Tag: Sun Lakes Softball

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…

Desert Bats win Western States Tourney

Larry Wolfe Our Desert Bats 65 plus team recently won the Western States Qualifying Tournament in Prescott. The Bats swept the tournament field, finishing with a perfect 5-0 record. The Bats lived up to their name as their bats produced 109 runs, an average of nearly 22 per contest. They collectively had a .670 batting…

Brenden and LePore named Softball Spirit winners

Spirit winners Ken Brenden (left) and Dennis LePore (right) with SLSSA President Sam Giordano (center). (Photo courtesy of Core Photography).

Spirit winners Ken Brenden (left) and Dennis LePore (right) with SLSSA President Sam Giordano (center). (Photo courtesy of Core Photography). Larry Wolfe Ken Brenden and Dennis LePore were named winners of the prestigious Spirit of Sun Lakes Softball Award at the SLSAA’s annual spring banquet. The award goes to the member or members who go…

A-1 Fall Softball Champs

Larry Wolfe The A-1 Golf Carts team won the fall League Championship with a 14-6 record, barely edging out the Farmers Insurance and Young’s West USA Realty teams. A-1 clinched the title during the final game of the season when “General” Ed Sowney ripped a clutch two-out hit off the left field wall to drive…

Fall softball is on the horizon

Last year’s superstar hitters, flanked by outgoing President Ed Sowney and incoming President Sam Giordano, were (left to right) Steve Hilby, Bill Cheney, Chuck Hamby, Dave Martin, Chuck Myrick, Dick Bleich, Tim Loeffler, Bill Whiteley, Dene Ekholm and Larry Kaufmann.

Larry Wolfe As we head into September, we know that the fall season isn’t that far away. The first Play Ball call will be made next month on Tuesday, October 27. The season runs through December 18. If you want to beat out one or more of our superstar top 10 hitters shown, now is…

Never too hot for softball

I pick you! Steve Hilby selects a player for the pick-up game, just like when we were kids! Boy, I hope I don’t get picked last!

Larry Wolfe It’s still hot, but we’re still playing ball at the Field of Dreams. Our summer program starts early in the morning to escape some of the heat. Come by any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday morning for batting practice and a pick-up game. Check our website at www.sunlakessoftball.com for more details about our program.…

Summer softball is underway

2015 award winners (left to right) outgoing SLSSA President Ed Sowney, Stan Weiss (Most Improved Player), Gene Grandquist (Rookie-of-the-Year), John Seigla (Sportsmanship Award) and new President Sam Giordanao.

Larry Wolfe Even though our league play is over until late October, softball never stops at the Field of Dreams. Our summer program is well underway with batting practice and pick-up games played every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. If you’re new to the area, now’s the time to come by the field and get…