Tigers Home Plate 2018

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2018 Home Plate Patch

We have just received information on 2018 Tigers Home Plate! Home Plate is an amazing Christian outreach program coordinated by Detroit Tigers Chaplin Jeff Totten featuring the testimony of current and alumni Tigers players and other Major League Baseball players and special guests. Included with the Home Plate event will be a game between the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners.

This year’s Home Plate will be a little later in the year, May 12th, which hopefully will provide much better weather conditions than last year’s event. The program will also be later in the day, 12:30pm, and the baseball game will have a 4:10pm start.

The program will include Tigers catcher James McCann, pitchers Matt Boyd, Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris, Buck Farmer. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario, and outfielder Tyler Collins. It will also include former Tigers Willie Horton, Frank Tanana, as well as Christian recording artist Matt Hammitt. These athletes will be speaking about their careers in professional sports and their faith in Jesus Christ. New Tigers players, wives, members of the Mariners, and other athletes may also participate.

The Tigers have scheduled another on-the-field photo day (between the program and game) on the day of Home Plate. This will allow you the opportunity for close up pictures of players!

You have an opportunity to both attend Tigers Home Plate 2018 and help support The Well Softball Ministry by purchasing your Home Plate tickets from The Well Softball.

Home Plate Tickets are $40.00 each and include:

  • Comerica ParkTigers Home Plate Program
  • Commemorative Poster
  • Home Plate Souvenirs
  • Meal coupon for concession areas at Comerica Park
  • An Upper Box Infield, Upper Reserved Infield, Upper Grandstand, Mezzanine, Pavilion, Skyline or other seat for the game between the Tigers and the Seattle Mariners
  • An on-the-field Photo Day sponsored by the Detroit Tigers
  • Small donation to The Well Softball Ministry*

*The Well Softball Ministry uses softball as christian outreach and fellowship. Funds raised will help support our charitable efforts, such as our Feeding America Softball Tournament,  and community outreach.*

We look forward to enjoying Home Plate 2018 with you! All tickets purchased from us will be seated together in the same section. More information will be made available as it is released by the Tigers Home Plate administration. To order tickets click on the button below, tickets will be on sale until January 7th.

Help a family in need.

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Art Houghton a member of our Brighton area softball family. In October his home caught fire and his family lost everything. Even worse, during the fire, Art’s four year old daughter Sophie was trapped in her bedroom which was engulfed in flames until Art was able to rescue her. She suffered 3rd degree burns on her feet and one of her knees and 1st degree burns on her back, and was treated for smoke inhalation.

We are collecting money to help assist the Houghton family in rebuilding their lives and easing the pressure of medical bills. We will be taking your donations and loading them onto a Meijer gift card and presenting it to the Houghton family at the end of the month. This will be a wonderful gift for the Houghton family with Christmas just around the corner.

“if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:8

To donate, click here!

If you would like to help the Houghton’s in another way, contact us at charles@thewellsoftball.com!

Season Update May 7th – 13th

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Monday, May 8
The Well (1-1) – Women’s Division
242 26 vs The Well 10
The Well lost Monday vs 242. Becky had a solid left field hit. Sarah Jolly battled tough and played through the whole game even though she was injured. Hannah had a nice catch in right center field. The Well looks to bounce back next week vs St. George.
Next Game: May 15 vs St. George @ Cornerstone 6:45pm

Tuesday, May 9
The Well White (4-2)
Game One: Crosspoint 12 vs The Well White 18
Game Two: The Well White 11 vs Crosspoint 6
The Well White swept Crosspoint. The Well White continues to dominate since their opener improving to 4-2. An impressive victory for game one as The Well White overcame a 9 run deficit for the win. Also, a side note, The Well White was scheduled to play Brighton Nazarene on May 4th but was rained out, a make-up date will be announced soon.
Next Game: May 16 vs Cornerstone Green @ Cornerstone 6:45pm

