Softball 4 Beginners | Tuesday 14th April

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What ISoftball 4 Beginners

Whether your new to the game or want to brush up on your skills, Softball 4 Beginners is here to help everybody.
For five weeks you will learn the rules of the game, as well as the basic skills of batting, catching, throwing and base running. At the end of the course you will be ready to either join a current team or be part of a brand new one.

(click on above image to view images of our Softball 4 Beginners course)

Softball 4 Beginners: Tuesday 19th August 2014

What ISoftball 4 Beginners

Whether your new to the game or want to brush up on your skills, Softball 4 Beginners is here to help everybody.
For six weeks you will learn the rules of the game, as well as the basic skills of batting, catching, throwing and base running. At the end of the course you will be ready to either join a current team or be part of a brand new one.

(click on above image to view images of our Softball 4 Beginners course)

BSF Single Sex Nationals 2014

With this years BSF Single Sex Tournament being held in Birmingham, it only made sense for the Birmingham Softball League to enter in a Male and Female team.

 Consisting of a mix of players, both experienced and brand new, from the Centaurs, Minotaurs and Pink Panthers 2 teams were formed:

Birmingham Barbarians (male) Captained by Neal Robinson, co-captain Dan Langlands, and Birmingham Banshees (female) Captained by Nikki Whittingham, co-captain Kiri Coxon.

Records were broken at this years tournament with 34 teams and eight title winners making it the Federation’s largest-ever Nationals. The weekend had your usual British weather of sunshine on the Saturday followed by rain Sunday morning finishing on a dry Sunday afternoon. Altogether, it was a wonderful weekend of softball attended by teams from all over the UK (plus teams from Ireland and Guernsey), and a clear demonstration that single-sex slowpitch remains a format that British softballers want to play.

click above link to view the BSF’s website

Results Of The Day

Round Robin Standings
With the Birmingham Softball League being a fairly new league we entered ourselves into the recreational group with the standings of the weekend being followed:

Men’s Rec

Barbarians (Birmingham) (6-1)
Knights (London) (5-1-1)
Pulse (East Midlands) (5-2)
Bobcats (Birmingham) (4-2-1)

Pyros (East Midlands) (3-3-1)
Gargoyles (Oxford) (2-4-1)
Shafters (Portsmouth) (1-6)
Double Dunkers (Leeds) (0-7)

Women’s Rec

Chavs (London) (6-1)
Raiders (London) (6-1)
Pink Panthers (East Midlands) (4-3)
Pitch Slap (Manchester) (3-3-1)

Bobcats (Birmingham) (3-3-1)
Sheriffs (East Midlands) (3-4)
Banshees (Birmingham) (2-5)
Batting Divas (Leeds) (0-7)

The Barbarians had a strong lead throughout the weekend winning 4 out of 5 games on day one. To start them off they won 23-5 against the Bobcats followed by a close win against the Pyros 15-14. Their third game resulted in a win of 35-4 against the Double Dunkers with their forth against the Gargoyles resulting in 16-5. Their last game of the day resulted in a lose of 5-16 against Knights. Overall a successful first day leaving them in a good position for day 2, where they won their first game 17-14 to Pulse and their second 13-7 to Shafters. By winning their semi finals games to the Bocats they won Runner up in the Silver Playoffs!

The Banshees had a slow start to the weekend winning 2 games out of their 7 on the second day despite having no experienced Pitcher. Their first game was close with a lose of 7-8 to the Bobcats, followed by a lose of 2-23 against the Sheriffs. Their third game resulted in a lose of 5-13 against Pink Panthers ending on the last game of the day against Raiders with a lose of 2-13. Despite losing throughout the day the Banshees kept up moral and team spirit, making great plays and showing excellent batting skills despite the scores. The second day started on a lose of 1-15 to Chavs but soon turned itself around when they won 4-2 to Pitchslap and then 16-6 to Batting Divas, giving them the opportunity to play in the Bronze Semi Finals. At this point both the Banshees Pitchers had to sit on the side lines due to injuries leaving 2 of the BSL’s experienced players to step up.

Throughout the weekend both teams showed great moral and spirit gaining a lot of experience and knowledge from the weekend. I think it’s safe to say the Single Sex Nationals will be seeing the Barbarians and Banshees again!

For photographs of the Tournament please click the link below:

Meet the Centaurs!

Following on from our Softball 4 Beginners course, a brand new team has been forged with Committee Member Kiri Coxon taking the position of Captain.

As a league we are always on the look out for new players to form new teams.
If your interested in trying a new sport or getting back into Softball feel free to contact us

Softball 4 Beginners: Great Success!

After 6 weeks of fantastic training sessions our Softball 4 Beginners course has ended for now, with the result of creating a potentially great new team for the BSL; Birmingham Centaurs.

BSL Softball 4 Beginners: 8th April 2014

During the 6 weeks course our coach Peter Burgess led each session teaching new skills each week. Batting, Catching, Base Running, Pitching, Infield and Outfield Drills. You name it, we did it!

Softball 4 Beginners April-May 2014

This season we’ve had an amazing turn out with an increase of 42% in participation compared to 2013, with more people enquiring weekly. We are encouraging everyone to come along to our training sessions and give it a go, we are still recruiting to make more teams for the BSL!

For photographs of our 2014 Softball 4 Beginners course please click the link below:

BSL Social: Bowling Night

On Thursday 24th April 2014, The BSL held its first Social of the season at the Bowlplex in Birmingham City Centre. With a great turn out from the Minotaurs, Centaurs and Pink Panthers, we mixed it up and divided into 3 teams; Minohores, 2Kans and OEAH.

Game 1 finished with the Minohores coming in first, followed by 2Kans and then OEAH!! Best overall score was Patrick Campbell from the Minohores!!! 

BSL Bowling Night : March 2014

The Minohores; Dan Langlands, Sophie Pearshouse, Paul Wright and Patrick Campbell kept there lead and were the winning team of the night.
However Katie Page-Smith took the lead and won best overall score as well best score within her team, along with Paul Wright and Karl Ensor.

BSL Bowling Night : March 2014

Overall the night was a big success, for photos of the night follow the link below, and watch out for our next social event coming soon!