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SYLVANIA SENIOR SOFTBALL


A mens' league established January 2008.
Pacesetter Park, Sylvania,Ohio

2012 TOURNAMENT TEAMS

50's Team


ALLSHRED SERVICES &
PACESETTER PROP. Mgm't

JAY SCHRAMM
Player/Coach

Jay is a member of the SSS Board of Directors and plays a vital role in the success of the league. He manages a Frickers team on Thursdays and is Chairman of the Cook-Out. He recently retired from the Toledo Police Dept. with the rank of Detective in the Auto Squad. He has been playing competitive ball since 1979. The tournament team won the 2011 SPA Great Lakes Nationals at Pacesetter. His wife,  Vicki and mother, Jean take active roles in the annual cook-out.

2012 SPA/Great Lakes Tournament

GREAT LAKES PLAY! Allshred Services 50's team, coached by Jay Schramm, competed in the SPA Great Lakes National Tournament, held at Pacesetter Park, August 2-5. 2011 National "AA" Champions, they had to compete this  year in the "AAA" division. The team won 2, loss 3. Back row, l. to r.: Rob Boehme, Steve Higgins, John Johnson, Jim Johnson, Jay Schramm, Gabe Barrow, Jasee Sweede, Dave Obert, Jim Schneider and Neal Klopping. Front row, l. to r.: Phil Richard, Mary Harrison, Perry Chillus, Gary Beale, Norm Cairl, Jeff Gorney and Ric Hendee. Not pictured, John Yocom.

Shred Squad hitters on a roll!

Allshred's big hitters didn't let down in the SPA tournament held at Pacesetter Park, Aug. 4 & 5. "Stormin Norman" Cairl led with an .840 batting average along with two dingers. Ric "Lightning" Hendee belted four home runs with a .733 batting average. Dave Obert found his swing an hit one dinger while batting .770. Rob Boehme chipped in with a .777 average. Every Allshred ballplayer hit the ball with authority and the team averaged 19 runs a game over five games.



50's Team Competes in SPA
Barberton Buckeye Classic

BARBERTON, OHIO - The Allshred/Pacesetter team, coached by Jay Schramm, competed in the SPA Buckeye Classic, June 23 & 24. The AAA club, back row, l. to r., Gabe Barrow, Jase Sueede, John Yocom, Jay Schramm, Jim Johnson, Ric Hendee & Marty Harrison. Front row, l. to r., Rob Boehme, Gary Beale,, Norm Cairl, Phil Richard, Dave Obert & Steve Higgins. (Note: Ric Hendee's Telegraph Brake Co. was the sponsor for this tournament)

Gary Beale leads hit parade
with 3 home runs in slugfest!

The Allshred/Pacesetter 50 plus softball club traveled to Akron/Barberton June 23 & 24 to compete in Thee Buckeye Classic. First up for A/P was Capps ballclub out of Ashtabula, Ohio. A slugfest ensued with A/P crossing the plate with 30 runs, outlasting Capps 30 to 10. Jasee Sueede had four hits as did Steve Higgins and Rob Boehme. Gabe Barrow filled in nicely in right field with two putouts in the first inning. Each A/P ball player had at least two hits.

Second up for A/P was a tough Players Warehouse club out of Dayton, Ohio. Gary Beale was the man of the hour with three home runs himself. Phil Richard had his stroke going also with two hits. Final score though showed A/P on the shortend by a score of 20 to 4. Next up was Sharon Enterprises, a local ballclub. Rob Boehme belted out three line drive hits and Jay Schramm launched a home run. Gary Beale and Dave Obert put on a defensive display in left and left center fields respectively, catching drives over their shoulders. Marty Harrison added a pair of extra base hits. Final score: AllShred 20, Sharonent Enterprises 11.

A/P then locked horns with Strabane ballclub out of Pennsylvania. Strabane had their hitting shoes on for this contest, outbelting A/P by a score of 24 to 13. Steve Higgins had a home run. Norm Cairl, Jim Johnson, Phil Richard, John Yocom, Ric Hendee, and Rob Boehme all added two hits apiece. A/P hooked up with Computer Time and got their hitting shoes back on. Continue article


60's Team


60's TEAM MAUMEE BAY RAPTORS FEATURE THE BEST OF THE 60's

JOHN BUEHLER
Player/Coach

John has been playing competitive softball for over 40 years. He  branched off the Sylvania 60's Tournament Team, to form the Raptors  and currently  plays in the SSS Tuesday and Thursday Leagues. John follows a rigid physical program: 12-months of conditioning and 6-months playing ball. A speedster, he has participated in many Senior Olympic Track & Field events.


2012 SPA/Great Lakes Tournament

SPA/GREAT LAKES WINNERS! The Maumee Bay Raptors won the 60's AA SPA Great Lakes National Tournament, held at Pacesetter Park, Sylvania, Ohio, August 2-5, 2012. Back row, l. to r.: Mark Vonderembse, Al Seeger, Fred Roberts, Dave Ashman, Granville Smith, John Strzelecki, Ric Stager, John Buehler & Joel Hansen. Front row, l. to r.: Dale Knepper, Tim Wilde, George Martinez, Neal Klopping & Scott Libbey. The Raptors received jackets and an invite to play in the SPA World Tournament, Sept. 6- Sept. 9, at Dalton, GA.


