Humboldt Fastpitch overcomes unique challenges at season finale tourney

Submitted photo – The 14U Ice celebrate their championship win at Bear River on Monday.

Humboldt Fastpitch Softball enjoyed a successful Season Finale Tournament this past week despite facing some new challenges along the way.

Rain affected the two-day weekend tournament, with many of the fields unplayable for the elimination and championship games, which were scheduled for Sunday.

At the last minute, however, league officials moved the affected games to Fortuna, where the fields were in better condition, and the tournament was able to go ahead with just a three-hour delay.

The three championship games had to be pushed back to Monday, and with the Fortuna fields unavailable because of adult league commitments, this created more challenges.

Once again, however, the association officials were able to find a solution.

Two of the finals were moved to the Bear River Sports Complex and the third was played in Hydesville.

“It was very positive,” association founder and president Kelly Wolfe Helms said. “Moving the whole tournament in just a few hours was unbelievable.”

Bear River also helped out, opening up their field at the last minute.

“A big shoutout to Bear River for helping us out,” Wolfe Helms said. “It’s a beautiful facility.”

Submitted photo – The 12U Team Edge girls celebrate their championship.

Submitted photo

It was also a great weekend for three teams in particular.

The Ice were crowned champs in the 14U bracket, with the Fire finishing runners-up, while Team Edge was crowned champions in the 12U bracket, with the Fire runners-up.

And rounding out the championship weekend, Team Fire won the 10U championship, with the Aftershock finishing runners-up.

Categories: Softball, Youth sports

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