On Wednesday, April 17th, the Henderson County Senior Softball League had two teams in action at two different venues. The Henderson County 65+ team sponsored by Phillips Family Chiropractic made the trip over the mountain to face off against the Tri-Cities 65+ travel squad at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City, TN. The teams seemed to be evenly matched as they split the two games and after fourteen innings of play, only two runs separated the cumulative scores. In the first game, Henderson County surged out to a large lead and picked up a 16-8 win. In the second game, the Tri-Cities bats came alive as they came out on top with a 19-13 victory.
At Jackson Park, the Henderson County 70+ team sponsored by Barnette & Coates Insurance played host to the Spartanburg (Upstate), SC 70+ team that will be playing at the National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM this summer. The Henderson County team was diluted because four of their players had qualified with the Spartanburg team and were playing with the “enemy” on this day. Even though the Henderson County team had to borrow some players from the 75+ team to fill out the roster for this game, they hit the ball well and played competitively for the most part although they dropped both games to Spartanburg by 20-9 and 20-13 scores.
The next action for the league is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24th as they become road warriors. The Henderson County 60+ team travels to Clayton, GA to square off against Rabun County, GA. This will be a matchup of the early season division leaders in the Clayton League. On that same day, the Henderson County 70+ team will travel to Winged Deer Park in Johnson City, TN to face off against the Tri-Cities 70+ team.
The Henderson County Senior Softball League is always looking for new players ages 50 and older. Regular league games are played on Monday and Friday mornings at 9:30 on fields 8 and 9 at Jackson Park in Hendersonville. For additional information go to: