Septuagenarians Continue to Pitch Well in Mens Fastpitch

July 3, 2013

Rice Lake, WI

Septuagenarians Continue to Pitch Well in Mens Fastpitch

July 1st, 2013

Big Rock Invitational in Mt Vernon, WA -- 74 year old Mike Trotter of Eagle Point, Oregon, hobbling around on knees with multiple operations and pitching in his 6th decade, shut down JRW & Associates for 4 innings, allowing 3 hits, one unearned run and striking out 4. Jason Wright finished up in K-Club's 8-1 victory.   Later that day, Mike pitched for his old club - Old Growth/Rose City Merchants of Portland, OR in the Consolation Championship. Trotter lasted until the 5th inning in an eventual 11-6 loss to Ivory Headwear of Portland, OR.   (The Richmond BC Stealers edged K-Club of Bremerton, WA 3-0 in the Upper Division Championship)   Jim Williamson Sponsor/Manager JRW Fastpitch

Rice Lake, WI -- 77-year old Lyle Lieffring returned to the Red Cedar Men’s Fastpitch League pitcher circle for the first time since June 16, 2010. His return was a successful one as his Shaun Carr Agency/Tobaggon Run Dental Oredockers downed GB Sales/Independent Sanitation and Recycling 16-2.  The game was 1 of 3 interdivisional matchups, the final round of such games on the 2013 schedule.           Leiffring limited his opponents to 2 hits, singles by Brandon Christian and Travis Larson, and a lone walk in hurling the win and also batted 3 times collecting a walk, suffering a strike out, and hitting into a fielder’s choice.   Ronn Kopp NAFA President