Eagles suffer heartbreak in final
RICHINGS Park Eagles finished as unfortunate runners-up in one of the largest softball tournaments in Europe.
Playing in the 25th annual Windsor Tournament, the Eagles marginally lost their final B Grade Shield final against Nino Privados by just two runs.
The final score of 11-9 was harsh on the team from Iver, but they can take consolation from key pitcher Keith Jamson’s award for most valuable player of the tournament.
The competition was hosted by the Windsor and Maidenhead Softball League and chairman Graham Morris said: “This is a special year for the Windsor tournament as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.
“We’ve witnessed some great team and individual performances and everyone has done themselves proud.”
Thirty-two teams from across England contested the tournament, which was held at Farnham Park.
The B grade that Richings Park Eagles competed in was the highest level of softball played on the day and is referred to as the ‘competition’ grade.
The Eagles’ top-four finish in their opening group of eight teams was enough to see them qualify for the Shield semi-finals and, in total, the team played a marathon eight games on route to their heartbreaking final.
TOP MAN: Keith Jamson pitching for Richings Park Eagles