Category: 1999

1999 USSSA Men’s AA Slow Pitch Worlds

1999 held at Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Champion – Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, Ohio
Runner Up – Hendu/Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota

  • MVP – Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo (16-18, .889, 10 HR)
  • HR Leaders – Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo – 10
  • HR Leaders – Brian Greer, Sunnyvale Valve – 10
  • Batting Leader – Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo (16-18) – .882
  • Defensive MVP – Chaun Demars, Hendu/Long Haul
  • Offensive MVP – Paul Brannon, Hague/Resmondo (13-16, .813, 9 HR)


Mark Cobb – Hague/Resmondo/TPS
Tim Linson – Hague/Resmondo/TPS
Jim Burbrink – Hague/Resmondo/TPS
John Keigley – Hague/Resmondo/TPS
Shane Dubose – Hague/Resmondo/TPS
Tim Cocco – Hague/Resmondo/TPS
Chris Lashley – Hague/Resmondo/TPS
Howie Krause – Hague/Resmondo/TPS
Mike Rodriguez – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS
Alex Lavorico – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS
Todd Volkers – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS
Kent Johnson – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS
Richie Aliotti – Hendu’s/Long Haul/TPS
Derrick Williams – Sunnyvale Valve/TPS
Brian Hausner – Sunnyvale Valve/TPS
Brian Greer – Sunnyvale Valve/TPS
Scott Bailey – Sunnyvale Valve/TPS
Kris O’Hara – P&D/Tri Gems/Tiger/Easton
Scott King – P&D/Tri Gems/Tiger/Easton
Shane McCullough – Long Pest Control/TPS


1. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (4-0)
2. Hendu/Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (3-2)
3. Sunnyvale Valve/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA (3-2)
4. P&D/Tri Gems/Tiger/Easton, Somers, CT (2-2)
5t. Calvert/Miken, Sterling Heights, MI (1-2)
5t. Long Pest Control, University Place, WA (1-2)
7t. Charlie Rose, San Diego, CA (0-2)
7t. RPM/TPS, Lafayette, CA (0-2)
9. Worth/SEG, Alexandria, VA (0-2)

1999 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1999 held at Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Champion – Aftershock/DTS/Easton, Sacramento, California
Runner Up – Pov’s/TPS, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

  • MVP – Reuben Tatum, Aftershock
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Mike Sanchez, W.W.Gay (15-15) – 1.000
  • Defensive MVP – Colin Leitch, Pov’s/TPS
  • Offensive MVP – Randy Medina, Aftershock/Easton (13-18, .722)


Raith Adair – Aftershock/Easton
Tommy Dodd – Aftershock/Easton
Bryson Baker – Aftershock/Easton
Jeff Bullock – Aftershock/Easton
Jay Arthur – Aftershock/Easton
Jason Moore – Aftershock/Easton
Mike Brodzinski – Pov’s/TPS
Jeff Thompson – Pov’s/TPS
RJ Olson – Pov’s/TPS
Doug Johnson – Pov’s/TPS
Steve Schultz – Pov’s/TPS
Mark Johnson – Hooters/TPS
Jeff Turtle – Hooters/TPS
Bobby Hughes – Hooters/TPS
Russ Pitts – Hooters/TPS
Geoffrey Orr – Advanced
Paul Sheppard – Advanced
Casey McLeod – Advanced


