Missoula fastpitch

...now browsing by tag

 
 

Missoula Hosting 2016 Montana Men’s Fastpitch State Tournament

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

MISSOULA, MT – The ASA Montana Men’s Fastpitch State Tournament is being held Aug. 6-7 at Spurgin Park with eight teams battling for the championship.

  • Desperado
  • Silver Slipper
  • Silver $
  • N-Unit
  • Valley Furniture
  • Plentywood
  • Blackfoot Allstars
  • Gallery Lounge
  • 2016 Montana State Tourn

    Missoula Fastpitch Restoring Its Field of Dreams

    Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
    The Missoula Adult Fastpitch League is determined to renovate Orchard Park (also known as Spurgin Field) for league and tournament play. Courtesy photo

    The Missoula Adult Fastpitch League is determined to renovate Orchard Home Park (also known as Spurgin Field) for league and tournament play. Courtesy photo

    MISSOULA, MT – The need was there, the will was there, but it would take money – and a lot of it – for men’s fastpitch in Missoula to rebuild its Field of Dreams.

    Orchard Home Park, known to local fastpitch enthusiasts as Spurgin Field, sits on the corner of Spurgin Road and Tower Street. It’s been home to men’s fastpitch since the 1970s.

    But last August a powerful windstorm blew down a third of the grandstand; the fence surrounding the field, along with the infield and outfield are a mess. In other words, the entire ballpark needs a makeover.

      RAISING THE DOUGH

    But that costs money. And a lot of it says Dusty St. John, who along with an army of volunteers resolved to bring the ballpark that hosts the Missoula Adult Fastpitch League (MAFL) back to first-rate playing conditions.

    “We needed to raise $15,360 to revive the field and run the league this year,” said St. John, MAFL president and co-manager of Shock-N-Awe, one of five teams comprising the league. “It was a lofty goal to ask of five teams, but much to our delight the teams stepped up and exceeded our goals by raising $16,245.”

    Click to continue reading “Missoula Fastpitch Restoring Its Field of Dreams”