1999 USSSA Major World Series

1999 held at Cocoa, FL

Champion – R&D/Easton, Lima, OH
Runner Up – Dan Smith/Wessell/Backstop/Worth, San Jose, CA

Dan Smith defeated R&D/Easton in the first final 13-8 to force the winner take all “if” Championship Game. R&D, led by Randy Kortokrax, who launched a pair of Home Runs, the Easton squad won 20-16. Dan Smith was led by Tournament MVP Wendell Rickard, who kept the game close for Dan Smith as he hit 3 Homers in the game. He led the tournament in HRs (9) and RBIs (25). Dan Smith lost early and made its way back to the final by defeating Team Easton 19-16, and then Hague/Resmondo 9-7 to gain the loser’s bracket finals against Hendu/Long Haul/TPS. Dan Smith’s Scott Striebel went 4-4 with 8 RBIs as they eliminated Hendu’s to earn a shot at R&D/Easton in the finals. R&D previously defeated top seeded Team TPS 19-18 to put them in the loser’s bracket. The TPS men never recovered as they were eliminated by Hendu’s 30-21. Rob Schleede of R&D was the Defensive MVP as he backed pitcher Scott Nastally in helping to hold down the big bats of the Dan Smith squad. The games were played in a steady rain.

  • MVP -Wendell Rickard, Dan Smith/Worth (21-31, .677, 9 HRs, 25 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Wendell Rickard, Dan Smith– 9
  • Batting Leader – Shane Dubose, Hague/Resmondo – .800
  • Defensive MVP – Rob Schleede, R&D/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Shane Dubose, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (16-20, .800, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Scott Nastally – R&D Easton (6-13, .462, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Phil Jobe – Team TPS (9-13, .692, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Ted Larson – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS (4-8, .500, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Catcher – Wendell Rickard – Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth (21-31, .677, 9 HRs, 25 RBIs)
  • Catcher – Shane DuBose – Hague/Resmondo/TPS (16-20, .800, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Catcher – Jeff Hall – Team Easton (12-22, .545, 6 HRs)
  • Catcher – Keith Brockman – R&D Easton (12-16, .750, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • First Base – Robbie Ergle – Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth (16-29, .552, 3 HRs)
  • Second Base – Dennis Mendoza – Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth (16-28, .571, 2 HRs)
  • Second Base – Tim Cocco – Hague/Resmondo/TPS (14-21, .667, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Second Base – Scott Brown – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS (12-20, .600, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Second Base – Rod Hughes – R&D Easton (15-19, .789, 3 HRs, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Third Base – Mike Shenk – Team Easton (11-16, .688, 3 HRs)
  • Third Base – Rusty Bumgardner – Team TPS (9-15, .600, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Short Stop – Dale Beggs – Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth (13-23, .565)
  • Short Stop – Howie Krause – Hague/Resmondo/TPS (12-23, .478, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Jason Kendrick – Team TPS (10-14, .714, 2 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Kenny Briggs – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS (12-20, .600, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Outfield – Rob Schleede – R&D Easton (10-19, .526, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Outfield – Lonnie Fox – R&D Easton (7-18, .389, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Manager – Cobbie Harrison – R&D Easton

OTHERS

  • Hank Garris, Team TPS (4-5, .800, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Todd Martin, Team TPS (10-15, .667, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Team Easton (12-19, .632)
  • Greg Cannedy, Dan Smith/Worth (14-24, .583, 1 HR)
  • Brett Helmer, Team Easton (11-19, .579, 1 HR)
  • Alex Lavorico, Long Haul/Hendu (8-14, .571, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Todd Joerling, Team Easton (12-21, .571, 3 HRs)
  • Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo (10-18, .556, 1 HR, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Paul Drilling, Dan Smith/Worth (13-24, .542)
  • Chaun Demars, Hendu/Long Haul (10-19, .526, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Jeff Arnold, Hague/Resmond (11-21, .524, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Worth (16-31, .516, 1 HR)
  • Scott Striebel, Dan Smith/Worth 12-24, .500)
  • Albert Davis, Dan Smith/Worth (12-24, .500, 1 HR)
  • Randy Kortokrax, R&D/Eason (10-21, .476, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, R&D/Easton (9-19, .474, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Paul Drilling, Dan Smith/Worth (9-19, .474)
  • Paul Brannon, Hague/Resmondo (9-19, .474, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs
  • Dennis Turner, Hague/Resmondo (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Worth (13-28, .464, 4 HRs)
  • John Mello, Team TPS (6-13, .462, 1 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Worth (13-29, .448, 1 HR)
  • Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (8-18, .444, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Dewayne Frizzell, Dan Smith/Worth (9-21, .429, 2 HRs)
  • David Hood, R&D/Easton ((8-19, .421, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Dewayne Nevitt, Team TPS (8-19, .421, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Randall Boone, Team TPS (5-16, .313, 2 HRS, 8 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Doug Kissane, Team TPS (5-16, .313, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Jimmy Devine, R&D/Easton (7-24, .292, 7 HRs, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. R&D Easton, Louisville, KY 5-1
2. Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth, San Jose, CA 6-2
3. Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS, Oakdale, MN 3-2
4. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH 4-2
5t. Team Easton, East Windsor, CT 3-2
5t. Team TPS, Louisville, KY 2-2
7t. P&D Tigers/Tri-Gem/Easton, Sommers, CT 2-2
7t. Paramount Builders/TPS, Virginia Beach, VA 2-2
9t. Charlie Rose/Easton, San Diego, CA 1-2
9t. JWM/Herb’s Master Graphics/TPS, San Diego, CA 1-2
9t. RPM/TPS, Lafayette, CA 1-2
9t. Sunnyvale Value & Fitting/TPS, Saratoga, CA 1-2
13t. Calvert/Miken, Dearborn Heights, MI 1-2
13t. Long Pest/Tacoma Dodge/TPS, Seattle, WA 0-2
13t. Maroadi Transfer/Easton, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
13t. Worth/SEG, Alexandria, VA 0-2

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