Category: ASA Super Slow Pitch

2019 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch National

2019 held at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville, Tennessee on August 15-16, 2019.


Champion – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton, Le Sueur, Minnesota
Runner Up – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI, San Jose, California


H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton repeated as USA Softball Super Slow Pitch National Champion after narrowly edging Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI 30-28 in the Championship Game.

After cruising to three run-rule victories through bracket play, H. Auto was met by a gritty Dan Smith team that battled through the losers’ bracket after dropping their first contest of the tournament. The team won five-consecutive games today to earn a spot in the Championship contest, ultimately falling just two runs shy of forcing an “if-necessary” game.

H. Auto took an early lead as the visiting team, putting up four runs on the board in the first inning while Dan Smith tallied just one. Both squads were nearly even in the second inning as a nine-run outing by H. Auto and a 10-run inning by Dan Smith kept the game interesting at 13-11, H. Auto.

Dan Smith took the lead in the bottom of the third inning, one that they held until the sixth inning, exploding for nine runs while limiting H. Auto to just four in the top of the third. Both squads managed just four runs apiece through the next two innings of play until H. Auto’s offense came alive in the top of the sixth to take the lead for good.

A leadoff double by Kyle Pearson put an early base runner on for H. Auto. A fly out and sac fly quickly retired the next two batters, but Tournament MVP Travis Clark kept the offense alive with a single to left. Bubba Mack sent a ball out of the park for two runs, Steele Lewis tripled and Chente Granados hit a two-run shot to give H. Auto a 27-24 lead.

Dan Smith brought the game within one run after Argen Dodds sent out a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth.

With the game headed to the seventh inning, Dan Smith looked to have the advantage after getting H. Auto to fly out and strikeout for the first two outs, but the visiting team’s offense could not be stopped. A two-run home run by Pearson and a solo shot by Jeremy Yates extended their lead to 30-26.

Trailing by four, a two-run home run by Steven Lloyd looked to spark a two-out rally, but a fly ball to right field ended the game with H. Auto taking the 30-28 win.

Clark and Pearson crushed it at the plate for H. Auto, each picking up six RBI with Clark hitting three home runs and Pearson sending out two. Yates also sent three balls out of the park, driving in five runs with Mack bringing in four runs.

For Dan Smith, Dodds added seven RBI to his stats for the tournament, hitting three home runs while Lloyd and Jon Nelson each hit out two.

How the teams made it to the finals

H. Auto landed in the Championship Game after going 3-0 through bracket play. In their first contest of the tournament, H. Auto took advantage of a 12-run, second inning in a 25-4 (four inning) win over Heartland Investors. Mack had seven RBI while three batters had multi-home run performances.

A 26-1 (five inning) win over Anarchy/SIS/OA Apparel earned H. Auto their second run-rule win of the Super Slow Pitch National Championship. Clark limited Anarchy to just six hits in the win while helping himself out at the plate with five RBI.

H. Auto earned their spot in the Championship Game with a 27-6 (four inning) win over TDB. Clark once again had a phenomenal game at the plate, sending out four home runs while Wegman led the team with six RBI.

For Dan Smith, an opening-game loss to Anarchy sent them to the losers’ bracket where they would battle their way to the Championship Game. A 35-27 win over OC/Drip City/FD, a 12-9 victory over Heartland Investors, a 30-22 win over Ts 13/Monsta/CTE and a 20-3 (five inning) run-rule in a rematch with Anarchy brought the team within one game of the Championship contest.

Facing off against TDB, who dropped the winners’ bracket finale against H. Auto a game prior, Dan Smith took advantage of a 12-run first inning en route to a 28-24 win. Playing textbook softball, Dan Smith only scored six runs by way of the long ball in the win.

