Spring 2014 UCSC Intramurals Coed Softball:
                Re-Entry Team Home Page
Two-time defending UCSC Intramural Coed Softball Champions


Intramurals Coed Softball Champions in Fall 1996, Spring 1997, Fall 1997, Fall 1999, Fall 2001, Fall 2004, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2013, and Fall 2013.


Team name: Re-Entry (sponsored by STARS)

Captain: Eddie Santos (edrsanto@ucsc.edu)

Webmaster: Howard Haber (haber@scipp.ucsc.edu)

League Commissioner: Kevin ("Skippy") Givens (kdgivens@ucsc.edu)

IM Sports Coordinator: Linda Clauss (lclauss@ucsc.edu)

Link to Coed Premier Softball Leauge web page

Link to UCSC Intramural Sports web page

Link to UCSC Intramural sports schedules

Link to OPERS web page

Link to History of the Re-Entry Coed Softball Team 1996--2014 web page

Table of Contents

Latest News | Next Game | Box score, commentary and game log of the last game | Box scores, commentaries and game logs of the Spring 2014 season | Captain's Blog | Re-Entry team roster | Spring 2014 season schedule | Premier Softball league standings | Re-Entry team statistics | Re-Entry team leaders | Scores from the Premier softball games | Location of the Softball Fields | The Fall 2013 Coed Softball Re-Entry team photo | Re-Entry team photos from previous seasons | Re-Entry team web pages from previous seasons | The Re-Entry open team web pages from the early 2000s | Championships from the 1990s | History of the Re-Entry Coed Softball Team 1996--2014]


Spring 2014 Coed Softball Team

The Spring 2014 Coed Softball Re-Entry Team

back row standing (from left to right): Eddie, Andrew, A.J., Rob, Yahoo and Omar

front row kneeling (from left to right): Clara, Laurie, Howie, Alexa and Pauline

not shown: Isaac, Jessica, Stephanie, Taylor and Vanessa

For additional Re-Entry team photos, click here.


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The third time was not the charm. Playing in our fourth consecutive Championship game, and attempting to achieve the first three-peat since 1996--1997, Re-Entry went up against an inspired Team Musashi who had already halted the Re-Entry 37 consecutive regular season game winning streak earlier this spring. Re-Entry scored 10 of its 12 runs with two outs, as it made a valiant effort to keep pace with the Team Musashi offensive machine. Unfortunately, the Re-Entry offense could not maintain the two-out magic in the bottom of the 6th inning, as it left the bases loaded with two outs with the tying run at the plate. Ultimately, Team Musashi prevailed by a score of 18--12, and left Re-Entry one victory short of its ultimate goal.

The final Re-Entry team statistics for the spring 2014 season are now available. Congratulations to the Re-Entry team leaders in the various hitting categories. Clara barely edged out Alexa for the female team leaders in batting (.591 vs. .588), while Yahoo overtook Andrew to seize the male lead in homeruns, slugging and OPS. Laurie led all women in slugging, while Howie completed the season with a perfect hitting record of 19 hits in 19 at bats. Hats off to our RBI leaders, Andrew (17) and Pauline (9). The MVPs of the season go to Yahoo and Clara, while Pauline takes home the hardware for MVP of the Championship game due to five RBIs (all with two outs!) to keep Re-Entry close.

Check out the team photos, which include all the pictures taken at the end-of-season pizza party at Tony & Alba. Enjoy your summer break, and we look forward to seeing many of you again in the fall, when we will have a chance to reclaim the Championship that was so cruelly wrested from our grasp.

Next Game

The next game will take place in October, 2014 when play resumes for the Fall 2014 UCSC Intramural Coed Softball season. Stay tuned for further details in late September.

Box score, commentary and game log of the last game



Re-Entry vs. Team Musashi
Championship game1234567RHE
Team Musashi506401218----
Re-Entry50052001225--
Re-Entry
HITTERSABRHRBISF2B3BHRAVG
Nicholas "Yahoo" Yaholkovsky41210001.765
Clara Lillig-Wilshire60200000.591
Andrew Arthur30100000.750
Laurie Chavez61200100.438
Omar Moreno 32210200.615
Alexa Lomberg 53410000.588
Howie Haber323101001.000
Pauline Disch51350000.478
Eddie Santos31210000.700
Rob Fairley30110010.538
A.J. (Alex) Troup31310001.579
TEAM TOTALS441225120412.584

SF indicates the number of sacrifice flies.
AVE indicates the season batting average after the completion of this game.


