Tri-Star Baseball

Event details

  • Sunday | June 20, 2021
  • 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Menomonee Falls Little League Complex Clover Leaf Field #3 N64W15020 Mill Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Thanks to the MFLL Organization, Jerry Mislang, several other wonderful baseball-loving Optimists (two Larrys, Bill, Rick, Del, Fred, Ann, Lenny, Deb, Steve and Andy) and a handful of kids (including from JOI, FBLA and the HS Baseball Team), and photographers Jon Cline and Don Gorzek, our 2019 Tri-Star Baseball Event was a definite success! Thanks to the incredible work of Jerry (and many other Optimists) over the years building a solid foundation for this event, we were able to hit the ground running with our new partner – Menomonee Falls Little League. We simply moved the location to the Little League Complex, changed the date to coincide with their Family Fun Day on June 22nd, and expanded the time frame to 6.5 hours (10:30-5:00) to coincide with the Saturday Little League schedule. They even gave us a field for the entire day! Although this made for a long day, we were able to provide a great opportunity for 115 kids, and the weather was perfect! I’m pretty sure that the MFLL Organization will want us back next year.

photo by Don Gorzek The Tri-Star Baseball competition was held at the Little League complex on June 22, 2019. Ann Freudenthal and Fred Blanke worked the early shift at our registration table. photo by Jon Cline photo by Jon Cline Sawyer Salmela, age seven, ran the bases against the stopwatch, as Rich Kohl made sure he touched home plate. photo by Don Gorzek photo by Jon Cline photo by Jon Cline photo by Don Gorzek Will Sadowski, age eleven, of Riverside School hit the ball off the “T” for one of his events. photo by Jon Cline photo by Jon Cline photo by Don Gorzek Jacob Satler, age seven, of St Dominic School, throw the ball while Larry Barbera checked the balls speed with a radar gun. Larry Podolske recorded the results on the official score sheet. photo by Jon Cline photo by Jon Cline photo by Don Gorzek Cash Barbera, age nine, of Valley View School, made his throw while his grandfather, Larry, checks the ball speed with the Club’s radar gun. photo by Jon Cline photo by Jon Cline

Photos by Don Gorzek and Jon Cline

 

Tri-Star Baseball Chair: Don Eisenhauer

Tri-Star Baseball Co-chair: Shannon Dederich