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Champion 75s Travel Team
The CCSSL 75s Back Office Team was successful in winning the AAA Division and securing the championship. The 75 team was composed of Dave Badger, Bob Buck, Bob Blakeslee, Jack Deschamps, Chas Crawford, Rich Johnston, John Lamberti, Ray Castellano, Chris Sweeney, Vince Scales, Jim VanBaalen and Stu Winston. Chas Crawford, Bob Buck and Bob Blakeslee stood out both offensively and defensively and were selected to the All-Tournament Team.
Champion 80s Travel Team
A CCSSL travel team composed of our oldest, active players in their 80's and sponsored by Back Office Associates of Harwich, participated in the SSUSA Winter Nationals in Cape Coral, Florida, November 3 - 5, 2015. Spearheaded by outstanding hitting and excellent infield defense, the team swept through their division to capture the championship. Although having success in the local Cape Cod Classic over the last two years, this was the first road victory for this age group, most of whom have had previous experience on the Back Office 70 and 75 teams in tournaments across the nation. Their first attempt as an 80 travel team occurred in June in Akron, Ohio where they were a very close second. In spite of record setting heat in Florida, the Back Office team exhibited excellent stamina and conditioning belying their ages. The team was composed of: Jack Ferrie, Jim Parmelee, Vince Van Norman, Nate Koppel, Gary Blodgett, Mike Onnembo, Bill Page, Dan James, Mike Hanafee, John Sullivan, Tom Daronco, Guy Brigida, Tom Fazio and Ralph Becker. Fazio and Becker were roster replacements for Joe Graziosi, Frank Van Reit and Chet Grocki who were unable to participate. The manager was Bernie Powers.
Cape Cod Whalers - 70s Travel Team
The Whalers have a strategy session with Bill Lee
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.
Paradise Pizza won the 2015 Cassidy Cup in Division 3. Here the team poses after the champion- ship game with the trophy and members of Joe's family. Congratulations to Paradise Pizza!
As we all know the Cassidy Cup is played in honor of Joe Cassidy, the founder of our League. The Division 1 championship was decided in extra innings on a run driven in by Joe's grandson, also named Joe Cassidy. This was a fitting way to decide the inaugural Cassidy Cup.
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.
For the first time the Cape Cod Senior Softball League fielded a travel team to compete in the 80-year-old division. The team traveled to Akron, Ohio to compete in The Buckeye Classic. This team is sponsored by Back Office Associates who also sponsors the 75 travel team. Click here to read all about it
The CCSSL 75's travel team sponsored by Back Office Associates competed in Lakeland, Florida in the 2015 Tournament of Champions Tournament on the 6th. Despite a string of health issues and injuries, the team captured 3rd place. The roster consists of: Chris Sweeney, Jack Ferrie, Jim Parmelee, Vince VanNorman, Joe Graziosi, Jack Deschamps, Mike Sullivan, Bob Blakeslee, Hank Baldasarri, Tony Bonina, Tom Daronco, Jim VanBaalen, Nate Koppel and Stu Winston. Bernie Powers is the manager. All teams in this tournament won qualifying tournaments sometime during 2014 to be eligible. Jim Parmelee was selected to be the team's representative in the All-Star game to be held on the evening of the 5th. One player per team was allowed.
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For as long as the weather will allow, Saturday pick-up games will continue in Harwich with BP at 9:00 and games at 10:00
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