2019 Goosetown Softball Tournament

The second week of July took me to Anaconda, MT for the Goosetown Softball Tournament. I brought my camera along to shoot some photos between games.

I ended up getting a chance to shoot the Brew Crew playing a later game. It was getting darker as the game was being played and the photos show the difference between the early game and later game photos.

2018 Goosetown Softball Tournament

The weekend of July 14th and July 15th took me to Anaconda, MT for the Goosetown Softball Tournament. Between playing games I pulled out my camera to take photos at other games taking place.

I used my Canon 70D along with my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II lens. It is fast glass and allows me a great zoom for the outfield shots. My biggest challenge with the photos was the location of sun as I was moving around between the fields.

This gallery is larger than normal galleries but really it is like having three different games under the heading of one gallery.

2017-04-18 – Cougar County Nadirs IM Softball

This evening the Cougar Country Nadirs played in the first round of the post-season single-elim tournament. The Nadirs are ranked #6 playing against the #7 Scared Hitless.

The Nadirs hit the ball well enough to score seven runs. But two were all the was needed to knocked off their first round opponent.

The Cougar Country Nadirs are now onto the second round playing against the Sig Ep Raiders.

Tonight’s game featured:
Danny Jones
TJ Byrne
Brant Johnson
Eric Blackburn
Marc Cussatt
Garrett D’Angelo
Drew Nordi
Kelly Stewart
Johnny Murphy
Kelly Smith

2017-04-16 – Cougar County Nadirs IM Softball

This evening the Cougar Country Nadirs played in the final regular season softball game of the Spring 2017 IM softball season. Coming into the final regulars game the Nadirs were 2-0-1 playing against the CM Homies.

The game features a lot of flyballs and a low score until late into the game. Finally the Nadirs had a 2 run lead going into the bottom of the sixth and last inning. Unfortunately the CM Homies hit a walk-off single to score the game’s tying and go-ahead run.

The Cougar Country Nadirs ended the regular season with 2-1-1 going into the end of the season single-elim bracket.

Tonight’s game featured:
Danny Jones
TJ Byrne
Brant Johnson
Eric Blackburn
Daniel Tiengo
Marc Cussatt
Garrett D’Angelo
Drew Nordi
Dusty Olson
Nick Jones

and Austin (Oz) Bartleson with Marty Rogstad for the CM Homies.

2016 Goosetown Softball Tournament

The first weekend after Independence Day each year is a wonderful softball tournament in Anaconda, Montana. It is called Goosetown and has been an on-going event for the past several decades. Hundreds of softball teams from all over the west come to compete. Games are played on every field available from Butte to Deer Lodge to Anaconda.

This season I went to play with Charles Smith’s Flip Squad softball team. The photographs in this album of the Flip Squad playing softball were taken by Jackie Lew. The lighting for that game was not the greatest for getting crisp photos. Between innings I would make some adjustments to the settings in order to be able to take photographs as the light diminished. Unfortunately, even with some of the settings they were pretty dark. I used Lightroom to lighten them but the graininess shows. Nonetheless, it was rad to have Jackie taking the photos.

All the photos in this set were taken using a Canon 70D with a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

I hope by Goosetown 2017 I will have my new glass which would have made for some awesome photographs. Stay tuned for that!