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SENIOR SOFTBALL PIONEER AL VERA (LVSSA) HAS DIED

» SSUSA Staff: Al Vera, a pioneer in senior softball nationally and one of the ...
0 April 14, 2018 605
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ROCK 'N RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2018 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

» SSUSA Staff: The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2018 Rock ...
0 Feb. 27, 2018 2111
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SSUSA RULES COMMITTEE 2017 • Annual Meeting Minutes

» SSUSA Staff: The link below redirects to the Official Minutes of the 2017 SSUSA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: TECHNICAL RULE BOOK LANGUAGE AMENDMENTS (Rev. 12/15/2017) Redline ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SSUSA RULES COMMITTEE "SPECIAL MEETING" MINUTES • January 9, ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT RULES CHANGES • 2018 Season The link below ...
3 Jan. 28, 2018 3502
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TEAM RATINGS • Guidelines & Procedures (Rev: 12/15/2015)

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings Guidelines The foundation of the ...
0 Dec. 16, 2015 9651

Need outfielders and possibly 3rd base

» Emmitt: I am starting a new 50 AAA team. I have had a lot of interest already ...
      »Big pond: What area are you in
      »Emmitt: Georgia
      »nupe4lfe: Is this a traveling team? if so give me a call 251-382-4131
3 April 26, 2018 110

The Screamer5

» OZ40: The Screamer5 stated: "We simply disagree on this topic, which is ...
      »The Screamer5: OZ40, for some reason, you refuse to let it go. Lol. I don't know why ...
      »Jon44: Just my opinion, but every game I was involved in at the SW ...
      »DaveDowell: Jon44 ... I was the lead Field Director at Big League Dreams from ...
      »chico senior: Well you guys running NCSSA, are you going to still claim there is no ...
      »OZ40: Jon44: I agree when you say the 'adjustment wasn't so great'. That ...
      »yerwombat: Pitchers determine if a batter takes a 3-2 count all the 1-1 count ...
      »OZ40: Yep, all this time the answer has been in the pitchers hand, throw ...
      »DaveDowell: This is cyclical redundancy at its finest! ... So we'll do the same ...
      »OZ40: For the record, I did submit an email for the last convention, it ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Now maybe we're getting somewhere! ... At least you do (or did at one ...
      »OZ40: I fully understand that the process for inclusion is not from the ...
11 April 26, 2018 598

Runner's right to the base

» Wayne 37: This happened a few weeks ago. There was a runner on 3B. The ...
      »B.J.: Wayne, the runner on the bag does not have to move to get out of the ...
      »DCPete: Your "contention" is entirely incorrect; try looking up the word ...
      »Wayne 37: DC Pete Apparently you don't have any judgment capabilities. ...
      »B.J.: Wayne, in your original scenario you say that the runner was ...
      »DCPete: Ok Wayne how about SSUSA Rule 8.2 C.1 - "If the Runner is hit with a ...
      »Wayne 37: DCPete, I assume you mean 8.2(1)C which reads: If the ...
      »DCPete: Wayne, have no idea what you're talking about; here's the phrase from ...
      »Wayne 37: ...........and HENCE the keys words C. WHEN HE (BATTER) HITS A FAIR ...
      »Wayne 37: DEFINITIONS: 1.45 INTERFERENCE. Interference is the act of an ...
      »B.J.: Wayne, AGAIN the base is a "safe haven" for the runner and he does ...
      »DCPete: Come on Wayne, a runner standing on a base is NOT Impeding or ...
      »grayhitter59: So let me get this straight, you want the runner who is on the bag to ...
      »The Screamer5: BJ is spot on. The runner does not have to give up his legal position ...
      »DaveDowell: TS5 ... There simply are some plays where, by definition, the ...
      »Wayne 37: And why no rule citation? Please provide that and maybe we can get ...
      »lb16: Wayne 37, why don't you cite the rule that says runner has to while ...
      »Wayne 37: In reply to your post, 1b16, I posted the definition of interference ...
      »lb16: Key sentence in rule " A base runner MUST avoid a fielder making a ...
      »B.J.: Wayne, hopefully this will show you that the runner doesn't have to ...
      »Wayne 37: Dearest lb16, Batted ball hits runner on base, the runner is out ...
      »B.J.: Wayne, As far as having to umpire I have been umpiring senior ...
      »DCPete: Sorry Wayne but your "judgment" doesn't have priority over the actual ...
      »yerwombat: It sounds like the umpire didn't see any interference
      »lb16: Wayne 37- B.J. just cited rule that applies to this situation, and ...
      »mad dog: hey wayne....please tell me where that runner should stand on the ...
      »lb16: mad dog- Your'e wasting your time with him on this one. For some ...
      »stick8: Wayne37, this is a judgement call. The runner at third, as BJ ...
27 April 26, 2018 846

