When Ric Zakour’s feet hit first base, he forgets he’s in his 60s and retired; the 12-year-old boy in his head takes over.
He knows physical limitations determined by his age don’t matter on the field. You just need to have a passion for the game.
Zakour, along with 34 other men who share a love for softball, play twice a week with the Williamsburg Senior Softball League’s inaugural season.
They lost a member of their softball family May 18 with the passing of Debbie Robie, who was the league’s only woman player.
Zakour, who acts as the league’s secretary, first played on a senior team in Northern Virginia.
“We wanted to have something similar here because...