Last Updated: May 27, 2016
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Major upset in semi finals

May 27, 2016

(6) Brown Power 23  (1) Green Rippers 19

The Green Rippers, who had spent basically all season in first place, was eliminated from the playoffs by a determined Brown Power squad. It was a close, see-saw game from beginning to end.  

It was: 1-0 Brown. 6-0 Brown. 6-3 Brown. A 6-6 tie. 10-6 Brown. 11-10 Green. 15-11 Brown and 15-12 Brown.

In the top of the 7th, Brown Power exploded for 8 runs, taking a commanding 23-12 lead and needing only 3 outs to advance. Green Rippers showed their stuff and went out and scored 7 times, but, in the end, it was not enough, and Brown Power advances to the championship game by a score of 23-19.

(2) Yellow Slime 20  (4) Blue Bullets 11

This contest was not as close as the other one was. Blue never scored more than twice in any single inning, while Yellow scored 5 twice and 4 twice.

So, the championship match-up will be Brown Power and Yellow Slime.(The game will look like the 1984 Padres). During the regular season, these two teams split. Yellow beat Brown 19-15, while Brown came back in their second meeting, beating Yellow 17-16. Expect a tight, close and exciting contest.

 

Playoffs quarterfinals results

May 13, 2016 – 09:24 AM

First place Green Rippers 24   Eighth place Gray Goosers 7

Green scored in every inning, and, except for a single run in the first inning, all innings posted either 4 or 5 runs.

Second place Yellow Slime 18  Seventh place Red Gems 8

Red actually scored in 6 of their 7 innings, but never more than 2 runs, and it just was not enough.

Sixth place Brown Power 13  Third place Black Magic 12

In the evening's upset, a very close game from beginning to end, began with a totally scoreless first inning by both teams. After that, Brown was one run better.

Fourth place Blue Bullets 11  Fifth Place Wartime Consigliere 10

In the game of the night, with fine defense by both teams, Blue led 8-4 and 10-5. Then, suddenly, it was 10-10.

Blue scored 10 of their 11 runs in innings 2-3-4. Wartime spread their 10 runs out more evenly.

At 10-10 entering the 6th, Wartime could not score but Blue managed to push across a single run in the bottom of the 6th. 

With three outs left to them, Wartime Consigliere's top of the 7th went this way: a pop-out to the pitcher, a groundout to third, and a K via a foul ball becoming a game-ending strike three. 

 

We are full at 91 players for next season

May 22, 2016 – 06:18 PM

As of this afternoon, we are full at 91 players.To see who is "in" click under "headlines" at the upper right of this page.

Those current players who were not among the first 91 to pay for next season are nevertheless encouraged to pay now and secure a spot on our waiting list. The waiting list has started to be populated.

Remember, we will be taking off the entire month of August due to HourGlass' field closure rules. So, plan your summer vacations for August if possible.

 

Post-season playoff schedule

May 13, 2016 – 10:17 AM

QUARTER FINALS ON MAY 19TH:

Field #1 6:30pm:  1st place GREEN RIPPERS 26 vs. 8th place GRAY GOOSERS 7

Field #2 6:30pm:  2nd place YELLOW SLIME 18 vs. 7th place RED GEMS 8

Field #1 8:00pm:  3rd place BLACK MAGIC 12 vs. 6th place BROWN POWER 13

Field #2 8:00pm:  4th place BLUE BULLETS 11 vs. 5th place WARTIME CONSIGLIERE 10

 

SEMI FINALS ON MAY 26TH:

Field #2 6:30 pm:  Highest remaining seed GREEN RIPPERS 19 vs. lowest remaining seed BROWN BOMBERS 23

Field #2 8:00pm    The other two winners from the quarter finals YELLOW SLIME 11VS. BLUE BULLETS 11

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON JUNE 2ND:

Field #2 6:30pm (6) BROWN BOMBERS VS (1) YELLOW SLIME

 

CHAMPIONSHIP PARTY

Giovanni's Restaurant Clairemont Mesa & Ruffin Rd. from 8-9:30pm

 

WE WILL BE OFF ON JUNE 9TH AND START NEXT SEASON ON JUNE 16TH.

CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT PARTY INFO

April 29, 2016

We will meet at Giovanni's Restaurant, on the SW corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Road, directly across the street from the new Kaiser Hospital now under construction. We will arrive after the game, or at about 8pm for those not attending the game. We'll be over by 9:30.

The party features all-you-can-eat pizza & salad and all-you-can-drink soda & beer.

There is no charge for any Warrior player from any of our 8 teams. All players from all teams are invited and encouraged to attend.

During the party, the seasonal BRAD BETZ MEMORIAL AWARD will be presented to our league's BEST TEAMMATE.

Guests are welcome at a cost of $15 for each guest who will be eating & drinking with us. Non-consuming guests are free. Please pay this $15 (cash preferred) to Commissioner Jerry Hermes at the door.

 

WARRIOR RESOURCE GUIDE NEWS

August 26, 2015

The Warrior Resource Directory has been updated to Jan. '15 and posted on our website.  Ron Yardley is updating it for this season so, if you have a service to offer to our Warrior League, email it to him at ryardley2@gmail.com using the existing format.

 

 

Commissioner Jerry Hermes to step down on June 3, 2016

July 7, 2015

Jim Smith to fully take over June 3rd, 2016

Longtime Warriors Commissioner Jerry Hermes will be leaving his position at the end of the Spring, 2016 season, in June, 2016. At that time, Hermes will have served as league Commissioner for ten years.

Commissioner Bob Johnson will be continuing as the other league Commissioner.

On June 4th, Hermes will be replaced by longtime Warrior Jim Smith as Chief Operating Officer of the Warriors League. Hermes will continue as the league's Treasurer/CFO. Smith has retired from managing after his Aqua Men won the league championship last December and will use this season to get trained by Hermes prior to taking over as Commissioner.

Hermes returned as a player, after a 1.5-year layoff, on Feb. 4th.

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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jun 2
Semi-final playoff games6:30pmHourGlass Field #2
Championship party8:00pmGiovanni's Ruffin/Clairemont Mesa
Championship party8:00pm

For a complete calendar listing, click here!