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Playoff semi-final recap
November 21, 2014
Fourth place Yellow Gold eliminated second place The Blue 15-12. Yellow scored in every inning and The Blue could not score at all in the bottom of the seventh. They went scoreless two of their final four innings.
First place True Blue Slime trailed sixth place Great White 8-3 after two innings. Great White's bats then went silent, scoring only four more runs in the next five innings, while allowing True Blue Slime to score seventeen times. The final score was 20-12.
The championship will be between True Blue Slime and Yellow Gold on Dec. 4th.
Playoff Week #1 Recap: The upset of the century (almost)
November 14, 2014
The never-give-up 8th place (2-13-1) Green Beans, piloted by manager Rod Forkas, almost pulled off the Warriors upset of the century in their quarter-finals, against the 1st place (15-1-0) True Blue Slime, helmed by Ron Yardley. The Beans scored five in the top of the first, and held the lead most of the way. After six innings they led the 1st place team 24-21. In the top of the 7th, Green Beans scored six times to take a commanding nine run lead to the bottom of the 7th, 30-21. But True Blue Slime didn't get to be 15-1 by accident, and they kept hammering away until they'd scored nine times to tie the game at 30. With the go-ahead winning run in scoring position with two out, the Green Beans made several defensive changes, moving Rich La Flamme from 2B to C, moving Randy Fillat from C to P, and moving Rod Forkas from P to 2B. The winning run scored on a little blooper, that new 2B Forkas got a glove on while back-pedalling and falling backwards, but he failed to catch it, and the ballgame was over with True Blue Slime scoring ten times and winning 31-30.
The Green Beans won the right to play in this game after dominating Gray Matters in the 8th-place-vs-9th-place play-in game. They led Gray 18-3 when Gray scored 4 in the top of the 7th and the game ended 18-7.
Second place The Blue (12-3-1), who had a very fine season, continued that way, neutering the Black Cats 19-11.
Yellow Gold stuck a pitchfork into the heavily depleted Red Devils and beat them 19-12. The Devils were without their 3-4-5-6 hitters and had only 9 players (3 outfielders).
And in the only upset of the night, 6th place Great White dominated an also-depleted (9 players/3 outfielder) 3rd place Orange Crush squad 24-13. It had been very close at 14-12 after six, but Great White exploded for ten runs in the top of the 7th and took a commanding 24-12 lead. Orange answered with one run
It was a great and very exciting night of softball, with lots of unexpected things occurring, and that's why we love the game and that's why we love this league.
November 13th results:
Play-in game. 8th place Green Beans 18 vs 9th place Gray Matters 7
3rd place Orange Crush 13 vs 6th place Great White 24
4th place Yellow Gold 19 vs 5th place Red Devils 12
2nd place The Blue 19 vs 7th place Black Cats 11
1st place True Blue Slime 31 vs winner of play-in game Green Beans 30
November 20th results:
Highest remaining seed True Blue Slime 20 vs lowest remaining seed Great White 12. These two teams split their games in the regular season, with True Blue Slime winning 20-16, and then Great White inflicted the only loss True Blue Slime suffered this season, 11-9. Combined scores for the two games: TBS 29 GW 27.
The other two teams surviving after week #1 The Blue 12 vs Yellow Gold 15. These two teams also split their two regular season games. The Blue winning 18-14 and Yellow Gold winning 14-11. Combined scores for the two games: TB 29 YG 28
6:30pm Championship game
8:00pm Post-game party at Giovanni's Restaurant
Invoices for Spring 2015 fees have been sent
November 18, 2014
Fees for the Spring, 2015 season are staying exactly the same as they are this season. All players currently on an active roster have now received the invoice by e-mail. Please pay via the payment link in the e-mail via PayPal. You can pay via PayPal using any credit or debit card, Visa, MC, AmEx or Discover. You can, of course, also pay from a PayPal account if you have one.
If you did not receive an e-mailed invoice on November 4th, please contact the league at email@example.com.
If you know that you will NOT be re-joining us for next season, please say something and let us know as soon as you make that decision. Drop an e-mail to the league at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
YOU CANNOT PAY RENEWAL FEES AT THIS WEBSITE. THIS WEBSITE IS SET-UP TO ACCEPT ONLY NEW PLAYER'S FEES. CURRENT PLAYERS MUST PAY FROM THE E-MAILED INVOICE ONLY.
If anyone is having financial difficulties paying the fee, please contact the league and we will handle that matter confidentially.
