DIAMOND CLUB BOARD:
Steve Nasse, President
Geri Shimamoto, Vice President
Lisa Quiroz, Secretary
Joann Denny, Treasurer

Marsha Conant
Jeanne Contel
Susan Haddock
Cindy Henley
Dorothy Hunter
Sharon Madsen
Yvonne Pewitt
Leslie Steffen
Rosie Synn
Doris Zepezauer


February 2010


Lunch With Margie 2010

The dates have been set for this season's Lunch With Margie sessions. Coach will give us the low-down on upcoming and past games, and give you a chance to ask those burning softball questions.

Plan to have lunch with us February 15, March 15, April 12, and May 10. We'll be at the Silver Dollar Hofbrau at 11:30am. Margie will address the group starting at noon.

Game Parking

With the contruction of the aquatic center under way, parking for softball games has changed. There are three lots available: the Red Lot (on the southwest corner of Cedar and Barstow/enter off of Cedar), Lot Q (north of Barstow), and Lot K (for vehicles with disabled parking permits only, south of Barstow/north of the North Gym). Parking is free in all of those lots for softball fans, but a permit must be obtained for Lots K and Q for weekday games (only until 4:00 on Fridays). Attendants will be in the lots two hours prior to game time to assist with obtaining parking permits.

Watching Morgan Melloh

For the second straight year, pitcher Morgan Melloh is on the initial "Watch List" for the 9th Annual USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award. The 2010 list is comprised of 50 players representing 35 schools and 14 different Division I Conferences. The list includes 27 seniors, 17 juniors, and six sophomores.

Bulldog Softball on the Air

If you have to miss a game at the Diamond this season, tune in to 790 AM The Deuce, ESPN Radio. Guy Haberman will be calling the action live for all home games.

Some road game audio coverage will be available via www. gobulldogs .com. Check the website for that schedule.

Get Your Tickets

The Diamond Club has some tickets available for the Cathedral City Classic Feb. 25-28. These all-session passses are $40 each. Call Geri Shimamoto, 224-2556 to purchase and for information.

Geri also has FREE tickets available to the home games on the Sunday of opening weekend, February 14.

2010 Bus Trips

Tim Schiller planning three rooter trips this season:

• Sunday, February 21 - 2nd day of the Nike Invitational at Stanford, games against Sac. State and Stanford ($66)

• Tuesday, March 30 - DH at Santa Barbara ($82)

• Saturday, April 17 - DH at San Jose State ($60)

For more information and to make reservations contact Tim, 225-3164.

Meet the Team Luncheon and Silent Auction

A big thank you to all who attended the Meet the Team Luncheon January 31. There is a photo gallery, as well as video of the highlight of the event, the team singing their own version of a song from A League of Their Own , under softball at www.gobulldogs.com.

Also, thank you to those who donated items and those who won them at our Silent Auction. We'll have the donor's names in the next newsletter.

Thanks are also in order to those who sponsored student-athletes' lunches:

Alberta Ferrer | Bob & Yvonne Pewitt | Bud Arnold | Carol Bequette | Donna Pickel | Doris Zepezauer | Elinor Howie | Frank & Dorothy Hunter | Gerald & Carol Bland | Gloria May | Jeanne Contel | Kenneth & Judy Moses | Kent & Geri Shimamoto | Marsha Conant | Mary Mott | Max Ortega | Michael & Rosie Synn | Nancy Liggett | Ray & Chris Sosa | Skip & Mary Moses | Steve Nasse | Steve & Lisa Williams | Tim Schiller | Vern & Margie Moore | Virginia Mott

Directions

Follow the 2010 Bulldog softball squad as they take on top-flight opponents on the road.

Feb. 20-21 at Nike Invitational, on the Stanford campus.

Go north on 101 from Gilroy. At the SF Airport, take 380 west to 280 north. Exit Sand Hill Road east towards Stanford. Continue on Sand Hill until you reach the Stanford Shopping Center. Turn right on Arboretum Road and make another right on Galvez Street. Then make a left onto Nelson Road and proceed into the Varsity Parking Lot. The Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium entrance is at the south end of the walkway behind Sunken Diamond.

Feb. 25-28 at Cathedral City Classic, just east of Palm Springs.

At Big League Dreams sports complex in Cathedral City

From the intersection of I-10 and SR-111 (Palm Springs Exit), continue east on I-10 to the Date Palm Drive exit (Cathedral City). Go south (R) on Date Palm Drive approximately 3-1/2 miles to Dave Kelley Drive. Turn Left on Dave Kelley Drive. The main entrance is just east of the library. Address: 33700 Date Palm Drive / Cathedral City, CA

March 5-7 at San Diego State Classic

On the campuses of San Diego State and the University of San Diego. See the schedule for which field.

University of San Diego : The campus is located east of I-5 and north of I-8. The softball field is in the northeast section of campus. Go to the university website, www.sandiego.edu, for maps and directions.

San Diego State : From I-8, take the College Avenue exit and go south. Turn right at Montezuma (second stop light at the top of the hill). Go to the second stop light (55th Street) and turn right. Make an immediate left at the first stop light into the parking structure. For entrance to the stadium, go down to the bottom floor and walk out of the north side. From there, you will see the softball stadium just west of Tony Gwynn Stadium. Follow the path along the playing fields to the ticket office.

 


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