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Mark Ayresí Horrific Accident

Feb. 1, 2023

     Senior Softball USA is sad to report that one of our players, Mark Ayres, has experienced a debilitating accident.

     While at home, one of his pistols discharged unexpectedly and the fragmenting bullet caused extensive damage to his leg and foot to the point where he may never be able to play softball again, according to one of his coaches and sponsors, Russ McDuffie, who informed Senior Softball of the incident.

     Both Mark and Russ play on Michael’s Automotive Group, 60s AAA out of Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Mark has been with the team through his 50s and 55s.

     Mark has played with SSUSA since 2019 playing on many Washington and Oregon teams, including Calhoun/Michael’s Toyota 50 AAA and Vancouver Connection 50 AAA.

     “Mark is a selfless ballplayer that loves the game. I am sure many in the senior softball circuit around the country know Mark and would like to be informed about this accident,” Russ adds.

     Mark’s family and team are asking for good wishes and good thoughts during this hard time for his family, friends and teammates.

     If you would like to help Mark and his family, please reach out to Russ McDuffie at: or 206-947-3433.

Mark Ayres

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