Tag: Softball

Thank you to the founding father of SaddleBrooke Softball

So, who was the driving force behind getting Ed Robson to build our softball facility? Many here believe Gene Bovee was the key individual to make it all happen in the early 2000s. After land was granted and construction commenced in June of 2004, a steering committee of ten softball players were tasked with getting…

Who controls the chaos at SaddleBrooke Softball?

In softball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game from beginning to end, enforcing the rules of the game, playing ground and making judgment calls on balls/strikes, plays and handling any disciplinary actions. Here in SaddleBrooke, our umpires are volunteers who may also be players during the season or others who just…

A look back at SaddleBrooke 65 Pima County Champions

Prior to having our own field in 2005, numerous SaddleBrooke teams played in the downtown Tucson league. One of the best back then was the 2003-2004 team led by current resident and player Brad Adair. Brad is a “young” 80-year-old still very active here in SaddleBrooke. When not playing golf at SaddleBrooke One courses, Brad…

SaddleBrooke Softball players share their talent

SaddleBrooke Softball stretches beyond our retirement community. We have a number of current players who reside here who have stamped their softball skills on teams outside of SaddleBrooke. Currently, nine of our residents play on an over 65 league in downtown Tucson for the Copper Health sponsored team. That roster includes Paul Auster, David Bohlman,…

SaddleBrooke Softball Dirt Dawgs

Who is behind all the work that keeps your SaddleBrooke Softball complex looking great and probably the best softball field in Southern Arizona? The answer: Four “Dirt Dawgs” and many volunteers. Our association is self-funded receiving no monetary assistance from SaddleBrooke TWO. Funds collected from our members and sponsors goes back into the facility to…

Fall softball champions

Carol Chiarelllo The fall softball season ended in mid-December. We had 22 teams playing in seven different leagues. Check out the results: Monday Community We had six teams and three finished in first place with identical records of 5 wins and 3 losses. Granite Restoration, managed by Steve Schneck, Kerry Blount-Long Realty with Jim Smith…

SaddleBrooke Senior Softball: how it began

Many in our association credit SaddleBrooke resident Vic Garcia as the individual who kick-started the SSSA in 1996 when he formed a softball team, The SaddleBrooke Blues, to play in the Senior Softball League in Tucson. Those games were played at the Craycroft and 22nd Street softball field and consisted of teams from Sierra Vista,…

Summer softball sizzled – here are the winners

Mark Hojnacki The summer softball season ended on September 24 at the SaddleBrooke complex with four clear pennant winners and one deadlock in the Friday Competitive League. You see here in the Brooke, we play four seasons throughout the year for the enjoyment of still being able to compete. Pennant winners each season get bragging…

Labor Day Tournament a big hit

Mark Hojnacki Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s highlighted another successful SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Labor Day Tournament. A crowd of nearly 300 SaddleBrooke residents and visitors was treated to three well-played games, enjoying hot dogs, brats and other refreshments provided by our sponsor Hardin Brothers Automotive. The opening Competitive Game pitted the visiting DS…