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10th Annual Preston Merchants Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

preston.fp Preston, Minn. ball field. Contributed photo

PRESTON, Minn. – The 10th Annual Preston Merchants Men’s Fastpitch Tournament still has openings in its 14-team double elimination tournament, July 26-27.

The entry fee is only $225, and the traveling expense payoff (based on 14 entries) is substantial:

  • 1st place – $500
  • 2nd place – $350
  • 3rd place – $200
  • 4th place – $100
  • For complete information and registration, visit: 2014-Preston Tournament.

    Thank you,
    Barb Scheevel
    15547 County 15
    Preston, MN 55965

    (507) 765-4948 home
    (507) 696-0646 cell

    Wilber Lime and Santa Rosa marching through AA and A-Major brackets

    Saturday, August 10th, 2013

    DES MOINES – Wilber Lime of Galesville, Wisc. is no stranger to high finishes in the NAFA World Series. And so far they are marching toward a possible championship in the AA Division by posting three wins Thrusday and Friday.

    The Galesville squad beat Bronx, Palazzon’s Java House, and Napanee to set up a semifinal meeting with Willkomm (Wisc.) at 2:40 p.m., Saturday at Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Willkomm has won twice to advance. The championship is scheduled for 6 p.m.tonight at Great Des Moines.

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    Eighth annual Preston (MN) Fastpitch Tournament

    Sunday, July 8th, 2012

    PRESTON, MN – Preston, Minnesota is located in the southeastern part of the state; about 36 miles southeast of Rochester. Preston is central to one of the remaining hotspots of men’s fastpitch left in Minnesota.

    The Scheevel family – Lynn and Barbara, and their sons Ryan and Brett – are an integral part of the Preston Merchants men’s fastpitch team, the 2010 Minnesota ASA Class C state champions. And they along with a host of dedicated volunteers, are doing their utmost in promoting the sport by hosting an annual tournament.

    Dubbed the Preston Fastpitch Tournament, the popular event is now in its eighth year.

    The tournament will be held July 28-29. If you’re in the area, plan on attending. Great fastpitch fun to be had for players, teams and fans alike.

    Minnesota state fastpitch notes:
    …the ASA state tournament for classes B, C and D will be held at Caswell Park in North Mankato. The B tournament will be held Aug. 4-5; and C and D, Aug. 10-12. See the Minnesota Sports Federation – National Softball Federation website for more information: MSF-NSF

    …also on the MSF-NSF website, you can find a listing of the state’s greatest fastpitch players, managers and sponsors who have been inducted into the MSF Hall of Fame. Direct link to Hall of Fame