Category: 2004

2004 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

2004 held at Softball World in Euless, Texas on September 22-24.

Champion – K&C Drywall, Sacramento, California
Runner Up – KA Softball, Chicago, Illinois

  • MVP – Dan Sanchez, K&C Drywall
  • Offensive MVP – Robert Escalante, K&C Drywall
  • Defensive MVP – Scott Opels, KA Softball


  • Dwayne Brekke, K&C Drywall
  • Chris Sprague, BMA/All Star Academy/Worth
  • Chad Snowden, BMA/All Star Academy/Worth
  • Ken Adams, KA Softball
  • Jamie Mackert, KA Softball
  • Jerry Pietryk, KA Softball
  • Don Schlenbecker, KA Softball
  • Victor Cordova, K&C Drywall
  • Tim Baker, Laser Vision/Easton/3N2
  • John Aaron Gallwitz, K&C Drywall
  • Robbie Overholt, BMA/All Star Academy/Worth
  • Mike Rhines, KA Softball
  • Earnest Donaldson, Laser Vision/Easton/3N2
  • Tim McCendon, Laser Vision/Easton/3N2


1. K&C Drywall, Sacramento, CA (6-0)
2. KA Softball, Chicago, IL (6-2)
3. BMA/All Star Academy/Worth, CA (4-2)
4. Laser Vision/Easton/3N2, MA (6-2)
5t. Barnes Logging, AR (4-2)
5t. LTB Timber/SBR, AR (3-2)
7t. Big Apple Mizuno, TX (4-2)
7t. KVB/Sidewinders/Mizuno, KS (4-2)
9t. W.C. Synergy/LCV, CA (3-2)
9t. EAS/Pollard’s/Easton, Denver, CO (2-2)
9t. Showcase/Doc’s/Easton, Brooklyn Center, MN (2-2)
9t. RMS, Phoenix, AZ (2-2)
13t. Kevitt Excavating/Mayslacks, Brooklyn Center, MN (3-2)
13t. Butch’s Bulldogs/Neuman Data/Easton, MI (2-2)
13t. Great Lakes Telecom, MI (2-2)
13t. Smith Softball, CA (2-2)
17t. Lumberjacks, LA (2-2)
17t. Mariners, OK (2-2)
17t. Team Taufai/Miken, NM (1-2)
17t. Mediatrac/Roto-Rooter, CA (1-2)
17t. Cash Plus Pawn/Mizuno, NM (1-2)
17t. James S Arnold / Freeze Concrete, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Classic Glass/Easton, San Jose, CA (1-2)
17t. Souse’s Lounge/GSF Mortgage, IL (1-2)
25t. Pilcher Construction, CO (1-2)
25t. SLE/Katama Airfield, CT (1-2)
25t. Silva’s Chiropractic/Delta Lending, CA (1-2)
25t. Oklahoma Worth, OK (0-2)
25t. Superior Realty, UT (0-2)
25t. Steve’s Used Tires, OH (0-2)
25t. Pure Romance/Rite Rug, OH (0-2)
25t. Rodman/Triple JB, TX (0-2)
33t. NED/Monster Energy/Team Journeyman, OH (0-2)
33t. Texas Merchants, TX (0-0)
33t. Guys Electric, NM (0-2)
33t. Angle Inn/AR Crowell/Tripoli Floors, MD (0-2)

2004 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2004 held at Sanford, Florida on September 18-20.

Champion – U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway, Lafayette, Georgia
Runner Up – Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging, Sandoval, Illinois

  • MVP – Bob Woldyk, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
  • HR Leader – Kenny Briggs, Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton – 8
  • Batting Leader – Alex Lavorico, Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton – .800


P – Justin Atwood, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
C – RJ Howerton, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway (9-14, .643, 6 HR, 19 RBI)
1B – Bob Woldyk, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway (10-18, .556, 6 HR)
2B – Denny Crine, Kluever’s/B&J Logging (12-20, .600, 7 HR, 20 RBI)
3B – Dal Beggs, Team Synergy
OF – Andre Newhouse, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
OF – Kenny Briggs, Benfield/Alesium (12-17, .706, 8 HR, 18 RBI)
OF – Dexter Avery, U.S. Armed Forces (4 HR, 9 RBI in one game)
OF – Rick Valdez, Bell Corp/Doc’s
UTIL – J.C. Phelps, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
UTIL – Alex Lavorico, Benfield/Alesium (12-15, .800, 5 HR, 9 RBI)
UTIL – Wendell Rickard, Kluever’s/B&J Logging (4 HR, 8 RBI)
UTIL – Jeff Wallace, Benfield/Alesium
UTIL – Brian Wooten, Synergy
UTIL – Chad Bragg, Synergy


P – Billy Messina, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
C – Cherylton McRae, U.S. Armed Forces
1B – Rex Schwartz, U.S. Armed Forces
2B – Chris Butler, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
3B – Joel Ramos, Bell Corp/Doc’s
SS – Lee Diaz, U.S. Armed Forces
OF – Tim Baldwin, U.S. Armed Forces
OF – Wayne Habermehl, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
OF – Travis Matthews, Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton
OF – Scott Janack, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
UTIL – Chris Chilton, Synergy
UTIL – Bobby Barrett, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
UTIL – Troy Summerfield, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
UTIL – Jeff Ott, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
UTIL – Jim Thurman, Bell Corp/Doc’s
UTIL – Dean Schmidt, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging


1. U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway, Lafayette, GA (4-0)
2. Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging, Metamora, IL (3-2)
3. Team Synergy/Easton, Orlando, FL (2-2)
4. Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton, Columbus, OH (2-2)
5t. Bell Corp/Doc’s/Easton, Tampa, FL (1-2)
5t. U.S. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (1-2)
7t. Watanabe/New/K&G/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
7t. Westshore Pizza/T&R Stucco, Tampa, FL (0-2)


Team Synergy and U.S. Vinyl advanced to Saturday’s winners’ bracket finals of the ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch National Championship here at the Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium with a pair of wins Friday.

