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Velva Wins Rugby Softball Tournament

By Staff | Jul 17, 2015

Third place: Lee's Bar

A Velva team was the winner of a softball tournament held last week in Rugby.

The team took first place out of 14 teams when it beat AGT Foods in the championship round Sunday afternoon, 13-7.

In its first game of the tournament, Velva defeated the Rugby Eagles team, 8-1. They then beat Drill Chem/Westlies, 16-6, Lee’s Bar, 8-7, and the Rolette County Rockies, 12-7.

On Sunday Velva beat Dunseith, 7-0, and Rolette Bar, 16-11, to get to the championship round and the top of the bracket. They then beat Capri Jesz, the second seed in the second bracket, 7-5.

AGT won its first match of the tournament against Industrial Equipment, 10-0, but then fell to Capri Jesz, 4-3. They then won a close one against The Sluggers, 9-8, and prevailed 12-7 over Grand Treasure Island Casino. On Sunday AGT defeated Nola’s Lounge, 16-6, and Envision, 11-1 to take the top spot of the second bracket.

First place: Velva

Although they were the second seed in the first bracket, Lee’s Bar, of Rugby, took third in the tournament when they defeated Capri.

Lee’s won its first game, 10-9, in a close bout against Rolette Bar. After falling to Velva, the team came out swinging against Dunseith and won, 7-0. Lee’s then had another close bout with the Rugby Eagles, but prevailed 7-6.

On Sunday Lee’s defeated Drill Chem/Westlies, 13-3, and the Rolette County Rockies, 12-2, to advance to the championship round. They then lost the first game of the championships to AGT Foods, 9-5.

The fifth place game was a battle of three seeds, with Rolette Bar taking on Nola’s Lounge, out of Minot. Rolette Bar won, 9-6.

Rolette first beat Dunseith, 7-0. After falling to Lee’s, the team then defeated the Rolette County Rockies, 12-1, and Drill Chem/Westlies, 10-0. On Sunday they defeated the Rugby Eagles, 6-5.

– Tribune Staff Report

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