Category: 1987

1987 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1987 tournament site unknown


Champion – Minneapolis Merchants, Minneapolis, MN
Runner Up – Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA


  • MVP – Tom Hechsel, Minneaplis Merchants
  • Batting Champion – Gerald Braddy, Thompson’s Sporting Goods (.821)
  • HR Champion – Mike Cuellar, Lou’s Super Scouts (10)

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Mickey Reynolds, Coils Plus
  • 2B – Doug Dowdy, Lite Athletic Club
  • 3B – Joey Bouchillon, Thompson Sporting Goods
  • SS – Tom Hechsel, Minneapolis Merchants
  • OF – Gerald Brady, Thompson Sporting Goods
  • OF – Paul Knight, Lite Athletic Club
  • OF – Mike Cuellar, Lou’s Super Scouts
  • OF – Mike Rouse, Thompson Sporting Goods
  • EP – Mike Dickerson. Allied Astros
  • UTIL – Bill Baker, Bud Light
  • UTIL – Doug Berfeldt, Coffee Cup
  • UTIL – Mike Rosenow, Minneapolis Merchants
  • UTIL – Dave Rohr, Allied Astros
  • C – Tom Anderson, Minneapolis Merchants
  • P – Dave Rowe, Minneapolis Merchants

ASA A ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Joel Moody, Thompson Sporting Goods
  • 2B – John Spikerman, Lou’s Super Scouts
  • 3B – Harold Slate, Coils Plus
  • SS – David Clingman, Bud Light
  • OF – Henry Mays, Thompson Sporting Goods
  • OF – Albert “Bud” Weathers, Coils Plus
  • OF – Danny Thompson, Lou’s Super Scouts
  • OF – Jimmy Morris, Bud Light
  • EP – Wayne Otwell, Lou’s Super Scouts
  • UTIL – Gerald Braddy, Thompson’s Sporting Goods
  • UTIL – Kurt Hornus, Coffee Cup
  • UTIL – Jeff Poole, Thompson Sporting Goods
  • UTIL – Craig Schraub, Bud Light
  • C – Ed Sipe, Lite Athletic Club
  • P – Ronnie Andrews, Thompson’s Sporting Goods

ASA A ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • 1B – Steve Implay, Allied Astros
  • 2B – Chuck Harmon, Thompson’s Sporting Goods
  • 3B – Mike Rieling, Coffee Cup
  • SS – ?
  • OF – Dan Nelson, Minneapolis Merchants
  • OF – Keith Weathers, Coils Plus
  • OF – Ronnie Hawkins, Lou’s Super Scouts
  • OF – Steve Sims, Thompson’s Sporting Goods
  • EP – Kerry Burnett, Minneapolis Merchants
  • UTIL – Michael Schervish, Lite Athletic Club
  • UTIL – Max Reed, Lite Athletic Club
  • UTIL – Fred Shipley, Allied Astros
  • UTIL – Jeff Swenson, Minneapolis Merchants
  • C – Ed McConnell, Coils Plus
  • P – Mike Phelps, Allied Astros

