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Baseball and Softball 2018-19 Committee Elections

Annual elections for the Baseball and Softball Club executive committee.

7 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Tuesday 27 February 2018 (in 44 hours)

The polls open at 13:00 on Wednesday 28 February 2018 (in 2 days and 9 hours)

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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 liek 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. 


Recent honours?

Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17


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. 

Join us

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

Training times



batting practice

wednesday | 12 noon-1:30pm | Astro

No metal studs allowed in the Cricket Practice Nets. All club members welcome.


club training

thursday | 12 noon-2pm | Astro

No metal studs allowed on the Astro. All club members welcome.


batting practice

sunday | 12 noon-2pm | cricket practice nets

No metal studs allowed in the Cricket Practice Nets. All club members welcome.



Club committee



michael nortey


jefferson ho


vanessa yeo

treasurer & volunteering officer

angie laW


vanessa aglagoh

social secretary

daiana cata

communications officer

alp billuroglu

just play liaison officer


welfare officer


charity and fundraising officer