2013 Illinois ASA Mens and Womens
Fastpitch state tournaments
Plans for the 2013 Illinois ASA fastpitch state tournaments are nearing completion. The 3nd annual Mens Wood Bat Tournament will be in Casey August 1-4 while the Mens Invitational State Tournament is scheduled for July 26-28 at a site still to be determined. The Womens Fastpitch State Tournament will return to Pekin with a tentative date(s) of July 14-15.
Twelve teams have expressed tentative interest in playing in Casey. Rockford is expected to return for the 3rd year to defend their 2012 crown. Other teams are encouraged to pay their entry fee as soon as possible as the twelve entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Rich Well will again serve as Tournament Director and he can be reached at 618-283-4525. Joe Snedeker is the local Tournament Coordinator and his contact number is 217-932-5911.
The Mens Invitational Fastpitch Tournament site has yet to be determined. Tentative hosting interest has been shown by Pinckneyville, Bloomington, Villa Grove, Springfield and Wood River. Tournament Directors Gary Nohren and Harrell Lerch along with State Commissioner Don Brewer are attempting to finalize the most centrally located site in order to maximize the number of entries. Teams/communities interested in hosting this years event should contact Nohren at 217-493-4454 or Lerch at 618-922-5889.
This years Womens Fastpitch State Tournament is again scheduled for Pekin under the able directorship of Fred Reader. Fred has conducted the womens tournament for several years and can be reached at 309-353-6305.
Concerning mens eligibility rules, pitchers must be bona fide residents of Illinois. State Commissioner Brewer can be reached at 618-525-1986 for specific eligibility questions.
Rich Well, 618-283-4525 Joe Snedeker, 217-932-3911
Harrell Lerch, 618-922-5889 Gary Nohren, 217-493-4454
Justin Goodwin, 217-556-7175 Fred Reader, 309-353-6305
Don Brewer, 618-525-1986