*** 2020 Season Status ***
For 2020 all players must have signed a registration form documenting they have read and will follow the RMSS COVID-19 guidelines as documented here before participating in any RMSS practice or game. The COVID-19 guidelines are also available under the More tab.
The first RMSS practice will be Wed. July 8th & continue on Monday July 13th & Wed. July 15th, starting at 8:30 AM. You will be able to register at one of the practices.
The deadline for registrations is 11am on Wed July 15
Practicing before game time is your option, just be ready to play 15 minutes before the game starts. Batting practice, limit 10 balls per batter, sanitize balls etc. Game time, on deck player picks up batted players bat by barrell & returns it to the batting rack. If the pitcher or anyone else decides to move the pitching screen, they need to sanitize the area touched. Please look over the COVID-19 plan again, before playing!
2019 Session 4 Champs, Edward Jones with a 4-2-1 record and a tie game against Thrivent in the Championship Game
Front Row - Tim Nolden, Bill Gosse, Larry Batterson, Benj Mahle, Jerry Krantz
Second Row - Bob Horstmann, Phil Castrovinci, Dan Richter, Dave Anderson (mgr), Merv Henke, Rod Lanners
Back Row - Kevin Herzog, Duane Petersen
Not pictured - Joe Jennison, Bill Traetow, Bill VonWald
2019 Session 3 Champs - Shorewood with a 7-2 record and a win over Prime Time Health in the Championship Game
Front Row - Larry Batterson, Bill Gosse (mgr), Bob Adams, Gregg Schreck, Bobette Pronk
Second Row - Bill Sutter, Bill VonWald, Ed Butler, John Homme, Matt Halleck, Tim Nolden, Gary Oldenburg
Not Pictured - Gary Thomas
2019 Session 2 Champs, Shorewood, with an 8-2 record and a 30-9 win over Edward Jones in the Championship Game
Front row - Rick Schafer, Whitey Perlich, Larry Batterson, Bill Gosse (mgr), Bill Miller
Back row - Benj Mahle, Bob Horstmann, Ed Butler, Tim Nolden, John Bowron, Bobette Pronk, Tony Speltz
Not pictured - Charlie Farrell, Leroy Stolberg
2019 Session 1 Champs, Shorewood, with an 6-0 record and a 18-11 win over Black's Auto in the Championship Game
Front row - Ben Borgen, Mike Ewen, Bobette Pronk, Melisa Doe, Bill Gosse (mgr) Tom Kowalewski
Back row - Gregg Kropp, Tom Lundin, Gregg Schreck, Jim Chihak, Ron Sanders, Tim Klein, Larry Batterson, Bob Adams
Not pictured - Bob Conway, Dick Gosse, Will White
A few of the Doe children are also included
Rochester MN Senior Softball League
Rochester MN Senior Softball (RMSS) is a spring/summer league open to
men and women players. Men must be at least 50 years old during
the playing season. Women players must be at least 40 years old during
the playing season. Our focus is on fun, fitness and fellowship. Games
are played on Monday and Wednesday mornings at McQuillan
fields in southeast Rochester, behind Longfellow school on Marion
Road. Normal start time is at 9:30 AM with optional batting practice at
8:30 AM. Due to weather or field availability start times are
occasionally changed slightly.
The season is separated into sessions. Players register as individuals, then are drafted and
assigned to teams
for each session. This minimizes a single team dominating
other teams and accounts for player availability based upon new players,
injuries, vacations, and work responsibilities. It also promotes
fellowship as the team rosters change each session. The dates for each
session are included on the General Calendar (under the More tab) and
reflected in the Games Schedule page. The Events/News page records our mid-season picnics and other celebrations in addition to general news items.
The 2020 fee will be $48 with an early bird rate of $40. The fee covers the 40 scheduled games plus picnics. The Registration and Waiver page has the early bird sign up dates/locations and the Registration and Waiver form. You may print the form on your printer and bring it filled out. Please bring proof of age.
Remember, women must be at least 40 by calendar year end. Men must be at least 50 by calendar year end.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you want to join the league after the season starts, contact a RMSS Board member or a Team Manager. The Board members and team manager information is available on the Contact Us page. A per game fee or a reduced season fee, based upon your start to play date is offered.
There are picnics at the end of each scheduled session. 2020 season picnics are scheduled for 6/3, 7/15, 8/19 and 9/23. They are FREE to RMSS players and great opportunities for fun and fellowship!!