MIDWAY VICTORIOUS IN ANNUAL TOURNEY

August 12, 2001 11:00 pm
PITCHING AWAY: Richard Loose, formerly of Cove, played for a Salem team Saturday during the La Grande Optimist Club Men's Moonlight Softball Tournament. The tourney drew 32 teams from across the state. (The Observer/KELLY WARD).
PITCHING AWAY: Richard Loose, formerly of Cove, played for a Salem team Saturday during the La Grande Optimist Club Men's Moonlight Softball Tournament. The tourney drew 32 teams from across the state. (The Observer/KELLY WARD).

Midway Tavern of Hermiston topped the 32-team field at the annual La Grande Optimist Club Mens Moonlight Softball Tournament.

Midway Tavern beat La Grandes Rain Roofing 23-17 in the Sunday title contest.

Rain Roofing beat The Wrangler of Bend 29-28 in the battle for second and third place.

Steve Cain of Midway Tavern won the MVP award for the three-day tournament, which started Friday and ended Sunday evening with non-stop play.

La Grande Optimist Mens Moonlight Softball Tournament

Friday through Sunday at Pioneer Park

1st place Midway Tavern of Hermiston; 2nd place Rain Roofing of La Grande; 3rd place The Wrangler of Bend; 4th place Long Branch of La Grande; 5th place Elkhorn Saloon of Sumpter; 6th place Pendleton Merchants; 7th place (tie) Boise Sox and Century 21 of Pendleton.

Consolation champion Pendleton Flour Mills.

Tournament All-Stars

MVP Steve Cain, Midway Tavern.

Midway Tavern Cain, Jeff Gritz, Glenn Phillips; Rain Roofing Paul Phillips, Troy Bidwell, Ron Moschkau; The Wrangler Eugene Graham; Long Branch Lloyd Gage, Kevin Calhoun; Elkhorn Saloon Bryan Stevens, Cold Nudd; Pendleton Merchants Ryan Heinrich; Boise Sox Casey Crawl; Century 21 John Hughes.