Today marks the end of the first half of the softball season, the spring season. There will now be a break during July and August, when the heat is almost too unbearable to play. Although we’re sure plenty of teams will continue practicing throughout the summer, games will not recommence until September, when each team will play in 3 more tournaments for a chance to go to Baku to play in the national championship tournament.
This spring season saw more parity than AISL has ever seen. Here’s a brief recap!
Team To Beat:
Danachi, Zaqatala: Although they are no longer undefeated, they have a 7-1 record with a +33 run differential, despite playing in the most competitive division. Strong bats and quick gloves make this team the early favorite for the national crown.
Honorable mention: Bilesuvar: They remain undefeated and don’t seem to be slowing down.
Up and Comer:
Ismayilli: There’s no question here. First year team Ismayilli is sporting an impressive 8-2 record with a +32 run differential going into the break. No one expected this!
Honorable mention: Balaken: Despite a 3-6 record, Balaken maintains a +14 run differential and has not lost a game by more than 2 runs. They’re in every game and just need to find that final piece of the puzzle before they become a true powerhouse.
|Division||Team||Wins||Losses||Winning %||Runs For||Runs Against||Differential|
|The Road to Baku|
|6||Oguz||Top 8 Advance|
|7||Tovuz||1. Best in each division|
|8||Balaken||2. Most Wins|
|9||Goranboy||3. Run Differential|