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NSAD announces 2015 Hall of Fame inductees

The National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) announced the 2015 Hall of Fame (HOF) inductees who will be recognized at the upcoming annual tournament at Omaha, Nebraska that will take place on August 6th through 8th.

Seven individuals have been selected for the 2015 Hall of Fame class and they are Raul Brown, Sarah Faber, Saul Gevarter, Angela Kuehn, Ken Savoy, Russ Perkins and Cy Saunders.

Sprint Relay, Sorenson VRS and Purple VRS who have sponsored the NSAD tournament for many years also have been inducted in this year’s class as HOF sponsors.

Below is the video announcement the 2015 NSAD Hall of Fame by Commissioner Vance Rewolinski.

SWSAD Softball Tourney Results

Results of SouthWest Softball Association of the Deaf tournament, July 9th through July 11th 2015 at Dallas, Texas.

Men's Tournament
Chmapions - Houston Xtremes
2nd Place - SMTX
3rd Place - Texas Stampede
4th Place - Austin Shock
5th Place - Louisiana Cajuns
6th Place - Oklahoma Outlaws
7th Place - El Paso X-Force
8th Place - Tejas Warriors
9th Place - Dallas Indians

Championship game: Houston Xtremes 12 SMTX 11

First Team All Tournament: Reginald Adams, Houston Xtremes; Douglas Haley, Houston Xtremes; Matt West, Houston Xtremes; Zac Reagan, Houston Xtremes; Bob Rush, SMTX; Matthew Taylor, SMTX; Jeremy Fryer, Texas Stampede; Samuel Dyer, Texas Stampede; Alan Williams, Austin Shock; Dalton Etkie, Austin Shock.

Second Team All Tournament: LaDon Battle, SMTX; Jesse McCaleb, SMTX; Jordan Lehr, Austin Shock; Noah Wimberly, Louisiana Cajuns; Scott Allen, Louisiana Cajuns; Thomas Soloynsky, Oklahoma Outlaws; Austin McKenzie, Oklahoma Outlaws; Michael Koopongsakorn, El Paso X-Force; Kenneth Arrington, Dallas Indians.

Most Valuable Player: Jamie Moore, Texas Stampede
Gene E. Carr Team Sportsmanship: Tejas Warriors
Sammy Lane Individual Sportsmanship: Kevin Sowards, Texas Stampede

2015 SWSAD Men Champs Houston Xtreme
2015 Men’s SWSAD Champions - Houston Xtremes (Photo credit - SouthWest Softball Association for the Deaf).

Women's Tournament
Champions - ATX Bombers
2nd Place - Louisiana Lady Cajuns
3rd Place - Tiger Ladies

Championship game: ATX Bombers 14 Louisiana Lady Cajuns 1

First Team All Tournament: Augusta Seremeth, ATX Bombers; Britney Breedlove, ATX Bombers; Gabriella Beyer, ATX Bombers; Julie Egdorf, Louisiana Lady Cajuns; Jackie Rojas, Louisiana Lady Cajuns; Davina Jennings, Louisiana Lady Cajuns; Lorraine Rojas, Louisiana Lady Cajuns; Laura Rushing, Louisiana Lady Cajuns; Ashley Couey, Tiger Ladies; Debra Lindsey, Tiger Ladies.

Most Valuable Player: Krissy McAnally, ATX Bombers
Gene E. Carr Team Sportsmanship: Louisiana Lady Cajuns
Imogene Christofoletti Individual Sportsmanship: Lorraine Rojas, Louisiana Lady Cajuns
Manager of the Tournament: Jose Amador, ATX Bombers

2015 SWAD Women Champs ATX Bombers
2015 Women’s SWSAD Champions - ATX Bombers (Photo credit - SouthWest Softball Association for the Deaf).

Coed Tournament
Champions - El Paso Mafia
2nd Place - Tejas Fire
3rd Place - Louisiana Lady Cajuns
4th Place - Texas Bullseye
5th Place - Screwballs
6th Place - I’d Hit That
7th Place - Pensacola
8th Place - S.H.I.T.
9th Place - Tejas Warriors

Championship game: El Paso Mafia 16 Tejas Fire 7

Source: SouthWest Softball Association of the Deaf

Tournament for Deaf Softball Players Held in Dallas

By Tim Roberts

DALLAS -- When it comes to softball these athletes prove you don`t have to hear a sound to make some noise on the diamond.

This is The Southwest Softball Association of the Deaf. On saturday, the teams took the field for the annual regional tournament in Dallas. About 300 deaf and hard of hearing players suited up and played ball.

Read more: http://www.krtv.com/story/29536214/tournament-for-deaf-softball-players-held-in-dallas

Source: KRTV

Hoy's Boys face stiff competition at Toys 4 Tots tournament

The Hoy's Boys traveled to Palm Springs, California for the 2014 United States Marine Corps Reserve "Toys 4 Tots" tournament which recently took place from December 12th through December 14th.

At the tournament, the Hoy's Boys needed to win at least one game in the round robins on Friday in order to advance to the bracket tournament on the following day. The Hoy's Boys played three round robin games and finished 0-3. All of the games were high scoring and in two of the games, the Hoy's Boys came up short when they lost one game by a single run and another by two runs.

Game 1: Lost by one run to OC Swats Doeflinger, 26-25. (Conference B team from South California)

Game 2: Lost to Demarini All American, 25-14. This team had several major players on their squad which also included Chris Larsen. (Conference B team from Oregon)

Game 3: Lost to League Night/Major Out of UT, 27-25. (Conference C team from Las Vegas)

Tournament Photos

2014 Hoys Boys at Palm Springs CA
2014 Hoy's Boys at Palm Springs, California. 
Standing L to R: Shane Mullen, Cory Fletcher, Micky Manz, John Gilmore, Mike Brambilla, Chad Munger, Vinny McMahon, Barrit Todd. Kneeling L to R: Kevin Bishop, Matt Spurgeon, Daren Toman, Lester Boyd, Chris Utley, Erin Smith, Saul Gevarter, Jesse Mata.

Hoy's Boys take second at Sin City World Series

The Hoy's Boys of Fremont, California traveled to Las Vegas last weekend to compete in the Sin City World Series from October 17 to 19. The Hoy's Boys competed in the D Division with thirty-five teams from other states and Canada.

The Hoy's Boys team is made up of ten Deaf players, one CODA, and three hearing players. The team lost the first game to Alaska Avalanche (AK), 16-12 after leading 12-11 going
into the last inning. Alaska Avalanche would eventually take 3rd place losing only
to the championship team and Hoy's Boys.

Using strong defense and two home run limit per game, Hoy's Boys started their march to the championship game entirely in the loser bracket.

Saturday, October 18 games:
Defeated Smokin Aces (IL) 10-0
Defeated Oshawa Orioles (Canada) 11-3
Defated Throwdown (AZ) 13-3

Sunday, October 19 games:
7:00 AM: Defeated Snafu (HI) 14-4
8:00 AM: Defeated Ice Services (AK) 23-3
11:00 AM: Defeated Park Bums (CA) 13-7 (7 inning game over a team that had won 4 straight)
12:00 PM: Defeated WC Envy (CA) 10-4
1:00 PM: Defeated STP (CA) 13-9
2:00 PM: Defeated Alaska Avalanche (AK) 13-6 (Only loss in the loser bracket for this 3rd
place team)
3:00 PM: Lost to WC United (CA) 22-2

By the time Hoy's Boys got to the championship game they had played five straight games and seven in all on Sunday in 90 degree heat. Simply put, Hoy's Boys finally ran out of gas after extreme effort. Final tournament record is 9-2 and a second place finish. No other team in the tournament played more than six games.

Hoy's Boys played three nationally ranked teams (WC United #15, STP #25, and WC
Envy (#43), winning 2 out of 3).

2014 Hoys Boys Sin City 2nd Place
Hoy's Boys - Second place finish at 2014 Sin City World Series (Photo courtesy of Saul Gevarter)

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