OAKHURST — Teams made up of members from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County SWAT, California Highway Patrol, Fresno Police Department and Yosemite High School alumni will participate in a “pitched battle” this weekend, all for a good cause.
The action takes place on the YHS diamonds during the third annual Guns & Hoses Slow Pitch Softball Tournament on Saturday, Apr. 16.
Last year’s champions were the Guns team, “Victorious Secret,” comprised of local CHP and Madera County Sheriff’s Office players, who are confident of victory and prepared to defend their two-year title against all challengers.
The community is invited to enjoy a day of heated competition and cheer on their favorite teams, while helping to raise much-needed funds for the Lady Badgers softball teams. There will be food booths to help refuel both players and spectators.
This family oriented event is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 16, with a rain date of Apr. 23. Competition starts at 9 a.m., and goes until the last team standing claims victory. Admission is free, and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Don’t miss the 50/50 raffle for extra excitement.
2014 was the inaugural event of the Guns vs. the Hoses, with law enforcement players from the Sheriff’s Office, Oakhurst CHP, a local Fresno P.D. officer and now-Sheriff Jay Varney.
The Guns competed against local firefighters, and beat the Hoses in a friendly, slow-pitch game, walking away with the coveted trophy.
Last year, organizers moved from a single game event to a double elimination tournament, inviting other community organizations to play. For more information please email YHSBadgerSoftball@gmail.com
The YHS softball fields are located behind the high school at 50200 Road 427 (School Road) in Oakhurst.