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Minneapolis Merchants, Minneapolis, MN (7-0)
2. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (7-2)
3. Allied Astros, Indianapolis, IN (5-2)
4. Lou’s Super Scouts, Houston, TX (6-2)
5t. Coils Plus, Longview, TX (5-2)
5t. Lite Athletic Club, Daytona Beach, FL (4-2)
7t. Bud Light, Midland, TX (5-2)
7t. Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN (6-2)
9t. DeBacco Brothers, Newark, NJ (3-2)
9t. Armed Forces, Little Creek, VA (5-2)
9t. Barracuda?, Apple Valley, CA (4-2)
9t. C&M/Home Oil, Dothan, AL (3-2)
13t. McDonald’s, Davenport, IA (3-2)
13t. Chaney Enterprises, Lothian, MD (3-2)
13t. Jo-Mac Brothers, Yonkers NY (3-2)
13t. Ranger Boats, Flippin, AR (3-2)
17t. Builders Millwork, Anchorage, AK (3-2)
17t. Lite Peppers, Laredo, TX (3-2)
17t. Worth Sports, Midland, TX (3-2)
17t. JC Perry, Ridley Township, PA (2-2)
21t. SA Cannons, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
21t. Ruth Realty, Kent, WA (2-2)
21t. Springfield Strohs, Springfield, OH (3-2)
25t. Capital Industries, Seattle, WA (2-2)
25t. Miller Premium Brand, Stevens Point, WI (2-2)
25t. Mayfield Brothers, Richardson, TX (2-2)
25t. Midas Touch Jewelers, Trumbull, CT (2-2)
29t. JD Sports, Irving, TX (2-2)
29t. Jones & Sons, Washington, IN (2-2)
29t. OC Swats, Anaheim, CA (2-2)
29t. Massey’s, La Place, LA (2-2)
33t. Professional Forms, Little Rock, AR (1-2)
33t. Wendel Huskey, La Grande, OR (1-2)
33t. D&D Produce, San Ramon, CA (1-2)
36t. Pete’s Car Wash, Pughkeepsie, NY (1-2)
36t. Kidd Plumbing, Irving, TX (1-2)
36t. NW Pipe/T&C Lounge, Missoula, MT (1-2)
36t. Bale Chevrolet, Little Rock, AR (1-2)
41t. Hi-Ho Tavern, Great Falls, MA (1-2)
41t. Dash Long Distance, Odessa, TX (1-2)
41t. MT Pockets, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
41t. Farrell’s Maintenance, Lititz, PA (1-2)
45t. Winchell Chirpractic, Evansville, IN (1-2)
45t. Conrad-Paterson, Wyoming, MI (1-2)
45t. Ruud’s Roofing, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
45t. Kohler’s & Logan’s, Cranston, RI (1-2)
49t. Arensberg Pharmacy, Newark, OH (1-2)
49t. Georgia Merchants, Savannah, GA (1-2)
49t. Bull on the Beach, Berlin, MD (1-2)
52t. Campbell Sports, Bloomington, MN (0-2)
52t. Coors Scooters, Cheyenne, WY (0-2)
52t. Sonny’s Westport, CT (0-2)
52t. Stanley’s, Midland, TX (0-2)
52t. Seguin Cannons, Seguin, TX (0-2)
57t. Snyder’s Steak House, Lincoln, NE (0-2)
57t. Mississippi Truck, Davenport, IA (0-2)
57t. Amark Industries, Livingston, NJ (0-2)
57t. Wendy’s Worth Sports, Lansing, MI (0-2)
57t. Norris Fridley Reality, Owensville, MT (0-2)
62t. Starr-Precision, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
62t. Benchmark Printers, Grand Blanc, MI (0-2)
62t. Yogi’s Sports Bar, Terre Haute, IN (0-2)
62t. Merrill’s, Corpus Christi, TX (0-2)
62t. Malarky’s Pub, Westland, MI (0-2)
67. Frontier Inspection, Farmington, NM(0-2)

1987 ASA Industrial Major Men’s Nationals

1987 held at Tulsa, Oklahoma


Champion – Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT
Runner Up – West Point Pepperell Fairfax, AL


  • MVP – Bob Kowanacki, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Batting Champion – Al Morazes, Sikorsky Aircraft (.821)
  • HR Champion – Mark Hudman, West Point Pepperell (7)
  • HR Champion – Chris Tyler, Marine Corps All Stars (7)

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Tim Folio, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • 2B – Bob Kownacki Sikorsky Aircraft
  • 3B – Chris Tyler, Marine All-Stars
  • SS – Don Dixon Delta All-Stars
  • OF – Richard Bishop, Marine All-Stars
  • OF – Russ Smizer, Texas Instruments Travelers
  • OF – Al Morazes, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • OF – Ellis Ricks, West Point Pepperell
  • EP – Pete Gribben, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Utility – Russ Glawson, Electric Boat
  • Utility – Robert Heath, West Point Pepperell
  • Utility – Ken Poole, West Point Pepperell
  • Utility – Prtai Holden, Electric Boat
  • Catcher – Mark Hudman, West Point Pepperell
  • Pitcher – Tony Bonhannon, Delta All-Stars

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Mike Powers, Publix
  • 2B – Mark Grubb, Delta All-Stars
  • 3B – Clyde Chenault, Publix
  • SS – Eric Yount, General Instruments
  • OF – John Wachtel, Russell Athletics
  • OF – Jim Schaver, Marine All-Stars
  • OF – John Cologgee, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • OF – Brian Lafferty, Marine All-Stars
  • EP – Robert Towaswello, Delta All-Stars
  • Utility – Yogi Hunter, Publix
  • Utility – Brent Simpson, Publix
  • Utility – Steve Schwieterman, Monsanto
  • Utility – Mike Carpenter, General Instruments
  • C – Frank Thomas, Marine All-Stars
  • P – David Kee, Texas Instruments Travelers

