Bakersfield Bobby Sox


Bakersfield Bobby Sox is a fast pitch softball league for girls ages 4-18. There are no tryouts in Bobby Sox. All girls will get to play regardless of their experience. We stress the 5 ships: Friendship, Sportsmanship, Leadership, Citizenship and Scholarship.


Dear Bakersfield Bobby Soxers,


This letter comes after lots of negotiation, deliberation, and discussion. After serving the young ladies of Kern County for what is now decades, Kathy Bess and Steven Comstock will not be returning for the 2016-2017 Bakersfield Bobby Sox season. A host of reasons have moved us to make this very difficult decision: stifling operating costs, lack of parental involvement, aggression towards league officials, a lack of volunteer help, and personal retirements were all significant factors. This is not a decision that was reached easily.

We want to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of past volunteers! Without the help of each of you, this league would never have lasted as long as it did. You helped make our Winter/Spring league something special for thousands of girls over the years. We would like to thank the Kern High School District, specifically West High School for allowing us to host and grow such a fantastic league! But, the biggest thank you has to go to the thousands of girls that have participated over the years. We have watched them comeback to coach their own daughters, we have watched them go off to school and become layers, doctors/nurses, teachers, and just amazing young ladies. It has been a true privilege serving the youth of Kern County.

We know that with our retirement from Bakersfield Bobby Sox there may be others willing to take on the responsibilities of the organization. Any person(s) interested should contact Kym Rohlf at 714-522-1234 or email at We would like to thank the families of Kern County for allowing us to be part of your daughters lives throughout the years. We wish you all the best in the future.




Kathy Bess

Bakersfield Bobby Sox ~ Retired District Director


Steven Comstock Jr.

Bakersfield Bobby Sox ~ Former President


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