Category: USSSA Major Slow Pitch

1974 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1974 held on August 24-26 at Howarth Park and Burbank Park in Pinole, California.


Champion – Dino’s Pizza, Detroit, Michigan
Runner Up – Bay Area Merchants (BAM), Richmond, California


Pace Electronics started to make a statement on the very first night of the tournament as they upset Defending Champ, Bay Area Merchants from Richmond CA by a 10-8 score. Winning Pitcher Frank Tacone was 4-4 to lead the Pace squad. Glen Eichelberger hit a 3-run homer for Pace. This dropped BAM into the losers bracket. There, they won five straight games by a combined score of 114-48. Included in those wins were victories over Pace 20-13 (Pace finished in 3rd place) and then 15-9 over Dino’s Pizza in the first game of the finals. Dino’s came back and won the final championship game 10-5 behind the Pitching and Hitting of Joe Patti. Patti went 2-4 in the final game and surrendered only 11 hits to a team that had previously collected 100 hits in it five game winning streak. Tasso Runeliotis had a big 3-run homer to lead Dino’s.

1973 East, Central, West World Champs and Runner-ups along with the 1973 World Series Champ played an 8 team double elimination tournament.

The process of determining the World Series participants the prior year has ended. The East, Central an West Worlds will now be held in the same year as the World Series. To catch up for the 1974 Regional World Champs, the 1975 World Series would include the 1974 East, Central and West World Champs along with the 1975 East., Central and West World Champs along with the 1974 Defending Champion and the Host team.

By winning the 1974 World Series, Dino’s, who became Uniroyal—-(QUALIFIED for 1975 WORLD SERIES)


  • MVP – Joe Patti, Dino’s Pizza (10-16, .625, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Elby Bushong – (15-29, .529, 17 RBIs, 11 Runs)  – 8
  • Home Run Leader – Tom Sandau, BAM (20-29, .670, 16 RBIs, 15 Runs) – 8
  • Batting Leader – John Morris, BAM- (15-21, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs) – .714

All-World Team

No All-World Team was selected  – The East and West selected All World Teams in their respective tournaments, the Central did not.


1974 World Series Stats (at least 12 ABs)

  • John Morris, BAM (15-21,. 714, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Tom Sandau, BAM (20-29, .690, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Bob Woodruff, Capitol (8-12, .667, 1 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Joe Patti, Dino’s (10-16, .625, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 9 Runs) – Also 4-1 Pitching
  • Lou Smith, BAM (16-26, .615, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Frank Tacone, Pace (9-15, .600, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Dan Murphy, Dino’s (10-17, .588, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Glen Eichelberger, Pace (8-14, .571, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Tasso Runeliotis, Dino’s (11-20, .550, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Charlie Pierce, BAM (17-28, .533, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Phil Higgins, Slinger (8-15, .533, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bob Rodwell, Dino’s (8-15, .533, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Steve Ehlke, Slinger (8-15, .533, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, BAM (15-29, .529, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Jerry Gilbreath, BAM (14-27, .519, 4 HRs, 18 RBIs, 12 Runs) – also 3-0 Pitching
  • Frank Coppa, BAM (13-27, .481, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Marv VanCurran, BAM (13-29, .449, 3 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Larry Shephard, BAM (11-30, .366, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Cal Carman, Dino’s (7-21, .333, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Rick Scherr, Slinger (6-9, .667, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Bob Mittleberger, Dino’s (5-10, .500, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Hank Kosmala, Capitol (5-11, .455, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Andy Santillo, Pace (5-11, .455, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Jerry Johnston, Dino’s (6-17, .352, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 6 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS
1. Dino’s Pizza, Detroit, MI (4-1)
2. Bay Area Merchants, Richmond, CA (5-2)
3. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY (2-2)
4. Slinger Foundry, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
5t. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA (1-2)
5t. Chandler Redi-Mix, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
7t. Croton Dukes, New Castle, PA (0-2)
7t. Thurmer’s Bar, St. Louis, MO (0-2)

1973 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1973 held at Southgate, Michigan.


1972 East World Champ played the 1972 West World Champ in the 1973 World Series best of 7 series Bay Area Merchants-BAM of Richmond, CA —– defeated —– Dino’s Pizza  of Detroit, MI (4 games to 2)

Bay Area Merchants or BAM as they preferred to be called made history becoming the first Western team to win the USSSA World Series. BAM had to overcome the powerful hitting of Dino’s Pizza. And they did that by matching them blow for blow. Dinos ended up with 12 Home Runs and BAM had 11. BAM outscored their rivals 58-41 in the 6 game series. Electrfying Charlie Pierce was amazing as he led BAM to the title with his 13-22 hitting performance. He also covered half the outfield himself with his roadrunner type speed. Big Ed Green supplied the power for BAM with 3 titanic blasts. Dino’s Cal Carman and Jerry Johnston both had terrific series for Dino’s. Carman was 9-14 and also walked 9 times as well. Hed led the series in homers with 5. Johnston’s .684 batting average was also tops. Pierce hit when it counted most in the last two games he was 6-8 to lead the team.


  • MVP – Charles Pierce, BAM (13-22, .592, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Cal Carmen, Dino’s (9-14, .643, 8 RBI, 9 Runs) – 5
  • Batting Leader – Jerry Johnson, Dino’s – (13-19, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 7 Runs) – .684

ALL WORLD TEAM

No All-World Team was selected – just a best of 7 series between 2 teams. The East and West selected All World Teams in their respective Tournaments.


SCORES

Game 1 – Bay Area Merchants 15 vs. Dino’s Pizza 11 – Charlie Pierce was 3-3 with 2 HR for BAM; Cal Carmen of Dino’s was 4-4 with 3 HR.

Game 2 – Dino’s Pizza 5 vs. Bay Area Merchants 2 – Cal Carmen was 2-2 with 2 HR and 3 RBI for Dino’s; Marv VanCurran was 3-3 for BAM.

Game 3 – Bay Area Merchants 17 vs. Dino’s Pizza 5 – Al Green and Jim Heflin combined for 5 hits and 7 RBIs for BAM; Joe Patti was 3-4 to lead Dino’s

Game 4 – Dino’s Pizza 15 vs. Bay Area Merchants 14 – Joe Theisen was 4-4 with 2 HR for Dino’s; Mike Matthews was 3-4 with 4 RBI for BAM

Game 5 – Bay Area Merchants 6 vs. Dino’s Pizza 2 – Charlie Pierce was 4-4 with a HR for BAM; Joe Patti and Dan Murphy had an RBI each for Dino’s

Game 6 – Bay Area Merchants 4 vs. Dino’s Pizza 3 – Charlie Pierce was 2-4 to lead BAM; Jerry Johnston was 3-3 to lead Dino’s.


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Bay Area Merchants, Richmond, CA (4-2)
2. Dino’s Pizza, Detroit, MI (2-4)


1973 World Series Stats (at least 10 AB)

  • Jerry Johnson, Dino’s 13-19, .684, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • Cal Carmen, Dino’s (9-14, .643, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Charlie Pierce, BAM (13-22, .591, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • Dan Murphy, Dino’s (7-12, .583, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Al Smith, BAM (8-16, .500, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Jim Heflin, BAM (10-21, .476, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Steve Anderson, BAM (7-15, .467, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Joe Patti, Dino’s (9-20, 0 HRs, 4 RBI, 6 Runs) – Also 1-3 Pitching
  • Marv VanCurran, BAM (9-20, .450, 3 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Ed Green, BAM (9-21, .429, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Larry Shephard, BAM (9-21, .429, 5 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • Unknown Klinger, Dino’s (8-19, .421, 2 Runs)
  • Jerry Gilbreath, BAM (5-12, .417, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Chuck Carcium, Dino’s (5-13, .365, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 7 Runs) – Also 1-1 Pitching
  • Frank Coppa, BAM (7-19, .368, 4 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Mike Matthews, BAM (7-21, .333, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 6 Runs) – Also 4-2 Pitching
  • Joe Theisen, Dino’s (6-19, .316, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Jim Halsip, Dino’s (3-13, .231, 2 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • George White, Dino’s (3-13, .231, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • John Morris, BAM (2-13, .154, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Mario Borrocci, Dino’s (1-10, .100, 1 RBI)

By winning the 1973 World Series, BAM (QUALIFIED for 1974 WORLD SERIES)


