Clipped From The Chilliwack Progress
New West cabaret swings to softball title Gravel Sales top local team at Agassiz tourney They were in a party mood in Agassiz on Sunday and it was South City Cabaret leading the celebration. The New Westminster fast pitch softball club scored a 5-1 victory over Abbotsford Sumas Turf and danced into the night with the championship trophy of the annual Agassiz Fastball Tournament. Jim Haaheim got South City off to a winning start by belting a lead-off home run in the first inning. Haaheim had a hot bat all weekend, with the final game round-tripper being his ' fourth of the tournament. The winning pitcher was Trevor Ward, selected the tournament's outstanding pitcher, distributing six hits over seven innings. Sumas got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning, but at the time were trailing 3-0. Ward's tournament numbers included 27 innings pitched, eight runs allowed and 20 strikeouts. The top batter award also went to a South City player. Rob Nehaj hit at a .533 clip for the weekend, including two home runs, two triples and two doubles. The most valuable player in the tournament was Sumas Turf hurler Rick Unrau. He combined the best both on offence and defence. At the plate he hit for a .437 batting average, which included three home runs. In the pitching circle, the Cabaret pitcher tossed 29 innings and struck out 42 batters. Local interests in the 13-team tournament were held by three Chilliwack Men's Softball League. Chilliwack Gravel Sales finished third, losing to South City in the 'B' final. Host-Agassiz Merchants placed fourth, losing to Gravel. Yarrow Wood finished in fifth place, also eliminated by the Sales team.