Category: ASA

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

 

2014 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2014 MEN’S SLOW PITCH NATIONAL TEAM


Bryson Baker
Woodland, Calif.
Swings: Easton
Kevin Bazat
Columbia, Mo.
Swings: Easton
Robert Blackburn
Indian Trail, N.C.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Travis Clark
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Denny Crine
Henderson, Nev.
Swings: Miken

Brandon Dillon
Anderson, Ind.
Swings: Easton

Kevin Filby
Delaware, Ohio
Swings: Miken

Jeff Hall
Gastonia, N.C.
Swings: Worth

Brett Helmer
Cicero, N.Y.
Swings: Easton

Scott Kirby
Miramar Beach, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Chris Larsen
Vanocuver, Wa.
Swings: DeMarini

Jeff McGavin
Macomb, Mich.
Swings: Combat

Donovan Pokraka
Englewood, Colo.
Swings: DeMarini

Luis Reyna
Tampa, Fla.
Swings: Easton

LC Watson
Grand Prairie, Texas
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Steve Shortland
Converse, Texas
Head Coach
6th Season
 
Randy Raper
Hackleburg, Ala.
Assistant Coach
6th Season

2014 FUTURES SLOW PITCH NATIONAL TEAM

*Dale Brungardt
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini
*Cameron Cox
Mebane, N.C.
Swings: Combat
*Chris Greinert
St. Mary’s, Md.
Swings: Combat

*Westy Guill
Fresno, Calif.
Swings: DeMarini

Neil Haglund
Brooks, N.Y.
Swings: Louisville Slugger
Dave Kessler
Cincinnati, Ohio
Swings: Louisville Slugger
Cory Large
Bedford, Texas
Swings: Easton

*Jonathan Lenz
Sugar Land, Texas
Swings: Louisville Slugger

*Faron Miller
Goshen, Ind.
Swings: Easton

*Kyle Pearson
Panama City, Fla.
Swings: Easton

 

Adam Rockoff
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Swings: DeMarini

Mike Umscheid
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Andy Vitcak
Oakdale, Minn.
Swings: Easton

Brian Zirkle
Kanakee, Ill.
Swings: Easton

Billy Messina
Simi Valley, Calif.
Coach

Rob Humphrey
Coach

2012 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

No. Name Position Hometown B/T
26 Rick Baker Outfield West Harrison, Indiana L/L
4 Bryson Baker  Infield Magalia, California R/R
99 Dal Beggs Infield Gainesville, Florida R/R
34 Geno Buck  Pitcher Red Wing, Minnesota R/R
14 Greg Connell Second Base Moultrie, Georgia R/R
3 Don DeDonatis III Shortstop Kissimmee, Florida L/R
15 BJ Fulk Catcher King, North Carolina L/L
44 Brett Helmer  Utility Cicero, New York L/R
35 Johnny McCraw  Outfield Lake Wylie, South Carolina R/R
19 Andy Purcell Pitcher Kissimmee, Florida R/R
11 Brian Rainwater Outfield Kathleen, Georgia L/L
9 Dennis Rulli Third Base Moorpark, California R/R
22 Ryan Thiede First Base Wood Dale, Illinois L/L
12 Brian Wegman  Outfield Hamilton, Ohio R/R

2011 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

No. Name Position Hometown B/T
00 J.D. Genter Infield Chickamauga, Georgia R/R
3 Don DeDonatis III Infield Kissimmee, Florida L/R
4 Bryson Baker Infield Magalia, California R/R
7 Bobby Hughes Outfield Jonesboro, Arkansas R/R
9 Dennis Rulli Infield Moorpark, California R/R
11 Brian Rainwater Outfield Kathleen, Georgia L/L
12 Brian Wegman Outfield Hamilton, Ohio R/R
14 Greg Connell Infield Moultrie, Georgia R/R
16 Rusty Bumgardner Infield Gastonia, North Carolina R/R
19 Andy Purcell Pitcher Kissimmee, Florida R/R
26 Rick Baker Outfield West Harrison, Indiana L/L
34 Geno Buck Pitcher Red Wing, Minnesota R/R
35 Johnny McCraw Outfield Lake Wylie, South Carolina R/R
44 Brett Helmer Utility Cicero, New York L/R
99 Dal Beggs Infield Gainesville, Florida R/R

