Winter 2024 Standings

Blue League Winter 2024 Game Summaries & Standings


Games thru -  Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
American League        
General Exterminating 4 1 0 0.800
Happy Ears Hearing 3 2 0 0.600
Camino Del Sol 2 1 2 0.600
Ranalls Realty 2 3 0 0.400
Paul Tone Farmers Insurance 0 2 3 0.300
Tride and True 0 4 1 0.100
National League        
Petelin Vision 3 1 1 0.700
Susys Home Cleaning 3 2 0 0.600
Gothic Landscaping 3 2 0 0.600
Barton Realtors 2 2 1 0.500
Nancy Muslin 2 3 0 0.400
Char Wheeler 1 2 2 0.400


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Happy Ears Hearing - 11 Tride/True Pest Mgmt - 6

Happy Ears Hearing and Tride & True squared off in a well played close game and pulled out a 11-6 win in a 6 1/2 inning game. The score was tied 3-3 after the first inning and Happy Ears took the lead 7-3 after the 2nd inning. Happy Ears held the lead the final innings to close the game out 11-6. Both teams played well with good pitching and defense. Michael Wilton pitched another good game with 4 shutout innings. Happy Ears was led by Harold Enslen 3x3 5 RBI’s, Mike Kachurak 3x3 2 RBI’s, Jim Tomich 3x3, Dave Michels 2x3 3 RBI’s, Barry Schwartz & Bob Williams 2x3 each, John Mancini 1x3 1 RBI, Michael Wilton 1x3, Dave Holub & Jerry Eastham 0x3 each, Chip White 0x2. Thank you to Marilyn for doing our book.

The Tride gang stayed right with the hard hitting Happy Ears crew until the 4th inning where Happy Ears put up 4 and Tride was held scoreless. The Tride gang held Happy Ears scoreless in the next two innings but also couldn't put up a score. In the top of the 7th, Tride was only able to put up 1 and lost 11-6. Steve Lunde was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and an RBI and Kevin Gillette was 3 for 3 with a double. Sub Tom Gobin was 4 for 4 and sub Richard Brinkley was 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI and Fred Swan added the other RBI. Thanks to our subs. Tom Gobin, Richard Brinkley and Jeff Smith.

P Tone Farmer Ins - 10 Camino del Sol - 10

The Paul Tone Insurance team trailed a good Camino Del Sol team until the seventh inning when we tied the game and ended in a 10 - 10 score. Paul Tone held Camino scoreless in the seventh. That's the third tie game for Paul Tone. Everyone contributed to some extent with the leading hitters being: Karen Olsen going 4 x 4; Lee Luft was 3 x 4 with an RBI; Tammie Songer was 3 x 3; Ed Campbell was 2 x 3 with a walk and an RBI; Roger Lopossa went 2 x 3 with a walk and an one RBI; Vern McMurray was 2 x 3 with a walk and one RBI; Vern Luft was 2 x 4 with a double and 2 RBI's; Richard Brinkley was 2 x 4 with two RBI's; Jackie Couzens and Art Molina each went 1 x 4 and Jackie had an RBI.

Today we played a good Paul Tone Team. We held the lead for the whole game but allowed Paul Tone to catch up in the last inning for the tie. Thanks to Jerry Eastham and Debbie Kanouse for subbing and our Bench Coach Kris Koch for keeping everything running smoothly. Our next game is Monday 2/26 at 11:00 Sheldon has Scoreboard at 9:45 and Kurt has Scoreboard at 12:15.

Susy's Home Clean - 9 Petelin Vision - 13

Great day for softball, but another tough loss for Susy’s today as they fell to a good Petelin team. Susy’s got behind quickly trailing 11 - 0 after two and a half innings and things looked really bleak. However, the team didn’t give up and started to mount a comeback. The bats finally came alive in the bottom of the third scoring three runs on a booming bases loaded double by Chuck Frazier. It looked like it had a chance to go over the wall but a strong headwind kept it in the park. The defense stiffened and the bats stayed hot in the fourth and fifth highlighted by two long triples by Dan Sykes. Susy’s held Petelin to 0 runs in the fourth and 2 runs in the fifth. This closed the gap but time ran out in the 5th so Susy’s only got one more at bat and the comeback fell short losing 13 - 9. Leading hitters were Dan Sykes (2/3, 2 3B, 2 runs), Chuck Frazier (2B, 3 RBIs), sub Bobby Dooling (3/3), Albert Miller (3/3, 2 RBIs), Gerry Boesche (3/3), Don Cleveland (2/3), Ron Rogerson (2/3). Next week is another chance to get back on the winning track. Thanks to Marilyn our stat keeper and our subs today, Bobby Dooling and Klaus Holt who completed a nice double play at home with a strike from Dan after getting the out at first.

"Petelin Vision played another well-rounded game against a very good Susys Home Cleaning team. Everyone had an important hit today. Leading the way with three hits each were Dave Gjerstad, Charlie Counts and Wayne Moxley. Dave hit a homer and also drove in three runs. Wayne contributed with two doubles and some excellent base running. Charlie had a triple and double. With two hits each were Mitch Craun, Mark Glim (who subbed for Barney), Ray Hensley, Joe Jellison and Paul Pearson. Jim Stocker had an important hit to drive in a run and keep the inning going. Sub Doreen Stevenson had a good hit to drive in two runs. Jim Tokar, Paul Pearson and sub Mark Glim each had two RBI. Our offense was very patient at the plate today and drew several walks at critical times. Susys pitched around our big hitter a couple of times and the guys hitting behind Mitch made them pay. On the defensive side of the ball, we made a few more errors than usual, but Susys team was unable to take advantage of them. Mark Glim made a couple good plays at first and Wayne and Mitch in the outfield did a good job. The infield was steady and was able to overcome our errors without giving up too many runs. Dave is still playing with an injured wrist which affects his throwing but not his hitting. Thanks for toughing it out Dave! Overall it was a very competitive game against a very good team and Petelin is happy to come out on top.
A big thanks to Mark and Doreen for subbing. "

Wheeler-Riley Realty - 16 Nancy Muslin Realty - 13

Char Wheeler notched its first victory this afternoon in dramatic fashion. After scoring five runs in their final at bat to take a 16-13 lead, the Realtors extinguished the fledging Nancy Muslin rally with a Higgins to Martin to Christofferson game-ending triple play. The fielding gem capped off an afternoon of fine glovework by the Wheeler squad. Gary Ash had two outfield assists, including a nifty Ash to Higgins to Church to Saiz putout at home. Kat Melton chipped in with her own outfield assist, gunning down a runner at third with a fine tag by Marty Jimenez. Leading the hit parade for the Realtors were Kat Melton 4/4 (two doubles, one RBI) and Bob Higgins 4/4 (home run, two doubles and five RBI). Gary Ash was 2/3 (walk, home run, two RBI) Joe Osowiec was 2/3; Marty Jiminez was 3/4 (two RBI). Wes Mason slugged a clutch two-out double scoring two runs , Dave Martin scored twice and Norma Lucas contributed a single and an RBI. Greg Church was 2/4 and pitched a fine game. Thanks to Greg for substituting today.

Nancy's gang got beat by a very good team. Doug Asleson was 3-3, double, scored once, 5 R.B.I. Warren Stevenson was 3-3, double, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Dan Hofeditz was 2-2 ,2 walks, double, scored 3 times, 2 R.B.I. Duff Carroll was 2-3, walk, scored 3 times. Dick Johnson was 2-3, double, 1 R.B.I. Jeff Smith had a double, scored once. Dave Bagwell was 2-3, double, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Greg Szlak was 2-4, double, scored twice.

Ranall's Realty - 9 Gothic Landscaping - 10

What a wonderfully entertaining game between 2 fierce competitors! So evenly matched throughout but somehow Gothic managed to keep the hitting machine of Randall’s at bay especially in the last inning. Our defensive play highlights: Joe 3 solid infield catches, Coral infield catches and terrific 1st base plays, Ron with 2 infield catches and many throws to Coral for outs. Joel at home with 2 catches (1 foul ball), Yvonne and Phil with throws to 1st for outs. Sub Steve Dwyer playing LF snagged a great catch. As usual Jake got on base 3/4. Chris had a couple of key hits and a timely outfield catch (all in front of his entire adoring family!) And the pitcher had a pretty good game too haha Many thanks to Trish Halder and Steve Dwyer for subbing in for us. Congrats to everyone for an Oscar worthy performance!

Gothic Landscaping took on Ranalls Realty in great action-packed game today. First inning Gothic had a 3-2 lead over Ranalls. Neither team was able to score in the 2nd or 3rd innings due to some great defensive plays. Fourth inning was a repeat of the first inning and both teams scored so we had a 6-4 game with Gothic still in the lead. Fifth inning we played some great defense and held them scoreless and put up 3 runs to finally take the lead 7-6. Sixth inning with some hot bats Gothic put up 4 runs to take the lead as we were only able to put up 2 runs and Gothic had a 10-9 lead. Seventh inning we were unable to score and was defeated 10-9. We were only had 15 hits total today but hot at the plate was Jim Perry going 3-4 and Duncan Abrams 3-4 with a in the park homerun. Mark Wells and Claire Lucas both going 2-3. Norris Carpenter, C.L. Eversman, Norm Volk, Sherry Westland, and Billy Marchionni all had had key hits today. Great game today by both teams.

Barton Realty - 6 General Exterminating - 13

Today's game between Barton Realtors and General Exterminating started out as a very close game thru the first 4 innings with the game being tied 5 to 5. In the top of the 5th and 6th inning, the bats for General came alive and Barton's was unable to respond and lost the game 13 to 6. Defensively, Barton's had some good plays by Dick Steiman at 2nd base and by sub Coral Estes filling in at Rover. Offensively, we only had 13 hits and you don't win many games with that few hits. Sue Cary was 3 for 4 with a double. Bob Cary was 3 for 4. Arlin Mead was 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 rbi's. Dick Steiman had a double and a rbi. Bob Dye had a single to drive in a run. Sub Coral Estes had a single to drive in a run. Dale Huffine had a single. Kirk King had a single and a walk. Thanks to Coral Estes for subbing today and to Joan Casazza for doing our scorebook.

"GenEx outscored Barton 13-6 for the win in a time saving flip-flop game. Barton led 5-4 after 3 innings. GenEx outscored Barton over the final 4 frames 9-1. GenEx was solid defensively and was led by Kathy Boland (SS) who was flying all over the place to record outs. The rest of the infield of Tom Gobin (3B), Pat Moriarity (R), Gene Fleck (2B) and Ken Kessler (1B) seemed to gobble up everything else. Jack Braly (C) with his lightning fast hands was able to catch a foul tip for an out. The final out of the game was hauled in by Mike Sterricker (LC). The pitching was much improved from Monday (fewer walks). Offensively, GenEx had 23 hits with 4 doubles. The loudest hit was stroked by Pat Moriarity who pulverized a line drive to the right field wall for a bases loaded double in the 5th inning to drive in three runs and start the offensive explosion that occurred in the fifth and sixth innings. GenEx hitting: Kathy Boland 4-4 (2B), Gene Fleck 3-3, ***(Sub) Mark Wells 3-3, Tom Gobin 3-4 (rbi), Mike Sterricker 2-3 (4rbi), Greg Church 2-3 (rbi), Jack Braly 2-3 (rbi), Ken Kessler 2-4 (2B/2rbi), Pat Moriarity 1-3 (2B/3rbi), and John Smith 1-3. ***Replaced injured Mike Ryan in LF in the 3rd inning.



Games thru -  Monday, February 19, 2024
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
American League        
General Exterminating 3 1 0 0.750
Camino Del Sol 2 1 1 0.625
Ranalls Realty 2 2 0 0.500
Happy Ears Hearing 2 2 0 0.500
Paul Tone Farmers Insurance 0 2 2 0.250
Tride and True 0 3 1 0.125
National League        
Susys Home Cleaning 3 1 0 0.750
Barton Realtors 2 1 1 0.625
Petelin Vision 2 1 1 0.625
Gothic Landscaping 2 2 0 0.500
Nancy Muslin 2 2 0 0.500
Char Wheeler 0 2 2 0.250

 Monday, February 19, 2024

Tride/True Pest Mgmt - 14 Ranall's Realty - 15

In a hard fought well-played 7- inning game Tride & True lost to Ranalls Realty by a score of 15-14. Both teams played very good defense when needed. The hitting for both teams was timely. In the end, the Realtors got just one more big hit than the Exterminators. Tride and Trues' defense continues to improve turning a couple of DPs today. The outfield is getting the ball in quicker also. Leading hitters today were: Ron Wren-3/4, Larry Radant- 4/4 with a HR and 2 RBIs, Steve Lund 3/3 with 1 RBI, Dale Sarazin 4/4, Mark Glim 2/4 with 3 RBIs and. Fred Swan 3/4 with 4 RBIs Thanks to Mark Glim and Yvonne Becker for substituting today.

Ranalls Realty took on Tride & True and it was a battle of the bats. Ranalls had 26 hits and I'm sure Tride & True must of had about the same amount of hits. First inning Tride had a 3-1 lead but then we put up 4 runs in the second inning and held them scoreless for a 5-3 lead. Third inning we put up 2 runs and Tride answered back with 3 runs and now we only have a 7-6 lead. Fourth inning we score another 3 runs and held Tride scoreless for a 10-6 lead. Fifth inning we score 1 run and Tride added two runs and we have a 11-9 lead. Sixth inning with great defense by T & T we were held scoreless and they added 2 runs and we now have a 11-11 ballgame. We did a flip and Tride came up with 3 runs and we are down 14-12 with 2 runs to tie and need 3 to win. The seventh inning the middle of our lineup came out swinging and tied the game 14-14 and then added 1 extra run to win 15-14 win. Both teams were great at the bat and a great game with lots of action. Accounting for our 26 hits today was led by: Mark Wells and Sherry Westland both going 4-4. Jim Perry, C.L. Eversman and Sam Bernhardt all went 3-4. Klaus Holt was 2-3, Norris Carpenter 2-4, Duncan Abrams 1-3 and Billy Marchionni 1-3. Clair Lacus had a great outfield catch to save some big runs being scored and Sherry Westland turned a great double play. Winning pitcher was C.L with great pitching, defensive plays and 3 hits. Good game by both teams.

