Category: 2021

2021 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2021 held at Melbourne, Florida on October 1-2.

Champion – Classic Glass/Easton, San Jose, CA
Runner Up – Competitive Edge/Olmito Heat/Adiktiv, Pensacola, FL

  • MVP – Reid Ramirez, Classic Glass/Easton
  • Defensive MVP – Shawn Jones, Classic Glass/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Tyler Ervine, Competitive Edge/Olmito Heat/Adiktiv


Tommy Formosa, Classic Glass/Easton
Brandon Jackson, Competitive Edge/Olmito Heat/Adiktiv
Sal Formosa, Classic Glass/Easton
Marc Wik, Classic Glass/Easton
Mike Verbasco, Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals
Clayton Farrar, Classic Glass/Easton
Ryan Ramirez, Classic Glass/Easton
Mason Farmer, Competitive Edge/Olmito Heat/Adiktiv
Loyd Watson, Competitive Edge/Olmito Heat/Adiktiv
Logan Rogers, Competitive Edge/Olmito Heat/Adiktiv
Orlando Olivera, Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals
Josh Brown, Classic Glass/Easton


1. Classic Glass/Easton, San Jose, CA (6-0)
2. Competitive Edge/Olmito Heat/Adiktiv, Pensacola, CA (6-2)
3. Seminoles/TPS/, Tulsa, OK (4-2)
4. Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals, Manahawkin, NJ (8-2)
5t. Westpoint, Noblesville, IN (7-2)
5t. Nightmare/Benefit The Badge/Miken, Branson, MO (3-2)
7t. Abeytu’/Salt Riot, Salt Lake City, UT (5-2)
7t. Slugger/Svc/Beloli, Cincinnati, OH (5-2)
9t. Premier/BAF/Easton, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
9t. TG Brand, Flint, MI (3-2)
9t. Chick-Fil-A/Baf Sports, Fairfax, VA (3-2)
9t. Thunder/Chosen/Competitive Edge/Sog, Gladewater, TX (3-2)
13t. Silverbacks/Revolution Ath/Koval, Topeka, IN (4-2)
13t. L&S Glass, San Jose, CA (3-2)
13t. Baugh Ford/Grzy/Klutch/ASP, Clanton, AL (3-2)
13t. Comatose/S2N/Subway, Beloit, WI (3-2)
17t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (3-2)
17t. Platinum, Dunkirk, MD (3-2)
17t. Kut4 Sports/OI Livingston/D2E, Peachtree City, GA (3-2)
17t. Smash/The Lodge Card Club, Round Rock, TX (3-2)
17t. Fish Head/Family First/LBT, Arbutus, MD (3-2)
17t. Team Bryce/GTF, Live Oak, FL (2-2)
17t. Primetime Easton/FAI/Riot Macon, GA (2-2)
17t. MAJ/Knell/Dirty Sports/DTS/Domn8, Glendale, WA (1-2)
25t. Young Guns/Miken/Worth, Fort Pierce, FL (2-2)
25t. Fiftyfifty/BSM Apparel, Baxley, GA (2-2)
25t. Hustle Sports, St. George, UT (2-2)
25t. Envy/Lifetime Diamonds/Legendary, Houston, TX (2-2)
25t. Meirtran/Compressor Services/TBS, Rockford, IL (2-2)
25t. S2S/S2Sn Ravens Reloaded 907, Anchorage, AK (2-2)
25t. BNS/SIS/Easton, Shawnee, KS (1-2)
25t. Lund Mortgage/Whoareyou/Proton, Chandler, AZ (1-2)
33t. Levels, Denver, CO (1-2)
33t. Dudley/Gas, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
33t. Dirtyvegas/Steel/Allredi/AZGM, Beaumont, TX (1-2)
33t. Felix Solutions/Onyx Bats, Orange, CA (1-2)
33t. Cornerstone/LSR/Midstate/Suncoast, Louisville, KY (1-2)
33t. Bellys/CSB/Tropics/Headlines, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
33t. Denver Stars/Miken/Worth, Denver, CO (1-2)
33t. PF/Beloli, Shrewsbury, MA (1-2)
33t. SAL-8/La Lawns, Sutherlin, VA (1-2)
33t. Statewide/SMC/BKB/Klutch/Worth/Mike, Elm City, NC (1-2)
33t. J&I/Westcoast, Lacey, WA (1-2)
33t. WM Roofing/Revolution Athletics, Berlin, OH (1-2)
33t. Bay Area Legends/Easton, Oakland, CA (1-2)
33t. Chanticlear/Monsta, Becker, MN (0-2)
33t. D&S, Orlando, FL (0-2)
33t. Rowley White RV, Scottsdale, AZ (0-2)
49t. Loony Bin/Team 199/Nitro Circus, Davidsonville, MD (0-2)
49t. Cheap Suits/Republic Realty/Express, Stockton, CA (0-2)
49t. Homespire Mortgage/TGS, Spring Hill, FL (0-2)
49t. MVP/Old School/Beltway Diesel, Houston, TX (0-2)
49t. Siteman/Rise/Easton/Legendary/OTR, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
49t. One Step Ahead/AJC, Riverside, CA (0-2)
49t. Rebel/Prime Threadz/Koval/Gms/Grzy, Rockwood, MI (0-2)
49t. BB/PG/OSS, Merrimack, NH (0-2)
49t. Miller Time/Bay Equity/EA, Olympia, WA (0-2)
49t. SIS/ELVT, Arroyo Grande, CA (0-2)

2020 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

2021 held at Melbourne, Florida on September 29-October 2.

Champion – Smash It/Schiffhauer Strong, Rochester, NY
Runner Up – Comatose/S2N/Subway, Beloit, WI

Smash It Sports/Schiffhauer Strong a ‘B’ team from New York survived some close early 1 run victories at the USSSA ‘B’ World tournament in Viera, Florida at the Space Coast Softball Complex September 29-30, 2021.  They knocked off Titans (OH-B) 10-9 in the 2nd round then beat Thunder/Chosen 22-21 Wednesday night after trailing by 10 going into the bottom of the 7th.

On Saturday they made it to the winner’s final where Comatose/S2N/Subway (WI-B) ended their 5 game win streak by beating them 19-15.

Smash It rebounded to beat Kut4 Sports/OI Livingston/D2E (GA-B) 24-13 in the loser’s bracket finals and then “double dipped” Comatose 10-9 and 9-6 in the championship games Thursday night using speed, defense, and pitching from their MVP pitcher Brian Titus to take the title.

Kut4 Sports won 9 games to finish 3rd and Denver Stars/Miken Worth (CO-B) finished 4th in the 54 team event.

  • MVP – Brian Titus, Smash It/Schiffhauer Strong
  • Defensive MVP – Richard Laganiere, Smash It/Schiffhauer Strong
  • Offensive MVP – Corey Volden, Comatose/S2N/Subway


Lindy Lopez, Denver Stars/Miken Worth
Tristan Johnston, Comatose/S2N/Subway
Chase Benfield, Denver Stars/Miken Worth
Mike Jacobson, Comatose/S2N/Subway
Mike Rauma, SmashIt/Schiffhauer Strong
David Teerlinck, SmashIt/Schiffhauer Strong
Josh Cardwell, Kut4 Sports/OI Livingston/D2E
Trey Martin, Kut4 Sports/OI Livingston/D2E
Jesse Sharbutt, Kut4 Sports/OI Livingston/D2E
William Scott, SmashIt/Schiffhauer Strong
Andrew Mrozek, SmashIt/Schiffhauer Strong
Alex Abraham, Comatose/S2N/Subway
Corey Volden, Comatose/S2N/Subway
Zack Wegner, Comatose/S2N/Subway
Joseph Perrotta, SmashIt/Schiffhauer Strong
Ben Smith, SmashIt/Schiffhauer Strong


