Prince George’s Here for Beer proved they also came to win Sunday in the final of the Overlander Pub Fundraiser Slo-Pitch Tournament.
The three-day event, held at the Esler Sports Complex, saw Here for Beer down Morning Wood of 100 Mile House, 12-2, to claim the $1,200 first-place prize.
In the third place game it was the Rowdies of Williams Lake upending Rotten Eggs, 12-8, to bring home $400.
Up until running into Here for Beer in the quarterfinal on the ‘A’ side of the draw, the Rowdies had gone unbeaten in the tournament.
On the ‘B’ side of the draw after dropping their first game to the Rookies, the Hellraisers went on a tear to rattle off three straight wins, ending their tournament downing the Canadian Tire Stealers of Williams Lake, 15-9.
The Hellraisers knocked off the Bomb Squad and the Wild Chickens prior to the ‘B’ division final for the $600 win.
Status, meanwhile, took third place in the ‘B’ division by beating the Wild Chickens.
“The weather definitely co-operated with the tournament and this year was one of the best tournaments we’ve organized with good teams,” said WLSPL president Linda Barbondy. “The Rowdies put a lot of work into the fields before and during the tournament.”
Barbondy also thanked the tournament’s sponsors.
She added all of the funds raised will go toward purchasing new bleachers for field No. 4 at the Esler Sports Complex slo-pitch fields.
The WLSPL is now at the halfway point of its season. Games go Tuesdays through to Fridays beginning at 7 p.m.
The league will wrap up with its year-end tournament from Aug. 19-22.