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  • MVP – Travis Clark – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton
  • HR Leader – Travis Clark – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton
  • HR Leader – Argen Dodds – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Batting Leader – Travis Clark – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • IF – Kyle Pearson, H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton
  • IF – Bubba Mack – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton
  • IF – Daniel Cayton – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • IF – Greg Connell – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton
  • IF – Steven Lloyd – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • OF – Brian Wegman – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton
  • OF – Flip Washington – Anarchy/SIS/OA Apparel
  • OF – AJ Montano – TDB
  • OF – Ben Dunn – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • P – Travis Clark – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton
  • UTIL – Steele Lewis – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton
  • UTIL – Josh Riley – TDB
  • UTIL – Ryan Harvey – TDB
  • UTIL – John Nelson – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • UTIL – DJ Hollingsworth – TDB

FINAL STANDINGS

1. H.Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton, Le Sueur, MN (4-0)
2. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI, San Jose, CA (5-2)
3. TDB, Kannapolis , NC (2-2)
4. Anarchy/SIS/OA Apparel, Rochester, NY (2-2)
5t. T’s 13/Monsta/CTE, Omaha, NE (1-2)
5t. Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, WI (2-2)
7t. Monsta Athletics/Black Sheep, Calimesa, CA (1-2)
7t. Heartland Investors, Mandan, ND (1-2)
9t. OC/Drip City/MONSTA, Grimes, IA (0-2)
9t. LJ Sportswear, Oskaloosa, IA (0-2)

2018 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2018 held at Freedom Park in Ridgeland, Mississippi.


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


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

ASA ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Travis Clark, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • P – Bill Pinkham, Team Racks; Yahhh!
  • IF – Jeff Keske, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • IF – Adam Ussery, Team Racks; Yahhh!
  • IF – Greg Connell, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • IF – Daniel Cayton, Team Racks; Yahhh!
  • IF – AJ Montano, Team Racks; Yahhh!
  • OF – Jeremy Yates, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • OF – Brandon Dillon, Team Racks; Yahhh!
  • OF – Brian Wegman, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • UT – Donnie Hammonds, Ts 13/Monsta/Ductech
  • UT – Bryson Baker, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
  • UT – Jason Martel, Team Racks; Yahhh!
  • UT – Joey Bulens, Ts 13/Monsta/Ductech
  • UT – Bubba Mack, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton

FINAL STANDINGS

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

2017 ASA Super Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

2017 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Champion – WC Monsta, Calimesa, California
Runner Up – H. Auto/Resmondo/OA Apparel/Specialty Tank, Winter Haven, Florida


It was a rematch Championship Game rematch between WC Monsta and H. Auto/Resmondo/OA Apparel/Specialty Tank as the former earned a spot in the finals with a decisive 27-5 (four inning) win. H. Auto would then post a 49-42 win over T’s 13/Monsta for another chance as the undefeated WC Monsta. H. Auto would carry on their momentum from the previous game as the team scored six runs in the top of the first inning to take an early lead over WC Monsta. That lead would be cut to one run after WC Monsta plated five in the bottom of the frame. Keeping H. Auto from plating any runs in the top of the second, WC Monsta would score six runs to take an 11-5 lead. The game would remain closely contested through the top of the seventh inning with WC Monsta holding a 43-37 lead and H. Auto down to their final at-bat. H. Auto would manage to push across one run in the top of the seventh, but would be unable to overcome the deficit as WC Monsta walked away with the Super Slow Pitch Championship, 43-38. For H. Auto, Bubba Mack (8 HR, 17 RBI) and Mike Umscheid (7 HR, 15 RBI) led the offense.


  • MVP – Dale Brungardt, WC Monsta (12-14, .867, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • HR Champions – Chaun DeMars, T’s 13/Monsta (17-22, .773, 21 RBI, 15 Runs) – 9
  • HR Champions – Kyle Person, H.Auto/Resmondo/OA Apparel/Specialty Tank (17-21, .810, 22 RBI, 16 Runs) – 9
  • Batting Champion – Dale Brungardt, WC Monstas (12-14, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs) – .867

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICAN FIRST TEAM (no positions listed)

  • Chris Greinert, WC Monsta
  • Filip Washington, WC Monsta
  • Ronald “Bubba” Mack, H.Auto/Resmondo/OA Apparel/Specialty Tank
  • Kyle Pearson, H.Auto/Resmondo/OA Apparel/Specialty Tank
  • Don Bellerby Jr., WC Monsta
  • Dale Brungardt, WC Monsta
  • Chaun DeMars, T’s 13/Monsta
  • Mike Umscheid, H.Auto/Resmondo/OA Apparel/Specialty Tank
  • Brett Rettenmeier, T’s 13/Monsta
  • Ryan McClanahan, WC Monsta
  • Mario Granados, WC Monsta
  • Brad Reckart, H.Auto/Resmondo/OA Apparel/Specialty Tank
  • David Johnson, WC Monsta
  • Steve Whaley, WC Monsta
  • Kevin Bazat, H.Auto/Resmondo/OA Apparel/Specialty Tank

