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Fall Season Starts on Wednesday, September 21, 4pm

Pre-Season Open Practice Sessions:
Session 1: Sat., Aug 20, 11am-1pm, MC Riley Fields, Bluffton
Session 2: Wed., Aug 24, 4pm-6pm, MC Riley Fields, Bluffton
Session 3: To be announced, will be after Labor Day

Full League Schedule Details To Be Announced:
Regular Season 6 weeks, Playoffs up to 3 weeks


All new players should make their best efforts to attend at least one session (hopefully more!) to meet other current and new players, have fielding and batting practice, and have any of your questions about the league answered. Your participation in these sessions will help us assign new players to teams that help foster our goal of competitive balance.

All current players are also encouraged to attend these sessions to help orient new players to the spirit of our league and to work on their skills, as well. Our formal game schedule will start on Wednesday, September 21, 4pm.

After the open practice sessions are completed, we will determine the optimal number of teams for the Fall 2022 season. Each team may schedule their own practice sessions after rosters are finalized. Some teams may decide to practice with each other.

We continue to promote the league through the media, so new players are registering nearly every day!


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Jean Heyduck – Come On Out and Play!

“Softball is all about teamwork because you can’t win a game alone. It’s a great way to build friendships,” Jean said. For her, redemption is the best word to symbolize softball. In the first play of a game last year, she made a massive error and felt horrible. But she also made the last hit that won the game. “I messed up, but I still redeemed myself. If you persevere, you can turn things around. It’s redemption. But it’s also teamwork. We had a fast runner, a good coach and a good hit.” – Jean Heyduck in Pink Magazine

Click here to read the complete article featuring Jean in Pink Magazine


SENIOR SOFTBALL BEAUFORT PLANNING FOR SPRING 2022 SEASON

DECEMBER 19, 2021– Open practice and player evaluation sessions for our Spring 2022 season will begin on or about February 19, 2022.  The league season will start in mid-April 2022.

By registering on our website, you will automatically receive communications about our practice schedule and locations.  We encourage new players to attend at least two of these sessions.  Current players are welcome to attend any session, as well.

All new players should register individually.  When registering, if they are planning to be part of a new team from a community, company, cultural organization, etc., then please indicate the name of the team on their registration.

SSB welcomes new players who are not affiliated with a new team.  They will be assigned to a team, with the goal of balancing rosters so that all teams are competitive.

SSB also welcomes new teams with partial or full rosters to play in our league!

If you have any questions as an individual player or a potential new team, please contact us directly or send an email to seniorsoftballofbeaufort@gmail.com.

In the meantime, have a great off-season!


 Hilton Head Capital Partners came in first place in the Spring 2021 regular season

Stokes Toyota are the Spring 2021 playoff champions!


Click here to see the latest article in the Bluffton Sun

Did you read about us in Hilton Head Monthly? Click here to read the article

Beaufort County Parks & Recreation is still seeking adult slow pitch umpires! 

If interested, contact Justin Petock at Justin.petock@bcgov.net.


Beaufort County — February 26, 2021 – Beaufort County Parks & Recreation seeks adult slow pitch softball umpires. Games are Monday through Friday at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. The county will supply umpire shirt and training on the county rules. For more details contact: Justin Petock, Athletic Supervisor at justin.petock@bcgov.net or 843-962-2283.


Senior Softball Beaufort Workouts Begin
First Practice at Barker Field (Hilton Head) Draws 69 Players

Beaufort County — February 21, 2021 – What a fabulous debut for Senior Softball Beaufort on Sunday! The weather was not ideal (low 50s, some wind and, luckily, sun), but the spirit and patience of the players carried the day. Still hard to believe how many players came out.

For the curious, here is what the Barker Field contingent looks like:

  1. The oldest player is 88.
  2. The youngest is 53.
  3. The vast majority are between 60 and 74 years old.
  4. Two of the 12 registered women played.
  5. You are disbursed across all the positions and most play more than one position (can you say utility player, the most valuable kind!).
  6. More than half have Senior League or Tournament experience with a smattering of Adult and Church league players.
  7. About a third have no recent experience (these are the players we knew were out there and wanted to draw into the league).

Senior Softball Beaufort Announces 2021 League Play
 Batting Practice and Pick-up Games to begin in February

Beaufort County— January 13, 2021 Organizers of Senior Softball Beaufort announced the Inaugural 2021 season of Senior Softball Beaufort. The league looks for players 50+ who love softball and want to play in a league dedicated to fun, safety, and competition. Players are welcome from Beaufort, Hilton Head, Bluffton, and beyond.

“We want players of all abilities and will build team rosters to foster friendships, fun and healthy competition,” said Rick Trenary, one of three founders of Senior Softball Beaufort. The league plans to adapt the concepts and rules of successful programs in Charleston (250 players), Greenville (115), and Charlotte (500). Each of these leagues include tournament caliber players alongside guys who just want to play for fun without a beer league atmosphere. Spring and Fall seasons will play 16 games each plus playoffs.

The league will sponsor batting practice and pick-up game sessions in February to give players a chance to meet and feel comfortable. Registration is requested at www.SeniorSoftballBeaufort.com to help organizers reserve enough fields and provide equipment. The website will also serve as the main communication channel for the league. Watch the website for details on practice dates, times, and fields.

“We want to promote healthy competition in a safe and friendly environment,” said Dave Hofmann, another of the founders and a resident of Hilton Head. “The practices will give players a chance to see our commitment to these principles and see that their skills, rusty or sharp as they may be, will fit in fine.”