There may not be a harder worker in the softball business than Curt Gould.
For his countless hours of behind-the-scenes work, Jackson County's Amateur Softball Association commissioner will be inducted into the Oregon ASA Hall of Fame in Silverton on Dec. 1.
Legendary softball coach Larry Binney nominated Gould, who — as it turns out — nominated Binney for the same Hall of Fame a few years back.
Gould, who was born in 1952, is in charge of things like registering youth teams and making sure forms are filled out. The former Medford Senior High baseball player and Oregon State University graduate serves a similar role for Klamath County.
Gould usually organizes four Black Tornado tournaments a year, taking care of all the details. Additionally, he's assisted North Medford head softball coach Mike Mayben in putting together the team's annual Spring Break tournament, which is considered the biggest softball tourney in the state.
For the last 12 years, Gould has been a member of the ASA board of directors. He's served as treasurer the past nine.
"The best thing about Curt is that he handles a variety of coaches and parents with a positive attitude," Binney says. "We get lots and lots of compliments with how smooth our tournaments run and that is due to Curt Gould taking care of all the little details so things run smooth."