Welcome to Oak City Softball League
SPRING 2023 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
We are so excited to announce registration is underway for both our Open (Coed) Division AND our Women’s+ Division Spring 2023 seasons! Each Open Division team is planned to play 14 regular season games, and a minimum of 2 games in the division’s season-ending tournament; our Women’s Division teams will each play 10 regular season games, and like the Open Division teams, will play a minimum of 2 games in the division’s season-ending tournament (the tournament for each division will be double-elimination format, held over two weekends). Registration, which includes our code of conduct agreement and waiver, is now open through March 1st, 2023. Please do note that March 1st is a firm date for registration closure. Our league is intended to provide a welcoming, respectful environment for LGBTQIA+ (and allied) players and teams; our rules of play are also posted.
Spring 2023 will be our first season as a member of NAGAAA (North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance), and our third season as a member of ASANA (Amateur Sports Alliance of North America). We are so excited about our membership in both organizations, and we can’t wait to share more news about our plans for Raleigh in the spotlight on the national stage – more information will be coming at the beginning of our season! We’ve worked hard to put together what we think will be a great experience for everyone, and can’t wait til opening day!
FALL 2022 LEAGUE TOURNAMENT AND SEASON CHAMPS
Congratulations to our Open Division Fall 2022 league tournament champions, Ball Busters! They placed first in our tourney, followed by Turn N’ Burn in second place; both teams received trophies for these wins, and Turn N’ Burn were also season division champs. In our Women’s+ Division tournament play, Queen Misfits earned 1st place, with Rainbow Warriors in 2nd place; Queen Misfits were also season division champs. Congratulations to everyone, and we are ready to get back to it in March 2023 (registration open shortly)!
FALL 2022 SEASON REGULAR SEASON GAMES ARE COMPLETE!
We finished regular season play on Sunday, November 13th, our 7th weekend of play this fall. Our biggest season yet was amazing — 248 players and 17 teams strong, playing the game we love, socializing at the fields and at our host bar, and contributing to our community charitable endeavors!
OCSL Open Division – Fall 2022
|1||Turn N’ Burn||13||1||0.929||0||168||71||97||6-0||7-1||9-1||L1|
|3||I’d Hit That||9||5||0.643||4||135||85||50||0-1||9-4||6-4||L2|
|4||Cleats N’ Cleavage||8||6||0.571||5||133||121||12||4-4||4-2||5-5||L1|
|8||Hard Apple Sliders||6||8||0.429||7||163||156||7||1-2||5-6||6-4||L1|
|8||Inside the Spark||6||8||0.429||7||111||117||-6||5-4||1-4||4-6||W1|
OCSL Women’s+ Division – Fall 2022
Note: Each Open Division team played 14 regular season games over 7 weekends, and will play a minimum of 2 games in the season-ending tournament; our Women’s+ Division teams played 10 regular season games over 6 weekends, and like the Open Division teams, will play a minimum of 2 games in our season-ending tournament (the tournament for both divisions will be double-elimination format, held over two weekends).
A friendly reminder: Our league is intended to provide a welcoming, respectful environment for LGBTQIA+ (and allied) players and teams; our rules of play and code of conduct are posted on this website to provide the proper expectations to everyone affiliated with our league. Both of these items have been the subject of careful review by our leadership team and we believe they set us apart in a positive way in our quest to create a fun environment for our players — we’ve worked hard to put together what we think will be a great experience for everyone!
We use USA Softball Approved Bats Exclusively
We adhere to the use of USA Softball (formerly ASA) approved bats, exclusively. Bats need to have an ASA or USA Softball stamp, and not be on the USA Softball Non-Approved list (this PDF is dated 10-5-2021) in order to be used in Oak City Softball League games. What this means, other than bats not appearing on the ban list, is that any bats in league play MUST have an ASA/USA Softball stamp regardless of other organizations appearing on a bat (USSSA or NSA bats without an ASA/USA stamp are not allowed). Please see league staff if there are questions and we will clarify for you. If you would like to do further research, the updated list is kept on USA Softball’s website; additional explanation of terms, organizations, and stamps can be found in this blog post.