Sliding into September softball

Larry Wolfe

At press time, the Young Realty Team had opened up a four-game lead in the Summer League race for the pennant. Manager Rick Oien’s squad sported a 20-10 record with Manager Doug Friesen’s Farmers Insurance team at 16-14. Robson Ranch (15-15), A-1 Golf Carts (12-18) and State Farm Insurance (11-19) were struggling to keep up with the leaders.

“Dandy Dan” Melosi continued to lead the league with a robust .812 average. Four others topped the .700 mark: Reyes Gonzales (.731), Steve Andrews (.729), Thom Stephens (.707) and Larry Kaufmann (.704). Five players had slammed 10 or more homeruns, with Tom Chilton leading the way with 20. Dan Melosi (17), Reyes Gonzales (14), Tom Kasunic (12) and Thom Stephens (10) are the other double-digit sluggers.

Our summer season continues through September 20. We’ll then take a short hiatus from league play until late October. Recreational play will continue through that “lull” period. Check our website ( for updates and details.