The Sefton Softball League will again be contested by five teams this season, but reigning champions Crosby Vikings look like they will face much stiffer competition this time around.
At a mini-competition held on May Day, last season’s newest team, the St Helen’s Sabres, won three and drew one of their four games to show how much they have improved over the winter, with a large part of their team having played indoors at some point during the break.
With a couple of new recruits from the Liverpool Trojans Baseball team, the Sefton Sharks are starting to look more like the team that has won back-to-back promotions in the Manchester Softball League.
The Formby Fins have consolidated after missing out to the Vikings last season and are also performing well in the league.
The Southport Seagulls have experienced the biggest changes. Having lost a number of players, they now feature six new players, but with some experienced ex-baseballers mixed in with some rookies, they are also performing well.
After three weeks of the season, the Sefton Sharks lead the way with a 2-1 record, followed by the Formby Fins, Crosby Vikings and St Helen’s Sabres, all with one win.