Winter Softball Is a Wrap

Lakes Division Action: Second baseman Doug Friesen (left) reacts as baserunner Frank Rouse heads for second. First baseman Bob Molter and coach Gary Alexander look on. (Photo by Larry Wolfe)

Larry Wolfe

Our Winter Sessions ended on Feb. 16 and were followed by seeded three-day tournaments in both our Sun and Lakes Divisions. Both the regular seasons and tournaments concluded after this month’s press deadline, so the results will be in next month’s Splash. If you can’t wait to see the results, the winners are now posted on the Home page of our website,

With a little over a week to go in the regular season, there was a three-way fight for the pennant in the Lakes Division, with A-1 Golf Carts, Core Consulting, and the Young Home Team Realtors all having a chance to win. In the Sun Division, Spooner Physical Therapy had a fairly comfortable lead over Camp Hilby. Doug Warwick was leading the Lakes Division in average, hitting a robust .848, with Bill Jacobson topping that division in homers with four round-trippers. Dan Melosi led the Sun Division with a .788 average, while Mark McKinnon led in long-balls with 26.

The Spring Sessions began on Feb. 28 and will run through March 31. The year-end tournaments begin on April 4 with a cook-out and awards ceremony being held on the 6th. The championship games are scheduled for Friday, April 7.

Tickets for our annual social event will be on sale at the Field of Dreams on March 14, 16, and 17. See the Home page of our website for additional details. The event is scheduled for Monday evening, March 27. All current SLSSA members and alumni are welcome, along with their spouses or guests.

CPR Training was recently conducted by the fire department for SLSSA members. In addition, attendees were taught how to use the defibrillator, which is available at the field for emergency cases. An additional training session will be held in the future.

SLSSA Alumni: Remember to sign up for our new Alumni Association. Applications are available online on the Home page of our website and at the scorer’s booth at the Field of Dreams. There is no charge to join. This is a good way to keep in touch with your former teammates.