Alaskan teams from Fairbanks and Anchorage walked away with the hardware at the annual Dawson City Labour Day Tournament.
The Fairbanks Skeeters dominated the final Sunday evening with a 19-5 victory over second-place Brother Jimmy from Anchorage.
The Road Kill Dingos from Fairbanks finished third and Bubba’s Brewers from Whitehorse was fourth.
Tournament organizer Dawn Kisoun explained this morning the Brother Jimmy club went undefeated through the double knockout but couldn’t hold off the Skeeters in the final.
“They were the winning team until they played Skeeters,” she said of the Fairbanks club that had to defeat Brother Jimmy twice to win the tournament. “I think the Fairbanks Skeeters are just really good. They even play softball in the winter.
“They are a young team and Brother Jimmy is a team that has been coming here for the last 30 years.”
Kisoun said there were 15 teams in the tournament: six from Alaska, six from the Northwest Territories, two from Whitehorse and one from Dawson City.
The award for the most valuable male player was given to Todd Glemser of the TNT squad from Inuvik. Lauren Miller of Brother Jimmy was given the Female MVP award.
Kisoun said this year’s awareness campaign was centred on suicide prevention.