Check out sub pages under D4 pics page for each team, game highlights,
Field of Dreams Memorials, D4 Grand Slam Efforts, Vets Tournament
Yes, these are moments of past games, before I created the offical site for the rec, D4 league. To continue enjoying all the great action shots and special features of this great D4 family please visit D4softball.org
The 2022 Summer season is now the over and soon the Fall season shall begin...
Before we move on to the action plays of the new twenty teams, sit back and remember
how the Summer season at Everglades ended up...
The Knicks vs Lakers, and Wizards vs Magics played in the
semi finals on Monday, August 8th.
The Lakers and Magic teams would advance into the
final playoff game Thursday, August 11th.
... below is a recap of that game...
Congrats to the D4 Summer 2022 Champions, The Lakers!
Congrats also goes out to teams, Spurs, Raptors, Pelicans, Hawks, Celtics, and Pacers
for making it into the final games this season!
It has been a great, competitive season and a big nod to all playing in the opressive heat!
You all share a common theme- dedication of the game, and enjoying a cold beer!
Jim Culhane, fellow D4 player, was kind enough to shoot a video of the
2022 summer season championship game for us!
Just click on the link to the right, grab your favorite libation,
be patient while it downloads, check your download file,
With the close of the season also comes the evals, evaluations, of new players either joining the softball family for the first time or, moving to a new division. On Thursday, August 4th, the perspective new players took their place at bat and on the field as managers observed and took notes of possible new draftees for their teams ....
Below are some pics of eval day.
Good luck to all who participated in the evals!
The Villages D4 Summer Teams 2022
I am sure you have seen me around the softball fields for a while now, camera always in hand! . . . I have covered sporting events over the years- Indy cars and Super Bikes. Capturing the games and socializing among the players and fans of the D4 league has been an equally great experience on various levels.
Players have asked; why do I come to each game and take our pictures? .... I began attending these games in Fall 2020 as a dedicated fan of my husband, Nick. He was a newbie to this league first playing on Terry Penrod's Thunder team. As I went to the games supporting him and the team, I discovered a camaraderie of guys that maintain a love for the sport regardless of age or health issues!
The Veterans softball tournament in November 2020 was my jump off point capturing those "Kodak moments" as players took the fields for their branch of military service. ... I have written for the American Legion for many years and thought this a great way to continue acknowledging the vets on the upcoming Veteran's Day. After reviewing those images, I realized how passionate these players are as seen in close ups of batting and action shots! This was not your average old guys neighborhood game! I was equally impressed with the importance of the event overall- the opening ceremony, the play off elimination process, the closing event. This is, and shall always be, a very special brotherhood.
I decided the D4 league would be my personal photographic project expounding on maintaining one's youth, regardless of that number referred to as our age... to perhaps instill one's positivity to never give up on ourselves- to support each other in both games, softball and life.
Thank you to Mr. Bigelow for allowing me to become the D4 official photographer. Thank you to all for your captured moments on and off the field!
I hope you will share your captured moments with friends and family preserving these special memories. I extend a request from all to remember the special players who have passed on to the "Field of Dreams". . . I believe they would love to be part of this collection! If you have any pics of these players, or their significant others you would like to memorialize, please email me . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep smiling, stay healthy, play ball! Jacque
D4 Winter Season Team Pictures 2022
If your team is not in the group your manager chose not to include the team.
I will, in time, put a montage of missing teams pictures on the site... sorry.
I have a large collection of shots from games, beginning in Fall 2020,
continuing through today.
Photos will be grouped according to the current D4 season and year.
Each team will have their own page. Always check the drop down sub pages under the D4 pics home page for newly added pages.
When you keep any D4 page in your favs, remember to refresh for latest updates!
Collections are accompanied with articles I've written featuring the D4 team family.
This D4 group of players, significant others, and fans are truly a family of shared laughter!
This is just a beginning of what's coming for the D4 players.
Some are play by play shots like Marv Tendum's home run.
Other's will be single action shots and individual bats at home plate.
Individual team pics will be featured on your team's home page.
If you would like me to shoot your team pic, or if you have one,
please let me know to include on your spot!
Your patience is appreciated!
Keep providing me with all your awesome moments, on and off the fields!