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                                                       WELCOME TO THE
                       FALL RIVER SCHOLARSHIP SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUES
                                                              WHERE
                                                    "SPORTSMENSHIP"
                                                    ************************
                                                              IS AN
                                                    "EXPECTATION"
                                                     *******************
                                            LET THE PLAYERS PLAY
                                         LET THE COACHES COACH
                                       LET THE UMPIRES OFFICIATE
                                   LET THE SPECTATORS BE POSITIVE
            VICTORY IS NOT FINAL,DEFEAT IS NOT FATAL-- ONLY A GAME- ENJOY!!!



  

   2017 will be the 54th. Season of "ASA"
   Slow Pitch Softball at Father Kelly Park
   Home of  the Jack Hackett Softball Field.

  WOW - How the Season have Flown Bye.

 


              SCSL  NIGHT LEAGUE CLOSED:                        
                                       15 TEAMS
                   SCSL NIGHT LEAGUE TEAMS FOR THE 2017
            COMPETING AT THE JACK HACKETT SOFTBALL FIELD
                                                 ******
     1. FATHOM'S BAR & GRILL,INC.
     2. ICE HOUSE
     3. WE GOT THE RUNS
     4. BRAMWELL FITNESS
     5. MITCHELL'S LAW                     
     6. SPECTRUM LIGHTING                     
     7. PAWS 'N" PLAY TOP DOGS
     8. ELLIS PAINTING                      
     9.TROY CITY MAULERS                         
    10.KRUSTY KRAB
    11. NEW BEDFORD WOLFPACK
    12 PLUMBING SUPPLY
    13. BRAYTON AVENUE CAFE
    14. BORDEN REMINGTON
    15.STACKHOUSE  CLUB

    SCSL SUNDAY MORNING RECREATIONAL LEAGUE : 8 TEAMS
********************************************************************************
  1. ELLIS PAINTING

  2 THE HORSEMEN                            
  3. WATCH DOGS                       .                         
  4. THREADS
  5. STRAIGHT EDGE BARBER SHOP
  6. UPPER DECKERS
  7.WE GOT THE RUNS
  8. SPECTRUM #2
  
                                      " AGAIN A GREAT TEAM RESPONSE"
             THANK YOU FOR ENTERING A TEAM INTO THE 2017 SCSL SEASON.


      


       
                   TO THE  UPCOMING  2017 TEAM SPONSORS
                                   "A GREAT BIG THANK YOU"
             FROM THE SCSL OFFICERS & TEAM MANAGERS
                                            & PLAYERS
                                         *****************
   



                 Team Sponsors  Help Greatly in Teams being able to Participate in
                                  playing the Great Game of Slow Pitch Softball.

                WHEN POSSIBLE PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SCSL TEAMS' SPONSORS
                                                          "THANK YOU"
                                                           ****************

                                                      KITTENBALL
                                                      ****************
                SOFTBALL WAS DEVELOPED AROUND  1895 BY  LEWIS  ROBER,
                A   MINNEAPOLIS FIREFIGHTER AND  WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED
                KITTENBALL .THE FIRST SOFTBALL LEAGUE WAS FORMED IN
                                              MINNEAPOLIS  IN  1900.


       Director:
                        Jack Hackett            riversedge9@comcast.net   Tel.# 508-801-6518
       Assistant-Directors:
                        Skip Tallman           ststwestport@gmail.com      Tel.# 508-636-6311
                       Jeremy Ellis             jaehood508@yahoo.com      Tel.# 774-992-8969
                        Bill Santos                wsantos@cox.net                  Tel.# 401-864-6990 
                       Tim Lima                  tpllima88@yahoo.com           Tel.# 508-933-1901           
       Hall of Fame Chairperson:
                        Bob Hackett
       Secretary:
                        Natalie Hackett
       Field Supervisors:
                         Justin Mitchell       jroc508@yahoo.com           Tel.# 774-301-7289
                         Jamie Mitchell                 
     Field Maintenance:
                       Dave Conlon           
                        

      
       THE MEN-IN-BLUE" ASA" UMPIRE'S ASSOCIATION
       ***************************************************************
            HOME BASE FALL RIVER,MA. & TIVERTON,R.I.
            **********************************************************
                                ORGANIZED IN 1974 (43 Yrs.)
                                 ***********************************
   SCSL Director & Umpire/Chief:  Jack Hackett,
   Tiverton League Umpire/Chief:  Bill Santos

         OFFICERS;   Fran Desmarais, Armand Rebello
                                              Bill Santos,Skip Tallman ,Treasurer Natalie Hackett

                                          Clinic (Rules & Field Mechanics )
                                                 Instructor Fran Desmarais
    
   The Associations Officiates all the SCSL Leagues( Night, Sunday Morning ,Co-ed, Fall)
              Tiverton Men's "ASA" Night League- NECA "ASA" Church League ( In Raynham-
                                             Dighton Rehoboth - Swansea)
  Tournaments: Brandon Little Memorial - Phil Rocha Memorial - Attleboro Church League
             - SCSL One-Pitch -  SCSL Memorial - SCSL Turkey Trot.

       ASA SOFTBALL IS ALIVE AND DOING GREAT IN THE FALL RIVER AREA
                                                                 ***********
    
            

         



          2017
  MEN-IN-BLUE "ASA"  UMPIRES'     ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                    
       THE MEN - IN - BLUE 'ASA' UMPIRES' ASSOCIATION WAS
       ORGANIZED IN 1974(43 yrs.).HOME BASE IS FALL RIVER,
                               MA. AND TIVERTON,R.I.

     SCSL  UMPIRE/CHIEF & TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR JACK HACKETT
  TIVERTON LEAGUE UMPIRE/CHIEF  & TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR BILL SANTOS

  MEMBERSHIP; 19
  ********************** JOE ARGO   FRAN DESMARAIS  PAT AHAESY
                               TIM LIMA       JIM ROBIDOUX        DAVE BOTELHO
                                       STEVE WINARSKI   ARMAND REBELLO
                              ROY VIEIRA   MARK ENWRIGHT  JAY PACHECO
                                         JOE CARVALHO  SKIP TALLMAN  
                                           BILL SANTOS  JOE RICARDO
                           BRUCE VANCOUR  NELSON MACEDO   BEN BURNS
                                                            *****
                             MIB TREASURER; NATALIE PETRONE HACKETT

   *** 2017 MIB BOARD OFFICERS - HACKETT - DESMARAIS - REBELLO
                                                                     TALLMAN -  SANTOS
            NUMBER WISE A SMALL GROUP, BUT A STRONG GROUP OF
            UMPIRES  WITH A GREAT DEAL OF SLOW PITCH EXPERIENCE
                                        AND KNOWLEDGE.


   
            

                  MEN-IN-BLUE "ASA" UMPIRE"S ASSOCIATION
                 **********************************************************
           2017 WILL BE THE 43rd, SEASON THE MIB HAS BEEN SERVICING
                         AREA SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUES.
             ATTLEBORO, DIGHTON , FALL RIVER,SWANSEA, TIVERTON ,
                                             RAYNHAM.

                      "ASA" SOFTBALL IS ALIVE AND DOING
                          GREAT IN THE FALL RIVER AREA





          

  

   

         SCSL
     DIRECTOR
            &
   MIB  ASA
 UMPIRE/CHIEF
JACK HACKETT

  MEETING UP
      WITH
R.I. ASA  STATE
 UMPIRE/CHIEF
       SUSAN
    JOHNSON

 SINCE 1974 THE
        MIB ASA
       UMPIRES
   ASSOCIATION
      HAS BEEN
  REGISTERING
   "ASA" IN R.I.

   SUSAN HAS
   BEEN VERY
   HELPFUL
   OVER THE
   SOFTBALL
    SEASONS.






