Maine's Softball Calendar

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USA Softball of Maine Commissioners

Tony Gowell 

Tony Gowell

State Commissioner / Districts 8&9 Commissioner
Phone: 207-240-7058

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

 Sabrina Best Player Rep

Sabrina Best

Player Representative
Phone: 207-899-9270
Played softball all of her life from a kid to adult leagues. Played and coached at Southern Maine Community College. Junior Olympic Representative for many years then Player Representative. Lives in Durham and is currently employed as the Recreation Director for the City of Auburn.
 Cleveland Brown

Cleveland Brown

State JO Commissioner
Phone: 207-314-1876

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 Tilton

Scott Tilton

State Umpire-In-Chief
Phone: 207-807-3504

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.

 Mike Patenaude Comm D1

Mike Patenaude

District 1 Commissioner
Phone: 207-227-4328
 Tracy Willette Comm UIC D4

Tracy Willette

District 4 Commissioner
Phone: 207-944-9433
 Jeff Marshall

Jeff Marshall

District 6 Commissioner
Phone: 207-453-9240

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”.

Rick Louten

Rick Louten

District 7 Commissioner

Phone: 207-334-5334

Age: 59

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.

 Art Dillon

Art Dillon

District 11 Commissioner
Phone: 207-408-9555

District 11 UIC – 2015-present
District 11 Commissioner – 2015 –present
District 11 SMSUA President – 2006-2016
ASA/USA Umpire – 1986 – 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 – present

Volunteers 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.
 Eddie St John Comm D12

Eddie St. John

District 12 Commissioner
Phone: 207-468-3140

Matthew Hunt

Phone: 207-465-8312