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ASA of PA 2003 Classification Adjustments
By Guy Demaio: ASA of PA Classification Director
The Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania State Classification Committee met at the meeting of the ASA of PA Commissioner’s Council and evaluated legislative items submitted to alter the classification code and items governing the classification of teams in the ASA of PA for the 2003 season. The following classification adjustments for 2003 based on team performance and the classification policies and procedures as stated in the Code of the Amateur Softball Association Nationally, the Central Atlantic Region and the Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania and those items approved by the ASA of PA Council at the 2002 Spring meeting. Teams classified in accordance with these policies and procedures are not eligible for appeal until after having participated in a minimum of three sanctioned ASA tournaments at the assigned higher classification.

Any appeal must be filed on the proper ASA or ASA of PA Classification Appeal Form and submitted to the ASA of PA State Classification Director with the approval of the respective District Commissioner. The State Classification Committee reviews and evaluates all appeals. The decision of the State Classification Committee is final. If the appeal is granted, the team’s roster will be frozen for the balance of the playing year. If the team adds a player to their roster the appeal is nullified and the team is reclassified to the next higher classification level.

Any current season men’s or women’s slow or fast pitch roster containing four (Two in modified pitch) or more members of any roster or combination of rosters from any previous season which was reclassified by the State, Regional or National Classification Committee must carry at least the level of classification assigned to the roster reclassified by the State, Regional or National Classification Committee.

All classifications made by the State, Regional or National Classification Committee (teams or roster members thereof) shall remain the exclusive responsibility of the State Classification Committee. NO reversal or adjustment of the assigned classification to a lower level is permitted without the express written permission of the State Classification Committee. No local Deputy, Area, County or District Commissioner has the authority to adjust to a lower level or reverse any classification made by the state, regional or national classification committee.

MODIFIED PITCH
Class B to Class A........District
Jimmy Z's, District 9 Erie, PA
Sparky's, District 16

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Class C to B........District
Parker Pools, District 9
Rosatto Sutters, District 9


MEN’S SLOW PITCH

Class "B" to Class "A"
EMO Communications, York
Fredericks Chevrolet, Harrisburg
J.C. Casner Equipment, Reading

Class "C" to Class "B"
Randy Phillips Construction

At the annual Council Meeting held this weekend (March, 2003) in Lancaster, the Council adapted the following classification procedures to be effective immediately. At the annual Council Meeting held this weekend in Lancaster, the Council adapted the following classification procedures to be effective immediately.

Class C teams must be reclassified to B if any of the following occurs:
1. Wins the ASA of PA State Championship
2. Finishes in the top four places of the ASA of PA State Championship two consecutive years.
3. Wins a National Qualifier and places first or second in the State Championship
4. Wins a National Qualifier and places first, second, or third in the National Labor Day Tournament.
5. Wins the National Labor Day Tournament.
6. Places first or second at any National Invitational Tournament.

As a result of this change Randy Phillips Construction is the only team moved to Class B From Class C for 2003

Class "D" to Class "C"

Class D teams must be reclassified to Class C if any of the following occurs:
1. Wins the ASA of PA State Championship Finals.
2. Wins any one of the five ASA of PA Area State Championships.
3. Finishes in the top eight places of the ASA of PA State Championship Finals two consecutive years.
4. Places first, second, or third in the ASA Labor Day National Tournament.
5. Places first or second in any National Invitational Tournament.

As a result of this change Lamparter Trucking is the only team moved to Class C From Class D for the 2003 season

WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH

Class C to B
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Class D to C
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MEN'S FAST PITCH
(Check with your District Commissioner for any adjustments)

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