Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014 -- Softball Cancelled

Portions of the fields are too muddy for play.  Sunday afternoon heavy downpour wiped the fields out.


ATTENTION: the 2014 Fall League starts on Monday, September 8th. See, call, or email Tim Hewitt, Fall League Commissioner, at 850-718-7343 or trippi@ufl.edu if you have questions. Team schedules, rosters, and rules are below.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


2014 Fall League Schedule
[Home Team (2nd team listed) wears white/light shirts; Visitors (1st team listed) wear dark shirts]
Sept 8
Start League
9:00
10:30
1 vs 4
2 vs 3
Sept 11
9:00
10:30
3 vs 1
4 vs 2
Sept 15
 
No Fall League games due to Local Senior Olympic games.
Sept 18
9:00
10:30
2 vs 1
4 vs 3
Sept 22
9:00
10:30
3 vs 2
4 vs 1
Sept 25
9:00
10:30
2 vs 4
1 vs 3
Sept 29
9:00
10:30
1 vs 2
3 vs 4
Oct 2
9:00
10:30
1 vs 4
2 vs 3
Oct 6
9:00
10:30
4 vs 2
3 vs 1
Oct 9
End League
9:00
10:30
2 vs 1
4 vs 3
Oct 13
Playoffs Rnd 1
9:00
10:30
 
Oct 16
Playoffs Rnd 2
9:00
10:30
 
 

2014 Fall League Teams

Team 1
Old Dogs
 
Lambert
Amo
Bullock
Franklin
Hewitt
Humbaugh
Kelley
Luciano
McKay
Nyquist
Schroeder
Smith
Taylor
 
Team 2
The Team
 
Cann
Clark
Globun
Ott
Pallone
Billy Q
Raffel
Sarge
Sheperd
Velie
Viduski
Vitek
Baldwin

Team 3
Bears
 
Flynn
Albin
Asebrook
Bigus
Doran
Fouts
Hill
Owings
Reali
Scheatzle
Shurmur
Sohmer
Sullivan
 
Team 4
Renegades
 
Cook
Anderson
Capobianco
Cassidy
Clayton
Cooper
Harris
King
Meadows
Morrison
Richardson
Swenderman
Watts
 




2014 Fall League Rules

1. Time limit: at 1 hour 15 minutes, finish the inning, and 1 more if needed.
2. Game times will be 9:00 and 10:30. 
3. Run limits: 5 runs per inning, except the last inning is unlimited runs.
4. Mercy rule: 10 runs after 5 innings.
5. Base running rules are as in Franklin TN State Olympic Games.
6. If player is injured and cannot continue; that player's spot is skipped and no out declared. 
7. Teams can play with 9 players minimum.
    It is up to manager if he needs to pick up players.
    If a team is short of 10 players, they are allowed to pick up players to make 10 players.
    Coaches must agree to pick-ups. If unresolved by coaches, the Commish will decide. 
8. A list of substitutes will be made available to coaches for each game.
   The goal is for substitutes to be similar in ability to player being replaced.
   PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THIS A BIGGER DEAL THAN IT IS.
9. All players will bat, and all must play 3 innings on defense.
10. If rain forces us to run behind, double headers might be needed. 
11. Will hold a playoff after the regular season: 1st place plays 4th place, and 2nd plays 3rd.
     Winners play for 1st and 2nd place, and losers play for 3rd and 4th place. 

12. ASA rules govern play.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Player Age Rules


NEW PLAYER AGE RULES:

On August 26, 2013 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 58 prior to Dec. 31 in the year of first participation in the league. This gives the new players, most of whom haven't played in many years, an opportunity hone their skills while they get to know us and we get to know them.  They would then be eligible for the 60-64 Olympic Team the year after they reach 59.

(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. It seems that Mother Nature has disproportionately blessed our "younger" players with more strength, speed, and agility.

$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. Players on TN State Olympic teams are requested to give their $20 to their team captains (Tim Hewitt, Dick Deweese, Franc Connor, or Bob Shurmur). Our softball board members, Ted Meadows and Bob Shurmur, will still collect contributions from others, and deposit them in our Bank Account. 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 facitlites at Centennial Park and Garrision Park, they contributed $3000 toward our 2014 fees to participate in the State Senior Games in Franklin, TN. Hopefully, we can all do our part to keep Senior Softball alive.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

2014 TN State Senior Olympics - Softball Results: Crossville 60+Team Gold Medal Winners



Front Row:  Gary Morrison, Tim Hewitt, Mike Watts, Paul Cann, Elliot Kornreich.

Back Row:  Rick Cook, Alan Sarge, Chet Scheatzle, Archie King, Dave Globun, Al Ott, Jeff Matheus.