Category: USSSA

2011 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

2011 held at Orlando, Florida on September 16-18.


Champion – Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton, Cincinnati, Ohio
Runner Up – 1st Step/DCS, Miami, Florida


  • MVP – Michael Rogers, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Defensive MVP – Frank Gruber, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Steve Allen, 1st Step/DCS

2011 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “B” WORLD TEAM

  • Robert Sena, Doerflinger/TSC/Pro-Coat/Combat
  • Brad Tabler, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Chris Wilson, 1st Step/DCS
  • Robert Hendren, 1st Step/DCS
  • Chad Loudon, Down2EarthSports.com/Worth
  • Jon Jamison, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Jared Goetz, Doerflinger/TSC/Pro-Coat/Combat
  • David Kessler, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Jason Roesch, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Jimmy Carter, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Sean Greer, Down2EarthSports.com/Worth
  • Richie Jones, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Rafael Robledo, Doerflinger/TSC/Pro-Coat/Combat
  • Nicholas Masur, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Luke Wright, 1st Step/DCS
  • Frankie Toress, 1st Step/DCS

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton, Cincinnati, OH (5-0)
2. 1st Step/DCS, Miami, FL (7-2)
3. Doerflinger/TSC/Pro-Coat/Combat, Seattle, WA (3-2)
4. Down2Earthsports.com/Worth, Baxley, GA (3-2)
5t. Checking/Worth, CT (4-2)
5t. Dave’s Place/Sports55/Miken, FL (3-2)
7t. Texas Miken Softball Club, TX (3-2)
7t. Fence Brokers/Gametime Supply/Worth, Bryant, AR (3-2)
9t. Deluxe Bakery, NJ (3-2)
9t. Primetime/Easton, Macon, GA (3-2)
9t. Gas It/Easton/Lewis Lawn Care, SC (3-2)
9t. Wiley’s/Supreme/Combat, FL (2-2)
13t. Team Demarini, CAS (2-2)
13t. PNH Softball, FL (2-2)
13t. Magic/National Gold/S&S/TYJA Sports, MA (1-2)
13t. Pipe/Players Warehouse/Dss/Easton, OH (1-2)
17t. Zamora’s All Out Sports/Team TPS, TX (1-2)
17t. A&K Tile/3rd St. Financial/TPS, OH (1-2)
17t. Line Drive/Triple SSS Sportscards, MI (1-2)
17t. T’s 13/Easton, Omaha, NE (1-2)
17t. Westshore Pizza, MI (1-2)
17t. The Scene/Easton, FL (1-2)
17t. Midwest Swing/Miken, IN (0-2)
17t. KTI/Cartel/DeMarini, WA (0-2)
25t. Joel’s Pizza/Reebok, FL (0-2)
25t. Team Evo, FL (0-2)
25t. Latinos De, Caracas, Venezuela (0-2)
25t. Doc A’s Team Combat, FL (0-2)


Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton

2008 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

2008 held at Orlando, Florida.


Champion – Team Bud Light/Easton, Canton, Michigan
Runner Up – Angle Inn/Easton, Glen Burnie, Maryland


  • MVP – Billy Barrett, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Defensive MVP – Jason Lerman, Angle Inn/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Scott Janack, Team Bud Light/Easton

2008 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “B” WORLD TEAM

  • Rick Leith, Angle Inn/Easton
  • Todd Pease, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Robert Sena, WCS/LCV
  • Jason Wetmore, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Chris Greinert, Angle Inn/Easton
  • Julio Salazar, WCS/LCV
  • Scott Hille, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Chris Kirian, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Jason Crain, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Nick Musselman, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Juan Bautista, ATS/Easton
  • Carl Blank, ATS/Easton
  • John Bailey, WCS/LCV
  • Michael Kalinowski, Angle Inn/Easton
  • John Robinson, Angle Inn/Easton

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Team Bud Light/Easton, Canton, MI (6-1)
2. Angle Inn Easton, Glen Burnie, MD (6-2)
3. WCS/LVC, Northridge, CA (6-2)
4. ATS/Easton, Phoenix, AZ (5-2)
5t. Columbus Pipe/Easton/Elite, Columbus, OH (3-2)
5t. Diamond Blade/Whiskers/Sports 55, MD (3-2)
7t. Exterminators, CA (5-2)
7t. Tommy Currid, FL (4-2)
9t. T’s 13/Easton, Omaha, NE (3-2)
9t. Contractors Capital, Anoka, MN (3-2)
9t. Phares Glass, LA (2-2)
9t. Illustrated Sportswear/Bonecrushers/Mizuno, AR (2-2)
13t. Blitz/Watanabe/Bull/Minges Drywall/, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
13t. Mike Foulks Auto Body/Team Insanity, Covington, KY (2-2)
13t. Classic Glass/Easton/DSS, CA (2-2)
13t. Taylormade/Floyd Environmental/Mizuno, Spotsylvania, VA (2-2)
17t. AJS/Easton, Fort Myers, FL (2-2)
17t. Magic/National Gold/Cabbyshack, MA (2-2)
17t. Lighthouse Softball, Orlando, FL (2-1)
17t. Redwood/Sportsdiamond.com/Worth, Lino Lakes, MN (2-2)
17t. Wisconsin Worth, Weyerhauser, WI (1-2)
17t. Line Drive/Triple SSS Sportscards, MI (1-2)
17t. Canes/Worth Softball, AZ (1-3)
17t. DLB/Shockers, IL (0-2)
25t. DCS, FL (2-1)
25t. Premier/Worth, CA (1-2)
25t. TFS Electric, CO (1-2)
25t. Team 898/Ctusssa, CT (0-2)
25t. B&B/Sears, NC (0-2)
25t. KW Sports/Game On/Easton, OH (0-2)
25t. Peak/Capital Mortgage/PM/ TLG, CO (0-2)
25t. Silva’s/Monavie/Elite/Worth, CA (0-2)
33t. Dabomb Softball, TX (0-2)
33t. KCI/SLMC/Sports55, MD (0-2)
33t. American Pop, FL (0-0)
33t. Wiley/Supreme, FL (0-2)
33t. Maroone Chevy/Lifebuilders, FL (0-0)
33t. R&S/Easton, FL (0-2)
33t. SRS/Broncos, TXN (0-2)


Chronological History of the USSSA 1968-2001 “A Real Success Story”

It all began in a motel room in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1968 when a group of disenchanted slow pitch managers of past National championship teams and directors met to find an answer to advancing and updating the popular game of slow pitch softball.

They had just returned from the National Commissioners Meeting of the only major softball association in the country where most of their ideas and suggestions had been turned down. Their main concerns were longer fences, 65-foot base paths, smaller batter’s box, more media coverage and financial support for the slow pitch program. They recognized slow pitch was being played by the overwhelming majority, but the game was taking a back seat to fast pitch.

These pioneers decided to take a daring step and hold an experimental world tournament at the close of the 1968 season and play under the banner of a newly formed association. Several more meetings resulted in the birth of the United States Slo-Pitch Softball Association.

The USSSA was chartered that year in Wisconsin. The first officers were Robert J. Mueller of New Berlin, WI, as President: James DiOrio of Pittsburgh, PA as Vice-President; Ray C. Ernst of Hebron, KY, as Executive Coordinator; Frank Ciaccia of Rochester, NY as Treasurer; and Ted Mazza of New Berlin, WI as General Counsel.

One of the first steps was to prepare a constitution and rule book. After several months, those tasks were completed. The hard and dedicated work of Ernst in preparing the original USSSA Rule Book will always be remembered. It was the first separate rule book for slow pitch softball ever published.

Although many rule changes have been made over the years, the original 65-foot base path was the key. From the start, the USSSA playing rules were identified with 65-foot base paths and 300-foot fences. The USSSA has always been respected for making changes to improve slow pitch.

The response to the experimental world tournament was astounding. Fifty teams from 15 different states entered the event. Several teams were former ASA National Champions. The tournament was won by Mueller Pipe Liners of New Berlin, WI. The Brookline Club of Pittsburgh was second and Jim’s Sport Shop of Pittsburgh finished third.

One of the important factors that gave USSSA pioneers hope and faith to pursue was the courage and fortitude of those 50 teams to step forward and play in the first event. There is no doubt, that if the 1968 tournament had failed, the USSSA would never have gotten off the ground.

