Another successful season of Slowpitch Softball concluded today with Fawkner Park at its best in brilliant sunshine. Melbourne Softball Joining a weekend of events held in the City of Melbourne hosted the Slowpitch League final playoffs and grand final.
The playoffs saw Tuesday League winners, Drop Bears, in a tight game defeat Thursday winners, The Battlers 10-7. Playing in their first season at Melbourne the win by the Drop Bears denied The Battlers a back to back premiership. Wednesday League winners Foul Balls defeated league stalwart, The Flaming Beacons 12-2.
Before taking to the diamond for the grand final, all team members, and their supporters enjoyed a barbeque lunch and in the early innings had a bird’s eye view of the Air Force Roulette aerial displays and F/A-18 fly-overs in the skies above as they circled the Albert Park Grand Prix and Fawkner Park.
The grand final was an exciting game going to an eighth inning to see DROP BEARS defeat FOUL BALLS to take the 2015/16 Slowpitch League Premiership – 12-11 runs.
Melbourne Softball congratulates Drop Bears and all teams who won through to the season playoffs. These teams along with all teams who have participated in the 2015/16 Slowpitch Softball League are commended for playing our great team sport in true nature of the game.
In closing off the season with all thanked for their participation, team managers and league umpires were also thanked for their efforts throughout the season.
We look forward to returning in November when the next season commences – and in the interim Melbourne Softball turns its attention to Sunday leagues for mixed gender slowpitch and women’s fastpitch games.
Games at Fawkner Park have seen semi-finals for each of the leagues played, won and lost. Tuesday League leaders DROP BEARS, in their first season, defeated league stalwarts OILERS 16-9. Minor semi was a well fought game with RED DEVILS winning over another league stalwart in HALF NELSONS 16-12.
Wednesday League had top two teams, newcomers MOOSE KNUCKLERS and THE FLAMING BEACONS meet with THE FLAMING BEACONS winning convincingly 14-4 to go straight thru to the grand final. MOOSE KNUCKLERS took the second chance to play FOUL BALLS who put HARDBALLS out of the finals with a score line of 23-2.
Thursday League saw ladder leaders THE BATTLERS defeat RED DEVILS 6-1 and minor finalists SMACK MY PITCH UP accept a win from PITCH PLEASE 7-0. League preliminary finals were played on Tuesday 15 March
Tuesday League saw RED DEVILS battle to defeat OILERS 17-12. In the Wednesday League preliminary final FOUL BALLS took the game from league leaders MOOSE KNUCKLERS 20-14. Whilst SMACK MY PITCH UP put RED DEVILS 15-4, out of the chase for the position of Thursday League premiers.
Grand finals for each league were played this evening, with all teams going straight thru to the grand final achieving winner of their respective Night League.
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.
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.