Team Synergy had to come-from-behind in both of its wins. It needed a dramatic two-run, two-out homer in the bottom of the seventh to edge Watanabe/New/K&G; of Cincinnati, OH in its opener, 13-11, then fell behind 14-2 against Benfield/Alesium before exploding for 14 runs on 15 hits in the fourth inning to take the lead and win 25-22.

Benfield/Alesium, which won its first game against defending champion Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging, gave it a gallant effort in its loss to Team Synergy. It trailed by eight runs entering the seventh inning and scored five times to cut the game’s final margin to three.

Outfielder Ken Briggs’ three-run homer in the seventh reduced the game to its final margin and it was one of five homers he smashed in a perfect performance, driving in 12 runs. Benfield, which will play Saturday at 4 p.m., smashed nine homers, one more than Synergy. Catcher Brian Wooten paced the Synergy offense with eight runs batted in on a pair of three-run homers and a two-run single in four at-bats. Chad Durick went 4-for-5, driving in four runs on three singles and a two-run blast in the sixth inning.

While Synergy had to come-from-behind, U.S. Vinyl won both of its games in convincing fashion, run-ruling Westshore/T&R Stucco and Bell Corp/Doc’s in five innings each. In the two games. U.S. Vinyl smashed 18 homers and 42 hits. Catcher R. J. Howerton led the Vinyl offense in the second game hitting three homers in four at-bats to bring across six runs after driving in five runs in the first game.

Bell Corp/Doc’s, which will play the winner of the Watanabe-Kluever’s game at 2 p.m. Saturday, managed only six hits and failed to score in four of the five innings against U.S. Vinyl.

Other losers’ bracket games Saturday are at 10 a.m. (Armed Forces vs. Westshore/T&R Stucco), 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Each team has a 15 homer limit per game with 71 homers hit in the first six games. Vinyl and Benfield lead with 18 each followed by Synergy with 12.

U.S. Vinyl 16, Bell Corp/Doc’s 4

U.S. Vinyl 810 61 — 16 16 2
Bell Corp/Doc’s 040 00 — 4 6 0

Team Synergy 25 Benfield/Alesium 22

Benfield/Alesium 284 0 1 25 — 22 24 1
Team Synergy 002 14 5 4x — 25 29 1

Team Synergy 13 Watanabe/New/K&G 11

In the opening game of the championship, Team Synergy/Easton of Orlando, FL pulled out a 13-11 win a against Watanabe/New/K&G; of Cincinnati, OH on a two out, two-run homer by Rich Gulash in the bottom of the seventh inning. Synergy trailed 11-10 entering the seventh, then tied the game on Johnny Dykes’ RBI single, setting the stage for Gulash’s game-winning roundtripper over the left field fence. Gulash was hitless in two previous at-bats with a walk prior to the seventh inning. Gulash’s homer was one of four hit by the winners. Watanabe smashed five homers with Brian Wegman and Tom Ellis having two each. Dykes was 3-for-4 including a three-run homer in the third inning and had four runs batted in.

Watanabe 200 313 2 – 11 15 1
Team Synergy 214 012 3 — 13 15 0

Benfield/Alesium 16 Kluever’s Snap-On 9

Holding a two-run edge after three innings, 2003 runner-up Benfield/Alesium of Fairfax, VA scored seven times in the fifth inning to spark a 16-9 win over defending champion Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging of Metamora, ILL. All of the runs in the fifth came on homers by Jeff Wallace, Jamey Bare and Justin Valentin. The winners hit nine homers compared to six for the losers. Denny Crine drove in five of Kluever’sSnap-On runs with a three-run homer in the first and a two-run smash in the fifth inning. Alex Lavorico was 3-for-3 for Benfield, driving in three runs on a solo homer in the first and a two-run blast in the third. Wallace drove in four runs with a pair of two-run homers and Kenny Briggs brought home another three runs with a 3-for-4 performance with a two-run homer in the first and a solo blast in the sixth.

Kluever’s Snap-on/B&J; Loggin 501 020 1- 9 14 1
Benfield/Alesium 404 071 x-16 17 2

Bell Corp/Doc’s 16 USA Armed Forces 12

After batting to a 10-10 tie through three innings, Bell Corp/Doc’s of Tampa, FL outscored the USA Armed Forces of Washington, DC 6-2 in the next two innings for a 16-12 win in Friday’s third of six games at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. Steven Lynn had a two-run single in the fourth and Scott King’s two-out grand slam was the big blow for Bell Corp in a four-run fifth inning. The Armed Forces went scoreless in the fourth and fifth innings before scoring its final pair of runs in the sixth inning on pinch hitter Randy Wilhide’s two-run single. Rex Schwartz drove in four runs for the Armed Forces with a three-run homer in the first and a triple in the second inning. Bell Corp and the Armed Forces each hit four homers in the game.

