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USSSA East and the Northeast Fastpitch League Announce Partnership on Select Events

December 16, 2021

USSSA East and the Northeast Fastpitch League Announce Partnership on Select Events The Alliance Fastpitch is excited to announce a partnership between the Northeast Fastpitch League (NEFL) and USSSA East that will include the addition of key USSSA Events into the NEFL schedule. Existing tournaments produced by USSSA East in both Maryland and Delaware will…

Tommy Thompson

October 22, 2020

On Saturday, October 10th, our USSSA East family lost a beloved member of our program, Tommy Thompson. Tommy worked as a site director for more than 15 years. You may have noticed his infectious smile at a weekend tournament where his love for the game resonated throughout the park. Locally, Tommy coached varsity softball at…

USSSA East Gives Back – Makes More Than $21,000 in Charitable Donations in 2019

February 04, 2020

USSSA East Gives Back – Makes More Than $21,000 in Charitable Donations in 2019 Pasadena, MD – Eight years ago, USSSA East launched a new event to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The annual Save Second Base for Breast Cancer Awareness event was born and quickly became one of the most popular girls’ fastpitch…

USSSA East Renews Partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods – Lines up Unique Promotions for Teams in the Kickoff Klassic

January 30, 2020

January 28, 2020 USSSA East Renews Partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods – Lines up Unique Promotions for Teams in the Kickoff Klassic   Pasadena, MD – Recently USSSA EAST renewed their partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods.This agreement includes a great opportunity for all participants in the Kickoff Klassic on March 28-29, 2020.All players will receive a…

A Celebration of Softball – The 3rd Annual DEL-MAR-VA Tri-State Games

March 28, 2019

A Celebration of Softball – The 3rd Annual DEL-MAR-VA Tri-State Games   Pasadena, MD – Back for a third straight year, the DEL-MAR-VA Tri-State Games will be on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at the Bachman Sports Complex in Glen Burnie, Maryland. In the first two years of the event, USSSA East and VA USSSA Fastpitch were able…

2019 Play Across the Bay Promotion

February 22, 2019

USSSA East Announces “Play Across the Bay” Initiative Partners with HBC Event Services give teams an opportunity to win a $500 housing credit! Pasadena, MD – USSSA East is encouraging teams to play in overnight weekend events in 2019 and is offering them a chance to win a $500 housing credit when teams play in overnight weekend events…

USSSA East Strike out Autism Tournament

December 07, 2018

USSSA East: Strike out Autism Tournament Advocate, Educate, Love, & Accept   Pasadena, MD – USSSA East held its 3rd annual Strike out Autism Tournament the weekend of October 20th in the Central Maryland Region. This year, 120 teams participated in the tournament and helped raise awareness and support for those affected with autism. Thanks to the players,…

USSSA East: Saving Second Base, Think Pink!

December 06, 2018

USSSA East: Saving Second Base, Think Pink! USSSA East: Saving Second Base  Think Pink! Pasadena, MD – During the weekend of October 6 & 7, 114 teams converged on Central Maryland and the Lower Eastern Shore to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Because of the players, coaches, and parents, USSSA East could once again…

USSSA Wins for Warriors Tournamnet Gives Back on Memorial Day weekend

December 05, 2018

USSSA Wins for Warriors Tournamnet Gives Back on Memorial Day weekend USSSA Wins for Warriors Tournament Gives Back on Memorial Day Weekend Pasadena, MD – Over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2018, 98 teams competed to raise money for our wounded warriors as part of the USSSA Wins for Warriors Tournament. A donation was made…

Some Things Are Bigger Than Softball – Type 1 Diabetes Awareness

October 15, 2018

Some Things Are Bigger Than Softball – Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Glen Burnie, MD – Softball tournaments bring teams and young ladies together playing the sport they love. Some players are remembered because of their sportsmanship, athletic ability, an outstanding play and even the style of their hair, but for Morgan McLane and Ashleigh Gerber,…

