SAM SUTTER HAD A PRETTY GOOD TURNOUT VOTE WISE IN THE PRIMARY
AS YOGI BERRA ALWAYS STATED"IT AIN'T OVER UNTIL IT IS OVER"

IMPORTANT:
*************
ELECTION DAY - TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 7th;th.
IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER - PLEASE VOTE
“ EVERY VOTE COUNTS & IS IMPORTANT”
TWO GREAT PEOPLE I WOULD LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER
ARE MR. SAM SUTTER FOR MAYOR AND MR. CLIFF PONTE
 FOR CITY COUNCILOR
BOTH OF THESE GENTLEMEN ARE A PLUS TO IMPROVING
CITY OUTDOOR RECREATION, BRINGING ABOUT BETTER FIELD CONDITIONS, BETTER LIT FIELDS, MOST IMPORTANT 100% SAFETY
TO TEAMS, PLAYERS, GAME OFFICIALS AND FANS,

Mayoral Candidate Mr. Sam Sutter has his Bat and is Ready to Swing Away Hoping to Bring Many Changes to the Mayor's Office if Fortunate to WIN.
******************* LET'S HELP HIM *******************

CLIFF DID GREAT VOTE WISE IN THE PRIMARY.
LET"S KEEP IT GOING ON NOVEMBER 7th;
LET US GET CLIFF PONTE
BACK ON THE CITY COUNCIL.
WHERE HE DID A GREAT JOB
IN THE PAST FOR THE CITIZENS OF
FALL RIVER.

IMPORTANT:
*************
ELECTION DAY - TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 7th.
IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER - PLEASE VOTE
“ EVERY VOTE COUNTS & IS IMPORTANT”

JACK- SAM- NATALIE
AN EVENING WITH SOME RESIDENTS AT Pt. GLORIA
***************************************************************
MAYORAL CANDIDATE SAM SUTTER ENJOYED AN EVENT HELD
AT THE Pt. GLORIA CONDO ATRIUM ON WEDNESDAY,
AUGUST 30th.
THE RESIDENT’S ATTENDANCE WAS A NICE LITTLE TURNOUT.
THEY GOT TO KNOW WHO SAM SUTTER IS
A FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEY
AND
FORMER MAYOR OF THEIR CITY FALL RIVER

SAM DISCUSSED WHAT HIS FUTURE GOALS FOR THE
CITY OF FALL RIVER WOULD BE IF SUCCESSFUL IN HIS
BID TO ONCE AGAIN SERVE AS THE MAYOR.

HE TOUCHED ON HOMELESSNESS, TRASH, CRIME, GRAFFITI,
BRINGING NEW BUSINESS’S TO THE CITY AND GETTING
MORE UPGRADE DEVELOPMENT TO THE WATERFRONT.

WHAT WAS GREAT ABOUT THE EVENING , MANY RESIDENTS
PITCHED IN TELLING SAM THEIR CONCERNS. IT WAS NOT ALL
SAM TALKING , MANY IN ATTENDANCE WANTED THEIR
CONCERNS LISTEN TOO, SAM DID LISTEN.
THE NEXT DAY, MY WIFE NATALIE HACKETT RAN INTO ONE
 OF
THE RESIDENTS AND HE STATED TO HER, I NEVER KNEW
MR. SUTTER ,BUT I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH HIM AT THE EVENT.
HE HAS MY VOTE.