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • 1B -Mike Hecker, Texas Instruments Travelers
  • 2B – Bill Age, Monsanto
  • 3B – Billy Dobbs, U.S. Postal Service
  • SS – Richard Jares, Marine All-Stars
  • OF – Mike Castro, CES-Wolfgang
  • OF – Charlie Grant, Delta All-Stars
  • OF – Joe Vazquez, Electric Boat
  • OF – Gary McBride, Delta All-Stars
  • EP- Jim Ziegler, Texas Instruments Travelers
  • Utility –  Ted Smith, Texas Instruments Travelers
  • Utility – Don Gough, General Dynamics,
  • Utility – Dave Edmondson, US. Postal Service
  • Utility – Bob Lindholm, Phillips 66
  • C – Betty Campbei General Instruments
  • P – Tom Columbus, Sikorsky Aircraft

FINAL STANDINGS

1st Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT (7-1)
2nd West Point Pepperell, Fairfax, AL (8-2)
3rd Delta All Stars, Atlanta, GA (5-2)
4th Electric Boat, Warwick, RI (7-2)
5th General Instruments, Statesville, NC (5-2)
5th Marine Corps All Stars, Albany, GA (7-2)
7th Russell Athletics, Alexander City, AL (5-2)
7th Publix, Lakeland, FL (4-2)
9th Texas Instruments Travelers, Dallas, TX (4-2)
9th Wilsonart International Softball Club, Temple, TX (4-2)
9th CES-Wolfgang, Lakeland, MN (3-2)
9th CPS Livewire, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
13th Dupont, Fayetteville, NC (3-2)
13th General Dynamics, Detroit, MI (3-2)
13th General Electric Appliance, Louisville, KY (3-2)
13th Hertz, Edmond, OK (3-2)
17th Marathon Oil, Findlay, OH (3-2)
17th Monsanto, Middletown, OH (3-2)
17th Phillips Petroleum, Bartlesville, OK (3-2)
17th Ft. Hood Tankers, Killeen, TX (2-2)
17th General Dynamics, Lima, OH (2-2)
17th Honda Of American, Marysville, OH (2-2)
17th Kimball International, Jasper, IN (2-2)
17th Kroger, East Point, GA (2-2)
25th Northwest Airlines, Burnsville, MN (2-2)
25th NSP-52 Club, Brooklyn Center, MN (2-2)
25th Tulsa Post Office, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
25th Union Carbide, Texas City, TX (2-2)
25th General Electric Tiebreakers, Wallingford, VT (1-2)
25th Oklahoma Fixture Company, Tulsa, OK (1-2)
33rd Acipco, Birmingham, AL (1-2)
33rd ADC Telecommunications, Edina, MN (1-2)
33rd Allied Bendix Aerospace, Kansas City, KS (1-2)
33rd Boeing-Tmi, Wichita, KS (1-2)
33rd Dow Chemical USA, LaPorto, TX (1-2)
33rd Hydro Carbon Flow Specialists, Patterson, LA (1-2)
33rd Kirsch, Waco, TX (1-2)
33rd Minneapolis Post Office, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
33rd Portsmouth Navel Shipyard, Elliot, ME (1-2)
33rd St. Paul Company’s, St Paul, MN (1-2)
33rd Southern New England Telephone, East Haven, CT (1-2)
33rd Stephens And Associates, Mossville, IL (1-2)
33rd Armco Steel, Ashland, KY (0-2)
33rd Cybernetics, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
33rd Eagle Picher, Carl Junction, MO (0-2)
33rd Oxy City Service, Tulsa, OK (0-2)
49th Alcoa, Newburgh, IN (0-2)
49th Box Buster, Memphis, TN (0-2)
49th Buffalo Rock Pepsi, Albany, GA (0-2)
49th CIBA-CEIGY, Greensboro, NC (0-2)
49th St. Paul Public Housing, Hugo, MN (0-2)
49th Donnelly Printing, Gallatin, TN (0-2)
49th Norwalk Furniture, Norwalk, OH (0-2)
49th K.T.H., Urbana, OH (0-2)
49th Southern Farm Bureau, Jackson, MS (0-2)
49th Thermal Systems, Tulsa, OK (0-2)
49th United Telephone System, Mansfield, OH (0-2)

