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Real name:
Vance Herrin

Location:
Carriere, MS

Division:
Men's 55

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, Nov. 16, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules question

This runner leaving 2nd then becomes a force out. No runs should score.
, April 26, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing with a 5 man infield...

To run a 5 man, you better have 3 outfielders that can cover some ground. If not, a good team will run them ragged. I see the young guys running a 5 man, plenty of wheels in the outfield. Would seem to me to be more difficult in the Senior division. Maybe the opportunities to turn double plays offsets the amount of ground each outfielder has to cover.
, April 26, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home advantage

Thanks Staff, I was reading more into it than was there.
, April 26, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Umpires- Pitching Rules

I noticed that as well in Valley last weekend. Anything around 10 feet was an illegal pitch. Saw some pitches called that didn't get over my head, wish it was because I was 6'5", but sadly that isn't the case. But what Paco mentions about pitchers throwing somewhere between the rubber and second base (closer to 2nd base) is the bigger problem to me. I don't pitch and if I did I would want to be as far away as possible, but this is a problem that needs to be corrected.
, April 26, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home advantage

So are you saying that when a 60M plays a 55AAA, the 55AAA gets 3 and out and the Major gets 6 and out in the same game? That doesn't sound like a plan I would sign up for if I was the AAA team. Is this really how SSUSA does it?
, April 25, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: and ideas concerning "where to place teams in tournaments"

Hey Perl, great seeing you last weekend in Valley. Same situation coming up next in Pensacola. You guys have 2 60M teams, we have 2 55M teams entered. I don't know what you guys are going to do, but my understanding is that they are throwing us, Doc C's (the only 50M team entered) and the 55AAA teams in one bracket and playing straight up 50M rules. Not sure if everyone will agree to that, but seems to be the best short term answer for that tournament.
, April 14, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is going to Valley next weekend?

That's a great number Bruce. Sounds like it should be a great tournament. Look forward to seeing you guys there.
, April 14, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is going to Valley next weekend?

Montgomery Swarm 55's will be there. I'm with you, ready to get back on the field. Will be like starting over.
, April 14, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need your opinon....and ideas

Hey Brett, I like your ideas. The only problem I see, is most teams are set up for the age brackets established by SPA, SSUSA and ISSA. That is on the 5's, 50, 55, 60... Our team for example would have to play in the 50-57 group to have enough to play. Us against 50's teams would be tough on us. But I like all your other idea's. Keep us posted regardless.

Vance Herrin
Montgomery Swarm 55's
, March 20, 2017
Vance+50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Burnout

Hey Bruce, my name is Vance. I played left field for the Swarm this past weekend. You guy's reputation as hitters precedes you, so everyone is going to attempt to step their game up when they play you. Enjoyed our games and look forward to many more. Your team launched some serious home runs last weekend.
, 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.
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