Week 1
KKG -
SLG -
Week 2
SLG -
DDY -
Week 3
RRD -
SLG -
Week 4
DBP -
SLG -
Week 5
SLG -
MMR -
Week 6
SLG - 
OSG -
Week 7
BPK -
SLG -
Week 8
SLG -
RRD -
Week 9
DDY -
SLG -
Week 10
SLG -
KKG -
Week 11
OSG -
SLG -
Week 12
SLG -
BPK -
Week 13
SLG -
DBP -
Week 14
MMR -
SLG -

2013 Year In Review

A new partnership...

The Sluggers, Bearcats and Wildcats teamed up in a mutually-beneficial arrangement which saw player-sharing across teams and divisions, and new bonds of friendship formed between all players.

Bearcat on Board

Bearcat Judy Cecil filled in admirably for the Sluggers, having no difficulties against Premier-level defenses as she batted .333 (5 for 15) with 2 doubles.

Fab Five

Sluggers Connor Rainsford, Junichiro Aoki, Michiyo Hogan, Philip Robinson, and Lisa Lyness bringing it together to start the 2013 season.

Back from Maternity Leave...

Wouter and Ciara Schotsman celebrated the birth of their daughter and future Sluggers player, Una, during the offseason - and both returned stronger than ever to help form the core of the Sluggers lineup.

"Pick Me Up."

The Sluggers' Philip Robinson asks for a replacement base coach as he readies to bat in the Start of Season blitz.

One and Done?

Kiely's Kegs' Barry Casey smashes a shot over the fence at the Start-of-Season blitz. But a shoulder injury would prevent Casey from starring in league play, though it didn't stop the Kegs from winning the Premier division title.

She's Got It

Sluggers OF Michiyo Hogan camps out beneath a high fly ball at the Start of Season blitz at 2Pak Park.

Celtic Classic Blitz

It must've been the only cold day on the softball schedule, as John Edwards is wearing a stocking cap.

First Trophy of 2013

Sluggers John Edwards and Junichiro Aoki pose with the rec section trophy of the Kegs blitz, won against the Renegades - the first of several matchups the pair would have against the Renegades over the course of the season.

Celtic Classic at Wanderers RFC

The Celtic Classic pitted visiting German and American teams vs locals as spectators watched on at the Wanderers RFC.

Focus!

Marlay's Kim Kelly concentrates on the pitch as her husband Rick Kelly coaches from 3B.

You're Up!

The Sluggers' Junichiro Aoki rushes to put on his batting gloves as he comes up to bat against the Germans.

Controversies

Discussions of gamesmanship, imperfect umpires, sexist all-male softball, personal attacks and the overuse and misunderstanding of the term "trolling"... it's all exposed online in social media faster than you can hit the "POST" button.

"Home! Home! Home!"

The newest Sluggers addition, Venezuelan-born player Oscar Perez, trots home in a win against the Marlay Mayhem in July.

Armed and Dangerous

Sluggers 3B Lisa Lyness makes it look easy as she prepares to gun down the runner at 1B on a short grounder as Marlay's Dave Burke can do little but watch.

The Return of "Iron Mike"

2013 saw the return of veteran Sluggers player Mike Shea, who led the team both on and off the field with a team-high BA of .593.

Chowing Down

Sluggers Junichiro Aoki and John Edwards stuff their faces after a colossal day of pick-up softball at the Renegades 4th of July blitz.

Idle Chit-Chat

The Sluggers' John Edwards converses with Renegades Julie Levy and Karey Lewis on the sidelines at the BASIC blitz.

Bringing Home the Hardware

Sluggers Junichiro Aoki, Michiyo Hogan, and John Edwards don the green & yellow colors of the Sliders to beat the Renegades in the BASIC blitz final in Belfast.

Where's the After-Party?

The Renegades pitch up and get ready to party in the post-game festivities of the BASIC blitz at Shorts Rec Club.

Bat Regulations?

The umpire may need to re-check the All-Star game bats, one of these may fall outside the current legal specification...

Curious Onlookers

Trinity College Dublin students not sure what to make of softball as they spectate from the outfield.

Going Big

The Dodder Dynamoes' Ken McCarthy trots home after a massive home run blast in the Softball Leinster All-Star game.

