For many years, Midland has been known as “the softball capital of Michigan,” which refers to the city’s rich history of softball; especially men’s fast pitch softball. Club teams such as the Dow AC’s in the 50s, Nick’s in the 60s and more recently the Explorers and Emerson ACE's have and will continue to further the sport and its importance in Midland.
Midland Softball Association
For over 35 years, the City of Midland and the Midland Softball Association (MSA) have worked in partnership to provide adult softball to the thousands who play each year. The The MSA is a volunteer board comprised of local softball enthusiasts and players. The Association include an Executive Board and several Members-at-Large that represent the different divisions of softball.
Softball in Midland is offered through a unique partnership between the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department and the Midland Softball Association (MSA). Together, they offer the following leagues:
The Midland Girls Softball League (MGSL) is a 501c3 non-profit youth softball organization for girls age 5-15. We offer leagues and camps throughout the year. In our spring league girl sign up individually and are placed onto a team established by the league. Games are played from mid-April to early June. In the summer, we offer two leagues; travel and recreational. For more information, click on the MGSL logo.