Baden pink balls for the XXIII National Women’s Softball Championship Print
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Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Philippa Griffity-BaileyThe Belize Softball Federation will play host to the XXIII Edition of the National Women’s Softball Championship which is scheduled for Friday, September 27 – September 29, 2013, at Rogers Stadium the home of softball in Belize.

As the premier female sports in the country, the Belize Softball Federation has dedicated this year’s National Women’s Softball Championship to the survivors of cancer especially breast cancer. The Baden’s balls that will be used in the championship are pink in colour and carry the logo of the Cancer Awareness Foundation.

The ceremonial first pitch will be a dual pitch, the first time that this will be done in the country and this honours will be given to Mrs. Philippa Griffith-Bailey, ISF Hall of Fame Member, immediate past Treasurer of the Belize Softball Federation, the only Women in Sports Commissioner in the country and she will be joined by a representative of the Cancer Society.

This year’s XXIII National Softball Championship will see the participation of BTL and Frecsa from the Belize City Association, Camalote Blazers and Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy from the Cayo District Association, Golden Strikers from San Narisico  and Xaibe Killer Bees from the Corozal Association, while the Belize Rural Competition will come to an end on Sunday, September 22.

The XXIII National Women’s Championship will commence on Friday, September 27 at 6:30 pm with two games on the schedule. In the first game it will be Fresca of Belize City against “Easy Does It” Flowers Bank and in game two it will be Camalote Blazers against Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy. The competition will resume on Saturday, September 28 at 9:00 a.m. with game one between San Narisico from Corozal and BTL the defending national champions, followed by the game between Double Head Cabbage and the sub-champion from Corozal.

A total of eight (8) games will be played on Saturday, September 28 and the remaining 5 games will be played on Sunday, September 29, when a national champion will be crowned.