1. Smashit/Schiffhauer Strong, Rochester, NY (8-1)
2. Comatose/S2N/Subway, Beloit, WI (6-2)
3. Kut4 Sports/OI Livingston/D2E, Peachtree City, GA (9-2)
4. Denver Stars/Miken Worth, Denver, CO (5-2)
5t. Goodtimes/Florida’s Best/Dirty, St. Petersburg, FL (4-2)
5t. Rebel/Prime Threadz/Koval/GMS/Grzy, Rockwood, MI (4-2)
7t. Dirtyvegas/Steel/Allredi/AZGM, Beaumont, TX (4-2)
7t. Thunder/Chosen/Competitive Edge/SOG, Gladewater, TX (4-2)
9t. Titans, Paris, OH (5-2)
9t. Meirtran/Compressor Services/TBS, Rockford, IL (3-2)
9t. Levels, Denver, CO (2-2)
9t. Bay Area Legends/Non Stop Grind, San Leandro, CA (2-2)
13t. Bellys/CSB/Tropics/Headlines, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
13t. Fiftyfifty/BSM Apparel, Blackshear, GA (3-2)
13t. Loony Bin/Team 199/Nitro Circus, Davidsonville, MD (3-2)
13t. Cheap Suits/Republic Realty/Express, Stockton, CA (2-2)
17t. TRU/JDDE Logistics/Mojo/Eshore, Fairfax, VA (3-2)
17t. JEC/P5 Sports/Kevitt, Brooklyn Park, MN (3-2)
17t. TG Brand, Flint, MI (2-2)
17t. BB/PG/OSS, Merrimack, NH (2-2)
17t. Platinum, Dunkirk, MD (2-2)
17t. Dudley/Gas, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Young Guns/Miken/Worth, Fort Pierce, FL (2-2)
17t. WM Roofing/Revolution Athletics, Berlin, OH (1-2)
25t. SAL-8/La Lawns, Sutherlin, VA (2-2)
25t. Classy/SLM/Sourceone, Avondale, AZ (2-2)
25t. Silverbacks/Revolution Ath/Koval, Topeka, IN (2-2)
25t. NWO/Mayhem, Adairsville, GA (2-2)
25t. One Step Ahead/AJC, Riverside, CA (2-2)
25t. Stay Schemin’, Daytona Beach, FL (2-2)
25t. Abeytu’/Salt Riot, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2)
25t. MVP/Old School/Beltway Diesel, Houston, TX (1-2)
33t. Nuff Said/Treedem, Palm Coast, FL (1-2)
33t. Lund Mortgage/Whoareyou/Proton, Chandler, AZ (1-2)
33t. PF/Beloli, Shrewsbury, MA (1-2)
33t. Fish Head/Family First/LBT, Arbutus, MD (1-2)
33t. Hustle Sports, St. George, UT (1-2)
33t. Statewide/SMC/BKB/Klutch/Worth/Mike, Elm City, NC (1-2)
33t. Siteman/Rise/Easton/Legendary/OTR, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
33t. S2S/S2Sn Ravens Reloaded 907, Anchorage, AK (1-2)
33t. LSR, Morristown, IN (0-2)
33t. BNS/SIS/Easton, Shawnee, KS (0-2)
33t. Rowley White RV, Scottsdale, AZ (0-2)
33t. Smash/The Lodge Card Club, Round Rock, TX (0-2)
33t. Homebridge Financial/Kbas Inc/LRS, Denver, CO (0-2)
33t. J&I/Westcoast, Lacey, WA (0-3)
33t. Miller Time/Bay Equity/EA, Olympia, WA (0-2)
33t. SIS/ELVT, Arroyo Grande, CA (0-2)
49t. Briggs/FLS/Papps Boys, Charlotte, NC (0-2)
49t. Team Bryce/GTF, Live Oak, FL (0-2)
49t. D&S, Orlando, FL (0-2)
49t. J’s Southland Tow Service, Raymore, MO (0-2)
49t. Felix Solutions/Onyx Bats, Orange, CA (0-2)

TPS Power Ratings – September 21, 2021

– Must have five (5) or more 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 (in eligible games only).
– Won-Lost % (in eligible games only).
– Rank.

Place Team Class City TPS Events W-L PCT SC
1 Resmondo/Smash It/Menosse/Thunder Major Winter Haven, FL 111.762 11 (55-18) .753 2
2 SmashItSports/Newbreed/TDB/RF/BD/T3 Major Greenville, NC 110.253 13 (54-17) .761 3
3 SNI/Thunder/Chosen/DeMarini AA Orlando, FL 109.341 10 (39-18) .684 1
4 Dan Smith/Proton Major Scottsdale, AZ 107.093 11 (46-16) .742 5
5 MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics Major Manahawkin, NJ 92.127 13 (48-24) .667 6
6 S&E/Friendlys Trans/Worsham A LaGrange, NC 91.265 10 (40-15) .727 4
7 Seminoles/TPS/NACSF.INC A Tulsa, OK 85.292 11 (33-16) .673 8
8 Sports Reach/Worth/CT/Grizzy AA Campbellsville, KY 83.575 11 (29-18) .617 9
9 Albicocco/Riot/Klutch/Broughton AA Tampa, FL 82.633 10 (35-20) .636 7
10 Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals A Manahawkin, NJ 78.645 10 (25-20) .556 18
11 Envy/Lifetime Diamonds/Legendary A Houston, TX 77.321 10 (25-16) .610 12
12 MAJ/KNELL/Dirty Sports/DTS/DOMN8 A Glendale, WA 76.794 11 (34-21) .618 13
13 Xtreme/ASP/Athlon/Miken/Worth AA Medina, MN 76.284 11 (26-22) .542 14
14 Precision/3rd St./Red Athlete/Pure AA Downers Grove, IL 76.043 13 (40-24) .625 17
15 Comatose/S2N/Subway A Beloit, WI 74.561 8 (17-16) .515 NR
16 Chick-fil-A/BAF Sports A Fairfax, VA 74.525 11 (31-20) .608 11
17 APEX A Ankeny, IA 74.192 7 (11-12) .478 NR
18 CompetitiveEdge/OlmitoHeat/Adiktiv A Pensacola, FL 73.992 13 (32-25) .561 10
19 Classic Glass/Easton A San Jose, CA 73.153 11 (31-21) .596 22
20 JEC/P5Sports/Kevitt B Champlin, MN 72.805 5 (19-8) .704 NR

2021 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2021 held at Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 6-8.

Champion – NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York
Runner Up – Hill United Chiefs, Machias, New York

The 2021 USA Softball Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship kicked off today as the top men’s fast pitch players from across the country were welcomed to the Softball Capital of the World® for the second-straight year. A total of 15 teams began their quest to the coveted National Championship title including the AWP Lumberjacks (Anna Schmitt), Bar on the Avenue Buzz (Justin Colombo), Bear Bottom Lodge (Codi Pannebecker), Circle Tap Dukes (Dean Kane), Fishers Softball (Sean King), Hallman Twins (Ron Hackett), Hill United Chiefs (Jeff Ellsworth), Kegel Black Knights (Mike Lewis), Marchio Sausage Co. (Dave Marchio), Midland Explorers (David Lach), NY Gremlins (Gregg Leather), Omma Tigres (Juan Medrano), Ray Rays Sports Bar Misfits (Steve Prado), Rio Grande Senators (Dave Parker) and San Antonio Glowworm (David Rios).

Six teams advanced to the winner’s bracket with AWP Lumberjacks garnering two wins in the opening day and Hill United Chiefs, Circle Tap Dukes, Omma Tigres, Kegal Black Knights and NY Gremlins each posting one win to advance to winner’s bracket contests tomorrow morning.  The remaining nine teams will battle it out in the loser’s bracket with the playing field narrowing to four teams leading into Championship Sunday.

In the first game of the day on OGE Energy Field, Marchio Sausage Co. posted a come-from-behind walk-off victory over Bear Bottom Lodge after falling behind 5-0 through the first three innings. Marchio Sausage Co. began chipping away at the BBL lead with a three-run third inning before tying the game in the bottom of the seventh. After holding the BBL offense to a scoreless at-bat in the top of the eighth, Marchio Sausage Co. pieced together three singles from Chase Thompson, David Reiter and Sam Nieman to plate the game-winning run in walk-off fashion. The Marchio Sausage Co. offense combined for 13 hits while the pitching staff of Cody Gibbons and Joel Cooley tallied six strikeouts in the win. The walk-off victory advanced the Marchio Sausage Co. to the 8 p.m. winner’s bracket contest where they suffered a 7-0 loss to Hill United Chiefs to drop to the loser’s bracket.

Posting a 9-0 shutout over the Midland Explorers and a 5-1 win over the Hallman Twins was the AWP Lumberjacks, advancing them to tomorrow’s 4 p.m. winner’s bracket matchup against the Hill United Chiefs.