2010 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

No. Name Position Hometown H/T
00 J.D. Genter Infield Chickamauga, Georgia R/R
93 Scott Brown P/C Andover, Minnesota R/R
8 Chaun Demars P/C Elk River, Minnesota R/R
36 Hank Garris Catcher Daytona Beach, Florida R/R
2 Jeremy Isenhower Infield Olathe, Kansas L/R
7 Jason Kendrick Outfield Naples, Florida L/L
12 Brian Wegman  Outfield Hamilton, Ohio R/R
10 Scott Kirby Utility Destin, Florida R/R
16 Rusty Bumgardner Infield Gastonia, North Carolina R/R
22 Chris Larsen Infield Vancouver, Washington R/R
26 Rick Baker  Outfield West Harrison, Indiana L/L
1 Jeff McGavin Infield Macomb, Michigan R/R
35 Johnny McCraw Outfield Lake Wylie, South Carolina R/R
44 Brett Helmer  Utility Cicero, New York L/R
30 Ryan Robbins Outfield Columbus, Indiana R/R

2009 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

Created in 2009, the inaugural Border Battle slow pitch competition was held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City where Team USA defeated Canada 30 to 23.  An instant success, the event has continued to grow with additional sponsors and multiple locations, including the 2014 and 2018 events in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and the 2015 and 2019 events in Midland, Mich.

Canada has twice claimed the Border Battle title, in 2010 with a 30-29 dramatic victory and in 2017 with a 31-28 win. Team USA has claimed every other Border Battle title: 2011 (25-3), 2012 (32-21), 2013 (25-10), 2014 (18-9), 2015 (22-7), 2016 (27-8), 2018 (30-13) and 2019 (30-14).

The USA Futures Team was established in 2012 to compete in the inaugural Slow Pitch Showdown against the U.S. Men’s Slow Pitch National Team.

Both the Border Battle and Slow Pitch Showdown are an opportunity for the top slow pitch athletes in the country to showcase their talents while exposing USA Softball Slow Pitch and promoting participation.

2009 Team USA Men’s Slow Pitch Roster

No. Name Position Hometown B/T Swings
24 Dexter Avery Outfield Decatur, GA R/R Combat Anti-Virus Morphes
4 Bryson Baker Infield Woodlands, CA R/R Worth Toxic
26 Rick Baker Outfield West Harrison, IN L/L Louisville Slugger Triton
16 Rusty Bumgardner Infield Gastonia, NC R/R Combat
3 Don DeDonatis III Infield Sterling Heights, MI L/R Worth Toxic
00 JD Genter Infield Chickamauga, GA R/R TPS Triton
44 Brett Helmer Utility Cicero, NY L/R Easton SCN11BH Synergy
25 Todd Joerling Infield New Melle, MO R/R Easton Synergy
7 Jason Kendrick Outfield Naples, FL L/L Combat Gear Afflicted
35 Johnny McCraw Outfield Lake Wylie, SC R/R Combat Gear Afflicted
19 Andy Purcell Pitcher Naples, FL R/R Worth Toxic
11 Brian Rainwater  Outfield Kathleen, GA L/L Worth Mutant/Toxic
 9 Dennis Rulli Infield Moore Park, CA R/R Worth Toxic
12 Brian Wegman Outfield Hamilton, OH R/R Easton Synergy
 13 Losson White Pitcher Omaha, NE L/L Easton Synergy

The History of the Administration of Amateur Softball Association

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • 1933-1949 – Michael Pauley, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-1962 – B.E. “Gene” Martin, Newark, New Jersey
  • 1963-1997 – Don Porter, Los Angeles, California
  • 1998-2013 – Ron Radigonda, Sacramento, California
  • 2014-present – Craig Cress, Terre Haute, Indiana

NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF UMPIRES

  • 1933-1938 – Howard Pauley, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-1941 – Harry Wilson, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-1948 – Charles Jensen, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-1971 – George Dickstein, Forest Hills, New York
  • 1972-1980 – Tom Mason, Newark, Delaware
  • 1981-2004 – Merle O. Butler, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • 2004-Present – Kevin Ryan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

