Tag: softball

Brenden and Rustlers tie in Sun Division

  Larry Wolfe As fate would have it, the Brenden Financial Planning team, sponsored and managed by Ken Brenden, and the Real Estate Rustlers, sponsored by Jim Leckner and managed by Tom Kasunic, entered the final day of the Fall League softball season with identical 9-7 records and were scheduled to play each other in…

Softball player profile: Tom Erpelding

  Larry Wolfe Other than attending and graduating from nearby Mankato (MN) Commercial College, Tom Erpelding is a pure-bred Hawkeye. Growing up on a farm, he spent his entire youth and business career in Iowa, where he attended a small school in LuVerne and played baseball, graduating with a class of only 23. After earning…

Core Photography captures Lakes division title

Larry Wolfe Entering the final day of the Lakes Division Fall League, the Core Photography team, managed by Randy Rothenbuehler, held a slim one-game lead over the A-1 Golf Carts squad, managed by John Seigla. The Photographers and Golfers were scheduled to play a doubleheader against each other on that final day. In the opener…

Lady Sluggers season is underway

Larry Wolfe The Lady Sluggers senior softball team began their season on January 3. The Sluggers play in the Valley of the Sun League which includes nine other teams from throughout the Valley. The 30-game season includes 15 doubleheaders with eight home doubleheaders scheduled to be played at the Field of Dreams. Game time is…

Fall Softball Season 32 is in full swing

Larry Wolfe Our Fall Season opened on October 24 and will conclude on December 15. In the early going, the Core Photographers got off to a 6-0 start in the Lakes Division while Brenden’s Financial Planners and Leckner’s Rustlers Realty led the Sun Division with 4-2 records. Mike Otman led the Sun Division with an…

Softball Player Profile:  Chris Jensen

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Larry Wolfe Prior to retiring in Arizona in 2014, Chris Jensen was pretty much a SoCal guy. Born and raised in Anaheim, Chris graduated from Anaheim High where he played some football and baseball for the Colonists. He also started his softball “career” while in high school, playing in a local men’s church league. He…

Fall softball season is underway

Reyes Gonzales and Randy Rothenbuehler gather softballs at summer batting practice. Now it’s time for the real thing! (Photo by Core Photography)

Larry Wolfe The fall softball season will open in late October with four teams in each of the Sun and Lakes Divisions. This year’s team managers in the Sun Division are Ken Brenden, Ron Carmichael, Mike Gloyd and Tom Kasunic. The Lakes Division managers are Dave Rinaldo, Randy Rothenbuehler, John Seigla and TJ Tjernlund. Team…

Play Ball! Fall softball season set to open

Billy Kreisman, the “Human Pitching Machine,” throws for batting practice at the Field of Dreams. (Photo courtesy of Core Photography, LLC)

Larry Wolfe The fall softball season will open late this month at the Field of Dreams. We’ll again have two divisions with four teams each, the Sun and Lakes Divisions. Players are assigned to the divisions based upon skill level to ensure a fair and competitive playing environment. Sign-ups began September 25 and will continue…

S.L. Women’s Softball

Don’t be shy; come out and give it a try. All levels of ability are welcome to join the ladies’ team, the Sluggers. The season is January and February playing other retirement communities in the East Valley. Practice begins in November. If interested, contact Terry Finley at 480-940-1269 or email Bolingzone@aol.com.