Fall 2008 UCSC Intramurals Coed Softball

Home page of the defending Fall 2007 UCSC Intramural Coed Softball Champions

Team name: Re-Entry (sponsored by STARS)

Manager: Asher Reilly (areilly@ucsc.edu)

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

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

Link to UCSC Intramural Sports web page

Link to the current Re-Entry Team home page

Fall 2008 Coed Softball Team

The Fall 2008 Coed Softball Re-Entry Team

Intramural Coed Softball Champions!!!

back row (from left to right): Abe, David, Will, Rob and Asher

front row (from left to right): Michele, Stefanie, Jessica, Howie, Lucy and Allison

not shown: Janelle and Justin

More team pictures can be found here.

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Check out the team photos and pictures taken from the biannual end-of-season team pizza party at Tony & Alba's, which are now posted here.

With a decisive 18--8 victory over the Sneaky Elephants, Re-Entry is the 2008 Fall Coed Softball Champions! Re-Entry played its most impressive game of the year against talented opponents. Strong defense and a solid offensive performance left no doubt as to the outcome, with all team members contributing to the victory. See below for more details on the championship win.

This victory marks the second consecutive fall coed softball championship for the Re-Entry team. Congratulations to all the Re-Entry players. Good luck on your final exams, and have a great holiday season. We look forward to seeing many of you for the spring softball season next April.

Next Game

The next game will take place in April, 2009 when the spring coed softball seaon begins. Stay tuned for further details coming in March, 2009.

Line scores from the playoff games

Championship game: Re-Entry vs. Sneaky Elephants

Re-Entry 7 1 5 2 03 0 18
Sneaky Elephants 1 1 0 2 0 1 3 8

On a sunny summer-like day with temperatures in the low 70s and with the championship up for grabs, Re-Entry responded with their best performance of the fall season, resulting in a decisive 18--8 win over the Sneaky Elephants. The offense was clicking early and often, and was backed up by a stalwart defense that did not allow their opponents more than two runs in any inning until the final one, at which point the lead was more than secure.

Despite Howie's fly ball out to lead off the game, Lucy singled followed by David's single, and most of the rest of the lineup followed suit. By the end of the top of the first inning, everyone had batted at least once, and seven runs were on the board. However, unlike the semi-finals, Re-Entry was not going to let their opponents get back in the game. Solid defense held the Sneaky Elephants to one run in each of the first two innings. In the top of the third inning, a two-out three-run home run by Howie finished off a five run inning and the rout was on. The Re-Entry offense was impressive given the strong defensive skills of our opponents (some of the Re-Entry outs were due to superb catches by the Sneaky Elephant outfielders). Re-Entry base-running was aggressive, and included a gutsy slide at home by Jessica (in her shorts!) to steal another run. That play earned Jessica the game ball.

By the top of the 6th inning, another three run outburst (including a daring attempt by Rob to score on an RBI single by Howie that succeeded when the catcher failed to apply the tag) pushed the Re-Entry lead to 14 runs. From that point, careful defensive play recorded the six remaining outs to assure Re-Entry of the victory. A smart decision by a Re-Entry batter to end the top of the 7th by grounding into a double play guaranteed sufficient sunlight in the bottom of the 7th to allow Re-Entry to close out the game.

This game was a real team effort, with everyone contributing to the win. Will found his batting stroke with a number of solid line drive hits. Michele frustrated our opponents with some challenging infield rollers that kept two of the big innings alive. The infield with Allison at 3rd base, Rob at 1st, and shortstop and 2nd base covered in turn by Lucy, Jessica and Howie kept their pre-game promise with consistent and smart plays to avoid the big inning. The outfielders, David, Asher, Stefanie, Will and Abe were equally solid, and did not let one ball get by them---an impressive achievement.

Such a decisive win against an excellent Sneaky Elephants team is testament to the outstanding effort on the field by Re-Entry. This team is a worthy successor to the 2007 Re-Entry fall softball champions!

Semi-final playoff game: Re-Entry vs. Big Bangers

Big Bangers 1 0 5 2 07 0 15
Re-Entry 7 1 0 5 0 2 1 16

Another playoff game for the ages. Re-Entry started fast, with a big seven run first inning to take a substantial lead. The Big Bangers fought back, tying the game in the top of the fourth. But, Re-Entry responded in the bottom of the fourth with a five run outburst, capped by a long two-run home run by Asher. However, a few defensive miscues allowed the Big Bangers to come back, with a seven run inning in the top of the 6th inning, and suddenly Re-Entry was down two runs and with championship dreams in jeopardy. But, the team character prevailed, and Re-Entry tied the game in the bottom of the 6th and held the Bing Bangers scoreless in the top of the 7th (due to a nifty catch by David in left-field that resulted in an inning ending double play, after a Big Banger runner strayed too far from first base). With the last vestiges of sunlight quickly vanishing, Howie singled with one out in the 7th, advanced to second base on Michele's ground-out, and then scored the winning run thanks to a walk-off double by David to clinch the victory.

So, Re-Entry prevailed despite some lapses in the solid defense that we have been accustomed to (which allowed two big innings for the Big Bangers), and inconsistent hitting. We faced adversity and overcame it, putting us in the position to defend our 2007 fall softball championship.