By the beginning of the 1969 season, 41 District Directors had been appointed. The next three years were the hardest and most trying in the young life of the organization. Many call it a miracle, but somehow the USSSA was able to survive every setback and refused to go down for the count. From 1969 through the 1971 season, the USSSA was led by President Mueller. His shrewd ability to stay one jump ahead of rivals, who did not want to see the USSSA survive, was amazing.

Old timers often look back and reminisce about early USSSA National Meetings during those lean years, with only eight people in a motel room for a day. Now, over 500 persons annually attend the National Meeting. Financial problems plagued the Association at the start and many of the early USSSA pioneers personally contributed much financial support. Substantial help also came from softball and sporting goods manufacturers. Through their support, the USSSA started to grow. The manufacturers could see the future potential of the USSSA.

By the end of the 1971 season, however, the USSSA was struggling to make ends meet. In debt and with directors resigning, the Association reached a climatic point of whether to continue. Mueller advised the Association that he could no longer serve as Chief Officer.

Needless to say, the Executive Board had its work cut out when it met in November of 1971 in Petersburg, VA. This meeting will always hold a place in USSSA history. After careful review, the decision was made to continue and the Executive Board elected Al Ramsey, a 40-year old Petersburg native, as National President. Ramsey’s long-time friend Jerry Ellis was elected to serve as both Treasurer and Secretary.

Ramsey had previously served with the USSSA as Regional Vice-President and State Director for Virginia. Regarded as one of the most effective organizers in the country, he brought a refreshing look as President. Ramsey went to work immediately, locking the Executive Board behind closed doors for the next two days. The constitution was completely overhauled and Ramsey instructed the Board to pledge itself to operating on a sound business basis and launch an all-out campaign for new qualified personnel.

The USSSA prospered from hard work and determination shown on that history-making weekend. They made decisions that turned the USSSA around and headed it in the right direction.

Board members who took part at that eventful meeting, included Ramsey, Ellis, Ciaccia who was elected Eastern Division Executive Vice-President, Betty Minter of Louisville, KY, elected National Women’s Coordinator; Floyd Salter of Rochester, NY, elected National Umpire-In-Chief. Also attending were veteran USSSA Regional Vice-Presidents Ed Williams of Louisville, KY, Gary Wallick of Arcadia, CA, and Tony Gaetano of Pittsburgh, PA.

The USSSA National Headquarters was immediately moved to Petersburg, VA, where it remains today. The Association was incorporated in the state of Virginia as a non-profit organization.

In 1972 things started to happen. Over 30 Directors were replaced and 60 new Directors were appointed. In less than a year, the Association was completely out of debt and operating on a sound financial basis. Team and umpire registrations began to show considerable increases.

The 1972 National Meeting was held in Rochester, NY, and some 75 directors attended. It marked the first USSSA National Meeting with a true convention atmosphere.

The USSSA expanded the Church Program in 1973 and held its first World Church Tournament in York, PA.

Prior to 1974, the USSSA operated by separating teams into two Divisions, the Eastern and Western. But in 1974, the Central Division was formed and the Association expanded the Men’s Program to include an eight-team World Series.

The year 1975 saw the Women’s Program expand to include Class B and the Men’s Program added a Class C classification. A National Invitational Tournament Program was added for Class A teams.

By 1975 the USSSA was growing by leaps and bounds, although many teams and players were being threatened with suspension or disbarment by the Amateur Softball Association for playing in the USSSA Program. The USSSA filed suit against the ASA in Federal Court in Nashville, TN, to stop the threats to teams and players. In December of 1975, the USSSA and the ASA signed an agreement to allow teams of both organizations to engage in the play of amateur softball in an article of alliance between the two organizations.

The alliance was dissolved in January of 1976 after ASA amended its bylaws to allow teams to participate in non-ASA sanctioned tournaments without penalty or suspension.

But in 1977, the USSSA was forced to reopen the lawsuit against the ASA to stop actions by some ASA Commissioners who refused to abide by the settlement agreement. On January 18, 1978, the Federal Court ruled in favor of the USSSA. The court order wrote the final chapter in a long legal battle fought by the USSSA to give teams the right to play anytime and anywhere without being penalized. The court ruling was a total victory for the USSSA and slow pitch softball teams.

The City of Petersburg sent a delegation to the 1976 USSSA National Meeting and offered to donate two acres of land to construct a National Headquarters and Hall of Fame Building. The Association accepted the donation and voted to permanently locate its National Headquarters and Hall of Fame Building in the city.

The 1978 season saw the birth of the Youth Program which has grown steadily ever since. Also, the Association launched an all out Hall of Fame Building Fund Drive. Various USSSA State Associations continue today to take part in conducting programs to contribute to the USSSA Hall of Fame Foundation. At the National Meeting in 1978, the Association elected its first members into the Hall of Fame.

In 1979, the 11-inch softball was adopted for the Women’s and Youth Programs in a dramatic move. It instantly proved to be one of the greatest changes ever made for Women and Youth.

The 1980 season proved to be a banner year for team and umpire registrations. The Southern Division was also born, the Mixed Program was launched, and the Association hired Ramsey as its Executive Director. He had served eight consecutive years as National President. Frank Ciaccia became the Association’s third President.

In 1981, the USSSA purchased a 24,000-square foot building in Petersburg for its National Headquarters and Hall of Fame Museum. The support of the fund raising campaigns throughout the entire Association made the purchase a reality.

The year 1981 also saw the all-important Midwestern Division formed, the final link in bringing the USSSA Program to every state. Also, a Divisional meeting concept was introduced and the Masters “Old timers” Program was added.

In 1982, Jerry Ellis was elected the Association’s fourth National President. By the end of the year, team registrations had soared to 30,000 and umpire registrations reached 3,000.

In 1983, the Men’s Class D and Women’s Class C programs expanded into large numbers. An insurance program was adopted to offer teams sound accident insurance coverage at low cost. The USSSA also secured liability insurance for its directors and umpires.

The year 1984 saw Gary Wallick elected as the fifth National President. The Southwestern Division was created and the new division enabled the Association to improve the post-season tournament program for the Midwestern and Southwestern teams.

With strong leadership in all six divisions, the USSSA enjoyed a great year. It was highlighted on June 8, 1984, with the ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening of the USSSA Hall of Fame Museum in Petersburg. Thousands of people visited Petersburg to witness the Hall of Fame Grand Opening and Virginia Governor Charles Robb delivered the keynote address. Team registrations reached 50,000 by 1984. The USSSA showed new strength in recruiting leagues in 1985 and team membership soared to over 60,000, nearly doubling the size of the USSSA in three years.

Youth, Mixed and Masters Programs continued to expand and the Law Enforcement program was given World Tournament status.

Ramsey became full-time Executive Director and Salter was named full-time Umpire-In-Chief. A year later, Harry Marsh was named full-time Director of Communications and Media Relations.

At the National Meeting in Boston, MA a gala note burning ceremony was held as the Association paid off the $500,000 mortgage on the National Headquarters and Hall of Fame Museum Building.

The meeting also saw J. Larry Palmer, USSSA Legal Counsel from Hopewell, VA, elected as the sixth USSSA National President. Another historic move in 1985 was the formation of an International Division.

USSSA umpires grew from 100 in 1969 to over 12,000 registered umpires in 1986. Attired in bright red shirts, top notch umpires played a big part in the success of the USSSA program. The Divisional and World Tournament qualifying berth system gained in popularity.

Total membership reached 80,000 in 1986 and healthy and successful Men’s, Women’s, and Youth World Tournaments set the stage for a National Meeting that looked to the future. Attendance at the National Meeting topped 600 delegates.

The Men’s Major World Series, recognized as the top event in slow pitch softball, was a tremendous and exciting series that proved to compliment some earlier USSSA decisions.

The 1987 season marked the year the USSSA passed 100,000 in total membership, and Al Ciaccia was elected the seventh president. Along with major re-organization, many big events celebrated the historic 20th anniversary of the United States Slo-Pitch Softball Association.

The Association voted to expand to eight divisions, directed by four regions, with a major re-alignment plan to meet future growth needs in 1988.

