Dickinson's USA Softball sanctioned league offers fun and competitive adult softball

Registrations open until April 6, with season running from May 15 to Aug. 7; additional exciting tournaments and a free MLB Pitch, Hit & Run event fills summer schedule of events.


DICKINSON – Dickinson residents can enjoy the great outdoors and stay active by joining the local softball league, which kicks off in mid-May. The league is USA Softball sanctioned and offers competitive games while also allowing local rule adaptations for a more recreational atmosphere. Registrations are currently open until Thursday, April 6, with the season running from May 15 to Aug. 7.

Players must be aged 17 by the end of 2023, and those 16 or 17 must have permission from their parent, who have to sign on the back side of the USA roster and on the signature of the USA Roster form.

USA Softball sanctioned umpires will preside over the games, following USA Softball rules — allowing for a competitive atmosphere — yet with local league rule adaptations permitted for a more-recreational playing environment. Participants can choose from women-only, men-only or co-ed divisions, with games held at the Gress Softball Complex, located on 8th Avenue SW in Dickinson, on Wednesdays.

The fees are $55 per player and sponsorship opportunities are available for $215. For the co-ed league, the fees are $42 per player and $165 for sponsorship.

People also can look forward to four upcoming local tournaments, with the Miller Lite Softball Tournament on July 8-9, the Men’s Rec 2 West State Softball Tournament from Aug.5-6, the Men’s Rec 4 West State Softball Tournament Aug. 19-20 and the Last Chance Softball Tournament on Aug. 26. For information about the Men’s Rec 4 Tournament, please call Andrew Grafton at 701-456-2074.


For more information about the league, please visit

The MLB Pitch, Hit & Run, which will be on July 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dakota Community Bank & Trust Ballpark, 240 2nd Street SE in Dickinson. Registration is free for the program, which allows baseball and softball participants the opportunity to advance through three levels of competition, culminating at the MLB World Series this autumn. There will be multiple divisions for players ages 7 to 14 (as of July 17, 2023) and players are scored in all three events. A cumulative score is taken to determine who the winner is in each age category and division.

The benefits of registering for a Pitch, Hit & Run event includes the opportunity to receive a complimentary 2023 subscription, exclusive access to virtual and in-person youth softball and baseball programming, discounts on MLB-licensed merchandise, equipment and much more. Most important is that the event is free.

For registration information, please visit . Interested parties also can contact 701-456-2074, or by email at

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