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The Oberlin Review

IM Softball Draws from All Corners of Campus

IM Softball Draws from All Corners of Campus

April 21, 2017

Passing by North Fields on a Wednesday afternoon, echoes of teammates calling for a pop-fly or the crack of a ball popping off a bat can be heard from over a hundred yards away. This isn’t a varsity team warming up for its next game; it’s intramural softball, where students from all corners of campus take the chance to exercise and compete. But with team names like Jose Queervo and Spicy Pork Bowl, it’s clear that intramural softball is largely about having fun. Rules are made or bent so t...

Intramural Softball Championship Approaches

Intramural Softball Championship Approaches

May 8, 2015

The 2015 intramural softball season will soon come to an end, and with the championship games being played this weekend, teams are preparing for their final bats this season and, in some cases, for their entire college careers. While some students dabble in the sport, other students, such as 40–40 Club senior captain Maisy Byerly and Skinflutes senior captain Dylan Cohen, have committed four full years to playing on the makeshift baseball diamonds on North Fields. Byerly has been a team leader since he...

IM Softball Provides Chance for All to Step Up to the Plate

IM Softball Provides Chance for All to Step Up to the Plate

April 25, 2014

Last Sunday afternoon, next to the women’s softball field by North Fields, a group of forty students sat beneath the evergreen trees, pitched balls to one another and practiced their swings. Some had a natural talent for the sport, swiftly catching fly balls and casually hitting doubles into the outfield, while others showed little to no knowledge about softball. After an hour on the field, it became clear that intramural softball is as much about the spirit and culture of friendly competition...

In The Locker Room with Michelle Polyak, Dylan Cohen and Maisy Byerly

In The Locker Room with Michelle Polyak, Dylan Cohen and Maisy Byerly

April 25, 2014

This week the Review sat down with intramural softball captains, senior Michelle Polyak of the Senior Shockers and juniors Dylan Cohen of the Skinflutes and Maisy Byerly of the Designated $hitters to discuss their team names, how much they value intramural softball and why more people should play. What first drew you to intramural softball? Michelle Polyak: I started playing my freshman year because I knew some seniors that were playing and were really enthusiastic about it, and I decided to tr...

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