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Week #12 Recap: True Blue Slime & Yellow Gold come-from-behind

September 28, 2014

First place True Blue Slime was looking at its second loss of the season from Orange Crush who'd won 4-in-a-row and were smelling #5. Down 10-8 going to the bottom of the 7th, True Blue showed why they're in 1st place by scoring three times to walk off with an 11-10 win.

Second place Yellow Gold kept pace with an even bigger comeback.The lowly Green Beans held a 16-8 lead after 4 innings. The Beans were looking for their first win since Aug. 14th while Yellow was looking at their first loss in three weeks. The final three innings were as one-sided as could be. Yellow outscored Green 13-2, including eight (8) runs in the top of the 7th to put it away, with the final score of 21-18.

Third place The Blue win its 1st game in their last 4 by overcoming Great White 14-12. The game was tied at 8 after 5 innings. Great White went scoreless in the 6th & 7th. They had the tying runs at 1st and 2nd with 2 out in the 7th but could not score either.

The Black Cats erupted and took a 22-6 lead over the winless Gray Matters. The 5 runs Gray scored in the top of the 7th got Gray into double digits in runs, but was not nearly enough as Black beat Gray 22-11. Gray is still looking for win #1. For Black Donnie Younf was 5-for-5 with 5 RBI, Doug Morelli was 4-for-5 with a HR and 5 RBI, and new dad Dave Sullivan went 4-for-4.

The Red Devils, on their bye week, wrested sole possession of 5th place away from their tie with Great White.



Waiting list in trouble again

September 28, 2014


As of this morning, we have zero players available and physically ready to play right now. We've gone through the list this season like a teenager with an iTunes gift card.

We need more players and we need them right now.  Jerry Hermes is having shoulder surgery on Oct. 28 and Richard Pratt is having shoulder surgery on Oct. 30. And that's the ones about which we know.

Please help us find new players.

Happy September birthday to:

Sept. 4th:   Red Devils' Gary Forehand. Age 49

                       The Blue manager Rich McLaughlin. Age 52

Sept. 5th:    Orange Crush IF Tom Bright. Age 58

Sept. 8th:    Green Beans OF Paul Devermann. Age 59

Sept. 12th:  Yellow Gold OF Tony Poulin. Age 49

Sept. 13th:  Green Beans 2B/P Rich LaFlamme. Age 64
                        True Blue Slime manager Ron Yardley. Age 68

Sept. 16th:  DL'd Gray Matters 3B Joe Isom. Age 65

Sept. 18th:  New Warrior, Gray Matters' Ben Crehore. Age 55

Sept. 20th:  Great White OF Alan Watson. Age 64

Sept. 25th:  Great White manager Jim Cannon. Age 66                       

We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us if there are any.

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.

This Week's Schedule

Thursday,  Oct 2
Gray Matters @ The Blue 6:30pm HourGlass Field #1
Black Cats @ Orange Crush 6:30pm HourGlass Field #2
Great White @ Yellow Gold 8:00pm HourGlass Field #1
True Blue Slime @ Red Devils 8:00pm HourGlass Field #2

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

Upcoming Events

Thursday,  Nov 6
Regular season ends
Thursday,  Nov 13
Playoff quarter-finals 6:15pm
Thursday,  Nov 20
Playoff semi-finals 6:30pm HourGlass Field #2
Thursday,  Nov 27
Thursday,  Dec 4
Warriors Championship Game 6:30pm HourGlass Field #2
Post-championship party 8:00pm Giovanni's Restaurant

For a complete calendar listing, click here!

San Diego Warriors 45-and-over Men's Senior Softball League

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