Finally, the 104 players who are currently playing in our league have first priority for a guaranteed spot next season provided they pay by November 30th. On December 1st, we start guaranteeing spots to players who are not among the season's ending 104. This includes brand new players, returning Warriors, and guys currently on the DL.
AS OF 11AM ON 11/18/14 WE ARE 40% FULL. WE HAVE 42 OF THE 104 WE NEED FOR NINE TEAMS OF 13 PLAYERS. THE DEADLINE FOR THE GUARANTEE PERIOD (FOR PLAYERS WHO WERE ON AN ACTIVE ROSTER ON 11/6/14) IS NOVEMBER 30TH OR 12 DAYS FROM THE DATE THIS IS WRITTEN.
To make sure you are among the first 104, please pay the invoice we send to you promptly. Thank you.
We welcome back our league's great sponsor for Fall 2014
July 1, 2014
The "use any bat they want" players
The following players either are 69 years of age now or will become 69 years of age sometime during 2014. As such, we allow these players to use any softball bat of their choosing in the Fall, 2014 season.
Bob Allen, Jeff Crispell, Tony Devine, Jim Felfoldi, Oran Houck, Jaime Rios & John Spadea.
Basepath safety issues
October 19, 2012
Our league would like to reiterate our rules regarding player safety on the basepaths. If everyone always followed these three simple rules we would have fewer basepath safety issues:
1. When running to first base, if a play is potentially going to be made on you (you hit a ground ball) you MUST run to the base that sits in FOUL territory while the first baseman uses the bag that sits in FAIR territory.
If you run to the wrong bag when a throw to first base is coming, you will be called OUT even if you beat the throw or even if the first baseman doesn't catch the throw. This rule has been listed in our rules for years. Our rules are available at the left on the Main Menu.
2. When running from first base towards second base, all base runners MUST slide or avoid the second baseman or the shortstop covering the bag. We do not want player-to-player contact. Unavoidable contact during a clean slide is just a part of the game with which we have to live. Making contact with an infielder's upper torso while coming in standing up (contact with your shoulder, elbow, hip or knee) is entirely another story. Please slide into the bag or peel away.
3. When running from first base, if you are put out at second while you are still far away from the second base bag, GET OUT OF THE WAY and do not block the defensive player's throwing lane. You could get drilled unless the defensive player voluntarily opts to alter his throw so as to avoid your forehead.
As our Commissioner Bob Johnson put it, if a player cannot go to work on Friday, because of something like this that happened with us on Thursday, then it was not a good night.
Top Fourteen Things To Know About the Warriors Softball League
1. Our primary reason for existence is to have fun in a safe way and build male friendships.
2. To accomplish that we only allow the use of league-furnished, ASA approved bats, in 26oz, 27oz, 28oz and 29oz weights. Any other bat, other than those provided by the league, is prohibited, except for players 69 years of age, or players turning 69 that year. These players may use any bat of their choosing.. Currently we use the Mizuno "Craze" and the Mizuno "Frenzy" composite bats.
3. We use a 375/.44 polyurethane-core softball.
4. We re-draft teams each season, so players are not with the same teammates each and every season. Eventually, everyone plays with (and against) everybody else.
5. We have "AAA"-type tournament-quality players, and we have "A"-type recreational-quality players, and everything in between.
6. We have 45-year-old players and we have 70-year-players and every age in between.
7. We have a true draft, but even though we do not make promises or issue guarantees, we bend over backwards to make every effort to try to make special accommodations to players who need to be on the same team for whatever reason (siblings, carpool together from afar, etc.)
8. We allow the use of courtesy runners once a batter reaches first base.
9. Outfielders must station themselves behind an arc of orange cones until a ball is struck by a batter. If a batted ball touches the outfield grass, the batter can do no worse than a single and does not need to run/walk/crawl/get to first base. Batters may not be put out at first base on a throw from any outfielder.
10. We hire our own real paid umpires.
11. Every team participates in the first round of the post-season playoffs.
12. Every player receives a new shirt each season and it's theirs to keep forever. We do not issue faded, shrunken, ill-fitting hand-me-down shirts to our players.
13. The league hosts all players, from all teams, to a pizza party immediately after conclusion of each season's championship game, at no charge to the players. At the party, usually attended by 60-70 players, the Brad Betz Memorial Award is presented to the league's "best teammate". For information on this award, click on the Brad Betz tab on the left side of this homepage near the top.
14. All games have not only a fully-stocked first aid kit on site, but also a cardiac defibrillator at each backstop. Most league players have been trained on how to use it.
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San Diego Warriors 45-and-over Men's Senior Softball League
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