Sloshball is a drinking game. It is played very much like your typical softball or kickball rules but with a few twists:

  • Instead of a second base, there is a keg of beer. It's usually something college-y and cheap. Like Natural Ice
  • To determine who's home and/or away the two captains chug a beer. Winner gets to choose.
  • When people reach second base after batting the only way to move on to third is to finish a beer. At this point there are two variations to the game.
    • Chug Rules: Each runner must chug a beer while at the keg before the next runner reaches second or else it is considered an out.
    • Normal Rules: When a runner reaches second they may stay there until they finish their beer and more than one runner is allowed on second base.

Annual Sloshball Games

Lisa Bo Feng, Shannon Mitchell, Rob Roy, Nadine Elsibai, and Katy Tang at the Aggie vs. KDVS Sloshball game, June 2006

  • Every year there is the infamous sloshball game between The California Aggie and ASUCD. In 2005 the Aggie just decided to not play ASUCD. What were their reasons? Well, it's probably because ASUCD always wins. So the Aggie decided to take on the pale, skinny kids at KDVS for 2005, and even issued a joke "press release" about their decision. As it turned out, staffers from the Aggie did beat KDVS, after a 7th or so inning BBQ break and keg substitution; but it's not like it was a surprise (even though there were a few runs that the Aggie scored due to balls that were arguably hit in foul territory and counted as fair). KDVS should be proud of their athletic effort — after all, they actually had jerseys. In 2004, the game was canceled due to the ASUCD Senator Ackerman Scandal and other tensions between the organizations. Two years ago, however, The Aggie got trounced by ASUCD.
    • The trees that haunted KDVS from the previous year's game would not be a factor in their 2006 rematch with The California Aggie for Lower Freeborn bragging rights. Fielding a squad which featured improved athleticism and their trademark enthusiasm, KDVS went on to defeat the Aggie 22-11 in twelve innings of play.
  • SOS has their annual Picnic Day sloshball game (mandatory chug rules) after most of the normal festivities are over. This game usually gets pretty rowdy (last year it ended up in wrestling and keg stands). Often, old school SOS staff and officers show up for the annual event.
  • The CoHo regularly holds sloshball events (4-5 a year) and will either play amongst each versus "out front" or play other large agencies on campus like Unitrans and KDVS. So far the CoHo has a perfect record when playing other teams. Unitrans was soundly defeated by the CoHo in early 2006, they even left before the kegs were finished so the CoHo ended up playing each other. In late summer 2006 the CoHo narrowly defeated KDVS....the narrow victory be blamed on KDVS's refusal to drink a lot...and thus staying sober longer than the CoHo.
  • Add more...I know there are more.

During spring, there are Sloshball games about three times a week at Slide Hill Park. This is probably because open containers are allowed and there is an awesome cement slide.


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2005-06-04 02:57:04   This is just a quick little note to let KDVS that they are about to get PWNZER3D by The California Aggie tomorrow. Good luck, folks. That Sudwerk trip was all the energy needed. W00t! —MichaelGiardina

2005-06-06 06:31:22   I think I'm smelling a Columnists vs Feminists game, we'll bring the pink you bring the pain. —JimSchwab

2005-06-06 16:58:00   I think James is saying this in jest. I think the Aggie is a great college newspaper and the best paper in Yolo County. And I, for one, concede that the Aggie won the sloshball game even though I do debate a couple runs they scored. I will also say that the Aggie is a better news source than KDVS. That is because it is not KDVS' speciality. BUT if you divde the product that KDVS provides by how much emplyees are paid and look at the product and do the same thing with the Aggie, lets be honest, dollar for dollar KDVS is better. —RobRoy

2005-06-06 17:02:26   Oh snap! —BrentLaabs

2005-06-06 21:24:31   LOL, Sorry I guess sarcasm does not translate well over the internet. I was just trying to bring some humor. —JimSchwab

2006-02-19 16:38:23   Uh, can anybody say Slip N Sloshball? The name should be pretty self explanatory, but you get a slip n slide for the last leg of the third to home stretch. Set up the SNS so it is at an angle. You don't want to bat in a puddle. I've only found one park in all of Davis that can accomodate it. Suffice it to say you need a spigot near home plate, and about 100 feet of garden hose. It's in an elementary school's field. Any more and I give away our secluded spot. Happy searching! —JeffSpeckles

2007-09-10 16:04:12   Whats up bros!! Check out our sloshball/kegsoftball website @

Email us, or drop us a message in the guestbook, and we'll add you to the list of keggers from across the country.

Game on.

Mike T Sackets Harbor, NY —kegsoftballhero

2008-09-24 11:52:16   Does one need to obtain some sort of permit to have a keg at say, Slide Hill Park? —EricLin

2008-12-17 16:43:18   Sloshball is tons of fun. We even made it into a fund raiser, and made a video montage. See here: