Category: 1997

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 Major Men’s Nationals

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


Champion – Sikorsky Aircraft, Shelton., CT
Runner Up – Russell Athletic, Alexander City, AL


  • MVP – not named

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Pitcher – Mark Tremblay, Sikorsky
  • Catcher – Peter Gribben, Sikorsky
  • First Base – Robert Tomasello, Delta Airlines
  • Second Base – Mike Ginn, Action A’s
  • Third Base – Jeff Toni, Sikorsky
  • Shortstop – Bob Kownacki, Sikorsky
  • Outfield – Chester Cass, Russell Athletic
  • Outfield – John Baker, Action A’s
  • Outfield – Gary Walker, Russell Athletic
  • Outfield – Tom DeBernardo, Sikorsky
  • Designated Player – Mike McCraw, Action A’s
  • Utility – Greg Worthy, Russell Athletic
  • Utility – Peter Krutoholow, Sikorsky
  • Utility – Dean Cates, Action A’s
  • Utility – Eric Ware, Russell Athletic

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • Pitcher – Billy Brown, Action A’s
  • Catcher – Ersa Freeman, Action A’s
  • First Base – Anthony Hendrix, Action A’s
  • Second Base – Rodney Coleman, ROHR, Inc.
  • Third Base – Lance Hughen, ROHR, Inc.
  • Shortstop – Dante Schettino, Bridgeport Corrections Center
  • Outfield – Ron Groover, Delta Airlines
  • Outfield – Steve Reagan, ROHR, Inc.
  • Outfield – Mark Mihalick, Sikorsky
  • Outfield – Ed Muzyka, Sikorsky
  • Designated Player – Eddie Hicks, ROHR, Inc.
  • Utility – Keith Anderson, Bridgeport Corrections Center
  • Utility – Ed Dunigan, ROHR, Inc.
  • Utility – Joe Centimo, Bridgeport Corrections Center

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Rick Leal, CPS Livewire
  • Catcher – J.P. Delagarza, Dupont Tigers
  • First Base – Bill Graham, Delta Airlines
  • Second Base – John Perez, Bridgeport Corrections Center
  • Third Base – Orlando Chapa, Dupont Tigers
  • Shortstop – Abe Zarate, Dupont Tigers
  • Outfield – Alfred Garcia, CPS Livewire
  • Outfield – Mike Rab, Dupont Tigers
  • Outfield – Richard Cooke, Dupont Tigers
  • Outfield – Anthony Hill, Dupont Tigers
  • Designated Player – Chris Bennett, Delta Airlines
  • Utility – Tim Fanning, Delta Airlines
  • Utility – Kevin Haese, CPS Livewire
  • Utility – Pilar Rodriquez, CPS Livewire
  • Utility – Gable Todd, Action A’s

FINAL STANDINGS

1st Sikorsky Aircraft, Shelton, CT (6-0)
2nd Russell Athletic, Alexander City, AL (5-2)
3rd Action A’s, Tupelo, MS (6-2)
4th Delta Airlines, Fayetteville, GA (4-2)
5th Bridgeport Corrections Center, Bridgeport, CT (4-2)
5th Rohr, Inc., Sheridan, AR (2-2)
7th Dupont Tigers, Victoria, TX (4-2)
7th CPS Livewire, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
9th UAW 1112, Warren, OH (1-2)
9th ADM East, Niantic, IL (2-2)
9th Allied Signal, Lynn Haven, FL (2-2)
9th Proctor & Gamble, Albany, GA (2-2)
13th GE, Dothan, AL (1-2)
13th Amoco Oilers, Santa Fe, TX (1-2)
13th Longaberger, Nashport, OH (1-2)
13th Sports Belle, Clinton, TN (1-2)
17th Armstrong, Buckingham, IL (0-2)
17th Legends, Marysville, OH (0-2)
17th Reigel Rifles, Trion, GA (0-2)
17th Berry Plastics, Haubstadt, IN (0-2)
17th SNET, Waterford, CT (0-2)
17th Bristol Compressor, Bristol, TN (0-2)
17th City Of Dothan, Dothan, AL (0-2)
17th K-Mart, Newnan, GA (0-2)

1997 ASA Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1997 held at McMahon Park in Lawton, Oklahoma on August 30-31.


