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Adult Fast Pitch

Pitcher Classification List and Appeals

The Pitcher's Classificatoin List can be found by clicking on the document to the right

If you have questions about the appeal process, please send an email to Scott Kelly who will get the information to the 15 member committee that oversees MASA Pitcher Classification issues. Team classification guidelines still are in effect where teams that finish 1st or 2nd in USA Softball of Michigan Fast Pitch state finals in class C, D or E or place in the top 4 of an USA Softball national tournament, they must move up a class the next year of competition. If 5 or more players from a move-up roster play together the following season of competition, they are also considered an automatic move-up to that next class as well.

Pitcher's Classification Committee Members


USA Softball of Michigan Classification Committee Members

Jerry Hanson - USA Softball of Michigan Executive Director - Midland

Scott Kelly - Committee Coordinator/Commissioner - Charlevoix

Bryan Smith - MASA State Umpire In Chief - Lansing

Billy Norton - Umpire - Sault Ste. Marie

Lou Kelly - Manager - Battle Creek

David Lach - Manager / Player - South Lyon

Kyle Beane - Player - Lapeer

Shannon Damron - Pitcher - Marshall

Del Benson - Manager -Munger

Sean Kelly - Pitcher - Marshall

Jon Gwizdala - Pitcher - Bay City

Rick Schwemin - Manager / Player - Marquette

Rob McCormick - Commissioner - Ada

Troy Stowell - MASA President / Commissioner / Player

Jeff Weaver - Manager / Player - Sawyer

Aaron Davis -Commissioner / Player - St. Joseph

2019 Bat Requirements for State Tournament Play

Bats that contain the new 2013 ASA Certification Mark are now allowed in the game of Fast Pitch. Bats that have the 2000 and 2004 certification marks are still legal in all divisions of play.

Bats must not appear on the latest ASA Non-Approved Bat List, which can be found at:


Online Roster Requirements

Again in 2019, all fast pitch teams participating in qualifying or state tournament play, MUST go to and enter their team members. You still must register your team the same as previous years either through your local recreation department or the MASA state office. 

Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly

Fast Pitch Commissioner

Phone: 231-547-1144

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