: One is a very competitive Corporate League of which we won the championship
: two years ago (USSSA rules), and the other is a Weekend League (ASA rules)
: also very competitive. We get some fairly good caliber ball players.
: Some Major ("A") and a lot of "B"/"C" division players. These are both
: slo-pitch leagues.
My team just won the championship in a corporate league as well!
: I live in New Jersey (Mercer County), not a "hot" bed of softball, but we
: do host the 3rd largest softball tourney in the country. It usually held in
: early August, and I believe that this year's will be the eighth annual. It's
: called the Trentonian Tournament, and now usually draws about 300+ teams from
: a couple different states and Canada.
Here in the Bay Area, there are a lot of year-round leagues. In fact, Twin
Creeks Softball Complex is just down the road, though I haven't played there
in perhaps six years.
: I usually pitch or play 1st. I will also catch and EH. I've been playing
: competitive for 6 years (I'm currently 25). My one greatest achievement is:
: In our corporate league, we used to play single games each week (9 innings).
: Two years ago, in our championship season I pitched a nine inning one-hitter.
: I had one out in the ninth, when a seeing-eye single found a hole in the
: infield. If we had played a normal regulation softball game (7 innings),
: I would've had a no-hitter (7 innings).
These days, I never know where I'll be playing. I've turned into a utility
player--almost always in the line-up, but I never know where until we
find out who is a no-show just before game time. Usually, I'm either OF,
1B, 2B or EH, depending on the people who show up that day.
I've never pitched a one-hitter...I suppose the closest thing I've done to
breaking up a no-hitter (as a batter) was punching a single through the
middle with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th, thus preventing my team from
being shut out. :)
My greatest achievement? It was in a tourney, in Reno in 1988. We were
up 8-1 in the 6th. The opponents closed that to 8-5 in the bottom of the
6th, and they kept coming! With one out in the bottom of the 7th, we
clung to a 9-8 lead, and they had runners on 1st and 3rd. I was playing
1B at the time. The next batter hit a line drive which seemed destined
to find its way into right field for a game-tying base hit, and probably
bringing the *winning* run to third with only one out. Somehow--and I
have no idea how--I lunged to my right, leaping as far and as high as I
could, and then some--and snagged the ball in the air for a line-out.
From there, I got up, tagged first and the game was over. That win
guaranteed us at least 4th place--and got us a trophy. To date, it's the
only time in my career when I was mobbed by teammates and foisted on to
their shoulders, immediately after I tagged first base. :)
Any other "magical moments" in your softball careers, people?
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