Category: 2018

2018 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2018 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team

Bryson Baker
Woodland, Calif.
Swings: Easton

Kevin Bazat
Columbia, Mo.
Swings: Easton

Cory Briggs*
Siloam Springs, Ark.
Swings: Miken

Dale Brungardt
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini

Travis Clark
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Greg Connell
Moultrie, Ga.
Swings: Easton

Brandon Dillon
Anderson, Ind.
Swings: Miken

Ben Dunn*
League City, Texas
Swings: Easton

Ryan Harvey*
Clearwater, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Kyle Pearson
Stonewall, La.
Swings: Miken

Luis Reyna
Tampa, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Steve Whaley
Spring, Texas
Swings: Monsta

Jeremy Yates
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Brett Helmer
Cicero, N.Y.
Head Coach

Todd Ankney
Lake Villa, Ill.
Assistant Coach

Tim Barnes
Gladewater, Texas
Assistant Coach

2018 Futures National Team

Brad Carlsen*
Sparks, Nev.
Swings: Monsta

Andrew Collins
Largo, Fla.
Swings: Miken

Jeff Flood
Sandy, Ore.
Swings: DeMarini

Travis Houseman*
Urbandale, Iowa
Swings: Monsta

Erik Kanaby
Houston, Texas
Swings: DeMarini

Brian Logan
Richmond, Va.
Swings: Miken/Worth

Brian McBryde
Humble, Texas
Swings: Miken

Ryan McClanahan*
El Cajon, Calif.
Swings: Monsta

Faron Miller
Goshen, Ind.
Swings: DeMarini

Brett Rettenmeier
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Swings: Monsta

Shannon Smith
Norman, Okla.
Swings: Miken

Jordan Spaulding*
Phoenix, Ariz.
Swings: Easton

Adam Ussery*
Benton, Ark.
Swings: Miken

John Williams
Moweaqua, Il.
Swings: Monsta

Rob Humphrey
Burlington, Iowa
Head Coach

Denny Crine
Henderson, Nev.
Assistant Coach

2018 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2018 held at Prairie Island Athletic Complex in Prairie Island, MN on August 25-16.

Prairie Island was the host for the 2018 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch National in 2018 as the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium would begin the second round of construction to assemble the press box and second deck. The pre-tournament chatter was about conference A or better teams and the defending champion, L&S Glass, were allowed to play in the tournament.

The semifinals featured four area teams while the winner’s bracket was wrecked by unseeded teams. Heartland Investors of Mandan, ND came out on top with local star and former Team USA pitcher Geno Buck would lead the way. Heartland Investors won ASA B Nationals the last time it was in Minnesota (Andover’s Sunshine Park) in 2013.

Heartland won the ASA B crown the last time it was held in Minnesota which was 2002 in Andover at Sunshine Park.

Champion: Heartland Investors, Mandan, ND
Runner Up: All American Restoration/Monsta, Blaine, MN

  • MVP – Mike Feldmann, Heartland Investors – .792 OBP, 3 HR
  • Batting Champion – Brandon Patzig, Evolution/Primetime/Easton/Klutch – .813
  • HR Champion – Dan Cayton, All American Restoration/Monsta – 8 HR


  • Dan Cayton, All American Restoration/Monsta
  • Artie Barcelo, All American Restoration/Monsta
  • Jeff Renno, All American Restoration/Monsta
  • Losson White, All American Restoration/Monsta
  • Damon Wegner, Comatose/S2N/Monsta
  • Austin Andrews, Comatose/S2N/Monsta
  • Tony Mueller, Dugout 47/Airstack/Bud Light
  • Drew Knutson, Dugout 47/Airstack/Bud Light
  • Scott Novak, Eurotech/First Source Financial/Norm’s Tier
  • Brandon Patzig, Evolution/Primetime/Easton/Kluth
  • Mike Feldman, Heartland Investors
  • Chris Dahl, Heartland Investors
  • Blaine Horsager, Heartland Investors
  • Geno Buck, Heartland Investors
  • Scott Huffman, Heartland Investors


