Category: ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch

1985 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1985 held in Birmingham, Alabama.

Champion – Thompson Sports Goods, Savannah, Georgia
Runner Up – Rusty Scupper, Belmont, California

Ricky Huggins earned the unique honor of becoming the first player in ASA history to be a member of a national championship team on three different levels of play. Huggins was a member of the Howard’s/Western Steer Super Division champion, as well as the Elite Coating Major Division championship before winning this year with Thompson’s Sporting Goods.

  • MVP – Ricky Huggins, Thompson’s (23-33, .696, 8 HR)
  • HR Champion – Tim Clemmons, D.E. Huddleston (13)
  • HR Champion – Ron Bollinger, D.E. Huddleston (13)
  • Batting Champion – Jeff Arnold, Bel Air Cleaners (.760)


P – Ronnie Andrews, Thompson Sports
C – Jeff Poole, Thompson Sports
1B – Jeff Arnold, Bel Air Cleaners
2B – Ronnie Desmarais, Armed Forces
3B – Ricky Huggins, Thompson Sports
SS – Jim Poe, Jim Magill Chevrolet
OF – Henry Mays, Thompson Sports
OF – Mark Martin, Goldman Brothers
OF – Tim Clemmons, D.E. Huddleston
OF – Tim Walls, Armed Forces
UTIL – Gerald Bradley, Thompson Sports
UTIL – Mark Alioto, Rusty Scupper
UTIL – Rodney Taylor, Jim Magill Chevrolet
UTIL – Steven Worthington, Rusty Scupper


P – Rene Renard, Rusty Scupper
C – John Kobylinski, Goldman Brothers
1B – Chet Lang, Rusty Scupper
2B – Steve Sims, Thompson Sports
3B – Doug Rhodes, Arensburg Pharmacy
SS – Marc Davis, D.E Huddleston
OF – Dave Thornton, Kirk’s Glass
OF – Ron Bailey, Capitol
OF – Steve Grasser, Capitol
OF – Greg Miller, Kirk’s Glass
UTIL – John Picklesmier, D.E. Huddleston
UTIL – Perry Chapple, Jim Magill Chevrolet
UTIL – John Worthington, Rusty Scupper
UTIL – Steve Ballard, Wilkerson Diesel


P – Rick Anderson, Jim Magill Chevrolet
C – Ed Jones, Kirk’s Glass
1B – Doug Brown, D E. Huddleston
2B – Glen Keedy, Jim Magill Chevrolet
3B – David Cunningham, Kirk’s Glass
SS – Calvin Linglebach, Goldman Brothers
OF – Stan Owings, Capitol
OF – Doug Dyer, Goldman
OF – Steve Hurst, Kirk’s Glass
OF – Glynn Braddy, Thompson Sports
UTIL – Jim Worthington, Rusty Scupper
UTIL – Ron Boling, D.E. Huddleston
UTIL – Denny Anila, Rusty Scupper


1. Thompson Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA, (7-0)
2. The Rusty Scupper, Belmont, CA, (8-2)
3. Jim Magill Chevrolet, Birmingham, AL, (5-2)
4. Goldman Brothers Roofing, Orlando, FL, (7-2)
5t. Capitol Industries, Seattle, WA, (4-2)
5t. Arensberg Pharmacy, Newark, OH, (4-2)
7t. DE Huddleston, Chillicothe, OH, (5-2)
7t. Armed Forces, (6-2)
9t. Wilkerson Diesel, Little Rock, AR, (5-2)
9t. Time Out/JoMac Brothers, Yonkers, NY, (3-2)
9t. Kirk’s Auto Glass, Tidewater, VA, (3-2)
9t. VMD, Jacksonville, FL, (3-2)
13t. Bel Air Cleaners, Mobile, AL, (2-2)
13t. Gabe’s/Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN, (3-2)
13t. Alert Lear, Miami, FL, (3-2)
13t. Saxon Lodge/Tobes Lounge, Crown Point, IN, (3-2)
17t. Georgia Merchants, Bloomingdale, GA, (2-2)
17t. 4 Star Auto, Jackson, MI, (3-2)
17t. Associated Roofing, Redwood City, CA, (3-2)
17t. CVC Softball Club, Citrus Heights, CA, (3-2)
17t. Newell Concrete, Eden Prairie, MN, (1-2)
17t. Logan’s Tap, Providence, RI, (2-2)
17t. Holiday Jacks, Easton, PA, (2-2)
17t. Hall of Fame, York, PA, (1-2)
25t. Long’s Electrics, Birmingham, AL, (1-2)
25t. Pete’s Mobile Car Wash, Lagrangeville, NY, (1-2)
25t. Taos Speedballs, Taos, NM, (1-2)
25t. Nautalis, Greenbrier, AR, (1-2)
25t. Rocky Mountain Cementers, Casper, WY, (1-2)
25t. Chilson Motors/Mason Shoes, Chippewa Falls, WI, (1-2)
25t. Great South Realty, Atlanta, GA, (2-2)
25t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE, (1-2)
33t. Kimo’s, Sikeston, MO, (0-2)
33t. Charles County Concrete/JC’s, Lothian, MD, (0-2)
33t. Grandaddy’s, Ames, IA, (1-2)
33t. OJ’s Lounge, Pontiac, MI, (1-2)
33t. Kace Construction, Alvin, TX, (0-2)
33t. Williard American Legion, Willard, OH, (0-2)
33t. Softball With Class, Detroit, MI, (0-2)
33t. Merrells, Corpus Christi, TX, (1-2)
33t. Western LTD, Henderson, KY, (1-2)
33t. Guerra Cannons, San Antonio, TX, (0-2)
33t. Akron Ti-Bert, Akron, OH, (1-2)
33t. Superior Products, Saltilo, MS, (1-2)
33t. Little Six/Ruud’s Roofing, Apple Valley, MN (1-2)
33t. Craig’s Welding, Mentone, IN, (0-2)
49t. Lighthouse Sporting Goods, Coeur d’Alene, ID, (0-2)
49t. Romeo’s Sports, Birmingham, AL, (0-2)
49t. Mary’s Restaurant, Ashaway, RI, (0-2)
49t. Kipling’s Pub/Park Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, (0-2)

1984 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Wade Stadium in Duluth, Minnesota on September 1-3.

