Spring 2021 Standings


TeamWinsLossesTiesWin Pct.
Thunderbird Auto Services 3 0 0 1.000
Vital Care Rehabilitation 2 1 0 0.667
Dillon's Restaurant 1 1 0 0.500
Happy Ears Hearing Center 0 2 0 0.000
Camino Eye Care 0 2 0 0.000

Saturday League Spring 2021 Standings


Thunderbird Auto Services 2 0 0 1.000
Dillon's Restaurant 1 0 0 1.000
Vital Care Rehabilitation 0 1 0 0.000
Happy Ears Hearing Center 0 1 0 0.000
Camino Eye Care 0 1 0 0.000


Games thru -  Saturday, April 10, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 8 2 0 0.800
Vital Care Rehabilitation 7 3 0 0.700
Mid First Bank 6 4 0 0.600
Broward Factory Services 6 4 0 0.600
CORE Institute 5 4 1 0.550
Thunderbird Auto Services 4 6 0 0.400
Dillon's Restaurant 4 6 0 0.400
Northwest Physical Therapy 3 5 2 0.400
Angela's Restaurant 3 6 1 0.350
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 8 0 0.200


Saturday, April 10, 2021
NW Physical Therapy - 12   Dillon's Restaurant - 18

We ended the season with a loss to a very good Dillon's team. Thank you very much to Northwest Physical Therapy for their sponsorship of Sun City Grand Softball.   We appreciate you. I would also like to thank our subs for this week: Dan Nielsen, Bob Hudson, Mike Wunsch. Offensively kudos to: Dave Zucker hit a home run. Hitting .750 for the day were: Dave Fusaro, Bob Hudson, Marvin Mathews, Rick Armentano, Dan Nielsen, Barney Armstrong, Mike Wunsch. Defensively: Vern McMurray had a great catch at 3rd Dan Nielsen stellar catch in right  and Dave Fusaro in left center. For those of you fleeing the heat, enjoy your summer. For those of us staying put in toasty AZ, see you in a few weeks around the ballfield. It was a great season and I enjoyed playing with the entire squad.

The Dillons Restaurants sponsored softball team closed  out their spring season by defeating the Northwest Physical  Therapy sponsored team 18-12 on April 10th.  After both  teams scored 4 runs in the first inning Dillons added  4 more in the second  and held NPT to one to build  a lead they held the rest of the game. Every Dillons batter contributed at least one hit to their season high 28 total. Greg Allseitz led the way going 5/5 with 4 RBIs while Ron Swanson  was 4/4 with 3 RBIs and Tim Schviewe was 3/5 with 3 RBIs. Klaus Holt continued his good hitting going  3/4 as did Ray Hensley and sub Paul JIinneman. Team manager Roy  Carpenter thanks Dillons for sponsoring the team and each member for their good play  and positive attitudes during the fun season  and wishes everyone a safe and happy summer!!

Backbone Chiropractic - 10   Vital Care Rehab - 13

Today was position round and Backbone Chiropractic took on Vital Care. The Backbone team had already clinched first place. Backbone inverted their line-up and played everyone in multiple positions on the field, celebrating a well deserved clinched championship. Backbone finished the year at 8 and 2, one game ahead of Vital Care. Backbone's trademark this session was their pitching and defense. The battery of Mike Anderson, Paul Becker and Norm Lustig were formidable. Mike and Paul also switched off at First Base. At 2nd Base was Ed Abrams, Rover was Lonnie Saiz, 3rd Base Bobby Dooling, and SS John Boland. The outfielders were Left Field Tom Rinehart (also played some SS), Left Center Allen Bellew, Right Center Kathy Boland and Bill Tierney, and Right Field Lee Roulson. Backbone averaged holding the other teams to less than 8 runs a game which was fantastic. The offense was generating 14 a game. The combination of the 2 produced 8 wins.  Thanks to all the umpires, scoreboard operators, monitors, and the field maintenance staff. Special thanks to Sherry Degerman for keeping our scorebook week after week. Also want to thank Norm Lustig and Mark Jessen for lining the field and manning the scoreboard. Special shoutout to Eileen Figueroa for monitoring and keeping the scorebook for several teams. Special thanks to the commissioners Russ Figueroa and Rick Armentano for keeping us all in line. Congratulations to Vital Care on their second place finish and Backbone Chiropractic on their championship season!

In the final game of the season our second place Vital Care squad finished in grand fashion with a 13-10 win over the first place Backbone squad. Since Backbone did not need the win to keep in first place, they did not put the pedal to the metal, but that does not take away from our good play in the victory. Our outfield of Bill Marchionni, sub Don Ranieri, Doug Stone, and Greg Roehm had a strong defensive game to back  Don Trenda's excellent pitching and keep the good hitting Backbone away from the big innings. Offensively, nine players had 2 or more hits in an excellent team effort. Ranieri  in the cleanup spot was 4-4 and had a huge 6 RBI's while Doug Stone was 4-4 with two doubles as he hit line drives all day long.    Roehm was great going 3-4 including a pair of doubles and 3 RBI's while Rod Wilterdink and Dave Anthony were also a big factor going 3-4 in the contest. The middle and bottom of the order certainly did their part as Mike McGinn, Mike Heitman, Trenda, and Marchionni each had a pair of hits. Good coaching at 3B by an injured Scott Gramoll was key today as well in the previous couple of games. We finished the season with a 7-3 record one game behind the first place Backbone crew. Congrats to John Boland and the Backbone squad on an excellent season. Excellent umpiring by Tim Schliewe and  Mike Kacurek made the game go smoothly.

Broward Factory Services - 9   MidFirst Bank - 11

Mid First Bank led Broward Factory Services 9-3 after 5 innings.  They won 11-9 with the tying run making the final out.  Sub Russ Figueroa was 3-3 1 RBI, Jay Schirpke 3-4 2-2B 3B 1 RBI, Ken Krzeminski 2-3 3B 1 RBI and Paul Jinneman 2-4 2B 1 RBI were the leading hitters.  Thanks to Russ Figueroa and Rick Armentano for subbing for us.  A special thanks to Eileen Figueroa for scoring for us all season.  

Mid First Bank closes out the season with a bang defeating Broward Factory Service by
a final score of 11- 9. "Superb" pitching by Greg Church along with mighty fine defense
from the entire team accounted for our final satisfying victory! Great Job today, Greg!
Our offense lead by our only sub-Curtis Rhoades (rbi), smacked a perfect 3/3 plate day.
Bill Janowski, Jules Nagy and Bruce Lowe all cranked 3/4 plate days. Bill put up two
doubles and 2 rbi, while Jules had an rbi. All swatting 2/3 plate days were Jim Stocker,
Jeff Nickerson and Ray Kouns. Jim had a double and rbi, while both Jeff (sac fly) and Ray
knocked in a run apiece. Howard Sumner batted 2/4 with a double. "Thanks" a ton to
Curtis Rhoades for subbing and his perfect plate day! A satisfyingly nice winning season
was enjoyed by all teammates!!!  

CORE Institute - 18   Thunderbird Auto Service - 17

On a beautiful day at the ballpark, Ron Coleman stepped up to the plate with the score tied and hit a Grand Slam Home Run over the left field fence, in the bottom of the 7th. The thunderbirds were 5 runs behind going into the 7th and tied the score before 3 hitters put themselves on base, giving way to the Grand Slam. The whole team hit so well, collecting 29 hits over 6 innings.  Everyone got at least one hit. Going 4 for 4 were Gary Kuhlman (triple,double), and Ron Coleman (HR, double). Getting 3 hits  each were Gary Armstrong, John  Bertholdy(double), Dick Nunez and Jeff Smith.  Getting 2 hits each were Peter Semenak (2 doubles), Lee Visker, Barney Armstrong and Ed Hart.  A really good season by all. Some good fielding today also.

Thunderbird Auto had another exciting game, scoring 6 runs in the final inning to tie the score.  The hot hitting home team Core Institute then scored to win the game.  Mike Wunch and sub Dale Halder hit home runs.  Bob Snelling, Dale, John Hammel and Russ Figueroa had doubles.  Dale and Russ were perfect 4 for 4.  On base 3 times were Mike Wunsch, Bob Snelling, Roger Neumann, Jim Mathews and Jim Jozwowski.  Britney couldn't come up with air fare and missed the game ball presentation.  Bob Snelling was presented the ball, he led the team in; on base average, runs scored and slugging percentage.  Many, many thanks to Eilene Figueroa

Angela's Restaurant - 15   T Pham Dentist - 7

Angela's Restaurant defeated Thomas Pham Dentist 15 to 7 for the second time this season  .Angela's  collected 22 hits, with everyone getting at least one hit.  Art Stackpole, continued his excellent pitching, and recorded his third victory. We also want to thank John Hardy and Jim Mathews for subbing in todays game.  The entire team, would like to thank Angela's for sponsoring  the team! Thanks for a great season! Manager Dave Stark

Every Thomas Pham Dentist hitter had at least one safety but it wasn't quite enough as Angela’s Restaurant went on to win the final game of the Saturday Winter Season 15-7.  Brian Holliday and sub Tom Ranalls led the offense.  Holliday was 3 for 3 and Ranalls went 2 for 2 with a towering over the fence home run and a walk.  Becky Holliday and Jim Saltzman were 2 for 3 each followed by Dale Halter, Ron Kaleta, Ron Rogerson, Pierre Boudreau, sub Brian Swenson, Bob Zech, Marty Jimenez and sub Jeff Smith with a hit apiece.


