Oceanside’s Masters Mixed Orthodox Softball League wrapped up its season Friday and it was the Sliders hoisting the hardware.
The league, which is made up of male players over 40, and female players over 35, fielded only three teams, 45 players this year, and everyone had a ball.
“Absolutely. Literally,” confirmed OMMOSL vice-president and Sliders’ player/coach Jay Adams.
In the year-end playdowns, a mini-round robin held at Qualicum Beach Rec Fields, the Sliders beat the Crushers Thursday night by six runs. On Friday the Sliders lost by two to the Wreckers.
In the back end of the double-header that evening, the Crushers beat the Sliders, but only by one run, meaning the Sliders, who also won the regular season standings, won the playoff title.
The league also presented its Most Sportsmanlike trophy to Don Hall.
Adams, 48, has been with the league since its inception 10 years ago, and explained they broke away from the regular ‘ortho’ league because it was getting a bit too competitive for the older crowd.
“We had six teams when we started so we’re looking for more players, for more teams for next year,” said Adams, adding “everyone’s welcome to come out, it’s about exercise and having fun.”
The season starts up in mid-May, anyone interested in signing on for next year can e-mail Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org.