By Jeanne Sager
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS The Sullivan County Women’s Softball League (SCWSL) celebrated the recently completed 2008 season at its awards picnic last Saturday at the White Sulphur Springs Firemen’s Park.
In addition to enjoying good food and drink, the league officers presented trophies to this season’s top teams and players.
Charlie Angels earned the “A” Division first place trophies for the regular season and the playoffs.
L&B Tack received the “A” Division second place playoff trophy and the third place regular season trophy.
Cooper Paint received the “A” Division second place regular season trophy.
Sonny’s Service Center received the “B” Division first place playoff trophy and second place regular season trophy.
Sonny’s Service Center co-captain Debbie Noecker was the only member of her team to attend the picnic. She proudly accepted the two trophies on behalf of fellow co-captain Janet Colangelo and all of their teammates: Stephanie Babich, Valentina Babich, Lauren Cook, Rhonda Davis, Renee Edwards, Marie Frunzi, Jeanne Melchick, Jessie Simmons, Carly Sklar, Mary Stanforth, Lisa Weigand, Shannon Weigand and Melanie Werlau.
Sonny’s Service Center, which finished the season with a 12-9 record, defeated the Center For Discovery Diamonds in one of the “B” Division best-of-three-game semifinal series. Sonny’s Service Center was then slated to face Mr. Willy’s, which topped The Nugget in the other “B” Division semifinal series, in the best-of-three-game finals.
But Mr. Willy’s had to forfeit the entire finals series due to a lack of players, therefore Sonny’s Service Center captured the first place trophy.
Mr. Willy’s took home the “B” Division first place regular season trophy and second place playoff trophy.
The Center For Discovery Diamonds earned the “B” Division third place regular season trophy.
At the end of the season, members of each team voted for special individual awards. The winners of those awards were as follows:
Charlie’s Angels: Most Valuable Player (MVP) Analey Dietrich; MVP Jo Walls; Most Improved Player (MIP) Emily Zier
Cooper Paint: Most Valuable Offense Diana Sherman; Most Valuable Defense Allison McCarthy; Most Valuable Defense Erin Shuart
Dutch’s Tavern: Most Improved Defense Courtney Price; Most Improved Offense Jen Colaianni
Klein & Sons Logging: MIP Tori DeGraff; MVP Christina Price
L&B Tack: MIP Antoinette Rau; MVP The Team;
New Hope: MVP Defense Heather Bachmann; MVP Offense Devon Davis
Center For Discovery Diamonds: Most Valuable Defense Anji Bakos; Most Valuable Offense Terri Lewis
International Contractors Corporation (ICC): MIP Alice Cox; MVP Anna Puleo
L&B Too: MIP Jeanni Montalto; MVP Becky Decker; MVP Jen Eschenberg
Mr. Willy’s: Most Valuable Defense Tiffany Hauser; Most Valuable Offense Megan Kitson
Nugget: MIP Sue Sakell; MVP Marissa Ashcraft
Sonny’s Service Center: MIP Jeanne Melchick; MVP Stephanie Babich
In addition, the players who attended the picnic elected the league’s new officers by secret ballot. Those newly-elected 2008-2009 SCWSL officers are: President Robyn Gannon, Vice President Val Fersch, Secretary Elaine Moriggia and Treasurer Barb Merton.