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Tournament champions L&P Tree Service of Staten Island pose with their trophy.

26th Annual Edward M. Collins Men’s Major Modified Softball Tournament

Major league majesty

L&P Tree Service edges Zubi’s to cap off Collins tournament array of the best of the best


MONGAUP VALLEY, NY - When it comes to evaluating talent, everything is relative. In any arena of life, there are always talented individuals to be found. But when one is afforded a wider view, it is clear that there are always others who are far better and a rare few who can be deemed great.

And greatness was on display once again at the annual Edward M. Collins Men’s Major Modified Softball Tournament held at Collins Park on August 10 to 12.

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Nine lives: Klein and Sons Logging overcomes errors and base running miscues to tie the series and force game three


MONGAUP VALLEY, NY - They say cats have nine lives. The same can now be said about Klein and Sons Logging, a team that seemed bound and determined to do everything it could to hand Charlie’s Angels the A division semifinal sweep as the log ladies played a brand of softball that hardly augured a win over the elite Angels.

Needing a win to stay alive in a season that has indeed been special thus far, Klein and Sons quickly got behind Charlie’s Angels on August 8 in game two following its 11-7 loss in the opener just two nights prior.

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Sullivan County Women’s Softball League A division semifinals



MONGAUP VALLEY, NY - With relentless batting that yielded upward of 20 hits, crisp fielding and walk-proof pitching by hurler Susan Waddell, Klein and Sons Logging ushered in a new era in Sullivan County Women’s Softball on August 9 by ousting Charlie’s Angels 14-3 in the third and deciding game of their A division semifinal series.

The win propelled Klein and Sons into its first-ever championship series, and offered Code Blue a chance to try and unseat defending champion Cooper Paint, a team they nearly beat a couple of weeks ago.

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