The Striker Hogs were victorious in this year’s May Long Weekend Bella Coola Slo-pitch Ball Tournament

The Striker Hogs were victorious in this year’s May Long Weekend Bella Coola Slo-pitch Ball Tournament

Bella Coola hosts successful slow pitch ball tournament

Teams participated from the Valley and the Chilcotin

Well we made it through the first May long weekend slow pitch ball tournament and I think it went awesome! From the responses the teams gave us it felt like a success all around.We will definitely try again next year!

There are so many people to thank beginning with John Morton. He took on all the umpire scheduling including an umpire clinic. He was also the go-to man for any questions we had whether it be about rules, regulations or pretty much anything. And there were plenty of questions being it our first time hosting a tournament. So thank you, thank you, thank you John!!

All the umpires John recruited; Roger Harris, Bob Rose, Barry Prong, Kevin O’Neill, Erik Rockl, Ryan Parr and of course himself, a huge thank you! Roger also for dragging and lining the field. Cynthia Harris, thank you for being there both days, all day, to be the official scorekeeper. Wee Wee thank you for making sure we had enough teams even when a whole team backed out last minute. Kim Moore and Adell Robson, thank you for keeping people with full beverages while the Strikers were on the field!

Thank you to the Valley Ridge Riders and there crew for keeping us all fed. To Jim Dixon who drove the Community Bus and was so patient and understanding while waiting for people to finish their beverage and stories in the beer garden, thank you! And of course thank you to Joybelle for all of her hard work organizing the event, and of course all the people that came out to watch and support this event! We cannot thank you enough! Each team was a joy to play and in the end the Strikers (Striker Hogs) won the tournament with a back and forth game against the Go Getters. Until next year!!