Pennsylvania Amateur Softball Association

"OFFICIAL"

Classification Guidelines and Rules Information Page

2008


Last Edited  -  01/24/2012


 

2008 Reclassifications (from 2007)

MOVE-UPS
Moved from Class-C to Class-B

Gates Logging, Howard (8) - Code move-up - Won Class-C States- Won Appeal to C-Major, see below

Moved from Class-B to Class-C-Major
Lefty's Irish Pub, Marcus Hook/West Chester (6) - Commissioner Review/Committee Move down

Moved from Class-D to Class-C-Major
Santana Banana, Harrisburg (11) - Code move-up - Won Class-D State Finals (Commissioner request to C Major)

Moved from Class-D to Class-C
Weavers Masonry, Denver (2) - Code move-up - Won Class-D Central Area States
Team Chaos/PK Builders, Easton (3) - Code move-up - Won Class-D Northeastern Area States
Ronnie Folk Paving, Trexlertown (3) - Code move-up - Finished in top-8 in two consecutive years
Pumps Inc., Reading (3) - Committee move-up - Won Appeal back to D, see below
Amity Leasing, Sunbury (4) - Committee move-up- Won Appeal back to D, see below
Cramer Paving/Season’s Restaurant, Lewistown (4) – Committee move-up
Aggies, Hanover (5) - Code move-up - Finished in top-8 in two consecutive years
Tom n Jerry's Outlaws, Ridley (6) - Code move-up - won Class-D Southeastern/North Central Area States
Eagles Den Sports Bar/J&P Transport (Great American Pub), Upland (6) - District move-up
Giannilli’s II, Greensburg (10) - Code move-up - Won Class-D West States and 2nd in Class-D-State Finals
Stonehouse/DPS, Punxsutawney (13) - Commissioner Review/Committee move-up
Shamrock/Shinetime, Punxsutawney (13) - Commissioner Review/Committee move-up

MOVE-DOWNS
Moved from Class-B to Class-C-Major
Fishers Deli, Intercourse (2) – Appeal to move down withdrawn (remains Class-B team)
Craig’s Bullshippers, Manheim (2) – Appeal approved at Spring Meeting to move down
Wagner Farms, Bethlehem (3) – Won state appeal to move down
Gates Logging, Howard (8) - Appeal approved at Spring Meeting to move down

Moved from Class-C-Major to Class-C
Locker Room/M&M Medical, Forest Hills (8) - Won Appeal at Spring Meeting to move down

Moved from Class-C to Class-D
Mags Pub/Baird Stone, Kingston/Luzerne (1) - Commissioner Review/Committee move-down
Mimmo's/Pumps Inc., Reading (3) - Commissioner Review/Committee move down
HY Pressure Wash, Reading (3) - Commissioner Review/Committee move down
Geedey’s Towing/Haines, McAlisterville (4) - Commissioner Review/Committee down
Heim’s Disposal, Herndon (4) - Commissioner Review/Committee move down
Amity Leasing, Sunbury (4) - Commissioner Review/Committee move down
White Oak Tavern, Herndon (4) - Commissioner Review/Committee move down
Diddy’s Bar, New Bethlehem (9) - Commissioner Review/Committee move down
Jake’s Café, Freeland (12) - Commissioner Review/Committee move down
G Muzik/Jim Reilly's Bar, Reading (3) - Won Appeal at Spring Meeting to move down

NATIONAL DECISIONS
Brickyard Sports Bar, Manheim (2) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-C or higher - (17th, 3-2)
Ronnie Folk Paving, Trexlertown (3) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-D or higher - (17th, 3-2)
Lewisburg Legion, Lewisburg (4) - Won ASA National Appeal to move down from Class-B to Class-C
Shorbs, York (5) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-C or higher - (5th, 4-2)
Vigilant, York (5) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-C or higher - (25th, 2-2)
Gianilli's, Westmoreland County (10) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-D or higher - (13th, 6-2)
Santana Banana, Tri-County-Mechanicsburg (11) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-D or higher - (33rd, 2-2)