1973 East Worlds – Southgate, Michigan.

Champion – Croten Dukes, New Castle, Pennsylvania
Runner Up
– Dino’s Pizza, Detroit, Michigan


East MVP – Carl Pia, Croten Dukes (15-20, .750, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 6-0 Pitching)
East HR Leader – Dave Thayer, Snyder’s (22-33, .667, 22 RBI) –  10
East Batting Leader – Carl Pia, Croten Dukes – .750


USSSA EAST ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Carl Pia, Croten Dukes (15-20, .750, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 6-0 Pitching)
  • Pitcher – Cal Carmen, Dino’s Pizza (12-25, .480, 5 HR, 12 RBI)
  • Catcher – Frank Taccone, Pace Electronics (11-23, .470, 7 HR, 8 RBI)
  • Catcher – John Pierog, Iron Dukes (11-18, .611, 8 RBI)
  • First Base – Emory Lucas, Rolling Hills (14-26, .538, 8 RBI)
  • Second Base – Joe Patti, Dino’s Pizza (14-27, .519, 2 HR, 10 RBI)
  • Third Base – Doug Gerdes, Snyder’s (21-33, .636, 9 HR, 27 RBI)
  • Third Base – Micky Annarella, Croten Dukes (10-19, .526, 7 RBI)
  • Shortstop – Randy Huey, Croten Dukes (13-21, .619, 4 RBI)
  • Outfield – Dave Thayer, Snyder’s (22-33, .667, 10 HR, 22 RBI)
  • Outfield – Ron Blaessig, Pace Electronics (15-22, .682, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
  • Outfield – Glenn Eichelberger, Pace Electronics (17-29, .586, 7 HR, 18 RBI)
  • Outfield – Joe Thieson, Dino’s Pizza (14-30, .467, 5 HR, 10 RBI)

FINAL STANDINGS

(top-10 listed only, 39 teams played)

1. Croten Dukes, New Castle, PA (6-0) *QUALIFIED for 1974 WORLD SERIES
2. Dino’s Pizza, Detroit, MI (6-2) *QUALIFIED for 1974 WORLD SERIES
3. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY (6-2) *QUALIFIED for 1974 WORLD SERIES
4. Snyder’s Masonary, Redford, MI (6-2)
5t. Rolling Hills, Covington, KY (5-2)
5t. Iron Dukes, New Castle, PA (4-2)
7t. Marasco’s V.F., Milwaukee, WI (4-2)
7t. S&S Builders, New Albany, IN (3-2)
9t. Krivan Club, Springdale, PA (3-2)
9t. Sixth Ward, Pittsburgh, PA (3-2)


1973 USSSA CENTRAL WORLDS (actually held in early 1974)

Champion – Red Bud, Illinois
Runner Up – Slinger Foundry, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Third Place – Thurmers Bar, St. Louis, Missouri


Central MVP – Phil Higgins, Slinger Foundry
Central HR Leader – no info
Central Batting Leader – no info


No Central All-Tournament Team was named, only the MVP


1973 Central World Tournament Standings (only 2 teams played in a special playoff to determine the Central Champ)

1. Slinger Foundry, Milwaukee, WI (2-0) *QUALIFIED for 1974 WORLD SERIES
2. Thurmers Bar, St. Louis, MO (0-2) *QUALIFIED for 1974 WORLD SERIES


1973 West Worlds held at Tempe, AZ

Champion – Double Tree Inn, Phoenix, Arizona
Runner Up
– Association, Orange County, California


The Double Tree Inn squad from Phoenix had to win just one more game to win the championship. The Association had other ideas as they took the first game of the final by a 4-3 score to force the final championship game. Third Basemen Bailey had 2 hits to back the pitching of Crawford, the Association’s Pitcher. That was the Association’s 10th game of the tournament. The Phoenix squad came through to capture the final game 13-2. Steve Rogers was 4-5 to lead the Double Tree Offense. Third Basemen Don Jackson who went 2-4 was the defensive star as he made stop after stop to thwart many an extra base hit.


  • West MVP – Don Jackson, Double Tree Inn (10-23, .435)
  • West HR Leader – Jerry Gilbreath, CBAC (12-19, .632) –  8
  • West Batting Leader – Jack Beavers, Goettl’s Metals (11-16) – .688

USSSA WEST ALL-WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Jerry Gilbreath, CBAC (12-19, .632, 8 HR)
  • Catcher – Mike Cox, Association (12-28, .429, 1 HR)
  • Infield – Jack Beavers, Goettl’s (11-16, .688)
  • Infield- Dave Walski,  Road Runners (10-16, .625)
  • Infield- Lou Smith, Road Runners (8-18, .444, 2 HR)
  • Third Base – Don Jackson, Double Tree Inn (10-23, .435)
  • Outfield – Lee Elder, Double Tree Inn (11-24, .458)
  • Outfield – Bob Woodroof,  Association (15-30, .500)
  • Outfield – Dan Furnald, CBAC (12-20, .600)
  • Outfield – Mike Watson, Bemco (14-22, .636)

FINAL STANDINGS (top-8 listed only, 33 teams played)

1. Double Tree Inn, Phoenix, AZ (6-1) (went to 1974 World Series with new sponsor Chandler Redi-Mix)(QUALIFIED for 1974 WORLD SERIES)
2. Association, Orange County, CA (9-2)  (went to 1974 World Series with new sponsor Capitol Insulation)(QUALIFIED for 1974 WORLD SERIES)
3. Road Runners, Pamona, CA (5-2)
4. CBAC, San Gabriel Valley, CA (6-2)
5t. Bemco, Industry, CA (3-2)
5t. Goettl’s Metals, Mesa, AZ (3-2)
7t. Allen Cleaners, Phoenix, AZ (3-2)
7t. Danny’s Bar, Las Vegas, NV (4-2)

1972 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1972 held at Oak Creek, Wisconsin.


1971 East World Champ played the 1971 West World Champ in the 1972 World Series best of 7 series Marasco Variety Faire of Milwaukee, WI defeated the Big Apple of Phoenix, AZ (4 games to 1).

The big story in this World Series is that the West managed to win a game. Vero McKinn hurled a brilliant 5 hitter to defeat Marasco’s 2-1 in the sceond game. He helped his own cause by going 1-3. Other than that, it was all Marasco’s on Offense. They out scored Big Apple 48 to 10 in the four games they won. The hitting of Dick Polgar, Jim Mortl, John Wegner, Ted Budny, George Mortl, Daryl Greenmeier and Carl Bruce was jus too much for Big Apple to deal with. These seven players were a total of 66-97 for a .680 clip. They also drove in 34 of the total 49 runs scored by  Marasco’s in the five games. Big Apple’s Team Batting Average was .276 (40-145).


  • MVP – Dick Polgar, Marasco’s (10-19, 526, 5 RBIs)
  • Home Run Leader – none were hit
  • Batting Leader – George Mortl – Marasco’s (9-14) – .643

USSSA ALL WORLD TEAM

No All-World Team was selected – just a best of 7 series between 2 teams. The East and West selected All World Teams in their respective Tournaments.


Game Scores

  • Game 1 – Marasco’s Variety Faire 13 vs. Big Apple 5 – Darryl Greenmeier and Ted Budny were both 3-3 for Marasco; Pitcher Vero McKinn was 2-4 for Big Apple.
  • Game 2 – Big Apple 2 vs. Marasco’s Variety Faire 1- Vero McKinn was 1-3 and pitched a 5-hitter for Big Apple. Pitcher Jack Moser drove in the only run for Marasco.
  • Game 3 – Marasco’s Variety Faire 12 vs. Big Apple 3 – Greenmeier, Jim Mortl, Dick Polgar and Jack Baird all had 3 hits for Marasco. Vero McKinn had the only RBI for Big Apple.
  • Game 4 – Marasco’s Variety Faire 12 vs. Big Apple 1 – Once again, it was Jim Mortl and Dick Polgar with 3 hits apiece. McKinn and Calderon each had 2 hits for Big Apple
  • Game 5 – Marasco’s Variety Faire 11 vs. Big Apple 1 – George Mortl and Carl Bruce were both 3-3 and combined for 5 RBIs. Richard Lopez was 3-3 for Big Apple.

