July 26, 2020
Update to the status of USA softball in the State of Maine, for August sanctioned USA events we will still have the MAINE Teams only for the month of August. I have looked at a lot of things in making this decision and feel this is my best way to keep all of our Maine softball players safe and hopefully on track to return to school in September. This will be week number 4 of having weekend events at a large magnitude and with everyone of you helping we have been COVID 19 safe. I will be lifting my ban on out of state travel but highly suggest teams comply with what has been put forth from the Governor’s office.
There are still some areas close to us that I would not recommend travel to.
Our neighbors in New Hampshire have their terms in place no out of state teams allowed to play in New Hampshire and New Hampshire teams cannot play outside of New Hampshire.
Our friends to the North (Softball of Canada) have closed border crossings until at least August 21st .
I will advise soon if more events are available in Maine.
Cleveland “Brownie” Brown
USA Softball of Maine
State Junior Olympic Commissioner
State Commissioner / Districts 8&9 Commissioner
Tony Gowell is the USA Softball of Maine State Commissioner, has been the District 9 and 10 Commissioner for about 10 years, and the State Commissioner for about 7 years.
Tony has lived in Lewiston for about 3 years, and prior to that lived in Sabattus most of his life. He met his wife Mariann there and raised 2 boys, Anthony and Vincent, and they have 1 grandson. They downsized and moved into the city. Tony owns a pest control business which he has been a pest control professional for over 30 years. He and his wife love to travel and love trying different foods.
Tony has been a USA umpire for 20+ years, has been to 8 National tournaments, held multiple State tournaments and umpired in many more. His success in the umpire world, gives all the credit to Norm Davis as he made him that much better. Tony still enjoys umpiring all assets of the organization. He, also, is a basketball referee and a football official for about 15 years. He loves the camaraderie of the fraternity of officiating.
State Deputy Commissioner
State JO Commissioner
State JO Deputy Commissioner
Cleveland “Brownie” Brown
Brownie is the Maine USA Softball Junior Olympic State Commissioner. He has been the Coach of the popular Blue Demons softball program (1988-????), and Founder of the Fairfield P.A.L. Girls Softball (1998), USA Softball Umpire (1999). He is the Tournament Director of the USA Summer Tournaments, Founder of CEB Sports (1988), a program for today’s youth to learn/grow and enjoy life through sports, a Basketball Coach and Commissioner of the Central Maine Sunday Travel Basketball League.
Scott is the current State of Maine Umpire and Chief for Maine USA Softball. He has been an umpire for over 20 years and umpires all levels of High School, Junior Olympic and Adult Slow Pitch games all over the State of Maine. Slow Pitch is his favorite game and has provided him with an opportunity to umpire in four Slow Pitch Men’s National Tournaments. Scott is a member of USA Softballs National Indicator Fraternity
Scott enjoys working with different umpires helping them to improve and move up to the highest levels of the game. He is willing to travel the State conducting clinics and training umpires.
District 1 Commissioner
District 3 Commissioner
District 4 Commissioner
District 6 Commissioner
Jeff has been involved in ASA/USA softball since 1970, starting as a player and then as an umpire since 1981. As an ump Jeff has been a Division 1, 2, 3 umpire and has officiated many high school games and playoff games. He also has a USA Softball National Tournament to his credit.
Jeff has been the District 6 Commissioner since 1991, serving the greater Waterville area and all who need Softball info.
Probably better known for being Tournament Director for hundreds of Jr. Olympic Tournament and Adult tourneys, Jeff enjoys the organizational challenges a large tournament at multiple sites can bring. “the guy that sends all the emails”.
District 7 Commissioner
Rick has been involved with umpiring ASA/USA Softball for 32 years for both the Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch, and National Federation of State High School Associations. He, also, umpired numerous State tournaments.
Rick lives in Augusta. He is a 3-Sport Official, an avid Boston Red Sox fan, and 1st Year Commissioner of the Capital Area.
District 10 Commissioner
Jim Smith of Wilton has been involved with umpiring ASA/USA Softball since 1999. During this time, he has served as an Executive Board Member, President, and Umpire in Charge for the West Central Maine Umpires Association (District 10).
Jim has umpired in 3 National ASA/USA Fast Pitch Tournaments, attended 2 National Fast Pitch Schools and received the Indicator Fraternity Award in 2012.
District 11 Commissioner
District 11 UIC – 2015-present
Married, lives in Scarborough, two children
Master Candy Maker – Haven’s Candies 1996 – present
Past President Scarborough Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors – Chamber of Commerce 1998 – presentVolunteers on and has served on various town committees/activities – Community Services and Recreation Advisory Com, SCTV Com, Personnel Board of Appeals Com, Zoning Board of Appeals Com, Scarborough Superintendent Search Com, Scarborough Softball Boosters, Youth coach Softball – Soccer – Basketball.
District 12 Commissioner