1997 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1997 held at McMahon Park in Lawton, Oklahoma on August 30-31.


Champion – Long Haul Trucking/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – Armed Forces, Washington, DC


  • MVP – Chris Williams, Armed Forces (41-50, .820, 25 HR, 50 RBI, 37 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Chris Williams, Armed Forces – 25
  • Batting Leader – Ron Acker, Wrecking Crew (24-27) – .889

FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – John Hicks, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (14-19 .739, 1 HR, 6 RBI)
C – Derek Oliver, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (23-27, .852, 8 HR, 23 RBI)
1B – Dennis Emhoff, Armed Forces (30-42, .714, 3 HR, 15 RBI)
2B – Joel Obman, Armed Forces (33-50, .660, 14 HR, 28 RBI)
3B – Ron Achta, Wrecking Crew
SS – Dal Beggs, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (22-29, .755, 5 HR, 14 RBI)
OF – Chris Williams, Armed Forces (41-50, .825, 25 HR, 50 RBI)
OF – Tony Henry, Major League Easton
OF – Jimmy Calera, Wrecking Crew
OF – Melanio “Toro” Meises, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (21-28, .750, 9 HR, 21 RBI)
EH – Dennis Pierce, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (20-27, .741, 9 HR, 22 RBI)
UTIL – Moose White, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
UTIL – Andy Ahkao, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
UTIL – Keith Pritchett, Armed Forces (14-23, .609, 5 HR, 13 RBI)
UTIL – Keith Brockman, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (20-30, .677, 8 HR, 21 RBI)

SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kirk Stafford, SoJern/Specialty/TPS (19-26, .731, 4 HR, 15 RBI)
C – Scott Holder, All-American Car Wash
EH – Keith Baker, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (7-17, .412, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
1B – Tom White, SoJern/Specialty/TPS (19-23, .826, 8 HR, 15 RBI)
2B – Fred Shipley, Nasty Boys/TPS
3B – Jeff Wallace, SoJern/Specialty/TPS (23-30, .767, 7 HR, 20 RBI)
SS – Bucky Autry, Nasty Boys/TPS
OF – Dexter Avery, Armed Forces (29-42, .690, 14 HR, 32 RBI)
OF – Bobby Moody, Medco Clean Services
OF – Gene Paszke, Roosters/Easton
OF – George Hill, Armed Forces (25-40, .625, 7 HR, 13 RBI)
UTIL – Chris Gurganus, All-American Car Wash
UTIL – Mike Pearson, Wrecking Crew
UTIL – Wally Coronado, Bud/DeMarini
UTIL – Melvin Mallernee, SoJern/Specialty/TPS (17-23, .739, 4 HR, 9 RBI)

THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Doug Ware, Wrecking Crew
C – Brett Helmer, SoJern (18-24, .750, 6 HR, 17 RBI)
EH – Bruce Carroll, Bud/DeMarini
1B – Jason Fleming, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (23-29, .793, 7 HR, 19 RBI)
2B – John Glidewell, Medco Clean Service
3B – Jay Foust, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
SS – Todd Weigand, Bud/DeMarini
OF – Larry White, Major League Easton
OF – Ed Rosado, SoJern (16-25, .640, 8 HR, 19 RBI)
OF – Tim Snyder, All-American Car Wash
OF – Jon Meyers, SoJern (19-29, .655, 6 HR, 16 RBI)
UTIL – Tom Ancelet, Nasty Boys/TPS
UTIL – Jeff Edington, Roosters/Easton
UTIL – Jack Bowker, SoJern (18-26 ,.692, 1 HR, 8 RBI)
UTIL – Bill Jerich, Gasoline Heaven/Worth

OTHERS

Jose Santiago, Long Haul (21-29, .724, 9 HR, 25 RBI)
Robert Puckett, Armed Forces (26-39, .667, 7 HR, 20 RBI)
Dale Back, Armed Forces (28-44, .636, 10 HR, 19 RBI)
Bob Fisher, SoJern, Specialty Tank (16-26, .615, 6 HR, 13 RBI)
Demond Thomas, SoJern, Specialty Tank (16-26, .615, 9 HR, 14 RBI)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul Trucking/TPS, Albertville, MN (6-0)
2. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (5-2)
3. Wrecking Crew, Killeen, TX (4-2)
4. NASTY Boys, St. Louis, MO (5-2)
5t. Gasoline Heaven/Worth, Commack, NY (5-2)
5t. SoJern/Specialty/TPS, Cedarbrook, NJ (3-2)
7t. All-American Car Wash, Wichita Falls, TX (3-2)
7t. SportsWorld/Worth, Lebanon, TN (3-2)
9t. Budweiser/DeMarini, College Station, TX (3-2)
9t. Major League/Easton, Chattanooga, TN (2-2)
9t. Rooster’s/Easton, Columbus, OH (2-2)
9t. Watanabe/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
13t. Medco, Fort Smith, AR (2-2)
13t. DeMarini/Jackson, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2)
13t. Herb’s/TPS, San Diego, CA (1-2)
13t. Roberts/Easton, Orlando, FL (1-2)
17t. Planet Softball/TPS, Lexington, KY (1-2)
17t. Higher Power/TPS, Concord, CA (1-2)
17t. Hudson’s/TPS, Samson, AL (1-2)
17t. Brothers & Sisters, Lawton, OK (0-2)
17t. The Pack, Abilene, TX (0-2)
17t. Johnston, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
17t. Hammers, Lawton, OK (0-2)
17t. Sheppard/Coke Senators, Wichita Falls, TX (0-2)
25t. Central Paving, Decatur, IL (0-2)
25t. MoJo, Shawnee, OK (0-2)
25t. Jackson’s, Lawton, OK (0-2)

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