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USSSA Update - July 31, 2014


By Troy Mickelson

USSSA State Director


By Troy Mickelson

USSSA State Director


The weekend of July 12-13 we crowned our youth girls’ state champions. Congratulations to all the teams that participated and to host communities Burnsville, Oakdale and Champlin.


USSSA State Girls’ 10u & 16u

Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Burnsville, Lac Lavon Park

10u Champion: Golden Valley Rockets

16u Rec Champion: Hurricanes

16u Comp Champion: Galaxy


USSSA State Girl’s 14u

Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Champlin, Clyde Andrews Park

14u Rec Champion: Rebels
14u Comp Champion: Burnsville Firestorm


USSSA State Girl’s 12u & 19u

Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Oakdale, Richard Walton Park

12u Rec Champion: Sunnylane Sizzle
12u Comp Champion: Burnsville Blaze
19u Champion: Apollo Sluggers

The month of August we will be busy every weekend crowning all of our adult state champions. Thank you to the teams participating in the USSSA state tournaments and good luck.


Minnesota USSSA Adult State Slow-pitch Softball Tournaments

August 1-3

Men’s “B/C”           Lac Lavon Park                                                    Burnsville, MN

Men’s “E”                Airport Park                                                           Blaine, MN                        

Women’s “B/C”     Lac Lavon Park                                                    Burnsville, MN

Women’s “D”          Lac Lavon Park                                                    Burnsville, MN    


August 8-10

Men’s “D” Comp    Noble Park                                                            Brooklyn Park, MN             

Men’s “D” Rec        Airport Park                                                           Blaine, MN        


With the postseason right around the corner, remember if you play on teams in different classes, you are eligible ONLY for those weekend and post season tournaments with your HIGHEST classified team.  Teams found in violation of this will forfeit all awards and travel expense monies won and individual player eligibility may be placed in jeopardy. Ignorance is not an excuse; know the rules!


Central Division USSSA National Tournaments

August 22-24

Men’s “C”              Bebops Sports Complex                                                Blaine, MN                           

Men’s “D”              Bebops Sports Complex                                                Blaine, MN


August 29-September 1

Men’s “E”              Hoing Rice Sports Complex                                Waterloo, IA


August 30-September 1

Women’s “B/C”   Bebops Sports Complex                                                Blaine, MN                           

Women’s “D”        Bebops Sports Complex                                                Blaine, MN


One last reminder, all teams going to World tournaments must play in their State tournament and a National tournament.


USSSA Softball Tournament


May 17 USSSA NIT Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Burnsville

Mens “Open”: H Auto LLC/Easton/MOA Hooters)

Men’s “D”: BPAthletics/Eurotech Auto

May 31-June 1 USSSA NIT Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Edina

Men’s “C/D”: Jokers Softball Club

Women’s “B/C/D”: TC Combat


June 14 USSSA NIT Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Blaine

Men’s “D”: Blueline/CR’s/Mikes Lawn Care & MN Miken/James Lyon Const.

July 12-13 USSSA Qualifier Slow-pitch Softball Tournament – Burnsville

Men’s “C/D/E”: Jokers Softball Club
Mixed “D/E”: Evolution
Women’s “B/C/D”: TC Combat

Last Blast All-Nighter USSSA Slow-pitch Softball Tournament

Teams come out and participate in the last MRPA/USSSA softball tournament before worlds and fall league. Tournament format is double-elimination for Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions. MRPA/USSSA is accepting registrations for Men’s C/D and E teams, Women’s B/C and D teams and Mixed D teams. Team entry fee is $200. Deadline to register is August 29. $225 after the deadline. Tournament will be played at Airport Park in Blaine on Sept. 5-6. Game times TBD. Tournament information will be available on or for additional information contact Troy Mickelson at 763-571-1305 x 108. Make checks payable to MRPA or register online at All teams must be sanctioned with USSSA and your roster must be online.


USSSA World Tournaments

All world tournaments will have a three-game guarantee and all champions crowned in Florida will receive Josten’s rings.


MRPA/USSSA Hall of Fame Golf Tournament

The HOF Golf Tournament was canceled on June 19 due to inclement weather. The make-up date has been rescheduled for Friday, October 10 at Victory Links Golf Course in Blaine. Four person scramble. $85 per person that includes; green fees, golf cart, BBQ, tee gifts, door prizes, games on every hole and much more. 10 a.m. shotgun start. Visit our website at to register.


Minnesota USSSA/MRPA Website:


National USSSA Website Access:


If I can be of any assistance in any of your softball needs, please call me at 763-571-1305 x 108 or 1-800-862-3659 x 108, email me at, or stop by my office at 200 Charles Street NE, Fridley, MN 55432.


REMEMBER – It is you, the player, coach, fan, director, umpire and association that make USSSA a GREAT organization and the place to be!