2018-19 Session 1 Champs - Zemke's Zombies 8-2

Front row - Bill VonWald, Tom Kowalewski, Deb Warnke, Al DeLacey, Whitey Perlich, Robert Mark

Back row - Bill Gosse, Kevin Kann, Gary Thomas, Terry Johnson, Kenny Nelson, Al Tiedeken, Dave Zemke(mgr)

Not pictured - Glenn Berry, Steve Foley, Jerry Krantz, Lefty Schoenmann

2018-2019 Season

General Information

Players  and Play

Dome play is open to men 50 and over, women 40 and over.  Pay to Play.  See payment information below. 

New this season - we are moving the drafted competitive games to Wednesdays, with pickup/practice games on Mondays and Fridays. 

We will only allow a MAX of 15 defensive players  (P, C, 4 IF, 4 rovers - LFR, LCFR, RCFR, RFR, 5 OF - LF, LCF, CF, RCF, RF) on the field and everyone bats for Monday and Friday games.  No over shifts, no rovers can go deep as an outfielder and no rovers can move inside the deepest infielder to fill a gap.  This will allow the not so strong hitters a fair chance to get hits.  There will be a MAX of 12 defensive fielders on the Wednesday games, but everyone bats.

Monday and Friday games will have balanced teams picked by one the coordinators.  Wednesday games will be by draft to one of three teams with a session captain for 8-10 games (4 sessions).  Rosters are here

Dome rules apply, with ceiling and walls in play, 300 foot fence, (please help set up and take down).  Field coordinators (Ben Borgen-Head Coordinator, Gordy Haubenschild-Assistant Coordinator/Event Coordinator, Bill VonWald-Overall Team Coordinator, Bill Sutter-Assistant Field Coordinator/Rules,  and Bill Beaupre-Treasurer) will accept Dome compliments, address issues, and have final ruling on all disputes.


RMSS will provide 2 ASA bats (1.20), 27 oz., one bucket of practice balls, a score board, a pitching screen and a storage box with chain or cable.

We will have new balls for Wednesday games that will roll to Monday and Friday play. 

2 heater boxes for bat warming. 

Bring your gear to play (fielding glove, personal bat, batting gloves, shin guards, face mask, tennis shoes, turf shoes)  No metal spikes.  Safety is your responsibility!

Indoor restrooms and water fountains!

We will have at least one fence repair day after a practice game and a quick refresher on CPR and what to do in an emergency at the dome TBD.

Good Sport Conduct Code

We play for fun, fitness, fellowship, and GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS A MUST!  Misbehaving players will be given ONE warning; second time is expulsion from dome with loss of fees paid.  Field Coordinators will handle all disciplinary actions.

Liability Statements

This Dome softball “pick-up” game opportunity is not associated with the Rochester MN Senior Softball (RMSS) League.

Players play at their own risk, and should use their own judgment if Dome Softball is right for them.  By playing you agree that there is no liability to anyone else.

Each Party’s liabilities shall be governed by the provisions of the Minnesota Tort Claims Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 3.376 and other applicable law.

The Dome is formally called the Rochester Regional Stadium Bubble (RRSB).  It will be operated and controlled by the RRSB on the RCTC campus (Michael Sheggeby, Lead Site Coordinator).  We must comply with all polices, e.g. no alcohol, no tobacco, no sunflower seeds, no fighting, and we pick up after ourselves.

Schedule Information

The dome season will consist of 55 playing days, 18 Mondays, 20 Wednesdays, and 17 Fridays subject to change by RCTC.

The first official day is Monday, November 26, 2018. The final day is Friday, April 12, 2019.
Play days prior to November 26 will cost $4.00/day.
Ben Borgen’s tournaments will eliminate two Fridays (1/25/19 and 3/8/19).
Friday, December 21 (Red Kettle Day) is a free day for all players. Could be more free days.

2018-2019 dates

Wednesday dome games are 4 sessions of 4 or 5 days with 2 7 inning games each day for a total of 8 or 10 games per session 

  • Session 1 - Nov 28, Dec 5,12,19, 26 = 10 games. 
  • Session 2 - Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 = 10 games
  • Session 3 - Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 6 = 10 games
  • Session 4 - Mar 13, 20, 27  Apr 3, 10 = 10 games

Dome Ball Free Days To All Are:
  • Friday December 21:  Christmas Donations/Red Kettle headed By Gordy H

Detailed schedule showing all dates including game schedules.

Payment Details

A chart will be available at the dome for the multiple day packages. Some examples are shown below.

10 day package gets $5   discount                                    $ 50 - $5   = $ 45
17 day package gets $5   discount                             $50 - $5 + $35 = $ 80 (all Fridays)
20 day package gets $10 discount                                   $100 - $10 = $ 90
30 day package gets $15 discount                                   $150 - $15 = $135
38 day package gets $15 discount                         $135 - $15 + $40 = $175 (all Monday & Wednesdays)
40 day package gets $20 discount                                   $200 - $20 = $180
55 day full season package gets $50 discount                $275 - $50 = $225

First time new players get one free day.  

Players 80 years or older play for free.

Anyone paying for a single day (with no previous multiple day package) will pay $6.00 as a drop-in.

Multiple day packages will cost $5.00/day with a $5.00 discount for each multiple package of 10 days.
Any package for less than 10 days (after buying a multiple day package) will be $5.00/day.

We will honor the promised carry-over days from last season, but there will be no carry-overs to next season.

Partial refunds for special cases will be determined by the dome committee.

All money collected goes to RCTC.  

Make Checks payable to RCTC Dome