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Creakers Softball

You are invited to join the “CREAKERS”

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You are invited to join the “CREAKERS” a young group of 52 to 94 year old softball enthusiasts. All our games and practices are in the mornings starting around 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To join the CREAKERS and be assigned to a team we ask that you attend an open practice for evaluation any Monday or Friday morning. Please call Mike Howard (925-478-8180) or Russ Mowrer (925-935-8373)  (rdmow@att.net,) to let us know that you plan to attend. They will answer any questions you might have and advise you of any specific time or other requirement. The practices are usually held at Heather Farm Field 5, 301 N San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek.
It’s not required that you join before your evaluation but we do ask that you sign a Waiver Release

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE WALNUT CREAKERS SOFTBALL LEAGUE

The CREAKERS are a part of the Walnut Creek Seniors Club and one must be a member of the WCSC in order to participate in CREAKER Softball. The CREAKERS are open to all seniors over 50, regardless of skill, gender and ability, who desire to enjoy safe recreational fun in the sport of slow-pitch softball.

This year (2016) we have over 230 registered players, 14 teams and three core divisions; American, National and Continental. It was decided to keep 3 divisions to reduce the diversity of skills/age on a team to make it more enjoyable and still competitive for everyone. The players range in age from 53-94 with an average age of 71.
American Division: Consists of four teams with 15-16 players per team. Players have above average to outstanding skills for playing seniors softball and are able to play safely at a more competitive level. Some players have played competitive softball for many years and many of them still play on tournament teams. In the American Division the players are the “younger”, faster, more agile and play at a more competitive level. Players range in age from 53-76 with an average age of 64.5. These teams play on Tuesdays with games starting at 9:30am.

National Division: Consists of six teams with 15-16 players per team. Players have average to above average skills for playing seniors softball and are able to play safely at a competitive level. Some players have played softball for many years; and some play on tournament teams. In the National Division the players are a little older but still relatively fast and agile enough to play at a competitive but safe level. Players range in age from 53-83 with an average age of 71.8. These teams play on Tuesdays with games starting at 9:30am.

Continental Division: Consists of four teams with 15-16 players per team. Many of the players are newer to softball and/or their current abilities make this less competitive league a more appropriate fit for their skill set. In the Continental Division the players are “older”, slower and generally less agile. However, once on the field we feel like we’re Buster Posey when we get that hit or make that play at home plate! Players range in age from 59-94 with an average age of 76.1 (only 12-years older than the youngsters in the American). In order to ensure that there are four teams, some players are allowed to play on both the National and Continental teams. . These teams play on Thursdays with games starting at 9:30am.

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14 Comments
  1. Gary King permalink

    Hi Terry, I’m interested in playing ball again. I’m 64 and haven’t played in over 5 years. Last league was the over 35 in Concord at Willow Pass, Wednesday night C’s. I have joined the W.C. Senior Club and would like an opportunity to be evaluated by your eval team. Can you give me more information and where the evals take place?
    Thanks, looking forward to playing again.

    Gary King, 925 786 9138

  2. Cindy Mohler permalink

    2/1/16 – Gary, I forwarded your message to Terry White and he should be contacting you. If you need to contact him again, go directly to his email at twhite211@astound.net or call him at 925-939-7508. Good luck and welcome to the Creakers.
    Regards, Cindy & Bob Mohler

  3. michael saindon permalink

    I did, now we need to get this out to all ballparks, HF, Willow Pass, PH…..so many seniors playing at night and getting their butts kicked..we need to reach out to these players

  4. Jon Wintermeyer permalink

    Dave: My name is Jon Wintermeyer and I am a registered member of the WC Creakers league and the Seniors Club. I joined last spring, but it was after the Handbooks were printed so my name was not in it. I was assigned to the Continental League and placed on the Green team. I am interested in playing into the fall and need to know how to do that and who to contact. The Creakers have all my information with address, phone (925-687-2456 or Cell 324-9603) Thanks for your help. Jon

    • blublood32 permalink

      You need to make an eye catching sign, very colorful, for the board at Heather Farms between field 4 and field 5….I play at night and there are so many seniors who play who have no idea about the Creakers…good players too…if we get 5 that would be nice, anymore a bonus…Mike

  5. Chris Perez permalink

    I am interested in information on the softball league. Thank you
    Chris Perez

  6. Michael Saindon permalink

    contact Russ Mower…once the fields are dry he is always at the hitting work out Mondays and Fridays..there he will evaluate you and put you in the correct league…..

  7. Russ Mowrer permalink

    Chris, give me a call 925-935-8373 or e-mail me at rdmow@att.net and I can send you a registration packet and additional information about the CREAKERS. Russ Mowrer

  8. looking forward to finding out more about the league!!!! thanks

  9. Elena permalink

    Hi: Do ypu know of any similar leagues on the Peninsula or in the South Bay?

    Thanks!

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