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Invoices for the Fall season will be sent out this month

April 9, 2018

 

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The Warriors Softball League's Fall, 2018 season, will begin on JUNE 7TH. It will be the start of our league's 26th year. We will not have any games scheduled on the Fifth of July. The first half of next season will end on July 28th. We then take our HourGlass-forced month-long (5 weeks off this year) hiatus (please go on your vacation then) and we will resume play for the second half of the regular season on Sept. 6th. We conclude our regular season on Oct. 18th. Playoffs will be on Oct. 25th and Nov. 1st, with the championship game on Nov. 8th. (All dates are subject to change.)

We are going to be keeping the fees the same for next season. Invoices for the 91 currently playing Warriors players will be emailed to the email address which we have on file for you later this month. Invoices will come from PayPal. You must pay via the link embedded in the emailed invoice. 

For the handful of you who refuse to, or cannot, pay online: send an e-mail to the league a.s.a.p. at sdwsoftball@gmail.com for specific check mailing or other instructions.

The payment deadline to guarantee a roster spot among the 91 spots will be May 10th. After that date, those on the waiting list who have paid will get placed into the draft And everybody else will get put on the draft list in the order that payment is received.

If you are a current player and do not receive a PayPal invoice by April 23rd, check your spam/junk folder, and, if still not received, contact the league immediately. 

We are looking forward to having everyone back.

 


SPRING 2018 WEEK 11 RESULTS ARE POSTED

April 15, 2018

Week Eleven of the Spring 2018 season is complete!

After ten weeks of play here are the standings; Back in Black is alone in first place with a record of 7-3.  Purple Slime and Ancient Orange are tied for second a half game back, RED-iculous is in fourth place one game back. Blue Ballers are two games back in fifth place, Mudcat Blue is three games back in sixth place, the Pit of Misery is four games back in seventh place. In eighth place is Say Hey Kids five games back.

 

Teams

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2

3

4

5

6

7

Final

RED-iculous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Purple Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

RED took advantage of a depleted Purple squad that was missing some of their key players. RED also played with only 10 players. RED hit very well putting up a 5 spot in 3 of their 6 innings and scoring a total of 23 runs. Six of their 10 players hit for an average of 750 or better. The other 4 weren't too far behind. Kudos to Jeff Callahan, Brian Leicester and Vince Aquino for batting a 1000! RED also did very well defensively, not allowing Purple to score until the 4th inning. Great pitching again by Mike Hill and Tim Ryan. A major part of that defense was Carlos Peralta who played a great game at shortstop. I am sad to say that Carlos played his last game that night as he will be moving to North Carolina. His playing ability will be missed and his friendship will be greatly missed. Safe travels my friend. RED keeps rolling!

Teams

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2

3

4

5

6

7

Final

Say Hey Kids

0

1

1

5

5

1

4

17

Mudcat Blue

5

4

2

2

5

5

X

23

Pete Mackay hit a HR and drove in 5 and Dave Branfman had a 2B and drove in 4 to lead the way for the Mudcats. I should have added that senior batsman (age 68) Dooger Morelli had a triple and a homer without the assistance of his Miken.  Dooger deserves a mention.

Say Hey Kids got out of the gate barely at a trot while Muscat Blue was in full gallop to take an 11-2 lead after three innings. That start proved insurmountable as the Kids 15 runs tallied over the last four innings were not enough.  While the Muscat Blue big sluggers hit well without slugging they got plenty of offense led by a home run slugged down the first base line from Peter McKay while Doug Morellis slashed a triple and home run down the left field line. Kirk Riley was sturdy on defense from the pitching position. For the Say Hey Kids Michael Drop scored four times and went 4 for 5 with 2 singles, a double and triple. Doug Skaggs extended his on-base streak to fifteen at-bats. We all remember how Jerry Hermes always made the write-ups every week and it seems that even when he isn’t writing them he makes the story as he returns to old exciting form with four hits including a triple blasted over the left fielder. Unfortunately, his enthusiasm got the better of him on the base paths when he tried to score from third on ball hit to the pitcher and then in the seventh inning as he was thrown out at second trying to stretch a single to end the game. Keep pounding Jerry! Finally, a note wishing Field #1 Umpire Ron Rowan good health as he left the game around the 5th inning due to dizziness. John Spadea finished the umpire duties in this game and the 8 PM game.

Teams

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2

3

4

5

6

7

Final

Blue Ballers

5

0

3

2

0

1

0

11

Ancient Orange

0

0

0

3

2

5

2

12

This was a game of two tales. Blue Ballers started off on all cylinders with a 5 spot in the 1st and held Orange scoreless. Both teams went cold in the 2nd, not scoring. Blue then put up a 3 spot and Orange kept up their scoreless streak, 8 to 0 Ballers after 3. Top of 4 the Ballers added 2 to temporarily going up 10 to zip but Orange finally woke up with 3 runs in the bottom of 4, 10 to 3 Ballers after 4. The Ballers then went cold scoring none while Orange inch closer with 2 in the 5th. Blue mustered only 1 run in the 6th and Orange plated their one and only 5 spot, 11 to 10 Blue after 6. Ballers stayed cold and Orange had their chance in the bottom of the 7th still trailing by 1. Orange led off with single but the next two batters went FC, F-7. With a man on 1st and two outs Orange mustered another hit putting runners on 1st and 3rd. With Steve Muckley running for Ray Short on 1st, Mike Fernandez hit a hard grounder past Blue's 3rd baseman to plate the tying run and Steve taking 3rd base with some aggressive base running. Runners on 1st and the winning run on 3rd still with 2 outs.  Ben Maloney comes up and takes a strike and fouls of another. With two strikes and two outs, game on the line, Ben strokes a soft liner up the middle to score the winning run. Ballers 11, Ancients 12.

Teams

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2

3

4

5

6

7

Final

Pit of Misery

5

0

0

0

1

5

2

13

Back in Black

1

4

5

5

1

5

X

21

The pit of Misery came out hitting seeds, scoring 5 in the top of the first.  Black started out, out and only managed one in the first.  The next three innings were pretty miserable for the visiting team as they failed to score a single run.  Meanwhile, Black was lighting up the scoreboard, scoring 4, 5, 5.  After 4 the score was 15 to 5 Black.  Each team scored 1 in the 5th and 5 in the 6th.  Going to open inning, Black maintained their 10-run lead and Misery could only manage 2 to end the game 21-13.  Black played some good defense, led by Dale Olson finding everything he put his glove out for.  Dave Hunt also made some great plays at first.

 


WARRIORS RESOURCE GUIDE HAS BEEN UPDATE

April 15, 2018

Ron Yardley has completed the updated.


Once again, we need waiting list players

March 22, 2018 – 10:00 AM

As of the time of this posting, we are now down to THREE ready-to-go players on the waiting list. With six more weeks of regular season play remaining, it is crucial that we get more players onto that list. Please contact anyone who you think might have an interest in joining our league.  

Thanks from your league's leadership.

 


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
Apr 19
PURPLE SLIME @ THE PIT OF MISERY
6:30pm
RED-ICULOUS @ SAY HEY KIDS
6:30pm
BACK IN BLACK @ BLUE BALLERS
8:00pm
ANCIENT ORANGE @ MUDCAT BLUE
8:00pm
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