SASSL 70s champs Alpha Males front, l-r: Mike Storlie, Ben Valdez, Lou Torres, Robert Cedillo, Pepe Fernandez, Tom MacKinder. Back: J.J. Valdez, Mike Salazar, Johnny Lozano, Richard Perez, Larry Kasper, Don Albrecht, Alan Danielson, Alex Estrada.
Manager J.J. Valdez's Alpha Males capped their 9-1 run to the 2023 SASSL Fall Ball 70+ championship with a 16-6 victory over Outlaws and a 12-11 win over Wildcats on Nov. 8 at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations
SASSL 75 champs Lupe Gomez, Richard Keilholz, Jesse Valdez, Eli "Hound" Garza, Juan Rios, Ernest Treviño, Moses Alaniz, Ken Scanlon, Danny Flores, Tommy John, Rudy Dela Cruz, Joe Gonzales, Joe Cano, Larry Richardson, Jesse Ayala, Mike Salazar, Ben Valdez.
Spent most of the opening night of SASSL 50s Fall Ball troubleshooting previously unvisited camera settings to resolve issues eventually attributed to a couple of malfunctioning long lenses. One wouldn’t zoom and abruptly vibrated into focus. The other couldn’t capture enough light to adequately shoot fast-moving action beneath Thursday night lights at Normoyle Park. Where have we heard that one before, eh? LOL The frustrating procedure, however, produced some interesting results from Alamo City Heat’s extra inning of one-pitch 37-27 flipflop victory over Texas Locos, a barnburner of a game worthy of more than the price of admission. These photographs are not meant to illustrate my “artsy” side. Merely a case of making the most of an unfortunate situation. Then again, some of you may request more multiple-exposure shoots. Either way, I just must share a few of these photos. By the time Team Blast was well into a 19-8 victory over Team Madness in the subsequent game, my Nikon D5 battery was spent. Switched devices and shot video of a few highlights and lowlights to follow this post here on the SASSL Facebook group page. In keeping with the spirit of one long night at the ballpark, my iPhone battery died before the nightcap was completed. Therefore, we’re requesting all Blast and Madness players to please wear your uniforms Thursday night for team photos, and we’ll try again to get them in focus. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations Webmaster
Congratulations to Softball Rehab Double Nickel (9-1) for winning the 2023 SASSL 50s silver-division summer league championship!!!
With only a slight chance of early-morning rain and Fall Ball winding down, SASSL Open Practices at Normoyle are set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Thursday, Oct. 12, on Field 2 or 3 at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Open to all San Antonio Senior Softball League players and prospects 39-and-older, including 30-and-holding women of the SASSL Coed League. Great opportunity to get 30 to 50 swings at live pitching, complete with year-end senior softball camaraderie.
The valiant efforts of San Antonio Seniors Softball League groundskeepers Mando Solis, Earlie Satterwhite, and J.J. Valdez frequently are the difference between rainouts and SASSL league games played at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Photo by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media and Public Relations Webmaster
Congratulations to Mixed Nuts for becoming the first San Antonio Seniors Softball League Coed team to complete a season undefeated (10-0) en route to winning the 2023 SASSL Coed Spring League at Normoyle Park. Photo by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & PR
The Rangers (6-2) secured the SASSL 50s silver division crown with a 16-15 victory over H4B (5-3) and a 10-8 title-clincher against Double Nickle (5-3) on the final night of SASSL Fall Ball 2022 at Normoyle Park. SASSL photo by Tim Hipps
One-armed pitcher-manager Marco Miranda led his Maddawgs on a convincing 9-and-1 run to win the San Antonio Seniors Softball League's 2022 Coed Summer Season championship at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Manager Jorge Rivera's Mixed Nuts (6-4) finished three games back, followed by Mary Rocha's JHF (5-5), Alex Rodriguez's Jokers Wild Fun Bunch (3-7), and Lisa Rodriguez's Minions (2-8). Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Affairs Webmaster
Humana .45s outfielder and leadoff hitter Mark Weber went 7-for-8 at the plate in two games with his new team in SASSL 60/65s summer league play Saturday, June 25, at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. The added firepower helped close the gap but wasn't quite enough for the .45s, who lost 17-13 to the spring league champion Silver Streaks and 10-9 to Weber's former Team Texas. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations Webmaster
Tony Guzman's inside-the-park, two-run homer down the right-field line capped the San Antonio Bandits' two-out, eight-run rally to a 14-13 victory over Double Nickle in SASSL 50s Summer League play June 30 at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations Webmaster
Pickup player Ron Slade (left) helps Joe "Doc" Gonzales and John Beard snap San Antonio Outlaws' 15-game losing streak with a 19-7 victory over Wildcats in SASSL 70s summer league play June 22 at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Photo by Tim Hipps
SASSL is THE LARGEST local SENIOR SOFTBALL ORGANIZATION in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, per number of participants!
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SASSL, dba "The San Antonio Seniors Softball League" is a non-profit Charity charted under the State of Texas to "promote the physical and mental fitness of senior citizens through participation in senior sports and specifically senior softball. As an amateur sports organization it fosters national or international competition. The corporation is organized and approved by the IRS for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986.