SUNDAY GAME 12:15 PM—Come fill the bleachers at Coronado High School’s varsity baseball field for a Mens Senior Baseball League regular season baseball (not hardball) game, June 3. The SUNDAY MID DAY game is scheduled between two 55-years and older teams, who participate in the 16-team North County Mens Senior Baseball League. The woodbat only league game is a facedown between Coronado and West Coaster. Winning team will cinch a slot in the upcoming divisional playoffs.
Getting to the game is a bit tricky because the field is located along the Silver Strand behind Silver Strand Elementary School. Take the Silver Strand highway to Leyte Road. Make a left and follow the street to the school. Parking is on the bayside of the school. Game time is 12:15. Bring a windbreaker and a hat as the field is located between the ocean and the bay and can be a bit breezy and sunny.
Beautiful stadium and plenty of free seating and parking. And, be surprised at the excellent level of baseball being played by these players ranging in age from 55 to 70 years. 3 games are held every Sunday at the Coronado field between 9 am and 6 pm (except holidays) through September.
The league is always looking for players and sponsors.
Online signups via: www.northcountymsbl.com
The Coronado team is led by baseball coaches from Coronado High and the West Coasters are sponsored by a local craft beer publication www.westcoastersd.com.
Publishers at West Coaster said sponsoring a senior league team was "great because it just wouldn’t work to sponsor a little league team with beer centric logos. “
"If a couple of breweries or beer pubs pick up team sponsorships, we could have a real beer league,” said Tom Shess, 55+ Sunday Division president/619 291-9807.
Image: West Coaster Baseball Club. Photo by Coleen Mann.
Top row, left to right: Paul Colarusso, Gordon Bennett, Mike Briggs, Bill Sturgeon, Mike Clark and Ron Damschen. Lower, L-R: Richard Wolfe, Tom Shess, Buzz Mann and John Chacon. Not pictured: Alan McKey, Jim Teeter, Mark Demarest, Dale Cors, and Rick Haynie.