Re-Entry's only loss in the regular season came at the hands of Team Musashi. The Championship Game provided Re-Entry with a second opportunity. Unfortunately, Team Musashi put on an impressive hitting clinic, leaving Re-Entry with the task of playing catch-up. The Re-Entry hitters did manage to provide some clutch hitting, producing 10 RBIs with two outs! But, Re-Entry scored no runs in four of the seven innings, and thus was not able to produce enough offense to overtake Team Musashi.

In the top of the first inning, Team Musashi struck first for five runs before any outs were made. The damage could have been greater. But, Clara playing second made two critical plays. On a pop-up behind second base with the bases loaded, Clara quickly moved deftly to her right to track down the ball, and then alertly headed to second base to tag the bag before the Team Musashi runner could recover, thereby completing an unassisted double play and earning a webgem. The next batter hit a hot ground ball in Clara's direction, but she was up to the task. Fielding it cleanly, she threw the runner out at first base to end the inning.

Already down five runs, Re-Entry responded in the bottom of the first. Yahoo launched a line drive to deep left field. The left fielder made a valiant attempt to reach the ball but it grazed off his glove and got past the left-center fielder backing up the play. The end result was a homerun, and Re-Entry was on the board. Two quick outs followed, but Re-Entry was just getting started. Back to back doubles by Laurie and Omar followed by an RBI single by Alexa brought the Re-Entry run total to 3. Howie then laced a double down the right field line, and suddenly Re-Entry had runners at second and third. Pauline then drove in two runs with sharp single to center field, with Howie just beating the throw home. Re-Entry had tied the score, which now stood at 5--5.

Re-Entry held Team Musashi scoreless in the second inning. The defensive highlight and webgem occurred on a single to Laurie in right field. The Team Musashi batter attempted to stretch the single into a double. But, a perfect throw by Laurie to the shortstop Howie covering second arrived simultaneously with the runner. The runner attempted to avoid the tag, and actually overran second base, at which point Howie was able to tag him out. In the bottom of the second, Re-Entry put two runners on with two outs, but the two out magic was not there this time, and Re-Entry was held scoreless as well.

The heart of the Team Musashi lineup returned to bat in the third inning, and a few defensive lapses along with superb Team Musashi hitting resulted in six runs. Both the Team Musashi men and women were hitting line drives to the outfield gaps, and their hitters deserve full credit for an impressive offensive display. The damage could have been worse. Omar, playing third, charged a slowly hit ground ball. As he fielded it, he tripped as he was getting ready to throw to first. Desperately trying to maintain his balance, Omar finally gave in to the inevitable, but somehow managed a shovel throw to first just before hitting the turf. Remarkably, the throw was on target and beat the runner for the third out of the inning. Meanwhile in the bottom of the third inning, an opening single by Yahoo was immediately erased by a double play by the outstanding Team Musashi shortstop. The score stood 11--5 in favor of Team Musashi at the end of the third inning.

In the top of the fourth inning, Re-Entry realigned their defensive. Previously, Rob was at first, Clara at second, Pauline in left and Laurie in right. But, the manager Eddie decided to move Clara to first, Laurie to second and Pauline to right, in order to get more range at second base and left field. Initially, the change in defensive strategy showed no effect,as Team Musashi kept up the offensive pressure,scoring four runs and loading the bases. The next batter hit a hard grounder to first base. Clara alertly fielded the ball, stepped on first base for one out and then fired home to Alexa. There was now no force at home, but Alexa deftly tagged the runner from third to complete the unusual 1--2 double play. The next batter sent a fly ball to short right-center field. Laurie, now playing second, got a great jump and managed to track down the flare for the third out of the inning, thereby holding Team Musashi to four runs scored. Re-Entry now trailed by a 15--5 score, with half the game completed.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Re-Entry summoned some more two out magic. With Omar at second base, three singles in a row by Howie, Alexa and Eddie resulted in two runs. Eddie alertly took second on the throw to the outfield, and Re-Entry now had runners at second and third. For the second time in the game, Pauline provided the key hit--a single to center field driving in two runs. Rob followed with a deep drive to left field resulting in a triple and the fifth run of the inning. Re-Entry had pulled to within 15--10. In the top of the fifth inning, Re-Entry held Team Musashi scoreless for the second time of the game, and in the bottom of the fifth, a massive homerun to deep left field by A.J. (way over the head of the left fielder) started the inning on a positive note. Two outs followed, but once more the two-out magic was invoked. Two singles by Alexa and Andrew brought up Pauline who delivered yet another RBI single to center field. All in all, Pauline had 5 RBIs for Re-Entry, all of them occurring with two outs. Re-Entry had closed the gap to 15--12, with two innings remaining.

