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    Michigan NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    NSA & BPA Michigan Hall of Fame

     

    2018 Michigan Hall of Fame Inductions & Awards Banquet

    December 1, 2018                            
    Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center 
    7501 W. Saginaw Highway
    Lansing, MI 48917
    517-627-3211


    When calling for a room, please use BLOCK CODE: SBA4. $75 Room Rate - includes up to (4) hot breakfast buffet coupons per room. Rate Expires:  Monday, November 19th.
                                              
    Please watch for updates on exact times.
    Pre-Dinner Cash Bar:  Starting 5:00 PM
    Dinner Served:  Approximately 5:30 PM
    Awards Presentation: Immediately following dinner

     

    RSVP INFORMATION

    All Planning to attend, please RSVP by submitting the form by deadline: Friday, November 23, 2018

    RSVP FORM

     

    DINNER TICKETS

    Individual Dinner Tickets: $40.00 per person  (open seating)
    Reserved Table of Eight Dinner Tickets:  $300.00  (table will be reserved in your name)
    Deadline for Dinner tickets: Friday, November 23, 2018


    If you are looking for dinner tickets after this date, please call the office.
    No Sales will be made on site! Banquet tickets will be held for the Individual name purchasing the tickets.

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    Hall of Fame Inductees

    2018 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    Umpire Category:  Bob Spencer - NSA Fastpitch & Slow Pitch   

    Player Category:   Randy Blitho - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Chris Douglass - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Jeremy Metiva - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Jeffery Taylor Jr - NSA Slow Pitch

     

    2017 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    Umpire Category:  Dave Prevost - NSA Fastpitch

    Umpire Category:  Lee Whitener - NSA Fastpitch 

    Umpire Category:  Matt Carpenter - BPA  

    Umpire Category:  Ron Stewart - BPA

    Coach Category:   Dave Hatler (Grotto Club) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Meritorious Category:  Line Drive Express (Doug Hill) - Organization

     

    2016 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    National Umpire Category:  Tony Hool - NSA Fastpitch

    Umpire Category:  Joe Redfield - NSA Fastpitch 

    Umpire Category:  Anthony Clayborn - NSA Slow Pitch

    Umpire Category:  John Campbell - BPA

    Coach Category:  Doug Kennedy (Ann Arbor Gold) - NSA Fastpitch

    Coach Category:  Dave Caley (Shamrocks) - BPA

    Player Category:  Greg Ackerberg - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Russ Ortega - NSA Slow Pitch

     

    2015 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    National Umpire Category:  Mike Ogden - NSA Fastpitch & Slow Pitch

    Umpire Category:  Jim Bennett - NSA Fastpitch 

    Umpire Category:  Gilberto Arcaute - NSA Slow Pitch

    Umpire Category:  Bob Doxey - BPA

    Coach Category:  Dave Harrison (Hurricanes) - NSA Fastpitch

    Coach Category:  Scott Spada (Team Kalamazoo) - BPA

    Player Category:  BJ Smith - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  John Huisken - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Mike "Devo" Devota (Posthumously) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Meritorious Category:  Richmond Blues - Organization

    Meritorious Category:  Steve Neuman - Sponsor/Coach

     

    2014 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    Umpire Category:  Bill Wheat - NSA Fastpitch

    Umpire Category:  Eric Adams - BPA

    Umpire Category:  Doug Wustman - NSA Slow Pitch

    Coach Category:  Joe Woityra (Oakland Dragons) - NSA Fastpitch

    Coach Category:  John Ingamells (Johnny III Trucking) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Chuck Modd - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Joe Gould - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Josh Onstott - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Terry Patsel - NSA Slow Pitch

    Director Category:  Kenny Brannstrom - BPA

    Director Category:  Clark VerHulst - NSA Slow Pitch

     

    2013 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    Umpire Category:  Ron Churchill - NSA Fastpitch

    Umpire Category:  Tony Hool - NSA Fastpitch & Slow Pitch

    Umpire Category:  Norm Prange (Posthumously) - NSA Fastpitch

    Umpire Category:  Tom Ridas - NSA Fastpitch

    Coach Category:  Phil Bluthardt (Michigan Mavericks) - NSA Fastpitch

    Coach Category: John Tonner (Finesse) - NSA Fastpitch

    Player Category:  Todd Fairbanks - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Matt Lavender - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Curtis Williams - NSA Slow Pitch

