Herkimer College Coach P.J. Anadio Joins ASBA

Mobile, Alabama – May 28,2018 – ASBA is pleased to announce the hiring of P.J. Anadio as a head coach for the all-new women’s professional softball league.

“P.J. Anadio coaches at one of the top JUCO programs in the country. He’s a real motivator, both on the field and off and has earned a slew of accolades including multiple Coach of the Year awards. I couldn’t be happier to have P.J. as a part of our coaching staff this summer.”

Anadio is Head Softball Coach at Herkimer College, a New York state community college in the SUNY system. He has been at the helm of Herkimer since 2010 and has led his team to the Regional Final Four, Region III championship and NJCAA World Series.

An alumnus of Herkimer College, Anadio was a two-year captain for the baseball team. He is currently employed as a technical assistant in the Athletic Department where he serves as Director of Intramurals and Certified Pool Operator.

Anadio will coach the Futures1 team and draw the fourth and fifth overall pick in the ASBA Draft.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league debuting in Mobile, AL on June 15, 2018. The draft is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 4 PM Central and will be aired live from Moe’s Original BBQ in Mobile, on ASBA Network.

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E1 Prospects Sponsor ASBA’s Inaugural Summer League

Mobile, Alabama – May 26, 2018 – ASBA is pleased to announce their partnership with E1 Prospects, a Fastpitch Softball Organization which has teams in California, Arizona, Texas and now in Alabama. E1 Prospects will be awarded a team’s uniform rights as well as the third pick in the 2018 ASBA Summer League Draft on June 6.

“We are thrilled to be a part of ASBA,” said JJ Jimenez, owner of E1 Prospects. “Our business is assisting student athletes in the recruiting process. Having a new professional alternative for softball players within our reach is beyond exciting.”

E1 Prospects increases exposure and promotes their fastpitch prospects to college coaches by producing individual skills videos and hosting tournaments, showcases and camps. Follow them on Twitter @E1Prospects, Instagram @e1fastpitch, and on the web at www.E1Prospects.com.

“The addition of E1 Prospects as a team sponsor is a mutually beneficial partnership,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO and Chairman of ASBA. “We’re going to learn a lot from each other, hopefully for years to come.”

ASBA is a women’s professional softball league competing in Mobile, AL beginning June 15, 2018. The 2018 Summer League marks the first season of the ASBA’s existence. All players 12 and under who wear their softball jersey to games are free with adult admission.

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Alabama Orthopedic Clinic Named Official League Physicians for ASBA

Mobile, Alabama – May 25,2018 – ASBA is pleased to announce Alabama Orthopedic Clinic as the Official League Physicians for the league’s inaugural season in Mobile this summer.

“Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic is one of the most respected group of physicians in the area,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO and Chairman of ASBA. “Of course we’re keeping our fingers crossed for minimal injuries this summer, but having orthopedists of this caliber on hand adds a great level of comfort for our players.”

Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic has been treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in Southern Alabama for more than 50 years. The group has also served as team physicians for the Mobile Baybears, a minor league baseball team which is moving to Madison at the end of the 2018 season. AOC will be providing their athletic trainers for on field services as well as VIP access to their team of sports medicine specialists and state of the art facilities.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league debuting in Mobile, AL on June 15, 2018. The draft is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 4 PM Central and will be aired live from Moe’s Original BBQ in Mobile, on ASBA Network.

Follow the ASBA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, @ASBAsoftball.

Temple College Coach Pat Grant Joins ASBA

Mobile, Alabama – May 19,2018 – ASBA is pleased to announce the hiring of Pat Grant as a head coach for the all-new women’s professional softball league.

“As both a travel ball and college coach, Pat Grant brings a unique sensibility to the sport. His energy and ambitious spirit are infectious and I know he will bring out the best in his ASBA team this summer,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO and Chairman of ASBA.

Grant is currently an Assistant Softball Coach at Temple College in central Texas. Temple is a nationally-recognized leader among community colleges. Before joining Temple College, Grant was a Graduate Assistant Coach at Mississippi College where he coached several All-Gulf South Conference and All-South Region players. He also coaches travel ball for Gulf Coast Velocity (16U) and Mississippi Prospects (16U), which have multiple Division I signees. As a student at Mississippi State, Grant spent time as a student manager under Head Softball Coach Vann Stuedeman.

Grant was a baseball player at Meridian Community College and graduated from Mississippi State in 2016.

Grant will coach the Outkast team and draw the second pick in the 2018 ASBA Draft.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league debuting in Mobile, AL on June 15, 2018. The draft is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 4 PM Central and will be aired live from Moe’s Original BBQ in Mobile, on ASBA Network.

Follow the ASBA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, @ASBAsoftball.

Louisiana College Head Coach Bobby Buchanan Joins ASBA

Mobile, Alabama – May 19,2018 – ASBA is pleased to announce the hiring of Bobby Buchanan as a head coach for the all-new women’s professional softball league.

“Bobby Buchanan is the real thing,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO and Chairman of ASBA. “His wealth of experience brings credibility and excitement to our league. We couldn’t be happier to welcome him to the ASBA family.”

Bobby Buchanan has just completed his first season as Head Softball Coach at Louisiana College in Pineville, LA. Prior to coaching at Louisiana College, Buchanan served as pitching and co-hitting coach at Southern University in Baton Rouge and has a combined five years of experience as an assistant or volunteer coach at the University of North Dakota, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Texas State University.

In his first year at the helm at Louisiana College, Buchanan helped raise the softball team’s offensive output in almost every category. The Wildcats set a new team record with 140 stolen bases and picked up wins over two top-25 ranked teams.

 

 

“Buchanan is a dynamic recruiter, prolific fundraiser and fierce competitor. He is the perfect person to help us launch our league in Mobile. We can’t wait to see what he brings to ASBA.”

Buchanan will coach the Moh-BEEL! USA team and draw the first pick in the 2018 ASBA Draft.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league debuting in Mobile, AL on June 15, 2018. The draft is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 4 PM Central and will be aired live from Moe’s Original BBQ in Mobile, on ASBA Network.

Follow the ASBA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @ASBAsoftball.