Happy Ears Hearing - 20 Susy's Home Clean - 13

Happy Ears Hearing played a tough game against a good Susys Home Cleaning team and pulled out a 20-13 win in a 6 1/2 inning game. Happy Ears fell behind 4-2 through the first inning and took the lead 6-4 after 2 innings. Happy Ears held the lead through the remaining 5 innings and closed the game out 20-13. Happy Ears season high 27 hits and better defense led to a good team effort with everyone contributing. Sub, Dick Kohnen pitched a good game with 3 shutout innings. Happy Ears was led by John Mancini 4x4 5 RBI’s 1 HR 1 dbl, Harold Enslen and Dave Holub 4x4 3 RBI’s each, Barry Schwartz 3x4 1 RBI, Jerry Eastham 3x3 3 RBI’s, Mike Kachurak 3x4, Bob Williams and sub, Dick Kohnen 2x3 1 RBI each, Jim Tomich 1x3 2 RBI’s, Dave Michels 1x4 1 RBI, Chip White 0x1 2 bb’s. Thank you to sub, Dick Kohnen and to Yvonne for doing our book.

"Presidents’ Day and a great day for softball but not so much for Susy’s. They ran into a hot Happy Ears team that wouldn’t stop scoring. Susy’s jumped out to a quick 4 - 2 lead after one but Happy Ears responded with 4 in the second to 0 for Susys. After that it was catch up as Happy Ears scored the max in the 3rd and 4th innings with hard hitting and defensive miscues by Susys. Susys closed the gap to three in the 5th but that was as close as they could get with Happy Ears getting 2 in the 5th and 4 in the 6th inning. Leading hitters for Susy’s included Don Cleveland (4/4, 3 runs,1 RBI), Dan Maguire (4/4, 3 runs, 4 RBI’s), Chuck Frazier (3/4 2 runs, 1 RBI), Gerry Boesche (3/4, 3 runs), Dan Sykes (2/4, 4 RBIs), Greg Normand (1/4, 2 RBIs, 1 run), Albert Miller (2/3, 1 RBI), Ed Hart (2/3) and Ron Rogerson (2/4). Thanks to Mitch Craun who stepped in when the injury bug hit Dan Maguire rounding third base, and thanks to Marilyn for keeping great stats.

Petelin Vision - 18 Nancy Muslin Realty - 6

Petelin Vision played our most complete game of the season against a Nancy Muslin team that didn’t play as well as they usually play. Every player contributed at the plate today with Wayne Moxley, Jim Tokar and Joe Jellison each going 4 for 4. Paul Pearson and sub Joe Osoweic both 3 for 3. Jim Stocker was 2 for 3. The bottom of the order really came to play today! Our lead off hitter Dave Gjerstad was 3 for 4 playing with a sprained wrist suffered in a collision running to first on Saturday. Gritty performance today Dave! Charlie Counts was also 3 for 4. Mitch Craun and sub Steve Foster were each 2 for 3 with a walk. We got our pitcher Ray Hensley back and he pitched a very good game while going 2 for 4 at the plate. Mitch led the team with 4 RBI’s while Joe Jellison came up big with 3 RBI’s. Jim and sub Joe Osoweic chipped in with 2 RBI each. Everyone ran the bases aggressively today. On the defensive side our sub Steve Foster made several good plays at first. The rest of the team played solid defense. Even though we had a few errors nobody let it affect the next play. Thanks to our subs Steve and Joe. We appreciate you guys very much.

"Nancy Muslin's gang played against a very good team and left their bats at home. Doug Asleson was 3-3, scored once. Duft Carroll was 2-3, double, scored once, 2 R.B.I. Greg Szlak was 2-3, home run, scored once, 3 R.B.I. Dick Johnson had 1 R.B.I.

Gothic Landscaping - 19 Tone Farmers Ins - 15

Holy Bageebas… what a nail biter game against a great playing Paul Tone team! We started out with 4 runs apiece in the first inning. We tried our best to get ahead for the next 5 innings. Then during a last inning flip-flop we smacked our way into the lead, then held Paul Tone at bay to win the game. Coral Estes made the last out of the game by catching a fly ball to first base. Chris Espejo made 2 great catches in the outfield. Joe Gonski was busy at third base making outs and catching a rocket line drive. Yvonne Becker backed up first base to keep a runner from advancing. Offensively we all contributed nicely. Three of our players were at bat 5 times each. Jake Groh going 4/5. Coral Estes was 4/5 with an in the park home run…. Yipee Skippy!!! Ron Silberman had a hot bat going 4/5 with a double and a triple in the mix. Chris Espejo and Phil Murray were both 4/4 as well as our sub Dale Schroeder. Joe Gonski was 3/4 with a walk. Yvonne Becker was 3/4 with a double. Denise Gibala and Debbie Kanouse were also 3/4. Annie Lowe brought up the rear with 2/4 at the plate. Congrats to everyone for playing hard and fighting until the end!

The Paul Tone Insurance team lost to Gothic Landscape 19-15 after their bats went quiet in the last three innings and experienced fielding problems. The game was tied after the first inning, then Paul Tone led until the seventh inning when Gothic scored six runs. Richard Brinkley led the hitting for Paul Tone going 4 x 4 with two triples and 4 RBI's. Charlie Counts, subbing at shortstop, was 3 x 4 with a double and one RBI; Lee Luft was 3 x 4 with 3 RBI's; Jackie Couzens was 3 x 4 with one RBI; Karen Olsen went 2 x 4 with a homer and 2 RBI's Ed Campbell went 2 x 4; Art Molina 2 x 4 with a triple and 3 RBI's; and Vern McMurray was 2 x 4 with an RBI. Jerry Harris, subbing at rover, Tammie Songer, and Mike (Sully) Sullivan each had one hit. Our thanks to Charlie Counts and Jerry Harris for subbing today.

Camino del Sol - 18 General Exterinating - 16

Well another hard fought game against a tough Gen X Team. They started out with 4 runs in the top of the first inning, but we were able to answer with 4 of our own. In the second inning they put up 4 more. Now we knew we had a battle on our hands. Buy the end of the 3rd inning we were able to tie up the score but in the 4th and 5th inning they were able to amass a 6 run lead. Now in the 7th inning with the game on the line entire team made a huge effort and scored 8 runs to give us a 2 run lead. We were able to hold Gen X scoreless in the last inning to get the win. We had 26 hits scoring 18 runs. We had a lot of good defensive plays and some very good pitching to get the win. Good job everyone and thank to our Bench Coach Kris Koch for keeping everything running smoothly. Next game 2/21 9:45 we are the Visitors and Joe Sowder has Scoreboard Duty at 8:30 and Lanny Auberg has Scoreboard Duty at 11:00

Camino pulled out a come from behind win today 18-16. Camino was down 16-10 after six innings. Camino scored 8 unanswered runs in the 7th inning to secure the win. GenEx produced enough offense to win most games plating 16 runs on 28 hits (0 extra base hits). Everyone had at least 1 hit. The defense had only a couple of miscues during the game that led to extra outs, that led to extra runs. The pitching was sub-par. The defense was led by Kathy Boland (SS) who made several big plays throughout the contest that were turned into outs. Gene Fleck (2B) stuck with several ground balls that produced outs as did Pat Moriarity at rover. The big outfield play was turned by Mike Sterricker who caught a towering flyball by using his glove to block out the blinding sunlight. Top hitters: Ken Kessler 4-4, Tom Gobin 4-4 (4rbi), ***Mike Ryan 1-1 (2rbi), Pat Moriarity 3-4 (2rbi), Greg Church 3-4 (3rbi), John Smith 3-4, (Sub) Bob Dye 2-3 (2rbi), Kathy Boland 2-4 (rbi), Mike Sterricker 2-4 (rbi), Gene Fleck 2-4 (2rbi), Jack Braly 1-3 (rbi), and Bill Clark 1-3. ***Left the game in the 2nd inning due to injury.

