Tag: softball

Softball player profile: Wayne Newman

Larry Wolfe Wayne Newman (no, not Wayne Newton!) is a native of the “Show Me State;” he was born in Trenton, Missouri, and graduated from Chillicothe (MO) High. (Both towns are located in northwest Missouri not far from the Iowa/Missouri state line.) Soon after graduating, he went to work for the Rock Island Railroad, but…

Sizzlin’ summer softball is underway

Larry Wolfe The temps are heating up and so is our Summer Softball League. This is the third year we’ve had an organized summer season. Previously, we just had a recreational program with batting practice and pick-up games. We still have rec programs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, but play league games on Tuesdays and…

Softball annual awards winners

Larry Wolfe 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:…

Wolfe and Associates cruise to tourney win

Larry Wolfe A double-elimination, three-day, season-ending tournament was held in April with the Wolfe & Associates team, managed by Tom Erpelding, cruising to the Lakes Division Senior Softball Championship by sweeping three games by an accumulative score of 50-15! Here’s how the tournament unfolded. In the opener, the Wolves warmed up by besting the Core…

Hilby’s walk-off homerun clinches tourney win for Century 21

Larry Wolfe With two outs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning, Steve Hilby bashed a long homerun to centerfield, clinching an exciting 18-16 win for the Century 21 Real Estate Rustlers. Here’s how we arrived at that championship moment. The three-day double elimination tournament began with the Rustlers, managed by Mike Gloyd…

Young Realty Team tops Lakes Division

Larry Wolfe The Young Realty team swept a doubleheader from Core Photography on the final day of the season to top the Lakes Division for the Spring League championship. That sweep allowed the Youngsters to edge Wolfe & Associates by one game. The Young Realty team finished with a 10-4 record, while the Wolves completed…

Softball banquet recap

The annual Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association banquet was recently held in the Oakwood Ballroom. Nearly 140 members, guests and sponsors were in attendance. After a very happy “Happy Hour,” dinner was served. Many of the attendees praised the entrees as being the best banquet food ever served in Sun Lakes. Many thanks to Ashley…

Century 21 Real Estate Rustlers win Sun Division

Larry Wolfe The Real Estate Rustlers, sponsored by Jim Leckner’s Century 21 agency and managed by Mike Gloyd, won the Spring Sun Division Senior Softball title with a record of 13-5. They beat out the second place State Farm Insurance squad, sponsored by the Ralph Vasquez Agency and managed by Ron Carmichael, by two games.…

Lady Sluggers complete season

Larry Wolfe Our Lady Sluggers senior softball team completed its 2019 season and is looking forward to another successful season next year. The Sluggers play in the Valley of the Sun Ladies League which includes teams throughout the Southeast Valley. The team was managed by Terry Finley with help from coaches Scott Steinmann and Dan…

Softball Player Profile: Paul Eskridge

Larry Wolfe Like Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Paul Eskridge hails from the south side of Chicago, but he’s not “meaner than a junk yard dog.” Actually, he’s a really nice guy! Several months after graduating from Thornridge High in Dolton, Illinois, Paul flew from Chicago to Los Angeles on a cold, gray and blustery day…