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Marasco’s Variety Faire, Milwaukee, WI (4-1)
2. Big Apple, Phoenix, AZ (1-4)


1972 World Series Stats (at least 10 ABs)

  • George Mortl, Marasco (9-14, .643, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Ted Budny, Marasco (7-11, .636, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • John Wegner, Marasco (8-14, .571, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Dick Polgar, Marasco (10-19, .526, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Jim Mortl, Marasco (10-20, .500, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Sal Martinez, Big Apple (5-10, .500, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Daryl Greenmeier, Marasco, (6-14, .429, 1 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Carl Bruce, Marasco (6-15, .400, 6 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Alex Calderon, Big Apple (6-17, .353, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Vero McKinn, Big Apple (5-16, .313, 1 RBI, 1 Run)
  • George Leon, Big Apple (4-13, .308, 2 Runs)
  • Dennis Meadow, Big Apple (3-11, .273, 1 Run)
  • Richard Lopez, Big Apple (4-15, .267, 1 RBI, 1 Run) – Also 1-4 Pitching
  • Jack Baird, Marasco (4-16, .250, 3 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Joe Conteras, Big Apple (3-14, .214, 1 Run)
  • Birdie Murillo, Big Apple (2-10, .200, 2 Runs)
  • Vince Peralta, Big Apple (1-14, .071, 1 Run)
  • Jack Moser, Marasco (2-1 Pitching)
  • Jim Cody, Marasco (2-0 Pitching)

1972 East Worlds – Petersburg, Virginia.


Champion – Dino’s Pizza, Detroit, Michigan
Runner Up – Rolling Hills, Covington, Kentucky


Rolling Hills of Kentucky lost to Dino’s and was sent to the loser’s bracket. Snyder’s of Detroit and Dino’s of Detroit (both play in the same league incidently) Squared off in the Winner’s Bracket final. The two teams combined for 14 HRs as Dino’s defeated Snyders 24-15. Rolling Hill’s eliminated Mertz Bake Shoppe of Oak Park Michigan in a defensive struggle 3-1 to advance to play Snyders with the winner getting another crack at Dino’s. Rolling Hills prevailed 16-9 to advance to the Championship game. Jerry Johnston of Dino’s was 3-4 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs to lead Snyders to a 13-10 title clinching victory. Jim Haislip and Joe Theison both went 2-4 with homers to help Pitcher Cal Carman nail down the victory. Rolling Hills was led by Sonny Rider’s 3-4 performance.


  • East MVP – Cal Carmen, Dino’s Pizza (.740, 8 HRs)
  • East HR Leader – Tom Louria, Snyder’s – 10
  • East Batting Leader – Cal Carmen, Dino’s Pizza – .740

1972 USSSA EAST ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Cal Carmen, Dino’s Pizza (.740, 8 HRs)
  • Catcher – John Hinds, Snyder’s (.627, 9 HRs)
  • First Base – Hudson Knock, Rolling Hills
  • Second Base – Jerry Johnson, Dino’s Pizza
  • Third Base – Dave Holt, 5&10 Tap
  • Shortstop – Jim Taliseky, Dino’s Pizza
  • Infield – Hank Cluess, Pinters Net
  • Outfield – Joe Thiesan, Dino’s Pizza
  • Outfield – Bill Schlessinger, Century Tire
  • Outfield – Jim Haislip, Dino’s Pizza
  • Outfield – Tom Louria, Snyder’s (.654, 10 HRs)
  • Utility – Dave McLanger, Mertz Bake Shop
  • Utility – Jim Gum, Rolling Hills

FINAL STANDINGS (top-10 listed only, 58 teams played)

1. Dino’s Pizza, Detroit, MI 7-0
2. Rolling Hills, Covington, KY 7-2
3. Snyder’s, Redford, MI 7-2
4. Mertz Bake Shop, Oak Park, MI 7-2
5. Century Tire, Cincinnati, OH 5-2
6. Pinter’s Nets, Long Island, NY 4-2
7. Builders Hardware, Milwaukee, WI 6-2
8. Iron Dukes, New Castle, PA 4-2
9. Knights of St. John, Louisville, KY 4-2
10. Milwaukee Commandos, Milwaukee, WI 3-2


1972 West Worlds held at Sun City, Arizona.


Champion – Gonzales Mexican Food, Richmond, California
Runner Up – Blinky’s, Fullerton, California


Gonzales ran through the Western Worlds with speed and power. They had six players hit at least .500 and banged out 11 HRs total as a team. They defeated Blinky’s twice; 17-9 in the winner’s bracket final and then in the Championship game, Gonzales prevailed by a 9-6 score. Larry Sheppard of Gonzales had an incredible tournament at the plate as he was 20-22 and scored 15 runs to earn the Most Valuable Player Award.


  • West MVP – Larry Sheppard, Gonzales (20-22, .909, 15 runs)
  • West HR Leader – Leonard Bowen, Bemco – 4
  • West Batting Leader – Larry Sheppard, Gonzales Mexican Food – .909

1972 USSSA WEST ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Mike Matthews, Gonzales (over .500)
  • Catcher – Leonard Bowen, Bemco (over .600, 4 HRs)
  • Infield – Frank Coppa, Gonzales (over .500)
  • 2B-Larry Sheppard, Gonzales (20-22, .909, 15 Runs, also walked 5 times)
  • Infield – Rancy Rozati, Blinky’s (over .500)
  • Infield – Dan Derch, Blinky’s (over .500)
  • Outfield – Mike Edwards, Bemco (over .500)
  • Outfield – Amata Sotelo, Bemco over (.600)
  • Outfield – Bob Woodriff, Blinky’s (over .600)
  • Outfield – Charles Pierce, Gonzales
  • Utility – Ed Green, Gonzales

FINAL STANDINGS (top-10 listed only, 16 teams played)

1. Gonzales Mexican Food, Richmond, CA (5-0)
2. Blinky’s, Fullerton, CA (4-2)
3. Bemco, Industry, CA (5-2)
4. Goettl’s Metals, Mesa, AZ (3-2)
5. CBAC, San Gabriel Valley, CA (3-2)
6. Little Big O, Downey, CA (2-2)
7. Carpetbaggers, Las Vegas, NV (2-2)
8. Maloof Rockets, NV (2-2)
9. Spot and Blotter (1-2)
10. Buccaneers (1-2)

1971 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1971 held at Las Vegas, Nevada.


1970 East World Champ played the 1970 West World Champ in the 1971 World Series best of 7 series Accurate Welding of Milwaukee, WI (EAST) —– defeated —– Goettl’s Metals of Phoenix, AZ (WEST) – (4 games to 0)

Accurate Welding was 75-22 on the season. They also played Little Caesars in a USSSA vs ASA match of champions. Playing by ASA rules, Accurate emerged victorious 14-13. Accurate shocked USSSA people by how dominating they really were in the series. They collected 68 hits total in the four games, including 5 HRs on the big 300′ fences. They outscored their opponent by a 45-10 margin.


  • MVP – James Mortl, Accurate Welding (12-15, .800, 6 RBIs)
  • Home Run Leader – Carl Bruce, Accurate Welding (8-11, .727, 14 RBIs) – 3
  • Batting Leader – James Mortl, Accurate Welding – .800

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

No All-World Team was selected – just a best of 7 series between 2 teams. The East and West selected All World Teams in their respective Tournaments.


GAME SCORES

  • Game 1 – Accurate Welding 17 vs. Goettl’s Metals 3 – Accurate had 25 hits. Jim Mortl was 4-4, Carl Bruce (HR), Jim Warras (HR) and John Wegner had 3 each.
  • Game 2 – Accurate Welding 13 vs. Goettl’s Metals 0- Accurate dominated again with 22 hits. Jim Mortl, John Wegner and Gary Perkins had 3 hits apiece.
  • Game 3 – Accurate Welding 8 vs. Goettl’s Metals 1 – Accurate had only 11 hits, but still managed to emerge victorious. Jim Mortl led Accurate with 2 hits.
  • Game 4 – Accurate Welding 7 vs. Goettl’s Metals 6 – Goettl’s scored 5 runs in the 5th inning to take a 6-5 lead. Carl Bruce of Accurate hit a 2-run homer to win it 7-6.

FINAL STANDINGS
1. Accurate Welding, Milwaukee, WI (4-0)
2. Goettl’s Metals, Mesa, AZ (0-4)


1971 World Series Stats (at least 10 ABs)

  • Jim Mortl, Accurate (12-15, .800, 6 RBIs)
  • Carl Bruce, Accurate (8-11, .727, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs)
  • Gary Perkins, Accurate (7-11, .727, 3 RBIs)
  • Gene Cupertino, Accurate (6-12, .500, 3 RBIs)
  • Dick Polgar, Accurate (6-12, .500, 4 RBIs)
  • Jim Warras, Accurate (5-10, .500, 1 HR, 2 RBIs)
  • John Wegner, Accurate (7-14, .500, 2 RBIs)
  • Daryl Greenmeier, Accurate (5-11, .455, 1 RBI)
  • Ron Stanton, Accurate (3-11, .273, 1 HR, 3 RBIs)

*No Stats available for Goettl’s Metals

  • Larry Harrell
  • Jack Beavers
  • Adam Bauer
  • Denny Bush
  • Bruce Simmons
  • Fred Goettl
  • Bill Wright
  • Rick Gardner
  • Hank Goettl
  • Randy Gill
  • Paul Digarnde
  • Skip Hancock
  • Greg Witherspon
  • Jerry Beavers
  • Jim Kelly

1971 East Worlds held at Louisville, Kentucky.

Champion – Accurate Welding, Milwaukee, WI
Runner Up – Ace Movers, Milwaukee, WI


Accurate defeated Ace Movers 12-4 in the winner’s bracket finals on the strength of home runs from Carl Bruce and John Wegner. Ace came back to score a couple on run scoring doubles off the bats of John Gross and Willie May. John Wegner hit his second HR of the game and Darryl Greenmeier’s triple put the game out of reach. Accurate defeated Fairdale AC of KY 13-1 and Feldotts of IL 8-5 to reach the final. Ace defeated 6th Ward of Pittsburgh 22-7 and the Iron Dukes of New Castle PA 5-4 to gain their final berth. The Milwaukee Commandos (Robert’s Lounge) were playing the powerful Hicksville Astros of New York in the loser’s bracket. Hicksville was leading 1-0 when it started to rain hard. After 6 hours of rain, it was called and Accurate declared the champ, with Ace second and Hicksville awarded third and the Commandos fourth.


  • East MVP – John Wegner, Accurate Welding (10-18, .556, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs)
  • East HR Leader – Larry Chiapetta, Hicksville Astros
  • East Batting Leader – Darrell Greenmeir, Accurate Welding (12-16, 6 RBIs) – .750

1971 USSSA EAST ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Mike Fox, Ace Movers
  • Catcher – Willie May, Ace Movers (12-17, .706)
  • First Base – Oscar Steadman, Hicksville Astros
  • Second Base – Jim Mortl, Accurate Welding (10-22, .455, 7 RBIs)
  • Third Base – Carl Bruce, Accurate Welding (11-17, .647, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs)
  • Shortstop – Mike Foley, Hicksville Astros
  • Outfield – John Wegner, Accurate Welding (10-18, .556, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs)
  • Outfield – Darrell Greenmeier, Accurate Welding (12-16, .750, 6 RBIs)
  • Outfield – Arlis Jones, Commando’s
  • Outfield – Jim Sieloff, Ace Movers

EAST FINAL STANDINGS (top-10 listed, 38 total teams …. rain shortened)

1. Accurate Welding, Milwaukee, WI (6-1)
2. Ace Movers, Milwaukee, WI (4-1)
3. Hicksville Astros, Hicksville, NY (6-1)
4. Milwaukee Commandos, Milwaukee, WI (7-1)
5. Iron Dukes, New Castle, PA (3-2)
6. Feldotts Plateau, Napierville, IL (3-2)
7. Sports Center, Covington, KY (5-2)
8. Queen City Patterns, Miamitown, OH (4-2)
9. Milwaukee Forging, Milwaukee, WI (3-2)
10. Sixth Ward Club, Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)


1971 USSSA West Worlds held at Azusa, California.

Champion – Johnson’s Big Apple, Phoenix, AZ
Runner Up – Berg Ford, Mesa, AZ


Big Apple won five straight games to win the Western Worlds. All were close games as they beat in order; Bemco 5-2, VB Morgan Trucking 6-4, Kerr’s Sporting Goods 4-3 and Glenwood Motors 5-3. In the Championship, they defeated Berg Ford 9-3. Weekes earlier, Berg defeated Big Apple to win the Arizona USSSA State Championship. Berg also played a series of close games to reach the title game. They won 10-9 over the Carpetbaggers, 6-3 over Bit of Italy, both from California. Then Glenwood Motors beat Berg 7-6 to send them to the losers bracket. There, they eliminated Blinky’s 2-0, Kerr’s 6-4 and Glenwood Motors 2-0. Pitcher Benny Crittenden hurled the two shutouts. Shortstop Vince Peralta sparkled on defense and drove in the deciding runs in some of the close games.


  • West MVP – Vince Paralta, Big Apple
  • West HR Leader – Elby Bushong, Kerr Sporting Goods
  • West Batting Leader – Jack Beavers, Goettl’s Metal ( .623)

1971 USSSA WEST ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Benny Crittenden, Berg Ford (.529)
  • Catcher – Elby Bushong, Kerr Sp. Goods (.400)
  • First Base – Ken Novak, Glenwood Motors (.450)
  • Second Base – Dave Hibbert, Berge Ford (.563)
  • Third Base – Jack Beavers, Goettl’s (.623)
  • Shortstop – Vince Peralta, Big Apple (.471)
  • Shortstop – Gordon Loveless, Berg Ford (.341)
  • Outfield – Joe Contraras, Big Apple (.333)
  • Outfield – Dan McMann, Blinky’s (.500)
  • Outfield – Frank Wilson, Glenwood Motors (.474)
  • Outfield – Frank Valunzuela, Big Apple (.385)

FINAL RESULTS (top-10 listed, 22 teams total)
1. Johnson’s Big Apple, Phoenix, AZ (5-0)
2. Berg Ford, Mesa, AZ (5-2)
3. Glenwood Motors, Glenwood, CA (4-2)
4. Kerr Sporting Goods, Phoenix, AZ (3-2)
5t. Goettl’s Metals, Mesa, AZ (4-2)
5t. Nevada Test Site Bears, Nye County, NV (4-2)
7t. Bit of Italy, Huntington Park, CA (3-2)
7t. V.B. Morgan Truckers, Lakewood, CA (2-2)
9t. Austin & Wolfe Refrigeration, Phoenix, AZ (2-2)
9t. Honeywell, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
9t. Bemco, Industry, CA (1-2)
9tt. Foothill Dairy, Azusa, CA (2-2)
13t. Shakey’s, CA (2-2)
13t. Motorola Blue, AZ (2-2)
13t. Bohunks, CA (1-2)
13t. Carpet Baggers, NV (0-2)
17t. Garrey Room, CA (0-2)
17t. Motorola White, AZ (0-2)
17t. So. Phoenix Merchants, AZ (0-2)
17t. Sierra Produce, NV (0-2)
17t. Wonder World, NV (0-2)
17t. The Pitcher, AZ (0-2)

1970 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

No World Series Played in 1970, The USSSA reorganized the World Series into a new format where the 1970 East and West World Champions meet in the 1971 World Series best of 7 format.

In 1968 and 1969, the USSSA held World Championships, then in 1970 they changed the format to have a separate Eastern and Western World Championship, with the two winners to meet the following year in the USSSA World Series. From 1971 through 1973, the Eastern Champ would meet the Western Champ in a best of seven to determine the USSSA World Series Champion.

The Separate World Championships were held in September of the previous year and the World Series was played in June of the year listed. In 1974, 8 teams, which included not just the winners of the Eastern and Western World Series, but the runner-ups as well. Also included were teams from the new Central World Series.

In 1975, the first USSSA World Series all-world team was named. Previously, the all-world teams were made up of from the separate divisional world series.


1970 East held at Rochester, New York


Champion – Accurate Welding, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Runner Up – Tirabassi Excavating, Kenosha, Wisconsin


Tirabassi defeated WAWA Radio of West Allis, WI in the semi-final 13-4 and then took on undefeated Accurate Welding in the Finals. Accurate Welding won 6-3 and claimed the Eastern Worlds over a tough Tirabassi squad. The Welders won behind the big bat of Carl Bruce, who had 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Gene Cuppertino and Jim Mortl also chipped in with 3 hits apiece. Accurate now plays the Western World Champ in May of 1971 for the USSSA World Series Championship. Tirabassi won their first 5 games before losing to Accurate 12-10. They came back to defeat Accurate 6-5 to force the final championship game. The Welders held Tirabassi scoreless until the seventh inning. Jim’s eliminated Hicksville Astros 15-14, before being eliminated by Tirabassi 9-8.


