Category: 1991

1991 ISA Men’s Super Slow Pitch World Series

1991 Held at Cocoa, Florida.


Champion – Ritch’s/Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Runner Up – Sunbelt Plastics/Worth, Centerville, Georgia


Ritch’s/Superior/TPS defeated Sunbelt Plastics/Worth in the Championship game 28-8. Charles Wright, eventual MVP, had 4 hits and 3 RBI in the game. Also coming up big for the R-S Express was Britt Hightower who was 4-5, including 2 HR and 7 RBI (a grand slam home run and a three-run homer). Ron Parnell chipped in with 2 Homers as well. Doug Roberson and Dave Steffen combined for 7 hits. Mike Macenko accounted for 5 of Sunbelts 8 runs with a 3-run HR and a 2-run Double. Ritch’s beat Sunbelt 16-9 in the winner’s bracket final and then waited for the surprise hometown team, Stottler-Stag team to survive a first round loss to battle back to the losers bracket final, where it lost to the powerful Sunbelt squad 18-11. Stottler finished 3rd, while another local team, Power Pit finished 5th.


  • MVP – Charles Wright, Ritch’s/Superior (14-16, .875, 6 HR)
  • Defensive MVP – Kenny Clark, Stottler Stagg
  • HR Leader – Charles Wright, Ritch’s/Superior – 6
  • Batting Leader – Charles Wright, Ritch’s/Superior – .875

1991 ISA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Charles Wright, Ritch’s/Superior (14-16, .875, 6 HR)
  • Dirk Androff, Ritch’s/Superior (5 HR, 16 RBI)
  • Ron Parnell, Ritch’s/Superior
  • Britt Hightower, Ritch’s/Superior
  • Doug Roberson, Ritch’s/Superior
  • Dave Steffen, Ritch’s/Superior
  • Monty Tucker, Sunbelt/Worth
  • Todd Joerling, Sunbelt/Worth
  • Sylvan Little, Sunbelt/Worth
  • Greg Schulte, Sunbelt/Worth
  • Rob O’Leath, Power Pit
  • Alan Tanner, Power Pit
  • David Franklin, Power Pit (11-13, .846)
  • Ed Starcher, Stottler Stagg
  • Kenny Clark, Stottler Stagg
  • Mike Nye, Vernons

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Ritch’s-Superior, Windsor Locks, CT (4-0)
2. Sunbelt/Worth, Centerville, GA
3. Stottler Stagg, Cocoa, FL (4-2)
4. Skyhawk, Cape Coral, FL
5t. Bell Corp., Tampa, FL
5t. Power Pit, Cocoa, FL (2-2)
7t. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL
7t. Datum-Argus, Lebanon, TN
9t. WW Gay, Gainesville, FL
9t. Boys of Summer II, Miami, FL
9t. Back Porch, Fort Walton Beach, FL
9t. Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce, FL

*No info available on the final records

1991 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1991 held at Little Rock, Arkansas.


Champion – Sunbelt/Worth, Centerville, Georgia (72-28)
Runner Up – Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, Connecticut (80-7)


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 HR 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 HR, as 9 of the top 11 home run leaders in the country play for Sunbelt.


  • MVP – Steve Craven, Sunbelt/Worth (14-19, .737, 5 HR)
  • HR Leaders – Jim Fuller, Ritch’s-Superior  – 8
  • HR Leaders – Jeff Arnold, Williams/Finke – 8
  • HR Leaders – Britt Hightower, Ritch’s/Superior- 8
  • HR Leaders – Danny Williams, Sunbelt (.632) – 8
  • Batting Leader – Carl Rose, Sunbelt/Worth (16-20, 7 HR) – .800
  • Wilson Field Master Award – Greg Whitlock,  Starpath

1991 ASA MEN’S SUPER SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P – John Keigley, Williams/Worth
  • C – Dave Steffen, Ritch’s Superior
  • 1B – Mike Macenko, Worth/Sunbelt
  • 2B – Mark Baker, Bell Corp
  • 3B – Carl Rose, Worth/Sunbelt (16-20, .800, 7 HR)
  • SS – Greg Whitlock, Starpath
  • OF – Britt Hightower, Ritch’s/Superior (8 HR)
  • OF – Steve Craven, Worth/Sunbelt (14-19, .737, 5 HR)
  • OF – Cody Wyatt, Starpath
  • OF – Larry Friedeau, Starpath
  • UT – Dennis Graser, Ritch’s/Superior
  • UT – Jim Fuller, Ritch’s/Superior (8 HR)
  • UT – Danny Williams, Worth/Sunbelt (12-19, .632, 8 HR)

