To be held at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney from 4 – 6 February 2019, and to be broadcast live in prime-time by Fox Sports, The Summer Slam – Fully Loaded Softball will offer shorter games, more action, less downtime and more runs scored.
The high performance event, for open women’s players, will feature six franchised teams made up of Australia’s elite women’s softball representatives who will be joined by international players from several of the world’s top 12 ranked teams.
New rules, which have been tested and trialed, will be introduced for the tournament with the entire format of the new game designed to put more pressure on players to perform right from the very first pitch.
“I am extremely excited about the concept behind The Summer Slam - Fully Loaded Softball and can’t wait to get out there on the diamond and compete in such a high-pressure, but fun environment alongside not only my fellow Travelodge Aussie Spirit team mates but also some of the superstars of softball around the world.”
— STACEY PORTER, TRAVELODGE AUSSIE SPIRIT CAPTAIN