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SYLVANIA SENIOR SOFTBALL


A mens' league established January 2008.
Pacesetter Park, Sylvania,Ohio
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IMPRESSIVE! Nicole Coffman asks Monty, "how can you miss a ball with a mitt that big?" Monty played "errorless" ball for the Retirement Guys in the Legends League

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KING OF SWAT! Fricker's Tom Duhart, receives a plaque and is congratulated by Board member Rick Schmidt for hitting fourteen home runs during the Legends League regular season. Duhart is a member of the SSS Sidelines Sports Pub travel team and was named to the All-American tournament team in World Championship play at Dalton, Georgia.

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Life is fun!... Jim VanBrandt confirms senior softball is serious business!

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Bruce Klostermaier runs out a hit for a triple for the Fall Ballers.

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Shortstop Jon LaBeau dives for a ball and comes up throwing.

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PIZZA TIME! Andy & Barney's John Johnson, left, and Bob Miller celebrate with pizza after winning a double-header in the Fall League opener. A&B sponsors the Fall League and offers special Tuesday night discounts for all players. The league winners will receive sweatshirts and a pizza party is planned for November 8.

Roosters Matt Giles slides safely into second base against Fricker's Blue in the finals. Roosters lost 11-10.

ROOSTERS shortstop Eric Iffland moves left for a ground ball in the finals against Fricker's Blue.

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THE WINNERS! SSS Board President, Bob Collins, right, presents Darron Axon with the tournament trophy. The Fricker's Blue team also won the Legends league.

ROOSTERS Matt Giles waits on a pitch from Bob Ruckman.

FRICKER'S first baseman Jeff Huskisson scoops up a low throw for the out.

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ANDY & BARNEY'S first baseman Mike Riethmiller stretches in vain to catch the ball in the Master's Tuesday night league play.

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CELEBRATION TIME! Connie Fisher, left, Liz Rowe, Chris Brenner, Aurora Axon, Deb Trego and Pam Keaton cheered and rooted for their husbands - teammates on Fricker's Blue, the Legends League and tournament winners.

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ROOSTERS FANS! Janet Casper, Dan Calmes fiance and her daughter, Elizabeth, turned out for for the Legends tournament finals at Pacesetter. The Roosters lost to Fricker's Blue in the bottom of the 7th, 11-10 when Darren Axon singled to score Bill Trego with the winning run. The wedding is planned for July 2017. Congratulations!!!

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MASTER'S LEAGUE tournament action finds friends Tom MacNaughton, Maureen Devany, Kevin Koepher and son Kyle Koepher enjoying a beautiful night of 58+ softball action at Pacesetter Park.

SUPER FANS! Angela Dandar, left, Gretchen Nemire, Connie Carroll and Amy LaBeau cheer for their husbands at the Master's League play-offs.

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BARROW'S shortstop Jay Schramm comes up with a grounder in tournament play against Fricker's blue.

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SCOREKEEPER Joy Siefer and Tamie L. cheer for Sundown Cantina at Pacesetter Park, on a Tuesday night.

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PARTY TIME! Rhonda and Perry Chillus, center, enjoy the cook-out festeivities with good friends Avery Cooper, left and Kyle Green, right. Avery and Kyle are rookies in the Legends League and play for Fricker's on Thursday nights.

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ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM AWARDS! The Fricker's/SSS 70's team, winners of the 2016 Great Lakes tournament were led by MVP shortstop Gary Meyer, far right, with a .813 BA, pitcher Don Dheel, left, John Radscheid, .778 BA and Jim Burnor, top slugger with a .875 BA, 14 for 16. Not pictured Dann Schlenbaker.

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PACESETTER SITE SUPERVISORS! McKenzie Perry and Everett Barton keep the leagues smoothly in play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. McKenzie graduated from UT with a BSN degree in four years with a 3.62. "T" is a Senior at Lourdes, studying Business and a go-to guy at the park. Thanks for all your help and hard work. It's truly appreciated.

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PITCHING SKILLS! Only two players entered this competition at the cookout and Don Diehl, right, scored higher than Jim Dandar to win the plaque.

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FRICKER'S team-mates Rick Obert, Tim Rowe and Larry Gagin chillin' out after a hearty meal at the cook-out.

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SCHNEIDER SONS ELECTRIC team-mates Jeff Gorney and Ray Armstrong relax after indulging in-burgers hot off the grill.

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FRICKER'S Matt and Jamie Dillion enjoying the festivities at the cook-out.

