Softball tournament results
PAB Hurricanes win gold at first annual competition.
PORT AUX BASQUES – Coach Sheldon Street believes the first annual Port aux Basques Under 16 Slowpitch Softball Tournament was a great success. The cherry on top of the entire tournament was the Port aux Basques Hurricanes winning gold.
“It was an awesome weekend of slow pitch softball,” said Coach Street. He believes the all teams will return for next year’s tournament as well. “I say they would come back no problem.”
Isle aux Morts Dodgers won the silver and St. Anthony Stealers went home with the bronze medals. Western BMO took fourth place and Codroy Valley finished fifth.
The five-team tournament was sponsored by Marine Atlantic and C& C Enterprises donated the championship banner. One player was named as Player of the Game following each game.
The bleachers were packed for every game and spectators resorted to watching from their cars parked along the road. Street says the support was very much appreciated.
“There was a large crowd watching every game which was nice to see.”
Street also credits the parents who all pitched in to ensure the tournament ran smoothly and without any hiccups. He singled out volunteer umpires Craig Carter and Eric Davis for extra praise as both officiated the majority of the games.
Funds raised by the barbecue will help send the Hurricanes to the provincial softball tournament.
The Port aux Basques Hurricanes pose with their championship banner. Front row, left to right: areAndrew Battiste and Megan Savory; Middle row: Coach Sheldon Street, Morgan Colbourne, Travis Mauger, William Street, Jordan Pike, Lucas Leamon, Alexander Carter, Nicholas Davis and Coach Bobby Smith; and back row: Colby Street, Cody Drover and Luke Penny.
Players from the St. Anthony Stealers relaxed by watching the Isle aux Morts Dodgers take on the hometown Port aux Basques Hurricanes during the first annual Port aux Basques U16 Slowpitch Softball Tournament.
The tournament treated softball fans to quality play and intense competition over the Canada Day weekend.