2001 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Hall of Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 3-5.

Champion – Mizuno Techfire, Orlando, Florida (EAST)
Runner Up – Texas/AAA, Longview, Texas (WEST)

2001 held at Columbus, Georgia on September 20-23.

Champion – Mizuno Techfire, Orlando, Florida
Runner Up – Clearly Wireless/Mizuno, Richmond, Virginia

  • MVP – Larry Bumberg, Mizuno Techfire
  • Batting Champion – Clint Meeks, North Columbus Athletic Club
  • HR Champion – Ron Fields, Ohio Sealants


P – Mike Tilley, Clearly Wireless/Mizuno
P – Brian Wooten, Mizuno Techfire
P – Dan Dorsey, Hit n Run/Tanel 360/All Star Café
C – Larry Bumberg, Mizuno Techfire
1B – Phil Castellano, Hit n Run/Tanel 360/All Star Café
2B – Dean Schmidt, Mid South
3B – Nick Frizzell, Ohio Sealants
SS – Chris Bocci, Mizuno Techfire
OF – Jeff Toni, Ray’s
OF – Ron Fields, Ohio Sealants
OF – Alex Sorrell, Clearly Wireless/Mizuno
OF – Frank Zaman, Hit n Run/Tanel 360/All Star Café
UTIL – Clint Meeks, North Columbus Athletic Club
UTIL – Glen Burge, Clearly Wireless/Mizuno
UTIL – Steve Stone, Wine Trucking/Mizuno


P – Sonny Burton, Clearly Wireless/Mizuno
P – Steve Croff, Mid South
P – Jason West, North Columbus Athletic Club
C – Joe Horvath, Mid South
1B – Jeff Kovach, Ohio Sealants
2B – Dave Marlette, Tech Fire
3B – Joe Manzella, Hit n Run/Tanel 360/All Star Café
SS – Mike Fayard, Wine Trucking/Mizuno
OF – Brian Milstead, Tech Fire
OF – Ricky Phillips, Hit n Run/Tanel 360/All Star Café
OF – Mark Bowles, Wine Trucking/Mizuno
OF – Tommy Malonoski, Ray’s
UTIL – Stan Bike, Ray’s
UTIL – Kraig Miller, Tech Fire
UTIL – Donn Ostrander, Mid South


P – Roy Williams, Ray’s
P – Robert Gwinn, Clearly Wireless/Mizuno
P – Bobby Fox, Wine Trucking/Mizuno
C – Rick Arcaro, Ohio Sealants
1B – Steve Horley, Ohio Sealants
2B – Duane Tinnell, Wine Trucking/Mizuno
3B – Ron Visage, North Columbus Athletic Club
SS – Brian Lange, Mid South
OF – John Burks, Mid South
OF – Rick Siebert, Ohio Sealants
OF – Rob Whitehouse, Ohio Sealants
OF – Damon Marlette, Mizuno Techfire
UTIL – Bobby Moudy, Mid South
UTIL – Pat Patalano, Mizuno Techfire
UTIL – Paul Gilligan, Hit n Run/Tanel 360/All Star Café


