Tag: softball

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.

Softball Player Profile:  Roger Wisslead

Larry Wolfe A native of Warsaw, Illinois, Roger Wisslead could stand on the banks of the Mississippi and see Illinois, Iowa and Missouri just by turning his head. He was a four-year letterman as a defensive back in football and a pole vaulter and sprinter on the Warsaw Wildcats track team. After graduating from high…

Sizzlin’ summer softball

Steve Hilby coordinates a summer pick-up game. (It’s kind of like trying to herd squirrels or feral cats!) Photo by Core Photography, LLC

Larry Wolfe As the temperatures continue to exceed 100 degrees, our summer softball program continues to sizzle. Our “experimental” summer league was such a success that we continued the program through September. Our full program now includes batting and fielding practice on Mondays, summer league play on Tuesdays and batting practice and pick-up games on…

Softball Player Profile: Dennis McCarthy

Larry Wolfe The “perfect man”? Well, Debra McCarthy thinks so and, in fact, Dennis McCarthy can legitimately stake a claim to that title. He’s the only person I’ve ever known who has pitched a perfect game in baseball and bowled four perfect games! Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and raised in Stoneham, northeast of Boston, Dennis…

Summer Softball update

Steve “Why Run When You Can Walk” Kay, our leader in unintentional walks for the 2016-17 seasons (Photo by Core Photography)

Larry Wolfe For the first time ever, the Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association has implemented a “short season” summer league on an experimental basis. It seems that the non-snowbirds need a little competitive action to get them through the long, hot summer. We always have had a recreational program during the summer months consisting of…

Softball Player Profile

Larry Wolfe “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) This passage is the perfect description of Doug Warwick. Born in Chicago but raised in West Des Moines and later Raleigh, North Carolina, Doug played high school baseball…