Tag: Senior Softball

Softball Player Profile:

-Larry Wolfe If there ever was someone who met the definition of a softball enthusiast, it’s Gene Granquist. Who else umpires over 500 games per year and plays another 60 plus in our senior league? Gene currently umpires slow pitch games in Casa Grande, Chandler and Maricopa city leagues and also umps fast pitch games…

Play Ball! New Softball Season Is Underway

Cyndy Hilby “mans” our sign-up table as Gary Hillabolt fills out his application for the 2016-17 softball programs.

Larry Wolfe Opening Day for the Sun Lakes Senior Softball fall season was October 25. This year’s team sponsors are A-1 Golf Carts, Brenden Financial Services, Farmers Insurance (Frank Margiotta’s Agency), Real Estate Rustlers (Jim Leckner’s Agency), State Farm Insurance (Ralph Vasquez’ Agency), Wolfe & Associates and Terry & Susan Young’s Real Estate Agency. Team…

Senior Softball news

Gene Grandquist of the Mutual of Omaha team swings away at a recent contest. On deck hitter Bob Zawidski looks on. (Courtesy of Core Photography, LLC.)

Larry Wolfe The Sun Lakes Senior Softball League’s fall season’s 60-game schedule ends on December 17. Each of our six teams will have played 20 games by that time. Check out the Stats Page on our website at www.sunlakessoftball.com to see up-to-date standings and batting statistics. After a holiday break, the winter season begins on…

Fall softball opener slated for October 27

Denny Davidson takes batting practice to get ready for the upcoming opening of the fall season; photo by Core Photography, LLC.

Larry Wolfe The fall season of the Sun Lakes Senior Softball League will begin on Tuesday, October 27 at the Field of Dreams. Our league consists of six teams and will feature two doubleheaders every Tuesday and Thursday through December 18. Each team will play a 20 game schedule during that period. In addition we…

Softball player profile – Steve Schaider

Larry Wolfe A native of Maple Heights, Ohio, Steve Schaider attended high school at St. Peter Chanel, a small Catholic high school in nearby Bedford. Chanel High didn’t have a baseball team, so Steve was on the Firebirds’ cross country team and played on city league baseball teams. After graduation, he entered a work-study program…

Softball player Profile: Rick Ebel

Larry Wolfe After Rick Ebel told me what he and Debbie do for fun in their spare time, I thought, “What spare time?!” Besides playing softball, the Ebels participate in the Sun Lakes Country Club’s Bocce Ball and Pickleball leagues. In fact, Rick was instrumental in the formation of the SLCC’s Pickleball Club. They play…

Spring softball tourney highlights

The 2013-2014 Top Ten Hitters (photo by Core Photography, LLC).

Larry Wolfe The Sun Lakes Senior Softball Spring Tournament and Awards Ceremony was held in late April. The event featured a six-team seeded tournament, a cook-out and the annual awards ceremony. A large contingent of fans and players were on hand for the festivities. Thanks to event coordinators Dr. Roger Spark, Mike Core and everyone…