1. Mizuno Techfire, Orlando, FL (7-0)
2. Clearly Wireless/Mizuno, Richmond, VA (9-2)
3. Ohio Sealants, Willoughby, OH (5-2)
4. Hit n run/Tanel 360/All Star Café, Deer Park, NY (5-2)
5t. Fat Daddy’s, Nashville, GA (4-2)
5t. Wine Trucking/Mizuno, West Point, VA (6-2)
7t. Mid South, Buchanan, MI (4-2)
7t. Ray’s, Bridgeport, CT (5-2)
9t. CES/Mizuno, River Falls, WI (3-2)
9t. North Columbus Athletic Club, Columbus, GA (4-2)
9t. TPS/Budweiser, Prairieville, LA (2-2)
9t. Jean Shoppe, MacKenzie, TN (4-0)
13t. Auto Extreme, Kennett Square, PA (3-2)
13t. Giant Glass, West Boxford, MA (2-2)
13t. Pervert-Shooters, Justice, IL (3-2)
13t. Frederick Chevrolet, Harrisburg, PA (3-2)
17t. T.J. Lite, Dunkirk, MD (3-2)
17t. Gators, Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)
17t. Moss Painting, Ft. Wayne, IN (2-2)
17t. McMillian/Ness, Manchester, NH (3-2)
17t. AFS Cars & Trucks, Geneva, AL (2-2)
17t. Winfield/Choice, Phenix City, AL (2-2)
17t. Ram/Mizuno/Business E-Touch, Syracuse, NY (2-2)
17t. Beacon Auto/Worth, Bellmawr, NJ (2-2)
25t. Ball Park Motors, Breadstown, IL (1-2)
25t. Lewis Homes/Kelly Homes, Topeka, IN (1-2)
25t. J&A Construction, Grand Rapids, KY (1-2)
25t. Twohig III Softball, Parma, OH (2-2)
25t. 412 Club/Schwartz Ford, Ft. Wayne, IN (2-2)
25t. Sports Page, Level Green, PA (1-2)
25t. Kokomo Foot & Ankle Care, Kokomo, IN (1-2)
25t. Doug’s Sports Pub, Stevens Point, WI (1-2)
33t. Columbus Fire & Safety, Columbus, GA (0-2)
33t. Corner Tap, Sterling, IL (0-2)
33t. 4-Stools/Miller Lite, Port Edwards, WI (1-2)
33t. Tiny Town Pizza/TPS, Lawrenceburg, IN (0-2)
33t. Big Daddy’s Scoreboard, Portsmouth, NH (0-2)
33t. Stewart Co. Merchants, Lumpkin, GA (1-2)
33t. Dibella’s Pizza, Spring Run, PA (0-2)
33t. Spindle Tech Blitz, Lawrenceburg, IN (0-2)
33t. Abney & Melton, Phenix City, AL (0-2)
33t. Oakley Blacktop/Trophy Sports, Zenia, OH (0-2)
33t. Wombats, Lemont, IL (1-2)
33t. Coors Lite/Moose, Greenwood, IN (0-2)
33t. Randy Smith/Roland’s, Lafayette, LA (0-2)
33t. Chandlerville Grain, Chandlerville, IL (0-2)
33t. B&C/Miken, Edmonton, KY (0-2)
33t. Cooper Sports/Poklman Tire/Worth, Hamilton, OH (0-2)
49t. Strike Zone, Gulf Shores, AL (0-2)
49t. C&C Aluminum, Manchester, TN (0-2)
49t. B&B, Auburn, AL (0-2)

2001 held at Portland, Oregon at Delta Park on September 21-23.

Champion – Texas/AAA, Longview, TX
Runner Up – Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth, Owatonna, MN

Texas/AAA of Longview won the ASA Class B Western National Softball Tournament held September 21-23 in Portland, Oregon. The team went 9-1 in the 41-team event, defeating Bud Light of Owatonna, Minn., in the championship. Texas/AAA also won the Texas ASA State Tournament, the Texas NSA State Tournament, and finished third in the Texas USSSA State Tournament. The team, coached and sponsored by Dan Melton and Jack Greer, qualified to play the Eastern National winner at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Texas/AAA team members are Steve Hall, tournament MVP; All-Americans Bud Weathers, Ryan Verde, Chris Griffin, Scotty Stanley, Richard Boring, Randy Crawford, and Brian Mack; Harold Slate, Scottie McDowell, Mike Scoggin, Roger Kirkland, Casey Bowers, Bart Bradley and Trinity Greer.

The tournament had 64 teams entered and paid originally but 16 teams could not make it to Portland due to flights getting cancelled from 9/11. The airspace was barely open at that point and no one was sure if the tournament would even occur. Tournament favorite Team Miken of Caledonia, MN had all sorts of issues getting enough players to the tournament which caused them to dump an early game and could never recover from it finishing in a tie for 13th place.

  • MVP – Steve Hall, Texas/AAA
  • Batting Champion – ??
  • HR Champion – ??


