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The Outlaws’ shortstop bobbles a ball hit to him in the seventh inning, but still made the out.

Salt River Hosts September Slam Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament

By Jennifer Hernandez
Au-Authm Action News

Co-ed softball teams took to the Salt River Ballfield on October 9 to participate in the September Slam tournament. After a very close game, which was decided in the final inning, the Outlaws defeated the S-Bombers 11-10 to take home the championship. T-shirts, sweatshirts and tournament bags were awarded to the top finishers and all-tournament players.

In the top of the fifth inning, an Outlaw player hit a home run to increase their lead 9-5. But the S-Bombers scored five runs in the bottom of the same inning to lead 10-9. In the top of the sixth inning, the Outlaws tied the score at 10.

The Outlaws scored again in the top of the seventh inning to go ahead 11-10, putting pressure on the S-Bombers to get something going offensively either to force the game into extra innings or to pull out the win. The final out was made on a short-hopper hit to the Outlaws’ shortstop, who made the throw to first base for the final out of the game.

Diamond Runner finished in third place after defeating Native Clash. The Most Valuable Player awards went to Dallin Wood and Chelsea Benally of the Outlaws. Five members from the Outlaws team were named all-tournament team members, while the S-Bombers had five as well.

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