Tag: Softball

Labor Day Softball Tournament

Terry Hurley The annual SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Labor Day Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 4 at the community’s jewel of a ball field. The tournament features men and women who play in the league’s current summer season. Three games are planned at 8, 9:30, and 11:30 a.m. Free hot dogs, bratwurst, chips, cookies, soda,…

Softball Managers Balance Winning With Fun

Tim Ward managed his team to a first place finish in the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Competitive League.

Terry Hurley Tim Ward is full of positive energy as he manages his SaddleBrooke senior softball team in their final game of the winter season last month. He shouts advice and encouragement from his outfield position, the third-base coaching box, and the dugout. “Hit that Longo sign in right center field,” he says to one of…

Softball Umpires Call ‘Em As They See ‘Em

Base umpire Dennis Marchand is in position to make a call at a recent SaddleBrooke Senior Softball game.

Terry Hurley “I’ve never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.”—Leo Durocher, former professional baseball manager It’s not easy being an umpire. Ball, strike. Safe, out. Fair, foul. There are a lot of split-second decisions to be made that can determine the outcome of a softball game at SaddleBrooke. Yes, it’s senior softball…

Softball Clinic Covers All the Bases

Skills Clinic Commissioner Peter Romeo watches Wayne Stafford practice his swing off the batting tee.

Terry Hurley Michael Schumacher is not an experienced softball player but it didn’t stop him from signing up to play in the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Sidewinder League this winter. He’s new to the sport, last year was the first time he ever played, but figured he had nothing to lose. “I still have a long…

Thirteen Inducted into Senior Softball Wall of Honor

Terry Hurley Thirteen men and women have been inducted into the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Wall of Honor. The achievement recognizes significant contributions to the success of softball in the community since its founding 15 years ago. Two categories were recognized: volunteer contributors and players, past and present. Their names have been added to Wall of…

10 Things We Love About Senior Softball

Terry Hurley SaddleBrooke Senior Softball has a few weeks left in its summer season. Nineteen teams have played 10 games a week since the season started June 1. As always, there have been some exciting games, impressive hitting and fielding displays, and as to be expected, weekly reminders that many of us ain’t what we…

Play Ball! Softball Is Back!

Stacy Dawson joined 93 other players as the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball summer season kicked off June 1.

Terry Hurley After a 73-day shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, SaddleBrooke Senior Softball is back. The league kicked off its summer season June 1, with 94 men and women once again playing Monday through Friday in five different leagues based on skill level. Because the spring season was canceled, the summer league has been…

Senior Softball Impressive in Tournament

SaddleBrooke softball team during introductions at the Robson Ranch tournament. From left: Dave Bohlman, Terry Mihora, Lynn Laureys, Lee Leksell, Brand Eigen, Len Gann, Mark Adolph, Steve Laureys, Tim Ward, Mark Hojnacki, Charlie LaNeve, and Bob Chesney. Not pictured: Rick Keagy.

The best of SaddleBrooke Senior Softball beat the best of, well, almost everyone else. In a five team, two-day tournament hosted by Robson Ranch at their impressive field in Eloy, Feb. 21 and 23, the SaddleBrooke team won three of four games, good for a second place finish. The 12 players who competed were selected…