Mixed social 7s roster wraps up for another year

THE Southern Tasmanian Softball Association’s mixed social 7s winter roster has wrapped up for 2016.

Nominations were received immediately after the announcement of the roster, which, according to the Southern Tasmanian Softball Association development officer Ev Seabourne, was due to the success of the 2015 winter roster.

“This year’s roster included four teams made up of seven players with mixed experience,” Ms Seabourne said.

“Some were regular participants in the “fast pitch” summer roster, but many had never played before but certainly had the ability to have fun.

“Games were played on Wednesday evenings under lights at Corrie Jones Softball Park.

“Although two rostered games and the scheduled finals night had to be cancelled due to rain, participants were so keen to play for the trophy that the finals were rescheduled to the following week.”

Ms Seabourne said although it was the middle of winter, the final game format offered so much action that teams did not seem to notice the temperature.

“Social 7s format means all players bat each innings, regardless of the number of outs, and teams get one point for each base their batters make safely,” she said.

“This means scores are very high. The end of the roster saw the

Stonefield Sluggers finish with 376, Licorice All Sorts with 393, the E-Cobbers with 396 and The Muppet Show with 436 points.

“The final saw the Stonefield Sluggers take out third place defeating Licorice All Sorts 87-76 and The Muppet Show were premiers for the second year running, defeating E-Cobbers 80-66.”

The next Social 7s roster will commence in spring.

Caption: Southern Tasmanian Softball Association mixed social 7s winter 2016 league premiership players, The Muppet Show, and runners-up, E-Cobbers.

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