Category: 1971

1971 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1971 held at Louisville, Kentucky.


Co-Champion – Troy Redmen, Troy, OH
Co-Champion – St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus, Detroit, MI


This was the first year of the ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch National Championships.

The Troy, Ohio, Redmen and St Patrick’s K of C of Detroit, Mich were declared co-champions of the first “A” Open Slow Pitch Softball Tournament held in Louisville over the Labor Day weekend.

Both Troy and St. Patrick’s had identical 4-0 records and were the only two teams left in the winner’s bracket. The game between Troy and St. Patrick, was deadlocked 6-6 In the fifth Inning when rain washed out the tournament. St. Patrick’s had just rallied for three runs to tie the score In the fifth winning.

Das Spellhaus of River Fells, Wisconsin was awarded second place and Freeport Merchants of Metro Rochester, New York was placed third.

The Class “A” meet drew-a field of 26 teams In Its first outing. Teams came from Kansas, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Delaware, Rhode Island, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Michigan and six metro areas.

The winners bracket final between Troy Redmen and St. Patricks was tied 6-6 in the fifth inning when torrential rains came and washed away the rest of the tournament. Troy and St. Pats were awarded Co-Champs and Des Speilhaus of Wisconsin and Fairport Merchants of Rochester third and fourth respectively. Both were alive in the losers bracket. Jefferson County Merchants and 5&10 Tap were awarded 5th and 6th as they were still alive as well, but did not advance as far as the other two teams with one loss.

Also, Fairport Merchants defeated Jefferson County head-to-head. In the final few games played: Winner’s bracket – Fairport Merchants defeated Jefferson County Merchants 4-1. Troy Redmen defeated Fairport Merchants 15-5. St. Patricks K of C defeated Milwaukee 5&10 Tap 10-3. In Loser’s Bracket games; Des Speilhaus eliminated Schumachers 12-4. Jefferson Merchants eliminated Corbin Pepsi Cola.


FINAL STANDINGS

1t. Troy Redmen, Troy. Ohio (4-0)
1t. St. Patrick’s K at C. Detroit 4 0
3. Das Spielhaus, River Falls, WI (6-1)
4. Freeport Merchants, Rochester, NY (2-1)
5t. Jeff Merchants, Louisville, KY (4-1)
5t. 5&10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI (2-1)
7t. Schumacher, St. Louis, MO (4-2)
7t. American Savings, Pekin, IL (3-2)
9t. Pepsi Cola, Corbin, KY (2-2)
9t. Wayside, Buffalo, MN (2-2)
9t. Shoney’s, Richmond, VA (2-2)
9t. St. Elizabeth, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
13t. Minnesota Mutual, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
13t. Moore Painting, Orlando, FL (1-2)
13t. Milford Merchants, Milford, MI (1-2)
13t. Howard Johnson, North Lexington (1-2)
17t. Mack’s Lounge, Newport, RI (1-2)
17t. Local 185, Joliet, IL (1-2)
17t. Digby Dodgers, Indianapolis, IN (1-2)
17t. Hicks Chevrolet, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
17t. Embalmers, Wilmington, DE (0-2)
17t. Red Roosters, Grand Island, NE (0-2)
17t. Moody Blues, Louisville, KY (0-2)
17t. Portland AC, Louisville, KY (0-2)
25t. Kellwood, Brownsville, KY (0-2)
25t. Jet Sets, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)

1971 ASA Major Industrial Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1971 held at York, Pennsylvania on August 1-9.


Champion – Pharr Yarn Red, McAdenville, NC
Runner Up – AMF, Inc., York, PA


  • MVP – Ed Finnegan, AVOC/Lycoming

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Bob McMahan, Pharr Yarn
  • P – Bill Bansak, AVCO/Lycoming
  • C – Tom Hall, Riegel Rifles
  • 1B – Mac Richardson, Pharr Yarn
  • 2B – Terry Togio, AVCO/Lycoming
  • 3B – Nick Mescher, Pabst
  • SS – Ed Finnegan, AVOC/Lycoming (MVP)
  • OF – Emery Klemstine, Norfolk Fire Department
  • OF – Larry Holbrooks, Riegel Rifles
  • OF – Jim Dobbs, AVCO/Lycoming
  • OF – Eugene West, Pharr Yarn
  • Util – Whitey Tucker, Riegel Rifles