Champion – Long Haul Trucking/TPS, Albertville, MN
Runner Up – Armed Forces, Washington, DC


  • MVP – Chris Williams, Armed Forces

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Dennis Emhoff, Armed Forces
  • 2B – Joel Obman, Armed Forces
  • 3B – Ron Achta, Wrecking Crew
  • SS – Dal Beggs, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • OF – Chris Williams, Armed Forces
  • OF – Tony Henry, Major League Easton
  • OF – Jimmy Calera, Wrecking Crew
  • OF – Melanio Meises, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • EP – Dennis Pierce, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • UT – Moose White, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • UT – Andy Ahkao, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • UT – Keith Pritchett, Armed Forces
  • UT – Keith Brockman, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • C – Derek Oliver, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • P – John Hicks, Long Haul Trucking/TPS

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Tom White, SoJern/Specialty/TPS
  • 2B – Fred Shipley, Nasty Boys/TPS
  • 3B – Jeff Wallace, SoJern/Specialty/TPS
  • SS – Bucky Autry, Nasty Boys/TPS
  • OF – Dexter Avery, Armed Forces
  • OF – Bobby Moody, Medco Clean Services
  • OF – Gene Paszke, Roosters/Easton
  • OF – George Hill, Armed Forces
  • EP – Keith Baker, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • UT – Chris Gurganus, All-American Car Wash
  • UT – Mike Pearson, Wrecking Crew
  • UT – Wally Coronado, Bud/DeMarini
  • UT – Melvin Mallernee, SoJern/Specialty/TPS
  • C – Scott Holder, All-American Car Wash
  • P – Kirk Stafford, SoJern/Specialty/TPS

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • 1B – Jason Fleming, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • 2B – John Glidewell, Medco Clean Service
  • 3B – Jay Foust, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • SS – Todd Weigand, Bud/DeMarini
  • OF – Larry White, Major League Easton
  • OF – Ed Rosado, SoJern
  • OF – Tim Snyder, All-American Car Wash
  • OF – Jon Meyers, SoJern
  • EP – Bruce Carroll, Bud/DeMarini
  • UT – Tom Ancelet, Nasty Boys/TPS
  • UT – Jeff Edington, Roosters/Easton
  • UT – Jack Bowker, SoJern
  • UT – Bill Jerich, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • C – Brett Helmer, SoJern
  • P – Doug Ware, Wrecking Crew

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul Trucking/TPS, Albertville, MN (6-0)
2. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (5-2)
3. Wrecking Crew, Killeen, TX (4-2)
4. NASTY Boys, St. Louis, MO (5-2)
5t. Gasoline Heaven/Worth, Commack, NY (5-2)
5t. SoJern/Specialty/TPS, Cedarbrook, NJ (3-2)
7t. All-American Car Wash, Wichita Falls, TX (3-2)
7t. SportsWorld/Worth, Lebanon, TN (3-2)
9t. Budweiser/DeMarini, College Station, TX (3-2)
9t. Major League/Easton, Chattanooga, TN (2-2)
9t. Rooster’s/Easton, Columbus, OH (2-2)
9t. Watanabe/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
13t. Medco, Fort Smith, AR (2-2)
13t. DeMarini/Jackson, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2)
13t. Herb’s/TPS, San Diego, CA (1-2)
13t. Roberts/Easton, Orlando, FL (1-2)
17t. Planet Softball/TPS, Lexington, KY (1-2)
17t. Higher Power/TPS, Concord, CA (1-2)
17t. Hudson’s/TPS, Samson, AL (1-2)
17t. Brothers & Sisters, Lawton, OK (0-2)
17t. The Pack, Abilene, TX (0-2)
17t. Johnston, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
17t. Hammers, Lawton, OK (0-2)
17t. Sheppard/Coke Senators, Wichita Falls, TX (0-2)
25t. Central Paving, Decatur, IL (0-2)
25t. MoJo, Shawnee, OK (0-2)
25t. Jackson’s, Lawton, OK (0-2)

1997 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1997 held at Sioux City, Iowa on August 29-September 1.


Champion – Coffee Cup/DeMarini, St. Paul, MN
Runner Up – Chaney Enterprises, Baltimore, MD


  • MVP – George Obitz, Coffee Cup/DeMarini (8 HR)
  • HR Champion – Richie Woldsmeier, Chaney Enterprises (14)
  • HR Champion – Mike Skaggs, K&G (14)
  • Batting Leader – Karl Komyathy, SCB/Easton (18-19, .947)