USA Armed Forces 811 002 0 – 12 15 1
Bell Corp/Doc’s 811 240 x – 16 14 2

U.S. Vinyl 27 Westshore/T&R Stucco 9

In the first run rule game of the championship U.S. Vinyl of Houston, TX topped Westshore/T&R Stucco of Sarasota, FL, 27-9, hitting 11 homers in the five inning game. Eleven of the runs came in the first inning on nine hits. Vinyl finished the game with 11 homers, while Westshore had three. Three Vinyl players, J. D. Genter, R. J. Howerton and Chris Butler, accounted for 15 of the runs with five RBI apiece. Genter hit three homers and Howerton and Butler had a pair each. Oscar Shipley accounted for five of the Westshore runs with three hits, including a pair of two-run homers.

U.S. Vinyl 115 0 47 — 27 26 1
Westshore/T&R Stucco 2 2 2 03 — 9


It wasn’t the high scoring game some people might have expected. U.S. Vinyl, however, of Houston, TX did what it had to do to advance to the championship round of the ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch National Championship with a 10-5 win over Team Synergy of Orlando, FL Saturday at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. Vinyl, which averaged 21.5 runs in its first two wins, will play in Sunday’s 11 a.m. championship against the loser’s bracket winner after handing Synergy its first loss after scoring 38 runs in winning its first two games before being sent to the loser’s bracket.

The loser’s bracket final is scheduled Sunday morning at 9 with Team Synergy facing Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging. Synergy took an early 1-0 lead before falling behind 4-1. It closed the margin to within one run with three runs in the fifth inning. Vinyl, however, scored three times in the bottom of the fifth inning on a solo homer by Wally Woldyk, an RBI single by Jeff McGavin and an outfield error to increase the deficit to four runs. Synergy cut the margin to three on Nate Johnson’s RBI single in the sixth inning, but Woldyk’s two-run homer with two out in the bottom half of the inning upped the deficit to the game’s final margin. Synergy went down in order in the top of the seventh as Vinyl guaranteed itself of winning no less than $6,000 (second place).

The championship team will receive $10,000 with the third-place finisher getting $4,000 and the fourth-place finisher $2,500.00. Earlier in the tournament, U.S. Vinyl received a $1,000 check from ASA President E.T. Colvin for accumulating the most points (290) in ASA Major qualifiers held throughout the U.S. Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging of Metamora, Ill., trailed Vinyl in the points race (185) also received a check for $1,000 from President Colvin.

Woldyk led the Vinyl offense with three hits in four at-bats and catcher R. J. Howerton added a single and a two-run homer in three trips to the plate. His homer was his sixth of the championship. Vinyl had three homers in the game after hitting 18 in its first two games. Synergy didn’t hit any homers in the contest. Synergy’s Chris Chilton had two singles in four at-bats to drive in three runs. Johnson and Chad Bragg each had RBI singles to account for the other Synergy runs.

Team Synergy 100 031 0 – 5 12 2
U.S. Vinyl 040 132 x — 10 13 1

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 22 Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton 10

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging (3-1) advanced to Sunday morning’s losers’ bracket final by eliminating Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton Saturday, 20-10. Benfield jumped out to a 10- 7 lead before Kluever’sscored five runs in the bottom of the second to take command of the game. After scoring in the first two innings, Benfield was blanked in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Kluever’s was blanked in the third but tallied six runs in the fourth and twice in the fifth to pull away. Kluever’shad eight hits in the fourth inning.

The loss eliminated Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton, which finished fourth and won $2,500 spliting four games. The win advanced Kluever’sSnap-On /B&J Logging to Sunday’s losers’ bracket final at 9 a.m. against Team Synergy. Kluever’s smacked nine homers while Benfield hit six homers. J.C. Phelps had three solo homers and a single and Denny Crinehad four RBI (4-for-4) with a three-run homer in the second and a solo shot in the fifth for the winners. Kenny Briggs had a pair of homers, driving in three runs as did teammate Jamey Bare with a three-run roundtripper in the first inning. Benfield got 12 of its 14 hits the first two innings.

Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton 550 000 – 10 14 1
Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 750 622 – 22 28 0

Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton 22 USA Armed Forces 11

Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton increased its record to two wins in three games by eliminating the USA Armed Forces 22-11 io the losers’ bracket Saturday. The loss was the second for the Armed Forces, (1-2), the fourth team eliminated from the original eight-team field. After falling behind 5-3, Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Esaton went ahead by one by scoring three runs in the third inning. B.J. Fulk smashed a solo homer and Alex Lavorico a two-run round tripper to put Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton in the lead. Benfield increased its lead to eight runs by scoring seven times on six hits in the fourth inning. The Armed Forces got a run back in the bottom half of the inning but Benfield/Alesium scored four times in the fifth inning to increase its lead to 11. All of the runs in the fifth inning came on homers by Kenny Briggs, B.J. Fulk and Rafael Robledo. Benfield/Alesium added two more in the sixth before the Armed Forces came back with three runs in the sixth inning on a solo homer by Randy Wilhide and a two-run shot by Tony Patrick. Alex Lavorico went five-for-five for the winners, driving in six runs with three homers and two singles.Each team hit seven homers.

Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton 033 742 3–22 25 2
USA Armed Forces 500 103 2–11 16 5

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 4 Bell Corp/Doc’s 1

Wendell Rickard and Denny Crine accounted for all the runs as Kluever’sSnap-On/B&J Logging eliminated Bell Corp/Doc’s of Tampa, FL from the championship in the lowest scoring game of the championship. Rickard had solo homers in the fourth and sixth innings and Crine also had a two-run blast in the fourth to give Kluever’s its second win in a row after an opening game loss. The third team eliminated from the championship, Bell Corp (1-2) managed only seven hits in the game. Jim Thurman’s solo homer in the third inning with one out accounted for Bell Corp’s only run. In the fifth Bell Corp’s first two batters, Mike Linton and Mike Zerbe, singled, but the next three batters were retired in order. Bell Corp left seven base runners on base. With the win, Kluever’s can finish no worse than fourth, which is worth $2,500.00.

