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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!!!



  

   2016 will be the 53rd. Season of "ASA"
   Slow Pitch Softball at Father Kelly Park
   Home of  the Jack Hackett Softball Field.

  WOW - How the Season have Flown Bye.

 

       
         2016 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:
                        Bill Santos              wsantos@cox.net
                       Tim Lima                  tpllima88@yahoo.com              
       Hall of Fame Chairperson:
                        Bob Hackett
       Secretary:
                        Natalie Hackett
       Field Supervisors:
                         Justin Mitchell        jroc508@yahoo.com
                         Jamie Mitchell             
                        


      
       THE MEN-IN-BLUE" ASA" UMPIRE'S ASSOCIATION
       ***************************************************************
            HOME BASE FALL RIVER,MA. & TIVERTON,R.I.
            **********************************************************
                                ORGANIZED IN 1974 (42 Yrs.)
                                 ***********************************
    Director & Umpire/Chief:  Jack Hackett,

    OFFICERS;    Bill Santos, Fran Desmarais,
                                          Tim Lima, Skip Tallman , Secretary 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 (Area & State)
  Tournaments: Brandon Little Memorial - Phil Rocha Memorial - Attleboro Church League
          State Church League - SCSL One-Pitch -  SCSL Memorial - SCSL Turkey Trot.

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

         



          2016
  MEN-IN-BLUE "ASA"  UMPIRES'     ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                    
       THE MEN - IN - BLUE 'ASA' UMPIRES' ASSOCIATION WAS
       ORGANIZED IN 1974(42 yrs.).HOME BASE IS FALL RIVER,
                               MA. AND TIVERTON,R.I.
 UMPIRE/CHIEF AND TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR JACK HACKETT

MEMBERSHIP; 17
********************** JOE ARGO   FRAN DESMARAIS  PAT AHAESY
                               TIM LIMA       JIM ROBIDOUX        DAVE BOTELHO
                              STEVE WINARSKI  DAVID LEPAGE ARMAND REBELLO
                              RICK RAMOS   MARK ENWRIGHT  DAVE CABRAL
                             JOE CARVALHO  SKIP TALLMAN   ART HENDERSON
                                                      JAY PACHECO
                                                            *****
                        *** BIL SANTOS - ALWAYS WELCOMED BACK

            NUMBER WISE A SMALL GROUP, BUT A STRONG GROUP OF
            UMPIRES  WITH A GREAT DEAL OF SLOW PITCH EXPERIENCE
                                        AND KNOWLEDGE.


       
             SMILE - YES WE DID
             ***************************
             R.I. ASA UMPIRE/CHIEF
                SUSAN JOHNSON
                        &
  SCSL DIRECTOR   &
            MIB ASA UMPIRE/CHIEF
                            JACK HACKETT
 
          THE MIB ASA UMPIRES
           ASSOCIATION WAS
               ESTABLISHED
                     IN 1974
         HOME BASE TIVERTON,R.I.
                                &              
                 FALL RIVER,MA.

      THE MIB MEMBERS REGISTER
                   ASA WITH HER.
  SHE HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL
         TO OUR ASSOCIATION.



   SUSAN HAS DECIDED TO RETIRED IN 2016 - THE MIB WISHING HER THE BEST
         THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP DURING THE SEASONS.

                     RONALD P. GOODINSON JR. IS THE NEW  R.I.  "ASA" UMPIRE/CHIEF
 

                  
           
                     SCSL DIRECTOR
                                     &
                  MIB UMPIRE/CHIEF
                    JACK HACKETT
               WILL BE  MEETING UP
                   IN  JUNE  2016
                   WITH R.I. STATE 
             "ASA" UMPIRE/CHIEF

                SUSAN JOHNSON

         JACK  will be picking up the MIB "ASA"
       UMPIRE'S ASSOCIATION  ASA RULE
 BOOKS  AND ASA REGISTRATION CARDS

      SCSL IS THE ONLY "ASA" LEAGUE IN
THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE STATE
      ORGANIZED "ASA" iN 1963 - 53 YEARS

             SUSAN - A Great Big "Thank You"
  for your help in registering the MIB Umpires

 
  
 HEY, NATALIE I WANT A PICTURE OF
               YOU WITH SUSAN

 NATALIE  CAN  CARRY ASA RULE BOOKS
 
  JACK IS A SLAVE DRIVER,HE HAS HER
 DOING A LOT OF SCSL SOFTBALL  WORK.
 
