Come ‘n Try Softball

IMG_1086The City of Melbourne through its Active Melbourne program is running a Festival of Fitness to attract new participants and to reconnect people to exercise in an enjoyable and fun way. Activities will be scheduled around the major city parks along with our local Recreational centres based in Carton, Kensington, City as well as North Melbourne.

Melbourne Softball is pleased to announce we will be involved along with other community sporting organisations to showcase our sport in a come ‘n try a new activity program which will be free to the public.

The festival will be held from 26-29 March 2014 and SOFTBALL at Fawkner Park will feature on Thursday 27 March from 5.30 to 7.30 pm and again on Saturday 29 March from 10 am to noon.

Females and males of all ages will be warmly welcomed at Fawkner Park with a variety of activities planned to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and fun time.  There will also be an opportunity to sign up to join in competitions and programs offered by Melbourne Softball commencing on the first Sunday of May.

 

 

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Corporate Slowpitch Finals

Melboicndexurne Softball’s CORPORATE SLOWPITCH competition has commenced the finals series. Games at Fawkner Park this week have been semi-finals for each of the leagues.

Tuesday League saw newcomers to the league and ladder leader Let’s Get Ridiculous win strongly over stalwarts Oilers 32-5.  Minor semi was a closely fought game with Red Devils winning over Half Nelsons 21-19.

Wednesday League had top two teams Dirty Pitchers and Monkeys meet in an exciting game.  Dirty Pitchers winning 7-5  to go straight thru to the grand final.  Monkeys will take the second chance to play Flaming Beacons who put Hardballs out of the finals with a score line of 23-9.

Thursday League saw ladder leaders Battlers soundly defeat Red Devils 25-7 and minor finalists Degenerates defeat Dutch Dom & the Rudders 12-9.

League preliminary finals are scheduled to be played on Tuesday 11 March commencing at 6.45pm and will be followed on Wednesday 12 March by the League grand finals.  Winners of each League’s grand finals shall play off for the competition premier on Sunday 16 March with games at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Schedule of games Tuesday 11 March

Oilers v Red Devils

Monkeys v Flaming Beacons

Red Devils v Degenerates

 

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2014 Men’s Australian Softball Championships

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The 2014 Men’s Australian Softball Championships kick off today in Perth

Keep up to date with all the scores via the Softball Australia website

Photo courtesy of Softball Australia

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Level 4 Scoring accreditation for MSA member

The MSA would like to offer its congratulations to Melissa Southern on recently obtaining her Level 4 Softball Scoring accreditation.

Great job Mel!

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National Championship Highlight Package

If you were unable to catch the recent showing of the 2014 Women’s Softball National Championship Grand Final on Foxtel it can be seen in its entirely on You Tube. Follow this link for all the action between the NSW Firestars and the QLD Heat.

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Umpires gain Level 2 Accreditation

On behalf of the Fawkner Park Softball Community congratulations to Heather Watts and Peter Samuels on gaining their level 2 umpiring at the recent Under 17 Victorian Championship at Waverley.

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2014 Edebone-Weber Shield

The dust has settled in Auckland and after four days of tough competition QLD Heat have defeated the NSW Firestars 6-2 to take out the Edebone Weber Shield.

The VIC Titans finished up fourth with a 6-3 win:loss ratio.

All the results and details of the later rounds of the Gilley’s Shield matches can be found here.

 

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2013/ 14 Australian Open Women’s Championship

The Australian Women’s Softball Championships have kicked off in Auckland with the Victorian Titans taking an early win against the ACT

Results for all games can be found here: 2013/14 Championship Results

For further information, including live streaming of the games, follow this link: Australian Women’s National Championship Round 1

 

 

 

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