The USSSA went to bat for a number of programs that year and introduced the first Women’s World Series and World Tournaments for the Men’s B, C, and D Programs. These events pushed the USSSA Travel Fund for teams past $250,000 annually.

The Men’s AA Program was introduced in 1989 and Jim Ports was elected the eighth president of the USSSA. World Championship rings were presented to the Men’s Major World Champions. The USSSA Travel Program was born and American Airlines became the first official airline of the USSSA.

The historic first slow pitch softball tour of the Soviet Union made headlines in 1990 with a 52-member USSSA delegation playing games and giving clinics in Moscow, Leningrad, and Tallinn. The USSSA joined forces with the AICEP, the Association of International Cultural Exchange Programs, to promote slow pitch softball and good will.

Several improvements to the USSSA Hall of Fame Building were completed and new displays added.

The Association headed into 1991 with an expanded specialty program, with World Tournaments added for Black American and Women’s Industrial Programs. Under the AICEP International Tour Program a delegation of USSSA Girls’ Senior Youth teams and coaches headed for the Soviet Union and Sweden for a second tour abroad. Jim Swint became the ninth USSSA National President.

The year 1992 saw big strides being made in the expanded specialty programs. Total Association membership reached 120,300 which included 104,000 teams.

In 1993 the Men’s B, C, and D World Tournaments were increased from 16 to 32 teams in each event and World Tournaments were added in several of the Men’s Masters Program. Tom Raines was elected National President of the Association.

After a banner year in 1994, the Association at its National Meeting, approved a Mixed World Series for the 1995 season. Expansion programs were also made in the Armed Forces, 16-Inch, Masters, and Hispanic programs. Plans were made which launched two new programs, the Native American and the Super Modified Youth.

In 1995 Don DeDonatis was elected to a two year term as National President of the Association.

The USSSA became the first Association to establish a Bat Performance Standard.

In 1996, the Association approved a Mandatory Licensing Program. World Tournament status was given to the Women’s Black American and Men’s Class B Corporate Programs.

The Super Modified Youth Program was replaced with the Girl’s Fast Pitch Youth Program which included World Tournament status.

Player registration became mandatory in the Master’s Senior Programs.

A new Umpire’s cap became mandatory.

An all-out extensive training program was put in motion throughout the nation in anticipation of making 1996 the greatest year ever.

In 1997 with an overwhelming vote at the USSSA National Meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC, the United States Slo-Pitch Softball Association changed their name and became the United States Specialty Sports Association becoming the first multi-sports governing body to oversee slow and fast pitch softball, baseball, basketball and golf. The Men’s B, C, and D World Tournaments were increased from 32 to 48 teams in each event.

In 1998, the realization of the impact of becoming a multi-sports association became a reality. Along with the joy came waves of sorrow throughout the association with the death of our Executive Director and CEO, Al Ramsey. Under Al’s leadership, successes quickly added up. Al Ramsey made USSSA softball what it is today. The Board of Directors immediately named Assistant Executive Director, Don DeDonatis as the new Executive Director and CEO. Robert Boudreaux was elected as the 12th National President of the Association.

In 1999 under new leadership change was the name of the game. From National Headquarters to the Board of Directors and throughout the entire organization, no longer did longevity or seniority play a role. The association was revamped on hard work and determination. Each member of the association now had an opportunity to obtain new titles and positions. Vice-Presidents were named in both baseball and basketball. The USSSA had over 95,000 teams registered with 20,000 of the registrations being from fast-pitch, baseball, basketball and golf. For the first time in the history of the association, Robert Boudreaux was elected a second term as the Associations National President.

In 2000, National Controller Jerry Ellis retires after 30 years of service. USSSA’s legal counsel Larry Palmer gets a long overdue judgeship position leaving him no choice but to break his ties with the Association. USSSA becomes partners with Disney’s Wide World of Sportsä opening exciting doors for the Men’s Major World Series and National Golf Tournament. USSSA perfects their computer system and becomes part of the World Wide Web with their own internet server giving up to date tournament results and rankings. Communication lines are now wide open throughout the country. The B, C, & D World Tournaments are not only expanded to 64 teams but have implemented a policy to give the top team in each state a berth to the appropriate World Tournament.

Needless to say, the history of USSSA represents a “Real Success Story”.

2006 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

2006 held at Orlando, Florida on September 19-21.


Champion – ABS/Team LTP/Easton, Hartly, Maryland
Runner Up – KA Softball/Worth, Chicago, Illinois


  • MVP – Bill Honeycutt, ABS/Team LTP/Easton
  • Defensive MVP – Mike Taylor, ABS/Team LTP/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Mike Rhines, KA Softball/Worth

2007 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “B” WORLD TEAM

  • George Brauer, ABS/Team LTP/Easton
  • Scott Klein, KA Softball/Worth
  • Jamie Mackert, KA Softball/Worth
  • Don Vlcek, KA Softball/Worth
  • Todd Thomas, Sports Center/Worth
  • Jamey Carter, Sports Center/Worth
  • Rocky Ford, Sports Center/Worth
  • Seth Brown, Tangletown/PSI/Worth
  • Jeff Burton, Tangletown/PSI/Worth
  • Brett McCollum, ABS/Team LTP/Easton
  • Will Allen, ABS/Team LTP/Easton
  • Ray Glanden, ABS/Team LTP/Easton
  • Mike Dill, ABS/Team LTP/Easton
  • Lou Mongelli, ABS/Team LTP/Easton
  • Ron Wilson, , ABS/Team LTP/Easton

FINAL STANDINGS

1. ABS/Team LTP/Easton, Hartly, MD (9-1)
2. KA Softball/Worth, Chicago, IL (5-2)
3. Sports Center/Worth, Columbus, MS (5-2)
4. Tangletown/PSI/Worth, Minneapolis, MN (5-2)
5t. Redwood Real Estate/O & S Cattlemen, Lino Lakes, MN (6-2)
5t. Kontoulas/Sunny Side II/Worth, NC (6-2)
7t. H3/Pops Squad, FL (6-2)
7t. Yurmamarocks/RMS, AZ (4-2)
9t. Freeze Concrete/Jas. S. Arnold/BW3/, OH (5-2)
9t. Columbia Heat/Hooters, MO (3-2)
9t. Classic Glass/Easton/DSS, San Jose, CA (2-2)
9t. EAS/Pollards/Easton, Denver, CO (2-2)
13t. Journeymen/Monster Energy/Sidelines, OHN (4-2)
13t. Care Plus EMS/Pearland Posse, Pearland, TX (3-2)
13t. Smith/Combat/DSS Bats, San Jose, CA (3-2)
13t. Katama/Ctusssa, CT (3-2)
17t. BK/Butch’s/Creative Walls/Easton, MI (3-2)
17t. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333, MI (3-2)
17t. J&H Wall/Myth/RMA/MT Crew, MN (3-2)
17t. Checking/Worth, CT (2-2)
17t. Bonecrushers, AR (2-2)
17t. Showcase/Chanticlear Pizza/TPS, MN (2-2)
17t. Angle Inn Easton, MD (2-2)
17t. Laser Vision/Easton/Titan Sports, MA (1-2)
25t. Contractors Capital, Anoka, MN (2-2)
25t. Pole Position, MI (2-2)
25t. RMS, AZ (2-2)
25t. TFS Electric, CO (2-2)
25t. Bay Mountain Air, CA (2-2)
25t. Illustrated Sportswear/Fat City, AR (2-2)
25t. Creative Design/D’Arcys, IL (2-2)
25t. Dobbs & Fox/DV Unloading/Gatorline, WA (1-2)
33t. Tacoma Dodge/Easton, Tacoma, WA (1-2)
33t. KC Trucking/Worth, Weyerhauser, WI (1-2)
33t. Kevitt/Mayslacks/Easton, MN (1-2)
33t. Twisters/Outfit, MO (1-2)
33t. Emerald Coast Connection, FL (1-2)
33t. Storm/Wessel Sports/Nixco/Flanagan, Covington, KY (1-2)
33t. Community Cab/Marty’s Pub/Easton, OH (1-2)
33t. Big Daddy’s/Texas Roadhouse, GA (1-2)
33t. RTI/Worth, OK (1-2)
33t. Taylormade/Titan Erosion/Easton, VA (0-2)
33t. Pure Romance/Easton, OH (0-2)
33t. Cedar Creek, NC (0-2)
33t. Team Elite/Craft Cochran, Waterloo, IA (0-2)
33t. WCS/LCV, CA (0-2)
33t. Kingsmen, VA (0-2)
33t. Sportsdiamond.com, Albertville, MN (0-2)
49t. Team Higher Power, GA (0-2)
49t. EWM/GTL/Combat, WA (0-2)
49t. TNT, NYD (0-2)
49t. Sporting Wood, Houston, TX (0-2)
49t. Walton Construction, FL (0-2)
49t. Allstar Plumbing/CAI/Miken, OK (0-2)
49t. Commando Softball/First Command, FL (0-2)
49t. Rios/Pizzini Sports, Houston, TX (0-2)
49t. A&K Tile/Wessel/Blitz Softball, OH (0-2)

2007 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

Held at Osceola, Florida on September 21-23, 2007.