  • East MVP – Mario Bonofiglio, Tirabassi Excavating (6-2 pitching, including a walk off home run earlier in the tournament)
  • East HR Leader – Mike Foley, Hicksville Astros
  • East Batting Leader – Tony Guiliano, Iron Dukes (11-12) – .913

USSSA EAST ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Mario Bonofiglio, Tirabassi Excavating
  • Catcher – D. Denson, WAWA Radio
  • First Base – Jim Warras, Accurate Welding
  • Second Base – Jim Mortl, Accurate Welding
  • Third Base – Mike Foley, Hicksville Astros
  • Shortstop – Nick Perrine, Tirabassi Excavating
  • Outfield – S. Jones, Robert’s Lounge
  • Outfield – Rich Baumgarten, Tirabassi Excavating
  • Outfield – Oscar Steadman, Hicksville Astros
  • Outfield – Dick Polgar, Accurate Welding

*very little stats available for this tournament

*Note – John Sepich, Brookline BYM (4 HRs, 10-11) – .909


FINAL RESULTS (top-8 listed, final standings and records incomplete – 32 teams total)

1. Accurate Welding, Milwaukee, WI
2. Tirabassi Excavating, Kenosha, WI (6-2)
3. WAWA Radio, West Allis, WI
4. Jim’s Sport Shop, Pittsburgh, PA
5t. Hicksville Motor Inn Astros, Hicksville, NY
5t. Robert’s Lounge, Milwaukee, WI
7t. Floyd Warren’s, Irwin, PA
7t. Houcks, Rochester, NY


1970 West held at Azusa, California.


Champion – Goettl’s Metals, Mesa, AZ  (54-9)
Runner Up – Big Apple, Phoenix, AZ (92-18)


Goettl’s came on strong in the championship game to defeat Big Apple 9-0 behind the pitching of MVP Larry Harrell.  Harrell was 5-0 on the during the tournament to lead Goettl’s to a berth in the USSSA World Series. Harrell had previously shutout Kelly’s Sporting Goods in the winners bracket semi-finals before beat Big Apple 7-5 in the winner’s bracket final as Denny Bush and Jack Beavers both went 3-4. Big Apple finished the season with a 92-18 record, while Goettl’s was 54-9. M&M defeated Kelly’s in the loser’s bracket 3-2, before being eliminated by Big Apple 12-10.


  • West MVP – Larry Harrell, Goettl’s Metals
  • West HR Leader – Elby Bushong, M&M
  • West Batting Leader – no info available

USSSA WEST ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Larry Harrell, Goettl’s
  • Pitcher – Virgil Watkins, M&M
  • Catcher – Elby Bushong, M&M
  • First Base – Bill Brotherton, Kelly’s
  • Second Base – Jack Beavers, Goettl’s
  • Third Base – Sal Martinez, Big Apple
  • Shortstop – Richard Lopez, Big Apple
  • Outfield – Amata Sotelo, Bemco
  • Outfield – Randy Gill, Goettl’s
  • Outfield – Phil Brown, M&M
  • Outfield – Ernie Valenzuela, Big Apple

FINAL STANDINGS (top-8 listed, final standings and records incomplete – 12 teams total)

1. Goettl’s Metals, Mesa, AZ (5-0)
2. Big Apple Restaurant, Phoenix, AZ
3. M&M, Scottsdale, AZ
4. Kelly’s Sporting Goods, Anaheim, CA
5t. Bit of Italy, Huntington Park, CA
5t. Shakey’s, El Monte, CA
7t. Bemco, Industry, CA
7t. Carpetbaggers, Las Vegas, NV

2002 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

2002 held at Champion Stadium, in Osceola, Florida on September 18-22.


Champion – Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton, Wilmington, North Carolina
Runner Up – Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, California


  • MVP -Tim Cocco, Chase/Reece (16-25, .640, 10 HR)
  • HR Leader – Tim Cocco, Chase/Reece – 10
  • Batting Leader – Jason Kendrick, Backman (15-19, 6 HR, 15 RBI) – .789
  • Defensive MVP– Dennis Rulli, Chase/Reece’s/Roosters/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Jason Kendrick, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton (15-19, .789, 6 HR, 15 RBI)

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Jim Burbrink – Hague/Resmondo/Walser/Worth (3-12, .250)
  • Pitcher – Billy Messina – Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton (14-23, .609)
  • Catcher – Scott Alley – Team Mizuno
  • Catcher – Hank Garris – Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Corp/TPS (19-26, .731, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • Catcher – Randy Kortokrax – Hague/Resmondo/Walser/Worth (17-25, .680, 8 HR)
  • Extra Hitter – Derek Oliver – Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton (18-26, .692, 2 HR)
  • Infield – Dal Beggs – Hague/Resmondo/Walser/Worth (17-27, .630, 2 HR)
  • Infield – Tim Cocco – Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton (16-25, .640, 10 HR)
  • Infield – Don DeDonatis – Mountain Top/Advanced/TPS (11-21, .524)
  • Infield – John Glidewell – Mountain Top/Advanced/TPS (12-19, .632)
  • Infield – Jeff Hall – Backman/Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • Infield – Brett Helmer – Backman/Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • Infield – Todd Joerling – Backman/Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • Infield – Dennis Rulli – Chase/Reece/Roosters/Walser/Worth (20-27, .741, 1 HR)
  • Outfield – Dewayne Frizzell – Hague/Resmondo/Walser/Worth (13-23, .565, 2 HR)
  • Outfield – Bobby Hughes – Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton
  • Outfield – Brian Justice – Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton (14-24, .583, 4 HR)
  • Outfield – Jason Kendrick – Backman/Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • Outfield – Johnny McCraw – Backman/Smith/Menosse/Easton
  • Outfield – Don Sikora – Mountain Top/Advanced/TPS (9-15, .600)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Chase/Reece/Roosters, Wilmington, NC (6-0)
2. Backman/Smith/Menosse, San Jose, CA (5-2)
3. Hague/Resmondo, Columbus, OH (4-2)
4. Mountain Top/Advanced/TPS, Brighton, MI (3-2)
5t. Team Mizuno FL (4-2)
5t. Longhaul/Taylorbros/Shencorp/TPS Albertville, MN (4-2)
7t. Sunnyvale Valve & Fitting/Easton, San Jose, CA (2-2)
7t. Hooters/B&B/REW/Golds/Mizuno Kansas City, KS (2-2)
9t. Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (1-2)
9t. Budweiser/Worth, College Station, TX (1-2)
9t. Fl Heat/Nave Plumbing/Joe Black/Worth, Fort Myers, FL (1-2)
9t. Doc’s/Mizuno, Dallas, TX (1-2)
13t. NW Pipe/LDJ/Varsity/Bud/Easton, Canton, MI (0-2)
13t. Metro Glass/Wartrom, Melvindale, MI (0-2)
13t. Team AH, OH (0-2)
13t. Twin States/Worth, Jackson, MS (0-2)
17t. RPS/DTS/TPS, CA (0-2)
17t. Pov’s/TPS/Reebok, Andover, MN (0-2)


