USA Softball News July Blues Across Am...

July Blues Across America

July 13, 2021, 3:12 p.m. (ET)


 

Region 7 |

As a mainstay with Colorado officiating for many years, John Metzger recently returned to the fields after a medical situation kept him away for some time. His solid character makes him popular with players and coaches from all around the state, all of whom are glad to have this USA Softball of Colorado veteran umpire back in action. 

 


 

 

Region 7 |

Mikaela Richards has been with USA Softball of Colorado for two years and has gained great experience and on-field mechanics at clinics held in Colorado over the last few months.  Richards has a solid presence on the field and is gaining respect from teams because of her consistency and friendly demeanor. 

 

 

 

 

 

Region 7 |

USA Softball of Kansas City veteran umpire Dale Parcel (right) and his son, Ben Parcel (left) have become a powerful duo on the field. Dale has served as a mentor for his son, and Ben is working his way to a successful career as a softball umpire. USA Softball of Kansas City is proud of this father and son team.

 

 

 

Region 7 |

Dan Seyller has been a member of USA Softball of St. Louis for several years. Seyller enjoys umpiring local slowpitch leagues during the week and he spends the weekends umpiring fastpitch tournaments. A member of the Silver Medals Program, Seyller attends yearly training events and clinics to improve his skills and rule knowledge. 

 

 

 

Region 7 |

A member of USA Softball of St. Louis, Jim Widener has enjoyed officiating both slowpitch and fastpitch softball for several years. He attends yearly training events and clinics to continually learn and grow as an umpire and is also a member of the Bronze Medals Program. USA Softball of St. Louis is proud to have “Wildman Widener” as a member umpire.

 

 

Region 9 |

Pam Bobilies (left) has been an umpire with USA Softball of Washington State for 15 years. “I coached my daughter, Erin (right), when she was young and I have watched her grow up in softball,” said Bobilies. “We took the next step and started umpiring together, and one of our first tournaments was on Mother’s Day. Now I have a picture on the wall at home with both of us in umpire gear on the softball field with two of the biggest smiles across our faces.”  

 
 

Region 9 |

USA Softball of Washington State’s Kelley Kaloi (left) coached her daughter, Brittney (right), from T-ball all the way through high school. After that, they coached a coed softball team together for seven years. Brittney recently asked her mom if she could join her as an umpire. After some training, the two of them umpired together on Mother’s Day, which Kelley explains as "the best gift ever".