Category: 2005

2005 ASA Men’s (9) Modified Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Marietta, Georgia on September 2-5.

Champion – New York Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York
Runner Up – Shockers, Delmar, Maryland

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – Frank Degroat, Patsy’s
  • HR Champion – Chris Blue, Shockers
  • HR Champion – Gil Barkman, ADCO Electrical


P – Steve Platt, Patsy’s
P – Jarrad Martin, New York Gremlins
P – John Jones, Shockers
C – Frank DeGroat, Patsy’s
1B – K.C. Kirkpatrick, John Ange Rebels
2B – Chris Blue, Shockers
3B – George Gattis, Shockers
SS – Chad McConnell, New York Gremlins
OF – Gary Gould, Shockers
OF – joe Cushner, Nugent/5 Mile
OF – Dave Lohman, ADCO Electrical
OF – Gil Barkman, ADCO Electrical
UTIL – Jordan Taveras, New York Gremlins
UTIL – Rhys Casley, New York Gremlins
UTIL – Adam Lalonde, DCS


P – Jeff Pleszewicz, ADCO Electrical
P – Steve Price, New York Gremlins
P – Bill Hillhouse, Shockers
C – Dave Henry, Nugent/5 Mile
1B – Rand Archambault, Shockers
2B – Mike Delgado, ADCO Electrical
3B – Mike Culver, John Ange Rebels
SS – Mo Lebron, Nugent/5 Mile
OF – Marcus Trammel, Shockers
OF – Tony Musseb, DCS
OF – Louie Jogler, Patsy’s
OF – Todd Kulling, John Ange Rebels
UTIL – Rey Garcia, Patsy’s
UTIL – Reggie Barrau, New York Gremlins
UTIL – Scott Pate, Nugent/5 Mile


1. New York Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (5-0)
2. Shockers, Delmar, MD (5-2)
3. Adco Electrical, Staten Island, NY (5-2)
4. Patsy’s, Massapequa, NY (3-2)
5t. John Ange Rebels, Port Huron, MI (2-2)
5t. Nugent/5 Mile, Spokane, WA (3-2)
7t. Lehigh Valley Express, Whitehall, PA (3-2)
7t. DCS, Deerfield Beach, FL (2-2)
9t. Freebirds, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
9t. Wallen, Morristown, TN (1-2)
9t. Mickey’s Sled, Midland, MI (1-2)
9t. Storm, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
13t. Cobras, Millington, TN (1-2)
13t. Durham Speed Boys, Durham, NC (1-2)
13t. D’Railers, Austell, GA (0-2)
13t. Long Island Storm, E. Setauket, NY (0-2)
17t. Brew Crew, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
17t. Doc’s Of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)

2005 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Vernon/Meadville, Pennsylvania on September 2-5.

Champion –  Secory Flyers, Port Huron, Michigan
Runner Up – Bonnell’s, Erie, Pennsylvania

  • MVP – Duane Schunk, Secory Flyers
  • Batting Champion – Rob McQueen, Riptide


P – Duane Schunk, Secory Flyers
P – Rick Faresse, Riptide
P – Chris McAuliffe, Secory Flyers
C – Willie Fernandez, Riptide
1B – Ryan Mullins, Secory Flyers
2B – Eddie Evans, Warriors
3B – Rob McQueen, Riptide
SS – Ron Cook, Secory Flyers
OF – Jason Carlberg, Red Onion
OF – Steve Dunn, Globe
OF – Bob Juchno, Bonnell’s
OF – Ryan Nietupski, Bonnell’s
UTIL – Jim Colvin, Bonnell’s
UTIL – Jim Pescatore, Globe
UTIL – Mark Lindsay, Globe


