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TOP GUN SUMMER CLASSIC (Session #2) • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

» SSUSA Staff: DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 the 2014 Top Gun ...
0 Aug. 19, 2014 167
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NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

» SSUSA Staff: DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2014 Northern Championships ...
0 Aug. 16, 2014 488
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USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES • LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships 2014

» SSUSA Staff: USA NATIONAL GAMES UPDATE – The USA National Championship Games are ...
0 Aug. 14, 2014 919
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OFFICIAL SOFTBALLS • SSUSA Rulebook §3.5

» SSUSA Staff: There have been some recent competition issues and inquiries about ...
0 July 10, 2014 1262
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NATIONAL RATINGS REVIEW • Year End 2013 Appeals and Performance Move Decisions

» SSUSA Staff: The SSUSA National Ratings Committee has concluded the 2013 end of ...
      »SSUSA Staff: TEAM DECLINES PERFORMANCE MOVE DOWNWARD • At the request of their ...
      »SSUSA Staff: ANOTHER TEAM DECLINES PERFORMANCE MOVE DOWNWARD • At the request of ...
2 Jan. 6, 2014 6676
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SSUSA 2013 RULES COMMITTE MEETINGS • Minutes, Decisions & Other Actions

» SSUSA Staff: The link below redirects to the Official Minutes of the 2013 SSUSA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Rules Committee Minutes have been corrected to properly state the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Face Masks, Home Runs Top List of New SSUSA Rules for 2014Softball ...
2 Dec. 20, 2013 4854
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TEAM RATINGS • Guidelines & Procedures

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings GuidelinesThe foundation of the National ...
0 Feb. 6, 2013 6446

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS

» Dbax: 55 Major 1st. Tucson Bandits 2nd. Rocky Mountain Thunder 3rd. MWC
      »SCRAPPY: 65 AAA 1st Scrap Iron Phiten 2nd Scrap Iron Diamonds 3rd Scrap ...
      »FOFO: Congratulations to you and the Bandits Dave. Nice win.
      »Dbax: Thanks Burt. Beautiful complex, great weather. In my opinion, this is ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: I would agree. SLi
      »surf88: Congratulations Dave, Mike, Keith!!! I also agree that Aurora has a ...
      »FOFO: I agree Dave. Perfect place for the tournament and the location may ...
      »JBTexas : Does anyone know the results from the 60AAA division???
7 Aug. 19, 2014 423

