1989 ASA Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1998 held at City Park, in Burlington, North Carolina on September 3-4.


Champion – Ritch’s Salvage, Harrisburg, NC
Runner Up – Superior/Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT


Ritch’s “salvages” Men’s Major Slow Pitch  championship

Ritch’s Salvage of Harrisburg, NC, won three straight games to capture the ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch National Championship at City Park on September, 4.

Superior-Apollo of Windsor Locks, CT, had beaten Ritch’s the night before in the finals of the winner’s bracket, 18-13.

Ritch’s then met Starpath/Kirk’s Glass of Monticello, KY, in the loser’s bracket finals and defeated them, 15-11.

In the first game between Ritch’s and Superior-Apollo, Superior-Apollo failed to nail down the title, for Ritch’s foiled unbeaten Superior with a 20-8 win.

The Ritch’s victory sent the two teams into a final showdown.

Superior-Apollo scored five times in the first inning, but Ritch’s came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

After Superior-Apollo added three in the second, Ritch’s cracked out 10 hits for 11 runs in the second for a 13-8 advantage.

The hard hitting continued for both teams and Superior-Apollo roared back with 11 runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to tie the game at 24-24.

Ritch’s needed just one run to win in the bottom of the seventh. The first batter, Mike Nye, reached on a single, and shortstop Greg Whitlock ended the game with a two-run homer to give Ritch’s the title.


  • MVP – Bill Gatti, Ritch’s Salvage
  • Batting Champion – Mark Baker, Bell Corp (.800)
  • Home Run Champion – Clyde Guy, Superior/Apollo (11)

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • IF – Dave Allen, Starpath/Kirk’s Glass
  • IF – Dennis Graser, Superior/Apollo
  • IF – Mark Baker, Bell Corp
  • IF – Greg Whitlock, Ritch’s Salvage
  • IF – Larry Neff, Ritch’s Salvage
  • IF – Rick Scherr, Ritch’s Salvage
  • IF – Rich Plante, Superior/Apollo
  • IF – Charles Wright, Ritch’s Salvage
  • OF – Clyde Guy, Superior/Apollo
  • OF – Cody Wyatt, Starpath/Kirk’s Glass
  • OF – Dan Griffin, Ritch’s Salvage
  • UT – Dave Steffen, Superior/Apollo
  • C – Baxter Burris, Ritch’s Salvage
  • P – Mike Nye, Ritch’s Salvage

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • IF – Fred Shiple, New Construction
  • IF – Darrell Beeler, Superior/Apollo
  • IF – Danny Robideaux, Medicine Shoppe
  • IF – Carl Rose, Lighthouse
  • OF – Dude Hames, Century
  • OF – Andy Sanzaro, Superior/Apollo
  • OF – Steve Craven, Lighthouse
  • OF – John Shannon, Williams Softball
  • OF – Doug Roberson, Superior/Apollo
  • UT – Bruce Rains, Starpath/Kirk’s Glass
  • UT – Steve Yancey, New Construction
  • UT – Dale Mayo, New Construction
  • EP – Eddie Foust, Dudleck Guttering
  • C – Danny Williams, Bell Corp
  • P – Andy Cook, Superior/Apollo

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • IF – Doug Flynn, Starpath/Kirk’s Glass
  • IF – Scott Jones, Starpath/Kirk’s Glass
  • IF – Steve Blanchette, Stewart’s
  • OF – Dewayne Frizzell, Lighthouse
  • OF – Chip Sheffield, Lighthouse
  • OF – Jamie Wisham, Williams Softball
  • OF – Jeff Stamps, Ritch’s Salvage
  • UT – Ron Wilhite, Medicine Shoppe
  • UT – FA Martin, Stewart’s
  • UT – Kenny Carver, Lighthouse
  • UT – Gary Zoza, Medicine Shoppe
  • EP – Don Clatterbaugh,Starpath/Kirk’s Glass
  • C – Mark Graves, Medicine Shoppe
  • P – Jack Lambert, Bell Corp

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Ritch’s Salvage, Harrisburg, NC (7-1)
2. Superior/Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT (4-2)
3. Starpath/Kirk’s Glass, Monticello, KY (5-2)
4. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (4-2)
5t. Medicine Shoppe, Jackson, MS (4-2)
5t. Bell Corp, Tampa, FL (3-2)
7t. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA (3-2)
7t. Williams Softball, Houston, TX (2-2)
9t. Stewart’s Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA (3-2)
9t. Century, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
9t. George Dudleck Guttering, Burlington, NC (2-2)
9t. Fab Masters, Lexington, NC (1-2)
13t. Keith Enterprises, Virginia Beach, VA (1-2)
13t. Rollin Rebel Express, Oxford, AL (1-2)
13t. Taylor Brothers, Providence, RI (1-2)
13t. Foraker Masonry, Wilmington, DE (0-2)
17t. Aborigines, Ocean Springs, MD (0-2)
17t. Tri-State Steel, Ashland, KY, (0-2)
17t. Belmont Sports Center, Belmont, NC (0-2)
17t. Blue Moon/JD Hay, Hamilton, OH (0-2)
17t. Mazzio’s, Springfield, MO (0-2)
17t. Miller Lite, Davenport, IA (0-2)


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