Category: 2001

2001 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Meadville, Pennsylvania on August 31-September 3.

Champion –  Bonnell’s, Erie, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – Kat’s, Binghamton, New York

  • MVP – Erik Wegelin, Bonnell’s
  • HR Champion – Oren Baughman, Hartland Homes
  • Batting Champion – Ken Menale, Bonnell’s


P – Ken Menale, Bonnell’s
P – Art Barnes, Bonnell’s
P – Rick Beers, Kat’s
C – Mike Anson, Pip’s
1B – Todd Bonlander, Dillinger’s
2B – Paul Wagner, Dillinger’s
3B – Erik Wegelin, Bonnell’s
SS – Natie Perez, Bonnell’s
OF – Bill Brozowski, Valente’s
OF – Oren Baughman, Hartland Homes
OF – Bob Juchno, Jr., Bonnell’s
OF – Mark Roedl, Dillinger’s
UTIL – Tom Bonlander, Dillinger’s
UTIL – Rob Bennett, Kat’s
UTIL – Mike Baburka, Kat’s


P – Todd Albrecht, Dillinger’s
P – Rick Eaton, Bett’s
P – Sean O’Bryan, Valente’s
C – Jon Sitler, Bett’s
1B – Mike Hotaling, Pip’s
2B – Chris Yost, Bett’s
3B – Rusty Kryzanowski, Dillinger’s
SS – Jason Rafalski, Bett’s
OF – Jason Fulmer, Hartland Homes
OF – Jeff Benedict, Bonnell’s
OF – Brooks Marzka, Valente’s
OF – Dan Barnes, Kat’s
UTIL – Brian Eckman, Hartland Homes
UTIL – Wayne Dolittle, Kat’s
UTIL – Mike Smith, Hartland Homes


1. Bonnell’s, Erie, PA (5-0)
2. Kat’s, Binghamton, NY (4-2)
3. Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, WI (5-2)
4. Valente’s, Albany, NY (5-2)
5t. Pip’s, Troy, NY (2-2)
5t. Hartland Homes, Franklin, PA (4-2)
7t. Giddy Up, Lincoln University, PA (2-2)
7t. Bett’s, Warren, PA (3-2)
9t. Auntie Anne’s, Parkesburg, PA (2-2)
9t. Uzzie’s, Saxonburg, PA (2-2)
9t. Coach’s Sports Bar, Erie, PA (2-2)
9t. Task King, Livonia, MI (1-2)
13t. Carriage City, Franklin, PA (1-2)
13t. Star Grill, Saxonburg, PA (0-2)
13t. Los Rocios, Boston, MA (1-2)
13t. Fast Pax, Saginaw, MI (0-2)
17t. Michigan Indians, Plymouth, MI (0-2)
17t. Grace & Todd, Sandy Lake, PA (0-2)
17t. DSM, Sharon, PA (1-2)
17t. Hub Ticket, Boston, MA (0-2)
17t. Preditors, Petrolia, PA (0-2)

2001 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Decatur, Illinois on August 3-7.

Champion – Frontier Players Casino, St. Joseph, Missouri (50-17)
Runner Up – Decatur Pride, Decatur, Illinois

  • MVP – Kerry Shaw, Frontier Players Casino (7 for 8 on the final day; 3 for 3 in the losers bracket final and then 4 for 5 in two championship games and played a tremendous shortstop)
  • Batting Leader – Trent Rubley, The Farm (8-17) – .471
  • HR Leader – Steve Hovell, 51 Dukes – 3
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Rob O’Brien, Frontier Players Saloon (4-0, 19 IP, 34 K, 3 shutouts, no-hitter; won final 3 games, including the 1-0 no-hitter and 3-1 clincher, pitched 19 innings in the final day)

Frontier Players Casino won their first 3 games before running into Darren Zack and the Decatur Pride and Zack silenced them in the 5-0 winners bracket win.

In the losers bracket, The Farm eliminated the NY Smokers 6-0 to advance to the losers bracket final against Frontier Saloon, only to be defeated 5-2. Frontier then had to defeat the Decatur Pride twice to claim the title. Well, they did so, 1-0 and 3-1 to win the championship. Rob O’Brien hurled a 1-0 no hitter in the first final. Then he bounced right back with a stellar effort, limiting the Pride to just 4 hits in the 3-1 victory, including a Boomer Brush home run.

Including the 5 innings he pitched in the losers bracket final, he hurled 19 innings on the day, allowing just 1 run. O’Brien was at his best in the 6th inning of the final championship game, as the Pride trailed 3-1. Ehren Earleywine led off the inning with a single, then O’Brien struck out the next 3 batters. In the first final, Kerry Shaw hit a hard line drive off Darren Zach to plate the winning run in the 1-0 thriller. Shaw was 3 for 3 in the game.

