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50 years of softball to be celebrated in Au Sable Forks

The Au Sable Forks Fast Pitch Softball Tournament begins July 12.

The Au Sable Forks Fast Pitch Softball Tournament begins July 12. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The tournament begins at 7:15 p.m. with a game between Razzano’s Trucking from Johnstown and the Broadway Barrhaven Blues from Ottawa.

Organized Chaos with Chris Wilkins will play at the Dr. Najim Pavillion between games, with CPI Classics from Oswego and the Mountain Brook Lodge/Ottawa Blitz entry from Wilmington and Ottawa playing at 9 p.m.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., Organized Chaos will play again until midnight and a fireworks display sponsored by Fuller Excavating/Harmony Golf Course will be touched off by Alonzo Fireworks of Saratoga.

“We are extremely pleased to bring an exciting weekend of top caliber fast pitch softball to the North Country,” Tournament Director Thomas O’Neill said.

O’Neill has directed the tournament for the past 10 years and for 35 years overall.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the great working relationship I have had with the community and tournament committee over the years,” he said.

Game times begin at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The tournament features two pools of five teams, with the top two teams from each pool heading into the semifinal round Sunday, with winners playing for the championship.

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