1983 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1983 at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina (128-23)
Runner Up – Elite Coatings, Gordon, Georgia (132-13)


Howard’s went undefeated winning 4 straight games to capture the ASA Super National Championship. In the winner’s bracket final, Howards beat Jerry’s Caterers of Miami 39-38. There was a total of 34 HR hit by the 2 teams. Dick Bartel led Howards with a 6-6 game to go with 9 RBI. Jerry’s now had to face Elite Coatings in the loser’s bracket final. Jerry’s hit 21 homers and Elite hit 20 homers for a total of 41 home runs hit in the game. Elite prevailed however 34-27. Fred Trice led the Elite attack with 5 HR. James Washington, Mike Cellura, Bruce Meade and Mike Bolen all hit 3 apiece for Jerry’s. Howard’s, who was sitting back and waiting, jumped out to a 27-6 lead after 3 inning and coasted to the championship. MVP Rick Scherr led Howards all weekend going 15-17 (.882), with 12 HR, 19 Runs Scored and 30 RBI. Dick Bartel (13-17, .765 and 7 HR, 12 RBI, 19 Runs), Richard Wilborn (15-20, .750, 4 HR, 10 RBI), Russell Bradley (16-23, .696, 17 Runs), Ed Roth (12-18, .667, 6 HR, 13 RBI), Don Arndt (14-22, .636, 5 HR, 13 RBI), Clyde Guy (11-18, .611, 8 HR, 19 RBI) and Tom Beall (10-19, .556, 4 HR, 14 RBI) were all the big hitters for Howard’s. The North Carolina softball power scored 137 runs in the 4 games and hit 53 total HR.


  • MVP – Rick Scherr, Howards (15-17, .882, 12 HR, 30 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Craig Elliot, Elite Coatings – 14
  • Batting Leader – Rick Scherr, Howards – .882
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Don Arndt, Howard’s

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P – Don Arndt, Howard’s/Western Steer (14-22, .636, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • C – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Catering (5 HR)
  • 1B – Bill Pollock, Elite Coatings (13 HR)
  • UT – Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer (11-18, .611, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • 3B – Rich Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (15-17, .882, 12 HR, 30 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • SS – Danny Basso, Jerry’s Catering (3 HR)
  • OF – Richard Willborn, Howard’s/Western Steer (15-20, .750, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • OF – Mike Cellura, Jerry’s Catering (8 HR)
  • OF – Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer (13-17, .765, 7 HR, 12 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • OF – Ronnie Ford, Elite Coatings (3 HR)
  • UT – Freddie Trice, Elite Coatings (11 HR)
  • UT – Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings (8 HR)
  • UT – Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings (14 HR)
  • UT – Ed Roth, Howard’s/Western Steer (12-18, .667, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 14 Runs)

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Catering (5 HR)
  • UT – Bill Meyer, Jerry’s Catering
  • 1B – Daryl Oldham, Poe & Associates
  • 2B – Russell Bradley, Howard’s/Western Steer (16-23, .696, 4 RBI, 17 Runs)
  • 3B – Doug Brown, Jerry’s Catering (8 HR)
  • SS – Steve Howard, Howard’s/Western Steer (6-14, .429, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • OF – Denny Jones, Jerry’s Catering (5 HR)
  • OF – Mike Nye, Jerry’s Catering
  • OF – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer (10-19, .526, 2 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • OF – James Washington, Jerry’s Catering (6 HR)
  • UT – Ricky Huggins, Elite Coatings (8 HR)
  • UT – Charles Wright, Elite Coatings (11 HR)
  • UT – Mike Bolen, Jerry’s Catering (5 HR)
  • UT – Tom Beall, Howard’s/Western Steer (10-18, .556, 8 HR, 19 RBI, 12 Runs)

OTHERS:

Stan Harvey, Howard’s (6-9, .667, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 7 Runs)
Steve Howard, Howard’s (6-14, .429, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 4 Runs)
Steve Williams, Elite Coatings (8 HR)
Chic Downing, Jerry’s Caterers (2 HR)
Bill Blake, Cable TV (2 HR, 5 RBI)


GAME RESULTS

Winner’s Bracket

  • Jerrys 33- Elite 32 (Jerrys – Doug Brown 5 HR, 13 RBI)
  • Howards 17 – Cable TV 9 (Howards – Rick Scherr 3 HR, 6 RBI)
  • Jerrys 11 – Poe 8
  • Howards 36 – Dave Carrol 10 (Howards – Rick Scherr 3 HR)
  • Howards 39 – Jerry’s 38 (WB Final) (Howards – Dick Bartel 6-6 9 RBI and Clyde Guy 2 HR)

Loser’s Bracket

  • Elite 29 – Dave Carroll 11 (Elite – Charles Wright 4 HR and Ron Ford 3 HR)
  • Elite 24 – Poe 4
  • Elite 33 – Jerrys 32 (Elite – Fred Trice HR; Craig Elliott and Cecil Whitehead 4 HR – Jerrys – Bruce Meade, Mike Cellura, Mike Bolen and James Washington 3 HR)
  • Howards 45 – Elite 41 (Championship – Howards – Clyde Guy and Rick Scherr 4 HR; Tom Beall and Richard Wilborn 3 HR – Elite – Craig Ellitt 6 HR and Bill Pollock 5 HR)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (4-0)
2. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA (3-2)
3. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (2-2)
4. Poe & Associates/City Radiator, Tampa, FL (1-2)
5t. Cable TV, Garland, TX (0-2)
5t. Dave Carroll Sports, Birmingham, AL (0-2)

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