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Week #12 recap: White & Green continue to lead the way

April 24, 2015

White Blitz 24   Blues Brothers 13

White Blitz held onto its percentage-points 1st place position with an easy 24-13 win over the Blues Brothers. The Brothers only scored more than two runs in one of their seven innings. White won its 8th straight. The Brothers 2-game winning streak ended. White Blitz leads the league in offense averaging 17.9 runs-per-game.

Green Envy 13  Infernos 8

Green Envy kept pace with White Blitz in beating the Infernos.Green Envy's lead was only 8-7 after 3, but Infernos went out and scored a total of 1 run in the final 4 innings. Green won its 5th in-a-row and 7th-out-of-8.  The Inferno team came into the game with a 4-game winning streak, but last week's bye week may have taken away their momentum. Green leads the league in defense, allowing only an average of 11.3 runs-per-game.

Death 22   Blue Balls 13

Death scored in every inning. Blue Balls did not. Death now holds 3rd place with their 2nd straight win and 3rd of their last 4. Blue Balls has lost 7 straight and sits in the cellar.

Brown Slime 18   Gray Hounds 11

The Gray Hounds scored a total of 3 runs in their final 4 innings and turned a very close game (9-8) into a not-so-close game. The Slime moved from a 7th place tie to a 6th place tie with these Gray Hounds, who've now dropped 4 in-a-row and 5 of their last 6.

Old Yeller had the week's bye

 

Post-season playoff schedule

June 11th: Field 2  Shortened games. No new inning starts after 55 minutes.

6:15pm     Play-in game  8th place vs 9th place

7:30pm     3rd place vs 6th place

8:45pm     4th place vs 6th place

June 11th Field 1

6:30pm     2nd place vs 7th place

8:00pm     1st place vs winner of 6:15 play-in game on Field 2.

 

June 18th Field 2

6:30pm     Highest remaining seed vs lowest remaining seed

8:00pm     The other two remaining teams

 

June 25th Field 2

6:30pm     Championship game

8:00pm     Party at Giovanni's Restaurant Clairemont Mesa & Ruffin

Important next season info

April 21, 2015

Beginning this year, Miramar College will not allow anyone to use their fields during the month of August. We have tried in vain but have been unable to secure adequate alternate venues for that month. This causes us to make some difficult decisions we have never previously been forced to make.

1. We will start the season on July 9th. Due to the Fourth of July weekend, we will not be starting on July 2nd.

2. We will play the four weeks of July. Some teams will have four games in July, Due to byes, some teams will have only three games in July.

3. The league will go dark and suspend play for August.

4. We will resume play on Sept.3rd.

5. The regular season will end on Nov. 5th.

6. Playoffs will be Nov. 12th and Nov. 19th for quarter and semi-finals.

7. After Thanksgiving, we will return to have our Championship night on Dec. 3rd.

8. We need to use this schedule to allow for possible playoff rainouts.

9. We will be forced to play an unbalanced schedule. This means that not all teams will play the same number of regular season games. Also, not every team will play every other team two times. Some teams may have two bye weeks while others have only one.

10. Fees will be adjusted down to account for fewer games and a shorter season. No pricing has been calculated yet.

We hope everyone will stay with us despite the four-week break in play. We did it this way to avoid both of two doubleheader options (Thursday doubleheaders in July or September OR an extra game on Monday or Tuesday in addition to Thursdays in July or September)

Invoices for next season will be sent out by May 1st and we need everyone to pay them ASAP so we know how many players we will have and, based upon that, how many teams we will have.

 

New Warriors Rules effective immediately

April 21, 2015

The league's management team met on April 20th and unanimously voted to implement the following, effective with this week's games:

SITTING OUT

No player shall sit out a second defensive inning in a game until every other player present has sat out one inning.  No player shall sit out a third defensive inning in a game until every other player present has sat out two innings.

DESIGNATED HITTER

All requests to be a D.H. in a game must come from the player and not from the manager to a player.

Only one player per team may D.H. in any game.

Commissisoner Jerry Hermes update

April 24, 2015

Commissioner Jerry Hermes will have to have his left shoulder operated on again. It was last operated on last October 28th.The new surgery is likely to happen in June and Hermes is hoping for a return to play next season sometime around October.

Since Hermes was forced onto the DL, his former team, Green Envy has vaulted into a virtual first place tie by winning seven out their last eight games without him.

At the time he went on the DL, Hermes was 8-for-8 with an intentional walk and several key and clutch 2-out RBI for Green Envy. Hermes has set the all-time Warriors record for seasonal highest: batting average (1.000), on-base-average (1.000), slugging average (1.111) and OPS (2.111) for any player with a minimum of nine (9) plate appearances.

Welcome back our league's great sponsor for Spring 2015

January 1, 2015

  

 

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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.

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,  Apr 30
Gray Hounds @ Blue Balls 6:30pm HourGlass Field #1
Brown Slime @ White Blitz 6:30pm HourGlass Field #2
Death @ Infernos 8:00pm HourGlass Field #1
Blues Brothers @ Old Yeller 8:00pm HourGlass Field #2

For a complete schedule listing, click here!