DUNKIRK – The inaugural Chadwick Bay Softball Bash match came about alongside Dunkirk’s lakeshore this weekend.
The visiting 16U and 14U ladies quick observe groups had been handled to nice competitors and space facilities.
A complete of 38 matches had been performed on 4 pitches within the metropolis of Dunkirk. Whereas the Little League Complicated, the sector Faculty 7 and “Stadium” with out a lot of the motion, the Dunkirk Excessive Faculty athletic advanced was house to some controversial playoff video games on Sunday.
When the mud settled, the Clarence Purple Devils defeated Erie (PA) Frost 7-6 in a back-and-forth contest for the Bracket Championship. Whereas within the Silver Bracket, two groups from North Tonawanda introduced their heated rivalry to Faculty 7 the place NT Jacks -Witt defeated NT Jaxx -Syruws 8-4.
A few of the highlights of the weekend included a victory by the Host Chadwick Bay Fury in entrance of a packed stadium crowd Friday evening over the Hamburg Girl Dawgs 18-9. The hosts had been eradicated in a hard-fought sport 6-4 Sunday morning in opposition to North Buffalo.
Wright Park was bustling as crews discovered picnics and grills all through the park.
“It is incredible to see this sort of exercise within the park,” Mayor Wilfred Rosas made the feedback throughout a go to to the park Saturday afternoon. “We proceed to listen to from all of the visiting households about”hidden gem“what this park and facility are and the way they can not wait to return again.”
“This weekend was a shining instance of what youth sport needs to be.” Match organizer Kory Ahlstrom added after the ultimate match on Sunday evening. “The groups competed exhausting within the blistering warmth, the coaches, mother and father and spectators had been nothing however respectful all weekend. We noticed groups competing exhausting in opposition to one another, shaking fingers after which taking part in cornhole or visiting the splash pad collectively. It actually was an excellent weekend and the groups are already seeking to return subsequent 12 months. Particular thanks go to the umpires and volunteers, particularly Jason Donato, who donated his experience with discipline preparation all through the weekend.”