Clarenville Ford emerged the overall winners in the Clarenville Men's Slo-pitch League as the downed Molson Canadian 16-12 in the final last Sunday at the softball field in Shoal Harbour.
While the high school team won only a handful of games throughout the season league spokesperson Scott Maidment says the team continues to improve each year and the league is very competitive.
"They're still quite young, but they've got some good ball players," says Maidment. "If they stick together eventually they'll win their fair share of games.
"For the rest of the teams in the league every game was up for grabs. It was just a matter of who had the hot hand any night.
The league handed out a number of awards at the end of the season. Jeremy Stacey of Brookside Brookers took the award for most home runs with 11.
Stacey also walked off with the Most Valuable Player award in the playoffs.
The award for Most Dedicated Player went to Matt Green of Molson Canadians.
The league also presented Most Spirited Player awards to a player from each team. Receiving awards were Roger Butt of Canadian Light, Brad Rodway of the High School, Dino Farrell from Brookside Brookers, Jason Strickland from Clarenville Ford, Keith Brown from Molson Canadian and Skylar Ellis from Coors Light.
While the league continues to have great success Maidment says there may be some changes to the set up for next season.
"We'll be sitting down with a representative from each team to discuss maybe implementing a draft system," he says. "We've done that in the past and maybe it's something to look at for next season."
Not only does the league run a full schedule of games they also play host to several tournaments throughout the summer.
This past summer the league hosted a SPN regional qualifying tournament as well as a SPN provincial championship. The final of the season is the Labour Day tournament that this year was a huge success with 37 teams from around the province taking part.
"That's always the big one for us. The teams like it and it's a great end of season fundraiser for our league."