Category: 1988

1988 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1988 held at Paulson Softball Complex in Savannah, Georgia on September 4-6.


Champion – Smith Transport, Roaring Springs, PA
Runner Up – Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL


It wasn’t a case of too much power. It was just a case of too many hits. In the early morning  hours of Tuesday, September 6, Smith Transport used a 26 hit attack to take a 19-10 win over Vernon’s of Jacksonville, FL, in the final game of the ASA Class A  Men’s Slow Pitch National Championship at the Paulson Softball Complex. That victory ended a three-day, rain-plagued tournament.

Vern Neil, coach of Smith Transport and the tournament’s most vaulable player, said, “This is great. We’re the best of friends. I think they ought to take the Most Valuable Player trophy and cut it into 15 pieces.”

It was the first time the team had won an ASA national title.


  • MVP – Vernon Neil, Smith Transport
  • Batting Champion – Bud Weathers, Coils Plus (.882)
  • HR Champion – Ronnie Ford, Vernon’s (7)

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Donald Bradham, Armed Forces
  • 2B – Gary Ellison, Keith Enterprises
  • 3B – Al Ten, Sonny’s
  • SS – Scott Bortner, Smith Transport
  • OF – Ronnie Ford, Vernon’s
  • OF – George Schnorr, Vernon’s
  • OF – Bud Weathers, Coils Plus
  • OF – Richard Smith, Armed Forces
  • EP – Nick Delucco, Vernon’s
  • UTIL – Lance Peterson, Minneapolis Merchants
  • UTIL – Randy Holsopple, Smith Transport
  • UTIL – Todd Green, Arensberg Pharmacy
  • UTIL – Kerry Burnett, Minneapolis Merchants
  • C – Mike Wilson, Capital Chevrolet
  • P – Vernon Neil, Smith Transport

ASA A ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Robbie Groover, Savannah Truck
  • 2B – Gene Beazeu, Pastime Bar
  • 3B – Kenny Clark, Vernon’s
  • SS – Dom Calise, Sonny’s
  • OF – Joe Spuling, Sunbelt Plastics
  • OF – Barry McLeod, Sonny’s
  • OF – Rich Vaughn, Capital Chevrolet
  • OF – Keith Disbennett, McDonald’s
  • EP – Caleb Rabenold, Vernon’s
  • UTIL – Mark Janney, Chaney Enterprises
  • UTIL – Mark Kontak, Pastime Bar
  • UTIL – Brad Weyant, Smith Transport
  • C –
  • P –

