The Rowdies

The Rowdies

WLSPL wraps up season

The Rowdies marched away with the A division title during the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League Year End Tournament.

The Rowdies went unbeaten during the weekend to march away with the A division title during the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League Year End Tournament.

The Rowdies squared off against a rival Lakers’ club in the final, swinging the bats to a 20-13 victory.

Linda Barbondy, president of the WLSPL and Rowdies’ captain, said solid defence throughout the tournament contributed to the win.

Derek Godin hit two home runs, while Travis Flanagan and Charlie Gainer each blasted solo shots for the Rowdies in the championship.

In total, 24 teams competed in the year-end tournament, and after a week of seeding games, teams were placed into their respective A, B, C and D divisions.

In the B division it was the Wild Chickens hammering Sticks and Stones, 20-9, to win the title. In doing so, the Wild Chickens also went unbeaten in the tournament, while Sticks and Stones bid for revenge in the championship after dropping their first game to the Chickens, went unsuccessfully.

The C division saw the Broke Millionaires edge the Vigilantes, 20-17, and in the D division it was Status over the Angels by a wide margin.

The WLSPL housed 30 teams this year, the maximum the league can support, Barbondy said.

“It was crazy having that many teams,” she said. “All in all it was a good season. The divisions work out well. Everyone is competitive within their divisions.”

The league will also be sprucing up its facilities at the Esler Sports Complex prior to the fall installing a new dugout on field four and two sets of bleachers on fields two and three.

“Lee Stokes, the vice-president of the league, is heading the project on both of those,” Barbondy said. “We do the planning and he’s been doing all that up there for years.”

Coming up for the WLSPL is the league’s Year End Bash on Sept. 19. Tickets are $20 each and are available through team captains or by contacting Barbondy on Facebook.