Day: 12 June 2022

Men’s Slowpitch European Championship Preview

The second edition of the Men’s Slowpitch European Championship starts on June 14, 2022 and the Irish team travels with the confidence to challenge for a medal by the time the tournament concludes in Colorno, Italy on Saturday June 18th.

In order to win a medal, Ireland face tough oppositions with Great Britain, the defending Champions, starting as tournament favourites with strong showings expected from Italy the hosts and Germany. Ireland start the tournament as six seeds with an opening game versus the Netherlands at noon on Tuesday 14th and then as part of the opening ceremony game v hosts Italy at 6pm.

Irleand’s progress at the tournament can be followed on all our social media channels with live play by play available at Play by Play

WBSC Confirm Inaugral Slow Pitch Softball World Cup to be held in 2023

The WBSC has confirmed that the inaugural the Slow Pitch Softball World Cup for 2023, following a proposal from a Slow Pitch Working Group of which Softball Ireland President Colum Lavery was a member.

The WBSC have confirmed the inaugral World Cup will be a 12-team tournament, with qualifiers coming from Africa (1), Americas (3), Asia (3), Europe (3), Oceania (1) and 1 Wild Card.

The 2022 Slow Pitch European Championships in July will act as Europes qualification tournament for the World Cup and a medal will be needed to qualify.

The Creation of a World Cup for Slow Pitch is a long time coming and a great step forward for the discipline. The World Cup will finally give an opportunity for Slow Pitch players globally to showcase their talent. We were delighted to support our European colleagues on the Working Group in recommending the Slow Pitch World Cup to the Executive Board.

Colum Lavery, President Softball Ireland