The Old Bones Senior Softball team from Franklin, recently beat all competition and won the Hendersonville Senior Softball 65 age group tournament by soundly beating Hendersonville, 12-7; Lake Keowee/ Seneca, 19-7; and Charlotte, 14-11.
Special recognition goes to Walt Taylor who pitched two stellar games holding the competition to only seven runs and Larry Hildreth, who came in from his normal outfield position to hold the powerful Charlotte team to only 11 runs in the final tie breaking game.
The Old Bones team, managed by veteran softballer Jim Staggers, played outstanding and nearly errorless defense as they stifled three strong hitting teams with clutch plays at all positions. And offensively, all players contributed timely hits as the Old Bones scored big in the first inning of every game and never trailed in a game.
The championship trophy will be presented to sponsor Macon Bank with a picture of the players, Sonny Burrell, Ken Danzig, Larry Hildreth, Al Hoo, Charlie Hoskins, Jim Hunter, Tom Mackie, Mike Niedbalski, Dearl Prince, Steve Randolph, Ed Steinwand and Walt Taylor.
Jim Hunter also won the prize for the dirtiest uniform after spending the most time in the dirt in the short field position, and his wife, Beth, confirmed that all dirt has been removed and the uniform is ready for play.