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OAK CITY SOFTBALL LEAGUE’S OPEN DIVISION FALL 2023 LEAGUE TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Congratulations go out to the two teams that battled it out in our two-weekend Open Division Fall 2023 league double-elim tournament – Turn N’ Burn (pictured below, top photo) took the championship on a chilly November 19th in two games under lights against Only Fans (bottom photo), who nabbed both the 2nd place tourney trophy as well as being league season champs, with a spotless 14-0 regular season record. We’re ready to see what the new year brings as far as challenges to these two excellent teams’ records in tourney and seasonal play – March 2024 (and the start of Spring season) will be here before we know it!
FALL 2023 REGULAR SEASON PLAY IS COMPLETE!
Our season began Sunday, August 20th and concluded on Sunday, November 5th – games on November 5th were our last weekend of regular season games (Open division) and our end of season tournament (Women’s+ division); our Open division will have a two-weekend double-elimination tournament beginning November 12th; as we do, we’ll be playing some great ballgames, socializing at both the fields and our host bar/restaurant, and continuing with our seasonal charitable project!
LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON AND TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW
Each Open Division team plays 14 regular season games, and a minimum of 2 games in the season-ending tournament; our Women’s+ Division teams play 10 regular season games, and like the Open Division teams, play a minimum of 2 games in our season-ending tournament (the tournament for both divisions will be double-elimination format, weather permitting). Our league is intended to provide a welcoming, respectful environment for LGBTQIA+ (and allied) players and teams; our rules of play and code of conduct are posted on this website to provide the proper expections to everyone affiliated with our league.
OCSL Open Division – Fall 2023
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|3||That Dog’ll Hunt||10||4||0.714||4||171||84||87||0-1||10-3||W1|
|5||Inside the Spark||9||5||0.643||5||129||81||48||7-4||2-1||W6|
|5||Just the Foul Tip||9||5||0.643||5||135||108||27||3-3||6-2||W2|
|12||Quit Your Pitching||7||7||0.500||7||114||134||-20||1-1||6-6||L3|
|16||Hard Apple Sliders||2||12||0.143||12||103||199||-96||1-8||1-4||L5|
OAK CITY SOFTBALL LEAGUE’S WOMEN’S+ DIVISION FALL 2023 LEAGUE TOURNAMENT RESULTS
A big Oak City Softball League congratulations to Rainbow Oreos (pictured below, top photo), champions of our Women’s+ Division Fall 2023 league double-elimination tournament, as well as season champs, with GOATs (bottom photo) coming in 2nd place in the tournament (held Sunday, November 5th)! All four division teams gave it their all and had a great time while doing so – let’s do it again in March 2024!
OAK CITY SOFTBALL LEAGUE’S OPEN/COED DIVISION SPRING 2023 LEAGUE TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Congratulations to Only Fans (pictured top) for battling through games on Sunday, June 9th and then again on Sunday, July 16th to emerge as Spring 2023 league tournament champions! Things appeared to favor a different outcome in the championship game at first, but they got that trophy – their opponents were Inside the Spark (pictured bottom), who proved themselves worthy challengers and earned second place! Cheers to both teams, and we’ll see ya back out there in late August!
We’d also like to congratulate Just the Foul Tip (pictured below), our Open/Coed Division’s Spring 2023 season champions – they were a welcome addition to our league this season and racked up an impressive collection of regular season wins!
NAGAAA/ASANA AND OUR LEAGUE
Fall 2023 is our second season as Raleigh’s only member city organization of NAGAAA – North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance, and our fourth season as Raleigh’s exclusive member city affliliation of ASANA – Amateur Sports Alliance of North America. We are so excited about our membership in both organizations, and we are very much looking forward to our second national tournament encompassing both NAGAAA and ASANA players – more information will be coming during the first weeks of our season!
A friendly reminder: Our league is intended to provide a welcoming, respectful environment for LGBTQIA+ (and allied) players and teams; our rules of play and code of conduct are posted on this website to provide the proper expectations to everyone affiliated with our league. Both of these items have been the subject of careful review by our leadership team and we believe they set us apart in a positive way in our quest to create a fun environment for our players — we’ve worked hard to put together what we think will be a great experience for everyone!
We use USA Softball Approved Bats Exclusively
We adhere to the use of USA Softball (formerly ASA) approved bats, exclusively. Bats need to have an ASA or USA Softball stamp, and not be on the USA Softball Non-Approved list (this PDF is dated 10-5-2021) in order to be used in Oak City Softball League games. What this means, other than bats not appearing on the ban list, is that any bats in league play MUST have an ASA/USA Softball stamp regardless of other organizations appearing on a bat (USSSA or NSA bats without an ASA/USA stamp are not allowed). Please see league staff if there are questions and we will clarify for you. If you would like to do further research, the updated list is kept on USA Softball’s website; additional explanation of terms, organizations, and stamps can be found in this blog post.