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P- Carl Stambaugh, AMF
  • C – Raymond Barron, Local #14
  • 1B – Jim Vessels, Bennett Motors
  • 2B – Dick Wade, Pabst
  • 3B – Joe Brown, Pabst
  • SS – John King, AMF
  • OF – Rich Dobbs, AVCO/Lycoming
  • OF – Bob Weller, Norfolk Fire Deptartment
  • OF – Ken Mitchem, Pharr Yarn
  • Util – Ed Reider, AMF

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Pharr Yarn Reds, McAdenville, NC (7-0)
2. AMF, lnc. York, PA (7-2)
3. Riegel Rifles, Trion, GA (4-2)
4. AVCO/Lycoming, Stratford, CT (7-2)
5. Pabst, Springfield, OH (6-2)
6. Pharr Yarn Greens, McAdenville, NC (3-2)
7. Norfolk Fire Department, Norfolk, VA (5-2)
8. Bruce-Johnson, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
9. Bennett Motors, Evansville, IN (3-2)
10. Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
11. Burlington-Northern, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
12. Dupont Fibers, Waynesboro, VA (2-2)
13. Delta Airlines, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
14. Local #14, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
15. Waco’s, Louisville, KY (2-2)
16. Link A. C., Binghamton, NY (3-2)
17. Lawrence Township Fire Department, Lawrence Township, NJ (2-2)
18. A. H. Robins, Richmond, VA (1-2)
19. Walker’s, WV (1-2)
20. Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY (1-2)
21. RTE Corp., Waukesha, WI (1-2)
22. Westinghouse, Pensacola, FL (1-2)
23. Pittsburgh Post Office, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
24. Delaware Association of Police, Wilmington, DE (1-2)
25. Wilson & Co., Okla. City, OK (1-2)
26. Great Lakes Steel, Detroit, MI (1-2)
27. Pepsico, New York, NY (1-2)
28. Local #1098, Cleveland, OH (1-2)
29. Kenney Manufacturing, Warwick , RI (0-2)
30. Raytheon, Worcester, MA (0-2)
31. Local #149, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
32. ACCO, York, PA (0-2)
33. Rohm & Haas, Knoxville, TN (0-2)
34. Eaton Manufacturing., Bottle Creek, MI (0-2)
35. Afees, Kansas City, KS (0-2)
36. Nassau County Police Department, Mineola, NY (0-2)
37. Arodmoc, Corpus Christi, TX (0-2)
38. ACIC Rebels, St Louis, MO (0-2)
39. Clinton Manufacturing, Clinton, SC (0-2)

1971 USSSA Major World Series

1971 held at Las Vegas, NV

NOTE – 1970 East World Champ played the 1970 West World Champ in the 1971 World Series best of 7 series Accurate Welding of Milwaukee, WI (EAST) —– defeated —– Goettl’s Metals of Phoenix, AZ (WEST) – (4 games to 0)

Accurate Welding was 75-22 on the season. They also played Little Caesars in a USSSA vs ASA match of champions. Playing by ASA rules, Accurate emerged victorious 14-13. Accurate shocked USSSA people by how dominating they really were in the series. They collected 68 hits total in the four games, including 5 HRs on the big 300′ fences. They outscored their opponent by a 45-10 margin.

  • MVP – James Mortl, Accurate Welding (12-15, .800, 6 RBIs)
  • Home Run Leader – Carl Bruce, Accurate Welding (8-11, .727, 14 RBIs) – 3
  • Batting Leader – James Mortl, Accurate Welding – .800

USSSA Major World Series All Tournament Team

No All-World Team was selected – just a best of 7 series between 2 teams. The East and West selected All World Teams in their respective Tournaments.

