BATS Sports Club is now taking names for those interested in playing Beep Softball. All equipment except for the beeping ball has arrived. This includes uniforms, bases, rattle balls and an electric ball thrower (kindly donated by ‘Your Way’ a disability support agency).
This new exciting inclusive sport is finally up and running. Going on the feedback from players, it is quickly proving to be a very popular sport.
Above is a photo of Chris having a hit during Beep Softball training. Our new electronic ball thrower was in use for the first time.
This electronic throwing machine is loaded with 5 balls and the batter can continue swinging until they make a good hit. After 5 misses, the batter is offered the use of a tee to strike the ball.
Batters get to choose between a white or black ball.
Blue Dolpins sponsored by ANSIC Security
Above is a photo of Johnny trying to make it to second base in time.
The bright orange bases a 160cm tall with a buzzer at the top and weighted below. Batters run to the buzzing sound while fielders easily track the beeping ball.
Blindfolds are not worn however, a handycap points system is used to level the playing field.
The Red Dragons team is sponsored by The Primary Club of Australia.