1. Heartland Investors, Mandan, ND (5-0)
2. All American Restoration/Monsta, Blaine, MN (5-2)
3. Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, WI (3-2)
4. Dugout47/Airstack/Budlight, Sparta, WI (4-2)
5t. T’s 13/Monsta, Omaha, NE (4-2)
5t. T’s 13/Monsta/Ductech, South St. Paul, MN (3-2)
7t. Peper Farms Trucking/RPS Painting, Sioux Falls, SD (2-2)
7t. Evolution/Primetime/Easton/Klutch, Rowlett, TX (3-2)
9t. OA Apparel, Albertville, MN (1-2)
9t. Above All Landscaping/Evo9X, Jackson, NJ (2-2)
9t. Eurotech/First Source Financial/Norm’S Tire, Champlin, MN (2-2)
9t. L&S Glass, San Jose, CA (1-2)
13t. Chanticlear/J&H/P5/JEC/Miken/Worth, Brooklyn Park, MN (1-2)
13t. Swiing Kiingz/Iconic/Spiderz, Maryville, IL (0-2)
13t. Silverbacks, Inner Grove Heights, MN (0-2)
13t. Club 2000/Dong City, Urbandale, IA (0-2)
17t. TC8 Blasters, Davenport, IA (0-2)
17t. OC, Grimes, IA (0-2)
17t. La Famiglia/Eastern/Elite Sports/DRMG, Bethel Park, PA (0-2)

2018 TPS Power Ratings

Must have participated in 6 or more eligible events. Information is provided in the following order:

  • Team Name.
  • Team Class.
  • Team’s Home Base.
  • TPS Power Rating.
  • Number of Eligible Tournaments participated in.
  • Wins & Losses.
  • Won-Lost %.
  • Computer Rank
Rank Team City State Record PCT Points Events SC
1 Resmondo/RDD/H. Auto/All In/Sprizzi/ Winter Haven  FL (64-15) .810 117.216 14 1
2 Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken Rochester  NY (57-20) .740 115.523 13 2
3 Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith San Jose  CA (52-15) .776 104.870 11 3
4 Pure Sports/Monsta Charleston  SC (49-20) .710 92.200 13 4
5 TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken Charlotte  NC (45-25) .643 91.856 14 6
6 Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon Medina  MN (42-25) .627 83.984 14 7
7 Rack’s/Worth Astros/Klutch/Troupe Fishers  IN (33-22) .600 82.581 12 10
8 Newbreed/Steel Sports/DeMarini Bothell  WA (46-25) .648 81.574 14 11
9 Riot Sports/Broughton/Beckham/Worth Tampa  FL (34-20) .630 80.432 12 9
10 Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E Kent  OH (28-20) .583 79.822 11 13
11 Premier/Easton/HDLNS Morrow  OH (22-18) .550 76.441 9 12
12 Precision/3rd Street/Bull Dawg Chicago  IL (24-18) .571 76.042 10 5
13 Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw Gainesville  FL (25-21) .543 75.466 11 8
14 All Out/A&A/Steel Sports/ASP/Miken Gladewater  TX (34-20) .630 74.282 10 17
15 TG Brand Flint  MI (19-17) .528 73.109 9 14
16 Bay Area Legends/Miken Castro Valley  CA (18-17) .514 71.942 9 20
17 Baugh Ford/Pure Sports/Kincaid Clanton  AL (25-17) .595 71.837 10 16
18 La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports Pittsburgh  PA (24-20) .545 71.100 10 18
19 Nightmare/Miken Branson  MO (26-21) .553 67.301 11 21
20 Classic Glass/Easton San Jose  CA (20-14) .588 66.250 8 22

2018 USSSA Men’s AA Slow Pitch Worlds

2018 held at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida on September 15-16.

Champion – Pure Sports/Monsta, Charleston, South Carolina
Runner Up – TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • MVP – Justin Mucciarelli, Pure Sports/Monsta
  • Offensive MVP – Jason Matusik, TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken
  • Defensive MVP – Heath Barnes, Pure Sports/Monsta


Ryan McClanahan, Pure Sports/Monsta
Jason Branch, Pure Sports/Monsta
Brady Stewart, TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken
Justin Mucciarelli, Pure Sports/Monsta
Zachary Messer, Pure Sports/Monsta
Donnie Hammonds, Pure Sports/Monsta
Nick Mitschke, Rack’s/Worth Astros/Klutch/Troupe
Curtis Stewart, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
Patrick Price, Pure Sports/Monsta
Patrick Ellwanger, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
BJ Fulk, TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken
Faron Miller, TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken
Bill Pinkham, Rack’s/Worth Astros/Klutch/Troupe
Shannon Smith, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon


1. Pure Sports/Monsta Charleston, SC (4-0)
2. TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken Charlotte, NC (3-2)
3. Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon Medina, MN (5-2)
4. Rack’s/Worth Astros/Klutch/Troupe Fishers, IN (4-2)
5t. La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)
5t. Primetime/Easton/Evolution Forsyth, GA (2-2)
7t. Riot Sports/Broughton/Beckham/Worth Tampa, FL (1-2)
7t. Precision/3rd Street/Bull Dawg Chicago, IL (1-2)
9t. Newbreed/Steel Sports/DeMarini Bothell, WA (1-2)
9t. All Out/A&A/Steel Sports/ASP/Miken Gladewater, TX (1-2)
9t. Premier/Easton/HDLNS Morrow, OH (0-2)
9t. Nightmare/Miken Branson, MO (0-2)
13t. SNI/Easton/SDA/Dynasty Orlando, FL (0-2)

Tournament Website –

2018 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2018 held at Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida on August 31-September 2.

Champion – Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw Gainesville, Virginia
Runner Up – Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E Kent, Ohio

  • MVP – Cam Byars, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
  • Offensive MVP – Ryan Roppel, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
  • Defensive MVP – Freddie Bynum, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw


Peter Seiden, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
Aaron Sandoval, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
Tim Bouch, La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports
Ryan Noe, Premier/Easton/HDLNS
Frankie Andriola, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
Pedro Sanchez, La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports
CJ Jacinto, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
Phil Matte, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
Hunter Young, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
Christopher Idip, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
Ryan Uckotter, Premier/Easton/HDLNS
Chris Nann, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
David Durso, Jr., La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports
Anthony Dominick, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
Richard Racobaldo, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw


1. Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw – Gainesville, VA (6-1)
2. Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E – Kent, OH (4-2)
3. La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports – Pittsburgh, PA (5-2)
4. Premier/Easton/HDLNS – Morrow, OH (3-2)
5t. OI Livingston/Adiktiv – Peachtree City, GA (4-2)
5t. TG Brand – Flint, MI (3-2)
7t. Rebel Sports/Dirty Sports/Miken – Dearborn, MI (3-2)
7t. Baugh Ford/Pure Sports/Kincaid – Clanton, AL (2-2)
9t. Chanticlear/J&H/P5/JEC/Miken/Worth – Coon Rapids, MN (3-2)
9t. Infamous/Salt Riot/Double Cup – Denver, CO (3-2)
9t. Team Fan Apparel – Jacksonville, AR (3-2)
9t. Bay Area Legends/Miken – Castro Valley, CA (1-2)
13t. Nallys/D&D/Berserk – Oronogo, MO (2-2)
13t. Seminoles/TPS/NACSF.Inc/Easton – Tulsa, OK (2-2)
13t. Fish Head/Top Shelf E Shore Sports – Baltimore, MD (1-2)
13t. Regulators Parker, CO (1-2)
17t. Tradesmen/Louisville Slugger – Salt Lake City, UT (1-2)
17t. SNI/Easton/SDA/Dynasty – Orlando, FL (1-2)
17t. Sports Reach – Campbellsville, KY (1-2)
17t. CTC/SouthShore – Methuen, MA (0-2)
17t. Stars/VSP/Miken/Thunder – Denver, CO (0-2)
17t. AIRE/SLM/Downtime Sports – Avondale, AZ (0-2)
17t. Classic Glass/Easton – San Jose, CA (0-2)
17t. Smashitsports/Thunder/Dominos/Easton – Rochester, NY (0-2)
25. Wiley’s Supreme/Alpha Prime Sports – Haines City, FL (0-2)

Tournament Website –

2018 NSA Men’s Slow Pitch Elite Super Worlds

2018 held at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on September 28-30.

The following is a list of teams entered, no tournament results have been made available.

1. Lewis Lawn Service
2. Haymark/Worsham
3. Carolina Elite/Haymark2
4. Baugh Ford/Pure Sports/Kincaid Sports
5. Cookies/Terry’s/Louisville Slugger

2018 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

2018 held in Kitchener, Ontario at Peter Hallman Ballyard, on August 10-18.

