Winter 2022 Standings

 White League Standings and Game Summaries for Winter 2022

 

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Thursday    April  14, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
WINTER LEAGUE WINNERS Thunderbird Auto 14 3 2 0.789
Liberty Buick 11 8 0 0.579
Sunny Energy 10 9 0 0.526
The Colonnade 8 10 1 0.447
Treedah Magee Realtor 7 11 1 0.395
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 4 13 2 0.263
Thursday      April 14, 2022
Treedah Magee  10    Sunny Energy  7             
Treedah:   Come on,  it can't get much better than this, friends playing a kids game having a lot of laughs and sharing a hotdog together afterwards. That's how it was this morning for Treedah Magee Realty and Sunny Energy during their battle at the ball park. First off Thanks to our sponsor Treedah Magee for coming out and supporting us this session. Thanks to Coral Estes for all you do for the team. Thanks to our White league commissioners Dave & Ski. Thanks to our teammate Ted Schneider for organizing the hot-dog luncheon after our final game today it was a big hit! Oh yeah Ted also went 4 for 4 scored once and added 3 RBI's in our game today. Arlene Weslosky who played rover today had 2 RBI's and scored once. Sub Laura Kovanda had 3 hits and 1 RBI, Rick Armentano had 2 Badda Bings including a triple and 2 RBI's. Our Big Dog Tim Schiewe had 2 hits and scored twice, Tom Rinehart banged out 2 hits and also scored twice, Paul Jinneman also had 2 hits scored once and 1 RBI. Today's pitcher Becky Holliday had 2 hits scored once and had an RBI, Nice job Becky! Ted Koch, Daren Proctor and Kandi Patrick all added a hit apiece to cap off the hitting today. Lee & Ski:  Thanks for Umpiring. Laura Kovanda thanks for subbing even though you were not at full strength today! John Hardy and Lee Visker it's been a fun playing with and against you both. Treedah Magee and it's players wish you all the best in the next chapter of your softball careers. Congratulations to Thunderbird Auto on winning it all this season.    "Ciao"
Sunny:  Sunny Energy went down meekly in the last game of the season, losing to Treedah Magee Realtor  10 - 7. Sunny scored 5 runs in the 4th inning and only 2 the rest of the game. Steve Willoughby led Sunny with 3 hits. Skip Pavitt, sub Tom Yurkunas, Tom Gruzs, Lou Provenzano, Paul Larsen, and John Hardy all contributed with 2 hits each.
Thunderbird Auto  12    Heather Van Peursem  12      
Thunderbird Auto:  The Thunderbird Automotive and Heather Van Peursem teams battled to a 12-12 tie to end the winter season. Hitting stars today for Thunderbird were Randy Van Wagner and Mark Beckner each going 3/4. Paul Johne, Mike Wunsch, Bob Snelling, Ken Van Egdom and Tom Ciavarella each had 2 hits. Mike, Mark, and Fred Jensen each had 2 RBI's. Ken had a double and Paul a triple. Thank you sub Dan Davidson. The Thunderbird Automotive won the White League Championship with a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 2 ties. This was a very enjoyable season for all of our players. We always played hard, had a lot of fun and nobody got hurt. We wish everyone an enjoyable summer. Thank you, guys!
Heather:  Heather Van Peursem Realty rallied with 2 outs in the 7th inning and scored 6 straight runs to tie League Champion Thunderbird Auto 12 - 12, then held them scoreless in the bottom of the 7th to  preserve the well earned tie.   Hitting stars for Heather were John Steele and Glenn Turner, both walloping 4 base knocks, with Glenn adding a big double.   Jim Hollenbeck and Jules Nagy ripped 3 hits respectively in 4 attempts.  Super Sub Roger Alberts banged out 2 ripples including a gigantic triple.  Ted Grove rocked 2 base hits including an important sac fly in the pivotal 7th inning.   Another Super Sub Dick Nunez torpedoed deuce bingles and played a solid 1st Base.  Dennis Haak and Ed Campbell propelled 2 singles apiece.   Tom Yurkunas and Norris Carpenter contributed solo bada bings to round out our 26 hit production.   Great team effort fellas!   We would like to thank Coral and Don for umpiring and Mark for doing the scoreboard.  Special thanks and gratitude to our Commissioners Dave and Ski for doing an outstanding job keeping the White League running in an organized fashion.  Kudos also go to our assistant/scorekeeper Lee Johnson, who was instrumental in maintaining our scorebook and offering sage advice.  We also would like to give a shout out to our sponsor Heather Van Peursem Realty for their continued commitment .   Many thanks also go to our tireless field and maintenance work crew, who do such a magnificent job keeping our field in excellent condition.  Lastly, special thanks to Ted Schneider for cooking up those delicious Wisconsin hot dogs.
Liberty Buick 11  Colonnade 9
Liberty Buick:  Liberty Buick built up a 11-4 lead heading into the 7th inning and needed every bit of it as the team held off Colonnade to win 11-9. Ken Krzeminski 3 for 3 with a double, winning pitcher Dan Davidson 3 for 3, Danny Wood with a hit, and Brian Holliday 2 for 3 with a double each had 2 RBI. Dave Dompier 1 for 2 with a sacrifice fly, sub Rick Armentano with a hit, and Ken Carlson 2 for 3 each drove in a run. Glenn Griffin 3 for 3, and sub Kandi Patrick with a hit rounded out our hitting. Special thanks to subs Paul Jinneman, Kandi Patrick, and Rick Armentano for filling in today. 
Colonnade:   Well, the hot dogs were good, guess the other team showed up, not very many hits. Everybody put forth good effort, Liberty held us off from a late rally, good try. Rod Wilterdink 1 for 4, scoring once, David Maligro 3 for 4, scoring once, John Truttman 1 for 4, scoring once, Tim Brown 2 for 4, scoring once, Roger Alberts 4 for 4, scoring 3 times, Frank Plahutnik 3 for 4, scoring once, Jim Jozwowski 2 for 4, Fred Lubs 3 hits and a SAC fly, Bob Hudson 0 for 4, Phil Murray 0 for 3, Ron Kaleta 2 for 3 scoring once.
Thanks, guys, for all your efforts, see you in the fall.
Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Tuesday   April 12, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 14 3 1 0.806
Sunny Energy 10 8 0 0.556
Liberty Buick 10 8 0 0.556
The Colonnade 8 9 1 0.472
Treedah Magee Realtor 6 11 1 0.361
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 4 13 1 0.250
Tuesday      April 12, 2022
Treedah Magee  6   Liberty Buick 2             
Treedah:   This was a well played game but neither Treedah Magee or Liberty Buick hit very well today. The realtors could only muster 14 hits but it was enough to win today. Ted Koch pitched a fine game getting the car guys to hit lots of balls into the ground that ended in a few double plays. Tim Schiewe went 2 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBI’s. Paul Jinneman also had 2 hits and 1 RBI to go along with his fine defensive plays at second base. Becky Holliday had 2 hits and turned a few double plays at the Rover position. Catcher Daren Proctor had 2 hits while fighting through some foot pain. Tom Rinehart our star right fielder went 3 for 3 with an RBI. Kandi Patrick, Rick Armentano and “Big Ted Schneider all chipped in with a doink apiece. I would like to thank our first base person Arlene Weslosky for making the plays at first  when our throws are a bit erratic. Thanks to our Sub Laura Kovanda for plugging the gap in right center field for us this afternoon. Thanks to the umpires and the person in the score tower. Coral Estes Thanks for coloring the runs in the scorebook for us, your help is very much appreciated.
Liberty:  Liberty Buick lost a pitcher's battle 6-2 to Treedah Magee snapping a five game winniing streak.  The key to the game was leaving bases loaded in the first three innings and only coming away with 2 runs total.  Losing pitcher Dan Davidson was 3 for 3 with a double and RBI.Dennis Scoggins, John Gavazza, Danny Wood with a RBI, Glenn Griffin, and Brian Holliday each collected two hits. Sub Don C Cole had a hit as all other bats were silent.
Thunderbird Auto  17    Colonnade. 11      
Thunderbird Auto:  Thunderbird Automotive came out power hitting today and defeated The Colonnade Team by a score of 17-11. Ken Van Egdom led the Team offensively going 4/4 including an inside the park home run and a triple. He also scored 3 runs and had 5 RBI's. He then treated the Team after the game with a blackberry delight dessert with Blue Bell ice cream. Thank you Ken!   Bob Snelling was perfect again going 4/4, scored 4 runs and had 2 RBI's. Randy Van Wagner punished the ball again going 3/4 including a double, scored 3 runs and had 2 RBI's. Fred Jensen was perfect at the plate going 3/3 and scored a run. He also made several good plays at second base. Jim Curcio jump started the Team in the first inning by leading off  with an inside the park home run . He had another hit, scored a run and had an RBI. Mark Beckner was 2/3 including a triple, scored a run and had an RBI. Paul Johne had 2 hits. Sub Rick Armentano was 2/3 and had 2 RBI's and pitched well to get the win. Lee Visker turned another inside the park homerun into a double and had 3 RBI's. Thanks to Rick Armentano for subbing.
Colonnade:  So, apparently Colonnade has two teams, one that hits and the one that hits infrequently. You can guess which one showed up today. Oh well, there’s always Thursday, at least this week. I must have the lineup backwards since the top five batters scored 4 times and the bottom 6 scored 7 times, go figure. Rod Wilterdink 3 for 4, scoring twice, David Maligro 2 for 4, John Truttman 1 for 4, Tim Brown 0 for 4 with a walk, Roger Alberts 2 for 4 with a triple and a walk, scoring twice, Frank Plahutnik 2 for 4, scoring once, Jim Jozwowski 1 for 4 with a walk, Fred Lubs 2 for 4 scoring once, Bob Hudson 1 for 4 with a walk, scoring once, Phil Murray 2 for 4 with a walk, scoring twice, Ron Kaleta2 for 4 with a walk, scoring twice. With only 18 hits, Thunderbird had enough to keep us humble.
Sunny Energy  22     Heather Van Peursem. 20
Sunny:  Sunny Energy broke out of their tailspin knocking out 31 hits and scoring 23 runs, but barely hanging on to beat a persistent Heather Van Peursem Realty team 22 - 20. Steve Willoughby continued his torrid hitting with 4 its and a walk in 5 at bats. Super subs Becky Holiday and Kandi Patrick combined for 7 hits in 10 at bats and 7 RBIs between them. Tom Gruzs had 4 hits and 3 RBIs. Sweet Lou Provenzano found his power stroke with a walk, single, 2 doubles to the left field wall, and 3 RBIs. Paul Larson knocked out 3 hits in 4 at bats including a triple and 3 RBIs. Roger Neumann, Brian Martin, and John Hardy had 2 hits each
Heather:  On a very windy Tuesday afternoon, Sunny Energy and Heather Van Peursem lit up the scoreboard by collectively scoring 42 runs....with Sunny emerging victorious 22 to 20.  Leading the hit parade for Heather was GlennTurner with 5 hits in 5 at bats including 2 huge doubles.  Tom Yurkunas also rocked a prodigious double to go with his 3 - 5 effort.  Dennis Haak, Chuck Gibson, and Jim Hollenbeck all went 3 for 5 respectively, with Jim making some nice running catches in left center field.  John Steele, Norris Carpenter, Jules Nagy, and super sub Roger Alberts all banged out 3 base knocks in 4 attempts. Ed Campbell and Ted Grove blasted 2 hits apiece.  Great performance fellas !  Thanks to Frank Plahutnik and Rod Wilterdink for umpiring, and Bob Hudson for doing the scoreboard.  Thank you to Lee Johnson for assisting and keeping our scorebook.
Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Thursday   April 7, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 13 3 1 0.794
Liberty Buick 10 7 0 0.588
Sunny Energy 9 8 0 0.529
The Colonnade 8 8 1 0.500
Treedah Magee Realtor 5 11 1 0.324
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 4 12 1 0.265

 

