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Real name:
Leo Koulogianes

Location:
Memphis, TN

Division:
Men's 60

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Jan. 22, 2013
Leoslocks
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tournment Pitcher from NY looking to join a team

Have you ever pitched to the plate and the mat? Takes the umpire out of the judgement of strikes. Now the batter knows what he can take or has to swing at.
Senior softball = Ultra II bats and beyond.

Unless you are a troll, you will have no trouble getting on a team. One other thing, there a re a lot of 10 and 11 hitters batting 700+ for the tournament.
Nov. 14, 2012
Leoslocks
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Awards for championship teams

You certainly deserved better for hitting as well as you did. Here is a link to your Team Picture and plaque.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/281066_550437828306334_1098038076_o.jpg

Cheers to you from Edge softball #5.
Oct. 1, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Monster Mash inTunica

Rob, the cut off date is real soon. How many teams are coming to Tunica?
Sept. 23, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Monster Mash inTunica

Monster Softball is hosting a senior tournament in Tunica Mississippi October 16, 17 and 18.
Open to 50's, 55's and 60's.
ISA sanctioned.

For tournament packets, contact:
Robert (Rob) Rabun
901 481 1943
rrabun@comcast.net
Sept. 23, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: JC Phelps

God rest his soul.

Just to be over 50 is a blessing but to still have the strength to play this game we know and love is special. May God add compassion and grace to his blessings so we may be a comfort to those suffering among us.
Sept. 22, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament results

Leo Koulogianes
23; Monster Softball
I am that utility player/glove repair/batting practice pitcher player. As for the sportsmanship, that is what I have come to expect from Christian ball players at SPA tournaments. Your team as well as the entire field was equally gracious in sportsmanship.

Great game indeed. The difference was in the top of the 7th, runners on first and third with one out with Monster up two runs. Top of the order is two batters away. Your third baseman moved a step and a half to his left to take some of the 5/6 hole our batter had been wearing out all game. He hits a laser into the ground that kicks up belt high. He picks the ball and turns a double play.
Two outs in the bottom of the 7th with one on and the Silverbacks put 4 straight hits together to win the game against a quality pitcher.

Good Balls made quite the difference. If they combined Major and AAA, I would be playing AA as would a good portion of AAA players. There were a couple of Major caliber hitters on every team but the teams were top flight AAA teams and not Major. We hit more accidental home runs than intentional home runs. Again, thanks SPA for allowing us to put a new ball in play by providing our own. I don't think any team used just the dozen provided.
Sept. 21, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament results

No need to shout.
We did start on time, 9:00 AM on Thursday and the rain did play a role in the scheduling decisions. You make the point well on the logistics of tournament play. X number of fields require X number of officials. We had good officials and no issues in the 5 games Monster Softball played. I would like to thank those that worked our games.

And about the lower fields. More ant hills than you could shake a stick at. glad we did not play on them.
Sept. 21, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament results

I have been wearing out the SPA board trying to find the results. Thanks for the detailed update.

The declared results for the 50 AAA bracket are just but neither lead was safe.
It is a shame the loosers bracket did not get to have a say in the final results as the entire field was that strong.

Cheers for giving the field the best chance of playing the full tournament.

As for moving the two Co Chanps to Majors next year; I dare to say they would compete. Go ahead and put J R Smith, Dub's Bar-b-q, Texas Thunder, Springfield Express, J&J Sports and Smith's Laminating up there too. {;>)

On the 55's side, cheers to KC Thunder. I watched them play some quality ball. their character was equal to their skill and desire.

Aug. 4, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas

Cheers for your continued success.

The good Lord willing and keeps me in his grace, I will be with Monster Softball at Dalton trying to set the table for the bid dogs.

Rob has a good bunch of guys that will do well if we can stay healthy and not injured.
Aug. 3, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA, Gallatin,

One Major kudo to ISA for using a quality ball. Bid D put one of those Rocks into the parking lot pavement on field 9.
Aug. 2, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA, Gallatin,

Just got back from Gallatin after watching Kason win the AAA division (with 11 players). They beat a tough Chicago Prime team. Rams fought the Chicago team but came up slow footed in the outfield after battling their way through the losers bracket to take 3rd.
Still, Chicago Prime earned a berth to the TOC by besting all the AAA teams.

As for field 2, we had to play on it Sunday morning and the lip of the infield was a launching pad for bad hops.

Field 9 may have been 340 in the corners but stepped off to be 375 in center. They need to give AAA teams an extra outfielder when they play on that field.

All 10 teams in the AAA bracket were gracious in winning and loosing. Their character and passion for the game made me feel like I was playing this game that I love on Holy Ground.

When the facility if finished, it could be a great Tournament location.
Aug. 2, 2009
Leoslocks
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas

By the way, how did the PACE team do at 2009 SPA Nationals playing as Major?
Oct. 16, 2008
Leoslocks
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Quotes

Mark Twain, "If it weren't for fools, we would not succeed."

Socrates, 'He who has no business in politics, has no business."

