Category: NSA

2001 NSA AA World Series

2001 tournament site unknown

Champion – KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS, Pasadena, TX 0-2 3-0 3-2
Runner Up – Gasoline Heaven/Worth, Commack, NY 2-0 2-2 4-2


  • MVP Award – Jamie Wisham, KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS
  • Outstanding Defensive Player – John Hackenburg, Gas Heaven/Worth

NSA AA All Tournament Team

  • Jamie Wisham, KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS
  • Mike Rayburn, KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS
  • Tim McLendon, KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS
  • Billy Blake, KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS
  • Tony Ashcraft, KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS
  • Mark Schobel, KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS
  • Ken Scobee, KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS
  • John Hackenburg, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • Mike Dill, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • Aaron Oburn, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • Dewey Fussell, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • Andy Ahko, Gasoline Heaven/Worth

FINAL STANDINGS

Place-Team-City-Round Robin-Bracket- Total
1 – KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS, Pasadena, TX 0-2 3-0 3-2
2 – Gasoline Heaven/Worth, Commack, NY 2-0 2-2 4-2
3 – Reece/Roosters/Astros/Easton, Canal Winchester, OH 1-1 1-2 2-3
4 – Kleuver’s Snap-on/Easton, Metamora, IL 1-1 0-2 1-3

2001 NSA Super Worlds

Held at Fort Wayne, Indiana

Champion – Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, MN
Runner Up – Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS, Columbus, OH

  • MVP Award – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/TPS (18-21, 0 BB, 9 HRs, 26 RBIs, 15 Runs – 18-21, .857 OB%)
  • Outstanding Defensive Player – Todd Martin, Long Haul/TPS
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Hall, Dan Smith (13-15) – .867
  • Home Run Leader – Dewayne Nevitt, Dan Smith/Easton- 13

NSA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Hank Garris, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (12-16, 5 BB, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs – 17-21, .810 OB%)
  • Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (18-21, 0 BB, 9 HRs, 26 RBIs, 15 Runs – 18-21, .857 OB%)
  • Todd Martin, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (17-22, 0 BB, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs, 16 Runs – 18-22, .818 OB%)
  • Mike Shenk, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (16-20, 1 BB, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs, 17 Runs – 17-21, .810 OB%)
  • John Mello, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (13-16, 1 BB, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs – 14-17, .824 OB%)
  • Andy Purcell, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS 14-17, 1 BB, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 13 Runs – 16-18, .833 OB%)
  • Albert Davis, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Demond Thomas, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Paul Brannon, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Larry Carter, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Brett Helmer, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Easton
  • Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Easton
  • Dewayne Nevitt, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Easton
  • Rick Baker, Mercer’s/K&G/Bike/Miller/TPS
  • Monty McCory, Mercer’s/K&G/Bike/Miller/TPS

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, MN 4-0
2. Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS, Columbus, OH 3-2
3. Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, CA 4-2
4. Mercer’s/K&G/Bike/Miller/TPS, North Vernon, IN 2-2
5. Reece/Roosters/Astros/Easton, Canal Winchester, OH 2-2
6. Budweiser/Summerlein/1TT/MG/Easton, College Station, TX 3-2
7. Aftershock/Easton, Alameda, CA 1-2
8. Team AH, West Carolton, OH 1-2
9. Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH 0-3
10. Bay’s Refuel, Columbus, OH 0-3
11. Mid-South Cobras, Merrillville, TN 0-3

2000 NSA A Super Worlds

2000 Tournament Site Unknown

Champion – Paramount Builders/TPS, Virginia Beach, VA
Runner Up – K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs, North Vernon, IN

  • MVP – Chris Graves, Paramount Builders/TPS
  • HR Leader – ?
  • Batting Leader – ?

