Status of Labor Day softball tournament on hold
BALDWIN — A thunderstorm and high winds on Tuesday night, which caused some tree and other damage at Hollister Park, has put the status of this weekend’s Labor Day Men’s Softball Tournament in question.
This was the word from men’s softball league president Curt Gravatt, who was at the diamond on Tuesday trying to get everything ready for the tournament, which was scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Gravatt said he had 10 teams registered, as of Tuesday.
In the past the Labor Day Tournament was played under the lights, around the clock. But Gravatt said the schedule set up has it for 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
“It’s pretty bad,” he said of damage to the field following Tuesday’s storm.
The men’s softball league did not have enough teams for a summer schedule for the second straight year. But the league did put on the Troutarama tournament in July and will hope to have the Labor Day weekend event despite storm damage.