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Mike Benning

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Congratulations to Farmington
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 07:45:31 AM »
As an old men's fast pitch guy, I need to call out another OLD men's fast pitch guy, Paul Harrington. Paul led Farmington to its first ever state title in softball last week. From what I understand, it's the first state title for Farmington in any sport.

They had an amazing run, taking out a very good Park team, the defending state Champs in Chanhassen and a great Anoka team. Anyone unfamiliar with the obstacles Farmington's star pitcher has battled should look up those articles as well - an inspirational story if there ever was one.

Anyway, there is no one more deserving of this success than Paul. Whether at Totino or now at Farmington his teams have a common theme - a well coached team that wins and is playing its best ball at the end of the season. Thus the reason for countless state tourney appearances. He does this all while showing tremendous respect for the game and just does things the right way.

What many may not realize is Paul had similar if not more success coaching at the men's fast pitch level as well. Numerous top 3 state finishes and titles. Lastly he has served on the MSF Fastpitch committee for decades and been instrumental in keeping the men's game going in MN.

Congratulations to Paul and Farmington. A great season, and a great coach.