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A BALLS & STRIKES<br /> <br /> <br /> Official Publication of<br /> ASA/USA Softball<br /> March 2016<br /> Executive Director<br /> Craig Cress<br /> Editor<br /> Codi Warren<br /> Design<br /> Old Hat Creative<br /> Contributors<br /> ASA/USA President Janie Takeda<br /> Warren Jones<br /> Katie Willis<br /> Bennett Mayfield<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 /> 2801 N.E. 50th Street<br /> Oklahoma City, OK 73111<br /> (405) 424-5266<br /> Balls and Strikes Softball® is a federally registered<br /> trademark of the Amateur Softball Association<br /> <a title="2016_March page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=1">A BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="2016_March page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=2"> </a> <a title="2016_March page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=3"> </a> <a title="2016_March page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=4"> Official Publication of ASA/USA Softball </a> <a title="2016_March page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=5"> tournamentasa.com 1 Website! 1 Association! 1</a> <a title="2016_March page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=6"> Letter from the President Hello everyone! </a> <a title="2016_March page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=7"> There are a lot of big events in store f</a> <a title="2016_March page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=8"> As a member of ASA/USA Softball, you could rece</a> <a title="2016_March page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=9"> The Lead Off: Members of the 2016 USA Softball Wo</a> <a title="2016_March page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=10"> The Lead Off: The 2016 season at the ASA Hall of </a> <a title="2016_March page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/65b05062?page=11"> SOFTBALL CUSTOMIZE YOUR PLAYER. 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