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Aug. 11, 2007
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: lost and found

Do you know any of the results for the 65's as nothing is posted yet.
July 17, 2007
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 runs or 11th. player......

I have played with the 11th player for over 5 years now in local 60 age leagues. I have not played with it in tournaments as we generally are playing in same division. The 5th infielder can be a devastating tool at that age because guys tend to run slower and the
5th infielder is near the bag. This results in a lot of double plays and generally if the batter hits up the middle he will be out. If you know the batter generally doesn’t hit up the middle the 5th infielder can move back (recommended with two outs and runner on first) and some times have a force at second or throw the runner out at first and also get to pop ups easier. I have watched tournaments with the under 35 age teams use the 5th infielder to stop teams from going up the middle but they also have very, very fast outfielders. There is a tape from 1987 hosted by Chuck Peet called slow pitch the championship way which shows how to play all positions plus more and it mentions the
5th infielder. So in closing I say take the extra fielder as you also could play 5 outfielders.
June 6, 2007
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: save it for the confessional

I used to pitch unitl 5 years ago. I am 65 and quit pitching because I couldn't see the ball at night. My son is 32 I played with truly kids and they had no concern of where they hit the ball. Nothing was sacred. They tried to go up the middle. In thier view, If you couldn't field you shouldn't be there, Asfter a while as a pticher you know who hits where and you try to pitch accordingly to the batter. I am from NJ and I saw something very interesting last year in the NJ unlimited age state championships. (Dont't remember which assoc) The young teams all played with a man over the middle. Yes this means only 3 outfileders but most guys did not go up the middle. I play in a 60 league that allows 11 defensive players and most temas use a middle infielder which greatly reduces the number of middle hits. Maybe its time for all senior age groups to consider the 11th defensive player, then a ball up the middle would be welcome.
April 20, 2007
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player in New Jersey looking for a team

Ron is a major + player and won't be playing on any AA or AAA team for very long.
Feb. 23, 2007
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any scores yet for the TOC?

Any scores yet for the TOC???
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