We are in Warriors season #51

Twenty-five full years of play completed. We now start year #26.  

  • We really do need to have
  • several more players
  • on the waiting list.
  • We have a few but not nearly enough
  • Please refer some additional players for us.
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WEEK ONE FALL 2018 RESULTS

June 18, 2018

Week One of the Warrior’s Fall 2018 is complete!

After the first week of play here are the standings; there is a four-way tie for first between: Mudcat Blue, Yellow Snow, Back to Black Champs and Purple Power, there is four-way tie for fifth please as well between; Pandora’s Box, Red Slime, Agent Orange, and Grip Reapers.  

 

Teams

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Final

Red Slime

2

3

5

2

0

5

1

18

Purple Power

0

1

0

4

5

5

4

19

After taking a 10-1 lead after three innings and 12-5 after four, Red Slime bats cooled off and managed only 6 more runs the last three innings while Purple Power caught fire and scored 14 the rest of the way, finally prevailing by one run, 19-18.  Big hitters for the Slimers were Dave Lazott, Tracy McAtee, Gary Kirshen, John Boville, Vince Aquino, and Mike Hill, who hit a combined .808, going 21 for 26.

Key players for the purple comeback were Ira Abrams, who went 4-4 and Kelly Wheeler, who had the clutch game winning hit to left field. Manny Miranda and Jim Smith turned in good pitching performances for Purple too. Quite a game to start the new season!

Teams

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Final

Grim Reapers

1

2

4

0

0

0

4

11

Back to Black

5

5

2

5

5

2

x

24

Back to Black Champs came out firing on all cylinders after holding Teal to one in the top of the first they 7 hits in their first 9 batters to put up 5. Teal had two in and bases loaded in the second with nobody out when Randy Hagan turned a 5-2 double play to quash the threat.  Black put another 5 up in bottom of 2 for a 10-3 lead early.  Teal scored 4 in the top of 3 and looked to make a game of it holding Black to only 2 in the bottom.  But over the next three innings Teal did not score a run while Black put up 12.  Teal managed 4 in the top of the open inning for a final score of 24-11.

Teams

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Final

Agent Orange

2

0

5

0

0

1

0

8

Mudcat Blue

4

0

4

4

2

5

X

19

Mudcat Blue played an outstanding defensive game, with pitcher Rob Dunn snaring four-line drive outs on the mound, and first baseman Scott Abell snagging three more-line drive outs at first.  Clint Logsdon, Donnie Young and Ed Sullivan each hit a home run as we beat Ancient Orange 19 to 8. 

Orange started the scoring with 2 in the 1st and Blue answered with 4. The 2nd inning brought goose eggs for both teams. In the 3rd both teams woke back up with Orange maxing out with 5 and Blue answering with 4. 8 to 7 Blue after 3. From there on it was all Blue. Blue shut down Orange with good defense, with Orange hitting the ball fairly well but a lot were atom balls. Orange scored only 1 run in the last 4 innings.  Blue in the meantime, aided by Orange's sloppy defense and some big blast from Blue, scored 11 runs in 3 innings and did not need to bottom of 7. Final score Blue 19, Orange 8. 

Teams

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Final

Yellow Snow

1

5

3

0

4

5

X

18

Pandora’s Box

1

0

0

1

4

1

1

8

Yellow wins ... they beat a depleted and injured Pandora's Box. Pandora's Box was missing 4 players and Gabe Delgado was playing injured, I think he broke a finger nail, so that meant a squad of 9 players.

The game started off very slow and equal as both teams only managed a single run in the 1st inning. In fact, Pandora's Bats, just like her box, were cold all night, managing 8 runs for the night and half of those came in the 5th inning. Pandora's Box had the potential to score a lot in the 4th inning when they had bases loaded and no outs. A double play quickly killed that potential and they only managed 1 run that inning.

Yellow was hitting well, by taking advantage of the 3 man outfield and exceptionally long placed outfield cones. Yellow was missing their 2-star players: Paul Scavuzzo and Tony Handal or the scoring would have been much higher. However, Michael Drop and Paul Deverman did go 4 for 4 and Mark Waters, Dan Higgins and Art Shurtleff went 3 for 4. Yellow also did well defensively taking care of those 'routine' plays.

Despite a Jerry Hermes home run and Ben Maloney going a solid four for four Pandora’s Box could not overcome playing one guy short, an offensive night at the plate by Yellow Snow and guys subbing in positions due to the lineup shortfalls…..(Coach Rich McLaughlin played his first game ever in Warriors league at second base)……….and kudos to Gabe Delgado for playing with a surgically repaired finger three weeks before medical clearance.


WARRIORS RESOURCE GUIDE HAS BEEN UPDATED

April 15, 2018

Ron Yardley has completed the update.


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 former 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 age 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.
This Week's Schedule
Jun 21
GRIM REAPERS @ RED SLIME
6:30pm
MUDCAT BLUE @ PURPLE POWER
6:30pm
BACK TO BLACK CHAMPS @ PANDORAS BOX
8:00pm
AGENT ORANGE @ YELLOW SNOW
8:00pm
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