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Charlestown Sluggers Show Enthusiasm, Determination in Mid-Atlantic Softball Tournament

June 13, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (June 12, 2016) – Charlestown June 8 hosted a Mid-Atlantic double-elimination softball tournament that included teams from four retirement communities. The teams consisted of home team Charlestown, Greenspring (Springfield, VA) , Riderwood (Silver Spring, MD)  and Oak Crest (Parkville, MD) .


Charlestown Sluggers came out with great enthusiasm and determination  to try to beat the returning opponents. The Sluggers practiced two days per week for the past two months to prepare for this challenge. Alas, the Sluggers came up short, as the final scores below indicate:


Oak Crest defeated Charlestown, 15-1.

Riderwood defeated Greenspring, 7-6.

Greenspring defeated Charlestown, 14-3.

Oak Crest defeated Riderwood, 7-5, to take home the coveted Erickson Living Trophy.


Below are the Charlestown team members :


Elba Hinish              

Sara Nixon

Gerald Martin                       

Carlton Butler

Al Blackburn            

Jane Janssen

Walt Plitt                               

Phil Sorensen

Susan LeMar                       

Pat Kasuda

Sue Shefke              

Gil Fisher

John Kasuda                       

Bert Clegern (Coach)


A special thanks to Charlestown's Brass Plus One Band (Bill Sarraf, Jack Knoll, John St Amore, Fred Wolf, Ben Bulla and Paul Bagley) for performing baseball-themed music, and to Dean Crawford, Medical Practice Administrator, for singing the "National Anthem."