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            The 2017 PEKIN Lettes

           Pekin Community Softball Association

                        

                                                             

 The Pekin lettes will be transitioning in a different direction beginning with the 2017 softball season. As you are no doubt aware, there is an organization known as the Pekin Community Softball Association, (PCSA). In 2017, the Pekin Lettes will be the "crown jewel", or in other words the top level team in PCSA. This will allow all Pekin community softball teams to be connected under the same umbrella. In addition, obviously, there will also be players from outside Pekin who... will be invited to play on all the teams.

This new PCSA structure will allow players to move from the beginners level all the way to the women's level during their career. The new structure will also allow better players to play with the Lettes at an earlier age. The entire structure of PCSA will be under the guidance of the PCSA Board of Directors.

PCSA will have a float in the Marigold parade in September. I want to extend an invitation to all former lettes to be in the parade with PCSA. They will ride on the float, near the front of the parade, along with a banner. Could you put an invitation on the websites to all former players telling them they are invited? PCSA wants this to happen.
Thanks much,

Fred Reader

 The Oldest-Continuous Softball Team in America Since 1930

 Pekin Lettes Tentative Schedule 2017

Date - Opponent - Time - Place

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........ # - Name - Position - College ........

1 - Justine Szetela - IN - Olivet University

3 - Dani Smith - C/1B - Illinois Central College

5 - Madi Torry - OF - U of I Springfield

6 - Hannah Gardner - SS/2B - Olivet University

7 - Janelle Bender - P/1B - ICC/Eureka College

8 - Hailey Hall - OF - Ashford University

9 - McKinsey Marshall - OF - Metamora High

11 - Julia Rhodes - OF - ICC/ Eureka College

12 - Rachel Litviak - 3B/OF - Metamora High

14 - Syndey Litviak - P - Metamora High

15 - Morgan Flores - P/1B - Evansville University

16 - Erica Phillips - 3B/P - Illinois Central College

17 - Jessica Kerby - C/OF - Evangel University

18 - Ashley Anderson - P/1B - Augustana University

21 - Morgan Ammon - P/2B

22 - Susan Goetze - P - McKendree University

23 - Sadie Mosher - P/Utility - Lincoln Land/Ave Maria University

28 - Amanda Gosbeth - C/Utility - U of I Springfield

33 - Jaycee Johnson - C/Utility - Spoon River CC

Manager - Fred Reader
Coaching Staff - Scott Sauder - Don Phillips

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Our 59th. Year in Pekin Illinois

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PEKIN Lettes - 2016  Team Roster  .....

........ # - Name - Position - College ........

1 - Justine Szetela - IN - Olivet University

3 - Dani Smith - C/1B - Illinois Central College

5 - Madi Torry - OF - U of I Springfield

6 - Hannah Gardner - SS/2B - Olivet University

7 - Janelle Bender - P/1B - ICC/Eureka College

8 - Hailey Hall - OF - Ashford University

9 - McKinsey Marshall - OF - Metamora High

11 - Julia Rhodes - OF - ICC/ Eureka College

12 - Rachel Litviak - 3B/OF - Metamora High

14 - Syndey Litviak - P - Metamora High

15 - Morgan Flores - P/1B - Evansville University

16 - Erica Phillips - 3B/P - Illinois Central College

17 - Jessica Kerby - C/OF - Evangel University

18 - Ashley Anderson - P/1B - Augustana University

21 - Morgan Ammon - P/2B

22 - Susan Goetze - P - McKendree University

23 - Sadie Mosher - P/Utility - Lincoln Land/Ave Maria University

28 - Amanda Gosbeth - C/Utility - U of I Springfield

33 - Jaycee Johnson - C/Utility - Spoon River CC

Manager - Fred Reader
Coaching Staff - Scott Sauder - Don Phillips

........ # - Name - Position - College ........

