I was able to spent a little time at Braun Park yesterday, enjoying The Ashley Abrahamson Tournament which features many of the top teams from around the area and even some from the Twin Cities. The tournament is named in honor of Ashley Abrahamson who died in a car crash along with Tom and Marcia Braun, after whom the park is named. Young Ashley (13) was an avid softball player from the area. At each tournament The Ashley Award, is given to a player on each team who best exemplifies the traits and what Ashley stood for.
There will be eight U-12 teams and 10 U-14 teams playing this year. I believe it was the largest tournament Braun Park has ever hosted. There will be pool play on Saturday with three games for each team. On Sunday, games will start at 8 a.m. with third place and consolation championships at 4 p.m. and the championship at 5:30. Sadly, work prevents me from attending Sundays games.
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