2000 NSA A Super World All World Team

*no info available

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Paramount Builders/TPS, Virginia Beach, VA 5-0
2. K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs, North Vernon, IN 4-2
3. Smokes/ABS/TPS, Ellicott City, MD 4-2
4. Mercer/Worth Softball, Indianapolis, IN 3-2
5. Worth/Sports Star, Louisville, KY 3-2
5. Plumbers & Pipefitters, Lansing, MI 4-2
7. Dalton Chiropractic/Viggiani, Ocean, NJ 3-2
7. Faith/Easton, Waterford, MI 2-2
9. Central Paving, Carmel, IN 1-2

*remainder unknown

2000 NSA Men’s AA Super Worlds

2000 Tournament Site Unknown

  • MVP – Sterling Ibrom, AJA/TPS (23-28, .821, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Outstanding Defensive Player – Kevin Johnson, AJA/TPS
  • HR Leader – James Dovzak, AJA/TPS (22-28, .786, 27 RBIs, 16 Runs) – 10
  • Batting Leader – Sterling Ibrom, AJA/TPS – .821

NSA AA SUPER ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Aaron Oburn, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • Dewey Fuffell, Gasoline Heaven/Worth
  • John Heller, Sunnyvale/Easton
  • Larry Carter, Sunnyvale/Easton
  • Jacques Millier, Sunnyvale/Easton
  • Bryson Baker, Long Haul/TPS
  • Kent Johnson, Long Haul/TPS
  • Jeff Ott, Long Haul/TPS
  • Shawn Demars, Long Haul/TPS
  • James Dovzak, AJA/TPS (22-28, .786, 10 HRs, 27 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Mark Schobel, AJA/TPS (19-24, 3 HRs, .791, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Bob Gilbert, AJA/TPS (20-28, .714, 5 HRs, 19 RBIs, 18 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Alan Tanner, AJA/TPS (17-24, .708, 5 HRs, 22 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Kevin Johnson, AJA/TPS (14-21, .667, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Kirk Stafford, AJA/TPS (16-26, .643, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs, 17 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. AJA/TPS, South Houston, TX 5-0
2. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN 6-2
3. Sunnyvale Valve/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA 2-2
4. Gasoline Heaven/Worth, Commack, NY 2-2
5t. Team Snap/Winzer/Worth, San Pablo, CA 2-2
5t. Southern Tag & Label, Mountain Home, AR 3-2
7t. StrikeZone/Worth, San Antonio, TX 3-2
7t. Houston Merchants/Dudley, Houston, TX 1-3
9t. RSH/Worth, Jackson, MS 2-2
9t. The Mob, Angleton, TX 0-3
9t. Top Dog 0-3
9t. Budweiser/Williams, College Station, TX 0-3

2000 NSA Super World Series

2000 held at South Bend, Indiana

Champion – Team TPS – Louisville, KY
Runner Up – Long Haul/TPS – Albertville, MN

  • MVP – Todd Martin, Team TPS
  • Defensive Player – Jason Kendrick, Team TPS
  • Offensive Player – Rob Schleede, Bell Corp/Easton
  • HR Leader – Bob Fisher, Long Haul Trucking/TPS – 17
  • Batting Leader – Rob Schleede, Bell Corp

NSA WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Todd Martin, Team TPS
  • Jason Kendrick, Team TPS
  • Hank Garris, Team TPS
  • Mike Shenk, Team TPS
  • Jeff Wallace, Team TPS
  • Rust Bumgardner, Team TPS
  • Brad Stiles, Team TPS
  • Rod Hughes, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • Wes Campbell, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • Kent Johnson, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • Ted Larson, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • Bob Fisher, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • Brett Helmer, Bell Corp/Easton
  • Dwayne Nevitt, Bell Corp/Easton
  • Todd Joerling, Bell Corp/Easton
  • Rob Schleede, Bell Corp/Easton
  • Jimmy Powers, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Dennis Mendoza, Sunbelt Plastics

1998 NSA AA World Series Standings

(August 28-30 at Indianapolis, Ind.)

STANDINGS

1. Herb’s/KCS/TPS, San Diego, Calif. 5-0
2. Long Haul/Grover/Mizuno, Albertville, Minn. 6-2
3. Reece/Sports World/Chip’s/TPS, Lebanon, Tenn. 3-2
4. Tiger/ChecKing/AirTransat/TPS, Somers, Conn. 6-2
5. Joe Black’s/Lattof/TPS, Chicago, Ill. 2-2
5. B&A, Cincinnati, Ohio 1-2
7. Gasoline Heaven/Worth, Long Island, N.Y. 3-2
7. Central Paving/TPS, Decatur, Ill. 2-2
9. K&G/TPS, North Vernon, Ind. 2-2
9. RPM/TPS, Concord, Calif. 2-2
9. Jett Door, Houston, Texas 2-2
9. Mercer Machine, Indianapolis, Ind. 2-2
13. Backstop/Easton, Aurora, Ind. 2-2
13. N.A.S.T.Y. Boys/TPS, St. Louis, Mo. 2-2
13. T’s 13, Nebraska 0-2
13. Galyan’s, Indiana 0-2
17. JWM/Easton, Riverside, Calif. 1-2
17. Planet/New/TPS, Lexington, Ky. 1-2
17. Ultimate Sports, Indiana 1-2
17. Chase Mortgage, Wilmington, N.C. 0-2
17. Gil’s Arizona Heat/Easton, Phoenix, Ariz. 0-2
17. Universal Dome, Fort Wayne, Ind. 0-2
17. Golden Graham/14 kt Gold, Dayton, Ohio 0-2

