Manager Bill McCoy’s Wolfe & Associates team won the Lakes Division’s Fall League title with a record of 11-5, barely nosing out Manager Gary Hillabolt’s Young Realty Team, which finished a game back at 10-6.
At the close of the fall season, Dennis LePore was leading the league with an average of .859. Remaining members of the top ten hitters were Tom Lorgan (.840), Doug Warwick (.815), Jerry Smith (.750), Gary Hillabolt (.738), Vern Rogers (.721), Dave Martin (.706), Jesse Washington (.703), Jim Entwistle (.695), and Ernie Flores (.688). Tom Lorgan led the league with four inside-the-park homers, while Bill Jacobson paced the league with a pair of “out of the park” homers. Dennis Kennedy was the league leader in singles with 42, while Doug Warwick led in doubles with 13, and Evan Hansen legged out a league-high six three-baggers.
Our Winter League started on Jan. 7 and will continue through Feb. 14. The regular season will be followed by a three-day double elimination seeded tournament beginning Feb. 18. Team sponsors and managers for the Lakes Division Winter League are A-1 Golf Carts (Manager Bill Jacobson), Core Photography (Manager Gary Hillabolt), Wolfe & Associates (Manager Bill McCoy), and the Young Realty Team (Manager Tom Erpelding).
We were saddened to learn of the passing of former SLSSA player Tommy Braxton. Services were held on Jan. 10. Our condolences go out to Tommy’s family and friends.
Local realtor Suzy Steinmann has joined our family of advertising sponsors with a new banner at the Field of Dreams. Learn more about Suzy on her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/RealtorSuzySteinmann. Go to the Sponsors Page on our website (www.sunlakessoftball.com) for links to all of our advertisers’ websites. And remember to support the advertisers who support our community!