Women’s fastball league keeping sport alive

Local league plays games twice a week at Lewis Park and Union Bay

The Comox Valley Women’s Fastball League is underway, with pin-point pitching and heavy hitting highlighting the first two weeks of play.

Stealth, a new entry in the four-team league, made an impressive debut on opening day (May 14) as they edged Slingerz 8-7. The other game that night saw TULS top Hornby Denman Freight (HDF) 7-3.

On May 15, HDF stopped Stealth 10-2 and TULS knocked off Slingerz 11-7. On May 21, Stealth defeated TULS 11-2 and HDF beat Slingerz 11-6. May 22 action saw Slingerz bats come to life in a 14-3 win over Stealth while HDF got by TULS 9-3.

“With our season just getting underway we hope to see more fans come out as the weather improves,” a CVWFL spokesperson said.

“With the support of our community and businesses that allowed us to advertise for our recruitment day, we thank you.  After 30 years in the Valley the ladies fastball league almost came to an end,” the spokesperson said.

“With great effort we were able to come up with some new and old players, enough to keep the sport going.  Hopefully next year will bring  some more interest.  Experience is not necessary, just a positive attitude and the will to have fun and play some ball.”

Games are played Tuesday and Wednesday at Lewis Park and Union Bay. Next week, Tuesday action sees Slingerz vs. Stealth at 6:30 p.m. at Lewis and HDF vs. TULS at 7 p.m. in Union Bay. On Wednesday, a doubleheader at Lewis features Slingers vs. TULS at 6:30 p.m. followed by Stealth vs. HDF at 8:30 p.m.

The league is busy planning for their 31st annual Charity Tournament, which runs the June 14 weekend in Courtenay.