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<br /> A BALLS & STRIKES<br /> SCIENCE IN<br /> EVERY SWING<br /> THE EASTON POWER SENSOR<br /> CAPTURE, ANALYZE, AND IMPROVE YOUR GAME<br /> WITH THE EASTON POWER SENSOR<br /> ATTACH CAPTURE ANALYZE IMPROVE<br /> LEARN MORE AT<br /> WWW.EASTON.COM/POWER-SENSOR<br /> TOP COLLEGE PROGRAMS CHOOSE EASTON<br /> 1 BALLS & STRIKES<br /> Official Publication of<br /> ASA/USA Softball<br /> June 2016<br /> Executive Director<br /> Craig Cress<br /> Editor<br /> Codi Warren<br /> Design<br /> Old Hat Creative<br /> Contributors<br /> ASA/USA President Austin Lagesse<br /> Warren Jones<br /> Katie Willis<br /> Stacey Hepp<br /> The Official Publication of<br /> The Amateur Softball Association /<br /> USA Softball<br /> Balls and Strikes Softball Magazine is<br /> published quarterly by the Amateur Softball Association<br /> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=1"> A BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=2"> SCIENCE IN EVERY SWING THE EASTON POWER SENSOR </a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=3"> 1 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=4"> Official Publication of ASA/USA Softball </a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=5"> Letter from the President Hello everyone! </a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=6"> for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WB</a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=7"> 5 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=8"> The Lead Off: The international softball world we</a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=9"> The Lead Off: ASA/USA Softball, Major League Base</a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=10"> 8 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=11"> FACES ON THE FIELD Every year, the Amateur Softba</a> <a title="June BallsAndStrikes page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f1b8aad?page=12"> FACES ON THE FIELD BRITTNEY, 14 Raytown, Mo. 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