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Smith Transport, Roaring Springs, PA (7-0)
2. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (7-2)
3. Minneapolis Merchants, Minneapolis, MN (6-2)
4. Capital Chevrolet, Nashville, TN (6-2)
5t. Lo-Temp Brazing, Toledo, OH (6-2)
5t. Arensberg Pharmacy, Newark, OH (4-2)
7t. Bender’s Plumbing, West haven, TC (4-2)
7t. Keith Enterprsies, Virginia Beach, VA (5-2)
9t. Sonny’s, Westport, CT (6-2)
9t. Chaney Enterprises, Lothian, MD (4-2)
9t. Pastime Bar, Toledo, OH (5-2)
9t. Armed Forces, San Diego, CA (5-2)
13t. Savannah Truck, Savannah, GA (4-2)
13t. Health Pac, Savannah, GA (4-2)
13t. Coils Plus, Longview, TX (4-2)
13t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (2-2)
17t. Coburg Dairy, Charleston, SC (2-2)
17t. Seguin Softball, Seguin, TX (3-2)
17t. Stockman/Zip, Missoula, MT (3-2)
17t. Sunbelt Plastics, Warner Robins, GA (3-2)
17t. Campbell’s Sports, Bloomington, MN (2-2)
17t. Wendy’s/Worth, Lansing, MI (2-2)
17t. McDonald’s, Chillicothe, OH (2-2)
17t. C&M Sports, Dothan, AL (2-2)
17t. Pete’s Mobil Carwash, Poughkeepsie, NY (3-2)
26t. Kansas City Bullets, Kansas City, MO (3-2)
26t. Wally’s, Broadview Heights, OH (2-2)
26t. Classic Longballers, Newberry CA (3-2)
26t. Houston Buffs, Houston, TX (3-2)
26t. Conrad/Peterson, Wyoming, MI (3-2)
26t. Bel-Aire Cleaners, Daphne, AL (2-2)
26t. Ruud’s Roofing, Bloomington, MN (3-2)
33t. Roof Mechanics, Wichita, KS (1-2)
33t. Dugout Sports, Davenport, IA (1-2)
33t. Marino’s Construction, West Peabody, MA (1-2)
33t. Adams Floor Sanding, Richmond, VA (1-2)
33t. Brunswick Ford, Falmouth, ME (1-2)
33t. Godbee Trucking, Savannah, GA (2-2)
33t. Doyle Paint, Eden NC (1-2)
33t. Mayfield Brothers, Richardson, TX (1-2)
33t. Allied Astros, Indianapolis, IN (1-2)
33t. Herald’s Trophies, Columbus, OH (1-2)
33t. Bud Lite, Midland, TX (2-2)
33t. Busch Beer, Little Rock, AR (2-2)
33t. Little Caesars, Davidson, MI (1-2)
33t. Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas, NV (1-2)
33t. Mehringers Plumbing, Jasper, IN (1-2)
33t. Ruth Realty, Renton, VA (1-2)
49t. Holland Construction, Chesapeake, VA (1-2)
49t. Matlin Construction, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
49t. McDonald’s, Ramei, TN (1-2)
49t. Newell Concrete, Eden Prairie, MN (1-2)
49t. Sonny’s Lounge, Casper, WY (1-2)
49t. Bodi Sharpe, Harrisville, RI (0-2)
49t. Area Sports Lettering, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
49t. Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
49t. California Waterbeds, Lexington, KY (1-2)
49t. Lincoln Title, Tampa, FL (1-2)
49t. Jordan Lumber, Biscoe, NC (0-2)
49t. Crader/Huffman, Marble Hill, MO (0-2)
49t. Farrell’s Maintenance, Ephrata, PA (1-2)
49t. Massey’s, Independence, LA (1-2)
49t. Twohig, Parma, OH (1-2)
65t. Bar “J”, Laurel, MS (0-2)
65t. Wilkes Body Shop, Savannah, GA (0-2)
65t. Adleta, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
65t. Owatonna Eagles, Owatonna, MN (0-2)
65t. Miller Lite, West Fargo, ND (0-2)
65t. Casey Tower Service, Altamonte Springs, FL (0-2)
65t. McGuffy’s, Dayton, OH (0-2)
65t. Mahany Construction, Savannah, GA (0-2)
65t. Arkansas Softball, Little Rock, AR (0-2)
65t. Miller Premium Beer, Plover, WI (0-2)

1988 ASA Industrial Major Men’s Nationals

1988 tournament site unknown


Champion – Publix, Lakeland, FL
Runner Up – Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT


  • MVP – Jeff Woodard, Publix
  • Batting Champion – Bobby Oliver, CPS Livewires (.857)
  • Home Run Champion – Scott Jones, CPS Livewires (15)

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Mike Powers, Publix
  • 2B – Clyde Chenault, Publix
  • 3B – Scott Jones, Dow Pirates
  • SS – Rick Hawkins, Fleming Foods
  • OF – John Cologgi, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • OF – Jeff Woodard, Publix
  • OF – Daniel Roberts, Public
  • OF – Bobby Oliver, CPS Livewires
  • EP – John Baldyga, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • UT – David Gartrell, Publix
  • UT – Kelly James, Jacksonville Navy
  • UT – Chic Stearrett, The Station
  • UT – Mark Trimbly, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • C – Peter Gribbon, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • P – Chris Dunne, Sikorsky Aircraft