USSSA East Announces New Partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods

June 05, 2018

Pasadena, MD – USSSA East teams will soon be able to get their equipment a little cheaper thanks to a new partnership between USSSA East and DICK’S Sporting Goods.“It makes complete sense.There is a DICK’S Sporting Goods located minutes away from almost every park that hosts USSSA events and we are thrilled to be able to…

Maryland USSSA Baseball Opens New Blandair Artificial Turf Diamonds

March 12, 2018

Columbia, MD – Maryland USSSA Baseball kicked off the 2018 season with a bang on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 by hosting the very first event on two brand new artificial turf baseball diamonds at Blandair Regional Park in Columbia, Maryland.“It is an honor for our program to be a part of the opening of this…

USSSA East Announces the Return of Early Season Sunday, One-Day Events for High School Aged Teams

January 16, 2018

Pasadena, MD – After a great turnout in 2017, USSSA East will once again run Sunday, one-day divisions in 16U and 18U ages during early season tournaments. These events are designed to give teams who have a majority of players playing high school softball an opportunity to get their team together in a competitive environment before…

USSSA East Reaching Out to Help One of Our Own

January 10, 2018

Pasadena, MD – One of our own has come into a tough situation. Tommy Thompson, a long-time director and fastpitch softball coach, was in a horrific car accident on September 23rd, 2017 and was burned over 50% of his upper body. He has been in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Intensive Care Unit since then. He…

USSSA East brings Andrea Duran and the Ultimate Fastpitch Experience to Maryland!

January 03, 2018

Registration is now open for a one of a kind tournament experience taking place April 7 & 8, 2018 at the newly expanded Henry Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury, Maryland. The Ultimate Fastpitch Experience is a tournament series that pairs professional fastpitch players with youth fastpitch tournaments. These events take on the brand, identity and personality of the professional player…

USSSA East helping to bridge the gap

December 11, 2017

Pasadena, MD – In USSSA East’s 2nd Annual “Strike out Autism” event in October 2017, 113 teams demonstrated a show of support for those with autism. Teams embraced the cause and ran with it, sporting puzzle piece themed shirts and socks. Family members shared stories and our staff met several individuals who have been diagnosed with…

USSSA East: Saving Second Base and Giving Back

December 05, 2017

Pasadena – On a bright and sunny weekend in early October, 130 teams throughout Central Maryland and the Lower Eastern Shore made it possible for USSSA East to once again be able to make a sizeable donation to support breast cancer charities in the region. The USSSA Save Second Base Tournament is in its 6th year of…

USSSA East teams up with Hero Dogs to make a difference

December 01, 2017

Pasadena, MD – Over Memorial Day weekend 2017, USSSA fastpitch teams competed to raise money for our wounded warriors. A donation was made in each team’s name for every win they accumulated in the USSSA Wins for Warriors Tournament. This year’s beneficiary was Hero Dogs, located in Brookville, MD, a non-profit organization who pairs service dogs…

USSSA East Announces Team Appreciation Event

September 15, 2017

Pasadena, MD – It’s been a long season, filled with ups and downs, championships and slumps and loads of memories of friends, family and softball. Many teams battle it out each weekend for the opportunity to call themselves “champions” while honing their softball skills and enjoying the experience of playing in USSSA events. As the leaves…

2016 USSSA “C” Eastern Nationals Best New Event in Loudoun County, Virginia!

May 30, 2017

Pictured (left to right):  Herb Glose, Visit Loudoun Board of Directors Chair (BF Saul Company Hospitality Group), Andrew Wisk, USSSA East Program Operations Director and Beth Erickson,Visit Loudoun President and CEO Sterling, VA – By many accounts, the 2016 USSSA “C” Eastern Nationals in Sterling, Virginia were a great success. With plenty for teams to do…

