Maplewood - South Orange Softball: Welcome

Welcome to MSO Softball!!

MSO Softball

Maplewood-South Orange (MSO) Softball is a non-profit, volunteer organization which is committed to the promotion of girls’ softball within the towns of Maplewood and South Orange.  We strive to develop great young women both on the softball field and in our communities.  We aim to provide a strong foundation in the development of fast pitch softball and prepare the girls to play in a competitive environment while still having fun.  We encourage players to be supportive of their teammates, be coachable, and be enthusiastic.  We seek to provide a positive, challenging and rewarding experience for all players.

The Maplewood-South Orange (MSO) Softball program is open to all girls from Kindergarten to 8th grade who live in either Maplewood or South Orange.  MSO Softball provides girls with an opportunity to play in either the town recreation softball program or travel softball program.  In addition, MSO Softball provides educational and training opportunities for players, coaches and umpires.  See the relevant links below and in the left-hand menu for more information on all of the MSO Softball programs:

Recreation Softball

Villagers Travel Softball

Be sure to come back often to check the Calendar for important dates as well as the MSO Softball News page for information on upcoming events.


See the FAQs page for answers to all your MSO Softball questions OR contact the MSO Softball Committee at

2017 MSO Softball Night


 MSO Softball Night will take place on Monday, May 1st at 6:00pm when Columbia High School takes on Millburn.  All MSO players and their families are encouraged to attend the game and cheer on Columbia.  This is a great opportunity to get MSO Softball players involved with the Columbia softball program!  The game will be held at Meadowlands #3 in South Orange.

Picture Day is just around the corner...

The 2017 Recreation Softball Picture Days are Tuesday, May 2nd and Wedneday, May 3rd.  Please click the link below for the specific time for your team:

Picture Day Schedule

Picture Day Order Form 

Mark your calendars for Softball Weekend!!

MSO Softball will be holding the 10th Annual Softball Weekend on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  The weekend kicks off with the All-Star Game on Friday, June 2nd followed by the Recreation League playoffs on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th.  Come out to cheer on our girls as they compete for the Recreation Softball championship!

See the All-Star Game and Softball Weekend pages for more details and the weekend schedule (will be posted late-May).

Weather Updates: Code-a-Phone & Twitter
(South Orange Fields ONLY)

If the weather or field conditions are in question, there are two ways that you can be informed:

Code-a-Phone - Call the Code-a-Phone at 973-762-0748 to hear a recorded message about cancellations or postponements.  If there is no anouncement for the current day, then all activities will take place as scheduled.  Messages are generally posted by 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. on weekends.

Twitter - Set up “twitter” account to receive notifications.  To do so, go to, create a free account, and follow “SOrangeRec”.  Again, if you receive NO notice, then all activities will take place as scheduled.

NOTE:  You can also get updates sent to your cell phone without a Twitter account.  Just send a text message that says "Follow SOrangeRec" (without the quotes) to 40404 and you will start receiving tweets from us on your device.

Follow MSO Softball on Twitter

Follow @MSOsoftball for news and updates related to MSO Softball programs.

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 4/29 star Softball & Baseball Parade-2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM CHS Ritzer Field (start) to Memorial Park (end)
Sun 4/30 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 8U 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Maplecrest #3
Mon 5/1 star CHS Softball's 2nd Annual 'MSO Softball Night' 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Meadowlands #3
Tue 5/2 star Team Photos 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Baird Center
Wed 5/3 star Team Photos 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Baird Center
Wed 5/3 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 8U 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Maplecrest #3
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