Co-ed softball season gears up

The 2009 co-ed softball season gets under way on January 27 at the Field of Dreams.

The co-ed league programme, which is run by the Cayman Islands Little League Association, boasts more than 500 participants, said co-ordinator Alan Markoff.

‘We have three different leagues encompassing varying levels of skill,’ he said.

‘We have a highly competitive league, a moderately competitive league and we even have a developmental league, which plays with a softer ball and shorter field. That league is more for those trying to learn the game or for those who just want to have some fun.’

The co-ed winter season runs through May, with teams playing most of their games on Monday through Thursday nights. There are some weekend games as well.

Last winter, a record 25 teams participated in the three leagues and a similar number are expected this year.

‘Co-ed softball has become one of the most popular participatory sports in Cayman, partially because just about anyone can play it,’ said Markoff. ‘It’s fun way of getting some exercise.’

There’s still time for teams to join the league and for new players to hook-up with teams. A meeting for all team captains looking to enter a team in the programme will be held on Monday 19 January at 7pm at the Field of Dreams clubhouse.

Individual players looking to join teams, and others desiring more information about the league, should contact Alan Markoff at [email protected].