Category: 1997

1997 NSA Men’s Super Slow Pitch World Series

1997 held at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion – ShenValley/Taylor Brothers/ TPS, Bridgewater, Virginia
Runner Up – Ritch’s-Superior/ Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, Connecticut


  • MVP – Rusty Bumgardner, Shen Valley (39-47, .780, 16 HR, 37 RBI)
  • Defensive MVP – ?
  • HR Leaders – Rusty Bumgardner, Shen Valley – 16
  • HR Leaders – Todd Joerling, Sunbelt/Dan Smith – 16
  • Batting Leader – Bobby Gilbert, Sunbelt (19-22) – .864

FINAL STANDINGS

None provided

Power Tour Home Run Derby Champion

Held at USSSA World Series

1988- Doug Brown, AJD
1994- Brian Greer, Dan Smith Plastering
1995- Hank Garris, Sunbelt/Worth
1996- Hank Garris, Sunbelt/Worth
1997- Hank Garris, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
1998- Doug Kissane, Team TPS
1999- Cancelled (Hurricane Floyd)
2000- No other information available

Coors Light (ASA) National Championship Series (1996-97)

1996 Paradise Christian School, Hialeah, FL Astoria, Woburn, MA

  • Ray Glisson, Paradise Christian (8-11, .727, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)

1997 Maximun Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Beloli/Five Star, Waltham, MA

  • Rob Love, Maximum Softball (18-21, .857)

1998 – Tournament disbanded


1996 Coors Light USA/ASA Softball World Series (held at Space Coast Stadium, Melbourne, FL)

1. Paradise Christian School, Hialeah, FL 3-0
2. Astoria, Woburn, MA 2-1
3. Mullinax Ford, Canton, OH 1-1
3. Chateau Realty, McMinnville, OR 1-1
5. Hustlers, Austin, TX 0-1
5. Ruffnecks, Los Angeles, CA 0-1
5. ZoZo’s Softball, Pittsburgh, PA 0-1
5. J.T. Zooks Bar & Grill, Phoenix, AZ 0-1


  • MVP – Ray Glisson, Paradise Christian (8-11, .727, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs, 2 Triples)

Game Scores Quarterfinals

Astoria, Woburn, MA defeated ZoZo’s Softball, Pittsburgh, PA (16-6)
Chateau Realty, McMinnville, OR defeated J.T. Zooks Bar & Grill, Phoenix, AZ (24-7)
Paradise Christian School, Hialeah, FL defeated Ruffnecks, Los Angeles, CA (15-10)
Mullinax Ford, Canton, OH defeated Hustlers, Austin, TX (13-0)

Semi-Finals

Astoria, Woburn, MA defeated Chateau Realty, McMinnville, OR (15-5)
Paradise Christian School, Hialeah, FL defeated Mullinax Ford, Canton, OH (30-17)

Championship

Paradise Christian School, Hialeah, FL defeated Astoria, Woburn, MA (17-4)


1996 Coors Light USA/ASA Softball Regional Winners

Coors Brewing Company teamed up with the ASA to create the Coors Light/USA Softball World Series – the first comprehensive, nationwide, slow-pitch Softball Championship. Amateur men’s Class-C and Class-D softball teams from across the United States will compete for the 1996 title. A series of local qualifying tournaments were held across the country, leading to 32 championships, with winners heading to eight regional playoffs, some played in local ballparks. The eight regional winners were then squared off for the World Series. The information about the 32 qualifying tournaments are nearly impossible to find.


Held at Trenton, NJ

1. Astoria, Woburn, MA (Regional Champion)
2. Jerry’s Softball, Wilkes-Barre, PA
3. Investor’s Associates, Long Island, NY
3. Frenchy’s Bar & Grill, Roselle Park, NJ

Held at Pittsburgh, PA

1. ZoZo’s Softball, Pittsburgh, PA (Regional Champion)
2. B&L Painting. Mt. Airy, MD
3. E-Jay’s/Bulls, Charleston, SC
3. Fuddrucker’s, Richmond, VA

Held at Knoxville, TN

1. Paradise Christian School, Hialeah, FL (Regional Champion)
2. Kastaway’s, Marietta, GA
3. Gremmels, Birmingham, AL
3. Extra Innings, Baton Rouge, LA

Held at Louisville, KY

1. Mullinax Ford, Canton, OH (Regional Champion)
2. Oak Ridge Landscaping, Ft Wayne, IN
3. Granger’s, Milwaukee, WI
3. Iron Horse Liquor, Owensboro, KY

