Tag: softball

Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter Softball

Larry Wolfe The Fall Seasons for both our Lakes and Sun Divisions ended in December after the deadline for Splash articles. We’ll do a complete recap of the final standings and batting statistics in next month’s edition. In the meantime, you can view up-to-date info on the Stats page of our website, www.sunlakessoftball.com. With a week…

Lady Sluggers Announces Home Schedule

Larry Wolfe Our Lady Sluggers senior softball team opens their home schedule at the Field of Dreams on Wednesday, Jan. 5. The first pitch is scheduled for noon. The remaining home dates are Jan. 12, 19, 24, and 26 and Feb. 2, 16, and 23. Mark your calendars! The full home and away schedule is…

Softball Player Profile: Manny Verdusco

Larry Wolfe A native Californian, Manny Verdusco grew up in Norwalk in LA County, graduating from Excelsior High where he played baseball for the Pilots. Baseball and softball have been a big part of Manny’s life since Little League. He’s played on many teams in various city leagues and on several tournament teams, earning a…

Softball Player Profile: Jon Hendrikse

Larry Wolfe Jon Hendrikse hails from Badger Country. A native of Madison, Wisc., Jon graduated from nearby Monona Grove High School where he played “some football,” but spent most of his time on the baseball diamond. He played four years for the Silver Eagles while also playing American Legion ball in the summers. Normally playing…

Fall Softball League Is in Full Swing

Larry Wolfe The Fall Sessions in both our Lakes and Sun Divisions began in late October and continue through Dec. 17. Sun Division team managers and sponsors for this session are Kim Whitney (Leckner Realty), Bill Corso (The Redeemed Team), Randy Neumann (Spooner Physical Therapy), and Ron Carmichael (Wolfe & Associates). Managers and sponsors in…

Play Ball! Fall Season Is Underway!

Larry Wolfe The Lakes and Sun Divisions of our Senior Softball League both kicked off their fall seasons on Oct. 26. (Actually, kicked-off shouldn’t apply to softball, should it? How about opened or began, instead? Let’s save “kick-offs” for football!) The fall season continues through Dec. 17 with games scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.…

Softball League Play Starts Soon!

Larry Wolfe As autumn weather returns, so will Sun Lakes Softball League play. Our Sun and Lakes Divisions will both open their fall seasons on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Sign-ups will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 28, and continue through Thursday, Oct. 14, at Snedigar Field on Alma School Road in Chandler. It is imperative that you…

Sizzlin’ Summer Softball

Larry Wolfe As we anxiously (and hopefully) look forward to cooler temperatures and our fall softball season, quite a few brave souls play throughout the entire summer at the Field of Dreams. We have a recreational program that never shuts down, even during the sizzlin’ days of our Arizona summers. The field is open on…

Southwest Senior Softball Champs

Larry Wolfe Nineteen members of our Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association were on championship teams in the annual Southwest Tournament, sponsored by Senior Softball-USA. The tournament was held earlier this year, with over 250 teams from a dozen states participating. The event was conducted at eight different softball complexes in Las Vegas and surrounding communities.…

Record-Setting Year for Sun Lakes Softball

Larry Wolfe Ever since Henry Chadwick formulated the first box scores in 1859, baseball fans have had an infatuation with statistics about the sport. True fans know about Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and the Babe’s original home run records of 60 in a season and 714 for his career, for many years baseball’s “unbreakable” records.…