Tag: softball

Saddlebrooke Senior Softball: how it began

Many in our association credit SaddleBrooke resident Vic Garcia as the individual who kick-started the SSSA in 1996 when he formed a softball team, The SaddleBrooke Blues, to play in the Senior Softball League in Tucson. Those games were played at the Craycroft and 22nd Street softball field and consisted of teams from Sierra Vista,…

Fall softball champions revealed

Carol Chiarelllo The fall softball season ended in mid-December. We had 22 teams playing in seven different leagues. Check out the results: Monday Community We had six teams and three finished in first place with identical records of 5 wins and 3 losses. Granite Restoration, managed by Steve Schneck, Kerry Blount-Long Realty with Jim Smith…

Summer softball sizzled

Mark Hojnacki The summer softball season ended on September 24 at the SaddleBrooke complex with four clear pennant winners and one deadlock in the Friday Competitive League. You see here in the Brooke, we play four seasons throughout the year for the enjoyment of still being able to compete. Pennant winners each season get bragging…

Mark your calendar for Veterans Day softball tournament

Mark Hojnacki Mark your calendars now! SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) would like to invite all of you fans to come out on observed Veterans Day (Monday, November 12) to enjoy a brat or hot dog and watch one or all of the three or four games taking place that morning at the SSSA complex…

Labor Day Softball Tournament a big hit

Mark Hojnacki Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s high-lighted another successful SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Labor Day Tournament. A crowd of nearly 300 SaddleBrooke residents and visitors were treated to three well-played games, enjoying hot dogs, brats and other refreshments provided by our sponsor, Hardin Brothers Automotive. The opening Competitive Game pitted the visiting DS…

Softball announces Spring winning teams

Carol Chiarello SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association recently ended a short but sweet spring season. The statistics were compiled and here are the results: Monday Recreation Vantage West Credit Union, managed by Janice Mihora, ran all over the Shelves That Slide team all season long, winning seven out of eight games and outscoring them by 70 runs…

Memorial Day Softball Tournament – A day of remembrance

Mark Hojnacki SaddleBrooke Senior Softball paid tribute to one of its brightest stars on Memorial Day 2018. Richie Adams passed away last September and our entire softball community lost a great friend and teammate. Richie’s wife, Ethel, was present for the tribute delivered by friend and past SSSA President Ed Cussick. We are all grateful…

Why we play softball here in SaddleBrooke

Mark Hojnacki There is no doubt that many senior citizens live very active lives here in our community. Entering the golden years and beyond, seniors have consistently proven that retirement is not a static experience but one in which they can continue to enrich themselves in various ways. Many men and women use their free…

St. Patrick smiles on SaddleBrooke

  Mark Hojnacki Sunny skies and light winds made it a perfect day for softball for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Tournament. Game one pitted the visiting Home Team Pest Defense against Lexus of Tucson in a Community/Coyote League clash. Both teams matched each other the first two innings 8 to 8, but Lexus scored…

Senior Softball Winter League update

  Mark Hojnacki Approaching the mid-season mark of the Winter League season, stellar hitting dominates all seven leagues in SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association. The season ends the last week of April when we say good-bye to our snowbird players returning to their summer homes. Sign-ups for spring season will be in early April. In the…