The 38th Annual First Ward Falcon Club Fastpitch Tournament got underway Friday night at Promenschenkel Stadium, in Dunkirk. 14 teams will play for the title, including teams from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada. In the first game Friday night, Woodstock, ON. defeated Big Daddy's Lounge 4-0 behind Doug Hoffman, left, who threw a 1-hit shutout. He struck out nine and walked one while Big Daddy's Bobby Honaker, went the distance allowing four runs on nine hits while striking out seven and walking seven. Woodstock scored three runs in the bottom of the first on two hits while adding another run in the fourth. Robert Nalepa had Big Daddy's lone hit, a clean single to right field in the top of the sixth inning. In other action, Dunkirk Fastpitch beat Loreman's Dynasty, of Ausable Falls, N.Y., 8-2. At right is Big Daddy's Bo Westling taking a swing. Games begin today at 9 a.m., at Promenschenkel Stadium, School No. 7 and Veteran's Field. For a complete schedule of games, see For the Record on Page B3.
OBSERVER?Photos by Gib Snyder III