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

P – Dewey Fussell, Dewey Smokes/Harrison/TPS
C – Ritchie Wolfsheimer, Ritchie Chaney Enterprises
1B – Joe Spadifino, Chaney Enterprises
2B – Dave Haider, Coffee Cup/DeMarini
3B – Scott Larson, Crest/Coors Light/Easton
SS – Karl Komyathy, SCB/Easton
OF – Mike Skaggs, K & G Sports
OF – Keith Roberts, Chase Mortgage
OF – Steve Pinero, A-1 Terminators
OF – Terry Patsel, Borgman Ford
DP – Torkel Leum, Crest/Coors Light/Easton
UTIL – Dave Moeller, Tron Piping
UTIL – Bob Yung, Coffee Cup/DeMarini
UTIL – Eric Harrington, Hooligan’s Sports Bar & Grill
UTIL – George Obitz, Coffee Cup/DeMarini

ASA A ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

P – Vernon Neil, Chaney Enterprises
C – Bob Bayne, Smokes/Harrison/TPS
1B – Don Buffin, Flint Memorial Park
2B – Jon Kramer, Tron Piping
3B – Randy Calcutt, Chase Mortgage
SS – Nick Sailors, T’s 13
OF – John Hackenberg, Chaney Enterprises
OF – Brian Mathewson, T’s 13
OF – James Whitman, SCB/Easton
OF – Tim Dickmeyer, Coffee Cup/DeMarini
DP – Dave Burkhart, Frank-N-Steins
UTIL – Edwin Close, Smokes/Harrison/TPS
UTIL – Jeff Reynolds, Livingston/Rams
UTIL – Brad Miller, Davault
UTIL – Jim Johnson, Flint Memorial Park

ASA A ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

P – Art Reboletti, Tron Piping
C – Greg Ackerberg, Flint Memorial Park
1B – Jeff Cobb, SCB/Easton
2B – Chris Calcutt, Chase Mortgage
3B – Larry Stob, Borgman Ford
SS – Allie Squartian, Stacked House/DeMarini
OF – Greg Harmon, Berardi’s
OF – Brian Schultz, Tron Piping
OF – Bobby Moore, DeMarini
OF – Frank Renner, Frank-N-Steins
DP – Tom Drake, Borgman Ford
UTIL – Ken Kirby, Livingston/Rams
UTIL – Paul Sinnett, T’s 13
UTIL – Jason Stamm, K & G Sports
UTIL – Mike Moyers, Davault


