They hustled, hit, and never quit

Sun City – Sun City Softball had its own World Series and the Mustangs waved the “W.”

Glenn Groebli, president of the league, told the story.

“The Mustangs, an evening softball league team, came to the playoffs with a 12-4 record,” he said.

Gary Krewer, Assistant Manager for the Mustangs, added, we “then went on to win the single elimination playoff tournament.”

Mustangs take home the W for this season. (Photo provided)

Mustangs take home the W for this season. (Photo provided)

Krewer explained the reason for their success: “The Mustangs had great pitching from Gus Zimmer and Ed Fabro during the regular season.”

Krewer added, “In the single elimination playoffs, Fabro again pitched great, with scores of 11-1, 6-2.”

On that warm summer night, the stands were packed with excited spectators cheering their neighbors, fathers, grandfathers, and friends.

Adding to the excitement for the evening, a pink, 26-inch Susan G. Komen bike was raffled off to showcase support to the cause of breast cancer.

Groebli added, “The proceeds raised benefited the Grafton Food Pantry. One of the softball player’s Granddaughter succeeded in winning the prize.”

Giving a play by play, Groebli said, “Bob Crom hit a home run and in the second inning the Mustangs scored 5 runs to take the lead and keep it.”

Krewer saod, “We won the game 7-3. Along with Ed’s excellent pitching, the 2017 Mustangs played outstanding defense and had timely hitting.”

Members of the Mustangs include: Jack Arnold, Bob Crom, Dan Donovan, Ed Fabro, Jeff Gatti, Russ Howard, Ron Juern, Jerry Kolet, Gary Krewer (Asst. Mgr.), Bob Lodewyck, Jim Martensen, Joe Mastrangelo, Tom O’Leary, Jules Pelka, Al Scott, Gus Vaughan, Tom Webster (Mgr.), Al White, Ron Williamson and Gus Zimmer.

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