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Rain cancels Eugene Holm Classic, undefeated Kegel takes title

Monday, June 15th, 2015

BouleyTyler.15 Some of the Midwest’s top teams and players competed in the Eugene Holm Classic men’s fastpitch tournament, including Tyler Bouley of Tin Cup, St. Paul, Minn.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The weather wouldn’t cooperate at the Eugene Holm Classic, so Sunday’s championship round had to be canceled. But until the rains poured, some closely contested games were played with three of the eight teams claiming the top three spots.

TOURNAMENT’S BEST THREE

  • 1. Kegel Black Knights 3-0 (one run allowed)
  • 2. SME Threshers 2-1 (four runs allowed)
  • 3. Tin Cup, St. Paul 2-1 (nine runs allowed)
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    Small town Cushing, a hot draw in men’s fastpitch

    Thursday, May 28th, 2015
    The Dugout team honored their teammate, the late Pete Kelly, during the 12th Annual Dugout Memorial Weekend Tournament in Cushing, Wisconsin. Courtesy Photo

    The Dugout team honored their teammate, the late Pete Kelly, during the 12th Annual Dugout Memorial Weekend Tournament in Cushing, Wisconsin. Courtesy Photo

    CUSHING, Wisc. – Wisconsin is dotted with many rural, small towns surrounded by farm fields, forests and pastures. One such small town located in this idyllic setting in the northwest part of the state is Cushing.

    Cushing folks, numbering about 100 to 150, have quite a few outdoor activities to choose from: they can hike, they can camp, they can boat, and they can hunt and fish.

    And for the more competitively inclined, they can play men’s fastpitch softball.

    Cushing might be small in population, but it’s big in softball, with no less than four teams – Dugout Bar and Grill, Suzy Q’s, the Tigers, and the Heat – playing fastpitch.

      LONEY AND DIETMEIER KEEP THE TRADITION GOING

    And for over 20 years, Cushing has drawn teams from near and far for its Memorial weekend tournament. The past 12 years Dugout has hosted the tournament, led by tournament directors Steve Loney and Les Dietmeier.

    This year’s tourney – the 12th Annual Dugout Memorial Weekend Tournament – drew nine teams from Wisconsin and Minnesota, with Tin Cup of St. Paul, Minnesota taking the title over instate-rival Ostrander.

    So how has Cushing preserved its fastpitch roots, while the sport fades away in many larger towns and cities throughout the country?

    “We all grew up playing fastpitch, or the younger kids dad’s played, or they are still playing,” said Dietmeier, who plays for Dugout.

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