This past weekend, 159 teams played in Men’s, Women’s and for the first time ever Co-Ed divisions in the 43rd annual Goosetown/Bud Light slow pitch softball tournament in Anaconda.
Although Sunday’s inclement weather that plagued the entire state of Montana led to cancelling the end of the tournament for what tournament director Bill Hill said, “The first time ever,” coin flips and undefeated teams going into the start of the cancellations determined the winners in each bracket.
With Charlotte Yeoman Martin Sports Complex, one of Montana’s finest softball facilities, almost completely submerged in water from the heavy, unrelenting showers that started about 2 a.m. Sunday morning, completing the tournament was out of the question.
Still, Thursday, Friday and Saturday provided enough action for Hill to feel as comfortable as possible in capping the tournament like he did.
Friday’s Women’s Home Run Derby champion was Holly Krzan playing with Pounders from Kennewick, Wash, while Saturday’s Men’s Derby winner was Garrett Jackson of Dakota Bus from Gillette, Wyo.
Below are the winners and All-Tournament teams as announced by Hill Tuesday afternoon including some photos from games over the weekend.
Goostown/Bud Light 2016
1 (tie) Dakota Bus, Casper, Wyoming; Yellow Scorpions, Seattle, Wash. 3, Fight, Coeur d’ Alene, Id.
1, New Breed, Maple Valley, Wash. 2, Blasters, Great Falls. 3, Scooters, Twin Falls, Id. 4, Avalon, Spokane, Wash.
New Breed: Josh Tallent, Andrew Renaud and Eddie Petrullo. Blasters: Chase Pepos, Kobe Lynn, Marion Olson. Scooters: Matt Scooters, Steven Scooters. Avalon: Bryan Perkins, Tanner Farmer.
1, Gray & Confused, Layton, Ut. 2, Blue Jays, Missoula. 3, Motion Sports/Smashtown, Longview, Wash. 4, Pied Piper/Sea-Tac Electric, Kent, Wash.
Gray & Confused: MVP Caleb Chadwick; Gus Chadwick, Travis Holbrook, Jared Barnes. Blue Jays: Mike Olson, Jake Guinn, Kade Obar. Motion Sports: Cody Anderson, Steven Willett. Pied Piper: Brian Plenkdvica, Travis Quacdenbugh.
1, Show Off, Tri-Cities, Wash. 2, B-Town, Blackfoot, Id. 3, Carmart 360, Billings. 4, Spectators, Bozeman.
Show Off: MVP Abe Cordova, Connor Rosane, Amable Hernandez, Tim Pursue. B-Town: Kyle Scott, Keith Moore, Zack Hall. Carmart: Kyle Brano, Zach Bushman. Spectators: Jake Carwood, Nick Camp.
1, Ida Homes, Hailey, Id. 2, Goosetown/Bud Light/Club Moderne, Anaconda. 3, Rock Inn, Anaconda. 4, Classic Café/Gallagher/Angles Nest, Anaconda.
Ida Homes: MVP Alex Padilla, Jeff Jones, Mike Samms, Chass Uhrig. Goosetown: n/a. Rock Inn: Trent Mikalatos, Dennis Stanberry. Classic Café: Cory Stanberry, Cody Forkan.
1, Delirium, Pocatello, Id. 2, Victor Lumber, Spokane Valley, Wash. 3, Press Box/Bill Long Trucking, Missoula. Pink Scorpions, Seattle, Wash.
Delirium: MVP Ashley Johnson, Jess Kriner, Danielle Henesh, Brooke Shields. Victor Lumber: Heather Jackson, Haley Bauman, Holly Krzan. Press Box: Nettie Thompson, Aly Henderson. Pink Scorpions: n/a.
1 (tie) Lady Llamas, Preston Idaho; Pounders, Kenewick, Wash. 3, Wicked, Coeur d’ Alene, Id. 4, Cash, Jerome, Id.
Lady Llamas: Randi Henrie, Diamen Orozco and Shak Saltern. Pounders: Jordan Mittelsdorf, Alyssa McGuinness, Celi Rojas, Hannah Lockard. Wicked: Natalie Dominico, Tawnya Jacobson, Jeanne Howe. Cash: Teona Surrage, Chance Nebekker.
1, Off In The Shower, Jerome, Id. 2, Playmakers, Pocatello, Id. 3, Tri-State, Casper, Wyo. 4, Tittsburg Feelers, Spokane, Wash.
Off In The Shower: MVP Bethany Paville, Danielle Stone, Kristan Young, Jodi Whittaker. Playmakers: Erin Romero, Jacklyn Dixon, Geo Chopoose.
1, Balls of Fury, Post Falls, Id. 2, Decapitators, Libby, Mt. 3, Backroads Brew, Anaconda.
Decapitators: Shawn Purkeypyle, Kimmy Green, Matt Pelka. Backroads: Drew Blubaugh, Ethan Blume.
Home Run Derby
Men: Garrett Jackson, Dakota Bus, Gillette, Wyo. Women: Holly Krzan, Pounders, Kennewick, Wash.