Tournament in Barnes

Alec Doner tries to beat the throw to Taylor Crome at third base in a losers’ bracket game during the Coach Lew Whitson Memorial Tournament Saturday in Barnes.

Crowds filled the stands at Barnes Ball Diamond Friday and Saturday to watch 11 coed softball teams vie for the championship in the Coach Lew Whitson Memorial Tournament.

Teams and players came from Linn, Clifton-Clyde, Washington, Waterville, Hanover, Bremen, Blue Rapids and Marysville to play in the double-elimination event. Aces of Bases won against the Weekend Warriors in the championship game. Aces of Bases came through the bracket with wins against VH Dream Team, Odd Balls and Weekend Warriors twice to win the tournament. The Warriors won against Lit for Whit and Scared Hitless to meet Aces of Bases the first time. The Warriors won against the Odd Balls to play Aces of Bases again in the championship.