Tag: Softball

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…

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,…