Hobokenites at Shore Softball Tournament
Area resident Chris Rabidou thought some of you may get a kick out of this “recap” of one of the several softball tournaments held down at the Jersey Shore this summer (I NEVER say “down the shore”, sorry). Not sure how many of you knew about this event, but here we go regardless.
This was the last tournament of the summer, involving 8 shore houses in various beach communities, many with Hoboken residents. See his recap below. He’s very excited his team won, especially since Kevin Fay, who organized the event, predicted an early demise for them.
Labor Day Softball Tournament
By Chris Rabidou – “106 York Avenue”
The Labor Day Shore House softball tournament was comprised of 8 shore houses from Point Pleasant, Belmar, Spring Lake, and Sea Girt. The tournament was hosted by Kevin Fay’s 102 Salem Ave House and included a DJ and full buffet. This was the fourth tournament that 102 Salem hosted this summer. Each Shore House fielded six males and four females.
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The Games on the road to Victory
106 York Avenue came in as the #1 seed in the tournament after winning the last two tournaments, but was not given much of a chance by the tournament host to make it out of the first round. 106 York Avenue defeated 101 Atlantic in a offensive first round battle 10-6.
In the semi-finals, 106 York faced off against the tournament favorite and Memorial Day Champion, the team known as the “Shore House Empire” 215 Chicago. The “potent” 215 Chicago offense scrapped together the first run of the game, but then was held scoreless the rest of the way by the York defense. York put up 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning. Neither team scored the rest of the game and York went on to cruise to a 4-1 victory.
In the finals, York played 418 Beacon. Once again the only run York would give up was in the top of the first inning. York went on to total 6 runs in the game to clinch the championship by a score of 6-1.
Scott Elston was voted MVP of the tournament. This was York’s 3rd title of the summer. 215 Chicago finally surrendered the championship trophy to York. York has talked about taking the trophy on tour throughout the state of New Jersey to give all the youngsters across the state the chance to view and take pictures with the trophy.
The Trophy: (with “premium” display plaque)