|softball fan 101||
Joined Jan 12 2013
61 years old
I am from Kelso, MO, home the the Kelso Klassic, the premier men's fast pitch tournament in the Midwest. Since 1985, when the tournament was founded, teams from all over the country have played in this event and has been supported by many teams from the St. Louis area.
As founder, tournament director, and chairman of the Kelso Klassic, I wish to say thank you to all the players and teams from the area who have supported us in the past. We sincerely hope you have enjoyed the tournament and look forward to seeing you in Kelso each summer.
I have played, managed, umpired, and directed many teams from Kelso over the past 35 years. It has been my good fortune to have played in and umpired several ASA national tournaments during my career. I was inducted into the Missouri ASA Hall of Blue in 2008.
I retired as an active player in 2012 at age 56. Softball is still in my blood, however, and expect to stay active as an umpire as long as I am able. As a former pitcher, I also conduct male pitching clinics during the summer to help with the adult men's game. It has been a tremendous privilege and pleasure to have been involved in ASA softball since 1976.