Bradenton Senior Softball

Update on resuming play!

SS Update (Saturday, May 23, 2020)

I know we’re all anxious to get back to playing softball.

Manatee County is in the process of implementing a COVID-19 Re-opening Plan. The earliest we’ll be able to get back to playing softball is the week of the 15th of June. That date could be changed.

We’ve been informed that both G.T. Bray and Palma Sola will be unavailable. Blackstone Park at 2112 14th Ave W. in Palmetto will be available for our Monday & Thursday pickup games.

There are advantages to Blackstone Park. The fences are 300 plus feet unlike the short fences at Palma Sola. Unlike Palma Sola there is plenty of parking without worries of a foul ball hitting a vehicle. There are modern facilities (i.e. Bathrooms & Drinking Fountains) unlike the construction (& porta johns) at G.T. Bray.

For more information concerning Blackstone Park, check out the following web site:

Again, please note the June 15th date is tentative. The start date is dependent on Manatee County’s review of COVID-19 Re-opening plan. As more information becomes available additional emails will be forthcoming. Other options are to check the BSS Web Site (  or the BSS Weather Hotline (941-301-4129) for the latest updates.
If I am able to conduct practice before June 15th, I will send out emails, update the hotline & have Russ put something on the Web Site.

William Lowe
For The Board

Welcome to Our New Web Site

Taking advantage of the quiet time (and keeping my boredom level down), we have a new Web site.  Feel free send me your comments (

Thank you



Due to the coronavirus emergency designation within Manatee County, Bradenton Senior Softball has suspended all games and practices indefinitely.

Notification when softball can resume will be posted on the BSS website ( and on the BSS Weather Hotline (941-301-4129).

GT Bray Under Construction

While we are on an extended break, the crew has knocked down the old bathrooms.  It is now cleared out and ready for new construction!

Congratulations to Our 2020 Award Recipients!

During our annual banquet, the league recognized the following players with an award certificate.  Congratulations to these winners!

  • Wily Veteran - Rob Genter                                           
  • Gold Glove - Art Douglas 
  • Sunshine - Bob Walton 
  • Clutch Performer - Rocco Romano
  • Newcomer - Dave Plew
  • Lead Off Man - Mike Dulac

About Us

Our Softball League

Our league has continuous competition 52 weeks/year.  We play at GT Bray and Palma Sola Parks in Manatee County.


Anyone can play

Our players are 60 and older. Everyone is invited to play.  All that sign up will be guaranteed to play at least one day per week.


We play all year

Our play is organized into leagues from January until April and we have pick-up games the rest of the year.  We play double-headers and start early in the morning (usually 8:30 start time).  There is also informal batting practice for those that would like to brush-up on their game

For more information, see this link.

Questionable Field Conditions?

Call our information line at 941-301-4129 if there is ever a question about field conditions.  The league coordinator will update the message on this line as soon as he knows that the fields will be playable or not playable.