Fred Roberts and John Buehler accept the championship trophy from Rob Conover for winning the 2012 SPA Great Lakes Nationals-60’s AA Division at Pacesetter Park. Also Rob Conover of Pacesetter presented the 60’s AA Division MVP award to John Buehler.

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SPA Buckeye Classic Tournament

TThe Maumee Bay Raptors competed in “Thee Buckeye Classic” SPA Nationals at Barberton, Ohio on Jun 15-16 and finished third out of 12 teams  in the AA division winning 4 games and losing 3 games.  The Raptors made it to the finals of the losers bracket before losing to CAVCO of Windsor, Ontario.   Pictured are back  row from left:  Al Seeger,  Rick “Stags” Stager, Granville Smith,  Fred Roberts, Coach John Buehler,  Scott Libbe,  Dave Ashman.   Front row from left:  Joel Hansen, George Martinez, John Strezelecki,  Tim Wilde, Neal Klopping,  Mark Vonderembse.



Raptors win O.O.A. Tournament!

The Maumee Bay Raptors won the Toledo Area Office on Aging Sports Classic 60 and over tournament championship with a record of 4 wins and 0 losses.   The 2012 tournament was held at the Oregon Sports Complex on June 9.   Pictured in the back row from left:  Joel Hansen, Fred Roberts , Granville Smith, Jon Buehler, Dave Ashman,  Al Seeger, Mark Vonderembse, Neal Klopping.   Front row from left:  Tim Wilde, Jerry Glanzman, George Martinez,  John Strzelecki, Gary Ruth and Tino M.    Not pictured is Jim Dandar. 

 

65's Team


SYLVANIA SENIOR 65'S 2012 TOURNAMENT TEAM

BRUCE ANDERSON
Player/Coach

Bruce was born and raised in Flint, Mich., where he attended Kearsley H.S. He played in all four sports: football, baseball, basketball and track.
At Hillsdale College he majored in Mathematics, with  minors in Physics and Physical Education. He played football, basketball and baseball and was a Captain in all three at various times. Bruce retired after teaching at Kearsley, Whitmer and Cental. He played fast-pitch softball for years and then turned to slow-pitch. He was one of the original founders of the SSS league and served on the Board for three years.

ROSTER: Bruce Anderson, Jim Burnor, Bob Collins, Jim Dunlavy, Dwain Hopper, Jerry Keefe, Gary Meyer, Jim Nickelsen, Charlie Oberlin, Mike Riethmiller, Dann Schlenbaker, Chuck Strzeynski, Jim Van Brandt, Gary Walton, Richard Block, and Glen Kurtz

2012 SPA/Great Lakes Tournament

GREAT LAKES PLAY! The Sylvania 65's traveling team, coached by Bruce Anderson, competed in the 2012 Great Lakes SPA National Tournament, finishing 2-3. The annual event was held at Pacesetter Park, Sylvania, Ohio, August 2-5. Back row, l. to r.: Dan Schlenbaker, Richard Block, Chuck Strzeynski, Glen Kurtz, Charlie Oberlin, Jim Dunlavy, Jim VanBrandt and Anderson. Front row, l. to r.: Mike Riethmiller, Gary Walton, Bob Collins, Gary Meyer, Jim Burnor, Jerry Keefe and Jim Nickelsen. Richard Block and Jim VanBrandt made the All Tournament Team. 


SPA MEDAL WINNERS! OF Richard Block, left, and Inf. Jim VanBrandt made the SPA/Great Lakes 65 AA All Tournament Team. The Nationals were held at Pacesetter Park, August 2-5. The duo are members of the Sylvania 65's Traveling Team. The 65's finished with a 2-3 record.



Buckeye Classic Tournament
photo/Ann Hendrickson

BARBERTON, OHIO - The Sylvania 65's AA Traveling Team, coached by Bruce Anderson, competed in the SPA Buckeye Classic, June 21 & 22, 2012. Back row, l. to r., Bruce Anderson, Chuck Strzeynski, Charley Oberlin, Jim VanBrandt, Gary Walton, Dann Schlenbaker & Jerry Keefe. Front row, l. to r., Jim Dunlavy, Bob Collins, Dwain Hopper, Jim Burnor & Gary Meyer. Not pictured, Jim Nickelsen.


65s' Oregon Tournament

OREGON, OHIO- The Sylvania 65's Tournament Team competed in the June 9th A.O.A. Senior Tournament, at Muni Complex. Back row, l. to r., Charlie Oberlin, Jim Van Brandt, John Radscheid, Gary Walton, Glen Kurtz, Chuck Strzeynski, Jim Nickelsen & Gary Meyer. Front row, l. tor., Dann Schlenbaker, Mike Riethmiller, Bob Collins, Jerry Keefe, Dwain Hopper, Jim Dunlavy & player/coach, Bruce Anderson.