Sunday 20th September sees the Sheffield Bladerunners set yet another first. After the success of the league, it's time for the Playoff finals, with a winner takes all day of baseball, battled over by all three teams.
The final will be streamed on Facebook from around 3.30pm or check back here to find out all the details on what happened on the day and who came out on top
After 6 back to back weeks of doubleheaders, the league title came down to the wire, with a winner takes all game to decide who would be crowned 2020 Sheffield Bladerunners league champion between the I's and the II's.
Streamed live on facebook, the pressure was on to perform and both teams came out firing, putting up a combined 23 runs in a game worthy of the title on the line.
Tied at 7-7 after 2 innings, the I's then pulled away to 12-7 and never looked back to secure the title with an 8-4 record. (II's 6-6, III's 4-8)
With the league title in the bag, they'll now look to secure the playoff title too, in this weeks playoff shoot out. The league title secured the I's a bye, so they'll have the advantage of being fresh for the final.
2020 has been a testing year for everyone, but the Sheffield Bladerunners have proved that with planning, dedication and an amazing club spirit anything is possible and this condensed last minute Sheffield based league has proved a massive success, with around 60 players taking part in a covid safe environment.
Congratulations to all the members of the team I squad (and their coaches - Chris Pender, Miguel Juarez and Paul Grime) on securing the first ever baseball league title to have been played in Sheffield. Everyone connected to the sport, hopes this is the first of many such leagues to take place.
How to find us
Forge Valley Community School
Wood Lane, Stannington, Sheffield, S6 5HG
Free parking is available on site.
Via public transport, First buses run via Stannington Road, get off near the Anvil Pub, or use the Blue Route Tram to the Malin Bridge terminus and walk the short distance up to the school.