The Sometimers captured the 2017 Beanbag Baseball crown to open the
25th year of the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics March 23.
Edna Neill, JoJo Mazyck, Shera Peterson, Cookie Thomas and Lynette
Wynn comprise the front row from left with Bill Mazyck, Howard Peterson,
Mike Fort and Larry Wynn round out the champion squad on the back row.
IT WAS A PERFECT STORM
The Sometimers were on target most of the time March 22-23 in winning the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics Beanbag Baseball title at VFW Hall No, 4588.
The team played six games through two days and won them all. In fact, in the opening match of the second day, The Sometimers routed the Silver Sluggers 31-11 and then closed out the day by beating the Silver Sluggers 19-16 for the Gold Medal.
The Silver Sluggers won the Silver Medal and last year’s champion, The Rascals, settled for the Bronze Medal, as the Sometimers beat them, 19-17, to set up the Gold Medal showdown. JoJo Mazyck went 3-for-3 with a couple of home runs in pacing the win. Mazyck and her husband Bill, Larry Wynn and Sherra Petterson also had big offensive games. “But we had many contributers in most of our games,” team captain Bill Mazyck said.
This was no surprise win for the Sometimers as almost all of the squad played in years past as Better Than Best. “Some of the players thought that name was a little too arrogant,” said Captain Bill Mazyck. “So we became The Sometimers.”
In 2011 the team won a Silver Medal as The Sometimers. The Silver Sluggers won a Gold Medal in 2012.
Last year’s champion, The Rascals, fell on hard times in their first game in the tournament March 22, beaten by the Benton Council on Aging Tigers, But the team fought itsr way back.
Other second day scores: Diamonds 2 11, David Raines Cougars 2; Rascals 17, Beanie Boppers 16; Knights of Columbus 15, Go Gettrers 2 5; Rascals 19, Diamonds 2 14; Silver Sluggers 2 17, Knights of Columbus 9.
Beanbag Baseball is a target game with players throwing beanbags toward a target 17 feet away, seeking to drop them through holes labeled home run, three bagger, two bagger and single, as well as out and foul. Team rosters bat in order for a designated number of innings.
The Beanbag competion opened the sports and games carnival for 50 year olds and older. Various activities are scheduled through May 26.