ASA Super National Championships

Year – Site
Champion —–  Runner-up
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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