Skyview has been made available to us at months end and so we've added another Halloween event down south. Hope to see all of you not playing mixed for our men's open event Ghouls and Goblins on October 25-26.
Due to a scheduling conflict I have on Sunday August 24th, we have moved the Mixed State Championship scheduled for The Ballpark at Erie on that day to the following weekend at Skyview. Ken Reynolds will be running the event on the turf at Skyview on Sunday August 31st. To enter contact Ken at 719-229-6720. Details to follow.
We're happy to announce that we've found a home for Bill Lomelino's tourney scheduled for June 14-15. Spring Into Summer will be held at Barnes in Loveland as a men's open event. This will give our CC teams an opportunity to pick up some swings as desired as well as give our northern teams a place to play closer to home.
Today's portion of the Centennial State NIT has been cancelled due to inclement weather. We will attempt to make it up at a later date. Stay tuned.
Since joining Facebook way back when I've been dual purposing my personal page and using it to promote RMUSSSA as well. I created a new page specific to the business of USSSA softball tonight and will be taking most of my softball related posts there. We'll posts tourney announcements, any major policy and procedure changes and of course pics from our weekends together....a catch all to keep you all up to speed and have some fun.
I invite you to LIKE us at www.facebook.com/rmusssa and look forward to seeing you all out at the ballfields in the coming weeks
Happy New Year and welcome to Rocky Mountain USSSA's 11th season here in Colorado. We're proud to announce the release of our 2014 schedule which can be found here
We've expanded service this year to give all of you more opportunities to play more often. Exciting news in the Springs where we'll playing all season on new turf fields. This is kind of a new thing here in Colorado and unless you've traveled you probably haven't seen it too many times. Do yourself a favor and make the trip at least once this year to see Ken Reynolds down at Skyview.
We're also making a return to the mixed softball scene in a big way! We have a bunch of tournaments available for this division for only 175.00! Full service, great rules, amazing venues and an outstanding prize package. Winners will nearly double their entry fee! Stay tuned for the full announcement on that front and be ready to play as we kick off the mixed season March 30th in Erie.
I'm relatively happy with the schedule. A few holes here and there that I'll try to fix as the season progresses but I think we've given all of you an opportunity to play as much USSSA softball as you'd like this year.
Two major rule changes this year you'll need to be aware of and I'll elaborate in my annual Policy and Procedure threads on our message boards in the next couple of weeks. First, USSSA has eliminated the courtesy foul. You'll now play with a 3-2 count and no courtesy in all tournaments. I have to get with the leagues but I expect they'll follow the policy as well. Second, we're trying the courtesy runner on a trial basis here in Colorado. More details to follow but the short version is you'll get one runner per inning, anyone can run and you have to be careful about getting them caught on base on the off chance they're supposed to bat.
Once again welcome to your 2014 season. On behalf of all of our directors and umpires, I look forward to seeing you all at the ballfields soon. Now let's get rid of this snow and PLAY BALL!
The Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Banquet will be held Saturday Nov.2nd 2013.
The venue will be:
Holiday Inn & Suites (same as last year)
6900 Tower Road
Denver Co 80249
Phone # 303-574-1300
Check in 5:00 pm
Dinner : 6:00 pm
Ceremony : 7:00 pm
This year's inductees are players Zerphayne Willis, Scott Bacon, Mark Haupt, and coach Charlie Graham.
We will also be honoring the RMUSSSA 2013 Slow-Pitch Award Winners.
I hope you can make plans to attend. Please RSVP to attend by Monday Oct. 28th by contacting me at the info below
Send checks made out to
Colorado USSSA HOF
8545 Depew St
Arvada Co 80003