Marquette, Negaunee Oldtimers to meet again

MARQUETTE — The “big city folk” from Marquette are creeping closer to evening their Oldtimers Softball series with Negaunee.

After posting a 10-1 victory in Negaunee during that city’s Pioneer Days in early July, the teams will meet up again later this week. Admission is free to watch the Oldtimers.

Their 5 p.m. Friday meeting at Hurley Field will help kick off the McCabe’s Fastpitch Tournament to be held there throughout the weekend.

Negaunee’s lead has been narrowed to 24-20, with the teams usually playing each other twice a year at each other’s field.

Admission is free to watch these men ages 62 and older relive their glory days on the diamond. While they may not be as fleet of foot or swing their bats as hard, these gentlemen are just as competitive as ever.

While Marquette hasn’t played any other Oldtimers games this summer, Negaunee squared off twice against Gwinn in July.

On July 19, Negaunee’s Andy DellAngelo put the game away with a three-run homer in the seventh inning for a 6-2 victory in Gwinn. In the rematch in Negaunee on July 25, Gwinn scored twice in the seventh to take a 7-5 win.

Marquette and Gwinn are working on playing a game, tentatively scheduled for early September, and may have details ironed out by the time Friday’s game is played.