*Covid Update – 2020 Season Cancelled*
Edinburgh Softball League has made the decision to cancel the 2020 softball season. With the government guidance that team sport in Scotland may not fully return until Late Aug or even late September, we feel it’s better to call it now.
Like us, I’m sure we are all disappointed, but safety must come first. If things do have a quick turnaround in August, we will look to hire fields and play bounce pickup games if we have the numbers.
We hope that by the start of April or May next year team sports will be back in full flow and our Edinburgh Softball League will be back in full swing for 2021.
** Week 1 Update**
Sadly no update on any Softball starting as yet, as we are all still in lockdown we will await local goverment statements on team sports and Edinburgh leisure re-opening our venue.
We are still hopeful for a 2nd half of the season.
Stay Home, Stay Safe
Due to the Covid 19 virus outbreak everything in the UK is on Lockdown, Delay, Suspension or Cancellation. The Edinburgh softball league has had no option but to delay the start of season. ESL committee are looking into options and formats for what we will do once this embargo comes to an end but again until a timeline is confirmed no further information is available, we will continue to update team captains as we get any further information.
Edinburgh Council and BSF are advising until further notice all pitch hire and team events are suspended.
Thanks for your understanding in these unusual circumstances
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
Winners – Souls
Runners Up – Rally Caps
Winners – Bolts
Runners Up – Dohnuts
Winners – Souls
Runners Up – Vultures
Promotion and Demotion
Bolts move up to Premier
Inglorious Batters move Down to Division 1
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.
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.
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
Pitches are still water logged, games are off tonight
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