Category: ASA

Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons

The Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons were one of the greatest men’s fast pitch teams in history. Here is a look at their storied history.

  • 1940 ASA Indiana State Runnerup to Bendix Brakes, ASA National Runnerup (44-14)
  • 1941 ASA Indiana State Runnerup to Bendix brakes, ASA National Champs (50-10)
  • 1942 ASA Indiana State Champ/ASA East Central Regional Champ, ASA National 3rd Place (65-12)
  • 1943 ASA Indiana State Champ/ASA East Central Regional 3rd place (63-15)
  • 1944 Indiana State Champ/ASA West Central Regional Champ/ASA National Runnerup (76-12)
  • 1945 ASA National Industrial Champ/ASA National Champ (72-4)
  • 1946 ASA National Champ/NSL League Champ (93- 7)
  • 1947 ASA National Champ/NSL Regular Season and Playoff Champ (113-19)
  • 1948 NSL Regular Season Champ – did not play ASA Champ Briggs Beautyware (99-21)
  • 1949 NSL Regular Season & Playoff Champ – Beat ASA Champ Tip Top Tailors (114-10)
  • 1950 NFL Regular Season & Playoff Champ – Beat ASA Champ Clearwater Bombers (113-17)
  • 1951 NISL Regular Season & Playoff Champ – Beat ASA Champ Dow Chemical (101- 6)
  • 1952 NISL Regular Season & Playoff Champ – Beat ASA Champ Briggs Beautyware (110-14)
  • 1953 NISL Regular Season Champ – Lost to ASA Champ Briggs Beautyware (87-16)
  • 1954 NISL Regular Season Champ/ASA Indiana State Champ/ASA West Central Regional 4th place (56-12)
  • 1955 Fred Zollner disbanded the team

1945, 1946 and 1947, were the real glory years for Zollner’s club. It won world titles all three years, and no team ever won three in row before or since. It was in the 1947 World Tournament that Zollner decided he would pull his team out of ASA competition. In the final game of that tournament the opposition protested that the Pistons were using a pro, Curly Armstrong. He was a member of the Zollner Pistons pro basketball squad, and thus was indeed considered a pro. However, the other team also had a player who’ was a member of the former New York Rens, so both were thrown out of the tournament, and the final game had to be replayed. It made no difference. The Pistons won both.

A new league

Out of those ASA problems in 1947 the National Fastball League was born, and all of the great teams of that era were members. It made no difference to the Pistons. From 1948 through 1954, the last year for the Piston team here, Zollner’s team won the league championship six of seven years, losing out in 1952 to Midland, Mich.

During the 1946 national tourney in Cleveland, Lou Boudreau, manager of the Cleveland Indians, gave tryouts to Ramage and the Johnston brothers and wanted to sign all three to professional baseball contracts. “He wanted us to sign and play in, I think, Davenport, Iowa,” Ramage said. “But we were making more money in Fort Wayne than the Cleveland organization wanted to pay us, so we said thanks, but no thanks.” Naturally, with the huge salaries major league teams are paying these days, Kampschmidt and Ramage have to wonder what they might have done had they been born about 40 years after they were.

“I have to look at the St. Louis shortstop, Ozzie Smith, and wonder,” says Ramage. “The guy can’t hit his hat, and he’s making a million dollars.” They can recall boundless stories of their playing days with the Pistons, first riding in a bus all over the Midwest and later four to a car. “Fred always made sure there was one guy in each car who didn’t drink,” laughed Ramage.

Into left field

Kampschmidt remembers a game in which the Pistons had a 1-0 lead in the last inning and the other team had runners on second and third with no one out. “I looked at West, who was warming up, and he said, ‘Give me the ball, Bernie, I’ll get this thing over in a hurry.’ The batter bunted his first pitch and Bill promptly threw the ball into left field and both runs scored. He looked at me and said, ‘I told you I would get it over with in a hurry.’ ”

Kampschmidt, who was named manager of the team in 1946 and held that job until the team folded,. was asked what pitcher he would want to use if his team was playing in the seventh game of a best-of-seven series. “Bill West,” he replied with no hesitation, and added, “Luken wouldn’t be far behind, but if it was the seventh game Leo probably would have already pitched a couple of times and West was the kind of guy who could pitch every day.”

Facing retirement, Kampschmidt said, “I sure never thought when I moved here in 1940 I would work for the Winer Corp. for 42 years without ever missing a paycheck.” Ramage added, “There isn’t that first regret. Fred (Zollner) was the best sponsor a team ever had and the greatest guy in the world to work for.”


The Pistons were tickled when their old Detroit foes, the Briggs, went out Tuesday at the hands of the 38-year-old veteran, Shifty Gears, of Rochester, in an eight-inning thriller, 1-0.

Neal Barille became a father for the second time about two hours before the game Tuesday night. The new arrival is a daughter. He has a son, two. Neal celebrated with a single and two walks in four trips and has the fans here saying he’s improved since he left here.

Lou Boudreau, Cleveland Indian boss, was around to see some of the games and took a mighty good look at the Italian speedster. Porky Slater had to have a doe-tor’s care for his injured left shoulder and played with it heavily taped. But he drew a walk, hit a sharp single and made one swell catch despite the handicap. Hugh Johnston hit the ball hard three times, his second double being close to a homer, and the Pistons believe he’s out of his recent slump at the plate.

Eight more games today trim the field to three teams in each division, with the Pistons sure to be one of the three male survivors , for Thursday.

Ferguson Manager Beefs

If extra games are needed in either division after Thursday, night they are tentatively scheduled for Friday. The Piston-Ferguson game Tuesday night started nearly two hours late and was not over until way past midnight. The schedule got away behind because there were so many overtime clashes Tuesday. John Nolan, Ferguson manager, argued loud and long when the umps started calling illegal pitches on Kirkendall, but to no avail. They had called seven on him in an earlier game because he fails to stop long enough in his ball presentation.


 

Fast Pitch Softball History – International Softball Championships

  • International Softball Federation (ISF)/World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)  Men’s World Championships 1966-Present
  • International Softball Federation (ISF)/World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s World Championships 1965-Present
  • Pan-American Games Men’s Championships 1979-Present
  • Pan-American Games Women’s Championships 1979-Present
  • Olympic Games Women’s Championships 1996-2008
  • ASA/USA World Cup Championships 2005-present
  • Other International Events and Championships
  • ASA/USA Softball Athlete of the Year (Male and Female)

 

ISF/WBSC Worlds
MEN
International Softball Federation (ISF) Men's World Championship (1966-2013)
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women's World Championship (2014-)
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
1966	Mexico City, Mexico
	USA (12-0)			Mexico (9-3)			 93-10 	(7 shutouts)- Aurora Sealmasters, IL
	MVP- Charlie Richard (6-0, 39 IP, 61 Ks, 5 Shutouts, 0 ERs, 9 hits); 
	Note - Harvey Sterkel (3-0, 24 IP, 32 Ks); Pitched 6-0 Championship game; Joe Lynch (2-0, 12 IP, 15 Ks, Shutout)
Pool Play (Record; RF-RA)		Playoffs	Final
1. USA 			10-0 	85-10 	2-0 	12-0 	Gold
2. Mexico 		 8-2 	66-39 	1-1 	 9-3 	Silver
3. New Zealand 		 8-2 	45-15 	1-1 	 9-3 	Bronze
4. Puerto Rico 		 7-3 	53-40 	0-2 	 7-5 	4th
5. Venezuela 		 5-5 	70-58
6. Bahamas 		 5-5 	48-51
7. Canada 		 3-7 	44-48
8. Japan 		 3-7 	31-69
9. Domican Republic 	 3-7 	61-71
10. El Salvador 	 2-8 	29-78
11. Nicaragua 		 1-9 	25-77
NA. Panama 		 No Show

Playoffs
Mexico 5 - Puerto Rico 0
USA 2 - New Zealand 0 - Charlie Richard (2 hitter)
New Zealand 5 - Puerto Rico 1  - Bronze
USA 6 - Mexico 0  - Gold - Harvey Sterkal (1 hitter, 8 K)
NOTE - Leading Hitter - Carlos Choerena, Mexico (14-24) .583
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1968	Oklahoma City, OK
	USA (10-1)			Canada (8-3)			 56- 3	(9 shutouts)- Aurora Sealmasters, IL
	MVP- Harvey Sterkal (3-0 record, 21 IP, 42 K's, No-Hitter, 3 Shutouts), Joe Lynch (3-0, 22 IP, 45 Ks); 4-0 final score, 
	Note - Charlie Richard (2-1, perfect game with 15 Ks); Sterkal pitched both playoff games, had 18 Ks in final.
Pool Play (Record; RF-RA)		Playoffs	Final
1. USA 			8-1 	47- 3 	2-0 	10-1	Gold
2. Canada 		7-2 	21- 9 	1-1 	 8-3	Silver
3. Mexico 		6-3 	34-13 	1-1 	 7-4	Bronze
4. Philippines 		6-3 	22-15 	0-2 	 6-5	4th
5. New Zealand 		5-4 	 9- 5
6. Puerto Rico 		5-4 	14-17
7. Bahamas 		4-5 	16-19
8. US Virgin Islands 	2-7 	20-33
9. South Africa 	1-8 	 8-51
10. Japan 		1-8 	 6-35
NA. Venezuela 		(withdrew due to financial reasons)

Playoffs
Canada 5 - Philippines 3
USA 5 - Mexico 0 - Harvey Sterkal (15 Ks)
Mexico 1 - Philippines 0 (8 inn) - Bronze
USA 4 - Canada 0 - Gold  - Harvey Sterkal (18 Ks, had 2 hits), LP-Dick Hames, Canada
NOTE - Leading Hitter - Bill Stewart, USA (12-23) - .521
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1972	Manilla, Philippines
	Canada (12-1)			USA (9-3)			 38- 8	(6 shutouts)- Welty Way, Cedar Rapids, IA
	Note-Dick Hanes, Canada (5-0); pitched 1-0 11 inn. final; Dick Brubaker (4-1, 2 Shutouts, No-Hitter, 5-15, .333 Bat)
	Note-Richie Stephens (4-2, 3 Shutouts); Brubaker - 10 inn. final, Stephens in 11th w/bases loaded, gave up winning run.
Pool Play (Record; RF-RA)		Playoffs	Final
1. Canada 		8-1 	42-11 	2-0 	10-1 	Gold
2. New Zealand 		7-2 	41- 5 	1-2 	 8-4 	Bronze
3. USA 			7-2 	29- 6 	2-1 	 9-3 	Silver
4. Mexico 		6-3 	50-20 	0-2 	 6-5 	4th
5. Philippines 		5-4 	50-19
6. Japan 		5-4 	43-30
7. Guam 		3-6 	20-43
8. Chinese Taipei 	2-7 	26-40
9. Singapore 		2-7 	20-79
10. Hong Kong 		0-9 	13-81
(note: Chinese Taipai was known also as Nationalist China or Taiwan)
Playoffs
Canada 1 - New Zealand 0
USA 5 - Mexico 0 - Richie Stephens WP
USA 4 - New Zealand 0 - Dick Brubaker WP 2-hitter
New Zealand 1 - Mexico 0 - Bronze
Canada 1 - USA 0 (11 inn) - Gold - Dick Brubaker LP 10 IP/Richie Stephens 1 IP relief; WP - Dick Hanes, Canada (5-0)
NOTE - Kevin Herlihy, New Zealand (82 Ks set record)
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1976	Lower Hutt, New Zealand
	USA (11-2), Canada (11-3) and New Zealand (10-3) - (Tied -Rain)	 45- 9	(7 shutouts)- Reading Rising Sun Hotel, PA
	MVP- Ty Stofflet, USA (4-2, 98 Ks, 59 IP, 0 ER, 20 inn. 1-0 no-hitter with 33 Ks, had winning RBI, also batted .375)
	Note - George Ulmer (4-0, 30 IP, 45 Ks, 3 Shutouts), Larry Bergh (3-0, 22 IP, 35 Ks, 2 shutouts, No-Hitter)
	Note - Owen Walford, New Zealand (6-0); Stofflet retired 56 straight in that 20 inning game. 18 2/3 perfect IP.
Pool Play (Record; RF-RA)		Playoffs	Final (3-way tie due to Rain)
1. Canada 		11- 1 	59- 5 	0-1 	11-2 	Gold
2. USA 			10- 2 	44- 9 	1-0 	11-2 	Gold
3. New Zealand 		 9- 3 	53- 8 	1-0 	10-3 	Gold
4. Japan 		 6- 6 	47-36 	0-1 	6-7 	4th
5. Taiwan 		 3- 9 	26-76
6. Guam 		 2-10 	27-73
7. South Africa 	 1-11 	34-77
NA. Mexico 		No Show
NA. Philippines 	No Show
Note - Mexico and Philippines were suspended by the ISF for refusing to play due to South Africa's participation.
Playoffs - incomplete, rain halted play during Canada-New Zealand Semi Final play.
Winner was to play USA, but officials cancelled due to rain and awarded Tri-Champs
USA 1 - Canada 0 - Carl Walker HR won the game
New Zealand 2 - Japan 0
Canada vs New Zealand - game halted and rained out 
USA vs (Canada-New Zealand winner) - rained out
USA, Canada and New Zeleand Declared Tri-Champs due to Rain
NOTE - Leading Hitter - Basil McLean, New Zealand (17-40, .429)
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1980	Tacoma, WA
	USA (9-0)			Canada (9-2)			 33- 3	(8 shutouts)- Midland McArdle Pontiac, MI
	MVP- Owen Walford, USA (6-0 record, 6 shutouts, 39 IP, 47 Ks, 3-0, 9-inning 2-hit shutout in championship)
	Note- Bob Ryan (2-0) and Chuck D'Arcy (1-0). Jim Cawdry was the star pitcher for Canada.

Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final 
1. USA 			6-0 	25- 3 	3-0 	9-0 	Gold
2. Bahamas 		5-1 	21- 5 	2-2 	7-3 	Bronze
3. Japan 		4-2 	19-22 	0-1 	4-3
4. Guam 		3-3 	12-18 	0-1 	3-4
5. Dominican Republic 	2-4 	25-11
6. US Virgin Islands 	1-5 	11-29
7. South Africa 	0-6 	 3-32

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final 
1. Canada 		6-0 	34- 0 	2-2 	8-2 	Silver
2. New Zealand 		5-1 	35- 2 	1-2 	6-3 	4th
3. Mexico 		4-2 	29-12 	1-1 	5-3
4. Chinese Taipei 	3-3 	35-17 	1-1 	4-4
5. Panama 		2-4 	21-15
6. Argentina 		1-5 	14-27
7. Papua New Guinea 	0-6 	 2-94
NOTE - Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Guernsey Channel Islands (Europe) dropped out citing financial reasons

Playoffs
Chinese Taipei 2 - Japan 1 (13 inn)
Mexico 6 - Guam 0
Canada 4 - Bahamas 1 - Jim Cawdry WP
USA 2 - New Zealand 0 - Owen Walford 9 Ks

Bahamas 2 - Mexico 0
New Zealand 2 - Chinese Taipai 1
USA 3 - New Zealand 0 (10 inn) - Owen Walford WP in relief of Chuck D'Arcy

Bahamas 2 - New Zealand 1 (19 inn)
Canada 4 - Bahamas 1  - Bronze - Jim Cawdry WP
USA 3 - Canada 0 (9 inn)  - Gold  - Owen Walford, 2-hitter, 7 Ks
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1984	Midland, MI
	New Zealand (9-1)		Canada (8-1)			 60-14	(3 shutouts)- Franklin Cardinals, CT, 3rd, 7-2
	Note- 5-3 final score; Kevin Herlihy, New Zeland outdueled Jim Cawdry, Canada (3 shutouts, 2 No-hitters, perfect game)
	Note- Owen Walford (3-1, 33 IP, 42 Ks), Dennis Amell (3-1, 28 IP, 40 Ks), Al Lewis (1-0)
	Note- Kevin Herlihy (4-1) and Michael White (3-1) for New Zealand; Jim Cowdrey, Canada (17 IP, 38 Ks)

Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final 
1. USA 			7-0 	57- 5 	0-2 	7-2 	Bronze
2. New Zealand 		6-1 	40- 4 	3-0 	9-1 	Gold
3. Japan 		5-2 	76-18
4. Panama 		4-3 	15-24
5. Argentina 		3-4 	21-32
6. Mexico 		2-5 	21-26
7. Zimbabwe 		1-6 	 5-57
8. Hong Kong 		0-7 	 1-71

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final 
1. Canada 		7-0 	58- 0 	1-1 	8-1 	Silver
2. Chinese Taipei 	5-2* 	59-25 	2-1 	7-3 	4th
3. Dominican Republic 	5-2* 	48-20 	0-2 	5-4	
4. Bahamas 		4-3 	35-20
5. Neterlands Antilles 	3-4 	37-35
6. Guam 		3-4 	26-44
7. Botswana 		1-6 	 5-49
8. Bermuda 		0-7 	 8-83
*Note- Dominican Republic beat Chinese Taipei 9-3 in round robin. The teams tied for 2nd place,
this caused a playoff between the two teams. Dominican Republic only had to win 1 game, 
but Chinese Taipei had to win 2 due to already losing in the pool play game.
Playoffs
Chinese Taipei 9 - Dominican Republic 4 - (playoff game-1 for Pool B 2nd place)
Chinese Taipei 3 - Dominican Republic 2 - (playoff game-2 for Pool B 2nd place, Chinese Taipei gets 2nd)
Canada 4 - USA 0 - LP Owen Walford 
New Zealand 3 - Chinese Taipei 0
New Zealand 5 - USA 3 - Bronze - LP Dennis Ammel
New Zealand 3 - Canada 1 - Gold - WP- Kevin Herlihy
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1988	Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
	USA (14-2)			New Zealand (14-3)		122-14	(10 shutouts)- Team USA
	Note- Peter Meridith (6-0), Dave Scott (6-1, 4 Shutouts, 41 IP, 69 Ks), Brian Rothrock (19-37, .513, 8 HRs, 23 RBIs)
	Note- Steve Schultz (2-1, 2 no-hitters); Peter Meredith won 4-0 final (12 Ks) over MVP-Chubb Tangaroa of New Zealand
Pool Play (Record; RF-RA)		Playoffs	Final
1. USA 			12-1 	144- 9	2-1 	14-2 	Gold
2. New Zealand 		12-1 	 80- 8	2-2 	14-3 	Silver			(missing 5 pool play game scores)	
3. Canada 		11-2 	 99-12	1-1 	12-3 	Bronze			(missing 3 pool play game scores)
4. Cuba 		10-3 	 24-34	0-1 	11-4 	4th			(missing 6 pool play game scores)
5. Japan 		9-4	  9-11						(missing 8 pool play game scores)
6. Bahamas 		8-5	  5-17						(missing 8 pool play game scores)
7. Australia 		6-7	 27-39						(missing 5 pool play game scores)
8. Philippines 		6-7	 35-39						(missing 7 pool play game scores)
9. Mexico 		5-8	 20-25						(missing 8 pool play game scores)
10. Zimbabwe 		5-8	 10-60						(missing 6 pool play game scores)
11. Chinese Taipei 	4-9	 35-27						(missing 7 pool play game scores)
12. British Virgin Isle 2-11	 17-48						(missing 8 pool play game scores)
13. Bermuda 		1-12	  1-47						(missing 8 pool play game scores)
14. Denmark 		0-13	  2-103						(missing 6 pool play game scores)
Playoffs
USA 2 - New Zealand 1  - WP Peter Meredith; LP Chubb Tangaroa
Canada 12 - Cuba 0
New Zealand 3 - Canada 0 - Bronze
New Zealand 4 - USA 2  - LP Dave Scott LP 3 IP /Steve Schultz 4 IP; WP-Chubb Tangaroa
USA 4 - New Zealand 0 - Gold - WP Peter Meredith 3-hitter 12 Ks; LP Chubb Tangaroa
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1992	Manilla, Philippines
	Canada (10-0)			New Zealand (9-2)   		 79-13	(6 shutouts)- Team USA, 3rd, 8-2
	Note- Canada's pitching staff of Jody Hennigar, Mike Piechnik (5-0) and Darren Zack out pitched the strong
	New Zealand staff (Chubb Tangaroa, Peter Meredith and Michael White). Zack won the final 5-3 over White.
	Jimmy Moore (4-1, 3 Shutouts), Doug Middleton (2-1, Shutout, 23 IP, 37 Ks), Al Rebling 1-0 (perfect game)

Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final - (only runs against are available)
1. USA		 	8-0 	76-2 	0-2 	8-2 	Bronze
2. Japan 		7-1 	?- 3 	0-1 	7-2 	4th
3. Argentina 		6-2 	?-22
4. Philippines 		5-3 	?-38
5. Netherlands 		4-4 	?-60
6. Botswana 		3-5 	?-46
7. CMNI-Saipan 		1-7 	?-59
8. Hong Kong 		1-7 	?-65
9. Papua New Guinea 	1-7 	?-61
(note - CNMI-Saipan is actually The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands "CNMI")

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final - (only runs against are available)
1. Canada 		8-0 	72-6 	2-0 	10-1 	Gold
2. New Zealand 		7-1 	?- 3 	2-1 	 9-2 	Silver
3. Australia 		6-2 	?-20
4. Mexico 		5-3 	?-38
5. Chinese Taipei 	4-4 	?-55
6. Indonesia 		3-5 	?-48
7. Guam 		1-7 	?-70
8. Czechoslovakia 	1-7 	?-69
9. Singapore 		1-7 	?-69
Playoffs
New Zealand 1 - Japan 0
Canada 7 - USA 2 - LP Jimmy Moore
New Zealand 4 - USA 1 - Bronze - WP Michael White; LP Doug Middleton
Canada 5 - New Zealand 3 - Gold - Jody Hennigar 3-Run Homer wins it for Canada
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1996	Midland, MI
	New Zealand (14-0)		Canada (13-2)	    		 94-21	(6 shutouts)- Team USA, 4th, 10-4
	Note- Michael White pitched a 4-0 no-hitter to defeat Canada's Darren Zack in the Championship Game.
	Peter Meredith and Doug Gillis pitched no-hitters. Jimmy Moore, Dough Middleton and Scott Plangger also pitched.

Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final - (RF-RA not available)
1. Canada 		10-0 		3-2 	13-2 	Silver
2. USA 			 9-1 	86- 9	1-3 	10-4 	4th
3. Mexico 		 8-2 		1-1 	 9-3
4. Australia 		 7-3 		0-1 	 7-4
5. Puerto Rico 		 5-5
6. Czech Republic 	 5-5
7. Netherlands 		 5-5
8. CNMI-Mariana Islands  3-7
9. South Korea 		 2-8
10. Russia 		 1-9
11. Pakistan 		0-10

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final - (RF-RA not available)
1. New Zealand 		10-0 		4-0 	14-0 	Gold
2. Japan 		 8-2 		2-3 	10-5 	Bronze
3. Venezuela 		 8-2 		1-1 	 9-3
4. South Africa 	 7-3 		0-1 	 7-4
5. Argentina 		 7-3
6. Bahamas 		 5-5
7. Chinese Taipei 	 4-6
8. Denmark 		 3-7
9. Botswana 		 1-9
10. Papua New Guinea 	 1-9
11. Israel 		 1-9
Playoffs
Preliminary Round
Canada 4 - Japan 2
Mexico 3 - South Africa 1
New Zealand 3 - USA 2 (10 inn)
Venezuela 1 - Australia 0
Finals
Japan 8 - Mexico 0
USA 4 - Venezuela 2
Grand Final
Canada 5 - Japan 1
New Zealand 3 - USA 0
Championship Playoffs
New Zealand 4 - Canada 1 - WP Chubb Tangaroa
Japan 4 - USA 2 - 4th place - LP Scott Plangger
Final
Canada 1 - Japan 0 - Bronze
Grand Final
New Zealand 4 - Canada 0 - Gold - WP Michael White No-Hitter; LP Darren Zack
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2000	East London, South Africa
	New Zealand (11-1)		Japan (8-2)	    		 65-19	(4 shutouts)- Team USA, 3rd, 7-3
	Note- Marty Grant of New Zealand had 17 Ks to lead them to a 2-1 championship game win over Japan and Nobunori Nishimura.
	Note- Bill Hillhouse (2-1, perfect game), Pete Meredith (2-1, 21 IP, 37 Ks), Mike White (2-0), Doug Middleton (1-1)
	Note- Shawn Rychcik (9-25, .360, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs)
Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. New Zealand 		7-0 	65- 0 	4-1 	11-1 	Gold
2. USA 			6-1 	58-12 	1-2 	7-3 	Bronze
3. Czech Republic 	4-3 	23-34 	1-1 	5-4
4. South Africa 	3-4 	26-20 	0-1 	3-5
5. Philippines 		3-4 	11-17
6. Mexico 		3-4 	23-21
7. Denmark 		2-5 	11-19
8. Lesotho 		0-7 	 2-96
Note - Lesotho was previously known as Basutoland, the team was a last minute addition when Zimbabwe withdrew

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. Japan 		6-1 	31- 6 	2-1 	7-3 	Silver
2. Venezuela 		6-1 	26- 7 	0-2 	6-3 
3. Canada 		5-2 	38- 5 	2-1 	7-3 	4th
4. Dominican Republic 	4-3 	23-29 	0-1 	4-4
5. Botswana 		3-4 	 7-14
6. Australia 		3-4 	21-26
7. Netherlands 		1-6 	11-52
8. Chinese Taipei 	0-7 	 8-35
Playoffs
Preliminary Round
Japan 1 - New Zealand 0
USA 6 - Venezuela 2 - WP Michael White
Czech Republic 4 - Dominican Republic 3
Canada 7 - South Africa 0
Finals
New Zealand 1 - Czech Republic 0
Canada 2 - Venezuela 0
Japan 2 - USA 0 - LP Doug Middleton
New Zealand 3 - Canada 2
Grand Finals
New Zealand 3 - USA 1 - Bronze - LP Peter Meredith
New Zealand 2 - Japan 1 - Gold
Leading Hitter - Mark Sorenson, New Zealand (16-34, .529)
Note - Nobunori Nishimura, Japan competed in his 5th ISF Worlds and has a record of 17-6
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2004	Christchurch, New Zealand
	New Zealand (9-1)		Canada (8-3) 	    		 53-21	(4 shutouts)- Team USA, 4th, 7-2
	Note- New Zealand won its third Worlds in a row and has a record of 34-2 over the last three events
	Note- Jimmy Wana, New Zealand (6-0); Andrew Kirkpatrick, Australia (6-1, 41 IP, 70 Ks, also 10-17, .588)
	Note- Mike White and Travis Price (2-0), Doug Middleton (2-1) and Doug Gillis (1-1) for USA with 5 shutouts
Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. Canada 		6-1 	39- 9 	2-2 	8-3 	Silver
2. New Zealand 		6-1 	62-20 	3-0 	9-1 	Gold
3. Australia 		5-2 	41-15 	3-1 	8-3 	Bronze
4. Samoa 		4-3 	31-31 	1-1 	5-4
5. South Africa 	2-5 	25-43 
6. Venezuela 		2-5 	19-39
7. Philippines 		2-5 	17-38
8. Netherlands 		1-6 	23-61

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. USA 5 ShO 		6-0 	47- 3 	1-2 	7-2 	4th
2. Japan 		5-1 	33- 9 	0-2 	5-3
3. Czech Republic 	4-2 	21-22 	0-1 	4-3
4. Argentina 		3-3 	18-18 	0-1 	3-4
5. Great Britain 	2-4 	21-24
6. Botswana 		1-5 	 9-24
7. Hong Kong 		0-6 	 2-51
Playoffs
Preliminary Round
Australia 7 - Argentina 0 
Samoa 5 - Czech Republic 0
Canada 2 - Japan 1 - WP Darren Zack
New Zealand 9 - USA 0 - WP Jimmy Wana; LP Doug Gillis
Finals
Australia 5 - Japan 0 - WP Andrew Kirkpatrick
USA 3 - Samoa 2 - WP Doug Middleton
New Zealand 13- Canada 5 - WP Jimmy Wana; LP Dean Holoien
Australia 5 - USA 4 - WP Andrew Kirkpatrick; LP Doug Middleton 4th
Grand Finals
Canada 7 - Australia 0 - Bronze - WP Gerald Muizlaar; LP Andrew Kirkpatrick
New Zealand 9 - Canada 5 - Gold - WP Jimmy Wana; LP Brad Underhill
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2009	Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
	Australia (9-1)			New Zealand (9-2)		 54-45	(1 shutout)- Team USA, 4th, 7-3
	Note- Adam Folkard (5-0 36 IP, 57 Ks) and Andrew Kirkpatrick (3-1, 19 IP, 34 Ks) combined 7 Shutouts for Australia
	Note- Marty Grant (4-0) and Jeremy Manley (3-1) led New Zealand. Todd Martin was 4-0 for Canada.
	Note- For USA, Travis Price (3-0), Paul Koert (2-3). Ty KcKinnon and Terry Luster won the other two games
Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. New Zealand 		7-0 	81- 0 	2-2 	9-2	Silver
2. USA 			6-1 	38-31 	1-2 	7-3	4th
3. Japan 		4-3 	44-27 	1-1 	5-4	
4. Great Britain* 	3-4 	28-36 	0-1 	3-5
5. Philippines 		3-4 	23-39
6. Denmark 		3-4 	19-49
7. Mexico 		1-6 	31-54
8. Botswana 		1-6 	16-40
*Note- Great Britain advances due to fewest runs allowed as the tie-breaker

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. Canada 		7-0 	55-14 	1-2 	8-2	Bronze
2. Australia 		6-1 	57-12 	3-0 	9-1	Gold
3. Venezuela 		5-2 	65-15 	1-1 	5-4
4. Argentina 		4-3 	34-35 	0-1 	4-4
5. Czech Republic 	3-4 	33-36
6. Puerto Rico 		2-5 	38-57
7. South Africa 	1-6 	23-60
8. Indonesia 		0-7 	 2-76
Playoffs
Preliminary Round
Japan 7 - Argentina 6
Venezuela 10- Great Britain 3
Australia 7 - New Zealand 0 - WP Adam Folkard
Canada 6 - USA 4 - LP Paul Koert
Finals
New Zealand 10- Japan 6
USA 9 - Venezuela 1 - WP Travis Price
Australia 2 - Canada 0 - WP Andrew Kirkpatrick 14Ks
New Zealand 7 - USA 3 - 4th -  LP Paul Koert
Grand Finals
New Zealand 8 - Canada 5 - Bronze - WP Marty Grant; LP Dean Holoien
Australia 5 - New Zealand 0 - Gold - WP Adam Folkard No-Hitter, 10 Ks
Leading Hitter - Eduardo Galarza, Puerto Rico (9-17, .529, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs)
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2013	Auckland, New Zealand
	New Zealand (9-1)		Venezuela (7-5)			 44-34	(1 shutout)- Team USA, 8th, 4-4
	Note- Jeremy Manley, New Zealand (4-0); Worst showing ever by Team USA. 
	Note- Australia - Adam Folkard (4-1 43 IP, 71 Ks) and Andrew Kirkpatrick (3-1, 21 IP, 31 Ks) both had No-Hitters
	Note- USA - Josh Johnson (2-1), Travis Price (1-1), Gerald Muizelaar (1-2)
Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. Australia 		7-0 	48- 5 	2-2 	9-2 	Bronze
2. Venezuela 		5-2 	28-17 	2-2 	7-4 	Silver
3. Samoa 		4-3 	31-25 	0-1 	4-4
4. USA 			4-3 	42-25 	0-1 	4-4
5. Great Britain 	3-4 	20-18
6. Czech Republic 	3-4 	37-38
7. South Africa 	2-5 	13-37
8. Indonesia 		0-7 	14-67

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. Canada 		6-1 	43-12 	0-2 	6-3
2. New Zealand 		6-1 	43-12 	3-0 	9-1 	Gold
3. Argentina 		5-2 	24- 6 	2-1 	7-3 	4th
4. Japan 		5-2 	45-13 	1-1 	6-3
5. Columbia 		3-4 	17-25
6. Mexico 		2-5 	19-41
7. Netherlands 		1-6 	14-57
8. Philippines 		0-7 	12-51
Playoffs
Preliminary Round
Japan 4 - Samoa 2
Argentina 9 - USA 2 - LP Travis Price
New Zealand 5 - Australia 4
Venezuela 3 - Canada 1
Finals
Australia 4 - Japan 0
Argentina 2 - Canada 1
New Zealand 2 - Venezuela 0
Australia 2 - Argentina 1
Grand Finals
Venezuela 2 - Australia 0 - Bronze - LP Andrew Kirkpatrick
New Zealand 4 - Venezuela 1 - Gold - WP Jeremy Manley

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NOTE - The International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Softball Championship merged with the 
International Baseball Federation (IBF) to form the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) in 2013. 
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2015	Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
	Canada (10-1)			New Zealand (7-3)		 40-26	(2 shutouts)- Team USA, 9th, 6-3
	Note- Canada defeated Venezuela 10-0 in the final and then New Zealand 10-5 in the Grand Final
	Note- USA - Tony Mancha (3-2, 28 IP, 45 Ks), Josh Johnson (2-0) and Gerald Muizelaar (1-1)
Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. Canada 		7-0 	55- 9 	3-1 	10-1 	Gold
2. Argentina 		5-2 	33-13 	0-2 	5-3 
3. Czech Republic 	5-2 	36-35 	0-1 	5-3
4. New Zealand 		5-2 	48-10 	2-1 	7-3 	Silver
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5. Great Britain 	3-4 	25-28 	1-1 	4-5
6. Guatemala 		2-5 	17-32 	1-1 	3-6
7. Philippines 		1-6 	16-54 	0-1 	1-7
8. Indonesia 		0-7	 0-49 	0-1 	0-8	Forfeit

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. Dominican Republic 	6-1 	37-17 	0-2 	6-3
2. Australia 		5-2 	26-18 	1-2 	6-4 	4th
3. Venezuela 		5-2 	29-17 	2-1 	7-3 	Bronze
4. Japan 		4-3 	31-19 	1-1 	5-4
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5. USA 			4-3 	32-23 	3-0 	7-3 	Placement 1st
6. Mexico 		3-4 	36-33 	2-1 	5-5
7. Denmark 		1-6 	15-41 	0-1 	1-7
8. Netherlands 		0-7 	 2-37 	0-1 	0-8
Championship Playoffs (top 4 in each pool)
Quarterfinal
Canada 8 - Australia 3
Japan 8 - Czech Republic 3
Venezuela 3 - Argentina 1
New Zealand 8 - Dominican Republic 0
Semi Finals
Australia 3 - Japan 0
Venezuela 3 - Dominican Republic 0
Preliminary Finals
Venezuela 4 - Australia 0
New Zealand 9 - Canada 5
Grand Finals
Canada 10 - Venezuela 0 - Bronze
Canada 10 - New Zealand 5 - Gold

Placement Round Playoffs (bottom 4 in each pool)
Quarterfinal
Great Britain 3 - Netherlands 2
Mexico 7 - Philippines 0
USA 7 - Indonesia 0 (Forfeit)
Guatamala 3 - Denmark 1
Semi Finals
Mexico 7 - Great Britain 5
USA 4 - Guatamala 0
Final
USA 4 - Mexico 3 - 9th place game
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2017	Whitehorse, Yukon
	New Zealand (9-1)		Australia (8-4)			 65-32	(2 shutouts)- Team USA, 6th, 6-3
	Note- New Zealand defeated Australia 6-4 in the Final Championship Game
	Note- USA - Duane Weiler (2-0), Jeremy Manley (2-1) and Tony Mancha (2-2, 22 IP, 42 Ks)
Pool Play - Group A (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. Canada 		7-0 	66-11 	1-2 	8-2 	Bronze
2. Australia 		5-2 	45-12 	3-2 	7-4 	Silver
3. USA 			5-2 	47-18 	1-1 	6-3
4. Argentina 		5-2 	45-25 	2-1 	7-3	4th
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5. Dominican Republic 	3-4 	52-36 	1-2 	4-6
6. South Africa 	2-5 	28-37 	2-1 	4-6
7. Hong Kong 		1-6 	 3-80 	1-1 	2-7
8. India 		0-7 	 3-72 	0-1 	0-8

Pool Play - Group B (Record; RF-RA)	Playoffs	Final
1. Japan 		6-1 	74-10 	0-2 	6-3
2. New Zealand 		6-1 	73-11 	3-0 	9-1 	Gold
3. Venezuela 		6-1 	78-19 	0-1 	6-2
4. Botswana 		3-4 	24-23 	0-1 	3-5
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5. Denmark 		3-4 	33-28 	1-2 	4-6
6. Czech Republic 	3-4 	40-33 	4-1 	7-5 	Placement 1st
7. Great Britain 	1-6 	24-55 	1-1 	2-7
8. Turkey 		0-7 	 1-169 	0-1 	0-8
Championship Round
Preliminary Round
Argentina 5 - Botswana 0
USA 11- Venezuela 3
Canada 2 - Japan 0
New Zealand 6 - Australia 2
Final
Argentina 5 - Japan 3
Australia 11- USA 7
New Zealand 12- Canada 11
Australia 4 - Argentina 1
Grand Final
Australia 7 - Canada 3 - Bronze
New Zealand 6 - Australia 4 - Gold

