Oldtimers softball Wednesday

NEGAUNEE – Marquette will visit LaCombe Field in Negaunee at 3 p.m. Wednesday to kick off their 17th annual Oldtimers softball series.

Negaunee broke a 15-15 all-time tie with a pair of wins last year, 13-5 and 17-11, in this home-and-home series. Marquette will host the second game later this summer.

The teams have new managers – Ed Voet for Marquette and Don Trudell for Negaunee – as organizers jokingly said old age and worn-out body parts have taken their toll. The teams combine fun with competition at their games, then get together afterward to share a meal and reminisce about both the game and days gone by.