Welcome to Walnut Creek Senior Softball – The “CREAKERS”
Are you interested in the premier senior slow pitch softball league in the Walnut Creek California area? You are invited to join the “CREAKERS” a young group of softball enthusiasts who are in their 50s through 80’s. The Walnut Creek Creaker Organization is open to all who are over the age of 50, and have sufficient skills to participate. The CREAKERS are a part of the Walnut Creek Seniors Club (WCSC) (a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation) and all players must be a member of the WCSC in order to participate in CREAKER Softball. The Creakers are an all-volunteer, amateur, player supported league.
All of our games and practices are in the mornings starting around 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday and are played at the ball fields at Heather Farms Park or Rudgear Park in Walnut Creek. Our season starts with our annual meeting in February and team practices starting in March. Our regular season, which is divided into 2 halves, starts April and goes until August. Tournament games are held in late August and early September, with an awards BBQ at the end of the Tournament. A relaxed, no records kept, Fall season begins in September and runs through November. During the winter months, interested players can play in a pickup game held weekly, weather allowing.
This year we have over 200 registered players in 13 teams in three core divisions, American, National and a Continental Division, which is currently playing fun pickup games.
Consists of six teams with 15-16 players per team. Players have above average to outstanding skills for playing seniors softball and are able to play safely at a more competitive level. Some players have played competitive softball for many years and many of them still play on tournament teams. In the American Division the players are “younger”, faster, more agile and play at a more competitive level. Players range in age from 53-76 with an average age of 65. These teams play on Tuesdays with games starting at 9:30 am.
Consists of seven teams with 15-16 players per team. Players have average to above average skills for playing seniors softball and are able to play safely at a competitive level. Some players have played softball for many years; and some play on tournament teams. In the
National Division the players are a little older but still relatively fast and agile enough to play at a competitive but safe level. Players range in age from 56-85 with an average age of 73. These teams play on Thursday with games starting at 9:30am.
We also have a weekly pickup game for players who are newer to softball and/or players whose current abilities make this a more relaxed, less competitive league a more appropriate fit for their skill set. In the Continental Division the players are “older”, slower and generally less agile. However, once on the field we feel like we’re Buster Posey when we get that hit or make that play at home plate! Players range in age from 62-89 with an average age of 79 (only 14-years older than the youngsters in the American). In order to ensure that there are sufficient players, some people play on both the National and Continental teams. . This game is played on Tuesday with games starting at 9:30am.