Placement Pool
Preliminary Round
Hong Kong 15- Turkey 0
Great Britain 8 - India 1
South Africa 8 - Czech Republic 7
Dominican Republic 6 - Denmark 0
Semi-Finals
Czech Republic 6 - Hong Kong 2
Denmark 6 - Great Britain 1
South Africa 11- Dominican Republic 2
Czech Republic 5 - Denmark 3
Finals
Czech Republic 7 - Dominican Republic 0
Czech Republic 8 - South Africa 0 - Placement Final 1st
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Total USA Record; 127-34	5 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal, 3 Bronze Medals		RF-RA; 951-272	(76 shutouts)
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USA Men's Pitching Records - ISF Worlds
Year Pitcher			W-L	IP	Ks	Shutouts	NH/PG		MVP
1966 Charlie Richard 		5-0 	39 	61 	5 Shutouts			MVP
1966 Harvey Sterkal 		3-0 	24 	32 	1 Shutout
1966 Joe Lynch 			2-0 	12 	15 	1 Shutout
1966 Chick Walsh 		1-0 	 7 		1 Shutout
1966 Don Proctor 		1-0 	 7 	10 	1 Shutout
1968 Harvey Sterkal 		3-0 	21 	42 	1 Shutout	No-Hitter 	MVP
1968 Joe Lynch 			3-0 	22 	45
1968 Steve Nielsen 		2-0 	16 	28
1968 Charlie Richard 		2-1 	21 	35 	1 Shutout	Perfect Game
1972 Richie Stephens 		4-2 	39 		3 Shutouts
1972 Dick Brubaker 		4-1 	45 		2 Shutouts
1972 George Tenhaus 		1-0 	 7 		1 Shutout
1976 Ty Stofflet 		4-2 	59 	98 	3 Shutouts 	No-Hitter	MVP
1976 George Ulmer 		4-0 	30 	45 	3 Shutouts
1976 Larry Bergh 		3-0 	22 	35 	2 Shutouts 	No-Hitter
1980 Owen Walford 		6-0 	39 	47 	6 Shutouts 			MVP
1980 Bob Ryan 			2-0 	14 	15 	2 Shutout
1980 Chuck D'Arcy 		1-0 	12 	26 	1 Shutout
1984 Owen Walford 		3-1 	33 	45 	1 Shutout
1984 Dennis Amell 		3-1 	28 	48 	1 Shutout
1984 Al Lewis 			1-0 	 5 	 8 	1 Shutout
1988 Peter Meredith 		6-0 	33 	66 	2 Shutout
1988 Dave Scott 		6-1 	41 	69 	4 Shutout
1988 Steve Schultz 		2-1 	19 		2 Shutout 	2 No-Hitters
1992 Jimmy Moore 		4-1 	31 		3 Shutout 	No-Hitter
1992 Scott Plannger 		1-0 	 5 		1 Shutout
1992 Al Rebling 		1-0 	 5 	11 	1 Shutout 	Perfect Game
1992 Doug Middleton 		2-1 	23 	37 	1 Shutout
1996 - no info in records
1996 Doug Gillis
1996 Pete Meredith
1996 Doug Middleton
1996 Jimmy Moore
2000 Doug Middleton 		1-1 	14 	30 	1 Shutout
2000 Mike White 		2-0 	16 	19 	1 Shutout 	No-Hitter
2000 Pete Meredith 		2-1 	21 	37 	1 Shutout
2000 Bill Hillhouse 		2-1 	11 	18 	1 Shutout 	Perfect Game
2004 - no info on shutouts or innings pitched
2004 Mike White 		2-0
2004 Travis Price 		2-0
2004 Doug Middleton 		2-1 	21 	26
2004 Doug Gillis 		1-1	
2009 Paul Koert 		2-3 	24 	32 	1 Shutout
2009 Travis Price 		3-0 	26 	22
2009 Terry Luster 		1-0 	 7 	 3
2009 Tyron McKinnon 		1-0 	 8 	 3
2013 Gerald Muizelaar 		1-2 	20 	23
2013 Travis Price 		1-1 	13 	15 	1 Shutout 	No-Hitter
2013 Josh Johnson 		2-1 	16 	18
2015 Tony Mancha 		3-2 	28 	45
2015 Gerald Muizelaar 		1-1 	17 	30
2015 Josh Johnson 		2-0 	13 	22
2015 Forfeit Win 		1-0
2017 Tony Mancha 		2-2 	22 	42
2017 Jeremy Manley 		2-1 	13 	14
2017 Duane Weiler 		2-0 	12 	16

ISF/WBSC Worlds
WOMEN
International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Championship (1965-2012)
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women's World Championship (2014-)
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
1965	Australia (11-1)		USA - Brakettes (8-3)		36-12	(6 shutouts)
	Note-  Bertha Tickey (4-1, .286 avg), Donna Lopiano (lost championship game 1-0 on wild pitch)
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1970	Japan (9-1)			USA - Orange Lionettes (8-2)	37- 5	(6 shutouts)
	Note- Nancy Welborn (6-1, 50 IP, but lost final 1-0 on error and unearned run), Jackie Rice (2-0)
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1974	USA - Brakettes (9-0)		Japan (8-1)			75- 0	(9 shutouts)
	MVP- Joan Joyce (5-0, 0.00 ERA, 36 IP, 76 K's, 3 no-hitters, 2 perfect games); 3-0 final score on no hitter
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	Note- Kathy Elliott (.444, 11 runs, 11 RBIs), Irene Shea (.500), Willie Roze (.455) and Joan Joyce (.417)
1978	USA - Brakettes (10-0)		Canada (7-1); 4-0 final score	60- 3	(8 shutouts)
	Note- Barbara Reinalda (5-0, 4 shutouts, beat Canada in final), Kathy Arendsen (5-0, 4 Shutouts, 3 no-hitters)
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1982	New Zealand (9-1)		Chinese Taipei (9-2)  		50- 4	(7 shutouts)- USA-Orlando Rebels (4th, 7-3)
	Note- USA (7-0 in Pool Play, 7 straight shutouts, then lost 2 to Chinese Taipei and 1-0 game to Australia)
	Note- Dot Richardson, USA led all players in hitting (14-25, .560)
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1986	USA - Brakettes  (13-0)		China (11-4)			41- 4	(10 shutouts)
	MVP- Kathy Arendsen, Brakettes (hurled a shutout in every game she pitched)
	Note- The Brakettes staff of Barbara Reinalda, Lisa Ishikawa and Michelle Granger (2 no hitters) was untouchable
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1990	USA (10-0)			New Zealand (9-2)		79- 2	(8 shutouts)- Team USA
	Note - Michele Smith (2-0, Won 6-1 Championship game, also pitched perfect game in earlier game)
	Note - Kathy Arendsen, Lisa Fernandez, Debbie Doom and Lisa Longaker all 2-0 and hurled shutouts
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1994	USA (10-0)			China (8-3)			70- 4	(8 shutouts)- Team USA
	Note - Lori Harrigan pitched a 6-0 Shutout in final, Dot Richardson, Lisa Fernandez and Laura Berg all had 2 hits.
	Sheila Douty (10-28, .357, 2 HRs). Harrigan was 2-0 with a no hitter, Michele Smith (2-0, perfect game),
	Susie Parra and Lisa Fernandez both 2-0.
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1998	USA (11-1)			Australia (9-1)			74- 2	(11 shutouts)-Team USA
	Note - Lisa Fernandez pitched a 1-0, 1-hit shutout in the Championship, Her HR was the game winner.
	Fernandez (5-1, 43 IP, 66 Ks, 4 Shutouts, Perfect Game) also hit 2 HRs. Sheila Douty led the USA with 4 HRs.
	Lori Harrigan (2-0, Shutout), Michele Smith (2-0, 18 IP, 36 Ks, no hitter), Christa Williams (1-0, perfect game)
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2002	USA (10-0)			Japan (9-2)			59- 0	(10 shutouts)- Team USA
	MVP - Natasha Watley (3-3 in final game); 1-0 final score; Lisa Fernandez pitches 3-hit Shutout in final.
	Whatley finished with a .516 batting average (16-31). Fernandez (4-0, 35 IP, 28 Ks, 4 Shutouts and 1 Save)
	Lori Harrigan (2-0, 2 Shutouts, perfect game), Jennie Finch (2-0), Michelle Smith (1-0, perfect game).
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2006	USA (10-1)			Japan (9-1)			71- 7	(7 shutouts)- Team USA
	Note - Cat Osterman pitched a 3-0, 1-hitter with 14 Ks. Jessica Mendoza and Crystal Bustos both 2 hits
	Note - Cat Osterman (6-0, 70 Ks, 41 IP), Jessica Mendoza (16-32, .500, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs)
	Note - Monica Abbott, Alicia Hollowell, Jennie Finch (1-1) and Jamie Southern all pitched a shutout
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2010	USA (10-0)			Japan (9-2)			94- 6	(5 shutouts)- Team USA	
	Note - Cat Osterman (4-0) was the winning pitcher in the final game won by Team USA 7-0. She struck out
	only one batter in the 3 innings she pitched, but Monica Abbott (2-0) came in and hurled the final 2 innings 
	to secure the win, Jessica Mendoza had 2 hits and Andrea Duren hit a home run to lead the offense.
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2012	Japan (10-1)			USA (9-1)			85- 6	(6 shutouts)- Team USA
	2-1 final score (10 innings); Keilani Ricketts hurled 9.2 IP in final. Rickets (4-0, 25 Ks, No Hitter)
	Chelsea Thomas (3-0, 16 IP, 24 Ks, shutout), Jordan Taylor (2-0, no hitter), Jackie Traina (1-1)
	Amanda Chidester led USA with (10-24, .417), 5 HRs and 14 RBIs.
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NOTE - The International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Softball Championship merged with the 
International Baseball Federation (IBF) to form the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) in 2013. 
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2014	Japan (7-0)			USA (9-2)			70-14	(6 shutouts)- Team USA
	4-1 final score; Raven Chavanne went 10-19 in the final 5 games for USA, but fell short. Jackie Traina
	(3-0, 17 IP, 29 Ks), Sara Nevins (2-0), Jolene Henderson (2-1), Jessica Moore (2-1). Amanda Chichester
	hit 3 HRs for the USA squad.
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2016	USA (9-0)			Japan (7-2)			83-10	(5 shutouts)- Team USA
	7-3 final score; Team USA showed the dominance it is back. Jessica Moore hurled title game. Michelle
	Moultrie HR, 3 RBIs led offense. Jessica Moore (4-0, 15 IP, 23 Ks), Ally Carda and Delanie Gourley (2-0)
	Jackie Traine (1-0). Amanda Chichester (13-22, .591, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs)
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2018	USA (10-0)			Japan (9-2)			71-13	(5 shutouts)- Team USA
	7-6 final score; Haylie McCleney (13-26, .500, 2 HRs, USA batted .357 as a team with 15 HRs)
	Note - Monica Abbott (5-0, 26 IP, 58 Ks), winning pitcher in championship game.
Total USA Record; 153-13	11 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals, 1 Fourth Place		RF-RA; 1051-92	(117 shutouts)	- 16 Events

United States (ISF) International Softball Hall of Fame Members
United States (WBSC) World Baseball Softball Confederation of Fame Members
(The ISF and the IBAF-International Baseball Federation merged to form the WBSC)
MEMBER			Catagory			Year Inducted
W.W. 'Bill' Kethan	Administrator/Organizer		1981
Don Porter		Administrator/Organizer		1983
Rocco Santilli		Coach				1991
Merle Butler		Administrator/Umpire		1993
Ralph Raymond		Coach				1993
Diane Schumacher	Player				1993
Andrew Loechner		Administrator			1997
Joe Barber		Administrator			1999
Joan Joyce		Player				1999
O.W. 'Bill' Smith	Administrator			2001
Harvey Sterkel		Player				2001
Kathy Arendsen		Player				2003
Michele Granger		Player				2005
Ty Stofflet		Player				2005
Shiela Cornell-Douty	Player				2007
RB Thomas		Administrator			2013
Other Players in the International Softball Hall of Fame that have played ASA/USA Softball
1991 Kevin Herlihy, New Zealand Player
1997 Owen Walford, New Zealand Player
2003 Cheri Kempf, New Zealand Player
2005 Lori Sippel, Canada Player
2009 Darren Zack, Canada Player
2009 Mark Sorenson, New Zealand Player
2011 Chubb Tangaroa, New Zealand Player
2013 Mike Piechnik, Canada Player
2013 Michael White, New Zealand Player
2017 Jarrod Martin, New Zealand Player
ISF International Softball Federation HOF
1993 - Diane Schumacher - Raybestos Brakettes/USA
1997 - Owen Walford - New Zealand
1999 - Joan Joyce - Raybestos Brakettes/USA
	1974 USA - 5-0 record, 36 scoreless innings, 76 Ks, 3 no hitters, 2 were perfect games
2001 - Harvey Sterkel - Aurora/USA (1966 MVP)
	2 ISF championships, never lost, record 8-0 in ISF and 19 Ks in 7 inn games. total 45 IP, 74 Ks
2003 - Kathy Arendsen - Raybestos Brakettes/USA
	Played in 3 ISFs, 11-0 record, Also 2 Pan Am Games, 69 Ks total
2005 - Michele Granger - USA
	WP in 1996 Olympic Gold Medal game, (2-0, .0.87, 25 Ks) - 1994 ISF Gold, 1991/1995 Pan Am Gold
2005 - Ty Stofflet - USA
	1979 and 1983 Pan Am (6-1 record), 1976 ISF (4-2 record, batted .375, 98 Ks, 59 IP)
	allowed just 4 runs all unearned. won the most famous game ever played against New Zealand
	20 inning 1-0 game he had perfect game for 18 2/3 inn, finished with no hitter and drove in winning run.
2007 - Sheila Cornell-Douty - USA
	Played over 100 games in Internationally; 3 ISF, 5 Pan Am and 2 Olympics, 9 Gold, 1 Silver Had .390 avg
2009 - Mark Sorenson - New Zealand
	7 ISFs, 5 Gold, 2 Silver, batted .400 or higher in 4
2009 - Darrin Zack - Canada 
	3 ISFs, 1 Gold, 2 Silvers, WP in 1992 title game, 3 Pan Am Golds
2011 - Robert 'Chubb' Tangaroa - New Zealand
	1988 and 1996 ISF Gold, 1992 Silver, total 12-1 record
2013 - Michael White - New Zealand/USA
2013 - Mike Piechnik - Canada/USA
	1995 and 1999 Pan Am Gold for Canada. 1992 Gold, 1996 Silver ISFs for Canada