 

REMEMBER - EVERY TEAM HAS THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THEIR CLASSIFICATION

 


CLASS-C-MAJOR/ CLASS-C STATES UPDATE:

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR SIGNED ROSTER AND ENTRANCE FEE INTO BARRY SHARP BY JULY 12th. PLEASE GO THROUGH YOUR DISTRICT COMMISSIONER TO AVOID ANY DELAYS. BARRY HAS TO SET UP 2 SEPARATE TOURNAMENTS AND NEEDS A COUPLE EXTRA DAYS TO PREPARE.

Here are the current Class-C-Major and Class-C Teams and their status for the upcoming "C" States on July 19-20 Weekend.

Coming to C-Major-States: Team Name (Other previous names), League/Home town (District)
1. Ironhead (Tipsy Turtle/Fabri-Kal), Kingston (1)
2. Landis Express/V&S/Al’s Exxon/Team Combat, Zinn's-Denver (2)
3. New Holland Legion (Usners), Zinn's-Denver (2)
4. Brickyard Sports Bar (Phillips Ford), Manheim (2)
5. Craig’s Bullshippers, Manheim (2)
6. JAFO Development (Jackdaddy’s), Palmer Township Spring-Easton (3)
7. Pennsylvania Avenue Sports/Dan's Den, Sunbury (4)
8. Lewisburg Legion, Lewisburg (4)
9. Vigilant Social Club, York (5)
10. Apex/Louie's Auto/APC/Jackie B's Razorbacks (Apex and Razorbacks), York (5)
11. Tailgaters/Worth/Wampum Hardware, Steel Valley-Pittsburgh (10)
12. AIA/Enola Sportsmen, Tri County-Harrisburg (11)
13. Santana Banana, Tri County-Harrisburg (11)
14. TNT Sports Club (Mel’s Pub), Norristown (14)

Not Coming to C-Major-States:
1. Titans, Intercourse (2)
2. Ray Myers/Smokers Outlet (Custom Blends), York (5)
3. Jitters Sports Bar (Lefty’s Irish Pub), West Chester (6)
4. Gates Logging, Howard-State College (8)
5. Adams Creek (Smash Mouth/T-Time), New Castle (9)
6. McKeesport PNA 352 Silverbacks (Team Audacity), Steel Valley-Pittsburgh (10)
7. ABR/CP Supply (Streamline Fitness/P&J), Bethel Park (10)
8. Longo's/Ugly Dog Saloon/APRS, Steel Valley-Pittsburgh (10)

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Coming to C-States: Team Name (Other previous names), League/Home town (District)
1. Seibert’s Trucking/Casner’s, Elizabethtown (2)
2. Rebels, Intercourse (2)
3. Chaos/PK Builders, Palmer Township Spring-Easton (3)
4. Amity Leasing, Sunbury (4)
5. Savorys/Team Combat/ADU (P&W Sharks), York (5)
6. Hooters, York (5)
7. Keystone Concrete, Brookville (13)
8. Paragon Alliance, Norristown (14)
9. Cannon Roofing, Norristown (14)
10. Pepper’s Restaurant (Bridgeport Pizza), Norristown (14)
11. J&P Auto/Eagles Den/AJ Catagnus/Great American Pub, Norristown (14)

Class-D Teams that have committed to play in the Class-C States
12. Mags Pub/Baird Stone, Kingston/Luzerne (1) – Class-D
13. Hurst Painting, Zinn's-Denver (2) – Class-D
14. E&G Concrete, Zinn's-Denver (2) – Class-D
15. White Oak Tavern, Herndon (4) – Class-D
16. T-Bones Softball, Norristown (14) – Class-D
17. The Tribe, Norristown (14) – Class-D

