- We can ALWAYS use more players on the waiting list
- Please recruit for us
Who has our masks?.
August 28, 2014
At the beginning of this season, the league purchased two pitchers' masks for the use of pitchers who did not own their own mask. This is to comply with the new 2015 Senior Softball rule mandating pitchers' masks.
The two masks we bought are both M.I.A. If you unknowingly and mistakenly placed one, or both, inside your bag, please return it to us at once. No questions asked.
Combined, these masks cost us almost a hundred bucks. We have the serial numbers on file and we will be checking pitchers' masks until we find out what happened to ours.
Week #8 recap: Blue teams remain on top-Black & Gray remain at bottom
August 29, 2014
Unbeaten True Blue Slime remained that way after an 18-10 beating of Yellow Gold, whose 5-game win streak came to an end. Yellow didn't score in 4 of their 7 at bats, including both the 6th and the 7th innings. After 5 innings they had been down only 13-10. Yellow remains in 3rd place.
Second-place The Blue kept pace, only 1/2 game behind, after a 22-10 skinning of the Black Cats. This game was actually very close during the first three innings, at the end of which, Blue led Black by a single run, 11-10. Black's bats then went silent the final four innings resulting in a 22-10 loss. The Blue scored in every inning in which they batted.
Orange Crush took over 4th place by doubling-up Great White 18-9. Great White actually held an 8-2 lead after 1 1/2 innings, then never again scored. Ronnie Sanchez led the game off for Orange with a HR, later had a single, double, and a 3-run HR, for a 6 RBI night, and another Gold Glove defensive show in the OF with great catches and an OF assist getting a tagging runner at home on what otherwise would have been a routine sac fly. Instead it was a double play.
The Red Devils snapped a 2-game losing streak and beat the Green Beans 24-20 despite a valiant 6-run top of the 7th by Green. Red had been tied for 6th with Green. Red is now tied for 5th with Great White while Green drops to 7th.
Winless Gray Matters had the week's bye and hopes to get a win upon their return to play.
Schedule changed for Sept. 18th
July 30, 2014
Miramar College's women's soccer team has a home match on the field the afternoon of Sept. 18th starting at 3:00pm. What with injury time, etc., it is unknown when the referee's final whistle will blow.
The grounds crew will then need time to remove the soccer configuration and break down all the equipment. This will delay the start of our schedule that night.
For now, the 6:30 games are being re-scheduled to begin at 7:00. The 8:00 games will now begin at 8:30.
There is no guarantee that we will be able to actually start at 7:00, just a guess by them given to the league, two months prior, that a half-hour delay by us will be sufficient for them.
Sorry, guys, but that's HourGlass.
Happy August birthday to:
August 4th: Orange Crush's Paul Taylor. Age 60
August 5th: Red Devils' speedy OF Roger Shadowen. Age 53
August 6th: Orange Crush's all-around great OF Ronnie Sanchez. Age 50
August 14th: True Blue Slime's slugging SS Bob Bronson. Age 57
Great White IB Scott Brown. Age 53
August 17th: Hard hitting Orange Crush SS Erik Swanson. Age 52
August 18th: Ready to come off the disabled list when we have a need, Randy Hagen. Age 56.
August 20th: A Warriors rookie this season, Orange Crush's Jeff Crispell. Age 69
The most recent Brad Betz Award recipient, Yellow Gold 1B Rickey Hoelck, Age 61
Red Devils' dependable RF Jerry Camp. Age 55
August 26th: Green Beans C/1B Angelo Battistuz. Age 67
August 27th: The Blue's Joe Fox. Age 66
August 31st: The newest member of the Warriors (joining on 8/7/14) Gray Matters' Greg Hazelquist. Age 52
We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us if there are any.
Reiteration of our "flip flop" rule
July 11, 2014
The Warriors' League's "flip flop" rule has been on the books for many, many years. Our rule is that when the VISITING team has a lead of eight (8) runs or more after 5 1/2 innings of play, then the home team bats twice and the visitors then come up (if necessary) in the bottom of the seventh inning to finish the game.
The Warriors League does not permit side arangements between managers/umpires to contravene our rules regardless of the situation and regardless of the score. So, for example, if after 5 1/2 innings, the score is a worst-case scenario of 25-0 in favor of the home team, then that home team will indeed come to bat in the bottom of the 6th, with an opportunity to make it 30-0 if they can.
We hope this clarifies our long-standing "flip flop" rule for everyone.
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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