FINAL STANDINGS (need final records)

1. Worth/Sunbelt, Centerville, GA (4-0)
2. Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT (4-2)
3. Starpath, Monticello, KY
4. Williams/Finke, Houston, TX
5t. Ohio Transport, Cleveland, OH
5t. Bell Corp., Tampa, FL
7t. Dan Smith Plastering, San Jose, CA
7t. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN
9t. Seta Corporation, Charlotte, NC (0-2)
9t. Lemoyne Sleeper, Harrisburg, PA (0-2)
9t. Gooslin Construction, Columbus, OH (0-2)
9t. Wilson Softball, Little Rock, AR (0-2)

1991 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1991 held at Daytona Beach, Florida.


Champion – Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Runner Up – Starpath/LeAlCo, Monticello, Kentucky


Starpath, the second ranked team, most of the season put Ritch’s-Superior in the losers bracket with a 29-24 win in which they hits 21 Homers. Starpath then beat Sunbelt 28-17 in the winner’s bracket finals. Ritch’s won games in the losers bracket by scores of 6-5 and 13-11. Then in the loser’s bracket finals, their bats came alive as they defeated Sunbelt 24-3. The R-S Express then defeated undefeated Starpath twice to win the Championship. The scores were 29-6 and 18-8. In the final victory, Jim Fuller was 4-5 with 3 RBI. Dirk Androff, Britt Hightower, Dave Steffen and pitcher Paul Drilling all had 3 hits. Bruce Meade was 3-3 with 3 homers for Starpath. Big Dirk Androff, the regular First Basemen, had to play in the outfield when Cecil Whitehead went down with an injury, he was named the MVP for his play in the field and also for his clutch hitting as he went 23-34 (.696) with 13 HR and 27 RBI.

The Stottler Stagg team met for its morning meeting to talk softball and swill coffee.

But neither words nor caffeine could awaken the team. “I kept telling them that the fire and intensity weren’t there,” manager Dick Landress said. “I saw it in the first game [a 10-9 loss]. For some reason, we didn’t come here wanting to win badly enough. “I told them we lacked spirit [Thursday night]. I talked to them about it over our team meeting this morning, and they agreed. If we didn’t turn it around, we knew this game could be our last.” This game was Stottler Stagg’s last. The team, based in Cocoa, was eliminated from the United. States Slowpitch Softball Association Men’s Major World Series, 16-13, by Murfs (Colo.) before an estimated crowd of 600 Friday morning. Other scores from the second day of the tournament: Coors/Atkins (Kan.) beat Sports Hero’s (Minn.). 11-6; Neuse Sand and Gravel (N.C.) defeated AJD/Russell (Va.) 18-3; and Gooslin Construction (Ohio) topped Spectrum (Minn.), 12-5.

The only team from Florida left in the series is Bell Corp. of Tampa. Today’s games of the double-elimination tournament begin with the losers’ bracket pairings at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. The winners’ bracket games are scheduled for 6:30 and 8 p.m. Stottler Stagg, ranked ninth by Softball USA, wasn’t expected to win, but Landress said his team should have done better. Three players had hit 50 home runs or more during the season. And the team had chances but failed to capitalize. Stottler Stagg was beaten by Bunca in extra innings in its opening game. Then Muris scored five runs in the top of the seventh (last) inning to score a comeback victory in its last. “We didn’t play half as well as we could have,” said Landress, whose Stottler Stagg team has competed in three consecutive USSSA World Series. “We have six months apart in the off-season. “I’d like to have these same guys next year. They’ve been too good for too long not to come back and try again.”


