Jason Evans from Port McNeill's Woochurckers gets a solid hit in the final game of the Father's Day Classic at Storey's Beach

Jason Evans from Port McNeill's Woochurckers gets a solid hit in the final game of the Father's Day Classic at Storey's Beach

Master Batters crowned champions

The Father's Day Classic slopitch tournament takes place at Storey's Beach baseball fields

The Master Batters were crowned champions at the Father’s Day Classic slopitch tournament out at the Storey’s Beach baseball fields this weekend.

They beat out the Woodchuckers in front of a large crowd who stayed to watch the game in spite of the overcast skies.

Eighteen teams competed in the annual tourney, which ran from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon.

A large portion of the competitors joined spectators in watching Hi-Vis beat the Ballerz in the Bud Division final game before the two finalists took the field to slug it out.

The crowd were not disappointed as the two teams put on a fantastic display with plenty of home runs and spectacular fielding.

Master Batters’ short stop Jacob Colbourne was singled out as the division’s male M.V.P. after the display, while the Woodchuckers had the female M.V.P. in Kerry Harilstad.

The game rounded out a great tournament with the winners getting first pick of a slew of prizes.

The team opted to go home with new trackpants while the Woodchuckers took new hoodies back home.

Every team that competed were given a prize for coming out from organizer David Deans.

Deans said that the weekend tourney was a great success and that he was already considering the next local slopitch event— a wooden-bat-only tourney around Filomi Days.