Quarter-final playoff game: Re-Entry vs. Porter Pounders w/ Cheese

Porter Pounders w/ Cheese 0 0 0 0 01 1 2
Re-Entry 1 3 0 9 1 2 x 16

In the opening round of the playoffs, the Re-Entry bats were somewhat sluggish at first (presumably due to all that turkey from the previous week). But, the defense was again stingy, shutting down the Porter Pounders w/ Cheese offense during the first five innings. The highlight among many stellar defensive plays was a perfect relay from right field to Lucy at shortstop who then wheeled and fired a laser to third base cutting down a greedy Porter Pounders w/ Cheese runner trying to stretch a double into a triple. Meanwhile, Re-Entry nursed a 4--0 lead until the offense finally got on track with a nine run outburst in the fourth inning, capped by a magnificent grand slam homerun by David that essentially decided the game.

Box scores from all fall season games can be found here.

Manager's Blog

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It is with great sadness that I announce that our former teammate, Michael Green, passed away on Thursday October 2. He left us while pursuing one of his other main pastimes---surfing. He will be sorely missed. We dedicate this fall season championship to his memory.


Fall 2008 Re-Entry coed team softball roster

Stefanie Byrd 2B, 3B, OF
Jessica Clayton 2B, SS, OF
Michele David C
Rob Fairlie 1B
Allison Garcia 3B, C
David Greenberger OF
Howie Haber SS, 2B, OF
Justin Marion 1B
Janelle Mendoza 2B
Abraham Mitnik OF
Asher Noel Reilly OF, 1B
Will Spangler OF
Lucy Taylor 2B, SS

Schedule of softball games

Fall 2008 Division II Coed Softball Schedule

DateTime Field OpponentScore
October 15 4 pm 3 The Spartans 21--5 (W)
October 22 4 pm 3 Mbengas 33--15 (W)
October 29 --- -- BYE ---
November 5 POSTPONED 3 Tree Sluggers ---
November 12 4 pm 3 The Team 12--9 (W)
November 19 4 pm 3 Tree Sluggers 32--2 (W)
Quarter-finalDecember 3 4 pm 1 Porter Pounders w/ Cheese 16--2 (W)
Semi-finalDecember 4 4 pm 2 Big Bangers 16--15 (W)
ChampionshipDecember 5 4 pm 1 Sneaky Elephants 18--8 (W)

Final Division II Coed Softball League Standings

Team Won Lost Games Behind
Re-Entry 4 0 --
Tree Sluggers 2 2 2
The Team 1 2 2 1/2
Mbengas 1 2 2 1/2
Spartans 1 3 3

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Division II Coed Softball Results

October 15

Re-Entry 21    Spartans 5
The Team 7     Tree Sluggers 0 [forfeit]

October 22

Re-Entry 33     Mbengas 15
Tree Sluggers 22     Spartans 11

October 29

Tree Sluggers 18     Mbengas 7
Spartans 17     The Team 10

November 5

All games canceled due to poor field conditions.

November 12

Re-Entry 12     The Team 9
Mbengas 20     Spartans 17

November 19

Re-Entry 32     Tree Sluggers 2
Mbengas   vs.   The Team [double forfeit]

Quarter-final playoff games

Re-Entry 16     Porter Pounders w/ Cheese 2
Big Bangers 18     Tree Sluggers 7
Sneaky Elephants 16     Low Ballers 4
Manhammer 25     Spartans 7

Semi-final playoff games

Re-Entry 16     Big Bangers 15
Sneaky Elephants 10     Manhammer 7

Championship Game

Re-Entry 18     Sneaky Elephants 8

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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 (for another view click here). 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.

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The Fall 2007 Coed Softball Re-Entry Team

Intramural Coed Softball Champions!!!

Fall 2007 Coed Softball

back row (standing from left to right): Asher, Cameron, Meredith, David, Adrian and Jessica

front row (kneeling from left to right): Michael, Meagan, Emily, Amanda and Howie

not shown: Dom and Rob

Spring 2008 Coed Softball Team

The Spring 2008 Coed Softball Re-Entry Team

standing from left to right: Rob, Jim, David, Adrian, Daniel, Asher, Conor and Amy

seated from left to right: Howie, Allison, Emily C. and Amanda

not shown: Emily N., Jessica and Michael

Coed team photos from previous seasons

(pictures from the spring 2008 coed team)

(pictures from the fall 2007 coed team)

(pictures from the spring 2007 coed team)

(pictures from the fall 2006 coed team)

(pictures from the spring 2006 coed team)

(pictures from the fall 2005 coed team)

(pictures from the spring 2005 coed team)

(pictures from the fall 2004 coed team)

(pictures from the spring 2004 coed team)

( pictures from the fall 2003 coed team)

( pictures from the fall 2002 coed team)

Coed team web pages from previous seasons

( Spring 2008 coed team web page)

( Fall 2007 coed team web page)

( Spring 2007 coed team web page)

( Fall 2006 coed team web page)

( Spring 2006 coed team web page)

( Fall 2005 coed team web page)

( Spring 2005 coed team web page)

( Fall 2004 coed team web page)

( Spring 2004 coed team web page)

( Fall 2003 coed team web page)

( Spring 2003 coed team web page)

( Fall 2002 coed team web page)

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Last Updated: December 6, 2008