The 12th Richie Madeiras memorial softball tourney

Ben Ferry of the Sons of Pitches could not field an errant throw to third and leaped to avoid Jerry Kroup of the Wildcats. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The 12th annual Richie Madeiras memorial Softball Tournament, planned as a two-day tourney, was abbreviated to a one-day, one-pitch affair, Saturday, at Tisbury’s War Veterans Memorial Park. Nine teams played 17 games.

Defeating the ‘Canes 16-9, Team Richie reached the playoff finals with Star Liquors of Bridgewater. Team Richie won, 18-6. Beside the finalists the leading teams were: (3) The Hurricanes, (4) A.I. Plumbing, and (5) The Wildcats.

The annual memorial to the popular Oak Bluffs shellfish warden is organized and produced by Ray Tattersall of Vineyard Haven.