Softball - 1998

Jeff Ayers has established himself as one of the most powerful hitters in the area for almost the past 20 years. Not only does he hit for power, but Jeff is considered one of the best hitters in the area with man on base, especially in scoring position. Eleven times he has competed in the American Softball Association 16-inch National Tournament. In 1990 and 1993 he was selected to the ASA All-American First-Team at third base. During the 1993 tournament, Jeff was the ASA Class A 16-inch Home Run Champion. He has been a member of the New York State 16-inch Champions 12 times, being named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament in 1990. Jeff also played on the Endzone team that won the 12-inch NYS Championship and competed in the National Tournament. Over the years, Jeff’s teams have won over 75 tournaments in both 16-inch and 12-inch competition. During a high school career at Coming East, Jeff lettered in football, wrestling and baseball. As a senior in 1975, he was named the Lineman of the Year in football, the Outstanding Wrestler of the Year, Best Male Athlete of the Year. Jeff was signed to a professional baseball contract and played for the Niagara Falls Pirates in the NYP Class A League. His pro career was cut short when he broke his leg and dislocated his ankle during that 1978 season. He is still playing Softball in local leagues.