My nephew and co-founder, Bruce
1995 - George Gibson (left), Mike Mateleska (right).
I'm not an Orioles fan - I got the hat during my visit to Camden Yards.
For that matter, I'm not a Penn State fan either.
I know what you're thinking - what the hell happened? 195 pounds and
a lot more mobile back then
(Chris Hendricks and George Gibson)
The 2 idiots who changed the team name to Delta House - at a bar, of
course. "We were at this bar once, and..."
Where have you gone Opie Hendricks?
events and achievements
Seven championships, 6 additional finals appearances
Won 5 coed championships by a single run (4 walk-offs) and a 6th one
by 3 runs (tying run on deck) and a 7th by 3 (tying run on deck)
Lost a finals game
by 1 run and at least 2 other elimination games by 1 run.
Won 2 East Norriton Men's League Championships
21 game winning streak (1999-2000)
Taco Bell Incident of '99
1998-2001: Knocked our arch-rivals Franks Pub out of the playoffs 3
straight years. 11-0 first round KO (Mike Mateleska and I went to
Franks Pub to celebrate) and 2 Finals walk-offs (both
with 2 outs and both one run down at the time)
2004: Bought matching team shirts for the first time (for us, that is an
Three All-Star MVPs and Homerun Derby Runner-up
2016- Four finals games, three championships (1 men's, 2 coed)!
2017- After 20+ years, we actually bought freakin' jerseys! Finals
in WNCES and EN Mens
Team Standings and records
West Norriton Coed League (no umpires) - (run by Jim Shingler 1994-2003,
Tom Pierson 2004-2014, George Gibson co-commissioner 2004, web master
Murderer's Row (nickname given to 1927 NY Yankees of Babe Ruth and Lou
1996-1997 (Did not make finals. No records available)
1998- Runner-up to champion (Damage Incorporated) @ Burnside Field
(lost by one run) No standings available
1999- Champion (no divisions) 13-1, Defeated Franks Pub
in Finals @ State Hospital on a walk-off homerun by Bryan Gibson (tying
and winning runs)
2000- A Division Champions 11-2
(1rst place) Defeated Franks Pub in Finals @ Norristown HS Varsity Field
on a walk-off error (tying and winning runs)
2001- A Division, 2-8 (5th place) No Playoffs
2002- Did not place team in league
2003- B Division - Standings not available - did
not reach finals
2004 – Changed name to to Moe’s Tavern - A Division, 4-7 (5th
2005 through 2008- Did not place team in league
2009 – Team name changed back to Murderer’s Row- C Division, 5-9 (5th
2010- Changed name to Delta House - C Division 8-6 (4th place)
Lost to Master Batters in first round (by a run).
Sunday Coed League (with umpires) - (Run by George Gibson
and Pete Marion)
2011- B Division Champions 10-3 - 2nd place (Finals: 23-22 over Master
Batters @ Heels Field on a walk-off hit by Kevin Kochka (tying and winning
2012- A Division 9-5 (5th place) (10 teams) - Lost in first round of the playoffs to CCI
2013-A Division 3-11 (8th place) Lost in the first round to the
Isotopes @ East Norriton
2014- A Division 8-6 (5th place) Lost in first round to eventual champions
US Lawns (by one
run) @ Walton Rd.
2015 - A Division 4-9 (5th place) Lost in first round to
Bobbette's Bombers (by one run) @ Walton Rd.
2016 - A Division Champions 7-7 (2 losses by forfeit)
- 4th place finish. (Won in semi-finals over Keystone Renegades. Won
Finals over Whitpain Tavern).
@ East Norriton
2017 - A Division Runnerup (to Depauls) 10-3 - third place (won in
semi-finals over Steppys)
Fall Coed League (Run by George Gibson
and Pete Marion)
2013- B Division (3-2, Third place ) Lost in first round of playoffs
2014- Did not enter a team
2015- A Division (5-2, Second place) Lost in second round of playoffs to
2016- A Division Champions (5-1, Second Place) Won in Finals over Whitpain
East Norriton Wednesday Evening Coed League (Run by East Norriton
2011- Won Championship (against Bad News Bears)
2012- Finished 2-3 (lost bragging rights playoff game to G.O.A.T.)
Did not play in finals due to weather (Games were moved to Sunday)
2013- Lost in first round of playoffs to CCI (4-2, third place)
2014- Did not play in playoffs due to weather - Games were moved to
Sunday (5-1 second place)
2015- Lost second round of playoffs to Depauls, 3rd place (3-2)
2016- Runner-up to Depauls. (2nd place, 5-1). Won the
semi-finals game over the Bears on a walk-off grand slam by Jim Wanner.
East Norriton Sunday Evening Men's League (Run by East Norriton
2013-Won Championship- Delta House defeated All-State 2 games to 1
- Second place 8-2 (8/4/2013)
2014-Lost in second round of playoffs, 7-2 (2nd place)
2015- Lost in first round of playoffs to Depauls, (3rd place, down to 4 teams)
2016- Won Championship against Whitpain Tavern, 2 games to 1 (4th
place out of 4 teams)
2017- Runner-up to Allstate. (2nd place out of 4 teams).
Ball that Bryan Gibson hit for a two run walkoff homerun into the
right-field parking lot at the State Hospital to win the
1999 WNCES Championship over Franks Pub. Tying run was on first with
2 outs. The softballs were lower compression, but the bats were crap
(Top, from left) Nate's mom, Marlon's wife Mary, Bruce and Bryan's
grandmom (on mom's side)
(Bottom, from left) Bruce and Bryan's grandmom's sister, Bruce and
Bryan's mom Angie, my mom (holding 2000 Championship trophy).
2012 WNCES B Division Champions
(We had not yet grasped the concept of team pictures)
2013 East Norriton Men's League Champions (I took over as sponsor/manager
from Billy Hagner)
2016 East Norriton Men's League Champions (aka CCI West)
2016 East Norriton Men's League Champion (Lisa wouldn't let me keep the
trophy - it's like the battle of the leg lamp)
Jim Malarkey has it. He managed the team anyway. I was more of
2016 WNCES A Division Champions
2016 East Norriton Fall Runner-up
2017 WNCES Spring Runnerup
2017 East Norriton Mens League Runner-up
2016 WNCES A Division Champions (Summer)
Andrew Driver - the sweet taste of victory (and beer)
Kat and Chelsea
Steve Dunbar with some large guy - 2016 WNCES A Division Finals MVP
2016 WNCES A Division Champions
Fall 2016 WNCES A Division Champions (a team clearly in need of
jerseys and a better camera)
Delta House celebrating 2016 Fall A Division Championship at Guppies
90's-present (except 2014-15): George Gibson
90's: Bruce Gibson (co-manager)
90's: Bryan Gibson (co-manager)
Early 2000's- Marlon Gibson (co-manager)
2010-2012- Chris Hendricks (co-manager)
2014-2015- Kevin Kochka
2015- Lisa Gibson
Lisa's first dugout experience, before taking over the big job as
Delta House manager
Sunday West Norriton Coed All-Stars
2012- Kevin Kochka and Alyssa Koscelansky - Steve Dunbar finished
runner-up in the homerun Derby
2013- Andrew Driver and Chelsea Detwiler - Chelsea won co-MVP for A/B Game
2014- Jim Wanner and Natalie Zedalis - Chelsea Detwiler was a last
minute addition for B/C Game
2015- Andrew Driver and Kat Trombly - Kat won co-MVP for A/B Game
2016- Steve Dunbar and Chelsea Detwiler - Chelsea won co-MVP for A/B Game
Alyssa and Kevin (2012 All-Star Game intros - Heels Field)
Kevin Kochka (2012 Coed All-Star Game -
Meghan Brogan - she's the one who suggested that I start a coed league
Steve Dunbar - Runner-up 2012 Homerun Derby (Heels Field)
2013 All-Star co-MVP, Chelsea Detwiler
2014 All-Star Game (Jim Wanner, Natalie Garrett and Chelsea Detwiler)
2014 - Andrew, Kristen and friend
George Gibson, Phillie Phanatic, Lisa, Lisa's mom
2015 A/B Sll-Star Game:
Co-MVP Kat Trombly, along with George Gibson
Andrew Driver - 2015 A/B Coed All-Star Game (East Norriton August 22,
2016 A/B All-Star Game co-MVP Chelsea Detwiler
Matthew "Perp" Price, Bryan Gibson, Nate Price, Bruce Gibson
Gibson, Nate Price and Bruce Gibson
Bryan Gibson (hard to believe we're from the same family). He was
usually good for a couple of homeruns a game.
Bryan played outfield and caught anything that came his way.
Can you pick out the 12 Delta House alumni in the picture?
Until 2016, this was about the closest thing we had to a coed team picture
Lisa's first championship experience.
This has nothing to do with softball, but it's my page.
Chris "Opie" Hendricks barking some sort of instructions.
, Chris Hendricks, Andrew Myers
Peiffer gets ready to launch one
Rob Dempsey (pitching), Jim
Peiffer (first base)
Chelsea Detwiler and Kat Trombly
Brittany Janke and Kat Trombly
Chelsea Detwiler (Andrew Driver coaching first)
Dominic Campellone, showing off the wheels
David Meyers watching the ball hit the mat. Andrew Driver is
trying to figure out what David is doing.
You gotta have thick skin to deal with the media.
The Phillies invited me to
take batting practice...
Afterwards, I went straight to the Hall of Fame (Doubleday Field)...True story!
These pics (above) have absolutely nothing to do with softball, but
again, it's my page.
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