In the announcement of the historic first edition of the Mexican Women’s Softball League (LMS), it was revealed that there will be a total of six teams, including the Leones de Yucatán, who are aiming to make history as they have in baseball.
Alongside the Leones, the other organizations that will be part of the inaugural season of the Mexican league are the Diablos Rojos del México, the Olmecas de Tabasco, the Sultanes de Monterrey, and El Águila de Veracruz.
The historic season will begin on January 25, and each team will play 20 games. The postseason, with four qualifiers, will start on February 27, and the top two teams will compete in the “Serie de la Reina” (Queen’s Series).
According to Horacio de la Vega, president of the Mexican Baseball League (LMB), the games will be seven innings long, and there will be no knockout games.
He also explained that to form the teams, there will be a draft with players selected from a national tryout.
“We want all teams to have the same level, so the rosters will be formed with those who participate in the tryouts held in different parts of the country,” said the head of the LMB.
He also explained that in this first edition, the majority of the members of each organization will be Mexican softball players, and only 10% will come from abroad.
Finally, he explained that at the moment, only the mentioned six teams have submitted projects to have a team in the LMS.
However, he hopes that other sports institutions will join in the future.