Tag: softball

Summer Softball highlights

The Charles Company team, with manager Ron Quarantino, dominated Monday softball. Photo by Pat Tiefenbach

Pat Tiefenbach and Carol Chiarello The long hot summer is over, and the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) is excited to announce the results of our summer leagues. Before we begin let’s take a moment to learn a bit of history about “20 years” of softball teams and one guy in particular. Ron Quarantino, or…

Blue Teams and Brats dominate Labor Day Softball Tourney

Competitive game: 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; he will…

Softball crowns winter champs

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

Coach Janice Mihora offers some guidance to young Travis. 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 Saint Patrick’s Day

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 ’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 renowned Louisiana Cooker.…

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…

All play and no work at Labor Day Softball Tournament

Jonathan Green Three great softball games were played on a perfect and sunny Labor Day at the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) annual tournament, but the surprising star of the day was the amazing size of the crowd. Hundreds packed the SaddleBrooke Stadium for the games, the show, the food and drinks and the neighborhood…

Spend your Labor Day at SaddleBrooke Stadium

Out at second! Maybe a double play? Photo by Pat Tiefenbach

Jonathan Green SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) welcomes all to enjoy three games well-played (we hope!) by your athletic neighbors, holiday lunch and more at the annual SSSA Labor Day Tournament September 5 from 9:00 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m. Sunshine Experts will sponsor this event. Lunch, grilled up by the always reliable Doug Wagers…

Spring Softball season ends: champs crowned

Game 2: Steve Schneck makes the play at second base to try to get Jeff Rayner out. What did the umpire say? Photo by Cathy Purcell.

Carol Chiarello The eight-week spring softball season ended on June 27. This session featured 16 teams playing in seven leagues on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Let’s recap how the teams fared. Monday Recreation League: Jeff Rayner managed The Charles Company team to a first place finish with 6 wins and 1 loss. Stone Canyon…