PRESIDENT

  • 1933-1939 – Leo Fischer – Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-1942 – W.E. Landis – Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-1947 – Raymond Johnson – Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1948 – Walter Hakanson – Denver, Colorado
  • 1949-1950 – Nick J. Barack – Columbus, Ohio
  • 1951-1952 – James P. Lang – New York
  • 1953-1954 – Lou Canarelli – Newark, New Jersey
  • 1955-1956 – John Deaver – Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1957 – Otto Smith – Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1958-1959 – Ford Hoffman – Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1960 – Fred D. Crosby – Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1961-1962 – George T. Cron – Union County, New Jersey
  • 1962-1963 – Fred Hoffman – St. Joseph, Missouri
  • 1964-1965 – W.W. Bill Kethan – Houston, Texas
  • 1966-1967 – Ralph Guynes – Oregon City, Oregon
  • 1968-1969 – Fred Blum – Rochester, New York
  • 1970-1971 – John Nagy – Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972-1973 – Eddie C. Moore – Clearwater, Florida
  • 1974-1975 – Joseph T. Barber – Stratford, Connecticut
  • 1976-1977 – Andy Pendergast – Bremerton, Washington
  • 1978-1979 – H. Franklin Taylor III – Richmond, Virginia
  • 1980-1981 – Howard Honaker – Ashland, Ohio
  • 1982-1983 – Arnold “Red” Halpern – Coeur d’Alene, Washington
  • 1984-1985 – Charles McCord – Chillicothe, Illinois
  • 1986-1987 – Andrew S. Loechner – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1988-1989 – Bert Weeks – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1990-1991 – O.W. Bill Smith – Fremont, Nebraska
  • 1992 – G. Pat Adkison – Gadsden, Alabama
  • 1993-1994 – Jack Aaron – Waco, Texas
  • 1995-1996 – Wayne Myers – Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 1997-1998 – Bill Humphrey – Michigan
  • 1999-2000 – G. Pat Adkison – Gadsden, Alabama
  • 2001-2002 – N/A
  • 2003-2004 – D. Stephen Monson, Riverside, California
  • 2005-2006 – E.T. Colvin, Columbus, Mississippi
  • 2007-2008 – Joey Rich, St. James, Missouri
  • 2009-2010 – Andy Dooley, Thaxton, Virginia
  • 2011-2012 – E.T. Colvin, Columbus, Mississippi
  • 2013-2014 – N/A
  • 2015-2016 – N/A
  • 2017-2018 – Warren Jones, Ashland, Ohio
  • 2019-2020 – John Gouveia – Oakland, California
  • 2020-2021 – Rodney Cobb – San Marcos, Texas
  • 2022-2023 – Joe Patterson – Hastings, Nebraska

SECRETARY/TREASURER

  • 1949-1961 – Byron E. Gene Martin – Hillside, New Jersey
  • 1962-1972 – Don Porter – Los Angeles, California

In 1973 the title of this position was changed to Executive Director.


NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING LOCATIONS

  • 1958 – San Antonio, Texas
  • 1959 – Havana, Cuba
  • 1971 – Tucson, Arizona
  • 1972 – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1973 – Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1980 – Anaheim, California
  • 1981 – San Jose, California
  • 1982 – San Antonio, Texas
  • 1983 – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1984 – N/A
  • 1985 – Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1986 – Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1987 – Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1988 – Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1989 – Denver, Colorado
  • 1990 – San Antonio, Texas
  • 1991 – Anaheim, California
  • 1992 – Palm Springs, California
  • 1993 – Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1994 – Orlando, Florida
  • 1995 – San Diego, California
  • 1996 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1997 – Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1998 – San Diego, California
  • 1999 – Dallas, Texas
  • 2000 – Spokane, Washington
  • 2001 – Winston/Salem, North Carolina
  • 2002 – Reno, Nevada
  • 2003 – Orlando, Florida
  • 2004 – Mobile, Alabama
  • 2005 – Tucson, Arizona
  • 2006 – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 2007 – Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2008 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 2009 – Reno, Nevada
  • 2010 – Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 2011 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • 2012 – Dallas, Texas
  • 2013 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 2014 – Reno, Nevada
  • 2015 – Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2016 – Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 2017 – Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 2019 – N/A
  • 2020 – Virtual National Conference
  • 2021 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 2022 – Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 2023 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

