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Senior Softball League takes field

WILMINGTON -- We've all heard of little league, but how about senior league? Teams from Wilmington's Senior Softball League took to the diamond at Empie Park Wednesday. Ten teams make up the league, which holds games a few times a week. Many of the men have some sort of baseball background including stints with professional teams. Players range in age from 53-78. In fact, league founder Philip Rose celebrated both a win and his 78th birthday Wednesday. Rose said, "We get together socially once or twice a month for lunch and we can talk over the ball games that we play. Who got the homeruns, who the errors, who made the hits. It's a lot of fun; it's good exercise and that's what keeps you young." Rose started the league when he moved to Wilmington in 1995 and says he's enjoyed watching it grow over the years.

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