Halifax Girls softball continues to grow and last weekend they hosted the largest tournament in the last thirteen years. They call themselves a softball town.
“We are proud of that, “event organizer Peter Barone said.
In 2005, we started with 11 teams and at the end of the 2017 season we have jumped to 45 teams looking to join the event.
Families were seen with coolers, chairs, and bags of sports equipment; several traveled with beach buggy carts to transport team’s equipment. The event was family oriented and lively. Teams played at the Vaughn Field and the Halifax Elementary School where bouncy houses were set up for the younger siblings.
Halifax teams are made up of girls’ ages 8-14 with three divisions 10 U, 12 U, 14 U.
Due to playing time slots, field locations and the length of the event 38 teams were finalized to play over three days this weekend with a hitting derby ending the weekend event.
Teams were each scheduled to play three games in the preliminary rounds on Friday and Saturday. The results of those games seeded teams for the playoffs rounds, which were a single elimination on Sunday for the championships, said Barone.
He commended local business Rockland Athletic supplies for their donations towards the event with trophies and winning derby t-shirts to the top finalists.
According to event organizer Pete Barone, the HalifaxUnder Twelve girls placed as runners up in the championships.