Category: ASA

2005 ASA Women’s Modified Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Portland, Oregon on August 11-14.

Champion – Wild Bunch, Beaverton, Oregon
Runner Up – Red Heat, Hillsboro, Oregon

  • MVP – Sarah Jarrett, Wild Bunch
  • Batting Champion – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A


P – Kate Tudela, Wild Bunch
P – Jayleen Morris, Waldport Rebels
C – Shikara Lowe, Red Heat
1B – Jennifer Bride, Wild Bunch
SS – Sarah Jarrett, Wild Bunch
OF – Kim Kraxberger, Wild Bunch
OF – Kaylin Marron, Red Heat
OF – Shikara Lowe, Red Heat
UTIL – Kayla Snow, Waldport Rebels
UTIL – Kristen Gilmore, Waldport Rebels
UTIL – Felicia Warfield, Waldport Rebels


1. Wild Bunch, Beaverton, OR (4-1)
2. Red Heat, Hillsboro, OR (4-2)
3. Waldport Rebels, Waldport, OR (0-4)

2005 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Altamonte Springs, Florida on August 4-7.

Champion – Tampa Bay Smokers, Tampa, Florida
Runner Up – Florida Fastpitch, Jacksonville, Florida

Florida Fastpitch eliminated two-time defending champion, The Farm Tavern 5-4 in 10 innings behind the pitching of Brian Urquhart and the clutch game winning hit by Wayne Bryan to advance to the finals against Tampa Bay Smokers. Korrey Gareau was the losing pitcher. After losing its first game of the tournament, Florida Fast Pitch (Jacksonville, Fla.) climbed its way back up the loser’s bracket to face their state rival in the finals. Michael White pitched his second shut-out of the tournament, and the offensive game of the Smokers over-powered the Florida Fast Pitch defense, winning the championship (6-0).

Frank Cox (2-0) and Rob O’Brien (relief) both pitched for the Smokers as well.

Florida Fastpitch – Brian Urquhart (2-1) and Blair Ezekeil (1-0)

  • MVP – Adam Lalonde, Tampa Bay Smokers
  • Batting Leader – Adam Lalonde, Tampa Bay Smokers – .714
  • HR Leader – Barry Kahler, Tampa Bay Smokers – 2
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Michael White, Tampa Bay Smokers


P – Michael White, Tampa Bay Smokers (2-0, 2 shutouts, (6-0) championship game)
P – Rob O’Brien, Tampa Bay Smokers
P – Brian Urquhart, Florida Fastpitch
C – Scott Lange, Florida Fastpitch
1B – Trent Rubley, Tampa Bay Smokers
2B – Kyle Van Abel, The Farm Tavern
3B – Blake Miller, Florida Fastpitch
SS – Jason Smith, Team Iowa
OF – Adam Lalonde, Tampa Bay Smokers (10-14, .714)
OF – Andy Sabo, Quaker River Sharks
OF – Charlie Walseman, Quaker River Sharks
OF – Barry Kahler, Tampa Bay Smokers
UTIL – Boomer Brush, Tampa Bay Smokers
UTIL – Chris Bohlman, Team Iowa
UTIL – Mike Brown, Florida Fastpitch


P – Blair Ezekiel, Florida Fastpitch
P – Paul Koert, Quaker River Sharks
P – Frank Cox, Tampa Bay Smokers
C – Todd Twachtman, The Farm Tavern
1B – Mike Dryer, Team Iowa
2B – Anthony Crum, Team Iowa
3B – Frankie Perez, Tampa Bay Smokers
SS – Matt Palazzo, Team Iowa
OF – Wayne Bryan, Florida Fastpitch
OF – Dan Loney, Quaker River Sharks
OF – Ryan Wolfe, The Farm Tavern
OF – Mike Keating, Keating Fitness Center
UTIL – Todd Moyer, Quaker River Sharks
UTIL – Kyle Beane, Quaker River Sharks
UTIL – Todd Budke, The Farm Tavern


1. Tampa Bay Smokers, Tampa Bay, FL (4-0)
2. Florida Fastpitch, Jacksonville, FL (4-1)
3. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (3-1)
4. Team Iowa, Pleasant Hill, IA (2-2)
5t. Quaker River Sharks, Ambler, PA (2-2)
5t. Keating Fitness Center, Weatherly, PA (0-3)
7. So Cal Bombers, San Diego, CA (0-3)


The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

2006 ASA Girls Gold 18-Under Fast Pitch Nationals

2006 held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 6-13.

Champion – O.C. Batbusters, Santa Ana, California
Runner Up – Worth Firecrackers Rico, Huntington Beach, California

Mike Schroeder knew he’d be celebrating a national championship with his daughter Sunday afternoon.

He just didn’t know which one. It turned out to be Katie, 17, who is the starting center fielder and leadoff hitter for the Orange County Batbusters.

Katie Schroeder scored the go-ahead run as part of a six-run sixth inning for the Batbusters, who defeated the Huntington Beach, Calif., Firecrackers 9-4 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in the 18-under Gold national fast-pitch softball championship game.

Michelle Schroeder, Katie’s 18-year-old sister, drove in a run for the Firecrackers, but she failed to make a play on a sinking line drive in right field that scored two runs in the Batbusters’ big sixth inning.

“The last part of the game was a rare emotion,” Mike Schroeder said. “As a dad, you want both girls to win. When the Firecrackers were winning, I kind of wanted them to win because Michelle is a senior. But when the Batbusters came back, and Katie had a hit and scored a run, that’s exciting. You just can’t switch it on and off like that when you’re a dad.”

This likely won’t be the last time that Mike Schroeder feels those emotions. Michelle is a freshman-to-be on the Stanford softball team. Katie, entering her senior year in high school, has committed to Pac-10 Conference rival UCLA, where their oldest sister, Jennifer, will be a junior.

“It’s not over yet,” Katie Schroeder said. “There’s going to be so many more of these. We’re really competitive, but we’re so supportive of each other. This will always be fun. We’ll remember this game for a long time.”

The Batbusters’ late rally was aided by the strong relief pitching of Donna Kerr.

Kerr allowed two hits and no runs over the final 41/3 innings. She quickly retired the Firecrackers in order in the sixth and seventh for the win.

“I knew I had to keep my team in the game, because I knew our bats would come around and they did,” said Kerr, who usually pitches as a starter. “I’ve only done it (pitched in relief) a few times. It’s different coming in with runners on and you’re in a situation. I had to find my bearings.”