Wheeler-Riley Realty - 8 Barton Realty - 8

This Char Wheeler team is a magnet for tied games. Today’s games were running late, we couldn’t finish in allotted time, so “the old revert back to previous inning score” happened to us. We were well matched with the Barton Realtors and it was a close fought softball game. Offensively this team likes to trade around the hitting and “good days”. Look out when we all have a good one on the same day. Some of us will trade great weather, good sportsmanship and beautiful field for wins any day of the week. Gary Ash still leading us with 3/4, Lonnie, Wes & Marty 2/3, Bob Higgins with a home run, while Norma posted an RBI today. Bob Higgins had a single home run in the last inning , but unfortunately it was removed because of time running out.  Good job all. Lee Luft was our sub pitcher and also hit 2/3, thanks to him & Bill Clark for playing with us today. Higgins/Marty to Christofferson showed up with another defensive double play and Lonnie Saiz shined behind the plate with some great catches. He was showing off for John who was visiting our bench with his walker. Great to see him back at park after injury and leaving on a stretcher! Look out for a well oiled Char Wheeler team, coming to a field near you, soon.

In a low scoring affair Barton Realtors and Char Wheeler-Riley played to an 8 to 8 tie. Barton's infield played well to keep our opponents off the bases. First baseman, Bob Dye, turned an unassisted double play to stop a rally. Sue Cary, Chuck Gibson, and Bob Dye turned a double play in the 6th inning. Doreen Stevenson played well in right field. Kirk King caught 2 fly balls in left field for key outs. Offensively we hit the ball well for a team total of 22 hits. Dick Steiman was 4 for 4 with a double and 2 rbi's. Bob Dye was 2 for 3 with a walk and 3 rbi's. Dale Huffine was 3 for 4 with a double and 1 rbi. Chuck Gibson was 3 for 4 with 1 rbi. Kirk King was 2 for 3 with 1 rbi. Terry Hughes was 2 for 3 with 1 rbi. Bob Cary was 4 for 4. Dick Kohnen pitched a very good game and drove in a run. A great team effort. Thanks to Joan Casazza for doing our book.


Games thru -  Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
American League        
General Exterminating 3 0 0 1.000
Camino Del Sol 1 1 1 0.500
Ranalls Realty 1 2 0 0.333
Happy Ears Hearing 1 2 0 0.333
Paul Tone Farmers Insurance 0 1 2 0.333
Tride and True 0 2 1 0.167
National League        
Susys Home Cleaning 3 0 0 1.000
Nancy Muslin 2 1 0 0.667
Barton Realtors 2 1 0 0.667
Petelin Vision 1 1 1 0.500
Gothic Landscaping 1 2 0 0.333
Char Wheeler 0 2 1 0.167

 Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Susy's Home Clean - 17 Tride/True Pest Mgmt - 5

Valentine's Day and a great day for softball but Susy’s didn’t show any love to the Tride & True Pest Controllers. A little chilly for the 8:30 game but Susy’s bats were hot. Scoring four runs in each of the first four innings and one in the fifth was all they needed to secure the win. Defensive gems by the infield, and great pitching and fielding by Dan Maguire kept the Pest Controllers offense at bay. The outfield did their job as well keeping the ball in front of them. Every player had at least one hit. Eight players were perfect at the plate with Dan Sykes (3/3, 5 RBI's, 1 run) leading the way. Chuck Frazier (3/3, 2RBI's, 3 runs) had two doubles as did Dan Maguire (3/3, 3 RBI's, 3 runs). Don Cleveland (3/3. 2 RBI's, 2 runs), Greg Normand (2/2, walk, 2 runs), Ron Rogerson (3/3, 1 RBI, 1 run), Ed Hart (3/3, 1, RBI, 2 runs), sub Paul Pearson (2/2, 1 RBI, 1 run), and Albert Miller, (2/3, 2 runs). Thanks to our sub today, Paul Pearson, who held down right center field, and to Marilyn for keeping the stats.

The Tride and True gang ran into a hitting machine today. They were only able to put up 12 hits and 5 runs to lose to the HOT Suzy's gang 17-5 in a shortened mercy game. Larry Radant was 3 for 3 with a DBL and TRIPLE, Steve Lunde was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI and sub Steve Dwyer was 2 for 3.

P Tone Farmers Ins - 12 Ranall's Realty - 19

"After two tie ball games, Paul Tone Insurance ran up against the hot bats of the Ranalls Realty team losing 19 - 12. The Paul Tone team scored four runs in the first and fifth innings; two runs in the third and seventh; but failed to score in the second, fourth and sixth. Art Molina led the team in hitting with a 4 for 4 record including two doubles and five RBI's. Ed Cambell went 4 for 4 with one RBI; Karen Olsen was 3 for 4 with a double and one RBI, and Richard Brinkley was 3 for 4 with a double and one RBI. Vern Luft went 2 for 4 with two RBI's and Lee Luft was also 2 for 4 with one RBI. Shortstop substitute Dave Bagwell was 1 for 4 with one RBI. Mike Sullivan hit 2 of 3 and Vern McMurray and Jackie Couzens each went 1 for 3. Thanks to Dave Bagwell for subbing today and to Susie Tornes for keeping the book for our team.

Today was an awesome softball game as we Ranalls Realty took on Paul Tone Farmers Insurance. This was much closer game than the score shows. First inning we had a 4-4 tie but Ranalls added another 4 runs in the second inning to take the lead and held Paul Tone scoreless. Third inning we added another 4 runs and held Paul Tone to 2 runs. Fourth inning Paul Tone held us to 1 run and we held them scoreless for a 13-6 lead. Fifth inning we were back swinging the bats and added another 4 runs but Paul Tone came out swinging and added 4 runs also but Ranalls held the lead 17-10. Sixth inning we scored 2 runs and held Paul Tone scoreless and then we flipped and held Paul Tone to 1 run and a 19-11 win over Paul Tone. Twenty-five hits today and the bats were smoking. Perfect at the plate today was Norris Carpenter and Don Cleveland both going 4-4. Klaus Holt 3-3, Sam Bernhardt 2-2 were also perfect at the plate. Jim Perry was 3-4, Duncan Abrams 2-4, Norm Volk 1-3, Mark Wells 2-3, Sherry Westland 1-2, Claire Lucas 2-3, and Billy Marchionni was 1-3. Everyone had a hit today and contributed to a great win with great hits and great defensive plays. Special thanks to Don Cleveland subbing today and the winning pitcher who went 4-4 also.

Happy Ears Hearing - 12 Nancy Muslin Realty - 16

Happy Ears Hearing squared off against a good Nancy Muslin team and lost a close game 16-12 in a 6 1/2 inning game. Happy Ears played from behind the entire game, unable to get the key hits and allowed numerous unearned runs. Sub, Denise Gibala pitched a great game. Happy Ears was led by John Mancini 4x4 3 RBI’s 2 triples, Barry Schwartz 4x4 3 RBI’s 1 HR, sub, Denise Gibala 4x4 1 RBI, Harold Enslen 2x3 2 RBI’s 1 triple 1 dbl 1 bb, Mike Kachurak 3x4 1 RBI, Jerry Eastham 3x4, Dave Michels 2x4 1 RBI, sub, Jerry Harris & Jim Tomich 1x4 each, Dave Holub 0x4 1 RBI, Chip White 0x4. Thank you to our subs, Jerry Harris & Denise Gibala (great game Denise). Thank you to Joan for doing our book.