With the new defensive alignment in place and seemingly working, Re-Entry held Team Musashi to one run. The game would turn on a key play in the bottom of the sixth inning. The inning looked promising with three singles by Clara, Howie and Eddie loaded the bases with one out. Next, Alexa hit a line drive up the middle for what looked to be an RBI single. But the pitcher, Omar, who was trying to avoid getting hit by the ball turned the wrong way and the line drive barely grazed his glove on its way to center field. This was not immediately noticed by the umpires, but was quickly pointed out to them by the Team Musashi shortstop. After a conference, the umpires ruled interference by the pitcher. The batter was declared out and the runners had to return to their bases. The bases were still loaded but now with two outs. Unfortunately, the two-out Re-Entry magic had run out, and a pop-out to the second baseman ended the last credible Re-Entry threat.

The seventh inning was somewhat anti-climactic. Team Musashi managed to push across two insurance runs. One notable defensive play by Re-Entry came with a runner on first base. A flare to short right field froze the runner. A.J. fielded the ball on a bounce and threw to Omar playing shortstop to get the force out at second. Re-Entry made some noise in the bottom of the seventh, putting two runners on base via singles by A.J. and Clara. But Yahoo's sharp grounder to third was fielded cleanly by the Team Musashi's talented female third basewoman, who was guarding the line as is typical in the latter stages of a game. (Not really...by now everyone knew of Yahoo's preference for the third base line.) A force play at third base recorded the second out, and a fly ball to right field ended any chance of a Re-Entry comeback.

So, the championship three-peat was denied. Although the outcome might have been different with a more consistent offensive production, Re-Entry tipped our collective caps to a very talented Team Musashi, who clearly earned the victory on solid defense and an impressive offensive display (in particular from the distaff side of their team). There was no doubt that this was the best team that we had faced in the last two years (four seasons) of play. Still, four championship games and two championships something that Re-Entry can be proud of. Although we will be losing some key players (including Laurie and Clara---we will miss you!), we look forward to the fall 2014 season with many players returning, and another opportunity to compete for those championship T-shirts.

Championship game log

First inning

Yahoo homers to left field. Yahoo scores.
Clara grounds out to the shortstop.
Andrew flies out to right field.
Laurie doubles to right-center field.
Omar doubles to right field. Laurie scores. Omar advances to third base on the overthrow.
Alexa singles to right field. Omar scores.
Howie doubles to right field. Alexa to third.
Pauline singles to center field. Alexa scores. Howie scores. Pauline advances to second on the throw to home.
Eddie pops out to the shortstop.

Second inning

Clara strikes out.
Rob lines out to left field.
Laurie singles to left-center field.
A.J. singles to left field. Laurie to second.
Alexa flies out to center field.

Third inning

Yahoo singles to left field.
Pauline grounds into a double play, shortstop (unassisted) to first base. Yahoo out at second. Pauline out at first.
Andrew flies out to center field.

Fourth inning

Clara flies out to left field.
Omar double to right center field.
Laurie flies out to center field.
Howie singles to left field. Omar scores.
Alexa singles to right field. Howie to second.
Eddie singles to right field. Howie scores. Alexa to third. Eddie advances to second on the throw to third base.
Pauline singles to center field. Alexa scores. Eddie scores.
Rob triples to left field. Pauline scores.
Clara grounds out to the third baseman.

Fifth inning

A.J. homers to left field. A.J. scores
Laurie grounds out to the shortstop.
Yahoo flies out to center field.
Alexa singles to right field.
Andrew singles to right field. Alexa to third.
Pauline singles to center field. Alexa scores. Andrew to second.
Omar flies out to center field.

Sixth inning

Clara singles to the shortstop.
Howie singles to left field. Clara to second.
Laurie pops out to the shortstop.
Eddie singles to right field. Clara to third. Howie to second.
Alexa singles up the middle. Alexa is out due to interference by the pitcher. Runners do not advance.
Rob pops out to the second baseman.

Seventh inning

Pauline grounds out to the shortstop.
A.J. singles to left field.
Clara singles on a dribbler in front of home plate. A.J. to second.
Yahoo grounds into a forceout to the third baseman. A.J. is out at third. Clara to second. Yahoo to first.
Laurie flies out to right field.

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Box scores of the Spring 2014 games, commentaries and game logs

Box scores, commentaries and game logs from all 2014 spring season games can be found here.

Captain's Blog

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for a great season. After winning back-to-back titles, we were the team to beat this season, and with such a target on our back it was only a matter of time before we were dethroned. We certainly played well, certainly battled hard, but Team Musashi played a fantastic game, and so we congratulate them on their championship season. They had to go through us twice to earn the right to be champions. After the game, their shortstop revealed to me he's been on several teams over the years who have had their seasons ended by us, so this was a particularly joyous victory for them. They were certainly hungry.

