Tag: softball

Fall softball season is underway

Larry Wolfe The Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association opened its fall season in late October, and it will continue through December 21. There are four teams in each of two divisions. The Lakes Division’s team sponsors and managers are A-1 Golf Carts (Mgr. Chris Jensen), Core Photography (Mgr. Randy Rothenbuehler), Wolfe & Associates (Mgr. Tom…

Softball Player Profile: Paul Gayer

Larry Wolfe A lankier version of Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams, Paul Gayer has that same sweet swing that connects for both average and power. In his rookie debut in our Sun Division last year, Paul finished third in average (.737), had a 1.069 slugging percentage (a measure of both average and extra-base power) and smashed 17…

Young Realty wins summer softball title

  Larry Wolfe The Young Realty team, managed by Rick Oien, won the Senior Softball Summer League title with a record of 25-15. Manager Doug Friesen’s Farmers Insurance squad finished a close second, while Manager Randy Peterson’s Robson Ranchers finished third. Manager Kim Whitney’s A-1 Golf Cart team placed fourth, while Manager Jim Leckner’s State…

Softball player profile:  Kurt Carmichael

Larry Wolfe Now that Jonathan Goldsmith, the bearded, debonair, “most interesting man in the world” who touted Dos Equis beer has retired, a suitable replacement might be our own Kurt Carmichael. Talk about interesting… Kurt’s real-life exploits would fit right into those commercials that featured daring and unusual feats by that other “most interesting man.”…

Softball player profile:  Mike Lebet

Larry Wolfe A true Arizona native, Mike Lebet was born in Phoenix and has lived in the Grand Canyon State his entire life. Mike graduated from Cortez High where he played baseball and football and was a key member of the wrestling team. In his senior year, he finished fifth in the state in his…

Young Realty Team nears summer title

Larry Wolfe With two weeks and four games remaining in the Summer Softball season, the Young Realty team, managed by Rick Oien, had a four-game lead over Manager Doug Friesen’s Farmers Insurance squad. Young Realty sported a 25-13 record, while the Farmers were at 21-17. One more win would catapult the Realtors to the title.…

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…