The softball spotlight switches to Adelaide over the Australia Day weekend as the Aussie Spirit take on a Japanese professional team in a four-game series.
Softball SA will host a two-day tournament between the Spirit and the DENSO Bright Pegasus.
The Japanese professional team features some of the world’s best softball players, including members of the 2016 Japanese World Championship silver medal team and the 2008 Olympic gold medal team.
The series will feature two games on Saturday January 27 and another double-header on Sunday January 28 at West Beach.
With Japan the top-ranked team in world softball, the event will be sure to display some high-class competition.
Aussie Spirit Head Coach Fabian Barlow expects the Japanese team to provide solid competition for his team ahead of the Asia Pacific Cup from February 1-4.
“Denso is a very strong team out of the JSL and a great opportunity for the Aussie Spirit team to get quality opposition just days out from the start of the Asia Pacific Cup,” Barlow said.
“It’s also exciting to be taking the Spirit team into Adelaide for the first time in quite a few years and playing in front of the South Australian softball community.”
Local South Australian player Chelsea Robinson has been brought in to support the playing roster as a development opportunity.
The Australian team is:
|Georgia Casey (NSW)||Stacey McManus (NSW)||Clare Warwick (ACT)|
|Michelle Cox (NSW)||Ellen Roberts (NSW)||Melinda Weaver (Qld)|
|Amelia Cudicio (NSW)||Stephanie Trzcinski (SA)||Belinda White (SA)|
|Leigh Godfrey (WA)||Taylah Tsitsikronis (NSW)|
|Jordan Lambert (SA)||Jade Wall (Qld)|
Aussie Spirit vs DENSO Bright Pegasus
Jan 24: DENSO team arrives
Jan 26: Aussie Spirit team arrives
Jan 27: Games: 10.00am & 2.00pm
Jan 28: Games: 10.00am & 2.00pm
Weekend pass: General admission – $15 for both days.
Grandstand Seating (unreserved seats) – $30 for both days.
One-day passes (Saturday or Sunday): General Admission – $10 per day.
Grandstand Seating (unreserved) – $20 per day.
Kids under 13 FREE (General Admission ONLY).
Tickets also available at the gate (General Admission ONLY).