12-16-10 December 16 Update


 Apologize to readers: a bit behind on spysoftball.com, and the magazine.  Fell headfirst down the basement stairs at my daughter’s house.  The cold medicine I took on December 7 collided with all my other drugs, causing a sharp spike in my blood pressure and pulse rate.  Caught cold in San Diego; resulted in severe sinus infection.  Have spent all week with doctors.  As the man said, it’s hell getting old.


TC Tremors

Class of 2011

Maddie Reese – Arkansas

Mary Beth Dombroski – Syracuse

Amy Bright – Manhattan

Brooke Darling – Columbia

Class of 2012

Taylor Chaffee –  Verbal Binghamton University

CT Charmers

Lena Springer (P) 2013 verbal UCF (Central Florida)

Brianna Turgeon (2b) 2011 Fordham University

Brittney Cyr (of) 2011 Quinnipiac University


Darian Dunn (2012, 3rd/1st) – Angelo State University

Caitlyn Christopher (2011, Catcher/3rd) – University of Texas – Dallas

Whitney Porter (2011, RHP/1st) – Vernon College

Hannah Holovach (2011, LHP/1st) – Northeast Texas College

Central Connecticut 2010 verbals

Brittany Ernst-NE Phoenix Gold 2012 OF

Evie Rentzel-Newtown Rock Gold 2012 OF


Colorado Quicksilver Signings-Commitments:
Tara Duran, 2011, Upper Iowa University
Noel Hawkey, 2011, Kansas Wesleyan
Emily “EmJ” Jennings, 2011, University Colorado Colorado Springs
Mackenzie “Mack” Miller, 2011, University Louisiana Monroe
Mariah Peterson, 2011, Utah State University
Alexa Snyder, 2011, Colorado State University Pueblo
Kelsey Wager, 2011, Adams State College

Kelli Baker – 2012 – OF/IF – Texas Eclipse Gold, verbal to Texas State University

Xplosion 18A Players
Coaches: Steve Sandberg & Justin Rockey 

Alena Murgatroyd signed with the University of Cenral Florida

Adriana Perez signed with Texas Tech University

Ashley Carter signed NLI with Cal State Bakersfield

Mia Vierra signed NLI with Belmont University

Ikea Mauldin signed NLI with Dickinson State

Megan Hutnick signed NLI with Molloy University

Jocelyn Soria made a verbal commitment to play for Cal Lutheran University

Bre Farinas made a verbal commitment to play for Antelope Valley College

Indy Dreams Gold

2011 Signee

Chaunsey Bell-C/1b-Alabama

Katie Harrison-C/1b-Arkansas

Natalie Newell-P-Bethel

2012 Verbal

Alex Kotter-Butler University


New Jersey Gators Gold

2011 Nicole Escobar, 3B, Committed to Bucknell

2012 Allie Bradian, SS, Verballed to Fordham


CA Cruisers

Leah Mundem, LHP 2012 has committed to UC Davis

Sammi Gyerman, OF, 2012 committed to Southern Miss


Sasha Margulies – 2012 Catcher – Cal Cruisers (Lyn) – verballed on Wednesday,

Dec. 8, with Ball State University


WA Ladyhawks – Miller

2013 Alleyah Armendariz verbal to Oregon State

Reba DePriest 2011 P Corona Angels Gold




5th Annual 18U

Winter Indoor Invite

Hosted by: The Wichita Mustangs

January 7-9 2011

 Wichita Mustangs Gold                           KC Zephyrs

 Oklahoma Athletics                                  Texas Impact Premier

 KC Peppers Gold                                        Texas Impact Gold

 Co. Quicksilver                                           Wichita Mustangs 16U

Fri – Jan. 7

1.  8:00   pm – Mustangs 16U vs. Oklahoma Athletics

2.  9:20   pm – Mustangs 16U vs. KC Zephyrs

SAT – Jan 8

3.  8:00   am – Oklahoma Athletics vs. Colorado Quicksilver

4.  9:20   am – Oklahoma Athletics vs. Texas Impact Gold

5.  10:40 am – KC Zephyrs vs. Colorado Quicksilver                                    

6.  12:00 pm – Mustangs 18U vs. Texas Impact Premier

7.  1:20   pm – Kc Peppers Gold vs. Texas Impact Premier

8.  2:40   pm – Mustangs 16U vs. Texas Impact Gold

9.  4:00   pm – Mustangs 18U vs. KC Zephyrs

10. 5:20  pm – Mustangs 18U vs. Colorado Quicksilver

11. 6:40  pm –  KC Peppers vs. Oklahoma Athletics

12. 8:00  pm – Texas Impact Premier vs. KC Zephyrs

13. 9:20  pm –  Texas Impact Gold vs. KC Peppers

SUN – Jan 9

14. 8:00   am – Oklahoma Athletics vs. Texas Impact Premier

15. 9:20   am – KC Zephyrs vs. Texas Impact Gold

16. 10:40 am – Mustangs 16U vs. Texas Impact Premier

17. 12:00 pm – Mustangs 18U vs. Texas Impact Gold

18. 1:20   pm – Colorado Quicksilver vs. Mustangs 16U

19. 2:40   pm – Colorado Quicksilver vs. KC Peppers Gold

20. 4:00   pm – Mustangs 18U vs. KC Peppers Gold


The USA Women’s National Team and Junior National Team will be compete at the Baysox Stadium in Prince George’s County, MD, on July 1, 2011.  The Women’s team will be playing a double header on their way to the World Cup Tournament.  Tickets will be available in February. commissioner@mddcasa.org


Donley Canary <dcanary@utm.edu>

 Subject: UT Martin seeks Mid-year Transfer

The University of Tennessee at Martin, a Division I school and two-time

defending champion of the Ohio Valley Conference, is searching for a transfer

pitcher at semester break to enter our program. Pitcher must be a difference

maker and ready to pitch at the Division I level immediately. Full scholarship

availbable to the successful candidate. If interested or you know a possible

candidate, please contact Coach Canary at dcanary@utm.edu or the UT Martin

Softball Office 731-881-7162.