GEOGRAPHY/REGIONS

Regions were created by ASA in 1942 to cut down the number of teams at Nationals. Previously, ever association could send their champ or representative to the National Championship. The Nationals started getting much too large and with single elimination play being the norm then, it was hard for teams to travel across county to potentially play just one game.  So, the regional system of national qualifying play was developed.  This also worked well because during this time period, World War II was being fought and there were travel restrictions to preserve fuel and all other sorts of reasons.  ASA divided the country up in regions. Each region has states and metro associations.  A team would have to win their respective state or metro tournament and then go on to the regional tournament. They would then have to win this event to go to the national championship.

  • North Atlantic Region – established in 1942 with Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Metro Boston being the original members. Changed name to New England in late 1950’s.
  • Mid-Atlantic Region – established in 1942 with New York, New Jersey, Metro New York City, Metro Newark, Metro Rochester, and Metro Buffalo being the original members. In 1966 Metro Long Island and Metro Jersey City were added.
  • Central Atlantic Region – established in 1942 with Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Metro Philadelphia, and Metro Pittsburgh. Metro Pittsburgh was dropped in 1943. Delaware, Metro Richmond, and Metro Norfolk added in 1977.
  • South Atlantic Region – established in 1942 with North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The region was discontinued from 1944-1956, with the associations merging into the Southern Region in 1944. The region was reinstated in 1957 with North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee. and Metro Nashville. Metro Atlanta added was in 1977. Metro Memphis added in 1979.
  • Southern Region – established in 1942 with Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida were added in 1944 when South Atlantic region was disbanded from 1944-1956. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida dropped in 1956 and went back to South Atlantic. Mississippi, Tennessee, Metro Memphis, and Metro Nashville dropped 1956. Metro Miami, Metro Jacksonville, Metro Orlando, Metro St. Petersburg, Metro Mobile, and Metro Birmingham were added in 1977. This region was sometimes referred to as the Southeastern Region from 1957-1976.
  • East Central Region – established in 1942 with Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Metro Cleveland, and Metro Cincinnati. Indiana and Kentucky were dropped in 1943. Metro Pittsburgh, Michigan, and Metro Detroit were added in 1943. Michigan, Metro Detroit, and Metro Cincinnati were dropped in 1977.
  • West Central Region – established in 1942 with Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Metro Detroit, Metro Chicago, Metro Milwaukee. Michigan and Metro Detroit were dropped in 1943. Indiana and Kentucky were added in 1943. Metro Indianapolis was added in 1947. The region was disbanded 1977 and split up into Great Lakes and Midwest Regions.
  • Great Lakes Region – established in 1977 with Michigan, Wisconsin, Metro Detroit, Metro Milwaukee, and Metro Toledo created in 1977.
  • Midwest Region – established in 1977 with Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Metro Chicago, Metro Indianapolis, Metro Louisville, and Metro Cincinnati created in 1977.
  • Western Region – established in 1942 with Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Metro St. Louis, and Metro Kansas City. Nebraska was added in 1943. Metro Omaha added in 1977. The region was disbanded in 1977 and reformed to the Mid-America Region.
  • Mid-America Region – established in 1977 with Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Metro St. Louis, Metro Kansas City. Nebraska and Metro Omaha created in 1977.
  • Northern Region – established in 1942 with Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Nebraska dropped in 1943. Metro Minneapolis and Metro St. Paul were added in 1957.
