Category: 1996

1996 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1996 held at Frederick, Maryland.

Champion – Shen Valley/Superor/Taylor Brothers/TPS, Bridgewater, Virginia
Runner Up – Dan Smith Plastering/Easton, San Jose, California

  • MVP – Dewayne Frizzell, Shen Valley (21-28, .750, 13 HRs, 20 RBIs)
  • Home Run Leader – Ricky Huggins, Lighthouse (20-25, .800, 33 RBIs) – 14
  • Batting Leader – Doug Kissane, Steele’s (13-14, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs) – .929
  • Defensive MVP – Shane Dubose, Dan Smith Plastering/Easton


  • Pitcher – Phil Jobe – Shen Valley/Superior/Taylor/TPS
  • Pitcher – Greg Cannedy – Dan Smith Plastering/Easton
  • Pitcher – Robbie Ergle – Lighthouse/Worth
  • Catcher – Jimmy Powers – Shen Valley/Superior/Taylor/TPS
  • Extra Hitter – Wendell Rickard – Lighthouse/Worth
  • Extra Hitter – J.C. Phelps – Shen Valley/Superior/Taylor/TPS
  • First Base – Jeff Hall – Sunbelt/Eastern
  • First Base – Derek Jones – Lighthouse/Worth
  • First Base – Dirk Androff – Ritch’s Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS
  • First Base – Tot Powers – Shen Valley/Superior/Taylor/TPS
  • Second Base – Tom Haden – Spectrum/POVS/Eastem
  • Second Base – Doug Kissane – Steele’s Silver Bullets/Hitmen
  • Third Base – Ricky Huggins – Lighthouse/Worth
  • Third Base – Andy Alvis – Dan Smith Plastering/Eastern
  • Short Stop – John Mello – Shen Valley/Superior/Taylor/TPS
  • Short Stop – Ron Pamell – Ritch’s Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/ TPS
  • Outfield – Cory Snyder – Dan Smith Plastering/Easton
  • Outfield – Dewayne Frizzell – Shen Valley/Superior/Taylor/TPS
  • Outfield – Doug Roberson – Ritch’s Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/ TPS
  • Outfield – Shane Dubose – Dan Smith Plastering/Easton
  • Manager – Mike Glasscock – Shen Valley/Superior/Taylor/TPS


1. Shen Valley/Superior/Taylor/TPS, Bridgewater, VA (5-0)
2. Dan Smith Plastering, San Jose, CA (5-2)
3. Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA (3-2)
4. Ritch’s Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT (4-2)
5t. Spectrum/POVS/Easton, Plymouth, MN (3-2)
5t. Sunbelt/Easton, Centerville, GA (2-2)
7t. Grover/Franklin, Los Angeles, CA (2-2)
7t. Hague/Ohio Tansport/Wessel/TPS, Columbus, OH (2-2)
9t. Bell Corp II/Roberts/Easton, Orlando, FL (1-2)
9t. Steele’s Silver Bullets/Hitmen, Cleveland, OH (1-2)
9t. AJA/TPS, S. Houston, TX (1-2)
9t. Herrin/Dudley, Savannah, GA (1-2)
13t. Worth/Sports/Hooters, Richmond, VA (0-2)
13t. Harrison’s, Portsmouth, VA (0-2)
13t. Instant Landscape Whips/TPS, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
13t. Herb’s/TPS, San Diego, CA (0-2)

1996 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

1996 held at Al Bishop Softball Complex and Lost Mountain Park in Marietta, Georgia on September 26-29.

Champion – Ram Construction, Hagerstown, Maryland
Runner Up – Frank-N-Stein, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • MVP – Ken Kirby, Ram Construction
  • Batting Champion – Eric Guth, Crest Supper Club/Coors Light
  • HR Champion – David Allen, Keith’s Grand Slam


P – Mark Cherry, Keith’s Grand Slam
C – Joe Speaker, Miller Lite/Kajac’s Construction
1B – Steve Silveria, Apple Jacks/Magic
2B – Rick Grove, Ram Construction
3B – Tyler Glenn, Crest Supper Club/Coors Light
SS – Eric Guth, Crest Supper Club/Coors Light
OF – Dave Lessand, New Hampshire Steele Fabricators
OF – Bill Sampolski, Deluxe Bakery
OF – Frank Shumate, Keith’s Grand Slam
OF – Mike Byers, Ram Construction
UTIL – David Allen, Keith’s Grand Slam
UTIL – Ken Kirby, Ram Construction
UTIL – Tim Gralewski, Frank-N-Stein
UTIL – Jeff Waldschmidt, Frank-N-Stein
EP – Lewis Contreras, Tri-County Recycling


P – Chuck Herrold, Apple Jacks/Magic
C – Bob Santos, Players Softball Club
1B – Pete Rice, New Hampshire Steele Fabricators
2B – Tim Sullivan, New Hampshire Steele Fabricators
3B – Keith Adcock, Keith’s Grand Slam
SS – John Brown, Tri-County Recycling
OF – Steve Pineri, Deluxe Bakery
OF – Jeff Silveria, Apple Jacks/Magic
OF – Rocky Willis, Ram Construction
OF – Bob Terria, Apple Jacks/Magic
UTIL – Tom Sommer, Frank-N-Stein
UTIL – Alan Harsh, Ram Construction
UTIL – Chuck Kloes, Frank-N-Stein
UTIL – Tom Parclemtes, Rossetto Builders


P – Mark Tremblay, Keystone
C – Kelly Roberts, Keith’s Grand Slam
1B –  Bob Kowneki, Keystone
2B – Brent Augedahl, Crest Supper Club/Coors Light
3B – Alex Martinez, Tri-County Recycling
SS – Steve Mal, Miller Lite/Kajac’s Construction
OF – Brian Hutto, Keith’s Grand Slam
OF – Matt Schwartz, Miller Lite/Kajac’s Construction
OF – Ken McMullen, Tri-County Recycling
OF – Curt Myers, Ram Construction
UTIL – Jeff Babineau, Keystone
UTIL – Jeff Reynolds, Ram Construction
UTIL – Dave Burhart, Frank-N-Stein
UTIL – Chuck Moniz, Apple Jacks/Magic
EP – Adam Gardner, Keith’s Grand Slam


1. Ram Construction, Hagerstown, MD (8-0)
2. Frank-N-Stein, Pittsburgh, PA (7-2)
3. Keith’s Grand Slam, Rolesville, NC (11-2)
4. Deluxe Bakery, Bellmawr, NJ (7-2)
5t. Miller Lite/Steele Kings, Walworth, WI (7-2)
5t. Keystone, Pittsburgh, PA (5-2)
7t. Crest Supper Club/Coors Light, Caledonia, MN (8-2)
7t. Tri-Roberts Construction/Rem, Baltimore, MD (3-2)
9t. Apple Jacks/Magic, Norto, MA (4-2)
9t. New Hampshire Steele Fabricators, Mancheste., NH (4-2)
9t. Players Softball Club, West Warwick, RI (4-2)
9t. Rossetto Builders, Veron, CT (4-2)
13t. Monaco Ford/Dudley, New Britain, CT (6-2)
13t. TPS, Carlsbad, CA (6-2)
13t. P&D Construction, Naugatuck, CT (5-2)
13t. Latella’s Softball, West Haven, CT (4-2)
17t. Cort Builders, Des Moines, IA (5-2)
17t. Potomac Valley Brick, Wheaton, MD (5-2)
17t. Garofalo’s Hit & Run, Smithtown, NY (4-2)
17t. Select Specialty, Palmyra, VA (3-2)
17t. Smith Disposal, Clarkston, MI (3-2)
17t. Vessel’s Softball, Cecilia, KY (3-2)
17t. Champs On A Mission, Roberts, WI (2-2)
17t. First Merchants/Mullinax, Fairview Park, OH (2-2)
25t. Wintz/K&J/TPS, Little Canada, MN (4-2)
25t. Angle Inn Doghouse, Baltimore, MD (3-2)
25t. Bud Ice/Steele’s, Owatonna, MN (3-2)
25t. C&C Aluminum, Manchester, TN (3-2)
25t. Michelob Golden/Palace Bar, Superior, WI (3-2)
25t. Screwballs, Berwyn, IL (3-2)
25t. Thomas Bait & Tackle, Vass, NC (3-2)
25t. Reggie’s Café/Gleason’s, Erial, NJ (2-2)
33t. Anything Goes, Omaha, NE (3-2)
33t. Blarney Bay Pub, Westland, MI (3-2)
33t. Frog Pond Jaws, Stratford, CT (3-2)
33t. Mountaineer Mining, Lynco, WV (3-2)
33t. Northeast Auto, Bristol, RI (3-2)
33t. Sycamore/Ballyho, Terre Haute, IN (3-2)
33t. Annandale Sports, Falls Church, VA (2-2)
33t. Las Vegas Funjet/TPS, Marquan, WI (2-2)
33t. S-R Farms/Turf Lounge, Newton Square, PA (2-2)
33t. St. Louis Sox, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
33t. Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo, ND (2-2)
33t. 3 Brothers/Corner Pocket, Milford, CT (2-2)
33t. Cusack’s Team Alaska, Anchorage, AK (1-2)
33t. K.R. Plaza, Iowa City, IA (1-2)
33t. Pierce Timber, Hazelhurst, GA (1-2)
33t. Steele’s/Shelter, Lockesburg, AR (1-2)
49t. Baker Insurance, Bismarck, ND (2-2)
49t. Beacon Softball, Reading, PA (2-2)
49t. B. K. Sweeney’s, Hauppauge, NY (2-2)
49t. Champions Sports Bar, Ogunquit, ME (2-2)
49t. Dallas Sports Club/TPS, Garland, TX (2-2)
49t. Flair Cleaners, Dallas, GA (2-2)
49t. Golden Crest/Mad Maggies, Johnston, RI (2-2)
49t. Miller Lite/Kajac’s Construction, Poplar Bluff, MO (2-2)
49t. O.A. Softball, Beaver Creek, OH (2-2)
49t. River Valley, Dardanelle, AR (2-2)
49t. Steve’s Sports Dugout/Demarini, Post Falls, ID (2-2)
49t. Teeter’s Chevrolet, Sheridan, AR (2-2)
49t. Toads Ride-N-Shine, Minot, ND (2-2)
49t. Anchorage Merchants, Anchorage, AK (1-2)
49t. Designer Jean Shop, McKenzie, TN (1-2)
49t. Furlong Motors, Eden Prairie, MN (1-2)
65t. Andrew Construction, Rock Island, IL (1-2)
65t. Barchella’s Fellas, Port Chester, NY (1-2)
65t. Belton Wreckers, Huber Heights, OH (1-2)
65t. Blairs Siding/Dudley, Naples, NY (1-2)
65t. Brock’s/Legion, Champlin, MN (1-2)
65t. Budweiser, North Mankato, MN (1-2)
65t. Charlie Rose/Strike Zone, Belleview, NE (1-2)
65t. Cole Electric/Dudley, Marietta, GA (1-2)
65t. Deyle Rumrz, Layton, UT (1-2)
65t. Demarini/Memphis Tigers, Bartlett, TN (1-2)
65t. Dudley/Renegades/CPC, Louisville, KY (1-2)
65t. Fitzgerald Merchants, Fitzgerald, GA (1-2)
65t. Liquid Blue, Dedham, MA (1-2)
65t. MDCC/Healthsouth/Country Kitchen, Des Moines, IA (1-2)
65t. Schneider Geo, Buchanan, MI (1-2)
65t. Sunset Bar/Sports Cellar, Post Falls, ID (1-2)
65t. Swampbucks Hudson, ME (1-2)
65t. Tom & Al’s Fredericksburg, VA (1-2)
65t. TWA, Jacksonville, FL (1-2)
65t. Twohig III, Softball Parma, OH (1-2)
65t. Valley West Pub, Urbandale, IA (1-2)
65t. Whitey’s Tip Top, Peoria, IL (1-2)
65t. Fanatics Victoria, TX (1-2)
65t. Gateway Press, Louisville, KY (0-2)
65t. Goss/Rusty Hammer, Portsmouth, NH (0-2)
65t. Paint By Brush, Young America, MN (0-2)
65t. Patterson Home Insulation, Clinton, TN (0-2)
65t. Sauder & Sauder, Perkaisie, PA (0-2)
65t. Southeast Mavericks, Corbin, KY (0-2)
65t. The Bullet Columbia, MO (0-2)
65t. Tri-County Recycling, Carrollton, LA (0-2)
65t. Benoit Electric, Richmond, VT (0-2)
97t. Boiler Room Bar, Owensboro, KY (0-2)
97t. Bud Light/Doc’s, Springfield, MO (0-2)
97t. Buster’s/Dudley, Valparaiso, FL (0-2)
97t. Dalton Chiropractic Tom’s River, NJ (0-2)
97t. Four Corners Stanford, CT (0-2)
97t. Hill Country Homes, New Albany, MS (0-2)
97t. Mellow Mushrooms, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
97t. Peaster TV, Claremore, OK (0-2)
97t. Soffee Athletics, Marietta, GA (0-2)
97t. Spikes/Tower, Fairbault, MN (0-2)
97t. Springford AA, Birdsboro, PA (0-2)
97t. Tri-State Roofing, Evansville, IN (0-2)

