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MSSC runs Spring, Summer, and Fall leagues each year. The Spring season usually starts in April and runs through mid-July. Summer season usually starts in mid-July and goes through late August or early September. Fall season usually starts in August or September. These timeframes are subject to change depending on the weather. The Summer and Fall seasons don't start until the previous season has been completed. You can register a full team or sign up as an Individual and MSSC will place you on a team if we have any looking for additional players or we're able to form a free agent team. The recommended roster size is 15 players.

 

Basic Info

Some league information appears on this page. More is found in our Frequently Asked Questions and the rulebook linked in the grey menu bar toward the top of the page. General club policies can be found at the bottom of this page in the Info & Help section.

 

Scheduling

Since it is asked all the time: Schedules are posted a few days after registration closes. If you signed up for Tuesday nights, your team plays on Tuesdays nights, and you should be available for any time slot.

 

Format

  • We are offering leagues every weeknight except Wednesday in 2021. Nights may need to be consolidated if there aren't enough teams for any given night, so please choose alternate nights during registration just in case
  • Teams consist of ten players on the field. All leagues are co-ed, at least four fielders must be female, and a female must hit at least every third at-bat
  • Team shirts, balls, and umpires are provided by MSSC. Players provide their own bats, gloves, and any protective equipment they wish to wear. No bats on USA Softball's banned bat list will be permitted (a recent list appears at the end of the rulebook linked on this page)
  • Games are slow pitch and last seven innings or one hour - whichever comes first
  • Seasons are six regular season games plus single-elimination playoffs. All teams make the playoffs
  • Please read the rulebooks linked in the grey bar toward the top of the page for full details on formats and rules

 

League Capacity

 

Weekday leagues typically have a capacity that varies depending on how many fields we are able to get. The Saturday league has no capacity and thus your team could potentially play anytime between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. If you are considering a weekday league, do not wait until the last minute to register if you want to play.

 

Divisions: Upper and Lower

 

We may be able to segment some leagues into separate divisions if we have multiple fields. Teams self-select their division, subject to MSSC approval. Be honest about your skill level, as teams who are truly Lower division teams do not enjoy getting blown out by teams who lie, and it makes the league look bad for allowing that type of skill disparity to occur. There is nothing wrong with being an Upper division team, and there are no prizes awarded in the Lower division. If you are at all questioning where your team belongs, you probably belong in Upper as far as our leagues go. If you played in a prior season and we know you're good enough to play in a higher division, we'll move you there. There is no guarantee we will be able to segment any given league into separate divisions. All teams may be placed in one division. We define our divisions as follows:

 

Lower: Teams who are newer to softball or otherwise have a very low skill level. They have a fair number of players who don't throw or hit well, make a lot of errors, and don't understand softball strategy. Their pitcher probably has trouble throwing strikes and their outfielders misjudge a lot of balls.

Upper: Everyone who is not a Lower division team

 

Individual registration details: Individuals may sign up and we will place you if we can. No payment is required at sign up. We will contact you if we have a spot for you and place you when payment is received.

  • Men: We typically are not able to place many males who register as Individuals in the co-ed league because most teams are not looking for additional males. 
  • Ladies: If you want to be placed on a team, it's best to sign up on your own and NOT request to be placed with a male, as there is a much smaller chance a team will pick you up if you want to play with a guy.

 

Dates and Location

 

  • The Saturday league will be held at Goodman Park on Olin Ave
  • Weekday leagues will be played at Bowman Park on Fish Hatchery Road

 

Prizes and Other Benefits

  • Upper division: Champions t-shirts and gift cards
  • Lower division: No prizes or recognition of any kind

 

For complete details, please download the Rulebook linked in the grey bar at the top of this page. When you're ready to sign up, click the blue "Team" or "Individual" button below to register. Click the grey "League Details" button for the full details on dates, start times, locations, etc.

 

 

Questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us.

 

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Softball
  Co-Ed

Fall Friday Softball

  • Locations: Bowman Park
  • Friday (Starts on Friday, August 13)
More Info
More Info

Before you register for a league, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration closes one week prior to the start date, although many of our leagues sell out before registration closes.

Teams are co-ed and consist of ten players on the field.

If you have a question and don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

8.13, 8.20, 8.27, 9.3, 9.10, 9.17, 9.24, 10.1, 10.8, 10.15, 10.22

6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM

Softball
  Co-Ed

Fall Monday Softball

  • Locations: Bowman Park
  • Monday (Starts on Monday, August 30)
More Info
More Info

Before you register for a league, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration closes one week prior to the start date, although many of our leagues sell out before registration closes.

Teams are co-ed and consist of ten players on the field.

If you have a question and don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

8.30, 9.6, 9.13, 9.20, 9.27, 10.4, 10.11, 10.18, 10.25, 11.1, 11.8

6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM

Softball
  Co-Ed

Fall Tuesday Softball

  • Locations: Bowman Park
  • Tuesday (Starts on Tuesday, August 31)
More Info
More Info

Before you register for a league, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration closes one week prior to the start date, although many of our leagues sell out before registration closes.

Teams are co-ed and consist of ten players on the field.

If you have a question and don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

8.31, 9.7, 9.14, 9.21, 9.28, 10.5, 10.12, 10.19, 10.26, 11.2

6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM

Softball
  Co-Ed

Fall Thursday Softball

  • Locations: Bowman Park
  • Thursday (Starts on Thursday, September 23)
More Info
More Info

Before you register for a league, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration closes one week prior to the start date, although many of our leagues sell out before registration closes.

Teams are co-ed and consist of ten players on the field.

If you have a question and don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

9.23, 9.30, 10.7, 10.14, 10.21, 10.28, 11.4, 11.11, 11.18

6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM