Posts Tagged ‘American Softball Association’

Congratulations, J. Sandy Jones!

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Dixie Boys Commissions Inducted into Alabama Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our client, J. Sandy Jones, the commissioner of Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc., on his induction into the Alabama Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies will be held January 19, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

AASA Sandy Photo 1 Jones played competitive softball for 28 years. During that time he participated in 12 national tournaments, was named to two all-American teams, and was a team member with many of the best teams in the state of Alabama. Teams that Jones participated with won seven state championships. Two of the teams that Sandy participated with during his career were ranked as one of top-20 teams in the nation.

Sandy ended his slow-pitch softball career in 1999 with his team ASA State Championswinning the Class B ASA National Championship. Jones was named to an all-American team for the second time. The championship team was sponsored by Caraway Steel and based out of Auburn, Alabama. The 1999 year had Jones batting in the lead-off position for most of the year and posting a .709 season average.

“You meet many great people through playing softball, including the players, umpires and those that manage the tournaments and program on behalf of ASA. During my playing career, I wanted to be a good ambassador for the game by displaying a spirit of good sportsmanship at all times, a real desire for fair play and a real respect for the game including my opponents, the umpires and tournament officials.” – Sandy Jones, Commissioner/CEO (1995 – present)

Protecting Players Against Hot Bats

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ASA Softball Takes Preventive Steps

Click here to access an interesting Question & Answer from the American Softball Association (ASA) regarding the issue of hot bats and their bat testing protocol. The article discusses compression testing performed in the field by ASA personnel, lab testing, non-approved bat lists, and Track Man Doppler radar to test batted ball speeds under actual field conditions.