VANCOUVER (The News Desk) — An epic showdown on Thursday night between co-ed softball league rivals Donovan Landscaping and Kitsilano Car Wash ended after both teams consumed a combined total of 92 beers.
The game, which started at 6:30 p.m. on the south field, was declared over sometime between 8:15 and 8:45 p.m., according to reports.
“We started off a bit slow,” said Travis Jens, captain of Donovan Landscaping. “I don’t think we had anything to drink in the first inning, because nothing was cold yet.
“But in the second, Natasha pulled one from the cooler, then Hobbsy cracked a tall boy, and that just seemed to open the floodgates.”
But Kits Car Wash wasn’t going to be outdone. When they came in from the field in the bottom of the second, they opened up many cans of pale ale in response.
“It was a real team affair,” said Louise MacKlintock, catcher for Kits Car Wash.
While the official scorecard reads 92 beers, rumoured to be a league record, that tally has come under some scrutiny.
“I know for a fact that Rodney P. drank at least six ciders. And Rodney T. had at least four Smirnoff Ices,” said Jens.
Sources indicate that the game ended when both team captains could no longer stand.
According to police, everyone got home safely. ♦
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