Held at Tulsa, OK

1. Hustlers, Austin, TX (Regional Champion)
2. Braves, Ft Worth, TX
3. Oilfield Pipe, Bartlesville, OK
3. Team name unavaiable

Held at Peoria, AZ

1. J.T. Zooks, Phoenix, AZ (Regional Champion)
2. Air Force Academy Flyers, USAF, CO
3. Omaha Frame, Omaha, NE
3. N.U.T.S., Ogden, UT

Held at Portland, OR

1. Chateu Realty, McMinnville, OR (Regional Champion)
2. Smog Stop, Sacramento, CA
3. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
3. Stratford Homes, Couer d’Alene, ID

Held at LaJolla, CA

1. Ruffnecks, Los Angeles, CA (Regional Champion)
2. A-1 National Fence, Fresno, CA
3. Sansone/TCS, Las Vegas, NV
3. Balls Out, San Diego, CA


1997 Coors Light USA/ASA Softball

Coors Brewing Company teamed up with the ASA once again to create the Coors Light/USA Softball World Series. Any Amateur men’s Class-C and Class-D softball teams from across the United States will compete for the 1997 title. This year will be a little different. Each state will hold its own State Championship qualifying tournament. The state champion will then go to the World Series and compete with the other 49 State Champions.


1997 Coors Light USA/ASA Softball World Series (held at Lee County Sports Complex, Fort Myers FL)

1. Maximum Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 6-0
2. Beloli/Five Star, Boston, MA
3. Bash, Hackensack, NJ
4. ???
5. Minnehaha Liquors, St. Paul, MN 4-2

  • MVP – Rob Love, Maximum Softball (18-21, 857)

no information on the finish of these teams or their records:

Louis Chevy, Auburn, ME
Enola Sportsman’s Association, Harrisburg, PA
Angle Inn Heat, Baltimore, MD
CharlesTown Moose 948, Charlestown, WV
Harlow Brothers Lumber, Louisa, VA
Smog Stop, Sacramento, CA
UFP Universal, Buchanan, MI
KO’s, New York
H&H Express, Elk Park, NC
Sound Effects, Huntsville, AL
Citizen Bank, South Carolina
R&R Roofing, Louisville, KY
Steve’s Used Tires, Columbus, OH
Newport, Wisconsin
Ameron, Bridge City, LA
Wombats, Illinois
Mickey Finns/Godfathers, Omaha, NE
Long Homes, Kansas
Austin Hustlers, Austin, TX
Rhinos, Las Cruces, NM
Liners, Phoenix, AZ
Outlaws, Oregon
Buyers Edge, Colorado
North Bar Star, Wyoming

The Only Tournament Results available are:

Winners Bracket

Maximum Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL defeated Smog Stop of Sacramento
Minnehaha Liquors, St. Paul, MN defeated H&H Express of North Carolina 23-12
Maximum Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL defeated KO’s of New York
Minnehaha Liquors, St. Paul, MN defeated UFP Universal of Michigan 13-3
Maximum Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL defeated Sports Center of Indiana
Newport of Wisconsin defeated Minnehaha Liquors, St. Paul, MN 19-18
Maximum Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL defeated Bash, Hackensack, NJ
Maximum Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL defeated Beloli/Five Star, Waltham, MA
Losers Bracket
Minnehaha Liquors, St. Paul, MN eliminated Sound Effects of Huntsville, AL 12-1
Minnehaha Liquors, St. Paul, MN eliminated Sports Center of Indiana 14-13
Beloli/Five Star, Waltham, MA eliminated Minnehaha Liquors, St. Paul, MN 19-11 (Minn. finished 5th)
Beloli/Five Star, Waltham, MA eliminated ??? (??? finished 4th)
Beloli/Five Star, Waltham, MA eliminated Bash, Hackensack, NJ 10-7 (Bash finished 3rd)
Championship Game
Maximum Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL defeated Beloli/Five Star, Waltham, MA 14-8


1997 Coors Light USA/ASA Softball State Champs (not every state participated)

The information about all 50 State tournaments are nearly impossible to find. The (30) state championships that were found are listed here: 29 of these teams entered the tournament.

