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Announcement Date: 11 April 2018

TO ALL GCSS MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS:

We have three (3) fields at Volunteer Park in Strongsville for practices starting on Tuesday, April 17th. I have sent out a general league email today containing the practice schedule.  We have practices scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next two weeks from 10:00am until 1:00 pm before our 2018 season opening games on Tuesday, May 1st.

The practice schedule shows the time and field that your team will be having a practice or scrimmage. Your manager's name denotes the time and field you will be playing on. If you do not have email please contact your manager for practice schedule information.

Also attached to the email is the 2018 GCSS outdoor schedule. With five teams this season every fifth date will be a team bye day. The game dates shown will not change due to cancelled games. Any cancelled game will be made up at the end of the 1st or 2nd half, which means a team's scheduled bye day will not change during the first half of the season. Dates for the second half of the season may need to be adjusted based on first half cancellations. The 2018 GCSS outdoor schedule is also posted on the GCSS website.

ALL PRACTICES AND REGULAR SEASON GAMES WILL BE PLAYED HERE:
VOLUNTEER PARK
21410 W. LUNN ROAD
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO

Please note that practices are dependent on the weather. THE STRONGSVILLE RAIN-OUT NUMBER WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING THE PRACTICE SEASON.

Tony Chihill
(440)465-7265


Announcement Date: 30 October 2017

GCSS Members and Supporters,

Two GCSS members were inducted into the Cleveland Slow Pitch Softball Wall of Fame this past weekend. Congratulations to inductees Jack Salmon and Chuck Barracato. Jack attended the induction banquet to receive his award. Chuck was out of town and unable to attend but he was there in spirit! Well done, gentlemen!

Your GCSS Officers


Announcement Date: 13 October 2017

GCSS members & supporters,

The Greater Cleveland Senior Softball League is pleased to announce that Tony Chihill is the 2017 recipient of the Jerry Kopacko Spirit Award. Congratulations Tony! He will receive his award at the next league meeting to be scheduled for later this fall.

The league also recognizes the other fifteen nominees for this prestigious award. It is an honor to be nominated for this award by our peers. You are all winners!

Finally, we offer a thank you to the league members who nominated their fellow players for this award and for casting their votes for nominees of their choice. Your commitment and involvement in league affairs is what makes the GCSS League the success that it is!

Mike Doyle
GCSS Secretary


Announcement Date: 11 June 2017

Temporary rule change information:

To all GCSS Members,

May 26, 2017

To: GCSS Managers and Board Members

As a result of confusion regarding foaters, as Commissioner I am exercising GCSS Rule 1G, which states: Additonal rules may be adopted by the Commissioner during the season as needed. This rule is to clarify where foaters can play and bat in the line-up and will take effect immediately for the remainder of the 2017 season. The membership will discuss and vote on this issue during the October membership meetng if required. Nothing in the GCSS Bylaws and Playing Rules for the 2017 Season addresses this situaton. Please see the rule additon below which will be referred to as “Rule TEMP 4K – Battng order and felding positons for foaters”.

Tony ChihillGCSS,
Commissioner

RULE ADDITION FOR THE 2017 GREATER CLEVELAND SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE

SUBJECT: Rule - TEMP 4K - BATTING ORDER AND FIELDING POSITIONS FOR FLOATERS

The scenarios below defne the battng order positon for foaters added to GCSS teams. A foater can play any felding positon during the game(s) for all of the scenarios below.

Scenario “A”: Floater added to a team at the start of the frst game of a double header.

- A foater that is added to a team at the start of the frst game of a double header can be inserted into the battng order at any positon. If the floater remains on the same team for the second game his battng order positon will not change.

Scenario “B”: Floater(s) moved to a different team for the second game of the double header or only plays in the second game.

- Floater(s) that are moved from “Team A” to “Team B” or only play in the second game will be inserted into the battng order immediately afer the original last batter in the line-up from the first game. This is true regardless of where the battng order starts for the second game (i.e. If the original last batter in the line-up is the leadoff hitter for the second game the next batter will be the foater(s) just added to the team).



 

 

 
 
     
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