Stevens Point Softball

The St. Peter's Keys

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The Saint Peter's Keys Softball Team Photo
The Keys Softball T-Shirt Design

The Keys Softball Team T-Shirt

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The front of the T-shirt was designed by Darcy Bunn from a concept sketch by Chris McKenna. The back of the T-shirt contains the Maher Water logo.

Visit the Saint Peter's Point Catholic parish blog for our weekly softball highlights!
The St. Peter Keys Team Roster
Keymaster
(A.K.A. coach)
Phil Lawson

The Keys:

Phil Lawson
Erik Duhn
Matt Lepak
Michael Reilly
Derek Treichel
Josh Zdroik
Alex Uttecht
Eli Zdroik
Peter Vitt
Stephanie Treichel
Linzy Uttect
Chelsea Rudiger
Maria Marchel
Leah Wierzba
Brittny Hebert
McKenzie Gotz
Abby Wanserski
Mary Hayden
Karey Sommers
Team Photos




A recap of our Inaugrual Season in 2006
Last Week's Softball Game Highlights - August 7, 2006
from Phil Lawson

The Keys had their eyesight adjusted for this game, drawing a large number of walks and scoring a "mercy-rule shortened" 18-6 Win over Grazies this past Monday night. The Keys started off strong with 10 runs in the 1st inning, with the help of walks and only 2 hits. With some more standout defense, the team cruised from there.

This was the Keys 4th straight win. A win next week guarantees the Keys at least a tie for 1st Place in the 2nd Half!

Softball Game Highlights - July 31, 2006
From Jason Bunn

The Keys took to the field under a hot and humid sky to battle against Fills Bar and Graffiti's, hoping to secure victories in the final match-ups with both teams.

In the first contest, the Keys rocketed to a 4-0 lead and were quickly answered by Fills, who tied it at 4 after 1 inning. The Keys managed to keep up the pressure and slowly extended a lead as the innings went by, helped by solid defense that kept Fills at bay. Despite a late inning rally, the Keys held on to secure a 13-10 victory. The Keys offense was strong throughout the game, with solid hitting and smart baserunning. The left hand side of infield made some tremendous plays, with Lyndsey Felts stopping liners to third and Joe Piffner throwing out a runner at home. The catch of the day goes to Kent Glazer who made a diving catch in left center to help put Fills away.

In the second contest, we resumed the rain-shortened game from last week, starting in the bottom of the 4th inning leading 6 to 1. Graffiti's scored first, cutting the lead to three, but Kent Glazer again came through, this time at the plate with a base clearing triple to put the Keys up 9-3. The defense took over in the seventh, with the game ending out coming on another Joe Piffner rocket from short center field to home plate, where Chris McKenna slapped down the tag.

Special thanks to our fans, who again showed up in force, urging the Keys on to victory and to a .500 record for the first time since June 12.

Softball Game Highlights - July 24, 2006
From Phil Lawson
Mother Nature interrupted us with a 6-1 lead in the 4th inning over 1st Place Graffiti's. The game will be concluded next Monday night at 9:30pm. That will immediately follow our regularly scheduled game against Fill's Bar at 8:30pm.
Softball Game Highlights - July 19, 2006
From Phil Lawson
The Keys snapped their losing streak with a much needed, 9-4 win over Opi's Sports Bar. Key contributors included Fr. Sakowski in the leadoff spot, showing a great adeptness at reaching base and Alex Sommers with a nice defensive play. Our offense continued to produce with Lindsey Kramer, David Malay, and Joe Piffner all delivering key hits. The "Hustle" award goes to Chris McKenna, turning a single into a double with some real aggressive base running, and later barreling over the other pitcher at home plate to score a run.
Softball Game Highlights - July 10, 2006
From Jason Bunn

The Keys faced Second Street Pub for the second time this year following a week off for the 4th of July holiday. We were back to full strength after the return of Fr. Derek "Priest Lightning" Sakowski and the infamous Natalie Timm from their mission trip to Peru. The Keys jumped out ahead early with a six-run, two-out rally in the bottom of the first. Second Street Pub came back establishing a small lead for most of the remainder of the game. Strong hitting late in the game kept the Keys alive, and we loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 7th, trailing by just one run, 13-12. But the Second Street Pub snatched the victory from St. Peter's with two outstanding defensive plays to strand the tying run, Coach "Keymaster" McKenna at 3rd base.

Coach McKenna has been quoted as saying the most improved batter award goes to Lindsey Kramer, who slugged one to the outfield for a base hit and an RBI.