The 2020 Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Champions, Kegel Black Knights, kicked off the 2021 tournament with a 7-2 win over Fishers Softball while the Circle Tap Dukes pulled out a 2-0 shutout over Rio Grande Senators to pit the two winners against each other in an 8 a.m. winner’s bracket contest tomorrow morning. Claiming a 14-1 win in the 8 p.m. game on INTEGRIS Field was the NY Gremlins who will face the Omma Tigres in the winner’s bracket tomorrow morning after posting a 12-3 win over Bar on the Avenue – Buzz 2021.

Only four teams remain after Day Two of the 2021 USA Softball Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship with Championship Sunday kicking off at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. Advancing through the winner’s bracket with an undefeated record was the NY Gremlins, clinching their spot in the Championship game after defeating Hill United Chiefs 3-2 in their third straight win of the day. Hill United will take on the winner of Kegel Black Knights and Circle Tap Dukes, who will face off in the loser’s bracket tomorrow at 8 a.m. CT on OGE Energy Field.

The NY Gremlins had a strong showing in the winner’s bracket, edging their three opponents of the day in competitive contests. Combining for a total of nine runs in their contests, it was timely hitting and solid defensive work that allowed the Gremlins to shine. Ladislao Malarczuk played a key role with a 6-for-7 day at the plate, scoring three runs and hitting the go-ahead home run to give the Gremlins the win in their first game of the day. The Gremlin pitching staff dominated in the circle giving up only two earned runs and striking out 25 batters in three games with Andrew Kirkpatrick accounting for 14 K’s. The NY Gremlins will play for the title of the 2021 Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship tomorrow at 12 p.m. CT on OGE Energy Field.

In their first game of the day, Hill United Chiefs took down the AWP Lumberjacks 4-1 after falling behind in the second inning. They quickly answered back, however, when a double from Steve Mullaley scored Brett Larson in the bottom of the frame. After tying the game 1-1, Hill United continued to tack on runs, scoring in three of the next four innings to seal the victory. The Chiefs failed to string enough hits together in their next game as they fell to the NY Gremlins 3-2, suffering their first loss of the tournament. Hill United Chiefs will play on OGE Energy Field tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT in the loser’s bracket semi-final game for a chance to compete for the trophy.

Suffering a 2-1 loss in their first game of the day against the Circle Tap Dukes, the Kegel Black Knights won three straight games in the loser’s bracket to send them to Championship Sunday. Marchio Sausage Co. put up an impressive fight by winning two back-to-back 10-inning games before being knocked off by the Knights, 5-2. In their run through the loser’s bracket, the Knights also sent home the Hallman Twins in a three inning, 18-1 run-rule victory. The Kegel Black Knights scored a total of 32 runs on 36 hits in their four games of the day.

The Circle Tap Dukes won their first game of the day but were sent to the loser’s bracket after a 3-0 loss to the NY Gremlins. It was there they were met by the San Antonio Glowworm who were on their fifth game of the day and had battled through the loser’s bracket with four straight wins. The Dukes took care of business though as Jorge Segura threw a complete game shutout with nine strikeouts. Circle Tap Dukes came out with a 9-0 victory over the Glowworms and will take on the Kegel Black Knights in a win-or-go-home game on Sunday morning at 8 a.m CT.

After losing two games in the double-elimination tournament, AWP Lumberjacks, Bar on the Avenue Buzz, Bear Bottom Lodge, Fishers Softball, Hallman Twins, Marchio Sausage Co., Midland Explorers, Omma Tigres, Ray Rays Sports Bar Misfits, Rio Grande Senators and San Antonio Glowworm were sent home today, ending their run in the 2021 Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship.

After three days of fierce competition, the NY Gremlins claimed the 2021 USA Softball Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship title with a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Hill United Chiefs. Dominating through bracket play, the Gremlins outscored their five opponents 30-9 while posting an undefeated record in route to their sixth Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship contest after finishing in second place last year.

To kick off Championship Sunday, the Kegel Black Knights defeated the Circle Tap Dukes 2-1 in a tight game to advance to the semi-finals. The Knights wasted no time in getting on the score board with a single, a walk, and smart baserunning to make it 1-0 in the bottom of the first. Both offenses remained quiet until Circle Tap Dukes got on the board in the fourth inning to tie the game 1-1. The Knights answered back with three singles of their own to plate another run and pull ahead 2-1 in the fifth inning. The score remained 2-1 through the next two innings of play as the Knights pitching staff successfully kept the Dukes off the base paths while combining for a total of 10 strikeouts to seal the victory.

The Kegel Black Knights went on to face the Hill United Chiefs in the semi-final contest but came up short in a 10-3 (five innings) loss. Both teams came out swinging with the Knights scoring two quick runs and the Chiefs using a handful of walks, singles, and a sac fly to plate four runs, putting them ahead 4-2 after one inning of play. The Chiefs extended their lead in the second inning with a RBI single from Steve Mullaley and a three-run home run from Blake Hunter. The Knights tacked on another run in the top of the third, but back-to-back groundouts ended the rally. Mullaley went 2-for-2 on the day with four RBI as the Chiefs kept their foot on the gas and walked away with a 10-3 run-rule victory to send them to the Championship game.

The final game of the tournament was an exciting matchup between the Hill United Chiefs and the undefeated NY Gremlins. After coming off a 10-run game, the Chiefs stayed hot with three home runs in the first two innings to give them an early 4-0 lead. The Gremlins got on the board in the bottom of the third but a pitching change would bring in Devon McCullough for the Chiefs who forced two pop outs to retire the Gremlins and hold the score 4-1, Chiefs. That lead didn’t hold long though, as a pair of walks and string of hits allowed the Gremlins to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth. Brad Ezekiel broke the tie in the fifth inning with his second home run of the game to put the Chiefs ahead 5-4. It looked as if the Chiefs would come out with the win until Ladislao Malarczuk drove a ball to left field and sped around the bases for a three-run inside-the-park home run to give the Gremlins a 7-5 lead heading into the seventh inning. The Gremlins shut down the Chiefs in the final three outs of the games with Andrew Kirkpatrick fanning his twenty-second batter of the tournament to seal the win and earn the Gremlins the 2021 USA Softball Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship title.

  • MVP – Ladislao Malarczuk, NY Gremlins
  • Batting Leader – Ladislao Malarczuk, NY Gremlins – 0.769
  • Home Run Leader – Shea Bryant, Kegel Black Knights
  • Home Run Leader – Brad Ezekiel, Hill United Chiefs


P – Andrew Kirkpatrick, NY Gremlins
P – Pablo Migilavacca, Hills United Chiefs
P – Rob Schweyer, Kegel Black Knights
C – Bruno Motroni, Hills United Chiefs
IF – Ladislao Malarczuk, NY Gremlins
IF – Blaine Milheim, Kegel Black Knights
IF – Steve Mullaley, Hill United Chiefs
IF – Erick Ochoa, NY Gremlins
OF – Yusef Davis, San Antonio Glowworm
OF – Alan Parker, Kegel Black Knights
OF – Kristopher Waluska, San Antonio Glowworm
UTIL – Shea Bryant, Kegel Black Knights
UTIL – Jerome Raemaki, NY Gremlins
UTIL – Matthew Roy, NY Gremlins


1. NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (5-0)
2. Hill United Chiefs, Machias, NY (3-2)
3. Kegel Black Knights, Amboy, MN (5-2)
4. Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark, WI (3-2)
5t. AWP Lumberjacks, Fairview Heights, IL (2-2)
5t. San Antonio Glow Worm, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
7t. Hallman Twins, Chesterfield, VA (2-2)
7t. Fischers Softball, Lancaster, PA (1-3)
9t. Marchio Sausage Company, Little Canada, MN (3-2)
9t. Bear Bottom Lodge, Denver, PA (1-2)
9t. OMMA Tigres, Midland, TX (1-2)
9t. Ray Rays Sports Bar Misfits, Houston, TX (1-2)
13t. Bar on the Avenue Buzz, Kimberly, WI (0-3)
13t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (0-3)
13t. Rio Grande Senators, Midland, TX (0-3)

Bill E. Ruth

A Softball Legend Dies
Sept. 8, 2021
Bill E. Ruth (1934 – 2021)

It is with a great deal of sadness that Senior Softball USA announces the death of longtime SSUSA President Bill Ruth.

Bill, 87, died this morning after suffering a major stroke a few days ago in his home in Kent, Washington.

