At press time, we’d just finished the first two weeks of the Fall Season. In the Lakes Division, the Core Photography and Wolfe & Associates-sponsored teams were both at 4-2. The A-1 Golf Carts team had a .500 record at 3-3, while the Young Realty Team lagged at 1-5. Steve Schaider got off to a hot start, hitting a robust .840. He was followed by Dave Martin (.821), Tom Lorgan (last year’s batting champ) at .793, Duke Garoutte at .760, and Bob Zawidski at .765. Vern Rogers had two HRs, with Billy Kee hitting one out of the park.
In the Sun Division, new team sponsor Suzy Steinmann’s Realtors led the league at 4-2 with both Leckner’s Real Estate Rustlers and Brenden’s Financial Planners at 3-3. The Spooner PT squad was at 2-4. Paul Gayer was the leading batter with a.857 average, followed by Steve Hilby (.808), Brad Wendt (.794), and Dave Platt and Mike Otman (both at .778). Slugger Steve Hilby had smashed six homers in six games. Bob Wicks had homered five times, while Tom Bersano and Mark McKinnon both had three taters.
The season continues through Dec. 18. Game dates are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We have a recreational program featuring batting practice and pick-up games on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Our Lady Sluggers team will also start practicing soon for the upcoming 2021 season, which runs from January through March. They play against teams throughout the area in the Valley of the Sun League.
Spectators are welcome to attend games at the Field of Dreams; however, social distancing and the wearing of masks are required for the safety of all.
We thank the following businesses for renewing their advertising banners at the Field of Dreams:
• 360 Physical Therapy and President Tresha Baldwin, who has supported our program since 2004;
• Dr. Robert J. Hamburg, Cardiologist, a supporter since 2017; and
• Sun Devil Auto, a long-time supporter since 2000.
Go to the Sponsors page on our website for links to all of our advertisers and team sponsors. And remember, SOS: Support Our Sponsors!