Rowdies player Jeremy Marklinger (left) beats a tag from Lakers player Darcy Edinger during Sunday’s Overlander Slo-Pitch Tournament final.

Rowdies player Jeremy Marklinger (left) beats a tag from Lakers player Darcy Edinger during Sunday’s Overlander Slo-Pitch Tournament final.

Lakers sail to OV Pub slo-pitch championship

Sixteen teams took part in the Overlander Pub Slo-Pitch Tournament on the weekend in Williams Lake.

Sixteen teams took part in the Overlander Pub Slo-Pitch Tournament on the weekend in Williams Lake, braving wet conditions in the name of fun and fundraising.

The event, a fundraiser for the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League’s four fields at the Elser Sports Complex, even attracted three teams from Quesnel, two teams from 100 Mile House and another team from Mount Currie.

Teams took part in a bracket-style playdown, eventually landing in one of either the A, B or C divisions for playoff games Sunday.

In the A division it was the Lakers taking first, knocking off the Rowdies in the final. In third place were the X-enders, from Mount Currie.

The B division saw the Honey Nut Ichiros nab top spot, while the Wolf Pack took second and the Rookies claim third.

The Wild Chickens won the C-division title, with the 2c Rez Riders finishing runner-up.

Total cash paid out at the tournament was $2,700. Prize packages were also awarded to the winners including two MVP shirts to every team and a Slo-Pitch National hoodie.

Linda Barbondy, president of the league, said the tournament raised roughly $1,500 for the league.

It also included a silent auction and a home-run derby, won by Brad Reid and Jenna Rich.

The Rowdies, who organize the tournament, said thanks is in order to businesses that donated including Caribou Ski Source for Sports, Info Book, Cariboo Custom Monogram and Sight and Sound.

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