1. O.C. Batbusters, Santa Ana, CA (7-0)
2. Worth Firecrackers Rico, Huntington Beach, CA (9-2)
3. California Cruisers McCard, Carlsbad, CA (5-2)
4. Valley Breeze Sotelo, San Fernando, CA (5-3)
5t. Shamrocks Orndorff, Vienna, VA (4-2)
5t. So Cal Athletics Richardson, Montclair, CA (6-2)
7t. Arizona Hotshots Gold Gatti, Scottsdale, AZ (4-2)
7t. Houston Power Gold Glowacz, Katy, TX (5-2)
9t. St. Louis Chaos Clynes, Florissant, MO (3-2)
9t. OK Babes Gold Bachman, Midwest City, OK (3-2)
9t. San Diego Breakers Harvey, Carlsbad, CA (3-2)
9t. Georgia Fire Yovanovich, Smyrna, GA (5-2)
13t. High Intensity Gold Collins, Niceville, FL (4-2)
13t. CA Grapettes Gomes, Lodi, CA (4-2)
13t. The Next Level Facione, Encinitas, CA (4-2)
13t. Washington Lady Hawks Noble, Redmond, WA (4-2)
17t. Jets Gold Pearce, Agoura Hills, CA (2-2)
17t. Louisiana Voodoo Gold Barksdale, River Ridge, LA (2-2)
17t. New Orleans Dejavu/Koplitz, New Orleans, LA (3-2)
17t. Omaha Finesse Gold Koubsky, Omaha, NE (3-2)
17t. San Diego Renegades Peronto, San Diego, CA (2-2)
17t. Pumas Nourse, Ventura, CA (2-2)
17t. Southern Force Glasco, Johnston City, IL (3-2)
17t. Sudden Impact Gold Lampl, Houston, TX (2-2)
25t. Corona Angels Tyson, Corona, CA (2-2)
25t. Ft. Worth Batbusters Black Grans, Richland Hills, TX (2-2)
25t. Georgia Elite Caldwell, Douglasville, GA (2-2)
25t. Jersey Inferno Gold Meister, Basking Ridge, NJ (2-2)
25t. Orange County Lionettes Wilson, Anaheim Hills, CA (2-2)
25t. Oregon Panthers Gold Orlando, Salem, OR (2-2)
25t. Texas Glory Gold Adkins, McKinney, TX (2-2)
25t. Impact Gold Burke, Houston, TX (2-2)
33t. American Pastime Gold Farnworth, Upland, CA (1-2)
33t. Anaheim O.C. Batbusters Anderson, Huntington Beach, CA (1-2)
33t. Arizona Suncats Heeley, Glendale, AZ (1-2)
33t. East Cobb Bullets Gold Branan, Alpharetta, GA (1-2)
33t. Finesse-Kilburn, Sterling Heights, MI (1-2)
33t. Georgia Titans-Bailey, Lithonia, GA (1-2)
33t. MN Irish Johnson, Rosemount, MN (1-2)
33t. Wichita Mustangs Misunas, Wichita, KS (1-2)
33t. So Cal Diamonds Garziano, Newbury Park, CA (1-2)
33t. So Cal Vipers Gold Carver, Moreno Valley, CA (1-2)
33t. Sorcerer Gold Mumma, Concord, CA (1-2)
33t. Texas Eclipse Gold Glass, Houston, TX (1-2)
33t. Texas Glory 18U Butler, Ennis, TX (1-2)
33t. Texas Travelers Wardlow, Mesquite, TX (1-2)
33t. Vienna Stars Gore, Vienna, VA (1-2)
33t. Xtreme Mavericks Of Georgia Kincaid, McDonough, GA (1-2)
49t. Absolute Blast Gold Bolstad, Bellevue, WA (0-2)
49t. Blast Gold Verde, Beaumont, TX (0-2)
49t. Colorado Stars Burns, Boulder, CO (0-2)
49t. Germantown Red Devils Kalisak, Southaven, MS (0-2)
49t. Gold Coast Hurricanes Cooper, Davie, FL (0-2)
49t. Lady Gators Gold Call, Lake Worth, FL (0-2)
49t. MC Elite Drude, Magnolia, TX (0-2)
49t. Miami Valley Xpress Blue Marsh, Mason, OH (0-2)
49t. New Jersey Breakers Gold Salvatore, Monroe, NJ (0-2)
49t. Polar Crush Palumbo, Worcester, MA (0-2)
49t. So Cal Sliderz Depompa, Sunland, CA (0-2)
49t. South Bay Pride Currier, Torrance, CA (0-2)
49t. Strike Zone Ford, Hayward, CA (0-2)
49t. Team FLA Hazzard, Palm Harbor, FL (0-2)
49t. Tennessee Nighthawks Edwards, Murfreesboro, TN (0-2)
49t. Texas Storm Gold Durham, Pearland, TX (0-2)

2005 ASA Girls Gold 18-Under Fast Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Salinas Sports Complex in Salinas, California on August 8-14, 2005.

Champion – Shamrocks, Vienna, Virginia
Runner Up – Arizona Hotshots Gold, Scottsdale, Arizona

Wearing white four-leaf clovers on their jerseys, the Virginia Shamrocks found some luck and timely hitting against the Arizona Hotshots on Sunday at the Salinas Sports Complex.

Maddy Coon hit an RBI double and later scored on a passed ball in the third inning to help the Shamrocks beat the Hotshots 3-1 in the title game of the Amateur Softball Association’s 18-under Gold National Championship.

The Shamrocks scored all three runs against starting pitcher Kim Reeder, the former Notre Dame product who last pitched two days ago. After Coon scored on a passed ball with two outs, Reeder was pulled for Katie Cotta, who ended the inning.

“My game was about ‘C range,” Reeder said. Before he was doused with water, Shamrocks coach Tommy Orndorff said he was elated his team finally pulled through with the title.

Earlier in the week, he celebrated his birthday. While his team didn’t promise him a championship, Orndorff said a viable gift would be to play in the title game.

“I’ve coached 36 years, and this is what you dream about,” Orndorff said. “I’ve always felt we could do it.

Seeing the University of Michigan win the College Softball World Series earlier this year brought hopes that more teams east of the Mississippi River could win softball titles in the college and high school levels, Orndorff said.

The Shamrocks won seven straight games to take the 64-team double-elimination tournament. The Hotshots made bids late in the game to force a second “if’ game, but many of the rallies started with two outs and were ended.

Arizona broke through in the top of the sixth with two outs. Jaci Hull hit a double and Caylyn Carlson promptly singled her home to cut its deficit to 3-1. Dani Gonzales reached on an infield hit, but Casey Willow then hit a grounder to first base.

“We’re a team that wakes up when we get behind,” said Ari-zona manager Rick Jones. “We just ran out of gas.”

It’s the highest finish for any Arizona travel softball team in the state ever, Jones said.

The two teams met several times earlier this year at regional tournaments throughout the nation, with the series pulled even. Two weeks ago, the Shamrocks did in the Hotshots in a low-scoring affair.

“With our pitchers, one is enough,” Coon said, referring to the passed ball in the first inning that allowed Courtney Bures to score and give the Shamrocks a 1-0 lead. In the first game of Sunday’s action, the Shamrocks beat Arizona 1-0 to reach the finals.

Arizona was then sent to the losers bracket and, with the help of a two-run home run by Stefanie Ewing, defeated the Orange County Batbusters 3-1 to qualify for the title game.

With the national championship done and the outcome not what she had hoped, Reeder has other teams on her mind.

“I’m thinking about UCLA and Stanford,” said the Ohio State University incoming freshman. “We play them in a tournament coming up, so I have to get ready for them.”


