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June 1, 2013
Spring Nationals Heads to Mobile for Southern Charm
MOBILE, AL. – Senior Softball returned here for the Spring Nationals in May.
“Mobile hosted the highly successful 2003 World Championships, and we are very excited to return,” said Terry Hennessy, SSUSA chief executive officer. “The city is a wonderful host and a beautiful place to visit – and play ball.”
In the semifinals of the oldest group, the 75/80 Gold Division, Butler’s Riptide 75s lost by a run, 17-16, to one of the best 80s teams in the nation, Center for Sight. But they couldn’t keep up with Joseph Chevrolet 75s, who beat Center for Sight 23-11 in the finals. All three teams were from Florida.
In the 50 Major-Plus, TSC of South Carolina beat Hollis Appraisals 50s of Florida 23-21 and 28-20 in a best-of-three, to take the title.
It took all three games to decide the 50 Major championships, with Adictiv Sports of Georgia losing the first game to Monster Softball of Tennessee 25-21. Adictiv came back strong in the last two games to win 28-19 and 28-24 for the 50 Major title.
In the five-team 50/55 Gold Division, Mass Monster Softball of Florida forced Memphis Investment/Edge of Tennessee to an “If” game by beating the winner’s bracket team 30-23. Memphis came back in the “If” game to win the game 25-18 and the title.
In the 65 Gold Division, the Hitmen of Florida beat the Louisiana Legends 22-18 and 22-14 in a best-of-three. And in the Blue Division, Columbus LX of Alabama defeated Grace Redeemed of Tennessee 23-10 for the championship.
All Tournament Players
Men’s 50/55 Gold - Memphis Invest.com (Edge Softball) - Michael Jackson, Bruce Fairchild, Tarrell Stokes, Ronald Ingram, Stephen Snow
Men’s 65 Major - Panhandle Hitmen - Dennis Rowell, Dan Beard, Joe Falcon, Kenny Smith, Terry Spears, Eddie Drake
Men’s 75 Major - Joseph Chevrolet - Vinnie Remson, Jake Wood, Hansel Faulkner, John Andrews, Mel Eubank