Not Coming to C-States:
1. Kelly’s Pub, Luzerne (1)
2. Jaguars, Intercourse (2)
3. Sabres, Intercourse (2)
4. Blackhawks, Intercourse (2)
5. Elanco Chiropractic/JS Garman Electric (Weaver Masonry), Palmyra (2)  - USSSA League
6. PA Ave Sports/Kunsman Roofing/Jokers Bar (Cramps and Line Drive), Palmer Township-Easton (3)
7. Ronnie Folk Paving, Trexlertown (3)
8. Monogramming Plus, Lewisburg (4)
9. Season’s Restaurant (Cramer Paving), Lewistown (4)
10. Aggies, Hanover (5)
11. Pro Co./Shorbs, York (5)
12. Prim Barn (556 VFW), York (5)
13. Tom n Jerry’s Outlaws, Marcus Hook (6) - NSA League
14. Mickey's Amusements/M&M Medical (Locker Room), Forest Hills (8)
15. Gera Exterminating/Giannilli's II, Westmoreland-Greensburg (10)
16. Chambersburg Moose Lodge #842, Chambersburg (11)
17. Sutton Refrigeration, Northside-Hazelton (12)
18. East American Motor Sports (Stonehouse/DPS), Punxsutawney (13)
19. Grapeville Station (Shinetime/Shamrock), Punxsutawney (13)
 




CLASS-B/Open - Basic Rules:

1. Class-B Open State Championship (July 26-27 in Manheim’s Rapho Fields – 320 foot fences)

2. Guaranteed $1000 first place “travel fee” prize to the winner. (Minimum of 6 teams entered)

3. Any team in the state is eligible to compete. Teams may be formed from any collection of ASA players who played for a team in any ASA registered league. They will need to pay a $20 roster fee and hand in an ASA roster before the start of play in this tournament. This is an open roster event and players who played for other teams in different classifications are encouraged to play and will not jeopardize their membership on their normal ASA team. There will be NO qualifiers for this Class.



CLASS-B/Open - Basic Guidelines:

For Class-B/Open States, just bring your roster to the Class-B/Open State Championship Tournament and ASA of PA State Deputy Slow Pitch Commissioner and class-B/open Tournament Director Mike Shenk will sign off on your team as open rosters are allowed for this event.


Class-B Team:
Fishers Deli, Intercourse (2) – state appeal withdrawn by the team manager (B to C). They decided against playing ASA for 2008, except Class-B/Open States.


CLASS-C Major & Class-C - Basic Rules:

1. Class-C will be divided up into two separate levels to promote a more competitive state championship. Both State Championships will be held in York (July 19-20) and both will use the ASA Class-C National Code Rules. The two (2) levels of Class-C will be called Class-C Major and Class-C.

2. Top-8 Class-C Major teams are guaranteed a Class-C National berth. All Class-C Major teams are eligible to advance to National Championship play should more berths become available. Only the winner of the Class-C States is guaranteed a Class-C National berth. The only Paid berths are from the six (6) National Qualifiers and the Class-C Major State Champion. The York Memorial Weekend Class-C Qualifier Winner also gets a paid berth, but that is from the Central Atlantic Region. If any of the National Qualifiers get cancelled, the paid berth from that cancelled Qualifier goes back into the state championship for Class-C Major.

3. There will be six (6) Class-C National Qualifiers and one (1) Central Atlantic Regional National Qualifier scheduled. All Class-C Major AND Class-C teams may enter National Qualifiers, if a Class-C team wins one of these National Qualifiers, they will have to play Class-C Major States. All teams winning a National Qualifier MUST play in the Class-C Major States to validate their national berth.

4. All Class-C teams that are registered with ASA in an ASA sanctioned league may enter the Class-C states. You do NOT have to enter a qualifer to be eligible for state championship play. But, you must go through your District Commissioner to gain admittance into the States (rosters and entrance fees are supposed to be given to your commissioner and forwarded to the State Tournament Director). No exceptions.