Jack & Natalie Hackett

************************** JACK & NATALIE HACKETT ********************************
MY WIFE AND I MET UP WITH MAYORAL CANDIDATE SAM SUTTER 
FOR BREAKFAST. MEETING HIM WAS A GREAT PLEASURE. HE IS A
TRUE GENTLEMAN, WHO HAS A LOT OF LOVE FOR THE CITY OF FALL RIVER.
TALKING TO HIM , HE OUTLINED SOME OF HIS
 GOALS, HE HOPES TO WORK ON , IF HE GETS
 THE OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN TO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE - 2024
" GOALS"
a. CRIME IN THE CITY
b. TAXES - STABLIZE AND STOP THE CONSTANT RISE
c. INTEREST NEW BUSINESS TO COME TO THE CITY
d. CITY BUDGET - GET RID OF THE WASTE.
e. SCHOOLS - IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT - HELP TEACHERS OUT.
f. FIGHT HOMELESSNESS
g. IMPROVE RECREATION AT THE PARKS - FENCING -
FIELD CONDITIONS - HELP LEAGUES WITH LIGHTING BILL
h. LISTEN TO THE RESIDENTS ( WHAT COMPLAINTS - TELL ME ?)
i. BE A MAYOR THAT WILL BE VISIBLE TO THE RESIDENTS

MY WIFE AND I WERE REALLY IMPRESSED HOW SAM STATED HE 
LEARNED FROM HIS MISTAKES IN BEING THE PAST MAYOR AND HOW HE WILL BE READY THIS TIME AROUND TO SHOW THE RESIDENTS IF
 GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY HE WIIL LEAD THE CITY TO SOME GREAT IMPROVEMENTS.
*****************************************************************************************
SCSL/AXIS MANAGERS AND PLAYERS WHO ARE CITY RESIDENTS AND VOTERS -THIS IS THE THE PERSON WE MUST HELP TO BECOME
 MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FALL RIVER.
Jack & Natalie Hackett

2024 MAYORAL CANDIDATE:
******* SAM SUTTER *******
PICTURED-JACK MEETING SAM SUTTER'S
CAMPAIGN MANAGER-LISA ROWELL

JULY 11th; TUESDAY

SAM SUTTER WOULD BE A PLUS FOR OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL
SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN THE CITY OF FALL RIVER.

SCSL/AXIS WOODEN BAT AWARD CEREMONY.
AT THE JACK HACKETT SOFTBALL FIELD
HAD A GREAT TURNOUT AND THE WEATHER WAS GREAT.
***********************************
2023 SCSL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ( 8 )
*** ALL INDUCTEES WERE PRESENT
ALSO Honored 3 Youth Hero’s of Fall River
**********
***********
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2023 - 8 INDUCTEES
Well Deserved - Over the Softball Seasons they have
Added Greatly to the SUCCESS of the
SCSL/AXIS LEAGUE.
*************
Mark Silva - Frank Souza - Duane Martin - Tony Perreira -
Steve “’HollyWood” Pereira - Cole Thatcher - Ed Walker -
David “Beau” Beausoleil (Postmortem)

AWARD CEREMONY -CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS

A GREAT BIG "THANK YOU"GOES OUT TO THOSE WHO HELPED PUT THE
PROGRAM TOGETHER LEAGUE OFFICERS NATALIE , BOB HACKETT, DAVE
BOTELHO, BILL SANTOS, BRANDON ELLIS, CHRIS LaFONTAINE, FRANK SOUZA.

ALSO THANK YOU TO AXIS BAT CO. OWNER LOU LEDOUX FOR HIS MUCH NEEDED HELP AND TO JOE FARMER AGUIAR.

DIRECTOR JACK HACKETT WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE
TURNOUT OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, TEAMMATES AND FANS
FOR SUPPORTING THE SEASONAL AWARD CEREMONY.

GREAT NEWS; FORMER MANAGER, SPONSOR
AND PLAYER LOU GONCALO AND HIS WIFE BETH
HAVE DONATED FOR THE 2023 SCSL/AXIS LEAGUE
A CHECK FOR $250 TOWARD LEAGUE EXPENSES
. WOW - HOW NICE - GREAT PEOPLE.
LOU'S TEAMS LOU'S LOUNGE AND CLUB NEPTUNE-
(TEAM WENT UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE & PLAYOFF PLAY).
ONE OF FOUR TEAMS TO ACCOMPLISH THAT FEAT
(IN 59 SEASONS)- IT IS NOT EASY. LOU HAD GREAT
BALLPLAYERS ON DEFENSE AND OFFENSE. LOU PITCHED.
HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME IN 2001-
WELL DESERVED.HE LOVED PLAYING THE GAME. ONCE
AGAIN "A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO THEM"
DIRECTOR JACK HACKETT & LEAGUE OFFICERS

SCSL/AXIS SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE
SCSL/AXIS NIGHT LEAGUE
TEAMS WELL BALANCED-HAVING SOME
GREAT COMPETITIVE BALLGAMES.