 

 SCSL OFFICER

 NATALIE
         HACKETT

  CAME ALONG

   TO CARRY
   THE MIB
   ASA RULE
      BOOKS
          &
 REGISTRATION
      CARDS
        FOR
 THE MIB CREW

 AND TO ONCE
  AGAIN SAY
   HELLO
       TO
      SUE

 JACK ALWAYS
       KEEPS
    NATALIE
   INVOLVED


                                                                             AN “ASA UMPIRE”
                                                                            **********************
                                                                               BLUE PRIDE
                                                                              ***************
         Of All the Thankless Jobs on
      EARTH,  whenever Duty Calls:
     The Worst is His or Her who must
      Decide Between  the Strikes and
                             Balls.
  Who always has to Say at Once if it is
                        Foul or Fair.
   When some determined player Hits
              the Softball in the Air.
     The Man or Woman Whose Eyes
    must Rove the Field and Cover
                   every Base,
    And Figure if the Defense or the
           Runner Won the Race
  He or She is the Softball Umpire who
       must be prepared to Talk,
                                 When there is an Argument about an Out or Walk.
                   But whether Crowds Stand Up and Cheer, or Politely Boo and Shout.
               He or She are the Ones the Softball World can Never be WITHOUT.

                                      “ RESPECT YOUR GAME OFFICIALS”   



                                                        THE UMPIRE'S PRAYER

                                                         ****************************        
                                        THE UMPIRES HAVE THOSE PLAYERS
                                                          WHO LOVE THEM
                                                                     AND
                                OF COURSE  THOSE THAT DON’T LOVE THEM,
                                             MAY GOD TURN THEIR HEARTS
                                   AND IF IT DOESN'T TURN THEIR HEARTS,
                                            MAY HE TURN THEIR ANKLES,
                                SO WE THE UMPIRES WILL KNOW THEM
                                                    BY THEIR LIMPING.
                 Tim Lima


 
                              THE  2017 SEASON---
                       ( 54th. SEASON OF THE SCSL )
  
       
                    * SCSL "ASA" NIGHT LEAGUE
                            15  TEAMS  -- " GREAT"
                             **********************
                  * SCSL  SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE
                                         8   TEAMS
                                       *****************

          *FALL LEAGUE- Starts  Saturday-September 9th.
          Maximum  12 Teams (3 Divisions/Teams 4-4-4))


           ****  SCSL WILL HAVE A GOOD NUMBER OF
                      TEAMS COMPETING in 2017
                                           
     SOFTBALL PLAYED APRIL TO END OF NOVEMBER "

      "ASA" SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL IS ALIVE AND WELL
             AT THE JACK HACKETT  SOFTBALL FIELD.
               

                                      SCSL WORKING OFFICERS 
                       DEDICATION - JOY - ENTHUSIASM - INSPIRING - 
                                           HARD WORKERS
                               VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME

                       2017 SEASON - FIELD WORK IMPROVEMENT
                 JACK & NATALIE HACKETT, TIM LIMA, JEREMY ELLIS
               & DAUGHTER  AMYA  ELLIS,  JAMIE & JUSTIN MITCHELL
             ALSO HELPING MIB UMPIRES DAVE BOTELHO , ROY VIE1RA
                                AND BALLPLAYER TOM  SOUZA
                                TO ALL  GREAT BIG "THANK YOU"


                            Three Cheers for the Fall River Park Workers
                             ******************************************************
At a time when it seems we are always Complaining, I would like to take this opportunity
            to send out a Thankful Cheer to some very willing and helpful people.
           Keeping our Parks looking well groomed at times is a Thankless Job.
But on one of the hottest days (85 degrees) I requested some much needed help to remove some extremely heavy bags (12) of playing field mulch.
Being a Friday and collection day, I knew the Park Department truck would be by Father Kelly Park early that morning to empty the barrels. It is amazing how much trash collects in a week at the parks. So I decided to ask the  truck driver if he could pick up the mulch. The truck he was driving could not  accommodate the removal. They immediately contacted the Park Foreman Ron Cabral. Ron responded they would get on it right away.
Knowing how that can go, I figured I  would be waiting for a day or two. But to my complete surprise two workers showed up in ten minutes( “Isszy” Teixeira and Erick Garcia).
Within a wink of an eye these two workers, and I mean workers, had lifted the heavy bags (12) onto their small truck and then cleaned up the remnants and were off to do other jobs in the parks.
 I just want to  publicly Thank all those at the Fall River Park Department , Park Board Members , Nancy Smith, Ron Cabral and to  all the park workers, who are always there to help when called upon.