WINNERS BRACKET

Tiger 27, Universal 0
N.A.S.T.Y. 63, Golden Graham 25 (4 innings)
JWM 34, Mercer 7 (3 innings)
Backstop 25, Gil’s 18
Gasoline Heaven 40, Ultimate 18 (5 innings)
K&G 30, Chase 29
Jett 23, T’s 5
Planet/New 30, RPM 29
Herb’s 40, Tiger 37
Long Haul 35, N.A.S.T.Y. 33
Central Paving 40, JWM 32
Reece 38, Backstop 30
Gasoline Heaven 48, K&G 34
Jett 31, Galyan’s 16
Joe Black’s 27, Planet/New 23
Herb’s 56, Long Haul 54
B&A 35, Central Paving 30
Reece 42, Gasoline Heaven 38
Joe Black’s 48, Jett 31
Herb’s 43, B&A 13
Reece 23, Joe Black’s 22
Herb’s 58, Reece 57

LOSERS BRACKET

Mercer 22, Planet/New 20
K&G 42, Golden Graham 22
Backstop 37, Universal 35
RPM 30, JWM 29
Tiger 31, Gil’s 10
N.A.S.T.Y. 54, Ultimate 33
Mercer 23, Galyan’s 19
K&G 53, Central 31 (5 innings)
RPM 34, T’s 30
Tiger 54, N.A.S.T.Y. 43
Long Haul 25, Mercer 6
Central Paving 41, K&G 21
Gasoline Heaven 44, RPM 36
Tiger 39, Jett 19 (5 innings)
Long Haul 59, Central Paving 40
Tiger 25, Gasoline Heaven 20
Long Haul 26, Joe Black’s 6
Tiger 36, B&A 6 (4 innings)
Long Haul forfeit over Tiger
Long Haul 50, Reece 29 (5 innings)

CHAMPIONSHIP

Herb’s 44, Long Haul 27

MVP: Jamie Wisham, Herb’s (.828-5 HRs)
HRs: Jacques Millier, Tiger (17)
Offense: Pete Roberts, Central Paving (20-20–1.000)
Defense: Dan Zenovka, Herb’s left fielder

All-Tournament: Wisham, Zenovka, Jon Meyers, Ed Starcher, Jeff Smith from Herb’s; Mike Brodzinski, Rob Darhower, Tim Magner from Long Haul; Keith Brady, Steve Ellis, Brian Justice from Reece; Jacques Millier, Dave Koser from Tiger.

BATTING

Pete Roberts, Central Paving 1.000
Jacques Millier, Tiger .857
Dave Koser, Tiger .853
Joe Ambrose, Joe Black’s .842
Jan Moss, Central Paving .833
Rick Jackson, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys .833
Jamie Wisham, Herb’s .828
Larry Huff, K&G .828
Mike Brodzinski, Long Haul .821
Marty Lanoux, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys .821
Dan Dixon, Gasoline Heaven .818
Craig McKenna, Gasoline Heaven .818
Keith Brady, Reece .815
Jon Meyers, Herb’s .812
Tim Millette, RPM .812
Jim Elkin, Central Paving .810
Randy Lucas, Central Paving .808
Mark Gabourel, Tiger .808
Ken Dain, RPM .800
Jason Sterling, K&G .800
Rob Darhower, Long Haul .800
Dennis Turner, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys .800
Tim Magner, Long Haul .795

HOME RUNS

Jacques Miller, Tiger 17
Brett Helmer, Tiger 15
Mike Lane, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys 12
Jan Moss, Central Paving 11
Brian Garrett, K&G 10
Brian Justice, Reece 10
Keith Brady, Reece 9
Don Copelan, Herb’s 9
Jeff Smith, Herb’s 9
Dennis Turner, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys 9

1998 NSA Super World Series Standings

(Sept. 11-13 at Burlington, N.C.)

STANDINGS

1. Team TPS, Louisville, Ky. 4-0
2. Sunbelt/Dan Smith, Centerville, Ga. 4-2
3. Steele’s/R&D/Reda, Brook Park, Ohio 3-2
4. Sierra/TPS, Reno, Nev. 2-2
5. Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, Ga. 2-2
5. Brandon’s, Wilmington, N.C. 2-2
7. Backstop/Easton, Aurora, Ind. 2-2
7. Herb’s/KCS/TPS, San Diego, Calif. 2-2
9. Chase/Easton, Wilmington, N.C. 0-2
9. Planet/New/TPS, Lexington, Ky. 0-2
9. Xtreme/Hinson/Worth, Little Rock, Ark. 0-2
9. Allison’s, Charlotte, N.C. 0-2

WINNERS BRACKET

Herb’s 27, Chase 26, 8 innings
Lighthouse 25, Brandon’s 8
Backstop 20, Planet/New 7
Sunbelt 32, Allison’s 0, 2 1/2 innings
Steele’s 36, Herb’s 28
Team TPS 38, Lighthouse 17, 5 innings
Sierra 30, Backstop 5, 3 innings
Sunbelt 34, Xtreme 9, 4 innings
Team TPS 42, Steele’s 17, 5 innings
Sunbelt 34, Sierra 14, 4 1/2 innings
Team TPS 26, Sunbelt 22
Herb’s 16, Planet/New 15, 8 innings
Lighthouse 42, Allison’s 3, 4 innings
Brandon’s 23, Xtreme 16
Backstop 29, Chase 11
Lighthouse 26, Herb’s 2, 5 innings
Brandon’s 31, Backstop 30
Sierra 42, Lighthouse 38
Steele’s 50, Brandon’s 29, 5 innings
Steele’s 14, Sierra 9
Sunbelt 29, Steele’s 18

CHAMPIONSHIP

Team TPS 33, Sunbelt 17

MVP: Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (16-21–.762, 5 HRs)
HR Champion: Randy Kortokrax, Steele’s (13)
Batting Champion: Jeff Hall, Sunbelt (21-26–.808)
Outstanding Defense: Johnny Mello, Team TPS shortstop, and Todd Volkers, Sunbelt shortstop

All-Tournament: Jeff Wallace, Rusty Bumgardner, Doug Kissane, Doug Roberson, Randell Boone, Mike Shenk of Team TPS; Jeff Hall, Jimmy Powers, Greg Harding, Johnny McCraw of Sunbelt; Kortokrax, Rob Schleede, David Hood of Steele’s; Larry Fredieu, Mike Rodriguez of Sierra.

BATTING

Jeff Hall, Sunbelt .808
Rob Schleede, Steele’s .765
Rusty Bumgardner, Team TPS .762
Jeff Wallace, Team TPS .762
Dewayne Frizzell, Lighthouse .750
Jason Kendrick, Sierra .733
Mike Rodriguez, Sierra .733
Larry Fredieu, Sierra .733
Jimmy Powers, Sunbelt .731
Jamie Wisham, Herb’s .727
Tracy Logan, Brandon’s .722
Greg Cannedy, Sierra .714
David Hood, Steele’s .714
Doug Kissane, Team TPS .706
Randell Boone, Team TPS .706
Albert Davis, Lighthouse .706
Johnny McCraw, Sunbelt .696

HOME RUNS

Randy Kortokrax, Steele’s 13
Greg Harding, Sunbelt 12
Tot Powers, Sunbelt 10
Jimmy Powers, Sunbelt 10
Britt Hightower, Sunbelt 9
Carl Rose, Lighthouse 8
Randell Boone, Team TPS 8
Jeff Hall, Sunbelt 8
Johnny McCraw, Sunbelt 8
Dewayne Frizzell, Lighthouse 7
Kerry Everett, Sierra 7
Rod Hughes, Steele’s 7
Johnny Mello, Team TPS 6
Doug Kissane, Team TPS 6
Howie Krause, Backstop 6
Hank Garris, Sierra 6
Albert Davis, Lighthouse 6
Kirk Stafford, Lighthouse 6
Scott Elliott, Lighthouse 6
Robbie Ergle, Lighthouse 6
Ricky Huggins, Lighthouse 6
David Hood, Steele’s 6
Lonnie Fox, Steele’s 6
Jeff Ott, Steele’s 6

1998 Grand Slam Leaders

(Composite statistics for ISA, NSA, ASA and USSSA)

BATTING AVERAGE

Dennis Mendoza, Lighthouse/Worth .723
Carl Rose, Lighthouse/Worth .714
Dewayne Frizzell, Lighthouse/Worth .699
Hank Garris, Sierra/TPS .691
Wendell Rickard, Lighthouse/Worth .691
Rod Hughes, Steele’s/R&D .691
Jason Kendrick, Sierra/TPS .683
Jeff Hall, Sunbelt/Dan Smith .680
Greg Cannedy, Sierra/TPS .680
Brian Jeffers, Backstop/Easton .674
Mike Shenk, Team TPS .671
Albert Davis, Lighthouse/Worth .671
Robin Higginbotham, Lighthouse/Worth .667

HOME RUNS

Carl Rose, Lighthouse/Worth 36
Hank Garris, Sierra/TPS 32
Dewayne Frizzell, Lighthouse/Worth 32
Greg Harding, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 28
Tot Powers, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 28
Britt Hightower, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 24
Darrell Beeler, Sierra/TPS 24
Jeff Wallace, Team TPS 22
Jimmy Powers, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 22
Randy Kortokrax, Steele’s/R&D 22
Jeff Hall, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 21
Larry Fredieu, Sierra/TPS 21
Albert Davis, Lighthouse/Worth 21
Ricky Huggins, Lighthouse/Worth 20
Wendell Rickard, Lighthouse/Worth 20
Rod Hughes, Steele’s/R&D 20

RUNS-BATTED-IN

Carl Rose, Lighthouse/Worth 79
Hank Garris, Sierra/TPS 73
Greg Harding, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 65
Jeff Hall, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 62
Dewayne Frizzell, Lighthouse/Worth 62
Jimmy Powers, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 59
Tot Powers, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 59
Britt Hightower, Sunbelt/Dan Smith 54

1998 NSA Major Super World Report

Team TPS posted a 4-0 record without a serious threat to win the NSA World Series (Sept. 11-13) at the Burlington, N.C., baseball park, and snap out a “tailspin” that had been lingering since the third weekend in June. Team TPS was the preseason No. 1, but had skidded to fourth in the Supreme Softball Top 25 rankings. Lighthouse/Worth jumped into the top spot by winning the first two legs of the Grand Slam championship series — the ISA and the ASA Super. But Lighthouse was a 38-17, 5-inning victim of Team TPS, then Team TPS was a 42-17, 5-inning winner over fifth-ranked Steele’s/R&D/Reda. Meanwhile, second-ranked Sunbelt/Dan Smith, playing without Todd Joerling and Dan Schuck who had been released by owner Wayne Williamson, was romping to three wins that saw 100 runs in just 10 innings — 32-0 over Allison’s, 34-9 over Xtreme/Hinson/Worth and 34-14 over third-ranked Sierra/TPS. Team TPS, which released J.C. Phelps, won 26-22 over Sunbelt in the winners bracket finals, holding a 10-run lead going into the top of the seventh. Jeff Wallace and Rusty Bumgardner each had two home runs, Dewayne Nevitt, Doug Kissane, Randell Boone and Mike Shenk one each. Boone’s was a 3-runner to cap a 5-run fourth and Shenk’s a grand slam to climax a 7-run fifth inning as Team TPS built up a 25-13 lead. After Sunbelt scored 11 runs in the fourth inning en route to a 29-18 elimination of Steele’s, Team TPS socked Sunbelt 33-17 in the championship game, hitting four homers in an 11-run second inning. Team TPS had a 16-1 bulge going into the bottom of the third. Sunbelt pulled within 19-13, but drew a blank in the fifth and Team TPS iced it with 6 in the sixth and 6 in the seventh. Team TPS had 10 home runs. Todd Martin had two as he broke out of a slump with a 4-for-5 game. Shortstop Johnny Mello had two, plus a triple. Doug Roberson had two, including an inside-the-parker, plus two other hits. Kissane, Nevitt, Boone and Shenk each had one. Wallace, the MVP selection, had five hits, Bumgardner four. Kissane, Shenk and Brad Stiles also had triples. The field dimensions were 335-406-335. There were 326 home runs hit over the wall, 18 inside the park. That compares with 405 homers last year when Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS double-dipped Shen Valley/Taylor/TPS in the finals. Those two teams were merged for the 1998 season. The big yard led to a whopping 56 triples in the 22 games. Big Randy Kortokrax of Steele’s won the home run title with 13 in five games. He had 13 here last year too. The leader last year with Todd Joerling of Sunbelt with 16. Sunbelt’s Greg Harding had 12 homers this year, and teammates Jimmy and Tot Powers 10 each. Based on 20 at-bats, Sunbelt’s Jeff Hall led the batting average chart with .808. Brian Jeffers of Backstop/Easton went 13-for-15 for an .867 average. Team TPS had 49 homers in four games, Sunbelt 65 in six, Steele’s 58 in five and Lighthouse 56 in five. Sierra had 40 in four games. The Team TPS team batting average was .649, Sunbelt’s 636, Lighthouse .626 and Sierra .620. Brandon’s wound up in a tie for fifth, despite losing in the opening round to Lighthouse (25-8). Brandon’s won over Xtreme/Hinson/Worth 23-16 and Backstop 31-30 on a sac fly by Chris Graves before giving Steele’s a tussle before losing 50-29 when Steele’s scored 15 on 8 home runs in the fifth inning. Kortokrax went 7-for-7, with 6 HRs and 10 RBI for Steele’s. Steele’s totaled 20 HRs, Rod Hughes, Rob Schleede, Dennis Pierce, Dal Beggs and Jeff Ott two each. Amazingly, Steele’s drew 17 walks, including 9 in the second inning. That inning saw 19 straight balls. Brandon’s scored 13 runs in the top of the second, but Steele’s had 12 in the bottom half of the inning. Brandon’s had 10 runs in the fifth for a 28-22 lead. Eddie Foust was 4-for-4 with 2 homers, Mike Martin 5-for-5 and Chris Absher 4-for-5 with an inside the park homer. Slim Bryant had 2 homers, Graves, Chris Calcutt, Tracy Logan and Keith Roberts one each. Chase/Easton, winner of the ISA AA and ASA Major but 0-2 in the NSA AA, went 0-2 in this one, losing 27-26 in 8 innings to Herb’s/KCS/TPS, winner of the NSA AA, and 29-11 to Backstop. Herb’s lost to Steele’s 36-28, then won another 8-inning game, this one by 16-15 over Planet/New/TPS. Jeff Smith’s lone 2-run home run produced the winning runs vs. Chase and he got the winning hit vs. Planet. Rusty Hoke and Jon Meyers earlier homered in the 7-run top of the eighth vs. Chase. Smith earlier had a triple, homer and single. He also had two singles and a triple against Planet. Herb’s then was eliminated 26-2 by Lighthouse, and wound up in a tie for seventh with Backstop. Brandon’s 31-30 win over Backstop saw a 14-run fourth and a 12-run fifth after drawing blanks in the first two innings. Jerold Smith had a double, triple and homer, while Mike Martin had an inside the park homer. Eddie Foust had a 3-runner, Chris Calcutt a solo. Calcutt