FINAL STANDINGS

1. West Coast Monsta, Calimesa, CA (3-0)
2. H.Auto/Resmondo/OA Apparel/Specialty Tank, Winter Haven, FL (2-2)
3. T’s 13/Monsta, Omaha, NE (2-2)
4. OC, Grimes, IA (2-2)
5. ASP/KV Weld/A&A Utility/OA Labs, Breckenridge, TX (0-2)

2016 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2016 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion – O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s, Stillwater, Minnesota
Runner Up – West Coast Monsta, Calimesa, California


Forced into the “if-game” after dropping a 36-27 decision to WC Monsta in the Championship Game, O&S Cattle/Mr. D battled through to claim the 2016 Super Slow Pitch National Championship ASA/USA Softball announced today. The bats came alive for O&S Cattle/Mr. D as the team combined for 12 hits en route to claiming the title in a 22-9 win over WC Monsta in the “if-necessary” game. In their first meeting of the day in the Championship Game, O&S Cattle/Mr. D took an early lead in the top of the first inning, capitalizing on a two-run home run and a pair of singles. WC Monsta responded in the bottom of the frame, cutting the lead to one run after plating three runners off a home run and double. WC Monsta would take the lead in the bottom of the second for good, bringing an additional five runners across the plate to make it an 8-5 lead. O&S Cattle/Mr. D plated two in the top of the third inning to cut WC Monsta’s lead to 8-7, but the west coast squad would explode for 11 hits to score 10 runs and extend their lead to 18-7. Five runs in the top of the fourth inning by O&S Cattle/Mr. D kept the game interesting as WC Monsta led by four as they stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fourth. That close lead would soon become a large one as WC Monsta again utilized timely hitting to push their lead to 16 runs. Twelve runs in the top of the fifth inning by O&S Cattle/Mr. D brought the game within four runs. Three solo home runs started out the offensive burst before four more shots over the fence brought the game to a 28-24 lead for WC Monsta. Three home runs by WC Monsta in the bottom of the fifth regained the team a comfortable 10-run lead. Both teams would plate runs in the sixth inning, with WC Monsta holding a 36-27 lead as O&S Cattle/Mr. D headed to the plate for their final at-bat. Getting two quick outs, O&S Cattle/Mr. D would get two singles but a fly ball to centerfield ended the game with WC Monsta forcing the “if-necessary” game. In the “if-necessary” game, O&S Cattle/Mr. D got an early 4-0 lead and kept WC Monsta off the board to complete the first inning of play. WC Monsta would return the favor in the top of the second, keeping O&S Cattle/Mr. D from adding to their lead while tacking on a run of their own to make it a 4-1 game. O&S Cattle/Mr. D added to their lead in the top of the third with a solo home run and an RBI double before WC Monsta cut it to 6-4 after scoring three in the bottom of the frame thanks to a three-run blast. A six-run fifth inning helped expand O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s lead before tacking on another three runs in the top of the sixth to make it an 18-4 game. WC Monsta’s bats came alive briefly in the bottom of the sixth, plating three runs on a pair of home runs and singles. That offensive spurt would not be enough, however, as O&S Cattle/Mr. D would score another four runs in the top of the seventh while keeping WC Monsta to just one run in their final at-bat. For O&S Cattle, Greg Connell had one of of his usual incredible tournaments (17-26, .654, 10 HR, 18 RBI, 17 Runs). Bubba Mack chipped in with a 18-24 (.750) with 8 HR, 18 RBI, 17 Runs. For the Monstas, Chente Granados (24-33, .727, 7 HR, 20 RBI, 21 Runs),  Ryan Dacko (22-31, .710, 13 HR, 26 RBI, 21 Runs), Ryan McClanahan (8 HR, 19 RBI), Pilar Amaya (7 HR, 17 RBI) and Jared Hunt (6 HR, 21 RBI) led the onslaught as WC Monstas hit 73 HR, in their 7 games.


