At press time, there were two weeks of play remaining in the Fall Softball seasons. In the Sun Division, the Brenden Financial Planning team, managed by Mike Gloyd, had a four-game lead over the second place Real Estate Rustlers, managed by Ron Carmichael and sponsored by the Jim Leckner Agency. The Planners sported a 10-2 record, while the Rustlers were at 6-4. The Spooner Physical Therapy squad was at 4-6, while the Farmers Insurance team languished at 2-10. The Wolfe & Associates team, managed by Bill McCoy, led the Lakes Division with an 8-2 record. Both the Young Realty Team and the A-1 Golf Carts squad were at 5-5. The Core Photography crew was at 2-8.
Big Bob Wicks was tearing up the Sun Division, leading in both batting average and home runs. Bob was hitting a robust .896 with 15 homers. Other Top Ten hitters were Mike Lebet (.860), Dave Platt (.808), Larry Kaufmann (.791), Tom Chilton (.781), Reyes Gonzales (.759), Jerry Hester (.759), Dean Messier (.733), Bobby Farmer (.727), and Dan Melosi (.721). Tom Stephens was second in long balls with 10; Reyes Gonzales and Dean Messier had nine taters, while Tom Chilton and Mark McKinnon had eight each.
In the Lakes Division, Dennis LePore was the leading hitter at .881. The remaining Top Ten hitters were Tom Lorgan (.868), Doug Warwick (.857), Vern Rogers (.744), Jerry Smith (.739), Dennis Bernaiche (.718), Ernie Flores (.708), Jesse Washington and Dave Martin (both at .703), and Gary Hillabolt (.700).
The Fall Season ended on Dec. 20. Check out the Stats Page on our website (www.sunlakessoftball.com) for up-to-date standings and statistics.
Thanks to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and DC Steakhouse for renewing their advertising banners at the Field of Dreams. John Jeffrey, Operating Partner of Fleming’s Chandler restaurant, has supported our program since 2010. Dean and Lorie Laplant, owners of DC Steakhouse in Downtown Chandler, have been supporters since 2013. We also welcome a new advertiser this month: The local branch of Western State Bank, located at 976 W. Chandler Blvd., has joined our group of supporters. Susan Brinegar is the local loan officer. Go to the Sponsors Page on our website for links to all of our advertisers’ websites. And remember to support the advertisers who support our community!