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

Monday, June 1, 2015

While Don's Away we will play.

This is a test email.  Anyone who calls Don in the morning, to let him know you'll be late, please call me.

Bob Hite

Saturday, May 23, 2015

From Don Ing, Bill Bowley


Please keep Pat and his family in your thoughts and prayers.   I'll pass along any information as soon as I can. 

An update from Greg Denny's Facebook post

For all my Florida softball buddies, some bad news. Pat Drouillard, from Windsor, Ont. had a stroke this morning. He has no feeling in his left side and is in ICU in Windsor. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. I got the word from Don Ing, who also plays ball with us. I will keep you all posted when I get updated.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Playing Hard And Having Fun
Tuesday, May 20, 2015  

We had a wing-ding-doodler of a game at the DiamondPlex.Team Wing; Team 1: Dampier, F. Gonzalez, Toro, T. Smith, DeRidder, Capozzi, Hill, Marino, Kallister, Powell, Moots and Merritt.

Team Ding; Team 2: Pepin, Witmer, Doerbaum, Lopez, Grabb, Hite, Spitaleri, Thompson, Straight, Leggett, Bess and L. Baker.

Team Doodler; Team 3: Rivera, Coffman, Jacobs, Schapler, King, Simon, Matta, Shirer, Wells, Boswell and Gibson. 

The game was as close as the hair on a flea’s ear. Team’s Wing and Ding started out as hot as Florida asphalt on a summer’s day. The 1st inning was highlighted by two homeruns, one by Team 1, (Toro), and one by Team 2, (Doerbaum). Toro ran for his HR, after hitting a shot in the right center field gap. He ran the bases like a rabbit with his tail on fire. Doerbaum’s homerun tore a hole through one of the clouds, as it landed over the left center fence. Both teams scored 3 runs. The Doodler Team was asleep under a shade tree in the 1st inning, they scored 0.

In the 2nd inning, Team 1, added to their lead by ripping several base hits and scoring five runs. Kallister, Powell, Moots, Dampier, Toro and Smith all had key hits, in the inning. Team Doodler woke up from their nap, in the 2nd inning, and decided to crank it up, they scored 4 runs. Schapler, King, Simon and Matta scorched a few hits. Simon’s triple was the big hit of the inning. After two innings the score was Wing: 8-Ding: 3 and Doodler: 4.

Team Wing cooled off in the 3rd inning. Team Ding added two runs to their score when master carpenter, Dave Doerbaum, built a rainbow bridge over the left center field fence, and dinged a two run shot on that rainbow express. Team Doodler kept up their hitting and added 3 runs, Rivera, Coffman, Jacobs and Giordano all had hits. Jacob’s triple was the biggie. After 3 innings the score was Wing: 8-Ding: 5 and Doodler: 7.


The teams were in a dog fight throughout the rest of the game, as the teams tried to snarl, growl, bite and claw their way to victory. (Or maybe, that dog fight description was just one of Richie Marino’s stories that I heard in the dugout). As a matter of fact, Rich had a big dog hit in the 7th inning, smashing a line drive into the gap, in left center, for a home run, that gave Team Wing the lead.  He took a bow after he wowed us, that makes him a bow wow. Team Ding tried to answer back in the middle of the 7th; they scored 2 runs to make it close. However, with runners on 1st and 2nd base, the final out was recorded and Team Ding was done.

It was all up to Team Doodler to see if they could set the bases ablaze and win the game. Looking back, they had ended the 6th inning ahead by one run. The score at that time was Wing: 8- Ding: 11- Doodler: 12. However, after Wing’s 7 run, 7th inning outburst, the Doodlers came to bat in the bottom of the 7th , down by 3 runs. Boswell got things started in the 7th  , for the Doodlers, with a single. Rivera then singled him to third and Coffman scored them both, with a double. With two outs, and still down a run, Jacobs was intentionally walked, as the boo birds laid down a chorus of jeers, from the bench. With runners on 1st and 2nd, Giordano was the right man, in the right spot. He singled to tie the game and move the winning run to 3rd.  We were knocking on heaven’s door. Alas, that is as close to winning as we would get. The next batter hit an atom ball, a hard liner right at em, which was caught by Witmer, to end the game. Final Score: Wing: 15- Ding: 13- Doodler: 15.


All three teams fought hard to bag a trophy elephant; instead all we got was a final score that was irrelevant. In this case, it’s not whether you win or lose, but being able to play in the game that matters.

Gold Glove Plays:

Frank Jacobs’ catch of a sinking line drive in right center.

Ron Pepin’s catch, over his shoulder, in deep left field.

Dave Doerbaum’s catch of a hot grounder, which he turned into a double play.

Dave Shirer’s throw to the plate to gun down a runner.

John Gibson’s catch at the plate to retire that same runner.

Hot Hitters:

Team 1:

Dampier: 4/4 with a double.

Toro: 2/3 with a HR.

Smith: 3/ 4.

Capozzi: 4/4.

Marino: 3/ 4 with a HR and a double.

Powell: 3/ 4.

Merritt: 2/3.

Team 2:

Witmer: 4/4 with a double.

Doerbaum: 2/4 with 2 HRs.

Lopez: 4/4 with a HR.

Grabb: 3/3 and a walk.

Straight: 3/4.

Team 3:

Rivera: 2/3 and a walk.

Jacobs: 2/ 3 with a triple and a walk.

Giordano: 3/ 4.

King: 2/3.

Simon: 2/3 with a triple.

Matta: 3/3 with a triple and a HR.

Boswell: 2/3.