  • MVP – BJ Fulk, O&S Cattle/Mr. D (22-26, .846, 7 HR, 16 RBI, 18 Runs)
  • HR Champion – Jason Branch, WC Monsta (23-31, .742, 34 RBI, 26 Runs) – 15
  • Batting Champion – Chris Greinert, Team Combat (14-16, 7 HR, 16 RBI, 12 Runs) – .875

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM (no positions listed)

  • BJ Fulk, O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s
  • Stuart Snell, Powerhouse/Racks
  • Sam Christianson, Powerhouse/Racks
  • Greg Connell, O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s
  • Ronald “Bubba” Mack, O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s
  • Daniel McClement, WC Monsta
  • Chente Granados, WC Monsta
  • Ryan Dacko, WC Monsta
  • Jason Branch, WC Monsta
  • Andrew Collins, O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s
  • Chris Greinert, Team Combat
  • Frank Yeilding, Powerhouse/Racks
  • Geno Buck, O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s
  • Jeremy Isenhower, O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s
  • Steven Lopez, WC Monsta

FINAL STANDINGS

1. O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s, Stillwater, MN (4-1)
2. West Coast Monsta, Calimesa, CA (5-2)
3. Powerhouse Sportz/Racks/Monsta, Casper, WY (2-2)
4. Team Combat, Kent, WA (2-2)
5t. T’s 13/Demarini, Omaha, NE (1-2)
5t. H. Auto/SIS/ASP/Mr. Wiggles/RDD/Easton, Burlington, IA (1-2)
7t. OC, Grimes, IA (0-2)
7t. TG/Red’s Astros, Indianapolis, IN (0-2)

2015 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2015 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion – BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City, Rochester, Minnesota
Runner Up – Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton, Cicero, New York


BBS of Minnesota defeated West Coast Monsta of California 30-15 in the winners bracket final on Orlando Castillo’s run rule walk off homer. Castillo was 5-5 with 2 HR and 5 RBI in the game. West Coast Monsta then had to face Long Haul in the losers bracket final. The decision was not close as Long Haul won 34-18. Long Haul had traveled through the losers bracket to reach the championship. They found themselves down 19-5 to Reds Astros, before coming back to win 49-29 on the strength of Ryan Parfitt’s 6-6 game with 4 HR and 8 RBI. Bryson Baker was 7-7 in the win. Long Haul then defeated Heartland Investors 37-21, then T’s 13 fell to the Long Haulers 52-36. T’s actually led 25-2 and 31-15 in that game, before Long Haul out scored them 50-11 in the last 4 innings. In the Championship round, Long Haul needed to beat BBS to force the “if” game, but that was easier said than done. Long Haul led 25-18 in the 6th inning.  Greg Connell of BBS hit a line drive off the top of the 45 foot high scoreboard to ignite a fire that saw BBS then hit 5 consecutive homers, capped by Lee Payne’s shot that gave then a 26-25 lead. In the top of the 7th, Brett Helmer (4-5, with 3 HR and 6 RBI in the game) hit a HR to tie the game 26-26. It was over quick in the bottom of the 7th as big Greg Connell hit a walk off 2-run home run to win the ASA Super National Championship. Connell and Tournament MVP Andrew Collins combined to go 11-11 with 6 HR and 14 RBI in the final game. Collins was named the Tournament MVP, Batting Champion (.905) and Co-Home Run Champion with 10. Ryan Parfitt of Long Haul also hit 10 HR. Dale Brungardt of Long Haul had 26 RBI. Pitcher Travis Clark of Long Haul was 21-29 (.724) with 8 HRs and 25 RBI. By far the best tournament by any pitcher.


  • MVP – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City (19-21, .905, 10 HR, 19 RBI, 17 Runs)
  • HR Champion – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City – 10
  • HR Champion – Ryan Parfitt, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton (22-31, .710, 25 RBI, 20 Runs) – 10
  • Batting Leader – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City  – .905

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Travis Clark, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • IF – Chente Granados, West Coast Monsta/The Scene
  • IF – Orlando Castillo, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • IF – Brad Reckart, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • IF – Dennis Rulli, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • IF – Ronald Bubba Mack, ASPNation.com/A&A Utility/KV Weld
  • OF – Andrew Collins, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • OF – Jeremy Yates, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • OF – Ryan Parfitt, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • OF – Mike Umscheid, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • UT – Chris Larsen, Ts 13/DeMarini
  • UT – Ryan Harvey, West Coast Monsta/The Scene
  • UT – Brett Helmer, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • UT – Greg Connell, BBS/Mr. Ds/Rip City
  • UT – Dale Brungardt, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton

FINAL STANDINGS

1. BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City, Rochester, MN (4-0)
2. Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY (4-2)
3. West Coast Monsta/The Scene, Calimesa, CA (2-2)
4. T’s 13/Demarini, Omaha, NE (2-2)
5t. Heartland Investors, Mandan, ND (1-2)
5t. ASPNation/A&A Utility/KV Weld, Dallas, TX (2-2)
7t. Red’s Astros, Indianapolis, IN (1-2)
7t. OC, Grimes, IA (0-2)
9. Team Combat/Baugh Ford/Softball.com, Kent, WA (0-2)


2014 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2014 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion – Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton, Cicero, New York
Runner Up – Sonny’s, Casper, Wyoming


In a rematch of last year’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship Game the result remained the same as Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton kept a hold on the title. Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton’s Brian Wegman forced the “if” game with a 2-run  walk off homer after a single by Bryson Baker to secure the 21-20 win over Sonny’s in the first Championship Game, and his team came alive at the plate to claim the title in the final Championship game with a 39-16 (five inning) run-rule victory. An outstanding effort by Travis Clark of Long Haul, racking up 8 RBI on 4 hits, including 2 HR. Brian Wegman, Bryson Baker, Scott Kirby, Stephen Lloyd and Mike Umscheid all hit 2 homers the champs. For Sonny’s, Bubba Mack went 3-4 with 2 HR and 3 RBI. The Long Haul/H. Auto Easton bats came to life in the first inning, scoring 21 runs off 9 home runs. Their hitters combined for 37 hits, 35 RBI and 36 runs scored, while Sonny’s combined for 20 hits, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored. For his efforts at the plate, Brian Wegman took home the tournament MVP award and Batting Champion titles (.800), while Sonny’s Bubba Mack and Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton’s Dale Brungardt and Brian Wegman shared the Home Run title with 6.


  • MVP – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton (12-15, .800, 6 HR, 9 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • HR Leaders – Dale Brundardt, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton (11-16, .688, 11 RBI, 9 Runs)  – 6
  • HR Leaders – Bubba Mack, Sonny’s (11-15, .733, 9 RBI) – 6
  • HR Leaders – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton – 6
  • Batting Leader – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton  – .800

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Travis Clark, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton
  • IF – Bryson Baker, Long Haul/H.Auto/Eastonn
  • IF – Ronald Bubba Mack, Sonnys
  • IF – Dale Brungardt, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton
  • IF – Dan Bean, Sonnys
  • IF – Steven Lloyd, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton
  • OF – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton
  • OF – Brian Zirkle, Rip City/Demarini
  • OF – Chris Terry, Sonny’s
  • OF – Scott Kirby, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton
  • OF – Nick Price, Sonny’s
  • UT – Kevin Filby, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton
  • UT – Mike Umscheid, Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton
  • UT – Brian Lipman, Sonnys
  • UT – Sam Christenson, Sonny’s
  • UT – Jeremy Davis, Sonny’s

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY (3-1)
2. Sonny’s, Casper, WY (2-2)
3. Rip City/Demarini, Davenport, IA (0-2)


2013 ASA Super Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

2013 at Midway Stadium in St. Paul and Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, MN


Champion – Hortenbach Auto/Easton, Cicero, New York
Runner Up – Sonny’s Softball Club, Casper, Wyoming


Hortenbach Auto/Easton claimed the first Super Slow Pitch title since 2003 as they blasted past Sonny’s in the Championship Game at the ASA Super Slow Pitch National Championship. Held at the historic Midway Stadium, H. Auto/Easton combined for 10 HR, including 3 from tournament MVP Brian Wegman, and 27 hits to defeat Sonny’s 29-14 in five innings. Sonny’s scored first after Jeremy Davis reached on a throwing error by the second baseman. Needing just eight runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to claim the run-rule victory, H. Auto/Easton did just that as they combined for two home runs and seven hits. After 2 runs had scored, Kevin Bazat banged out a 2-run double. Then with two runners on,  Bryson Baker hit a 3-Run HR to clear the bases. With no outs and no runners on, Brian Wegman hit a solo shot to end the game after five, with H. Auto/Easton taking the 29-14 win.