Games thru -  Saturday, April 3, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 8 1 0 0.889
Vital Care Rehabilitation 6 3 0 0.667
Broward Factory Services 6 3 0 0.667
Mid First Bank 5 4 0 0.556
CORE Institute 4 4 1 0.500
Thunderbird Auto Services 4 5 0 0.444
Northwest Physical Therapy 3 4 2 0.444
Dillon's Restaurant 3 6 0 0.333
Angela's Restaurant 2 6 1 0.278
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 7 0 0.222

 Saturday, April 3, 2021

Vital Care Rehab - 9 Angela's Restaurant - 8

In yet another down to the wire contest, our Vital Care Rehabilitation team squeezed out a 9-8 win over Angela's with the game ending on an unassisted double play turned in by second baseman Mike Heitman as the game finished in dramatic fashion. In a game that was close all the way, 10 of our 11 guys contributed a hit with a Bill Marchionni delivering the BIG hit with a triple scoring runs number eight and nine as we pushed ahead for one final time. Bill was also outstanding in the outfield including catching a slicing drive towards the corner to get us out of an inning. Earlier in the game Ralph Mckeever was the key stick with a triple and HR and 3 RBI's in a 3-3 day. Greg Roehm hit the ball hard all day in a 3-3 effort that included a double. Mike McGinn, loosey goosey Doug Stone, and Dave Anthony only made one out as did our substitute picher Don Trenda. Trenda pitched another excellent game filling in for us. Bob Craig contributed a big RBI double while Chuck Gibson had a single and Rod Wilterdink added a double.

Angela's scored 4 runs in the first inning, and then could manage only 4 more runs for the entire game, and lost to Vital Care 9 to 8. Curtis Rhoades had two hits and 3 RBI for the Angela's team. Angela's could manage only 13 hits for the game, and suffered its sixth defeat of the season.

Backbone Chiropractic - 18 T Pham Dentist - 6
Backbone Chiropractic took on the Thomas Pham Dentistry team in the much hotter weather that moved in this week. After each team scored 3 runs in the first inning, the Backbone bats never cooled off. Backbone went on hit for an average of .763, 7 extra base hits, and only made 9 outs when batting. Every player contributed offensively again today. The trademark of this team, the entire session, has been the rock solid defense and pitching. Several good plays were made throughout the contest today. Today, we need to give a special shoutout to our third baseman Bobby Dooling. He was so busy at third base, it was hard to not to sit back and enjoy watching him make play, after play, after play. Not to mention his 4 for 4 day at the plate with 2 triples. More kudos offensively: perfect were Bill Tierney, Tom Rinehart, and Paul Becker. Hitting for .750 were Mike Anderson, Allen Bellew, and John Boland. Lonnie Saiz was a nice .667. Ed Abrams hit for .500. Lee Roulson and Norm Lustig contributed a safety each. With this win today, Backbone Chiropractic clinched first place, with only one more game to play. Thanks to Russ Figueroa, Buck Craig, Mark Jessen, Fred Lubs, and Dan Sykes for performing the game assignments. Great job by Sherry Degerman for keeping the book and Kathy Boland for doing a great job coaching the runners at 3rd base. As always, Russ, Eileen Figueroa and Rick Armentano for monitoring the games all day. Next week we play at 9:55 AM against Vital Care."

Thomas Pham Dentist faced a very strong Backbone Chiropractic eleven and suffered an 18-6 defeat in six innings. After scoring 3 runs in the first frame, the dentists were only able to come up with another three tallies for the rest of the game. Lead off hitter Becky Holliday and sub Don Trenda led the offense with perfect 3 for 3 efforts. Sub Don Ranieri added two more safeties followed by Dale Halter, Brian Holliday, Ron Rogerson, Pierre Boudreau and subs Gary Ambruz and Marty Jiminez with a hit each.

Thunderbird Auto Service - 15 MidFirst Bank - 6

Thunderbird Auto had another great day at the ball field. Roger Neumann pitched a great game with the entire team backing him up with outstanding defense. Mike Wunsch lead off going 3 for 4 with a triple and 2 doubles. Bob Snelling followed with 3 for 4 and 3 RBIs.Sub Pete Semenak hit a home run. Sub Dale Halder went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles. Perfect at the plate were Roger Neumann, Russ Figueroa (double) and Joel Last (2 doubles). Jim Jozwowski went 2 for 3 scoring 2 runs. Britney plans to present Joel with the game ball following the game next week.

"The Mid First Bank team was seriously lacking today getting smothered by Thunderbird Auto by a 6 - 15 final score. The most telling stat was scoring only 6 runs. Too little in all aspects of the game today. Our hitting was led by perfect Jim Stocker blasting 3/3 with a team leading 2 rbi. Great job Jim!! Tom Ciavarella and sub-Larry Harpe (dble and rbi), both smacked 2/3 plate days. All hitting 2/4 were Jules Nagy (dble), Jeff Nickerson (dble and rbi) and Greg Church. Yep, that's all folks. Big-time thanks to Larry Harpe for subbing. "

NW Physical Therapy - 11 CORE Institute - 11

"For the 2nd week in a row, Northwest Physical Therapy had a very exciting and neck and neck game. The end result with a tie with Core. I would like to thank our subs--- Dan Nielsen and Tim Schiewe. In the offensive department, special mention to: Ron Teece went 2 for 3 and an awesome hit that went past the outfielders Rick Armentano, Marv Mathews and Dave Fusaro -- all 3 for 4, John Bertholdy-- perfect at the plate, going 4 for 4.
Reviewing the defensive plays of the game to be noted: Dave Fusaro having a stellar catch in the 1st and responsible for a total of 2 outs in that inning, Dale Huffine staying with a tricky throw and earning an out in the 2nd, Tim Schwiewe with a great catch in the 2nd as well and several others throughout the game. A double play in the 3rd to end that inning. Early game next week to end a fun winter season. See you on the 10th.
On a beautiful, but hot day at the ballfield, the two teams battled to a tie. The Institute got 21 hits with everyone getting at least one hit. Some really good fielding by the outfield and infield kept the game close. Both teams at opportunities to take the win, but fell a bit short at the end, maybe the heat got to everyone. Hitting well for the Core were Peter Semenak, Gary Armstrong and Paul Plapp, with each player getting 3 hits each. Getting 2 hits each were Glenn Turner, Larry Harpe, Gary Kuhlman and Ed Hart. The last game is Saturday April 10th with the time to be announced later in week.

Broward Factory Service - 16 Dillon's Restaurant - 14

Broward Factory Services beat Dillion”s Restaurant 16-14. Broward hit .800 in the game and only made 7 outs in the game. Broward scored a maximum 4 runs in 4 of the 5 innings they hit in. Seven hitters were perfect on the day. Paul Jinneman 3-3, Jim Opyd 3-3, Ken Krzeminski 2-2, Sub Rick Armentano 3-3, Robert Blainey 3-3, Sub Russ Figueroa 3-3 and Daren Proctor 3-3. Jay Schirpke had 2 HR and 4RBI’s. Ed Musgrave pitched a great game. Dale Schroeder had a great catch to help the defense..

The Dillons Restaurants sponsored softball team lost to the Broward Factory Services sponsored team 16-14 on April 3rd. Dillons team got off to a good start, leading 6-4 and then 12-8 before Broward tied the score at 12 apiece after 4 innings. After Dillons went scoreless in their fifth at bats, Broward scored four times and then sealed the win by limiting Dillons to 2 runs in their final at bats of the six inning game. Dillons totalled 22 hits, led by 4 from Tim Schiewe, 3 each from Dick Nunez and Paul Larson and 2 each from Dave Dompier, Greg Allseitz, Ron Swanson, Roy Carpenter and Klaus Holt. Schiewe also had 3 RBIs, while Klaus Holt, sub Ray Kouns Dick Nunez, Greg Allseitz and Paul Larson each had 2.


Games thru -  Saturday, March 27, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 7 1 0 0.875
Mid First Bank 5 3 0 0.625
Broward Factory Services 5 3 0 0.625
Vital Care Rehabilitation 5 3 0 0.625
CORE Institute 4 4 0 0.500
Northwest Physical Therapy 3 4 1 0.438
Thunderbird Auto Services 3 5 0 0.375
Dillon's Restaurant 3 5 0 0.375
Angela's Restaurant 2 5 1 0.313
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 6 0 0.250

 Saturday, March 27, 2021

Mid First Bank - 12 Vital Care Rehab - 15

Mid First Bank drops a tough one to Vital Care by a 12- 15 final score. We just seemed lethargic, even though the defense and pitching efforts were good enough to notch a victory. On the other hand, our hitting was lacking especially the clutch hitting! Mid First Bank batting was led by perfect Howard Sumner and Bruce Lowe. Howard crushed a 4/4 day including 2 dbles. Bruce swatted his 2/2 day including a triple, sac fly and 2 rbi. Great job Howard and Bruce! All smacking 3/4 plate days were Jeff Nickerson (trple, 2 dbles and 2 rbi), Jules Nagy (trple and rbi) and Greg Church (2 rbi). Jim Stocker knocked 2 runs with his 2/3 plate day. And Bill Janowski batted 2/4 including a dble and rbi. That's all folks. Big time "thanks" to Larry Harpe for subbing! This week, let's get back to our winning ways at 11:20 a.m. Be there!!

