The Fastpitch Chronicle will start a tournament listing service beginning on May 16th. Tournament directors of fastpitch tournaments of any size or sort may list their tournament on the site free of charge.
Directors need to simply forward the information about their event to Bob and he will post it on the site. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get your event and the information about it posted.
The weekend coming up, May 19-20 is the tournament for 10-U and 12-U girls in Poynette. It's the Howie Wiese Memorial Tournament.
Pepin tournaments at Legendary Haines Field are July 27-28 - Pepin, Wisconsin; Pepin Tournaments; 12-U is Friday 7/27 with 3 game guarantee; Entry fee is $200; contact Matt at email@example.com or call 715-495-3917 -- 14-U Tourney is 7/28 with entry fee of $250; 18-U is 7/29 with entry fee of $250. same contact information; these tournaments always fill up so contact Matt soon.
Baraboo Thunder sponsors two separate touranments. the first one is the Gem City Challenge. Here is a link to that great event https://www.baraboothunder.com/page/show/3759828-gem-city-challenge-june-22-23-and-24-2018
The second Baraboo event is The Classic. Here is the link to that one https://www.baraboothunder.com/page/show/3759839-thunder-classic-july-13-14-and-15-2018
Poynette, WI - SPASH hosted Wisconsin Rapids today at Diamond of Champions in Poynette due to unplayable conditions in Wisconsin Rapids. Poynette was on the road in Lodi and provided two fields in great playing condition to the pair of Wisconsin Valley teams. The game was actually supposed to be played in the Rapids but due to some administrative issues Point agreed to play the game in Poynette as their home game against Rapids this season. So the second round will see SPASH travel and not get to play Rapids at home for the second straight year.
Rapids jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning but saw the Panthers cut the lead by a third with a run in the bottom of that frame. SPASH added another run in the fourth to pull to within one. An eight run sixth put things away for SPASH.
The winning pitcher was Maddie Fink in relief of Andrea Cherney and Fink went 3x4 a the plate, the same feat she accomplished against Poynette on Tuesday. Ally Miklesh went 2x2. No other Panthers had multiple hits. Rapids had five hits but no player had more than one. Cherney fanned nine while fink whiffed four.
SPASH moves to 4-0 on the season.
In other action Merrill and Marshfield played a twinbill at the Arlington Firemen's park today. Poynette coach Bob Tomlinson secured the site and prepped the fields for them. Marshfield won the first game but the second game was shortened due to darkness as the Marshfield bus broke down a couple of times on the trip to dryer fields.
2/9/2018 | Softball
The Madison College softball team and coach Leo Kalinowski have added former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay standout Allie Taylor to its coaching staff for the upcoming 2018 season, which begins with the N4C Dome Jamboree, March 2-4.
I just watched the UW-Green Bay game against Northern Iowa in the Uni-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Phoenix sent freshman pitcher Kayla Schwebke to the circle for her first collegiate start. The Laconia graduate and three-time state championship pitcher pitched well, allowing two runs in a 5-2 defeat. She twirled the first four innings. Other former Wisconsin high school players on the roster include: Sonja Schubert of Elkhart Lake, Alexis Otto of Ashwaubenon, Jenna Smarzinski of Kimberly, Emily Maderios of Beaver Dam, Bailey Schultz of Mosinee, Elizabeth Pautz of Pulaski, Chyanne Onstad of Westosha Central and Aubrey Drohner of SPASH.
Here is just another musing. In an email sent out to high school athletic directors today from the WIAA office. A new WIAA rule for baseball now allows baseball pitcher to begin workouts under the supervision of a high school coach five days the week prior to the offiical season start. Softball does not have that provision. Below is a link to the guidelines for that.
Keep it Rising!