Sooke Loggers play strong in Wisconsin, come in second

Fastpitch baseball battle places Sooke team in second after five games

Pitcher Tyson Barkman (pictured) was named to the Boys of Summer All Tournament Team . Outfielder Blake Hunter was also named to the team.

Pitcher Tyson Barkman (pictured) was named to the Boys of Summer All Tournament Team . Outfielder Blake Hunter was also named to the team.

This past weekend, the Sooke Loggers played at the 14th Annual Boys of Summer Open Fastpitch Tournament, held on July 11-13, 2014 in Denmark, Wisconsin.

In total, the Loggers played five games, the last one being the championship game.

First, they faced Dolan & Murphy from Aurora, and came out with a 10-2 win. Home runs where hit by Kris Walushka, Tyson Barkman and Kyle Cowick.

Next, they squared up against Emerson and won that one with a score of 4-1.  Ben Edgington hit a home run in this game.

Third up was a game against Fargo, which the Loggers won 2-nil.

Their fourth and final tournament game was against Emerson, which the Loggers also won 6-4.  Ben Edgington hit another home run in this game.

Their first and only loss of the tournament came in the championship game, which they lost to the New York Gremlin, 3-5. They played strong though. According to Walushka on the Sooke Logger’s Fastball Club Facebook fan page, “We battled back down 4-0 (and) had lots of hits.”  Tyson Barkman had two home runs, and Jesse Greive and Andrew Medwedrich both had triples.

Further two Sooke Loggers were named on the Boys of Summer All Tournament Team, including pitcher Tyson Barkman and outfielder Blake Hunter.

Sooke Loggers play at the 2014 54th Annual Seattle Invitational, which runs from July 25-27, with games played at Dacca Park in Fife, and on the website ottoinfocus.com boasts “returns stronger than ever with 11 teams currently entered including several Upper Division ball clubs.” Including our own Loggers.

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