In a tough battle against the good Mid First Bank squad, we survived with a 15-12 win as the Bankers had a nice rally going in the bottom of the 7th when Chuck Gibson caught a line shot at the hot corner to stifle the rally. That was the second smash of the Game that Gibson caught while offensively he was 4 for 4 including a double and triple for a team leading 4 RBI's. Mike Heitman was also 4-4 with 4 RBI's for the Vital Care boys. Also, in the 4-4 club were Dave Anthony, Doug Stone, and Rod Wilterdink with the latter pair scoring four runs each. Mike McGinn had a single and a walk to help the attack while McKeever and Bill Marchionni each hit their way on once. A big part of the win was good defensive plays to get us out of innings. The outfield of Ralph McKeever, Stone, and Greg Roehm was outstanding. In the infield Wilterdink flagged down a popup in foul territory and turned a double play to stop potential rallies. A big part of the defense was the pinpoint pitching of sub Don Trenda with veteran Bob Craig calling the pitches.

Broward Factory Service - 12 CORE Institute - 10

Core Institute and Broward Factory Services battled all 6 innings with Broward pulling out a 12-11 nail biter. Hitters batting 3-3 were Jay Schirpke, Paul Jinneman, Ken Krzeminski and Darin Young. Those four hitters had 9 RBI’s. Pitcher Ed Musgrave was 2-2 and struck out the last batter. Five other hitters had one hit each. Thanks to sub Rick Armintano for his help..

On a beautiful day the bats became a bit cold, with a few miscues in the field, which led to a defeat. The Team collected 15 hits, but could not keep up. Big hitter for the Core was Ron Coleman (HR, Triple, single). Getting 3 hits also was Gary Kuhlman, while Glenn Turner and sub Don Cleveland got 2 hits each . Next Game: Sat. April 3nd 12:45 VISITORS

Thunderbird Auto Service - 6 Backbone Chiropractic - 15

Jim Jozwowski was perfect at the plate, sub Don Trenda went 3 for 3 with a double and two triples, John Hammel hit a home run. We got smoked.

Backbone Chiropractic took on a very good Thunderbird Auto Services team on a perfect day at the ballpark. Both teams put up a 4 spot in the first inning and looked like a shootout was imminent. But with a tightened up defense and cooled off bats on Thunderbirds part, the Backbone defense and pitching only allowed Thunderbird to score in one more inning the rest of the way. Backbone came away with a 15 to 6 win. The Backbone defense and pitching has immerged as the signature of this team. Six games this session this team has limited the opposition to single digits. Every backbone player also contributed on offense today. Perfect from the plate: Paul Becker (2 doubles), Mike Anderson (home run), and Tom Rinehart. 3 for 4: Bobby Dooling and John Boland (home run). Bill Tierney hit for a very good .667. Allen Bellew was a nice .500. Lee Roulson, Ed Abrams, Lonnie Saiz, and Norm Lustig all contributed a hit in the contest. The team hit for a super .667. Thanks to Ed Hart, Jeff Smith, Vern McMurray, Daren Proctor, and John Bertholdy for performing the game assignments. Great job by Sherry Degerman for keeping the book. And shoutout to Kathy Boland for taking on the 3rd base coaching as she is out the rest of the year with an injury. As always, Russ and Eileen Figueroa; Rick Armentano for monitoring the games all day.

Dillon's Restaurant - 16 NW Physical Therapy - 15

The Dillons Restaurants sponsored softball team staged a six run rally in the bottom half of the final inning to overcome a 5 run deficit and defeat the Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored team 16-15 on March 27th. The game was tied 4-4 after one inning and 9-9 after four frames. The Northwest squad then took a 15-10 lead before Dillons defense held them scoreless in the seventh and kept the deficit manageable going into bottom half of the seventh. Hits by Dave Dompier and Paul Larson and an intentional walk to Greg Allseitz loaded the bases and set the table for consecutive hits by Tim Schiewe, Dick Nunez and Ray Hensley, a walk to Ron Swanson, a game tieing hit by sub Don Cleveland and a game winning hit by Roy Carpenter. The Dillons team totaled 22 hits, 3 each by Dompier, Larson, Allseitz, Nunez and Cleveland and 2 each by Schiewe and Carpenter. Schiewe and Hensley each had3 RBIs and Larson, Nunez and Cleveland each had two.

"Northwest Physical Therapy had a very close game today with Dillions, losing in the last inning of play. This made for a very exciting game. I would like to thank our subs--- John Boland, Bob Hudson, Mike Wunsch and Dan Nielsen. At the plate, John Boland and Bob Hudson were perfect going 4 for 4. Those going 3 for 4 were Rick Armentano, Dave Fusaro, and Marv Mathews. Defensively, Rick Armentano was stellar in the 2nd inning.
Another notable play was a double towards the end of the game. See you next week!"

T Pham Dentist - 3 Angela's Restaurant - 12

Thomas Pham Dentist’ scoring drought continued with a 12-3 loss to Angela’s Restaurant. The dentists' competed hard but only managed 15 hits in the seven inning affair. Becky Holliday and sub Tom Ranalls led the way with perfect 4 for 4 and 3 for 3 efforts respectively. Ron Kaleta, Brian Holliday and Pierre Boudreau went 2 for 3 each followed by subs Ron Eichhorn and Dale Schroeder with a safety each.

Angela's played its best game of the year. defeating Thomas Pham Dentist 12 to 3. Angela's pounded out 22 hits lead by Buck Craig, Gary Ambruz, Ray Gibson, Curtis Rhoades,and Fred Lubes, with three hits each. Ray Gibson continued his outstanding play at shortstop, with several outstanding plays. Finally, Art Stackpole had another great game on t,he mound holding the Pham Dentist team to just three runs.


Games thru -  Saturday, March 20, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 6 1 0 0.857
Mid First Bank 5 2 0 0.714
Vital Care Rehabilitation 4 3 0 0.571
CORE Institute 4 3 0 0.571
Broward Factory Services 4 3 0 0.571
Northwest Physical Therapy 3 3 1 0.500
Thunderbird Auto Services 3 4 0 0.429
Dillon's Restaurant 2 5 0 0.286
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 5 0 0.286
Angela's Restaurant 1 5 1 0.214


Games thru -  Saturday, March 13, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 5 1 0 0.833
Mid First Bank 4 2 0 0.667
Broward Factory Services 4 2 0 0.667
Vital Care Rehabilitation 4 2 0 0.667
CORE Institute 3 3 0 0.500
Thunderbird Auto Services 3 3 0 0.500
Northwest Physical Therapy 2 3 1 0.417
Dillon's Restaurant 2 4 0 0.333
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 4 0 0.333
Angela's Restaurant 0 5 1 0.083

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Dillon's Restaurant - 17 T Pham Dentist - 15

The Dillons Restaurants sponsored softball team built an early lead and held on to defeat the Thomas Pham Dentist sponsored team 17-15 on March 13th. Dillons jumped out to a 8-4 lead after 3 innings, but the Dentists closed the score to 9-8 before Dillons added 4 runs in each of their final at bats to take a 17-10 lead into the final frame. The Dentists scored 5 times before the Dillons defense closed out the win. Every Dillons batter contributed at least one hit to their 26 hit attack. Dave Dompier and Greg Allseitz each had 4, while Tim Schiewe, Dick Nunez and Ray Hensley each had 3, and Paul Larson, sub Don Cleveland and Roy Carpenter each had two. Larson, Allseitz Schiewe and Hensley each had 3 RBIs. Greg Allseitz sparked the defense with several good running catches in left centerfield.

Thomas Pham Dentist scored five runs in the top of the seventh but they weren’t quite enough as Dillons hung on to earn a 17-15 decision. Everybody had at least one safety as the dentists walloped 24 hits in the loss led by Ed Hickox, sub Pete Semenak and Jim Saltzman with perfect 4 for 4 efforts. One of Hickox’ safeties was a bases clearing over the fence dinger in the 5th inning! He also had 8 RBI’s. Ron Rogerson was 3 for 4 with teammates Pierre Boudreau and Bob Higgins going 2 for 4. Becky Holliday, Don Trenda, Brian Holliday, Jim Young and Bob Zech added a hit each.

