Fall 2021 Standings

Blue League Standings and Game Summaries for Fall 2021

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 16 4 0 0.800
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 10 8 2 0.550
The Colonnade 5 13 2 0.300
Liberty Buick 5 14 1 0.275
Happy Ears Hearing Center 5 14 1 0.275
         
         
National League
Susy's Home Cleaning 14 6 0 0.700
Brian Keep and Assoc 13 5 2 0.700
Property Sisters Realtor 12 7 1 0.625
Camino Eye Care 8 12 0 0.400
Dick Steiman CPA 7 12 1 0.375
         

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Property Sisters Realtors - 10 Camino Eye Care - 8


"The Sisters ended their season with their 7th win in a row beating the Camino Eye team 10-8. With only 17 hits, they made the best use of them. They were not only impressive with their key hits, but the defense sparkled turning 4 double plays and a rare triple play!! Leading the way for the Sisters today was Doug Asleson. He was 3 for 3 with a single, double and triple and an RBI. Close behind were Bobby Dooling, Steve Lunde, Barney Armstrong and subs Lonnie Saiz and Yvonne Becker who were all 2 for 3 each adding at least 1 RBI. Rounding out the scoring effort were Butch Schultz and Paul Plapp each adding an RBI. Thanks to our subs today, all of our fans who have showed up to the games to cheer us on, all of the support staff who make the games possible and our Commissioners who keep everything going. Through everyone’s efforts we all get to play on our “Field of Dreams”. A special thank you as well to our sponsors, The Property Sisters, whose support allows us to play. Lastly, thank you to all of our players. Each and every one of you were a positive influence throughout the season, never gave up and never stopped supporting each other.....YOU ROCK!!!
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Gary Armstrong was 3-3, scored once, 2 RB.I. Neil Clewell was 3-3, 1 R.B.I. Jim Tomich was 2-2, double, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Brian Swenson was 2-3, double, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Lanny Auberg was 2-3, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau had a double, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Lee Luft scored once, 1 R.B.I. Thanks to our subs, Annie Lowe, Larry Auberg, Brian Swenson, and Kevin Gillette.

Happy Ears Hearing - 18 Liberty Buick - 10


"Happy Ears finished the Winter season on a high note by pummeling Liberty Buick 18-10 in a must win game to avoid the basement. The win completed a late season comeback by the Ears as they finished the season by winning 4 of their last 6 games. The win coupled with Colonnade’s exciting 9-9 tie resulted in a 4th place tie with the Car dealership. The 24 hit attack was led by Glenn Zelkind (4-4), 3 RBI’s and Greg Lynch (4-4). Joe Gonski (3-4), his 19th HR, double, had 3 hits. Chipping in with 2 hits were SUB Doug Asleson (2-4), SUB Dave Bagwell (2-4), triple, Dave Layhee (2-3), 2 RBI’s, Jack Madio (2-3).Sherry Westland (1-3) and a great catch. Once again, Ernie pitched a solid game. Thanks to Dave and Doug for subbing. GO EARS GO!
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"Liberty Buick wrapped up its season on a down note, as it failed Happy Ears Hearing Center, losing the game 16 to 10 in its season finale. Despite a less than stellar record in the Winter season, the team had a very good time playing, and always maintained an upbeat attitude. There were a few injuries along the way, as Dave Stark, Joe Jellison and Bill Coulter all deposited their jersey’s early. Thanks to these guys for their participation. The Buicks were fortunate enough to pick up both Ollie Muzslay and Paul Schlender to complete its season. On behalf all – Bob Dye, Gary Christofferson, Ron Swanson, Jim Parry, Gene Fleck, Larry Apple, Lanny Auberg, Don Henkes, Norm Lustig, and co-manager Dick Kohnen, we would like to express our profound appreciation to our sponsor, Liberty Buick, for its longstanding and continued support of Sun City Grand’s Softball Club. Without sponsors like Liberty and others, us old folks would probably be just sitting on our porches in rocking chairs, sipping on our favorite beverages all day, and dreaming about the way things used to be. Softball is much better than that.

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Brian Keep & Assoc - 9 The Colonnade - 9


The Keepers started slow scoring 3 thru 3 innings but then Colonnade bats came alive scoring 4 to take the lead. We responded with 4 in the 4th and 1 in the fifth. They scored 4 in the six to tie the game at 8. They score 1 in the 7thl. To take the lead. Les Bonde lead off the 7th with a single followed by singles buy Norm Volk and Bill Marchionni to load the bases. Mark Brenner hit a ground ball scoring Dan Hofeditz wha was running for Les Bonde to tie the game. But the next bater hit into a double play ending the game. A very close hard fought game. We only produce 17 hit. Hitting was lead by the middle of the lineup with Les Bonde 3/3 scoring 3, Norm Volk 3/3 with a double and 3 RBIs and Bill Marchionni 3/3 with a double and 3 RBIs, Dan Hovfeditz, Robert Blainey each had 2 hits. Patrick Moriarity had a triple and a single. I guess we left our bats home today. Defense could not over come our lack of hitting. It was great season winning 13 games, losing 5 and 2 ties. Have a great summer and hope to see you all next season.


"The Colonnade team started slow as usual, not scoring in the first 2 innings while the defense only gave up 3 runs to Brian Keep & Associates. In the 3rd inning, Colonnade put up 4 runs and the defense held Brian Keep to no runs giving the Colonnade a 1 run lead. After some defensive miscues, the Brian Keep team put up 5 more runs making the score 8 to 4 after 5 innings. The Colonnade defense tightened and held Brian Keep to no score in the 6th while we put up 4 more runs, making the score 8 to 8 going into the 7th inning. The Colonnade team was able to plate 1 more run in the top half of the 7th inning, giving us the edge. In the bottom half of the 7th, our defense once again tightened and we held Brian Keep to only 1 run with runners on 1st and 3rd and 1 out, the next batter sent the ball to our short stop who fired the ball to our 2nd baseman who fired the ball to our 1st baseman and completing a double play to end the game at 9 - 9. This was a well played game for the Colonnade team and probably our best game of the season, well done team. Offensively the team had 20 hits with 38 at bats and one BB. David Bagwell blasted a home run and Mike Heitman banged out 2 doubles, both going 2 for 3. Ron Rogerson was the big bat today going 4 for 4. Everyone else had at least 1 hit. Vern and I would like to thank everyone for playing with us this season. We also thank Greg Lynch for playing 3rd base and Dave Layhee for filling in at Rover.
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Dick Steiman CPA - 15 Van Peursem Realtor - 12


"The Dick Steiman, CPA team finished the season with a flourish, playing probably its best game of the year. We were led on both fronts by super-sub Bobby Dooling: he was 4/4 with a game winning 3-run homer and outstanding defense, including starting several double plays. The offense produced 25 hits + a walk, with Ricky Herring matching Dooling’s 4/4 including a triple, perfect 3/3s by Chip White and Jeff Smith (+ a walk), and 2 hits each from Greg church, Bob Lessard, Kris Koch & Andy Coles. The defense was outstanding holding Heather Van Peursem realtor to -0- runs other than their three 4-run innings. Wayne Siers pitched a solid game. After a not-so-good season, this was gratifying to finish with a big win over a good team!

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Heather Van Peursem Reality and Dick Steiman played competitive game. Our defense was hit hard and we could not keep Dick Steiman’s team off the bases. They were able to score every inning. We had a chance in the 7th but their defense shut the door. The top of our order was responsible for all 12 runs. Top 5 of the batting order were all perfect at the plate. Three times up three hits each: Ray Kouns, sub Brian Swenson (3 base hit), Les Zirbel, Ed Musgrave (2 base hit) and returning from injured reserve, star Rick Pearson (2 base hit). We had a total of 19 hits and one walk. Thank you to our sub Brian Swenson for taking the time to help us out.

Suzy's Home Cleaning - 13 Treedah Magee Realtor - 7


What a way to end the season! We are the co-champions of the National League division of the Blue League. Our final record was 14-6. Today, we beat the winners of the American League division, Treedah Magee, with a score of 13-7. We had to win this game to tie for the co-championship and our offense and defense came through for us. This has been a very nice and fun team to manage and play on. Today, we had 27 hits and our defense was great. Leading the way was Sal Politi who was 4-4 with 2 RBI’s. Bob Lindsay was 3-3 with 2 RBI’s. Jim Tokar was 3-3 with an RBI. Jim also played very well at 3rd base today. Mark Glim was 3-3 with 1 RBI. Dan Maguire was 3-4 with a double and an RBI. Klaus Holt was 2-2 with a walk and an RBI. Kurt Kanouse was 2-4 with an RBI. Bob Lessard, Sub, was 2-3 with an RBI. Mike Ryan was 2-3 with an RBI. Annie Lowe was 2-3 with 2 RBI’s and played a great 2nd base. Terry Hughes was 1-2 with a walk. Mark Beckner played an outstanding shortstop today and made many outs.


Treedah Magee Realtor played a tough game against a good Susy's Home Cleaning team and lost 13-7 in a 7 inning game. Treedah led 2-0 after the 1st inning and played from behind the rest of the game, unable to get anything going, Susy's defense played well. Treedah finished the season 16-4 to clinch the American League Division, Congratulations to a fine team with many memories of a great season. Congratulations to the co-champs in the National League Division Brian Keep & Assoc. & Susy's Home Cleaning for their fine season. Treedah's 16 hits were led by Gary Kuhlman 3x3 1 rbi 1 triple 1 dbl, Kenny Shick 2x3 4 rbi's 1 triple, sub Roger Mueller & Roy Sours 2x3 each, Bob Higgins & Daren Proctor 1x3 1rbi each, sub Steve Coffman, Joel Last, Dale Schroeder & Bill Shanahan 1x3 each, Bob Leavengood 1x2 1 bb, sub Bob Schrag 0x3. Thank you to our sponsor Treedah Magee & our Commissioners for a successful season in these difficult times. Thank you to our subs, Roger Mueller, Steve Coffman & Bob Schrag for playing for us today.

 

Games thru -  Monday, April 12, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 16 3 0 0.842
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 10 7 2 0.579
Liberty Buick 5 13 1 0.289
The Colonnade 5 13 1 0.289
Happy Ears Hearing Center 4 14 1 0.237
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 13 5 1 0.711
Susy's Home Cleaning 13 6 0 0.684
Property Sisters Realtor 11 7 1 0.605
Camino Eye Care 8 11 0 0.421
Dick Steiman CPA 6 12 1 0.342
         

 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Van Peursem Realtor - 9 Brian Keep & Assoc - 17


" Heather Van Peursem Reality and Brian Keep played an early morning game. Unfortunately 40% of the Heather team was not yet awake. Our defense was shaky and we could not keep Brian’s team off the bases. Several players were able to be perfect at the plate. 3 X 3 Ray Kouns, sub Gary Kuhlman, Les Zirbel and sub Bob Lessard. Batting 2X3 were Ed Musgrave, Steve Rothschild, Ed Schofield and Jack Indig. We had a total of 20 hits and no walks. Thank you to our subs Gary and Bob for taking the time to help us out.


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The Keepers brought our bats today and started off with 4 and were ahead the whole game. We produced 27 hits lead by Steve Coffman 4/4 with a home run, a double, a walk and 6 RBIs. Les Bonde was also 4/4 followed by Roy Carpenter 3/4, Dan Hofeditz 3/4, Robert Blainey 3/4, Dan Sykes 3/4, and Michael Wilton 3/3. Don Johnson was 2/3 and Pat Moriarity was 2/3 with a triple and a walk. Defense was better today holding Heather to only 9 runs. Let's finish off the season with a win.

Treedah Magee Realtor - 10 Dick Steiman CPA - 9


Treedah Magee Realtor played a tough game against a good Dick Steiman CPA team and pulled out a 10-9 win. Treedah took the lead after the first inning 2-0, with Steiman scoring 2 runs in the 2nd inning to tie the score 2-2. Treedah scored 7 runs through the 3rd, 4th & 5th innings to lead 9-5 after 5 innings. Steiman scored 4 runs in the 6th inning to tie the score 9-9 entering the 7th inning. Steiman went scoreless in the top of the 7th and Treedah scored 1 run to close the game out 10-9. Both teams played good defense with good pitching, key hits, a very competitive game. Treedah's 21 hits were led by Bob Higgins 3x3 3 rbi's 1 HR, Gary Kuhlman 3x4 2 rbi's 1 triple, Kenny Shick 3x4 1 rbi 2 dbls, Bob Leavengood 2x3 1 rbi 1 triple, Daren Proctor 2x3 1 rbi, Roy Sours & sub Bob Schrag 2x3 each, sub Roger Mueller 2x4 1 triple, Joel Last & Dale Schroeder 1x3 1 rbi each, Bill Shanhan 0x2 1 bb. Thank you to our subs Bob Schrag & Roger Mueller for playing today for us.


The Dick Steiman, CPA team played a tough game with the Treedah Magee division champions but came up short in a one run loss. The defense played reasonably well (in the Blue League that means only several errors) and turned a couple of double plays behind the fine pitching of Wayne Siers. The offense was led by: Ricky Herring 3/3 with 2 doubles, Kris Koch 3/3 with a triple, Chip White 2/2 plus a walk, Jeff Smith with a hit and a walk, and 2 hits each from Bob Lessard & Paul Pearson – we got runners on base but could not get enough rbi hits against a very good defense.

Property Sisters Realtors - 9 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 8


In a hard fought well played game, that went down to the bottom of the 7th inning, Property Sisters defeated a very good Suzy's Home Cleaning team. It was a complete team victory for Property Sisters. Every player on our team today had at least one base hit. As always, the Sisters double play combination, Lunde to Dooling to Armstrong came through with at least 2 big double plays to stop rallies by Suzy's. Don Johnson, subbing for us today in left field had two big catches. Gary Smith, our all star catcher, continues to run down the 1st base line to back up the1st baseman should there be overthrows and today it paid off. Offensively the leaders today were Buck Craig, Bob Craig, Gary Smith, Paul Plapp, Don Johnson and Doug Asleson all of whom came through with big at bats during our 7th inning game winning rally.


Susy’s suffered a disappointing loss today at the hands of the Property Sisters. They just played a little better than we did in a 9-8 loss. Susy’s only had 16 hits and our defense did not come through in today’s game. Leading the way was Mark Beckner who was 3-3 with a double, a triple, and an RBI. Mark Glim was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 2-3 with an RBI. Cheri Swinehart was 2-3 with a double. Kurt Kanouse was 2-3. Sal Polito was 1-3 with an RBI. Jim Tokar was 1-3. Annie Lowe was 1-3 with a few great catches in Left Field. Bob Lindsay and Jackie Couzens were both 1-2. Mark Beckner played great at short stop and Dan Maguire pitched a great game.

The Colonnade - 1 Happy Ears Hearing - 16


The Colonnade team played our worst game of the season today losing 16 to 1. Our lone score was made by Ron Rogerson who led off the game with a single. The rest of the way we could only manage 5 more hits against a good defensive effort by the Happy Ears team.


"Happy Ears continued their late season rally with a convincing 16-1 win over Colonade. Happy Ears is playing their best ball of the season and will give their best effort in an attempt to avoid occupying the basement all by themselves. The Ears pounded out 23 hits in 5 innings. Leading the way with 3 hits were Joe Gonski (3-3) triple, Dave Layhee (3-3) double, 2 RBI’s and sub Roger Mueller (3-3). Chipping in with 2 hits were Ernie Huxhold (2-3),2 doubles, 3 RBI’s , Maynard March (2-2), double, 2 RBI’s, Kevin Gillette (2-3), Greg Lynch (2-3) 2 RBI’s, and sub, Ray Kouns (2-3). Sherry and Yvonne each had a hit. Ernie pitched his best game of the season holding Colonade to a run. Thanks to Ray and Roger for subbing!
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Liberty Buick - 18 Camino Eye Care - 10


Someone put some high octane in Liberty Buick’s tank, as their bats fired on all cylinders in an 18 run explosion, as they burned rubber past Camino Eye by a final of 18 to 10. Both teams had their usual share of mis-fires in the field, with some humorous yet tragic errors. But, Liberty’s sticks shifted from dribblers in the infield to shots to the grass. In this next to last game of the Winter Season, the mechanics playing for the Buicks all made wonderful contributions to the win. We must start with Ron Swanson who, on his first at bat had a three run homer, and finished the day going 3 for 4, scoring 3 and driving in 6 !!! Not far behind, with a perfect day – Gene Fleck 3 for 3 and 3 RBI’s. Ollie Muzslay was 2 for 2 with a walk, an RBI and 2 runs scored. Sub Joe Gonski, fresh off the previous game, came into sub on this very hot day and managed 3 for 4, scoring 3 times and driving in 1. Larry Apple had a brilliant day at Second base, and scored twice on offense; as did Don Henkes, who also had and RBI. Wednesday’s game wraps up the season for Sun City Grand’s Blue League. It was a different season, but overall, most had fun. It seems as though there were more minor injuries this season, but we are certain most players will be back for more. As for Liberty Buick, lets hope that it’s penultimate game was also it’s penultimate win of the season.


"Camino Eye Care got royally kicked by a good team. We had no bats or ""D"" today. Don Fordney was 3-3, scored once. Jim Tomich was 3-3, double, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Frank Rainaldi was 2-3, Gary ""The Killer"" Armstrong was 2-3, sac fly, 5 R.B.I. Lee Luft had a triple, home run, scored twice, 2 R.B.I. Bob Dooling was 3-4, 2 triples, scored 3 times and Great defense. Neil Clewell had 1 R.B.I.
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Games thru -  Wednesday, April 7, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 15 3 0 0.833
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 10 6 2 0.611
The Colonnade 5 12 1 0.306
Liberty Buick 4 13 1 0.250
Happy Ears Hearing Center 3 14 1 0.194
         
         
National League
Susy's Home Cleaning 13 5 0 0.722
Brian Keep and Assoc 12 5 1 0.694
Property Sisters Realtor 10 7 1 0.583
Camino Eye Care 8 10 0 0.444
Dick Steiman CPA 6 11 1 0.361
         

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Liberty Buick - 7 The Colonnade - 10


Liberty’s Bob Dye was on base with a single when Ron Swanson swatted one into the gap in right center and flew all the way around the bases for a two run homer. Liberty’s next batter was Jim Parry (2 for 3, 2 runs scored and an RBI). Because there was no one else on base, his home run was a solo shot. That about does it for the highlights of Liberty Buicks’ game against the Colonnade. Well, Ollie Muzslay was 3 for 3 with an RBI and Lanny Auberg had 2 hits, a run scored and an RBI. The Buicks’ defense was its undoing again in this 10 to 7 loss. While there were some fine plays by both the infielders and outfielders, the error count soared allowing a plethora of unearned runs by Colonnade. We understand there is a movement afoot for the Blue League to begin playing with a 16 inch softball. Since the larger ball is much softer, it would not travel so far, there would be fewer injuries and, since the game is played without using mitts, there would be fewer items in the lost and found.


The Colonnade team played well part of the game and not so well other parts of the game. Sub Les Zirbel played great a 1st, a new position for him and was 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBIs. Dave Bagwell was 3 for 4 and 2 RBIs. Ron Rogerson and Marty Jiminez had 2 hits each.