What Just Happened?

Marlay player Colum Lavery wonders what went wrong as he strikes out, just after previously knocking a home run in the Softball Leinster All-Star game.

TIME!

Marlay's Jenica Lynne holds the ball to halt play during the Softball Leinster All-Star game.

HUSTLE

Sluggers OF Michiyo Hogan readies to fire as she retrieves a ground ball in the Softball Leinster All-Star game.

Say 'cheese'!

Sluggers player Michiyo Hogan takes a few snaps for her own all-star scrapbook.

SAFE!

All-Star Marlay player Jenica Lynne slides in safely beneath the tag of the Renegades' Nora Tobin.

Do We Belong Here?

Battered 36-12 by the Oddsox Green in the seventh week of the 14-game season, the Sluggers were left wondering if they belonged in the Premier league at all.

Parity in the League

Matching the best of what the powerhouse Dodder Dynamoes could dish out in week 11, the Sluggers reminded themselves - and everyone else - they can still compete and win at the top level.

Pitch Perfect

The all-weather pitches made for ideal softball all weekend at the 2013 IOST at the University of Limerick.

Oh What A Night

Evening softball has rarely seen better weather on the artificial turf of the University of Limerick.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

The Renegades Softball Club came dressed to the IOST as doctors & nurses, and stitched up the opposition with competitive play.

Having a Laugh

"ReneLadies" nurses Nora Tobin and Samantha Cuddy bounced and bopped their way around the bases all IOST weekend.

"You're not supposed to take that with you. No, really."

The Renegades' Nora Tobin looks on disapprovingly as the Ori-ginals' John Leonard replaces 3rd base on an overslide.

Enjoying the Moment

The Castleknock Wildcats didn't win any games, but still made big plays and enjoyed the weekend tournament as if they were undefeated.

Ladies Only

"Ladies' Night" on Saturday evening eliminated the boys but brought big talent and a lot of excitement to the field.

Brightening Up The Place

Competing for "best dressed" were the Belfast Crayons - certainly, they were the most colorful!

IOST Final: Dynamoes vs Ori-ginals

The Dodder Dynamoes' Brian Connolly and the Ori-ginals' Eric Kelly discuss matters in the pre-game of the IOST final.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

The Dodder Dynamoes' SS Frank Geoghan was the star of the show, leading his team to a win in the final against the Ori-ginals.

Signed for 2014?

Veteran Sluggers player Eri Elliot wanted to take 2013 to spend more time with her two kids... but after starring roles filling in during regular player absences, it might not take much to convince her to return full time in 2014.

