Lawmen raise $1,100 in Summer Classic |

Lawmen raise $1,100 in Summer Classic

-- Tribune staff report --

The 22nd annual Summer Classic law enforcement softball tournament concluded last weekend with 35 teams stealing, running and batting to raise $1,100 for the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Lawmen softball team.

In tournament play, San Leandro Police Department defeated the Los Angeles Police Department’s Gray team in the A flight. Scores were unavailable Tuesday.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office took first in the B flight by defeating the Nevada Department of Corrections.

The El Dorado Lawmen, the host team, took third.

In the home run contest at Zephyr Cove Park last Friday, Mike Koutnik from Concord Police Department smacked four of five pitches over the fence to take first place.

Three others tied with three homers to head to a playoff round.

About 250 spectators arrived for the contest Friday, said Jeff Leikauf, tournament director and manager of the El Dorado County Lawmen.

The home run, pitching and base hit contests drew about 60 participants combined.

“I was happy with the results, being that it was the first year and all,” Leikauf said.

Previously, Dougie “Pop” Pullen organized the tournament. He retired this year and handed the reins to Leikauf.

“Some said there were a lot of people that regretted that they missed it,” Leikauf said. “From what I’m hearing they won’t miss it next year … By the third year, it will be off the hook, lights out, I mean 500 people.”

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