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Pink-Eye Slo Pitch Tournament hosts first charity event

by Mikaela Kuefler
set in because players had been
From September 9-11, slo pitch playing games since 530am. Both
Team P (Drayton Valley/Edson) teams repeatedly made unforced
hosted their third annual Pink-i errors as Epic scored seven RBI's
slo pitch tournament at Mcleod and Octane scored six.
Valley Recreation Grounds. Octane shut down Epic in the
This was the tournament's first final inning and scored an
charity event, donating proceeds additional five runs. Final score
to Troy Duff. "He will have his was 22-13 for Epic.
leg amputated on September 13 "We got off to a good start.
from an accident he's had years That's what covered us through at
ago. Since then, he hasn't been the end. I'm really proud of how
able to work," explains the young kids are coming. We've
tournament co-organizer, Sandy been playing together for most of
Pariseau. the year for the local tournaments
Troy needed a few special items and we're really starting to come
post-surgery for his house. "His together," comments Epic Player,
family didn't Anthony Giezin.
have any “We started off Octane player,
money to buy pretty bad but Travis Grant, stated
those needed "We started off
items. Since we picked it up...” pretty bad but we
there is a profit picked it up in the
from these tournaments, we last couple of innings."
thought we'd give it to someone "There was a turnaround in the
who needs it," advises Pariseau. second half but the pressure got to
Since games weren't played for us I think. They're a really good
Epic celebrates they're 'A' division, first place win against Octane a full 24 hours, it was called team," reports Symes.
during the Team Pink-I Slo Pitch Tournament from September 9-11 at Team Pink-Eye. When you have Tournament results for division
the Mcleod Recreation Grounds. Epic won 22-13. games at night, it's called a red- 'A' have Epic in first place,
photo Mikaela Kuefler eye. winning a cash prize of $550.

The tournament hosted sixteen Octane won $500 for coming in
teams and had a 50/50 draw and a second. The Welco Stinger
bat raffle. They also drew received cups with the
random, donated prizes by tournament logo, as did all third
various companies in the area. place winners.
In the 'A' division finals, Epic (a In 'B' division, Sexy Pitches
family team from Wildewood) placed first and won $450, Blue
played Octane (Edson). Both Ballers (Whitecourt) came in
teams started the first inning with second place and won $400.
a relatively slow start as Epic Team P came in third place.
scored two RBI's. With some In 'C' division, Balloon Knots
good defence by Epic, Octane's (Whitecourt/Drayton Valley)
score remained at zero. came in first place and won $350.
Epic came around by the second Nice Snatch placed second,
inning, scoring four RBI's but winning $300. Designated
was held by Octane's defence in Drinkers finished in third place.
the third as Octane scored one. Finally, the Swingers captured
The fourth and fifth innings first place in 'D' division and won
brought in nine RBI's for Epic. $250. The Donkeys came in
Octane struggled to hit, scoring second place, winning $200, with
once in the fifth, as Epic's pitcher Ashley's Angels coming in third
"had a really good pitch. She puts place.
a lot of spin on the ball. It's really Teams donated $1300 of their
hard to hit the ball with that much prize money back to Troy. With
Team P gets ready to conclude the Team Pink-I Slo Pitch Tournament spin," remarks Octane player, the proceed amount of $1585.60,
with Troy Duff (second from the right, back row) and his wife, Kimberley Justin Symes. total amount donated is $2885.60.
Duff (second from the right, front row). photo Mikaela Kuefler By the sixth inning, exhaustion

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