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Marv Ruddell

Location:
Murrieta, CA

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Men's 60

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July 15, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Summer Invitational San Clemente CA

Great weather as usual. 100 degrees inland but high 70s,low 80s at the beach. Thanks to all 23 teams that participated

Results at the Beach July 13-14

Division 1
1st Team Rawlings
2nd L.A.F.

Division 2
1st Nighthawks
2nd Fangrabbers

Division 3
1st TB Decided 9/7/13
2nd TB Decided 9/7/13


Division 4
1st Coasters
2nd Monsta 55

Division 5
(Split Division 5A)
1st Top Gun 60
2nd D & K
(Split Division 5B)
1st Old Tough Eagles
2nd OC Mustangs
July 10, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western National : 50 and 55 Major Plus

Don is correct. The SCSSA puts on 11 tournaments a year at a minimum of 4 fields complexes. (one per month except October) These venues are at or above in quality of the best ball parks in the state. In the four years I have been involved with this organization I can count the fingers on one hand the number of Northern California teams that have made the trip south to do battle with our local tanned warriors.

Not only does the 5 run north and south but the 99, 101 and State highway 1 have southbound lanes as well. Highway 1 is very scenic and you might enjoy the drive. Maybe we'll see some of you sun starved guys down here sometime :O)

Perhaps the Southern California Senior Softball Championships held 3 weeks before "Worlds" would be a good time? More info at www.socalssa.com
July 8, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cal Cup & Western Nationals

I feel like I'm in the middle of a hijacked topic.... But
I cant find the flyer on this event in Mantica so I dont know the exact date. I do know the SCSSA's biggest event of the year is held the first part of September (7-8). Attendance is usually over 35 teams We have 24 teams pre-registered so far and more have given us verbals. Among the pre-registered in the 50M & 50M+ are AZ Elite, West Coast 50, Nazzarino Electric, Rawlings, Studs n Duds and LAF/Diversified. With $500 in CASH for first in each division I think there will be more. We can take a lot of teams as we have 8 very nice fields in Hemet. more info at www.socalssa.com Good luck wherever you go.
June 30, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

Mango, You know I have a lot of respect for you but....
I cant think of a better way to send Senior Softballers to the golf courses than this suggestion. Where do you recruit your future BLASTERS? Scout the AAs and AAAs for the guys that hit the most outs? :O)

How about this if you want more M+ teams. A team is made up of only 4 payers. Hit off a tee. Anything hit inside the fence is an out. The four outfielders are now called shaggers. That way you can hit home runs till your arms fall off. At the end of the hour the team with the most home runs wins ... yea!

All kidding aside and for what its worth. Last Sunday I watched one of the best M+ games in a very long time. It was AZ Elite and Nazzarino Electric at the SCSSA Wine Country Invitational. The HR rule was 5 HR and an out. 5 runs per plus the open. The teams actually had to play with a strategy. The infielders made major league plays and the game was close in the end. And most games went 6 or 7 innings. Those kinds of games are truly how slow pitch softball should be played. Not everyone trying to hit 500 foot shots that are walks and move the runners up one base at a time.

But that's just me


June 30, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: strike mat width

Out here the measurement of 17" is used in rec. They have a v cut in the mat to match the plate. Without looking I suspect its A.S.A. Here its S.C.M.A.F. Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation. I think is the acronym. If you look on line for a strike mat all you'll find is 17" widths with the v cut in them. Mostly orange in color. To use a mat that is designated for Senior play we had to make ours. If I thought there was a market for a Senior mat Id sell them. But a quick stop at Home Depot, and some ingenuity, will fix that :O)

Hope this helps
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June 28, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Practice in San Diego

you'll have about an hour drive but 18 to 25 guys meet every Wednesday and Friday 9:00 AM to noon at Spencers Crossing Sports Park near Temecula. Directions to the park are on this web site www.socalssa.com click on parks. It will cost you $5 bucks for the month. They use new ROCK balls and cycle them out as they get old. Why? ... Rocks are easier on the bats. Also if you're interested we do a senior league on Thursday nights there too. We just started our summer season. Your welcome to play. Info on the league is on that site as well. Good Luck
June 28, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: San Clemente 7/12,13,14/2013

www.socalssa.com
June 26, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: San Clemente 7/12,13,14/2013

There is one opening for a 60M, 60AAA or a 60AA team in this tournament. If you want in please contact me ASAP. This spot wont last long.

wwm1@adelphia.net
June 26, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: San Clemente 7/12,13,14/2013

As of this morning those divisions are set.

