2021 ASA Men’s C Slow Pitch National

2021 held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 27-29.


Champion –  Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors, Shakopee, Minnesota
Runner Up – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation, Branford, Connecticut


  • MVP – John David – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors
  • HR Champion – Ryan Balis – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation (7)
  • HR Champion – Dustin Duncan – Russell’s Paint & Body (7)
  • HR Champion – Scott Patterson – Newbreed/Gorillaz/Royce Geo (7)
  • Batting Champion – Casey Tyler – Demars Softball (1.000)

STAGECOACH/CREST EXTERIORS EARNS THE 2021 MEN’S CLASS C SLOW PITCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

The 2021 USA Softball Men’s Class C Slow Pitch National Championship came to a close today with Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors claiming the Championship title after forcing an “if-necessary” game to defeat Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation 18-10 in the final contest. Stagecoach finished the tournament with an 8-1 record, their only loss coming from a winner’s bracket matchup against Northwoods Elite. Sent to the loser’s bracket on Day Two, Stagecoach clinched five-straight crucial victories to earn them the trophy and the Championship title.

In the first game of the day, the loser’s bracket semi-final saw a rematch as Stagecoach took down Northwoods Elite in a close-fought 11-8 battle. Stagecoach came out of the gate strong with a four-run first inning and three home runs from Daniel Sargent, Micah Loegering, and Zach Prins. Plating five more runs in the top of the third, Stagecoach extended their lead to 9-0 before Northwoods scratched two in the bottom of the frame to make it 9-2. Stagecoach pushed two more runs across in the fourth thanks to a pair of singles and a double, making it an 11-2 ballgame. Northwoods began to chip away at the Stagecoach lead in the bottom of the frame with a sacrifice fly from Dru Mickelson to add one more run to the board before scoring five more in the fifth inning to close the gap, 11-8. Despite the rally, Northwoods was unable to string things together in the final two innings, ending their tournament run and allowing Stagecoach to walk away with the 11-8 win to send them to the title game.

The offense continued to dominate for Stagecoach as they rolled into the Championship Game against Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation. Six hits in the first inning pushed five runs across the plate for Stagecoach, but Trinity answered back with three home runs in the bottom of the frame to score four, making it 5-4 Stagecoach after one inning of play. A big inning in the second put up eight more runs for Trinity allowing them to pull ahead 12-5 going into the third inning. Losing the lead lit the spark for Stagecoach as their offense exploded for 26 runs in the next four innings including a 12-run fourth. Trinity put up four runs in the fifth inning but couldn’t make a comeback as Stagecoach took the 31-16 (six innings) victory to force an “if-necessary” game. Out of their 33 total hits, Stagecoach racked up 10 doubles in the contest with James Kauffmann leading the way with three.

In the winner-take-all matchup with the Championship title on the line, the competition was fierce as neither team gave up the fight. Stagecoach struck first with a five-run first inning after two RBI singles from Sargent and Loegering and a three-run shot from Prins put them on the board. Both offenses were quiet throughout the next two innings as the defense controlled the game. Trinity broke the silence in top of the fourth after Robert Aquilino put a two-run home run over the left field fence. The team used that momentum to extend the rally, scoring seven more runs in the top of the frame to take the lead, 9-5. Not going down without a fight was Stagecoach, finding ways to get on base and manufacturing three runs to bring them within one of Trinity. Aquilino tacked on another run for Trinity in the top of the fifth for his second home run of the game to put his team up 10-8, but it wouldn’t last long as Stagecoach responded with a three-run home run from Kauffmann to steal back the lead, 11-10. Stagecoach finished out the game strong, scoring 10 runs in the last two innings and sealing the 18-10 victory with a slick double-play on the infield to clinch the 2021 Men’s Class C Slow Pitch National Championship title.


2021 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joseph Apostoli – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation
IF – Matt Allen – Russell’s Paint & Body
IF – Ryan Balis – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation
IF – Craig Kolb – Northwoods Elite
IF – Daniel Rothbauer – Northwoods Elite
IF – Casey Tyler – Demars Softball
OF – Kyle Creamer – Shameless/Budweiser
OF – Sean Grosonic – Newbreed/Gorillaz/Royce Geo
OF – Nathan King – Fishers Softball
OF – Micah Loegering – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors
UTIL – Robert Aquilino – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation
UTIL – John David – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors
UTIL – Nicholas Follo – Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation
UTIL – James Kaufmann – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors
UTIL – Zach Prins – Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Stagecoach/Crest Exteriors, Shakopee, MN (8-1)
2. Trinity/Big Dawg Sublimation, Branford, CT (5-2)
3. Northwoods Elite, Bloomer, WI (4-2)
4. Newbreed/Gorillaz/Royce Geo, Alton, IL (6-2)
5t. Shameless/Budweiser, Sheffield, IA (3-2)
5t. Russell’s Paint & Body, Oveido, FL (5-2)
7t. Demars Softball, East Haven, CT (3-2)
7t. Fishers Softball, Lancaster, PA (4-2)
9t. The Mill/A3, Sidney, MT (3-2)
9t. MN Maniax/Easton/H Auto, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
9t. VHI/Greater Than, Rochester, MN (2-2)
9t. Thunder/Chosen/Competitive Edge/SOG, Gladewater, TX (3-2)
13t. CIDW/Left Lane Athletics, Ankeny, IA (2-2)
13t. Square One/Spiderz, Waukesha, WI (2-2)
13t. The 10th Inning, Hudson, IA (2-2)
13t. Omaha’s Finest, Omaha, NE (2-2)
17t. Kass & Co., Peosta, IA (2-2)
17t. MVP/Old School, Houston, TX (1-2)
17t. Grassland, Greenwood, WI (1-2)
17t. All Star Plumbing, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
17t. Oak Ridge Dental, Lakeville, MN (2-2)
17t. MMB/The Box/Monsta Athletics, West Fargo, ND (1-2)
17t. Twisted Lazers/First Watch/Big House Gym, Kearney, NE (1-2)
17t. C&M Transport/Nager Law/Lakes Heating & AC, Kirtland, OH (1-2)
25t. Silverbacks, Inver Grove Heights, MN (1-2)
25t. Granite Services, Foley, MN (1-2)
25t. Dick Raimann Farms/Garage Force/Excel Homes, Eyota, MN (1-2)
25t. Buzs/Valpo Family Dentistry, Valparaiso, IN (0-2)
25t. SWOK Outlaws, Altus, OK (0-2)
25t. Pioneer Auto, Sioux City, NE (0-2)
25t. 605, Sioux Falls, SD (0-2)
25t. T&C Lawn Care/HH, Cedar Falls, IA (0-2)
33t. Shenanigans/WTP/MII/Dunn Sports, Pleasant Prairie, WI (0-2)
33t. Dirty Vegas/Steel, Grives, TX (0-2)
33t. GetNutz Hawaii, Hayward, CA (0-2)


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