Softball announces winter champs

Carol Chiarello

The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association ran the 15 week Winter Season from January through April 24. The statistics have been compiled and the final records for the seven leagues are in the books. Let’s recap:

Monday Recreation League: We had a tie of seven wins, seven losses, one tie apiece. Congrats to Dale Norgard’s Ambient Air Heating & Cooling on their 219 runs in the season. A Closer Look Real Estate Inspection, led by Charles Hendryx, scored 217 runs.

Monday Community League: Barron Electric, Steve Wehmann at the helm, finished in first place with 13 wins, two losses. Second place went to Canyon Community Bank, managed by Dave Stevens, with a record of eight wins, seven losses. In third place Debbie Seguin and the Beverly Agnew, DDS players ended with six wins, nine losses. Finishing in last place was the Jim Takacs led Bubb’s Grub team with three wins, 12 losses.

Tuesday Competitive League: Total domination! Bob Chiarello managed the Catalina Smiles Dentistry team to an amazing 18 wins and two losses. This team scored 390 runs this season. Second place went to Crystal Tech Vivopools, Rick Ervin skipper, with a record of eight wins, 12 losses. Coyote Golf Cars, managed by Rich Adams, landed in third place with four wins, 16 losses.

Tuesday Community League: These two teams were pretty evenly matched. The champs are Dominick’s Real Italian, headed up by Brian Komar, with eight wins, seven losses. A very close second place, with seven wins, eight losses, went to Vern Boothby’s team sponsored by Custom Screenrooms and Ramadas.

Thursday Coyote League: Another tie for first place! HomeTeam Pest Defense, with manager John Sentowski, finished with nine wins and six losses as did Mike Hamm’s team, Patrick Shaffer Dentistry. In second place was Jim Smith’s team, seven wins and eight losses, sponsored by Firefly Fireplaces & Supplies. Guess what? They scored only one less run this season than HomeTeam Pest Defense—and 13 more runs than Patrick Shaffer Dentistry. Our last place team was Vantage West Credit Union; Ken Meinhart led this team to five wins, 10 losses. But wait until you hear this—they scored 283 runs this season; more than any other team in this league!

Friday Competitive League Charlie LaNeve led BRAKEmax to a first place finish with nine wins, five losses. Coming in a close second was Bank of the West, led by Steve Garceau, with seven wins, seven losses. Third place was a tie: Caliber Collision managed by Stu Kraft and Central Alarm, skippered by Harold Weinenger, both had five wins and eight losses on the season. Only one run separated these two teams on the season.

Friday Community League: Hardin Brothers Automotive, Inc., with John Nola manager, finished in first with 11 wins and eight losses. Coming in a close second was Discount Tire, managed by Jerry Cowart, with a record of 10 wins, eight losses. In third place, with seven wins, 12 losses, was Golf Cars of Arizona headed up by Mark Forsch.

It was a long season; we got to play with and admire the skills of our winter snowbirds. Spring season is now underway and everyone is invited to come out to our comfortable stadium to cheer on your friends and neighbors. Games start at 8:00 a.m. every weekday except Wednesday. If you have questions about playing softball please contact Ed Cussick at [email protected]