Game Scores

  • Game 1 – Accurate Welding 17 vs. Goettl’s Metals 3 – Accurate had 25 hits. Jim Mortl was 4-4, Carl Bruce (HR), Jim Warras (HR) and John Wegner had 3 each.
  • Game 2 – Accurate Welding 13 vs. Goettl’s Metals 0- Accurate dominated again with 22 hits. Jim Mortl, John Wegner and Gary Perkins had 3 hits apiece.
  • Game 3 – Accurate Welding 8 vs. Goettl’s Metals 1 – Accurate had only 11 hits, but still managed to emerge victorious. Jim Mortl led Accurate with 2 hits.
  • Game 4 – Accurate Welding 7 vs. Goettl’s Metals 6 – Goettl’s scored 5 runs in the 5th inning to take a 6-5 lead. Carl Bruce of Accurate hit a 2-run homer to win it 7-6.

FINAL STANDINGS
1. Accurate Welding, Milwaukee, WI 4-0
2. Goettl’s Metals, Mesa, AZ 0-4

1971 World Series Stats (at least 10 ABs)

  • Jim Mortl, Accurate (12-15, .800, 6 RBIs)
  • Carl Bruce, Accurate (8-11, .727, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs)
  • Gary Perkins, Accurate (7-11, .727, 3 RBIs)
  • Gene Cupertino, Accurate (6-12, .500, 3 RBIs)
  • Dick Polgar, Accurate (6-12, .500, 4 RBIs)
  • Jim Warras, Accurate (5-10, .500, 1 HR, 2 RBIs)
  • John Wegner, Accurate (7-14, .500, 2 RBIs)
  • Daryl Greenmeier, Accurate (5-11, .455, 1 RBI)
  • Ron Stanton, Accurate (3-11, .273, 1 HR, 3 RBIs)

*No Stats available for Goettl’s Metals

  • Larry Harrell
  • Jack Beavers
  • Adam Bauer
  • Denny Bush
  • Bruce Simmons
  • Fred Goettl
  • Bill Wright
  • Rick Gardner
  • Hank Goettl
  • Randy Gill
  • Paul Digarnde
  • Skip Hancock
  • Greg Witherspon
  • Jerry Beavers
  • Jim Kelly

1971 East Worlds held at Louisville, KY

Champion – Accurate Welding, Milwaukee, WI
Runner Up – Ace Movers, Milwaukee, WI

Accurate defeated Ace Movers 12-4 in the winner’s bracket finals on the strength of home runs from Carl Bruce and John Wegner. Ace came back to score a couple on run scoring doubles off the bats of John Gross and Willie May. John Wegner hit his second HR of the game and Darryl Greenmeier’s triple put the game out of reach. Accurate defeated Fairdale AC of KY 13-1 and Feldotts of IL 8-5 to reach the final. Ace defeated 6th Ward of Pittsburgh 22-7 and the Iron Dukes of New Castle PA 5-4 to gain their final berth. The Milwaukee Commandos (Robert’s Lounge) were playing the powerful Hicksville Astros of NY in the loser’s bracket. Hicksville was leading 1-0 when it started to rain hard. After 6 hours of rain, it was called and Accurate declared the champ, with Ace second and Hicksville awarded third and the Commandos fourth.

  • East MVP – John Wegner, Accurate Welding (10-18, .556, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs)
  • East HR Leader – Larry Chiapetta, Hicksville Astros
  • East Batting Leader – Darrell Greenmeir, Accurate Welding (12-16, 6 RBIs) – .750

1971 East All-World Team

  • Pitcher – Mike Fox, Ace Movers
  • Catcher – Willie May, Ace Movers (12-17, .706)
  • First Base – Oscar Steadman, Hicksville Astros
  • Second Base – Jim Mortl, Accurate Welding (10-22, .455, 7 RBIs)
  • Third Base – Carl Bruce, Accurate Welding (11-17, .647, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs)
  • Shortstop – Mike Foley, Hicksville Astros
  • Outfield – John Wegner, Accurate Welding (10-18, .556, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs)
  • Outfield – Darrell Greenmeier, Accurate Welding (12-16, .750, 6 RBIs)
  • Outfield – Arlis Jones, Commando’s
  • Outfield – Jim Sieloff, Ace Movers

