PV Mini Storage wins senior softball crown | TheUnion.com

PV Mini Storage wins senior softball crown

Penn Valley Mini Storage owner Donald W. Young (left) and team Manager George Woodle celebrate the title.
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The Penn Valley Mini Storage softball team won 12 of its final 13 games en route to this season’s Gold Country Senior Softball Association championship.

PVMS (29-13 overall), which last won the GCSSA crown in 1989, finished six games ahead of second place Taxbusters (23-18-1).

“It was a team effort all season long,” said PVMS manager George

Woodle. “Maybe we’re not as good as the Oakland A’s with their 15 victories in a row, but we’re happy.”

PVMS’s Rich Schmidt hit .669 to lead the team. His mark was good enough for fourth among the league’s 50+ players.

Schmidt’s teammate, Mike Henning tallied a team-high, and league second-best 106 RBIs.

Plaza Tire and Pryor Construction went 22-19-1 apiece to finish tied for third.

Golden Empire Market (21-20-1) took fourth.

It was followed by Network Realty (21-21) in fifth, Player’s Pizza (17-

22-3) in sixth and Dunivan’s Towing (8-21-3) in seventh.

Plaza Tire’s Dominic Albano, whose 105 RBIs was third best in the league, hit .743 to take the 50+ batting title. Steve Burnett of Network Realty finished second at .680.

Randy Kephart (Players Pizza) was third at .673. Tom Hess (Dunivan’s Towing) hit .664 to take fifth.

Golden Empire Market’s Don Runcie hit .618 to take the 60+ batting title.

He was followed by Plaza Tire’s Frank Seman (.605) and Bob Strong (.592). Pryor Construction’s Don Pryor hit .586 to finish in fourth.

Ernie Collins (Network Realty) finished at .554 to take fifth.

Network Realty’s Harvey Lathrop had a league-best 111 RBIs.

Burnett and Hess had 94 RBIs each to finish tied for fourth.

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