Hot action, weather at Oliver Softball Qualifier

Matt Sonneson of The Buzz out of the C-I Men’s League ripped a double against the Sunshine Depot of Elk River in Sunday’s action at the Ed Oliver Memorial Qualifier.

The annual Ed Oliver Memorial Men’s Slowpitch Softball National/State Qualifiers brought out good crowds to Sandquist Park despite the heat last weekend. In the DD/D finals, St. Paul VFW defeated the Long Ball Bat Company of Stacy 19-7 to earn a trip to the Sept. 1-5 ASA nationals in Topeka, KS.

In the EE tourney, it was Triple T’s of Pine City defeating Floyd’s of Winona 18-6 in the championship, earning a berth in the Sept. 1-5 national gathering in Springfield, MO. A women’s pool division was also held Saturday at Sandquist, with Andover Wheel & Frame taking 1st place.

Tony Ahlers of the Long Ball Bat Company received congrats for stroking a three-run homer in the DD championship against South St. Paul VFW Sunday afternoon.

C-I Softball Leagues

Men’s 35-Over Tuesday Night

Wizards 10-0; Team Fickle 6-3; Big Al’s 6-3; Cambridge Bar & Grill 4-5; N.A.D.S. 4-6; 95 Car Wash 4-6; Tri-Tool Grinding 2-6; Cambridge Legion 1-8.

Women’s Wednesday Night

Pine Brook 11-1; Jailbirds 11-2; Superior 8-7; Screwballs 7-4; AML/Lee’s Cleaning 6-8; Northstars 2-10; Pink Divas 0-13.

Men’s Thursday Night

Bill’s Well Drilling 13-0; Team Lundeen 13-2; ECL Big Guys 11-2; Thompson Construction 10-2; Bull Dogs 10-5; The Buzz 10-6; Who’s Up 8-5; Leaf’s Towing 7-5;

Clean Response 7-8; Abundant Life Church 5-8; Ball Busters 4-9; Pizza Pub 4-10; Muskrats 2-10; Sidelines/Steve’s Auto 2-11; Regulators 2-13; P&M Truss 1-13.