The Williams Lake Lakers performed what, up until Sunday, had not been achieved during this year’s Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League season.
The Lakers beat the Williams Lake Rowdies, 15-11, along with capturing the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League Year End Tournament ‘A’ division championship and handing the Rowdies their first loss of the season.
The win came on the heels of a blockbuster tilt earlier in the day that saw the Rowdies hang on for a 19-18 victory in the quarterfinal. As a result, the Lakers battled past the Rookies to earn their final berth through the back side of the draw.
Kyler Hunik (2 HR) and Paul Grinder (1 HR) both had hot bats for the Lakers in the final.
The Lakers marched out to an early 6-0 lead and held on for the duration. The Rowdies tied the contest at 7-7 in the fourth inning before the Lakers scored five runs in the fifth to run away with the contest.
In the ‘B’ division final it was the Ball Breakers knocking off the Bears, 18-11, to win their first slo-pitch title.
The ‘C’ division final saw the Brew Jays knock off the Fireballs, 14-9.
And in the ‘D’ division it was Beer-O-Crats downing the Broke Millionaires, 15-4.