  • Southwestern Region – established in 1942 with Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Metro New Orleans. Metro Houston was added in 1944. Tennessee and Metro Oklahoma City were added in 1949. Texas and Metro Houston were dropped in 1949. Mississippi and Metro Memphis added in 1959. Metro Tulsa was added in 1977. Tennessee was dropped in 1977. Metro Memphis was dropped in 1979.
  • Texas Region – established in 1949 with Texas, Metro Houston; Metro Fort Worth, and Metro San Antonio which was created in 1949. Metro Auston and Metro Dallas were added in 1977.
  • Rocky Mountain Region – established in 1942 with Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Metro Denver. Utah and Montana were added 1943. New Mexico dropped in 1943. Metro Denver merged with Colorado in 1943. Metro Denver was recreated and added in 1948. Arizona was added in 1951 and dropped in 1952. New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada dropped in 1952. Montana dropped in 1953. Utah added in 1957. New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and Metro Phoenix added in 1977. The region was split into two sections in 1979 (Rocky Mountain Cactus and Rocky Mountain Alpine).
  • Rocky Mountain Cactus Region – established in 1979 with Arizona, Metro Phoenix, Nevada, and New Mexico.
  • Rocky Mountain Alpine Region – established in 1979 with Colorado, Metro Denver, Wyoming, and Utah.
  • Cactus Region – established in 1952 with New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada which formed in 1952. Utah dropped in 1957. The region disbanded in 1977 and merged into Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Northwestern Region – established in 1942 with Idaho, Utah, Montana, and Nevada. Utah dropped in 1943. Washington and Oregon added in 1943; Metro Seattle created in 1943, Metro Portland created in 1949; Nevada dropped in 1952; Montana, Alaska, Metro Tacoma, and Metro Spokane added in 1977)
  • Pacific Coast Region – established in 1942 with Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Metro Los Angeles, and Metro San Francisco. Northern California and Metro San Francisco dropped in 1943. The region disbanded from 1945-1976 and was split in two in 1945.The Pacific Coast Region was reinstated again in 1977 with Southern California, Northern California, Metro San Francisco, Metro Oakland, Metro Sacramento, Metro Stockton, Metro Santa Clara, Metro Fresno, Metro San Diego, and Hawaii. Hawaii was created in 1977. Metro Los Angeles had since disbanded and Arizona had been part of the Cactus Region, now Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Northern Pacific Coast Region – established in 1942 with Northern California and Metro San Francisco forming in 1945. Nevada was added in 1947 and dropped in 1952. The region merged back into one Pacific Coast Region in 1977.
  • Southern Pacific Coast Region – established in 1945 with formed in 1945. Southern California, Arizona, and Metro Los Angeles. Metro San Diego was added 1950. Nevada was dropped in 1947. Arizona was dropped in 1951. The region merged back into Pacific Coast Region in 1977.
  • Alaska Region – established in 1964 with Alaska created in 1964. Alaska was absorbed into the Northwestern Region in 1977. The region was called the Alaska Command Force Softball Championships up until 1969.
  • Hawaii Region – established in 1966 with Hawaii created in 1966. Hawaii was absorbed into the Pacific Coast Region in 1977.
  • Canadian Region – established in 1939. Was split into East Canada and West Canada in 1953.
  • East Canada Region – established in 1939. Canada started having their own Canadian Men’s Championships in 1965.
  • West Canada Region – established in 1939. Canada started having their own Canadian Men’s Championships in 1965.
  • Atlantic Ocean– established in 1946 and disbanded in 1949. The region included Puerto Rico and Cuba.
  • Puerto Rico – established in 1960 and stopped in 1965.
  • Cuba – established in 1951 and stopped in 1960.
  • Mexico – established in 1945 and stopped in 1956.
  • United States Army – established in 1953 and stopped in 1957.
  • United States Navy – established in 1953 and stopped in 1966.
  • United States Air Force – established in 1950 and stopped in 1966.
  • United States Marine Corps – established in 1954 and played for one season.
  • All Armed Forces – formed the All Armed Forces All Stars in 1967.