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Bill Agee, Monsanto
  • 2B -Mike Loughmiller, CPS Livewires
  • 3B – Mark Berritto, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • SS – Rob Baker, Dow Pirates
  • OF – Dale Aldrich, Dow Pirates
  • OF – Scott Storey, Russell
  • OF – Craig Seamon, General Dynamics Michigan
  • OF – Michael Homkovics, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • EP – Joey Langley, Russell Athletic
  • UT – Charlie Johnson, Kroger
  • UT – Anthony Warner, Kroger
  • UT – Edward Erickson, Dayton’s
  • UT – Jim Brockman, Pratt-Whitney
  • C – Donald Payne, Dow Pirates
  • P – Jerry Sanders, Russell Athletic

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • 1B – Bubba Davis, CPS Livewire
  • 2B – Dennis Carroll, Cleveland Fire Department
  • 3B – Roberty Kownacki, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • SS – Tom Norko, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • OF – Ed Szegedy, Pratt-Whitney
  • OF – Pete Corrado, General Dynamics Michigan
  • OF – Jim Girardeau, lndependent Live
  • EP – John Krempasky, General Dynamics Ohio
  • UT –  Daryl Mobley, Russell Athletic
  • UT – Bryan Rogers, Dow Pirates
  • UT – Pablo Salas, Jacksonville Navy
  • UT – Fred West, Kroger
  • C – Dick Kuyath, FMC
  • P – Kenny Westfield, Cleveland Fire Department

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Publix, Lakeland, FL (6-0)
2. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT (7-2)
3. General Dynamics, Sterling Heights, MI (5-2)
4. Russell Athletic, Alexander City, AL (5-2)
5t. Monsanto, Miamisburg, OH (5-2)
5t. Dow Pirates, Lake Jackson, TX (6-2)
7t. Cleveland Fire Department, Cleveland, TN (5-2)
7t. Kroger, East Point, GA (4-2)
9t. Plumbing ?, Johnson City, TN (4-2)
9t. Jacksonville Navy, Jacksonville, FL (4-2)
9t. Dayton’s, Minneapolis, MN (3-2)
9t. CPS Livewire, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
13t. Ashland Oil, Huntington, WV (3-2)
13t. The Station, Wilmington, DE (4-2)
13t. Pratt Whitney, Boca Raton, FL (4-2)
13t. Proctor & Gamble, Albany, GA (4-2)
17t. General Dynamics, Lima, OH (3-2)
17t. Delta Airlines, Atlanta, GA (3-2)
17t. Amoco Oilers, Texas City, TX (3-2)
17t. Southern Farm Bureau, Jackson, MS (3-2)
17t. FMC, Fridley, MN (3-2)
17t. Armco Steel, Ashland, KY (3-2)
17t. The Prom, Bryan TX (3-2)
17t. Fehr Painting, Franklin, OH (3-2)
25t. Independent Life Insurance, Jacksonville, FL (2-2)
25t. CIBA-CEIGY, Greensboro, NC (2-2)
25t. ADC Telecommunications, Edina, MN (2-2)
25t. Plumbers & ?, Evansville, IN (2-2)
25t. ? Corporation, Hickory, NC (2-2)
25t. Rush Machinery & Welding, Ellwood City, PA (2-2)
25t. Uniroyal, Opelika, AL (2-2)
25t. Lori, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
33t. Dupont, Fayetteville, NC (2-2)
33t. West Point Peppereill, Valley, AL (1-2)
33t. Federal-Hoffman, Anoka, MN (1-2)
33t. American Cast Iron Pipe Co., Birmingham, AL (1-2)
33t. Honda Wings, ?, OH (1-2)
33t. General Electric Wacos, Louisville, KY (1-2)
33t. Travel-Travel State Farm, Normal, IL (1-2)
33t. Dow Chemical, LaPorto, TX (1-2)
33t. Electric ?, Warwick, RI (1-2)
33t. Keith’s ?, Charlotte, NC (1-2)
33t. US Postal Service, Providence, RI (1-2)
33t. ?, Chillicothe, OH (1-2)
33t. CES Wolfgang, Lakeland, MN (1-2)
33t. Bristol Myers, ?, IN (1-2)
33t. General Electric, Mount Vernon, IN (1-2)
33t. Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, OH (1-2)
33t. Northwest Airlines, Burnsville, MN (1-2)
50t. GTE, Lakeland, FL (0-2)
50t. Bridgeport Post Office, Bridgeport, CT (0-2)
50t. South New England Telephone, New Haven, CT (0-2)
50t. Bristol Companies, Bristol, VA (0-2)
50t. General Electic, Leavenworth, KS (0-2)
50t. Columbus ?, Columbus, OH (0-2)
50t. ?, Mobile, AL (0-2)
50t. Naval Air ?, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
50t. ?, New Haven, CT (0-2)
50t. ? Tulsa, OK (0-2)
50t. ? Mechanicsville, VA (0-2)

1988 ASA Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1988 held at Gadsden, Alabama


Champion – Bell Corp/FAF, Tampa, FL
Runner Up – Starpath, Monticello, KY


  • MVP – Mike Ambers, Bell/FAF
  • HR Leader – Scott Jones, Starpath – 14
  • Batting Leader – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer – .880

Note – Mark Heirlmeier, Bell Corp/FAF (16-24, .667, 13 HRs)


ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Mark Hierlmeir, Bell Corp/FAF
  • 2B – Doug Flynn, Starpath
  • 3B – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • SS – Manny Maldonado, Bell Corp/FAF
  • OF – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • OF – Greg Miller, Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage
  • OF – Jeff Stampa, Superior
  • OF – Cody Wyatt, Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage
  • EP – Roger Witt, Starpath
  • UT – Greg Fuhrman, Superior
  • UT – Mark Martin, Bell Corp/FAF
  • UT – Scott Jones, Starpath
  • UT – Mike Ambers, Bell Corp/FAF
  • C – Dave Allen, Starpath
  • P – Dave Elder, Starpath

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Mike Bolen, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • 2B – Rick Hollingsworth, Lighthouse
  • 3B – Kevin Kirkwood, Simcoe
  • SS – Tim Fuller, Lighthouse
  • OF – Andy Sanzaro, Superior
  • OF – David Randolph, New Construction
  • OF – Richard Wilborn, Broken Drum
  • OF – Lyndon Scroggins, Simcoe
  • EP – Don Clatterbaugh, Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage
  • UT – Danny Griffin, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • UT – Baxter Burris, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • UT – Bubba Defer, Parker Breland
  • C – Ed Berg, Superior
  • P – Kenny Carver, Lighthouse

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Bell Corp/FAF, Tampa FL (5-0)
2. Starpath, Monticello, KY (8-2)
3. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA (4-2)
4. Superior, Windsor Locks, CT (5-2)
5t. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (4-2)
5t. Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage, Fayetteville, NC (3-2)
7t. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (3-2)
7t. Simcoe, Arley, AL (3-2)
9t. Broken Drum Insulation, Northridge, CA (4-2)
9t. Mazzio’s Pizza, Springfield, MO (3-2)
9t. Rollin’ Rebel Express, Oxford, AL (3-2)
9t. Sports Hero’s, Eagan, MN (2-2)
13t. Kansas MW Grain Products, Atchison, KS (3-2)
13t. Murphy’s, Reynoldsville, OH (2-2)
13t. Parker Breland, Brandon, MI (2-2)
13t. Ranchers, Sugarland, TX (2-2)
17t. Don’s Backhoe, Montgomery, AL (1-2)
17t. New Hampshire Steel, Statham, NH (1-2)
17t. Non-Ferrous Metals, Garfield Heights, OH (1-2)
17t. North Central BJ’s, Waterloo, IA (1-2)
17t. Romeo’s, Birmingham, AL (1-2)
17t. Stallions, Mauldin, SC (1-2)
17t. St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
17t. Taxi, Collinsville, AL (1-2)
25t. Moulton Furniture, Moulton, AL (0-2)
25t. Coors/Atkins Merchants, Columbus, MO (0-2)
25t. Quincy Busch, Quincy, IL (0-2)
25t. Big Daddy’s, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
25t. Cleveland County Hospital, Harrison, TN (0-2)
25t. Kohlers-WC & Co., Alton, IL (0-2)
25t. Norman Trucking/Andalusia Co-Op, Andalusia, AL (0-2)
25t. Ohio Sealants, Mayfield, OH (0-2)
33t. Upsetters, Fairburn, OH (0-2)
33t. Waltrip Real Estate, Jacksonville, IL (0-2)

