Fall 2020 Standings

Blue League Standings and Game Summaries for Fall 2020

Friday March 13, 2020  Balance of Winter 2020 season cancelled. 

Friday March 13, 2020 All games cancelled due to rain. 

Wednesday March 11, 2020  All games cancelled due to rain. 

 

Games thru -  Monday, March 9, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor 7 0 1 0.938
Dick Steiman CPA 8 1 0 0.889
Paul Tone Insurance 5 3 1 0.611
Foothills Physical Therapy 3 5 0 0.375
Happy Ears Hearing 2 5 1 0.313
Hot Bats 2 6 0 0.250
Thunderbird Auto 0 8 0 0.000
National League
Fastballs 5 1 2 0.750
Barton Realtors 5 2 1 0.688
Tride & True Pest 5 3 0 0.625
Camino Del Sol 4 3 0 0.571
General Exterminating 3 5 0 0.375
Nancy Muslin Realtor 2 5 0 0.286
Canyon State 2 6 0 0.250

 Monday, March 9, 2020

Thunderbird Automotive - 3 Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor - 15


The Thunderbird Automotive played poor game against a very good Char Wheeler team today which ended in a mercy in the 6th. Our defensive play was fair but our offense stayed home. We only had 3 players with multiple hits - Ray Hensley, sub Bruce Ketcham, and Jim Tomich. Thanks go out to our 4 subs: Bruce Ketcham, Nick Spehart, John Smith, and Yvonne Becker.


Good defense and good hitting has been our strong point this season and today was no exception. We were only up by 1 run at the end of the 2nd inning when we went on a hitting binge to score 11 runs in the next four innings and held our opponents scoreless. Sub Jeff Nickerson turned a double play from 1B receiving the ball from shortstop sub Brian Swenson for one out and throwing home to catcher Frank Maher to complete the play. Sub pitcher Artie Stackpole not only pitched an excellent game but was 3 for 3 with a home run. Sub Jeff Nickerson was 3 for 3 with a single, double, and a triple. Kurt Kanouse was 3 for 4 with a double. Bob Cary was 2 for 4. Kim Hurd was 2 for 4 with a home run. Warren Stevenson was 2 for 3 and some very nice plays at 3B. Sub Brian Swenson was 1 for 3 and that was a timely homerun in the 5th inning. Larry Moores was 2 for 3. Sub Barry Bergen had 2 singles, caught 2 line drives and played a very good 2B. Frank Maher had a single. Terry Braun made a nice catch of a fly ball in right field.

Paul Tone - 13 Hot Bats - 8


The Paul Tone Insurance team took home a hard fought victory today. The offense was very efficient in scoring 13 runs on 18 hits and 1 walk. We were led by: Doug Asleson 3/3 & 3 scored; Kat Melton was 3/3 plating 3 runs; Mark Brenner brought home 2 key runs on his big hit; and Steve Lunde was a perfect 3/3 (2hits + a walk) with a home run & 3 rbi’s It was a statistically confusing game for the defense – let me explain. Bill Shanahan twirled a marvelous game, coaxing numerous ground balls out of the opposing bats; he was so effective that not one of the runs the Hot Bats scored was earned – all eight were statistically unearned. How did this happen: our defense made a few too many errors that allowed Hot Bats to knock in some runs. But then we would bounce back, make outstanding catches and even turn double plays – capped off by a game ending snag of a foul tip by Patti Jones. So on the balance, our defense really did do quite well. And that is how we managed a win in todays fun-in-the-sun Blue League!


Paul Tone took the lead 9 to 4, after 3 innings and never looked back, winning 13 to 8. For Hot Bats, having 3 hits were Gary Christoferson and David Bagwell, Having two hits were Al Miller, David Sikes, Sal Politi, Dick Kohnen and Klaus Holt. Next Game is Wednesday, March 11th at 9:45. Pictures will be taken at 9:30.

Barton Realtors - 8 General Exterminating - 7


Today was a great day to play softball and Barton Realtors hosted General Exterminating in what was a very close low scoring game. Barton jumped out the first inning with 4 runs to have a 4-0 lead and added one run in the 3rd. The General came back with 3 runs in the 4th inning and then 4 runs in the 5th inning while holding Barton to only 3 runs for a 8 to 7 game in favor on Barton Realtors. Next two final innings went scoreless for both teams and the final score continued to be 8 to 7 win for Barton Realtors. Only 16 hits today for Barton but some key plays both offensive and defensive made for the win today. Hot at the bat was Dorothy Mazur and Don Cole both going 3 for 3. Frank Preite, Mark Glim and Bob Williams were 2 for 3. If we don't get rained out Wednesday we have team pictures!


The General Exterminators got beat by one run by a good Barton Realtors team, 8-7. A great defensive game. A slug fest it was not. The Exterminators were led offensively by Brian Peterson going 3-3 with his first home run as a SCG softballer. Steady Annie Lowe was 3-4, leading off with a single. Unfortunately she was left stranded. Three zeros in the first three innings for the Generals. Jeff Smith and Bob Dye were each 2 for 3. Craig Phillips, Dan Sykes, Roy Sours, Lee Luft, Sherry Westland and Roger Miller were each 1 for 3. Seven runs just doesn't win many games.

Tride/True Pest Serv - 7 Canyon State HVAC - 6


It wasn’t looking good for the Tride and True gang. They found themselves down 6 to 1 after 3 innings. Those 6 runs were the last that Canyon State would have for the game as the Tride and True gang came back to tie the score going into the 7th inning. Holding Canyon State scoreless in the top of 7, Tride and True had runners on first and second with 1 out. Denny Albers was intentionally walked and up came Maynard March. He was 0 and 3 so far, but cranked out a hit past the left fielder to bring in the winning run with the Tride gang winning 7-6. Denny Albers was 1 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI. Maynard March was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI including driving in the winning run. Barney Armstrong and Judy Muller were both 2 for 3 with an RBI each and Mike Ryan added an RBI. A good balance of both offense and defense in the last 4 innings accounted for the win.


Not much to say other then too little too late. We scored 6 runs in the first three innings and were up 6-1 and shutout the last four innings. Meanwhile, T&T kept scrapping their way back to win the game. Since the asst. mgr. is writing this summary, I was quite disappointed in myself - missing a fly ball in left and hitting into a game ending double play. Mark Glen went 3/3 with a double along with Paul Pearson, Jerry Harris 3/4, Jim Stocker, Jeff Gibbs, and Les Bonde 2/3, Harold Enslen (2 dbls) and Steve Coffman both 2/4, and Lonnie Saiz with a single.

Foothills Phys Therapy - 17 Happy Ears Hearing - 22


Once again Foothills Physical Therapy came out on the losing end of the game. We had 23 hits which isn't bad, but the defense was non existent. Buck Craig, Paul Johnston and Jack Indig were perfect at the plate - 4 for 4 - with Buck getting 2 doubles and, Jack getting one double, and all three of them had 2 RBIs. Dan Hofeditz was 3 for 4 with a triple and 3 RBIs. Gene Fleck was 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and Joe Osowiec was 2 for 3 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Ray Kouns was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Sub Shari Mcquilliams was 1 for 4. Thank you Shari for subbing. No one got hurt and the weather was beautiful.....


Happy Ears Hearing came to play a very good team, close up to the last inning. Thew boys bats and gloves were here today. 4 players were perfect at the plate. Jake Groh was 3-3, walk, 2 doubles, scored 4 times. Pierre Boudreau was 4-4, double, scored 4 times, 3 R.B.I. Neil Clewell was 4-4, double, grand slam homer in the first inning, scored 3 times, and had 7 R.B.I. Jim Parry was 4-4, 3 B, home run, scored 3 times, 5 R.B.I. Kevin Gillette had 3 hits, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. C.L. Eversman had 3 hits, triple, double,scored 3 times, 1 RB.I. Ed Abrams, Vern Luft, Jim Smith each had 2 hits. Sub Lanny Auberg had a hit. John Laskowski played good defense. C.L. Eversman was the winning pitcher.

Fastballs - 8 Dick Steiman CPA - 18


Fastballs dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten to a hard hitting Dick Steiman CPA team in their most frustrating game to date. Despite having a season high 27 hits, the ballers managed a mere 8 runs. A lack of clutch hits and fine defensive plays including 3 DP’s by the pencil pushers led to our demise. Several costly base running gaffes did not help. Sub Marty Jiminiz led Fastballs with 4-4, and a nice backhanded catch. Glen Zelkind, Norm Volk, Ron Swanson, Steve Dwyer, Jim Witkowski and Bob Frede all were 3-4, although 2 of Bob’s hits were challenged as bunts! Greg Church and Greg Lynch were 2-4. Glenn had 3 RBI, and Greg had 2. Did I mention that all 27 hits were singles? Wheaties dipped in honey will be served before the next game, whenever that is. Thanks to Marty for being a great sub.


A total team effort helped Dick Steiman CPA secure their 8th victory of the season to keep them 1/2 game out of first place in their division. Home runs were on tap for the day as the Steiman eleven belted 4 of them (Dan Callaghan with 1, Joe Gonski with 2 and Bob "Higgs" Higgins the final one). Three players were perfect at the plate....Gonski was 3 for 3, Callaghan was 4 for 4 and winning pitcher Jack Pendar was 2 for 2 with a sacrifice fly. Nearly perfect at the plate as they all were 2 for 3 were Dave Martin, Fred Swan, Richard Brinkley, Jim Young, Dale Schroeder and Sam Bernhardt. Rounding out the offensive hit brigade was Norm Lustig with a walk, a hit an rbi and a run scored. All of these hits and at bats amounted to a .702 team batting average...enough to secure the much needed victory.

 

Games thru -  Friday, March 6, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor 6 0 1 0.929
Dick Steiman CPA 7 1 0 0.875
Paul Tone Insurance 4 3 1 0.563
Foothills Physical Therapy 3 4 0 0.429
Hot Bats 2 5 0 0.286
Happy Ears Hearing 1 5 1 0.214
Thunderbird Auto 0 7 0 0.000
National League
Fastballs 5 0 2 0.857
Barton Realtors 4 2 1 0.643
Camino Del Sol 4 3 0 0.571
Tride & True Pest 4 3 0 0.571
General Exterminating 3 4 0 0.429
Nancy Muslin Realtor 2 5 0 0.286
Canyon State 2 5 0 0.286

 Friday, March 6, 2020

Tride/True Pest Serv - 8 Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor - 13


Maybe an early morning game just isn’t for the Tride and True gang. They just couldn’t wake up their usually hot bats. Putting up only 16 hits they lost today to a hard hitting Char Wheeler team 13-8. Denny Albers was 3 for 4 today banging out two doubles and a triple getting 1 RBI. Maynard March was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI and Terry Hughes was perfect at the plate going 3 for 3. Bobby Dooling was 1 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI, while sub Vern Mc Murray and Judy Muller each added an RBI. The outfield played some good defense in making some good catches to save some big hits.


Timely defense and the hitting by the last 5 batters in our lineup won the game for Char Wheeler-Riley today. Kurt Kanouse, our left fielder, had a great defensive and hitting game. I lost count of the number of fly balls and hard hit line drives that he caught. Offensively Kurt was 3 for 4 with a grand slam home run in the 2nd inning. The last 5 batters in the lineup consisting of Larry Moores, sub Barry Bergen, Terry Braun, Wayne Siers, and Frank Maher scored 7 of our 13 runs. Way to go guys. Frank Maher had 2 hits and caught a pop up at catcher to stop a rally in one of the innings. Wayne Siers had a single and caught 2 line drives at his pitcher position. Sub Bruce Ketcham was 3 for 4. Kim Hurd had 2 hits and caught a couple of real deep fly balls. Sub Jeff Nickerson was 3 for 4. Larry Moores was 3 for 4. Terry Braun was 3 for 4. Sub Barry Bergen was 2 for 4.


General Exterminating - 6 Paul Tone Ins - 12


It was a beautiful morning for softball but the General Exterminators team did not hit very well today losing to Paul Tone 12-6. The first three innings were neck and neck with good hitting and defense by both teams and resulted in a 6-6 tie. Unfortunately, the Exterminators bats went cold after that generating only 4 hits in the last four innings, resulting in no more runs. The Exterminators had only 16 hits today. Sub Dan Fudge and Brent Peterson led the hitting today both going 3-3. Dan Sikes was 2-3 with 2 RBI, Annie Lowe was 2-3 with an RBI and Roy Sours was 2-3. Bob Dye was 1-3 with 2 RBI, Lee Luft was 1-3 with an RBI, and Bob Boche and Sherry Westland were 1-3.


The Paul Tone Insurance team ended a 2 game skid with a victory today over the General Exterminating team. The key to the victory was the pitching of Bill Shanahan that kept the bug killers hitting mostly ground balls to a solid defense that limited them to only 6 runs. Some defensive highlites included a couple of double plays and the snagging of a foul tip by catcher Patti Jones. The offense was sparked by Doug Asleson getting on base and scoring 3 times, mostly on the rbi hitting of Steve Lunde (4/4 with a couple of doubles) & Dan Maguire. We also got 2 valuable hits each and runs scored from Kris Koch, Chuck Saywer and Jimmy Tokar. It was encouraging to put another mark in the win column and move 1 game over .500. We will be back at it Monday at 9:45 – if the predicted rain does not show up!

