Wessel's Ready for 2013 Fastpitch Season; Teutopolis Memorial Tournament Scheduled


Published on May 17 2013 8:56 am
Last Updated on May 17 2013 9:30 am
Written by Millie Lange

Wessel’s Coors Light opened its 2013 men's fastpitch softball campaign recently.

Last year, Coors Light ended the year with a 20th place finish in the NAFA World Series and also won the T-Town League Tournament.  

Coors Light will play about a 40 game schedule with six tournaments. The team will be making a trip to the NAFA World Series in Des Moines, Iowa in August. The tournament schedule includes six very competitive tournaments.

Returning from last year’s team are Sean Lee (shortstop & manager), Chad Buehnerkemper, Gary Niebrugge (pitcher), Jon Lee (second base), John Niebrugge(catcher, outfield), Tim Schumacher (first base), Brent Bohnoff (outfield), Cole Koester (shortstop) and Paul Mersman (pitcher).  

The team has added some youth to go along with their experienced veteran players including Brad Meinhart, Mitch Meinhart, Curran McNeely, Blake Martin, Brooks Inman, Brandon Wasmuth and Alex Schumacher.

The team would like to thank their sponsors Wessel’s Grocery and Koerner’s Distributors.

Wessel's Schedule


May 21-26 -- Memorial Day Tournament, Teutopolis

Tues. May 28, 7 p.m. -- T-Town KC's, T-Town

Thurs. May 30, 7 p.m. -- Bushue Brother's Tree Service, T-Town


Wed. June 5, 7 p.m. -- T-Town KC's, T-Town

June 7-9 -- Kelso Tournament, Kelso, Mo.

Thurs. June 20, 7 p.m. -- Budweiser, T-Town

Mon. June 24, 7 p.m. -- Koerner Miller Lite, T-Town

June 27-30 -- 4th of July Tournament, Altamont


Tues. July 2, 7 p.m. -- Koerner Miller Lite, T-Town

Tues. July 9, 7 p.m. -- T-Town KC's, T-Town

July 12-13 -- Teutopolis League Tournament, T-Town

Mon. July 15, 7 p.m. -- Budweiser T-Town

Mon. July 22, 7 p.m. -- Koerner Miller Lite, T-Town

July 26-July 28 -- ASA State Tournament, Villa Grove

Tues. July 30, 7 p.m. -- Budweiser, T-Town


Aug. 2-4 -- Wood Bat State Tournament, Casey

Tues. Aug. 6, 7 p.m. -- Bushue Brother's Tree Service, T-Town

Aug. 8-11 -- NAFA "A Major" World Series, Des Moines, Ia.


Memorial Day Tournament Set To Open Play Wednesday

The Memorial Day Men's Fastpitch Softball Tournament will begin Wednesday at 7 p.m. and run through Sunday, May 26.

The meet will feature eight teams, five from the Effingham area, one from Pinckneyville, one from Villa Grove and one from Indianapolis, Ind.

New this year will be a butterfly porkchop concession special Saturday, May 25. There will be concessions and a beer garden all five days of the tournament.