Softballers ready for swipe at Winter Slow Pitch

SOUTHERN Districts Softball Association players have put away the bats, balls and gloves after the summer season.

But they won't be in the cupboard long.

The eight-week Winter Slow Pitch competition runs from Saturday, May 3, until Saturday, June 28, at Jacquie Osmond Softball Centre, Warwick Farm.

Teams can now register.

Slow pitch is a mixed competition for players aged 13 and older.

Southern Districts Softball Association secretary Fiona Williams said the ball must be pitched in an arc at a minimum two metres and maximum four metres in height.

"If the batter does not swing at a pitch it must land on the strike zone mat to be called a strike," Williams said. "Tagging, stealing bases or sliding is not allowed."

"The competition is for participants to have fun and enjoy the game."

In the summer competition, Williams said 11 grand finals were played.

Competition winners were, men's first division, Mounties; men's second division, Magpies; women's first division, Mounties; women's second division, Saints; youth, Wildcats; under-15s, Wildcats; under-13s gold, Wildcats; under-13s green, Magpies; under-11s gold, CVD Bashers; under-11s Green A, Mounties (13); under-11s Green B, Magpies.

"Grand final day was a great way to finish what has been a successful season," Williams said.

In other news, the association is hosting the Southern Districts Masters tournament on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13.

Details: sdsa.softball.org.au.

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