Champion – Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat, Plymouth, Minnesota
Runner Up – C-Town/American Funding/Redrock/Easton, Boise, Idaho


  • MVP – Dan Yochum, Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat
  • Defensive MVP – Brendt Newbill, C-Town/American Funding/Redrock/Easton, Boise, Idaho
  • Offensive MVP – Chaun Demars, Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat

2007 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “B” WORLD TEAM

  • Jeff Anderson, Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat
  • Matt Kelsey, Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat
  • Geno Burdick, Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat
  • Jeff Burton, Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat
  • Ryan Zenk, Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat
  • Anthony Dress, Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat
  • Brian Fong, C-Town/American Funding/Redrock/Easton
  • Danny Van Daele, C-Town/American Funding/Redrock/Easton
  • Chris Hoshaw, C-Town/American Funding/Redrock/Easton
  • Chris Breer, C-Town/American Funding/Redrock/Easton
  • Mark Urbain, Angle Inn/Easton
  • David Cundiff, Angle Inn/Easton
  • Jackie Rexrode, Angle Inn/Easton
  • Javier Gamboa, Salsa
  • Carl Blank, ATS/Eason

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Showcase/J&H/Chanticlear/Combat, Plymouth, MN (6-0)
2. C-Town/Americanfund./Redrock/Easton, Boise, ID (8-2)
3. Angle Inn/Easton, Glen Burnie, MD (4-2)
4. ATS/Easton, Phoenix, AZ (5-2)
5t. BMA/DSS/Worth, Campbell, CA (3-2)
5t. Team Bud Light/Easton, Canton, MI (3-2)
7t. Yurmamarocks/RMS, Phoenix, AZ (5-2)
7t. WCS/LCV, Northridge, CA (3-2)
9t. Major League/Miken, Gillsville, GA (5-2)
9t. KA Softball, Chicago, IL (4-2)
9t. DO/Butch`s/Tarz Nation, Melvindale, MI (2-2)
9t. Steve’s Drywall/Jeds/R&L Concrete, Perrysburg, OH (2-2)
13t. Katama/CTusssa, Manchester, CT (3-2)
13t. Tapout, Columbia, MO (3-2)
13t. Meyer Logistics/TAI/Elite, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
13t. One Source/Scene/Lotierzos, Scotch Plains, NY (2-2)
17t. Cabbyshack/Magic/Fl Flooring, Plymouth, MA (2-2)
17t. Dawgpack/Wessel Sports/A1 Fabricators, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
17t. Mike Foulks Auto Body/Team Insanity, Covington, KY (2-2)
17t. Wisconsin Worth Softball, Weyerhauser, WI (2-2)
17t. Team Worth, Fort Pierce, FL (2-2)
17t. Freeze/Arnold/JAC/Putters, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Blitz/Watanabe/TTP/Wessel/A&K/Easton, Lawrenceburg, OH (1-2)
17t. Contractors Capital, Brooklyn Center, MN (1-2)
25t. Kevitt/Easton, Brooklyn Center, MN (2-2)
25t. Loveless Hardwood/Conveyor Solution, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
25t. Dabomb Softball, Houston, TX (1-2)
25t. AJS/Easton, Fort Myers, FL (1-2)
25t. RMS Trucking, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
25t. Allstate/Steve O’s/DNR/Easton, Crystal, MN (1-2)
25t. Sportsdiamond/J&H Wall/Worth, Albertville, MN (0-2)
25t. Illustrated Sportswear/Mizuno, Bryant, AR (0-2)
33t. PSI/Worth/Universal/Cr’s, Crystal, MN (1-2)
33t. Red’s Boys/TPS/Classic/Boombah, Covington, KY (0-2)
33t. Hara’s/Casa Group/Worth, Salem, OR (0-2)
33t. Texas Storm, Houston, TX (0-2)
33t. Miller Lite, NC (0-2)
33t. Classic Glass/Easton/DSS, San Jose, CA (0-2)
33t. Checking/Worth, Manchester, CT (0-2)


