Even though it is softball, not football, our fall season kicked off in late October and will run through December 18. Each of our six teams plays a 20 game schedule. The State Farm Insurance-sponsored team, managed by Larry Kaufmann, got off to a strong 7-1 start and was leading the league at press time. Larry Kaufmann was leading his team and the league in hitting with an incredible .897 average. Three other members of that squad (“Big Al” Grefsheim, “Tim Terrific” Loeffler and Jack “Gimpy” Strauss) were all hitting over .700. Up-to-date team standings and individual statistics may be found on the Stats Page of our website at www.sunlakessoftball.com.
In addition to league play, we have an ongoing recreational program. Our Monday program includes two sessions; session one runs from 8:00-10:00 a.m. It is for tournament-level players and is by invitation only. Mike Gloyd is the coordinator of that program. Session two is designed primarily for players who prefer not to participate in league play. It is our “true rec program.” Batting practice begins at 10:00 a.m. and is followed by a pick-up game. Red Waterfield is the coordinator of that program. We also have a Saturday morning program consisting of batting practice and a pick-up game which is open to all association members. Ken Brenden is the Saturday program coordinator.
Come out to the field on Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14 to see four area tournament teams in action. The two-day tourney starts each morning at 8:30 a.m. and continues through the early afternoon. The championship game is slated for 12:15 p.m. on that Sunday.
We are pleased to welcome our newest advertising sponsor, Dr. Matthew Hansen of Mezona Orthopedic. Dr. Hansen is an orthopedic surgeon with sports medicine and shoulder replacement expertise. His office is located in Suite 207 of the Rome Tower, 1760 E. Pecos Road in Gilbert. For links to his website and to those of all of our other sponsors, go to the Sponsors Page on our website. Support all the companies that support our community!