Arlington’s adult softball league begins | SLIDESHOW
By LAUREN SALCEDO
Arlington Times Reporter
July 25, 2012 · 9:33 AM
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is well into its summer season and is hosting a number of sports leagues — including co-ed adult softball.
The league features a number of teams that have games at Twin Rivers Park each Wednesday evening from July 11 through Aug. 22.
On Wednesday, July 18, the Krosswalk Krew and Team Nasty Jack’s After Sex Mints battled it out, but Nasty Jack’s took the win with a 19-7 victory.
“This is our second year having a team,” said Kim Titterness, owner and operator of the Krosswalk Pub. “It’s mostly made up of customers from the Krosswalk. When the opportunity to play in the local softball league came up we thought it would be a good way to bring together the community.”
The Krosswalk Krew has 18 total players and Titterness, who played softball in high school, is the team’s manager.
Although her opponent was victorious, Titterness was not upset. “We just play to have fun,” she said. “Some of the other teams are customers as well so it’s just to support the community. It’s also to build camaraderie and staff and customer relationships.”
Spectators can also expect to have fun during the weekly games. “I like these games because I used to play softball in high school and it’s nice to see local people playing against other locals,” said Teresa Bates.
Nasty Jack’s After Sex Mints, a team named after a candy sold at the local Molly Loves Candy store, is made up of several groups of friends and coworkers. Kim Allen is the team’s manager and her husband Randy, who plays on the team, is no beginner in the sport of softball.
“Randy played at Kasch Park in 2004 and won a trophy,” said Allen. “Last year they took the 2004 off the trophy and took the plaque off. We’ve donated it so whoever wins in Arlington this year gets to keep the trophy for a year.”
With the players participating in between work, school and family obligations, there isn’t much time for practice. “They try to get together for an hour before the game on Wednesdays, but so far they haven’t been able to get much practice in otherwise.”
Overall, Allen said she likes league and what it means for the community.
“I love to watch everyone get excited,” she said. “Sometimes when you get older you forget to have fun. This let’s your children know that no matter how old you are, you can still have fun. We support our kids and they support us.”
For more information on participating Parks and Recreation adult sports leagues call 360-403-3448. The cost of the league is $300 per team and is due at registration.
Contact Arlington Times Reporter Lauren Salcedo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-659-1300, Ext. 5054.