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Real name:
Vance Herrin

Location:
Carriere, MS

Division:
Men's 55

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, May 16, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: any results info for Cullman Tourney?

The funniest thing of all. On those short porches in Pensacola, we hit 4 total HR's in 5 games. Total, not per game.
, May 16, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: any results info for Cullman Tourney?

Lol! That joke ran around Sunday as we were finishing. While I'm not opposed to moving up, the team would rather stay where we are because of the number of teams available in Major. From what I have seen so far, take the 7 or 8 teams I've seen and throw them all in the same classification, whichever you prefer and play the season. That way there are enough teams to make it worth everyone's time.
, May 16, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: any results info for Cullman Tourney?

55 AAA
1st Montgomery Swarm 55's
2nd Derrell Harris
3rd David Bowens
, April 1, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why I like softball.

Here's what I have control over, how well I hit. I have no control over how the rest of my guys hit. I don't have to celebrate hitting well and not winning, but going 25-25 is still an accomplishment. As is 21-23.
, March 24, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Calling ALL 55 teams.. Come to Mobile, Al on April 2nd....

Montgomery Swarm 55's. We are going to Panama City April 8-10 and the SPA Mid South NIT in Valley, AL on April 23-24.
, March 23, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Calling ALL 55 teams.. Come to Mobile, Al on April 2nd....

My understanding was we were already committed to 2 tournaments in April already. Team didn't want to play 3 that month. Mobile doesn't have a good reputation for being a good tournament also, not sure why. I wish we would have played in it, it's the closest tournament to my home.
, March 21, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Looking to join a team.

Sorry, didn't see Women's softball, my apologies.
, March 21, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Looking to join a team.

It's actually Panama City, Fl April 8-10th, I believe. Next door neighbors.
, March 11, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

Hate to hear you're having trouble with the Ultra II. I used one for a season and a half before it blew up, lots of swings with it. Got the new Ultra II Black end load. Absolutely love it so far, no problems with it at all.
, March 10, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: face masks

I don't pitch, not brave enough to stand that close. But I have played both corners. Never contemplated wearing a mask, but that might be changing. Saw a guy in Birmingham take a bad hop right between the eyes. Because he had a mask on, he simply picked the ball up and threw the guy out. If not for the mask, he would have most likely been busted open and through for the day. Had nothing to do with the bat or the ball, but the field conditions after being played on all day. Hit a bad place in the infield and jumped straight up.
, March 8, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Not agreeing with rolling bats, I don't need to do that. As a matter of fact, to me it takes away from the number of swings I can get out of a bat. As much as they cost, why cheat myself out of some swings. My point in posting was that I don't see where Cougar admitted to using anything. He just voiced his opinion on what he thought rolling did. I re-read it several times and don't see where he ever admitted to anything. Correct me if I'm wrong. I posted early in this that I thought all it did was break in the bat, never did that to a bat so I'm just going off what I was told. Will be the first to admit if I'm wrong.
, March 7, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Birmingham Tourney

Saw a lot of long home runs hit Saturday. Montgomery Swarm 50's hit it pretty well as a team.

Thanks to Steve for putting this one on. It was great to get out and get some quality swings in before the season gets kicked off.
, Feb. 22, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Your opinion on best Senior Bat

So this is absolutely my opinion only, based on bats that I have tried. Reebok Melee has always been my favorite. Not real durable, but feels very good to swing and the ball jumps off the bat. Just got a 2016 Miken Ultra II Black and really like the way it feels. Only had BP with it so far, get to use it in games in a couple of weeks. Got a Demarini The One just to use as a BP bat, turns out this is a really good bat. Not sure how durable it will be, but it's just as good as anything in my bag right how. I tried a Hyper Z, really didn't like it. Didn't feel right for me at all. But that's just me.
, Feb. 22, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Not an expert, but my understanding is that rolling a bat will not necessarily add distance. All it does is "break" the bat in. Just accelerates where you would be if you took the hundred or so cuts it takes for a bat to "open" up. Now shaving is a different story. I've heard people shave senior bats, can't imagine why. Hot enough out of the wrapper.
, Jan. 14, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Tourney in Birmingham

Hey Steve, The Montgomery Swarm are actually playing in the 55 division this year. Moving on up. The Southern Hurricanes disbanded after Pensacola as well. Not sure if someone else might be using the name.
, Jan. 11, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Tourney in Birmingham

Lol! I know where you're coming from. Look forward to seeing you on the 27th.
, Jan. 11, 2016
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Tourney in Birmingham

Steve, looking forward to playing in your tournament again. Why the change to 5 and an out? Has always been 5 and a single.
, July 1, 2015
Vance+50
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team South Louisiana

Hey law dog, text me some contact information. We are a 50 AAA team out of Mississippi. I'm pretty sure we could use another player. 601-916-1234.
, April 14, 2015
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

Hey Randell, it was very nice to meet you. We enjoyed playing with you as well. You are welcome with us anytime!! Thanks for helping out.
, April 13, 2015
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

Thanks Bruce. You guys swing the bat very well. Mr Stokes seems to be a guy you would love to be on a team with. Has something going on all the time, but knows how to handle the stick! Enjoyed our game.
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