Thunderbird Auto Service - 15 CORE Institute - 17

Thunderbird played an OK game today, fun game to watch, tough game to lose. The bats went cold in the middle of the game and then made a solid comeback effort, in the end fell short of a strong hitting Core Institute team. Perfect at the plate going 4 for 4 were Russ Figueroa (double & triple) and John Hammel (2 doubles). On base 3 times were Bob Snelling (double & triple) and Roger Neumann. Batting 500 were; Mike Wunsch, Randy Cihlar, Jim Mathews and Sal Politi. Eileen kept everyone on track and properly recorded, thanks Eileen.

On a cool day at the field, the Core's bats were hot, collecting 28 hits, with everyone getting at least one. These hot bats and some really good fielding led to the win. Going 4 for 4 were Peter Semenak ( 2 doubles, and a triple) and Glenn Turner (one double). Getting 3 hits each were Ron Coleman ( double and a Home Run over the fence), David Nathe (one double), Larry Harpe (a triple) and Lee Visker (a double). Getting 2 hits each were Ron Eichhorn and Ed Hart. With this win the team goes to .500 for the season. Next Game: March 20th 11:20 HOME

Backbone Chiropractic - 10 Angela's Restaurant - 5

Backbone Chiropractic took on Angela's on a very cold day at the Field of Dreams on this Saturday. After 2 innings it was 4 to 3 Backbone Chiropractic. The 3rd inning was the turning point when Backbone scored 4 runs and held Angela's to 1. Backbone Chiropractic played very good defense and the battery of Mike Anderson and Norm Lustig was very good the rest of the way as Backbone came away with a 10 to 5 victory. Backbone hit for a nice very .607 which included 5 extra base hits and 3 home runs. Perfect from the plate were Bobby Dooling, Paul Becker, Allen Bellew and John Boland. Hitting for a nice .667 were Mike Anderson and Tom Rinehart. Kathy Boland was .500 from the plate and Lee Roulson chipped in with a hit. Defensively, great job by Lonnie Saiz and Ed Abrams. Thanks to Sherry Deggerman, David Nathe, Roger Neumann, Randy Cihlar, Sal Politi and Jerry Eastham for your field support duties during the game! Also special mention to Russ Figueroa and Eileen Figueroa for keeping us under control all day!

Angela's Restaurant played one of its better games, but continued its winless season, and lost to Backbone Chiropractic 10 to 5. Ray Gibson chipped in with three hits, and Tim Skala had an excellent game with three hits, and two RBI for Angela's Restaurant.

MidFirst Bank - 12 Broward Factory Service - 23

"Mid First Bank gets smothered by Broward Factory Service by a final score of 12 - 23. The first 3 innings were competative and fun as evidenced by the 8-8 tie score, after 3. The rest of the game was ""all"" Broward Factory Service. They scored 15 more runs and forced a flip-flop in the 7th inning. The bankers team defense was on vacation! (What defense?). Our sole bright spot was our hitting. Mid First Bank led by Bill Janowski crushing a very exciting homerun, triple, double and team leading 4 rbi, with his 3/4 tremendous effort. Great job, Bill!!! Also smacking 3/4 efforts were Ken Carlson, Jeff Nickerson and Greg Church!! Ken and Jeff both produced 2 doubles and one rbi apiece. Greg knocked in 2 runs. All raking 2/3 at the plate were Ray Kouns (triple), Jim Stocker (dble) and sub-John Cavazza (rbi). Howard Sumner batted 2/4, both hits being doubles and a rbi. ""Thanks"" to sub-John Cavazza and sub-Artie Stackpole for helping us out! We expect to get back to our winning ways this next game at 9:55 am. Be there!"

Broward Factory Services beat first place team, Mid First Bank 23-12. The score was 13-11, Broward leading after 5 innings. Every player in the line up had at least 2 hits. Darin Young 4-4 2B 3RBi’s and Robert Blainey 4-4 1RBI were perfect hitting on the day. Jay Schirpke 3-4 BB 3B 2-HR 6RBI’s, Ken Krzeminski 3-4 2B, Dale Schroeder 3-4, Jerry Eastham 3-4 HR 7RBI’s. Sub Russ Figueroa 2-4 BB, Jim Opyd 2-5 5RBI’s, Sub Bob Hudson 2-3 BB 1RBI, Daren Proctor 2-4 and winning pitcher Ed Musgrave 2-4.

NW Physical Therapy - 14 Vital Care Rehab - 13

"Northwest Physical Therapy experienced a thrilling end to the game again a very good Vital Care squad. We had a walk off win. Thank you to our subs, Dan Davidson, Ken Krzeminski and Rick Pearson. Offensively we hit a well rounded game. Special mention to: John Bertholdy having a double and a triple Dave Fusaro having a double. Dave Zucker hitting the top of the clock. We could not have pulled this one out without everyone contributing. Thanks to all! Defensively, notable plays included: Ron Teece being ready to catch a foul for an out behind home plate. Dale Huffine at 1st staying with the play, never giving up and getting a much needed out in the 5th The 4th inning was the Dave Zucker show, teaming up with Dale Huffine. All three outs! We also had a double play. Great infield team work. See you early on the 20th............"

"On a cloudy and chilly Saturday our bats were cool over the middle innings of the 6 inning game eventually leading to a 14-13 loss after an extremely eventful final inning. Down 12-9 with two outs and nobody on base in the top of the final inning, they were writing our obituary. But then our top of the order put an amazing five hits in a row together with Chuck Gibson doubling to give us the lead. Still, we would have to shut down the top of the Northwest order to preserve the lead and things looked good after Mike McGinn snared a shot and Greg Roehm secured a liner in left. But, Northwest had a two out rally of their own to beat us by the final 14-13 score. Sub Tim Schliewe sure did his part for us part going 4-4 including a game tying triple in the final inning while Doug Stone and Gibson were both perfect at the plate and Ralph McKeever(two doubles) and Rod Wilterdink each had only a single out. Bill Marchionni made a nice catch in deep right field and added a single while sub David Bagwell also added a hit. Also, an excellent job of coaching 3B by Mike Heitman who was out with a tender leg muscle.


Games thru -  Saturday, March 6, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Mid First Bank 4 1 0 0.800
Backbone Chiropractic 4 1 0 0.800
Vital Care Rehabilitation 4 1 0 0.800
Broward Factory Services 3 2 0 0.600
Thunderbird Auto Services 3 2 0 0.600
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 3 0 0.400
CORE Institute 2 3 0 0.400
Northwest Physical Therapy 1 3 1 0.300
Dillon's Restaurant 1 4 0 0.200
Angela's Restaurant 0 4 1 0.100

 Saturday, March 6, 2021

NW Physical Therapy - 14 Thunderbird Auto Service - 18

Northwest Physical Therapy had a fun game on March 6 against a solid Thunderbird team. Thank you to our subs, Paul Jinneman and Dan Nielsen. Offensively special mention to John Bertholdy, Rick Armentano and Dave Zucker going perfect at the plate. Dave Zucker also had a home run and a total 6 RBIs for the game. Defensively we had some notable plays. The 1st and 6th innings holding Thunderbird to one run in those two innings, a pair of double plays and several excellent catches, including a catch by Ron Teece behind home plate to prevent a run. Onto next week and our 6th game of the season! Have a good week everyone.

Another great day at the ballpark for Thunderbird Auto, with 31 hits. After a slow start, Thunderbird fell behind until Les Bonde led off the fourth inning with a key hit that quickly resulted in 4 runs and Thunderbird never looked back. Les joined Randy Cihlar (2 doubles) and Jim Mathews with perfect 4 for 4 days. With 3 hits each were Joel Last, Roger Neumann and John Hammel (double). Having 2 hit days were Mike Wunsch, Russ Figueroa (HR), Jim Jazwowski, Sal Politi and Bob Snelling (triple). Roger pitched a great game and the defense came through to hold a powerful Northwest Physical Therapy team to no runs in the 6th and 7th innings. "Thank you" to everyone that makes, this much fun possible.

Broward Factory Service - 6 Backbone Chiropractic - 5

Wow, what a great defensive game by both teams. Broward Factory Services held on to beat 1st place Backbone Chiropractic 6-5.. Both pitchers Ed Musgrave and Mike Anderson were special today. Broward score 3 runs in each of the first two innings, then played defense. Ed Musgrave was 2-3 and Dale Schroeder had a single and RBI. Jay Schirpke 2-2 2-2B BB 1RBI, Paul Jinneman 3-3 2 big RBI’s in the 2nd inning. Jim Opyd 2-3 2 RBI’s in the 1st inning. Darin Young 2-3 1RBI, Robert Blaine 2-3 and made some great plays at 3rd base. Mike Dakat added a hit. Sub Russ Figueroa really helped the defense making many plays.

Backbone Chiropractic took on Broward Factory Services (BFS) on a gorgeous day at the Field of Dreams. The BFS team came out swinging and scored a total of 6 runs in the first two innings. Backbone Chiropractic was only able to muster up 1 run in the same two frames losing 6 to 1 going into the third. The Backbone defense stiffened and held BFS scoreless in the final 5 innings. Backbone pecked away at the BFS lead but only managed 4 more runs to lose a tight game 6 to 5. Backbone hit for a season low .394 which ultimately sealed their fate. We'll watch some Youtube hitting videos this week and get it back on track next week! Thanks to Sherry Deggerman, Bob Lessard, Ray Hensley, Vern McMurray, Mike Wunsch and Mark Jessen for all your field support duties during the game!