Thursday     April 7, 2022
Liberty Buick 13    Sunny Energy 11          
Liberty Buick:   Liberty Buick won its fifth game in a row to move into sole possession of second place.  Liberty was led by sub Paul Jinneman 2 for 4 with 3 RBI including a 2 run triple.  Sub Greg Roehm and winning pitcher Dan Davidson with a double were each 3 for 3 with 2 RBI.  Jon Chlebeck 3 for 3 with a double, Dave Dompier with a hit, Dennis Scoggins 3 for 4, Danny Wood with 2 hits, Ken Carlson with a hit, and Brian Holliday each had a RBI.  Ken Krzeminski went 2 for 4 with a triple and John Gavazza 4 for 4 as each scored twice.
Sunny:   Even with the wind howling, both teams played excellent defense. This game was nip and tuck all the way but Sunny Energy left too many runners on base, falling to Liberty Buick 13 - 11. Great defense from Tom Gruzs and a diving catch in right center by Skip Pavitt kept Sunny close. Brian Martin, Lou Provenzano, and Pavitt all had 3 hits. Steve Willoughby and John Bertholdy had 2 hits each. Thanks to subs Roger Alberts (2 hits), Laura Fenton Kovanda (2 hits) and Ron Kaleta who pitched well for ailing Roger Neumann.
   Colonnade  20    Heather Van Peursem 19    
Colonnade:  Well, there you go. Hit well and play reasonable defense, you squeak by with a win. Colonnade hung in there after a see saw game to find themselves behind by 5 in the bottom of the 7th. Then the bats came alive, scoring 6 for a come-from-behind victory. The Van Peursems hit well. Their only problem was they didn’t have the last ups. Rod Wilterdink (who else) led with 5 for 5 scoring 5 times (who does that!), David Maligro 4 for 5 with a triple, scoring twice, John Truttman 2 for 5 with a sac fly,  scoring twice, Tim Brown 4 for 5, scoring twice, Roger Alberts 2 for 4, scoring once, sub Dick Nunez 4 for 4 scoring 3 times (wow), Jim Jozwowski 2 for 4, scoring once, Fred Lubs 4 for 4 with a double (there you go!), scoring once, Bob Hudson 2 for 4, scoring once, Phil Murray 1 for 4 with a double (in the last inning), scoring once, Ron Kaleta 3 for 4, scoring once. I think that’s a record 33 hits for us. Very well played in a very windy day. Thanks to Dick, our only sub (I better check).
Heather:  Heather Van Peursem Realty engaged in an old fashioned " slugfest " with The Colonnade team but found themselves at the proverbial " short end of the stick ", losing 20 to 19 in the 7th inning.  Heather pounded out 30 base knocks and had numerous batting stars during this windy morning.   Dan Haak was 3 for 4 including a huge triple and a walk, plus scoring 4 times.  Jim Hollenbeck  ripped 4 rockets in 5 attempts with a triple and 3 runs scored.  Glenn Turner banged out 4 singles and scored.  Barry Delano played his last game for Heather this season and came up with another great offensive display, going 4 for 5 including a tremendous double and scoring 3 times. Norris Carpenter was a perfect 3  - 3 including a huge double and a base on balls.  Jules Nagy  was 3 for 4 and scored once.  Chuck Gibson clobbered 2 shots safely which included a two base effort and scoring twice.  Tom Yurkunas torpedoed 3 large safeties and scored.  John Steele was on twice with base knocks and scored once.  Ted Grove and Ed Campbell, who scored twice, hit solo singles to complete our 30 hit production.   Thanks to Barry Delano for playing with us and we wish him luck playing with his Canadian team back home.  Much praise for our umpires, Tim Schiewe and Ken Carlson, without being remiss for mentioning the great job Mark Jessen does on a daily basis doing the scoreboard.  Kudos also to Lee Johnson for assisting and keeping our scorebook.   Great team effort guys !
Thunderbird Auto 7   Treedah Magee 4
Thunderbird Automotive:  It was a hard fought battle today with Thunderbird Automotive winning by a score of 7-4 over a very good Treedah Magee team. Thunderbird started the game scoring 3 runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed during the rest of the game. Tom Ciavarella played his best game of the year to lead the Team. He made several catches in left field . He also had a perfect game hitting going 3/3. Other leading hitters going 3/4 and scoring 2 runs were  Paul Johne and Bob Snelling. One of Bob's hits was a double and he was outstanding defensively at 3rd base. Jim Curcio made some nice catches in the outfield as the wind was really affecting fly balls. He, Randy Van Wagner, Ken Van Egdom and Mark Beckner each had 2 hits. Mark also made several fine plays at shortstop. Mark,Bob Snelling and Ken Van Egdom each had 2 RBI's. Sub Dan Davidson pitched another gem of a game holding the Treedah Magee team to 4 runs. When a team gets pitching like that, play's errorless defensively and gets timely hitting, it results in a win. Thanks to subs Dan Davidson and Dennis Karcher for assisting us today.
Treedah:  Not a lot of scoring today but it still was enough for the 1st Place Thunderbird team to beat the struggling Treedah Magee Realtors. Congratulations to Lee Visker the manager of the Thunderbird Auto Team on winning this session. Add another feather to your cap Lee! Treedah had 14 hits with only 2 of those 14 being extra base hits. Becky Holliday led the team going 2 for 3 with a triple and 1 RBI. Arlene Weslosky also had 2 hits in 3 at bats. Kandi Patrick had 2 bada bings and 1 RBI. Don Cole had 1 hit and an RBI. Tom Rinehart got an RBI on a sac fly ball. Paul Jinneman, Tim Schiewe, Ted Schneider (double), Ted Koch and Daren Proctor all contributed 1 hit apiece. Ted Koch made some nice grabs on a very windy morning out in left field. The infield also turned in a couple of nice double plays to keep the game within reach. Thanks to umpires Kenny K and Jim Courtney for umpiring. Thanks To Coral Estes for keeping the scorebook for our Treedah Magee team.

Tuesday    April 5, 2022

Team

Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 12 3 1 0.781
Sunny Energy 9 7 0 0.563
Liberty Buick 9 7 0 0.563
The Colonnade 7 8 1 0.469
Treedah Magee Realtor 5 10 1 0.344
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 4 11 1 0.281

 

Tuesday    April 5, 2021
Liberty Buick 22   Heather Van Peursem 13          
Liberty Buick won its fourth straight game to climb into a second place tie with Sunny Energy.  Liberty was led by Danny Wood 3 for 4 with a double and 5 RBI.  Bill Tierney 4 for 5 with a double and sub Greg Roehm 3 for 4 with 3 doubles had 3 RBI each.  Sub Tim Schiewe replaced an injured  John Gavazza in the 1st inning and went 4 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI.  Dennis Scoggins 3 for  5 with a double, Jon Chlebeck 4 for 4 with a double, and winning pitcher Dan Davidson 3 for 4 with a triple each had 2 RBI.  Dave Dompier had a hit, Ken Krzeminski 3 hits and 2 walks, and Brian Holliday 2 hits to each drive in one run.  Ken Carlson had 2 hits on the day as every Liberty Buick player reached base on at least one hit.  Special thanks to Tim Schiewe for jumping in when John Gvazza went down; and to Greg Roehm for his contribution today.
Heather Van Peursem Realty manufactured 13 runs on 25 hits but was defeated 22 to 13 by a very hot Liberty Buick team.  Leading the hit parade for Heather were Barry Delano and John Steele, both perfect with the stick by ripping 4 hits respectively, with John adding a double to his total production.  Dennis Haak also pounded 4 base knocks in 5 attempts and made an outstanding catch in right center field.  Tom Yurkunas and Ed Campbell torpedoed 3 bingles apiece.  Chuck Gibson and Norris Carpenter both managed to bazooka 2 huge shots.  Glenn Turner stroked a big hit, also drawing a base on balls.  Ted Grove banged a hit and walked.  Jules Nagy singled and made a decent catch in right.   Thanks to Frank Plahutnik and Rod Wilterdink for umpiring and John Truttman for doing the scoreboard.  Lee Johnson again did a fine job assisting and keeping our scorebook.
   Colonnade  19    Treedah Magee 4    
Colonnade:  We had two subs today, Bill Tierney & Jules Nagy, each had 3 hits, thanks guys. The rest of the team had 25 and played decent defense to mercy the realtors. Everybody hit well even though we left 15 men on base. Rod Wilterdink 4 for 5, scoring 4 times, David Maligro 1 for 5 scoring once, John Truttman 4 for 5, scoring 3 times, Tim Brown 3 for 5, scoring once, Roger Alberts 4 for 4, scoring 3 times, Jules Nagy 3 for 4, with a double, scoring once, Jim Jozwowski 2 for 4 with a walk, scoring once, Fred Lubs 3 for 4 with a double, scoring once, Bill Tierney 3 for 4, scoring once, Bob Hudson2 for 4 with a triple, scoring once & Phil Murray 2 for 4 with a walk, scoring twice. Now that the weather is warming up, please hydrate before the game and during. A good day for Colonnade.
Treedah:  It just wasn’t Treedah Magees’s day today. The Colonnade came out swinging and couldn’t hit one of our gloves for most of the game. Tom Rinehart had 3 hits, Tim Schiewe went 3 for 3 including an in the park 2 run home run. Seven players had 1 hit apiece to round out the field. Happy Birthday to our second baseman Don F Cole who celebrated it with a nice double today. Thanks to Scott & Dan for umpiring. Thanks Coral.
Thunderbird Auto 19   Sunny Energy 6
Thunderbird Automotive defeated Sunny Energy today by a score of 19-6 in six innings. Several good defensive plays were made today by second baseman Fred Jensen, shortstop Mark Beckner, and third baseman Bob Snelling. After getting only 6 hits last Thursday the Thunderbird Team blasted out 26 hits today including an inside the park home run by Paul Johne, 2 doubles by Randy Van Wagner and a double by Lee Visker. Jim Curcio,  Paul Johne, Mike Wunsch, Bob Snelling, Randy Van Wagner and Lee Visker each had 3 hits. Mark Beckner and Fred Jensen each had 2 hits. Randy Van Wagner and Lee Visker each had 4 RBI's. Mike Wunsch and Bob Snelling each had 2 RBI's. Sub Rod Wilterdink pitched a great game and made several key defensive plays. Thank you Rod for filling in for Dave Anthony.
Sunny Energy continued their free fall, never in the game, managing only 11 hits and losing to Thunderbird 19 - 6. Steve Willoughby, Jim Courtney, and Tom Gruzs were the only players to get 2 hits in this game.
Thunderbird Auto 23  Sunny Energy  14 
Today we finished the March 1st game with Sunny Energy. It was with 1 out in the top of the 4th inning with Thunderbird Automotive leading by a score of 11-4. The final score today was Thunderbird winning by a score of 23-14. Thunderbird pounded out 34 hits including an inside the park homerun by Jim Curcio, a 3 base hit by Ken Van Egdom and doubles by Paul Johne, Mike Wunsch, Randy Van Wagner and Mark Beckner. Paul Johne, Mike Wunsch, Randy Van Wagner and Bob Snelling each had 4 hits. Jim Curcio, Dave Anthony and Lee Visker each had 3 hits. Ken Van Egdom, Mark Beckner, Tom Ciavarella and Fred Jensen each had 2 hits. Bob Snelling and Ken Van Egdom each had 4 RBI's. Randy Van Wagner and Lee Visker each had 3  RBI'S.  Jim Curcio, Mark Beckner and Tom Ciavarella each had 2 RBI's. Dave Anthony gets the win. Thanks to Rod Wilterdink for filling in for Dave and pitching for us.
Sunny Energy:  Sunny also lost after completing a previously suspended game to Thunderbird 23 - 14. Tom Gruzs and Brian Martin had 4 hits each while Roger Neumann, Skip Pavitt and Steve Willoughby contributed 3 hits each. Subs Don Cole and Becky Holiday and John Bertholdy  helped out with 2 hits each.

