ASA Slow Pitch National Champs

  • ASA Major National Championships (1981 – 2005)
  • ASA Class-A National Championships (1971 – Present)
  • Other ASA National Championship Events
ASA Major National Championships 
Year	Champion					Runner-up
	MVP
	Home Run Leader
	Average Leader
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	The Class-Major Nationals started in 1981, The old Open class was split into Super and Major Classifications
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1981	Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA			Fred Weber/Merchants, St. Louis, MO
	MVP - Ricky Huggins, Elite (25-40, .625, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs)
	HR Leader - Cecil Whitehead, Elite - 9  (18-35, .514, 21 RBIs)
	Batting Leader - Jessie Walter, Cline Brothers - .810  (17-21, 9 RBIs)
	NOTE: Elite won 16-14 and 16-10. Ron Knight and Greg Smith hit 3-run homers and Ricky Huggins also homered
	in the first win. Then Huggins came through with a HR and two triples in the final.
1982	Triangle Sports, Minneapolis, MN		Teamsters #293, Parma, OH
	MVP - Glen Bourquin, Triangle Sports(.647, 14 HRs, 24 RBIs)
	HR Leader - Glen Bourquin, Triangle Sports- 14
	Batting Leader - David Hensley, TNEMAC - .833  (15-18)
	NOTE: Steve Williams, Triangle Sports (.750, 9 HRs)
	NOTE: Herman Rathman, TMI (14-17, .823, 6 HRs)
1983	No. 1 Electric, Charlotte, NC			Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX
	MVP - Tim White, No. 1 Electric  (16-26, .640, 12 HRs, 25 RBIs, including 2 HRs in the championship game)
	HR Leader - Tim Clemmons, Carroll Marathon - 16 (33-47, .702, 34 RBIs
	Batting Leader - Tom Sommers, Sandy Creek - .904  (19-21, 1 HR, 10 RBIs)
	Note - Buck Buchanan, No. 1 Electric (23-26, .885)
1984	Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL			Ray's Metal Works, Alachua, FL
	MVP - Phil Higgins, Lilly Air (.848, 10 HRs, 24 RBIs)
	HR Leader - Dennis Crawford, Ray's - 16 (33-52, .632, 43 RBIs)
	Batting Leader - Phil Higgins, Lilly Air - .848
	Note -  Ken Parker, Lilly (.714, 10 HRs) and Ron Olesiak, Lilly (.667, 10 RBIs)
1985	Blanton's, Fayetteville, NC			Zimlinghaus Electric, Palm Bay, FL
	MVP - Andy Cook, Blanton's
	HR Leader - Gary Robertson, Larry Jacob's - 10
	Batting Leader - Russ Weilbacher, Stone City - .821
1986	Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH		Blanton's, Fayetteville, NC
	MVP - Ron Wood, Non-Ferrous (12-24, .500)
	HR Leader - Jim Fuller, Shubin's - 11 (23-32, .719, 24 RBIs, 20 Runs)
	Batting Leaders - Denny Brown, Gregg (20-26, 8 RBIs, 16 Runs) - .769
	Batting Leaders - Dave Steffan, Shubin (20-26, 6 HRs, 17 RBIs, 16 Runs) - .769
1987	Starpath, Lexington, KY				County Sports, Levittown, NY
	MVP - Gary Jones, Starpath
	HR Leaders - Don Clatterbaugh, Blanton's (20-26, .769, 38 RBIs) - 15
	HR Leaders - Dave Allen, Starpath - 15
	Batting Leader - Rich Plante, Marlton Trucking - .844
1988	Bell Corp/FAF, Tampa, FL			Starpath, Monticello, KY
	MVP - Mike Ambers, Bell/FAF
	HR Leader - Scott Jones, Starpath - 14
	Batting Leader - Curtis Williams, Howard's/Western Steer -.880
1989	Ritch's Salvage, Harrisburg, NC			Superior/Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT
	MVP - Bill Gatti, Ritch's Salvage (20-31, .640, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs)
	HR Leader - Clyde Guy, Superior/Apollo - 11
	Batting Leader - Mark Baker, Bell - .800
1990	New Construction, Shelbyville, TN		SETA Corporation, Charlotte, NC
	MVP - Greg Pyle, New Construction  (17-20, .850,  9 HRs)
	HR Leader - F.A. Martin, SETA Corporation - 12
	Batting Leader - Nate Quinn, Safety Roofing - .889
1991	Riverside Paving, Louisville, KY		Vernon's, Jacksonville, FL
	MVP - Don Rardin, Jr., Riverside
	HR Leader - Dewayne Nevitt, Wildcat Fence - 17
	Batting Leader - Dewayne Nevitt, Wildcat Fence - .897
1992	Vernon's, Jacksonville, FL			New Construction, Shelbyville, TN
	MVP - Ricky Huggins, Vernon's (22-28, .786, 18 HRs, 42 RBIs)
	HR Leader - Ricky Huggins, Vernon's - 18
	Batting Leader - Jimmy Smith, Moulton Furniture -.810(17-21, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs)
1993	Back Porch/Destin, Destin, FL			Vernon's-II/C&D, Jacksonville, FL
	MVP - Brian Reed, Back Porch/Destin (26-34, .769, 12 HRs)
	HR Leader - Dennis Pierce, Riverside (19-24, .792)  - 13
	Batting Leader - Thom Lord,  Taylor Brothers (20-24) - .833
1994	Riverside/Taylor, Louisville, KY		Back Porch/Destin, Destin,FL
	MVP - Dennis Pierce, Riverside (26-33, .788, 19 HRs, 49 RBIs)
	HR Leader - Dennis Pierce, Riverside - 19
	Batting Leader - David Bear, Reece Astros, - .895
	Note: Russ Earnest, Back Porch (32-41, .780, 18 HRs, 56 RBIs, 4 Grand Slams)
1995	Riverside/Ram, Louisville, KY			Williams/Dudley, Spring, TX
	MVP - Dennis Pierce, Riverside (17-21, .810, 12 HRs, 34 RBIs)
	HR Leaders - Ray Cowart (.694, 34 RBIs) - 14
	HR Leaders - David Burch, Riverside/Ram (.757) - 14
	HR Leaders - Rich Courtney, No Limit - 14
	Batting Leader - Dan Mather, No Limit -.909  (30-33)
1996	Bell II/Roberts, Orlando, FL			Herb's/TPS, San Diego, CA
	MVP - Mark Hierlmeier, Bell-II  (16-22, 11 HRs, 25 RBIs)
	HR Leader - Bill Burrell, Armed Forces (35-42, .833) - 17
	Batting Leader - Jose Santiago, Herb's/TPS - .865  (19-22)
1997	Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN			Armed Forces All-Stars
	MVP - Chris Williams, Armed Forces (41-50, .820, 25 HRs, 50 RBIs)
	HR Leader - Chris Williams, Armed Forces -25
	Batting Leader - Ron Acker, Wrecking Crew - .889
1998	Chase Mortgage, Wilmington, N.C.		Reece/Sports/Chips/TPS, Lebanon, TN
	MVP - Derek Oliver, Reece (24-31, .774, 12 HRs)
	HR Leader - Vern Hensley, Planet/New - 14
	Batting Leader - BPhil Castellano, Gasoline Heaven - .852 (23-27)
1999	Gasoline Heaven/Worth, Commack, NY		JMW/Herb's/TPS, San Diego, CA
	MVP - Doug Vigliotti, Gasoline Heaven (18-20, .900)
	HR Leader - Tot Powers, Paramount/TPS - 12 (.750)
	Batting Leader - Doug Vigliotti, Gasoline Heaven  - .900
2000	Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN			Hooters/B&B/Easton, Kansas City, KS
	MVP - Dennis Rulli, Long Haul/TPS
	HR Leader - Kris O'Hara, Long Haul - 17
	Batting Leader - Wes Campbell, Long Haul - .868
2001	New Construction, Shelbyville, IN		Mercer's/K&G/TPS, North Vernon, IN
	MVP - Rick Baker, Mercer's/K&G/Bike/Miller/TPS  (.839)
	HR Leader - Alex Lavorico, Pov's/Walser Chevy/Reebock/TPS -  10
	Batting Leader - Rick Baker, Mercer's/K&G/Bike/Miller/ TPS - .839
	Outstanding Offensive Player - Rick Baker, Mercer's/K&G (.839)
2002	Twin States/Worth, Montgomery, AL		Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton, Wilmington, NC
	MVP - Richard White, Twin States/Worth (20-27, .741 5 HRs)
	HR Leader - Ron Wilson, Lighthouse Baptist - 13
	Batting Leader - Nick Block, Team AH/TPS (18-22) - .818
2003	B&J Logging/Kleuver's, Sandoval, IL 		Alesium/Reece/Hinson/Shade/Easton, Las Vegas, NV 
	Kluever's defeated Alesium 37-29 in Championship game.
	MVP - Justin Atwood, B&J Logging/Kluevers  (.600, 1 HR)
	Bryan Goins, Alesium/Reece (HR Leader)
	Batting Leader - Bryan Goins, Alesium/Reece (24-28) - .857
2004	US Vinyl/Z-Wear, Lafayette, GA  		B&J Logging/Snap-On/Worth, Sandoval, IL 
	First baseman Bobby (Wally) Woldyk had only one hit in the championship game of the ASA Major Nationals,  
	at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. But it was the one US Vinyl needed for insurance to win its first 
	National Championship, beating defending champion Kluever’s Snap-On/BJ Logging 13-8, in eight innings. 
	In four previous trips to the plate Woldyk, who was named tourney MVP, was hitless. Before entering the 
	batter’s box in the eighth, he asked his teammates for some advice. They said just swing hard. And he did, 
	sending the ball over the left center field (370') fence for a one-out grand slam to give his team a 
	seven run cushion entering the bottom of the eighth inning. 
	MVP - Bob "Wally" Woldyk, U.S. Vinyl (10-18, .556, 6 HRs)
	HR Leader - Kenny Briggs, Benfield/Alesium (18 RBIs) - 9
	Batting Leader - Alex Lavorico, Benfield/Alesium (5 HRs, 9 RBIs) - .800
2005	AM/Las Vegas/Benfield/Easton, Manassas, VA	All Armed Forces, Washington, DC
	AM/Las Vegas/Benfield/Easton finally won its first ASA Major national title at historic Sanford Memorial
	Stadium with a four inning run-rule 27-5 win over the Armed Forces.  They bested a field of three by 
	winning four consecutive games en route to the title.  In four games they scored 84 runs and allowed only 
	25 runs, hitting 33 HRs among its 80 hits led by tourney HR champ Brett Helmer (7 HRs among his 9-13, .692
	performance). After scoring six runs in the first inning of the championship game AM/Las Vegas opened up the
	throttle on offense in the second inning by scoring 15 runs on nine hits. Helmer, who was added to the
	AM/Las Vegas roster for this event, highlighted the inning with a grand slam. Tourney MVP Danny Crine, 
	Billy Joe 'BJ' Fulk,  Brian Justice and Kris O’Hara each hit homers in the inning. AM/Las Vegas outfit the
	Armed Forces, 20-7. Three of Helmer’s homers, worth eight RBIs, came in the championship game and he
	finished the game 3-for-3. Justice plated five runs with a pair of homers and a single, Alex Lavorico 
	smashed three homers in four at-bats to drive in four runs and Fulk had a 3-Run HR in the 15 run second.
	MVP - Denny Crine, AM/Las Vegas
	HR Leader - Brett Helmer, AM/Las Vegas (9-13, .692) - 7
	Batting Leader - Brian Justice, AM/Las Vegas (.833)
2006	- ASA discontinued it's Class-Major National championships in 2006

ASA Class – A National Championships
Year Champion Runner-up
MVP
Home Run Leader
Average Leader

1971 Troy Redman, Troy, MI and St. Patrick’s K of C, Detroit, MI (Co-champs – rain)
No MVP was named and no other information available (held in Cincinnati, OH)
1972 Verndardt’s Inn, Levittown, NY —–  Jolly Bar, Detroit, MI
MVP – Tom Back, Jolly Bar
HR Leader and Batting Leader – no info available, held in Cincinnati, OH, Vernhardt’s won 10-2 in final.
1973 Samuel’s Grocery, Richmond, VA —–  Levittown Legion, Levittown, NY
MVP – Jim Doc Crismond, Samuel’s Grocery (16-18 .889); 4-4 in title game
HR Leader – no info available
Batting Leader – Jim Doc Crismond, Samuel’s Grocery – .889
NOTE: Samuel’s trailed 10-3, came back in bottom of of the 7th to beat defending champ Levittown Legion 13-12 , Pete
Thacker had a dramatic pinch hit that scored Jim Crismond (4-4) with the winning run to give Samuel’s the 13-12 win.
Crismond was 4-4 in the game and an easy choice for the MVP Award
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From 1971-73, the Class-A Nationals were Invitationals, the Class-A Nationals Officially started in 1974
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1974 Piedmont Sheet Metal, Winston-Salem, NC —–  Thompson Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA
MVP – Monroe Witt, Piedmont (6-0 Pitching)
HR Leaders – Glen Dorsch, Levittown American Legion – 6
HR Leaders – Chan Baker, Levittown American Legion – 6
Batting Leader – John Sheridan, Levittown American Legion – .714
1975 Levittown Legion, Levittown, NY —–  DuBoise Chemical, Columbus, OH
MVP – Chan Baker, Levittown American Legion
HR Leader – Chan Baker, Levittown Legion
Batting Leader – H.E. Bonin, Houston Reds -.687
1976 Reed’s Nuts, Macon, GA —–  J. Harris Standard Air, Houston, TX
MVP – Charlie Traylor, Jimmy Harris Standard Air (31-51,  .608, 17 HRs, 42 RBIs)
HR Leader – Charlie Traylor, Jimmy Harris Standard Air – 17
Batting Leader – Tom Dameron, Corner Pub – .833
1977 Higgins Cycle, Greensboro, NC —–  Bigham, Miami, FL
MVP – Rick Gentry, Higgins Cycle (16-29, .552, 9 HRs, 26 RBIs)
HR Leader – Rick Gentry, Higgins   – 9
Batting Leader – George Runk, Athletic World (21-27, 17 RBIs)   – .778
Note: Higgins beat Bigham twice, 28-15 (Rick Gentry 2 HRs) and 32-4 (Gentry 3 HRs). Higgins, 61 hits in the 2 games.
1978 Port City Ford Wreckers, Houston, TX —–  Jerry’s Caterers, Daytona Beach, FL
MVP – Prince Williams,  Port City Ford (.708, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs)
HR Leader – Prince Williams,  Port City Ford – 6
Batting Leader – Ronnie DuBose, Port City – .857
1979 Clark & Sons, Providence, RI —–  Jack Matthews Realty, Las Vegas, NV
MVP – Charles Manz, Clark & Sons (.583)
HR Leader – Tim Rhinehart, Carolina A’s – 7
Batting Leader – Gary Jones, Cody’s Justice – .667
Note: The Rhode Island squad won the Class-A championship without hitting a single Home Run. They lost the first final to Jack Matthews
Realty 4-3, but won the deciding game 12-4 behind Pitcher and Tournament MVP, Charles Manz, who had 2 hits and 3 RBIs in the title game.
1980 Houston Wreckers, Houston, TX —–  Collins Irrigation, Miami, FL
MVP – Billy Costa, Houston Wreckers (.524, 6-0 Pitching)
HR Leaders – Gurney Holly, US Armed Forces  (.600, 14 RBIs) – 8
HR Leaders – Steve Ammons, Collins – 8
Batting Leader – Tim Sweeney, Collins – .833 (20-24)
1981 Ray Sears & Son, Gambrills, MD —–  U.S. Armed Forces, Indiantown Gap, PA
MVP – Mike Norman, Ray Sears & Son
HR Leader – no info available
Batting Leader – no info available
1982 Lawson Auto Parts, Orlando, FL —–  U.S. Armed Forces, Indiantown Gap, PA
MVP – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (18-31, .580, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs)
HR Leader – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s – 10
Batting Leader – Dave Pishker, Lansing Auto Glass (24-34) –  .706
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Gene Cerelli, Gregg Security
1983 Lawson Auto Parts, Orlando, FL —–  Burnette & Associates, Rossville, GA
MVP – Joe Benton, Lawson’s (.697, 9 HRs)
HR Leader – Bill Newman, Burnette & Associates – 20
Batting Leader – Steve Blake, Knightly Travel – .815
Outstanding Pitcher Award – John Kaylor, Burnette & Associates
NOTE:  Bill Russell’s walk off homer in the bottom of the 7th inning won the championship game for Lawson’s 25-24.
1984 Bender Plumbing, New Haven, CT —–  Budweiser, San Francisco, CA
MVP – Joe Martone, Bender’s
HR Leaders – Fred Scott, Bandits – 8
HR Leaders – Rick Cameron, Budweiser – 8
Batting Leader – Rick Cameron, Budweiser – .733
1985 Thompson Sports Goods, Savannah, GA —–  Rusty Scupper, Belmont, CA
MVP – Ricky Huggins, Thompson’s (23-33, .696, 8 HRs)
HR Leaders – Tim Clemmons, D.E. Huddleston – 13
HR Leaders – Ron Bollinger, D.E. Huddleston – 13
Batting Leader – Jeff Arnold, Bel Air Cleaners – .760
1986 Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL —–  Bigham Insulation, Pomponi Beach, Fl
MVP – George Schnoor, Vernon’s (17-34, .500, 10 HRs, 23 RBIs)
HR Leader – Ron Ford, Vernon’s – 11 (27 RBIs)
Batting Leader – Dan Marlowe, Vancouver – .760 (19-25, 5 RBIs, 12 Runs)
1987 Minnesota Merchants, Minneapolis, MN —–  Thompson Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA
MVP – Tom Hechsel, Minnesota Merchants
HR Leader – Mike Cuellar, Lou’s Super Scouts – 10
Batting Leader – Gerald Braddy, Minneapolis Merchants -.821
1988 Smith Transport, Roaring Springs, PA —–  Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL
MVP – Vernon Neil, Smith Transport/Cobra’s
HR Leader – Ron Ford, Vernon’s – 7
Batting Leader – Bud Weathers, Coil’s Plus -.882
1989 Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL —–  Armed Forces All-Stars, USA
MVP – George Hill, Armed Forces
HR Leader – Ken Slenker, Lemoyne Sleeper – 11
Vernon Hensley, Astros – .813
1990 Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL —–  Laborers 310, Cleveland, OH
MVP – Ron Ford, Vernon’s (.738, 9 HRs)
HR Leader – Roy Eppley, Vernon’s – 13 (.763)
Batting Leader – Steve Skaldany, Laborers 310- .778 (28-36)
1991 Lee Roy’s Framing, Claremont, NC —–  Minnesota Merchants, Minneapolis, MN
MVP – Mitch Atkinson, Lee Roy’s Framing  (.704)
HR Leader – Bubba Defer, Thomas Oil – 13
Batting Leader – Mitch Atkinson, Lee Roy’s- .704
1992 Medina Body Shop, Cleveland, OH —–  G. Dudleck Guttering, Burlington, NC
MVP – Pat Campbell, Medina’s
HR Leaders – Chris Chilcott, Dudleck  – 10
HR Leaders – Doug George, Washington County Merchants – 10
Batting Leader – Nick Farina, WSBA – .792
1993 Watanabe/Easton, Cincinnati, OH —–  Newell Concrete, Bloomington, MN
Co-MVP – Tom White, Tri-Gems (21-27, .778, 13 HRs, 43 RBIs)
Co-MVP – Greg Pertl, Newell Concrete
HR Leader – Greg Oslund, Newell – 15
Batting Leader – Mike Kinnett, Watanabe – .793 (23-29)
1994 AJA/TPS, Houston, TX —–  Schweizers/Maddy’s/Worth, Newark, DE
MVP – Mark Cerny, AJA/TPS  (24-22, .727, 9 HRs, 30 RBIs)
HR Leader – Tom Shields, Schweizer’s/Maddy’s (36-50, .720, 45 RBIs) – 14
Batting Leader – Jerry Fleming, Lee Roy’s Framing – .833
NOTE: David Burch, WW Gay, Gainesville, FL (16-17, ,941, 7 HRs)
1995 So Jern Travel, Cedar Brook, NJ —–  Doc’s/TPS, Jacksonville, FL
MVP – Tom Lasko, So Jern (26-30, .867, 10 HRs, 33 RBIs)
HR Leader – Tom Lord, Chaney – 14
Batting Leader – Jeff Toni, Ray’s – .882
1996 Reece/TPS, Springfield, KY —–  Flex Gym, New Gretna, NJ
MVP – Jack Comparoni, Reece/TPS (30-41, .732, 6 HRs)
HR Leader – Kenny Kinnard, Reece/TPS – 8
Batting Leader – Jamie Smanagan, Reece/TPS – .786 (33-42)
1997 Coffee Cup/DeMarini, Cottage Grove, MN —–  Chaney Enterprises, Waldorf, MD
MVP – George Obitz, Coffee Cup  (8 HRs)
HR Leader – Richie Woldsmeier, Chaney and Mike Skaggs, K&G – 14
Batting Leader – Karl Komyathy, SCB/Easton (18-19) – .947
1998 Thomas Bait & Tackle, Sanford, NC —–  Dalton Chiropractic, Ocean, NJ
MVP – Scott Grant, Thomas Bait & Tackle (34-37, .919 ob%, 6 HRs)
HR Leader – Jim Johnson, Gary’s Auto Body – 17
Batting Leader – Brad Gidcomb, Jacksonville Grover – .885
1999 L&L Painting/TPS, Montgomery, AL —–  Smokes/ABS/TPS, Ellicott City, MD
MVP – Steve Helewicz, Smokes (21 HRs)
HR Leader – Steve Helewicz, Smokes – 21
Batting Leader – Jerry Williams, Mercer Softball -.913
2000 K&G Sports/Bike/TPS, North Vernon, IN —–  Paramount Builders, VA Beach, VA
MVP – Ricky Jackson, K&G Sports
HR Leader – Bob Bayes, Smokes/ABS/TPS – 15
Batting Leader – Kevin Gillot, L&L Painting – .885
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From 2001-2005, ASA went to separate East and West Class-A Nationals, the 2 winners met in a best of 5 National Championship Series
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2001 T’s 13/Nike, Omaha, NE (West) —–  —–  Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (East) [3-2]
SCORES: T’s 13/Nike; 21-26, 33-21, 22-25, 26-11, 32-13.
T’s 13 down 2 games to 1, came back and won the fourth and fifth games behind the power or Mike Irvine. Irvine hot 3 Homers and drove in 9 runs to lead the way for T’s and earn Series MVP honors.
Game-1: Creative Stucco hit seven home runs, with the big blast a pinch-hit grand slam from Joe Ausec that broke an 18-18 tie in the bottom of the fifth. Tony Sharkins hit a pair of homers, while Matt Furrey had a home run and a two-run triple. Troy Rawlins hit a two-run HR and a two-run double, while Tim Linson had a three-run blast and Doug Shanyfelt added a solo shot. For T’s 13, Mike Irvine hit two home runs; a three-run and a two-run shot, and a triple. Steve Skala had a two-run HR and Dana Wendelin had a solo HR.
Game-2: A 17-run sixth inning pushed T’s 13 to victory. Scott Gerdes had a pair of home runs and a triple while Brian Holmes hit two home runs. Nick Sailors, Mike Irvine, Jeff Vercellino and Chad Merchant all had home runs for T’s and Steve Skala added two doubles. Tim Linson had two HRs for Creative Stucco, while Troy Rawlins, Jay Ross and Gene Paszke had one homer each.
Game-3: Creative Stucco hit nine home runs, with Tony Sharkins and Doug Shanyfelt hitting two each. Troy Rawlins, Matt Furrey, Tom Ellis, Tim Linson and Gene Paszke hit one HR each. T’s 13 got home runs from Mike Irvine, Jeff Vercellino, Scott Gerdes, Bobby Worden, Brent Mogenson and Steve Skala.
Game-4: Mike Irvine hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and had six RBI for T’s 13. Nick Sailors was 4-for-4 with a home run, Brian Holmes was 3-for-3 with a home run and Nate Babbit and Rick Kappius each had a HR and three RBI. Tony Sharkins was 3-for-3 with a solo home run for Creative Stucco, while Tim Linson also had three hits and Tom Ellis had a home run and two runs driven in.
Game-5: T’s 13 posted big numbers in the second and third innings, scoring 11 and 12 runs, respectively. Nick Sailors hit a two-run home run, double, RBI-single and two-run single, while tournament MVP Mike Irvine hit a two-run homer and added a pair of sacrifice flys. Scott Gerdes hit a solo home run, a two-run triple and an RBI-double, Nate Babbit had a three-run HR and two RBI-singles and Brian Holmes hit a two-run blast and a double Jeff Vercellino and Dana Wendelin each had a HR, Wendelin’s was inside-the-park, Steve Skala drove in two runs with a single and Bobby Worden and Rick Kappius each had an RBI-double. Tony Sharkins hit a three-run home run, a solo home run and a two-run double for Creative Stucco/Easton. Doug Shanyfelt had a three-run shot, Troy Rawlins a two-run and Jeff Click a solo. Tim Linson an RBI double, while Rob Luneborg and Tom Ellis each had a double.
MVP – Mike Irvine, T’s 13/Nike (7 HRs, 17 RBIs)
HR Leader – Mike Irvine, T’s – 7
HR Leader – Tony Sharkins, Creative Stucco (12 RBIs) – 7
Batting Leader – no info available (incomplete stats)
2002 Mt. Top/Advanced, Northville, MI (West) —–  —–  WW Gay/Aubrey’s/TPS, Gainesville, FL (East) [3-2]
SCORES: Mt. Top/Advanced; 26-28, 18-25, 28-13, 31-19, 36-31.
Mountain Top, down 2 games to 0, mounted an improbable comeback and won 3 straight to win the 5 game series 3 games to 2. Outscoring WW Gay 95-63 in those 3 games and 139-118 in the series.
Game-1; W.W. Gay/Aubrey’s (Gainesville, FL) scored eight runs in the sixth inning to evoke the 15-run mercy rule and defeat Advanced/Mountain Top (Texarkana, TX) in the opening game of the Men’s Class A division of the Hooters Championship Series. Sean Snow went 5-for-5 with five singles and scored four times to lead W.W. Gay at the plate. John Thomas and Billy Eurice each connected for two home runs while Chad Carver and Ken Carlton hit the other two for W.W. Gay. Advanced/Mountain Top first baseman Vince Brisbee went three-for-three and scored three runs to provide a spark in the offense. Paul Sheppard provided the power for Advanced/Mountain Top going 2-for-2 with two home runs. W.W. Gay, who lost its long-time manager N.C. Ryals just a week ago to a sudden heart attack, are playing this tournament in his memory. These two teams meet again tomorrow at 10 a.m. in game two of the Hooters Championship Series.
Game-2; In a see-saw battle in Men’s Class A in the Hooters Championship Series it came down to who would get the last at-bat. W.W. Gay/Aubrey’s ( Gainesville , FL ) won the toss in game two and capitalized with a walk-off home run by Billy Eurice in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Advanced/Mountain Top ( Texarkana , TX ) 28-26. Eurice remained perfect at the plate for the tournament going 4-four-4 with two home runs and five RBI. So far in the tournament, Eurice is 7-for-7 with four home runs and 13 RBI. Other standout performances for W.W. Gay came from Mike Thomas (3-for-4, six RBI), Chad Carver (2-for-4, five RBI) and Jose Santiago (4-for-4, three RBI). Advanced/Mountain Top looked strong at the plate full-filling its home run limit of nine in the sixth inning. Despite not having the long ball to rely on, Advanced was able to score seven runs in the seventh to extend its lead to 26-23 but the lead would not hold. Paul Sheppard went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI to pace Advanced at the plate. John Glidewell had three home runs in the game while Wade Casey finished with two. W.W. Gay could close out the series in three games today when it faces Advanced at 2 p.m. at Lagoon Park
Game-3; Advanced/Mountain Top (Texarkana, TX) kept its national championship hopes alive in game three of the Men’s Class A division of the Hooters Championship Series with a 25-18 victory over W.W. Gay/ Aubrey’s (Gainesville, FL). Rickie Robbins came through in the clutch going 5-for-5 with five runs scored, two home runs and five RBI. Matt Arlett had two home runs and six RBI, while Wade Casey went 2-for-3 with four RBI. Shawn Snow hit a grand slam in the fourth and went 3-for-5 in the game with six RBI to lead W.W. Gay offensively. Billy Eurice, one of the most explosive offensive players in the tournament, once again went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI.
Game-4; Advanced/Mountain Top (Texarkana, TX) came back from an 0-2 deficit to win game four in just five innings, 31-19, over W.W. Gay/Aubrey’s (Gainesville, FL) to force a fifth and deciding game in the best of five series.  Advanced outscored W.W. Gay 21-9 in the first three innings to distance itself in the contest. Shawn Robinson went 5-for-5 with a home run, scored four and drove in three runs. Wade Casey also contributed big in the game going 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI. Shawn Snow had another big game for W.W. Gay going 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI. Trey Royal was perfect with three hits and three RBIs.
Game-5; Advanced/Mountain Top of Texarkana, TX did the improbable and came back from an 0-2 deficit in the best of five series to win three consecutive games including the all important game five to class the national championship for the Men’s Class A division at the Hooters National Championship Series. Advanced defeated W.W. Gay/Aubrey’s of Gainesville , FL 36-31in the final game to claim the title. After exhausting its allotment of home runs for the game in the fifth inning, Advanced had to rely on timely base hits to take the lead in the seventh inning. It managed to score 12 runs in the seventh without a home run to its credit. W.W. Gay mounted a charge in the final frame, scoring four runs but was unable to keep the ball in the park and were called out for going over its home run limit. Vince Bisbee was a popular choice for MVP after going 3-for-7 with four runs scored in the final game. Teammate Richie Robbins went 5-for-7 with seven RBI in the championship game, while Rob Gundry and Shawn Robinson both accounted for two home runs and five RBI for the winning team. Brett McDaniel starred for W.W. Gay in the finale going 4-for-6 with two home runs and seven RBI. Billy Eurice also had a good night at the plate going 4-for-6 with a home run and four RBI.
MVP – Vince Bisbee, Mountain Top (19-26, .733, 4 HRs)
HR Leader – Wade Casey, Mountain Top – 8 HRs (16-26, .615)
Batting Leader – John Glidewell, Mountain Top – .846 (22-26, 6 HRs)
2003 Berardi’s/TPS, Lexington, KY (East) —–  —–  Meridian Softball, Houston, TX (West) [3-1]
SCORES: Berardi’s/TPS; 39-22, 34-20, 26-29, 37-25.
Game-1: In the opening contest Berardi’s nailed nine home runs to cruise past Meridian 39-22. Shawn Harkins was impressive going 5-for-5 with three home runs while Doug Martin and Bo Franklin matched his efforts also going 5-for-5.
Game-2: Things didn’t change much in game two as Berardi’s outscored Meridian 34-20 for its second win of the series. Harkins and Franklin were once again instrumental in the offensive effort. Harkins went 3-for-3 and had a three run home run while Franklin remained perfect at the plate going 4-for-4 with six RBI.
Game-3: Meridian avoided the sweep by defeating Berardi’s 29-26 in game three. Tim McClendon and Steven Lynn each drove in five RBI in the game.
Game-4: Berardi’s refocused in the game four and managed to breeze past Meridian 37-25 to secure the title. Franklin had three home runs and six RBI in the game to continue his torrid pace. Joey Resing, Fred Ditto and Martin all delivered four RBI. Martin was selected as the series MVP for his efforts. “This tournament has been an exceptional experience,” said Berardi’s manager Neil Sapp. “This is certainly something we will never forget. This team played as well as it has all season. We got down a couple of times against Meridian but these players never gave up and showed how much they wanted this title.”
MVP – Doug Martin, Berardi’s (16-18, .889, 3 HRs)
HR Leader – Shawn Harkins, Berardi’s – 8 HRs (16-19, .842)
Batting Leader – Fred Ditto, Berardi’s – .900 (18-20, 3 HRs)
2004 Team Synergy, Orlando, FL  (East) —–  —–  Mountain Top/Worth, Marysville, WA (West) [3-1]
SCORES: Team Synergy; 37-25, 18-32, 37-36, 33-22.
Tournament MVP Rich Gulash and his clutch play led Team Synergy to the ASA Class-A National Championship over Mountain Top. With the Series tied at 1 game apiece, the pivotal 3rd game turned out to be a back breaker for Mountain Top. Trailing at the time, Synergy scored 14 in the 5th inning to turn the tide of the series as they came out on top of a wild 37-36 game. Chris Chilton of Team Synergy was 5-5 with 2 HRs and 10 RBIs in the game. Nate Johnson, Johnny Dykes, Chad Bragg, and Jose Santiago (3 HRs, 8 RBIs) all had 5 hits for the winners. For Mountain Top, Don Dedonatis was 5-7 with 9 RBIs. Kevin Gillot was 6-6. In the 33-21 clincher in game-4, Team Synergy scored 13 runs in the top of the 1st inning to set the tone for the game. Nate Johnson was 6-6 with 4 RBIs and 6 Runs scored. John Dykes and Chad Bragg combined for 10 hits and 13 RBIs. Bragg had 3 homers in the game. Leading Synergy hitter in the Series was Johnny Dykes (16-20, .800, 2 HRs, 15 RBIs, 13 Runs), Nate Johnson (18-23, .783, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 14 Runs) and Chris Chilton (15-20, .750, 4 HRs, 17 RBIs, 12 Runs). The leading hitter for Mountain Top besides Kevin Gillot’s .842 was Sean McDonald (15-19, .789, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 14 Runs)As a team Team Synergy batted .678 with 36 HRs. Mountain Top was .626 with 34 HRs.
MVP – Rich Gulash, Team Synergy (13-18, .722, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 13 Runs)
HR Leader – Dal Beggs, Team Synergy – 8 HRs (15-21, .739, 21 RBIs, 13 Runs)
Batting Leader – Kevin Gillot, Mountain Top – .842 (16-19, 9 RBIs, 13 Runs)
2005 Long Haul/Miken, Caledonia, MN (West) —–  —–  Berardi’s/Team LTP/TPS, Louisville, KY (East) [3-0]
SCORES: Long Haul 22-11, 27-14, 26-18
Long Haul Trucking/Miken swept the series with an impressive 26-18 victory over Berardi’s in the third game of the best-of-five series. Long Haul jumped out early to record six runs in the top of the first. Berardi’s would not go away easy, tallying 8 runs in the bottom of the first to capture the lead.  Both teams slowed down offensively after the fireworks that started the game. Long Haul got only three runs in the next three innings, including a scoreless top of the sixth However, Berardi’s only managed to plate one run over the same time frame, making the final inning a do or die situation for the them. Long Haul went into the top of the 7th and HRs by Lance Dudley Adam Peterson sparked a fire as Long Haul scored seven runs to add to their lead. Berardi’s had a chance in the bottom of the seventh, but the first three Berardi’s batters made outs. Long Haul captured the Hooters Class A Championship. Adam Peterson was named Tournament MVP, The win for Long Haul Trucking/Miken was its fifth in five games between the two teams this year. The John Daniel sponsored team finished the year 54-12. They outscored Beradi’s 75-43 in the 3 games.
MVP – Adam Peterson, Long Haul Trucking/Miken (9-13, .692, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
HR Leader – Adam Peterson, Long Haul Trucking/Miken – 5
Batting Leaders – Randy King, Long Haul Trucking/Miken (11-14, 1 HR) – .786
Batting Leaders – Steve Helewecz, Berardi’s/Team LTP/TPS (8-11, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs) – .727
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2006 KME/Body Glove/Easton, Anaheim, CA —–  Long Haul Trucking/Miken, Albertville, MI 
In a game that lasted only four innings, KME/Chaney’s/Body Glove routed a determined Long Haul team 33-9 in the championship game at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, OK to capture the 2006 ASA Class A National Championship. KME pounded out 32 hits in the final while holding Long Haul to just 13 hits. Brett Helmer (three doubles and a two-run homer) and outfielder John Bailey had four hits apiece to lead the high-powered KME offense. Bailey had a game-high nine RBIs on three homers and a single.  KME outfielder Donovan Pokraka went 3-4 with 2 RBIs in the championship game and was named the tournament MVP. Geno Buck added a solo homer, which was his 10th of the tournament to lead all hitters.  In the 28 games played, a total of 217 HRs were hit by the 15 teams. The Limit of 16 home runs (8 per team), was not reached once during the entire tournament. As a matter of fact, only six teams combined for double digit Homers. The Class-A HR limit per team per game is 8.
MVP – Donovan Pokraka, KME/Body Glove/Easton (16-20, .800, 6 HRs, 17 RBIs)
HR Leader – Richard ‘Geno’ Buck, Long Haul Trucking/Miken – (14-25, .560, 18 RBIs) – 10 HRs
Batting Leader – Jamie Nelson, Jean Shoppe/Worth – (16-18, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs) – .889
2007 Long Haul/Miken, Albertville, MN —–  Chaney’s Pytche Blakk/Easton, San Diego, CA
Long Haul Trucking battled out of the loser’s bracket to win the ASA Class A National title. They were sent to the loser’s bracket after falling to defending champ Chaney’s Pytche Blakk/Execute Sports/Easton, 25-11. But two games later, Long Haul and Chaney’s found themselves in a rematch of last year’s title game. Long Haul forced the championship into the “if” game after posting a 27-20 victory. In the winner-take-all final game, the bats of Long Haul were scorching and blazed past Chaney’s 33-5 to redeem themselves from a year ago. Long Haul’s Greg Flees went 4-5 with 3 HRs and 11 RBIs, Lenny Cunitz was 4-4 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs, Lance Dalby also had 4 hits in the final game. Pitcher Geno Buck surrendered only 5 runs on 10 hits. Brett Helmer of Chaney’s was the only player with 2 hits, one of them being a home run. Long Haul’s Greg Flees was named the tournament MVP after batting .741 with 26 RBI on 7 HR. He was also named as the batting champion, while Chaney’s Brett Helmer won the home run title with 9.
MVP – Greg Flees, Long Haul Trucking/Miken (20-27, .741, 7 HRs, 26 RBIs)
HR Leader – Brett Helmer, Chaney’s (13-18, .722, 22 RBIs) – 9 HRs
Batting Leader – Greg Flees, Long Haul Trucking/Miken (20-27, 7 HRs, 26 RBIs)- .741
2008 ABS/Easton, Hartley, DE —–  TCP/Easton, Burlington, IA
ABS Easton of Delaware traveled the furthest for the ASA Class A National Championship. And the trip was worth it.  ABS returns to Delaware as the 2008 ASA A National Champ after turning back a determined TCP team 15-10, in the if game at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The loss ended a tremendous run for TCP, who finished 6-2, which was led by pitcher Losson White who was named the tournament’s MVP and clearly deserved it as he did everything he could to propel his team to victory. In fact, if it wasn’t for White, TCP might not have advanced to the if game. It was White’s two-run scorching liner off in the bottom of the seventh that scored the winning and tying runs in a 20-19 win in the first championship game to force the if game.  The 29-year-old White batted .677 and drove  in 12 runs. The front of White’s jersey was evident how hard he worked to get TCP to the championship. It was covered with the Oklahoma red clay as he time and time again dove for balls and stopped them to make the play, some of them spectacular. Brett Helmer, one of the pick-ups for ABS, drove in three runs and finished with a 3-for-4 performance and shared the HR trophy with two other players. The tournament leading hitter was Brian Wegman of ABS, the other ABS pick-up, who batted .900 (18-20, with 7 HRs and 18 RBIs). Winning pitcher Bill Honeycutt and Shaun Ballard also had 3 hits each for ABS, which won its 1st ASA Class A title.
MVP – Lossen White, TCP/Easton (21-31, .677, 1 HRs, 12 RBIs, Pitcher)
HR Leaders – Brett Helmer, ABS/Easton (17-20, .850, 22 RBIs) – 8 HRs
HR Leaders – Chaun Demars, Theraldson’s (12-18, .667, 18 RBIs) – 8 HRs
HR Leaders – Andrew Schlitz, TCP/Easton (12-16, .750, 18 RBIs) – 8 HRs
Batting Leader – Brian Wegman, ABS/Easton (18-20, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs)- .800
2009 Long Haul Trucking, Albertville, MN —–  FBI/Gametimesupply/Worth, Bryant, AR
Long Haul pounded out 40 hits to only 15 for Fence Brokers in finishing the championship as the only undefeated team (they went 4-0). Fence Brokers, which wasn’t picked as one of the teams favored to win the Class A title. Geno Buck hurled all of the Long Haul wins and allowed 45 runs in walking away with the tournament’s MVP award.  Buck also batted fourth for Long Haul and had a (3-5 performance including a 2-run HR) in the championship game. It was one of 8 home runs hit by Long Haul. Mike Rhines (3B) and Brett McCollum (SS) had two homers apiece to lead Long Haul. Fence Fence Brokers hit seven homers with Dennis Schrum leading the offense with a 3-3 performance. Chaun Demars of FenceBrokers was the Home Run leader with 10. He batted .600 and had 22 RBIs.
MVP – Geno Buck, Long Haul (13-19, .684, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, Pitcher)
HR Leader – Chaun Demars, FBI/Gametimesupply/Worth (15-25, .600, 22 RBIs) – 10 HRs
Batting Leaders – Brent McCollum, Long Haul Trucking (12-15, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs) – .800
Batting Leaders – Kevin Bazat, Long Haul Trucking (12-15, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs) – .800
Batting Leaders – Ralph Hogddon, US Armed Forces (12-15, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs) – .800
Batting Leaders – Andrew Shiltz, TCP/Pipac/Easton (12-15, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs) – .800
2010 Dan Smith/Menosse/Shirts&Logos, Spokane, WA —–  Long Haul Trucking, Albertville, MN
Dan Smith/Menosse may have entered the weekend with a first game 41-40 disappointing loss, but it didn’t matter because they proceeded to win eight consecutive games in capturing its first ASA Class-A National  title. The 2010 Champions capped the impressive performance by winning three games on the last day, including beating defending champion Long Haul twice, 36-21 and 37-24 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex. The Dan Smith team was very impressive because in 9 games they scored 339 runs and allowed 217. They hit 65 homers with Brian Wegman, Dan Smith’s Middle Infielder leading the way with 12 dingers and 47 RBI. Wegman was named the tournament MVP and sparkled on defense as well. He was an incredible 41-51 on the weekend with an .804 batting average. The Dan Smith team compiled a .705 average while holding their opponents to a .601 average. Wegman was also the tournament HR champ with 12. Fence Broker’s John Glidewell was the batting champ going 13-15 with 6 HRs and 14 RBIs. He had an .867 average.
MVP – Brian Wegman, Dan Smith/Menosse/Shirts&Logos (41-51, .804, 12 HRs, 47 RBIs)
HR Leader – Brian Wegman, Dan Smith/Menosse/Shirts&Logos – 12
Batting Leader – John Glidewell, FenceBrokers/GameTime Supply (13-15, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs) – .867
2011 Annihilation/PRI/Easton, Lawrenceburg, IN —–  R&M/Troupe/TCP/Easton, Burlington, IA
Annihilation lived up to its nickname in sweeping through a 14-team field to capture the 2011 ASA Class A National Championship at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium with a 25-5 run-rule win over R&M/Troupe/Easton. Geno Buck pitched all of the wins for Annihilation and marked the second year in a row he was a member of the ASA ‘A’ National Championship team. Brett Helmer and teammate Travis Clark captured two of the top awards. Helmer was named MVP. He was 19-26, .826 average with 5 HRs and 17 RBIs. Clark was the tournament batting leader with a .864 average (19-22), with 15 runs scored and seven 2Bs. Annihilation went undefeated in their 5 games, outscoring their opponents 142-59. They has 32 hits in the final game with Greg Connell leading the way with a 4-5, 6 RBI game.
MVP – Brett Helmer, Annihilation PRI Easton (19-23, .826, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs)
HR Leader – Lee Powers, Long Haul Trucking (18-26, .692, 25 RBIs) – 9
Batting Leader – Travis Clark, Annihilation PRI Easton (19-22, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs) – .864
2012 Sonny’s Softball Club, Casper, WY —–  3rd Street/TPS/Team Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Sonny’s of Wyoming captured the ASA Class A National title having won 3 straight games while defeating 3rd Street Financial of Cincinnati 19-18 in the “if” game. With a 6-1 record, Sonny’s put together quite a run on the last day despite entering the loser’s bracket late Saturday night by none other than 3rd Street. Sonny’s shortstop Jonathan Lenz was named the tournament MVP, recording a batting average of .743 (26-35). Teammate Chris Greinert recorded a remarkable 42 RBI and earned the home run title with 14.
MVP – Jonathon Lenz, Sonny’s (26-35, .743, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs)
HR Leader – Chris Greinert, Sonny’s (26-34, .765, 42 RBIs) – 14
Batting Leader – Brian Zirkle, Nordkap (21-24, 1 HR, 7 RBIs) – .875
2013 Long Haul/JJS/Doerf./Easton, Albertville, MN —–  O&S Cattle, Stillwater, MN
Long Haul/JJ/Doerfinger/Easton went undefeated (4-0) at Ridgefield, MS to capture the ASA Class-A National Championship. They defeated the All Armed Forces All Star team 29-18 in the winners bracket final. Kevin Filby was 5-5 with 3 HRs and 8 RBIs in that game to lead Long Haul. Cory Large and Brad Reckart each had 4 hits. The O&S Cattlemen then defeated the Armed Forces 30-21 in the losers bracket final behind Dale Drungardt’s 6-6 performance which included a HR and 4 RBIs. Pitcher Geno Buck had 3 HRs and 7 RBIs. Lee Powers and Dennis Rulli combined for 9 hits for the Cattlemen. The Championship Game was won handily by the Long Haul squad 41-29. Long Haul had a 24-23 lead after 4, but then broke it open with 17 runs in the final 3 innings. They recorded 49 hits in the game. Tourny MVP Brian Wegman was 7-7 with 3 HRs, 8 RBIs and 7 Runs Scored. Cory Large, Brandon Dillon, Kevin Filby and Mike Umscheid all had 6 hits apiece. For the O&S squad, Dennis Rulli (5-6), Lee Powers (4-6) and Geno Buck (4-5) led the way for O&S. Dale Brungardt of O&S was the HR champ with 11. Kyle Pearson of Rip City/Iron Hawk/DeMarini won the batting title with a perfect 14 for 14 performance.
MVP – Brian Wegman, Long Haul (18-20, .900, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs)
HR Leader – Dale Brungardt, O&S Cattle (27-37, .730, 36 RBIs) – 11
Batting Leader – Kyle Pearson, Rip City Iron Hawk (14-14, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs) – 1.000
2014 Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton, Lake Geneva, WI —–  4 the Fallen/Miken/EVO 9X, Anthem, AZ
An outstanding effort by Neil Haglund lifted the Compound Athletics/Bubbas to a 39-18 win in four innings over Four the Fallen/Miken/Evo 9X in the ASA Class-A National Championship game.  Haglund was unstoppable at the plate, going 5-for-5 in the game (and 21-33 on the weekend). Denny Crine led the way for 4 the Fallen/Miken/Evo 9x with a flawless 3-3 performance. 37 runs in the first three innings helped Compound Athletics/Bubbas seal the victory in the “if” game . Compound Athletics’ Brad Reckart was the tournament MVP. Nick Santana won the batting title with a 21-23 performance (.913) and Denny Crine of 4 the Fallen won the HR award with 11.
MVP – Brad Reckart, Compound Athletics/Bubba’s (21-29, .724, 2 HRs, 11 RBIs)
HR Leader – Denny Crine, 4 the Fallen (25-32, .781, 26 RBIs) – 11
Batting Leader – Nick Santana, All American Athletics (21-23, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs) – .913
2015 ASPNation/A&A/KV Weld, Breckenridge, TX—–  Precision/Easton, Chicago, IL
MVP – Kyle Person, ASPNation/KV Weld (21-26, .808, 6 HRs, 27 RBIs, 21 Runs)
HR Leader – Chris Greinert, Team Combat/Baugh Ford (19-30, .767, 28 RBIs, 18 Runs) – 10
Batting Leader – Mike Brown, All American Athletics  (26-32, 9 HRs, 32 RBIs, 21 Runs – .813
2016 ASPNation/A&A/KV Weld, Breckenridge, TX                                         Precision/Easton, Chicago, IL ????????????????????????????????
MVP – Cole Campbell, ASPNation/KV Weld (14-18, .778, 3 HRs, 17 RBIs, 13 Runs, 6 BBs, .833 OB%)
HR Leader – Kyle Person, ASPNation/KV Weld (20-29, .719, 25 RBIs, 22 Runs) – 10
Batting Leader – Brinn Bell, OC (13-15, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs) – .867

