To the editor:
On July 30, the Copper Country Women's Fast Pitch league completed its 2012 schedule with a playoff game between the 2nd and 3rd place teams, and the winner playing the championship game with the first place team.
The first game started at 6 p.m. and was scheduled to end at 7:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., BP was up on Bambu by a few runs and the coach for Bambu decided to play on longer as Bambu had been coming back each inning with a couple of runs.
Bambu took the lead in the 7th inning and won the game that ended at 8 p.m.
The championship game started shortly after, with Bambu taking on Keweenaw's Favorites. At approximately 9:15 p.m., The umpire called the game due to darkness. We responded that it was our understanding the game would be finished the following night, but the umpire ended the game after 5 innings, with the two innings left not to be played.
The 5th inning ended with Bambu up 7-4, with them being declared the winner.
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Ending this championship game without playing the other two innings was, to us, a poor example of leadership and sportsmanship.
The women's league has been struggling to put teams together for a while now and this is just another nail in the coffin.
Congratulations to Keweenaw's Favorites on an undefeated season. It's too bad the game was not finished so we could have found out who the true winners would have been.
Keweenaw's Favorites 16U Fast Pitch Softball