Maine USA Softball News
Marcel Landry from the Greater Waterville Softball Umpires Association is in Oklahoma City for the Junior Olympic Gold 16U Hall of Fame Qualifier Tournament.
Pictured are Guillermo Villanueva, Marcel Landry, Dwayne Patrick. Both Guillermo and Dwayne are from Central California.
Maine USA Softball Commissioners decided at the their annual meeting to make changes to the Mens Slow Pitch State Tourney Program. In 2017, the Mens D Division will be provided with a 4 home run limit.
Also in 2017 there will be only one Men's Slow pitch E State Tournament. No longer will there be a North and South Division.
The State Class E Tourney will be held in Waterville July 14 to 16. The Class D Mens will be the same weekend in Lewiston/Auburn.
Rosters will have to given to district commissioners by June 15th, 2017. Any team that does not follow through on a completing a roster will have to play in the higher division, in this case Class D.
Another change for Class E is bringing back the half inning ending home run. Class E teams will not allowed to hit any over the fence home runs. Any over the fence home run will end that team's at bat for that half inning.
These changes are being made in and attempt to bring back a Competitive Class D and Class E State Tournament.
The Adult Co-Ed tourney will be held in Augusta and will see no change in format.
Congratulations to the following young ladies for being awarded the 2016 Maine ASA Scholarships.
- Hillary Libby - Winslow High School
- Kelsey Houston - Winslow High School
- Maggie Murphy - Scarborough High School, Thunder
- Margaret Skiff - Lincoln High School, MidCoast Magic
- Chloe Gorey - Scarborough High School, Thunder
- Kayla Hayward - Old Town High School, Sluggers
CONGRATULATIONS - Waterville High School - The Greater Waterville Softball Umpires Association presented the 2013 Dave Cairnie Sportsmanship award to Waterville High School. The award in honor of long time umpire Dave Cairnie is presented to the school served by the GWSUA and is voted on by the umpires who do the games.
Congratulations to the following young ladies for being awarded the 2013 Maine ASA Scholarships. Each girl to recieve a $500 scholarship.
- Allison Leclair - Winslow High School
- Danielle George - Nokomis High School
- Mackenzie Gray - Yarmouth High School / Maine Thunder / Maine Atttraction
- Sonja Morse - Cony High School / Capitol Maniacs / Maine Thunder / Frozen Ropes
- Natalie Hunt - Messalonskee High School / MAYSA Black Diamonds
The Capital Area Umpires Association want to congratulate Erskine Academy for winning the Sportsmanship Award in the Capital Area!
In 2014 Maine ASA will offer a Womens slow pitch state tournament. This will be held July 18-20 in Augusta. The format will be 3-game guarantee. The commissioners feel that with all the co-ed slow pitch that there is a need for an all women’s tournament. Hopefully the ladies will get together and make some outstanding teams and will lead to this becoming an annual event. There will be no restrictions placed on rosters so teams can draw from many league teams. Team registrations are available from your district commissioners.
Ladies lets see what you can do!!!
Looking for softball minded individuals who would like to be involved in JO youth Girls Softball or the Adult game.
Contact Tony Gowell with your interest and how you would like to participate.