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Spagnuolo & Schwab Memorial - Frankenmuth MI July 14-16

February 6, 2017

Frankenmuth, MI - Spagnuolo & Schwab Memorial - Frankenmuth MI July 15-17

I would like to announce plans for the Mike Spagnuolo and Pete Schwab
Memorial Fastpitch Tournament to be held in Frankenmuth, MI (Heritage
Park) on July 14-16, 2017. As in years past, the tournament will be
comprised of Major, A, B, and C teams from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana,
and Ontario.

Tournament Name: Spagnuolo & Schwab Memorial
Location: Frankenmuth, MI (Heritage Park)
Dates: July 15-17th, 2017
Classification: None (typically Major-A-B-C)
Format: 4 game guarantee (3 game round robin + single elim playoffs)
Playoffs (from Sunday morning): A bracket (8 teams), B bracket (4
teams), C bracket (4 teams)
UIC: Jim Fitrakis
# of teams: 16 (reduced from 18 teams last year for schedule flexibility)
Tournament Director: David Lach lachdavid(at) or 810-623-2276
Entry Fee: $450 payable to 'Wranglers Softball'
Scheduling: teams travelling from +2hr away have the option of
playing on Friday night or not

Mike Spagnuolo, Chris Dipzinski, and I ran the Pete Schwab Memorial
tournament, along with other Up to Date Painting team members from
2002-2013. Pete was a member of Chris and Spag's Frankenmuth Brewery
team before his sudden passing in 1996. Since Chris's semi-retirement
in 2013, the tournament was sponsored by Schaefer & Bierlein
( After Mike's passing early last year,
Schaefer & Bierlein has insisted that we run the tournament as a
Memorial. Considering all the time and effort that Mike put into this
tournament (including the annual slow roast BBQ on Saturday
afternoon), we are proud to carry on the tournament in his name (along
Mike's teenage son Kyle who heads the grounds crew).

Result from last year's tournament are included in the attached file.
Mickey's Sleds (Midland, MI) defeated Oetman (Moline, MI) by a score
of 4-0 earning a bid to the 2017 ISC World Tournament (Grand Rapids,

Finally, I want to encourage all ISC level teams, players, and fans to
attend this year's World Tournament. Downtown Grand Rapids is a great
place to visit - and the beaches along nearby Lake Michigan are
popular destination spots during the summer months.

Best Regards
David Lach

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