1971 East World Tournament Standings (top-10 listed, 38 total teams …. rain shortened)

1. Accurate Welding, Milwaukee, WI 6-1
2. Ace Movers, Milwaukee, WI 4-1
3. Hicksville Astros, Hicksville, NY 6-1
4. Milwaukee Commandos, Milwaukee, WI 7-1
5. Iron Dukes, New Castle, PA 3-2
6. Feldotts Plateau, Napierville, IL 3-2
7. Sports Center, Covington, KY 5-2
8. Queen City Patterns, Miamitown, OH 4-2
9. Milwaukee Forging, Milwaukee, WI 3-2
10. Sixth Ward Club, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2


1971 West Worlds held at Azusa, CA

Champion – Johnson’s Big Apple, Phoenix, AZ
Runner Up – Berg Ford, Mesa, AZ

Big Apple won five straight games to win the Western Worlds. All were close games as they beat in order; Bemco 5-2, VB Morgan Trucking 6-4, Kerr’s Sporting Goods 4-3 and Glenwood Motors 5-3. In the Championship, they defeated Berg Ford 9-3. Weekes earlier, Berg defeated Big Apple to win the Arizona USSSA State Championship. Berg also played a series of close games to reach the title game. They won 10-9 over the Carpetbaggers, 6-3 over Bit of Italy, both from California. Then Glenwood Motors beat Berg 7-6 to send them to the losers bracket. There, they eliminated Blinky’s 2-0, Kerr’s 6-4 and Glenwood Motors 2-0. Pitcher Benny Crittenden hurled the two shutouts. Shortstop Vince Peralta sparkled on defense and drove in the deciding runs in some of the close games.

  • West MVP – Vince Paralta, Big Apple
  • West HR Leader – Elby Bushong, Kerr Sporting Goods
  • West Batting Leader – Jack Beavers, Goettl’s Metal ( .623)

1971 West All-World Team

  • Pitcher – Benny Crittenden, Berg Ford (.529)
  • Catcher – Elby Bushong, Kerr Sp. Goods (.400)
  • First Base – Ken Novak, Glenwood Motors (.450)
  • Second Base – Dave Hibbert, Berge Ford (.563)
  • Third Base – Jack Beavers, Goettl’s (.623)
  • Shortstop – Vince Peralta, Big Apple (.471)
  • Shortstop – Gordon Loveless, Berg Ford (.341)
  • Outfield – Joe Contraras, Big Apple (.333)
  • Outfield – Dan McMann, Blinky’s (.500)
  • Outfield – Frank Wilson, Glenwood Motors (.474)
  • Outfield – Frank Valunzuela, Big Apple (.385)

FINAL RESULTS (top-10 listed, 22 teams total)
1. Johnson’s Big Apple, Phoenix, AZ 5-0
2. Berg Ford, Mesa, AZ 5-2
3. Glenwood Motors, Glenwood, CA 4-2
4. Kerr Sporting Goods, Phoenix, AZ 3-2
5. Goettl’s Metals, Mesa, AZ 4-2
6. Nevada Test Site Bears, Nye County, NV 4-2
7. Bit of Italy, Huntington Park, CA 3-2
8. V.B. Morgan Truckers, Lakewood, CA 2-2
9. Austin & Wolfe Refrigeration, Phoenix, AZ 2-2
10. Honeywell, Phoenix, AZ 1-2

1971 ASA Open Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1971 held at Parma, OH


Champion – Virginia Beach Pile Drivers, Virginia Beach, VA
Runner Up – 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.