5. All ASA of PA advanced play rosters MUST be turned into your District Commissioner by June 1st. So the Slow Pitch Committee can review all the rosters to check validity of all the teams and ensure the teams are classified properly. They will also input all the Class-C teams into a Data base to track rosters of these teams. If your teams name does not appear on the list for Class-C teams, you will be forced to play Class-C Major. Unless you are a Class-D team and wish to enter the Class-C States (this is why we have to go through our District Commissioners as they will inform the State Tournament Director of this stuff). So, please submit your rosters so we have no problems.

6. All If, at any time during the season, a Class-C team looks much stronger than first thought, the District
Commissioner can recommend to the Slow Pitch Committee that this team be moved up to Class-C Major. The same goes with Class-C Major. If any team at this level starts dominating it’s local area and also starts winning large tournaments with ease, then the District Commissioner can recommend to the Slow Pitch Committee that this team be moved up to Class-B.



CLASS-C Basic Guidelines:

For Class-C Major/Class-C States, Barry Sharp will have a list of the teams in both levels on play for 2008. Your team name will either appear on the Class-C Major list or the Class-C list. If your team does not appear on either list, you will be required to play Class-C Major unless you are a Class-D team that wishes to play in the Class-C States. Barry Sharp should receive all rosters and monies from the Commissioners of each team entering either of the Class-C State Championship events. As a Class-C team, you will NOT be required to play in a Class-C District-Qualifier or District Championship to be eligible for State Championship play. Your Commissioner may recommend that you do, but it is your decision as a team as long as you have followed the guidelines set forth by the ASA of PA Code for a Class-C team by playing in an ASA League (or NASF League which requires that you be ASA registered as well). No “independent” teams will be allowed to play in either of the ASA Class-C state events. It is up to the Commissioner or his designee to determine this. If a Class-C team has any problems, please call the State Slow Pitch Commissioner (Steve Dimitry 610-539-9297) or the State Deputy Slow Pitch Commissioner (Mike Shenk 717-203-7420) and we will work with your commissioner to ensure that you meet your eligibility requirements into either of the Class-C events. The Commissioner can and usually does have the final say, but we all have to work together to make this work.


Class-C Major Teams
Ironhead (Tipsy Turtle/Fabri-Kal), Kingston (1)
Landis Express/V&S/Al’s Exxon/Team Combat, Zinn's-Denver (2)
New Holland Legion (Usners), Zinn's-Denver (2)
Brickyard Sports Bar (Phillips Ford), Manheim (2)
Titans, Intercourse (2)
Craig’s Bullshippers, Manheim (2) – won state appeal at March 2008 meeting and also a district move-down (B to C)
JAFO Development (Jackdaddy’s), Palmer Township Spring-Easton (3)
Pennsylvania Avenue Sports/Dan's Den, Sunbury (4)
Lewisburg Legion, Lewisburg (4) – won national appeal (B to C)
Vigilant Social Club, York (5)
Apex/Louie's Auto/APC/Jackie B's Razorbacks (Apex and Razorbacks), York (5)
Ray Myers/Smokers Outlet (Custom Blends), York (5)
Jitters Sports Bar (Lefty’s Irish Pub), West Chester (6) – district move down (B to C)
Gates Logging, Howard-State College (8) – won state appeal (B to C)
Adams Creek (Smash Mouth/T-Time), New Castle (9)
Longo's/Ugly Dog Saloon/APRS, Steel Valley-Pittsburgh (10)
McKeesport PNA 352 Silverbacks (Team Audacity), Steel Valley-Pittsburgh (10)
Tailgaters/Clancy's/VFW 5008, Steel Valley-Pittsburgh (10)
Streamline Fitness/ABR/CP Supply (P&J), Bethel Park (10)
AIA/Enola Sportsmen, Tri County-Harrisburg (11)
Santana Banana, Tri County-Harrisburg (11) – code move up (D to C)
TNT Sports Club (Mel’s Pub), Norristown (14)
Wagner Farms, Bethlehem (3) – won state appeal (B to C) – FOLDED (listed for info purposes only, still a league team in Bethlehem)
Pittsburgh Fury (Team Fury), Pittsburgh (10) – FOLDED (listed for info purposes only)

