Sizzlin’ summer softball is underway

Summer play action: Gary Brinkman is ready to hit as umpire Kim Whitney and catcher TJ Tjernlund look on.

Larry Wolfe

The temps are heating up and so is our Summer Softball League. This is the third year we’ve had an organized summer season. Previously, we just had a recreational program with batting practice and pick-up games. We still have rec programs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, but play league games on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Summer League started on May 21 and will continue all the way through September 19. The league consists of five teams; this summer’s team sponsors and managers are Brenden Financial Planning (Ken Brenden, Manager), Jim Leckner’s Century 21 Real Estate Agency (Jim Leckner), Core Photography (Rick Oien), Frank Margiotta’s Farmers Insurance Agency (Gary Hillabolt) and Ralph Vasquez’ State Farm Insurance Agency (Dave Platt). Check our website ( for schedules and up-to-date standings.

Thanks to Gary Hillabolt (Summer League Coordinator), Dennis LePore (Umpires & Scorers Coordinator), Dave Rinaldo (Recreational Program Coordinator), Ken Brenden and Dave Rinaldo (Field Preparation & Maintenance) and all the volunteer umps, scorers and scoreboard operators for helping make our summer program a success.