Chicks take ball tourney title

Beaverdell hosted the 2013 windup tournament for the Boundary Women's Softball League last Saturday/Sunday.

Jennifer Eaton (centre-right) presents the 2013 Boundary Women's Softball Tournament Trophy to the Liquor Store Chicks from Grand Forks.

“It’s going to be really, really nice to put a different name on the trophy this year,” said Boundary Women’s Softball president Jennifer Eaton as she called the Grand Forks Liquor Store Chicks forward to collect their 1st place trophy at the close of the 2013 Boundary Women’s Softball tournament Last weekend in Beaverdell.

The Liquor Store Chicks took the final game against Rock Creek – winning at the end of five innings when the mercy rule called the game.

The backstory is that the LSC is the same team that won for the past two years. They just have a new sponsor, hence the new name.

They were once sponsored by the Winnipeg Hotel and known as the Winni-Chicks, but now that the Winnipeg is no more they are sponsored by the Liquor Store and More in Grand Forks.

The action started at 9 on Saturday morning with Greenwood playing Beaverdell.

League president Jennifer Eaton reported there were no major injuries through the weekend.

LSC coach Sam Ross told the Times that the Grand Forks team won all three of their round-robin games and then lost their first playoff game to Greenwood.

“Which put us in the position where we couldn’t lose again or we were done.

“The girls came back from a game yesterday where we did not play well and the Greenwood team was. It didn’t go very well for us at all.

“We were glad to have that out of the way.”

LSC played three games on Sunday – playing at 9:30 and then, after a game break, they played two back-to-back games.

The same team has won three years in a row. Gary Spencer was the head umpire, assisted by Jason Eaton, Terry

Young, Clint Elliot and Ryan Bosovich.

Scorekeepers were Darlene Rexin and Evy Uphill.

League first place – Liquor Store Chicks

Most Sportsman-like Team – Beaverdell

Most Dedicated Helper (Jack Popoff) – Shawn Waller and Tammy Shipton

Keeper awards:

Best infielder – Gina Kuchen (Greenwood), Best Outfielder –

Stacy Ludwar (Greenwood), Best Pitcher – Jay Walker (Rock Creek), Best Catcher – Breann Hallstrom (Greenwood), Best Batter – Geena Hanlon with a .593 average (LSC), and Tournament MVP – Jay Walker (Rock Creek).

Team MVP’s:

Greenwood – Breann Hallstrom; Liquor Store Chicks – Jenna

Holmes; Rock Creek – Sara Geen; Beaverdell – Shannon Elliot.

Perpetual Trophies and Prizes:

Tournament 1st place ($300 cash) – Liquor Store Chicks

Tournament 2nd place ($200 cash) – Rock Creek

Tournament 3rd place ($100 cash) – Greenwood

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