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Softball league swings into 35th season


Danny Hill connects for a home run against the Warriors in Monday night’s game at the Hilltown ball field. The Hawks took both games of the double header 15-13 and 10-3. Karla Kelly photo

The Weymouth Area Recreational Softball League (WARSL) swings into action on April 22 for the start of their 35th season.

There are 30 games scheduled for the six teams in the league and the Monday night double header matchups will be played in Hilltown and the two fields at the Weymouth Cricket Field.

Hilltown Hawks, the Hustlers, Maverix, Wildcats, Storm and Swamp Donkeys are participating in this season’s WARSL with players coming from Digby to Meteghan and everywhere in between.

League president Danny Hill said the Hilltown Hawks who have played in over 900 regular season games is the only original team left in the league.

“The Swamp Rats and Wildcats were two teams that played in the league for over 10 seasons,” said Hill.  “Over 50 different teams have played in the league over the past 35 years.”

Teams from Hilltown, Riverdale and Weymouth Mills joined the WARSL for its first season in June, 1979 with a Doucetteville team added later in the season explained Hill.

The league was originally fast pitch but later changed to orthodox pitch and finally went to lob ball in 1995.

The Hilltown Hawks are the defending league champions and the Maverix are the defending playoff champions.

Anyone wanting further information can contact Danny Hill or the league vice president George Manzer Jr.

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