The Brighton Baseball Club will host the first ever UK women’s baseball final at its home ground at Waterhall, Brighton, this Sunday (1pm).
The new UK Women’s Baseball League began in 2021, having postponed its scheduled start to 2020, and has been the UK’s premier women’s baseball league for over 80 years.
In Sunday’s final, the London Mayhem will face the Southern Belles to find the first national female baseball champions.
The Brighton Baseball Club was chosen by the British Baseball Federation to host the Glorious Diamond Final at Waterhall, Brighton, overlooking the Downs.
The club, who turn 60 in 2022, this year entered two teams in the BBF Single A Southern league and finished first and second in the league.
Their two teams – the Brewers and the Jets – then played a wildcard match to advance to the BBF Single A playoffs in Bristol. The Brewers won and advanced to the final in Bristol where they were beaten in a close game by the London Mustangs.
The club said: “One of the Brighton Jets players – Sarah Bannerjee – also plays for London Mayhem in the women’s league, so we will be cheering her on Sunday on her home diamond!”
Tickets are free – so people can just show up on Sunday afternoon and watch the game. Diamond Baseball is located behind Waterhall Rugby Field.