Baseball was held on September 27th, at Banning Park, Newport, DE
From the Coordinator:
A team of volunteers from the Tri-State Senior Baseball League, LLC provided the opposition.
The Olympians faced a formidable opponent who have been playing baseball on a regular basis all year and fell by a score of 26-4 but that did not damper the spirits of any players on either team. Everyone battled throughout and enjoyed the competition and camaraderie.
John Wyatt led the offense for the Olympians with a 3-4 day at the plate with a run scored. Ed Schmidt was 2-3 and Bill Karjane, and David Hughes also picked up a pair of hits in four at bats. Karjane also scored a run. Dave Schoettinger and Oliver Knotts had the other hits. Schoettinger scored twice.
Ed Schmidt, Bill Karjane, and John Wyatt shared the mound duties. Karjane did yeoman’s work behind the late when not pitching.
Bob Corbett, Harry Fled, and Vince Panico played for the Tri-Stater’s with Corbett handling the managerial duties. Corbett and Feld pitched effectively for the winners.
Kneeling (left to right): Bob Corbett, Ed Schmidt, Willis Grier, The Honorable Benjamin Lerner Standing (left to right): Harry Feld, Vince Panico, Dave Schoettinger, John DeBenedictis, David Hughes, Oliver Knotts, John Wyatt, Johnny white, Bill Karjane
Name Age State Name Age State:
Ty Coffield 57 DE Benjamin Lerner 73 PA
Bob Corbett 59 PA Vincent Panico 66 DE
John DeBenedictis 76 DE Ed Schmidt 67 PA
Willis Grier 74 DE David Schoettinger 65 DE
David Hughes 57 DE Johnny White 73 DE
William Karjane 75 NJ John Wyatt 49 DE
Oliver Knotts 65 DE
John DeBenedictis is the Baseball Coordinator for Delaware Senior Olympics
John graduated from Atlantic City High School, NJ, and earned three degrees from Drexel University. He played amateur baseball in the Roberto Clemente Athletic League and the Camden County, NJ, league until his mid thirties.
John organized a Delaware team to compete in the baseball event at the 1997 National Games in Tucson, AZ. The sport was introduced as an exhibition sport that year and the Delaware team won the Gold medal.
John is the founder and President of the Tri-State 48+/55+ Senior Baseball League, LLC. In 2011, the league fields 11 teams in the 48+ division and 11 teams in the 55+ divisions. The league will start April 2, 2011 and run thru early October, 2011.
John serves on the DSO Board of Directors.
If you are interested in participating in the Annual Games, you do not have to belong to a team. Just sign up and teams will be formed.
For more information contact John DeBenedictis at 302-376-3739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.