Champion – NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York
Runner Up – Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark, Wisconsin

  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Bryan Abrey, NY Gremlins
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Andrew Kirkpatrick, NY Gremlins
  • Newcomer of the Year – Michal Holbradek, Bear Bottom Lodge
  • Leading Hitter – Manuel Godoy, Circle Tap Dukes
  • Most RBI – Bradley Ezekiel, Hill United Chiefs


P – Andrew Kirkpatrick, NY Gremlins
P – Sean Cleary, Hallman Twins
P – Roman Godoy, Circle Tap
C – Ryan Boland, Hallman Twins
C – Nick Mullins, NY Gremlins
IF – Derek Mayson, Hallman Twins
IF – Jerome Raemaki, NY Gremlins
IF – Blair Ezekiel, Circle Tap
IF – Ian Fehrman, Hallman Twins
IF – Daniel Dalton, Circle Tap
OF – Bradley Ezekiel, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Manuel Godoy, Circle Tap
OF – Mathieu Roy, NY Gremlins
OF – Bryan Abrey, NY Gremlins
DH – Zenon Winters, NY Gremlins


P – Michal Holobradek, Bear Bottom Lodge
P – Huemel Mata, Hallman Twins
P – Tyler Randerson, Nith River Monsters
C – Braden Rutt, Bear Bottom Lodge
C – Ryan Merriman, Ostrander Norsemen
IF – Shane Boland, Hill United Chiefs
IF – Colin Walsh, Hallman Twins
IF – Mikulas Klas, Bear Bottom Lodge
IF – Tyler Pauli, Nith River Monsters
IF – Peter Rodriguez, Bear Bottom Lodge
OF – Matt Ratliff, Circle Tap
OF – Bob Gillow, Hallman Cubs
OF – Teo Migliavacca, Hallman Twins
OF – Yusef Davis, JB Bombers
DH – Jeff Ellsworth, Hill United Chiefs


1. New York Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY
2. Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark, WI
3. Hallman Twins, Kitchener, ON
4. Hill United Chiefs, Ohsweken, ON
5t. J&B Bombers, Agoura Hills, CA
5t. Kitchener Hallman Cubs, Kitchener, ON
7t. Nith River Monsters, New Hamburg, ON
7t. Bear Bottom Lodge Haymakers, Ephrata, PA
9t. Ostrander Norsemen, Ostrander, MN
9t. Bloomington Stix, Bloomington, IL
9t. Kegel Black Knights, Fargo, ND
9t. Kansas City Monarchs, Belleville, KS
13t. Elmira Expos, Elmira, ON
13t. The Bar on the Avenue Buzz, Appleton, WI
13t. Toronto Batmen, Toronto, ON
13t. Rio Grande Senators, Austin, TX
17t. Grande Prairie Pirates, Grande Prairie Alta
17t. Kingston Axemen, Kingston, ON
17t. Waterdown First Ontario Hammer, Waterdown, ON
17t. Niagara Snappers, Niagara Falls, ON
17t. Pueblo Bandits, Pueblo, CO
17t. Cobourg Dirt Rd Co, Cobourg, ON
17t. Dolan & Murphy, Aurora, IL
17t. Tin Cup Tornado, St. Paul, MN
25t. Shakespeare Falcons, Shakespeare, ON
25t. Bell Cartage Outlaws, Kitchener, ON
25t. Irma Tigers, Irma, AB
25t. The Lakes, Fenelon Falls, ON
25t. 3 Cheers Pub, St. John’s, NFLD
25t. Alvinston Aces, Alvinston, ON
25t. Frankenmuth Brewery, Frankenmuth, MI
25t. Ohsweken Redmen, Ohsweken, ON
33t. Puslinch Kodiaks, Puslinch, ON
33t. Kitchener Predators, Kitchener, ON
33t. Ashland A’s, Ashland, OH
33t. Durham Diamondbacks, Durham, ON



2018 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

2018 held at Viera, Florida.

Champion – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton, Winter Haven, Florida
Runner Up – Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken, Rochester, New York

This was the first year for the Major World Series to be held at USSSA Space Coast Stadium.

  • MVP – Bubba Mack, Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto (19-25, .760, 13 HR, 25 RBI, 15 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Ryan Harvey, Smash It/Thunder (30-26, .833, 34 RBI, 23 Runs) – 17
  • Batting Leader – Mike Brambilla, Nightmare/Miken (23-26, 10 HR, 25 RBI, 22 Runs) – .885
  • Offensive MVP – Ryan Harvey, Smash It/Thunder (30-26, .833, 17 HR, 34 RBI, 23 Runs)
  • Defensive MVP – Steele Lewis, Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto


  • Brian Wegman – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • Bryson Baker – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • Andy Purcell – Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
  • Greg Connell – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • Jeremy Yates – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • Travis Clark – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • David Kessler – Precision/3rd Street/Bull Dawg
  • Johnathon Williams – Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
  • Cory Briggs – Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
  • Andrew Collins – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith
  • Buddy Wolf – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • Filip Cabell Washington – Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
  • Jason Matusik – TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken
  • Josh Riley – Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
  • Tyler Wilson – TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken
  • Kyle Pearson – Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
  • Davis Bilardello – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith
  • Benjamin Dunn – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith
  • Brandon Traylor – Newbreed/Steel Sports/DeMarini
  • Ryan Stovall – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith
  • Neil Haglund – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • Manager – Brett Helmer – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton


1. Resmondo/Rdd/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi Winter Haven, FL (5-1)
2. Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken Rochester, NY (6-2)
3. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith San Jose, CA (3-2)
4. TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken Charlotte, NC (3-2)
5t. Precision/3rd Street/Bull Dawg Chicago, IL (3-2)
5t. Newbreed/Steel Sports/Demarini Tukwila, WA (3-2)
7t. Rack’s/Worth Astros/Klutch/Troupe Indianapolis, IN (2-2)
7t. Pure Sports/Monsta Charleston, SC (2-2)
9t. Nightmare/Miken Branson, MO (3-2)
9t. Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon Medina, MN (1-2)
9t. Premier/Easton/HDLNS Morrow, OH (1-2)
9t. Riot Sports/Broughton/Beckham/Worth Tampa, FL (1-2)
13t. La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)
13t. Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw Gainesville, VA (0-2)
13t. All Out/A&A/Steel Sports/ASP/Miken Gladewater, TX (0-2)
13t. Baugh Ford/Pure Sports/Kincaid Clanton, AL (0-2)
17t. Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E Kent, OH (0-2)
17t. Govt Issue/A&S/Premier San Diego, CA (0-2)


2018 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

2018 held at Melbourne, Florida.

Champion – Smash It Sports/Miken, Lorton, Virginia (42-17)
Runner Up – Khaos/FAI/Klutch/Worth, Harmony, Florida (29-16)

Smash It Sports won the Major World series by defeating Khaos 12-7 in the Championship game. Smash It/Derby Girls/Easton, the pre-tourney favorite went 4-2 to finish 4th. They were eliminated by third place Bounty Hunters of Lithia Springs, GA.

  • MVP – Ashley Mack, Smash It Sports/Miken (15-20, .750, 6 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • Defensive MVP – Stephanie Tofft, Smash It Sports/Miken (16-20, .800, 9 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Offensive MVP – Fallon Scorpio, Khaos/FAI/Klutch/Worth (13-18, .722, 3 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Patrika Barlow, Incognito (14-17, .1 RBI, 13 Runs) – .846
  • HR Leader – Megan Baltzell, Smash It/Derby Girls/Easton (16-23, .696, 13 RBI, 14 Runs) – 3


Shelby Savony, Smash It Sports/Miken
Amanda Ritzler, Bounty Hunters
Megan Baltzell, Smash It/Derby Girls/Easton (16-23, .696)
Kelley Schroeder, Smash It Sports/Miken
Sara Poteat, Bounty Hunters
Corie Burnett, Smash It Sports/Miken
Caitlin Bouschet, Khaos/FAI/Klutch/Worth
Briana Durden, Smash It Sports/Miken
Kristen Lozano, Smash It Sports/Miken
Sarah Orozco, Khaos/FAI/Klutch/Worth
Jen Villarin, Khaos/FAI/Klutch/Worth
Corrie Brooks, Bounty Hunters
Tara Salcedo, Smash It/Derby Girls/Easton (17-23, .739)
Wendi Reed, Smash It Sports/Miken
Kara Oberer, Khaos/FAI/Klutch/Worth


1. Smash It Sports/Miken, Lorton, VA
2. Khaos/FAI/Klutch/Worth, Harmony, FL

2018 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2018 held at Freedom Park in Ridgeland, Mississippi on September 28.

Champion – H. Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton, Cicero, New York
Runner Up – Team Racks/Yahhh!, Phoenix, Arizona

The 2018 USA Softball Super Nationals featured 5 star studded teams and ended up being played all in one day (Friday, September 28th) because of rain during the week that swamped the beautiful fields at Freedom Ridge park in Ridgeland, Mississippi. So the tournament began Friday morning at 9 AM Central time and used 2 fields the entire day. The weather was in the mid to high 70’s and humid but nice and it was overcast. Each game used 3 umpires and the 52 core Dudley ZN ball with a 16 home runs per team limit. Rosters were not restricted since this is USA Softballs top classification. The defending champions WC Monsta and H. Auto a team that has won multiple Super titles were the favorites.

As the day turned to night the “if” game began with a frustrated H. Auto team taking some angry swings and jumping on Team Racks to the tune of 20 runs in the top of the 1st inning.