  • MVP – Dirk Androff, Ritch’s-Superior (23-34, .676, 13 HR, 27 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Bruce Meade, Starpath (18-23, .783, 23 RBI, 18 Runs) – 16
  • Batting Leader (15 ABs) – Gary Adams, Dan Smith (13-15, 7 RBI, 6 Runs) – .867
  • Defensive MVP – Larry Fredieu, Starpath/Le-Al-Co

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • P – Andy Cook – Starpath (11-22, .500, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • P – Paul Drilling – Ritch’s/Superior (13-28, .464, 3 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • C – Bruce Meade – Starpath (18-23, .783, 16 HR, 23 RBI, 18 Runs)
  • 1B – Rich Plante – Wlliams/Finke (14-21, .667, 7 HR, 17 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • 2B – Darrell Beeler – Ritch’s/Superior (15-29, .517, 10 HR, 15 RBI, 16 Runs)
  • 2B – Dan Schuck – Larry’s Used Cars (14-20, .700, 11 HR, 20 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • 3B – Charles Wright – Ritch’s/Superior (14-25, .560, 9 HR, 15 RBI, 21 Runs)
  • 3B – Carl Rose – Sunbelt Plastics (15-20, .750, 7 HR, 14 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • SS – Greg Whitlock – Starpath (11-20, .550, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • OF – Gary Jones – Starpath (12-17, .706, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • OF – Larry Fredieu – Starpath (14-23, .609, 11 HR, 12 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • OF – Dirk Androff – Ritch’s/Superior (23-34, .676, 13 HR, 27 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • OF – Greg Schulte – Sunbelt Plastics (13-21, .619, 6 HR, 13 RBI,11 Runs)
  • OF – Jeff Peterson – Dan Smith (14-21, .667, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • OF – Wes Lord – Dan Smith (14-19, .737, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • OF – Sylvin Little – Sunbelt Plastics (12-21, .545, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • UTIL – Jim Fuller – Ritch’s/Superior (22-33, .667, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • MGR – Buddy Slater – Ritch’s/Superior

OTHERS

  • Hank Garris, Stottler Stagg (6-6, 1.000, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Randy Romagna, Neuse Sand & Gravel (11-14, .786, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Mark Heirlmeier, Bell Corp (11-15, .733, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • Freddie Johnson, Larry’s Used Cars (14-20, .700, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Mark Baker, Bell Corp (11-16, .688, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Bob Louria, Bunca (2-3, .667, 1 Run)
  • Rick Weiterman, Ritch’s/Superior (14-22, .636, 6 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Cliff Carpenter, Bell Corp (10-16, .625, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Dave Steffen, Ritch’s/Superior (17-28, .607, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Ritch’s/Superior (7-12, .583, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Doug Flynn, Bell Corp (8-14, .571, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • John Keigley, Williams/Finke (9-16, .563, 5 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Steve Craven, Sunbelt (12-22, .545, 7 HR, 13 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Jeff Arnold, Williams/Finke (12-22, .545, 9 HR, 14 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Chuck Maiorana, Bunca (6-11, .545, 2 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Kenny Carver, Sunbelt (10-19, .526, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Danny Williams, Sunbelt (11-22, .500, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Ernie Montgomery, Larry’s Used Cars (10-20, .500, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • Mike Martin, Bell Corp (7-14, .500, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Todd Martin, Neuse Sand & Gravel (4-8, .500, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, Ritch’s/Superior (15-33, .484, 9 HR, 15 RBI, 15 Runs)
  • John Grisson, Williams/Fink (12-25, .480, 6 HR, 7 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Bill Blake, Larry’s Used Cars (9-19, .474, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Doug Roberson, Ritch’s/Superior (15-33, .455, 9 HR, 17 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • Todd Joerling, Sunbelt (9-20, .450, 6 HR, 8 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Sunbelt (10-23, .435, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Ritch’s/Superior (12-28, .429, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • Doug Berfeldt, Sports Heros (3-7, .429, 1 RBI, 1 Run)
  • Clyde Guy, Sunbelt (6-14, .429, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Dave Allen, Starpath (8-20, .400, 5 HR, 9 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Craig Elliott, Neuse Sand & Gravel (4-10, .400, 3 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Rick Wheeler, Starpath (9-24, .375, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Doug Brown, Starpath (9-24, .375, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Jimmy Powers, Neuse Sand & Gravel (4-11, .364, 3 Runs)
  • Tot Powers, Neuse Sand & Gravel (4-13, .308, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Ritch’s/Superior, Windsor Locks, CT (7-1)
2. Starpath/LeAlCo, Monticello, KY (4-2)
3. Sunbelt Plastics/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA (3-2)
4. Dan Smith Plastering, San Jose, CA (3-2)
5. Larry’s Used Cars/Capitols, Grand Prairie, TX (3-2)
6. Williams/Finke, Spring, TX (3-2)
7t. Bell Corp., Tampa, FL (2-2)
7t. Neuse Sand & Gravek, La Grange, NC (2-2)
9t. Coors/Atkins, Dodge City, KS (1-2)
9t. Murfs/Sonny’s/Worth, Denver, CO (1-2)
9t. Bunca Car Wash, Kalamazoo, MI (1-2)
9t. Gooslin Construction, Columbus, OH (1-2)
13t. Spectrum Screen Print Inc., Crystal, MN (0-2)
13t. AJD/Russell Athletics, Richmond VA (0-2)
13t. Stottler Stagg/Cocoa Express, Cape Canaveral, FL (0-2)
13t. Sports Heros Athletics, Eagan, MN (0-2)