  • 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

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P- Don Griever, Stroh’s (13-14, .929, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • P- Bob Auten, Little Caesars (20-38, .526, 11 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • C- Dave Lane, Trailways (12-18, .667, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • C- Tex Collins, Little Caesars (13-25, .520, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • 1B- Terry Smith, Stroh’s (11-13, .846, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • 2B- Nick Sessoms, Piledrivers (14-25, .560, 0 HRs, 5 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • 3B- Bill Cole, Little Caesars (16-32, .500, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • SS- Don Jones, Howard’s (9-16, .563, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • 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 (12-19, .632, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • OF- Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (21-30, .700, 13 HRs, 26 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • UT- Ed Green, Pacific Standard Life (12-14, .857, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • UT- Lynwood Strickland, Piledrivers (9-19, .474, 0 HRs, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P- Don Arndt, Howard’s Furnitire (9-18, .500, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • P- Joe Yacabet, Gene-Angelo’s (11-18, .611, 0 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • C- Myron Rozmark, Maplewood Plumbing (8-13, .615, 5 HRs, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • C- Preston Powell, Non Ferrous (10-18, .556, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • 1B- Emory Lucas, Century Tire (23-30, .767, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • 2B- Carl Tomsic, Gene-Angelo’s (12-18, .667, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • 3B- John DeVoss, Pacific Standard (10-12, .833, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • SS- Bob Malicki, Little Caesars (18-32, .523, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • OF- Johnny Dollar, Piledrivers (14-23, .609, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • OF- Tommy Maiden, Howard Furniture (12-18, .667, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • OF- Jerry Marcum, Al Stokes VW (12-20, .600, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • OF- Corky Rogers, Warren Motors (12-17, .706, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • UT- Bob Rosin, Non Ferrous Metals (9-17, .529, 0 HRs, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • UT- Steve Loya, Gene-Angelo’s (13-21, .619, 9 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Tom Taylor, Century Tire (17-29, .586, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Bob Voss, Little Caesars (21-36, .583, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Gary Ladue, Little Caesars (19-35, .543, 4 HRS, 10 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Gene Fisher, Howard Furniture (8-17, .471, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ron Potter, Jiffy Club (8-17, .471, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (18-40, .450, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (9-20, .450, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Steve Massong, Century Tire (9-20, .450, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Mike Nye, Warren Motors (10-23, .433, 8 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (13-34, .382, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)

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

1971 ASA Class A Men’s Slow Pitch National Tournament

1971 held at Louisville, KY

Co-ChampionTroy Redman, Troy, MI
Co-ChampionSt. Patrick’s K of C, Detroit, MI

  • No MVP or all tournament team was named and no other information available

The winners bracket final between Troy Redmen and St. Patricks was tied 6-6 in the fifth inning when torrential rains came and washed away the rest of the tournament. Troy and St. Pats were awarded Co-Champs and Des Speilhaus of Wisconsin and Fairport Merchants of Rochester third and fourth respectively. Both were alive in the losers bracket. Jefferson County Merchants and 5&10 Tap were awarded 5th and 6th as they were still alive as well, but did not advance as far as the other two teams with one loss. Also, Fairport defeated Jefferson County head-to-head. In the final few games played: Winner’s bracket – Fairport Rochester Merchants defeated Jefferson County Merchants 4-1. Troy Redmen defeated Fairport Rochester Merchants 15-5. St. Patricks K of C defeated Milwaukee 5&10 Tap 10-3. In Loser’s Bracket games; Des Speilhaus eliminated Schumachers 12-4. Jefferson Merchants eliminated Corbin Pepsi Cola.

1971 ASA Class A Men’s Slow Pitch Standings

1. Troy Holy Name Redmen, Troy, OH 4-0
1. St. Patrick’s K of C, Detroit, MI 4-0
3. Des Spielhaus, River Falls, WI 6-1
4. Fairport Merchants, Rochester, NY 2-1
5. Jefferson County Merchants, Louisville, KY 4-1
6. 5&10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI 2-1
7. Schumacher SWBT, St. Louis, MO 4-2
8. American Savings, Pekin, IL 3-2
9. Pepsi Cola, Corbin, KY 2-2
10. Wayside, Buffalo, MN 2-2
11. Shoney’s Big Boy, Richmond, VA 2-2
12. St. Elizabeth, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
13. Minnesota Mutual, St. Paul, MN 1-2
14. Moore Painting, Orlando, FL 1-2
15. Milford Merchants, Milford, MI 1-2
16. Howard Johnson’s, Lexington, KY 1-2
17. Mack’s Lounge, Newport, RI 1-2
18. Local 851, Joliet, IL 1-2
19. Digby Dodgers, Indianapolis, IN 1-2
20. Hicks Chevrolet, Kansas City, MO 0-2
21. Embalmers, Wilmington, DE 0-2
22. Red Roosters, Grand Island, NE 0-2
23. Moody Blues, Louisville, KY 0-2
24. Portland AC, Bowling Green, KY 0-2
25. Keilwood, Brownsville, KY 0-2
26. Jet Sets, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2