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Updated: 06/26/2013 08:03:08AM

Senior softballers celebrate first season in new league

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HERALD PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP
Charlie Patrick, right, tells a story to Marv Merth and Gary and Kathy Feige at the end-of-season party at The Slip Not, sponsor of the 60+ Softball League.

HERALD PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP
Lou Greene, Monte Montero, Don Benn and Ted Bowman sit back and enjoy pizza, sandwiches, chicken wings and some adult beverages at the season-ending party. The players enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the other players in an off-the-field situation.

HERALD PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP
Ron Spinney, 69, on the left, and 68-year-old Jim Trotter show Spinney’s crutches and claim they are still probably the fastest players in the league.

HERALD PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP
Mike Capalbo and Joann McWilliams — her husband Mike McWilliams is a player in the league — show their $41 and $40 winnings in the 50/50 drawing held by the league at the end-of-season softball party.

By STEVE KNAPP

Sports Writer

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There is a new softball league in Charlotte County geared for players 60 and older. There was a need for a league of players who were at least 60 years old and may have lost a step or two from their prime. That is how The Slip Not 60+ Softball League was started.

The four-team league recently ended their first season with a party at the sponsor’s Punta Gorda establishment, located on the corner of U.S. 41 South and Henry Street at 1601 Tamiami Trail. The Slip Not has been very good to the new league, as Scott Cook, the owner of the popular night spot, sponsored the entire league.

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