2009 ASA B Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

2009 ASA B held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on October 3-5.


Champion – Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo, North Dakota (WEST)
Runner Up – ChecKing/Worth, New Haven, Connecticut (EAST)


Tharaldson Enterprises sweeps through Men’s Class B with 3-0 Record

Tharaldson Enterprises took the Hooters Championship Series Men’s Class B National Championship trophy back to Fargo, N.D., after shutting out Checking/Worth 13-0. It marked the first time in the history of the tournament that the Western Champions have claimed the top spot in the nation.

On Friday, Tharaldson defeated Checking/Worth 18-8 in six innings then topped them again 8-7 for the advantage in the best of five series. The fourth and fifth games were not necessary for Tharaldson to take the championship, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of tournament MVP ChaunDemars. In the first game, he hit a two-RBI single to left field in the second and a two-RBI double to left centerin the sixth. Demars hit a two-run homer in the first inning of Game 2 then hit two more two-run blasts, batting 6-for-8, with 10 RBI on the first day of competition.

Demars started Saturday by hitting his sixth home run of the tournament — a two run blast in the bottom of the first. After Demars was intentionally walked in the third and fourth innings, he still made an impact for Tharaldson, scoring on a Jim Schlieman (Fargo, N.D.) sacrifice fly to centerfield and a Schlieman three RBI double. First baseman Schlieman led Tharaldson on the day with three RBI. “It’s always nice to win but it’s a little extra special when you can lock down an MVP trophy,” said Demars (Becker, Minn.), who went 7-for-9 from the plate with 12 RBI over the three games. “Those don’t happen very often.”

But the greatest contributions to Tharaldson Enterprises may have been from someone on the bench — team sponsor Gary Tharaldson, who flew to Oklahoma City to support the team.“We did this for Gary,” Riggs said.

“I’ve been coaching Gary Tharaldson’s team for 10 years now.I’m not just saying this because he’s our sponsor but he’s the best sponsor in the nation,” Riggs said. “At this level, we get unlimited support from Gary. He’s a softball fanatic. He loves ASA Softball.”


GAME RESULTS

  • Game 1 – Tharaldson Enterprises 18 ChecKing/Worth 8 (6 Inn.)
  • Game 2 – Tharaldson Enterprises 8 ChecKing/Worth 7
  • Game 3 – Tharaldson Enterprises 13 ChecKing/Worth 0

2009 ASA East held at Tupelo, Mississippi on September, 3-6.


Champion – ChecKing/Worth, New Haven, Connecticut
Runner Up – SAL-8, Sutherlin, Virginia


  • MVP – Pete Rodrigues, ChecKing/Worth
  • Batting Champion – Josh Ulrey, Thorton’s/City Circle/John Snyder/B&C/Miken
  • HR Champion – Jason Baxter, Players Warehouse/Bertie’s/Miken

ASA B EAST ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

Catcher – Charlie Baumgartrum, Checking/Worth
Outfield – Derek Riolo, Checking/Worth
Outfield – Jamie Bare, SAL-8
Outfield – Bobby Wolfe, SAL-8
Utility – Josh Wiggs, All Air Force
Utility – Jason Baxter, Players Warehouse
Utility – Andy Urban, Logo Express/Bass Gloves
Utility – Jason Hurt, Thortons/City Circle/John Snyder/B&C/Miken
Utility – Richie Sexton, SAL-8
Utility – Justin Sanders, SAL-8
Infield – Ricky Potter, Players Warehouse/Bertie’s/Miken
Infield – Tyler Driskell, Logo Express/Bass Gloves
Infield – Mikah Fiveash, Thortons/City Circle/John Snyder/B&C/Miken
Infield – Pete Rodriguez, Checking/Worth


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Checking/Worth, New Haven., CT (5-0)
2. SAL-8, Sutherlin, VA, (4-2)
3. Thorton’s/City Circle/John Snyder/B&C/Miken, Camby., IN (5-2)
4. Players Warehouse/Bertie’s/Miken, Mt. Washington., KY (4-2)
5t. All Air Force, Fort Walton Beach., FL (2-2)
5t. Logo Express/Bass Gloves, Byron., GA (2-2)
7t. All Army I, Fort Benning., GA (2-2)
7t. Gas-It, Lyman., SC (2-2)
9t. Kentucky Steel Erectors, London., KY (1-2)
9t. Quinn’s, Abington., IL (1-2)
9t. Sportscenter/Worth, Jackson., MS (1-2)
9t. Thunder-N-Lightning, Mechanicsville., VA (1-2)
13t. American Carpet Cleaning, Tupelo., MS (0-2)
13t. All Army II, Fort Benning., GA (0-2)
13t. MS Chargers, Brandon., MS (0-2)
13t. MS Xplosion, Tupelo., MS (0-2)


2009 ASA West held at Lawton, Oklahoma on September, 3-7.


Champion – Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo, North Dakota
Runner Up – Viessman Trucking, Faribault, Minnesota


  • Batting Champion – Kelly Hartman, All Star Plumbing
  • HR Champion – Chad Johnson, TCP Easton
  • HR Champion – Trey Palacol, All Star Plumbing
  • HR Champion – Chaun Demars, Tharaldson Enterprises

ASA B WEST ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Pitcher – Losson White, TCP Easton
  • Catcher – Chaun DeMars, Tharaldson Enterprises
  • Outfield – Trey Palacol, All Star Plumbing
  • Outfield – Jason Madsen, Tharaldson Enterprises
  • Outfield – Joe Tautges, Tharaldson Enterprises
  • Outfield – Cory Neugebauer, Viessman Trucking
  • Utility – Mike Irvine, TCP Easton
  • Utility – Lance Dalbey, Viessman Trucking
  • Utility – Andy Handson, Tharaldson Enterprises
  • Utility – Shane Leininger, Tharaldson Enterprises
  • Utility – Ron Brown, Tharaldson Enterprises
  • Infield – Kelly Hartman, All Star Plumbing
  • Infield – Ben Wheelock, Viessman Trucking
  • Infield – Chad Johnson, TCP Easton
  • Infield – Brent Molden, Carson’s Crusaders

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo., ND (5-0)
2. Viessman, Faribault., MN (4-2)
3. TCP Easton, Burlington., IA (4-2)
4. All Star Plumbing, Lawton., OH (4-2)
5t. Wellman’s, Des Moines., IA (1-2)
5t. Carson’s Crusaders, Clive., IA (3-2)
7t. Texas Miken, Houston., TX (2-2)
7t. T’s 13, Omaha., NE (2-2)
9t. BBS/Miken, Bloomington., MN (0-2)
9t. Rentking Ambush, Norman., OK (1-2)
9t. SRS Broncos, Carrollton., TX (0-2)
9t. Outlaws, Altus., OK (0-2)
13t. Westoak, Woodward., OK (0-2)
13t. Lowatt, Lawton., OK (0-2)

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