Sunday, August 30, 2015

A memorial service for Bill Miller, who passed away in July, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m., in Brandon.

The service will be held at First Baptist Church at 216 N. Parsons Ave., Brandon, FL. 33510.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


The City of Winter Haven is fumigating the softball fields for nematodes this Friday and the Softball Complex will be closed. No batting practice will be allowed. Therefore, there will be no games this Friday.

See you Tuesday.

Don Witmer

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Bill Miller, who passed away this past Wednesday, will be cremated and will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetary.

His wife, Manoka, said she plans to have a memorial service in the Tampa Bay area at a later date to be determined after all of the arrangements have been made for his burial at Arlington National.

Bill passed away Wednesday morning while he and Manoka were out for a morning walk.

Anyone wishing to send a card or note to the family can mail it to:

Manoka Miller
P.O. Box 2217
Valrico, FL 33595

Bill was a longtime player in Winter Haven. He played on several tournament teams as well as in Lakeland and Dover. Bill will be missed not only for his great talents but for his cool and calm demeanor on and off the field.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


There are three vacancies on the board of directors for the term beginning October 15, 2015 and ending on October 14, 2017. A slate of nominees has been determined and we have six individuals who have put their names in the hat to become board members. The Official Ballot is on the right side of the web page under Links. Click on the link for Official Ballot 2015/2016. You can print the ballot and mail it to Richard Moots along with your registration fees for next year. Please vote for only three of the nominees.The deadline for submitting ballots is September 30, 2015. I will have ballots at the ball park beginning Friday July 17th for anyone who will be here before September 30, 2015.

Please take the time to vote for the people that you would like to see on the board of directors.


Don Witmer, Commissioner 

Thursday, June 11, 2015


It had been the norm for several people to bring beer to the ball park on Fridays to enjoy after the games. I want to remind everyone that the beer is to be consumed AFTER the games have been completed. WHSS rules prohibit the drinking of alcoholic beverages by anyone who is playing in the games. If you want to have a few beers during the game, you WILL NOT be allowed to play.

Thanks in advance for your compliance with our rules.

Don Witmer, Commissioner

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nick Matta Reports

I talked to Pat Drouilard today, he is on a hard road to recovery. The good news is that he is recovering, praise God. He took ten steps on Tuesday. He said, they were the hardest 10 steps he ever walked.Pat was glad to hear from me and was in good spirits.  For those who would like to call Pat, his number is  519-973-4444, ask for Room 801 A. (The best time to call is the morning, or late evening , after 7 PM). He will be there until Friday, 6/12, afterwards he goes to a physical therapy hospital. (International phone rates apply). Pat asked that we keep him in our prayers.

Submitted by Nick Matta

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Field C June 2

Reggie Barnes, Team Manager, had the hitting team today.
Jeff Simon, Team Manager,of the visiting team , tried to keep up in the early innings.
Barnes team scored in every inning but only batted 7 innings, due to the flip flop rule.
Final score was Barnes-31, Simon-17.

Barnes team hitters were Dean Schapler, Larry Powell, Russ King, Bobby Spitaler-they all went 5 for 5.
Lee Baker was 3-5. Dean had three doubles and one triple, Russ had two home runs.

Simon team was led by Duff Hill-one home run, 3 doubles, Steve Hill -one home run, Bernie Mohan 5-6 , one home run.

Powell was winning pitcher--8 strikeouts

Submitted by Larry Powell