Category: ASA

2002 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2002 held at St. Joseph, Missouri on July 31-August 4.

Champion – Frontier Players Casino, St. Joseph, Missouri
Runner Up – Farm Tavern, Madison, Wisconsin

For the third year in a row, the St. Joseph Casino Players captured the ASA men’s crown. As the Los Angeles Lakers can tell you, “three-peat” is no easy feat. Behind the great pitching of Michael White, the Frontier Players Casino sent The Farm Tavern to the loser’s bracket, 6-3 Saturday afternoon. It was not long, however, before the Farm eliminated third place Fedlock Falcons, 8-0, and returned to the championship game.

With that momentum, the Farm staked their pitchers to a 4-0 lead. St. Joseph’s fought back to tie the game 4-4 in the 7th, on an RBI single by tournament MVP Mike Dryer. Kerry Shaw then delivered the big blow, a 2 run, game winning homer for all the marbles. Paul Alger was the losing pitcher for the Farm.

Frontier Players Casino was known as Meierhoffer’s in 2000.

  • MVP – Mike Dryer, Frontier Players Casino
  • Batting Leader – Terry Boetsma, Midland Explorers – .500
  • Batting Leader – Mike Dryer, Frontier – .500
  • Batting Leader – Blake Miller, Farm Tavern – .500
  • HR Leader – Robert Bush, Farm Tavern (7 RBI) – 4
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Jody Hennigar, Fedlock Falcons


P – Doug Gillis, Explorers (4-2, 42 IP, 1 shutout)
P – Michael White, Frontier Players Casino (3-0)
P – Paul Algar, Farm Tavern (4-2, 2 shutouts)
C – Terry Boetsma, Midland Explorers (9-18)
1B – Mike Dryer, Frontier Players Casino (8-16, .500, 1 HR)
2B – Ken Coles, Fedlock Falcons
3B – Todd Budke, Farm Tavern
SS – Kerry Shaw, Frontier Players Casino
OF – Bob Blakley, Harold’s Supermarket
OF – Matt Darling, Lafayette Pub
OF – Charles “Ace” Sauer, Fedlock Falcons
OF – Boomer Brush, Farm Tavern
OF – Gareth Cook, Fedlock Falcons
UTIL – Blake Miller, Farm Tavern (9-18)
UTIL – Doug Middleton, Frontier Players Casino (2-0)
UTIL – Jody Hennigar, Fedlock Falcons (6-0, 37 IP, 48 K, 2 Shutouts)


P – Chris Bigelow, Davenport Heat/Cool
P – Terry Luster, Lafayette Pub
P – Karl Gollan, Fred’s Interiors
C – Curt Martin, Frontier Players Casino
1B – David Stokes, Fedlock Falcons
2B – Steve Horning, Midland Explorers
3B – Frankie Perez, Smokers
SS – Steve Spalt, Fedlock Falcons
OF – Paul Lynch, Farm Tavern
OF – Joe McCall, Davenport Heat/Cool
OF – Nick Needham, Fred’s Interiors
OF – Steve Schucker, Farm Tavern
UTIL – Steve Roberts, Midland Explorers
UTIL – Pete Volk, Midland Explorers
UTIL – Rusty Weaver, Plangger’s Furniture


1. Frontier Players Casino, St. Joseph, MO (5-0)
2. Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (4-2)
3. Fedlock Falcons, Arlington, VA (6-2)
4. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (5-2)
5t. Lafayette Pub, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
5t. Davenport Heat/Cool, Kansas City, MO (2-2)
7t. Fred’s Interiors, Dubuque, IA (2-2)
7t. Smokers, Tampa, FL (2-2)
9t. National Investors, Albany, MO (1-2)
9t. Harold’s Supermarket, Lexington, MO (2-2)
9t. Plangger’s Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (2-2)
9t. Circle Tap, Denmark, WI (1-2)
13t. Dolan & Murphy, Aurora, IL (1-2)
13t. Winterset A’s, Winterset, IA (1-2)
13t. KC Classics, Kansas City, KS (1-2)
13t. Brandt’s Pl. Plains, Springfield, IL (1-2)
17t. Bandits, Pueblo, CO (0-2)
17t. HIS Construction, Houston, TX (0-2)
17t. 51 Classics, Portage, WI (0-2)
17t. Herzog, St. Joseph, MO (0-2)

2002 ASA Girls Gold 18-Under Fast Pitch Nationals

2002 held in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on August 5-11.

Champion – O.C. Batbusters, Santa Ana, California
Runner Up – Smoke, Fullerton, California

In a matchup of Goliaths, it was the unnoticed pitcher who drew the most interest at Arrowhead Park on Sunday.

Lisa Dodd outdueled Alicia Hollowell, the 2002 Gatorade National Player of the Year, in the championship of the ASA 18-and-under Gold Nationals, leading the Anaheim (Calif.) O.C. Batbusters to a 2-0 win over the Fullerton Smoke.

Dodd, a high school senior to be, came within a seventh-inning bunt single of a perfect game to best Fullerton and Hollowell, an ASA All-American last year who will pitch at Arizona next spring.

Candice Baker tripled home Ashley Herrera, who was running for Dodd, with the go-ahead run in the second and scored on Jaisa Ceps’ single one pitch later for all the runs Dodd needed.

The final four teams were all from California. Fullerton won the first Gold title in 1994 as Gordon’s Panthers, and added titles in ’96 and ’98.


