Tag: Softball

Blue teams and brats dominate Labor Day softball tournament

Competitive: Harold Weinenger reaches to tag runner Don Jones as he stirs up the dust at third base; photo by Dennis Purcell

Carol Chiarello A record crowd braved the hot and humid weather to watch three (mildly) exciting softball games at the annual Labor Day Softball Tournament, sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA). Dozens of volunteers helped to make this a fun day at the ballpark. Thank you to Doug Wagers, the Window Wizard, and…

A story about softball champs

John’s spring season teammates. For those who wonder if ladies play softball, please note there are four ladies on this team; add one more that was missing on photo day; photo by Pat Tiefenbach.

Carol Chiarello and Pat Tiefenbach The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) recently ended its eight week Spring Season. This article usually details the records of the teams and who became the champs. But this time things are a little different. A guy named John Vosper plays softball and he is 85 years young—will turn 86…

Senior Softball Memorial Day Tournament

Greg Morgan’s walk-off grand slam homer leaves his bat at the SSSA Memorial Day Tournament. Seconds later the crowd was on its feet applauding the exciting finale; photo by Dennis Purcell.

Jonathan Green Hundreds of Brookers cheered dozens of players, had their fill of free lunch and honored America’s heroes at SaddleBrooke Senior Softball association’s (SSSA) annual Memorial Day tournament. Ambient Air Heating and Cooling sponsored the affair and Doug Wagers, Window Wizard, cooked the lunch once again. And all three games were very close with…

Softball crowns winter champs

2017 Winter Season Monday Recreation League Champion – Webbscapes Landscaping, back row: Dave Good, Bobbi Noffsinger, Manager Tim Benjamin, Brian Shipman, John Vosper, Ken Schuttler; front row: Jason Noffsinger, Don Nolin, Gloria Krom, Janice Mihora, Mary Schneck, Greg Morgan

Carol Chiarello The five week Winter Softball Season has ended. It began January nine and went until April 21. Thank you to Pat Tiefenbach and Jim Smith for our team photos. Let’s see the results: Monday Recreation – This was close but Webbscapes Landscaping, led by manager Tim Benjamin, came in first with a record of…

Another fun spring break – Grandkids’ Softball Day

Cora gets a high five from Coach Jeff Stolze; photo by Jim Smith.

Jim Smith The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) sponsored its annual Spring Break Grandkids’ Games on Saturday, April 15 at the Softball Complex. Games Director Steve Garceau, apparently in his swansong appearance, was assisted by coaches Pat Tiefenbach, Roy Stigers, Ron Quarantino, Joe Sanders, Janice and Terry Mihora, Jeff Stolze, Jim Westerberg and Charles Hendryx.…

SSSA hits home run for St. Patrick’s Day

Recreation League action – so close! Charles Hendryx tries to hand off the ball to Charlie Kennedy but this (mystery) runner is safe; photo by Paul Jarzembinski.

Jonathan Green Exciting close games, lots of well-fed and enthusiastic fans and perfect weather played well for SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association’s (SSSA) St. Patrick’s Tournament, Saturday, March 18. SSSA thanks Patrick Shaffer, DDS, for sponsoring his namesake tournament once again this year and Doug Wagers, Window Wizard, for cooking the brats and dogs on his…

Get your ballgame back

This could be you--but you are watching as Jack Graef keeps his eyes on the pitch. Notice the pitching screen for added safety; photo by Jim Smith.

Jonathan Green You played ball years ago, loved it, but moved on for one of a bunch of good reasons. Or, maybe you always wanted to play but thought you weren’t good enough. You are in the right place—take the next step to first base. SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) is waiting to embrace you…

Another home run for Thanksgiving Grandkids’ Softball Event

Future All-Stars had a ball at the SaddleBrooke Softball Field; photo by Jim Smith

Jim Smith The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) sponsored its annual Thanksgiving Grandkids’ Games on Friday, November 25 at the Softball Complex. Games Director Steve Garceau was assisted by Coaches Pat Tiefenbach, Doug Sweetland, Roy Steigers, Mark Schauer, John McKniff, Janice and Terry Mihora, Jim Westerberg, Gus Marano, Ron Quarantino and photographer Jim Smith. Twenty-two…

Softball announces summer champs

The crowd watches as Stu Kraft, SSSA President, takes a mighty swing; photo by Allan Kravitz.

Carol Chiarello SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) completed the summer season in September. The final results are in, so let’s take a look: Monday Recreation – Bubb’s Grub ran away with the championship with a final record of eight wins, three losses. Dale Norgard was at the helm as the season ended. Second place went to…