Maine

1. Louis Chevy, Auburn, ME
2. Biddeford & Saco
3. Maxwells

Massachusetts

1. Beloli/Five Star, Boston, MA
2. Tony’s Muckers, Lynn, MA
3. Clubhouse

New York

1. KO’s
2. Vets Armored Car
3. Investor’s Associates, Ronkonkoma, NY

New Jersey

1. Bash, Hackensack, NJ
2. Everlast, Flanders, NJ
3. Nicky D’s, Newark, NJ

Pennsylvania

1. Enola Sportsman’s Association, Harrisburg, PA
2. Pasco Tool, Girard, PA
3. Legacy Killians

Maryland

1. Angle Inn Heat, Baltimore, MD
2. B&L Painting
3. Arden Contracting, Crownsville, MD

West Virginia

1. CharlesTown Moose 948, Charlestown, WV
2. Westphal Ollies
3. Craig’s Paving 3D Lines

Virginia

1. Harlow Brothers Lumber, Louisa, VA
2. Spanky’s
3. Spirit Graphics, Richmond, VA

North Carolina

1. H&H Express, Elk Park, NC
2. Carpets by Thad
3. Lee Roy’s Frame, Concord, NC

South Carolina

1. Citizen Bank
2. Bulls
3. Dawgs

Alabama

1. Sound Effects, Huntsville, AL
2. Satterfields
3. CPP Softball

Florida

1. Maximum Softball, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2. Russell’s Paint/Body, Altamonte Springs, FL
3. Paradise Christian School, Hialeah, FL

Kentucky

1. R&R Roofing, Louisville, KY
2. R.I. Reds/Rodo
3. Hitachi

Louisiana

1. Ameron, Bridge City, LA
2. Wall Street
3. W. Monroe Sports, Monroe, LA

Ohio

1. Steve’s Used Tires, Columbus, OH
2. Airport Toyota, Miamisburg, OH
3. Swanton Welding, Toledo, OH

Indiana

1. Sports Center
2. Captain’s Cabin
3. GoldStar

Wisconsin

1. Newport
2. Hi-Liter
3. Knuckle Heads

Minnesota

1. Minnehaha Liquors, St. Paul, MN
2. Pro Source
3. Innovative Graphics, Shakopee, MN

Michigan

1. UFP Universal, Buchanan, MI
2. Dawgs
3. BBL/Lockes’

Illinois

1. Wombats
2. Thunder, West Chicago, IL
3. Gypsies

Nebraska

1. Mickey Finns/Godfathers, Omaha, NE
2. Farmers & Merchants Bank, Palmyra, NE
3. Ron’s Rebels, Omaha, NE

Kansas

1. Long Homes
2. Barley’s Brewhaus
3. Jocks Nitch, Pittsburgh, KS

Texas

1. Austin Hustlers, Austin, TX
2. Rosenberg Indians
3. Austin Angels, Austin, TX

New Mexico

1. Rhinos, Las Cruces, NM
2. Desperados
3. Sun Devils

Arizona

1. Liners, Phoenix, AZ
2. Deer Valley Texaco
3. USA Plumbing

California

1. Smog Stop, Sacramento, CA
2. Young Guns
3. Global Bearing

Oregon

1. Outlaws
2. Bronx Bombers
3. Team Eruption

Colorado

1. Buyers Edge
2. FRS
3. Master Collision

Wyoming

1. North Bar Star
2. Jenkins Music
3. Coors Light

Hawaii

1. Go Nuts
2. Homeboys
3. Robo

1997 TPS Power Ratings

Rank Team City State Record Points Events
1 Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS Bridgewater VA (72-23) 101.818 16
2 Ritch’s/Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS Windsor Locks CT (67-19) 97.966 16
3 Lighthouse/Worth Stone Mountain GA (68-24) 90.096 16
4 Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton Centerville GA (63-20) 89.928 16
5 Sierra/TPS Reno NV (49-23) 78.623 15
6 Steele’s/Reda Brook Park OH (43-29) 74.150 15
7 Long Haul/TPS Albertville MN (48-31) 72.060 16
8 Spectrum/Pov’s/Easton Golden Valley MN (15-10) 71.199 5
9 SoJern/Specialty/TPS Cedarbrook NJ (42-34) 69.721 17
10 R&D/Grover Lima OH (37-25) 68.079 14
11 Hague/Ohio Transport/Wessel/TPS Columbus OH (30-20) 64.157 11
12 D’s Alliance/JWM/Easton Valley Center CA (21-19) 61.835 9
13 Major League/Easton Chattanooga TN (21-16) 61.060 8
14 AJ’s/Worth Richmond VA (27-20) 60.423 10
15 Roberts/Easton Orlando FL (17-16) 59.639 8
16 Gil’s Arizona Heat/Easton Phoenix AZ (15-10) 56.810 6
17 K.C. Services Houston TX (12-12) 53.559 6
18 Sports World/Worth Lebanon TN (22-18) 53.262 10
19 Herb’s/TPS San Diego CA (16-18) 53.114 9
20 Brandon/Dudley Wilmington NC (13-14) 52.612 7
21 Higher Power/TPS Concord CA (16-14) 50.600 6
22 Martin/Mizuno/Bike/DeMarini Seymour IN (19-22) 49.996 12
23 Adams/Worth Ridgeland MS (8-10) 49.774 5
24 Joe Black’s/TPS Chicago IL (9-12) 49.187 6
25 Hendu’s 42/TPS Seattle WA (10-14) 48.850 7
26 O&S/Worth South St. Paul MN (10-14) 48.782 7
27 Lovill/Easton Monroe OH (13-12) 48.279 6
28 NASTY Boys/TPS St. Louis MO (18-16) 48.238 8
29 Texas Bandits Houston TX (10-12) 45.163 6
30 New Construction Shelbyville IN (8-10) 44.280 5
31 Planet Softball/TPS Lexington KY (9-18) 35.638 9

1997 ASA Industrial Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1997 held at Dothan, Alabama on August 29-September 1.


Champion – Sikorsky Aircraft, Shelton, Connecticut
Runner Up – Russell Athletic, Alexander City, Alabama


  • MVP – Jeff Toni, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • HR Leader – Mike Ginn, Action A’s – 14
  • Batting Leader – Mike McCraw, Action A’s – .876

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Mark Tremblay, Sikorsky
  • C – Peter Gribben, Sikorsky
  • 1B – Robert Tomasello, Delta Airlines
  • 2B – Mike Ginn, Action A’s
  • 3B – Jeff Toni, Sikorsky
  • SS – Bob Kownacki, Sikorsky
  • OF – Chester Cass, Russell Athletic
  • OF – John Baker, Action A’s
  • OF – Gary Walker, Russell Athletic
  • OF – Tom DeBernardo, Sikorsky
  • DP – Mike McCraw, Action A’s
  • UTIL – Greg Worthy, Russell Athletic
  • UTIL – Peter Krutoholow, Sikorsky
  • UTIL – Dean Cates, Action A’s
  • UTIL – Eric Ware, Russell Athletic

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Billy Brown, Action A’s
  • C – Ersa Freeman, Action A’s
  • 1B – Anthony Hendrix, Action A’s
  • 2B – Rodney Coleman, ROHR, Inc.
  • 3B – Lance Hughen, ROHR, Inc.
  • SS – Dante Schettino, Bridgeport Corrections Center
  • OF – Ron Groover, Delta Airlines
  • OF – Steve Reagan, ROHR, Inc.
  • OF – Mark Mihalick, Sikorsky
  • OF – Ed Muzyka, Sikorsky
  • DP – Eddie Hicks, ROHR, Inc.
  • UTIL – Keith Anderson, Bridgeport Corrections Center
  • UTIL – Ed Dunigan, ROHR, Inc.
  • UTIL – Joe Centimo, Bridgeport Corrections Center

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • P – Rick Leal, CPS Livewire
  • C – J.P. Delagarza, Dupont Tigers
  • 1B – Bill Graham, Delta Airlines
  • 2B – John Perez, Bridgeport Corrections Center
  • 3B – Orlando Chapa, Dupont Tigers
  • SS – Abe Zarate, Dupont Tigers
  • OF – Alfred Garcia, CPS Livewire
  • OF – Mike Rab, Dupont Tigers
  • OF – Richard Cooke, Dupont Tigers
  • OF – Anthony Hill, Dupont Tigers
  • Designated Player – Chris Bennett, Delta Airlines
  • UTIL – Tim Fanning, Delta Airlines
  • UTIL – Kevin Haese, CPS Livewire
  • UTIL – Pilar Rodriquez, CPS Livewire
  • UTIL – Gable Todd, Action A’s

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sikorsky Aircraft, Shelton, CT (6-0)
2. Russell Athletic, Alexander City, AL (5-2)
3. Action A’s, Tupelo, MS (6-2)
4. Delta Airlines, Fayetteville, GA (4-2)
5t. Bridgeport Corrections Center, Bridgeport, CT (4-2)
5t. Rohr, Inc., Sheridan, AR (2-2)
7t. Dupont Tigers, Victoria, TX (4-2)
7t. CPS Livewire, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
9t. UAW 1112, Warren, OH (1-2)
9t. ADM East, Niantic, IL (2-2)
9t. Allied Signal, Lynn Haven, FL (2-2)
9t. Proctor & Gamble, Albany, GA (2-2)
13t. GE, Dothan, AL (1-2)
13t. Amoco Oilers, Santa Fe, TX (1-2)
13t. Longaberger, Nashport, OH (1-2)
13t. Sports Belle, Clinton, TN (1-2)
17t. Armstrong, Buckingham, IL (0-2)
17t. Legends, Marysville, OH (0-2)
17t. Reigel Rifles, Trion, GA (0-2)
17t. Berry Plastics, Haubstadt, IN (0-2)
17t. SNET, Waterford, CT (0-2)
17t. Bristol Compressor, Bristol, TN (0-2)
17t. City Of Dothan, Dothan, AL (0-2)
17t. K-Mart, Newnan, GA (0-2)