Compete in USSSA Events and then Celebrate at Glory Days Grill

May 12, 2017

Pasadena, MD – Nothing works up a hunger like competing in baseball or softball tournaments and thanks to USSSA East’s newest partner, USSSA teams will have a post-game headquarters at which to celebrate with award winning food and drink after a tournament ends. Glory Days Grill has locations conveniently located to many parks used by USSSA…

USSSA East Announces Partnership with Turn 2 Sports

May 02, 2017

Pasadena, MD – USSSA East has launched a partnership with Mid-Atlantic based Turn 2 Sports to give fastpitch softball teams in the region a resource for equipment, specialized training, photography and much more. “We believe that our partnership with Turn 2 Sports will give players and teams in our program yet another resource to improve and…

The 2017 DEL-MAR-VA Tri-State Games – A Celebration of Softball

April 05, 2017

Pasadena, MD – Mark your calendars, the Inaugural DEL-MAR-VA Tri-State Games will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Bachman Sports Complex in Glen Burnie, Maryland. This joint USSSA East and VA USSSA Fastpitch event will showcase the best and the brightest fastpitch softball players from the region. The day will consist of family,…

USSSA Becomes Associate Member of the WBSC

March 03, 2017

Rome, Italy – On Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Executive Meeting of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), President Riccardo Fraccari announced the USSSA’s application to become an Associate Member of the WBSC whad been approved by the WBSC Executive Board. The world governing body of the sports of baseball and softball, and headquartered…

What Does it Mean to Play USSSA #LikeAGirl

March 01, 2017

Pasadena, MD – Do you know how to play #LikeAGirl? All through the month of March, USSSA Fastpitch, in celebration of Women’s History Month, is asking teams to submit videos of themselves demonstrating what it means to “play USSSA like a girl”. This campaign is intended to bring our fastpitch community together across the country, across…

USSSA Baseball Celebrates 20 Years!!

February 28, 2017

Kissimmee, FL – USSSA Baseball is celebrating its 20th year in 2017. “Twenty years, where did the time go?” remarked USSSA Chairman of the Board and CEO, Don DeDonatis, “And that this anniversary coincides with the 50th Anniversary celebration of the entire association makes it even that more special.” USSSA added baseball to its repertoire…

USSSA East to Award Futures World Fastpitch Championship Berths

February 22, 2017

Pasadena, MD – USA Elite Select (USAES), the elite division of USSSA Fastpitch, will be hosting the Futures World Fastpitch Championships in the Orlando/Kissimmee area from July 17th-23rd. This prestigious event is designed to showcase the best 9U/10U/11U/13U teams from across the country. This event offers a week of championship play, entertainment, and educational opportunities which bring…

USSSA Baseball in Maryland & Delaware Now Under the Direction of USSSA East

January 25, 2017

Pasadena, MD – Over the last 30+ years, USSSA East has built a Fastpitch Softball Program that hosts more than 50 events with 3,000+ teams annually. Prioritizing exceptional, uncompromised customer service and high quality events at parks throughout the region has led to the program’s growth and success.  “We intend to apply the same customer-first model…

USSSA East Teams Come Together Through Softball to Help Families Touched by Autism

January 25, 2017

Pasadena, MD – USSSA East created an inaugural “Strike out Autism” event in October 2016 to help increase awareness of autism and support families that are affected by it and to our surprise 113 teams chose to participate which is rare for a first year event. Unlike cancer where everyone understands what the affliction is and…

USSSA Save Second Base Tournament Raises $10k for Breast Cancer Charities

December 19, 2016

Pictured Left to Right are: Bill Dowell, USSSA State Director; Dr. Barbara Urban, BWMC; Dr. Cynthia Drogula, BWMC; Mary Kim Howe, ACNP, BWMC; Stephanie Smith, USSSA Administrative Director Pasadena, MD – Not even the wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Matthew could dampen USSSA East’s plans to help families with loved ones suffering from…