SPORTS GALLERY: Master Batters prevail over gritty Maulers team

Castlegar Fall Ball Tourney this weekend at Kinnaird. Games resume Saturday at 8 a.m. and the tourney is a food bank fundraiser.

Travis Ready of the Maulers gets a hit against the Master Batters during a game in the Castlegar Fall Ball Tourney in Castlegar on Friday

The Castlegar Fall Ball Tourney got off to a wild start Friday, Sept. 20 at the Kinnaird diamonds in Castlegar, after a rousing 19 – 11 game between two Castlegar lineups that saw the Master Batters prevail over the Maulers by a final score of 19 – 11.

The Batters got off to a hot start that had some questioning the existence of the “mercy rule” and the score at the bottom of the third inning was a staggering 10 – 0.

Putting rally caps on, though, hit after hit started coming from the Maulers. That, coupled with fine base-running, saw them close the gap quickly over the next two innings.

After an impressive run in the final two at-bats, the Batters celebrated victory but not without posing for a group photo with the vanquished Maulers. This is, after all, slo-pitch — where fun and camaraderie are the name of the game.

The other three teams entered in the weekend tournament are the Heads Up and Salty Nuts from Castlegar and the Mixed Up from Nelson.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the food bank and continues on Saturday & Sunday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Finals on Sunday afternoon start at 1:30, so if you’d like to catch some slo-pitch action and help a good cause, head on up sometime over the weekend.


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