BAJA members interested in playing softball can participate in pick-up games and a winter league at the Catino Softball Complex located in the award-winning Canoa Preserve Park. There are over 160 senior softball players, including men and women.
PICK UP GAMES
Anyone can come out to the Catino Softball Complex and join in the pickup games (as long as you sign a waiver before you play – see the link below to the non-member waiver form. ) Come on out to these amazing softball fields. Prepare to be amazed.
Waiver Instructions: If you are not a BAJA Member, please download, sign and date the → Non-Member Softball Waiver (PDF). Bring your waiver to the Catino Softball Complex and give it to the Softball Commissioner or a “grounds crew” member.
Pickup games run every Monday and Wednesday during the spring, summer and fall. After batting practice, players line up, count off and divide into teams. Everyone bats during their at-bat inning. Bases are cleared after 3 outs. Allison League bats through their line-ups twice.
Pickup game start times change, depending on how hot or cold the weather gets. As a rule, late spring and summer batting practice starts at 8:00 a.m. with games after on Mondays and Wednesdays. (People can play with their own equipment on Fridays). Fall/winter batting practice starts at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays AND Fridays, with pick-up games immediately after.
Come on down to the Catino Softball Complex and check us out!
→ Driving Directions (PDF)
From January-March, instead of pickup games, softball players play double headers (each team plays the same team twice) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in a Winter League. Players must pay their membership dues by November 1st in order to be eligible for the draft. Each of the following three Winter Leagues hold their draft selections at different times. There are usually 12-13 BAJA softball teams.If your schedule does not allow you to play regularly during the winter league or you want to play after teams have been drafted, you can always join as a substitute pool player. Please contact the softball commissioner to get on the substitute pool player list. We always need extra players!
Winter Leagues culminate with a 3-day double elimination tournament, complete with a potluck extravaganza for players, family, and fans. For winter league standings, go to Facebook →
For players who like a less competitive play. 65’ baselines. 40+ games. Women & older men may use a special bat & ball.
DeAnn Feagan, Catino League Commissioner
Jim Hill Spirit League
For players who prefer a more relaxed play. Three teams of 6-7 players who rotate from batting through the lineup twice, to the left field, then to the right field, etc. They only play on Fridays.
Dorie Carroll, Hill League Commissioner
Opening Day each January
It is an exciting time to see all the sponsor’s names on the team shirts with their matching hats at the state of the art fields at the Catino Softball Complex located in Canoa Preserve Park off of White House Canyon Road. Opening Day Videos →
Not interested in playing ball
Not a ball player, but want to share your skills? Consider becoming an umpire, scorekeeper, manager, grounds crew person, team news liaison, photographer, GVNews writer during the Winter League games.
Softball Complex Field Map