Note: 	from 2001-2005, the ASA went to separate Eastern and Western National Championships (results below).
	The two winners would then play a best of 5 Championship Series for the Class-A title
ASA Class - A Eastern and Western National Championships (2001-2005)
Year E/W    Champion					Runner-up
	    MVP
	    Home Run Leader
	    Average Leader
2001 East - Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH	Paramount Builders/Worth, Virginia Beach, VA
	    MVP - Doug Shanyfelt, Creative Stucco
	    HR Leader - Derek Oliver, Paramount Builders- 24 (34-40, .850)
	    Batting Leader - Derek Oliver, Paramount Builders- .850 (34-40, 24 HRs)
2001 West - T's13/Nike, Omaha, NE			Quick Roofing/Advanced Softball/Nike, Texarkana, TX
	    MVP - Bobby Worden, T's 13/Nike
	    HR Leaders - Wade Casey, Quick Roofing - 9
	    HR Leaders - John Glidewell, Quick Roofing - 9
	    HR Leaders - Rob Gundry, Quick Roofing - 9
	    Batting Leader - ?
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2002 East - WW Gay/Aubrey/Mizuno/TPS, Gainesville, FL	C&M Team Ball/Worth, Dotham, AL
	    WW Gay beat Team Ball 26-10 in winners bracket final, then Team Ball eliminated Smokes ABS/Joe Corbi's/Mizuno 
	    in losers bracket final 28-16 to get to the final. WW Gay won final championship game in a rout 29-9 and went 7-0
	    MVP -  Mike Thomas, WW Gay/Ambrey/TPS (.864, 4 HRs)
	    HR Champion -  BJ Fulk, Smoke/ABS/Joe Corbi's/Mizuno
	    Batting Champion -  Lou Mongelli, Berardi's/TPS
2002 West - Mt. Top/Advanced/USA/TPS, Brighton, MI	Hooters/B&B/Rew/Mizuno, Overland Park, KS
	    Mountain Top defeated Hooters/B&B in the "if" game 35-34 to win the title. B&B won the first final 19-12,
	    but could not over come the Mountain Top squad in the "if' game. Mt. Top finished 6-1.
	    MVP - Wade Casey, Mountain Top/Advanced/USA Cash/TPS (28-35, .800, 11 HRs)
	    HR Champion -  Scott Nichols, Hooters/B&B/Rew/Mizuno - 13
	    Batting Champion -  Mickey Rowlands, O&S Cattle - .867
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2003 East - Berardi's/Tek Serve/TPS, Lexington, KY	Central Paving/Miken, Indianapolis, IN
	    MVP - Lou Mongelli, Beradi’s/TPS
	    HR Champion -  ?
	    Batting Champ - Shawn Harkins, Beradi’s/TPS  (22-29, .759)
2003 West - Meridian Softball, Houston, TX		Long Haul/Miken, Caledonia, MN
	    Meridian beat Long Haul 20-19 in winners bracket final and Long Haul defeated Deery Brothers 28-12 to get
	    another crack at Meridian, they won the first final 33-32 and then Meridian won the 'if' game 19-15.
	    MVP - Bud Weathers, Meridian Softball
	    HR Champ - Chad Augedahl, Long Haul/Miken - 9
	    Batting Champ - Chad Augedahl, Long Haul/Miken (19-24) - .792
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2004 East - Team Synergy, Orlando, FL			Watanabe, West Harrison, IN
	    MVP- Nate Johnson, Team Synergy
	    Batting Champion- Chris Chilton, Team Synergy
	    HR Champion- Brian Wegman, Watanabe (.765, 12 HRs, 32 RBIs)
2004 West - Mountain Top/Worth, Marysville, WA		Long Haul/Miken, Caledonia, MN
	    MVP - Greg Hartwick, Mountain Top/Worth
	    Batting Champ - Clay Bazelle, All Star Plumbing
	    Home Run Champ - Larry Cross, Texas Miken
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2005 East - Beradi's/Team LTP/TPS Louisville, KY	Berties/Old School, Brownsville, KY
	    MVP- Willie Allen, Berardi’s/Team LTP/TPS
	    HR Champ - Tom Paturzo, ChecKing/Hit N Run/Lotierzo’s/Worth - 8
	    Batting Champ - Shaun Ballard, Berardi’s/Team LTP/TPS - .800
2005 West - Long Haul/Miken, Caledonia, MN		Midwest Easton Waterloo, IA
	    Long Haul beat Midwest Easton 15-8 in the championship. They went 5-0 and outscored their opponents 118-70
	    MVP- Brent "BJ" Augedahl, Long Haul/Miken
	    HR Champ - Mike Irvine, Midwest Easton - 8
	    Batting Champ - Adam Peterson, Long Haul/Miken - .739
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2006      - East vs West format Disbanded, just one Class-A National Championship held from 2007

ASA Class-B National Championships
Year	Champion					Runner-up
1987	Prestige Realty, Ft Lauderdale, FL		Busch Beer, Alexandria, OH
1988	Tri-Gems, Cedar Brook, NJ			Morgan Construction, Austin, TX
1989	Kenova Const., W. Palm Beach, FL		Winnebago/Manufacturers, Forest City, IA
1990	Standard Constructors, Houston, TX		Darnell/Custom Roofing
1991	Sports Unlimited, Houston, TX			Kings, Chicago, IL
1992	Stop Smoking Clinic, Ft Lauderdale, FL		Smokes, Ellicot City, MD
1993	Mid-America Concrete, Naperville, IL		AAA Sox Wyatt, South Houston, TX
1994	Superior Softball , Miami, FL			Smokes/TPS, Ellicot City, MD
1995	Red Dog/Smokes/TPS, Ellicott City, MD		Flex Gym, New Gretna, NJ
1996	Ram Construction, Hagerstown, MD		Frank-N-Stein's, Pittsburgh, PA
1997	Jerry's, Fayetteville, NC			Scoreboard Tavern, Spokane, WA
1998	Wine Trucking, Fredericksburg, VA		Austin Spurs, Austin, TX
1999	Caraway Steel, Eufaula, AL			Miller-McGaffer, Forest Park, IL
2000	Centex Spurs, Buda, TX				Braddock Motors, Hagerstown, MD
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	From 2001-2010, ASA went to separate East and West Class-B Nationals, the 2 winners met in a best of 5 National Championship Series
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2001	Mizuno Techfire, Orlando, FL (East)		Texas/AAA, Longview, TX (West)				(
2002	Tailgaters/R&R, Hagerstown, MD (East)		Team Miken/Michelob, Caledonia, MN (West)
2003	Jean Shoppe, Parrish, TN (East)			Abbey Printing/Spurs, Buda, TX (West)
2004	The Scene/Hit & Run, Medford, NY (East)		Warpig Softball Club, Seattle, WA (West)
2005	Jean Shoppe, McKenzie, TN (East)		Sancho's/East/Ultimate Gear, El Monte, CA (West)
2006	The Scene, Commack, NY (East)			Columbia Heat/Hooters, Columbia, MO (West)
2007	Bertie’s/B&C, Elizabethtown, KY (East)		C-Town/American Funding/Easton, Boise, ID (West)
2008	Lighthouse, Orlando, FL (East)			Redwood/Sportsdiamond/Worth, Lino Lakes, MN (West)
2009 	Tharaldson Enterprise, Fargo, ND (West)		Checking/Worth, New Haven, CT (East)
2010 	BSM Sports, Deerfield Beach, FL (East) 		Sonny's Softball Club, Casper, WY (West)
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	The ASA abandoned the East-West Format and went back to having just one Class-B National championship in 2011
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2011 	Precision, Chicago, IL 				Team Demarini, Clackamas, OR
2012 	Xtreme/Combat, Brooklyn Park, MN 		BBS/Miken, Stillwater, MN
2013 	Heartland Investors, Mandan, ND 		Precision, Chicago, IL
2014 	OI Livington/Scott's, Fayetteville, GA 		T's 13/Demarini, Omaha, NE
2015	C-Town/GTS/Beus/Action Garage Door, Boise, ID 	Above All Landscaping, Jackson, NJ
2016
ASA Class - C National Championships
Year	Champion					Runner-up
1987	Wayson's, Upper Marlboro, MD			Good Sports/Lake's, Marshall, MI
1988	Frenchman's Creek, Tequesta, FL			Performance Chevrolet, Muskegon, MI
1989	CSX A's, Glen Burnie, MD			JP Angle Inn, Baltimore, MD
1990	B & M Produce, Plant City, FL			Scoreboard Café/Silver Spirits, Smithtown, NY
1991	Pudley's, Redwood City, CA			Zebra Bar, Port Huron, MI
1992	California Bar & Grill, Gardenia, CA		Fairway Ford, Placentia, CA
1993	Pepco, Mentor, OH				Ind-Com Electric, Charlotte, NC
1994	Dovex, Wanatchee, WA				Dr Gremmel's, Birmingham, AL
1995	ACI/Hot Spot/Lush's, Severn, MD			Annadale/Dudley, Falls Church, VA
1996	Clyte's Angle Inn, Baltimore, MD		Mullinax Ford, Scio, OH
1997	Maximum Softball, Ft Lauderdale, FL		Liners, Tucson, AZ
1998	Mulligan Bulls, North Charleston, SC		Global Bearing, Van Nuys, CA
1999	Southern Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL		Team Mizuno, Orlando, FL
2000	Hair Place One, Quincy, MA			Greeson Dentistry, Burlington, NC
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	From 2001-2007, ASA went to separate East and West Class-C Nationals, the 2 winners met in a best of 5 National Championship Series
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2001	National Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (East)	Johnny Blaze, Northridge, CA (West)
2002	GEP/Mizuno, San Pedro, CA (West)		Sports Outlet/Worth, Sicklerville, NJ (East)
2003	MediaTrac/Roto Rooter, Vallejo, CA (West)	Bug Busters/Carpet Busters, Nashville, TN (East)
2004	SC Rocks, Santa Clarita, CA (West)		Zarella/Alfie's/Titan Sportsm Quincy, MA (East)
2005	Russell's Paint, Longwood, FL (East)		RTS Crew, Kansas City, MO (West)
2006	Hutson Trucking, Toms River, NJ (East)		J&E/DWC/DSSBATS, Fremont, CA (West)
2007	Team Logo, Commerce, GA (East)			Hara’s/Casa Group/Worth, Salem, OR (West)
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	From 2008-2012, ASA went to the "4 Corners" Class-C Nationals, the East, West, North and South winners met in a National Tournament
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2008	Suburban/SKS, Kalamazoo, MI (North)		CA/JO/Absolute Bail Co., Chesapeake, VA (East)
2009 	West Coast Dynasty, Colton, CA (West)		CSC/Gutterworks, Cookeville, TN (South)
2010 	West Coast Blaze/Sanchos, Highland, CA (West) 	Pope Transport/M&L/Shockers/KA Chicago, IL (North)
2011 	West Coast Nitro/Demarini, Highland, CA (West)	Hustlers, Hopkinsville, KY (South)
2012 	Classic Glass/Easton, Sacramento, CA (West)	Kentucky Steel/TKO, Cadiz, KY (South)	
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	The ASA abandoned the "4 Corners" Format and went back to having just one Class-C National championship in 2013
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2013 	Syndicate/Guardian/Golds, Overland Park, KS 	All Army A, Sam Houston, TX
2014 	Tailgaters/Boys/B&E/Easton, Pittsburgh, PA 	Infinity Plumbing, Northfield, MN
2015	
2016
ASA Class - D National Championships
Year	Champion					Runner-up
1991	Red's Sporting Goods, Brandon, FL		California Bar & Grill, Gardenia, CA
1992	Tom's Tavern, ???				Melton Motors, Southgate, MI
1993	Liberty Motors, Grass Valley, CA		Nicky D's Dill, Livingston, NJ
1994	Beaumont Stingers, Beaumont, TX			Middleton Sportsland, Frederick, MD
1995	Pat Murphy & Associates, Fairfax, VA		Jake Steel, Auburn, NH
1996	Diamond Pro, Faulkville, AL			Plant VI, Buffalo, NY
1997	Gamecocks, Cookstown, NJ			Crabby Bills, Acworth, GA
1998	Get Huge, San Diego, CA				Succah Punch, Gardena, CA
1999	Gaithersburg Rental, Gaithersburg, MD		Driving Force, Pasadena, CA
2000	* Mike's Grocery, Birmingham, AL		KME, Oak Park, CA
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	From 2001-2006, ASA went to separate East and West Class-D Nationals, the 2 winners met in a best of 5 National Championship Series
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2001	Laserbeam, Simi Valley, CA (West)		Slammers, Frankfort, IL (East)
2002	Team Dickies, Diamond Bar, CA (West)		Coors Light, Parsippany, NJ (East)
2003	Woodies, San Diego, CA (West)			T. D. Waterhouse/Miken, Middle Village, NY (East)
2004	Team Worth/Vanguard, Hollister, CA (West)	Coors Light, Parsippany, NJ (East)
2005	Brackins/All State, Dothan, AL (East)		3N2 So Cal, Arcadia, CA (West)
2006	Easton Properties, Hartselle, AL (East) 	Mid Valley Plastering, French Camp, CA (West)
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	Starting in 2007, ASA went to the "4 Corners" Class-D Nationals, the East, West, North and South winners met in a National Tournament
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2007	White's/Riverdogs, W. Forest, NC (East) 	Lugo’s Heavy Hitters/Mar Designs, Mission, TX (South)
2008	Joe Corbis, New Windsor, MD (East)		Blue Water, San Diego, CA (West)
2009	Virginia Select, Crozet, VA (East)		LA Strokers, Duson, LA (South)
2010	Team Dynasty, Marietta, GA (South)		Vinntrans/HIG, Waynesville, NC (East)
2011	Softball Junkies, Citrus Heights, CA (West)	Boar's Butt, Auburn, AL (South)
2012	Titans, Murfeesboro, TN (South)			Galindo, Buena Park, CA (West)
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	Starting in 2013, ASA selected the top-4 from each Area to meet in a 16 team Double Elimination National Tournament
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2013	Faith & Hope JN42, Denham Springs, LA (South)	Linedrive, Winder, GA (South)
2014	DIA/Water Conn./Dutch Mafia, Madera, CA (West) 	Chingon, Indio, CA (West)
2015	
2016
* Disqualified; KME, Oak Park, CA awarded 1st and Jim's Cabinet, Charlotte, NC awarded 2nd.
Note-1: from 2001-present, the ASA went to separate Eastern and Western National Championships.
Note-2: In 2007, the Class-D Program went to the "Four Corners" and had East, South, North and West
	National Championships and the Champion from each would meet in Oklahoma City in a 4-team round
	robin to determine the National Champion. The Class-C Program adopted this format in 2008. When
	the Class-E Program started, they just had the four corners be their own "champion". There was
	no unified Class-E National Championship held. Class-B later went back to just one National,
	followed by Class-C in 2013. Also in 2013, the Class-D four corners was expanded to include
	the top four teams in each area and a 16-team double elimination was held to determine the "D" Champ.