West Coast Aftershock -

» Believer123: Does anyone know anything about this incident that occurred this past ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Cornerstone (OR) was awarded a forfeit victory over West Coast ...
      »Believer123: Will any sanctions be filed against them?
      »Brownie: Thats interesting we also played a team from CA and they had their ...
      »Believer123: I could not care one way or the other what happens, just curious
      »buttercup: They will be put on ice too and chillin for awhile Im sure
      »Duke: In the past, when one of my teams were playing in the Major division, ...
      »swing for the fences : Duke, I have two opinions on this! First, if a team or person is ...
      »Tim Millette: I am friends and have been teammates of many of the Aftershock ...
      »Mark 44: Bass did play with them before. I saw him play with them in another ...
      »So Cal Z: If I'm not mistaken, I believe the rule states for any altered ...
      »Mulewhipper: This is unacceptable. What is it, that makes someone have to ...
      »HJ: I have been studying softballs for my rec league. I do not know why ...
      »Sparky.1: Been alluding to the same fact of "greed" for the past few years that ...
      »DOLFAN: Very informative post HJ!!! Thanks
      »Duke: All players that were registered and signed in for this tournament on ...
      »db14: Hi Dave...just wanted to clarify what was previously posted. The ...
      »HJ: Duke, why not just change to the 52/300 so a shaved bat gives you no ...
      »Duke: db14, you wonder why guys are getting sick from drinking water from ...
      »Critter20: I think the 44/375 ball is a fair ball. No need to ice. Hard to ...
      »HJ: Duke, nice to see an open mind. Resort to implies having only bad ...
      »Critter20: HJ, Actually it was a mid 90's sunny Sacramento area day. Typical ...
      »glovedad: When SSUSA is the first responder to a post, you know they received ...
      »E6 in AZ: Folks, this is not about the balls being used and who supplies them. ...
      »The real deal: If cooling down softballs is a violation of Rulebook 3.4(4): Altered ...
      »db14: i believe some are overlooking the second and arguably the more ...
      »leftyodoul: I watched the loser out game between Doerflinger and Aftershock, ...
      »So Cal Z: db14, very good point about the "health issue". In Bullhead city last ...
      »AJC: Aftershock is playing this weekend in the NCSSA HOF Championships in ...
      »Mulewhipper: AJC...this weekend the HOF tournament is a NCSSA sanctioned ...
      »Marv19: This is in response to the cooler issue. Since we have been doing ...
      »jimperry19: Okay, this morning I packed my balls in ice, kept them that way all ...
      »jimperry19: On another post on this board someone said that Aftershock still got ...
      »swing for the fences : I happen to know a good portion of that Aftershock team, and I find ...
      »Tim Millette: Swing, there are at least six policemen on aftershock...I wonder how ...
      »cal50: swing, I tend to agree with you. I would have to believe that they ...
      »Fastsam: Swing I agree also. I mentioned doing the same thing to my coach ...
      »cal50: I am curious, did they throw the ball to the umpire first or to the ...
      »cal50: jimperry19, I sure hope you didn't do that in a watercooler. That ...
      »taits: Collateral damage, one action effects the rest involved. End of story.
      »cal50: Reading through the rules on altered equipment, it does clearly state ...
      »SJV: They cheated, they got caught, pay the penalty whatever SSUSA ...
      »Nancy Allen: We had something that I found so out of the ordinary in the same vein ...
      »southernson: Today is Aug 15, the thread began on Aug 11. Do you get the feeling ...
      »swing for the fences : Yes, I think they should get the Chair, come on SSUSA.. start the ...
      »cal50: I don't see anywhere in the rule book that the penalty for attempting ...
      »4x4: Guys - it's a team....they play every tourney together....room ...
      »Mulewhipper: Let's put down the torches and pitchforks townspeople... I'm sure ...
      »cal50: It was wise of the SSUSA to have all balls before thrown in the game ...
      »cal50: The penalty for actually using an altered bat is 1. Batter will be ...
      »So Cal Z: That is the immediate penalty. it is a little more complex if in fa ...
      »leftyodoul: cal50 - In your comments you are making an assumption that Aftershock ...
      »HJ: I guess no one here cuts and pastes links so I will insert the ...
      »cal50: leftyodoul, I am making that assumption because all of the balls are ...
      »homefry: Hmm...let's review: A Major + team dropped to Majors. Good ...
      »Doc48: Tim Millette, Send me an email, a voice from the past, Chris Sims ...
      »LeeLee50: Let it go, some of you guys sound like a bunch of little kids (tally ...
      »swing for the fences : For those of you who think everyone knew the balls were being ...
      »Dbax: WTF is a "tally tale" ?
      »DOLFAN: Busted is Busted...deal with the Repercussions...
      »Webbie25: teams have been trying to gain an edge ever since the game started.I ...
      »swing for the fences : Well said Webbie.... but who is the Empire? ;-)
      »Webbie25: Love spellchecker on phones especially doing it verbally. That's ...
      »bigdawg: Wow everyone is trying to get an egde its not cheating till u get ...
      »southernson: Swing, Guess you are right, they lost the game by forfeit. Pay your ...
      »DoublePlay6: This is NOT in defense of cooling down balls but what about playing ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Can't condone cheating but when the balls are as bad as they are in ...
      »TOMAR77: Steven,bigdawg it would be sad if Teams adopted your points of view. ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Tomar I agree 100% and was not justifying the action. No excuse for ...
      »HJ: Maybe I'm missing something. You guys are all complaining that the ...
      »TOMAR77: Just to be clear, if, there is any question. I do not mean to imply ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Steven is correct that the balls were not at their usual performance ...
      »hitman: Had a ball come to me in Birmingham this past weekend that was ...
      »rrengineer99: cheating is cheating, plain and simple..
      »swing for the fences : HJ, the Trump Fireball and the Rock hold up in the heat...Period!
74 Aug. 18, 2014 4533

