Pennsylvania Amateur Softball Association

"OFFICIAL"

Classification Guidelines and Rules Information Page

2009


Last Edited  -  01/31/2012


NEW UPDATED ASA of PA CODE 4.03 for the Reclassification of Teams

For Men's Slow Pitch

CLASS ‘E’ SLOW PITCH
Any team with four (4) or more roster members returning from any teams that:
1. Finishes in the top 10 percent (10%) in the Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania State Championship Finals. If a State Final is not contested, then the same guideline shall apply to the respective Eastern and Western State Finals.
2. May be moved up to Class-D at any time if the District Commissioner and/or Slow Pitch Committee along with the State Reclassification Board deems the team too strong for Class-E.

CLASS ‘D’ SLOW PITCH
Any team with four (4) or more roster members returning from any teams that:
1. Finishes in the top four (4) in the Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania State Championship Finals.

CLASS ‘C’ SLOW PITCH (This classification may also be called Class-C2)
Any team with four (4) or more roster members returning from any teams that:
1. Wins the Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania State Championship Finals.
NOTE. The teams competing in the Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania Class-C (or C2) State Tournament are ineligible for advancement to Nationals except for the State Champion.

CLASS ‘C-MAJOR’ SLOW PITCH (This classification may also be called Class-C1)
Any team with four (4) or more roster members returning from any teams that:
1. Wins the Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania State Championship Finals two (2) times in a three (3) year period and also finishes second in the other year.

CLASS ‘B’ SLOW PITCH
All Class-B teams (and Class-A teams also) will be dealt with on a case by case basis should the situation ever arise.

 


Reclassification of teams for 2009

These are the official move-ups as mandated by the state office. These were done in combination with the State Slow Pitch Committee, the State Reclassification Board and inputs if needed from the League Directors, Players Reps , Deputy Commissioners and District Commissioners. These Re-Classifications are in accordance with the new ASA of PA Code Section 4.03.

Each team affected is listed with their hometown or league along with their District and reason for the classification change. Any team can appeal the decision of the State office. Go to the Web Page on the ASA of PA site, print out the form, fill it out and then mail it to me (my address is listed). OR, if you talk to your commissioner and he is in full agreement with your request and supports your team's request, have him contact me and we’ll go from there. (http://www.paasa.org/Forms/appeal.htm)



2009 Reclassifications (from 2008)

MOVE-UPS
Class-C to Class-C Major:

J&P Auto/ Eagles Den, Norristown (14) - Code move-up - C State Champ – team split and folded
J&P Auto/Cannon/Hopson's, Norristown (14) - Code move-Class-C State Champ – Half of "new" J&P team

Class-D to Class-C Major:
Chaotikk Tatoo/Apex, York (5) - Committee move-up - roster additions
McKeesport PNA T5 #352, Steel Valley-Pittsburgh (10) - Committee move-up - roster additions

Class-D to Class-C
Baird Stone/Mags Pub, Pittston (1) - Committee move-up - roster additions
Trio's/Bud Light, Manheim (2) - Code move-up - Class-D State Champ - Lost Appeal, see below
Brooks Motors, Manheim (2) - Committee move-up - roster additions
Mike Cleck's Paving, Mifflintown (4) - Code move-up - Class-D State 4th Place
Great American Pub, Radnor (6) - Code move-up - C State Champ– Half of "new" J&P - Won Appeal, see below
Cook-Denome Bail Bonds, New Castle (9) - Code move-up - Class-D State 2nd Place
T-Bones/SVS, Norristown (14) - Commissioner Review/Committee move up
Moosic Diner, Old Forge (16) - Code move-up - Class-D State 3rd Place - Won Appeal, see below

Class-E to Class-D:
Kelly's Insurance/Trappe Tavern, Collegeville (14) - Code move-up - Class-E State Champ

MOVE-DOWNS
Class-B to Class-C Major:

Fisher’s Deli, Intercourse/Zinn’s (2) - Appeal approved, must follow league guidelines to play in Zinn’s Spring League

Class-C Major to Class-C:
Great American Pub, Radnor (6) - Appeal requested and approved by Commissioner/Committee
AIA/Enola, Tri-County/Harrisburg (11) - Appeal requested and approved by Commissioner/Committee
Mel’s Pub/TNT, Norristown (14) - Appeal requested and approved by Commissioner – team folded

Class-C Major to Class-D:
Tipsy Turtle/Ironhead, Kingston (1) – Commissioner Review/Committee move down
APC/Louie’s Auto Razorbacks, York (5) - Appeal approved by Commissioner/Committee

Class-C to Class-D:
Kelly’s Pub, Pittston (1) - Commissioner Request/Committee move down
Unwanted Softball/Cramps, Palmer Twp-Easton (3) - Won Appeal - approved by Commissioner/Committee
Ronnie Folk Paving, Trexlertown (3) - Won Appeal - approved by Commissioner/Committee
Chaos/R&S Flooring, Northhampton (3) - Won Appeal - approved by Commissioner/Committee
Monogramming Plus, Lewisburg (4) - Won Appeal - approved by Commissioner/Committee
Pilgrim’s Car Care (Prim Barn), York (5) - Won Appeal - approved by Commissioner/Committee
Blaze Softball (Hooters), York (5) - Won Appeal - approved by Commissioner/Committee
Great American Pub, Radnor (6) - Appeal requested and approved by Commissioner/Committee
M&M Medical/Team Diesel, Mountain Top (8) - Won Appeal - approved by Commissioner/Committee
Monessen Eagles (King's/Pizon's), Steel Valley-McKeesport) - Deputy Commish Request/Committee move down- new team
David H. Martin Excavating, Chambersburg (11) - Won Appeal - approved by Commissioner/Committee
Sutton Refrigeration, Northside-Hazleton (12) - Won Appeal - approved by Commissioner/Committee
Moosic Diner, Old Forge (16) - Won Appeal - Commissioner Request/Committee move-down

