Bradenton Senior Softball

Hooray, Hooray, It's Back to GT Bray!

Starting February 2, our Competitive Leagues (Tuesday and Thursday American Leagues) will move from Blackstone back to our home base of GT Bray.
Our recreational leagues (Monday and Thursday National Leagues) will remain at Palma Sola.  We will have a new building, housing the bathrooms, new
dugouts and additional shading and seating.  We will also have new backstops and I hear the batting boxes have been leveled! 


Play Ball! Are You Ready for Our 2021 Season ?


All league information is posted below
(Standings, Schedules, Rosters)

Getting Ready for our 2021 Season!

  • There will be no softball the week of Jan. 4th.
  • League play starting January 11th.
    • The latest word is we will continue our league play at Blackstone for the Tuesday and Thursday American Leagues until the end of January 2021.
    • The Thursday National League and Monday League will be played at Palma Sola until the end of this January 2021.
    • Games will start at 9:00AM
  • Fees will be $40 for the season and have you money
    for Barb at the start of the season.

See this months meeting minutes for more information on the league drafts

Softball Items For Sale

Follow this link to see softball-related items for sale from your fellow softball players.


Online Registration For The 2021 Winter Season Has Closed

Registration for the 2021 Season is closed. If you wish to be added to the Standby/Sub list contact William Lowe @ 941-351-3897.

Weekly Batting Practice being held at Buffalo Creek, starting at 8:30

Batting practice is held on Saturday mornings, starting at 8:30 am, at the Buffalo Creek ball diamond (closest to the Middle School). If it is occupied, we will try to be on the football field directly behind it. If that is taken, we will try to be on one of the Little League fields. (parking for those fields are accessed through the driveway to the golf course. )
Please call the rain out number ( 301-4129) after 7:20 am Saturday to confirm that BP is scheduled!

The Latest Picture from GT Bray - Construction

I passed by our beloved field GT Bray last week to see how things are progressing.  For any of you that have experienced construction projects in this county, you know it is fraught with delays and cost overruns!  It seems we have consistency with this project.  Not a lot of work done since March.  We have a new building that will have bathrooms and the new dugouts have their frames put up.  That's about it!   Do not worry, Wayne and Llyod are going 'behind the scenes' to find out what it going on and when can we expect to have our fields back.


Results of our recent poll

118 Players Responded out of 203 Surveys Sent (roughly 58%)
99 Players Will Be In Florida with 82 Planning to Play (roughly 82%)

Looking for some softball equipment? See out selling board for items available from your BSS collegues

Our selling board has now reopened!   If you are interested in purchasing some used equipment from other BSS members, visit here.

If you have some softball equipment you want to sell, send me an email ( and I will post it out.

Bradenton Senior Softball Resumes on Monday, July 13th at 8:30 !!!!

Softball will resume on Monday, July 13th @ 8:30 at Blackstone Park weather permitting.
A reminder: Please call the BSS Information Hotline at (941) 301-4129 to check field conditions on game days.
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


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.