1996 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1996 held at Decatur, Illinois on August 31-September 7.

Champion – Green Bay All Car, Green Bay, Wisconsin (66-21)
Runner Up – Tampa Smokers, Tampa, Florida (61-14)

The Tampa Bay Smokers made it hard as Todd Martin hurled a 2-1 victory over the Green Bay squad in the first final to send the tournament to the final championship game. Boomer Brush delivered the winning run with a double in the 5th inning. All Car of Green Bay won their first ASA title by defeating the Tampa Bay Smokers 2-1 in the Final. Mike Piechnik pitched through several jams and struck out 15 batters to claim the victory. The final out came as Piechnik struck out Tournament MVP Steve Schott. The winning run was produced when Roy Atkinson doubled to center field to score Todd Twatchman, giving the champs the 2-1 lead.

Todd Martin, Smokers (5-1, 35 IP, 56 K, no-hitter).

Chubb Tagnarora, Pride (1-0, 17 IP, 34 Ks, before hurting his arm and had to stop playing).

  • MVP – Steve Schott, Tampa Smokers (12-22, .546, HR – despite going 0-4 in the final game.)
  • Batting Leader – Steve Schott, Tampa Bay Smokers (12-22) – .546
  • HR Leader – Todd Garcia, Smokers – 2
  • HR Leader – Shawn Rychick, All Car – 2
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Mike Piechnik, All Car Roadrunners (4-0, 49 K, 25 IP, 0.56 ERA, won final game 2-1)


P – Peter Meredith, Salt Lake City Page Brake (3-0, 36 IP, 62 K, 2 no-hitters, won his 46th career ASA National Tournament game, tying Ty Stofflet for all time most).
P – Mike Piechnik, Green Bay All Car
P – Jody Hennigar, The Farm Tavern (5-1, 36 IP, 47 Ks, 4 Shutouts)
C – Todd Garcia, Tampa Smokers
1B – Steve Schott, Tampa Smokers
2B – Tim Hilldebrandt, The Farm Tavern
3B – Kyle Beane, Midland Explorers
SS – Mark McKinnon, Boston Matarazzo
OF – Bob Jones, Bloomington Hearts
OF – Gary Franson, Midland Explorers
OF – Michael Mink, Tampa Smokers
OF – Shawn Rychick, Green Bay All Car
DP – James Cowdrey, Allentown Coors Light Sunners
UTIL – Tod Stevenson, Green Bay All Car
UTIL – Doug Middleton, St. Joe Travelers


P – Doug Sleep, Midland Explorers (4-1, 3 Shutouts, no-hitter)
P – Shane Doherty, Bloomington Hearts (3-2, 33 IP, 49 K)
P – Jarrod Martin, Tampa Smokers
C – Brian Neveau, The Farm Tavern
1B – Trent Rubley, Green Bay All Car
2B – Ehren Earleywine, St. Joe Travelers
3B – Brian Martie, The Farm Tavern
SS – Ray Atkinson, Green Bay All Car
OF – Scott Adamson, Bloomington Hearts
OF – Barry Kahler, Tampa Smokers
OF – Mitch Munthe, Salt Lake City Page Brake
OF – Steve King, Bloomington Hearts
DP – Peter Turner, Salt Lake City Page Brake
UTIL – Vic Johns, Decatur Pride
UTIL – Jason Hanson, Tampa Smokers


P – Reno Lato, Allentown Coors Light Sunners
P – Derek Coleman, Seattle Seafirst
P – Michael White, Green Bay All Car
C – Todd Twachtman, Green Bay All Car
1B – Greg Melchert, Midland Explorers
2B – Steve Horning, Midland Explorers
3B – Wayne Virgil, Clearwater Bombers
SS – David Boys, Tampa Smokers
OF – Mike Larabee, Seattle Seafirst
OF – Keith Tate, St. Joe Travelers
OF – Jesse Delorit, Green Bay All Car
OF – Scott Deuel, Salt Lake City Page Brake
DP – Allen Dowd, Denmark Dukes
UTIL – Dean Waltier, Seattle Seafirst
UTIL – Dennis Gray, Savannah Meierhoffer/Ed’s


1. Green Bay All Car, Green Bay, WI (6-1)
2. Tampa Smokers, Tampa Bay, FL (5-2)
3. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (6-2)
4. Salt Lake City Larry Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City., UT (4-2)
5t. Bloomington Hearts, Bloomington, IL (3-2)
5t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (4-2)
7t. St. Joe Travelers, St. Joseph, MO (3-2)
7t. Decatur Pride, Decatur, IL (2-2)
9t. Boston Matarazzo, Boston, MA (2-2)
9t. Allentown Coors Light Sunners, Allentown, PA (2-2)
9t. West Milford Gators, West Milford, NJ (1-2)
9t. Seattle Seafirst, Seattle, WA (2-2)
13t. Denmark Dukes, Denmark, WI (1-2)
13t. Savannah Meierhoffer/Ed’s, Savannah., MO (1-2)
13t. Marshalltown Central Express, Marshalltown., IA (1-2)
13t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (1-2)
17t. Peoria River City Rage, Peoria, IL (0-2)
17t. Champaign Urbana Chiefs, Champaign, IL (0-2)
17t. Effingham-Strasburg Bonutt’s, Effingham, IL (0-2)
17t. Nashville Christ Church, Nashville, TN (0-2)
17t. Ashland Ess, Ashland, OH (0-2)
17t. Salt Lake City Page Brake, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2)
17t. Aurora Dolan & Murphy, Aurora, IL (1-2)
17t. Findlay Jac & Do’s, Findlay, OH (0-2)

1996 ASA Men’s (9) Major Modified Pitch Nationals

1996 held at Stevens Point, Wisconsin on August 30-September 2.

Champion –  CBS, New York City, New York
Runner Up – Crush, Los Angeles, California

  • MVP – Kevin McGuirl, CBS
  • Batting Champion – Charlie Doherty, Zorn Industries
  • HR Champion – Kevin McGuirl, CBS


P – Gary Thomas, CBS
P – Ron Burns, CBS
P – Don Meader, Tighe Club
C – Joe Oppedisano, D&S Roofing
1B – Don Toto, Zorn Industries
2B – Ricky Oddo, CBS
3B – Jared Cole, Crush
SS – Kurt Krauth, Brymile
OF – Kevin McGuirl, CBS
OF – Charlie Doherty, Zorn Industries
OF – Mike Peterson, Brymile
OF – Tim Peterson, Brymile
DH – Mike Nabors, Crush
UTIL – Mark Arland, Brymile
UTIL – Ernie Perez, Crush


P – Kurt Richards, Crush
P – Greg Sutton, Lindamans Insurance
P – Dave Maxwell, Brymile
C – Peter Zuk, CBS
1B – Dan Feder, Crush
2B – David Camacho, Tighe Club
3B – Chuck Prescott, Tighe Club
SS – Rick McCarthy, Crush
OF – Tony Hayes, Price Construction
OF – John Pereyo, D&S Roofing
OF – Joe Sottolano, Roches Garage
OF – Wayne Cabbage, Wallen Construction
DH – Tom Forrester, CBS
UTIL – Don Kuntne, Lindamans Insurance
UTIL – Mike Jaunich, Plymouth Plumbing


P – Bob Head, Roches Garage
P – Bobby Viskup, D&S Roofing
P – Bob Vandeberg, Crush
C – Dave Rypien, Brymile
1B – Wayne Rogers, Tighe Club
2B – Dan Schafer, Brymile
3B – Greg Phillips, Wallen Construction
SS – Mike Brex, CBS
OF – Tom Ciuffini, Zorn Industries
OF – Peter Armanetti, Tighe Club
OF – Anthony Matteo, D’Onofrio
DH – George Cruz, D&S Roofing
UTIL – Dave Atanasio, Zorn Industries
UTIL – Georgie Reinert, Plymouth Plumbing


