Play Ball! … Again!

Jim Entwistle gets ready for the incoming pitch in a recent Summer League game as on-deck hitter Joe Commisto looks on. (Photo by Larry Wolfe)

Larry Wolfe

Major League Baseball’s 2023 season may be winding down with the World Series now underway, but Sun Lakes Senior Softball is just beginning its 2023-24 season. Opening Day was pushed back to Oct. 31 due to overseeding issues, but we’re now underway. Doubleheaders are played every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning at the Field of Dreams through mid-December. We also have two Monday dates (Nov. 20 and Dec. 18) to steer clear of the holidays. The full schedules are available on the Schedules page of our website,

This year’s team sponsors are A-1 Golf Carts, Core Consulting, Skyview Digital Media, and Young Home Team Realty in the Lakes Division and Camp Hilby, Redeemed Team Realty, Spooner Physical Therapy, and Wolfe & Associates in the Sun Division. Managers and team rosters had not yet been finalized at press time, but you can find them on the Members and Rosters page of the website.

Practice sessions for our Lady Sluggers team will also be starting soon. Go to the Ladies page to find out details and contact information if you’re interested in joining the team. Our ladies play in the Valley of the Sun League against other teams throughout the Southeast Valley. League play starts in January.

As Thanksgiving approaches, our organization gives thanks to the many billboard advertisers and team sponsors who help make our organization a success. We give special thanks this month to three longtime advertisers: The Charles Company & Associates, Retirement Insurance Specialists (RIS), and Wolfe & Associates. President Alice Schroeder and The Charles Company are one of our longest-term advertisers, having supported our program for 20 years. RIS and owner/agent Justin Bro have advertised at the field for 12 years, while Wolfe & Associates are 16-year supporters. Go to the Sponsors page on our website to learn more about these companies and all of our other sponsors and to see how you can advertise your company or organization at the Field of Dreams. And remember to SOS: Support Our Sponsors! These are the companies that support our community, so let’s support them in return!