SCORES

Hague/Resmondo 21 Longhaul/Taylorbros/Shencorp/TPS 7
Chase/Reece/Roosters 16 Team Mizuno 9
Mountain Top/Advanced/Tps 13 Povs/Tps/Reebok 12
Fl Heat/Nave Plbg/Joe Blach/Worth 12 Metro Glass/Wartrom 2
Hooters/B&B;/Rew/Golds/Mizuno 17 Team Ah 11
Creative Stucco/Easton 19 Budweiser / Worth 18
Doc’S Mizuno 7 Rpm/Dts/Tps 4
Backman/Smith/Menosse 31 Nw Pipe/Ldj/Varsity/Bud/Easton 2
Hague/Resmondo 29 Sunnyvale Valve & Fitting/Easton 13
Chase/Reece/Roosters 29 Twin States/Worth 14
Team Mizuno 47 Povs/Tps/Reebok 15
Longhaul/Taylorbros/Shencorp/Tps 29 Rpm/Dts/Tps 3
Sunnyvale Valve & Fitting/Easton 9 Team Ah 6
Budweiser / Worth 17 Twin States/Worth 4
Team Mizuno 13 Metro Glass/Wartrom 8
Longhaul/Taylorbros/Shencorp/Tps 23 Nw Pipe/Ldj/Varsity/Bud/Easton 6
Mountain Top/Advanced/Tps 13 Fl Heat/Nave Plbg/Joe Blach/Worth 9
Hague/Resmondo 8 Hooters/B&B;/Rew/Golds/Mizuno 4
Chase/Reece/Roosters 23 Creative Stucco/Easton 4
Backman/Smith/Menosse 26 Doc’S Mizuno 8
Longhaul/Taylorbros/Shencorp/Tps 20 Fl Heat/Nave Plbg/Joe Blach/Worth 4
Hooters/B&B;/Rew/Golds/Mizuno 19 Budweiser / Worth 7
Sunnyvale Valve & Fitting/Easton 26 Creative Stucco/Easton 19
Team Mizuno 9 Doc’S Mizuno 8
Hague/Resmondo 27 Mountain Top/Advanced/Tps 7
Chase/Reece/Roosters 26 Backman/Smith/Menosse 6
Team Mizuno 22 Sunnyvale Valve & Fitting/Easton 7
Longhaul/Taylorbros/Shencorp/Tps 17 Hooters/B&B;/Rew/Golds/Mizuno 16
Mountain Top/Advanced/Tps 15 Team Mizuno 14
Backman/Smith/Menosse 27 Longhaul/Taylorbros/Shencorp/Tps 25
Chase/Reece/Roosters 13 Hague/Resmondo 12
Backman/Smith/Menosse 28 Mountain Top/Advanced/Tps 10
Backman/Smith/Menosse 17 Hague/Resmondo 16
Chase/Reece/Roosters 24 Backman/Smith/Menosse 4

2001 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

2001 held at Kissimmee, Florida.


Champion – Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS, Columbus, Ohio


  • MVP -Jason Kendrick, Long Haul/TPS (16-19, .842, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Larry Carter, Hague/Resmondo – 11
  • Batting Leader – Jason Kendrick, Long Haul/TPS (16-19, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 13 Runs) – .842
  • Defensive MVP – Demond Thomas, Hague/Resmodo
  • Offensive MVP – Steve Dickinson, Maroadi/Frank-n-Stein

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Scott Nastally – Maroadi Transfer/Frank n Stein/TPS
  • Pitcher – Paul Sheppard – Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • Pitcher – Andy Purcell – Long Haul/Taylor Bros./Shen Corp./TPS (6-15, .400, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Catcher – Hank Garris – Long Haul/Taylor Bros./Shen Corp./TPS (13-22, .591, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Infield – Jeff Wallace – Long Haul/Taylor Bros./Shen Corp./TPS (13-20, .650, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • Infield – Alex Lavorico – POV’s/Walser/Reebok/TPS
  • Infield – Brett Helmer – Dan Smith/Menosse/Backman/Easton
  • Infield – Todd Martin – Long Haul/Taylor Bros./Shen Corp./TPS (11-21, .524, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Infield – Jeff Hall – Dan Smith/Menosse/Backman/Easton
  • Infield – Robbie Ergle – Hague Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Infield – Steve Dickinson – Maroadi Transfer/Frank n Stein/TPS
  • Infield – Todd Joerling – Dan Smith/Menosse/Backman/Easton
  • Infield – Demond Thomas – Hague Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Outfield – Jason Kendrick – Long Haul/Taylor Bros./Shen Corp./TPS (16-19, .842, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • Outfield – Larry Carter – Hague Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Outfield – Scott Janack – Maroadi Transfer/Frank n Stein/TPS
  • Outfield – Scott Striebel – Hague Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Outfield – John Simpson – Maroadi Transfer/Frank n Stein/TPS
  • Utility – Randy Kortokrax – Hague Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
  • Utility – Jimmy Powers – Long Haul/Taylor Bros./Shen Corp./TPS (11-17, .647, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • Manager – Gary Jost – Long Haul/Taylor Bros./Shen Corp./TPS

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, MN (5-0)
2. Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS, Columbus, OH (5-2)
3. Maroadi Transfer/Frank n Stein, Jeannete, PA (3-2)
4. Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, CA (3-2)
5t. Pov’s/Walser Chevy/Reebock/TPS, St. Paul, MN (3-2)
5t. Quick Roofing/Advanced Softball/Nike, Texarkana, TX (3-2)
7t. Doc’s/Easton, Sioux City, IA (2-2)
7t. Mountain Top/TPS, Northville, MI (2-2)
9t. LDJ/Varsity/Easton, Detroit, MI (1-2)
9t. Hooters/B&B/Easton, Overland Park, KS (1-2)
9t. RPM/TPS, Concord, CA (1-2)
9t. Budweiser/Summerlein/MG/Easton, College Station, TX (1-2)
13t. Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (0-2)
13t. Mississippi/Worth, Jackson, MS (0-2)
13t. Aftershock/Easton, Alameda, CA (0-2)
13t. KCS/BEP/JDS/TPS, Pasadena, TX (0-2)

2000 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

2000 held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Osceola, Florida.


Champion – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Worth, San Jose, California
Runner Up – Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota


This was the first year the Major World Series was held at Disney. Dan Smith handed Long Haul its first loss in the winner’s bracket final by a 38-12 score. Wendell Rickard hit a home run over 400 foot deep, 50 foot high scoreboard. Team TPS than took on Long Haul in the loser’s bracket game. Long Haul prevailed and got another shot at Dan Smith. Long Haul led through the first five innings before lightening struck and the game was delayed for safety reasons. The momentum of the game changed and Dan Smith pulled out the game with a 13-10 score to win the Championship. Rod Hughes hit 3 HRs and drove in 6 Runs for Long Haul. MVP Jeff Hall was 4-4 with a HR, triple and two singles, driving in 3 runs. Mark Creson accounted for three hits, one being a HR and 3 RBIs. Doug Kissane, David Hood and Albert Davis all had 2 RBIs each for Dan Smith.


  • MVP – Jeff Hall, Dan Smith/Worth (16-19, .842, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Howie Krause, Hague (14-24, .583, 16 RBIs, 17 Runs) – 9
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Hall, Dan Smith/Worth (16-19) – .842
  • Defensive MVP – Dennis Rulli, Long Haul/TPS
  • Offensive MVP – Hank Garris, Team TPS (16-22, .727, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 18 Runs)

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Paul Drilling – Long Haul/TPS (13-20, .650, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Catcher – Jeff Hall – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Worth (16-19, .842, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Catcher – Hank Garris – Team TPS (16-22, .727, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • First Base – Robbie Ergle – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Worth (13-23, .565, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • First Base – Randall Boone – Team TPS (16-23, .696, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Second Base – Alex Lavorico – Long Haul/TPS (10-18, .556, 4 HRs, 17 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Second Base – Paul Brannon – Hague Resmondo/TPS (18-28, 643, 3 HRs, 20 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Third Base – Albert Davis – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Worth (13-17, .765, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Third Base – Mike Shenk – Team TPS (15-23, .652, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Dennis Rulli – Long Haul/TPS (15-25, .600, 6 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Outfield – Doug Kissane – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Worth (8-19, .421, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Outfield – Todd Martin – Team TPS (16-26, .615, 5 HRs, 20 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mark Creson – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Worth (10-16, .625, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dennis Turner – Hague Resmondo/TPS (18-22, .818, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Outfield – Larry Fredieu – Sunbelt Softball Club (8-14, .571, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Utility – Wendell Rickard – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Worth (9-17, .529, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Utility – Todd Volkers – Long Haul/TPS (14-23, .609, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Utility – Bob Fisher – Long Haul/TPS (11-17, .647, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Utility – Howie Krause – Hague/Resmondo/TPS (14-24, .583, ( HRs, 16 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Utility – Larry Carter – Sunnyvale Valve & Fitting/Easton (10-16, .625, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Manager – Jim Wessel – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Worth

