Week #11 recap: W.W. avoids shutout. Teams soar. Teams fade
April 18, 2014
First-place Gray Matters keeps on winning. They have tasted defeat only once this season. Their latest triumph was holding off a determined Crush team, and winning 20-18. Crush had the tying runs on base in the bottom of the 7th with two out but couldn't convert. Crush has lost 3 straight and is 1-4 in their last 5 games. The loss dropped them down to 7th place.
The Red Devils vs. Not-In-My-House-of Blues game was a game between two teams going in completely opposite directions. Just a couple of weeks ago, Not-In-My-House-of-Blues was solidly in 2nd place. This week the fading Blues team dropped their 3rd in-a-row and 4th of their last 5 games and fell to 5th place with the loss (they had been tied for 3rd). The Red Devils, winners of the 27-21 game, have won 3 straight and are 4-1 in their last 5 games, and have now taken over second place. The Red Devils scored 20 runs in their first 4 innings (do the math), and in so doing, made a total of 3 outs in those 4 innings. After those 4 innings the score was 20-8. The Blues then woke up and outscored Red 13-7 in the final three innings, but the damage had been done.
The Blue Dogs had done well lately and had vaulted themselves into 2nd place. However, their 3-game streak ended as they lost to Yellow Slime 20-7. It wasn't that close, as 5 of the Blue Dogs' 7 runs came in one inning, and not much else in their other 6 at bats. Slime is now 5-1 in their last 6 games and has moved itself up from 5th place last week to a tie for 3rd, with this same Blue Dogs team which was 2nd.
The Blackhawks, losers of 4 straight and 5 of 6, came alive and came within a whisper of shutting out Walter White. The score was 20-0 going to the flip flopped 7th inning, where W.W. managed two runs and the game ended 20-2. The Blackhawks improved slightly in the standings from 7th to 6th place with the victory.
Green Envy, scorer of 35 runs in week #10, was the bye team.
Happy April birthday to:
April 3rd: Green Envy manager John Spadea: Age 70
April 3rd: Red Devils IF Rick Chriss: Age 57
April 11th: Don Hughes from Crush: Age 63
April 25th: Mike Rohman from Not-In-My-House-of-Blues: Age 63
April 26th: New Warrior, Blue Devils' Ron White: Age 58
April 27th: Yellow Slime OF Mark Dushkin: Age 61
We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us if there are any.
We welcome back our new old sponsor for this season
We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2014 sponsor will be again, and for a final time, Bob Stall Chevrolet in La Mesa. We thank our Don Hughes for arranging for making this happen.
Our Fall 2013 sponsor, Cameron Williams' Duffy, Kruspodin & Co, LLC, CPA firm will return as our sponsir this fall.
We thank all our sponsors for their generosity.
Our rain-out policy
February 6, 2014
Due to our long 21-week schedule each seson (16 games over 18 weeks + 3 weeks of post-season), and due to the fact that the City of San Diego does not make HourGlass available for rent in January, the league has decided to change its longstanding practice, and, just as many other leagues do, we will NOT be making-up rained-out games or any games which we are forced to cancel for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.
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 calledOUT 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 WAYand 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.