2009 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2009 held at South Bend, Indiana on July 30-August 2.

Champion – Farm Tavern, Madison, Wisconsin
Runner Up – NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York

The Farm Tavern lost their first game of the tournament to the New York Gremlins and then reeled off  10 consecutive victories, including two straight over the Gremlins to win the ASA Championship. They set all kinds of records in the tournament as a team, they went 116-307 for a  .378 batting average and scored 90 total runs and walloped over 20 Home Runs in the event.

The Gremlins, led by pitcher Bryan Newton (3 wins) and Bill Hillhouse’s no hitter won the winner’s bracket.

The Farm pitchers Frank Cox and Darryl Tilley combined for ten wins on the weekend. In the first final, Jim Corbett (2 HR), Donny Hale (2B, HR, 4 RBI), Colin Abbott (HR, 2 RBI) and Rob Gray (HR, RBI) combined for 9 RBIs to lead the Farm to a 12-5 win as the team had 15 hits in the game. In the second final, The Farm stayed hot and collected 13 more hits as Colin Abbott, Jim Corbett and Zenon Winters each homered and combined for 5 RBI to back the pitching of Frank Cox in the 8-1 championship game win. Cox pitched the first final as well and finished (6-0) for the tournament. Darryl Tilley was 4-1 for the Farm.  The Farm Tavern players also set multiple individual ASA National tournament records listed above. They had five players with over ten hits.

Bill Hillhouse, Gremlins (1-0) which was a perfect game.

Adam Folkard, Patsy’s (2-0, 14 IP, 18 K)

  • MVP – Donny Hale, Farm Tavern
  • Batting Leader – Shawn Vanduvall – .529
  • HR Champion – Donny Hale, Farm Tavern – 5
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Frank Cox, Farm Tavern


P – Frank Cox, Farm Tavern (6-0, 2 saves, 1 shutout, 45 K, 39 IP)
P – Andrew Kirkpatrick, Broken Bow Patsy’s (3-1, 25 Ks, 20 IP)
P – Bryan Newton, NY Gremlins (3-2, 2 Shutouts, 39 K, 30 IP),
C – John Rozich, NY Gremlins
IF – Nicolas Bittor, The Bar
IF – Jeff Goolagong, Farm Tavern (2 HR, 13 RBI – set record; 6 RBI in a game)
IF – Donny Hale, Farm Tavern (14-34, .400, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 34 Total Bases)
IF – Zeron Winters, Farm Tavern (4 HR, 10 RBI, 13 Runs – set record with 13 runs scored)
OF – Colin Abbott, Farm Tavern (3 HR, 8 RBI, 13 Runs – set record with 13 runs scored)
OF – Thomas Makea, Midwest Stampede
OF – Daniel Milne, Broken Bow Patsy’s
OF – Derek Pukash, NY Gremlins
UTIL – Rob Gray, Farm Tavern (17-34, .500, 3 HR, 14 RBI – set record for hits – 17 and RBI – 14)
UTIL – Jeremy Manley, Bandits (3-2, 2 Shutouts, no hitter, 35 IP, 55 K)
UTIL – Shawn Vanduvall, Bandits (9-17, 2 HR)


P – Paul Algar, Grey Sox (3-2, 1 shutout)
P – Darryl Tilley , Farm Tavern (4-1, 39 K, 30 IP)
P – Sean Whitten, Midwest Stampede
C – Bruno Motroni, Midwest Stampede
IF – Mike Kelley, Bandits
IF – Derek Mayson, Grey Sox
IF – Glenn Ormsby, Grey Sox
IF – Brad Rona, Broken Bow Patsy’s
OF – Tyson Barkman, The Bar
OF – Justin Colombo, The Bar
OF – Lucas Goring, Albaugh, Inc
OF – Jason Shea, Bandits
UTIL – Jim Corbett, Farm Tavern (4 HR, 9 RBI)
UTIL – Nick Peters, The Bar
UTIL – Nick Shailes, NY Gremlins


1. Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (10-1)
2. NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (4-2)
3. Midwest Stampede, Bondurant, IA (3-2)
4. Broken Bow Patsy’s, Broken Bow, NE (3-2)
5t. Bandits, Pueblo, CO (3-2)
5t. Grey Sox, Vancouver, BC (3-2)
7t. Albaugh, Inc, Elkhart, IA (2-2)
7t. The Bar, Appleton, WI (3-3)
9t. Explorers, Midland, MI (1-2)
9t. Dolan & Murphy, Aurora., IL (1-2)
9t. Ashland Mets, Ashland, OH (1-2)
9t. Duncan Outlaws, Elkhart, IN (1-2)
13t. Anderson Lawmen, Anderson, IN (1-3)
13t. Stock Pack, Ashland, OH (2-2)
13t. Lightning, Marshall, MI (0-3)
13t. DC Current, Bremen, IN (0-3)
17t. Quad City Sox, Davenport, IA (0-3)


The tournament was a three game guarantee format.


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