EMORY, Va. - The Emory & Henry College Softball team is eager to begin its second season of the Emory Fastpitch League (EFL). The College is honored to be a leader in fastpitch softball throughout Southwest Virginia. In 2014, Emory & Henry was awarded a grant by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund allowing the College to make facility upgrades to the softball field. Since addressing these facility needs, E&H has greatly expanded its youth offerings in fastpitch softball.
In the first year of the program, an estimated 465 youth softball players were involved in the EFL and skills camps at Emory & Henry. Both the EFL and skills camps offer the opportunity for Emory & Henry student-athletes to connect with youth from the community and share their passion for fastpitch softball.
This season, the EFL will again offer two age divisions: High School and 12U. Both age divisions will contain a maximum of six teams on a first come, first served basis. Each team will play a 10-game regular season followed by an end-of-season tournament. Youth who would like to sign up individually will be placed on an existing team. A member of the Emory & Henry Softball Team will be assisting each team in the league.
The High School Division will play games between Monday, September 5 and Tuesday, October 11 with the majority of games taking place on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Deadline to register for the High School Division is Friday, September 2.
The 12U Division will take place from Monday, October 10 through Saturday, October 29 with the majority of games taking place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. The 12U division will include a free clinic on Sunday, October 16 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., and will conclude with a one-day single elimination tournament on Saturday, October 29. Deadline to register for the 12U division is Monday, October 3.
Cost to register is $30 per player and each participant must sign a waiver. To register a team, please contact Emory & Henry Head Softball Coach Tommy Forrester by phone at 276-944-6885 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.