Brian Keep & Assoc - 10 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 16


We only had one hit in each of the first three inning. We came alive in the 4th scoring 4 to tie the game up at 5. The Cleaners score 4 in the 5th and we came back to score 4 in the 6th to tie the game up. The Cleaners score 5 in the 7th to take the game. We only had 19 hits lead by Les Bonde 3/3, Dan Hofeditz, Robert Blainey and Steve Coffman each 2/3 with a double. Bill Marchionni and Mark Brenner each were 2/3.Defense again was a problem with to many balls getting thru the out folders and going to the wall for home runs. The Cleaners played a great defensive game today catching most of our long balls hit to the outfield. 


Susy’s played our best game yet in a hard fought battle for first place in our division against the Brian Keep team. Susy’s won 16-10. We had 22 hits and every hit was important. Leading the way was our super shortstop, Mark Beckner. Mark was 4-4 with 3 home runs, 1 double, and 7 RBI’s. Mark also played a great game at shortstop, making several key plays. Dan Maguire was 4-4 with a double and 3 RBI’s. Dan pitched a great game. Mark Glim was 3-4 with a homerun, a triple, and 3 RBI’s. Mark G also made several key outs in Right Center field. Sal Politi and Kurt Kanouse were both 2-4 and each had an RBI. Kurt made a circus catch in Left Center field. Terry Hughes was 2-3. Cheri Swinehart, Annie Lowe, Klaus Holt, and Jackie Couzens were all 1-3. Jack Indig, Sub, was 1-4 with an RBI. Jackie Couzens and Terry Hughes, batters 11 and 12, had key hits in the top of the 7th inning to start a 6 run 7th inning to secure the win.

Happy Ears Hearing - 8 Treedah Magee Realtor - 14


Happy Ears winning streak came to an abrupt ending as a very good Treedah Magee Realtor team laid the lumber to them 14-8. With all due respect to the Realtors, Happy Ears played their worst defensive game of the year! An unofficial count shows at least 8 unearned runs as compared to The Realtors -0-. Their entire team were vacuum cleaners picking up everything in sight. Kudos to a well played game on their part. Leading the Ears was SUB Roger Mueller (3-3), triple,double, 2 RBI’s ,Glen Zelkind (3-3) double, 2 RBI’s, and Jack Madio (2-3), That was the extent of our offense! 11 hits will not win many game and DEFENSE wins games. Ernie Huxhold pitched extremely well. Thanks to Roger, Ray Kouns and Ron Swanson for subbing!


Treedah Magee Realtor squeezed out a 14-8 win against a good Happy Ears Hearing Center team in a 7 inning game. The game was close with Treedah leading 2-1 after 2 innings. Treedah scored 12 runs in the next 3 innings to go up 14-4 after the 5th inning. Treedah was held scoreless in the next 2 innings and closed the game out 14-8 in the 7th inning. Treedah's defense played well again, key hits, and the good pitching from Bill Shanahan, 3 shutout innings. Once again, another good team effort. Treedah's 21 hits were led by Dale Schroeder 3x3 2 rbi's, Daren Proctor 3x3 1 rbi, Kenny Shick 2x3 4 rbi's 2dbls, Gary Kuhlman 2x3 2 rbi's 2 dbls, Bob Higgins & Joel Last 2x3 2 rbi's each, sub Brian Swenson 2x3 1 rbi, Bill Shanahan 2x3, Roy Sours 1x3 1 dbl, John Smith & sub Bob Schrag 1x3 each. Thank you to Brian Swenson & Bob Schrag for subbing for us today.

Camino Eye Care - 16 Van Peursem Realtor - 14


What a close game. Camino's win was in the last inning against a very good team. Camino had 4 players perfect at the plate. Pierre Boudreau was 3-4, triple, scored twice, 3 R.B.I. His triple was the game winning hit, scoring 3 runs, for the win. Sub Brian Swenson was 4-4, 2 home runs, scored 4 times, 3 R.B.I. and great "D". Gary "Killer" Armstrong was 3-3, 2 doubles, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Jim Stocker was 3-3, 1 R.B.I. Frank Ranaldi was 3-3, scored twice. Lee Luft was 3-4, triple, scored 3 times, 3 R.B.I. Lee was the winning pitcher. Neil Clewell had a pair of hits, 1 R.B.I. Mike McGinn had a double, scored once. Maynard March was 2-3, scored once. Don Forney had a R.B.I. Joey Rizzuto scored once. Jim Tomich was 2-3, scored once, 1 R.B.I.


Heather Van Peursem Reality and Camino Eye had great close game that started for Heather in the 4th inning and ended in the 7th inning. Unlike Monday we could not score in the 7th inning and it was goodnight Irene. We did have some outstanding hitting: Total of 22 hits, again everyone managed to get on base. We had several perfect at bat performances. Ray Kouns, Ed Musgrave and Les Zirbel were perfect at 3 x 3. Les Zirbel had a triple and a Home Run. Batting 2 x 3 were Ed Abrams, Steve Rothschild, Jack Indig and Sub Kurt Kanouse who pounded a triple. Jack Braly contributed a double to move runners into scoring position. Big Thank You to Kurt Kanouse and Roger Mueller for subbing on a 90 degree day in the shade.

Dick Steiman CPA - 13 Property Sisters Realtors - 14


"The Dick Steiman, CPA team fought a very good Property Sisters Realtor team down to the last out, scoring 3 runs in the 7th but coming up 1 run short. Our big hero of the day was Ricky Herring with a homer & a triple among his 4 hits. Also batting 3/4 were Greg Church (3 runs scored) & Bob Lessard (including a triple). Smashing what could have been a grand slam was Laura Johnson, but alas the runner on third base was the 4th run of the inning. The realtors scored in every inning to build a 7 run lead which was just too much to overcome. It was a great game for the fans!

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A good Dick Steiman team played a very good game today and gave the Property Sisters Squad all we could handle. In the end the Sisters defense, which wasn't quite as "crisp" as usual , ended the game with a double play by Bobby Dooling stepping on 2nd base for a force and rifling a throw to Barney Armstrong at first base to "double up" a very fast runner. It was a well played game by both sides and a lot of fun to play in. Offensively the leaders for the Sisters today were Doug Asleson, 4/4 with 4 RBIs, Bobby Dooling 4/4 and Steve Lunde, 4/4 with 1 RBI. Buck Craig and Bob Craig were each 2/3 with 2 runs scored. Gary Smith who has been hitting the ball well the last few games but always at someone finally had a 2 hit game with 1 RBI and 1 run scored. Thanks to our 2 substitutes for today, Yvonne Becker in left field and Paul Schlender in the left rover position. Both played well.

Games thru -  Monday, April 5, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 14 3 0 0.824
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 10 5 2 0.647
The Colonnade 4 12 1 0.265
Liberty Buick 4 12 1 0.265
Happy Ears Hearing Center 3 13 1 0.206
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 12 4 1 0.735
Susy's Home Cleaning 12 5 0 0.706
Property Sisters Realtor 9 7 1 0.559
Camino Eye Care 7 10 0 0.412
Dick Steiman CPA 6 10 1 0.382
         

 

 Monday, April 5, 2021

Happy Ears Hearing - 11 Dick Steiman CPA - 7


Happy Ears came into April like a lion with a convincing win over a spunky Dick Steiman team 11-7.The Ears have now played 4 consecutive good ball games after a long stretch of apathy. Greg Lynch (3-3), and Joe Gonski (2-3),3 RBI’s and home runs #11 and #12 led all hitters. Chipping in with two hits were SUB Roy Carpenter (2-3), Kevin Gillette (2-3), Glen Zelkind (2-3), triple, 2 RBI’s, Maynard March (2-3), and last but not least, our MVB (Most Valuable Babe), Sherry Westland (2-3). Sherry also made a terrific catch AND threw out a fast runner at first. Thanks to Roy Carpenter for subbing!


The accountants made a few too many errors on a few too few hits – thus, we lost to a hard hitting Happy Ears team again – they definitely have our number. Ricky Herring was a perfect 3/3 and Greg Church did score 3 (almost half) of our runs. Other than that it was a lovely morning at the ballpark.

Property Sisters Realtors - 16 Brian Keep & Assoc - 15


The Property Sisters team exhibited all of the traits that have made us a great team to play on, winning a hard fought game against a very good Brian Keep team. We never gave up, we played excellent defense, we had several key hits and we continued to encourage and support our teammates. Down 7-1 after the top half of the 3rd inning the Sisters fought back to a 15-13 deficit after the top half of the 7th inning. In the bottom half of the 7th Property Sisters put together a 3 run rally to win the game. Defensively our double play combination turned at least 2 double plays at key moments of the game. Substitute Paul Schlender made 2 difficult catches of fly balls in the rover position. Butch Schultz made a great catch in right field. The other outfielders, substitute Kris Koch, Doug Asleson and Buck Craig continue to catch fly balls and really hustle to get balls into the infield quickly. Offensively the Sisters were led by Doug Asleson,4/4, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored, Bob Dooling, 3/4 with 5 RBIs and substitute Paul Schlender, 4/4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Two of our injured players, Vicki Hanson and Judy Muller did a great job of coaching bases and waving runners home. Thanks to our 2 substitutes for today, Kris Koch and Paul Schlender.


A hard fought game that was not decided until the bottom of the 7th. The Keepers started strong leading 7 to 1 thru the top of the 3rd inning when the Sisters bats came alive scoring 4. We each scored 4 in the 4th. Our bats cooled off and we only scored 4 the rest of the game. We were ahead 2 after the top of the 7th but could not hold off the Sisters who scored 3 to win. We produced 25 hits to to score 15 but our defense was not sharp. Hitting was lead by Roy Carpenter 4/4, Michael Wilton 3/3, and Les Bonde 3 /3. Norm Volk, Dan Hofeditz, Robert Blainey, Steve Coffman, Mark Brenner, and Don Johnson each had 2 hits. Dan Sykes, Bill Marchionni and Pat Moriarity each had a hit. Another close game so lets tighten up our defense and win one Wednesday.

Camino Eye Care - 7 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 6


A hard fought game against a very good team. Camino Eye Care scored the winning run in the last inning, after Suzys team scored 3 runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game. Jim Tomich was 3-3, scored once, drove in the winning run. Sub Ron Rogerson was 3-3, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Neil Clewell was 3-3, scored once, 1R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau was 2-3, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Gary Armstrong, "killer" had 2 doubles, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Sub Mike Mcginn played good "D". Don Fordney had 1 R.B.I. Frank Ranaldi had a single, double, and caught 2 players at home base for a double play. Sub Bob Dooling had a hit and sac fly, 1 R.B.I. and scored the winning run. Lee Luft was the winning pitcher.


Susy’s lost another close game today 7-6 to Camino Eye Care. We scattered 17 hits and were plagued by poor base running. Leading the way was Dan Maguire who was 3-3 with a double and an RBI. Cheri Swinehart was 3-3 with an RBI. Mark Beckner was 2-3 with a double, a triple, and an RBI. Mark Glim was 2-3 with a double. Kurt Kanouse was 2-3 with a triple and an RBI. Sal Politi was 2-4. Annie Lowe, Bob Lindsay, and Jackie Couzens were 1-3. Jackie had an RBI. Laura Johnson, Sub, had 2 walks. Terry Hughes had a base on balls and an RBI. Klaus Holt had 2 great catches in Center Field.

Liberty Buick - 3 Treedah Magee Realtor - 11


Hey, it almost isn’t fair. Treedah beat Liberty 11 to 3. Liberty scored all three of its runs in the first inning and barely got the ball out of the infield after that. Since Treedah beat Liberty 18 to 6 the last time the two teams met, the loss didn’t seem so bad. However, the Buicks were pre-occupied with dreams of the post-game party. Appetizers and libations at Fuzzy’s made everything wonderful, as the team gleefully reveled in stories and memories of the past. Ahhhhh….


Treedah Magee Realtor played another good game against a good Liberty Buick Team and pulled out a 11-3 win in a 7 inning game. The game was close after 3 innings with Treedah in the lead 4-3. Treedah scored 7 more runs to none for Liberty to close the game out 11-3. Treedah's defense played great again, key hits, and good pitching from Bill Shanahan with 6 shutout innings, another good team effort. Treedah's 19 hits were led by Kenny Shick 3x3 4 rbi's 1 triple 1 dbl, Bob Higgins 3x3 3 rbi's 1 HR, Gary Kuhlman 3x3 1 rbi 1 triple 1 dbl, Roy Sours 3x3 2 rbi's 1 HR, John Smith 2x3 1 rbi, Dale Schroeder 1x2 1 dbl, Daren Proctor, sub Roger Mueller & Bob Leavengood 1x3 each, Bill Shanahan 1x2. Thank you to sub Roger Mueller for subbing for us today.

The Colonnade - 16 Van Peursem Realtor - 21


The Colonnade team had our best day at the plate this season. However our opponents had a better day. Thanks to our two great subs, Jim Stoker and Bob Schrag who led our team in both batting (4 for 4) and field play. Ron Rogerson and Don Hansen were both 3 for 4.


Heather Van Peursem Reality and The Colonnade had great close game until the 7th inning. Two evenly matched teams fought to the end. Heather Team cranked up 6 big runs and Colonnade answered with 3 more runs but the infield defense was able to silence their comeback victory. The temperature was pushing 98 degrees, a very hot day. However that did not stop the hits at the plate. Heather managed 29 hits and one intentional walk. Big hitters today were: Mr Joe Gonski who was 3X3 with two home runs. Also perfect at the plate, was Jack Braly 3x3. There were 5 players who were 3X4: Ed Abrams; Ed Musgrave which included a double & triple; Ray Kouns with a triple; Steve Rothschild 3X4; Steve Chambers and his sub after injury, Dale Schroeder combined for 3X4 with a double by Dale. The dramatic 7th inning was started by Ed Schofield (who had another outstanding day at First Base) and Patti Jones which lead to 6 runs being scored. RBI leaders: Joe Gonski (4), Ray Kouns (4), Ed Musgrave (3), Steve Chambers/Dale Schroeder (3), Jack Indig and Les Zirbel (2). Again everyone got on base which contributed to a team win with hitting and defense. Big Thank You to Joe Gonski and Dale Schroeder for subbing on such a hot day.

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 13 3 0 0.813
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 9 5 2 0.625
The Colonnade 4 11 1 0.281
Liberty Buick 4 11 1 0.281
Happy Ears Hearing Center 2 13 1 0.156
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 12 3 1 0.781
Susy's Home Cleaning 12 4 0 0.750
Property Sisters Realtor 8 7 1 0.531
Dick Steiman CPA 6 9 1 0.406
Camino Eye Care 6 10 0 0.375
         

 Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Suzy's Home Cleaning - 7 Happy Ears Hearing - 6


Susy’s Team won a very close game against Happy Ears. Happy Ears led until the 5th inning, when we went ahead by 1 run. They tied the game in the 6th and we won the game in the bottom of the 7th inning. We had 20 hits. Leading the way was Mark Beckner who was 3-3 with an RBI. Kurt Kanouse was 3-4 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Kurt had the game winning RBI. Dan Maguire was 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. Mark Glim was 2-3 with a double. Annie Lowe was 2-3 with an RBI. Cheri Swinehart was 2-3. Sal Politi was 2-4 with a home run and 1 RBI. Klaus Holt was 1-3 with a double. JimTokar, Bob Lindsay, and Terry Hughes were 1-3. Jackie Couzens made a great catch in Right Field preventing several runs from scoring.


Happy Ears lost a game that wasn’t decided until the bottom of the 7th, 7-6 to a scrappy Susy’s Home Cleaning team who cleaned our clock! Our offense continues to sputter even though we had 17 hits. Two DP’s, some questionable base running cost us at least 2 runs.. Once again, our defense was below average although we had two great catches by Joe Gonski, and Jim Parry, Ears was led by Joe Gonski (3-3) and Dan Sykes who each had 3 hits. Chipping in with 2 hits were Dorothy Mazur (2-3), Dave Layhee (2-4), and Jack Madio.

Van Peursem Realtor - 7 Liberty Buick - 6


Heather Van Peursem Reality and Liberty Buick had great close game at 10:05 AM. Two evenly matched teams fought to the end. Heather won by displaying their defense, to close the game out. Big hitters today were: Subbing Kurt Kanouse 3X3, followed by Les Zirbel 3X3 and Ed Abrams 3X3, who is back hitting again. Ed Musgrave pitching and hitting well was 2X3 which included a triple. Everyone on the team was able to get on base. We achieved 18 hits and a walk. A Big Thank You to Kris Koch and Kurt Kanouse for subbing today, we do appreciate your contribution and spending your free time with us.


Liberty Buick looked absolutely stunning on this day. Its defense set Heathers batters down without scoring in half of the Innings, including one where Heather Van Peursem, Realtor, had the bases loaded. Grounders were fielded cleanly and tosses to first were crisp. Double plays were routine. Outfield flies were caught as if the fielders were playing for the Yankees. On offense, Gary Christofferson was 3 for 3, scoring once and driving in 2. Bob Dye had 2 hits and scored twice; while Ron Swanson had a pair of RBI’s. Larry Apple went 2 for 2 with a walk, and scored once. Oh, by the way, Liberty Buick lost the game 7 to 6. But, it was a fun game to watch.

Treedah Magee Realtor - 16 Camino Eye Care - 4


Treedah Magee Realtor played another solid game against a good Camino Eye Care team, 16-4 win in a 5 inning game. Treedah got off to a fast start leading 10-1 through 3 innings, 14-4 after 4 innings and closed the game out in the bottom of the 5th inning 16-4. Treedah's defense played well, turning double plays in the infield, good catches in the outfield and the good pitching by Bill Shanahan, 3 shutout innings. Once again another good team effort. Treedah's 25 hits were led by Kenny Shick 3x3 3 rbi's 1 triple 2 dbl, Joel Last & Dave Michels 3x3 2 rbi's 1 dbl each, Gary Kuhlman 3x3 1 rbi 1 dbl, Bob Leavengood 3x3 1 rbi, Bob Higgins 2x3 4 rbi's 1 dbl, John Smith 2x3 1 rbi, Roy Sours 2x3, Bob Williams 1x3 1 rbi, Bill Shanahan 1x2 1 rbi, Dale Schroeder 1x2 Daren Proctor 1x3.


Camino Eye Care left their bats and gloves at home, against a very good team. Sub Vern Mcmurry was 2-2. Lee Luft was 2-3, scored once. Sub Roy Carpenter had a double. Sub Brian Swenson had a double. Gary Armstrong had a double, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Jim Stockton had 1 R.B.I. Sub Dorothy Mazur had 1 R.B.I.

Property Sisters Realtors - 12 The Colonnade - 7


The Property Sisters defense claimed another victory today over a Colonnade team that just wouldn't quit. Colonnade put a scare into us by closing to within 3 runs in the top half of the 6th inning. The Sisters played very well on defense and if you watched them you will see they enjoy it. Today our double play combination of Bobby Dooling, Steve Lunde and Barney Armstrong turned at least 3 double plays, maybe 4 . Several putouts were also made on ground balls by Bob Craig and Joe Osowiec. When the ball is hit over the infielders heads they are backed up by an outfield that excels at getting the ball into the infield quickly. Offensively today the Sisters mustered only 16 hits but we made them count scoring 12 runs. The leaders on offense were Bobby Dooling, 2/3 with 5 RBIs, Barney Armstrong 3/3 with 2 RBIs and Bob Craig who had a big 2 RBI triple in the bottom of the 6th inning to help close out the victory. Thanks to our substitutes for today, Laraine Huxhold , Lonnie Salz and Laura Johnson. They all played well.


