2005 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Altamonte Springs, Florida on August 4-7.


Champion – Tampa Bay Smokers, Tampa, Florida
Runner Up – Florida Fastpitch, Jacksonville, Florida


Florida Fastpitch eliminated two-time defending champion, The Farm Tavern 5-4 in 10 innings behind the pitching of Brian Urquhart and the clutch game winning hit by Wayne Bryan to advance to the finals against Tampa Bay Smokers. Korrey Gareau was the losing pitcher. After losing its first game of the tournament, Florida Fast Pitch (Jacksonville, Fla.) climbed its way back up the loser’s bracket to face their state rival in the finals. Michael White pitched his second shut-out of the tournament, and the offensive game of the Smokers over-powered the Florida Fast Pitch defense, winning the championship (6-0).

Frank Cox (2-0) and Rob O’Brien (relief) both pitched for the Smokers as well.

Florida Fastpitch – Brian Urquhart (2-1) and Blair Ezekeil (1-0)


  • MVP – Adam Lalonde, Tampa Bay Smokers (10-14, .714)
  • Batting Leader – Adam Lalonde, Tampa Bay Smokers – .714
  • HR Leader – Barry Kahler, Tampa Bay Smokers – 2
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Michael White, Tampa Bay Smokers (2-0, 2 shutouts, (6-0) championship game)

2005 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Michael White, Tampa Bay Smokers
P – Rob O’Brien, Tampa Bay Smokers
P – Brian Urquhart, Florida Fastpitch
C – Scott Lange, Florida Fastpitch
1B – Trent Rubley, Tampa Bay Smokers
2B – Kyle Van Abel, The Farm Tavern
3B – Blake Miller, Florida Fastpitch
SS – Jason Smith, Team Iowa
OF – Adam Lalonde, Tampa Bay Smokers
OF – Andy Sabo, Quaker River Sharks
OF – Charlie Walseman, Quaker River Sharks
OF – Barry Kahler, Tampa Bay Smokers
UTIL – Boomer Brush, Tampa Bay Smokers
UTIL – Chris Bohlman, Team Iowa
UTIL – Mike Brown, Florida Fastpitch

2005 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Blair Ezekiel, Florida Fastpitch
P – Paul Koert, Quaker River Sharks
P – Frank Cox, Tampa Bay Smokers
C – Todd Twachtman, The Farm Tavern
1B – Mike Dryer, Team Iowa
2B – Anthony Crum, Team Iowa
3B – Frankie Perez, Tampa Bay Smokers
SS – Matt Palazzo, Team Iowa
OF – Wayne Bryan, Florida Fastpitch
OF – Dan Loney, Quaker River Sharks
OF – Ryan Wolfe, The Farm Tavern
OF – Mike Keating, Keating Fitness Center
UTIL – Todd Moyer, Quaker River Sharks
UTIL – Kyle Beane, Quaker River Sharks
UTIL – Todd Budke, The Farm Tavern


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Tampa Bay Smokers, Tampa Bay, FL (4-0)
2. Florida Fastpitch, Jacksonville, FL (4-1)
3. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (3-1)
4. Team Iowa, Pleasant Hill, IA (2-2)
5t. Quaker River Sharks, Ambler, PA (2-2)
5t. Keating Fitness Center, Weatherly, PA (0-3)
7. So Cal Bombers, San Diego, CA (0-3)

NOTES: The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

Share

You may also like...