P – Bud Weathers, Texas/AAA
P – Mike Kath, Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth
P – Marty Caneff, Papa’s Dakota Rhoades II
C – Jamie Heim, Sambetti’s
1B – Steve Hall, Texas/AAA
2B – Mark Lynse, Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth
3B – Dale Deming, Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth
SS – Brian Seykora, Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth
OF – Jeff Werner, Papa’s Dakota Rhoades II
OF – Mark Cerny, Team MTS
OF – Chris Griffin, Texas/AAA
OF – John Hubley, Papa’s Dakota Rhoades II
UTIL – Ryan Verde, Texas/AAA
UTIL – Randy Pottinger, Papa’s Dakota Rhoades II
UTIL – Matt Kretlow, Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth


P – Carl Hotchkiss, Sambetti’s
C – Mike Amy, Papa’s Dakota Rhoades II
1B – Tony Cooper, Team MTS
2B – Paul Strome, Sambetti’s
3B – Chris Hildman, Idlers Carpet
SS – Steve Lynn, Team MTS
OF – Victor Broussard, Team MTS
OF – Rich Boring, Texas/AAA
OF – Justin Foster, Sambetti’s
OF – Darren Idler, Idlers Carpet
UTIL – Tony Bergloff, Sambetti’s
UTIL – John McGee, Sambetti’s
UTIL – Jim Moras, Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth
UTIL – Bryan Mitchell, Oswego Drywall
UTIL – Randy Crawford, Texas/AAA


P – Philip Minjares, Team MTS
C – Ruben Trevino, Idlers Carpet
1B – Lance Nelson, Sambetti’s
2B – Dale Munsen, Papa’s Dakota Rhoades II
3B – Don Groth, Papa’s Dakota Rhoades II
SS – Chad Hartsell, Oswego Drywall
OF – Steve Hooper, Fresh Pak
OF – Justan Duden, Papa’s Dakota Rhoades II
OF – Scott Stanley, Texas/AAA
OF – Terry Gaulrapp, Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth
UTIL – Andy Nylund, Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth
UTIL – Brian Mack, Texas/AAA
UTIL – Shaun Drury, Team Alpha
UTIL – Mark Dennis, Team Alpha
UTIL – Scott Seykora, Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth


1. Texas/AAA, Longview, TX (9-1)
2. Bud Light/Weber’s/Worth, Owatonna, MN (5-2)
3. Papa’s Dakota Rhoades II, Hastings., MN (5-2)
4. Sambetti’s, Des Moines, IA (5-2)
5t. Idlers Carpet, Kennewick, WA (3-2)
5t. Team MTS, Houston, TX (5-2)
7t. Team Alpha, Grants Pass, OR (3-2)
7t. Oswego Drywall, Lake Oswego, OR (4-2)
9t. Rumple Minze, Des Moines, IA (3-2)
9t. Fresh Pak, Spokane., WA (4-2)
9t. Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo., ND (3-2)
9t. Team Seattle, Seattle, WA (2-2)
13t. Murr Plumbing, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
13t. Team Miken, Caledonia, MN (3-2)
13t. Craft Cochran/Winning Edge, Waterloo, IA (3-2)
13t. Lufkin Mavericks, Lufkin, TX (2-2)
17t. Bigelow Enterprises, Cannon Falls, MN (1-2)
17t. Team 35, Portland, OR (2-2)
17t. Albuquerque Merchants, Albuquerque, NM (2-2)
17t. KP Pros, Portland, OR (1-2)
17t. John’s Shoe Repair, Sioux Falls, SD (2-2)
17t. Stoddard/MJ Barleyhoppers, Lewiston, ID (1-2)
17t. LTI/TPS, Delano, MN (2-2)
17t. Barracuda’s/Mac’s, Burlington, IA (2-2)
25t. Floor Concepts, Lincoln, NE (1-2)
25t. Hoehn Trucking, Owatonna, MN (1-2)
25t. Budweiser, Coeur D’Alene, ID (1-2)
25t. Northern Lights/Excalibur, Juneau, AK (1-2)
25t. Pacific Green Landscape, Anchorage, AK (0-2)
25t. Four Seasons, Portland, OR (0-2)
25t. Moseng’s Adjusters, Montivideo, MN (1-2)
25t. Lefty’s Dawgz/B&B Painting, Brainerd, MN (0-2)
33t. Sud’s Hut, Billings, MT (0-2)
33t. GSS/Champions, St. Paul, IA (0-2)
33t. Black Stallion, Cannon Falls, MN (0-2)
33t. Sleeping Giant, Billings, MT (0-2)
33t. Team Whitefish, Kalispell, MT (0-2)
33t. Summerlin Masonry, Bryan, TX (0-2)
33t. Halftime Dirtballers, Great Falls, MT (0-2)


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