Tag: SaddleBrooke Senior Softball

First-Ever Senior Softball Playoffs Set for Week of April 18

Terry Hurley SaddleBrooke Senior Softball will hold its first-ever playoffs at the community’s ball field starting Monday, April 18. Twenty-seven teams in all nine winter leagues will play in a single-elimination tournament throughout the week. Most players compete on more than one team. Regular season standings determine the seeding and byes where necessary. Two championship…

St. Patrick’s Day Softball Tournament Set for March 19

Terry Hurley The annual SaddleBrooke Senior Softball St. Patrick’s Day Tournament is set for Saturday, March 19, at the community’s jewel of a ball field. The tournament features lads and lassies who play in the league’s current winter season. Four games are planned, starting at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a first-ever home run…

Talking Softball with Mr. Softball

Mr. Softball is a longtime supporter of the game here at SaddleBrooke. He was kind enough to spend a few minutes with us to answer some questions about SaddleBrooke Senior Softball. This interview was condensed and edited for clarity. How is softball going at SaddleBrooke? It’s better than ever. We’re in our 17th season and…

Labor Day Softball Tournament Brings Community Together

Tony Soprano gave a lot of advice back in the day, some of it even wise, like this one to his kids: “If you’re lucky, you’ll remember the little moments like this, that were good.” The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball annual Labor Day tournament might have been one of those moments the Jersey Street Boss had in…

Labor Day Softball Tournament

Terry Hurley The annual SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Labor Day Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 4 at the community’s jewel of a ball field. The tournament features men and women who play in the league’s current summer season. Three games are planned at 8, 9:30, and 11:30 a.m. Free hot dogs, bratwurst, chips, cookies, soda,…

Softball Umpires Call ‘Em As They See ‘Em

Base umpire Dennis Marchand is in position to make a call at a recent SaddleBrooke Senior Softball game.

Terry Hurley “I’ve never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.”—Leo Durocher, former professional baseball manager It’s not easy being an umpire. Ball, strike. Safe, out. Fair, foul. There are a lot of split-second decisions to be made that can determine the outcome of a softball game at SaddleBrooke. Yes, it’s senior softball…

Softball Clinic Covers All the Bases

Skills Clinic Commissioner Peter Romeo watches Wayne Stafford practice his swing off the batting tee.

Terry Hurley Michael Schumacher is not an experienced softball player but it didn’t stop him from signing up to play in the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Sidewinder League this winter. He’s new to the sport, last year was the first time he ever played, but figured he had nothing to lose. “I still have a long…

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…