ASSOCIATION DISSOLUTIONS

  • Metro Columbus was dissolved in 2003 and absorbed by Ohio.
  • Metro Omaha was dissolved in 2003 and absorbed by Nebraska.
  • Metro Oklahoma City was dissolved in 2004 and absorbed by Oklahoma.
  • Metro Atlanta was dissolved in 2005 and absorbed by Georgia.
  • Metro Phoenix was dissolved in 2006 and absorbed by Arizona.
  • Metro Tulsa was dissolved in 2006 and absorbed by Oklahoma.
  • Metro Tidewater was dissolved in 2007 and absorbed by Central Virginia.
  • Metro Boston was dissolved in 2008 and absorbed by Massachusetts.
  • Metro Cleveland was dissolved in 2009 and absorbed by Ohio.
  • Metro Memphis was dissolved in 2013 and absorbed by Tennessee.
  • Delaware was dissolved in 2015 and absorbed by Maryland-DC.
  • Metro Oakland was dissolved in 2015 and absorbed by Northern California.
  • Metro Buffalo was dissolved in 2015 and absorbed by New York.
  • Metro Spokane was dissolved in 2015 and absorbed by Washington.
  • Metro Dayton was dissolved in 2018 and absorbed by Ohio.
  • Greater San Joaquin was dissolved in 2018 and absorbed by Central California.
  • Metro Cincinnati was dissolved in 2018 and absorbed by Ohio.
  • Metro Newark was dissolved in 2021 and absorbed by New Jersey.

ASSOCIATION MERGERS

  • Metro District of Columbia and Maryland merged into Maryland DC in 2006.
  • Florida’s First Coast, Florida’s Sun Coast, North Florida, South Florida, and West Central Florida were merged into Florida in 2009.
  • Metro Dallas and Metro Fort Worth merged to form Metro DFW in 2015.

1932 National Diamond Ball Association Nationals

1932 held at Wausau, Wisconsin.

1. Bodegas, LaCrosse, WI (4-0)
2. Sathers, Minneapolis, MN (2-1)
3. North Ends, Wausau, WI (3-1)
4. Hammond, IN (1-2)
5. Escanaba Insurers, Escanaba, MI (1-1)
6. Litening Bugs, Sioux Falls, SD (0-1)
7. Brandt Cardinals, Wausau, WI (1-1)
8. Rothschild Papers, Rothschild, WI (1-1)
9. Ashland, WI (0-1)
10. Jaegers Bakery, Wausau, WI (0-1)
11. Antigo, WI (0-1)
12. Gladstone Outlaws, Escanaba, MI (0-1)
13. Ahdawagams Bear Cats, Wisc. Rapids, WI (0-1)

NOTES: Championship – Bodegas, LaCrosse, WI defeated Sathers, Minneapolis, MN (2-1). Third Place Game – North Ends, Wausau, WI defeated Hammond, IN (15-3)

2020 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2020 held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 6-7.


Champion –  Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, Wisconsin
Runner Up – Tharaldson Softball, Fargo, North Dakota


  • MVP – Mike Jacobson, Comatose/S2N/Monsta (4 HR, 11 RBI, .818)
  • HR Champion – Kye Winter – Tharaldson Softball (7)
  • Batting Champion – Chris Olson – Ductech/Monsta Athletics (.944)

Comatose/S2N/Monsta closed out Labor Day weekend at USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex by taking home the 2020 USA Softball Men’s Class B Slow Pitch National Championship trophy. Comatose claimed a 22-12 victory over Tharaldson Softball on Championship Day and finished the tournament undefeated with a 5-0 record.

Tharaldson didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard, jumping out to a 5-0 lead as Kye Winter and Jay Hartman each went yard while Chris Munch collected a RBI single. Comatose’s Jacob Stadler, Damon Wegner and Matt Stefanski each homered in the bottom half of the frame to give the home squad a 6-5 lead.

Both teams shut down their opponent in the second inning, with Tharaldson turning a double play to strand two Comatose runners on base. Returning to the plate, a two-run home run by Munch gave Tharaldson a one-run lead before David Bobbitt drove in another run. Comatose posted a six-run third inning for a 12-8 lead, with Zack Wegner sending a two-run shot out of the park.

Tharaldson didn’t let up, pushing across two runs in the fourth and fifth innings while keeping Comatose off the board to tie the ballgame at 12-12 after five innings of play. After a 1-2-3 inning from the Comatose defense, the offense came alive with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and scored 10 runs. Highlighted by grand slam shots from Damon Wegner and Robert Guzman, Stefanski and Jacobson also drove home a pair of runs to put Comatose ahead, 22-12, which turned out to be all Comatose needed to secure the National Championship title.

En route to the Championship Game, Tharaldson posted a 25-5 win over Ductech/Monsta Athletics and a 14-11 victory over Program/Worth/JTLLC/3xtreme earlier in the day. Mike Jacobson took home the tournament MVP award, while Chris Olson was named the Batting Champion and Kye Winter the Home Run Champion.