"Nancy Muslin's gang played a close game against a very good team. Final outcome was in the last inning. Greg Szlak was 4-4, with good ""D"" Dick Johnson was 3-3, triple, scored once, 3 R.B.I. Doug Asleson was 3-4, triple, scored twice. Dave Bagwell was 3-4, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Dan Hofeditz was 3-4 triple, double, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Glen Zelkind was 3-4, double, scored 3 times, 56 R.B.I. Duff Carroll had a pair of hits, a home run, scored 3 times, 2 R.B.I. Dale Schroeder had a pair of hits, scored once. Jeff Smith scored once, 2 R.B.I. Warren Stevenson scored once. Thanks to Patti Jones Bernhardt for subbing for us.

General Exterminating - 15 Gothic Landscape - 12

GenEx played another solid game defeating Gothic 15-12. GenEx led after 3 innings 9-7 and outscored Gothic 8-5 over the final 4 frames. Everyone on Genex played great defense with minimal miscues. (Sub) Steve Lunde at shortstop roamed wide left and right to snag everything and turned them into outs. It was said he was impersonating Kathy Boland (SS) who was out. On offense 10 of 11 hitters had multiple hits. Top Hitters: (Sub) Steve Lunde 4-4 (2B/2rbi), Tom Gobin 4-4 (2rbi), Greg Church 3-3 (rbi), Ken Kessler 3-4 (3rbi), Mike Sterricker 3-4 (2rbi), Pat Moriarity 3-4 (rbi), John Smith 2-3 (rbi), Jack Braly 2-3, Bill Clark 2-3, and Mike Ryan 2-4 (2rbi).

What a beautiful day to play softball at the Field of Dreams. Gothic started out with bats a blazin’. We were tied for the first 2 innings, then Gen Ex took it home from there with a final score of 15 – 12. Unfortunately, some of our best hits were right smack into the gloves of Gen Ex. Nice double play by Ron to Phil to Coral. Fly balls were caught by Ron & Coral. Our Sub, David Howard, made a nice catch at home plate to make an out. Offensive stats are as follows with all players getting on base today! …. 4/4 : Chris Espejo, Ron Silberman, Jake Groh. 3/4 : Coral Estes & Denise Gibala. 3/3 with a walk : Annie Lowe & Yvonne Becker 3/3 with a walk : Phil Murray 2/3 with a walk : Joe Gonski, Debbie Kanouse & David Howard 1/4. Two of Ron’s hits were doubles.

Petelin Vision - 12 Barton Realty - 17

Petelin Vision met Barton Realtors in a 5 1/2 inning game today, which did not go Petelin's way. The game was tied 3-3 after 1. Barton took a 7-4 lead after 2. In the 3rd inning Petelin scored 4 to Barton's 2 giving Barton a 9-8 advantage. Both teams scored 4 in the 4th leaving the score at 13-12 in favor of Bartons. The 5th inning is where Petelin's game came to an end. With the 60-minute clock hitting "0" Petelin's was blanked in the bottom of the 5th and WE flippy flopped in the flip flop 6th inning as well. Defensively it took Petelins a few innings to get our feet under us. As the game progressed our defensive tightened but just could not stop Bartons offense. Petelin's offense had its best showing after 3 games with 23 hits. Perfect at the plate today; Charlie Counts (double), Mitch Craun (2 Home Runs and a triple), Barney Armstrong, Jim Tokar and Jim Stocker. Collecting 2 hits were Dave Gjerstad, Sub Dan Hofeditz and Joe Jellison. Paul Pearson and Sub Bill Clark each got a single. Petelin vision would like to thank Dan Hofeditz and Bill Clark for subbing today. Thank you, Marilyn, for keeping a good scorebook for us today. Congratulations to Barton Realtors on their win today.

Barton Realtors and Petelin Vision, 2 evenly matched teams, went head to head today with Barton Realtors winning by a close score of 17 to 12. This game went back and forth with Barton's holding on to a small lead until the top of the 5th inning when Barton's scored 4 runs and held Petelin scoreless in the last two innings. Offensively, almost everyone on Barton's had at least one hit for a team total 25 hits. Sub Ron Silberman had a very good day at the plate going 3 for 4 with a double, a triple, and 5 rbi's. Arlin Mead was 4 for 4 with 4 rbi's. Dale Huffine was 4 for 4 with a double and 2 rbi's. Sub Greg Normand was 4 for 4 with 2 rbi's. Bob Cary was 3 for 4. Sue Cary was 2 for 4 with 1 rbi. Terry Hughes was 2 for 3 with 1 rbi. Pitcher Dick Kohnen had a hit, a walk, and 2 rbi's. Dick pitched a very good game today. Bob Dye had a double and a walk. Doreen Stevenson had a single. Defensively Barton's bent a little but didn't break. Dick Steiman started two double plays throwing to Sue Cary at 2B who then turned and threw to Bob Dye covering 1B to complete the plays. Ron Silberman threw a one hopper to Terry Hughes covering home plate for an out to prevent a run from scoring. Ron also caught a line drive and doubled off the runner at 1B. Thanks to our subs Ron Silberman and Greg Normand. Thanks to Joan Casazza for doing our scorebook.

Camino del Sol - 17 Wheeler-Riley Realty - 13

Camino went up against a good Char Wheeler Team today Char came out guns a blazing and put up 4 runs right off the bat no pun intended. Camino answered with 4 runs of their own. Then Camino held Char scoreless in the 2nd and took a one run lead. Char answered with 2 more runs in the 3rd. Then Camino’s bats came alive and proceeded to score 4 runs in all of the following innings closing out the game with 17 runs. Our defense came together Monday and today our offense came together as well. Special thanks to Kris Koch for doing the book and keeping the batting order straight. We had 22 hits and were able to score 17 runs. Good job everyone.

Well Happy Valentines Day to us , we chalked up another loss and still had fun playing Dooling’s slug fest team. You could have at least brought us chocolates Bob and Ron! As I backed up our sub in LCF(Doreen), she said “that many can’t hit to warning track, can they”? She learned the answer to that one. Char’s cheery team started hot with 4 run first inning but followed up with a zero in second inning. Dooling’s teamed slammed us with four out of their five at bats posting 4 run innings. We did have a terrific double play by Higgins to Marty then to first,Good Job. We’re getting there. Christofferson, Church and Ash led hitting at 2/3. Thanks to Doreen and Greg Church for subbing today.


Games thru -  Monday, February 12, 2024
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
American League        
General Exterminating 2 0 0 1.000
Happy Ears Hearing 1 1 0 0.500
Paul Tone Farmers Insurance 0 0 2 0.500
Camino Del Sol 0 1 1 0.250
Tride and True 0 1 1 0.250
Ranalls Realty 0 2 0 0.000
National League        
Susys Home Cleaning 2 0 0 1.000
Petelin Vision 1 0 1 0.750
Nancy Muslin 1 1 0 0.500
Gothic Landscaping 1 1 0 0.500
Barton Realtors 1 1 0 0.500
Char Wheeler 0 1 1 0.250

 Monday, February 12, 2024

Gothic Landscaping -15 Wheeler-Riley Realty - 10

We had the 8:30am game with a late start due to a frost delay. The day started out cold but warmed up as we played. Gothic started out with a bang scoring 4 runs in the first inning. We kept the lead until the 5th when we were tied 7-7. Char Wheeler took the lead in the sixth, but we kept the game alive with a flip flop. In the unlimited 7th inning we took the lead and won with a final score of 15-10. Ron Silberman, Phil Murray and Coral Estes made a slick double play. Annie Lowe caught a ball in left field with her stomach. Ouch! Yvonne Becker did a great job backing up 1st base today. Denise Gibala pitched well today as usual! A few changes defensively worked very well with Joe Gonski playing a terrific game at 3rd base. Joe made some nice snags and power throws to first base. Coral is a versatile player and moved over to 1st base today. She made some nice stretches to get outs at first. Chris moved to left center and is a nice addition to our outfield. Offensively we had Jake Groh & Chris Espejo with doubles. Ron Silberman with a triple, and an in-the-park home run by Joe Gonski. Way to go team!