Last Week's Softball Game Highlights - June 26, 2006
From Phil Lawson

It was a 10-8 Loss to Grazies. We were up 6-1 and actually through most of the game until Grazies got four runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take a 10-8 lead. We loaded the bases in the top of the 7th with 2 outs. Joe P hit a sharp liner that Grazie's Shortstop nabbed to end it. Grazies made some nice defensive plays in the game, but it's one we could've and probably should've won.

Game highlight submitted by Danielle Maher-Baron: There were deer hanging out beyond the outfield fence throughout the game, scared away a couple of times by home runs hit by the other team...

Last Week's Softball Game Highlights - June 19, 2006
From Phil Lawson

This past Monday, we lost to Fills Bar in a slugfest 16-11. In probably our worst-played game of the year, the Keys fought hard till the end, even scraping together a rally in the last inning, before falling short. The Keys record now stands at 3-4, in spite of outscoring their opponents 64 runs to 40 runs.

Our next game is Monday, June 26th at 6:30PM against Grazie's, Field 2 at Zenoff Park.

Softball Game Highlights - June 12, 2006
From Chris McKenna

In a game eerily reminiscent of the teams' first meeting, the Keys 7th inning rally came up one run short as Grafitti's held on to win, 7-6. Grafitti's jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 3 innings, as the Keys had managed just 2 harmless singles to that point. The offense opened up after that, however, as they threatened in each of the last 4 innings.

 

Lyndsey Felts, Jason Bunn, Joe Pfiffner, Paul Szachnit [and Chris McKenna -editors note] all had extra-base hits over the last few innings. After pushing across 3 runs in the top of the 4th to tie the score, the game changed on an apparent double-play by Lyndsey Felts and Danielle Maher-Baron. The umpire admittedly missed the second half of the play and Grafitti's went on to score 2 runs in the inning. The Keys would not let up though. In both the 5th and 7th innings, with runners on base and two outs on both occassions, it took very nice plays by the opposing left-fielder to thwart the Keys' rallies.

Other game notes:

- Phil Lawson pitched very well in his first complete game of the season.

- Lyndsey Kramer, while playing catcher, made a very nice catch on a pop-up and did a nice job in her plate appearances.

- Paul Szachnit is on a tear the last 2 games, going 4-6, with 3 extra-base hits and 6 RBI's.

- Jason Bunn launched one of the longest hit balls of the season with a double to the left-field fence and scored 2 runs.

Softball Game Highlights - June 5, 2006
From Chris McKenna

Vini, Vidi, Vici!

The Keys, newly clad in their full battle array (i.e., the t-shirts arrived) came, saw, and conquered on Monday night, recording their first shutout of the season, 20-0. To sum up the evening, Paul Szachnit (pronounced "Shack-nit") drove in 5 runs in the second inning with two doubles to deep left-center field. The only disappointment to the evening was that the Keys only got to play 4 innings, due to the mercy rule. The Keys, spurred on by a suddenly visible and at times, raucous legion of fans, played well in all facets of the game, while taking advantage of a leaky defense and a questionable call on a bizarre play on the basepaths.

The defense and pitching staff had another solid outing, allowing only one walk and a few hits. The defense was led by a couple of great plays by Tony Woerfel at shortstop in his farewell outing, including his third assisted double play of the season. The offense almost batted around twice in the second inning, erupting for 14 runs.

After Father Sakowski beat out an infield hit as if propeled by a canon, Phil Kozlowski, a member of the "Key Chain Gang" (St. Peter's loyal and growing fan base), shouted out, "Priest Lightning!" .... Beware of the Men in Navy Blue.

Stats provided by Kevin Grimstad, inc.

Softball Game Highlights - May 22, 2006
From Jason Bunn

The Saint Peter Keys took to the field in high sprits on a cool, but crystal clear evening on Monday for their second outing of the season. This evening featured a double-header, with the first game against Second Street Pub with a second game against Graffiti's Sports Bar. Many thanks to the Saint Peter fans who came out to support the team.

The first matchup against Second Street Pub was a defensive masterpiece, with both sides only reluctantly surrendering runs. Clutch performances on the left side of the infield by Lyndsey Felts and Tony Woeffel helped back up the excellent complete game effort by pitcher Chris McKenna. Kudos to the right field triple team of Lindsey, Abbey and Angie, who combined efforts to keep any opposite field hits down to a minimum. The game turned on a clutch pinch hit by Joe Piffner, who gave the Keys the lead in the 5th. Despite needing extra innings, the team was able to hold off a charge by Second Street pub and emerged with the victory 9-8.

