Softball

  

PARTICIPANTS

  • No of participating athletes:             35 (3 teams)
  • Representing:                                      TAS, VIC, WA

Proposed Programme*

Softball Team Competition Open (Mixed)

Day 1 - Tuesday, 21 October

9.30am - 3.30pm
Round Robin Matches

Day 2 - Wednesday, 22 October

9.30am - 3.30pm
Round Robin Matches

Day 3 - Thursday, 23 October

9.30am - 3.30pm
Unity Match
Gold Medal Match
Presentations

Friday, 24 October

Inclement weather back-up

*This is a proposed schedule only, and timings are subject to change. Please check with Head Coaches and the Games website for any updates

COMPETITION VENUE

Fawkner Park, Field No. 7 & Northern Pavilion , 24-88 Commercial Road, South Yarra 3141

The Melbourne Softball Association is the foundation member of Softball Victoria, having commenced and maintained competitions since the 1940`s. The Association located in the English ‘village green’ atmosphere of Fawkner Park, South Yarra, situated within three kilometres of Melbourne`s CBD. The Park is abounded by St. Kilda, Toorak, Punt and Commercial Roads and is in close proximity to various modes of public transport. The clubrooms located in the brick, art-deco Northern Pavilion is inviting with a social room, change rooms, showers, toilets and don’t forget the canteen

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOFTBALL FACTS & RULES

Softball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of 10 to 14 players. Every team aims in scoring as many runs possible, against the opponents by striking the ball with a specific bat. It is a direct descendant of baseball although there are some key differences: softballs are larger than baseballs, and the pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand. The game is played on a smaller diamond than in baseball and despite the game's name, the standard softball is not soft; in fact, it is harder than a baseball.