Bill has sponsored, managed and played on Senior Softball teams for almost 30 years. In fact, he has either played or managed baseball, softball, basketball and soccer teams for more than 60 years. His teams played at the highest level for many years.

Bill was also President of the Independent Sports Association (ISA), and was a partner in fishing lodges in Alaska, as well as a gold mine near the Yukon. Bill’s main business was in real estate throughout the Northwest and in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.

Bill was elected into four Hall of Fames: The USSSA (Washington) Hall of Fame, the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame, the SSUSA Hall of Fame, and the ISA Hall of Fame.

Bill became President of Senior Softball USA in 2000 and was a guiding voice behind the growth of SSUSA in both America and around the world.

Bill was a very close friend and partner, a fierce competitor with a wry sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye every time he, his wife Susan and I started a new adventure.

Terry Hennessy
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Softball-USA

William E. Ruth was born in Seattle at Providence Hospital to Walter and Zella Ruth. He lived in Riverton until age 7 when his family moved to a small farmhouse off the Benson Highway in Renton (now Kent). Bill graduated from Kent Meridian High School and went on to graduate from Washington State University.

Bill’s business ventures took him to many places. Real estate developments in the Pacific Northwest and Mexico, Fishing lodges in Alaska and Softball adventures throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

Bill is survived by his wife, Susan; brother Jerry A. (Cynthia) Ruth; children Jon (JB) Ruth, Demarest (Bruce) Sherwood, Steven (Debbie) Hehr, Starlene (Michael) Ward, Koranne (Michael) Randow and ‘adopted sons’ Brent Freeman and Jake Call; 8 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother John W. Ruth in 2008.

Bill was a fierce competitor with a wry sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye.

2021 NCAA Women’s College World Series

2021 held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 3-10.

Champion – Oklahoma Sooners (56-4)
Runner Up – Florida State Seminoles (49-13)

On Thursday, the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Florida State Seminoles (49-13-1) by a score of 5-1 to claim the 2021 Women’s College World Series Championship. With the national title now in hand, OU finishes the season with an overall record of 56-4 (.933).

Left-handed ace pitcher Giselle ‘G’ Juarez received the start in the circle for the Sooners on Thursday. In the final game of her prolific collegiate career, the redshirt senior struck out seven ‘Noles while giving up just two hits on 112 total pitches.

With one out in the bottom of the first inning, USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Jocelyn Alo got the party started with a solo shot to left to give Oklahoma an early 1-0 lead.

With one out in the bottom of the second, freshman Jayda Coleman cranked a solo shot of her own to left to extend the Sooners’ lead to 2-0.

With two outs in the top of the third, Moore, Oklahoma native Sydney Sherril tacked a run on the board for Florida State after an infield pop-fly was lost in the sun and allowed a Seminole runner to come home. OU would hold onto a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the frame.

In the bottom of the third, NFCA Freshman of the Year Tiare Jennings got things started with a single up the middle. Following an FSU pitching change, Alo returned to the plate after crushing a home run earlier in the game and grounded out to third base to allow Jennings to move to second. Next, sophomore Kinzie Hansen was walked by the new pitcher to put two on with one out for the Sooners. Senior Nicole Mendes then grounded out to second, effectively pushing both her teammates into scoring position. Sophomore Mackenzie Donihoo was later walked in her at-bat to load the bases for Coleman.

Still in the third, a wild-pitch pushed across Jennings for an Oklahoma run. With two outs and Coleman still in the box, the star freshman doubled to the left wall to send two more Sooners home. The lead would stand at 5-1 going into the fourth.

Juarez was simply in her bag on Thursday. She led the charge from her command center in the circle to stifle Florida State’s batters. At the end of the day, her pitching sealed the deal and made this title win official for OU.

Earlier this season, when it became apparent that Oklahoma was on track to break numerous Division I records, the only thing that could have possibly kept this squad from making a true case for being the greatest team of all-time was the possibility of not winning a national title. One thing is now for certain — over the last four months, this group of Sooners displayed the greatest show of offense the game has ever seen, and by adding a WCWS Championship to their historic campaign, they’ll forever be in the discussion as being the greatest team to ever play the sport at this level.

  • Most Outstanding Player – Giselle Juarez, Oklahoma
  • Batting Leader – Kaley Mudge, Florida State (.500)
  • RBI Leader – Mackenzie Donihoo, Oklahoma (10)
  • Home Run Leader – Jocelyn Aho, Oklahoma (4)
  • ERA Leader – Giselle Juarez, Oklahoma (0.89)
  • Strikeout Leader – Giselle Juarez, Oklahoma (38)


P – Giselle Juarez, Oklahoma
P – Odicci Alexander, James Madison
P – Montana Fouts – Alabama
P – Kathryn Sandercock – Florida State
2B – Tiare Jennings, Oklahoma
OF – Mackenzie Donihoo, Oklahoma
OF – Kate Gordon, James Madison
OF – Nicole Mendes, Oklahoma
OF – Kaley Mudge, Florida State
UTIL – Jocelyn Aho, Oklahoma
UTIL – Bailey Hemphill, Alabama


  1. James Madison 4, Oklahoma 3
  2. Oklahoma State 3, Georgia 2
  3. Alabama 5 Arizona
  4. UCLA 4, Florida State 0
  5. James Madison 2, Oklahoma State 1
  6. Alabama 6 UCLA 0
  7. Oklahoma 8 Georgia 0 – Georgia eliminated
  8. Florida State 4 Arizona 3 – Arizona eliminated
  9. Oklahoma 10 UCLA 3 – UCLA eliminated
  10. Florida State 4 Oklahoma State 2 – Oklahoma State eliminated
  11. Oklahoma 6 James Madison 3
  12. Florida State 2 Alabama 0
  13. Oklahoma 7 James Madison 1 – James Madison eliminated
  14. Florida State 8 Alabama 5 – Alabama eliminated
  15. Florida State 8 Oklahoma 4
  16. Oklahoma 6 Florida State 2
  17. Oklahoma 5 Florida State 1 – Florida State eliminated


1. Oklahoma Sooners (6-2)
2. Florida State Seminoles (5-3)
3. Alabama Crimson Tide (2-2)
4. James Madison Dukes (2-2)
5t. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (1-2)
5t. UCLA Bruins (1-2)
7t. Georgia Bulldogs (0-2)
7t. Arizona Wildcats (0-2)


  1. Oklahoma
  2. UCLA
  3. Alabama
  4. Florida
  5. Oklahoma State
  6. Arkansas
  7. LSU
  8. Missouri
  9. Tennessee
  10. Florida State
  11. Arizona
  12. Texas
  13. Duke
  14. Kentucky
  15. Arizona State
  16. Washington



  1. Oklahoma 19 Morgan State 0 (5 innings)
  2. Wichita State 9 Texas A&M 7
  3. Oklahoma 7 Wichita State 5
  4. Texas A&M 9 Morgan State 3 – Morgan State eliminated
  5. Wichita State 9 Texas A&M 6 – Texas A&M eliminated
  6. Oklahoma 24 Wichita State 7 – Wichita State eliminated

Oklahoma qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Washington 3 Portland State 0
  2. Michigan 2 Seattle 0
  3. Michigan 2 Washington 1
  4. Seattle 6 Portland State 5 – Portland State eliminated
  5. Washington 8 Seattle (5 innings) – Seattle eliminated
  6. Washington 2 Michigan 0
  7. Washington 10 Michigan 5 – Michigan eliminated

Washington qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-1.


  1. Missouri 8 UIC 0
  2. Northern Iowa 8 Iowa State 0
  3. Missouri 4 Northern Iowa 0
  4. Iowa State 4 UIC 0 – UIC eliminated
  5. Iowa State 4 Northern Iowa 3 – Northern Iowa eliminated
  6. Missouri 5 Iowa State 0 – Iowa State eliminated

Missouri qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Tennessee 8 Eastern Kentucky 1
  2. James Madison 4 Liberty 3 (10 innings)
  3. James Madison 3 Tennessee 1
  4. Liberty 5 Eastern Kentucky 1 – Eastern Kentucky eliminated
  5. Liberty 3 Tennessee 1 – Tennessee eliminated
  6. James Madison 8 Liberty 5 – Liberty eliminated

James Madison qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Oklahoma State 10 Campbell 0
  2. Mississippi State 3 Boston University 1
  3. Oklahoma State 9 Mississippi State 3
  4. Campbell 7 Boston University 1 – Boston University eliminated
  5. Mississippi State 12 Campbell 0 (5 innings) – Campbell eliminated
  6. Oklahoma State 10 Mississippi State (5 innings) – Mississippi State eliminated

Oklahoma State qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Texas 12 Saint Francis (PA) 0 (5 innings)
  2. Texas State 5 Oregon 1
  3. Texas 6 Texas State 0
  4. Oregon 7 Saint Francis (PA) 0 – Saint Francis (PA) eliminated
  5. Oregon 2 Texas State 0 – Texas State eliminated
  6. Oregon 3 Texas 2 (8 innings)
  7. Texas 1 Oregon 0 – Oregon eliminated

Texas qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-1.