1 - Justine Szetela - IN - Olivet University

3 - Dani Smith - C/1B - Illinois Central College

5 - Madi Torry - OF - U of I Springfield

6 - Hannah Gardner - SS/2B - Olivet University

7 - Janelle Bender - P/1B - ICC/Eureka College

8 - Hailey Hall - OF - Ashford University

9 - McKinsey Marshall - OF - Metamora High

11 - Julia Rhodes - OF - ICC/ Eureka College

12 - Rachel Litviak - 3B/OF - Metamora High

14 - Syndey Litviak - P - Metamora High

15 - Morgan Flores - P/1B - Evansville University

16 - Erica Phillips - 3B/P - Illinois Central College

17 - Jessica Kerby - C/OF - Evangel University

18 - Ashley Anderson - P/1B - Augustana University

21 - Morgan Ammon - P/2B

22 - Susan Goetze - P - McKendree University

23 - Sadie Mosher - P/Utility - Lincoln Land/Ave Maria University

28 - Amanda Gosbeth - C/Utility - U of I Springfield

33 - Jaycee Johnson - C/Utility - Spoon River CC

Manager - Fred Reader
Coaching Staff - Scott Sauder - Don Phillips
 

The National Anthem Presentation at Lettes Field on June 19 - 2013

The Kouri's PEKIN Lettes on June 05-2013

In Memory of PEKIN Lettes Team Member "JOAN NELSON"

...  JOAN NELSON  ...

Joan M. Nelson, 82, of Peoria Heights, died on Friday, March 1,
2013 at 9:15 p.m. at Washington Christian Village surrounded by her friends.
She was born May 14, 1930 in Pomona, CA to Stewart and Marie Marcott Nelson.
She is survived by 2...
brothers, William and Jerry Nelson both of California, and her dear friends Gary and Sheri Brown, Jenniffer and John Post, and Jason Brown.
She was preceded in death by her brother Rick.
Joan worked as a General Foreman for Caterpillar for 33 years.
She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Joan played Softball with the CAT Diesellettes and Pekin Lettes from 1950 to 1966.
She was inducted into the State of Illinois Sports Hall of Fame in 1973. She was also inducted into the Peoria Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 individually, and in 2005 as part of the 1965 Pekin Lettes Softball team. Joan is in the top 10 in many categories for women’s softball, including home runs and hits. A Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at St. Thomas Church, with Msgr. William A. Watson officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, and half hour prior to the mass on Tuesday.
Graveside services will be in Pomona Memorial Park in Pomona CA at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to ICC Women’s Softball Scholarship Fund.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to
www.wrightandsalmon.com

East Peoria Rage Vs. Kouri's PEKIN Lettes / June 13-2012

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 The 1965 Pekin Lettes

The Greatest Lettes Team of All Times

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 1965 Team Members

Marlys Taber - Joan Nelson - Irene Kerwin - Marlys Taber

Gerry Hamerstrand - Pauline Sclicher - Marty Green - Pat Campobello

Bonnie Swanson - Cynthia Adams - Diane Manley - Ann Mullins 

Lorene Ramsey - Pat Alexander - Fran Seketa - Elizabeth Shaner

Coach Chuck McCord  .....  Season Record of 41 W's & 4 L's

1st. Place @ Houston, Texas Invitational Tournament  .....
1st. Place @ West Central Regional Tournament  .....
3rd. Place @ Womens World Softball Tournament at Stratford, Connecticut

 

  

The 50th. Anniversary PEKIN Lettes Reunion at Mineral Springs Park in Pekin Illinois in 2008

 

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Happy 70th.' Birthday to Barb Waddell

February 01 - 2011

Pekin Lettes Alumni Player 1959 to 1963

 Below is a photo of Barb with her Co-Ed Softball Team She Plays with in Arizona.
Her Team won the Desert Classic Tourney out of 14 Teams.
Barb hit a Triple and a run scored and they Won the Championship 15 to 12.
She said her skills are not what they were 40 years ago But, the Passion Remains.

 

Happy Birthday Pekin Lettes Team Members of the Past & Present

 

 *****  Birthday Calendar  *****

 
 January

 February

 February 01 - Barb Waddell

 March

 March 04 - Marlys Taber Watts

 April

 April 27 - Gerry Hamerstrand  ( 04/27/1931 to 04/21/1994 )

 May

May 14 - Joan Nelson  ( 05/14/1930 to 03/01/2013 )

 June

 July

 July 10 - Lorene Ramsey

 August
 September
 October

 November

 November 19 - Edna Lou Albrecht

 November 20 - Carolyn Thome Hart  ( 11/20/1930 to 3/10/1996 )

 December

 December 24 - Fred Reader

 

 

 

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Our 59th. Season in Pekin Illinois

 

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