Class B/C/D Eastern/Western/Southern/Northern Area National Championships
Class-B (2001-2010)
Year 	Area -  Winner - 					Runnerup
2001 	East - Mizuno Techfire, Orlando, FL			Clearly Wireless, Mechanicsville, VA
	West - Texas/AAA, Longview, TX				Bud Light/Weber/Worth, Owatanna, MN
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2002 	East - Tailgaters/R&R/Worth, Hagerstown, MD		Deluxe Bakery, Belmar, NJ
	West - Team Miken/Michelob, Caledonia, MN		Meridian Softball, Houston, TX
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2003 	East - Jean Shoppe, Parrish, TN				Ohio Sealants (OSI)/Easton, Willoughby, OH
	West - Abbey Printing/Spurs Buda, TX			Spikes/Viessman's Trucking, Faribault, MN
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2004 	East - Hit & Run/Scene, Deer Park, NY			Checking/Worth New Haven, CT
	West - Warpig Softball, Club Seattle, WA		Texas Twins, San Antonio, TX
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2005 	East - Jean Shoppe, McKenzie, TN			B&C/Miken, Edmonton, KY
	West - Sancho's/East/Ultimate Gear, El Monte, CA	Pete's Inn, Kansas City, MO
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2006 	East - The Scene, Commack, NY				Berties/Hub City Glass, Elizabethtown, KY
	West - Columbia Heat/Hooters, Columbia, MO		Care Plus EMS, Pearland, TX
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2007 	East - Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City/Miken, Elizabethtown, KY	Spitz/Mizuno, Mt. Washington, KY
	West - C-Town/Amer. Funding/Red Rock/Easton, Boise, ID	WCS/LCV, Northridge, CA
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2008 	East - Lighthouse, Orlando, FL 				SSC Softball, Blacksburg, SC
	West - Redwood/Sportsdiamond/Worth, Lino Lakes, MN 	Tharaldson Enterprise, Fargo, ND
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2009 	East - Checking/Worth, New Haven, CT 			SAL-8, Sutherlin, VA
	West - Tharaldson Enterprise, Fargo, ND 		Viessman, Faribault, MN
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2010 	East - BSM Sports, Deerfield Beach, FL 			OI/Livingston Train Wreck, Headland, AL
	West - Sonny's Softball Club, Casper, WY 		Viessman/Promolink, Faribault, MN
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2011      - East vs West format Disbanded, just one Class-B National Championship held from 2010

Class-C (2001-2012)
Year 	Area -  Winner 						Runnerup
2001 	East - 	National Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL		Carl Cannon Chevrolet, Jasper, AL
	West - 	Johnny Blaze, Northridge, CA			Iowa Sports Supply, Gilberville, IA
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2002 	East - 	Sports Outlet/Worth, Sicklerville, NJ		Gamecocks/Cardinal Lawn Service, Medford, NJ
	West - 	GEP/Mizuno, San Pedro, CA			Exterminators, Anaheim, CA
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2003 	East - 	Bug Busters/Carpet Busters, Nashville, TN	Medicap Pharmacy, Burlington, NC
	West - 	Media Trac/Roto Rooter, Vallejo, CA		Sports Diamond/LTI, Delano, MN
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2004 	East - 	Zarella/Alfie's/Titan Sports Quincy, MA		Coastal Masonry Virginia Beach, VA
	West - 	SC Rocks, Santa Clarita, CA			Panic, La Palma, CA
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2005 	East - 	Russell's Paint & Body, Longwood, FL		Meager Masonry, Kent, OH
	West - 	RTS Crew, Kansas City, MO			Galindo, Buena Park, CA
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2006 	East - 	Hutson Trucking, Toms River, NJ			Sunrise Pools, Glen Burnie, MD
	West - 	J&E/DWC/DSSBATS, Fremont, CA			Lockdown/GMC/PDI, Oakland, CA
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2007 	East - 	Team Logo, Commerce, GA				Innkeeper, Sutherlin, VA
	West - 	Hara’s/Casa Group/Worth, Salem, OR		TAI/Elite/Easton, Orange, CA
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2008 	East - 	CA/JO/Absolute Bail Co., Chesapeake, VA 	North Haven Funeral Home/XD/Worth, New Haven, CT
	North - Suburban Softball/SKS, Kalamazoo, MI 		Lucky's 13/Minnesota Jazz, Burnsville, MN
	South - Phares Glass, Houma, LA 			R U Know, Sam Marcos, TX
	West - 	Ruffnecks, Lancaster, CA 			So Cal Elite, Orange, CA
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2009 	East - 	Softball Times/Worth, Lexington, KY 		Bestrans/Fitness Center, Bear, DE
	North - Double Deez, Preston, IA 			MT Softball, San Diego, CA
	South - CSC/Gutterworks, Cookeville, TN 		OI/Livingston, Headland, AL
	West - 	West Coast Dynasty, Colton, CA 			A-1/Elite, Portland, OR
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2010 	East - 	Gas House/US Lawns, Toms River, NJ 		RPM/Junk Yard Dogs/Sports55, Baltimore, MD
	North - Pope Transport/M&L/Shockers/KA Chicago, IL 	Street Kids/Easton/PAS, South Bend, IN
	South - Softball Express, Gainesville, GA 		CSC, Cookeville, TN 
	West - 	West Coast Blaze/Swegs/Sanchos, Highland, CA 	Famous, Alta Loma, CA
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2011 	East - 	Bertie's/Hub City Glass, Elizabeth, KY 		McKeesport PNA-352, McKeesport, PA
	North - BBS/Excel Homes/Johnny Ringo's, Rochester, MN 	Sperle Masonry, Fargo, ND
	South - Hustlers, Hopkinsville, KY 			H&H/CTS, Chickamauga, GA
	West - 	West Coast Nitro/Demarini, Highland, CA 	Premier/Lumpy's Diner, Concord, CA
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2012 	East - 	Friendly Transmission/SAL8, Sutherlin, VA 	Shen Valley, Harrisonburg, VA
	North - Heartland Investors, Bismarck, ND 		Team Fatal/The Vault, Hudson, WI
	South - Kentucky Steel/TKO, Cadiz, KY 			Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E, Marietta, GA
	West - 	Classic Glass/Easton/DSS, Sacramento, CA 	A1 Light Truck Parts, Portland, OR
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2013      - Four Corners format Disbanded, just one Class-C National Championship held from 2013

Class-D (2001-present)
Year 	Area -  Winner						Runnerup
2001 	East - 	Slammers, Frankfurt, IL				Angle Inn Assault II, Baltimore, MD
	West - 	Laserbeam, Simi Valley, CA			Tribe, Lee's Summit, MO
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2002 	East - 	Coors Light, Parsippany, NJ			Palm Harbor Paper, Brandon, FL
	West - 	Team Dickies, Diamond Bar, CA			Rawlings Silverbacks, Chula Vista, CA
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2003 	East - 	T.D. Waterhouse/Miken, Middle Village, NY	James R. Smith, Cullman, AL
	West - 	Woodies, San Diego, CA				Gamecocks, La Habra, CA
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2004 	East - 	Coors Light, Parsippany, NJ			RK Construction Fredericksburg, VA
	West - 	Team Worth/Vanguard,  Hollister, CA		Team Nitro/Pierce Auto Highland, CA
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2005 	East - 	Brackins Softball/Allstate, Dothan, AL		Priority One Softball, Charlotte, NC
	West - 	3N2 So Cal, Arcadia, CA				Solberg's, Cedar Rapids, IA
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2006 	East - 	Easton Properties, Hartselle, AL		Priority One Softball Charlotte, NC
	West - 	Mid Valley Plastering, French Camp, CA 		SB Performance Cycles, Hollister, CA
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2007 	East - 	Whites/Riverdogs, Wake Forest, NC		J&R Trucking, Anmoore, WV
	North - Storm/Bosch Financial, Cedar Rapids, IA		Mississippi Heat, Columbus, MS
	South - Lugo’s Heavy Hitters/Mar Designs, Mission, TX	Turn Two, Emory, TX
	West - 	3 Legged Monkeys, South El Monte, CA		Blue Water, Fallbrook, CA
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2008 	East - 	Joe Corbi's, New Windsor, MD 			Manhatten Beer/Club Rouge, Harrison, NY
	North - Dust-Tex, Mandan, ND 				Elbow Room/Presort Plus/CVB, Bismark, ND
	South - Softball Express, Gainesville, GA 		Elite Sporting Goods, Dacula, GA
	West - 	Blue Water, San Diego, CA 			Demarini Elite, Portland, OR
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2009 	East - 	Virginia Select, Crozet, VA 			Elite Sports of Virginia, Tapp, VA
	North - Next Generation/Just 1 More, Owatonna, MN 	Voodoo Lounge, Buffalo Grove, IL
	South - LA Strokers, Duson, LA 				Glover & Company, Dothan, AL
	West - 	Victory Custom Athletics, Saugas, CA 		Hitmen, Grand Terrace, CA
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2010 	East - 	Vinntrans/HIG, Waynesville, NC 			Plumbright/EC Mnagement, Mechanicsville, VA
	North - Team Dynasty, Marietta, GA 			Central Iowa Hawks, Des Moines, IA
	South - Jasper Medical Supply, Jasper, AL 		Tay's Barbeque, Haughton, LA
	West - 	Oregon Outlaws, Keizer, OR 			Nova/PCR, Garden Grove, CA
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2011 	East - 	Northwesterm Mutual, Hagerstown, MD 		Chris's Band Box, West Carrollton, OH
	North - Russell's Paint & Body Shop, Longwood, FL 	Abe's Softbal Club, Kingman, KS
	South - Boar's Butt, Auburn, AL 			Hustlers, Boonville, MS
	West - 	Softball Junkies, Citrus Heights, CA 		BPS/Beyond the Glory, Petaluma, CA
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2012 	East - 	Torco Supply, Bethlehem, PA		 	Voodoo Lounge, Buffalo Grove, IL
	North - TABU, Cedar Rapids, IA 				PIPAC, Cedar Falls, IA
	South - Titans, Murfeesboro, TN 			Pawn Your Bond, Gardendale, AL
	West - 	Galindo, Buena Park, CA 			Relentless Chaos, Menifee, CA
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2013 	East - 	T2W HMD Mojo, Columbus, OH 			Casali Liquors, Cranston, RI
	North - Comatose Spiderz Softball, Beloit, WI 		Roofing Services, Kingman, KS
	South - Linedrive, Winder, GA 				Faith & Hope JN42, Denham Springs, LA
	West - 	LCP, Los Angeles, CA 				AVC, Sacramento, CA
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2014 	East - 	Kings Court, Bridgeport, CT 			Barberini Nissan/Pure Coffee, Southington, CT
	North - PIPAC/Miken, Winthrop, IA 			Players Choice/Elite Training, Holt, MI
	South - Lehigh Valley Polish Water Ice, Bethlehem, PA 	HATA, Inc., Bethlehem, PA
	West - 	DIA/Water Connection/Dutch Mafia, Madera, CA 	Chingon/Monsta Athletics, Indio, CA
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2015 	East - 	
	North - 
	South - 
	West - 	
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2016 	East - 	
	North - 
	South - 
	West - 	
Class-E (2009-present, Class-E had the "4 Corners" and crowned 4 National Champs, they did not meet to crown one champ)
Year 	Area -  Winner						Runnerup
2009 	East - 	Chumley's, Lafayette, IN			Beeco's Hit Men, Easley, SC
	North - 46 Bar/Mudens, Muskegon, MI			Young Guns, Ottumwa, IA
	South - Almost Famous, Liberty, TX 			Texas Swing, Lockhart, TX
	West - 	Outlawz, Yuba City, CA				De Aquellas, Anaheim, CA
2010 	East - 	Carolina Moose/Young Guns, Doswell, VA		New Jersey Showtime, Prospect Park, NJ
	North - Stranded/Swift Auto, Des Moines, IA		West Fargo VFW, Fargo, ND
	South - - N/A - cancelled
	West - 	Ridgeview/Mayhem, Kingman, AZ			Uprising, Kingman, AZ
2011 	East - 	Death Clutch, Sterling, VA			BookMaker.com, Warren, OH
	North - Steichen Real Estate, Austin, MN		The Other Bar & Grill, Foley, MN
	South - Wrecking Crew, Laredo, TX			Roger Dorn Softball, Senatobia, MS
	West - 	West Coast Monstas/TPS-SoCal, Yucaipa, CA	WSC Softball, Santa Rosa, CA
2012 	East - 	Casali Liquors, Cranston, RI			Storm, Gordonsville, PA
	North - Bada Bing/Marquette Bank, Mokena, IL		Sport About Softball, Grand Rapids, MI
	South - PTI/Flying Bananas, Corinth, MS			Sports Country, Mooreville, MS
	West - 	On Site, San Pedro, CA				Shock Therapy, Sacramento, CA
2013 	East - 	D&R Miller Concrete, Goshen, IN			Home Town Villians, Mechanicsville, VA
	North - Lehigh Valley Polish Water Ice, Bethlehem, PA	The Handymen, Waverly, IA
	South - - N/A - cancelled
	West - 	Vortex Black, Bow, WA				Anarchy/Miken, Lincoln, CA
2014 	East - 	One Hit Wonders, Stratford, CT			Jets, Coldwater, MI
	North - Mulligans/Je Dunn/JLG, Williston, ND		63 Club, Rochester, MN
	South - - N/A - cancelled
	West - 	LOS, Stockton, CA				WOW/Nasty, Lancaster, CA
2015 	East - 	
	North - 
	South - 
	West - 	
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2016 	East - 	
	North - 
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	West -

ASA Major Industrial National Championships

ASA Major Industrial Information Here


ASA Class - A Industrial National Champions (Invitational in 1974)
Year	Champion					Runner-up
1974	Sears & Roebuck, Minneapolis, MN		Letter Carriers, Louisville, KY
	MVP - Danny Ellis, Sears
1975	- no information or not held
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	In 1974, the Class-A Industrial National was an Invitational, the tournament Officially started in 1976
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1976	New York Telephone, Long Island, NY		Sears-Sunny's, Minneapolis, MN
	MVP - Tim Kackman, Sears
	Batting Leader - Danny Ellis, Sears (.650, 1 HR)
	HR Leader - Glen Ecklund, NY Telephone - 1
1977	Delta Airlines Bucks, Atlanta, GA		Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries, Shelby, NC
	MVP - ?
1978	Peabody Coal, Rockport, KY			Central Telephone, Hickory, NC
	MVP - Fonzo Decker, Peabody Coal
	Batting Leader - Marc Madro, Digital Equipment (12-16) - .750
1979	Leslie Fay, Wilkes-Barre, PA			New York Telephone, Long Island, NY
	MVP - ? 
1980	Local 761, Louisville, KY			Avondale Shipyard, New Orleand, LA
	MVP - Ron Geary, Local 761
1981	Central Telephone, Hickory, NC			?
	MVP - 
1982	General Dynamics, Detroit, MI			Comm Scope, Statesville, NC
	MVP - ? 
1983	Hydromatic Crush, Three Rivers, MI		Sons of Italy/UAW Local 1112, Warren, OH
	MVP - Marshall Eberstein, Hydromatic Crush
	Batting Leading - Phil Davis, TI Travelers - .679
1984	Brown & Williamson, Macon, GA			Texas Instrument Travelers, Dallas, TX
	MVP - ? 
1985	Brown & Williamson, Macon, GA			Bergstrom AFB Baron, Austin, TX
	MVP - ? 
1986	Avco-Lycoming Textron, Stratford, CT		Hamilton CEEA, Hamilton, OH
	MVP - ? 
1987	UAW Local 112/Cochran Pontiac, Youngstown, OH	Brown & Williamson, Macon, GA
	MVP - ? 
1988	Boeing, Oak Valley, TN				Textron, Stratford, CT	
	MVP - ? 
1989	Textron-Lycoming, Stratford, CT			Fridley Legion Outlaws, Minneapolis, MN
	MVP - Phil Nastu, Textron
1990	Textron Lycoming, Stratford, CT			Image Carpets, Rome, GA
	MVP - Jeff Husom, Outlaws
	HR Leader and Batting Leader - Josh Culberson, Image Carpets (.811, 16 HRs)
1991	Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO		Amtrak, Wilmington, DE
	MVP - ? 
1992	Grumman Tomcats, Oakdale, NY			Fort Campbell Eagles, Clarksville, TN
	MVP - ?
1993	Olympic Steel, Milford, CT			The Press, College Station, TX
	MVP - ?
1994	US Navy/Jacksonville, Orange Park, FL		US Air Firestone, Charlotte, NC
	MVP - Jim Presley, Navy/Jacksonville
1995	Worthington Industrial, Hilliard, OH		Local 2000 UAW Ford, Avon Lake, OH
	MVP - ?
1996	Luria Brothers, Ellwood, PA			UAW Local 1112/Dental Associates, Warren, OH
	MVP - Jay Jeter, Luria Brothers
1997	Shaw One, Dalton, GA				UAW Ford Millinax, Sheffield Lake, OH
	MVP - ?
1998	Avandale Industries, Marreor, LA		Worthington Industries, Columbus, OH
	MVP - Randy Branoff, Avondale
1999	Toyota Power, Georgetown, KY			IAFF/Norfolk, Norfolk, VA
	MVP - ?
2000	Worthington Industries, Columbus, OH		Honda Wings, Marysville, OH
	MVP - Jack Shone, Worthington
2001	C&W Cable, Annville, KY				Local #392 Blue, Cincinnati, OH
	MVP - Jodi Taylor, C&W Cable
2002	Elite Softball Club, Inc., Suwanee, GA		Phillip Morris USA, Richmond, VA
	MVP - Ron Pearce, Elite Softball
2003	AAA Cooper, Dothan, AL				Kentucky Erectors, London, KY
	MVP - RJ Johnson, AAA Cooper
2004	AFS, Enterprise, AL				MGM, Montgomery, AL
	MVP - Chris Martin, AFS
2005	BMW Beamers, Greer, SC				BBA Fiberweb, Old Hickory, TN
	MVP - Jonathon Devall, BMW
2006	- Industrial "A" class eliminated - ASA held only one Industrial National class since 2006
ASA Major/Class-A Church National Championships (Invitational up to 1974)
Year	Class	Champion					Runner-up
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	In 1961, Richmond, VA held an Invitational Church National. 20 Teams competed in this event. 
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1961	-	Shenandoah Heights Baptist, Waynesboro, VA	St. Pius X, Norfolk, VA
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	There is no record of any Church Nationals or Invitationals after 1961 and all the way up to 1970.
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1971	-	Grace Baptist, Chattonooga, TN			St. Luke's, Chattanooga, TN
1972	-	St. Polycarp Catholic, Louisville, KY		Grace Baptist, Chattanooga, TN
1973	-	St. Polycarp Catholic, Louisville, KY		St. Luke's, Chattanooga, TN
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	From 1971-73, the Major Church Nationals were Invitationals, the Church National Officially started in 1974
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1974	Major	St. Martin's, St Louis, MO			St. John's Lordship Community, Stratford, CT
1975	Major	Hickory Hammock Baptist, Milton, FL		Clarkesville Church, Clarkesville, TN
1976	Major	Hickory Hammock Baptist, Milton, FL		St. Elizabeth, Cincinnati, OH
1977	Major	Hickory Hammock Baptist, Milton, FL		Turkey Creek, Tampa, FL
1978	Major	Grace Methodist Black, Oklahoma City, OK	Hickory Hammock Baptist, Milton, FL
1979	Major	Grace Methodist Black, Oklahoma City, OK	Westconnett Baptist, Jacksonville, FL
1980	Major	West End Baptist, Houston, TX (164-27)		Hickory Hammock Baptist, Milton, FL
1981	Major	First Methodist Lobos, Lewisville, TX		?
1982	Major	Grace Methodist Black, Oklahoma City, OK	Brandon Avenue Methodist, Dallas.TX
1983	Major	Northside Baptist, Arlington, TX		First Methodist Lobos, Lewisville, TX
1984	Major	First Baptist, Palatka, FL			Revival Tabernacle, Lexington, KY
1985	Major	Hickory Hammock Baptist, Milton, FL		Revival Tabernacle, Lexington, KY
	Class-A	Blessed Sacrament, Savannah, MO			First Baptist Black, Norman, OK
1986	Major	New Covenant Christian, Oklahoma City, OK	Hickory Hammock Baptist, Milton, FL
	Class-A	Park Avenue Covenant, Minnesota, MN		Mount Lebanon, Randleman, NC
1987	Major	12th Street Baptist, Gadsden, AL		Trinity Christian, St. Augustine, FL
	Class-A	Rehobeth Presbyterian, Tucker, GA		Our Lady of Perpetual Holiness, Mermentau, LA
1988	Major	Choto Presbyterian, Knoxville, TN		Kushla Baptist, Mobile, MS
	Class-A	First Baptist, Hendersonville, TN		Two Rivers Baptist, Nashville, TN
1989	Major	Choto Presbyterian, Knoxville, TN		Westside Baptist, Jacksonville, FL
	Class-A	First Baptist, Hendersonville, TN		Oakview Presbyterian, Burlington, NC
1990	Major	Mt. Zion Methodist, Gadsden, AL			Daphne Methodist, Fairhope, AL
	Class-A	First Baptist, Hendersonville, TN		Bolivar First Baptist, Bolivar, TN
1991	Major	Oakview Presbyterian, Burlington, NC		Calvery Assembly of God, Winter Park, FL
	Class-A	First Free Will Baptist, Albany, GA		Kathleen Baptist, Lakeland, FL	
1992	Major	Rehobeth Presbyterian, Tucker, GA		First Free Will Baptist, Albany, GA
	Class-A	Plymouth Park Baptist, Irving, TX		St. Mary's/Bravos, Ponca City, OK
1993	Major	Rehobeth Presbyterian, Lilburn, GA		First Free Will Baptist, Albany, GA
	Class-A	Central Park, Decatur, AL			First Baptist Centerpoint, Birmingham, AL
1994	Major	Pathway Church of God, Mobile, AL		Rehobeth Presbyterian, Lilburn, GA
	Class-A	Golf Course Rd. Church of Christ, Midland, TX	St. Mary's, Ponca, City, OK
1995	Major	First Baptist, Houston, TX			Rehobeth Presbyterian, Lilburn, GA
	Class-A	First United Pentecostal, Monroe, LA		First Free Will Baptist, Albany, GA
1996	Major	Olive Baptist, Pensacola, FL			Houston First Baptist, Houston, TX
	Class-A	Cottage Hill, Mobile, AL			Heritage Baptist, Waxahachie, TX
1997	Major	Pathway Chrch of God, Mobile, AL		Houston First Baptist, Houston, TX
	Class-A	Second Baptist, Houston, TX			Immaculate Conception, Denham Springs, LA
1998	Major	Houston First Baptist, Houston, TX		Lighthouse, Chattanooga, TN
	Class-A	First Free Will Baptist, Albany, GA		Christian Life, Monroe, LA
1999	Major	Rehobeth Presbyterian, Lilburn, GA		Dinsmore Baptist, Jacksonville, FL
	Class-A	St. Mary's, Ponca City, OK			Oakhurst Baptist, Clarksdale, MS
2000	Major	Rehobeth Presbyterian, Marietta, GA		Faith, Morgantown, IN
	Class-A	Evangel Temple, Jacksonville, FL		Christian Life, Monroe, LA
2001	Major	- Cancelled	
	Class-A	Evangel Temple, Jacksonville, MS		Oakview Methodist, Fairview, AL
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	Starting in 2002, when ASA discontined the Class-A Church National, these were just called the Church Nationals
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2002	-	CIA/Everlasting Life, Gadsden, AL		BIC/Worth, Longwood, FL
2003	-	Full Gospel, Hamilton, OH			Evangel Temple, Jacksonville, FL
2004	-	Global Ministries, Jacksonville, FL		New Day Christian Center, Walker, LA
2005	-	New Day, Denhem Springs, LA			Celebration, Jacksonville, FL
2006	-	Evangel Temple, Jacksonville, FL		Our Lady of Sorrows, Victoria, TX
2007	-	Evangel Temple, Jacksonville, FL		South side Baptist, Dothan, AL
2008	-	Eastside Baptist, Jasper, AL			Oak City Assembly of God, Tallahassee, FL
2009	-	Holy Family Church, Lawton, OK			Agape, Plano, TX
2010	-	Eastside Baptist, Jasper, AL			Holy Family Church, Lawton, OK
2011	-	Memphis Baptist, Dothan, AL			Coal Mountain Baptist, Cumming, GA
2012	-	Eastside Baptist, Jasper, AL			Holy Family Church, Lawton, OK
2013	-	- Cancelled
2014	-	Evangel Temple-1 AM, Jacksonville, FL 		Sumiton United Methodist, Sumiton, AL
2015	-	- Cancelled
2016	-	- Cancelled


