July 26, 2020
Update to the status of USA softball in the State of Maine, for August sanctioned USA events we will still have the MAINE Teams only for the month of August. I have looked at a lot of things in making this decision and feel this is my best way to keep all of our Maine softball players safe and hopefully on track to return to school in September. This will be week number 4 of having weekend events at a large magnitude and with everyone of you helping we have been COVID 19 safe. I will be lifting my ban on out of state travel but highly suggest teams comply with what has been put forth from the Governor’s office.
There are still some areas close to us that I would not recommend travel to.
Our neighbors in New Hampshire have their terms in place no out of state teams allowed to play in New Hampshire and New Hampshire teams cannot play outside of New Hampshire.
Our friends to the North (Softball of Canada) have closed border crossings until at least August 21st .
I will advise soon if more events are available in Maine.
Cleveland “Brownie” Brown
USA Softball of Maine
State Junior Olympic Commissioner
Maine USA Softball is a (501)(C)(3) Non Profit organization we represent USA Softball for local youth and adult softball in the State. We STRIVE to make every effort to maintain and promote a balanced, equal playing atmosphere and an oppurtunity for anyone who wishes to participate to play softball.
In the state capital city of Augusta, Maine, a relationship between law enforcement and USA Softball has blossomed into an annual tournament geared towards raising money for law enforcement charities. The #BlueLivesMatter tournament is the brainchild of Deputy Brittany Johnson, a detective with the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office in Augusta.
In 2015 Johnson, with the help of many others, held the inaugural #BlueLivesMatter tournament in the small town of Winslow, 30 minutes north of Augusta. The tournament has been held every year since, usually at the end of August or beginning of September, with each team made up of a different law enforcement agency and all the proceeds donated to a law enforcement charity or family.
The USA Softball of Maine Commissioners meeting has been tentatively scheduled for March 1, 2020. The location and time are TBD.
2020 State Tournament dates are as follows:
- Men’ Class D Slow Pitch August 14-16, 2020 in Waterville (Updated)
- Men”s Class E Slow Pitch August 14-16, 2020 in Waterville (Updated)
- Adult Co-Ed July 25-26 in Waterville
- All divisions and all age groups June 26-28, 2020 in the Greater Waterville area.
- B Division will remain a double elimination Format
- A Division will remain a 3 game guarantee.
Starting in the fall of 2020 you will be able to start registering JO teams for the following year. This is something that many JO teams have asked for. We will still start 2020 championship roster registration in January so the Fall registration will take effect for the 2021 season.
If your team has some good quality pictures of your team participating in USA Softball games please email them to your District Commissioner or to Jeff Marshall, Commissioner of District 6.
Hello fellow softball enthusiasts,
Another season Is approaching fast I'm excited about the changing our name to USA Softball of Maine. A new name and new beginning. USA Softball, the govening body of softball Is the governing body of softball if you want to play in the olympics you have to play USA softball we have try outs all over the country.Im excited we created one division in men's e slow pitch and we will be having the men's d we tweaked some rules to help make it more fun to play in both divisions also if you belong to the another association we will work with you to play their rules but get our umpires to do your games please contact me .Our youth programs are still strong ,we need teams to communicate to us what they want please feel free to contact me ,my phone is always on and I'm not far from it,you can contact me through email ,Facebook,twitter feel free all questions are welcome .
If you need any additional information on softball related information including finding out who your commissioners are or anything else, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-240-7058
Anthony V Gowell
Maine State Commissioner
Time is now to register your JO or adult teams. Please contact your local commissioner.
Anthony V Gowell
Maine State Commissioner
Purpose: To recognize and honor those men and women who have made a major contribution to the sport of softball and contributed to the success of the Maine Amateur Softball Association. Individuals will be inducted in the following five categories: player, manager, umpire, sponsor and administrator. Special recognition may be given to individuals who have contributed to the sport who do not qualify in one of these categories. A Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony will be conducted as needed to formally induct and honor individuals who have been selected. An award will be presented to individuals inducted into the Maine Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame and their names will be added to the list of Maine Hall of Fame members in the National Amateur Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.