The Bowen men's fastpitch team hosted it's first ever wooden bat tournament on Saturday.
BOWEN, Ill. (WGEM) -- The Bowen men's fastpitch softball team hosted it's first ever wooden bat tournament on Saturday, where six teams from across the region went head-to-head in a round-robin style event.
Men's fastpitch has always been popular over the summer months in the United Stats as well as other countries around the world.
Bowen ASA Hall of Fame manager Rocco Ramsey says the key is keeping older players in the game, while always looking to add interest from younger talent.
"It's more so that I'm trying to keep the game alive and pick up young kids every year to play the game," Ramsey told WGEM Sports.
"That's the main reason, and it's what I've been doing for years, just working the young kids into fast pitch softball. All you've got to do is get them on the diamond and they fall in love with it."
The money raised on Saturday will go toward funding trips to other events for the team, as they'll travel across the region for tournaments throughout the summer.
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