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SYLVANIA SENIOR SOFTBALL


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

2014 50's TOURNAMENT TEAM

JIM SCHNEIDER
JIM SCHNEIDER
Head Coach/Sponsor

Jim is manager of the Sylvania Eagles tournament team. His assistant is Jase Sweede. Jim was born and raised in East Toledo. He went to Macomber Vocational High School where he played football and studied electrical construction then graduated in 1974. In 1979 he married his first love Mary and they raised 2 children together. After high school Jim played softball for many years taking a break when his children got into sports. When he saw the ad in the newspaper for the new softball league at Pacesetter he jumped at the chance to get back into softball. Since then he has made many new friends and is grateful for the opportunity to play the game he loves most.

2014 TEAM ROSTER

Bob Allgier (IF/OF)
Jerry Edmondson (IF/P)
Jeff Batanian (IF)
Joe Beham (IF/OF)
Norm Cairl (IF/OF)
Mark Clair (IF)
Monty Coffman (OF)
Monty Doran (OF)
Patrick Henry (IF)
Bob Huffman (IF/OF)
Mike Sanders (IF)
Jase Sweede (IF)
Jeff Wagenhauser (IF/OF)
Jim Watters (If/OF/P)

Eagles make debut
in Great Lakes SPA NIT

SYLVANIA EAGLES 2014 TEAM! Back row, from left, manager Jim Schneider, Jeff Wagenhauser, Mark Clair, Bob Huffman, Mike Sanders, Monty Coffman, Jim Watters and Jeff Batanian. Front row, from left, Norm Cairl, Jerry Edmondson, Patrick Henry & JoeBehan. (Not pictured: Jase Sweede, Rick Doran and Bob Allgier.)

Rookie quad fares well!!

Well the 50s tournament team (aka Sylvania Eagles) finally got off the ground August 2nd & 3rd, 2014 with a tournament in Sylvania known as the Great Lakes Senior National.

This is a mostly new group of guys that have not played tournament ball together before. We had 8 new guys and 6 returning from last season for this tournament.

In their first game on Saturday against PDC from the Chicago area they played well but fell short by 5 runs. In the second and third games they came up against some strong competition, the Mount Clemens Eagles from our neighbor to the north and the Dayton Hitmen.

Sunday morning was a new day and the Sylvania Eagles came ready to play. In the first game against the Windsor Fog the Eagles soared and stayed in front of the fog with a final of 23 to 21. In the second Sunday game the Eagles found themselves falling behind the Dayton Hitmen but they NEVER gave up and in the top of the7th inning they scored 10 runs to take the lead 23 to 21.

But unfortunately it was not enough as the Hitmen at the top of their lineup got two hits to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Baseball strategy says to intentionally walk the batter that previously hit one over the fence to create a force play anywhere. This did not work as the next batter hit a clean double to the outfield to score 2 and tie up the game. The next batter only had to hit a deep fly to score the runner from 2nd. Final score 24 to 23 Dayton.

It was a good week-end and a great Sunday for the Eagles. Saturday it rained lightly for a good portion of the morning into early afternoon that slowed down the games but Sunday made up for it as it was beautiful all day. Some of the stand outs of the week-end were over the fence homeruns by Norm Cairl (1), Monty Coffman (1), Patrick Henry (2), Mike Sanders (3), Jeff Wagenhauser (2). The infield turned 4 double plays. Also there were some fantastic catches and stops both in the infield and the outfield that made it fun to be there and watch. Jerry Edmondson pitched and fielded his position like a pro with help from Jim Watters as his back up.

Over all a great experience and my thanks to the guys who played their hearts out even with a few pulled or tired muscles.

Manager & coach Jim Schneider.

THE EAGLE SOARS! Sylvania Eagles SS Patrick Henry goes deep in the hole for a grounder in SPA NIT action at Pacesetter Park, July 31, August 1-3. MVP Henry lead his team with a .650 BA and two HR's. Forty-one teams competed in the annual event.