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April 30 New Players Evaluation Clinic
May 7 Team Rosters Set
May 12 Preseason/Cassidy Cup Begins
May 23 Opening Day
Division I (55-65) - Plays Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Fridays with games at 6:00 pm
Division II (66-73)- Plays Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays with games at 6:00 pm
Division III (74+) - Plays Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays with games at 10:00 am
Masters Division - Plays Tuesday and Thursday Mornings
Last season, we started the Cassidy Cup to honor Joe Cassidy, who was the founder of our league. This year, in order to maximize participation, there will be a new twist to the Cassidy Cup. Brian Hastings has done a great job of developing and organizing this event to honor Joe and has developed a format that the players will appreciate.
We all know that prior to our season, each team plays some preseason games to get ready for the upcoming season. In this case, the 2016 season will be the 30th that the league has operated. To honor Joe, who 30 years ago laid the groundwork that got us all hooked on senior softball, our preseason games will be the 2016 Cassidy Cup.
Each team will be scheduled for three games prior to the start of the regular season. These will be regular preseason games and not one pitch games as was the case for the Cassidy Cup a year ago. Based on the outcome of those games, the two teams from each division with the best record will play a championship game on the Saturday after Memorial Day. Once again, we will invite Joe’s family to be part of the activities and to present plaques to the winning teams.
More details will be coming to you as we form teams to move on to the 2016 season.
2016 MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY ATHLETICS
(Benefitting Women’s Athletic Programs)
(The Ridge Club / May 10, 2016 / 10:00 am tee time)
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.
We always welcome new players to join the league. To get more information and apply online
Check if your application has been received. Updated 4/26/2016
The Masters Division will play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 at Kelley. If you need any information, contact Dick Carroll at 508-362-9128.
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