National Regionals highlight busy 2012 softball schedule at Sandquist Park

The CIASA’s work at Sandquist Park not only benefits hundreds of local adults playing softball…

The Cambridge-Isanti Area  Softball Association received a very nice feather in its cap when it was selected to host the 2012  MSF-NSF Northern Region Softball Championships Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at Sandquist Family Park.

A load of teams will descend upon Isanti County for a full weekend of slowpitch softball. National Regional champions will be determined in Women’s C, DD-D and EE-E classes, along with a Men’s Class C bracket.

...But tournaments also help area businesses by bringing in many teams from around Minnesota over summer weekends.


Cambridge Classic June 8-10

The summer softball tournament schedule kicks at Sandquist Park kicks off the June 8-10 weekend with the 17th annual Cambridge Softball Classic. Many of the area’s finest teams will compete in Men’s and two separate Women’s divisions, with games beginning 6 p.m. Friday night.

Next on the schedule is the annual Ed Oliver Memorial Men’s State/National Qualifier July 6-8. Teams from Classes C, DD-D and EE will be battling it out for berths for both State and National tournaments.

The weekend of July 27-29, CIASA will host the ASA District 6 Men’s Class EE Championship at Sandquist.

Then on Aug. 17-19, the Women’s Class DD State Championships come to town, with the top placers earning spots in the Labor Day tourney back at Sandquist Park.

Battle for top of  C-I Men’s League

The Bulldogs added to their C-I Thursday Men’s League lead with two more victories May 24– 14-2 over Team Lundeen and 13-2 over Sons  of Pitches.

That sets up a showdown of the top two teams in the league when The Bulldogs take on Patriot Lanes May 31 at 6 p.m. at Sandquist.

Thursday Men’s League

Bulldogs 10-0; Patriot Lanes 8-1; Who’z Up 5-2; Team Lundeen 5-4; Clean Response 4-4; Studweiser’s 3-3; Leaf Towing 3-3; TNT Construction 4-5; The Buzz 3-4; Isanti Hitmen 4-6; Thompson Construction 4-6; Sons of Pitches 3-6; Muskrats 2-8; Sewer Dawgs 1-7.

Wednesday Women’s League

Jailbirds 4-0; Misfits 3-1; Twin City Security 2-1; NightHawks 1-2; Screwballs 1-3; Pine Brook Inn 0-4.

Tuesday Men’s 35-Over Masters

Kostecka Farms 4-0; Cambridge Legion 3-1; Cambridge Bar & Grill 2-2; 95 Car Wash 1-2; Team Fickle 1-2; Wizards 1-2; N.A.D.S. 0-3.