  1. Florida 1 South Florida 0
  2. South Alabama 2 Baylor 0
  3. Florida 10 South Alabama 0
  4. South Florida 5 Baylor 0 – Baylor eliminated
  5. South Florida 1 South Alabama 0 – South Alabama eliminated
  6. Florida 8 South Florida 0 – South Florida eliminated

Florida qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Duke 2 UNC Greensboro 0
  2. Georgia 11 Western Kentucky 3 (6 innings)
  3. Georgia 1 Duke 0
  4. Western Kentucky 8 UNC Greensboro 4 – UNC Greensboro eliminated
  5. Duke 4 Western Kentucky 0 (12 innings) – Western Kentucky eliminated
  6. Georgia 10 Duke 9 – Duke eliminated

Georgia qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Alabama 9 Alabama State 0 (6 innings)
  2. Clemson 8 Troy 0 (5 innings)
  3. Alabama 6 Clemson 0
  4. Troy 8 Alabama State 0 (6 innings) – Alabama State eliminated
  5. Clemson 4 Troy 2 – Troy eliminated
  6. Alabama 5 Clemson 0 – Clemson eliminated

Alabama qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Kentucky 3 Northwestern 2
  2. Notre Dame 3 Miami (OH) 2
  3. Notre Dame 12 Kentucky 3 (5 innings)
  4. Northwestern 7 Miami (OH) 1 – Miami (OH) eliminated
  5. Kentucky 7 Northwestern 2 – Northwestern eliminated
  6. Kentucky 7 Notre Dame 0
  7. Kentucky 4 Notre Dame 0 – Notre Dame eliminated

Kentucky qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Arkansas 8 Manhattan 0 (5 innings)
  2. South Dakota State 7 Stanford 1
  3. Arkansas State 4 South Dakota State 0
  4. Stanford 11 Manhattan 2 – Manhattan eliminated
  5. Stanford 2 South Dakota State 1 (10 innings) – South Dakota State eliminated
  6. Arkansas 7 Stanford 3 – Stanford eliminated

Arkansas qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Arizona 7 UMBC 0
  2. Ole Miss 4 Villanova 1
  3. Arizona 12 Ole Miss 6
  4. Villanova 4 UMBC 3 – UMBC eliminated
  5. Ole Miss 6 Villanova 2 – Villanova eliminated
  6. Arizona 12 Ole Miss 6 – Ole Miss eliminated

Arizona qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. LSU 10 McNeese State 2 (6 innings)
  2. Louisiana 1 George Washington 0 (11 innings)
  3. LSU 10 Louisiana 3
  4. McNeese State 12 George Washington 0 (5 innings) – George Washington eliminated
  5. Louisiana 4 McNeese State 0 – McNeese State eliminated
  6. Lousiana 2 LSU 0
  7. LSU 8 Louisiana 5 – Louisiana eliminated.

LSU qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-1.


  1. Florida State 6 Kennesaw State 2
  2. UCF 5 Auburn 4
  3. Florida State 3 UCF 0
  4. Kennesaw State 1 Auburn 0 – Auburn eliminated
  5. UCF 2 Kennesaw State 0 – Kennesaw State eliminated
  6. Florida State 2 UCF 0 – UCF eliminated

Florida State qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. UCLA 8 Long Beach State 0 (5 innings)
  2. Fresno State 3 Minnesota 0
  3. UCLA 5 Fresno State 4 (8 innings)
  4. Minnesota 11 Long Beach State 0 – Long Beach State eliminated
  5. Minnesota 6 Fresno State 3 – Fresno State eliminated
  6. UCLA 2 Minnesota 1 – Minnesota eliminated

UCLA qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


  1. Arizona State 7 Southern Illinois 4
  2. Virginia Tech 5 BYU 2
  3. Virginia Tech 8 Arizona State 2
  4. BYU 7 Southern Illinois 2 – Southern Illinois eliminated
  5. BYU 9 Arizona State 8 – Arizona State eliminated
  6. Virginia Tech 11 BYU 3 – BYU eliminated

Virginia Tech qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.



  1. Oklahoma 4 Washington 2
  2. Oklahoma 9 Washington 1 (5 innings)

Oklahoma qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.


  1. James Madison 2 Missouri 1
  2. Missouri 7 James Madison 1
  3. James Madison 7 Missouri 2

James Madison qualifies for the WCWS 2-1.


  1. Oklahoma State 6 Texas 1
  2. Texas 4 Oklahoma State 2
  3. Oklahoma State 2 Texas 0

Oklahoma State qualifies for the WCWS 2-1.


  1. Georgia 4 Florida 0
  2. Georgia 6 Florida 0

Georgia qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.


  1. Alabama 4 Kentucky 3
  2. Alabama 4 Kentucky 1

Alabama qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.


  1. Arizona 10 Arkansas 4
  2. Arizona 4 Arkansas 1

Arizona qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.


  1. Florida State 1 LSU 0
  2. Florida State 4 LSU 3 (9 innings)

Florida State qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.


  1. Virginia Tech 2 UCLA 2
  2. UCLA 2 Virginia Tech 0
  3. UCLA 6 Virginia Tech 0

UCLA qualifies for the WCWS 2-1.


  1. Alabama 3 Texas 0
  2. Texas 7 Alabama 5
  3. Alabama 8 Texas 5

Alabama qualifies for the WCWS 2-1.


  • Honda Sports Award – Rachel Garcia, UCLA (.341 AVG, 13 HR, 35 RBI) (18-3, 183 K, 1.39 ERA)
  • USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year – Jocelyn Aho, Oklahoma (.475 AVG, 34 HR, 89 RBI, 3 SB)
  • NFCA Player of the Year – Rachel Garcia, UCLA
  • NFCA National Pitcher of the Year – Montana Fouts, Alabama (27-4, 349 K, 1.61 ERA)
  • Softball America Pitcher of the Year – Odicci Alexander, James Madison (18-3, 204 K, 1.71 ERA)
  • NFCA National Freshman of the Year – Tiare Jennings, Oklahoma
  • Softball America Freshman of the Year – Tiare Jennings, Oklahoma
  • NFCA Cather of the Year – Dejah Mulipola, Arizona
  • NFCA Golden Shoe Award – Jenna Wildeman, Central Arkansas


P – Megan Faraimo, UCLA
P – Montana Fouts, Alabama
P – Keely Rochard, Virginia Tech
C – Dejah Mulipola, Arizona
1B – Alysen Febrey, Oklahoma State
2B – Tiare Jennings, Oklahoma
3B – Charla Echols, Florida
SS – Sami Williams, Iowa State
OF – Jocelyn Alo, Oklahoma
OF – Jayda Coleman, Oklahoma
OF – Maya Brady, UCLA
UTIL – Rachel Garcia, UCLA
UTIL – Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
AL – Bailey Hemphill, Alabama
AL – Mary Haff, Arkansas
AL – Braxton Burnside, Arkansas
AL – Gabbie Plain, Washington
AL – Kayla Kowalik, Kentucky


P – Ashley Rogers, Tennessee
P – Carrie Eberle, Oklahoma State
P – Kathryn Sandercock, Florida State
C – Kinzie Hansen, Oklahoma
1B – Danielle Gibson, Arkansas
2B – Baylee Klingler, Washington
3B – Jenna Cone, George Washington
SS – Grace Lyons, Oklahoma
OF – Ailiyah Andrews, LSU
OF – Kiki Milloy, Tennessee
OF – Abby Sweet, Notre Dame
UTIL – Valerie Cagle, Clemson
UTIL – Deja Davis, Duke
AL – Odicci Alexander, James Madison
AL – Sis Bates, Washington
AL – Alex Storako, Michigan
AL – Taylor Pleasants, LSU
AL – Maddi Hackbarth, Arizona State


P – Brooke Yanez, Oregon
P – Elizabeth Hightower, Florida
P – Alyssa Denham, Arizona
C – Haley Lee, Texas A&M
1B – Kaylee Tow, Alabama
2B – Hannah Adams, Florida
3B – Hannah Becerra, Cal State Fullerton
SS – Briana Perez, UCLA
OF – Brooke Wilmes, Missouri
OF – Haley Cruse, Oregon
OF – Janelle Meono, Arizona
UTIL – Paige Rauch, Villanova
UTIL – Hayley Busby, Oklahoma State
AL – Georgina Corrick, USF
AL – Mackenzie Boesel, South Carolina
AL – Jessie Harper, Arizona
AL – Sydney McKinney, Wichita State
AL – Janae Jefferson, Texas

2021 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2021 held at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville, Tennessee on August 20-22.