Shakespeare must have been a pitcher, "The danger is but sport."
Oct. 2, 2008
Leoslocks
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas

" These guys are class acts - all of them."
This is absolutely correct. They were gracious in losing to us (Monster Softball) and gracious in putting us into the losers bracket. Actually there were quite a few teams at Dalton that would have beat them with their best game. It was a great tournament won by the best team.

" They have 2 or 3 guys that can hit it out with any regularity just like any other TripleA team does."
Yes they hit a bunch of home runs off us and they were wind aided but the fences were 310 and 8' high. They just bounced them off the fence against the wind. One of the best hitting teams I have seen.

" They're well coached, they play & PRACTICE alot together, they're guys who play in rec leagues with and against each other, The Major thing that they have is character."
A large part of their victory was the coaching/managing job. How many AAA teams have 5 rabbits on their roster? Their character is matched by their size, talent and desire. They are winners. Still, you miss the point. "... the integrity of the organizers of Senior Tournaments" is the issue.
Oct. 2, 2008
Leoslocks
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas

I think Pace hit 12 home runs against us in Dalton(SPA AAA). They had 19 players that could go yard on you. I know the story that allowed them to play 50's AAA in Dalton but how on earth were they allowed to play 55 AAA?
So much for the integrity of the organizers of Senior Tournaments. Whats wrong is wrong even if everyone is for it.
Pace is a fine ball team. Major caliber talent and managed like pros. cheers for their continued success (At the Major Level).
Sept. 14, 2008
Leoslocks
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SPA Dalton sept 11-14

Pace is a great hitting team. Major caliber defense to go along with it.

Congratulations to Pinehurst for taking Pace to the wire in the Championship game. After gaining the lead, their defense missed a few plays they had made all tourney long.

The only real sad note was the Houston team having to forfeit the tournament to prepare for hurricane Ike.

Results up at SPA'
http://softballspa.com/daltonwk1.aspx
Aug. 5, 2008
Leoslocks
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RAINOUT IN ISA NATIONALS IN BRIDGETON MO

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/7096/hardinfieldrc5.jpg

[Quote]Mother Nature is in charge of the weather and the BMAC had 2 inches of rain dumped on it the Wednesday before the tournament so Sunday morning's rain was on ground that was still soggy from the previous rain.[/quote]

The above linked picture was from a Friday afternoon game. The ground is already rock solid. Many are in turf shoes to avoid the stress of cleats on concrete. Not much for cleat marks there.

You can spin the situation to suit your needs but the caviler manner in which this tournament was dismissed is unacceptable to mature adults. Mismanaged tournaments in other associations led to this great opportunity for ISA to build a solid Senior following. The end result was the same old school profiteering at the expense of the players that love to play the game.

One constructive point would be to include an Inclement Weather Policy instead of a disclaimer about how they will keep all the money. Actually having a grounds crew would have been an improvement at this tournament. Having a crew on call should be a viable option for such a large tournament. The more teams at a tournament, ($$$$.00), the greater support.

Offering a voucher for lost games due to weather would be a win win situation as this would ease the pain and encourage continued support. We (Monster Softball out of Memphis) played 4 games but left 6 on the table. The Guaranteed 5 Games has lost its credibility.
Aug. 4, 2008
Leoslocks
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RAINOUT IN ISA NATIONALS IN BRIDGETON MO

I was at the field watching the front come in. Very scary clouds and lightning and we saw possibly 2 inches of rain in about 40 minutes.
Very nice complex but totally lacking in support. No grounds crew. The fields were not worked during the tournament.

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4365/bridgtoncomplexsl6.png


Twenty minutes after the rain I took the standing water shot. I had traction walking through the water. The ground was still firm.

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I have seen worse conditions and better efforts to get fields ready for common league games.

[quote]I spoke with the tournament director, Jerry Jackson, at 8:45am and indicated that it was the ground crews belief that fields 7-11 would not be playable until approximately noon, [/quote] If two people per field worked the fields, they would have been playing at 10 AM. I watched the two grounds crew leave the complex at 7:45 as I arrived for BP. There was no Grounds Crew.....

To avoid a continual rant about the situation, I will cut to the chase. I will not go back to Bridgeton for any tournament because of the incompetent, self serving attitude dumped on me after the rain.
March 20, 2008
Leoslocks
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who is going to Birmingham?

I hope for good weather and then hope to attend.

The 60's bracket in Montgomery Al (SPA) was probably the largest pool of teams for the tournament. I watched a 42 to 38 contest that went two hours. Too bad SPA does not handle the results like SSUSA. I would expect you will see some of the teams that were in Montgomery.
Feb. 1, 2008
Leoslocks
Topic: Associations
Discussion: 2008 National Senior Softball Summit

I thought everyone figured out that Compression affected the performance of the ball more than the C.O.R? Perhaps hot weather will not affect a low compression/high cor ball as much as the 44/375 we used in 07.

The rumor that caught my ear last fall was the ball would be not as lively in 2008. So if the ultra bats will not jack the ball, those that are addicted to the power will turn to restiching balls. . . A sad commentary on the state of our society.
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