USSSA Hall of Fame

  • 1980 – Jim Mortl – Milwaukee, WI – Second Base (Milwaukee Electric, Accurate Welding MVP-1971, Marasco’s, Transport Oil)
  • 1981 – Frank Taccone – Rochester, NY – Pitcher (Pace Electronics, Mazzola Castle)
  • 1982 – *Elby Bushong – Phoenix, AZ – Utility (BAM, Kerr-Copperstate, J&R Roofing, Capitol Insulation)
  • 1983 – Glenn Eichelberger – Rochester, NY – Outfielder-Catcher (Pace Electronics, Mazzola Castle)
  • 1984 – Cal Carmen – Detroit, MI – First Base (Dino’s Pizza East MVP-1972, Uniroyal, Mazzola Castle)
  • 1985 – Dick Bartel – San Antonio, TX – Outfielder (C.C. Brick Central MVP-1978, Campbell’s, Howard’s)
  • 1985 – Ron Whittleton – North Hollywood, CA – Manager-Pitcher (Capitol Insulatio West MVP-1980)
  • 1986 – Joe Seymour – Roanoke Rapids, NC – Infielder (Poindexter Lumber, Candyman Bombers, Lenoir Tire)
  • 1987 – *Don Arndt – Sherrills Ford, NC – Pitcher (Howard’s Furniture/Western Steer)
  • 1988 – Mike Cellura – Panorama City, CA – Outfielder (Capitol West MVP-1977, Campbell’s, Howard’s, Jerry’s)
  • 1989 – Bruce Meade – Bradenton, FL – Outfielder-Catcher (Nelson’s, Dave Carroll, Jerry’s MVP-1983, Elite, Smythe Sox, Starpath)
  • 1990 – Dennis (Tippy) Larsen – Action, MA – Pitcher (Played Class-C Softball in Massachusetts)
  • 1991 – Andy Santillo – Rochester, NY – Shortstop (Mazzola Castle)1992 Braxton Speller, Sharpsburg, NC Catcher (Snyder’s Softball Club, Miller High Life)
  • 1993 – Buddy Slater – Bulverde, TX – Pitcher-Manager (Nelson’s, Campbell’s MVP-1980, Howard’s, Elite, Smythe, Ritch’s-Superior)
  • 1994 – Rick Scherr – Denver, NC – First Base (Slinger, Taylor Brothers, Howard’s MVP-1981, Superior/Apollo, Ritch’s-Superior)
  • 1995 – Rick Wheeler – Ontario, CA – Outfielder (Capitol, Elite MVP-1985, Smythe Sox, Ken Michael’s, Ritch’s)
  • 1996 – Doug Brown – Greer, SC – Infielder (Dave Carroll’s, Jerry’s, Elite, Smythe Sox MVP-1986)
  • 1997 – Rick Pinto – Dearborn, MI – Pitcher (Snyder’s Softball Club MVP-1976)
  • 1998 – Clyde Guy – North Carolina – Outfielder (Poindexter, Howard’s, Superior-Apollo MVP-1989)
  • 1999 – Mike Macenko – Brooke Park, OH – Second Base (Steele’s Sports, Ritch’s-Superior)
  • 2000 – Ron Parnell – Highland, CA – Shortstop (Capitol Insulation, Steele’s Sports Def-MVP-1987, Ritch’s-Superior)
  • 2001 – Bill Gatti – Louisville, KY – Catcher (Elite Coatings, Smythe Sox)
  • 2002 – Chuck Maiorana – Macomb, MI – Shortstop (Nikki’s Lounge, Miller, Coors Light, Sunset, Bunca, Nothdurft, Mountain Top)
  • 2003 – Britt Hightower – Katy, TX – Outfield (Smythe Sox, Ritch’s, Ritch’s-Superior, Sunbelt, Long Haul)
  • 2004 – Darrell Beeler – Tulsa, OK – Second Base (Superior/Apollo, Ritch’s-Superior, Sierra/TPS)
  • 2005 – Todd Joerling – Defiance, MO – Shortstop (Bell Corp, Sunbelt, Dan Smith, Jean Shoppe)
  • 2005 – Denny Jones – Clayton, CA – Outfield (Campbell’s Carpets, York Barbell/Ken Sanders, Jerry’s, Capitol Insulation)
  • 2006 – Jeff Hall – Gastonia, NC – Infield (Bell/Easton, Sunbelt, Dan Smith/Menosse/Backman MVP-2000)
  • 2006 – Rusty Bumgardner – Kings Mountain, NC – Second Base (Converter’s, Team TPS, Long Haul/TPS, Resmondo Off-MVP-2006, MVP-2006)
  • 2006 – Bob Louria – Dearborn, MI – Pitcher (Southwest Fabricators, Bunca, People’s Choice TV-Glass, Sunset Technologies)
  • 2007 – Doug Roberson – West Palm Beach, FL – Outfielder (Steele’s Sports, Superior/Apollo, Ritch’s-Superior)
  • 2007 – Jeff Wallace – Phoenix, NY – First Base (Steele’s, Team TPS, Long Haul, Resmondo MVP-2003)
  • 2007 – Brett Helmer – Cicero, NY – First Base (Wessell, Team Easton, Dan Smith, Bell Corp Off-MVP-2006, Smash It Off-MVP-2016)
  • 2008 – Todd Martin – Stoneville, NC – Infielder (Converters, Shen Valley, Team TPS, Resmondo)
  • 2008 – Jason Kendrick – Naples, FL – Outfielder (Sierra, Team TPS, Long Haul MVP-2001, Dan Smith Off-MVP-2002, Resmondo)
  • 2008 – Rick Weiterman – West Bend, WI – Pitcher (Steele’s Sports MVP-1988, Ritch’s-Superior)
  • 2009 – Don Clatterbough – Mechanicsville, VA – Outfielder (Bradley’s, Blanton’s, Kirk’s/Ritch’s, Starpath)
  • 2009 – Andy Purcell – Naples, FL – Pitcher (Sunnyvale Valve, Long Haul/TPS, Resmondo MVP-2003, 2009, 2012, 2014, Def-MVP-2011)
  • 2009 – Dennis Rulli – Moor Park, CA – Shortstop (Long Haul Def-MVP-2000, Chase/Reece Def-MVP-2002, Bell Corp, Resmondo MVP-2009)
  • 2010 – Hank Garris – Naples, FL – Catcher (Bell Corp, Ritch’s/Superior, Team TPS Off-MVP-2000, Dan Smith Off-MVP-2004)
  • 2010 – Howie Krause – Concord, OH – First Base (Hague, Wessell/Hague, Hague/Resmondo, Resmondo/Smith, Resmondo)
  • 2010 – Johnny McCraw – Lake Wylie, SC – Outfielder (Team Easton, Dan Smith MVP-2008, U.S. Vinyl, Team Combat)
  • 2010 – *JC Phelps – Russell Springs, KY – Catcher (Shen Valley, Kluever, Team Stucco, New Construction, Specialty Tank)
  • 2011 – *Craig Elliott – Wadley, AL – Pitcher (Ken Sanders Ford, York Barbell-Ken Sanders, Elite Coatings MVP-1984, Steele’s, Stewarts)
  • 2011 – Dal Beggs – Haines City, FL – Infielder (Dan Smith, Long Haul, Hague/Resmondo, Bell Corp, Resmondo)
  • 2011 – Jimmy Powers – Gaston, NC – Pitcher (Converter’s MVP-1994, Steele’s, Shen Valley, Sunbelt, Ritch’s-Superior, Long Haul, Resmondo)
  • 2012 – *Charles Wright – Columbus, GA – Third Base (Ken Sanders, York-Sanders, Elite, Steele’s, Ritch’s, Ritch’s/Kirk’s, Ritch’s-Superior, Sunbelt)
  • 2012 – Mike Shenk – Ephrata, PA – Third Base (Shen Valley, Lighthouse, Ritch’s-Superior, Team TPS MVP-1998, Team Easton, Long Haul)
  • 2012 – Dave Steffen – Flat Rock, MI – Catcher (Steele’s, Shubin’s, Superior/Apollo, Ritch’s-Superior MVP-1992, Sunbelt)
  • 2012 – Billy Messina – Simi Valley, CA – Pitcher (Dan Smith, Chase, US Vinyl, AM/Las Vegas, Benfield, KME/Chaney’s, Long Haul, Combat, Laservision)
  • 2013 – Larry Carter – Oklahoma City, OK – Outfielder (D’s Alliance, JMW, Labtec/Demarini, Sunnyvale Valve, Hague/Resmondo, Dan Smith)
  • 2013 – Tim Cocco – Cincinnati, OH – Outfielder (Bell Corp Off-MVP-2005, Hague/Resmondo, Chase/Reece MVP-2002, Sunnyvale, Jean Shoppe, Reds, Combat)
  • 2013 – Scott Striebel – Brooklyn Park, MN – Outfielder (Resmondo Def-MVP-2004, MVP-2005, Long Haul)
  • 2014 – *Dirk Androff – Naples, FL – First Base (Steele’s, Ritch’s-Superior MVP-1991)
  • 2014 – Bob Hughes – Jonesboro, AR – Outfielder (Chase, Sunbelt, Alesium, Benfield, Bell Corp, Resmondo)
  • 2014 – Carl Rose – Valdosta, GA – Second Base (Lighthouse MVP-1997, Sunbelt, Williams/Worth Def-MVP-1992, Dan Smith, Hague/Resmondo)
  • 2015 – Bryson Baker – Woodland, CA – Infielder (Resmondo -Conference MVP-2011, Laservision -Conference Championship Off MVP-2014, Smash It)
  • 2015 – Wendell Rickard – Baton Rouge, LA – Catcher (Williams/Worth, Lighthouse, Dan Smith MVP-1999)
  • 2016 – Don Dedonatis III – Kissimmee, FL – Shortstop (Mountain Top, Dan Smith MVP-2004, Resmondo MVP-2010, Def-MVP-2005, Def-MVP-2007, Def-MVP-2012)
  • 2016 – Billy Joe “BJ” Fulk – King, NC – Outfielder (AM/Las Vegas, Specialty Tank, Bell Corp, Long Haul, Resmondo MVP-2011, Off-MVP-2012)
  • 2017 – Scott Nastaly – Canton, MI – Pitcher (Maroadi “A” MVP-2000, Dan Smith)
  • 2017 – Scott Brown – Coon Rapids, MN – Catcher (Pov’s/Walser Chev “AA” MVP-2001, Dan Smith, Bell Corp. Team Combat Off-MVP-2007)
  • 2017 – Scott Kirby – Destin, FL – Outfielder (Bell Corp, Laservision MVP-2012, Smash It MVP-2015)
  • 2018 – Victor Cordova – Tracy, CA (Pov’s/Walser Chev “AA” MVP-2001, Dan Smith, Bell Corp. Team Combat Off-MVP-2007)
  • 2018 – John Keigley – Bakersfield, CA – Pitcher (Bell Corp, Laservision MVP-2012, Smash It MVP-2015)
  • 2019 – Christan Dowling
  • 2019 – Brian Rainwater
  • 2019 – Doug Berfeldt
  • 2020 – Brian Wegman
  • 2020 – Chic Downing

* Deceased

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Dudley/Budweiser USSSA NIT

Held at Central Park in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 1983-Present.