Runner on first base

» baseballbill: Runner is on first base and a ground ball is hit at the first base ...
      »crusher: Runner hurt and falls down while still touching 1st. The first ...
      »B.J.: bill.. again any play like this is umpire judgement.. did the runner ...
      »baseballbill: Thanks B.J.
      »Wayne 37: No judgment of interference is necessary. Batted ball hit runner, ...
      »stick8: Baseballbill, SSUSA, dead ball batter is awarded first and any ...
5 April 26, 2018 264

New 55AAA Alabama based team

» utility55: New team forming out of north alabama. We will be based out of ...
      »nupe4lfe: Give me a call 251-382-4131
1 April 26, 2018 179

Need 2 for the Auburn Tournament

» utility55: Rocket City 55's need a SS and an outfielder for the may tournament ...
      »nupe4lfe: Hi I can play 3rd, 1st, Catcher. 251-382-4131
1 April 26, 2018 74

Dead ball ground rule double situation.

» baseballbill: Umpire ruled dead ball ground rule double. Batter stopped at first ...
      »SSUSA Staff: This case should probably let common sense (which isn't all that ...
      »baseballbill: Thanks, That exactly what the umpire ruled.
      »DaveDowell: baseballbill ... There's a bit of a (meritorious) dissenting opinion ...
      »marcster13: Always amazes me that guys will take any shortcut they can. Aren't we ...
      »smitty63: wow, Just when I thought i was starting to figure out what a runner ...
      »B.J.: Dave's 2nd answer is the one I would go with.. A batter that has been ...
      »stick8: Baseball bill was this in a house league or a sanctioned ssusa ...
      »B.J.: stick8 on your situation a few years ago.. Just so you know for in ...
      »txnighttrain: First line of Rule 8.4(1) "Each batter must reach first base without ...
      »stick8: BJ, as always you are correct on that. I was playing middle in a 5 ...
      »BillC48: Similar situation - Batter hits the ball over the fence for a home ...
      »B.J.: SSUSA has hit and sit with no requirement to touch 1st base.. there ...
      »DaveDowell: B.J. ... While I agree with you conceptually, the "hit-and-sit" ...
      »fennellwg: My condolences Dave D. This is probably the third time in as many ...
      »DaveDowell: Thanks Bill ... It's that time of the year when there's not enough ...
      »baseballbill: Dave: You said it earlier in the message: COMMON SENSE should prevail ...
      »stick8: BillC48, if this scenario was in an ssusa tournament no penalty. ...
      »Wayne 37: Dave Dowell A homerun is the only four base award. How are you ...
      »Wayne 37: Sorry, left this out. In this situation, I maintain the batter ...
      »B.J.: Wayne.. 8.4(7) • FOUR-BASE AWARD Any fair ball touched by a player ...
      »Wayne 37: B.J. ~ A 440 ft. moonshot over the fence is also a four base award as ...
      »B.J.: Wayne, you asked if there was another 4 base award that you didn't ...
      »Wayne 37: B.J. ~ you can't award four bases without it being a HR even if it ...
      »B.J.: wayne.. yes you can and here is a example.. a fly ball hit to the ...
      »k man: This one happened in our tournament game in VA Beach last week. 5th ...
      »Wayne 37: Technically, you have to wait until the first batter being walked has ...
      »SSUSA Staff: §8.2 • BATTER BECOMES A BATTER-RUNNER A. ... B. When four pitched ...
      »Wayne 37: I can see the ball being dead in slow pitch due to the no steal rule ...
      »k man: BTW, in our game having the 1st intentional runner called out would ...
      »stick8: Wayne37, I’m not sure about ssusa but in usssa if an outfielder has a ...
30 April 26, 2018 1166

sw tournament

» Pa: are there any teams getting moved up from winning the southwest ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Probably not until after the upcoming larger May events in the East ...
      »Pa: did not play i am out for the year
      »Pa: i talked to a team out of texas not to long ago and they got bummed ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Pa ... We reserve the right to move a team (up OR down) at any time ...
      »Pa: i just like to pay attention to this kind of stuff and i am on a ...
5 April 26, 2018 164

2018 TIDEWATER CLASSIC, etc.

» Lebobster1: Any chance we get get end of day results on this site?
      »yerwombat: I guess i must have violated the policy by having a good laugh
      »yerwombat: I'll take this one Dave, running a 230 team tournament on the west ...
      »mck71: Not sure who is at the fields in Va Beach this weekend but last year ...
      »birdie: Spicers, won the 70 Major and the Cobra's won the 65 major. NVForce ...
      »Cookie92: Any scores available from this weekends play?
      »rlspls1974: 65 AAA 1. LI JAGS RED 2. TALAGA CONSTRUCTIONS 3. LI JAGS ...
      »k man: Tournament placement results for the 1st 2 days have been placed on ...
      »Cookie92: Any updates, bracket scores, playoffs scores ?????
      »RAWHIDE: PLAYED ISSA THIS PAST WEEKEND, DIRECTOR AT THE FIELDS ENTERED SCORES ...
      »yerwombat: if and only if it is a priority SSUSA has made it clear it is not a ...
      »TimMcElroy: I will take the blame for this one, folks. I carried the paperwork ...
      »Cookie92: Tim, first let me state this is not directed at you since you have ...
      »Cookie92: Meant to write SSUSA instead of USSSA softball...
13 April 26, 2018 701