1988 USSSA Major World Series

1988 held at Long Beach, CA

Champion – Steele’s Silver Bullets,Grafton, OH
Runner Up – Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage, Hampton, VA

Steele’s finally broke the USSSA jinx and won their first World Series. They didn’t waste no time this year. In the final, they scored 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back. The final score was 31-12. Steele’s pitcher Rick Weiterman, considered one of the best pure hitters of all time was the emotional leader all weekend for Steele’s. They wanted no repeat of last year’s “Waterloo” disaster. The Men of Steele’s hit 15 homers in the game. Steele’s was led by Ken Loeri (5-5 with 4 HRs and 8 RBIs) and Craig Elliott was 4-5 with 3 Homers. Weiterman continued his hot hitting, saving his best for when it counted as he was 4-5 to help his own cause. Kirk’s/Ritch’s gained the finals by upsetting powerful Howard’s/Western Steer in the loser’s bracket final. Howard’s lost their very first game of the tournament 19-15 to Apollo/Lower East Side. They went on a loser’s bracket run. Rick Scherr led the surge with an 18-20 run and 12 HRs. Howard’s scored more runs than anybody in the tournament and they were eliminated in the loser’s bracket final 10-3 by Kirk’s/Ritch’s. Kirk’s/Ritch’s Pitcher Andy Cook held Howard’s to just 8 hits and gave up no home runs. Cook was 4-4 with 5 RBIs in the game also. Sadly, this would turn out to be the very last time Howard’s/Western Steer would play in the World Series as Sponsor Richard Howard decided not to sponsor the team in 1989. It was the end of one of the greatest Slow Pitch teams in softball history.

  • MVP -Rick Weiterman, Steeles’s (13-17, .765,1 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s (23-29, .793, 38 RBIs, 22 Runs) – 15
  • Batting Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s (23-29, 15 HRs, 38 RBIs, 22 Runs) – .793
  • Defensive MVP – Kelly Stanley, Kirk’s/Ritch’s

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Rick Weiterman – Steele’s (13-17, .765, 1 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Andy Cook – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (14-24, .583, 7 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Catcher – Darrell Misenheimer – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (10-18, .556, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs)
  • Catcher – Craig Elliott – Steele’s (13-18, .722, 11 HRs, 15 RBIS, 15 Runs)
  • First Base – Mark Heirlmeier – Bell Corp/First Associates (15-25, .600, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • First Base – Bruce Rains – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (14-24, .583, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Second Base – Mark Cauley – Bell Corp/First Associates (12-22, .545, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Second Base – Ernie Montgomery – Steele’s (10-17, .588, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Second Base – Mark Oxford – Apollo (9-12, .750, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Third Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s (23-29, .793, 15 HRs, 38 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Steve Williams – Howard’s (15-26, .577, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Shortstop – JW Mitchell – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (14-23, .609, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Curtis Williams – Howard’s (16-27, .593, 4 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bill Blake – Steele’s (12-20, .600, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ken Loeri – Steele’s (10-16, .625, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Outfield – Doug Roberson – Steele’s (12-20, .600, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Kelly Stanley – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (11-21, .524, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Cody Wyatt – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (15-23, .652, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Utility – Mike Bolen – Howard’s (17-30, .567, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Manager – Dave Neale – Steele’s

