Maidenhead Softball Club
A mixed team from the club took part in the Windsor League's traditional end of season Last Ball Event. After a promising start, a 9-9 draw in the first game against one of the more expiereced teams on the day, two defeats left the team at the bottom of the round robin group.
It was a learning experience for a lot of newer players and it was the inexpeirence that cost the team in a close 2 run defeat to the eventual Cup winners, TV Rattlesnakes. In the last group game the team went down 13-6 to the Blue Jays. The teams would eventually play the Blue Jays again in the latter stages.
Bottom of the round robin group put the team in the Shield competition and gave the team a potentially tougher semi-final. Their opponents would be Scorchers Yellow, who lost both their first two grouop games before a final stage victory against the TV Hurricanes..
A hard fought semi-final went the way of the MSC team, 11-7, to give the club their first and ultimately only win on the day. Victory set up a rematch againt hte Blue Jays.
The final was a closer affair than the final result indicated. The MSC team were in control, but the Blue Jays dug deep and came out 16-10 winners.
It was a disappointing end to the day, but it was another trophy in the cabinet on what has generally been a very successful season.
The club has one last outdoor event in 2019 as they travel to Milton Keynes for the Codebreakers event.