Fall 2012 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 and Fall 2008.

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)

Link to UCSC Intramural Sports Coed Softball Division III web page

Link to Fall 2012 Intramural Coed Softball Playoff Brackets

Link to UCSC Intramural Sports web page

Link to OPERS web page

Link to History of the Re-Entry Coed Softball Team 1996--2012 web page

Table of Contents

[ Latest News | Next Game | Line score from the last game and the commentary | Captain's Blog | Re-Entry team roster | Fall season schedule | Division III Coed Softball league standings | Scores from Division III Coed Softball games | Location of the Softball Fields | The Fall 2012 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--2012]

Fall 2012 Coed Softball Team

The Winter 2013 Coed Softball Re-Entry Team after the Semi-Final Victory

back row standing (from left to right): David, Holly, Turner, Rob, Andy, and Carena

front row sitting (from left to right): Tim, Howie, Laurie, Eddie, and Clara (with Isabella)

not shown: Alexa, Jessica, Pauline and Yahoo

Pictures from the first-time Re-Entry Team Winter pizza party can be found here.

Additional Fall 2012 Re-Entry Team pictures can be found here.

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One out away from a Championship, the victory slipped away as Re-Entry fell victim to a seventh inning rally by our opponents. Despite the disappointing end to the fall season (finally completed in February, 2013), we can celebrate the one of the best teams in recent Re-Entry history. Another undefeated regular season and domination in the first two rounds of the playoffs. This bodes well for a successful Spring 2013 season coming up soon, as Re-Entry will try to overcome that last hurdle for the Championship T-shirts!

Have a great spring break and get ready for softball in a few weeks!

Next Game

The next game will take place in April, 2013 when the Spring softball season begins. Stay tuned for further details.

Line score from the Championship Game

Re-Entry 3 1 2 2 0 2 5 15
Pitches Be Crazy 1 2 4 1 2 0 6 16

Line score from the Championship game

On a championship run that seemed like it could only end in glory, Re-Entry lost to Pitches Be Crazy in the most dramatic of championship game losses. It was a frustrating game to say the least, as Re-Entry had a 15-10 lead going into the bottom of the 7th inning, only to lose on a two out walk-off bloop single.

The game was tightly contested for the majority of the contest. In the top of the first, Re-Entry struck first with three runs, including a home-run by all star pitcher Andy. The game was back and forth for the next few innings, with unfortunate circumstances limiting extended rallies. In an RBI position, Carena hit a smoking line drive that Andy couldn't avoid while pitching, ending the third inning. Andy was also called out on a controversial call at the plate while trying for a second home run.

Pitches Be Crazy briefly seized the lead 7-6 in the bottom of the 3rd, though Re-Entry took it back with two more runs in the top of the next frame, only to have Pitches Be Crazy tie it up in the bottom of the 4th. After a scoreless Re-Entry 5th, Pitches Be Crazy took a late game lead to make it 10-8. Re-Entry would answer, however, to tie it up in the top of the 6th, and hold them scoreless in the bottom of the 6th.

The 7th inning, however, would provide drama to end all drama. In a show of pure resilience, Re-Entry had their biggest inning, scoring five runs to take what seemed like a commanding lead. Considering that the Pitches Be Crazy females were not contributing much to the line-up, a victory seemed a short three outs away. Their guys continued their hit parade, but much to the chagrin of the Re-Entry defense, their girl's bats came alive. With Yahoo pulled in at 3rd, one of their weaker hitters had the hit of her life to bloop a single over his head to shallow left. Pitches Be Crazy were showing they weren't going to go down without a fight, but Re-Entry had them on ropes, with a 15-13 lead, two outs, runners on first and second, with a weaker hit up. Sure enough, the ball was dribbled to third (on her third pitch, no less), but an errant throw to first scored the runner at second, and put them within one run of tying with runners on second and third. Once again with two outs, there remained the possibility of a Re-Entry victory, but with a solid hitter at the plate, the tables were now turned. Pitches Be Crazy hitter Erik Bagley blooped a perfectly placed single to shallow left, and the game was done, in mightily painful fashion.

And so a disappointing end to an otherwise fantastic Re-Entry season. Kudos to Pitches Be Crazy for battling back in dramatic fashion, despite all the chippiness between the teams that was prevalent during the game. Stars of the game include Holly with a beautiful line drive barely inside the left field line, Andy and Tim with home runs, and Dave with a 4-4, 2 run day, consisting of a home run, two doubles, and a triple. (On a personal note, the Captain, yours truly, came down with a really nasty flu the week of the game and couldn't contribute anywhere near his normal ability, and struggled merely to focus his vision on one object for the duration of the game. Truly unfortunate timing to physically be at my lowest, but 100% health is never guaranteed.)

While Re-Entry fell just short, this truly one of the better, if not best, teams we have had in recent memory. With a 26 regular season game winning streak and 5th consecutive undefeated regular season, Re-Entry has plenty to be proud of despite coming ever-so-close to reclaiming the Championship shirts.

Line score from the Semi-finals

Re-Entry 7 7 0 0 2 10 3 29
The Ball Smackers 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 7

With Re-entry the visiting team for the second straight week, the offense got the first crack. Unlike last week's slow start, Re-Entry made a statement immediately when Eddie led off with a home run. With solid hitting from the distaff side, and a number of extra base hits from the heart of the Re-Entry lineup, the team nearly batted around. By the end of the inning, Re-Entry had put seven runs on the board. The Ball Smackers got one run back with a massive home run, but Re-Entry continued the onslaught in the second inning. Three runs were already in when Andy stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. Andy sent a rocketing line drive out to center field. At first, it looked like the Ball Smackers center fielder would track it down. But, at the last second the line drive sailed a bit. The center fielder got his glove on the ball but the ball was struck so well that it glanced off the fielder's glove and continued on its trajectory. The result was an easy grand slam home run and Re-Entry had its second straight seven-run inning. The Ball Smackers managed to put together a small rally in the bottom of the second, and the score stood at 14--4 in Re-Entry's favor by the end of the second inning.

Although the lead seemed large, we were wary of some of the excellent Ball Smackers hitters. But solid Re-Entry fielding ensured that there was to be no serious Ball Smackers threat for the rest of the game. David provided a number of fielding web gems. Perhaps the most impressive was flagging down a screaming line drive in center field that disappeared into the setting sun until reappearing just before David made the catch. David also played a number of solid innings at 3rd base, chasing down a flair in short left field and almost tracking down another one hit to short left center field.

Meanwhile the Re-Entry bats went silent and by the end of the fifth inning the score stood at 16--5. In the top of the sixth inning, Re-Entry decided to put the game out of reach. With the entire lineup firing on all cylinders, aided by a triple by Eddie (turned into a home run when the Ball Smackers failed to cover home plate) and a second home run by Andy, Re-Entry plated ten runs thereby invoking the ten run rule. The rest of the game was a mere formality, as Re-Entry claimed the 29--7 victory.

Although the men on the team hit quite well, this victory was ensured by terrific at bats and clutch hitting from Laurie, Holly, Carena and Clara. Their efforts provided the glue for the Re-Entry rallies. Re-Entry also welcomed back Turner Nowak who rejoined the team after a fall sabbatical playing for the UCSC Baseball Team. Together, the Re-Entry offense would not be denied. Even though two Re-Entry runners were thrown out at home plate (and Rob was cut down at third base by a former student of his), the Re-Entry victory was never in doubt.

So, Re-Entry advances to the championship game for the second fall season in a row (although this game will take place in winter). If Re-Entry can maintain their offensive and defensive prowess exhibited in this game, we will have a chance to reclaim our first championship since the fall of 2008.

Line score from the Quarter-finals

Re-Entry 0 0 9 9 3 4 1 26
Legend Wait For It 0 2 1 0 2 0 2 7

Almost two months after the Fall 2012 playoffs were rained out, Re-Entry was back on the softball fields to defend its perfect regular season record and make a run for the championship T-shirts. Our opponents didn't seem to know their team name, and opted for 2 Legit to Hit as their team moniker. Having not played since November 9 of the previous year, there was plenty of rust to shake off, and the first time through the lineup provided plenty of evidence for the extended time off.

The first inning almost didn't get off the ground, when a heavy fog rolled in unexpectedly (after a beautiful sunny day in the upper 60s). For a short time, it looked like the game would be canceled, as it was difficult to track a fly ball hit into the outfield. But, after conferring with Skippy, the league commissioner, both teams indicated a willingness to play. The fog abated as the game progressed, and the first round of the playoffs was on.

