1988 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1988 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Champion – Starpath, Monticello, KY
Runner Up – Sports Hero’s Athletics, Eagan, MN


Starpath had to defeat Sports Heros twice to gain the ASA Crown and that’s just what they did. The scores were 18-15 and 17-13. Leading Starpath’s offense in both games were MVP Dave Johnson, who came up big all weekend. Home Runs for Starpath in the final two games were: Dave Allen (5), Scott Jones (4), Gary Jones (2), and Dennis Graser with 1. Leading Sports Heros was Doug Berfeldt (2) and Gary Morris (2). There were a couple of big outputs in the Tournament. Bruce Rains (John Hanson) and Rick Hollingsworth (Lighthouse) both hit 5 HRs in a game.


  • MVP – Dave Johnson, Starpath (21-32, .650, 11 HRs, 20 Runs)
  • HR Leaders – Dave Johnson, Starpath – 11
  • HR Leaders – Bruce Bailey, John Hanson’s – 11
  • HR Leaders –  Bill Blake, Steele’s (22-26, .846) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Kevin ‘Tiny’ Giddens, Lighthouse (18-22) -.818

1988 ASA MEN’S SUPER SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P-Ted Larson, Sports Hero’s Athletics
  • UT-Billy Blake, Steele’s Silver Bullets (22-26, .846, 11 HRs)
  • 1B-Kevin Giddens, Lighthouse (18-22, .818)
  • 2B-Doug Flynn, Starpath
  • 3B-Greg Whitlock, Starpath
  • SS-Gary Morris, Sports Hero’s Athletics
  • OF-Greg Schulte, Bell Corp./FAF
  • OF-Dave Johnson, Starpath (21-32, .650, 11 HRs, 20 Runs)
  • OF-Cecil Whithead, Lighthouse
  • OF-Dennis Graser, Starpath
  • EP-Mack Thompson, John Hansen/Franey & Parr
  • UT-Todd Fuechmann, Sports Hero’s Athletics
  • UT-Mark Stumpf, John Hansen/Franey & Parr
  • UT-Bruce Bailey, John Hansen/Franey & Parr (11 HRs)
  • UT-Doug Roberson, Steele’s Silver Bullets

1988 ASA MEN’S SUPER SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P-Kenny Carver, Lighthouse
  • C-Sylvain Little, Lighthouse
  • 1B-Rich Plante, Superior
  • 2B-Mike Macenko, Steele’s Silver Bullets
  • 3B-Rodney Woods, Starpath
  • SS-Ron Parnell, Steele’s Silver Bullets
  • OF-Michael Johnson, Sports Hero’s Athletics
  • OF-Chris Nelson, Utah Players
  • OF-Dewayne Frizzel, Lighthouse
  • OF-Andy Sanzaro, Superior
  • EP-Ed Berg, Superior
  • UT-Bruce Meade, Steele’s Silver Bullets
  • UT-Tim Fuller, Lighthouse
  • UT-Scott Jones, Starpath
  • UT-Danny Holder, Lighthouse

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Starpath, Monticello, KY 7-1
2. Sports Hero’s Athletics, Crystal, MN 4-2
3. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA 3-2
4. Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH 3-2
5t. Bell Corp./FAF, Tampa, FL 3-2
5t. Superior Softball, Windsor Locks, CT 3-2
7t. John Hansen/Franey & Parr, Rockville, MD 2-2
7t. Utah Players, Salt Lake City, UT 2-2
9t. Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas, NV 1-2
9t. Non-Ferrous Metals, Euclid, OH 1-2
9t. OKC Hunters LYD., Oklahoma City, OK 1-2
9t. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL 1-2
13t. Broken Drum Insulation, Los Angeles, CA 0-2
13t. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 0-2
13t. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN 0-2
13t. Reb’s, North Hollywood, CA 0-2

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