×
×
homepage logo

Lee’s Bar plays at McQuades

By Staff | Jul 1, 2016

A Rugby team played in what’s been called the world’s largest softball tournament.

Lee’s Bar played in the 41st annual Sam McQuade Sr./Budweiser Charity Softball Tournament last week in Bismarck.

Playing in the Men’s Rec II division, Lee’s Bar lost in the first round, 16-20, to Mandan G&K Services-Bismarck Trailer Center-Dakota Four Seasons-sending them to the consolation bracket. Catcher and former Envision player Dion Oscarson said that while high winds combined with a slow start did not help things, Lee’s faced a good team.

“They were pretty aggressive in base-running,” Oscarson said. “I think we outplayed them, but they got on base and we had some errors.

In the first round of consolation play, Lee’s had a close 9-8 victory over Grafton Merchants. Lee’s was then plagued by another slow start during the first innings, but was able to recover during a defensive game.

In game three against Minot North Hill Bowl, pitcher Mark Hamilton became an asset to Lee’s Bar with a knuckleball that the other team could not hit. Lee’s defeated North Hill Bowl, 23-13.

Lee’s then defeated Powers Lake Wade Works, 17-13, before falling, 14-20, to Mandan Jiffy Lube-Bisman Auto Worx. In the last game, winds and one bad inning tilted the game.

“The hard part is losing out on a home run that would’ve put us right back in contention,” Oscarson said. “That team was pretty sound though.”

An estimated 450 men’s and women’s teams played in this year’s tournament.

Please Enter Your Facebook App ID. Required for FB Comments. Click here for FB Comments Settings page