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Yorkton Crush planning major tourney

More teams still sought
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The tournament at York Lake Regional Park could see 50 games played. (File Photo)

YORKTON - The Yorkton Crush are planning on a major softball tournament to be held at their four-field complex at York Lake Regional Park.

“We’re trying to breath some life back into girls’ softball,” said tournament spokesperson Jason Trost.

The goal for the tourney is to host 30 teams playing in five divisions, from age 9 through to a category for girls 17-19.

If they reach 30 teams the four diamonds will be kept busy the weekend of June 10-12 as 50 games would need to be scheduled.

With that in mind Trost said they are already planning to turn on the lights Friday and Saturday evening to give teams the experience of playing under them.

Trost said the idea of the tournament is to create a fun atmosphere for players and fans.

“Bring a bag of sunflower seeds and a lawn chair,” said Trost, adding they hope people cheer “good plays on both sides of the field.”

As of May 19, 21 teams had registered from places as far afield as Manitoba, Regina and Melfort, although Trost noted they could use a few more teams in the 17-19 age groups.

Teams interested can check out or search them on Facebook.