Category: Gordie Heagle

Gordie Heagle

His Message Board he started back in 2000 I still the place to go to find out what is going on in the Softball World. Thanks to Dale “DW” Weiser for maintaining it and keeping Gordie’s memory alive.

Old Scout Message Board – http://members3.boardhost.com/TheOldScout/

Hi! I would like to introduce myself to the softball world, who haven’t met me, or know me. My name is Gordie Heagle and I was born and raised in Phoenix, New York, and moved to the North Syracuse area in my freshman year. I attended North Syracuse High School, and played football, basketball, baseball and also played hockey. I have been married 38 years to my wonderful wife Joan, my childhood sweetheart. We have three daughters Colleen, Kathleen and Maureen and nine grandchildren one of which is Taylor Gordon Sheridan, our angel, who we lost to a 2-year battle to childhood cancer, Neuroblastoma at 2 1/2 years old. My oldest, daughter Colleen is married Jeff Wallace. Jeff has been in our family since he was 16 years old living next door to us for a few years and I watched him play baseball in high school. He was a very talented player.

After high school, I played semi-pro baseball in the old N.Y. State League I then formed my own team in 1964 and ran that for two years. In 1966, I took some of the players that played for me on my baseball team and started playing softball in the local leagues. That’s when my love for the game started to grow. I continued to play softball through my life, right up to today where I play in a senior softball league in Daytona Beach, Florida, where I reside in the winter months. As well as playing the game, I also had interest in umpiring from time to time. In 1984, I purchased a night club facility with 15 acres of land, where we built two softball fields. We ran weekly leagues and many weekend tournaments. I brought in many entertainers over the years such as, Rick Nelson, Dell Shannon, The Belmont’s, Bo Didley and had one Major outside concert on the ball fields with Ray Charles and Martha Reeves and the Vandelas. I also promoted and put on professional wrestling at our facility and also other places.

In 1987 to 1990, I put together one of the best softball teams, that ever came out of the Central New York area. The name of the team was called A.F. Pristera’s out of Utica, New York. I used six players from the Syracuse area which included, Jeff Wallace, his brother David Wallace and six players from the Utica area. We did not play any NIT Tournaments we just played in money tournaments every weekend. This team in a three-year span played forty-eight tournaments and won forty-six of them earning over $40,000.00 in prize money. After disbanding this team, I put together a Class A team and got a Louisville Slugger bat contract and began to play all over the country in Major A, AA tournaments. We played for two years with my goal being to expose Jeff Wallace around the country to other teams. You can see it paid off for Jeff as he was picked up by PACE out of Rochester, New York a very good AA team. Jeff was able to go to two USSSA World Series, the rest is history. I also watched Brett Helmer over the years playing against him in local tournaments I made a big mistake myself by not picking Brett up. Take a look where Brett Helmer is today.

Here’s a little story about my own personal life. I worked twenty years at the Nine Mile Plant II Nuclear Power Plant, in Oswego, New York and retired in 1984. I spent eight years as an on-ice official in professional hockey. I worked in the old Eastern Pro-League and also worked some American Hockey League games, did some NHL exhibition games and had the privilege to work in 1974 the Russian Hockey Team that played in Syracuse, New York in an exhibition game. One of my biggest thrills was working a game with Montreal Canadian Toronto Maple Leaf’s old timers hockey leagues. Another thrill was attending the AHL training camp for the officials in being instructed by one of the games great legends Boston Bruin’s defenseman Eddie Shore. Probably the greatest thrill for me in hockey was doing a clinic with the greatest of them all, Detroit Red Wing Gordie Howe. I’ve always been an avid sport fan enjoyed attending all sporting events. Over the years I have attended twelve Baseball World Series, eleven Super Bowls, fifteen Stanley Cup Playoff Finals, two Heavy Weight Champion Fights and the Sugar Ray Leonard-Roberto Durand fight in Olympic Stadium in Montreal.


THIS WAS THE LAST SOFTBALL REPORT GORDIE DID FOR HIS OLD SCOUT WEBSITE

I will close by saying it’s been a wonderful ride being the Old Scout all these years. I’ve met some great people over the years, and I’ll never forget any of you. I’ve had a lot of critics over the years. I’ve had some people who didn’t agree with me, but I can tell you all I had much more that did. I can also say I did it my way, and that is why my website was very good with millions of hits over the years. I told the whole story whether you liked it or not. I want to wish all my readers good luck in your life and enjoy the great game of softball. To all my critics when I pass, I hope they bury me upside down so you can kiss my ass, ha ha Bobby Knight. I do plan on writing a column once in awhile on the new board. And as always, I’ll sign off by saying this time there will be no more next time, goodbye the Old Scout.

