Tag: Sun Lakes Softball

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…

Farmers Insurance captures Lakes Division Tourney crown

The Farmers Insurance Champs: Kneeling (left to right) Stevie Kay, Gary Alexander, Billy Kreisman, Jerry Smith, Jesse Washington, Stan Weiss and Art Hamer; standing (left to right) Brian Jette, Ed Sowney, Mgr. Gary Hillabolt, Rick Ebel, Chris Jensen, Jim Dunn, Dennis McCarthy, Jeff Jay and Dennis LePore (photo by Core Photography)

Larry Wolfe A three-day modified double elimination tournament was held after the conclusion of the Lakes Division Winter League season. The exciting tournament included four one-run games out of the six games played. In the opener, the Wolfe & Associates team, managed by Randy Rothenbuehler, beat the A-1 Golf Carts squad, managed by TJ Tjernlund,…

Brenden Financial Team wins Sun Division Pennant

Sun Division Softball Champs: Kneeling, l-r: Ron Carmichael, Steve Schaider, Dennis Bernaiche, Mark McKinnon and Tom Lorgan. Standing, l-r: Gene Grandquist, Doug Friesen, Larry Kaufmann, Mgr. Ken Brenden and Evan Hansen. Missing from photo is Sam Giordano; Photo courtesy of Core Photography, LLC.

Larry Wolfe Manager Ken Brenden led his Brenden Financial Planning team to a 10-6 record to win the Winter League Sun Division pennant. The Planners had three top ten hitters: Mark McKinnon, Larry Kaufmann and Tom Lorgan and a solid line-up from top to bottom. The Terry and Susan Young Realty team, managed by Mike…

Wolfe and Associates capture Lakes Division title

Lakes Division Champions: Kneeling, l-r: Joe Igelmund, Dan Bradfield, Ron Pennington, Denny Davidson and Manager Randy Rothenbuehler. Standing, l-r: Bill Gaston, Billy Maxwell, Gary Brinkman, Brian Jette, Hoot Gibson, Tom Vitolo and Doug Warwick; Photo courtesy of Core Photography, LLC

Larry Wolfe Rookie Manager Randy Rothenbuehler got his Sun Lakes Softball managerial career off to a great start by leading his Wolfe & Associates team to a 13-5 record and the Lakes Division Winter League Senior Softball title. The Farmers Insurance squad, sponsored by the Frank Margiotta Agency and managed by Gary Hillabolt, also finished…