Mass Biotech Softball- Divisional Information

====== Cambridge Division 1 ======

Cambridge Division 1

Welcome to the all new MBSL 2022 edition! There have been a few changes since our last full normal pre-pandemic season. Still a few kinks to work out, but we'll be humming along in no time.

The contact list has been updated with the information I have at hand. For those with a single contact, please provide a co-captain or alternate contact. Please provide cell phone numbers as well in case game-time contact is needed.

Fields are still being worked out. We did lose our Friday field at Glacken at Fresh Pond. Once field permits are final, the schedule will be generated and posted.

Get your docs in!
Invoices are due by mid-May.
Rosters must be uploaded using the upload tool. (Organization & Registration page –> Registration –> Team Rosters)
Send signed waivers to Rahim (
Documents and payment must be received before you can play any games.

2022 Team Captains - Contact Information

Affinivax Jeremy Rosenthal
Nicholas Fargnoli
Amgen Madeline Mannion
Beam Heather Ernst
FMI FusionsVictor 617-418-2200
Genzyme-Sanofi Keith Graver 484-695-5032
Morphosys John Holland
Tessera Jeff Boucher
Triumvirate Ian Lanza 617-293-4119
Schuyler R. Stuart 518-569-1424
Paige McNamara 781-223-1603
Sean Leonard 802-881-9456

Contact Rahim Merchant ( with any corrections or updates

Division Coordinator

Rahim Merchant
cell: 203-687-6860

2022 Standings

Place Team W-L-T Win % Games Behind
1Sanofi-Genzyme 7-1 .857 -
2Triumvirate 6-2 .750 1
3Tessera 5-3 .625 2
4Beam 5-3 .625 2
5Amgen 3-5 .375 4
6Affinivax 2-6 .250 5
7FMI Fusions 1-7 .143 6

REMINDER: The TOP 5 TEAMS make the playoffs!! Playoff seeding for teams with the same record within the top 5: winner of the head-to-head will get the higher seed (if that game was not played, seeding will be decided by a coin toss). In cases of uneven number of games played, teams will be seeded by win%. A tie counts as a half win.


The winning captain should email Rahim Merchant the score the business day following each game. Results will be posted and standings updated as games are played and reported.

The primary goal of scheduling is to have each team play every other team at least once with an even distribution of days and fields, home and away. These regular season games are scheduled through July. There are limited opportunities to reschedule rainouts - these will be decided later in the season and will be scheduled to equalize the number of games played. Preference will be given to games in which the field was closed.


All games start at 6:00 unless captains agree to an earlier start


TO BE UPDATED - Pending Additional Fields

Week1Tues5/10 Affinivax - @FoundationFF (Ahern)
Thur5/12 Amgen 33 @ Beam 29 (Ahern)
Week 2Tues5/17 Sanofi-Genzyme- @ MorphosysFF (Ahern)
Thur 5/19 Tessera3 @ Triumvirate 40 (Ahern)
Week 3Tues5/24 Beam - @ FoundationFF(Ahern)
Thur5/26 Amgen 16 @ Affinivax 17 (Ahern)
Week 4Tues5/31 Morphosys FF @ Tessera - (Ahern)
Week 5 Thur6/2 Sanofi-Genzyme 27 @ Triumvirate 25 (Ahern)
Tues6/7Foundation FF @Amgen - (Ahern)
Thur6/9 Affinivax 4 @ Beam 30 (Ahern)
Week 6Tues6/14Tessera 24 @ Affinivax 16 (Ahern)
Thur 6/16 Triumvirate13 @ Sanofi-Genzyme 11 (Ahern)
Week 7Tues6/21 Foundation FF @ Beam - (Ahern)
Thur6/23 Amgen 19 @ Tessera 21 (Ahern)
Week 8Tues6/28 Triumvirate 10 @ Sanofi-Genzyme 13(Ahern)
Thur6/30 Affinivax 11 @ Beam 20 (Ahern)
Week 9Tues7/5No Game - @No Game - (Ahern)
Thur7/7 Tessera 5 @Sanofi-Genzyme 26 (Ahern)
Week 10Tues7/12Beam 9 @ Triumvirate 21 (Ahern)
Thur 7/14 Affinivax8 @ Tessera 25 (Ahern)
Week 11Tues7/19 Sanofi-Genzyme 26 @ Amgen 7 (Ahern)
Thur7/21 Triumvirate 24 @ Foundation 10 (Ahern)
Week 12Tues7/26 Beam 11 @ Tessera 15 (Ahern)
Thur7/28 Triumvirate 28 @ Affinivax 10 (Ahern)
Week 13Tues8/2Amgen 5 @Beam 11 (Ahern)
Thur8/4Foundation 16 @Sanofi-Genzyme 26 (Ahern)
Week 14Tues8/9Tessera FF @ Triumvirate - (Ahern)
Thur 8/11 Affinivax14 @ Foundation 17 (Ahern)
Week 15Tues8/16 Sanofi-Genzyme 22 @ Amgen 11 (Ahern)
Thur8/18 Foundation 12 @ Amgen 21 (Ahern)
Week 16Tues8/23 5th Seed (Amgen) 13 @ 4th Seed (Beam) 4 (Ahern)
Thur 8/25 5th Seed (Amgen) 11 @ 1st Sd (Sanofi-Genzyme)17 (Ahern)
Week 17Tues8/30 3rd Seed (Tessera) - @ 2nd Seed (Triumvirate) - (Ahern)
Thur9/1 Tessera - @ Sanofi-Genzyme - (Ahern)

2022 Cambridge-1 Champion: Sanofi-Genzyme!

General Notes/Information 2019


Please print a copy of each permit and keep in your equipment bag.

