Sun City Grand versus Sun City West – Women’s Game 4/2/22

SCG Diamonds-Hot Bats 7    SCW Hot Flashes 6

Thank you to our Grand softball fans. You were with us as we made our way back from our slow start and the jump start by our worthy opponents. Once we warmed up a bit, we led in the 5th and held onto that lead versus the SCW Hot Flashes for the 7-6 win.

Perfect at the plate: Kandi Patrick RBI and Lisa Pelletier 2RBIs. 2/3 hitters included Annie Lowe, Laura Fenton-Kovanda 2RBIs, Becky Holliday RBI. Arlene Weslosky RBI, Wendy Denzel and Laura Johnson each had a hit. Kim Powell scored a run and Karen Olsen and Ardy Robertson made some great stops.

Thank you fans and helpers. Umpires: Albert Miller and Dave Michels, Scoreboard, Patti-Jones-Bernhardt, Base Coaches Claire Lucas and Cheri Swinehart. Susie Tornes keeping the book. Roger Neumann and Mike Wunsch, announcers. Judy Muller, Commissioner. Kathy Boland, Jim Opyd and Buck Rapley for picnic and food table setup. Marilyn Leinberger for the ice. Thank you to the Saturday league players for starting and finishing early. SCW Women: Thank you for the years of friendly rivalry and fun.

 Sun City Grand versus Sun City West – Women’s Game 3/19/22

SCG Diamonds-Hot Bats 8    SCW Hot Flashes 3

After a slow start by both the Sun City West Hot Flashes and Grand Diamonds-Hot Bats teams, the hits and runs finally began. The Grand women held West to 6 scoreless innings with defense that was stellar. One fan was overheard to say that in his next life he wanted to come back with Lisa Pelletier’s defensive skills.  Lisa was everywhere today and even caught an improbable, impossible ball deflected off another glove for the put out. Today’s team effort: A foul tip catch by Yvonne Becker, catches by Kathy Boland, Ardy Robertson, Becky Holliday and Karen Olsen covering the middle.  Offensive moves by our base runners to get themselves into scoring position, taking that extra base. Perfect at the plate today: Becky Holliday and Kathy Boland RBI. Other hitters: Yvonne Becker RBI, Ardy Robertson, Vicki Hanson RBI, Wendy Denzel, Lisa Pelletier 2 RBIs, Laura Fenton-Kovanda 1 RBI and Annie Lowe. 19 hits in all for the 8-3 win. THANK YOU to base coaches Claire Lucas and Cheri Swinehart, Scorebook-Susie Tornes, Patti Jones-Bernhardt working the scoreboard, Mike Wunsch and Roger Neumann MC and DJ, umpires - Marilyn Leinberger and Dave Michels and Norm Lustig for the special paint on the foul lines.  Howard Sumner for the action photos. Thank you to all the fans in the stands and on the grass on Home Run Dr.

Sun City Grand versus Sun City West – Women’s Game 2/26/22

SCG Diamonds-Hot Bats 19    SCW Hot Flashes 2

Another warm, beautiful, winter afternoon in Arizona and some solid play from our Grand Diamonds-Hot Bats team versus Sun City West Hot Flashes.  Grand defense kept the Hot Flashes scoreless for 6 innings!  The defense was on fire! Double plays from Lisa, Becky and Yvonne to incredible sun catches from Annie Lowe, Kandi Patrick, Lisa Pelletier, Becky Holliday, Kathy Boland, Kris Koch and Vicki Hanson.  The team had 31 hits. Perfect at the plate today: Kandi Patrick with a double and 1 RBI, Kathy Boland 1 RBI, Laura Fenton-Kovanda with 2 doubles and 4 RBIs.  Yvonne Becker was 2/3 with 2 RBIs, Ardy Robertson, 3/4 2 RBIs, Kris Koch 3/4. Becky Holliday 3/4 with 4 RBIs, Lisa Pelletier 3/4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs. Vicki Hanson and Kim Powell, 1 RBI both had hits. Thank you to Cheri Swinehart and Claire Lucas for coaching the bases and Susie Tornes for keep the book. The final score was 19-2.

Thank you to our loyal fans who made the trek across the tracks to cheer. We outnumbered the home team fans again! Mark your calendars for our next round on Saturday, 3/19, at our field, after Saturday league play ~2:30P.


SCG Women's Softball, Saturday, 12/11/2021

SCG Diamonds-Hot Bats 18     SCW Hot Flashes 11

Another beautiful day in paradise, this time in Sun City West at Liberty Field.  The SCG Diamonds-Hot Bats team played a persistent SCW Hot Flashes.  Our players in our line-up today were our veterans who have played on the team before, the last time being 2019-2020 season.  Missing today from that squad: Kathy Boland, Sue Cary, Linda Doyle, Kris Koch, Kat Melton and Doreen Stevenson. Here are the highlights.

