Bruce McKenzie, left, Marilyn McKenzie and Michael Hunt are ready for another season of softball in the Nanaimo Adult Recreational Slo-Pitch League at the McGirr Sports Fields.

Bruce McKenzie, left, Marilyn McKenzie and Michael Hunt are ready for another season of softball in the Nanaimo Adult Recreational Slo-Pitch League at the McGirr Sports Fields.

League makes pitch for more players

The Nanaimo Adult Recreational Slo-pitch League starts next week at the softball diamonds at the McGirr Sports Fields.

Diamonds are a ball player’s best friend, and that friendship is about to resume for another season.

The Nanaimo Adult Recreational Slo-pitch League starts next week at the softball diamonds at the McGirr Sports Fields.

The league, for women age 45 and older and men 50 and older, is anticipating enough players for five teams this year and can always use more players.

“You get out here and everybody has a good time,” said Michael Hunt, the league’s president. “There’s no pressure. There are some people that think competitive but we kind of calm them down a little bit. It’s more for fun than anything else. You make a mistake, who cares? If you don’t win today, you’ll probably win tomorrow.”

Games are at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from April until the end of September. Registration costs $45-$75, depending how often players wish to play.

Registration will be Tuesday (April 19) and Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at McGirr, with pick-up games to follow on both days.

For more information about the league, please call Hunt at 250-585-1132.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin