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March 1, 2019
CT Baller
Men's 40
3 posts
Balls
Good Morning, With our first tournament up coming I was wanting to know the situation with the balls that are going to be used. Last year guys from Arizona had a rock ball with blue laces but BSN is selling rock balls with red laces and then there's the old ssusa balls which ones are we going to be allowed to use. Thanks in advance
March 1, 2019
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2727 posts
The "official" softball for SSUSA sanctioned events is the BSN STOTE/Trump 44 cor/375 comp optic yellow microcell technology ball ... That is the ONLY approved ball for all events EXCEPT for the LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships and the World Masters Championships, both in Las Vegas ... The official ball for those two events is the BSN "The Rock" 44 cor/375 comp optic yellow softball ... The policy is to give each participating team six (6) softballs when they check in and, should they choose to not retrieve foul and/or home run balls, they may buy more on site ... No other softballs are approved or permitted ...

March 1, 2019
CT Baller
Men's 40
3 posts
Thanks you Dave
March 1, 2019
VUSA44
5 posts
Any ideas who has any in stock?
March 2, 2019
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2727 posts
SSUSA usually has them in stock. Please call Stephanie at the Home Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours on the Left Coast.
April 18, 2019
D.Litch
Men's 50
10 posts
Dave, is the choice of the Rock for the two Vegas tourneys due to the heat? Considering the way balls lose performance as it gets hotter?
April 18, 2019
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2727 posts
The choice of "The Rock" softball is a contractual agreement item by and between LVSSA and SSUSA as part of the "Tournament Production Agreement" that governs the two Las Vegas events annually ... The ball specification decision is vested solely with LVSSA (and we fully support that choice) ...
April 24, 2019
superfonzie
Men's 50
18 posts
Dave I have some leftover Rock MCT 44/400 balls from worlds last year still in the wrapper, are these ok to use in the SW Championship Tourney this weekend ??? We were told that the balls were mismarked and are actually 44/375 cor/comp balls ....
April 24, 2019
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2727 posts
I don't know! ... Still in Sacramento finishing the Texas State scheduling set, and flying to Las Vegas at dawn ... I'll try to get an answer from Terry or Fran this evening and post it here so you have time to pack accordingly ...
April 24, 2019
superfonzie
Men's 50
18 posts
Awesome .... thanks Dave
April 24, 2019
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2727 posts
superfonzie ... Got a good answer ... The WMC balls cannot be used at this event ... HOWEVER, if they are new in the wrapper or even not wrapped if they are both unmarked and unused, we will trade you ball-for-ball for the 44/375 flavor ... This ruling came from someone much higher up the food chain than me (Fran) ... Good luck, and will see you there ..
April 24, 2019
superfonzie
Men's 50
18 posts
Thanks for ur help Dave ... I'll bring them and see about trading 'em for the current game ball when we get there
April 25, 2019
bkb555
236 posts
since Dave brought up that each team gets 6 balls and the option to buy more balls if they don't retrieve them, it made me think of the last 2 tournaments our team attended...one at the TOC in Florida and Tidewater Classic in Virginia beach....both fields had water/ponds/lakes behind the fences and made it impossible to retrieve balls without a long net on a pole, a branch or something similar.....I think as long as we keep playing at these facilities, something should be provided by the fields or SSUSA to retrieve these balls.....at least $5 a ball, I counted 9 balls in the water the next day we played at the one field in Va Beach.....with today's modern technology, balls can get wet and still be fine .I thought of bringing my pool net to my next tourney but fitting it in the car is a little tough being it is 10 feet long plus it can extend another ten......just my observation...thanks
April 25, 2019
grayhitter59
Men's 55
248 posts
bkb555 They make an extendable pole, so pack accordingly. LOL

The reason why there are always left over balls in ponds, is because teams are eliminated at the end of the day and no longer need them.

Good time to fill up BP bag.

April 25, 2019
Dbax
Men's 60
1846 posts
After playing several tournaments in the south and east coast I couldn't believe how many complexes have water on the other side of the outfield fences. How stupid.
April 25, 2019
Bobby Buggs
82 posts
Guys If the ball has the MCT logo on it you will be happy Rock or not. Trust me on this
April 25, 2019
J R
247 posts
We have been using the Trump MCT here in Houston since early March. Lives up to the challenge.. Travels well. Humidity was almost 100 % yesterday morning. The ball was 1st class.
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