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ASA 2015 MEN’S 16” CLASS A SP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
September 18, 19, and 20, 2015
Yuma, Arizona


Tournament Flyer and Entry Form

Entry Fee:
$400.00 plus $23 ASA Sanction Fee

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Mandatory Manager’s Meeting and Lunch
Meeting will be held Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm; at the Yuma Civic Center, located at 1400 W. Desert Hills.

Tournament Headquarters: City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Office
Address: One City Plaza City: Yuma State: AZ Zip: 85364
Business: 928-373-5200 Fax: 928-373-5244

Send Roster + Tournament Entry Form + Entry Fee to:
Name: City of Yuma Parks & Recreation
Attn: Adam Christensen
Business: 928-373-5243 Fax: 928-373-5244
Email: angelique.hernandez@yumaaz.gov  or brenda.sanchez@yumaaz.gov

Host Hotel:
Best Western Inn Suites, 1450 Castle Dome Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364, 928-783-8341
When making reservations identify your group as Men’s 16” Class A National Championship

Tournament Director: Adam Christensen
Business: 928-373-5241 Cell: 928-580-8903 Fax: 928-373-5244
Email: Adam.Christensen@yumaaz.gov

2015 CO-ED SLOW-PITCH 12”/14” SOFTBALL
September 12-13
Kingman, Arizona


NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
2-Game Pool Play Seeded Into Double Elimination (4-Game Guarantee)
Tournament Flyer

Format: 2-Game Pool Play Seeded Into Double Elimination (4 Game Guarantee)
Games Begin: Saturday, September 12th at 10am.
Locations: Centennial Park - Kingman Arizona
Pool Play Draw: Monday, September 7th at 2:00pm – Teams contacted by Tuesday, September 8th.
Playoff Draw: Saturday Evening – TBA (After Pool Play is Completed)
Team Check-In: On-Site at least 1 Hour before Team's First Game. All Bats Required To Be Tested!
Manager’s Meeting: On-Site on Saturday, September 12th at 8:am. At Least One Rep per Team.
Tournament Rules: Forwarded to Team Manager's and also Provided during Manager's Meeting.
Softballs: Women Hit 12” Softballs & Men Hit 14” Softballs.

Host Hotel : Hampton Inn & Suites - $109.00 Per Room – To Reserve: (928) 692-0200
When Registering: Announce The Reduced Code: ASA

DON FISHEL, COMMISSIONER
P.O. BOX 1850, PRESCOTT ARIZONA 86302
PHONE: 928-420-5675
EMAIL: azasacommish@cableone.net

2015 ARIZONA SOFTBALL FOUNDATION ARIZONA SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Eva McGonigle, Kara Brun, Joe Lane, Rick Beach and Jimmy Turner to be inducted into the ARZONA SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME

The Arizona Softball Foundation (ASF) recently announced the selection of the individuals selected for Induction into the Arizona Softball Hall of Fame. There are five (5) categories in the Arizona Softball Hall of Fame; Contributors, Men Players, Sponsor, Umpire and Women Players.

