Jerry Morgan of the Esquimalt Sea Bats eagerly bats the ball during the first game of the day versus the 54/50s.

Sooke senior slo pitch tournament a success

Seven teams faced off at Fred Milne Park the entire weekend.

The skies were grey and drops of rain could be felt all around Sooke on Friday, but that didn’t stop the launch of the 14th annual Sooke Senior Slo Pitch tournament, which ran from Aug. 14 until the Sunday the 16.

All the teams played at Fred Milne Park, with the first match kicking off at 6 p.m. on Friday evening.

Bats in hand and spick and span in their uniforms, the players were energetic and excited to play some ball, with one the first games starting out as Sooke’s own 54/50’s team facing off against the Esquimalt Sea Bats.

“You look at these guys and gals thinking, ‘hey, they still got it’,” said Jerry Morgan out of Esquimalt. Morgan played with the Sea Bats, a team mostly comprised of retired military personnel. “It’s just great to come out here and play some good ball.”

Battling it out throughout an equally-grey-but-no-rain Saturday, the sun came shining through for the teams on Sunday, ending the three day tournament on an excellent note.

Of the seven teams, Sooke had three in great standings.

First place went to the Victoria Tuggers, second to Sooke Wolverines, third to Sooke Gloves, fourth to Sooke 54/50, fifth to Esquimalt Seabats, sixth to Victoria Brew Jays, and seventh place to the Langford Shakers. Regardless of who won though, the smiles and crowds were more than enough for everyone taking part in the game.

The slo pitch senior teams will face off again in Parksville during the Labour Day weekend.

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