Spring 2015 UCSC Intramurals Coed Softball:
                Re-Entry Team Home Page


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: Taylor Sills (tsills@ucsc.edu)

General Manager: 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 UCSC Intramural Sports web page

Link to UCSC Intramurals Sports Schedules

Link to UCSC Coed Premier Softball Friday 5:30 pm Division Standings

Link to History of the Re-Entry Coed Softball Team 1996--2015 web page

Table of Contents

Latest News | Next Game | Box scores, commentaries and game logs of the playoff games | Re-Entry team roster | Spring 2015 season schedule | Coed Softball league standings | Scores from the Coed Softball games | Location of the Softball Fields | The Fall 2014 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--2015]


Spring 2015 Coed Softball Team

The Spring 2015 Coed Softball Re-Entry Team

back row standing (from left to right): Taylor, Andrew, Yahoo, Howie and A.J.

front row kneeling (from left to right): Katie, Alexa, Noah, Clara with Isabella, Dana and Eddie

not shown: Jenn, Omar, Rob, Stephanie and Turner

For additional Re-Entry team photos, click here.


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Down by a run in the bottom of the seventh and final inning of the Championship game, A.J. launched a towering drive down the left field line, which seemed destined to be the game winning two run homerun. But, to our great surprise the umpire ruled the ball foul. To quote an overused baseball expression, "we was robbed". Unable to overcome that unfathomable call, instead of celebrating the 5--4 victory, Re-Entry was on the losing end of a 4--3 heartbreaking loss.

Despite the disappointing outcome, it really was a remarkable season, with Re-Entry one hit away from an undefeated season and an eleventh championship. My hats off to all of my teammates for the great ride!

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, 2015 when play resumes for the Fall 2015 UCSC Intramural Coed Softball season. Stay tuned for further details in late September.

Box scores from the playoff games

Championship Game: Re-Entry vs. Master Batters


Re-Entry vs. Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi
Semi-finals1234567RHE
Master Batters01000304----
Re-Entry100002037--
Re-Entry
HITTERSABRHRBISF2B3BHRAVG
Andrew Arthur32220011.750
Taylor Sills30010000.375
Nicholas "Yahoo" Yaholkovsky 30100010.571
Alexa Lomberg30100000.714
A.J. (Alex) Troup 30000000.571
Katie Hillier 30100000.429
Eddie Santos20000000.500
Clara Lillig-Wilshire 20100000.500
Howie Haber21100100.667
Dana Hennessy 20000000.200
TEAM TOTALS263730121.537

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


In the Championship game vs. the Master Batters, Re-Entry jumped out to a quick 1--0 lead as Andrew led off with a triple to deep left field, and scored on Taylor's ground ball out to the third baseman. Yahoo followed with a deep drive to left center field. As he approached third base, Howie (coaching at third) took a chance and sent Yahoo home. Unfortunately, a terrific relay throw from the left fielder to the shortstop to home plate, with the first baseman covering resulting in an out at home on a very close play. In retrospect, with only one out, it was a chance that shouldn't have been taken. That potential run would eventually be the difference in the game, although it was certainly way too early to know that. Nevertheless, it was clear that we were up against the best fielding team in the league.

The Master Batters put a runner on third base with one out. The next batter popped out to Clara at second base and failed to move the runner. With two outs now, the next Master Batter hit a flair down the left field line between the third baseman Yahoo and the left fielder Eddie. Yahoo made an amazing effort and managed to reach the ball, but it glanced off his glove and fell between him and Eddie. The Mater Batters had tied the game up at 1--1.

What followed was a defensive clinic put on by both teams. Howie made two difficult catches of flairs in short left center field, gloving the ball in both cases with his back to the infield. Later on in the game, with a Master Batter runner at first base, the runner attempted to go from first to third on a single to right center field. A.J. fielded the ball cleanly and through a strike to Yahoo at third base to gun down the advancing runner and earn the Re-Entry web gem.

Unfortunately, the Re-Entry bats were mostly silent in the middle innings. With runners on first and second and two outs, Howie drove a ball down the right field line that curved foul at the last minute. On the next pitch, he hit a flair to left field, and the Master Batter left fielder made a nice running catch to end the inning. That out was the beginning of ten consecutive Re-Entry outs. Meanwhile, the Master Batter hitters were equally unproductive until the top of the sixth inning, when one of the Master Batters hit a mammoth drive to deep left field well over Eddie's head for a two run homerun. Later in the inning, the Master Batters pushed across one more run when a throw by Eddie from left field to the catcher was off line. The Master Batters now had a 4--1 lead.

