Softball tournament named in honor of board president
Murrysville will be host to the 2013 Herb Yingling Softball Classic this weekend.
The two-day softball tournament is a U.S. Speciality Sports Assocation-sanctioned event that will qualify teams from three age brackets for the 2014 USSSA World Series.
Sponsored by the Franklin Regional High School Boosters in conjunction with the municipality and the Franklin Regional Athletic Association, the free event will include 40 to 45 softball games for teams competing at the 12U, 16U and 18U level. Most teams are from outside the Pittsburgh area, organizers said. The tournament-nature of the teams will provide a higher level of play, pitching and skill.
The event is named in honor of Herb Yingling, the Franklin Regional School Board president who volunteers extensively with the district's athletic department. Rolf Patberg, vice president for softball for the athletic association, said the groups wanted to honor Yingling for all of his support.
“Herb Yingling has been a tremendous supporter of all of the FR sports organizations at all levels,” Patberg said. “His service is unmatched in the Murrysville Community.”
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or email@example.com.
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