Bellotto, Fischer, Revelle Inducted Into NFCA Hall of Fame; Pallozzi, Weekly Announced For 2011 

December 10, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Florida Southern head coach Chris Bellotto, Illinois State head coach Melinda Fischer and Nebraska head coach Rhonda Revelle all became members of one of the most elite groups in all of softball on Friday night at the 2010 NFCA Convention in San Diego, Calif., the NFCA Hall of Fame.

With 1042 career wins, Bellotto is the 13th winningest coach in all of NCAA softball and the fourth winningest coach in Division II history.  In her time at Florida Southern, Bellotto has helped lead the Moccasins to 24 conference championships, eight regional crowns and the 1993 national championship.  Under her leadership, Florida Southern has also made 19 NCAA appearances, the third most in Division II and has played in over 100 NCAA post-season contests.

With 839 career victories, Fischer is one of the most successful coaches in the NCAA and the winningest coach in the histories of both the Illinois State athletic department and Missouri Valley Conference softball.  For her achievements on the field, Fischer has been named six times as the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year and has earned the NFCA’s Regional Coach or Coaching Staff of the Year award on two separate occasions.  She is also a two-time inductee into the Illinois State Athletics Hall of Fame, as both a player and a coach.

During her tenure Revelle has won 680 games at Nebraska, making her the winningest and longest serving coach in the history of Nebraska athletics.  Since becoming the Husker head coach, Revelle has led the program to 16 consecutive winning seasons, 15 NCAA tournament appearances, 12 Top 25 national finishes, six Big XII titles, three 50+ win seasons and two Women’s College World Series appearances.

After the banquet, NFCA First Vice President and chairperson of the Hall of Fame committee Kathryn Gleason named the two members of 2011 NFCA Hall of Fame class.  Ithaca head coach Deb Pallozzi and Tennessee co-head coach Ralph Weekly will join 49 other members next year when they are inducted into NFCA Hall of Fame at the 2011 NFCA Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.

Since becoming head coach at Ithaca in 1989, Pallozzi has turned the Bombers into a perennial national power. In 22 seasons at Ithaca, Pallozzi has won 622 games, including the 2002 season in which they went 37-13 and claimed the Division III National Championship.

With a career that has spanned three decades and three time zones, success has always been a constant for Weekly.  He has won over 950 games, made four trips to the NCAA Division I College World Series at Tennessee and won two NAIA national titles with Pacific Lutheran.


The Legends and Leaders Divisions.

Those are the names for the Big Ten Conference’s divisions, announced Monday by commissioner Jim Delany.

Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin will make up the Leaders Division. Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern will make up the Legends Division.

The division names were needed when the Big Ten added Nebraska as its 12th member for the 2011-12 season. The inaugural Big Ten football championship will be held Dec. 3, 2011, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Delany said the names were chosen by looking “to our history and look to our future,” Delany said. “There was no way we could put geographic names on these.”


Several Olympic and USA softball athletes got to ‘walk the red carpet’ in Los Angeles on Monday night of this week at the movie premier for “How Do You Know.” In the film the character played by actress Reese Witherspoon was a national team player for the Americans in softball.



Two weeks from today the Easton Foundation Youth World Cup (16-and-under girls’ fastpitch) gets underway at the ISF’s world headquarters complex in Plant City, Florida. The final list of entries sees 23 teams from eight countries scheduled to compete, including: the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Korea (South), the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, and USA. The tournament runs through and including January 5 and an ISF umpire certification seminar will run in conjunction with the event.


Bandits secure USSSA bids for Rosemont tournaments

 ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits announced a partnership today with the United States Sports Specialty Association (USSSA) to grant berths to teams playing in the Rumble in Rosemont tournaments. The youth tournaments will serve as qualifiers for the USSSA National World Series held at the Disney/ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida.
“This is a huge addition for our inaugural tournaments at the new stadium,” said Bandits General Manager Aaron Moore. “We started the tournaments with the hope of making each one a fun event for the teams involved. Having a bid to the USSSA World Series just adds to the quality and authenticity of the tournaments.”
The winners of each 12U and 14U tournaments will earn a bid to the USSSA National World Series July 23 thru 30. The winners of the first 16U and first 18U tournament will earn a bid to the USSSA World Series July 16 thru 23.
The Rumble in Rosemont tournaments at the new home of the Chicago Bandits will take place June 4-5 (12U), June 11-12 (14U), June 18-19 (16U), June 25-26 (18U), July 2-3 (12U), July 9-10 (14U), July 16-17 (16U), July 23-24 (18U). The first six tournaments will serve as qualifiers for the USSSA National World Series.For more information about the Rumble in Rosemont Tournaments, download the registration form here.  For more information about Chicago Bandits, visit www.chicagobandits.com or call 877-722-6348.



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