Pan Am Games - Men's Softball Championships
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
1967	USA (Clearwater Bombers)	USA (Grand Forks, ND)		Demonstration Sport Only - see note (Not counted in Total Tallies)
1979	Canada (8-2)			USA (8-1)			44-10	(6 shutouts); 1-0 final score
1983	Canada (10-2)			USA (9-2)			80-28	(4 shutouts); 11-5 final score
1987	Canada (10-1)			USA (10-2)			70-17	(6 shutouts); 2-1 final score
1991	Canada (10-1)			USA (9-3)			43-21	(3 shutouts); 3-1 final score
1995	Canada (15-1)			USA (14-2)			86-15	(7 shutouts); 2-1 final score
1999	Canada (8-0)			USA (6-3)			64-11	(4 shutouts); 4-3 final score
2003	Canada (7-0)			USA (5-3)			24-14	(4 shutouts); 4-2 final score
2007	- Men's Softball not part of the 2007 competition
2011	- Men's Softball not part of the 2011 competition
2015	Canada (7-0)			Venezuela (5-3)			16-11	(1 shutout) ; USA-4th place 2-4 
2019	Argentina (7-0)			USA (5-2)			44-26	(1 shutout); 5-0 final score
Total USA Record; 68-22		8 Silver Medals				RF-RA; 471-153	(36 shutouts)
NOTE- 1967 Demonstration Sport (Men's Softball) Results
Standings 					Record	-Game Scores		RF-RA
1. USA (Clearwater Bombers, FL) 		3-0 	12-7, 4-3, 7-0 		23-10
2. USA (Matt's Tavern, Grand Forks, ND) 	2-1 	7-0, 3-0, 3-4 		13- 4
3. Canada (Vancouver Blue Boys) 		1-2 	7-12, 5-0, 0-3 		12-15
4. Canada (Winnipeg, Manitoba) 			0-3 	0-7, 0-7, 0-5 		 0-15

Pan Am Games - Women's Softball Championships
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
1967	USA (Raybestos Brakettes)	Canada (Fort Erie)		 * Demonstration Sport Only - see note (Not counted in Total Tallies)
1979	USA (13-1)			Puerto Rico			 74- 2	(13 shutouts);  2-0 final score
1983	Canada				USA (10-2)			104-23	( 6 shutouts);  4-5 final score
1987	USA (9-0)			Puerto Rico			 51- 1	( 8 shutouts);  4-1 final score
1991	USA (9-0)			Canada				 60- 3	( 7 shutouts); 14-0 final score
1995	USA (12-0)			Puerto Rico			 86- 1	(11 shutouts);  7-0 final score
1999	USA (12-0)			Canada (8-5)			 83- 1	(11 shutouts);  1-0 final score
2003	USA (9-0)			Canada (6-4)			 59- 1	( 8 shutouts);  4-0 final score
2007	USA (4-0)			Canada and Venezuela (tie)	 28- 0	( 4 shutouts); rained shortened
2011	USA (9-0)			Canada (7-3)			 78- 8	( 5 shutouts); 11-1 final score
2015	Canada (6-2)			USA (6-1)			 50-10	( 3 shutouts);  4-2 final score	
2019	USA (7-1)			Canada (5-2)			 45- 6	( 4 shutouts);  3-1 final score
Total USA Record; 100-5		9 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal		RF-RA; 718-56	(80 shutouts)
NOTE- 1967 Demonstration Sport (Women's Softball) Results
Standings 					Record	-Game Scores		RF-RA
1. USA (Raybestos Brakettes, CT) 		4-0 	11-1, 12-0, 6-1, 1-0 	30- 1
2. Canada (Fort Erie Atwoods, Ontario) 		2-2 	1-11, 6-2, 0-6, 6-5 	13-24
3. USA (Minneapolis Comets, MN) 		0-4 	2-6, 0-12, 0-1, 5-6 	 7-25

Women's World Cup Championship
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
2005	Japan (3-2)			USA (3-2)			23- 9	(1 shutout) ; 3-1 final score loss
2006	USA (6-0)			Japan (3-2)			59- 3	(4 shutouts); 5-2 final score
2007	USA (7-0)			Japan (4-2)			44- 3	(4 shutouts); 3-0 final score
2008	- Not Held - Olympic Year							
2009	USA (6-0)			Australia (3-3)			50- 4	(3 shutouts); 3-1 final score
2010	USA (6-1)			Japan (3-4)			33- 6	(5 shutouts); 5-1 final score
2011	USA (5-1)			Japan (4-2)			37-14	(1 shutouts); 6-4 final score
2012	USA (6-0)			Australia (4-2)			33- 1	(5 shutouts); 3-0 final score
2013	Japan (4-1)			USA (3-2)			28-16	(2 shutouts); 6-3 final score loss
2014	USA (7-0)			Canada (5-2)			53- 9	(2 shutouts); 5-2 final score	
2015	USA (7-1)			Japan (5-3)			49- 9	(3 shutouts); 6-1 final score	
2016	Japan (6-1)			USA (6-1)			57- 6	(3 shutouts); 2-1 final score loss
2017	Japan (7-1)			USA (7-1)			52- 8	(3 shutouts); 2-1 final score loss
Total USA Record; 69-9		8 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medal		RF-RA; 518-88	(36 shutouts)


Women's Olympic Games - Softball Championships
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
1996	USA (8-1)			China (6-4)			41- 8	(4 shutouts)
2000	USA (7-3)			Japan (8-1)			25- 7	(6 shutouts)
2004	USA (9-0)			Australia (7-3)			51- 1	(8 shutouts)
2008	Japan (8-2)			USA (8-1)			58- 5	(6 shutouts)
2012	- Softball discontinued from Olympic Games
2016	- Softball not held, but reinstated for 2020
2020
Total USA Record; 32-5		3 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal		RF-RA; 175-21	(24 shutouts)

Olympic Statistics and Medals (includes all four Olympic Games: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Batting
Total Player H AB Avg R 2B 3B HR RBI SB 1996 2000 2004 2008 Gold
1 Jenny Topping 4 6 0.667 0 0 1 0 0 0 Gold 1
1 Vicky Galindo 3 5 0.600 1 0 0 0 1 0 Silver 0
1 Dionna Harris 9 22 0.409 5 0 0 0 1 Gold 2
2 Natasha Watley 21 58 0.362 14 1
1
2 10 7 Gold Silver 2
1 Caitlin Lowe 10 28 0.357 9 1 0 1 4 1 Silver 0
3 Crystl Bustos 30 85 0.353 26 1 0 14 24 1 Gold Gold Silver 3
2 Kelly Kretschman 15 44 0.341 9 4
1
2 11 0 Gold Silver 2
2 Lovie Jung 13 41 0.317 8 2 0 0 8 2 Gold Silver 2
3 Lisa Fernandez 23 76 0.303 11 3 0 3 18 1 Gold Gold Gold 3
1 Andrea Duran 6 20 0.300 4 2 0 0 5 1 Silver 0
2 Jessica Mendoza 13 44 0.295 16 3
1
4 14 2 Gold Silver 1
1 Jennifer Brundage 9 32 0.281 4 1 0 2 3 1 Gold 1
2 Sheila Cornell-Douty 16 60 0.267 9 3 0 4 12 0 Gold Gold 2
4 Laura Berg 22 85 0.259 10 1 0 0 3 2 Gold Gold Gold Silver 3
1 Gillian Boxx 4 16 0.250 2 1 0 0 3 Gold 1
1 Lauren Lappin 1 4 0.250 0 0 0 0 2 0 Silver 0
1 Julie Smith 5 21 0.238 2 0 0 0 1 Gold 1
2 Dot Richardson 14 61 0.230 8 2 0 4 10 0 Gold Gold 2
3 Leah Amico-O’Brien 15 66 0.227 5 1 0 0 7 1 Gold Gold Gold 3
1 Kim Maher 7 32 0.219 7 1 0 1 3 Gold 1
3 Stacey Nuveman 14 66 0.212 6 1 0 2 13 1 Gold Gold Silver 2
2 Tairia Flowers 4 23 0.174 6 1 0 1 3 0 Gold Silver 1
1 Amanda Freed 1 6 0.167 3 0 0 0 0 0 Gold 1
1 Dani Tyler 3 18 0.167 1 1
1
0 0 Gold 1
1 Shelly Stokes 1 6 0.167 1 0 0 0 1 Gold 1
2 Michele Smith 6 40 0.150 6 2 0 0 2 0 Gold Gold 2
1 Christie Ambrosi 1 16 0.063 0 0 0 0 1 0 Gold 1
3 Lori Harrigan 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Gold Gold Gold 3
2 Jennie Finch 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Gold Gold 2
1 Michele Granger 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Gold 1
1 Danielle Henderson 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gold 1
2 Cat Osterman 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gold Silver 1
1 Monica Abbott 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 Silver 0
2 Christa Williams 0 4 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Gold Gold 2
1 Michelle Venturella 0 5 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gold 1
1 Jennifer McFalls 0 7 0.000 2 0 0 0 0 0 Gold 1
Pitching
Total Player G GS W L Sv IP R ER K ERA 1996 2000 2004 2008 Gold
3 Lisa Fernandez 11 7 7 2 1 74 6 4 93 0.38 Gold Gold Gold 3
2 Cat Osterman 12 9 5 1 1 34 2 2 56 0.41 Gold Silver 1
3 Lori Harrigan 6 4 4 0 0 28 0 0 29 0.00 Gold Gold Gold       3
2 Christa Williams 7 2 4 0 2 26 0 0 38 0.00 Gold Gold 2
2 Jennie Finch 5 4 4 0 0 19 0 0 27 0.00 Gold Silver 1
1 Monica Abbott 6 3 3 0 0 24 3 1 32 0.29 Silver 0
2 Michele Smith 5 4 2 2 0 41 7 3 60 0.51 Gold Gold 2
1 Michelle Granger 3 3 2 0 0 16 2 2 25 0.87 Gold 1
1 Danielle Henderson 1 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 7 0.00 Gold 1



TEAM USA Women HISTORY for (ISF-WBSC World Championships, USA World Cup, Pan Am Games and Olympics) (1965-2019)
Event 				Record 		RF - RA 	ShO 	Gold 	Silver 	Other 		Total Events
World Championship 		153-13 		1051- 92 	117 	11 	 4 		(1) 4th	16
Pan Am Games 		100- 5 		 718- 56 	 80 	 9 	 1 		0		10
World Cup 			 69- 9 		 518- 88 	 39 	 8 	 4 		0		12
Olympics 			 32- 5 		 175- 21 	 24 	 3 	 1 		0		 4
Totals 			354-32 		2462-257 	257 	31 	10 		(1) 4th	42
USA Women have an incredible 91.7% Winning Percentage. In 42 Total Events, they have finished 1st or 2nd in 41 of
the total 42 events. They have allowed 0.6 runs per game and of the 354 games they won, 257 have been shutouts.
74% of their wins were by way of shutout. 72% of the events they entered have produced Gold Medals. Incredible


TEAM USA Men HISTORY for (ISF-WBSC World Championships and Pan Am Games) (1966-2019)
Event 				Record 		RF - RA 	ShO 	Gold 	Silver	Bronze 	Other 				Total Events
World Championship 		127- 34 		 951-272 	 76 	 5 	 1 	3		(3) 4th, (1) 6th,8th,9th	15
Pan Am Games 		 68- 22 		 471-153 	 36 	 0 	 8 	0		(1) 4th			 9
Totals 			195- 56 		1322-425 	112 	 5 	 9 	3		(4) 4th, (1) 6th,8th,9th	24
USA Men have a 77.7% Winning Percentage. In 24 Total Events, they have finished 1st or 2nd in 14 of
the total 24 events. They have allowed 1.7 runs per game and of the 195 games they won, 112 have been shutouts.
58% of their wins were by way of shutout. 21% of the events they entered have produced Gold Medals.

