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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…

Winter season is HOT at the Softball Field

The 2016 Winter Season Monday Recreation League Champion, Coyote Golf Cars. Back row: Dave Good, Ken Schuttler, John Vosper, Steve Schneck, Carol Chiarello and Denise Norgard; front row: Jack Graef, Fran Weinberg, Jonathan Green, Greg Morgan, Dennis Purcell and Jerry Wilkerson. Photo by Pat Tiefenbach

Carol Chiarello The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) concluded its winter season on April 22. This was a busy season filled with more than 150 players on 22 teams, in seven leagues, playing four days each week. Nearly 6,400 runs were scored by your friends and neighbors. Let’s recap: Monday Recreation League: Jonathan Green led…

Rookie Camp and other action at the Softball Field

2016 SSSA Board, back row: Jack Graef, Steve Garceau, Debbie Seguin and Mark Foster; front row: Ken Crossman, Stu Kraft and Charlie LaNeve. Photo by Pat Tiefenbach

Carol Chiarello The 2016 Board of Directors for SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) is busy planning several activities: ROOKIE CAMP: Ongoing every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. at the softball field. ROOKIE AND SKILLS CAMP: This is for players returning to softball after a long layoff (can you say 20 or 30 years?),…