The Sydney Women’s Baseball League (SWBL) recently kicked off its 16th year of play, with the season’s official opening game played on April 26.
This year the eight-team league boasts over 130 members, among them an array of exceptionally strong, experienced and talented players.
The opening games saw reigning premiers The Devils narrowly escape defeat in the final inning against the in-form Jets, at 7-5. The newly amalgamated Shamrock Players defeated the Saints 10-5, the Angels defeated the Swingers, and the Sliders went down against the Stealers.
In the second game of the season, the Stealers drew in a cliffhanger with the Jets at three-all. The Shamrock Players were too strong for the Angels, as were the Swingers for the Saints. The Devils were under the pump for the second week in a row, but yet again pulled away in the last inning for a two run win.
The games continue every Sunday at the Moore Park grounds from 12.15pm. Each week, you can watch a different combination of teams pitted against each other — you just have to pick who you’ll cheer on.
SWBL encourages women to participate at all levels — from on-field sportswomen to umpires, supporters and committee members. As well as its regular sporting activities, the league also hosts some fantastic extracurricular parties along the way — visit the website for details of their next big sporting or social engagement.
info: Visit www.swbl.org.au