Category: 2015

2015 ASA Open Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

2015 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion: All Armed Forces, Sam Houston, TX
Runner Up: Derby Girls, Kent, WA


Armed Forces scored 10 runs in the 2nd inning to pull away and finally win the final 16-6 in five innings. The Armed Forces collected 18 hits, led by Terri Hodges 3-3 effort. April Ortenzo had a double and a triple and drove in 3 runs. Schameka White (5-9, .556, 11 RBIs) was 2-3 with 3 RBIs. Pitcher Krystal Cavette held the powerful Derby Girls offense to only 6 hits. Tara Salcedo (10-15, .667, 7 RBIs) had 2 RBIs and Stafanie Watt (9-13, .692, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs) scored 2 runs to lead he Derby Girls. A 10-run explosion in the second inning helped land the U.S. Armed Forces the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National title. In a 16-6 win (five innings) over Derby Girls/Combat/Softball.com, each member of the Armed Forces recorded a hit as the team totaled for 18 hits during their offensive fueled victory in Sunday’s Championship Game. The Armed Forces finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record while hitting .573 as a team. The Armed Forces struck big in the second inning, plating 10 runs in the second on a three triples, two singles and a sac fly. Tournament MVP April Ortenzo was red hot for the Armed Forces, racking up three RBI on two hits for the Armed Forces. She doubled in the first inning and tripled in the third inning. Derby Girls looked to mount a comeback in the third inning as three runs would cross the plate, but the Armed Forces would tack on another five runs in the bottom half of the frame to extend their lead. Down to their final at-bat, Derby Girls loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the fifth, but the Armed Forces defense held strong to get a double play before a groundout to the third baseman brought the game to a close. Derby Girls earned a spot in the Championship Game after defeating the Askarben Skers 15-4 (six innings) earlier in the day.


  • MVP – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces (8-10, .800, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces – .800
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (7-13, .538, 5 Walks, .667 OB%, 13 RBIs, 8 Runs) – 3

ASA OPEN WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Krystal Cavette, All Armed Forces
  • IF – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces
  • IF – Kami Marrott, Derby Girls/Combat
  • IF – Marjorie Mills, All Armed Forces
  • IF – Erika Citron, All Armed Forces
  • IF – Victoria Pzsyk, All Armed Forces
  • OF – Stefanie Watt, Derby Girls/Combat
  • OF – Miranda Sanderson, All Armed Forces
  • OF – Holly Leiter, Derby Girls/Combat
  • OF – Teresa Herring, All Armed Forces
  • UT – Tara Salcedo, Derby Girls/Combat
  • UT – Abby Beach, Askarben Skers
  • UT – Bri Benesh, Derby Girls/Combat
  • UT – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Combat
  • UT – Ashley Tarver, Lady MVP

FINAL STANDINGS

1. All Armed Forces, Sam Houston, TX 3-0
2. Derby Girls, Kent, WA 3-2
3. Askarben Skers, Lincoln, NE 4-2
4. Lady MVP, Oklahoma City, OK 2-2
5t. Toxic Swirl, Duncan, OK 0-3
5t. Wolfpack, Enid, OK 0-3

2015 USSSA A Men’s Slow Pitch Worlds

2015 held at Kissimmee, Florida on September 18-20.


Champion
Runner Up


  • MVP –
  • Batting Champion –
  • HR Champion –

USSSA A ALL WORLD TEAM


FINAL STANDINGS

1 Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth Bryant, AR 7-1
2 Precision/Easton/DO Chicago, IL 4-2
3 Albicocco/The Scene/Easton Commack, NY 3-2
4 Combat/Northwest Athletics Kent, WA 4-2
5t TG Brand Flint, MI 3-2
5t Red’s Astros/Louisville Slugger Indianapolis, IN 2-2
7t Team Racks/Easton Casper, WY 2-2
7t S2S/R.E.M. Seminole, FL 2-2
9t Shirt Doctors/Bomb Squad Saint Lucie, FL 2-2
9t VCH Worth Dallas, TX 2-2
9t Broughton Pharmacy/Bad Draw/Worth Greenville, NC 1-2
9t Primetime/Easton Macon, GA 1-2
13t API Plumbing/Shirt DRs Kissimmee, FL 0-2
13t Xtreme/Miken Dayton, MN 0-2
13t Encompass/Eurotech/Easton/CA Champlin, MN 0-2
13t Compound Athletics/Easton Chicago, IL 0-2
17 Beckham Brothers Construction Gainesville, FL 0-2


Tournament Website – http://www.usssa.com/slowpitch/event_home/?eventID=145118

2015 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

2015 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 2-4.