   The Park Department Crew may not have a healthy budget, but their warm  smile and
   pleasant attitude goes a long way in accomplishing and helping our City Parks to look 
    good..
              “THANKS AGAIN”

                                       Director Jack Hackett
                                     Fall River Scholarship
                                  Slow Pitch Softball League
                                            Father Kelly Park

 
          
          "A HELPING HAND"
  HEAVY BAGS OF RUBBER MULCH
 MOVED FROM THE BACKSTOP AREA 
  REPLACE N BY STONEDUST IN 2017

 A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO THE
  FALL RIVER PARK DEPARTMENT
 WORKERS (IZZY & ERIC)  WHO CAME
    AND REMOVED IT FOR THE SCSL.

          
                     25 Yards of Clay
              From Stoughton, Ma.
                Delivered for the Infield.
           2-50lbs Bag of Infied Mixture

                          LANDSCAPER
                       ********************
                        Ryan Carvalho
                   Spread and Leveled
        Spread Loam in 4 Outfield Bare Spots
              Spread & Level Clay in Infield.

 
                              2017 SEASON
  A NEW CORK BOARD ERECETED ON STORAGE
     AREA FENCE.IT IS USED TO POSTER SCSL
                       LEAGUE  NEWS.

 THE BLUE TARP IS USED TO COVER THE SCSL
      NOTICES DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER.



        

              

                       CHRISTINE SALVO

      PUTTING THE  NEW SCSL SOFTBALL
             FLYER ON THE SHED DOOR

          THE LEAGUE'S 54th.SEASON
                      OF ORGANIZED
        "USA-ASA"SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL.

                         1963- 2017
    THE LEAGUE IS STILL GOING STRONG

  EACH SEASON SHE PUTS THE SCSL
                        FLYERS  UP.

                               The NEW  BASES will hold off on until NEEDED.
THE ELECTRICIAN WAS AT THE FIELD - NEED 4 BULBS AND THE LIGHT REDIRECTED.
       THIS WILL BE DONE BY BRIAN BISHOP A FORMER SCSL HALL OF FAMER.

       
            

                SCSL OFFICERS AND FIELD WORKERS
                        JUSTIN AND JAIMIE MITCHELL

          REPAIRED OUTFIELD FENCE AND SPRAY PIAINTED IT
.
                ALSO MOVED THE STONEDUST TO THE
                             WARNING TRACK.
     


   

          
 SCSL OFFICER
NATALIE HACKETT
   
 SWEEPING THE
 2 NEW TURF
        MATS.

  A NEW FEATURE
AT THE FIELD THIS
        SEASON.
    "PROGRESS"

  THE BATTER
WILL NOT HAVE
 TO STAND IN
A HOLE IN THE
 BATTER' S BOX
   ANYMORE.


                                                   RUNNER AND CATCHER WILL NOT COLLIDE
                                                                WITH A PLAY AT THE PLATE.
                                                           **  ( INJURY-SAFETY FACTOR)

         

         SCSL OFFICER
                         &
     FIELD SUPERVISOR  TIM LIMA
                   **********
      GETTING  FIELD MOWER,
         GASED UP AND OILED
           AND READY TO GO.

        


       


         2017 SCSL OFFICERS SAY "THANK YOU" TO BILL SANTOS
    FOR DOING UP THE TEAM NAME SIGNS FOR THE  NEW SCSL
     STANDING BOARD IN THE STORAGE AREA AT THE FIELD.