Doug Middleton (1-1, shutout, save) and Terry Luster (1-0) also pitched for Frontier.

Mike White (1-1) pitched for the Pride.


P – Korrey Gareau, New York Smokers (3-0, 19 IP, 31 K)
P – Rob O’Brien, Frontier Players Casino
P – Darin Zack, Decatur Pride (3-1, 29 IP, 46 Ks, shutout)
C – Curt Martin, Larry Miller Toyota
1B – Trent Rubley, The Farm
2B – Darren Derricks, Circle Tap
3B – Chad Boom, Larry Miller Toyota
SS – Kerry Shaw, Frontier Players Casino
OF – Chris Hammack, Capital City Chaos
OF – Steve Hovell, 51 Dukes
OF – Paul Lynch, Decatur Pride
OF – Colin Abbott, The Farm
DP – Boomer Brush, Decatur Pride
UTIL – David Boys, New York Smokers
UTIL – Ross Dey, Frontier Players Casino


P – Ryan Brand, New York Smokers (2-2), 34 IP, 51 K)
P – Kris Kiefel, Circle Tap
P – Todd Martin, The Farm (3-1, 2 Shutouts, 23 IP, 41 K)
C – Todd Garcia, New York Smokers
1B – Mike Dryer, Frontier Players Casino
2B – Chris Miljavac, Frontier Players Casino
3B – Steve Scott, River City Rage
SS – Jess Ellestad, 51 Dukes
OF – Steve King, The Farm
OF – Vic Johns, Decatur Pride
OF – Tony Wilson, Capital City Chaos
OF – Fabian Barlow, Larry Miller Toyota
UTIL – Mike Roberts, 51 Dukes
UTIL – Fred Gegen, Decatur Pride
UTIL – Boyd Dallman, The Farm


1. Frontier Players Casino, St. Joseph, MO (6-1)
2. Decatur Pride, Decatur, IL (4-2)
3. The Farm, Madison, WI (4-2)
4. New York Smokers, Middletown., NY (5-2)
5t. 51 Dukes, Denmark, WI (3-2)
5t. Larry Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City., UT (2-2)
7t. Capital City Chaos, Springfield., IL (3-2)
7t. River City Rage, Peoria, IL (2-2)
9t. Explorers, Midland, MI (1-2)
9t. All Season Patriots, Allentown., PA (1-2)
9t. Circle Tap, Denmark, WI (2-2)
9t. Dolan & Murphy Shamrocks, Aurora., IL (1-2)
13t. Lafayette Pub, St. Louis., MO (1-2)
13t. A’s, Winterset, IA (0-2)
13t. Bandits, Pueblo, CO (0-2)
13t. Archie’s Bar, Terre Haute., IN (0-2)
17t. All American Cleaning, Boston, MA (0-2)
17t. Planggers, Mishawaka, IN (0-2)

2001 ASA Women’s Major Modified Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Churchville, Maryland on August 3-5.

Champion – Renegades, Hooksett, New Hampshire
Runner Up – Big Dawgs, Erie, Pennsylvania

  • MVP – Nicole Adamson, Renegades
  • Batting Champion – Terry Galley, Renegades
  • HR Champion – Amanda Cariello, Harford Blues


P – Nicole Adamson, Renegades
P – Tracy O’Blines, Amazon’s
P – Sherri Wantz, Big Dawgs
C – Jeanne St. Pierre, SECI
1B – Jackie Jimenez, Amazon’s
2B – Teresa Conn, Big Dawgs
3B – Terry Galley, Renegades
SS – Laura St. Laurent, Renegades
OF – Deb Muir, Renegades
OF – Veronica Sansom, Big Dawgs
OF – Julie Mazeika, Renegades
OF – Heather Clark, Big Dawgs
UTIL – Amanda Cariello, Harford Blues
UTIL – Johanna Castillo, Amazon’s
UTIL – Annette Gardner, George Products


1. Renegades, Hooksett, NH (5-0)
2. Big Dawgs, Erie, PA (6-2)
3. Amazon’s, Bronx, NY (3-2)
4. George Products, Chestertown, MD (3-2)
5t. SECI, Keene, NH (2-2)
5t. Harford Blues, Harford County, MD (2-2)
7t. Johnny B’s, Green Bay, WI (2-2)
7t. KJP, Midland, MI (1-2)
9t. Cha Cha’s, Brooklyn, NY (0-2)
9t. Drifters, Worton, MD (0-2)
9t. Quik Turn, Church Hill, MD (0-2)
9t. Bravas, Parksburg, PA (0-2)
13t. Monte Carlo’s, Harrisburg, PA (0-2)