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P.O. Box 125, Stafford, Virginia 22555

Stafford American Legion Post 290


Adult Slow Pitch Softball

For additional information concerning Adult softball, please contact Dave Stein,



Girls Fastpitch Softball

Sponsored by American Legion Post 290

High School Fall Softball

American Legion Post 290 is the proud sponsor of the Commonwealth Fall Softball League. This enterprise enables high school softball players to continue to improve their skills through competition during the fall season. 2018 marked the 13th year for the CFSBL and we are looking forward to another successful season in 2019. 

The 2019 season will begin on TBD; the number of teams participating within the league is TBD but have traditionally included teams from Stafford, Spotsylvania and Prince William Counties.  Games are played on Mondays during the Fall after school starts (mid August in 2019).  Participants have recently included:

              Brooke Point                      Hylton
              Chancellor                         Mountain View
 Woodbridge                       Stafford
              Colonial Forge                   Riverbend

Planning for the 2019 season will begin in July.

For more information concerning HS Fall Softball participation, check with your HS coaches or Mr. Ken White, (540) 846-4053 or at  

Travel Softball

Post 290 sponsors a travel softball program for young ladies similar to the American Legion baseball program that is offered to the young men.  The age groups and number of teams fielded vary from year to year but typically involve age groups 10U - 18U.    

12U Post 290 Bombers Win NSA Fastpitch World Series Championship

On Saturday, July 14th, the American Legion Post 290 Bombers 12U softball team emerged victorious and raised the 2018 NSA World Series Championship trophy - the first World Series championship earned by any Stafford team, baseball or softball - after winning 6 of 7 games over the 3-day tournament, and outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 46-19.

Mackenzie Riley, Madelyn Chambers, Madison Dillard, Lana Franklin, Abigail Morris and Emily Morgan led the offensive juggernaut collecting multiple hits while Kaley Haydon and Nadia Finley were terrors on the basepaths, enabling the Bombers to average more than 6.5 runs per game.  Equally impressive was the defensive effort as outfielders Miranda Preston, Morris, and Riley ran down balls in the gaps to save runs while infielders Dillarrd, Franklin, Catie Alley and Chambers played suffocating defense behind pitcher Maddie Smith, who struck out 24 batters.  The overall defensive effort, led by catcher Emily Morgan,  who threw out 5 runners attemptiong to steal, effectively shut down opposing offenses and holding them to an average of 2.7 runs per game.

Congratulations, ladies, on a successful season and an outstanding tournament performance!


18U Post 290 Bombers Earn NSA Fastpitch World Series Runner Up Trophy

1st Row left to right: Messina White, Annalise Franklin, Caleigh Eberhart, Shelby Moody, Samantha Dean, and Logan Smith.

2nd Row left to right: Head Coach Melissa Preston, Kiana Collins, Danica Spencer, Amber Altizer, Rebecca Iseminger, Felicia Preston, Briana Kasper, Assistant Coach Kenneth Collins, and Assistant Coach Sean Iseminger.

The 18U American Legion Post 290 Bombers played 8 games in 3 days battling their way out of the losers bracket to get to the championship game and bring home the finalists (runner-up) trophy. Briana Kasper led the team's bats with a slugging average of .591 including a 2-run home run.  Kiana Collins had a grand slam and a solo home run and Samantha Dean also had a solo dinger. Pitching duo Amber Altizer and Danica Spencer were consistent inside the circle, recording 10 strikeouts while inducing routine fly balls. Speedy outfielders Shelby Moody, Samantha Dean and Caleigh Eberhart ran down 35 of them for outs. 2nd baseman Logan Smith and shortstop Felicia Preston were also busy, recording 24 and 22 putouts, respectively.  Catcher Annalise Franklin, called every pitch of the tournament, receiving 672 pitches with only 1 passed ball throughout the week.

Congratulations, ladies, on a great accomplishment!


For 2019-2020 we plan to field teams in the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and18U divisions.  Tryouts for the 2019-2020 teams will be held primarily at the American Legion Sports Complex and additonal information will be posted here.  Here is the latest informaion pertaining to Bombers Fastpitch Softball Tryouts:


Girls’ Fastpitch Softball Travel Team

TRYOUTS for the 2019-2020 Season will take place in early August.  For additional information or to schedule an individual tryout, please contact the appropriate coach for your age group.

18U - tryouts will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, from 9am - 11am and on Tuesday, August 6th, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the American Legion Sports Complex (back field).  For additional information or individual tryout, contact Melissa Preston,

16U - The 16U Bombers have limited openings for new players.  For additional information or to request an individual tryout, contact Mike Arce,

14UB - The 14U Bombers have limited openings for new players.  The tryout for new players wishing to join the 14U Bombers will be held on August TBD at Rodney Thompson MS at 6pm.  For additional information or individual tryout, contact Mary Smith at 540-846-0677,

14UC -  tryouts will be held on Saturday, July 27th, at 5pm at the American Legion Sports Complex (back field); additional tryouts may be scheduled if needed.  For additional information, contact Robert Dreistadt at 540-840-3252,, or BJ Payne, 540-446-6064,

11U - The 11U (2008) Bombers have limited openings for new players.  For additional information or to request an individual tryout, contact Jeff Smith,


For the 2019-2020 season, beginning 1 August 2019, players must have been born on or after:

     - January 1, 2001 to be eligible for the 18U Division

     - January 1, 2003 to be eligible for the 16U Division

     - January 1, 2005 to be eligible for the 14U Division

     - January 1, 2007 to be eligible for the 12U Division

    - January 1, 2009 to be eligible for the 10U Division

Please contact:

The Bombers play at a competitive travel level, and compete in softball travel tournaments primarily in Virginia and Maryland.  They normally participate in NSA, ASA, USSSA, and Softball Nation events and play both a fall and spring/summer season.

Coaching Staff Update:  The coaching/team assignments for the 2018-2019 season are listed below.  If you are interested in participating as either a coach, volunteer coordinator or "Team Parent", please contact your team's manager or Ken White for more information!


11U 12U




 Manager  Jeff Smith  Robert Dreistadt  Mary Smith  Mike Arce    Melissa Preston
 Assistant Coach  Jill Parker  BJ Payne  Jeff Smith  Pua Yule  Jeff Clark
 Assistant Coach  Brian Tee    Ed Petrovich    
 Administration  Ken White  Ken White  Ken White  Ken White  Ken White

Contact Information:





 Ken White

 GM  540-846-4053
 Melissa Preston

 18U  910-238-0453

 Mike Arce

 16U   703-593-7805

Mary Smith

14UB  540-846-0677
 Robert Dreistadt 14UC


Jeff Smith

11U  540-846-8073


The Post 290 Bombers participate in tournaments sanctioned by USSSA, NSA, ASA and Softball Nation and will include Showcase events to provide visibility to those players desiring to play at the collegiate level.

Upcoming Events: 

  • Winter Workouts will be held weekly at a local indoor facility beginning in late December

For more information, contact Ken White, American Legion Post 290, at (540) 846-4053, email:

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