2019 Bayside Bash


Experience The Excitement Of Traverse City At The Bayside Bash!

If your team wants to combine a fast-paced quality softball tournament with all that there is to do in Traverse City on the opening weekend of the National Cherry Festival, then the Bayside Bash is for you.  Play your games during the morning or early afternoon, then spend the rest of the day exploring the sites in and around Traverse City.  Ask our local tournament staff for their recommendations of what to do and where to go--we love seeing our participating teams have lots of fun!

Register For The 2019 Bayside Bash

Register Your Team For The Bayside Bash

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Tournament Details


  • June 28 - 30, 2019
  • 12U, 14U and 16U Age Groups
  • Four-game guarantee
  • $425 entry fee
  • Individual medals for first and second place teams in championship and consolation brackets (if consolation bracket is offered).  Team trophy for tournament champion
  • Game MVP ribbons for each team, each game
  • All-Tournament team
  • MHSAA-registered umpires
  • A locally run tournament in its second year
  • Combine our tournament with the exciting opening weekend of the National Cherry Festival!

Traverse City, Michigan, United States

Pay Your Team Entry Fee

 Your team entry fee can be paid either by check or by credit card.  If paying by check, please make your check payable to "Traverse City Waves" and send it to 2644 W. Crown Dr., Traverse City, MI  49685.  If paying by credit card, please click on the blue PayPal button below.  Thank you! 

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Bayside Bash

2018 Bayside Bash Recap


 Outlaws Prevail In 12U!!!  Express Records First-Ever TC Title!!!  Flyovers, Hot Temps Highlight Inaugural Bayside Bash Tourney!!!

Heat! Planes! Outlaws! Express!  The inaugural Bayside Bash tournament had it all on a super-busy Cherry Festival weekend in Traverse City.  Temperatures in the mid to upper 90's tested the mettle of players and the hardiness of fans all weekend, but several teams cooled down by going for a dip in Grand Traverse Bay or, in many cases, in the pools of the Great Wolf Lodge.  During the weekend, teams were treated to flyovers by the Navy's Blue Angels squadron along with many other featured aircraft, a treat that added a whole new level of excitement (and distraction!) to the tournament games.

On the field, more long-ball action happened in the 12U division for the second week in a row. This time, it was the hometown TC Waves showing off their muscle.  Waves players Hannah Grahn and Brooke Smith belted home runs in their pool game against the eventual champion Michigan Outlaws.  It was the first over-the-fence blast for both players.  The Waves went on to lose a tight 4-3 game to the hometown 231 Fusion Fastpitch team in the tournament semi-finals.  In the title game, Mike Fadie's Outlaws squad overpowered the Fusion, 5-0, to take the tournament title.  For Mike Garver's Fusion team, it was another strong showing and a well-played tourney finale.  Congratulations to all of the 12U teams!

In the 14U group, Ben Lundquist's Cadillac Express went unbeaten throughout the tourney to take home the home plate trophy and first place medals.  The Express squad, which has improved dramatically since last season, edged a game Lady Crusader's team 10-6 in the championship game.

Thank you to the lineup of teams and their fans that made the weekend in Traverse City a fun one! 

All Tournament Team


Here is the list of players that tore it up during the Bayside Bash weekend!  Congratulations to the members of the All Tournament Team. 

12U Division

Abby Lindstrom-TC Waves 12U

Brooke Smith-TC Waves 12U

Kate Gaylord-TC Waves 12U

Amanda Hill-Cadillac Express

Madisyn Lundquist-Cadillac Express

Lydia Heymes-231 Fusion

Caitlin Butzin-231 Fusion

Ryleigh Yocum-231 Fusion 

 14U Division 

McKenna Gilde-Cadillac Express

Ashlyn Lundquist-Cadillac Express

Brooklyn Hoffert-Cadillac Express

Madyson Smith-Cadillac Express

Khloe Wilson-Quad City Storm

Faith Hauger-Quad City Storm

Mackenzie Collar-Lakeshore Storm

Riley Gruppen-Lakeshore Storm

Gabby Kline-Lady Crusaders

Melanie Hall-Lady Crusaders

Oliviah Hanson-Lady Crusaders

Jaynie Hamilton-Lady Crusaders

Madison Milot-Michigan Riptide

Sarah McGlynn-Michigan Riptide

Kyra Lucas-Alpena Thundercats

Taelyn Eberline-Alpena Thundercats 

Bayside Bash Finalists


Hot temps couldn't keep these teams down!  Here are the finalists from the inaugural Bayside Bash:

12U Division

Champion - Michigan Outlaws

Runner Up - 231 Fusion Fastpitch

14U Division 

Champion - Cadillac Express

Runner Up - Lady Crusaders


**Pictured above arre members of the 14U Cadillac Express and the Lady Crusaders.  Congratulations, ladies, on your excellent play and sportsmanship all weekend!

Call Jim Frizzell For Your Insurance Needs


 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. 


Cool Off At the Great Wolf Lodge


 Thank you to the Great Wolf Lodge for  sponsoring the 2018 Waves Summer Softball Series!  Visiting teams:  Call  231-534-9074 to reserve rooms for the tournament weekends.