Traverse City Waves Softball

Softball Spectacular
 Thank you to the Great Wolf Lodge for  sponsoring the 2018 Waves Summer Softball Series!  Visiting teams:  Contact Zac Malewitz at 231-534-9074 or to reserve rooms for the tournament weekends.

2018 Softball Spectacular
July 6-8, 2017

The Softball Spectacular is the longest running tournament in our summer series.  If you like a vacation location with a LOT to do in between games, then this tournament is for your team.  Held on the closing weekend of the National Cherry Festival, the Softball Spectacular features lots of action on and off the diamond.  After your games, you might catch an Air Dog Show (don't ask...just go.  It's a riot!), a parade, a trip to the beach, a fireworks display, and more.  And that's just on one day!  Many families extend their weekend to take advantage of summer in Traverse City, which is always a blast!


TC Thunder 10U
2017 Softball Spectacular Champions

Traverse City
Softball Spectacular

Tournament Champions

10U TC Thunder 
12U Michigan Expos
14U South Farmington Wildcards
16U Michigan Rage - Orange
 Inter-Lakes Pride
 Michigan Outlaws
 Moran Iron Works Vulcans
 Moran Iron Works Vulcans
 Batbusters 10U
 Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs
 Moran Iron Works Vulcans Black
 Petoskey Blaze
10U Eagles Fastpitch
12U Motor City Madness Red
14U Moran Iron Works Vulcans Red
16U Grand Rapids Diamonds
12U South Lyon Stealth
14U Imlay City Sparks
16U Moran Iron Works Vulcans
12U Jags Fastpitch
14U South Lyon Stealth
16U Moran Iron Works Vulcans
12U Michigan Warriors
14U Macomb Explosion
16U Petoskey Blaze
12U Fenton Fastpitch
14U Grand Rapids Diamonds Black
12U MBS Jets Black
14U Macomb Shock
12U  Dearborn Heights Wild 12
14U  Traverse City Waves 14
12U  Shoreline Devils 12
14U  Tri-City Attack
12U  Traverse City Waves 12
14U  USA Fastball 14
Traverse City Waves Welcome 
Farmers Insurance - James Frizzell Agency As A Tournament Series Sponsor

Click on the Farmers Insurance logo to visit Jim's website and find out how he will work together with you to find the perfect plan for your insurance needs.  Offices in Cadillac, Traverse City and Kaleva.  Call Jim at 231-775-7778.


Traverse City Softball Spectacular

2017 Results

Third Time's A Charm For Thunder 10U!!!  Expos Edge Thunder 12U!!!  Wildcards and Diamond Jaxx Stage A 14U Classic!!!  Michigan Rage Edges Shock Elite For 16U Title!!!

This is what summer softball is supposed to be like!  Close games, great plays, families having fun on a sunny summer Cherry Festival weekend in Traverse City...

...but the games!  Wow!  Three of the four titles were decided by one run in the twelfth installment of the Softball Spectacular, where a great defensive play here or a runner moving up an extra base there meant the difference between two quality teams.

Take for instance the 14U finale between two teams from the Detroit area, the South Farmington Wildcards and the Detroit Diamond Jaxx.  The top two seeds went into the clash with perfect 4-and-0 records, and it was evident from the start that the title game would be an epic battle.  The Cards scored an early run, but the Diamond Jaxx answered the next inning with a run of their own.  From there, the game was a clinic in fantastic pitching and top flight defense, as both teams struggled to get a baserunner on.  Then, in the sixth inning, the Cards leadoff batter walked, stole second, moved to third on a ground out, and scored on a ball that slid by the catcher and rolled to the backstop to give the South Farmington team a 2-1 victory.  As mentioned, the game was a classic, and was extremely well-played by both teams.  Congratulations to both teams!

South Farmington Wildcards
2017 Softball Spectacular Champions

In the 10U division, the Michigan Expos and TC Thunder met for a THIRD time in a championship game this summer.  The Expos won the previous two contests, but this time the Thunder bats were booming, and the Traverse City-based team came out on top, 11-6.  Way to go, ladies!

In the 12U division, it was ANOTHER Expos-Thunder battle, with the Expos coming out on top of Jason Roelof's 12U Thunder team, 4-3.  Both teams played very well-good job!

In the 16U group, two teams from the Detroit area again faced off, and it was the downriver Detroit squad Michigan Rage-Orange getting by Shelby Township's Shock Elite team, 4-3, in the championship final.  Both teams put together an impressive Sunday run to make it to the championship of a loaded 16U group, with the game ending just as the skies opened up for the traditional Sunday monsoon that Mother Nature has in store for our Traverse City tournaments, it seems.

The consolation finals winners included the Warriors in 12U, Franklin Revolution in 14U, and the Traverse City Thunder 15U team in the 16U division.

It was GREAT to see many familiar faces from our northern Michigan teams and meet a lot of new people whose teams traveled from a distance to play in Traverse City.  Thank you to all who attended--we hope you enjoyed your weekend in Traverse City!

2016 Results (Archive)

2015 Results (Archive)


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