OTHERS

  • Tony Dedonatis, Stroh’s (6-6, 1.000, 2 RBIs, 1 Run)
  • John Keigley, Oklahoma City Hunters (5-6, .833, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Greg Whitlock, Starpath (7-10, .700, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Rick Wheeler, Broken Drum (12-18, .667, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Darrell Beeler, Superior (10-15, .667, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Dan Schuck, Larry’s Used Cars (8-12, .667, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Doug Berfeldt, Sports Heros (5-8, .625, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Mike Nye, Apollo (8-13, .615, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Mike Jacobs, Bell Corp/First (8-13, .615, 1 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Dave Steffen, Apollo (9-15, .600, 6 HRs, 11 RBIS, 9 Runs)
  • Greg Fuhrman, Superior (9-15, .600, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Wayne Pyrtle, Kirk’s/Ritch’s (12-20, .600, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, Broken Drum (10-17, .588, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Danny Williams, Bell Corp/First (14-24, .583, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Doug Brown, AJD Caps (6-11, .545, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • George Marshall, Howard’s (13-24, .542, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Bruce Bailey, John Hanson (8-15, .533, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Jim Fuller, Broken Drum (9-17, .529, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Dan Griffin, Howard’s (13-26, .500, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Mark Martin, Bell Corp/First (11-22. .500, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Scott Virkus, Steele’s (10-20, .500, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Fred Trice, Steele’s (9-18, .500, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Paul Drilling, Bell Corp/First (7-14, .500, 3 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s (9-20, .450, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs)
  • Clyde Guy, Howard’s (12-27, .444, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Russell Bradley, Howard’s (11-25, .440, 4 HRs, 15 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Steele’s (8-19, .421, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Greg Schulte, Bell Corp/First (10-24, .416, 8 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Dennis Graser, Starpath (4-10, .400, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Rich Plante, Apollo (6-16, .375, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Bill Gatti, Maroadi Transfer (3-8, .375, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Ron Ford, Maroadi Transfer (3-8, .375, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Broken Drum (6-16, .375, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Harold Kelley, Bell Corp/First (7-19, .368, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Chuck Maiorana, Stroh’s (2-6, .333, 2 RBIs, 1 Run)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, Kirk’s/Ritch’s (6-18, .333, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s (9-29, .310, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH 5-0
2. Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage, Hampton, VA 4-2
3. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 5-2
4. Bell Corp./First Associates, Tampa, FL 4-2
5t. Apollo Lower East Side, West Palm Beach, FL 2-2
5t. Superior/Spalding, Windsor Locks, CT 2-2
7t. John Hanson/Franey & Parr, Rockville, MD 2-2
7t. Broken Drum Insulation, Northridge, CA 2-2
9t. AJD Caps/Russell Athletics, Richmond, VA 1-2
9t. Larry’s Used Cars, Grand Prairie, TX 1-2
9t. Stottler Stagg, Merritt Island, FL 1-2
9t. Starpath, Monticello, KY 1-2
13t. Sports Heros Athletics, Eagan, MN 0-2
13t. Oklahoma City Hunters, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
13t. Maroadi Transfer, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
13t. Stroh’s, Detroit, MI 0-2

1988 ISA A World Series

1988 tournament site unknown

Champion – Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA
Runner Up – Dickie’s, Ashville, NC

  • MVP – Rick Hollingsworth, Lighthouse (17-21, .810, 4 HRs)
  • Batting Leader – Rick Hollingsworth, Lighthouse – .810
  • HR Leader – Silvin Little, Lighthouse – 8 HRs
  • ODPA – Chip Sheffield, Lighthouse