This marks the first time since 2003 that a Champion has been named in the Super Slow Pitch Division. The first Men’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship took place in 1981 in Burlington, N.C., where Howard’s/ Western Steer of Denver, NC claimed the inaugural Championship and Hall of Fame member Rick “The Crusher” Scherr took home the MVP title.

Throughout the 22-year existence of the Super division, 12 teams were crowned champions, with Ritch’s Superior (Windsor Locks, CT) and Steele’s Silver Bullets (Grafton, OH) leading the pack with 4 championships apiece.

The Batting Champion was Donavan Prokraka of Rip City/DeMarini (.800). Dale Brundardt of RipCity/ DeMarini and Bryce Oliveira of Sonny’s shared the Home Run title with 7 HR.

Hortenbach Auto had earlier sent Sonny’s into the losers bracket with a 22-20 win and then Sonny’s came back in the losers bracket final as a walk off home run secured Sonny’s a spot in the Championship Game as they came out with the 20-18 win over Rip City/DeMarini. Trailing by six as they came to bat in the bottom of the 7th, costly errors by the Rip City defense and 2 HRs by Sonny’s set up the championship game.


  • MVP – Brian Wegman, Hortenbach Auto/Easton (12-17, .706, 6 HR, 13 RBI)
  • HR Leaders – Dale Brundardt, Rip City/DeMarini (12-20, .600, 18 RBI)  – 7
  • HR Leaders – Bryce Oliveira, Sonny’s (10-18, .556, 15 RBI) – 7
  • Batting Leader – Donavan Prokraka, Rip City/DeMarini (12-15, 6 HR, 16 RBI) – .800

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Dan Bean, Sonnys
  • IF – Scott Kirby, Hortenbach Auto/Easton
  • IF – Bryce Oliveira, Sonnys
  • IF – Dale Brungardt, Rip City Iron Hawk
  • IF – Matt Pesso, Sonnys
  • IF – Bryson Baker, Hortenbach Auto/Easton
  • OF – Donovan Prokraka, Rip City Iron Hawk
  • OF – Brian Wegman, Hortenbach Auto/Easton
  • OF – Brian Rainwater, Hortenbach Auto/Easton
  • OF – Westy Guill, Sonnys
  • OF – Chad Durick, Hortenbach Auto Easton
  • UT – Kevin Bazat, Hortenbach Auto/Easton
  • UT – Brett Helmer, Hortenbach Auto/Easton
  • UT – Chris Greinert, Sonnys
  • UT – Landon Helm, Team Combat
  • UT – Andy Schiltz, Rip City Iron Hawk DeMarini

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Hortenbach Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY (4-0)
2. Sonnys Softball Club, Casper, WY (3-2)
3. Rip City/Iron Hawk/DeMarini, Davenport, IA (3-2)
4. Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boys, Kent, WA (2-2)
5t. Tharaldson/Easton, Fargo, ND (1-2)
5t. Shoppe/Backman/TYJA/Louisville, Aurora, IN (1-2)
7t. Xtreme/Miken, Brooklyn Center, MN (0-2)
7t. Whalers/CA Gear, Bloomington, MN (0-2)

Bottom 4 teams were entered into a single elimination Consolation Flight for 5th through 8th place

Consolation Record – (Total Record)

1 (5). Xtreme/Miken, Brooklyn Center, MN 2-0 – (2-2)
2 (6). Tharaldson/Easton, Fargo, ND 1-1 – (2-3)
3 (7). Shoppe/Backman/TYJA/Louisville, Aurora, IN 0-1 – (1-3)
3 (7). Whalers/CA Gear, Bloomington, MN 0-1 – (0-3)


2013 ASA Super National Game 1 on CBS Sports Channel

2013 ASA Super National Championship Game on CBS Sports Channel

2003 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch National

2003 held at Sanford, Florida.


Champion – Hague/Resmondo/Taylor Brothers/Sunbelt, Columbus, Ohio
Runner Up – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, California


This was the final year of the Super until is was reborn in 2013.