Thursday, May 11
The Well Blue (2-3)
Game One: Cornerstone Green 9 vs The Well Blue 20
Game Two: The Well Blue 9 vs Cornerstone Green 16
The Well Blue split it’s series with Cornerstone Green. The Well Blue’s bats exploded in the 7th inning of game one with 9 runs which was enough to secure a victory. Right center fielder Stephen Hoepf helped secure the win by catching all three outs to end the game. Game two was called early due to light, an unfortunate problem of early spring ball. Blue couldn’t muster up enough offense before the lights went out. Thanks to Greg Radke for stepping up and filling in at first base. The Well Blue alumni player Sean Hines temporarily rejoined the team at shortstop and went perfect batting 1.000.
Next Game: May 18 vs Shepherd of the Lakes @ Shepherd of the Lakes 6:45pm

Thursday, May 11
The Well Black (3-1)
Game One: The Well Black 5 vs St. Pat’s Green 9
Game Two: St. Pat’s Green 5 vs The Well Black 12
The Well Black split it’s series with St. Pat’s Green. Jon Story and Gary Belleville had a terrific night of hitting both going 6-7. Black’s defense was alive in game two holding St. Pat’s Green scoreless through five innings. Brian O cut down base runners turning three double plays and Spike B pitched masterfully.
Next Game: May 18 vs St. Pat’s White @ West Highland 6:45pm

** Announcements**
The Well Black’s make up game vs. Cornerstone Green is scheduled for Monday, May 15th at West Highland.

Season Update April 30 – May 6

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It was a tough week for Well softball players, the weather turned cold and wet for most of the week. This was the 2017 opening week for the women’s​ division and The Well exploded into the scene with an impressive and dominating win.

Monday, May 1
The Well (1-0) – Women’s Division
The Well 22 vs CBC – Red 13
Sarah and Crystal helped power The Well to the win with a home run each. The whole women’s team played sound softball.

Tuesday, April 25
The Well Blue (1-2)
Game One: The Well Blue 12 vs Brighton Assembly of God 14
Game Two: Brighton Assembly of God 13 vs The Well Blue 9
It was wet and freezing, The Well Blue played tough through both games on Tuesday but things just didn’t go their way. Blue battled to the end and look to bounce back next week.

Tuesday, May 2
The Well White (2-2)
Game One: Saint Pat’s White 7 vs The Well White 14
Game Two: The Well White 14 vs Saint Pat’s White 7
The Well White played great this past Tuesday, improving to .500 on the season.

Thursday, May 4
The Well Black (2-0)
May the Forth was not with The Well Black Thursday night, it just wouldn’t​ stop raining. The Well Black will reschedule it’s games vs Cornerstone Blue, we will update everyone with the make up date when it’s scheduled.

Saturday, May 6
The Well Blue and The Well Black participated in the NETS Softball Invitational Tournament Saturday. While both teams didn’t make it very deep, we are proud of our players who played and help support an amazing ministry. For more information about the Netcaster’s Evangelistic Teams Sports ministry check out their website at:http://www.netsprisonministry.com

Men’s Opening Week

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The opening week of softball for the men’s league was full of excitement. We’re all happy that softball is back, and it started a couple weeks early this year. Here is the recap of scores for our men’s teams.

Tuesday, April 25
The Well Blue (1-0)
Game One: The Well Blue 25 vs Crosspoint 9
Game Two: Game incomplete due to lack of light, will play a new game later this season.

Tuesday, April 25
The Well White (0-2)
Game One: The Well White 7 vs CBC 15
Game Two: CBC 15 vs The Well White 11

Thursday, April 27
The Well Black (2-0)
Game One: Brighton Assembly 11 vs The Well Black 13
Game Two: The Well Black 11 vs Brighton Assembly 1

We will update you on the status of every Well team weekly. The Women’s league starts May 1st with The Well playing against CBC Red.

2017 Teams and Schedules Released!

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With the men’s church recreational league starting on April 25th we thought it important to get our rosters and schedules up. Visit the Teams and Schedules section to see when your favorite Well softball team plays. Gearing up for the fast approaching season is very taxing on our managers and website staff and we are getting a little behind. Our players can help! If you’re a player and have some missing or a correction to an error on our website, please share it with us in the comments below or directly via email or text. We are missing a lot of player numbers and positions on the new Teams and Schedules section, so any help would be greatly appreciated.


