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Wayne Rust

BIO: For 40-plus years, Wayne Rust positioned himself behind many a home plate and shared ballfields with countless players while umpiring over 35,000 games prior to passing away in 2007. Wayne worked as an ASA umpire for Queen City Umpire Association for twelve years prior to joining the Buckeye Umpire Association at Expressway Park. There […]

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2018 Norwood Sorrento’s-Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies Slated For January 28th At Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront

Another class of seven distinguished slow pitch softball figures will comprise the 2018 class of inductees into the Norwood Sorrento’s-Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame.   Elected by the Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame Committee, the inductees will include Jim Freeze in the Sponsor Category, David Maury in the Special Service Category, Johnny Miller […]

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Norwood Sorrento’s Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall Of Fame Banquet Set For January 28th At Radisson Hotel; Fox Sports Ohio’s Jeff Piecoro To MC

The Norwood Sorrento’s Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame 2018 Inductions will take place Sunday, January 28th. Seven new Hall of Famers will be honored.   This year’s banquet will once again be held at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, Ky. Inductees will be Jim Freeze in the Sponsor Category, David Maury in the […]

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Three Locals To Be Inducted Sunday, December 3rd, Into Ohio USSSA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017

Columbus, OH. – Three Greater Cincinnati softball legends, including Ron Baird, Colleen Needham, and Mary Jane Ranz, will be among the ten distinguished slow pitch softball figures comprising the 2017 class of inductees into the Ohio USSSA Softball Hall of Fame on Sunday, December 3rd.   Elected by the Ohio USSSA Hall of Fame Committee […]

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Three Locals To Be Inducted Sunday, December 4th, Into Ohio USSSA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016

Columbus, OH. – Three Greater Cincinnati softball legends, including Sharon Graham, Bob Owens and Brenda Ryan, will be among the ten distinguished slow pitch softball figures comprising the 2016 class of inductees into the Ohio USSSA Softball Hall of Fame on Sunday, December 4th.   Elected by the Ohio USSSA Board of Directors and being […]

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Norwalk Local 42 Outlasts Columbus 13-3 In 39th Annual U. A. “C” Division Finals At Expressway Park

Milford, Oh.—In an all-Ohio finals, Norwalk Local 42 rallied from a 24-20 spanking in the first championship game to mercy rule Columbus Local 189 13-3 in the second finals and capture first place in the class “C” division of the 39th Annual United Association National Tournament June 24-26 at Expressway Park.   The victory wrapped […]

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Stokes Single Lifts Washington DC Local 602 Past Indiana Sprinkle Fitters Local 669 7-6 In 39th Annual U. A. “B” Division Finals At Expressway Park

  Milford, Oh.—Thomas Stokes lined a single into the right-centerfield gap to plate Mike Young with the winning run in the bottom of the 8th to lift Washington DC Local 602 past Indiana Sprinkle Fitters Local 669 7-6 in the second championship game of the class “B” division of the 39th Annual United Association National […]

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Six Enshrined Into Norwood Sorrento’s-Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall Of Fame At Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront

  Covington, Ky.–Six more area softball greats were inducted into the Norwood Sorrento’s Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame during a banquet ceremony held in their honor on Sunday, January 31st at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington.   The ceremony, attended by over 200 people, brought to 189 the total number of people […]

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Norwood Sorrento’s Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall Of Fame Banquet Set For January 31st At Radisson Hotel; Fox Sports Ohio’s Jeff Piecoro To MC

The Norwood Sorrento’s Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame 2016 Inductions will take place Sunday, January 31st,  2016. Six new Hall of Famers will be inducted.   This year’s banquet will once again be held at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, Ky. Inductees will be Jon Jamison and Tim Cocco in the Male Player Category,  […]

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Two Locals To Be Inducted Sunday, December 6th, Into Ohio USSSA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015

By Scott Kuhnen   Columbus, OH. – Two Greater Cincinnati softball legends, including Joe Kiradjieff and Tom Rowan, will be among the ten distinguished slow pitch softball figures comprising the 2015 class of inductees into the Ohio USSSA Softball Hall of Fame on Sunday, December 6th.   Elected by the Ohio USSSA Board of Directors […]

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Lansing Local 333 Escapes Plumbers/NYC Local 1; Rolls To 21st Title In 38th Annual U. A. National “A” Finals At Expressway Park

Milford, Oh.— Lansing Local 333 pushed across four runs in the bottom of the 6th to break a 26-26 tie with Plumbers/NYC Local 1 and pull out a 30-26 victory in a second round game, then mercy-ruled New York Local 638 31-9 in the winners’ bracket finals and 23-5 in the championship game to complete […]

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Providence Local 51 Escapes Portsmouth 577, Sweeps 38th Annaul U. A. “B” Division At Expressway Park

Milford, Oh.—Providence, RI Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51 rallied for ten runs in the bottom of the 7th to stun Portsmouth, Oh. Local 577 15-14 in game one, then steamrolled their next five opponents en route to a six-game sweep of the class “B” division of the 38th Annual United Association National Tournament June 26-28 […]

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Sprinklerfitters Local 669 Mercies Lansing 333 16-6, 11-1 In 38th Annual U. A. “C” Division Finals At Expressway Park

Milford, Oh.– Sprinklerfitters Local 669 Indiana District 13 mercy-ruled Lansing, Michigan 333 16-6 in the winners’ bracket finals, then again 11-1 in the championship game, to complete a five-game sweep of the class “C” division 38th Annual United Association National Tournament June 26-28 at Expressway Park.   Earlier in the tournament, Local 669 rallied for […]

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March 2015: In My Opinion

On December 15 of 2014 Tom Mason, the long time National Umpire-In-Chief of the Amateur Softball Association, and the International Rules Interpreter for Softball, passed away at the age of 83. I didn’t have many opportunities to talk to or see Tom after he resigned from his position as the head of this vast umpire […]

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March 2015: What’s Your Gripe?

Q. I remember you once writing an article about how the ASA organization did not want any Metro programs in their organization anymore. Did that ever come to pass, and if not where does the ASA National organization now stand?   A. The ASA National Organization has eliminated most of their Metro programs, and they will […]

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