ASA B ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Ben Barrone – Ductech/Monsta Athletics
  • Ryan Brosnan – Program/Worth/JTLLC/3xtreme
  • Chris Munch – Tharaldson Softball
  • Jay Hartman – Tharaldson Softball
  • Mitch McLain – Tharaldson Softball
  • Brent Zomer – Tharaldson Softball
  • Corey Volden – Comatose/S2N/Monsta
  • Alex Abraham – Comatose/S2N/Monsta
  • Brent Zomer – Tharaldson Softball
  • Chris Olson – Ductech/Monsta Athletics
  • Mike Jacobson – Comatose/S2N/Monsta
  • Robert Guzman – Comatose/S2N/Monsta
  • Eli Christenson – Program/Worth/JTLLC/3xtreme
  • Ned Adair – Program/Worth/JTLLC/3xtreme
  • Jacob Stadler – Comatose/S2N/Monsta

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, WI (5-0)
2. Tharaldson Softball, Fargo, ND (5-2)
3. Program/Worth/JTLLC/3xtreme, Rhome, TX (2-2)
4. Ductech/Monsta Athletics, South St. Paul, MN (3-2)
5t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
5t. River Ridge Softball, Sioux Falls, SD (2-2)
7t. Blackies Softball, Defiance, OH (2-2)
7t. PTS, Huffman, TX (1-2)
9t. L&S Glass, San Jose, CA (1-2)
9t. VHI/Greater Than, Rochester, MN (1-2)
9t. Dirty Sports/Triton Towing, Puyallup, WA (1-2)
9t. Envy/Rankin/Lifetime Diamonds/ASP, Conroe, TX (1-2)
13t. Drip City/Monsta, Grimes, IA (0-2)
13t. GS/Nally’s/Contenderesportsllc, Gardner, KS (0-2)


STATISTICS – https://gc.com/tmt/summer-2020/2020-usa-softball-mens-class-b-slow-pitch-national-championship-5ee3e885e37a6a3ed04a2993

Player Team Name 2B 3B HR RBI R AVG OBP SLG
Chris Olson Ductech/Monsta Athletics 2 0 3 7 11 .929 .944 1.714
Mike Jacobson Comatose/S2N/Monsta 2 0 4 11 9 .842 .818 1.579
Robert Guzman Comatose/S2N/Monsta 1 0 3 10 5 .714 .765 1.429
Bryan Renfrow River Ridge Softball 5 0 1 5 10 .722 .750 1.167
Alex Abraham Comatose/S2N/Monsta 4 0 1 7 12 .706 .750 1.118
Billy Waltrip Dirty Sports/Triton Towing 1 0 2 7 10 .727 .733 1.364
Ben Barrone Ductech/Monsta Athletics 1 1 6 19 9 .722 .722 1.889
Adam Yoder Blackies Softball 3 1 2 9 7 .706 .722 1.353
Jimmy Dekker River Ridge Softball 2 0 3 12 9 .684 .714 1.263
Brent Zomer Tharaldson Softball 2 2 2 13 16 .652 .704 1.174
Corey Volden Comatose/S2N/Monsta 5 2 0 8 11 .737 .700 1.211
Keith Foote T’s 13 0 2 1 9 5 .688 .688 1.125
Anthony Raffel Comatose/S2N/Monsta 2 0 3 13 10 .688 .684 1.375
Chris Munsch Tharaldson Softball 4 1 3 14 11 .654 .667 1.231
Zach Woodside River Ridge Softball 1 0 4 15 10 .632 .667 1.316
Andrew Dubblede River Ridge Softball 2 1 2 5 10 .632 .667 1.158
Matt Stefanski Comatose/S2N/Monsta 4 3 1 9 8 .667 .667 1.389
Eric Jesse Blackies Softball 3 0 2 9 8 .647 .667 1.176
Damon Wegner Comatose/S2N/Monsta 1 0 5 16 10 .625 .667 1.625
Ned Adair Program/Worth/JTLLC/3xtreme 4 0 3 6 6 .643 .667 1.571