The Colonnade team played a little better today, once again against a good team. Leading the offense was Mike Heitman, 3 for 3, sub Dan Nielsen, 2 for 3 with a dbl, and 4 other players with 2 hits. We only had the one extra base hit which was really a tribute to the Property Sisters defense.

Dick Steiman CPA - 10 Brian Keep & Assoc - 16


The season best win streak for the Dick Steiman, CPA team was stopped at 2 by the excellent Brian Keep 12. We stayed in the game until the 7th with strong offense from Jeff Smith (2/2 + a walk and 3 runs scored), Don Cleveland subbing for Bob Lessard (3/3), Greg Church (3/3 with a triple), Ricky Herring (2/3 with 3 rbi’s) & Wayne Siers (1/1 + a walk and 2 rbi’s). The defense pitched in with 4 double plays: 2 from the IF with good scoops by 1B Andy Coles; a line drive caught by P Wayne Siers who then doubled off the runner at first; and a hard ground ball picked up by Andy Coles who then beat the runner to first and fired to C Ed Hart for the dp. Unfortunately many of our hard hit line drives were caught by Brian Keep’s strong defense. It was a good game for the fans!


On a hot late afternoon the Keepers jumped ahead 6 to 1 thru 2. In the 3rd Steiman scored 4 to make it close. Neither team scored in the 4th but in the 5th each scored 4. In the 6th both teams scored once to make it a 10 to 12 game. In the 7th we scored 4 and held them scoreless to win buy 6. Our bats came alive today producing 26 hits. Hitting was lead by Dan Hofeditz 4/4 with 2 doubles and Robert Blainey 4/4 with 4 RBIs. Roy Carpenter, Norm Volk, and Pat Moriarity each had 3 hits. Steve Coffman, Dan Sykes, Mark Brenner, and Michael Wilton each had 2 hits, Don Johnson and Les Bonde each had a hit and a walk. Defense was better today. Steve Coffman caught 3 fly balls to left center field to prevent balls rolling to the wall scoring runners.

 

Games thru -  Monday, March 29, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 12 3 0 0.800
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 8 5 2 0.600
The Colonnade 4 10 1 0.300
Liberty Buick 4 10 1 0.300
Happy Ears Hearing Center 2 12 1 0.167
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 11 3 1 0.767
Susy's Home Cleaning 11 4 0 0.733
Property Sisters Realtor 7 7 1 0.500
Dick Steiman CPA 6 8 1 0.433
Camino Eye Care 6 9 0 0.400
         

 Monday, March 29, 2021

Camino Eye Care - 10 Brian Keep & Assoc - 9


Camino Eye Care won over a very good team, they were due. Gary Armstrong was 3-3, intentional walk, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Joey Rizzuto was 3-3, 1 R.B.I. Sub Brian Swanson was 2-3, scored once. and good "D".Jim Stocker was 3-3, 1 R.B.I., good "D". Jim Tomich was 2-3, triple, scored once. Don Fordney had 2 R.B.I. Sub Mart Jiminez had 1 R.B.I. great "D". Sub Jim Parry had a pair of hits, scored 3 times, and was the winning run. Pierre Boudreau was 3-4, scored once, 5 R.B.I. and drove in the winning run to end the game. Lee Luft was the winning pitcher. Sub Annie Lowe(ball of fire) had a single and scored once. Frank Rainaldi was 2-3, scored once.


A very hard fought close game. The Keepers were ahead 2 in the 4th when Camino came alive to score 4 to take the lead. We tied the game in the 7th but they score one with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th to win the game. Our defense was better to day holding them to just 10 but their’s was better. We only had 18 hits to day. A low for the season. Hitting was lead buy Dan Sykes 3/3 with a double, Roy Carpenter 2/4, Robert Blainey 2/3 with 2 doubles, Steve Coffman 2/3 with a double, Michael Wilton 2/3, Don Johnson 2/3, and Pat Moriarity 2/3. Norm Volk, Dan Hofeditz, and Les Bonde each had a hit.

Happy Ears Hearing - 4 Property Sisters Realtors - 7


After David slayed Goliath last Wednesday, David returned to its normal play, in this case, abnormal would be a better way to describe it. The Ears pounded out 4 runs on 11 hits in a loss to an excellent defensive team, with the best OF in the league. They caught every ball that they got their hands on, as did the IF. It was a defensive performance rarely seen in the Blue League! Dave Laheey(3-3) Joe Gonski (2-2) a triple were perfect at the plate .Yvonne was (2-3), and that’s the extent of our highlights!


Once again the defense for Property Sisters came through for the win against Happy Ears 7-4. The defense held Happy Ears to only 4 runs and shutting down some of their big hitters. Having a 20 hit game didn’t hurt either with almost everyone on the team having at least one run. Our leaders for offense today were Doug Asleson going 4 for 4 and scoring 3 times. Bobby Dooling going 3 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI. Barney Armstrong going 3 for 3 with an RBI. Steve Lunde going 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI and Buck Craig 1 for 3 with an RBI. Thanks to our subs today, Kris Koch and Ed Hart.

Liberty Buick - 14 Dick Steiman CPA - 21


Well, it was almost a perfect game. Every player on Liberty almost made a contribution to the final outcome. Players almost managed to remember their place in the line-up. But, everyone did a great job of socially distancing and remembering their masks. Dick Steiman scored 21 runs against Liberty Buick, 19 of which were unearned. Almost perfect. Almost every Buick made at least one error. Almost perfect. The Buicks seemed to have some difficulty remembering when they were at bat and on deck. Almost perfect. While the Buicks did score 14 runs, the clock expired before they were able to get their last at bats. Almost perfect. To Buicks credit : Paul Schlender had a triple; Don Henkes caught two foul balls behind the plate for outs; Gary Christofferson and Jim Parry each scored three times; Ron Swanson had 5 RBI’s.


They say that defense wins games – well not always true! This day the Dick Steiman, CPA team overcame numerous defensive lapses to record its first 2 game win streak. We scored 21 runs on 36 hits until the game was clock-ended after 6 innings - the official score counts only 17 runs, but we count all 21. With that many runs there are many heroes. Let’s start with super-sub (for Bob Lessard) Steve Coffman who was 5/5 with a homerun and 7 rbi’s!; our newest team member Laura Johnson was 3/4 with a homerun; Ed hart batted a perfect 4/4 and scored a run after each hit; lead-off batter Jeff Smith was 4/4 + a walk and 4 rbi’s; Greg Church was a perfect 4/4; 3 hits were also struck by Ricky Herring, Kris Koch & Andy Coles. All but one team member had 2 or more hits, and the other guy had 1 big hit in the key 6th inning rally. Yes, Victoria, there are softball games won by the offense!

The Colonnade - 1 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 15


The Colonnade team was not very good today. In 5 innings we had a total of 9 hits. Ron Rogerson, Mike Heitman, and Mike Sullivan were 2 for 2. Bill Clark made a good catch in the outfield, but our defense just was snake bit.


Susy’s Home Cleaning continued our winning ways with great defense and offense. With 23 hits in 5 innings, Susy’s beat Colonnade 15-1. Leading the way was Mark Beckner who was 3-3 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI’s. Annie Lowe was 3-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s. Ollie Muzslay, SUB, was 3-3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 2-3 with a home run and 2 RBI’s. Kurt Kanouse was 2-3 with 1 RBI. Sal Politi was 2-3 with 1 RBI. Cheri Swinehart was 2-3 with a double and a triple (sort of). Mark Glim was 2-3. Terry Hughes was 2-2. Bob Lindsay was 1-2 with 2 RBI’s. Jackie Couzens was 1-2 with an RBI. Jim Tokar had a base on balls.

Van Peursem Realtor - 2 Treedah Magee Realtor - 17


Heather Van Peursem Reality and Treedah Magee had a game at 2:50 PM. A game of 5 full innings. However only Treedah Magee was hitting, catching and scoring. They scored 15 runs before we scored our only 2 runs in the 4 th inning. Heather managed just 8 hits today. We did have 2 Batters who were perfect at the plate: 2X2 Ed Schofield and one of our volunteer Subs today Bob Dooling. Bob also achieved a double and a triple at batt. Les Zirbel also had a triple. Ten players batted only twice while two players only batted once. Not a good day but definitely a Team loss. I would like to thank our subs who took the time from their busy schedule to volunteer and play: Bob Dooling, Norm Volk and Don Johnson. The Good news, no one was hurt and the sun will rise at 6:30 AM tomorrow.


Treedah Magee Realtor played another good game against a good Heather Van Peursem team a 17-2 win in a 5 inning game. Treedah started fast leading 12-0 through 3 innings, 15-2 after 4 innings & closed the game out in the bottom of the 5th inning 17-2. Treedah's defense played well again turning double plays by Gary Kuhlman in the infield, good catches in the outfield by Daren Proctor and the solid pitching by Bill Shanahan, 4 shutout innings. Another good team effort by all. Treedah's 27 hits were led by Bob Williams 3x3 3 rbi's 1 triple, Gary Kuhlman 3x3 1 rbi 1 HR, Kenny Shick 3x3 1 rbi 1 triple, Dave Michels 3x3 2 rbi's, Bob Leavengood 3x3 1 rbi, Roy Sours 3x3, Bob Higgins 2x3 3 rbi's, Joel Last 2x3 2 rbi's 1 dbl, John Smith 2x3 2 rbi's, Dale Schroeder 2x3 1 rbi 1dbl, Daren Proctor 1x3 1 rbi 1 dbl.

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 11 3 0 0.786
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 8 4 2 0.643
The Colonnade 4 9 1 0.321
Liberty Buick 4 9 1 0.321
Happy Ears Hearing Center 2 11 1 0.179
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 11 2 1 0.821
Susy's Home Cleaning 10 4 0 0.714
Property Sisters Realtor 6 7 1 0.464
Dick Steiman CPA 5 8 1 0.393
Camino Eye Care 5 9 0 0.357
         

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Suzy's Home Cleaning - 13 Liberty Buick - 9


"Susy’s recovered from our loss on Monday and have started a new winning streak. We beat a very good Liberty Buick team 13-9. We had 18 hits. Leading the way was Sal Politi who was 3-3 with a triple, a home run, and an RBI. Kurt Kanouse was 3-3 with an RBI. Mark Glim was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Annie Lowe was 2-3. Ollie Muzslay, Sub, was 2-3 with an RBI. Mark Beckner was 1-3 with a double and 3 RBI’s. Bob Lindsay was 1-3 with 2 RBI’s. Jackie Couzens was 1-3 with 2 RBI’s. Jim Tokar was 1-3.

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"Liberty Buick had 15 hits and several great fielding plays. Liberty players with multiple hits were Bob Dye, Gary Christofferson, Ron Swanson, Bill Couter, and Dick Kohnen. Susy’s Cleaning scored 4 runs in both the 3rd and 4th innings, which gave them enough runs to pull out the win. No injuries, fun game, provided all players an enjoyable event!"

Treedah Magee Realtor - 12 The Colonnade - 0


Treedah Magee Realtor played another good game against The Colonnade team, a 5 inning 12-0 win. Treedah's defense played well with the infield turning double plays, our outfield Dale Schroeder & Bob Leavengood 2 nice catches, key hits and solid pitching by Bill Shanahan, another good team effort. Treedah's 19 hits were led by Gary Kuhlman 3x3 4 rbi's 1 triple 1 dbl, Kenny Shick 2x2 2 rbi's 2 dbls, Daren Proctor 2x2 1 rbi 1 dbl, Roy Sours 2x2 1 rbi, Dale Schroeder 2x2, Dave Michels 3x3, Bob Higgins 1x2 2 rbi's 1 dbl, John Smith & Bill Shanahan 1x2 each, Bob Leavengood & Bob Williams 1x2 1 rbi each, Joel Last 0x2 2 hard hit balls that were caught.


The Colonnade team was not very good today. We had some individual efforts that were good but overall we were just plain outclassed by an outstanding opponent. In 5 innings we had a total of 8 hits. Ron Rogerson and Vern McMurray were 2 for 2.

Van Peursem Realtor - 7 Property Sisters Realtors - 10


"Heather Van Peursem Reality and Property Sisters had a battle in the sun. A game of 7 innings. However both teams were stopped by the Game Clock. Both teams entered the 7th inning with a vengeance. Sisters scored 8 runs in the 7th, had 2 out, we flipped. Heather started pounding out the runs, 8 runs, one out and two on base. Game over, we go back to the 6th inning and the Sister were victorious at 10-7 or 18-15 …………. Only 2 Batters were perfect at the plate: 4 X 4 Jack Indig and our volunteer Sub today Joe Gonski was perfect at 4 X 4 . Les Zirbel and Steve Rothschild were 3 X 4 . Ed Schofield had a good day with a 2 X 3 performance. Counting all 7 innings we had a 24 hit day.

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The Property Sisters started off slow finding themselves down 3 to 1 after 2 innings, but put up 4 in the 3rd holding the Heather team scoreless. In the 4th the Sisters put up one and held Heather to 2 still leading 6-5. In the 5th both teams were scoreless and in the 6th the Sisters put up 4 again holding Heather to 2 to maintain their lead 10-7. In the 7th the Sisters broke the game wide open scoring 8 and causing a flip flop still having two on base and two outs. The Heather team put up a good fight in the end adding 8 before time ran out and the score reverting back to the prior complete inning. The Sisters put up 26 hits in the game with everyone on the team having at least one hit. Defense was the key as our catcher, Gary Smith, caught a key foul for an out, went 2 for 3 and consistently backed up 1st base. Steve Lunde and sub Dan Nielsen made some spectacular defensive catches for key outs including a great double play between Lunde and Barney Armstrong. Bob Craig made two great defensive catches. Leading the offense today was Barney Armstrong going 4 for 4 with a Double and 3 RBI. Close behind were Dan Nielsen, Bobby Dooling and Steve Lunde all going 3 for 4. Nielsen adding 2 RBi, Dooling 2 RBI and a Double and Lunde 3 RBI and a Double. Butch Schultz went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and Paul Plapp and Buck Craig 2 for 3 each adding an RBI. Laura Johnson and Joe Osowiec were both 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI each. A well played game both offensively and defensively. When we put these two things together we’re pretty tough to beat. Thanks to our subs today, Laura Johnson, Dan Nielsen and Bob Leavengood.

Dick Steiman CPA - 12 Camino Eye Care - 11


Our star for the day could be Kris Koch who hit 4/4 with a triple and knocked in the walk-off winning run, or Bob Dooling (subbing for Ricky Herring) going 3/4 with 6 rbi’s and throwing out a lot of runners, but this writer is voting for Wayne Siers who not only did a fine job pitching but laced a lead off single in the last of the 7th to spark a 3 run rally to pull out a come-from-behind victory for the Dick Steiman, CPA team. Every member of the club had a hit and in addition to the above mentioned stars, 3 hits each were struck by Jeff Smith, Greg Church, Paul Pearson and Lonnie Saiz. Thanks also to Kurt Kanouse subbing for Bob Lessard. This was a great team win in the sunshine at our Field of Dreams!

Sub Marty Jiminez was 2-2, walked twice. Scored 3 times. Gary Armstrong was 3-4, scored 3 times, 3 R.B.I. Sub Gary Kulhman was 3-4, scored 3 times, 3 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau was perfect at the plate, 3-3, 1 sac fly, 3 R.B.I. Sub Joe Osowiec had 1 R.B.I. Good Defense. Annie Lowe, ball of fire, had 1 R.B.I. and great "D" in the outfield. Jim Tomich had a pair of hits, double. Lee Luft scored 3 times.

Brian Keep & Assoc - 15 Happy Ears Hearing - 17


Thru 5 inning we were tied with each team getting 4 in the 1st, 3rd and 5th. Both teams failed to score in the 6th but in the 7th the Ears came alive with 5 and held the Keepers to 3 with some great catches to win the game. The Ears played a great defense game. Every one on our team had at least a hit. Hitting was lead by Norm Volk 4/4, Dan Hofeditz 3/4 with a walk, double, homer run and 4 RBIs, and Roy Carpenter 3/4, Robert Blainey 2/4 with 4 RBIs. Bill Marchionni, Don Johnson, Mark Brenner and Michael Wilton each had 2 hits. Defense came up short today. We let to many balls get thru to the wall. Let start a new streak Monday.


In what has to be the upset of the year, Happy Ears defeated a very good first place team,Brian Keep Realtors 17-15. Both teams put up 4’s in the first, third, and fifth innings, and went scoreless in the others resulting in a 12-12 tie entering the 7th inning. The Ears scored 5 runs for a 17-13 lead with the realtors 3,4,and 5 hitters coming up. Thanks to great catches by Dorothy Mazur and Dave Laheey, Ears held on to win, Once again, our much improved defense was the key to victory. Dorothy’s 7th inning catch with the bases loaded prevented a grand slam, while Dave’s stumbling catch on a shorty fly sealed the win. Kevin Gillette made a couple of great plays at 2B. Joe Gonski lead the Ears(4-4), HR,double and 4rbi’s. Kevin Gillette was perfect(3-3) with a double. Greg Lynch (3-4) triple, Dave Layhee (3-4) both had three hits along with Tim Skala. It feels great to be back in the win column!

 

Games thru -  Monday, March 22, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 10 3 0 0.769
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 8 3 2 0.692
The Colonnade 4 8 1 0.346
Liberty Buick 4 8 1 0.346
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 11 1 0.115
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 11 1 1 0.885
Susy's Home Cleaning 9 4 0 0.692
Property Sisters Realtor 5 7 1 0.423
Camino Eye Care 5 8 0 0.385
Dick Steiman CPA 4 8 1 0.346
         

 Monday, March 22, 2021

Van Peursem Realtor - 7 Dick Steiman CPA - 6


Heather Van Peursem Reality and Dick Steiman had a defensive game of 6 ½ innings and Heather’s Team was victorious. We stopped them from scoring the tying run in the top of the 7th inning with a double play to end the game. Heather’s Team jumped out to a lead and after 3 innings it was 7-2. After that we never scored another run. That’s when our defense came to life. Only One Batter was perfect at the plate: 3 X 3 Pitcher Ed Musgrave and RBI: Our volunteer Sub today Ron Swanson was 2 X 3 and made some great catches in the out field. We had a lot of fielders choice hits. No one else got more than one hit. Patti Jones was perfect at the plate with two walks. Team total of hits were 12.


The Accountants got 28 baserunners today but could only score 6 runs. That lack of key hits coupled with sketchy defense resulted in a win for the Realtors. Everyone got on base at least once, with Dave Michels (subbing for Bob Herring) on 4 times, and these on 3 times: Jeff Smith, Daren Proctor (subbing for Ricky Herring), & Yvonne Becker (subbing for Al Miller). Also thanks to Brian Swenson subbing for Paul Pearson. Jeff Smith roving around the outfield made 5 or 6 very good catches to stifle the Realtors’ rallies.

Camino Eye Care - 8 Property Sisters Realtors - 17


Jim Stocker was 3-3, Jim Young was 2-2, scored once. Sub Marty Jiminez was 2-2, double, scored twice. 1 R.B.I. Dave Nathe was 2-2, double,1 R.B.I. Sub Les Zirbel was 2-2, 2 R.B.I. Sub Norm Volk was 2-3, scored once. Don Fordney was 2-3. Gary Armstrong was 3-4, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau had a pair of hits, 2 R.B.I. Lee Luft scored twice.


