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November 17, 2017

Orange is the new Black won this seasons championship game without the presence of the team Coach Mike Fillat, so in order to celebrate their season the team gathered for a celebratory dinner.


Billing for next season

November 16, 2017 – 01:40 PM

Invoices for next season (which starts play on Feb. 1st) have been sent to all players who ended the season on a team. Those players will have until Dec. 24th to make payment to be assured of being included in the draft.  If you should have received an invoice and did not receive an invoice, contact the league at once at

To check-out who has paid and is in the draft, click on the link under "Headlines" (at the top right of this page).  As of this article's date/time stamp, we are already 25% complete towards an 8-tean league. Thank you to everyone who paid promptly.

If any of our 91 available spots remain unfilled on Dec. 25th, we will then open it up to anyone (returning player or new player) who makes payment.

As of this posting’s datestamp, we've got eight (count 'em.....8) paid-up, new players, sitting on our pre-draft waiting list, waiting for a potential draft opening on Dec. 25th. That number does not include those returning Warriors who did not play this past season but are also on the list.

If you prefer not to pay online follow these instructions:

1. Make check payable to WARRIORS SOFTBALL. Do not make it payable to "SD Warriors" or anything other than WARRIORS SOFTBALL

2. Mail it addressing your envelope as follows:

Jerry Hermes

PO Box 19520

San Diego CA 92159-0520

Do not write the words "Warriors" or "Softball" anywhere on the envelope.

Caution: Online payments are recorded and credited immediately. Mailed payments can be delayed or lost or placed into someone else's PO Box. (It happens!) The league isn't responsible for delayed mailed payments. If you want to pay in cash, email the league and we will make arrangements for this.

Guys: If you ended the season on a team, and wish to be included in the next draft, please pay promptly from within the PayPal invoice. 

Thank you.


Calling all former Warriors who'd like to return

November 10, 2017

If you've played in our league previously, but not during the just concluded Fall 2017 season, or you had to drop out during the just concluded season, and you'd like a chance to play with us again next season, send the league an email stating so, and we will immediately send you an invoice.  Send your emails to

We hope to have as many as possible of you back with us in February.



November 4, 2017

WARRIORS FALL 2017 CHAMPIONS: Orange Is the New Black.

The Warriors Fall 2017 Season ends with the number 1 and number 2 seeds in the championship game. The Nerves of Teal that had an amazing season finishing up 13-1-0 verses Orange is the new Black who finished in second place with a record of 9-5.

Orange were the visitors in the game and the leadoff batter Steve Muckley hits single to short right, Chris Hughes is up and hits a routine ground ball to the second to force Steve at second, the third batter Karl Burk who singles and advances Chris, Next up is Mike Fernandez who singles and scores Chris and advances Karl. Next up is Gary Kirshin who flies out to right center for the second out, Michael Loomis is up and grounds out to third for the final out of the inning.

Teals leadoff batter Carlos Peralta doubles to lead off the inning, Steward Kocivar pops up to the first baseman for the first out, Art Shurtleff hits a single scoring Carlos and tying the game. Next up is Manny Miranda he hits a line shot into left field splitting the gap for a homerun. Steve Tripe is up next and he hits a line shot at the opposing pitchers ankles which is miraculously caught by Dave Hunt for the second out, Scott Johnston files out to right center for the final out of the inning.

Score Orange 1 Teal 3

Don Hughes leads off the top of the second with a fly out to left field, Erik Bratt then singles, Alan Watson grounds to the shortstop forcing Erik at second for the second out. Randy Fillat then singles advancing Alan to third, Dave hunt walks and then Paul Scavuzzo singles driving in Alan from third. Steve Muckley then singles driving in Randy, Chris Hughes flies out to left field for the third out.

Vince Aquino leads off the bottom of the second with a single, Mark Dushkin flies out to right center for the first out, Coach Sergio Vargas singles advancing Vince’s runner to third. Mark Meredith hits a scorching line shot back at Dave hunt for the second out. Gabe Delgado is now up and hit a single scoring 2 runs, Carlos Peralta then also hits a single scoring 2 more runs. Art Shurtleff and Manny Miranda are both intentionally walked to load the bases for Steve Tripe, unfortunately Steve pops up to the second baseman for the final out.