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BARROW's slugger Jeff and Tina Batanian at the 2106 cook-out.

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TRIBE FAN! Alan and Wendy Beerbower at the 2016 cook-out. Alan was a member of the 2015 Fricker's team that won the Legends League and the tournament with a 16-4 record.

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COOK-OUT FUN! Danny Lewis' granddaughter Morgan Hubener and Lidia Ellis are all smiles after discovering the table of sweat desserts at the cook-out.

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FUN TIMES! Rhonda and Perry Chillus join friends and team mates for a good time and some great food at the annual cook-out.

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HOME-RUN DERBY WINNERS! John Johnson, left, the reigning "King of Swat", congratulates Dan Calmes on winning the 50's home-run contest at the August 4th SSS cookout at Pacesetter. John won the 60's category. Calmes plays second for the Legends Roosters and has nine out. Johnson, short-stop for the Legends Fricker's navy blue team, has nine dingers this year.

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2016 COOKOUT HEATS UP! Over 140 players and guests partied and had a great time at this years pot-luck feast. Linda Fox, Chairman and her volunteers did an outstanding job. Our thanks to the Sylvania Parks and Recreation staff for their contribution and help.

THE MUD HENS mascot Muddy joins Vicki and Jay Schramm on a tour of downtown Toledo handing out posters and promoting the WWAST games scheduled for August 20 at Fifth Third Fields. For tickets, phone Jay at 419-356-8590.

THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC red hooded sweatshirts were awarded to the Fricker's/SSS 70's team for winning the tournament. John Radscheid, left, Jim Burnor, Lee Brandyberry and Don Dheel like the look!

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MEYER SHOWS OFF SWING! Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer teamed with Toledo-born LPGA star Stacy Lewis at the Marathon Classic's Broadband Pro-Am at Highland Meadows, Sylvania, Ohio. Meyer's team came up short, shooting 11-under 60 in the scramble format.

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ANDY & BARNEY'S Megan and Tiffany greet players from the Sylvania Senior Softball Masters League every Tuesday. The sports bar has been a sponsor for five years and offers half-price specials. A&B is also a sponsor for the SSS fall league.

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ALL TOURNAMENT AWARDS! The Fricker's/SSS 70's team won the Columbus Heart of Ohio Senior Classic AAA Division with a 6-0 record. Special team recognition went to Gary Meyer, left, Jim Dunlavy, MVP Dann Schlenbaker, Dick Wachter and John Radscheid. Dunlavy led the team with a .882 BA and Meyer hit .810. The SPA tournament was held at Berliner Park, June 22-26, 2016.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - Kevin Ohms, Columbus Rec & Park Director presents Fricker's/SSS 70's infielder Dann Schlenbaker with the MVP Award for his outstanding defensive and offensive performance in the Heart of Ohio Senior Classic Tournament, June 22-26. Dann hit .750. Fricker's won the AAA bracket with a 6-0 record.

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BARBERTON, OHIO - Red Bole, left, Thee Buckeye Classic co-director, presents the first place trophy to Coach Bruce Anderson and Jerry Keefe. The Fricker's/SSS 70's team went undefeated, with a 3-0 record in AA play. They defeated the Mississauga Legends 15-12, Indy Classics 17-15 and the Magic City Sports Cards 21-10. The tournament was held June 14-16 at the Barberton Sports Complex.

WWAST SPONSOR! Nolan Baker, left and Mark Claire, right, co-owners of The Retirement Guys company, presents a $1000 check to Jay Schramm, left, Executive Director of the WWAST fund-raiser games planned for August 20 at Fifth Third Field. Roger Hernandez is actively involved with the charitable activities. The team was created in 2011, and is comprised of veteran and active-duty military who lost limbs while serving in the military. Their motto is that, "life without a limb is limitless!"

WWAST GOLF OUTING! Twenty-four players competed at the Heatherdowns Country Club on Sunday, May 15. The SSS event raised $1000 for the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team's charities. Darron Axion was chairman, assisted by Aurora Axion and Liz Rowe. The winning team:from left, Darron Axon, Kevin Brandon, Scott Gibson and Tim Rowe. (NOTE: Special thanks to Starbucks Coffee, Airport & Reynolds, Liz Rowe, manager, for their generous donation and Wixey Bakery for all the baked goodies donated.)

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DAYTON, OHIO - Fricker's manager, Matt Ficklin welcomes, from left, Jerry Keefe, Bruce Anderson and Gary Meyer to the restaurant after a day of games at the First Flight of Ohio tournament, May 11-12 at Kettering Fields. The team showed up in full force after a double-header win over the Dayton Legends.

