Tag: softball

Softball Player Profile: Dan Melosi

Larry Wolfe A Detroit native, Dan Melosi graduated from Notre Dame High, a Catholic all-boys school in suburban Harper Woods. However, that isn’t as bad as it sounds, since the all-girls Regina High was right next door! Dan played on the baseball, basketball and football teams and played the trumpet in the Fightin’ Irish band,…

Sliding into September softball

Larry Wolfe At press time, the Young Realty Team had opened up a four-game lead in the Summer League race for the pennant. Manager Rick Oien’s squad sported a 20-10 record with Manager Doug Friesen’s Farmers Insurance team at 16-14. Robson Ranch (15-15), A-1 Golf Carts (12-18) and State Farm Insurance (11-19) were struggling to…

Sizzling Summer Softball

Larry Wolfe The temperatures are sizzling, and so is the race for the Summer Softball League title. Through the first 18 games for each team, there was only a three-game difference between the first and last place squads in the five-team league. A-1 Golf Carts and the Young Realty Team led the pack with 10-8…

Softball Player Profile: Bill McCoy

Larry Wolfe A native of Rochester, Minnesota, home of the acclaimed Mayo Clinic, Bill McCoy spent all of his youth and young adulthood in the Gopher State. He graduated from Mayo High School where he played baseball for the Spartans before spending most of his free time “working on his own scholarship plan.” He then…

“Boys of Summer” softball season underway

  Larry Wolfe The Boys of Summer, written by Roger Kahn, is a baseball classic. The title of the book refers to the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s, a talented team that usually won the National League pennant only to lose the World Series to those Damn Yankees. In Sun Lakes, we have our own…

Record-setting year for senior softball

Larry Wolfe The 2017-18 softball year, including our fall, winter and spring sessions, saw seven individual hitting records set. It was truly the “year of the hitter.” As promised in last month’s Splash, this is our annual overview of the major statistics that baseball and softball players and fans love to analyze. There are many…

Softball Player Profile:  Cyndy Hilby

  Larry Wolfe In trying to come up with one word to describe Cyndy Hilby’s impact on Sun Lakes softball, I settled on the word “pillar.” Webster defines the word as “a supporting, integral or upstanding member of a group.” Cyndy is all of that and more. She’s a member of our Lady Sluggers team…

Brenden Financial wins Sun Division Tourney

  Larry Wolfe The top-seeded State Farm Insurance team, managed by Ron Carmichael and sponsored by the Ralph Vasquez Agency, hosted the number four seeded Young Realty squad in the opening game of the Sun Division’s Spring tournament. The Realtors were managed by Mike Gloyd and sponsored by Terry & Susan Young. The Insurance Men…

Ponchos win Southwest Softball Tourney

  Larry Wolfe The Sun Lakes Ponchos won the Major Division of the Southwest Senior Softball Championships held last month in Las Vegas. In addition to southwestern-based teams, the Major Division included squads from Colorado, Florida and Hawaii. After losing their first two games by close scores of 15-13 and 19-18, the Ponchos battled back…

Summer softball is here

  Larry Wolfe Our second summer league began play in early May and will continue through September. We began playing “organized games” last summer with a three-team league. Due to heightened interest, this year, our Summer League has expanded to five teams and the number of games scheduled has been greatly expanded. Apparently, Sun Lakes…