1. Shamrocks, Vienna, VA (7-0)
2. Arizona Hotshots Gold, Scottsdale, AZ (6-2)
3. O.C. Batbusters, Santa Ana, CA (6-2)
4. Impact Gold, Houston, TX (7-2)
5t. Corona Angels, Corona, CA (4-2)
5t. Anaheim O.C. Batbusters, Garden Grove, CA (7-2)
7t. Texas Eclipse Gold, Magnolia, TX (4-2)
7t. Gold Coast Hurricanes Gold, Davie, FL (5-2)
9t. Worth Firecrackers, Huntington Beach, CA (3-2)
9t. So Cal Diamonds, Newbury Park, CA (3-2)
9t. Victory USA Gold, Fountain Valley, CA (3-2)
9t. SK Sudden Impact Gold, Houston, TX (5-3)
13t. Strikkers, San Jose, CA (3-2)
13t. Chaos, St. Louis, MO (5-2)
13t. So Cal Athletics, Montclair, CA (5-2)
13t. Washington Ladyhawks, Redmond, WA (4-3)
17t. American Pastime Gold, Upland, CA (2-2)
17t. Beverly Bandits, Orland Park, IL (2-2)
17t. Tulsa Eagles Gold, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
17t. Gordon’s Panthers, Canyon Lake, CA (2-2)
17t. Georgia Titans, Lithonia, GA (2-2)
17t. Texas High Voltage Gold, Deer Park, TX (3-2)
17t. Indiana Magic Gold Clay, Rochester, IN (4-2)
17t. Sorcerer Softball 18 Gold, San Ramon, CA (4-2)
25t. TX Magic Gold, Missouri City, TX (3-2)
25t. Georgia Elite, Douglasville, GA (3-2)
25t. Georgia Fire Gold, Roswell, GA (2-2)
25t. Texas Rapid Fire, Flower Mound, TX (2-2)
25t. San Diego Renegades Gold, San Diego, CA (2-2)
25t. Nashville Nighthawks, Madison, TN (2-2)
25t. Strike Zone Ford, Hayward, CA (2-2)
25t. Texas Storm Gold, Bellaire, TX (2-3)
33t. Valley Breeze, Pacoima, CA (2-2)
33t. Missouri Renegades Gold, Union, MO (1-2)
33t. Mad Dogs, Alliance, OH (1-2)
33t. Blast Gold, Beaumont, TX (1-2)
33t. Louisiana Voodoo Gold, River Ridge, LA (1-2)
33t. Colorado Comets Gold, Denver, CO (1-2)
33t. KC Xtreme, Olathe, KS (1-2)
33t. Suncats, Glendale, AZ (1-2)
33t. Mize Diamonds Gold, Los Gatos, CA (1-2)
33t. Kansas City Peppers, Olathe, KS (1-2)
33t. Tuff-N-Tuffer Gold, Somerville, NJ (1-3)
33t. Vancouver Ford Gold, Vancouver, WA (1-3)
33t. Nor Cal Lite, Woodland, CA (1-3)
33t. Finesse, Sterling Heights, MI (2-2)
33t. High Intensity, Niceville, FL (2-2)
33t. Houston Power Gold, Katy, TX (2-2)
49t. California Cruisers, La Palma, CA (1-2)
49t. Oregon Panthers Gold, Salem, OR (1-2)
49t. Finesse, Omaha, NE (1-2)
49t. Jersey Inferno Gold, Basking Ridge, NJ (1-2)
49t. South Houston Mystixx, Houston, TX (1-2)
49t. Glacier NW Gold, Vancouver, WA (1-2)
49t. Southern Force Gold, Johnston City, IL (1-2)
49t. Washington Sidewinders, Snohomish, WA (0-3)
49t. So Cal Vipers, Moreno Valley, CA (0-3)
49t. Salinas Storm 18U Gold, Salinas, CA (0-3)
49t. Lil Saints, Phoenix, AZ (0-3)
49t. Team Fla, Clearwater, FL (0-3)
49t. R.B.I. Monarchs, Los Angeles, CA (0-3)
49t. Texas Storm Gold-Dixon, Pasadena, TX (0-3)
49t. WA Spirit Gold, Tri-Cities, WA (0-3)
49t. CF Intruders, Houston, TX (0-3)

2005 GOLD Bracket

2005 GOLD Bracket

2005 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: Armed Forces, San Antonio, Texas (West)
Runner Up: Yard Dawgs, Calhoun, Georgia (East)

Armed Forces won all three of the championship series games 16-2, 14-8, 9-5.

What a difference a year makes. Last year the Armed Forces women’s team went 1-3 in the Hooters Championship Series.

This year it walked away with the Women’s Open national title after sweeping the Yard Dawgs of Calhoun, Ga. Saturday at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Armed Forces won three consecutive games including the title game Saturday afternoon, 9-5, led by shortstop and series MVP Tammy Baldwin. A sergeant in the Army, Baldwin went 2-for-4 Saturday and finished the championship with an impressive .750 batting average. She had nine hits and four of them went four extra bases with three doubles and a home run. She brought home six runners and had an RBI in the third and deciding game. The Armed Forces finished with a team batting average of .509. The Armed Forces won the first title for the West in the Women’s Open, sweeping the Yard Dawgs and outscoring them 39-15. Armed Forces Tammy Baldwin was on fire the whole series as she started off in the first game with three hits (two of them doubles) and three RBIs in the 16-2 opening game win. Her bases loaded triple ignited the Armed Forces team to a 14-8 victory in the second game. Pitcher Laurie Doughty held the Yard Dawgs once again and went 3-3. She finished 3-0 Pitching and batted .625. Tammy Baldwin, Cheryl Trapnell, Shannon Eichenseer and Niki Dunn all had a pair of hits apiece. Third baseman Stephanie Johnson and Carol Pearson led the Yard Dawgs with three hits in as many at-bats including a pair of RBI singles.

  • MVP – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces (9-12, .750, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 2B)
  • Batting Leader – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces – .750
  • Home Run Leader – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces – 1

2005 East held at Gadsden, Alabama.

Champion: Yard Dawgs, Calhoun, Georgia
Runner Up: Long Island Tides, East Northport, New York

  • East MVP– not awarded
  • East Batting Leader – N/A
  • East Home Run Leader – N/A


P – Diane Kurant, West Michigan Stray Cats
C – Jean-Marie Hudcock, Long Island Tides
1B – Tricia Lipareli, Long Island Tides
2B – Lisa Redder, Long Island Tides
3B – Lisa Stellato, Long Island Tides
SS – Gretchen Gruber, Yard Dawgs
OF – Jody Trimmer, Long Island Tides
OF – Bonnie Rodgers, Long Island Tides
OF – Rhonda Varnesdeel, West Michigan Stray Cats
OF – Stacy Stanfield, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Rachel Hyatt, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Amanda Corley, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Christy Jameson, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Dana Wilhite, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Jennifer “Sis” Woods, Long Island Tides


P – Dena Stacks, Yard Dawgs
C – Kari Clifford, West Michigan Stray Cats
1B – Tara Lehnertz, West Michigan Stray Cats
2B – Nicole Merchant, West Michigan Stray Cats
3B – Renee Bolitho, West Michigan Stray Cats
SS – Carol Perroz, Long Island Tides
OF – Christine Bell, Long Island Tides
OF – Tammy Luneburg, Long Island Tides
OF – Lisa Lines, Shooters
OF – Diane Hatch, Shooters
UTIL – Jodie Howe, West Michigan Stray Cats
UTIL – Angie Huff, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Rhonda Graham, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Carol Pearson, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters


1. Yard Dawgs, Calhoun, GA (3-0)
2. Long Island Tides, East Northport, NY (3-2)
3. West Michigan Stray Cats, Lowell, MI (2-2)
4. Shooters, Orlando, FL (0-2)
5. Traders, Collierville, TN (0-2)

2005 West held at Waxahachie, Texas.

Champion: Okaki, Santa Ana, California
Runner Up: Lady Blue Jays, San Antonio, Texas

The women of Team OKAKI (Santa Ana, Calif.) were victorious over the Labor Day weekend to claim the ASA Women’s West Open Slow Pitch National Championship. Unfortunately due to prior commitments they are unable to continue on to battle their counterparts from the East during the Hooters Championship Series in Oklahoma City. Okaki won the final 2 championship games over the Lady Blue Jays 19-14 and 7-3 and finished 6-1, outscoring their opponents 89-44. Lady Blue Jays could make the trip to the National Championship Series, so the Armed Forces (USA) who finished third will represent the West.