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home plate

We’ve received an update from Home Plate 17 regarding this year’s event. We are extremely pleased with the turn out of this event, we sold a total of 55 tickets. More info will be mailed directly to those who bought tickets in the coming weeks. Regarding Picture Day and door giveaways, Home Plate writes:

TIGER TEAM CALENDAR:  The Detroit Tigers are offering a free gift of a Tiger Team Calendar to the first 7,000 people who enter the HOME PLATE 2017 event.  While our attendance for HOME PLATE in recent years has been at or slightly above 9,000 people, this year’s ticket sales have been slower and our actual attendance may be in the 7,000 – 7,500 people range.  So, it is possible that there may be a calendar for everyone attending HOME PLATE 2017 However, may I ask you to encourage your group participants to only take as many calendars as needed.  For example, if a family of 4 (Dad, Mom, 2 Children) can get by with only taking 3 calendars, that will help ensure that there are calendars for all entering for the HOME PLATE program.  Thank you.
ALUMNI DAY WITH AL KALINE:  Following the conclusion of our program (approximately 11:00 AM) and the start of the Tiger game, as we previously promoted, the Tigers will have a PLAYER PHOTO DAY on the field where HOME PLATE 2017 attendees as well as others attending the game, can go onto the field and take photos of (not with) players.  Additionally, on the concourse level, there will be a QUESTION/ANSWER TIME WITH AL KALINE, Tiger Great & Hall Of Famer.  This is also open to all HOME PLATE 2017 attendees and those of the general public entering the stadium for the game.

TWS Contributes to 2017 Hockey Night in Brighton in a big way!

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A big congrats and thank you to all of the softball players who played and volunteered in yesterday’s Hockey Night in Brighton. Commissioners Sarah and Greg Radke, as well as players Josh Muns and Mark Munro played for The Well All-Stars against the Red Wing Alumni. Shout out to Sarah for scoring one of the few goals scored against the Red Wing Alumni. TWS players who volunteered to help: Bryan Laviolette, Bob Scott, Rebecca and Spencer Smith, John Bell, Melanie Muns, Meghann and Charles Calvin, Brandon Waterman, Jeff Wateman, and Jordan Muns. Hockey Night in Brighton continues to be an annual success, and that comes from volunteers and players who graciously gave their time. We are proud of our our softball players who were apart of Hockey Night.

If we missed any volunteers we apologize, let us know so we can update this post! Stay tuned for a complete photo gallery of yesterday’s event!

Not too late for Home Plate tickets!

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Did you miss out of your chance to buy 2017 Home Plate tickets from The Well Softball? Good news, we are taking one more round of orders for the 2017 Home Plate event and Tigers vs White Sox game scheduled for April 29th. Here is a recap of the event:

Here is your chance to catch a Tigers game vs the White Sox and attend a really great Christian outreach program at the annual Home Plate event! Join The Well Softball April 29th at Comerica Park for a 9:30am pre-game event with current and former members of the Detroit Tigers, as well as other athletes, and learn about their faith in Jesus Christ. Potential current and former Tigers include: James McCann, Michael Fulmer, Matt Boyd, Buck Farmer, Daniel Norris, and Willie Horton. Musical performances from Christian artist, former lead singer from Sanctus Real, Matt Hammitt.

The Tigers have scheduled an on-the-field photo day (between the program and game) on the day of Home Plate. This will allow you the opportunity for close up pictures of players. First pitch is scheduled at 1:05pm for the Tigers vs. White Sox game.

Each ticket sold by The Well Softball earns our ministry a small donation to fund our mission of spreading the good word into area prisons and communities, as well as our Annual Feeding America Softball Tournament. Tickets will be on sale through January 31st and are $40.00 each.

  • Tickets include:
  • Game Ticket
  • Home Plate Program Ticket
  • Commemorative Poster
  • Souvenirs
  • $5.00 Meal Coupon
  • Access to Photo Day
  • Small donation to The Well Softball

If you’re interested contact Charles Calvin at charles@thewellsoftball.com, tickets are $40.00 each. Act quick, we will be selling add-on tickets until March 10th. This will be your final chance for 2017 to buy Home Plate tickets from The Well Softball. 

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