In the bottom of the inning with 2 on and 2 out for Racks Daniel Cayton was caught stealing by H. Auto catcher Bryson Baker on a straight steal of 2nd base. You don’t see that too often. Racks did score 8 runs in the inning but can only wonder what could have been! In the top of the 2nd the Racks infield nearly turned a triple play with a hard grounder to AJ Montano at middle infield who tagged the runner on 2nd, stepped on 2nd, and then threw it too high to first base. But the umpires only gave them one out.

The next batter grounded into a double play so it didn’t matter and it looked like Racks was back in the game. But in the bottom of the 2nd Bubba Mack at 3rd base for H. Auto made an incredible scoop of a hard shot and got an out then they turned a double play to hold Racks scoreless. In the 3rd and 4th innings Racks outscored H. Auto 17-13 highlighted by a Ben Dunn assist from center field to 2nd base to get a batter trying to stretch a single into a double, AJ Montano hit a towering home run that went over the lights in left center, and only a great diving play by H. Auto shortstop Jeff Keske halted the Racks rally with Racks trailing 36-28.

H. Auto added 3 runs in the top of the 7th but their inning was cut short by a phenomenal running catch by Ben Dunn in left center field. So the Super title came down to the bottom of the 7th inning and Racks trailed by 12 with 4 homers to hit. They batted around the lineup and used 3 homers to score 9 runs but came up 3 runs short and H. Auto won the Super Nationals.

Brian Wegman and Steele Lewis each had 6 hits in the win, Bryson Baker collected 10 RBI, and Sam Christensen went 6 for 6 (all base hits) in the loss.

  • MVP – Bryson Baker, H. Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (15-21, .714, 10 HR, 25 RBI, 21 Runs)
  • HR Champion – Jason Martel, Team Racks/Yahhh (20-29, .690, 21 RBI, 21 Runs) – 11
  • Batting Champion – Donnie Hammonds, T’s 13/Monsta (18-20, 9 HR, 17 RBI, 15 Runs) – .900


P – Travis Clark, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (12-21, .571, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
P – Bill Pinkham, Team Racks/Yahhh! (21-29, .729, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 15 Runs)
IF – Jeff Keske, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (12-17, .706, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 10 Runs)
IF – Adam Ussery, Team Racks/Yahhh! (23-29, .793, 10 HR, 29 RBI, 23 Runs)
IF – Greg Connell, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (14-19, .737, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 13 Runs)
IF – Daniel Cayton, Team Racks/Yahhh! (17-27, .630, 9 HR, 15 RBI, 20 Runs)
IF – AJ Montano, Team Racks/Yahhh! (23-32, .719, 10 HR, 22 RBI, 20 Runs)
OF – Jeremy Yates, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (14-18, .778, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 13 Runs)
OF – Brandon Dillon, Team Racks/Yahhh! (17-29, .586, 9 HR, 19 RBI, 17 Runs)
OF – Brian Wegman, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (15-20, .750, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 14 Runs)
UT – Donnie Hammonds, Ts 13/Monsta/Ductech (18-20, .900, 9 HR, 17 RBI, 15 Runs)
UT – Bryson Baker, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (15-21, .714, 10 HR, 25 RBI, 14 Runs)
UT – Jason Martel, Team Racks/Yahhh! (20-29, .690, 11 HR, 21 RBI, 21 Runs)
UT – Joey Bulens, Ts 13/Monsta/Ductech (14-18, .778, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 11 Runs)
UT – Bubba Mack, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (14-20, .700, 7 HR, 14 RBI, 14 Runs)


Shannon Smith, Team Racks/Yahhh! (23-31, .742, 9 HR, 23 RBI, 18 Runs)
Orlando Castillo, T’s 13/Monsta (13-19, .684, 7 HR, 13 RBI, 15 Runs)
Tyler Marshburn, T’s 13/Monsta (13-19, .684, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 12 Runs)
Dale Brungardt, Team Racks/Yahhh! (18-30, .600, 9 HR, 22 RBI, 16 Runs)
Ben Dunn, Team Racks/Yahhh! (18-30, .600, 9 HR, 26 RBI, 18 Runs)


1. H. Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton, Cicero, NY (3-1)
2. Team Racks/Yahhh!, Phoenix, AZ (4-2)
3. T’s 13/Monsta/Ductech, Omaha, NE (2-2)
4. WC Monsta, Eastvale, CA (0-2)
5. Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, WI (0-2)