The Rock Rangers took first place last weekend at the Red Dog Slo-Pitch League Year-End Tournament. The Rock Rangers beat the Rippers in a close game

The Rock Rangers took first place last weekend at the Red Dog Slo-Pitch League Year-End Tournament. The Rock Rangers beat the Rippers in a close game

Rock Rangers claim Red Dog title

The Williams Lake Rock Rangers capped off an unbeaten season Sunday in the final of the Red Dog Slo-Pitch League Year-End Tournament.

The Williams Lake Rock Rangers capped off an unbeaten season Sunday in the final of the Red Dog Slo-Pitch League Year-End Tournament.

The Rock Rangers, facing the Rippers in the final, hung on for a 17-16 win, shutting the Rippers, who were threatening with the tying run, down in the seventh and last inning to claim the championship.

The Rippers, who were trailing by seven runs in the sixth inning, caught fire to make the contest close, scoring seven runs to tie it at 13-13.

The Rock Rangers, however, answered right back, scoring four runs of their own, before closing out the contest in the seventh inning.

Semifinal matchups saw the Rock Rangers down the Hellraisers, 17-1, while the Rippers advanced following a 16-7 win over the Fireballs.

That setup a third-place final between the Hellraisers and Fireballs where the Fireballs outlasted the Hellraisers for the win.

The Red Dog Slo-Pitch League Year-End Tournament featured nine of the league’s 10 teams playing a three-game round robin, followed by an eight-team single-knockout elimination playoff.