West Alabama fast-pitch softball standouts represented in Hall of Fame Class

By: WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Amari Chaffer

A trio of Tuscaloosa and West Alabama standouts were inducted into the Alabama Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame this past weekend.

John Ed Belvin, Robert Mills, and Ronald Ryan are among eight former AASA players, coaches, and umpires included in this year’s hall of fame class. The AASA held it’s hall of fame banquet at the Belk Activity Center at Bowers Park in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night.

Belvin, Mills, and Ryans each fall into the ‘player’ category. Belvin describes fast-pitch softball in Alabama as a ‘family’

“I can go to just about any town in the southeast, and if my car breaks down, I can call somebody I’ve met through softball and get a helping hand,” Belvin said.

Belvin is also a member of the West Alabama Softball Hall of Fame.

He spent eleven seasons playing Alabama fast-pitch softball (1971-1982). Belvin was also part of Bibb County High School’s state championship basketball team in 1970.

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