Тhe first games of the National Softball Championship were held оn the 13th and 14th of May and with them the season was officially opened! This year 4 teams will take part in the championship – Akademiks (Sofia), Athletic (Sofia), Angels (Sofia) and Babes (Blagoevgrad).
Last year‘s champions the Akademiks had a shaky first inning versus Athletic after a bad start from their pitcher Alexandra Genova. Genova was replaced on time by Iliyana Trencheva who did not give any points till the end of the game. With 2 big offensive innings in the 5th and the 6th the Akademiks closed the game with 5:12 and claimed their first win for the season.
The game between Babes and Angels was forfeited by Babes due to lack of players.
The last game for Saturday was between Akademiks and Angels, where the Akademiks won by 8:1 and finished the game in the 5th inning by mercy rule.
On Sunday the games were not less interesting . The day began with a match between Babes and Akademks and it was the first and only match with seven full-fledged innings for the softball weekend. The game ended with a result of 4:8 in favor of the Sofia team.
The next match was between Altetic and Babes which finished in the 4th inning with a score of 1:11 for the girls from Blagoevgrad.
The last game for the weekend was between Athletic and Angels in which the Angels had a 12-point difference and the game ended in the 5th inning 1:13.
The girls played great and their good preparation during the winter months definitely made a difference. The next games will be held on the 27th and 28th of May at “Levski” Stadium in Dupnitsa.
Here are all the results of this weekend:
13.05 AKADEMIKS – ATHLETIC 12: 5
13.05 BABES – ANGELS 0:7
13.05 AKADEMIKS – ANGELS 8:1
14.05 BABES – AKADEMIKS 4:8
14.05 ATHLETIC – BABES 1:11
14.05 ATHLETIC – ANGELS 1:13