To those graduating and/or moving away, thanks again for all of your contributions over the years. You will be missed. And for those of you who will be back in the Fall, you'll be hearing from me before you know it. This Fall will likely be my swan song, at least as a graduate student and manager, so I look forward to the opportunity to reclaim the top spot and go out as a champ.

Have a great summer everyone.

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TEAM ROSTER

Spring 2014 Re-Entry coed team softball roster

PLAYERPOSITION(S)
Andrew Arthur OF
Laurie Chavez OF, 3B
Pauline Disch OF
Stephanie Douglas C
Rob Fairlie 1B, 3B
Howie Haber SS
Clara Lillig-Wilshire 2B, OF, C
Alexa Lomberg C
Omar Moreno OF, 3B
Vanessa Sanchez C
Eddie Santos OF, SS
Taylor Sills 1B
Isaac Smith OF
A.J. (Alex) Troup OF
Jessica Withers 2B, C
Nicholas "Yahoo" Yaholkovsky 3B, 1B



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Schedule of softball games

Spring 2014 Coed Softball Schedule

DateTime Field OpponentScore
April 11 5:30 pm 1 Joseph's Team 20--12 (W)
April 18 5:30 pm 1 The Pretty Pigeons postponed
April 25 5:30 pm 1 The Limp Noodles postponed
May 2 5:30 pm 1 The Softballers 23--13 (W)
May 16 5:30 pm 1 Team Musashi 9--13 (L)
May 23 5:30 pm 1 The Limp Noodles 21--4 (W)
May 23 6:45 pm 1 The Pretty Pigeons win by forfeit
Semi-finalsMay 30 5:30 pm 2 The Softballers 9--8 (W)
Championship game June 6 5:30 pm 1 Team Musashi 12--18 (L)



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Premier Softball League Standings

Team Won Lost Games Behind
Re-Entry 4 1 --
Team Musashi 4 1 --
Joseph's Team 4 1 --
The Softballers 2 3 2
The Limp Noodles 1 4 3
The Pretty Pigeons 0 5 4

Order of the top three teams determined by run differential.



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Spring 2014 Re-Entry Team Statistics

PLAYER AT BATS RUNS HITSHR 3B 2B RBI SF TB AVG SLG OPS
Nicholas "Yahoo" Yaholkovsky 179 135 0 3 10 031 .765 1.824 2.588
Andrew Arthur 167 12 4 1 1 17 1 27 .750 1.6882.393
Omar Moreno 139 8 4 0 3 9 0 23 .615 1.7692.385
Howie Haber 199 19 0 2 2 3 0 25 1.000 1.316 2.316
Eddie Santos 2010 14 3 1 1 9 1 26 .700 1.3002.000
A.J. (Alex) Troup 197 113 1 4 9 0 26 .579 1.368 1.947
Rob Fairlie 134 7 1 3 1 7 0 17 .538 1.308 1.846
Clara Lillig-Wilshire 228 13 0 0 3 4 0 16 .591 .7271.318
Laurie Chavez 165 7 0 2 2 3 0 13 .438 .813 1.250
Alexa Lomberg 177 10 0 0 0 3 0 10 .588 .588 1.176
Isaac Smith 82 3 0 1 1 3 0 6 .375 .750 1.125
Stephanie Douglas 20 1 0 0 0 0 01 .500 .500 1.000
Pauline Disch 237 11 0 0 0 9 1 11 .478 .478 .937
Vanessa Sanchez 132 5 0 1 0 1 0 7 .385 .538 .923
Taylor Sills 195 8 0 0 1 3 0 9 .421 .474 .895
Jessica Withers 133 4 0 0 0 0 04 .308 .308 .615
TEAM TOTALS 250 94 146 201222 903 252 .584 1.008 1.585



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Spring 2014 Re-Entry Team Leaders

Category Male leader Female leader
At Bats Eddie (20) Pauline (23)
Runs Eddie (10) Clara (8)
Hits Howie (19) Clara (13)
Homeruns Yahoo (5) --
Triples Rob (3) Laurie (2)
Doubles A.J. (4) Clara (3)
RBIs Andrew (17) Pauline (9)
Sacrifice flies Andrew, Eddie (1) Pauline (1)
Total bases Yahoo (31) Clara (16)
Batting average Howie (1.000) Clara (.590)
Slugging Percentage Yahoo (1.824) Laurie (.813)
OPS Yahoo (2.588) Clara (1.318)



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Premier League Softball Results

