Memorial Day 1-Pitch Tournament / Spring 2021

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Memorial Day 1-Pitch Tournament / Spring 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:21 am

Player registration now open and underway. Click here to register...
http://www.cuttingedgesports.net/sbareg ... pitch.html



Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Rain Date: A rain date shall not be scheduled. If the tourney cannot be played on May 30th, it will not be played.

1st Game: 9:00 am (all games to be played at the Eureka Quarry Field)

Please note: This tournament is a wood bat affair. All core and all-star players will be required to use a wood softball bat - a single material wood softball bat without bamboo fillers or multi-piece construction. All male and female eddies may use any bat as set forth by Softball America’s regular season bat restriction policy.

Please DO NOT register for this tournament unless you are reasonably certain you will be able to attend. If, after registering for the tourney, you find you cannot attend, please be considerate enough to manager tandems and those on the alternate list to notify the league office as soon as humanly possible.

Cost: $15.00/player (2 games guaranteed)

This is a 1-day coed softball event. Eight teams will be formed entirely through a draft system based on individual player statistics. The 8 teams will then compete for the 1-pitch title. Each batter receives 1 pitch. If the pitch is fouled off, swung at and missed, or hits the mat behind home plate, the batter is struck out. If the pitch is a ball, the batter walks. The rest of the game is played in normal fashion. Winning teams will receive their choice of custom jackets or sweatshirts. Plaques and/or trophies will be awarded to the winning managers and tournament MVP's.

This is a great day of softball, fun, food and drink-- kind of like one big picnic where a softball game breaks out every 50 minutes. It's also a great way to meet other Softball America league members. Bring chairs, tents, coolers, and whatever else to make yourself comfortable. Make a day of it or come and go as you please.

Members will be listed in the body of the draft on a first come, first served basis. Entrants must be, or have been, a registered member of Softball America at some point in the past 25 years. Outsiders to the league, with the exception of females, are not eligible to participate.*

*Due to the lack of female league member participation over the last few tournaments, female outsiders will now be permitted to enter the tournament.

Along with 8 manager tandems (16 players), an additional 88 players can register to be drafted. Total players 104. The minimum number of eddies - 32 (24 female, 8 male)

Tournament play will follow ASA and SBA league rules with the following exceptions...

1. Core/eddie walk rule will not be observed.
2. 2nd foul ball will not be observed.
3. A 3-3-2 eddie rule will apply for this tournament - 3 eddies must be in the line-up, 3 eddies must play the field, 2 of the eddies in the line-up and field must be female.
4. All roster players must be in the batting line-up.
5. Batting line-ups must consist of alternating female eddies beginning with the first or second batter. Male eddies will not be factored into the alternating eddie requirement. Your line-up must be male/female/male female until there are no more females or... female/male/female/male until there are no more females.

Please know it is entirely possible you could be drafted to a tandem or end up on a team with people you don't like. If that is something you won't be able to deal with, please don't sign up. And please don't be one of those people that signs up, gets on a team you don't like then makes an excuse to bail out. Remember, this is softball. It's all about having fun and nothing more.

Player registration now open and underway. Click here to register...
http://www.cuttingedgesports.net/sbareg ... pitch.html

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Re: Memorial Day 1-Pitch Tournament / Spring 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:08 am

Draft Candidate List

To access/download a copy of the draft candidate stat sheet, click the link below. The draft will be held Sunday, May 16th, 8:00 pm at the Quarry ball field.
https://www.cuttingedgesports.net/onepi ... sp2021.pdf

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To access/download a copy of the draft candidate stat sheet, click the link below. The draft will be held Sunday, May 16th, 8:00 pm at the Quarry ball field.
https://www.cuttingedgesports.net/onepi ... sp2021.pdf

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Re: Memorial Day 1-Pitch Tournament / Spring 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:30 am

The player draft will be help Sunday, May 16th, 8 pm at the Quarry snack stand.

Round by round draft order is as follows...

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Team match-ups and start times are as follows...

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Re: Memorial Day 1-Pitch Tournament / Spring 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sun May 02, 2021 6:16 am

Shane Hanna can no longer attend the tournament. First alternate Ryan Garges will take Ryan's place in the body of the draft.

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Re: Memorial Day 1-Pitch Tournament / Spring 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Thu May 06, 2021 6:52 am

Sean Przychowicz WILL be attending the tourney, but as an umpire and not a player. First alternate Steve Skedzielewski will replace Sean Przychowicz in the body of the draft. Getting one of those last names right is a chore. Getting both right, a monumental task. I'll be happy if I merely came close.

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Re: Memorial Day 1-Pitch Tournament / Spring 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Thu May 06, 2021 9:09 am

Draft candidate stats will be posted as soon as we fill the final female eddie spot. In looking over the names and formulating the stat lines for each player in the draft, I must say this field of candidates is one of the most star-studded and talented fields ever assembled. No shortage of grade A players here. Each team should have their fill of studs. I firmly believe the difference maker will be in the drafting of females. With line-up rules as they are (alternating male/female or female/male) the 1st, 3rd, and 5th or 2nd, 4th and 6th spot in every batting line-up will be occupied by a female. The girls will certainly get their share of at-bats and likely in very key situations. A good drafting strategy will be vital.

The plan was/is to give the girls more importance. I think that will be accomplished and quite evident in this coming Memorial Day tourney.

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Re: Memorial Day 1-Pitch Tournament / Spring 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Mon May 10, 2021 6:06 pm

For some unknown reason, Jeff Hess' registration never made it to my Inbox. Jeff provided a screenshot showing 5/3 as his registration date. That places him as the 2nd alternate behind Rick Totans. Fear not. Those on the alternate list have a very good chance of getting in. We usually go through 6-10 alternates each and every tournament.

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Re: Memorial Day 1-Pitch Tournament / Spring 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Tue May 11, 2021 8:08 am

Curtis Hensman WILL be attending the tourney, but as an umpire and not a player. First alternate Rick Totans will replace Curtis Hensman in the body of the draft. Rick Totans had a serious back injury quite a few years ago. At the time he was a very good ball player. His career numbers prove that out. I do not know how much, if any, softball he has played in recent years.

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