JACK IS VERY APPRECIATIVE OF ALL THE
HELP AND CO-OPERATION HE GETS FROM
                  SUSAN JOHNSON.
                           ALSO
        ESPECIALLY HIS WIFE NATALIE

 SHE IS ALWAYS WORKING AT THE FIELD,
 RAKING,PICKING LITTER,CLEANING BUTT
  BUCKETS,EMPTYING THE DUGOUT
 BARRELS, UPDATING THE LEAGUE
             STANDING BOARD.

 
                              THE  2016 SEASON---
                       ( 53rd. SEASON OF THE SCSL )
  
       
                    * SCSL "ASA" NIGHT LEAGUE
                              16 TEAMS - GREAT
                             **********************
                  * SCSL  SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE
                                  8 TEAMS- GREAT
                                 *****************
                             * SCSL  CO-ED LEAGUE
                                 5  to 6  TEAMS-GREAT
                                 ************************
                      *FALL LEAGUE- Saturday-September 10th.
                       14 Teams (2 Divisions/6 teams/division)

  TOTAL: Possible 43 TEAMS COMPETING in 2016
                                       "GREAT"
                                          ********             
  "  SOFTBALL PLAYED APRIL TO END OF NOVEMBER "

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


          SCSL OFFICERS  - DEDICATION - JOY - ENTHUSIASM - INSPIRING - 
                                                   HARD WORKERS
                                           VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME
                        2015 SEASON - FIELD WORK IMPROVEMENT

           INFIELD CLAY
             20 Yards
          Coming from
         Stoughton,Ma.

 WILL BE DELIVERED ON
   THURSDAY -APRIL 28th.
 Landscaper
         RYAN CARVALHO 
Will Spread and Level
         the  Infield
  on SATURDAY-April 30th.

       

 
    LIKE PREVIOUS SEASONS YARDS. OF CLAY
     FROM STOUGHTON,MA. WILL BE ARRIVING
            ON THURSDAY , APRIL 28th.

           RYAN CARVALHO WILL SPREAD
            IT  IN THE INFIELD AND LEVEL IT.

               

                    SCSL DIRECTOR JACK HACKETT
                    
                               WILL ONCE AGAIN

                   HYDRO-SEED THE OUTFIELD AREA

                LOOKING FOR NEW GRASS TO GROW

                           WATER IT EVERY DAY

     

                              FOR THE 2016 SEASON
    SCSL SECRETARY NATALIE HACKETT PAINTING THE NEW PINE
                  TAR BOARDS THAT WILL BE ERECTED ON
                              THE TELEPHONE POLES
                       NEAR THE ON - DECK - CIRCLES.



            JACK TAKING DOWN THE BROKEN USA FLAG HOLDER.
                       BILL SANTOS WILL PUT UP  A NEW ONE.
              THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DESTROY PARK PROPERTY
        IT WOULD BE  NICE TO SOME DAY CATCH THEM IN THE ACT.

 
                              2016 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.

    

NATALIE HARD AT WORK - SPRAYING ROUNDUP (WEED KILLER)

              ON THE LEFT FIELD AND RIGHT FIELD FOUL LINE.
                    
                             SHE ALSO SPRAYED


THE WARNING TRACK BEFORE NEW STONEDUST IS LAID OUT.



    FALL RIVER PARK WORKERS DELIVERING TO
      THE SCSL SLOW PITCH LEAGUE BAGS OF
SPEED DRY(WATER ON FIELD) AND BAGS OF LIME
                   FOR THE PLAYING FIELD.
 
                        THANK YOU GUYS

 

  JACK PICKED UP A NEW HOME PLATE AND PITCHERS MOUND.
                                    AND 3 BASES CUPS.

              SCSL FIELD SUPERVISOR  TIM LIMA WILL INSTALL.

    GETTING THE FIELD IN TIP-TOP SHAPE FOR OPENING DAY
            MONDAY-MAY 9th. - 2 GAMES - 6:30p.m. & 7:30p.m.

        

        JACK RETyING THE YELLOW
                   FENCE GUARD
    RIGHTFIELD AND LEFTFIELD LINE.
        AND TRYING TO GET A SUN TAN.
    
          THEN JACK WAS A LITTLE
       CARELESS WITH THE SCISSORS

        SEE THE FOLLOWING PICTURE

    

 JACK SOMEHOW CUT THE
 TIP OF HIS FINGER OFF
WITH  THE SCISSORS .HE
 COULD NOT STOP IT FROM
              BLEEDING,
            SO OFF TO
 CHARLTON MEMORIAL
             HOSPITAL.

