What a start to the season for the Pirates! After an excellent first game against the Tornados it was time for the first official tournament of the season- Firstball. Unlike last year we were playing up a division (white) which meant a mix of teams from Minors 1 and Majors 2 including Kamikazes (Min1), Knights … Continue reading Firstball 2016- Pirates take 2nd place!
Whilst the Pirates have done well to secure so many new players spare a thought for the Parrots. Knee injuries, immigration and inter-team transfers have resulted in a shortage of players- particularly the girls. Have no fear- Neil is confident as the season approaches with the makings of a new Parrot squad. Squawk!!
The Pirates descended on Chiswick playing fields to enter the annual GLSML Firstball tournament. Despite being in Minors 1, a lack of Blue teams and an over subsciption meant that we got bumped down from White and where therefore the top seed in the Blue Division. We started slow as usual losing to the Raiders, … Continue reading Pirates combine with Parrots to take Firstball title!
It's been a good month for the Pirates. Not only have we finally been promoted to the giddy heights of Minors 1, we managed to beat the Base Invaders en route to the final of Lastball which we narrowly lost to the Kamikazes. Perhaps even more important, or at least more anticipated, was the best tournament of the … Continue reading Edinburgh- Pirates take the plate!
After a thrilling came against the Tigers last night the Pirates came back from a 12-1 mauling after the 1st innings to win the game 26-25 in the 7th innings. It looked as if the Tigers were going to seriously dent our promotion chances as they batted their way through and forcing mistakes in the field. … Continue reading Pirates on verge of promotion!
Considering about 2 weeks ago we hadn't even entered this tournament full credit has to be give to Paul-E for securing our spot at the last moment (sorry Blitz) and bringing together players from 5 (yes 5) teams including: Pimlico Pirates: Paul, Marines, Alice, Dave Pimlico Parrots: Neil, Mat, Gerry, Wheeler, Miya, Chiemi Base Invaders: … Continue reading BA: Pimlico Invasion make it to semis!
Unlike D1 last week the Gods had been kind to us this tournament with the sun out and the temperature reaching a balmy 22 C. The suntan lotion was on by 9.30 and the beers out for 11am. Certainly couldn't ask for better weather or location in Old Deer Park, Richmond. Despite having approximately 18 … Continue reading Firstball May 2014- Pirates knocked out at semi finals
Being such a professional team we now will be able to sport a league Pirates top as well as a spanking new tournament t-shirt. Inspired by 'Pirate Love' from Josie/Alice and designed by Baldeep this tees will hopefully look the business at Edinburgh. UTP!
It seems only yesterday that people were commented how time how flown and the softball season was about to start of with the Firstball tournament. Four months and 13 league games later the season has almost come to an end with only one league game left to play, Lastball and of course the big one- … Continue reading Pirates runner up at Lastball.
With two matches played and two losses Firstball was always going to be about coming together, having some fun and trying some new positions. With a tough opener against the favourites (Fuzzy Ducks) we were made to pay for batting with the exception with Shaz who hit a great shot and made second (earning the … Continue reading Firstball- Pirates take the plate!