History of Scorpions
Above: The Scorpions Softball Team Collect The Paul Domialle Memorial Trophy from
Mr & Mrs Domialle
The Scorpions Softball Team at the presentation night after the 1999 Mens Open Bank Holiday Tournament.
They have in fact won the trophy three times, 2001 being the most recent, beating USAF Lakenheath in a competitive final.
A few years ago they travelled over to USAF Lakenheath to take part in the July 4th Open Tournament, along with London Meteors, Clacton Royals. After some good softball they found themselves in the final along with USAF Lakenheath. With Earl Hicks on the mound for the home side it was always going to be a tight fought game,Scorpions Jason Smith was on the mound and hurling some fine drop balls and had the Lakenheath batters swinging at thin air for the first 2 or 3 innings. But Scorpions new it was too good to last and they started putting metal to leather, in doing so found themselves with men on base. But for some fine double plays and a couple of lucky bounces Scorpions went in to bat in the 4th inning and began to notch up a couple of runs.Some tight fielding in the 5th,6th and some more good aggressive base running they foud themselves 8-0 up come the 7th inning.With a tired Jason Smith on the mound they managed to shut out their opponents and ran out winners, in doing so became the first Guernsey side to beat a USAF side away from home.
Above: Scorpions Cather Paul Seammen
Shadowed by one of the Blues at USAF