1991 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1991 held in Decatur, Alabama on August 29-September 2.


Champion  – Riverside Paving, Louisville, Kentucky
Runner Up – Vernon’s, Jacksonville, Florida


  • MVP – Don Rardin, Jr., Riverside (23-30, .767)
  • HR Leader – Dewayne Nevitt, Wildcat Fence – 17
  • Batting Leader – Dewayne Nevitt, Wildcat Fence (26-29) – .897

1991 ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Matt Johnson, Riverside Paving (18-26, .692)
  • C – Vernon Hensley, New Construction
  • EP – Randy Lucas, New Construction
  • 1B – Dewayne Nevitt, Wildcat Fence (26-29, .897, 17 HR)
  • 2B – Mike Gunnels, Williams/Finke/Worth
  • 3B – Don Rardin, Riverside Paving (23-30, .767)
  • SS – Tony Stansbury, Riverside Paving (14-23, .609)
  • OF – Ray Eppley, Vernon’s
  • OF – Tim Williamson, Mike’s Gym
  • OF – Kelly Stanley, SETA Corporation
  • OF – John Adams, Wildcat Fence
  • UTIL – Mike Jacobs, Vernon’s
  • UTIL – Mike Jackson, Riverside Paving (17-26, .654)
  • UTIL – Gary Whitefield, Daton/Argus
  • UTIL – Brian Devitz, New Construction

OTHERS

Ed McCauley, Riverside (19-26, .731, 11 HR, 22 RBI)
David Crawley, Riverside (19-25, .760)


FINAL STANDINGS

  1. Riverside Paving, Louisville, KY (7-0)
  2. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (5-2)
  3. Williams/Finke/Worth, Spring, TX (4-2)
  4. Wildcat Fence, Lexington, KY (6-2)
  5. Mississippi Grand Slam, Toomsube, MS (3-2)
  6. Miller & Miller, Huntsville, AL (4-2)
  7. Gary’s Bar-B-Que, China Grove, NC (3-2)
  8. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (4-2)
  9. Ohio transport, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
  10. Datom-Argus/Mounton, Lebanon, TN (2-2)
  11. Time Out Sports, Jackson, MS (2-2)
  12. Ditt’s Liquors, Indianapolis, IN (4-2)
  13. SETA Corporation, Charlotte, NC (2-2)
  14. St. Louis Softball, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
  15. Mike’s Gym, Elba, AL (3-2)
  16. Worth/Back Porch, Niceville, FL (2-2)
  17. Atlas Van Lines, Oak Ridge, TN (1-2)
  18. Cougars, Huntsville, AL (1-2)
  19. Armed Forces Military, Washington DC (2-2)
  20. Sports Heroes, Eagan, MN (1-2)
  21. Nanney’s/Worth, Taylors, SC (1-2)
  22. Big Daddy’s, Dalton, GA (2-2)
  23. Grand Slam Services, Douglassville, GA (1-2)
  24. Converters Unlimited, LaGrange, NC (1-2)
  25. Jocks Nitch/Wilson, Louisberg, KS (0-2)
  26. Coors/Atkins, Dodge City, KS (0-2)
  27. Grey Back Transport, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
  28. Barbee Construction, Chattanooga, TX (0-2)
  29. Beaver’s Bud Dry, Springfield, IL (0-2)
  30. Jay’s Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
  31. St. Claire Park Athletic, Belleville, IL (0-2)
  32. Century Glass, Garland, TX (0-2)
  33. Rocky’s, Decatur, AL (0-2)
  34. Beefeaters, (0-2)

1991 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1991 held at Jacksonville, Florida on August 30-September 1.


