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 in pinch runner Ronnie “The Roadrunner” Pennington with the winning score.

Fall league leaders in various offensive categories were: At Bats, Mike Gloyd with 108; Runs Scored, Dave Martin (51); Bases on Balls, Chuck Myrick (14); Singles, Tim Baldwin (50); Doubles, Larry Kaufmann (17); Triples, Dave Martin (6); Inside the Park Homers, Tom Kasunic (2); and Home Runs, Dave Rinaldo (12). Chuck Myrick edged out Larry Kaufmann .795 to .794 to lead the league in hitting. Other .700 plus hitters were Tim Baldwin (.750), Steve Hilby (.746), Bill Corso (.744), Al Grefsheim (.7420, Sam Giordano (.736), Chuck Swanson (.723), Bill Cheney (.714), Roger Wisslead (.710) and Gary Hatch (.700).

Our winter league season is now underway. Each of our seven teams plays a 24-game season with a seeded double-elimination tournament closing out the session on February 23 and 25. Come on down to the Field of Dreams on any Tuesday, Thursday or Friday morning to watch senior softball at its best! Or close to it.

We also have a recreational program that takes place on Monday and Saturday mornings. These are informal get-togethers and include batting practice and pick-up games. Start times are at 9:00 a.m. See our website at www.sunlakessoftball.com for more information.

Our ladies senior softball team, the Lady Sluggers, concludes league play in February. They have four home games remaining: February 1, 10, 15 and 17. All games are played at the Field of Dreams and start at noon. Come out and support our ladies!

Association members and former players are invited to our annual banquet and program on Monday evening, March 21. Save the date! Details regarding the venue, ticket prices and other info will be on our website and in the next edition of the Splash.