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor 5 0 1 0.917
Dick Steiman CPA 7 1 0 0.875
Paul Tone Insurance 3 3 1 0.500
Foothills Physical Therapy 3 4 0 0.429
Hot Bats 2 5 0 0.286
Happy Ears Hearing 1 5 1 0.214
Thunderbird Auto 0 7 0 0.000
National League
Fastballs 5 0 2 0.857
Tride & True Pest 4 2 0 0.667
Barton Realtors 4 2 1 0.643
Camino Del Sol 4 3 0 0.571
General Exterminating 3 3 0 0.500
Nancy Muslin Realtor 2 5 0 0.286
Canyon State 2 5 0 0.286

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor - 11 Foothills Phys Therapy - 10
The Char Wheeler-Riley team didn't play their best defensively today but managed to make the defensive plays in the last two innings to pull out a win over a very good Foothills Physical Therapy team. The outfield consisting of Kurt Kanouse, Kim Hurd, Bob Cary, and Terry Braun played very well today making a lot of nice catches and getting the ball in quickly to prevent the runners from advancing. A nice double play was turned by sub Jerry Harris, sub Brian Swenson, and 1st baseman Larry Moores. Brian Swenson coming in for an injured player had a nice diving catch of a line drive from his Rover position. Offensively every one on the team had at least one hit. Kurt Kanouse, Warren Stevenson,​ and Larry Moores each had 3 hits for 4 at bats. Kim Hurd was 2 for 4. Sub Jerry Harris was 2 for 4 with a double. Bob Cary was 2 for 3 with a walk and a double. Sub Brian Swenson was 2 for 4. Terry Braun was 2 for 3 and some nice plays in right field. Frank Maher was 2 for 2 and a walk. Wayne Siers had 2 for 3. Donna Smith had a single and played well at 2B. Wayne Siers pitched a really good game and caught a hard hit line drive coming right at him. Thank you to our subs for all their help.
Foothills Physical Therapy stayed close to the Char Wheeler Realtor team all through the game but came up short. Dan Hofeditz pitched a good game, was 2 for 3, had 3 RBIs, and muscled a home run. Paul Johnston was 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Buck Craig was 3 for 4 with 1 RBI. Sub Jeff Nickerson was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Gene Fleck was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI. Birthday man Ray Kouns was 1 for 3 with 1 RBI. Joe Osowiec was 1 for 4. Going 0 for 3 were Jack Indig, Sub Sherry Westland, and Sub Roger Miller. Sub Doreen Stevenson was 0 for 1 with 2 walks. Roger made a good play at home after missing the ball - he recovered, got the ball, threw it to Dan who got the out at home. Thank you to our four subs.

Camino Del Sol - 18 Thunderbird Automotive - 6
Camino Del Sol played their best game this season against a good Thunderbird Auto team and won 18-6. With the score 16-5 through 5 innings, Camino closed the game out in the 6th inning 18-6. Camino's offense and defense played well and our sub pitcher Lee Luft pitched a good game, a good team effort by all. Camino Del Sol's 25 hits were led by Bob Lessard 3x3 5 rbi's 2 triples, sub Lee Luft 3x3 3 rbi's, Ron Eichhorn 3x3 2 rbi's, Dave Michels 3x3 1 rbi 1 bb, Gary Kuhlman 2x3 2 rbi's 1 triple 1 bb, Tim Skala 3x4 1 rbi, Al Jay & Bill Clark 2x3 2 rbi's each, John Mancini 2x3, Bob Craig & Rick Barron 1x3 each. Thank you to our sub Lee Luft.
The Thunderbird Automotive played a lopsided game against a very good Camino Del Sol game today narrowly avoiding a mercy in the 5th and succumbing in the 6th. Thanks go out to our 4 subs - Brian Swenson who played great at short, 3 for 3 at the plate with a double, Lanny Auberg, 2 for 3, and Glen Zelkind and Kris Koch who each pitched in with a hit. Vern McMurray was 3 for 3, Jim Tomich and Mike Sullivan were 2 for 3.

Canyon State HVAC - 10 Fastballs - 11
Well it was anonther one of those days we gat 23 hits but not enough defense to hold a good hitting Fast Ball Team. Leading the hitting was Jerry Harris going 4 for 4, Harrold Enslen 3 for 4 with a home run, a triple and a double, Steve Coffman was 3 for 3 with a home run, Poul Pearson was 3 for 3, and Don Fordney was 3 for 4. Mark Glen was 2 for 4, Jim Stocker was 2 for 4 and Lonnie Saiz was 2 for 4.


Dick Steiman CPA - 13 Nancy Muslin Realtor - 3
"The Dick Steiman, CPA team came out with their bats blazing as they put up the maximum of 4 runs in 3 of the first 4 innings to build an insurmountable lead as they were victorious by a score of 13 to 3. Dan Callaghan (4 for 4), Dale Schroeder (3 for 3) and Bob ""Higgs"" Higgins (3 for 3) lead the offensive attack by being perfect at the plate. Adding a trio of hits were Dave Martin, Fred Swan and Joe Gonski. Richard Brinkley (2 for 3) drew the only walk for Steinman's. Also adding a pair of hits were Jim Young and Sam Bernhardt. Norm Lustig played great defense at his 1st base position and added a key single to start a 4 run rally in the critical 3rd inning. The ""Golden Glove Award"" goes to Bob Higgins when the bases were loaded in the last inning and he fielded a sharply hit ground ball, raced to the bag at 3rd and stepped on it (for out #2), proceeded to chase the runner past the commitment line and soft tossed to catcher Sam Bernhardt who stepped on the plate completing the game ending double play.
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"Team Nancy Muslin lost a game today to a very talented Steiman team. They had no weaknesses in their offense or defense and held Team Nancy Muslin to 3 runs. Our winning streak ended at 1 game, but Susie Tornes was able to stretch another triple into a double. Team Nancy Muslin had a total of 16 hits. Leading the way was Susie Tornes was 2-2 with a double, a base on balls, and an RBI. Dick Steiman was 2-3 with a base on balls and an RBI. John Smith was 2-3. Joel Last was 2-3. Butch Shultz was 2-3. Roger Mueller was 2-4. Cheri Swinehart was 1-3 with a double. Glenn Turner was 1-3 with an RBI. Artie Stackpole was 1-3. Yvonne Becker was 1-3. Lorne Carlson was 0-3.

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Hot Bats - 14 Tride/True Pest Serv - 20
Coming off a resounding win on Monday, Hot Bats couldn’t sustain its momentum as it falls to Tride and True Pest Control by a final of 20 to 14. The Bats remained close throughout most of the game, but couldn’t make up the ground in the final inning. The sun took its toll as fly balls and pop-ups proved difficult to follow. However, Hot Bats did continue it strong hitting, led by sub Bernie Rosen who was 2 for 4 at the plate, and tallied 5 RBI’s; Larry Apple was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s; Duff Carroll had a triple, single and a walk in 4 trips, scoring one and driving one in. Also posting 2 hits were Al Miller, RBI, Dave Bagwell, 2 RBI’s, Dick Kohnen, 4 runs scored and 2 RBI’s, Sal Politi and Dave Stark.
Tride & True Pest Control played a very good game against a very good, hard hitting Hot Bats team today. The story of this game was balance . 28 hits and great defense spelled out a victory and a great team effort. Offensive leaders today were : Bill Marchioni, 4/4- 2 RBIs; Maynard March 3/4-3 RBIs; Bobby Dooling 3/3 with a walk a home run and 4 RBIs; Denny Albers 3/4 - 3 RBIs and substitute Joel Last 3/4-2 RBIs. The Tride & True outfield and infield both played excellent defense today holding down a "Hot" Hot Bats team. Thanks to Joel Last for substituting for us today.

Happy Ears Hearing - 10 Barton Realtors - 14
Happy Ears Hearing lost to a good team. Bats were at the game, gloves have been missing all season. Again Jake Groh was perfect at the plate,scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Also perfect at the plate, Pierre Boudreau, 4-4, 2 doubles, scored once, 2 R./B.I. Jim Parry, Neil Clewell and Kevin Gillette were each 3-4. Vern Luft, Joey Rizzuto were 2-3.
Barton Realtors took on Happy Ears and what a close game today. Barton jumped out with 2 runs followed by Happy Ears 3 to take the lead in the first inning. Third inning Barton put up 4 runs and held Happy Ears to 1 one with some great defensive plays. Happy Ears scored 2 more in the 4th inning but Barton put up 4 runs in the 5th and another 4 runs in the 6th. Happy Ears held us scoreless in the 7th unlimited inning and came out swinging and looked like they might take the lead. Great defensive play to get the lead runner in a pickle between 2nd and 3rd and made the out by Don Cole and Frank Preite. Next batter came out swinging but Barton Realtors turned a great double play to end the game and stop the rally. Today the bats were alive with 26 hits and some great defensive plays and running the bases. Mark Glim stole the show with some great catches in the outfield and probably had 7 outs alone chasing down the long ball today. Mark was also hot at the plate going 4 for 4. Also going 4-4 was Don Cole and going 3 for 3 were both Don Pahlke and Jack Braly. Dorothy Mazur, Frank Preite, winning pitcher Michael, Mike Sullivan, and Klaus Holt were all 2 for 3 at the bat. Everyone on the team had a major hit today and contributed to this great win today. Special thanks to Roy Carpenter, Mike Sullivan, and Klaus Holt for subbing today.

 

Games thru -  Monday, March 2, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor 4 0 1 0.900
Dick Steiman CPA 6 1 0 0.857
Paul Tone Insurance 3 3 1 0.500
Foothills Physical Therapy 3 3 0 0.500
Hot Bats 2 4 0 0.333
Happy Ears Hearing 1 4 1 0.250
Thunderbird Auto 0 6 0 0.000
National League
Fastballs 4 0 2 0.833
Tride & True Pest 3 2 0 0.600
Barton Realtors 3 2 1 0.583
General Exterminating 3 3 0 0.500
Camino Del Sol 3 3 0 0.500
Nancy Muslin Realtor 2 4 0 0.333
Canyon State 2 4 0 0.333

 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Paul Tone Ins - 14 Camino Del Sol - 22


"The Paul Tone Insurance team hit the ball much better today, scoring 14 runs on 24 hits and 3 walks. Unfortunately, we ran into a buzz saw in Camino del Sol who buried us with 22 runs(and that before flip-flopping). Our batting kudos go to: Doug Asleson & Mark Brenner with perfect 4/4s; Asleson scored each time on base much due to Dan Maguire knocking in 5 runs with 2 hits; 3/4s turned in by sub Barry Bergen, Andy Coles & Chuck Sawyer; and capped off by Patti Jones coaxing 2 walks. The good news is the rain held off and we got to play ball!

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Camino Del Sol played a hard hitting Paul Tone Insurance team and pulled out a 22-14 win. The score was 4-4 after the first inning, Camino held the lead 15-8 through 5 innings. Paul Tone closed the gap to 15-12 through the 6th inning. In the open inning Camino scored 7 runs and held Paul Tone to 2 runs to close the game out 22-14. Camino played good defense, infield and outfield, and offense too. Camino's open inning was led by Bob Craig's, 86 year old, bases loaded triple, great game Bob. Camino Del Sol's 26 hits were led by Gary Kuhlman 4x4 1 rbi 3 dbls, Al Jay 3x3 3 rbi's 1 bb, Ron Eichhorn 3x4 3 rbi's, Jack Madio 3x4 1 rbi 1 bb, sub Butch Schultz 3x4 1 rbi, Bob Craig 2x3 3 rbi's 1 triple, Bob Lessard 2x2 3 rbi's 1 sac 1 bb, John Mancini 2x3 3 rbi's 1 bb, Tim Skala 2x3 1 bb, Dave Michels 2x4 4 rbi's 1 HR. Jack Madio pitched a good game. Thank you to our sub Butch Schultz.

