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April 24, 2014
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Maryland Classic

Start times and brackets were sent to coaches a week ago. They have also been posted at (as explained in the email to coaches).

Just 10 teams for this one, but that is to be expected as this was a replacement tournament after fields in Dover were closed for maintenance issues.

Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces this weekend.

March 4, 2014
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 2 Rules that are somewhat unclear

Item 1-
The home team always has a chance to catch up, and (using your example) would take their turn at bat in the bottom of the 6th.

Item 2-
An inning that begins before time expires would allow a max of 5/7 runs. An inning that begins after time expires would be considered an "open" inning, and therefore allow teams to score as many runs as they can.

Feb. 9, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC

Results from Loyce Harp / Carter Road Complex

40 Major
1. Homer Lovers
2. Loose Cannons

50 Major Plus
1. Team 1 Sports
2. TSC
(43-42 final in 8 innings)

55 Major
1. Kinnco Masters
2. Doubleplay / Monarch

65 AAA
1. Windsor Chiefs
2. Marauders

65 AA
1. Indiana Legends
2. Hill Contracting

Jan. 24, 2014
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call part 643


My response above was intended to discuss the scenario of a "foul tip" only.

In SSUSA play a foul tip (with less than 2 strikes) must have gone higher than the batter's head, and have been caught with the glove or hand(s) for an out to be recorded.

In the 2nd part of your most recent post, a one hopper to the shortstop is ground ball / live ball. The batter-runner and any runner(s) on base are free to run the bases with liability to be put out.
Jan. 23, 2014
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call part 643

Section 1.29 FOUL TIP

A foul tip is a ball that goes directly from the bat, not higher than the batter's head, to the catcher's hand(s) or glove and is legally caught by the catcher. NOTE- Any batted ball that goes directly from the bat, not higher than the batter's head to any part of the catcher's body or equipment other than the hands(s) or glove is a foul ball and a dead ball.

1) For an out to be recorded, the batted ball must have cleared the batter's head (catcher's height is irrelevant) and be caught with the hands or glove

2) A batted ball that is caught or trapped in any location other than the hands or glove is considered a foul ball / dead ball.

Dec. 22, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Decals for Senior Softball USA


Are you talking about the window clings that would go on the back of your windshield? Similar to a university sticker?

shoot me an email at
Nov. 18, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous

55 AAA from Papago

1. Git R Done
2. Mountain Mike's Pizza
3. Rookies
4. Las Vegas Elks

I had a great time out in Phoenix calling games and seeing some familiar faces. Thanks all-

Nov. 11, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: winter worlds

Winter National results from N. Collier Regional Park

60 Major Plus
MN Masters
High Street Bucs

60 Major
Deluxe / Bradford White
Metro Hitmen
S. Florida Heat
** IF game, 9 innings in 60 Major

55 Major
Steve Levin Financial 55s
Sneaky Pete's
Six Pac

50 Major / Major Plus
Gulf Coast
Steve Levin Financial 50s
AMR 50s
Oct. 10, 2013
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: STAFF Question on the Tie Breaker Rule


This exact scenario has been kicked around at SSUSA UIC training meetings.

It was ultimately decided that allowing a 7th inning defensive substitute to enter the game so that he/she became the "batter of record" in the 8th inning circumvents the intent of the rule.

A substitute would be allowed to enter the game and play defense, but the actual batter (from the prior inning) would need to take 2nd base under the ITB rule.

July 31, 2013
Topic: Rules of the game

The wording is a little confusing and should be cleaned up, but keep in mind that you are only a batter-runner between home and first base.

After passing first base, you become a runner.
July 12, 2013
Topic: Tournaments

Attention all teams and players....

Due to heavy rains and local flooding, the City of Dover has closed all parks for the weekend. We are unable to get the tournament in. Emails have been sent to all managers and phone calls are being made..... please help to spread the word to any players on the way here.

No re-schedule date has been set at this time. Our first priority is to notify the teams.

Thank you-

Tim McElroy
Tournament Director
July 10, 2013
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Tag on Caught Fly Ball Out

In SSUSA play, the batter and any runners on base at the time must touch the next base. An out is recorded if the runner fails to touch the next base.
July 8, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dover Classic Schedules are now posted

Sorry, yes...