P.S I want to thank some very special people who helped me through the years: Richard Howard, John Daniels, Travis Resmondo, Dan Smith, Ed Menosse, Pat Dalsanders, Jerry Backman, Jeff Hague, Greg Blackburn, Woody Bell, Dave Neall, Bill Taylor, Mike Glascock, Hank Bassett, Jackie Hayes, Mike Cunningham, Carlie LaRoche, Cheeze, Pat Kehoe and Gene from Pace, but most of all my website readers, all the bigtime players who I got to watch play and know, thanks for all the memories. Also, to all the sponsors I got to know, the bat manufacturer reps., a special thank you to Steve Dimitry, you’re the best, and also a very very special thank you to my good friend Bubba Tatum, you are a class act. I may have left out some, but I won’t forget you all.

The Old Scout…


Sad to say but all good things come to an end, Gordie Heagle passed away on January 7, 2013 after being in failing health for 18 months. He will always be remembered by all who had the pleasure of meeting him and getting to know him.  RIP Gordie. Here is the obituary for Gordie L. Heagle.


In Memory of
Gordon L. Heagle (1944 – 2013)
January 7, 2013

Gordon L. Heagle, 68, a resident of Oswego passed away on Monday, at home following a lengthy illness.  Very special thanks and appreciation to University hospital for their compassionate care of Gordie these last 18 months.  Gordon was born November 11, 1944 in Fulton. He is the son of Leon and Lillian (Stoutenger) Heagle. He attended Phoenix and North Syracuse schools. He worked and retired from Local Laborers Union #214, Oswego during the construction of Nine Mile Point, unit 2.

Gordon will always be remembered for his hockey days as a linesman for the Syracuse Blazers in the early 1970’s, and also for many years traveling the country with the World Softball Association and his many years playing softball at Hopkins Road and Senior Softball during his retirement years in Daytona Beach, Florida. He created “Gordies Double Play” softball complex and entertainment venue in addition to authoring “The Old Scout” web site dedicated to softball coverage at a national level, following several years of playing and coaching in various leagues in Central New York.

Gordon was a loving husband,father, Papa and great-grandfather. He leaves behind his devoted wife of nearly 50 years, Joan M. (Pfeiffer) Heagle. Gordie is also survived by his three daughters; Colleen Wallace of Phoenix, and Kathy Sheridan (Keith) of Oswego, and Maureen (Mickey) Haney (Terry) of Phoenix.

Gordon is also survived by eight grandchildren; Erica Ward (Dan), Hope and Brooke Wallace, Brett, Alexis and Zach Sheridan and Paige and Connor Haney. He was pre-deceased by grandson Taylor Gordon Sheridan in 1996. Gordon also is survived by three great grandsons Jacob and Hunter Ward and Landon Wallace. Gordon is also survived by two brothers, Ted Heagle (Marilyn) of Corning NY, Leon Heagle (Sue) Heagle of Parish, NY and sister Linda Heagle of Florida. He is predeceased by his parents Leon Heagle and Lillian Stoutenger, also predeceased by a brother Elwin (Bucky) Heagle. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to Make A Wish in honor of our wonderful grandson, Taylor Gordon Sheridan who passed away from Neuroblastoma in back in 1996.

2004 Old Scout Rankings

  1. Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton, San Jose, CA  (U-1, N-2)                                    53-7
  2. Resmondo/Taylor Bros/K&H Investments, Columbus, OH  (U-3, N-1)                                        43-12
  3. US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear, Lafayette, LA  (U-2, N-3, A-M-1, W-M-2, S-A-1)            74-27
  4. Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton, Fairfield, VA (U-5, A-M-4, N-AA-13, W-M-1, S-A-2) 51-22
  5. Team Synergy/Easton, Orlando, FL (U-5, A-M-3, N-AA-4, I-A-1, U-A-7, A-A-E-1, A-A-1)      55-25
  6. Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno, Sandoval, IL (U-9, A-M-2, N-AA-1, W-M-3)
  7. Aubreys/TPS, Savannah, GA  (U-13, N-AA-2, W-M-5, I-A-4, U-A-2, A-A-E-2, S-A-3)
  8. Mountain Top/Worth, Marysville, WA  (U-A-4, I-A-9, A-A-W-1, A-A-2)
  9. Bell Corp/Docs/Easton, Tampa, FL  (U-7, N-4, A-M-4, I-A-2, U-A-5)
  10. Creative Stucco/TPS, Reynoldsburg, OH (N-AA-5, N-A-3, U-A-1, A-A-E-4)
  11. Alpine Mortgage/Diamond/Easton, Middletown, OH (U-4, N-AA-5, N-A-2, U-A-9, A-A-E-7)
  12. Tacoma Dodge/Easton, Puyallup, WA (U-13, I-A-5, N-A-1, U-A-9)
  13. O&S Cattle/Mathesons/Povs/Mizuno, South St. Paul, MN (U-17, N-AA-3, N-A-9, U-A-3)
  14. GulfCoast/Easton, Sarasota, FL (U-13, W-M-9, I-A-7, U-A-13)
  15. L&L Paint/Alabama Brick/TPS, Prattville, AL (N-AA-7, W-M-4, I-A-3)
  16. Watanabe/New/K&G/Tiny Town/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (A-M-7, N-AA-9, N-A-4, A-A-E-2)
  17. Uniflora/Higgs Properties/Worth, Green Cove, FL (U-9, I-A-9, U-A-13, A-E-5)
  18. Terry’s/TPS, North Wilkesboro, NC (U-A-17, A-A-E-7)
  19. Sunnyvale/America/Worth/T’s 13/Mizuno, Kent, WA (U-7, U-A-13, A-A-W-5, W-M-9)
  20. Pace/TPS Softball Club, Rochester, NY (U-13, U-A-5)
  21. Berardis/Tek Serve/TPS, Lexington, KY (N-AA-12, W-M-7, N-A-7, A-A-E-9)
  22. Northwest Pipe/Bud Light/Easton, Brighton, MI (U-A-7, A-A-E-7)
  23. Long Haul/Miken, Albertville, MN (W-M-9, A-A-W-2)
  24. GatorLine/Dobbs & Fox/NW Climate/TPS, Kent, WA (U-17, U-A-17)
  25. LaserVision/Easton/3N2, Greenfield, MA (I-B-1, U-B-4, N-B-7)