Division #1 50M 50M+

AZ Elite
LAF
Rawlings
West Coast 50s

Division #2 55M 55M+

Nighthawks
Fan Grabbers
Double Play
Top Gun lll
Studs n Duds
Wongs

BTW its 13-14

not 12-13-14
June 24, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Wine Country Invitational

Results of the SCSSA Wine Country Invitational:

With the wind chill reaching 84 degrees 20 teams did battle in the gorgeous Southern California wine country

In the end there were only 5 teams to boast the title of SCSSA 2013 Wine Country Invitational Champion

Division #1 Nazzarino Electric
Runner up Arizona Elite

Division #2 So Cal Knights
Runner up Kamikaze

Division #3 Coasters
Runner up Desert Dawgs

Division #4 (a) West Coast 60
(b) Cal Xtreme

In a more somber note, I was informed this morning that Jerry Smith's Father has past away. Jerry has spoke of his dad with a great amount of love and affection. Im sure he was a great man as he raised a wonderful person of character and ethics in Jerry. I'm proud to call him friend. Understandably Jerry is in a great deal of pain. Wont you all join me in keeping Jerry his two boys and the rest of his family in our prayers.
June 3, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Would like names of leagues and locations that:

www.socalssa.com or 951 805-4746
June 3, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Would like names of leagues and locations that:

French Valley Adult Softball League.
wwwsocalssa.com or 951 805-4746

Thursdays at Spencers Crossing Park. Just 4 miles north of Temecula CA. All players 55 and up can use Senior bats. 375/44 official SSUSA softballs. Park is 6 months old. 300 foot outfield fence enclosed field. 70 foot bases. Yes we use a screen. Summer season starts June 20th 3013.
May 21, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: French Valley Softball League is now forming their summer season

French Valley softball is looking for players to have some softball fun on Thursday nights. Starting June 20th our summer session begins. This is a great importunity for 45 year old (and up) players to see what senior softball is all about. If you're not going to play pass the word around. French Valley is located just outside the city limits of Murrieta and Temecula California. In the heart of the The Southern California Wine country. For more information contact Tom Jadwin at 951 805-4746 or email him at patriotwind@live.com
May 21, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Spring Shootout

Results of the SCSSA Spring Shootout in Temecula CA.
Great softball weather. You guys that don't come to southern California are missing a real treat this time of the year. Cool and a little breezy on Saturday but Sunday was absolutely beautiful. 24 teams enjoyed the pleasure of doing battle under clear blue sky's in low 80s temps. In the end there were only 5 top teams. A special thanks to all the teams for your participation.

Division #1

(1) Arizona Elite
(2) Team Rawlings

Division #2

(1) Grants Posse
(2) Sugamele Golf

Division #3

(1) Double Play
(2) Nighthawks

Division #4

(1) Top Gun 60
(2) Venom

Division #5

(1) Cal Extreme
(2) No Guts No Glory

More information on the web site: www.socalssa.com






May 21, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Establishing a rationale for the use of senior bats in 18+ leagues...

The French Valley Softball League has a 45 and up age group. 45 to 54 cant use senior bats. (only ASA or U-trip) 55 and up can use senior bats. last week a guy that hadn't played for some time brought an aluminum bat. He's been living in a cave for a while :O) To answer your question I cant see the rational for 40s using senior bats let alone an 18 year old.
May 2, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock balls

I find this an interesting subject. We have an organized batting practice group that meets every Wednesday and Friday at Spencers Crossing park in French Valley. We have around 100 "ROCK" balls. (the choice of the players) Yesterday I noticed several (yes several) balls wiggling as they flew into the outfield. Those balls were not knuckle balls and were definitely spinning. I asked one of the guys to check one of those balls as he picked it up to see if it was cut. It wasn't. I'm just wondering if there is a design flaw in the construction. We cut one apart last year and it has two outer shells. This is what gives the ball the spongy feeling and I suspect the durability in heat. I'm thinking the two shells after being hit morf in some way to redistribute the weight somehow thus causing the ball to wiggle in flight. Are you sure these balls were not spinning?? I'm not an engineer but it would be interesting to find out. We as an association through the encouragement of several managers have just started using this ball. If the ball is flawed we will switch back. I'm less concerned about balls breaking down than a possible safety issue. I guess we can test it on the 18th-19th in Temecula as I have a case of them on the way. More input is welcomed.
April 22, 2013
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How can SSUSA possibly reclassify an established Major+ team

Whether its Fan Grabbers or not a quick check of the Vegas major division will tell you Fangrabbers are in with the M's not the M+'s. Another clue is the ratings tab under 55s.
April 16, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championships, Vegas

AZ Elite is scheduled to do 5 of ours this year. Sorry you guys couldn't come Saturday - Sunday. We had five 50M teams and four 55M teams. 45 minutes from Ontario International Airport with 11 regional tournaments throughout the year we offer a great opportunity to play in the Southern California sun. See you next month!
April 16, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championships, Vegas

Scott you can always come down south where the big boys play :O) Temecula is gorgeous this time of year.
April 15, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results for the Monsta Bat Spring Championship in Hemet CA 4-13-14

Results for the Monsta Bat Spring Championship in Hemet CA 4-13-14

With the wind chill factor reaching 76 degrees on Saturday 26 teams braved the Southern California weather to do battle in Hemet California. It was the first Monsta Bat Spring Championships. I overheard someone say on Saturday "the weather is so good lets play three". And so they did. As well as two on Sunday. In the end there were five winners and 5 runners up. Our thanks to Carl at Monsta Bats for sponsoring this event. Each division champion will receive a new Monsta Fossil for their booty. For more go to: www.socalssa.com

Results: Div 1 Winner: Kamikaze
RU: Grants Posse
Div 2 Winner: L.A.F.
RU: Nazzarino Elerctric
Div 3 Winner: Nighthawks
RU: Double Play
Div 4 Winner: Git R Done 60
RU: FV Outlaws
Div 5 Winner: Venom
RU: OTE

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