Lady Sluggers Cap Successful Season

Larry Wolfe

The Lady Sluggers capped off their most successful season in several years, finishing with a record of 19 wins and 15 losses in the competitive Valley of the Sun Ladies Senior Softball League.

Sharon Bergan led the Sluggers in batting average with a.792 mark. Others in the top five were Terry Finley (.755), Sue Rodke (.689), Frankie DeMouth (.689), and Suzy Steinmann (.677). Sue Rodke smashed 10 home runs to lead the team; Suzy Steinmann added five round trippers. Leaders in other hitting categories were Chrissy Conners with nine bases on balls, Terry Finley with 61 singles, Suzy Steinmann with nine doubles, and Sharon Bergan with four triples.

A big thank you goes out to Coach Scott Steinmann who brought his professional expertise to help the team improve in all aspects of the game. Scott is a coach in the Oakland A’s system. After the conclusion of the season, team members celebrated by attending a spring training game at the A’s Hohokam Stadium.

Other thank yous go out to scorer Lynn Tanner; Dennis LePore, coordinator of umpires and scoreboard operators; and all of the umpires and scoreboard operators from the Men’s League who supported the program. In addition, the team wants to thank all the fans who came out to the games to cheer them on!

Wait’ll next year! It should be even better!