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Cassidy Cup Finals
Saturday June 4th
9:30 at Potter
Mid Cape Door vs. Ben & Jerry's
11:15 at Memorial
Chatham Squire vs. Yardarm
9:30 at Memorial
Bonatt's vs Cape Cod 5
11:15 at Potter
We are still looking for volunteers to umpire this season. If you are interested in umpiring this season, please contact Bob Warde at firstname.lastname@example.org
60s Travel Team in Pompano
A group of players from the 60’s Travel Team of the CCSSL recently competed in the Pompano East Coast Senior Softball Tournament the week of March 7-10. The Mariners played 10 games over a five-day period. The competition was tough. In addition to the Mariners, there were 3 other teams from Massachusetts, one each from Canada, New Jersey and Pompano, Florida that made up the “A” Division. The team finished the tournament tying the New England Patriots with an overall best 7-3 record but lost a tiebreaker to finish in second place. The team included Tony D’Allesandro, Bob Marcella, Mike McCluskey, Larry Kanupp, Mike Walsh, Kenny Rogers, Dave Pina, Frank Pina, Paul Pavone, Paul Donnelly, Bob Maruca, Rich Bettley, Tom Kapitan and Mike Kelleher. Bobby Marcella pitched 9 of the games and finished with a 6-3 record. Big Mike McCluskey pitched the final game to pick up a win. The team hit extremely well throughout the tournament with a team batting average well over .600. The players wish to thank Cape Save Weatherization and Brax Landing Restaurant for their support during the tournament.
As we enter 2016, the 30th season of the CCSSL, I have received some requests to explain the reasons for the increased fee this season.
There are several things that have necessitated the increase:
With all of this said, I will add some other things about the increase:
I feel that the increase is necessary because the conditions of the fields we play on is one of the most important things that we can provide our players, not just because it makes for a better playing experience, but for safety reasons.
Two players from CCSSL, Dave Clark and Peter McClelland, were members of the 2015 International Senior Softball Association (ISSA) Winter Nationals Tournament winning team played in Virginia Beach Oct 9-11. The team competing as C&C Medical Supplies went undefeated in 5 games and were Champions of the 70s AAA Division. Dave played middle infielder and shortstop and Peter pitched and played infield. Both were selected to the All-Tournament Team.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
by Kat Szmit
It takes strength, guts and determination to play a sport at any age. There are always risks involved. But when passion prevails, athletes are born.
Such is the case with the members of the Cape Cod Senior Softball League. These men and women, age 55 and up, take to the fields with a youthful exuberance, ready to play ball, aching joints and the raised eyebrows of the younger generation be damned. They aren’t there for admiration, after all. They’re there to play the game they love and will continue to play until they simply can’t.
As you enter the path that leads to Memorial Field, be sure to take a look to your left and see the new memorial to Joe Cassidy, the founder of our league! Joe is the player who made this possible for all of us by starting Senior Softball here on Cape Cod back in 1987.
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