1. Aftershock/DTS/Easton, Sacramento, CA
2. Pov’s/TPS, Brooklyn Center, MN
3. Hooters/B&B/TPS, Overland Park, KS
4. Advanced Softball, Texarkana, TX
5t. Classic Glass/Easton, San Jose, CA (5-2)
5t. Journeyman/Easton, Westland, MI  (2-2)
7t. Aubrey’s/Grover, Savannah, GA (3-2)
7t. A+ Mortgage, OH (3-2)
9t. J&H/Easton, Hugo, MN (3-2)
9t. Sports Extra, Garland, TX (2-2)
9t. Guy’s Snacks/Easton, Leawood, KS (2-2)
9t. Joe Black’s/TPS, Chicago, IL (3-2)
13t. Team TauFai/Worth, NM (2-2)
13t. Team Georgia/Worth, Tucker, GA (2-2)
13t. W.W. Gay/TPS, Gainesville, FL (2-2)
13t. TPS Northwest, Seattle, WA (2-2)
17t. Maroadi’s/Easton, Jeannette, PA (1-2)
17t. Gold’s Gym/Sonic, Shawnee, KS (1-2)
17t. AJA/JDS, South Houston, TX (1-2)
17t. Pace/TPS, Rochester, NY  (1-2)
17t. Florida Heat/Worth, Sanibel, FL (1-2)
17t. BOSC/Worth, AR (0-2)
17t. Coffee Cup/DeMarini, Rochester, MN (0-2)
17t. Minnesota Jazz, Bloomington, MN (0-2)
25t. Plumbers & Pipefitters, Lansing, MI (0-2)
25t. The Crew, GA (0-2)
25t. Team DeMarini, Yukon, OK (0-2)
25t. The Reds, Seattle, WA  (0-2)

1999 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1999 held at Lexington, South Carolina.

Champion – Santa Monica Yankees, Poway, California
Runner Up – Orlando Shooters, Orlando, Florida

The roller coaster season for the Santa Monica Yankees ends with a 10-7 victory over the Orlando Shooters to capture the 1999 USSSA Women’s Class A World Series. The Yankees, based out of Southern California, with long time coach Jerry Cohen have played in all but two, USSSA Women’s World Series.

The Yankee’s third game put them against the number one ranked team Diamond Queens. In the third inning, down by one Diamond Queen’s Sue Koziol started the way for her team to score 5 runs. The 5 runs were not as costly to the Yankees as losing to injury third base Connie Tutaj. Top of the sixth, third base replacement, Robin Berkowitz, hits a 2 run triple igniting the Yankees to score 6 runs, to go ahead by 1. Diamond Queens were held in the sixth and seventh giving the Yankees a 12-10 victory.

In the winners final the Yankees went through the batting order scoring 6 runs in the fourth and again in the sixth to advance to the championship game over the Orlando Shooters 21-6.

Orlando Shooters were able to hold off a 5 run seventh inning run by third place finishers Supersonics Shooters, Tiffany Daniel’s 3 run double in the third was huge for their 6-5 victory.

In the championship game, Orlando Shooters’ Lisa Lines scores in the first to start the Shooters to a 7-1 victory forcing the “if” game.

The final game was definitely an exciting one. The Yankees came out swinging with Mel Reinard and Brandy Brandes scoring in the first inning. Yankees’ Brandy Brandes hit a 2 run triple in the second inning. Orlando Shooters answered back scoring 5 runs with 2 outs in the fourth. Shooters’ Kim King hit a 2 run double. Going into the seventh the scored was tied at 7. Yankees’ Aimee Reinard, Terri Sopko, and MVP Mary Hoff all scored giving them a 3 run cushion. With bases loaded Yankees’ Chris Wellendorf caught a long fly ball to end the game.

Orlando Shooters manager Gayle Burkhart, said they had a second place jinx all year. Meanwhile Yankees first year manager/coach Sean Melvin was in tears over their victory.

  • MVP – Mary Hoff, Santa Monica Yankees
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Defensive MVP – N/A
  • Offensive MVP – N/A


Mary Hoff – Santa Monica Yankees
Manager – Sean Melvin, Santa Monica Yankees

The rest of the information is missing.