Stealing other teams Softballs

» West Coast Mayhem #00: For those of you who STEAL other teams softballs and blacken out ...
      »Dbax: Agree 100%. And I would add that with the ridiculous entry fees we ...
      »Chief144: Dbax, ALL teams are given 6 balls for each tournament & if you play ...
      »Dbax: Oh.......never mind.
      »raiderman66: Count yourself lucky as you could be playing down in Florida in the ...
      »mad dog: how about going and retrieving your hr balls in a timely ...
      »DaveDowell: mad dog ... You appear to be mentioning an often-ignored rulebook ...
      »grayhitter59: i agree with Mad Dog, you leave them behind you lose them.
      »grayhitter59: It's not stealing if you don't go get them.
      »West Coast Mayhem #00: Dave, Not to question your authority, but that rule applies ...
      »DaveDowell: WCM#00 ... That's partially correct (and no feeling of questioning ...
      »mad dog: to me any ball left after your game is open range balls......if your ...
      »softball4b: Damn I am going to have to throw all of my batting practice balls ...
      »k man: You learn something new everyday. I didn't know that after 6 games ...
      »Pa: Mayhem #00 does go after his home run balls or others on the team and ...
14 April 26, 2018 1429

SW Championship 50 Major results.

» Gonedeep43: 1. Stadium 2. LAF 3. Alpha Dogs
0 April 25, 2018 166

Does anyone know the results of 60 Major at the SW Championships

» BruceAZ: Does anyone know the results of 60 Major at the SW ...
      »Dbax: Bruce, all I know is Sin City won. Once again we are beating a dead ...
      »DaveDowell: No need for continued abuse of the equine corpse ... Full scoring ...
      »Dbax: Lol. Thanks DD.
      »BruceAZ: Thanks Dave & Dave. Dave, I know you guys are working on an ...
4 April 25, 2018 334

SW Championships

» Jeffery: Does anyone know what the order of finish was in the 55 major Plus ...
      »DaveDowell: 1. Elite/Dudley 55 (AZ) 2. CornerStone (OR) 3. Sommerville Softball ...
      »Jeffery: please share Sommerville"s act of sportsmanship Dave.
      »SSUSA Staff: A player from CornerStone suffered a serious cardiac incident during ...
      »TimMcElroy: That is a first class move on the part of the Sommerville team.
4 April 25, 2018 593

Top Gun Class Act

» al shelley: had the misfortune of not using my glove to stop a line drive at ...
      »k man: Al, wishing you a speedy recovery. The brotherhood of softball is a ...
1 April 25, 2018 276

Jason Branch teaches Hitting Mechanics, Power and Place Hitting. SM#71

» bogie: One of the smaller mens major players, does an amazing job of ...
      »fennellwg: I like this one a lot. The video is a good indicator of how better ...
      »bogie: Bill your observation is right on..some of the best hitters have a ...
      »Wayne 37: All I see him doing is bringing the knob of the bat (hands) down to ...
      »Wayne 37: Reggie Jackson used to roll his front foot over like that, but most ...
4 April 25, 2018 520

Georgia 50 AAA

» Emmitt: New Team looking for outfielders with good speed and some pop in the ...
0 April 25, 2018 47

SouthWest Tournament finals in 65AAA

» Funwiththesuns: Does anyone know how the 65AAA teams finished?
0 April 25, 2018 75

what happens when.

» grayhitter59: Staff, what happens when a 55 major plus player turns sixty and wants ...
      »DaveDowell: Hi Manny ... Please call the Sacramento Office at (916) 326.5303 ...
      »softball4b: Hope this helps, but I do not think you have to be M+. Applebee’s ...
      »Dbax: Now that's funny. And true.
      »grayhitter59: Thank you,what happen to AARP. Oh! thats right that's when we turn ...
      »pizzaboy: Ask Tugboat!
      »grayhitter59: Dave, thank you I reached out to home office and they gave me the ...
      »DaveDowell: Excellent! ... They're pretty sharp on that stuff ...
7 April 25, 2018 569

Looking for a 55s or 60s team in or near Virginia

» Softball Junkie: Experienced player wanting to play SSUSA. Good average, occasional ...
      »TJ1: Where in Va?
      »Larry K: Junkie can you play shortstop?
2 April 25, 2018 213

Ohio Move

» dooker: Starting the first part of June, will be spending my summers (June ...
      »Player: You’re kidding, right? If you’re interested in tournament ball, ...
1 April 24, 2018 157
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