 

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Thursday  March 31, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 10 3 1 0.750
Sunny Energy 9 5 0 0.643
Liberty Buick 8 7 0 0.533
The Colonnade 6 8 1 0.433
Treedah Magee Realtor 5 9 1 0.367
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 4 10 1 0.300
Thursday    March 31, 2022
Liberty Buick 18    Thunderbird Auto 1          
Liberty Buick took down first place Thunderbird Auto 18-1 in a five inning run-shortened game.  Liberty was led by Dennis Scoggins 2 for 2 with 4 RBIs,  Dave Dompier 3 for 4 with a triple, Ken Krzeminski 3 for 4 with a double and triple, John Gavazza 3 for 3 with a double, Bill Tierney 2 for 3 with a double, and Danny Wood 2 for 3 each drove in two runs.  Scott Piemeisl with a hit, Ken Carlson with a hit, Brian Holliday with 2 hits, and winning pitcher Dan Davidson with 2 hits each added a RBI.
Thunderbird:  Dan Davidson pitched a gem of a game for Liberty Buick today defeating the Thunderbird Automotive team by a score of 18-1 in 5 innings. Paul Johne had 2 of Thunderbird's 6 hits. The good news is that nobody got hurt and we will be ready to play Tuesday.
   Colonnade  14    Sunny Energy  12    
Colonnade:  So, I get it. When you get your fanny beat on Tuesday, you call up the other Colonnade team to play on Thursday.  This one found their bats and played good enough defense to win. Running down the lineup, Rod Wilterdink 3 for 4, scoring twice, David Maligro 2 for 4, scoring once, John Truttman 2 for 4, Tim Brown 3 for 4, scoring once, Kandi (sub) Patrick 2 for 4 with a double, scoring twice, John (sub) Guzik 1 for 4, scoring once, Jim Jozwowski 3 for 4, scoring once, Fred Lubs 1 for 4, scoring twice, Bob Hudson 2 for 4, scoring once, Phil Murray 4 for 4, scoring twice and Ron Kaleta 3 for 3, scoring once. Excellent team effort against a very good Sunny team. Several nice defensive plays from John Truttman, John Guzik, Fred Lubs, Rod Wilterdink, Kandi Patrick, Tim Brown and Bob Hudson. Thanks to our subs and everyone for a fine effort.
Sunny:   Sunny Energy had one bad inning with several errors and it cost them. This game was tied 9 - 9 after 3 innings but Sunny could only score 3 runs over the last 4 innings and lost 14 - 12 to The Colonnade. Jim Courtney, Bob Tarr, and Brian Martin all had good games with 3 hits each and Courtney knocking in 3 runs. Steve Willoughby, Roger Neumann, and Lou Provenzano had 2 hits each.
Treedah Magee 9    Heather Van Peursem  6
Treedah:  A well played game this fine morning by Heather Van Peursem and Treedah Magee. Treedah took the early lead and never looked back. Well maybe we looked back a little bit but we held on for the win. The bottom part of the order carried the team today led by our catcher Daren Proctor 3 for 3 one of which was an inside the park home run, 3 RBI’s and he also made a good putout on a foul tipped batted ball in the 7th inning.  Arlene Weslosky went 2 for 3, with a Triple and 2 RBI’s. Ted Koch went 3 for 3 and made a nice catch on a hard hit line drive to left field to end a rally by the Heather team  Our “rock” Tim Schiewe went 2 for 2 with 1 RBI and a base on balls.  Tom Rinehart also had an inside the park home run and played solid in right field as usual. Our infield of Don Cole, Becky Holliday, Paul Jinneman, Arlene Weslosky and Ted Schneider all played solid defense today.  Today's pitcher Kandi Patrick pitched a solid game and had 2 solid hits and an RBI. All other players all pitched in with 1 hit apiece. Thanks to Umpires Ken Krezminski and Bill Tierney, Coral Estes our scorebook keeper. And a belated Thank You to Lee Visker who umpired last week's Thursday’s game for us which I forgot to mention. 
Heather Van Peursem:  Heather Van Peursem Realty engaged in a close defensive battle with Treedah Magee Realty but finally succumbed in the 7th inning by a score of 9 to 6.  Hitting star for Heather was Ted Grove,  who went 3 for 3 including a double.  Ted also made some great plays from his rover position.  Glenn Turner smashed 3 bingles in 4 at bats.  Ed Campbell ripped 2 base knocks in 3 appearances .  Dennis Haak had a 2 - 4 performance.   Barry Delano was 2 for 3 with sac fly and played a solid right field.  Norris Carpenter was 1 for 2 with a walk.  Chuck Gibson rocked a single and a sac fly ;  John Steele, Jules Nagy, and Super Sub Greg Roehm all torpedoed solo shots.  Tom Yurkunas played excellent at third base, vacuuming up several hard shots.   Thanks to Greg  Roehm for subbing .   Thank you to Ken Krzeminski and Bill Tierney for umping and Mark Jessen for scoreboard.   Also we appreciate Lee Johnson for keeping our scorebook.

 

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Tuesday March 29, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 10 2 1 0.808
Sunny Energy 9 4 0 0.692
Liberty Buick 7 7 0 0.500
The Colonnade 5 8 1 0.393
Treedah Magee Realtor 4 9 1 0.321
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 4 9 1 0.321
Tuesday   March 29, 2022
Thunderbird Auto 18  Heather Van Peursem 6          
Thunderbird:  A couple of the Thunderbird's "Young Guns" Jim Curcio and Paul Johne came out blazing today as Thunderbird scored 5 runs in the first inning. They went on to defeat the Heather Van Peursem team by a score of 18-5 in a 5 inning mercy rule game. Jim was 3/4 and scored 2 runs. Paul was 3/4 , scored 3 runs and had 2 RBI's. Bob Snelling was 3/3 including a triple, scored a run and had 2 RBI's. Tom Ciavarella had a perfect day going 3/3 including a double, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. Mike Wunsch was 2/4, scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI's. He also made a catch that will be shown on ESPN tonite!! Mark Beckner also had a perfect 2/2, scored a run and had 2 RBI's. Coach Lee Visker was 2/3 (including turning an inside the park HR into a double), scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI's. Randy Van Wagner was 1/3 and had 3 RBI's. We thank our sub, Rod Wilterdink who not only pitched a great game to get the win, but was perfect at the plate going 4/4 and score 2 runs. Fred Jensen was 1/3 including a triple and scored 2 runs. First baseman Ken Van Egdom made the catch of the day snagging a pop-up over his shoulder as he was running toward right field. Every player had one or more hits as we pounded out 25 hits in the five inning game.
Heather:  Heather Van Peursem Realty lost to a very hard hitting Thunderbird Auto team by a score of 18 to 6. Heather could only manage 12 hits through the 5 inning game.  Norris Carpenter and John Steele were the hitting stars for Heather, both whacking 2 hits in 2 at bats.  Glenn Turner also smacked 2 safeties in 3 attempts.  Jules Nagy and Ed Campbell manufactured solo baseknocks in 2 at bats.  Dennis Haak, Jim Hollenbeck, Barry Delano, and Chuck Gibson all produced big hits with Chuck blasting a tremendous double.  Thanks to Skip Pavitt and Tom Gruzs for umpiring, Glenn Griffin for doing scoreboard, and Lee Johnson for maintaining our scorebook.  Next game  is Thursday @ 9:45 Am.  Barry has ump duty at 11:00 AM. 
Liberty Buick 21   Colonnade 6    
Liberty:  Liberty Buick exploded for 21 runs in a six inning affair.  Every player had at least one hit.  Jon Chlebeck 4 for 4 had a career day with 3 doubles, a triple and 6 RBI.  Sub Dennis Haak with a double and 2 RBI, Danny Wood with a RBI and  Ken Carlson with an RBI also went 4 for 4 on the day.  Dave Dompier had 2 hits including a double to drive in 3 runs.  Bill Tierney 3 for 4, Glenn Griffin 3 for 4 with a double, and winning pitcher Dan Davidson with 2 hits each had 2 RBI.  Ken Krzeminski 2 for 3 and Brian Holliday with a hit each added an RBI.  Sub Greg Roehm had 2 hits and scored twice while playing a solid game in left field.
Colonnade:  Well, there you have it. Colonnade had 12 hits, 6 runs and a few miscues. Our new permanent sub (the 5th for this team), David Maligro walked twice and scored twice, Rod Wilterdink was 3 for 3, scoring twice with one triple, Tim Brown was 3 for 3 scoring once, Fred Lubs & Russ Figueroa were 2 for 3, Bob Hudson and John Truttman had one hit each. We also managed to hit some hard, line drives right to a fielder. If you do the math, that was about the size of it. Thanks to Jim Hollenbeck for subbing. Liberty hit the ball well and deserved the win.
Treedah Magee 17   Sunny Energy 10
Treedah:  First of all Thanks to Ron Michalski, John Hammel and Jim Opyd for getting the field ready for play this early afternoon. Your hard work is appreciated by all White League players and commissioners. Now back to the ballgame. Treedah Magee came out swinging with 4 runs in the first inning and 5 runs in the second inning to get a jump on our good buddies at Sunny Energy. Every Treedah Magee player had at least 1 hit with most having multiple hits in this 28 hit game. Ted Koch got the well deserved victory limiting the Energy guys to 10 runs. Darren Proctor who's been on a hitting streak as of late went 3 for 3 today and scored 1 run. Tom Rinehart had 3 hits, 2 RBI's and scored 3 times. Tim Schiewe was 4 for 4, 3 RBI's and scored twice. Great to have you back Tim! Rick Armentano went 4 for 4, 2 RBI's and scored 3 times. Great to have you show up today Rick! Becky Holliday had 2 hits as did Kandi Patrick and Ted Koch. Ted Schneider and Paul Jinneman had 3 bada bings apiece and backed it up with some nice defensive plays to squash Sunny's comeback bids throughout the game. Don Cole and Arlene Weslosky played flawlessly in the infield and turned a double play or two. Hats off to my sisters and brothers on Treedah Magee today, you earned it! Thanks to Tom and Fred for umpiring. Thanks to our bench coach and scorekeeper Coral Estes for keeping us on track.  
Sunny:  Sunny Energy was never really in this game. They fell behind Treedah Magee Realtor 9 - 5 after 2 innings and never managed to close the gap, losing 17 - 10. Roger Neumann had a good day, going 4 for 4 with an RBI. Tom Gruzs, Bob Tarr, and Steve Willoughby all had 3 hits. Paul Larson, Skip Pavitt, and Lou Provenzano contributed 2 hits each. Brian Martin played another outstanding game in left field. Special thanks to Red League players John Hammel, Jim Opyd, and Ron Michalski, for getting the field ready for us to play even though their league had to cancel due to the rain.

 

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Thursday  March 24, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 9 2 1 0.792
Sunny Energy 9 3 0 0.750
Liberty Buick 6 7 0 0.462
The Colonnade 5 7 1 0.423
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 4 8 1 0.346
Treedah Magee Realtor 3 9 1 0.269

 

Thursday   March 24, 2022
Thunderbird Auto 11   Colonnade 3          
Thunderbird:  Today's game between The Colonnade and Thunderbird Automotive teams was a show of strong pitching and very good defensive play. There was not a lot of hitting by either team.      Thunderbird won the game 11-3 but was only able to get 14 hits. Ken Van Egdom led the team going 3/3, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. Mark Beckner was 2/3 including an inside the park homerun. He scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI's. Paul Johne was 2/3 including a triple and scored 2 runs. Randy Van Wagner was 2/3 and scored a run. Tom Ciavarella had a good defensive game in the outfield, hit a double and had 2 RBI's. Lee Visker was 1/3, scored a run and had 2 RBI's. Jim Curcio made some nice catches in the outfield and threw out a runner at 3rd base. Dave Anthony got the win and made some very good defensive plays. Bob Snelling, Paul Johne and Mark Beckner all came through with strong infield defensive plays. With Sunny Energy losing today, Thunderbird Automotive moved into first place.
Colonnade:  Jim Jozwowski was our leading hitter with 3 for 3 at the plate. Rod, Frank, Roger, sub Dave Dompier and Tim got 2 hits each. Not much more to say with only 17 hits,  12 men  LOB and  too many miscues adds up to a weak performance. After a strong game on Tuesday, Thunderbird was too much for us. As Arnold says, “We’ll be back”. Thanks to Dave for subbing.
Heather Van Peursem 11  Sunny Energy 2    
Heather:   Heather Van Peursem Realtor hit explosively on offense and played flawlessly on defense, resulting in a 11 to 2 victory over first place Sunny Energy.   Leading hitter again for Heather was Chuck Gibson , who smacked 4 hits ,including a huge double.   Dennis Haak had 3 big hits, including a two bagger and also made a nice running catch in right center.  Tom Yurkunas ripped a single and a resounding double.  John Steele smashed 2 hits, including an awesome double.  Norris Carpenter went 2 for 3 and played flawlessly at 2nd base.  Jim Hollenbeck torpedoed 3 bingles.  Contributing solo shots were Glenn Turner, Ted Grove, Jules Nagy, and Ed Campbell.  Defensively Ted Grove made several excellent plays from his rover position, equivalent to his great play at shortstop last Tuesday.   Glenn Turner also played flawlessly from his shortstop position, fielding several chances and making good throws.   Ed Campbell played a stellar game in left field, recording several putouts on deep fly balls.  Great game fellas !   Thanks to Tim Schiewe and Bill Tierney for umpire duty, Mark Jessen for doing scoreboard, and Lee Johnson for maintaining our scorebook.   Next game is Tuesday @ 1:30 PM.  Tom and Jules have umpire duty @ 2:45 PM.
Sunny:    There was nothing sunny about Sunny Energy's performance this morning as they started slow and finished slower, managing only  9 hits and falling to Heather Van Peursem Reality 11 - 2. Sub John Gavazza was one of the few bright spots, making a nice running catch in right field and having a hit and walk in 3 at bats. John Bertholdy had 2 hits and Lou Provenzano had a hit and 2 walks in 3 at bats.
Liberty Buick 9    Treedah Magee 8    
Liberty Buick:  Liberty Buick trailed 7-1 heading into the bottom of the 2nd inning and 7-4 after 5 innings were in the book.  A 4 run rally in the 6th inning catapulted Liberty Buick into a 8-7 lead.  The teams each scored a run in the 7th inning to fish at a 9-8 victory for Liberty.  Brian Holliday 3 for 4 with a double batted in 2 runs including the game winner,  Winning pitcher Dan Davidson 2 for 3 and sub Frank Plahutnik with a hit each had 2 RBI.  Dave Dompier 3 for 4, Dennis Scoggins 2 for 3, and John Gavazza 3 for 4 each drove in a run.  Scoggins and Glenn Griffin each made several outstanding defensive plays to hold Treedah Magee in check.  Ken Krzeminski 3 for 4, Danny Wood 2 for 4, Ken Carlson 2 for 4, and Jon Chlebeck 1 for 3 with a double closed out Liberty's hit parade as everyone reached safely with at least one hit.
Treedah:   Treedah Magee started strong putting up 7 runs total in the first two innings but then the well ran dry. We were able to tie the game up with 1 run in the top of the seventh to make it 8 -8. But our friends over on the Liberty Buick team were late starters today and put up a 4 spot in the bottom of the 6th inning to take the lead 8-7. Treedah Magee managed to get 1 run in the top of the seventh to tie the game up 8 - 8. Liberty's base running was the difference in the bottom of the seventh and they put 1 run across home plate to win the game. Hats off to our friends on Liberty Buick. Don F Cole had 3 hits and 1 RBI, Tim Schiewe went 3 for 4 with a triple and 1 RBI. Kandi Patrick went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI and made a huge catch in the outfield to keep the game close. Sub Greg Roehm had a double and 2 RBI's. All other players pitched in with 1 hit apiece. Thanks to Don C Cole and Greg Roehm for subbing for us today. Thanks To Coral & Mark, umpires Roger Neumann and Steve Willoughby for calling another good game. 

