Sports snapshots

1. The Ferndale Wildcats are all smiles after winning the North Coast Section's Division 6 Softball Championship on their home field May 25. The Lady Cats took the title with decisive wins over their opponents, including their 17-1 victory over Laytonville in the championship game.

2. The Eel River Valley Dodgers Babe Ruth team poses for a group picture after last Saturday's season finale, home win over the Arcata Giants by a score of 17-2. The team finished their season unbeaten with a record of 12-0 in the 15-16 year old division. The team is coached by Greg Timmerman and managed by Shannon Kelly.

3. ERV Dodgers first baseman Kurtis Dinsmore makes quick work of a ground ball and heads to the bag for the out in last Saturday's Babe Ruth action at Newburg Field. Dinsmore and his Dodger teammates took care of business by scoring 10 runs in the bottom of the third inning against the Arcata Giants and blew open a close game to win 17-2 in their regular-season finale.

Photos by Mark Lourenzo/Beacon