The second game time start temperature was a factor for a sluggish start for the Keys, but the excitement rose in the 2nd inning with Father Sakowski's solo shot to the left field track. Racing around the bases, with no thought of personal safety, Father showed us his speed as he recorded his first home run of the year! Despite the fine defensive effort in the second game, Graffiti's managed to find the holes in the defense and the Keys trailed 7-2 entering the top of the seventh. A two run single by Darcy Bunn got the fans (the 5 hearty souls remaining) to their feet as the Keys had two on and nobody out. In the end, Graffiti's defense came through and converted a double play to end the contest, handing the Keys their second defeat of the year, 7-4. Their record stands and 2-2 as they enter into an off week for the Memorial Day holiday.

MVP honors are awarded to Lyndsey Felts for her solid hitting and defensive performance at 3rd base.

A special "rag-arm" award to Chris McKenna! A 14-inning pitching performance kept St. Peter in both games and allowed the defense to shine.

Finally, a "most enthusiastic" award to Mary Gabriel Bunn, who is not yet 2 years old, but that didn't stop her from charging on the field to help mommy catch. Her loud protest after being removed from the scene rattled our opponents and helped secure victory in game one.

Softball Game Highlights - May 15, 2006
From Chris and Trish McKenna

"Blessed are the merciful, mercy shall be theirs"*

By the end of the 5th inning, St. Peter's was ahead 14-2, which meant that the "mercy rule" ended the game, sparing our opponents and giving us the victory.

Tony W was hot with 2 homers, a double, 5 RBIs, and 3 runs scored. David Malay showed that it is strawberry season here in central Wisconsin by sliding into home -- safely, we might add! Let's hear it for southpaw strawberries! Joe Piffner and Paul "Pigpen" Szachnit also collected 2 hits apiece. Bob Komperda, doubled at his first at-bat of the season. Eager to do the Keys proud, he unknowingly and illegally tried to lead off 2nd base, which prompted our patient ump to shout out, "This ain't no baseball!"

Lindsey Felts, Natalie Timm, Danielle Maher Baron, and Darcy Bunn were impressive, too, with a RBI apiece. Keymaster Chris McKenna stated, "I predict that our girls' hitting prowess (not to mention their beauty and virtue) will help set us apart from the other teams in the league." Overall, it was a tremendous defensive effort, seeing as how Grazie's didn't have a runner reach 2nd base until the 5th inning.

Starting pitcher Chris McKenna showed good form in his first official outing of the season, and bullpen finisher Phil Lawson sealed the deal.

*This week's highlights could have been titled "We're playing with the Lord tonight!" since that was what the umpire declared after Darcy Bunn teasingly chastised members of the other team for some crude language in the presence of a church team.

Softball Game Highlights - May 8, 2006 Highlights
From Coach Chris McKenna

Despite the forfeit [due to radio weather cancellation misunderstandings], there were a lot of positives. Although no one kept score, we probably only lost 8-6, or something close to that. Here are my favorites for the "Key" play of the day:

4. After a solid line drive to left, Paul "PigPen" Szachnit seemed to get dirty at almost every base before scoring.

3. Darcy Bunn's 2-run, 2-out single to left.

2. Father Derek's leaping grab in left field (was that Ken Griffey, jr. out there?)

1. Angie Harris, in her first softball game ever, came to bat with 2 outs and the bases loaded, and placed a perfectly executed bunt down the third base line to drive in a run and keep the rally going.


The Saint Peter's Keys Softball Team Photo

The Saint Peter's Keys Softball Team Photo June 5, 2006 at Zenoff Park, Stevens Point Wisconsin.
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Stevens Point Softball Association Schedule for the Saint Peter's Keys

All games are at Zenoff Park, north 2nd Street by the Moose Lodge.

May 3, 2010 8:30 PM
vs. Mikey's Bar & Grill
L 20-8

May 10, 2010 7:30 PM
vs. Tilted Kilt
W 28-17

May 17, 2010 6:30 PM
vs. Family Wellness Chiro.
L 21-6

May 24, 2010 9:30 PM
vs. Kristin's Riverwalk
L 12-11

June 7, 2010 6:30 PM
vs. Woodlands Church
L 8-4

June 14, 2010 9:30 PM
vs. Mikey's Bar 7 Grill

June 21, 2010 9:30 PM
vs. Tilted Kilt

June 28, 2010 7:30 PM
vs. Family Wellness Chiro.

July 12, 2010 7:30 PM
vs. Kristin's Riverwalk

July 19, 2010 8:30 PM
vs. Wally's Electric

July 26, 2010 6:30 PM
vs. Opi's/River's Edge

August 2, 2010 6:30 PM
vs. Mikey's Bar & Grill

August 9, 2010 9:30 PM
vs. Tilted Kilt

August 16, 2010 8:30 PM
vs. Family Wellness Chiro.