 

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Tuesday March 22, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Sunny Energy 9 2 0 0.818
Thunderbird Auto 8 2 1 0.773
The Colonnade 5 6 1 0.458
Liberty Buick 5 7 0 0.417
Treedah Magee Realtor 3 8 1 0.292
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 3 8 1 0.292

 

Tuesday  March 22, 2022
Thunderbird Auto 17   Treedah Magee 10          
Thunderbird:  Thunderbird Automotive scored 5 runs in each of the first two innings and went on to defeat Treedah Magee by a score of 17-10. Every player had one or more hits as the team pounded out 28 hits in the six innings of batting. Mike Wunsch missed last Thursday's game due to illness and today (in addition to playing excellent defense in the outfield) went 4/4, scored 3 runs and had an RBI. Randy Van Wagner continued to pound the ball going 3/4, score a run and had 4 RBI's. Paul Johne was 3/4, scored 3 runs and had an RBI. Jim Curcio was 3/4, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. Ken Van Egdom was 3/4, scored a run and had 3 RBI's. Mark Beckner had a perfect 3/3. Bob Snelling had a walk, was 2/3 and scored 2 runs. Pitcher Dave Anthony pitched well to get the win. He also hit well going 2/3 including a double and triple, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI's. Fred Jensen and Lee Visker each had 2 hits. It was a very good total team effort resulting in the Win!
Treedah:  Well it was a close game for the first four innings and the T -Bird boys kept dropping in the hits on Treedah Magee to hold the lead and gain the victory. Treedah Magee achilles has been scoring in the 6 and 7 innings. No different today. Don F Cole went 3 for 3, Daren Proctor 2 for 3 and Ted Koch was 2 for 3 and pitched a good game. We will be back at it on Thursday.
Sunny Energy 10   Liberty Buick 7    
Sunny:  Sunny Energy's bats were again ice cold as they fell behind Liberty Buick 4 - 1 after 4 innings. But coming from behind seems to be their modus operandi as they scored 9 runs over the next 2 innings and played excellent defense, holding Liberty to 2 runs on the way to a 10 - 7 win. Defensively Skip Pavitt and Brian Martin made several nice catches in the OF to squash potential Liberty rallies. Thanks to sub pitcher Jules Nagy who kept Liberty's bats in check and had 3 hits and an RBI. Sub Becky Holiday also had 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Steve Willoughby continued with a hot bat, going 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs. John Bertholdy and sub Curtis Rhodes contributed with 2 hits each. Also, thanks to last minute sub Don Cole who was on base twice with a hit and a walk.
Liberty:  Liberty Buick held a 4-1 lead after 4 innings, but were outscored 9-3 over the final frames to fall to first place Sunny Energy. Dennis Scoggin with 3 RBI, Bill Tierney  with a RBI, and Glenn Griffin with an RBI each had 3 hits on the day.  Ken Carlson added an RBI.  John Gavazza and Dan Davidson each had 2 hits.  After playing a flawless last game, the "wheels came off the bus" defensively in the fifth and sixth inning.
Colonnade 21 Heather 8    
Colonnade:  The boys had a good rest over the weekend and came out swinging, 5 runs in the first and kept the lead throughout. The weather is warming up and so were the bats, 31 hits. Rod Wilterdink was 5 for 6, Frank Plahutnik 2 for 5 with a walk, Roger Alberts 2 for 5 with a triple, John Truttman (helped by Skip) was 3 for 4, Tim Brown 2 for 4, Bob Hudson 3 for 4, Jim Jozwowski 2 for 4, Fred Lubs 4 for 4, John Bertholdy (sub) 4 for 4, Ron Kaleta 2 for 4 and Phil Murray 2 for 4. There were some great catches in the outfield, thanks John and Rod. A good game overall for Colonnade. Although Heather scored 4 in the first, their bats cooled and our defense stepped up to hold them to only 4 more. Thanks to Skip who filled in while John T. escaped from the doctor’s office. And to John Bertholdy for subbing for Marv Mathews, get well Marv.
Heather:  Heather Van Peursem was totally outplayed by a hot hitting Colonnade team, resulting in a 21 to 8 defeat.   Leading hitters for Heather were Pitcher Barry Delano, who laced 3 smash bingles in 3 at bats and caught several line drives and Glenn Turner, who also went 3 for 3 with a big double.   Chuck Gibson continued his consistent hitting by going 2 for 3 with a double.  Ted Grove contributed 2 base knocks in 3 attempts with a huge triple.  Jim Hollenbeck and Jules Nagy both were 2 for 3 from the plate....Jules making a good catch in right field.   Norris Carpenter and Dennis Haak both ripped big hits with Dennis getting a double and also making a fine catch in right center field.   Thanks to Danny Wood and Kenny Carlson for umping, David Dompier for doing the scoreboard, and Lee Johnson for maintaining our scorebook.  Next game is Thursday @ 8:30 AM.

 

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Thursday. March 17, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Sunny Energy 8 2 0 0.800
Thunderbird Auto 7 2 1 0.750
Liberty Buick 5 6 0 0.455
The Colonnade 4 6 1 0.409
Treedah Magee Realtor 3 7 1 0.318
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 3 7 1 0.318
Thursday  March 17, 2022
Thunderbird Auto  13    Sunny Energy  8          
Thunderbird:  Thunderbird Automotive came out ready to play today and defeated the first place Sunny Energy by a score of 13-8. Pitcher Dave Anthony led the way by pitching an excellent game and making some fine defensive plays. He also was 3/4 hitting and had 2 RBI's. Paul Johne made some nice defensive plays at second base in addition to going 3/4 and scored 3 runs. Ken Van Egdom played an excellent all around game going 3/4 including the second straight game by hitting a triple, scored 1 run and had 2 RBI's. Fred Jensen was 3/3 and scored 2 runs. Randy Van Wagner came through for us again going 2/4, including a double, scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI's.  Bpb Snelling was 2/4 including a double, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI's. Lee Visker was 2/3 and had 2 RBI's. Mark Beckner played shortstop today. He did a good job and had 2 hits. Today every player provided excellent offensive and defensive efforts which was needed to defeat the strong Sunny Energy Team. 
Sunny Energy:  Sunny Energy's bats were ice cold on this warm sunny morning as they fell behind 13 - 2 and never could recover as they fell to a strong hitting Thunderbird Auto team 13 - 8. Defense was top notch as both teas made outstanding plays in the field. Tom Gruzs, Roger Neumann, and Brian Martin all had 3 hits for Sunny. Skip Pavitt, and sub Laura Fenton Kovanda had 2 hits each. Neumann, Pavitt, and Jim Courtney had 2 RBIs each.
Liberty Buick 15   Heather Van Peursem   0    
Liberty Buick:  Liberty Buick played a flawless game in the field and cruised to a 15-0 five inning victory over Heather Von Peursem.  Every player had at least one hit and scored in the victory.  Glenn Griffin with 3 RBI, Bill Tierney with a RBI,  John Gavazza with a double and 2 RBI, and Brian Holliday with 2 RBI each had 3-hit games.  Dennis Scoggins with a double and 2 RBI, Ken Krzeminski, Danny Wood with a RBI, Ken Carlson with a double and RBI, and Dave Dompier with a RBI each had 2 hits. Scott Piemeisl and winning pitcher Dan Davidson each had a hit and RBI.  Glenn Griffin and Ken Carlson were not only perfect at the plate, but also sparkled in the field.  
Heather Van Peursem:   Heather Van Peursem ran into a very hot and talented Liberty Buick team which resulted in a 15 to 0 mercy game.    Highlights were few and far between for Heather but one standout was Chuck Gibson, who managed to hit a perfect 2 for 2.  John Steele also was perfect going 1 for 1.  Jim Hollenbeck and Glenn Turner both garnered 1 hit in 2 at bats.  Thanks to Coral Estes and Don F. Cole for umping,  Arlene Weslosky for scoreboard, and Lee Johnson for maintaining our score book.
Colonnade  10   Treedah Magee 9    
Colonnade:  Ok, so 2-0, 4-2, 6-2, 6-7, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8, 9-10. Looks like a see-saw game. Colonnade started slowly out of the gate, then caught up in the fourth and pulled it out with 2 in the bottom of the 7th for the win. Thanks to our 3 outfield subs, Jim Hollenbeck, Dennis Haak & Bill Tierney, couldn’t have done it without them. Going down the lineup, Rod Wilterdink 3 for 4, scoring once (winning run), Dennis Haak 2 for 4, scoring once, Roger Alberts 2 for 4, Bill Tierney 1 for 3 with a SAC fly, Tim Brown 1 for 3, with a walk, scoring once, Bob Hudson 1 for 3 with a walk, scoring twice, Jim Hollenbeck 3 for 3, scoring twice (super sub), Fred Lubs 2 for 3, scoring once, Jim Jozwowski 2 for 3, scoring once, Marv Mathews 2 for 3, and Phil Murray 3 for 3, scoring once (tying run). Way to pull it out, guys. 22 hits again. We’re clawing our way out of the cellar. Wear your green at the party tonight.
Treedah Magee:   As expected, another well played game by both teams. It was a back and forth adventure with some scalding hit balls that were hauled in by excellent defensive plays. Treedah Magee realtors had 18 hits but came up 1 run short once again this week. Hats off to our friends over at the Colonnade who got 2 runs in the seventh inning to win the game. Today's player of the game was Darren Proctor who went 3 for 3, scored once and had 2 RBI's for Treedah Magee. Our pitcher Ted Koch deserved better outcomes this week but always keeps his head up when the hits for our foes keep falling into the abyss. Great job Ted! Tom Rinehart made a super running catch in right center field in front of Tim Schiewe who was backing him up 24 inches away! Nobody got hurt thank goodness.Tom went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Tim Schiewe also made a superb catch on a well hit ball that most players wouldn't get to in center field. Kudos to Tim! Players with 2 hits each were Paul Jinneman, Kandi Patrick, Ted Schneider and sub Dick Nunez. Dick also turned one of those hits into a triple with his sheer speed and determination on the base paths. Becky Holliday,Ted Koch, Don F Cole and Rick Armentano all had a Badda Bing apiece. Coral Estes Thanks again for everything you do for the team. Thanks to Umpires Bob Snelling and Mark Beckner who called a good game today. Thanks also to Mark Jessen up in the scoretower. Thanks to "Ski" and "Dave" our White League commissioners for keeping the games rolling on time and having a handle on all that goes on. As my idol Pete Semenak says about watching Senior Softball games  "You can't make this stuff up!"

