Maplewood - South Orange Softball: Welcome

Welcome to MSO Softball !!!

Monday, May 4
Suburban Villagers Reach Season Mid-Point

The Suburban Villagers have another busy week ahead as they look to bounce back from a tough loss on Thursday.  The Villagers head into the week sitting at 5-1 for the season and will play home games on Tuesday, Wendesday and Thursday.  Come out to cheer on our girls!  See the Suburban Villagers page for details on game dates, times and locations.

REMINDER:  Team Photos

All softball individual and team group pictures will be taken on Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th at the Baird Center.  Please see the MSO Softball News page for more details.

REMINDER:  10U Villagers Tryouts - 5/9

Thank you to all of the girls who attended the first 10U Villagers tryout on Sunday, 5/3.  The final tryout will take place this Saturday, 5/9.

All girls* who reside in Maplewood and South Orange and are age 10 or under as of 1/1/2015 are invited to try out for the MSO Villagers 10U Black summer travel team (YOB 2004, 2005).  See the Summer Villagers page for more details on dates, times and locations.

* Girls must be registered to play Recreation Softball in Spring 2015 in order to be eligible to try out for a 2015 Summer Villagers team.

8U Villagers Roster

Thank you to all of the girls who attended the 8U Villagers tryouts.  The coaches are currently evaluating all of the players who tried out and will announce the final roster by May 16.  The roster will be posted on the Summer Villagers page when it is available.

14U Villagers - Preliminary Roster

The 14U Villagers coaches have announced the preliminary roster for the 14U Villagers team.  See the Summer Villagers page for more details.

1st Annual "Storming the Village" Tournament

MSO Softball and the Villagers travel softball program proudly announce the 1st Annual "Storming the Village" tournament to be held on July 3-5, 2015 at the Meadowland Park Complex in South Orange, NJ.  See the Tournaments page for more details.

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

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.

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Wed 5/6 Diamond/Ball Suburban Villagers vs Millburn 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Meadowlands #3
Thu 5/7 Diamond/Ball Suburban Villagers vs Bloomfield 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Meadowlands #3
Sat 5/9 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 10U Black 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Memorial Park #3
Tue 5/12 star Team Photos 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Baird Center
Wed 5/13 star Team Photos 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Baird Center
Thu 5/14 Diamond/Ball Suburban Villagers vs Glen Ridge 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Meadowlands #3
Tue 5/19 Diamond/Ball Suburban Villagers @ West Caldwell 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM James Caldwell High School
Thu 5/21 Diamond/Ball Suburban Villagers vs Verona 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Meadowlands #3
Fri 6/5 star All-Star Game 2015 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Meadowlands #3
Sat 6/6 star Softball Weekend 2015 - Day 1 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Maplecrest Park (All Fields)
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