1. CBS, New York City, NY (7-0)
2. Crush, Los Angeles, CA (6-2)
3. Tighe Club, Wilmington, MA (5-2)
4. Brymile, Spokane, WA (5-2)
5t. Lindamans Insurance, Atlanta, GA (5-2)
5t. Roches Garage, Calicoon, NY (4-2)
7t. Zorn Industries, Long Island, NY (5-2)
7t. D & S Roofing, West Islip, NY (6-2)
9t. Salisbury Moose #654, Salisbury, MD (3-2)
9t. Dillinger’s/Debeer, Fond du Lac, WI (2-2)
9t. Snap On Tools, Bow, NH (2-2)
9t. Price Construction, Morristown, TN (4-2)
13t. Plymouth Plumbing, Hollywood, MN (2-2)
13t. Wallen Construction, Morristown, TN (3-2)
13t. D’Onofrio, Brooklyn, NY (2-2)
13t. Little Ceasars Sharks, Port Huron, MI (3-2)
17t. Wee Willy’s, Quasquenton, IA (1-2)
17t. 50 Yard Line, Green Bay, WI (2-2)
17t. Elwood, Birnamwood, WI (1-2)
17t. Ryan Partnership, Saginaw, MI (2-2)
17t. MBC, Santa Ana, CA (3-2)
17t. Hafco Farms, Canton, PA (1-2)
17t. Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (1-2)
17t. Bickford Auction, Almond, WI (2-2)
25t. Jenk Insurance, Dyersville, IA (1-2)
25t. Silver Lakers, Wild Rose, WI (1-2)
25t. Atlanta Stars, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
25t. Art’s Bar Bandits, Lansing, MI (1-2)
25t. Grumpy Old Men, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
25t. All Seasons Sports, Delano, MN (1-2)
25t. Red’s, Green Bay, WI (1-2)
25t. Hoechst Cleanese, Plymouth, MI (1-2)
33t. Red Barn, Bancroft, IA (0-2)
33t. Legends, Green Bay, WI (0-2)
33t. Fritz & Joyce’s, Montrose, MN (0-2)
33t. TDS Polecats, Winstead, MN (0-2)
33t. The Alibi, Lamont, IA (0-2)
33t. Monticello Sports, Hopkinton, IA (0-2)
33t. Calco Express, Green Bay, WI (0-2)
33t. Hilger’s Live Bait Shop/Volm Bag Co., Antigo, WI (0-2)
33t. Champs On The River, Dubuque, IA (0-2)
33t. HSI Metal Stamping, Delano, MN (0-2)
33t. Hovden Oil, Decorah, IA (0-2)

1996 ASA Men’s (9) Modified Pitch Nationals

1996 held at Scottsdale, Georgia on August 30-September 2.

Champion –  Waves, Cecilton, Maryland
Runner Up – Brewers, Durham, North Carolina

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – Richard Staffenker, Atlas Fireworks
  • HR Champion – John Stafford, Stingers


P – Mike Cefalo, Warriors
P – Richard Stauffenker, Atlas Fireworks
P – Donnie Poore, Waves
C – Jimmy Smith, Brewers
1B – Andy Andrews, Brewers
2B – Randall Combs, Brewers
3B – Mark Brokens, Waves
SS – Dave Springfield, Atlas Fireworks
OF – Ricky Sanders, Warriors
OF – Johnny Kampes, Waves
OF – Bobby Clark, Waves
DH – Jerry Everett, Brewers
UTIL – Jamie Clough, Atlas Fireworks
UTIL – Johnny Overcash, Brewers


P – Doug Hall, Brewers
P – Gary Coleman, Waves
P – Bobby Hunt, Brewers
C – Mike Mabrey, Waves
1B – Bob Pierce, Cougars
2B – Jeff Rada, Atlas Fireworks
3B – Sam Homaleski, Atlas Fireworks
SS – Brian Pinder, Cougars
OF – John Stafford, Stingers
OF – Robbie Walls, G. M. Giants
OF – Everett Smith, Warriors
OF – Jim Bridges, Atlas Fireworks
DH – Rick Jacovich, Action Motors
UTIL – Jon Brackett, Stingers
UTIL – Joe Vanhook, Warriors


P – Joe Romano, Action Motors
P – Steve Smartt, Stingers
P – Billy Coleman, G. M. Giants
C – Dickie Moore, G. M. Giants
1B – Bart Lewis, Stingers
2B – Lance Jackson, Pirates
3B – Bill Hildebrand, Action Motors
SS – Alex Digioivanni, A1 Properties
OF – Jerry Goodrich, Action Motors
OF – Kirk Legatos, Spin Doctors
OF – Louie Gonzalez, Kaytes Ford
DH – Mitch Angelier, Long Island Hurricanes
UTIL – Charles Hooker, Warriors


