Irish Fastpitch Softball League, Softball

Fastpitch Ireland Irish National Fastpitch Softball League 2019-20

Fastpitch Ireland Logo [Ref: 3]

Standings

PWLDRFRAPTS
Team C6420161412
Team A6312211511
Team B6312171311
Team D60607210
Fastpitch Ireland League 2019-20 [Ref: 1-2]

Note: 3 Pts Win, 1 Pts Tie (Draw), 0 Pts Loss.

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoffs
01.03.2020Team C (#1)Team D (#4)
01.03.2020Team A (#2)Team B (#3)
Final
01.03.2020SF 1 WinnersSF 2 Winners
Softball Ireland Irish Fastpitch Softball League Playoffs 2020 [Ref: 2]

Results & Fixtures

DateAway TeamHome Team
Week 1
09.11.2019Team A7Team B7
09.11.2019Team B0Team A0
09.11.2019Team C3Team D2
09.11.2019Team D2Team C3
Week 2
Team A3Team D2
Team D1Team A8
Team B3Team C2
Team C4Team B3
Week 3
01.02.2020Team A3Team C2
01.02.2020Team C1Team A0
01.02.2020Team B2Team D0
01.02.2020Team D0Team B2
Softball Ireland Irish Fastpitch League 2019-20 [Ref: 1-2]

Report

Fastpitch Softball is a competitive version of Recreational Mixed Softball, or Baseball, and in USA is primarily a Competitive Women’s version of the game, with a Professional League for women: National Pro Fastpitch.

It differs from the Recreational Coed version of the sport in that the pitching is very fast, and does not have to be in a soft arc like in traditional softball.

The Irish Fastpitch Softball League was started in 2019-20 (although it is currently Coed / Mixed – with an even number of Males and Females), after a decade of Softball Ireland’s Fadtpitch Programme, which included the start of the Women’s Ireland National Team.

There were intended to be Playoffs played, but unfortunately due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, Week 4 (Playoffs) had to be cancelled.

All matches were played at The National Indoor Arena in Blachardstown, Dublin 15, on the Indoor Turf Pitch.

Irish National Fastpitch League Teams A & B 2019-20 [Ref: 5][Adjusted]
Irish National Fastpitch League Teams C & D 2019-20 [Ref: 4][Adjusted]

References

Social Media

[1] Fastpitch Ireland Softball Facebook (2019) Post, November 9, 2019:”FASTPITCH LEAGUE UPDATE 9/11/19 @ 20:40 We have now captured the new people who have registered in the last 36 hours for the league and the updated team list has been emailed to all players (check your spam/junk email if you haven’t received it).” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/sifpl/posts/2686606888069852 [Accessed 1 March 2020]

[2] Softball Ireland (2020) News [Internet] Available from: http://fastpitchsoftball.ie/ [Accessed 25 April 2020]

[3] Softball Ireland (2019) Ireland Catches Fastpitch Fever: Teams C and D [Internet] Available from: http://fastpitchsoftball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Team-C-D-960×650.jpg [Accessed 25 April 2020]

[4] Softball Ireland (2019) Ireland Catches Fastpitch Fever: Teams A and B [Internet] Available from: http://fastpitchsoftball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Team-A-B-300×225.jpg [Accessed 25 April 2020]

Images

[5] Softball Ireland (2017) Fastpitch Softball Logo Logo [Internet] http://fastpitchsoftball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FPI-1024×650.jpg [Accessed 25 April 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sondra Maher, Lorna Rose Masterson, Sarah Jane Masterson and Roisin O’Callaghan

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 April 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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