Marauders are Masters champions

Surrey softball team places first at World tournament in Las Vegaas

The Masters Marauders of Surrey placed first in the 65-and-over age group at Senior Softball USA’s World Masters Championships Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

More than 440 teams participated in several age groups, including 24 in the 65-and-over AAA category, won by the Marauders.

The Surrey squad lost their first game 14-8 to an opponent form Wisconsin, then won eight in a row to clinch first place. They edged Specialist Realty of Las Vegas 13-12 to win their group and advance to the final, where they topped Team Elite of Arizona 23-17.

The Marauders outscored the opposition 214-93 in nine games.

Al Didrickson was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Other team members included Rick Moore, Ross Evison, Ron Maber, Paul Donato, Craig Barraclough, Al Heath, Jeff Swallow, Steve Ogin, Dave Schill, Dave Duerksen, Wayne Meek, Everett Holmes, Daryl Wolf and manager George Masters.


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