Troutarama to feature softball tournament

10 teams will be playing

It will be softball action at the Troutarama on july 22-23.

It will be softball action at the Troutarama on july 22-23.

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 BALDWIN – The 66th Annual Baldwin Troutarama Softball Tournament is set for July 22-23 at Hollister Park.

Tournament director Curt Gravatt said 10 teams are signed up for the double elimination tournament.

The teams are from Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Shoey’s Bar in Baldwin.

The tourney starts 8 a.m. on Saturday morning although two teams might play on Friday, Gravatt said. Both diamonds will be used and Gravatt said there’s a possibility it could conclude on Sunday, if necessary.

There was a tournament last season with nine teams. Each game goes seven innings although there’s a mercy rule involved.

Gravatt said he’ll have 10 teams for the Labor Day Weekend Tournament at Hollister. It’s a double-double elimination tournament which means teams have to lose four games before they’re out. It will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the weekend.