Hays resident John Holub was inducted into the Midwest USSSA Slowpitch Softball Hall of Fame during the weekend. 

One of 17 inductees from Kansas for 2018, Holub was recognized at a Saturday ceremony in Overland Park. 

Holub had a playing career that spanned 30 years and started with teams in Pilsen and Tampa, Kan. 

Among the title-winning teams Holub played a part in A, B and C classifications were Dreiling Oil of Hays/Victoria, Stromgren Supports, Countryside Homes and PayDay IGA of Dodge City. 

Holub also was a player/coach for Kansas Power (Part 2) that won a Class C championship. Holub also played with the Dodge City Masters, who won 16 straight state titles and two world titles. 

Holub won four batting titles with that team and was named the most outstanding offensive player in the 2006 World Masters Tournament. 

Holub also has spent years coaching, including coaching his daughter, Maddie, on fastpitch teams from 12-under to 18-under. Maddie Holub later went on to a standout prep and collegiate career with Thomas More Prep-Marian and Fort Hays State University, where she arguably was the best player in the Tigers’ program history. She holds several MIAA and FHSU offensive and pitching records. 

She was the only player to be named the MIAA Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year in the same season. 

Maddie and John's sons Grant and Zachary were on hand for the event, which is the fourth induction into the hall.