Masters and Seniors
ASA Men's 35 and over
Year	Champions
1984 	St. Pat's Knights of Columbus/Budweiser, Warren, MI (Invitational)
1985 	Budweiser, Warren, MI
1986 	Budweiser, Warren, MI
1987 	Budweiser, Detroit, MI
1988 	Nothdurft Tool & Die, Detroit, MI
1989 	Nothdurft Tool & Die, Mt Clemens, MI	(MVP-Mike Turk, Nothdurft)
1990 	Nothdurft Tool & Die, Mt Clemens, MI	(MVP-Mike Turk, Nothdurft)
1991 	Virginia Pets, Annandale, VA
1992 	Nothdurft, Clinton Township, MI
1993 	Nothdurft, Clinton Township, MI
1994 	Vector Security, Harrisburg, PA
1995 	Winchell Clinic, Evansville, IN
1996	Capitol X-Ray, Herndon, VA
1997	Winchell Chiropractic, Evansville, IN
1998	Minnesota Merchants, Eden Prairie, MN
1999	Minnesota Merchants, Eden Prairie, MN
2000	Thurs Roofing, Brooklyn Park, MN
2001	Fourstar, Cleveland, OH
2002	Warthen Fuel/Eagle Group/TPS, Dover, DE
2003	Minnesota Merchants, Eden Prairie, MN
2004	N/A - Cancelled
2005	AIA/Enola Sportsmen, Harrisburg, PA
2006	Cornerstone/Heritage Carpentry, Norwalk, CT
2007	Heritage Carpentry, Norwalk, CT
2008	Production Painting, Stamford, CT
2009	Team Kohn/Supreme, Naples, FL
2010	Fence Brokers/Team Kitty/Club Z/Romeo Sports, Homewood, AL
2012	(COMP) - N/A - Cancelled
	(REC) - Dust-Tex/Broken Oar/Bud Light, Mandan, ND
2013	(COMP) - N/A - Cancelled
	(REC) - N/A - Cancelled
2014	N/A - Cancelled
2015	N/A - Cancelled
2016	Center Merchants, Center, ND
ASA Men's 40 and over
Year	Champions
1990 	Interstate Battery, Angier, NC
1991 	Old A's, El Sombrante, CA
1992 	California Burgers, Citrus Heights, CA
1993 	California Burgers, Citrus Heights, CA
1994 	Capital X-Ray Classics, Fairfax, VA
1995 	Harrison's, Portsmouth, VA
1996	ECN Mortgage, Melbourne, FL
1997	Maroadi Transfer, Jeannette, PA
1998	Triangle Masters, Raleigh, NC
1999	Sun Devils, Orange, CA
2000	Sun Devils, Orange, CA
2001	7-7 Tires, Evansville, IN
2002	X-Treme/Impact, Woodbridge, VA
2003	M. A. Clary Construction, San Carlos, CA
2004	Big Dogs/HET/Shelds Paving, Pittsburgh, PA
2005	M.A. Clary Construction/O'C Volvo, San Carlos, CA
2006	Team Worth, Ft. Pierce, FL
2007	JK Incorporated, Anaheim, CA
2008	JK Incorporated, Anaheim, CA
2009	Fencebrokers/Team Kitty/Club Z/Romeo's Sports, Birmingham, AL
2010	JK Incorporated, Anaheim, CA
2011	JK Incorporated, Anaheim, CA
2012	(COMP) - Fencebrokers/Team Kitty/Club Z, Birmingham, AL
	(REC) - Virginia Masters, Mechanicsville, VA
2013	(COMP) - N/A - Cancelled
	(REC) - Virginia Masters, Mechanicsville, VA
2014	Touch of Gray, Edmond, OK
2015	N/A - Cancelled
2016	Team LTP, Manalapan, NJ
ASA Men's 45 and over
Year	Champions
1987 	Hanson Savings & Loan, Beltsville, MD
1988 	Lithoplates North, Charlotte, NC
1989 	Capitol Oil, Columbus, IN		(Batting Champ - Hal Wiggins, Masters12)
1990 	Capitol Oil, Columbus, IN		(All America - Bert Smith, Seta)
1991 	Northdruft, Clinton, IN
1992 	Country's Cable, Monroe, WA
1994 	Dan Smith Plastering, San Jose, CA
1995 	Dan Smith Plastering, San Jose, CA
1996	Winchell Chiropractic, Evansville, IN
1997	Maroadi Transfer, Jeannette, PA
1998	Maroadi Transfer, Jeannette, PA
1999	Maroadi Transfer, Jeannette, PA
2000	Maroadi Transfer, Jeannette, PA
2001	Maroadi Transfer/Frank-N-Stein, Jeannette, PA
2002	Maroadi Transfer/Frank-N-Stein/Hoov's/Big Dogs/Sports Page, Jeannette, PA
2003	Golf Warehouse, Elk River, MN
2004	Courtesy Auto Body, Culver City, CA
2005	Courtesy Auto Body, Culver City, CA
2006	N/A - Cancelled
2007	Courtesy/Kelly's Sports/Combat, Culver City, CA
2008	N/A - Cancelled
2009	Courtesy Auto Body, Culver City, CA
2010	Minnesota Merchants, Minneapolis, MN
2011	Minnesota Merchants, Minneapolis, MN
2012	(COMP) N/A - Cancelled
	(REC) N/A - Cancelled
2013	(COMP) N/A - Cancelled
	(REC) N/A - Cancelled
2014	N/A - Cancelled
2015	N/A - Cancelled
2016	N/A - Cancelled
ASA Men's 50 and over
Year	Class	Champions
1992	Major	Great Lakes UAW-1112, Youngstown, OH
1993	Major	Betty and Jakes, Baltimore, MD
1994	Major	Thomas Engineering, Manassas, VA
1995	Major	Thomas Engineering, Manassas, VA
1996	Major	Montgomery Auto, Washington, DC
1997	Major	Fergies, Annapolis, MD
1998	Major	Fergies, Annapolis, MD
1999	Major	Dan Smith Softball, Spokane, WA
	A	Hendricks Sports, Houston, TX
2000	Major	Fergies, Annapolis, MD
	A	Florida Crush Brevard, Melbourne, FL
2001	Major	Fergies, Annapolis, MD
	A	Indiana Legends Plainfield, IN
2002	Major	Florida Crush/Demarini, Boca Raton, FL
	A	Angle Inn, Joppa, MD
2003	Major	Fergies, Queenstown, MD
	A	Tee's & Cue's, Orlando, FL
2004	Major +	Kelly's Sports, Fairfield, CA
	Major	Not Held
	AAA	Pop A Top, Stew Yuma, AZ
	AA	JSA/Moe's, Dover, NH
2005	Major +	Al Estes Bail Bonds, Pinellas Park, FL
	Major	Murphy's Law, Springfield, VA
	AAA	Pill & Pill, Martinsburg, WV
	AA	TNT Sports Club, Norristown, PA
2006	Major +	Connecticut Sports Plex, North Branford, CT
	Major	Travelodge Bears, Martinsville, IN
	AAA	Triangle Cobras, Raleigh, NC
	AA	KJP Sales, Midland, MI
2007	Major +	Damon's Grill, Baltimore, MD
	Major	Travelodge 55's, Martinsville, IN
	AAA	KJP Sales, Midland, MI
	AA	State College, Saxton, PA
======= 50+ Divided into East and West
2008	Major + East	Not Held
	Major East	Frederick Chevrolet/E&E Metal Fab., Harrisburg, PA
	AAA East	Carpenter's Legends, Youngsville, NC
	AA East		Indiana Old Stars, Cedar Lake, IN
	Major + West	N/A - Cancelled
	Major West	N/A - Cancelled
	AAA West	Dust-Tex, Mandan, ND
	AA West		Dust-Tex, Mandan, ND
2009	Major + East	Not Held
	Major East	Carpenter's Legends, Youngsville, NC
	AAA East	Eagle Tile/Who's On First, Stevensville, MD
	AA East		Helwigs, Milford, CT
	All 50 West	N/A - Cancelled
2010	Major + East	Not Held
	Major East	IMS Dogs, Aldie, VA
	AAA East	Dust-Tex, Mandan, ND
	AA East		TNT Sports Club, Norristown, PA
	All 50 West	N/A - Cancelled
2011	Major + Classification Discontinued
	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Dust-Tex, Mandan, ND
	AA East		Dudleck Guttering, Burlington, NC
	All 50 West	N/A - Cancelled
2012	Major East	Veltri/Vector-AIA/Turkey Hill, Harrisburg, PA
	AAA East	Carolina A'S, Concord, NC
	AA East		Spring-Ford AA, Linfield, PA
	All 50 West	N/A - Cancelled
2013	Major East	Louisville, KY
	AAA East	TNT Sports Club, Norristown, PA
	AA East		Grill 584/Dave's Furniture, Burlington, NC
	All 50 West	N/A - Cancelled
2014	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	JJM Properties/Silver Bullets, Milford, CT
	AA East		Indiana Old Stars, Cedar Lake, IN
	All 50 West	N/A - Cancelled
2015	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Casner Environmental, Joppa, MD
	AA East		Grill 584, Burlington, NC
	Major West	Doerflingers, Yelm, WA
	AAA West	N/A - Cancelled
	AA West		N/A - Cancelled
2016	Major East	TNT Sports Club, Norristown, PA
	AAA East	Carolina Five-O, Raleigh, NC
	AA East		Garner Lumber, Huntingdon, PA
	Major West	Cornerstone, Portland, OR
	AAA West	Portland Marathon, Vancouver, WA
	AA West		N/A - Cancelled
ASA Men's 55 and over
Year	Class	Champions
1988	Major	Southern Cal Braves, San Marcos, CA
1989	Major	The Masters 12, Harrison, OH
1990	Major	Cane Run Stables, Fort Wright, KY	(Ray Whitey Brown - All American)
1991	Major	Wiggins Iron Works, Savannah, GA
1992	Major	Joseph Chevrolet, Cincinnati, OH
1993	Major	Nothdurft, Clinton Township, MI
1994	Major	Nothdurft, Warren, MI
1995	Major	Florida Legends, Fort Myers, FL
1996	Major	Nothdurft, St. Clair, MI
1997	Major	Florida Legends, Fort Myers, FL
1998	Major	Florida Legends, Fort Myers, FL
1999	Major	Sawtre Texas Legends, Garland, TX
2000	Major	Thomas Engineering, Manassas, VA
	A	Georgia Express, Buford, GA
2001	Major	Thomas Engineering, Manassas, VA
	A	Not Held
2002	Major	Faith Electric, Cartersville, GA
	A	Johnson City 55's, Johnson City, TN
2003	Major	Houston Texans, Spring, TX
	A	Storm, West Palm Beach, FL
2004	Major	Old A's, Walnut Creek, CA
	A	Not Held
2005	Major +	Turn Two/Rekco/County Sports, Richmond, VA
	Major	American Marking, Birmingham, AL
	AAA	Double LL Roofing, Orlando, FL
	AA	Dayton Legends, Dayton, OH
2006	Major +	Connecticut Sports Plex, North Branford, CT
	Major	Murphy's Law, Springfield, VA
	AAA	New Jersey Hitmen, Stocton, NJ
	AA	High Street Bucs, Baltimore, MD
2007	Major +	Spicers/33 1/2, Olney, MD
	Major	NJ Hitmen, Stockton, NJ
	AAA	VA Vending/TGI Fridays, Richmond, VA
	AA	Southland Log Homes, Christiansburg, VA
======= 55+ Divided into East and West
2008	Major + East	Travelodge, Columbus, IN
	Major East	Southern Slam, Moultrie, GA
	AAA East	Northern Virginia Force, Springfield, VA
	AA East		Lou's Royals, Charlotte, NC
	All 55 West	N/A - Cancelled
2009	Major + East	Not Held
	Major East	Sportsman Shop/Elite/Spicers, Richmond, VA
	AAA East	High Street Bucs, Baltimore, MD
	AA East		Spring-Ford AA, Linfield, PA
	All 55 West	N/A - Cancelled
2010	Major + East	Not Held
	Major East	High Street Bucs, Baltimore, MD
	AAA East	Double Nickel, Virginia Beach, VA
	AA East		Scoreboard/Roadhouse Blues, Stroudsburg, PA
	All 55 West	N/A - Cancelled
2011	Major + Classification Discontinued
	Major East	Kinnco, Columbus, IN 
	AAA East	Not Held
	AA East		Lewisville Masters, Clemmons, NC
	All 55 West	N/A - Cancelled
2012	Major East	DHC/Kinnco, Columbus, IN
	AAA East	High Street Bucs, Baltimore, MD
	AA East		Golden Vipers, Sterling Heights, MI
	All 55 West	N/A - Cancelled
2013	Major East	Triangle Masters, Chapel Hill, NC
	AAA East	N/A - Cancelled
	AA East		Golden Vipers, Sterling Heights, MI
	All 55 West	N/A - Cancelled
2014	Major East	Triangle Masters, Chapel Hill, NC
	AAA East	Lewisville Masters, Clemmons, NC
	AA East		Angus Barn-PCI, Youngsville, NC
	All 55 West	N/A - Cancelled
2015	Major East	Triangle Masters, Chapel Hill, NC
	AAA East	Lewisville Masters, Clemmons, NC
	AA East		Big Earl & George's Softball, Burlington, NC
	Major West	Wolf Pack, Oregon
	AAA West	N/A - Cancelled
	AA West		N/A - Cancelled
2016	Major East	N/A - Cancelled
	AAA East	Lewisville Masters, Clemmons, NC
	AA East		DJ Seniors, Burlington, NC
	Major West	NW Hitmen, Lacy, WA
	AAA West	N/A - Cancelled
	AA West		N/A - Cancelled
ASA Men's 60 and over
Year	Class	Champions
1993	Major	Forrest Park, Tyrone, GA
1994	Major	Tri-State Masters, Dayton, OH
1995	Major	Fairway Ford, Placenta, CA
1996	Major	Fairway Ford, Placenta, CA
1997	Major	Wopac Masters ,Cincinnati, OH
1998	Major	North Cal Blue Jays, Redwood City, CA
1999	Major	Florida Crush, Fort Meyers, FL
2000	Major	Not Held
	A	Dan's Montgomery Auto, Glen Burnie, MD
2001	Major	Florida Crush Legends, Ft. Meyers, FL	
	A	Oklahoma Seniors Tulsa, OK
2002	Major	Florida Crush Legends, Ft. Meyers, FL
	A	Chattanooga Choo Choos, Chichamauauga, TN
2003	Major	Thomas Engineering, Manassas, VA
	A	3 Amigo's Pro Shop, Lady Lake, FL
2004	Major +	Thomas Engineering, Manassas, VA
	AAA	V 60, San Jose, CA
2005	Major +	Thomas Engineering/Tanel 360, Manassas, VA
	Major	Bogey's Sports Bar, Burlington, NC
	AAA	Tharaldson Enterprise, Las Vegas, NV
	AA	Tidewater Patriots, Virginia Beach, VA
2006	Major +	Thomas Engineering/Tanel 360, Manassas, VA
	Major	Bogey's Sports Bar, Burlington, NC
	AAA	Chadwell Homes, Enrico, FL
	AA	Sports Lettering, Knoxville, TN
2007	Major +	Spicers/Turn Two, Richmond, VA
	Major	Matador Club, Birmingham, AL
	AAA	Tidewater 60's, Portsmouth, VA
	AA	Southern Sixties, Buford, GA
======= 60+ Divided into East and West
2008	Major + East	Turn Two/Haynes Jeep/Elite, Richmond, VA
	Major East	Spicer Properties, Keedysville, MD
	AAA East	Flip Dow Bonding Seniors, Gastonia, NC
	AA East		Great Lakes Financial, Midland, MI
	All 60 West	N/A - Cancelled
2009	Major + East	Not Held
	Major East	Tidewater 60s, Portsmouth, VA 
	AAA East	Express, Carrollton, GA
	AA East		Great Lakes Financial, Midland, MI
	All 60 West	N/A - Cancelled
2010	Major + East	Not Held
	Major East	Spicer Properties, Keedysville, MD
	AAA East	Southland Log Homes, Blacksburg, VA
	AA East		Spring-Ford AA, Linfield, PA
	All 60 West	N/A - Cancelled
2011	Major + Classification Discontinued
	Major East	Northern Virginia Force, Springfield, VA
	AAA East	Code Electric, Raleigh, NC
	AA East		Tri-City 60'S Elizabethton, TN
	All 60 West	N/A - Cancelled
2012	Major East	Turn Two/Chavis Softball, Wake Forest, NC
	AAA East	Lou's Royals, Charlotte, NC 
	AA East		State College, State College, PA
	All 60 West	N/A - Cancelled
2013	Major East	Superior Senior Softball, Richmond, VA
	AAA East	Carolina Cobras, Chapel Hill, NC
	AA East		Chesapeake 60s, Owings Mills, MD
	All 60 West	N/A - Cancelled
2014	Major East	Superior Senior Softball, Richmond, VA
	AAA East	Telmanik Travel, Fort Mill, SC
	AA East		Rookies Bar, Lansing, MI
	All 60 West	Not Held
2015	Major East	Superior Senior Softball, Richmond, VA
	AAA East	CH Engineering, Zebulon, NC
	AA East		Flip Dow Bonding Seniors, Gastonia, NC
	Major West	N/A - Cancelled
	AAA West	CC Over, Boise, ID
	AA West		N/A - Cancelled
2016	Major East	Carolina Cobras, Chapel Hill, NC
	AAA East	Golden Vipers, Sterling Heights, MI
	AA East		Rookies Bar, Lansing, MI
	Major West	N/A - Cancelled
	AAA West	Trachshel Auto Body, Salem, OR
	AA West		N/A - Cancelled
ASA Men's 65 and over
Year	Class	Champions
1994	Major	Old Dominion, Virginia
1995	Major	HW Sport, Fort Wright, KY
1996	Major	Palm Springs 65's, Westminster, CA
1997	Major	Not Held
1998	Major	Not Held
1999	Major	Fairway Ford, Placentia, CA
2000	Major	Florida Investment Properties, Lantana, CA
	A	Georgia Peaches, Kathleen, GA
2001	Major	Fairway Ford, Placentia, CA
	A	Georgia Crackers, Dacula, GA
2002	Major	Not Held
	A	Oklahoma Seniors, Oklahoma City, OK
2003	Major	Dixie Gas, North Palm Beach, FL
	A	Not Held
2004	Major +	Emerald City Masters, Seattle, WA
	AAA	Fairway Ford, Placentia, CA
2005	Major +	Florida Legends, Nokomis, FL
	Major	Stafford Sales, Burlington, KY
	AAA	T-Graphics, Charleston, WV
	AA	Virginians 65s, Richmond, VA
2006	Major +	Not Held
	Major	Not Held
	AAA	Carolina Blue Sky's, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
	AA	Virginia Cavaliers, Great Falls, VA
2007	Major +	Florida Legends/Human Kinetics, Nokomis, FL
	Major	Premium Seats, Jupiter, FL
	AAA	GA Nuggets, Grayson, GA
	AA	Richmond Classics/Estes Express, Richmond, VA
======= 65+ Divided into East and West
2008	Major + East	Florida Legends/Human Kinetics, Nokomis, FL
	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Georgia Nuggets, Grayson, GA
	AA East		Burlington Classics, Burlington, NC
	All 65 West	N/A - Cancelled
2009	Major + East	Not Held
	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Blaze, Burlington, NC
	AA East		Burlington Classics, Burlington, NC
	All 65 West	N/A - Cancelled
2010	Major + East	Not Held
	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Knoxville Stars/Sports Lettering, Knoxville, TN
	AA East		Turnpike Ford, Charleston, WV 
	All 65 West	N/A - Cancelled
	AA West		Cancelled
2011	Major + Classification Discontinued
	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Huffman Electric, Carrolton, GA
	AA East		Not Held
	All 65 West	N/A - Cancelled
2012	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Spicer Properties 65s, Keedysville, MD
	AA East		Not Held
	All 65 West	N/A - Cancelled
2013	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Spicer Properties 65s, Keedysville, MD
	AA East		Not Held
	All 65 West	N/A - Cancelled
2014	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Spicer Properties 65s, Keedysville, MD
	AA East		CH Engineering, Raleigh, NC
	All 65 West	N/A - Cancelled
2015	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	CH Engineering, Zebulon, NC
	AA East		Flip Dow Bonding 65s, Gastonia, NC
	Major West	N/A - Cancelled
	AAA West	Last of the Old Growth, Grants Pass, OR
	AA West		Sims, Lacy, WA
2016	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Carolina Cobras, Chapel Hill, NC
	AA East		Code Electric/Oakes Grading, Raleigh, NC
	Major West	Trachshel Auto Body, Salem, OR
	AAA West	Auto Accessory Distributing, Oregon City, OR
	AA West		Reliant Recovery Water, Hillsboro, OR
ASA Men's 70 and over
Year	Champions
1994	-	Thomas Engineering, Manassas, VA
1995-2000 -	no info
2001	-	Georgia Peaches, Norcross, GA
2002	-	Not Held
2003	-	Not Held
2004	-	Not Held
2005	-	Not Held
2006	-	Not Held
2007	Major	Southern Pride, Montgomery, AL 
	AAA	Hamel's 70s, Owings, MD
======= 70+ Divided into East and West
2008	Major East	Georgia Peaches, Lawrenceville, GA
	AAA East	Not Held
	AA East		Not Held
	All 70 West	N/A - Cancelled
2009	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Burlington Classics II, Burlington, NC
	AA East		Not Held
	All 70 West	N/A - Cancelled
2010	Major East	Hamel's 70s, Elkridge, MD
	AAA East	Burlington Classics II, Burlington, NC
	AA East		Not Held
	All 70 West	N/A - Cancelled
2011	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Carolina Cardinals 70s, Apex, NC
	AA East		Not Held
	All 70 West	N/A - Cancelled
2012	All 70 East	N/A - Cancelled
	All 70 West	N/A - Cancelled
2013	All 70 East	N/A - Cancelled
	All 70 West	N/A - Cancelled
2014	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Georgia Nuggets, Grayson, GA
	AA East		Burlington Classics, Mebane, NC
	All 70 West	N/A - Cancelled
2015	Major East	Not Held
	AAA East	Carolina Cardinals 70+, Apex, NC
	AA East		Burlington Classics, Mebane, NC
	Major West	N/A - Cancelled
	AAA West	Bonaventure, Vancouver, WA
	AA West		N/A - Cancelled
2016	Major East	N/A - Cancelled
	AAA East	N/A - Cancelled
	AA West		Richmond Classics/Estes Express Line, Richmond, VA
	Major West	N/A - Cancelled
	AAA West	Sims, Lacy, WA
	AA West		N/A - Cancelled
ASA Men's 75 and over
Year	Champions
1994	-	Virginia Titans, VA
1995-2007 -	no info
======= 75+ Divided into East and West
2008	-		N/A - East and West both Cancelled
2009	-		N/A - East and West both Cancelled
2010	-		N/A - East and West both Cancelled
2011	-		N/A - East and West both Cancelled
2012	-		N/A - East and West both Cancelled
2013	-		N/A - East and West both Cancelled
2014	AAA East	Leiden's 75s, Augusta, GA
2015	AAA East 	Not Held	
	AA East 	Leiden's Legends, Augusta, GA
	All 75 West	N/A - Cancelled
2016	AAA East 	Carolina Blue Sky, Jacksonville, NC
	AA East 	Burlington Classics, Burlington, NC
	All 75 West	N/A - Cancelled
Posted in ASA

ASA Open Slow Pitch National Championships

Year (Location)
Champion ————————————————-  Runner-up  

-Notes or a small write-up
-Final Standings
-MVP, HR Leaders, Batting Leader, etc
-All Star Team and/or All American Team


1953 (at Cincinnati, OH)
Shield’s Contractors, Newport, KY (45-3) ———————– Pittsburgh Fruit Merchants, Pittsburgh, PA 

Shields beat Merchants 13-12 in winners bracket finals, Myron Reinhardt was 4-5, HR, double, 4 RBIs. Also leading Shields attack were Ted Stegeman (3-5, 3 doubles), John Henry (3-5), Al Rinehard (3-5, HR, 2B and 4 RBIs) and Don Heilman (double, triple, 3 RBIs). The Merchants came back and beat Wolfs Cafe of Cincinnati 6-1 in the losers bracket final to get another crack at the Kentucky squad.  Sheilds then beat Pittsburgh 13-1 in the Championship game. Myron Reinhardt’s HR and 4 RBIs led the way for Shields to capture the very first ASA Slow Pitch National Championship. Shields pitcher Roland Vorhees gave up only 5 hits and one run. Al Rinehard  (2 Doubles) and Bo Stuntebeck each had three hits in the title clincher. Most of the teams entered were from the Ohio River Valley and Northern Kentucky. For the Merchants, Mike Sabbio was 4-8 with a HR and 3 RBIs in the final two games Pittsburgh played, both losses to Shields.

FINAL STANDINGS
1- Shield's Contractors, Newport, KY		4-0
2- Pittsburgh Fruit Merchants, Pittsburgh, PA	3-2
3- Wolf's Café, Cincinnati, OH			4-2
4- D&G Café, Newport, KY			3-2
5- Baldwin Piano, Cincinnati, OH		2-2
6- Club 42, Louisville, KY			2-2
7- Shoddy Daisy Merchants, Chattanooga, TN	0-2
8- Prestonia A.C., Louisville, KY		0-2
9- Homestead Café, Hamilton, OH		0-2
10- Schwedes/Charley Geigers, Lakewood, OH	0-2

All Star Selections (No all star team was selected)
MVP
– Not awarded (many say Myron Reinhardt would have won easy, leading the tournament in Average and Homers and leading Shields to the title)
HR Leader – Myron Reinhardt, Shields – 4
Batting Leader – Myron Reinhardt, Shields (11-16) – .688


1954 (at Louisville, KY)
Waldeck’s Tavern, Cincinnati, OH ————————- National Fruit Merchants, Pittsburgh, PA
Waldeck’s Tavern won 6 straight games to capture the title, outscoring their opponents 82-36 along the way. They defeated Peerless Woolens of Georgia 32-7 in the winners bracket final behind the hitting of Jerry Huber, Fred Heimkreiter and John Drees, all of which had five hits. Drees getting a couple homers. Waldecks collected 38 hits in the contest. Waldeck’s then sat back and waited as last years runner-up, Pittsburgh National Fruit eliminated defending champs, Shields Contractors 5-4 and then disposed of Peerless Woolens 15-11 in the losers bracket final to get back to the finals.  Waldeck’s Tavern proved to be too strong as it won final 13-7 hitting 8 HRs. John Drees went 4 for 4 and hit 4 straight homers while Frank Hiemkrieter, Jim Trainor, Bob Trainor, and Frank Kramer each had 1 to back the pitching of Malio Valvano (Valvano surrendered only 31 runs in 6 games for Waldeck). Drees ended the tournament getting 9 straight hits,  including 6 HRs. Pittsburgh pitcher Tony Bova had 2 home runs in a losing cause for the Fruit Merchants. Mike Sabbio and Bruce Gilbert also hit HR for Pittsburgh.  James Caldwell of Shields went 13-18 to lead the tournament in hitting. Ralph Bo Stuntebeck, delayed due to work commitments, only played the last two games for Shields, yet still made the All Tournament team as he went 6-9 with 3 HRs and 2 doubles. Donnie Key of the Louisville Stars started the tournament with 8 straight hits, before going 2-4 with 2 HRs in the third game.  

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Waldeck’s Tavern, Cincinnati, OH 6-0
2- National Fruit Merchants, Pittsburgh, PA 6-2
3- Peerless Woolens, Rossville, GA 3-2
4- Shield’s Realty, Newport, KY 4-2
5- Keeneland Bar, Covington, KY 2-2
6- Fire Fighters, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
7- Oertels Stars Brewers, Louisville, KY                 3-2
8- Delco, Dayton, OH 2-2
9- Klug Trucking, Hamilton, OH 2-2
10- Sterling Sters, Louisville, KY 2-2
11- Early Times Distillers, Louisville, KY                 1-2
12- Continental Can, Pittsburgh, PA 1-2
13- Boisel Tire, Springfield, OH 0-2
14- Forks of Elkhorn, Frankfort, KY 0-2
15- RBM, Knoxville, TN 0-2
16- Engineers, Chattanooga, TN 0-2
17- Twin City Automatics, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
18- Schwedes/Charley Geigers, Lakewood, OH 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP
 – Not awarded (Some sources say the MVP would have been Waldeck’s pitcher, Malio Valvano, pitching Waldeck’s to the title)
HR Leader – John Drees, Waldeck’s
Batting Leader – James Caldwell, Shields (13-18) – .722
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Malio Valvano, Waldeck’s
First Team
P- Malio Valvano, Waldeck’s
P- Tony Bova, National Fruit
C- Fred Heimkreiter, Waldeck’s
1B- Don Heilman, Shield’s
2B- Ralph Bo Stuntebeck, Shield’s (6-9, .667, 3 HRs)
3B- Charles Geyer, Peerless Woolens
SS- Bob Trainor, Waldeck’s
OF- Myron Reinhardt, Shield’s
OF- John Drees, Waldeck’s (9-9 with 6 HRs in last 2 games)
OF- Walt Wherry, Keeneland Bar
OF- Donnie Key, Sters-Louisville Stars (10-15, .667, 2 HRs)
MGR- Mike Waldeck, Waldeck’s


1955 (at Pittsburgh, PA)
Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington, KY —————————– Tresler Comets, Cincinnati, OH 

Lang’s Pet Shop defeated Tresler Comets 6-1 in the winners bracket final and watched as the Comets beat Rhodes-Garden Club of Pennsylvania 11-5. Rhodes had previously eliminated last year’s champ, Waldeck’s Tavern by a 13-6 score. The Tresler Comets then eliminated Rhodes-Garden 5-1 to get another crack at Lang’s. The Comets defeated Lang’s 7-6 behind the big bat of Jack Carmichael and then forced another game. Lang’s prevailed in the final championship game 19-13. Paul Zembrodt was 3-4 with a triple, 2 HRs and 5 RBIs for Lang’s. Ralph Bo Stuntebeck, Jack Nie and Gene Dittoe (2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBIs), also collected 3 hits apiece. Bill Zeigler smacked a 3-run homer to chip in for Lang’s. Ed Reuter (HR, 4 RBIs) and Art Merten (3B, 3 RBIs) led Tresler with 3 hits each. Jack Carmichael added 2 more hits, including a double and 2 RBIs to complete an outstanding tournament performance. Lang’s pitcher Tom Infield won 5 straight including the winner’s bracket final giving up only 9 runs, he hurled 3 consecutive 1-Run games to the King Seat.  The Comets played in the same league as Shields, Waldecks and the Cincinnati Firefighters. 

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington, KY 6-1
2- Tresler Comets, Cincinnati, OH 6-2
3- Rhodes-Garden Club, McKees Rocks, PA 4-2
4- Continental Can, Pittsburgh, PA 5-2
5- Waldeck’s Tavern, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
6- Perry Social, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
7- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 3-2
8- Oscar’s Alleys, Islip Terrace, NY 3-2
9- Delco DIAA, Dayton, OH 2-2
10- Jackie’s Bar, Detroit, MI 2-2
11- Maltese Drug, Wantagh, NY 2-2
12- Homestead Café, Hamilton, OH 1-2
13- Engineers, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
14- Blue Grass A.C., Louisville, KY 1-2
15- Fire and Police, Rossville, GA 1-2
16- Victory Club Rainbows, Middleton, CT 1-2
17- Oscar’s Boys, Louisville, KY 1-2
18- Packard Electric, Warren, OH 1-2
19- Steve Master’s Grill, Rochester, NY 0-2
20- Twin City Automatics, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
21- Slovak Club, Glassmere, PA 0-2
22- First Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY 0-2
23- Baldwin Piano, Cincinnati, OH 0-2
24- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP
– Jack Carmichael, Tresler Comets
HR Leader – Jack Carmichael, Comets
Batting Leader – Gene Dittoe, Lang’s Pet Shop (16-24) –  .667
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Tom Imfield, Lang’s Pet Shop
First Team
P- Tom Imfield, Lang’s  – (6-1 record)
C- Francis Scumaci, Continental Can
1B- Art Merten, Comets
2B- Ralph Bo Stuntebeck, Lang’s
3B- Joe Ober, Comets
SS- Bob Trainor, Waldeck’s
SF- Ed Rueter, Comets
OF- Jack Carmichael, Comets
OF- Walt Wherry, Lang’s
OF- Albert Tankosh, Rhodes-Garden
OF- Gene Dittoe, Lang’s


1956 (at Cleveland, OH)
Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY —————————-  Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington, KY
Gatliff Auto beat West End Merchants from Jefferson County (Louisville Area) Kentucky 5-0 in the winners bracket final behind the shutout pitching of Vern Roberts. Defending champ Lang’s Pet Shop lost it’s first game to Pittsburgh’s Dormont Boosters 5-4 and stormed through the losers bracket winning 6 straight games then eliminating the West End Merchants of Jefferson County-Louisville, KY 9-6 for their seventh straight win and advanced to the finals. Malio Valvano pitched all the games for Langs. They had to defeat Gatliff’s twice to win the title.  Gatliff pitcher Vern Roberts made sure that didn’t happen as Gatliff’s dethroned Lang’s 2-1 in Championship game. Vern Roberts helped his cause getting a hit and scoring a run. Lou Smith had a big Sac Fly for Gatliff’s to score Gene Dittoe and Bill Bieger chipped in with 2 hits. For Langs, Earl Berryman and Bo Stuntbeck both had doubles, with Berryman scoring the only run for Langs.  Vern Roberts had 2 shutouts and surrendered only 17 runs in 5 games.  Gatliff finished the season with only 3 defeats the entire year … all to Lang’s.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 5-0
2- Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington, KY 7-2
3- West End Merchants, Jefferson County, KY 4-2
4- Dormont Boosters, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
5- Helf Builders, Cleveland, OH 4-2
6- Westwood Merchants, Dayton, OH 3-2
7- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 3-2
8- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 2-2
9- Green Seven, Milwaukee, WI 3-2
10- Jefferson Grill, Rochester, NY 2-2
11- Spot Tavern, Creighton, PA 2-2
12- Blue Grass Café, Louisville, KY 1-2
13- Dave’s Bar, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
14- Rips All Stars, Detroit, MI 2-2
15- Roth Drugs, Canton, OH 1-2
16- West Park Methodist, Columbus, OH 1-2
17- Maltese Drug, Wantagh, NY 1-2
18- Cincy Matthews Stoppers, Staten Island, NY 1-2
19- Dutt’s Drug, Akron, OH 1-2
20- Elk’s Club, Warren, OH 1-2
21- Fire and Police, Rossville, GA 0-2
22- Eureka Bar, Cincinnati, OH 0-2
23- Heilman Old Style Lagers, Sheboygan, WI 0-2
24- Exchange Club, Sandusky, OH 0-2
25- Green Oak Inn, Toledo, OH 0-2
26- General Shoe Corporation, Frankfort, KY 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP
– Vern Roberts, Gatliff’s (5-0 pitching, including 2 shutouts; gave up only 1 run in the two final games)
HR Leader – Lenny Roth, Helf Builders – 5
Batting Leader – Earl Berryman, Lang’s Pet Shop (16-26) – .615
First Team
P- Vern Roberts, Gatliff’s (5-0)
C- Bill Bieger, Gatliff’s
1B – no information available
2B- Don Rardin, Gatliff’s
3B- Ray Whitey Brown, Lang’s (12-30, .400, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs)
SS- JD McDonald, McAdenville
SF – no information available
OF- Hal Wiggins, Lang’s (17-30, .567)
OF- Earl Berryman, Lang’s (16-25, .615)
OF- Lenny Roth, Helf Builders
OF- Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s
NOTE – All Star team is incomplete as there are (2) players missing; one would imagine the players are either from West End Merchants and/or Dormont Boosters.


