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Buckeye Classics senior softball team wins Morgantown tourney

10/4/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Eddie Schepp
GREATER AKRON — The 2012 Buckeye Classics team traveled to Morgantown, W.Va., to play in the ISSA Mountaineer Classic Senior Softball Tournament.

The Buckeye Classics are a senior softball team based out of Akron with players from the Akron Silver League, according to team officials. The event was a two-day tournament, and the team came away as the champions of this year’s 50+ age bracket. They won the championship game against a team from Martinsburg, W.Va., by a score of 16-4, according to team officials.

The team members, shown at right, include: Mike Cianciola and Jeff Sloan, of Akron; Bobby Shaftstall, of Barberton; Eddie Berichon and Kirby Mayle, of Canton; Eddie Schepp and John Yurkschatt, of Copley; Lenny Huddleston, of Cuyahoga Falls; Gary Bussan, of Doylestown; Rick Maj, of North Canton; Ron Matthews, of North Ridgeville; Pat Lorson, of Orrville; Dennis Loughry, of Tallmadge; and Doug Smith, manager Mike Cairns and coach Tom Shaftstall, of Uniontown.

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