Champion – Lee Roy’s Framing, Claremont, North Carolina
Runner Up – Minnesota Merchants, Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • MVP – Mitch Atkinson, Lee Roy’s Framing
  • Batting Champion – Mitch Atkinson, Lee Roy’s Framing – .704
  • HR Champion – Bubba Defer, Thomas Oil – 13

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Mitch Atkinson, Lee Roy’s Framing
  • 2B – Mike Lovene, Bender Plumbing
  • 3B – Mike Reiling, Minnesota Merchants
  • SS – Rob Tomberlin, Minnesota Merchants
  • OF – Tommy Hall, Lee Roy’s Framing
  • OF – Lance Peterson, Minnesota Merchants
  • OF – Jerry Fleming, Lee Roy’s Framing
  • OF – Bill Silverstein, Midas Touch Jewelers
  • C – Jeff Baldwin, Lee Roy’s Framing
  • P – Wayne Harwell, Lee Roy’s Framing
  • UTIL – Tom Chovan, Minnesota Merchants
  • UTIL – Leon Sansome, Holland Construction
  • UTIL – Bubba Defer, Thomas Oil
  • UTIL – Chris Burke, Midas Touch Jewelers
  • UTIL – Jeff Ross, Lee Roy’s Framing

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Lee Roy’s Framing, Claremont, NC (7-0)
2. Minnesota Merchants, Minneapolis, MN (10-2)
3. Midas Touch Jewelers, Trumbull, CT (5-2)
4. Holland Construction, Portsmouth, VA (4-2)
5t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (4-2)
5t. Bender Plumbing Supply, New Haven, CT (5-2)
7t. Cambell & Ingram, Columbia, TN (5-2)
7t. Thomas Oil, Little Rock, AR (5-2)
9t. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (4-2)
9t. Acme Sports, Kingsport, TN (4-2)
9t. BC Softball, Evansville, IN (3-2)
9t. Lake Cafe/5 Star Construction, Elk River, MN (3-2)
13t. Newell Construction, Bloomington, MN (3-2)
13t. Conrad Patterson, Wyoming, MI (3-2)
13t. LabTech Enterprises, Portland, OR (4-2)
13t. IPS/KG, North Vernon, IN (4-2)
17t. LeMoyne Sleepers, LeMoyne, PA (3-2)
17t. Medina Body Shop, Bedford Heights, OH (2-2)
17t. Johnson Builders, Anderson, SC (3-2)
17t. Watanabe Optical, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
17t. W.W. Gay, Gainesville, FL (3-2)
17t. Dug Out Cafe, Ronkokoma, NY (3-2)
17t. Miller Genuine Draft, Bloomington, MN (4-2)
17t. Worth Astros, Carmel, IN (3-2)
25t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
25t. Meeks Electric, Tallahassee, FL (2-2)
25t. Bruno’s, Portland, ME (2-2)
25t. Marino Construction, Peabody, ME (2-2)
25t. Varsity Club, Jacksonville, FL (2-2)
25t. Darnell Stanley, Richmond, VA (2-2)
25t. Smyrna Merchants, Smyrna, DE (2-2)
25t. Budweiser Clydesdales, Superior, WI (2-2)
33t. South Georgia Merchants, Hahira, GA (3-2)
33t. Funkstown, Hagerstown, MD (1-2)
33t. Hanibal Bush, Hanibal, MO (1-2)
33t. Chi Chi’s, Gulfport, MS (1-2)
33t. SCB Gulf Oil, Lake Ronkokoma, NY (1-2)
33t. Ohio Sealant, Cleveland, TN (1-2)
33t. Chaney Enterprises, Lothian, PA (1-2)
33t. LeMoyne Sleepers (JPPS), York, PA (1-2)
33t. Washington County Merchants, Springfield, KY (1-2)
33t. Wally’s Sports, Parma, OH (1-2)
33t. Telecom, Cedar Rapids, IA (1-2)
33t. Mid-Valley Merchants, St. Helens, OR (1-2)
33t. Third Base Lounge, Bloomington, IN (1-2)
33t. Dryden Georno’s, Norfolk, VA (1-2)
33t. QT Sports Fair, Long Island, NY (1-2)
33t. Hanover Carpet, Richmond, VA (0-2)
49t. Hanibal Merchants, Ewing, MO (1-2)
49t. R&D, Lima, OH (2-2)
49t. Ray’s, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
49t. Pete’s Mobile Car Wash, Poughkeepsie, NY (0-2)
49t. Nolan Electric, Dayton, OH (0-2)
49t. Tri-Gem Builders, Cedar Brook, NY (0-2)
49t. Wilson Softball, Little Rock, AR (1-2)
49t. Pick’s Sports, Davenport, IA (0-2)
49t. O&S Cattle, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
49t. Bud Light, Duluth, MN (0-2)
49t. Cale Yarborough, Savannah, GA (0-2)
49t. Ray’s Together, Trumbull, CT (0-2)
49t. MacNamara/Coors/Stealers, Faribault, MN (0-2)
49t. McDonald’s, Washington Court House, Ohio (0-2)
49t. C&M Sporting Goods, Dothan, AL (0-2)
65t. Bill Cody Farms, Clever, MO (0-2)
65t. Standard Construction, Houston, TX (0-2)