Champion – Bender Plumbing, New Haven, Connecticut
Runner Up – Budweiser, San Francisco, California

  • MVP – Joe Martone, Bender Plumbing
  • HR Leaders – Fred Scott, Bandits – 8
  • HR Leaders – Rick Cameron, Budweiser of San Francisco – 8
  • Batting Leader – Rick Cameron, Budweiser of San Francisco – .733


P – Perry Flowers, Bender Plumbing
C – Joe Martone, Bender Plumbing
1B – Curt Ledbetter, Wilkerson Diesel
2B – Doug Shrovel, Wilkerson Diesel
3B – John Galante, DeBacco Brothers
SS – Steve Worthington, Rusty Scupper
OF – Gary Bellom, Bender Plumbing
OF – Dick Camerson, Budweiser of San Francisco
OF – Fred Scott, Bandits
OF – Greg Woodard, Bertin Agency
UTIL – Alan Kurtz, All Sports
UTIL – Doug Fortune, Bender Plumbing
UTIL – Steve Burks, Wilkerson Diesel
UTIL – Jim Cooney, DeBacco Brothers


P – Rob Downing, Budweiser of San Francisco
C – Ted Bond, Bandits
1B – Keith MacDowell, Bender Plumbing
2B – Rob Brassea, Budweiser of San Francisco
3B – Mike Mawhinney, Bigham
SS – Alan Mahl, Bigham
OF – Pat Agoglia, DeBacco Brothers
OF – Charlie Wimmers, American Legion
OF – Blame McDonald, Bigham
OF – Keith Leinenbach, E&K Electric
UTIL – Bob McDaniel, E&K Electric
UTIL – Charles White, Bandits
UTIL – Don Hamby, Bigham
UTIL – Bobby Breshears, All Sports


1. Bender Plumbing Supplies, New Haven, CT (7-0)
2. Budweiser of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (7-2)
3. Bandits, Anchorage, AK (5-2)
4. E&K Electric, Jasper, IN (4-2)
5t. DeBacco Bros, Belleville, NJ (6-2)
5t. Bigham, Fort Lauderdale, FL (5-2)
7t. American Legion, Dayton, OH (5-2)
7t. Rusty Scupper, Belmont, CA (4-2)
9t. All Sports, Houston, TX (4-2)
9t. Wilkerson Diesel, Little Rock, AR (4-2)
9t. Bertin Agency, Detroit, MI (3-2)
9t. US Armed Forces (2-2)
13t. Gabe’s/Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN (3-2)
13t. Jerry’s Sport Shop, Grandview, MO (3-2)
13t. Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL (3-2)
13t. Marion/Legere, Peadbody, MA (3-2)
17t. Car Center, Baltimore, MD (2-2)
17t. Coastal Bank, Hinesville, GA (2-2)
17t. CP Medical/Steele Sports, Columbus, OH (2-2)
17t. Superior Products, Tupelo, MS (2-2)
17t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
17t. Blackhurst Realty, Midland, MI (1-2)
17t. Bobby’s Sport Shop, Jackson, AL (1-2)
17t. Gulf Welding Supply, Kingsville, TX (1-2)
25t. Al’s Cold Cuts, Norristown, PA (2-2)
25t. American Amicable Travelers, Kileen, TX (2-2)
25t. Beardstown Farm & Home, Beardstown, IL (2-2)
25t. Bud Light, Duluth, MN (1-2)
25t. Miller Premium Brand, Stevens Point, WI (1-2)
25t. Newell Concrete, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
25t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (1-2)
25t. Time Out/Jo Mac Brothers, Yonkers, NY (1-2)
33t. Delau Fire Protection, Lansing, MI (1-2)
33t. DJ Yesterdays, Michigan City, IN (1-2)
33t. Fagan Enterprises, Neosho, MO (1-2)
33t. Murphy Bits, Imlay City, MI (1-2)
33t. AIA, Honolulu, HI (0-2)
33t. Flying “A”, Forest Grove, OR (0-2)
33t. Jaballs, Louisville, KY (0-2)
33t. Mace & Zeiler’s, Baltimore, MD (0-2)
33t. Mailhouse, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
33t. Nite City Owls, Sioux Falls, SD (0-2)
33t. Owatonna Eagles, Owatonna, MN (0-2)
33t. Pabst, Duluth, MN (0-2)
33t. Tangl Merchants, Hammond, LA (0-2)
33t. Ti-Bert Systems, Akron, OH (0-2)
33t. Woods Nursery, San Antonio, TX (0-2)
49t. KTWO Radio, Casper, WY (0-2)
49t. Trophy Shop, Lynchburg, VA (0-2)

1983 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1983 held at Hoeing-Rice Park in Waterloo, Iowa.

Champion – Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Runner Up – Burnette & Associations, Rossville, Georgia

  • MVP – Joe Benton, Lawson Auto Parts (.697, 9 HR)
  • HR Champion – Bill Newman, Burnette & Associations (20)
  • Batting Champion – Steve Blake, Knightly Travel (.815)
  • Most Valuable Pitcher – John Kaylor, Burnette & Associations

Bill Russell’s walk off homer in the bottom of the 7th inning won the championship game for Lawson’s 25-24.


P – John Kaylor – Burnette & Associations
C – Bill Smoldt – North Central BJ’s
1B – Gene Cunningham – Technitrux
2B – Larry Kennedy – Burnette & Associations
SS – Steve Blake – Knightly Travel
3B – Mike Fitzgerald – Burnette & Associations
OF – Alex Coghan – Corner Distributing
OF – Mark Matlock – Burnette & Associations
OF – Joe Benton – Lawson Auto Parts
OF – Terry McGee – Athletic Shop
UT – Sam Bender – Lawson Auto Parts
UT – Bill Newman – Burnette & Associations
UT – John Stephen – Logan Tap
UT – Dan Schuck – North Central BJ’s


P – Gary Wyatt – Technitrux
C – Willie Darwin – Athletic Shop
1B – Glen Massengale – Burnette & Associations
2B – Charlie Fonville – Technitrux
SS – Wayne Belt – Annapolis A’s
3B – Bob Arnold – Corner Distributing
OF – Jim Franzen – North Central BJ’s
OF – Mark Martin – Lawson Auto Parts
OF – Alan Moffit – Wilkerson’s Diesel
OF – Jeff Poole – Thompson’s Sporting Goods
UT – Calvin Linglebach – Lawson Auto Parts
UT – Doug Dyer – Lawson Auto Parts
UT – Stan Owings – Knightly Travel


1. Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL, (7-0)
2. Burnette & Associations, Rossville, GA, (10-2)
3. Annapolis A’s, Annapolis, MD, (4-2)
4. Technitrux, Herndon, VA, (5-2)
5t. North Central BJ’s, Waterloo, IA, (7-2)
5t. Wilkerson’s Diesel, North Little Rock, AR, (4-2)
7t. Knightly Travel, Issaqua, WA, (5-2)
7t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA, (5-2)
9t. Corner Distributing, Bronx, NY, (3-2)
9t. Graham’s, Orlando, FL, (3-2)
9t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE, (3-2)
9t. Mailhouse, Burnsville, MN, (3-2)
13t. Athletic Shop, Hammond, LA, (3-2)
13t. Logan’s Tap, Cranston, RI, (3-2)
13t. Armed Forces, Port Hueneme, CA, (3-2)
13t. Century Engineering, Grand Blanc, MI, (2-2)
17t. Coors, Kansas City, MO, (2-2)
17t. Holiday Inn, Edinboro, PA, (2-2)
17t. Sport Source, Colfax, WI, (2-2)
17t. Time Out Brothers, Yonkers, NY, (2-2)
17t. Vandergraff’s, Arlington, TX, (2-2)
17t. Budweiser Lite, Jacksonville, IL, (1-2)
17t. Hill County, San Marcos, TX, (1-2)
17t. Pool & Pub, Willmar, MN, (1-2)
25t. Adrian Big Boy, Manchester, MI, (2-2)
25t. Alamance Fence, Burlington, NC, (2-2)
25t. Teamsters 293-B, Brooklyn, OH, (2-2)
25t. Tri-Collar Bullets, Highlands, TX, (2-2)
25t. American A International Airways, May’s Landing, NJ, 1-2
25t. Dowland-Bach, Anchorage, AK, (1-2)
25t. KXY Oilers, Oklahoma City, OK, (1-2)
25t. Weber Farms, Farmsville, OH, (1-2)
33t. Barbell Hall of Fame, York, PA, (1-2)
33t. Berge Sports, Chatfield, MN, (1-2)
33t. DE Huddleston, Chillicothe, IL, (1-2)
33t. Hadanaka Farms, Woodland, CA, (1-2)
33t. Insurance Restoration, Garden Grove, CA, (1-2)
33t. Mary’s Restaurant, Ashaway, RI, (1-2)
33t. Maxim Softball Club, Roseville, CA, (1-2)
33t. Rusty Scupper, San Mateo, CA, (1-2)
33t. Service Package Center, Akron, OH, (1-2)
33t. Winchell Chiropractic Center, Evansville, IN, (1-2)
33t. Bullets, Boise, ID, (0-2)
33t. Mr. Joe’s, Southfield, MI, (0-2)
33t. Marino-Legeres, Peabody, MA, (0-2)
33t. Smithy’s Rainbow/Bazaan, Honolulu, HI, (0-2)
33t. Stricker Service, Gillette, WY, (0-2)
33t. Turley Brothers, Overland Park, KS, (0-2)
49t. Ausiello’s Tavern, Belmont, CA, (0-2)
49t. Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH, (0-2)
49t. Chuck’s, Irving, TX, (0-2)
49t. Huebner Trucking, Evansville, IN, (0-2)
49t. Nite City Bandits, Sioux Falls, SD, (0-2)

1982 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Glenpool, Oklahoma on September 3-6.

Champion – Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, Florida (96-18)
Runner Up – U.S. Armed Forces, Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania (32-2)

Lawson Auto Parts beat the US Armed Forces 19-5 in the winners bracket final. Then the Armed Forces faced the third placed finisher Gregg Security (the Metro Pittsburgh champs) in the loser’s bracket final and won 17-9. The Armed Forces squared off against Lawson Auto Parts again and beat them soundly 24-9, setting up a championship title. The Armed Forces couldn’t beat the champs two straight, falling 28-11.

Samuel Bender of Lawson was named the tourney’s Most Valuable Player, clouting 10 home runs that Posey said traveled “out of sight.” Gurney Holley of the Armed Forces team hit eight round-trippers and teammates Joe Firova and Mike Norman had seven each.

Orlando’s Lawson Auto Parts walked away with the National ASA Men’s Class A Slow Pitch tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma pounding the Armed Forces 28-11 in the finals.

A 15-run sevents inning, highlighted by a 3-run homer by Calvin Lingelbach, put the game out of reach. Armed Forces gave Lawson its first loss in the double-elimination tournament earlier in the day, 24-10, forcing a third game for the championship. Lawson opened the day with a 19-5 victory over the Armed Forces, their first loss.

“This was a goal we set at the beginning of the year, and it was incredible goal,” said Lawson manager John Emerson. “We got here through a lot of determination and talent from the whole team. It was a great team effort and we had a good sponsor.”

All the way back to Memorial Day weekend, it was obvious Lawson Auto Parts was a good softball team when they won the gigantic Richmond Round Robin.

So it was inevitable that Lawson would be one of the six or seven teams expected to compete for the ASA Men’s Class A slowpitch National Tournament title. They got to the finals, sputtered for a 24-10 loss to the Armed Forces, then dominated the Armed Forces 28-11 in the championship game.

Ironically enough, it was Lawson Auto’s 100th win of the season against 17 losses. Not bad for a team which had only one player on a team with any previous National Tournament playing exposure.

Lawson got into the finals by topping Deep South Trophies of West Monroe, LA., 30-8, Lingburgs Old South Coors of Saltillo, Miss., 16-6, Mecca Tavern of Auburn, Wash., 12-10, Seaside Memorial of Corpus Christi, Tex., 14-13, Central Ohio Welding of Reynoldsburg, Ohio 15-6 and Armed Forces 19-5 in the winner’s bracket finals.

Gregg Security of Pittsburgh, Pa., finished third. They earned every step, losing to Lansing Auto Glass of Hammond, Ind., 12-5 in the first game, and winning eight games. Armed Forces finally stopped Gregg 17-9. Gregg had beaten Coors, Vandergriffs of Arlington, Tex., 14-6, Mecca 4-3, S.S. Jakes of Colfax, Wis., 23-3, Armstrong Electric of Forest, Va., 11-7, Adams & Leonard of Tulsa, Okla., 11-4, Central Ohio 7-6 and Lansing 10-2.

Lansing, which was fourth, had its own string going in the loser’s bracket, taking six wins. They stopped Zipp-Fans of Indianapolis, Ind., 9-2 in the loser’s bracket, stopping Zipp-Fan’s five-game winning streak.

Samuel Bender of Lawson Auto Parts took home Most Valuable Player and most home runs award, with 10. Dave Pishker of Lansing Auto Glass (24 of 34) won the hitting trophy, with a .706 average. Gene Cirelli of Gregg Security was voted top pitcher.

