2008 Bud McDonough Memorial

Softball Tournament

The Winners of the Tournament

The 2008 Bud McDonough Memorial Softball Tournament was held on Friday, August 8, and Saturday, August 9, 2008. This tournament would go as long as any previous tournament and then some more. There was drama. There were home runs. There were many base hits and many outs. Thank goodness, there were no serious injuries. The winner of the tournament came from the losers' bracket, which made the tournament very interesting.

Thank you so much to the umpire Lee Barta and his daughter Denise Barta as scorekeeper. They made the games flow very smoothly. It was great to see such good rapport between the official and the teams. "A jokingly good relationship with Lee," one team member stated.

On Friday, the games started at 1 pm and ran until close to 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the games were to start at 10 a.m., but didn't get started until a little after 11 a.m. due to a forfeit by the first team. They ran until after 8:30 p.m. due to the losers bracket coming alive to extend the tournament. This made this a very long day for all concerned, but still a very exciting softball tournament.

Link to pictures from Friday's games

Link to pictures from Saturday's games


Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
Flight Deck 10 Aarmor Seal 20*
Frontier Classis 0 Island Airways 15*
Swanson's K and D 3 McDonough's 13*
Ryan Smith Construction 2 Carlson's Home Improvements 17*
Aarmor Seal 15* Island Airways 5

Carlson's H I

14* McDonough's 3
Frontier Classics (forfeit) 0 Flight Deck 7*
Swanson's 12* Ryan Smith 11
McDonough's 3 Flight Deck 13*
Swanson's 4 Island Air 6*
Aarmor Seal 6 Carlson's 11*
Flight Deck 8 Island Air 12*
Aarmor Seal 28* Island Airways 16
Aarmor Seal 8* Carlson's Home Improvements 7
Aarmor Seal 15* Carlson's Home Improvements 5

As you can see, Aarmor Seal had one win and one loss, and the only way they could win the tournament was to win three games in a row. They did! Congratulations to Aarmor Seal!

You can also see that our local Beaver Island business sponsors had a good showing as well with Island Airways still in the race until their loss to Aarmor Seal in the late afternoon on Saturday.