Softball Spectacular - July 10th thru 12th, 2020


Softball Spectacular

The Big Kahuna.  The Big Cheese.  The Grandpappy of them all.  The Softball Spectacular, Traverse City's longest running tournament, enters its 15th year in 2020.  Most players were zero years old or younger when this tournament first started!  Coinciding with the closing weekend of the National Cherry Festival, the Softball Spectacular weekend offers a chance for families and teams to participate in a great tournament AND enjoy a hopping summer weekend in Traverse City.  Register by filling out the form below.

Register for the 2020 softball spectacular

Complete the form below and click on "Register"

Softball Spectacular


  • July 10-12, 2020
  • 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U divisions
  • 4 game guarantee, with teams advancing in bracket play competing in 5, 6 or 7 games.
  • Trophy/plaque for the winning team
  • Individual medals for first and second place
  • All-Tournament team
  • Game MVP ribbons for each team, each game
  • Class B teams
  • $450 team entry fee
  • Combine a fun, high-quality softball tournament with the excitement of the closing weekend of the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City

1213 W. Civic Center Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686, US

Pay Team Registration Fee

  Team registration fees can be paid by check or credit card (using PayPal).  Checks ($450) should be made to "Traverse City Waves" and sent to 2644 W. Crown Drive, Traverse City, MI  49685.  To use PayPal, click on the button below.   

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2019 Softball Spectacular Results

2019 Softball Spectacular Recap

2019 Softball Spectacular Recap

2019 Softball Spectacular Recap



It's Fusion Times Two!!!  Romeo Renegades Storm The 12U Division!!  Mid-MIchigan Heat Locks Up A 16U Title!!

It's a wrap....and a sweep!

The "wrap" was the conclusion of the Traverse City Summer Softball Series, in Softball Spectacular fashion.  The 14th version of the popular summer tournament saw excellent play and close games in three of the four championship finals.

The "sweep" was accomplished by the 10U 231 Fusion Fastpitch team.  The young Fusion squad, led by the play of All-Tournament Team selections Piper Cavanaugh and Claire McDaniel, won its third Traverse City tournament title in as many attempts this year.  Previously winners of the Spring Splash and Northern Classic, the Fusion overwhelmed the TC Thunder, 15-0, to earn another home plate trophy.  Congratulations, girls!

The 12U division of the Softball Spectacular was a topsy-turvy affair.  The #1 and #2 seeds following pool  play--South Lyon Stealth and TC Waves, respectively--were upended in the semifinals.  Brant Perry's Romeo Renegades came from behind to edge Dustin Barnebee's Klash '06 team, 5-4, to earn a Softball Spectacular championship.  The entire 12U division was tightly contested, with many teams having a legitimate shot at capturing hardware.  Great job, all!

In the 14U group, Jason Merchant's 231 Fusion team edged hometown counterpart the Traverse City Waves, 3-1, in the title contest.  Combined with the 10U Fusion victory, it marked only the second time that the same organization captured titles in two different Softball Spectacular age divisions (Moran Iron Works Vulcans 14U and 16U, 2016).  The Waves, a sensational 13U team, had another strong tournament.   Well done, ladies!

The two teams--Mid-Michigan Heat and Lady Lakers Behling--that met in the finals proved their toughness by running the gauntlet of three Sunday games played to reach the title game.  

In the end, it was the Heat prevailing, 4-3, to earn the title.  The Lady Lakers were making a return appearance in Traverse City after winning the Cherry Capital Showdown title two weeks ago.  Excellent work, ladies!

Thank you parents, players and fans for attending our tournament.  The fans and players at this year's tournament showed a high level of
sportsmanship and positivity.  We hope you enjoyed your weekend in Traverse City!

