2017 Memorial Shield team announced

We’d like to congratulate the following players and officials on their selection to the Melbourne Softball Association Representative Team for the 2017 Memorial Shield

Alyssa CastenPANTHERS
Jessica ChomleyWINGERS
Shannon DowningPANTHERS
Nicole IrvineMONASH
Emily PaterasPANTHERS
Caitlyn SocwellWINGERS
Jell RadfordCo – Coach
Azhar IsmailCo – Coach
Ashleigh WilliamsStatistician
Belinda RaeManager
Scott RutherfordUmpire


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2017 Open Women’s Representative Team

Melbourne Softball is pleased to advise that we are entering an OPEN WOMEN’S REPRESENTATIVE TEAM to compete in the annual MEMORIAL SHIELD hosted by Werribee Softball Association. 

The tournament is to be held at Werribee’s facilities at President’s Park on the weekend of September 16 & 17 2017.

We are now seeking expressions of interest from Players and Officials

Nomination for players and officials is via an online form available on the following links: 

Player Nomination 

Official Nomination 

Nominations will close July 14th at 5pm 

Players, Coaches and Selectors should note that selection trials have been set for Sunday 23 July from 10.00am to 12noon and the squad shall train on Sundays 6, 13, 20 August. Attendance at all is required.

It should also be noted that a commitment for the full two days of the tournament is essential. Games may be fixtured between 8am – 6pm

Tournaments such as the Memorial Shield are a great opportunity for
members to extend their softball skills whilst enjoying a great experience proudly representing and playing for Melbourne Softball

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Memorial Shield win for Melbourne Softball

After a few years in representative team wilderness the MSA decided to put its brightest and best on the diamond at Memorial Shield, an annual tournament run by Werribee Softball Association at President’s Park.

With a solid squad we were hopeful of doing well, but I think even we were surprised by how well we played, all the while managing to have fun, strengthening a few friendships and forging even more.

We got through day 1 undefeated with solid wins against Doveton, FSA Braves and a win from behind against Woodville. Our bats were slow to start swinging, but our tight infield, some great pitching and our speedy outfield meant we weren’t overly troubled. Day 2 saw the two B grade pools take on each other and once again good hitting and solid fielding saw us comfortably through to the grand final.

It looked like another slow start was on the cards in the first innings with two outs early in the order, unfortunately for the Southern Knights we rallied in spectacular fashion and put on twelve runs to give ourselves what was to be an unassailable lead. It was 15-0 at the end of three and victory to the MSA.

Results (apologies if I have the exact scores wrong, working from memory here)
Melbourne 9 def Doveton 0
Melbourne 11 def FSA Braves 0
Melbourne 5 def Woodville 3
Melbourne 7 def Tees 21’s 3
Melbourne 5 def Kotuku 0
Melbourne 15 def Southern Knights 0


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