Barton Realtors - 4 Dick Steiman CPA - 13


"Barton Realtors today played a good hitting and defensive team Dick Steiman who took the lead the 2nd inning and never let up. Barton never let up and was trying to make something happen that last two innings up but the defense of Steiman always seem to know where to play us. Hot at the bat today was Dorothy Mazur going 3 for 3 today. Going 2 for 3 was: Frank Preite rover, pitcher Michael Wilton and our catcher Loren Hansen.
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Double plays, strikeouts and walks were in order as Dick Steinman CPA pulled out a 13-4 victory. Extra base hits came into play as the victors pounded out 4 doubles, 2 triples and a home run to go with their 13 singles. Leading this attack were Dan Callaghan (2 for 3 with a pair of doubles) and Richard Brinkley ( also 2 for 3 with a single and a double). Not to be overshadowed on the day with perfect appearances at the plate were Joe Gonski (3 for 3 including a home run), Jim Young (3 for 3), Dale Schroeder (3 for 3 with a double) and winning pitcher Jack Pendar (2 for 2 and scored a pair of runs). Fred Swan has found a home in right center making numerous catches of fly balls and Norm Lustig deserves the golden glove award for his performance at 1st base. Dave Martin had a single, an rbi and assisted on many force plays at 2nd and 3rd base from his shortstop position. Bob "Higgs" Higgins knocked in the final two runs for the Steinman eleven with a well placed hit that went for a triple in the 6th inning. Sam Bernhardt walked, scored a run and caught a pop-up behind the plate to secure a key out for the eventual winners. A solid, well played gamed by the Dick Steinman CPA crew.

Foothills Phys Therapy - 9 Fastballs - 18


Foothills Physical Therapy's bats were too quiet today against a good Fastballs team. Nineteen hits only produced nine runs. Buck Craig was 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs and Pat Moriarity was 3 for 3 with a walk. Paul Johnston was 3 for 4 with 1 RBI and Dan Hofeditz and sub Joe Bradley we're 2 for 3 with one RBI apiece. Three players were 1 for 3, Jack Indig with a triple and 1 RBI, Ray Kouns with 1 RBI, and Ed Hart. Laura Johnson was 1 for 4 with 1 RBI and Joe Osowiec was 1 for 4. Hopefully we will wake up our bats for Wednesday's game at 8:30.


"Fastballs came back from an early deficit to defeat a very good Foothills Physical Therapy team 18-8 in a match up of 3 win teams. Fastball bats were cold as Foothills took a 8-5 lead into the 4th, but then started a rally which lasted the rest of the game. Greg Lynch led the team with 4-4, 2 RBI’s followed closely by 5 guys going 3-4: Norm Volk, Ron Swanson, Don Johnson, Greg Church, and Glen Zelkind. Glenn banged 2 triples, Norm 2 doubles, and Doreen Stevenson went 2-4 with a double. The 2 Jim’s , Witkowski and Ladd went 2-4. Don & Ron had 3 RBI’s while Glenn , Greg C., Jim L. had 2 RBI’s.Lets go get them on Wednesday!

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Thunderbird Automotive - 7 Nancy Muslin Realtor - 11


The Thunderbird Automotive team scored 1 run in the first five innings and then put up 6 in the last two. Unfortunately for us the Nancy Muslin team scattered 11 runs. Thanks go out to our 4 subs: Brian Swenson at 3rd then SS, Lanny Auberg at Rover, Donna Smith at Right Center, and Victor Moreno at 1st. Ray Hensley was 3 for 3 with a double, Vikki Hanson and Brian Swenson were 2 for 3, both with a double and Vern McMurray had a home run.


What a great game today - yes it is more fun, Roger, when you win! The Nancy Muslin Realtors broke out of our 3 game slide with good defense and timely hitting. We held Thunderbird Auto scoreless in 4 out of the 7 innings. We had 21 hits. While our defense played great, there were a few players who made outstanding plays - Glenn Turner made quite a few great plays at short stop. Cheri Swinehart made quite a few good plays at Rover. Roger Mueller and Lorne Carleson made great catches in the outfield. Dick Steiman had a great debut at first base. Artie Stackpole pitched a great game. Leading the way was Cheri Swinehart who went 3-3. John Smith was awesome at the plate. He went 3-4 with 2 triples and 4 RBI's. Artie Stackpole was 3-4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Glenn Turner was 3-4 with a double and 1 RBI. Roger Mueller was 3-4. Lorne Carlson was 2-4 with 3 RBI's. Dick Steiman was 2-4. Yvonne Becker was 1-4 with an RBI. Joel Last was 1-4. Butch Shultz and Susie Tornes were 0-3.

Hot Bats - 15 Happy Ears Hearing - 2


Oh my !!! The Hot Bats really earned their name today as it took only four and a half innings to mercy Happy Ears 15 to 2. It was their best defensive effort of the year as Hot Bats pitcher Richard Kohnen ( 1 for 2, 3 RBI’s baffled the Happy Ears’ batters and managed to force almost all of them to keep the ball in the infield where Third baseman Dave Bagwell (3 for 3, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s), Shortstop Gary Christofferson (2 runs scored and an RBI), Rover All Miller (1 for 2, walk, RBI) Second Baseman Dave Stark (1 for 1, walk, run scored) and First Baseman Larry Apple (1 for 2, 2 runs and 2 RBI’s), and Catcher Klaus Holt (2 for 2, 2 runs scored) played flawlessly. They felt sorry for the outfielders who “had the day off”, although outfielders Dave Sikes and Sal Politi each had 2 hits in three trips and each drove in a pair as did Duff Carroll who added two walks to the mix.


Happy Ears player Jake Groh was 3-4, Pierre Boudreau had 2 hits, Kevin Gillette had 2 hits.

General Exterminating - 15 Canyon State HVAC - 13


A hard fought game for both teams today, but ultimately it was a 15-13 win today for the General Exterminators against a good hitting Canyon State team. The Exterminators got off to a good start taking a 11-6 lead after three innings, but Canyon State fought back to make it a very close game. The exterminators brought their bats today plating 27 hits with at least one hit from everyone. Roger Miller led the hitting with a perfect 3-3 day with an RBI. Six players were 3-4 on the day led by Roy Sours with a double and 4 RBI, Dan Sikes with a double and 3 RBI, sub Dan Fudge and Bob Dye with 2 RBI each, and Jeff Smith and Bob Boche each drove in one. Annie Lowe was 2-4 with an RBI and Lee Luft was also 2-4. Brent Peterson and Sherry Westland each were 1-3 and Sherry made some tough outs at 2B.


"Well we got exterminated today. General never gave up and we could never pull ahead. We could only hold General to one inning without scoring a run. Canyon had good hit production with 28 hits, but we had too many holes on defense. Harold Enslen continues his hot bat going 3/4 with a HR, triple and 3 RBIs. Jim Stocker was also 3/4 with 3 doubles and 4RBIs. Elsewhere Jerry Harris, Steve Coffman, and Paul Pearson were 4/4, and Mark Glen, Les Bonde, and Lonnie Saiz were 3/4.
"

 

Games thru -  Friday, February 28, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor 4 0 1 0.900
Dick Steiman CPA 5 1 0 0.833
Foothills Physical Therapy 3 2 0 0.600
Paul Tone Insurance 3 2 1 0.583
Happy Ears Hearing 1 3 1 0.300
Hot Bats 1 4 0 0.200
Thunderbird Auto 0 5 0 0.000
National League
Fastballs 3 0 2 0.800
Barton Realtors 3 1 1 0.700
Tride & True Pest 3 2 0 0.600
General Exterminating 2 3 0 0.400
Canyon State 2 3 0 0.400
Camino Del Sol 2 3 0 0.400
Nancy Muslin Realtor 1 4 0 0.200

 Friday, February 28, 2020

Dick Steiman CPA - 10 Paul Tone Ins - 3


"Putting up 4 runs in the 1st inning proved to be an insurmountable lead a s Dick Steiman CPA only relinquished 3 runs over the course of the game. The outfield, consisting of Richard Brinkley, Joe Gonski, Fred Swan and Dale Schroeder, combined for 7 hits, 7 runs scored and 6 rbi's. Not to be out down, the left side of the infield, consisting of Bob ""Higgs"" Higgins and Dave Martin chipped in with a trio of hits that produced a run and 3 rbis. Dan Callaghan continued to be a one man wrecking ball as he hit safely in all three of his trips to the plate by adding a single, double and triple to the winning cause. Sam Bernhardt was on base twice with a single and a walk and called a great game from his catcher's position. Once again, Norm Lustig was outstanding at first base making defensive plays and some errant throws and pop flies. Jim Young was credited with driving in the winning run for the victors who remain 1/2 game out of 1st place in their division. Fred Swan and Dan Callaghan were voted the defensive players of the game.
"
Has anyone seen our bats? The Paul Tone Insurance team seems to have misplaced them this morning as we only managed to score 3 runs on 12 hits. This resulted in the end of our 3 game winning streak. The defense and pitching, while not sensational, were decent in holding a very hard hitting bunch of accountants to only 10 runs. But scoring only 3 runs (and those all in one inning) was indecent offense – 6 innings of goose eggs on the scoreboard was a little embarrassing. However, sub Steve Schneider and Steve Lunde both were a perfect 3/3 (maybe we should have called everyone else on the team “Steve”), with one of Schneider’s being a triple. Kat Melton & Chuck Sawyer each added 2 hits – that was about it! As usual, running around in the Arizona sunshine was better than sitting at home watching TV!


Thunderbird Automotive - 7 General Exterminating - 16


The Thunderbird Automotive team gave up 4 runs in each of the first four innings and then started playing defense. Unfortunately for us our offense could not respond. We did score 4 in the first but then were held to just 1 run in the last 3 innings with a flip/flop last inning. Thanks go out to our 4 subs: Brian Swenson at 3rd, Nick Spehart at Rover, Donna Smith at Right Center, and Jeff Nickerson at 1st. Vikki Hanson had a good day at the plate going 4 for 4 and Jeff Nickerson was 3 for 3 with a triple.


The General Exterminators team finally showed up today dominating the Thunderbird Auto team 16-7 in a 6 1/2 inning game that ended in a 7th inning flip-flop due to the 10-run rule. The Exterminators, playing great defense and getting 21 hits in the first 4 innings jumped out to a commanding 16-4 lead after 4 innings and coasted the rest of the way. Everyone contributed led by Jeff Smith who had an outstanding day at shortstop along with going 3-3 with a double and 3 runs scored. Leading the hitters were Craig Phillips who was 3-3 with a double, home-run, and 6 RBI, Dan Sikes who was 3-3 with a home run and 3 RBI, and Lee Luft who was 3-3 with 3 RBI and pitched a great game. Roy Sours also was 3-3 and made some great plays at Rover. Annie Lowe played great defense and was 3-4 with an RBI. Sub Neil Clewell was 2-3 with a triple and 2 RBI. Bob Dye and Sherry Westland were both 2-3 and Roger Miller was 1-3 with an RBI.

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor 4 0 1 0.900
Dick Steiman CPA 4 1 0 0.800
Paul Tone Insurance 3 1 1 0.700
Foothills Physical Therapy 3 2 0 0.600
Happy Ears Hearing 1 3 1 0.300
Hot Bats 1 4 0 0.200
Thunderbird Auto 0 4 0 0.000
National League
Fastballs 3 0 2 0.800
Barton Realtors 3 1 1 0.700
Tride & True Pest 3 2 0 0.600
Camino Del Sol 2 3 0 0.400
Canyon State 2 3 0 0.400
General Exterminating 1 3 0 0.250
Nancy Muslin Realtor 1 4 0 0.200

 Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Nancy Muslin Realtor - 11 Happy Ears Hearing - 21


The Nancy Muslin team is still struggling to put together a competitive team. Hopefully, with a few position changes, we will turn our team around. Our team had 23 hits. Leading the way was Glenn Turner who was 3-4, with a double and 3 RBI's. John Smith was 3-4 with 4 RBI's. Lorne Carleson was 3-4 with 1 RBI. Dick Steiman was 3-4. Artie Stackpole was 3-4. Roger Mueller was 2-4 with a double. Butch Shultz was 2-4 with an RBI. Cheri Swinehart was 1-4 with an RBI. Joel Last was 1-4 with an RBI. Yvonne Becker was 1-4. Susie Tornes was 1-4.


Happy Ears Hearing played against a good team. The boys brought their bats and gloves to the game. Kevin Gillette was 5-5, 2 doubles, scored 4 times, 2 R.B.I. Jake Groh was 4-4,scored twice, 2 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau was 4-5, scored 4 times, 1 R.B.I. Neil Clewell was 4-5, double, triple, scored twice, 6 RB.I. Jim Parry had 3 hits, home run, scored 4 times, 3 R.B.I. Jim Smith was 3-4, scored twice, 2 R.B.I. Ed Abrams had 2 hits, John Laskowski had 2 hits. Joey Rizzuto scored once. Victor Moreno had 2 hits, 1 R.B.I. C.L Eversman was the winning pitcher.

Fastballs - 12 Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor - 12


Fastballs ended in a tie with a very good and unbeaten team, Char Wheeler. This was our second tie of the season, and was almost a duplicate of the first one! Each game we blew a 5 run lead with the bottom of the realtors line up coming up, yet we were unable to close the game out. Bob Frede 3-3, and Ron Swanson 3-3 led the team with perfect days at the plate. Norm Volk also had 3 hits, 3-4 with a triple, Glenn Zelkind 2-3 with a triple & 3 RBI’s , and Don Johnson 2-3 each had 2 hits. Steve Dwyer had 1-3 and a double. Steve and Norm both made great defensive plays.


