BRADENTON, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast League (FGCL), capitalizing on a successful inaugural summer baseball season, is expanding to include collegiate softball for summer 2020. This will be the first softball summer league of its kind and is designed to provide the collegiate player with a playing and training experience not offered in any other capacity.
The league will consist of 12 teams located in the Bay area stretching from Clearwater to Sarasota. Rosters will be capped at 16 players per team and all must be current collegiate players, with a very limited exception of two signed high school graduates per team. The season will begin in June and will consist of a 30-game schedule which will include an All-Star/Parent Weekend, as well as special events throughout the season. Players will also have access to indoor facilities for training.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled at starting a league specific to college softball players,” said FGCL Executive Director Ryan Moore. “Softball continues to grow and we want to be part of that. These athletes have never had an opportunity like this and we, as a board, are committed to them and in growing the game.”
Registration for the FGCL has opened and can be found on the league website, www.flgulfcoastleague.com.
-- Courtesy of Florida Gulf Coast League