Class-C Teams
Kelly’s Pub, Luzerne (1)
Jaguars, Intercourse (2)
Seibert’s Trucking/Casner’s, Elizabethtown (2)
Sabres, Intercourse (2)
Rebels, Intercourse (2)
Blackhawks, Intercourse (2)
Elanco Chiropractic/JS Garman Electric (Weaver Masonry), Palmyra (2) – code move up (D to C)
PA Ave Sports/Kunsman Roofing/Jokers Bar (Cramps and Line Drive), Palmer Township-Easton (3)
Chaos/PK Builders, Palmer Township Spring-/Easton (3) – code move up (D to C)
Ronnie Folk Paving, Trexlertown (3) – code move up (D to C)
Monogramming Plus, Lewisburg (4)
Season’s Restaurant (Cramer Paving), Lewistown (4) – committee move up (D to C)
Amity Leasing, Sunbury (4) – committee move up (D to C)
Pro Co./Shorbs, York (5)
Savorys/Team Combat/ADU (P&W Sharks), York (5)
Hooters, York (5)
Prim Barn (556 VFW), York (5)
Aggies, Hanover (5) – code move up (D to C)
Tom n Jerry’s Outlaws, Marcus Hook (6) – code move up (D to C)
J&P Auto/Eagles Den/AJ Catagnus/Great American Pub, Millennium-Upland (6) - district move up (D to C)
Mickey's Amusements/M&M Medical/Locker Room, Forest Hills (8) – committee move down (C-Major to C)
Gera Exterminating/Giannilli's II, Westmoreland-Greensburg (10) – code move up (D to C)
Chambersburg Moose Lodge #842, Chambersburg (11)
Sutton Refrigeration, Northside-Hazelton (12)
East Coast Motor Sports (Stonehouse/DPS), Punxsutawney (13) – committee move up (D to C)
Grapeville Station (Shamrock/Shinetime), Punxsutawney (13) – committee move up (D to C)
Keystone Concrete, Brookville (13)
Paragon Alliance, Norristown (14)
Cannon Roofing, Norristown (14)
Pepper’s Restaurant (Bridgeport Pizza), Norristown (14)
Road Scholar/Stubby’s, Intercourse (2) - FOLDED (listed for info purposes only)


CLASS-D Basic Rules:

1. Class-D divided up into two separate Areas (Eastern to be held in Drifton and Western to be held in Meadville). Both
Area State Championships will be held on July 19-20 and will use the ASA Class-D National Code Rules.

2. Class-D State Finals will be held in Drifton (August 9-10). The top-8 teams from the Eastern and Western Area States will qualify for the State finals along with the 16 Class-D District Champions and the Memorial Weekend York Central Atlantic National Regional Qualifier Winner. If an out of state team wins, then the highest finishing Pennsylvania team will qualify as the 33rd team in Class-D state finals. For the East and West Area State, only the Top-4 will be paid berths to the State Finals (Same as last year). If one of the teams that qualifies wishes not to participate, the NEXT team in the standings will be offered the berth and that team will be placed in the spot of the team that cancelled.

3. There will be six (6) Class-D National Qualifiers and one (1) Central Atlantic Regional National Qualifier scheduled. All Class-D teams may enter National Qualifiers. All teams winning a national Qualifier MUST play in one of the Class-D Area States to validate their national berth. (Note, as mentioned earlier, the memorial weekend winner goes directly to the state finals). The only Paid berths are from the six (6) National Qualifiers and the Class-D State Champion. The York Memorial Weekend Class-D Qualifier Winner also gets a paid berth, but that is from the Central Atlantic Region. If any of the National Qualifiers get cancelled, the paid berth goes back into the state championship for Class-D.

