End of Season 2022 Awards night, Friday 7th October

We have booked the same venue as recent years for the Awards Night this year. The date is Friday 7th October, 7pm till 1am, Prince Philip Building at Surgeons Hall.

There will be a buffet, fully stocked bar (we have a minimum to spend but it’s never been an issue…), we can do a quiz again, corn hole and whatever other activities we can come up with. Obviously we will have awards to give out for both leagues and the important MVP prizes too.

Please let your team know and we’d obviously look to encourage as many people as possible to come along. We will ask for confirmation of numbers within the next few weeks so we can organise the buffet and room lay our etc.

If you have any comments or views on the night then please feel free to share them with the committee.

Thanks

Iain

Edinburgh One day

Edinburgh Softball Leagues 1st one day tournament kicked of at Warriston playing fields on the 9th July with 8 teams entered.

Our plan was to recreate the league handicap cup but in a one day format – playing a handicap system with teams getting a seeding and run/s start against the higher seeded team, we also played a timed game format starting with a 1 ball 1 strike count on the batter and setting a run limit max of 5 runs per inning which was to keep the scores close.

Teams entered for the Day were :

Teams Run Start
Souls 0
Storks 1
Haar Hitter 2
Demons 4
Bolts 4
Nuts / Tartan Sox 5
Capitals 5
Vandals 9

Teams were split into two round robin brackets with Souls, Haar Hitters, Bolts and Capitals in Group A and Storks, Demons, Nuts and Vandals in Group B from league seedings

Results from Round Robin

Group A Group B
Capitals 15 Bolts 14 Vandals 17 Nut/Sox 16
Souls 12 Haar Hitters 9 Demons 28 Storks 9
Bolts 13 Haar Hitters 18 Storks 12 Nuts/Sox 8
Souls 21 Bolts 10 Vandals 18 Demons 17
Capitals 10 Haar Hitters 12 (Reverted) Vandals 11 Storks 19
Souls 24 Capitals 10 Demons 15 Nuts/Sox 13

We went straight to a 1st in Group A v 1st in Group B Final which saw the Souls win group A and a three-way tie for Group B with the Demons winning the group on Runs against from Vandals and Storks.

Souls 14 Demons 10 Final result

Email will shortly go out to team Captains asking for feedback from the day.

1/3 gone and looking good

First third of the season complete and we are off to a good start, Premier already has a split away group Souls, Dodgers and Haar Hitters all pushing within a game of each other.

D1 has a strong Dohnuts team out in front with a middle pack all taking games from each other

All go for the middle third and anything can happen.

2022 off and running

2022 Season kicks off this week with a new team in Division 1, a big welcome to the Tartan Sox.

Week 1 – We are back at Warriston playing fields as if we had never left… grass still needs a cut !! Nuts Capitals and Tartan Sox all off to winning start in D1, while in Prem we see the Dodgers and Haar Hitters take their first Premier wins, Haar Hitter off to a great start following promotion.

Souls and Storks get a delayed start and will reschedule Wk1 in July.

End Of Season 2021 Awards

End of Season awards 2021

 

Premier

Winners – Souls

Runners-up – Dodgers

 

Premier Cup

Winners – Souls

Runners-up – Dodgers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 1

Winners – Haar Hitters

Runners-up – Dohnuts

 

 

 

Season League MVP’s
Souls – Rit & Anamaria
Dodgers – Gilberto & Camile
Demons – Jeff & Ashley
Bolts – Ross & Mimi
Storks – Adam & Rachel
Capitals – Neil & Sonya
Haar Hitter – Ken & Paige
Dohnuts – Richard & Mary
Burns Batters – Angelo & Nicole
Vultures – Pete & Alison
Vandals – Billy & Caroline

 

Want Softball to keep going in the off season ? Why not play indoor….

Want Softball to keep going in the off season ? Why not play indoor….

 

One pitch, Fast paced point system with timed games

More info here –  https://www.baseballsoftballuk.com/uploads/_documents/Files/Return%20to%20Play%202020/RTP%20Indoor%20Softball%20Guide%2024Sep20%20v3.pdf

 

We are looking for players and teams so we can create an indoor league, If interested please speak to your team Captain or ESL Admin @ edinburghsoftballleague@yahoo.com

End Of Season

Hi All,

Quick reminder for you all to speak with your Captains about interest in our End of Season Awards night.

We are looking for numbers to confirm a venue for 2021 event.

 

many thanks

ESL Committee

 

 

2021 Winners & Runners-up

Edinburgh Softball League 2021 round up of Winners and Runners-up.

 

Premier League

 

Close run for both top teams in the Premier this season only separated by one game, Dodgers going undefeated in the second half of the season yet couldn’t overturn the Souls great start and winning run. Both teams almost matched offence scoring with just over 200 runs batted in but Souls defence of 34 runs against compared to the leagues next best Dodgers of 101 showed how strong the Souls had been over the shortened 10 game season.  Sure both teams will now be desperate for the 2022 season head to head fixtures.   Middle of the table was decided on the final nights of the final week with Demons securing the 3rd place spot and new comers Bolts securing 4th .

 

Division 1

Haar Hitters pipped the preseason favourites Dohnuts with their head to head being the real difference this season.  For a team that almost folded, they hit recruitment hard and made 2021 a season to remember.  Promotion to the Premier awaits…. after Dohnuts finish 2nd.

A little bit of a merry go round with the other three teams in Div1 all have sat in the 3rd place spot or higher for a couple weeks but in the end Burns Batters secured the 3rd place spot.

Premier cup

Premier cup was a way to help the Premier teams get a few more games in this season and semi-finals saw the Souls v Storks end in a 25-10 win for the Souls and the Dodgers v Demons finished 25-11 for Dodgers. This set up a final I think everyone wanted to see, even getting a few spectators to show up on finals night.   Meeting for the 3rd time this season both teams wanting to secure victory and silverware which saw a very close game but Dodgers couldn’t stop the Souls edging away and sealing the 16-6 winning score line.

Premier League

Winners – Souls

Runners-up – Dalmeny Dodgers

Division 1

Winners – Haar Hitters

Runners-up – Dohnuts

Premier Cup

Winners – Souls

Runners-up – Dalmeny Dodgers