Note: No ASA, ISA or WSL Supers were held and  No Super teams (Resmondo and Smith) were allowed to play ASA Major, WSL Major or ISA-A

2000 Home Run Frequency Leaders

RANK PLAYER NAME TEAM NAME AB PA HR FREQ.
1 Garris, Hank Team TPS 444 490 228 1.947
2 Carter, Larry Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 400 434 198 2.020
3 Nevitt, Dewayne BellCorp/Easton 402 440 184 2.185
4 Craven, Steve Sunbelt Softball Club 290 305 131 2.214
5 Wallace, Jeff Team TPS 433 481 195 2.221
6 Bumgardner, Rusty Team TPS 453 501 203 2.232
7 Rose, Carl Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 400 435 173 2.312
8 Rickard, Wendell Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 374 425 161 2.323
9 McCraw, Johnnie Sunbelt Softball Club 340 360 145 2.345
10 Powers, Jimmy Sunbelt Softball Club 296 325 122 2.426
11 Fredieu, Larry Sunbelt Softball Club 310 331 127 2.441
12 Krause, Howie Hague/Resmondo/TPS 277 310 113 2.451
13 Hall, Jeff Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 363 417 148 2.453
14 White, Tom Hague/Resmondo/TPS 258 289 104 2.481
15 Kortokrax, Randy BellCorp/Easton 350 384 140 2.500
16 King, Scott BellCorp/Easton 281 295 110 2.555
17 Brannon, Paul Hague/Resmondo/TPS 345 360 135 2.556
18 Boone, Randell Team TPS 362 430 140 2.586
19 Mendoza, Dennis Sunbelt Softball Club 339 376 131 2.588
20 Martin, Todd Team TPS 436 467 168 2.595
21 Schuck, Dan BellCorp/Easton 350 387 132 2.652
22 Hughes, Rod Long Haul/TPS 393 433 147 2.673
23 Brockman, Keith BellCorp/Easton 322 349 120 2.683
24 Shenk, Mike Team TPS 397 437 144 2.757
25 Williams, Derrick Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 389 421 140 2.779
26 Ott, Jeff Long Haul/TPS 455 502 162 2.809
27 Helmer, Brett BellCorp/Easton 364 444 129 2.822
28 Cowart, Ray Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 286 315 101 2.832
29 Fisher, Bob Long Haul/TPS 370 402 127 2.913
30 Oliver, Derek Sunbelt Softball Club 309 348 105 2.943
31 Powers, Tot Sunbelt Softball Club 254 294 86 2.953
32 Devine, Jimmy Team TPS 348 381 116 3.000
33 Hightower, Britt Sunbelt Softball Club 315 331 105 3.000
34 Kissane, Doug Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 339 379 112 3.027
35 Lavorico, Alex Long Haul/TPS 412 450 136 3.029
36 Joerling, Todd BellCorp/Easton 380 418 118 3.220
37 Cocco, Tim BellCorp/Easton 351 367 107 3.280
38 Briggs, Kenny BellCorp/Easton 296 323 90 3.289
39 Schleede, Rob BellCorp/Easton 320 361 97 3.299
40 Harding, Greg Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 288 306 84 3.429
41 Hood, David Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 304 337 88 3.455
42 McColman, Mike Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 294 333 83 3.542
43 Campbell, Wes Long Haul/TPS 313 351 87 3.598
44 Kendrick, Jason Team TPS 360 402 100 3.600
45 Mello, John Team TPS 310 371 86 3.605
46 Rodriguez, Mike Hague/Resmondo/TPS 268 284 74 3.622
47 James, Ronnie Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 294 326 81 3.630
48 Foley, Joe Hague/Resmondo/TPS 251 279 69 3.638
49 Byrd, Billy BellCorp/Easton 306 337 83 3.687
50 Higginbotham, Robin Team TPS 316 343 83 3.807
51 Linson, Tim Hague/Resmondo/TPS 299 343 78 3.833
52 Jackson, Judson Hague/Resmondo/TPS 303 329 77 3.935
53 O’Hara, Kris Long Haul/TPS 413 474 104 3.971
54 Bindi, Guido Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 281 308 70 4.014
55 Volkers, Todd Long Haul/TPS 386 460 96 4.021
56 Purcell, Andy Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 321 351 77 4.169
57 DuBose, Shane BellCorp/Easton 341 402 80 4.263
58 Turner, Dennis Hague/Resmondo/TPS 264 296 60 4.400
59 Beggs, Dal Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 314 358 71 4.423
60 Brady, Keith Long Haul/TPS 313 342 70 4.471
61 Ergle, Robbie Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 307 332 67 4.582
62 Baker, Bryson Long Haul/TPS 318 345 68 4.676
63 Heller, John Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 337 359 71 4.746
64 Sauceman, Larry Hague/Resmondo/TPS 239 278 50 4.780
65 Creson, Mark Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 289 326 57 5.070
66 DeMars, Chaun Long Haul/TPS 306 323 59 5.186
67 Davis, Albert Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 316 354 59 5.356
68 Striebel, Scott Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 304 355 56 5.429
69 Sensenig, Dale Hague/Resmondo/TPS 258 281 45 5.733
70 Stiles, Brad Team TPS 342 392 40 8.550
71 Rulli, Dennis Long Haul/TPS 468 507 54 8.667
72 Drilling, Paul Long Haul/TPS 434 478 43 10.093
73 King, Bryan Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 285 305 26 10.962

