The men’s Division 1 ASA district slowpitch softball tournament title was won by D.A.D/Columbia Paints/Green Meadow Market/D&H/Sherwin Williams/Quarry at Batch Fields in Helena on Sunday.
The previously undefeated club fell in the day’s first championship game 16-4 to Green Meadow Market/Kehr Dental/702/Off the Wall/Village Inn/Heiuser PT, but bounced back to take the if-necessary rematch 22-13 to claim the title.
Six teams qualify for the state tournament in Great Falls on Aug. 12-14. The other four qualifiers were: Smokin Bases/GoBallistic/Howards (3rd); Framin Fools/Edmisten Const (4th); Spieker Sprinklers/Bushilla Construction/Motherlode; and Vigilante Distilling.
In the women’s ASA district tournament, also being played at Batch Fields, the title was claimed by undefeated Tripp Insurance/Brekke Construction. They defeated Montana RV/Great Divide Taxidermy/Just Bird Taxidermy 17-8 in the championship game.
Buffalo Wild Wings/Gusto took third and Rand-Toner Construction fourth for the women. The women's state tournament is also in Great Falls next weekend.
The Coed D district tournament begins Monday and continues throughout the week. Twenty-eight teams will be participating.