  • MVP – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (18-31, .580, 10 HR, 21 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (10)
  • Batting Leader – Dave Pishker, Lansing Auto Glass (24-34, .706)
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Gene Cerelli, Gregg Security


P – Gene Cerelli, Gregg Security
P – David Alarcon, Lehigh
C – Mike McGraw, Adams & Leonard
C – Mike Barrett, Lawson’s Auto Parts (.588, 12 RBI)
1B – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (.580, 21 RBI)
2B – Bob Stellini, Rivertown Builders
3B – David Dale, Zipp-Fan
SS – Dave Pishker, Lansing Auto Glass 924-34, .706)
OF – Steve Garcia, Armed Forces
OF – James Jones, Gregg Security
OF – Curt Dusek, Lansing Auto Glass (21-40, .525)
OF – Robin Hackmeyer, Armstrong
OF – John Young, Zipp-Fin
UTIL – Dave Dillie, Central Ohio Welding


P – Robert Davis, Armed Forces
P – David Ward, Lansing Auto Glass
C – Mike Johnson, Central Ohio Welding
C – Gary Kaiser, Thompson Sporting Goods
1B – Gurney Holley, Armed Forces
2B – Robbie Gist, Zipp-Fan
3B – John McGraw, Lawson’s Auto Parts 18-33, .545, 8 RBI, 13 Runs)
SS – Denny Brown, Gregg Security
OF – Leland Pierce, Herzog Construction
OF – Joe Benton, Lawson’s Auto Parts (22-30, .611, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 16 Runs)
OF – Steve Shores, Ray Sears & Sons
OF – Richard Williamson, Zipp-Fan
UTIL – Roger Stockton, Deep South


  • Doug Dyer, Lawson’s Auto Parts, (.656, 21 Runs)
  • Dave Pishkur, Lansing Auto Glass (24-34, .706) – Batting Leader
  • Rusty Brooks, Lansing Auto Glass (.645)
  • Dale Coleman, Lansing Auto Glass (.567)
  • Curt Dusek, Lansing Auto Glass (.525)
  • Pete Gojko, Lansing Auto Glass (.500, 18 RBI)
  • Gurney Holley, Armed Forces – 8 HR
  • Joe Firova, Armed Forces – 7 HR
  • Mike Norman, Armed Forces – 7 HR


1. Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL (7-1)
2. U.S. Armed Forces, Indiantown Gap, PA (6-2)
3. Gregg Security, Pittsburgh, PA (6-2)
4. Lansing Auto Glass, Hammond, IN (7-2)
5t. Central Ohio Welders, Reynoldsburg, OH (3-2)
5t. LeHigh, Miami, FL (3-2)
7t. Zipp-Fan, Indianapolis, IN (5-2)
7t. Armstrong Electric, Forest, VA (5-2)
9t. Empress Chill, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
9t. Seaside Memorial, Corpus Christi, TX (2-2)
9t. Adams & Leonard, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
9t. Rivertown Builders, Granview, MI (2-2)
13t. Deep South Trophies, West Monroe, LA (3-2)
13t. Thompson Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (3-2)
13t. SS Jakes, Colfax, WI (3-2)
13t. Ray Sears, Gambrills, MD (3-2)
17t. Roulette Pontiac/Honda, Painesville Township, OH (2-2)
17t. Rusty Scupper, San Mateo, CA (1-2)
17t. V Santoni & Co., Woodland, CA (2-2)
17t. Herzog Construction, St. Joseph, MO (2-2)
17t. Mecca Tavern, Auburn, WA (1-2)
17t. Bad News, Vermontville, MI (3-2)
17t. Sands Construction, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
25t. Action South, Nashville, IN (1-2)
25t. Prescott Plumbing, Sioux City, IA (0-2)
25t. Time Out Bros, Yonkers, NY (0-2)
25t. Marapess Construction, Cranston, RI (1-2)
25t. Mail House, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Vandergriffs, Arlington, TX (1-2)
25t. Brooksville Electric, Yonkers, (1-2)
25t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (0-2)
33t. Conti Bros, Johnstone, RI (0-2)
33t. Sidney Eagles, Sidney, OH (0-2)
33t. Don Poland Trucking, Carlea, CA (0-2)
33t. Peasoup Andersons, Lompoc, CA (0-2)
33t. Coors, Denton, TX (0-2)
33t. Athletes-in-Action, Honolulu, HI (0-2)
33t. Doc’s Sports Bar, West Pittston, PA (0-2)
33t. Stozek’s, Greeley, CO (0-2)

1981 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1981 held at Memphis, Tennessee.

Champion – Ray Sears & Son, Gambrills, MD (91-14)
Runner Up – U.S. Armed Forces, Oxnard, CA

MVP – Mike Norman, Armed Forces
HR Leader – no info available
Batting Leader – Dean Marquardt, Corner Pocket UAF – .714

Ray Sears and Son from Gambrills. MD, parlayed superb defense and timely base hits to down the Armed Forces all-stars from Oxnard, CA, 15-12, Sept. 7 at the Rodney Baber complex to win the Amateur Softball Association of America Class A Slow Pitch national championship at Memphis, TN.

It was the first trip to the nationals for Sears, a well-conditioned, speedy outfit that took advantage of its opponents’ mistakes to breeze through the tournament undefeated. Sears went 6-0 in the nationals and wound up the year with a 91-14 record. Ironically, the team was the runner-up In the Central Atlantic Regional to gain the berth in the finals.

The Armed Forces team, made up from all-stars picked from the all-military tournament, gained its highest finish ever in a national tournament, but manager Mike Jones was not particularly pleased. “It was a great tournament and I don’t want to take a thing away from Sears, they are the national champs, but I feel we were robbed by the umpiring in this game today,” he said. “There were a couple of calls that went against us that took our momentum away and I firmly believe we would have gone ahead in the fifth Inning if the calls hadn’t gone against us.”

Superb fielding by Sears nipped that rally, including a relay play in which an Armed Forces runner was thrown out at third before a run crossed the plate. It appeared that the runner had scored before the man was thrown out at third. Later, an Armed Forces runner was called out at first on a close play that cost another run and the crowd of an estimated 1,400 booed lustily.

Catcher Al Leightner and first basemen Larry Hall had 80 homers each for Sears coming into the national tournament, but the Maryland team relied mostly on team speed and pesky hitting to gain the championship. Sears specialized in winning the close game.


P – Dave Reed, Ride Motors
P – Robert Davis, Armed Forces
C – Al Leightner, Ray Sears & Son
C – Jerome Cross, Lumberman’s Mutual Insurance
1B – Larry Hall, Ray Sears & Son
2B – Jeff Kirk, Eastwood Tavern
3B – Leo Weitzel, Ride Motors
SS – Dean Marquardt, Corner Pocket UAF
OF – Fritz Drumm, Danny’s Drilling
OF – Mike Norman, Armed Forces
OF – Ronnie Herrin, Lufkin Raiders
OF – Cecil Norris, Lufkin Raiders
UTIL – Gurney Holley, Armed Forces
UTIL – Jack Rule, Western Sizzlin


P – Jay Newton, Ray Sears & Son
P – Don Cooper, Deep South Trophies
C – Meredith Scruggs, Western Sizzlin
C – Daryl Pitcock, Lufkin Raiders
1B – Tim Rhinehart, Western Sizzlin
2B – Jon Van Orden, Ray Sears & Son
3B – Dennis Worley, Goodman Redbirds
SS – Mack Green, Western Sizzlin
OF – Rick Wheeler, Goodman Redbirds
OF – Al Vincent Jr., East Homes
OF – Pete Mercer, Deep South Technologies
OF – Ed Tisdel, Lufkin Raiders
UTIL – Bob Morency, Ride Motors
UTIL – Bud Weathers, Lufkin Raiders

