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Endf 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

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

M8

M8 Update

M8 Update

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

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