Georgetown Light Breaking

by MickMath 12. April 2011 14:08

Georgetown, Texas - During the 2011 Manny Gonzales Memorial Tournament this year, there were many great games and senior softball happenings.

During the Saturday games Steve Blackwell of the Texas Legends 55's hit a towering Home Run that hit the lights in left field on the rise. It was from a new film "SPA's The Natural" The fences were at 300 feet and the poles were outside of the fence and this ball hit the top lights while it was still gaining height. With a Home Run of that magnitude it brought the SPA National UIC over to the field to check out Steve's bat. The bat met all of the SPA bat standards for an on the field check.

The next morning at the request of the SPA National UIC Steve's wife Nancy took Steve out to the lights he hit and took several pictures of him and the lights.

For all of the rest of you participating in the SPA local tournaments, please let Ho Hoffman, Bobby Graham or Ridge Hooks at the SPA National Headquarters know if you can best that Home Run, or if you have anything else that is news worthy and should be reported in our SPA Web Site. Don't forget to send them the pictures and let them know about the happening.

The winners from this past weekends tournament were the following teams.

 * 75's ........ Texas Greyhounds 75's
* 70 Gold ..... Texas Greyhounds 70's
* 70 Silver ... San Antonio Crackers
* 65 Gold ..... Texas Legends 65's
* 65 Silver ... Texas Greyhounds 65's
* 60 Gold ..... Guru Sports.
* 60 Silver ... Tanel 360/Bud Light
* 55's ........ Gonzales Insulation
* 50's ........ Cummings Texas Legends

Don't forget all of you players, tournament directors, umpires or fans send us pictures and or stories about the happenings or special occurrences which happen at the local SPA Tournaments.


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About the Editor

Ho Hoffman of Wadsworth,Ohio is a sports writer for the Medina (Ohio) Gazette daily newspaper. Hoffman also has been playing competitive softball for nearly sixty years and 3,000 games starting in the adult fast pitch leagues as a teenager and continuing through into today's 70's senior division.  

Hoffman for the past twenty years has also been playing on senior softball travel teams. In addition, he along with Red Bole are the tournament directors of the highly successful SPA Ohio Buckeye Classic June senior softball tournament which last year drew 77 teams, in the 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and 75 AA and AAA only divisions. 

He is also married. He and his wife Sue have three sons who are also active in softball and baseball. The youngest Matt plays adult slo-pitch softball, Mike plays Roy Hobbs 40-and over baseball and Marc is the founder, owner and president of U.S. Baseball Academy, the nation's largest baseball training program.


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