Last Updated: January 12, 2017
We are full.....
December 16, 2016 – 08:18 PM
We have the 91 paid players we need for next season's seven drafted teams. Players who pay our fees starting now will populate our Spring 2017 Waiting List in the order that the league receives their payment. Click on "Paid Players for Spring '17" (to the upper right) to see who will be included in the next draft.
But now, we need a waiting list....
January 13, 2017
As of the timestamp, we have only three paid players on the waiting list. We need an absolute minimum of double that number to be comfortable. Please recruit eligible new players, or former Warriors, for us whenever and wherever you can. Thank you.
WARRIOR'S FALL 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
November 11, 2016
What a game folks; this game was a nail biter right to the very end.
In the first inning, the Blue Topaz strings together five singles to push three runs across. In the bottom half of the inning Black Magic start out with three singles to load the bases, then their clean-up hitter Karl Burk hits a base clearing triple to tie the game, the Magic is not done yet after Mario Aguinaga hits back to the pitcher for the first out, the next two batters are walked to re-load the bases, then Don Hughes hit a Sacrifice File to right field for the second out, scoring the runner from third and advancing the runner from second. With two outs and runners on the corners the next batter flies out to right field. At the end of the first inning the score is Topaz 3 Magic 4.
In the second inning, the Topaz string together three singles to load the bases, a sacrifice fly by Dave Munson pushes the first run across to tie the game, Gabe Delgado lines out to the first baseman and the Ronnie Sanchez reaches on a fielder’s choice and is credited for pushing the second run across for the inning. The Magic come to bat in the second inning facing a new pitcher (Patrick Cox), the first two batters that Patrick faces he walked, then Randy Fillat comes to the plate with runners on first and second, he takes the first pitch for a strike and then gets caught fishing for a ball in front of the plate for a swinging strike out. Patrick then walks Jerry Hermes to load the bases with one out, Mike Murphy hits a sacrifice fly to score the runner from third and advance the runner from second. With two outs Mike Fillat flies out to right to end the inning. At the end of two innings the score is tied 5 all.
In the top of the third Dale Olsen is leading off for the Topaz and flies out to right center for the first out. Randy Cox comes to bat next and hit a smash to left center for a home run. Greg Hazelquist grounds out to the shortstop for the second out. Topaz pitcher Ed Steiner is now at bat and hit a smashing drive to straight away center for another homerun. Stewart Kocivar flies out to left center to end the top half of the inning. Magic starts out the bottom of the third with a single from Colin Stowell, Karl Burk then hits a hard grounder back to the pitcher who pivots and hit the short stop at second then relays the ball to first for a pitcher perfect double-play. Mario Aguinaga flies out to right field to end the inning. The score after three in Topaz 7 and Magic 5.
In the top of the fourth Don Salom leads off with a hard-hit ball right to the third baseman for the first out. Kevin Sutton follow Don’s lead and also hit a hard grounder to the third baseman for the second out. Patrick Cox hit a floater that was tracked down by the shortstop for the third out. Roger Shadowen leads off for the Magic in the bottom of the fourth and flies out to left center. Robert Simmons goes down looking for the second out of the inning. Don Hughes hit a single, follow by Erik Bratt going down swing to end the fourth inning. The score after four remains unchanged Topaz 7 Magic 5.
In the top of the fifth inning, Paul Scavuzzo leads off with a fly ball to right center for the first out. Vince Aquino then hits a single, Dave Munson pops up to second for the second out, Gabe Delgado walks. Ronnie Sanchez then hits a double driving in the first run since the third inning. Dale Olsen flies out to right to end the top half of the inning. Leading off for Magic in the bottom of the fifth is Cam Williams he flies out to left center for the first out. Steve Rubino and Randy Fillat are both walked and Jerry Hermes is up to bat. Jerry hit a double scoring Steve, Mike Murphy then hits a single scoring both runners. Mike Fillat reached on a fielder’s choice as Mike Murphy is cut down 5-4 at second. With two out Colin Stowell flies out to left center to end the inning. After five innings, the score is tied at 8.
In the top of the sixth inning, Randy Cox is leading off for the Topaz he hits a sharp line drive at the right fielder who miss judged the ball ending up with a triple for Randy. Greg Hazelquist is now batting and hit a sharp line drive for a double and an RBI. Ed Steiner hit a single, followed by Stewart Kocivar sacrifice fly to bring in the second run. Don Salom singled, and then Kevin Sutton doubles to drive in another run, Patrick Cox singles to load the bases with one out. Paul Scavuzzo pops up for an infield fly rule out and the second out. Vince Aquino hit a single to left center driving in the fourth run, then in what can only be called a base coaching error Kevin Sutton is picked off after rounding third on an 8-1-5 play for the third out. Karl Burk leads off for the Magic in the bottom of the sixth with a double, Mario Aguinaga hit a single, Roger Shadowen hits a line shot to the short stop for the first out. Robert Simmons hit a double and pushes across the first run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Don Hughes hits a single and is credited with and RBI, Erik Bratt hit a line shot at the third baseman for the second out. Cam Williams takes a walk and Randy Fillat flies out to end the bottom of the sixth inning. The Score after six innings is tied once again Topaz 12 Magic 12.
In the top of the seventh and open inning, Dave Munson is leading off for the Topaz, Dave hit a liner at the left centerfielder (Mike Fillat) who goes down in an effort to block the ball only to miss it allowing Dave to go all the way to third. Gabe Delgado is the next batter and hits a liner at the left centerfielder, who once again goes down in an effort to block the ball and is once again unsuccessful resulting in another standup triple. Ronnie Sanchez in now up and hits a double scoring the second run of the inning. Dale Olsen then singles and drives in the third run, Randy Cox hits a sacrifice fly to bring across the fourth run. Greg Hazelquist then hit a solo home for the fifth run, Ed Steiner hits a single and Stewart Kocivar hit a two-run homerun to score the sixth and seventh runs of the inning. Don Salom then hits a single, Kevin Sutton reaches on a fielder’s choice and Don is cut down 6-4 at second. Patrick Cox flies out to left center to end the top half of the seventh inning. Black comes to bat chasing seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jerry Hermes leads off for the Magic and hits a single. Mike Murphy hit a single and advances to second on the throw to third, in what can only be called a base running error, Jerry Hermes is cut down at third 7-5 for the first out of the inning. Mike Fillat then hit a double scoring Mike Murphy from second. Colin Stowell hit a hard shot at the short stop and is out at first 6-3. With two out and chasing six runs it is not looking good for the Magic. Karl Burk is the next batter and he hit a double scoring Mike Fillat from second, Mario Aguinaga hit a double scoring Karl Burk from second. Roger Shadowen hit a single, Robert Simmons hit a double scoring Mario, Don Hughes hits a single scoring Roger, Erik Bratt hits a single scoring Robert, Cam Williams hits a single scoring Don, and Steve Rubino hit a single scoring Erik for the eighth and winning run. Final score in Topaz 19 Magic 20.
WARRIOR FALL 2016 BRAD BETZ HONOREE
The Fall 2016 Brad Betz honoree is Dave Munson; Dave is the fifteenth recipient of the Brad Betz Memorial Award.
LINK TO WARRIOR'S FALL 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOS
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org using the existing format.
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:
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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