P – Summer Tobias, California Cruisers
P – Alicia Hollowell, Smoke
P – Kasi Carroll, Southern Force
C – Haley Woods, California Cruisers
1B – Desiree Williams, Paradise Valley Premier
2B – Anna Beardman, Smoke
3B – Andrea Duran, O.C. Batbusters
SS – Stephanie Churchwell, O.C. Batbusters
OF – Lauren Castle, Louisiana Gold
OF – Megan Cotton, High Intensity
OF – Kristin Vesley, Paradise Valley Premier
OF – Autumn Champion, Smoke
UTIL – Mallorie Lenn, Smoke
UTIL – Lisa Dodd, O.C. Batbusters
UTIL – Lindsey Gerheim, East Cobb Bullets


P – Brooke Mitchell, Louisiana Gold
P – Janet Kearns, East Cobb Bullets
P – Marjorie Johnson, Eagles Gold
C – Leigh Ann Danos, Katy Cruisers
1B – Jackie Rinehart, California Cruisers
2B – Taylr Hollis, Louisiana Gold
3B – Jamie Fox, Louisiana Gold
SS – Lisa Gorzycki, Texas Impact Gold
OF – Adrienne Alo, Smoke
OF – Tara Lindsey, Texas Impact Gold
OF – Lashaun Davis, East Cobb Bullets
OF – Amanda Williams, East Cobb Bullets
UTIL – Melissa Wood, Atlanta Vipers Gold
UTIL – Brittany Vanderink, Mad Dogs
UTIL – Vanessa Iapala, Smoke


1. O.C. Batbusters, Santa Ana, CA (7-0)
2. Smoke, Fullerton, CA (7-2)
3. California Cruisers, La Palma, CA (6-2)
4. Fresno Force Gold, Fresno, CA (6-2)
5t. Atlanta Vipers Gold, Conyers, GA (4-2)
5t. Paradise Valley Premier, Scottsdale, AZ (6-2)
7t. Glacier NW Gold, Vancouver, WA (4-2)
7t. Strike Zone, Hayward, CA (4-2)
9t. High Intensity, Niceville, FL (3-2)
9t. Anaheim Batbusters, Garden Grove, CA (4-2)
9t. East Cobb Bullets, Marietta, GA (6-2)
9t. Louisiana Gold, Lafayette, LA (5-2)
13t. Southern Force, Johnston City, IL (4-2)
13t. Texas Impact Gold, Houston, TX (4-2)
13t. American Pastime Gold, Upland, CA (3-2)
13t. Fear This Softball, Grand Prairie, TX (3-2)
17t. Blazing Angels, Holland, PA (3-2)
17t. Eagles Gold, Tulsa, OK (3-2)
17t. Mad Dogs, Alliance, OH (3-2)
17t. So Cal Athletics, Montclair, CA (3-2)
17t. Gainesville Gold Stevens, Gainesville, FL (2-2)
17t. Katy Cruisers, Katy, TX (2-2)
17t. Lil Saints Gold, Peoria, AZ (2-2)
17t. Plantation Gold, Plantation, FL (2-2)
25t. Amie Stewart’s CA Rebels, Bellflower, CA (2-2)
25t. So Cal Spoilers, Santa Clarita, CA (2-2)
25t. Fighting Irish, Kennesaw, GA (2-2)
25t. Katy Express Gold, Katy, TX (2-2)
25t. KC Shockwaves, Kansas City, MO (2-2)
25t. Mystixx, So. Houston, TX (2-2)
25t. Phoenix Storm Swan, Phoenix, AZ (2-2)
25t. Texas Eclipse Gold, Magnolia, TX (2-2)
33t. Arizona Alleycats, Tucson, AZ (1-2)
33t. Irvine Sting, Irvine, CA (2-2)
33t. Arizona Sun Cats Gold, Mesa, AZ (1-2)
33t. California Choppers, Valencia, CA (1-2)
33t. Gold Jitterbugs, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
33t. Impact Gold, Houston, TX (1-2)
33t. Kansas City Peppers, Olathe, KS (1-2)
33t. Lady Gators Gold, West Palm Beach, FL (1-2)
33t. Louisiana Reflection, Lafayette, LA (1-2)
33t. Oklahoma Twisters, Norman, OK (1-2)
33t. Oregon Panthers Gold, Salem, OR (1-2)
33t. Salinas Storm Gold, Salinas, CA (1-2)
33t. San Diego Co Breakers, Cardiff, CA (1-2)
33t. San Diego Renegades, San Diego, CA (1-2)
33t. Wichita Katz Lemaster, Wichita, KS (1-2)
33t. Wildcats, Salinas, CA (1-2)
49t. California Lite, Rialto, CA (1-2)
49t. Colorado Comets Gold, Broomfield, CO (1-2)
49t. Colorado Legend Gold, Parker, CO (0-2)
49t. Echoes Gold, Omaha, NE (0-2)
49t. Flyers, Louisville, KY (0-2)
49t. Frost Falcons, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
49t. Hot Stuff, Yorba Linda, CA (0-2)
49t. Houston Power Glowacz, Katy, TX (0-2)
49t. Georgia Elite Gold, Douglasville, GA (0-2)
49t. NJ Pride, Newark, NJ (0-2)
49t. NW Buzz, Sammamish, WA (0-2)
49t. Oklahoma Illusion, Broken Arrow, OK (0-2)
49t. TN Outlaws, Columbia, TN (0-2)
49t. Texas High Voltage Gold, Deer Park, TX (0-2)
49t. Washington Ladyhawks Gold, Auburn, WA (0-2)
49t. Worth Firecrackers, San Diego, CA (0-2)
65t. Shamrocks, Vienna, VA (0-2)
65t. Sure Fire, Glendora, CA (0-2)

2001 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2001 held in Phoenix, Arizona at Rose Medford Sports Complex.

Champion – Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, Arizona (16-8)
Runner Up – California Hurricanes, Perris, California

The way Erica Beach sees it, when the Phoenix Storm are having fun, they’re at their best. Saturday night, they were at their best.