    HE MIGHT BE INJURED
   BUT HE WILL BE RIGHT
   BACK AT THE FIELD ON
          THIS WEEK
       GETTING IT IN
     TIP TOP SHAPE
      FOR THE SEASON.

       


        STRAIGHTEN OUT THE
             STORAGE AREA.

                 JACK IS
      INVESTIGATING INTO A
     NEW  INFIELD SPRINKLER
                SYSTEM
      FOR THE 2016 SEASON.

   

 
    
         DAVE CONLON REPAIRING DUGOUT
         BENCHES  FOR THE TEAM PLAYERS.
          HE DID A GREAT JOB IN REPAIRING
                 THE 2 DUGOUT BENCHES
                        LOOKS NICE.

      TIM LIMA WILL PAINT THE BENCHES
                 BEFORE THE SEASON
    

     

     NATALIE'S DAUGHTER CHRISTINE SALVO DOING
   HER ANNUAL JOB  PUTTING  UP THE NEW 2016 SCSL
     WELCOME BANNER  ON THE SHED DOOR - 53RD.
  YEAR OF THE SCSL SLOW PITCH  SOFTBALL LEAGUE.
                         IT WAS ORGANIZED
      IN 1963 BY HALL OF FAMER FAST PITCH PITCHER
                               TED DARCY 
 IT WAS AT FIRST A LEAGUE FOR OLDER MEN TO PLAY.

 
  SCSL OFFICERS TIM LIMA & BILL SANTOS
   WILL BE INSTALLING NEW FOUL LINES.
  THE OLD ONES WERE REMOVED FOR
              SAFETY REASONS.
THE NEW FOUL LINES WILL BE ALSET
             FOR THE SEASON.


 SCSL  FIELD WORKERS WILL DO ALL THE
NECESSARY FIELD WORK ON SATURDAY,
    APRIL 30th. AND SATURDAY,MAY 7th.


                                                                         ONCE AGAIN AS ALWAYS THE PLAYING
                                                                         "FIELD WILL BE IN TIP TOP SHAPE FOR
                                                                                  OPENING DAY -MONDAY-MAY 9th.

   FIELD WORKERS- TIM LIMA,BILL SANTOS,
   MATT BRAGA,JUSTIN & JAIMIE MITCHELL.
   DAVE CONLON, NATALIE HACKETT,
     CHRITINE SALVO, JEREMY ELLIS,
      RYAN CARVALHO,JACK HACKETT
                      SKIP TALLMAN

   

                            SCSL OFFICERS REPAIRING
                        THE ELECTRIC SCOREBOARD.

                        INSERTED 130 NEW BULBS

             IT WILL BE MUCH BRIGHTER THIS SEASON.

     THE  LEAGUE IS  ALSO LOOKING TO REPAIR THE
     ELECTRIC SCOREBOARD OVER THE BACKSTOP

          JACK HAS LOOKED AT A NEW SCOREBOARD
           PRICE IS $5,000 - THIS WILL HAVE TO BE PUT
                                                                                    THE SCSL BUCKET LIST.




                             FIELD WORKER CHRIS SALVO
                      WORKING ON THE WARNING TRACK

           SHOVELING  NEW STONE DUST  ON THE TRACK
                               AND THEN LEVELING IT OFF.

                 The New 4 Wheel Infield Line Chalker and the New Sprinkler System
             and the New Bases have  just arrived, be at the Playing Field Next Week

 

            NEW SPRINKLER SETUP

         
    WATERED THE INFIELD IN ABOUT
               10 MINUTES - GREAT

  DOES A GREAT JOB WATERING IT
                           DOWN

     LEAGUE RAFFLE $$$ WAS USED
                       TO BUY
      FIELD EQUIPMENT LIKE THIS.
   

   SCSL OFFICER & FIELD SUPERVISOR
                        TIM LIMA

         RIGHT NOW THE SCSL LEAGUE
     IS LOOKING FOR A NEW  INFIELD
                         TRACTOR.

       JUSTIN & JAIMIE MITCHELL
                WILL  DRAG
    THE INFIELD AND THEN  WET IT
                        DOWN.

      TIM , JUSTIN AND JAIMIE WILL
 WORK HARD  TO KEEP THE PLAYING
      FIELD IN TIP TOP SHAPE
              THROUGHOUT
         THE 2016 SEASON.
                                                                                                THIS IS WHAT
                                                                               GETS THE 43 TEAMS TO WANT TO STAY
                                                                                 AND PLAY IN THE SCSL LEAGUES.