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Group makes the switch to fastpitch softball

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

BOSTON, Mass – Summer is usually the time when high school sports give way to traveling all-star teams and national tournaments. Such was the case for a team of ballplayers from communities north of Boston last weekend, except with a little twist.

The group exchanged the smaller ball and slower pace of baseball for the bigger ball and faster speed of softball, competing at the Amateur Softball Association’s boys’ fast-pitch nationals in Rolla, Mo.

The Seadogs have been a successful team on the men’s fast-pitch softball circuit for more than 20 years, but with fast-pitch teams fading, longtime player and team founder Tony Aresco of Stoneham wanted to introduce the game to the youth of the area.

“I want to get the game to grow in this area, and the only way to do it is with young kids,” Aresco said. “Softball is a game they can play into their 40s and 50s, unlike baseball, which is done after high school for most and after college for everyone else.”

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Rolla, Missouri hosting ASA boys’ national tournaments

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

ROLLA, MO – Once again Rolla will host the 2012 USA / ASA Boys ages 10-Under through 18-Under and the young men’s age 23-Under fastpitch national championship tournaments. Rolla hosted its first national tournament in 2010 and was awarded a Jim Ferrell award of excellence.

“We are confident we will provide you a quality
national tournament experience once again.” – Kristy Rich, Tournament Director. “Rolla has excellent softball tournament facilities, centralized lodging and dining establishments, and exceptional hospitality. The community looks forward to welcoming
friends from around the country.”

For more information, please view the following tournament program: 2012 Tournament Packet

Please distribute this information to interested teams and encourage them to complete and return the registration information. Return it by July 25, 2012 to MASA Southern District, PO Box 886 Rolla, MO 65402.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 573-426-6901 or

For a complete listing of all ASA national tournaments, visit the ASA website: ASA National Tournament Listings