Vital Care Rehab - 16 Dillon's Restaurant - 15

In a game where we scored every inning, we needed every single run as we survived a Dillon's seventh inning 5 run rally in a 16-15 win. Defensively, our infield was a little shaky on the day, but our outfield and rover were outstanding. Doug Stone at rover was Johnny on the spot on numerous occasions diving and sprawling in taking away potential Dillon hits. In the outfield, Greg Roehm battled the sun and was outstanding as usual , Ralph McKeever was aggressive from his LC position, and Dave Anthony and Bill Marcharonni caught everything hit their way. Offensively, Anthony had 4 extra base hits and 4 RBI's leading an offense where everyone had at least on hit. Two others with a perfect day were pitcher Scott Gramoll and Rod Wilterdink. Making only a single out were McKeever ( 2 doubles) , Mike Heitman and Roehm. Chuck Gibson hit the ball hard resulting in a pair of hits and Bob Craig, Mike McGinn, and Bill each had a hit to contribute to the win. Getting hits up and down the order have been key to our Vital Care 4-1 record as we have avoided shutout innings for the most part.

The Dillons Restaurants sponsored softball team lost 16-5 to Vital Care Rehab sponsored team on March 6, as a 5 run rally in the last inning came up just short. The Dillons team struggled to score runs after a 3 run first inning home run by Greg Allseitz. They totalled 24 hits and received 7 walks, but left bases loaded 3 times and 15 total runners stranded on base. Allseitz had the homer, and two other hits good for 5 RBIs, and scored 3 times. . Dick Nunex had 4 hits, while Dave Dompier, Tim Schiewe and Paul Larson each had 3 hits. Bob L:essard had 2 hits, 2 walks and scored four times. Catcher Klaus Holt had three solid hits and two good defensive plays at catcher-- catching a difficult high foul popup for one out and snagging a long relay throw to put out another runner trying to score.

Angela's Restaurant - 12 MidFirst Bank - 18

Angela's played Mid First Bank and lost 18 to 12. The game was close for six innings, but as this season has shown, Angela's gets out scored in the later innings and stays winless for the season.

"Mid First Bank posts our 4th consecutive victory in defeating Angelas Restaurant 18-12. The bankers sticks ""super showed"" up today blasting 29 total hits including 7 extra base hita! Ten of 11 bankers cranked at least 2 hits. Wow -- team Mid First Bank, way to rake!! Once again pitcher Greg Church hurled a tremendous game holding a strong hitting Angelas Restaurant to just 12 runs. And again the entire infield and outfield made all the correct plays at the best time. Great job to all!! The bankers offense was led by Jeff Nickerson cranking a perfect 4/4 plate day including a rbi. Six, yes 6, teammates ripped a 3/4 day at the plate. They included Bill Janowski, Ray Kouns, Jules Nagy, Howard Sumner, sub-Tom Ciavarella and Greg Church. Bill blasted an exciting homerun, double and team leading 5 rbi. Ray cracked a triple, double and 2 rbi. Jules notched a double and 3 rbi. Howard smashed his 3/4 day including a rbi. Sub-Tom Ciavarella crushed a double and 3 rbi. And completing this 6-pack of 3/4 hitters was winning pitcher Greg. Crazy great job, you ""7 ballers""!!!! And not to be left out, all hitting 2/4 were Bruce Lowe, Ken Carlson and Jim Stocker. Bruce included a double and 2 rbi and Ken knocked in a run. Our team raking like this should keep the victories piling up!! Fantastic job to all!!! Super big time ""thanks"" to Tom Ciavarella for subbing and his many contributions. Can't let up at all. Next game 1245 Be there!!

CORE Institute - 12 T Pham Dentist - 11

The Team came out swinging jumping ahead in the first 3 innings and then the dentists came back and went ahead in the 5th inning, but could not score in the 6th , the last inning, and Core scored 2 runs to win the game. The Team made some really good defensive plays to go along with 16 hits. Getting 3 hits each were Gary Kuhlman (2 triples) and Peter Semenak (HR and a Triple). Getting 2 hits each were David Nathe ( Triple), Jeff Smith and Larry Harpe. Next Game: March 13th 9:55 Visitors

For the second consecutive week, Thomas Pham Dentist played in a game decided by one run. This time CORE Institute edged the Dentist eleven 12-11. TP managed 18 hits in the six inning contest led by Brian Holliday and Bob Higgins with perfect 3 for 3 efforts each. Ron Rogerson was 2 for 2 with a walk. Four others went 2 for 3 including Dale Halter, subs Tom Ranalls and Don Trenda and Pierre Boudreau. Becky Holliday and Jim Saltzman rounded out the hit parade with a safety each. The highlite of the game was Ranalls' 4th inning unassisted bases loaded triple play!!


Games thru -  Saturday, February 27, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 4 0 0 1.000
Mid First Bank 3 1 0 0.750
Vital Care Rehabilitation 3 1 0 0.750
Broward Factory Services 2 2 0 0.500
Thunderbird Auto Services 2 2 0 0.500
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 2 0 0.500
Northwest Physical Therapy 1 2 1 0.375
Dillon's Restaurant 1 3 0 0.250
CORE Institute 1 3 0 0.250
Angela's Restaurant 0 3 1 0.125

 Saturday, February 27, 2021

MidFirst Bank - 12 CORE Institute - 9

"Mid First Bank defeats Core Institute by a 12-9 final score. The game featured Mid First Bank pitcher Greg Church tossing another fantastic effort holding a very good hitting Core Institute team to only 9 runs. Great job, Greg!!! The Mid First Bank defense was bolstered by Bill Janowski, Jeff Nickerson and Ken Carlson -- all turning multiple doubleplays with their terrific fielding efforts. Outfielders Bruce Lowe, Jules Nagy and Howard Sumner all made some super catches, especially considering the difficult late afternoon sun. Thanks, both infield and outfield for the nice plays!!! Mid First Bank hitting was powered by perfect Ken Carlson, Bill Janowski and sub-Tom Ciavarella. Ken smacked a 3/3 plate day including a walk and rbi. Bill Janowski cranked a 3/3 day including 2 dbles and 2 rbi. Sub Tom raked a 3/3 day with a dble and 2 rbi. Wow, Ken, Bill and Tom!! Howard Sumner swatted a 3/4 plate day. Greg Church and Ray Kouns both hit 2/3 with one rbi apiece. Jules Nagy went 1/3 but with a walk, a dble and 2 rbi. And Jeff Nickerson chipped in a hit -- but a big big hit in the bottom of the 6th which knocked in a team leading 3 rbi. Super ""thanks"" to sub Tom Ciavarella both for subbing and his many contributions!! Another very fun 3rd win in a row! Bankers goal is to continue piling up the wins! Our next game is 12:45pm. Be there."

After waiting for a few hours to get the game in today, the bats were cold and did not warm up with the beautiful weather. Some good defense along with 22 hits was not enough today. Getting 3 hits each were Gary Kuhlman and Glenn Turner. Getting 2 hits each were Ron Coleman, Peter Semenak, Larry Harpe, Gary Armstrong, Fred Swan and Ed Hart. Next Game : March 6th 2:10 Home Team

Dillon's Restaurant - 14 Angela's Restaurant - 13

The Dillons Restaurants sponsored softball team rallied from a 8 run deficit to defeat the Angelas sponsored team 14-13 on Feb. 27th. Each team scored 4 runs in the first inning, with a 3 run home run by Tim Schiewe the big Dillons hit. Sluggish defense then helped the Angelas team add 8 more runs and take a 12-4 lead into home half of the third inning. The Dillons team then began to rally by scoring 3 runs, two on a long sacrifice fly by Schiewe. Their defense also settled down and allowed only one more run. The bottom of their batting order then produced 4 runs in the fourth frame to close to 12-11, thanks to successive hits by Ron Swanson, Ray Hensley, Klaus Holt, Roy Carpenter and Jim Witkowski. They pulled ahead with 3 runs in fifth thanks to RBIs from Schiewe, Dick Nunez and Ron Swanson, and held on to the one run lead by blanking Angelas in their final at bats. Every Dillons batter contributed at least one hit. Bob Lessard, Greg Allseitz, Dick Nunez and Ray Hensley each were 3/3. Schiewe had 2 hits and 6 RBIs while Ron Swanson had 2 hits and 2 RBIs and Carpenter had a 3 run triple.

Angela's played hard, but could only score 1 run in the sixth inning, and stayed winless for the season. Angela's scored 12 runs in the first 3 innings, but it was not enough, and lost to Dillon's Restaurant 14 to 13. We thank Don Cole, Ron Eichhorn, and Art Stackpole for subbing for Angela's on Saturday. We hope to turn things around starting the first Saturday in March.

