SALT LAKE CITY — The highly popular “Pioneer Days Men’s Fastpitch” softball tournament is returning to Salt Lake City this year after an 11-year hiatus.
The tournament will take place from July 12-14, and is the first tournament to be held for Pioneer Days since 2002. This year’s tournament is being re-named the “Larry H. Miller Memorial Pioneer Days Tournament” to honor the late Larry H. Miller.
The tournament will have eight teams, including the California A’s, which finished the 2012 ISC World Softball tournament in eighth place.
Other team’s from Colorado and Washington are also expected to make the trip to Salt Lake City, and a pair of local teams will also be in the tournament.
Teams will play Friday, July 12, starting at 6 p.m.
The tournament will run through the weekend, and the championship game will be played Sunday at 3 p.m.
All the games are free to attend, and will be played at the Larry H. Miller Softball Complex.
Preceding the tournament Friday will be an induction ceremony honoring 14 members into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame. Layton’s Leonard “Odell” Kirk is one of the members, and is the only Davis County member to make the Hall of Fame this year.
Other inductees are Tommy Bahan of Park City, Mark Baldwin of Wellsville, Debbie Butler of Erda, Arnold “A.J.” Christensen of Wellsville, Ivan Christensen of Providence, Lynn Christensen of Washington, Terry Jordan of Price, Mel Moon of Salt Lake City, Ron Nelson of Willard, Lisa Parker of Murray, Jim Peacock of St. George, and Sharon Seppi of Taylorsville.
This year’s inductions will bring the total membership to 180 since the start of the Hall of Fame in 1984.
For more information, contact Ken Hackmeister at 801-447-8808.