“Honestly, out first goal was to have a good time,” Beach said. “We seem to play our best ball when we’re having fun.” The Storm came out of the loser’s bracket to win the Amateur Softball Association Women’s Major Fast itch National Championship for the second straight year, belting the Perris (Calif.) Hurricanes 8-0 in a six-inning, must-win game to force the decision championship game. The Storm won 2-0 in the championship game.

“Our mentality is if we’re going to be out here, we might as well win it all,” Nichole Thompson said. “We did the same thing last year. We lost and then had to win two in a row. So we knew what we had to do. The team that played this morning was not our real team.”

The Hurricanes beat the Storm 2-0 earlier in the day in the double-elimination tournament. Beach of Arizona State (ASU) tossed a two-hit shutout in the must win game. She walked two and struck out four. “Our team has always been a really relaxed team,” Beach said. “It’s kind of one of those things where our bats got on a roll.”

The Storm (16-8) pounded nine hits in the must-win game. Beach, Missy Nixon (ASU) and Katie Swan (ASU) each went 2 for 3 with an RBI in the game as the Storm scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-0 lead. Thompson (ASU) was 1 for 4 with an RBI, and Jennie Finch (University of Arizona) drove in two runs.

In the title game, Thompson singled to right in the third inning with Lauren Bauer (Arizona) and Shelly Musser (Kansas) on base. The ball skirted past the Hurricanes right fielder, allowing both runners to score.

“Once we got runs across, that kind of sealed the deal,” Thompson said. “I knew with our pitching, we could hold ’em.”

Kiera Goerl (UCLA) pitched five innings, allowing one hit to pick up the win in the title game. Lori Harrigan, a U.S. Olympic gold medalist, went 3 2/3 innings, allowing no runs and one hit for the Hurricanes in the championship.

  • MVP – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm
  • HR Leader – Jaime Clark, Team Texas – 2
  • Batting Leader – Veronica Marmatt, East Peoria Avanti’s – .571
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Courtney Scott, Phoenix Storm


P – Kristine Jacobson, California Hurricanes (2-1)
P – Lindsey Chouinard, California Hurricanes (2-1)
P – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm (4-0, 0.33 ERA, came in relief of the 8-0 first final and then started and won the championship game 2-0)
C – Suzy Brazney, California Hurricanes
1B – Germaine Fairchild, Brakettes
2B – Jodi Rathbun, Avantis
3B – Tairia Mims, Phoenix Storm
SS – Jaime Clark, Team Texas
OF – Mackenzie Vandergeest, Team Texas
OF – Keri McCallum, Brakettes
OF – Michelle Gates, Team Texas
OF – Lauren Bauer, Phoenix Storm
UTIL – Nina Lindenberg, Team Texas
UTIL – Natasha Watley, Smoke Worth
UTIL – Veronica Marmitt, Avantis (8-14, .571)


P – Catherine “Cat” Osterman, Brakettes (3-1, 2 Shutouts, 25 IP, 43 K)
P – Crystal Draper, ABCO Marketing
P – Jennie Finch, Phoenix Storm (2-0, 14 IP, 15 K, 2 shutouts, perfect game, gave up only 2 hits)
C – Carmen Farmer, CIGS Twister
1B – Brandi Cross, California Hurricanes
2B – Missy Hixon, Phoenix Storm
3B – Clare Burnum, ABCO Marketing
SS – Kara Brun, Phoenix Storm
OF – Chrissy Buck, CIGS Twister
OF – Sara Jewett, Brakettes
OF – Jodi Chmielewski, ABCO Marketing
OF – Erin Rahn, California Hurricanes
UTIL – Michelle Turner, Smoke Worth
UTIL – Erica Beach, Phoenix Storm (1-1)
UTIL – Cindy Ball, CIGS Twister


P – Leslie Malerich, Brakettes (2-0, 22 IP, 28 K, no hitter)
P – Jenny Gladding, Team Texas
P – Alisha Arnold, Avantis
C – Courtney Scott, Phoenix Storm
1B – Katie Swan, Phoenix Storm
2B – Danielle Proctor, Condors
3B – Kim DePaul, Team Texas
SS – Shawna Feldt, ABCO Marketing
OF – Nichole Thompson, Phoenix Storm
OF – Autumn Champion, Smoke Worth
OF – Cathy Karr, California Hurricanes
OF – Martha Covington, Brakettes
UTIL – Tarrah Beyster, ABCO Marketing
UTIL – Brandy Chavez, California Hurricanes
UTIL – Sandra Durazo, Condors


1. Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, AZ (7-1)
2. California Hurricanes, Perris, CA (4-2)
3. Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-2)
4. ABCO Marketing, Portland, OR (6-2)
5t. Smoke Worth, Los Angeles, CA (3-2)
5t. CIGs Twister, Decatur, IL (3-2)
7t. Team Texas, Houston, TX (2-2)
7t. Avantis, Peoria, IL (2-2)
9t. Condors, Sylmar, CA (2-2)
9t. Worth Firecrackers, San Diego, CA (1-2)
9t. Shilo’s, Los Angeles, CA (1-2)
9t. Majestics, Montclaire, NJ (1-2)
13t. San Jose Strikkers, San Jose, CA (1-2)
13t. Hot Shots, Tempe, AZ (1-2)
13t. St. Louis Saints, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
13t. Michigan, MI (0-2)
17t. Vipers, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
17t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (0-2)
17t. Elite Force, Palos Hills, IL (0-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (0-2)
17t. Celina Sun, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Pekin Lettes, Pekin, IL (0-2)

L-R, top row – Manager John Stratton, Coach Jay Stratton, Scorer Jeff Ellis, Donna McLean, Frankie Spruce, Martha Covington, Leslie Malerich, Cat Osterman, Theresa Hornick, Kellie Wilkerson, Robyn King, Jen Fisher, Patrick Baird, Coach Patti Fernandes, GM Bob Baird. Bottom row – Jen Smith, Erica Sobel, Emily Robustelli, Lea Mishlan, Alicia Smith, Keri McCallum, Sara Jewett, Germaine Fairchild.

