Softball season begins on Monday. *Photo by Don Burgess
Softball season begins on Monday. *Photo by Don Burgess

For the first time in many years there has been an increase in the number of teams signed up for the Commercial Softball League.

The season will get underway Monday night at Michael Preece Stadium when Ballers International make their debut against Black Magic in a D Division game.

Bermuda Water Tours will play their first ever A Division game against Bermuda Pest Control at 7:30pm while Rosa’s Banditos take on Docksiders Tuff Dogs in the 9pm nightcap.

There are 18 coed teams this season, up from 15 from 2012. The CSL has expanded from two super divisions to four smaller ones.

The A Division features new boys Water tours along with Rosa’s, Docksiders and Pest Control. In a new format, the A Division sides will also play one game each against the B Division.

The Bermuda Cleaning Dragons are making their debut in B and will face off against the Corporation of Hamilton, Paraquet Flyers and Renegades.

The C Division is comprised of BF&M, BNY Mellon Hedgehogs, KPMG, Outback and Scared Hitless while the D Division has Ballers, Black Magic, Deloitte & Touche, PWC Allstars and St George’s Ponies.

There is also a four-team Women’s Division with PHC’s Wett & Wild Zebras, Skylights, Flanagan’s HardKnockz and Angels playing each other.

Games are played nightly Monday through Thursday with Fridays reserved for rainouts.

Any individuals interested in playing for a team are encouraged to either e-mail Danny Cook at dcsvos@ibl.bm or come down to the ballpark and talk to the coaches.