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, Oct. 19, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Quad-State Shootout

TNT Sports Clubs beat Eagle Tavern in the 3rd place game.
Covello Sanitation beat TNT Sports Clubs 24-23 for the title.

Congrats, and thanks to all teams.

Tim

, Oct. 18, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Quad-State Shootout

60s bracket(beat 2 of 3)
Game 1..... Pro Motion l8-17 over Road House Blues
Game 2..... Pro Motion 24-23 over Road House Blues

50/55 bracket

Winner's bracket games
Eagle Tavern 23-14 over TNT Sports Clubs
Covello Sanitation 17-16 over Olympian Athletic
Covello Sanitation 24-23 over Eagle Tavern

Elimination bracket games
TNT Sports Clubs 14-12 over Straight Gas
Rhino Linings 19-8 over Olympian Athletic

4th place-
TNT Sports Clubs 24-10 over Rhino Linings

3rd place- (in progress)
Eagle Tavern vs TNT Sports Clubs

Championship
Covello Sanitation vs _____________

I will try to get some pictures posted on the SSUSA facebook page.


, Oct. 18, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Quad-State Shootout

Saturday results from the Quad-State Shootout in Wilmington, DE

I normally wouldn't have time to do this, but I am huddled in my car trying to keep warm while the teams take BP.


Eagle Tavern 21-13 over Rhino Linings
Olympian Athletics 27-26 over Pro Motion

Covello Sanitation over Straight Gas
TNT Sports Clubs 27-13 over Road House Blues

Eagle Tavern 27-23 over Olympian Athletics
Promotion Motion 22-9 over Rhino Linings

Covello Sanitation 14-9 over TNT Sports Clubs
Straight Gas 22-15 over Road House Blues

Pro Motion 21-15 over Eagle Tavern
Olympian Athletics 18-10 over Rhino Linings

Road House Blues 25-24 over Coelho Sanitation
TNT Sports Clubs 28-9 over Straight Gas

Bracket (Sat night)
TNT Sports Clubs 19-5 over Rhino Linings
Olympian Athletics 23-18 over Straight Gas

Bracket (Sun morning)
Eagle Tavern vs TNT Sports Clubs
(Loser plays Straight Gas)

Covello Sanitation vs Olympian Athletics
(Loser plays Rhino Linings)


Pro Motion 60s vs Roadhouse Blues 60s (best 2 of 3)




I hope to see more teams for this event next year. The fields are in great shape and have been drug, lined and ready to go on arrival each day. Concessions are cheap, tasty and unique (not many concession stands offer crab cake sandwiches).

Located just 4 miles off of I-95 the Delcastle park is convenient for teams from CT to VA. There are plenty of hotel options and the Delaware Park casino & horse races are 2 miles from here.

Game time.... time for me to visit with the peoples.

Tim
, Oct. 2, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: First time for everything

Once a pitched ball hits the ground or strike mat it is becomes a dead ball. That pitch cannot be hit and put into play.

The SSUSA rule book does not have a section 6.15. Are you looking at another organization's book?
, Sept. 30, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Gameballs

The Trump Rock ball will be available for sale at each site during the tournament. You get 6 when you check in. Additional balls are $5 each.
, Sept. 27, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas

60 AAA if game is in progress

Tubby's Pub & Grub is plating their 6th straight game today with a short bench. AMAZING !

War Eagles vs Tubby's for the title
1)
2)
3) Cut Loose
4) Dixon ZTL
t-5) Bulldogs and Scrap Iron


, Sept. 16, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Doc Romero

CAT,

Doc Romeo (no "r") is a fine facility. The infields and outfields are fine. There IS a restroom there but as staff noted, it is about 175 yards from the center of the complex. SSUSA brings in a port o pottie for those that would prefer a shorter walk.

They also arrange for an on-site concession stand.

Tim

, Sept. 14, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Dalton, Ga.

What must at team do in order to win SPA's triple crown?
, Sept. 8, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pacific Rim Championships

I have umpired a few of these games in the past. Hitting the ball square is more important than the type of bat you use.
, Sept. 2, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Using one ball for all games

There are 2 sides to the game (offense and defense). Hitters will adjust to whatever is thrown at them.

There is no defensive adjustment you can make on a ball that is hit 400 ft. And, as we age up our reaction time doesn't improve. Hot balls and aging players are a bad mix.

In my opinion, there is no need to change. (Dare I say that Mango and I agree?)



