USSSA Eastern National Championship arrives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

USSSA Eastern National Championship arrives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Salisbury, MD – Approximately 5,500 softball players will make their way to the lower Eastern
Shore over the next three weeks for the United States Specialty Sports Association’s (USSSA) Eastern National Championship.

This year’s Eastern National Championship runs from July 11-28. The event draws nearly 370 girls’ softball teams from 16 states to the region. States represented include Colorado,
Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Eastern National Championship is divided into three tournament weeks:

Week 1: July 11-15 – 10U Open, 12U Open

Week 2: July 17-22 – 14U Open, 14U B

Week 3: July 23-28 – 16U Open, 18U Open, 18U B
*’U’ abbreviation for under.

*’U’ abbreviation for under.

Week 1 of the event brings 95 teams to Delmarva. The tournament schedule, brackets and results can be found online athttp://www.usssa.com/fastpitch/event_gameCenter/?divisionID=1653913.

http://www.usssa.com/fastpitch/event_gameCenter/?divisionID=1653913.

The opening ceremony for Week 1 will be held this evening at 5 p.m. at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Media is welcome to attend. Tournament play begins on Thursday.

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27 thoughts on “USSSA Eastern National Championship arrives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

  1. I’m sure this is really a huge deal for this county. No doubt about that, with that being said why wouldn’t the county put some money into the fields. I see there are new fields with carpet infields but all of the outfields are horrible. The outfielders now wear catcher masks so that they can keep their teeth. I’m talking about the Parker complex, I thought this place was supposed to be the best place in the county, if it is I surely am not looking forward to seeing the other parks we play in.

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  2. There is no way that place could be worse than the field we played on today. Winterplace park really really needs to be hosed down. Our players are going to have breathing problems due to inhaling infield dirt. WATER THE FIELD PLEASE.

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  3. I hear they lost nearly 50 teams this year for this event. The addition was not well planned. Portable toilets to fill the void of walking a mile. Parking lot terribly dusty as well as the surroundings. One way in and one way out with lots of congestion. Lots of problems need looking at.

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  4. Steve Miller could care less about the conditions of the fields. He is just a overpaid public relations speaker for Recreation and Parks spending most his day reading the blogs finding out the truth rather than doing the job he was hired to do.

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  5. JT, the new fields(artificial turf) have many rips in the rugs. They are less than a year old and when spikes get caught in the cracks injuries will be numerous. The older fields at the complex are horrible too. Infields are harder than a highway and outfields are 80% weeds and 20% dirt. It’s gonna be sad when Wicomico County loses this event but it’s bound to happen. Even though Andy Wisk has ties to this area he won’t be able to overlook the fact that teams are complaining about very poor playing conditions and there are plenty of other venues. Many people are extremely disappointed. I don’t know who is in charge of field maintenance but Mr. Culver should be asking questions before it’s too late.

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  6. 6.31. This is what happens when you appoint someone with no experience in planning and foresight of growth. Like someone said Miller is just a P.R. mouthpiece. The majority of local people that are in the know wishes he would just move back to Rhode Island.

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  7. I hear Ken And Frank are trying to figure out who is talking about them on this blog. First of all the county should investigate sticky fingers and send frank to personal hygiene school. After that send them over to the Civic Center so they can investigate this issue. We can call em Kojak and Columbo. Also give these two fools a drug test.

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  8. Tonight is opening night for the second week of the world series. It is extremely exciting for the parents and coaches, but mainly for the kids. Everyone will be taking pictures for a lifetime of memories. With that being said, wouldn’t the county want to spruce up their facilities. As mentioned above, we all know the fields are in bad shape, but the people taking care of them look as though they haven’t showered or changed their clothes in a long time. I know it’s hot out there but last week these guys looked like a bunch of homeless refugees. I had a team in last weeks tournament and another team this week, things are very unprofessional.

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  9. The new signs at the city park look very nice. Mr. Day seems to be doing everything he can to make Salisbury more attractive. Jake Day for county executive.

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  10. I see these guys working their butts off on these softball fields and it is very hot even in the shade. I hope that they have supervisors who will work for a while so that they can get a break.

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  11. How can Bob Krieter work and get a paycheck from Wicomico County while also getting a disability check from Wicomico County.

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  12. Haha supervisors who work that’s a good one. Their in more meetings than days of the week. Getting big bucks to sit in A/C and schedule the next meeting to waste time.

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  13. Jt I work for the county and I’ve heard about the poor conditions of the ball fields for the world series. I did a little research to find out who is exactly responsible for the main fields ( the Parker Complex), come to find out it would be the assistant director of maintenance of parks. I’m pretty sure his name is Mark and I would not want to be him right now.

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  14. Mark doesn’t go to the complex, he stays in his office texting big moomoo and working on his college degree.

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  15. Mark told me that when the world series is over he’s gonna chisel plow the outfields at the Parker Complex and plant soybeans. Also he’s raising his price on deer corn to $5.50 a bag since golden corral has raised its price on the all u can eat buffet.

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  16. Gary Mackes had a policy that stated you must have a college degree to be a supervisor. That is why big Ed is always low man on the pole even though he is the most qualified and hardest worker. However, Mackes did make one exception.

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  17. mackes should have never made that exception. a rule is a rule. now the county is stuck with a corn farmer trying to grow grass at the athletic complex. ITS NOT THE SAME!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. The Parker Complex is very lucky that many landscapers pass by there every day on the way to the landfill. Many of their weeds blow off their trucks and help to fill in the outfields. If it wasn’t for that the place would be nothing but dirt. I think Culver should send out a great big thank you.

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  19. the guy chuck, who runs rec and parks told me once that he’s trying to do a good job but he’s surrounded by idiots which makes his job extremely difficult.

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  20. they say chuck is so good at growing grass that he can do it in the middle of rt 13. if that is the case, WHY THE HELL CAN’T HE DO IT IN OUR BALLPARKS?

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  21. All ballplayers just need to accept the fact that fields in Wicomico County flat out suck and if you want to play on quality fields you have to travel. We have played all summer here in Wicomico on basically nothing but weeds. We pay a lot of money for league entry fees and get very very little in return. Even the fields that have rug infields have weed outfields. We are hoping Jack Heath will take greater interest in this problem than our current CE. If you ask the mens league and the co ed league who they will be voting for, Mr Culver would not like the answer. We just expect better.

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