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Tourney goes off without a hitch
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Forsyth County News

Forsyth County played host to the 2011 Georgia Recreation and Park Association Men’s Church Equalizer Softball State Championship at Central Park this past weekend.

Despite a one-hour weather delay Friday, the tournament finished as scheduled Saturday night, athletics division manager Wayne Maddox wrote in an e-mail.

Two Forsyth County teams played in the 13-team double-elimination bracket, and one was just shy of making it to the championship game.

Coal Mountain Baptist Church finished third in the tournament, and fellow local team, Freedom Tabernacle, tied for fifth, according to Maddox.

The two squads met in the fourth round after both falling into the losers’ bracket, with Coal Mountain taking the win against a familiar foe.

Defending champion Cartersville–North Point took home the title again, according to Maddox.

The county’s Central Park will also be the site of the national 2011 Amateur Softball Association Men’s Church Slow Pitch National Softball Tournament, which is set for Aug. 12 -14.

The tournaments are a big draw for the county, attracting teams from across the state and country, and provide a boost to the local economy, officials have said.