Area – Jap Massachusetts Senior Softball (EMASS) is opening its annual registration marketing campaign for slow-pitch softball gamers age 50 and over. With over 400 members, the league attracts gamers from cities throughout Jap Massachusetts with video games performed on fields in Wayland, Medfield, Ashland and Framingham. The EMASS season opens in Could with 18 weeks of standard season video games scheduled by Labor Day and year-end playoffs accomplished in early October.
“We performed ball safely in 2020 and we are going to do it once more in 2021,” stated Walker Royce, Commissioner of EMASS. “Our gamers will do no matter it takes to get out on the sphere with their teammates and we are going to regulate the COVID protocols we used efficiently final yr to make sure the security of our members within the 2021 season.”
After COVID-19 delayed final yr’s season opening till July, EMASS salvaged a welcome half-season in its Saturday divisions and delivered a full 36-game season within the weekday divisions by enjoying twice per week. With facial coverings, social distancing and different frequent sense tips, EMASS performed all through the summer time and fall of 2020 with none member testing optimistic.
“The 2020 EMASS season was a wholesome escape and a variety of enjoyable with a brand new twist,” stated Royce. “With masks concealing the identification of each batter, it was onerous to inform whether or not the participant at-bat was a rookie energy hitter or an outdated veteran place-hitter.”
EMASS will open the 2021 season as quickly because the cities give the go-ahead. After the expertise with pandemic play in 2020, the league is aware of the way to get its COVID-19 protocols accepted with city officers to make sure a protected setting.
“Participant suggestions in 2020 was distinctive and we are going to construct on that have to ship an incredible Senior Softball season in 2021 as nicely,” stated Royce.
About EMASS Senior Softball League
EMASS was based in 1995 and affords over 400 seniors of all ability ranges a protected, well-organized alternative to play aggressive slow-pitch softball. EMASS members vary in age from 50 to 90. Talent ranges vary from informal leisure gamers to those that play on nationally aggressive event groups. Gamers of any ability degree will discover a spot with groups of comparable skills in a number of of EMASS’s 5 divisions. The American division (common age 60) and Nationwide division (common age 67) play doubleheaders on Saturday mornings. The weekday divisions play once-a-week doubleheaders on totally different days with the Pacific (common age 64) on Mondays, the Metro (common age 75) on Tuesdays, and the Atlantic (common age 69) on Thursdays. Many members play on totally different groups in a number of divisions.
For extra details about EMASS Senior Softball League, go to www.e-mass.org.