Bell Corp/Doc’s 001 000 0 – 1 7 0
Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 000 301 x – 4 6 2

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 22 Watanabe/New/K&G 0

Defending champion Kluever’s Snap-On /B&J Logging of Metamora, Ill. kept its hopes alive of repeating by eliminating Watanabe/New/K&G; of Cincinnati, OH, 22-0 in the first of six games Saturday at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. Watanabe was winless in two games. It was the third run-rule game of the championship as Kluever’s hit nine homers and pounded out 20 hits in winning its first game after losing its tourney opener. Outfielder Denny Crine drove in seven runs with three homers and a single in a perfect performance and Wendell Rickard brought across six runs for the winners, hitting a two-run shot and a grand slam. Vern Hensley had two of Watanabe’s four hits with a pair of singles.

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 44 110 3 — 22 20 0
Watanabe/New/K&G; 00 00 0 — 0 4 0

USA Armed Forces 23 Westshore Pizza/T&R Stucco 10

With left fielder Dexter Avery hitting four of his team’s 10 homers to account for nine runs, the USA Armed Forces of Washington, D.C. evened its record in two games in eliminating Westshore Pizza/T& R Stucco of Sarasota, FL from the eight-team field. Westshore was winless in two games in becoming the second team eliminated from the double-elimination championship. Westshore pulled to within four runs after five innings before the Armed Forces put the game on ice with a nine-run sixth inning, which was highlighted by Avery’s grand slam homer. It was one of 11 hits the Armed Forces had in the inning. The Armed Forces smashed 11 homers to three for Westshore. Mike Chambless had three hits for Westshore, including a solo homer in the third inning.

Armed Forces 331 349 – 23 27 2
Westshore Pizza/T&R Stucco 102 430 – 10 13 1

Losers’ bracket final

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 11 Team Synergy 7

Defending champ Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging advanced to the championship game by eliminating Team Synergy of Orlando, FL Sunday morning in winning its fourth straight game after an opening game 16-9 loss to Benfield Alesium of Fairfax, VA. Kluever’s scored five runs to open the game but Synergy tied the game in the second inning on Dal Beggs’ two-run single up the middle, scoring Damon Marlette and Brian Wooten. J.C. Batista, Wooten and Rich Gulash had the other RBI in the inning. Gulash hit a solo homer with one out to score the first Synergy run. Kluever’s, however, broke the tie in the top of the fourth on Jeff Ott’s second homer of the game. Ott’s first homer was a grand slam in the five-run Kluever’s Snap-On first inning. The first Kluever’s run scored when Dean Schmidt walked with the bases loaded. In the fourth, Synergy tied the game at 6-all on J.C. Batista’s sacrifice fly, then went ahead on Beggs’ RBI second RBI of the game. The lead didn’t last long, however, as Kluever’s went ahead by two runs with three runs in the top of the fifth inning on Shaun Watson’s two-run homer and a solo blast by J.C. Phelps, his sixth of the tournament. Kluever’s added two insurance runs in the seventh on Denny Crine’s two-homer—his seventh of the tournament and fifth for Kluever’s. Synergy had only one homer. Synergy finished third (2-2) and received a check from ASA President E.T. Colvin for $4,000 following the game.

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging/Polster 500 130 2 –11 14 2
Team Synergy 050 200 0 – 7 11 1


First baseman Bobby (Wally) Woldyk had only one hit in Sunday’s championship game of the ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch National Championship at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. But it was the one U.S. Vinyl of Houston, TX needed for insurance to win its first ASA Major national title, beating defending champion Kluever’s Snap-On/BJ Logging of Metamora, Ill., 13-8, in eight innings. In four previous trips to the plate Woldyk, who was named tourney MVP, was hitless. Before entering the batter’s box in the eighth, he asked his teammates for some advice. “Guys, I am hitless. What should I do?” Woldyk said. They told him to do what he does best and “blow it out of here.” And he did, sending the ball over the left center field (370 feet plus) fence for a one-out grand slam to give his team a seven-run cushion entering the bottom of the eighth inning.

Before Woldyk unloaded for his sixth homer of the championship, three runs scored on RBI singles by Jeff McGavin, Chris Butler and Billy Barrett, giving Vinyl an 9-6 lead. In the bottom of the eighth, Kluever’s Snap-On, which had won four games in a row before losing for a second time, reduced the game to its final margin on Shaun Watson’s two-run homer with Wendell Rickard aboard. Rickard singled to open the inning against winning pitcher Billy Messina.

