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<br /> A BALLS & STRIKES<br /> B BALLS & STRIKES<br /> 1 BALLS & STRIKES<br /> <br /> Official Publication of<br /> ASA/USA Softball<br /> March 2015<br /> Executive Director<br /> Craig Cress<br /> Editor<br /> Codi Warren<br /> Design<br /> Old Hat Creative<br /> Contributors<br /> Julie Bartel ASA/USA President<br /> Phil Gutierrez<br /> Amanda Chidester<br /> Michele Latimer<br /> Nick Dorety<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 /<a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=1"> A BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=2"> B BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=3"> 1 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=4"> </a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=5"> Official Publication of ASA/USA Softball </a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=6"> ILLUMINATING GENERATIONS You're not just buying</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=7"> Letter from the President Hello everyone! </a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=8"> umpires and supporters of the ASA/USA umpire prog</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=9"> Raven Chavanne Allie Walljasper Chri</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=10"> The Lead Off: Over 450 umpires attended the Bienn</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=11"> Special ASA Price: $269.99 CLICK HERE TO SEE IT I</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=12"> FACES ON THE FIELD Every year, the Amateur Softb</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=13"> FACES ON THE FIELD BRIANA, 12 Dallas, Texas Te</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=14"> FACES ON THE FIELD CALLIE, 11 Woonsocket, Rhod</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=15"> FACES ON THE FIELD ALEXANDRA, 11 San Diego, Cal</a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=16"> Do you want to be profiled in “Balls and Strikes </a> <a title="ASA B-S March 2015 HR page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1f494ea?page=17"> SOFTBALL CUSTOMIZE YOUR PLAYER. 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