Category: 2015

2015 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2015 held at Ashland, Ohio on July 23-26.

Champion – Hill United Chiefs, Machias, New York
Runner Up – A1 Bombers, Medford, Pennsylvania

Chiefs beat Gremlins in the championship game, 7-0. Adam Folkard hurled a 1-hit shutout and Nick Shailes led the offensive attack (2 HRs, 3 RBIs). Craig Crawford was 3-3 with a double and an RBI. This was the third straight ASA National Championship for the Hill United Chiefs. Adam Folkard won his 11th consecutive ASA National Championship game as a pitcher.  For the Record, the Chiefs became the first and only team in Softball History to win 3 Straight ASA National Championships and also 3 Straight ISC World Championships as well.

  • MVP – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs (5-0, 25 IP, 1 ER, 29 K, 3 Shutouts, including 1-hit shutout in Championship game)
  • Batting Leader – Craig Crawford, Hill United Chiefs (7-11, 4 Runs) – .636
  • Home Run Leader – Jeff Goolagong, NY Gremlins (8-15, .533, 14 RBI, 9 Runs) – 5
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs (5-0, 29 K, 25 IP, 1 ER, 3 Shutouts)


P – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs
P – Andrew Kirkpatrick, New York Gremlins (2-1, 15 IP, 20 K)
P – Devon McCullough, A1 Bombers
C – Freddy Carmona, A1 Bombers
OF – Freddy Terkelsen, Hallman Twins
OF – Jeffrey Goolagong, New York Gremlins
OF – Brad Ezekiel, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Kris Walushka, A1 Bombers
UTIL – Joel Evans, Hallman Twins
UTIL – Zeron Winters, Hallman Twins
UTIL – Steve Mullaley, Hill United Chiefs (3 HR)
IF – Nick Shailes, Hill United Chiefs (3 HR)
IF – Tyler Dudley, A1 Bombers
IF – Matt Palazzo, New York Gremlins (3 HR, 6 RBI)
IF – Rafael Flores, New York Gremlins


P – Ramon Jones, PA Power
P – Duane Weiler, Bedford Rays
P – Jeremy Manley, Hallman Twins
C – Freddie Moreta, PA Power
OF – Juan Nunez, PA Power
OF – Mathieu Roy, New York Gremlins (7-12, .583, 2 HR, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 9 Runs)
OF – Derrick Kennedy, A1 Bombers
OF – Pat Sagdal, New York Gremlins
UTIL – Jason Hill, Hill United Chiefs
UTIL – Jovaan Hanley, New York Gremlins
UTIL – Brennan Pokoyoway, New York Gremlins
IF – Gil Saenez, A1 Bombers
IF – Brandon Horn, Hallman Twins
IF – Jerome Raemaki, A1 Bombers
IF – Blair Ezekiel, New York Gremlins


1. Hill United Chiefs, Machias, NY (5-0)
2. A1 Bombers, Medford, MA (7-2)
3. New York Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (3-2)
4. Hallman Twins, Topeka, KS (4-2)
5t. PA Power, Watsontown, PA (2-2)
5t. Northeast Drillers, Pottstown, PA (2-2)
7t. Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark, WI (2-2)
7t. Toronto Gators, Toronto, CN (3-2)
9t. Peligro Gremlins, Staten Island, NY (1-2)
9t. Scarbourough Force, Glencoe, OH (1-2)
9t. California A’s, Bakersfield, CA (2-2)
9t. Great Lakes Mariners, Eaton Rapids, MI (2-2)
13t. Pueblo Bandits, Pueblo., CO (0-3)
13t. SME Threshers, West Fargo, ND (0-3)
13t. Bedford Rays, Lititz, PA (0-3)
13t. Bloomington Stix, Lexington, IL (0-3)

NOTES: The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

2015 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2015 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: All Armed Forces, Sam Houston, Texas
Runner Up: Derby Girls, Kent, Washington

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/, 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 RBI, 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 RBI, 8 Runs) – 3


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
UTIL – Tara Salcedo, Derby Girls/Combat
UTIL – Abby Beach, Askarben Skers
UTIL – Bri Benesh, Derby Girls/Combat
UTIL – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Combat
UTIL – Ashley Tarver, Lady MVP


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)

NOTES: The tournament format was a three game guarantee bracket.