Men's Polar Bear Softball Tournament

The Polar Bear Adult Men's Slow Pitch Wood Bat Tournament is November 5, 2016. The entry fee is $200.00 per team. To enter a team in the tournament click Polar Bear Entry Form.  If you have any questions, please email Kelley Connolly or call 919-366-2266.

Wendell Parks and Recreation hosted it’s 9th Polar Bear Softball Tournament on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  This is a very unique tournament, since the Men must use a wooden softball bat.  All the tournaments during the year are played with composite bats that are high priced for the results of the long ball, but this tournament brings back what the game of softball is all about – defense.  We had 4 teams play for this year’s title – Willies Boys, B&B, 2nd Family and the Outlaws.  We played a 4 game guarantee tournament, giving each team a round robin for their first 3 games and a single elimination tournament.  There was only 1 ball that left the park, but it was considered a 4 base error since it did slide out of the glove before going over the fence.  Tyler Marshburn for Willies Boys was the one to hit the ball.  

After 9 ball games Willies Boys was crowned the 2016 Polar Bear Champions.  They played 5 games and went undefeated the entire tournament. 

 

Champions - Willies Boys:
Bottom Row L to R:  Brandon Perry, Blake Supel, Phillip Smith, Johnny Baker and Adam Beck
Top Row L to R:  Jake Coleman, Jon Liles, Erik Jernigan, Tyler Marshburn, Coach Willie Medlin and Tyler Brown
Not pictured is Adam Keith who was 14 for 15 at bats and pitched 4 of the 5 games. 

Scores:
Round Robin:
Willies Boys d B & B (13-7)
Outlaws d 2nd Family (4-3)
Outlaws d B & B (11-10)
Willies Boys d 2nd Family (10-0)
Willies Boys d Outlaws (14-1)
B & B d 2nd Family (10-9)

Single Elimination:
Willies Boys d 2nd Family (16-6)
B & B d Outlaws (9-2)
Willies Boys d B & B (14-0)