  • MVP – Howie Krause, Resmondo/Hague (11-16, .688, 7 HR, 16 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Brett Helmer, Dan Smith/Backman (23 RBI) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Bob Woldyk, US Vinyl (12-13, 4 HR) – .923

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P – Andy Purcell, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
  • C – Hank Garris, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
  • 1B – Jeff Wallace, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
  • 2B – Brett Helmer, Dan Smith/Blackman/Menosse (11 HR, 23 RBI)
  • 3B – Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt (11-16, .688, 7 HR, 16 RBI)
  • SS – Dal Beggs, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
  • MI – Todd Martin, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
  • OF – Scott Striebel, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
  • OF – Rick Baker, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
  • OF – Robin Higginbotham, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
  • UT – Bob Woldyk, U.S. Vinyl/Z Wear/Miken (12-13, .923, 4 HR)
  • UT – Dennis Rulli, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
  • UT – Todd Joerling, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
  • UT – Randy Kortokrax, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
  • UT – Rusty Bumgardner, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P – Phil Jobe, Team TPS
  • C – Keith Brockman, R & D/Easton
  • 1B – Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo/TPS
  • 2B – Rod Hughes, R & D/Easton
  • 3B – David Hood, R & D/Easton
  • SS – Dennis Rulli, JWM/Herb’s/Master Graphics/TPS
  • OF – Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth
  • OF – Derek Oliver, Paramount Builders/TPS
  • OF – DeWayne Frizzell, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth
  • OF – Robin Higginbotham, Team Easton
  • EP – Randy Kortokrax, R & D/Easton
  • UT – Randy Romagna, Paramount Builders/TPS
  • UT – Larry Fredieu, Team Easton
  • UT – PJ Jones, JWM/Herb’s/Master Graphics/TPS
  • UT – Jerold Smith, Paramount Builders/TPS

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Resmondo/Hague/Taylor Brothers/Sunbelt, Columbus, OH (3-0)
2. Dan Smith/Backman/Mennose/Easton, San Jose, CA (4-2)
3. US Vinyl/Community Access/Z-Wear/Wooters/Miken, Chattanooga, TN (1-2)
4. Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL (1-2)
5t. T&R Stucco/Easton, Polk City, FL (1-2)
5t. Vernon’s/Higgs Properties/Miken, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)

2002 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2002 held at Sanford, Florida on September 12-15.


Champion – Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, California


  • MVP – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/TPS (17-19, .865, 14 HR, 26 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul – 14
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Hall, Backman/Smith/Easton (20-22) – .909
  • Offensive MVP – Jeff Hall, Backman/Dan Smith (20-22, .909)

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P – Andy Purcell, Long Haul (9-14, .643, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • C – Hank Garris, Long Haul (11-16, .688, 7 HR, 12 RBI, 16 Runs)
  • 1B – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul (17-19, .865, 14 HR, 26 RBI, 15 Runs)
  • 2B – Rusty Bumgardner, Long Haul (13-18, .722, 8 HR, 10 RBI, 15 Runs)
  • SS – John Mello, Long Haul (7-12, .583, 7 HR, 11 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • 3B – Mike Shenk, Long Haul (13-17, 765, 5 HR, 7 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • MI – Todd Martin, Long Haul (9-17, .529, 7 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • OF – Robin Higgonbotham, Backman/Dan Smith
  • OF – Ronnie James, Mid South/Mizuno
  • OF – Brad Stiles, Long Haul (7-13, .538, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • EP – Dewayne Nevitt, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • UT – Jeff Hall, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton (20-22, .909)
  • UT – Jeff Ott, Mid South/Mizuno
  • UT – David Hood, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • UT – Demond Thomas, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P – Shane DuBose, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • C – Scott Brown, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • 1B – J. C. Phelps, New Construction
  • 2B – Brett Helmer, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • SS – Dal Beggs, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
  • 3B – Albert Davis, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
  • MI – Dennis Rulli, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
  • OF – Dewayne Frizzell, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
  • OF – Johnny McCraw, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • OF – Scott King, Long Haul (8-16, .500, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • EP – Randy Kortokrax, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
  • UT – Todd Volkers, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
  • UT – Chaun DeMars, Mid-South/Mizuno
  • UT – Todd Joerling, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • UT – Randall Boone, Long Haul (9-16, .563, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 8 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Corp/TPS Albertville, MN (4-0)
2. Backman/Smith/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, CA (3-2)
3. Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth, Columbus, OH (3-2)
4. Mid South/Mizuno, Portage, IN (3-2)
5t. Phonemasters/K&G/TPS, Wood River, IL (1-2)
5t. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (1-2)
7t. W. W. Gay/Aubrey’s/Mizuno/TPS, Gainesville, FL (0-2)
7t. Team Mizuno, Ft. Pierce, FL (1-2)
9. Team AH/TPS, Dayton, OH (0-2)

2001 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Sanford, Florida.


