Lynne McDonough

Lynne Joan (Marck) McDonough

Lynne Joan (Marck) McDonough, 78, of Bradenton, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2023. Born to John and Thordis Marck of Princeton, NJ she attended Princeton High School and went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Western Maryland College. She was a high school biology teacher and later became Assistant Dean of Engineering at Princeton University. Lynne married Jack McDonough in 1996 where they blended their families to include Jack’s 5 daughters & husbands with Lynne’s son and daughter. Over the 26 years of their marriage their family grew to include her children’s spouses, a total of 22 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Her retirement brought her to Bradenton where she continued to demonstrate her care for others through volunteering. She delivered meals to those in need with Meals on Wheels. She helped several children through Big Brother and Sisters. Finally, she volunteered at a doctor’s office to help provide care for patients. Lynne was a dynamic redhead who had a zest for living. She was best known for her quickwitted humor and generous spirit. She loved to travel, especially on cruises! She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, John McDonough; her sister, Sally Marck, of Williamsburg, VA; her brother, Jack Marck and his wife, Pam of Bradenton, FL; her 5 nieces and nephews and 6 grandnieces and grandnephews. Her children, John Olsh II and his wife Leslie, their children Zackery and Zoey, Kristen Olsh Benjamin and her children, Jocelynne, Nathan and their father, Matthew Benjamin. Her stepchildren, Beth and Chris Romanowski and their children, Sara, Stephanie and Ryan Garrity, Julie and John Winzenried, their children, Chrystal, Tiffanie, Jazmine and John; Jennifer and Mark Sivilich and their children, Nicholas, Haley, Jacquie and Luke Wright; Laura and John Pittman and their children, Kelsey, Brady, Madison and Rutger; Tricia and Gerry Simmons and their children, Kevin Morgan Brown, Brian, Zack, Tyler and Tucker; her three great-granddaughters, Charolette and Lorelei Wright and Olivia Garrity. There will be a Celebration of her love for family, friends, life and laughter 1:00PM, Saturday, March 18, 2023, in the afternoon at Perico Bay Club House; 11701 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209. Light refreshments will be available after the celebration. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Condolences may be made to

Bob Beyfuss celebration of life

Robert Layton Beyfuss, 72, of Preston Hollow, NY, passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2023.
Robert was born on March 15, 1950 in Jersey City, NJ to William and Margaret Beyfuss. Robert was
the Cornell Cooperative Extension Agent for Greene County NY, and Ginseng expert. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and friend to many and will be greatly missed. Left to cherish and continue Robert's legacy are his children: Will
and Kelly Fallon; grandchildren: Will Fallon, Danny Fallon, Christopher Pacht and Veda Pacht; survived by his sister-in-law, Debbie Beyfuss, and nieces Brooke Powell & Amanda Gaynor along with a host of other family and friends. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and brother Paul Beyfuss, and nephew, Danny Beyfuss.
A gathering in celebration of Robert's life will be held on Saturday January 28, 2023 at Fort Desoto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Tierra Verde, FL 33715 at shelter #6, from 1-3pm.

2023 Leagues

All games will start at 9:30AM. starting Jan 2 through April.  Please arrive no later than 9AM.

Monday League - Mike Kirkby (LC) 941-713-8969 (GT Bray)

Tuesday League - Arnie Walker (LC) 941-792-7913 (GT Bray)

Thursday American League - Mike Mancuso (LC) 941-794-0890 (GT Bray)

Thursday National League - John DiClemente (LC) 941-896-8117 (Palma Sola)

New Player Registration


Player Dues

We encourage the use of Paypal or Credit Card, since we are transitioning from cash and checks.  

You can also pay the usual way (cash or check) to Wayne Kopp or Jack Gjeldum at the field.

See Wayne Kopp if you would like to sign up as a standby in one or more of our leagues.

1st Quarter 2022 League Fees 

Weekly Batting Practice on Sundays, starting at 8:30

Weekly batting practice is held at Palma Sola  and run by John DiClemente on Sundays at 8:30am. Palma Sola is located off of 75th St and 40th Ave all the way to the end at the left opposite Insperation Academy.


New start time of 9:30 AM starting Monday, January 2, 2023

Due to bad traffic, we are moving our start time to 9:30, starting Monday, January 2.  Please arrive around 9:00 and check in.

The dedication of Lloyd D. Grantham Field

See the dedication of the Lloyd D Grantham field that occurred on February 24, 2022.

Rule changes for the Monday, Thursday National and Pick-Up Games

Updated rules have been posted here.

This change covers the updates to bats that can be used.

COVID Policy Update

If a player tests positive for Covid he/she will isolate for 5 days at home, followed by 5 days of masking( but able to play if testing negative).  After the five day period if you retest and you are positive, you must isolate for the full 10 day period ( and retest negative before playing). 

Weekly Batting Practice being held at Buffalo Creek, starting at 8:30

Batting practice is held on Saturday mornings, starting at 8:30 am, at the Buffalo Creek ball diamond (closest to the Middle School).
If it is occupied, we will try to be on the football field directly behind it. If that is taken, we will try to be on one of the Little League fields.
(parking for those fields are accessed through the driveway to the golf course. )
Please call the rain out number ( 301-4129) after 7:20 am Saturday to confirm that BP is scheduled!

Questionable Field Conditions?

Call our information line at 941-301-4129 if there is ever a question about field conditions.  The league coordinator will update the message on this line as soon as he knows that the fields will be playable or not playable.



Softball Items For Sale

Follow this link to see softball-related items for sale from your fellow softball players.

Looking for some softball equipment?

If you have softball equipment you want to sell, send an email to and I will post it out.


About Us

Our Softball League

Our league has continuous competition 52 weeks/year.  We play at GT Bray and Palma Sola Parks in Manatee County.


Anyone can play

Our players are 60 and older. Everyone is invited to play.  All that sign up will be guaranteed to play at least one day per week.


We play all year

Our play is organized into leagues from January until April and we have pick-up games the rest of the year.  We play double-headers and start early in the morning (usually 9:30 start time).  There is also informal batting practice for those that would like to brush-up on their game

For more information, see this link.