John Scarcelli won gold in slo-pitch at the World Senior Games this month.

John Scarcelli won gold in slo-pitch at the World Senior Games this month.

Scarcelli wins gold at World Seniors

Scarcelli scores two home runs, three triples “and a bunch of doubles” over the tournament.

Revelstoke’s John Scarcelli returned from the Huntsman Senior Games in St. George, Utah earlier this month with a gold medal in the 74+ team slo-pitch tournament.

Scarcelli was a power hitter for the Vancouver-based Coast Capitals team at the world seniors tournament, putting up two home runs, three triples “and a bunch of doubles” over the tournament.

“It felt great for sure,” he said.

The left fielder helped his team power over their opponents 19-5 in the final with a home run in the final.

What’s the secret of keeping your power hitting game healthy past your mid-70s?

Hard practice, it seems. “I used to go for my bike ride and bang the ball into the backstop.”

He worried he was making a spectacle of himself by repeatedly drilling balls into a wall. “What’s that old fart doing there?” he thought passersby were thinking. “Am I out of my mind or something?”