Tag: softball

Hot times at the ballpark

What heat? Jeff Jay is a regular summer ball participant (photo by Core Photography, LLC).

Larry Wolfe Yes, it’s hot, even at 7:00 a.m.! That’s when batting practice starts at the Field of Dreams during the summer months. BP is followed by a pick-up game. Hot or not, there are always 20 to 30 guys willing to brave the high temperatures to play the game they love. Our playing in…

Softball Sixties Team escapes the heat

Where’d it go? Catcher Dr. Roger “Sparky” Spark, umpire “General” Ed Sowney and Mike “I Wish They’d Invent Something to Keep the Sun Out of My Eyes” Gloyd look for the ball during summer play. (Photo by Core Photography, LLC).

Larry Wolfe Our 60 Plus tournament team, sponsored by Brenden Financial Planning, recently escaped the heat by participating in the annual Pinetop Senior Softball Tournament. Even though the weather was about 20 degrees cooler than here in the Valley, our boys ran into some hot teams and finished the tourney with two wins and three…

Mutual of Omaha wins spring softball title

The spring season and tournament champion Mutual of Omaha team. (Photo courtesy of Core Photography, LLC).

Larry Wolfe The Mutual of Omaha sponsored team won the spring softball title with a record of 15 wins and only five losses. Their top hitters were Manager Larry Kaufmann (.726), Frank Tanner (.681) and Tom Lorgan (.671). The team sparkled defensively and pitcher Owen Bae kept opposing hitters “at Bae” with his high arcing…

2013-2014 Softball award winners

Larry Wolfe The 2013-2014 Senior Softball award winners were announced at the April season-ending tournament. The Sportsmanship award went to Kenny Brenden while TJ Tjerlund was named Rookie of the Year as the top first year player. Steve Schaider won the Most Improved Player award. The Board of Directors also recognized Dennis LePore with a…

Spring softball tourney highlights

The 2013-2014 Top Ten Hitters (photo by Core Photography, LLC).

Larry Wolfe The Sun Lakes Senior Softball Spring Tournament and Awards Ceremony was held in late April. The event featured a six-team seeded tournament, a cook-out and the annual awards ceremony. A large contingent of fans and players were on hand for the festivities. Thanks to event coordinators Dr. Roger Spark, Mike Core and everyone…