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Week #15 Recap:Gray Matters wins!!! True Blue Slime almost upset

October 19, 2014

Last place Gray Matters won their first game of the season, beating the Green Beans 12-9. Gray Matters led 10-0 after three innings, after which the Beans sprouted and woke up, but the 10-0 lead was too much, despite the roles being reversed by Green outscoring Gray 9-2 in the last four innings. The Green Beans last win was Aug. 14th.

The Black Cats almost pulled off the upset of the season, but narrowly lost to first-place True Blue Slime 12-11. The game was tied after three innings, and tied again, at 11-11, after six innings of play. Black did not score in T7. John Boville led off B7 with a triple. The next two batters were walked. An out was made and the winning run was still on 3rd base with one out. Ed "The Hook" Cook banged home the game winner with an RBI-single.

The Blue is definitely in it to win it, being only one game out with three games to play. They won their fourth consecutive game, beating the Red Devils, who've now dropped three of their last four, 22-12. The Blue has two five-run innings and three four-run innings. 

Yellow Gold, three games out with three games to play, dropped their 2nd in three games, an 18-13 loss to Orange Crush, now winners of four in-a-row. The four runs Orange scored in T7 secured the win, with Yellow only able to answer with a single run in B7.

Great White has the week's bye.

Happy October birthday to:

October 3rd:     Red Devils' OF/P Bernie Garcia. Age 55

October 4th:     Gray Matters OF Bob Nagle. Age 61

October 10th:   The Blue's utility player Jim Felfoldi. Age 70

October 11th:    Red Devils OF and League Commissioner Jerry Hermes. Age 65

October 12th:    Orange Crush OF Richard Pratt. Age 60

                           True Blue Slime IF/P Lowell Waxman. Age 67

October 23rd:    Green Beans OF Kevin Hemmingway. Age 53

October 25th:   Yellow Gold 1B/C Phil Snyder.  Age 63

October 26th:    True Blue Slime OF/IF Mike Vasquez. Age 56

We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact the league to report any errors or omissions and to get them corrected.

Waiting list in trouble again

October 2, 2014

 

As of this morning, we have still 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 by having made ten (10) replacements and, unfortunately, we aren't done yet.

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

Please help us find new players. Now.

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 23
Yellow Gold @ Red Devils 6:30pm HourGlass Field #1
Orange Crush @ Green Beans 6:30pm HourGlass Field #2
The Blue @ True Blue Slime 8:00pm HourGlass Field #1
Gray Matters @ Great White 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
Thankssgiving
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!




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