P – Bobby Hunt, Warriors
P – Randy Wilson, Italian Club
P – Dana Weaver, Bonnell’s
C – Billy Johnson, Gillie’s Bad Boys
1B – Tom Eurich, Konar’s
2B – Glen Garofano, Globe
3B – Larry Shotter, Italian Club
SS – Doug Kimber, McCashions
OF – Kris Krmer, Konar’s
OF – Tim Shephard, Gillie’s Bad Boys
OF – Ryan Mullins, Secory Flyers
OF – Chris Buncic, Italian Club
UTIL – Chris Graves, Warriors
UTIL – Dave Fancher, Riptide
UTIL – Shane Bishop, McCashions


1. Secory Flyers, Port Huron, MI (8-1)
2. Bonnell’s, Erie, PA (4-2)
3. Globe, Montvule, NJ (3-2)
4. Riptide, Hampton, NH (4-2)
5t. Italian Club, Masontown, PA (4-2)
5t. Red Onion, Baldwinville, MA (2-2)
7t. Gillie’s Bad Boys, Midland, MI (3-2)
7t. McCashions, Troy, NY (3-2)
9t. Konar’s, Cabot, PA (2-2)
9t. Legends, East Wareham, MA (1-2)
9t. Fort Apache Dodgers, Otisville, NY (1-2)
9t. Dollar Bazaar, Sayre, PA (1-2)
13t. Warriors, Chapel Hill, NC (2-2)
13t. Michigan Indians, Plymouth, MI (1-2)
13t. Quality Hardwoods, Kirkwood, NY (1-2)
13t. Trump, Schenectady, NY (1-2)
17t. Trademark Construction, Marine City, MI (0-2)
17t. Natural Healing, Keene, NH (0-2)
17t. Frank & Forster, Saginaw, MI (0-2)
17t. Baker’s Transportation, Franklin, PA (0-2)
17t. Folmar’s Construction, Erie, PA (0-2)
17t. Chico’s Hurricanes, Port Huron, MI (0-2)

2005 ASA Women’s Modified Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Portland, Oregon on August 11-14.

Champion – Wild Bunch, Beaverton, Oregon
Runner Up – Red Heat, Hillsboro, Oregon

  • MVP – Sarah Jarrett, Wild Bunch
  • Batting Champion – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A


P – Kate Tudela, Wild Bunch
P – Jayleen Morris, Waldport Rebels
C – Shikara Lowe, Red Heat
1B – Jennifer Bride, Wild Bunch
SS – Sarah Jarrett, Wild Bunch
OF – Kim Kraxberger, Wild Bunch
OF – Kaylin Marron, Red Heat
OF – Shikara Lowe, Red Heat
UTIL – Kayla Snow, Waldport Rebels
UTIL – Kristen Gilmore, Waldport Rebels
UTIL – Felicia Warfield, Waldport Rebels


1. Wild Bunch, Beaverton, OR (4-1)
2. Red Heat, Hillsboro, OR (4-2)
3. Waldport Rebels, Waldport, OR (0-4)

2005 ASA Girls Gold 18-Under Fast Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Salinas Sports Complex in Salinas, California on August 8-14, 2005.

Champion – Shamrocks, Vienna, Virginia
Runner Up – Arizona Hotshots Gold, Scottsdale, Arizona

Wearing white four-leaf clovers on their jerseys, the Virginia Shamrocks found some luck and timely hitting against the Arizona Hotshots on Sunday at the Salinas Sports Complex.

Maddy Coon hit an RBI double and later scored on a passed ball in the third inning to help the Shamrocks beat the Hotshots 3-1 in the title game of the Amateur Softball Association’s 18-under Gold National Championship.

The Shamrocks scored all three runs against starting pitcher Kim Reeder, the former Notre Dame product who last pitched two days ago. After Coon scored on a passed ball with two outs, Reeder was pulled for Katie Cotta, who ended the inning.

“My game was about ‘C range,” Reeder said. Before he was doused with water, Shamrocks coach Tommy Orndorff said he was elated his team finally pulled through with the title.

Earlier in the week, he celebrated his birthday. While his team didn’t promise him a championship, Orndorff said a viable gift would be to play in the title game.