1957 (at Toledo, OH)
Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY ——————————  McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC
Gatliffs started out winning five straight games including the winners bracket final. Vern Roberts won the first three games, Tom Imfeld won the fourth, then Roberts came back to win the winners bracket final to make Gatliffs the only undefeated team. McAdenville pounded out 20 hits, including 5 HRs (Bill Campo, Mason Leeper, Harold Helton, Red Jenkins and Carroll Beale) while defeating Lotus Club of Pittsburgh 18-12 in the losers bracket final. Then they came back and defeated ace hurler Vern Roberts and unbeaten Gatliffs 13-10 in the first championship game. Gatliff’s came back with Tom Imfeld pitching again and won the final game 8-4. Myron Reinhardt started off the hitting barrage with a 2-run homer in the first inning. Three straight home runs followed off the bats of Dan Heilman, Ralph Bo Stutebeck and Alex Burhart. Reinhardt later added another home run. Red Jenkins pitched all 7 games for McAdenville. Vern Roberts finished the tournament with a 4-1 pitching record. In a word of note, Frank Matoh of Sheffield Bronze set a tournament record by hitting 4 consecutive Home Runs in one game during Sheffield’s 19-7 win over the Staten Island Stoppers of NYC.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 6-1
2- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 6-2
3- Lotus Club, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
4- 5&10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI 4-2
5- Westwood Merchants, Dayton, OH 4-2
6- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 4-2
7- Viking Insurance Agency A.C., Wantagh, NY 3-2
8- Spot Tavern, Creighton, PA 3-2
9- Knoxville Police, Knoxville, TN 3-2
10- Cincy Mat Stoppers, Staten Island, NY 3-2
11- Rip’s All Stars, Detroit, MI                 2-2
12- Macomber Inc., Canton, OH 2-2
13- Neighborhood Inn, Toledo, OH 2-2
14- Homer’s Boys, Louisville, KY 2-2
15- Ethiers Café, Worcester, MA 2-2
16- Hill City Club, Rome, GA 2-2
17- Armands, Sandusky, OH 1-2
18- Legion Post #435, Minneapolis, MN 1-2
19- Latonia A.C., Covington, KY 1-2
20- Dutt’s Drug, Akron, OH 1-2
21- Snafu Club, Sheboygan, WI 1-2
22- Country Charm, Toledo, OH 0-2
23- Ben’s Bar, Sidney, OH 0-2
24- T.T. Bearings,  Rochester, NY 0-2
25- Elks Club #295, Warren, OH 0-2
26- 2424 Club, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
27- Marion Grill, Columbus, OH 0-2
28- Rosmarin Reality, Cincinnati, OH 0-2
29- Duraflex, Buena Vista, VA 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP- No MVP Awarded (Many sources say Myron Reinhardt would have won easily leading Gatliffs to the title, batting .680  and winning the HR award)
HR Leader – Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s Auto Sales (17-25, .680) – 8
Batting Leader – Phil Perlongo, 5&10 Tap (16-23) – .696
First Team
P- Tom Imfeld, Gatliff’s (2-0)
P- Ray Red Jenkins, McAdenville (5-2)
P- Phil Perlongo, 5&10 Tap
C- Joe Wooten, McAdenville (12-24, .500, 3 HRs)
C- Jim McKenzie, Lotus Club
IF- Don Whitford, Gatliff’s
IF- JD McDonald, McAdenville
IF- John Henry, Gatliff’s
IF- John Beam, McAdenville (2 HR)
IF- Harold Helton, McAdenville – (12-22, .545, HR)
OF- Joe Lacher, Lotus Club
OF- Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s
OF- Jack Moser, 5&10 Tap
OF- Bob Fisher, Lotus Club
MGR- Al Brausch, Gatliff’s


1958 (at Cleveland, OH)
East Side Sports, Detroit, MI ——————————  Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH
East Side defeated Sheffield 8-5 in the winners bracket final on the strength of Frank Panski’s 2 triples, a home run and 4 RBIs. accounting for half the teams runs.  East Side had just defeated Helf Builders 17-7 on the strength of home runs by Panski, Joe Gauci and George Banchui. Sheffield advanced to the championship game by defeating Boone’s Bar of Kentucky 10-1 as Ron Annotico hit a pair of 3-Run HRs for Sheffield. In the Championship game, East Side Sporting Goods beat Sheffield 7-4. George Corona of East Side pitched the victory, hit 2 HRs and added 4 RBIs to lead the Detroit squad to the title George Branchui chipped in with a solo HR for good measure. Corona led the East Side bats in both homers and batting average. East Side’s Joe Gauci, who played the season with Sox’s Inn and was a pickup for East Side for the National Tournament helped the defense turn multiple double plays from his short fielder position. East Side went 6-0 in the tournament. The Detroit squad won their first game rather easily over Staten Island Stape Darts 7-1. They then came from behind and defeated Dapper Dan’s of PA 6-5 on a walk off Home Run by pinch-hitter Carl Cantinella. The  next game saw the same situation as Detroit defeated defending champ, Gatliff Auto of KY. Gatliffs had 17 hits in the game, but only 6 runs, due to the defense of the Detroiters who turned six double plays in the game. With the game tied at six, going into the bottom of the 10th inning, two outs and third basemen Phil Gallo came to bat. He got a hold of one of Vern Robert’s pitches and when it landed on the other side of the left field fence, the East Side team had done it again.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 6-0
2- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 5-2
3- Boone’s Bar, Covington, KY 5-2
4- Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH 6-2
5- Ghezi Chevrolet, Spencer, MA 4-2
6- Helf Builders, Cleveland, OH 3-2
7- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 3-2
8- Mt. Carmel Rec, Worcester, MA 3-2
9- Lambrecht’s, Milwaukee, WI 3-2
10- Dapper Dan’s, Vandergrift, PA 3-2
11- Viking Insurance A.C., Wantagh, NY 3-2
12- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 2-2
13- Parker’s Market, Portsmouth, VA 2-2
14- Woody’s Market, Dayton, OH 2-2
15- Manuel & Poulos Construction, Biloxi, MS 2-2
16- Warren A.C., Warren, OH 2-2
17- House of Champions, Syracuse, NY 1-2
18- Contract Plating, Stratford, CT 1-2
19- South Knoxville Merchants, Knoxville, TN 1-2
20- Snafu Club, Sheboygan, WI 1-2
21- Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 1-2
22- Arlington A.C., Pittsburgh, PA 1-2
23- Jordan Motors, San Antonio, TX 1-2
24- Scarsdale Black Sox, Scarsdale, NY 1-2
25- Cincy Mat Stoppers, Staten Island, NY 0-2
26- B&B Tavern, Grove City, OH 0-2
27- Northern, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
28- Ted’s Place, Toledo, OH 0-2
29- South Albany, Albany, GA 0-2
30- Stape Darts, Staten Island, NY 0-2
31- Homer’s Boys, Louisville, KY 0-2
32- Mt. View, Fredericksburg, VA 0-2

All Star Selections (Open and Industrial All Star team were combined)
MVP- Joe Gauci, East Side Sports (Clutch hits and great defensive plays from short fielder position)
HR Leader – Ron Annotico, Sheffield Bronze – 6
Batting Leader – Ron Annotico, Sheffield Bronze (13-21) – .619
Industrial MVP-  Milt Kress, Turbine Jets
Industrial Home Run Leader – Dick Luken, Cincinnati Firefighters – 6
Industrial Batting  Leader – Ralph Rengering, Cincinnati Firefighters (17-25) – .680
First Team
P- Chuck Jacobs, Sheffield
C- Dick Luken, Cincinnati Firefighters – (Industrial Player)
1B- Frank Panski, East Side Sports
2B- Roy Lombardo, East Side Sports
3B- Milt Kress, Turbine Jets – (Industrial Player)
SS- Walt Wherry, Boone’s Bar
SF- Joe Gauci, East Side Sports
LF- Chuck Comella, Sheffield
CF- Ron Annotico, Sheffield
RF- Walt Kunz, Turbine Jets – (Industrial Player)


1959 (at Cleveland, OH)
Yorkshire, Restaurant, Newport, KY ————————–  Duffy’s Tavern, Louisville, KY
Yorkshire won their first two games, then lost to Grande-Caruso of PA 11-2. They then won the next seven straight games behind the pitching of Walt Wherry, who only surrendered 27 runs in the final 7 games of the tournament. In the losers bracket semi final, Yorkshire came back to win in dramatic fashion as Don Rardin’s 3 run homer late in the game, beat Sheffield Bronze 3-2. They then got their revenge on the Grande-Caruso squad with a 6-4 win in the losers bracket final  then had to defeat undefeated Duffy’s twice. Duffy’s had beaten New Kensington’s Grande-Caruso 8-6 as Ish Cornett’s home run with brother Al Cornett aboard iced the game in the last inning. Yorkshire Restaurant became the first team in the history of the Slow Pitch Nationals to come through the losers bracket and win the title. The first final was over quick as Yorkshire won 11-1. In the 10-6 final, Yorkshire  jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back as Myron Reinhardt delivered a 2-run homer with Rardin aboard. This was followed by consecutive doubles by Walt Wherry and Bill Beiger, along with singles from Coleman Arthur, Tom Kuhlman and Ralph Champman for 3 more runs. Yorkshire picked up Myron Reninardt and Walt Wherry from Gatliff for the Nationals.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Yorkshire Restaurant, Newport, KY 9-1
2- Duffy’s Tavern, Louisville, KY 6-2
3- Grande Caruso, New Kensington, PA 5-2
4- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 4-2
5- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 6-2
6- Waljo Builders, Armonk, NY 4-2
7- Carney Auditors Bird Nest, Cleveland, OH 3-2
8- Westrums, Minneapolis, MN 3-2
9- Ghize Chevrolet, Spencer, MA 4-2
10- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 3-2
11- Sox’s Inn, Detroit, MI 3-2
12- 5&10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI 3-2
13- Krivian Club, Springdale, PA 3-2
14- Electric Motor Service, Knoxville, TN                 3-2
15- Bob Reese Motors, Toledo-Lucas County, MI 3-2
16- Sunbeam Sandwich Shop, Springfield, OH 3-2
17- Ed Tate Sporting Goods, Dayton, OH 1-2
18- Wayne Lee’s Restaurant, Pascagoula, MS 1-2
19- Meneitos, Havana, Cuba 1-2
20- Viking A.C., Wantagh, NY 1-2
21- Fourth Avenue Office Sales, Fargo, ND 1-2
22- Colucci Tile, Pittsburgh, PA 1-2
23- Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH 1-2
24- Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 1-2
25- Bernsen Silk Mills, Buena Vista, VA 1-2
26- Shaw Lounge, St. Louis, MO 1-2
27- Club 185, Columbus, OH 1-2
28- Stewart Truckers, Toledo, OH 1-2
29- Venus Beverage, Biloxi, MS 1-2
30- Kennedy Drugs, Savannah, GA 1-2
31- Cincy Mat Stoppers, Staten Island, NY 0-2
32- PNA #83, South Bend, IN 0-2
33- Contract Plating, Stratford, CT 0-2
34- Portway-Richfield, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
35- Emmanuel Restaurant, Rochester, NY 0-2
36- Douglas Tire Company, Providence, RI 0-2
37- Jednote #831, Tarentum, PA 0-2
38- Club Snafu, Sheboygan, WI 0-2
39- VFW Post #8006, Florence, MA 0-2
40- Capri Lounge, Trenton, NJ 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – Walt Wherry, Yorkshire Restaurant (pitched for Yorkshire, went 7-0, won the last four games in a row on the last day)
HR Leader – George Rosewicz, Grande Caruso (9-22, .409, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs) – 4
Batting Leader – Richard Rader, Sunbeam Sandwich (15-18, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 10 Runs) – .833 – Set National Tournament Batting record
First Team
P- Walt Wherry, Yorkshire-MVP (12-27, .444, HR, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
P- Chuck Jacobs, Sheffield Bronze (Pitched 2 shutouts, 3-14, .214, )
C- Jack Bickerstaff, McAdenville Reds (11-25, .440, HR, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
1B- Robert Kranscik, Grande-Caruso (11-26, .524, HR, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs)
2B-Don Rardin, Yorkshire  (20-34, .588, 2 HRs, 18 RBIs, 12 Runs, 14 assists)
3B-Ray Whitey Brown, Yorkshire (10-30, .333, HR, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs, 13 assists)
SS-Michael Dick Batten, Grande-Caruso (4-16, .250, 1 Run)
SF- Andy ‘YaYa’ Massetta, Sheffield (8-18, .444, HR, 3 RBIs, 5 Runs)
LF- Ishmeal Cornell, Duffy’s (11-26, .423, 4 2Bs, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs, 22 put-outs in LF)
CF- Myron Reinhardt, Yorkshire (7-21, .333, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs – played with injury and had to sit out some games)
RF- Austin ‘Al’ Cornett, Duffy’s (10-27, .370, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)

1959 Leading Hitters (at least 15 ABs)
Player, Team (H-AB, Avg, HR, RBI)
1. Richard Radar, Sunbeam (15-18, .833, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs)
2. Irv Adams, East Side (13-18, .722, 1 HR, 3 RBIs)
3. Nolan Shepard, Reese (12-18, .667, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
4. Don Rardin, Yorkshire (20-34, .588, 2 HRs, 18 RBIs)
5. Art Falsetti, Grande (10-17, .583)
6. Carroll Beale, McAdenville (13-23, .565, 1 HR, 8 RBIs)
7. Ted Burliend, Waljo 10-18, .556)
8. Clint Boisel, Sunbeam (11-20, .550, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
9. Jim Passabet, Waljo (8-15, .533)
10.  Ron Elkind, Ghize (10-19, .526, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
11. Robert Kranacik, Grande (11-21, 524, 1 HR, 8 RBIs)
12. Mason Leeper, McAdenville (15-29, .517, 7 RBIs)
13. Dave Stucky, Sunbeam (10-20, .500, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs)
13. Cotton Perrin, Electric Mtr. (9-18, .500, 1 HR, 4 RBIs)
13. John Stariha, Krivan (8-16, .500, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs)
16. Ray White, Grande (10-21, .476)
17. Marvin Raab, Sox Inn (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 4 RBIs)
17. Bob Davis, Sunbeam (8-17, .471)
19. Ron Engler, Krivan (7-15, .467)
20. Dave Demko, Sheffield (9-20, .450, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs)
21. Walt Wherry, Yorkshire (12-27, .444, 1 HR, 8 RBIs)
21. Andy Massetta, Sheffield (8-18, .444, 1 HR, 3 RBIs)
23. Jack Bigerstaff, McAdenville (11-25, .440, 1 HR, 4 RBIs)
23. Bill Campo, McAdenville (11-25, .440, 1 HR, 7 RBIs)
23. Jim Wheeler, Duffy’s (11-25, .440)
26. Joe Gauci, East Side (7-16, .438)
26. Del Lang, Sox Inn (7-16, .438, 1 HR, 3 RBIs)
28. Bill Beiger, Yorkshire (12-28, .429, 2 HRS, 5 RBIs)
28. George Greenwell, Duffy’s (9-21, .429, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
30. Ish Cornett, Duffy’s (11-26, .423, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs)
31. Roy Lombardo, East Side (8-19, .421)
31. Ralph Lucas, Sunbeam (8-19, .421)
33. George Rosewicz, Grande (9-22, .409, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs)
34. Will Sasseville, Ghize (9-23, .391, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs)


1960 (at Toledo, OH)
Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH —————————  Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH
After being dropped to the loser’s bracket by losing to Sheffield 12-9, Hamilton Tailors had to win five straight games and did so with the pitching
of Sam Minniti, defense of Third Baseman, Don Sawyer (who made diving grabs to rob Sheffield of at least 4 hits). Sheffield defeated Buckhorn Cafe of Toledo in the winners bracket final 16-7. Hamilton Tailors came back to eliminate Buckhorn 16-5 in the semi-final to set the stage for the championship against Sheffield Bronze. With Sam Minniti on the mound, The Tailors defeated Sheffield twice; 12-4 and then 17-2 to claim the title. Bernie Roeckers was 4-5 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs in the final game. Sam Minniti surrendered 14 runs in the five straight wins to the title after the loss to Sheffield. Including the 12 runs he gave up to Sheffield in the loss, Minniti gave up just 41 runs in the 10 games. He was 9-1 in the tournament.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1-Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH 9-1
2-Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 5-2
3-Buckhorn Cafe, Toledo, OH 4-2
4-Nassau Merchants, Maspeth, NY 5-2
5-Hogan A.C, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
6-Textile Workers TWUA, Leaksville, NC 4-2
7-Yorkshire Restaurant, Newport, KY 4-2
8-Gatliff Motors, Newport, KY 4-2
9-Maizie’s Gasiorowski’s, Toledo, OH 2-2
10-Sox Inn, Detroit, MI 2-2
11-Duffy’s Tavern, Louisville, KY 2-2
12-Buddies Sporting Goods, Tallahassee, FL 2-2
13-Sill’s Sport Shop, Miami, FL 2-2
14-St. Louis Park Drug, St. Louis Park, MN 2-2
15-Cantwell Home Improvement, TN 2-2
16-Star Drive-In, New Orleans, LA 1-2
17-Black Bear Beverages, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
18-Schroeder’s Bunny Acres, Hutchinson, KS 1-2
19-Tobin’s, Rochester, NY 1-2
20-Krivian Club, Springdale, PA 1-2
21-Olden A.A., Trenton, NJ 1-2
22-Sunbeam Bread, Springfield, OH 1-2
23-Northern Scrap Iron, Minneapolis, MN 1-2
24-Pagliacci, St. Louis, MO 0-2
25-New-Mo Tavern, Oakland, CA 0-2
26-Schubert Garage, Indianapolis, IN 0-2
27-Richmond Rebels, Richmond, VA 0-2
28-Smithfield Fire Co., Greenville, RI 0-2
29-Edgemere Lodge, Edgemere, MA 0-2
30-Bud and Al’s Service, Waukesha, WI 0-2
31-Wesley UM Curch, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP- Sam Minniti, Hamilton Tailors (9-1, pitched 5-hitter in championship, gave up only 43 runs in 10 games)
HR Leader – Denny Braun, Sheffield Bronze – 6
Batting Leader – Paul Nutley, Hamilton Tailoring (18-27) – .667
First Team
P- Sam Minniti, Hamilton Tailors
C- Ed French, Hamilton Tailors
1B- Jim Desmond, Buckhorn Cafe
2B-Bernie Roeckers, Hamilton Tailors
3B-Don Rardin, Yorkshire Restaurant
SS-Paul Tomasovich, Skip Hogans
OF- Paul Nutley, Hamilton Tailoring
OF- Ron Annotico, Sheffield Bronze
OF- Denny Braun, Sheffield Bronze
OF- Charlie Conley, Yorkshire Restaurant


1961 (at Louisville, KY)
Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH —————————–  Plateau A.C., New York City, NY
Hamilton Tailors eliminated Gatliffs 11-1 behind Sam Minitti’s Pitching. Then the Tailors had to win both games in the finals to repeat as ASA Open National Champions. Sam Minnitti pitched a 5-2 victory in the first game and also hit a 3-run homerun to win the game in the 7th inning. Then he came back and pitched  3-hit shutout against the powerful New York City team to clinch the championship 2-0. Minnitti gave up only 7 total hits in both games. He also went 7-1 overall as a pitcher and in 8 games, only gave up 22 runs, including a shutout and three 1-run games. Somehow he was not named the MVP? Jim Harper of 4th place Ready-Mix from Knoxville was named MVP. Minnitti was named most valuable Pitcher. Counting the 1960 Nationals where he was 9-1, Minniti had a 16-2 pitching record in the back to back titles. Becoming only the second team to perform this feat. Gatliffs of Kentucky won two straight in 1956 and 57. Plateau AC won its first 5 games, defeating The Tailors along the way 9-8 to send them to the losers bracket. Plateau’s stars were Bob Beier and George O’Neill, who both started off the tournament with 8 straight hits and Morty Weinberg, who excelled in Short Field and hit 2 HRs also.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1-Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH 7-1
2-Plateau Athletic Club, Maspeth, NYC, NY 5-2
3-Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 5-2
4-Krivian Club, Springdale, PA 4-2
5-Ready-Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 5-2
6-Wilsman’s Trucking, Hamilton, OH 5-2
7-Duffy’s Tavern, Louisville, KY 4-2
8-Daly Drive-In, Detroit, MI 3-2
9-French Town Bar, Monroe, MI 4-2
10-Kelly’s Jet System Hamburger, Richmond, VA 4-2
11-Knights of St. John, Louisville, KY 3-2
12-Johnson Construction Company, Macon, GA 2-2
13-Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 3-2
14-Al’s Green Tavern, Rochester, NY 2-2
15-Mike’s Bar, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
16-Freightways, Toledo, OH 2-2
17-Seawall Restaurant, Bridgeport, CT 3-2
18-Mobile All-Stars, Mobile, AL 2-2
19-Otto Candies, New Orleans, LA 2-2
20-McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 1-2
21-Mt. Carmel, Worcester, MA 1-2
22-5 and 10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
23-Carter Sporting Goods, Tallahassee, FL 1-2
24-Field Shop, Miami, FL 1-2
25-Olden A.A., Trenton, NJ 2-2
26-Burch’s Blue Note, Hopkins, MN 1-2
27-Antonelli’s Restaurant, Warwick, RI 0-2
28-V&M Foods, Pass Christian, MS 0-2
29-Gold Bond Stamps, Atlanta, GA 0-2
30-U.S. National Bank, Omaha, NE 0-2
31-South Bend Merchants, South Bend, IN 0-2
32-Tip Toe Inn, Cincinnati, OH 0-2
33-Peterson’s, Big Bend, WI   0-2
34-Stan’s Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
35-Reno County, South Hutchinson, KS 0-2
36-Charlies Mustangs, St. Louis, MO 0-2
37-Dougies Restaurant, San Antonio, TX 0-2
38-Indiana Avenue Church, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP- Jim Harper, Ready Mix Concrete – won award, even though his team finished 5th
HR – Jim Harper, Ready Mix Concrete
Batting Leader – Hal Wiggins, Gatliff Auto (13-20) – .650
First Team
P- Sam Minniti, Hamilton Tailors – (Most Valuable Pitcher Award)
C- Jim Harper, Ready Mix Concrete-MVP
1B- Harry Phillips, Wilsman Trucking
2B- Bob Beier, Plateau AC
3B-Virgil Hoffman, Duffy’s Tavern
SS-Ron Cutter, Hamilton Tailors
SF- Mort Weinberg, Plateau AC
OF- Leo Wilham, Gatliff Auto Sales
OF- Ron Annotico, Sheffield Bronze
OF- Hal Wiggins, Gatliff Auto Sales


1962 (at Cleveland, OH)
Skip & Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA ——————————  East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI
Plateau AC eliminated Sheffield Bronze 6-5 on a walk-off single by George O’Neil. Then East Side Sporting Goods, behind the hot bat of Bill Cole (triple and single) eliminated Plateau AC 5-1 to reach the final. Paul Tomasovich electrified the crowd in his first at bat when he hit a home run over the 30 foot high fence in right center. Detroit came back with Bill Cole’s double being the big blow to take a 4-1 lead. The Pittsburgh crew came back in the 5th inning as Ron Kaintz and Mike Kovach both had back-to-back run scoring singles. They both scored on Jimmy Watts’ triple tying the score at 4 each. Skips winning run came in the 6th as Mike Orlando’s double plated Billy Caye who had singled. Bimbo McKenzie chipped in with 2 hits, including a RBI Double. The magical pitching of Lou Del Mastro kept the Detroit bats quiet in the top of the 7th to preserve a 5-4 championship for Skip & Hogan. John Stone of Milwaukee set a new Home Run record with 11. Paul Tomasovich led Skip & Hogan for the weekend (12-18, .667, with 4 doubles, 3 triples, 2 HRs and 6 RBIs). Del Mastro (9-15, .600, 4 doubles, 4 triples, while scoring 10 runs) and Kovach (9-17, . 529).

 FINAL STANDINGS
1-Hogan AC, Pittsburgh, PA 6-0
2-East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 5-2
3-Plateau Athletic Club, Maspeth, NYC, NY 6-2
4-Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 4-2
5-Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 3-2
6-Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 4-2
7-TWUA Textile Workers, Leakesville, NC 5-2
8-St. Clair Merchants, Cleveland, OH 4-2
9-Enterprise Bar, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
10-Grande-Leah, New Kensington, PA 5-2
11-Mt. Carmel Rec, Worcester, MA 3-2
12-Bud’s Cafe, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
13-University City Blackhawks, St. Louis, MO 3-2
14-Holcomb’s Ten, San Antonio, TX 2-2
15-Hartman Plumbing, Toledo, OH 2-2
16-Mike’s Bar, Minneapolis, MN 3-2
17-Savannah Motors, Savannah, GA 2-2
18-Merchants, Woodland, CA 2-2
19-Ready Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 1-2
20-N&S Auto, Rochester, NY 1-2
21-Knights St. John, Louisville, KY 1-2
22-Hamilton Tailors, Cincinnati, OH 1-2
23-Club 149, Trenton, NJ 1-2
23-Sills Sporting Goods, Hialeah-Miami, FL 2-2
25-Broward Sports Shops, Ft Lauderdale, FL 2-2
26-Club Grill, Westport, CT 1-2
27-Johnny’s Car Wash, Covington, KY 1-2
28-South Bend Merchants, South Bend, IN 1-2
29-V&M Foods, Pass Christian, MS 1-2
30-Bernson Silk Mills, Buena Vista, VA 1-2
31-Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 0-2
32-Reno County, South Hutchinson, KS 1-2
33-Bursch’s, Hopkins, MN 0-2
34-Lafayette Building Assoc., Lafayette, LA 0-2
35-Red Bull Transfer, Omaha, NE 0-2
36-Avenue Church, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
37-Joliet DX, Joliet, IL 0-2
38-Pabst Blue Ribbon, Atlanta, GA 0-2
39-Blair’s Tavern, Wilmington, DE 0-2
40-Russo’s, Providence, RI 0-2
41-Bridge City, LA 0-2
42-Miller High Life, Sheboygan, WI 0-2
43-Concrete Service, Great Falls, MT 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP- Bill Cole, East Side Sports (22-29, .758)
HR Leader – John Stone, Enterprise Bar – 11 (set National Tournament Home Run record)
Batting Leader – Bill Cole, East Side Sports (22-29) – .758
First Team
P- Lou Delmastro, Skip Hogan AC (5-0 pitching, 9-15, .600, 4 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
C- Bill Cole, East Side Sports- MVP
1B- John Stone, Enterprise Bar (11 HRs, 19 RBIs)
2B- Bob Beier, Plateau AC
3B- Wally Galba, East Side Sports
SS- Mike Kovach, Skip Hogan AC (9-17, .529)
SF- Mort Weinburg, Plateau AC
OF- Gene Gedeon, Sheffield Bronze (17-23, .739)
OF- Jim Pucket, East Side Sports (14-24, .587, 10 HRs)
OF- Mike Orlando, Skip Hogan AC (11-15, .733)
OF- Paul Tomsovich, Skip Hogan AC (12-18, .667, 2 HRs)
Honorable Mention:
Vin Brannigan and Neil O’Neill, both of Plateau AC.