FINAL STANDINGS (incomplete – 39 teams)

1. Ray Sears & Son, Gambrills, MD (6-0)
2. U.S. Armed Forces, Oxnard, CA (5-2)
3. Western Sizzlin, Gastonia, NC (5-2)
4. Lufkin Raiders, Lufkin, TX (7-2)
5t. Goodman Redbirds, Los Angeles, CA (3-2)
5t. Ride Motors, Miami Shore, FL (6-2)
7t. Eastwood Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI (4-2)
7t. Danny’s Drilling, Newark, OH (5-2)
9t. Corner Pocket UAF, Missoula, MT(3-2)
9t. Ascor Steel Building, Willmar, MN (2-2)
9t. Brothers, Yonkers, NY (3-2)
9t. Pace Electronics, Fairport, NY (3-2)
13t. RT Hughes, Modesto, CA (2-2)
13t. Lumberman’s Mutual, Bellevue, OH (3-2)
13t. East Homes, Omaha, NE (3-2)
13t. Deep South Trophies, Bastrop, LA (2-2)
17t. George’s Mobil, Davis, CA (2-2)
17t. KC’s Pub, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
17t. Houston Wreckers, Houston, TX (1-2)
17t. Sherrod Vans, Jacksonville, FL (1-2)
17t. Solcum Construction, Alexandria, LA (1-2)
17t. Independence Merchants, Independence, MO (1-2)
17t. Stark Pizza, Portland, OR (1-2)
17t. Brass Tomball, Spring TX (1-2)
25t. Williams Paint & Remodeling, Vinton, VA(1-2)
25t. Linn Corriher, Landis, NC (1-2)
25t. Conti Brothers, Johnston, RI (1-2)
25t. Straufler Realty, Warren, OH (1-2)
25t. Teresa Builders, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
25t. Grand Rapids Alloys, Wyoming, MI (0-2)
25t. Clark & Son, Rumford, RI (0-2)
25t. Chinook Resources, Douglas, WY (0-2)
33t. Monogram Industries, Seymour, IN (0-2)
33t. Nick Rack’s Sport Shack, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
33t. Annex Lounge, Warren, MI (0-2)
33t. Nick’s H&H Cafe, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
33t. Coca Cola Clubbers, Memphis, TX (0-2)
33t. Engle Printing, Gap, PA (0-2)
33t. Pat Clark/Chet’s Best Food, Las Vegas, NV (0-2)

1980 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Jacksonville, Florida.

Champion – Houston Wreckers Houston, Texas
Runner Up – Collins Irrigation Miami, Florida

  • MVP – Billy Costa, Houston Wreckers (.524, 6-0 Pitching)
  • Batting Leader – Tim Sweeney, Collins Irrigation (20-24, .833)
  • HR Leader – Gurney Holly, Armed Forces (.609, 14 RBI, 8 HR)
  • HR Leader – Steve Ammons, Collins Irrigation (8)


P – Billy Costa, Houston Wreckers
P – Steve Ammons, Collins Irrigation
1B – Gurney Holly, Armed Forces
2B – Mike Blum, H86 Distributors
3B – Tom Austin, Pigs-n-Chicken
SS – Tim Sweeney, Collins Irrigation
OF – Ron DeFrancls, Brothers AC
OF – John Hagins, Pigs-n-Chicken
OF – Reggie Soehlig, Joy-Ful Acres
OF – Mike Murray, Houston Wreckers
UTIL – John Copenhaver, H86 Distributors
UTIL – Joe Firova, Armed Forces
UTIL – McFarland, Houston Wreckers


P – Carson Davis, Pigs-n-Chicken
P – Wayne Carroll, Brothers AC
C – Steve Russell, H86 Distributors
C – Jim Latoilas, Houston Wreckers
1B – Jack Crawford, Houston Wreckerss
2B – Mike Holt, Houston Wreckers
SS – Tony DiCariano, Brothers AC
OF – Corky Rogers, Joy-Ful Acres
OF – Joe Allen, Collins Irrigation
OF – Gordy Johnson, Armed Forces
OF – John Spikeman, Houston Wreckers
UTIL – Leo Wetzel, Collins Irrigation
UTIL – Bob Philip, Brothers AC


1. Tim Sweeney, Collins Irragation (20-24, .833)
2. Larry Chiapetta, Christy’s (12-17, .706)
3. Tom Austin, Pig-n-Chicken (20-29, .690)
4. Joe Vasillo, Christy’s (11-16, .688)
5. Joe Tercheria, MK Enterprises (10-15, .667)
6. George Sertass, Dack Industry (11-17, .647)
7. Tom DeCairano, Brothers AC (20-31, .645)
8. Clyde Nelson, Yankee Gold & Silver (14-22, .636)
9. Ron DeFrances, Brothers AC (19-30, .633)
10. Mike Roe, Grist Mill (10-16, .625)
10. Willie Hightower, Armed Forces (10-16, .625)
10. Mike Bluem, H&S Distributors (10-16, .625)


1. Houston Wreckers Houston, TX (6-0)
2. Collins Irrigation Miami, FL (5-2)
3. Brothers AC Yonkers, NY (6-2)
4. Pigs-n-Chicken Fayetteville, NC (6-2)
5t. Joy-Ful Acres Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
5t. H&S Distributors Yonkers, NY (3-2)
7t. Armed Forces Camp Lejeune, NC 5-2
7t. Ray’s Metal Works Gainesville, FL (3-2)
9t. Molotte Leasing Seattle, WA (3-2)
9t. Yankee Gold & Silver Salt Lake City, UT 4-2
9t. Wilkerson Diesel Little Rock, AR (3-2)
9t. Natkin Company Independence, MO (2-2)
13t. MK Enterprises Modesto, CA (2-2)
13t. Grist Mill East Providence, RI (2-2)
13t. Bob Snyder’s Columbus, OH (2-2)
13t. Capitol Oil Franklin, IN (2-2)
17t. McDonald’s Wapokoneta, OH (1-2)
17t. Knights Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
17t. Christy’s White Plains, NY (2-2)
17t. American Realty Pacifica, CA (2-2)
17t. Erieside Electric Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. Timmerman Construction Sacramento, CA 2-2
17t. Dack Industry New Britain, CT (2-2)
17t. Glenn Brothers Little Rock, AR (1-2)
25t. Joe Theismann’s Fairfax, VA (0-2)
25t. Green’s Rangers Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
25t. Holiday Jack’s Easton, PA (1-2)
25t. Sackett Brick Kalamazoo, MI (1-2)
25t. Houligan’s Eau Claire, WI (1-2)
25t. BBL Blackstop Columbus, OH (1-2)
25t. Golden Life Spa Midland, TX (0-2)
25t. Mercury Cleaners Seattle, WA (0-2)
33t. 38th Parallel Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
33t. Gus’ Gang Detroit, MI (0-2)
33t. Anoka Businessmen Anoka, MN (0-2)
33t. DECO Columbus, OH (0-2)
33t. Thompson Sporting Goods Savannah, GA (0-2)
33t. Sunview Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
33t. Hastey’s Sports Desk St. Louis, MO (0-2)

1979 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1979 held at Burlington, North Carolina.

