As you may be aware, Softball Ireland announced Baden as the Official Slowpitch Ball Partner of the Federation on January 30, 2020. The agreement ensures that pre-ordered balls are available to Softball Ireland clubs at a promotional price. The use of Baden balls is optional for clubs in 2020 but will be mandatory from the 2021 season onwards for all teams, leagues and tournaments. Full details of the partnership are available here – http://www.softball.ie/2020/
Softball Ireland have subsequently confirmed that the COR/Compression for Balls for the 2020 season will be .52 COR & 300lbs compression (.52/300) which brings Ireland in line with WBSC Europe.
Softball Ireland would encourage teams ordering balls for the 2020 season to purchase balls from the our new partner. Softball Ireland have also advised that the promotional price for softballs is only available through Softball Ireland and any teams wishing to order balls should do so through the link which has been emailed to your captains/team contacts.