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2018 Spagnuolo & Schwab Memorial Tournament (Frankenmuth)

July 13-15
Frankenmuth, MI

The Mike Spagnuolo and Pete Schwab Memorial Fastpitch Tournament will be held in Frankenmuth, MI (Heritage Park) on July 13-15, 2018.  As in years past, the tournament will be comprised of Major, A, B, and C teams from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Ontario.  This will be the 17th straight year that I have been involved in running this tournament - and we're looking forward to another great event.

Tournament Name:  Spagnuolo & Schwab Memorial
Location:  Frankenmuth, MI (Heritage Park)
Dates:  July 13-15th, 2018
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
Tournament Director:  David Lach lachdavid(at) or 810-623-2276
Entry Fee:  $475 USD payable to 'Wranglers Softball'
Payment:  mail check to Nathan Krafft, 311 5th St. Apt 12, Bay City, MI  48708
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 Schwab was a member of Chris and Spag's Frankenmuth Brewery team before his sudden passing in 1996.  From 2013, the tournament was sponsored by Schaefer & Bierlein ( and ran by the Wrangler's Softball team.  Spag helped the Wranglers get started as a player/coach and continued to help run this tournament until his passing in 2016.  Spag was the MVP pitcher for the 1st ISC II World Championship in 2002.  We are proud to carry on the tournament in his name.

Result from last year's tournament are included in the attached file.
Mickey's Sleds (Midland, MI) defeated the Snappers (Eaton Rapids, MI) by a score of 7-3 to earn the A division title. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in Frankenmuth this July!

David Lach