1. Waves, Cecilton, MD (7-0)
2. Brewers, Durham, NC (6-2)
3. Atlas Fireworks, Jaffrey, NH (6-2)
4. Warriors, Chapel Hill, NC (8-2)
5t. G. M. Giants, Easton, MD (4-2)
5t. Stingers, Atlanta, GA (6-2)
7t. Cougars, Centerville, MD (4-2)
7t. Action Motors, Watertown, CT (4-2)
9t. A1 Properties, Lawrence, MA (3-2)
9t. Spin Doctors, Hudson, NH (5-2)
9t. Pirates, Tarzana, CA (5-2)
9t. Long Island Hurricanes, Coram, NY (3-2)
13t. 4 Seasons Dukes, Union Beach, NJ (4-2)
13t. Jess Jr. & Sons, East New Market, MD (4-2)
13t. Kaytes Ford, Clifton, NJ (4-2)
13t. Rupperts, West Milford, NJ (4-2)
17t. Brewers, E. Islip, NY (2-2)
17t. Jags 33, Morristown, TN (2-2)
17t. Grand Slam, Bridgeville, DE (2-2)
17t. Pro Image Rebels, Port Huron, MI (2-2)
17t. Billy Jacks, Hyde Park, MA (2-2)
17t. Trump Softball, Mayfield, NY (2-2)
17t. Majors, Salem, MA (3-2)
17t. Colonial Rubber, Dyersburg, TN (2-2)
25t. Chicoine Builders, Weare, NH (1-2)
25t. Company B’s, Suffern, NY (2-2)
25t. Durham Speed Boys, Durham, NC (2-2)
25t. Café Lido, Philadelphia, PA (2-2)
25t. Budweiser, Greensboro, MD (2-2)
25t. Recordman Roosters, Silver Springs, MD (2-2)
25t. Shawn Systems Hurricanes, Marlboro, MA (2-2)
25t. P.F. Markey, Saginaw, MI (2-2)
33t. Finnerty’s Sports Bar, Spokane, WA (1-2)
33t. Billy’s Bully’s, Windham, ME (1-2)
33t. Bp’s, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
33t. Bailey Insurance, Midland, MI (0-2)
33t. J. S. Construction, Bridgeville, DE (1-2)
33t. Snapple Assassins Softball Club, Staten Island, NY (1-2)
33t. Betna Construction, Adams, MA (1-2)
33t. Franklin Tavern, Ephrata, PA (1-2)
33t. Kats, Kirkwood, NY (1-2)
33t. Bull Pen, Fall River, MA (0-2)
33t. L. Degroodt Paving Inc., Montgomery, NY (1-2)
33t. Blue Flames, Landover, MD (1-2)
33t. Tideland Seafood, East New Market, MD (0-2)
33t. Jimmy Dean Foods, Troy, TN (1-2)
33t. Tampa Bay Dragons, Tampa Bay, FL (0-2)
33t. Brickyard Motors, Bridgeville, DE (0-2)
49t. Country Life Homes, Greenwood, DE (0-2)
49t. Decrescente Dist. Co., Mechanicsville, NY (0-2)
49t. Jenkins Motors, Kenton, TN (0-2)
49t. L.P. Tree Service, Staten Island, NY (0-2)
49t. Cunningham Drugs, Bulls Gap, TN (0-2)
49t. Rolling Rock Softball Team, Easton, MD (0-2)
49t. Claffey Stage Production, West Milford, NJ (0-2)
49t. C&W, East Boston, MA (0-2)
49t. TST, Marietta, GA (0-2)
49t. Appliance Service Unlimited, Barton, NY (0-2)
49t. R&R Ready Mix, Auburn, MI (0-2)
49t. Vegas Sports Café, Seaford, NY (0-2)
49t. Boston Hawks, Dorchester, MA (0-2)
49t. Mahle Pistons, Morristown, TN (0-2)

1996 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

Held at Jacksonville, Florida on August 30-September 2.

Champion – Reece/TPS, Springfield, Kentucky
Runner Up – Flex Gym, New Gretna, New Jersey

  • MVP – Jack Comparoni, Reece/TPS (30-41, .732, 6 HR)
  • HR Leader – Kenny Kinnard, Reece/TPS – (8)
  • Batting Leader – Jamie Smanagan, Reece/TPS – (33-42, .786)


P – Eric Peterson, Flex Gym
C – David Boisvert, CSM/Steeles
1B – Paul Sennett, T’s 13
2B – Tim Barrett, The Backstop Easton
3B – Jack Comparoni, Reece/TPS
SS – Charles Maxwell, Flex Gym
OF – Brian Milstead, Gate
OF – Jamie Swanigan, Reece/TPS
OF – Brian Mathewson, T’s 13
OF – Daniel Brahn, Flex Gym
EH – Ed Berg, Flex Gym
UTIL – Bruce Davis, Flex Gym
UTIL – Cobb, Richie, CSM/Steeles
UTIL – Cecil Whitehead, Thornton Logging
UTIL – Robert Poss, Flex Gym


P – David Midyette, Gate
C – Larry Heise, Gate
1B – Bobby Stokie, Reece/TPS
2B – Bob Cleaver, Flex Gym
3B – Steve Milani, Thornton Logging
SS – Mike Ritzer, Coffee Cup
OF – Kenny Kinnard, Reece/TPS
OF – Dan Houghin, The Backstop Easton
OF – Don Meyers, Flex Gym
OF – Steve Schneider, Coffee Cup
EH – Mark Paris, Coffee Cup
UTIL – Robert Smith, Gate
UTIL – Mark Dalton, Reece/TPS
UTIL – Scott Mathewson, T’s 13
UTIL – Tim Donohue, Coffee Cup


