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Important Dates for the 2016 Season

 

May     7      Team Rosters Set

May   16       Preseason Begins

May   23       Opening Day



Batting Practice at The Dugout

Anyone interested in sharpening their batting skills can show up at the DUGOUT in Hyannis for indoor batting practice every Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00  AM beginning Tuesday, January 5th.  

The cost is $5.00 per session.  No reservations - just show up by 10:00.  The Dugout is located behind the new BMW dealership - Willow Street to 105 Ferndoc St. C-1 to the very end.

Any questions or for further information, contact Bruce Turner

508 385-4116 (H), 774 208-8799 (cell)


Request to Explain the Fee Increase

 

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:

  • This is the first increase in seven years and expenses have increased over the years.
  • We have two fewer sponsors than we had seven years ago. 
  • We had a lot of trouble last season with the Ezra Baker field, one of only two fields that we have exclusive use of.  In order to make that field playable again, we have to put some work and money into it.  That will begin in April.
  • Yarmouth, which has never charged us for field use, is making repairs and added fencing to Sandy Pond.  They have already added 30 tons of clay to the infield.  In addition they have aerated, over dressed and seeded at Sandy Pond, Homer and Flax Pond, improving those fields.  They have received a grant to repair the back stop and add new fencing at Sandy Pond. The cost of the work now exceeds the grant received and they have asked us for some money to help with those repairs in exchange for more use at those fields.  We have agreed to this but will also have extra dates available for the Yarmouth fields.
  • Harwich will be increasing the fees for the use of their fields, although we have an agreement with them to make Potter available to us for Tuesday and Thursday nights, greatly helping D1.

With all of this said, I will add some other things about the increase:

  • We have a thirty game schedule, 2 pre-season games and a minimum of 2 playoff games.  That's 34 games with a cost of $2.94 a game.  The increase accounts for 74 cents a game.  There is no charge for the Spring Saturday morning games, the Tuesday-Thursday practices, or the new Saturday Fall pick-up games that followed the fall league.
  • The fee for the Falmouth League for this past season was $125 and the EMass league fee is even higher.
  • The increase will not cover all of the costs for the field issues that I have mentioned above.
  • In addition to the increase, I will be working with the Board to take a comprehensive look at the budget to determine other cost savings matters. We have already identified several of those, partly based on good suggestions from Hank Bowen and others.

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.  

Terry Moran


An Amazing Baseball Story

Most of us know a great deal about the history of baseball. But I would bet that very few know about this truly amazing story about Moe Berg, a major league player that you probably never heard of, but he played with Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. To read about this story

Click Here

 

Thanks to Tom Radziewicz for sending it my way


 

We just scored a prize recruit.  Ed Norton will be playing in the CCSSL next season!  He claims his skills are very good, but why did he ask if he could use his wrench bat? Does anyone have info on that model.


Softball at the Dome

 

Once again this year there will be softball at the dome in Bridgewater on Monday and Friday beginning on Dec 4th at 10am.  Everyone is invited to join our CCSSL group who are keeping their skills sharp over the winter.  If you have any questions, you can contact Allen Souza at 508 264-1657.

350 Bedford St #2, Bridgewater, MA 02324


2 CCSSL Players Shine at the ISSA Winter Nationals

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.


Article from the Cape Cod Chronicle

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.


A New Addition At Memorial Field

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.


BULLETIN TO ALL PITCHERS!!
 
The practice pitching frame is back!  It stands majestically* outside the Memorial Field centerfield fence, clearly defining the 6-foot and 12-foot "flat" and "illegal" pitch limits.  The pitching rubber (wood, actually) and home plate bang board are a regulation 50 feet apart.  We suggest that you pitch with two partners so that you can work together - one pitching, one eyeballing the height of each pitch, one calling strikes and balls at home plate.  In this manner the pitcher can focus on throwing strikes, while getting feedback on height and accuracy.
 
This is your chance to learn how to work the top and bottom of the pitching zone and drive batters crazy!
 
If you need any assistance, call or email Bob Warde (508-237-3874, rcwarde@comcast.net) and he'd be more than happy to help you out.  The gates are open during the week until approximately 6:00 p.m. before league games begin, after which they're open until 8:00 p.m.  Bring your own bucket of balls or find out where the not-so-secret extra key to the shed is located.
 
UMPIRES:  Watch a pitcher practice and see just what a 12-foot pitch looks like and how difficult it is to throw a flat-pitch strike.  You might be surprised! 
 
* ... if  Ichabod Crane was majestic.  Like Mr. Crane, the frame has some weird angles on its old bones (aluminum poles).

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No Batting Practice at The Dugout on Tuesday, January 9th


2016 Application is Now Available

Check if your application has been received.  Updated 2/8/2016


How Close is Spring Softball?

Spring is only 6 Weeks Away!

Spring Saturday Softball March 19th

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