Herald Sports Editor
EVANSTON Ė Despite some bad weather on both Saturday and Sunday, the annual Shock Ďn Awe Softball Tournament sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars went on as planned and eventually, a champion was crowned, after a delay or two.
A lightning strike a mere three blocks from the softball fields on Sunday put the tournament into a delay for about 20 minutes. All players were pulled off the fields until organizers decided the storm had moved far enough away to continue.
In all, 20 teams in the menís, womenís and coed brackets took part in the tournament. All funds raised will go toward purchasing care baskets to send overseas to members of the armed forces.
On the menís side of the bracket, team Cardwell from Bear River and Rock Springs ended up taking home the first-place trophy. Cardwell defeated Francomís Frenzy of Evanston in the final.
However, it did not come without a fight.
Francomís Frenzy lost its first game on Saturday but was able to battle its way all the way through the one-loss bracket to face the undefeated Cardwell.
Francomís Frenzy actually defeated Cardwell in the first game, but because the tournament was double-elimination, Frenzy had to play Cardwell again in order to win the tourney.
But Cardwell proved to be too much for Frenzy to handle, as the team walked away victorious in the second game and the tourney.
In the coed and womenís bracket, both of the teams sponsored by Big Alís Trucking of Plain City, Utah, took the top spots. Big Alís defeated Rhino Designs of Kemmerer.
In the womenís division, the Big Alís team defeated Alliance of Evanston.
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