TEAM BISHOP ELECTRIC SPONSORED BY OWNER,
MANAGER AND PLAYER BRIAN BISHIOP
OF FALL RIVER WON THEIR FIRST 2023
AWAY SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
THE MEN'S 55 MAJOR NATIONAL GLEN BURNIE
IN MARYLAND. THE TEAM WAS UNDEFEATED-QUITE A TASK.
PLAYING ON THE TEAM BESIDES BRIAN (2011 SCSL HALL OF FAMER)
WAS JOHN "MURPH" MURPHY (2020 HALL OF FAMER).
CONGRATULATIONS FOR A GREAT START TO THE 2023 SEASON.

TOURNAMENT PLAYED IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - 2023
TEAM BISHOP ELECTRIC OUT OF FALL RIVER-MANAGER BRIAN BISHOP.
THE TEAM JUST KEEPS WINNING THESE WORLD TOURNAMENTS
WORLD CHAMPIONS AGAIN-WINNING 2023 55 MAJOR GOLD & ISSA
TOURNAMENT. THEY ARE STARTING A CHAMPIONSHIP RING COLLECTIONS.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BRIAN AND THE TEAM.

2022 TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RING

Congratulations to Marieo-I am sure there
were many Power Hitter in the Contest.
He is a Senior Pro out of EASTON.
Also he is ex-miltary and is the Chief
of Police in Washington D.C. of the
U.S Treasury
The Person with Brian and Marieo
is also well know in the Softball Circuit.
He is MIKE MACENKO-Miken Bat Rep.
IN HIS YOUNGER DAYS HE PLAYED
FOR STEEL SPORTS-HE WAS AN OUTSTANDING
HOME RUN HITTER.
BRIAN PLAYING IN THESE TRAVELED TOURNAMENT
HAS MET A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT
OCCUPATIONS WHO STILL PLAY THE GAME AND STAY INVOLVED.
THAT IS GREAT.

2023 SCSL/AXIS WOODEN BAT LEAGUE OFFICERS;
BRANDON ELLIS,BILL SANTOS, NATALIE P. HACKETT,
DIERECTOR & MIB UMPIRE/CHIEF JACK HACKKET,
FRANK SOUZA AND CHRIS LaFONTAINE
MISSING FROM THE PHOTO-DAVE BOTELHO,
ERIK THOMPSEN . **** GREAT CREW ****

I WANT TO SAY A " GREAT BIG THANK YOU" TO THOSE WHO WORKED GETTING THE
PLAYING FIElD IN TIP TOP SHAPE FOR OPENING DAY.
DAVE BOTELHO, NATALIE HACKETT, CHRIS SALVO, BRANDON ELLIS
JASON CARVALHO AND JUSTINE HARDING..

SCSL/AXIS 2023 TEAMS HOPING TO CAPTURE SOME LESGUE AWARDS.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL SQUADS -ENJOY PLAYING THE GAME

A Special THANK YOU to our 2023 TEAM SPONSORS!