The next two batters, J.C. Phelps and Denny Crine, grounded out before Jeff Ott doubled to keep Kluever’s hopes alive of repeating as national champion. But Dean Schmidt flied out to left field to end the game, giving Vinyl its first ASA Major Slow Pitch Championship. Besides being the first ASA Major title for the team, it was the initial one for manager Bryant Grant.” We had 11 different guys all playing as one,” said Grant, who praised Vinyl sponsor Steve McCloud.” We certainly appreciated what he did for us this year. I just wish he could have been here to witness this.” Unfortunately, McCloud couldn’t attend because his daughter has some health problems and he needed to be with his family. The game was tied twice (five all and six all) before Vinyl broke the game open in the eighth in the tournament’s first extra inning game. After Vinyl scored a pair in the first on Andre Newhouse’s two-run homer, Kluever’s tallied five in the bottom of the first. Vinyl, however, tied the game at 5-all with three runs in the second inning on RBI singles by Butler and J.D. Genter and a sacrifice fly by Woldyk. But Vinyl broke the tie in the top of third on McGavin’s RBI single, scoring Newhouse who had singled to start the inning. Dean Schmidt of Kluever’s homered to lead off the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 6-all. Vinyl didn’t score in the fourth and fifth innings. Kluever’s was blanked in the bottom of the fifth, sixth innings and seventh innings. Vinyl got a pinch runner to second base in the seventh inning, but he was picked off to end the inning. In the eighth, outfielder Newhouse doubled to left to start the inning. Catcher R.J. Howerton was intentionally walked and McGavin singled to right, scoring Newhouse. Butler singled to score Howerton before Scott Janak flew out to right field for the first out. Barrett’s RBI single brought home McGavin with the third run of the inning, setting the stage for Woldyk’s grand slam. Newhouse (3-for-4,single, double and homer, two RBI), and McGavin (3-for-4, two singles and a double) led the Vinyl offense. For Kluever’s, Troy Summerfield had a pair of singles and walked in his other at-bat. Watson also had a single to go along with his homer in the eighth inning and Rickard had two singles in four trips to the plate. Each team hit two homers in the championship game. Beside winning its first ASA national title, Vinyl received a $10,000 check from ASA President E.T. Colvin for first place. Second place was worth $6,000 to Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J; Loggging, which received the check also from President Colvin. Kenny Briggs of Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton led the tourney in homers (9) and will receive $500.00 from the ASA. Leading hitter was Alex Lavorico of Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton (.800).

U.S. Vinyl 231 000 07 -13 17 0
Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 500 100 02 – 8 13 1

2004 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2004 held at Burlington, North Carolina on September 3-6.

Champion –  Warriors Softball Club, Burlington, North Carolina
Runner Up – Bonnell’s DeMarini, Erie, Pennsylvania

  • MVP – Bobby Greene, Warriors Softball Club
  • HR Champion – Daniel Pruitt, Warriors Softball Club
  • Batting Champion – Jeff Locke, Lakeway Sports


P – Bobby Greene, Warriors Softball Club
P – Ken Menale, Bonnell’s Demarini
C – Jimmy Smith, Warriors Softball Club
1B – Jeff Benedict, Bonnell’s Demarini
2B – Gabe Beltran, Bonnell’s Demarini
SS – Jason Fulmer, Bonnell’s Demarini
OF – Chris Bowling, Warriors Softball Club
OF – Ryan Nietupski, Bonnell’s Demarini
OF – Mike Canda, Frank & Forster
OF – Daniel Pruitt, Warriors Softball Club
UTIL – Mike Martin, Lakeway Sports
UTIL – Johnny Brandel, Frank & Forster
UTIL – Paul Wagner, Dillinger’s Worth
UTIL – Chris Graves, Warriors Softball Club
UTIL – Jeff Locke, Lakeway Sports


P – Ben Waller, Lakeway Sports
P – David Kwaiser, Frank & Forster
P – Steve Karas, Phoenix Softball Club
C – Frank Rodriguez, Bonnell’s Demarini
2B – Mike Fracassi, Bonnell’s Demarini
3B – Kevin Helton, Lakeway Sports
SS – Joseph Rocha, Frank & Forster
OF – Ricky Sanders, Warriors Softball Club
OF – Jim Corbett, Dillinger’s Worth
OF – Brooks Marzka, Bonnell’s Demarini
OF – Tom Bonlander, Dillinger’s Worth
UTIL – Shannon Shultz, Lakeway Sports
UTIL – Steve O’Conner, Phoenix Softball Club
UTIL – Rob Benick, Phoenix Softball Club
UTIL – Tyrone Atwater, Warriors Softball Club


1. Warriors Softball Club, Chapel Hill, NC (5-0)
2. Bonnell’s DeMarini, Erie, PA (4-2)
3. Lakeway Sports, Morristown, TN (4-2)
4. Phoenix Softball Club, Plymouth, MI (3-2)
5t. Dillinger’s Worth, Fond du Lac, WI (2-2)
5t. Frank & Forster, Saginaw, MI (2-2)
7t. Atlanta Storm, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
7t. John Ange Attorney At Law Rebels, Port Huron, MI (1-2)
9t. Carolina Septic Service, Chapel Hill, NC (0-2)
9t. Durham Speedboys, Durham, NC (0-2)
9t. Fort Apache Dodgers, Bronx, NY (0-2)
9t. Red Onion, Otter River, MA (0-2)

2004 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2004 held at South Bend, Indiana on August 5-8.

Champion – The Farm Tavern, Madison, Wisconsin
Runner Up – Broken Bow Spirit, Broken Bow, Nebraska

Pitcher Dean Holoien (British Columbia) of The Farm Tavern made his first appearance in an ASA National Championship one to remember by hurling a no-hitter in beating Broken Bow Spirit, (6-0) in the championship game. Holoien (4-0) fanned 14 of the 22 batters he faced in winning his fourth game, allowing only one runner when he walked Ray Reinagel to open the third inning. Holoien finished with a tourney-high 65 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (earned) and eight hits to give The Farm Tavern its 10th consecutive win in ASA national championship play (They were (5-0) last year and finished up (5-0) in this year’s championship). Holoien, who also batted .267, walked only three batters and finished with an ERA of 0.52.

