Ice Breaker Kicks off Slo-Pitch Season

The Summer 2015 Slo Pitch League began with a kick-off tournament May 8

The Port Hardy Slo Pitch League kicked off its season with the annual Ice Breaker Tournament May 8 to May 10 at Storey’s Beach. “This tournament was a skins format on Sunday for playoffs. Each inning was worth money and to win the inning you had to get more runs than the other team and to win the game you had to win a minimum of four skins,” said Organizer Leigh Deans.

This year, there are 18 teams in the mixed slo pitch league, Deans said.

Teams are mainly from Port Hardy with a few from Quatsino and Fort Rupert. Teams play Monday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. However, once the days are a little longer they will play games at 6:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. at the diamonds at Storey’s Beach. The next tournament will be the Father’s Day Classic June 20-21. If anyone is looking to join a team, they can contact David Deans at North Star Cycle and Sports at 250-949-7221 or Leigh Deans at 250-230-8409. The results of the tournament were as follows.

A Division

1st  – Masterbatters ($480 total)

2nd – Crush ($480)

3rd – Bushcats ($120)

4th – Load Em Up ($40)

MSP Female – Kristina Fedorak, Masterbatters

MSP Male – Brandon Cheetham, Crush

B Division

1st – Blue Sox ($544)

2nd – High Vis ($352)

3rd – Swingers (zero)

4th – Purple Cobras (zero)

MSP Female – Sterrin Lazarowich, Blue Sox

MSP Male – Kelly Jones, High Vis

C Division

1st – All about that Base ($350)

2nd – Koskimo ($275)

3rd – Storm ($75)

4th – Smokers (zero)

MSP Female – Chantel Nelson, All about that base

MSP Male – Riley Nelson, Koskimo

D Division

1st – Boozers

2nd – Alkes

MSP Female –  Lisa Nelson, Boozers

MSP Male  – Gord Walsh Alkes

All teams were from Port Hardy except:

High Vis – Port McNeill

Koskimo – Youth team from Quatsino First Nations

Boozers – Quatsino First Nation

All about that Base – Quatsino First Nation

Load Em Up – Quatsino First Nation