hello, we are the essex blades baseball & softball club
Baseball comprises of 9 total players. The aim is to score as many run within the 7 innings by hitting a homerun or scoring by running home. An inning occurs when both teams have batted and fielded. Defensively the aim is to get opposing players out by catching it in the air, tagging them or throwing it to base before they get there. A Softball pitch has 3 bases like Baseball and in Softball it is under arm slow pitching instead of fast pitching. In Softball there is typically 5 Women, 4 Men whereas Baseball can be all one gender.
How many teams do we have?
Our sport has 2 teams; 1 for Baseball and 1 for Softball. Currently we play in the National University Baseball League (NUBL) and National University Softball League (NUSL). The division that we play is the South East Division.
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2017/18
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
Although our team has equipment it is advisable to have a fielding glove that fits the size of your hand, Baseball pyjama pants and footwear for playing on grass/turf pitches at the bare minimum. If you wish to further improve your abilities purchase a baseball bat.