2000 On Base Percentage Leaders

RANK PLAYER NAME TEAM NAME PA OB OBS%
1 Helmer, Brett Bell Corp/Easton 444 362 0.815
2 Garris, Hank Team TPS 490 390 0.796
3 Hall, Jeff Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 417 326 0.782
4 Oliver, Derek Sunbelt Softball Club 348 272 0.782
5 Wallace, Jeff Team TPS 481 376 0.782
6 Bumgardner, Rusty Team TPS 501 384 0.766
7 Powers, Jimmy Sunbelt Softball Club 325 249 0.766
8 Nevitt, Dewayne Bell Corp/Easton 440 334 0.759
9 Rulli, Dennis Long Haul/TPS 507 385 0.759
10 McCraw, Johnnie Sunbelt Softball Club 360 272 0.756
11 Heller, John Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 359 271 0.755
12 Brannon, Paul Hague/Resmondo/TPS 360 270 0.750
13 DuBose, Shane Bell Corp/Easton 402 301 0.749
14 Martin, Todd Team TPS 467 350 0.749
15 Carter, Larry Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 434 324 0.747
16 Campbell, Wes Long Haul/TPS 351 262 0.746
17 Craven, Steve Sunbelt Softball Club 305 227 0.744
18 Mendoza, Dennis Sunbelt Softball Club 376 279 0.742
19 Hightower, Britt Sunbelt Softball Club 331 245 0.740
20 White, Tom Hague/Resmondo/TPS 289 214 0.740
21 Rodriguez, Mike Hague/Resmondo/TPS 284 210 0.739
22 Shenk, Mike Team TPS 437 323 0.739
23 Schleede, Rob Bell Corp/Easton 361 266 0.737
24 Harding, Greg Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 306 225 0.735
25 Fredieu, Larry Sunbelt Softball Club 331 243 0.734
26 Fisher, Bob Long Haul/TPS 402 294 0.731
27 Briggs, Kenny Bell Corp/Easton 323 235 0.728
28 Joerling, Todd Bell Corp/Easton 418 304 0.727
29 Rose, Carl Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 435 316 0.726
30 Cocco, Tim Bell Corp/Easton 367 266 0.725
31 Hood, David Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 337 244 0.724
32 Powers, Tot Sunbelt Softball Club 294 213 0.724
33 Baker, Bryson Long Haul/TPS 345 249 0.722
34 Volkers, Todd Long Haul/TPS 460 332 0.722
35 Williams, Derrick Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 421 304 0.722
36 Boone, Randell Team TPS 430 310 0.721
37 Hughes, Rod Long Haul/TPS 433 312 0.721
38 Brady, Keith Long Haul/TPS 342 246 0.719
39 McColman, Mike Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 333 236 0.709
40 O’Hara, Kris Long Haul/TPS 474 336 0.709
41 Brockman, Keith Bell Corp/Easton 349 246 0.705
42 Stiles, Brad Team TPS 392 276 0.704
43 Krause, Howie Hague/Resmondo/TPS 310 218 0.703
44 Devine, Jimmy Team TPS 381 267 0.701
45 Kendrick, Jason Team TPS 402 282 0.701
46 Rickard, Wendell Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 425 298 0.701
47 Creson, Mark Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 326 227 0.696
48 Mello, John Team TPS 371 257 0.693
49 Schuck, Dan Bell Corp/Easton 387 267 0.690
50 Kissane, Doug Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 379 259 0.683
51 Lavorico, Alex Long Haul/TPS 450 307 0.682
52 Striebel, Scott Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 355 242 0.682
53 Ergle, Robbie Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 332 225 0.678
54 Sauceman, Larry Hague/Resmondo/TPS 278 188 0.676
55 Cowart, Ray Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 315 212 0.673
56 Ott, Jeff Long Haul/TPS 502 338 0.673
57 Jackson, Judson Hague/Resmondo/TPS 329 221 0.672
58 Kortokrax, Randy Bell Corp/Easton 384 258 0.672
59 King, Scott Bell Corp/Easton 295 198 0.671
60 Foley, Joe Hague/Resmondo/TPS 279 187 0.670
61 Sensenig, Dale Hague/Resmondo/TPS 281 188 0.669
62 James, Ronnie Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 326 217 0.666
63 Purcell, Andy Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 351 233 0.664
64 Turner, Dennis Hague/Resmondo/TPS 296 195 0.659
65 Beggs, Dal Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 358 235 0.656
66 DeMars, Chaun Long Haul/TPS 323 212 0.656
67 Davis, Albert Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 354 232 0.655
68 Linson, Tim Hague/Resmondo/TPS 343 223 0.650
69 Higginbotham, Robin Team TPS 343 222 0.647
70 Bindi, Guido Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 308 193 0.627
71 King, Bryan Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 305 190 0.623
72 Drilling, Paul Long Haul/TPS 478 290 0.607
73 Byrd, Billy Bell Corp/Easton 337 196 0.582