     

    2012 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    Umpire Category:  Hank Bolt - NSA Slow Pitch

    Umpire Category:  Jim Evans - NSA Fastpitch

    Umpire Category:  Roger Laughlin - NSA Fastpitch & BPA

    Umpire Category:  Mike Odgen - NSA Fastpitch & Slow Pitch

    Coach Category:  Jim Powell (Mt Pleasant Drillers) - NSA Fastpitch

    Coach Category:  Larry Thiede (Monroe Generals) - NSA Fastpitch

    Coach Category:  Joel Hopkins (Cherokee Express) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Coach Category:  Dan Mundinger (Raiders) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Chris Mize (Sports Xplosion) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Mark Moore (Raiders) - NSA Slow Pitch

     

    2011 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    National Director Category:  Kathie Horton - NSA Fastpitch

    • Kathie is honored to be the first female director to be inducted into the NSA National Hall of Fame.

    Umpire Category:  Ray Couturier - NSA Slow Pitch

    Umpire Category:  Don Button - NSA Fastpitch

    Coach Category:  Rob Leete (Merchants and Havoc) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Coach Category:  Bob Every (Crown and LCC) - NSA Fastpitch

    Player Category:  McKensley Crumpton - NSA Slow Pitch

     

    2010 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    Umpire Category:  Mike Terry - NSA Fastpitch

    Player Category:  Jeff Acton (Sports Xplosion) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Jason Broyles (Plumbers & Pipefitters) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Player Category:  Harold Franks (Plumbers & Pipefitters) - NSA Slow Pitch

     

    2009 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    Umpire Category:  Dale Wells - NSA Slow Pitch

    Director/Coach Category:  Greg Morano (Softball World) - NSA Slow Pitch

    Meritorious Category:  Dave Bartlett - NSA & BPA

     

    2008 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    National Umpire Category:  Mike "Lettuce & Cabbage" Letoszkiewicz - NSA Fastpitch

     

    2007 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    National Coach Category:  John Dobernick (Plumbers & Pipefitters) - NSA Slow Pitch

     

    2002 NSA & BPA Hall of Fame

    National Director Category:  Bill Horton - NSA Slow Pitch, Fastpitch & BPA

    Special Recognitions

    In addition to the Hall of Fame Inductions, teams, players and umpires will be recognized for their achievements during the season.
     
    2018 Umpire of the Year

    • Slow Pitch: Tony Clayborn
    • Fastpitch (Mike Latoszkiewicz Award): Jim McKinley

    2018 110% Award - Umpire

    • Fastpitch (Mike Terry 110% Award): Scott Binder and Jerry Merenkewicz

    2018 Newcomer of the Year - Umpire

    • Slow Pitch: Johnny Springsdorf

    2018 Most Improved - Umpire

    • Fastpitch: Meghan Fox

    2018 Appreciation Award - Umpire

    • Fastpitch: Karl McAllister, Jim Wood and Dave Prevost

    2018 Michigan Adult Player of the Year

    • Men's Gold: Rodney Burns - Tinys Buck Camp
    • Men's Silver: Brandon Gleason - Smash Bro's
    • Women's Silver: Jennifer VanderMeulen - Hot Mess Express
    2018 Michigan Adult Team of the Year
    • Men's Gold: Tiny's Buck Camp
    • Men's Silver: Smash Bro's
    • Men's Bronze: Urban Cowboys
    • Women's Silver: Hot Mess Express
    • Women's Bronze: Bad Intentions

    Super Regional Champions

    • Gold: OC Bombsquad
    • Silver: Knuckleheads

    World Series Champions

    • Gold: Boozini
    • Women's Silver: Hot Mess Express
    Grand Slam Champions
    • Men's Gold:  OC Bombsquad
    • Men's Silver: Michigan Monstars

