The Canton Men’s Softball League’s postseason tournament crown came down to regular season champion Larson Well Drilling and runner-up Steuart Labs.
The Aug. 15 and 16 double elimination tourney began with seven teams, including other league members Soland Carpentry, Spring Grove Legion and Mabel Liquor Store. Two non-league clubs — The Kid and The Offspring — were also in the field.
Larson Well had defeated Steuart 15-10 on the way to the finals, which meant Steuart would have to beat Larson twice to claim the title. At the end, LWD had outscored Steuart by three runs, but Steuart had won two of the three games by the same 9-8 score to earn the tourney championship.
Prior to the tournament opener, the softball field at Canton had been renamed Ralph Leistikow Field in memory of the league’s most revered contributor.