“I’ve coached 36 years, and this is what you dream about,” Orndorff said. “I’ve always felt we could do it.

Seeing the University of Michigan win the College Softball World Series earlier this year brought hopes that more teams east of the Mississippi River could win softball titles in the college and high school levels, Orndorff said.

The Shamrocks won seven straight games to take the 64-team double-elimination tournament. The Hotshots made bids late in the game to force a second “if’ game, but many of the rallies started with two outs and were ended.

Arizona broke through in the top of the sixth with two outs. Jaci Hull hit a double and Caylyn Carlson promptly singled her home to cut its deficit to 3-1. Dani Gonzales reached on an infield hit, but Casey Willow then hit a grounder to first base.

“We’re a team that wakes up when we get behind,” said Ari-zona manager Rick Jones. “We just ran out of gas.”

It’s the highest finish for any Arizona travel softball team in the state ever, Jones said.

The two teams met several times earlier this year at regional tournaments throughout the nation, with the series pulled even. Two weeks ago, the Shamrocks did in the Hotshots in a low-scoring affair.

“With our pitchers, one is enough,” Coon said, referring to the passed ball in the first inning that allowed Courtney Bures to score and give the Shamrocks a 1-0 lead. In the first game of Sunday’s action, the Shamrocks beat Arizona 1-0 to reach the finals.

Arizona was then sent to the losers bracket and, with the help of a two-run home run by Stefanie Ewing, defeated the Orange County Batbusters 3-1 to qualify for the title game.

With the national championship done and the outcome not what she had hoped, Reeder has other teams on her mind.

“I’m thinking about UCLA and Stanford,” said the Ohio State University incoming freshman. “We play them in a tournament coming up, so I have to get ready for them.”


1. Shamrocks, Vienna, VA (7-0)
2. Arizona Hotshots Gold, Scottsdale, AZ (6-2)
3. O.C. Batbusters, Santa Ana, CA (6-2)
4. Impact Gold, Houston, TX (7-2)
5t. Corona Angels, Corona, CA (4-2)
5t. Anaheim O.C. Batbusters, Garden Grove, CA (7-2)
7t. Texas Eclipse Gold, Magnolia, TX (4-2)
7t. Gold Coast Hurricanes Gold, Davie, FL (5-2)
9t. Worth Firecrackers, Huntington Beach, CA (3-2)
9t. So Cal Diamonds, Newbury Park, CA (3-2)
9t. Victory USA Gold, Fountain Valley, CA (3-2)
9t. SK Sudden Impact Gold, Houston, TX (5-3)
13t. Strikkers, San Jose, CA (3-2)
13t. Chaos, St. Louis, MO (5-2)
13t. So Cal Athletics, Montclair, CA (5-2)
13t. Washington Ladyhawks, Redmond, WA (4-3)
17t. American Pastime Gold, Upland, CA (2-2)
17t. Beverly Bandits, Orland Park, IL (2-2)
17t. Tulsa Eagles Gold, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
17t. Gordon’s Panthers, Canyon Lake, CA (2-2)
17t. Georgia Titans, Lithonia, GA (2-2)
17t. Texas High Voltage Gold, Deer Park, TX (3-2)
17t. Indiana Magic Gold Clay, Rochester, IN (4-2)
17t. Sorcerer Softball 18 Gold, San Ramon, CA (4-2)
25t. TX Magic Gold, Missouri City, TX (3-2)
25t. Georgia Elite, Douglasville, GA (3-2)
25t. Georgia Fire Gold, Roswell, GA (2-2)
25t. Texas Rapid Fire, Flower Mound, TX (2-2)
25t. San Diego Renegades Gold, San Diego, CA (2-2)
25t. Nashville Nighthawks, Madison, TN (2-2)
25t. Strike Zone Ford, Hayward, CA (2-2)
25t. Texas Storm Gold, Bellaire, TX (2-3)
33t. Valley Breeze, Pacoima, CA (2-2)
33t. Missouri Renegades Gold, Union, MO (1-2)
33t. Mad Dogs, Alliance, OH (1-2)
33t. Blast Gold, Beaumont, TX (1-2)
33t. Louisiana Voodoo Gold, River Ridge, LA (1-2)
33t. Colorado Comets Gold, Denver, CO (1-2)
33t. KC Xtreme, Olathe, KS (1-2)
33t. Suncats, Glendale, AZ (1-2)
33t. Mize Diamonds Gold, Los Gatos, CA (1-2)
33t. Kansas City Peppers, Olathe, KS (1-2)
33t. Tuff-N-Tuffer Gold, Somerville, NJ (1-3)
33t. Vancouver Ford Gold, Vancouver, WA (1-3)
33t. Nor Cal Lite, Woodland, CA (1-3)
33t. Finesse, Sterling Heights, MI (2-2)
33t. High Intensity, Niceville, FL (2-2)
33t. Houston Power Gold, Katy, TX (2-2)
49t. California Cruisers, La Palma, CA (1-2)
49t. Oregon Panthers Gold, Salem, OR (1-2)
49t. Finesse, Omaha, NE (1-2)
49t. Jersey Inferno Gold, Basking Ridge, NJ (1-2)
49t. South Houston Mystixx, Houston, TX (1-2)
49t. Glacier NW Gold, Vancouver, WA (1-2)
49t. Southern Force Gold, Johnston City, IL (1-2)
49t. Washington Sidewinders, Snohomish, WA (0-3)
49t. So Cal Vipers, Moreno Valley, CA (0-3)
49t. Salinas Storm 18U Gold, Salinas, CA (0-3)
49t. Lil Saints, Phoenix, AZ (0-3)
49t. Team Fla, Clearwater, FL (0-3)
49t. R.B.I. Monarchs, Los Angeles, CA (0-3)
49t. Texas Storm Gold-Dixon, Pasadena, TX (0-3)
49t. WA Spirit Gold, Tri-Cities, WA (0-3)
49t. CF Intruders, Houston, TX (0-3)