Well, maybe last Monday was a prequel for this season! Fun, exciting game with losing after mandatory flip flop. It is a different mindset facing last bats being ahead or behind. Senior recreational softball, a good time, great weather and comradery between two teams of close friends. Char Wheeler must admit defeat to a well run and good looking woman filled team. We had difficulty firing on all cylinders in the hitting and were carried by Gary Ash at 4/4, followed by Dave Martin, Marty J, B. Higgins, Gary Christofferson all 3/4. Fifth inning found teams tied, sixth inning Wheeler ahead 9 to 8, flip flop ending at Wheeler losing 15 to 11. Thanks to our infield for two double plays and we will be back Wednesday more determined. Shout of thanks to Greg Church as a pitching sub while we wait for Laura to return.

Nancy Muslin Realty - 10 Susy's Home Clean - 11

Nancy Muslin's gang played a hard game against a good team. Glen Selkind was 3-3, scored once. Doug Asleson was 2-3, home run, double, walk, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Duff Carroll was 3-4, scored twice. Dan Hofeditz was 2-3. walk, scored once, 1 R.B.I. Dick Johnson was 2-3, triple, 1 R.B.I. Dave Bagwell was 2-4, double, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Greg Szlak was 2-4, 2 R.B.I. Jeff Smith was 2-4, 3 R.B.I. Warren Stevenson scored twice.

Great day for softball at The Field of Dreams. Weather was perfect, sun was shining in the outfielders eyes and no water puddles on the infield. Susy’s Home Cleaners took on a good Nancy Muslin team and was able to come away with a hard earned one run victory, Susy’s wasn’t able to do much the first three innings as Nancys jumped out to a 5 -2 lead. With solid defense, good pitching and timely hitting, Susys was able to keep it close. Susys finally got the bats going with a four run top of the fourth triggered by a 2 RBI triple by Ed Hart. It then went back and forth until Susys took a 9 - 7 lead into the final inning. After a flip flop, Nancys took a 10 - 9 lead into the bottom of the 7th. Susys pulled out the victory with a walk, a hit, a fielders choice scoring one and a hit by Greg Normand driving in the winning run with two outs. Leading hitters included Don Cleveland and Gerry Boesche both going 4 for 4 while Albert Miller, Greg Normand (3/4, 3 RBIs), Ron Roberson, Ed Hart (3B, 2 RBI’s) and Yvonne Becker (2RBIs) all came through with a multiple hit game. Thanks to our subs today, Coral Estes and Yvonne Becker, and to Joan for keeping great stats.

Ranall's Realty - 7 General Exterminating - 15

Today General Exterminating challenged Ranalls Realty and it was a really great game even though the General dominated in hitting. First inning we were down 4-1 and neither team scored in the second inning. Third inning the General scored 3 and Ranalls put up 4 runs. Fourth inning we were held scoreless as the general put up 4 runs for a 11-5 lead. Fifth inning both teams played some great defense and neither team was able to score. Sixth inning we were only able to score one run as the General put up another 4 runs. Seventh final inning the General played some great defense and held us to only 1 run for a 15-7 win. We did get more hits than our first game but the General hits where we were not at, and we hit to them to many times. We did have 19 hits by: Duncan Abrams 3-4; Mark Wells, Sherry Westland, Sam Bernhardt, Billy Marchionni all going 2-3; and Norris Carpenter, C.L. Eversman and Jim Parry were all 2-4 today. Klaus Holt and Norm Volk both had a key hit. The season is young but come Wednesday it will be a new game.

GenEx defeated Ranalls Realty 15-7 in a speed-up flip flop game. GenEx led 4-1 after the first inning and never trailed in the game. GenEx played another solid game on offense and defense. Notable defenders today were Kathy Boland at shortstop making all the plays and starting several Short-Rover-1B double plays. Patrick Moriarty at rover turned several double plays at 2B and also backhanded a low line drive to end the game. Tom Gobin at 3b made a leaping dive to his left to snare a hot-shot low line drive that was destined for left field. Gene Fleck at 2B caught several line drives and ground balls at 2B that resulted in outs. Mike Ryan made a long run to snare a sinking liner in left-field. Bill Clark made an inning ending catch of a deep fly to right-field. Lastly, Jack Braly made a quick hands catch of a foul tip from a better to record an out. Top Hitters: Ken Kessler 4-4 (2B/rbi), Tom Gobin 4-4 (3rbi), Mike Ryan 3-3 (2rbi), Mike Sterricker 3-4 (2B/2rbi), Pat Moriarity 4-3 (4rbi), John Smith 2-3, Kathy Boland 2-4 (rbi), Greg Church 2-4 (2rbi), Jack Braly and Bill Clark were both 1-3.

Barton Realty - 14 Happy Ears Hearing - 8

Barton Realtors won today over a very good Happy Ears team. Defense and timely hitting were key to our victory. Kudos to the infield (Dale Huffine, Sue Cary, sub Norris Carpenter, Dick Steiman, and Bob Dye) for their solid play including a double play to stop the other team's rally. Congrats to Terry Hughes for his catch of a foul ball at his catcher position. Dick Kohnen pitched a very good game with just a few walks. Offensively, almost everyone on the team had at least one hit. Sub Norris Carpenter was 4 for 4 with 1 rbi. Arlin Mead was 4 for 4 with 1 rbi. Dale Huffine was 3 for 4 with a double and 3 rbi's. Sub Dick Johnson was 3 for 4 with 3 rbi's. Bob Cary was 3 for 4 with 1 rbi. Bob Dye was 2 for 2 with 2 walks and 2 rbi's. Sue Cary had 2 walks. Dick Kohnen had a single and drove in a run. Dick Steiman drove in a run. Terry Hughes and Doreen Stevenson each had a hit. Another part of this victory goes to our base coaches Ken Carlson and Kirk King. A great effort by the whole team. Thank you to Norris Carpenter and Dick Johnson for subbing. Thanks to Joan Casazza for doing our scorebook.

Happy Ears Hearing played a tough game against a good Barton Realtors team and lost 14-8 in a 6 1/2 inning game. Happy Ears bats were cold, managing only 13 hits and held scoreless in 5 innings by Barton’s good defense. Happy Ears was led by John Mancini 3x3 2 RBI’s 2 dbl, Dave Holub 3x3 3 RBI’s, Harold Enslen 2x3 2 RBI’s, Mike Kachurak 2x4, Dave Michels 1x2 2 bb’s, Bob Williams 1x3 1 RBI, Michael Wilton 1x2 1 bb, Barry Schwartz and Jerry Eastham 0x2 1 bb each. Thank you to Marilyn for doing our book.