But Re-Entry was not ready to give up. Howie led off the sixth inning with a double over the left center fielders head. Two batters later, Andrew followed with a line drive shot into the left center field gap for a two run homerun, and Re-Entry had narrowed the score to 4--3. Unfortunately, two quick outs ended the inning.

The Re-Entry defense held in the top of the seventh, so it was now down to the final at bats. Alexa led off the seventh inning with a single to right center field, and our leading RBI man, A.J., was now the batter. It looked like a storybook ending, when A.J. hit a deep drive down the left field line. Yes, a two-run homerun to win the Championship! Unfortunately, to the surprise of this observer, the umpire called the ball foul. I am convinced that this was the wrong call, since I stood on the left field foul line (near the third base coaches spot) to track A.J.'s winning homerun. The umpire was slightly off line when he made the call, and with the warped Field 3 configuration, it is perhaps not surprising that he made the wrong call.

So, A.J. had to return to the batter's box and try again to be the hero. He then scorched a line drive in the direction of the third baseman. The third baseman caught the ball and immediately threw to first base, as Alexa tried to return to the bag in time. Once again, the umpires were not kind to us, as they called Alexa out on the double play (on a very close call). That call could have gone either way (although on a similar play when Re-Entry was defending was also called in favor of the Master Batters). Sadly, that one play took the air out of Re-Entry. Katie was the final Re-Entry hope, but she hit a weak ground ball, which the third baseman was able to handle, and the game was suddenly over. Instead of a 5--4 victory, Re-Entry was on the losing end of a 4--3 heartbreaking loss.

A couple of observations to end the spring season. There is no doubt that the Master Batters were a superb defensive team. However, on many occasions while batting, they attempted to quick pitch before the Re-Entry defense was ready. This was not a one time occurrence---indeed it looked like this was a strategic effort to gain an (unfair) advantage. On a number of occasions, we demanded that the Master Batter pitcher hold off until the Re-Entry defense was set, and on those occasions the Master Batters complained as if they were being insulted. It was a bizarre display of gamesmanship---really inappropriate for Intramurals play that honors good sportsmanship. Ultimately, we will remember the unfathomable foul call on A.J.'s potential winning homerun. Nevertheless, it should not have come down to this. The cold Re-Entry bats ultimately doomed our Championship dreams.

Despite the disappointing outcome, it really was a remarkable season, with Re-Entry one hit away from an undefeated season and an eleventh championship. My hats off to all of my teammates for the great ride!

Championship game log

First inning

Andrew triples to left field.
Taylor grounds out to the third baseman. Andrew scores.
Yahoo triples to left-center field. Yahoo is out trying to score.
Alexa grounds out to the shortstop.

Second inning

A.J. flies out to center field.
Katie singles to the third baseman.
Eddie grounds into a force out, second baseman to the shortstop.
Clara singles to left field. Eddie advances to second.
Howie flies out to left field.

Third inning

Dana strikes out.
Andrew flies out to center field.
Taylor grounds out to the third baseman.

Fourth inning

Yahoo grounds out to the third baseman.
Alexa grounds out to the second baseman.
A.J. flies out to left field.

Fifth inning

Katie lines out to the shortstop.
Eddie flies out to center field.
Clara grounds out to the shortstop.

Sixth inning

Howie doubles to left center field.
Dana grounds out to the shortstop.
Andrew homers to left center field. Howie scores. Andrew scores.
Taylor grounds out to the third baseman.
Yahoo lines out to left field.

Seventh inning

Alexa singles to right center field.
A.J. lines out to the third baseman. Alexa is out at first base on the double play.
Katie grounds out to the third baseman.



