Category: League News

The latest news from the Edinburgh Softball League

Team MVPs for 2019

Awards night finished and good night had all a round.

Congratulations to all the Team MVPs listed below –

Souls – Shawna, Rod
Rally Caps – Sarah, Paul
Storks – Shirley, Brett
Dodgers – Rosie, Gilberto
Demons – Karen, John P
Capitals – Beth, Neil
Batters – Nicole, Steve

Bolts – Hannah, Willie
Doh’Nuts – Rowan, Andrew
Hitters – Alexis, Alasdair
Vultures – Alison, DJ
Vandals – Caroline, Billy
Forgers – Corrine, John

2019 Season Round Up

2019 Season Round Up


Premier Division

Winners – Souls

Runners Up – Rally Caps


Division 1

Winners – Bolts

Runners Up – Dohnuts


Handicap Cup

Winners – Souls

Runners Up – Vultures


Promotion and Demotion

Bolts move up to Premier

Inglorious Batters move Down to Division 1



Premier –


Souls had an outstanding year going undefeated in League and Cup, with Rally Caps not far behind. 3rd place and mid-table was a very close affair with Dodgers, Demons and Storks all in the mix for a little while, Storks finished strong and took 3rd.

Batters had lost personnel going into the 2019 season and a few injuries made 2019 a struggle to fill those gaps, hopefully a chance to regenerate in D1 next season.


Division 1


From the get go it looked a two horse race and maybe the Nuts as favourites, but the Bolts won all three head to head games and strolled to a 14-1 record.  Nuts just behind with Haar Hitters sealing up 3rd. Vultures and Vandals got off to a slow start, with a rescheduled 1st game and then a rain delay for their 2nd neither team had gotten off the mark as yet. Vultures went on a roll and were the only team to take a game from the Bolts in 2019, finishing a strong mid-table and reaching the Handicap cup final.



End of Season Awards night will be 11th October at Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh from 7pm.  Hope to see you all there.



**League survey will be sent out to Team Captains in the coming weeks, looking for feedback from this season.

Cup Final Winner is….

Wednesday 28th August saw the final of the Handicap Cup for 2019, With Souls taking on Vultures.

Handicap advantage was with Vultures who were given a 12 run start and won the coin toss for who would be home team.  Souls started strong with the bats and by the 4th inning the game was tied, Vultures continued to score small numbers but once Souls had caught them and taken the lead, time and innings ran out for the Vultures with the game being called bottom of the 6th as the 5 run limit meant that Souls could not be caught.


Final Score: Souls 24 Vultures 18

Cup Update

Cup round up….
Last 16… well 3 teams got a bye and we only have 13 teams… so
Nut n Bolts series turned the other way and Nuts advanced
Souls passed the the Batters
Dodgers went the to bottom of 7th before taking the lead and the win
Vultures came out firing and left the Haar Hitters in the mist
Capitals stamped all over the Forgers, with a couple massive HRs
1/4 –
Only one games played in the 1/4s Souls took a close game from Storks
Rest of the teams advanced on a series of forfeits Rally Caps Demons and Capitals all forfeit allowing the Semi finals to be…
Souls v Dohnuts = Souls win 25-20
Dodgers v Vultures = Vultures Win 15-14
Both very close games going all the way proving what some may call “Crazy” handicaps maybe do work.
Final will be Wednesday 28th at Warriston, please come down and support – Start time will be 6:30pm

Cup Results

Tuesday results Souls win over Inglorious Batters 24-15 and will play Storks on Tuesday 13th

DohNuts beat Bolts 14-13 and will play winner of Capitals vs Forgers on Tuesday 13th


M8 Update

M8 Update

Our Edinburgh v Glasgow M8 event this year has been canceled as Glasgow have been unable to field two teams.

Cup 1st Round Results

Dodgers Win 18-17 over Vandals and will now play Rally Caps on Monday 12th

Vultures Win over 17-8 Haar Hitters and will now play Demons on Monday 12th

ESL One Day

Hi All,

One day schedule should be out later today, will be an early start for most times 8:15am and we might need a little reshuffle of times to get a final in before the close the gates at 6pm.

Full round robin for 7 teams so 6 games each, with a possible 7th for final.


more to follow


Final League Week… well almost

This week was the fixtures final week but due to a couple rain delays both leagues still have a few remaining games to be played before the end of August.

Games this week saw Souls taking the title with a win over the Rally Caps in the Premier race and Bolts win another close game v Dohnuts in the Nuts & Bolts series…. both team are playing again this week in the Cup, another close one ?

Other games this week saw a good win for Demons v Dodgers keeping their chances of a top three finish alive and Harr Hitters seal the third place finish with a win over Vandals.

Cup Starts this week