2016 Metro League Team Entries Now Open

12000818_887586351294519_311800936017432711_oAfter an unexpected delay we can finally announce that team entries for our 2016 Metro League Women’s Fastpitch competition are now open.

The form is available online at the following link: 2016 TEAM ENTRIES or from the sidebar menu on the right hand side.

 

 

Thanks for your patience and we look forward to seeing you all on the diamond next month.

 

 

 

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Umpire gains Level 3 Accreditation

On behalf of the members of Melbourne’s softball community at Fawkner Park and in particular the Melbourne Softball Umpiring fraternity we’d like to extend to Peter Samuels our sincere congratulations on attaining his National Level 3 Umpiring accreditation at the 2016 Victorian Open Championship at Werribee.

Well done Peter. A reward very much deserved after all the time and committment you’ve put into the umpiring community.

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Vale Judy Joy Davies

Vale Judy Joy Davies AOR: Melbourne Softball acknowledges the recent passing of Judy Joy Davies.

Judy Joy ‘covered local and international sport’ included a strong leaning towards females in sport. She was a staunch supporter of softball for over two decades. Judy Joy regularly visited Fawkner Park and the Domain to gather newsworthy topics and catch up with her softball friends. Softball was fortunate enough to have regular. sometimes weekly articles in the Herald Sun and it’s precursor newspapers, and not just a few lines in one column. You will find in our archives articles with photographs that were often a quarter page in size. Ah those were the days! SOFTBALL in a bold heading and signed off by Judy Joy Davies.

Rest in peace Judy Joy. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

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U17 Championships and Masters tournaments this weekend.

Softball ranges from one end of the age spectrum to the other this weekend.

We have the U17 Softball Victoria Championships being held at the Albury-Wodonga Softball Association this weekend.
You can find the prinatble booklet on the SV website
http://vic.softball.org.au/u17-state-championship-booklet-…/

There is also a quite a few MSA members heading down to Tasmania this weekend to participate in the Launceston Masters tournament.
More info on the Softball Tas website
http://tas.softball.org.au/20…/…/06/launceston-masters-2016/

Good luck to all those travelling and have a great tournament!

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Vale Karl Koskelainen

Margo Karl Koskelainen 2011 msa reunionThe community of Melbourne Softball, along with state, national and international softball communities, mourn the passing of Karl Koskelainen, husband of Margo, who commenced her extensive and impressive softball career at Fawkner Park.

Karl will be remembered affectionately by the softball community for his commitment and loyalty to his family and friends and for his significant inconspicuous contribution to Softball as he supported Margo throughouther softball endeavours.

We extend sincere condolences to Margo, her daughters Erica and Trudi and their families. Rest in peace Karl.

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Summer Slowpitch Entries Now Open

Team Entries for our 2015/16 Corporate Slowpitch season opened a few weeks ago, but it is not too late to enter into the comp. We are always happy to welcome new teams and players into the park so join us at Fawkner Park this summer for what is gearing up to be another great competition.

It’s not just about teams, we also cater to individuals who want to play, just fill in our registration form with details about your experience and what evenings you wish to play and we’ll do the rest.

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Team Entries Now Open for Corporate Slowpitch

IMG_7386Team entries for the 2015/16 season of Corporate Slowpitch are now open. Click on the following link to be taken to our online registration form: TEAM REGISTRATION

Or check out the Slowpitch Information Page if you would like to learn more about our competition.

 

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2015/16 Corporate Slowpitch

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We’ve barely had time to pack up and unwind from another Metro League season, but there is no rest for the MSA as it is now only 7 weeks out from the start of the Summer Slowpitch comp. Time to start thinking about getting your teams together for what promises to be another great summer in the park.

Head on over to the Slowpitch Info page and sign yourself up to our mailing list. We’ll keep you up to date with all the news on the upcoming season including team/individual registration details.

 

 

 

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News from the Preliminary Finals

Better late than never hey?

Completely slipped my mind that I hadn’t done a round up of Prelim final day, my brain is heading into summer holiday mode already!

3 Preliminary finals were on in the park last Sunday, and while the final score blew out on a couple of the games they were fairly close for most of the 7 innings played.

 

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The A grade final  saw Wingers Red taking on Eastern Raiders with Wingers eventually running out easy winners 20-11. It was a close tussle there for several innings but some big hitting saw Wingers take a lead and hold out the Raiders and grab themselves a shot at Panthers next week.

 

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In A Reserve the Red Devils were attempting to redeem themselves for last weeks loss and to give themselves another shot at the Warriors in the grand final. They outplayed an under-performing Melb Uni Angels 19 runs to 13.

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With two Melbourne Uni teams in B grade it was up to Monash to ensure they didn’t have a monopoly on the trophy. Smart batting and solid pitching by the Monash team saw them take the game 15 -8.

 

 

Join us this Sunday for our Grand Final Day – it promises to be a lovely day weather wise, and what better way to spend a sunny afternoon than in the park watching a talented bunch of women slog it out on the softball diamond.

 

Grand Final Games

B GRADE – Diamond 7 @ 12:30pm
Melbourne University Raptors vs Monash

A RESERVE GRADE – Diamond 3 @ 1:30pm
Melbourne Warriors vs Red Devils

A GRADE – Diamond 7 @ 3pm
Panthers vs Wingers Red

 

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Responsible Serving of Alcohol Course

We are hosting a RSA course on September 23rd for all interested parties.

Please find all relevant details on the Event Page 

 

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