Mass Biotech Softball- Divisional Information

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

Cambridge Division 1

2019 Season is upon us!

There will be a few changes from last year. We unfortunately lost GSG-TDI. We welcome Triumvirate as a transfer from Cambridge III.
- New bat rules are in effect this year. Only single-walled aluminum bats are allowed; no composites and no multi-walled. See Bats Rules below for details.
- The general rules have been updated. No significant changes, but captains should review before your first game.
- Scheduling has been delayed due to a rather sudden notification that Glacken will undergo construction and will not be available after June. I have been looking for a venue to replace it. The first 6-8 weeks will be posted and the remainder of the schedule will be posted when it becomes available.

2019 Team Captains - Contact Information

Abt Assassins Jermaine Rivera 978-429-5695
Amgen Linda Epstein 781-640-6563
Chris Ilch 347-693-3077
Broad Rage Kevin Larpenteur 651-332-3989
Ed McBride 508-789-3415
FMI FusionsMatt 617-823-1908
Genocea Biosciences Brittany Bemko Rubin 781-367-2483
Genzyme Diane Philie 508-579-4577
Sanofi Keith Graver 484-695-5032
Triumvirate Ian Lanza 617-293-4119
Schuyler R. Stuart 518-569-1424
Andrew Bower 617-599-6256

Contact Ed McBride ( with any corrections or updates

Division Coordinator

2019 Standings

Place Team W-L-T Win % Games Behind
1Genzyme 5-1 .833 -
2Triumvirate 5-2 .714 0.5
3Abt Assassins 3-2-1 .583 1.5
4Sanofi 4-3 .571 1.5
5FMI Fusions 3-3 .500 2.0
6Amgen 2-4-1 .357 2.5
7Genocea 2-5 .286 3.5
8Broad Rage 2-6 .250 4.0

REMINDER: The TOP 6 TEAMS make the playoffs!! The 1st and 2nd place finishers get a first round bye. If there is a tie for the 6th seed (ie, 6th and 7th are tied), there will be a play-in for the slot rather than using tie-breakers. Playoff seeding for teams with the same record within the top 6: 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).


The winning captain should email Ed McBride the game 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

