James (Jimmy) Rogers, Henry Culley and Horace Ellingsworth were inducted into the DASA Hall of Fame in the presence of more than 75 friends including HOF members Jack Hudson, Fred Mason, Gene Schaen, Bill Karbonick, John Loeb, Sam Casalvera and Bob Hudson.
Another Loss to DASA
Recent DASA Hall of Fame inductee, Horace passed away on March 31st.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Horace be remembered by a donation to Toys For Tots, (envelopes will be provided at the memorial service to be placed on a tree) or sent to Toys For Tots c/o Pippin Funeral Home. Letters of condolence can be sent via www.pippinfuneralhome.com.
Delaware Umpire Named to World Cup of Softball Crew
DASA Deputy UIC, ASA/USA Elite and ISF Certified umpire Diane Carden has been named one of the three ASA umpires representing the USA at the World Cup of Softball VII . The WCOS will run from June 28th to July 2nd in the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium & Complex in Oklahoma City, OK. There will be a fair amount of coverage of this tournament by ESPN.
Diane is a member of DSUA and serves as the assignor. She is the Rules Interpreter for Delaware's HS softball governing body, DIAA. Diane, also, works a heavy NCAA schedule and will hopefully see some post-season action this year.
This is a great honor for Diane and a positive reflection on Delaware ASA and DSUA.
COA's Purnell Griffin Retires
Capitol Officials Assn. gave a fond farewell to their long-time member and assignor, Purnell Griffin. Purnell will be relocating to Bossier City, LA, close to his family. His grandchildren have not been told yet, but Griff has some energetic times planned for them.
Congratulations to the DASA umpires who received assignments to ASA National Championships and World Cup play:
Diane Carden, World Cup of Softball
Dave Mattern, USA/ASA Girls 18U JO
Harry Leitner, ASA 14U/18U Eastern
Thom May, ASA Men's D Eastern
Ryan Melson, ASA Men's C/E Eastern
DASA Loses Former Umpire
Steve Simione passed away last week after a long illness.
Steve was a long time umpire with DSUA.
Memorial services will be at 7 pm on Friday, December 21 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Stanton, where visitation will begin at 3:30 pm. Burial will be private.
The family suggests contributions in Steve's memory to either Compassionate Friends, P.O.Box 114, Rockland DE 19732 or St. Mark's UMC, 1700 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19804.
2011 State and National Championships
DASA would like to thank the following for participating in Championship Play this year:
Henry Culley Gerald Curd
Dennis Gentry Bob Hudson
Steve Joyce Tom Kaczmarczyk
Harry Leitner Doug Lort
Dave Mattern Tom May
Ryan Melson Keith Moodie
Chip O'Connor Mike Portlock
Wayne Portlock Kent Reese
Rod Smith Ross Thomas
Bruce Weaver Steve Woodward
Their commitment to the game and ASA make it possible to conduct well-umpired championship games.
Chip O'Connor and Dave Mattern had a successful tournament at the USA/ASA 16U Nationals in Chattanooga, TN
as did Bruce Weaver and Harry Leitner did at the 10U, 12U, 16U & 23U Eastern National in Salem, VA.
The December/Winter Edition of ASA's two periodicals are now available.
Click on ASA Periodicals on the menu.
Bob Hudson Inducted to Delaware Softball Hall of Fame
January 30, 2009
This years Hall of Fame induction was the highest attended ceremony in Delaware's ASA history. Approximatly 150 softball enthusiasts packed the Gen. Atterbury VFW to honor this year's inductees including DASA umpire, Bob Hudson.
Bob Hudson began umpiring ASA Softball in Delaware since 1982. Bob has a distinguished career with accomplishments that range from Junior Olympic to NCAA, county league to Hooter's Championship Series level of play. During his 25+ year journey of umpiring, Bob has served as DSUA Rules Interpreter, Deputy State UIC and the State UIC as well as an instructor at the ASA National School level.
A member of all levels of the ASA Medals Program and the National Indicator Fraternity, Bob is also an ASA/USA Elite Umpire and a certified umpire for the International Softball Federation, the highest levels of softball umpiring.
Bob is presently employed by the State of Delaware and resides in the Bear with his wife, Lisa and puppy, Bear.
The following was a e-mail I received from Kevin Ryan:
Please read the attachment carefully. This is new bat technology that
is on the market and being used by many players are using this bat. It
has new technology in the inside of the bat to help it stay in
conformance with our bat standards.
The bat sounds as if it is broken
when hit because of the slide mechanism inside this bat. As you can see
many umpires have removed the bat apparently because of this sound. This
bat is not broken but actually sounds like it is supposed to sound.
I have copied all your Local Association UIC's with this email also
but realize that many of the emails may not be up to date. Please share
this information with your association UIC, Commissioners and umpires as
soon as possible to help this problem from happening in the future.
Kevin Ryan ASASupervisor of Umpires
September 2, 2007
Four Delaware ASA umpires were selected to work the 2007 ISSA World Series in Manassas, VA, August 17-19th. Bruce Weaver, Lou Rittenhouse and Rodney Smith were assigned by Central VA ASA UIC, Charlie Moss, Sr. to work games in age brackets ranging from 35&over to 70&over. Kent Reese was also selected. Due to communication issues on ISSA's end, was not assigned in a timely fashion.
The Tom Mason Award is presented annually to a recipient who has made a significant contribution to the umpiring community of the Central Atlantic Region.
Ron Amadio was selected as this year's recipient..
Message on Bats and Balls from ASA
ASA Softball Equipment Advisory
<---Click here ASA has issued an advisory to squelch the rumors surrounding the equipment standards and testing. It should also put to rest some of the talk about grandfathered or bats suspected to be listed on the non-approved bat list.