1987 ASA Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1987 held at Parma, Ohio


Champion – Starpath, Lexington, KY
Runner Up – County Sports, Levittown, NY


  • MVP – Gary Jones, Starpath
  • HR Leaders – Don Clatterbaugh, Blanton’s Construction (20-26, .769, 38 RBIs) – 15
  • HR Leaders – Dave Allen, Starpath – 15
  • Batting Leader – Rich Plante, Marlton Trucking – .844

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Rich Plante, Marlton Trucking
  • 2B – Nick Farina, Marlton Trucking
  • 3B – Mike Lewis, Athletic Shop/Houston Sports
  • SS – Darrell Beeler, Athletic Shop/Houston Sports
  • OF – Gary Jones, Starpath
  • OF – Don Clatterbough, Blanton’s Construction
  • OF – Jude Kawa, Starpath
  • OF – Ken Loeri, Marlton Trucking
  • UTIL – Mark Cawley, Pegram’s Burger King
  • UTIL – Scott Sheffield, Lighthouse
  • UTIL – Sal Romano, County Sports
  • UTIL – Scott Aye, Superior Bombat
  • EP – Mike Oates, Brown & Lambrecht
  • C – Mike Zadel, Non-Ferrous Metals
  • P – Dave Elder, Starpath

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Bruce Rains, Blanton’s Construction
  • 2B – Ken Preserin, Non-Ferrous Metals
  • 3B – Rodney Woods, Starpath
  • SS – Mark Hutchinson, Pegram’s Burger King
  • OF – Mike Cohen, Non-Ferrous Metals
  • OF – Kelly Stanley, Blanton’s Construction
  • OF – Roger Wilt, Starpath
  • OF – Stephen Riley, Superior Bombat
  • UTIL – Scott Jones, Starpath
  • UTIL – Jim Sommers, County Sports
  • UTIL – Dave Shortz, Brown & Lambrecht
  • UTIL – Greg Miller, Blanton’s Construction
  • C – Dave Allen, Starpath
  • P – Andy Cook, Blanton’s Construction

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • 1B – Steve Blanchette, Non-Ferrous Metals
  • 2B – Rick Hollingsworth, Lighthouse
  • 3B – Mark Baker, Instant Landscaping
  • SS – Sal Amadeo, Instant Landscaping
  • OF – Ennie Montgomery, Starpath
  • OF – Steve Sharp, Starpath
  • OF – Larry Friedeau, Athletic Shop/Houston Sports
  • OF – Andy Sanzaro, Superior Bombat
  • UTIL – Mauro Chiti, County Sports
  • UTIL – Dave Neale, Jr., Non-Ferrous Metals
  • UTIL – Dan Robicahauk, Athletic Shop/Houston Sports
  • UTIL – Sylvin Little, Lighthouse
  • EP – Hal Harlan, Athletic Shop
  • C – James McLamb, Lighthouse
  • P – Mike Nye, Marlton Trucking

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Starpath, Lexington, KY (7-0)
2. County Sports, Long Island, NY (6-2)
3. Non-Ferrous Metals, Parma, OH (6-2)
4. Athletic Shop/Houston Sports, Hammond, LA (5-2)
5t. Superior Bombat, Manchester, CT (6-2)
5t. Blanton’s Construction, Fayetteville, NC (7-2)
7t. Marlton Trucking, Portland, OR (3-2)
7t. Pegram’s Burger King, Montgomery, AL (3-2)
9t. Budweiser, Eagan, MN (3-2)
9t. Brown & Lambrecht, Joliet, IL (3-2)
9t. Lighthouse Softball, Stone Mountain, GA (5-2)
9t. Instant Landscape, West Palm Beach, FL (5-2)
13t. Wolf, Dodge City, KS (3-2)
13t. Player’s Vision, Flint, MI (2-2)
13t. VIP/Express Transport Co., Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
13t. St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Astro Air Express, Dearborn, MI (2-2)
17t. Art Russo Realty, Columbus, OH (2-2)
17t. Beloli Heating, Taunton, MA (2-2)
17t. North Coast Travelers, Willard, OH (2-2)
17t. John Hanson, Washington, D.C., (1-2)
17t. Softball With Class, Detroit, MI (2-2)
17t. Lite Beer, Toomsuba, MS (2-2)
17t. Color Tyme Softball, Evansville, IN (1-2)
25t. Geppotte’s Pizza & Ribs, Parma, OH (1-2)
25t. Manchester Court Club, Manchester, NH (1-2)
25t. Waco Cardinals, Waco, TX (1-2)
25t. Fleetwood Exp/Red Circle, Parma, OH (1-2)
25t. Huber’s Sporting Goods, Wilmington, DE (0-2)
25t. Kohler’s WC & Co., Alton, IL (1-2)
25t. Wally’s Sports Center, Parma, OH (1-2)
25t. LAMA/Servpro, Greenville, TN (0-2)
33t. Belcher Construction, Manteno, IL (0-2)
33t. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
33t. The Pantry, North Carolina (0-2)
33t. Ohio Pool, Parma, OH (0-2)
33t. Mills & Gear, Long Island, NY (0-2)
33t. Twohig Athletic Club, Parma, OH (0-2)
33t. Coors/Atkings Merchants, Columbia, OH (1-2)
33t. Pace Bootlegger, Rochester, NY (0-2)
33t. American Legion #121, Waco, TX (0-2)

