Mass Biotech Softball- Divisional Information

Metro South - Home of the 2016 & 2017 Mass Biotech State Champions!

Divisional Coordinator & Team Captain Contact Info

Divisional Coordinator: Marino Billini (cell# 508-272-8385)

Team Captains: 2019_metro_south_team_captains.jpg

2019_metro_south_team_captains.xlsx (updated 5/14/19)

General Notes/Information

2019 League Rules are coming soon (2018 League Rules: 2018_mbsl_rules.pdf )

2019 Pre-Game Captain's Checklist is coming soon (2018 Pre-Game Captain's Checklist: 2018_pre-game_checklist.pdf)

2019 Prescott Field Permit: 2019_prescott_field_permit.pdf

2019 Balch Field Permit: 2019_balch_field_permit.pdf

(Coaches: make sure to carry a printout with you in case of a field dispute)

Bats

EFFECTIVE NOW: all composite bats are banned.

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 bats are allowed. Approved Single walled aluminum bats may have a non-aluminum handle - it is the barrel that must be aluminum.

EACH TEAM is responsible for ensuring the bats they use are allowed - if a team needs help, they can reach out to the division coordinator.

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

  • It must be USA Softball stamped (formerly ASA). It can have other stamps, but the USA Softball/ASA stamp must be one of them.
  • It must be single walled aluminum. Double-walled, Triple-walled and Composite bats are not allowed. Baseball bats are also not allowed.
  • It must not be on the banned bats list.

To find out whether a bat is USA Softball approved or banned, go to this site: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/certified-equipment.

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 USA Softball 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.


Below are the Metro South approved bats for each team. If a question of a bat's legality arises on the field, please consult this list to help clarify the situation. If a bat is not on this list, it should not be used in a game.

(coming soon)


Field Information

All 2019 games will be played in Norwood at Prescott Field (behind the Prescott Elementary School) or at or Balch Field (behind the Balch Elementary School)

Directions to Prescott Field: prescott_field_directions.doc

66 Richland Road, Norwood, MA 02062. From I-95 in Canton, take exit 11B - Neponset St toward Norwood. Follow Neponset St through two sets of traffic lights (about 0.5 miles) and turn left onto Dean St. If you get to a rotary, you’ve gone too far on Neponset. From Dean St., take the 1st left onto Richland Rd. The entrance to the Prescott Elementary School will be on the left. Enter the school and drive to the left. Park in the lot across from the first field (the fenced in little league field). DO NOT PARK DIRECTLY BEHIND THE SCHOOL (near the basketball courts). The field will be directly behind the school (NOT the fenced field on the left side of the school).

Norwood has asked that we do NOT park on Old Farm Road (the street behind the 3rd base line).

Directions to Balch Field: balch_field_directions.doc

1168 Washington St, Norwood, MA 02062. From I-95 in Canton, take exit 11B - Neponset St toward Norwood. Follow Neponset St through two sets of traffic lights (about 0.5 miles) and turn left onto Dean St. If you get to a rotary, you’ve gone too far on Neponset. Follow Dean St for about 1 ¼ miles to Washington St. Take a left at the light onto Washington St. In less than 1/4 mile, turn left into the Balch Elementary parking lot. This will be the first left after you pass St. George Ave. At the end of the lot is the baseball field. Our field will be to the right of the baseball field, next to the basketball court.

2019 Metro South Regular Season Schedule & Results

Regular season tie break info: 2018_metro_south_tie_breaker_rules.docx

2019 Metro South Playoffs

2018 Metro South Champions!

Congratulations to Siemens 1 who clinched the South Series to become the 2018 Metro South Division Champions. They faced down a challenging Moderna squad who finished with an impressive inaugural season themselves.

Well done Siemens 1!

 
metro_south.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/14 11:57 by marino_billini