Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League to host fundraiser tournament this weekend

Sixteen teams will swing for the fences this weekend when the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League hosts its annual fundraising tournament.

Sixteen teams will swing for the fences this weekend when the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League hosts its annual Overlander Pub Fundraiser Tournament.

WLSPL president Linda Barbondy said the tournament is crucial in helping the league upgrade and maintain its fields and facilities at the Esler Sports Complex.

“[This year] we’re fundraising to complete two new dugouts,” Barbondy said. “We’ve completed six already but need two more. The other thing we’re fundraising for is new bleachers.”

Teams from Prince George and 100 Mile House will also travel to the lakecity for the tournament.

Beginning Friday evening at 7 p.m., teams will open the tournament with the first of two round robin games before being placed in either an ‘A’ or ‘B’ division. Any team that loses twice will be eliminated from playoff contention.

Games start both Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. There will also be a home run derby beginning at roughly 6 p.m. on Saturday night.

The tournament championship will be played on Sunday at 3 p.m., preceded by semifinal games.

Teams competing include: Brew Crew, Ultimate Warriors, Status, Grass Stains, Highlife, Rookies, Rowdies, Brew Jays, Wild Chickens, Falcon Awesome, Vigilantes, Those Guys, Ice Cold Pitchers, Sticks and Stones, Giants and Warriors.