Do you have friends or family members visiting? Carlsbad Inn is offering their "Friends and Family Discount" to all members of our softball league. To take advantage of the offer, call Assistant General Manager Joli Hatch at 760-434-7020 x 403 and mention the North County Senior Softball League.
THE DRAFT 10 O'IRELAND 8
This was a tightly played defensive game by both teams, backed by strong pitching from Hugh O'Neill (DR) and Janet Wood (OI). But the Draft got the runs it needed to win, with homers by Tony Sando, Bruce Meyer, and Roney Lewis. And big hitting days by Joe "Philly Fanatic" Raffa (4-4), Bob Fell (3-3), and Hugh O. (3-3) For OI, Mike Maltinsky had another big day, 4 for 4 with 2 homers. The Draft would like to dedicate this game to Barb Pardo, who was injured by a ball during pre-game batting practice. We are told she is recovering nicely. Go Barb! And thanks to an injured Jimmie Martin for umpiring.
GASPAR 13 PIZZA PORT 3
Snake bit: "having or experiencing failure or bad luck". PPB had multiple chances to break open the game with big innings--the bases loaded and none out, for example--but in each case they were "snake bit" and failed to score more than 1 run in any inning: grounders bounced off one of the Gaspar infielders to another who threw the batter out; liners that the stuck in the gloves of the Gaspar outfielders as if the gloves had been coated with stick-em; sharp hits that looked like they were going through the infield but were turned into double plays. Despite a 3 for 3 day from Bill Laird, PPB could only manage to score 3 runs. Meanwhile, Gaspar got 14 runs lead by Wally Wallace and Al Galavitz, who went 3 for 3 and scored 3 runs each, Barry Anderson, batting 14th, who went 2 for 2 and scored 2 runs, and Scott Tatum, who batted in 4 runs. Thanks to Steve Sexton for an excellent job of umpiring.
Janet Wood of O'Ireland hits against Hugh O'Neill of The Draft during a game at Alga Norte 2 on February 22nd.
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CULTURA 17 I-5 BAIL BONDS 7
It was a cold blustery day at Pine Field today. Pablo Shook and Mitch Anderson were effectively able to throw wind blown knuckle strikes at the hitters all day. I5 jumped out ahead with 2 in the first led by Anderson, Dave Granum, and John Quigley who all went 3 for 3. The top of the order pounded out 5 hits but were held in check by a stellar Cultura defense. In the bottom of the inning Kevin McBarron led off with a triple and was knocked in by Al Cabacungan. From there on it became the Big Al show. Cabacungan went 4/4 with a home run and 6 RBIs. On defense every time I5 got an inning going there was Big Al throwing out runners at home and third or turning one of his several double plays of the game.
But I5 rallied, and with the game still tight at 7-6 in the sixth, Cultura put together 5 hits ending with Marty Fenlon’s 3 run homer to put 5 on the board and open up the lead. Fenlon and Jack London each ended with a 3/3 day. In the 8thinning Cultura loaded the bases and watched as Big Al, Jim Plotkin, and Bob Porter drove in another 5 runs to open up a 10 run lead. The day ended with 2 outs in the 9th when the sky’s opened up and sent the teams running for some burgers and brew.
THE PIE SHOPPE 14 NUCCI'S 7
We timed the game perfectly at Alga Norte 3, as the 10-minute downpour came right after the game ended. Please let it be noted, that thanks to her dedication to sportsmanship, Nucci's manager, Lil Keehan, provided a catcher for the short-handed Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe. These top two teams are evenly matched, as VPS narrowly lead 6-4 through four innings, and 10-6 through eight innings. NU kept it close with a home run from Dave Ash, good defense from rover Oscar Castillo, and their outfielders were plucking fly balls from the sky. VPS was able to inch ahead as SIX of their runs were scored from sacrifice fly-outs, But the key to their game today was the outstanding defense from their women. Michiko Rubio caught two towering fly balls in center and Margo Jacobo made so many plays as second baseman, one needed both hands to count them. In the 9th, VPS scored four while NU was able to put one across for a 14-7 final.. Thanks to Craig Lamb for umpiring.
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CAUTION TO ALL PLAYERS!
During a game at Alga Norte on February 6, 2018 a player was almost hit in the head by a hard throw from right field as he ran from first to second base. He used the run-through line on the right side of second base instead of the left side. All players are cautioned to be aware of where throws may come from as they run to second or third base, and choose a run through line that will not put you in between the base and the throw.
Be sure to check out the Official Field Diagram below the scores on this page.
To download a copy of the NCSS Field Diagram, click here.
Tony Sando of The Draft gets high fives from his teammates after a homer against O'Ireland at Alga Norte 2 on February 22nd.
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Army/Navy 17 Nucci's 14
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Seniors in North County (San Diego) have a great way to loosen up their bones and meet a great bunch of people. Join us in playing softball!
So who is a "Senior"? We say that men and women as young as 55 qualify. That's it, every one is welcome!
The North County Senior Softball League is recreational, so all skill levels are welcome!
Don't worry that you haven't played in decades-most of us hadn't either, and safety is our first concern. After all, we want to continue for a long time. We have several players in their 80's, still going strong!
We play league games on Tuesday & Thursday mornings on fields in Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista.
BE SURE TO JOIN US FOR PICKUP GAMES AT PINE PARK IN CARLSBAD ON MONDAY MORNINGS STARTING AT 9 AM FOR EVALUATION AND TEAM ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION.
New players and current players, come join our pickup games at Pine Park, beginning at 9 am each and every Monday. To read an SD Union Tribune article about our league, click here.
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