ISA A ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Rick Hollingsworth, Lighthouse (17-21, .810, 4 HRs)
  • Sylvin Little, Lighthouse (8 HRs)
  • Bill Gatti, Lighthouse (7 HRs)
  • Danny Holder, Lighthouse (.700, 6 HRs)

FINAL STANDINGS – 77 teams total
1. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA 5-0 won final over Dickies 31-15
2. Dickie’s, Ashville, NC
3. Vernons, Jacksonville, FL
4. Glass, Hammond, IN

1988 ISA Super World Series

1988 held at Belmont, NC

Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
Runner Up – Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton OH

With the help of some explosive bats, Howard’s went undefeated in this event, going 4-0. They defeated Steele’s in the Championship game 14-7. Rick Wheeler hit 3 HRs and Stand Harvey hit 2 for Howards. Cecil Whitehead also hit a HR. Number 1 ranked Steele’s was knocked into the losers bracket by Maroadi Transfer by a 19-15 score. Steele’s came back through the losers bracket and beat Maroadi in the losers bracket final 26-9. They hit 15 Home Runs in the game, including 6 in a row.

  • MVP – Cecil Whitehead, Howard’s (12-17, .706, 7 HRs)
  • Defensive MVP – Charles Wright, Steele’s
  • HR Leader –Mike Macenko, Steele’s Silver Bullets (23-25, .920) – 13
  • Batting Leader – Mike Macenko, Steele’s Silver Bullets (23-25) – .920

1988 ISA All-World Team (incomplete)

  • Cecil Whitehead, Howard’s/Western Steer (12-17, .706, 7 HRs)
  • Britt Hightower, Howard’s/Western Steer (14-16, .875, 6 HRs)
  • Rick Wheeler, Howard’s/Western Steer (14-17, .824, 8 HRs)
  • Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (11-17, .647 4 HRs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s/Western Steer (10-16, .625, 5 HRs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports (23-25, .920, 13 HRs)
  • Charles Wright, Steele’s Sports
  • Bill Blake, Steele’s Sports
  • Bruce Meade, Steele’s Sports

*No other info available on the all-tournament team (Maroadi and Kirk’s/Ritch’s players)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 4-0
2. Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH 4-2
3. Maroadi Transfer, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
4. Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage, Richmond, VA 2-2
5t. Handy Pantry, Gastonia, NC 2-2
5t. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA 1-2
7t. John Hanson Fence, Washington DC 1-2
7t. Glass Wholesalers, Hammond, IN 1-2
9t. Shelton Carpets/Willis Trucking, Dalton, GA 0-2
9t. Tip Top Grocery, Greensboro, NC 0-2

1988 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1988 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Champion – Starpath, Monticello, KY
Runner Up – Sports Hero’s Athletics, Eagan, MN


Starpath had to defeat Sports Heros twice to gain the ASA Crown and that’s just what they did. The scores were 18-15 and 17-13. Leading Starpath’s offense in both games were MVP Dave Johnson, who came up big all weekend. Home Runs for Starpath in the final two games were: Dave Allen (5), Scott Jones (4), Gary Jones (2), and Dennis Graser with 1. Leading Sports Heros was Doug Berfeldt (2) and Gary Morris (2). There were a couple of big outputs in the Tournament. Bruce Rains (John Hanson) and Rick Hollingsworth (Lighthouse) both hit 5 HRs in a game.


  • MVP – Dave Johnson, Starpath (21-32, .650, 11 HRs, 20 Runs)
  • HR Leaders – Dave Johnson, Starpath – 11
  • HR Leaders – Bruce Bailey, John Hanson’s – 11
  • HR Leaders –  Bill Blake, Steele’s (22-26, .846) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Kevin ‘Tiny’ Giddens, Lighthouse (18-22) -.818