    2018 Michigan All Tournament Team of the Year - Adult

    • Gold Division
      • Tiny's Buck Camp: Kyle Merlington, Mathew VandenHeuvel, Spencer Peters & Kenny Jacobs
      • Fully Loaded: Steve Pierce, Kris Sill & Jared Woolwine
      • OC Bombsquad: Aaron Powell & Scott Bilkovsky
      • Boozini:  Matthew Chromy
    • Silver Division
      • Smash Bros: Lance Buitendyk, Dylann Cuddahee, Jake Hambige & Tim Steffes
      • Michigan Monstars: Aneel Hanif, Anthony Wison & Justin Kuney
      • Knuckleheads:  Jose Gonzalez & Matt Karsten
      • 1 Love: Tyler Josz
    • Women's Silver Division
      • Hot Mess Express: Andrea Gasco, Laney Eubank, Alyssa Alger, Meghan Gue & Whitney Leiderman
      • ETC: Katie Malak, Kyle LaPorte & Jessica Peddle
      • Dirty Ball:  Raquel DeLaRosa & Rebekah Gumbs

     
    2018 Girl's Fastpitch Michigan State Champions

    • 10u "B" - MI Bolts
    • 12u "A" - MI Legacy '05 Thorington
    • 12u "B" - Attack
    • 14u "A" - Kalamazoo Klash
    • 14u "B" - Krash  Scott
    • 16u "A" - MBS Jets
    • 16u "B" -  Midland Lady Explorers Vermeesch
    • 18u -  Mid MI Heat

     
    2018 Girl's Fastpitch - World Series Medal Winners (Teams finishing Top Three)

    2018 was a great year for Michigan NSA Fastpitch teams! Congratulations to ALL!
     
    1st Place Finishes:

    • 14u "C" IN - Owosso Fastpitch

    3rd Place Finishes:

    • 8u Coach Pitch IN - Lady Falcons
    • 14u "B" NY - Michigan Outlaws Sherrill
    • 16u "B" IN – Adrenaline

    Other Great Finishes from Michigan Fastpitch World Series Teams:

    • 10u "B" IN - 5th Place - St. Joe Xtreme
    • 10u "B" IN - 9th Place - Linden Warriors
    • 12u "B" NY - 4th Place - Legacy Fastpitch
    • 12u "B" IN - 7th Place - Klash 2005
    • 12u "B" IN - 9th Place - Gold Fastpitch Townsend
    • 12u "C" IN - 5th Place - Ice Black
    • 14u "B" IN - 7th Place -  Legacy Fastpitch
    • 16u "B" IN - 9th Place -  Stealth Ward
    • 18u "B" IN - 4th Place -  Krash Black

    Hall of Fame Nominations

    The Michigan NSA & BPA Hall of Fame is intended to honor specific players, umpires, directors, complexes and sponsors who helped increase the quality of tournaments and who took the extra step in helping make the Michigan NSA and/or BPA programs what they are today.

    The following is the criteria to be used when considering a nomination to the Michigan NSA & BPA Hall of Fame. Nominees must meet or exceed these requirements to merit consideration for election. Please document this information clearly when submitting your nomination form.

    Hall of Fame Categories:

    • Player
    • Coach
    • Umpire
    • Director
    • Sponsor
    • Complex
    • Meritorious

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

        8 YEARS for the following Categories:  Adult Players - Coach/Managers - Teams

        8 YEARS for the following Categories:  Directors - Umpires

        7 YEARS for the following Categories:  Sponsors - Complexes

        5 YEARS for the Following Categories:  Youth Players - Meritorious

     

    The Application must be submitted by a Sponsor having an established position with NSA or BPA. (Sponsor must be a Player, Coach, Director, Umpire, etc.)

    • Anyone can suggest an applicant. If you wish to submit a nomination application, please make sure to attain a SPONSOR to formally submit the paperwork and biography on your behalf.

     

    NOMINATION APPLICATION

     

    All Michigan residents being inducted to the NSA & BPA National Hall of Fame are automatically inducted to the Michigan NSA & BPA Hall of Fame. For a Complete List of National Hall of Fame Inductees, please visit:

    NSA National Hall of Fame Inductees

    BPA National Hall of Fame Inductees