ABRAM-VILLAGE – After several years of absence, the Jamie Robichaud Memorial men’s orthodox softball event was renewed with great success this past weekend.
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The Urbainville Haybalers won the Jamie Robichaud Memorial men’s orthodox softball tournament in Abram-Village last weekend.
The tournament took place at the Evangeline School diamond in Abram-Village, with four local teams taking part and many fans coming out to cheer on their favourite players.
The Urbainville Haybalers took the title after mounting an impressive comeback in the championship game versus the Wellington squad.
Wellington held a commanding 7-0 lead after three full innings, but the Haybalers put on their rally caps and scored 12 runs in the next three innings to take the game 12-8.
Tyler Brown took the pitching win versus Owen Arsenault, who also pitched a strong tournament.
Members of Robichaud’s family came out to watch the championship game on Sunday, and assisted with the trophy presentation.
Robichaud, who died several years ago as a result of a motorcycle accident, was well-liked in the community and an avid softball player, who was a mainstay in the outfield for Abram-Village teams.
Most productive batters for each team were Joey Richard (Abram-Village), Shawn Kemp (Wellington), Matt Kelly (Urbainville) and Jamie Arsenault (Maximville).
Organizers plan on making this an annual event.
Round-robin results were:
Wellington 18 vs. Abram-Village 10
Maximville 17 vs. Urbainville 13
Maximville 26 vs. Abram-Village 21
Urbainville 15 vs. Wellington 5
Urbainville 27 vs. Abram-Village 8
Wellington 23 vs. Maximville 14