Saturday, January 5, 2019


 Next game: 

Sometime in March 2019

My doctor told me to put a bar in the shower to prevent injuries. I'm not sure how this helps, but she's usually right. Showers have been more fun lately.

No games are on the schedule until March 2019.  If you have anything to share with the group, please let me know and I will be happy to post it.  I will update the blog from time to time, so check back once in a while.

Dave Clark and Gary Nyquist were team members on the Tennessee Seniors softball team which played at the ISSA Winter World Championships at St Augustine FL on November 2-4. The team were named 70 AAA USA Champions and also 70 AAA World Champions. The photo shows the team wearing their new jackets for winning the USA Championship. They received massive rings for winning the World Championship.

 Dave is third from left, Gary is second from Right, in the front row.

Jeff Senten played for Team USA and beat top seeded Taiwan 11-3 in the semi-finals and host Japan 9-6 in the Finals to win the 2018 Pacific Rim Championships. The team played seven games in five days. 

Jeff was selected as the best defensive player of the tournament at shortstop.  Way to go, Jeff.


Want to see the weather in downtown Crossville?  Click the link below to see the webcam view.

Crossville Webcam 

Billy Q's wife, Carol, sent our group a nice thank you card.  I've scanned it and you can see it below.

The "Billy Q" bench is installed. It's been placed along the Woodlawn Hiking Trail. It's located about 10 minutes down the trail.  Bring bug-spray!

Behind the backstop on field #1, you'll find the second "Billy Q." bench.  There was money left over from the first, so it was decided to place a second bench.  The park was kind enough to let us place it there, although I've been informed that it might only be a temporary location.

BTW: If you meet someone thinking about joining our group, point them to our website which has all kinds of info about playing.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Cards and Letters Requested

Tom Ashburn

Tom passed away on 5/17 in Michigan.
Services are scheduled for Sunday 5/20
Molnar Funeral Homes - Brownstown Chapel
23700 West Road
Brownstown, Michigan, United States
The funeral home has a website where you can leave condolences, click on the link below.

Paul Cann: 

Paul is now back at home.

113 Delbridge in Fairfield Glade
From Peavine, turn onto St. George
Left on Bradford, then Left on Delbridge.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

In Memorium

Many of you know that we maintain a plaque commemorating those players that have passed on. It's usually only pulled out at the winter luncheon. We now have a "virtual" plaque that can be viewed at any time. Follow this link:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

$20 Voluntary Contribution to Support Softball

In order to support our Monday/Thursday Senior Softball, we need bats, balls, first aid items, and other equipment.  Since we do not have a sponsor, you are requested to contribute $20 at the beginning of each season to help defray costs.  This is strictly voluntary.  Softball board member, Ted Meadows, will collect contributions and deposit them in our Bank Account.  Optionally, players on TN State Olympic teams can give their $20 to their team captains.  Once again this is voluntary, and no giving records will be kept.  The City of Crossville has been very generous to Senior Softball over the years.  In addition to giving us free access to our beautiful softball facilities at Centennial Park and Garrision Park, they pay our fees to participate in the State Senior Games in Franklin, TN.  Hopefully, we can all do our part to keep Senior Softball alive.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

New Player Age Rules

On March 20, 2017 leadership of Crossville Men's Senior Softball League decided to lower the new player eligibility age.

(1) To be eligible to participate a player must reach the age of 50 prior to Dec. 31 in the year of first participation in the league.

(2) Any current players that may not meet these age requirements are grandfathered-in, and may continue to play.

(3) The eligibility rule does not apply to any ladies who may wish to play in our league.

(4) In the future, on any play dates when we have 32 or more players and can have four teams, we will make every effort to divide players so that players below 70 may compete with players in their peer age group while players 70 and over may likewise compete against their peers.

The sole objective of these rules is safety.