2005 GOLD Bracket

2005 GOLD Bracket

2005 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: Armed Forces, San Antonio, Texas (West)
Runner Up: Yard Dawgs, Calhoun, Georgia (East)

Armed Forces won all three of the championship series games 16-2, 14-8, 9-5.

What a difference a year makes. Last year the Armed Forces women’s team went 1-3 in the Hooters Championship Series.

This year it walked away with the Women’s Open national title after sweeping the Yard Dawgs of Calhoun, Ga. Saturday at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Armed Forces won three consecutive games including the title game Saturday afternoon, 9-5, led by shortstop and series MVP Tammy Baldwin. A sergeant in the Army, Baldwin went 2-for-4 Saturday and finished the championship with an impressive .750 batting average. She had nine hits and four of them went four extra bases with three doubles and a home run. She brought home six runners and had an RBI in the third and deciding game. The Armed Forces finished with a team batting average of .509. The Armed Forces won the first title for the West in the Women’s Open, sweeping the Yard Dawgs and outscoring them 39-15. Armed Forces Tammy Baldwin was on fire the whole series as she started off in the first game with three hits (two of them doubles) and three RBIs in the 16-2 opening game win. Her bases loaded triple ignited the Armed Forces team to a 14-8 victory in the second game. Pitcher Laurie Doughty held the Yard Dawgs once again and went 3-3. She finished 3-0 Pitching and batted .625. Tammy Baldwin, Cheryl Trapnell, Shannon Eichenseer and Niki Dunn all had a pair of hits apiece. Third baseman Stephanie Johnson and Carol Pearson led the Yard Dawgs with three hits in as many at-bats including a pair of RBI singles.

