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Current News

I guess there's a first time for everything! A message from SSIL President Nilo Menendez: "Sal, please post the following: Unfortunately, due to the lack of response of participation, the end of the year party at Masaryktown on Friday, April 29th has been cancelled. Refunds will be available this Tuesday and Thursday at the park beginning at 10:00am until the end of practice on those days."

From Tony Passanesi (WHACS webmaster): Dudley Lightning end loaded 27 oz. bat. Used one season in excellent condition, looks & hits great, $149.00, if interested call 352-686-6812.

"Hernando County Bangers went 4-0 this weekend and Ron Valure made his debut with a explosive bat this weekend. HBCB scored nearly 100 runs this weekend". Thanks Mark (see "Pictures").

A message from SSIL Secretary Dan Castillo sent from his I Pad: "Subject: SSils and Whacs summer softball, sponsored by SSils . Play to start june1. Veterans park,Monday and Wednesday starting times are 8:30am and 10in the months of June and July. Please have commitments in by May 15 2016,to secure roster spots and equitable teams. The fees will be $20 per player for the summer. Starting Tuesday April 19 fees can be pais in person cash or check payable SSils softball,at veterans field 10:00am. The trump 44-375 softball will be in play. Any questions please call Dan Castillo,SSils secretary. 7084469940. Sal can you post ASAP! Thanks "

A message from  SSIL President Nilo Menendez: Batting practice for tournament players will be held for 2 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday at Veterans Park. also, we will be collecting $$ for the SSIL "end of the year Party on those days.

A message from Bill Saywers: "I would like to thank all the SSIL players for this second half season. The competition was great and I enjoyed the welcome atmosphere, as Amanda and I return to Williamsburg Virginia (21-Apr) we carry many favorable memories, and looking forward to next season when to ump says "take the field", again thanks, Bill & Amanda Sawyers". Bill speaking as a SSIL rep and editor of the website I/we consider it an honor to have such a talented player and pleasant couple as you and Amanda, looking foward to your return next season.

The SSIL is having their annual end of the year party. It will be held at Masaryktown social hall April 29th, 2016. The food though not decided yet will be catered by Pizza Villa. The cost will be $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple. Contact any board member via this site, board member phone numbers are in "League Info page.

The new Board of Directors today (4-7-16) approved the new amended rules #18 & #23 of the SSIL playing rules to comply with the current NSA directive, which will keep us current as to their insurance policy. The amended SSIL playing rules are now listed.

See "Travel Team" section for our SSIL team & SSIL players

A message from Mark Dewar: "I just spoke to Paul Perrault, his EKG went well, however he just lost his dad at 97 years old". Your SSIL brothers are happy about your results, but sad about your dad. Age has nothing to do with passing, the loss of a loved one is tough regardless of how old they were. 

The 2015-2016 SSIL Champs are pictured in "Pictures".  

 See "SSIL Community News Items" for final SSIL stats leaders.  UPDATE: Sorry Woody I kept you on the HR leader board as long as I could, it was then brought to my attention that I goofed! Ron Valure had 7 HRs, as an old Brooklyn Dodger fan would say "wait "til next year".

Congratulations to Karma as SSIL League Champions, their victory today and Elks Lodge's loss gave Karma the title. Congratulations also goes out to the two teams (Dr Higgin/Dr Chaney and Pizza Villa) that made these last few games exciting right up to the last game today. See "League Info" for the new Board.

At 12:06 PM today (03/31/16) the new Board became effective as the current season ended at that time. Good luck to the new Board and many thanks to the outgoing Board.

Congratulations to Pizza Villa and Dr Higgins/Dr Chaney, both teams played spoiler and beat the first place teams. Pizza Villa beat Elks Lodge & Dr Higgin/Dr Chaney beat Karma. Right up until the last scheduled game there is something to play for. It boils down to Thursday (03/31) to determine the finish. a Karma victory and Elks Lodge loss would give the League Championship to Karma, should Karma lose and Elks Lodge win it would create a best of three League Championship. Should both first place teams win then one game will be played between both teams (Karma & Elks Lodge).

Another outstanding outfield catch, Mark Stone is being sued by Mike Labriola for robbing him of at least a triple. Mark made the catch with his back to the infield and backhanded. Jeff Gerbino forced a runner at second from his knees from his position shortstop, it seems like an everyday occurrence here at the SSIL.

I just checked (8:29 PM) the second half season records for each team, the win-loss records are correct going into Thursday's game. Anyone can check the win/loss by counting the asterisks on the schedule page, asterisk denotes "win".

Election results will be posted tomorrow (03/25). UPDATE at 10:08 PM (03/24) election results: President elect is Nilo Menendez, for 1st Vice President elect Hector Ortiz, for 2nd Vice President elect Larry Dodson and for Secretary Elect Dan Castillo. Their term becomes effective immediately at the conclusion of the last play of all team playing activity. Congratulations to the 2016/17 Board Members and many thanks to the present Board for doing an outstanding job this past season.

Today there were two great games, the so called bottom teams almost became spoilers. Dr Higgins/Dr Chaney lost to first place Karma by 2 runs and it took 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning for first place Elks Lodge to beat Pizza Villa by 1 run. 

You know those bat warmers that hang on the fence at the park? They're very effective especially with the Composite bats. Cindy Labriola will make them up complete for $10.00. They also hold up to three bats. See Cindy at the park on Tuesdays or Thursdays or call her. 

A Word from the President:

When a team needs a player and they already have ten players, the Board member who must give the team a replacement will verify the addition by first speaking to the tenth team rostered player to verify the rostered players ability to play.

The managers will have to be diligent with giving the scorekeeper the lineup 10 to 15 minutes before game time so there won't be a delay in the start of the game. The umpire will be asked not to allow a team to take the field until the lineup is completed. 

A Word from the Editor...

I just installed a copy of the Vets field permit in "LeagueInfo" page, should the need to prove that the field is asigned to the SSIL ever comes up.  

In the "LeagueInfo" page you will see a comments box, thanks to Steve King it can now be used. If you would like to make a comment fill out the appropriate lines and make your comment. The comments will be sent to my (Sal Ficarra-editor) e-mail address. All messages will be sent to the President or if he's not available to the next Board member available.

Anyone having trouble with the website roster page open the website in internet explorer.
You can now Google or Yahoo onto the SSIL website, just type in "ssilsoftball.com" in the search box and look for Spring Hill Senior Softball. A domain name was established also, it's ssil-softball.

Click "LEAGUE INFO" to find Officer Phone Numbers, Player Application, Waiver Forms, Team Lineup Cards, etc.

SSIL Community News Items...

Batting Average: Phil Biedronski .675    Homeruns: Ron Valure 7     RBI's: Ron Valure 80
Hits: Ron Valure 84   Doubles: Ron Valure 33    Triples: Ron Valure 16   (least singles Ron Valure)
Base on balls: Bill Carsin 18 Games played: Dan Castillo, Bill Schug, Dennis Harmon, Jerry Matthews 42

Al Johnson asked me to post the following: To all SSIL, Whacs & Anderson Snow players & guests who attended our Rays Fan Bus trips this past season Thank You! The Rays 2016 schedule is out & I'm looking at L. A. Dodgers (of course), Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles and/or N Y Yankees as possible trips. Will keep you informed.

Globe Trailers won their Half Century Tournament in Venice.
Tommy Gile's Franklin Brin team also won Over 70 Top Bracket in Sarasota FHC April 2 & 3. (see pics)

April Birthdays: John Loos (02), Chuck Kuritz (16), Larry Dodson (17), John Barbato (24), Mark Dewar (28), Nilo Menendez (28).  

Health and Welfare...


Travel Teams...


Click hyperlink below for Half Century voter results: Documents/Results one pitch and state tournament eligibility.pdf

SSIL is Ten Years Old !

The Senior Softball Invitational League (SSIL) is starting it's tenth season. This league boasts of signing the best 50+ softball players in Hernando County (and some from Pasco and Citrus) playing good/crisp competitive softball in the Spring Hill area.

The SSIL website is also the best softball website in Spring Hill. Our goal is to keep the players (and their families) well informed with notices, a 2-week schedule, etc. We are now the only Spring Hill website where anyone (players and their families) can follow the season thru league standings, individual game box scores, and complete year-to-date player stats. In addition, Current By-Laws, game Rules and minutes of every League, are available to be read and even printed thru-out the year.

Check the "COMMAND buttons" on the top; use them to navigate to the various SSIL sections. Since games are played Tue/Thu; my goal is to publish every Friday (worse case maybe Sat).

This website is for those who follow the SSIL... please enjoy it and comment on things you like and dislike. As in previous years I will post by Friday of the week just completed, although most times posting occurs by Thursday evening.

Good luck to all the players, have fun and don't get hurt. This is your site, use it, if only to send recipes or complain about my handling of the site. Sal Ficarra

Final Standings






T1 Karma Spirits & Cafe 17 7 .708 -
T4 Elks Lodge/Rookies 16 8 .667 1
T2 Pizza Villa Restaurant 8 16 .333 9
T3 Dr. Higgins/Dr. Chaney     7 17 .292 10
* Won

This Week's Schedule

03/29 9:30am T4 vs T2*  Vet
10:45pm T3* vs T1 Vet
03/31 9:30am T4 vs T3* Vet
10:45pm T2 vs T1* Vet

Next Week

00/00 09:30am TBD Vet
10:45am TBD Vet
00/00 09:30am TBD Vet
10:45am TBD Vet


Tuesday - Game ONE

 03/22 Phil Mazzullo had a good day as Pizza Villa beat Elks Lodge, for Elks Lodge Woody Mills & Phil Biedronski went 3-4.

Tuesday - Game TWO

 03/22 Dr Higgins/Dr Chaney spoiled Karma's chance to take over 1st place by beating Karma in a close game. Jeff Gerbino had a 3-4 day. John Bonczyk went 3-3 for Karma.

Thursday - Game THREE

03/24 Dr Higgins/Dr Chaney again played spoiler by beating Elks Lodge. Big hitting by Billy Schug & John Hernandez going 4-4 with John Hernandez hitting a homer. Cesar Mendez hit a grandslam. Elks Lodge hitting was done by John Barbato & Jerry Matthews with 3-3 games & Phil Biedronski & John Loos went 3-4.

Thursday - Game FOUR

03/24 Today's win by Karma & Elks Lodge's loss gave Karma the League Championship. Mike Labriola went 3-3 & Robbie Fowle, Bill Carson & Tommy Giles went 3-4.

Batting Average
Phil Biedronski T4 114 .675
Ron Valure T1 131  .641
Mike Labriola T1 110 .591
Al Johnson T1 139 .583
Joe Bauman T3 122 .574