and Tracy Logan each had five hits, little Chris Beck and Slim Bryant four each. The winning run was set up by singles by Beck, Bryant and Calcutt. Sierra eliminated Lighthouse late Saturday night 42-38, regulating the LH crew to a tie for fifth place. Sierra scored 12 runs to seize a 42-32 lead in the top of the seventh. Pitcher Paul Drilling had a pair of 2-run homers. He also homered in the sixth and had two earlier singles. Darrell Beeler and Kerry Everett also homered in the seventh, while Jason Kendrick and Greg Cannedy each had two hits. Cannedy also had a hit in the 6-run sixth, and he wound up 6-for-6. Hank Garris, Larry Fredieu and Everett homered in the sixth. Everett had four in the game. Garris had two other 3-runners . . . for a total of 9 RBI. For Lighthouse, Scott Elliott had five hits, including 3 homers, Ricky Huggins had 3 homers and Dewayne Frizzell and Kirk Stafford two each. One of Frizzell’s was a grand slam. Dennis Mendoza had five hits and Carl Rose had a single, double, triple and homer. After the high-scoring wins, Steele’s was a 14-9 winner over Sierra in the first game on the final day’s slate. Sierra only two home runs — both by Beeler. Sierra managed only two runs over the last three innings. Garris was hitless in four trips to the plate. Steele’s socked five homers (Kortokrax, Hughes, Beggs, Ott and Keith Brockman). Rob Schleede contributed a triple as Steele’s made it 5-2 with a 4-run second. It was 7-4, 9-7 and 12-8 after the next three innings. Steele’s then was eliminated 29-18 by Sunbelt. Steele’s fell behind 21-9 when Sunbelt scored 11 runs in the fourth, then cut into the deficit with 8 runs in the top of the seventh. Sunbelt had six homers (two by Hall, one each by Harding, Hightower, Gilbert and McCraw) and three triples (by Dubose, Gilbert and Curtis Williams). Dubose was 4-for-4, plus a walk. Williams was 4-for-5. Kortokrax had three of Steele’s five HRs. Hughes and Ott also homered. Team TPS built up leads of 8-3, 18-11 and 25-13 in the first five innings in the 26-22 win over Sunbelt in the finals of the winners bracket. Sunbelt tried to rally with six in the top of the seventh. Team TPS had eight homers — by Bumgardner and Nevitt in the first, by Wallace in the second, by Kissane in the third, by Wallace and Boone (a 3-runner) in the fourth and by Shenk (a grand slam) in the fifth. Bumgardnder hit another homer in the sixth. Jimmy Powers and McCraw each had four hits in a losing effort. Powers had a homer, Harding, Hightower and Tot Powers two each. Sunbelt outhomered Team TPS 12-10, but was walloped 33-17 in the finale. Jimmy Powers had three, Hall, Harding, Hightower and McCraw two each. Tot Powers had one. Team TPS had five hits from Wallace, but no HRs. Martin had two homers among four hits, Bumgardner one among four hits. Doug Roberson also had four hits, including two homers, one an IP. Roberson totaled eight RBI. Johnny Mello had two homers, Kissane one (and a triple) and Nevitt, Boone and Shenk one each. Shenk, Mello and Stiles also tripled. Team TPS’ 5-inning run-rule 38-17 romp over Lighthouse saw the score by innings read like this: 7-8-8-6-9. Lighthouse was shocked . . . trailing 15-2, 23-3, 29-4 and 38-12. Wallace, Bumgardner and Shenk homered in the first. Boone had a long triple. Boone had a 3-run HR in the second. Mello also homered. Boone had another 3-runner in the third, and a 2-runner in the fourth. He was 4-for-4, plus a walk, for 9 RBI. Jobe, Roberson (twice), Kissane and Tom White, an added player from Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS, also homered. Wallace homered again. Wallace and Bumgardner each had five hits, Nevitt and Shenk four each. Wendell Rickard had three homers for Lighthouse, but he later had to sit out his team’s last three games with an elbow injury. Frizzell had three homers for the LH crew, Rose and Huggins two each. Lighthouse had five successive HRs in an 8-run third. Elliott, Davis and Stafford also homered. In fact, 14 of the 17 LH runs were home runs. The Team TPS 42-17, 4-inning romp over Steele’s saw a 16-run second and a 15-run fourth. Team TPS had 17 homers, including an IP. Kissane, who went 6-for-6, Nevitt and Boone each had three HRs. Mello had two, including a bases-loaded IP. Martin had a grand slam. Steele’s had a lot of HRs too — 10. One was an inside-the-parker by Ron Fields. David Hood had three, Lonnie Fox two. Sunbelt stunned Sierra with a 21-run, 10-HR third inning. McCraw had a slam and solo. Harding had two. J.Powers had two too, including a 3-runner. J.Powers, Harding, T.Powers and McCraw each wound up with three homers. Sunbelt had 16, including an IP by Harding. Hightower also had two HRs. On the other hand, the usually HR hitting Sierra club had only six. Garris had two of them. Howie Krause, an added player from Wessel/Hague, had six homers for Backstop, including three plus a double in the stunning 29-11 drubbing of Chase.

