With other ball sports of the season coming to a close, slo-pitch is bidding its adieu for the year with one playoff final and a tournament within the next two weeks.
The first was last night at Fred Milne Park with the slo-pitch final.
“It’s [the season] been pretty smooth,” said Jason Dumont, a player in the slo-pitch A division and Sooke Slo-pitch Association president.
“The league has been pretty competitive and very tight in the playoffs, so it’s been a lot of fun.”
The slo-pitch tournament on the B.C. Day long weekend will be even bigger, with 20 teams participating. It’s the association’s usual end-of-the-year tournament.
It hasn’t been an easy year for the slo-pitch association, Dumont said.
The number of players has been low this year. Dumont hopes there will be an added interest next year, particularly from the younger generation.
Even slo-pitch itself has changed in Sooke; Dumont noted the games’ fluidity has changed, more so towards tighter scores.
“The games have been really tight and competitive; the semi-final the other day was 6-7, which for slo-pitch is unheard of,” he said. “Traditional times you’ll see 15-22, so it’s interesting to see.”
For more info on the upcoming slo-pitch playoffs and the tournament over the coming long weekend, check out Sooke Slo-Pitch on Facebook, or follow it on Twitter @SookeSloPitch.
Those who are interested to sign up can contact Jason Dumont at 250-744-8852.