The Rowdies emerged the winners after two Williams Lake teams battled in the final game at the Canim Lake Slo-Pitch tournament last weekend.
“We were tied 15-15 in the bottom of the seventh against the Rookies when our team’s Charlie Gainer hit a walk-off home run,” team player and manager Linda Barbondy said Tuesday.
“All we had to do was get one run and he hit it over the fence and that was it. It was pretty cool.”
The Rowdies were one of five teams from Williams Lake who attended the tournament.
Other teams from Williams Lake were the Fireballs, Sticks and Stones and the Bears.
There were three teams from 100 Mile House and one from Canim Lake.
“We played five games and won them all,” Barbondy said. “We also played the Rookies in the quarter final game and it was 12 to 11.
“And then we played them in the final game.”
Hot weather predominated the tournament, so only having to play five games came as a bit of a reprieve, she added.
The Rowdies have been together for 19 years and attend the Canim Lake tournament every year.
“It’s well organized. It’s a really good tournament,” Barbondy said, adding her team has played all over, including at tournaments in Cuba and Mexico.
Barbony said the next event for local teams will be the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch Year End Tournament coming up on the Aug. 24-25 weekend.
Laughing Barondy said she runs the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League, manages the Rowdies, and can play on whatever position she might be needed.