By the end of the second inning, 2 Legit to Hit had an early 2--0 lead, as the Re-Entry bats were remarkably quiet. However, the second time through the Re-Entry lineup, the bats came alive. Re-Entry then was able to put the game on ice rather decisively with nine run innings in the 3rd and 4th. By the end of the contest, Re-Entry had amassed 26 runs, with the help of six team homeruns. Omar, filling in for David, produced two four-baggers, while Eddie, Andy, Yahoo and Carena each had one homerun apiece. Carena's big blow was a lined shot that split the outfielders, with Carena just beating the throw to home in a close and exciting play at the plate.

Hitting honors go to Omar and Eddie. Indeed, Eddie barely missed hitting for the cycle after a single, triple and homerun in three of his first four at-bats. In his next at bat, he would have had his cycle if not for his insistence of stretching a double into a triple with a spectacular slide into third base. Unlike the offense, which took a couple of innings to get going, the Re-Entry defense showed few signs of rust despite the long layoff. The infield defense was solid, with a 4-6-3 double play started by Jessica in the early innings, and nearly a second one pulled off by Howie later in the game (with the umpire refusing to abide by the time honored custom of calling an "in the vicinity" force out at second base for the first out of a double play ground ball). The Re-Entry webgem goes to Holly in left filed who flagged down a towering fly ball, in spite of being called off the play by Andy coming over from left-center field.

In the last three innings, Re-Entry coasted to victory. It was great to get back on the field after such a long absence. Although not yet quite in mid-season form, today's victory provided an important step in our quest for the championship.

Line scores from all 2012 fall season games can be found here.

Captain's Blog

An archive of previous Fall 2012 editions of the Captain's Blog can be found here.

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Fall 2012 Re-Entry coed team softball roster

Laurie Chavez OF, 2B
Carena Church C, 2B, OF
Pauline Disch OF
Rob Fairlie 1B, 3B
David Greenberger OF, 3B, SS
Howie Haber SS
Andy Kuhl OF
Clara Lillig-Wilshire 2B, C
Tim Linden OF
Alexa Lomberg OF, 2B, 3B
Eddie Santos OF
Holly Sinclair OF
Jessica Withers C, 2B, 3B
Nicholas "Yahoo" Yaholkovsky 1B, 3B, OF

Schedule of softball games

Fall 2012 Division III Coed Softball Schedule

DateTime Field OpponentScore
October 19 4 pm 1 Big Bangers 9--4 (W)
October 26 4 pm 1 Hashtag Yolo Swag Catzz 11--7 (W)
November 2 4 pm 1 GSC Sluggers 31--4 (W)
November 9 4 pm 1 Theta Chi 40--4 (W)
November 16 4 pm 1 The Owls RAINED OUT
Quarter-finals February 1 4 pm 1 Legend Wait For It 26--7 (W)
Semi-finals February 8 4 pm 2 The Ball Smackers 29--7 (W)
Championship game February 15 4 pm 1 Pitches Be Crazy 15--16 (L)

Division III Coed Softball League Standings

Team Won Lost Games Behind
* Re-Entry 4 0 --
** Big Bangers 3 1 1
** Hashtag Yolo Swag Catzz 2 2 2
The Owls 2 2 2
Theta Chi 2 2 2
GSC Sluggers 0 4 4
* clinched first place in the division and a playoff berth.
** qualified for a playoff berth.

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Division III Coed Softball Results

October 19

Re-entry 9     Big Bangers 4
The Owls 6     Theta Chi 4
Hashtag Yolo Swag Catzz 18     GSC Sluggers 5

October 26

Re-entry 11     Hashtag Yolo Swag Catzz 7
Big Bangers 11     Theta Chi 7
The Owls 26     GSC Sluggers 7

November 2

Re-entry 31     GSC Sluggers 4
Big Bangers 9     The Owls 5
Theta Chi 14     Hashtag Yolo Swag Catzz 4

November 9

Re-entry 40     Theta Chi 4
Hashtag Yolo Swag Catzz 17     The Owls 11
Big Bangers 19     GSC Sluggers 16

November 16 (rained out)

Re-entry   vs.   The Owls
GSC Sluggers   vs.   Theta Chi
Hashtag Yolo Swag Catzz   vs.   Big Bangers

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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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Fall 2012 Coed Softball Team

The Fall 2012 Coed Softball Re-Entry Team

back row standing (from left to right): Yahoo, David, Clara, Andy, and Carena

front row sitting (from left to right): Alexa, Pauline, Laurie, Howie, and Eddie

not shown: Holly, Jessica, Rob, Tim

Coed team photos from previous seasons

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 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: March 23, 2013