In August 2014, our Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch League sent a team to Windsor to compete in the Ontario Senior Games, so it should come as no surprise that when the Eastern Ontario Senior Softball Games came to the R.A. Centre this year, Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch players could be found playing on 4 different teams, 2 in the 55+ division, and 2 in the 65+ division. Although this turned out to be the hottest day of the year, not even the weather could match the heat on the diamonds.
In the 55+ division, Team Fox opened with a 15-0 win over Team Huestis. This was followed by Cornwall defeating Team Huestis 7-2. Championship game saw Cornwall defeat Team Fox 10-2.
In the 65+ division, a best of 3 series was played between Team Haines and Team Hansis. In game 1, Team Haines edged Team Hansis 8-7. In game 2, although Team Hansis jumped out to an early lead, Team Haines came back to win 17-12 and thus win the series.
After the games, the players gathered at Swiss Chalet for the medal presentations, along with a mountain of door prizes. Also, a team shirt was presented to Judi Haines for her tireless work in signing up so many players for this tournament, thus ensuring its success. As result, this tournament will now become an annual event at the R.A. Centre.
To see photos of the tournament click here and then click Slideshow.