Ahern (Kendall Sq)
Glacken (Fresh Pond)
Harrington (Lexington)
Hoyt (Cambridgeport)

Permits: THESE are the 2019 permits!! Download and carry a copy with you in case of field use disputes.


Rain/Cancellation Hotlines

  • Check the Lexington Department of Recreation's cancellations at to determine if a game at Harrington field in Lexington will be cancelled due to rain. Also, please email Ed McBride IMMEDIATELY should one of your Lexington games get rained-out (The league will receive field credits, but Ed needs to email the Lexington Recreation Department the day of the cancelled game in order to redeem).
  • Decisions on whether to play potentially rained-out games at Ahern, Hoyt, and Glacken fields should be made by the team captains.


- Review RULES and ask if anything is not clear. RULES can be downloaded from the MBSL RULES page.
- Download captains pre-game checklist and carry it with you if you are not familiar with the fields.
- Download the 2019 field permits and keep them with your equipment to fend off squatters.
- Check your team bats for legality

Key Dates


To make sure all coaches and players are aware of which bats are approved or banned, please reference the information below. EACH TEAM is responsible for ensuring the bats they use are allowed - if a team needs help, they can reach out to the division coordinators. Below is a summary - check the rules page for authority.

  • Only official softball bats may be used. Baseball bats are never permitted. If you are unsure as to the eligibility of a bat, please refer to the list of approved and excluded bats listed by USA Softball at Under approved bats, select “Display all” –> Go. Select “single-walled aluminum”.
  • Each captain should carry a print-out of this list to each game with their team’s bats highlighted. This list includes bat models as well as actual pictures of the bats.
  • Due to safety and potential injury issues Double walled, Triple walled and Composite bats have been banned from the league (even if these bats are listed as approved on the USA Softball bat list).
  • Only USA Softball approved Single walled aluminum, alloy, or metal bats are allowed.
  • Approved Single walled metal bats may have a different material handle - it is the barrel that must be metal. Each team will be required to check on their own bats (Google) and make sure they are USA Softball approved and NOT double walled, triple walled or composite.
  • It may be difficult to determine if a bat is legal for use at the field of play, therefore we expect the cooperation of all league captains

For further info and guidance on bats, please refer to the league rules linked above.

Past Cambridge I Division Winners

2022 - Sanofi-Genzyme
2021 - Combined Cambridge Division
2020 - No Season - Covid
2019 - Genzyme
2018 - Genzyme
2017 - Genzyme
2016 - Genzyme (Final 4)
2015 - Genzyme (Runner up)
2014 - Amgen (Final 4)
2013 - Amgen (1st Round)
2012 - Amgen (Final 4)
2011 - Pfizer (Runner up)
2010 - Pfizer (Final 4)
2009 - Wyeth (League Champs)
2008 - Wyeth (1st Round)
2007 - Wyeth (1st Round)
2006 - Wyeth
2005 - Wyeth
2004 - Amgen (Runner up)
2003 - Amgen
2002 - Alkermes (Runner up)
2001 - Alkermes (League Champs)
2000 - Kinetix

League championship features the winner of each of the 8 divisions in a single elimination tournament. Parenthetical indicates how far our Cambridge I team made it. Runner up: lost in the championship game; Final Four: lost in the semis.

2019 Season/Playoff Re-cap:

In what would prove to be a preview of the division championship game, Genzyme and Triumvirate, each having already earned a 1st round bye, faced off in the last week of the regular season with the winner getting the #1 seed. Once again, it was Genzyme. On the flip side, Broad and Amgen began an early off-season. In a rarity, the playoffs concluded with no upsets!

- Playoffs began with #6 Genocea facing #3 Abt. In a game with plenty of scoring, Abt moved on with a 23-17 win. #5 FMI couldn't get the offense going and #4 Sanofi notched a 13-3 win to advance to the semi-finals.

- #1 Genzyme continued their winning ways with a 23-10 win over #4 Sanofi at Hoyt on 8/21. #2 Triumvirate proved a juggernaut, rolling over #3 Abt 25-2, setting up an epic matchup between division newcomer Triumvirate and perennial powerhouse Genzyme

- After a rainout at Hoyt, the championship game was played on a somewhat squishy Tufts Park field on 8/29. For the 5th year in a row, Genzyme earned the title and advanced to the state tournament with a hard fought 10-8 victory over Triumvirate.

Coordinator Corner

This section is a place where the league commissioners post notes and important forms for the divisional coordinators.

payment_request_form.doc - To request payment for fields, landscaping, or other league-related expenses, please complete the above form. Send the completed form to Jane Kepros.

cambridge_division_1.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/23 09:03 by ed_mcbride