Dawn Bergman

Families of spring

The rarely seen sun lit the emerald playing fields of Lake Country last weekend with perfect timing.

By Doug Maves

The rarely seen sun lit the emerald playing fields of Lake Country last weekend with perfect timing. The Lake Country Spring Mixed Softball League held its season ending tournament at Jack Seaton Park and the Rec Centre baseball diamonds.

As a former player, I was astounded by the camaraderie and sportsmanship exhibited by all as they enjoyed their sport. Children joined the lines of players shaking hands after every game to throw up their own “high fives.”

I was most surprised by the skills, grit and determination of the ladies as they competed so fiercely with their opponents. I should not have been, of course. The now widely known fact of their superior hand-eye coordination was demonstrated time and again as they hit, threw, ran and caught for their teams.

Fans cheered and booed under mostly blue skies and constantly circling hawks and eagles.

The final game between the “Sons of Pitches” and “The Animals” was close for a while but the cost of the incredible same day five-game victory run by “The Animals” was ended by a solid game of hitting and fine base running by a well rested “Sons of Pitches” team.

The awards ceremony after at the well run beer garden, courtesy of our local Lions Club, was a joy to watch as friends and families applauded all involved.

The League should be proud of themselves and their many supporters for their great work this season. Congratulations! There will be another (gracefully?) aging player for one of your teams next year, once he learns how to run and throw again. See you then everyone. I can’t wait.

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