Vegas Bags … Vegas! Naples senior softball team qualifies for World Championships


The Bags, Naples’ senior women’s softball team, are headed to Las Vegas this fall to play in the Senior Softball USA World Masters Championships.

Sponsored by Crowther Roofing, the Bags won the 50AAA division at last weekend’s SSUSA Spring National Championships in Winter Haven.

The World Masters Championships are set for October.

Members of the Bags pose for a picture. Kneeling left to right are Marivel Gutierrez, Missy Zeliff, Marisela Gutierrez,Lisa Calyore, Cindy Phillips and Dawn Santiago. Standing left to right are Robin Garcia, Missy Poitier, Sue O’Brien, Cindy Rhein, Lynne Hancock, Kirtley Gutierrez and Becki Daniels.

The Bags are a group of local ladies who played little league for the Naples Braves/Queens before moving on to high school softball. Their players have competed in adult leagues over the past 30 to 40 years.

With help from sponsors Dans Bobcat and Suncoast Roofing, the Bags will be traveling to Valdosta, Ga., April 5-7 for the ISSA Women’s Spring Nationals.

Most tournaments the Bags play in are in Florida, and they will be competing in six to eight events this year.

If your business would like to help with sponsorship, please contact Bags manager Becki Daniels for more information. She can be reached at