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Spring 2015 Season General Information

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The March 2 games have been RAINED OUT.

Both the February 23 and March 2 rainout games will be rescheduled for later in the season.

The Fall 2014/Spring 2015 player draft was held on Monday, August 25, 2014.

The Spring 2015 14-game regular season will start on January 26 and run through June 8; it will be followed by a 3-week double-elimination playoff from June 15 through June 29.

Playoff Format:

  • All teams will be seeded based on the SSUSA seeding criteria.
  • All teams will play a double-elimination playoff for the league championship.
  • Teams may pick up players from the league players, the waiting list, or the player pool.
  • The higher seed will have its choice of home or visitor.
  • Awards will be presented to the two playoff finalist teams.

Rule Clarification: Pitcher's protective face mask must be worn over the face.  Sorry, but duh!

Rule ChangesRefer to Rules 15-Over-the-Fence Rule, 16-Pitching Screen, and 17-Playoffs.

League Fees: $45/player for the 6 Menifee teams and $540/team for Brandon's Diner and North County.

Batting Practice:

We will be having batting practices:

  1. Wednesdays at BLD/Perris, 9:00 am 
  2. Mondays (while on hiatus) and Fridays at Spencer's Crossing, 9:00 am

Schedule (next game)

Week 6 March 2 - RAINED OUT
Time BLD1 BLD2
9:00 am North County vs. White Team, Wong Time Bleedin' Blue vs. Red Wave
10:30 am Goin' Long & Deep vs. North County Mean Joe Green vs. Eight Balls
     
Home team listed first.


2014 SSUSA Rule Changes

Several rule changes were approved by the SSUSA Rules Committee and went into effect on December 6, 2013.  MVUDSS will incorporate the following SSUSA rule changes plus Rules 15, 16, and 17 league rule changes into its spring 2015 season:

  • Commitment Line - The commitment line will be moved from 20 to 30 feet from the home plate/scoring line to reflect the move (over the years) of the base distance from 60 to 70 feet.
  • Face Masks for Pitchers - Pitchers will be required to wear protective face masks.
  • Hit & Sit - On an over-the-fence home run, the batter and base runners will not be required to secure the next base.  They can simply return to the dugout.
  • Crossing or Touching Batters Box - A base runner who runs through or over the batters box attempting to score will be out.

About The League

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Menifee Valley Upper Division Senior Softball (MVUDSS) is a Monday morning men's slo-pitch softball league for seniors 55+.  Games are played at the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Perris, CA.

Out-of-area teams have the option of playing once a week or playing bi-weekly doubleheaders.

We use SSUSA tournament rules and approved bats; e.g. the Miken Ultra II is OK.

The league is open to tournament-caliber players.  It currently consists of teams/players from the Menifee Valley, Ontario, Hemet, Palm Springs, and North San Diego County areas, and walk-ons.

"The quality of play in our new league remains at tournament caliber, providing this level of play to local upper division senior softball players on a weekly basis.  As the league gains attention, we are hopeful of attracting enough upper division players to allow us to play two days per week. 

Until such time, we will continue to offer high brand softball to senior players."

... Joe Hansell, league co-founder




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