Vegas

» Mario: How many 50 Major plus teams east of the Mississippi are going to ...
0 Aug. 18, 2014 76

Field Assignments for Vegas Worlds

» 3SMITTY3: SSUSA....what is the anticipated release date for field assignments ...
      »pureevil: I just phoned today asked the same question and was told they will ...
1 Aug. 18, 2014 297

Interference or not

» rightrj1: .....Runner on 1st one out…. ground ball hit to the 1st basemen…. 1st ...
      »swing for the fences : I would say no call for accidental contact... Baserunner at that ...
      »B94: I don't think there has to be intent for interference to be called.
      »STL0: That doesn't seem like a plausible scenario. Did that actually ...
      »rightrj1: STLO...Yes this actually occurred.....Anything Is possible....The way ...
      »rightrj1: Swing let's have that Beer in Vegas!
      »swing for the fences : sounds good!
      »STL0: Thanks swing...I always knew I was smart :). After all I did finish ...
7 Aug. 18, 2014 485

Sad News in Indy

» Nancy Allen: If you had told me at New Year's that we would lose 2 people who were ...
      »Nancy Allen: I forgot to add that Denny's mother is still alive. He was always a ...
      »Perl: Anytime we lose a member of the senior softball fraternity it's a sad ...
      »Nancy Allen: For whatever reason the actual arrangements did not show up in paper; ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Nancy, Dennis was a great person who treated everyone the same. ...
      »Nancy Allen: There's that kid from Columbus. Denny looked better than he probably ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Great memories for us all!!! Hang tough and hope to see you on my ...
6 Aug. 18, 2014 481

Aurora LostCooler

» Dbax: Doh! I left a small Igloo cooler on field A1 yesterday after the ...
      »the wood: Dave, we found with several new Trump Stotes in it... would this be ...
      »Dbax: Yep! When the thunder storm came about 3 pm we had to heat them up!
      »Dbax: Got it back! Thanks to Randy from Rocky Mountain Thunder for grabbing ...
      »Webbie25: The way the ball is flying here in aurora, you sure don't need to ...
      »Jawood: No one needs to chill the balls or doctor the bats, but it is still ...
      »surf88: Sorry I missed you Web. Thought you may have tried to track me down. ...
6 Aug. 18, 2014 402

Rocky Mountain Championships Aurora "Thank You"

» surf88: I would like to thank the directors, umpires, grounds keepers and all ...
0 Aug. 18, 2014 90

French Valley Senior Softball League is looking for players

» Marv19: Players 40+ needed If you're in the South Riverside County (CA) or ...
0 Aug. 18, 2014 44

What happend to the Dudley Lightning thread?

» B94: It was there a minute ago and now it's gone...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Dudley Lightning thread (and two others) were removed due to a ...
1 Aug. 18, 2014 409

Strangest play I have ever seen

» Garocket: This past weekend this happened and after I dug deeper the umpire was ...
      »Fred S: There are umps out there that know what they are doing.
      »BudLeftField: I would have thought that since 2 runs had already scored before the ...
      »Garocket: It is but kind of tricky It says that if the third out of an inning ...
      »Paul P: In a similar situation in a Florida Half Century Tournament, runners ...
      »swing for the fences : should of been out no run scored just like the first post! runner ...
      »B.J.: its a force out .....no runs scored.....again why dont UIC's answer ...
      »Webbie25: It is a strange play , but I have actually seen it happen twice. I ...
      »jrhunch: two runs should have counted.the out between third and home was the ...
      »Garocket: Wrong the appeal is a time play that makes the 3rd out on the apeall
      »B.J.: Garocket...not all appeal plays are time plays. If a runner is ...
      »jrhunch: if there was a runner on first and third and one out and fly ball to ...
      »B.J.: jrhunch you are correct on your first scenario with runner returning ...
      »jrhunch: b.j. i was talking about garockets situation i believe the ump made ...
      »jrhunch: b.j. paul p was right in his situation run should not been allowed to ...
      »jrhunch: b.j. i am saying that in garockets situation that 2 runs scored ...
      »jrhunch: i wouldn't bet on it though
      »BudLeftField: Hi jrhunch-I agree with you. That is exactly the point I made in my ...
      »Garocket: Just going by the rule book If the 3rd out of the inning is a force ...
      »Garocket: Sec. 5. ONE RUN SHALL BE SCORED each time a base runner legally ...
      »B.J.: per the O/P by Garocket...below is a rules supplement from ASA...The ...
      »jrhunch: b.j and garocket i also went to usssa book and garocket is right.that ...
      »paul0784: If the umpire made the out call at any base and it was a force out no ...
22 Aug. 18, 2014 1508

