Social 7s a hit in southern Tasmania

Social 7s a hit in southern Tasmania

Winter in Hobart isn’t the perfect time to play softball, but that didn’t worry the hardy Social 7s players who have just enjoyed another successful season.

The Southern Tasmanian Softball Association recently concluded its second Social 7s competition, and players are already looking forward to the spring season.

Competition coordinator Evelyn Seabourne said the recently completed season built on the inaugural Softball 7s competition last winter.

“Although it was the middle of winter, the game format offered so much action that teams didn’t seem to notice the temperature,” she said.

The Southern Tasmanian Softball Association offered an eight-week winter competition and immediately received nominations from four teams made up of seven players with mixed experience.

Some were regular participants in the fastpitch summer roster. Many had never played before but certainly had the ability to have fun,” Seabourne said. 

Games were played on Wednesday evenings under lights at Corrie Jones Softball Park.  Two roster games and the scheduled finals night had to be cancelled due to rain, but the players were so keen that the finals were rescheduled to the following week.

The Social 7s format means all players bat each inning, regardless of the number of outs, and teams get one point for each base their batters make safely.

At the end of the rostered games, team totals were:

The Muppet Show    436
E-Cobbers                  396
Licorice All Sorts       393
Stonefield Sluggers  376

Finals

  • Stonefield Sluggers took out third place, defeating Licorice All Sorts 87-76.
  • The Muppet Show were premiers for the second year, defeating E-Cobbers 80-66.

The next Social 7s competition will commence in spring.