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<br /> A BALLS & STRIKES<br /> Official Sporting Goods Retailer<br /> Make Every Inning Count<br /> RPSBollinger.com website and click Amateur Softball Association<br /> Official Publication of<br /> ASA/USA Softball<br /> September 2015<br /> Executive Director<br /> Craig Cress<br /> Editor<br /> Codi Warren<br /> Design<br /> Old Hat Creative<br /> Contributors<br /> Michele Latimer ASA/USA President<br /> Phil Gutierrez<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<a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=1"> A BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=2"> Official Sporting Goods Retailer Make Ever</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=3"> RPSBollinger.com website and click Amateur Softba</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=4"> Official Publication of ASA/USA Softball </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=5"> 3 BALLS & STRI KES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=6"> Letter from the President Greetings everyone!</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=7"> Council Meeting information. I look forward to se</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=8"> Special ASA Price: $269.99 CLICK HERE TO SEE IT I</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=9"> The Lead Off: Members of the Junior Women’s Natio</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=10"> The Lead Off: Our youth championship season came </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=11"> SOFTBALL CUSTOMIZE YOUR PLAYER. CUSTOMIZE YOUR</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=12"> FACES ON THE FIELD Every year, the Amateur Softb</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=13"> FACES ON THE FIELD AISLYN, 14 Spanish Fork, Utah</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=14"> FACES ON THE FIELD MADISON, 12 Dacula, Georgia</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=15"> 13 Do you want to be profiled in “Balls and Stri</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=16"> What could you buy for your softball team with $2</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=17"> 15 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=18"> UMPIRE SPOTLIGHT ASA/USA pride starts with you, B</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=19"> UMPIRE SPOTLIGHT ASA/USA pride starts with you, B</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=20"> News and Notes BORDER BATTLE CHAMPS Team USA</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=21"> 2015 ASA/USA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES, PRESENTED BY WO</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=22"> A MONSTER AT BAT, EVERY TIME! The NEW Nig</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=23"> YOU SaiD IT, we read it! If there’s one thing we </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=24"> ASA/USA NATIONAL CHAMPS! </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=25"> ASA/USA Girls’ Class A 16-Under National Champion</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=26"> 24 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=27"> Team Miken cleans shop at the ASA Stadium Power T</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=28"> Solutions For Lighting manufacture of sport</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=29"> TRAINER TALK with Michele Latimer THE DOG DAYS o</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=30"> are they really prepared to manage all of those a</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=31"> MAKO THE FEEL OF POWER 2016 FASTPITCH POWER BRIGA</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=32"> A catcher on the Lady Hustle team frames the pitc</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=33"> NEBRASKA GOLD Winsthe16uGOLD national cham</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=34"> Nebraska Gold to a 3-0 victory, earning them the </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=35"> BEVERLY BANDITS MAKe OHIO PROUD </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=36"> Above, members of the Beverly Bandits celebrate a</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=37"> LAUREN CHAMBERLAIN NCAA CAREER HOME RUN RECORD HO</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=38"> 36 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=39"> ASA/USA Softball’s Annual Meeting is right around</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=40"> 38 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=41"> RUSSELL’S PAINT & BODY LEAVE THEIR MARK AT THE ME</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=42"> C-Town takes men's class b TEAM GOES UNDEFEATED E</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=43"> </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=44"> 42 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=45"> ASA National Finalists Annually over 625,000 yout</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=46"> Open to GIRLS A GES 7-14 </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=47"> 45 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=48"> 46 BALLS & STRIKES</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=49"> TEAM USA MAKES RETURN TO PAN AM GAMEs For </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=50"> Derrick Zechman at the plate during Team USA’s 10</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=51"> US WOMEN TAKE SILVER AT PAN AM GAMEs Fresh</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=52"> Kelsey Stewart dives under the tag as she’s safe </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=53"> </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=54"> Ray Mora (Puerto Rico), </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=55"> Carden. “It was absolutely amazing and I could no</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=56"> ALWAYS CUSTOM·FULL-DYE·SCREEN PRINTING·EMBROIDERY</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=57"> The Official Supplier of ASA & USA Softba</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=58"> it's a GOLD MEDAL FINISH </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=59"> for most RBI with 27 while tying the home run rec</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=60"> Team USA came out on top early en route</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=61"> As a member of ASA/USA Softball, you could rece</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=62"> U.S. Men earn Placement Championship at WBSC Worl</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=63"> Above, the Junior Women's Nat</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=64"> tournamentasa.com 1 Website! 1 Association! 1</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=65"> FROM THE VAULT Iva Poston of the Tucson Ramblers </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=66"> </a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=67"> Balls and Strikes TRIVIA Can you spot the five di</a> <a title="ASA B-S Sept 2015 HR-web page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1289b38?page=68"> 66 BALLS & STRIKES</a>