Maidenhead Softball Club
Today, March 23rd, Maidenhead Softball Club recieved official notice that we have become a fully accredited ClubMark Club. This is the first time we have achieved this under the new system.
Royals Retain WMSL Indoor League Title.
The Royals won their final two games of the Indoor League season to retain the title. Having spent the majority of the 2019 season chasing down the
RG Blue Sox, a win over the Blue Sox in week 8
coupled with a surprise defeat for the Blue Sox
against the TV Typhoons, meant that the title's destination was in the Royals hands. The Blue Sox did win their last two games to put the pressure on the
Royals to win their last two games. In a slightly nervy evening, the Royals did what was needed against the Scorchers and the Flyers to become the 3rd WMSL team to both win the League and retain it the following year.
Cold Start to the Season
The 2019 outdoor season started on a cold windy Saturday. April 12th was the GB Open event and MSC entered two teams, the Royals and the Rebels.
Both teams faired differently. The Royals, playing in B grade, won one of their three group games, and progressed into the Plate competition. That was as far as they got on this particular Saturday afternoon, finally succoming to SPAM in the semi-final.
The Rebels has a mixed morrning, they also managed to win a game, but also managed to lose two others both by single runs. Their afternoon was better. First winning their play-off game to progress to a placing final. They subsequently went on to win that game to finish the day on a possitive note.
Royals tough it out against Jets to Stay Top
The Royals took on the BA Jets, who having held champions to a draw in week 1, would be am early test of the Royals title ambitions. The Jets got themselves on the board with an early run after 2 quick outs looked to have handed the Royals the early initiative. For the Royals having got their top order on base, but a potentially good position was not fully realised, although they did lead 3-1 after 1. The score ticked over very slowly, the Royals extended their lead to 5-1 in the second only to be pegged back to 5-5 going into the bottom of the third, before the Royals again go their noses in front by 2. A scoreless 4th inning kept the score at 7-5 as both teams traded errors and outs. Finally, the 5th saw one team take decisive control. The Royals defence shut out the Jets and extended their lead to 11-5 with a 4-run rally. A minor rally by the Jets in the 6th inning saw them cut that lead by 3, but the rally was short lived as the Royals scored 6 more runs. At 17-8, with Jets faced the prospect of having to score at least 10 runs to make the Royals bat again. They only managed 3, as the Royals ran out 17-11 winners.
Rebels suffer the Blues
The Rebels faced a tough challenge in week 2 as they travel to last season’s 3rd placed team, the RG Blue Sox. The Blue Sox, playing their first game of the season, also had an eye on taking advantage of the Windsor Knights slip up in week 1. This one started out as a very tight affair, the host took an early 4-1 lead before the Rebels turned it around to lead 6-5, before the Blue Sox took the lead again 7-6. The game turned against the Rebels in the 4th, having failed to score they then conceded 8 to effectively to lose the game. They did pull two late runs back, but back to back 4 inning runs game the Blue Sox a relatively comfortable 23-8 victory.