Triplicate Staff

Recreational softball is back in Del Norte County, and the first tournament of the season is fast approaching.

The Firecracker Tournament, hosted by the Del Norte County Recreation Department, takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 29andndash;30, at Pyke Field in Crescent City. The men's softball tournament operates under a one-pitch format, in which each batter receives one pitch and may opt to swing.

The cost of participation is $250. Teams may deliver the money to the Rec Department office at 981 H St., Suite 250, Crescent City.