SSS GOLF OUTING! Phil Richard, left, receives a "long-drive" prize and "closet to the pin", hole #13, prize from golf tournament chairman Darron Axon. The WWAST fund raiser was held at the Heatherdowns Country Club.

WWAST GOLF OUTING! Glen Smille receives a "closest to the pin" award from tournament chairman Darron Axon at the Sylvania Senior Softball golf outing, held at the Heatherdowns Country Club. The event raised $1000 for WWAST charities

WWAST FUND-RAISER! The SSS Golf Outing was held Sunday, May 15 at the Heatherdowns Country Club. $1000 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team's Kids Camp charities. Phil Richard dials in a wedge shot from 145-yards, good enough for a prize.

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WWAST SPONSOR! The Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club's James Harris, Vice President, left, and Earl Mack, President, present Jay Schramm, Wounded Warriors Event Chairman with a check for $1000.00. The Buffalo Soldiers held a golf outing, May 14 at Fallen Timbers, Waterville, Ohio to raise money for the WWAST charities. The Buffalo Soldiers will participate in the WWAST softball games activities, August 20 at Fifth Third Field.

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ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING! SSS Board President Bob Collins opened the meeting on March 31, at the Sylvania Senior Center. Seventy-plus players attended. Practices are held Tuesday and Thursday at Pacesetter Park.

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CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON! Alan Beerbower, left, Wayne Harris and Perry Chillus check out the new bats for 2016 at the SSS organizational meeting. Beerbower and Harris were members of Fricker's #12, the Legends league and tournament champs.

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WWAST FUNDRAISER! Gary Meyer, left, Lt. Jeff Gorney and Susan Meyer joined nearly 300 people at the Feb. 13 event. Approximately $8,500 was raised for the WW charities. Meyer is one of the co-founders of the SSS league and was President for six years. Meyer is a decorated Vietnam U.S. Army veteran.

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WWAST FUNDRAISER! Jay Schramm, left, WW chairman with SPC Matthew Drake, Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and Vicki Schramm at the Feb. 13 dinner/fundraiser, held at Fifth Third Field. A sellout crowd of 300+ attended the gala event, raising, after expenses, nearly $8,500 for the WW charities.

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FUND RAISER! Jay Schramm, WWAST chairman, left, greets Neal Klopping and Jeff Huskisson at the dinner/fund raiser, Feb. 13 at Fifth Third Field. After expenses, nearly $8,500 was raised for the WW charities.

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RETIRED AIR FORCE veteran Dave Bell with his son Connor at the WWAST dinner/fundraiser. Connor was a bat boy at the 2014 WWAST games in Maumee, Ohio and was selected to go to last years WWAST Kids Camp in Louisville, KY.

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BCSN'S Tom Cole interviews former Major League pitcher Tom Clarke at the WWAST dinner/fundraiser. A capacity crowd of 300+ attended the event, raising, after expenses, nearly $8,500 for the WW Kid's Camp charities.

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WWAST TRIBUTE! Gary Walton, sings the National Anthem, accompanied by the Spare Parts band at the Feb. 13 WWAST dinner/fundraiser held at Fifth Third Field. WSPD radio's Fred LaFebvre, left, was Master of Ceremonies.

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SSS BOARD MEMBERS Rick Schmidt, Bob and Cindy Collins at the WWAST dinner/fundraiser. Rick, who suffered a horrible industrial accident last summer, is progressing well. He's now walking without a cane or walker.

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WWAST FUNDRAISER! 2016 Mrs. Toledo, Andrea Zolciak, who's employed at the VA Clinic on Detroit, is a strong WWAST supporter. Mark Gedert, left and Gary Downey welcome her to the Feb. 13 festivities.

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WWAST FUNDRAISER! Gabe Barrow, SSS Vice-President with Roy Woodworth, holding a mallard duck, that was raffled off with the money being donated to the WWAST. Roy crafted the duck for the event. After expenses, the dinner/fundraiser netted nearly $8,500.

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HONORED GUEST! Iraq war veteran US Army SPC Matthew Drake, center, with Donna and Dann Schlenbaker at the WWAST dinner/fundraiser held Feb. 13 at Fifth Third Field.

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PARTY TIME! Laurie Huskisson, center, and her husband Jeff hosted a victory celebration for the Fricker's #12 team who won the Legends league and the Tournament with a 16-4 record. Janet Casper, left and Michelle Keeling enjoyed the festivities.