All Tournament Team

2019 Softball Spectacular Recap

2019 Softball Spectacular Recap


Congratulations to the top performers in the 2019 Softball Spectacular tournament!   (Coaches:  If your players are not listed and you'd like to recognize outstanding individual performances from your team, please email your All-Tournament Team nominations to

10U Division

Claire McDaniel - 231 Fusion

Piper Cavanaugh - 231 Fusion

Jillian Decker - 231 Fusion

Makayla Kozlowski - 231 Fusion

Kayla Noble - TC Waves

Kara Lahti - TC Waves

Bella Richey - TC Waves

Olivia Piepsney - Monroe Lady Titans

Raelynn Lay - Monroe Lady Titans

12U Division

Kenna Bommarito - Romeo Renegades

Alyvia Genova - Romeo Renegades

Grace Van Dyke - Romeo Renegades

Katelynn Perry - Romeo Renegades

Kayla Newman - Mid-Michigan Heat

Elley Johnson - Mid-Michigan Heat

Lauren Tkach - TC Waves

Audrey Williams - TC Waves

Camryn Craig - TC Waves

Breegan Woodworth - Bair's Softball Academy

Alyssa Hinton - Bair's Softball Academy

Anna Wood - 231 Fusion

Chloe Hendrick - 231 Fusion

Summer Faze - West Michigan Outlaws

Izzy Yeakey - West Michigan Outlaws

Madison Portenga - TC Thunder 12U

Grace Lewis - TC Thunder 12U

14U Division

Audrey Benedict - TC Thunder 14U

Karly Roelofs - TC Thunder 14U

Makala  Goddard - West Michigan Venom

Megan Andres - West MIchigan Venom

Paige Adams - TC Waves

Rylea Beamish - TC Waves

Allee Shepherd - TC Waves

Maggie Napont - TC Waves

Melanie Moore - Michigan Thunder

Stella Mulrenin - Michigan Thunder

Ally Fountain - Bair's Softball Academy

Parker Withers - Bair's Softball Academy

Alanna Dedenbach - Xtreme Synergy

Ava Wolfe - Xtreme Synergy

Riley Brownrigg - Fraser Fury

Raegan Hemelbarg - Fraser Fury

Megann Reeser - Livonia Storm

Jazmin Edwards - Livonia Storm

Flora Steien - HangTuf '05

Abby McCartney - HangTuf '05

Caitlin Butzin - TC Thunder 13U

Kelsey Quiggin - TC Thunder 13U

Elayna Bernway - TC Thunder 13U

Mallory Smith - TC Thunder 13U

Mckinley Kinnane - West Michigan Outlaws Blue

Maggie Selvig - West Michigan Outlaws Blue

16U Division

Lexie Coxon - Kingsley Lady Stags

Alexa Sweat - Kingsley Lady Stags

Mia Miller - Moran Iron  Works Vulcans

Autumn Vermilya - Moran Iron Works Vulcans

Kylee Streeter - Northwest Wild

Emily Barron - Northwest Wild

(Shown Above:  The 14U Champion Romeo Renegades)

Softball Spectacular Champions

2019 Softball Spectacular Recap

Softball Spectacular Champions


The Granddaddy of them all.  Check out the list of Softball Spectacular champions! (Shown above--231 Fusion Fastpitch 14U Tournament Champions)


10U - 231 Fusion Fastpitch

12U - Romeo Renegades

14U - 231 Fusion Fastpitch

16U - Mid-Michigan Heat

10U - South Lyon Stealth

12U - Traverse City Waves 12U

14U - Dublin Revolution

16U - Petoskey Blaze 


10U - TC Thunder 

12U - Michigan Expos

14U - South Farmington Wildcards

16U - Michigan Rage - Orange  

10U - Inter-Lakes Pride
12U - Michigan Outlaws
14U - Moran Iron Works Vulcans
16U - Moran Iron Works Vulcans


10U - Batbusters 10U
12U - Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs
14U - Moran Iron Works Vulcans Black
16U - 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

14U - USA Fastball  

Fun At The Great Wolf Lodge!

Softball Spectacular Champions


Fun At The Great Wolf Lodge!

Fun At The Great Wolf Lodge!

Fun At The Great Wolf Lodge!


 Thank you to the Great Wolf Lodge for  sponsoring the 2020 Waves Summer Softball Series!  Visiting teams:  Call  231-534-9074 to reserve rooms for the tournament weekends.