2001 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion – T’s 13/Nike, Omaha, NE (West)
Runner Up – Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (East)

This season featured splitting the country into two halves (east and west) with the champions of each tournament going to Oklahoma City for the Hooters Softball Championship Series. In 2001 T’s 13/Nike would defeat Creative Stucco/Easton 3 games to 2.

In the first ever USA Softball National Championship Series, T’s 13 (Omaha, NE) opened up a huge lead after posting big numbers in the second and third innings, scoring 11 and 12 runs, respectively going on to win a decisive game 5 over Creative Stucho/Easton (Columbus, OH). Nick Sailors hit a two-run home run, double, RBI-single and two-run single, while tournament MVP Mike Irvine hit a two-run homer and added a pair of sacrifice flys. Scott Gerdes hit a solo home run, a two-run triple and an RBI-double, Nate Babbit had a three-run HR and two RBI-singles and Brian Holmes hit a two-run blast and a double. Jeff Vercellino and Dana Wendelin each had a home run, Wendelin’s was inside-the-park. Steve Skala drove in two runs with a single and Bobby Worden and Rick Kappius each had an RBI-double.

Tony Sharkins hit a three-run home run, a solo home run and a two-run double for Creative Stucco/Easton. Doug Shanyfelt had a three-run shot, Troy Rawlins a two-run and Jeff Click a solo. Tim Linson drove in a run with a double, while Rob Luneborg and Tom Ellis each had a double.


  • Creative Stucco/Easton 21-26
  • T’s 13/Nike 33-21
  • Creative Stucco/Easton 22-25
  • T’s 13/Nike 26-11
  • T’s 13/Nike 32-13

T’s 13 down 2 games to 1, came back and won the fourth and fifth games behind the power or Mike Irvine. Irvine hot 3 Homers and drove in 9 runs to lead the way for T’s and earn Series MVP honors.

  • Game 1: Creative Stucco hit seven home runs, with the big blast a pinch-hit grand slam from Joe Ausec that broke an 18-18 tie in the bottom of the fifth. Tony Sharkins hit a pair of homers, while Matt Furrey had a home run and a two-run triple. Troy Rawlins hit a two-run HR and a two-run double, while Tim Linson had a three-run blast and Doug Shanyfelt added a solo shot. For T’s 13, Mike Irvine hit two home runs; a three-run and a two-run shot, and a triple. Steve Skala had a two-run HR and Dana Wendelin had a solo HR.
  • Game 2: A 17-run sixth inning pushed T’s 13 to victory. Scott Gerdes had a pair of home runs and a triple while Brian Holmes hit two home runs. Nick Sailors, Mike Irvine, Jeff Vercellino and Chad Merchant all had home runs for T’s and Steve Skala added two doubles. Tim Linson had two HRs for Creative Stucco, while Troy Rawlins, Jay Ross and Gene Paszke had one homer each.
  • Game 3: Creative Stucco hit nine home runs, with Tony Sharkins and Doug Shanyfelt hitting two each. Troy Rawlins, Matt Furrey, Tom Ellis, Tim Linson and Gene Paszke hit one HR each. T’s 13 got home runs from Mike Irvine, Jeff Vercellino, Scott Gerdes, Bobby Worden, Brent Mogenson and Steve Skala.
  • Game 4: Mike Irvine hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and had six RBI for T’s 13. Nick Sailors was 4-for-4 with a home run, Brian Holmes was 3-for-3 with a home run and Nate Babbit and Rick Kappius each had a HR and three RBI. Tony Sharkins was 3-for-3 with a solo home run for Creative Stucco, while Tim Linson also had three hits and Tom Ellis had a home run and two runs driven in.
  • Game 5: T’s 13 posted big numbers in the second and third innings, scoring 11 and 12 runs, respectively. Nick Sailors hit a two-run home run, double, RBI-single and two-run single, while tournament MVP Mike Irvine hit a two-run homer and added a pair of sacrifice flys. Scott Gerdes hit a solo home run, a two-run triple and an RBI-double, Nate Babbit had a three-run HR and two RBI-singles and Brian Holmes hit a two-run blast and a double Jeff Vercellino and Dana Wendelin each had a HR, Wendelin’s was inside-the-park, Steve Skala drove in two runs with a single and Bobby Worden and Rick Kappius each had an RBI-double. Tony Sharkins hit a three-run home run, a solo home run and a two-run double for Creative Stucco/Easton. Doug Shanyfelt had a three-run shot, Troy Rawlins a two-run and Jeff Click a solo. Tim Linson an RBI double, while Rob Luneborg and Tom Ellis each had a double.

  • MVP – Mike Irvine, T’s 13/Nike (7 HRs, 17 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Mike Irvine, T’s – 7
  • HR Leader – Tony Sharkins, Creative Stucco (12 RBI) – 7
  • Batting Leader – Mike Irvine, T’s

2001 ASA A East Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals – held at Dothan, Alabama on August 31 – September 3.