Other Men's International Events
IWGA World Games (International World Games Association)
Year	Champion (record)			Runner-up (record)		Note
1981 	USA-I (Guanella Bros-Santa Rosa, CA)	USA-II (Peterbilt Western, Seattle, WA)	3-0 final score - Peter Brown, Winning Pitcher for Guanella
1985 	- Men's Softball Discontinued at World Games
ISF World Cup of Softball
Year	Champion (record)			Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
2007 	Japan (9-1) 				USA (8-3)			79-36 RF-RA, 1 Shutout
2009 	- Men's Softball Discontinued at World Cup

Other Women's International Events
Japan Softball Cup
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
2002 	USA (4-0)			Japan (2-2)			12- 1 RF-RA, 3 Shutouts
2003 	USA (3-0)			Japan (2-1) 			17- 3 RF-RA, 2 Shutouts; rain shortened
2004 	- Not Held - Olympic Year
2005 	Japan (4-0)			USA (2-2)			14- 4 RF-RA, 2 Shutouts
2006	USA (4-0)			Japan (2-2)			25- 4 RF-RA, 3 Shutouts
2007 	USA (3-1)			Japan (3-1)			14- 9 RF-RA, 0 Shutouts
2008	- Not Held - Olympic Year
2009 	USA (4-0)			Japan (1-3)			28- 5 RF-RA, 1 Shutout
2010 	USA (3-1)			Japan (3-1) 			16- 8 RF-RA, 1 Shutout
2011 	- Not Held
2012 	- Not Held
2013 	- Not Held
2014 	- Not Held
2015 	USA (3-1)			Japan				14- 7 RF-RA, 1 Shutout
2016	Japan (4-0)			USA (3-1)			17-13 RF-RA  1 Shutout
2017	Japan (4-0)			USA (3-1)			22-16 RF-RA  0 Shutouts
2018	USA (4-0)			Japan 				31- 4 RF-RA  3 Shutouts
Total USA Record; 36-7		8 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals		RF-RA; 210-74	(17 shutouts)
Team USA "Aiming for Athens Tour" - (Summer of 2004, prior to the 2004 Olympics)
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
2004 	USA (58-0)			Various Teams (0-58)		525-14 	(51 shutouts)
	NOTE- no championship held, just a series of games and tournaments promoting the US Olympic Team. 
	USA Pitchers: Cat Osterman (16-0), Jennie Finch (15-0), Lisa Fernandez (13-0) and Lori Harrigan (9-0)
Team USA "Bound for Bejing Tour" - (Summer of 2008, prior to the 2008 Olympics)
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
2008 	USA (59-1)			Various Teams (1-59)		701-30 	(50 shutouts)
	NOTE- no championship held, just a series of games and tournaments promoting the US Olympic Team. 
	USA Pitchers: Jennie Finch (19-1), Monica Abbott (16-0), Cat Osterman (15-0) and Lisa Fernandez (5-0)
	Note - The only blemish on their record was a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Virginia Tech University
United States USA Softball American Challenge Series
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
1998 	USA (12-0) 			N/A				88-1 	(11 shutouts)
	NOTE- no championship game held, Just a round robin series- Ashland Blaze, Buckeye Slammers, Landoll's Flames and
	Stiles All-Stars all (0-1), Team Canada and Team Demarini both (0-2), Tennessee All Stars (0-4).
1999 	USA Gold (8-5-1) 		USA Blue (5-8-1)		38-29 	(6 shutouts)
	NOTE- no championship game held, Just a round robin series- USA Blue (29 RF, 38 RA, 5 shutouts)
United States Cup - (Called the US Olympic Cup in 1999)
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
1999 	USA (4-0)			Australia (2-2)			19-3 	(2 shutouts); 5-0 final score
2000 	- Not Held - Olympic Year
2001 	USA (4-0)			China (2-2) 			12-1	(3 shutouts); 4-0 final score
2002 	USA (4-1)			Japan (4-1)			13-6 	(4 shutouts); 1-0 final score 
2003 	USA (7-0)			Canada (3-4)			60-5 	(4 shutouts); 6-0 final score
2004 	- KFC Women's World Cup started in 2005
Total USA Record; 19-1		4 Gold Medals				RF-RA; 104-15	(13 shutouts)
Canada Cup
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
1990 	Redding Rebels, CA 		?				MVP-Michele Smith
1991 	? 				?				MVP-?
1992 	?				Redding Rebels, CA		MVP-?
1993 	Redding Rebels, CA 		Australia			MVP/MOP-Dee Dee Weiman, Rebels
	- Phoenix Sunbirds and White Rock Renegades also played
1994 	Redding Rebels, CA 		California A's, CA		MVP-Jen Brundage, RR; MOP-Michele Granger, Cal Comm.
	- California Commotion and Phoenix Sunbirds also played
1995 	California Commotion, CA 	Redding Rebels, CA		MVP-Lori Harrigan, CC; MOP-Michele Granger, Redding
	- California Activist, California Jazz, Decatur Lady Pride and Phoenix Sunbirds also played
1996 	Canada				Phoenix Sunbirds, AZ		MVP-Chris Parris, Canada; MOP-Lori Sippel, Canada 
	- White Rock Renegades also played
1997 	-- Not held 
1998 	Australia 			China 				MVP- Zhang Chunfang, China; MOP-Melanie Roche, Aust. 
	- Phoenix Sunbirds and California Jazz also played - Team USA did not play
1999 	USA Gold (11-0)			Australia (6-4)			MVP-Lisa Fernandez (3-0, 40 Ks, 21 IP, 4 ShO); 1-0 final, 92-8 RF-RA, 8 ShO; 
	- Michele Smith (3-0, 26 Ks, 14 IP), Christie Ambrosi (15-32, .469), Crystl Bustos (.419, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs), Dot Richardson 4 HRs, 11 RBIs)
	- USA Blue (Christa Williams, 4-1 -MOP; 3rd, 9-2, 52-25 RF-RA, 6 ShO) and Phoenix Sunbirds also played
2000 	Australia 			China 				MVP-Peta Edebone, Australia; 7-0 final
	- Phoenix Storm (MOP-Jennie Finch, Phoenix; 4th) - Team USA did not play
2001 	Japan Red (11-1)		Australia (9-4) 		MVP-Haruka Saito, JR; MOP-Yukiko Ueno, JR; 6-1 final 
	- USA Red (3rd, 9-4, 65-20 RF-RA, 5 ShO), USA Blue (5th, 8-2, 50-14, 3 ShO), Phoenix Storm also played
2002 	USA World (10-1)		USA Elite (8-1)			MVP-Stacey Nuveman (8 HRs), 4-0 final, 	USA World RF-RA 93-18, 5 ShO
	- USA Elite (53-17 2 ShO);  		MOP-Tanya Harding, Australia,  Jenny Finch, World (3-0), Kat Osterman, Elite (4-1)
2003 	USA Elite (11-1)		Australia (9-2) 		MVP-Jodie Cox; 2-0 final score, 	USA National RF-RA 54-7, 7 ShO, 
	- USA World (3rd, 10-2, 70-8, 7 ShO); 	MOP-Melanie Roche, Australia
2004 	Japan 				Australia 	 		MVP-Yukiko Ueno, Japan; 2-1 final; MOP-Melanie Roche, Aust.
	- USA "Schutt" Elite (6th, 8-3, RF-RA-48-11, 4 Shutouts) - Team USA did not play
2005 	Australia (10-2)		USA Elite (10-1)		MVP-Natalie Ward; MOP-Melanie Roche, Aust.; 3-0 final, 
	- USA Elite (RF-RA 47-18 4 Shutouts), Triple Crown Colorado also played
2006 	Australia 			Canada 				MVP-Stacey Porter, Aust.; 6-4 final score,
	- MOP-Danielle Lawrie, Canada; Florida Quicksilver and Schutt Hurricanes also played - Team USA did not play
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2007 	USA (10-0) 			Japan 				MVP-Tairia Flowers (13-20, .650, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 5 BBs); 
	-  USA; 96-2 RF-RA, 8 Shutouts - MOP-Jenny Finch, 5-0 final
2008 	Japan 				Australia 			MVP-Ayumi Karino, MOP-Hiroko Sakai, Japan; 4-2 final score,
	- Oregon Elite played - Team USA did not play
2009 	USA (12-0) 			Canada 				MVP-Natasha Watley; MOP-Cat Osterman 3-2 final score,
	-  USA; 78-5 RF-RA, 9 Shutouts;
2010 	- Cancelled, tournament discontinued (The Canadian Open Fast Pitch International started in 2011)
Total USA Record; 22-0			2 Gold Medals				RF-RA; 174-7	(17 shutouts)
Total USA National Record; 11-1		1 Gold Medal				RF-RA;  54-7	(7 shutouts)
Total USA Elite Record; 37-3		1 Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medals		RF-RA; 202-63	(12 shutouts)
Total USA Gold Record; 11-0		1 Gold Medal				RF-RA;  92-8	(3 shutouts)
Total USA World Record; 10-2		0 Gold Medals				RF-RA;  70-8	(5 shutouts)
Total USA Blue Record; 17-4		0 Gold Medals				RF-RA; 102-49	(9 shutouts)
Total USA Red Record; 9-4		0 Gold Medals				RF-RA;  65-20	(2 shutouts)
Canadian Open Fast Pitch International
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		Notes
2010 	USA and Canada played a 4-Game Series, each winning 2. Canada won 4-3 & 5-0. USA won 12-5 & 3-1 - Exhibition
2011 	Japan 				USA (10-3) 			MVP-Yu Yamamoto, Japan; 		76-21 RF-RA, 6 Shutouts
2012 	Japan 				USA (7-1) 			MVP-?; 					53-14 RF-RA, 6 Shutouts
2013 	Japan 				Australia 			MVP-Yukiko Ueno, Japan -USA (6-2, 3rd), 45-26 RF-RA, 0 Shutouts
2014	Japan				USA (8-2)			MVP-?; 					69-26 RF-RA, 4 Shutouts
2015	Japan				Puerto Rico			- USA did not play
2016	- Not Held - WBSC World Championships held in Canada
Total USA Record; 31-8		0 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal		RF-RA; 243-87	(16 shutouts)
IWGA World Games (International World Games Association)
Year	Champion (record)			Runner-up (record)		Note
1981 	USA (Brakettes, Stratford, CT)		Canada				3-0 final score
	- Brakettes (6-0) Kathy Arendsen (4-0, perfect game in final-16 Ks)- 28 IP/55 Ks, 0 Runs, 5 hits
1985 	USA (Brakettes, Stratford, CT)	6-0	Chinese Taipei	4-2		1-0 final score
	- Lisa Ishikawa, USA, one-hitter (28 RF- 1 RA)
1989 	- Women's Softball Discontinued at World Games
2012 	- Women's Softball reinstated in 2012 for 2013 after Olympics cancelled Softball
2013 	Cuba (6-1) 				Venezuela (6-2) 		USA did not participate
2017	- Softball not currently scheduled
World University Softball Championships
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
2004 	USA (8-1) 			Chinese Taipei (7-3)		26- 4 RF-RA, 6 Shutouts, 1-0 final score
2006 	USA (6-2) 			Chinese Taipei			45-17 RF-RA, 2 Shutouts, 4-3 final score
International Sports Invitational Festival (ISI)
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
2005 	USA (5-0) 			Australia (3-3)			34-2 RF-RA, 2 Shutouts, 9-0 final score
Intercontinental Cup
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
2005 	USA Elite (6-1) 		Italy				47-4 RF-RA, 6 Shutouts, 6-0 final score
40th Annual Title IX Games
Year	Champion (record)		Runner-up (record)		USA; RF-RA
2012 	USA (1-0) 			Canada (0-1)			 9-1 RF-RA
	- Sara Nevins, USA, pitched the victory winning 9-1. Raven Chavanne was 2-2, with 3 RBIs.


