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Seattle (men’s fastpitch) Invitational Returns to Fife

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

FASTPITCH TOURNEY FEATURES SOLID TALENT, HONORS LEGENDS
By Jeremy Helling / Tacoma Weekly


The RiverDogs from Boise, Idaho and their pitcher, Shane Alder, will try to bring home a championship in the 52nd Annual Seattle Invitational Tournament.

FIFE, WA – For the second straight year, men’s fastpitch teams from around the Northwest, Northern California and British Columbia will be converging on Fife (near Tacoma) for the 52nd annual Seattle Invitational, which this year will become the longest continuously running men’s fastpitch tournament in the nation.

The tournament, which will take place at Dacca Park on July 21-22, will feature 12 to 14 teams from around the region in a round-robin format on July 21. Each team is guaranteed at least five games, and it will switch to a single-elimination format on July 22 to determine the champion.

The legendary Jimmy Moore, an International Softball Congress Hall of Fame member, will be honored during tournament ceremonies.

“We have probably the most diverse group we’ve had since 2000,” said Tournament Director Charlie Bendock, adding that last year’s champions, the Cal-State Builders from San Mateo, Calif., return and should be the favorites. “It’s a very good representation, and there are some very strong teams.”

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