1983

  • Champion – Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
  • Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
  • MVP – Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings (8 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s – 10
  • Batting Leader – Ed Roth, Howard’s – .739

1984

  • Champion – Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
  • Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
  • MVP – no information

1985

  • Champion – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH
  • Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
  • MVP – Mike Nye, Steele’s (17-23) – .739
  • HR Leaders – Craig Elliott, Steele’s (17-21, .810, 30 RBIs) – 9
  • HR Leaders – Mike Macenko, Steele’s (19-25, .760, 16 RBIs) – 9

1986

  • Champion – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH
  • Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
  • MVP – Craig Elliott, Steeles (17 HRs, 26 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Craig Elliott, Steeles – 17

1987

  • Champion – Smythe Sox, Houston, TX
  • Runner Up – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH
  • MVP – Bill Gatti, Smythe Sox (20-25, .800, 10 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Mike Macenko, Steele’s – 24

1988

  • Champion – Superior/Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Starpath – Monticello, KY
  • MVP – Greg Fuhrman, Superior/Apollo (29 hits, 12 HRs)

1989

  • Champion – Superior/Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Runner Up – Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH
  • MVP – Rick Scherr, Superior/Apollo (.829, 16 HRs, 39 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Rick Scherr, Superior/Apollo – 16
  • Batting Leader – Rick Scherr, Superior/Apollo – .829

1990

  • Champion – Superior/Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Runner Up – Starpath, Monticello, KY
  • MVP – Clyde Guy, Superior-Apollo (20-23; .870)
  • HR Leader – Dave Johnson, Starpath (24-29, .828) – 17
  • Batting Leader – Clyde Guy, Superior-Apollo – .870

1991

  • Champion – Ritch’s-Superior, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Runner Up – Bell Corp., Tampa, FL
  • MVP – Charles Wright, Ritch’s-Superior (19-22, .864, 14 HRs)
  • HR Leaders – Monty Tucker, Sunbelt/Worth – 15
  • HR Leaders – Dan Schuck, Bell – 15
  • Batting Leader – Charles Wright, Ritch’s-Superior – .864

1992

  • Champion – Ritch’s-Superior, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Runner Up – Bell Corp., Tampa, FL
  • MVP – Jim Fuller, Ritch’s-Superior (29-32, .906, 20 HRs, 39 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Ernie Montgomery, Steele’s/Sunblet – 23
  • Batting Leader – Greg Schulte, Williams/Worth – .913

1993

  • Champion – Ritch’s-Superior, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Runner Up – Bell Corp., Tampa, FL
  • MVP – Charles Wright, Ritch’s-Superior (28-31, .903, 20 HRs, 30 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Ricky Huggins, Vernon’s – 21
  • Batting Leader – Charles Wright, Ritch’s-Superior – .903

1994

  • Champion – Ritch’s-Superior, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Runner Up – Converters Unlimited/TPS, Kinston, NC
  • MVP – Larry Fredieu, Ritch’s-Superior – (31-33; .939, 22 HRs, 36 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Dave Steffen, Shen Valley (39-46, .848) – 30
  • Batting Leader – Larry Fredieu, Ritch’s-Superior – .939

1995

  • Champion – Bell Corp./Easton, Tampa, FL
  • Runner Up – Shen Valley/TPS, Bridgewater, VA
  • MVP – Greg Cannedy, Bell Corp./Sunbelt (26-33, .788, 8 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Todd Joerling, Bell Corp./Sunbelt (30-39, .789) – 17
  • Batting Leaders – David Crawley, Riverside Paving (12-14) – .857
  • Batting Leaders – John McCraw, Harrison/Power Flite (12-14) – .857

1996

  • Co-Champion – Ritch’s-Superior, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Co-Champion – Sunbelt/Easton, Centerville, GA (Co Champs)
  • MVP – Britt Hightower, Ritch’s-Superior (.15-18, .833, 11 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Jeff Vargo, Whips/Instant Landscaping (27 RBIs) – 13
  • Batting Leader – Rusty Bumgardner, Shen Valley (12-13, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs) – .923

1997

  • Champion – Shen Valley/Taylor, Bridgewater, VA
  • Runner Up – Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
  • MVP – Randall Boone, Shen Valley (35-38, .923, 24 HRs, 51 RBIs)
  • HR Leaders – Randall Boone, Shen Valley – 24 HRs
  • HR Leaders -Dewayne Nevitt, Ritch’s Superior (34-40, .850, 42 RBIs) – 24 HRs
  • Batting Leader – Kenny Carver, Sunbelt/Easton (28-30, 15 HRs) – .933

1998

  • Champion – Sunbelt/Dan Smith, Centerville, GA
  • Runner Up – Team TPS, Louisville, KY
  • MVP – Jeff Hall, Sunbelt (35-37; .946, 17 HRs)
  • HR Leaders – Bobby Gilbert, Sunbelt (30-34, .882, 35 RBIs) – 24
  • HR Leaders – Doug Roberson, TPS (49 RBIs) – 24 HRs
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Hall, Sunbelt – .946

1999

  • Champion – Hendu’s/Long Haul, Albertville, MN
  • Runner Up – Sunnyvale Valve/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA
  • MVP – Todd Volkers, Hendu’s (20-25, .800, 11 HRs)
  • HR Leaders – Dewayne Nevitt, Team TPS (.750, 40 RBIs) – 20
  • HR Leaders – Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (.868) – 20
  • Batting Leaders – Dennis Rulli, JMW/Herbs (27-30, 9 HRs) – .900
  • Batting Leaders – John McCraw, Chase (27-30, 19 HRs) – .900

2000

  • Champion – Team TPS, Louisville, KY
  • Runner Up – R&D/Easton, Lima, OH
  • MVP – Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (31-35, .885, 18 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Dewayne Nevitt, R&D/Easton (.816) – 21
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Wallace, Team TPS – .885
  • Defensive MVP – Todd Joerling, R&D/Easton

2001

  • Champion – Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN
  • Runner Up – Dan Smith/Easton, San Jose, CA
  • MVP – Hank Garris, Long Haul/TPS (30-38, .804, 19 HRs, 49 RBIs)
  • HR Leader -Hank Garris, Long Haul/TPS – 19
  • Batting Leader – Hank Garris, Long Haul/TPS – .804
  • Defensive MVP – Dennis Rulli, Dan Smith/Easton

2002

  • Champion – Dan Smith/Easton, San Jose, CA
  • Runner Up – Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN
  • MVP – Dewayne Nevitt, Dan Smith/Easton (12 HRs)
  • HR Leaders -Hank Garris, Long Haul/TPS (29-35, .857, 37 RBIs) – 16
  • HR Leaders -Rusty Bumgardner, Long Haul/TPS (23-34, .676, 30 RBIs) – 16
  • Batting Leader – Hank Garris, Long Haul/TPS – .857

2003

  • Champion – Dan Smith/Easton, San Jose, CA
  • Runner Up – Alesium/Chase/Reece, Las Vegas, NV
  • MVP – Jeff Hall, Dan Smith/Backman/Mennose/Easton (29-31, .935, 12 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Howie Krause, Resmondo/Hague/Taylor/Sunbelt/Miken – 16
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Hall, Dan Smith/Backman/Mennose/Easton (29-31, 12 HRs) – .935
  • Defensive MVP – Todd Volkers, Alesium/Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton

2004

  • Champion – Dan Smith/Easton, San Jose, CA
  • Runner Up – Resmondo/Taylor’s/K&H, Columbus, OH
  • MVP – Scott Nastally, Dan Smith/Backman/Mennose/Easton (29-40, .725, 7 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Jeff Hall, Dan Smith/Backman/Mennose/Easton (41-44, .932) – 20
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Hall, Dan Smith/Backman/Mennose/Easton – .932
  • Defensive MVP – Andy Purcell, Resmondo/Taylor Brothers/K&H Investments

2005

  • Champion – Bell Corp/Backman, Tampa, FL
  • Runner Up – Resmondo/Smith/Menosse, San Jose, CA
  • MVP – Brett Helmer, Bell Corp/Backman/Taylor/Easton (30-35, .857, 13 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • Batting Leader – Brett Helmer, Bell Corp/Backman – .857
  • Defensive MVP – Scott Striebel, Bell Corp/Backman/Taylor/Easton

2006

  • Champion – Bell Corp/Taylor Bros, Tampa, FL
  • Runner Up – Resmondo – KME, Winter Haven, FL
  • MVP – Brett Helmer, Bell Corp/Taylor/Belcher/Easton (32-37 .865, 8 HRs, 22 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Jimmy Devine, Resmondo – KME Softball (25-31, .806, 27 RBIs) – 13
  • Batting Leader – Marty Malloy, SpecialtyTank/ Stucco/K&G /Worth (21-23, 1 HR) – .913
  • Defensive MVP – Dal Beggs, Resmondo – KME Softball

