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Long Haul Trucking back in the majors
By Don Bowman
Long Haul Trucking will be back in the major ranks for the 2008 season, after team sponsor John Daniels made some huge moves in the off-season. Home run legend Hank Garris and long ball specialist B.J. Fulk are among the big names playing for manager Teddy Larson (Bayport) this season. Larson, is a Minnesota USSSA hall of famer, trying his luck with a scorebook for the first time. “JD” also mixed in some local talent, in keeping 2007 LH stars Geno Buck, Anthony Dress and Adam Peterson.
Expected local stops for the Long Haul juggernaut include the Dudley Classic (June 20-22) and the Fireman’s (July 18-20).
Easton/Hooters/Rockets women’s class “B” softball club, who won the 2007 USSSA World
There will also be some other very top notch women’s class “B” and class “C” teams participating as well!
Fireman’s Tournament field set
Softball entrepreneur Jeff Barnes’ Bloomington Fireman’s Tournament is already filled in mens play on July 20-22! The tournament gets bigger and better every year. There still is a glimmer of hope for a women’s team and co rec team to gain access, interested parties should contact Jeff ASAP!
Two top softball teams disband
Two of the very best men’s softball clubs in the state have disbanded. The aforementioned Long Haul men’s class “A” ASA national champions as well as the J&H/Combat men’s class “B” USSSA champions are no longer.
Contractor’s Capitol a force in 2008
Mosquitoland Classic back again
For registration information, call Jerry Otto Jr. at 651-483-3368.
Team openings available
Speaking of openings, men’s class ‘D” Monday night openings still exist for Little Canada (call 651-766-4041) and on other nights at BeBops in Blaine (call 763-754-2424), give ‘em a shout.
Kuyath to have hip surgery
USSSA/ASA Hall of Famer, “Swinging” Dick Kuyath is expected to under go hip surgery soon, we wish Dick the best of luck and a speedy recovery!
Local ump works NCAA tournament
Keith Cook, a highly
regarded fast pitch umpire from
Fastpitch associations to be active
There will be a
Dehkes to co-manage top team
Billy Dehkes (
Dudley Earlybird registration info
The longest running men’s/women’s qualifier in the state is now accepting registrations for the 23rd Annual Dudley Earlybird USSSA National Qualifier, April 26th/27th in Blaine and Little Canada. Divisions offered are mens D-E, women’s C-D, and co rec C-D. For info call 651-490-0045.
Your 2008 hot uniform colors
Local uniform providers claim the “hot” uniform colors for 2008 will be red/navy and red/black this season!