ASA/USA Softball Athlete of the Year
ASA/USA Softball Male Athlete of the Year
1980 (FP) Owen Fog Walford 	(SP) Joe Young
1981 (FP) Dave Scott 		(SP) Rick Scherr
1982 Dave Scott
1983 John Anquillare
1984 Jim Quick
1985 Jimmy Moore
1986 Jimmy Moore
1987 Graeme Robertson
1988 Peter Meredith
1989 Bill Boyer
1990 Steve DeFazio
1991 Mike Parnow
1992 Bill Boyer
1993 Bill Boyer
1994 Richard Dohogne
1995 Steve Schott
1996 Tod Stevenson
1997 Robert Brush
1998 - no male player nominated
1999 Shawn Rychcik
2000 Shawn Rychcik
2001 Daniel Helkowski
2002 Michael White
2003 Mike Pryer
2004 Chad Boom
2005 John Kelly
2006 Landy Rodriguez
2007 - no male player nominated
2008 - no male player nominated
2009 Matt Palazzo
2010 - no male player nominated
2011 - no male player nominated
2012 - no male player nominated
---- Male Fast Pitch Player of the Year
2013 Matt Palazzo
2014 Tony Mancha
2015 Matt Palazzo
2016 ?- no information available
2017 Erick Ochoa
2018 ?
---- Male Slow Pitch Player of the Year
1980 Joe Young, Steele's Sports
1981 Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer
----				Border Battle Stats and/or Other
2010 Johnn McCraw, Team USA 	(3 Games- 14-14, 1.000, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 14 Runs)
2011 Greg Connell, Team USA 	(8 Games- 29-35, .853, 10 HRs, 27 RBIs, 25 Runs)
2012 Dennis Rulli, Team USA 	(4 Games- 14-19, .778,  5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 13 Runs)
2013 Brian Wegman, Team USA 	(4 Games- 14-17, .824,  5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)
2014 Bryson Baker, Team USA 	(9 Games- 35-43, .815, 12 HRs, 37 RBIs, 34 Runs)
2015 Denny Crine, Team USA	(7 Games- 17-25, .680,  7 HRs, 18 RBIs, 13 Runs, ASA Stadium Power Tour Champ)
2016 Travis Clark, Team USA	(5 Games- 13-15, .857,  4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs, 4-1 Pitching Record
2017 Dale Brungardt, Team USA	(2 Games-  5- 5, 1.000, 0 HRs,  3 RBIs,  4 Runs, ASA Super & Class-A; 23-27, .852, 6 HRs, 23 RBIs)
2018 Kyle Pearson, Team USA	(4 Games- 19-20, .950,  8 JRs, 22 RBIs, 16 Runs)
2019
---- Female Slow Pitch Player of the Year
1980 Sherri Pickard
1981 Darby Cottle
1982 Branda Smith
----
2017 Christan Dowling
2018 ?
ASA/USA Softball Female Athlete of the Year
1980 Lou Piel
1981 Kathy Arendsen
1982 Dot Richardson
1983 Pat Dufficy
1984 Sue Lewis 
1985 Lisa Ishikawa 
1986 Michele Granger 
1987 Michele Granger 
1988 Michele Granger 
1989 Dot Richardson 
1990 Michele Smith 
1991 Lisa Fernandez 
1992 Lisa Fernandez 
1993 Michele Smith 
1994 Michele Smith 
1995 Dot Richardson 
1996 Dot Richardson 	(US Olympic Team)
1997 Trinity Johnson 	(US National Team)
1998 Lisa Fernandez 	(US National Team)
1999 Lisa Fernandez 	(US National Team)
2000 Lisa Fernandez 	(US Olympic Team)
2001 Lauren Bauer 	(US Red Team)
2002 Stacy Nuveman 	(US National Team)
2003 Natasha Watley 	(US National Team)
2004 Lisa Fernandez 	(US Olympic Team)
2005 Jennie Ritter 	(US National Team)
2006 Jessica Mendoza 	(US National Team)
2007 Monica Abbott 	(US National Team)
2008 Crystl Bustos 	(US Olympic Team)
2009 Jennie Finch
2010 Natasha Watley
2011 Stacy May-Johnson
2012 Valerie Arioto
2013 Valerie Arioto
2014 Michelle Moultrie
2015 Kellie Fox
2016 Jessica Moore
2017 Michelle Moultrie
2018 ?
USA Team of the Year
2004 Women's Softball Olympic Team

OTHER AWARDS
Note-Only Softball Players listed
Sullivan Award Winner -Amateur Athlete of the Year
1991 Kathy Arendsen
Sportswomen of the Year (Presented by the Women's Sports Foundation)
1994 Lisa Fernandez 
2005 Cat Osterman
2007 Monica Abbott
2008 Jessica Mendoza

Best Female Athlete ESPY Award
2007 Taryne Mowatt

Best Female College Athlete ESPY Award
2005 Cat Osterman
2006 Cat Osterman
2007 Taryne Mowatt
Amateur Athletic Foundation Athlete of the Year Award
1996 Dot Richardson
Babe Zaharias Award Best Female of the Year Award
1997 Dot Richardson
Sports Legends Award
1998 Dot Richardson

ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Champions

YEAR CHAMPION TEAM TOURNEY (W-L) SEASON (W-L)
1932# Bodegas, LaCrosse, WI 4-0
1933# Wemcoes (Wisconsin Evaporated Milk Co.), Lake Mills, WI 5-0
1933 J.L. Friedman Boosters, Chicago, IL 5-0 108-11
1934 Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks, Kenosha, WI 5-0 64-10
1935 Crimson Coach Tobaccos, Toledo, OH 5-0 81-27
1936 Kodak Park, Rochester, NY 6-0
1937 Briggs Body Team, Detroit, MI 6-0 107-12
1938 Pohlar’s Café, Cincinnati, OH 6-0
1939 Nick Carr Boosters, Covington, KY 6-0 77-10
1940 Kodak Park, Rochester, NY 6-0
1941 Bendix Brakes, South Bend, IN 6-0 61-22
1942 Deep Rock Oilers, Tulsa, OK 6-1
1943 Hammer Field Raiders, Fresno, CA 5-1 25-3
1944 Hammer Field Raiders, Fresno, CA 5-0 58-4
1945 Zollner Pistons, Fort Wayne, IN 6-1 72-4
1946 Zollner Pistons, Fort Wayne, IN 5-0 93-7
1947 Zollner Pistons, Fort Wayne, IN 5-0 113-19
1948 Briggs Beautyware, Detroit, MI 5-1 41-1
1949 Tip Top Tailors, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 5-0
1950 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 5-0
1951 Dow Chemical AC Co., Midland, MI 6-1
1952 Briggs Beautyware, Detroit, MI 6-0
1953 Briggs Beautyware, Detroit, MI 6-1
1954 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 5-0 75-5
1955 Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT 6-1 66-5
1956 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 5-0 67-2
1957 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 6-0
1958 Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT 5-0 72-5
1959 Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, IL 9-1 77-10
1960 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 7-1 84-9
1961 Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, IL 5-0 74-9
1962 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 6-0 82-6
1963 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 6-0 105-10
1964 Burch Gage & Tool, Detroit, MI 5-0
1965 Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, IL 5-0 92-6
1966 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 5-0 84-19
1967 Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, IL 6-0 85-7
1968 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 6-0 82-11
1969 Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT 5-1 74-10
1970 Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT 6-0 86-15
1971 Welty Way, Cedar Rapids, IA 5-0
1972 Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT 6-0 52-8
1973 Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL 5-1 82-12
1974 Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA 5-0 107-10
1975 Rising Sun Hotel, Reading, PA 6-0 62-13
1976 Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT 5-0 50-16
1977 York-Billard Barbell, Reading, PA 6-1 81-8
1978 York-Billard Barbell, Reading, PA 6-0 76-13
1979 McArdle Pontiac/Cadillac, Midland, MI 7-1
1980 Peterbilt Western, Seattle, WA 6-0 118-15
1981 Decatur ADM, Decatur, IL 6-1 102-20
1982 Peterbilt Western, Seattle, WA 6-1
1983 Franklin Cardinals, West Haven, CT 5-1 48-14
1984 California Coors Kings, Merced, CA 10-1 78-19
1985 Pay’N Pak, Seattle, WA 6-0 105-15
1986 Pay’N Pak, Seattle, WA 6-0 87-14
1987 Pay’N Pak, Bellevue, WA 11-1 92-21
1988 Trans-Aire Vans, Elkhart, IN 8-1 59-24
1989 Penn Corp., Sioux City, IA 6-1 91-24
1990 Penn Corp., Sioux City, IA 6-1 95-17
1991 Guanella Brothers, Rohnert Park, CA 6-1 56-16
1992 National Health Care Discount, Sioux City, IA 10-1 94-7
1993 National Health Care Discount, Sioux City, IA 7-1 98-8
1994 Decatur Pride, Decatur, IL 7-1 79-7
1995 Decatur Pride, Decatur, IL 6-0 83-12
1996 Green Bay All Car Roadrunners, Green Bay, WI 6-1 66-21
1997 Tampa Bay Smokers, Clearwater, FL 5-1 61-11
1998 Meierhoffer-Fleeman, St. Joseph, MO 5-0 56-12
1999 Decatur Pride, Decatur, IL 5-0 50-13
2000 Meierhoffer-Fleeman, St. Joseph, MO 4-0 56-14
2001 Frontier Players Casino, St. Joseph, MO 6-1 50-17
2002 Frontier Players Casino, St. Joseph, MO 5-0
2003 Farm Tavern, Madison, WI 5-0 54-7
2004 Farm Tavern, Madison, WI 5-0
2005 Tampa Bay Smokers, Tampa Bay, FL 4-0 4-0?
2006 Circle Tap, Denmark, WI 6-1 32-20
2007 Patsy’s, New York, NY 5-0 21-6
2008 Patsy’s, New York, NY 5-1 17-7
2009 Farm Tavern, Madison, WI 10-1 23-6
2010 Kitchener Rivershack Twins, Amber, PA 5-0 5-0?
2011 Broken Bow/Jarvis Travelers, Broken Bow, NE – Tie due to rain 4-1 10-1?
2011 Chicago/NY Gremlins, Staten Island, NY – Tie due to rain 5-1 10-3?
2012 NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY 8-1 34-8
2013 Hill United Chiefs, Six Nations, Ontario, Canada 5-0 37-8
2014 Hill United Chiefs, Six Nations, Ontario, Canada 4-0 34-4
2015 Hill United Chiefs, Six Nations, Ontario, Canada 5-0 28-1
2016 NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY 5-0 31-6
2017 NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY 5-0 17-4
2018 NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY 5-0 32-4
2019 Hill United Chiefs, Six Nations, Ontario, Canada 4-0 21-4
2020 Kegel Black Knights, Fargo, ND 4-0 15-2

NOTE: #1932 & 1933 sponsored by National Diamond Ball Association; then disbanded.

Many people have been, and continue to be very helpful in my quest to locate seasonal & tourney games won and lost. I appreciate all their help & patience. Alphabetically, many thanks to Gary Baughman, Steve Dimitry (softballhistoryusa.com), Larry Fisher (ISC Fastpitch), David Cavin, Stormy Irwin (softball historian), Luann Madison (Softball Magazine), Greg Nydick (NY Gremlins), Dan Pfeffer (USA Softball), Kirk Walker (former California Commotion women’s coach), and Erica Westly (FASTPITCH author).

Please send any corrections, additions, etc. to me at: pmpremo@gmail.com or 404-996-2192.

Patrick M. Premo

2020 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2020 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion – Kegel Black Knights, Amboy, Minnesota
Runner Up – Decatur ADM, Decatur, Illinois


The 2020 USA Softball Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship concluded on Sunday with the Kegel Black Knights taking home the Championship trophy following their 8-1 victory over the NY Gremlins. Finishing in fifth place with a 2-2 record one year ago at the 2019 edition, the Black Knights went on a 4-0 undefeated run and outscored opponents 51-21 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex.

In the opening matchup on Championship Sunday, Bear Bottom Lodge bested Jay Blank Realty, 11-5. Bear Bottom Lodge’s Codi Pannebecker got the offense started with a two-run home run before a double from Juan Platner quickly made it 3-0 in the first inning. An error by Jay Blank Realty allowed another two runners to cross home, giving Bear Bottom Lodge a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom half of the frame. Bear Bottom Lodge continued to add to their lead and ultimately came out on top, 11-5, with Kevin Reber finishing 2-for-3 at the plate. From the circle, Phil Zimmerman and Julian Fernandez limited Jay Blank Realty to six hits and fanned seven batters.

Sunday’s Game 2 featured Bear Bottom Lodge and the NY Gremlins going head-to-head, with the Gremlins claiming a 6-1 victory and setting up a rematch with Kegel Black Knights for the Championship finale. The Gremlins jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a two RBI double from Cam Schiller and two-run home run by Jonathan Lynch. The Gremlins put up another two runs in the sixth inning and despite Bear Bottom Lodge plating one in the bottom half, the final 6-1 score advanced them to the Championship match. Duane Weiler allowed one run on four hits and struck out five in his five innings of work, while Luis Amaya collected four strikeouts and allowed one hit in his two innings of relief.