P – Dave Brown, T’s 13
C – Mark Fette, The Backstop Easton
1B – Vance Blackwell, Thornton Logging
2B – Bob Yung, Coffee Cup
3B – Marvin Doyle, The Backstop Easton
SS – Michael Leddy, Gate
OF – Bill Gleason, Coffee Cup
OF – Ross Ursran, CSM/Steeles
OF – Joe Penwell, The Backstop Easton
OF – Brian Parker, Thornton Logging
EH – Jeff Thompson, Coffee Cup
UTIL – Mark Campbell, CSM/Steeles
UTIL – Mike Woods, Thornton Logging
UTIL – Maurice Hazen, CSM/Steeles
UTIL – Tony Alcorn, Thornton Logging


1. Reece/TPS, Springfield, KY (9-1)
2. Flex Gym, New Gretna, NJ (6-2)
3. CSM/Steeles, Orlando, FL (7-2)
4. The Backstop Easton, Aurora, IN (5-2)
5t. Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN (4-2)
5t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (7-2)
7t. Thornton Logging, Lake Park, GA (5-2)
7t. Gate, Jacksonville, FL (5-2)
9t. Southern Tag & Label, Lakeview, AR (5-2)
9t. Allison Construction, Concord, NC (5-2)
9t. L & L Painting, Montgomery, AL (6-2)
9t. Sid Grinker, Oak Creek, WI (4-2)
13t. Riverside/TPS, Louisville, KY (3-2)
13t. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (4-2)
13t. Jr’s Polishing, Pierceton, IN (3-2)
13t. W W Gay, Gainesville, FL (4-2)
17t. Hurricane Plumbing, Greenacres, FL (2-2)
17t. SCB/TPS, Hauppauge, NY (3-2)
17t. Stacked House, Orlando, FL (4-2)
17t. Sports Den, Somerset, KY (3-2)
17t. Wiemer Construction, Iowa City, IA (3-2)
17t. JB’s Canyon Grill, Verona, KY (2-2)
17t. Hudson, Sampson, AL (3-2)
17t. Chaney’s, Baltimore, MD (3-2)
25t. Griffice Printing, Mobile, AL (2-2)
25t. Middletown Transmission, Louisville, KY (3-2)
25t. KY Thunder, Bowling Green, KY (3-2)
25t. Perkins Roofing, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
25t. Capital Fence, Little Rock, AR (3-2)
25t. Berardi’s, Winchester, KY (2-2)
25t. Johnson Builders, Hilton Head, SC (2-2)
25t. Borgman Ford, Wyoming, WI (3-2)
33t. Frayley’s, Lexington, KY (1-2)
33t. Southern Secrets, Clarksville, TN (1-2)
33t. Newman’s/Dudley, Tallahassee, FL (1-2)
33t. Doc/Barr Dental, Sioux City, IA (1-2)
33t. Terry’s/Worth, North Wilksboro, NC (1-2)
33t. Matzinger Electric, Bozeman, MT (2-2)
33t. Crock Sports, Allentown, PA (1-2)
33t. C. Patrick Gray, Grand Blanc, MI (1-2)
33t. Austin Lighting, Westland, MI (1-2)
33t. Steeles/Bad Dogs, Orlando, FL (1-2)
33t. Team FCA, Jacksonville, FL (1-2)
33t. Crawford Braves, Biloxi, MS (2-2)
33t. Smokes/TPS, Ellicott City, MD (2-2)
33t. Eaglegroup, Dover, DE (2-2)
33t. Bosarg & Bennett, Biloxi, MS (1-2)
33t. Ft. Smith/TPS, Van Buren, AR (2-2)
49t. National Golf, Louisville, KY (1-2)
49t. Country Mart, Salem, MO (0-2)
49t. NS Tire, Jacksonville, FL (1-2)
49t. Becks, LaCrosse, WI (0-2)
49t. Comerford Blasters, Panama City, FL (0-2)
49t. Varsity Athletic, Monroe, MI (0-2)
49t. Bud Lite, Butte, MT (1-2)
49t. Viessman Trucking, Dawson, MN (1-2)
49t. Arctic Cats, Anchorage, AK (0-2)
49t. Hudson/TLC, Riverdale, GA (0-2)
49t. Ahart, Bryan, & Smith, North Little Rock, AR (1-2)
49t. B&A Sports Bar, Harrison, OH (1-2)
49t. Aubrey’s, Savannah, GA (1-2)
49t. Roosters, Raceland, KY (1-2)
49t. Jax Braves, Peoria, IL (1-2)
49t. Mason Easton, London, KY (0-2)
65t. K & G/TPS, North Vernon, IN (0-2)
65t. ABC/Easton, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
65t. Deery Brothers, Waterloo, IA (0-2)
65t. First Capital, Dayton, OH (0-2)
65t. R&D Softball, Lima, OH (0-2)
65t. Capital Fence, Little Rock, AR (0-2)
65t. TX Power, Houston, TX (0-2)
65t. Martin Construction, Evansville, IN (0-2)
65t. Softwork, Inc., Sneads, FL (0-2)
65t. Flint Memorial Park, Davidson, MI (0-2)
65t. Smith Electric, Akron, OH (0-2)
65t. Action Auto, Cranston, RI (0-2)
65t. Hooligans, Dubuque, IA (0-2)
65t. Budweiser, College Station, TX (0-2)
65t. Kings, Mission Hills, CA (0-2)
65t. Steakhouse/Easton, Lincoln, NE (0-2)

1996 ASA Women’s Major Modified Pitch Nationals

1996 held at Decatur, Illinois on August 23-25.

