We brought a team to the SSL Firstball tournament in Portsmouth last Sunday and came home with a trophy! Have a read about how it went below.
Last Wednesday it started off wet and cold, but we waited it out and ended up with a very pleasant evening! Join us for a (hopefully) warmer, dryer session this evening at Preston Park from 6pm. New players are very welcome to come along! Afterwards we’ll be heading up to the Park View pub for a post-game drink. All are welcome!
Our 20th Anniversary jersey is only available to order until the 10th of May! That’s NEXT FRIDAY! Don’t miss your chance to own this special jersey! Order now using the link below!
Don’t forget to register as a member for the 2019 season using the link below. New andreturning members need to register!
Dates for your diary
13-14 July – Windsor Tournament
Farnham Park, Slough SL2 3BP
17-18 August – Bristol wRECk Tournament
Clifton College Sports Ground, Bristol BS8 3QD
This special jersey is only available to order until Friday 10th May! Make sure you don’t miss your chance to own one and celebrate the history of the Beachcombers!
SSL Firstball Tournament
We brought a team to Portsmouth for our first tournament of the year on Sunday! Our first game started at 08:30, so it was a very early start for us! It was windy and cold in the morning for our first game, losing to a strong Dodgers side. We bounced back in our second game to beat the Brewers and even our record to 1-1. Our third game was against the Knicks – the reigning champions of the Solent Softball League. We fought hard but ultimately fell to to a 13-9 loss. Our fourth and final group game started right away and we picked up a convincing win against the Supermarines, boosting our morale and evening up our record to 2-2.
We ended up finishing fifth in our group of seven teams (due to several teams with the same record), so that put us into the Shield semi final. We faced the Redbridge Raiders and showed our might with a strong win, giving us confidence going into the final. We came up against our friends the Chichester Falcons and it was a hard fought, back-and-forth game. We were ahead by one run going into the bottom of the last inning, but the Falcons were able to string some hits together and win it on a walk-off RBI single. So close!
We came away with the Shield runner-up trophy, along with some tired arms and legs! It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and a great start to our outdoor season.
Well done to everyone who played and thank you for all your hard work – especially Charlie and Kenta for playing their first tournament! Also, thank you to Sally who came all the way from Birmingham to play with us for the day and fill in the gap in our team!
Sally, Jamie, Steve, Brian, Kenta, Charlie
Adam, Quino, Katie, Mel, Wendy
New to softball?
If you’re a new player and you’d like to learn a bit more about softball, click below for a handy guide to the basics of the game.
Equipment supplier discount!
Do you need a new softball glove, bat or any other equipment? Head over to www.baseballandsoftball.co.uk because they’ve very kindly given all Beachcombers members a 10% discount for any orders over £50! We’ve had this discount in the past and it’s been renewed for us for another season!
Just use the code BEACHCOMBERS-SOFT-10 when you’re ordering to get the discount. Please note that this discount excludes sale items and kits.
Wear your team colours!
Visit our online shop and get your hands on some beautiful Beachcombers 20th Anniversary merchandise!
That’s all for now folks!