The Etiwanda softball team hosted and won the first Dana Housley Memorial Tournament over the weekend with games held on the new field at Etiwanda as well as at Los Osos.
The event was held in honor of the former student-athlete who passed away in May after collapsing at a weekend travel ball tournament.
The field consisted of 12 teams but Eagles coach and athletic director Dave Masucci expects the field to double next season.
“We started organizing this a little late and most schools already had contracts for other tournaments and games,” he said. “I have been overwhelmed by the number of coaches that want to get in for next year.”
Etiwanda went 5-0 in the event, defeating Summit in the semifinal and Norco in the championship game.
Proceeds from the event will go toward a scholarship in the former players’ name an her family will pick the recipient of that scholarship. They were on hand for the event festivities at the tournament.
There will also be a 12-team junior varsity event as part of the tournament that starts today.