Property Sisters played one of our better games of the season today defeating a good Camino Eye Care Team. When our defense is playing well and the bats come alive it is very hard to beat the Sisters. The whole team played great defense today highlighted by two amazing catches of hard hit ground balls. One caught by shortstop Bob Dooling and another by 3rd baseman Joe Osowiec. Don Johnson made 2 good catches of fly balls in left field. Offensively we were led by Buck Craig 4/4 , 3 RBIs including a big 7th inning home run, Barney Armstrong 4/4 , 2 RBIs and 4 players, Dan Nielsen, Bob Dooling, Steve Lunde and Butch Schultz who were each 3/4. Joe Osowiec also had a big hit in our 6 run 7th inning. Thanks to our substitutes Dan Nielsen and Don Johnson. Both played well and contributed to our win.

The Colonnade - 8 Brian Keep & Assoc - 19


The Colonnade team went up against a great team today and held our own thru 5 innings, trailing just 8 to 11 after 5 innings. Then our hitting went south and we were held scoreless for the last two innings. Ray Hensley once again led the team in hitting (3 for 3) and defense, even deflecting a hit off his foot to the 1st baseman for an unassisted put out. Unintentional I'm sure. We had three players with 2 hits; last minute Sub Jeff Smith who played great at SS, Don Hanson and Mike Heitman who had a great catch of a line drive.


On a bright sunny day the Keepers brought their bats to score 19 on 30 hits. This is the most hits this season. Everyone had at least one hit. Hitting was lead by Robert Blainey 4/4 with 3 RBIs, Steve Coffman 4/4 with 3 RBIs, and Mark Brenner 4/4 with 2 RBIs. Dan Hofeditz, Roy Carpenter, and Dan Sykes each were 3/4. With 2 hits were Norm Volk, Bill Marchionni and Les Bonde (first homerun and 3 RBIs). Don Johnson had a triple and Michael Wilton a single. Even our defense came alive limiting the Colonnade to only 8 runs. A good day all around and a start to another run.

Treedah Magee Realtor - 14 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 11


Treedah Magee Realtor played a close game against a good Susy's Home Cleaning team and squeezed out a 14-11 win. Treedah started slow behind 4-1 after two innings. Treedah took the lead 5-4 after 3 innings and increased the lead to 14-8 after 6 innings and closed the game out in the top of the 7th 14-11. Treedah's infield played well turning double plays to end innings. Treedah's offense had key hits to keep innings alive. Our defense and good pitching by Bill Shanahan led to four shutout innings, another good team effort. Treedah's 24 hits were led by Gary Kuhlman 4x4 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Daren Proctor 3x3 1 dbl, John Smith 2x3 3 rbi's, Dale Schroeder 2x3 2 rbi's, Roy Sours & Joel Last 2x3 1 rbi each, Kenny Shick 2x3 1 rbi 1dbl, Bill Shanahan 2x2 1 bb, Dave Michels 2x4 3 rbi's, Bob Higgins 1x3 1 rbi, Bob Williams 1x3 1 dbl, Bob Leavengood 1x3.


Unfortunately, Susy’s was not running on all 12 cylinders today. Susy’s had 16 hits, which was not enough. We only scored in 3 innings. Treedah Magee won the game with a score of 14-11. Leading the way was Mark Glim who was 3-3 with a triple and 5 RBI’s. Kurt Kanouse was 3-3 with a home run and 2 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 3-3 with a double. Mark Beckner was 2-3 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Jim Tokar was 2-3. Klaus Holt and Mike Ryan were 1-3 with an RBI each. Sal Politi was 1-3. Cheri Swinehart and Terry Hughes each had a base on balls.

Liberty Buick - 13 Happy Ears Hearing - 11


Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’ with Liberty Buick. We all left some good jobs in the city to join a softball team in the Grand. But we never thought we’d find pure pleasure, ‘til we stretched our winning streak to two full games. Big hits keep on turning: double plays keep on churning; and we’re rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ down the line-up. That’s right sports fans – two in a row. A season high for Liberty. While the overall defense was somewhat spotty, the team made the outs when they were needed. Liberty was up 13 to 6 after 4 innings, but Happy Ears Hearing Centers crept back in the game to pull within 3. , then 2, then- it was over, as the Buicks post a 13 to 11 victory. Every made a contribution for Liberty. Norm Lustig scored twice and made numerous critical saves and catches at first base. Paul Schlender said “this game is easy, you just stand there and the fly balls come right to you.” The infield played exceptionally well. Lanny Auberg at third (2 for 3, RBI) had some great stops; Jim Parry was very busy at short and his tosses to first were spot on. Jim had a pair of RBI’s, a pair of runs scored and three hit in his three trips to the plate; Gene Fleck helped turn another double play while going 2 for 2 with a walk, RBI and 2 runs scored; Larry Apple at Second had a hit, an RBI, and some fine defensive play. Bob Dye was perfect on the day – 3 for 3 2 runs score and 2 RBI’s; when Happy a Ears issued an intentional pass to Jim Parry to load the bases, all Ron Swanson did was drive in all three. He also had two other hits and 2 runs scored. A million thanks to sub Steve Coffman. He brightens up the field, and while the sun did cause him a few problems in Left Center, his 2 run homer was the difference in the game. Thanks Steve.


"Despite playing their best defense of the year, (2 errors), Happy Ears lost their eleventh consecutive game to Liberty Buick 14-10. Greg Lynch was a vacuum cleaner at third with two outstanding plays and a throw to get a runner at home plate! Joe Gonski , and Yvonne Becker had great catches of difficult balls. SUB Ernie Huxhold was stellar at short. As respects our offense it continues to be stagnant even though we had 19 hits, we only scored 10 runs. We hit into three DP’s which took us out of 3 innings! Joe Gonski (2-2) with 2 RBI’s, Dave Layhee (3-4), Greg Lynch (3-4) led the Ears. Jack Madio,Tim Skala, Dorothy Mazur, and Ernie had 2 hits and .(3) RBI’s.Sherry Westland had a single to start a rally in the 7th but a DP ended the game. Hats off to Liberty as they played a solid game. Thanks to Ernie for subbing!"

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 9 3 0 0.750
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 7 3 2 0.667
The Colonnade 4 7 1 0.375
Liberty Buick 3 8 1 0.292
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 10 1 0.125
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 10 1 1 0.875
Susy's Home Cleaning 9 3 0 0.750
Camino Eye Care 5 7 0 0.417
Property Sisters Realtor 4 7 1 0.375
Dick Steiman CPA 4 7 1 0.375
         

 Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Brian Keep & Assoc - 9 Treedah Magee Realtor - 19


Well it was not a good Saint Patrick’s Day for the Keepers. We were beat badly by a hard hitting good defense Treedah Magee Team. We had 19 hits but only could score 9 runs. Which is not our normal productivity. Hitting was load by Steve Coffman 3/3, Sub Rick Pearson 2/3 with a double and a triple, Dan Hofeditz 2/4, Norm Volk 2/4, Dan Sykes 2/3, Bill Marchionni 2/3, Mark Brenner 2/3 and Michael Wilton 2/3. Defense let to many ball go to the wall. This was our first lost of the season so let start another win streak.


Treedah Magee Realtor played their best game of the season against a good Brian Keep & Assoc. team and won 19-9 in a 7 inning game. Treedah took the lead after the first inning 4-2, and led 14-8 through 5 innings. Treedah closed the game out scoring 5 more runs to 1 run for Brain Keep in the final 2 innings. Treedah's defense played well, no errors, our offense played great with 14 extra base hits and Bill Shanahan pitched another good game with 3 shutout innings. A great team effort by all. Treedah's 26 hits were led by Gary Kuhlman 4x4 2 rbi's 1 HR 1 triple 1 dbl, Kenny Shick 4x4 3 rbi's 2 dbl's, John Smith 3x3 1 rbi 1dbl, sub Brian Swenson 3x3 2 rbi's, Dave Michels 3x4 2 rbi's 2 HR, Bob Higgins 2x4 5 rbi's 2 HR, Daren Proctor 2x3 1 rbi 1 triple, Bob Leavengood 2x3 1 rbi 1 dbl, Bob Williams 1x2 1 rbi 1 sac, Joel Last 1x2 1 rbi 1 bb, Bill Shanahan 1x3. Thank you to Brian Swenson for subbing for us.

The Colonnade - 10 Camino Eye Care - 9


The Colonnade team won our 4th game of the season today, plating 10 run on 19 hits. Our defense was great and our offense was just good enough to win by 1. Our batting was led by Don Hanson, 3 for 3 with a homerun and Dave Bagwell, 3 for 3 with a homerun. 5 players were 2 for 3 with Vern McMurray hitting a homerun and a double. Our best game of the season so far with every player contributing.


Dave Nathe was again perfect at the plate, 3-3, 2 doubles, home run, scored twice, 3 R.B.I. Gary Armstrong was 2-2, walk, triple, scored 3 times, 2 R.B.I. Jim, Tomish was 2-3, double, scored once. Sub Joe Gonski was 2-3, double, 3 R.B.I. Sub Cheri Swinehart was 2-3, 2 doubles, scored once. Subs: Joe Gonski for Pierre Boudreau Cheri Swinehart for Fred Swan.

Van Peursem Realtor - 16 Happy Ears Hearing - 12


Heather Van Peursem Reality and Happy Ears Hearing Center had a contest of 6 ½ innings and Heather’s Team got back into the winning column. We stopped them from scoring just one run in 4 innings. Heather’s Team had their first four batters score 4 runs to match Happy Ears 4 runs in the first inning. That’s when our defense came to life: with two double plays and a triple play at home plate. Batters who were perfect at the plate: Ray Kouns hit 4x4; Rick Pearson 3x3 with a walk, a double and a triple; Steve Rothschild 3x3 with a double; Ed Abrams 3x4 also a triple; Our pitcher had a nice day with a 3x4 hitting. The two Jack’s ( Braly and Indig) had a 2x3 day. Les Zirbel pounded 2x3. I thought our infield looked good for their second game together. Everyone on the Team had at least one hit that contributed to our 26 hit total and 3 walks. A big thank you to Cheri Swinehart for playing the outfield.


Un Happy Ears losing streak continued! After opening the game with a 4 run inning and adding 4 in the third to take a one run lead, the bats went silent in a 16-12 loss ito a very good hitting Heather Van Pearson Realtor team. Joe Gonski led the Ears with (3-3) including his 9th home run of the season, and 4 RBI’s.Kevin Gillette was also(3-3). Glen Zelkind was 2-3 with his first home run (oxygen was on hand in case he needed it). Also contributing with 2 hits were Yvonne Becker, Greg Lynch,Jack Madio, and Dave Layhee. A shout out to Sherry Westland who had her first 2 hit game and her first double. The Ears may be down but we’re not . I’m confident since our offense has come to life, (56 runs in the last 4 games), we will win on Monday,

Liberty Buick - 15 Property Sisters Realtors - 6


Liberty Buick’s Bob Dye went 4 for 4, including a 3 run Homer, scored 3 times and drove in 3, while Ron Swanson was also 4 for 4, with a run scored and 5 RBI’s, in Liberty’s 15 to 6 win over Property Sisters Realtors. The 8 to 1 lead after 2 innings by the Buicks, was mainly due to excellent defense. Property Sisters first batter, skyed an infield pop-up, rounded first and headed to second while Liberty infielders waited for the ball to roll foul. However, catcher Don Henkes alertly knew the rotations would end in fair territory, scooped up the ball and fired a strike to second for the tag out. So it went as defensive gems reigned for Liberty. Norm Lustig, at first, had a relatively mild day, as most balls arrived chest high rather on the second hop. Gary Christofferson, at deep rover was busy snagging liners and, tossing runners out at second on well fielded hits up the middle. Overall, it was in order to award 12 Golden Gloves to the team for an almost error free game. Also for the Buicks, Jim Parry had 3 hits in 4 trips; Dick Kohnen was 3 for 3; Ollie Muzslay had a pair of RBI’s in his 2 for 3 day; and Lanny Auberg drove one in on a couple of hits. Way to go Liberty !


Sadly the “Luck of the Irish” didn’t help the Property Sisters today when they lost to a hard hitting Liberty Buick. Property Sisters just couldn’t put together a string of hits and the Buick Boys seemed to be able to hit them where we weren’t. Leading the way for the Sisters today was Steve Lunde going 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. Bobby Dooling was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI, Vicki Hanson 2 for 3 and Joe Osowiec 2 for 3 and Barney Armstrong 1 for 3 with an RBI. Bobby Dooling made some terrific catches for key outs.

Suzy's Home Cleaning - 16 Dick Steiman CPA - 2


Wow – What a game! Susy’s Home Cleaning was running on all 12 cylinders today. Our offense and defense played our best game of the season. We had 21 hits in 4 innings and beat Steiman’s CPA’s 16-2. Leading the way was Sal Politi who was 3-3 with 2 RBI’s. Kurt Kanouse was 3-3 with 2 RBI’s. Mark Beckner was 2-2 with a triple, a home run, and 4 RBI’s. Mark played outstanding at shortstop today. Super sub, Ray Kouns, was 2-2 with a home run and 3 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 2-2 with a triple and an RBI. Dan pitched another great game. Annie Lowe was 2-2 and played a great 2nd Base. Klaus Holt was 1-1 with an RBI and a base on balls. Jim Tokar was 1-1 with a base on balls. Terry Hughes was 1-1 with a base on balls and 2 RBI’s. Bob Lindsay was 1-2 with an RBI. Bob played a nice 1st base. Dan Nielson, Sub, was 1-2.


Did anybody get the license plate number of that Mack truck?? The only bright spots for the Accountants were 2/2s by Greg Church, Kris, Koch, Chip White & Artie Stackpole (subbing for Wayne Siers). Thanks also to subs Doug Asleson for Bob Lessard, Don Cleveland for Paul Pearson & Vicki Hanson for Al Miller.

 

Games thru -  Monday, March 15, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 8 3 0 0.727
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 6 3 2 0.636
The Colonnade 3 7 1 0.318
Liberty Buick 2 8 1 0.227
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 9 1 0.136
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 10 0 1 0.955
Susy's Home Cleaning 8 3 0 0.727
Camino Eye Care 5 6 0 0.455
Property Sisters Realtor 4 6 1 0.409
Dick Steiman CPA 4 6 1 0.409
         

 Monday, March 15, 2021

Property Sisters Realtors - 15 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 21


On a cold , cloudy Monday morning Property Sisters lost to Suzy's Home Cleaning by a score of 21-15. Although I am not sure we really lost much - I know we had as much fun as they did and if you forget the first 2 innings we played them dead even. Suzy's Home Cleaning did played a very good game, so this one must go in the loss column. The Home Cleaners are a very hard hitting team. The Sisters defense and their bats were a little off for the first 2 innings. From the 3rd inning on we played pretty well. The defense did come around and we banged out 26 hits for the game. . Offensive leaders for Property Sisters today were; Butch Schultz, 3/4 with 3 RBIs including a 3 run homer; Dan Nielsen 4/4 with 2 RBIs; Buck Craig 3/3 with 2 RBIs and Barney Armstrong 3/4 with 1 RBI. Thanks to Dan Nielsen for substituting today in left center field. He did a great job.


What a great game today. Susy’s Home Cleaning had a season high 32 hits and a season high 21 runs scored. We got our 8th Victory with a win over Property Sisters 21-15. Our record is 8-3. Leading the way was Mark Beckner who was 4-4 with a double, a triple, 2 home runs, and 3 RBI’s. WOW!! Dan Maguire was 4-4 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI’s. Dan also pitched another great game. Kurt Kanouse was 4-4 with a double and 4 RBI’s. Don Cleveland, SUB, was 4-4 with an RBI. Jackie Couzens was 3-4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Sal Politi was 3-4 with 2 RBI’s. Mark Glim was 2-3 with a sacrifice and 1 RBI. Klaus Holt was 2-3 with a base on balls and an RBI. Terry Hughes was 2-3 with an RBI. Jim Tokar was 2-4 with an RBI. Bob Lindsay was 1-4 with an RBI. Cheri Swinehart, SUB, was 1-4.

Dick Steiman CPA - 11 Treedah Magee Realtor - 10


The division cellar dwelling Dick Steiman, CPA team pulled off the upset of the season by edging the division leading Treedah Magee Realtor team. It was a case of very good pitching by Wayne Seirs – repeatedly getting some of their big guns to hit ground balls or fly outs – and solid defense. The offense got just enough key hits to score 11 runs. We were led by lead-off hitter Jeff Smith who banged out 2 triples in his 3 hits and scored 3 runs. Kurt Kanouse (subbing for bob Lessard) was a perfect 3/3 including a triple. Chip White was a solid 3/3. Others with 2 hits were Lester Zirbel (subbing for Ricky Herring), Kris Koch, Lonnie Saiz. Thanks for these subs and Bob Dooling (for Paul Pearson) and Laura Johnson (for Al Miller).


Treedah Magee Realtor played a close game against a good Dick Steiman, CPA team and lost 11-10. Treedah led 2-1 after the first inning and played from behind the remainder of the game closing the game out at the top of the 7th inning with the tying run on third base. Both teams played well in a very competitive game. Treedah was led by Daren Proctor 3x3 3 rbi's 1 triple, Kenny Shick 3x3 3 rbi's 2 dbl's 1 bb, Bob Higgins 3x4 2 rbi's 1 triple, Gary Kuhlman 2x4, Joel Last 2x3 1 rbi, John Smith 1x3 1 rbi, sub Dan Sykes 1x4 1 dbl, Bob Leavengood 1x3, Bob Williams 1x2 1 bb, Dave Michels 1x4, Bill Shanahan 0x2.

Camino Eye Care - 13 Liberty Buick - 1


"Camino Eye boys and gal came to play ball. Jim Young was 3-3, double, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Great Defense. Sub Gary Kuhlman was perfect at the plate, 3-3, 2 doubles, home run, 4 R.B.I. scored 3 times. Dave ""The Legend"" Nathe was 3-3, 2 over the wall home runs, scored twice, 6 R.B.I. Jim Stocker was 2-2, 1 R.B.I. Neil Clewell had 1 R.B.I. Lee Luft was 2-3, scored twice , and was the winning pitcher.
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Et tu Brute !!!!!!!!! A hoard of toga wearing assassins stormed Liberty Buick, on the Ides of March, slashing the tires, breaking the windows and pouring sugar in the gas tank. Following this brutal assault, they set upon each and every passenger and pummeled them with blow after blow until they were forced to capitulate. Thus was the almost perfect storm raging against a dozen helpless Liberty Buick mechanics. Each was allowed only two opportunities to prove their worth at the plate. Each was systematically cut down; save one – Gary Christofferson, the rover, who survived both trips to the plate, scoring the lone run allowed by the monsters called Camino Eye. Only 4 other hits were afforded to the Buicks. Noteworthy, however, were the valiant defensive efforts put forth, not only by Christofferson, but by Norm Lustig at first base (who also secured one of the other rare hits). And so it was as Camino’s powerful twelve put up 13 runs to send the mechanics to the early showers. Yea verily, there is always another contest.

Happy Ears Hearing - 15 The Colonnade - 17


Another close game for happy ears. We were in it till the Colonnade batters came alive in the top of the 7th. The ears came back but not enough. Joe Gonski hit a massive home run. Sherry Westland was 2/3 at the plate and made 2 great catches of pop ups. Ears not that happy as the game ended Colonnade 17 Ears 15


The Colonnade team won our 3rd game of the season today, plating 17 runs. Ray Hensley and Dave Bagwell were 4 for 5 and Marty Jiminez and Mike Mcginn were 3 for 4. Mike Sullivan had 3 RBIs. Our defense was on fire only giving up 4 runs in one inning.

Brian Keep & Assoc - 18 Van Peursem Realtor - 13


On a hot day the Keepers bats were hot in the first inning scoring 4 but Heather came back with 3 in the 2nd and 3rd to take a 3 run lead. We score 4 in the 3rd and 2 in the 4th to take the lead back 10 to 7. They came back with 4 in the 5th and we score 4 in the 5th and 6th to take a 7 run lead going into the 7th. We held them to 2 in the 7th to win a very competitive game. We produced 22 hit and 18 run for a very efficient game. Every one had at leas one hit. Hitting was lead by Roy Carpenter 3 /4, Norm Volk 3/4, Robert Blainey 3/3 with 4 RBIs, Don Johnson 3/3, Dan Hofeditz 2/3, Dan Sykes 2/3, Sub Don Cleveland 2/3. Norm Volk caught a line drive to double up a runner to end the game. Defense was good to day for the most part.


Heather Van Peursem Reality and Brian Keep and Assoc. contest of 6 ½ innings and Heather’s Team lost out again (?). We just could not stop them from scoring. Heather’s Team had our first four batters score one run and 3 outs. That’s what we call in the Biz aah, bad start. Three players were perfect at the plate: Ed Abrams 4x4 incl. a triple; Ron Swanson (SUB) 3x3 Ron Swanson also had a double; and Les Zirbel pounded 3x3. Playing short stop for the first time this season Ray Kouns hit 3x4 . I thought our infield looked good for their first game, and against an unbeaten team. Kudos to Ray Kouns with Ed Abrams at Rover, Les Zibel at 2nd and Ed Schofield at first. Our new player in the outfield Rick Pearson gave us strong support against their left-hand hitting. Four other players were 2x3: They were Steve Rothschild; and Jack Indig. Hitting 2x4 were Ed Musgrave; and Rick Pearson. Everyone had at least one hit that contributed to our 25 hit total.

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 8 2 0 0.800
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 6 2 2 0.700
The Colonnade 2 7 1 0.250
Liberty Buick 2 7 1 0.250
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 8 1 0.150
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 9 0 1 0.950
Susy's Home Cleaning 7 3 0 0.700
Property Sisters Realtor 4 5 1 0.450
Camino Eye Care 4 6 0 0.400
Dick Steiman CPA 3 6 1 0.350
         

 Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Property Sisters Realtors - 12 Treedah Magee Realtor - 17


he Property Sisters bats started an inning to late this morning. After falling behind 4-0 in the 1st inning the Sisters never gave up and kept fighting back but we just could not get ahead. Both teams played well today. The Property Sisters defense continued to play well highlighted by a Steve Lunde to Barney Armstrong double play doubling up a very fast runner and Judy Muller catching 2 high fly balls in short left field. Offensive leaders for today were Steve Lunde 4/4 with 1 RBI, Buck Craig 3/4 with 2 RBIs, Barney Armstrong 3/4 with 2 RBIs and Joe Osoweic 3/4 with 1 RBI.


Treedah Magee Realtor played a hard hitting Property Sisters Realty team and pulled out a 17-12 win in a 7 inning game. Treedah started fast leading 4-0 after the first inning. Both teams played even through the 5th inning with Treedah leading 14-11. The scoring slowed down in the final 2 innings with Treedah closing the game out 17-12. The game was very competitive for both teams. Treedah's 25 hits were led by Kenny Shick 3x3 3 rbi's 1 bb, Roy Sours 3x3 1 rbi, Bob Higgins 3x4 4 rbi's, Gary Kuhlman 3x4 2 rbi's 1 triple 1 dbl, Daren Proctor 3x4, John Smith 2x3 3 rbi's, Bob Williams 2x3 2 rbi's 1 HR 1 dbl, Bob Leavengood 2x3 1 rbi 1 dbl, sub Dan Nielson 2x4, Dale Schroeder 1x3, Bill Shanahan 1x2 1 bb, Joel Last 0x3 1 rbi. Thank you to sub Dan Nielson for playing for Treedah, Dan's first game in the Blue League.

Suzy's Hpme Cleaning - 17 Van Peursem Realtor - 12


Susy's Home Cleaning played a great game against a very good Heathers team. Susy's won the game 17-12 and had 24 hits in 5 innings at bat. Leading the way was Kurt Kanouse who was 3-3 with 2 triples and 4 RBI's. Mark Glim was 3-3 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Sal Politi was 3-3 with 2 RBI's. Dan Maguire was 2-2 with a double, a sacrifice fly, and 2 RBI's. Mark Beckner was 2-3 with a double, a triple, and 1 RBI. Jackie Couzens was 2-3 with a double and 3 RBI's. Jim Tokar was 2-3 with 2 RBI's. Bob Lindsay was 2-3 with 1 RBI. Annie Lowe and Klaus Holt were 2-3. Mike Ryan was 1-3 with a triple and an RBI. Terry Hughes had a base on balls.


Heather Van Peursem Reality and Susy’s Home Care had a hitting contest of 5 ½ innings and Heather’s Team lost out. Heather’s Team didn’t put together a sustained offence or defense. In fact we made one infield out. Three players were perfect at the plate 3 hits out of 3 plate appearances. Rick Pearson; Jack Braly and Vikki Hanson (SUB). Five players managed 2 hits Ed Abrams; Ed Musgrave; Doug Asleson (SUB); Daren Proctor (SUB) and Patti Jones. Only one player managed a extra base hit, that was Daren Proctor (SUB). Every player on the Team contributed at least one hit. After 5 1/2 innings, The Heather team had a total of 23 hits with 0 walks. Big Thank You to all our subs: VIKKI, DOUG AND DAREN for volunteering for Heather Van Peursem Reality Team today.

Dick Steiman CPA - 3 The Colonnade - 12


The Accountants were unable to find their balance today and so were beaten by The Colonnade, who played quite well. We did have 5 batters get 2 hits: Ricky Herring, Greg Church, Al Miller, Chip White and Jeff Smith (who also had 2 hits Monday that did not get reported – sorry Jeff). That’s all there is folks!


The Colonnade team played their best game of the season today Scoring 12 runs in 6 innings while holding the Accountants to just 3 runs in 7 innings. A stellar defensive game for us with Ray Hensley pitching great and some great catches in the outfield. Offensively our sub Lester Zirbel was 3 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBI's, Dave Bagwell was 2 for 3 with a homerun, a triple and 5 RBI's. Ron Rogerson, Don Hanson, Marty Jiminez, and Vern McMurray each had RBI's.

Brian Keep & Assoc - 20 Liberty Buick - 8


On a sunny day the Keeper’s bats we hot. We produced 29 his in 6 innings to mercy Liberty. Hitting was lead by Dan Hofeditz 3/3, Robert Blainey 3/3 with 2 doubles, Dan Sykes 3/3 with a triple and 4 RBIs, Bill Marchionni 3/3, Pat Moriarity 3/3 with a double, and Michael Wilton 3/3. Roy Carpenter was 3/4, Steve Coffman 2/3 with a walk and 3 RBIs, Don Johnson 2/3 and Les Bonde 2/3. Every one on the team had at least one hit. Defense was better today holding Liberty to just 8 runs.


"In a devastating blow to automobile dealership sponsors around the world, the wining streak of Liberty Buicks’ fine Sun City Grand Blue League Team came to an abrupt end today in a most unusual manner. It seems that the team, which had severely routed its prior opponent, became the actual victim of such a rout. The final score was a disgraceful 20 to 8 in favor of Brian Keep & Associates, a heavy underdog in this contest.. After Liberty’s last win, talk of winning the Championship dominated the locker room, but was quickly quashed by the Managers who reminded the team that it was merely half way through the season. While the Managers felt that it was a distinct possibility, yeah, a probability that the team would finish on top, they did remind the players that the last time a “car sponsored team” won a title – the Hupmobile was America’s best selling car.
Despite the crushing defeat, kudos go out Bill Coulter who was 3 for 3 at the plate and had 4 RBI’s (half of the teams total). Ron Swanson drove in a pair, scored a pair and had a pair of hits. Others with 2 hits include Jim Parry (2 runs scored); Larry Apple and sub Kris Koch. Bob Dye made a pair of fine catches in the outfield. Gary Christofferson stabbed a pair of hard hit shots down the line at third base, and added a hit, a walk, and a run scored. Liberty Buick is well positioned for the second half of the season and looks forward to reigniting its winning streak. Brian Keep goes to 9 -0 – 1."

Happy Ears Hearing - 17 Camino Eye Care - 26


Happy Ears started the game with back to back 4’s, and it was all down hill after that. While the bats were working, producing 14 runs and 23 hits, Happy Ears were soundly beaten by Camino Eye Care, a very strong offensive team 26-14. There is no doubt that this was our worst defensive effort of the year with 11 errors, two botched double plays and several base running miscues, clearly we dug our own grave! Joe Gonski led us with( 3-3,)2 home runs, a double, walk and 4 RBI’s. Glen Zelkind(3-4) Bob Dooling subbing for the injured Karen Olsen)(3-4) double, and Artie Stackpole (3-3) subbing for Jack Madio had 3 hits. Chipping in with 2 hits were Yvonne Becker (2-3), Kevin Gillette (2-3), Tim Skala (2-3) with a home run,2 rbi’s, Dave Layhee (2-3). Dave and Dorothy Mazur had great catches, now if we can only find some way to keep him from falling. Thanks to Bob and Artie for subbing. Artie pitched a good game, we gave him little support! Karen, we hope your knee injury is minimal, so hurry back, we miss you!


Camino Eye Care boys came out for bear. Forty hits for the team. Five players were perfect at the plate. Again "The Legend" Dave Nathe was 3-3, a walk, 2 doubles, a home run that bounced outside Home Run drive. scored 3 times, 2 R.B.I. Jim Young was 5-5, scored 3 times. Jim Tomish was 4-4, 1 double, scored twice. 2 R.B.I. Jim Stocker was 4-4, triple, double, scored 3 times, 2 R.B.I. Don Fordney was 4-4, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Lee Luft had 4 hits, scored 3 times, 3 R.B.I. and was the winning pitcher. Gary Armstrong, "killer" had 4 hits, 3 doubles, scored 3 times, 4 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau had 3 hits, 1 triple, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Neil Clewell had a pair of hits, double, scored twice, 2 R.B.I. Neil had a home run voided. Neil back in action. Frank Rainaldi had a pair of hits, scored once. Joey Riozzuto had a pair of hits, scored 3 times, 3 R.B.I. and made a great game ending catch.

 

Games thru -  Monday, March 8, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 7 2 0 0.778
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 6 1 2 0.778
Liberty Buick 2 6 1 0.278
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 7 1 0.167
The Colonnade 1 7 1 0.167
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 8 0 1 0.944
Susy's Home Cleaning 6 3 0 0.667
Property Sisters Realtor 4 4 1 0.500
Dick Steiman CPA 3 5 1 0.389
Camino Eye Care 3 6 0 0.333
         

 Monday, March 8, 2021

The Colonnade - 4 Liberty Buick - 15


In its best game of the season thus far, Liberty Buick crushed the Colonnade 15 to 4. Although each team only had one prior win this season, Liberty really stepped up as its defense played almost error free ball. The infield made numerous great fielding plays, anchored by Norm Lustig at First who seemed like a human vacuum cleaner as he scooped up everything hit or thrown his way. His hit and RBI in the second inning extended what became the first of Liberty’s three- four run innings. Ollie Muzslay, subbing in Right, made a super catch on a hard hit ball, blunting a would-be rally by Colonnade. Ollie had a hit, run scored and an RBI for the cause. Jim Parry also excelled at Shortstop. Not only was he perfect on the day with grounders, but he ranged far back into the grass to grab a high pop-up. Jim added 2 RBI’s, 2 hits and a run scored to his seasons’ stats. Lanny Auberg, coming off a muscle pull which kept him out one game, pulled another muscle (different leg), while chasing a grounder. Despite the injury, he went 4 for 4 with 3 runs scored (by pinch runners) as the teams lead-off batter. We can’t forget to mention Ron Swanson, who was 4 fo4 4 at the plate, scoring 3 times and knocking in 4. Gary Christofferson was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Pitcher Dick Kohnen had a perfect 3 for 3 day, scoring twice; and, our thanks to sub Deep Rover, Don Johnson scoring one, driving in one with 2 hits in three trips.


The Colonnade team left their bats a home this morning getting just 11 hits in 30 at bats. Sub Mark Beckner lead our hitting going 2 for 3 with 2 doubles. Marty Jiminez was 2 for 3 with a nice double. Don Hanson also had a double. Ron Rogerson and Vern McMurry were 2 for 3

Suzy's Home Cleaning - 15 Brian Keep & Assoc - 17


Today’s game was a slugfest, with the Brian Keep team winning 17-15. Susy’s had 3 homeruns in the last inning, but we just fell short of winning the game. It was a valiant effort and we scored 6 runs in the 7th inning. We had 27 hits. Leading the way was Dan Maguire who was 4-4 with 4 RBI’s. Kurt Kanouse was 4-4 with a home run and an RBI. Mike Ryan was 4-4 with a double. Sal Politi was 3-3 with a home run and an RBI. Mark Beckner was 3-4 with a double, a triple, and an RBI. Mark Glim was 3-4 with a home run and 5 RBI’s. Klaus Holt was 3-4. Bob Lindsay was 1-3 with an RBI. Annie Lowe was 1-4. Jim Tokar had an RBI.


The Keepers jumped off scoring 4 in the first but failed to score again until the 4th inning where we scored 3 to take a 7 to 4 lead. We scored 4 and they scored 4 in the 5th to make it a 11 to 8 game. We scored 2 and they score 1 in the 6th making it a 13 to 9 game. In the 7th we again score 4 but their bats got hot and they scored 6 to lose the game 17 to 15. Our defense had been good until the last inning when we let down our guard. We produce 27 hits lead buy Robert Blainey 4/4 with 2 doubles, and 4 RBIs, Bill Marchionni 4/4, Roy Carpenter 3/4, Norm Volk 3/4, Dan Hofeditz 3/4 with a double, a triple and 4 RBIs, Steve Coffman 3/4, Dan Sykes 3/4 with a double, and Pat Moriarity 2/3 with a triple. Overall a very close game against a very good team who almost came back to win.

Treedah Magee Realtor - 16 Happy Ears Hearing - 14


Treedah Magee Realtor played a tough game against a good Happy Ears Hearing team and pulled out a 16-14 win. The game was close through 3 innings with Treedah leading 6-4. Treedah widened the gap through the 6th inning leading 16-10 and closed the game out in the top of the 7th inning 16-12. Treedah's offense was led by John Smith 4x4 4 rbi's 1 triple 1dbl, sub Steve Lunde 4x4 1 rbi 1 dbl, Bob Leavengood 3x3 1 rbi 1 triple, Bob Williams 3x3, Gary Kuhlman & Kenny Shick 3x4 3 rbi's 1 HR each, Dave Michels 3x4 1 rbi, Daren Proctor 3x4, Dale Schroeder 2x3 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Joel Last 2x3 1 rbi, Bill Shanahan 2x3, Roy Sours 0x2 1 bb. Thank you to sub Steve Lunde for helping us out today, fine job.


Although Happy Ears played one it’s better games, it was not quite good enough to beat one of the better teams, Treedah Magee Realtors losing their 7th straight game 16-14. Happy Ears took an early 4-2 lead, but they never lead again after the realtors rallied in the 3rd inning to take a 6-4 lead. Joe Gonski 3-3, 3 rbi’s, triple, Tim Skala 3-4, HR, 2 rbi’s, and Yvonne Becker 3-3 lead the Ears. Chipping in with 2 hits were Glenn Zelkind 2-3, triple, Greg Lynch 2-3, and Maynard March 2-3 with 2 RBI’s, double. Sherry Westland, KO, and Kevin Gillette chipped in with singles. Thanks to Artie Stackpole for subbing, pitching a good game with no walks, and a hit. Clearly, there are better days ahead starting with Wednesday when the Ears aim to soundly trounce Camino Eye Care, no disrespect intended!

Van Peursem Realtor - 18 Camino Eye Care - 17


Heather Van Peursem Reality and Camino Eye Care had a hitting contest in 6 ½ innings and Heather’s Team squeaked out a win. Again it was a team win. The only inning that no one scored, was the third inning. We had 4 players perfect at the plate 3X3: Ray Kouns (Triple); Rick Pearson (double); Ed Musgrave; Les Zirbel (Double, Home Run); Six Players were 2x3 at home plate: Ed Abrams; Bob Lessard (double) subbing for Steve Chambers; Steve Rothschild ; Steve Schofield; Jack Indig (Triple) and Sam Bernhardt (double). Every player on the Team contributed at least one hit. After 6 innings The Heather team had a total of 26 hits with 0 walks. Thanks Bob Lessard for volunteering again for Heather Van Peursem Reality Team.


Frank Ranaldi was 4-4, great catch at home plate, 1 R.B.I. Gary Armstrong was 4-4, 2 doubles, triple, scored 3 times. 4 R.B.I. Dave " The Legend" Nathe was 3-3, intentional walk, double, triple, out of the park home run. scored 3 times, 5 R.B.I. His triple, bounced off the wall, should have been a home run. Pierre Boudreau had 3 hits, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Jim Stocker was 3-4, double, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Fred Swan was 3-4, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Neil Clewell scored once, 1 R.B.I. Jim Tomish had a double, scored once. Jim Young scored twice. Joey Rizzuto had 1 R.B.I. (Editor's Note: Thanks go to Sherry Westland who generously loaned her hat to me until I could find one in the equipment shed. I was late for the game and in haste left mine at home. My apologies to all!)

Property Sisters Realtors - 15 Dick Steiman CPA - 10


The Property Sisters continued with stellar defense today beating the Steiman team 15-10. Barney Armstrong played a nearly flawless game at first base making several incredible catches. The team of Dooling and Lunde made several key double plays to save runs and shut down scoring. The Sisters scored in all but one inning while holding the Steiman team scoreless in 4 of the 7 innings. Leading the scoring effort today was Vicki Hanson who was 3 for 3 and a walk and 4 RBI. Doug Asleson was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and Bobby Dooling 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. Joe Osoweic was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI, with Judy Muller and Barney Armstrong each 2 for 3 with an RBI each. Bob Craig was 2 for 2 with a walk, a triple and 2 RBI and Butch Schultz was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Buck Craig was 3 for 3 and scored twice and Steve Lunde was 2 for 3 and scored once. It was a total team effort for the Sisters.


Oh those Monday blues (is that legitimate when we are retired?). The Dick Steiman, CPA team lost another Monday game to a hard-hitting, good fielding Property Sister Realtor team. Our top hitter was Greg Church with a double, single & walk , knocking in 3 runs. Ricky Herring had a strong 3/4 game with a double and 3 runs scored. Also on base twice were Bob Lessard, Al Miller, Paul Pearson, Lonnie Saiz and Wayne Siers. A little short on key hits as we had 20+ runners but only plated 10 runs. Hats off to the Realtors who made all the necessary plays!

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, March 3, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 6 2 0 0.750
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 5 1 2 0.750
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 6 1 0.188
Liberty Buick 1 6 1 0.188
The Colonnade 1 6 1 0.188
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 7 0 1 0.938
Susy's Home Cleaning 6 2 0 0.750
Property Sisters Realtor 3 4 1 0.438
Dick Steiman CPA 3 4 1 0.438
Camino Eye Care 3 5 0 0.375
         

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Treedah Magee Realtor - 18 Liberty Buick - 6


Treedah Magee Realtor played well against a good Liberty Buick team and pulled out a 18-6 win in a 6 inning game. Treedah took the lead 4-1 after the first inning, after the 5th inning led 14-6 and closed the game out 18-6. Treedah's defense played well with good catches in the infield, key hits and good pitching, led to another good team effort. Treedah's 22 hits were led by Daren Proctor 3x3 5 rbi's 1 HR 1 dbl, Kenny Shick 3x3 2 rbi's 1 HR, John Smith 3x3 2 rbi's, Roy Sours 3x3 1 rbi, Dave Michels 3x3 1 rbi 1 HR, Bob Williams 2x2 3 rbi's 1 HR 1 dbl, Bob Leavengood 1x2 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Bob Higgins 1x2 1 rbi 1 dbl 1 bb, Gary Kuhlman 1x3 1 triple, Dale Schroeder 1x2 1 rbi, Joel Last 1x2. Bill Shanahan pitched another good game with two shut out innings and three 1 run innings.


The Buick’s carburetor was flooded from the first time Treedah hit the ignition. The realtors were humming on all cylinders as they breezed to an 18 to 6 victory over an enthusiastic, but under performing pit crew. Defensive honors for Liberty go to Gary Christofferson who made a number of great stops at third on sharply hit balls. Offensive kudso were justly earned by “rookie” Don Henkes, who went 3 for 3 while scoring once and driving one in. This came despite an unfortunate accident when a high pop foul ball was gusted by the wind and landed on the catchers noggin rather than his mitt. Don was fine and showed no ill effects. Jim Parry had 2 RBI’s as he went 2 for 3. Ollie Muzslay, subbing in the outfield, had 2 RBI’s in his two for two day at the plate. Ron Swanson chipped in two hits.

Dick Steiman CPA - 15 Happy Ears Hearing - 11


"The Dick Steiman, CPA team played it’s best game of the season to beat Happy Ears Hearing Center. It was another day for 3s: it was our 3rd win, all on Wednesdays; 4 players were a perfect 3/3 – Kris Koch, Ricky Herring, Bob Lessard & Al Miller; Kris Koch legged out two 3-baggers and Ricky Herring had 1 triple. 2 hits each were recorded by Jeff Smith, Mark Glen (subbing for Greg Church), Paul Pearson, Lonnie Saiz and Artie Stackpole (subbing for Wayne Seirs). Everyone in the lineup had a hit, giving us a season high total of 25. Except for 1 inning, the defense was superb in support of the good pitching of Artie Stackpole. Now lets see if we can come up with a win on a Monday.

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Happy Ears rebounded from Monday’s crushing defeat, however it was not quite good enough to break a 5 game losing streak as they lost to a very good defensive club. Stellar plays by the 3B on pop ups, SS on ground balls and the LC on fly balls rebuffed several rallies. Happy Ears was led by Joe Gonski who was 3-3 including a 2 run HR which gives him HR’s in all of our games except 1 when he had to settle for a triple! Greg Lynch (3-3) also had 3 hits. Players with 2 hits were Tim Skala (2-3) double, Dave Laheey,(2-3) and SUB Ed Abrams (2-3). Karen Olsen smacked a 2run HR, her second this season. I don’t want any negativity in my write up but our base running has to improve for us to compete and win. Thanks to Ed Abrams for subbing, and Kudos to our opponents for playing a great defense!

Suzy's Home Cleaning - 15 Camino Eye Care - 7


"Susy’s Home Cleaning won our 4th game in a row and are now 6-2. Susy’s came out with loaded bats and scattered 23 hits. Our defense was great again today. We beat a very good Camino Eye Care Team 15-7. Leading the way was Dan Maguire who was 4-4 with a triple and 4 RBI’s. Sal Politi was 3-3 with a walk and 1 RBI. Kurt Kanouse was 3-4 with a double, a home run, and 4 RBI’s. Jim Tokar was 2-3 with a home run and 2 RBI’s. Mark Glim was 2-3 with an RBI. Mike Ryan was 2-3 with an RBI. . Mark Beckner was 2-3 and played great at short stop. Klaus Holt was 2-3. Terry Hughes was 1-2 with a walk. Bob Lindsay and Jackie Couzens were both 1-3. Annie had an RBI and a walk and played great at 2nd base today.

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Gary Armstrong was 3-3, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. 2 triples. Dave Nathe was 3-3, triple, scored once, 3 R.B.I. Jim Tomich was 3-3, double, 2 R.B.I. Fred Swan was 2-3, Pierre Boudreau was 2-3. Lee Luft was 2-3, double.

Brian Keep & Assoc - 15 Property Sisters Realtors - 14


The Sisters jumped out to a 3 run lead to start the game but the Keepers came back with 4 runs. We held them to 2 runs thru 4 but they got hot in the 5th and score 4. During this period we scored 9 to lead 13 to 9 going in to the 6th. They score 1 and we 2 in the 6th. They came back and scored 4 in the 7 to lose by one run. A very close hard fought game. Everyone on the team had at least one hit. Hitting was lead by Roy Carpenter 4 for 4 with 2 triples and 4 RBIs. Mark Brenner was 3 for 3. Robert Blainey was 2 for 3 with a double, Steve Coffman was 2 for 3 with a homer and a walk. Dan Sykes was 2 for 3 with a double. Bill Marchionni and Les Bonde were each 2 for 3, Defense was spotty at times letting balls get thru the outfield but good enough to win. Robert Blainey caught 3 line drives at 3 third base to prevent runners from scoring. It was a good win against a very good team.


In a well played game by both teams Brian Keep defeated Property Sisters 15-14. Property Sisters never quit, coming back from a 13-5 deficit after 4 innings and a 15-10 deficit after 6 innings to come within 1 run after 6-1/2 innings for a final score of 15-14 . The Sisters defense was excellent again and the offense is really starting to produce. Leaders today were Steve Lunde 4/4 with 2 RBIs, Bob Dooling 3/4 with 4 RBIs, Vikki Hanson 3/4 with 2 RBIs and a home run, Doug Asleson 4/4 with 2, RBIs, Barney Armstrong 3/4 with 3 RBIs, Joe Osoweic 3/3 and Buck Craig 2/3 with 1 RBI. Property Sisters had a season high 26 hits today.

Van Peursem Realtor - 20 The Colonnade - 10


The 2:50 Game was a challenge, Sun and Wind. Heather Van Peursem Reality and The Colonnade faced all kinds of problems. The top of our lineup for Heather Van Peursem Reality unloaded 4 runs in the first inning and never relinquished the lead. This was a team scoring win, we had 8 players perfect at the plate 3X3: Rick Pearson (2- doubles & a over the left field wall HR); Steve Rothschild ; Steve Chambers; Ray Kouns(HR & double); Ed Abrams; Ed Musgrave; Bob Lessard (2 base hit & a triple) who subbed for Ed Schofield and Sam Bernhardt who squeaked out 3 hits. Two players went 2x3; Les Zirbel (triple) and Jack Indig (solid play at third base). After 6 innings The Heather team had a total of 29 hits with 0 walks. Thanks Bob Lessard for volunteering for Heather Van Peursem Reality Team. I hope we did not wear you out with all that running, much appreciated.


The Colonnade team plated the largest number of runs so far this season - 10, but also gave up the highest number of runs - 20. Marty Jiminez was 4 for 4, Ray Hensley and Dave Bagwell were 3 for 4 with doubles and Mike Sully Sullivan was 3 for 4.

 

Games thru -  Monday, March 1, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 5 2 0 0.714
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 4 1 2 0.714
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 5 1 0.214
Liberty Buick 1 5 1 0.214
The Colonnade 1 5 1 0.214
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 6 0 1 0.929
Susy's Home Cleaning 5 2 0 0.714
Property Sisters Realtor 3 3 1 0.500
Camino Eye Care 3 4 0 0.429
Dick Steiman CPA 2 4 1 0.357
         

 Monday, March 1, 2021

Happy Ears Hearing - 2 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 16


Happy Ears played the 8:30 game, and sleep walked their way through it, losing a 16-2 mercy game to Suzy’s Home Cleaning ! You won’t win many games with 2 runs and 7 hits. The highlights were: Dorothy Mazur’s 2 hits and Joe’s throw to 3B.That’s all folks!

Susy’s team was running on all cylinders today. We beat Happy Ears 16-2 in 5 innings. Susy’s had 26 hits and our defense was outstanding, with amazing catches by Kurt Kanouse in left center field and multiple great plays by Annie Lowe at 2nd base. Mike Ryan and Mark Glim made a couple of nice catches in the outfield and Mark Beckner made some nice plays at short stop. Dan Maguire pitched a great game. Leading the way was Kurt Kanouse who was 4-4 with a double, home run, and 3 RBI’s. Sal Politi was 4-4 with 2 triples and 2 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 3-3 with a double and 3 RBI’s. Mike Ryan was 3-3 with 2 RBI’s. Klaus Holt was 3-3. Annie Lowe was 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. Terry Hughes was 2-3 with 1 RBI. Mark Beckner was 2-3. Mark Glim was 1-2 with a walk and 1 RBI. Bob Lindsay was 1-3 with an RBI. Jim Tokar was 1-3. Jackie Couzens had an RBI.


Liberty Buick - 9 Van Peursem Realtor - 17


Hope springs eternal. Liberty Buick is enjoying a lackluster season and took a slight lead in this game after 3 innings, only to be outscored 10 runs to 2 thereafter. The infield for Liberty is getting better with every game. Third baseman Gary Christofferson ( 2 for 3, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s) made a pair of awesome plays, as he first speared a hard hit low line drive destined for the corner, and then made a “hail mary” , blind, over the shoulder catch of a seemingly uncatchable pop-up. Heather simply had too many guns in their arsenal as they managed to find the gaps in putting up its 17 runs. For Liberty, Bob Dye was 2 for 2 with a walk; Jim Parry scored three times, drove in two and was 3 for 3 at the plate. Larry Apple and Don Henkes each had 2 hits in three trips and our sub- Mike Ryan, while only collecting one hit, did score once, but had 4 RBI’s. Thanks for playing Mikey. On a sad note, Dave Stark, playing for the first time this season after recovering from a pulled muscle, reinjured it in sprinting to first base, and is likely gone for the year.


Heather Van Peursem Reality and Liberty Buick played a close game up until the 4th inning. Heather Van Peursem Reality unloaded 4 runs, tightened up the defense and never relinquished the lead. This was a team win, with everyone doing their best and turning double plays to end the game. The Heather team had a total of 26 hits with 3 walks. Perfect at the plate was Rick Pearsom 4X4 (2 doubles & triple); Along with Steve Rothschild (3x3 +Walk); and Steve Chambers (2x2 + Walk) Ray Kouns (3x4 incl. HR) Ed Musgrave 3X4 (2 Doubles); followed by 5 Players with 2 hits each; Les Zirbel (triple ); Ed Abrams; Jack Braly; Jack Indig and Sam Bernhardt. Patti Jones was on base with a timely walk and scored. Dorothy Mazur subbed for Ed Schofield, produced a nice line drive and scored. Dorothy brought a lot of speed to our team, in the outfield and on the bases. Thanks Dorothy for volunteering for Heather Van Peursem Reality Team.

Camino Eye Care - 13 Treedah Magee Realtor - 19


Camino Eye Care Lee Luft was perfect at the plate, 4-4, 2 doubles, scored 3 times. Jim Young was 3-4, scored twice. Gary Armstrong was 3-4, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Dave Nathe was 3-4, triple, scored twice, 4 R.B.I. Fred Swan was 2-3, home run, scored once, 3 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau had 2 R.B.I. Jim Stocker had 2 R/.B.I. Jim Tomish had 1 R.B.I.


Treedah Magee Realtor played a good Camino Eye Care team in a 6 1/2 inning game and pulled out a 19-13 win. Camino Eye led 4-2 after the first inning, then Treedah's bats came alive and we never looked back. Treedah's lead was 15-8 after 5 innings and closed the game out in the top of the 7th inning 19-13. Treedah's defense, key hits and good pitching led to another good team effort. Treedah's 31 hits (a season high) were led by Dave Michels 4x4 4 rbi's 2 triples, Gary Kuhlman 4x4 3 rbi's 1 HR, Daren Proctor 3x3 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Dale Schroeder 3x3 1 rbi, Roy Sours & Bob Williams 3x3 each, Bob Higgins 2x3 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Bob Leavengood & Joel Last 2x3 2 rbi's each, Kenny Shick 2x3 1 rbi 1 triple, John Smith 2x3 1 rbi, Bill Shanahan 1x3 1 rbi.

Brian Keep & Assoc - 17 Dick Steiman CPA - 5


On a windy day the Keepers jumped a head 7 to 1 thru 3 innings when the Steiman Team scored 4 to tighten up the game. We came back to score 10 in the last 3 innings to ice a 6 inning mercy game. Hitting was good producing 28 hits. Everyone had a least one hit. Dan Hofeditz and Dan Sykes each had 4 hits. Mark Brenner and Michael Wilton each went 3 for 3 and Sub Jim Perry also had 3 hits. Roy Carpenter, Norm Volk, Robert Blainey and Pat Moriarity each had 2 hits. Defense was good but base running needs improve. We had several runners called out on fly balls. Other wise another great win.


The accountants could not do much of anything right and thus were mercied. Jeff Smith had a perfect 3/3 day as did Greg Church with 2/2 (both doubles). We did have 4 doubles and scored the max 4 runs in 1 inning.

The Colonnade - 8 The Property Sisters - 16


The Colonnade team managed to score 8 runs today but could not stop a good hitting Property Sisters team today, giving up 16 runs. We had three players going 2 for 3 with a double each; Ray Kouns, Dave Bagwell, and Mike Heitman. Ray Hensley was 2 for 3.


The Property Sisters came out swinging and scored in all but one inning and only allowed the Colonade team to score in 3. Doug Asleson had a HUGE day at the plate with a Grand Slam and Solo Home Runs, along with 2 singles and 7 RBI!!! Bobby Dooling went 3 for 4 with a Solo Home Run of his own along with a single and a triple adding 2 RBI. Sub Steve Lunde had 2 singles, a double and a triple along with 4 RBI. Additional RBI were driven in by Judy Muller, Joe Osoweic and Buck Craig to beat the Colonade team 16-10 in 7 innings. Vicki Hanson was 3 for 4 and scored 3 times and Paul Plapp was 3 for 3 and scored 2 times. The defense continued to play stellar ball shutting down the top of the order for Colonade in the 3rd and 6th innings.

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 4 2 0 0.667
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 3 1 2 0.667
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 4 1 0.250
The Colonnade 1 4 1 0.250
Liberty Buick 1 4 1 0.250
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 5 0 1 0.917
Susy's Home Cleaning 4 2 0 0.667
Camino Eye Care 3 3 0 0.500
Property Sisters Realtor 2 3 1 0.417
Dick Steiman CPA 2 3 1 0.417
         

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Brian Keep & Assoc - 13 Camino Eye Care - 9


The game started off slow with both teams scoring once. The Keepers bats came alive and produced 8 runs in the next two innings to take a 9 to 1 lead. Camino answered back with 4 in the forth inning and held the Keepers. The Keepers scored 4 in he 6th and Camino score 4 in the 7th to lose the game 9 to 13, Hitting was lead buy Robert Blainey 3 for 3 with two doubles and Steve Coffman 3 for 3 with a homer and 4 RBIs. Everyone else on the team had 2 hits which is a record for any of the teams I have managed, Norm Volk and Don Johnson each had a double. Dan Sykes had a triple. The team produced 26 hits but only scored 13 today for a total of 99 so far for this season. Defense was much improved today turning 3 double plays.


Camino Eye Care had no bats today. Dave Nathe was 3-3,single, 2 home runs, scored 3 times, 7 R.B.I. Gary Armstrong had 2 doubles, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Lee Luft was 2-3, Jim Young scored twice.

Property Sisters Realtors - 9 Happy Ears Hearing - 5


The Property Sisters defense continues to shine. The Sisters defeated the Happy Ears Hearing Center Team by a score of 9-5 holding them scoreless in 5 of 7 innings. Property Sisters turned several double plays today highlighted by a bases loaded inning ending 3rd Base to Home Plate double play started by Joe Osoweic snaring a hard hit ground ball, stepping on 3rd base and throwing home to Gary Smith doubling up the 3rd out of the inning. The outfield is really hustling and getting the ball back into the infield quickly. Offensive leaders today were: Doug Aselon 3/3 -3 RBIs; Bob Dooling 3/3 -2 RBIs; Joe Osoweic and Vikki Hanson who were both 2/3 with 3 runs scored. Everyone on the team contributed offensively with either a hit or an RBI. Thanks to all of our substitutes today, Oliver Muzslay who made a great catch in short right center field, Don Cleveland who participated in the double plays from the rover position and Brian Swenson who contributed with a hit and an RBI.


"Despite pounding out 27 hits, Happy Ears left most of them stranded on base losing to Property Sisters 9-5! I had to double check my scorebook twice as Property Sisters played an error less game. They were led by a human vacuum cleaner at SS, Hoover somebody! Someone once said” defense wins ball games”, and that was the case today. Happy Ears was led by Karen Olsen(4-4), and Dave Layhee (3-3). Glen Zelkind (2-3), Kevin Gillette (2-3), Greg Lynch (2-3), Yvonne Becker (2-3) had 2 hits. Joe Gonski’s HR streak ended but he did have a triple. As far as defense goes, we played well with only 4 errors. Karen continued her stellar play at SS, and Greg made a tough back handed play at third. Dave made a nice catch while roving. Now if we can only keep him from falling backwards, My apologizes to Karen as I failed to include her first career HR in Monday’s write up,
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Dick Steiman CPA - 12 Liberty Buick - 10


The Dick Steiman, CPA team played a solid game behind the pitching of Artie Stackpole (subbing for Wayne Seirs) to edge out Liberty Buick. We specialized in 3s today: we had 3 triples, 1 each from Ricky Herring, Chip White & Artie Stackpole. Al Miller had a perfect 3/3 day, while we got 2 hits each from: Jeff Smith, Ricky Herring, Greg Church, Paul Pearson, Lonnie Saiz, Chip White & Andy Coles. From top to bottom the whole lineup produced hits, runs and rbi’s. The defense stepped up in the crunch to preserve the win, with Ricky Herring making 4-5 plays from his knees. Another day of senior softball in paradise.


"Liberty Buick dropped another close one, this time to Dick Steiman, by a final of 12 to 10. Despite allowing 12 runs, Liberty’s defense was very good, with great plays turned in by several teammates, most notably Gene Fleck as the deep rover, and Bob Dye in left center. The offensive star for Liberty had to be Ron Swanson, who homered for the third time in three games, driving in 4 runs and scoring twice while going 4 for 4. Jim Parry and Gary Christofferson each had two RBI’s, and Gene Fleck scored all four times he came to the plate on 2 hits, a walk, and an error. Catcher Don Henkes, a rookie, is finding success at the plate as he went 2 for 3 and scored twice. Liberty needs to remain focused for seven innings and learn to close out opponents when the chips are down.

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Suzy's Home Cleaning - 9 The Colonnade - 5


What a great day to play a great game. Susy’s had 21 hits and beat The Colonade 9-5. Our defense played well, however, several players made key defensive plays. Mike Ryan and Kurt Kanouse made some good catches in the outfield and Mark Beckner played a very solid shortstop. Annie Lowe made 2 great catches in the 7th inning to clinch the win. Dan Maguire pitched his usual great game. Leading the way was Jim Tokar, who was 3-3, with a double, a home run, and 2 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 3-3 with an RBI. Mark Beckner was 2-2 with a base on balls and an RBI. Klaus Holt, Terry Hughes, Sal Politi, and Kurt Kanouse were all 2-3. Annie Lowe, Mike Ryan, Mark Glim, and Jackie Couzens were all 1-3 and each had an RBI. Bob Lindsay was 1-3.


The Colonnade team played better defense today but still had problems scoring runs. Jim Witkowski did a good job at 1st and was 3 for 3 with double. Marty Jiminez was 2 for 3 with a homerun and Mike Sullivan was 2 for 3. Ron Rogerson was 3 for 4.

Treedah Magee Realtor - 9 Van Peursem Realtor - 14


Treedah Magee Realtor played a tough game against a hard hitting Heather Van Peursen team and lost 14-9 in a 7 inning game. Treedah played from behind the entire game, but closed the gap to 11-9 through 6 innings. Heather scored 3 runs in the top of the 7th inning and Treedah was shut out in the bottom of the 7th inning to end the game 14-9. Treedah's 21 hits were led by John Smith 3x3 3 rbi's, Bob Higgins 3x3 1 rbi 1dbl, Bob Leavengood 3x3, Gary Kuhlman 2x3 2 rbi's 1 HR 1 dbl, sub Steve Lunde 2x3 1 rbi 1dbl, Daren Proctor & Roy Sours 2x3 1 rbi each, Dave Michels 1x3 1 triple, Joel Last & Dale Schroeder 1x3 each, Bill Shanahan 1x2.


Heather Van Peursem Reality saved their best game for today against a tough opponent in Treedah Magee Realty. Heather Van Peursem Reality started fast and never relinquished the lead. This was a team win, with everyone doing their best. The Heather team had a total of 23 hits with 4 walks. Perfect at the plate was Ed Musgrave 4X4; followed by Rick Pearsom 3X4 (double, triple and HR); Les Zirbel 2X3 (triple, double and BB);The following players contributed 2 hits each: Ed Abrams; Ray Kouns; Jack Braly: Steve Chambers; Steve Rothschild; Jack Indig and Sam Bernhardt. Patti Jones was on base 2 times with a solid hit over short stop and a base on balls. Name of this game for Heather Van Peursem Reality was Defense and Timely hitting.

 

Games thru -  Monday, February 22, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 4 1 0 0.800
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 2 1 2 0.600
The Colonnade 1 3 1 0.300
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 3 1 0.300
Liberty Buick 1 3 1 0.300
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 4 0 1 0.900
Susy's Home Cleaning 3 2 0 0.600
Camino Eye Care 3 2 0 0.600
Property Sisters Realtor 1 3 1 0.300
Dick Steiman CPA 1 3 1 0.300
         

 Monday, February 22, 2021

The Colonnade - 4 Treedah Magee Realtor - 15


The Colonnade team faced a team that could do no wrong today. We actually played pretty even ball through the first 3 innings, trailing just 2 to 4. Then we could just plate 2 more runs in the next 4 innings while giving up 11. Our 4 runs were all scored by our first 3 batters; Sub Steve Lunde, 2 for 3 and a triple, Ray Hensley, 2 for 3, and Dave Bagwell who hit a home run. Don Hanson was 3 for 3 and Mike Heitman and Mike (Sully) Sullivan were 2 for 3.


Treedah Magee Realtor started the 8:30a.m. game out with a well played game against a good Colonnade team and won 15-4 in a 6 1/2 inning game. Treedah's bats were hot, our defense played well and Bill Shanahan pitched another good game with 5 shutout innings. Treedah's 23 hits were led by Gary Kuhlman 3x3 3 rbi's 1 HR 1BB, John Smith 3x3, Dave Michels 3x4 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Daren Proctor 2x3 3 rbi's, Bob Williams 2x3 2 rbi's 1 triple, Bob Higgins 2x3 2 rbi's 1 dbl, Joel Last 2x3 1 rbi, Roy Sours 2x2 1 rbi 1 BB, Bob Leavengood 2x3, Bill Shanahan 1x3 1 rbi, Dale Schroeder 1x3. A big thank you to Mark Beckner for subbing for our injured shortstop, Kenny Shick.

Liberty Buick - 7 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 10


Tied after 3 innings, Liberty Buick took a slight lead which it held until the top of the sixth. Susy’s put up a four spot and Liberty was unable to catch up and the final score was 10 to 7. The game was well played, with a minimum of errors on both sides and some fine defensive plays at key points. For Liberty, it started out lo0oking like the Ron Swanson Show. Ron, batting third in the first inning, with two on, smacked a shot into right center for a three run Home Run. He had another RBI in his next at bat. And finished the day 2 for 3, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI’s. In another show of power, Gene Fleck hammered a triple in his 2 for 3 day, and scored twice. Sub Sherry Westland, despite an injury just before the game, clobbered on down the left field line for a double and went on to score on Dick Kohnen’s sharp single. Others with 2 of 3 days included Bob Dye, Jim Parry (who made the shortstop position seem as if he were born there), and Lanny Auberg. Each member of the Liberty Buick team had at least one hit, as Don Henkes, Norm Lustig, Gary Christofferson and Larry Apple and sub Dave Michels all went 1 for 3.


Susy’s won a very close game with Liberty Buick 10-7. Our record improved to 3-2. We had 18 hits. Leading the way was Sal Politi who was 3-3 with a double. Mark Beckner was 2-3 with a 3 run home run and 3 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Mark Glim was 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. Kurt Kanouse was 2-3 with an RBI. Bob Lindsay was 2-3 with a big RBI. Annie Lowe was 1-3 with an RBI. Mike Ryan, Klaus Holt, and Jim Tokar were all 1-3. Terry Hughes was 1-2.

Property Sisters Realtors - 10 Van Peursem Realtor - 9


In a well played game by both teams Property Sisters won by a final score of 10-9 in a 6 inning game. The contest was very competitive thru out. It was a great team win for Property Sisters. Our defense excelled again and our offense had several key hits. Defensively our entire infield worked together to complete several double plays. The outfield continues to catch fly balls and is really great at getting the ball in quickly. Doug Aselon (playing hurt), Barney Armstrong and his little brother Gary Armstrong (sub) all were 2/3 with 2 RBIs each. Oliver Muzslay (sub) had a key triple in the bottom of the 6th inning that scored the tying run. Gary Smith followed with a basehit that scored the winning run. Thanks to Gary Armstrong and Oliver Muzslay for substituting for us today. Both players contributed to our win.


Less errors, more time to play may have made the difference for Heather Van Peursem Reality. The game timed out in the top of the seventh with 2 out, one on and 4 runs that had scored. So ,the game score reverted back to the end of the 6th. Other than that, we still need to tighten-up on our defense. The Heather team had a total of 26 hits and 5 walks. Rick Pearson: 4X4 (double and triple); Ed Abrams 4x4; Steve Rothschild 3x3+ BB +double; Ray Kouns and Ed Musgrave 2x4; Les Zirbel; Jack Braly; Steve Chambers; Jack Indig and Sam Bernhardt went 2x3. Every one got on base.

Camino Eye Care - 12 Dick Steiman CPA - 7


Camino Eye Care boys were out for a win today. Bats and gloves were well oiled. Lee Luft was 3-3, single, triple, scored 3 times. 3 R.B.I. Lee was the winning pitcher. Dave Nathe was 3-3, single, triple, home run, scored 3 times, 2 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau was 3-3, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Neil Clewell was 2-2, double, walk, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Jim Young had a pair of hits, scored once. Gary Armstrong had a pair of hits. single, triple, 2 R.B.I. Fred Swan was 2-3 scored once. Don Fordney scored once. Frank Ranaldi had 1 R.B.I. Joey Rizzuto scored once. Jim Stocker played great defense at 1st. base. Jim Tomich had 1 R.B.I.


The Dick Steiman, CPA team dropped the game to the Camino Eye Care team as a result of hitting too many right at fielders and not being real sharp on defense. We had 19 baserunners, but we left too many on the sacks. Our hitting stars were: Bob Lessard 3/3 with a homerun, Lonnie Saiz 3/3, and 2 hits each from Al Miller, Paul Pearson, Jeff Smith and Greg Church, who also clubbed a homerun. It was a beautiful sunny day at The Field of Dreams, therefore it was a good day.

Happy Ears Hearing - 12 Brian Keep & Assoc - 21


There’s not much I can say other than we were hammered by Brian Keep Realtors 21-12. If I look into a crystal ball, they will win the division. Overall, Happy Ears played a decent game, both on offense and defense. Dave Laheey provided 2 great catches, Kevin Gillette made a nice back handed pick, and turned it into a DP. Karen Olsen made her debut at SS with her usual stellar play! Happy Ears was led by Dave Laheey (3-3) with a double, 2 RBI’s, Joe Gonski (2-2) with a HR, 3 rbi’s, Kevin Gillette (3-3) and a triple, Karen Olsen (3-4) including a booming double. With 2 hits were Dorothy Mazur (2-4), Tim Skala (2-4), Glen Zelkind (2-3), and Jack Madio (2-3) including a well hit double. Sherry Westland was (1-2) with a walk as we tried to rally in the 7th. Kudo’s to my players Karen and Dave who performed well in their new positions, and Joe who has homered in all 5 games this season. A tip of my cap to players that I had managed at one time, Don Johnson, Norm Volk( super sub), and Pat Moriarity who all came back to haunt us!


On a sunny day the Keepers were hot from the start scoring 4 to start the but the Ears scored 2. We held the Ears until the third inning when they came alive to score 4 and 4 more in the fifth. We scored enough to be a head by one going into the 7 inning. Our bats came alive for a 9 run 7th and we flip flopped. We held the Ears to one to finish the game. We produced 26 hits to score 21 which is very efficient playing. Hitting was lead by Roy Carpenter 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, Dan Hofeditz 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, Robert Blainey 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, and Don Johnson 3 for 4 with a triple. Steve Coffman was 2 for 4 with a home run, Bill Marchionni 2 for 4, Pat Moriarity 2 for 4, Les Bonde 2 for 3 and Mark Brenner 2 for 3. Every body had at leas a hit. Offense was great but defense was another story. We need to tighten up the defense for the next game.

Editor's note:
The Property Sisters versus Heather Van Peursem game was protested. The results have changed.

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Treedah Magee Realtor 3 1 0 0.750
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 2 1 1 0.625
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 2 1 0.375
Liberty Buick 1 2 1 0.375
The Colonnade 1 2 1 0.375
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 3 0 1 0.875
Susy's Home Cleaning 2 2 0 0.500
Camino Eye Care 2 2 0 0.500
Dick Steiman CPA 1 2 1 0.375
Property Sisters Realtor 1 3 0 0.250
         

 Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Dick Steiman CPA - 11 Van Peursem Realtor - 8


Dick Steiman, CPA team held on to defeat a very good Heather Van Peursom division leading team – well, “held on” is a euphemism for time ran out on them after taking the lead in the top of the 7th. We received strong offensive production from: Bob Lessard 3/3 (with a homerun and another that would have been if not for the 4th run scoring ahead of him); Ernie Huxhold (subbing for Ricky Herring) 3/3 with 3 runs scored; Greg Church 3/3; and Al Miller 2 hits & a walk. Wayne Seirs pitched a fine game keeping their guns off the bases. A win, is a win is a win and as it is our first we will take it!


This is a sad tail about, the cross-eyed cowboy who keeps shooting himself in the foot. In short, Defense won and lost the game, a few more outs for Heather Van Peursem Reality would have made a big difference. The game timed out in the top of the seventh with no outs, one on and 4 runs scored. The game reverted back to the 6th. The 7th inning should not have been played. We still would have lost. Other than that, we need to tighten-up on our defense. The Heather team had a total of 20 hits. Ray Kouns: 4x4 + HR; Ed Musgrave 2x2 + 2BB; Rick Pearson: 3x4; Les Zirbel hit a triple; Steve Rothschild, Steve Chambers and Sam Bernhardt went 2x3.

Camino Eye Care - 8 Property Sisters Realtors - 6


Very close game all the way. Camino Eye Care scored four in the 6th. inning, and held the opposing team scoreless in the last inning. Dave Nathe was perfect at the plate, 3-3, double, triple, scored once, 5 R.B.I. Don Fordney was 2-2. Lee Luft was 2-3, scored twice. Jim Young was 2-3, scored twice. Gary Armstrong was 2-3, scored twice. Jim Stocker had two hits, scored once. Jim Tomich had a double, single. Sub Mike Ryan had 2 R.B.I. Neil Clewell had 1 R.B.I. Lee Luft was the winning pitcher.


The defense for Property Sisters continues to shine, holding a good Camino Eye team to 8 runs in 6 at bats. However are bats just won't heat up. We seem hit the ball well but right at an opposing player who makes the play. Today we were held scoreless in 3 of 6 at bats while being held to only 6 runs and16 hits. The leading hitters for Property Sisters today were Bobby Dooling 2/3 with a 2 run homer and Kat Melton who was 4/4. Thanks to our 3 substitutes for helping us out today. Brian Swenson, Oliver Muzslay and Albert Miller. All played well.

Brian Keep & Assoc - 16 The Colonnade - 7


Colonnade came out swinging and scored 4 in the first. We replied with 3 runs. After that the Keepers defense tightened and we held them to 3 while we scored 12. Every body had at least one hit. Dan Hofeditz, Robert Blainey, Steve Coffman, and Dan Sykes all had 3 hits. Hofeditz, and Coffman each two doubles, and Blainey had a home run and batted in five. Sub Ron Eichorn had a single and a double. Pat Morarity had 2 hits one would have been a triple but he pushed the forth run home to end the inning. Mark Brenner also had 2 hits. 16 runs on 20 hits is very good production. Hofeditz pitched well striking out several batters and making some good defense plays. Sykes made some good plays at first. Another great game.


The Colonnade team played a very good Brian Keep team today and could only score 7 runs in 7 innings for the second game in a row. Today though, our defense could not stop the hard hitting opponents. Mike Heitman was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBIs, Don Hanson was 2 for 3, a double and RBI, Marty Jiminez was 3 for 3 with an RBI, and Mike Sullivan was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Suzy's Home Cleaning - 14 Treedah Magee Realtor - 18


What a great game by both teams. The score went back and forth and we were tied 14-14 going into the top of the 7th inning. Treedah’s team scored 4 runs in the top of the 7th inning. Suzy’s team was held scoreless in the bottom of the 7th inning. We had 19 hits. Everyone played very well. Leading the way was Mark Beckner who was 3-3 with a homerun, a double, and 5 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 3-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s. Annie Lowe was 2-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s. Kurt Kanouse was 2-3 with a double. Mark Glim was 2-3. Bob Lindsay was 1-3 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Sal Politi, Mike Ryan, Klaus Holt, Jim Tokar, Jackie Couzens, and Terry Hughes were all 1-3.


Treedah Magee Realtor played a tough game against a good Susy's Home Cleaning team and squeezed out an 18-14 win in a 7 inning game. Treedah & Susy's were tied 4-4 after the first inning and we played from behind until Treedah tied the score 14-14 after 6 innings. In the open inning Treedah scored 4 runs and shut out Susy's to close the game out 18-14, a well played game by both teams in the windy conditions. Treedah's 24 hits were led by Kenny Shick 3x3 4 rbi's 1 HR 1 dbl 1 bb, Gary Kuhlman 4x4 1 rbi 1 dbl, Dave Michels 3x3 2 rbi's 1 HR 1 bb, Bob Higgins and Daren Proctor 3x3 3 rbi's 1dbl each, Dale Schroeder 2x2, Roy Sours 2x3 2 rbi's, John Smith 2x4 2 rbi's, Bob Levengood and Bob Williams 1x3 each, Joel Last 0x3 1 rbi. Bill Shanahan pitched another good game with 3 shutout innings.

Happy Ears Hearing - 20 Liberty Buick - 20


"Facing a 6 run deficit going into the bottom of the 7th inning, Happy Ears rallied for a 20-20 hard fought tie with a hard hitting Liberty Buick team. Karen Olsen(KO) led off with a single to start the comeback, followed by 6 consecutive hits and a walk. The big blow was Joe Gonski’s 2 rbi single which set the stage for Yvonne Becker’s game tieing hit. Joe had a great game(4-4), 7rbi’s, and a home run. KO(3-4) KevinGillette (3-3), Greg Lynch(3-4) and Yvonne Becker (3-4) all had 3 hits. Glen Zelkind (2-4), Jack Madio (2-4,Dorothy Mazur (2-4) and Maynard March(2-3) each had 2 hits . Sherry Westland (1-3) and Dave Layhee (1-3) chipped in with a hit for a total of 28 hits, the bats were alive today.
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Editors Note: This game was initially a 21 to 20 win for Happy Ears. However, the game was protested by Liberty resulting a declared tie. The score and above report were modified to reflect that decision.

 

Games thru -  Monday, February 15, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 2 0 1 0.833
Treedah Magee Realtor 2 1 0 0.667
The Colonnade 1 1 1 0.500
Liberty Buick 1 2 0 0.333
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 2 0 0.333
         
         
National League
Brian Keep and Assoc 2 0 1 0.833
Susy's Home Cleaning 2 1 0 0.667
Property Sisters Realtor 1 2 0 0.333
Camino Eye Care 1 2 0 0.333
Dick Steiman CPA 0 2 1 0.167
         

 Monday, February 15, 2021

Camino Eye Care - 13 Happy Ears Hearing - 11


Hard fought game on both sides. Camino Eye Care boys wanted a big win. Dave Nathe was 3-3, home run, triple, scored twice, 5 R.B.I. Lee Luft was 3-3, scored twice and was the winning pitcher. Sub Jim Parry was 3-3, scored 3 times. Jim Young was 3-3, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Jim Tomish was 3-3, with a double, 2 R.B.I. Frank Ranaldi had a double, 1 R.B.I. Gary Armstrong had a triple, scored once. 2 R.B.I. Neil Clewell had a pair of singles, scored once.


"Happy Ears played Camino Eye Care in the Monday morning wake up game. Joe Gonskl’s grand slam led off the game for a quick lead. However, Happy Ears went into a sleep walking mode, and after 6 innings of to and fro, eventually lost 13-11. While our defense (3 errors) was stellar, and our offense was good enough(22) hits, our base running left a lot to be desired , and cost us several runs. To quote football coaches, “ we need to clean this up/ get it fixed, etc. Joe led all hitters with(3-3) HR, triple and 5 RBI’s. Greg Lynch was perfect at the plate(3-3) while Karen Olsen,was (3-4). Chipping in with 2 hits were Dorothy Mazur(2-4), Tim Skala (2-4), Yvonne Becker(2-3), and Maynard March (2-3).
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Van Peursem Realtor - 16 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 15


If there was a full moon shinning I could understand and accept the number of errors in this game for Heather Van Peursem Reality and Susy’s Home Cleaning. We had some good plays from Ed Schofield at 2nd base, along with his playing partner Ed Abrams at 1st. Ray Kouns continues is rock solid in the outfield. This Game was a back and forth game which was tied-up in the 6th inning, 14-14. Susy’s scored only one in the top of the 7th, we needed 2 to win. With one out, Ray Kouns hit a line drive that rolled to the wall for a home run. Ed Musgrave hit a double and Rick Pearsom smacks a triple to win the game. Our Team racked up 27 hits, Steady Ray Kouns 4x4 +HR ; Rick Pearson: 3x4+ triple; Les Zirbel 3x3 +triple; Ed Schofield 3x3 Steve Chambers 2x3 + a double; Steve Rothschild 2x3 + double; Jack Indig 2x3; Patti Jones got a BB with a RBI.


Suzy’s came out with our bats hot, however, our defense struggled today. We had 19 hits and scored 15 runs. Leading the way was Annie Lowe who was 2-2 with a double, a base on balls, and 3 RBI’s. Sal Politi was 2-3 with a homerun, a base on balls, and an RBI. Kurt Kanouse was 3-4 with an RBI. Mark Glim was 2-3 with an RBI. Klaus Holt was 2-3 with a triple and an RBI. Mark Beckner was 2-4 with a homerun and 3 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Mike Ryan was 1-3 with an RBI. Terry Hughes was 1-3 with 2 RBI’s. Jim Tokar was 1-3. Bob Lindsay was 1-3. Jackie Couzens was 0-2 with a base on balls and an RBI.

The Colonnade - 7 Dick Steiman CPA - 7


The Colonnade team played an excellent game on defense today only giving up 7 runs in 7 innings. However, our offense left their bats at home. Ron Rogerson and Dave Bagwell were 3 for 4. Going 2 for 3 were Mike Heitman, Vern McMurray, sub Barney Armstrong, and Bill Clark who had a double.


The Dick Steiman, CPA team is showing improvement: we went from being mercilessly stomped on, to playing better but beaten, to earning a tie! Our offensive output was meager, but several players stood out: Bob Lessard banged out a homerun and scored 3 of our 7 runs with a perfect 3/3; Ernie Huxhold (subbing for Ricky Herring), Greg Church, Jeff Cretors (subbing for Lonnie Saiz), Chip White and Ed Hart each had 2 hits. Greg Church led a solid defense with several outstanding plays at 3B. Vicki Hanson also subbed for Andy Coles. Now we go to work on getting a victory.

Liberty Buick - 5 Brian Keep & Assoc - 17


Liberty Buick had its second consecutive flat tire, losing 17 to 5 to Brian Keep & Assoc.
We started fast today with 4 runs but the Buick Guys came right back and scored 4. We got serious and held them to one run for the balance of a 6 inning mercy game. Defense was good with 2 double plays and pitching was good with no walks. But hitting was great and lead by Roy Carpenter, Dan Hofeditz, Robert Blainey and Dan Sykes each with three hits. Blainey and Sykes each had a triple. Every one else had 2 hits. Good balance hitting.

Treedah Magee Realtor - 13 Property Sisters Realtor - 12
Treedah Magee Realtor edged out a good Property Sisters team 13-12 in a 7 inning game. Treedah held the lead through 6 innings 11-8. The Sisters scored 4 runs in the top of the 7th inning to take the lead 12-11. Treedah managed to score 2 runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th inning to close the game out 13-12. The Sisters played great defense with many hard hit balls that were caught for outs, both teams played well in a very competitive game. Treedah's 23 hits were led by Gary Kuhlman 4x4 2 rbi's 2 dbls, Kenny Shick 3x3 3 rbi's 1 dbl 1 bb, Bob Williams 3x3 1 triple 1 dbl, Bob Higgins 3x4 1 rbi 1 dbl, Daren Proctor 2x4 4 rbi's 1 dbl, Roy Sours 2x3 1 rbi, Dale Schroeder 1x2 1 rbi 1 dbl 1 bb, Bill Shanahan 1x3 1 rbi, Dave Michels 1x3 1 dbl 1 bb, John Smith, Bob Levengood & Joel Last 1x3 each. Bill Shanahan pitched another good game with 3 shut out innings.


In a well played hard fought game Property Sisters lost to a hard hitting Treedah Magee team this afternoon. After falling behind 6-1 after 3 innings Property Sisters closed the gap to 3 runs after 6 innings and went ahead by 1 run in the top of the 7th inning. Unfortunately it was not a big enough lead. With 2 outs in the bottom of the seventh Treedah Magee scored 2 runs to take the lead and end the game. Property Sisters played a defensive gem today with several players contributing great plays. Kat Melton, Joe Osoweic, Bobby Dooling, Doug Asleson and Vikki Hanson all played outstanding. Offensively Bob Dooling was 4/4 with 1 RBI, Doug Asleson was 2/2 with 4 RBIs and Judy Muller and Joe Osoweic were each 2/3 Joe having 2 RBIs and Judy 1.

 

Games thru -  Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Pct
American League
Heather Van Peursem Realtor 1 0 1 0.750
Treedah Magee Realtor 1 1 0 0.500
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 1 0 0.500
Liberty Buick 1 1 0 0.500
The Colonnade 1 1 0 0.500
         
         
National League
Susy's Home Cleaning 2 0 0 1.000
Brian Keep and Assoc 1 0 1 0.750
Property Sisters Realtor 1 1 0 0.500
Dick Steiman CPA 0 2 0 0.000
Camino Eye Care 0 2 0 0.000
         

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Camino Eye Care - 4 The Colonnade - 10


Jim Young was 3-3, scored once. Lee Luft was 3-4, 1 R.B.I. Dave Nathe was 2-3, double, home run, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Gary Armstrong was 2-3, scored once. Jim Stocker had 1 R.B.I.


The Colonnade team played an excellent game on defense today only giving up 4 runs in 7 innings. Three double plays, a great running catch in right center by Mike Mcginn, and two great catches by Steve Lunde were the highlights of our play behind the great pitching of Ray Hensley. Offensively we have not hit our stride yet, scoring just 10 runs. Dave Bagwell was 3 for 4 with a homerun and Ron Rogerson was 3 for 4. Marty Jiminez hit a nice triple.

Treedah Magee Realtor - 7 Brian Keep & Assoc - 14


Treedah Magee Realtor team squared off against a good Brian Keep & Assoc. team and lost 14-7 in a 7 inning game. The game was close through 6 inning with Brian Keep leading 8-5. In the open inning Brian Keep scored 6 runs and held Treedah to 2 runs to close the game out 14-7. Treedah's 13 hits were led by John Smith 3x3 3 rbi's 1 triple 1 dbl, Gary Kuhlman 3x3 2 rbi's 1 HR, Kenny Shick 2x3 1 dbl, Roy Sours 2x3, Daren Proctor 1x3 1 rbi 1 sac, Bob Williams 1x2, Dave Michels 1x3.


It was an overcast day and the Keepers started slow scoring only 2 and Treedah came out strong and scored 4 to start the game. The Keppers held Treedah to 1 run for 4 inning and scored 6 to take a 8 to 5 lead going into the 7th. Our bats came alive in the 7th scoring 6 to take a 14 to 5 lead. Treedah tried to come back scoring only 2 and the game was over. Hitting was lead by Roy Carpenter, Dan Sykes and Robert Blainey all were 4 for 4. Sykes had 3 RBIs and Blainey had 5 RBIs and a home run. Dan Hofeditz, Steve Coffman, and Mark Brenner each had 2 hits. Don Johnson and Pat Moriarity each had a triple. All to geather we produced 23 hits but the defense won the game. We turned 2 double plays, the outfield caught all fly balls hit to them and Dan Hofeditz finished the game with 3 ground balls hit to him for the the final outs. Grate game played agains one of the better teams in our league.

Property Sisters Realtors - 8 Liberty Buick - 5


Property Sisters defeated a very good hitting Liberty Buick Team today by playing excellent defense. Property Sisters held the Liberty Buick squad scoreless in 5 of 7 innings. A complete team effort by the Sisters. Defensive leaders today were Judy Muller who caught 2 fly balls in shallow left field, Bob Craig who caught several ground balls playing second base and Gary Smith our catcher who caught a foul ball pop up and almost caught another. The whole team communicated well on defense. Offensive leaders for today were Doug Asleson,3/3 with 2 RBIs; Bob Dooling 2/3 with 3 runs scored and Vikki Hanson, Butch Schultz, Barney Armstrong and Brian Swenson ( substitute) all of whom had a 2 hit game. Thanks to Brian Swenson for substituting for us today. Brian played very well at Rover and contributed 2 hits and 1 RBI.


"In a complete reversal of fortunes, Liberty Buick’s bats went completely silent and the team was only able to push 5 rums across the plate. While its defense was admirable, Liberty still allowed its opponent, Property Sisters, to score 9 in a seven inning game. Notwithstanding the loss, its first of the year, kudos need to go out to left-fielder Bob Dye, who, after missing the first game, made two great catches in the first inning. Bob was also the only team member to have a perfect day at the plate, going 3 for 3, and scoring one of Liberty’s few runs. Ron Swanson had 3 hits in 4 trips and also scored a run. Joe Jellison made some fine plays at second base and contributed 2 RBI’s as well as scoring once. Jim Parry added 2 hits and an RBI.

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Happy Ears Hearing - 5 Van Peursem Realtor - 15


Happy Ears was extremely flat today as they were soundly defeated by a power packed Heather Van Peursem Realtor team 12-5. A tip of the Ears hat to today’s opponents! Tim Skala (3-3) and Kevin Gillette (2-3) continued their hot streaks.Joe Gonski had a 2 run HR and sac fly.(SUB) Laura Johnson chipped in with 2 hits. That’s all to report boys and girls as you do not win many games with 12 hits in a 7 inning game! Thanks to Laura for subbing!


Summer is certainly here when you play a 1:15 game. Our Top of the batting order was cranking out the runs. Our Team racked up 21 hits in 6 innings. Top of the order scored 12 runs and the Middle of the order had 3 runs. Steady Ray Kouns: 3x3; Rick Pearson: 2x2 plus an intentional walk; Les Zirbel 3x3 +HR; Steve Chambers 3x3, he got hot with his bat. The Following Players, all had 2x3 hits Steve Rothschild; Jack Braly (first game today); and our third baseman Jack Indig. Everyone on the Team reach base with a Hit or a walk. Big thanks to Everyone for doing your best. Defense is improving.

Dick Steiman CPA - 12 Suzy's Home Cleaning - 19


The Dick Steiman, CPA team improved significantly from Monday’s debacle, but were not able to match the hard hitting & speedy Susy’s Home Cleaning crew. We got a homerun from Bob Lessard and triples from Kris Koch & Greg Church. We also had solid performances from Al Miller (3/3 and 3 runs scored), 3/3s from Rick Herring, Paul Pearson & Lonnie Saiz. Chip White & Jeff Smith also had 2 hits each. The defense was also better, but nothing to write home about.


Suzy’s wore our hitting shoes today and belted out 30 hits in a 19-12 victory over Steimens. Leading the way was Kurt Kanouse who was 4-4 with a double, a triple, and 2 RBI’s. Mark Beckner was 4-4 with 2 RBI’s. Dan Maguire was 3-4 with a home run and 4 RBI’s. Mark Glim was 3-4 with 3 RBI’s. Bob Lindsay was 3-4 with 1 RBI. Jim Tokar was 3-4. Jackie Couzens was 2-2, a base on balls, and 2 RBI’s. Ernie Huxhold, Sub, was 2-3 with a base on balls and 1 RBI. Klaus Holt was 2-3. Mike Ryan was 2-4 with 1 RBI. Terry Hughes was 1-2, with a walk and 1 RBI. Annie Lowe was 1-3 with a base on balls and an RBI.

Games thru - Monday, February 8, 2021
    TeamWon*Lost*Tie*Pct
American League
Happy Ears Hearing Center1001.000
Treedah Magee Realtor1001.000
Liberty Buick1001.000
Heather Van Peursem Realtor0010.500
The Colonnade0100.000
     
     
National League
Susy's Home Cleaning1001.000
Brian Keep and Assoc0010.500
Property Sisters Realtor0100.000
Camino Eye Care0100.000
Dick Steiman CPA0100.000
     

 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Treedah Magee Realtor - 14 Dick Steiman CPA - 2


Treedah Magee Realtor started the Winter season out with a well played game against a good Dick Steiman CPA team and won 14-2 in 4 1/2 inning game. Treedah's bats were hot, our defense played well and Bill Shanahan pitched an outstanding game with 4 shutout innings. Treedah's 28 hits were led by Kenny Shick 3x3 3 rbi's 2 dbls, Bob Higgins, Daren Proctor & Roy Sours 3x3 2 rbi's each, Dave Michels & John Smith 3x3 1 rbi each, Joel Last 2x2 2 rbi's, Dale Schroeder 2x2 1 rbi, Bob Williams 2x2 1 dbl, Bob Levengood 2x3 1 rbi, Gary Kuhlman 2x3.
The season got off to a rough start for the Acco

untants as we ran into “The Buzzsaw Boys” – er, Treedah Magee Realtor, and were mercied in short order. We did have 3 players bat a perfect 3/3: Paul Pearson, Lonnie Saiz & Al Miller. See you all Wednesday at 2:50 – maybe we are an afternoon type team.

Suzy's Home Cleaning - 9 Property Sisters Realtors - 8


"What a great way to start a new season. It was a very close game against Property Sisters. It was back and forth the entire game. Suzy's had to score 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to win. We had 18 hits. Leading the way was Mark Beckner who was 4-4 with 4 RBI's. Kurt Kanouse was 3-4 which included the game winning RBI. Mark Glim was 2-3 with an RBI. Sal Politi was 2-3 with an RBI. Dan Maguire was 2-3 with a base on balls. Klaus Holt was 2-3. Mike Ryan was 1-3 with an RBI. Jim Tokar was 1-3. Terry Hughes was 1-3. Bob Lindsay had an RBI.

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It was another beautiful day for softball in Sun City Grand today. In a well played and close game Suzy's Home Cleaning defeated Property Sisters Real Estate by a score of 9-8. At the end of the 1st inning Suzy's led by a score of 4-2. From the 2nd inning to the end of the 7th inning neither team ever lead by more than 1 run. Hats off for a well played game by both teams. The offensive leader for Property Sisters today were: Bobby Dooling 4/4 with 4 RBIs; Butch Schultz, 3/4 ; and Vikki Hanson, Ed Hart ( SUB) and Buck Craig who were all 2/3. Thanks to Ed Hart who subbed for us today.

The Colonnade - 7 Happy Ears Hearing - 12


The Colonnade team was not very good this morning. We did have some outstanding plays made and some good hits but just not when we really needed them. I think a new team that can only get better. The new scorebooks will need some study to figure out - and with the scoreboard not showing the correct score I can only report that we lost by 5 runs.


Happy Ears rallied from a 5-2 deficit to defeat a competitive Colonade team 12-7 despite the adventures of not knowing the score or inning which had everyone guessing. When all ballots were collected, it was determined that Happy Ears had more. Leading hitters were Tim Skala (3-4), Karen Olsen (3-4) and Kevin Gillette (3-3). Chipping in with 2 hits were Dorothy Mazur (2-4) Glen Zelkind (2-3) Joe Gonski (2-4) Maynard March (2-3) Greg Lynch (2-3) and Yvonne Becker (2-3). Tim added a HR with 3 RBI’s,Joe had a solo HR. and Glen added a triple that started a 4 run 5th that finally gave us the lead. They say that defense wins ball games and Karen was a vacuum cleaner at 3rd, Tim fielded his position flawlessly, and the play of the day was made by Yvonne with a back handed running catch that saved 3 runs from scoring!

Van Peursom Realtor - 18 Brian Keep & Assoc - 18


It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Unfortunately the sun played a major part of the game. Anything hit up in the air was a mystery as to where it would land. Both teams proved they could score runs. However Defense was a little shaky on both sides. The game came down to the bottom of the 7th, score tied 18-18, all we needed was one run. Needless to same the Heather Van Peursem Reality Team got none, 4 batters up and three outs, game over. Our Team racked up 28 hits. Top of the order scored 11 runs, Middle of the order had 3 runs and the bottom of the order had runs. Ray Kouns: 4x4 + a HR. Rick Pearson: 4x4 + HR (over the wall). The Following, all had 3 hits: Ed Abrams; Les Zirbel +HR; Steve Rothschild; Sam Bernhardt. Big thanks to Kris Koch for filling in as a sub. Next Game same time playing Happy Ears. We are the visitors. Steve Rothschild, Patti Jones and Sam Bernhardt have volunteer duties @2:50 Game.


On a hot day the Keeper's were cold thru the first two inning falling behind 7 to 2 to a hard hitting Heather Van Peurson Team. We came to life in the next inning scoring 3 but Heather scored 4 and then the hit parade was on. We tied it up in the 7th and held them for a hard fought tie. We produced 30 hits which is a record for any of my teams. Everyone had a hit and Roy Carpenter lead off the game with a homerun and 3 additional hits. Steve Coffman, Bill Merchionni, Don Johnson, Mark Brenner and Les Bonde each had 3 hits. Norm Volk, Dan Hofeditz, Robert Blainey, Pat Moriarty,and Michael Walton each deliver 2 hits. Great hitting game but our defense need to tighten up.

Liberty Buick - 14 Camino Eye Care - 13


Liberty Buick came out swinging for its season opener against Camino Eye, by scoring the maximum 4 runs in each of the first two innings and going on to win by a final of 14 to 13. Both teams tallied in every inning to keep the game close. In Camino’s final at bat, they scored twice to come within a run of a tie, but the final two outs, both towering fly balls to left field, were deftly handled by Mike Ryan, a stand-in for Liberty’s normal left fielder. Mike also had 2 hits and scored a run. Liberty’s power came through today as both Jim Parry and Gene Fleck put up identical numbers, each hitting a Home Run while going 3 for 3 at the plate, with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI’s. Gary Christofferson also had a perfect day, 2 for 2 with a walk, scoring each time and driving in 2. Also collecting 2 hits in 3 trips were Lanny Auberg, Larry Apple and Dick Kohnen. Ron Swanson swatted a triple driving in a run while scoring twice. Thank you Sun City Grand Softball Club for all your efforts in keeping the players, coaches and volunteers safe during these times.


Very hard fought game today, neither team wanted to lose. Camino Eye Care player Jim Stocker was 3-3, 2 R. B.I., and great defense. Joey Rizzuto was 3-3, double, 1 R.B.I. Pierre Boudreau was 3-4, home run, 2 R.B.I. Dave Nathe was 3-4, 2 doubles, scored twice. Jim Young was 3-4, double, 1 R.B.I. Don Fordney was 2-3, 1 R.B.I. Gary Armstrong was 2-4, triple, 4 R.B.I. Neil Clewell was 2-3, Fred Swan had 2 R.B.I. Lee Luft had 2 hits.