JACK NOW HAS HIS WIFE HELPING WITH THE INFIELD TRACTOR.
THEY DO THE FIELD EVERY MORNING(6 DAYS A WEEK)

SHE ALSO SWEEPS THE DUGOUTS, SWEEPS ALL THE MATS, CLEANS THE BUTT BUCKETS, EMPTIES THE DUGOUT BARRELS,PICKS UP THE PARK LITTER. UPDATES THE LEAGUE STANDING BOARD.ALSO PAYS THE GAME OFFICIALS .SHE IS A PLUS FOR THE SCSL. WITH ALL THIS BEING DONE WHAT TEAMS WOULD NOT WANT TO PLAY AT THE JACK HACKETT FIELD. ALSO THE LEAGUE HAS A VERY GOOD VETERAN UMPIRING CREW. GUYS WHO HAVE PLAYED THE GAME AND KNOW THE RULES.

Jack Ordering New Keys for SCSL
OFFICERS AND GAME OFFICIALS.
SHED-TRACTOR-BARRELS FOR 2020 SEASON.

Bryan T.Salva the owner
has always helped out the SCSL.
Now he needs our Help with Parking
in front of his business.Please try not to.
It is needed for his Customers.
Thank You SCSL Officers.
************************

VANDALISM
AT THE JACK HACKETT
SOFTBALL FIELD
SMILE
YOU’RE NOW ON CAMERA!!!

Jack receiving the 2020 USA Team
Rule Books and Scorebooks from
Southern AREA USA Commissioner Dennis Kozera.
Teams Register each Season , gets Books
Plus a Team Liability Insurance Coverage.
GREAT DEAL!!! 2020- 18 TEAMS REGISTERING USA.
COVUD19 HAS HURT MANY SOFTBALL LEAGUES
THEY HAVE SHUT DOWN FOR THE 2020 SEASON.

2020 PLAYING FIELD IMPROVEMENTS.
SCSL WORK CREW NOW GETTING FIELD
READY FOR THE SHORTEN SEASON

 

IF RAFFLE IS SUCCESSFUL WILL ORDER
Infield CLAY from STOUGHTON, MA.
DID BOTH FOUL LINES. LEVELING THEM OFF.
SPREAD STONEDUST AND STAMPED IT DOWN TIGHT.
NATALIE CLEANING AND PUTTING NEW LITTER
STICKERS ON NEW DUGOUT BARRELS. ALSO
DRILLED HOLES AT THE BOTTOM SO RAIN WILL
DRAIN OUT.
This should be enough for the Infield.
20 yards. of Blonde Clay-Wow Expensive.
Clay- Loam - Stone Dust - $1700.
Team's League Expense Account helps
pay for all the IMPROVEMENTS.
Truck delivered Loam for the 4 Bare
Outfield Spots. Stone Dust for Leveling
Both Foul Lines and the Backstop Area.
Landscaper RYAN CARVALHO Spreads
each each Season. He does a Tremendous job.
Director Jack Hackett Grading the Infield after
the INFIELD CLAY has been Spread. Looks Great
SCSL Officer Natali Hackett Cleaning up the
Dugouts of Leaves and Sand. Nice and Clean.
Rented a LIFT ($457) to Take down the
Old Scoreboard and Erect the
New Electric Scoreboard.
Director Jack Hackett putting New Barrels in the
Dugouts and New Butt Buckets on the Fence.
Keep the Playing Field FREE of LITTER. Hope the
Team Players do their Part and Help Out.
Natalie did the New SCSL Standing Board.
It is in the Storage Area.
15 Team Names - SCSL NIGHT LEAGUE.
7 Team Names - SCSL SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE.
SCSL Officers Natalie Hackett putting
SCSL Labels on Butt Bucket and Sand in the Buckets,
Also puts the Litter Stickers on all the Field Barrels.

