Murrysville senior softball team competitive in 2014
The Murrysville senior softball team completed its 2014 season in the Western Pennsylvania Senior Citizens Softball League.
The team, which consisted of players 59 years of age and older, finished fourth in a competitive regular season with 10 wins and 13 losses.
In the championship playoffs, Murrysville defeated Penn-Trafford in the first round, but suffered a loss to the first-place Pido’s team of West Mifflin.
Murrysville ended the campaign with 10 players batting .500 or better.
The team played its home games on Tuesday evenings at the large field at Townsend Park. The field has been renovated to have 320-foot fences in left and right fields.
The team played two games a week from early May to September.
Other teams in the league were CTS of West Newton and Uniontown.
The team, sponsored by Rick’s Sports Bar and Grill, featured outfielders Cliff Miller, Ron Perry, Lou Pianetti, Brad Baltrus, Jeff Watt (also a pitcher), Denny Ayers and Rex Santa Casa; infielders Joe Rossney (also an outfielder), Tim Wiles, Dave Zeminski, Dean Tortorice, Rick Miller (also an outfielder), Mel Watt, Dave Hellman, Jack Nee (also assistant manager), Billy Stoops (also a catcher) and Danny Falcone; pitchers Kevin Yusko and Jim Kennel; catchers Rick Tuck and Frank Beniniti; and manager Bob Markley.
The scorekeeper was Sandy Perry.
The team members recently celebrated the season at a banquet.
The players also competed for Pittsburgh and other area travels teams at many regional tournaments in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, South Carolina, Kentucky and Florida.
Some of these players also are going with their regional qualifiers to the 2014 Senior World Series.
Each year, there is a need for new senior softball players.
Anyone interested in competitive slow-pitch senior softball can call Bob Markley at 724-327-3702, Jack Nee at 724-863-4433, Jim Kennel at 724-733-4883 or Joe Rossney at 724-327-3132.�
Michael Love is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 412-388-5825 or at [email protected]