2007

  • Champion – Resmondo Softball, Winter Haven, FL
  • Runner Up – Team Combat/Benfield/Dalsanders, WA
  • Co MVP – Don DeDonatis III, Resmondo Softball (23-27, .852, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs)
  • Co MVP – Bryson Baker, Resmondo Softball (21-25, .840, 7 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Hank Garris, (24-30, .800, 3 RBIs) – 16
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Wallace, Resmondo Softball – .957
  • Offensive MVP – Jeff Wallace, Resmondo Softball (22-23, .957, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs)
  • Defensive MVP – JD Genter, Team Combat/Benfield/Dalsanders

2008

  • Champion – Dan Smith/Menosse, San Jose, CA
  • Runner Up – Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth, Winter Haven, FL
  • Co-MVP – JD Genter, Dan Smith (27-32, .844, 11 HRs, 27 RBIs)
  • Co-MVP – Jeff McGavin, Dan Smith (28-32, 875, 7 HRs, 23 RBIs)
  • HR Leaders – JD Genter, Dan Smith (27-32, .844, 27 RBIs) – 11
  • HR Leaders – Brett Helmer, Dan Smith (22-33, .667, 24 RBIs) – 11
  • HR Leaders – Jeff Wallace, Resmondo (32-42, .762, 30 RBIs) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Scott Kirby, Dan Smith (30-35, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs) – .857
  • Offensive MVP – Bobby Hughes, Resmondo (34-40, .850, 4 HRs, 18 RBIs)
  • Defensive MVP – Scott Nastally, Dan Smith

2009

  • Champion – Long Haul/Miken, Albertville, MN
  • Runner Up – Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Combat, San Jose, CA
  • MVP – JD Genter, Long Haul/Miken/PhoneMaster (26-31, .839, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Brian Wegman, Dan Smith (38-44, .864, 37 RBIs) – 15
  • Batting Leader – Don DeDonatis, Resmondo (26-29, 1 HR, 4 RBIs) – .897
  • Offensive MVP – not awarded
  • Defensive MVP – Jeff McGavin, Dan Smith

2010

  • Champion – Resmondo/Specialty, Winter Haven, FL
  • Runner Up – Dan Smith/Menosse, San Jose, CA
  • MVP – Greg Connell, Resmondo/Specialty Tank/PhoneMaster (28-33, .848, 7 HRs, 31 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Sam Lopez, GTL Cartel/Worth (22-32, .710, 35 RBIs) – 13
  • Batting Leader – Brian Justice, Aubrey’s/TaylorMade (28-32, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs)- .875
  • Offensive MVP – not awarded
  • Defensive MVP – Rick Baker, Dan Smith

2011

  • Champion – Resmondo-Specialty, Winter Haven, FL
  • Runner Up – GTL Cartel/DeMarini, Othello, WA
  • MVP – Bryson Baker, Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth (34-39, .872, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs, 30 Runs)
  • HR Leaders – Greg Connell, Resmondo-Specialty Tank (31-39, .795, 42 RBIs, 28 Runs) – 12
  • HR Leaders – Brian Wegman, Team Combat/LaserVision (31-40, .775, 26 RBIs, 26 Runs) – 12
  • HR Leaders – Jeremy Isenhower, Resmondo-Specialty Tank , (25-34, .736, 30 RBIs, 23 Runs) – 12
  • Batting Leader – Rusty Bumgardner, Resmondo-Specialty Tank (27-30, 7 HRs, 23 RBIs, 22 Runs) – .900
  • Offensive MVP – not awarded
  • Defensive MVP – Matt Pesso, GTL Cartel

2012

  • Champion – Resmondo-Specialty, Winter Haven, FL
  • Runner Up – Nordkap/Desert Falls/Easton, UT
  • MVP – Tim Howard, Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth
  • Offensive MVP – JD Genter, Nordkap/Desert Falls/Easton
  • Defensive MVP – Brett McCollum, Nordkap/Desert Falls/Easton

2013

  • Champion – Resmondo/Specialty Tank, Winter Haven, FL
  • Runner Up – Laservision/Desertfalls/Boombah/Easton, Cicero, NY

For 2014-2019 results, click on the link for the season and view the tournament results

2014 http://web.usssa.com/sports/ConferenceUSSSA.asp?WTD=33&SeasonID=18
2015 http://web.usssa.com/sports/ConferenceUSSSA.asp?WTD=33&SeasonID=19
2016 http://web.usssa.com/sports/ConferenceUSSSA.asp?WTD=33&SeasonID=20
2017 http://web.usssa.com/sports/ConferenceUSSSA.asp?WTD=33&SeasonID=21


2018

  • Champion – Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon, Medina, MN
  • Runner Up – TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken, Charlotte, NC
  • MVP – Curtis Stewart, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
  • Offensive MVP
  • Defensive MVP – Brandon Newman, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon

2019

  • Champion – TDB/Racks/Athlon, NC
  • Runner Up – Smashit/Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg, Chicago, IL
  • MVP – Everett Williams, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Offensive MVP – Brad Tabler, Smashit/Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg
  • Defensive MVP – Alexander Montano, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Defensive MVP – Luis Reyna, TDB/Racks/Athlon

2019 USSSA All Conference Awards

  • MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Ryan Harvey, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • DEFENSIVE MVP – Kevin Bazat, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
  • OFFENSIVE MVP – Josh Riley, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • HOME RUN CHAMPION – Ryan Harvey, TDB/Racks/Athlon (150)
  • BATTING AVG – ON BASE – Josh Riley, TDB/Racks/Athlon (.786)
  • ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Jordan Blanchette, Riot/Hub’s Pub/Klutch/A&A Utility
  • FRANK WEBB MGR AWARD – not listed or not awarded
  • JOHN GLIDEWELL AWARD – Matt McGowan, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
  • AWARD OF MERIT – Saul Simpson, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
  • DUANE POSAVETZ UMPIRE OF THE YEAR – Eric “Slim” Rice
  • ROOKIE UMPIRE OF THE YEAR – Dallas Maag

CONFERENCE USSSA FIRST TEAM

  • Pitcher -Andy Purcell, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Pitcher – Travis Clark, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
  • Catcher – Josh Riley, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Catcher – Ryan Harvey, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Catcher – Chad Mullins, Bay Area/Rapid Fire/Bad Draw/Easton
  • Catcher – Curtis Stewart, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
  • Utility IF – Dylan Smith, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
  • First Base – Jason Martel, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • First Base – Kyle Pearson, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
  • First Base – Brett McCollum, Pure Sports
  • Second Base – Kyle Pearson, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Second Base – Greg Connell, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
  • Second Base – Steven Lloyd, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Second Base – Jared Hunt, Pure Sports
  • Second Base – Jeff Flood, Smash It/Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg
  • Third Base – Bryson Baker, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Third Base – Bubba Mack, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
  • Third Base – Dale Brungardt, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Third Base – John Williams, SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Anarchy/OA
  • Shortstop – Cory Briggs, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
  • Shortstop – Jo Jo Bennett, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Middle Infield – Luis Reyna, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Outfield – Everett Williams, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Outfield – Brian Zirkle, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Outfield – Brian Wegman, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
  • Outfield – Jeremy Yates, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
  • Outfield – Andrew Collins, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Outfield – Jason Matusik, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Outfield – Tyler Marshburn, Bay Area/Rapid Fire/Bad Draw/Easton
  • Outfield – Brad Lunda, Smash It/Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg
  • Outfield – Filip Washington, SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Anarchy/OA

