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High Caliber Teams Battle for Grafmeier Crown In Kimberly

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

KIMBERLY, Wis. – The Jack Grafmeier Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament is just two weeks away and promises to be a dandy with 16 of the best teams in the game competing for the championship at Kimberly’s Sunset Park, May 31-June 2.

For game schedules and results, visit the Kimberly Recreation Association website. And if the weather calls for rain, call the rainout line at 920-687-7890.

The pool play tournament kicks off on Friday night with five games on tap. The action continues through Saturday, and at the conclusion of the games, the top-two teams from each of the four pools advance into a single elimination playoff on Sunday.

Highlighting the field are the USA and New Zealand national teams that are preparing for the World Baseball Softball Federation (WBSC) World Championship in Prague and Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, June 13-23.

    THE CONTESTANTS

Pool A
Bar Buzz-Appleton, WI
Rice Lake Orangemen-Rice Lake, WI
Stoneyard-Madison, WI
KC Monarchs-Kansas City, MO

Pool B
New Zealand Men’s National Team
Dolan & Murphy-Aurora, IL
Tin Cup-St.-Paul, MN
Silver Star-LaCrosse, WI

Pool C
Kegel Black Knights-Fargo, ND
Pueblo Bandits-Pueblo, CO
Odin / Hennegar Plumbing-Odin, MN
Hitters-Kimberly, WI

Pool D
USA Men’s National Team
Hustle Hogs-DeKalb, IL
Bar Blues-Madison, WI
Optimum Crush-Kenosha, WI

The Grafmeier Features Top Men’s Fastpitch Softball Teams

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

Beautiful Sunset Park in Kimberly, Wisc. will be the setting for for the 2019 Jack Grafmeier Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, May 31-June 3. Photo By BOB OTTO

By Justin Colombo
Tournament Director
Bossdj32@yahoo.com

KIMBERLY, Wisc. – The 2019 Jack Grafmeier Memorial Tournament will be held May 31-June 2 at legendary Sunset Park, Kimberly, WI.

Entry fee is $300.

“We have 12 teams committed at this time,” said tournament director Justin Colombo.

Committed Teams

– New Zealand Men’s National Team
– Tin Cup Tornados St Paul, MN
– The Bar Buzz Appleton, WI
– Kegel Black Knights Fargo, ND
– Hustle Hogs Dekalb, IL
– Kansas City Monarchs
– Stoneyard Madison, WI
– Hitters Kimberly, WI
– Rice Lake Orangemen
– Bar Blues Madison, WI
– Silver Star Lacrosse, WI
– Dolan and Murphy Aurora, IL

Contact Info
Justin Colombo at Bossdj32@yahoo.com with any questions.

A Step Back In Time: Jason Hanson’s home run ends Green Bay All-Car’s drive

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

All-Car teammates huddle around pitcher Michael White after he tumbled to the ground in the bottom of the seventh inning with an injured leg. White was unable to return and All-Car went on to lose to the Tampa Bay Smokers, 4-2, in the 1996 ISC World Tournament championship game. Photo By BOB OTTO

Tampa Bay claims title with dramatic 4-2 victory in 1996 ISC World Tournament

By Sharon Raboin / Green Bay Press-Gazette
Monday, August 19, 1996

KIMBERLY, Wisc. – Michael White of All-Car of Green Bay crumbled to the ground after pitching to Jason Hanson.

White groaned and grabbed his left leg while his teammates rushed to his side.

The crowd of about 5,000 became silent at Sunset Park.

It was the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday afternoon in the championship of the International Softball Congress World Tournament. All-Car and the Tampa Bay Smokers were tied 2-2

After a couple of minutes, White was helped to his feet. He desperately wanted to continue. He tested his injured leg.

“I just couldn’t,” White said. “There was pain shooting up my leg. I couldn’t put any weight on it at all. There was no way I could push it.”

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