Champion – Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota (70-6)
Runner Up – Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS, Columbus, Ohio (57-29)


Long Haul went through this tournament unbeaten cap one of the most remarkable seasons in Softball History. They won all four legs of the Grand Slam and in doing so, went 17-0 in the four Championship Tournaments to put an explanation point on their 70-6 season. All 11 starters for Long Haul made the All America team. They started out by beating Team Mizuno 24-22 in a very close game. They came back to defeat New Construction 23-2. They defeated Team Mizuno once again 31-8 and in the Championship Game, took out Hague/Resmondo 23-20.

Only four teams entered, due to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and the fact that the whole country was on edge to travel. ASA made this a three game guarantee event. This event could have easily been cancelled, but give kudos to Hague/Resmondo, New Construction and Team Mizuno for making the trip to Florida to play in this.

Jeff Wallace, Todd Martin and Hank Garris made all four Associations All World Teams and Wallace was an incredible 52-70 (.743) with 29 HR in Grand Slam play (17 Games).

Mike Shenk had 25 HR, Todd Martin 22 and Hank Garris 20 to lead the Long Haul attack. Jimmy Powers also batted over .700 as he was 41-56 (.732) and added 12 HR.  For the season, Jimmy Powers was 3rd in the Major Softball Circuit in batting with a .768 Average.

Jeff Wallace was fourth (.766). Hank Garris was 10th (.735), Rusty Bumgardner 12th (.728) and Todd Martin 14th (.720). In the Home Run race, Wallace was the HR King with 150, well ahead of 2nd place Hank Garris (129). Bumgardner was 4th with 117, Shenk 6th (99) and Martin 8th (96). The Home Run Frequency leader was Hank Garris with a HR for every 2.387 At Bats. Wallace was third (2.543).

Andy Purcell batted .659 and hit 43 HR. More Important, his Pitching and even more so, his defense earned him the “Old Scout” National Player of the Year Award.


  • MVP – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/TPS (13-14, .929, 9 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/TPS (13-17, .765, 11 RBI) – 7
  • Batting Leader – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/TPS (13-14) – .929
  • Outstanding Offensive Player Award  – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/TPS (counting 7 Walks, he was 20-21 on Base – .953)

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Andy Purcell, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (6-11, .545, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • C – Hank Garris, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (10-19, .526, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • 1B – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (13-17, .765, 7 HR, 11 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • 2B – Rusty Bumgardner, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (11-19, .579, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • SS – John Mello, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (7-13, .538, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • 3B – Mike Shenk, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (10-18, .556, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • MI – Todd Martin, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (11-18, .611, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • OF – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (13-14, .929, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • OF – Jason Kendrick, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (7-11, .636, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • EH – Jimmy Powers, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (9-11, .818, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • UT – Randall Boone, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (8-17, .471, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • UT – Albert Davis, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • UT – Randy Kortokrax, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • UT – Greg Harding, Team Mizuno

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Paul Drilling, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • C – Roy Eppley, Team Mizuno
  • 1B – Robbie Ergle, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • 2B – Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • SS – Dennis Mendoza, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • 3B – Butch Smith, Team Mizuno
  • MI – Dennis Turner, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • OF – Scott King, Team Mizuno
  • OF – Dan Segui, Team Mizuno
  • OF – Ron Owsley, New Construction
  • EH – Steve Roeder, New Construction
  • UT – Carl Rose, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • UT – JC Batista, Team Mizuno
  • UT – Otis Barnes, New Construction
  • UT – Greg Neal, New Construction

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul/Taylor/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, MN (4-0)
2. Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS, Columbus, OH (2-2)
3. Team Mizuno, Fort Pierce, FL (2-3)
4. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (0-3)