1997 Supreme Softball All-Stars

P — Greg Cannedy, Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS – Concord, Calif., Age 32, .717 BA, .736 OBA, 50 HRs

C — Dewayne Nevitt, Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS – Brandenburg, Ky., Age 32, .740 BA, .756 OBA, 186 HRs

1B — Dirk Androff, Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS* – Naples, Fla., Age 34, .739 BA, .764 OBA, 164 HRs

2B — Rusty Bumgardner, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS* – Kings Mountain, N.C., Age 28, .763 BA, .782 OBA, 209 HRs

3B — Jeff Wallace, SoJern/Specialty/TPS – Phoenix, N.Y., Age 28, .777 BA, .787 OBA, 165 HRs

SS — Todd Joerling, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton* – New Melle, Mo., Age 33, .743 BA, .756 OBA, 152 HRs

SF — Jeff Hall, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton – Gastonia, N.C., Age 28, .807 BA, .817 OBA, 118 HRs

OF — Todd Martin, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS* – Eden, N.C., Age 26, .729 BA, .741 OBA, 183 HRs

OF — Brad Stiles, Lighthouse/Worth – Houston, Texas, Age 28, .782 BA, .790 OBA, 123 HRs

OF — Randell Boone, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS – Pembroke, Ga., Age 30, .730 BA, .742 OBA, 170 HRs

OF — Doug Kissane, Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS* – Brigantine, N.J., Age 30, .683 BA, .729 OBA, 129 HRs

OF — Jason Kendrick, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS – Valdosta, Ga., Age 30, .703 BA, .717 OBA, 100 HRs

DH — J.C. Phelps, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS* – Jamestown, Ky., Age 29, .764 BA, .798 OBA, 172 HRs

DH — Wendell Rickard, Lighthouse/Worth* – Hot Springs, Ark., Age 31, .711 BA, .727 OBA, 203 HRs

Utility — Carl Rose, Lighthouse/Worth – Jesup, Ga., Age 31, .743 BA, .758 OBA, 221 HRs

Utility — Shane Dubose, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton – Houston, Texas, Age 30, .736 BA, .772 OBA, 103 HRs

*Repeat award winner

Co-Players of the Year: Rusty Bumgardner and Jeff Hall

Former Players of the Year:

  • 1990 — Cecil Whitehead, Ritch’s/Kirk’s. (No selections in 1991-92.)
  • 1993 — Charles Wright, Ritch’s-Superior/TPS;
  • 1994 — Jimmy Powers, Converters/Vernon’s/TPS;
  • 1995 — Dirk Androff, Ritch’s-Superior/TPS; 1996 — Wendell Rickard, Lighthouse/Worth.

NOTES: Androff and Joerling have been honored five years in a row. Britt Hightower saw a string of four years in a row come to an end. Bumgardner and Rickard have been named three years in a row. Phelps was named for the third time in the last four years. Larry Fredieu is the only other three-timer (1993-94-95). Androff, Joerling and Hightower were honored on the Softball USA team in 1990. First-time honorees: Cannedy, Wallace, Hall, Stiles, Boone and Kendrick. Tot Powers has been second team or honorable mention every year since 1993. Three-timers, including 1990, with two HMs or 2nd team: Rose, Doug Roberson. Two-timers with three HMs or second team: Ron Parnell. Two-timers with two HMs or second team: Dan Schuck, Jimmy Powers.