 

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Tuesday     March 15,  2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Sunny Energy 8 1 0 0.889
Thunderbird Auto 6 2 1 0.722
Liberty Buick 4 6 0 0.400
Treedah Magee Realtor 3 6 1 0.350
The Colonnade 3 6 1 0.350
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 3 6 1 0.350

 

Tuesday  March 15, 2022
Sunny Energy  15      Colonnade 10          
Sunny:  Another great game with excellent hitting, defense, and pitching from both teams. Sunny Energy held a slim 11 - 10 lead heading into the 7th inning. Sunny was able to score 4 in the top of the 7th and shut out The Colonnade in the bottom of the inning to eke out a 15 - 10 win. Brian Martin was a star for Sunny, making several outstanding running catches in left field while gong 4 for 4 on offense with a double, HR, and 5 RBIs. Infielders John Hardy and Tom Gruzs vacuumed up everything hit to them and turned several double plays in support of winning pitcher Roger Neumann. Skip Pavitt continued his torrid hitting with another perfect 4 for 4 day. Gruzs, Bob Tarr and John Bertholdy had 3 hits each with Bertholdy knocking out a triple and 3 RBIs. Jim Courtney, Paul Larson, Steve Willoughby, and Hardy had 2 hits each. Thanks to sub Brian Holliday who made several nice plays at 1st base.
Colonnade:  It was a close back and forth game until the 7th, when Sunny pulled away and the Colonnade boys apparently needed a rest. Again 22 hits and only 10 runs say too many LOB. Our subs, Randy Van Wagner and Kandi Patrick played well (thanks to you both). Running down the lineup, Rod Wilterdink was 3 for 4, scoring twice, John Truttman was 3 for 4, scoring twice, Roger Alberts was 3 for 4, scoring once, Randy Van Wagner was 3 for 4, Tim Brown was 1 for 4, Kandi Patrick was 1 for 4, Fred Lubs was 0 for 4 (tough day for Fred), Bob Hudsen was 3 for 3, scoring once, Jim Jozjowski was 1 for 3, scoring once, Marv Mathews was 1 for 3, scoring once, and last but not least Phil Murray was 3 for 3, scoring twice (thanks to sub runners). We are down but not out, see you Thursday.
Liberty Buick 16   Thunderbird 11    
Liberty Buick:  Liberty Buick spotted Thunderbird Auto 4 runs in the first inning but came back to win 16-11 as every player had at least one hit and figured in the scoring.  Dave Dompier 4 for 4 with a double  and Ken Carlson with 2 clutch hits each had 3 RBI.  John Gavazza with a double, Glenn Griffin, and Dennis Scoggins with a double each went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.  Ken Krzeminski 4 for 4, Bill Tierney 2 for 4, Scott Piemeisl 2 for 3, and winning pitcher Dan Davidson each drove in a run. 
Thunderbird:   Liberty Buick outplayed Thunderbird Automotive today and won the game by a score of 16-11. Jim Curcio, Paul Johne, Bob Snelling, and Mark Beckner each had 3 hits. Mike Wunsch, Randy Van Wagner, and Ken Van Egdom, each had 2 hits. Mike Wunsch and Randy Van Wagner each hit doubles. Ken Van Egdom hit a triple. We hat a lot of errors and not many timely hits resulting in the defeat. Nobody got hurt and we are ready for the big 8:30 AM game Thursday with Sunny Energy.
Heather 15    Treedah Magee 14    
Heather Van Peursem:  Heather Van Peursem Realtor scored 7 runs in the 7th inning to go ahead by one run, then held on to defeat a powerful Treedah Magee Realty team 15 to 14.  Both teams hit well and made some spectacular catches.  There were numerous hitting stars for Heather !   Leading the 29 hit parade were Chuck Gibson with a 4 for 4 effort and a sac fly ;  Jules Nagy going 3 for 3 with a sac fly ;  Dennis Haak banged out 4 bingles in 5 attempts ;   Drilling 3 hits in 4 at bats were Tom Yurkunas, Norris Carpenter, and Ed Campbell .  Super Sub Dave Dampier ripped 3 singles in 5 at bats .  Glenn Turner torpedoed 2 singles.  Barry Delano smashed out 2 base knocks with a walk and made some great catches from his pitching position.   John Steele also contributed a productive smash hit in the decisive 7th inning. Jim Hollenbeck delivered a huge base hit and a sac fly. Defensively Norris Carpenter, Jules Nagy, Jim Hollenbeck, and Tom Yurkunas played exceptionally well.   Great team effort guys !  Thanks Ken and Fred for umping and Dave Anthony for doing scoreboard.   A big thank you to Lee Johnson for maintaining our scorebook .
Treedah Magee:   Another solidly played game by both Heather Van Peursem and Treedah Magee. Another 26 hits by Treedah Magee today but we came up short by one run. Players with 3 hits apiece were Don F Cole 1 RBI,  Ted Koch 1 RBI, Ted Schneider 1 RBI, Tim Schiewe 4 RBI’s, Tom Rinehart and Paul Jinneman 1 RBI. Sub Don C Cole had 4 hits and 2 RBI’s. Becky Holiday and Kandi  Patrick had 1 hit apiece and both a had 1 RBI. Rick Armentano had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Daren Proctor played solid at catcher again today. All four outfielders made some real nice catches all throughout the game to keep the game in check. Thanks to Coral Estes, Umpires Fred Jensen and Ken Van Egdom. 
Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Thursday     March 10,  2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Sunny Energy 7 1 0 0.875
Thunderbird Auto 6 1 1 0.813
Treedah Magee Realtor 3 5 1 0.389
The Colonnade 3 5 1 0.389
Liberty Buick 3 6 0 0.333
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 2 6 1 0.278

 

Thursday    March 10, 2022
Sunny Energy  16  Treedah Magee 14          
Sunny:  If you like great running catches and hard hitting, this was the game for you. In case you missed it, I understand ESPN will be showing this classic game at midnight tonight. Sunny Energy started slow out of the gate and found themselves down 11 - 6 after 4 innings to a hard hitting Treedah Magee Realtor team. But Sunny out scored Treedah 10 to 3 in the next 2 innings and Tom Gruzs  had a nice double play in the top of the 7th inning to steal the win with a final score of 16 - 14. Every one on Sunny had at least 2 hits and 1 RBI today as they banged out 28 hits, most coming in those crazy 2 innings. Leading the way was Jim Courtney, going 4 for 4. Winning pitcher Roger Neumann, Steve Willoughby, John Bertholdy, and Gruzs all had 3 hits. Skip Pavitt, Bob Tarr, Brian Martin, Paul Larson, John Hardy, and sub Sweet Lou Provenzano chipped in with 2 hits each. Lou looked good in orange again. Great catches by Martin and Pavitt helped immensely.  Coach Lyle Gordon sustained a leg injury sliding into 3rd, NOT. He got hit by a broom after the game.
Treedah:  It was a very well played game and our buddy's over on Sunny Energy came out on top after putting up two 5's in both the 5th and 6th innings to Treedahs 3 runs.Treedah Magee had 28 hits but it wasn't enough to win the game. Solid defensive play by both clubs made it an entertaining game for the humongous  crowd of fans attending. Kandi Patrick made a beautiful running catch early in the game to set the tone of the game. Darren Proctor was solid today with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 2 putouts at home plate. Ted Koch pitched another good game and had 3 badda bing hits and 1 RBI. Tom Rinehart went 4 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Clutch hitter Paul Jinneman had 2 singles, a double and a triple with 2 RBI's. Steady Don Cole had 2 base knocks and 1 RBI. Becky Holliday and Kandi Patrick contributed with 1 hit apiece. Lyles buddy "Big" Ted Schneider went 3 for 4 even with Lyle in his ear all game long! Lol. Sub Greg Roehm had a good game going 2/4 with 3 RBI's. Rounding out the batters Sub Dick Nunez and Rick Armentano both had 3 hits in 4 at bats. Thanks to both Subs Dick Nunez and Greg Roehm for helping us keep the game close. Coral Estes, our team mom and scorekeeper. Thanks to both Umpires and the man in the score tower. 
Colonnade 9  Liberty Buick 8    
Colonnade:  The boys came out of their rest home and decided to play ball. As I always say, defense wins ballgames. Liberty scored 5 in the first inning, looking like another loss for Colonnade. However, superb defense and great pitching held them to 3 runs the rest of the game, including a game ending catch at short by Roger Alberts. Jim Jozwowski played outstanding at third, grabbing two hard hit liners. Our outfield subs filled in with good catches along with our regulars. 22 hits weren’t many but just enough.  Roger Alberts was 3 for 4, scoring twice, John Truttman was 2 for 4, scoring once, Tim Brown was 3 for 4, scoring once, sub Dennis Haak was 4 for 4, scoring twice with one double, Bob Hudson was 2 for 4, Jim Jozwowski was 4 for 4, scoring once, sub Paul Jinneman was 1 for 4, scoring once, Ron Kaleta, Marv Mathews & Phil Murray were 1 for 3, scoring once. Fred Lubs played a tight first base, keeping runners off. Thanks to our subs who contributed to a long-awaited win.
Liberty:  Tough day at the park for the Liberty Buick sponsored gang today, losing a close game to Colonnade.  Lots of hits but only managed to push 8 runs across the plate while giving up 9.  Perfect at the plate were Dave Dompier 4-4 and Glen Griffin 3-3. Dennis Scoggins, Jon Chlebeck and Ken Krzeminski were 2-3 with Kenny K nailing a big triple in the 6th innng.  Bill Tierney was 2-4, John Gavazza was 1-4 with 2 rbi’s as was Danny Wood.  Everyone had at least one hit.  Welcome to the team Dennis Scoggins.  Coach Bruce should be back on Tuesday and we will try and get him a win.
Thunderbird Auto 18    Heather Van Peursem 6    
Thunderbird:  The Thunderbird Automotive Team scored 5 runs in each of the first two innings and went on to defeat the Heather Van Peurem Team by a score of 18-6. Dave Anthony pitched another good game and made some fine defensive plays. He continued his hot hitting going 3/3, scored a run and had an RBI. Bob Snelling was our leading hitter going 4/4, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI's. Randy Van Wagner had another big hitting day going 2/4, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI's. Mike Wunsch came through for us again going 2/3, scored 4 runs and had 2 RBI's. Jim Cursio, Paul Johne, Fred Jensen and Lee Visker each had 2 hits. Tom Ciavarella hit a bases-loaded triple in the 5th inning. Rookie Mark Beckner also had 3 RBI's. Again the WHOLE Thunderbird Team played well in all phases of the game.  An excellent two games this week for our TEAM.
Heather:  Heather Van Peursem scored six runs in the first two innings and then proceeded to put up goose eggs throughout the next four, resulting in an 18 to 6 defeat at the hands of Thunderbird Auto.  Hitting honors went to Norris Carpenter, who was a perfect 2 for 2.  Glenn Turner, Tom Yurkunas, Chuck Gibson, and Ted Grove all manufactured 2 bingles in 3 at bats respectively.  Players banging out solo base knocks were Jules Nagy, Barry Delano, Dennis Haak, Ed Campbell, and super sub Don C. Cole, who played an excellent left field.  John Steele also played well from his catcher position.   Many thanks to Dan Davidson and Coral Estes for umpiring, Mark Jessen for scoreboard and our assistant/scorebook keeper Lee Johnson.



 

Tuesday     March 8, 2022
             
Treedah Magee 15   Liberty Buick 5          
Treedah:  It was nice to play well for our sponsor Treedah Magee who was in attendance as she has been since day one supporting us. With 27 hits and some real solid defensive plays we were able to get a jump on our hard hitting friends over on Liberty Buick. Tim Schiewe was perfect at the plate going 4 for 4 with a triple and 3 RBI's. He also made a super grab on a hard hit line drive fly ball that ended a potential rally for the car guys. Our Sub at 1st base Curt Rhoades had 3 badda bings in 3 at bats and 2 RBI's. The battery of Ted Koch and Daren Proctor held the car guys to just 5 runs, way to go fella's! Tom Rinehart legged out a Home Run and went 3/4 with 3 RBI's. Becky Holliday went 3/4 and played a solid shortstop position. Ted Schneider made play after play at 3rd base and went 3/4 with 2 RBI's. Don F Cole played rock solid defense at the rover position and chipped in with a timely hit knocking in a run. Paul Jinneman had 3 hits, 1 RBI and scored 3 times. Last but not least Kandi Patrick made two nice running catches on hard hit balls to left field. She also pitched in with 3 base knocks. Rick Armentano had 2 doubles and caught a couple of routine fly balls. Thanks to Coral Estes for keeping the scorebook for us, Umpires Norris Carpenter and Jules Nagy. Special Thanks to Curt Rhoades who subbed for our teammate Arlene Weslosky today. 
Liberty Buick:  Liberty Buick played against a very good hitting Treedah Magee team in the nightcap game today.  We only managed 12 hits and 5 runs in a 15-5 loss.  Dave Dompier was 3-4  , sub Dave Swanson was 3-3 with two well hit balls, sub Tom Yurkanis was 2-3,Bill Tierney and John Gavazza were each 1-3 as were Glen Griffin, and John Chlebeck.  Special thanks to our two subs, Dave Swanson and Tom Yurkanis.  We will return Thursday for the opening game, ready to play!
             
