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Revelstoke softball league to host inaugural all-star game

The event will take place at Centennial Park on July 14
Brent Stevenson, Mark Baron, Jason Dawson, and Jen Baron of the NSA Slo-Pitch League. (Contributed by Mark Baron)

The Revelstoke NSA Slo-Pitch League will host a first-ever All-Star Game next Friday (July 14), showcasing some of the best softball players in the community.

The new league, commonly referred to as the ‘Wednesday Night League’, was formed this year by a group of locals who wanted to play the classic, competitive version of slo-pitch softball.

According to league representative Mark Baron, the founding group teamed up with the National Slo-Pitch Association of Canada to use their standardized ruleset and guidelines for playing the sport.

“Revelstoke used to have a great softball community and had a sizable slo-pitch tournament that lasted for 30 years, so there are people in this city that like to play ball,” said Baron.

Baron added that the slo-pitch league run by the City of Revelstoke on Tuesday and Thursday nights is a relaxed, recreational version of slo-pitch with an emphasis on socializing as opposed to gameplay.

The NSA Slo-Pitch League plays with three outs, three strikes, four balls, and walks, and still focuses on having fun. They keep score and record wins and losses, leading up to an end-of-season playoff tournament.

The event, made possible by sponsors Downie Timber, Monashee Spirits, River City Pub, and Integrated Apparel, will kick off at Centennial Park (Industrial Field) on July 14 at 6 p.m., with the game starting at 6:30 p.m.

The night will culminate in a home-run derby at around 8 p.m.

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