Cool slo pitch

30 players braved the harsh weather for regular season kick off last weekend

Donna Waldron fouls off a pitch during pre-season action at Shelly Field.

It was a not-so-balmy seven degrees celcius (felt like -10) down at Shelly Field last Friday afternoon, but that didn’t stop some 30 senior players from showing up for some pre-season practice wearing hoodies, sweats and other attire not generally associated with spring sports.

“They sure came in handy today,” Donna Waldron confirmed from the dugout when asked about her stylish ear muffs.

The players are all members of the Parksville Seniors Sports Group’s summer league.

Preseason for the 10-team league, for players 55 and over, starts next week, with the regular season kicking off April 29.

“This is just for fun today,” said Waldron, who went 2-for-3 at the plate Friday. “We’re just getting the skills back up after being off for the winter.”