Tag: softball

Softball player profile:

Tom Schneider Larry Wolfe A Bay Area native, Tom Schneider was born in San Jose and grew up in the Santa Cruz area where he was a star athlete at Soquel High. (I guess he knows the way from San Jose!) Tom played football, basketball and baseball for the Knights and was All-League in baseball…

Senior Softball conspectus

Recent action at the Field of Dreams: Batter Brian Jette and Umpire Dave Platt (Photo by Core Photography, LLC)

Larry Wolfe Okay, I’m impressed if you know what a “conspectus” is! If you don’t, Google it! At press time, the winter seasons in both the Sun and Lakes Divisions were nearing their conclusions. In the Sun Division, the State Farm Insurance team, managed by Ron Carmichael, had clinched the title with a sterling record…

Softball Player Profile:  Bob Wicks

Larry Wolfe A graduate of Royal Oak High School in Covina, California, Bob Wicks was a star wide receiver for the Romans, earning an athletic scholarship to Utah State. Bob was a three-year letterman for the Aggies, hauling in 124 passes and scoring 10 TDs in his collegiate career. His 58 receptions in his senior…

Lady Sluggers season is underway

Larry Wolfe Our ladies’ senior softball team, the Sun Lakes Sluggers, opened their season in early January. The Sluggers play in the Valley of the Sun League which includes teams from throughout the Valley. The season continues through late February. Due to a scheduling quirk, most of the late season games are away games; however,…

Wolfe’s accountants cruise to Lakes Division title

Larry Wolfe The Wolfe & Associates squad, managed by Tom Erpelding, rolled to an impressive 14-4 record to clinch the Lakes Division Fall title. They outpaced the second place Young Realty Team by five games. The Realtors, managed by Gary Hillabolt, finished at 9-9. The third place A-1 Golf Carts team, managed by Chris Jensen,…

Softball player profile: Frank Rouse

Larry Wolfe A “farm boy” from Dickens, Iowa, Frank Rouse graduated from nearby Terril High where he was a member of the Tigers’ baseball, basketball and track teams. He was also in the school band and chorus. Guys down at the field might be surprised to learn that Frank was a distance runner rather than…

Fall Softball League snapshot

Larry Wolfe With two weeks left in the Fall Season, the Brenden Financial Planning squad, managed by Ken Brenden, was leading the Sun Division with a record of 8-4. In the Lakes Division, Manager Tom Erpelding’s Wolfe & Associates team held a slim one-game lead over A-1 Golf Carts. The Wolves sported an 8-4 record,…

Lady Sluggers ready for season

  Larry Wolfe The Sun Lakes Lady Sluggers have been practicing for the upcoming 2019 season for the past few weeks and are ready to compete in the Valley of the Sun Ladies Senior Softball League. The Sluggers, managed by Terri Finley, play against several other teams throughout the Southeast Valley. All home games are…

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…