  • MVP – Tamara Silvera, Okaki
  • Batting Leader – Lisa King, Lady Blue Jays
  • Home Run Leader – Nicole Friola, Okaki


P – Katrina Garcia, Okaki
C – Jamie Thompson, Armed Forces
1B – Mya McCrae Truelove, Lady Blue Jays
2B – Tamara Silvera, Okaki
3B – Jackie Dixon, Armed Forces
SS – Gina Perez, Lady Blue Jays
OF – Alma Dorado, Ladies First
OF – Christie Dammer, Okaki
OF – Lisa King, Lady Blue Jays
OF – Zeena Rossi, Lady Blue Jays
UTIL – UI Bal, Ladies First
UTIL – Karrie Warren, Armed Forces
UTIL – Janet Miyahara, Okaki
UTIL – Karla Martinez, Okaki
UTIL – Kat Sherer, Ladies First


1. Okaki, Santa Ana, CA (6-1)
2. Lady Blue Jays, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
3. Armed Forces, Peterson AFB, CO (4-2)
4. Ladies First, Los Angeles, CA (3-2)
5t. YaYa, Carrollton, TX (1-2)
5t. RIL, College Station, TX (2-2)
7t. Karphone, Los Angeles, CA (1-2)
7t. Hosea’s Angels, Waco, TX (0-2)
9t. Macken Plumbing, Rochester, MN (0-2)
9t. My Attitude, Waxahachie, TX (0-2)

2004 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2004 held at Auburn, Alabama.

Champion – Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (50-4)
Runner Up – Storm USA, Laguna Hills, California

Donna McLean, Stratford Brakettes – She ended the scoreless game in bottom of 7th inning with 2-out walk off single scoring Jen Pawol that won the championship game 1-0.

Megan Biddle, Brakettes (1-0) and Stephanie VanBrackle, Brakettes (1-0, including the 1-0 shutout in the final in which she had 9 K)

  • MVP – Michelle Green, Stratford Brakettes
  • HR Leader – Staci Ramsay, Bama Blast – 2
  • Batting Leader – Danielle Kaminaka, Schutt Hurricanes – .467
  • Batting Leader – Randy Berg, Schutt Hurricanes – .467
  • Batting Leader – Courtney Fossati, Schutt Hurricanes – .467
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Michelle Green, Stratford Brakettes
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Jennifer Doehring, Carbondale Cougars


P – Michelle Green, Stratford Brakettes (2-0, 1 Save, 28 K, 17 IP, .300 batting average )
P – Megan Masser, Storm USA
P – Abby Johnson, Carbondale Cougars
C – Shannon McKeon, Carbondale Cougars
1B – Ricki Walker, Storm USA
2B – Ashley Herrera, Schutt Hurricanes
3B – Danielle Kamnaka, Schutt Hurricanes (7-15, .467)
SS – Gabrielle Rendon, Storm USA
OF – Courtney Fossatti, Schutt Hurricanes (7-15, .467)
OF – Donna McLean, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Jamie Dacey, Storm USA
UTIL – Callie Piper, Stratford Brakettes
UTIL – Stephanie Best, Stratford Brakettes
UTIL – Randi Berg, Schutt Hurricanes (7-15, .467)
UTIL – Candice Baker, Schutt Hurricanes


P – Christine Doyle, Storm USA
P – Tammy Nielson, Carbondale Cougars
P –  Stephanie VanBrakle, Stratford Brakettes
C – Suzy Brazney, Schutt Hurricanes
1B – Lindsay Fossatti, Schutt Hurricanes
2B – Lindsay Pickering, Carbondale Cougars
3B – Jessica Merchant, Stratford Brakettes
SS – Jennifer Doehring, Carbondale Cougars
OF – Teri Rooney, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Courtney Lewis, Storm USA
OF – Bridget Fournie, St. Louis Saints
OF – Andrea Williams, Carbondale Cougars
UTIL – Staci Ramsey, Bama Blast
UTIL – Jennifer Mahoney, Storm USA
UTIL – Kerry Farrell, Storm USA


1. Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, CT (4-0)
2. Storm USA, Lake Forest, CA (3-2)
3. Carbondale Cougars, Carbondale, IL (2-2)
4. Schutt Hurricanes, Burbank, CA (2-2)
5t. Bama Blast, Auburn, AL (1-2)
5t. St. Louis Saints, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
7. Allentown Patriots, Allentown, PA (0-2)

L-R, top row – Coach Patti Fernandes, Scorer Steve Pavlich, Frankie Spruce, Donna McLean, Meghan Doonan, Jess Merchant, Callie Piper, Stephanie Best, Megan Biddle, Erica Sobel, Stephanie VanBrakle, GM Bob Baird and Manager John Stratton. Bottom row – Killian Roessner, Amanda Jensen, Michelle Green, Ellen Sarosy, Teri Rooney, Kristine Botto and Jen Pawol.

2004 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2004 held at ASA Hall of Fame Softball complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion – Team Synergy, Kissimmee, FL (East)
Runner up – Mountain Top/Worth, Marysville, WA (West)

  • MVP – Rich Gulash, Team Synergy (13-18, .722, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Dal Beggs, Team Synergy – (15-21, .739, 21 RBI, 13 Runs) – 8 HR
  • Batting Leader – Kevin Gillot, Mt Top (16-19, 9 RBI, 13 Runs) – .842

2004 ASA A East Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals – held at Dothan, Alabama on September 3-6.

Champion – Team Synergy, Kissimmee, Florida
Runner Up – Watanabe, West Harrison, Indiana

  • MVP – Nate Johnson, Team Synergy
  • Batting Champion – Brian Wegman, Watanabe (.765, 12 HR, 32 RBI)
  • HR Champion – Chris Chilton, Team Synergy


P – Johnny Dykes, Team Synergy
C – Vern Hensley, Watanabe
IF – Rich Gulash, Team Synergy
IF – Brian Wegman, Watanabe
IF – Dal Beggs, Team Synergy
IF – Tom Ellis, Watanabe
OF – Chris Chilton, Team Synergy
OF – Richard White, Bingo Long/Worth
OF – Nate Johnson, Team Synergy
OF – Ryan Smith, Creative Stucco
UT – Chad Bragg, Team Synergy
UT – Brian Goins, Watanabe
UT – Chad Durick, Team Synergy
UT – Jose Santiago, Team Synergy
UT – J.C. Batista, Team Synergy


P – Tommy Sherman, Bingo Long/Worth
C – Wes Campbell, Bingo Long/Worth
IF – Brad Jones, Watanabe
IF – Kevin Johnson, Bingo Long/Worth
IF – Rob Loneborg, Creative Stucco
OF – Brooks Bryan, Bingo Long/Worth
OF – John Dutch, Aubrey’s/TPS
OF – Kyle Cowart, Aubrey’s/TPS
OF – Ryan Robbins, Watanabe
UT – Rocky Ford, Bingo Long/Worth
UT – Doug Cullen, Uniflora
UT – Shawn Snow, Aubrey’s/TPS
UT – Chan Perry, Uniflora
UT – Tim Linson, Creative Stucco


