Wreck­ers claim ti­tle in home tour­na­ment

The Compass - - MINOR SOFTBALL -

Ev­ery team wants to make sure it per­forms well at its home tour­na­ment.

Play­ers want to make sure the home­town fans get a good show and hope­fully a win­ning re­sult. For the North Shore Wreck­ers, they pro­duced plenty of pos­i­tive vibes for their fans af­ter squeak­ing by the But­lerville Bombers 76 in the fi­nal of its un­der-16 tour­na­ment held at the Al­bert E. Walsh Me­mo­rial Soft­ball Field in Western Bay on Aug. 8.

Be­sides the Wreck­ers and the Bombers, there were two other squads vy­ing for the cov­eted tour­na­ment ti­tle. The Brook Cove Bob­cats from Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton and the Trin­ity Bay Ea­gles from Win­ter­ton made the trip with eyes on the cham­pi­onship.

The tour­na­ment was played on one day, which meant of­fi­cials and teams alike were tasked with keep­ing a tight sched­ule to en­sure all of the games went ahead.

In the first game of the day, the Bombers soundly de­feated the Ea­gles 18-5. In the sec­ond game, the Bombers blanked the Bob­cats 19-0 in a short­ened five-in­ning af­fair.

The home­town Wreck­ers got their first taste of ac­tion as they clipped the Ea­gles 24-5 in another five-in­ning game. In a pre­cur­sor to the fi­nal, the Wreck­ers and the Bombers met in a tight matchup. The Bombers bested the home­town team 8-7.

In another close game, the Bob­cats de­feated the Ea­gles 129. The con­clu­sion of the round robin saw the Wreck­ers de­feat the Bob­cats 15-2 in five in­nings.

Plenty of fans wit­nessed some great soft­ball be­ing played by all four teams. The suc­cess of the tour­na­ment can be viewed as proof that the game of soft­ball in the Trin­ity-Conception area is rapidly grow­ing and should only get stronger as time goes on.


The North Shore Wreck­ers de­feated the But­lerville Bombers 7-6 in the fi­nal of the un­der-16 tour­na­ment held at the Al­bert E. Walsh Me­mo­rial Soft­ball Field in Western Bay on Aug. 8. Mem­bers of the win­ning team are: front (lr) — Chris Brook­ings, Ma­son Kel­loway, Kyle Par­sons, Tim Sel­lars, Brady Pen­ney, Brook­lyn Ken­nell and Liam But­ton; back — coach Rick Par­sons, Mitchell Pre­ston, Lu­cas Scott, Cameron Reid, MacKen­zie Pen­ney, Tris­ten Whalen, Ryan Trick­ett, Amanda Pre­ston and Kyle Bursey.

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