2009 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

2009 held at Champion Stadium in Osceola, Florida.

Champion – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth, Winter Haven, Florida
Runner Up – T&R Stucco/Worth, Polk City, Florida

This was the year Long Haul Trucking was in the championship game against Resmondo and decided to vacate the tournament. Notice no Long Haul players appear in the All World Team.

What began as a well played and entertaining tournament was marred in the winner’s bracket semi-final game Friday night between Long Haul and Dan Smith when what appeared to be a bat protest by the Dan Smith team turned into a 17 minute debacle in front of the largest crowd in recent softball memory. The end result appears to be the suspension of Long Haul’s star shortstop Brett McCollum who argued after the game with USSSA officials who said his bat compression test was too low. To set the stage for this scene, you have to realize that USSSA has been compression testing bats all year long. At the World Series the testing was being administered right on the field behind home plate so that it could be done as quickly as possible. In the managers meeting teams and players were warned that bats that tested too low could lead to ejection for unsportsmanlike conduct and runs could even be removed from the score.

(The accounts, descriptions, and opinions expressed in this article are soley the thoughts of Dale Weiser and are NOT representative of the USSSA.)

For more information go to: https://www.softballcenter.com/2009-usssa-major-world-series/

  • Co-MVP – Dennis Rulli, Resmondo (13-14, .929, 3 HR, 12 RBI)
  • Co-MVP – Andy Purcell, Resmondo (12-14, .857, 3 HR, 14 RBI)
  • HR Leaders – Brian Rainwater, Resmondo (10-15, .667, 15 RBI) – 7
  • HR Leaders – Tim Cocco, Jean Shoppe (12-19, .632, 16 RBI) – 7
  • Batting Leader – Dennis Rulli, Resmondo – .929
  • Defensive MVP – Brian Rainwater, Resmondo
  • Offensive MVP – Tim Mattox, T&R Stucco/Worth


Rich Gulash – T&R Stucco/Worth
Tim Cocco – Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55
Ed Vega – Johnny Blaze/Combat/Elite
Don DeDonatis III – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
Mitch Mabe – T&R Stucco/Worth
Sam Lopez – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
Bryson Baker – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
Todd Martin – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
Jeff Wallace – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
Greg Connell – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
Oscar Shipley – T&R Stucco/Worth
Chris Larsen – Johnny Blaze/Combat/Elite
Randall Poplin – T&R Stucco/Worth
Timothy Mattox – T&R Stucco/Worth
Bobby Hughes – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
Rick Baker – Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Combat
Donovan Pokraka – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
Johnny McCraw – Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Combat
Rick Sedlacek – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
Brian Wegman – Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Combat
BJ Fulk – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth


1. Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth, Winter Haven, FL (5-0)
2. T&R Stucco/Worth, Polk City, FL (5-2)
3. Long Haul/Miken/Phonemasters, Albertville, MN (3-2)
4. Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Combat, San Jose, CA (3-2)
5t. GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite, Othello, WA (3-2)
5t. Johnny Blaze/Combat/Elite, Las Vegas, NV (3-2)
7t. TaylorMade/Titan/PAS/Mizuno, Spotsylvania, VA (2-2)
7t. Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55, McKenzie, TN (2-2)
9t. Combat USA/Elite, Seattle, WA (1-2)
9t. Blitz/Watanabe/Weller/Minges/Easton, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
9t. Suncoast/Quick Roofing/Reebok, Sarasota, FL (1-2)
9t. O&S/Povs/Hoffman/Combat, South St. Paul, MN (1-2)
13t. Bud Light/TPS/LineDrive/Sports55, Plymouth, MI (0-2)
13t. Northwest Combat/Trojans, Seattle, WA (0-2)
13t. Wood Law/Combat, Dallas, TX (0-2)
13t. A.J.S./Easton/3N2/Dssbats, Fort Myers, FL (0-2)


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