2000 Home Run Leaders

RANK PLAYER NAME TEAM NAME AB FREQ. HR
1 Garris, Hank Team TPS 444 1.947 228
2 Bumgardner, Rusty Team TPS 453 2.232 203
3 Carter, Larry Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 400 2.020 198
4 Wallace, Jeff Team TPS 433 2.221 195
5 Nevitt, Dewayne Bell Corp/Easton 402 2.185 184
6 Rose, Carl Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 400 2.312 173
7 Martin, Todd Team TPS 436 2.595 168
8 Ott, Jeff Long Haul/TPS 455 2.809 162
9 Rickard, Wendell Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 374 2.323 161
10 Hall, Jeff Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 363 2.453 148
11 Hughes, Rod Long Haul/TPS 393 2.673 147
12 McCraw, Johnnie Sunbelt Softball Club 340 2.345 145
13 Shenk, Mike Team TPS 397 2.757 144
14 Kortokrax, Randy Bell Corp/Easton 350 2.500 140
15 Boone, Randell Team TPS 362 2.586 140
16 Williams, Derrick Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 389 2.779 140
17 Lavorico, Alex Long Haul/TPS 412 3.029 136
18 Brannon, Paul Hague/Resmondo/TPS 345 2.556 135
19 Schuck, Dan Bell Corp/Easton 350 2.652 132
20 Craven, Steve Sunbelt Softball Club 290 2.214 131
21 Mendoza, Dennis Sunbelt Softball Club 339 2.588 131
22 Helmer, Brett Bell Corp/Easton 364 2.822 129
23 Fredieu, Larry Sunbelt Softball Club 310 2.441 127
24 Fisher, Bob Long Haul/TPS 370 2.913 127
25 Powers, Jimmy Sunbelt Softball Club 296 2.426 122
26 Brockman, Keith Bell Corp/Easton 322 2.683 120
27 Joerling, Todd Bell Corp/Easton 380 3.220 118
28 Devine, Jimmy Team TPS 348 3.000 116
29 Krause, Howie Hague/Resmondo/TPS 277 2.451 113
30 Kissane, Doug Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 339 3.027 112
31 King, Scott Bell Corp/Easton 281 2.555 110
32 Cocco, Tim Bell Corp/Easton 351 3.280 107
33 Oliver, Derek Sunbelt Softball Club 309 2.943 105
34 Hightower, Britt Sunbelt Softball Club 315 3.000 105
35 White, Tom Hague/Resmondo/TPS 258 2.481 104
36 O’Hara, Kris Long Haul/TPS 413 3.971 104
37 Cowart, Ray Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 286 2.832 101
38 Kendrick, Jason Team TPS 360 3.600 100
39 Schleede, Rob Bell Corp/Easton 320 3.299 97
40 Volkers, Todd Long Haul/TPS 386 4.021 96
41 Briggs, Kenny Bell Corp/Easton 296 3.289 90
42 Hood, David Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 304 3.455 88
43 Campbell, Wes Long Haul/TPS 313 3.598 87
44 Powers, Tot Sunbelt Softball Club 254 2.953 86
45 Mello, John Team TPS 310 3.605 86
46 Harding, Greg Dan Smith/Backman/Worth 288 3.429 84
47 McColman, Mike Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 294 3.542 83
48 Byrd, Billy Bell Corp/Easton 306 3.687 83
49 Higginbotham, Robin Team TPS 316 3.807 83
50 Carver, Kenny Sunbelt Softball Club 253 3.123 81
51 James, Ronnie Sunnyvale/V&F/Easton 294 3.630 81

