1998 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1998 held at Lawton, Oklahoma on September 4-8.


Champion – Thomas Bait & Tackle, Sanford, North Carolina
Runner Up – Dalton Chiropractic/Viggiani Plumbing, Ocean, New Jersey


  • MVP – Scott Grant, Thomas Bait & Tackle (23-26, .884; 11 BB, 34-37, .919 OBP, 6 HR)
  • Batting Champion – Brad Gidcumb, Jacksonville Grover/Franklin (23-26) – .885
  • HR Champion – Jim Johnson, Gary’s Auto Body – 17

ASA A ALL-AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Jim Johnson, Gary’s Auto Body
  • C – Roy Jarman, Thomas Bait & Tackle
  • EP – Mark Mastorovich, Maroadi Transfer Mifflin
  • 1B – Steve Gilbert, Smokes/ABS/TPS
  • 2B – Tom Lasko, Dalton Chiropractic Softball
  • 3B – Cliff Eger, Universal Dome Softball Club
  • SS – Anthony DeFrancesco, Dalton Chiropractic Softball
  • OF – John Dutch, Thomas Bait & Tackle
  • OF – Brad Gidcumb, Jacksonville Grover/Franklin (23-26, .785)
  • OF – Scott Grant, Thomas Bait & Tackle (23-26, .884, 34-37, .919 ob%, 6 HRs)
  • OF – Mark Moore, Gary’s Auto Body
  • UTIL – Tom Shields, Grotto’s Pizza
  • UTIL – Louie Bruno, Universal Dome Softball Club
  • UTIL – Dewey Fussell, Smokes/ABS/Harrisons/TPS
  • UTIL – Rob Rash, Grotto’s Pizza

ASA A ALL-AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Mike Stibal, Coffee Cup/DeMarini
  • C – Greg Ackerbeal, Gary’s Auto Body
  • 1B – John Adams, Thomas Bait & Tackle
  • 2B – Mike Engler, Maroadi Transfer Mifflin
  • 3B – Dean Bowrosen, SCB/Easton
  • SS – Mike Ritzer, Coffee Cup/DeMarini
  • OF – Brice Hollis, Thomas Bait & Tackle
  • OF – Billy Gilbert, Grotto’s Pizza
  • OF – Mike Dill, Ashley’s/Eagle Group/Al’s
  • DH – Bob Bayne, Smokes/ABS/Harrisons/TPS
  • UTIL – Mark Hutchinson, L&L Painting/TPS
  • UTIL – Karl Komyathy, SCB/Easton
  • UTIL – Joseph Spadafino, Ashley’s/Eagle Group/Al’s
  • UTIL – Kevin Gillott, L&L Painting/TPS

ASA A ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • P – Shannon Arnold, Scott Decorating/Wise Guys
  • C –  Scott Johnson, Mercer Softball Club
  • 1B – John Mutz, John Mercer Softball Club
  • 2B – Russ Ortega, Gary’s Auto Body
  • 3B – Dave Martinez, El Paso Kings
  • SS – Chad Riggs, Easton/Sportstar/KY Thunder
  • OF – Keith Carson Mercer Softball Club
  • OF – Edwin Clore, Smokes/ABS/Harrisons/TPS
  • OF – Shayne Havens, Coffee Cup/DeMarini
  • OF – Tim Dickmeyer, Coffee Cup/DeMarini
  • DH – Barry Shirley, L&L Painting/TPS
  • UTIL – Duane Sliter, Easton/Sportstar/KY Thunder
  • UTIL – Ron Probst, Ashley’s/Eagle Group/Al’s
  • UTIL – Lee Martin, Grotto’s Pizza
  • UTIL – Wayne Dutton, SCB/Easton

