ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP - The Westwood Alumni Softball Tournament kicked off on Wednesday with six games.
In the opener at the Sunnyside Field, the Class of 2014 fell to the NICE Staff team, 12-6, but automatically advanced to the second round of the tournament. Kim Koski tripled for the Staff. In the second game, 2004 outlasted the Class of 2012, 9-8. Joe Racine, Chuck Giotto, Jenny Moyle and Erik Bosworth each went 3 for 3 for the winners, while Tanner Truscott (two home runs) and Chelsea Belanger (two-run homer) led 2012. The Class of 2003 won by forfeit over 2005.
At Clarksburg, 2008 defeated 2002, 15-5. Dan Nelson and Chris Steele both went 4 for 4 for the winners, while Paul Honkala led 2002 offensively. The Class of 2006 beat 2010, 15-1. Steve Hintsala went 4 for 4 for 2006, including a homer and a triple. In the night's finale, 2007 bested 2013, 12-3. David Halverson led the winners, going 3 for 3.