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2017 Big Ten Alumni Softball Tournament

Help us represent Penn State strong!

    The Penn State squad is getting geared up for the 2017 Big Ten Alumni Softball Tournament (co-ed). This year's tournament is scheduled for Sunday, August 27 at Mendakota Park softball fields in Mendota Heights (2171 Dodd Road - just north of 494 and east of 35E). The first game has been scheduled at 9:00am. The remainder of the schedule is listed below.

What we need from you:

    If you are interested in playing for the PENN STATE team, please email Our goal is to have around 18 commitments. You do not need to commit for the entire day - if you can only make the morning or afternoon, let us know!

Other information:

    I (Eric Strouse '89) will be the team captain again this year and coordinating the PSU team. This will be my 23rd year playing and I met some of my best friends at the very 1st year I played! This event is a great opportunity for newer members to meet alumni and possibly make great new friends. You don't have to be a star softball player to play either. It is semi-competitive in that we play for fun and to hopefully win a game or two! Several teams are very good and a couple play together year round. Most of our players only play a couple times a year or "it's been awhile" players!

    Below is the schedule of events:
  • 8:30am Captains' meeting with the umps at the gazebo; players arrive and start warming up
  • 9:00am First game (all teams get 4 guaranteed games)
  • 10:15am Second Game for PSU
  • 11:30-2pm Lunch/Break (Moose Country- Details below)
  • 2:30pm PSU 3rd Game
  • 3:30pm PSU 4th game
  • 4:45pm Championship game (Top team from each side)

Lunch: We will once again head to Moose Country (Address: 857 Sibley Memorial Highway -- Mendota Heights) for lunch. I have provided Moose Country with input gathered from the team reps at the meeting, and we're planning out an even better experience.

    If there are any questions, please contact us at