Kegel Black Knights finished victorious at the Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship, defeating the NY Gremlins for the second time this weekend. Playing as the home squad, Kegel’s BJ Gulick and Chris Heinline hit back-to-back fly balls to put the Black Knights up, 2-0, in the first inning. Jonathan Lynch doubled to lead off the second inning, tagged up on a fly out to reach third and scored on a passed ball to cut the Gremlin deficit in half. Kegel’s offense stayed hot in the second inning as Zac Shaw sent a bases-loaded single up the middle to extend the lead, 4-1. A walk to Gulick loaded the bases once again and with a 2-2 count, Heinline smashed a ball to deep centerfield for a grand slam, putting the Black Knights in front of the Gremlins, 8-1. The score held until the fifth inning, when the Kegel Black Knights completed the 8-1 run-rule victory over the Gremlins to claim their first ever Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship title. BJ Hunhoff got the win, allowing one run on five hits and striking out two batters in five innings. Mike Lewis, Chris Heinline and BJ Gulick finished with two hits apiece, with tournament MVP Heinline leading the team with 5 RBI.


  • MVP – Chris Heinline, Kegel Black Knights (6-13, .462, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Justin Gonzalez, Jay Blank Realty (13-19, 2 RBI, 4 Runs) – .684
  • Home Run Leader – Chris Heinline, Kegel Black Knights (6-13, .462, 11 RBI, 5 Runs) – 3
  • Home Run Leader – Jagen Millspaugh, Wabash Pride (7-14, .500, 7 RBI, 4 Runs) – 3

Kegel Black Knights – BJ Hunhoff (2-0, 11 IP, 9 K), Rob Schweyer (2-0, 9 IP, 10 K), Blaine Milheim (9-14, .643, 8 RBI, 8 Runs) BJ Gulick (7-10, .700, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 Runs) Zach Warne (6-10, .600) Mike Lewis (8-12, .667, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 8 Runs)

NY Gremlins – Duane Weller (2-0, 8 IP, 6 K), Tony Mancha (5 IP, 9 K), Luis Amaya (0-2, 9 IP, 15 K), Erick Oshoa (2 HR, 4 RBI), Jonathan Lynch (6-13, .462, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 Runs) Cam Shiller (1 HR, 2 RBI)

Bear Bottom Lodge – Kevin Reber (7-10, .700, 4 RBI, 3 Runs) Julian Fernandez (1-1, 24 IP, 28 K)

Jay Blank Realty – Cody Gibbons (8-16, .500)

NY Gremlins beat Bear Bottom Lodge 6-1 – Duane Weller in losers bracket final.

Kegel Black Knights beat Gremlins 8-1 in the final.

Heinline – 5 RBI on single and then grand slam BJ Hunhoff 5 IP, 1 R, 2 K.


2020 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Duane Weiler, NY Gremlins
P – Rob Schweyer, Kegel Black Knights
P – BJ Hunhoff, Kegel Black Knights
C – Zach Warne, Kegel Black Knights
IF – Cam Schiller, NY Gremlins
IF – Jeff Lewis, Kegel Black Knights
IF – Mike Lewis, Kegel Black Knights
IF – Chris Heinline, Kegel Black Knights
OF – Jonathan Lynch, NY Gremlins
OF – Blaine Milheim, Kegel Black Knights
OF – BJ Gulick, Kegel Black Knights
OF – Keven Reber, Bear Bottom Lodge
UTIL – Cody Gibbons, Jay Blank Realty
UTIL – Justin Gonzalez, Jay Blank Realty
UTIL – Nick Mullins, NY Gremlins


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Kegel Black Knights, Amboy, MN (4-0)
2. Ny Gremlins, Staten Island, NY (3-2)
3. Bear Bottom Lodge, Denver, PA (3-2)
4. Jay Blank Realty, Little Canada, MN (4-2)
5t. A-1 Bombers, Castro Valley, CA (1-2)
5t. Rio Grande Senators, Midland, TX (3-2)
7t. Wabash Pride, Wabash, IN (2-2)
7t. Tribal Brothers/Tmc, Duncan, OK (1-3)
9t. Bar On The Avenue Buzz, Kimberly, WI (2-3)
9t. Ray Rays Sports Bar Misfits, Houston, TX (1-3)
9t. Seadogs, Stoneham, MA (0-3)

2020 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2020 MEN’S SLOW PITCH NATIONAL TEAM

KEVIN BAZAT | COLUMBIA, MO. | SWINGS: EASTON

CORY BRIGGS | SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. | SWINGS: MIKEN

DALE BRUNGARDT | VANCOUVER, WASH. | SWINGS: DEMARINI

DANIEL CAYTON* | REDDING, CALIF. | SWINGS: EASTON

TRAVIS CLARK | KENOSHA, WIS. | SWINGS: EASTON

ANDREW COLLINS | LARGO, FLA. | SWINGS: MONSTA

GREG CONNELL | MOULTRIE, GA. | SWINGS: EASTON

BEN DUNN| LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS | SWINGS: EASTON

RYAN HARVEY | CLEARWATER, FLA. | SWINGS: WORTH

BUBBA MACK | MILTON, FLA. | SWINGS: EASTON

KYLE PEARSON | STONEWALL, LA. | SWINGS: MIKEN

ANDY PURCELL | ROCKLEDGE, FLA. | SWINGS: LOUISVILLE SLUGGER

FILIP WASHINGTON | ROCHESTER, N.Y. | SWINGS: ANARCHY

BRIAN WEGMAN | HAMILTON, OHIO | SWINGS: EASTON

JEREMY YATES | LAKE CITY, FLA. | SWINGS: EASTON

BRETT HELMER | HEAD COACH

TODD ANKNEY | ASSISTANT COACH

TIM BARNES | ASSISTANT COACH

2020 MEN’S FUTURES SLOW PITCH NATIONAL TEAM

COLIN BAARTMAN* | GOLDEN VALLEY, MINN. | SWINGS: MIKEN/WORTH

JOSEPH BENNETT* | STATENVILLE, GA. | SWINGS: DEMARINI

PATRICK ELLWANGER | ST. PAUL, MINN. | SWINGS: EASTON

CHENTE GRANADOS* | CHINO, CALIF. | SWINGS: WORTH

ALEX HOVEY* | CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA | SWINGS: MONSTA

JARED HUNT* | EL CAJON, CALIF. | SWINGS: MONSTA

TYLER MARSHBURN* | CLAYTON, N.C. | SWINGS: EASTON

PHIL MATTE* | RADCLIFF, KY. | SWINGS: DEMARINI

JASON MATUSIK* | UMATILLA, FLA. | SWINGS: MONSTA

RYAN MCCLANAHAN | EL CAJON, CALIF. | SWINGS: MONSTA

ZANE MIGUES* | BROUSSARD, LA. | SWINGS: LOUISVILLE SLUGGER

BRETT RETTENMEIER | CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA | SWINGS: MONSTA

JOSH RILEY | BEREA, KY. | SWINGS: WORTH

ADAM USSERY | HOT SPRINGS, ARK. | SWINGS: MONSTA

JOHNATHON WILLIAMS | CHICAGO, ILL. | SWINGS: ANARCHY

ROB HUMPHREY | HEAD COACH

DENNY CRINE | ASSISTANT COACH

2019 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2019 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team


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


Andrew Collins
Largo, Fla.
Swings: Miken


Greg Connell
Moultrie, Ga.
Swings: Easton

Ben Dunn
League City, Texas
Swings: Easton

Ryan Harvey
Clearwater, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Bubba Mack
Milton, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Kyle Pearson
Stonewall, La.
Swings: Miken

Luis Reyna
Tampa, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Filip Washington
Las Vegas, Nev.
Swings: Anarchy

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Jeremy Yates
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Coaching Staff


Brett Helmer
Head Coach


Todd Ankney
Assistant Coach

Tim Barnes
Assistant Coach

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

2017 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2017 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team


Bryson Baker
Woodland, Calif.
Swings: Easton

Jason Branch*
Brooksville, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Dale Brungardt
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini

Travis Clark
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Greg Connell
Moultrie, Ga.
Swings: Worth


Brandon Dillon
Anderson, Ind.
Swings: Miken

BJ Fulk
King, N.C.
Swings: Easton

Neil Haglund
Stony Brook, N.Y.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Kevin Kennington
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Bubba Mack*
Milton, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Kyle Pearson*
Stonewall, La.
Swings: Miken

Luis Reyna
Tampa, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Nic Santana*
Longwood, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Andrew Vitcak*
North Saint Paul, Minn.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Steve Whaley
Richardson, Texas
Swings: DeMarini

Jeremy Yates*
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Steve Shortland
Head Coach

Denny Crine
Assistant Coach

2017 Futures National Team


Corey Briggs*
Siloam Springs, Ark.
Swings: Miken

Orlando Castillo
Orlando, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Andrew Collins*
Largo, Fla.
Swings: Miken

Jeff Flood*
Sandy, Ore.
Swings: DeMarini


Isaac Gonzalez
San Jose, Calif.
Swings: DeMarini


Ryan Harvey
Clearwater, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Erik Kanaby*
Houston, Texas
Swings: Miken

Brian Logan
Richmond, Va.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Faron Miller
Goshen, Ind.
Swings: DeMarini

Brett Rettenmeier
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Swings: Monsta

Shannon Smith
Norman, Okla.
Swings: Miken

Mike Umscheid
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

John Williams
Morton Grove, Ill.
Swings: Easton

Rob Humphrey
Head Coach

Brett Helmer
Assistant Coach

2016 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2016 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team

Bryson Baker
Woodland, Calif.
Swings: Easton
Kevin Bazat
Columbia, Mo.
Swings: Easton
Dale Brungardt
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini
Travis Clark
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Denny Crine
Henderson, Nev.
Swings: Miken

Brandon Dillon

Alexandria, Ind.
Swings: Miken

Kevin Filby
Delaware, Ohio
Swings: Miken

Neil Haglund

Stony Brook, N.Y.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Brett Helmer
Cicero, N.Y.
Swings: Easton

Kevin Kennington
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Mike Umscheid*
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Filip Washington*
Las Vegas, Nev.
Swings: Combat

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Steve Whaley*
Richardson, Texas
Swings: Worth

Losson White
Denver, Colo.
Swings: Monsta

Brian Zirkle*
Bourbonnais, Ill.
Swings: Combat

Steve Shortland
Converse, Texas
Head Coach

2016 Futures Slow Pitch National Team

Jeff Flood
Sandy, Ore.
Swings: DeMarini
Isaac Gonzalez
San Jose, Calif.
Swings: Worth
Ryan Harvey
Clearwater, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger
Colby Hughes*
St. Louis, Mo.
Swings: Easton
Cory Large
Bedford, Texas
Swings: Easton
Brian Logan*
Richmond, Va.
Swings: Louisville Slugger
Brian McBryde*
Humble, Texas
Swings: Easton

Faron Miller
Goshen, Ind.
Swings: Easton

Cole Patterson*
Meridian, Idaho
Swings: Worth

Kyle Pearson
Stonewall, La.
Swings: Miken
Brett Rettenmeier*
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Swings: Monsta
Shannon Smith*
Norman, Okla.
Swings: Miken
Josh Taralson*
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Swings: DeMarini
John Williams*
Chicago, Ill.
Swings: Combat
Jeremy Yates*
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Rob Humphrey
Burlington, Iowa
Coach

2015 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2015 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team

Bryson Baker
Woodland, Calif.
Swings: Easton
Kevin Bazat
Columbia, Mo.
Swings: Easton
Dale Brungardt
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini

Geno Buck
Red Wing, Minn.
Swings: Miken

Travis Clark
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Denny Crine
Henderson, Nev.
Swings: Miken

Brandon Dillon
Anderson, Ind.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Kevin Filby
Delaware, Ohio
Swings: Miken

Chris Greinert
Abell, Md.
Swings: Combat

Brett Helmer
Cicero, N.Y.
Swings: Easton

Kevin Kennington*
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Chris Larsen
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini

Lee Payne*
Alpharetta, Ga.
Swings: Easton

Donovan Pokraka
Gig Harbor, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini

Luis Reyna
Tampa, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Steve Shortland
Converse, Texas
Head Coach
 
Randy Raper
Hackleburg, Ala.
Assistant Coach

2015 Futures Slow Pitch National Team

Orlando Castillo*
Orlando, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger
Jeff Flood*
Sandy, Ore.
Swings: DeMarini
Neil Haglund
Stony Brook, N.Y.
Swings: Louisville Slugger
Ryan Harvey
Clearwater, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger
Cory Large
Bedford, Texas
Swings: Easton
Faron Miller
Goshen, Ind.
Swings: Easton
Ryan Parfitt
East Norriton, Penn.
Swings: Easton

Kyle Pearson*
Stonewall, La.
Swings: Miken

Kyle Pearson
Panama City, Fla.
Swings: Combat
Adam Tennyson*
Birmingham, Ala.
Swings: Worth

Mike Umscheid
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Andy Vitcak
Oakdale, Minn.
Swings: Easton

Buddy Wolf*
Cleveland, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Brian Zirkle
Bourbonnais, Ill.
Swings: Combat

Billy Messina
Simi Valley, Calif.
Coach

Rob Humphrey
Burlington, Iowa
Coach