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Lewiston, Idaho (January 26, 2014) The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has included Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer, the world’s leading producer and marketer of resin-tackified grip towels, as an approved drying agent that can be kept in a pitcher’s pocket.
The approval aligns the organization with the majority of softball governing bodies including the NCAA, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA), the International Softball Federation (ISF), as well as others. The NFHS has also approved Gorilla Gold for use by baseball pitchers.
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Lewiston, ID (March 15, 2009) –The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) 2009 Rule Book has included Gorilla Gold, the world’s leading producer and marketer of resin-tackified grip towels, as the only approved drying agent allowed in a pitcher’s pocket.
The new ruling aligns the ASA with NCAA Softball, which has allowed pitchers to use Gorilla Gold for the past four years.
The new ASA ruling states: “Rule 6 Section 6 A Fast Pitch: an Approved manufactured drying agent that is included on the list published by the ASA, may be used by the pitcher. The Resin must be left on the ground and the approved drying agent in the pitcher’s pocket. Effect: If any other substance is found in the pitcher’s pocket the pitcher shall be ejected.”
Lewiston, Idaho (March 16, 2005) The tackifying towel that was introduced four years ago as a clean alternative to pine tar for batters, is clean enough to be leaving the batter’s box for the back pockets of fast pitch pitchers this spring. Both the NCAA and the International Softball Congress (ISC), one of the leading men’s fast pitch organizations have approved Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer for use on the mound by pitchers.
According to Dee Abrahamson, head of the NCAA Softball Rules Committee, “While the NCAA does not endorse specific commercial products,” “a 2005 NCAA rules interpretation finds the use of Gorilla Gold to be compliant with the NCAA pitching rules, specifically 10-13, page 115.”