Class-D to Class-E:
The Bulls Evolution, Pittston (1) - Commissioner Request/Committee move-down
Shockers, Pittston (1) - Commissioner Request/Committee move-down
W-B DPW, Wilkes-Barre (1) - Commissioner Request/Committee move-down
Beer Boys/One-Eyed Willies, Kingston (1) - Commissioner Request/Committee move-down
Piero’s Pizza, Lancaster (2) - Commissioner Request/Committee move-down
Young Guns, Millennium-Sunday (6) - Commissioner Request/Committee move-down
Hibsman Agency, Quakertown (15) - Commissioner Request/Committee move-down

APPEALS DENIED
Trio's/Bud Light, Manheim (2) - Committee denied appeal to play Class-D (Remains Class-C)
Shealers Garage, Hanover (5) – Committee/Area Commissioner denied appeal to play Class-D (Remains Class-C)
Shinetime (Shamrock), Punxsutawney (13) - Committee denied appeal to play Class-D (Remains Class-C)
MCC/Fat Jacks, Easton (3) - Committee denied appeal to play Class-D (Remains Class-C)

CLASSIFICATION ADJUSTMENTS
Hursh Painting, Zinn's-Denver (2) - Adjustment- Played in Class-C States - still Class-D per Commissioner
White Oak Tavern, Herndon (4) - Adjustment- Played in Class-C States - still Class-D per Commissioner
Amity Leasing, Sunbury (4) - Adjustment- Played in Class-C States - still Class-D per Commissioner
Tribe, West Brandywine (6) - Adjustment- Played in Class-C States - still Class-D per Commissioner
Peppers Restaurant, Norristown (14) - Adjustment- Played in Class-C-Major States - still Class-C per Commissioner

NATIONAL DECISIONS
Jafo Development, Palmer-Easton (3) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-C or higher - (13th, 3-2)
Vigilant, York (5) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-C or higher - (17th, 2-2)
Tailgators/Worth/Wampum, Steel Valley-McKeesport (10) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-C or higher - (9th, 5-2)
Santana Banana, Tri-County-Mechanicsburg (11) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-C or higher - (25th, 2-2)
Bill's Bar, Punxsutawny (13) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-D or higher - (49th, 2-2)
Anthony Rentals, Norristown (14) - National ASA Restriction to play Class-D or higher - (17th, 4-2)

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INFORMATION ONLY - 2009 Sponsor Changes/Team Mergers - classification still the same:

Class-C Major (under state control)
Titans/Sabres/Blackhawks, Intercourse (District-2)  =>  What was left of all three teams merged into one team – Titans, Intercourse
JAFO Development, Palmer Twp-Easton (District-3)   =>  Team split apart – new team is called Wagner Farms/Torco Supply, Easton
Adams Creek/Smashmouth/T-Time, New Castle (District-9)   =>  Merged with A-Plus Appraisals of Ohio – new name - Quaker State, New Castle
Streamline Fitness/P&J/Ann’s/ABR, Bethel Park (Dist-10)   =>  CP Supply, Bethel Park, new P&J team in Bethel Park, no relation to original
Team Audicity, Steel Valley-Pittsburgh (District-10)   =>  Team Audacity merged with some Tailgators - McKeesport PNA 352 T5, Steel Valley-Pittsburgh
Tailgators, Steel Valley-Pittsburgh (District-10)   =>  Tailgators merged with Longo’s – Tailgators/Worth/Wampum Hardware, South Hills-Pittsburgh
King’s Investigations/Square News/Pizons, Pittsburgh (Dist-10)   =>  Old team in Steel Valley League - Monnessen Eagles/All Crane, Steele Valley-Pittsburgh
J&P Auto/Eagles Den, Norristown (District-14)   =>  J&P split up, merged with Cannon – J&P Auto/Cannon Roofing/Hopson’s Seal, Norristown

Class-D
Mad Tees/Sports Jes/Maniacs, Kingston (District-1)   =>  Miller Lite, Kingston (new sponsor)
Mimmo’s Restaurant/Pumps, Reading (District-3)   =>  Merged with Loose Ends and couple G.Muzik players – Queen City Restaurant, Reading
Reichardt’s Remodeling, Reading (District-3)   =>  Iron Post Pub, Reading (new sponsor)
HY Pressure Wash, Reading (District-3)   =>  Stud Softball, Reading (new sponsor)
Team Chaos/PK Builders, Easton (District-3)   =>  Chaos lost PK players, merged with R&S of Northhampton (“E”) - Chaos/R&S Floors, Northhampton
Apex/Louie's Auto/APC/ Razorbacks, York (District-5)   =>  Classification still under commissioner review – Louie’s Razorbacks, York
Hooters, York (District-5)   =>  Blaze Softball, York (new sponsor)
Prim Barn, York (District-5)   =>  Pilgrim’s Car Care, York (new sponsor)
Knights, York (District-5)   =>  Backers Brewers, York (new sponsor)
C-Town/Shiderly’s, New Castle (District-9)   =>  M&M Insurance, New Castle (new sponsor from last year)
Down & Dirty/Spectrum Softball, Norristown (District-14)   =>  Two teams merged- Down & Dirty/Spectrum Softball, Norristown


Class-E
Capone's Bar & Grill, White Haven-Drifton (District-12) => Half of the former Class-D - Wooden Nickel, Northside-Hazleton (District-12), now Class-E
A&D, White Haven-Drifton (District-12)  => Half of the former Class-D - Wooden Nickel, Northside-Hazleton (District-12), now Class-E
 

ANY MORE UPDATED CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON HERE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
 



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