After several years’ absence from the local sports scene and a couple months of planning, sourcing equipment, and locating a field, it all came together for an “Opening Day” of PSC softball on Sunday, May 6. With a threat of rain, 18 eager players split into two teams and the game was on. This was a great turnout and the field location and condition made for an excellent venue.
Underway it was obvious the team dubbed the “Dark-Side Taco House Bandidos” were fired up and ready to get after it, may be due to the long wait since the last softball game in Pattaya. Over the first few innings they rack up runs against the PSC side and were leading 7 -1 after 3 innings. At that point PSC pulled their defense together and the Bandidos were putting down donuts instead of tacos.
By the bottom of the 7th and final inning, PSC had pulled back to within 2 when newcomers from Houston, Robert and Kira reached base and another newcomer, Gregg from Cleveland, drove the runs home to tie it up at 7! Then the new and improved Dirk, all 6’-6″ and reportedly down to 300 lbs of him, lined the ball to center field, driving in the winning run to send the Bandidos back across the border until next week. Congrats to all participants for a well-played game!
For complete information regarding the PSC recreational softball program; contacts, schedule, location, etc., please visit the “Softball” page on the PSC website at www.pattayasports.org.
All are welcome! If you can swing a golf club, a cricket bat or a hockey stick, for sure you can handle a bat and play softball.