No show

Miller Medical, Waterloo, IA
Hoffbean, Dallas, TX
Snyders Softball Club, Wixon, MI
Budweiser, Hopkinsville, KY

1987 USSSA Major World Series

1987 held at Waterloo, IA

Champion – Smythe Sox, Houston, TX
Runner Up – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH

The Smythe Sox defeated Steele’s 38-34 in the winners bracket final. Steeles beat a tough Marlton Trucking team 16-9 in the losers bracket final to gain a rematch with Smythe. The Men of Steele’s won the first final 24-20 behind Craig Elliott (4-5, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs) and Ron Parnell (4-4, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs) and appeared to gain the edge going into the winner take all deciding game. Leading 22-9 after three innings, Steele’s was on the verge on winning their first USSSA World Series. It was then, in the cold and rain that Steele’s met their “Waterloo”. Smythe scored 21 runs in the fifth inning and then scored another 17 more runs in the final two innings to come out on top of a 50-31 final. Ricky Huggins (5-5, 2 HRs), Doug Roberson (4-5, 3 HRs), Craig Elliott (4-6, 3 HRs), Mike Bolen (4-5, 2 HRs) and Jeff Stamps (4-5, 1 HR) led the Steele’s attack in the final game. Those were impressive stats, but Smythe Sox had some mind boggling numbers: Bill Gatti (8-8, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs), Cecil Whitehead (7-8, 5 RBIs), Bruce Meade (7-8, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs), Bill Blake and Doug Brown combined for 10 hits and 14 RBIs. Rick Wheeler and Mark Heirlmeier were both 5-7. Heirlmeier had 4 HRs and 7 RBIs. They out homered the men of Steel’s in the game 20-17. For the tournament, Steele’s smashed 140 total HRs as a team and batted .650. Smythe batted .641 and hit 85 HRs, but won when it counted. A word of note; Cecil Whitehead of Smythe, who is considered one of the best clutch performers of all time, played three games against Steele’s, all pressure packed games and all he did was go 15-18 (.833) with 5 HRs and 15 RBIs. Whitehead and teammate Bill have now won four USSSA World Series in a row (Elite; 1984-1985 and now Smythe 1986-1987).

  • MVP -Bill Blake, Smythe Sox – (23-31, .742, 18 HRs, 37 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Home Run Leaders – Doug Roberson, Steele’s (25-33, .758, 27 RBIs, 30 Runs) – 19
  • Home Run Leaders – Craig Elliott, Steele’s (26-38, .684, 26 RBIs, 24 Runs) – 19
  • Batting Leader (based on 18 ABs) Jim Fuller, Marlton Trucking (26-32, 18 HRs, 29 RBIs, 26 Runs) – .813
  • Defensive MVP – Ron Parnell, Steele’s Sports