Champion – Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH
Runner Up – Paramount Builders/Worth, Virginia Beach, VA

  • MVP – Doug Shanyfelt, Creative Stucco/Easton
  • Batting Champion – Tracy Watson (17-20) – .850
  • Batting Champion – Derek Oliver, Paramount Builders (34-40, 24 HR) – .850
  • HR Champion – Derek Oliver, Paramount Builders/Worth (34-40, .850) – 24


P – Doug Shanyfelt, Creative Stucco/Easton
C – Derek Oliver, Paramount Builders/Worth
1B – Roy Jarman, Paramount Builders/Worth
2B – Tim Linson, Creative Stucco/Easton
3B – Gene Paszke, Creative Stucco/Easton
SS – Randy Romagna, Paramount Builders/Worth
OF – Matt Furrey, Creative Stucco/Easton
OF – Rob Luneborg, Creative Stucco/Easton
OF – Reggie Brown, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
UTIL – Jerry Reynolds, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
UTIL – Tim Smith, Paramount Builders/Worth
UTIL – Robert Lane, Perkins Roofing/TPS
UTIL – Brad Jones, Perkins Roofing/TPS
UTIL – Charlie Brown, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
UTIL – David Allen, Paramount Builders/Worth


P – Bruce Matzdorf, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
1B – Jason Wagner, C&M Sporting Goods
2B – John Steele, Perkins Roofing/TPS
3B – Mike Miller, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
SS – Dave Soult, Perkins Roofing/TPS
OF – Shane Buteaux, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
OF – Sean Mullins, Perkins Roofing/TPS
OF – Mike Much, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
OF – Kevin Atwood, Perkins Roofing/TPS
UTIL – Tim Lee, C&M Sporting Goods
UTIL – Travis Matthews, Paramount Builders/Worth
UTIL – Larry White, Paramount Builders/Worth
UTIL – Rick Terrill, Berardi’s/TPS
UTIL – Rob Roop, Central Paving
UTIL – Drew Judah, C&M Sporting Goods


P – John Kotzelnick, Central Paving
C – Shawn Brandenburg, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
1B – Steve Spille, Perkins Roofing/TPS
2B – Ron Vogedes, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
3B – Raymond Moscoe, Berardi’s/TPS
SS – Jeff Click, Creative Stucco/Easton
OF – Billow Harvey, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
OF – Brad Bennett, Central Paving
OF – Shawn Harkins, Berardi’s/TPS
OF – Steve Laney, C&M Sporting Goods
UTIL – Lee Trotter, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
UTIL – Tom Ellis, Creative Stucco/Easton
UTIL – Pete Tourek, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
UTIL – Shawn Settle, Berardi’s/TPS
UTIL – Rob Wagers, Central Paving


1. Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (6-0)
2. Paramount Builders/Worth, Virginia Beach, VA (8-2)
3. Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney, Bradenton, FL (4-2)
4. Perkins Roofing/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
5t. C&M Sporting Goods, Dothan, AL (3-2)
5t. Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS, Milwaukee, WI (6-2)
7t. Berardi’s/TPS, Lexington, KY (3-2)
7t. Central Paving, Carmel, IN (3-2)
9t. SCB/Denelex, Lake Grove, NY (3-2)
9t. Chief Transport, Benton, AR (2-2)
9t. EMR/Worth Softball, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
9t. Riverside/TPS, Louisville, KY (3-2)
13t. Lighthouse Baptist, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
13t. MS/Worth, Jackson, MS (3-2)
13t. Florida Heat/Nave Plbg/Joe Blacks/Worth, Sanibel, FL (2-2)
13t. Team Mizuno, Ft. Pierce, FL (2-2)
17t. Aubrey’s TPS, Savannah, GA (1-2)
17t. Bridges Sportsbar, Griffith, IN (1-2)
17t. Elza Construction, London, KY (1-2)
17t. Las Vegas Funjet/TPS, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
17t. Reynolds Concrete/Fish Net, Panama City, FL (1-2)
17t. L&L Painting/TPS, Prattvile, AL (1-2)
17t. Smokes/Abs/Joe Corbis/TPS, Elliott City, MD (1-2)
17t. Worth/Sports Star, Louisville, KY (1-2)
25t. Kluever’s Snap-On/Easton, Metamora, IL (0-2)
25t. Team/South Dixie, Etown, KY (0-2)
25t. Diamond Sports, Gainsville, GA (0-2)
25t. J.W. Construction, Riverdale, GA (0-2)
25t. W.W. Gay/TPS, Gainesville, FL (0-2)
25t. Team A-H, West Carolton, OH (0-2)
25t. Jonesboro/TPS, Kingsport, TN (0-2)
25t. Viggiani Plumbing, Toms River, NJ (0-2)
33t. Bradlock/Tailgaters, Hagerstown, MD (0-2)
33t. Tommy Currid Investments, Milton, FL (0-2)

2001 ASA A West Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals – held at McAllen, Texas on August 31-September 2.

Champion – T’s 13/Nike, Omaha, NE
Runner Up – Quick Roofing/Advanced, Texarkana, TX

  • MVP – Bobby Worden, T’s 13/Nike
  • HR Leaders – Wade Casey, Quick Roofing – 9
  • HR Leaders – John Glidewell, Quick Roofing – 9
  • HR Leaders – Rob Gundry, Quick Roofing – 9
  • Batting Leader – Frankie Kubenka, Quick Roofing/Advanced Softball – .811


  • P – Paul Sinnett, T’s 13
  • C – Soctt Gerdes, T’s 13
  • 1B – Vince Bisbee, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • 2B – Jeff Vercellino, T’s 13
  • 3B – Shawn Watson, Phonemasters/TPS
  • SS – Wade Casey, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • OF – Mike Irving, T’s 13
  • OF – Tim Kluner, Phonemasters/TPS
  • OF – Bobby Wordon, T’s 13
  • OF – Wayne Habermehl, Phonemasters/TPS
  • UTIL – Terry Fowler, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • UTIL – James King, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • UTIL – Kevin Rasmussen, T’s 13
  • UTIL – Frankie Kubenka, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • UTIL – Paul Sheppard, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike


  • P – Troy Summerfield, Phonemasters/TPS
  • C – John Glidewell, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • 1B – Tuffy Martinez, McAllen Diablos/Lopez Tires
  • 2B – Danny Eagan, Phonemasters/TPS
  • 3B – Jeff Lutt, T’s 13
  • SS – Brian Arnold, Hooters/Easton/B & B
  • OF – Rob Gundry, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • OF – Kirk Swain, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • OF – Matt Valenzuela, McAllen Diablos/Lopez Tires
  • OF – Mike Kunz, Phonemasters/TPS
  • UTIL – Scott Nichols, Hooters/Easton/B & B
  • UTIL – Dana Wendelin, T’s 13
  • UTIL – Brady Arview, Phonemasters/TPS
  • UTIL – Louie Miller, Phonemasters/TPS
  • UTIL – Jeff Turtle, Hooters/Easton/B & B


1. T’s 13/NIKE Omaha, NE (5-0)
2. Quick Roofing/Advanced, Texarkana, TX (4-2)
3. Phonemasters/TPS, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
4. Hooters/Easton/B&B, Kansas City, KS (3-2)
5t. McAllen Diablos/Lopez Tires, McAllen, TX (2-2)
5t. Deery Bros/Gold’s/Easton, Waterloo, IA (1-2)
7t. Team RIPP, McAllen, TX (1-2)
7t. TPS NW, Everett, WA (1-2)
9t. The Mob, Angleton, TX (0-2)
9t. Reds/J&J/Fairweather/Worth, Kent, WA (0-2)
9t. Ten Bear Construction/CAI, Lawton, OK (0-2)

2001 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Auburn, Alabama.

Champion: Shooters/Nike, Orlando, Florida
Runner Up: Kinder Sharks Cincinnati, Ohio

This was the last Major National that the 3rd place Lakerettes of Pennsylvania played in. They finished 3rd with a 1-2 record. Starting in 2002, they played in the Women’s 35 & Over Division only and they won the 35+ Nationals from 2002 through 2004. They also won the 35+ from 1999 through 2001, playing both Major and 35+ Nationals.

  • MVP – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters/Nike
  • Batting Leaders – Lisa Lines, Shooters/Nike
  • Batting Leaders – Anna Clements, Shooters/Nike
  • Home Run Leader – Shirley Snell, Kinder Sharks


  • P – Theresa Hunt, Shooters/Nike
  • C – Marie Pesch, Kinder Sharks
  • 1B – Shannon Ellingsworth, Kinder Sharks
  • 2B – Kim Dean, Shooters/Nike
  • 3B – Shirley Simmons Snell, Kinder Sharks
  • SS – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters/Nike
  • OF – Anna Clements, Shooters/Nike
  • OF – Lisa Lines, Shooters/Nike
  • OF – Diane Hatch, Shooters/Nike
  • OF – Lynnie France, Kinder Sharks
  • UT – Teresa Shepard, Kinder Sharks
  • UT – Mary Jane Ranz, Kinder Sharks
  • UT – Shawanda Moye, Kinder Sharks
  • UT – Jamie Sheriff, Shooters/Nike
  • UT – Kim King, Shooters/Nike


1. Shooters/Nike, Orlando, FL (3-1)
2. Kinder Sharks, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
3. Lakerettes, Conneaut Lake, PA (1-2)
4. Lady Zapp, Atlanta, GA (0-2)

2001 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Sanford Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Florida.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • MVP – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS
  • HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS – 7
  • Batting Leader – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS – .929
  • Outstanding Offensive Player Award  – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS


P – Andy Purcell, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (6-11, .545, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 4 Runs)
C – Hank Garris, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (10-19, .526, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
1B – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (13-17, .765, 7 HR, 11 RBI, 11 Runs)
2B – Rusty Bumgardner, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (11-19, .579, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 8 Runs)
SS – John Mello, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (7-13, .538, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 9 Runs)
3B – Mike Shenk, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (10-18, .556, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 9 Runs)
MI – Todd Martin, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (11-18, .611, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 10 Runs)
OF – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (13-14, .929, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 9 Runs) – also walked 7 times making him 20-21 for an on base percentage of .953.
OF – Jason Kendrick, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (7-11, .636, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 11 Runs)
EH – Jimmy Powers, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (9-11, .818, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 8 Runs)
UTIL – Randall Boone, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (8-17, .471, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
UTIL – Albert Davis, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
UTIL – Randy Kortokrax, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
UTIL – Greg Harding, Team Mizuno


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


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

2001 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Lawton, Oklahoma on August 23-26.

Champion – New Construction, Shelbyville, Indiana
Runner Up – K&G Sports/Mercer/TPS/Backman, North Vernon, Indiana

  • MVP – Rick Baker, Mercer’s/K&G/Bike/Miller/TPS
  • HR Leader – Alex Lavorico, Pov’s/Walser Chevy/Reebock/TPS – 10
  • Batting Leader – Rick Baker, Mercer’s/K&G/Bike/Miller/ TPS – .838
  • Outstanding Offensive Player – Rick Baker, Mercer’s/K&G


P – Larry Huff, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
C – Brian Goins, New Construction
1B – Jerold Smith, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
2B – Otis Barnes, New Construction
3B – Vern Hensley, New Construction
SS – Dennis Buis, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
OF – Alex Lavorico, Pov’s/Walser/TPS/Reebok
OF – Rick Baker, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman (31-27, .838)
OF – Kevin Breckenridge, New Construction
OF – Rick Meyer, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
UTIL – Bob Fischer, Pov’s/Walser/TPS/Reebok
UTIL – Scott King, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
UTIL – Judson Jackson, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
UTIL – Monty McCory, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
UTIL – Mo Moss, New Construction