Dean Holoien hurled a (6-0) no-hitter in championship game with 14 K. Todd Budke hit a HR and Broomer Bush had a triple to lead the batsmen. Doug Middleton took the loss for Broken Bow.

Paul Algar, Farm Tavern went 1-0, with a shutout.

  • MVP – Dean Holoien, The Farm Tavern
  • Batting Leader – Tim Hatten, Blackhawk Athletic Club – .667
  • HR Leader – Todd Budke, The Farm Tavern – 3
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Dean Holoien, The Farm Tavern


P – Dean Holoien, The Farm Tavern (4-0, 65 K, 27 IP, 0.52 ERA, batted .267. He had 21 K in 7 inning game prior to the final. He threw a no-hitter in the championship game. He also batted .267)
P – Gerald Muizelaar, Broken Bow Spirit (4-0, 26 IP, 0 ER, 49 K)
P – Rob O’Brien, Circle Tap
C – Todd Garcia, The Farm Tavern
1B – Tim Hatten, Blackhawk Athletic Club (8-12)
2B – Bill McDonald, Heflin Builders
3B – Todd Budke, The Farm Tavern
SS – David Boys, The Farm Tavern
OF – Tony Gabriel, Heflin Builders
OF – Rob Gray, The Farm Tavern
OF – Chad Maxon, Blackhawk Athletic Club
OF – Steve Schott, Broken Bow Spirit
UTIL – Chris Delarwelle, Circle Tap
UTIL – Chris Delorit, The Bull/Townline
UTIL – Steve Price, Heflin Builders


P – Frank Cox, Broken Bow Spirit
P – Sebastian Gervasutti, The Bull/Townline
P – Jeremy Manley, Pueblo Bandits
C – Russ VanWyk, Fred’s Interiors
1B – German Alcantara, Heflin Builders
2B – Raul Moraga, Broken Bow Spirit
3B – Tom Montgomery, Circle Tap
SS – Jeffrey Goolagong, The Bull/Townline
OF – Mike Dryer, Broken Bow Spirit
OF – Brent Evans, HIS Construction
OF – Nick Needham, Fred’s Interiors
OF – Jason Shea, Pueblo Bandits
UTIL – Quentin Matzner, Fred’s Interiors
UTIL – Blake Miller, Heflin Builders
UTIL – Todd Twachtman, The Farm Tavern


1. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (5-0)
2. Broken Bow Spirit, Broken Bow, NE (6-2)
3. Circle Tap, Denmark, WI (3-2)
4. The Bull/Townline, DePere, WI (5-2)
5t. Fred’s Interiors, Quad City, IA (2-2)
5t. Heflin Builders, Balston Spa, NY (4-2)
7t. HIS Construction, Houston, TX (2-2)
7t. Blackhawk Athletic Club, Rockford, IL (2-2)
9t. Lafayette Pub, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
9t. Winterset A’s, Winterset, IA (1-2)
9t. Imaging Solutions Knights, Fargo, ND (1-2)
9t. Pueblo Bandits, Pueblo, CO (2-2)
13t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (1-2)
13t. Bloomington Stix, Bloomington, IL (1-2)
13t. The Freight, Vandalia, IL (1-2)
13t. Dolan & Murphy Shamrocks, Aurora, IL (1-2)
17t. Indiana Jaybirds, Anderson, IN (0-2)
17t. Plangger’s Furniture, South Bend, IN (0-2)
17t. Coors Light, Ashland, OH (0-2)

2004 ASA Girls Gold 18-Under Fast Pitch Nationals

2004 held at Marietta, Georgia on August 9-14.

Champion – Southern Force, Johnston City, Illinois
Runner Up – California Cruisers, La Palma, California

Sharma Diller’s RBI-single in the bottom of the 10th inning captured the Amateur Softball Association 18-and-under Gold National Tournament title for the Southern Force Sunday.

Diller, of Bloomington, drove Toni Whitfield of Johnston City in with the winning run in a 2-1 victory over the California Cruisers in Marietta, Ga. With the win, the Force became what’s believed to be the first team from the Midwest to ever win the tournament.

“We wanted it big time,” said Force coach Gerry Glasco. “I really felt positive that we were going to win, because we won the Canada Cup in a 0-0 game in the eighth inning.”

University of Georgia pitcher Kasi Carroll, who pitched Norris City-Omaha-Enfield to the Class A State ‘- Softball Tournament as a senior in 2003, notched the win for the Force off the mound Sunday. Carroll allowed four runs in 10 games over the five-day tournament that began Aug. 11.

The Force beat Impact (Texas) Gold 1-0 in Saturday night’s semifinals and topped two Division I recruits in the Sunday finals. Anjelica Selden, who signed with the University of California-Los Angeles, and Arizona State signee Mindy Cowles both pitched for the Cruisers in the title game and allowed both runs.

Cowles started the game, was relieved by Selden, and came back in the 10th inning, when the Force loaded the bases with nobody out.

Under the international tiebreaker, the Force began the inning with Whitfield on second base. Kacey Coonce was intentionally walked, bringing up Mount Vernon’s Katie Wagner. Wagner attempted to sacrifice Whitfield over to third, but reached base when the Cruisers’ first baseman pulled her foot off the bag, leaving the bases loaded for Diller.

She then smacked Cowles’ first pitch up the middle into center field for the game-winner.

