- Softball Scene
- Softball Scene: DeHart’s Rentals squad making some noise in men’s slow pitch The right to lay claim to the vacant title of area’s best men’s slow pitch team is still a topic of debate. No claimant has been able to make a definitive argument that the title should belong to them.
- Softball Scene: lot has changed in slow-pitch softball in 20 years Before writing this column, I would like to offer a disclaimer. When mentioning the Clabber Girl men’s slow pitch softball team, I want readers to be aware of the fact that I’m serving as team manager this season. When reporting the outcomes of their games, I’ll try to maintain a certain degree of objectivity.
- Softball Scene: Girls youth softball is flourishing across As a part of the Indiana Amateur Softball Association Junior Olympic program, girls youth softball is flourishing on the local softball scene.
Softball Scene: Congrats to ‘Big Charlie’ and ‘Little Charlie’ for softball accomplishments
The recent presentation of the prestigious McMillan Award to Cole Vicars brought to mind several issues. First and foremost would be the prominent place held by the Vicars family in the Indiana ASA Softball Hall of Fame.
This past February, Charles E. Vicars, known as “Little Charlie,” was inducted into the Indiana ASA Softball Hall of Fame. In doing so, he joined his father, “Big Charlie,” Charles W. Vicars.
Softball Scene: Softball leagues already under way and showing growth
As you might expect, another softball season is in full swing and the “Softball Scene” is back yet again.
With that, I will make my familiar appeal to interested parties to make softball-related information available for inclusion in this column.
- Softball scene: New class enters Terre Haute Fast Pitch Hall of Fame What better way to close out another season of the Softball Scene than to introduce the 2006 inductees to the Terre Haute Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame?
- Softball scene: Summer leagues come to close The local IBEW team traveled to Champaign, Ill. to participate in the Illinois IBEW state tournament. While finishing with a 1-2 tourney mark in the 18-team affair might appear to be less than successful, the squad was composed largely of younger, untested players. Team organizer Paul Rupska hopes to be able to build on the effort and make a future run at the tourney title.
- Trackside: Big racing leagues not the only ones chasing points Chasing points can draw out the best and worst of times in racing. Love them or hate them remain as much as an intergal part of racing these days as the green and checkered flag.
Softball scene: Prescription Shop team impressive at Evansville
With the dismal performances in ASA state tourney play by several local teams, the results this past weekend certainly fall into the much-improved category.
- Softball scene: Return to wood bat necessary for slow-pitch game With the steady decline in the number of adult softball teams, I thought it time to pontificate regarding needed changes. Knowing more about the slow-pitch game, my suggestions, as farfetched as they may be, would certainly result in changes for that particular variety of softball.
Softball scene: ‘Lost weekend’ in state tourneys for Valley teams
The old Ray Milland film “The Lost Weekend” may aptly apply to the efforts of our local softballers during last weekend’s Amateur Softball Association state tournaments.
The combined record of the seven Wabash Valley participants was a less-than-sterling 4-14. Below, you will find the grisly details.
- Softball scene: Team doesn’t give up after several losses The old adage try, try again seems to apply to the recent efforts of the DeHart’s Rental softball squad. Two weeks ago the DeHart’s team was handily defeated in a round-robin affair in Avon. After the lopsided losses, the DeHart team reloaded and returned to the scene of the crime in an attempt to regain a little pride.
- Softabll scene: O’Brady’s team never loses it’s enthusiasm A couple times a year, I like to devote some column space to a team that probably won’t win a league title or compete in state tournament play. In doing so, it reminds me of the fact that the overwhelming majority of adult league teams simply enjoy playing a night or two a week in local league play for competition’s sake.
Softball Scene: Ballyhoo’s long-time reign could be nearing end
The Wabash Valley softball scene may be witnessing a significant change in the men’s slowpitch power rankings.
At question is the Ballyhoo Tavern’s nearly two-decade-long claim to the area’s No. 1 ranking. As such, it appears EZ Street Auto Sales (formerly Century 21 and Big Apple Bagels) has made big strides in closing the gap between the two squads.
- Tournament slate heating up
- Stuckey hopes young girls enjoy golf as she does
- Softball scene: Wabash Valley has plethora of softball-playing opportunities The Softball Scene column has resurfaced for yet another summer of softball reporting. As such I hop to be able to cover the local softball action. Having mentioned that, let’s see what’s happening locally.