P – Randy Lucas, New Construction
C – Keith Brockman, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
1B – Mike Steffe, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
2B – Brian Garrett, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
3B – Rusty Hoke, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
SS – Richie Aliotti, Pov’s/Walser/TPS/Reebok
OF – Fred Johnson, Strike Zone/Worth
OF – James Dovzak, Houston Merchants
OF – Tony Henry, New Construction
OF – Larry Wert, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
UTIL – Todd Tapper, Armed Forces Softball
UTIL – Brad Hurst, Armed Forces Softball
UTIL – Will O’Neal, Strike Zone/Worth
UTIL – Jason Sterling, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
UTIL – Rodney Falls, New Construction


1. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (5-0)
2. K&G Sports/Mercer/TPS, Backman North Vernon, IN (4-2)
3. Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton, College Station, TX (3-2)
4. Pov’s/Walser/TPS/Reebok, St. Paul, MN (4-2)
5t. Houston Merchants, Houston, TX (2-2)
5t. Strike Zone/Worth, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
7t. Armed Forces, Fort Hood, TX (2-2)
7t. Sledgehammers/Stars, Lawton, OK (1-2)
9t. Helton, Coalgate, OK (0-2)
9t. Jackies Outlaws Two, Lawton, OK (1-2)
9t. Sheppard Senators, Wichita Falls, TX (1-2)
9t. Skipworth Plumbing, Iowa Park, TX (0-2)
13t. Mangum Outlaws, Mangum, OK (0-2)
13t. Lawton/Altus Connection, Lawton, OK (0-2)

2001 ASA Men’s (9) Major Modified Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Spokane, Washington on August 31-September 3.

Champion – Matarazzo Seadogs, Boston, Massachusetts
Runner Up – Brymile, Spokane, Washington

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A


P – Rob Scheller, Matarazzo Seadogs
C – Dave Rypien, Brymile
1B – Chris Wright, Matarazzo Seadogs
2B – Dan Schafer, Brymile
3B – Rich Cordani, Matarazzo Seadogs
SS – Marwin Llanos, Matarazzo Seadogs
OF – Mike Peterson, Brymile
OF – Pat Fischer, Coors Lite
OF – Ed Poirier, Matarazzo Seadogs
OF – Ronnie Tallent, Matarazzo Seadogs
UTIL – Ken Russell, Zappone
UTIL – Carl Clark, Coors Lite
UTIL – Cris Coffield, Brymile


P – Mark Gatlin, Coors Lite
P – Wade Liberty, Brymile
C – Sam Chimienti, Coors Lite
1B – Don Santos, Brymile
2B – Luis Lopez, Matarazzo Seadogs
3B – Joe Chimienti, Coors Lite
SS – Kurt Krauth, Brymile
OF – Mark Arland, Brymile
OF – Tim Peterson, Brymile
OF – Danny Ekasala, Matarazzo Seadogs
OF – Rod Taylor, Zappone
UTIL – Tim Rypien, Brymile
UTIL – Steve Price, Matarazzo Seadogs
UTIL – Mike Ehrgott, Coors Lite


1. Matarazzo Seadogs, Boston, MA (4-0)
2. Brymile, Spokane, WA (2-2)
3. Coors Lite, Spokane, WA (2-2)
4. Zappone, Spokane, WA (0-2)
5t. Grinders, Spokane, WA (0-2)

2001 ASA Men’s (9) A Modified Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Midland, Michigan on August 30-September 3.

Champion –  Skyliner’s, Pompton, New Jersey
Runner Up – Globe Softball, Red Bank, New Jersey

  • MVP – Pat McClinton, Skyliner’s
  • Batting Champion – David Antinassio, Highlander
  • Batting Champion – Joe Johnston, Secory Flyers
  • HR Champion – Evan Carlson, Globe Softball
  • HR Champion – Chad McConnell, L&P Tree Service


P – Pat McClinton, Skyliner’s
P – Ted Rorick, Trump Softball
P – Greg Heydet, Globe Softball
C – Frank DeGroat, Skyliner’s
1B – Robert Calderon, Globe Softball
2B – Troy Dean, Secory Flyers
3B – Steve Platt, Skyliner’s
SS – Joe Saccomanno, Skyliner’s
OF – Joe Johnston, Secory Flyers
OF – Joel Platt, Skyliner’s
OF – Reggie Barrau, Globe Softball
OF – Evan Carlson, Globe Softball
UTIL – John Hook, Skyliner’s
UTIL – Paul Lietzau, Heimey’s Place
UTIL – David Antinassio, Highlander


P – Chris McAuliffe, Secory Flyers
P – Tim Wabbe, Hollywood Sports Complex
C – Peter Lynch, Globe Softball
1B – David Simon, Trump Softball
2B – Curt White, Team Budweiser
3B – Derek Foti, Trump Softball
SS – Joe Berube, Ocean Glass
OF – Matt Quandt, Secory Flyers
OF – John Hayen, Trump Softball
OF – Bob Ash, Skyliner’s
OF – Ernie Onesti, Globe Softball
UTIL – Jim Fitzpatrick, Skyliner’s
UTIL – Pat Lynch, Globe Softball
UTIL – Jack Walsh, Highlander


P – Jerry Beyersdorf, Coppen’s Brigade
P – Dean Martin, Heimey’s Place
P – David Lewis, Ocean Glass
C – Ryan Mullins, Secory Flyers
1B – Roger Beedon, Secory Flyers
2B – Jimmy Maddox, Team Budweiser
3B – Bob Coons, Hollywood Sports Complex
SS – AJ Wetzel, Secory Flyers
OF – Jeff Monahan, Hollywood Sports Complex
OF – Scott Oeffling, Hollywood Sports Complex
OF – Mike Losa, Coppen’s Brigade
OF – Juan Polonco, Cardinals
UTIL – Mark Houghtaling, Trump Softball
UTIL – Steve Mosarak, S.B. Heating Rebels
UTIL – Derek Wolfe, Team Budweiser