The Old Scout’s 2000 All-Star Team

Player of the Year Hank Garris, Team TPS

P — Paul Drilling, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (43 HRs, .607 OB%)
C — Hank Garris, Team TPS (228 HRs, .796 OB%)
EH — Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Worth (173 HRs, .726 OB%)
1B — Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (195 HRs, .782 OB%)
2B — Rusty Bumgardner, Team TPS (203 HRs, .766 OB%)
3B — Mike Shenk, Team TPS (144 HRs, .739 OB%)
SS — Dennis Rulli, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (54 HRs, .759 OB%)
OF — Jason Kendrick, Team TPS (100 HRs, .701 OB%)
OF — Doug Kissane, Dan Smith/Worth (112 HRs, .683 OB%)
OF — John McCraw, Sunbelt Softball (145 HRs, .756 OB%)
OF — Rob Sleede, Bell Corp/Easton (98 HRs, .737 OB%)
UT — Jeff Hall, Dan Smith/Worth (148 HRs, .782 OB%)
UT — Todd Martin, Team TPS (168 HRs, .749 OB%)
UT — Brett Helmer, Bell Corp/Easton (129 HRs, .815 OB%)
UT — Dewayne Nevitt, Bell Corp/Easton (184 HRs, .759 OB%)
UT — Dennis Mendoza, Sunbelt Softball (131 HRs, .742 OB%)
UT — Larry Carter, Sunnyvale Valve/TPS (198 HRs, .747 OB%)
MGR – Gary Jost, Long Haul Trucking/TPS (73-25 record; ASA-Major, USSSA-AA and ISA-AA Champs; NSA-AA, NSA-Super and USSSA-Major Runner-ups; ISA-Super 5th place)

Softball Today Player of the Year – Hank Garris, Team TPS

2000 Year in Review

2000 TPS Power Ratings Final

Information is provided in the following order:

– TPS Power Rating.
– Number of Eligible Tournaments participated in.
– Wins & Losses (in eligible games only)
– Won-Lost % (in eligible games only)
– Team Name.
– Team’s Home Base.

01. 95.713 (16) (79-15) 84.0% Team TPS, Louisville KY
02. 92.250 (16) (68-16) 81.0% Dan Smith/Backman/Worth, San Jose CA
03. 89.903 (17) (73-25) 74.5% Long Haul/TPS, Albertville MN
04. 80.685 (15) (55-23) 70.5% Sunbelt Plastics, Centerville GA
05. 80.325 (16) (59-27) 68.6% BellCorp/Easton, Tampa FL
06. 77.246 (16) (48-32) 60.0% Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus OH
07. 75.332 (16) (49-30) 62.0% Sunnyvale V&F/Easton, Sunnyvale CA
08. 68.371 (11) (32-20) 61.5% AJA/TPS, S Houston TX
09. 66.570 (09) (12-20) 37.5% Suncoast/Dudley, Sarasota FL
10. 66.315 (07) (13-15) 46.4% Reds/J&J/Fairweather/Worth, Tacoma WA
11. 65.676 (11) (23-24) 48.9% Roosters/A+/Astros/Easton, Reynoldsburg OH
12. 65.383 (05) (11-10) 52.4% Maroadi Transfer/Nike, Pittsburg PA
13. 65.300 (05) (12-10) 54.5% Hooters/Easton, Kansas City KS
14. 65.185 (05) (13-07) 65.0% Kevitt/J&H/Easton, Minneapolis MN
15. 63.924 (06) (09-11) 45.0% Craig’s Hitmen, Wadley AL

The Old Scout’s 2000 Top-15 Rankings

1. Team TPS, Louisville, KY
2. Dan Smith/Worth, San Jose, CA
3. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN
4. Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL
5. Sunbelt Plastics, Centerville, GA
6. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH
7. Sunnyvale V&F/Easton, Sunnyvale, CA
8. AJA/TPS, Houston, TX
9. Maroadi Transfer/Nike, Pittsburgh, PA
10. Budweiser Softball, College Station, TX
11. Roosters/Astros/Easton, Reynoldsburg, OH
12. Kevitt/J&H/Easton, Minneapolis, MN
13. Watanabe/TPS, Cincinnati, OH
14. Pov’s/TPS, Minneapolis, MN
15. Paramount/TPS, Virginia, Beach, VA

