Monday April 23, 2018
Wednesday April 25, 2018
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Moody School (parking lot)
Preseason Practices - Field Access
If your team is looking to have a few practices prior to the season, please read below.
All requests for field access prior to the season needs to go through the City of Middletown's Park Department.
Create an email that includes:
Team Manager or Person Requesting Field from Team
Team Manager or Person Requesting Field from Team's Address
Team Manager or Person Requesting Field from Team's Phone Number
Date and Time (One Hour Intervals)
Please title your email with Middletown Mens Softball Team - Field Access Request for Practice
Please direct an email to
Brian.Young@MiddletownCT.gov (4/16 - 4/20)
christina.giurintano@MiddletownCT.gov (After 4/21)
2018 Free Agents
The list below are individuals who have contacted the league and looking for teams to play on. If you are looking to round out your rosters and need an additional player or two, please contact the individuals below.
1. Tommy Pytel - Tomasz_Pytel@yahoo.com - 860 803 9763
2018 Season Information
Thank you to everyone that came out for the team sign-ups yesterday. We had a great turn out. For the few teams that still need to complete their team info and roster sheets, please do that ASAP. Below is some basic information regarding the league, teams and divisions. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be working on putting the schedules together this weekend and will hopefully have them out to you early next week. The season will be starting on the week of April 30th. As long there are no additional weather related delays. Below is what we currently have for teams and divisions.
A/B Division - Tuesday and Friday
Double Play Cafe
Matty's Next Door
C/D Division - Monday and Thursday
Pull Out Couches
Cheap Seat Tickets
About Middletown Men's Softball
About Middletown Men's Softball League: We are a slow-pitch, NSA league that has been a mainstay of the Middletown, CT area for a number of years. We play our games at the fields behind Moody School on Country Club Road. We play mainly on week nights with make-ups played during the week if a field is open OR on weekends.
The Men's Summer League plays from late April to mid-August in Middletown, CT and is open to men ages 18 and over. We have A, B, C & D divisions for all competition levels, from highly competitive to recreational.
We are using the same ball as last year for 2018
The Men's Fall League starts the end of August and goes through mid-October.
Contact us for more information - email@example.com
Scores should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the winning team.
The standings will be updated periodically.
Be as accurate with the score as a possible. End of season tie breaker is 'runs allowed' if two teams have the same win loss record and have played each team the same number of times. A forfeit prior to the game starting is recorded as 7-0 win for team not forfeiting. A forfeit on the field for ejection, illegal player, etc leading to not enough players to continue at anytime is recorded as a score of 7-0.
Important Info and New Rules for the 2018 Season
- Limited to 2 roster shares and they must be noted who they are when you hand in your roster sheet.
- Play with 9 is okay, while you CAN use roster shares to make 10.
- No courtesy foul after 2 strikes.
- New Board members - Earle Francks VP of league operations and Dan Forlenzo Web site coordinator and game scheduler
- Established a Rule Enforcement Committee lead by Earle with Dan and myself as members.
We are asking for division winners to play Meriden division champs after season is over at Moody School.
We are also looking in to a charity fundraiser with Meriden and Middletown FD/ PD.
NSA Approved Bats Only
Our league allows only the bats listed on the NSA Approved Bat List
All bats MUST have the NSA LOGO stamped on them or they wont be tested
All bats will be tested prior to the first week of the season at Moody School or at my home. Also during the first week or league play in most cases. After that, by appointment only.
Once passing a sticker will be applied that MUST remain in plain view on the bat. If a bat doesn't have the sticker- it can NOT be used until it is tested and passes. Leave the wrapping on all new bats til it passes, some bats WILL fail from the manufacturer as they try to make them as lively as possible -- so save the receipt.
Each team receives game-balls for the regular season, and additional ones will be provided for the play-offs.
Home team to provide 2 new balls per game and carry any extras over to the playoffs.
If the team rep with the new softballs is going to miss any games, please give new balls to someone and the scorebook if possible.
Must use the approved ball. No other balls can be used for game play unless approved by both teams and umpire prior to game starting or if no other used game balls are on hand.
Middletown Parks & Recreation Weather Line
For more information on Middletown fields, including game cancellations due to weather, contact Middletown Parks & Recreation or call 860-638-4529 after 3pm. If no update from Middletown Parks and Recreation, games are ON.
Please listen for the date of the message, as old dates and messages are left on until a new one is added.
Rules for City Owned Fields
Please note the the league has a full list of league rules available. The following is a quick overview of the town's rules regarding use of their fields.
• The following rules must be obeyed:
A. No destruction of any kind.
B. All players, spectators and umpires must park in approved designated areas. No motorcycles, motor scooters, etc are allowed on the playing fields at any time. Motorcycles can be parked in parking lot or upper lot near the school only. Owners who bring their motorcycles onto the field will face a $250 fine and their bike will be impounded. Team Representative and Individual Player/s will be ineligible to play until fine is paid.
C. No littering.
D. Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed on city-owned property or any field used by this league. Any player or coach who is caught drinking before or after a game and is arrested for it, will be removed from the league for the remainder of the season. If your team chooses to remain in the parking lot after the game, all garbage must be placed in the receptacles provided. If a problem persists, the Middletown Police will be called.
• Not abiding by the above rules may result in teams forfeiting games, suspensions and fines.
• The above rules will be strictly enforced to the fullest extent.
Regular Season Tie-Breakers
The tie-breaker rule for regular season standings is as follows:
- (1) Head to head record against the team (or teams) you are tied with
- (2) Runs allowed against the team (or teams) you are tied with
- (3) Coin Flip
Unfortunately our website does not allow us to program it this way, so all tie-breakers will be confirmed manually after the regular season.