Young Home Team and Redeemed Team Are Winter League Champs

The Young Home Team Champs: Kneeling (left to right): Kim Van Nausdle, Garnet Hammer, Mike Willits, Mike Wolfe, and Larry Maggard; standing (left to right): John Robinson, Don Scoggins, Craig Thompson, Ken Brenden, Dennis LePore, and Mgr. Gary Hillabolt

The Redeemed Team Champs (left to right): Jon Hendrikse, Richard Lemaree, Doug Friesen, Dave Platt, Bob Wicks, Mgr. Marty Hobby, Dennis Henderson, Kelly Anderson, and Rick Oien; not pictured: Tom Chilton

Larry Wolfe

The Young Home Team-sponsored club, managed by Gary Hillabolt, won the Lakes Division Winter Season title with a 13-3 record, easily topping the second-place Skyview Digital Media team, managed by Dave Kratz, by four games. Skyview finished the season at 9-7. Doug Warwick led the division in batting average (.717) and slugging percentage (.908). Kim Van Nausdle finished a close second in both categories (.698 and .896, respectively). Van Nausdle was also the doubles leader with 31, while Garnet Hammer led in triples with 12, and Bill Jacobson led in homers with 3.

In the Sun Division, the Redeemed Team-sponsored club, managed by Marty Hobby, edged the Spooner PT squad, managed by Joe Commisto, to win the Winter pennant. The Redeemed Team finished with a 13-5 record, while Spooner went 10-6. George Siegele led the division in both batting average (.836) and slugging percentage (1.536). Mike Lebet finished second in both categories (.809 and 1.476). Dave Platt led the division with 30 doubles, while Rick Oien led in triples with 7. Marty Hobby and George Siegele tied with 33 homers each.

Our Spring Seasons are now well underway. You can check out the Stats page on our website,, for up-to-date info. Also, look for separate articles about our Winter League Tournaments elsewhere in this edition of the Splash.

Thanks to longtime supporters A-1 Golf Carts and Dr. Saba & Associates (Sun Lakes Dentistry) for renewing their advertising banners at the Field of Dreams. Dr. Saba has supported our program consistently since the year 2000, while A-1 Golf Carts has been both an advertiser and team sponsor since 2003. Links to all our advertisers and team sponsors may be found on the Sponsors page of our website.

We were shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic passing of former member Dave McCormick. Dave was recently killed in an auto accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Annette and to the rest of his family and many friends.