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LEESBURG, Fla. – Of the 10 teams competing in the 2019 Florida Senior Games Softball Tournament, only two made it through the schedule on Saturday, August 3, undefeated.

From the 55+ Division, the Players, from The Villages, scored a total of 40 runs in three games, the most of the 10 teams in action to win all three of its games.

The Golden Gals 70+ team, that won a bronze medal at the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in June, completed a three-game undefeated run with a two-run walk off hit from Rebecca Durbin, to defeat the Golden Gals 65+ team, 6-4, in the team’s final game of the day.

The three Golden Gals wins were close games, winning by two games by one run and the third game by two runs.

“I was very impressed by with the number of teams participating and the enthusiasm from everyone who attended the Florida Senior Games Championships for Softball,” said tournament director Avis Vaught, a longtime Florida Senior Games athlete and 2009 Female Athlete of the Year. “Every player was a winner and every team was a winner when it comes to being healthy and active.”

The Florida Senior Games Softball Championships was the first event of the 2019 Florida Senior Games calendar.  The 2019 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, will be held December 6-15, in Fort Lauderdale with 22 sports in action.

Below are the rosters of the two undefeated teams from the 2019 Florida Senior Games Softball Championships:

Players 55+
Beth Bullock, Marissa Carmody, Jayme Cordie, Patricia Gill, Cynthia Godfrey, Lynn Keane, Barbara Kimball, Karen Koltnow, Kym Kovach, Nancy Lee, Connie McNeill, Gail Millman, Suzi Robertson, Doralisa Sherrod, Christine Terrill, Kim Thomas, Laverne Uvodich, Teresa Williams, Coach Midge Ferraro

Golden Gals 70+
Sharon Baran, Dorothy Burrell, Dede Fahrney, Jane Girotti, Darlene Hedrick, Bonnie Kyle-Blamphin, Josephine Lanasa, Judy Lewis, Barbara Lukens, Gloria Tallee Miller, Noreen Murphy, Cindy Price, Beth Quesnel, Virginia Rowand, Ronnie Beth Rump, Joyce Turner, Carol Walther, Ruth Weil, Coach Chris Evans

Results from 2019 Florida Senior Games Softball Tournament
Saturday, August 3, 2019 – Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex, Leesburg

50+ Age Group
Blue Diamonds 60 13, Gold Diamonds 50 5
Sunny Beaches 16, Gold Diamonds 50 9
Players 55 13, Sunny Beaches 4
Sunny Beaches 9, Sluggers 55 7
Gold Diamonds 50 17, Silver Diamonds 65 8
Sunny Beaches, Clearwater, 2-1
Gold Diamonds 50, The Villages, 1-2

55+ Age Group
Players 16, Sunny Beaches 60 9
Sluggers 16, Sunny Beaches 60 9
Players 11, Sluggers 0
Players 13, Sunny Beaches 50 4
Sunny Beaches 50 9, Sluggers 7
Players, The Villages, 3-0
Sluggers, Clearwater, 1-2

60+ Age Group
Blue Diamonds 13, Gold Diamonds 50 5
Players 55 16, Sunny Beaches 9
Sluggers 55 14, Sunny Beaches 6
Sunny Beaches 19, Blue Diamonds 10
Blue Diamonds 11, Golden Gals 65 2
Blue Diamonds, The Villages, 1-2
Sunny Beaches, The Villages, 1-2

65+ Age Group
Golden Gals 70 9, Silver Diamonds 8
Golden Gals 17, Red Diamonds 70 9
Golden Gals 14, Silver Diamonds 11
Red Diamonds 70 13, Silver Diamonds 11
Gold Diamonds 50 17, Silver Diamonds 8
Golden Gals 70 6, Golden Gals 65 4
Blue Diamonds 60 11, Golden Gals 2
Silver Diamonds, The Villages, 0-4
Golden Gals, The Villages, 2-2

70+ Age Group
Golden Gals 9, Silver Diamonds 65 8
Golden Gals 65 17, Red Diamonds 70 9
Golden Gals 15, Red Diamonds 14
Red Diamonds 13, Silver Diamonds 65 11
Golden Gals 6, Golden Gals 65 4
Golden Gals, The Villages, 3-0
Red Diamonds, The Villages, 1-2

About the Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana
The Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, are presented annually by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, and a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc.  The Foundation works in conjunction with a variety of local sports industry partners to present the different competitions. The Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, an annual amateur sports tradition in Florida, is part of the state’s $57.4 billion sports industry that accounts for 580,000 jobs statewide.