1985 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1985 held at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, Ohio (159-27)
Runner Up – Elite Coatings, Gordon, Georgia (115-11)


MVP Craig Elliott had 2 HR and 4 RBI in the 29-13 Championship Game win over Elite Coatings. Steele’s previously defeated Elite in the Winner’s Bracket final by a 27-11 score. Steele’s also defeated Howard’s in the first game to send them to the loser’s bracket. Howard’s went 0-2 in the elimination portion of the event. Steele’s was without two of their most consistent hitters as Mike Nye and Mike Bolen both had to sit out the tournament with injuries.


  • MVP – Craig Elliot, Steele’s (27-38, .711, 17 HR, 32 RBI)
  • HR Champion – Craig Elliot, Steele’s Sports – 17
  • Batting Champion – Bruce Meade, Elite Coatings (22-27) – .815

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P – Greg Fuhrman, Steele’s Sports
  • C – Craig Elliott, Steele’s Sports (27-38, .711, 17 HR, 32 RBI)
  • 1B – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (10 HR)
  • 2B – Kurt Steger, Lilly Air Systems (5 HR)
  • 3B – Charles Wright, Elite Coatings (19-27, .704, 15 HR)
  • SS – Greg Whitlock, Steele’s Sports (19-32, .594)
  • OF – Ken Loeri, Steele’s Sports (21-29, .724, 14 HR, 30 RBI)
  • OF – Bill Schllian, Lilly Air Systems
  • OF – Bruce Meade, Elite Coatings (22-27, .815, 14 HR, 25 RBI)
  • OF – Ken Parker, Lilly Air Systems (6 HR)
  • UT – Dennis Graser, Steele’s Sports (21-28, .750, 11 HR, 32 RBI)
  • UT – Tim Rhinehart, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • UT – Bill Pollock, Elite Coatings (7-19, .368, 5 HR)
  • UT – Bill Gatti, Elite Coatings (13-22, .571, 11 HR)

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P – Rick Weiterman, Steele’s Sports (15-21, .714)
  • C – Dave Steffen, Lilly Air Systems
  • 1B – Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings (19-24, .792, 7 HR)
  • 2B – Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports (26-41, .634, 14 HR, 26 RBI)
  • 3B – Bill Blake, Howard’s/Western Steer (7 HR)
  • SS – Steve Williams, Elite Coatings (21-31, .677, 3 HR)
  • OF – Rick Gentry, Greensboro Merchants
  • OF – Dan Griffin, Steele’s Sports (16-25, .640, 12 HR, 24 RBI)
  • OF – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • OF – Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • UT – Freddie Trice, Elite Coatings (16-27, .593, 7 HR)
  • UT – Henry McBeth, Steele’s Sports (21-32, .656, 12 HR, 24 RBI)
  • UT – Darrell Misenheimer, Howard’s/Western Steer (5 HR)
  • UT – Ernie Montgomery, Steele’s Sports

OTHERS

Doug Brown, Elite Coatings (18-25, .720, 10 HR)
Rick Wheeler, Elite Coatings (16-27, .593, 9 HR)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH (4-0) 6-2 including pool play
2. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA (2-2) 5-3 including pool play
3. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL (2-2) 4-4 including pool play
4. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (0-2) 3-3 including pool play
5. Greensboro Merchants, Greensboro, NC (0-2) 0-6 including pool play

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