Helmville Fastpitch swings by another year


Jean Pocha

Helmville player Oliver Grupenhoff hit a home run over the fence during semi-final play.

The 44th Annual Father Mac Fastpitch Softball Invitational event brought teams from around the state to Helmville, Montana for the weekend of June 3-4.

Each year the non-league softball tourney brings teams together for a weekend of fun and fast pitches in memory of a Helmville priest who would come up to play umpire after church services.

"He loved the game and after his untimely death (in 1980) the Father Mac Invitational was created," said Dave Mannix, retired Helmville pitcher..

The Father Mac Invitational does not count toward league standing, and is an additional game hosted by the...

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