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  • 2
    Aug

    GB Women struggle but see off Sweden 3-0

    Sweden came advertised as a team that couldn’t be taken lightly, and the GB Women’s Fastpitch Team paid due care and attention, sending Stacie Townsend out to pitch and coming back with a 3-0 victory on the evening of August 2.

  • 2
    Aug

    GB Women swamp Hungary

    The GB Women’s Fastpitch Team had a first inning scare when Hungary loaded the bases wiuth no outs and took a 2-0 lead. But then pitcher Carling Hare took control, GB pounded out 18 hits and ran out 16-2 winners in four innings.

  • 31
    Jul

    GB Women go down 1-0 to Italy

    One piece of defensive hesitation let Italy score the only run of a brilliant pitcher’s duel between GB’s Stacie Townsend and Italy’s Stella Turazzi in the opening game for both teams on July 31 at the 2011 European Women’s Fastpitch Championships in North East Italy.

  • 30
    Jul

    GB Women overwhelm France in final warm-up game

    Thunderstorms stayed away for long enough on July 30 to let the GB Women’s Fastpitch Team get in a warm-up match against France before the European Championships get underway on July 31 in Italy. The score was 18-0 in favour of Britain in the fifth inning when the French coach called a halt.

  • 29
    Jul

    Rain wipes out first GB Women scrimmage game in Italy

    The GB Women’s Fastpitch Team was ready to take on Austria in their first warm-up game in Italy on the evening of July 29, before the European Championships get underway on July 31. But first there was lightning and thunder, and then a torrential downpour, and the team will try again tomorrow.

  • 26
    Jul

    Ice hockey e-magazine carries softball feature

    The online ice hockey magazine Powerplay recently ran a feature on what ice hockey players and coaches do during the off-season, and the answer turned out to be softball!

  • 25
    Jul

    GB Women claim fifth place at the Softball World Cup

    The GB Women’s Fastpitch Team played out a comfortable 6-1 win over the Czech Republic on July 25 to take the fifth place trophy at the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City. Now the team heads for the European Championships and World Championship Qualifier in Italy.

  • 25
    Jul

    Manchester Mavericks and Common People take the honours at a wet Windsor Tournament

    The rain fell fairly steadily throughout the 2011 Windsor Tournament on July 16-17 at Cantley Park in Wokingham, with a few sunny intervals. But the tournament was played to a conclusion, and Manchester Mavericks were A/B-grade champions, while Common People captured the C-grade trophy.

  • 24
    Jul

    GB Women have a real go at Japan but are bombed out by USA

    The GB Women’s Fastpitch Team did Great Britain proud on July 24 at the 6th World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City with great efforts against the two best teams in the world, Japan and the USA.

  • 24
    Jul

    The great Border Battle anti-climax

    The much-hyped “Border Battle III” between two teams of very large male slowpitch players representing the US and Canada took place on July 23 at the women’s fastpitch World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City, where the GB Women’s Team is currently playing. The US won the first Border Battle in 2009 and Canada won in 2010, so this was billed as a rubber match. It turned out to be a huge anti-climax.

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