Wednesday Aug 22 2012
Lincoln Hills’ Hunter inducted into Hall of FameBy: Staff Report
MANTECA _ With a replica of Yankee Stadium as the backdrop, Lincoln Hills’ Bob Hunter was officially inducted into the Northern California Senior Softball Hall of Fame Aug. 16. The honor commemorates Hunter’s 15 years of dedication to the game. Entering senior softball in 1997, Hunter played with both the Walnut Creakers and Hard Travlin until moving to Auburn in 2000. He spent the next five years playing senior softball in Auburn before moving to Lincoln Hills. He played with the Lincoln Hills Coyotes 65s and then Coyotes 70s when that group was formed in 2008, and has managed them since then. The Coyotes 70s have won a number of major tournaments, twice winning Reno’s huge invitational and the Western Nationals. The club has also won the Las Vegas Worlds. Hunter has served as the Coyotes’ secretary and now serves as the organization’s publicity director. He also manages the summer and winter Coyotes All Stars and has played in more than 1,000 games over the past five years. Hunter is also a contributing writer for News Messenger Sports.