BBQ, Japanese Style

Eri Elliot helps prepare BBQ beef at the end-of-season picnic put on at Michiyo's place, capping off a beautiful summer of softball.
  • The Sluggers, Bearcats and Wildcats teamed up in a mutually-beneficial arrangement which saw player-sharing across teams and divisions, and new bonds of friendship formed between all players.
  • Bearcat Judy Cecil filled in admirably for the Sluggers, having no difficulties against Premier-level defenses as she batted .333 (5 for 15) with 2 doubles.
  • Sluggers Connor Rainsford, Junichiro Aoki, Michiyo Hogan, Philip Robinson, and Lisa Lyness bringing it together to start the 2013 season.
  • Wouter and Ciara Schotsman celebrated the birth of their daughter and future Sluggers player, Una, during the offseason - and both returned stronger than ever to help form the core of the Sluggers lineup.
  • The Sluggers' Philip Robinson asks for a replacement base coach as he readies to bat in the Start of Season blitz.
  • Kiely's Kegs' Barry Casey smashes a shot over the fence at the Start-of-Season blitz. But a shoulder injury would prevent Casey from starring in league play, though it didn't stop the Kegs from winning the Premier division title.
  • Sluggers OF Michiyo Hogan camps out beneath a high fly ball at the Start of Season blitz at 2Pak Park.
  • It must've been the only cold day on the softball schedule, as John Edwards is wearing a stocking cap.
  • Sluggers John Edwards and Junichiro Aoki pose with the rec section trophy of the Kegs blitz, won against the Renegades - the first of several matchups the pair would have against the Renegades over the course of the season.
  • The Celtic Classic pitted visiting German and American teams vs locals as spectators watched on at the Wanderers RFC.
  • Marlay's Kim Kelly concentrates on the pitch as her husband Rick Kelly coaches from 3B.
  • The Sluggers' Junichiro Aoki rushes to put on his batting gloves as he comes up to bat against the Germans.
  • Discussions of gamesmanship, imperfect umpires, sexist all-male softball, personal attacks and the overuse and misunderstanding of the term "trolling"... it's all exposed online in social media faster than you can hit the "POST" button.
  • The newest Sluggers addition, Venezuelan-born player Oscar Perez, trots home in a win against the Marlay Mayhem in July.
  • Sluggers 3B Lisa Lyness makes it look easy as she prepares to gun down the runner at 1B on a short grounder as Marlay's Dave Burke can do little but watch.
  • 2013 saw the return of veteran Sluggers player Mike Shea, who led the team both on and off the field with a team-high BA of .593.
  • Sluggers Junichiro Aoki and John Edwards stuff their faces after a colossal day of pick-up softball at the Renegades 4th of July blitz.
  • The Sluggers' John Edwards converses with Renegades Julie Levy and Karey Lewis on the sidelines at the BASIC blitz.
  • Sluggers Junichiro Aoki, Michiyo Hogan, and John Edwards don the green & yellow colors of the Sliders to beat the Renegades in the BASIC blitz final in Belfast.
  • The Renegades pitch up and get ready to party in the post-game festivities of the BASIC blitz at Shorts Rec Club.
  • The umpire may need to re-check the All-Star game bats, one of these may fall outside the current legal specification...
  • Trinity College Dublin students not sure what to make of softball as they spectate from the outfield.
  • The Dodder Dynamoes' Ken McCarthy trots home after a massive home run blast in the Softball Leinster All-Star game.
  • Marlay player Colum Lavery wonders what went wrong as he strikes out, just after previously knocking a home run in the Softball Leinster All-Star game.
  • Marlay's Jenica Lynne holds the ball to halt play during the Softball Leinster All-Star game.
  • Sluggers OF Michiyo Hogan readies to fire as she retrieves a ground ball in the Softball Leinster All-Star game.
  • Sluggers player Michiyo Hogan takes a few snaps for her own all-star scrapbook.
  • All-Star Marlay player Jenica Lynne slides in safely beneath the tag of the Renegades' Nora Tobin.
  • Battered 36-12 by the Oddsox Green in the seventh week of the 14-game season, the Sluggers were left wondering if they belonged in the Premier league at all.
  • Matching the best of what the powerhouse Dodder Dynamoes could dish out in week 11, the Sluggers reminded themselves - and everyone else - they can still compete and win at the top level.
  • The all-weather pitches made for ideal softball all weekend at the 2013 IOST at the University of Limerick.
  • Evening softball has rarely seen better weather on the artificial turf of the University of Limerick.
  • The Renegades Softball Club came dressed to the IOST as doctors & nurses, and stitched up the opposition with competitive play.
  • "ReneLadies" nurses Nora Tobin and Samantha Cuddy bounced and bopped their way around the bases all IOST weekend.
  • The Renegades' Nora Tobin looks on disapprovingly as the Ori-ginals' John Leonard replaces 3rd base on an overslide.
  • The Castleknock Wildcats didn't win any games, but still made big plays and enjoyed the weekend tournament as if they were undefeated.
  • "Ladies' Night" on Saturday evening eliminated the boys but brought big talent and a lot of excitement to the field.
  • Competing for "best dressed" were the Belfast Crayons - certainly, they were the most colorful!
  • The Dodder Dynamoes' Brian Connolly and the Ori-ginals' Eric Kelly discuss matters in the pre-game of the IOST final.
  • The Dodder Dynamoes' SS Frank Geoghan was the star of the show, leading his team to a win in the final against the Ori-ginals.
  • Veteran Sluggers player Eri Elliot wanted to take 2013 to spend more time with her two kids... but after starring roles filling in during regular player absences, it might not take much to convince her to return full time in 2014.
  • Eri Elliot helps prepare BBQ beef at the end-of-season picnic put on at Michiyo's place, capping off a beautiful summer of softball.

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