News (Umpires / BASU)
WBSC publishes two new rule interpretations
8 October 2020
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has published new rule interpretations to clarify what should happen in two fairly rare situations that can apply to both fastpitch and slowpitch play.
BASU AGM proceeds despite Storm Dennis
23 February 2020
The 2020 BASU AGM was held in Nottingham on Saturday 15 February, with a good attendance of 17 people despite the inclement weather over the weekend brought by Storm Dennis.
BASU’s Jana McCaskill gets the plate at WBSC Junior Women’s World final
18 August 2019
BASU umpire Jana McCaskill, officiating at her second WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship final this past week in Irvine, California, was given the honour of being the plate umpire at Saturday’s Grand Final between the USA and Japan.
Jana McCaskill selected to umpire at Junior World Championship
23 March 2019
BASU umpire Jana McCaskill has been selected by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) to umpire this summer at the 13th WBSC Under-19 Women’s Fastpitch World Cup, to be held from 11-17 August in Irvine, California.
Well-attended BASU AGM reflects on another successful year
14 February 2019
The British Association of Softball Umpires (BASU) held its AGM on Saturday 9 February in Bristol, with a record attendance by umpires from around the UK.
WBSC publishes official stand-alone Slowpitch Rulebook for 2018-21
15 April 2018
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has published a stand-alone Official Slowpitch Rulebook for the first time, valid from 2018-21. Click through for more information and a link.
Bridget Cameron to umpire at Women’s World Championship
19 February 2018
BASU umpire Bridget Cameron has been selected by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) as one of the 18-strong crew that will officiate at the prestigious 16th Women’s Softball World Championship from 2-12 August this summer in Chiba, Japan.
BASU AGM reviews successful 2017 and looks to the future
13 February 2018
The 2018 AGM of the British Association of Softball Umpires (BASU), held on Saturday 10 February in Slough, reviewed a successful 2017 and set out plans for changes and improvements for the coming season.
Non-Approved Bat List for 2018 now available on this website
19 January 2018
The Non-Approved Bat List for 2018, published by USA Softball and followed in the UK and in Europe, is now available to view or download from this website.
MLB umpire Larry Young to run two one-day clinics in Ireland
17 January 2018
Anyone with an interest in umpiring, whether they come from softball or baseball, might want to head over to Ireland on the weekend of 24-25 February for the chance to attend a one-day cliinic with long-standing MLB umpire Larry Young.