1. Santa Monica Yankees, Poway, CA (5-1)
2. Orlando Shooters, Orlando, FL (5-2)
3. Super Sonics, Forsyth, GA (5-2)
4. Diamond Queens, Nashville, TN (3-2)
5t. Carolina Girls, Cary, NC (3-2)
5t. S&S/LeBlue/Lawrence Painting, Belews Creek, NC (3-2)
7t. Daddy’s Girls, Shelby, NB (2-2)
7t. Lithuanian Club, Rockford, IL (2-2)
9t. Lady Zapp, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
9t. McGlaughlin Oil, Columbus, OH (1-2)
9t. Taylor’s, Annapolis, MD (1-2)
9t. Michigan Elite, Inkster, MI (1-2)
13t. BAJB Texas Heat, Austin, TX (0-2)
13t. MN Magic, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
13t. Close Encounters, Southfield, MI (0-2)
13t. Sunbelt Blaze, Cochran, GA (0-2)

1999 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1999 held at Stratford, Connecticut.

Champion – California Commotion, Woodland Hills, California
Runner Up – Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, Arizona

Lisa Fernandez of California Commotion had an RBI single in the bottom of the 7th to win the title. Her hit scored Julie Smith and came off 17 year old Keira Goerl of Phoenix Storm.

The Commotion went 6-0 in the Tournament. The pitching staff allowed just five hits for the week and had two perfect games and one no-hitter. The team outscored opponents 23-1 in the six games. Lisa Fernandez and the Commotion outdueled Danielle Henderson and the Brakettes 1-0, 15 K in the winners bracket final. The Phoenix Storm eliminated the Brakettes 2-0 behind the shutout pitching of Keira Goerl. The Commotion Pitching staff had 2 perfect games and a no hitter in the Tournament.

  • MVP – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion – .556
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Keri McCallum, Stratford Brakettes


P – Lori Harrigan, California Commotion (2-0, perfect game)
P – Danielle Henderson, Brakettes (4-2, 83 K, 4 straight shutouts, including a no-hitter)
P – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion (4-0, pitched 1-0 one-hitter, had a perfect game, 13 K gave up only 4 hits the entire tournament; 10-18 .556)
C – Alyson Carter, California Hurricanes
1B – Jaime Foutch, Team Texas Majors
2B – Julie Smith, California Commotion
3B – Heather Stella, Bloomington Lady Hearts
SS – Dot Richardson, California Commotion
OF – Laura Berg, California Commotion
OF – Shelly Musser, Phoenix Storm
OF – Cassie Cunningham, Celina Suns
OF – Khara Good, CIGS Twisters
DH – Erica Beach, Phoenix Storm
UTIL – Suzy Brazney, Team Texas Majors
UTIL – Amanda Michalsky, Team Texas Majors


P – Kristine Karr, California Hurricanes
P – Kirsten Voak, Phoenix Storm (2-1)
P – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm (3-1)
C – Keri McCallum, Brakettes
1B – Kim Gutridge, Brakettes
2B – Jennifer Potzman, Topton VIP’s
3B – Krissy Medino, Clifton Cobras
SS – Natasha Watley, Flash D’Gold
OF – Leah O’Brien, California Commotion
OF – Cathy Balint, California Hurricanes
OF – Jennifer Smith, Brakettes
OF – Jody Miller, Topton VIP’s
DH – Delaina Talili, California Hurricanes
UTIL – Vanessa Villegas, California Hurricanes
UTIL – Amy LaRoque, Flash D’Gold


P – Gina Oaks, Flash D’Gold
P – Katie Chain, Celina Suns
P – Angela Wedlake, California Hurricanes
C – Tairia Mims, Phoenix Storm
1B – Veronica Nelson, Phoenix Firestorm
2B – Missy Hixon, Phoenix Storm
3B – Lindsay Fossatti, Phoenix Firestorm
SS – Mandy Shklar, Team Texas Majors
OF – Gina Novak, Topton VIP’s
OF – Kim Balkan, Phoenix Firestorm
OF – Stacy Gemeinhardt, CIGS Twisters
OF – Gianna Caruso, Clifton Cobras
DH – Missy Mellott, Celina Suns
UTIL – Stacy Roth, Celina Suns
UTIL – Kara Brun, Phoenix Storm