55 Major and 55 AAA will be played as well.
July 8, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dover Classic Schedules are now posted

I am receiving a number of emails asking if the Dover tournament has been canceled.... The answer to that question is resounding "NO"

The Men's 40's division was canceled due to a lack of entries, but the following WILL BE PLAYED-

Women's 40

Men's 50 Major Plus
Men's 50 Major
Men's 50 AAA

Men's 60 Major
Men's 60 AAA

Men's 65 AAA
Men's 65 AA

Men's 70 AAA

Men's 75 Major
Men's 75 AAA

July 4, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dover Classic Schedules are now posted


Schedules for SSUSA's Dover Classic can now be viewed at

All coaches received an email this morning that included a printable PDF version of the brackets.

Schutte Park:
Electric Avenue
Dover, DE 19904

Big Oak Park:
417 Big Oak Road
Smyrna, DE 19977

Once the tournament begins, we will NOT add players to your roster. It is
the manager's responsibility to make sure that your information is correct
in the SSUSA database.

There will not be an official manager meeting. Check in with your site
director approximately 45 minutes prior to your first scheduled game for
player check in, etc.

SSUSA playing rules will be followed throughout the tournament.

ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS- The tournament director reserves the right to
modify the tournament schedule in any manner that is deemed acceptable to
ensure completion.

If there are any inclement weather announcements, we will post them at Please check that site for updates.

Tim McElroy
Senior Softball-USA
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director
Mid-Atlantic Regional UIC
5518 Aeriel Place
Frederick, MD 21703
June 25, 2013
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus


Your information about Dover is incorrect. 2 50 major plus and 2 50 major teams are among the 40 teams entered for that event.

June 9, 2013
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CT Masters- weekend results

Weekend results from Connecticut Sportsplex

50 Women- CT Cougars
55 Women- Nor' easters
60 Women- CT Senior Moments

50 Gold
1. Sports Center
2. McWorld Sporting Goods

55/60 Gold
Deep Purple (55 AAA) currently leading NY Streaks (60 Major) in the "if" game

60 AAA
1. Pelley's Sports
2. Jersey Masters

60 AA
1. Talaga Masonry
2. Action Auto Parts

Special thank you to the maintenance staff at CT Sportsplex for getting the fields ready to go after Friday night's storm.

The tournament was a joint effort between SSUSA and the staff of the CT Senior Games but our late friend and director- Mr. Steve Simmons was the driving force to make it happen.

Steve was remembered fondly this week by a number of players, coaches and friends.

June 4, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno 60's

taits... I was able to find the results for the Las Vegas tournament on this site. You might have missed it, but they are there on the tournament page.
May 20, 2013
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic coast championship

The top 2 finishers in each division are below. Paperwork was sent to the national office this morning. They are working hard to get everything finalized for Rock N Reno today. I'm sure that full results will be posted soon enough.

Tim McElroy

70 AAA
Bailey Talent Cavaliers

65 AAA
Stahl Post #30
Mid-Atlantic Cavaliers

60 Major Plus
Superior Softball
High Street Bucs

60 Major
NY Streaks
Virginia Vipers

60 AAA
Chesapeake 60s
Hamel 60s

60 AA
Buckeye Classics
Syracuse Cyclones

55 Major
Triangle Masters
Wholesale Builder Supply

55 AAA
Old Time Brothers
Tri-State Merchants

50 Major
Miami Power

50 AAA
Maryland Cougars
Chesterfield Classics

40 Women
Team Works
Lew's Crew


The infields at Potomack Lakes and Phillip Bolen Memorial Park are 2nd to none.

July 11, 2012
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Crabtown Classic- results from session 1

Monday play at the Crabtown Classic was rained out, so TUES brought a modified format & schedule.

THANK YOU to the teams that stuck around and were patient while we re-organized things.


65 AAA: Stahl Post #30
70 AAA: Monkey Joe's Big Nut Company
75 AAA: Delaware Diamonds

Game results are posted at

Whether your team walked away with a 1st place award or not yesterday, I thank you all for inspiring me. I'm still a young buck (42) to many of you- but I am amazed at each tournament by your efforts, your ability, and your desire to play the game hard, and play the game the right way.

I look forward to seeing you again.

Tim McElroy

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