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Craig Elliott – Steele’s Sports (26-38, .684, 19 HRs, 26 RBIs, 24 Runs)
  • Catcher – Bill Blake – Smythe Sox (23-31, .742, 18 HRs, 37 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Catcher – Dave Steffen – Marlton Trucking (23-34, .676, 15 HRs, 21 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • First Base – Mike Bolen – Steele’s Sports (21-31, .677, 8 HRs, 10 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • First Base – Rich Plante – Marlton Trucking (23-33, ..697, 10 HRs, 22 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • First Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s/Western Steer (18-28, .643, 14 HRs, 27 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Second Base – Bill Gatti – Smythe Sox (20-27, .741, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Third Base – Doug Brown – Smythe Sox (21-31, .677, 9 HRs, 23 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Third Base – Jim Fuller – Marlton Trucking (26-32, .813, 18 HRs, 29 RBIs, 26 Runs)
  • Third Base – Tim White – Howard’s/Western Steer (17-25, .680, 10 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Ron Parnell – Steele’s Sports (23-36, .583, 13 HRS, 21 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Smythe Sox (21-27, .778, 14 HRs, 22 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ricky Huggins – Steele’s Sports (21-28, .750, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Outfield – Doug Roberson – Steele’s Sports (25-33, .758, 19 HRs, 27 RBIs, 30 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dan Schuck – Marlton Trucking (21-32, .656, 15 HRs, 25 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Outfield – Rick Wheeler – Smythe Sox (15-25, .600, 10 HRs, 16 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Outfield – Cecil Whitehead – Smythe Sox (23-31, .742, 8 HRs, 18 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • Utility – Stan Harvey – Howard’s/Western Steer (18-29, .621, 17 HRs, 23 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Utility – Buddy Slater – Smythe Sox (8-18, .444, 1 RBI, 10 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Mike Nye, Marlton (14-18, .778, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Kelly Stanley, Kirk’s Glass (14-18, .778, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Ken Dain, Steele’s (15-20, .750, 12 HRs, 20 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Ed Berg, Superior Bombat (14-19, .737, 8 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Danny Robichaux, Athletic Shop (11-15, .733, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Larry Magee, Capitol (11-15, .733, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Greg Fuhrman, Superior Bombat (13-18, .722, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Mike Wagner, Ritch’s Salvage (13-18, .722, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Hal Harlan, Athletic Shop (10-14, .714, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Jeff Stamps, Steele’s (21-30, .700, 11 HRs, 20 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Joey Raby, Howard’s (14-20, .700, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Dan Griffin, Marlton (19-28, .679, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Rick Weiterman, Steele’s (4-6, .667, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Scott Vikus, Steele’s (19-29, .655, 12 HRs, 15 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Braxton Speller, Hammond Glass (7-11, .636, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, Kirk’s Glass (13-21, .619, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Danny Williams, Athletic Shop (8-13, .615, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Darrell Misenheimer, Ritch’s Salvage (11-18, .611, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Capitol (11-18, .611, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Steele’s (20-33, .606, 12 HRs, 24 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Scott McManis, Howard’s (18-30, .600, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howard’s (15-25, .600, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Clyde Guy, Howard’s (16-27, .593, 13 HRs, 17 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • Fred Stahman, Superior Bombat (10-17, .588, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ron Dorsey, Superior Bombat (11-19, .579, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Mark Heirlmeier, Smythe Sox (12-21, .571, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Dennis Graser, Steele’s (12-21, .571, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Larry Neff, Marlton (17-30, .567, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, Howard’s (14-25, .560, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 14 RBIs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s (21-38, .553, 18 HRs, 29 RBIs, 24 Runs)
  • Greg Whitlock, Smythe Sox (12-22, .545, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Curtis Williams, Howard’s (13-24, .542, 7 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Greg Cannedy, RTS (7-13, .538, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Darrell Beeler, Athletic Shop (8-15, .533, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, Smythe Sox (15-30, .500, 9 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Greg Schulte, Athletic Shop (8-16, .500, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Ken Loeri, Marlton (14-30, .467, 10 HRs, 14 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Larry Fredieu, Athletic Shop (6-15, .400, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, RTS (3-8, .375, 4 RBIs, 1 Run)
  • Paul Drilling, Athletic Shop (4-11, .364, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Bob Louria, Hammon Glass (3-9, .333, 2 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Smythe Sox, Houston, TX 4-1
2. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 4-2
3. Marlton Trucking, Portland, OR 4-2
4. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 4-2
5t. Kirk’s Glass, Newport News, VA 2-2
5t. Athletic Shop/Eaton Sports, Hammond, LA 2-2
7t. Ritch’s Auto Salvage, Harrisburg, NC 2-2
7t. Superior Bombat, Wildsor Locks, CT 2-2
9t. Non-Ferrous Metal Fab, Cleveland, OH 1-2
9t. RTS Enterprises, Phoenix, AZ 1-2
9t. Capitol Softball Club, Northridge, CA 1-2
9t. Starpath Softball, Lexington, KY 0-2
13t. Budweiser Merchants, 0-2
13t. Glass, Hammond, IN 0-2

1987 ISA A World Series

1987 tournament host unknown


Champion – Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA
Runner Up – Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL


  • MVP – ?
  • Batting Leader – ?
  • HR Leader – ?