P Tone Farmers Ins - 20 Tride/True Pest Mgmt - 20

It was a slugfest between Paul Tone Insurance and Tride and True, ending in a 20 to 20 tie after six innings, the second tie for the insurers. Paul Tone had 30 hits in 42 times at bats. Ten players had RBI's and everyone scored. Leading the way was Sub Sue Cary going 4 x4 with 1 RBI, Karen Olson 4x4 with a home run and 3 RBI", and Art Molina 4x4 with a double 2 RBI's. Batting 3x4 were Ed Campbell 1 RBI, Kurt Kanouse with a double and 4 RBI's, Vern Luft with 2 RBI's, and Lee Luft with 2 RBI's. Vern Mcmurray 2x4 with 2 RBI's, Tammy Songer 2x3 and 2 RBI's, Michael Sullivan 1x4 with 1 RBI and Jackie Couzens with a Triple. Thanks to subs Sue Cary and Kurt Kanouse for their significant contributions.

In a game which may go down as a classic Paul Tone and Tried and True battled to a 6 inning 20-20 tie. Both teams exhibited great hitting with the Tride and True crew banging out 29 hits. Tride and True had a 4 run lead going into the bottom of the 6th inning but just could not hold the Realtors down. Leading hitters for Tride and True were Ron Wren, 5/5 with 3RBIs, Mark Glim ( substitute) 4/4 with 1 RBI, Debbie Bigelow 4/4 with 3 runs scored and Gary Smith 3/4 with 2 RBIs. Thanks to Mark Glim for substituting for us. He had key hits and played well.

Camino del Sol - 7 Petelin Vision - 7

Camino and Petelin battled it out today. Petelin started out strong putting up the maximum runs in the first inning while holding us scoreless. The second inning our defense started to get going and held them to 2 runs. However we still were unable to score any runs. By the 3rd inning we had the defense going strong and held them scoreless for the next 3 innings. Offensively we started chipping away at there lead and by the 6th inning we had tied up the score. The 7th inning started with only a few minutes left on the clock so the game ended in a tie. Thanks to Kris Koch for keeping the book and keeping the batting order running smoothly.

Petelin Vision squared off today against Camino Del Sol which ended in a 7-7 tie. Petelin came out swinging with 4 runs in the 1st and 2 runs in the 2nd. Petelin held Camino scoreless until the 4th. After 4 the score was 6-2 Petelin. Camino scored 2 in the 5th and 3 in the 6th (Petelin scored 1 in the 6th) to tie the score at 7-7. In the top of the 7th Petelin scoring 3 and bases loaded with 1 out the clock hit 4:30 and the game was over. Since Camino did not get a chance to bat the game reverted back to the 6th inning for a 7-7 tie. It was a hard fought game against a good Camino Del Sol Team. Petelin's defense again played well. The outfield kept balls in front of them and the infield made plays. Dave and Charlie worked well together as did Joe and Jim. Charlie made a nice play backing up Dave for a put-out at first. Mitch had some nice catches in LCF. Jim Stocker and Pitcher, Sub Lee Luft, did a great job. Offensively we increased our run production from game 1. Top hitters were Jim Tokar going 3/3. Dave Gjerstad was 3/4 with a Home Run. Mitch Craun 3/4 and Barney Armstrong 3/4. Collecting 2 hits were Wayne Moxley, Joe Jellison and Sub Claire Lucas. Petelin would like to thank Lee Luft and Claire Lucas for Subbing today. Special thank you to Joan for working our scorebook.


Games thru -  Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
American League        
General Exterminating 1 0 0 1.000
Happy Ears Hearing 1 0 0 1.000
Paul Tone Farmers Insurance 0 0 1 0.500
Tride and True 0 1 0 0.000
Ranalls Realty 0 1 0 0.000
Camino Del Sol 0 1 0 0.000
National League        
Susys Home Cleaning 1 0 0 1.000
Petelin Vision 1 0 0 1.000
Nancy Muslin 1 0 0 1.000
Char Wheeler 0 0 1 0.500
Gothic Landscaping 0 1 0 0.000
Barton Realtors 0 1 0 0.000
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
All games rained out and removed from schedule


Games thru -  Monday, February 5, 2024
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
American League        
General Exterminating 1 0 0 1.000
Happy Ears Hearing 1 0 0 1.000
Paul Tone Farmers Insurance 0 0 1 0.500
Tride and True 0 1 0 0.000
Ranalls Realty 0 1 0 0.000
Camino Del Sol 0 1 0 0.000
National League        
Susys Home Cleaning 1 0 0 1.000
Petelin Vision 1 0 0 1.000
Nancy Muslin 1 0 0 1.000
Char Wheeler 0 0 1 0.500
Gothic Landscaping 0 1 0 0.000
Barton Realtors 0 1 0 0.000

 Monday, February 5, 2024

Susy's Home Clean - 12 Camino Del Sol - 7

Susy’s Home Cleaning had the bright and early opening game of the winter season. It was against a strong Camino Del Sol team. Camino started out fast with a four run top of the first. Susy’s players responded in the bottom with two runs and took off from there. The Cleaners held Camino scoreless for the next four innings while scoring in every inning themselves. Camino tried to make a comeback, scoring three runs in the 6th, but it was too little too late as Susy’s had scored 12 runs by the 6th inning. Susy’s defense was solid turning four double plays and almost a fifth. Timely hitting and good pitching by Dan Maguire also contributed to the win. Several players led the hitting including sub Steve Foster, Don Cleveland, and Dan Maguire with three hits each. Other players with multiple hits included Chuck Frazier (2Bx2, 3RBI’s), Dan Sykes (3B,2B), Jim Saltzman, and Jim Witkowski. Don, Dan and Greg Normand all scored two runs each. A great all around game by the team as nine players scored at least one run. Thank you to Steve Foster for subbing and Marilyn for keeping the stats for the team.

Well we started out strong scoring the maximum runs in the first inning but then our bats went cold and we didn’t get any more runs until the last inning. I think we all had first game jitters. Glad that one is behind us. Our next game is Wednesday 2/7 at 1:30 nobody has any duties. See you then if we don’t get rained out.

Nancy Muslin Realty - 12 Barton Realty - 11

Nancy Muslin's gang fought a hard win against a very good team. Failing to score after the first three innings, they came back in the seventh with 6 runs. Sub mark Glin was 3-3, walk, double, scored 3 times, 1 R.B.I. Dan Hofeditz was 2-3, walk, scored 3 times. Glen Zelkind was 2-3, triple, scored twice. Warren Stevenson was 2-4, 4 R.B.I. Dick Johnson was 2-4, 3 R.B.I. Jeff Smith was 2-4, 2 R.B.I. Dale Schroeder scored once. Greg Szlak was 2-4, scored twice, 1 R.B.I. Duff Carroll scored once, 1 R.B.I.

Barton Realtors lost a tough game today 12 to 11 due to a good come back by a strong Nancy Muslin team. Barton had the right scenarios both defensively and offensively but just couldn't make the plays that we needed to close out the win. Defensively, Kirk King and Arlin Mead played real well in the outfield making some key catches for fly outs. Offensively, almost everyone on the team had at least one hit for a team total 23 hits. Dale Huffine led the team going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 rbi's. Kirk King was 3 for 4 with a double and a rbi. Dick Steiman was 3 for 4 with a rbi. Sub Chuck Gibson was 3 for 4 with a rbi. Arlin Mead was 2 for 3 with a triple, a walk, and 3 rbi's. Sub Kevin Gillette was 2 for 3 with a rbi. Bob and Sue Cary each had 2 hits. Dick Kohnen had a hit. Terry Hughes had a hit and drove in a run. Thank you to Chuck Gibson and Kevin Gillette for subbing. Thank you to Marilyn Leinberger for doing our scorebook. A special thanks for Ron and Catherine Barton for sponsoring our team.

