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SYLVANIA SENIOR SOFTBALL


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


 

BRUCE ANDERSON
Head 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.
 
HALL OF FAME! In 2014 Bruce was enshrined in the Whitmer High School Hall of Fame for 40-years of coaching and teaching.

 
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photo/JIM SCHNEIDER

FRICKER'S Regional Manager Liesa Wackler, with the cut-glass trophy and autographed team ball the '70's Fricker's Tournament team won in 2014 at Thee Buckeye Classic, Barberton, Ohio.

 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS The 70's traveling tournament team, coached by Bruce Anderson was established in 2006, playing in the 65'S bracket, they won the ISA-SSWC Qualifier in Novi, Michigan. Veterans Jim Burnor, Jim Dunlavy, Jim Nickelsen and Jerry Keefe are still playing for the Fricker's '70's team.

 

FRICKER'S SPA 2016
TOURNAMENT WINS

THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC
Barberton, Ohio
June 14-16, 2016

THE HEART of OHIO
Columbus, Ohio
June 22-26, 2016

GREAT LAKES NIT
Sylvania, Ohio
August 11-14, 2016

 
2017 TEAM ROSTER

BRUCE ANDERSON
RICHARD BLOCK
LEE BRANDYBERRY
JAMES BURNOR
AL COATES
DON DHEEL
JAMES DUNLAVY
JERRY KEEFE
WARREN KUMLEY
GARY MEYER
JAMES NICKELSEN
JOHN RADSCHEID
DENNY SHAFFER
DAN SCHLENBACKER
DON TOROK
JIM VANBRANDT
MARK VONDEREMBSE
DICK WACHTER

Fricker's takes 2nd in AA/AAA
Div. at Thee Buckeye Classic

photo/JOHN HENDRICKSON

BARBERTON, OHIO - The Fricker's 70's tournament team took second place in the AA/AAA Gray Div. at Thee Buckeye Classic, June 13-15, with a 3-2 record. Back row, l-r: Lee Brandyberry, Jim VanBrandt, James Dunlavy, Gary Meyer, Richard Block, Warren Kumley & John Radscheid. Front row, l-r: Dann Schlenbaker, Al Coates, Mark Vonderembse, Richard Wachter, Don Torok, Jim Nickelsen & Jerry Keefe. Missing: Bruce Anderson, Don Dheel & James Burnor. Top hitters: Wachter -.692, Radscheid, Meyer & Nickelsen - 667 and Torok & Coates - .625.

photo/SUSAN C. MEYER

BARBERTON, OHIO - L-R: Mark Vonderembse, Jim Nickelsen, James Dunlavy. Richard Block and Jim VanBrandt with the 2nd place plaque. Nickelsen hit .667 in five games at Thee Buckeye Classic.

photo/SUSAN C. MEYER

BARBERTON, OHIO - Fricker's Richard Wachter, left, led the team with a .692 BA at Thee Buckeye Classic. Dann Schlenbaker, center who hit .667.

photo/SUSAN C. MEYER

TOP HITTERS! Al Coates, left, .625 BA, John Radscheid, .667 BA and Don Torok, .625 BA, had hot bats at Thee Buckeye Classic for Fricker's.

photo/SUSAN D. MEYER

THE AKRON CONNECTION! Richard Wachter, left, Al Coates, Don Torok, Lee Brandyberry and Warren Kumley are from the Akron area and travel with the team to tournaments. Wachter was the top hitter for Fricker's at Barberton with a .692 BA.

photo/SUSAN MEYER

BARBERTON, OHIO- Gary Meyer, left and Jerry Keefe with the 2nd place award, won at Thee Buckeye Classic Tournament, June 13-15, 2017. The Fricker's team finished with a 3-2 record in the Gray AA/AA division.

photo/SUSAN MEYER

DAYTON, OHIO-Matt Ficklin, center, welcomes Gary Meyer, left and James Dunlavy, right to Fricker's, Miller Lane. The Fricker's team visited Fricker's during the team's tournament play at Kettering Fields.

photo/JIM SCHNEIDER

FRICKER'S Liesa Wackler, Regional Manager, Ray Frick and Jerry Keefe at the opening of the Legends League. Mr. Frick was guest of honor. Fricker's has been a sponsor of the SSS League, since 2008, the year the league was established.