The Belfast Sliders travelled to Rathmore Grammar School on Saturday 28th April 2018 to attend their first tournament of the season, organised by Softball Ulster. One of five teams, the Sliders faced off against Belfast Softball Club, Belfast Angels, Bangor Buccaneers, and the Sons of Pitches (from Dublin) to rank third in the round-robin stage and third equal (along with the Belfast Angels) in the finals. The overall winners on the day were Belfast Softball Club who beat the Sons of Pitches to take home the trophy for the second year in a row.
On the day the sun was shining with barely a cloud in the sky. The Sliders brought their 2018 rookies Emma D, Michal and Laura who proved themselves over five gruelling games at Rathmore. Laura made her first epic catch, Michal hit big into the outfield and Emma D made some superb stops at third and left field. Joining us on the day were Sliders regulars Marian, Dan, Timothy, Andrew, Jay and Jonny along with 2017 rookie Emma K. All in all a great day was had by all and the Sliders are looking forward to the commencement of the regular league on Monday 22nd May 2018.
If you are interested in joining the Belfast Sliders in 2018, use the links above or message us on Facebook and come along to training on Thursdays at 1830hrs at the Queens PEC.