Paul Tone Farmers Ins - 14 Wheeler-Riley Realty - 14

This was an interesting first game of the season between Paul Tone Farmers Insurance and Char Wheeler, which ended in a 14 - 14 tie. Both teams scored four in the first inning; and Paul Tone went ahead 8-5 after two. Char Wheeler went ahead in the third and stayed through six innings leading 14 - 12. After a flip flop, Paul Tone tied the game in the 7th. Char loaded the bases in their half of the 7th with no outs. Paul Tone defense came through to hold a good Char Wheeler team scoreless, ending with the tie. Leading batters for Paul Tone were Ed Campbell, Lee Luft, and sub Don Cole all going 3 for 3. Campbell had a double and Richard Brinkley was 3 for 4 with a double. Karen Olson and Vern Luft were both 2 for 3, each with a double; Mike Sullivan was 1 for 2 and Art Molina and Jackie Cousins were both 1 for 3. Thanks to Don Cole for subbing at shortstop for us.

"What a way to start the new year. A tough and close battle between Char Wheeler and Paul Tone (realtor vs realtor) to set the tone of this session.
Going into the seventh inning flip flop proved to be a tie after our opponents were able to score and we remained scoreless. Batting heavy hitters today were Dave Martin, Gary Ash, and Gary Christofferson all going 4/4. Following were Bob Higgins, Marty Jiminez and Joe Osowiec hitting 3/4. Osowiec burned the fielders for a triple, good job, Joe. Home run kings were Bob Higgins and Gary Ash. RBI winner is Gary Ash with four, while Brian De Herrera (sub) and Kat had triples. There were a variety of good defensive plays with Lonnie Saiz making two great plays at second and Wes Mason making a great catch at home plate to deny a 4th run and end the inning. Norma Lucas added a hit to get on base and help out as an RBI. Thank you to Brian DeHerrera for subbing for us, it was much appreciated."

Tride/True Pest Mgmt - 6 General Exterminating - 14

" It was a slow start for the Tride and True gang. Scoreless in the first 3 innings and giving up 9, their bats finally started to come alive putting up 6 in the last 4 innings. Sadly it was too little, too late and they lost to a good hitting Gen Ex team 13-6.Ron Wren was 2 for 4 with a triple, HR and 2 RBI, Larry Radant was 2 for 4, Steve Lunde was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI and Dale Sarrazin 2 for 3 with a double. Judy Muller and Fred Swan each added an RBI.
GenEx defeated Tride and True 14-6 in their opening game of the Winter Season. GenEx led 13-3 after 4 innings and never looked back. The outfield of Mike Ryan (LF), Mike Sterricker (LC), John Smith (RC) and Bill Clark (RF) were all solid while catching almost everything that was hit. Sterricker in LC made several big catches after long runs. The infield of Ken Kessler (1B), Gene Fleck (2B), Pat Moriarity (R), Kathy Boland (SS), and Tom Gobin (3B) were not to be outdone and played superior defense. Boland at shortstop was a vacuum while cleaning up everything and making the long throw to first for outs. Kessler at 1B caught everything including several picks of low thrown balls. Gobin turned several hot shots heading to LF into outs. Fleck’s play at second almost mirrored Boland at short. The most picturesque play was turned in by Rover Pat Moriarty while fielding a hard shot one bounce line drive. The ball rolled up and down Moriarity’s arms and body, and while performing a 360 degree spin, Moriarity corralled the ball and fired to first to get the batter-runner for an out! The offense was clicking with everyone chipping in with a hit and 10 out of 11 getting multiple hits. GenEx Hitters: Mike Sterricker 3-3 (2B/3rbi), Pat Moriarity 3-3 (3B), Kathy Boland 3-3 (2B/rbi), Ken Kessler 3-4 (rbi), Mike Ryan 2-3 (2rbi), Tom Gobin 2-3 (3rbi), Greg Church 2-3 (rbi), John Smith 2-3 (2rbi), Jack Braly 2-3, Bill Clark 2-3, and Gene Fleck 1-3 (rbi).

Ranall's Realty - 3 Petelin Vision - 5

Maybe first game getters but this was a really close game as you can see from the score 5-3. Petelin took on Ranalls Realty is a very close opening day game. First inning we had a 1-1 tie, and the second inning we had 2-2. Third inning Peterlin put up 2 more runs and Ranalls could only get 1 run to fall behind 3-2. Fourth inning neither team was able to score with some great defense by both teams. Fifth inning Petelin scored another run and held us scoreless for a for a 5-3 lead. Ranalls was home team and wasn't able to tie it up or get the win but a good game by both teams. Our bats were a little light today as we only accumulated 13 hits today. Steve Dwyer (sub and thank you) was 3-3, Duncan Abrams, Mark Wells, Sherry Westland, Billy Marchionni, and Klaus Holt were all 2-3 today, Norris Carpenter was 2-4. We are still tied for second place but I think Wednesday's game the field will be flooded by the upcoming weather.

Petelin Vision and Ranall's Realty opened the Winter Softball Season with a Defensive battle ending in a 5-3 victory for Petelin. Both teams played very well on the defensive side of the field. Key players defensively for Petelin were Mitch Braun who put on a fielding display in Left Center Field. Jim Stocker caught a foul tip behind the plate. The outfield of Kris, Mitch, Wayne and Chris doing a great job keeping everything in front of them and the infield was solid with Dave, Charlie, Jim and Joe making plays all day. Greg Church pitched a fine game. Offensively collecting 2 hits each were Dave Gjerstad, Mitch Craun, Barney Armstrong (HR), Sub Greg Church, Wayne Moxley, and Chris Zerr. Charlie Counts had a HR, and Jim Tabor, Joe Jellison, Jim Stocker and Sub Kris Koch each had a hit. Petelin Vision would like to thank Greg Church and Kris Koch for Subbing. Special Thank You to Joan for keeping our scorebook.

Happy Ears Hearing - 18 Gothic Landscaping - 15

Happy Ears Hearing and Gothic Landscaping squared off in a slug fest and pulled out an 18-15 win in a 6 1/2 inning game. Both teams were neck and neck with the score 12-12 through the fourth inning. Happy Ears scored two runs in the fifth to none for Gothic to take the lead 14-12. In the sixth inning, Gothic scored three runs, Happy Ears scored four runs to take the lead 18-15 through the sixth inning. Happy Ears closed the game out in the top of the seventh 18-15. Both teams played well, a lot of hard hit balls for the first game of the season. Happy Ears was led by Barry Schwartz 4x4 5 RBI’s 1 HR 1 triple 1 dbl (for the cycle). John Mancini 4x4 2 RBI’s 1 triple 1 dbl, Harold Enslen and Dave Holub 3x4 3 RBI’s 1 dbl each, Jerry Eastham 2x3 3 RBI’s 1 dbl, Dave Michels 3x4 2 RBI’s, Bob Williams 2x3 1 dbl, Jim Tomich 2x3, Michael Wilton 1x3, Chip White 0x2 1 bb, Mike Kachurak 0x4 (scored five runs). Michael Wilton pitched a good game. Thank you to Joan for doing our book.

Gothic put up a good fight against Happy Ears. We were neck and neck with the score up until the seventh inning, then Happy Ears took the lead and won the game. We had some great hits today. Offensively our superstars were Jake Groh, Ron Silberman, Joe Gonski, Chris Espejo & Phil Murray all going 4/4. Coral Estes, Annie Lowe & Debbie Kanouse hit 3/4. Our infielders did a super job getting outs and keeping the ball in front of them. Kudos to Yvonne Becker at 2nd base making a great catch on a pop fly.