Southern Adventist University is back in session for the fall semester. And the start of another school year, brings another season of softball. This year, the sport has taken off, and many students are going out to play.
Intramural Director Troy Walker said there has been an uptick in teams this year. Last year, there were only 24 softball teams, while this year 33 teams signed up to play.
Softball allows a team to have nine players on the field at once and enables the entire roster of players to hit as well. Compared to basketball, football and soccer, it is better at allowing everyone to play at the same time.
This year brought the total return of pre-pandemic regulations for softball with masks not being required at all at Southern.
The tournament begins on Sept. 24, and it has received a name change. Walker said it will be called the“For the Love of the Game” Softball Tournament. The games are still scheduled to be played throughout the night, and the games will be played at The Summit in Collegedale.
Southern’s intramural Instagram account received an upgrade this year and has been posting pictures of students on its story, while also giving the scores and standings for the day. The account helps keep the students connected with intramurals on campus. Student can follow the Instagram account @sauintramurals for more details.
Softball intramurals will run until Sept. 24, and flag football intramurals will begin once the softball season comes to a close.