Each year the League assembles everyone into new teams. We use a player evaluation session for new players to create teams that are evenly balanced. When the teams are full, any remaining players are placed on a 'spares list'.

How good must you be? Players must be able to run the bases. Other skills are valuable, but they can be learned or improved.

Usually, new players feel they are 'strangers'. That doesn't last long. A new mix of players on the teams means that several other players on a team don't know each other either. The Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch League has about 150 men and women who get together every week to play ball, have some fun, and to form new friendships.

We have a variety of social activities, from post-game gatherings over beverages to special luncheons at sponsoring restaurants. Each season begins and ends with a breakfast event that is always well attended. Everyone is welcome at these events.

What about the game? We play Tuesday mornings at the RA Centre. Our game is based on 3-pitch softball. The team at bat provides the pitcher. His/her task is to deliver an easy-to-hit ball to the batter. Over time, the League has realized that three pitches is sometimes not enough. Our rules provide up to four pitches. Other rules have been adapted to suit our game and our players.

If it sounds like fun but your playing days are over, you should know that we have volunteer umpires and scorekeepers. Your help in either capacity would be most welcome. You bring the enthusiasm, and we'll show you what to do.
 
Others over 60 may sharpen their tennis game or hunt for foursomes to play golf. Not these boys and girls of summer. Every week they're on the diamond, looking to stretch a single into a double. Well, they do their best, but the important thing is that they have fun and don't hesitate to remind one another that 'the older we get, the better we were.'

So, welcome to the Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch League. Take a minute to read this message from our President, and if you want to play ball, Join us.


NEXT GAMES

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

9:30
#1 Defalco @ LesLor Renovations
#2 Dunn's @ Chances'R
#3 Local Heroes @ Crete-Ryan
#4 Carleton Tavern @ CBRE

11:00
#1 KS on the Keys @ Hometown Sports

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

9:30
#1 Carleton Tavern @ Hometown Sports
#2 Dunn's @ Defalco
#3 KS on the Keys @ Chances'R
#4 CBRE @ Crete-Ryan

11:00
#1 Local Heroes @ LesLor Renovations

 

THIS WEEK'S RESULTS

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CBRE 4 @ KS on the Keys 10
Hometown Sports 8 @ Local Heroes 18
LesLor Renovations 5 @ Carleton Tavern 6
Chances'R 9 @ Defalco 15
#1 Crete-Ryan 11 @ Dunn's 9

Gamenotes