Champion – Clark & Sons, Providence, Rhode Island
Runner Up – Jack Matthews Realty, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • MVP – Charles Manz, Clark & Sons (14-24,.583, 9 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Batting Champion – Gary Jones, Cody’s Justus (16-24, .667, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • HR Champion – Tim Rhinehart, Carolina A’s – 7

The Rhode Island squad won the Class A championship without hitting a single home run. They lost the first final to Jack Matthews Realty 4-3, but won the deciding game 12-4 behind their pitcher and Tournament MVP, Charles Manz, who had 2 hits and 3 RBI in the title game.


P – Charles Manz, Clark & Sons
P – Steve Johnson, Atwater Ford
C – Doug Armstrong, Cody’s Justus
C – Jerry Peters, Candlish Realty
1B – Gary Jones, Cody’s Justus
2B – Wayne Pyrtie, Atwater Ford
3B – Mike Rose, Clark & Sons
SS – Tommy Cole, Atwater Ford
OF – Fred Long, Atwater Ford
OF – Mark Soloman, Clark & Sons
OF – John Huntington, Jack Matthews
OF – Robert Balkcom, Clark & Sons
UTIL – Pat Bolster, Jack Matthews
UTIL – Ken Taylor, Jack Matthews


P – Dan Barber, Hans Taylor
P – Mike Lowe, Jack Matthews
C – Steve Buckley, Clark & Sons
1B – Wayne King, Atwater Ford
2B – Dave Nuttall, Crosby Homes
3B – Gary Robertson, M&K Realty
SS – Tony DiCariano, Brothers A.C.
OF – Ricky Joyce, Atwater Ford
OF – Ed Kelly, Barbecue Kitchen
OF – John Johnson, Clark & Sons
OF – Floyd Wicker, Atwater Ford
UTIL – Barry Blomstedt, Clark & Sons
UTIL – Ron DiFrances, Brother A.C.
UTIL – Phil Seifert, Mid West Merchants


1. Clark & Sons, Providence, RI (6-1)
2. Jack Matthews Realty, Las Vegas, NV (6-2)
3. Atwater Ford, Burlington, NC (8-2)
4.  Cody’s Justus, Tacoma, WA (5-2)
5t. Candlish Realty, Logansport, IN (3-2)
5t. Brothers A.C., Yonkers, NY (3-2)
7t. Hans-Taylor Plumbing, Bargaintown, NJ (4-2)
7t. Crosby Homes, Bristol, MD (4-2)
9t. M.K. Realty, Merced, CA (4-2)
9t. Barbecue Kitchen, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
9t. Champlin Oilers, Enid, OK (2-2)
9t. Carolina A’s, Kings Mountain, NC (2-2)
13t. Midwest Merchants, Kansas City, MO (3-2)
13t. Erieside Electric, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
13t. San Mateo County Merchants, San Francisco, CA (3-2)
13t. Sportsman Sporting Goods, Charleston, WV (3-2)
17t. Maryland Pool & Patio, Bowie, MD (2-2)
17t. Hancock Sports Center, Jonesboro, AR (1-2)
17t. Armed Forces, Washington., DC (2-2)
17t. Starcom, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. Green’s Jewelers, Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
17t. Bob Hoffman Products, York, PA (2-2)
17t. Ridgemen, Paradise, CA (1-2)
17t. Sackett Brick, Kalamazoo, MI (1-2)
25t. Paco’s, Portland, OR (1-2)
25t. Super Shoe, Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
25t. Cuevas Restaurant, Edinburg, TX (1-2)
25t. Jimmy’s Bar N.E., Minneapolis., MI (1-2)
25t. Houligans, Eau Claire, WI (1-2)
25t. Menasha, Lakeville, MN (0-2)
25t. East Construction, Bellevue, NE (1-2)
25t. Addie’s, Rockville, MD (0-2)
33t. Burger King, Logan, UT (0-2)
33t. Quinn’s Corners, Rice Lake, WI (0-2)
33t. Petrel’s, Birmingham, AL (0-2)
33t. Jack’s Convenient Store, Louisville, KY (0-2)
33t. Joy-Ful Convenient Store, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
33t. O.J. Shoemaker, South Bend, IN (0-2)
33t. Carson-Pirie-Scott, Columbus, OH (0-2)
33t. Elmer’s Place, New Britain, CT (0-2)

1978 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1978 held at Houston, Texas.

Champion – Port City Ford Wreckers, Houston, Texas
Runner Up – Jerry’s Catering, Daytona Beach, Florida (80-18)

  • MVP – Prince Williams, Port City Ford Wreckers (.708, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
  • Batting Champion – Ronnie DuBose, Port City Ford Wreckers – .857
  • HR Champion – Prince Williams, Port City Ford – 6

Jerry’s Caterers of Daytona Beach was formerly the Sub-Tropic squad of Ormond Beach, FL. When Jerry’s did not sponsor a Major team this year, they picked up the sponsorship of the Sub-Tropic team. They went 80-18 on the season.


P – Bobby Brown, Port City Ford Wreckers
P – Jeff Brelsford, Jerry’s Catering
C – Prince Williams, Port City Ford Wreckers
C – John Schirmer, Midwest Petroleum
1B – Neil Braly, Jerry’s Catering
2B – Ronnie DuBose, Port City Ford Wreckers
3B – John Spikerman, Port City Ford Wreckers
SS – Gerald Keigley, Port City Ford Wreckers
OF – Gary Miller, Midwest Petroleum
OF – Grady Scarborough, Jerry’s Catering
OF – Charles Neal, Port City Ford Wreckers
OF – Roger Clay, Port City Ford Wreckers
UTIL – Sam Golden, Port City Ford Wreckers
UTIL – Phil Seifert, Midwest Petroleum


P – Mike Oshinski, Steamex of Michigan
P – Willie Perdomo, Disco Sports
C – Max Reed, Jerry’s Catering
C – Gary Hambright, Shipshewana Auction
1B – Doug Stroud, Queen Anne
2B – Larry Hingle, Jerry’s Catering
3B – Kim Preiner, Gilbert Bar
SS – Bob Nelson, Steamex of Michigan
OF – Grover Stephens, Shipshewana Auction
OF – David Bailey, Disco Sports
OF – Chuck Brown, Cody’s/Justus Co.
OF – Dan Greco, Cody’s/Justus Co.
UTIL – Tommy Haddad, Greens Jewelers Rangers
UTIL – Bob Kangus, Gilbert Bar