4. All Class-D teams that are registered with ASA in an ASA sanctioned league are eligible to compete in advanced play. You must go through your District Commissioner and play in your Class-D District Qualifier or be named the Class-D District Champion by your commissioner should no qualifier be played. District Champs will get a berth directly to the state finals and all other teams qualifying through their districts will be sent either to the Eastern or Western Area State Tournaments where you have to finish in the top-8 to qualify for the state finals. No exceptions.

5. All ASA of PA advanced play rosters MUST be turned into your District Commissioner by June 1st. The Slow Pitch Committee will review all the rosters to check validity of all the teams and ensure the teams are classified properly. So, please submit your rosters so we have no problems.

6. The teams listed in the Class-D listing are teams that competed in the Class-D ASA advanced play last and proved that they can compete and be competitive at the Class-D level. They either won two games at the Area State or State Final level and ASA of PA will follow the “restricted classification” rule. These teams listed are the only Class-D teams that can appeal to the State Classification Committee if they feel strongly enough they can not compete at the Class-D State level. All other teams will be classified within their own district with recommendations of the District Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and the League commissioner. If any “problems” arise, The Slow Pitch Committee will step in and settle the dispute by investigating further in the matter. Remember, we must all work together for the sake of the teams and be fair as possible.

 

CLASS-D Basic Guidelines:

For Class-D States, it will be business as usual as each District Commissioner or his designee will hold a District Championship Qualifying tournament in his district to determine the District Champion. You MUST enter your Class-D District Championship Tournament to be eligible for state championship play. The winning team or District Champion will receive an automatic berth to the Class-D State Finals. Whether it is a paid berth or not depends on your District Commissioner and the way he chooses to run his Class-D event. All other teams that enter the Class-D District Championship Qualifier will automatically qualify for either the East or West State Championship. The top eight (8) teams in each Class-D Area (East or West) State Championship Tournament will then qualify for the Class-D State Finals. The top four (4) will receive paid berths and the remaining four (4) berths will have to be self-funded by each team. The Class-D State Championship bracket will be pre-determined and each District Champ and team qualifying in the Area States will know exactly when and who they play. These 32 teams along with the York Memorial Weekend Regional Qualifier winner will comprise the 33 teams that will vie for the Clas-D State Championship. For the York Regional Qualifier, if a Pennsylvania team does not win, the highest finishing Pennsylvania team will get the State Final Berth.


Class-D Teams that have already committed to play in the Class-C States in 2008
Mags Pub/Baird Stone, Kingston/Luzerne (1) - district move-down (C to D) – will play Class-C States
Hurst Painting, Zinn's-Denver (2) – Class-D team - will play Class-C States
E&G Concrete, Zinn's-Denver (2) – Class-D team - will play Class-C States
The Tribe , Gap (2) – Class-D team - will play Class-C States
White Oak Tavern, Herndon (4) – Class-D team - will play Class-C States
T-Bones Softball, Norristown (14) – Class-D team - will play Class-C States

Class-D Teams that changed classification (C to D) from 2007
Mags Pub/Baird Stone, Kingston/Luzerne (1) - district move-down (C to D) – will play Class-C States
G-Muzik (Jim Reilly’s Beer Barn), Reading (3) – won state appeal at March 2008 Meeting (C to D)
Mimmo's (Pumps Inc.), Reading (3) – district move down (C to D)
HY Pressure Wash, Reading (3) – district move down (C to D)
Heim’s Disposal, Herndon (4) - district move-down (C to D)
Geedey’s Towing (Haines Payroll), McAlisterville (4) – district move down (C to D)
Diddy’s Bar, New Bethlehem (9) - district move- down (C to D)
Jake’s Café, Freeland (12) - district move- down (C to D)


I will not list any Class-D teams other then those above. The District Commissioners are the ones that will determine who is Class-D in their own District. That is their right.


