Tag: Sun Lakes Softball

Softball Winter League Wrap-up

A photo from the Sun Division championship game: Dave Martin is on base as first basemen. Dave Waibel awaits the next pitch. (Photo courtesy of Captured Moments Pictures)

Larry Wolfe Both of our Winter League Divisions ended up with two teams tied for the league lead. In the Lakes Division, Manager Vern Rodgers’ Brenden Financial Planners and Manager Tom Erpelding’s Core Photographers both finished with 11-7 records, one game ahead of Manager Gary Hillabolt’s Young Team Realtors. The Photographers started the season by…

We’re Ready for the Winter Softball Season

Gene Granquist is shown pitching in a recent Lakes Division game. Shortstop Dave Martin is ready for action. (Photo courtesy of Alyssa Chapman Studios)

Larry Wolfe Isn’t it great to live in a place where you can use “winter” and “softball” in the same sentence? While our northern brethren are shoveling snow, here in Sun Lakes, it’s business as usual at the Field of Dreams. At the press deadline, we still had a week to go in the Fall…

Sun Lakes Softball Is 35!

Ronnie Pennington pitching in a recent physically-distanced pick-up game at the Field of Dreams (Photo courtesy of Pitcher Perfect Photoshop)

Larry Wolfe Thirty-five years ago, in September 1985, Jack Lander of Cottonwood put a notice in the Sun Lakes Splash newspaper requesting that anyone interested in participating in a senior softball program should meet up in a Cottonwood meeting room at a time and date lost in the annals of history. About a dozen guys showed up,…

Summer softball is heating up

Sunny summer softball. Jack Martin (left) asks Mike Gloyd, “Do you see the ball?” Gloyd: “No, just the sun! Duck!” (Photo by Core Photography)

Larry Wolfe At press time, the Brenden Financial Planning team, managed by Ken Brenden, and the Core Photography squad, managed by Rick Oien, were tied for the top spot in the standings in our Summer League with identical 9-5 won-lost records. Brenden’s Tom Stephens was leading the league in batting average with an incredible .867…

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,…

Wolfe and Young Teams are Winter League Champs

  Larry Wolfe The Wolfe & Associates squad, managed by Randy Rothenbuehler, cruised to the Lakes Division softball championship with a sterling record of 14-4. The Accountants bested the second place Core Photography team, managed by John Seigla, by six games. The top hitters in the Lakes Division (based upon a minimum of 120 at…

Brenden and Rustlers tie in Sun Division

  Larry Wolfe As fate would have it, the Brenden Financial Planning team, sponsored and managed by Ken Brenden, and the Real Estate Rustlers, sponsored by Jim Leckner and managed by Tom Kasunic, entered the final day of the Fall League softball season with identical 9-7 records and were scheduled to play each other in…

Core Photography captures Lakes division title

Larry Wolfe Entering the final day of the Lakes Division Fall League, the Core Photography team, managed by Randy Rothenbuehler, held a slim one-game lead over the A-1 Golf Carts squad, managed by John Seigla. The Photographers and Golfers were scheduled to play a doubleheader against each other on that final day. In the opener…

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…