1. Team Synergy, Kissimmee, FL (5-0)
2. Watanabe, West Harrison, IN (5-2)
3. Bingo Long/Worth, Jackson, MS (4-2)
4. Creative Stucco, Columbus, OH (3-2)
5t. Aubrey’s/TPS, Savannah, GA (3-2)
5t. Uniflora, Dothan, AL (3-2)
7t. Alpine Mortgage, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
7t. Terry’s, North Wilkesboro, NC (2-2)
9t. McNair Sports, Cadis, KY (2-2)
9t. Barwick/Big Fogg, Tallahassee, FL (1-2)
9t. Berardis/TPS, Mt. Washington, KY (1-2)
9t. Berties/Old Schoo,l Brownsville, KY (1-2)
13t. Northwest Pipe, Brighton, MI (1-2)
13t. Riverside/TPS, Mt. Washington, KY (0-2)
13t. All Navy, Pensacola, FL (0-2)
13t. SCB/Denelex, Lake Grove, NY (0-2)
17t. Astros, Dothan, AL (0-2)

2004 ASA A West Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals – held at Killeen, Texas on September 3-6.

Champion – Mountain Top/Worth, Marysville, Washington
Runner Up – Long Haul/Miken, Caledonia, Minnesota

  • MVP – Greg Hartwick, Mountain Top/Worth
  • Batting Champion – Clay Bazille, All Star Plumbing
  • HR Champion – Larry Cross, Texas Miken


P – Brad Augedahl Long Haul/Miken
C – Vince Bisbee Mountain Top/Worth
1B – Sean McDonald, Mountain Top/Worth
2B – Eric Klug, Long Haul/Miken
3B – Dale Roe, Mountain Top/Worth
SS – Adam Peterson, Long Haul/Miken
OF – Todd Williams, All Star Plumbing
OF – Steve Graves, Texas Miken
OF – Randy King, Long Haul/Miken
OF – Ricky Robbins, Mountain Top/Worth
UT – Doug Terry, Texas Miken
UT – Clay Bazille, All Star Plumbing
UT – Nick Sailor, T’s 13
UT – Brian Higginbothan, Mountain Top/Worth
UT – Chad Augedahl Long Haul/Miken


P – Ralph Hodgdon, All Star Plumbing
C – Tony Hansen, Long Haul/Miken
1B -Bob Vaneram, Deery Bros/R&M
2B – Trey Palacol, All Star Plumbing
3B – Jeff Lutt, T’s 13
SS – Brent Willham, Mountain Top/Worth
OF – Bobby Wardan, T’s 13
OF – Larry Cross, Texas Miken
OF – Mike Tisdale, Texas Miken
OF – Bo Tjebben, T’s 13
UT – Brad Frost, Deery Bros/R&M
UT – Dave Feather, Texas Miken
UT – Wade Casey, Mountain Top/Worth
UT – Tom Meuhlenkemp, Long Haul/Miken
UT – Eric Wiley, All Star Plumbing


1. Mountain Top/Worth, Marysville, WA (5-0)
2. Long Haul/Miken, Caledonia, MN (3-2)
3. All Star Plumbing, Lawton, OK (3-2)
4. Texas Miken, Houston, TX (3-2)
5t. T’s 13 Omaha, NE (2-2)
5t. Deery Bros/R&M, Waterloo, IA (2-2)
7t. Abbey Printing/Spurs, Buda, TX (1-2)
7t. Sherman Roofing/TCS, Colbert, OK (0-2)
9t. Legends Mizuno, Tulsa, OK (1-2)
9t. Laservision, Lufkin, TX (0-2)
9t. Killeen Stars, Killeen, TX (0-2)

2004 ASA Men’s (9) Modified Pitch Nationals

2004 held at Lakeland, Florida on October 8-10.

Champion – Patsy’s, Massapequa, New York
Runner Up – Coffee Corner Flyers, Newton, Massachusetts

  • MVP – Darren Rea, Patsy’s
  • Batting Champion – Jeff Durr, Legends
  • HR Champion – Jose Taveras, Coffee Corner Flyers


P – Darren Rea, Patsy’s
P – Stephen Mathers, Team Budweiser
P – Ryan Brand, Coffee Corner Flyers
C – Frank DeGroat, Patsy’s
1B – Trent Rubley, DCS
2B – Dave Lancelotti, Patsy’s
3B – Londy Rodriquez, Patsy’s
SS – Javi Colon, Legends
OF – Jeff Durr, Legends
OF – Louie Jogler, Patsy’s
OF – Jose Taveras, Coffee Corner Flyers
OF – Scott Hyland, Coffee Corner Flyers
OF – Derek Pukash, Patsy’s
UTIL – Mike Hoadley, Coffee Corner Flyers
UTIL – K.C. Kirkpatrick, Team Budweiser


P – Rob Scheller, Patsy’s
P – Rex McQueen, Legends
P – Dewey Dyck, DCS
C – Kevin DeCosta, Legends
1B – Mike Culver, Team Budweiser
2B – Billy McDonald, Coffee Corner Flyers
3B – Steve Platt, Patsy’s
SS – Jesus Ametller, Ammer/Sugar Kings
OF – Chad Busch, Patsy’s
OF – Eric Williamson, Team Budweiser
OF – Dave Lohman, Gartner
OF – Mike Hargrove, Legends
UTIL – Scott Robbins, Coffee Corner Flyers
UTIL – Barry Kahler, DCS
UTIL – Franklyn Irizarri, Dual Temp


1. Patsy’s, Massapequa, NY (4-0)
2. Coffee Corner Flyers, Newton, MA (4-2)
3. Team Budweiser, Detroit, MI (2-2)
4. Gartner, Bayshore, NY (2-2)
5t. DCS, Deerfield Beach, FL (2-2)
5t. Legends, East Wareham, MA (2-2)
7t. Dual Temp, Miami, FL (1-2)
7t. Ammer/Sugar Kings, Miami, FL (1-2)
9t. Mickey’s Sled, Midland, MI (0-2)
9t. Trump Softball, Burnt Hills, NY (0-2)

2004 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2004 held at Sanford, Florida on September 18-20.

Champion – U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway, Lafayette, Georgia
Runner Up – Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging, Sandoval, Illinois

  • MVP – Bob Woldyk, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
  • HR Leader – Kenny Briggs, Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton – 8
  • Batting Leader – Alex Lavorico, Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton – .800


P – Justin Atwood, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
C – RJ Howerton, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway (9-14, .643, 6 HR, 19 RBI)
1B – Bob Woldyk, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway (10-18, .556, 6 HR)
2B – Denny Crine, Kluever’s/B&J Logging (12-20, .600, 7 HR, 20 RBI)
3B – Dal Beggs, Team Synergy
OF – Andre Newhouse, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
OF – Kenny Briggs, Benfield/Alesium (12-17, .706, 8 HR, 18 RBI)
OF – Dexter Avery, U.S. Armed Forces (4 HR, 9 RBI in one game)
OF – Rick Valdez, Bell Corp/Doc’s
UTIL – J.C. Phelps, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
UTIL – Alex Lavorico, Benfield/Alesium (12-15, .800, 5 HR, 9 RBI)
UTIL – Wendell Rickard, Kluever’s/B&J Logging (4 HR, 8 RBI)
UTIL – Jeff Wallace, Benfield/Alesium
UTIL – Brian Wooten, Synergy
UTIL – Chad Bragg, Synergy