OTHERS

  • John Heller, Sunnyvale (12-15, .800, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Don Dedonatis, RPM/TPS (9-12, .750, 2 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Steve Hall, AJA/TPS (11-15, .733, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Steve Dickinson, Maroadi (5-7, .714, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Brett Helmer, Bell Corp (12-17, .706, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Scott Striebel, Dan Smith (12-18, .667, 10 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Demond Thomas, TEam TPS (10-15, .667, 1 HR, 7 RBIS, 7 Runs)
  • Sterlin Ibrom, AJA/TPS (11-17, .647 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Derrick Williams, Sunnyvale (9-14, .643, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Todd Joerling, Bell Corp (11-18, .611, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Jacques Miller, Sunnyvale (9-15, .600, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Andy Purcell, Sunnyvale (10-17, .588, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Dewayne Frizzel, Sunbelt (11-19, .579, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo (15-26, .577, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Doug Roberson, Hague/Resmondo (8-14, .571, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Jason Kendrick, Team TPS (14-25, .560, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Dan Schuck, Bell Corp (7-13, .538, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Bryson Baker, Long Haul (9-17, .529, 9 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Brad Stiles, Team TPS (10-19, .526, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Hague/Resmondo (12-23, .522, 2 HRs, 17 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, Sunbelt (9-18, .500, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Rusty Bumgardner, Team TPS (14-28, .500, 7 HRs, 9 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Robin Higginbotham, Team TPS (11-22, .500, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Dewayne Nevitt, Bell Corp (8-16, .500, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Ronnie James, Sunnyvale (8-16, .500 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Tot Powers, Sunbelt (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Dale Sensineg, Hague/Resmondo (9-20, .450, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Carl Rose, Dan Smith (8-18, .444, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Steve Craven, Sunbelt (7-16, .438, 1 HR, 5 RBIS, 4 Runs)
  • Tim Cocco, Bell Corp (7-16, .438, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • John McCraw, Sunbelt (8-20, .400, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (4-10, .400, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • John Keigley, Hague/Resmondo (4-10, .400, 1 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • Jimmy Powers, Sunbelt (2-5, .400, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Kenny Carver, Sunbelt (6-17, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Dal Beggs, Dan Smith (5-15, .333, 2 HRs, 11 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Curtis Williams, Sunbelt (4-14, .286, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Scott Brown, Kevitt/J&H (2-7, .286, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Scott Virkus, Sunbelt (0-0)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Worth, San Jose, CA (5-0)
2. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (4-2)
3. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (4-2)
4. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (4-2)
5t. Sunbelt Softball Club, Centerville, GA (3-2)
5t. Sunnyvale Valve & Fitting/Easton, Sunnyvale, CA (3-2)
7t. Bell Corp./Easton, Tampa, FL (3-2)
7t. AJA/TPS, Houston, TX (3-2)
9t. RSH/Worth, Jackson, MS (1-2)
9t. RMP/TPS, Lafayette, CA (1-2)
9t. Suncoast Dudley, Sarasota, FL (1-2)
9t. POV’s/Walser/Reebok/TPS, Spring Lake Park, MN (1-2)
13t. Sea Lane Express, Wilmington, NC (0-2)
13t. Maroadi/Frank-n-Stein/Nike, Jeanette, PA (0-2)
13t. Kevitt/J&H/Easton, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
13t. Hooters/B&B/Easton, Overland, Park, KS (0-2)

1999 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1999 held at Cocoa, Florida.


Champion – R&D/Easton, Lima, Ohio
Runner Up – Dan Smith/Wessell/Backstop/Worth, San Jose, California


Dan Smith defeated R&D/Easton in the first final 13-8 to force the winner take all “if” Championship Game. R&D, led by Randy Kortokrax, who launched a pair of Home Runs, the Easton squad won 20-16. Dan Smith was led by Tournament MVP Wendell Rickard, who kept the game close for Dan Smith as he hit 3 Homers in the game. He led the tournament in HRs (9) and RBIs (25). Dan Smith lost early and made its way back to the final by defeating Team Easton 19-16, and then Hague/Resmondo 9-7 to gain the loser’s bracket finals against Hendu/Long Haul/TPS. Dan Smith’s Scott Striebel went 4-4 with 8 RBIs as they eliminated Hendu’s to earn a shot at R&D/Easton in the finals. R&D previously defeated top seeded Team TPS 19-18 to put them in the loser’s bracket. The TPS men never recovered as they were eliminated by Hendu’s 30-21. Rob Schleede of R&D was the Defensive MVP as he backed pitcher Scott Nastally in helping to hold down the big bats of the Dan Smith squad. The games were played in a steady rain.


  • MVP – Wendell Rickard, Dan Smith/Worth (21-31, .677, 9 HRs, 25 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Wendell Rickard, Dan Smith– 9
  • Batting Leader – Shane Dubose, Hague/Resmondo – .800
  • Defensive MVP – Rob Schleede, R&D/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Shane Dubose, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (16-20, .800, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Scott Nastally – R&D Easton (6-13, .462, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Phil Jobe – Team TPS (9-13, .692, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Ted Larson – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS (4-8, .500, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Catcher – Wendell Rickard – Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth (21-31, .677, 9 HRs, 25 RBIs)
  • Catcher – Shane DuBose – Hague/Resmondo/TPS (16-20, .800, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Catcher – Jeff Hall – Team Easton (12-22, .545, 6 HRs)
  • Catcher – Keith Brockman – R&D Easton (12-16, .750, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • First Base – Robbie Ergle – Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth (16-29, .552, 3 HRs)
  • Second Base – Dennis Mendoza – Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth (16-28, .571, 2 HRs)
  • Second Base – Tim Cocco – Hague/Resmondo/TPS (14-21, .667, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Second Base – Scott Brown – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS (12-20, .600, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Second Base – Rod Hughes – R&D Easton (15-19, .789, 3 HRs, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Third Base – Mike Shenk – Team Easton (11-16, .688, 3 HRs)
  • Third Base – Rusty Bumgardner – Team TPS (9-15, .600, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Short Stop – Dale Beggs – Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth (13-23, .565)
  • Short Stop – Howie Krause – Hague/Resmondo/TPS (12-23, .478, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Jason Kendrick – Team TPS (10-14, .714, 2 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Kenny Briggs – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS (12-20, .600, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Outfield – Rob Schleede – R&D Easton (10-19, .526, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Outfield – Lonnie Fox – R&D Easton (7-18, .389, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Manager – Cobbie Harrison – R&D Easton

OTHERS

  • Hank Garris, Team TPS (4-5, .800, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Todd Martin, Team TPS (10-15, .667, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Team Easton (12-19, .632)
  • Greg Cannedy, Dan Smith/Worth (14-24, .583, 1 HR)
  • Brett Helmer, Team Easton (11-19, .579, 1 HR)
  • Alex Lavorico, Long Haul/Hendu (8-14, .571, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Todd Joerling, Team Easton (12-21, .571, 3 HRs)
  • Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo (10-18, .556, 1 HR, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Paul Drilling, Dan Smith/Worth (13-24, .542)
  • Chaun Demars, Hendu/Long Haul (10-19, .526, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Jeff Arnold, Hague/Resmond (11-21, .524, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Worth (16-31, .516, 1 HR)
  • Scott Striebel, Dan Smith/Worth 12-24, .500)
  • Albert Davis, Dan Smith/Worth (12-24, .500, 1 HR)
  • Randy Kortokrax, R&D/Eason (10-21, .476, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, R&D/Easton (9-19, .474, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Paul Drilling, Dan Smith/Worth (9-19, .474)
  • Paul Brannon, Hague/Resmondo (9-19, .474, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs
  • Dennis Turner, Hague/Resmondo (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Worth (13-28, .464, 4 HRs)
  • John Mello, Team TPS (6-13, .462, 1 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Worth (13-29, .448, 1 HR)
  • Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (8-18, .444, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Dewayne Frizzell, Dan Smith/Worth (9-21, .429, 2 HRs)
  • David Hood, R&D/Easton ((8-19, .421, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Dewayne Nevitt, Team TPS (8-19, .421, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Randall Boone, Team TPS (5-16, .313, 2 HRS, 8 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Doug Kissane, Team TPS (5-16, .313, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Jimmy Devine, R&D/Easton (7-24, .292, 7 HRs, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. R&D Easton, Louisville, KY (5-1)
2. Dan Smith/Backstop/Wessel/Worth, San Jose, CA (6-2)
3. Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (3-2)
4. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (4-2)
5t. Team Easton, East Windsor, CT (3-2)
5t. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (2-2)
7t. P&D Tigers/Tri-Gem/Easton, Sommers, CT (2-2)
7t. Paramount Builders/TPS, Virginia Beach, VA (2-2)
9t. Charlie Rose/Easton, San Diego, CA (1-2)
9t. JWM/Herb’s Master Graphics/TPS, San Diego, CA (1-2)
9t. RPM/TPS, Lafayette, CA (1-2)
9t. Sunnyvale Value & Fitting/TPS, Saratoga, CA (1-2)
13t. Calvert/Miken, Dearborn Heights, MI (1-2)
13t. Long Pest/Tacoma Dodge/TPS, Seattle, WA (0-2)
13t. Maroadi Transfer/Easton, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)
13t. Worth/SEG, Alexandria, VA (0-2)

1998 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Worlds

1998 held at Daytona Beach, Florida.