1997 Supreme Softball All-Star Team

Co-Players of the Year – Rusty Bumgardner, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS
Co-Players of the Year – Jeff Hall, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton

P — Greg Cannedy, R-S/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, .717 BA, .736 OBA, 50 HRs
C — Dewayne Nevitt, R-S/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, .740 BA, .756 OBA, 186 HRs
1B — Dirk Androff, R-S/Tri-Gems/Beloli, .739 BA, .764 OBA, 164 HRs
2B — Rusty Bumgardner, Shen Valley/Taylor, .763 BA, .782 OBA, 209 HRs
3B — Jeff Wallace, SoJern/Specialty/TPS, .777 BA, .787 OBA, 165 HRs
SS — Todd Joerling, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, .743 BA, .756 OBA, 152 HRs
SF — Jeff Hall, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, .807 BA, .817 OBA, 118 HRs
OF — Todd Martin, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS, .729 BA, .741 OBA, 183 HRs
OF — Brad Stiles, Lighthouse/Worth, .782 BA, .790 OBA, 123 HRs
OF — Randell Boone, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS, .730 BA, .742 OBA, 170 HRs
OF — Doug Kissane, R-S/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, .683 BA, .729 OBA, 129 HRs
OF — Jason Kendrick, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS, .703 BA, .717 OBA, 100 HRs
DH — J.C. Phelps, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS, .764 BA, .798 OBA, 172 HRs
DH — Wendell Rickard, Lighthouse/Worth, .711 BA, .727 OBA, 203 HRs
UT– Carl Rose, Lighthouse/Worth, .743 BA, .758 OBA, 221 HRs
UT– Shane Dubose, Sunbelt/D.Smith/Easton, .736 BA, .772 OBA, 103 HRs

Honorable Mention

Doug Roberson, Ritch’s-Superior
Britt Hightower, Ritch’s-Superior
Hank Garris, Ritch’s-Superior
Mike Shenk, Ritch’s-Superior
Al Davis, Shen Valley/Taylor
Dewayne Frizzell, Shen Valley/Taylor
Phil Jobe, Shen Valley/Taylor
Jimmy Powers, Shen Valley/Taylor
Tot Powers, Shen Valley/Taylor
Robbie Ergle, Lighthouse/Worth
Dennis Mendoza, Lighthouse/Worth
Larry Sauceman, Lighthouse/Worth
Steve Craven, Lighthouse/Worth
Robin Higginbotham, Lighthouse/Worth
Bobby Gilbert, Sunbelt/D.Smith/Easton
Dan Schuck, Sunbelt/D.Smith/Easton
Scott Elliott, Sunbelt/D.Smith/Easton
Kenny Carver, Sunbelt/D.Smith/Easton
Greg Harding, Sunbelt/D.Smith/Easton
Mike Rodriguez, Sierra/TPS
Mark Creson, Sierra/TPS
Dale Walters, Sierra/TPS
Paul Drilling, Sierra/TPS
John Keigley, Sierra/TPS
Tom White, SoJern/Specialty
Jon Meyers, SoJern/Specialty
Kirk Strafford, SoJern/Specialty
Brett Helmer, SoJern/Specialty
Dal Beggs, Long Haul/TPS
Dennis Pierce, Long Haul/TPS
Jason Fleming, Long Haul/TPS
Rob Darhower, Long Haul/TPS
Mike Macenko, Steele’s/Reda
Jacques Millier, Steele’s/Reda
Rod Hughes, Hague/Oh Tran./Wessell
Joe Foley, Hague/Oh Tran./Wessell
Jeff Ott, Hague/Oh Tran./Wessell
Tim Cocco, Hague/Oh Tran./Wessell
Bob Van Erem, R&D/Grover
Brian Ellinghausen, R&D/Grover
Randy Kortokrax, Lovill/Easton
Scott Holt, Spectrum/POV’s/Easton
Ted Larson, Spectrum/POV’s/Easton
Brian Greer, D’s/JWM/Easton
Larry Carter, D’s/JWM/Easton
Dennis Rulli, D’s/JWM/Easton
Doug Brown, AJ’s/Worth
David Hood, Sports World/Worth
P.J. Jones, Sports World/Worth
Cecil Hicks, Sports World/Worth
Mark Martin, Roberts/Easton
Ross Urshan, Roberts/Easton
Jeff Ross, Martin/Mizuno/Bike

1997 Softball Today Player of the Year – Jason Kendrick, Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS, OF (100, .717)

1997 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1997 held at Victoria, British Columbia on August 8-17.


Champion – The Farm Tavern, Madison, Wisconsin
Runner Up – Legends, Victoria, British Columbia


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Tim Wahl, The Farm Tavern
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Paul Algar, The Farm Tavern
  • Kevin Herlihy Newcomer of the Year – N/A
  • Leading Hitter – Terry Wallin, Decatur Pride – .600
  • Most RBI – Kevin Brbroske, Legends – 15