Losing the entire game and down 12 to 7 going into the top of the 6th inning (last inning) the Char Wheeler-Riley team rallied for 5 runs to tie the score. Fast Balls put the winning runs on base in the bottom of the 6th but the Realtors made the defensive plays they needed ​to get the tie. There were some miscues by both teams but this was a hard fought game all the way. A key double play by sub Nick Spehart, sub Donna Smith, and Ed Schofield helped us get off an inning without giving up any runs. A key relay throw by Bob Cary to sub Donna Smith to sub Jim Smith got a runner out at home plate. A very nice catch by Kim Hurd in Left Centerfield prevented some additional runs from scoring. Birthday boy Bob Cary had a good day in the outfield and caught a fly ball for the final out. Offensively, the Realtors struggled at the plate until the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings when we scored 10 runs in those 3 innings to tie the game. Terry Braun had 2 hits with the last one driving in the tying run. Sub Bruce Ketcham had 4 hits including a double. Subbing in his first game in SCG Nick Spehart was 3 for 3 with a walk and played well at rover. Warren Stevenson was 3 for 4 with a double. Bob Cary was 3 for 4 with a home run. Kim Hurd was 2 for 3 with a 3 run homer. Kurt Kanouse had 2 hits with a double. Sub Donna Smith had a hit, a walk, and played well at 2B.

Dick Steiman CPA - 16 Camino Del Sol - 15


The Steiman 11 squad played as a total team today as everybody had at least 1 hit, 10 scored runs and 8 had rbi's. The 30 hit attack was led by Dan Callaghan who was 5 for 5 with a triple. Following close behind was shortstop Dave Martin with 4 hits, and pounding out 3 hits each were Fred Swan, Jim Young, Bob Higgins and Jack Pendar. Also, Joe Gonski, Richard Brinkley, Dale Schroeder and Sam Bernhardt each had a pair of hits on the day. Norm Lustig saved the day numerous times at first base as he made difficult plays look easy on errant throws from teammates and also contributed a single and an rbi on the offensive side of the game. Being down by a score of 15-12 going into the home half of the last inning, Young led of with a sharp singe to right, which was followed by a single by Schroeder and a walk to Bernhardt. Up next was Higgs who hit into a fielders choice ( a run scored narrowing the lead), then winning pitcher Pendar hit a shot to right center scoring another run and the lead was down to 1. Lustig lined out to Kuhlman at shortstop for out number two! Callaghan then got his 5th hit on the day which loaded the bases and st the stage for Martin who delivered a two run shot to end the game and send the Steiman 11 home with a victory. A real crowd pleaser of a game.


Camino Del Sol squared off against a good hitting Dick Steiman CPA team and lost 16-15. Camino played from behind most of the game, behind 12-9 thru 5 innings and finally taking the lead 13-12 after 6 innings. Camino scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th to lead 15-12, Steiman scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th to close the game out 16-15. Camino Del Sol's 22 hits were led by Ron Eichhorn 4x4 4 rbi's 1 dbl, Gary Kuhlman 3x4 3 rbi's 3 dbls, Dave Michels 3x4 1 rbi, John Mancini 2x4 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Bob Craig 2x3 2 rbi's 1 bb, Tim Skala 2x4 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Bob Lessard 2x4 1 dbl, Al Jay 2x3 1 bb, Jack Madio 1x4 1 rbi, sub Lydia Miller 1x4. Thank you to our subs Lydia Miller and Don Fordney. Jack Madio pitched a good game.

Canyon State HVAC - 9 Paul Tone Ins - 14


Game was close at 8 to 9 thru 3 inning. Paul Tone came alive scoring in the rest of the inning until Canyon State held them in the 7 inning. Paul Tone played good defense snagging a number of hard hit balls. Canyon hitting was lead buy Harold Enslen going 3 for 4, Mark Glen 3 for 3, Steve Coffman 3 for 4, and Les Bonde 3 for 3. Jerry Harris, Jim Stocker, and Paul Pearson each had 2 hits. We had a total of 20 hits. Defense again let us down. We wish to thank Roger Miller for subbing at catcher, making a put out at home to save a run and catching a foul tip to end an inning.


The Paul Tone Insurance team earned another win today behind timely hitting, great pitching and all around solid defense. Pitcher Bill Shanahan again was very sharp, this time keeping a very strong hitting Canyon State team from bunching hits and getting a lot of runs. He had them hitting a lot of ground balls that our tight defense turned into outs. We welcomed Dan Maguire to the team (he had been out on vacation & with an injury) and he responded with a perfect 4/4 day at the plate & a bunch of rbi’s. He was abetted by: a perfect day by Steve Lunde (3/3 + a sac fly, 3 runs scored); a perfect 4/4 by Mark Brenner; a 3/4, including a home run, with 3 runs scored by Doug Asleson; 3/4 by Kat Melton; and Kris Koch leading off and scoring 4 runs to spark the offense. It was another “fun in the sun” day at The Field of Dreams!

Barton Realtors - 10 Tride/True Pest Serv - 13


Barton Realtors hosted a good hitting and defense team Tride and True and came in second today. It was Barton's first lost of the season but they never gave up. Unlimited in the 6th inning and we had men in scoring positions but the defense of Tride and True stopped our efforts in making a great comeback. Highlights of our game today were Ken Schick and Don Pahlke both going 3 for 3. Frank Preite was 3-4 and Mark Glim was 2-4. Special thanks to Mary Jiminez for subbing today who was also hot at the plate going 2 for 3 and a walk.


Tride & True Pest Control played one of it's best game of the season today enroute to a 13-10 victory over a very good, undefeated Barton Realtors team. The game was close after 2 innings with the Barton squad leading by a score of 7-6. In the 3rd inning Tride & True began pulling away scoring 4 runs and holding the Realtors scoreless for the next 2 innings. Barton did score 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th. In the 7th and final inning both teams were held scoreless to end the game in a final score of 13-10. Offensive leaders for Tride and True were Bob Dooling and Denny Albers who were each 3/4 with 3 RBIs. However the story of this game was the Tride and True defense holding a hard hitting Barton team scoreless in 3 of 7 innings. Defensive highlights were Bobby Dooling snaring 2 line drives both of which were over his head, Mike Ryan catching a high fly ball on the run and Billy Marchioni and Denny Albers getting base hits back into the infield quickly , prohibiting the Barton runners from advancing beyond 1st base.

Foothills Phys Therapy - 13 Hot Bats - 12


Foothills Physical Therapy scratched and clawed their way to a 13-12 win over a good Hot Bats team. Today both our offense and defense showed up and played well. Ray Kouns was 4 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. Pat Moriarity and Jack Indig were 3 for 3 with 1 RBI each. Buck Craig was 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and player of the game, Laura Johnson was 3 for 4 with a double and 4 RBIs. Gene Fleck was 2 for 3 with a home run and Joe Osowiec was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI. Dan Hofeditz was 2 for 2 with 1 RBI and he had the bat taken out of his hands twice with an intentional walk. Laraine Huxhold was 1 for 3 with 1 RBI. Laura played a great left center and hit in the winning run.
"Hot Bats couldn’t hold on to a 6 run lead after 5 innings and yielded 7 runs to Foothills Physical Therapy while going scoreless in the final two stanzas to drop the game 13 to 12.


The Bats demonstrated excellent defense in the first 5 innings and then tired. They also hit well for 5 innings and the tedium carried over to their bats. Changes to both player positions and line-up appeared to be successful in the early going. In fact, quality performances at the plate for Hot Bats were turned in by All Miller (4 for 4 including a triple, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s); Dave Bagwell (2 for 4, 2 Runs scored an 4 RBI’s); Sal Politi (2 for 3, 3 RBI’s); and 2 hits registered for Duff Carroll, Dave Sikes, Klaus Holt and Dick Kohnen."

Monday February 24, 2020 games were cancelled due to wet field.

 

Games thru -  Friday, February 21, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor 4 0 0 1.000
Dick Steiman CPA 3 1 0 0.750
Paul Tone Insurance 2 1 1 0.625
Foothills Physical Therapy 2 2 0 0.500
Hot Bats 1 3 0 0.250
Happy Ears Hearing 0 3 1 0.125
Thunderbird Auto 0 4 0 0.000
National League
Barton Realtors 3 0 1 0.875
Fastballs 3 0 1 0.875
Canyon State 2 2 0 0.500
Camino Del Sol 2 2 0 0.500
Tride & True Pest 2 2 0 0.500
Nancy Muslin Realtor 1 3 0 0.250
General Exterminating 1 3 0 0.250

 Friday, February 21, 2020

Barton Realtors - 13 Foothills Phys Therapy - 11


Barton Realtors hosted FootHills today in a great game on a beautiful Friday morning in SCG. Barton started off with a big 4-0 the first inning and Foothills came back with one run in the 2nd inning to make it a 1-4 game. Next inning both teams scored 4 runs in a great slug fest and the next inning both teams score 1 run each and made it 5 to 9 Barton's favor. Both teams were held scoreless in the 5th inning with some great defensive plays. Sixth inning Foothills scored 2 runs and Barton scored 4 and we had a 7-13 game going into unlimited inning of the seventh. Foothills came out swinging and score 4 runs to make it a 12 to 13 game but not enough to let Barton get their final ups. Great hitting and great defensive plays by both teams. Barton had 20 hits today. Hot at the plate was Ken Schick who was 3 for 3 with 2 homeruns, Don Cole who was 3-3, Bob Williams was also 3-3 as well as the winning pitcher Michael Wilton who was also also 3-3. Dorothy Mazur, Frank Preite, and sub Marty were all 2-3 and making some great defensive plays. Thank you Bobby Zech and Marty for subbing today.


Not a productive game for Foothills Physical Therapy today. The offensive game was tolerable - three players were 3 for 4. Pat Moriarity with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs, Joe Osowiec with 2 RBIs, Buck Craig with 1 RBI. Dan Hofeditz was 3 for 3 with a double, 2 RBIs and a intentional walk. Ray Kouns was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI. Ed Hart was 2 for 3 with1 RBI, and Gene Fleck was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs. Defense was shaky


Dick Steiman CPA - 16 Hot Bats - 12


"The bats for Dick Steiman CPA were alive right from the very start as they scored a total of 8 runs in the first 3 innings before they were stopped in the 4th. After a quick pep talk by Joe Gonski, the bats were awakened as the victors put up 4 runs in each of their remaining times at bat to secure the 16-12 victory. Leading the way offensively were Jim Young (4 for 4 with 3 rbi's), Bob ""Higgs"" Higgins (2 for 2 with a walk, a home run and an rbi) and winning pitcher Jack Pendar (3 for 3 with 3 rbi's). Adding a pair of hits each were Dave Martin, Fred Swan, Joe Gonski, Dale Schroeder and Sam Bernhardt. The 24 hit attack included 3 doubles (Young, Gonski and Sam Bernhardt). With 3 hits from his lead-off position, Dan Callaghan delivered the key blow, a home run, in the decisive 6th inning. Richard Brinkley and Norm Lustig finished off the hit parade with singles which allowed them to score runs in the 5th and 6th innings. All eleven batters produced at least one hit, 10 of them scored runs and 8 teammates had rbi's...a well rounded team effort to secure their 3rd win of the young season.
"
The Hot Bats never led in this game, but did make a run at Dick Steiman toward the end, scoring 11 of its 12 runs in the final 4 innings. It proved too little, too late as Steiman slugged out 16 runs for the victory. Errors (11) plagued the Hotties again, but scoring 12 runs in a Blue League game does not appear to be enough to win. The Bats did make some fine defensive plays, notably Dave Stark and Duff Carroll who each made difficult catches of deep fly balls. On the offensive side, kudos go to Larry Apple (4 for 4, 2 runs scored and an RBI); Duff Carroll was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 scored; Dave Sikes was 3 for 4 scoring one and driving in another; and Gary Smith’s bases clearing double gave him 3 RBI’s for the day.

Games thru - Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    TeamWon*Lost*Tie*Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor4001.000
Dick Steiman CPA2100.667
Foothills Physical Therapy2100.667
Paul Tone Insurance2110.625
Hot Bats1200.333
Happy Ears Hearing0310.125
Thunderbird Auto0400.000
National League
Fastballs3010.875
Barton Realtors2010.833
Canyon State2200.500
Camino Del Sol2200.500
Tride & True Pest2200.500
General Exterminating1300.250
Nancy Muslin Realtor1300.250

 Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Camino Del Sol - 14 General Exterminating - 11


Camino Del Sol played a tough game against a good General Exterminating team and pulled out a 14-11 win. Camino was cruising along with a 11-3 lead after 4 innings, then the dam broke and the Exterminators scored 8 runs to tie the game 11-11 after 5 1/2 innings. Camino bounced back to score 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take the lead 14-11, and closed the game out in the top of the 7th. Camino Del Sol's 22 hits were led by sub Joe Gonski 3x3 6 rbi's 2 HR's 1 dbl, Jack Madio 3x3 2 rbi's , Al Jay 3x3, sub Marjo McDougall 2x3 2 rbi's, Gary Kuhlman 2x3 1 rbi 1 dbl, Ron Eichhorn & Rick Barron 2x3 1 rbi each, Bob Lassard 2x3, sub Bernie Rosen 1x3 1 rbi, Dave Michels & John Mancini 1x3 each. Thank you to our subs, Joe Gonski, Marjo McDougall & Bernie Rosen.


The General Exterminators team got off to a slow start against a very good Camino del Sol team today falling behind 11-3 after 3 innings. We were able to mount a nice comeback scoring 8 runs to tie the game up after 5 1/2 innings. But ultimately, we were not able to score in the 7th, losing a tough game 14-11. The Exterminators only had 19 hits today but were very balanced as no one had more than two. Jeff Smith did reach base all four times with 2 hits and 2 walks. Brent Peterson was 2-3 with 2 RBI and a run scored, Sherry Westland was 2-3 with a run scored, Roy Sours, Lee Luft and Roger Miller were all 2-3. Annie Lowe and Craig Phillips were both 2-4 with 2 RBI. Bob Dye was 2-4 and Bob Boche was 1-3 with 2 RBI.

Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor - 15 Happy Ears Hearing - 14


Softball is an amazing game. Excitement for one team and disappointment for another. In a hard fought game that saw good hitting and some good defensive plays, Char Wheeler-Riley pulled out a one run win over a very good Happy Ears team. Char Wheeler-Riley gave up the lead in the top of the 7th inning and managed to score 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th to pull out the victory. Everyone on the team had at least one hit today. Frank Maher had 3 hits and drove in the winning run. Sub Jeff Nickerson was 4 for 4. Sub Victor Moreno was 2 for 4. Sub Bruce Ketcham was 2 for 4. Warren Stevenson had a very good day at the plate going 4 for 4. Jackie Couzens was 3 for 3 and a walk. Terry Braun was 2 for 3 with a walk. Larry Moores had a hit and a walk. Wayne Siers pitched a very good game and had a hit and a walk. Kim Hurd was 2 for 4. Bob Cary was 2 for 4. Defensively, the outfield of sub Jeff Nickerson, Kim Hurd, Bob Cary, and Terry Braun made some very nice catches at opportune times. The infield consisting of Warren Stevenson, sub Bruce Ketcham, Larry Moores, Jackie Couzens, and sub Victor Moreno made 2 very nice double plays to prevent the runners from scoring.


Again a very close game against a good team was won in the last inning. Ed Abrams was 4-4, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Jim Smith was 3-3, 1 R.B.I. C.L. Evermana had a grand slam, home run, a walk, scored twice, 4 R.B.I. Jim Parry had 3 hits, double, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Jake Groh had 3 hits, scored twice. Pierre Boudreau had 2 hits, triple, walk, scored twice, 2 R.B.I. Neil Clewell, 2 hits, scored twice, 2 R.B.I. Kevin Gillette, Vern Luft each had 1 R.B.I.

Foothills Phys Therapy - 15 Canyon State HVAC - 23


Foothills Physical Therapy was out played today by a very good Canyon State team. Our bats were kind of quiet compared to the onslaught by Canyon State. Don Hofeditz was the only player to go 4 for 4 with a double. He also pitched very well. Going 3 for 4 were Pat Moriarity including a double, Ray Kouns with a triple and a double, Paul Johnston, Buck Craig, and Laura Johnson who did some good base running scoring from first. Joe Osowiec was 2 for 4. Ed Hart and Gene Fleck each added a hit. Our defense was not the best today.


What a difference a game makes. We went from 17 hits on Monday to 37 hits two days later. We played a good team in Foothills that was 2-0. Again the lower half of the lineup came through scoring 12 of the 23 runs. Everyone had a least two hits and one rbi and six batters going 4/4. Of the 37 hits, 34 of them were singles. Don Fordney chipped in a double and hard hitting Harold Enslen had two triples. Way to go team!

Thunderbird Automotive - 10 Barton Realtors - 20


The Thunderbird Automotive team held a very good Bartons team to only 7 runs in the first 4 innings but then gave up 13 runs in the last 3 innings, we flip flopped in the 7th, while we could only score 2 runs in the last 3. Doug Moore and Dave Layhee were perfect at the plate going 3 for 3, Cheri Swinehart was a 4th inning replacement, played great and was 2 for 2. Thank you Cheri. Ray Hensley was 3 for 4 with a triple and Vikki Hanson lined a nice double into the outfield.


Todays game started off a little scary for Barton Realtors and we up 4-2 first inning but came up with nothing in the 2nd inning and Thunderbird went right past up with 4 runs making it a 6-4 Barton trailing. 3rd inning we score 3 and held Thunderbird at 0 making this game a 7-6 ballgame. in the 4th inning they held us at 0 and scored 4 in the 4th inning to make it 7-8 Barton trailing again. Barton scored 3 in the 5th and held Thunderbird to 1 making it 10 to 9 Barton. 6th inning Barton scored 4 and Thunderbird 1 making this a slugger's delight and Barton took the lead 10 to 9. 7th inning the bats came alive for Barton and we scored 6 more making it a 20 to 10 victory and flip flopped and Barton made some great plays to get out of their comeback for a 20 to 10 final score. 29 hits today and everyone on the team had a big hit. Hot at the plate and all going 4-4 were: Jack Braly, Mark Glim, Ken Schick, Don Pahlke, Bob Williams was 3-3 and Don Cole was 3-4. Winning pitcher was Michael Wilton going 2-3 and a walk. Everyone had a base hit with some great defense. Loren Hansen had two pop up catches at the plate for out plus some good catches for a few more outs. Don Pahlke caught a great pop up and made a double play at 2nd base. Infield and outfield were hot today as well as the bats.

Nancy Muslin Realtor - 5 Paul Tone Ins - 17


The Nancy Muslin Realtors did not play well today. We had a team total of 18 hits and only scored 5 runs. Paul Tone played a great game and outscored us 17-5. Hopefully, we will bring our hitting shoes and bats to our next game. Leading the way was John Smith who was 3-3 with 3 RBI's. Joel Last was 3-3. Glenn Turner was 2-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's. Sub Steve Schneider was 2-3. Loren Carlson was 2-3. Artie Stackpole was 2-3. Dick Steiman was 1-3. Yvonne Becker was 1-3. Butch Schultz was 1-3. Susie Tornes was 1-2. Cheri Swinehart was 0-3.


The Paul Tone Insurance team came out swinging again today and scored 17 runs, so now have won 2 in a row. Our big guns today were: Steve Lunde at 3/4 with 2 doubles and a triple; Kat Melton at 3/4 with a double, triple & home run (yes, a single short of the cycle!); and Doug Asleson at 3/3 + a walk, including a triple. Other contributors were Jim Tokar at 2/2 + a walk and super-sub Donna Smith a perfect 3/3 (duplicating her production in Monday’s game for us). The highlite of the game was a beautifully executed double play turned in when rover Pierre Boudreau ran down an errant runner, tossed to 1B Andy Coles who tagged him out then threw home to C Mark Brenner to nab a runner trying to score. The entire defense played very well behind the strong pitching of Bill Shanahan. Lots of hits & runs and superb defense - that’s a pretty tough combination to beat!

Fastballs - 11 Tride/True Pest Serv - 7


Despite pounding out 20 hits, the Tride and True gang lost to a hard hitting Fastball team 11-7. Tride and True had several chances to take the lead but couldn’t get their hits past the Fastball defense. Scoring efforts by the Tride and True team included: Bob Schrag 2/3 with a double and an RBI, Bobby Dooling 3/4 with a triple and an RBI, Denny Albers 3/4 with 2 RBI, Bill Marchioni a perfect 3 for 3 with 2 triples, Judy Muller 3/3 with an RBI and Mike Ryan 2/3 with 2 RBI.


"Fastballs defeated Tried and True 11-7 in a very competitive game between 2 good teams. Tried and True had a number of hard hit “at um balls” which impacted their ability to score more runs. Our defense was very good with 2 double plays, plus Jim Ladd made a nice catch of a foul tip which ended the game with Tried and True rallying! Fastballs rapped 22 hits, some in clutch situations! Norm Volk led the hitting with 4-4, inc. a triple and 2 RBI’s. Greg Church was 3-3 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI. Steve Dwyer 2-4, Glen Zelkind 2-3, Don Johnson 2-4 with a HR, and Jim Witkowski 2-3 had 2 hits. Chicago Bob was 2-3 with a clutch double driving in 2 runs, and giving us a lead we never relinquished!
"

Games thru - Monday, February 17, 2020
    TeamWon*Lost*Tie*Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor3001.000
Foothills Physical Therapy2001.000
Dick Steiman CPA2100.667
Paul Tone Insurance1110.500
Hot Bats1200.333
Happy Ears Hearing0210.167
Thunderbird Auto0300.000
National League
Fastballs2010.833
Barton Realtors1010.750
Tride & True Pest2100.667
General Exterminating1200.333
Nancy Muslin Realtor1200.333
Canyon State1200.333
Camino Del Sol1200.333

 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor - 12 Canyon State HVAC - 5


What a great morning to play softball. The Char Wheeler-Riley team turned in another well played defensive game today with 5 scoreless innings and only giving up 5 runs. Sue Cary was our rock in the infield making play after play. Sue caught a hard hit line drive and doubled the runner off of 3B for the final out of the game. Frank Maher made a nice catch of a popup for a key 3rd out in an inning. Ed Schofield playing 1st base caught a low line drive for an out and almost tagged the runner trying to get back to the 1B bag . Larry Moores, Jackie Couzens, and Warren Stevenson played well in the infield covering their bases to receive the throws from Sue. Kim Hurd making two nice catches in the outfield. Kurt Kanouse with a nice catch in left field. Bob Cary and Terry Braun were kind of left out with only 3 balls coming their way and not getting anyone out. Offensively, the team had 22 hits with 21 of them being singles. Warren Stevenson was 4 for 4. Bob Cary was 4 for 4 with a double. Sue Cary was 3 for 4. Kim Hurd was 3 for 4. Larry Moores had 2 hits. Kurt Kanouse had 2 hits. Ed Schofield and Terry Braun each had a hit apiece. Wayne Siers pitched another good game and had 2 hits.


"Well it was another day when our bats did not show up only 17 hits. Char Wheeler played very good defense taking away some good hit balls. Their Short Stop Sue Cary was stoping evertthing hit her way. Hitting was lead by Mark Glen 4 for 4 with a triple, Jim Stocker was 3 for 3, Jerry Harris, Steve Coffman,and Lonnie Saiz each had 2 hits. We want to thank Loraine Huxhold for catching and delivering a hit and a walk. Hope we can tighten up our defense and ramp up our hitting like like last Wednesday.

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General Exterminating - 12 Dick Steiman CPA - 14


The General Exterminators team played a very good game today and had the tying runs on base in the 7th inning but ultimately fell a little short losing 14-12 to a good hitting Dick Steiman team. The Exterminators had 19 hits and played tough on defense. Leading the hitting was Jeff Smith going 4-4 including 2 doubles and 3 RBI and Dan Sikes going 4-4 including a double and 2 RBI. Also with strong hitting days were Bob Dye and Roy Sours both going 3-4 with 1 RBI. Annie Lowe was 2-4 with an RBI. Craig Phillips and Bob Boche each had a hit and 2 RBI. Roger Miller chipped in with a hit and made 2 good plays at the plate.


In a nip and tuck game, the Steiman squad was down 4 runs after 4 innings, but they came roaring back outscoring their opponent with 11 runs to their 5 over the final 3 innings to secure their 2nd win of the young season. All 11 of the Steiman players had at least one rbi, 10 of the players scored at least one run and everyone had at least one hit. The victors pounded out 25 hits with only 2 extra base hits which were a triple by Dan Callaghan and a grand slam by Joe Gonski in the pivotal 5th inning. Perfect at the plate today were Callaghan, Gonski and Dale Schroeder. Old reliable Richard Brinkley made several catches in his left field position and was 3 for 4 at the plate. Chipping in with a pair of hits were Dave Martin, Jim Young, Bob Higgins and Norm Lustig. Rounding out the offensive side of the game with a single each were Fred Swan, Sam Bernhardt and winning pitcher Jack Pendar. The defensive play of the day was a perfect throw from left-center fielder, Joe Gonski, to 3rd baseman, Bob Higgins, to nail a speedy runner for the 3rd out to stop a potential rally.

Happy Ears Hearing - 15 Camino Del Sol - 22


Close game until the last inning. Happy Ears were shut down to no runs. Leading the team today, CL. Eversman was 4-4, a double, scored twice, 5 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau had 4 hits, a double, scored once. 3 R.B.I. Vern Luft had 3 hits, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Jim Smith had 3 hits, scored once. Jim Parry had 3 hits, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Kevin Gilette had 3 hits, scored , a double, scored 3 times. Neil Clewell was 2-34, walk, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Joey Rizzuto scored twice.


