2nd Annual Softball Spectacular benefits worthy cause
By Softball West
SPARKS, NV - If participation levels and crowd attendance are any indicators then the recent Softball Spectacular hosted by the City of Sparks will have no problem becoming one of the must attend events during the summer softball calendar.
The 2nd annual version of the softball spectacular was held, July 13th, at the Shadow Mountain Sports Complex on a beautiful, warm summer evening in Northern Nevada.
The event brings out the biggest and best that the local softball teams have to offer to compete in head-to-head softball skills competitions.
Men and women softballers competed in running, throwing, pitching and the glamorous home run hitting contest to determine who would lay claim to being the best that the Reno/Sparks area has to offer for the next year.
According to Tony Pehle, City of Sparks Parks and Recreation Coordinator, "We were able to raise over $500.00 that will benefit the City of Sparks Youth Scholarship Program."
Thirty of the areas best power hitters brought their hitting sticks to the head-to-head elimination style tournament that whittled its way down to a final between Pat Bitto of Gametime and Tony Enard of Bucs/Bully's. Like a lot of the softball played in the North, the two finalists battled and the difference was one home run as Bitto edged out Enard 5-4 to win the first place plaque and a $75.00 gift certificate from DSS Bats.
In the women's home run contest Megan Agauyo held off a game Michelle Paris 2-1 in the third round after the two had tied 3-3 and 5-5 in the first and second rounds.
Brian Williford of Smoke won the pitching contest, Jason Schricker won the running contest and Dallas Kester took top honors in the throwing contest.