April 11

Re-Entry 20     Joseph's Team 12
Team Musashi 26     The Pretty Pigeons 0
The Softballers 24     The Limp Noodles 8

April 18

Team Musashi 22     The Limp Noodles 3
Re-Entry   vs.   The Pretty Pigeons, postponed
The Softballers   vs.   Joseph's Team, postponed

April 25

Re-Entry   vs.   The Limp Noodles, postponed due to rain
Team Musashi   vs.   The Softballers, postponed due to rain
Joseph's Team   vs.   The Pretty Pigeons, postponed due to rain

May 2

Re-Entry 23     The Softballers 13
Joseph's Team 6     Team Musashi 4
The Limp Noodles 17     The Pretty Pigeons 6

May 16

Team Musashi 13     Re-Entry 9
Joseph's Team 11     The Limp Noodles 7
The Softballers win vs. The Pretty Pigeons by forfeit

May 23 (5:30 pm)

Re-Entry 21     The Limp Noodles 4
Team Musashi 29     The Softballers 2
Joseph's Team wins vs. The Pretty Pigeons by forfeit

May 23 (6:45 pm)

Joseph's Team 12     The Softballers 7
Re-Entry wins vs.The Pretty Pigeons by forfeit

May 30

Re-Entry 9     The Softballers 8
Team Musashi 14     Joseph's Team 3

June 6

Team Musashi 18     Re-Entry 12

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Location of the Softball Fields

All fields are adjacent to the East Field House. The field closest to the swimming pool is Field 1. It is also adjacent to the sand volleyball court as shown in this photograph. Follow the running track in the direction of Monterey Bay to reach Field 2. Keep following the track as it turns, and you will then end up at Field 3, which is the furthest of the three softball fields from the Field House. The backstops for the three fields can all be seen in this photograph.

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Fall 2013 Coed Softball Team

The Fall 2013 Coed Softball Re-Entry Team
UCSC Intramurals Coed Softball Champions!!

back row standing (from left to right): Clara, Brian, Vanessa, Andrew, Yahoo, David, Turner and Eddie

front row kneeling (from left to right): Omar, Carena, Taylor, Alexa, Howie, Jessica and Laurie

not shown: Isaac, Rob and Stephanie




Coed team photos from previous seasons


pictures from the spring 2014 coed team

pictures from the fall 2013 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2013 coed team

pictures from the fall 2012 coed team                         pictures from the winter 2013 coed team

pictures from the fall 2011 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2012 coed team

pictures from the fall 2010 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2011 coed team

pictures from the fall 2009 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2010 coed team

pictures from the fall 2008 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2009 coed team

pictures from the fall 2007 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2008 coed team

pictures from the fall 2006 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2007 coed team

pictures from the fall 2005 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2006 coed team

pictures from the fall 2004 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2005 coed team

pictures from the fall 2003 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2004 coed team

Championship photo of the fall 2001 Re-Entry coed team                         pictures from the fall 2002 coed team




Coed team web pages from previous seasons


Spring 2014 coed team web page

Fall 2013 coed team web page                         Spring 2013 coed team web page

Fall 2012 coed team web page                         Winter 2013 coed team web page

Fall 2011 coed team web page                         Spring 2012 coed team web page

Fall 2010 coed team web page                         Spring 2011 coed team web page

Fall 2009 coed team web page                         Spring 2010 coed team web page

Fall 2008 coed team web page                         Spring 2009 coed team web page

Fall 2007 coed team web page                         Spring 2008 coed team web page

Fall 2006 coed team web page                         Spring 2007 coed team web page

Fall 2005 coed team web page                         Spring 2006 coed team web page

Fall 2004 coed team web page                         Spring 2005 coed team web page

Fall 2003 coed team web page                         Spring 2004 coed team web page

Fall 2002 coed team web page                         Spring 2003 coed team web page



Open softball team web pages from previous seasons


Spring 2005 open team web page                         Championship photos of the 2005 Re-Entry open team

Spring 2004 open team web page                         Spring 2003 open team web page                         Spring 2002 open team web page

Note: Open intramural softball was discontinued at UCSC after the 2005 season.




The championship teams of the late 1990s


Description of the Re-Entry coed championships of Fall 1996, Spring 1997 and Fall 1997, and the Re-Entry open championship of Spring 1998.

and two pictures of the 1998 Re-Entry open championship game winning softball ( first view and second view).



First coed championship of the Astronomy/Physics team
(prior to the merger with Re-Entry)

Fall 1992 Coed-Intramural Champions following a dramatic 6--5 victory on December 4, 1992.

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Last Updated: June 8, 2014