             EACH SEASON BILL DOES THE TEAM SIGNS . SIGNS
          ARE VERY COLORFUL ON THE SCSL STANDING BOARD

  


  

     EACH SEASON THE SCSL RENTS
                A PORTER JOHN
              FROM HALLMAN'S
             IN PORTSMOUTH, R.I.

            TEL.# 401-847-9544

             DEALING WITH SCOTT,
               DEBBY AND DONNA
     IS AMAZING-VERY NICE PEOPLE

           THE COMPANY SERVICES
                iT EVERY THURSDAY.
                  KEEPS IT CLEAN

       WHERE WOULD THE PLAYERS,
        GAME OFFICIALS AND FANS
           BE WITHOUT SOME TYPE OF
                     RESTROOM
         AT THE PLAYING FIELD????

       

   
 
      BRIAN
     BISHOP
     ELECTRIC

  REPLACING
    OUTFIELD
             &
     INFIELD
      BULBS
  WHERE
         NEEDED.

  REPLACING
SOME BULBS
      IN THE
    ELECTRIC
  SCOREBOARD

 NEED LIGHTS
    TO PLAY

 THE GUYS
    DID   A
   GREAT
      JOB

 BRIAN STILL
 HAS  SOME
 UNFINISHED
 WORK TO DO
 WITH THE
 SCSL LIGHTS.    

  
       ELECTRICIAN
       BRIAN BISHOP
             WILL
     REPLACE BULBS
 NEEDED - FIELD LIGHTS
                 &
      SCOREBOARD

   

        
          SCSL OFFICER
       NATALIE HACKETT

         HARD AT WORK


        RAKING & PICKING
       UP ALL THE LEAVES
 THAT HAVE ACCUMULATED
           DURING
  THE FALL & WINTER
              SEASON.


       SHE ALSO CLEANED
     UP  ALL THE OUTFIELD
           FIELD LEAVES
             (25 BAGS)
             GETTING
  THE OUTFIELD IN TIP TOP
        SHAPE FOR THE
         BALLPLAYERS.


              NATALIE
A GREAT "BIG THANK YOU"

    

     

       FIELD SUPERVISOR
                    &
        SCSL OFFICER
                  
          MEN-IN-BLUE
     "USA-ASA" - UMPIRE

                  TIM LIMA

              REPAINTING
     THE DUGOUT BENCHES


        SCSL
     DIRECTOR
  JACK HACKETT

     SHOWING
THE NEW  TEAM
     STANDING
         BOARD
        THAT
NATALIE
             HACKETT

 PUT TOGETHER
    IT IS IN THE
STORAGE AREA
           FOR
   THE TEAMS
  TO CHECK ON
HOW THEY ARE
        DOING.



  PLEASE READ
   THE NOTICES
   THAT IS WHY
   THEY ARE ON
           THE
 CORKBOARDS

         NEW
 CORKBOARDS
IN THE DUGOUTS

  PLAYERS CAN
        READ
 SCSL NOTICES
  AND TOURNEY
      DATES
           &
       OTHER
    IMPORTANT
  SCSL LEAGUE
  INFOIRMATION.

          ALSO
NEW BAT RACKS






 TIM PUTTING UP
 THE NEW FOUL
   POLE FLAGS




NATALIE DAILY
     CHORE
CLEANING OUT
           THE
 BUTT BUCKETS

      

               
               

     
    

           


       2  NEW PINE TAR BOARDS - DUGOUT BARRELLS-  STICKERS-DON'T LITTER

                               4 BUTT BUCKETS - KEEP FIELD AREA CLEAN

                               2017   FIELD IMPROVEMENTS  WERE MANY
                                                              *******
                                   THE FIELD WILL BE IN TIP TOP SHAPE,
                 LET'S ENJOY PLAYING  AT THE JACK HACKETT SOFTBALL FIELD
          THE EXCITING AND COMPETITIVE GAME OF "USA" SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL