Mass Biotech Softball- Divisional Information

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

Cambridge Division 1

2018 Season Re-cap
- We had an 8-team division this year 10 games scheduled for each team. On the one hand, we had more games and fewer byes, but that left only 2 slots for rainouts. Fortunately, that should have been all we needed. Mother Nature this year decided to wreak havoc on the playoffs instead. We ended up pushing the Championship game out a week.

Playoffs are over:
- ROUND 1 - quarter finals: #6 Sanofi brought their A-game to the playoffs, running away with a solid round 1 win against #3 GSG-TDI. In the other round 1 matchup, Amgen came out on top against Abt after 3 postponements.
- ROUND 2 - semi finals: Round 2 opened up with a #6 Sanofi win-by-forfeit against #2 Broad, who was unable to get numbers. Genzyme continued their 2018 dominance, dispatching Amgen to continue the roll to the final. Despite being off for almost a month, rust did not settle in, setting up a final matchup between #6 Sanofi and #1 Genzyme.
- ROUND 3 - Final: Sanofi again brought their A-game and almost knocked off the reigning division champ, but Genzyme came out on top to claim a 4th consecutive Cambridge I division title.
- State tournament of 8 complete, with AbbVie Red from Metro Worcester taking the state title with a win over Ironwood from Cambridge 2. Our own Genzyme made a good showing with a 1st round win over Bluebird, but fell to Ironwood in the semis
- Thanks to all for a great 2018 season!

2018 Team Captains - Contact Information

Abt Assassins Jon Ruiz 646-229-2644
Andy 508-397-3133
Jermaine Rivera 978-429-5695
Amgen Linda Epstein 781-640-6563
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
Tyler Fenske 616-634-7886
Genzyme Diane Philie 508-579-4577
GSG-TDI Briana Dougherty 781-760-0737
Sanofi Keith Graver 484-695-5032

Contact Ed McBride ( with any corrections or updates

Division Coordinator

2018 Standings

Place Team W-L-T Win % Games Behind
1Genzyme 10-0 1.000 -
2Broad Rage 5-2 .714 3.5
3GSG-TDI 6-4 .600 4
T-4Amgen 5-4 .556 4.5
T-4Abt Assassins 5-4 .556 4.5
6Sanofi 5-5 .500 5
7FMI Fusion 1-9 .100 9
8Genocea 0-9 .000 9.5

