The Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association Annual Awards were presented at the recent year-end Divisional Tournaments. (See two separate articles in this edition covering the tournament results.)
In the Sun Division, the award winners were as follows:
Top Five Batting Averages: Reyes Gonzales, Steve Hilby, Dan Melosi, Paul Gayer and Bob Wicks
Rookie-of-the-Year: Dave Platt
Most Improved Player: Dean Messier
Sportsman-of-the-Year: Ken Brenden
In the Lakes Division, the award winners were the following:
Top Five Batting averages: Gary Alexander, Al Grefsheim, Dennis Kennedy, Doug Warwick and Jim Entwistle
Rookie-of-the-Year: Ernie Flores
Most Improved Player: Gary Alexander
Sportsman-of-the-Year: Doug Warwick
Well done, gentlemen.
Our annual “Stats Review” article will be in next month’s Splash. If you’re not up to date on the latest baseball/softball advanced statistics, don’t fret. We’ll be covering good ol’ traditional stats, like doubles, triples and homers, not PEVA (Performance Evaluation Value), BABIP (Batting Average on Balls in Play), WRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus) or WAR (Wins Above Replacement). That’s because I don’t know how to calculate them or what they really mean!
Our Summer League is now underway and will continue through September 19. This is the third year we’ve had a summer program. There are five teams in the league. This year’s managers and team sponsors are Ken Brenden (Brenden Financial Planning), Gary Hillabolt (Farmers Insurance: Frank Margiotta Agency), Jim Leckner (Century 21 Real Estate Rustlers), Rick Oien (Core Photography) and Dave Platt (State Farm Insurance: Ralph Vasquez Agency).
Look no further for a player profile article this month. The author is running out of victims, but has one lined up for next month!