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Discussion: NSA Senior Nationals

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Aug. 1, 2012
Steve 27
22 posts
NSA Senior Nationals
NSA will be hosting a senior national tournament in Burlington N. C.. $400 entry fee Check it out. Just Google carolina nsa for all the details.
Aug. 4, 2012
southpaw
Men's 60
733 posts
Played this past weekend in Gadsden, Al; first time using senior bats and 52 core ball. Very interesting!
Also, NSA Senior Fall World Series in Panama City, Fl. October 19-21.
Aug. 5, 2012
wagon487
Men's 50
530 posts
If NSA is using the 52 core ball, I'll pass. Even with the senior bats. SSUSA, ISF, ISSA, SPA and even ASA are using good balls.
What was NSA thinking?
Aug. 8, 2012
southpaw
Men's 60
733 posts
Hey Wagon, I do agree with you that the 52 cor. is less acceptable than others being used. However, I did not see it as a huge stepdown. It did take a game or so to adjust--it does not sound the same when hit--but what I took away from the tourney is that the 52 seems to be a good equalizer.
It appeared to help the base hitting teams more, while the long ball hitting teams struggled. Homeruns were down as well as the scores seemed to be 8-10 runs less per team on average.
In Gadsden, the temperature was 96-98 degrees, with heat index over 100 both days. The extreme heat may have been as mucha factor in run production as the softball.
Just wondering about others thoughts on the softball.
Aug. 8, 2012
oneofeleven18
Men's 50
57 posts
One of the worst balls I have played with. I am a base hitter but felt it took away from ny extra base hits. Just my opinion. You are right Southpaw, homeruns and runs per game seemed down.
Aug. 9, 2012
Zac7
4 posts
The balls mandated by the owner of NSA for Senior ball is a horrible 52cor / 275 compression ball. I played in the Boaz/ Gadsden AL tournament and saw very few home runs or even hard line drives. The ones I did see were in the early morning games. After it got a bit warm -- about 11am, these sorry balls got much much worse. This decision by NSA will assure that NO TEAMS will ever play in a 2nd NSA sanctioned event. I spoke to several teams and all agreed that they would not play NSA again as long as these balls were in use. I was told this was an "insurance" decision and that the NSA insurance policy dictated use of this very very very bad ball.So long NSA on the SR Softball Circuit.
Aug. 9, 2012
tg69
310 posts
Also played in Boaz.What about the non verbal illegal pitch call. Everyone in the ballpark sees the umpire give the illegal pitch signal,which is a fist to his side, except the batter who is the only one who needs to know.Go figure.The balls were not very good, expecially after you hit the same FOUR balls ALL DAY long,8 games, I believe.No more Senior NSA for me.Thanks
Aug. 9, 2012
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
well guys,we use the 52 ball in our ASA senior league and there is no complaining about the ball,hr hitters are still hitting it out,in fact the base hitters are hitting this ball good.....i wish you would do a little research or even get hold of kevin(aka tattooball) and discuss it with him,as he is the founder of this ball.the ball was design NOT to be a problem in the heat,unlike a trump stote left in the heat all day...and that is the ball we use for ssusa....
Aug. 9, 2012
monty25
Men's 55
96 posts
TG69 ,the nonverbal was bad. The ball seemed ok you had to hit it square for it to go out ,the sound was something to get use to. This is something you can always expect from NSA. For the longest time had to use asa bats and balls that were worse than the 52./275. ONEOFELEVEN18 just wondering what team are you playing with this year and are you going to be in b'ham next weekend.
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