2015 MEN’S 16” CLASS A SP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
September 18, 19, and 20, 2015
Flyer and Entry Form
$400.00 plus $23 ASA Sanction Fee
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
Address: One City Plaza
City: Yuma State: AZ Zip: 85364
928-373-5200 Fax: 928-373-5244
Send Roster + Tournament Entry
Form + Entry Fee to:
City of Yuma Parks & Recreation
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
2015 CO-ED SLOW-PITCH 12”/14” SOFTBALL
NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
2-Game Pool Play Seeded Into Double
Elimination (4-Game Guarantee)
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.
Draw: Saturday Evening – TBA (After Pool Play is
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.
Forwarded to Team Manager's and also
Provided during Manager's Meeting.
Softballs: Women Hit 12” Softballs & Men Hit 14” Softballs.
Hotel : Hampton Inn & Suites - $109.00 Per Room – To
Reserve: (928) 692-0200
Reduced Code: ASA
DON FISHEL, COMMISSIONER
P.O. BOX 1850, PRESCOTT ARIZONA 86302
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
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
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.
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
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
-Girls Class B 14U Western National – Prescott, Arizona
16” Slow-Pitch Class A National – Yuma, Arizona
2015 NATIONAL INVITATIONALS
Sow-Pitch 12”/14” Class E /Rec National Invitational – Kingman,
-Girls 12U Class B Western National – Kingman, AZ
and Over Fast-Pitch National – Prescott, AZ
-Men’s Class E Slow-Pitch Western National – Yuma, AZ
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:
youth ASA registered players
Team Travel subsidy
for ASA JO National Championships
for Arizona ASA Partners (Field Owners)
JO Coaches –
Educational (Clinics/Schools/ ACE)
Youth ASA Registered
Umpires – Educational (Clinics) &Travel Subsidy for ASA
Visit the Arizona Amateur Softball Association Youth
on this website!!!
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