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<br /> <br /> Megan Gibson<br /> Worth Fastpitch Expert<br /> Texas<br /> ©2012 Worth Sports, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH) 510 Maryville University Drive, Suite 110, St. Louis, MO 63141 • worthsports.com<br /> <br /> THIS GAME<br /> BUILDS<br /> CHARACTER<br /> JOIN OUR NEW MEMBER PROGRAM<br /> AND START SCORING YOUR<br /> REWARDS TODAY.<br /> GET 5% BACK<br /> on all in-store merchandise<br /> when you earn 100 points or more<br /> during a qualifying period.<br /> See store associate for more details.<br /> SPORTS AUTHORITY<br /> IS A PROUD<br /> PARTNER OF<br /> June 2012<br /> 5 Letter from the President<br /> E.T. Colvin addresses the season ahead<br /> 6 Faces on the Field<br /> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=1"> </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=2"> Megan Gibson Worth Fastpitch Expert Texas </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=3"> </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=4"> THIS GAME BUILDS CHARACTER JOIN OUR NEW MEMBER PR</a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=5"> June 2012 </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=6"> </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=7"> Letter from the President Hello softball fans, t</a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=8"> FACES ON THE FIELD Every year, the Amateur Softba</a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=9"> Do you want to be profiled in “Balls and strikes </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=10"> Every day, millions of lives are shaped with a so</a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=11"> Parents The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports pr</a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=12"> News and Notes Tickets on sale for Title IX 40th </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=13"> There is no better place to shop for all of your </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=14"> News and Notes (cont.) </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=15"> 1 3 SBoallsf&tball Strikes </a> <a title="Balls and Strikes Online - June 2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076782e8?page=16"> ASA Softball GOES Mobile! 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