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA
2. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL

1987 ISA Super World Series

 1987 held at Greensboro, NC

Champion – Steele’s Sports, Grafton OH
Runner Up – Smythe Sox, Houston TX

Steele’s, put into the losers bracket by Smythe Sox by a 33-36 score, came through the losers bracket and defeated Smythe 44-27 and 36-20 to win the ISA World Series. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Smythe hit 5 straight home runs (Bill Gatti, Mark Heirlmeier, Bruce Meade, Mike Parrot and Rick Wheeler), but to no avail. Ricky Huggins had a big grand slam for Steele’s to blow the game open in the 5th inning and give them a 26-17 lead. Nobody matched the power of Steele’s as the 6 players along on the All World team collected a combined total of 84 HRs.

  • MVP – Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports (27-37, .730, 15 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • Defensive MVP – Doug Roberson, Steele’s
  • HR Leader –Ron Parnell, Steele’s (27-35, .771) – 17
  • Batting Leader – Ron Parnell, Steele’s(27-35)  – .771

1987 ISA All-World Team

  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports (27-37, .730, 15 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • Ron Parnell, Steele’s Sports (27-35, .771, 17 HRs)
  • Doug Roberson, Steele’s Sports (14 HRs)
  • Craig Elliott, Steele’s Sports (16 HRs)
  • Jeff Stamps, Steele’s Sports (11 HRs)
  • Scott Virkus, Steele’s Sports (12 HRs)
  • Bill Blake, Smythe Sox
  • Bruce Meade, Smythe Sox
  • Cecil Whitehead, Smythe Sox
  • Bill Gatti, Smythe Sox
  • Kelly Stanley, Blanton’s/Kirks
  • Gerg Miller, Blanton’s/Kirks
  • Gary Markland, Blanton’s/Kirks

1987 Standings

1. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 5-1
2. Smythe Sox, Houston, TX 3-2
3. Blanton’s/Kirk’s, Fayetteville, NC 3-2
4. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 2-2
5t. Ritch’s Salvage, Harrisburg, NC 3-2
5t. Barry Peagrams BK, Montgomery, AL 3-2
7t. Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH 2-2
7t. The Handy Pantry, Gastonia, NC 2-2
9t. Action Awarda, Atlanta, GA 0-2
9t. Kirkpatricks, Greensboro, NC 0-2
9t. Cory-Doby Exxon, Greensboro, NC 0-2
9t. Miller Lite/Jai-Alai, Ocala, FL 0-2

1987 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Tournament

1987     At Salt Lake City, UT

Champion – American Realty, Concord, CA
Runner Up – Stanley Lumber, Beaverdam, VA

  • MVP – Richie Aliotti, American Realty
  • HR Leader – Baxter Burris, Ritch’s Auto – 13
  • Batting Leader – Kevin Darden, Williams Painting (26-32) – .813
  • Defensive MVP – Richie Aliotti, American Realty

1987 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” WORLD TEAM

  • First Base – Dwight Fortune – Williams Painting
  • First Base – Ralph Godwin – Stanley Lumber
  • Second Base – Barry Roach – Stanley Lumber
  • Second Base – Greg Cannedy – American Realty
  • Third  Base – Mike Collins – RTS Enterprises
  • Shortstop – JW Mitchell – Stanley Lumber
  • Shortstop – Rich Aliotti – American Realty
  • Outfield – Scott Flood – RTS Enterprises
  • Outfield – Woody Jackson – Williams Painting
  • Outfield – Jerry Lipscomb – Stanley Lumber
  • Outfield – Larry Hutcherson – Williams Painting
  • Outfield – John Gamblin – American Realty
  • Outfield – Jim Nelson – Maroadi Transfer
  • Outfield – Bruce Newberry – SSK Rebs
  • Outfield – Jeff Boyden – SSK Rebs
  • Outfield – Gordie Johnson – American Realty
  • Outfield – Floyd Fortune, Jr. – Williams Painting
  • Pitcher – Jay Smith – Stanley Lumber
  • Catcher – Jim Harvey – American Realty
  • Utility – Kevin Darden – Williams Painting
  • Manager – Johnny Gamblin – American Realty

