The 33rd annual Kelso Klassic (established in 1985) is June 9,10,11, 2017 and will be played at the Kelso City Park, located on Cherry St. in Kelso, MO. “We anticipate 14 teams, tremendous crowds, and great softball for fastpitch fans”, said Rick Heuring (Founder of the Kelso Klassic ).
“We have had many world class players come to Kelso, and although they have participated in places all over the country, they still think Kelso is right there at the top of the fastpitch venues when comparing competition, atmosphere, crowds, and overall organization”. Rick added that “The entire weekend is like a big tail-gate party. If we get good weather, we will draw around 2,000 fans for our Friday night session. Saturday night is also well attended.”
Rick has complete statistics for every player that has ever participated in the Kelso Klassic, now numbering 1,952 different individuals, since the tournament began in 1985. Rick has collected player profiles and photos from the past to build a history of fastpitch and the tournament. And according to Rick “We like to think that our information rivals that of the ISC”.
The ISC is very glad to once again have the ‘Kelso Klassic” as one of its ISC World Tournament Qualifiers !