Champion – ASPnation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld Fort Worth, TX
Runner Up – Precision/Easton/Do Chicago, IL


  • MVP – Kyle Pearson, ASPNation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld (21-26, .808, 6 HRs, 27 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Chris Greinert, Team Combat/Baugh Ford/Softball.com (19-30, .767, 28 RBIs, 18 Runs) – 10
  • Batting Leader – Mike Brown, All American Athletics (26-32, 9 HRs, 32 RBIs, 21 Runs – .813

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

P – Mike Brown, All American Athletics
IF – Kyle Pearson, ASPNation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld
IF – Keith Laski, Precision/Easton/DO
IF – Chris Potts, ASPNation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld
IF – Matt Vern, ASPNation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld
IF – Jeff Keske, Precision/Easton/DO
OF – Matt Schrage, T’s 13
OF – Dan Kirkwood, Precision/Easton/DO
OF – Davis Bilardello, Precision/Easton/DO
OF – Denny Branch, Reds Astros
UT – Denny Crine, Heartland Investors
UT – Tim Bowser, ASPNation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld
UT – Chris Greinert, Team Combat/Baugh Ford/Softball.com
UT – Shannon Smith, T’s 13
UT – Cooper Vittitow, ASPNation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld


FINAL STANDINGS

1st – ASPnation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld Fort Worth, TX 5-0
2nd – Precision/Easton/Do Chicago, IL 3-2
3rd – T’s 13 Omaha., NE 3-2
4th – All American Athletics Clackamas, OR 4-2
5th – Red’s Astros Indianapolis, IN 1-2
5th – Team Combat/Baugh Ford/Softball.com Seattle, WA 3-2
7th – West Coast Monsta/The Scene Calimesa, CA 1-2
7th – Heartland Investors Mandan, ND 1-2
9th – BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City Rochester, MN 1-2
9th – All Armed Forces Washington, D.C. 0-2
9th – OC Grimes, IA 0-2
9th – Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/Easton Burlington, IA 0-2

2015 USSSA Major World Series

2015 held at Kissimmee, Florida.


Champion – Resmondo-Specialty Tank-Worth, Winter Haven, FL
Runner Up – Smash it Sports/Compound Athletics, Cicero, NY


  • Co-MVPs – Bubba Mack, Resmondo (20-23, .870, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Co-MVPs – Scott Kirby, Smash it Sports (23-28, .821, 14 HRs, 18 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader -Scott Kirby, Smash it Sports – 14
  • Batting Leader -Bubba Mack, Resmondo – .870
  • Defensive MVP – Luis Reyna, Smash it Sports
  • Offensive MVP – Nic Santana, Resmondo (15-18, .833, 8 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11 Runs)

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Andrew Collins – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
  • BJ Fulk – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
  • Dennis Rulli – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
  • Don Dedonatis III – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
  • Jeremy Yates – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
  • Greg Connell – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
  • Andy Purcell – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth
  • Brian Wegman – Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics
  • Bryson Baker – Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics
  • Dale Brungardt – Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics
  • Ryan Parfitt – Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics
  • Steven Lloyd – Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics
  • Orlando Castillo – Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger
  • Ryan Harvey – Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger
  • Terry Baggs – Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger
  • Kevin Kennington – Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger
  • Sid Stephany – Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
  • Cory Large – Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
  • Brad Reckart – Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
  • Brandon Dillon – Red’s Astros/Louisville Slugger
  • Kyle Pearson – Compound Athletics/Easton
  • Manager – Frank Webb – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth

FINAL RESULTS

Place Team State Record
1. Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth FL – Winter Haven 5-0
2. Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics/ NYU – Cicero, NY 4-2
3. Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger IN – LAWRENCEBURG 5-2
4t. Albicocco/The Scene/Easton NYU – Commack 3-2
5t. Red’S Astros/Louisville Slugger IN – Indianapolis 3-2
5t. Compound Athletics/Easton IL – CHICAGO 2-2
7t. Vch Worth TXN – Dallas 3-2
7t. Team Combat/Baugh Ford/Softball.Com WA – KENT 2-2
9t. Team Racks Easton WY – Casper 2-2
9t. Precision/Easton/Do IL – Chicago 1-2
9t. Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth Qualified AR – Bryant 1-2
9t. Xtreme/Miken MN – Dayton 1-2
13t. Encompass / Eurotech / Easton / Ca MN – Champlin 1-2
13t. 4 The Fallen/Jtf Hawaii WA – Tumwater 1-2
13t. Tg Brand MI – Flint 0-2
13t. Oc Swats Doerflinger/Miken/Lcp CAS – Yorba Linda 0-2
17t. Pure Romance/Foulks Adjusting/Headl OH – Cincinnati 0-2
17t. Broughton Pharmacy/Bad Draw/Worth NC – Greenville 0-2

2015 ASA Super Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

2015 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Champion – BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City, Rochester, MN
Runner Up – Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY


BBS of Minnesota defeated West Coast Monsta of California 30-15 in the winners bracket final on Orlando Castillo’s run rule walk off homer. Castillo was 5-5 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in the game. West Coast Monsta then had to face Long Haul in the losers bracket final. The decision was not close as Long Haul won 34-18. Long Haul had traveled through the losers bracket to reach the championship. They found themselves down 19-5 to Reds Astros, before coming back to win 49-29 on the strength of Ryan Parfitt’s 6-6 game with 4 HRs and 8 RBIs. Bryson Baker was 7-7 in the win. Long Haul then defeated Heartland Investors 37-21, then T’s 13 fell to the Long Haulers 52-36. T’s actually led 25-2 and 31-15 in that game, before Long Haul out scored them 50-11 in the last 4 innings. In the Championship round, Long Haul needed to beat BBS to force the “if” game, but that was easier said than done. Long Haul led 25-18 in the 6th inning.  Greg Connell of BBS hit a line drive off the top of the 45 foot high scoreboard to ignite a fire that saw BBS then hit 5 consecutive homers, capped by Lee Payne’s shot that gave then a 26-25 lead. In the top of the 7th, Brett Helmer (4-5, with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs in the game) hit a HR to tie the game 26-26. It was over quick in the bottom of the 7th as big Greg Connell hit a walk off 2-run home run to win the ASA Super National Championship. Connell and Tournament MVP Andrew Collins combined to go 11-11 with 6 HRs and 14 RBIs in the final game. Collins was named the Tournament MVP, Batting Champion (.905) and Co-Home Run Champion with 10. Ryan Parfitt of Long Haul also hit 10 HRs. Dale Brungardt of Long Haul had 26 RBIs. Pitcher Travis Clark of Long Haul was 21-29 (.724) with 8 HRs and 25 RBIs. by far, the best tournament by any Pitcher.


  • MVP – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City (19-21, .905, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • HR Leaders – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City – 10
  • HR Leaders – Ryan Parfitt, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton (22-31, .710, 25 RBIs, 20 Runs) – 10
  • Batting Leader – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City  – .905

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Travis Clark, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • IF – Chente Granados, West Coast Monsta/The Scene
  • IF – Orlando Castillo, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • IF – Brad Reckart, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • IF – Dennis Rulli, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • IF – Ronald Bubba Mack, ASPNation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld
  • OF – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • OF – Jeremy Yates, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • OF – Ryan Parfitt, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • OF – Mike Umscheid, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • UT – Chris Larsen, Ts 13/DeMarini
  • UT – Ryan Harvey, West Coast Monsta/The Scene
  • UT – Brett Helmer, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • UT – Greg Connell, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • UT – Dale Brungardt, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton

FINAL STANDINGS

1. BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City, Rochester, MN 4-0
2. Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY 4-2
3. West Coast Monsta/The Scene, Calimesa, CA 2-2
4. T’s 13/Demarini, Omaha, NE 2-2
5t. Heartland Investors, Mandan, ND 1-2
5t. ASPNation/A&A Utility/KV Weld, Dallas, TX 2-2
7t. Red’s Astros, Indianapolis, IN 1-2
7t. OC, Grimes, IA 0-2
9. Team Combat/Baugh Ford/Softball.com, Kent, WA 0-2