1980 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Decatur, Illinois.

Champion – Peterbilt Western, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up – Midwest Galleries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

For the first time in many years, the Sunners came to a National Championship without Ty Stofflett, who has missed the entire season due to a fracture in his wrist. The Sunners used veteran pitcher Larry Bergh and Philadelphia Legend George Ulmer, a multiple Regional MVP from the old Flat Iron AC team.

Jeff Borror connected with a 2-run double in the top of the14th inning of a scoreless game to put Peterbilt Western in the lead 2-0. Midwest Galleries scored a run in the bottom of the 14th inning, but Graham Arnold came in to pitch and secured the final out. Borror and Butch Batt were both 2-5 in the championship game.

  • MVP – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt Western
  • Batting Leader – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt Western – .524
  • Home Run Leader – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt Western – 4
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt Western


P – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt
P – Gregg Bosch, Midwest Galleries
P – Alan Colglazier, Home Savings and Loan
C – Jim Marsh, Guanella Brothers
C – Robin Voss, Home Savings and Loan
1B – Darryl Day, Home Savings and Loan
2B – Ted Hicks, Decatur ADM
3B – Ron Mason, Clearwater Bombers
SS – Don Van Deusen, York Barbell
OF – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt (11-21, 4 HR)
OF – Russ Van Zoeren, McArdle Pontiac-Cadillac
OF – Ray Allena, Guanella Brothers
OF – Bob Slagle, Decatur ADM
UTIL – Richard Zeke Delong, York Barbell


P – Dick Brubaker, Home Savings and Loan (2-1)
P – Chuck D’Arcy, Guanella Brothers
P – Mark Lee, Peterbilt
C – Michael Lucas, Midwest Galleries
C – Butch Batt, Peterbilt
1B – Denny Place, Decatur ADM
2B – Terry Muck, Home Savings and Loan
3B – Jeff Seip, York Barbell
SS – Denver Dixon, Midwest Galleries
OF – Hal Martinez, All-American Bar
OF – Mike Bishop, Peterbilt
OF – Jim Sokolik, Midwest Galleries
OF – Tom O’Brien, Walnut Products
UTIL – Barry Cashin, McArdle Pontiac-Cadillac


1. Peterbilt Western, Seattle, WA (6-0) (Northwestern)
2. Midwest Galleries, Cedar Rapids, IA (4-2) (Mid America)
3. Home Savings & Loan, Aurora, IL (5-2) (Midwest)
4. Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA (3-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
5t. Lakewood Jets, Lakewood, CA (4-2) (Pacific Coast)
5t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (2-2) (Southern)
7t. Decatur ADM, Decatur, IL (3-2) (Host)
7t. Made Rite Potato Chips, Bay City, MI (3-2) (Great Lakes- At Large)
9t. Walnut Products, St. Joseph, MO (2-2) (Mid America-At Large)
9t. Rochester Rockets, Rochester, NY (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
9t. York Barbell, Reading, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic-At Large)
9t. All American Bar, St. Paul, MN (2-2) (Northern)
13t. McArdle Pontiac, Midland, MI (2-2) (Defending Champ)
13t. Ohio Caverns, West Liberty, OH (2-2) (East Central)
13t. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC (1-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Butt’r Top, Clear Lake, IA (1-2) (Northern- At Large)
17t. Petrochen Kings, Camerillo, CA (1-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
17t. Plangger’s Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (1-2) (Great Lakes)
17t. Poyner’s, Portales, NM (0-2) (Rocky Mountain-Cactus)
17t. Hampshire, Baltimore, MD (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
17t. Bad Bob’s, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Southern States Petroleum, Ogden, UT (0-2) (Rocky Mountain-Alpine)
17t. Interstate Batterymen, Spencer, MA (0-2) (New England)
17t. Odessa Merchants, Odessa, TX (0-2) (Texas)


Poyner’s, Portales, NM went in place went in place of Rocky Mountain-Cactus Champ – Reno Toyota, Reno, NV, who could not attend.


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