Photo by Margaret Goldman

Standing (L to R): Bill Mann (11), Boyd St.Clair (17), Dave Koberlein (18), Field Manager Tom Rowlee (44) , Ed Branch (21), Larry Davis (22), Ken Koran (20), Gary Santoro (6), Neil Rentschler (23)

Kneeling (L to R): General Manager Bob Francesconi (2), Larry Goldman (4), Rod Kerridge (13) 

Not shown: Bernie Dearborn, Bill Hartness, Roger Percival, Norm Poch, Ben Schaeffer


Please note: Beginning February 12, 2018, Royal Harbor home games will be played at Woodlea Field.


Recent Game Summaries
(in reverse chronological order)

Game 26: Highland Lakes 7 at Royal Harbor 11 (2/28/2018) 

Royal Harbor Wins over Highland Lakes in Season Finale

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Highlands Lakes 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 7 17 4
Royal Harbor 1 5 2 1 0 0 2 x 11 17 3
This game marks the end of what can be viewed only as a disappointing season. At the outset, we thought that we had our best team ever, and that we would certainly finish at or near the top of the division. As it played out, we finished 6th out of 8 teams in Division 3.  At least, we finished with a win, but it's scant consolation.

Game 25: Royal Harbor at Royal Highlands (from Div. 2) (2/26/2018) 

Royal Harbor's Offense is Anemic in Loss to Royal Highlands

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Royal Harbor 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 13 2
Royal Highlands (from Div. 2) 3 4 3 0 0 1 2 x 13 20 2
After the previous game, it seemed that Royal Harbor  might finally be starting to get the offense going again, but this loss indicates otherwise. Kudos to the 5 players on the Offensive Leaders chart, but the rest of the team contributed a total of only 2 hits to the offensive effort. Even in our division, a 4-run offense won't win many games. Maybe we're just waiting for the postseason tournament to break out of these doldrums (we hope).   

Game 24: Plantation HZ at Royal Harbor (2/21/2018) 

Royal Harbor Starts Hitting Again, but Not Quite Enough

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Plantation HZ 0 0 0 4 0 2 5 3 2 16 27 7
Royal Harbor 1 0 5 0 0 5 0 3 0 14 17 5
This was a very competitive affair, with two evenly-matched teams both giving good performances. It had a little of everything: power  hitting, good pitching, and exciting (sometimes chaotic) baserunning, but it was marred by the 12 errors between the two teams. Kudos to Lou Branding for his 4th-inning Grand Slam!

Game 23: Royal Harbor 4 at Royal Highlands 20 (2/19/2018

Royal Harbor Invokes "Mercy Rule" in Second Straight Game

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Royal Harbor 3 0 0 1 0 4 12 4
Royal Highlands 5 5 0 4 6 20 21 0
For the second straight game, Royal Harbor lost a game by invoking the "Mercy Rule" (15-run difference after 5 innings). Royal Highlands came to this game ready to play. They piled on a bunch of hits, and they scored most of them. Considering the way they played, we probably would not win, but we could have hoped for a better showing than this.

Game 22: Royal Harbor 0 at Arlington Ridge 15 (2/14/2018)

Royal Harbor Invokes "Mercy Rule" in Embarrassing Shutout Loss

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Royal Harbor 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Arlington Ridge 4 4 3 0 4 15 16 1
The only good aspect of this game was that Tom Rowlee wisely opted to stop the bleeding by invoking the 15-run Mercy Rule after 5 innings.


We are pleased to announce that
 Oakwood Smokehouse and Grill
continues to sponsor Royal Harbor Softball for the 2018 season!


Click here to go to the Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill website


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