Broward Factory Service - 13 T Pham Dentist - 14

Broward scored 2 in the bottom of the 7th, losing 14-13 to Thomas Pham Dentists. Daren Proctor was 3-3 with a 2B HR 4RBI’’s. Jay Schirpke went 4-4 2B HR 1RBI. Robert Blainey was also perfect at the plate, 2-2 2-2B BB.. Paul Jinneman 3-4 2-2B 2RBI’s, Jim Opyd 2-4 2B, Darin Young 2-4 1RBI and Sub Tom Gruzs 2-3 2-2B 3RBI’s.

Thomas Pham Dentist held off a Broward Factory Services come from behind effort to post a narrow 14-13 win. TP smashed 24 hits in the victory led by Dale Harder and Ed Hickox with perfect 4 for 4’s. One of Hickox’ safeties was a booming over the fence three run dinger in the first inning. Three teammates went 3 for 4 including Jim Saltzman, Ron Rogerson and sub Dan Bisanti. Becky Holliday and Bob Higgins added two hits each followed by Ron Kaleta, Pierre Boudreau and Jim Young with a hit each. The win evened the Dentist’s record at 2 wins and 2 losses.

Thunderbird Auto Service - 15 Vital Care Rehab - 14

Thunderbird played a fun and exciting game, featuring; good catches, a double play and opposing runners thrown out at 3rd base and home plate. Offensively, the team had an on base average of 700 with 28 hits. Perfect at the plate were; Bob Snelling (triple), Randy Cihlar (double) and John Hammel. Only making 1 out were; Roger Neumann (double), Jim Jozwowski, Sal Politi, Les Bonde and Joel Last. With limited seating at Surprise Stadium, you might want to come out and watch these guys play.

"The Thunderbird sluggers hit us with a 4 spot in each of the first 3 innings to put us on our heels and we trailed 12-6 before we got going and made a game of it before losing 15-14. After trailing all game, we finally overtook the T-Birds taking a 14-13 lead in the top of the open inning, the sixth. But, we could not hold them in the bottom half as they came up with a pair of runs. Offensively, we had a lot of hits (23), but in the end it was the T-Bird arms that killed our potential rallies as they gunned down several runners looking to get the extra base. Rod Wilterdink, Ralph McKeever, Gus Gramoll, and Mike McGinn were all perfect at the plate while Doug Stone was 3-4 with a HR and a double. Chuck Gibson added a pair of hits while Dave Anthony, Bill Marcharoni, Greg Roehm, and Mike Heitman each had a single. Defensively we were so so, but Mike McGinn made a couple nice plays on smashes hit his direction. Next week, we look back to get on the winning trail taking a 3-1 record into the game."

Backbone Chiropractic - 12 NW Physical Therapy - 9

Backbone Chiropractic played a very good Northwest Physical Therapy on a beautiful day at the Field of Dreams. This was another one of those great defensive/pitching games that paid huge dividends in a nice 12 to 9 win for Backbone Chiropractic. Every fielder contributed to this win today. Outfielders: Allen Bellew, Jay Schirpke, Kathy Boland and Lee Roulson were all terrific. The infield: Bob Dooling, Tom Rinehart, Lonnie Saiz, Ed Abrams and Paul Becker were amazing. The battery of Mike Anderson and Norm Lustig were fantastic. Holding any team in softball to single digits is very tough to do. Defense is all that needs to be said in this one and congratulations to the entire Backbone line-up! Thanks to umpires Randy Cihlar/Mike Heitman, Mike McGinn in the tower, Sherry Degerman keeping the book, and monitors Sal Politi/Scott Gramoll. Due to a last minute scheduling requirement, Russ Figueroa, Eileen Figueroa and Rick Armentano had a very long day and we thank you for hanging in there today! We also want to thank Northwest for a well played game.

"Northwest Physical Therapy lost to a very good Backbone Chiro team on Saturday, Feb 27. Offensively kudos go to Dave Zucker and Dale Huffine going perfect at the plate. A very memorable home run by Zucker--- off the scoreboard. Defensively we had one double play, a strike out and a catch at home to prevent a run but we came up short.
There's always next week..................."


Games thru -  Saturday, February 20, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Vital Care Rehabilitation 3 0 0 1.000
Backbone Chiropractic 3 0 0 1.000
Mid First Bank 2 1 0 0.667
Broward Factory Services 2 1 0 0.667
Northwest Physical Therapy 1 1 1 0.500
Thomas Pham Dentist 1 2 0 0.333
CORE Institute 1 2 0 0.333
Thunderbird Auto Services 1 2 0 0.333
Angela's Restaurant 0 2 1 0.167
Dillon's Restaurant 0 3 0 0.000

 Saturday, February 20, 2021

Backbone Chiropractic - 15 Dillon's Restaurant - 11

Backbone Chiropractic had the first game of the day again this week against a very good Dillon's team. Not as cold as last week and the scoring was higher today. The game was tight the entire game. Backbone Chiropractic played exceptional defense the last 4 innings to come out on top 15 to 11. Everyone contributed offensively and the team hit for a very nice .692. Perfect from the plate were Allen Bellew (3 doubles), Mike Anderson (2 doubles) and Tom Rinehart (double). Hitting .750 were Paul Becker (double) and John Boland (2 doubles, home run). Kathy Boland and Lee Roulson both hit for a nice .667 today. Lonnie Saiz contributed 2 hits while Joe Osowiec, Ed Abrams and Norm Lustig each chipped in with a hit. Everyone also contributed on the defensive end in support of a balanced attack throughout the game. Congratulations to Dillon's and Backbone Chiropractic! Thanks to umpires Ken Carlson/Jeff Nickerson, Mark Jessen in the tower, Sherry Degerman keeping the book, and monitors Dave Fusaro/Bill Janowski.

The Dillons Restaurants sponsored softball team was defeated 15-11 on Feb 20th by the Backbone Chiropractic sponsored team. Each team scored 4 runs in the first inning, but the Backbone hitters steadily added to their total while Dillons did not, primarily due to lack of production from bottom of their batting order which included manager Roy Carpenter. Dillons totalled 22 hits, but 15 of the hits and all 11 runs came from the top 5 hitters in the batting order. Bob Lessard had 3 hits and scored 3 times. Greg Allseitz was 4/4, scored 4 times and drove in four. Tim Schiewe was also 4/4 with 5 RBIs including a 2 run home run and scored 3 times. Dick Nunez was 3/4 and Ron Swanson had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Ray Hensley and Klaus Holt each contributed 2 hits.

NW Physical Therapy - 13 MidFirst Bank - 18

"Game Summary Text: Unfortunately Northwest Physical Therapy suffered the 1st loss of the season against a good Mid First Bank team. We started off with a great 1st inning, scoring our max runs and holding them to zero, but then we fizzed out a bit. Offensively the stars of the day were.......Rick Arementano perfect at the plate, John Bertholdy perfect at the plate, Dave Zucker home run, Dave Fusaro hit one over the fence but was a walk due to club rules. Defensively, I was so proud of my infield in the first inning. Great play!  In the 5th, a highlight was a double play. Rick Arementano was a pitcher that was all over. Not only delivering a strike out but also was a key player in securing three outs. A special mention of Ron Teece's catch behind home plate for the 3rd and final out in the 7th inning. Overall our squad did a great job but we just could not cross the plate enough times to bring home the win. There is always next week and already looking forward to our late afternoon game on the 27th."

"Mid First Bank defeats Northwest Physical Therapy by a final score of 18-13. Talk about a ""total team win"" -- this was it. Mid First Bank scored in every inning except the 1st. Talk about clutch hitting. Very rarely does a team rake only 21 ""total hits"" yet produce 18 runs. Happily the bankers constantly produced all the necessary ""clutch hits""! Mid First Bank had 9 different teammates knock in at least one rbi. Clutch!!! Tremendous team production. WOW!!! MVP pitcher Greg Church held a very strong hitting Northwest Physical Therapy to only 13 runs. Fantastic pitching performance Greg. Again, Bill Janowski turned another unassisted double play. Mid First Bank bashers were led by perfect Bill Janowski's 4/4 plate day including a triple and 2 rbi. Jeff Nickerson cranked a 3/4 day with a dble and 2 rbi. All smacking 2/3 plate days were Ray Kouns (two doubles, walk and team leading 5 rbi), Howard Sumner (two triples, walk and 3 rbi), Greg Church (sac fly and rbi), and sub Tom Ciavarella (rbi). Batting 2/4 were Jules Nagy (homerun and 2 rbi) and Ken Carlson (triple). All in all, an amazing ""team performance"", resulting in a win"". Thanks, big-time to Tom Ciavarella for subbing and his help. Let's not let up -- keep the wins rolling in. Next game at 8:30 am. Be there! "

Vital Care Rehab - 16 T Pham Dentist - 14

"Our Vital Care squad continued its hitting ways starting off with 4 consecutive four run innings on the way to a 16-14 victory over Thomas Pham Dentist. After we opened a 16 -8 lead after 4 innings, we had to survive a strong finish by the Pham boys and it took a diving catch by first baseman Doug Stone that was converted into a double play that sealed the game in the seventh inning. Everyone got on base at least once for our team with Chuck Gibson, Ralph McKeever. Rod Wilterdink, and Stone being the leaders as they did not make an out. Key hits in the contest were bases clearing extra base hits by McKeever and Dave Anthony. Greg Roehm had the nice catch in LF and scored 4 times and all 11 hitters got on at least once. Sub Rick Pearson had a hard triple to go with a single and Mike Heitman had a pair of hits and played a solid game at rover. Nice team effort all the way around.
Thomas Pham Dentist made a super effort to overcome an eight run deficit after four innings by scoring six runs in the next two frames but it wasn’t quite enough as it fell to Vital Care Rehab 16-14. The dentist eleven slugged 22 big hits in the loss led by Becky Holliday’s perfect 3 for 3 with a walk. Four others went 3 for 4 including Ron Kaleta, Brian Holliday, Ron Rogerson and sub John Hardy. Dale Halder, Jim Saltzman and Bob Higgins added two hits apiece. Sub Dave Zucker recorded a hit with 2 walks. Halder and Zucker both slammed over the wall home runs but Zucker’s was officially called a walk because of the 1 up rule.

