Manchester hosts successful Single-Sex Indoor Tournament

Sun 24 Mar 2019

On Sunday 24 March, BaseballSoftballUK hosted the final indoor event of the Winter 2019 season in Manchester – a Single-Sex Indoor Tournament -- on 4G Astroturf five-a-side football pitches at Fives Trafford.

The tournament was played by five men’s teams and three women’s teams, with play beginning at 1:30 pm to allow for travel.   The games consisted of 10-minute innings, with women’s teams playing two round-robins and the men’s teams playing each other once before the semi-finals.

Men’s playoffs

The men’s team Latinos finished first in the round-robin and thus advanced straight to the final, where there were joined by semi-final winners Smack My Pitch Up, a scratch team made up of players from the Manchester and Leeds leagues. 

The men’s final was won by Latinos 18-15 in just one-and-a-half innings, with Latinos only needing to bat once.

Women’s playoffs

Over on the women’s pitch, Femaelstrom won all four of their group games, giving them a ticket to the final, and Show Us Your Hits won the women’s semi-final, earning them the second spot.

In the women’s final, Show Us Your Hits dug deep and took the trophy. beating Femaelstrom 18-13.


BaseballSoftballUK North West Coach Linni Mitchell, who organised the tournament, said, “Thanks to all eight team captains who got their teams here today, and to our three umpires.  This is our final indoor tournament of the season, but we look forward to more in Autumn 2019.”

BSUK North West Development Manager Luis Arrevillagas added, “This is the first indoor single-sex tournament that we know of in the UK, and we think that’s a fantastic thing for softball in the North West.  As soon as the outdoor season is over we will be back here at Fives Trafford, hopefully with even more single-sex teams playing.”

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