Champion –  MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics, Woodbridge, New Jersey
Runner Up – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton, Kent, Washington

  • MVP – Bernadette Tenuto – MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics (11-14, .786, 6 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • HR Champion – Megan Baltzell – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton (19-30, .633, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 14 Runs) – 5
  • Batting Champion – Amber Parrish – Team 24/Proton (16-20, 6 RBI, 7 Runs) – .800

Competition in the Women’s Open division was fierce today as the field of 14 teams narrowed to four. Seven games were won in run-rule fashion while three contests were won by only one run. The women racked up a total of 716 hits in 23 games played and will look to tally more as the competition continues.

Advancing to the Women’s Open Championship Game tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. CT is MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics who won three consecutive games in the winner’s bracket after having a bye in the first round of play. Each game MPT Rentals played was close-scoring, but they always found a way to come out on top. MPT Rentals took down Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton 13-10 and pulled-out a 15-12 victory over Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos. MPT Rentals met La Famiglia/Easton/Riot in the winner’s bracket finale to cap out the night. La Famiglia started the tournament hot, shutting out Classic Glass/Easton/Dirty Sports 11-0 in their first game on Saturday morning and posting back-to-back run-rule wins against Smash It Sports Traders reloaded and BSC Dynasty to make it to the winner’s bracket finale.

In the final game of the night, MPT Rentals fought hard against La Famiglia throughout the entire contest. MPT Rentals scored the first runs of the game in the second inning via a walk, triple, and sacrifice fly to make it 2-0, MPT Rentals. La Famiglia answered back in the third and took the lead, holding it through the fifth inning. The score continued to pinball in the sixth when MPT Rentals strung five singles together to get ahead 5-3. Once again, La Famigila accepted the challenge and scored three more runs in the bottom of the frame. Falling behind 6-5 going into the seventh inning, well-placed hits allowed MPT Rentals to plate four runs, pulling ahead for good and eventually claiming the 9-8 victory to send them to the Championship.

Three teams remain in the loser’s bracket with Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos facing off against Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton at 8 a.m. CT in the win-or-go-home game. The winner will advance to the semi-final contest against La Famiglia at 9:15 a.m. CT. Smash It Sports lost their second game of the tournament but made an impressive run through the loser’s bracket by winning three consecutive games. Low Bobs was sent to the loser’s bracket after falling to MPT Rentals in a close, 15-12 game but bounced back with a 7-3 victory over Team 24/Proton to advance in the bracket and continue the fight for a title on Championship Sunday.

The loser’s bracket kicked off the Women’s Open division on Championship Sunday as Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton took down Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos 12-5. Smash It Sports struck first when Fiana Finau drove a three-run shot over the center field fence in the third at-bat of the game. The damage continued with three singles, a double, and a sac fly to extend the Smash It Sports lead to 5-0. Low Bobs put up a run in the bottom of the frame but was unable to catch up as Smash It Sports continued tacking on runs throughout the game. Mandy Hollman homered in the sixth to score Smash It Sports’ final run of the contest, putting them up 12-4 after the sixth. Low Bobs attempted a rally in their final three outs by scoring on a sacrifice fly, but a ground out would end the game and give Smash It Sports the victory, sending them to the semi-final contest.

Smash It Sports continued their hot streak by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning against La Famiglia/Easton/Riot. The lowest scoring game of the tournament, Smash It Sports was able to pull-off the 8-2 win and advance to the Championship game. Megan Baltzell led Smash It Sports by going 2-3 with two home runs and three RBI in the contest.

In their third and final game of the day, Smash It Sports faced-off against MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics to battle it out for the Championship title. MPT Rentals wasted no time in getting on the board, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning. Defense was also on point for MPT Rentals as they retired Smash It Sports in order in each of the first three innings. MPT Rentals kept their foot on the gas while Megan Higginbotham went 3-4 with three RBI to lead MPT Rentals to a 14-1 (five innings) victory as they claimed the 2021 Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship title.

Bernadette Tenuto led MPT Rentals with 11 hits and a .786 batting average throughout the weekend. Haylee Leatherwood and Higginbotham each tallied eight hits in the tournament with Higginbotham scoring a team-leading eight runs.


Loren Thomas, MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics (5-13, .385, 3 RBI, 4-0 Pitching)
Megan Baltzell, Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton (19-30, .633, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 14 Runs)
Kacey Britt, La Famiglia/Easton/Riot (8-12, .667, 2 RBI, 4 Runs)
Bethany Brown, Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton (15-24, .625, 1 HR, 16 RBI, 9 Runs)
Fiana Finau, Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton (18-28, .643, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 12 Runs)
Megan Higginbotham, MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics (11-17, .647, 7 RBI, 8 Runs)
Mandy Hollman, Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton (17-28, .607, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 9 Runs)
Kaylnn Johnson, MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics (8-12, .667, 3 RBI, 5 Runs)
Heather Leatherfield, MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics (8-14, .571, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)
Desiree Mejia, La Famiglia/Easton/Riot (10-15, .667, 6 RBI, 4 Runs)
Amber Parrish, Team 24/Proton (16-20, .800, 6 RBI, 7 Runs)
Robin Pettit, BSC Dynasty (9-11, .818, 3 RBI, 2 Runs)
Bree Setree, Low Bobs/Shirts&Logos (10-17, .588, 5 RBI, 2 Runs)
Bernadette Tenuto, MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics (11-14, .786, 6 RBI, 7 Runs)
Kylie Wolfe, MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics (7-13, .538, 4 RBI, 4 Runs)


Lora Helton, BSC Dynasty (10-14, .714, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 7 Runs)
Janna Korak, Lady SNI (10-15, .667, 4 RBI, 5 Runs)
Dara Toman, Team 24/Proton (13-20, .650, 5 RBI, 9 Runs)
Chelsea Showers, Team 24/Proton (12-17, .706, 7 RBI, 3 Runs)
Stephanie Call, Team 24/Proton (10-18, .556, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 6 Runs)
Tara Licuanan (Salcedo), Smash It Sports/Derby Girls (15-28, .563, 3 RBI, 4 Runs)


1. MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics, Woodbridge, NJ (4-0)
2. Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton, Kent, WA (6-2)
3. La Famiglia/Easton/Riot, Bethel Park, PA (3-2)
4. Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos, Lexington, KY (3-2)
5t. BSC Dynasty, Tallahassee, FL (2-2)
5t. Team 24/Proton, Apollo Beach, FL (3-2)
7t. Xtreme/Greenspace, Lino Lakes, MN (2-2)
7t. Lady SNI/LazyLlama/DeMarini/Slugger, Lake Mary, FL (2-2)
9t. Lady Mojo/S2SN, Louisa, VA (1-2)
9t. Smash It Sports/Traders Reloaded, Collierville, TN (0-2)
9t. Classic Glass/Easton/Dirty Sports, Shoreline, WA (0-2)
9t. On Point, Grimes, IA (0-2)
13t. Real Talk Softball/Riot, Wichita, KS (0-2)
13t. Dbbrand/SNC/Team199, York, PA (0-2)

2021 ASA Men’s AA Slow Pitch Nationals

2021 held at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville, Tennessee on August 21-22.

