The Oregon Thunder beat the Portland All-Stars Sunday evening to take the rubber game of a three-game series. Shi Smith, making her final career appearance in her hometown, gave up a 9th inning walk with the score tied 5 5. A double followed and the Thunder got the win 6-5.

It was more fun than we imagined and the softball was terrific. Thanks to the players and their coaches who participated in the All-Star Softball Festival presented by Beneficial State Bank over this past weekend. They put on quite a show. Our sponsors deserve a huge salute. Without them this event would never have happened.

Thanks to Pink Phoenix and the various Little Leagues. A big salute to our interns and all of the other folks who gave of their time added their professionalism to the event. Kudos to our friends at the City of Portland who gave their support to this event. And most of all, a big thanks to you – the fans who turned out and made this unique venture the success it was!