ECSA Open Division NewsFlash
ECSA Hall of Fame Voting is Open
Congratulations to the following ECSA Hall of Fame nominees: (listed in alphabetical order)
1. Daniel Cross
2. Gary “Meatball” Gilman
3. Donnie Moritz
4. R Place (Owned by Steve Timmons and Rick Elander)
5. Thomas Walker
We will be inducting 3 people into the ECSA Hall of Fame this year.
*Eligible Voting Members
Voting members shall consist of the following:
1. The living elected members of the Hall of Fame.
a. Each vote by a current ECSA Hall of Fame member will be counted 3 times.
2. The current ECSA Executive Officers.
3. Any currently active members of the ECSA that have played, coached, managed and or sponsored within the ECSA for 8 or more years. (8 years includes the current year/season.) To be eligible to vote in 2010 you would have had to have started playing in the 2003 season or prior. (All votes will be verified for validity)
Fans/supporters are not eligible voters.
For those not eligible to vote, take a minute to THANK and CONGRATULATE these individuals for all the work that they have done to make the ECSA one of the BEST softball organizations in the country.
You can vote by logging into the website and navigating to the Hall of Fame page.
ECSA Happy Hour
This week's ECSA Happy Hour is at R-Place from 5 to 8PM.
619 East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122
ECSA Post Game Social
This week's ECSA Post Game Socials will be at The Roanoke Tavern and The Elite.
1520 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122
The Roanoke Tavern
Roanoke Park Place Tavern
2409 10th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102-4011
Teams of the Week
B Division Team of the Week: Shock
"Shock had a solid day winning all three of their games against each of the other B teams."
"Shock went from last place to second place in one weekend by winning all three games sunday! Great teamwork and attitude guys!"
"The Shock came back this week with three strong games to defeat all three other teams in the B Division. They were aided by solid defense, timely hitting, and a great pitching day."
C Division Team of the Week: Browns
"The Browns wentt 2 and 1 for the day. The two wins were really Classic wins. The first was against the Riptide - after allowing the Riptide to get 5 runs in the first inning the Browns did not allow a hit for the next 6 innings - a pretty amazing acomplishment. They retired the side in each of those innings except one and in that one only 4 batters came to the plate. The second win was against the Warhawks. It was a tough fought game that ended in a tie at the end of regulation time. They scored 3 runs in extra innings and held the Warhawks to one run to win the game. They did this all with just 10 players one of which pulled a hamstring and continued to play. The Browns have dedicated this season to Guy Bulltail and Guy would have been very proud of them on Sunday."
D Division Team of the Week: Dirty Dozen
"For giving 110 % during the game against saints" "Winning against the Saints in an overtime game!"
Players of the Week
B Division Player of the Week: George Aoyama (Maulers)
"George pitched and won all three games for the Shock on Sunday, only allowing 12 runs the entire day. He pitched brilliantly, and kept the hitters off balance the entire day to vault the Shock back up in the standings. He also fielded his position without error making some great plays and providing some timely hitting. Great job George!"
"George pitched for three wins and held the division leading Dirty Dawgs to just 1 run in our final game of the day!!"
C Division Player of the Week: Michael "Cougar" Koger (Browns)
"Michael played solid defense all day long making numerous stretching catches at first to get outs - he turned bad throws to first into outs on over 6 occasions on Sunday. His bat was also on fire - without looking at the book I beliebe he batted to close to .800 for the day."
D Division Player of the Week: Cisco Cornidez (Dirty Dozen)
"For his catch and tumble moves in outfield"
"Francisco made some amazing catches in the outfield during their tie-breaker agianst the Saints, which included jumping and rolling in the grass to ensure the outs!!!"
"Cisco was a key player in our win (Dirty Dozen) this week against the Number one D division undefeated team, The Saints. He made some amazing and acrobatic outfield catches that would have been key plays for the other team."
2010 NAGAAA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The NAGAAA Hall of Fame organization has annouced the 2010 inductees:
George Biago - San Diego
Gary Castro - Los Angeles
Paul Falcone - Fort Lauderdale
Mark Hughes - Phoenix
Mark McGrath - Boston
Peter Meyer - Chicago
Jack Brannigan - Toronto
Mike Hughes - Milwaukee/Las Vegas
Herb Muenchow - Houston
Chet St. Clair - Columbus
Tommy "Lee" Sherck - San Francisco
The league has reserved Saturdays at North Seatac for rainouts, however they are available for team practices when the league does not play. Cost is $10/hour. Contact the league secretary to reserve. Limited spots available.
Miss ECSA Pageant
It is almost here! Saturday, May 22nd, at R Place, the Woodpeckers will be hosting this year's Ms ECSA Pageant! Doors open at 4 PM, and the show starts around 5 PM. There is a $5 cover to see the show and there will be drink specials. Currently, there are 5 contestants signed up (4 C, and 1 D)...if you or someone on your team is planning to enter, we need to have your information no later than Wednesday, May 19th. Please email Dan Cross at email@example.com to sign up! It's a ton of fun and Ms Selma Sue will be hosting - which is always a good time!
Sometime during the show, each contestant will be selling raffle tickets which you can win some pretty cool prizes, including: "Sleepless in South Lake Union" - 1-night stay at the Pan Pacific 5-star Hotel, Gift Certificate to SeaStar Restaurant, and a VIDA Spa certificate; a Starbucks Gift Pack; Seattle Sports tickets (M's, Storm, and/or Sounders); "LIttle Taste of Italy" - Gift Certificate to Tutta Bella as well as all the fixing's to make your own Neapolitan pizza at home; a "Woodpeckers Sponsor basket" - a gift card to each of the Woodpeckers sponsors. Total value of prizes is over $1200!
We hope to see you there, whether supporting your favorite contestant or just to come out to watch the tragedy unfold!
Lost and Found
If you lost something or found something at the fields, please let the league secretary know.
FOUND: Gray softball mitt from first week of games. Contact the league secretary to claim.
FOUND: Nice bat. Please contact Drew on the Rebels to claim.
LOST: Green Arcteryx jacket and a red Detroit Red Wings cap lost during first week of games. Please contact Mike Samples of the Stealth if you found these items.
LOST: Black North Face jacket. Please contact Mike on the Xtreme if you found it.
May Upcoming Events
May 14, 5PM
Friday Happy Hour at R-Place
May 16, Roanoke Tavern and The Elite
Post Game Socials
May 21, 5PM
Friday Happy Hour at Red Dragon
May 22, 4PM, R-Place
Ms ECSA Pageant
May 23, Quinns, Changes, Kaladi Brothers Coffee
Post Game Socials
June Upcoming Events
June 4, 5PM
Friday Happy Hour at Changes
June 6, Purr and Hooter's South Park
Post Game Socials
June 11, 5PM
Friday Happy Hour at Swank
June 13, The Lookout, Kurrent
Post Game Socials
June 18, 5PM
Friday Happy Hour at The Cuff
June 19 (Tentative)
ECSA Hall of Fame Ceremony
June 20, Julia's
Post Game Social
June 25, 5PM
Friday Happy Hour at the Elite
August Upcoming Events
August 1, 88 Keys
ECSA Awards Ceremony
ECSA Open Division Secretary