Camino Del Sol played a hard hitting Happy Ears team and pulled out a 22-15 win. The game was close with Camino leading 12-10 after 4 innings and 18-15 after 6 innings. Camino closed the game out in the 7th inning scoring 4 runs in the open inning. Camino's defense played well led by sub Al Miller at rover, who made many nice plays. Camino Del Sol's 34 hits were led by Bob Lessard 5x5 4 rbi's 1 HR 2 dbl's, sub Al Miller 5x5 4 rbi's 1 triple 1 dbl, Tim Skala 4x4 3 rbi's 1 dbl 1 bb, Gary Kuhlman 4x5 3 rbi's 1 triple 1 dbl, Dave Michels 4x5 2 rbi's 1 triple, Ron Eichhorn & Bob Craig 2x4 2 rbi's each, Rick Barron 3x4, Al Jay 2x3 2 rbi's 1 dbl 2 bb's, sub Bernie Rosen 2x4, Jack Madio 1x3 1 bb. Jack Madio pitched a good game. Thank you to our subs Al Miller & Bernie Rosen.

Hot Bats - 13 Fast Balls - 17


"The Hot Bats just couldn’t keep up with the Fast Balls today, as the high scoring Ballers, with the aid of a few errors, and good defense, outlasted Hot Bats 17 to 13 in a regulation seven inning game. In putting up their 13 Hot Bats runs, kudos go to Gary Christofferson (4 for 4); Al Miller (3 for 4, 2 RBI’s and 2 Runs Scored); Duff Carroll and Larry Apple (each 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s); Sal Politi with a home run and 2 RBI’s; Dave Sikes who had 2 hits and 2 walks in four trips to the plate; and Dick Kohnen and Gary Smith with 2 hits each.

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The Fastball team played their best game of the year in defeating a good Hot Bats team 17-12 while pounding out 25 hits led by offensive player of the game,Steve Dwyer who was 4-4 with a triple, double and 4 RBI’s. Chicago Bob Frede aka as Casey Jr.was almost as good 3-4, 2 RBI’s, and 2 great picks of throws in the dirt. Defensive player of the game was Glen Zelkind who was flawless while handling multiple grounders in the field including a heads up DP tagging the runner, then throwing accurately to first. Ron Swanson 3-3,walk, 2 RBI’s,Greg Church 3-4,3 RBI’s, Norm Volk 2-4, and Don Johnson 2-4 had multiple hit games.Doreen Stevenson had a tough game as two outfield base hits were turned into force plays. Jim Ladd had a well hit single driving in a run. The Fastball team played up to their ability today for the first time this sssion!

Tride/True Pest Serv - 14 Nancy Muslin Realtor - 12
The Tride and True gang put up 25 hits to beat a hard hitting Nancy Muslin team. In a hard fought back and forth game, the Tride and True gang found themselves on the winning end of the 14-12 score. The scoring efforts were lead by Bob Schrag, 2 for 4 with a triple and 3 RBI, Bobby Dooling going 4 for 4, Denny Albers 4 for 4 with an RBI, Maynerd March 3 for 4 with an RBI, Chuck Serin going 3 for 4 with 4 RBI, Barney Armstrong with a triple and 2 RBI, Bill Marchioni a perfect 3 for 3 with a triple an an RBI and rounding out the scoring effort, Judy Muller going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Paul Plapp made some great pitches holding their best hitters to singles.


Team Nancy Muslin, did not play our best game today. We had too many defensive errors and base running errors. We lost 14-12. We had a total of 23 hits. Leading the way was Glen Turner who was 4-4 with a triple, a home run, and 4 RBI's. Roger Mueller was 4-4 with 2 RBI's. John Smith was 3-4 with 2 RBI's. Dick Steiman was 2-4 with a triple and an RBI. Yvonne Becker was 2-2 with a base on balls. Loren Carlson was 2-3 with an RBI. Joel Last was 2-3. Cheri Swinehart was 1-3 with a double, a base on balls, and 2 RBI's. Artie Stackpole was 1-3. Butch Schultz was 1-3. Susie Tornes was 1-3.

Paul Tone Ins - 16 Thunderbird Automotive - 5


The Paul Tone Insurance team finally got into the win column with a wild-n-wooly 1 run victory over a solid Thunderbird Auto team. Our defense turned a double play in the first to prevent T-Bird from scoring, and it turned out that it was the only at bat that failed to produce a run in the game and left us with a 1 run victory. We pounded out 29 hits to plate our 16 runs. We were led by: perfect 4/4’s by Steve Lunde (including a homer and a double) and Doug Asleson; perfect 3/3’s by Mark Brenner, Andy Coles, Bill Shanahan and sub Donna smith; 3 hits from Kris Koch; 2 hits by Joe Bradley and Kat Melton; 1 hit each from Jim Tokar and sub Blaine Greene; that adds up to every player having at least 1 hit and us scoring a run in every inning. The defense was a little inconsistent, but we got the outs when we needed them. Both teams played well to make it an exciting game that neither team should have lost.


Today the Thunderbird Automotive team played another close game. This was the third 1 run game we have lost. Our offense was better and our defense was also better only not quite as good as our worthy opponents. Leading our team with another good pitching performance and hitting 3 for 4 was Ray Hensley. Every one had a hit and 8 players had a 2 hit day.

 

Games thru -  Friday, February 14, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Char Wheeler Realtor 2 0 0 1.000
Foothills Physical Therapy 2 0 0 1.000
Hot Bats 1 1 0 0.500
Dick Steiman CPA 1 1 0 0.500
Paul Tone Insurance 0 1 1 0.250
Happy Ears Hearing 0 1 1 0.250
Thunderbird Auto 0 2 0 0.000
National League
Barton Realtors 1 0 1 0.750
Fastballs 1 0 1 0.750
Tride & True Pest 1 1 0 0.500
Canyon State 1 1 0 0.500
General Exterminating 1 1 0 0.500
Nancy Muslin Realtor 1 1 0 0.500
Camino Del Sol 0 2 0 0.000
 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Nancy Muslin Realtor - 16 Hots Bats - 12
What a great game today. Everything came up smelling like roses for Team Nancy Muslin Realtors on this Valentine's Day. It was a bit chilly outside, however, our bats and defense were hot. Thank you to Steve Lunde - sub - who played an outstanding game on both offense and defense. We had 25 hits in a 16-12 victory over Hot Bats. Leading the way was Steve Lunde, sub, who was 4-4 with a triple and 3 RBI's. John Smith was 4-4 with a double and 4 RBI's. Roger Mueller was 4-4 with an RBI. Cheri Swinehart was 3-4 with 3 RBI's. Steve Schneider, sub, was 3-4 with an RBI. Artie Stackpole was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Yvonne Becker was 2-4. Joel Last was 1-3 with an RBI. Susie Tornes was 1-3 with another triple stretched into a double due to her turtle like speed. Susie also had 2 RBI's. Dick Steiman was 1-4 with a triple. Butch Schultz got bopped on the head and had to sit out most of the game. Thank you to subs, Steve Lunde and Steve Schneider.


The Hot Bats were sizzling, collecting 21 hits and 12 runs for the second consecutive game. But this time it was not enough as Nancy Muslin’s sluggers continued to elude the fielders and put up 16 runs for the win. It was an entertaining game, with few miscues. For Hot Bats, Gary Christofferson, Duff Carroll and Klaus Holt each had 3 hits in 4 at bats, Gary tallying 4 RBI’s in the process. Five players had 2 hits – Sal Politi, Dave Bagwell (2 RBI’s), Larry Apple, Al Miller (3 RBI’s), and Dick Kohnen. The loss evened Hot Bats’ record at 1 and 1, and they continue to gel as a team and have high hopes for the season. Happy Valentine’s Day to all.


Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor - 8 Dick Steiman CPA - 4


"The manager for the Char Wheeler-Riley Realtors was a little nervous after watching our opponents hit in their first game this week. They were really pounding the ball. Today, the Realtors defense came to play. Our infield and outfield made some great plays to hold our opponents scoreless until the 6th inning when we gave up a home run. We bent a little in the top of the 7th but managed to stay composed to get the final out for an 8 to 4 win. Congratulations everyone on a well played game. It looks like everyone is having fun. The Realtors made a statement in the bottom of the 1st inning scoring 4 runs by the first 5 hitters. After that the runs were difficult to come by and we only managed 4 more runs. Sue Cary was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate and is back healthy running the bases. Kim Hurd was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and a great running catch in left center field. Warren Stevenson was 2 for 3 with a triple. His energy at 3B was something to see. He caught a hard hit ground ball and dove to 3rd base to get a key out. I hope Doreen makes him wash his jersey. Kurt Kanouse was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and made numerous catches in left field. Ed Schofield was 2 for 3 and his play at 1B is a real asset. Bob Cary was 2 for 3 with four nice catches in right center field. Larry Moores was 1 for 3 and played a solid rover position. Jackie Couzens played an outstanding 2B getting numerous plays there to keep the runners from advancing. Wayne Siers pitched an outstanding game for the win. ​

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After being held scoreless over the first 5 innings, the bats of Dick Steiman CPA squad came alive and made the final score close as they lost 8 to 4. With over half of the hits, Dave Martin (3 for 4 with a home run), Joe Gonski (2 for 2 and a walk) and Fred Swan (3 for 3) helped to close the gap. Each of six other players contributed a single to the cause. The game was never out of reach for the scrappy Steiman crew, but they could not overcome the 4 run deficit after the first inning.

 

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Foothills Physical Therapy 2 0 0 1.000
Char Wheeler Realtor 1 0 0 1.000
Hot Bats 1 0 0 1.000
Dick Steiman CPA 1 0 0 1.000
Paul Tone Insurance 0 1 1 0.250
Happy Ears Hearing 0 1 1 0.250
Thunderbird Auto 0 2 0 0.000
National League
Barton Realtors 1 0 1 0.750
Fastballs 1 0 1 0.750
Tride & True Pest 1 1 0 0.500
Canyon State 1 1 0 0.500
General Exterminating 1 1 0 0.500
Nancy Muslin Realtor 0 1 0 0.000
Camino Del Sol 0 2 0 0.000

 Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Happy Ears Hearing - 16 Fastballs - 16


Happy Ears played against a good team, down 5 runs in the last inning, they never gave up, and tied the game. Neil Clewell was 4-4, scored 3 times,1 R.B.I. Again Jake Groh was 3-3, walk, scored twice, 2 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau had a double, triple, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Kevin Gillette was 2-3, walk, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Ed Abrams had 2 hits, walk, 3 R.B.I. Joe Bradley had 2 hits (including a perfect line drive over the third baseman's head), scored once, 2 R.B.I. Jim Parry had 2 hits, scored twice, 2 R.B.I. Lee Luft scored once, 1 R.B.I. Vern Luft scored opnce, 1 R.B.I. Jim Smith scored once, 2 R.B.I.


A good Happy Ears team staged a 5 run rally in the bottom of the 6th to forge a 16-16 tie. The game was back and forth til the final inning when both teams went back to work. There’s an old saying: a tie is like kissing your sister! Well pucker up sis! Fastballs was led by Glen Zelkind (3-4)Ron Swanson (3-4)Greg Lynch (3-3] and Doreen Stevenson [3-3] who all had 3 hits. Steve Dwyer was 2-4 including a 3 run home run, and 4 RBI’s. Don Johnson 2-4, Chicago Bob Frede 2-3, Greg Church 2-4, and Norm “Super Sub” 2-4 and Jim Witkowski all had 2 hits. Jim Ladd make a nice catch and added a hit. Greg L. And Jim W added doubles. On Monday, our defense was great, today it was shoddy! We need to revert back to our normal defense next Monday.

General Exterminating - 14 Nancy Muslin Realtor - 13


The General Exterminators team came out hitting today taking a 10-4 lead after 3 innings and then held on against a strong comeback by a good Nancy Muslin team for a 14-13 win in a 5 1/2 inning game. Strong defense was a big key to the Exterminators victory. The Exterminators had only 17 hits but four were extra base hits that drove in runs. Leading the way today was Roy Sours 3-3 with 3 RBI, Dan Sykes 3-3 with 2 RBI, and Jeff Smith 3-3 and 3 runs scored. Craig Phillips was 2-3 with a key 3 run HR. Bob Dye was 2-3 with 1 RBI and 3 runs scored. Lee Luft, Annie Lowe, and Bob Boche each had 2 RBI and Brent Peterson had a hit in his first at bat as a SCG player.


While the Nancy Muslin Realtors started the season off with a 1 run loss, we showed that we are able to come back. Down 8-1 in the 2nd inning, we scattered 19 hits and only lost the game 14-13. Leading the way was Gary Kuhlman (sub) who went 3-3 with 5 RBI's. Roger Mueller was 3-3 with 3 RBI's. Cheri Swinehart was 2-3 with an RBI. Butch Schultz was 2-3 with 3 RBI's. Yvonne Becker was 2-3. Susie Tornes was 2-2. John Smith was 1-3 with an RBI. Dick Steiman was 1-3. Lorne Carlson was 1-3. Artie Stackpole was 1-3. Joel Last was 1-3.

