1983 National Slo-Pitch Conference

Champion – Elite Coatings, Gordon, Georgia
Runner-Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina

After Howard’s eliminated Steele’s and then Jerry’s in the losers bracket, Elite defeated Howard’s 24-16 to capture the NSPC Championship. They went undefeated winning 4 straight They broke the game open in the 4th inning with 9 runs on Homers by Craig Elliott, Bill Gatti and Bill Pollock.  Elliott was named the MVP for the second straight year.  He was second in both the HR and Batting title, trailing Rick Scherr in HR 12 to 11 and in batting to teammate Fred Trice .824 to .800.


  • MVP – Craig Elliot, Elite Coatings (16-20, .800, 11 HR)
  • HR Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s – 12 (.747)
  • Batting Leader – Fred Trice, Elite (14-17) – .824
  • Outstanding Defensive Player – Denny Jones, Jerry’s Caterers


Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings (16-20, .800, 11 HRs)
Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer  (12 HRs)
Fred Trice, Elite Coatings  (14-17, .824)
Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings
Steve Williams, Elite Coatings
Charles Wright, Elite Coatings
Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers
Mike Bolen, Jerry’s Caterers
Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers
Denny Jones, Jerry’s Caterers
Ed Roth, Howard’s/Western Steer
Russell Bradley, Howard’s/Western Steer
Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer


1. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA (4-0)
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (5-2)
3. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (2-2)
4. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH (3-2)
5t. No. 1 Electric, Gastonia, NC (3-2)
5t. Cable TV, Garland, TX (3-2)
7t. Southwestern Fabricators, Detroit, MI (1-2)
7t. Unique Cleaners, Maryville, TN (1-2)
9t. Miller Beer, Detroit, MI (1-2)
9t. Memory Lane, Maryville, TN (1-2)
9t. Budget Rentals, Johnson City, TN (0-2)
9t. Jim Lane’s, Maryville, TN (0-2)

There was no NSPC held in 1984, 1985, or 1986.


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