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Kevin Evans

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San Clemente, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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, Dec. 10, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

E4/E6.....I have never played in the Major+ division so my opinion is strictly based on the Major and AAA divisions. I live in Southern California and the teams that I play with are regionally based. The majority of the teams are San Diego County based with a sprinkling of players from Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties. Players on our teams come from all walks of life and are usually recommended by other senior softball players in the area. Most of the players come from the senior softball recreation leagues and with the AA, AAA, and Major classifications, there is usually a team that fits their particular skill level. Your observation appears to be accurate that the majority of the comments are from Major+ players. I would suspect that recreation softball is widely played throughout the country and that there are a lot of players that can and do play senior softball. Unfortunately there are only a few players that can compete at the Major+ level. So the rule appears to be fine if you are forming a teams in the AA, AAA, and Major division. As far as the best players (Major+) they should have the opportunity to play on the best teams without geographical restrictions or boundaries.
, Dec. 8, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home Run Rule?

Marv 19, PlanoPlayer, and LP. I respect your opinions and understand your reasoning. I would like to share a different prospective. I witnessed a set of games at the Winter Worlds that the Home Run rule balanced the game. I saw a AAA team hit 15 homeruns in two games. The unfortunate part was that all homeruns after they reached their magic number of three were outs. The team had a few open inning because of balls hit over the fence and put the team in a hole. The team was an excellent group of players with a lot of talent. However a team that hits 15 homeruns in two games is not a AAA team and would probable be on the high end of Major or Major+. The rule balenced the game for both teams competing. Both pitchers were not subjected to lazer shots back at the pitcher but skilled hitters placing the ball to all parts of the field. Whether you are a Major+, Major, AAA, or AA player, you have the skills to compete and probable place the ball wherever you want to. Let's let teams play within their skill range and properly place homerun hitting teams in the catagories that support the skill level as well. Don't change the Home Run Rule because it is doing exactly what it was intended to do. Keep an even playing field for all of us.
, Nov. 23, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Condolences to Terry Hennessey

Terry

From all of the players and family members of the TOP GUN III team we send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at the passing of your brother.

Kevin Evans
, Nov. 5, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: My team wants the one up rule back in SSUSA

I would agree with adding the one-up rule if the following rules applied. If a team continuously exceeds their homerun limit as designated in their division they should be moved up to the next division. My team recently played in the 55+ Major division and we did not even come close to our limit of 5 homeruns. If you need the one-up rule, move up a division. AA and AAA teams should not be subjected to teams that maximize their home run limits. There is no defense that can defend balls hit over the fence. I know SSUSA is now tracking homeruns and teams that meet or exceed their limits. Maybe they will use thise numbers in determining a teams classification. The Major+ division should be unlimited homeruns. For those that can hit the homeruns, let them hit homeruns without penalty.
, Oct. 14, 2009
TGIII
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Iced-down softballs

Andy

I know what you mean. We played in a tournament that had iced down balls and two of our bats were broken because of it. The ball really flew out of the park but we paid a huge price for broken bats.
, Aug. 24, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Defibulators at SSUSA tournaments

On behalf of the players and family members of the Top Gun III team we send our thoughts and prayers to James' family, friends, and teammates. A few years back the Top Gun Softball organization first held a fundraising tournament in Menifee to raise funds to purchase an AED to be on-hand for all Top Gun Tourneys. Since that time the Top Gun Board through proceeds from the Top Gun Tourney's has purchased AED's for atleast two of the Top Gun teams to take with them to all tournaments. As funds become available more AED's will be purchased so all Top Gun teams from 50+ to 80+ will have the tools to help save a life. If you get a chance, get trained on using an AED, you might be able to save a life.
, July 10, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: team ratings

Team Ratings: The Top Gun III 55 team was one of the teams re-rated on July 5th from 55 AAA to 55 Majors. Our first reaction to the re-rating was the move was made as a result of our team's successes early in the season. That maybe a contributing factor, but Terry H. was kind enough to mail an explanation for the re-rating. This correspondence is sent to the managers and if the reason for the re-rating is not communicated to the team, then there are all sorts of misconceptions. Our team was moved up based on our teams play against higher rated teams (Major and Major+)and the run differential in those games. Since the run differential was 5 runs or less, it was felt that our team could compete at a higher level, thus the move. Terry also included the caviat that the team could be re-rated after a minimum of three tournaments, which I think is fair. I appreciate the explanation rather than having to guess why our team was moved up. I wanted to share this information with others on this website this to hopefully help alliviate some of the misconceptions. Hope to see you on the ball field.

Kevin Evans
Top Gun III
, June 30, 2009
TGIII
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Passing of "The Franchise"

To the DuPont family and friends of "The Franchise", the players and families of the Top Gun III Softball Club extend our prayers and condlences.

