1983 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1983 at Burlington, North Carolina


Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC
Runner Up – Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA


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 HRs hit by the 2 teams. Dick Bartel led Howards with a 6-6 game to go with 9 RBIs. 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 HRs. 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 HRs, 19 Runs Scored and 30 RBIs. Dick Bartel (13-17, .765 and 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 19 Runs), Richard Wilborn (15-20, .750, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs), Russell Bradley (16-23, .696, 17 Runs), Ed Roth (12-18, .667, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs), Don Arndt (14-22, .636, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs), Clyde Guy (11-18, .611, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs) and Tom Beall (10-19, .556, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs) were all the big hitters for Howard’s. The North Carolina softball power scored 137 runs in the 4 games and hit 53 total HRs.


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

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

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

OTHERS:

  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s (6-9, .667, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Curtis Williams, Howard’s (10-19, .526, 2 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Steve Howard, Howard’s (6-14, .429, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)

GAME RESULTS

Winner’s Bracket

Jerrys 33- Elite 32 (Jerrys – Doug Brown 5 HRs, 13 RBIs)

Howards 17 – Cable TV 9 (Howards – Rick Scherr 3 HRs, 6 RBIs)

Jerrys 11 – Poe 8

Howards 36 – Dave Carrol 10 (Howards – Rick Scherr 3 HRs)

Howards 39 – Jerry’s 38 (WB Final) (Howards – Dick Bartel 6-6 9 RBIs and Clyde Guy 2 HRs)

Loser’s Bracket

Elite 29 – Dave Carroll 11 (Elite – Charles Wright 4 HRs and Ron Ford 3 HRs)

Elite 24 – Poe 4

Elite 33 – Jerrys 32 (Elite – Fred Trice HRs; Craig Elliott and Cecil Whitehead 4 HRs – Jerrys – Bruce Meade, Mike Cellura, Mike Bolen and James Washington 3 HRs)

Howards 45 – Elite 41 (Championship – Howards – Clyde Guy and Rick Scherr 4 HRs; Tom Beall and Richard Wilborn 3 HRs – Elite – Craig Ellitt 6 HRs and Bill Pollock 5 HRs)

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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