Baseball and Softball
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The goal is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot square, or diamond. Players on one team (the batting team) take turns hitting against the pitcher of the other team (the fielding team), which tries to stop them from scoring runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases and later advance via a teammate's hit or other means. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding team records three outs. One turn at bat for each team constitutes an inning; nine innings make up a professional game. The team with the most runs at the end of the game wins.
BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) is the development agency for baseball and softball in the United Kingdom.
BSUK is working on doubling the number of teams playing the sports by 2013 through four key areas:
- Setting up new adult leagues
- Developing teams and leagues in Higher Education Institutes
- Developing teams and leagues in Further Education Institutes
- Increasing the number of teams playing in existing clubs or leagues (adult and youth)
Our four priority regions are London, the South East, the North West and Midlands, where all four of these areas are being worked on by regional staff members. BSUK also works across the rest of the country, mostly supporting existing clubs or leagues.
To find your local club please click here to access Tees Valley Sport's Club Finder.
For additional information on baseball and softball please visit http://www.baseballsoftballuk.com/
For any further information please contact Chris Rawlings as detailed below.