1. California Commotion, Woodland Hills, CA (6-0)
2. Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, AZ (5-2)
3. Brakettes, Stratford, CT (4-2)
4. California Hurricanes, Perris, CA (5-2)
5t. Phoenix Firestorm, Phoenix, AZ (3-2)
5t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (2-2)
7t. Team Texas Majors, Houston, TX (3-2)
7t. Cigs Twisters, Decatur, IL (3-2)
9t. Clifton Cobras, Clifton, NJ (2-2)
9t. Adirondack Ice, Albany, NY (1-2)
9t. Topton VIP’s, Topton, PA (2-2)
9t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (2-2)
13t. Connecticut Classics, New Haven, CT (1-2)
13t. Michigan, MI (0-2)
13t. Flash D’Gold, Fontana, CA (2-2)
13t. Hits, Frankfort, IL (1-2)
17t. Seahawks, Stratford, CT (0-2)
17t. Starpath, Dyer, IN (0-2)
17t. Twin City Jammers, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (0-2)
17t. Elite Force, Palos Hills, IL (0-2)
17t. Memphis Saints, Memphis, TN (0-2)

L-R, top row- Manager John Stratton, Emily Robustelli, Dana Morrill, Kim Gutridge, Donna McLean, Kristine MacLean, Alicia Smith, Keri McCallum, Kelly Buckley, and scorer Jeff Ellis. Bottom row – Megan Luring, Robyn King, Jen Smith, Danielle Henderson, Ellen “Frankie” Spruce, Nicole Faessler, Carolyn McGowan. Missing- GM Bob Baird, Coach Patti Fernandes, and Jenn Huyett.

1999 ISA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Series

1999 held at Niceville, Florida.

Champion – Thomas Bait and Tackle, Vass, North Carolina
Runner Up – Long Pest Control, Tacoma, Washington

  • MVP – John Adams, Thomas Bait & Tackle (29-35, .829)
  • HR Leader – Shane McCullough, Long Pest Control – 14
  • Batting Leader – John Adams, Thomas Bait & Tackle – .829
  • Defensive MVP – Grant Batts, Thomas Bait & Tackle


  • John Adams, Thomas Bait & Tackle (29-35, .829)
  • Huck Norris, Thomas Bait & Tackle (21-27, .778)
  • Doug Flowers, Thomas Bait & Tackle (20-25, .800
  • Grant Batts, Thomas Bait & Tackle (20-27, .741)
  • Shane McCullough, Long Pest Control (14 HR)
  • Jack Glover, WET/Easton (11 HR)


1. Thomas Bait and Tackle, Vass, NC (6-0)
2. Long Pest Control/TPS, Tacoma, WA (4-2)
3. Aftershock (4-2)
4. W.E.T./Easton (6-2)
5t. L&L Painting (4-2)
5t. Advance Softball (4-2)
7t. Hooters/BB/TPS (4-2)
7t. Lafayette Fire & Safety (3-2)
9t. Crew Softball (3-2)
9t. Southern Turf/Hudson/TPS (3-2)
9t. Suncoast/Dudley (3-2)
9t. Journeyman/Ques/Varsity/Easton (2-2)
13t. Herrin/TPS (2-2)
13t. WW Gay/TPS (2-2)
13t. Aubrey’s/Grover, Savannah, GA (2-2)
13t. Phone Masters/Commercial Bank, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Smokes/ABS/TPS (1-2)
17t. Guys Snack/Easton (2-2)
17t. Maroadi Transfer/Easton, Jeanette, PA (1-2)
17t. Advance Auto (1-2)
17t. Sports Page/Sports Reach (1-2)
17t. T&R Stucco (1-2)
17t. Terry’s TNT (1-2)
17t. Pov’s/Coors Light, Andover, MN (1-2)
25t. Florida Auto Auction (0-2)
25t. Going Deep (0-2)
25t. R&B Plastering (0-2)
25t. Florida Heat/Nave Plumbing/Worth (0-2)
25t. Team Sonic (0-2)
25t. Pace (0-2)
25t. A Plus Mortgage (1-2)
25t. Louisiana Bag (0-2)
33. Minco (0-2)

1999 ISA Men’s AA Slow Pitch World Series

1999 held at Gainesville, Georgia at Lanier Point Softball Complex.

