Stacie Pederson of Half Sox plays against Moonshiners in the A-event final at the slo-pitch tournament on Sunday

Stacie Pederson of Half Sox plays against Moonshiners in the A-event final at the slo-pitch tournament on Sunday

Stettler team among winners in Byemoor

Linda Hall of Stettler defeated Yishins, also a team of Stettler to win the C-event slo-pitch finals at Byemoor on Sunday, Aug. 16.

Linda Hall of Stettler defeated Yishins, also a team of Stettler to win the C-event slo-pitch finals at Byemoor on Sunday, Aug.16.

Moonshiners of Rumsey won the A-event of the slo-pitch tournament defeating Half Sox of Big Valley in the finals.

32 teams participated in the tournament despite the torrential rains that hit the town of Byemoor on Saturday, Aug.15 when the first rounds were being played.

Team members came from Byemoor, Big Valley, Stettler and neighbouring towns, but also cities as far as Red Deer, Drumheller, Trochu, Craigmyle and Hanna.

Each team had to have a maximum of six men and a minimum of four ladies on the field to start a game, and there was an hour and 15 minutes time limit on games.

The pitched ball had to have an arc of at least six feet, but no more than 12 from the ground.

“The Byemoor slo-pitch ball tournament has been going on for more then three decades, with family and friends forming teams and playing to have fun,” said Bobbi Buchwitz, organizer of the slo-pitch tournament. “We had five new teams this year.