Local Briefs: St. Pierre tourney scheduled


LEWISTON — The second annual Paul St. Pierre Memorial Softball Tournament will take place this year on Saturday, May 14, at the Randall Road softball complex.

The one-pitch tourney is coming off a successful first year and is looking to grow in 2011. St. Pierre, an avid sports fan and area athlete, passed away in the spring of 2010 in a single-car accident, leaving behind a wife and young daughter.

This one-pitch, co-ed tournament will be a one-day, double elimination event, and all proceeds will benefit an education fund created for Paul’s daughter, Rianna.

Last season, there were 12 entries and the tourney raised more than $2,300. This year, the number of teams will be capped at 16. Fees are $250 to include t-shirts, or $210 without. Limited numbers of t-shirts will be available at the fields for purchase, and like last year, food will be made available for a donation, as well.

For more information or to sign up, you can email the organizing committee at [email protected], or call Ben Lachance at 333-7840 or Justin Pelletier at 240-6355.

Softball clinic slated

LEWISTON — Openings are still available for Lewiston Recreation’s Seven Inning Spring Softball Clinic on May 7 for girls in grades 3 to 6. Rain date is May 21.

The clinic will be held from 2 to  4 p.m. on the Upper Franklin Pasture Softball Field (next to Lewiston High School, 156 East Avenue).

The clinic will include conditioning, stretching, throwing, fielding mechanics, development of the infielder & outfielder (drills/strategies), pitching, catching, and hitting. The clinic will be presented by Lewiston High School softball coach Fred Royer and LHS varsity softball players.

Fee to participate is $10, and gloves and cleats will be needed. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Lewiston Recreation Department, 65 Central Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each registration includes a t-shirt for the participant.

Inquiries may be directed to 513-3005.