Champion –  Thunder/Chosen/All American Restoration, Gladewater, Texas
Runner Up – Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals, Toms River, New Jersey

  • MVP – Kyle Pearson, Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S
  • HR Champion – Kyle Pearson, Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S (10)
  • HR Champion – Jeremy Yates, Daddy Rocks/Ductech/Hoffman/S&S (10)
  • Batting Champion – Filip Washington, Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics (0.857)

The competition was an absolute slugfest with 164 home runs leaving the park. Teams tallied a grand total of 485 runs in 12 games with just under half the winners scoring over 30 runs in their victories. Five games were decided via run-rule and another five were won in walk-off fashion. Three teams remain in the men’s division and will duke it out on Sunday morning in hopes of claiming the Championship trophy.

Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals sealed their spot in the title game after going undefeated in today’s action. Bats were hot all day for Juno Athletics as they scored 91 runs on 97 hits. In their first game, Juno Athletics edged out Chanticlear Pizza_Monsta in a tight 25-24 contest before posting a 34-19 rule-rule victory over Apex. The winner’s bracket finale was a solid matchup between Juno Athletics and Thunder/Chosen/All American Restoration that resulted in a come-from-behind walk-off win for Juno Athletics after two home runs tied and won the game in the seventh. Juno Athletics will compete for the title in the Championship Game on Sunday at 10 a.m. CT.

After falling to Juno Athletics 32-28, the Thunder was sent to the loser’s bracket where they will face off against Daddy Rocks/Hoffman/Ductech/S&S in the semi-final contest Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m CT. The Thunder had a solid showing in their first two outings, defeating Daddy Rocks 22-18 and Comotose/S2N/Monsta 8-7. Daddy Rocks’ loss to Juno Athletics in their first game of the day fueled the fire for them to blast through the loser’s bracket, pulling out three straight wins including two run-rule victories.

Daddy Rocks/Hoffman/Dutech/S&S and Thunder/Chosen/All American Restoration met for the second time in the tournament as they faced-off in the semi-final contest at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Both teams got on the board in the first inning, but after Thunder’s nine-spot in the second they left Daddy Rocks in the dust. Another big inning in the third extended Thunder’s lead before they sealed the 25-3 run-rule victory after four innings. Travis Clark, Brian McBryde, and Kyle Pearson each hit two home runs apiece with Pearson leading the Thunder with six RBI.

The Thunder entered the Championship game against Juno Athletics needing to win in order to force an “if-necessary” game and complete their quest for the title. This proved to be no issue for the Thunder as they got to work and scored a quick four runs in the first inning. Sending seven home runs out of the park including a grand slam from Bradley Jones, the Thunder racked up a total of 19 hits to take down Juno Athletics 18-11 and force another game.

In the final game of the 2021 USA Softball Men’s Class AA Slow Pitch National Championship, both teams came out swinging and put up 13 combined runs in the first inning of play. Juno Athletics cooled off in the second, but the Thunder stayed hot and pushed 12 runners across the plate, putting them ahead 21-6. Nineteen home runs were hit in the title game as each team had 24 hits apiece. The Thunder had multiple chances to walk-off the game via run-rule but were unable to take advantage of the opportunities. Juno Athletics threatened a comeback in the top of the seventh, but they fell short as the Thunder walked away with the 28-20 victory and the National Championship title.

Pearson led the Thunder with a .696 batting average and 10 home runs with 22 RBI over the course of the tournament. Pearson finished third on the team in hits with 16 while Austyn Dawe accounted for 17 hits and Jones led the Thunder with 18.


Kevin Bazat, Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S (16-23, .696, 8 RBI, 12 Runs)
Austyn Dawe, Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S (18-27, .667, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 12 Runs)
John Dombrowski, Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals (13-15, .867, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 10 Runs)
Brandon Hooks, Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics (13-15, .867, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 12 Runs)
Tristan Johnston, Daddy Rocks/Ductech/Hoffman/S&S (12-17, .706, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 13 Runs)
Bradley Jones, Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S (20-28, .714, 7 HR, 14 RBI, 8 Runs)
Erik Kanaby, Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals (17-25, .680, 7 HR, 16 RBI, 14 Runs)
Brian McBryde, Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S (16-25, .640, 8 HR, 15 RBI, 13 Runs)
Ryan McClanahan, Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals (17-23, .739, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 11 Runs)
Kyle Pearson (LA), Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S (21-28, .750, 10 HR, 22 RBI, 16 Runs)
Josh Riley, Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S (17-27, .630, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 16 Runs)
Jeff Roxby, Daddy Rocks/Ductech/Hoffman/S&S (18-24, .750, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 12 Runs)
Filip Washington, Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics (15-17, .882, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 13 Runs)
Johnathon Williams, Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals (17-25, .680, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
Jeremy Yates, Daddy Rocks/Ductech/Hoffman/S&S (20-24, .833, 10 HR, 19 RBI, 19 Runs)


1. Thunder/Chosen/All American, Gladewater, TX (5-1)
2. Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals, Toms River, NY (3-2)
3. Daddy Rocks/Hoffman/Ductech/S&S, South St. Paul, MN (3-2)
4. Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics, Spring, TX (2-2)
5t. Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, WI (1-2)
5t. Apex, Ankeny, IA (1-2)
7t. Team No Limits, Gainesville, VA (0-2)
7t. Chanticlear Pizza/Monsta, Becker, MN (0-2)


Jason Matusik, Monsta/Black Sheep (14-19, .737, 4 HR, 5 RBI, 12 Runs)
Tyler Buck, Daddy Rocks (15-22, .682, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 10 Runs)
Zach Messer, Daddy Rocks (14-21, .667, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 10 Runs)
BJ Fulk, Daddy Rocks (14-23, .609, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 Runs)
Kyle Pearson (FL), Daddy Rocks (14-23, .609, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 11 Runs)
Dale Brungardt, Juno Athletics (13-24, .542, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 10 Runs)
Jason Branch, MPT/Anarchy (15-26, .577, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 13 Runs)
Travis Clark, Thunder/Chosen/All American Restoration (13-26, .500, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 9 Runs)

2021 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2021 held at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville, Tennessee on August 19-20.

Champion –  Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S, Cicero, New York
Runner Up – Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics, Spring, Texas

  • MVP – Josh Riley, Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S
  • HR Champion – Jason Matusik – Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics
  • Batting Champion – Bradley Jones – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S


The 2021 USA Softball Men’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship was full of nonstop action as the one-day, double-elimination tournament took place today in Hendersonville, Tenn. Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S won three straight games to defeat Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics 27-12 in the Championship contest to claim their fourth-consecutive USA Softball Men’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship title.

The Thunder made their way to the Championship Game by kicking off the day with a 35-15 run-rule victory (five innings) over Comatose/S2N/Monsta. Josh Riley led the team with four home runs and was one of eight Thunder players with a long ball in the contest. Riley also racked up eight RBIs for the Thunder while Jeremy Yates went five-for-five at the plate. In their second game of the day, the Thunder took down Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics thanks to a 13-run sixth inning. Down 17-14 in the bottom of the frame, back-to-back home runs from Riley and Kyle Pearson sparked the rally for the Thunder. A single, a double, and four more home runs in the inning would put the Thunder ahead and lead them to a 26-20 victory and a spot in the title game.

Monsta Black Sheep played a total of four games today and started out strong with a 18-16 win against Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals. They then took on the Thunder in the semi-final game and led through five innings of play but fell 26-20 after the Thunder’s explosive sixth inning. Sent to the loser’s bracket, Monsta Black Sheep took on Juno Athletics for the second time in a win-or-go-home matchup. Jason Matusik got things going for Monsta Black Sheep in the first inning with a solo shot to left field. Once on the board, Monsta Black Sheep didn’t look back, scoring in five out of six innings with home runs off the bats of seven different players, propelling Monsta Black Sheep to a 13-9 victory to send them to the Championship Game.

The final game of the tournament reunited the Thunder and Monsta Black Sheep for the second time today. The Championship contest was an impressive matchup with runs crossing the plate for both teams in all but one inning. Once again, Matusik put Monsta Black Sheep on top with a solo home run to start off the game. The lead didn’t last long, however, as the Thunder responded with a sacrifice fly and a home run of their own to make the score 3-1, Thunder, after one inning of play.

The Thunder continued to tack on runs, extending their lead to 8-1 in the second inning with a handful of base hits and a home run from Gregg Connell. Monsta Black Sheep answered back with a sac fly and two more long balls from Filip Washington and Matusik to close the gap to 8-5, though they would not be able to stop the Thunder offense who plated seven more runs in the bottom of the frame.