Sunny Energy 13   Heather Van Peursem 9    
Sunny Energy:  Sunny Energy thought they had an easy win, leading 12 - 3 after 4 innings, but they quickly learned that this is a tough league where all wins are hard to come by. Sunny's bats went cold and Heather's came alive as they outscored Sunny 6 - 1 over the next 2 innings to close the gap to 13 - 9. John "Hale And" Hardy came to the rescue in the 7th inning, charging from behind the plate to make a nice running catch of a pop up and double a Heather runner off of 1st base. Tom "The Human Vacuum" Gruzs had another outstanding day sweeping up every ball within reach to snuff out rallies. Gruz bat was also hot with the bat as he had 4 hits in 4 at bats including a HR and 2 RBIs. Skip Pavitt and Brian Martin were also perfect with 4 hits and 3 hits respectively and 2 RBIs each. Jim Courtney, Bob Tarr, Paul Larson, and super sub Laura Fenton Kovanda all chipped in with 2 hits each. Thanks to Dave Nathe and Dale Huffine, both on IR, who continue to come out and root for Sunny.
Heather:  Sunny Energy built a sizable 12 to 3 lead after four innings and held on to win by a  13 - 9 final score.  Leading hitter for Heather Van Peursem was Glenn Turner who was a perfect 4 for 4 from the plate including a double.  Dennis Haak chipped in with a 3 for 4 showing including two doubles.  Ted Grove also was perfect with 2 bingles and a sac fly.  Contributing to our hit parade with 2 hits apiece were Jules Nagy, Chuck Gibson, Barry Delano, John Steele, Don C. Cole, and Norris Carpenter including a sac fly.  Ed Campbell rounded our offensive production with a base knock, also making a great scope for a put out at first.  Tom Yurkunas played a stellar right field.  Thanks to Don C. Cole for subbing, Bob Snelling and Mark Beckner for umpiring, and Johne Paul for the scoreboard.  Our gratitude goes out to Lee Johnson for assisting and doing our scorebook.
             
Thunderbird Auto 18   Colonnade 6    
Thunderbird:  The Thunderbird Automotive Team's bats were "red-hot" today and we defeated Colonnade by a score of 18-6. Every player got one or more hits as we pounded out 31 hits including 4 doubles and a triple. Ten players had one or more RBI's. Bob Snelling was our leading hitter going 5/5 including a double. He scored 3 runs and had 2 RBI's. Paul Johne was 4/4 including a double, scored 3 runs and had 2 RBI's. Dave Anthony pitched a good game to get the win. He was 4/4 including a double, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI's. Randy Van Wagner continued his hot hitting going 4/5 including a double, scored 3 runs and had 2 RBI's. Tom Ciavarella had an excellent day going 3/4, scored 2 runs, had 2 RBI's and made some nice catches in the outfield. Mark Beckner hit the ball hard again going 3/4 including a triple, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. Mike Wunsch, Fred Jensen, and Jim Curcio each had 2 hits. Jim also was our RBI leader with 3. Ken Van Egdom had an outstanding game defensively at first base and also had 2 RBI's. The entire team played excellent defense again.
Colonnade:  Not much positive about this game. 16 hits, 38 at batts, 7 runs, many dropped opportunities. The top five batters scored the runs. John Truttman was 3 for 4, scoring once, sub Russ Figueroa was 3 for 4 scoring once, Frank Plahutnik and sub Becky Holliday were 2 for 4, scoring twice, Roger Alberts was 2 for 3 with a walk, scoring twice, Tim Brown was 2 for 4, scoring once. The rest of the lineup was 4 for 18 with 3 walks. The Auto folks hit well and led all the way. Thanks to our subs, Russ and Ron, with Becky filling in early for injured Frank Plahutnik. The walking wounded are soaking in the hot tub.
             

 

White League Standings   03/03/2022

Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Sunny Energy 5 1 0 0.833
Thunderbird Auto 4 1 1 0.750
Liberty Buick 3 4 0 0.429
Treedah Magee Realtor 2 4 1 0.357
The Colonnade 2 4 1 0.357
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 2 4 1 0.357

 

Thursday     March 3, 2022
Treedah Magee 12   Thunderbird Auto 12          
Treedah:  A well played game by both teams on this beautiful Thursday morning. T-Bird dropped 5 quarts on the Realtor’s in the 1st inning and then put it in neutral until the 6th inning when they added another 5 quart’s to get back in the game. Treedah Magee trailing by one run had the hammer in the 7th inning and used it to drive in the 12th run and tie the score. That’s the way it ended. Tim Schiewe led Treedah’s team going 4-4 with a Triple and 2 RBI’s, Becky Holliday 3-4 with double, Ted Schneider 2-4 with 5 RBI’s, other players with 2 hits apiece were Don Cole, Tom Rinehart, Paul Jinneman, Kandi Patrick, Arlene Weslosky and Rick Armentano. Pitcher Ted Koch and Catcher Daren Proctor had another good game working together. Thanks to umpires Bill Tierney, John Gavazza and our scorebook keeper Coral Estes.
Thunderbird Auto:  Thunderbird Automotive and Treedah Magee teams battled hard for seven innings today resulting in a 12-12 tie. Thunderbird jumped out to a 5-3 lead after one inning. After four innings Treedah Magee was ahead 11-6. In the seventh inning Thunderbird went ahead 12-11. In the bottom of the inning Treedah Magee fought  back to tie the game 12-12. The Thunderbird Automotive team pounded out 25 hits with every player getting one or more hits. Leading hitters with 3 hits were Jim Curcio, Paul Johne, Mike Wunsch and Fred Jensen. Players with 2 hits were Randy Van Wagner, Bob Snelling, Ken Van Egdom, Paul Anthony, Mark Beckner and Lee Visker. Paul Johne, Ken Van Egdom and Dave Anthony all had doubles. Ken Van Egdom was our RBI leader with 3. Paul Johne,Bob Snelling and Dave Anthony each had 2 RBI's. It was a well played game by both teams.
Sunny Energy 15   Liberty Buick  9    
Sunny Energy:  This game started out with excellent pitching and defense on both sides, as Sunny Energy held a precarious 1 run lead, 5 - 4 after 4 innings. But Sunny's bats woke up, scoring 10 runs in the next 2 innings and winning pitcher Roger "Helllooow" Neumann held Liberty's bats in check as Sunny coasted to a 15 - 9 win. Skip "To My Lou" Pavitt had a hot bat with 4 hits and 2 RBIs in 4 at bats. Steve "Weeping" Willoughby had a great day going 3 for 3 with 2 critical put outs at home plate.  Tom " Show Me The Money" Gruzs had 3 hits, all doubles, and excellent play at SS. Bob "La Brea" Tarr had 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Sub Jim  "Breakneck" Hollenbeck helped out with 2 hits including a triple and 4 RBIs. John "Down To Earth" Bertholdy had a hit, walk, and 2 RBIs and sub Dick Nunez had 2 hits.
Liberty Buick:  Sunny Energy broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning scoring 5 times and never loked back as Liberty Buick lost to the first place team.   John Gavazza  3 for 4 with two doubles drove in 4 runs.  Dave Dompier 2 for 4, Bill Tierney 2 for 4, Danny Wood and Glenn Griffin with a hit, and sub Roger Alberts 4 for 4 with a double and triple each had a RBI.  Dan Davidson went 3 for 3 and scored twice.  Gavazza and Tierney made outstanding catches to keep the game in reach early on.
Heather 12    Colonnade 12    
Heather Van Peursem Realtor and The Colonnade battled for 7 innings but neither team could prevail at the end....resulting in a 12 -12 tie.   The Realtors engineered their 12 runs on 27 hits and held The Colonnade scoreless in the bottom half of the 7th inning.   Jules Nagy and Glenn Turner were perfect at the plate, going 4 for 4 respectively, with both players slamming triples.  Dennis Haak, Tom Yurkunas, and Ted Grove banged out 3 hits, withTeddy blasting a huge triple.  Contributing 2 base knocks were Chuck Gibson, Barry Delano, John Steele, and Ed Campbell.  Chipping in with solo bingles were Jim Hollingbeck with a Sac Fly, and Norris Carpenter with a walk.   Great offensive effort today fellas !  Thanks to Jon Nelson and Skip Pavitt  for umpiring, and Mark Jesson for doing the score board. Next game is Tuesday @1:30 PM.   Norris Carpenter and Jules Nagy have umpire duty @ 2:45 PM. 
Colonnade:  23 hits, 43 at bats, enough hits just not good enough. Our pitcher, Don Trenda lead with 4 for 4 scoring twice, followed by Tim Brown, sub Russ Figueroa and sub Paul Jinneman all had 3 for 4, scoring a total of 5 runs, John Truttman was 1 for 4, scoring once, sub Bill Tierney 1 for 4, scoring once, Fred Lubs 2 for 4 scoring once, Jim Jozjowski 1 for 4 scoring once, Bob Hudson 2 for 4 scoring once, Marv Mathews 2 for 4 and Phil Murray 1 for 3. Came to bat tied in the bottom of the 7th, needing one run, couldn’t close it out. Guess we wanted to be tied for the bottom. Thanks to our good subs, Russ and Bill. A good effort. As my friend says, there’s always lunch.

 

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
 
Games thru -  Tuesday    March 1, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 4 1 0 0.800
Sunny Energy 4 1 0 0.800
Liberty Buick 3 3 0 0.500
The Colonnade 2 4 0 0.333
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 2 4 0 0.333
Treedah Magee Realtor 2 4 0 0.333

 

Tuesday    March 1, 2022
Treedah Magee 23   Colonnade 7          
Treedah Magee:  On this warm and fuzzy Tuesday afternoon the Treedah Magee Realtor bats were firing on all cylinders. The defense played well also so it was a well rounded game. The infield consisting of Daren Proctor, Arlene Weslosky, Paul Jinneman, Don Cole, Becky Holiday, Ted Schneider and pitcher Ted Koch had an outstanding game making play after play. They never let our friends over on The Colonnade team get any meaningful rallies going. The hitting today was led by Paul Jinneman 5/5 with 8 RBI's, Tim Schiewe 3/4 with 5 RBI's, Don Cole 3/4 with 3 RBI's, Becky Holiday, Kandi Patrick and Rick Armentano all were 4 for 4. Tom Rinehart had 3 base knocks in 4 at bats. Our pitcher Ted Koch 2/4 with 2 RBI's and his battery mate Daren Proctor had the Colonnade batters off balance for the entire game. Thanks to Umpires John Gavazza and Barry Delano, Special thanks to Kris Koch for keeping our scorebook for us today. 
Colonnade:  The score tells the tale. Treedah hit well. Colonnade got 18 hits, left 10 on base and had too many bobbles. Our leading hitter, Rod Wilterdink, 2 for 4. Everyone else was only up 3 times as we were mercied in 5 innings. Joining Rod was Don Trenda, 3 for 3, scoring once, Tim Brown, 2 for 3, scoring twice, Frank Plahutnik, 2 for 3, scoring once, Fred Lubs, 2 for 3, sub Chuck Gibson, 2 for 3. Everyone else had one hit and all shared in the dropsies. Thanks to Chuck for subbing. Manager Phil managed to hit into the game ending double play, but did his usual best at second base.
Liberty Buick  17   Heather Van Peursem 5  
Liberty Buick defeated Heather Van Peursem in a run-shortened 5 inning game. Sub Tim Schiewe was 3 for 3 with two doubles, a triple and 4 RBI.  John Gavazza with a double and Glenn Griffin were each 2 for 3 with 3 RBI.  Danny Wood with a double and Jon Chlebeck with a double and triple each went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.  Dave Dompier 2 for 4, Bill Tierney 3 for 4 with the game ending triple, and winning pitcher Dan Davidson 3 for 3 each had a RBI.  Ken Carlson was 2 for 3 on the day. Jim Saltzman and Brian Holliday each had a hit as every player reached safely with at least a hit in the game.
 
Heather Van Peursem lost 17 - 5  to a hard hitting Liberty Buick team. Being that we were mercied, it was quite evident that timely hitting was not our strong suit today.  Jim Hollenbeck again led our team going a perfect 3 for 3.  Jules Nagy also was perfect with a 2 for 2 outing.  Dennis Haak, Glenn Turner and Ted  Grove all went 2 for 3.  Chuck Gibson, Barry Delano, and Norris Carpenter all manufactured bingles to round out our offensive showing.                                                      Many thanks to Jon Nelson and Becky Holiday for umpiring ;  Fred Lubs for doing scoreboard ;  Kandi Patrick and Ed Mitchell for doing our scorebook.                                                           Next game is Thursday, March 3rd @ 8:30 AM.
Thunderbird Auto & Sunny Energy    
 The outcome of this game will be determined at a later date.  