1985 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Tournament

1985     At Carencro, LA

Champion – Gregg Security, Pittsburgh, PA
Runner Up – M.W. Tribble, Cincinnati, OH

  • MVP – Denny Brown, Gregg Security
  • HR Leader – Roger Snatchko, Gregg Security
  • Batting Leader – Leo Osterday, M.W. Tribble – .750
  • Defensive MVP – not listed

1985 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” ALL-WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Greg Birko – Gregg Security
  • Catcher – Andy Vento – Gregg Security
  • First Base – Jeff Weyels – Gregg Security
  • Second Base – Tony Salamone – VIP Limousine
  • Third Base – Rich Pavone – Gregg Security
  • Third Base – Mike Sullivan – VIP Limousine
  • Shortstop – Larry Shircliff – VIP Limousine
  • Shortstop – Mickey McMullen – MW Tribble
  • Outfield – Roger Snatchko – Gregg Security
  • Outfield – Jim Picard – Gregg Security
  • Outfield – Leo Osterday – MW Tribble
  • Outfield – Jack Collins – MW Tribble
  • Outfield – Denver Gabbard – MW Tribble
  • Utility – Craig Symons – Computerland
  • Utility – Bill Heath – Computerland
  • Utility – Bill Dallas – Richmond CA Merchants
  • Manager – Joe Baney – Gregg Security

1987 NSPC All-National Team

Bill Blake, Smythe Sox (14-23, .609, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs) – MVP
Bruce Meade, Smythe Sox (13-21, .619, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Bill Gatti, Smythe Sox (13-24, .542, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Greg Whitlock, Smythe Sox (10-23, .435, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Cecil Whitehead, Smythe Sox (9-20, .450, 3 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Mike Parrott, Smythe Sox (10-19, .526, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Mauro Chiti, County Sports (8-13, .615, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
Ron Hargrove, County Sports (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Mike Cellura, Capitol Insulation (8-15, .533, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Larry McGee, Capitol Insulation (9-13, .692, 8 RBIs, 1 Run)
Scott Smith, County Sports – Defensive MVP
Manager Award – John Cooke, Smythe Sox

1987 NSPC National Championship Tournament Final Standings

  1. Smythe Sox, Houston, TX                                         6-1
  2. County Sports, Levittown, NY                                 3-2  (This was an “A” team)
  3. Capitol Softball Club, Northridge, CA   2-2
  4. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC                2-2
  5. Ritch’s Auto Salvage, Harrisburg, NC                    1-2
  6. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL                                         1-2
  7. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA                          0-2
  8. Snyder’s Softball Club, Wixom, MI                        0-2

1987 ASA Men’s Super National Championship

1987 held at Parma, OH


Champion – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH
Runner Up – Budweiser, Youngstown, OH


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.


  • 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

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P-Rick Weiterman, Steele’s Sports
  • C-Craig Elliott, Steele’s Sports
  • 1B-Dennis Graser, Steele’s Sports
  • 2B-Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports (27-36, .750, 12 HRs, 26 RBIs)
  • 3B-Ken Dain, Steele’s Sports
  • SS-Ron Parnell, Steele’s Sports
  • OF-Mark Odabashian, ABC Driveway/Holy Name
  • OF-Doug Roberson, Steele’s Sports
  • OF-Scott Virkus, Steele’s Sports (22-33, 667, 16 HRs)
  • OF-Fred Trice, Steele’s Sports
  • EP-Phil Adams, Budweiser
  • UT-Dick Marlow, Budweiser
  • UT-Jeff Stamps, Steele’s Sports
  • UT-Jim Kuhl, Budweiser
  • UT-Mickey Vittardi, ABC Driveway/Holy Name

FINAL STANDINGS (overall record counting Pool Play games)

1. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 3-0 – (7-0)
2. Budweiser, Youngstown, OH 1-2 – (2-5)
3. ABC Driveway/Holy Name, Parma, OH 0-2 – (1-5)

POOL PLAY

1. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 4-0
2. Budweiser, Youngstown, OH 1-4
3. ABC Driveway/Holy Name, Parma, OH 1-3