“Everybody had a part in it,” Glasco said. “Wagner made a sacrifice. and Whitfield made a nice catch the other night, taking away a double. Chelsea Petty had big hit after big hit all week long. Wagner, Glasco, Petty and Coonce — they’ve played together for years, and they’re all from small towns.

“They pulled together better. The Cruisers came from all over the United States; their team would pull them in for every weekend and pay for all of their expense.”

The Cruisers scored the first run of the game in the top of the eighth, but the Force responded with a run in the bottom half off a wild pitch.

The Force ended at 59-9 overall, and will try to duplicate the feat next season.

Carroll will be ineligible next season, but Glasco said Belleville East fireballer Dylan Mathis of Roxana could play with the team next summer.


1. Southern Force, Johnston City, IL (7-0)
2. California Cruisers, La Palma, CA (10-2)
3. Impact Gold, Houston, TX (5-2)
4. O.C. Batbusters, Santa Ana, CA (6-2)
5t. Corona Angels, Corona, CA (4-2)
5t. Georgia Elite Gold, Douglasville, GA (4-2)
7t. Arizona Heatwave Gold, Tempe, AZ (4-2)
7t. Gordon’s Panthers, Canyon Lake, CA (5-2)
9t. Valley Breeze Gold, Agoura, CA (3-2)
9t. Blast Gold, Beaumont, TX (3-2)
9t. Vancouver Ford, Vancouver, WA (4-2)
9t. Anaheim O.C. Batbusters, Garden Grove, CA (4-2)
13t. Shamrocks, Vienna, VA (3-2)
13t. Southern Cal Athletics, Montclair, CA (3-2)
13t. San Diego Co. Breakers, Carlsbad, CA (4-2)
13t. Arizona Hotshots, Tempe, AZ (4-2)
17t. Gold Coast Hurricanes, Plantation, FL (2-2)
17t. American Pastime, Upland, CA (2-2)
17t. Runnin’ Rebels, Stockton, CA (2-2)
17t. Sorcerer Softball, San Ramon, CA (3-2)
17t. Worth Firecrackers, Huntington Beach, CA (3-2)
17t. Fresno Force, Fresno, CA (3-2)
17t. Oregon Sun Supply, Portland, OR (3-2)
17t. Team Smith, Yorba Linda, CA (3-2)
25t. Texas Storm, Pearland, TX (2-2)
25t. KC Peppers, Olathe, KS (2-2)
25t. Austin Storm, Austin, TX (2-2)
25t. Beverly Bandits, Orland Park, IL (2-2)
25t. Magic Gold, Missouri City, TX (2-2)
25t. Clearwater Lady Bombers, Largo, FL (2-2)
25t. South Houston Mystixx, Houston, TX (2-2)
25t. Strikkers, San Jose, CA (2-2)
33t. Tulsa Eagles Gold, Tulsa, OK (1-2)
33t. Texas Elite Easton, Grand Prairie, TX (1-2)
33t. American Athletics Gold, Fountain Valley, CA (1-2)
33t. Washington Spirit Gold, Richland, WA (1-2)
33t. Houston Power Gold, Katy, TX (1-2)
33t. Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
33t. St. Louis Chaos, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
33t. Georgia Fire Gold, Roswell, GA (1-2)
33t. Washington Lady Hawks, Lake Forest, WA (1-2)
33t. Omaha Finesse, Omaha, NE (1-2)
33t. Nashville Nighthawks, Madison, TN (1-2)
33t. Wichita Mustangs, Wichita, KS (1-2)
33t. Atlanta Vipers, Fayetteville, GA (1-2)
33t. Southern Cal Vipers, Moreno Valley, CA (1-2)
33t. Beach Girls Gold, Brooklyn, NY (1-2)
33t. Colorado Stars Gold, Boulder, CO (1-2)
49t. Filly’s, Mira Loma, CA (1-2)
49t. GA Fire Black, Lawrenceville, GA (0-2)
49t. Maddogs, Alliance, OH (0-2)
49t. Finesse, Sterling Heights, MI (0-2)
49t. Delong AZ Outlaws, Peoria, AZ (0-2)
49t. Strike Zone, Hayward, CA (0-2)
49t. California Lite Gold, Rialto, CA (0-2)
49t. East Cobb Bullets, Marietta, GA (0-2)
49t. East Cobb Angels, Marietta, GA (0-2)
49t. Rock N Fire, Manassas, VA (0-2)
49t. Oklahoma Dynamites, Edmond, OK (0-2)
49t. Lady Gators, West Palm Beach, FL (0-2)
49t. Grapettes, Lodi, CA (0-2)
49t. Chattanooga Yankettes, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
49t. Miami Valley Xpress, Dayton, OH (0-2)
49t. Wagner’s, Glen Burnie, MD (1-2)
65t. Team Florida, Palm Harbor, FL (0-2)

2004 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2004 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: Enough Said/Easton Tallahassee, Florida (East)
Runner Up: Armed Forces, San Antonio, Texas (West)

SCORES: Enough Said 17-5, 6-10, 18-17, 21-0 – (3 games to 1)

With the series deadlocked at one game apiece, In the pivotal 3rd game, Enough Said/Easton came back to score 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to defeat the Armed Forces 18-17. Series MVP, Katura Williams went 5-5 with 2 HR and 3 RBIs and drove in the winning runs in a walk off. Sirene Johnson and Lynnie France each drove in 4 runs in that game. In the series clinching Game 4, Enough Said waltzed their way to the Women’s Open National Championship with a 21-0 Shutout hurled by Bev Reaves. Buffy Arms was 4-4, and Lynnie France was 3-3 with 3 HR and 9 RBI. Reaves surrendered only 4 hits. Tammy Baldwin led the Armed Forces with a .667 average (6-9, 6 Runs, 5 RBI, 2 BB). Rachel Smith also had a good series for the Armed Forces (8-15, 2 HRs, 9 RBI). Katura Williams was 3-4 with 2 HR in the final game and along with the game before that, where she went 5 for 5 with 2 HR, capping a 2 game performance of 8-9, 4 HR.