Hot Bats - 12 Thunderbird Automotive - 11


In a game that went right down to the wire, Hot Bats wins its season opener by edging Thunderbird Auto 12 to 11. Due to the weather, all games were slated for 6 innings. After 5, the game was tied at 11. Visitors – T-Bird Auto was set down 1,2,3 in the top of the sixth. For Hot Bats, Dick Kohnen led off with a single. Duff Carroll was enlisted as a pinch runner. The next batter for Hot Bats was Dave Stark. Dave hit a slow roller in the infield. It was fielded and thrown to first base. The errant throw bounded down the right field line and Duff was able to dash all the way around to score the winning run. RBI, and kudos to Dave Stark !! The Hotties had 21 hits, led by Al Miller and Larry Apple, going 3 for 3; and recording 2 for 3 performances were Dave Bagwell, Gary Christofferson, Duff Carroll (3 RBI’s), Gary Smith, Dick Kohnen and Dave Stark.


Today the Thunderbird Automotive team played another close game. With the score tied 11-11 after 5 innings we just could not get another run. Leading our team with a 3 for 3, 2RBI, performance was Vikki Hanson. Sub Bruce Ketcham played a great SS for us turning a super double play and 2 RBIs. Gary Nueman was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Ray Hensley and Ron Rogerson hd 2 hits each. Thanks to Barry Bergen who played 2nd base for us.

Tride/True Pest Serv - 12 Foothills Phys Therapy - 15


Foothills Physical Therapy came back from a 12-8 deficit after 3 innings to defeat the Tride & True Pest Control team by a final score of 15-12. Foothills played excellent defense in the final 3 innings holding Tride & True scoreless while scoring 7 runs to secure the win. Leading hitters for Tride & True were Bobby Dooling 2/3, 2 RBIs, Maynard March 2/3, 2 RBIs and Paul Plapp 2/2 , 3 RBIs.


"Foothills Physical Therapy played a very good offensive/defensive game against a good Tride & True Pest team today. We had a total of 22 hits, 2 home runs, 2 triples and three 2 base hits. Ray Kouns and Dan Hofeditz hit the home runs and had 3 RBIs each, Going 3 for 3 were Pat Moriarty, Joe Osowiec, Ray Kouns Buck Craig and Jack Indig. Dan Hofeditz and Paul Johnston were 2 for 3. Laura Johnson had one hit, one RBI, and played a nice left center. Sub Victor Moreno had a hit and was much appreciated - thank you Victor. Laraine Huxhold had one hit, 2 RBIs and a clutch catch for the second out in the bottom of the sixth. Tride & True scored 4 runs in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd inning but was held scoreless for the final 3 innings.
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Paul Tone Ins - 7 Barton Realtors - 7


Paul Tone Insurance managed to improve upon our record (0-1 to 0-1-1) by earning a tie with a solid Barton Realtor team. Our defense made some improvement in the early innings, but slipped a little in the later innings. However, it was good enough to support the effective pitching of Bill Shanahan in holding our opponent to 7 runs. The offense again stuttered in only scoring 7 runs ourselves. The power segment of our lineup produced all our runs: Steve Lunde’s perfect 3/3 day, including 2 triples, 3 rbi’s & 3 runs scored, Doug Asleson’s 2 hits + a walk in 3 at-bats resulting in scoring 3 runs, and sub Blaine Greene had a hit and sac fly to produce 2 rbi’s. That is actually pretty good - getting 7 runs out of only 11 hits and 1 walk. Best of all, it was another sun-shiny day (after a rainy Tuesday) and we romped on our beautiful field with the marvelous opportunity to play Senior Softball!


Barton took on a good hitting team Paul Tone and it was close all the way to the 6th inning. The score was neck and neck at each of the innings and both teams having some key hits and defense but after 6 innings we had a tie game 7-7. Hot at the plate was Don Cole going 2 for 2 and a walk, and Frank Preite and Mark Glim, Roy Carpenter, and Jack Braly all going 2-3. Some great defense making some double ​plays and great catches in the outfield. Thanks to Dale Schroeder, Loraine Huxhold, Norm Lustig, and Roy Carpenter for subbing today.

Canyon State HVAC - 17 Camino Del Sol - 9


This was certainly a different game from Monday. The defense was great and the hitting was a complete turnaround - 27 hits verses 14 on Monday. Some notable players on defense were Jeff Gibbs in left field making two timely catches, Jim Stocker scooping up many throws for outs, and Mark Glen with some superb pitching. Subs Steve Schneider, Butch Schultz, and Loren Hanson had 8 of the 27 hits. One hitter who stands out was Harold Enslen who hit the ball hard getting a single, double, and triple. The bottom half of the lineup really came through with 7 of the 17 runs. Way to go team. We have another tough game next Monday playing Char Wheeler.


Camino Del Sol played a tough game against a good Canyon State team and lost 17-9. Camino was never in the game, playing from behind, never able to get anything going. Credit to Canyon State, they played a good game. Camino Del Sol's 18 hits were led by Tim Skala 3x3 1 dbl, Gary Kuhlman 2x3 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Bob Lessard and Ron Eichhorn 2x3 2 rbi's each, Bob Craig 2x3 1 rbi, sub Bernie Rosen 2x3, Dave Michels 2x4, Al Jay 1x2 1 rbi 1 dbl, John Mancini 1x3 1 rbi, Rick Barron 1x3. Thank you to our subs pitcher Paul Plapp and Bernie Rosen.

 

Games thru -  Monday, February 10, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Foothills Physical Therapy 1 0 0 1.000
Dick Steiman CPA 1 0 0 1.000
Char Wheeler Realtor 1 0 0 1.000
Hot Bats 0 0 0 0.000
Thunderbird Auto 0 1 0 0.000
Happy Ears Hearing 0 1 0 0.000
Paul Tone Insurance 0 1 0 0.000
National League
Fastballs 1 0 0 1.000
Barton Realtors 1 0 0 1.000
Tride & True Pest 1 0 0 1.000
Nancy Muslin Realtor 0 0 0 0.000
General Exterminating 0 1 0 0.000
Camino Del Sol 0 1 0 0.000
Canyon State 0 1 0 0.000

 Monday, February 10, 2020

Thunderbird Auto - 10 Tride/True Pest Serv - 20


Today the Thunderbird Automotive team played in a 5 inning defensive battle holding a good hitting Tride and True team to only 10 runs. We had trouble getting anything going offensively, also scoring 10 runs. Then the wheels came off and we gave up 10 runs in the 6th and last inning before we flip flopped with only 1 out. Final score - 20-10. Leading our offense was Gary Neuman who was 4 for 4 with a triple. Also perfect at the plate was sub Marty Jiminez who was 3 for 3 with a triple and Tom Sanders, 3 for 3. With 2 hits each were Jim Tomich, Doug Moore, and Mike Sulivan. The rest of the team had one hit each.


Tride & True Pest Control got off to a great start to the Winter Blue League season by beating a very good Thunderbird Auto Team. The six inning game was close, tied 10-10 until the top of the 6th inning , when Tride & True scored 10 runs then held the Thunderbird team scoreless in the bottom of the 6th to win 20-10. This was a great team effort by Tride & True. every player on the team contributed at least one base hit . Leading the offense today were Bobby Dooling, 4/4, 2 RBIs, and a home run , Denny Albers 4/4, 2 RBIs, Maynard March 3/4, 4 RBIs,and Barney Armstrong, 4/4 2 RBIs, getting 3 of 4 hits today were, Maynard March, Chuck Serin, Billy Marchioni, and Judy Muller. Mike Ryan hit a 3 run inside the park home run in the 6th inning. As a team Tride & True banged out 30 hits.

Canyon State HVAC - 4 Barton Realtors - 11


Our bats did not show up today but Barton's did. They hit well and played a tight defense. We only had 14 hits. Leading our hitting was Harold Enslen 3 for 3 with a double, scoring 2 and 2 RBIs. Steve Coffman and Lonnie Saiz were 2 for 3. Every one else on the team had a hit. Lets bring our bats and play a better defense Wednesday.


Barton Realtors played a great game today and we are still undefeated in and tied for first place. Barton played a good hitting and fielding team Canyon State but had some keys hits and great defensive plays to make the win today. Big hitters today was our winning pitcher Michael Wilton 3-3 and also going for 3-3 was Frank Preite. Don Cole was 2-3 as our sub Roy Carpenter, and Dorothy Mazur was 2-4. Almost everyone had a awesome hit or a great defensive play which contributed to a great win to start the season off. This was a very close game as Canyon State had some great opportunities but the defense of the infield and outfield was outstanding today making some great catches and plays. Great day for softball for both teams as we didn't expect to play with the coming rain today. Special thanks to Roy Carpenter and Michael Sullivan for subbing today.

Foothills Phys Therapy - 11 Paul Tone Ins - 6


"In the first game of the winter session, Foothills Physical Therapy won the decision over a good Paul Tone Insurance team. The game was shortened in time and innings to beat the rain that was forecast. In that time, Joe Osowiec, Ray Kouns, and Buck Craig managed to hit 3 for 3 and each had 2 RBIs. Going 2 for 3 were Pat Moriarity, Paul Johnson, Gene Fleck and Dan Hofeditz, who also pitched a great game with no walks. Getting one hit each were Jack Indig, Ed Hart and Laura Johnson who played a great left center field! Jack's hit in the fifth inning brought in the run to make it 11-6 and we held Paul Tone to no runs in the top of the sixth for the win.
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In a rather inauspicious start, the Paul Tone Insurance team was outscored in the season’s opening game. It is not so much that we did not hit very well, but we did not field well either – the combination of which makes it difficult to win a game. Nonetheless, we all enjoyed the start of a fresh new season of senior softball under the bright Arizona sun – we were all very happy it did not rain today. Steve Lunde did blast a home run and sub Bob Lindsay was a perfect 3/3, while sub Dave Bagwell stroked 2 singles and was the only other batter to get more than 1 hit.

Camino Del Sol - 12 Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor - 14


Camino Del Sol lost a close game to a good Char Wheeler Realtor team 14-12. The game was tied 4-4 after one inning, 8-8 after 3 innings and 12-12 after 5 innings. In the open inning Char Wheeler scored 2 runs and closed the game out 14-12 with a nice catch by their left fielder with runners on. Camino Del Sol's 23 hits were led by Bob Lessard 3x3 3 rbi's 2 dbl's, John Mancini 3x3 3 rbi's 1 triple, Gary Kuhlman 3x3 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Jack Madio 3x3 1 dbl, Ron Eichhorn 2x3 2 rbi's, Tim Skala 2x3 1 rbi, Dave Michels 2x3 1 dbl, sub Marjo McDougall and Rick Barron 2x3 each, Bill Clark 1x3, Al Jay 0x3 1 rbi.


What a great day for softball and a great way to start the season. Two very good teams faced off against each other today and in a see-saw scoring battle the Realtors for Char Wheeler-Riley came out victorious. The Realtors scored 4 in the first inning only to see Camino Del Sol score 4 to tie it up. We scored 4 in the 3rd inning and Camino scored 4 in their half of the inning. Again in the top of the 5th we scored 4 only to see Camino tie it up again. Finally in the top of the 6th inning the Realtors plated two runs and our defense made two great plays to hold Camino scoreless in the bottom of the 6th inning. Sue Cary made a great catch on a ground ball to get the first out. Kurt Kanouse playing in his first game of the season made the game winning catch of a hard hit line drive to left field. That ball would still be rolling if Kurt hadn't made that catch. Ed Schofield playing in his first game in SCG, Jackie Couzens, and Sue Cary turned a real nice double play in the 4th or 5th inning to get the Realtors out of a jam. Offensively, almost everyone had a hit or a walk to get on base. Larry Moores had 3 hits. Kim Hurd playing in his first game in SCG had 3 hits and a nice catch in the outfield. Kurt Kanouse had 3 hits. Terry Braun had 3 hits. Sue Cary was 2 for 2 with a walk. Warren Stevenson had a home run. Jackie Couzens had a single and a walk. Wayne Siers had a real nice hit down the first base line. Ed Schofield had 2 hits and some real nice plays at first base. Bob Cary had 2 hits and a real nice catch running to his right in the out field.

Dick Steiman CPA - 14 Happy Ears Hearing - 13


Strike outs, walks, grand slam home runs, double plays, triples, controversial umpire calls, this game had it all. What a great game on opening day of a new season in the Blue League as Dick Steiman CPA team emerged victorious over a stubborn Happy Ears Hearing team. With the visitors leading by 3 going into the home half of the final inning, Joe Gonski delivered a massive grand slam home run to secure the victory. Perfect at the plate today were Dave Martin (4 for 4), Richard Brinkley (3 for 3 with a triple), Sam Bernhardt (2 for 2 with a walk) and Fred Swan (3 for 3). Chipping in with singles in the 23 hit attack were sub Warren Stevenson, Jim Young, Bob "Higgs" Higgins and Norm Lustig. Dale Schroeder and Jack Pendar were each 2 for 3 on the day. The defensive play of the game came with the bases loaded when a sharp ground ball was hit to 3rd and fielded cleanly by Higgins who stepped on third and fired to Bernhardt at home to complete a rally killing double play. As a team, The Steiman squad batted a hefty .639 on the day.


