Boatnik Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in Grants Pass Memorial Day Weekend

Written by Bob on April 22nd, 2014

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  1. Bill Berdrow says:

    In 1971 I had the good fortune to have played in the Boatnik Tournament and for that matter our team won it. The team was put together with players from the Grants Pass City League but was mostly comprised of players from “Whites Custom Loaders” of Grants Pass (owned by Phil White). That same year we also won the Oregon state championship tournament which was held in Medford. That year we played in 9 tournaments throughout Oregon and we won 7 of them, finished 2nd in one and 3rd in the other. The one we finished 3rd in was the state tournament Qualifier. Although we barely qualified we did go on to sweep the state championship in 4 games. As it happened Abby’s Pizza (Medford) was giving out pizza tokens for each home run hit during the tournament and as a team we collected 19 of them! Needless to say we had a heck of a Pizza Party after the tournament and since we had way too many tokens for just our team we invited the 2nd place team to join us. I will never forget that tournament nor all of my team mates. May God bless them wherever they are!

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