2004 Home Run Frequency Leaders

Stats provided by Bill “TAZZ” Tassinari

Rank Player Team PA H BB FRQ
1 Hall, Jeff  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 315 122 39 2.262
2 Bumgardner, Rusty  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 262 80 45 2.713
3 Wallace, Jeff  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 303 98 34 2.745
4 Helmer, Brett  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 311 99 39 2.747
5 Goins, Bryan  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 104 36 5 2.750
6 Rickard, Wendell  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 88 30 5 2.767
7 Woldyk, Bob  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 328 113 6 2.850
8 Garris, Hank  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 312 95 38 2.884
9 Cocco, Tim  Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 208 71 2 2.901
10 Boone, Randell  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 219 65 27 2.954
11 Phelps, JC  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 207 69 3 2.957
11 Wegman, Brian  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 153 47 14 2.957
13 Briggs, Kenny  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 252 79 14 3.013
14 Kortokrax, Randy  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 114 36 5 3.028
15 Cowart, Ray  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 198 65 1 3.031
16 Brown, Scott  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 267 76 32 3.092
17 Glidewell, John  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 259 70 40 3.129
18 Gulash, Rich  Team Synergy/Easton 87 25 7 3.200
19 Billups, Barry  Creative Stucco/TPS 102 28 10 3.286
20 Ellis, Tom  Watanabe/New/KG/Tiny Town/TPS 75 21 4 3.381
21 Howerton, RJ  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 282 80 9 3.413
22 Lavorico, Alex  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 282 77 17 3.442
23 Devine, Jim  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 260 67 26 3.493
24 Luneborg, Rob  Creative Stucco/TPS 103 24 17 3.583
25 Higgenbotham, Robin  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 75 19 6 3.632
26 Baker, Bryson  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 276 63 39 3.762
27 James, Ronnie  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 113 30 0 3.767
28 Ott, Jeff  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 167 44 0 3.795
29 Mattox, Tim  Creative Stucco/TPS 129 31 11 3.806
30 Hensley, Vern  Watanabe/New/KG/Tiny Town/TPS 75 19 1 3.895
31 Crine, Denny  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 192 49 1 3.898
32 Fulk, BJ  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 281 65 26 3.923
33 King, Scott  Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 203 51 2 3.941
34 Beggs, Dal  Team Synergy/Easton 102 24 7 3.958
35 Thurman, Jim  Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 150 36 7 3.972
36 Purcell, Scott  Gulf Coast/Easton 139 33 2 4.152
37 McCraw, John  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 241 55 12 4.164
38 Butler, Chris  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 287 66 12 4.167
39 Barnes, David  Watanabe/New/KG/Tiny Town/TPS 89 19 8 4.263
40 Hartman, Kelly  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 126 29 0 4.345
41 Murray, Brandon  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 150 33 2 4.485
42 Krause, Howie  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 81 16 9 4.500
43 Joerling, Todd  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 301 60 30 4.517
44 Striebel, Scott  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 258 48 38 4.583
45 O’Hara, Kris  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 297 53 51 4.642
46 Habermehl, Wayne  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 157 33 3 4.667
47 Dutch, John  Aubreys/TPS 75 16 0 4.688
48 McCullough, Shane  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 126 24 13 4.708
49 Linson, Tim  Creative Stucco/TPS 83 15 11 4.800
50 Hutchinson, Ken  Gulf Coast/Easton 88 18 1 4.833

2004 Home Run Leaders

Stats provided by Bill “TAZZ” Tassinari

Rank Player Team HR
1 Hall, Jeff  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 122
2 Woldyk, Bob  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 113
3 Helmer, Brett  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 99
4 Wallace, Jeff  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 98
5 Garris, Hank  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 95
6 Bumgardner, Rusty  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 80
7 Howerton, RJ  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 80
8 Briggs, Kenny  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 79
9 Lavorico, Alex  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 77
10 Brown, Scott  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 76
11 Cocco, Tim  Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 71
12 Glidewell, John  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 70
13 Phelps, JC  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 69
14 Devine, Jim  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 67
15 Butler, Chris  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 66
16 Boone, Randell  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 65
16 Cowart, Ray  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 65
16 Fulk, BJ  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 65
19 Genter, JD  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 64
20 Baker, Bryson  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 63
21 Joerling, Todd  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 60
22 McCraw, John  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 55
23 O’Hara, Kris  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 53
24 King, Scott  Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 51
25 Crine, Denny  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 49
26 Kendrick, Jason  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 48
26 Striebel, Scott  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 48
28 Wegman, Brian  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 47
29 Ott, Jeff  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 44
30 Bare, Jamey  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 43
31 Purcell, Andy  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 41
32 Zerbe, Mike  Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 38
33 Goins, Bryan  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 36
33 Kortokrax, Randy  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 36
33 Thurman, Jim  Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 36
36 Kunz, Mike  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 34
37 Habermehl, Wayne  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 33
37 Murray, Brandon  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 33
37 Purcell, Scott  Gulf Coast/Easton 33
40 Rainwater, Brian  Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 33
41 Hicks, Ed  Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 32
42 Mattox, Tim  Creative Stucco/TPS 31
43 James, Ronnie  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 30
43 Janack, Scott  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 30
43 Rickard, Wendell  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 30
43 Watson, Shaun  Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 30
47 Hartman, Kelly  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 29
47 McGavin, Jeff  US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 29
49 Billups, Barry  Creative Stucco/TPS 28
50 Baker, Rick  Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 27

