Tag: Softball

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…

Twenty Tips for Senior Softball Newbies

Terry Hurley Playing softball is not easy for people our age. Let’s face it, our reflexes, coordination, strength, speed, endurance, and vision are not what they used to be. Plus, most of us are not in the best shape of our lives. However, every season about 165 men and women put on their blue or…

Senior Softball celebrates veterans at tournament

Terry Hurley On another perfect fall weather day last month, SaddleBrooke Senior Softball held its annual Veterans Day tournament at their gem of a ballpark dressed up in red, white, and blue bunting and miniature American flags. A large crowd paid tribute to the many military veterans on the field and in the stands. Vern…

Senior players still got game

Boys of summer (from left): Jake Jacobson, Al Cangeme, Jack Graef, Harold Norton, and Jerry Cowartt. Not pictured: Brad Adair.

Terry Hurley “You know what we get to do today, Brooks? We get to play baseball.” – Dennis Quaid in the 2002 movie, The Rookie. Jack Graef has been playing softball since the late 1950s, regardless of what it looks like on the field or what others may say, he jokes. On a beautiful early Tuesday…

Labor Day tourney features Wall of Fame inductees

Mark Hojnacki Even a light downpour at the start of game three couldn’t dampen the spirits of those playing and a good crowd in attendance who witnessed three games at the SaddleBrooke softball complex. The highlight of the day were those past and present members who were honored as contributors and players over the past…