WDW Softball Complex Opening

WDW Softball Complex Opening

Post by Phenix Mgt Int' » Sun, 29 Dec 1996 04:00:00


As I understand it, the brand new 4-diamond Softball Complex at Walt
Disney World in Orlando will have its first event Jan 2-5 with the winter
camp for the US boys program.

Also that the site will host the return of the Tampa Bay Smokers who will
play the US 18 team on January 5.  The Tampa Bay Smokers won the 1996 ISC
World Championships in Kimberly WI on August 18; came 2nd at the ASA's in
Decatur in Sept, but suspended operations in mid-Sep.  It appears they
are back!  I do not have the details but I understand that the Smokers
will be playing without their two ace Canadian pitchers,
Darren Zack (ISC World Champion in 1993 and 1995 with Toronto Gators)
Todd Martin (ISC World Champion in 1996 with Smokers),
 but they will join the team later.

All efforts to reach the Smokers to confirm this story have been
unsuccessful so far but my source for this information is sure this is
all happening.  (part of this info was also posted on AOL, I hear).

Al,

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WDW Softball Complex Opening

Post by Phenix Mgt Int' » Tue, 31 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Confirmed this evening by Mike Mink, GM of the Tampa Bay Smokers, they
WILL be playing at the WDW Softball Complex on January 5 in Orlando!

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WDW Softball Complex Opening

Post by Mike Kirchner - LM » Tue, 31 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Indeed the opening of the new complex is later this week.  
We are on the hook for this weekend for two games, Saturday and Sunday.

The camp is being conducted by Horace Bruff (sp?) from ASA.

More details as I learn them (and we just keep hearing dribs
and drabs!)

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Mike Kirchner
VP, FastPitch Officials Association of Central Florida