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Sept. 1, 2013
Milwaukee Senior Classic Marks 11 Years; Draws 29 Teams
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - The eleventh annual Milwaukee Classic softball tournament held at Wirth Park here in May attracted a record-tying 29 teams in age brackets from 50 to 75.
The weather was ideal for softball on Saturday and Sunday after a complete wash out on Friday. Because the Milwaukee area had many activities, graduations and concerts, the 65 and 70 teams could not finish the scheduled games Sunday as all hotels and motels were booked.
The competition in all five divisions was great. Rockford Orthopedics, a new team to the tournament, took the 50s division with Windy City Thunder taking second.
In the 55s division, Chicago Classics Panthers won followed by Milwaukee Merchants.
In the five-team 60 division, Handeland Flooring took the title and Mitchells/Studz placed second.
In the eight-team 65 bracket, Michaels, with a 5 and 0 record, took the crown with Oshkosh Ambassadors claiming second with a 3 and 2 record. In the 70 division, Oshkosh Ambassadors won the tournament with Michaels 70ís taking second place.
The tournament benefited the Wounded Warrior Project, (woundedwarriorproject.org) and a highlight was a fly over on Saturday by vintage military planes, provided by the Wisconsin War Hawks.
Mark your calendars for May 16-18 next year the 12th annual Milwaukee Classic. Based on this yearís results, the tournament should be bigger and more competitive than ever.