1. Port City Ford Wreckers, Houston, TX (7-0)
2. Jerry’s Catering, Daytona Beach, FL (5-2)
3. Midwest Petroleum, Kansas City, MO (6-2)
4. Disco Sports, Richmond, VA (5-2)
5t. Greens Jewelers Rangers, Corpus Christi, TX (3-2)
5t. Shipshewana Auction, Shipshewana, IN (4-2)
7t. Gilbert Bar, Hoyt Lakes, MN (4-2)
7t. Queen Anne, Bono, AR (5-2)
9t. Cody’s/Justus Co., Tacoma, WA (4-2)
9t, R&T Travelers, Ephrata, PA (3-2)
9t. Conti Brothers, Providence, RI (3-2)
9t. Steamex of Michigan, Wyoming, MI (4-2)
13t. Central Ohio Welding, Columbus, OH (3-2)
13t. Addies, Olney, MD (2-2)
13t. Cinema West, Houston, TX (3-2)
13t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (3-2)
17t. Cannon Welding, Jacksonville, FL (1-2)
17t. Moeller’s Grill, Cincinnati. OH (1-2)
17t. Armed Forces All-Stars, Washington, D.C. (2-2)
17t. Washoe Merchants, Reno, NV (1-2)
17t. Bill Brown Realty, Orem, UT (1-2)
17t. Ridgemen, Paradise, CA (1-2)
17t. Schmos-Paps, Portland, OR (1-2)
17t. Houligans, Eau Claire, WI (1-2)
25t. Preferred Picks, Brooklyn, OH (0-2)
25t. Sports Spot Lounge. Euclid. OH (0-2)
25t. Blue Hills, Kansas City, MO (1-2)
25t. Mid West Steel, Brenham, TX (1-2)
25t. King Ford, Maryville, TN (0-2)
25t. Atwater Ford, Burlington, NC (0-2)
25t. Guvnor’s Pub, West Sayville. NY (0-2)
25t. Solon’s, Walnut Creek CA (1-2)
33t. Jerry’s Steak House, Rice Lake, WI (0-2)
33t. Golden Leaf, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
33t. Bradley Plumbing, Zenio, OH (1-2)
33t. Coulombe & King, Bangor, ME (0-2)
33t. Corners, Bronx, NY (0-2)
33t. UIS-Pascagoula, Pascagoula, MS (0-2)

1977 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1977 held at Richmond, Virginia.

Champion – Higgins Cycle, Greensboro, North Carolina
Runner Up – Bigham Insulation, Miami, Florida

Higgins Cycle beat Bigham Insulation twice, 28-15 (Rick Gentry 2 HR) and 32-4 (Gentry 3 HR). Higgins Cycle, 61 hits in the 2 games.

  • MVP – Rick Gentry, Higgins Cycle (16-29, .552, 9 HR, 26 RBI)
  • Batting Champion – George Runk, Athletic World (21-27, .778, 17 RBI)
  • HR Champion – Rick Gentry, Higgins (9)


  • 1B – Rick Gentry, Higgins Cycle
  • 2B – George Runk, Athletic World
  • 3B – George Rice, Thompson’s Super Market
  • SS – Ormie Rich, Higgins Cycle
  • OF – Ricky Fagerlie, Norling’s Silo
  • OF – Allen Hanson, Houligan’s
  • OF – Bill Westwood, Athletic World
  • OF – Leonard Roy, Bigham Insulation
  • UTIL – PJ Williams, Bigham Insulation
  • UTIL – Mike Ogeba, Bigham Insulation
  • UTIL – Hershel Hicks, Raiders
  • UTIL – Donald Maness, Higgins Cycle
  • C – Rogers Beason, Raiders
  • P – Martin Decker, Higgins Cycle


  • 1B – John Pinkett, Trenton Capitals
  • 2B – Kurt Brock, Trenton Capitals
  • 3B – Jerry Goedderz, Norling’s Silo
  • SS – Kelly Stevens, Houligan’s
  • OF – Kenny Woods, Raiders
  • OF – Gary Bartlett, Higgins Cycle
  • OF – Larry McGary, Athletic World
  • OF – Malcolm Whitley, Crown Jewelers
  • UTIL – Ray Sanford, Crosby Homes
  • UTIL – David Rasmussen, Houligan’s
  • UTIL – John Bodine, Trenton Capitals
  • UTIL – Don House, Tasty Pizza
  • C – Daniel Hall, Crown Jewelers
  • P – Richard McCarty, Bigham Insulation


1. Higgins Cycle, Greensboro, NC (7-0)
2. Bigham Insulation, Miami, FL (5-2)
3. Athletic World, St. Petersburg, FL (5-2)
4. Houligan’s, Eau Claire, WI (6-2)
5t. Trenton Capitals, Trenton, NJ (5-2)
5t. Norling’s Silo, Svea, MN (4-2)
7t. Raiders, Pineville, KY (4-2)
7t. Crown Jewelers, Charlotte, NC (4-2)
9t. Pizza Baron, Portland, OR (4-2)
9t. Crosby Homes, Bristol, MD (3-2)
9t. Dayton A-1 Trophy, Dayton, OH (3-2)
9t. Guardsmen Lounge, Rice Lake, WI (2-2)
13t. Bi-Rite, Manchester, NH (2-2)
13t. Houston Wheels, Houston, TX (2-2)
13t. R&T Mobile Homes, Akron, PA (2-2)
13t. Tasty Pizza, Columbia Heights, MN (2-2)
17t. Levittown Legion, Levittown, NY (2-2)
17t. Thompson’s Super Market, Buchanan, MI (2-2)
17t. Golden Leaf Bar, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
17t. Conti Brothers, Providence, RI (1-2)
17t. Nelco Manufacturing, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
17t. Lufkin Raiders, Lufkin, TX (1-2)
17t. Corner Pub, Rockville, MD (1-2)
17t. Citizens Club, Jeannette, PA (1-2)
25t. Abbey Inn, Austin, TX (1-2)
25t. Bert’s Union 76, Cleveland, OH (1-2)
25t. Mid-West Petro, Kansas City, MO (1-2)
25t. Schlichting Excavating, Rockford, IL (1-2)
25t. Universal Systems, Pascagoula, MS (0-2)
25t. Santa Cruz Merchants, Santa Cruz, CA (0-2)
25t. Helper Club, Helper, UT (0-2)
25t. Swaheli Roots, Richmond. CA (0-2)
33t. Lacey’s Rotary, Lacey, WA (0-2)
33t. K-Sports, Norfolk, NE (0-2)
33t. Ram Landmark, Swissvale, PA (0-2)
33t. Cheyenne Dodge, Cheyenne, WY (0-2)
33t. Whitehead, Stokes & Grymes, Richmond, VA (0-2)
33t. Agriform, Woodland, CA (0-2)

1976 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1976 held at Olney, Maryland.