Semi-finals: Re-Entry vs. Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi


Re-Entry vs. Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi
Semi-finals1234567RHE
Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi101006x8----
Re-Entry424102xx2229--
Re-Entry
HITTERSABRHRBISF2B3BHRAVG
Andrew Arthur53450003.800
Taylor Sills52300000.600
Nicholas "Yahoo" Yaholkovsky 43310001.750
Alexa Lomberg434100001.000
A.J. (Alex) Troup 434603011.000
Katie Hillier 41220000.500
Eddie Santos433100001.000
Clara Lillig-Wilshire 41200000.500
Howie Haber42320100.750
Dana Hennessy 31131000.333
TEAM TOTALS412229211405.707

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


In a semi-final rematch against the Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi, Re-Entry countered a first inning Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi run with four of their own. Andrew and Yahoo set the tone with two solo homeruns. A.J. contributed an RBI double scoring Alexa who had singled. A.J. took advantage of a depleted Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi squad with no catcher by scoring on Katie's ground out. In the top of the second inning, the Re-Entry defense took charge. With one out and a runner on first and second, Clara fielded a ground ball and threw to Taylor at first base. Taylor alertly noticed that the lead Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi runner was trying to score, and a perfect throw to Alexa at home plate gunned down the runner for the inning ending double play and first web gem of the game.

Re-Entry added two more runs in the second inning. With Howie on third base, Dana popped out to the shortstop. With no Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi catcher, Howie tagged up and headed for home, and scored just ahead of the first baseman who had sprinted home to take the throw from the shortstop. Andrew followed with his second homerun of the game, and Re-Entry had a 6--1 lead. Re-Entry added another four runs in the third inning, mostly with small ball consisting of four singles and a double. The Re-Entry offense finally hit full throttle in the fourth inning, with a ten run surge (which ended the inning due to the ten run rule). The team batted around, with the big blows courtesy of a three run homerun by A.J. and a two run homerun by Andrew, his third of the game. A.J. came up for a second time with the bases loaded and delivered a double to drive in the final two runs of the inning. The score now stood at 20--2 and the outcome was no longer in doubt.

In the top of the fifth inning, with one out and an Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi runner on first base, Clara fielded a slow roller to second. Her only play was at first base, where the second out of the inning was recorded. Once again, the lead Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi runner unwisely tried to advance by taking an extra base. But Taylor was ready with a strike to Yahoo at third base for the tag play to complete the double play and the second web gem of the game. Re-Entry added two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning despite a double play which started with a line out to the third baseman by Clara. The third baseman juggled the ball before securing it and Katie took off from second base. As a result, Katie was out when the ball was thrown back to second base, although this call was in error, since Katie had the right to advance once the ball was initially touched by the third baseman. Given the score, Re-Entry did not lodge a protest. Instead, it added two more runs with three consecutive singles.

With the game out of reach, the Re-Entry defense relaxed in the sixth inning. Due to a number of miscues and terrible bounces (due to numerous ruts in the Field 3 infield), Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi pushed six runs across the plate before Re-Entry recorded the third out of the inning. Having some self-esteemed restored, Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi generously agreed to end the game after six innings of play to provide sufficient time for the Championship Game which was to follow.

Semi-final game log

First inning

Andrew homers to right-center field. Andrew scores.
Taylor flies out to left field.
Yahoo homers to left-center field. Yahoo scores.
Alexa singles to left field.
A.J. doubles to center field. Alexa scores.
Katie grounds out to the second baseman. A.J. scores.
Eddie flies out to right field.

Second inning

Clara fouls the third pitch and strikes out.
Howie doubles to left field and advances to third base on a throwing error.
Dana pops out to the shortstop on a sacrifice fly. Howie scores.
Andrew homers to left center field. Andrew scores.
Taylor singles to center field.
Yahoo flies out to left field.

Third inning

Alexa singles to the second baseman.
A.J. doubles to center field. Alexa advances to third.
Katie grounds out to the shortstop. Alexa scores. A.J. advances to third.
Eddie singles to center field. A.J. scores.
Clara singles to the shortstop. Eddie advances to second.
Howie singles to right center field. Eddie scores. Clara scores. Howie advances to second on the throw home.
Dana grounds out to the shortstop.
Andrew pops out to the first baseman.

Fourth inning

Taylor singles to center field.
Yahoo singles to deep shortstop. Taylor advances to third.
Alexa singles to center field. Taylor scores. Yahoo advances to third. Alexa advances to second on the throw to third base.
A.J. homers to left field. Yahoo scores. Alexa scores. A.J. scores.
Katie singles on a dribbler down the left field line toward third base.
Eddie singles to the second baseman. Katie advances to second.
Clara singles to left field. Katie advances to third. Eddie advances to second.
Howie pops out to the first baseman.
Dana grounds into a force out, second baseman to the shortstop. Katie scores. Eddie scores.
Andrew homers to deep left center field. Dana scores. Andrew scores.
Taylor singles to left field.
Yahoo singles to left field. Taylor advances to second.
Alexa singles to the shortstop. Taylor advances to third. Yahoo advances to second.
A.J. doubles to left field. Taylor scores. Yahoo scores. Taylor advances to third.
With ten runs scored, the inning is over due to the ten run rule.

