Last weekend, 283 games in eight different men’s and women’s divisions competed for the 42nd annual Goosetown/Bud Light “Best In The West” softball tournament played in Anaconda and Butte.
Listed below are the top four teams in each division along with MVP and all tournament players for each team.
As far as the home run derbies, both were highlighted by some tape measure shots. On Friday, Peyton Ferris of Mac’s Last Cast from Dillon stole the show, hitting 2-of-3 HRs in the hit-off against Tri City, Washington’s Holly Krzan. Both players hit 3-of-5 in the first round.
Tournament director Bill Hill with HR derby exhibition winner Peyton Ferris, and runner-up Holly Krzan.
Men’s Home Run Derby winner “Gas” in the middle flanked by runner-up Jason Crosland, left, and tournament director Bill Hill Saturday at Washoe Park.
In the men’s derby Saturday, 64 players hailing from Seattle to Columbia, South Carolina and everywhere in between stepped up to the plate trying for their chance at $10,000 in the Montana Orthopedics/KANA 580 AM sponsored contest. Although nobody came close to the 10K, 53 total HRs – many of which easily cleared the 450-foot mark – left Washoe Park.
The man known simply as “Gas” from Yellow Scorpions from Tacoma, Wash. and Jason Crosland of Team Tradesman from Burley, Id., each hit 4-of-5 in the first round to make the hit-off. After both jacked 1-of-3 in the hit-off, they traded swing for swing until Crossland was unable to match his opponent two pitches later.
1, Victory Lumber, Spokane, Wash. (Seventh-straight championship). MVP: Ashley Fargher. All-Tournament: Heather Jackson, Kikki Jackson, Kelli Bridges. 2, Bill Long Trucking/Press Box, Missoula. All-Tournament: Niki Hibbert, Jill Zeren, Nikki Anderson. 3, Delirium/Idaho Sporting Goods, Pocatello, Id. All-Tournament: Lacy bowman and Danielle Hennish. 4, Sam Saloon, Kennewick, Wash. All-Tournament: Amanda Dougherty, Jamie Lokken.
1, Jokers, Kennewick, Wash. MVP: Devin Bouvier. All-Tournament: Dennis Lemmons, TJ Brose, Dan Headley. 2, Fight, Coeur d’ Alene, Id. All-Tournament: Larry Johnson, Bob Roth, Brandon Williams. 3, Yellow Scorpions, Seattle, Wash. All-Tournament: Pat Paschal, Jon Gastineau. 4, Dakota Bus, Gillette, Wyo. All-Tournament: Matt Overman, Garrett Jackson.
12, Grandstand, Billings. MVP: Shannea Harrington, Zena Booth, Katie McLeod and Keela Nedens. 2, JFK, Anaconda/Missoula. All-Tournament: Sophi Lewis, April Haren, Kellie Jones. 3, Fire Pro, Nampa, Id. All-Tournament: Wendy Smith, Miranda Everett. 4, Tri-Cities Sandlot Crew, Kennewick, Wash.
1, Moontime Pyramid, Couer d’ Alene, Id. MVP: Ryan McPhee. All-Tournament: Mark Worsfold, Zane Froelich, Waylan Harness. 2, Avalon, Spokane, Wash. 3, Splumpbusters, Missoula, Mt. All-Tournament: Frank Risner, Cody Becker. 4, DBA, Spokane, Wash. All-Tournament: Arc Kennedy, Kevin Forghs.
1, Llama, Preston, Id. MVP: Randi Carver. All-Tournament: Shakia Saltern, Ashley Thompson, Kandi Petersen. 2, CAS, Jerome, Id. All-Tournament: TJ Surrage, Sierra Whitmer, Chance Nebekker. 3, East Side Athletic Club, Butte. All-Tournament: Heidi O’Brien, Kenzi Dallaserra, Kina Worrell. 4, Off In The Shower, Jermoe, Id. All-Tournament: Kristen Young, Jamie Stone.
1, Nasty Pitches, Couer d’ Alene, Id. MVP: Matt Lickfold. All-Tournament: TJ Phillip, Colton Peuth, Matt Pelka. 2, Pro Auto Sound and Security, Billings, Mt. All-Tournament: Ryan Gratwohl, Zach Schaefer and Matt Franke. 3, Ashtown Brewery, Longview, Wash. All-Tournament: Steven Willett, Casey Honey. 4, Dirty 30, Anaconda, Mt. All-Tournament: Triston Speahar, Nate Lopez.
1, Valley Cats, Lewiston, Id. MVP: Cameron Berglund. All-Tournament: Adam Colkins, Reece Qualey and Bryan Berglund. 2, Salmon Softball, Salmon, Id. All-Tournament: Bill Hasson, Brian Manos, Brandon Sutton. 3, Say I Won’t, Delco, Id. All-Tournament: Keith Creekmore, Jessie Mercedo. 4, Maple Valley New Breed, Seattle, Wash.
1, Goosetown/Bud Light/Club Moderne, Anaconda, Mt. MVP: Joe Mehrens. 2, Greg’s Garage Doors, Hamilton, Mt. All-Tournament: Jeff Smith, Monte Kopps, David Desantiago. 3, Washoe Theatre/Dairy Queen, Anaconda. All-Tournament: Marcus Lussy, Mark Messer. 4, Sun City West, Sun City, Ariz. All-Tournament: Mel Bentley, Bob Ross.