Soft­ball tour­na­ment re­sults

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROS­ALYN ROY Ros­alyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

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.

CATHER­INE PIKE

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.

J. R. ROY / SPECIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

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.

J. R. ROY / SPECIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

The tour­na­ment treated soft­ball fans to qual­ity play and in­tense com­pe­ti­tion over the Canada Day week­end.

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