Fifth inning

Katie singles to center field.
Eddie singles to right field. Katie advances to second.
Clara lines out to the third baseman, and Katie is out at second base on the double play.
Howie singles to left field. Eddie advances to second.
Dana singles to the third baseman. Eddie advances to third. Howie advances to second. On the misplay by the third baseman, Eddie scores.
Andrew singles to left field. Howie scores. Dana advances to second.
Taylor grounds into a force out at third base (unassisted).

Line scores from all regular 2015 spring season games and the box scores from the playoff games can be found here.

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TEAM ROSTER

Spring 2015 Re-Entry coed team softball roster

PLAYERPOSITION(S)
Andrew Arthur OF, 3B
Stephanie Douglas C
Rob Fairlie OF, 1B, 3B
Jenn Figueroa OF
Howie Haber SS
Dana Hennessy C
Katie Hillier OF, 2B
Clara Lillig-Wilshire 2B, OF
Alexa Lomberg C
Omar Moreno OF
Turner Nowak 3B, SS, OF
Eddie Santos OF, SS, 1B
Taylor Sills 1B, OF
A.J. (Alex) Troup OF
Nicholas "Yahoo" Yaholkovsky 3B, OF



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Schedule of softball games

Spring 2015 Coed Softball Schedule

DateTime Field OpponentScore
April 10 5:30 pm 2 Bad News Bears 23--5 (W)
April 17 5:30 pm 3 Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi 25--11 (W)
April 24 --- -- BYE ---
May 1 5:30 pm 2 The Red-And-Black Sox 32--4 (W)
May 8 5:30 pm 1 Big Bangers 23--7 (W)
Semi-final May 29 5:30 pm 3 Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi 22--8 (W)
Championship Game May 29 6:45 pm 3 Master Batters 3--4 (L)



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Coed Premier Softball Friday 5:30 pm League Standings

Team Won Lost Games Behind
Re-Entry 4 0 --
Third Street Bangers 4 0 --
Master Batters 3 1 1
Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi 3 2 1 1/2
Big Bangers 1 3 3
The Red-And-Black Sox 0 4 4
Bad News Bears 0 5 4 1/2




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Coed Softball Results

April 10

Re-Entry 23     Bad News Bears 5
Third Street Bangers 19     Master Batters 12
Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi   vs.   The Red-And-Black Sox (postponed)
Big Bangers has a BYE

April 17

Re-Entry 25     Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi 11
Big Bangers 21     Bad News Bears 17
Third Street Bangers 13     The Red-And-Black Sox 12
Master Batters has a BYE

April 24

Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi 10     Bad News Bears 6
Third Street Bangers 18     Big Bangers 0
Master Batters 31    The Red-And-Black Sox 7
Re-Entry has a BYE

May 1

Re-Entry 32     The Red-And-Black Sox 4
Master Batters 17     Bad News Bears 6
Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi 15     Big Bangers 10
Third Street Bangers has a BYE

May 8

Re-Entry 23     Big Bangers 4
Master Batters 26     Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi 16
Third Street Bangers 13     Bad News Bears 7
The Red-And-Black Sox has a BYE

May 15

Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi won against The Red-And-Black Sox (by forfeit)

May 29 (5:30 pm): Semi-final games

Re-Entry 22     Alpha Psi/Sigma Pi 8
Master Batters 8     Third Street Bangers 4

May 29 (6:45 pm): Championship Game

Master Batters 4     Re-Entry 3

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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 2014 Coed Softball Team

The Fall 2014 Coed Softball Re-Entry Team

back row standing (from left to right): Turner, Vanessa, Rob, Andrew, Clara and Bob

front row kneeling (from left to right): Eddie, Alexa, Pauline, Taylor and Howie




Coed team photos from previous seasons


pictures from the fall 2014 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2015 coed team

pictures from the fall 2013 coed team                         pictures from the spring 2014 coed team

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


Fall 2014 coed team web page                         Spring 2015 coed team web page

Fall 2013 coed team web page                         Spring 2014 coed team web page

Fall 2012 coed team web page                         Winter 2013 coed team web page                         Spring 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: May 31, 2015