New diamonds glitter as softball moves in

South Western Times

Some of the State’s best softball players will help open the new facilities at Glen Huon Reserve this weekend.

The Bunbury and Districts Softball Association will officially open their new diamonds with an exhibition match between the State men’s team, the Western Blaze, and a collective of local players.

Australian representatives Mark Harris and Tyson Duncan will be part of the Blaze team to take on the Bunbury side, ensuring a high quality game.

On Sunday the Blaze players will be running skill clinics for the little league and junior league players, helping them to develop their skills ahead of the new season.

BDSA secretary Megan Scott said supporters from as far as Perth would be at Saturday’s game, which starts at 3pm.

“The grand opening will kick off about 2pm,” she said.

Scott said the new facility was the home of softball in the South West.

“There is no facility like it south of Perth,” she said.

“We are hoping to get State teams down here to play.

“It will help bring more people to the South West.”

Scott said with the improved facilities they hoped to expand their junior and senior competitions.

She said there was a chance to have a second division in the seniors, which would help players develop from the junior system.

“At the moment there is a bit of a gap between the juniors and the seniors,” she said.

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