Kevin Evans
Top Gun III Softball
, June 9, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Steven J Weibel

The players and families of the Top Gun III softball team send our condolences and prayers to Steve's family and to the members of the Doubleplay softball team.
, June 2, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player in need of Prayer

Paul and the Doubleplay team

Please extend the thoughts and prayers from the players and families on the Top Gun III team to Steve and his family. Through the years we have had fellow players and friends battle cancer and collectively we continue to keep them in our thoughts. We lost a courageous player/friend earlier this season and know how the senior softball family reaches out and embraces the individual and family members in a time of need. Please keep us updated on Steve's health.

Kevin

, May 6, 2009
TGIII
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Escondido results

Congratulations to all of the teams that competed in Escondido this past weekend. Special thanks to Nate Hines and Carl Gustafson for putting on a fun tournament. The results from the weekend:

Green Division:

OLR Nighthawks - winner
LAF - runnerup

Orange Division:

Magic Sports - winner
Top Gun 50's - runner-up

Black Division:

Last Call - winner
Nine Eleven - runner-up

Purple Division:

Fountain Valley Outlaws - winner
Marauders - runner-up

Blue Division:

Top Gun 60's - winner
Gusto - runner-up

Red Division:

Top Gun III (55's) - winner
Titans - runner-up

You can catch all of the Top Gun tournament information on the clubs NEW website www.topgunsoftball.com

See you on the ball field


, April 15, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: YOU MAKE THE CALL #5

Freddie....the umpire called the runner out at first on a play 7 - 6 - 3 - 1. Actually the batter was out for going into the dugout as well. Since the 3rd out was made on a force play at 1st, the 5th run did not count. The umpire reversed their original call of the 5th run scoring to end the inning and the team only recorded 4 runs for the inning. Great point by ShaneV. I have seen the same type of call when a batter hits a homerun with two outs and the runners do not advance to the next base.
, April 14, 2009
TGIII
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call #4

There are two outs. The runner from 2nd going to 3rd is out on a force play. The runner headed for home plate is out on a force play once the runner passes the commit line and the throw goes to the catcher. Now watch the runner on 1st head to third in all of the commotion and is tagged out sliding into 3rd.
, April 14, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: YOU MAKE THE CALL #5

Bases loaded loaded and two outs. The 5th run is standing on 3rd base. The batter hits a single to the outfield and the umpire declares the 5th run scores. The batter runs halfway to first base and turns to go into their dugout. The defensive team takes the ball and tags 1st base. Does the 5th run score? This actually happened in a game.
, April 4, 2009
TGIII
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOP GUN NATIONAL QUALIFIER - MAY 2nd & 3rd

Hey OTE24

Nate has been talking with the City of Escondido and will emphasize the need for good playing fields. Unfortunately at the last tournament, the City dragged the fields right after the rain while the fields were still wet. Hope you guys come down and play again in May. With good weather, the fields should be in good condition. Unfortunately we can't do much with the outfields.

Kevin - Top Gun III
, April 4, 2009
TGIII
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Want to join a team in Orange County

Hey Sports Fan

I have a great team for you to join. We have a very competitive team in the Orange County/San Diego/Los Angeles area called TOP GUN 50. If you are interested, send your phone number or e-mail address to the Manager Barry at cdrstangl@yahoo.com or me, Kevin at evanskt53@yahoo.com and we'll be happy to talk to you about the team. We have a great bunch of guys that love to play softball. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kevin. Top Gun Softball
, April 3, 2009
TGIII
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOP GUN NATIONAL QUALIFIER - MAY 2nd & 3rd

The dates for the men's division of Top Gun National Qualifier have been combined to May 2nd and 3rd for "ALL" age groups. The tournament will be limited to the first 24 teams that register. The tournament site will remain the same, Kit Carson Park in Escondido, Califiornia. For more information, call Nate Hines at (760) 743-3144. Check the senior softball website for more information. See you on the ballfield.
, March 31, 2009
TGIII
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mesquite Tourney

I would have to second all of the previous e-mails. We played all of our games in St. George. Special recognition should go out to the St. George Park Staff that did such an incredible job maintaining a beautiful complex. The staff would drag and water the fields in between each game. I can see why players enjoy playing in the Huntsman games. A special thank you to David Dowell, serving as the Tournament Director at our complex for once again doing a great job in managing the operation. A final thank you to Terry and Fran for putting on a first class tournament. The Spring Worlds will serve as the spring board for other successful this season. To Geno and Max, congratulations on a well deserved victory over a tough field of teams in a strong division.

Kevin
, March 18, 2009
TGIII
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Craig Gahring, Another good friend lost

Words cannot express the saddness that my family, the players and families of Top Gun Softball and the Senior Softball community feel at the loss of a friend, teammate and fellow competitor. To Craig's family we extend our thoughts and prayers on the loss of a quality individual. Craig's wife Sue will be communicating with his friends in senior softball as time permits. I know that I'll miss seeing Craig on the field for many years to come.

Kevin.....Top Gun III
, March 12, 2009
TGIII
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in Menifee / Lake Elsinore area

Hey Gas50.....there is a very good Top Gun 50's team based out of San Diego that is looking to add a few interested players to the team. If you are interested, e-mail me your phone number to evanskt53@yahoo.com. Top Gun softball has been around for many years and you would be joining a great group of players.

Kevin
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