SaddleBrooke Senior Softball

Your humble author reaches high for a throw at first to put Jerry Cowart out. (Photo by Dennis Purcell)

King Mitchell

Well, softball fans and friends, here it is July 25 and SaddleBrooke Progress deadline time. The softballers were on break since June 30, which was the end of the spring season, and are now back at it in our summer season, which runs until Sept. 22. Whew! Softball action takes place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until about noon. The highlight will come Monday, Sept. 4, at our Labor Day Tournament!

Meanwhile, you all won’t be reading these golden words until around mid-August, and the summer league will be four weeks underway. Get on down to the field to check out the action or surf us at for the latest standings and stats. You can also read and reread (for those of you who can’t get enough of SaddleBrooke Softball news) by surfing the SaddleBrooke Progress (softball) and the Saddlebag Notes on the net.

Photos! The loyal readers of this column (well, those with not much else to do) will have noted that generally there is just one photo (maybe two). That’s mainly because although the golden words flow from my fingers like the Niagara over the falls, I ain’t much of a photo bug. But I’m getting a call for more pix! So I’m aneedin’ photos from all you camera jockeys. That’s the call I’m getting from the readers who can’t or don’t want to read (or more likely just want to see a photo of themselves in the paper). So, send me some action photos, folks (softball action, that is). No pix of you and the grandkids or the dog, no matter how cute. Capiche? And I’ll get some into the paper (with photo credit, naturally).

Summer League Action: Meanwhile, the summer softballers have a couple of weeks under their belts. In Monday Recreational, Dominick’s Italian has taken a solid 2-0 league lead over Hardin Brothers Automotive at 0-2. In Monday Community, a three-team league this summer, Ray Szpakowski, CPA, has his accountants out to a commanding 3-0 lead over Firetruck Brewing at 1-1 and DS Builders in cellarville at 0-3.

On Tuesdays in Community, Healthy Skin Dermatology and KJK Insurance are deadlocked at 1-1 each. This could be the race to watch this summer, folks. Then in Competitive, Kristy McInnis, Coldwell Banker Realty, has jumped out to 2-0, with Player’s Pub crying in their beers at 0-2.

Wednesdays in Sidewinder, Jim Click Automotive Group has motored out to a 2-0 lead over Leah Kari Medicare Solutions at 0-2. In Community, Rancheros Market is 1-0, while Pride Mechanical is at 0-1.

On Fridays, the Competitive league has SB Pet Rescue at 1-0, while Shifren Physical Therapy is 0-1. And, finally, in Friday Community, Splendido is 1-0, and Shelves That Slide is 0-1.

Well, that’s it for now, softball fans. The Summer season will be in full swing by the time the Progress hits the streets. Monday through Friday (mornings) you can check out softball action down at the field on the south perimeter of SaddleBrooke near the DesertView Recreation and Theater facility. Come on down!

And don’t forget our Labor Day Tournament on Monday, Sept. 4. Softball “dramedy,” brats, burgers, beverages, tunes, and more. Hasta la vista, Baby!