1. Skyliner’s, Pompton, NJ (7-0)
2. Globe Softball, Red Bank, NJ (5-2)
3. Secory Flyers, Port Huron, MI (5-2)
4. Trump Softball, Burnt Hills, NY (6-2)
5t. Budweiser, Greensboro, MD (3-2)
5t. Hollywood Sports Complex, Hollywood, MN (5-2)
7t. Ocean Glass, Billerica, MA (4-2)
7t. Team Budweiser, Plymouth, MI (4-2)
9t. Heimey’s Place, New Germany, MN (4-2)
9t. S.B. Heating Rebels, Port Huron, MI (3-2)
9t. Cardinals, Framingham, MA (2-2)
9t. Blue Water Oil, Port Huron, MI (4-2)
13t. Sign Depot, Saginaw, MI (2-2)
13t. Highlander, West Islip, NY (3-2)
13t. L&P Tree Service, Stanton Island, NY (3-2)
13t. Coppen’s Brigade, Midland, MI (3-2)
17t. Gartner, Long Island, NY (3-2)
17t. Don F Rio, Brooklyn, NY (2-2)
17t. Mickey’s Legends, East Wareham, ME (2-2)
17t. Lakeway Sports, Bean Station, TN (2-2)
17t. Chapel Hill Warriors, Chapel Hill, NC (1-2)
17t. Tool Shed, Staten Island, NY (2-2)
17t. Bailey Insurance, Midland, MI (1-2)
17t. Silver Dollar Ball Team, Antigo, WI (1-2)
25t. Ewald’s/Junction/Baywood, Saginaw, MI (1-2)
25t. Easton Steel, Easton, MD (0-2)
25t. Warack Trucking, Saginaw, MI (0-2)
25t. Westminister Chiropractic, Westminister, MA (0-2)
25t. J.F.G. Enterprises, Saginaw, MI (2-2)
25t. Fran Gard Properties, Cedar Rapids, IA (1-2)
25t. Boichot Concrete, Lansing, MI (0-2)
25t. Rick’s Auto Body, Midland, MI (0-2)
33t. Adco Sports, Stanton Island, NY (0-2)
33t. Bonita’s Cosmos, Hector, MN (0-2)
33t. Common Wealth Maintenance Softball, North Billeria, MA (0-2)
33t. Midland Storm, Midland, MI (0-2)
33t. Wheatly Trucking, Baltimore, MD (0-2)
33t. Bennett Trucking, Oxford, ME (1-2)
33t. C.A.R.S./Grand Slam, Millsboro, DE (0-2)
33t. Coker, Formally Jimmy Dean, Obion, TN (0-2)
33t. Servinski Sod Service, Midland, MI (0-2)
33t. Stinger’s, Woodstock, GA (0-2)

2001 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Meadville, Pennsylvania on August 31-September 3.

Champion –  Bonnell’s, Erie, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – Kat’s, Binghamton, New York

  • MVP – Erik Wegelin, Bonnell’s
  • HR Champion – Oren Baughman, Hartland Homes
  • Batting Champion – Ken Menale, Bonnell’s


P – Ken Menale, Bonnell’s
P – Art Barnes, Bonnell’s
P – Rick Beers, Kat’s
C – Mike Anson, Pip’s
1B – Todd Bonlander, Dillinger’s
2B – Paul Wagner, Dillinger’s
3B – Erik Wegelin, Bonnell’s
SS – Natie Perez, Bonnell’s
OF – Bill Brozowski, Valente’s
OF – Oren Baughman, Hartland Homes
OF – Bob Juchno, Jr., Bonnell’s
OF – Mark Roedl, Dillinger’s
UTIL – Tom Bonlander, Dillinger’s
UTIL – Rob Bennett, Kat’s
UTIL – Mike Baburka, Kat’s


P – Todd Albrecht, Dillinger’s
P – Rick Eaton, Bett’s
P – Sean O’Bryan, Valente’s
C – Jon Sitler, Bett’s
1B – Mike Hotaling, Pip’s
2B – Chris Yost, Bett’s
3B – Rusty Kryzanowski, Dillinger’s
SS – Jason Rafalski, Bett’s
OF – Jason Fulmer, Hartland Homes
OF – Jeff Benedict, Bonnell’s
OF – Brooks Marzka, Valente’s
OF – Dan Barnes, Kat’s
UTIL – Brian Eckman, Hartland Homes
UTIL – Wayne Dolittle, Kat’s
UTIL – Mike Smith, Hartland Homes


1. Bonnell’s, Erie, PA (5-0)
2. Kat’s, Binghamton, NY (4-2)
3. Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, WI (5-2)
4. Valente’s, Albany, NY (5-2)
5t. Pip’s, Troy, NY (2-2)
5t. Hartland Homes, Franklin, PA (4-2)
7t. Giddy Up, Lincoln University, PA (2-2)
7t. Bett’s, Warren, PA (3-2)
9t. Auntie Anne’s, Parkesburg, PA (2-2)
9t. Uzzie’s, Saxonburg, PA (2-2)
9t. Coach’s Sports Bar, Erie, PA (2-2)
9t. Task King, Livonia, MI (1-2)
13t. Carriage City, Franklin, PA (1-2)
13t. Star Grill, Saxonburg, PA (0-2)
13t. Los Rocios, Boston, MA (1-2)
13t. Fast Pax, Saginaw, MI (0-2)
17t. Michigan Indians, Plymouth, MI (0-2)
17t. Grace & Todd, Sandy Lake, PA (0-2)
17t. DSM, Sharon, PA (1-2)
17t. Hub Ticket, Boston, MA (0-2)
17t. Preditors, Petrolia, PA (0-2)