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Eva McGonigle Legend Player/3rd Base started playing softball at the age of 12 with the Webster Dairy Buttercups of Glendale. Her Softball career started full throttle in 1958 with the formation of the Phoenix Blues. In 1962, the Phoenix Blues joined the Copper State League where Eva was selected: CSL All Star 12 straight years, ASA All State and Cactus Regional All Star 3rd Baseman. While with the Phoenix Blues, Eva won 5 CSL Championships, 6 ASA Metro Championships, 6 Independent State Championships and participated in 7 ASA Cactus Regional tournaments. Eva had a lifetime batting average of .401.
Kara Brun Player/Shortstop began playing softball at the age of 11 for the Phoenix Storm. In 1992, her Storm Team won the ASA 12 & Under National Championship. She was a member of the Storm Team that won the 2000 and 2001 ASA Woman’s Major National Championships. In 1999, Kara was selected to play on the USA Junior Olympic Team that took silver in the World Championship. Kara attended Deer Valley High School from 1995 to 1999, where she played varsity ball for four years. She was selected 2nd team West Regional All-American, and stills holds the most hits in at DVHS. In 1996, she was selected the Gatorade’s Arizona Athlete of the Year and was named Defensive Player of the year. In 1998, she was selected as a NFCA Second Team All American. While attending ASU from1999 to 2002, Kara was selected an Academic All-Pacific Region Team Member, co-Defensive Player of the Year, co-Scholar Athlete
Joe Lane Contributor has spent over 37 years serving as a youth softball coach, team manager with several youth teams. In 1998 he became ASA Deputy Junior Olympic Metro Commissioner. In 1978, Joe began coaching his youngest daughter, age 7, in the Paradise Valley Girls Softball League. When his second daughter wanted to play, Joe continued coaching until 1992. In 1998, ASA was looking for volunteers, and Joe answered the call. As the ASA Deputy Junior Olympic Metro Commissioner, Joe organized and ran several ASA JO tournaments including: State Tournaments, Phoenix Metros, Cactus Regionals and National Championships. These tournaments influenced the lives of thousands of youth softball players. When asked, Joe replies, “It’s not never about me”. He is respected by coaches, players, umpires, and parents.
Rick Beach Contributor became interested in fast pitch softball while living in Prescott. He played for local teams for a few years, then he traded in his glove for coaching girls’ softball. In 1983, Rick moved back to Phoenix where he began coaching his two daughters. First came, the Phoenix Firebirds, then the Phoenix Storm. The first youth national championship came in 1992 with the Phoenix Storm 12 & Under Team. From that beginning, the Phoenix Storm Teams coached and managed by Rick have captured several ASA Regional Championships, as well as, back to back ASA Women’s Major Championships in 2000 and 2001. Rick served as the ASA Metro Phoenix Commissioner for 10 years building a very strong ASA presence in the Metro Phoenix area. He is coaching today with the Mizuno Storm Beach 16 & Under team.
Jimmy Turner Veteran/Utility Player began playing Little League Baseball at an early age, but became interested in softball after watching a local game while visiting Phoenix. He wanted to play so he moved to Glendale and played on his first team called B & K. Jimmy joined the Schaefer-Smith-Ankeney Insurance Team and finally played for another great Arizona team called, 7th Avenue Auto Parts. During his 31+ years playing, he attended numerous State, Regional, and National Championships. His career batting average was .350+. Jim was as a member of the Schaefer-Smith-Ankeney Insurance Team was the Runner-Up Champion in the 1982 ISC World Championship.
This year’s induction banquet will be held at the Embassy Suites Phoenix North on August 8, 2015. Registration and a No Host Reception will be from 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM. During this time visit the memorabilia tables showcasing the lives of our inductees. Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM with the induction program to follow at 7:00 PM. Dinner will include prime rib, vegetables, bread, salad, and dessert. Cash bar will be located in the ballroom for the convenience of the attendees. Tickets for this year’s banquet will be $40.00. Please contact Bobbi Forner at 602-266-7125 for ticket information, or write to: (ASF) Bobbi Forner, 6336 North 11th St., Phoenix, AZ. 85014. Deadline for tickets is July 25th. There will be a Silent Auction and a 50-50 Raffle prior to the induction ceremony. Please note only cash and personal checks will be accepted for silent auction items and late dinner reservations.
COME JOIN YOUR FELLOW SOFTBALL FRIENDS FOR A NIGHT OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT AND TO HONOR ALL THE 2015 INDUCTEES INTO THE ARIZONA SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME

2015 NATIONALS
-Girls Class B 14U Western National – Prescott, Arizona
-Men’s 16” Slow-Pitch Class A National – Yuma, Arizona


2015 NATIONAL INVITATIONALS
-Co-Ed Sow-Pitch 12”/14” Class E /Rec National Invitational – Kingman, Arizona

2016 NATIONALS
-Girls 12U Class B Western National – Kingman, AZ
-Men’s 50 and Over Fast-Pitch National – Prescott, AZ


2017 NATIONALS
-Men’s Class E Slow-Pitch Western National – Yuma, AZ

ARIZONA ASA YOUTH FOUNDATION

Arizona ASA has our NEW Youth Foundation. Please consider donating your charitable funding (IRS deductable) to our 501c3 Corporation.

Our Board of Directors will use all charitable funding to allow the following improvements in our Youth Program:

  1. Scholarships for youth ASA registered players

  2. Team Travel subsidy for ASA JO National Championships

  3. Facility Improvements for Arizona ASA Partners (Field Owners)

  4. JO Coaches – Educational  (Clinics/Schools/ ACE)

  5. Youth ASA Registered Umpires – Educational (Clinics) &Travel Subsidy for ASA National Tournaments

Visit the Arizona Amateur Softball Association Youth Foundation Page on this website!!!



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