FINAL STANDINGS

1st Coffee Cup/Demarini, St. Paul, MN (6-1)
2nd Chaney Enterprises, Baltimore, MD (8-2)
3rd Smokes/Harrison/TPS, Ellicott, MD (5-2)
4th Tron Piping, Braidwood, IL (8-2)
5th Chase Mortgage, Wilmington, NC (4-2)
5th SCB/Easton, Long Island, NY (3-2)
7th Crest/Coors Light/Easton, Caledonia, MN (6-2)
7th K&G Sports, N. Vernon, IN (6-2)
9th Livingston/Rams, Hagerstown, MD (3-2)
9th Davault, Cape Girardeau, MO (3-2)
9th Stacked House/Demarini, Orlando, FL (4-2)
9th A-1 Terminators, Voorhees, NJ (3-2)
13th Hooligan’s Sports Bar & Grill, Dubuque, IA (3-2)
13th Berardi’s, Winchester, KY (3-2)
13th T’s 13, Omaha, NE (4-2)
13th Steakhouse/Easton, Lincoln, NE (2-2)
17th TCBY/Demarini, Sherwood, AR (2-2)
17th Beck Masonry/Ex. Light/Trump, LaCrosse, WI (2-2)
17th Paramount Builders, Virginia Beach, VA (2-2)
17th Flint Memorial Park, Grand Rapids, MI (2-2)
17th Borgman Ford, Wyoming, WI (3-2)
17th Eagle Group/Al’s TPS, Dover, DE (1-2)
17th A-1 Auto, Columbia, KY (2-2)
17th Silver Bullets, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
25th Frank-N-Steins, Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)
25th Viessman Trucking, Dawson, MN (2-2)
25th Demarini, Lincoln, NE (2-2)
25th Computer SOS, Sioux City, IA (2-2)
25th Wilhelm Lumber, St. Leon, IN (2-2)
25th Franklin/Kentucky Thunder, Bowling Green, KY (2-2)
25th Tri-State Roofing/Worth/Martin Const., Evansville, IN (2-2)
25th Hogan Construction/Citizens Mort., Rolla, MN (2-2)
33rd All State/Sox Softball, Evansville, IN (1-2)
33rd Geo-Schneider, Buchanan, MI (0-2)
33rd Easton/Sports Bar, Louisville, KY (0-2)
33rd Deery Brothers, Waterloo, IA (0-2)
33rd Bud Ice/Fischer Sports/Dudley, Owotonna, MN (1-2)
33rd B&A Sports Bar, Harrison, OH (1-2)
33rd John’s Shoe Repair, Sioux Falls, SD (0-2)
33rd Matzinger Electric, Bozeman, MT (0-2)
33rd Riverside/Ram/TPS, Louisville, KY (0-2)
33rd Subway, Newton, IA (0-2)
33rd Ottumwa Budweiser, Ottumwa, IA (0-2)
33rd Doc’s/Barr Dental Clinic, Sioux City, IA (0-2)
33rd 20th St. Conoco, Sioux City, IA (0-2)
33rd Scott’s Decorating, Davenport, IA (1-2)
33rd Galland Legal Clinic, Sioux Falls, SD (0-2)
33rd Aldo’s Sports Pub, Stevens Point, WI (0-2)
49th Jack Pinney, Sioux City, IA (0-2)
49th Fairfield Miller Lite Rebels, Grand Rapids, MI (0-2)
49th Geo/Apt., Inc., South Bend, IN (0-2)
49th Mississippi Merchants, DeSota, WI (0-2)
49th Sports Page/Hickory House, Fort Dodge, IA (0-2)
49th Budweiser, Eau Claire, WI (0-2)
49th Budlite, Butte, MT (1-2)
49th Viessman Trucking, Dawson, MN (1-2)
49th Arctic Cats, Anchorage, AK (0-2)
49th Hudson/TLC, Riverdale, GA (0-2)
49th Ahart, Bryan & Smith, North Little Rock, AR (1-2)
49th B & A Sports Bar, Harrison, OH (1-2)
49th Aubrey’s, Savannah, GA (1-2)
49th Roosters, Raceland, KY (1-2)
49th Jax Braves, Peoria, IL (1-2)
49th Mason Easton, London, KY (0-2)
65th K&G/TPS, North Vernon, IN (0-2)
65th ABC/Easton, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
65th Deery Brothers, Waterloo, IA (0-2)
65th First Capital, Dayton, OH (0-2)
65th R&D Softball, Lima, OH (0-2)
65th Capital Fence, Little Rock, AR (0-2)
65th TX Power Houston, TX (0-2)
65th Martin Construction, Evansville, IN (0-2)
65th Softwork, Inc., Sneads, FL (0-2)
65th Flint Memorial Park, Davidson, MI (0-2)
65th Smith Electric, Akron, OH (0-2)
65th Action Auto, Cranston, RI (0-2)
65th Hooligans, Dubuque, IA (0-2)
65th Budweiser, College Station, TX (0-2)
65th Kings, Mission Hills, CA (0-2)
65th Steakhouse/Easton, Lincoln, NE (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 USSSA Major World Series

1997 held at Daytona Beach, FL

Champion – Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA
Runner Up – Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT

  • MVP -Carl Rose, Lighthouse (22-28, .786, 10 HRs, 26 RBIs)
  • Home Run Leader – Hank Garris, Ritch’s (18-27, .667, 24 RBIs) – 14
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Hall, Sunbelt (20-24, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs) – .833
  • Defensive MVP – Larry Sauceman, Lighthouse/Worth

USSSA WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Robbie Ergle – LighthouselWorth
  • Pitcher – Greg Cannedy – Ritch’s Superior/TPS
  • Catcher – Scott Elliott – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • Catcher – Steve Craven – Lighthouse/Worth
  • Extra Hitter – Randy Kortokrax – R&D Grover
  • Extra Hitter – J.C. Phelps – Shen Valley/TPS
  • Extra Hitter – Wendell Rickard – Lighthouse/Worth
  • First Base – Dirk Androff – Ritch’s Superior/TPS
  • Second Base – Carl Rose – Lighthouse/Worth
  • Second Base – Bob Gilbert – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • Short Stop – Larry Sauceman – Lighthouse/Worth
  • Short Stop – Todd Joerling – Sunbeltl/Dan Smith/Easton
  • Short Stop – Ron Pamell – Ritch’s Superior/TPS
  • Third Base – Dennis Mendoza – Lighthouse/Worth
  • Outfield – Hank Garris – Ritch’s Superior/TPS
  • Outfield – Jeff Hall – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • Outfield – Todd Martin – Shen Valley/TPS
  • Outfield – Britt Hightower – Ritch’s Superior/TPS
  • Outfield – Randall Boone – Shen Valley/TPS
  • Outfield – Dewayne Frizzell – Shen Valley/TPS
  • Manager – Cecil Alford – Lighthouse/Worth

