Excellence, Community, Sportsmanship & Acceptance
The Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) is an established softball league in Seattle, Washington and has been operating as such for over 30 years. Bud Light has been a long time sponsor of ECSA. We also have added (2) new sponsors in 2012 Absolut and Sterling Athletics - we thank them all for their support and partnership.
ECSA not only stands for Emerald City Softball Association but is an acronym that represents aspects of what our league embraces: Excellence, Community, Sportsmanship & Acceptance. Our focus is to provide a softball league that includes GLBT and non GLBT members and creates a unique community of excellence, sportsmanship & acceptance for playing softball. Membership in ECSA is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
The league has (4) different Divisions (A, B, C & D). These Divisions include a place for everyone from advanced players to someone who has never played softball before. The Division that a player is allowed to play in is determined by use of a player rating system established by the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA). The Emerald City Softball Association is a member of NAGAAA. The ECSA season generally starts in April and runs into June or July of each year. We also have a Fall Ball Season that starts in September and goes into October.
Important dates for the 2013 postseason and beyond
Saturday, Feb. 8: Field Day, 10 a.m., North SeaTac Park, SeaTac (map). New-player clinic and skill assessment. (Note: Attendance at both Field Days is not mandatory; same program as Jan. 25.) For more information, email James Neely, ECSA membership director.
Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6: 2014 Emerald City Classic tournament. Registration begins in December.
Monday, Sept. 22, to Saturday, Sept. 27: 2014 NAGAAA World Series in Dallas. For more information, check out the Dallas World Series Facebook page.
Congratulations to the 2013 ECSA All-Stars and MVPs
The following players and teams were recognized for their outstanding achievements in the 2013 ECSA season. Congratulations to all!
MVP: Carlton Nelson (Dirty Dawgs)
Best Offensive Player: Paul Paulson (Battalion)
Best Defensive Player: Michael Gerena (Seawolves)
Rookie of the Year: Paul Paulson (Battalion)
Most Inspirational Player: Ron Fox (Maulers)
Sportsmanship Award: Seawolves
ECSA Award: Ed Sudderth (Seawolves)
Commissioner's 'Move-up' Award: John Ulman (Dirty Dawgs)
All-Stars: Letwon Canton (Dirty Dawgs); Andy Chow (Maulers); David Daws (Dirty Dawgs); Rob Ewanio (Dirty Dawgs); Ron Fox (Maulers); Jeremy Frank (Battalion); Toby Jones (Maulers); Caleb Kai (Seawolves); Jaron Keller (Maulers); Joshua Magallanes (Dirty Dawgs); Luke Preston (Vendetta); Phillip Robertson (Maulers); Randy Robison (Battalion); Erick Rowley (Vendetta); Tim Schoonover (Maulers); Jason Smith (Seawolves); Gabe Stone (Battalion); Ed Sudderth (Seawolves); Wade Tibke (Vendetta); Gage Webster (Dirty Dawgs)
MVP: Dan Weaver (Honey Badgers)
Best Offensive Player: Sara Fetters (SIN)
Best Defensive Player: Lee Tenorio (Inferno)
Rookie of the Year: Lee Tenorio (Inferno)
Most Inspirational Player: Peter Muna (Score)
Sportsmanship Award: Squadron
ECSA Award: Tighe Copeland (Inferno)
Commissioner's 'Move-Up' Award: Michael Firstenberg (Otterman Empire)
Commissioner's ECSA Award: Andrew Childs (Honey Badgers)
1st-Team All-Stars: Troy Amus (SIN); George Aoyama (Honey Badgers); Greg Bannish (SIN); John Cardinali (Woodpeckers); Alex Garnett (Honey Badgers); Jim Hay (Woodpeckers); Antony Le (Pilots); Doug Lyons (Squadron); Rich Matheson (Browns); Matthew McCurdy (Inferno); Don Moritz (Browns); Delmis Perez (Thunder); Drew Piston (Woodpeckers); Mike Ridgeway (Thunder); Jedric Saturnino (Pilots)
2nd-Team All-Stars: Rich Anaya (Inferno); Jeremy Bissell (Woodpeckers); Andrew Childs (Honey Badgers); Isiaah Crawford (Thunder); Brendon Ecker (Score); Eric Ecker (Thunder); Michael Firstenberg (Otterman Empire); Scott Itano (Squadron); Jeff Kelly (Thunder); Michael Marble (Warhawks); Kevin Richardson (Pilots); Nick Ruff (Pilots); AJ Saenz (SIN); Tony Stasiek (Thunder); Frank Wang (Pilots)
MVP: Sam Smith (Atomic)
Best Offensive Player: Gough Chan (Buzz)
Best Defensive Player: Dave Banks (Muffin Tops 1)
Rookie of the Year: Randy Hodge (Drillers)
Most Inspirational Player: Stacy Maddux (Spitz)
Sportsmanship Award: Buzz
1st-Team All-Stars: John Ball (Atomic); Wes Bee (Xtreme); Clarence Chiu (Atomic); Danny Clougherty (Muffin Tops 1); Terrie Hicks (Fat Cats); Mark Hughes (Muffin Tops 1); Jeff Keever (Monsters); Travis Millspaugh (Fat Cats); Michael Olarte (Monsters); Army Pangilinan (Justice League); Kevin Ramsey (Fat Cats); Francisco Ruiz (Xtreme); Jesse Tabisula (Buzz); Ly Tok (Buzz); Brian Vogt (Xtreme)
2nd-Team All-Stars: Rickey Bird (Spitz); Luis Briseno (Spitz); Mike Brock (Fat Cats); Tom Carter (Fat Cats); Ashley DiMaggio (Buzz); Randy Hodge (Drillers); David Memmler (Fat Cats); Brett Miller (Drillers); Anthony Ogle (Monsters); Ali Peters (Atomic); Aaron Richards (Muffin Tops 1); Pam Sager (Drillers); Adam Trevino (Fat Cats)
MVP: Elvis Garcia (Rebels)
Best Offensive Player: Jessica Fuzie (Rockets)
Best Defensive Player: Heather Curtis (Phoenix)
Rookie of the Year: Elvis Garcia (Rebels)
Most Inspirational Player: Marshall Brown (SNAP)
Sportsmanship Award: Rebels
ECSA Award: SNAP
Commissioner's Coach's Award: Josh Hall (SNAP)
1st-Team All-Stars: Todd Beierle (Muffin Tops 2); Chris Canlas (Ice); Jim Carroll (Muffin Tops 2); Chriss Curry (Phoenix); Joey Diebold (Halo); Dominic Elliott (Halo); Dezz Haralson (Rebels); Michael Holberg (Halo); Renee Jones (SNAP); Timothy Koffler (SNAP); Seth Prestwich (Booze Hounds); Tony Scartozzi (Phoenix); Thomas Schroeder (Rebels); Evan Schwartz (Booze Hounds); Jimmy Taylor (Phoenix)
2nd-Team All-Stars: Randy Blum (Halo); Marshall Brown (SNAP); Meredith Ericson (Rockets); Rusty Garner (Rockets); Eric Moen (Muffin Tops 2); Darin Rosellini (Booze Hounds); Arthur Satterfield (Rockets); Rodney Shanks (Rebels); Ryan Spady (Booze Hounds); John Vellozzi (SNAP); Stacy Weber (Rockets); Cody West (SNAP); Dale Weydert (Rebels)