The 2024 schedule of weekends is being posted now. Our tournament entry fee is $600 for a four game round robin tournament. The schedule for 2024 is very similar to 2023. We would like to offer a women's fastpitch tournament the first weekend (June 14-16, 2024) if there is enough interested teams. Right now Hooters from Kalamazoo and Ice Cubes from Detroit/Bay City are two teams that we've been in contact with who are interested. Once again we will host the men's Class B State Finals which will be the last weekend in July. In the last weekend of June, we will have many of Michigan's B teams come in and attempt to supplement with some Major and class A pitchers. We have several people working on bringing in some national caliber talent for the Marquardt weekend which will be before the 4th of July this year.
We typically play 5 team round robin tournaments with a four game guarantee. This has worked out well for teams traveling into the area so they can plan their weekend stay in Petoskey. Our weekend schedule typically has two games Friday night starting at 7:00 pm, resume Saturday morning at 9 or 10 am and play all day with two or three round robin games on Sunday starting at 8 am followed by the one game championship starting about 11:30 / 12:00 noon. You can find brackets with schedules so you can follow your favorite teams on this website several weeks prior to the start of each tournament. You can also follow the games through our facebook page, D21 Softball at Petoskey, which also serves as our archives if you want to go back in time. On this FB page we post game scores and some highlights after each game. This year we started posting the picture of the completed scorebook so players could track their stats and follow the top performers. Hope to see you all at the waterfront in Petoskey which is one of the premier parks in the world with Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay behind left field and center field fences providing some of the most incredible sunsets you will ever see!
Many thanks to our corporate sponsors for the summer softball series - without your support we would not be able to offer these tournaments. Corporate Sponsors for 2023 included: Priority Mortgage from Grand Rapids, DJS Systems from Homer, BASES from Charlevoix and the Petoskey Visitors and Convention Bureau through PetoskeyArea.com. We also had support from Corktown Pizza Company from Petoskey who sponsored our pizza for homeruns program in 2023 as well as Trophy Case who assisted us with our award packages.
Plan on coming to Petoskey for the week and enjoy some league games with local men's teams playing on Tuesday and Thursday nights and local women's teams playing on Monday and Wednesday nights from mid-June into late July. There are lots of wonderful things to do indoors and outdoors in the area. For lodging information and more while attending D21 Softball events, please visit www.PetoskeyArea.com
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