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Discussion: Softball Situation in Oregon

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March 23, 2013
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
419 posts
Softball Situation in Oregon
Can someone fill me in on the senior softball situation in Oregon? I am interested in league play and tournament play.

I am contemplating a move to the Eugene area by early 2014. I will be making a couple of trips to the area this summer and would like to make some contacts for next year while there. I will be eligible for 70's at that time, but still run pretty good and could play 65's if that was the only option.

I have played for Crackerbox out of Arkansas for the last 8 years, but will be playing with the Dallas Spurs 65's this year because Crackerbox moved to 70's.

I am interested in league play and tournament play.
March 23, 2013
Omar Khayyam
994 posts
TexasTransplant, I know there is quite a lot of senior softball interest in Medford. They have a beautiful softball complex and host a couple of senior softball tournaments each year. Don't know about the rest of Oregon, and our current northern California website is still being rebuilt, so I can't even get you a phone number for reference. The Oregon Road Runners club is southern Oregon, and Portland has some competitive teams, at least by their performance in Rock N' Reno each year. I'm sure you'll find some opportunities, despite western Oregon's reputation for lots of rain all year long.
March 23, 2013
Bill in Sac
Men's 75
31 posts
Tex T
Try these numbers.
541-552-0491, or slowpitche@aol.com
This is for Harry Purslow in Medford, Or.
He is the tourn director for the Medford tourns.
If you need any more info., email me at billenos60@sbcglobal.net.
Bill
March 23, 2013
Jawood
Men's 50
794 posts
I'm sure you have your reasons, but Dallas Texas to Eugene Oregon? Weather sucks up here!
March 23, 2013
Wayne 37
198 posts
You don't know what sucks mean until you've lived in Texas in summer. We don't weathermen here telling us, it going to 100 degrees for 83rd day in a row. If you live here, you'd throw away your Oregon Umbrella Collection........unless you need the shade...lol
March 24, 2013
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
419 posts
Wife+daughters+grandkids > than my love of warm weather.

Raised two kids, saw them get excellent educations, and what do they do. Marry Yankees and migrate to Oregon. Go figure!
March 24, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4357 posts
Check out the link and go through the rosters and contact team mgrs in your age bracket, if there. Or they may get you another way to get info. There is allso the assn in WA. I'm sure they would know about also.

http://ncssa.info/rosters/rosterFrame.php?year=2012

This is the original site link, but has not been kept up for about a year now because the politics within the assn after the web master passed on. New site is in same disaccord mess.
March 24, 2013
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
419 posts
Thanks to all above for the info.
March 25, 2013
curveball
Men's 65
400 posts
Call Ron Boley, Portland Parks and Recreation, head of softball at Delta Park Complex, 503 823-8566. He'll hook you up with who you need to contact. In Eugene, you've got 100 mi drive to play in Portland, or 180mi to play in Medford. There is some softball in Salem and Eugene, Ron will hook you up with the people. Tell him "the pizza man" sent you...................
Enjoy Oregon...
March 25, 2013
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
419 posts
Thanks, Curveball. Good information. I'm sure I've done crazier things than drive 100 miles to play ball, but 100 miles for league ball might be a bit of a stretch.
April 16, 2013
bking
12 posts
We would like to talk to you about playing in the Oregon Travel league 503-931-3223, Bill
May 11, 2013
bandylegs9
Men's 60
2 posts
TexasTransplant I moved here about 5 years ago from CA--played Maj+ there and all across the U.S. I can give you a good idea with what's going on up here.
email me od4473@yahoo.com
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