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Fred Wallace talks Softball tournament action.


Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire. "

There was just one major softball tournament in the city this summer, the Ontario Amateur Softball Association Under 18 event that was staged over the Canada Day Holiday Weekend.

To refresh your memory, Chepstow Lang Farms won the tournament going undefeated at 3 & 0 before persistent rain caused the organizers and teams to shut the event down with a couple of games still to be played.

Napanee was second, Caledonia was third and the host entry, the Shallow Lake Sting. finished 4th.

The fourth place finish prevented the Sting from advancing to the Canadian Midget Championship Tournament which was a significant disappointment after Shallow Lake captured the National Bantam title one year ago.

However, having stepped up to the Midget age group, the Sting fared very well and should be a factor next year.

And speaking of next year, the Owen Sound Fastpitch Association will bid to be the host organization and host site for another Canadian Championship Tournament...and while they're keeping their cards fairly close to their chest, it's anticipated the bid will be for the National Junior Tournament, a tournament that's been successfully staged at Duncan McLellan Park on 4 previous occasions.

I'm Fred Wallace

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