Champion – Thunderbolts, Keene, New Hampshire
Runner Up – Stan Mill Mitts, Vestal, New York

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A


P – Melissa Thomas, Thunderbolts
P – Nancy Vuolo, Hudson Lanes
P – Linda Vuolo, Hudson Lanes
C – Kelly Cox, Thunderbolts
1B – Linda Bushinski, Brunette’s Sportswear
2B – Kim Sears, Thunderbolts
3B – Coby Cashion, Thunderbolts
SS – Andrea Zacher, Brunette’s Sportswear
OF – Carolee Morse, Stan Mill Mitts
OF – Ellen Spruce, Stan Mill Mitts
OF – Stephanie Shaw, Bruno’s
OF – Tenley Libby, Bruno’s
DH – Kristen Fonda, Hudson Lanes
UTIL – Tara McGoff, Stan Mill Mitts
UTIL – Tammy Maas, Stan Mill Mitts


P – Stacey Caron, Bruno’s
P – Kelley Sax, Stan Mill Mitts
P – Debbie Flick, On Deck
C – Mary Thompson, Hudson Lanes
1B – Bridget Baxter, Stan Mill Mitts
2B – Jamie Thedford, Thunderbolts
3B – Jennifer Hogan, Stan Mill Mitts
SS – Candy Boone, Bruno’s
OF – Debra Smith, Bruno’s
OF – Kristen Kuntz, Brunette’s Sportswear
OF – Krista Forester, Brunette’s Sportswear
OF – Misty West, Brunette’s Sportswear
DH – Ann Marie Wood, Thunderbolts
UTIL – Lynn Fisher, Hudson Lanes
UTIL – Tracy Nytransky, Hudson Lanes


P – Karen Morton, On Deck
P – Vicki Weibel, On Deck
P – Vickie Sax, Stan Mill Mitts
C – Kimberly Gaydos, On Deck
1B – Michelle White, Thunderbolts
2B – M.J. Williams, Brunette’s Sportswear
3B – Bethy Sweigert, Brunette’s Sportswear
SS – Maura Doohan, Brunette’s Sportswear
OF – Christine Longpin, Bruno’s
OF – Lisa Yenush, Thunderbolts
OF – Dawn Murray, Brunette’s Sportswear
OF – Lisa Nielsen, Hudson Lanes
DH – Paula Brackett, Hudson Lanes
UTIL – Jackie LeClair, Hudson Lanes


1. Thunderbolts, Keene, NH (7-1)
2. Stan Mill Mitts, Vestal, NY (3-2)
3. Brunette’s Sportswear, Spokane, WA (2-2)
4. Bruno’s, Belfast, ME (3-2)
5t. Hudson Lanes, Hudson, NY (2-2)
5t. On Deck, Erie, PA (2-2)
7t. Franklin Shop & Save, Venus, PA (1-2)
7t. Red Coach Inn, Saginaw, MI (1-2)
9t. Pat’s Pride, Rock Hall, MD (0-2)
9t. DJ’s Corner Bar, Plainfield, WI (0-2)
9t. Roger’s Renegades, Hookset, NH (0-2)

1996 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1996 held at Dred Scott Playfield in Bloomington, Minnesota on August 31-September 1.

Champion: Spooks, Anoka, Minnesota
Runner Up: Lakerettes, Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania

  • MVP – Teresa Held, Spooks
  • Batting Leader – Pam Schwartz, Express
  • Home Run Leader – N/A


P – Jennifer “Sis” Woods, Lakerettes
C – Lucy Geidner, Armed Forces
1B – Linda Nelson, Spooks
2B – Julie Jorissan, Express
3B – Kim Bass, Quarve Contracting
SS – Carol Perroz, Lakerettes
OF – Pam Schwartz, Express
OF – Wanda Graham, Armed Forces
OF – Teresa Held, Spooks
OF – Wanda Hoffman, Lakerettes
UT – Margaret Linz, Flyers/Streamline Design
UT – Lisa Vietanen, Flyers/Streamline Design
UT – Jenne Ekegen, Quarve Contracting
UT – Sara Reiser, Spooks
DP – Judy Weber-Jones, Explosion


P – Diane Broe, Spooks
C – Jeanne Ghostley, Spooks
1B – Barb Balestrino, Lakerettes
2B – Sue Bupp-Ilyes, Lakerettes
3B – Kim Hahner, Lakerettes
SS – Pat Burns, Spooks
OF – Sue Roell, Spooks
OF – Beth Brochhauson, Quarve Contracting
OF – Denise Morris, Armed Forces
OF – Lori McCracken, Express
UT – Lynn Morgal, Flyers/Streamline Design
UT – Nancy Anderson, Spooks
UT – Kerry Muehienback, Armed Forces
UT – Bonnie Edwards, Express
DP – Angie Rooker, Lady Streamline/DeMarini


1. Spooks, Anoka, MN (8-1)
2. Lakerettes, Conneaut Lake, PA (3-3)
3. Armed Forces, Williamsburg, VA (5-3)
4. Express, Bloomington, MN (2-3)
5t. Quarve Contracting, Spring Lake Park, MN (2-3)
5t. Flyers/Streamline Design, Woodbury, MN (1-3)
7t. Explosion, Urbana, IL (1-3)
7t. Lady Streamline/DeMarini, Bloomington, MN (0-2)