Skyview Edges Young Home Team for Lakes Title

Skyview Champions: Kneeling (left to right): Jeff Jay, Mike Douglas, Rick Thompson, Brian Brockman, Mike Willits, and Frank Rouse; standing (left to right): Tom Vitolo, Jay Yoakum, Manager Dave Kratz, Bob Molter, and Wayne Newman

Larry Wolfe

Manager Dave Kratz’s Skyview Digital Media team edged Manager Gary Hillabolt’s Young Home Team by one game to win the Lakes Division Fall League pennant. Skyview finished with a 12-8 record, while the Young Home Team Realty squad had an 11-9 record.

Doug Warwick was the top hitter, batting .783 with a slugging average of .940. The remainder of the Top 10 hitters were Ralph Wolf (.714), Dave Kratz (.707), Charlie Alley (.701), Mike Willits (.692), Gary Alexander and Jerry Smith (both at .690), Jay Yoakum (.681), Bob Molter (.677), and Joe Matras (.671). Bill Jacobson led the division with four long balls, while Frank Rouse led in doubles with 12, and there was a three-way tie among Gary Alexander, Charlie Alley, and Garnet Hammer with four triples each.

The Winter Season is now underway. Team managers and sponsors are A-1 Golf Carts (Manager Dennis Kennedy), Core Consulting (Manager Chris Jensen), Skyview Digital Media (Manager Dave Kratz), and the Young Home Team Realtors (Manager Gary Hillabolt). Check out the current standings and statistics by going to the Stats page on our website,

We welcome two new advertising sponsors this month: First Response HVAC, offering a full range of heating and air conditioning services, and Paramount Home Services, providing HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services. We have links to both companies and all our other advertising and team sponsors on the Sponsors page of our website. Remember to always support these companies who, in turn, support our community!