Added a small report to the 2014 Arizona Hall of Fame All Star Event!
Dec 6th, 2014 The first annual HOF/All Star classic was a huge success this past weekend with upper level ball being played at Sahauro Ranch in Glendale, AZ. Arizona USSSA started its’s Hall of Fame and honored its first 2 inductees Elby Bushong (Player) Ron Seaton (Manager/Sponsor). Arizona broke it’s all stars into 3 teams 20’s,30’s,40’s and Nevada and So Cal also brought teams to the event.
A ton of CUSSSA players and past Upper level players rounded out the Arizona Rosters. Nick Robertson, Matt Fox, Danny Lopez, Alexis Rameriz, Dan Kirkwood, Tyler Buerline, Brian Knight, AJ Montano, Jason Krieder, Ron Parnell, Carl Blank & Jeff White.
California was led by veterans leader Jay Hill, Eli Aguilar, Brian Lipman, Mike Brambilla. Kid Vega and Vito Messina (Billy’s kid). Nevada was lead by Bryce Olivera, Flip Washington, Chris Hansen, Dan Norquist and Nate Newman with Tony Verdugo by there side.
Solid crowds watched the larger matchups with Nevada, So Cal and Arizona. Arizona (30 year olds) and Nevada both went undefeated in pool play but So Cal ran the table in the bracket and took home the first championship.
“This event is more about the players and sponsors that came before and recognizing them and putting Elby Bushong and Ron Seaton in as the first members of the Arizona Hall of Fame. Having great players come and support the event just made it even better” Tournament Director / Far West V.P Elliot Clark.
Arizona USSSA also held a Women’s All Star to showcase the great talent of ladies playing the game and to recognize the women who have played Upper Level ball.
Team California won the 1st Annual Arizona Hall of Fame Tournament!
Arizona All Stars!
Nevada All Stars!
Arizona 20's All Stars!
Ron Seaton & Elby Bushong first 2 members of ARIZONAN USSSA Hall of Fame