Angela's Restaurant - 12 CORE Institute - 20

Angela's played Core in a tight game for four innings, but gave up nine runs in the last two innings, to suffer their second defeat in three games. Angela's strong defense was not present in the game today, as they gave Core at least four to five outs per innings, instead of the normal three. Thanks again to Art Stackpole and Bob Lessard for subbing in todays game.

On a beautiful day at the ball park the Core found their bats and had 34 hits, with everyone getting at least 1 hit. Along with the hitting the defense was there when it needed to be. Six players were a perfect 4 for4, Glenn Turner, David Nathe (2 doubles), Gary Armstrong (2 doubles), Larry Harpe (2 doubles), Fred Swan and Ron Coleman. Peter Semenak and Gary Kuhlman got 3 hits each with Paul Plapp getting 2 hits and Paul also pitched a really good game. Next Game: Feb.27th 8:30 VISITORS

Thunderbird Auto Services - 19 Broward Factory Service - 22

What a great game. Thunderbird had 30 hits and scored 19 runs, but lost to a powerful Broward team who refused to make outs. Everyone on Thunderbird had at least 2 hits. Randy Cihlar was 4 for 4 with 3 doubles and 4 RBIs. John Hammel was 3 for 4 with 2 triples and 6 RBIs. On base 3 times were Mike Wunsch, Bob Snelling (Bob made his first out of the season), Russ Figuera, Sal Politi and Joel Last. With 2 hits each were Roger Neumann, Jim Jozwowski, Jim Mathews and Les Bonde. It was good to see the team battling to the end, scoring 8 runs in the last 2 innings. Great game.

Broward Factory Services beat Thunderbird Auto Services in an epic hitting game 22-19. Both teams carried there bats to the game today. Every batter for Broward had two hits or more. Hitting high lights for Broward were Jay Schirpke 4-4 8 RBI’s and hitting for the cycle, single, double, triple and in side the park home run. Darin Young 4-4 2-2B 3B 6 RBI’s. Paul Jinneman 4-4, Ed Musgrave 2-2 BB. Getting 3 hits were Jim Opyd, Ken Krzeminski, and Robert Blaine. Mike Dakak, Jerry Eastham, Daren Proctor and Dale Schroeder each had 2 hits.


Games thru -  Saturday, February 13, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 2 0 0 1.000
Vital Care Rehabilitation 2 0 0 1.000
Northwest Physical Therapy 1 0 1 0.750
Thomas Pham Dentist 1 1 0 0.500
Thunderbird Auto Services 1 1 0 0.500
Dillon's Restaurant 1 1 0 0.500
Broward Factory Services 1 1 0 0.500
Angela's Restaurant 0 1 1 0.250
Mid First Bank 0 2 0 0.000
CORE Institute 0 2 0 0.000

 Saturday, February 13, 2021

Core Institute - 4 Backbone Chiropractic - 8

On a cold and damp day at the ball park the teams bats were cold also. The Core team collected 9 hits , with Glenn Turner and Don Cole getting 2 hits each. The Team never gave up, but could not get the bats warmed up, for the Team played some good defense in the 7 inning game. Next Game: February 20th 12:45 VISITORS

Backbone Chiropractic and Core Institute played the first game of the day on this Saturday in the cold conditions. Not only was the weather cold but the bats were as well, for both teams. Going into the final frame Backbone held the slimmest of leads at 4 to 3. To be fair, both Backbone and CORE played solid defense throughout the contest to keep the scoring down. The final inning proved to be pivotal in this one. Backbone put up a 4 spot as the visiting team. Then the defense held CORE to 1 run in the bottom of the last to close out the game for an 8 to 4 win. Kathy Boland was a perfect 3 for 3 from the plate. Going a nice 3 for 4 were Lisa Pelletier (home run), Mike Anderson (triple), and John Boland (2 triples and a double). Chipping in with 2 for 3 days were Paul Becker and Steve Wedemar. Lonnie Saiz and Lee Roulson each had a hit in the contest. Defensively, we're giving out gold gloves to the entire team. Outfieders: Steve Wedemar, Lisa Pelletier, Kathy Boland and Lee Roulson hauling in everything. The infield of Mike Anderson, Lonnie Saiz, Ed Abrams, John Boland and Tom Rinehart kept the CORE runners at bay and limiting scoring opportunities. Paul Becker and Norm Lustig were a formidable battery today. Congratulations to Core Institute and Backbone Chiropractic for a well played defensive game. Thanks to Ralph McKeever/Darin Young for umpiring, Mark Jessen in the tower; and to Sherry Degerman for keeping our scorebook. Last but not least the Covid monitors, especially Eileen Figueroa who helps the league out all day on Saturday.

Broward Factory Service - 9 Vital Care Rehab - 19

Broward Factory Services ran into a buss saw team in Vital Care Rehabilitation, losing 19-9. Broward did have two HR by Jay Schirpke(inside the park) and Darin Young(over the fence). Players with 3 hits were; Paul Jinneman, Jim Opyd and Ken Krzeminski. These players had 2 hits each: Jay Schirpke, Robert Blainey, Daren Proctor and Jerry Eastham.

"With 3 players having to sit out this game, out Vital Care squad didn't skip a beat as we rolled to a 19-9 victory over Broward Factory Services as our subs stepped in just fine. It was a close game for the first 3 innings with the Broward boys holding a 7-6 lead at that time. From that point on, our bats got hot while our defense was holding Broward to only a two runs over the last 4 innings. Offensively, our pitcher Rod Wilterdink led the way getting on all five times including a triple and driving in 5 runs in the process. However, he was far from the only hot hitter as all 11 players came through when needed. Sub Rick Pearson was hot with 3 doubles on his 4-4 day and fellow sub Joe Osowiec also avoided making an out. Mike McGinn, sub Mike Mahon, Bill Marcharoni and Chuck Gibson had only a single out. Bob Craig got on twice while Greg Roehm has a single and a walk. Rounding out the offense with a single hit were Dave Anthony and Ralph McKeever. Our bats have been hot over the first two games and hopefully they will continue to smoke as we move forward with our 2-0 record."

Angela's Restaurant - 13 NW Physical Therapy - 13

Angela's Restaurant took a three run lead into the top of the 7th, but could not hold the lead. Northwest Physical Therapy scored four times in the seventh, and Angela's could only score once. The result was a 13 to 13 tie. The leading hitters for Angela's were Tim Skala and Dan Sykes, with three hits each, and a combined five RBI. Angela's record now stands at one loss and a tie.

"Northwest Physical Therapy ended in a tie today, playing Angela's Kitchen. Thank you to our subs, Pete Semenak, Jim Young and Tom Gruzs as well as Rick Armentano for stepping in as manager. Tied it up today with 25 hits total for our offense. "

T Pham Dentist - 16 Thunderbird Auto Service - 6

Stellar offense combined with a solid defense propelled Thomas Pham Dentist to a 16-8 victory over Thunderbird Auto Services. Four TP Dentist hitters were a perfect 4 for 4 including Jim Saltzman, Dale Halter, Ed Hickox and winning pitcher Ron Kaleta. Becky Holliday, Ron Rogerson and Jim Young added two hits apiece followed by sub Joe Osowiec and Bob Zech with a safety each. There were several run saving defensive plays both in the outfield and infield.

We had 20 hits, but left 12 runners on base, not enough to match the drilling of the dentists. Bob Snelling and Joel Last were perfect at the plate, Jim Mathews had 3 hits. We had a great comeback started in the 7th inning until the Dentists applied their Lidocaine to our bats and ended our pain.

