Seniors in North County (San Diego) have a great way to loosen up their bones and meet a great bunch of people. Join us in playing softball!
So who is a "Senior"? We say that men and women as young as 55 qualify. That's it, every one is welcome!
The North County Senior Softball League is recreational, so all skill levels are welcome!
Don't worry that you haven't played in decades-most of us hadn't either, and safety is our first concern. After all, we want to continue for a long time. We have several players in their 80's, still going strong!
We play league games on Tuesday & Thursday mornings on fields in Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista.
BE SURE TO JOIN US FOR PICKUP GAMES AT PINE PARK IN CARLSBAD ON MONDAY MORNINGS STARTING AT 9 AM FOR EVALUATION AND TEAM ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION.
Interested in playing softball with North County Senior Softball? We'd love to hear from you....
CHECK OUT THE MOST UP TO DATE SCORES AND LEAGUE STANDINGS
One Season in which each team plays the other teams 4 times – 36 Games
Check out the video "NCSS Come Play Ball With Us 2015" now playing on You Tube, then come out next Monday morning to a pickup game for evaluation. There is more information about that below.
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New players and current players, come join our pickup games at Pine Park, beginning at 9 am each and every Monday. To read an SD Union Tribune article about our league, click here.
CAUTION TO ALL PLAYERS!
During a game at Alga Norte on February 6, 2018 a player was almost hit in the head by a hard throw from right field as he ran from first to second base. He used the run-through line on the right side of second base instead of the left side. All players are cautioned to be aware of where throws may come from as they run to second or third base, and choose a run through line that will not put you in between the base and the throw.
Do you have friends or family members visiting? Carlsbad Inn is offering their "Friends and Family Discount" to all members of our softball league. To take advantage of the offer, call Assistant General Manager Joli Hatch at 760-434-7020 x 403 and mention the North County Senior Softball League.
CULTURA 25 THE DRAFT 20
It was a slugfest at Calavera today with Cultura outlasting The Draft. The Draft jumped out to an 8-5 lead with Tony Sando going Yard for a 4 bagger. Cultura had a slew of hits today with Marty Fenlon, Bob Porter, and Jim Plotkin each going 5/5 and much of the lineup adding 3 or 4 hits. A Jim Plotkin HR ran the score to 16-8 and another rally capped by Bob Peters 3rd hit got Cultura up to the 25 run mark. The Draft kept coming though and strung together a series of hits with Sando, Joe Gomez, Hugh O’Neil and John Wakeman all punching out 4 hits to close the gap in the 9th. But Cultura held on for the win. Best wishes to Leigh Peterson who had a minor scare and was held out of the game today. Thanks to Jimmie Martin for umpiring.
NUCCI'S 11 PIZZA PORT 9
It was a pitchers dual today with Russ Roopenian of NU pitching 6 shut out innings and Rich Keefer of PP pitching 4 shutouts. Dave Koch hit a home run in the 3rd to give Nucci’s the lead 7-2. Both teams were scoreless in the 4-5 inning. Both teams scored two runs in the 6th and were scoreless in the 7th. John Cellini hit a homer in the 8th inning bringing in two runs for the lead 11-4. PPB never gave up and scored five runs at the top of the 9th. Great defensive plays from PPB,
Jeff Gorman also 4-4, Gene Becker was outstanding at 3rd base with a nice double play at 3rd to 1st. Dave Frantz made great defensive plays at SS. Great team effort by all players on Nucci’s.
2017 SUMMER/FALL CHAMPIONS
Army/Navy 17 Nucci's 14
For game photos, go to the Resources Page
To download a copy of the NCSS Field Diagram, click here.
John Wakeman of The Draft hits against Cultura during a game at Calavera Park 2 on April 24th.
Dan Griffin of Cultura camps under an infield popup during a game against The Draft at Calavera 2 on April 24th.
YOU DON'T STOP PLAYING BECAUSE YOU GET OLD.
YOU GET OLD BECAUSE YOU STOP PLAYING.
THAT PIZZA PLACE 11 CARLSBAD INN 5
Solid and occasionally exceptional defense and just enough timely hitting gave That Pizza Place an 11-5 victory over a Carlsbad Inn side that went several innings looking for just a hit, any hit. Both teams were short handed and shared "last outs" in right field. TPP's leaders were Steve Newberg, a "loaner" from O'Ireland with a 3 for 4 and several tough plays at "rover" and Jim Giovanazo, also 3 for 4 and exceptional in the field. Manager Vern Blough's long home run just out of TPP's Bob Blachford's reach in right center was THE highlight for CBI. Teammate Bob Blakely led all hitters with a 4 for 4. Back to those "last outs" manning right field both teams. Ray Sutton and Dennis Poulson of CBI made key plays for TPP, Ray with a difficult backhanded stab of a likely home run and Dennis on a running grab that ended the game. Both demonstrated the "spirit" that makes our league what it is. As TPP Manager Ray Kusmer would say, "Dilly, Dilly!"
GASPAR 20 I-5 BAIL BONDS 16
I5 jumped to early leads of 8-2 in the 2nd and 13-7 in the 5th. But as they have done before this season, Gaspar came back in the later innings, outscoring I5 10-3 in the last 3 innings. I5 was led by 4 for 4 hitting from Rick Shaw and Steve Makoff, each of whom had a homer, and 3 for 4 hitting from Mitch Anderson, Greg Newman, and Bill Garner, who also had a homer. Gaspar was led by 4 for 4 hitting from Skip Moyer and Barry Anderson, and homers from Wally Wallace, Eddie Gillette, and Joe Itson. However, Gaspar's defense may have been the most important factor in determining the outcome: it was porous at the beginning, but solid at the end, turning 4 double plays and catching liners and flies that fell in during the early innings.
O'IRELAND, THE PIE SHOPPE-bye