With the score 15-5 going into the fourth inning, Monsta Black Sheep refused to go down without a fight. The team was able to scratch a couple of runs and hold the Thunder to only two runs over the next two innings. Home runs from Brian McBryde and Matusik in the sixth cut the Thunder’s lead to 17-12. With bats still on fire, the Thunder took back control in the bottom of the sixth to close out the game. Back-to-back home runs from Bradley Jones and Yates sparked the rally that led to a 10-run sixth inning capped with a walk-off home run from Yates to seal the win. The Thunder walked away with a 27-12 run-rule victory (six innings) over Monsta Black Sheep, winning their fourth straight USA Softball Men’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship title.

Riley put together an impressive tournament performance which earned him the MVP title, while Jones led with a .867 batting average and Matusik tallied the most home runs with nine on the day.


P – Travis Clark – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S
IF – Kevin Bazat – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S
IF – Orlando Castillo – Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals
IF – Greg Connell – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S
IF – Bradley Jones – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S
IF – Jason Matusik – Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics
OF – Tyler Marshburn – Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals
OF – Josh Riley – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S
OF – Nic Santana – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S
OF – Jeremy Yates – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S
UTIL – Travis Houseman – Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics
UTIL – Ryan Honeycutt – Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics
UTIL – Brian McBryde – Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics
UTIL – Phil Matte – Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals
UTIL – Brian Wegman – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S


1. Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S, Cicero, NY (3-0)
2. Monsta Black Sheep/Texas5/Monsta Athletics, Spring, TX (2-2)
3. Juno Athletics/MPT Rentals, Toms River, NY (2-2)
4. Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, WI (1-2)
5. Apex, Ankeny, IA (0-2)

2021 ASA Men’s C Slow Pitch Nationals

2021 held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 27-29.

Champion –  Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors, Shakopee, Minnesota
Runner Up – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation, Branford, Connecticut

  • MVP – John David – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors
  • HR Champion – Ryan Balis – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation (7)
  • HR Champion – Dustin Duncan – Russell’s Paint & Body (7)
  • HR Champion – Scott Patterson – Newbreed/Gorillaz/Royce Geo (7)
  • Batting Champion – Casey Tyler – Demars Softball (1.000)


The 2021 USA Softball Men’s Class C Slow Pitch National Championship came to a close today with Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors claiming the Championship title after forcing an “if-necessary” game to defeat Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation 18-10 in the final contest. Stagecoach finished the tournament with an 8-1 record, their only loss coming from a winner’s bracket matchup against Northwoods Elite. Sent to the loser’s bracket on Day Two, Stagecoach clinched five-straight crucial victories to earn them the trophy and the Championship title.

In the first game of the day, the loser’s bracket semi-final saw a rematch as Stagecoach took down Northwoods Elite in a close-fought 11-8 battle. Stagecoach came out of the gate strong with a four-run first inning and three home runs from Daniel Sargent, Micah Loegering, and Zach Prins. Plating five more runs in the top of the third, Stagecoach extended their lead to 9-0 before Northwoods scratched two in the bottom of the frame to make it 9-2. Stagecoach pushed two more runs across in the fourth thanks to a pair of singles and a double, making it an 11-2 ballgame. Northwoods began to chip away at the Stagecoach lead in the bottom of the frame with a sacrifice fly from Dru Mickelson to add one more run to the board before scoring five more in the fifth inning to close the gap, 11-8. Despite the rally, Northwoods was unable to string things together in the final two innings, ending their tournament run and allowing Stagecoach to walk away with the 11-8 win to send them to the title game.

The offense continued to dominate for Stagecoach as they rolled into the Championship Game against Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation. Six hits in the first inning pushed five runs across the plate for Stagecoach, but Trinity answered back with three home runs in the bottom of the frame to score four, making it 5-4 Stagecoach after one inning of play. A big inning in the second put up eight more runs for Trinity allowing them to pull ahead 12-5 going into the third inning. Losing the lead lit the spark for Stagecoach as their offense exploded for 26 runs in the next four innings including a 12-run fourth. Trinity put up four runs in the fifth inning but couldn’t make a comeback as Stagecoach took the 31-16 (six innings) victory to force an “if-necessary” game. Out of their 33 total hits, Stagecoach racked up 10 doubles in the contest with James Kauffmann leading the way with three.

In the winner-take-all matchup with the Championship title on the line, the competition was fierce as neither team gave up the fight. Stagecoach struck first with a five-run first inning after two RBI singles from Sargent and Loegering and a three-run shot from Prins put them on the board. Both offenses were quiet throughout the next two innings as the defense controlled the game. Trinity broke the silence in top of the fourth after Robert Aquilino put a two-run home run over the left field fence. The team used that momentum to extend the rally, scoring seven more runs in the top of the frame to take the lead, 9-5. Not going down without a fight was Stagecoach, finding ways to get on base and manufacturing three runs to bring them within one of Trinity. Aquilino tacked on another run for Trinity in the top of the fifth for his second home run of the game to put his team up 10-8, but it wouldn’t last long as Stagecoach responded with a three-run home run from Kauffmann to steal back the lead, 11-10. Stagecoach finished out the game strong, scoring 10 runs in the last two innings and sealing the 18-10 victory with a slick double-play on the infield to clinch the 2021 Men’s Class C Slow Pitch National Championship title.


  • P – Joseph Apostoli – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation
  • IF – Matt Allen – Russell’s Paint & Body
  • IF – Ryan Balis – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation
  • IF – Craig Kolb – Northwoods Elite
  • IF – Daniel Rothbauer – Northwoods Elite
  • IF – Casey Tyler – Demars Softball
  • OF – Kyle Creamer – Shameless/Budweiser
  • OF – Sean Grosonic – Newbreed/Gorillaz/Royce Geo
  • OF – Nathan King – Fishers Softball
  • OF – Micah Loegering – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors
  • UTIL – Robert Aquilino – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation
  • UTIL – John David – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors
  • UTIL – Nicholas Follo – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation
  • UTIL – James Kaufmann – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors
  • UTIL – Zach Prins – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors


1. Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors, Shakopee, MN (8-1)
2. Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation, Branford, CT (5-2)
3. Northwoods Elite, Bloomer, WI (4-2)
4. Newbreed/Gorillaz/Royce Geo, Alton, IL (6-2)
5t. Shameless/Budweiser, Sheffield, IA (3-2)
5t. Russell’s Paint & Body, Oveido, FL (5-2)
7t. Demars Softball, East Haven, CT (3-2)
7t. Fishers Softball, Lancaster, PA (4-2)
9t. The Mill/A3, Sidney, MT (3-2)
9t. MN Maniax/Easton/H Auto, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
9t. VHI/Greater Than, Rochester, MN (2-2)
9t. Thunder/Chosen/Competitive Edge/SOG, Gladewater, TX (3-2)
13t. CIDW/Left Lane Athletics, Ankeny, IA (2-2)
13t. Square One/Spiderz, Waukesha, WI (2-2)
13t. The 10th Inning, Hudson, IA (2-2)
13t. Omaha’s Finest, Omaha, NE (2-2)
17t. Kass & Co., Peosta, IA (2-2)
17t. MVP/Old School, Houston, TX (1-2)
17t. Grassland, Greenwood, WI (1-2)
17t. All Star Plumbing, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
17t. Oak Ridge Dental, Lakeville, MN (2-2)
17t. MMB/The Box/Monsta Athletics, West Fargo, ND (1-2)
17t. Twisted Lazers/First Watch/Big House Gym, Kearney, NE (1-2)
17t. C&M Transport/Nager Law/Lakes Heating & AC, Kirtland, OH (1-2)
25t. Silverbacks, Inver Grove Heights, MN (1-2)
25t. Granite Services, Foley, MN (1-2)
25t. Dick Raimann Farms/Garage Force/Excel Homes, Eyota, MN (1-2)
25t. Buzs/Valpo Family Dentistry, Valparaiso, IN (0-2)
25t. SWOK Outlaws, Altus, OK (0-2)
25t. Pioneer Auto, Sioux City, NE (0-2)
25t. 605, Sioux Falls, SD (0-2)
25t. T&C Lawn Care/HH, Cedar Falls, IA (0-2)
33t. Shenanigans/WTP/MII/Dunn Sports, Pleasant Prairie, WI (0-2)
33t. Dirty Vegas/Steel, Grives, TX (0-2)
33t. GetNutz Hawaii, Hayward, CA (0-2)