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 4/30no game - - (Harrington)
Wed 5/2 Genzyme 17 @ Abt 4 (Hoyt)
Fri 5/4 Amgen 16 @ GSG-TDI 17 (Glacken)
Week 2Mon 5/7 Broad 14 @ Foundation 8 (Ahern)
Wed 5/9 GSG-TDI 19 @ Genocea 4 (Hoyt)
Fri 5/11 Sanofi 33 @ Abt 14 (Glacken)
Week 3Mon 5/14 Sanofi 6 @ Broad 13 (Harrington)
Wed 5/16 Amgen 22 @ Foundation 13 (Hoyt)
Fri 5/18 Genocea 1 @ Genzyme 26 (Glacken)
Week 4Mon 5/21 Abt 17 @ Amgen 23 (Ahern)
Wed 5/23 Genzyme 13 @ Sanofi 8 (Hoyt)
Fri 5/25 Broad 26 @ GSG-TDI17 (Glacken)
Week 5Mon 5/28 Memorial Day No Game (Harrington)
Wed 5/30 Abt 10 @ GSG-TDI 11 (Hoyt)
Fri 6/1 Foundation 28 @ Genocea 12 (Glacken)
Week 6Mon 6/4 Broad @ Genocea RAIN OUT (Ahern)
Wed 6/6 Genzyme 16 @ Amgen 7 (Hoyt)
Fri 6/8 Foundation 10 @ Sanofi 11 (Glacken)
Week 7Mon 6/11 Abt WBF @ Foundation - (Harrington)
Wed 6/13 GSG-TDI 14 @ Broad 15 (Hoyt)
Fri 6/15 Amgen @ Genocea (Glacken)
Week 8Mon 6/18 Amgen 8 @ Genzyme 9 (Ahern)
Wed 6/20 Sanofi 16 @ Foundation 12 (Hoyt)
Fri 6/22 GSG-TDI 23 @ Abt 24 (Glacken)
Week 9Mon 6/25 Genocea 5 @ GSG-TDI 9 (Harrington)
Wed 6/27 Foundation 3 @ Genzyme 19 (Hoyt)
Fri 6/29 Broad DNP @ Amgen DNP (Glacken)
Week 10Mon 7/2 Genocea 9 @ Sanofi 29 (Ahern)
Wed 7/4 Independence Day - No Game (Hoyt)
Fri 7/6 Abt - @ Broad - RAIN OUT (Glacken)
Week 11Mon 7/9 GSG-TDI 20 @ Genzyme 24 (Harrington)
Wed 7/11 Movie Night No Game (Hoyt)
Fri 7/13 Foundation 16 @ Amgen 30 (Glacken)
Week 12Mon 7/16 Foundation @ GSG-TDI WBF (Ahern)
Wed 7/18 Genocea 17 @ Abt 29 (Hoyt)
Fri 7/20 Sanofi 21 @ Genzyme 23 (Glacken)
Week 13Mon 7/23 Genzyme 32 @ Broad 18 (Harrington)
Wed 7/25 Sanofi 8 @ Amgen 9 (Hoyt)
Fri 7/27 Abt @ Genocea (Glacken)
Week 14Mon 7/30 GSG-TDI 24 @ Sanofi 18 (Ahern)
Wed 8/1 Broad 7 @ Abt 8 (Hoyt)
Fri8/3 Genzyme 30 @ Foundation 11 (Glacken)
Week 15Mon 8/6 Amgen - @ Sanofi WBF (Harrington)
Wed 8/8 Genocea 12 @ Broad 19 (Hoyt)
Fri 8/10 TBD @ TBD (Glacken)
Week 16Mon 8/13 Broad @ Amgen (Ahern)- RAINOUT
Week 16Wed 8/15 Sanofi (6) 23 @ GSG-TDI (3) 2 (Hoyt)
Fri 8/17 Abt (5) @ Amgen (4) (Glacken) RAIN OUT
Week 17Mon 8/20 Abt (5) @ Amgen (4) (Harrington)
Wed 8/22 Abt (5) @ Amgen (4) (Hoyt) RAIN OUT
Fri 8/24 Abt (5) @ Amgen (4) (Glacken)
Week 18Mon 8/27 Sanofi (6) WBF @ Broad (2) (Ahern)
Wed 8/29 Amgen (4) 12 @ Genzyme (1) 28 (Hoyt)
Wed 9/5 Sanofi (6) 15 @ Genzyme (1) 17 (Hoyt)

2018 Cambridge-1 Champion: GENZYME

General Notes/Information 2018


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 2018 permits!! Download and carry a copy with you in case of field use disputes.


Rain/Cancellation Hotlines

  • Call the Lexington Department of Recreation's cancellation line at (781) 698-4810, ext 706 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

Team rosters are due to division coordinator.
Insurance waivers due (must be submitted before any league-related practices or games).
League dues must be received

5/2/2018: Opening Day!


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.

Please note that composite bats will not be allowed in 2019, so if investing in new bats, plan accordingly!

For a bat to be allowed for use it must meet the following criteria:

  • It must be ASA stamped. It can have other stamps, but the ASA stamp must be one of them.
  • It must be single walled or composite. Double and Triple walled bats are strictly prohibited. Baseball bats are also not allowed.
  • It must not be on the banned bats list.

To find out whether a bat is ASA approved or banned, go to this site:

From there, choose Bats from the drop down menu and click Go. On the next page there is a section for Approved Bats where you can see all of the ASA approved bats. There is also a section of Non-Approved Bats that contains the 3 lists of banned bats.

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: 2018/11/27 08:37 by ed_mcbride