FASTBALL 45 2020


  • FASTBALL 45 Feedback - 24 Dec
    Thank you to all those that took the time to provide feedback on the inaugural FASTBALL 45 National League. All feedback will be tabled for the review committee with the aim of helping to further shape and evolve the FASTBALL 45 product. We have received some outstanding feedback to date including a few gems for consideration. In addition, there are a number of themes that have come through which we feel would be good to provide context to.
  • Pitchers Rule As Auckland Teams Take Out National Titles - 13 Dec
    Pitchers ruled as Auckland teams clinched the first national Fastball 45 softball titles after dominating the modified version of the game.
  • The Ins & Outs Of Softball NZ’s Electric Shortened Game - 09 Dec
    Fastball 45 has returned this season and is bigger than ever thanks to three regional qualifiers ahead of this weekend’s National League finals in Auckland.


FASTBALL 45 is back, and its bigger, better and in your backyard.

In conjunction with Dynasty Sport, Softball New Zealand are pleased to roll out season two of FASTBALL 45. Having completed a very successful 3 week club competition in Auckland last November the FASTBALL 45 model has been expanded to include Hutt Valley/Wellington and Canterbury.

Male and female team winners from Regional Qualifiers in Auckland, Lower Hutt and Christchurch will make their way to the Grand Final at ELE Stadium 11-13 Dec to slug it out for national honours.

Auckland and Hutt Valley/Wellington have adopted a draft approach to determine their teams rosters while Canterbury will include the top 4 club teams for each gender to compete in their qualifier.

Sky Sport will film and broadcast all 3 qualifiers along with the Finals weekend which will be delayed on free to air on Prime Television. Stephen McIvor will once again front the production along with 3-4 support commentators.

  • Week 1: November 20-22 ELE Stadium, Auckland
  • Week 2: November 27-29 Mizuno Ballpark, Christchurch
  • Week 3: December 4-6 Fraser Park, Lower Hutt

  • Week 4: December 11-13 ELE Stadium, Auckland


Nov 20-22 ELE Stadium, Auckland

Nov 27-29 Mizuno Ballpark, Christchurch

Dec 4-6 Fraser Park, Hutt Valley
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