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Sanibel Softball League: Great White Grill eats Dirt (Baggers)

By Staff | May 6, 2009

Last week’s Game of the Week was the Great White Grill vs. the Dirtbaggers.

This game was like an iron curtain – both team played stiff defense. With 13 runs scored total, it was the lowest scoring game of the season and tied for lowest scoring softball game in recorded Sanibel history (Gasparilla Pirates vs. the Sanibel Eagles in the winter of ’07).

In the bottom of the final inning, the Dirtbaggers were winning by one run with Great White Grill up to bat. GWG not only scored one run to tie, but two runs to win the contest.

“We came, we saw… we dropped the ball,” said Dirtbaggers player Steve Taub.

Final score: Great White Grill 7, Dirtbaggers 6.

In the other games played last week, The Dunes put a shiner on All Island Glass, winning 30-16. Bailey’s won their game without having even to step onto the field – Biddle’s Bucket had to fold before the game started. Too many players went back up north. Sanctuary Island Electric sent 50,000 jigga-watts into The Sundial in an electrifying 24-2 victory. Like Ponce de Leon searching for the mythical Fountain of Youth, so too does The Sundial searching for their first win of the season.

Next week’s matchups will feature The Dirtbaggers vs. All Island Glass, Doc Ford’s against the Great White Grill, Bailey’s Baggers vs. The Sundial and Sanctuary Island Electric will host The Dunes.

The Sanibel Adult Softball League plays every Wednesday and Thursday night at the Sanibel Ball Fields. For more information, contact the Rec Center at 472-0345.

There are only two weeks left in the regular season. The final post-season tournament will pit the top four ranked teams in a one night, single elimination tournament with eternal glory up for stake. This tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 20.

Pick-up players wanted

Rookie and veteran softball players are wanted to join the 44 and over Pick-up Softball League!

Pick-up softball games are available at the Sanibel Ball Fields every Monday night starting at 6:15 p.m.

Meet and play softball with your friendly Sanibel neighbors. Games are available all year round and weather permitting. This recreational opportunity is available to anyone ages 44 and over. There is no fee to participate – just bring your glove.

Proper footwear is required. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available.