case 'Jesse Baker':
born (June 27, 1948) and raised, Dave Demick displayed his glove
work and batting skills on diamonds all around the area for more
than 30 years. A 1966 Wilson High grad, Dave played semi-pro
baseball after high school then fastpitch softball for years before
returning to baseball in the over-30 league.
Mostly playing first base and the outfield, Dave played baseball for the Cheney Studs in 1964 and 1966, Stay Green semipro in 1967 and Lakewood Royals in 1968-70. On the softball field, he played for Puget Sound Bank 1971-75 and ‘78, Achilles Heel 1977, Jackson Reality 1976 and Cloverleaf Tavern 1978-83. There were other teams but time has obscured the details.
He remembers batting over .300 every year with many home runs, usually batting 3, 4 or 5 in the lineup. Dave was selected for several all-star teams at fastpitch invitationals throughout the region.
1973 PUGET SOUND NATIONAL BANK
Front row l. to r.: Unknown, Mickey Bartels, Darron Nelson, Bob Brown, Ken Stancato, Jim ???, Dan Oliver, and Lloyd Glasoe.
Back row l. to r.: Gene Horan, Steve Oliver, Jay Beach, Don Anderle, Hank Jarvits, Dave Demick, Vince Horan, and Mike Nielson.
1966 CHENEY STUDS CONNIE MACK
Front row l. to r.: Dave Lewis, Bill Taylor, Jon Paul, Tom Smith (batboy), Denny Brand, Dave Demick and Ray Moshier.
Back row l. to r.: Lonnie Davis (coach), Gary Diel, Dave Voss, Rich Mayo, Ed Brewster, Allan Berg and Craig Mukai.