Natalie will be erecting the
SIX New 2020 Butt Buckets -- Helps
keep the Field Area Clean of BUTTS.
PLEASE DEPOSIT IN THE BUCKETS.
DON'T LITTER-HELP OUT!!!
THANK YOU, SCSL OFFICERS

Mike Giarrusso putting in New Base Holders.
New Bases( $540). Each Season the League
purchases a New Set of Bases.The Bases get
a lot of Wear and Tear. Games played
May to November. A Long Season of
Running and Tagging the Bases.
Christine Salvo put the New 2020
SCSL BANNERS on the Shed Door.
It is the 57th. Season of the SCSL.
WOW - HOW THE SEASONS FLY BYE.
SCSL Officer and MIB Umpire Dave Botelho
putting up the New SCSL Banners.
2 New SCSL BANNERS:
********************
AWARD CEREMONY -JUNE 23rd.-SUNDAY 4:30p.m.
********************************************
SCSL MEMORIAL TOURNEY - AUG. 24th. & 25th.
REMEMBERING - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
SCSL Officers, Umpires, Mgrs., Players, Fans

Well,we got it on the Lift.
Now lets get it up on the 2 Poles.

We always Enjoy Helping Jack out.
He Never forgets to Bring Bottle Water
and Especially the BEER.

Two New Pine Tar Boards erected near
the On Deck Circle. Keep the Pine Tar off of
the Fences.

2 NEW PINE TAR BOARDS
FOR 2020 SEASON

WOW - GREAT JOB GUYS.THANK YOU.
IT LOOKS GREAT.
EACH SEASON JACK TRIES TO BRING IMPROVEMENT
TO THE PLAYING FIELD.NEXT SEASON LOOKING
TO HYDROSEEDING THE OUTFIELD AREA. AND
PURCHASING A NEW FENCE GUARD.LET OUR
PLAYING FIELD BE THE BEST IN THE AREA.
THIS IS ALL DUE TO THE TEAMS THAT HELP
TO FINANCE THE PROJECTS.
Two New Dugout Cork Boards in each,
Listing Upcoming SCSL Events and Important
League Information. Mgrs. and Players Please
Read. Thank You Jack

New Electric Scoreboard Erected.
Once all League Team Players do their
Share and Purchase 1 Raffle and All
the $$$ is Collected. An Electrician will
be Hired to Hook it Up.
Expect all Teams to HELP OUT
with the Necessary Funds Needed.

Dave Colon supervised the Whole Job. Here Mike and Bryan are lending a hand
They did a Tremendous Job getting the Old Board Down and the New One Up.
NO EASY TASK. SCSL IS THE ONLY SOFTBALL FIELD IN THE AREA WITH 2 ELECTRICAL SCOREBOARDS.

Darrell Finch Jr. was a Big Help.
New Bases are in. Safety Base at First.
GREAT - LESS INJURIES. League also
uses a Safety Plate. Great to be able
to go to work the next day.
Natalie loading up the Storage Area with
Bags of Speed Dry.Getting ready for those
Rainy Days and Puddles.
Darrell Finch Jr.is putting in a
New Safety Plate.Limits Injuries
to the catchers and Runners
at Home Plate.
Every Season A New Plate and Pitcher's
Mound is Needed. Thank You to the
Fall River Park Department.
Another Great Safety Feature at the Field.
Turf Mats - No Holes in the Batters Boxes
No Tripping getting out of on a Hit Ball.
Safety Plate - No Inuries between Catcher
and the Runners. Get to go to Work the Next Day.
Two New Flag Bunting on the Outfield Fence
and Three on the Backstop. USA the Country
We Love. Brightens Up the Field.
Chris "Topher" Salvo(Strong Guy ) will be Pounding
down the Stone Dust on the Foul Lines.
Saturday-May 4th. Ready to Line the Chalk Line.
Fair or Foul Ball ???
All Set for the Season: Bags of Lime,
Bags of Speed Dry, Tractor, Standing Board,
and all Field Tools
The SCSL Hall of Fame Plaque at the Field.
2020 Season - Sunday - August 2nd.... there will be
SIX New INDUCTEES.*** Well Deserved.
The Porter John is Set-Up.
What would the Players
do without one???? HELP!!!
Here are the Softballs, Bagged and
Ready to Distribute on 5/2. Nice job Natalie
2 New Home Plate Turf Mats will be installed
for the 2019 Season ($404)- EXPENSOVE
-Natalie during the week SWEEPS the 2 TURF
MATS for that Evening Games.
Natalie and Christine putting up the
New 2019 SCSL BANNERS. Not Easy.