P – Billy Messina, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
C – Cherylton McRae, U.S. Armed Forces
1B – Rex Schwartz, U.S. Armed Forces
2B – Chris Butler, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
3B – Joel Ramos, Bell Corp/Doc’s
SS – Lee Diaz, U.S. Armed Forces
OF – Tim Baldwin, U.S. Armed Forces
OF – Wayne Habermehl, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
OF – Travis Matthews, Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton
OF – Scott Janack, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
UTIL – Chris Chilton, Synergy
UTIL – Bobby Barrett, U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway
UTIL – Troy Summerfield, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
UTIL – Jeff Ott, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging
UTIL – Jim Thurman, Bell Corp/Doc’s
UTIL – Dean Schmidt, Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging


1. U.S. Vinyl/Z-Wear/Meridian/Subway, Lafayette, GA (4-0)
2. Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging, Metamora, IL (3-2)
3. Team Synergy/Easton, Orlando, FL (2-2)
4. Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton, Columbus, OH (2-2)
5t. Bell Corp/Doc’s/Easton, Tampa, FL (1-2)
5t. U.S. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (1-2)
7t. Watanabe/New/K&G/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
7t. Westshore Pizza/T&R Stucco, Tampa, FL (0-2)


Team Synergy and U.S. Vinyl advanced to Saturday’s winners’ bracket finals of the ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch National Championship here at the Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium with a pair of wins Friday.

Team Synergy had to come-from-behind in both of its wins. It needed a dramatic two-run, two-out homer in the bottom of the seventh to edge Watanabe/New/K&G; of Cincinnati, OH in its opener, 13-11, then fell behind 14-2 against Benfield/Alesium before exploding for 14 runs on 15 hits in the fourth inning to take the lead and win 25-22.

Benfield/Alesium, which won its first game against defending champion Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging, gave it a gallant effort in its loss to Team Synergy. It trailed by eight runs entering the seventh inning and scored five times to cut the game’s final margin to three.

Outfielder Ken Briggs’ three-run homer in the seventh reduced the game to its final margin and it was one of five homers he smashed in a perfect performance, driving in 12 runs. Benfield, which will play Saturday at 4 p.m., smashed nine homers, one more than Synergy. Catcher Brian Wooten paced the Synergy offense with eight runs batted in on a pair of three-run homers and a two-run single in four at-bats. Chad Durick went 4-for-5, driving in four runs on three singles and a two-run blast in the sixth inning.

While Synergy had to come-from-behind, U.S. Vinyl won both of its games in convincing fashion, run-ruling Westshore/T&R Stucco and Bell Corp/Doc’s in five innings each. In the two games. U.S. Vinyl smashed 18 homers and 42 hits. Catcher R. J. Howerton led the Vinyl offense in the second game hitting three homers in four at-bats to bring across six runs after driving in five runs in the first game.

Bell Corp/Doc’s, which will play the winner of the Watanabe-Kluever’s game at 2 p.m. Saturday, managed only six hits and failed to score in four of the five innings against U.S. Vinyl.

Other losers’ bracket games Saturday are at 10 a.m. (Armed Forces vs. Westshore/T&R Stucco), 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Each team has a 15 homer limit per game with 71 homers hit in the first six games. Vinyl and Benfield lead with 18 each followed by Synergy with 12.

U.S. Vinyl 16, Bell Corp/Doc’s 4

U.S. Vinyl 810 61 — 16 16 2
Bell Corp/Doc’s 040 00 — 4 6 0

Team Synergy 25 Benfield/Alesium 22

Benfield/Alesium 284 0 1 25 — 22 24 1
Team Synergy 002 14 5 4x — 25 29 1

Team Synergy 13 Watanabe/New/K&G 11

In the opening game of the championship, Team Synergy/Easton of Orlando, FL pulled out a 13-11 win a against Watanabe/New/K&G; of Cincinnati, OH on a two out, two-run homer by Rich Gulash in the bottom of the seventh inning. Synergy trailed 11-10 entering the seventh, then tied the game on Johnny Dykes’ RBI single, setting the stage for Gulash’s game-winning roundtripper over the left field fence. Gulash was hitless in two previous at-bats with a walk prior to the seventh inning. Gulash’s homer was one of four hit by the winners. Watanabe smashed five homers with Brian Wegman and Tom Ellis having two each. Dykes was 3-for-4 including a three-run homer in the third inning and had four runs batted in.

Watanabe 200 313 2 – 11 15 1
Team Synergy 214 012 3 — 13 15 0

Benfield/Alesium 16 Kluever’s Snap-On 9

Holding a two-run edge after three innings, 2003 runner-up Benfield/Alesium of Fairfax, VA scored seven times in the fifth inning to spark a 16-9 win over defending champion Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging of Metamora, ILL. All of the runs in the fifth came on homers by Jeff Wallace, Jamey Bare and Justin Valentin. The winners hit nine homers compared to six for the losers. Denny Crine drove in five of Kluever’sSnap-On runs with a three-run homer in the first and a two-run smash in the fifth inning. Alex Lavorico was 3-for-3 for Benfield, driving in three runs on a solo homer in the first and a two-run blast in the third. Wallace drove in four runs with a pair of two-run homers and Kenny Briggs brought home another three runs with a 3-for-4 performance with a two-run homer in the first and a solo blast in the sixth.

Kluever’s Snap-on/B&J; Loggin 501 020 1- 9 14 1
Benfield/Alesium 404 071 x-16 17 2

Bell Corp/Doc’s 16 USA Armed Forces 12

After batting to a 10-10 tie through three innings, Bell Corp/Doc’s of Tampa, FL outscored the USA Armed Forces of Washington, DC 6-2 in the next two innings for a 16-12 win in Friday’s third of six games at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. Steven Lynn had a two-run single in the fourth and Scott King’s two-out grand slam was the big blow for Bell Corp in a four-run fifth inning. The Armed Forces went scoreless in the fourth and fifth innings before scoring its final pair of runs in the sixth inning on pinch hitter Randy Wilhide’s two-run single. Rex Schwartz drove in four runs for the Armed Forces with a three-run homer in the first and a triple in the second inning. Bell Corp and the Armed Forces each hit four homers in the game.

USA Armed Forces 811 002 0 – 12 15 1
Bell Corp/Doc’s 811 240 x – 16 14 2

U.S. Vinyl 27 Westshore/T&R Stucco 9

In the first run rule game of the championship U.S. Vinyl of Houston, TX topped Westshore/T&R Stucco of Sarasota, FL, 27-9, hitting 11 homers in the five inning game. Eleven of the runs came in the first inning on nine hits. Vinyl finished the game with 11 homers, while Westshore had three. Three Vinyl players, J. D. Genter, R. J. Howerton and Chris Butler, accounted for 15 of the runs with five RBI apiece. Genter hit three homers and Howerton and Butler had a pair each. Oscar Shipley accounted for five of the Westshore runs with three hits, including a pair of two-run homers.

U.S. Vinyl 115 0 47 — 27 26 1
Westshore/T&R Stucco 2 2 2 03 — 9


It wasn’t the high scoring game some people might have expected. U.S. Vinyl, however, of Houston, TX did what it had to do to advance to the championship round of the ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch National Championship with a 10-5 win over Team Synergy of Orlando, FL Saturday at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. Vinyl, which averaged 21.5 runs in its first two wins, will play in Sunday’s 11 a.m. championship against the loser’s bracket winner after handing Synergy its first loss after scoring 38 runs in winning its first two games before being sent to the loser’s bracket.

