Sports Shorts: July 7, 2005
By Denton Ramsey / Staff Writer
Old Timers Roundup
The Alpine Old Timers are currently sitting at 4-8 after a rocky start to begin their season.
According to Jim Ruth, the Old Timers will be heading to Fort Stockton this weekend before heading home for a five-game home stand.
After starting six of their first seven games on the road, the Old Timers are definitely ready to play at home.
Next week’s five-game home stand will begin with a battle between Alpine and Midland. After that, Alpine will be hosting Pecos, Odessa and Carlsbad at Kokernot Field.
“We had a rocky start, but things are starting to look up now,” Ruth said.
The team is currently comprised of 10 to 11 players and the Old Timers play every Sunday in double-header action beginning at 1 p.m.
“We’re letting the Little League teams run the concession stands,” Ruth said. “If any of the teams are interested in running the concessions, they can contact me for further information.”
Ruth can be reached at 294-2380.
Proceeds from this weekend’s softball tournament involving both the Old Timers and the Women’s Softball League at Kokernot Field are going to a much bigger cause.
The area tournament, sponsored by Redeemer Lutheran Church, will give all proceeds from the event to a local family whose house recently burned down.
The tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday with action beginning at 9 a.m. both days. Sunday’s championship is tentatively set for 3 p.m.
Women’s Softball League Update
The Alpine Women’s Softball League, comprised of six teams, is beginning to heat up in action as most teams have played between seven and eight games.
Currently, Team Extreme, is sitting in a first place tie with the Marfa Outlaws as both teams have identical records at 7-1.
Wrong Way (3-4) is currently in third place, La Casita (2-5) holds fourth, Diamond Girls (1-6) are in fifth, while the Wrangler Rangers (0-7) are in sixth.
The women’s softball teams play each week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
“Everyone gets involved and we have had good crowds at the games so far,” Jim Ruth said. “It’s been pretty nice.”
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