The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Steve Salins

Softball league offers reprieve from duties of every day life


Last updated 5/2/2019 at 11:50am

Journal photo by Steve Salins

Every Wednesday evening, casual women's softball teams from six eastern Washington towns go to battle for the honor of being league champions. Above, the Ritzville team huddles for a team meeting during one of its recent games.

Softball... play for the fun of it? Yes, that's happening almost every Wednesday evening in a casual women's league.

It's been going on for years, maybe decades. They play every Wednesday evening at 6:30 in one of six eastern Washington towns: Ritzville, Odessa (which has two teams), Wilbur, Grand Coulee, Wilson Creek and Davenport. It has all the hallmarks of an organized league, but sometimes it becomes a scheduling operation to match up teams.

The idea is to play each team during a season. At the end of the season, the team with the best record is "League Champ." Also at the end of the...

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