 02/24/2022    ALL WHITE LEAGUE GAMES WERE CANCELLED THIS DAY DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.  

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
Games thru -  Tuesday    February 22, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 4 1 0 0.800
Sunny Energy 4 1 0 0.800
Liberty Buick 2 3 0 0.400
The Colonnade 2 3 0 0.400
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 2 3 0 0.400
Treedah Magee Realtor 1 4 0 0.200

 

Tuesday    February 22, 2022
  Thunderbird Auto 11   Heather Van Peursem 10           
Thunderbird Auto:  The Thunderbird Automotive and Heather Van Peursam Teams battled each other for seven innings today. Going into the bottom of the seventh inning Thunderbird was behind by a score of 10-8.   Mike Wunsch, Randy Van Wagner and Bob Snelling all hit singles to fill the bases. Ken Van Egdom walked scoring Wunsch.   Dave Anthony got a base hit to score Van Wagner to tie the game. Then, rookie Mark Beckner got a game-winning base hit to score Snelling. As a Team Thunderbird pounded out 21 hits including 2 doubles and 3 triples. There were several hitting stars today. Mark Beckner was our offensive leader going 3/3 with a walk, scored a run, had a double, triple and 2 RBI's. Way to go, Mark!!   Mike (can't stop him) Wunsch was 3/4, scored 2 runs and made some fine outfield catches. Bob Snelling was 3/4 including a triple and scored 2 runs.  He also made some fine defensive plays at 3rd base. Dave Anthony again pitched an excellent game and made two fine defensive plays while going 3/4 including a double and scored 1 run. Sub Roger Alberts helped the Team going 3/4 and scored 2 runs. Ken Van Egdom did a great job defensively at 1st base. He walked twice and went 2/2 including a triple and scored a run. Randy Van Wagner was 2/4, scored a run and had 4 RBI's. Ken Van Egdom, Dave Anthony and Mark Beckner each had 2 RBI's. Thank you Roger Alberts for subbing for us today.
Heather:    Heather Van Peursem had a 10 to 8 lead going into the bottom of the 7th inning but was beaten 11 - 10 by Thunderbird Auto.  Good offense and some very excellent defense was exhibited by both teams.  Leading the 26 hit parade was Jim Hollenbeck with a 4 - 4 effort ; Super Sub Laura Fenton Kovanda also was perfect at the plate going  3 - 3 and making two sensational catches in left field;  Chuck Gibson continued his hot hitting with a 3 - 4 outing; Glenn Turner and Barry Delano both knocked out 3 bingles respectively.  Barry also made a great catch in right field;  Dennis Haak, Jules Nagy, John Steele, and Ted Grove contributed 2 hits apiece.  Ted made two super plays at shortstop;  Tom Yurkunas produced a hit and a sac fly; Norris Carpenter also smashed one base knocker.  Good team effort guys !                                   Next game is Thursday @ 8:30 AM.  We are the Home Team !
  Sunny Energy  10    Treedah Magee 6  
Sunny Energy:  Winning pitcher Roger Neumann was one of the stars this afternoon, holding Treedah Magee Realtor to 6 runs and going a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate, leading Sunny Energy to a 10 - 6 victory. Shortstop Tom Gruzs led a solid defense handling everything hit at him and turning 2 double plays. John Bertholdy had a great day, going 3 for 3 with a double, triple, and 3 RBIs. Dale Huffine was also perfect with 3 hits and a walk in 4 at bats. Sub Dennis Haak and Paul Larson had 3 hits each and Jim Courtney had 2 hits.
Treedah Magee:   The struggling Treedah Magee team just can’t get the hit parade going. Not for lack of effort though. 14 hits most days isn’t enough to get a victory. Today was no different playing against Sunny Energy. Paul Jinneman went 3-3. Don Cole 2-3, Ted Schneider 2-3, Rick Armentano 2-3. Tim Schiewe, Becky Holliday and Daren Proctor contributed 1 Badda Bing apiece. Becky and Tim both had 2 RBI’s to go along with their hits. Thanks to Coral Estes, Umpires Tom Yurkunas and Chuck Gibson and last but not least Jim Hollenbeck up in the score tower.
Colonnade 14   Liberty Buick 11    
 Collonade:  In a hard fought game with some good defense, Colonnade came off their rest period and hit pretty well. We had 23 hits and 5 walks, leaving 12 men on base. Good, but room to improve. Liberty came on strong in the 6th inning but couldn’t finish it out. Rod Wilterdink 3 for 4 scoring 3 times, John Truttman 3 for 4 scoring twice, Tim Brown 2 for 4 scoring twice, Super sub Curt Rhoades 3 for 4, Frank Plahutnik 3 or 4, 1 walk, scoring twice (nice to have you back), Fred Lubs 2 for 4, nursing a sore hip, Dick Hansen 1 for 4, Don Trenda 3 for 3, a triple, scoring once (welcome back), Bob Hudson 1 for 3, 2 walks scoring once, Marv Mathews 2 for 3 scoring once, and last but not least Phil Murray 1 for 1 with 2 walks, scoring twice (that’s 1000 batting average for you statisticians). Being down to only one sub was a new feeling for us. Here we come!
Liberty Buick:   Liberty Buick lost the nightcap game today to a defensively minded Colonnade 14-11.  Dave Dompier was 4-4 with 3 runs scored, Bill Tierney 2-4 with a bases clearing triple to the left field wall adding to a 4rbi day, John Gavazza 3-4 with a double and 2 rbi’s, Ken Carlson 3-4 and 2 runs scored, Brian Holliday 2-3 with a fielders choice and 3 runs scored, Danny Wood 2-4 , Scott Piemeisl 1-3 with one run scored and Dan Davidson 2-2 with a walk and one run scored.

 

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
 
Games thru -  Thursday    February 17, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 3 1 0 0.750
Sunny Energy 3 1 0 0.750
Liberty Buick 2 2 0 0.500
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 2 2 0 0.500
Treedah Magee Realtor 1 3 0 0.250
The Colonnade 1 3 0 0.250

 

Thursday    February 17, 2022
  Thunderbird Auto 14   Colonnade 0           
Thunderbird Auto:  In a 5 inning game today Thunderbird Automotive defeated The Colonnade Team by a score of 14-0. Dave Anthony was outstanding as he pitched the shutout. This rarely happens in slow pitch softball. The Team defense was solid. Bob Snelling made several outstanding plays at third base. Jim Curcio was sharp at shortstop again. Paul Johne was our "Offensive Player of the Game". He was 3/3 including a triple and an inside the park homerun, scored 3 runs and had 2 RBI's. Bob Snelling pounded the ball going 3/3 including a triple, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI's. Randy Van Wagner continued his hot hitting going 3/3 and scored 3 runs. Players going 2/3 were Mike Wunsch, Mark Beckner, Tom Ciavarella and Fred Jensen. Bob Snelling, Ken Van Egdom, Dave Anthony and Tom Ciavarella each had 2 RBI's.
Colonnade:  Someone said if you don’t have anything positive to say, then just say nothing. So, I am positive the T-bird hit the ball well. I am positive that we caught a few balls. Our highlight was our sub Greg Roehm had two doubles. That being 1/3 of our hits, not much more to say. Thanks to our four subs, Curt, Greg, Kandi & Don Cole. The walking wounded will return for another battle next week
  Sunny Energy  12     Heather Van Peursem 11  
Sunny Energy:  Sunny Energy was cruising to an easy win without a care in the world, leading Heather 11 - 4 after 6 innings. But with the snap of a finger Heather woke up, scoring 6 runs and leaving the tying run on 3rd when sub Fred Jensen made a nice catch of a line drive in short left field to end the game. Sunny's bats woke up after a poor hitting game on Tuesday, knocking out 25 hits with everyone contributing. Steve "Weeping" Willoughby had a hot bat, going 3 for 3. Also with 3 hits were Dale "He Huffed and He Puffed" Huffine, Jim "Center Court" Courtney, and Bob "La Brea Tar Pits" Tarr. Contributing mightily with 2 hits each were sub Roger "Fat" Alberts, Brian "Austin" Martin, sub Dennis "The Menace" Scoggins, sub Fred "Flinstone" Jensen, John " Upper Berth" Bertholdy, and Tom "Show Me The Money" Gruzs. Winning pitcher Roger "Rabbit But Not As Fast" Neumann knocked out a nice hit and a sac fly in 3 at bats.
Heather Van Peursem Realtor scored 6 runs in the 7th inning but fell one run short, resulting in a 10 -  11  defeat at the hands of Sunny Energy.   Super Sub Jim Jozwowski again went 3 for 3 to lead our team.  Also bashing 3 hits in 4 attempts were Dennis Haak, Chuck Gibson,  Barry Delano, and Jim Hollenbeck with a double .  Glenn Turner ,Tom Yurkunas, and Jules Nagy shelled out 2 bingles apiece.  Ted Grove and John Steele torpedoed single hits to round out our 23 safeties .  Third baseman Norris Carpenter played stellar defense, making an unassisted double play going third to home.  Ted Grove again shined from his rover position, making another unassisted double play , second to first.  Great team effort guys !    Next game is on Tuesday @ 12:15 P.M..   Again we send kudos to Ed Mitchell for doing our score book , Lee Visker and Tom  Ciavarella for umping, and Randy Van Wagner for scoreboard duty.
Liberty Buick 11  Treedah Magee 8
 Libety Buick:  On a cool Thursday morning Liberty Buick managed an 11-8 victory over Treedah Magee.  The Buick guys managed 24 hits led by Ken Krzeminski with a perfect 3-3 with two triples and 3 rbi's, Danny Wood, Glen Griffin, and Jim Saltzman all 3-4, Brian Holliday and Jon Chlebeck 2-3, Bill Tierney and Dave Dompier 2-4 and John Gavazza 2-4 With a great catch on a Line Bullet in CF.  Everyone contributed at least one hit.  Great team defense helped hold off a very solid Treedah team in the 7th innng. 
Treedah Magee:   A good game played by both teams on this brisk Arizona morning. Treedah Magee started out slow once again crossing the plate 1 time in the first three innings. Liberty Buick scored 6 runs over the first 3 innings forcing the realtors to fight an uphill battle once again. Treedah responded by putting up 6 runs over the next two innings to take the lead 7-6 after 5 innings. Over the last two innings Treedah was outscored 5-1 but Treedah loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh with a chance to do some real damage but Rick Armentano couldn't get it done, popping up to the shortstop securing Liberty Buick the victory. Tim Schiewe, Treedah's leading hitter, went 4/4 with 2 RBIs. Tom Rinehart went 3/4 scoring 2 runs. Becky Holiday and Kandi Patrick both had 2 base knocks apiece. All the remaining players had at least 1 hit apiece. Thanks to umpires Phil Murray and Jon Nelson, Mark Jessen up in the score tower and Coral Estes for keeping the scorebook.      
White League Standings 
 
Games thru -  Tuesday     February 15, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Thunderbird Auto 2 1 0 0.667
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 2 1 0 0.667
Sunny Energy 2 1 0 0.667
Treedah Magee Realtor 1 2 0 0.333
Liberty Buick 1 2 0 0.333
The Colonnade 1 2 0 0.333

 

 