1963 (at Jones Beach, NY)
Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY ———————————  Skip Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA
After Gatliffs had dismantled Skip Hogan’s 15-2 in the winner’s bracket final, the Pittsburgh squad came back to defeat the defending national champs, East Side Sporting Goods of Detroit 5-2 in the loser’s bracket final. This gave them another crack at Galiff’s. Skip Hogan won the first final 16-6 as they hit 6 home runs in the game. Jimmy Watts had 2 HRs and 2 doubles, Bill Downey also had 2 homers, including 4 RBIs. Pitcher Lou DelMastro had a double, triple and a 3-run homer, good for 5 RBIs.  Ron Diulus had the other homer.  After a 10 minute break, Gatliff’s came out. Bob Harrison of Gatliff hit home runs in his first two at bats, giving them a 3-0 lead. The Hogans came back with hits from Mike Kovach and Paul Tomasovach. Joe Bull Yimin scored them both with a double.  After Ron Diulus hit a single, moving Yimin to third, while Dilius went to second on the throw, Louie DelMastro scored them both with a hit to make the score 4-3 in favor of Hogan’s (DelMastro collected 7 RBIs in the two championship games). In the 5th inning, Skip Hogan’s made 3 errors and Bob Harrison scored the last two runners of the inning to give Gatliff a 9-4 lead. Tomasovich hit a 2-run HR in the 6th, but it wasn’t enough as Gatliff won the title 9-6. For Pittsburgh, Jimmy Watts had 5 HRs on the Tournament.  The legendary Myron Reinhardt was awarded the MVP award for his clutch hitting and overall excellence and leadership.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 7-1
2- Skip & Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA 7-2
3- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 6-2
4- Musicaro Foods, Massapequa Park, NY 5-2
5- Bill Elliott’s, Pittsburgh, PA 5-2
6- Lud & Angies, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
7- Karp Motors, Savannah, GA 5-2
8- Hamilton Tailors, Cincinnati, OH 5-2
9- TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC 4-2
10- Quinn Packing, Providence, RI 3-2
11- Lach’s Bar, Cleveland, OH 2-2
12- Sills Sporting Goods, Hialeah-Miami, FL 2-2
13- Strand Tavern, Waukesha, WI 4-2
14- Homer’s Boys, Louisville, KY 2-2
15- Westrums, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
16- VFW-World War Vets, Parkersburg, WV 2-2
17- Polish Hall, Madison, IL 3-2
18- Cote Saint Luc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2-2
19- Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St- Louis, MO 2-2
20- Earl’s Furniture, Knoxville, TN 2-2
21- Dick’s Market, Richmond, CA 2-2
22- Silver Springs Sports, Washington, DC 1-2
23- DeLoe’s Recreation, Hutchinson, KS 1-2
24- Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 1-2
25- Bernson Silk Mills, Buena Vista, VA   2-2
26- Local #20, Toledo, OH 2-2
27- St. Anthony’s, Wilmington, DE 1-2
28- Club 149, Trenton, NJ 1-2
29- Grande-Leah, New Kensington, PA 1-2
30- Indiana Avenue Church, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
31- Pabst Blue Ribbon, Atlanta, GA 0-2
32- St. Charles Ramblers, New Orleans, LA 0-2
33- Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 1-2
34- Mt. Carmel Rec, Worcester, MA 1-2
35- Trio’s Restaurant, Bridgeport, CT 1-2
36- Professor Erny’s Music, Lafayette, LA 0-2
37- Portway, Richfield-Bloomington, MN 0-2
38- Thompson State Builders, Cocoa, FL 0-2
39- Burgies, Davis-Sacramento, CA 0-2
40- Troubadours Social Club, Boston, MA 0-2
41- South Bend Merchants, South Bend, IN 0-2
42- Monroe Greenhouse, Monroe, MI 0-2
43- Babylon Republican Club, Babylon, NY 0-2
44- Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 0-2
45- Fox Lake Merchants, Chicago, IL 0-2
46- Al Green’s Tavern, Rochester, NY 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff Auto Sales (16-30, .533, 4 HRs)
HR Leaders – Lou Russo, Musicaro Foods (13-21, .619) – 6
HR Leaders – Jim Galloway, Musicaro Foods (15-24, .625) – 6
Batting Leader – James Mortl, Lud & Angies, Milwaukee (18-25) –  .720
Outstanding Defensive Player – Ken Bryson, Sills Sports Shop, Miami
First Team
P- Lou Delmastro, Skip Hogan AC
C- Lou Russo, Musicaro’s (13-21, .619, 6 HRs)
C- Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff Auto (16-30, .533, 4 HRs)
1B- Jim Galloway, Musicaro’s (15-24, .625, 6 HRs)
2B- Don Whitford, Gatliff Auto
3B- Bill Shuman, Karp Motors
SS- George Caloia, East Side Sports
OF- Jimmy Watts, Skip Hogan AC (5 HRs)
OF- Paul Tomasovich, Skip Hogan AC
OF- Emelio Zeke Sinicola, Musicaro’s
OF- Walt Roeckers, Bud’s Cafe
OF- Hal Wiggins, Gatliff Auto (14-27, .519, 2 HRs)

1963 Leading Hitters (at least 10 ABs)
Player, Team; (H-AB, Avg, HR)
1. Jim Mortl, Lud & Angies (18-25, .720)
2. Jim Puckett, East Side Sports (17-26, .654, 1HR)
3. Bill Downey, Skip Hogan (15-23, .652, 4 HRs)
4. F. Battista, Bill Elliots (16-25, .640, 1 HR)
5. Paul Nutley, Bud’s Cafe (14-22, .636)
6. Jim Galloway, Musicaro (15-24, .625, 6 HRs)
7. Lou Russo, Musicaro (13-21, .619, 6 HRs)
8. Ron Diulis, Skip Hogan AC (8-13, .615, 1 HR)
9. Bill Armfield, TWUA (6-10, .600)
10. Gene Cupertino, Lud & Angies (7-12, .583, 2 HRs)
11. Frank Frietag, Strand Tavern (11-19, .579)
12. Joe Gauci, East Side Sports (16-28, .571)
13. Stan Smiley, Cote Saint Luc (6-11, .545)
14. Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff Auto (16-30, .533, 4 HRs)
15. Hal Wiggins, Gatliff Auto (14-27, .519, 2 HRs)


1964 (at Springfield, OH)
Skip Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA ———————————  Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY
I
n a National Championship that featured a couple of great comebacks in the history of this event, Musicaro jumped out to an 11-5 lead on homers from Jim Galloway, Oscar Steadman and Lou Russo (3 hits in that game), Zeke Sinicola also had 3 hits for Musicaro’s – everybody at the tournament thought it was going to be a Musicaro-Gatliff championship matchup …. But, Gatliff come back in their usual  way and scored 7 runs in the 5th inning to eventually win 13-11.  In the final, Skips came came twice in the last two innings. Trailing 12-7 in the bottom of the 6th, the Skips scored 6 runs, highlighted by Paul Tomasovich’s (Tomasovich had 2 HRs in the game) homer to give his team a 13-12 lead. Gatliffs came back with 4 runs in the top of the 7th behind Bob Harrison’s HR (That was Harrison’s 3rd of the game) to take a 16-13 lead. Skips pushed across 2 runs with a series of hits and with 2 outs, up comes George Siford of Skips to pinch hit with with 2 runners on base. Siford hits a dramatic walk off 3- run homer to give Skips the championship 18-16 over Gatliff.  Lost in all the commotion was the incredible feat pulled off by TWUA’s Don Arndt, as he had a weekend for the ages. It was stated that he started the tournament with 22 consecutive hits. He finished up 24-26 for a .923 average and also was the Home Run leader with 10. He was also walked intentionally 9 times.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Skip AC, Pittsburgh, PA 6-0
2- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 6-2
3- Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, NY 6-2
4- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 6-2
5- TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC 5-2
6- Tom Sweeney’s Pontiac, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
7- Hudepohl Beer, Springfield, OH 4-2
8- Duff’s, Minneapolis, MN 4-2
9- Cities Service, Milwaukee, WI 4-2
10- Ready Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 4-2
11- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
12- John M. Forster Company, Rochester, NY 3-2
13- Fox Lake, Chicago Metro, IL 3-2
14- Ragusa Market, Gretna-New Orleans, LA 3-2
15- Stubbs Howe Company, Savannah, GA 3-2
16- Olden AA, Trenton, NJ 2-2
17- Krivan Club, Springdale, PA 2-2
18- Christy’s Eggs, Cleveland, OH 2-2
19- Tom Benson Chevy, San Antonio, TX 2-2
20- Pizza Hut, Hutchinson, KS 2-2
21- Quinn Packing, Providence, RI 2-2
22- Caruso Florist, Washington DC 2-2
23- Rockledge Electric, Cocoa, FL 2-2
24- Farmers Merchants Bank, Breaux Bridge, LA 2-2
25- Mira’s Cafe, Bellvue, OH 2-2
26- Quality Aluminum, Coldwater, MI 2-2
27- Rueters, St. Louis Park, MN 2-2
28- Strand Tavern, Waukesha, WI 2-2
29- Park Lumber, Bremerton, WA 2-2
30- May Avenue Methodist, Oklahoma City, OK 1-2
31- Spengler Dawes, Granite City, IL 1-2
32- Venice Cafe, Boston, MA 1-2
33- Tucci & Sons, Tacoma, WA 1-2
34- Cavalier AC, Petersburg, VA 1-2
35- Assembly of God, Mesa, AZ 1-2
36- Schubert’s, Indianapolis, IN 0-2
37- Red Bull Transfer, Omaha, NE 0-2
38- St. Anthony’s, Wilmington, DE 0-2
39- McConaghy Drugs, Mobile, AL 0-2
40- Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 0-2
41- Strats, Atlanta, GA 0-2
42- Dorothy’s Lounge, St. Louis, MO 0-2
43- Top Hatters, Bickmore-Clay, WV 0-2
44- Surfside, Restaurant, Fairfield, CT                 0-2
45- North St. Paul VFW, St. Paul, MN 0-2
46- Millbury Old Time Inn, Millbury, MA                 0-2
47- Bill’s Tavern, Evansville, IN 0-2
48- Plaza Gardens, Toledo, OH 0-2
49- Canister Stores, Whitley City, KY 0-2
50- Cafe Ideal, Miami, FL 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (17-24, .708, 7 HRs, 2 Doubles, 4 Triples)
HR Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA – 10
Batting Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA (24-26, 2 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 9 Intentional Walks) – .923 – Set new National Tournament Batting record
First Team
P- Lou DelMastro, Skip AC
C-Hudson Knock, Gatliff’s
1B- Barry Norman, Gatliff’s
2B- Ray Whitey Brown, Gatliff’s
3B- Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC
SS- Mike Kovach, Skip AC
OF- Oscar Steadman, Musicaro’s
OF- Clint Boisel, Hudepohl Beer
OF- Bob Harrison, Gatliff’s
OF- Jim Galloway, Musicaro’s


1965 (at Maumee, OH)
Skip A.C., Pittsburgh, PA ————————————  Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY
Skip AC won this championship in dominating fashion, with tremendous defense and the pitching of Lou DelMastro. Skips defeated a great Swing Inn team from Cleveland in the winner’s bracket final 6-2 and then Swing Inn lost the loser’s bracket final to Gatliff’s 13-5 to finish 3rd. In the championship, that wasn’t even close, Skips exploded for 9 home runs in the 23-7 Championship Game victory. They scored 9 runs in the second inning. Bill Downey started it off with a 3-run Homer. Jimmy Watts had a 2-run homer and Bill Hopkins and George Siford also hit homers in the inning.  Bill Hopkins, George Siford and Bill Downey all hit 2 home runs in the game, while Jimmy Wallace, Joe ‘Bull’ Yimen and Paul Tomasovich also hit home runs. Skip AC had 25 hits during the game and their cause was helped by the fact Gatliff committed 5 errors.   Ageless Myron Reinhardt hit .770 (17-22) to lead the Gatliff team. MVP Pitcher Lou Delmastro upped his ASA National Championship record to 25-2 with this 7-0 performance.  Skips were 26-6 in their Pittsburgh Metro League and 18-1 in tournament play for a 54-7 total record.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Skip AC, Pittsburgh, PA 7-0
2- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 6-2
3- Swing Inn, Cleveland, OH 6-2
4- Tirabassi Excavators, Kenosha, WI 4-2
5- Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
5- Vigilant AA, York, PA 5-2
7- Chadwick Construction, Meriden, CT 4-2
7- Millbury Old Time Inn, Millbury, MA                 4-2
9- Seaport Inn, Toledo, OH 3-2
9- Gonzalez Mexican Foods, Richmond, CA 4-2
9- TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC 4-2
9- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 5-2
13- Dick’s Market, Richmond-Oakland, CA 3-2
13- A.D. McCombs, San Antonio, TX 2-2
13- Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 3-2
13- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 2-2
17- Al’s Sports Center, Danville, KY 3-2
17- Penn TV, Cranston, RI 3-2
17- Ready-Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 4-2
17- Fountain’s Marine, Savannah, GA 3-2
17- Duff’s Westrums, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
17- Beavercreek Merchants, Beavercreek, OH 2-2
17- Donaldsville Independents, New Orleans, LA 2-2
25- Falstaffers, Rock Hill, SC 1-2
25- Brookline BYMC Club, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
25- Hays Trucking, Phoenix, AZ 2-2
25- Foster Lumber Company, Dodge City, KS 1-2
25- Monroe Bombers, Monroe, MI 2-2
25- Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, NY 2-2
25- Hayes International, Birmingham, AL 1-2
25- Professor Erny’s Music, Omaha, NE 1-2
25- East Toledo Independents, Toledo, OH 1-2
33- Family Tavern, Washington DC 2-2
33- Kelly’s Jet System, Richmond, VA 1-2
33- Pisut’s Funeral Home, Joliet-Chicago, IL 0-2
33- Del Campo Baking, Wilmington, DE 1-2
33- Polish Hall, Granite City, IL 0-2
33- John M. Forster Company, Rochester, NY 0-2
33- Lusardi’s Schaefer, Somerville, NJ 1-2
33- The Players Tavern, Tacoma, WA 0-2
33- Hillcrest Bowl, St. Paul, MN 0-2
33- M.B. Hagen Company, Hopkins, MN 0-2
33- Southern Bell Dairy, Danville, KY 0-2
33- Sperry Electric, Long Beach, MS 0-2
33- Lake Drive Liquors, Cocoa, FL 1-2
33- Beachcombers Drive-In, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
33- Jo-Dog Manufacturing, Bedford, IN 0-2
33- Tasmanian Devils, St. Louis, MO 0-2
49- Cote St. Luc Leafs, Quebec, Canada 0-2
49- Trinity Lutheran, Atlanta, GA 1-2
49- McConaghy Drugs, Mobile, AL 0-2
49- Texas Club, Miles City, MT 0-2
49- Omaha Ace Roofing, Omaha, NE 0-2
49- Opalock Merchants, Miami, FL 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – Lou DelMastro, Skip AC (7-0, 29 runs allowed in 7 games)
HR Leaders – Jack Goodrich, Swing Inn – 5
HR Leaders – Don Hansen, Chadwick Construction – 5
HR Leaders – Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers – 5
HR Leaders – George Siford, Skip AC – 5
HR Leaders – Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC – 5
Batting Leader – Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers (13-15) – .867
First Team
P- Lou Delmastro, Skip AC
C- Ted Budny, Cactus Club
1B- Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers
IF- Hudson Knock, Gatliff’s
IF- Ron Kaintz, Skip AC
IF- Jack Goodrich, Swing Inn
IF- Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC
OF- Don Hansen, Chadwick Construction
OF- Dennis, DeLoria, Tirabassi
OF- George Siford, Skip AC
OF- Bob Black, Ready-Mix


1966 (at Parma, OH)
Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI ———————————  County Sports, Levittown, NY
After losing to 2-time defending champ, Skip AC 13-5 in their first game and then a rain delay in which more then 2 inches of rain fell, County Sports won 10 straight games the last 31 hours to reach the finals. Michael’s Lounge, behind MVP Mike Axelson, beat Swing Inn of Cleveland 20-4 in the winner’s bracket finals and then sat back as County Sports beat Cleveland’s Swing Inn in a 18-17 slugfest behind the home run heroics of Jim Galloway. In less than ideal conditions, Big Jim (11 HRs) and pitcher Bill Brown (.690 batting average) led County Sports, who scored 174 runs and gave up 87 runs in that span, all the way back to the finals. All total, they scored 179 runs and hit 41 HRs. All those game took its toll on the Long Islanders as Michael’s Lounge defeated them 10-0 in the championship. Michael’s had 14 hits to County Sports’ 3. MVP Mike Axelson went 5-5 with 3 HRs in the Championship game to lead Michael’s.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI  7-0
2- County Sports, Levittown, NY 10-2
3- Swing Inn, Cleveland, OH  5-2
4- Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH  6-2
5- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI  4-2
5- Titans, Maspeth-Queens, NY  4-2
7- Helf-Erie Sheet Metal, Cleveland, OH  4-2
7- Vigilant AA, York, PA  6-2
9- Brookline Young Men’s Club, Pittsburgh, PA  4-2
10- Jo’s Pizza, Milton, FL  3-2
10- Seymour Merchants, Seymour, IN  3-2
10- Gonzalez Mexican Foods, Richmond, CA  3-2
13- B.B. Stone Insurance, Georgetown, KY  4-2
13- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY  4-2
13- Yuci’s Boys Club, Port Chester, NY  4-2
16- Skip AC, Pittsburgh, PA  3-2
17- Blair’s Tavern, Wilmington, DE  3-2
17- Family Tavern, Washington, DC  3-2
19- Mt. Carmel, Joliet-Chicago, IL  2-2
19- Chadwick Construction, Meriden, CT  2-2
19- Falstaffers, Rock Hill, SC  2-2
19- St. Louis Metro, MO  2-2
19- J.P. Clyde, Knoxville, TN  2-2
19- Stonefingers, Parkersburg, WV  2-2
25- Spearville AMPRO, Dodge City, KS  2-2
25- Mass. State-Worcester, MA  2-2
25- Duff’s Westrum, Minneapolis, MN  2-2
25- Livingston All Stars, Newark, NJ  2-2
25- Olden AA, Trenton, NJ  2-2
25- Huffman Oil, Burlington, NC  2-2
25- The Texans, San Antonio, TX  2-2
25- Mike’s Bar, Toledo, OH  2-2
33- Sportsland, Battle Creek, MI  1-2
33- M.B. Hagen Company, Hopkins, MN  1-2
33- Earl’s Tap, Providence, RI  1-2
33- Granite City, Madison, IL  1-2
33- Donaldsville Independents, New Orleans, LA  1-2
33- Hayes, Birmingham, AL  1-2
33- City Glass, Omaha, NE  1-2
33- Standard Industrial Laundries, Cinn., OH  1-2
33- Players Tavern, Tacoma, WA  1-2
33- Twi-Lite Drive-In, Great Falls, MT  1-2
33- Mark’s Brothers, Miami, FL  1-2
33- First Federal Savings & Loans, Mobile, AL  1-2
45- Weeks Dairy, Dover, NH  0-2
45- Gene Lobe Rich Heat, Bremerton, WA  0-2
45- Icore Industries, Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA  0-2
45- Falstaff Bar, Fort Smith, AR  0-2
49- Okay Tires, Twin Falls, ID  0-2
49- Berry Brothers, Fredericksburg, VA  0-2
49- Becker’s, Waukesha, WI  0-2
49- Haskin’s Sporting Goods, Burlington, IA  0-2
49- Townhouse Motor Inn, Kansas City, MO  0-2
49- Jacksonville Metro, FL  0-2
49- Elliot Sales, Rome, GA  0-2
49- Canton Butane, Canton, MS  0-2
49- Bankers Life Insurance, Oklahoma City, OK  0-2
49- Hillcrest Lounge, St. Paul, MN  0-2
49- Strats, Atlanta, GA  0-2
49- Ragu Foods, Rochester, NY  0-2
49- R.I.T.C., Buffalo, NY  0-2
49- Taco Bell, Mesa, AZ  0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – Mike Axelson, Michael’s Lounge (23-29, .792, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Bill Brown, County Sports  – (10-2, gave up less then 10 runs a game)
HR Leader – Jim Galloway, County Sports (20-41, .488, 29 RBIs) – 11 – tied all time national tournament HR record
Batting Leader – Mike Axelson, Michael’s – .792
P- Bill Brown, County Sports  – (20-29, .690, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs)
C- Howie Krause, Swing Inn (14-24, .583, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs)
IF- Mike Axelson, Michael’s (23-29, .793, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
IF- Jim Galloway, County Sports (20-41, .488, 11 HRs, 29 RBs)
IF- Bob Harrison, Wilsman Trucking (11-23, ,478, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs)
IF- Wally Galba, Michael’s (14-24, .583, HR, 10 RBIs)
IF- Steve Loya, Swing Inn (16-24, .667, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
OF- Mike Gouin, Michael’s (11-21, .524, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs)
OF- Stu Levine, Helf-Erie (16-21, .762, 10 RBIs)
OF- Fred Maas, Copper Hearth (14-19, .737, 19 RBIs)
OF- Mort Weinberg, NYC Titans (13-21, .619, 3 HRS, 9 RBIs)


1967 (at Parma, OH)
Jim’s Sport Shop, Pittsburgh PA ——————————  Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI
Jim’s Sports Shop started the season as Skip AC, but Jim’s Sports Shop took over the financial backing by the end of the season. Miller “Killer” Adams of Jim’s was a dominating force at bat and in the field as Jims beat the defending champs 14-8 to win the title.  Paul Tomasovich hit a home run and collected 3 RBIs in the final game. Tomasovich ended up 15-29 (.517) for the tournament. Both Ray Kruel and Andy Zilka also had 3 RBIs. Tex Collins of Michael’s hit 4 HRs against County Sports, but it took Jack Westerlund’s walk off 3-run homer in the 7th inning to eliminate the Long Islanders 22-21 and send  Michael’s to the finals where they defeated Jim’s 9-5 in the first final. Collins hit 13 HRs to set a record, 6 straight at one point.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Jim’s Sports Shop, Pittsburgh, PA 6-1
2- Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI 6-2
3- County Sports, Levittown, NY 4-2
4- Twin City Construction, Southington, CT 5-2
5- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, MI 4-2
7- Erie Sheet Metal, Cleveland, OH 2-2
7- Snyder Masonry, Detroit, MI 3-2
9- Hudepohl Beer, Springfield, OH 2-2
9- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
9- LaGrange Screw, LaGrange, OH 3-2
9- Kwik Car Wash, Parma, OH 2-2
13- Heidleberg, Tacoma, WA 2-2
13- Abrams Texaco, Cincinnati, MO 2-2
13- Breton Motors, Rochester, NY 2-2
13- Kobax Corporation, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
17- AD McCombs, San Antonio, TX 1-2
17- Country Side Realty, Hopkins, MN 0-2
17- Dominiques Motors, Beau Bridge, LA 1-2
17- Jimmy’s Colonial Inn, Richmond, VA 0-2
17- Marks Brothers, Miami, FL 1-2
17- Tom’s #2, Columbus, GA 1-2
17- Bayer-Mingola, Millbury, MA 1-2
17- Fred’s Colonial Inn, Washington DC 1-2
25- Jo’s Pizza House, Milton, FL 0-2
25- Max Hay Specialties, Phoenix, AZ 0-2
25- Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, MO 0-2
25- Non-Ferrous Metal Fabrics, Cleveland, OH 0-2
25- E.C. Womack AC, Virginia Beach, VA 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – Miller Adams, Jim’s Sports Shop (16-24, .667, 7 HRs, 13 RBIs)
HR Leader – Carl Tex Collins, Michael’s Lounge (17-27, .630, 27 RBIs) – 13 – set New National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 11
Batting Leader – Ray Corky Kruel, Jim’s Sport Shop (19-23) – .840
P- Bill Brown, County Sports
C- Carl Tex Collins, Michael’s
1B- John Stone, Copper Hearth
2B- Ray Corky Kruel, Jim’s
3B- Jim Galloway, County Sports
SS- John Lorenzo, Twin Cities Construction
OF- Miller Killer Adams, Jim’s
OF- Mike Gouin, Michael’s
OF- Bob Malicki, Michael’s
OF- Steve Shurina, County Sports


1968 (at Jones Beach, NY)
County Sports, Levittown, NY ———————————  Jo’s Pizza House, Milton, FL
Jo’s Beat County Sports 7-5 in winners bracket final , County Sports then came back and beat Jo’s twice 11-7, 17-12 to win the crown. Bert Smith hit HRs in his first two at bats to ignite County Sports in the Final championship game.  Smith came up big the Long Island team every game getting 23 hits and 24 RBIs in the teams 8 games. County Sports’ Jim Galloway chipped in with 11 HRs and 17 RBIs, and along with Bill Malloy (9 HRs, 19 RBIs), Lou Russo (5 HRs, 13 RBIs) and Pitcher Bill Brown’s 5 HRs, led an explosive offense. HT Waller was a one man machine for Jo’s Pizza as he led them going 13-21 (.619)  with 9 HRs and 17 RBIs.  Jo’s Pitcher Gerry Martello and Outfielder Luther Ates played outstanding defense for Jo’s.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- County Sports, Levittown, NY 7-1
2- Jo’s House of Pizza, Milton, FL 4-2
3- Dick Luken Volkswagon, Cincinnati, OH 5-2
4- Wilsman Truckers, Hamilton, OH 5-2
5- Erie Sheet Metal, Cleveland, OH 3-2
6- Heidleberg Beer, Tacoma, WA 2-2
7- Anderson Shell Misfits, Anderson, SC 4-2
8- Hudepohl Beer, SPringfield, OH 3-2
9- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
10- Twin Cities Construction, Meridan, CT 3-2
11- Kobax Corporation, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
12- Ragu Foods, Rochester, NY 2-2
13- Climatic Air Rams, Maspeth, NY 2-2
14- Bayer & Mingola, Millbury, MA 2-2
15- Kutis Funeral Hone, St. Louis, MO 2-2
16- Playboy Tavern, Kennewick, WA 2-2
17- Central Brevard Merchants, Cocoa, FL 1-2
18- Shakey’s, Rockville, MD 1-2
19- Colonial Inn, Richmond, VA 0-2
20- Mahan Ford, Columbus, IN 0-2
21- Gene’s Sunoco, Cleveland, OH 1-2
22- Countryside Realty, Hopkins, MN 0-2
23- S.M. Pisut, Joliet, IL 1-2
24- Buck Moore’s Service Station, Macon, GA 0-2
25- Wamble Realty, Virginia Beach, VA 0-2
26- Del Campo Baking, Wilmington, DE 0-2
27- Coast Wholesalers Supply, Long Beach, MS 0-2
28- Kilberg-Grochran, San Carlos, CA 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – Bert Smith, County Sports (23-37, .622, 11 HRs, 24 RBIs, 19 Runs scored)
HR Leader Bert Smith, County Sports – 11
Batting Leader – Bill Goedde, Dick Luken Volkswagon (13-16, 9 RBIs, 3 runs) – .813
First Team
P- Jerry Martello, Jo’s (5-19, .263)
C- Bill Malloy, County Sports (21-33, .638, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 14 Runs)
1B- Lou Russo, County Sports (20-35, .571, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
2B- HT Waller, Jo’s (13-21, .619, 9 HRs, 17 RBIs, 11 Runs)
3B- Bill Goedde, Dick Luken (13-16, .813)
SS- Tom DeLanzo, Hudepohl Beer (12-21. .571)
OF- Bob Schugman, County Sports (19-38, .500, 2 RBIs, 12 Runs)
OF- Jerry Booker, Wilsman Trucking (16-26, .615, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 13 Runs)
OF- Bert Smith, County Sports  (23-37, .622, 11 HRs, 24 RBIs, 19 Runs)
OF- Luther Ates, Jo’s (10-22, .455)
Second Team
P- Ron Ritter, Jiffy Club (10-16, .625, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs)
C- Mark Chandler, Erie Sheet Metal (10-16, .625, 4 HRs,10 RBIs)
1B- Cal Bodenstein, Jo’s Pizza (9-19, .476, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs)
2B- Jim Galloway, County Sports (19-35, .543, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 17 Runs)
3B- Mac Stalcup, Golden Gallons (9-13, .692, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs)
SS- Roy Hill, Golden Gallons (8-17, .471)
OF- Larry Harbin, Anderson Shell (13-22, .591, 11 RBIs)
OF- Gordon Pfeiffer, Heidelberg Beer (10-12, .833, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs)
OF- Junior Riggs, Jiffy Club (8-13, .615, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs)
OF- Otto Knowles, Jo’s (10-18, .556)


1969 (at Parma, OH)
Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI ———————————  Jo’s Pizza House, Milton, FL
HT Waller almost single handily carried Jo’s to the championship. He had 7 HRs and 16 RBIs in the final 4 games. Jo’s eliminated Little Caesars 21-19 as Waller hit 3 HRs. Then Waller’s HR  won the first final 8-6 over Copper Hearth. In the Final championship, Copper Hearth led 8-1, Waller hit two 3-Run HRs to pull them to 13-11, but fell just short. Copper ended up winning 13-12. Jim Becker led Copper Hearth all weekend with a .593 batting average including 6 HRs and 20 RBIs. Tony Galecke also hit .593 and he scored 16 Runs. Mike Grbich led the Hearth Men with a .609 average (14-23). Duke Mass chipped in with a .556. Luther Ates was the table setter for Jo’s House of Pizza collecting 23 hits and scoring 17 Runs.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 6-1
2- Jo’s Pizza, Milton, FL 7-2
3- Little Caesar’s, Detroit, MI                 5-2
4- County Sports, Levitton, NY 5-2
5- Gene’s Sohio, Parma, OH 5-2
6- Hicksville Astro Motor Inn, Hicksville, NY 3-2
7- Golden Gallon, Chattanooga, TN 3-2
8- Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 4-2
9- Teamsters Local #293, Cleveland, OH 2-2
10- Pyramid Cafe, Cleveland, OH 3-2
11- 615 Lounge, York, PA 3-2
12- Ciccio’s Homes, Plainville, CT 3-2
13- Eddie’s Cafe, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
14- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 2-2
15- Glidewell Brothers, Richmond, VA 2-2
16- Plumbing & Heating, Maplewood, MN 2-2
17- Canal Lanes, Southampton, MA 1-2
18- Gramma’s Lucky, Billings, MT 1-2
19- Greggs Lettering, Oakland, CA 1-2
20- Romero Music Company, New Iberia, LA 1-2
21- Tom’s, Columbus, GA 1-2
22- Pantorium Cleaners, Dayton, OH 2-2
23- Jerry’s Catering, Miami, FL 1-2
24- Heidelberg, Tacoma, WA 2-2
25- Shakey’s Pizza, Washington, DC 1-2
26- Kwajalein All Stars, Marshall Islands 0-2
27- Virginia Door, Chesapeake, VA 0-2
28- Al Green’s Tavern, Rochester, NY 0-2
29- Wilmar Lounge, St. Louis, MO 0-2
30- Central Brevard Merchants, Cocoa, FL 0-2
31- D.K. Asphalt, St. Louis, MO 0-2
32- Shipwreck Lounge, Phoenix, AZ 0-2
33- Professional Disc. Pharmacy, Ok City, OK 0-2
34- Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – H.T. Waller, Jo’s Pizza House (19-32, .594, 16 HRs, 28 RBIs, 21 Runs Scored, 6 Intentional Walks)
HR Leader – H.T. Waller, Jo’s Pizza House – 16 – set New National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 13
Batting Leader – Joe Konicki, Hicksville Astros (16-20, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 15 Runs scored) – .800
First Team
P- Jerry Martello, Jo’s (16-34, .471, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
C- Joe Konicki, Hicksville Astros (16-20, .800, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 15 Runs)
C- Tex Collins, Little Caesars (17-26, .654, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 16 Runs)
1B- Jim Becker, Copper Hearth (16-27, .593, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 16 Runs)
2B- HT Waller, Jo’s ((19-32, .594, 16 HRs, 28 RBIs, 21 Runs)
3B- Bill Cole, Little Caesars (14-25, .560, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
SS- Chet Forte, County Sports (19-28, .679, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 12 Runs)
OF- Bert Smith, County Sports (22-34, .647, 14 HRs, 26 RBIs, 20 Runs)
OF- Luther Ates, Jo’s (23-38, .605, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs, 17 Runs)
OF- Tom Sorcic, Copper Hearth (13-26, .500, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
OF- Gerry Lyle, Jo’s (18-34, .529, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 13 Runs)
UT- Jim Galloway, County Sports (19-30, .633, 11 HRs, 21 RBIs, 20 Runs)
UT- Steve Loya, Gene’s Sohio (14-25, .560, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Second Team
P- Tom Cannonberg, Copper Hearth (5-21, .238, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
P- Jim True, Wilsman Trucking (14-21, .667, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
C- Ben Hogan, Golden Gallons (15-21, .714, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
C- Dan Vlahovic, Teamsters Local  (no info)
1B- Mike Axelson, Little Caesars (18-25, .720, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
2B- Joe Petriello, Hicksville Astros (9-20, .450, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
3B- Fred Maas, Copper Hearth (10-18, .556, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
SS- Wayne Chopus, Ciccio’s Homes (13-17, .765, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
OF- Tom Drabik, Gene’s Sohio  (no info)
OF- Carl Neubauer, Copper Hearth (12-29, .414 , 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)
OF- Jim Wessel, Wilsman Trucking (17-25, .680, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
OF- Tony Galecke, Copper Hearth (16-27, .593, 4 RBIs, 15 Runs)
UT- Bill Malloy, County Sports (19-32, .594, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15 Runs)
UT- Al Waltz, Little Caesars (12-19, .632, 5 RBI’s, 4 Runs)


1970 (at Southgate, MI)
Little Caesar’s, Southgate, MI ——————————–  Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI
Little Caesars beat Copper Hearth in the winners bracket final 32-9 (9 HRs) and again in the championship 40-11 (17 HRs). Three Players combined for ten of the homers, Tex Collins and Bob Auten both hit 4 and Bill Cole hit 3. Carl Neubauer (19-28, .678, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs) and Fred Duke Maas (16-26, .615, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs) led Copper Hearth. Bob Auten (17-25, .680, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 15 Runs scored) and Bill Cole (14-25, .560, 10 HRs, 16 RBIs) of Little Caesars also had big tournaments. Little Caesars hit 34 Home runs in its last 3 games. In the final championship game, every Little Caesar starter hit at least one home run.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Little Caesars, Southgate, MI 6-0
2- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
3- Worthington Steel, Columbus, OH 5-2
4- Golden Gallons, Chattanooga, TN 4-2
5- Valley Merchants, Langdale, AL 5-2
6- Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC 4-2
7- Seymour Merchants, Seymour, IN 3-2
8- Teamsters Local #293, Cleveland, OH 4-2
9- Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 3-2
10- Pile Drivers, Virginia Beach, VA 3-2
11- Canal Lanes, Southampton, MA 2-2
12- Century Tire, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
13- County Sports, Levittown, NY 2-2
14- Omar’s Bays, Shelbysville, KY 2-2
15- Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH 2-2
16- Southern Fastener, Mobile, AL 2-2
17- Bam Bace, Port Chester, NY 1-2
18- Chrysler’s, Decatur, IL 1-2
19- Ciccio Homes, Southington, CT 1-2
20- Aero Oil Company, York, PA 1-2
21- Heidelberg, Tacoma, WA 1-2
22- Haufbrau-Kountz, Bozeman, MT 1-2
23- Pacific Standard, Burlingame, CA 1-2
24- Andy’s, Richmond, VA 1-2
25- Meader Construction, San Antonio, TX 0-2
26- Duff’s, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
27- Brown-Remy, Waverly, OH 0-2
28- Wilmar Lounge, St. Louis, MO 0-2
29- Cooper Brothers, New Iberia, LA 0-2
30- Priced Rite Trophy, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
31- Knittig, St. Louis, MO 0-2
32- Fulford TV, Rockville, MD 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – Mike Gouin, Little Caesar’s (19-26, .730, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 17 Runs)
Jay Justice, Worthington Steel (20 RBIs, 14 Runs, 16-28, .570) – 11
Batting Leader – Bob Swords, Worthington Steel (21-28, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs, 17 Runs) – .750
First Team
P- Don Arndt, Howard Furniture
P- Bob Auten, Little Caesars (17-25, .680, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 15 Runs scored)
C- Ron Patterson, Golden Gallons
C- Bob Swords, Worthington Steel (21-28, .750, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs, 17 Runs)
1B- Jim Becker, Copper Hearth
2B- Tony Mazza, Little Caesars
3B- Bill Cole, Little Caesars  (14-25, .560, 10 HRs, 16 RBIs)
SS- Paul Riggs, Golden Gallons
OF- Mike Gouin, Little Caesars
OF- Fred Duke Maas, Copper Hearth  (16-26, .615, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs)
OF- Carl Doc Neubauer, Copper Hearth (19-28, .678, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs)
OF- Jay Justice, Worthington Steel  (16-28, .570, 11 HRs, 20 RBIs, 14 Runs)
UT- Phil Schroer, Seymour Merchants
UT- Bill Pope, Valley Merchants
Second Team
P- Stan Harvey, Golden Gallons
P- Bill Agler, Worthington Steel
C- Jim York, Howard Furniture
C- Gary Ritter, Omar’s Boys
1B- Elmer McDaniels, Valley Merchants
2B- Ron Porter, Worthington Steel
3B- Mac Stalcup, Golden Gallons
SS- Darrell Leake, Warren Motors
OF- Bob Silvers, Teamsters Local
OF- Gary Ladue, Little Caesars
OF- Thad Malinowski, Howard’s Furnuture
OF- Gary Haskew, Golden Gallons
UT- Bob Malecki, Little Caesars
UT- Terry Robertson, Valley Merchants


1971 (at Parma, OH)
Virginia Beach Pile Drivers, Virginia Beach, VA  ————————  Little Caesar’s, Southgate, MI
Bert Smith hit a 3-run homer to spark the Piledrivers to a 9-4 win in the Championship Game over Little Caesars, who lost their opening round game to Howard’s Furniture and won 8 straight games before being beaten in the final. Bob Auten (11 HRs, 19 RBIs), Tex Collins (7 HRs, 18 RBIs) and Bill Cole (6 HRs, 10 RBIs), Gary LaDue (4 HRs, 10 RBIs), Bob Malicki (5 HRs, 15 RBIs) and Mike Gouin (8 HRs, 17 RBIs) all led Little Caesars back to the final. Johnny Dollar (14-23, .609, 14 RBIs), Nick Sessoms and Lynwood Strickland all played a big role in the Piledrivers Championship Run. MVP Bert Smith came up big when it counted once again. He was 15-22 for a .682 average with 7 HRs and 22 RBIs.

