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<br /> A BALLS & STRIKES<br /> <br /> <br /> THE LINEUP<br /> 4<br /> Official Publication of<br /> ASA/USA Softball 10<br /> December 2015<br /> Executive Director 15<br /> Craig Cress<br /> Editor 19<br /> Codi Warren<br /> Design<br /> Old Hat Creative 20<br /> Contributors<br /> ASA/USA President 25<br /> Warren Jones Amie Dugan<br /> Bennett Mayfield John Wright 30<br /> The Official Publication of 31<br /> The Amateur Softball Association /<br /> USA Softball<br /> 36<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 4<a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=1"> A BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=2"> </a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=3"> </a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=4"> THE LINEUP 4 Official Publication of ASA/U</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=5"> tournamentasa.com 1 Website! 1 Association! 1</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=6"> Letter from the President Hello everyone! </a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=7"> the Annual Meeting, where almost 300 council memb</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=8"> As a member of ASA/USA Softball, you could rece</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=9"> The Lead Off: The 2015 National Softball Hall of </a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=10"> The Lead Off: Ten ASA/USA National Umpire Schools</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=11"> </a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=12"> FACES ON THE FIELD Every year, the Amateur Softba</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=13"> FACES ON THE FIELD ALYSSA, 14 West Chester, Ohio</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=14"> FACES ON THE FIELD JORDYN, 16 Mashpee, Mass. •</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=15"> Do you want to be profiled in “Balls and Strikes </a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=16"> 14 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=17"> News and Notes SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASA TO HOST 2</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=18"> SLOW PITCH CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN OKC (Tournament-</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=19"> Solutions For Lighting manufacture of sport</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=20"> RPSBollinger.com website and click Amateur Softba</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=21"> YOU SaiD IT, we read it! 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CUSTOMIZE YOUR</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=53"> HALLCLOAFSFSAOMFE2016 KEN ERIKSEN </a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=54"> JOHN NELSON TOM</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=55"> The NEW Nighthawk Fastpitch Bat A MONSTER AT BA</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=56"> 2015 national champions JUNIOR OLYMPIC FAST PITCH</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=57"> 2015 national champions JUNIOR OLYMPIC FAST PITCH</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=58"> ALWAYS CUSTOM·FULL-DYE·SCREEN PRINTING·EMBROIDERY</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=59"> USA Softball Junior Men’s World Championship rost</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=60"> The chance to represent the United Stat</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=61"> </a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=62"> After hosting numerous ASA/USA events du</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=63"> FROM THE VAULT Bob Follonsbee is ready to play! J</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=64"> Balls and Strikes TRIVIA 1 What association is</a> <a title="ASA B-S Dec 2015 HR web page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c478caf?page=65"> 63 BALLS & STRIKES</a>