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LP senior softball season comes to a close

LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid senior softball finished its 2014 season Wednesday with two games at the Lake June Ballfields.

Winter Co-Champion Central Security (6-5) scored early and often in a 27-8 win over Spring Champion Yates Insurance (9-2). Pacing The Securitymen with five hits each were owner Dana Hurlbut (home run, double), Dick Cook (two home runs), and Dave Klein. Joe Hedges (two doubles) had four hits, while winning pitcher Harland Newby chipped in with three. Bill Gallagher went deep for Yates.

Harvey Jones' fifth hit of the game was a walk-off winner for Schooni's (4-7) over Winter Co-Champion Seminole Tire (3-8). Kyle Saunders (two doubles) and Ron Wickman (double, triple) also notched five apiece, while Norm Grubbs (home run, two doubles) and winning pitcher Victor Rodriguez (two doubles) added four each.

"Wahoo" Stanley led The 'Noles with two doubles and a homer. Skip Raller (double), Jim Hensley, and Frank Hedges (double) had four hits apiece. Schooni's won 26-25 over Seminole Tire.

Following the games, players and spouses held their annual picnic in the park. Meats and soft drinks were provided by the league. Players furnished a variety of covered dishes and desserts.

John Ladensack even delayed his daily sojourn to the Moose Lodge to enjoy the festivities.

Officers for 2015 are the same as 2014 - President Ray Hensley, Vice President Ron Hanisch, and Treasurer Howard Carney. Trophies were presented to the winning teams in the split season schedule.

The league would like to thank the following for making the season a success: sponsors, for providing the uniforms so players know their teammates managers Doran, Dick, Paul, and Pete, for their constant reminders to throw the ball to players wearing the same colored uniform, and scorekeepers, for telling players who is on deck to hit grounds keepers Vic, Dick, and Howard, for polishing our "diamonds in the rough" great cooks Dick and Alan, for the hand made burgers at the postgame BBQ grille

Dana Hurlbut, for sponsoring the grille Gene Welbaum, for the first aid kits, especially the dry ice umpires Don Thomas, Tom Gaiownik, and Jim Cissell, for rendering impartial calls in spite of a cacophony of protests to the contrary. A special thanks to Jodi Bluml for her excellent work on the league website www.lpsoftball.com. Visit the site for pictures, highlights, scores, and other pertinent information.