Category: ASA

2019 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2019 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team


Kevin Bazat
Columbia, Mo.
Swings: Easton

Cory Briggs
Siloam Springs, Ark.
Swings: Miken

Dale Brungardt
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini

Travis Clark
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton


Andrew Collins
Largo, Fla.
Swings: Miken


Greg Connell
Moultrie, Ga.
Swings: Easton

Ben Dunn
League City, Texas
Swings: Easton

Ryan Harvey
Clearwater, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Bubba Mack
Milton, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Kyle Pearson
Stonewall, La.
Swings: Miken

Luis Reyna
Tampa, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Filip Washington
Las Vegas, Nev.
Swings: Anarchy

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Jeremy Yates
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Coaching Staff


Brett Helmer
Head Coach


Todd Ankney
Assistant Coach

Tim Barnes
Assistant Coach

2018 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2018 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team


Bryson Baker
Woodland, Calif.
Swings: Easton

Kevin Bazat
Columbia, Mo.
Swings: Easton

Cory Briggs*
Siloam Springs, Ark.
Swings: Miken

Dale Brungardt
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini


Travis Clark
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton


Greg Connell
Moultrie, Ga.
Swings: Easton

Brandon Dillon
Anderson, Ind.
Swings: Miken

Ben Dunn*
League City, Texas
Swings: Easton

Ryan Harvey*
Clearwater, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Kyle Pearson
Stonewall, La.
Swings: Miken

Luis Reyna
Tampa, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Steve Whaley
Spring, Texas
Swings: Monsta

Jeremy Yates
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Brett Helmer
Cicero, N.Y.
Head Coach

Todd Ankney
Lake Villa, Ill.
Assistant Coach

Tim Barnes
Gladewater, Texas
Assistant Coach

2018 Futures National Team


Brad Carlsen*
Sparks, Nev.
Swings: Monsta

Andrew Collins
Largo, Fla.
Swings: Miken

Jeff Flood
Sandy, Ore.
Swings: DeMarini

Travis Houseman*
Urbandale, Iowa
Swings: Monsta


Erik Kanaby
Houston, Texas
Swings: DeMarini


Brian Logan
Richmond, Va.
Swings: Miken/Worth

Brian McBryde
Humble, Texas
Swings: Miken

Ryan McClanahan*
El Cajon, Calif.
Swings: Monsta

Faron Miller
Goshen, Ind.
Swings: DeMarini

Brett Rettenmeier
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Swings: Monsta

Shannon Smith
Norman, Okla.
Swings: Miken

Jordan Spaulding*
Phoenix, Ariz.
Swings: Easton

Adam Ussery*
Benton, Ark.
Swings: Miken

John Williams
Moweaqua, Il.
Swings: Monsta

Rob Humphrey
Burlington, Iowa
Head Coach

Denny Crine
Henderson, Nev.
Assistant Coach

2017 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2017 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team


Bryson Baker
Woodland, Calif.
Swings: Easton

Jason Branch*
Brooksville, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Dale Brungardt
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini

Travis Clark
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Greg Connell
Moultrie, Ga.
Swings: Worth


Brandon Dillon
Anderson, Ind.
Swings: Miken

BJ Fulk
King, N.C.
Swings: Easton

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

Kevin Kennington
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Bubba Mack*
Milton, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Kyle Pearson*
Stonewall, La.
Swings: Miken

Luis Reyna
Tampa, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Nic Santana*
Longwood, Fla.
Swings: Worth

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

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Steve Whaley
Richardson, Texas
Swings: DeMarini

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

Steve Shortland
Head Coach

Denny Crine
Assistant Coach

2017 Futures National Team


Corey Briggs*
Siloam Springs, Ark.
Swings: Miken

Orlando Castillo
Orlando, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Andrew Collins*
Largo, Fla.
Swings: Miken

Jeff Flood*
Sandy, Ore.
Swings: DeMarini


Isaac Gonzalez
San Jose, Calif.
Swings: DeMarini


Ryan Harvey
Clearwater, Fla.
Swings: Worth

Erik Kanaby*
Houston, Texas
Swings: Miken

Brian Logan
Richmond, Va.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Faron Miller
Goshen, Ind.
Swings: DeMarini

Brett Rettenmeier
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Swings: Monsta

Shannon Smith
Norman, Okla.
Swings: Miken

Mike Umscheid
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

John Williams
Morton Grove, Ill.
Swings: Easton

Rob Humphrey
Head Coach

Brett Helmer
Assistant Coach

2016 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2016 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team

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

Denny Crine
Henderson, Nev.
Swings: Miken

Brandon Dillon

Alexandria, Ind.
Swings: Miken

Kevin Filby
Delaware, Ohio
Swings: Miken

Neil Haglund

Stony Brook, N.Y.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Brett Helmer
Cicero, N.Y.
Swings: Easton

Kevin Kennington
Lake City, Fla.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Mike Umscheid*
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Filip Washington*
Las Vegas, Nev.
Swings: Combat

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Steve Whaley*
Richardson, Texas
Swings: Worth

Losson White
Denver, Colo.
Swings: Monsta

Brian Zirkle*
Bourbonnais, Ill.
Swings: Combat

Steve Shortland
Converse, Texas
Head Coach

2016 Futures Slow Pitch National Team

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

Faron Miller
Goshen, Ind.
Swings: Easton

Cole Patterson*
Meridian, Idaho
Swings: Worth

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

Rob Humphrey
Burlington, Iowa
Coach

2015 Team USA Men’s Slowpitch

2015 Men’s Slow Pitch National Team

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

Geno Buck
Red Wing, Minn.
Swings: Miken

Travis Clark
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Denny Crine
Henderson, Nev.
Swings: Miken

Brandon Dillon
Anderson, Ind.
Swings: Louisville Slugger

Kevin Filby
Delaware, Ohio
Swings: Miken

Chris Greinert
Abell, Md.
Swings: Combat

Brett Helmer
Cicero, N.Y.
Swings: Easton

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

Chris Larsen
Vancouver, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini

Lee Payne*
Alpharetta, Ga.
Swings: Easton

Donovan Pokraka
Gig Harbor, Wash.
Swings: DeMarini

Luis Reyna
Tampa, Fla.
Swings: Easton

Brian Wegman
Hamilton, Ohio
Swings: Easton

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

2015 Futures Slow Pitch National Team

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

Kyle Pearson*
Stonewall, La.
Swings: Miken

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

Mike Umscheid
Kenosha, Wis.
Swings: Easton

Andy Vitcak
Oakdale, Minn.
Swings: Easton

Buddy Wolf*
Cleveland, Ohio
Swings: Easton

Brian Zirkle
Bourbonnais, Ill.
Swings: Combat

Billy Messina
Simi Valley, Calif.
Coach

Rob Humphrey
Burlington, Iowa
Coach

 

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