1997 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Paul Algar, The Farm Tavern (4-0, 2.59 ERA, 45K)
P – Korrey Gareau, BC Legends (5-2, 2.95 ERA, 64K)
P – Shane Kirkwood, Fast as Flite (5-2, 2.63 ERA, 47K)
C – Tim Wahl, The Farm Tavern C .389
C – Mark Sorenson, All-Car Roadrunners C .529
IF – Kevin Bobroske, BC Legends IF .261
IF – Tim Hildebrant, The Farm Tavern IF .591
IF – Terry Wallin, Decatur Pride IF .600
IF – Keith Mackintosh, BC Legends IF .483
IF – Tom Montgomery, Salt Lake IF .550
OF – Darrell Sandback, BC Legends OF .394
OF – Mike Larabee, Fast as Flite OF .357
OF – Brian Paton, All-Car Roadrunners OF .533
DH – Jody Hennigar, The Farm Tavern DH .357

1997 ISC SECOND TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Steve Mitchell, Midwest GMC Dealers (3-1, 0.91 ERA, 30K)
P – Joey Basaraba, Prince George (3-0, 0.82 ERA, 19K)
P – Terrance Hibbert, Heflin Builders (3-2, 2.84 ERA, 61K)
P – Craig Gibson, DC Tire (3-0, 0.86 ERA, 44K)
C – Doug Chase, BC Legends C .300
C – Tim Scaber, BC Legends Sawyer C .389
IF – Trent Rubley, The Farm Tavern IF .350
IF – Steve Schott, Smokers IF .412
IF – Cliff Wisdom, Si Senor Amigos IF .533
IF – John Nicholas, Nitemares IF .467
IF – Dave Badoviniac, BC Legends IF .538
OF – Colin Abbot, All-Car Roadrunners OF .438
OF – Rick Elias, BC Legends OF .313
OF – Dennis Eckert, BC Legends OF .467
OF – Chris Delarwelle, The Farm Tavern OF .350
DH – Frank Forgrave, Heflin Builders DH .350


FINAL STANDINGS

1. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI
2. Legends, Victoria, BC
3. All-Car Roadrunners, Green Bay, WI
4. Smokers, Tampa Bay, FL
5t. Larry Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT
5t. Tiremen, Owen Sound, ON
7t. Fast as Flite, Abbotsford, BC
7t. Decatur Pride, Decatur, IL
9t. Explorers, Midland, MI
9t. Heflin Builders, Ballston Lake, NY
9t. Travelers, Broken Bow, NE
9t. Central Iowa Express, Marshalltown, IA
13t. Lumber Kings, Prince George BC
13t. Grey Sox, Vancouver BC
13t. Si Senor Amigos, Tumacacori, AZ
13t. Page Brake, Salt Lake City, UT
17t. Twins, Waterloo ON
17t. Happy Chef, Mankato, MN
17t. Meierhoffer/Fleeman, Savannah, MO
17t. Midwest GMC Dealers, St. Louis, MO
17t. Dolan & Murphy, Aurora, IL
17t. Smithson Drilling, Victoria, BC
17t. Nitemares, Invermere, BC
17t. Sawyer Sewing, Victoria, BC
25t. Windmillers, Westfield, NJ
25t. Colorado Ravens, Englewood, CO
25t. Merchants, Baltimore, MD
25t. Chiefs, Sioux Falls, SD
25t. Midland Metros, Midland, MI
25t. Jac & Do’s Pizza, Findlay, OH
25t. Millwrights, Milverton ON AW
25t. Michael’s Yakima Theatres, Yakima, WA
33t. Capital City Bombers, Olympia, WA
33t. Tri-City Merchants, Tempe, AZ
33t. Bandits, Pueblo, CO
33t. North Americans, Winnebago, NE
33t. Slam, Bramalea, ON
33t. Monarchs, Corner Brook, NF
33t. Merchants, Edmonton AB
33t. Mom’s Cafe, Sooke, BC
33t. Royal Kings, St. Paul, MN
33t. HLF Mountaineers, Springfield, MO
33t. Billy Bucks, Dubuque, IA
33t. Sambetti’s Knights, Des Moines, IA

1997 USSSA Men’s AA Slow Pitch Worlds

1997 held at Garland, Texas.