1988 ASA MEN’S SUPER SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P-Ted Larson, Sports Hero’s Athletics
  • UT-Billy Blake, Steele’s Silver Bullets (22-26, .846, 11 HRs)
  • 1B-Kevin Giddens, Lighthouse (18-22, .818)
  • 2B-Doug Flynn, Starpath
  • 3B-Greg Whitlock, Starpath
  • SS-Gary Morris, Sports Hero’s Athletics
  • OF-Greg Schulte, Bell Corp./FAF
  • OF-Dave Johnson, Starpath (21-32, .650, 11 HRs, 20 Runs)
  • OF-Cecil Whithead, Lighthouse
  • OF-Dennis Graser, Starpath
  • EP-Mack Thompson, John Hansen/Franey & Parr
  • UT-Todd Fuechmann, Sports Hero’s Athletics
  • UT-Mark Stumpf, John Hansen/Franey & Parr
  • UT-Bruce Bailey, John Hansen/Franey & Parr (11 HRs)
  • UT-Doug Roberson, Steele’s Silver Bullets

1988 ASA MEN’S SUPER SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P-Kenny Carver, Lighthouse
  • C-Sylvain Little, Lighthouse
  • 1B-Rich Plante, Superior
  • 2B-Mike Macenko, Steele’s Silver Bullets
  • 3B-Rodney Woods, Starpath
  • SS-Ron Parnell, Steele’s Silver Bullets
  • OF-Michael Johnson, Sports Hero’s Athletics
  • OF-Chris Nelson, Utah Players
  • OF-Dewayne Frizzel, Lighthouse
  • OF-Andy Sanzaro, Superior
  • EP-Ed Berg, Superior
  • UT-Bruce Meade, Steele’s Silver Bullets
  • UT-Tim Fuller, Lighthouse
  • UT-Scott Jones, Starpath
  • UT-Danny Holder, Lighthouse

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Starpath, Monticello, KY 7-1
2. Sports Hero’s Athletics, Crystal, MN 4-2
3. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA 3-2
4. Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH 3-2
5t. Bell Corp./FAF, Tampa, FL 3-2
5t. Superior Softball, Windsor Locks, CT 3-2
7t. John Hansen/Franey & Parr, Rockville, MD 2-2
7t. Utah Players, Salt Lake City, UT 2-2
9t. Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas, NV 1-2
9t. Non-Ferrous Metals, Euclid, OH 1-2
9t. OKC Hunters LYD., Oklahoma City, OK 1-2
9t. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL 1-2
13t. Broken Drum Insulation, Los Angeles, CA 0-2
13t. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 0-2
13t. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN 0-2
13t. Reb’s, North Hollywood, CA 0-2

1988 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Tournament

1988     At Petersburg, VA

Champion – Stewart’s Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA
Runner Up – Maroadi Transfer, Jeannette, PA

  • Co-MVP – MVP – Mark Johnson, Stewart’s
  • Co-MVP – MVP – Roger Snatchko, Stewart’s
  • HR Leader – Cliff Carpenter, Maroadi’s – 15
  • Batting Leader – not listed
  • Defensive MVP – not listed

1988 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Mark Johnson – Stewart’s Lounge
  • Catcher – Cliff Downing – Stewart’s Lounge
  • Catcher – Neal Waltman – AJD Caps/Russel Athletics
  • Catcher – Gerald Allen – Williams Stars
  • First Base – Andy Vento – Stewart’s Lounge
  • Second Base – Rich Pavone – Stewart’s Lounge
  • Second Base – Denny Brown – Maroadi Transfer
  • Second Base – Barry Roach – AJD Caps/Russel Athletics
  • Third Base – Tim Linson – Maroadi Transfer
  • Shortstop – Curt Dusek – Glass
  • Outfield – Roger Snatchko – Stewart’s Lounge
  • Outfield – Tom Dingle – Glass
  • Outfield – Cliff Carpenter – Maroadi Transfer
  • Outfield – Gary Perkins – Maroadi Transfer
  • Outfield – Mike Lefevre – Jay’s
  • Outfield – John Keigley – Glass
  • Outfield – Bob Woldyke – Bunca Car Wash
  • Manager – Ken Smith – Stewart’s Lounge