SCSL OFFICER LOUIE TAVARES,MIB Umpires FRANK SOUSA,
& JOE RICARDO, Player DARRELL FINCH JR. Roy Vieira.
Missing fom Photo DAVE BOTELHO & NATALIE HACKETT
TOPHER SALVO.
Field workers on May 4th.
Laid New Turf Mats down.
Filleds Stone Dust on Both Foul Lines.
Chalked the Foul Lines and safety Line.
Repainted The Dugout Benches. - Natalie did
Grated (Tractor) the Infield. Laid Old Mats as Coaches Boxes.
Put Up the Foul Pole Flags.
Erected 2 Dugout Cork Boards and Large Cork Board9SCSL NOTICES)

RAIN-RAIN-START THE SCSL SUNDAY MORNING
LEAGUE-MAY 5th; CANCELLATION.
WOW-WHAT A WAY TO START.

IT WAS ALSO CLEAN-UP DAY OF LITTER AT ALL PARKS
IN THE USA. GREAT TO HAVE HELP AT OUR PARK.SHE
DID A GREAT JOB. JACK THANKED HER.
Well Mike it was a lot of Work.You Guys did a Great Job.
So did you Natalie. All worked as a TEAM.
SCSL Officer Dave Botelho and Joe Aguiar
removing the Energy Bulbs that Jack bought
last season ($160)-the Old Board needed more
then BULBS. Joe also took the Old Scoreboard to be
RECYCLED.

Natalie Writing out 7 Checks to Pay the
Work Crew for their Dedicated Hard
Field Work. They did not want any $$$, But Jack insisted,
ONE HAND WASHES THE OTHER. HE WAS SO HAPPY
THAT THEY WERE THERE TO LEND A HELPING HAND.
FIELD LOOKS GREAT.

A GREAT BIG "THANK YOU"
TO SCSL OFFICER LOUIE TAVARES FOR REMOVING THE
REST OF THE STONEDUST FROM THE THIRD BASE AREA.
IT WAS KIND OF TOUGH FOR JUST MY WIFE AND I TO DO.
LOUIE IS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP OUT THE SCSL.

Team Balls for the Season 25 Dozen
I have to get them to the Teams.
Who is going to Count them and Bag them???
I know Who--My wife NATALIE
She is Always there to Help.
During the Season Jack and Natalie (I plan to get her
Driving the Tractor in 2019) make it a point to Drag
the Infield for the Gamesthat Evening. The Field is in
TIP-TOP SHAPE.
Dave Conlon fixing the Dugout Benches.
He did a TREMENDOUS JOB.
"THANK YOU"
The Benches will be REPAINTED for
the Upcoming Season

JACK WAS SQUEEGEEING THE WATERED DOWN FIELD ON MONDAY -MAY 6th. THE SCSL NIGHT LEAGUE OPENING UP THAT EVENING.A TOUGH WAY TO START THE SEASON.
WEATHER WISE IT HAS BEEN A TERRIBLE SPRING.
THANKS TO NATALIE AND JACK'S HARD WORK THE GAMES WERE PLAYED.

HERE COMES SOFTBALL
by LLOYD (SKIP) SHERMAN
***********
I say this Mates.with a Grin
Softball Season's to Begin.
So grab a Ball , grab your Bat
Tie your Cleats and Don your Hat,
Take the Field, hit the Grass
The Summer Season soon will Pass.
Let's all try to Crank One Out,
So the Outcome won't be in Doubt.
Through Slumps and Losses
Don't get down,We got the Team
That will Win the Crown.

OUR FRIEND SKIP PAST AWAY IN THE 2018 SEASON.

This Poem is Dedicated to the
Upcoming Season ( 2023) of the
Fall River Scholarship City Slow Pitch
Softball /Axis Wooden Bat Leagues,
the 60th. Season
of Organized USA Softball.