The Mutual of Omaha sponsored team won the spring softball title with a record of 15 wins and only five losses. Their top hitters were Manager Larry Kaufmann (.726), Frank Tanner (.681) and Tom Lorgan (.671). The team sparkled defensively and pitcher Owen Bae kept opposing hitters “at Bae” with his high arcing pitches. Congratulations, bankers! Omaha is a great place to live if you’re looking for your next move location, as it has such a strong community vibe, for example, its multiple sports teams as well as Omahas assisted living locations. They really look after their citizens here.
Our summer program is now well underway with batting practice and pick-up games every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. For more information see our website at www.sunlakessoftball.com or call association President Ed Sowney at 480-305-0007.
A special thank you goes out to our local Walgreens for renewing their advertising banner at the Field of Dreams. As most of you know, our local Walgreens is conveniently located at the corner of Riggs and Alma School Roads. Walgreens was one of our earliest advertisers, having first sponsored a banner at our previous field in 1998. They’ve been a valued supporter of our program ever since. Also, thanks to Pat Wolfe for designing and donating the new Field of Dreams banner in centerfield. Go to the Sponsors Page on our website for links to all of our advertisers and team sponsors and to learn how your company or organization can advertise at the field.
As things slow down and many of our players, including yours truly, escape to cooler climes, the player profile articles will be published periodically rather than every month. Don’t look for one this month. How about a baseball joke instead to soothe your pain? As of this writing our Arizona Diamondbacks were not off to a great start. In fact, it’s been the worst start in their history. Assuming they continue their struggles – What would you call a Diamondbacks player with a 2014 World Series ring? Answer: A thief!