Rumsey & District Register
Another successful Sports Days in the books for the Ag Society. Thank you to all the volunteers, teams and fans of slowpitch who came into town for the weekend. What started out as a wet, wet Friday, turning to summer weather by Saturday afternoon and sunburns on Sunday, was fun for everyone. We had 14 teams sign up to play this weekend, a few less than our usual number of 16 but I don’t think I know a person who isn’t double booked for every weekend of this summer!
The results were as follows: in the D event, Brett Holowath’s team, the Inglorious Batters, came up against Darcy Newton’s team, Rakes and Hoes. It was a good challenge for both teams and Brett came away with the win. In the C event, the contest was very close as the teams remained tied at 5 runs each until the bottom of the 6th inning, when the French Toast Mofia, Denver Hodges team, got 3 more runs on their side of the score sheet. The Schitt Kids came up to bat at the top of the 7th with strong batters but French Toast’s defense proved to be too much for them as they did not get the runs needed to continue the inning.
In the B final, Dirty Bunts, Evan Hampton’s team, just couldn’t get anything going for them. Their pitching was off, their defense was failing. A typically strong team had suddenly turned into the Bad News Bears. They were all in good spirits as they realized that is just how it goes sometimes and you have to take it in stride. Their comedian shortstop in his “good luck” rubber boots was really in fine form providing everyone with chuckles which helped to soften the blow of a bad loss. The Masterbatters, Ty Mulgrove team, came away with the win and said they would be back next year because they had such a fun time. Good to hear. The A Final was as exciting as you could watch at a small town tourney. Two strong teams came up against each other, the Tunnel Beetles from Big Valley, Erica Stefanik’s team, and Once Weres, Logan Kiemele’s team, from Rumsey, challenged each other as the innings quickly went by. By the third inning, they were both at 3 runs each then each team struggled to get a run home. By the bottom of the 7th inning, the score remained tied and they then had to go into the extra inning and hopefully break the tie. Once Were’s were first up to bat and succeeded in getting one run in before suffering their third out. Then Tunnel Beetles came up to bat, and in spite of strong defense, they were able to get those necessary two runs home to win the game. It was a great way to end the weekend.
Next up on the Ag Society’s calendar will be the S.T.A.R.S ride down at the Tolman Bridge at the T.L. Bar ranch on Sunday, August 11. If you haven’t planned to take part in the ride, make sure you take part in either the breakfast, lunch, or supper as each will be delicious and contribute to the overall fundraising efforts of the committee. There are posters up around town as well as lots of information on Rob Richmond’s facebook page.
Have a great week, everyone.