Score Orange 3 Teal 7

Karl Burk leads off the top of the third with a towering homerun to left field, Mike Fernandes then hits a single, Gary Kirshin pops up to the second baseman for the first out. Michael Loomis singles, Don Hughes singles driving in Mike, Erik Bratt singles driving in Michael, Alan Watson singles Randy Fillat hit into an inning ending double play 5-6, 6-3.

Scott Johnston leads off the bottom of the third grounding out to the shortstop, Vince Aquino draws a walk, Mark Dushkin hits a single, Sergio Vargas flies out toe right for the second out and Mark Meredith grounds back to the pitcher who throws to the shortstop who is covering second for the force.  

Score Orange 6 Teal 7

Leading off the top of the fourth is Dave hunt who singles, Paul Scavuzzo then ground back to the pitcher who throws to second for the first out, the shortstop throws to first for the double play. Next up is Steve Muckley who hit a line shot at the first baseman for the final out of the inning.

Gabe Delgado leads off the bottom of the fourth with a single, Carlos Peralta then singles, Stewart Kocivar draws a walk to load the bases, Art Shurleff grounds to second for a force on Stewart for the first out, and Gabe scores form third. Manny Miranda then doubles scoring Carlos and Art. Steve Tripe hit a grounder in what should have been the gap but the shortstop reaches the ball but makes an errant throw allowing Steve to reach and Manny to score. Scott Johnston flies out to right for the second out, Vince Aquino reaches on a fielder’s choice hit to the third basemen, who throws Steve out a second for the third out.

Score Orange 6 Teal 11

Chris Hughes lead off the top of the fifth with a single, Karl Burk hit a long fly ball to left center for the first out, Mike Fernandes singles, Gary Kirshin hits a grounder to the third baseman who tags third for the second out and throws to first for the double play.

Mark Dushkin leads off the bottom of the fifth by drawing a walk, Sergio Vargas then flies out to right center for the first out, Mark Meredith singles advancing Mark D. to third. Gabe Delgado pops up to the first baseman for the second out. Carlos Peralta flies out to left center for the final out.

Score Orange 6 Teal 11

Michael Loomis leads off the top of the sixth with a triple, Don Hughes singles driving Michael in. Erik Bratt then singles, Alan Watson is out on and In-Field-Fly handled by the pitcher. Randy Fillat hit a double to the gap in left center to score Don form second. Dave Hunt grounds out to the pitcher, and Paul Scavuzzo ground out to third for the final out.  

Stewart Kocivar leads off the bottom of the sixth with a fly out to right center, Art Shurtleff singles, Manny Miranda flies out to right center and Art advances to second, Steve Tripe grounds out to the pitcher for the final out of the inning.

Score Orange 8 Teal 11

Steve Muckley leads off the open inning with a single, Chris Hughes singles, Karl Burk hits a double scoring Steve from second, Mike Fernandez singles scoring Chris form third. Gary Kirshin is up nest and hit a triple scoring 2 more runs, Michael Loomis hit a Sacrifice Fly and Gary scores form third.  Don Hughes ground out to the shortstop for the second out, Erik Bratt grounds out to third for the final out. Orange takes their first lead of the evening.

Chasing two runs in the bottom of the seventh Teal in the middle of the line-up. Scott Johnston leads off with a single, Vince Aquino hits into a double play 4-6, 6-3. Mark Dushkin hit a shout back to the shortstop which should end the game but an errant throw keeps hope alive. Sergio Vargas draws a walk, Mark Meredith hit a single loading the bases. Gabe Delgado is up bottom of the seventh two out bases load chasing two runs, he this the first pitch foul down the first base line, he watches the second pitch and it land on the plate strike three batter is out game is over.

Score Orange 13 Teal 11

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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.

We are proud to welcome our league's new sponsor

June 3, 2016

The Warriors League is proud to announce that beginning today our league will be sponsored by our friends at GIOVANNI'S RESTAURANT. Scroll to the bottom of this page for their location info.

Over the years we have always enjoyed Giovanni's food at our parties, and now, we will enjoy their support and sponsorship of our league's activities.

We urge all of our players to show our gratitude to Giovanni's by visiting Giovanni's when they feel like eating some really tasty and excellent Italian food.



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.