One more thing... as a guy who organizes leagues and tournaments for players of all ages, I can only shake my head and chuckle when somebody suggests that balls are free and / or provided by the sponsors. It is simply not the case.
, Aug. 30, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MID Atlantic Last Chance updates


Final Results-

65 Gold
1) Jersey Masters (NJ)
2) High Street Bucs (MD)
3) Bradford White (DE)

60 AAA
1) Pill & Pill (WV)
2) Chesapeake 60s (MD)
3) Jersey Masters (NJ)

55 AAA
1) TNT Sports Club (PA)
2) Roadhouse Blues (PA)
3) PACS / Woodlawn (VA)

50 / 55 Major
1) Omega IT Services (MD)
2) Gaithersburg Rental (MD)
3) BH Maintenance (VA)

Women's 40s
1) Chill 40 Below (MD)
2) Team Works (PA)
3) Lew's Crew (MD)


Thanks to everyone for participating!


, Aug. 29, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MID Atlantic Last Chance updates

Women's 40s
1) Chill 40 Below (MD)
2) Team Works
3) Lew's Crew


Men's 50 / 55 Gold
1 seed.... Omega IT Services (MD)

Men's 55 AAA
Currently unbeaten Roadhouse Blues (PA) and TNT Sports Club (PA)

Men's 60 AAA
1 seed.... Pill & Pill (WV)
, Aug. 28, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MID Atlantic Last Chance updates

65 Gold division:
1) Jersey Masters (5-1)
2) High Street Bucs (3-2)
3) Bradford White

Jersey Masters scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 7th to win the 65 Gold division today.

Congrats to Art Thomas and his team. Thanks as well to Pat Carey and Bob Perch for their support. Art, Pat and Bob are first class gentlemen and ambassadors for the senior game.


The 50s, 55s, 60s and Women's 40s begin play tomorrow. I will try to post some results during the tournament.

Tim
, Aug. 24, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Championships

Full tournament results are posted. Go to tournaments and scroll down to the NORTHERN championships. Click on the age bracket of interest and you will find what you need.

Thanks for the kind words. It was great to see all of you again this year. Tim
, Aug. 24, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mid-Atlantic Last Chance Tournament (Sterling, VA)

Hello Everyone-

Thank you for your patience while awaiting the schedules. I was working the Northern Championships in Lansing this past weekend. I am working on schedules now and hope to have them completed before I catch my flight this afternoon.

I expect to have them finalized and emailed to coaches later tonight or first thing tomorrow (TUES) morning.

65s / 70s teams begin on Thursday. For planning purposes those teams can expect a 10am start time.


Tim
, Aug. 11, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern Results from Raleigh

gman67.... There were only two 40s teams entered in the tournament. Having the 40s play a best 5 of 9 wasn't going to happen, so they were combined with the 50 Major teams.

The 40/50 group played a standard 3 game guarantee bracket (not double elimination), which explains how Mid-Atlantic had 3 losses when it was all said & done.

As to why some 50 yr old teams never played a 40s team... well, that is just the way the bracket unfolded. There was only one 50s team (AB Contracting) that didn't play against a 40s team. Had AB Contracting lost at 12:30 on Saturday, OR had Superior 40s won at 2:00 on Saturday then every 50 yr old team would have played at least one game against a younger opponent.

, Aug. 10, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern Results from Raleigh

40s
1. Mid Atlantic Elite 40s (VA)
2. Superior 40's / The Lodge (MD)

50 Major
1. AB Contracting / Noble's Painting (WV)
2. Team USA
, July 13, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: VEGAS FIELDS

Gonedeep43,

The 50-AAA division is the largest in the tournament. With 60 or more teams participating, no single facility in Las Vegas can handle it. To get it done on time you have to play games deep into the night. Some of the parks you are probably hoping to play at (BLD, Arroyo, Sunset, Desert Breeze) have league or other restrictions so they aren't an option for the large bracket divisions. Six of the eight diamonds used for the 50-AAA bracket games are excellent. The other two diamonds just aren't as nice.

When the WMC first moved to Las Vegas, the 50-AAA bracket was played in a manner such that teams had to drive from one park to another based on the timing of their wins and losses. That created bad feelings from players who spent their weekend in traffic and/or racing from one park to another. None of that happens under the current system.




, June 18, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ARC OF THE PITCHED BALL

Rule 7.5 B (pg 41)
A ball called by the umpire for each illegally pitched ball not swung at.
, June 10, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CT MASTERS results

CT Sportsplex is a privately owned facility that offers everything from youth baseball tournaments to birthday parties. Unfortunately, there are cost and availability issues that prevent us from using the park on weekends.



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