Tag: SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association

Spring Softball season ends, champs crowned

Game 2: Steve Schneck makes the play at second base to try to get Jeff Rayner out. What did the umpire say? Photo by Cathy Purcell

Carol Chiarello The eight week spring softball season ended on June 27. This session featured 16 teams playing in seven leagues on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Let’s recap how the teams fared: Monday Recreation League: Jeff Rayner managed The Charles Company team to a first place finish with six wins and one loss. Stone…

Sellout softball crowd awed by Memorial Day Tournament

Rob Seguin

Jonathan Green OK, we don’t actually sell tickets, but a capacity—at times overflow—crowd watched three close and exciting SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) games at the annual Memorial Day Tournament on a gorgeous holiday morning. The event was dedicated to the memory of Rob Seguin, SSSA player, umpire, leader, friend and dedicated member who passed…

Winter season is HOT at the softball field

2016 Winter Season Friday Competitive League Champion – Ray Szpakowski CPA, back row: Joe Sanders, Claude DuVall, Joe Passoni, Bob Chiarello; front: Ron Quarantino, Gus Marano, Bruce Fink, Larry Weber; photo by Pat Tiefenbach

Carol Chiarello The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) concluded its winter season on April 22. This was a busy season, filled with more than 150 players on 22 teams, in seven leagues, playing four days each week. Nearly 6400 runs were scored by your friends and neighbors. Let’s recap: Monday Recreation League – Jonathan Green…

Grandkids’ Softball event hits another home run

Jim Smith The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) sponsored its annual Spring Break Grandkids’ Games on Saturday, March 26 at the Softball Complex. Games Director Steve Garceau was assisted by Coaches Pat Tiefenbach, Doug Sweetland, Roy Stigers, Ron Quarantino, Jake Jacobson, Steve Overhaug and Mark Schauer and photographers Allan Kravitz and Jim Smith. Thirteen grandkids…

St. Patrick’s crowd thrilled

Recreation League: Charles Hendryx tags second base and is ready to make the throw to first for a double play; photo by Jim Smith.

Jonathan Green As always, a beautiful day and exciting softball play by SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) players made the day for hundreds of SaddleBrooke fans at the annual St. Patrick’s Tournament here sponsored, appropriately, by local dentist Patrick Shaffer. Free lunch, too! Cooked by Doug Wagers of Window Wizard and served by SSSA volunteers.…

Rookie Camp and other action at the Softball field

2016 SSSA Board, back row: Jack Graef, Steve Garceau, Debbie Seguin and Mark Foster; front row: Ken Crossman, Stu Kraft and Charlie LaNeve; photo by Pat Tiefenbach

Carol Chiarello The 2016 Board of Directors for SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) is busy planning several activities: Rookie Camp: Ongoing every Wednesday and Saturday, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the softball field, we offer Rookie and Skills Camp. This is for players returning to softball after a long layoff (can you say 20 or…

Grandkids Softball event scores a victory

It’s a hit when Golder Ranch Firefighters show the kids how a real fire truck works; photo by Jim Smith.

Jim Smith The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) sponsored its annual Thanksgiving Grandkids’ Games on Friday, November 27 at the Softball Complex. Games Director Steve Garceau was assisted by Coaches Pat Tiefenbach, Jake Jacobson, Doug Sweetland, Roy Steigers, Mark Schauer, Rich Battagello, Ron Quarantino, Denise Norgard, Gus Marano and photographer Jim Smith. Twenty-five grandkids participated,…

The Home Team always wins at SaddleBrooke tournaments

Tom Klein takes a mighty swing while Jim Smith warms up; photo by Ron Finelli.

Jonathan Green SaddleBrooke residents and guests cheered for their neighbors and chowed down on post-Thanksgiving grub in the comfort of MLB stadium style seats at another SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) tournament on a near perfect day (OK, it was a bit nippy). Norma West of SaddleBrooke R Us Realty sponsored the event and Doug…

Senior Softballers lose to firefighters

SSSA all-stars (white shirts) congratulate the victorious Northwest firefighters (in blue) after the game three thumping of the geezer team. Photo by Pat Tiefenbach.

Jonathan Green On October 24 SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) hosted both Golder Ranch and Northwest Fire Departments to an exciting exhibition tournament sponsored by Splendido at Rancho Vistoso at SaddleBrooke Stadium. It was exciting…and humbling for the “mighty” SSSA all-stars. After a warmup game by SSSA’s two recreation league teams, Northwest came from behind…