OTHERS

  • Mark Weaver, Chase (12-15, .800, 7 HR)
  • Bob Fisher, Chase (16-21, .762, 8 HR)
  • Kenny Ezzell, Chase (21-28, .750, 3 HR)
  • Paul Brannon, Chase (16-22, .727, 10 HR)
  • Larry White, Chase (16-23, .696, 2 HR)
  • Brian Justice, Reece (.688, 8 HR)
  • Ed Hicks, Chase (14-21, .667, 2 HR)
  • Randy Romanga, Chase (12-20, .600, 2 HR)
  • Ron Wilson, Reece (9 HR)
  • Jose Santiago, Chase (21-25, .840)
  • Tim Williamson, Chase (20-26, .769, 3 HR)
  • Chris Chilton, Chase (18-24, .750, 4 HR)
  • Derek Oliver, Reece (24-31, .774, 12 HR)
  • Larry Sauceman, Reece (.771)
  • Phil Castellano, Gasoline Heaven (23-27, .852)
  • Andy Ahkao, Gasoline Heaven (.786)
  • Moose White, Gasoline Heaven (.750, 9 HR)
  • Vern Hensley, Planet/New (14 HR)
  • Kenny Carver, Chase (20-25, .800, 6 HR)
  • Jason Fleming, Chase (20-28, .714, 3 HR)
  • Keith Brady, Reece (.724, 8 HR)
  • Mark Webber, Reece (.724)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Thomas Bait & Tackle, Sanford, NC 7-0
2. Dalton Chiropractic/Viggiani Plumbing, Ocean, NJ 6-2
3. Coffee Cup/Demarini, St. Paul, MN 6-2
4. Smokes/ABS/TPS, Ellicott, MD 5-2
5t. Mercer Softball Club, Indianapolis, IN 5-2
5t. L&L Painting, Pratville, AL 7-2
7t. Gary’s Auto Body, Muskegon, MI 5-2
7t. SCB/Easton, Long Island, NY 4-2
9t. Maroadi/Mifflin Club, Versailles, PA 3-2
9t. Easton/Sportstar/Thunder, Louisville, KY 5-2
9t. Ashley’s/Eagle Group/Al’s, Dover, DE 5-2
9t. Scott/Wise Guys, Davenport, IA 3-2
13t. Galyan’s Trading/Steeles, Greenfield, IN 3-2
13t. Allied Tool/Grover, Louisville, KY 3-2
13t. Universal Dome Softball, Mishawaka, IN 4-2
13t. Grover/Franklin, Jacksonville, FL 3-2
17t. B&A Sports/Tiny Town, Harrison, OH 1-2
17t. Paramount Builders, Virginia Beach, VA 2-2
17t. Grotto’s Pizza, Newark, DE 3-2
17t. Las Vegas Funjet/TPS, Milwaukee, WI 2-2
17t. Hogan/Citizens Mortgage, Rolla, MO 2-2
17t. OCP/CCC/Bud/Worth, Owatonna, MN 3-2
17t. El Paso Kings, El Paso, TX 3-2
17t. Demarini Softball, Sioux City, IA 3-2
25t. K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs, North Vernon, In 2-2
25t. Creative Glass Inc., Cincinnati, OH 2-2
25t. Ohio Sealants, Willoughby, Oh 2-2
25t. First Commercial Bank, Little Rock, AR 2-2
25t. Barchella Fellas/Easton, Port Chester, NY 2-2
25t. Gateway Press/TPS, Louisville, KY 2-2
25t. Brothers & Sisters/TPS, Lawton, OK 2-2
25t. CTM, Georgetown, KY 2-2
33t. Streder Mechanical, Jacksonville, IL 1-2
33t. Wichita Slam/State Farm, West Falls, TX 0-2
33t. Texas Roadhouse/TPS, Huntington, WV 1-2
33t. Sullivan/Demarini, Spokane, WA 1-2
33t. Stonecold, El Reno, OK 1-2
33t. Classic Ward, Farmington, NM 1-2
33t. Express/Play It Again, North Mankato, MN 1-2
33t. Pohlman/Cooper Sports, Cincinnati, OH 1-2
33t. Davault Softball, Marble Hills, MO 1-2
33t. Skipworth Plumbing, Iowa Park, TX 1-2
33t. TCBY/Demarini, Sherwood, AR 1-2
33t. Aragon’s/Minnesota Merchants, Albert Lea, MN 1-2
33t. Riverside/TPS, Louisville, KY 1-2
33t. RPT Mariners, Oklahoma City, OK 1-2
33t. Comm. 1st Bank/Coors, Caldonia, MN 1-2
33t. Sledgehammers/Stars, Lawton, OK 0-2
49t. Sport Spot, Ponca City, OK 0-2
49t. USA Cash, Lapeer, MI 0-2
49t. Quality Builders/Trugreen, Bozeman, MT 0-2
49t. San Antonio Sting, San Antonio, TX 0-2
49t. Deery Brothers/Easton, Waterloo, IA 0-2
49t. Budweiser/Demarini, College Station, TX 0-2
49t. O’Connell’s Dawgs, Norman, OK 0-2
49t. Doc’s, Sioux City, IA 0-2
49t. Martin Construction/Worth, Evansville, IN 0-2
49t. Fairfield Rebels, Fairfield, IA 0-2
49t. Webworks, Davison, MI 0-2
49t. Berardi’s/TPS, Lexington, KY 0-2
49t. Players, Cleveland, OH 0-2

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