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA 5-0
2. Ritch’s Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT 4-2
3. Shen Valley/TPS, Bridgewater, VA 4-2
4. Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, GA 3-2
5t. Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV 3-2
5t. R&D Grover, Lima, OH 3-2
7t. Spectrum/POV’s/Easton, Plymouth, MN 2-2
7t. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN 2-2
9t. So Jern/Specialty Tank/TPS, Levittown, PA 1-2
9t. Hague/Ohio Transport/Wessel/Belcher, Columbus, OH 1-2
9t. Steele’s, Grafton, OH 1-2
9t. Gil’s Arizona Heat/Easton, Phoenix, AZ 1-2
13t. D’s Alliance, Valley Center, CA 0-2
13t. Adams/Worth, Jackson, MS 0-2
13t. O&S Cattle/Worth, Crystal, MN 0-2
13t. Joe Black’s/Land of Chevrolet/TPS, Elgin, IL 0-2

1997 ISA A World Series

1997 tournament site unknown

Champion – Adams/Worth, Jackson, MS
Runner Up – Alford’s/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA

  • MVP – Craig Upton, Adams (23-28, .821, 7 HRs, 26 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Steve Gilbert, Smokes – 14
  • HR Leader – Sylvin Little, Alford’s – 14
  • HR Leader – Charly Brown, Precision – 14
  • Batting Leader – Daniel Cloud, Bluff City – .909 (20-22)

ISA A WORLD TEAM

  • Lennon Leggett, Adams (.750)
  • Richie McAlister, Adams (.785, 12 HRs, 25 RBIs)
  • Todd Delk, Adams (.718)
  • Scott Holman, Adams (.718, 11 HRs)
  • Bobby Fowler, Adams (.750)
  • Jeff Thompson, Alford’s (.757)
  • Marty Parr, Alford’s
  • Ron Holder, Alford’s (.769)
  • Danny Holder, Alford’s
  • Steve Gilbert, Smokes (14 HRs)
  • Bravlio Castillo, Smokes (.794, 13 HRs)
  • Trevor Bellamy, Jonesboro (16-20, .800)
  • Travis Baldridge, Jonesboro

NOTE: Richard Kee, Precision (20-27, .741, 11 HRs, 40 RBIs)

FINAL RESULTS

1. Adams/Worth, Jackson, MS
2. Alford’s/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA
3. Smokes/Harrison/TPS, Maryland
4. Jonesboro/TPS, Tennessee
5. Precision, Georgia
5. Woerner, Georgia
7. Fast Eddies, Mississippi
7. S&W, Mississippi
9. Major League/Easton, TN
9. Bluff City Wobblers, TN
9. Terry’s Bombats, NC
9. Lafayette Fire & Safety, LA

*incomplete standings

1997 ISA AA World Series

1997 tournament site unknown

Champion – Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV
Runner Up – AJ’s/Worth, Richmond, VA

  • MVP – Dale Walters, Sierra (18-22, .818, 10 HRs, 20 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Doug Brown, AJ’s (29-34, .853) – 14
  • Batting Leader – Mike Wismer, AJ’s (32-37, 11 HRs) – .865

FINAL RESULTS

1. Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV
2. AJ’s/Worth, Richmond, VA

1997 ISA Super World Series

1997 held at Gastonia, NC

Champion – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, GA
Runner Up – Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS, Bridgewater VA

Shen Valley defeated Sierra/TPS 15-14, Long Haul 17-6 and finally Sunbelt 25-24 in the winners bracket Final. Sunbelt came back to double dip Shen Valley 23-17 and then 22-17.

  • MVP – Todd Joerling, Sunbelt – (20-29, .690, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs)
  • Defensive MVP – John McCraw, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • HR Leader – Todd Joerling, Sunbelt – 8
  • Batting Leader – Brett Helmer, So Jern (13-18) – .722

ISA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Todd Joerling, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (20-29, .690, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs)
  • Dan Schuck, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • Shane Dubose, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • Jeff Hall, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • Greg Harding, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • Mark Brenner, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • Rusty Bumgardner, Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS
  • Todd Martin, Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS
  • Phil Jobe, Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS
  • John McCraw, Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS
  • Brett Helmer, So Jern/Specialty Tank/TPS (13-18, .722)
  • Jeff Wallace, So Jern/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s/Reda

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, GA 5-1
2. Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS, Bridgewater VA 3-2
3. So Jern/Specialty Tank/TPS, Cedarbrook, NJ 3-2
4. Steele’s/Reda, Brook Park, OH 2-2
5. Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA 1-2
5. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN 1-2
7. Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT 0-2
7. Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV 0-2