1984 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina (104-40)
Runner Up – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, Florida (61-25)


Howards (0-4) in the Round Robin, defeated Elite Coatings (2-2), then defeated number one seed Jerry’s Catering (4-0) in the winners bracket final.  Jerry’s then eliminated Elite Coatings to get another crack at the Howard’s/Western Steer squad.  Jerry’s won going away 51-27 to force the “if” game.  The game was not contest as the defending champs won 45-12 over Jerry’s to retain their ASA Super National title.  Clyde Guy was 7-7 with 6 HR and 10 RBI in that final game. MVP Rick Scherr, Ed Roth, Stan Harvey and Ricky Huggins all hit 4 HR in the game.  Rick Scherr hit 20 HR in the tournament and counting his Intentional Walks, his on base percentage was .846 (39-46). Bruce Meade was 31-40 to win the batting title with a .775 average, just edging out Scherr, who batted .774.


  • MVP – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (24-31, .774, 20 HR, 37 RBI, 15 Intentional Walks)
  • HR Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer – 20
  • Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers  (31-40) – .775

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P – Don Arndt, Howard’s/Western Steer (7 HR)
  • C – Bill Gatti, Elite Coatings (3 HR)
  • 1B – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (24-31, .774, 20 HR, 37 RBI, 15 IW)
  • 2B – Doug Brown, Jerry’s Catering (9 HR)
  • 3B – Ricky Huggins, Howard’s/Western Steer (6 HR)
  • OF – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Catering (31-40, .775, 14 HR, 23 RBI)
  • OF – Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer (8 HR)
  • OF – Denny Jones, Jerry’s Catering (7 HR)
  • OF – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer (3 HR)
  • UT – Rick Wheeler, Jerry’s Catering (10 HR)
  • UT – Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings (7 HR)
  • UT – Stan Harvey, Howard’s/Western Steer (10 HR)
  • UT – Mike Bolen, Jerry’s Catering (7 HR)
  • UT – Freddie Trice, Elite Coatings (2 HR)

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P – Rick Weiterman, Elite Coatings
  • C – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Catering (6 HR)
  • 1B – Bill Pollock, Elite Coatings
  • 2B – Bill Meyer, Jerry’s Catering
  • 3B – Charles Wright, Elite Coatings
  • SS – Danny Basso, Jerry’s Catering
  • OF – Glenn Borquin, Howard’s/Western Steer (6 HR)
  • OF – Dennis Graser, Elite Coatings
  • OF – Richard Wilborn, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • OF – Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer (7 HR)
  • UT – Russell Bradley, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • UT – Dan Griffin, Jerry’s Catering
  • UT – Ron Ford, Elite Coatings
  • UT – Steve Williams, Elite Coatings

FINAL STANDINGS (overall record counting Pool Play games)

1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (3-1) 0-4 in pool play
2. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (2-2) 4-0 in pool play
3. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA (0-2) 2-2 in pool play


GAME RECAPS

Jerry’s 51, Howard’s 27 (first final)
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Bruce Meade (8-8, 5 HR, 9 RBI)
Rick Wheeler (5-6, 3 HR)
Doug Brown (8-8, 4 HR, 9 RBI)
Denny Jones (5-6, 4 HR)
Chic Downing (HR)
Mike Bolen (HR)
Greg Fuhrman (HR)
Harold Kelley (2 HR)
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Don Arndt (5-5, 2 HR)
Russell Bradley (4-5)
Dick Bartel (4-6, HR)
Stan Harvey (3 HR)
Rick Scherr (2 HR)
Ricky Huggins (2 HR)
Glen Bourquin (HR)
Clyde Guy (HR)

Howard’s 45, Jerry’s 12 (Championship Game)
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Clyde Guy (7-7, 6 HR, 10 RBI)
Ricky Huggins (6-7, 4 HR)
Russell Bradley (5-6)
Rick Scherr (5-6, 4 HR, 8 RBI)
Ed Roth (5-7, 4 HR)
Dick Bartel (2 HR)
Stan Harvey (4 HR)
Don Arndt (2 HR)
Glen Bourquin (3 HR)
Curtis Williams (2 HR)
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Danny Basso (3-4)
Doug Brown (3-4, 2 HR)
Bruce Meade (2 HR)
Mike Bolen (HR)
Mike Cellura (HR)
Rick Wheeler (HR)

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