Ron's superior athletic ability made the transfer from intermediate fastpitch softball to the Western Major Fastball League in 1980 an easy chore. After moving to Winnipeg, Ron joined the Winnipeg Colonels. He excelled in various areas including lead-off hitting, speed on the base paths, and in both bunting and hitting home runs. As well, his ability to cover the outfield or play infield made him a very versatile player. From 1980 to 1988 his strong softball skills helped his teams to win five provincial senior "A" Championships. Following the Colonels' fourth place finish at the Nationals in 1980, he was recruited by the New Brunswick National Champions to compete in the World Games in Santa Clara, California where they were bronze medalists. In 1992 he joined the Toledo Mudhens and helped them to win several master provincial championships.

Ron was the New Orleans Saints' 12th round selection as a wide receiver in the 1975 NFL draft after 4 years at the University of North Dakota.

Winnipeg Free Press June 4, 1984

Winnipeg Free Press, September 15, 1980

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