Happy Ears hearing played a good game against a good team. Nail biter loss in the 6th. inning. Pierre Boudreau was 3-3, sac fly, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Kevin Gillette was 4-4, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Joey Rizzuto was 3-3, scored twice, 2 R.B.I. Jake Groh had 3 hits, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Jim Parry scored once, 2 R.B.I. Neil Clewell had 2 hits, 2 R.B.I. Ed Abrams had 1 R.B.I. Vern Luft had 2 hits, scored twice. Jim Smith scored once. Joe Bradley scored once. Art Stackpole had 1 R.B.I.

Fastballs - 9 General Exterminating - 7


The season started off with an ugly win as Fastballs edged General Exterminators 9-7 in a close game as the bug killers rallied in the 4th and 5th innings to close the gap to 7-5. A home run by Ron Swanson, and a triple by Greg Church provided a 2 run cushion! Fastballs was led by Greg Church 3-3 with 2 doubles along with his triple. Ron Swanson was 2-3 with a HR, triple, and 2 RBI’s. After a 6 year absence, Greg Lynch chipped in with 2-2 and a walk. Steve Dwyer was 1-3 but that hit was a HR. Greg Church had a well pitched game giving up only one walk. Defense wins games as proven by the fact that we did not boot one ground ball, and only committed 2 errors!


"The General Exterminators bats were cold, had only 5 hits and did not score in the first 3 innings of a 6 inning game resulting in falling behind a good hitting Fastballs team 7-0. The Generals played some good defense keeping the score down. Then the Generals comeback began, but unfortunately fell short falling 9-7 to the Fastballs in six innings. The General Exterminators were led today by Lee Luft with great pitching and going 3-3 with an RBI, Annie Lowe going 3-3 with an RBI a terrific run-saving catch in LF, and Dan Sikes going 3-3 with a double. Sub Craig Phillips had a 3 run HR, Jeff Smith was 2-3 and Roger Miller had a big RBI.
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Games thru -  Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League Final
Canyon State 10 3 2 0.733
Paul Tone Insurance 7 7 1 0.500
General Exterminating 6 6 3 0.500
Thunderbird Auto 7 8 0 0.467
Barton Realtors 4 8 3 0.367
Tride & True Pest Services 2 11 2 0.200
National League Final
Camino Del Sol 14 1 0 0.933
Char Wheeler Realtor 9 5 1 0.633
Nancy Muslin Realtor 9 6 0 0.600
Happy Ears Hearing 6 8 1 0.433
Dick Steiman CPA 5 9 1 0.367
Foothills Physical Therapy 4 11 0 0.267

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

General Exterminating - 8 Nancy Muslin Realtor - 9


The General Exterminators team suffered a tough 9-8 loss to a very good Nancy Muslin team today. We had the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the 7th but just could not get them home. Both teams played good defense and the Exterminators only had 20 hits. Going a perfect 4-4 including a triple and an RBI was Ray Kouns. Bob Dye and Marty Jiminez were both 3-4 with an RBI. Duff Carroll went 2-3 with a SAC FLY and 2 RBI. Sal Politi, Lanny Auberg and Al Miller all added 2 hits.


Team Nancy Muslin finished the season with a Victory over General Exterminating. Team Nancy Muslin had 22 hits. It was a very close battle between the 2 teams, with Nancy Muslin squeaking by with a 1 run victory - 9-8. Leading the way was Kenny Shick who was 4-4 with a double and 1 RBI. Kenny also made numerous good plays at shortstop. Cheri Swinehart was 3-4 with 1 RBI. Don Fordney was 3-4. Patrick Moriarity was 2-3 with a base on balls and 1 RBI. Laura Johnson was 2-3 with an RBI and a sacrifice fly. Susie Tornes was 2-3 with a double over the left center fielder's head, which she likes to say that she had a "triple and stretched it into a double". Susie also had an RBI. Dan Maguire was 2-4 with 2 RBI's. Jim Witkowski was 2-4 with an RBI. Roger Mueller was 1-4, but his 1 hit was a home run. Gene Fleck was 1-4 with a triple and an RBI. Roger Miller was 0-4, however, he made a fantastic play at home plate.

Camino Del Sol - 13 Tride/True Pest Serv - 1


Camino Del Sol played their last game of the Fall season against a good Tride & True Pest Services team, a 5 inning 13-1 win. This was our best defensive game of the season, our infield made all the plays, no errors. The outfield did not have much action, a nice catch by left-center fielder, Doug Asleson. Artie Stackpole pitched another good game and our catcher, Frank Maher caught a fowl ball. A great team effort and season by all. Camino Del Sol's 17 hits were led by Gary Kuhlman 3x3 4 rbi's 1 triple 1 dbl, Don Deach 2x2 2 rbi's 1 triple, Dave Michels 2x2 1 rbi 1 dbl 1bb, Frank Maher 2x2 2 rbi's, Al Jay 2x2 1 dbl, Tim Skala 2x3, Sam Bernhardt 1x2 1 rbi 1 dbl, Artie Stackpole & Bob Williams 1x1 1 rbi 1 bb each, John Smith 1x2 1 rbi. Doug Asleson went hitless today but had a great season and led our team in hitting at .814.


Well we didn’t lose by 1 run and it wasn’t a heart breaker. A Great defensive catch by Gary Neumann for a needed out and a double and RBI by Denny Albers. Two hits by Bobby Dooling. That’s all folks. Thanks to a great team of people who never gave up....no matter what.

Happy Ears Hearing - 13 Thunderbird Automotive - 16


Happy Ears again left their gloves at home. Leading the team, Michael Wilton was 4-4, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Jake Groh was 3-4, scored 3 times, 2 R.B.I. Jim Parry was 3-4, double, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Jim Stocker was 3-4, double, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Kathleen Melton was 3-4, and excellent coverage 0f many fly balls in left field. Patti Jones had 2 hits, scored once. Vern Luft played good "D" had 1 base hit and pulled a hamstring. Out of game for injury, Joey Rizzuto came in to replace Vern. Joey was 2-3, and great "D", welcome back Joey. Jerry Harris and Fred Swan had a combined 3 R.B.I. together.


"Thunderbird played another great defensive game today under cool cloudy skies against a good Happy Ears Hearing team. Both teams were well matched with Thunderbird playing with 4 subs. Thunderbird started off with 2 runs in the 1st but gave up 4 runs. The birds put up another 2 runs in the 2nd but again gave up 3. In the 3rd inning both teams put up 1 run each, leaving the score at 5 to 8 in favor of the Ears. In the 4th, our bats finally warmed up and we plated 3 more runs then held Happy Ears to no runs, giving us a 8 to 8 tie score. In the 5th, Thunderbird banged out the max runs while holding the ears to 2 runs giving us a 2 run lead. In the 6th the Thunderbird big guns pounded another 4 runs, holding the ears to just 1 run and a 16 to 11 lead. In the final round, we were held to no runs. The defense tightened down and we only allowed 2 runs to cross and giving Thunderbird a 16 to 13 win. Two in a row, way to end the season. Offensively this was our best hitting game with 26 hits to 40 at bats. Ray Hensley went 2/3 and our only BB. Mark Glim also went 2/3 with a SAC and 2 RBI’s and a double. Sub Victor Moreno, playing Rov again banged out a 3/4 day with a double. Sub Dave Martin, playing SS, pounded out 3/4 at the plate including a 2 bagger. Kevin Gillette slugged out a 3/4 day as well including a nice double. John Mancini had a 2/4 day including a triple. The big gun today was sub Jack Indig, playing 3B went 4/4, way to go Jack. Larry Apple went 1/4. Mike Sullivan banged out 2/3 at the plate. The surprise was Sub Bob Schrag, playing RF had a great day at the plate going 3/3, a single, double and a triple. Great playing on our last day. The Thunderbird Auto team would like to thank our 4 subs for playing for us today. On to a new season.
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Paul Tone Ins - 20 Barton Realtors - 15


The Paul Tone Insurance team continued is wishy-washy ways banging out 29 hits for 20 runs in 6 innings (this following Monday’s game when we were lucky to score 9 runs); 9 of the 29 hits were for extra bases. We had perfect batting games turned in by: C.L. Eversman 4/4 with a double & homer for 3 runs & 5 rbi’s; sub Roy Carpenter 4/4 with 2 doubles, 3 runs & 3 rbi’s; Doug Moore, Lonnie Saiz, Bob Craig & Andy Coles each was 3/3; Pierre Boudreau was 3/4 with a triple and 3 scores; sub Jim Parry “only” had 2 hits – a homer & a triple and was robbed of another by a super catch by Annie; sub Chuck Sawyer had 2 hits & 2 scores; and Rick Barron & Joe Bradley each added a hit so that everyone on the team had at a least 1 hit. Thanks to all our team members and subs for another great and fun season and to Paul Tone Insurance for their sponsorship!


Great matchup today and both Barton and Paul Tone were playing a very tight game. Barton Realtors had 25 hits but came up short at the end of the game and lost to a good playing team Paul Tone. Big hitters today were Ken Carlson and Bob Bouch both going 4-4, Norm Volk was 3-5, Don Cole 2-3 and a walk , and Bill Clark at 3-4, and Don Pahlke 2-4. Great team playing and hitting and a great team that nobody never gave up at any time or criticize each other the whole year. This was a great group of people playing softball and having fun. See you next session.

Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor - 15 Canyon State HVAC - 14


What a great way to finish off the season with a victory over the 1st place team from the American League and to clinch 2nd place in the National League. Good strong hitting and a lot of good defensive plays were made by both teams. The infield consisting of Bob Higgins, Sue Cary, Dick Steiman, sub Bob Frede, and Ed Abrams for Char Wheeler-Riley turned 3 key double plays to prevent our opponent from scoring. Offensively, almost every one had at least one hit. Dick Steiman was 4 for 4 with a lead off triple in the first inning. Bob Higgins was 4 for 4 with a double in the first inning. Bob Cary was 4 for 4 with a triple in the 3rd inning. Bob Lessard was 3 for 3 with a home run in the 2nd inning. Sue Cary was 3 for 4. Ed Abrams and Steve Dwyer each had 2 hits. Wayne Siers had 2 hits and pitched a really good game. Jack Braly and sub Bob Frede each added a hit. This was a great group of people to play with and a lot of friendships were formed this season. All of the current Char Wheeler-Riley players will be on different teams next session but the friendships that were formed this season will continue forever. Good Luck everyone!!


Not quite the way we wanted to finish, but we played a good team in Char Wheeler. Canyon State had the same number of hits as Monday's game, but nine less runs. We just couldn't put the hits together when needed. Dan Hofenditz, Harold Enslen, (HR & 4 rbi's) and Lorne Carlson (4 rbi's) led the hitting all going 4/4. Les Bonde, Dan Sykes, and Greg Church (2 dbls & 4 rbi's) all went 3/4. Yvonne Becker was 2/3 with a triple. Both Vikki Hanson and Ed Hart has two hits apiece, while Bob Lindsay (triple) and sub Joe Bradley had one hit each. Well done team for a successful season and winning the American League Division!

Foothills Phys Therapy - 14 Dick Steiman CPA - 15


The season ended with the therapists coming from behind in the bottom of the 7th, falling short by one run. The team collected 26 hits with everyone getting at least one hit. The team never gave up in this or any other game. Big hitter was sub Steve Lunde 4/4( 3 triples), Kris Koch 3/4, Dave Sikes 3/4, Don Johnson 3/3, Jeff Gibbs, 2/4, Bruce Ketchem 2/3, Barry Bergen 2/4, Artie Stackpole 2/4 and Bill Halker 2/4. Not one got hurt and even though the record was not too good , we had FUN.


A good thing the games are only 7 innings as this one ended in a big turn-around for the home team as they scored 7 unanswered runs in the final 2 1/2 innings only to come up a run short. The visiting Steiman 11 poured it on in the first part of the game as they plated their 15 runs in the first 5 innings. All of the Steiman players had at least one hit, 9 scored at least one run and 8 had at least an rbi. On the offensive side of the diamond, Joe Gonski led the way as he hit for the cycle (single, double, triple and home run), scored a pair of runs and had 6 rbi's. With 3 hits each were Richard Brinkley, Jim Young and Bob Higgins. Pounding out a pair of hits each were Bill Marchionni, Gary Christofferson, Ron Eichhorn, Klaus Holt, Jack Pendar and Butch Shultz. John Laskowski added a key walk to start a 4 run rally and added a hit to complete the 26 hit offensive attack to help secure the victory.