Tuesday    February 15, 2022
  Thunderbird Auto 13 Treedah Magee 8           
Thunderbird Automotive was never behind today and defeated the Treedah Magee Team by a score of 13-7. Dave Anthony pitched an excellent game to get the win and did not walk a batter. Bob Snelling made several outstanding plays at third base and so did Paul Johne at rover. As a team, Thunderbird had 24 hits at their 6 at bats (for an average of .632.). Randy Van Wagner was the hitting star going 4/4 including a double, scored a run and had 4 RBI's. He was joined by Mike Wunsch 3/4 and scored 3 runs. Also going 3/4 were Jim Curcio and Ken Van Egdom. Others were two hits were Paul Johne, Bob Snelling, Tom Ciavarella, Lee Visker and Fred Jensen (including a triple). Fred Jensen and Lee Visker each had two RBI's. Everyone contributed in the total team effort.
Treedah Magee:   Well today the Thunderbird Auto team started off slow but cruised to a Victory over the Treedah Magee Realtors team. The realtors managed 17 hits after the third inning but it wasn’t enough to get back in the game. Tim Schiewe led the team going 4/4, Arlene Weslosky followed with a 3/3 game. Paul Jinneman, Ted Schneider and Kandi Patrick had 2 knocks apiece. Daren Proctor, Becky Holiday, Ted Koch, Don Cole and Tom Rinehart and the manager all had 1 badda bing apiece. Thanks to sponsor our Treedah Magee for rooting us on from the bench, our “bestie” scorekeeper Coral, the umpires and the man in the score tower.
Heather Van Peursem 14  Colonnade 13  
Heather Van Peursem:    Heather Van Peursem Realtor held The Colonnade scoreless in the pivotal 7th inning, thus enabling them to squeak through with a well earned 14 to 13 victory.   Defensively, Ted Grove made two unassisted double plays from his rover position to shut down Colonnade rallies.  Offensively, Jim Hollenbeck was a perfect 4 - 4 with a resounding triple ;  Batters going 3 - 4 were Dennis Haak with a double, Glenn Turner, Tom Yurkunas with a double, and Barry Delano.  Super Sub Jim Jozwowski also was a perfect 3 - 3 ;  Chuck Gibson and Ted Grove both were  2    for 4. ;  Contributing mightily to the hit parade were John Steele, Norris Carpenter with a walk and Jules Nagy with a sac fly.    Special thanks to Ed Mitchell for keeping our score book....Jon Nelson and Ken Krzeminski for umpiring, and Jon Chlebeck for doing score board.                                           Our next game is Thursday morning @ 11 AM.  We are Away !
Colonnade:  The senior living folks hit the ball well, 27 hits. So why only 13 runs? Answer - 12 men left on base and several bobbles. The realtors hit well, a few more catches would have made a difference. Rod Wilterdink was 2 for 4 and scored once, John, Tim, Curt, Roger, Greg, Dick, and Brian were all 3 for 4, fantastic. They also scored all but one run. Bob and Phil each had one hit. The manager was challenged by several last-minute changes to the lineup. We had 4 people out, the subs stepped up and filled in on offense. Thanks to Roger Neumann, Greg Roehm, Curt Rhoades and Brian Holliday for subbing. Everyone to the last man will play anywhere assigned with no complaints, makes the managing a tad easier. Now if we can reduce the IR list, we will be trouble for all the other teams.
Liberty Buick 15   Sunny Energy 14 
.Liberty Buick played a tight game today against a very good first place opponent in Sunny Energy.  The car guys collected 25 hits and some great defense on the way to a 15-14 win.  The top of our lineup really came thru with Dave Dompier going 4/4, Bill Tierney 4/4 with a double and 3 rbi's,  John Gavazza 3/3 with a clutch SAC fly, and 5 rbi's,and Danny Wood 3/4 with a double and 3 rbi's.  Followed by Kenny Krzeminski, Glen Griffin, Jim Saltzman and Dan Davidson all 2/3.  Kenny Carlson, Brian Holliday, and Jon Chlebeck each contributed a hit. 
Sunny Energy was out played offensively and defensively by a solid Liberty Buick team this afternoon and fell 15 - 14. Sunny just couldn't get timely hits when they needed them. Jim Courtney led the offense with 2 hits including a double and triple and walked once. Brian Martin also had 3 hits and a walk. John Bertholdy, Roger Neumann, and sub Roger Alberts had 2 hits each. Thanks also to Dennis Haak who was a last minute sub.

Sun City Grand Softball -  Winter 2022
White League Standings
 
Games thru -  Thursday    February 10, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Sunny Energy 2 0 0 1.000
Treedah Magee Realtor 1 1 0 0.500
Thunderbird Auto 1 1 0 0.500
The Colonnade 1 1 0 0.500
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 1 1 0 0.500
Liberty Buick 0 2 0 0.000

Thursday    February 10, 2022
Sunny Energy  12   Thunderbird Auto 8           
Sunny Energy:  Excellent defense and hard hitting by both teams in this game. Sunny Energy jumped out early, leading 8 - 2 after 4 innings and Thunderbird was not able to catch up. Dave Nathe came up big for Sunny going 5 for 5 with a triple and 5 RBIs. Sub Rick Armentano and winning pitcher Roger Neumann were both perfect with Armentano going 4 for 4 with an RBI and Neumann going 3 for 3 with a sac fly and RBI. Paul Larson and Brian Martin registered 3 hits each with Larson getting 2 RBIs. Tom Gruzs, Jim Courtney, and John Bertholdy had 2 hits each. Bob Tarr, Steve "Weeping" Willoughby, and Dale "Huffed and Puffed" Huffine joined the hitting parade with 1 hit each while Huffine notched 3 put outs at Home plate.
Thunderbird Auto:  Sunny Energy outplayed Thunderbird Automotive today defeating them by a score of 15-8. Leading hitters for Thunderbird were Fred Jensen 3/3, Lee Visker 3/3, Mike Wunsch 3/4, Randy Van Wagner 3/4 with a double and 3 RBI's, and Bob Snelling 3/4 with 2 RBIs. Paul Johne had 2 hits and scored 2 runs.
Heather Van Peursem 12   Liberty Buick 11  

Heather Van Peursem:    Going into the bottom of the 7th inning, Heather Van Peursem was down by 2 runs when Tom  Yurkunas singled to score sub runner for Chuck Gibson (Jules Nagy) with the tying run.  After Liberty Buick made two consecutive putouts at home plate , Barry (The Bear) Delano stepped up to the plate and drilled a walk off base hit to win the game for Heather Van Peursem .   Barry also led the team with a perfect 4 hit production.  Also perfect at the plate was Jules (Of Denile ) 2 for 2 and a walk.  Contributing with a 3 - 4 effort was Tom (The Vacuum ) Yurkunas.  Players belting out 2 hits respectively were ( Jungle ) Jim Hollenbeck +  a walk , Steady Teddy Grove ( triple ), Norris Carpenter, and John Steele.   Rounding out the hit parade with clean bingles were Dennis Haak, Chuck Gibson  +  a walk, and Glenn Turner.  Ed Campbell and Dennis both played stellar defense in the out field.   Great  game fellas!   

Next game is on Tuesday,  Feb. 15th, at 12:15  PM. We are the home team.                                                                                                                                           Special thanks to Ed Mitchell for keeping score; Don Trenda and Tim Brown for umpiring;  Bob Hudson for doing the score board.

Liberty Buick dropped a one run decision to Heather Van Peursem in the bottom of the 7th inning after nursing a one run lead.into the 7th.  John Gavazza was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI.  Dave Dompier 3 for 4 and Ken Carlson with a hit each added 2 RBI.  Bill Tierney, Dan Davidson, Ken Krzeminski, and Jim Saltzman each drove in a run.  Brian Holliday was 2 for 3 and Danny Wood 3 for 3 on the day.  Special Thanks to Jim Jozwowski filling in today.
   Colonnade 17    Treedah 7
Colonnade:  The boys from the senior center did themselves proud. Colonnade started strong, then coasted in innings 2.4.5.6 and finished strong to score 7 in the 7th. With 32 hits, 17 runs and good defense, they coasted to victory. Rod Wilterdink was 4 for 5, a double and scored 3 times, John Truttman was 3 for 5, scoring 3 times, Tim Brown was 3 for 5 with a triple and scored 3 times. Super sub 1, Curt Rhoades was 5 for 5, scoring once, Frank Plahutnik was 3 for 4, Dick Hansen was 1 for 4, Marv Mathews was 4 for 4 with a double and scoring twice, Super sub 2, Roger Alberts was 1 for 4 with some great plays at short, Bob Hudson was 3 for 4, Mike Kidd and his fill-in Jim Jozwowski were 2 for 4, scoring twice. To round out the lineup, Phil Murray was 3 for 4, scoring once. Several people stepped up to adjust to injured players and lineup changes, thanks everybody. Mike pulled a muscle and will be out for a while, get well Mike.
 Treedah Magee:  It was a beautiful windy day for a ballgame. Our competitors Colonnade got out of the gate fast putting up 4 runs in the first inning. Treedah Magee put 1 up in the second inning and 5 up in the third inning to grab the lead 6-5. After that the Colonnade bats went to work out scoring us 12-1 over the next 4 innings. Treedah Magee players Becky Holiday, Paul Jinneman & Ted Koch all were 2/3, Sub John Bertholdy went 2/4 as did Kandi Patrick 2/4. It was a well played game and we will come back next week with smiles on our faces and hits in our bats. Thanks to Coral Estes our scorekeeper, Sub John Bertholdy, the two umpires and the dude in the scoring tower.

 

Games thru -  Tuesday   February 8, 2022
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Treedah Magee Realtor 1 0 0 1.000
Thunderbird Auto 1 0 0 1.000
Sunny Energy 1 0 0 1.000
Liberty Buick 0 1 0 0.000
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 0 1 0 0.000
The Colonnade 0 1 0 0.000

 

Tuesday    February 8, 2022
Sunny Energy  12   Colonnade 9           
Sunny Energy:  A nice warm afternoon greeted Sunny Energy and Colonnade to kick off the White League winter season. Sunny Energy got off to a quick 8 - 2 lead after 3 innings and hung on to beat a good Colonnade team 12 - 9. Leadoff batter Tom Gruz made several outstanding defensive plays at rover and went 3 for 4 to earn MVP honors for the day. Skip Pavitt and Brian Martin were perfect going 3 for 3 with Pavitt getting 2 RBIs and Martin 2 doubles and an RBI. Bob Tarr went 3 for 4. Getting 2 hits each were rookie Dave "Hates Math" Nathe, Jim Courtney Including a triple), Paul Larson, Dale Huffine, and John Bertholdy
Colonnade:  Good hitting by Sunny kept Colonnade behind the whole game. Everyone put in their best effort with some good defensive plays but we left too many men on base. 21 hits and only 9 runs were our downfall. Our leading hitters were Rod Wilterdink 4 for 4 scoring 4 times, John Truttman 4 for 4 scoring once, Tim Brown 3 for 4 with a double, Fred Lubs 2 for 3 scoring once, Greg Roehm (sub) 2 for 3, scoring once, Dick Hanson 2 for 4, scoring once, Bob Hudson 1 for 3, Marv Mathews 1 for 4. Everyone contributed but fell just short. When our recent injuries heal, we will look like a different team. Everyone adjusted well to the last-minute position changes. Thanks to Greg for subbing, Don Trenda for coaching first and Rick Pearson for scoring.
Thunderbird Auto 15     Liberty Buick 1  
Thunderbird Automotive team started the Winter season with a 5 inning Mercy Rule game defeating Liberty Buick by a score of 15 - 1. We scored 14 runs in the first four innings . Today's game was a combination of excellent pitching by Dave Anthony, strong defense by the whole team, and timely hitting. Top hitters were Paul Johne 3/4 and scored 3 runs. Randy Van Wagner 3/3 and scored 2 runs.  Mark Beckner 3/3 and scored 1 run. Jim Curcio, Mike Wunsch, Bob Snelling, Ken Van Egdom, Dave Anthony, Fred Jensen and Lee Visker each had 2 hits. Bob Snelling had 4 RBI's. Dave Anthony and Lee Visker each had 3 RBI's. The Thunderbird Automotive Team pounded out 23 hits. Outstanding defensive plays were made by Jim Curcio and Paul Johne. Great Team effort by everyone.
Liberty Buick scored once in the first and were shut out the next 4 innings in a run-shortened game.  Losing pitcher Dan Davidson has the sole RBI.  John Gavazza had 2 hits on the day.  Bill Tierney had a hit and scored Liberty's only run.   Kudos to Thunderbird for their fine hitting and defense.
   Treedah Magee 20   Heather Van Peursem 18
Treedah Magee:  What a way to start the new session in a battle between two good hitting teams Treedah Magee and Heather Van Peursem. 38 runs were scored in this game with Treedah Magee coming out on top 20-18. It certainly was a team victory with Kandi Patrick on the mound dishing up a few double plays and Ted Koch coming up with a big catch on a 2 out fly ball to right field. Big hitters today were Tim Schiewe, Ted Schneider both going 4/4, Tom Rinehart & Kandi Patrick both 4/5. Don Cole, Arlene Weslosky and Daren Proctor all 3/4. Becky Holiday started the big 5 run 6th inning with a triple which turned out to be the decisive inning of the game. Paul Jinneman & Rick Armentano played solid defense on the left side of the outfield. Thanks Coral for keeping the scorebook for us.
 Heather Van Pearson started the new softball season in a slugfest with Treedah Magee Realty but was on the losing  end of a  20 - 18 final score.  Leading the hit parade were Norris Carpenter and Jules Nagy .....both going 4 for 4.  Dennis Haak, Chuck Gibson, Jim Hollenbeck and John Steele all belted out 3 base knocks. Glenn Turner, Tom Yurkunas, Ted Grove, and Ed Campbell registered 2 base hits.  Barry Delano also contributed a safety to round out our 29 hit attack .   Defensively Dennis Haak made a sensational over the shoulder catch in right center.  Good effort guys !        Next game is Tuesday @ 11 A.M.