Champion – Reed’s Nuts, Macon, Georgia
Runner Up – Jimmy Harriss Standard Air, Houston, Texas

  • MVP – Charlie Traylor, Jimmy Harriss Standard Air (31-51, .608, 17 HR, 42 RBI)
  • Batting Champion – Tom Dameron, Corner Pub – .833
  • HR Champion – Charlie Traylor, Jimmy Harris Standard Air – 17


P – Charlie Traylor, Jimmy Harriss Standard Air
P – Henry Arrington, Reed’s Nuts
C – Mike Bolden, Jimmy Harriss Standard Air
C – Rick Hausfeld, Jammer Lounge
1B – Clyde Zachery, Reed’s Nuts
2B – Lanny White, Jimmy Harriss Standard Air
3B – John Brenner Jammer Lounge
SS – Russ Bradley Carolina A’s
OF – Steve Casteel, Jammer Lounge
OF – Paul Saunders, Jimmy Harriss Standard Air
OF – Richie Flynn, Great Eastern
OF – Pug Churchwell, Reed’s Nuts
UTIL – Jim Dameron, Corner Pub
UTIL – Tom Beall, Reed’s Nuts


P – Jim Benfield, Carolina A’s
P – Charles Arbia, Roman Carousel
C – Denny Erickson, Cheap Charlie’s
C – Hal Eldelmann, Great Eastern Textiles
1B – Gary Dotson, Carolina A’s
2B – Bill Maddox, Reed’s Nuts
3B – Rod Nicholson, Lincoln Douglas Loans
SS – Gary Myrick, Reed’s Nuts
OF – Frank Matthews, Dohmann’s
OF – John Brown, Cannon Welding
OF – Gene McCullough, Carolina A’s
OF – Steve Proniewych, Great Eastern Textiles
UTIL – John Pinkett, Trenton Capitals
UTIL – Ray Barrera, Roman Carousel


1. Reed’s Nuts, Macon, GA (7-0)
2. Jimmy Harriss Standard Air, Houston, TX (11-2)
3. Roman Carousel, New York City, NY (5-2)
4. Jammer Lounge, Dayton, OH (6-2)
5t. Nikki’s Lounge, Detroit, MI (4-2)
5t. Great Eastern Textiles, Syosset, NY (5-2)
7t. Cheap Charlie’s, St. Paul, MN (7-2)
7t. Vinny’s City Radiator, Tampa, FL (4-2)
9t. Joy’s AC, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
9t. Levittown Legion, Levittown, NY (3-2)
9t. Dohman’s, Wilkes-Barre, PA (5-2)
9t. Carolina A’s, Shelby, NC (4-2)
13t. Cannon Welding, Jacksonville, FL (5-2)
13t. Corner Pub, Silver Springs, MD (3-2)
13t. Trenton Capitals, Trenton, NY (4-2)
13t. Two Doors-Portsmouth Athletics, Portsmouth, VA (4-2)
17t. Teamsters No. 293, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. Casino Restaurant, Leroy, NY (2-2)
17t. Raiders, Pineville, KY (2-2)
17t. Prairie Schooner Club, Wilmette, IL (4-2)
17t. Moore Point, Orlando, FL (3-2)
17t. Portland A.C., Louisville, KY (4-2)
17t. Stasius Bar, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
17t. Rowan-Walker, Winter Haven, FL (3-2)
25t. Dove McIntire Chevrolet, Indianapolis, IN (2-2)
25t. Gay Pontiac Bomers, Texas City, TX (2-2)
25t. Red Carpet Inn, St. Petersburg, FL (3-2)
25t. Tom’s Plumbing, Arlington, TX (2-2)
25t. Abbey Inn, Austin, TX (3-2)
25t. Citizen’s Club, Jeannette, PA (3-2)
25t. Lincoln-Douglas Loons, Jacksonville, IL (3-2)
25t. Al’s Sporting Goods, Fredericksburg, VA (3-2)
33t. Ruth Realty, Kent, WA (1-2)
33t. Chino’s Lounge, Son Antonio, TX (1-2)
33t. Houligan’s, Eau Claire, WI (1-2)
33t. Lucky Lager. Bremerton, WA (1-2)
33t. Todd Chevrolet, Lakeville, MN (1-2)
33t. Magic City Mobile Homes, Laurel, MS (2-2)
33t. Rudy’s Grafton House, Grafton, MA (2-2)
33t. Quality Towing, Sioux City, IA (1-2)
33t. Thompson’s Super Market, Buchanan, MI (1-2)
33t. Bigham Insulation, Miami, FL (1-2)
33t. Bristol, Edgewater, MD (1-2)
33t. Whitehaven Datsun, Memphis, TN (1-2)
33t. Mid-Region Petroleum, Tulsa, OK (1-2)
33t. Scoreboard Lounge, Colorado Springs, CO (1-2)
33t. Chris’ Restaurant, Gaithersburg, MD (1-2)
33t. Cunningham Kelley, Nashville, TN (2-2)
49t. Richard’s Insurance, Putney, UT (1-2)
49t. Patterson Dental, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
49t. Lynam Drug, Papillion, NE (1-2)
49t. Buckner-Fleming, Charleston, AR (0-2)
49t. Schlitz, Prince George’s County, MD (1-2)
49t. Sallisaw Sooners, Sallisaw, OK (0-2)
49t. Baker’s, Dallas, TX (0-2)
49t. Matt’s Outlaws, Parkersburg, WV (0-2)
49t. Benny’s A.C., Livingston, NJ (1-2)
49t. Hurley’s C.J.’s, Spearfish, SD (0-2)
49t. McDonald’s, Danville, VA (1-2)
49t. Miller’s Green Parrot, Waterloo, IN (0-2)
49t. OK Implement Company, Waterford City, ND (0-2)
49t. Clark & Son’s, East Providence, RI (0-2)
49t. Bell Well Sales, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
49t. Time Out Lounge, Toledo, OH (0-2)
65t. Clark-Sherwood Contractors, Lafayette, LA (0-2)
65t. Felton Merchants, Felton, DE (0-2)
65t. Bryan Insurance Agency, Decatur, GA (0-2)
65t. Boggs Builders, Anderson, SC (0-2)
65t. Jerry’s, Newburgh, NY (0-2)
65t. Eastland, Hampden, ME (0-2)
65t. Locker Room A.C., Buffalo, NY
65t. Surfside Restaurant, Fairfield, CT (0-2)