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Scott Kelly, District Commissioner 231-547-1144
208 W. Lincoln; Charlevoix, MI 49720

Joe Malec, Umpire in Chief 231-838-0886
8125 Mink Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740


Men's Major, A & B /

Rex Marquardt Memorial Tournament
Petoskey, Michigan


July 6 - 8, 2018


Thank you to our Tournament Sponsors:

   Petoskey Area video

48th Annual Holiday Invitational started by Ed White in 1970 and renamed as the Rex Marquardt Memorial in 1998 after Rex passed away on 5/25/97. Rex was a long time Tournament Director at Ed White Field with Ed and Dick Harbaugh – Rex and Dick were inducted into the MASA Hall of Fame in 2002 for their many years of service and in helping to build the reputation for tournament softball in Petoskey as one of the best.

Pre-Tournament Information:

 

5 team round robin tournament with a $400 entry fee. 4 game guarantee with a one game championship between the two top teams from pool play to determine champion and runner-up. LIMIT OF 5 TEAMS. Schedule will involve two games Friday night at 7:00 and 8:30 pm, Saturday games at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Two final pool play games on Sunday at 8:00 am and 9:30 am with the Championship game at 11:30 am. To enter, please send entry fee check made payable to "D21 Softball" and mailed to Scott Kelly, 208 W Lincoln, Charlevoix, MI 49720.

 

Interested Participants:

1. Lightning from Marshall

2. Northeast Naturals from Virginia (Jeff Nowaczyk and friends) - paid 1/29/18

3. Michigan Snappers from Eaton Rapids

4. Frankenmuth Brewery from Frankenmuth

5. Aces from Homer

 

 

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2017 Order of Finish:

Champion – Michigan Snappers from Eaton Rapids (team picture with Marquardt family members)

Runner-Up – Reese A’s from Reese (team picture with Marquardt family members)

Pool Play Order of Finish:

1. Michigan Snappers – 4 wins, 0 losses

2. Reese A’s – 3 wins, 1 loss

3. Lightning – 2 wins, 2 losses

4. Wranglers – 1 win, 3 losses

5. Frankenmuth Brewery – 0 wins, 4 losses

 

2016 Order of Finish:

Champion – Circle Tap from Denmark, WI (Team Photo with Mrs. Marquardt)

Runner-Up – Blues from Hastings (Team Photo with Mrs. Marquardt)

Pool Play Finish:

1. Circle Tap – 4 wins, 0 losses

2. Blues – 3 wins, 1 loss

3. Lightning – 2 wins, 2 losses

4. Tiffany’s – 1 win, 3 losses, 17 runs allowed

5. Reese A’s – 1 win, 3 losses, 30 runs allowed

6. Thunder – 1 win, 3 losses, 31 runs allowed

 

2015 Results:

Champion – Thunder from Battle Creek (team picture)

Runner-Up – Lightning from Marshall (team picture)

Pool Play Order of Finish:

1. Thunder (3 wins)

2. Lightning (1 win, 2 losses, 17 runs allowed)

3. Cary Trucking (1 win, 2 losses, 18 runs allowed)

4. Tiffany’s (1 win, 2 losses, 23 runs allowed)

2014 Champion – Northern Michigan Fastpitch (team picture with Mrs. Marquardt)

2014 Runner-Up – Lightning (team picture with Mrs. Marquardt)

Tournament Director Note: Northern Michigan Fastpitch had three players from the Argentina National Team along with several other players from Midland to round out their roster this weekend. The Argentina softball players were in the US for several weeks of exhibition with their team and elected to stay in Midland and play additional games until their team competes in the ISC World Tournament in the US in August.

2014 Pool Play Order of Finish:

1. Northern MI Fastpitch from Petoskey, Midland, and Argentina (3-1 record)

2. Lightning from Marshall (3-1 record, loss to NM Fastpitch)

3. Crouch Electric from Cold Water (2-2 record)

4. Tiffany’s from Frankenmuth (1-3 record)

5. Blues from Hastings (1-3 record, loss to Tiffany’s)

2013 Rex Marquardt Memorial Invitational

2013 Champion – Thunder (win 10-5 in championship game) (team picture)

Runner-Up – Lightning (team picture)

2013 Pool Play Order of Finish:

1. Lightning – 4-0 record

2. Thunder – 2-2 record (beat ACes in head to head)

3. Aces – 2-2 record

4. Blues – 1-3 record (beat EJ in head to head)

5. EJ – 1-3 record

2011 Championship Game: