The Bluesox's Erin Miller reaches for the catch as the Generals' Melissa Robertson charges into first base during the A final.

Generals command tourney

A single inning made the difference in the A final of the Filomi Days wood bat tourney.

PORT HARDY—A single inning made the difference in the A final of the Filomi Days wood bat tourney last weekend, as the Generals came from behind to beat out the defending champion Bluesox.

Eight teams came out to compete this year in the annual mixed Slo-pitch season-ender at Storey’s Beach.

Friday and Saturday saw round-robin games divide the teams into A and B brackets for Sunday’s finals.

In the B, the Boozers took third over the Bandits while the Bushrats squared off against the Ballerz in the final. The Ballerz went out to an early lead before the ‘Rats bagged three in a resurgent sixth to take a one-run lead into the final inning.

A strikeout was followed by a lightning-quick third to second throw on a forced play which added a second out and was a fraction of a second from ending the game in style.

Christine Ireton ran in to snag a popped up hit over second and secure the win for the ‘Rats.

The ‘Rats’ Colim Hunko got the nod as the male Most Sportsmanlike Player award, while the Ballerz’s Sam Paul took the female MSP accolade.

In the A, the Swingers took fourth and Bushcats third, leaving the Generals facing the Bluesox in the final.

As usual, it was all about the fielding, the wooden bats limiting the distance the batters can hit. The close-in action typically leads to a low-scoring, defensive matchup.

The ‘Sox went two up early on, the Generals squaring the score soon after.

After the Bluesox regained their slender lead, the teams settled into a series of three-up, three-down scoreless innings.

A series of uncharacteristic defensive errors by the ‘Sox opened the floodgates in the fifth, the Generals taking full advantage to drive home seven runs and take a commanding lead.

The ‘Sox managed to find another pair in the remaining innings, but the Generals’ defence stayed solid to hold off the ‘Sox and take a 9-6 victory.

The Generals’ Pam Wilson was given the female MSP award while the male honour went to the ‘Sox’s Cody Diotte.

The event closes out the mixed Slo-pitch for the season with the men and ladies separating for the rest of the season.

 

Play commences this week on the ladies Slo-pitch league and the mens fastpitch league, which will both run until late August.

 

 

Just Posted

Adopted pet pig gets killed and eaten

Animal was adopted out by SPCA staff in the Cowichan Valley

Woss Forestry Program now officially tuition free

All particpants for the first intake will have their tuition funded

Snowfall this morning in Port Hardy

Environment Canada reports 5 to 10 centimeters

RDMW frustrated over WFP response to logging trucks on the highway

“The only way you are going to have our trust back is if you sit with us all at the table.”

Working group discusses public intoxication problem in Port Hardy

The aim is to “set up a framework to make the community a safer place.”

President praises nearly 1,800 volunteers at B.C. Games

Ashley Wadhwani sits down with the Kamloops 2018 B.C. Winter Games President Niki Remesz

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Police watchdog probes B.C. man’s taser death in alleged parental child abduction

Independent Investigations Office called in after one male dies

PHOTOS: Harnessing diverse abilities on the court at the B.C. Games

Basketball is one of two Special Olympics events at the B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops

Vancouver Island job market ever-evolving

Various sectors driving employment in region will be represented at Black Press career fair in Comox Feb. 8

B.C. VIEWS: Our not-so-New Democrats don’t rock the boat

Finance Minister Carole James takes the wheel, steers similar course

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Canadians all smiles after record medal haul

Team Canada is taking home a record 29 medals from Pyeongchang – 11 gold, eight silver, 10 bronze

‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty

Jury acquitted Raymond Cormier in the death of Tina Fontaine after 11-hour deliberation

B.C. girl hopes DNA drive will help her find birth parents in China

Isabelle Smit, 10, is one of 20 international adoptees from Chongqing looking for DNA samples

Most Read