The loser’s bracket final is scheduled Sunday morning at 9 with Team Synergy facing Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging. Synergy took an early 1-0 lead before falling behind 4-1. It closed the margin to within one run with three runs in the fifth inning. Vinyl, however, scored three times in the bottom of the fifth inning on a solo homer by Wally Woldyk, an RBI single by Jeff McGavin and an outfield error to increase the deficit to four runs. Synergy cut the margin to three on Nate Johnson’s RBI single in the sixth inning, but Woldyk’s two-run homer with two out in the bottom half of the inning upped the deficit to the game’s final margin. Synergy went down in order in the top of the seventh as Vinyl guaranteed itself of winning no less than $6,000 (second place).

The championship team will receive $10,000 with the third-place finisher getting $4,000 and the fourth-place finisher $2,500.00. Earlier in the tournament, U.S. Vinyl received a $1,000 check from ASA President E.T. Colvin for accumulating the most points (290) in ASA Major qualifiers held throughout the U.S. Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging of Metamora, Ill., trailed Vinyl in the points race (185) also received a check for $1,000 from President Colvin.

Woldyk led the Vinyl offense with three hits in four at-bats and catcher R. J. Howerton added a single and a two-run homer in three trips to the plate. His homer was his sixth of the championship. Vinyl had three homers in the game after hitting 18 in its first two games. Synergy didn’t hit any homers in the contest. Synergy’s Chris Chilton had two singles in four at-bats to drive in three runs. Johnson and Chad Bragg each had RBI singles to account for the other Synergy runs.

Team Synergy 100 031 0 – 5 12 2
U.S. Vinyl 040 132 x — 10 13 1

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 22 Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton 10

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging (3-1) advanced to Sunday morning’s losers’ bracket final by eliminating Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton Saturday, 20-10. Benfield jumped out to a 10- 7 lead before Kluever’sscored five runs in the bottom of the second to take command of the game. After scoring in the first two innings, Benfield was blanked in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Kluever’s was blanked in the third but tallied six runs in the fourth and twice in the fifth to pull away. Kluever’shad eight hits in the fourth inning.

The loss eliminated Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton, which finished fourth and won $2,500 spliting four games. The win advanced Kluever’sSnap-On /B&J Logging to Sunday’s losers’ bracket final at 9 a.m. against Team Synergy. Kluever’s smacked nine homers while Benfield hit six homers. J.C. Phelps had three solo homers and a single and Denny Crinehad four RBI (4-for-4) with a three-run homer in the second and a solo shot in the fifth for the winners. Kenny Briggs had a pair of homers, driving in three runs as did teammate Jamey Bare with a three-run roundtripper in the first inning. Benfield got 12 of its 14 hits the first two innings.

Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton 550 000 – 10 14 1
Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 750 622 – 22 28 0

Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton 22 USA Armed Forces 11

Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton increased its record to two wins in three games by eliminating the USA Armed Forces 22-11 io the losers’ bracket Saturday. The loss was the second for the Armed Forces, (1-2), the fourth team eliminated from the original eight-team field. After falling behind 5-3, Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Esaton went ahead by one by scoring three runs in the third inning. B.J. Fulk smashed a solo homer and Alex Lavorico a two-run round tripper to put Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton in the lead. Benfield increased its lead to eight runs by scoring seven times on six hits in the fourth inning. The Armed Forces got a run back in the bottom half of the inning but Benfield/Alesium scored four times in the fifth inning to increase its lead to 11. All of the runs in the fifth inning came on homers by Kenny Briggs, B.J. Fulk and Rafael Robledo. Benfield/Alesium added two more in the sixth before the Armed Forces came back with three runs in the sixth inning on a solo homer by Randy Wilhide and a two-run shot by Tony Patrick. Alex Lavorico went five-for-five for the winners, driving in six runs with three homers and two singles.Each team hit seven homers.

Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton 033 742 3–22 25 2
USA Armed Forces 500 103 2–11 16 5

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 4 Bell Corp/Doc’s 1

Wendell Rickard and Denny Crine accounted for all the runs as Kluever’sSnap-On/B&J Logging eliminated Bell Corp/Doc’s of Tampa, FL from the championship in the lowest scoring game of the championship. Rickard had solo homers in the fourth and sixth innings and Crine also had a two-run blast in the fourth to give Kluever’s its second win in a row after an opening game loss. The third team eliminated from the championship, Bell Corp (1-2) managed only seven hits in the game. Jim Thurman’s solo homer in the third inning with one out accounted for Bell Corp’s only run. In the fifth Bell Corp’s first two batters, Mike Linton and Mike Zerbe, singled, but the next three batters were retired in order. Bell Corp left seven base runners on base. With the win, Kluever’s can finish no worse than fourth, which is worth $2,500.00.

Bell Corp/Doc’s 001 000 0 – 1 7 0
Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 000 301 x – 4 6 2

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 22 Watanabe/New/K&G 0

Defending champion Kluever’s Snap-On /B&J Logging of Metamora, Ill. kept its hopes alive of repeating by eliminating Watanabe/New/K&G; of Cincinnati, OH, 22-0 in the first of six games Saturday at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. Watanabe was winless in two games. It was the third run-rule game of the championship as Kluever’s hit nine homers and pounded out 20 hits in winning its first game after losing its tourney opener. Outfielder Denny Crine drove in seven runs with three homers and a single in a perfect performance and Wendell Rickard brought across six runs for the winners, hitting a two-run shot and a grand slam. Vern Hensley had two of Watanabe’s four hits with a pair of singles.

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 44 110 3 — 22 20 0
Watanabe/New/K&G; 00 00 0 — 0 4 0

USA Armed Forces 23 Westshore Pizza/T&R Stucco 10

With left fielder Dexter Avery hitting four of his team’s 10 homers to account for nine runs, the USA Armed Forces of Washington, D.C. evened its record in two games in eliminating Westshore Pizza/T& R Stucco of Sarasota, FL from the eight-team field. Westshore was winless in two games in becoming the second team eliminated from the double-elimination championship. Westshore pulled to within four runs after five innings before the Armed Forces put the game on ice with a nine-run sixth inning, which was highlighted by Avery’s grand slam homer. It was one of 11 hits the Armed Forces had in the inning. The Armed Forces smashed 11 homers to three for Westshore. Mike Chambless had three hits for Westshore, including a solo homer in the third inning.

Armed Forces 331 349 – 23 27 2
Westshore Pizza/T&R Stucco 102 430 – 10 13 1

Losers’ bracket final

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 11 Team Synergy 7

Defending champ Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging advanced to the championship game by eliminating Team Synergy of Orlando, FL Sunday morning in winning its fourth straight game after an opening game 16-9 loss to Benfield Alesium of Fairfax, VA. Kluever’s scored five runs to open the game but Synergy tied the game in the second inning on Dal Beggs’ two-run single up the middle, scoring Damon Marlette and Brian Wooten. J.C. Batista, Wooten and Rich Gulash had the other RBI in the inning. Gulash hit a solo homer with one out to score the first Synergy run. Kluever’s, however, broke the tie in the top of the fourth on Jeff Ott’s second homer of the game. Ott’s first homer was a grand slam in the five-run Kluever’s Snap-On first inning. The first Kluever’s run scored when Dean Schmidt walked with the bases loaded. In the fourth, Synergy tied the game at 6-all on J.C. Batista’s sacrifice fly, then went ahead on Beggs’ RBI second RBI of the game. The lead didn’t last long, however, as Kluever’s went ahead by two runs with three runs in the top of the fifth inning on Shaun Watson’s two-run homer and a solo blast by J.C. Phelps, his sixth of the tournament. Kluever’s added two insurance runs in the seventh on Denny Crine’s two-homer—his seventh of the tournament and fifth for Kluever’s. Synergy had only one homer. Synergy finished third (2-2) and received a check from ASA President E.T. Colvin for $4,000 following the game.

Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging/Polster 500 130 2 –11 14 2
Team Synergy 050 200 0 – 7 11 1


First baseman Bobby (Wally) Woldyk had only one hit in Sunday’s championship game of the ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch National Championship at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. But it was the one U.S. Vinyl of Houston, TX needed for insurance to win its first ASA Major national title, beating defending champion Kluever’s Snap-On/BJ Logging of Metamora, Ill., 13-8, in eight innings. In four previous trips to the plate Woldyk, who was named tourney MVP, was hitless. Before entering the batter’s box in the eighth, he asked his teammates for some advice. “Guys, I am hitless. What should I do?” Woldyk said. They told him to do what he does best and “blow it out of here.” And he did, sending the ball over the left center field (370 feet plus) fence for a one-out grand slam to give his team a seven-run cushion entering the bottom of the eighth inning.

Before Woldyk unloaded for his sixth homer of the championship, three runs scored on RBI singles by Jeff McGavin, Chris Butler and Billy Barrett, giving Vinyl an 9-6 lead. In the bottom of the eighth, Kluever’s Snap-On, which had won four games in a row before losing for a second time, reduced the game to its final margin on Shaun Watson’s two-run homer with Wendell Rickard aboard. Rickard singled to open the inning against winning pitcher Billy Messina.

The next two batters, J.C. Phelps and Denny Crine, grounded out before Jeff Ott doubled to keep Kluever’s hopes alive of repeating as national champion. But Dean Schmidt flied out to left field to end the game, giving Vinyl its first ASA Major Slow Pitch Championship. Besides being the first ASA Major title for the team, it was the initial one for manager Bryant Grant.” We had 11 different guys all playing as one,” said Grant, who praised Vinyl sponsor Steve McCloud.” We certainly appreciated what he did for us this year. I just wish he could have been here to witness this.” Unfortunately, McCloud couldn’t attend because his daughter has some health problems and he needed to be with his family. The game was tied twice (five all and six all) before Vinyl broke the game open in the eighth in the tournament’s first extra inning game. After Vinyl scored a pair in the first on Andre Newhouse’s two-run homer, Kluever’s tallied five in the bottom of the first. Vinyl, however, tied the game at 5-all with three runs in the second inning on RBI singles by Butler and J.D. Genter and a sacrifice fly by Woldyk. But Vinyl broke the tie in the top of third on McGavin’s RBI single, scoring Newhouse who had singled to start the inning. Dean Schmidt of Kluever’s homered to lead off the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 6-all. Vinyl didn’t score in the fourth and fifth innings. Kluever’s was blanked in the bottom of the fifth, sixth innings and seventh innings. Vinyl got a pinch runner to second base in the seventh inning, but he was picked off to end the inning. In the eighth, outfielder Newhouse doubled to left to start the inning. Catcher R.J. Howerton was intentionally walked and McGavin singled to right, scoring Newhouse. Butler singled to score Howerton before Scott Janak flew out to right field for the first out. Barrett’s RBI single brought home McGavin with the third run of the inning, setting the stage for Woldyk’s grand slam. Newhouse (3-for-4,single, double and homer, two RBI), and McGavin (3-for-4, two singles and a double) led the Vinyl offense. For Kluever’s, Troy Summerfield had a pair of singles and walked in his other at-bat. Watson also had a single to go along with his homer in the eighth inning and Rickard had two singles in four trips to the plate. Each team hit two homers in the championship game. Beside winning its first ASA national title, Vinyl received a $10,000 check from ASA President E.T. Colvin for first place. Second place was worth $6,000 to Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J; Loggging, which received the check also from President Colvin. Kenny Briggs of Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton led the tourney in homers (9) and will receive $500.00 from the ASA. Leading hitter was Alex Lavorico of Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Easton (.800).

U.S. Vinyl 231 000 07 -13 17 0
Kluever’s Snap-On/B&J Logging 500 100 02 – 8 13 1

2004 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2004 held at Burlington, North Carolina on September 3-6.

Champion –  Warriors Softball Club, Burlington, North Carolina
Runner Up – Bonnell’s DeMarini, Erie, Pennsylvania

  • MVP – Bobby Greene, Warriors Softball Club
  • HR Champion – Daniel Pruitt, Warriors Softball Club
  • Batting Champion – Jeff Locke, Lakeway Sports


P – Bobby Greene, Warriors Softball Club
P – Ken Menale, Bonnell’s Demarini
C – Jimmy Smith, Warriors Softball Club
1B – Jeff Benedict, Bonnell’s Demarini
2B – Gabe Beltran, Bonnell’s Demarini
SS – Jason Fulmer, Bonnell’s Demarini
OF – Chris Bowling, Warriors Softball Club
OF – Ryan Nietupski, Bonnell’s Demarini
OF – Mike Canda, Frank & Forster
OF – Daniel Pruitt, Warriors Softball Club
UTIL – Mike Martin, Lakeway Sports
UTIL – Johnny Brandel, Frank & Forster
UTIL – Paul Wagner, Dillinger’s Worth
UTIL – Chris Graves, Warriors Softball Club
UTIL – Jeff Locke, Lakeway Sports


P – Ben Waller, Lakeway Sports
P – David Kwaiser, Frank & Forster
P – Steve Karas, Phoenix Softball Club
C – Frank Rodriguez, Bonnell’s Demarini
2B – Mike Fracassi, Bonnell’s Demarini
3B – Kevin Helton, Lakeway Sports
SS – Joseph Rocha, Frank & Forster
OF – Ricky Sanders, Warriors Softball Club
OF – Jim Corbett, Dillinger’s Worth
OF – Brooks Marzka, Bonnell’s Demarini
OF – Tom Bonlander, Dillinger’s Worth
UTIL – Shannon Shultz, Lakeway Sports
UTIL – Steve O’Conner, Phoenix Softball Club
UTIL – Rob Benick, Phoenix Softball Club
UTIL – Tyrone Atwater, Warriors Softball Club


1. Warriors Softball Club, Chapel Hill, NC (5-0)
2. Bonnell’s DeMarini, Erie, PA (4-2)
3. Lakeway Sports, Morristown, TN (4-2)
4. Phoenix Softball Club, Plymouth, MI (3-2)
5t. Dillinger’s Worth, Fond du Lac, WI (2-2)
5t. Frank & Forster, Saginaw, MI (2-2)
7t. Atlanta Storm, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
7t. John Ange Attorney At Law Rebels, Port Huron, MI (1-2)
9t. Carolina Septic Service, Chapel Hill, NC (0-2)
9t. Durham Speedboys, Durham, NC (0-2)
9t. Fort Apache Dodgers, Bronx, NY (0-2)
9t. Red Onion, Otter River, MA (0-2)