1991 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1991 held at Midland, Michigan.


Champion – Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, California (56-16)
Runner Up – Penn Corp, Sioux City, Iowa (118-11)


Chubb Tangarora lost his first game in this tournament after winning 5 straight. He struck out 19 batters. He was not to be denied in the final championship game. Exhausted and tired, he found the will to win a (3-2) game and the Championship. Penn Corp’s middle of the batting order was on fire the whole tournament as Marty Kernagham, Mark Sorenson and Bill Boyer all hit over .400.

Defending Champ, Penn Corp lost their very first game and then came back through the losers bracket winning 10 straight game, including the first final to force the “if” game. But, they also had to beat Guanella pitcher Chubb Tangarora one more time. Tangarora had been dominating throughout the tournament, he lost a heart breaker in the first final. Penn Corp won the first final in 15 innings on David Boys bases loaded single to score Tim Wahl. Michael White was the winning pitcher and struck out 15.

Penn Corp’s Pitching Staff – Michael White (3-0), Jimmy Seaman (1-1), Pete Sandman (2-0), and Doug Middleton (3-1) combined to go 9-2.


  • MVP – Chub Tangaroa, Guanella Brothers
  • Batting Leader – Randy Burnside, Penn Corp
  • HR Leader – Randy Burnside, Penn Corp – 4
  • HR Leader – Steve Scott, Midland Explorers – 4
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Chub Tangaroa, Guanella Brothers (6-1) pitched 15 innings only to lose 1-0 to Penn Corp, thus forcing the extra game.  He came back 20 minutes later and defeated Penn Corp (3-2) in the finals. Tangaroa outdueled Penn Corp’s  Michael White (3-0).

1991 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Jimmy Moore, Seafirst Bank
P – Chub Tangaroa, Guanella Brothers
P – Michael White, Penn Corp
C – Greg Stockton, Bloomington Hearts
C – Tim Wahl, Penn Corp
1B – Mark Sorenson, Penn Corp
2B – Doug Streeter, Guanella Brothers
3B – Mike Parnow, Guanella Brothers
SS – Dave Johnson, Farm Tavern
OF – Rich Lira, Hertz
OF – Bill Boyer, Penn Corp
OF – Randy Burnside, Penn Corp
OF – Steve Scott, Midland Explorers
DP – Tod Stevenson, Bloomington Hearts
UTIL – Brad Underwood, Midland Explorers

1991 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Al Rebling, Metros
P – Scott Plangger, Bloomington Hearts
P – Jody Hennigar, Farm Tavern
C – Brad Burrup, Miller Toyota
C – Don Trotter, Guanella Brothers
1B – Denny Place, Decatur Pride
2B – Mike Van Lannan, Farm Tavern
3B – Marty Kernaghan, Penn Corp
SS – Terry Wiebe, Decatur Pride
OF – Rob Gray, Miller Toyota
OF – Gary Payne, United Surgical Steel
OF – Rob Nixon, Faultless Rubber Company
DP – Paul Burnett, Penn Corp
UTIL – Doug Middleton, Penn Corp

