Maine's Softball Calendar

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COVID-19 Update

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


USA Softball Back to the Ballpark Recommendations

USA Softball of Maine Guidelines and Precautions

Umpires / Rules / Mechanic Recommendations

Line-Up Card Modifications

Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability, and Indemnity Agreement Relating to COVID-19 Exposure, COVID-19 Liability, and COVID-19 Risks

USA Softball of Maine Commissioners

Tony Gowell 

Tony Gowell

State Commissioner / Districts 8&9 Commissioner
Phone: 207-240-7058

Tony Gowell is the USA Softball of Maine State Commissioner, has been the District 9 and 10 Commissioner for about 10 years, and the State Commissioner for about 7 years.

Tony has lived in Lewiston for about 3 years, and prior to that lived in Sabattus most of his life. He met his wife Mariann there and raised 2 boys, Anthony and Vincent, and they have 1 grandson. They downsized and moved into the city. Tony owns a pest control business which he has been a pest control professional for over 30 years. He and his wife love to travel and love trying different foods.

Tony has been a USA umpire for 20+ years, has been to 8 National tournaments, held multiple State tournaments and umpired in many more. His success in the umpire world, gives all the credit to Norm Davis as he made him that much better. Tony still enjoys umpiring all assets of the organization. He, also, is a basketball referee and a football official for about 15 years. He loves the camaraderie of the fraternity of officiating.



State Deputy Commissioner


Sabrina Best

State JO Commissioner
Phone: 207-767-7650
 Cleveland Brown

Cleveland Brown

State JO Deputy Commissioner
Phone: 207-314-1876

Cleveland “Brownie” Brown

Brownie is the Maine USA Softball Junior Olympic State Commissioner. He has been the Coach of the popular Blue Demons softball program (1988-????), and Founder of the Fairfield P.A.L. Girls Softball (1998), USA Softball Umpire (1999). He is the Tournament Director of the USA Summer Tournaments, Founder of CEB Sports (1988), a program for today’s youth to learn/grow and enjoy life through sports, a Basketball Coach and Commissioner of the Central Maine Sunday Travel Basketball League.

 Scott Tilton

Scott Tilton

State Umpire-In-Chief
Phone: 207-807-3504

Scott is the current State of Maine Umpire and Chief for Maine USA Softball. He has been an umpire for over 20 years and umpires all levels of High School, Junior Olympic and Adult Slow Pitch games all over the State of Maine.  Slow Pitch is his favorite game and has provided him with an opportunity to umpire in four Slow Pitch Men’s National Tournaments. Scott is a member of USA Softballs National Indicator Fraternity

Scott enjoys working with different umpires helping them to improve and move up to the highest levels of the game. He is willing to travel the State conducting clinics and training umpires.


Mike Patenaude

District 1 Commissioner
Phone: 207-764-6613

Lucas Leathers

District 3 Commissioner
Phone: 207-479-4276

Tracy Willette

District 4 Commissioner
Phone: 207-989-3327
 Jeff Marshall

Jeff Marshall

District 6 Commissioner
Phone: 207-453-9240

Jeff has been involved in ASA/USA softball since 1970, starting as a player and then as an umpire since 1981.  As an ump Jeff has been a Division 1, 2, 3 umpire and has officiated many high school games and playoff games.  He also has a USA Softball National Tournament to his credit.

Jeff has been the District 6 Commissioner since 1991, serving the greater Waterville area and all who need Softball info. 

Probably better known for being Tournament Director for hundreds of Jr. Olympic Tournament and Adult tourneys, Jeff enjoys the organizational challenges a large tournament at multiple sites can bring.  “the guy that sends all the emails”.

Rick Louten

Rick Louten

District 7 Commissioner

Phone: 207-334-5334

Age: 59

Rick has been involved with umpiring ASA/USA Softball for 32 years for both the Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch, and National Federation of State High School Associations. He, also, umpired numerous State tournaments.

Rick lives in Augusta. He is a 3-Sport Official, an avid Boston Red Sox fan, and 1st Year Commissioner of the Capital Area.

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

District 10 Commissioner

Phone: 207-578-8125

Jim Smith of Wilton has been involved with umpiring ASA/USA Softball since 1999. During this time, he has served as an Executive Board Member, President, and Umpire in Charge for the West Central Maine Umpires Association (District 10).

Jim has umpired in 3 National ASA/USA Fast Pitch Tournaments, attended 2 National Fast Pitch Schools and received the Indicator Fraternity Award in 2012.

 Art Dillon

Art Dillon

District 11 Commissioner
Phone: 207-408-9555

District 11 UIC – 2015-present
District 11 Commissioner – 2015 –present
District 11 SMSUA President – 2006-2016
ASA/USA Umpire – 1986 – present


Married, lives in Scarborough, two children

Master Candy Maker – Haven’s Candies 1996 – present

Past President Scarborough Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors – Chamber of Commerce 1998 – present

Volunteers on and has served on various town committees/activities – Community Services and Recreation Advisory Com, SCTV Com, Personnel Board of Appeals Com, Zoning Board of Appeals Com, Scarborough Superintendent Search Com, Scarborough Softball Boosters, Youth coach Softball – Soccer – Basketball.

Eddie St. John

District 12 Commissioner
Phone: 207-468-3140

Matthew Hunt

Phone: 207-465-8312