Champion – Team TPS, Louisville, Kentucky
Runner Up – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, Georgia


Pre-Tournament favorite Team TPS lost early in the tournament to Wessell/Hague/SoJern and worked their way through the losers bracket even though the tournament was plagued by numerous rain delays. They reached the loser’s bracket final game. They dug down deep and eliminated Sierra/TPS 23-22 in a great game. Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton had been sitting around for a while to see who they would play in the championship. The first final was a blowout at first as Team TPS jumped out to a 23-5 lead, only to see Sunbelt come back and make it close, but the clutch hitting of Mike Shenk carried them to a 30-20 victory. The skies were threatening again and many wondered whether they would get the final Championship game in. Sunbelt woke up and took a 20-5 lead early on. Pitcher Rick Weiterman made an emotional speech to his team and whatever he said worked. Slowly, Team TPS battled back and Weiterman baffled Sunbelt with his array of pitches. Home Runs by Doug Kissane, Mike Shenk, Rusty Bumgardner’s grand slam and then Dewaynw Nevitt’s homer made it 20-19. In the top of the 7th, Britt Hightower singled and then some daring base running after a Shane Dubose base hit, Hightower came home on a head first slide to make it 21-19 in favor of Sunbelt. Sunbelt had scored just one run and just 3 hits in its last four at bats against Weiterman. In the bottom of the 7th, TPS scored two runs to tie the score. With one out and two runners on base, Sunbelt elected to intentionally walk Doug Kissane and take their chances with Doug Roberson. Sunbelt pitcher Jimmy Powers pitching carefully to Roberson, ended up walking him and that what is, the winning run came trotting home with the 22-21 championship.


  • MVP – Mike Shenk, Team TPS (29-35, .829, 9 HR, 27 RBI, 21 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (20-41, .488, 27 RBI, 20 Runs) – 10
  • Batting Leader – Robin Higinbotham, Lighthouse – .846
  • Defensive MVP – Todd Martin, Team TPS
  • Offensive MVP – Robin Higinbotham, Lighthouse/Worth (22-26, .846, 6 HR, 22 RBI, 20 Runs)

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • P – Greg Harding – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (20-27, .741, 7 HR, 16 RBI, 20 Runs)
  • 1B – Jimmy Powers – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (18-27, .667, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • 1B – Jeff Wallace – Team TPS (23-46, .500, 10 HR, 27 RBI, 20 Runs)
  • 2B – Bobby Gilbert – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (17-26, .654, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • 2B – Carl Rose – Lighthouse/Worth (21-29, .724, 9 HR, 28 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • 2B – Jeff Hall – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (17-29, .586, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 17 Runs)
  • 2B – Rusty Bumgardner – Team TPS (24-41, .585, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 22 Runs)
  • 3B – Howie Krause – Wessel/Hague/So-Jern/TPS (11-17, .647, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • 3B – Mike Shenk – Team TPS (26-38, .684, 9 HR, 27 RBI, 21 Runs)
  • SS – Ron Pamell – Sierra/TPS (13-20, .650, 9 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • OF – Robin Higginbotham – Lighthouse/Worth (22-26, .846, 6 HRS, 22 RBI, 20 Runs)
  • OF – Jason Kendrick – Sierra/TPS (15-20, .750, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • OF – Doug Kissane – Team TPS (22-40, .550, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • OF – Shane Dubose – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (15-26, .577, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 17 Runs)
  • OF – Hank Garris – Sierra/TPS 13-21, .619, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • OF – Dewayne Nevitt – Team TPS (24-36, .667, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 21 Runs)
  • UTIL – Paul Drilling – Sierra/TPS (14-20, .700, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • UTIL – Slim Brant – Brandon’s Trucking (13-17, .765, 13 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • UTIL – Todd Martin – Team TPS (21-37, .568, 7 HR, 25 RBI, 22 Runs)
  • UTIL – Chris Absner – Brandon’s Trucking (14-20, .700, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • MGR – Mike Glasscock – Team TPS

OTHERS

  • Dennis Mendoza, Lighthouse (16-21, .762, 10 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • Dewayne Frizzel, Lighthouse (20-28, .714, 9 HR, 17 RBI, 17 Runs)
  • Jimmy Devine, Steele’s/R&D (10-14, .714, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Larry Carter, JWM (10-14, .714, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Billy Messina, JWM (10-14, .714, 5 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Bryan King, JWM (10-14, .714, 8 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Jeff Franks, Long Haul (10-14, .714, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Kurt Gleeton, Gil’s Arizona Heat (7-10, .700, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • David Hood, Steele’s/R&D (9-13, .692, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Brett Helmer, Wessell/Hague (11-16, .688, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Lance Peterson, O&S Cattle, (11-16, .688, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Kerry Everett, Sierra/TPS (11-16, .688, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Rod Hughes, Steele’s/R&D (8-12, .667, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Derek Oliver, Reece/Sports World (6-9, .667, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Scott Striebel, Lighthouse (15-23, .652, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • Keith Roberts, Brandons (13-20, .650, 5 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Randy Kortokrax, Steele’s/R&D (9-14, .643, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Albert Davis, Lighthouse (14-22, .636, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • Mark Creson, Sierra/TPS (13-21, .619, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 14 Runs_
  • Tim Linson, Wessell/Hague (11-18, .611, 3 HRS, 13 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • John Mello, Team TPS (21-35, .600, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 15 Runs)
  • Ricky Huggins, Lighthouse (15-25, .600, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Curtis Williams, Sunbelt/Dan Smith (15-25, .600, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 16 Runs)
  • Greg Cannedy, Sierra/TPS (12-20, .600, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Dennis Rulli, JWM (9-15, .600, 9 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Brad Stiles, Team TPS (18-30, .600, 12 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • Steve Craven, Lighthouse (13-23, .565, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • Phil Jobe, Team TPS (16-29, .552, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 20 Runs)
  • Doug Roberson, Team TPS (22-40, .550, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • John McCraw, Sunbelt/Dan Smith (16-30, .533, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • Scott Brown, O&S Cattle (8-15, .533, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • Doug Berfeldt, O&S Cattle (8-15, .533, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Randall Boone, Team TPS (15-30, .500, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 16 Runs)
  • Tim Cocco, Wessell/Hague (9-18, .500, 2 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Chaun Demars, Long Haul (6-12, .500, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Tot Powers, Sunbelt/Dan Smith (14-28, .500, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, Sunbelt/Dan Smith (13-27, .481, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Darrell Beeler, Sierra/TPS (10-21, .476, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Larry Fredieu, Sierra/TPS (10-21, .476, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Dal Beggs, Steele’s/R&D (5-14, .357, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Rick Weiterman, Team TPS (3-12, .250, 3 RBI, 3 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (8-1)
2. Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, GA (4-2)
3. Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV (3-2)
4. Brandon’s, Wilmington, NC (3-2)
5t. Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA (3-2)
5t. Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
7t. Long Haul/Grover/Mizuno, Albertville, MN (2-2)
7t. O&S/TPS, South St. Paul, MN (2-2)
9t. Backstop/Easton, Aurora, IN (1-2)
9t. Herb’s/KCS/TPS, San Diego, CA (1-2)
9t. Steele’s/R&D/Reda, Brook Park, OH (1-2)
9t. JWM/Easton, Riverside, CA (1-2)
13t. RPM/TPS, Concord, CA (0-2)
13t. Gil’s Arizona Heat/Easton, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
13t. Reece/SportsWorld/Chip’s/TPS, Lebanon, TN (0-2)
13t. Adams/RSH/Worth, Ridgeland, MS (0-2)