Champion – Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, Ohio
Runner Up – P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton, Sommers, Connecticut

  • MVP – Tim Linson, Hague (37-42, .881, 20 HR, 42 RBI)
  • Defensive MVP – ?
  • Offensive MVP – ?
  • HR Leader – Tim Linson, Hague – 20
  • Batting Leader – Tim Linson, Hague – .881


  • Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (37-42, .881, 20 HR)
  • Judson Jackson, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (33-43, .767, 15 HR, 38 RBI)
  • Paul Brannon, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (31-41, .756, 15 HR)
  • Mark Cobb, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (31-40, .775, 8 HR)
  • Shane Dubose, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (32-42, .762)
  • Dale Sensenig, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (27-36, .750, 8 HR)
  • Chris Lashley, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (25-34, .735, 12 HR)
  • Dennis Turner, Hague/Resmondo/TPS
  • Bob Fisher, P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton (12 HR)
  • Kris O’Hara, P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton
  • Jeff Vargo, P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton
  • Jose Santiago, P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton
  • Ernie Montgomery, Team Reeece (24-32, .750, 11 HR)
  • Derek Jones, Team Reece (26-31, .839, 11 HR)
  • Brian Justice, Team Reece (23-30, .767, 10 HR)


Tim Cocco, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (27-41, .659, 12 HR)
Jim Burbrink, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (12-16, .750)
Brian Arnold, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (7-11, .636)


1. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (7-1)
2. P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton, Sommers, CT (4-2)
3. Team Reece, Knoxville, TN (4-2)
4. Hendu/Loug Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (3-2)
5t. Southern Turf/Hudson’s/TPS, Samson, AL (3-2)
5t. Sunnyvale Value/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA (4-2)
7t. L&L Painting, Pratville, AL (2-2)
7t. AfterShock/Easton, Fairfield, CA (2-2)
9t. B&E Tire/Worth, Sugar Hill, GA (3-2)
9t. W.E.T./Easton, Niceville, FL (2-2)
9t. Budweiser/Demarini, College Station, TX (2-2)
9t. Paramount Builders/TPS, Virginia Beach, VA (2-2)
13t. Fast Eddies, Jackson, MS (2-2)
13t. The Crew, GA (2-2)
13t. Gasoline Heaven/Worth, Commack, NY (1-2)
13t. New Construction/AAA/Worth, Shelbyville, IN (1-2)
17t. Powerhouse/Reebok, Riverdale, GA (1-2)
17t. Interior Connection/TPS, Soddy Daisy, TN (0-2)
17t. Kia of Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, GA (0-2)
17t. Sportsworld/Folk Jordan, Lebanon, TN (0-2)
17t. Team Georgia/Worth, Tucker, GA (0-2)
17t. Chevy World/HBO, AL (0-2)

1999 ISA Super Men’s Slow Pitch World Series

1999 held at Winter Haven, Florida.

Champion – Team Easton, Burlingame, California
Runner Up – Dan Smith/Wessell/Backstop/ Worth, San Jose, California

Dan Smith emerged from the losers bracket, only to lose a heart breaker to Team Easton 18-17 in the Championship game.

  • MVP – Brett Helmer, Team Easton (16-21, .762, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
  • Defensive MVP – Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Wessel/ Backstop/Worth
  • Offensive MVP – Todd Joerling, Team Easton (16-19, .842, 5 HR, 11 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Brett Helmer, Team Easton – 6
  • HR Leader – Robbie Ergle, Dan Smith (15-22, .682) – 6
  • HR Leader – Dewayne Frizzell, Dan Smith (16-23, .696) – 6
  • Batting Leader – Jim Devine, R&D Easton (13-14, 3 HR, 12 RBI) -.929


