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K-Club Men’s Fastpitch, gearing up for 2013

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Rick Kolda will be counted on to handle the catching duties as well as toe the rubber for the K-Club Men’s Fastpitch team of Moses Lake, Washington.

MOSES LAKE, WASH – Planning and plotting for improvement always rates tops as a ball club’s chief goal heading into a new season.

The 2013 K-Club men’s fastpitch team is no different.

But there’s just one thing. K-Club had a great season in 2012, so how much more can they improve? Well, with a few key additions, along with several returning veterans, maybe just enough to reach the top rung on the sport’s ladder of success: winning a national fastpitch championship.

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K-Club fastpitch, father and sons building a quality ball club and lasting memories

Monday, January 30th, 2012

“I enjoy pitching and playing with my sons. It brings tears to my eyes realizing it. It’s a wonderful experience…,” – Dan Kolda

The K-Club: Back Row from left, Ryan Welsh, Randy Bitterman, Jeff Hannan, Chayce Christensen, Carlos Gonzalez, Scott Schmidt, Rick Kolda. Front Row from left, Joe McCormick, Duey Christensen, Jerry Sanders Jr, Mike Kolda and Dan Kolda.
Contributed Photo By Mike Kolda

MOSES LAKE, WA – Pitcher Dan Kolda has enjoyed his share of success on the fastpitch softball diamond. The 55-year-old is an Amateur Softball Association (ASA) All-American. He’s won ASA and North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) national championships. He’s also pitched in four International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournaments.

And he beat one of the greatest fastpitch teams ever assembled in the history of the sport: The Guanella Brothers of Santa Rosa, Calif. (2-0) in the 1986 ASA Major National Championship.

In his still active 38-year career, he’s amassed a treasure trove of fond memories. But none will compare with the memories he’s building right now: playing with his three sons, Michael Kolda, Rickey Kolda and stepson Ryan Welsh on a ball club aptly named – the K-Club – K standing for Kolda, of course.

“It will rank up there in my career,” said Kolda. “I had this idea that it would be fun to have a team with the boys, but it was Mike that put the program together and built it.”

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