  • MVP – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces (9-12, .750, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 2B)
  • Batting Leader – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces – .750
  • Home Run Leader – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces – 1

2005 East held at Gadsden, Alabama.

Champion: Yard Dawgs, Calhoun, Georgia
Runner Up: Long Island Tides, East Northport, New York

  • East MVP– not awarded
  • East Batting Leader – N/A
  • East Home Run Leader – N/A


P – Diane Kurant, West Michigan Stray Cats
C – Jean-Marie Hudcock, Long Island Tides
1B – Tricia Lipareli, Long Island Tides
2B – Lisa Redder, Long Island Tides
3B – Lisa Stellato, Long Island Tides
SS – Gretchen Gruber, Yard Dawgs
OF – Jody Trimmer, Long Island Tides
OF – Bonnie Rodgers, Long Island Tides
OF – Rhonda Varnesdeel, West Michigan Stray Cats
OF – Stacy Stanfield, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Rachel Hyatt, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Amanda Corley, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Christy Jameson, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Dana Wilhite, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Jennifer “Sis” Woods, Long Island Tides


P – Dena Stacks, Yard Dawgs
C – Kari Clifford, West Michigan Stray Cats
1B – Tara Lehnertz, West Michigan Stray Cats
2B – Nicole Merchant, West Michigan Stray Cats
3B – Renee Bolitho, West Michigan Stray Cats
SS – Carol Perroz, Long Island Tides
OF – Christine Bell, Long Island Tides
OF – Tammy Luneburg, Long Island Tides
OF – Lisa Lines, Shooters
OF – Diane Hatch, Shooters
UTIL – Jodie Howe, West Michigan Stray Cats
UTIL – Angie Huff, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Rhonda Graham, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Carol Pearson, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters


1. Yard Dawgs, Calhoun, GA (3-0)
2. Long Island Tides, East Northport, NY (3-2)
3. West Michigan Stray Cats, Lowell, MI (2-2)
4. Shooters, Orlando, FL (0-2)
5. Traders, Collierville, TN (0-2)

2005 West held at Waxahachie, Texas.

Champion: Okaki, Santa Ana, California
Runner Up: Lady Blue Jays, San Antonio, Texas

The women of Team OKAKI (Santa Ana, Calif.) were victorious over the Labor Day weekend to claim the ASA Women’s West Open Slow Pitch National Championship. Unfortunately due to prior commitments they are unable to continue on to battle their counterparts from the East during the Hooters Championship Series in Oklahoma City. Okaki won the final 2 championship games over the Lady Blue Jays 19-14 and 7-3 and finished 6-1, outscoring their opponents 89-44. Lady Blue Jays could make the trip to the National Championship Series, so the Armed Forces (USA) who finished third will represent the West.

  • MVP – Tamara Silvera, Okaki
  • Batting Leader – Lisa King, Lady Blue Jays
  • Home Run Leader – Nicole Friola, Okaki


P – Katrina Garcia, Okaki
C – Jamie Thompson, Armed Forces
1B – Mya McCrae Truelove, Lady Blue Jays
2B – Tamara Silvera, Okaki
3B – Jackie Dixon, Armed Forces
SS – Gina Perez, Lady Blue Jays
OF – Alma Dorado, Ladies First
OF – Christie Dammer, Okaki
OF – Lisa King, Lady Blue Jays
OF – Zeena Rossi, Lady Blue Jays
UTIL – UI Bal, Ladies First
UTIL – Karrie Warren, Armed Forces
UTIL – Janet Miyahara, Okaki
UTIL – Karla Martinez, Okaki
UTIL – Kat Sherer, Ladies First


1. Okaki, Santa Ana, CA (6-1)
2. Lady Blue Jays, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
3. Armed Forces, Peterson AFB, CO (4-2)
4. Ladies First, Los Angeles, CA (3-2)
5t. YaYa, Carrollton, TX (1-2)
5t. RIL, College Station, TX (2-2)
7t. Karphone, Los Angeles, CA (1-2)
7t. Hosea’s Angels, Waco, TX (0-2)
9t. Macken Plumbing, Rochester, MN (0-2)
9t. My Attitude, Waxahachie, TX (0-2)

2005 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

2005 held in Osceola, Florida on September 22-24.

