2017 Male Player: Scott Spoolstra

Scott Spoolstra

In 1993, Scott “Spooly” Spoolstra started playing softball with his buddies on the Kamikazees during which time they won the Class C Illinois State Championship. They went on to capture the Divisional Championship in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Scott was named MVP for both of these tournaments. That same year, they placed fifth in the World Series in Las Vegas. Over the next 12-year span, Scott played on teams such as Ken’s Beverage, Tron Piping, Extreme Easton and Kings. He also played for Belcher’s Construction, his favorite sponsor. In the course of those years, Spooly made multiple All-Tournament selections. Scott learned from and was honored to play with such outstanding teammates as Brian Schultz, Jim Cushing, John Kramer and Brian Floeckher, just to name a few.

One of Scott’s most memorable experiences was beating Hague, the defending Major World Series Champions, twice in the same year when he was playing with Belcher’s. We were getting shut out and a no hit going into the fifth inning, needing to score a run to avoid slaughter. Coming back, scoring runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to defeat Hague, helping the team win that tournament in Springfield, Ohio. That same year, Belcher’s played Hague in Milwaukee and beat them in extra innings.

While playing outfield, Scott posted an estimated batting average of .650 and hit over 500 home runs. That kind of production landed him on many state, national and world tournament teams. When asked, “How would you like to be remembered as a player?” he answered, “That I gave 110% every time I stepped on to the field, my leadership and how I treated my teammates with respect.”