Jeff Wallace NSA Super World MVP.

1998 NSA AA Report

Herb’s posted an undefeated record (5-0) to claim the title trophy in the NSA Class AA World Series Aug. 28-30 at the Indianapolis Sports & Fitness Center. Herb’s outlasted Long Haul 56-54 in a second-round matchup, then ran into Long Haul again in the finals. The score this time was 44-27. In the first meeting, Herb’s roared into a 29-3 lead, then had to survive a 22-run outburst by Long Haul in the bottom of the seventh. Herb’s was a 58-57 winner over Reece/TPS of Lebanon, Tenn., in the winners bracket finals when Jeff Smith homered to lead off the bottom of the seventh. Reece then was eliminated 50-29 by Long Haul. The MVP selection was veteran Jamie Wisham of Herb’s. He batted .828 (24-for-29). Jacques Millier of fourth-place Tiger/ChecKing/AirTransat, led in home runs with 17 (in 8 games). Herb’s other pace-setters included Jon Meyers at .812, Dan Zenovka .774, P. J. Jones .760, Glenn Dolezal .742, Ed Starcher .727, Smith .710 and George Sampson .704. Smith and Don Copelan each had 9 homers, while teammates Dolezal, Starcher and Sampson each had 7. Wisham, Meyers and Zenovka each had 5 HRs in Herb’s balanced attack. Long Haul leaders included Mike Brodzinski at .821, Rob Darhower at .800, Tim Magner at .795, Ted Larson at .765, Mike Stanley at .730 and Butch Smith at .724. Magner and Doug Johnson each had 8 homers, while Smith and Chaun Demars each had 7 and Stanley and Dan Houchin 6 each. Pete Roberts of Central Paving chalked up a remarkable average of 1.000. He was 20-for-20. Millier and Tiger teammate Dave Koser turned in .857 and .853 averages, respectively, while Joe Ambrose of Joe Black’s was at .842. Jan Moss of Central and Rick Jackson of N.A.S.T.Y. Boys were at .833. Brett Helmer, a Tiger pick-up from the Wessel/Hague team, totaled 15 home runs. Mike Lane of N.A.S.T.Y. had 12, Moss 11 and Brian Justice of Reece 10. Smith and Copelan of Herb’s, Keith Brady of Reece and Dennis Turner of N.A.S.T.Y. each had 9 HRs. There were upsets aplenty. Chase was stunned with an 0-2 record. Chase lost first to a Class A team, K&G/TPS of North Vernon, Ind., 30-29, when K&G scored 13 runs in the bottom of the seventh. The other loss was 16-14 to Ultimate Sports, another Class A team from Indianapolis. Gar King, an Indiana native who plays regularly with Resmondo/Sod of Florida, won the game with a home run. JWM won one game, then was upset 40-32 by Central Paving and 30-29 by California rival RPM. Planet/New, fourth-place finisher in the ISA, was 1-2 too, losing 27-23 to Joe Black’s/Lattof/TPS of Chicago and 22-20 to a Class A team, Mercer Machine of Indianapolis. Backstop and N.A.S.T.Y. Boys, a surprising third in the ISA, each went 2-2 and wound up in a tie for 13th. Backstop lost to Reece 38-30, then was eliminated 53-31 by K&G. N.A.S.T.Y. lost to Long Haul 35-33, then was ousted 54-43 by Tiger. The “Boys” scored almost 200 runs in four games, winning one game by 63-25 in 4 innings and another by 54-33. Herb’s and Tiger met in an early round, with Herb’s winning 40-37. Herb’s other win was over B&A of Cincinnati (43-13). B&A, a Class A team, drew a bye, then got a forfeit before upsetting Central Paving 35-30 on the strength of a 26-run top of the first. B&A tied for fifth with Joe Black’s. Tied for seventh were Gasoline Heaven and Central Paving. Tied for ninth were RPM, K&G, Mercer and Jett Door of Houston. T’s 13 of Nebraska and Galyan’s of Indianapolis were in the group tied for 13th — with Backstop and N.A.S.T.Y. Gil’s Arizona Heat of Phoenix was another team that suffered an 0-2 fate. Gil’s drew Backstop and lost 25-18, then ran into Tiger in the losers bracket and lost 31-10.RPM was eliminated 44-36 by Gasoline Heaven, which then was ousted by Tiger 25-20.