Wolfe and Young Teams are Winter League Champs

 

Larry Wolfe

The Wolfe & Associates squad, managed by Randy Rothenbuehler, cruised to the Lakes Division softball championship with a sterling record of 14-4. The Accountants bested the second place Core Photography team, managed by John Seigla, by six games. The top hitters in the Lakes Division (based upon a minimum of 120 at bats) were Bill Stanick (.761), Dennis LePore (.748), John Seigla (.711), Al Grefsheim (.705) and Dennis McCarthy (.689).

In the Sun Division, the Young Realty team, sponsored by Terry and Susan Young and managed by Mike Gloyd, edged out the State Farm Insurance squad, sponsored by the Ralph Vasquez Agency and managed by Ron Carmichael. The Realtors finished with an 11-7 record, a game and a half better than the Insurers’ 9-8 mark. The top hitters in the Sun Division (again based upon a minimum of 120 at bats) were Steve Hilby (.786), Mike Otman (.771), Larry Kaufmann (.767), Kim Whitney (.738) and Paul Gayer (.694).

Double-elimination tournaments followed the regular season. Recaps of the two tourneys will appear in the April edition of the Splash. The Spring Leagues opened on February 27 and will continue into April. Check our website (www.sunlakessoftball.com) for up-to-date standings and batting statistics, as well as other news.

Thanks to the following companies and individuals who recently renewed their advertising banners at the Field of Dreams:

1. Aluma-Line, Inc., provides a wide range of awnings and window treatments. President Dan Schneider and his company have been advertisers since 2006.

2. Terry & Susan Young Realtors have supported our program since 2007. They are also team sponsors.

3. Flooring Gallery & More, located at 9666 E. Riggs Road, next to the hardware store, have been supporters since 2006.

Many thanks to all of our advertisers and team sponsors. See a list of these companies on the Sponsors Page of our website. Always support the companies who support our program and our community!

We were saddened to learn of the passing of former SLSSA member and softball player Hal Mahaffey. A Celebration of Life and an informal luncheon will be held at the Palo Verde Restaurant at noon on Monday, March 19. RSVP by March 9 to Hal’s wife Dolores at 480-895-3840 or [email protected]

Save the Date! Our annual banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, March 28. Invitations and RSVP cards will be mailed to all current members. Former members are also invited to attend. Call 480-802-2748 or email [email protected] if you want to be added to the invitation list.