Fastpitch Returns to New Haven with 14th Annual Black Gold Softball Classic

Black Gold after their highest finish ever in the Kelso Klassic.  Front row from left: Jake Johnson, Jake Murphy, Cullen Speckhals, Terry Coon, Dean Haeffner, Justin Wurtz.   Back row from left:  Jay Daugherty, Scott Borcherding, Matt Benz, Eric Steinbeck, Kurt Speckhals, Allen Speckhals, Brad Johnson. (Photo courtesy of Matt Benz)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The annual Black Gold Softball Tournament returns to New Haven City Park this coming weekend on Saturday June 28th and Sunday June 29th.   An annual fastpitch tournament in the area dates back to the 1960’s with the New Haven Cubs tournament.  After the Cubs folded in 1999, the Black Gold Softball Classic was started.  It was played in the Hermann area for nearly 10 years before returning to New Haven last year.