 FINAL STANDINGS
1- Pile Drivers, Virginia Beach, VA 6-0
2- Little Caesars, Detroit, MI   8-2
3- Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH 4-2
4- Century Tire, Cincinnati, OH 5-2
5- Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC 3-2
6- Gene’s-Angelo’s, Parma, OH 3-2
7- Al Stokes V.W., Houston, TX 3-2
8- Maplewood Plumbing, St. Paul, MN 3-2
9- Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 3-2
10- Stroh’s, Springfield, OH 2-2
11- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
12- Trailways, Knoxville, TN 3-2
13- Brookline YMC, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
14- Virginia Door, Norfolk, VA 2-2
15- Pacific Standard Life, Davis, CA 2-2
16- Clutch Specialty, Mobile, AL 2-2
17- Al’s Green Tavern, Rochester, NY 1-2
18- Green Belt Shell, Washington, DC 1-2
19- Johnny Mac’s Sport, St. Louis, MO 1-2
20- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
21- Taylor Brothers, Providence, RI 1-2
22- Eastway Construction, Eastlake, OH 1-2
23- Queen City Motors, Burlington, VT 1-2
24- Valley Merchants, Langdale, AL 1-2
25- Cagles Cardinals, Lawton, OK 0-2
26- South-Shore Outdoor, Long Island, NY 0-2
27- Taggares, Othello, WA 0-2
28- Priced Rite Trophy, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
29- Wilmer-Bilgere, St. Louis, MO 0-2
30- Daly Drive-In, Westland, MI 0-2
31- Heidelberg, Tacoma, WA 0-2
32- Curve Form, Youngstown, OH 0-2

All Star Selections
MVP – Bert Smith, Pile Drivers (15-22, .682, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)
HR Leader – Jim Pucket, Little Caesar’s (21-30, .700, 26 RBIs, 22 Runs) – 13
Batting Leader – Bill Gatti, Jiffy’s Club (13-15, 9 HRs, 17 RBIs, 13 Runs) – .867
First Team
P- Don Griever, Stroh’s
P- Bob Auten, Little Caesars (11 HRs, 19 RBIs)
C- Dave Lane, Trailways
C- Tex Collins, Little Caesars (7 HRs, 18 RBIs)
1B- Terry Smith, Stroh’s
2B- Nick Sessoms, Piledrivers
3B- Bill Cole, Little Caesars (.500, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs)
SS- Don Jones, Howard’s
OF- Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (13-15, .867, 9 HRs, 17 RBIs, 13 Runs)
OF- Bert Smith, Piledrivers (15-22, .682, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)
OF- Andy Loya, Gene-Angelo’s
OF- Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (21-30, .700, 13 HRs, 26 RBIs, 22 Runs)
UT- Ed Green, Pacific Standard Life
UT- Lynwood Strickland, Piledrivers
Second Team
P- Don Arndt, Howard’s
P- Joe Yacabet, Non Ferrous Metal
C- Myron Rozmark, Maplewood Plumbing
C- Preston Powell, Non Ferrous
1B- Emory Lucas, Century Tire
2B- Carl Tomsic, Non Ferrous Metal
3B- John DeVoss, Pacific Standard
SS- Bob Malicki, Little Caesars (5 HRs, 15 RBIs)
OF- Johnny Dollar, Piledrivers (14-23, .609, 14 RBIs)
OF- Tommy Maiden, Howard Furniture
OF- Jerry Marcum, Al Stokes VW
OF- Corky Rogers, Warren Motors
UT- Bob Rosin, Non Ferrous Metals
UT- Steve Loya, Gene-Angelo’s


1972 (at  Jacksonville, FL)
Jiffy’s Club, Louisville, KY ————————————-  Triton Petroleum, Wichita. KS
Jiffy Club trailed Triton Petroleum 14-12 at one point before they came back and won the championship over Triton 24-14 after previously beating them 23-15 in winners bracket final. Triton made it back to the finals by eliminating Warren Motors 19-17. Hometown favorite Warren had previously eliminated County Sports, Little Caesars and Howard’s Furniture. With Cobbie Harrison only making three outs and Bill Gatti slugging home runs (he hit 6 in one game), Jiffy was too powerful for the Triton squad. Don Arndt of 4th place Howard’s was the MVP after an incredible display of hitting. Doug Majher led Triton for the weekend with a 20-27 (.747), 6 HRs, 19 RBIs performance.

 FINAL STANDINGS

All Star Selections
MVP – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (21-28, .750, 13 HRs, 23 RBIs, 19 Runs) – won MVP, even though his team finished 4th
HR Leaders – Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (20-28, .714, 28 RBIs, 22 Runs) – 14
HR Leaders – Al White, Warren Motor’s (30-36, .833, 33 RBIs, 26 Runs) – 14
Batting Leader – Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (29-32, 13 HRs, 22 RBIs) – .906
First Team
P- Don Arndt, Howard Furniture
P- Bob Auten, Little Caesars
C- Van Jenkins, Warren Motors
C- Randall Elser, Stauffer’s Realty
1B- Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club
2B- Ron Yates, Howard Furniture
3B- Doug Majhers, Triton Petroleum
SS- Mike Casey, Jiffy Club
OF- Jack Davis, Mr. D’s
OF- Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club
OF- Reggie Soehlig, Warren Motors
OF- John Spadaccino, Schaefer’s
UT- Jim Galloway, Empire County Sports
UT- Stan Patykula, Schaefer’s
Second Team
P- Dennis Parrish, Warren Motors
P- Joe Sims, Jiffy Club
C- Dan King, Jiffy Club
C- Preston Powell, Non Ferrous
1B- Al White, Warren Motors
2B- Frank Sorrells, Jo’s-Smith
3B- Bill Malloy, Empire County Astros
SS- Steve Dixon, Warren Motors
OF- Joe Lowry, Jiffy Club
OF- Steve Shurina, Empire County Astros
OF- Larry Migliaccio, Schaefer’s
OF- Ron Kasa, Schaefer’s
UT- Mac Richardson, Howard’s
UT- Larry Berger, Triton Petroleum


1973 (at Cleveland, OH)
Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC ——————————  Empire County Astros, Levittown, NY
County Sports beat Howard’s in the  Winner’s bracket final 44-32 as County Sports hit 24 home runs in the game, 14 HRs in one inning off Don Arndt, but Howard’s came back to eliminate Little Caesars 27-14 and then Howard’s scored 53 runs off Pitcher Jim Galloway in the two final games as they beat County Sports 27-26 and again 29-11 to win the title. Bert Smith broke HT Waller’s HR record of 16 set in 1969. Smith hit 21 HRs. HT Waller (20), Stan Harvey (19, Don Arndt (18) and Gene Fisher (13) of Howard’s all bettered the record also. 727 total HRs were hit in the 67 tournament games. Smith hit 7 in a row at one point and was named the National MVP for the third time in his career. For County Sports, Jim Galloway and Mike Foley both hit 16 HRs,  John Davide and Larry Chiapetta hit 14 each, Joe Konicki (11), Bill Malloy (10). Third Place Little Caesars also had some impressive numbers, led by Jim Puckett (18), Mike Axelson (12) and Tex Collins (11). This National provided some of the offensive greatest slugfests of all time. Long Island’s Jim Galloway has made the All America team for the 8th time in 11 years …. at 7 different positions (1963-1B, 1964-OF, 1966-IF, 1967-3B, 1968-2B, 1969 & 1972-UT, 1973-P).

 FINAL STANDINGS

All Star Selections
MVP – Bert Smith, Howard’s Furniture (25-34, .735, 21 HRs, 38 RBIs)
HR Leader – Bert Smith, Howard’s Furniture – 21 – set New National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 16
Batting Leader – Bob Boysen, Duff’s Inn (15-18, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs) – .833
First Team
P- Don Arndt, Howard Furniture
P- Jim Galloway, Empire County Astros
C- Joe Konicki, Empire County Astros
C- Tex Collins, Little Caesars
1B- Bob Voss, Little Caesars
2B- Bob Boysen, Duff’s Inn
3B- Mike Axelson, Little Caesars (.769, 12 HRs, 34 RBIs)
SS- John Davide, Empire County Astros
OF- Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (.561, 18, HRs, 33 RBIs)
OF- Bert Smith, Howard’s
OF- Mike Foley, Empire County Astros
UT- Stan Harvey, Howard’s
UT- Ron Potter, Jiffy Club
Second Team
P- Phil Schroer, Jiffy Club
P- Tony Mazza, Little Caesars
C- Gene Fisher, Howard Furniture
C- Frank Sorrells, Smith Plumbing
1B- Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club
2B- HT Waller, Howard Furniture
3B- Jim Kuhn, Queen City Pattern
SS- Nick Sessoms, Virginia Doors
OF- Mike Gouin, Little Caesars
OF- Larry Chiapetta, Empire County Astros
OF- Gary Richter, Empire County Astros
OF- Tommy Maiden, Howard Furniture
UT- Mac Chandler, Non Ferrous Metal
UT- Bill Malloy, Empire County Astros


1974 (at York, PA)
Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC ——————————  Jerry’s Catering, Miami, FL 

Only 116 HRs were hit in 67 games at this year’s National in York with the 300′ fence and a more restricted flight ball and very windy conditions, compared to the 727 in 67 games during last year’s national, Howards alone hit 126.  Jerry’s came out of the losers bracket  winning seven straight games, scored 5 runs in the 6th inning to come back and beat Howard’s in the first game of finals 13-12, to force the ‘if’ game. Howard’s came back to win the Championship via a 18-6 win. Howard’s had hit 1246 home runs in their 137 games during the season. They only hit 23 in the 8 games they played this weekend. Gene Fisher led Howard’s with 7. Stan Harvey (5), Don Arndt (4), Bert Smith (4) and HT Waller (2) … all future hall of famers were held way below their average. Even the greatest Home Run hitter in National Tournament play, Jim Galloway only mustered 1 HR in his 20 at bats.

 FINAL STANDINGS

All Star Selections
MVP – Roger Brown, Howard’s Furniture (16-25, .640, 1 HR, 12 RBIs, 9 Runs) plus played tremendous LF, diving catches, throwing out runners.
HR Leader – Al White, Jerry’s Catering – 10 (22-38, .579, 20 RBIs, 18 Runs)
Batting Leader – Ron Waldron, Adair Landscaping – .733 (11-15, 2 RBIs)
First Team
P- Ernie Yaroshuk, Jerry’s Catering
P- David Carroll, Howard’s Furniture
C- Ron Patterson, Thurman Bryant
C- Gene Fisher, Howard’s Furniture
1B- Al White, Jerry‘s Catering
2B- Dan Denton, Champion Landscaping
3B- Butch Adams, Howard‘s Furniture
SS- Ron Waldron, Adair Landscaping
OF- Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture
OF- Roger Brown, Howard‘s Furniture
OF- James Washington, Jerry’s Catering
OF- David Johnson, Champion Landscaping
UT- Mike Foley, Empire County Astros
UT- John Davide, Empire County Astros
Second Team
P- Al Culbertson, Champion Landscaping
P- Clyde Stafford, Wilsman Trucking
C- Al Jones, Champion Landscaping
C- Rich Powell, Jerry’s Catering
1B- Don Arndt, Howard’ Furniture
2B- Dave Brizzie, Jerry’s Catering
3B- Dave Jakubs, Pyramid Cafe
SS- Ed Finnegan, N.E. Sports Center
OF- Matt Krugee, Schlitz of Fondy
OF- Jim Wessel, Wilsman Trucking
OF- George Pringie, Jerry’s Catering
OF- Tom Maiden, Howard’s Furniture
UT- Dave Rumppe, Cambridge Square
UT- Huck Smith, Thurman Bryant


1975 (at Cleveland, OH)
Pyramid Cafe, Lakewood, OH ———————————  Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
Pyramid Cafe became the first team from Cleveland to win the coveted ASA Slow pitch National Championship. They have had a couple runner-up finishes from Sheffield Bronze in 1958 and 1960, then Swing In finished third twice in 1965 and 1966.  But other than that, its been one heartbreak after another. This year was different, this year, Steve Loya’s name became legendary. Winners Bracket Semi-Finals, Howard’s Furniture led 10-9 in bottom of 7th, Steve Loya comes up and hits a 3-run walk off home run to win the game 12-10. Dave Jakubs had 2-HRs and 5 RBIs in the Howard’s victory. Jakubs had 13 RBIs in the tournament. Winners bracket final- Pyramid losing to Poindexter Lumber 9-8 in bottom of 7th inning, once again, Steve Loya hits a walk off homer, this, time a 2-run shot to give Pyramid a 10-9 win. Poindexter went on to eliminate Howards 13-2 to get another crack at Pyramid.  Poindexter defeats Pyramid 14-8 to send the championship to the “if” game. The game started at 2:00 AM as mist was covering the field. Poindexter jumped out to a 7-6 lead, but Pyramid came back to take a 10-7 lead, added another run to make the final score 11-7.  Cleveland had its first Slow Pitch National Championship. Fittingly, Steve Loya was the MVP. He played the whole weekend with 8 stitches in his wrist, due to a work accident that sliced his wrist down to the bone.  He wasn’t sure he was going to be able to play!

 FINAL STANDINGS

All Star Selections
MVP – Steve Loya, Pyramid Café (12-27, .444, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs)
HR Leaders – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (17-27, .629, 19 RBIs) – 7
HR Leaders – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (15-27, .556, 16 RBIs)  – 7
Batting Leader – Dave Rumppe, Cambridge Square  (14-19, 3 RBIs) – .737
First Team
P- Carroll Bonneau, Coastal Rental
P- John Reilly, Preston Machine
C- Steve Loya, Pyramid Cafe
C- John Crotty, Preston Machine
1B- Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture
2B- Dave Obholz, Buck Alley Lumber
3B- Dave Jakubs, Pyramid Cafe
SS- Dave Rumppe, Cambridge Square
OF- Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture
OF- Mickey Morrison, Poindexter Lumber
OF- Roger Snatchko, BYM Club
OF- Gene Parrish, Goofy’s
UT- Mike Foley, Empire County Sports
UT- Roger Brown, Howard‘s Furniture
Second Team
P- Tony Fein, Cambridge Square
P- Chuck Musgrave, Pyramid Cafe
C- Gene Fisher, Howard’s Furniture
C- Wayne Hauser, Poindexter Lumber
1B- Andy Loya, Pyyramid Cafe
2B- Ray Kruel, BYM Club
3B- Mike Robertson, Poindexter Lumber
SS- Don Ragozzine, Preston Machine
OF- Butch Singer, Plaza 76
OF- Richard Lee, Tate Chrysler
OF- Jim Sibert, Pyramid Cafe
OF- Gary Markland, Poindexter Lumber
UT- Jim Galloway, Empire County Sports
UT- Russell Mundy, Poindexter Lumber


1976 (at Jacksonville, FL)
Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL ———————————  Paul Johnson Company, Indianapolis, IN 

The championship game started well for Warren Motors right from the start, they won coin flip and elected to hit first. They proceeded to score 19 runs in the first inning.  Paul Johnson was stunned. Ray Fleetwood hit two 3-run homers in that inning. By the time the game was over, Warren had 37 hits and 14 Home Runs and the final score was 35-19 in favor of Warren Motors. The Florida team, who entered the tournament with an incredible 88-2 record, went 6-0 to finish the season with the best record of all time in slow pitch softball (94-2). At one point during the season, Warren Motors won 78 games in a row. Co-MVP Mike Nye, fittingly won the batting title (23-29) with a .793 average. Nye finished the season with the highest season batting average of all time (.769), a mark which would stand for almost 20 years.  On a side NOTE- This is the second straight year that Long Island’s Mike Foley finished runner-up to the Batting Champion. In 1975, Foley lost out  .737 to .733 and this year, he lost by .004 again as Mike Nye’s .793 edged out Foley’s .789 average.

 FINAL STANDINGS

All Star Selections
Co-MVP – Ronnie Ford, Warren Motors (22-30, .733, 12 HRs, 25 RBIs)
Co-MVP – Mike Nye, Warren Motors (23-29, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs)
HR Leader – Ken Carlton, Green Machine (19-29, .655, 31 RBIs) – 13
Batting Leader – Mike Nye, Warren Motors (23-29, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs)  – .793
First Team
P – Lonnie Turner, Warren Motors
P – Jim Anthony, Paul Johnson Company
C – Ed Douglas, Green Machine
C – Bruce Meade, Warren Motors
1B – Doyle Newby, Bunch Brothers
2B – Bob Rinehart, Duggan & Duggan
3B – Kenneth Carlton, Green Machine
SS – Ronnie Ford, Warren Motors
OF – Mike Nye, Warren Motors
OF – Ray Fleetwood, Warren Motors
OF – Reggie Soehlig, Warren Motors
OF – Jerry King, Dubois Chemical
UT – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture
UT – Jack Sample, Duggan & Duggan
Second Team
P – John Reilly, Preston Machine
P – Buddy Slater, Ray Carpenter Company
C – Greg Fuhrman, York Barbells
C – Dillard Quick, Bunch Brothers
1B – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture
2B – Louis Giovanini, Paul Johnson Company
3B – Ledon Green, Warren Motors
SS – Randy Bright, Paul Johnson Company
OF – Dick Bartel, Ray Carpenter Company
OF – Denny Hogan, Howard’s Furniture
OF – David Brown, Duggan & Duggan
OF – Phil Eads, Paul Johnson Company
UT – Mike Foley, Pepsico
UT – John Johnstony, Beef Corral


1977 (at Parma, OH)
Nelson Painting, Oklahoma City, OK —————————–  Ken Sanders Ford, Birmingham, AL 

Nelson came from losers bracket to defeat KSF twice; 24-23 and 26-25. Ironically, Nelson was put in the losers bracket by KSF 21-20. On the way to the finals, Nelsons eliminated Jerry’s Catering 30-14 and Howard’s Furniture 27-10, then had to defeat KSF twice. Nelson, trailing 23-20 in the 7th inning of the first championship game, scored 4 runs to win 24-23. Henry Koper led off the inning with his 5th home run of the game.  Bruce Meade and Herman Rathman both flied out, then Al White singled and Mighty Joe Young hit a 2-run homer to tie the game. it was his second of the game. Dean Brunken came up and drilled a homer to give Nelsons the lead and they got KSF out in the bottom of the 7th to force the “if” game. Nelsons was leading 26-19 in the bottom of 7th, needing just 3 outs to win, but it wasn’t easy. Sidney Cooper, Charles Wright and Greg Smith all hit 2-run homers to get KSF within one run 26-25, but it wasn’t meant to be. Nelson held on for a 26-25 win. Herman Rathman hit 3 homers and had 8 RBIs in the final game. Bruce Meade, Henry Koper and Joe Young all had 2 HRs for Nelsons. James Abercrombie and Charles Wright each hit 3 HRs for KSF in the final game.  The powerful Nelson team had 6 players hit more then 10 HRs, – Meade (22) and Rathman (22) tie for the lead,  Koper (15), Young (12), White (11), Bill Howes (11). KSF had Elliott (18), James Abercrombie (15) and  Wright (12). 3rd place Howard’s had Don Arndt (13), Stan Harvey (12) and HT Waller (11). Greg Fuhrman hit 16 for 4th place Jerry’s Caterers.

 FINAL STANDINGS

All Star Selections
Co-MVP – Craig Elliot, Ken Sanders Ford (26-36, .722, 18 HRs, 32 RBIs)
Co-MVP – Bruce Meade, Nelson’s (32-50, .640, 22 HRs, 40 RBIs)
HR Leaders – Herman Rathman, Nelson’s Painting (32-50, .640, 39 RBIs) – 22 – set New National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 21
HR Leaders – Bruce Meade, Nelson’s Painting -22 – Also set New National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 21
Batting Leader – Larry Franklin, Mid-State Oil (16-21, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs) – .762
Note – John Terchera, Campbell’s Carpets and Mike Macenko, Hillcrest Tavern (both batted .750)
First Team
P – Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders Ford
P – Henry Koper, Nelson Painting
C – James Abercrombie, Ken Sanders Ford
C – John Tercheria, Campbell’s BAM
1B – Herman Rathman, Nelson Painting
2B – Jorge Milian, Jerry’s Catering
3B – Al White, Nelson Painting
SS – Charles Wright, Ken Sanders Ford
OF – Bruce Meade, Nelson Painting
OF – Scott McManis, Port City Ford
OF – Curtis Williams, Jerry’s Catering
OF – Richard Willborn, Ray Carpenter
UT – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Catering
UT – Rick Scherr, Howard’s Furniture
Second Team
P – Donald Sevenson, Ohio Sealants
P – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture
C – Matthew ‘Chic’ Downing, Fliteline
C – Ray Fleetwood, Warren Motors
1B – James Washington, Jerry’s Caterers
2B – Mike Macenko, Hillcrest Tavern
3B – Frank Sorrells, Jerry’s Catering
SS – Terry Perryman, Nelson Painting
OF – Bob Birdsey, Gartenhaus
OF – Sidney Cooper, Ken Sanders Ford
OF – Jim Underhill, Jerry’s Catering
OF – Bill Howes, Nelson Painting
UT – Larry Franklin, Midstate Oil
UT – Mike Parrott, Port City Ford


1978 (at Elk Grove, CA)
Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA ——————————  Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC 

Campbell’s Carpets realized their three year dream of an ASA National Championship by holding off the mighty Howard’s Furniture in the championship.  Campbell’s advanced to the finals with a convincing 41-12 win over American Realty. Denny Jones was 5-5 with two walks in the game. He also hit 3 HRs as did Mike Cellura and Tom Sandau. Howard’s, sent to the loser’s bracket by Ken Sander’s Ford behind 4 HRs each from Craig Elliott and Roger Mayo. Howard’s then came back from the loser’s bracket, defeating Nelson’s Painting 25-21, despite 5 HRs from Curtis Williams of Nelson’s. Don Arndt and Stan Harvey hit 3 each for Howard’s. After Howard’s defeated American Realty in the loser’s bracket final, they out-homered Campbells 22-8 in the first final on their way to a 42-26 victory, behind the strength of 22 HRs in the first final to force the “if” game. Arndt and Harvey led Howard’s once again as they each hit 4 HRs in the game.  Campbell’s put that game behind them and defeated Howard’s 26-20 in the winner take all final game. Mike Cellura hit 4 HRs in the game and Denny Jones shipped in with three.  Campbell’s set a record by scoring 86 runs in a game in their victory over AAFCO.  The Carpetmen scored 17 runs in the first inning, 20 in the 4th and 25 in the 6th inning, before finally winning 86-21. Denny Jones, Charles Pierce and Ron Masterson each collected 8 hits in the game. Among Pierce’s 8 hits were 5 HRs. He also had 11 RBIs. Denny Jones, Russell Bradley and Randy Barlich all drove in 9 runs.

 FINAL STANDINGS

All Star Selections
MVP – Denny Jones, Campbell’s Carpets (34-41, .829, 18 HRs, 40 RBIs)
HR Leader – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (36-51, .706, 45 RBIs) -23 – set New National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 22
Batting Leader – Greg Fuhrman, York Barbells (17-18, 12 HRs, 19 RBIs)  – .944  – Set all time National Tournament Batting record
First Team
P – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture
P – Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders Ford
C – Gene Fisher, Howard’s Furniture
C – John Tercheria, Campbell’s Carpets
1B – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture
2B – H.T. Waller, Howard’s Furniture
3B – Tom Sandau, Campbell’s Carpets
SS – Russell Bradley, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Denny Jones, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Mike Cellura, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Mike Jacobs, Howard’s Furniture
OF – Randy Barlich, Campbell’s Carpets
UT – Greg Fuhrman, York Barbell
UT – Mark Koller, American Realty
Second Team
P – Gordon Wheeler, Campbell’s Carpets
P – Charles Mitchell, Nelson’s Painting
C – Brad Krebs, York Barbell
C – Herman Rathman, Nelson’s Painting
1B – Eddie Corum, Campell’s Carpets
2B – James Abercrombie, Nelson Painting
3B – Rick Scherr, Howard’s Furniture
SS – Terry Perryman, Nelson’s Painting
OF – Curtis Williams, Howard’s Furniture
OF – Bruce Meade, Nelson’s Painting
OF – Dean Brunken, Nelson’s Painting
UT – Rich Latimer, Dallas Merchants
UT – Willie Willis, American Realty


1979 (at York, PA)
Nelco Mfg., Oklahoma City, OK ———————————  Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA 

Nelco Manufacturing had a slim chance of winning this event. Most thought it was gonna be another Howard’s-Campbell final.  But these two teams met in a first round matchup. ASA’s residency rule limited Nelson’s Painting to just local guys from Oklahoma, so only 6 of the players on the USSSA/NSPC Nelson’s team were eligible to play. Campbell’s defeated Howard’s 17-16 in that first round matchup. The North Carolina squad then reeled off 8 straight wins in the loser’s bracket before meeting Campbell’s in the loser’s bracket final.  The Howard’s boys suffered the same fate, only this time, it wasn’t as close in the 27-8 decision Nelco want undefeated (7-0) as they defeated Campbell’s in the Championship game 14-13 on the strength of Bruce Meade’s double that drove in the tying and winning runs in the game.  Meade was 5-5 in that game and finished the tournament 25-35 with a .714 batting average, including 7 HRs and 18 RBIs.  Nelco’s “Might Joe” Young was the tournament MVP as he batted only .559 (19-34), but had 10 HRs and 30 RBIs.  He also hit a grand slam in Nelco’s 18-15 winner’s bracket final victory over Campbell’s. The Nelso’s Painting team went on to win the NSPC and USSSA Championships to win the first Triple Crown of Slow Pitch Softball for Sponsor RT Nelson.