CLASS-E Basic Rules:

1. Class-E divided up into two separate State Championships (Eastern to be held in Drifton and Western to be held in New Castle). Both Area State Championships will be held on July 19-20 and will use the ASA Class-D National Code Rules. There will be no State Finals, since this is an experimental year for Class-E, two State Champs will be crowned

2. There will be no National Qualifiers as there is no Class-E on a National level, so Class-E has no advancement past
the States.

3. All Class-E teams that are registered with ASA in an ASA sanctioned league are eligible to compete in advanced play. You must go through your District Commissioner and play in your Class-E District Qualifier or be named the Class-E District Champion by your commissioner should no qualifier be played. The District Champ and every team that entered the District Qualifier are eligible for the Eastern or Western State Championship. The only reason Class-E teams are asked to enter a District Championship Qualifier is so that the District Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Area Commissioner, League Commissioner or Player Rep can validate that your team is indeed a Class-E team. The Districts are asked that the entrance fees for these qualifiers be kept to a minimum as these teams have a very small budget and we want to encourage as many teams to enter as possible. The Slow Pitch Committee has no right to tell a Commissioner what to charge or what kind of paid berths are awarded, if any. That is up to each individual District. So if your District does not have a paid berth to the Class-E District winner, that is because he probably lowered the entrance fee to the bare minimum.

4. A Class-E team CAN be moved up at any time by the District Commissioner and/or the slow pitch committee depending on how they do during the 2008 season prior to advanced play and especially after the Class-E District championships.



CLASS-E Basic Guidelines:

For Class-E States, there will be two (2) separate state champs for 2008, this classification if an experimental one for this year to see if enough interest can be generated for future play in this class. In this class, each District Commissioner or his designee will hold a District Championship Qualifying tournament in his district to determine the District Champion. You MUST enter your Class-E District Championship Tournament to be eligible for state championship play. Your Commissioner may recommend that you play in an invitational tournament event and the Slow Pitch Committee also recommends that you do so also to get your team prepared for tournament play. The State Classification and Slow Pitch Committee along with each District Commissioner will work TOGETHER to ensure that all teams wishing to enter either of the Class-E State Championship events. This Class will need a lot of support from the District Commissioner to the Deputy Commissioners to the Area Commissioners to the Player Reps all the way down to each individual League Director to ensure that these teams are indeed Class-E and from an ASA registered league that is “recreational” in nature. And when the Area States brackets are drawn up, pending on how many teams are entered, the District Champs can get the byes or the later starts as a bonus for winning their District.

The District Commissioners are the ones that will determine who is Class-E in their own District. That is their right.


ASA of PA Slow Pitch Softball Committee Board Members
Andy Loechner - State Commissioner
Steve Dimitry - Slow Pitch State Commissioner, District 14 Deputy Commissioner
Mike Shenk - Slow Pitch State Deputy Commissioner, Lancaster County Deputy Commissioner
Dave Persing - Deputy State Commissioner, Central Area Vice President, District 4 Commissioner
Dean Amick- State President, District 8 Commissioner
Guy Demaio- Western Area Vice President, Districts 9 & 10 Commissioner
Bill Robison  - State Executive Director, District 11 Commissioner
Ron Trimble - District 1 Commissioner
Steve Fornadel - District 2 Commissioner
Barry Sharp  - District 5 Commissioner
Sully Gelet - District 14 Commissioner
Bob Ream - District 2 NASF Tournament Director and UIC.
Dan Isaacs - State Player Rep
Glenn Henne - State Deputy Player Rep
Scott Greiner - District 2 Player Rep

This committee also had help from every single commissioner and many deputy commissioners, player reps, some influential players and league directors from around the state. I didn't want to list the players and league directors as some wish to remain anonymous and the special people on this list and who helped me and took the time to go over their teams and offer suggestions, you know who you are, Thank You - Steve Dimitry

 



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