The SCG Diamonds came out to play and settle old scores against a ‘never giving up’ SCW Hot Flashes team.  The final score was 18-11.  Our fans came out to cheer us on to victory, filled the stands and the surrounding tables and outnumbered our hosts!

Perfect at the plate today 4/4 for the Diamonds-Hot Bats team was Coral Estes with a double and 2 RBIs, Laura Fenton-Kovanda with 2 doubles and 3 RBI and Kandi Patrick who pitched an outstanding game. 3/4 hitters included Becky Holliday with 2 triples, 4 RBIs and Arlene Weslosky. Yvonne Becker was 2/3 today with a shot in LC for an RBI.

Leading off today for the Diamonds-Hot Bats team was “I do not miss a fly ball,” Annie Lowe, who was 2/4. Other .500 hitters were Laura Johnson, Maryjo McDougall with a RBI, Lisa Pelletier with a triple and 3 RBIs. Vikki Hanson had a 1/4 day and held her own against some hard hits to RF. Judy Muller covered home and helped Kandi pitch strikes.

There were several hard-hit balls to the OF, that between Laura, Arlene, and the other Laura’s catches, kept the West team scoreless in 3 innings.

Thank you to our helpers today: First Base Coach-Claire Lucas, Third Base Coach-Cheri Swinehart, Scorebook- Susie Tornes, Bat Monitor-Marilyn Leinberger, Altruism Award-Kris Koch

Thank you to Becky, Kandi and Marilyn for managing practice on Friday.

SCG Women's Softball, Saturday February 8, 2020

Sun City West Hot Flashes 5                SCG Diamonds 3

The Diamonds bats were “out to lunch” today as SCW defeated the ladies of SCG 5-3. The game started with 3 scoreless inning before the Hot Flashes scored a run.  The Diamonds followed with one run in the 4th and 5th inning to take the lead. Unfortunately, the SCW ladies had a 4 run inning in the 6th and the Diamonds could only come up with one in the 7th.  11 team hits will not win a game.  Congrats to Kandi Patrick who pitched a great game and went 3 for 3 at the plate.  The rest of the team needed to be much more patient at the plate and remember that we do not start with a 1 and 1 count. Defense was pretty strong except for that one inning that did us in.


SCG Women's Softball Saturday January 11, 2020

Festival Fireballs 5       SCG Diamonds 15

Saturday January 25th the SCG Diamond defeated Sun City Festival Women's team 15-5 at our Field of Dreams. Defense was a little off today but hitting was RIGHT ON! Perfect at the plate were left center fielder Kathy Boland, pitcher Kandi Patrick, shortstop Lisa Pelletier, rover Becky Holliday, first base Arlene Weslosky, and outfielder Laura Johnson. The rest of our artillery; Annie Lowe, Judy Muller, Vikki Hanson, Linda Doyle, Yvonne Becker, Kat Melton, and Doreen Stevenson, all contributed at least one hit.

Congrats to our homerun hitters Kathy, Lisa, and Becky! Becky also had a double and triple! Way to go Becks!!

It is wonderful to have such a flexible and team minded group of Ladies. Thank you to all who shared defensive positions and played wherever they were asked to play. Thank you Marjo McDougall for coaching bases. Take care of that finger! GREAT TEAM EFFORT!

Our next game is at SCG Field of Dreams vs SCW Hot Flashes on February 8 following the rescheduled Relay for Life Tournament (approximately 2:30).

Thanks to all of the fans, umpires, scorekeeper and announcers as well as the grounds crew who were there to support us.

SCG Women's Softball Saturday November 19, 2019

SCW Hot Flashes 10       SCG Diamonds 9

Our season opener was a good game against a very competitive Sun City West team. We were able to stay with them most of the game but not scoring in the final two innings did not help our cause. Everyone had at least 1 hit in their 3 at bats except for Kathy Boland, Arlene Weslowsky, and Yvonne Becker with two hits each. Lisa Pelletier had some great defensive plays to accompany her 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Kandi Patrick did a fine job pitching and batting (3 for 3) including the only triple for our team. Extra base hit honors also go to Arlene who smacked 2 doubles resulting in 2 runs scoring. Yvonne had an RBI and Becky Holliday drove in 2 more runs. We played good defense, including a great throw from Becky to catcher Judy Muller, which stopped the Hot Flashes' run from scoring. Speaking of flashes, thank you Lisa, Kathy, and Vikki Hanson for pinch running. Annie Lowe had her debut on the pitching mound and will continue to practice. It was a good experience for her, but at the same time she encourages others to think about sharing the position. Welcome to the team Kat Melton, Laura Johnson, and Marjo McDougal. So nice to have you join our gang! Special thanks to Coral Estes for coaching third base and to our softball friends; Buck, Norm, Mark, Roger, Mike, Marilyn, and Dave for their efforts and support of the women's team at Sun City Grand. Appreciation also to all of our fans in the stands! Next game is scheduled at SCW on December 14 at 2:30 pm. Practice will be on Friday Dec 13 @ noon. Please mark your calendars!!