 FINAL STANDINGS

All Star Selections
MVP – ‘Mighty’ Joe Young, Nelco Mfg. (19-34, .559, 10 Hrs, 30 RBIs)
HR Leader – David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford (17-21, .810, 31 RBIs)  – 14
Batting Leader – David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford – .810
Note- Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders Ford (3 HRs in one inning and 9 consecutive HRs during the tournament — a record that has yet to be broken.)
First Team
P – Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders Ford
P – Earl Chambers, Nelco Manufacturing
C – Dean Brunken, Nelco Manufacturing
C – Bob Brindamour, Shimers
1B – Ed Berg, Nelco Manufacturing
2B – Denny Hogan, Howard’s Furniture
3B – Ed Roth, Howard’s Furniture
SS – Russell Bradley, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford
OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture
OF – Joe Young, Nelco Manufacturing
OF – Bruce Meade, Nelco Manfacturing
UT – Dale Chenault, Dave Carroll Sports
UT – Mike Cellura, Campbell’s Carpets
Second Team
P – Steve Kurman, County Sports
P – Greg Fuhrman, Campell’s Carpets
C – Ray Fleetwood, Howard’s Furniture
C – Lynn Navarre, Hans Hansen
1B – Harold Kelly, Dave Carroll Sports
2B – Jerry King, Campbell’s Carpets
3B – John Braxton, Dave Carroll Sports
SS – Paul Wright, Ken Sanders Ford
OF – Denny Jones, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Gary Perkins, Hans Hansen
OF – Charles Pierce, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Joel Todd, Nelco Manufacturing
UT – Terry Perryman, Nelco Manufacturing
UT – Steve Williams, American Realty


1980 (at Montgomery, AL)
Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA ——————————  Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC 

Campbell’s Carpets captured the ASA National Championship on their way to winning the Triple Crown of Softball in 1980. This was the second straight year a team has won the Triple Crown. With all the high averages, home runs, etc. It was a little guy who captured the imagination of the crowd as Pitcher Buddy Slater was named the National Tournament MVP for Campbell’s. It was reported that Slater had hurled 9 no-hitters this past season in Slow Pitch Softball. The 38 year old Slater beat Howard’s twice in this tournament; once 23-14 in the winner’s bracket finals and then when Howard’s won a slugfest over third place team Jerry’s Caterers 36-32 in the lower’s bracket final to get another crack at Campbell’s, Slater did it again, holding down the Howard’s bats in route to a 20-15 Championship Game victory.  In the 23-14 Campbells win over Howard’s, 9 different Campbell players hit home runs. In the 36-32 Howard’s victory over Jerry’s, Pitcher Mickey Morrison hit 4 HRs and collected 9 RBIs. Ed Roth also hit 4 HRs with 7 RBIs and Stan Harvey had 3 HRs with 7 RBIs to lead Howard’s. Jerry’s Pitcher, Craig Elliott hit 4 HRs with 8 RBIs to lead the Miami based squad.  Stan Harvey of Howard’s won the Batting championship with an amazing 30-38 performance (.789).  Howard’s Tom Beall was 25-35 (.714) with 17 HRs to win the Home Run Award. 10 of Beall’s homers came in the first 2 games. Don Arndt and Ed Roth of Howard’s had 16 ad 15 HRs respectively.  Campbell’s averaged close to 26 runs per game in its 6 game march to the title. They gave up only 11 runs per game, mostly due to the crafty pitching of Slater, who was 14-24 in the event (.500), and pitched all of Campbell’s games to finish 6-0.  Other stars for Campbell’s were  Jerry King (21-30, .700 with 8 HRs), Dick Bartel (20-30, .667 also with 8 HRs), and Steve Williams (13-25, .520 and he hit 5 HRs). Two of Williams’s HRs came in the Championship Game. Greg Fuhrman and Dennis Myers both hit 9 HRs, but were left off the All-America squads.

 FINAL STANDINGS

All Star Selections
MVP – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s Carpets (6-0, .500)
HR Leader – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture (.715, 37 RBIs) -17
Batting Leader – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (30-38) – .789
First Team
P – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s Carpets
P – Craig Elliott, Jerry’s Catering
C – Ernie Hicks, York Barbell
C – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture
1B – Ed Roth, Howard’s Furniture
2B – James Boyett, Jerry’s Catering
3B – Jerry King, Campbell’s Carpets
SS – Steve Williams, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture
OF – Ron Dorsey, York Barbell
OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture
OF – Dick Bartel, Campbell’s Carpets
UT – Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Catering
Second Team
P – Rick Leek, York Barbell
P – John Durkett, Teamsters
C – John Hale, Friarson’s
C – Fred Winston, Jerry’s Catering
1B – John Geckle, Steele’s Sports
2B – John McAndrew, York Barbell
3B – Mike Lynch, Irving’s Sports
SS – John Rogers, Dubose
OF – Calvin Davidson, Friarson’s
OF – Doug Broxson, Dubose
OF – Richard Willborn, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Ray Fleetwood, Howard’s Furniture
UT – Joel Tood, Jerry’s Catering

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ASA Super National Championships

Year – Site
Champion —–  Runner-up
MVP
HR Leader
Avg Leader

1981 – Burlington, NC
Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC —–  Steele’s Sports, Lima OH

Surprise team, B&S Construction from Rome, GA made it to the Winners Bracket final where they lost to Howard’s 30-10.  Steele’s Sports, already in the loser’s bracket, eliminated Jerry’s Caterers of Miami 31-16 and then eliminated B&S 11-6 in the loser’s bracket final to get a shot at Howard’s in the Championship.  The North Carolina club was just too strong as they  beat Steele’s 30-13 in final, Scherr 4-4, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs in final. Dick Bartel (5 hits, including a home run), Tom Beall (4 hits, including 2 HRs) and Don Arndt (4 hits and also 2 HRs). Ed Roth and Bill Ferguson also hit dingers for Howard’s. Howard’s broke the game open with a big 13-run third inning as Rick Scherr hit 2 of his home runs in that inning. Scherr swept most of the awards winning the MVP and Batting title. He also tied for the Home Run Lead with teammate Don Arndt and Henry McBeth of Steele’s, all three had 8. For the entire tournament, Howard’s players had some crazy numbers: Dick Bartel (15-19, .789, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 13 Runs), Bill Ferguson (12-17, .706, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs), Russell Bradley (13-21, .619, 5 RBIs, 11 Runs) and Tom Beall (9-18, .500, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 10 Runs). For Steeles, Chic Downing (16-25, .640, 6 HRs, 21 RBIs, 14 Runs), Jerry King (13-21, .619, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 14 Runs), John Brenner (17-28, .607, 11 Runs), Al White (12-20, .600, 14 Runs). Rick Hollingsworth (14-17, .824) and Warren Scarborough (11-15, .733, 7 HRs, 13 RBIs) were the top 2 hitters for B&S. Harold Kelly and Mighty Joe Young were both 13-21 (.619) and combined for 13 HRs and 24 RBIs to lead Jerry’s. Bruce Meade chipped in with a (12-20, .600, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 13 Runs) performance. York Barbell/Ken Sanders was led by the trio of Craig Elliott (9-12, .750, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs), James Boyette (9-14, .643) and Mike Nye (10-16, .625). This Howard’s team has been voted upon over the years to be one of the greatest teams of all time. They finished the season as the Triple Crown Champs, also winning the NSPC Regular Season and Playoff Championship and USSSA World Series Championships as well to finish the season 160-15.
MVP – Rick Scherr, Howards (16-19, .842, 8 HRs, 23 RBIs, 14 Runs) – (Also named the USA Amateur Athlete of the Year in Men’s Slow Pitch, by ASA)
HR Leaders – Rick Scherr, Howard’s  – 8
HR Leaders – Don Arndt, Howard’s (11-18, .611, 17 RBIs, 11 Runs) – 8
HR Leaders – Henry McBeth, Steele’s (14-21, .667, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs) – 8
Batting Leader – Rick Scherr, Howards – .842

1982 – Burlington, NC
Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL —–  Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC

This championship was a longtime coming for Jerry’s Caterers of Miami, FL.  After Jerry’s won their first game over Mann’s-Vada of Atlanta 10-2 with Bruce Meade going 3-4, they ran into trouble in their second game losing to defending champ, Howard’s/Western Steer 16-11.  Dick Bartell had 2 HRs and 5 RBIs to lead Howards. Meade was 3-4 again. But this put Jerry’s in the loser’s bracket.  York Barbell/Ken Sanders won two straight in the winner’s bracket 19-9 and 18-17. Charles Wright (3 HRs in 19-9 game) and Craig Elliott (3 HRs in 18-17 game) led the offense for the York/Sanders crew.  Howard’s won two more in the winner’s bracket as Rick Scherr broke the all time single season HR record set by Mighty Joe Young, playing for Steele’s Sports in 1980. Scherr hit number 338 to pass Young.  Rick Scherr and Stan Harvey combined for 7 HRs and 14 RBIs against York-Sanders to win the winners bracket final 33-8.  Meanwhile, defending Major Class Champion, Elite Coatings led by Cecil Whitehead won its second straight as well as Whitehead was 5-6 with 5 RBIs for Elite Coatings in its opening game victory.  Jerry’s started its run through the loser’s bracket by beating Copher Brothers 9-6 and Garrett & Houck 15-7. Jerry’s Mike Bolen had 6 RBIs in that last game. After eliminating Elite Coatings 47-13 (Meade was 8-8 in that game and Harold Kelly had 2 HRs and 6 RBIs in one inning) and York Barbell/Ken Sanders 26-19, Jerry’s had to defeat the might Howard’s squad two straight games.  Bruce Meade was a one man wrecking crew as he led Jerry’s to a 25-11 win in the first final as he clubbed 3 HRs and collected 7 RBIs. Then in the Final Championship Game, Jerry’s defeated Howards 10-8 to capture the ASA Super National Championship.  Meade was 2-3 in that last game with a double and a single.
MVP – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers (26-37, .703, 12 HRs, 32 RBIs)
HR Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – 12
Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – .703
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers

1983 – Burlington, NC
Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC —–  Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA

Howard’s went undefeated winning 4 straight games to capture the ASA Super National Championship. In the winner’s bracket final, Howards beat Jerry’s Caterers of Miami 39-38. There was a total of 34 HRs hit by the 2 teams. Dick Bartel led Howards with a 6-6 game to go with 9 RBIs. Jerry’s now had to face Elite Coatings in the loser’s bracket final. Jerry’s hit 21 homers and Elite hit 20 homers for a total of 41 home runs hit in the game. Elite prevailed however 34-27. Fred Trice led the Elite attack with 5 HRs. James Washington, Mike Cellura, Bruce Meade and Mike Bolen all hit 3 apiece for Jerry’s. Howard’s, who was sitting back and waiting, jumped out to a 27-6 lead after 3 inning and coasted to the championship. MVP Rick Scherr led Howards all weekend going 15-17 (.882), with 12 HRs, 19 Runs Scored and 30 RBIs. Dick Bartel (13-17, .765 and 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 19 Runs), Richard Wilborn (15-20, .750, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs), Russell Bradley (16-23, .696, 17 Runs), Ed Roth (12-18, .667, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs), Don Arndt (14-22, .636, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs), Clyde Guy (11-18, .611, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs) and Tom Beall (10-19, .556, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs) were all the big hitters for Howard’s. The North Carolina softball power scored 137 runs in the 4 games and hit 53 total HRs.
MVP – Rick Scherr, Howards (15-17, .882, 12 HRs, 30 RBIs, 19 Runs)
HR Leader – Craig Elliot, Elite Coatings – 14
Batting Leader – Rick Scherr, Howards – .882
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Don Arndt, Howard’s

1984 – Burlington, NC
Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC —–  Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL

Howards (0-4) in the Round Robin, defeated Elite Coatings (2-2), then defeated number one seed Jerry’s Catering (4-0) in the winners bracket final.  Jerry’s then eliminated Elite Coatings to get another crack at the Howard’s/Western Steer squad.  Jerry’s won going away 51-27 to force the “if” game.  The game was not contest as the defending champs won 45-12 over Jerry’s to retain their ASA Super National title.  Clyde Guy was 7-7 with 6 HRs and 10 RBIs in that final game. MVP Rick Scherr, Ed Roth, Stan Harvey and Ricky Huggins all hit 4 HRs in the game.  Rick Scherr hit 20 HRs in the tournament and counting his Intentional Walks, his on base percentage was .846 (39-46). Bruce Meade was 31-40 to win the batting title with a .775 average, just edging out Scherr, who batted .774.
MVP – Rick Scherr, Howards (24-31, .774, 20 HRs, 37 RBIs, 15 intentional Walks)
HR Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s – 20
Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers  (31-40) – .775

1985 – Burlington, NC
Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH —–  Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
MVP – Craig Elliot, Steele’s (27-38, .711, 17 HRs, 32 RBIs)
HR Leader – Craig Elliot, Steele’s Sports – 17
Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Elite Coatings – .815
MVP Craig Elliott had 2 HRs and 4 RBIs in the 29-13 Championship Game win over Elite Coatings.

1986 – Burlington, NC
Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH —–  Pepsi-Cola, Danville, VA

MVP – Craig Elliot, Steele’s Sports (26-37, .703, 17 HRs, 28 RBIs)
HR Leader – Craig Elliot, Steele’s – 17
Batting Leader – Charles Wright, Steele’s (12 HRs, 30-37) – .810
Steele’s went undefeated in winning it’s second straight Super National Championship. They were 5-0 in Pool Play and then 3-0 in the Elimination round, defeating Pepsi-Cola 28-2 in the championship game. Craig Elliott and Mike Bolen each 3 homers in the title game. Steeles connected for 15 HRs during that game and had 94 total home runs in the tournament. Pitcher, Craig Elliott was the MVP for the second straight year as he went 8-0 pitching, and hit a tournament leading 17 HRs. He wound up batting .703 and had 28 RBIs. Mike Macenko had 14 HRs and Charles Wright walloped 12 homers in addition to batting .810. This was Elliott’s 6th career National MVP Award, (He won the 1977 Open/Major MVP for Ken Sanders Ford and the past 2 years for Steele’s captured his 2 ASA Super National MVPs. He also has earned 2 NSPC National MVP awards: 1982 with York Barbell/Ken Sanders and 1983 with Elite Coatings. Throw in the 1984 USSSA World Series MVP for 6 total, the most all time up to date.

1987 – Parma, OH
Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH —–  Budweiser, Youngstown, OH
MVP – Mike Macenko, Steele’s (27-36, .750, 12 HRs, 26 RBIs)
HR Leader – Scott Virkus, Steele’s (22-33, .667) – 16
Batting Leader – Mike Macenko, Steele’s – .750
Steele’s did what it was expected to do and that was win their third straight ASA Super National Championship. They defeated Budweiser of Youngstown, OH in the championship game 18-5. Steele’s went undefeated, winning their four pool play games and then three straight in the double elimination portion of the event to go 7-0 on the weekend and they hit 76 HRs over the special 320 foot fence that was constructed for the event

1988 – Oklahoma City, OK
Starpath, Monticello, KY —–  Sports Hero’s Athletics, Eagan, MN
MVP – Dave Johnson, Starpath (21-32, .650, 11 HRs, 20 runs scored)
HR Leaders – Dave Johnson, Starpath – 11
HR Leaders – Bruce Baily, John Hanson’s – 11
HR Leaders –  Bill Blake, Steele’s (22-26, .846) – 11
Batting Leader – Kevin ‘Tiny’ Giddens, Lighthouse -.818

1989 – Oklahoma City, OK
Ritch’s Salvage, Harrisburgh, NC —–  Starpath/Kirk’s Glass, Lexington, KY
One week prior to this event, Ritch’s Salvage upended favored Superior/Apollo 26-24 in the bottom of the 7th inning of the “if” game as Greg Whitlock’s walk off homer with Mike Nye on base won the “Major” title for Ritch’s.  In an unprecedentedevent, Ritch’s Salvage came from the loser’s bracket as they lost their opening game to Stewart’s of Pittsburgh 45-14.  They then won six straight games and defeated Starpath/Kirk’s Glass 30-25 to capture the “Super” title. This was the first and ONLY time a team won the Major and Super titles in the same season.  The wind was a big factor in this tournament as it was blowing out hard in the first two days of competition. 125 HRs were hit in the four games played Thursday Night and on Friday in the nine games played, 363 HRs were hit. Steele’s hit 56 in one game.   The last two days, the wind turned and was blowing in and things were very different. The format was two 7-team brackets playing double elimination with the two winners playing a one game championship. In some individual accomplihments, Charles Wright (Super MVP) was first team All American in both Super and Major.  Rick Scherr, Mike Nye and Cody Wyatt also garnered first team selections on both.  Don Clatterbaugh, Dale Mayo and Stave Yancey were all first team Super and second team Major. Dave Steffen was 2nd team Super and 1st team Major, while Steve Craven and Doug Roberson were second team in both Super and Major. Worth Mentioning was the fact that the HR champ, Britt Hightower made an incredible diving catch to save the game for Ritch’s in the bottom of the 7th inning with two outs and two men on base.  Former Major Leaguer Doug Flynn earned the ASA Wilson Field Master Gold Glove award as the outstanding defensive player in the tournament.
MVP – Charles Wright, Ritch’s Salvage (31-39, .795, 14 HRs, 24 RBIs)
HR Leader – Britt Hightower, Ritch’s Salvage (25-39, .641, 33 RBIs) – 16
Batting Leader – Bruce Rains, Starpath/Kirks (21-24, 12 HRs) – .875
Wilson Field Master Award – Doug Flynn,  Starpath/Kirks

1990 – Oklahoma City, OK
Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH —–  Lighthouse/Sunbelt, Stone Mountain, GA

Bill Blake hit 6 HRs and drove in 10 runs to lead Steele’s to a 65-50 Championship game win over Lighthouse. Steele’s beat Superior/Apollo 53-44 in the semi finals.  The Men of Steele hit 70 HRs over the course of the tournament (4 games). Steeles led Lighthouse 32-5, before the Stone Mountain squad woke up and came back. Wendell Rickard hit 6 HRs for Lighthouse in the game. Ricky Huggins and Steve Craven combined for 9 HRs and 12 RBIs to lead the comback. Kenny Carver chipped in with 7 RBIs.  All Time Home Run Leader, Mike Macenko was named Co-MVP along with Monsterous Monty Tucker. Both had incredible tournaments tournaments at the plate for Steele’s.  Both players had 18 HRs, emerging superstar Carl Rose of Lighthouse, had 17 HRs, but all three fell short to Doug Roberson of Steele’s who won the Home RUn crown with 20.
Co-MVP – Mike Macenko, Steele’s (27-31, .871, 18 HRs, 34 RBIs)
Co-MVP – Monty Tucker, Steele’s (23-26, .880, 18 HRs, 26 RBIs)
HR Leader – Doug Roberson, Superior/Apollo (30-41, .732, 35 RBIs) – 20
Batting Leaders – Carl Rose, Lighthouse (27-30, 17 HRs, 25 RBIs) – .900
Batting Leaders – Wes Lord, Budweiser (18-20, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs) – .900

1991 – Little Rock, AK
Sunbelt/Worth, Centerville, GA —–  Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
MVP – Steve Craven, Sunbelt/Worth (14-19, .737, 5 HRs)
HR Leaders – Jim Fuller, Ritch’s-Superior  – 8
HR Leaders – Jeff Arnold, Williams/Finke – 8
HR Leaders – Britt Hightower, Sunbelt – 8
HR Leaders – Danny Williams, Sunbelt (.632) – 8
Batting Leader – Carl Rose, Sunbelt/Worth (7 HRs) – .800
Wilson Field Master Award – Greg Whitlock,  Starpath

Sunbelt/Worth defeated Starpath/Le-Al-Co 25-18 in the winners  bracket final to advance to the championship game. Ritch’s-Superior then eliminated Starpath to advance to the Championship against Sunbelt. The Legendary Bruce Meade of Starpath was only 7-1 (.412), but hit 5 HRs in the tournament. Sunbelt came from behind in the game to win the title 25-21 over R-S.  Sunbelt came into the tournament with 1679 HRs, as 9 of the top 11 home run leaders in the country play for Sunbelt.


1992 – Hendersonville, TN
Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT —–  Steele’s/Sunbelt, Brooke Park, OH
MVP – Dirk Androff, Ritch’s-Superior (22-28, .786, 10 HRs, 24 RBIs)
HR Leader – Jimmy Powers, Steele’s (19-23, .826, 30 RBIs) – 11
Batting Leader – Bubba Defer, Worth/Time Out Sports (13-15, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs) – .867

Steele’s won the winners bracket finals 32-31 over Ritch’s-Superior as they hit 16 homers in the game.  Jacques Miller hit 3 HRs and 4 other players each had two. Ritch’s-Superior then came back from the losers bracket and defeated Steele’s/Sunbelt 36-25 to force the ‘if’ game.  Charles Wright had 3 HRs and 9 RBIs in that game.   Then the rains came and after a long delay, Ritch’s-Superior was awarded the Championship over Steele’s Sunbelt via ASA’s tie-breaker rule.

1993 – Johnson City, TN
Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT —–  Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL
MVP – Charles Wright, Ritch’s-Superior (18-22, .818, 13 HRs, 25 RBIs)
HR Leader – Carl Rose, Williams/Worth (25-34, .735, 38 RBIs) – 18
Batting Leader – Scott Flood, DJ’s (17-20, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs) – .850

1994 – Maryville, TN
Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL —–  Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
MVP – Hank Garris, Bell Corp (19-22, .864, 12 HRs, 18 RBIs)
HR Leader – Dan Schuck, Bell Corp (19-25, .760, 22 RBIs) -14
Batting Leader – Derek Oliver, Converters (19-20, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs) -.950

1995 – Waterloo, IA
Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA —–  Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
MVP – Wendell Rickard, Lighthouse/Worth (15-26, .577, 6 HRs, 19 RBIs)
HR Leaders – Wendell Rickard, Lighthouse  -6
HR Leaders – Parrish Barwick, (10-12, .833, 14 RBIs) Back Porch -6
Batting Leader – Mike Jackson, Riverside/RAM (16-19) -.842

1996 – Johnson City, TN
Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT —–  Shen Valley/Superior/Taylor Brothers/TPS, Bridgewater, VA
MVP – Darrell Bealer, Ritch’s-Superior (25-30, .833, 19 HRs, 32 RBIs)
HR Leaders – Darrell Bealer, Ritch’s-Superior – 19
HR Leaders – Tot Powers, Shen Valley (30-34, .882, 36 RBIs)  -19
HR Leaders – Carl Rose, Lighthouse (27-38, .711, 29 RBIs) -19
Batting Leader – Jeff Wallace, Steele’s Silver Bullets (30-33, 17 HRs, 28 RBIs) -.909

1997 – Sanford, FL
Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT —–  Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS Bridgewater, VA
MVP – Dewayne Nevitt, Ritch’s-Superior (.632, 20 HRs, 37 RBIs)
HR Leader – Dewayne Nevitt, Ritch’s -20
Batting Leader – Mike Rodriguez, Sierra  (19-23) – .826

1998 – Sanford, FL
Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA —–  Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, GA
MVP – Ricky Huggins, Lighthouse (17-21, .810, 11 HRs, 26 RBIs)
HR Leader – Carl Rose, Lighthouse (12-15, .750, 18 RBIs) – 12
Batting Leader – Greg Cannedy, Sierra/TPS (12-14) – 857
Note: Lighthouse jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the championship game before Sunbelt even had a chance to bat. MVP Ricky Huggins need to go 5-5 with 5 HRs to sweep the individual awards, but went 4-5, hitting 4 straight homers and in his 5th swing, he hit a  line drive that was caught at the wall. Huggins ended up 4-5 with 4 homers and 8 RBIs in the game and as a pitcher, held Sunbelt to 2 runs on 6 hits over the final 6 innings.

1999 – Sanford, FL
Team Easton, Burlingame, CA —–  Team TPS, Louisville, KY
MVP – Todd Joerling, Team Easton (15-19, .789, 14 RBIs)
HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (25 RBIs) – 12
Batting Leader – Brett Helmer, Team Easton (15-18) -.833

2000 – Sanford, FL
Team TPS, Louisville, KY —–  Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL
MVP – Hank Garris, Team TPS (.900, 16 HRs)
HR Leader – Hank Garris, Team TPS – 16
Batting Leader – Hank Garris, Team TPS – .900

2001 – Sanford, FL
Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Valley/TPS, Albertville, MN —–  Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS, Columbus, OH
MVP – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/TPS (13-14, .929, 9 RBIs)
HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/TPS (13-17, .765, 11 RBIs) – 7
Batting Leader – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/TPS – .929
Outstanding Offensive Player Award  – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/TPS

2002 – Sanford, FL
Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Valley/TPS, Albertville, MN —–  Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, CA
MVP – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/TPS (17-19, .865, 14 HRs, 26 RBIs)
HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul – 14
Batting Leader – Jeff Hall, Backman/Smith/Easton (20-22) – .909
Outstanding Offensive Player Award  Jeff Hall, Backman/Dan Smith (20-22, .909)

2003 – Sanford, FL
Resmondo/Hague/Taylor Brothers/Sunbelt, Columbus, OH —–  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, CA
MVP – Howie Krause, Resmondo/Hague (11-16, .688, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs)
HR Leader – Brett Helmer, Dan Smith/Backman (23 RBIs) – 11
Batting Leader – Bob Woldyk, US Vinyl (12-13, 4 HRs) – .923

2004-2012 not held
The ASA Super Classification was Disbanded, The Major Class became the highest class ASA had from 2004 until 2006, when the ASA Major Classification was Disbanded also. In 2006, the ASA Class-A Nationals became the upper most tournament in ASA up until 2013, when ASA started up its Super National Championship Tournament once again.

2013 – St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN (Invitational)
Hortenbach Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY —–  Sonny’s Softball Club, Casper, WY

Hortenbach Auto/Easton claimed the first Super Slow Pitch title since 2003 as they blasted past Sonny’s in the Championship Game at the ASA Super Slow Pitch National Championship. Held at the historic Midway Stadium, H. Auto/Easton combined for 10 homeruns, including 3 from tournament MVP Brian Wegman, and 27 hits to defeat Sonny’s 29-14 in five innings. Sonny’s scored first after Jeremy Davis reached on a throwing error by the second baseman. Needing just eight runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to claim the run-rule victory, H. Auto/Easton did just that as they combined for two home runs and seven hits. After 2 runs had scored, Kevin Bazat banged out a 2-run double. Then with two runners on,  Bryson Baker hit a 3-Run HR to clear the bases. With no outs and no runners on, Brian Wegman hit a solo shot to end the game after five, with H. Auto/Easton taking the 29-14 win. This marks the first time since 2003 that a Champion has been named in the Super Slow Pitch Division. The first Men’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship took place in 1981 in Burlington, N.C., where Howard’s/ Western Steer of Denver, NC claimed the inaugural Championship and Hall of Fame member Rick “The Crusher” Scherr took home the MVP title.  Throughout the 22-year existence of the Super division, 12 teams were crowned champions, with Ritch’s Superior (Windsor Locks, CT) and Steele’s Silver Bullets (Grafton, OH) leading the pack with 4 championships apiece. The Batting Champion was Donavan Prokraka of Rip City/DeMarini (.800). Dale Brundardt of RipCity/ DeMarini and Bryce Oliveira of Sonny’s shared the Home Run title with 7 HR .  Hortenbach Auto had earlier sent Sonny’s into the losers bracket with a 22-20 win and then Sonny’s came back in the losers bracket final as a walk off home run secured Sonny’s a spot in the Championship Game as they came out with the 20-18 win over Rip City/DeMarini. Trailing by six as they came to bat in the bottom of the 7th, costly errors by the Rip City defense and 2 HRs by Sonny’s set up the championship game.
MVP – Brian Wegman, Hortenbach Auto/Easton (12-17, .706, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs)
HR Leaders – Dale Brundardt, Rip City/DeMarini (12-20, .600, 18 RBIs)  – 7
HR Leaders – Bryce Oliveira, Sonny’s (10-18, .556, 15 RBIs) – 7
Batting Leader – Donavan Prokraka, Rip City/DeMarini (12-15, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs) – .800

2014 –  Oklahoma City, OK
Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY —–  Sonny’s, Casper, WY

In a rematch of last year’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship Game the result remained the same as Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton kept a hold on the title. Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton’s Brian Wegman forced the “if” game with a 2-run  walk off homer after a single by Bryson Baker to secure the 21-20 win over Sonny’s in the first Championship Game, and his team came alive at the plate to claim the title in the final Championship game with a 39-16 (five inning) run-rule victory. An outstanding effort by Travis Clark of Long Haul, racking up 8 RBIs on 4 hits, includign 2 HRs. Brian Wegman, Bryson Baker, Scott Kirby, Stephen Lloyd and Mike Umscheid all hit 2 homers the champs. For Sonny’s, Bubba Mack went 3-4 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs. The Long Haul/H. Auto Easton bats came to life in the first inning, scoring 21 runs off 9 home runs. Their hitters combined for 37 hits, 35 RBI and 36 runs scored, while Sonny’s combined for 20 hits, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored. For his efforts at the plate, Brian Wegman took home the tournament MVP award and Batting Champion titles (.800), while Sonny’s Bubba Mack and Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton’s Dale Brungardt and Brian Wegman shared the Home Run title with 6.
MVP – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton (12-15, .800, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
HR Leaders – Dale Brundardt, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton (11-16, .688, 11 RBIs, 9 Runs)  – 6
HR Leaders – Bubba Mack, Sonny’s (11-15, .733, 9 RBIs) – 6
HR Leaders – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton – 6
Batting Leader – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton  – .800

2015 –  Oklahoma City, OK
BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City, Rochester, MN —–  Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY

BBS of Minnesota defeated West Coast Monstas of California 30-15 in the winners bracket final on Orlando Castillo’s run rule walk off homer. Castillo was
5-5 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in the game. West Coast Monstas then had to face Long Haul in the losers bracket final. The decision was not close as Long Haul won 34-18. Long Haul had traveled through the losers bracket to reach the championship. They found themselves down 19-5 to Reds Astros, before coming back to win 49-29 on the strength of Ryan Parfitt’s 6-6 game with 4 HRs and 8 RBIs. Bryson Baker was 7-7 in the win. Long Haul then defeated Heartland Investors 37-21, then T’s 13 fell to the Long Haulers 52-36. T’s actually led 25-2 and 31-15 in that game, before Long Haul out scored them 50-11 in the last 4 innings. In the Championship round, Long Haul needed to beat BBS to force the “if” game, but that was easier said than done. Long Haul led 25-18 in the 6th inning.  Greg Connell of BBS hit a line drive off the top of the 45 foot high scoreboard to ignite a fire that saw BBS then hit 5 consecutive homers, capped by Lee Payne’s shot that gave then a 26-25 lead. In the top of the 7th, Brett Helmer (4-5, with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs in the game) hit a HR to tie the game 26-26. It was over quick in the bottom of the 7th as big Greg Connell hit a walk off 2-run home run to win the ASA Super National Championship. Connell and Tournament MVP Andrew Collins combined to go 11-11 with 6 HRs and 14 RBIs in the final game. Collins was named the Tournament MVP, Batting Champion (.905) and Co-Home Run Champion with 10. Ryan Parfitt of Long Haul also hit 10 HRs. Dale Brungardt of Long Haul had 26 RBIs. Pitcher Travis Clark of Long Haul was 21-29 (.724) with 8 HRs and 25 RBIs. by far, the best tournament by any Pitcher.
MVP – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City (19-21, .905, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17 Runs)
HR Leaders – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City – 10
HR Leaders – Ryan Parfitt, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton (22-31, .710, 25 RBIs, 20 Runs) – 10
Batting Leader – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City  – .905

2016 –  Oklahoma City, OK

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