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.

 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 Junior Olympic 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

Dave Mulcahy

State Umpire-in-Chief, Districts 8 & 9 Umpire-In-Chief
Phone: 207-240-2599

Dave lives in Monmouth with his wife Ellie, who has been very supportive of his umpiring over the years.  He has been umpiring for the last 15 years and became the UIC for Andy Valley in 2013. He has worked at 4 national tournaments from Virginia to South Dakota.  He is a school teacher who is planning to retire in 2022.

 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

Steve Belanger

District 6 Commissioner
Phone: 207-649-4701
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