The Wild Chickens (above) are this year’s ‘B’ division champions from the Overlander Pub Slo-Pitch Fundraising Tournament. The Chickens knocked off the Young Bucks and Old Ducks in the final to claim the championship.

The Wild Chickens (above) are this year’s ‘B’ division champions from the Overlander Pub Slo-Pitch Fundraising Tournament. The Chickens knocked off the Young Bucks and Old Ducks in the final to claim the championship.

Wild Chickens bring slo-pitch title home to roost

The Wild Chickens flew one over on the Young Bucks and Old Ducks Sunday at the Esler Sports Complex.

The Wild Chickens flew one over on the Young Bucks and Old Ducks Sunday at the Esler Sports Complex as the annual Overlander Pub Slo-Pitch League Tournament took centre stage.

A fundraising tournament for the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League, 16 teams took to the fields in both an ‘A’ and ‘B’ division.

“The weekend went great, the weather was fantastic and our fields were in amazing shape for this tournament thanks to the hard work of some of the league members,” said Linda Barbondy, president of the WLSPL.

The Wild Chickens and the Young Bucks and Old Ducks squared off in the ‘B’ final with the Chickens acquiring some late, hot bats to win 13-7.

In the ‘A’ final it was two out-of-town teams clashing for the championship as the Sultans of Swing marched away with the title over The Crew, 12-5, both from Prince George.

Third place in the ‘A’ division went to the hometown Lakers, while fourth place was captured by the Rookies.

Highlife finished third in the ‘B’ division after being ousted from the draw in the semifinal by the Young Bucks and Old Ducks.

Barbondy said the money raised from the tournament will unfortunately need to go toward some repairs to the grounds at the Esler Sports Complex after it was recently vandalized.

“It will go to buying a new steel door and locks off of our building after a quad wrecked the door and frame breaking several of our locks at a cost of $1,200,” she said, adding while they haven’t completely tallied the fundraising totals, it will more than cover the cost of the repairs.

The WLSPL continues throughout the summer with ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ and ‘D,’ division regular season play.

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