The Alexandria 3 Pitch Mixed Softball League is holding its season-ending tournament this coming weekend (September 16 and 17) at the ball diamonds at the Glengarry Sports Palace.

The Gaetan Quesnel Memorial Tournament is held at the end of the season in memory of a regular player in the Alexandria 3 Pitch league, who passed away in 2018. The Quesnel family has been invited as special guests for the weekend’s play.

Play begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16, with a slate of games scheduled. On Saturday, September 17, play will get underway at 11 a.m. and will conclude with the A and B finals in the evening.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was not held in 2020 and was held in a smaller format under public health restrictions in 2021. Since 2019, the recreational mixed softball league has expanded from eight teams to 11, all of which will be competing for both fun and league supremacy over multiple games on both Saturday and Sunday.

Although the teams compete when between the white lines, the main focus of the weekend is fun and remembering a fallen comrade.

“There’s music and food for the players and their families and just an outing for everyone, while remembering a good person who loved to play baseball,” said Kevin Malette, one of the organizers of the Alexandria 3-Pitch Mixed Softball League.