A popular location for softball in Midland is the Redcoat Softball Complex (formerly the St. Charles Park Complex), located on St. Charles Street, off of Poseyville Rd., a half mile south of the Tittabawassee River. There are 10 softball diamonds at the complex, and the diamonds are used regularly by the Midland Softball Association.
For many years, Midland has been known as “the softball capital of Michigan,” which refers to the city’s rich history of softball; especially men’s fast pitch softball. Club teams such as the Dow AC’s in the 50’s, Nick’s in the 60’s and more recently the Explorers have continued to further the sport and its importance in Midland.
Ten fields: 2 fields at fence distance of 275' and 8 fields at fence distance of 300'.
Hours of Operation: April 15th-October 15th, 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
Heading south from downtown Midland: Take Poseyville to St. Charles Street; turn west onto St. Charles Street.
Coming from I-75: Take the U.S. 10 West exit, Exit 162B toward Midland. Travel about 10 miles until you see the Bay City Road exit; turn left onto Bay City Road. Once in Midland, keep right on Bay City Road (it turns into Austin Street) until you reach S. Saginaw Road; turn right. Shortly after the turn, at James Savage Rd. (just before the Bus. U.S. 10 overpass), take a left. Follow this around until Washington St.; turn right. Go through two lights, then take a left onto Patrick Road. Take this as it curves to the right; shortly after the curve, look for Poseyville Road; turn left, and follow Poseyville for about .7 miles until you see the intersection of Poseyville and St. Charles St. Take a right at St. Charles.
Once on St. Charles, there will be two areas designated for softball games: softball diamonds 4-8 are to the right shortly after you’ve turned off of Poseyville Road. To get to diamonds 9-13, you will need to take a slight jog to the left onto Whitman Drive after you’ve turned onto St. Charles Street; the diamonds will be on the left.
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