Week1Mon 4/29no game - - (Ahern)
Wed 5/1 FMI 8 @ Sanofi 17 (Hoyt)
Fri 5/3 Triumvirate10 @ Genzyme 13 (Glacken)
Week 2Mon 5/6 Abt 17 @ Broad 13 (Harrington)
Wed 5/8 Genocea 6 @ Triumvirate 16 (Hoyt)
Fri 5/10FMI 11 @ Amgen 10 (Glacken)
Week 3Mon 5/13 Amgen - @ Sanofi - RAINOUT (Ahern)
Wed 5/15 Broad 15 @ Genzyme 12 (Hoyt)
Fri 5/17 Genocea - @ Abt - RAINOUT (Glacken)
Week 4Mon 5/20 FMI - @ Genzyme - RAINOUT (Harrington)
Wed 5/22 Abt 15 @ Amgen 15 (Hoyt)
Fri 5/24 Triumvirate 7 @ Sanofi 6 (Glacken)
Week 5Mon 5/27 Memorial Day No Game (Ahern)
Wed 5/29 Genocea 20 @ FMI 32 (Hoyt)
Fri 5/31 Sanofi 18 @ Broad 20 (Glacken)
Week 6Mon 6/3 Triumvirate 22 @ Amgen 9 (Harrington)
Wed 6/5 Abt 5 @ Genzyme 30 (Hoyt)
Fri 6/7 Broad @ FMI WBF (Glacken)
Week 7Mon 6/10 Broad - @ Amgen WBF (Ahern)
Wed 6/12 Sanofi 12 @ Triumvirate 10 (Hoyt)
Fri 6/14 Genzyme 30 @ Genocea 16 (Glacken)
Week 8Mon 6/17 FMI - @ Genocea WBF (Harrington)
Wed 6/19 Genzyme 12 @ Sanofi 10 (Hoyt)
Fri 6/21 Abt 5 @ Triumvirate 22 (Glacken)
Week 9Mon 6/24 Triumvirate 31 @ FMI 5 (Ahern)
Wed 6/26 Amgen 24 @ Broad 21 (Hoyt)
Fri 6/28 Genocea 13 @ Abt 14 (Glacken)
Week 10Mon 7/1 FMI - @ Genzyme - DNP (Harrington)
Wed 7/3 Independence Day - No Game (Hoyt)
Fri 7/5 Independence Day - No Game (Glacken)
Week 11Mon 7/8 Genocea 25 @ Broad 16 (Ahern)
Wed 7/10 Movie Night No Game (Hoyt)
Thu 7/11 Amgen 9 @ Sanofi 15 (Tufts Park)
Fri 7/12 Genzyme - @ Abt - RAINOUT (Glacken)
Week 12Mon 7/15 Genocea 4 @ Sanofi 44 (Harrington)
Wed 7/17 FMI - @ Triumvirate - RAINOUT (Hoyt)
Thu 7/18 Genzyme 15 @ Amgen 9 (Tufts Park)
Fri 7/19 Broad - @ Abt WBF (Glacken)
Week 13Mon 7/22 FMI @ Genzyme (Ahern)
Wed 7/24 Sanofi @ Abt (Hoyt)
Thu 7/25 Broad @ Triumvirate (Tufts Park)
Fri 7/26 Amgen @ Genocea (Glacken)
Week 14Mon 7/29 Triumvirate @ Genocea (Harrington)
Wed 7/31 Genzyme @ Broad (Hoyt)
Thu8/1 Amgen @ Abt (Tufts Park)
Fri 8/2 Sanofi @ FMI (Glacken)
Week 15Mon 8/5 Amgen @ Genzyme (Ahern)
Wed 8/7 Sanofi @ Genocea (Hoyt)
Thu 8/8 Abt @ FMI (Tufts Park)
Fri 7/12 TBD @ TBD (Glacken)
Week 16Mon 8/12 TBD @ TBD (Harrington)
Week 16Wed 8/14 (6) @ (3) (Hoyt)
Thu8/15 (5) @ (4) (Tufts Park)
Fri 7/12 (8) @ (7) (Glacken)
Week 17Mon 8/19 (3/4/5) @ (2) (Ahern)
Wed 8/21 (4/5/6) @ (1) (Hoyt)
Thu 8/22 L 6/3 @ L 5/4 (Tufts Park)
Week 18Mon 8/26 @ (Harrington)
Wed 8/28 (4) @ (1) (Hoyt)
Thu 8/29 @ (Tufts Park)

2018 Cambridge-1 Champion: 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 2018 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

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.

2017 Season/Playoff Re-cap:

Amgen had a heavy schedule leading up to the playoffs due to a division-high 4 rainouts. Going into the final 2 weeks of the season, Amgen pulled off a pair of wins in 4 days to earn the #1 seed and a 1st round bye, cementing the seedings at: Amgen #1, Genzyme #2, Foundation Med #3, Sanofi #4, Broad #5 and GSG-TDI #6.

- Playoffs began on 8/16 with #5 Broad facing #4 Sanofi with Broad coming out on top, setting up a matchup with #1 Amgen on 8/23.
- Friday 8/18 featured touch and go weather, which led to a decision to postpone to Monday, but unfortunately Foundation was unable to rally the team for the trek to Harrington and had to forfeit, moving #6 GSG-TDI into round 2 to face #2-seeded Genzyme on 8/25.

- The 5-1 matchup between Broad and Amgen on 8/23 resulted in Broad pulling off a 2nd straight upset, this time against the top seed, to advance to the division final to face the winner of GSG-TDI vs Genzyme.
- #6 GSG-TDI took on #2 Genzyme Friday afternoon 8/25. Genzyme ramped up the O and clamped down on D in a solid victory to advance to the division championship against Broad on 8/30.

- The Division Championship was played at Hoyt on 8/30, with #5 Broad taking on #2 Genzyme for the right to represent Cambridge I in the inter-divisional MBSL state tournament. Genzyme combined solid defense with a relentless offense to take the title for the 3rd year in a row. Congratulations, Genzyme!

REMINDER: The TOP 6 TEAMS are in the playoffs!! The 1st and 2nd place finishers get a first round bye. Playoff seeding for teams with the same record within the top 6 will be decided by the head-to-head match-up, with the winner getting the higher seed; if that game was not played, seeding will be decided by a coin toss.

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: 2019/07/19 17:00 by ed_mcbride