1991 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Terry Stapley, Miller Toyota
P – Darin Zack, Midland Explorers
P – Gene Green, Shantytown
C – Doug Filmore, Midland Explorers
C – Tony Simpson, Hertz
1B – Bob Heimeri, Silver Bullets
2B – Darrell Tilley, Midland Explorers
3B – Brian Martie, Bloomington Hearts
SS – Ray Atkinson, Seafirst Bank
OF – Mike Roe, Silver Bullets
OF – John Proctor, Hertz
OF – Keith Peterson, Bloomington Hearts
OF – Stan Graham, United Surgical Steel
DP – Barry Kahler, Decatur Pride
UTIL – Mike Tramel, Bosch-Rausch


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA (6-1)
2. Penn Corp, Sioux City, IA (10-2)
3. Decatur Pride, Decatur., IL (4-2)
4. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (6-2)
5t. Seafirst Bank, Seattle, WA (3-2)
5t. Metros, Des Moines, IA (3-2)
7t. Bloomington Hearts, Bloomington., IL (4-2)
7t. Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (4-2)
9t. Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT (3-2)
9t. Bosch-Rausch, Cedar Rapids, IA (2-2)
9t. Faultless Rubber Company, Ashland, OH (2-2)
9t. Planggers, Mishawaka., IN (4-2)
13t. Shantytown, Baltimore, MD (3-2)
13t. Silver Bullets, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
13t. United Surgical Steel, Montgomery, AL (3-2)
13t. Hertz, Topeka, KS (2-2)
17t. Shelbyville Sting, Shelbyville, IN (2-2)
17t. Boise Metros, Boise, ID (2-2)
17t. Cole County Marshall Jazz, Marshall, MS (2-2)
17t. Dolan & Murphy Shamrocks, Aurora., IL (1-2)
17t. Sioux City Soos, Sioux City, IA (1-2)
17t. Midwest GMC, St. Louis., MO (1-2)
17t. Plymouth Club, Marion., IN (1-2)
17t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (1-2)
25t. Moose Lodge, Fargo., ND (1-2)
25t. All-American Concrete, Lansing, MI (1-2)
25t. Denmark Dukes, Denmark., WI (1-2)
25t. Four Star Sports, Shelby, NC (0-2)
25t. Coors Light Sunners, Reading., PA (0-2)
25t. Meachem Steel, Schenectady, NY (0-2)
25t. Warack Trucking, Saginaw., MI (0-2)
25t. Jock Shop, Midland, MI (0-2)
33t. Woodstock, Woodstock, IL (0-2)
33t. OTB, Middletown, NY (0-2)
33t. Powergraphics, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Berwick Bank, Berwick, PA (0-2)
33t. Snitko Hearing Aid, Flint, MI (0-2)
33t. Rebels, Pine Bluff, AR (0-2)

1991 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1991 held at Novi, Michigan.


Champion: Cannan’s Illusion, San Antonio, Texas (56-17)
Runner Up: UPI, Cookeville, Tennessee


Cannan’s won the title in the “if” game when Mitzi Davis hot a 2-run double in the bottom of the 7th inning to give them a 9-8 win. UPI defeated Cannan 5-4 in the winner’s bracket final, but Cannan came back later and forced the ‘if’ game with an 8-3 win in the first final. Cannan’s finished 7-1.


  • MVP – Marie Pesch, Cannan’s Illusion
  • Batting Leader – Kathy Dyer, Raiders (16-25) – .640
  • Home Run Leader – N/A

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

P – Charlotte Cates, UPI
C – Marie Pesch, Cannan’s Illusion
1B – Kathy Dyer, Raiders
2B – Glenda Washington, Cannan’s Illusion
3B – Darlebe Lowery, Bally Health & Racquet
SS – Lisa Sanchez, Cannan’s Illusion
OF – Susan Chapman, UPI
OF – Cynthia Cooper, Bally Health & Racquet
OF – Sherri France, Bally Health & Racquet
OF – Stephany Braden, Cannan’s Illusion
UT – Mitzi Davis, Cannan’s Illusion
UT – Bev Lovett, Cannan’s Illusion
UT – Charlotte Rigney, UPI
UT – Deborah Albano, Raiders

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

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ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

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FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Cannan’s Illusion, San Antonio, TX (7-1)
2. UPI, Cookeville, TN