What's Legal

» antieinstein: Staff What Miken 2014 Triad Slowpitch Bat is legal for league play ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Your post does not mention if the League has elected to be governed ...
1 Aug. 18, 2014 143

Looking for a AAA or Major team for nationals or whatever

» mnball: I play all out field positions and 3rd base. I live in MN but will ...
      »mnball: I forgot to add I am specifically looking for a 50 AAA , Major team.
      »rjp1012: Can you play 55 AAA if so call me 920-420-1117 Randy
2 Aug. 18, 2014 86

Swing Makeover #20..Pete's Lesson to correct Lunging, downswing and poor wrist snap.

» bogie: Using the rotational trainer and perfect snap drills, an athlete an ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Bogey What a difference in his swing with just one lesson. Great ...
1 Aug. 18, 2014 263

Pitcher does what?

» DoublePlay6: Bases loaded, 1 out. 5 run inning limit with 5 on 3rd. Close game ...
      »cal50: Every position in the infield should already know where they are ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree, depends on the runners and also the arms of the third ...
      »ham24: First thing load bases up unless it's a real weak part of order. Than ...
      »LP: also depends how hard hit back to the pitcher, weather or not to go ...
      »cal50: We play 5 man about 99% of the time, I agree it helps on double plays.
5 Aug. 18, 2014 253

Western National Tournament? Or ?...

» boz6158: I have to question the logic of SSUSA. An Eastern team playing in a ...
      »rightrj1: Boz, SSUSA will allow the same scenario for both East, WEST, ...
      »Sparky.1: Exactly the point I have made for the past 3 seasons......Boz is ...
      »JimS: It's the Western National because the location of the tournament is ...
      »STL0: I don't see why a team should not be allowed to play in whatever ...
      »SSUSA Staff: JimS: Unless, of course, the Managers of the teams playing "out of ...
5 Aug. 18, 2014 563

New to Boston area - seek 55 or 60 AAA / major team

» KC Jim: Very experienced tournament tested lefty pitcher (difference maker on ...
      »paul0784: email me at paul0784@aol.com we have a pretty descent 60AAA team out ...
1 Aug. 18, 2014 130

Birmingham tourney

» Lefty: Had a great time at the ssusa tourney this weekend in Birmingham. ...
      »BruceinGa: Edge double dipped David Bowen to win our bid for the TOC in 60 ...
1 Aug. 17, 2014 210

Looking for a 60 AAA Team that needs outfielder

» Rook29: Have decided to seek another team. Currently was with Tennessee ...
      »barrym: I have a 30oz in the wrapper 916 365 5662
      »bob4242: Rook, Call me. 704-281-7998 Strykers are looking now. Bob
      »Yash: How about playing in Cape Cod on Sept 5, 6, and 7 . . . call Joe ...
      »Rook29: Yash... Sorry but the Spa World Championship is that same weekend ...
      »CurtfromKY: Hello Rook my name is Curt and we play out of KY. If you are still ...
5 Aug. 16, 2014 721

East vs West National Championship game

» Boog3434: Why is it East vs West to compete for the Triple Crown and not ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The USA National Championship games are staged betweeen the winners ...
      »Sunshine1949: The only reason to play in the Eastern would be to compete for the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Bracket size criteria for awarding the #1 and #2 seeds based on USA ...
      »Sunshine1949: Thank you for the clarification.
4 Aug. 16, 2014 545
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