Limpopo Softball Association's LimDev Super League champions Mahwelereng Spikes are committed to the development and growth of the ball game in the province.
Spikes have offloaded their six top Under-21 players to perennial strugglers Seshego Cannons for the new season.
"We have noted with concern that Cannons have not been doing well in recent seasons and that is why we decided to assist them to regroup," said Tommy "TK" Kgomo, Spikes coach, yesterday.
"We have given them the players who have participated at national level and hope Cannons will benefit from them.
"It will also be good for the players to play in the elite league. Softball will benefit if we all work together as clubs towards the sport's development and growth in Limpopo. It is also important to other teams to have junior teams and unearth more players, and business people should come forward to assist the clubs," he said.
The players that Spikes have released to Cannons are Thamaga Maimela, Thabo Mulaudzi, Jerry Raphasha, Marvin Teffo, Katlego Gwangwa and Derrick Leope.
An ecstatic Joseph "Chief" Motladi, Cannons' publicist, said they were humbled by Spikes' gesture.
"These are good players and every coach will be happy to have them in the team. I don't think we will struggle next season," Motladi said.
Spikes have snapped up utility player Thunana Noko from Mamaolo Rebels and short-stop Thapelo Seshoka from Moletlane Texas. The players will be paraded when Spikes meet their counterparts from Ekurhuleni in a softball festival in Tsakane on August 4.
Spikes are taking their U-17, U-21, senior and ladies teams, including the masters, to the tournament that also features Tsakane Marauders, KwaThema Blue Sox, Tembisa Classic and Ekurhuleni Masters.