MidFirst Bank - 17 Dillon's Restaurant - 16

Mid First Bank defeats Dillons Restaurant by a 17-16 final score. The Bankers managed to score in every inning and held just a one run lead from the 3rd thru the 6th innings. Mid First then played fine defense in the 7th, holding Dillons scoreless to secure the win in this very close contest. An intense and exciting win was achieved thru nice infield defense and even better total team offense. Mid First hitting, led by perfect Howard Sumner and Jeff Nickerson, both smacking a 4/4 plate day with two doubles each. Howard knocked in 2 rbi and Jeff knocked in one. All blasting 3/4 plate performances were Ray Kouns (2 dbles & four rbi), Ken Carlson (dble & four rbi), Bill Janowski (four rbi), and winning pitcher Greg Church. New addition to the team, Bruce Lowe batted 2/3 including a triple and rbi. "Welcome home" Bruce Lowe-- great start!!! Jules Nagy managed a 2/4 day with an rbi. Fabulous day raking -- all you guys. Nice job, "pitching", fielding and team hitting. Let's keep piling up the wins! Big time "thanks" to sub -Tom Ciaviarella for subbing for us! Next game is 9:55 am, Be there!

The Dillons Restaurants sponsored softball team lost a 17-16 slugfest to the Mid-First Bank sponsored team on February 13. Each team scored the 4 run maximum in 3 of their at bats, due mostly to hard hitting rather than errors. Dillons led 4-2 after first inning, The lead then changed several times as Mid-First hitters responded to further Dillons scoring and took a one run lead into the final inning when a double play ended the game with Dillon's tieing and leading runners on base. Tim Schiewe had a career hitting day for Dillons, going 4/4, scoring 4 times and driving in ten runs with a 2 run inside the park home run, a 3 run over the fence home run and 2 triples. Greg Allseitz had a single, double and over the fence blast which counted only as a walk after Schiewe's blast. Dick Nunez went 4/4 with 2 RBIs, Dave Dompier went 3/4 and scored 3 times, Ray Hensley had 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Bob Lessard and Paul Larson each had 2 hits to the 23 hit Dillon's attack. There were no outstanding defensive plays in this game dominated by hitters!


Games thru -  Saturday, February 6, 2021
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Win PCT
Thunderbird Auto Services 1 0 0 1.000
Vital Care Rehabilitation 1 0 0 1.000
Broward Factory Services 1 0 0 1.000
Northwest Physical Therapy 1 0 0 1.000
Backbone Chiropractic 1 0 0 1.000
Thomas Pham Dentist 0 1 0 0.000
Dillon's Restaurant 0 1 0 0.000
CORE Institute 0 1 0 0.000
Angela's Restaurant 0 1 0 0.000
Mid First Bank 0 1 0 0.000

 Saturday, February 6, 2021

Angela's Kitchen - 12 Broward Factory Service - 14

" Angela's started strong with 3 runs in the first, but then hit a dry spell, and scored 6 runs in the 6th inning. Angela's had 22 hits, led by Dan Sykes with 4 hits, and five players with 3 hits. The RBI leader with 4 was Ray Gibson, and Dave Archer, Curtis Rhoades, and sub Mike Mahon, with 3 RBI. Thanks again to Mike Mahon and Greg Church for subbing.
Broward Factory Services beat Angela’s Restaurant 14-12. Both teams had strong hitting and each had good defensive plays. Every Broward player had at least one walk, hit or RBI. Leading hitters were Jay Schirpke 4-4 2-2B 2RBI, Paul Jimemam 3-4 2B 5RBI, Jim Opyd 3-4 2B 1RBI, Ken Krzeminski 3-4 2RBI, Robert Blainey 2-2 BB and Darin Young 2-4. Ed Musgrave and Dale Schroeder each had a hit and a walk in 3 at bats.

Dillon's Restaurant - 8 Thunderbird Auto Services - 17

The Dillons Restaurants sponsored softball team was soundly beaten 17-8 by the Thunderbird Auto sponsored team in their first game of the winter season of the SCG Saturday league on February 6. Each team scored twice in the first inning, but the Dillons team could not keep up while the Thunderbird team continued to pile up hits and runs, aided by several Dillons errors. Dillons batters had five extra base hits--triples by Dave Dompier, Tim Schiewe and Greg Allseitz (two) and a 2 run over the left field fence home run by Dick Nunez.--but only 15 total in the six inning game. Tim Schiewe and Dick Nunez each were 3/3 while Dave Dompier and Greg Allseitz each were 2/3. Several good catches of long drives by outfielders Allseitz, Schiewe and Ron Swanson were the only defensive highlights for Dillons.

Great start to the session on a beautiful day. The Thundering Birds came to play with outstanding pitching and defense to go with 27 hits. Mike Wunsch, Bob Snelling, Roger Neumann and Jim Mathews were perfect at the plate. Russ Figuero and Randy Cihlar both 3 for 4 with 4 RBI's each. Joel Last was on base twice scoring 2 runs. Everyone had hits and RBI's.

Core Institute - 16 Vital Care Rehab - 18

The team started out slow, with few miscues and only getting 1 one in the first 3 innings, then the bats came alive and the Team never gave up. The team got 25 hits with everyone getting at least one hit. Big hitters, going 4 for 4 was Ron Coleman, getting 3 hits each were Peter Semenak ((2 doubles), John Cavazza and Glenn Turner. Getting 2 hits each were Gary Kuhlman, Gary Armstrong, Fred Swan and Paul Plapp. Next Game Sat. Feb. 13th HOME

"In a game that was marked by lots of hitting by both teams, it was an excellent defensive play by left fielder Greg Roehm that ended the game. It was a game where Vital Care boys scored every inning, but still had to withstand a furious rally by the Core squad who mustered an 8 run flip flop sixth inning before the running catch concluded the game

Vital Care had only 9 outs in their five innings on offense and every one had at least one hit. Doug Snow led the way with a double followed by 3 long dingers with the latter two counting as walks. Ralph McKeever, winning pitcher Scott(call me Gus) Gramoll, Mike Heitman, and Bill Marcharoni were all perfect at the plate. Bob Craig had a big bases loaded double as a key hit, Defensively, the whole outfield was solid and was highlighted by a running catch at the warning track by Ralph. Mike McGinn snagged a shot hop liner at 2B and went 2-3 while Dave Anthony had 5 RBI's on his 3 hits."

T Pham Dentist - 8 NW Physical Therapy - 13

Thomas Pham Dentist ran into a hard hitting NW Physical Therapy eleven and succumbed 13-8 in six innings. The Dentist’s managed just sixteen safeties led by seven teammates going 2 for 3 each including Becky Holliday, Jim Saltzman, Ed Hickox, Dale Halder, Brian Holliday, sub Bill Coulter and Bob Higgins. Pierre Boudreau and sub Dan Davidson had a hit apiece.

"Northwest Physical Therapy played first game of the fall season this past weekend and came out with a win when the game officially ended in the 5th due to time. Offensively the entire team hit great, except for yours truly! Perfect at the plate was Dave Fusaro, John Bertholdy and Vernon McMurray. In the defensive department, we were consistent and well rounded holding them to a single digit score. Notable plays included a double play in the infield and several catches in the outfield. Looking forward to a fun season!

MidFirst Bank - 15 Backbone Chiropractic - 17

"The Mid First Bankers dropped a heartbreaker to a very strong Backbone Chiropractic team by a 15 -17 final score. The game was tied 13-13 after 5 innings. The final inning yielded a 4-2 amount of scoring in favor of Backbone. A few dropped fly balls amounted to the ""difference"" in this close contest. Our offense was led by perfect Howard Sumner, Bill Janowski and Jeff Nickerson! Howad smacked a 4/4 plate day with a homerun, dble and 3 rbi. Bill smashed a 3/3 day with a homerun, two dbles and 2 rbi. Jeff crushed a 3/3 plate day with an out of the park homerun, triple and 3 rbi. Great day raking - Howard ,Bill and Jeff!! Jules Nagy batted 3/4 with 2 rbi. Dennis Merkel and (Sub) Les Zirbel both hit 2/3. Les included a triple. A bigtime ""thanks"" to Les for subbing. All in all, a quite fun and satisfying start to the new season. Let's win the next one! Game time is 2:10 . "

Backbone Chiropractic and Mid First Bank battled back and forth in a tightly contested game. Backbone Chiropractic took a 4 run lead into the final frame and held Mid First to 2 runs to secure an opening day win at 17 to 15. Both teams played well and some timely defensive plays from Backbone held off a hard charging Mid First team. Rock solid at 3rd base was Bob Dooling. Ed Abrams came up with a key play to throw out a player at first base. Allen Bellew made a great catch running hard towards the infield to snag a nicely hit ball. Mike Anderson made several nice plays from the mound to record outs. Just as Mid First was mounting a nice comeback, Lonnie Saiz made a super play on a hard grounder to the right side and threw out the batter for the last out of the game. On the offense side, the team hit for an incredible .736. Mike Anderson and Paul Becker led the way with 4 hits each. Bob Dooling, Lonnie Saiz and John Boland had 3 hits each. Hitting for a nice .666 were Kathy Boland, Ed Abrams and Lee Roulson. Allen Bellew and sub Don Cole had 2 hits each and Norm Lustig had a key hit in a 4 run inning for Backbone. Great game and great team effort! Thanks to Marv Mathews/Russ Figueroa for umpiring, Vern McMurray in the tower; and to Sherry Degerman for keeping our scorebook.