CONFERENCE USSSA SECOND TEAM

  • Pitcher – Bill Pinkham, Bay Area/Rapid Fire/Bad Draw/Easton
  • Pitcher – Justin Mucciarelli, Pure Sports
  • Pitcher – Andrew Vitcak, Smash It/Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg
  • Pitcher – Danny Evans, SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Anarchy/OA
  • Pitcher – John Dombrowski, MPT Rentals/EVO9X
  • Pitcher – David Bare, Tradesmen/LS/Spiderz/Hang Rite
  • Pitcher – Roderick Armour, Primetime/Evolution/FAI/Easton
  • Catcher – Argen Dodds, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • First Base – Shannon Smith, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
  • First Base – David Kessler, Smash It/Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg
  • First Base – Steven Lopez, Newbreed/Cutter LLC
  • Third Base – Brady Stewart, Bay Area Legends
  • Middle Infield – Zane Migues, Nightmare/Miken
  • Middle Infield – Adam Ussery, Newbreed/Cutter LLC
  • Middle Infield – Tyler Wiles, Tradesmen/LS/Spiderz/Hang Rite
  • Outfield – Dan Kirkwood, Pure Sports
  • Outfield – Matt Schrage, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
  • Outfield – Kyle Olsen, SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Anarchy/OA
  • Outfield – Phil Matte, Nightmare/Miken
  • Outfield – Woodrow Darling, MPT Rentals/EVO9X
  • Outfield – Scott Hartling, Riot/Hub’s Pub/Klutch/A&A Utility
  • Outfield – Sal Formosa, Rebel Sports/TN/Troupe/M24/Game Brand
  • Outfield – Brandon Hooks, Baugh Ford/Kut4/OI/Miken/Worth
  • Outfield – Ben Dunn, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Manager – Mark Carucci, MPT Rentals/EVO9X

2019 USSSA B Men’s Slow Pitch Worlds

2019 held at Viera, Florida on September 19-21.


Champion – SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics, Cincinnati, OH
Runner Up – Wood Law/Olmito Heat/Club Chill, Dallas, TX


  • MVP – Ryan Johns, SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics
  • Offensive MVP – Ryan Honecutt, Wood Law/Olmito Heat/Club Chill
  • Defensive MVP – William Malovrh, SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics

USSSA B ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Mario Moralez, Oilers/CRA/Goosehead/Knighten/Mojo
  • Larry Juarez, Jr., Oilers/CRA/Goosehead/Knighten/Mojo
  • Brandyn Dunham, SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics
  • Joshua Choate, Wood Law/Olmito Heat/Club Chill
  • Ryan Mullen, SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics
  • Justin Gregory, SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics
  • Harley Page, Starkey/Gorillas
  • Chris Baker, SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics
  • Nick Vanstratten, Starkey/Gorillas
  • Nicholas Shay, Wood Law/Olmito Heat/Club Chill
  • Ryan Riddle, Wood Law/Olmito Heat/Club Chill
  • Tyrone Wallace, Starkey/Gorillas
  • Jacob Boggess, SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics
  • Scott Creekmore, SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics
  • James Wooster, Wood Law/Olmito Heat/Club Chill

FINAL STANDINGS

1. SVC/Miken/Worth/Grizzy Athletics, Cincinnati, OH (6-0)
2. Wood Law/Olmito Heat/Club Chill, Dallas, TX (6-2)
3. Starkey/Gorillas, Kansas City, MO (5-2)
4. Oilers/CRA/Goosehead/Knighten/Mojo, Houston, TX (4-2)
5t. Westpoint Softball, Noblesville, IN (4-2)
5t. TRU/Selling Virginia/Easton/CAGear, Fairfax, VA (4-2)
7t. P&P 333/CMT/Koval/Arsenal, Lansing, MI (5-2)
7t. Brew Crew/ARGM/Easton, Euless, TX (3-2)
9t. Kut4 Sports/OI Livingston/Worth GA (4-2)
9t. Russell’s Paint & Body/Worth/Miken, Longwood, FL (3-2)
9t. Evolution/Compressor Services/S2N, Crystal Lake, IL (3-2)
9t. Miller Time/Smash It NW, Olympia, WA (3-2)
13t. RDD/S&S/Easton, Enfield, CT (3-2)
13t. APC Athletics, Poway, CA (2-2)
13t. Dirty Sports/Express Athletics WA (2-2)
13t. Belly’s/Headlines/Durbin Bowl, St. Leon, IN (2-2)
17t. Infamous/Saltriot/Miken, Denver CO (1-2)
17t. Smoke/FRS/Complete/Topnotch, Denver CO (1-2)
17t. Evolution/Compressor Services/S2N, Peoria, IL (1-2)
17t. J&I/Westcoast, Olympia, WA (2-2)
17t. Exclusive, San Francisco, CA (1-2)
17t. SAL-8/LA Lawns/Webb Plumbing, Sutherlin, VA (2-2)
17t. Deluxe Athletic Brand/EAS, Denver, CO (2-2)
17t. Goonies/Berry Concrete Cutting, Ogden, UT (2-2)
25t. Checking, East Haven, CT (1-2)
25t. Swiing Kiingz/OA/Iconic/Spiderz, Maryville, IL (1-2)
25t. B&B Drywall, Gardner, KS (1-2)
25t. Cheap Suits/Republic Realty/CDZ App, Stockton, CA (0-2)
25t. L&S Glass, San Jose, CA (0-2)
25t. Fish Head/Cla/Baf Sports MD (1-2)
25t. CBS/Klutch/Miken FL (1-2)
25t. Magz Premier CA (1-2)
33t. Whut It Dew TX (0-2)
33t. Lockdown Sports Lawmen VA (0-2)
33t. Roll One CO (0-2)
33t. D2E Trailers/ASP, GA (0-2)
33t. GMS/Category 5 MI (0-2)
33t. CTC/National Gold/Reflections RI (0-2)
33t. IBR/First Legal/Top Notch Athletics CA (0-2)

2019 USSSA Men’s Major World Series

2019 held at Viera, Florida on September 18-21.


Champion – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI, San Jose, California
Runner Up – Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H. Auto, Winter Haven, Florida


This was the 49th annual version of the Major World Series. Andrew Collins hit 18 home runs this year at the MWS and that is believed to be a HR record since USSSA put the MWS on baseball sized fields.


  • Co-MVP – Joe Bennett, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI (16 HR, 28 RBI)
  • Co-MVP – Andrew Collins, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Offensive MVP – Brian Wegman, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H. Auto (17 HR, 33 RBI)
  • HR Champion – Andrew Collins, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI (18)
  • Gold Glove – Ben Dunn, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Manager – Steven Smith, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Steven Lloyd, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Brian Wegman, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H. Auto
  • Josh Reilly, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Daniel Cayton, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Curtis Stewart, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
  • Jason Matusik, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Bubba Mack, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H. Auto
  • Chad Mullins, Bayarea/Rapid Fire/Bad Draw/Easton
  • Joe Bennett, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Steele Lewis, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Ryan Harvey, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Kyle Olson, SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Anarchy/OA
  • Andrew Collins, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Patrick Ellwanger, Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H. Auto
  • Everett Williams, TDB/Racks/Athlon
  • Scott Hartling, Riot/Hub’s Pub/Klutch/A&A Utility
  • Ben Dunn, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Chris Anninos, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
  • Travis Clark, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Adam Ussery, Newbreed/Cutter LLC
  • Argen Dodds, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI, San Jose, CA (5-1)
2. Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H. Auto, Winter Haven, FL (6-2)
3. TDB/Racks/Athlon, Charlotte, NC (3-2)
4t. Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon, Medina, MN (4-2)
5t. SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Anarchy/OA, Rochester, NY (3-2)
5t. Bayarea/Rapid Fire/Bad Draw/Easton, Oakland, CA (2-2)
7t. Newbreed/Cutter LLC, Seattle, WA (3-2)
7t. Riot/Hub’s Pub/Klutch/A&A Utility, Tampa, FL (2-2)
9t. Smash It/Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg, Downers Grove, IL (1-2)
9t. Pure Sports, Goose Creek, SC (1-2)
9t. MPT Rentals/Evo9X, Manahawkin, NJ (1-2)
9t. Nightmare/Miken, Branson MO (1-2)
13t. Primetime/Evolution/FAI/Easton, GA (1-2)
13t. Tradesmen/LS/Spiderz/Hang Rite, Havelock, NC (1-2)
13t. Baugh Ford/Kut4/OI/Miken/Worth, Peachtree City, GA (1-2)
13t. Rebelsports/TN/Troupe/M24/Gamebrand, Dearborn, MI (0-2)
17t. Sportsreach, Campbellsville, KY (0-2)
17t. Militia/Treedem/Riot/Vetsports, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)