Champion – Kirby Investments, Destin, Florida
Runner Up – Showcase/Chanticlear Pizza/TPS, North St. Paul, Minnesota

  • MVP – Joshua Clemmons, Kirby Investments
  • Offensive MVP – Jeff Anderson, Showcase/Chanticlear Pizza/TPS
  • Defensive MVP – Ed Hicks, Kirby Investments


  • Kermit Stricklin, Dobbs & Fox/NW Climate Controls/Gatorline
  • David Herrick, Dobbs & Fox/NW Climate Controls/Gatorline
  • Brendt Newbill, Dobbs & Fox/NW Climate Controls/Gatorline
  • Tom Nash, Showcase/Chanticlear Pizza/TPS
  • John Provo, Showcase/Chanticlear Pizza/TPS
  • Matt Bailey, Showcase/Chanticlear Pizza/TPS
  • Chaun Demars, Showcase/Chanticlear Pizza/Tps
  • Jon Jamison, James S. Arnold/Freeze Concrete
  • Tom Atha, James S. Arnold/Freeze Concrete
  • Kevin Bush, Kirby Investments
  • Jesse Hernandez, Kirby Investments
  • Scott Kirby, Kirby Investments


1. Kirby Investments, FL (7-0)
2. Showcase/Chanticlear Pizza/TPS, MN (5-2)
3. Dobbs & Fox/NW Climate Controls/Gatorline, WA (8-2)
4. James S. Arnold/Freeze Concrete, OH (5-2)
5t. Longhorns, MI (4-2)
5t. Classic Glass/Easton/Dss, CA (3-2)
7t. Triple J’s, CA (4-2)
7t. Antioch Merchants/Mediatrac, CA (4-2)
9t. RMS, AZ (4-2)
9t. O&S/Kevitt/Pov’s/Mayslacks/TPS, MN (3-2)
9t. EAS/Pollard’s/Easton, CO (3-2)
9t. WCS/LCV, CA (2-2)
13t. Angle Inn/Easton, MD (4-2)
13t. Sunrise Pools, MD (3-2)
13t. Cal’s/Butch’s, MI (2-2)
13t. J&H Wall/Crew, MN (2-2)
17t. ABS/TPS, MD (3-2)
17t. KC Trucking, WI (3-2)
17t. Creative Design, IL (2-2)
17t. Superior Restoration, OH (2-2)
17t. Smith/Easton, IL (1-2)
17t. RMA/CC, MN (1-2)
17t. Capital Mort/Infinity BMC/UA/MSC/TG, CO (1-2)
17t. National/Jerkys/Demarini, RI (1-2)
25t. Taylormade/ClS/Easton, VA (2-2)
25t. Medtronic, MN (1-2)
25t. Pole Position/C&M/Team Threads, MI (1-2)
25t. TNT, NY (1-2)
25t. Team Arkansas, AR (1-2)
25t. Higgs Properties/Worth, FL (1-2)
25t. RBC/Master Collision, CO (1-2)
25t. ICC/Bud Light/Easton, MI (0-2)
33t. Plumbers & Pipefitters, MI (1-2)
33t. Swamp Doggs, LA (0-2)
33t. Katama/Shoe Leather, CT (0-2)
33t. Pure Romance, OH (0-2)
33t. All-Star Plumbing/Miken, OK (0-2)
33t. Oklahoma Worth, OK (0-2)
33t. Illustrated Sportswear/Easton, AR (0-2)
33t. Cambridge State Bank, MN (0-2)
33t. GEM Constructors/Mizuno, NC (0-2)
33t. Team Easton, FL (0-2)
33t. Stucco2/MJ Lowe/TPS, OH (0-2)
33t. Easton/Hooters/Rockets, MN (0-2)