Editor’s Note: The following game highlights were submitted to Lawrenceville Patch by Lawrence Junior Baseball and Softball Association.
Betty Leedom, who founded organized girls softball in Lawrence Township 56 years ago, will throw out the first pitch at a tournament that bears her name today, Thursday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at Colavita Field in Lawrence’s Central Park athletic complex.
The Lawrence Junior Baseball and Softball Association (LTJBSA) is currently hosting a girls 11- and 12-year old softball invitational called the Betty Leedom Tournament.
The double-elimination tournament includes six area teams representing leagues from greater Mercer County including Lawrence, West Windsor, Cranbury-Plainsboro, West End (Trenton), and Robbinsville, as well as Morrisville, Pa. All games are being played at Colavita Field.
The tournament honors the legacy of Ms. Leedom, a Lawrence Township softball legend. Ms. Leedom started a girls softball league in Lawrence in 1956, as