  • MVP – Katura Williams, Enough Said/Easton (11-14, .786, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Katura Williams, Enough Said/Easton – .786
  • Home Run Leader – Lynne France, Enough Said/Easton (5-9, .556, 14 RBI, 5 Runs) – 4
  • Home Run Leader – Katura Williams, Enough Said/Easton – 4

2004 East held at Shreveport, Louisiana.

Champion: Enough Said/Easton, Tallahassee, Florida
Runner Up: Shooters, Orlando, Florida

  • East MVP– not awarded
  • East Batting Leader – N/A
  • East HR Leader – N/A


P – Mary Hoff, Enough Said/Easton
C – Robin Berkowitz, Shooters
1B – Shirley Snell, Shooters
2B – Kim Tummins, Traders
3B – Sirene Johnson, Enough Said/Easton
SS – Nyreka Smith, Enough Said/Easton
OF – Kami Marrott, Shooters
OF – Beverly Reaves, Enough Said/Easton
OF – Sherri France, Enough Said/Easton
OF – Lisa Lines, Shooters
UTIL – Theresa Hunt, Shooters
UTIL – Katura Boykin, Enough Said/Easton
UTIL – Margaret Carroll, Traders
UTIL – Andrea Kukura, Traders
UTIL – Betsy Duncan, Traders


P – Barb Broisus, Max Magees
C – Paula Harris, Traders
1B – Sondra Landry, Enough Said/Easton
2B – Kim Dean, Shooters
3B – Marisela Gutierrez, Shooters
SS – Tina Yeager Smith, Traders
OF – Sharon Hazen, Shooters
OF – Buffy Arms, Enough Said/Easton
OF – Kelly Downer, Traders
OF – Beth Saphore, Reamstown AA
UTIL – Michelle Vance, Shooters
UTIL – Stacie Symonds, Enough Said/Easton
UTIL – Tonja Russell, Enough Said/Easton
UTIL – Jenny Borden, Traders
UTIL – Gina Brown, Traders


1. Enough Said/Easton, Tallahassee, FL (4-0)
2. Shooters, Orlando, FL (3-2)
3. Traders, Memphis, TN (3-2)
4. Max Magees, Boothwyn, PA (3-2)
5t. The Terminators, Monroe, LA (1-2)
5t. Reamstown AA, Reamstown, PA (1-2)
7t. Michelob Ultra, York, PA (1-2)
7t. Red Lantern, Wayne, PA (0-2)
9. Touche, Plaquemine, LA (0-2)

2004 West held at San Antonio, Texas.

Champion: Armed Forces, San Antonio, Texas
Runner Up: Da Mob, Dallas, Texas

  • West MVP – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces
  • West Batting Leader – Tricia Reinhard, Okaki
  • West Home Run Leader – Tricia Reinhard, Okaki
  • West Home Run Leader – Nicole Fiola, Okaki


P – Tawlya Sears, Armed Forces
C – Teri Slusarek, Da Mob
1B – Rachel Smith, Armed Forces
2B – Michele Sturm, Armed Forces
3B – Allie Walton, Da Mob
SS – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces
OF – Karrie Warren, Armed Forces
OF – Tricia Reinhard, Okaki
OF – Jennifer Brown, Da Mob
OF – Stacy Robinson, Armed Forces
UTIL – Jaime Thompson, Armed Forces
UTIL – Amy Hawkins, Armed Forces
UTIL – Melinda Webb, Da Mob
UTIL – Angie Spangler, Da Mob
UTIL – America Robelo, Big Azz Girlz


P – Vicki Ashcroft, Big Azz Girlz
C – Katrina Garcia, Okaki
1B – Nicole Fiola, Okaki
2B – Dina Quanico, Armed Forces
3B – Stephanie Fryar, Okaki
SS – Janet Mlyhara, Okaki
OF – Renate Cromier, Da Mob
OF – Heather Clark, Armed Forces
OF – Karla Martinez, Okaki
OF – Wendy Chisaw, Big Azz Girlz
UTIL – Aimee McDaniel, Big Azz Girlz
UTIL – Jen Abramson, Big Azz Girlz
UTIL – Michelle Hesser, Big Azz Girlz
UTIL – Christy Whitcomb, Big Azz Girlz
UTIL – Vicki Viola, Da Mob


1. Armed Forces, San Antonio, TX (8-1)
2. Da Mob, Dallas, TX (3-2)
3. Okaki, Santa Ana, CA (3-2)
4. Big Azz Girlz, Torrance, CA (4-2)
5t. Carpet Masters Unknown, San Antonio, TX (1-2)
5t. McClarnon Properties, Springfield, MO (1-2)
7t. Texas Sportz/Red McCombs Toyota, San Antonio, TX (1-2)
7t. San Antonio Aces, San Antonio, TX (1-2)
9t. Texas Angels, Highland, TX (0-2)
9t. That’s Them, San Antonio, TX (0-2)
9t. K-OSS, Killeen, TX (0-2)
9t. Lugnuts, Columbia, MO (0-2)