Junior League Softball Central Regional Umpires
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#22 Craig Bauer

Bay City, Michigan - Representing Michigan District 14

Craig has resided in Bay County, Michigan his entire life. Craig has officiated various high school sports the past 26 years and served as a dedicated Little League Umpire for the past 17 years. His love of sports has been evident from early on when he played on various teams and coached his children in youth sports.

He has eight combined Little League State Softball and Baseball Tournaments including the 2023 Little League Major Girls Softball Regional. This is Craig’s second Little League Regional.

Craig and his wife, Sue, of 44 years are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren. Craig is retired from the automotive industry where he was a master electrician. He enjoys yardwork, gardening, camping, and hunting in his free time.

#44 Robert Cain

Taylor, Michigan - Representing Michigan District 5

Bob lives in Taylor, Michigan, home of the Junior League Baseball World Series. He has been a Little League Volunteer Umpire since 1997 and umpired Little League Baseball and Softball Tournaments for Michigan District 5, State and beyond the last 19 years. Additionally, he umpires in the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

He has umpired the Junior and Senior Softball Regionals, and his efforts were rewarded with the honor to work the 2022 Senior League Softball World Series in Sussex County, Delaware.

Bob is a professional cook who lends his talents to Core Well Health Systems in Dearborn, Michigan.

#72 Robert Hale

Kenosha, Wisconsin - Representing Wisconsin District 6

Robert calls Kenosha, Wisconsin home where he has served in various Little League roles for 38 years including 35 years as Umpire Consultant. His Little League district and state baseball and softball tournament resume runs deep in addition to his years of umpiring high school baseball, softball, and adult leagues.

Robert is officiating his first Little League Regional Tournament.

Patricia has been his soul mate for 52 years, and they proudly call three children, 14 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren family. Robert is a retired tool and die maker and works part time to stay active. Robert was inducted into the Kenosha Softball Hall of Fame as an umpire in 2023!

#16 Todd Maki

Bessemer, Michigan - Representing Michigan District 11

Todd lives in Bessemer, Michigan where he has been softball umpire for 19 seasons. You will find him on either a Little League, high school, or college field during each spring and summer. Todd has worked in many Little League Tournaments from district level through regionals.

He is working his third Junior Softball Regional this year. Additionally, he has worked two Major Regionals and one Big League Regional.

Todd is the proud father of one daughter and has two granddaughters. Retired, he spends his time on the field and enjoying his family.

#83 John Masloroff

Franklin, Wisconsin - Representing Wisconsin District 6

Scott resides in Franklin, Wisconsin and began umpiring Little League in 2007. He has amassed an impressive umpiring resume in many federations, including high school and NCAA softball. He also serves as an instructor and mentor to other umpires while serving as the Umpire in Chief for Wisconsin District 6 Little League.

His dedication to continuous development is evident by the way he engages in learning opportunities through umpire schools and clinics. This will be Scott’s fourth Central Region Regional Softball Tournament (second Juniors Tournament) to go along with his 2017 Junior Softball World Series in Kirkland, Washington and his 2023 Senior Softball World Series in Lower Sussex, Delaware.

He recently celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary and is the proud father to two daughters and his best buddy Bailey (Labradoodle). Scott is the President of Gem Tool Corporation.

#6 Jennifer Sims

Fort Wayne, Indiana - Representing Indiana District 10

Jenny calls Fort Wayne, Indiana home. Jenny has been umpiring Little League for two years and umpired the 2023 Indiana Major Girls State Softball Tournament. This is her first regional tournament assignment. She is also active in women’s and co-ed softball and volleyball.

Professionally Jenny holds a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and works as a behavior consultant for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling to watch major collegiate sporting events including the NCAA Softball World Series and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

#80 Jeremy Simpson

Kitts Hill, Ohio - Representing Ohio District 11

Jeremy is a resident of Kitts, Ohio and has been involved twelve years in the Little League Program as a volunteer holding various leadership positions. He has spent the last seven years as a Little League Umpire and recently began umpiring high school.

This is Jeremy’s first regional assignment in the Little League program after adding several years of umpiring district and state tournaments to his resume.

Jeremy has been married to his best friend Crystal for 20 years and is the proud father of two teenage boys. Austin plays baseball, and Ethan is an honorary Junior Umpire for Ohio District 11. Jeremy’s is bi-vocational. He works for the county job and family services, and his greatest honor is to disciple others through the preaching the gospel as lead pastor for the last fifteen years.

#79 Michael Thomas

Franklin, Wisconsin - Representing Wisconsin District 6

Mike resides in Franklin, Wisconsin. This is his 10th year as a volunteer Little League Umpire. He has served as a District Umpire Trainer since 2020. Mike continues to hone his skills through both in-person and online umpire training and development. Also, he is a high school sports official.

Coach Mike managed three consecutive Wisconsin State Softball Champions who advanced to the Central Region Tournaments including this tournament in 2015 and 2016. Mike is umpiring his third Little League Regional, previously umpiring the Junior Softball Regional in 2022 and Senior Softball Regional in 2023.

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