2004 On Base Percentage Leaders

Stats provided by Bill “TAZZ” Tassinari

Rank Player Team PA H BB ROE OBP
1 Hall, Jeff Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 315 215 39 0 0.806
2 Bumgardner, Rusty Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 262 157 45 3 0.782
3 Helmer, Brett Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 311 204 39 0 0.781
4 McCraw, John US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 241 172 12 0 0.763
5 Ellis, Tom Watanabe/New/KG/Tiny Town/TPS 75 53 4 0 0.760
6 Glidewell, John Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 259 154 40 2 0.757
7 Wallace, Jeff Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 303 192 34 3 0.756
8 Cocco, Tim Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 208 155 2 0 0.755
9 Garris, Hank Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 312 196 38 0 0.750
10 Linson, Tim Creative Stucco/TPS 83 51 11 0 0.747
11 Woldyk, Bob US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 328 238 6 0 0.744
12 Wegman, Brian Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 153 99 14 0 0.739
13 Murray, Brandon US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 150 108 2 0 0.733
14 Higgenbotham, Robin Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 75 49 6 0 0.733
15 Joerling, Todd Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 301 190 30 0 0.731
16 Goins, Bryan Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 104 71 5 0 0.731
17 Genter, JD US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 341 236 12 1 0.730
18 Phelps, JC Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 207 148 3 0 0.729
19 Baker, Bryson Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 276 162 39 0 0.728
20 Kendrick, Jason Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 278 166 36 0 0.727
21 Brown, Scott Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 267 162 32 0 0.727
22 Streeter, Marc Creative Stucco/TPS 89 52 11 1 0.719
23 Briggs, Kenny Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 252 163 14 4 0.718
24 Cowart, Ray US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 198 141 1 0 0.717
25 Boone, Randell Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 219 129 27 1 0.717
26 Parker, Trevor McNair Sports 83 59 0 0 0.711
27 Johnson, Nate Team Synergy/Easton 93 66 0 0 0.710
28 Robbins, Ryan Watanabe/New/KG/Tiny Town/TPS 92 59 6 0 0.707
29 DeDonatis, Don Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 271 157 34 0 0.705
30 Howerton, RJ US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 282 188 9 1 0.702
31 Gulash, Rich Team Synergy/Easton 87 54 7 0 0.701
32 Habermehl, Wayne Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 157 107 3 0 0.701
33 Hood, David US Vinyl/Meridian/Subway/Z-Wear 90 59 4 0 0.700
34 Luneborg, Rob Creative Stucco/TPS 103 55 17 0 0.699
35 Purcell, Scott Gulf Coast/Easton 139 95 2 0 0.698
36 O’Hara, Kris Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 297 155 51 1 0.697
37 Rasmussen, Kevin Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 174 116 5 0 0.695
38 Ott, Jeff Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 167 116 0 0 0.695
39 Rickard, Wendell Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 88 56 5 0 0.693
40 Crine, Denny Kluever Snap On/B&J Logging/Mizuno 192 132 1 0 0.693
41 Baker, Rick Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 263 157 25 0 0.692
42 Hatfield, Shane Alpine Mortgage/Diamond/Easton 97 59 8 0 0.691
43 Kunz, Mike Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Holland/Easton 190 131 0 0 0.689
44 DuBose, Shane Bell Corp/Docs/Easton 218 149 1 0 0.688
45 Roesch, Jason Alpine Mortgage/Diamond/Easton 102 67 3 0 0.686
46 Barnes, David Watanabe/New/KG/TinyTown/TPS 89 53 8 0 0.685
47 Thomas, Mike Aubreys/TPS 89 61 0 0 0.685
48 Lavorico, Alex Benfield/Alesium/Reece/Shade/Easton 282 174 17 2 0.684
49 Hensley, Shay Alpine Mortgage/Diamond/Easton 85 50 8 0 0.682
50 Purcell, Andy Resmondo/Taylor/K&H 239 150 12 0 0.678