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Louisville's Adwell, 71, Won TOC

April 1, 2015 – Joe Ruggiero SSUSA staff

By Joseph Ruggiero

Softball News Report

David R. Adwell Sr., 71, died Nov. 6 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. An all-around great softball player, David cherished the time he spent playing ball with the Columbus Silver Sticks.

Playing with the Silver Sticks squad since 1999, Adwell served as their catcher and occasional outfielder. A solid base hitter, averaging around .500,

Adwell helped the team win several national championships and the Tournament of Champions in 2009. Adwell also played in several recreational leagues in Louisville.

“David was a great teammate. He has been around for years and it showed at the tournaments," said Jim Cabbell, manager of the Silver Sticks.

"The guy knew everybody no matter where he went and he loved to talk to everyone. He was one of the great ones and he’s really going to be missed.”

Adwell enjoyed playing softball almost as much as he enjoyed spoiling his six grandchildren.

He will be missed by those that worked with him, played with him and had the honor of calling him family.

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