2019 League Well Under Way

The first week of the 2019 Softball Ulster League has come and gone in a spectacular fashion. Three games in total took place over the weekend, with the Bucs hosting 2018 league winners the Brawlers in Bangor, the Angels hosting the Smokin’ Aces at Hydebank and the Sliders giving up their home advantage to join the Cubs at Strandtown on Monday night.

The first of two games on Sunday, the Brawlers won 25 runs to 3 against the Bucs, who made use of the run ahead rule after the fifth inning. Elsewhere on Sunday, the Smokin’ Aces won 26 runs to 9 against the Angels, giving Belfast Softball Club a double win over the weekend. On Monday night, despite losing their home advantage, the Sliders won 26 runs to 12 against 2018 league runners up the Cubs. All-in-all it was an exciting first weekend of softball in Ulster.

Bucs v Brawlers in full swing on Sunday 19th May 2019

So far the 2019 League table looks a little bit like this…

League Standings (2019)

PosTeamPWLFPctGBRSRADiffHomeRoad
1408001.0000178601184-0-04-0-0
2386400.6003146166-204-1-02-3-0
3335400.5563.5199130694-1-01-3-0
3335400.5563.5140107334-0-01-4-0
5191700.125763179-1161-2-00-5-0
6171610.1256.578162-841-4-00-2-1

And the shape of the season to come looks a little bit like this…

Home \ Away 2PA BUC MAR ANG AVI BEL CUB BEL SLD BEL BWL DOD JOR LEI LOA MAR MAV ACE SON TEM TNT USU WIC
2Pak  
Bucs   29-8 8-5 15-14 23-32 31-13 Aug 25 16-15 9-16 13-19 1-15 6-24 Sep 8 5-15 0-7 16-38 23-54 4-12 10-9 Jun 2 10-17 22-35 0-7 5-70 3-25 6-3 38-23 0-7 1-35 16-22
Mariners 29-45   0-32 6-16 4-20 2-45 0-7
Angels 16-15 8-34 19-6 22-10 21-7 19-5   10-3 13-14 6-8 23-22 0-7 9-29 1-19 8-20 0-7 5-33 20-34 0-15 9-19 0-7 7-15 7-47 2-20 18-10 6-17 0-7 6-37 9-26
Aviators 0-7 2-8   2-21 8-32 20-25 9-8
Belfast Braves  
Cubs 17-13 26-4 30-11 35-7 40-10 42-9 7-16 16-15 14-8 35-2 24-11 4-8   9-13 15-6 28-5 18-9 16-10 5-23 6-11 15-22 3-16 16-20 23-2 18-17 20-15 31-16 37-7
Belfast Jets  
Sliders 13-3 30-17 24-14 37-18 20-3 7-0 17-3 25-24 15-7 30-7 7-0 22-5 14-4 6-16 12-16 8-6 26-12   33-25 14-17 7-33 7-14 Aug 26 9-8 23-6 34-8 33-34 20-19 May 15 May 15
Belfast Softball Club May 15 May 15  
Brawlers 19-4 17-14 36-9 34-11 28-3 51-4 20-12 13-12 30-4 33-5 Sep 1 30-4 10-11 20-8 25-4 19-20 25-14 22-27 15-11 16-6 25-5 15-3   11-5 49-5 20-9 11-4 12-6
Dodder  
Jordanstown Elks  
Leinster Craicers 4-3  
Loaners  
Marlay Martyrs  
Mavericks  
Aces 19-13 3-12 41-19 32-6 Sep 29 14-11 32-12 5-10 9-28 18-17 19-6 15-6 10-9 10-26 20-28 18-22 18-17 12-11 8-24 5-11 18-17 34-38 12-11 9-18 6-26 23-30 13-36 13-33 Sep 29  
Sons of Pitches 18-1 May 15 May 15 12-15  
Temple Bar Hippities  
TNT  
Usual Suspects  
Wicklow Wolves  

So why not come along to some of the upcoming games of the season and see the Ulster teams in action. A full calendar of events is now live on the Softball Ulster website, and included in the matrixes above.

Belfast Sliders after their first win of the 2019 season