Category: ISA Super World Series

1987 ISA Super World Series

 1987 held at Greensboro, NC

Champion – Steele’s Sports, Grafton OH
Runner Up – Smythe Sox, Houston TX

Steele’s, put into the losers bracket by Smythe Sox by a 33-36 score, came through the losers bracket and defeated Smythe 44-27 and 36-20 to win the ISA World Series. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Smythe hit 5 straight home runs (Bill Gatti, Mark Heirlmeier, Bruce Meade, Mike Parrot and Rick Wheeler), but to no avail. Ricky Huggins had a big grand slam for Steele’s to blow the game open in the 5th inning and give them a 26-17 lead. Nobody matched the power of Steele’s as the 6 players along on the All World team collected a combined total of 84 HRs.

  • MVP – Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports (27-37, .730, 15 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • Defensive MVP – Doug Roberson, Steele’s
  • HR Leader –Ron Parnell, Steele’s (27-35, .771) – 17
  • Batting Leader – Ron Parnell, Steele’s(27-35)  – .771

1987 ISA All-World Team

  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports (27-37, .730, 15 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • Ron Parnell, Steele’s Sports (27-35, .771, 17 HRs)
  • Doug Roberson, Steele’s Sports (14 HRs)
  • Craig Elliott, Steele’s Sports (16 HRs)
  • Jeff Stamps, Steele’s Sports (11 HRs)
  • Scott Virkus, Steele’s Sports (12 HRs)
  • Bill Blake, Smythe Sox
  • Bruce Meade, Smythe Sox
  • Cecil Whitehead, Smythe Sox
  • Bill Gatti, Smythe Sox
  • Kelly Stanley, Blanton’s/Kirks
  • Gerg Miller, Blanton’s/Kirks
  • Gary Markland, Blanton’s/Kirks

1987 Standings

1. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 5-1
2. Smythe Sox, Houston, TX 3-2
3. Blanton’s/Kirk’s, Fayetteville, NC 3-2
4. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 2-2
5t. Ritch’s Salvage, Harrisburg, NC 3-2
5t. Barry Peagrams BK, Montgomery, AL 3-2
7t. Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH 2-2
7t. The Handy Pantry, Gastonia, NC 2-2
9t. Action Awarda, Atlanta, GA 0-2
9t. Kirkpatricks, Greensboro, NC 0-2
9t. Cory-Doby Exxon, Greensboro, NC 0-2
9t. Miller Lite/Jai-Alai, Ocala, FL 0-2

1986 ISA Super World Series

1986 held at Houston, TX

Co-Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
Co-Champion – Smythe Sox, Houston TX

Declared co-champs due to rain. Howards and Smythe Sox were tied 13-13 in winners bracket finals, when rains came and eventually ended the tournament, thus forcing officials to declare Co-Champs.

  • No MVP Named
  • No info available on any statistical leaders or All World Team.

1986 ISA All-World Team

  • no information available – there may not have been one selected due to tournament ending early

FINAL STANDINGS (INCOMPLETE)

1- (Tie) Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 3-0
1- (Tie) Smythe Sox, Houston, TX 3-0
?- Ardis Roofing, Greenwood, SC

*No info available on the remaining 9 teams standings or their records

1985 ISA Super World Series

1985 held at Wilmington, North Carolina


Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
Runner Up – Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA


Elite defeated Steele’s 26-25 in the opening game and then lost to Howards in the winners bracket final on the 3-team World Series. Elite then beat Steeles 31-21 in the losers bracket final to earn the right to play Howards for the Championship. Elite captured the first final 34-21, only to see Howards come back behind the performance of MVP Don Arndt to win the final championship game 26-15. Elite was the Nations top ranked team entered the tournament with a 96-5 record, including 9 wins in its 11 meetings with Howards. Elite now stood  at 99-7. Arndt was 9-11 with 8 HRs.


  • MVP – Don Arndt, Howard’s/Western Steer (hit 4 HRs in the winners bracket final).- 9-11, .818, 8 HRs
  • Co-Defensive MVPs – Stan Harvey, Howard’s
  • Co-Defensive MVPs – Cliff Carpenter, Steele’s
  • HR Leader – Bruce Meade, Elite Coatings – 12
  • Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Elite – .783

1985 ISA All-World Team

  • Don Arndt, Howard’s/Western Steer (9-11, .818. 8 HRs)
  • Bill Blake, Howard’s/Western Steer (10-13, .769)
  • Mark Hierlmeier, Howard’s/Western Steer (10-14, .714)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • Rick Wheeler, Elite Coatings
  • Bill Gatti, Elite Coatings
  • Bruce Meade, Elite Coatings (.783, 12 HRs)
  • Doug Brown, Elite Coatings
  • Bill Pollack, Elite Coatings
  • Charles Wright, Elite Coatings
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports
  • Ernie Montgomery, Steele’s Sports
  • Cliff Carpenter, Steele’s Sports

FINAL STANDINGS

1 – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 2-1
2 – Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA 3-2
3 – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 0-2


SCORES

Elite 27 – Steeles 26
Howards 32 – Elite 10
Elite 31 – Steeles 21
Elite 34 – Howards 21
Howards 26 – Elite 15

1984 ISA Super World Series

1984 held at Birmingham, AL


Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
Runner Up – Elite Coatings/Hargis Enterprises, Gordon, GA


Howards won the two finals, 30-8 and 21-14 over Hargis. Due to the residency rule, Howard’s had 3 players that played for Howard’s/No. 1 Electric. Gary Hargis Enterprises had the same thing going on with his Elite team.


  • MVP – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (25-33, .758, 16 HRs, 31 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Buck Buchanon, Howard’s (.706) – 17
  • Batting Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s – .758

1984 ISA All-World Team: (incomplete)

  • Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (.758, 16 HRs)
  • Buck Buchanon, Howard’s/Western Steer (.706, 17 HRs)
  • Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer (.714, 15 HRs)
  • Darrell Misenheimer, Howard’s/Western Steer (.750, 15 HRs)
  • Charles Wright, Hargis Enterprises/Elite

1984 Standings (incomplete)
1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Hargis Enterprises/Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
3. Blanton’s, Fayetteville, NC
4. K&D, Birmingham, AL