Champion – Sierra/TPS, Reno, Nevada
Runner Up – Loville/Easton, Monroe, Ohio


  • MVP – Carl Dickinson, Sierra (13-17, .765, 2 HR)
  • HR Leader – Lance Peterson, Spectrum – 14
  • Batting Leader – Lance Peterson, Spectrum (21-24) – .875
  • Defensive MVP – Jeff Ramey, Lovill/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – David Burke, Sierra/TPS (17-21, .810, 7 HR)

USSSA MEN’S CLASS AA ALL WORLD TEAM

Mike Rodriguez – Sierra/TPS
Dale Walters – Sierra/TPS
Mark Creson – Sierra/TPS
Paul Drilling – Sierra/TPS
David Burke – Sierra/TPS
Carl Dickinson – Sierra/TPS
Randy Kortokrax – Lovill/Easton
Butch McKinney – Lovill/Easton
Jeff Ramey – Lovill/Easton
Tim Keothic – Lovill/Easton
Don Grubb – Lovill/Easton
Tim Jones – D’s Alliance/JWM/Easton
Larry Carter – D’s Alliance/JWM/Easton
Brian Greer – D’s Alliance/JWM/Easton
Lance Peterson – Spectrum/Pov’s/Easton
Scott “Rookie” Holt – Spectrum/Pov’s/Easton


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV (5-0)
2. Loville/Easton, Monroe, OH (4-2)
3. D’s Alliance/JWM/Easton, Valley Center, CA (4-2)
4. Spectrum/POV’s/Easton, Golden Valley, MN (3-2)
5t. AJ’s/Worth, Richmond, VA (3-2)
5t. O&S/Worth, South St. Paul, MN (3-2)
7t. ChecKing/Brien/Midas/TPS, Somers, CT (2-2)
7t. Hague/Ohio Transport/Wessel, Columbus, OH (2-2)
9t. Hendu’s 42/TPS, Seattle, WA (1-2)
9t. Adams/Worth Ridgeland, MS (1-2)
9t. Gil’s Arizona Heat/Easton, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
9t. Brandon/Dudley, Wilmington, NC (1-2)
13t. Texas Bandits, Houston, TX (1-2)
13t. Joplin Floor Design, Joplin, MO (1-2)
13t. Joe Black’s/Lattof/TPS, Chicago, IL (0-2)
13t. R&D/Grover, Lima, OH (0-2)
17. Knoxville Billiard Club, Knoxville, TN (0-2)

1997 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1997 held at Garland, Texas


Champion – Resmondo/TPS, Lake Wales, Florida
Runner Up – Pace/TPS, Sodus, New York


  • MVP – Danny Rogers, Resmondo (24-28, .857, 8 HR)
  • HR Leader – Tom Langerhurst, Sunnyvale – 19
  • Batting Leader – Danny Rogers, Resmondo – .857
  • Defensive MVP – Tony Martinez, Resmondo/TPS
  • Offensive MVP – John Anderson, Pace/TPS (.743, 13 HR)

USSSA MEN’S A ALL WORLD TEAM

Jay Beck – Line Drive/Easton
Danny Rogers – Resmondo/TPS
Tony Martinez – Resmondo/TPS
Mike Mincy – Resmondo/TPS
Scott Alley – Resmondo/TPS
Billy Garber – Resmondo/TPS
John Anderson – Pace/TPS
Butch Crozier – Pace/TPS
Earl Blackmon – Pace/TPS
Lawrence Reedus – Pace/TPS
Tom Langerhorst – Sunnyvale Valve
Tommy Todd – Sunnyvale Valve
Andy Purcell – Sunnyvale Valve
Mark Gutierrez – Sunnyvale Valve
James Dovzak – AJA/TPS
Steve Hall – AJA/TPS
Bob Stewart – Ice O Matic


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Resmondo/TPS, Lake Wales, FL (7-0)
2. Pace/TPS, Sodus, NY (6-2)
3. Sunnyvale Valve & Fitting, Sunnyvale, CA (5-2)
4. AJA/TPS, Houston, TX (7-2)
5t. Line Drive/Easton, Brooklyn Center, MN (5-2)
5t. Ice-O-Matic, MI (4-2)
7t. Challenge Printing/Quality Waste, Burnsville, MN (4-2)
7t. Jimmies/Easton, MI (5-2)
9t. Harry’s Auto/Easton, Elk River, MN (3-2)
9t. ??/Easton, MI (3-2)
9t. Prestige Construction, MI (3-2)
9t. Guy’s Snacks/Easton, MD (3-2)
13t. Team Rhino, CA (3-2)
13t. Scoreboard Pub,  WA (4-2)
13t. Lafayette Fire & Safety, LA (3-2)
13t. Precision Planning, GA (3-2)
17t. Long’s Pest/Grover, WA (1-2)
17t. Hooters/Coors/TPS, KS (1-2)
17t. Hutchinson/Dudley, KS (2-2)
17t. Coors Light, TX (2-2)
17t. G&S Express, TX (2-2)
17t. Fun Bunch/DeMarini, KS (2-2)
17t. Fast Eddy’s, MO (2-2)
17t. Texarkana/Easton, AR (2-2)

24 of 52 teams.