Indoor slo-pitch league set to play ball

Due to last year’s success Wednesday league will have four more teams

It’s getting a bit cold outside and a lot of sports are now moving indoors.

For those aged 55 and over, the Parksville Slo-pitch Indoor League, organized by the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association is set to get underway on Sept. 22 at Arbutus Meadows. It’s a popular league, according to organizer Randy White.

This year, due to popular demand, said White, there will be two leagues — the competitive Wednesday morning league from 9 a.m. to noon that is open to men and women, and Friday morning league from 9 a.m. to noon. The latter league, said White, is geared towards fun and recreation and is for men who are over 70 years old and women who are aged 55 and over.

“It is intended to encourage folks who want to learn, or get back into playing some fun ball,” said White. “Those guys who will celebrate their 69th birthday in 2018, are eligible join. Ladies just need to be PGOSA members of any age.”

The Wednesday league will have four more teams this due to its success in its debut season last year. It’s for men and women over the age of 55.

The games are played on artificial turf. This year, PGOSA has added a batting cage and pitching machine for those who want to hone their hitting skills.

Other additions include new bases, extended cushion flooring in dugout areas for warmer, more comfortable feet (cleats not required), new quality bats, a heated electric bat warmer for five PISL bats, new low-flight balls and trial indoor slow-pitch balls, more netting for right field, an on-site commercial coffee facility and a larger heated storage area. Anyone wishing to join can register at the Oceanside Place.

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