Tag: Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association

Softball Alternative to COVID

Rick "The Greyhound" Oien rounds second. Is he faster than Chuck "The Cheetah" Schaan? (Photo by Larry's Lensmen)

Larry Wolfe The term COVID has, unfortunately, entered the lexicon of our everyday language. It, of course, isn’t a “real word,” but a contraction for COrona VIrus Disease. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could substitute softball terms for C-O-V-I-D? How about this: The batter Crushed a long fly ball, hoping for a home run,…

Brenden’s Boys Win Sun Division

Larry Wolfe Manager Mike Gloyd led the Brenden Financial Planning team to the Sun Division pennant, compiling a record of 13-5. That was three games better than the 10-8 mark posted by Manager Ron Carmichael’s Real Estate Rustlers team. The Rustlers are sponsored by the Jim Leckner Real Estate Agency. Bob Wicks led the league…

Fall Softball Season Update

Waiting for the action are base runner Stan Coutu, first base coach Ron Carmichael, and first basemen Sam Giordano. (Photo by Captured Moments Photography)

Larry Wolfe At press time, there were two weeks of play remaining in the Fall Softball seasons. In the Sun Division, the Brenden Financial Planning team, managed by Mike Gloyd, had a four-game lead over the second place Real Estate Rustlers, managed by Ron Carmichael and sponsored by the Jim Leckner Agency. The Planners sported…

Fall softball is here

Pitcher Ron Pennington lets loose of a pitch as shortstop Doug Friesen looks on at the Field of Dreams. (Courtesy of Perfect Pitch Photos)

Larry Wolfe The season openers for our fall Senior Softball season took place on Oct. 29 at the Field of Dreams. We have two divisions with four teams in each division. We welcome a new team sponsor this year, Spooner Physical Therapy. Our seven returning team sponsors are A-1 Golf Carts, Brenden Financial Planning, Core Photography,…

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…

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…

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…