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USSSA Update - July 31, 2014
By Troy Mickelson
By Troy Mickelson
USSSA State Director
The weekend of July 12-13 we crowned our youth girls’ state champions. Congratulations to all the teams that participated and to host communities Burnsville, Oakdale and Champlin.
USSSA State Girls’ 10u & 16u
Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Burnsville, Lac Lavon Park
10u Champion: Golden Valley Rockets
16u Rec Champion: Hurricanes
16u Comp Champion: Galaxy
USSSA State Girl’s 14u
Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Champlin, Clyde Andrews Park
14u Rec Champion: Rebels
14u Comp Champion: Burnsville Firestorm
USSSA State Girl’s 12u & 19u
Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Oakdale, Richard Walton Park
12u Rec Champion: Sunnylane Sizzle
12u Comp Champion: Burnsville Blaze
19u Champion: Apollo Sluggers
The month of August we will be busy every weekend crowning all of our adult state champions. Thank you to the teams participating in the USSSA state tournaments and good luck.
Minnesota USSSA Adult State Slow-pitch Softball Tournaments
Men’s “B/C” Lac Lavon Park Burnsville, MN
Men’s “E” Airport Park Blaine, MN
Women’s “B/C” Lac Lavon Park Burnsville, MN
Women’s “D” Lac Lavon Park Burnsville, MN
Men’s “D” Comp Noble Park Brooklyn Park, MN
Men’s “D” Rec Airport Park Blaine, MN
With the postseason right around the corner, remember if you play on teams in different classes, you are eligible ONLY for those weekend and post season tournaments with your HIGHEST classified team. Teams found in violation of this will forfeit all awards and travel expense monies won and individual player eligibility may be placed in jeopardy. Ignorance is not an excuse; know the rules!
Central Division USSSA National Tournaments
Men’s “C” Bebops Sports Complex Blaine, MN
Men’s “D” Bebops Sports Complex Blaine, MN
August 29-September 1
Men’s “E” Hoing Rice Sports Complex Waterloo, IA
August 30-September 1
Women’s “B/C” Bebops Sports Complex Blaine, MN
Women’s “D” Bebops Sports Complex Blaine, MN
One last reminder, all teams going to World tournaments must play in their State tournament and a National tournament.
USSSA Softball Tournament
May 17 USSSA NIT Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Burnsville
Mens “Open”: H Auto LLC/Easton/MOA Hooters)
Men’s “D”: BPAthletics/Eurotech Auto
May 31-June 1 USSSA NIT Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Edina
Men’s “C/D”: Jokers Softball Club
Women’s “B/C/D”: TC Combat
June 14 USSSA NIT Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Blaine
Men’s “D”: Blueline/CR’s/Mikes Lawn
Care & MN Miken/James Lyon Const.
July 12-13 USSSA Qualifier Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Burnsville
Men’s “C/D/E”: Jokers Softball Club
Mixed “D/E”: Evolution
Women’s “B/C/D”: TC Combat
Last Blast All-Nighter USSSA Slow-pitch Softball Tournament
Teams come out and participate in the last MRPA/USSSA softball tournament before worlds and fall league. Tournament format is double-elimination for Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions. MRPA/USSSA is accepting registrations for Men’s C/D and E teams, Women’s B/C and D teams and Mixed D teams. Team entry fee is $200. Deadline to register is August 29. $225 after the deadline. Tournament will be played at Airport Park in Blaine on Sept. 5-6. Game times TBD. Tournament information will be available on www.mnrpa.org or for additional information contact Troy Mickelson at 763-571-1305 x 108. Make checks payable to MRPA or register online at mnrpa.org. All teams must be sanctioned with USSSA and your roster must be online.
USSSA World Tournaments
All world tournaments will have a three-game guarantee and all champions crowned in Florida will receive Josten’s rings.
MRPA/USSSA Hall of Fame Golf Tournament
The HOF Golf Tournament was canceled on June 19 due to inclement weather. The make-up date has been rescheduled for Friday, October 10 at Victory Links Golf Course in Blaine. Four person scramble. $85 per person that includes; green fees, golf cart, BBQ, tee gifts, door prizes, games on every hole and much more. 10 a.m. shotgun start. Visit our website at www.mnrpa.org to register.
Minnesota USSSA/MRPA Website:
National USSSA Website Access:
If I can be of any assistance in any of your softball needs, please call me at 763-571-1305 x 108 or 1-800-862-3659 x 108, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by my office at 200 Charles Street NE, Fridley, MN 55432.
REMEMBER – It is you, the player, coach, fan, director, umpire and association that make USSSA a GREAT organization and the place to be!