Softball "new"sgroup....Yesss!!!

Softball "new"sgroup....Yesss!!!

Post by Christopher M. Commi » Fri, 05 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Cool!  Finally a newsgroup about one of my favorite sports!

I play (when it's warm =) in two leagues.

One is a very competitive Corporate League of which we won the championship
two years ago (USSSA rules), and the other is a Weekend League (ASA rules)
also very competitive.  We get some fairly good caliber ball players.
Some Major ("A") and a lot of "B"/"C" division players.  These are both
slo-pitch leagues.

I live in New Jersey (Mercer County), not a "hot" bed of softball, but we
do host the 3rd largest softball tourney in the country.  It usually held in
early August, and I believe that this year's will be the eighth annual.  It's
called the Trentonian Tournament, and now usually draws about 300+ teams from
a couple different states and Canada.

I usually pitch or play 1st.  I will also catch and EH.  I've been playing
competitive for 6 years (I'm currently 25).  My one greatest achievement is:
In our corporate league, we used to play single games each week (9 innings).
Two years ago, in our championship season I pitched a nine inning one-hitter.
I had one out in the ninth, when a seeing-eye single found a hole in the
infield.  If we had played a normal regulation softball game (7 innings),
I would've had a no-hitter (7 innings).

Here's to a great new newsgroup.  Hurry-up Spring!!!!!!

Christopher Commini
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Princeton Business League (1989-1993)
Central Jersey Corporate League (1994-Present)
Whitehorse Weekend League (1995-Present)

 
 
 

Softball "new"sgroup....Yesss!!!

Post by Tim Irv » Sat, 06 Jan 1996 04:00:00


: One is a very competitive Corporate League of which we won the championship
: two years ago (USSSA rules), and the other is a Weekend League (ASA rules)
: also very competitive.  We get some fairly good caliber ball players.
: Some Major ("A") and a lot of "B"/"C" division players.  These are both
: slo-pitch leagues.

My team just won the championship in a corporate league as well!

: I live in New Jersey (Mercer County), not a "hot" bed of softball, but we
: do host the 3rd largest softball tourney in the country.  It usually held in
: early August, and I believe that this year's will be the eighth annual.  It's
: called the Trentonian Tournament, and now usually draws about 300+ teams from
: a couple different states and Canada.

Here in the Bay Area, there are a lot of year-round leagues.  In fact, Twin
Creeks Softball Complex is just down the road, though I haven't played there
in perhaps six years.

: I usually pitch or play 1st.  I will also catch and EH.  I've been playing
: competitive for 6 years (I'm currently 25).  My one greatest achievement is:
: In our corporate league, we used to play single games each week (9 innings).
: Two years ago, in our championship season I pitched a nine inning one-hitter.
: I had one out in the ninth, when a seeing-eye single found a hole in the
: infield.  If we had played a normal regulation softball game (7 innings),
: I would've had a no-hitter (7 innings).

These days, I never know where I'll be playing.  I've turned into a utility
player--almost always in the line-up, but I never know where until we
find out who is a no-show just before game time.  Usually, I'm either OF,
1B, 2B or EH, depending on the people who show up that day.

I've never pitched a one-hitter...I suppose the closest thing I've done to
breaking up a no-hitter (as a batter) was punching a single through the
middle with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th, thus preventing my team from
being shut out.  :)

My greatest achievement?  It was in a tourney, in Reno in 1988.  We were
up 8-1 in the 6th.  The opponents closed that to 8-5 in the bottom of the
6th, and they kept coming!  With one out in the bottom of the 7th, we
clung to a 9-8 lead, and they had runners on 1st and 3rd.  I was playing
1B at the time.  The next batter hit a line drive which seemed destined
to find its way into right field for a game-tying base hit, and probably
bringing the *winning* run to third with only one out.  Somehow--and I
have no idea how--I lunged to my right, leaping as far and as high as I
could, and then some--and snagged the ball in the air for a line-out.
From there, I got up, tagged first and the game was over.  That win
guaranteed us at least 4th place--and got us a trophy.  To date, it's the
only time in my career when I was mobbed by teammates and foisted on to
their shoulders, immediately after I tagged first base.  :)

Any other "magical moments" in your softball careers, people?

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