  • P – Greg Harding, Team Easton (8-13, .615, 2 HR, 6 RBI)
  • C – Wendell Rickard, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth
  • 1B – Brett Helmer, Team Easton (13-17, .765, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
  • 2B – Darrell Beeler, Team Easton (8-17, .421, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
  • 3B – Albert Davis, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth
  • SS – Todd Joerling, Team Easton (16-19, .842, 5 HR, 11 RBI)
  • MI – Ron Parnell, Team Easton (12-19, .632, 4 HR, 14 RBI)
  • OF – Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth (16-22, .727, 4 HR)
  • OF – Dewayne Frizzel, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop (16-23, .696, 6 HR)
  • OF – Scott Striebel, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop (16-23, .696, 4 HR)
  • OF – Dale Sensenig, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (15-20, .750)
  • UTIL – Robbie Ergle, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth (15-22, .682, 6 HR)
  • UTIL – Jim Devine, R&D Easton (13-14, .929, 3 HR, 12 RBI)
  • UTIL – Mike Shenk, Team Easton (15-19, .789, 3 HR, 11 RBI)


Todd Martin, Team TPS (11-13, .846, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
Rod Hughes, R&D Easton (11-14, .786, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
Dewayne Nevitt, Team TPS (8-11, .727, 4 HR, 10 RBI)
Jason Kendrick, Team TPS (8-11, .727, 3 RBI)
Jeff Hall, Team Easton (15-21, .714, 4 HR, 13 RBI)
David Hood, R&D Easton (9-13, .692, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
Paul Drilling, Dan Smith/Worth (11-16, .688)
Dennis Rulli, Hague/Resmondo (11-16, .688, 5 RBI)
Hank Garris, Team TPS (9-14, .643, 4 HRS, 12 RBI)
Britt Hightower, R&D Easton (8-13, .615, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (8-13, .615, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
Dal Beggs, Dan Smith/Worth (13-21, .592, 2 HR)
Greg Cannedy, Dan Smith/Worth (7-12, .583)
Doug Kissane, Team TPS (7-12, .583, 4 HR, 9 RBI)
Randy Kortokrax, R&D Easton (8-14, .571, 5 HR, 12 RBI)
Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo (12-21, .571, 5 HR, 15 RBI)
Rusty Bumgardner, Team TPS (5-9, .556, 2 HR, 7 RBI)
Dennis Mendoza, Dan Smith/Worth (11-20, .550)
Dan Schuck, Team Easton (11-20, .550, 1 HR, 8 RBI)
Tim Cocco, Hague/Resmondo (12-22, .545, 2 HR, 11 RBI)
Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo (12-22, .545, 4 HR, 11 RBI)
Randall Boone, Team TPS (5-10, .500, 2 HR, 2 RBI)
Larry Fredieu, Team Easton (10-21, .476, 3 HR, 8 RBI)
John McCraw, Team Easton (9-19, .474, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Worth (9-25, .360 3 HR)


1. Team Easton, Windsor Locks, CT (4-0)
2. Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth, San Jose, CA (3-2)
3. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (3-2)
4. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (2-2)
5t. R&D/Easton, Lima, OH (1-2)
5t. Herrin/TPS, Savannah, GA (1-2)
7t. Mizuno/Demarini, Fort Pierce, FL (0-2)
7t. FL Heat/Nave Plumbing/Worth, Cape Coral, FL (0-2)

1999 NSA Men’s A East and West Slow Pitch Super Worlds

1999 East held in Georgia

Champion – L&L Painting, Montgomery, Alabama
Runner Up – Beloli/Tailgaters, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


1. L&L Painting, Montgomery, AL (5-1)
2. Beloli/Tailgaters, Pittsburgh, PA (4-2)
3. Plumbers & Pipefitters, Lansing, MI (5-2)
4. Dalton Chiropractic, NJ (4-2)
5t. Riverside/Allied Tool, Louisville, KY (4-2)
5t. K&G/TPS/Blue/A & R Pallet (3-2)
7t. Special Edition (2-2)
7t. Las Vegas Funjet/TPS, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
9t. Worth/Sportstar (2-2)
9t. The Crew, Georgia (2-2)

*remainder of standings unknown

1999 West held in Texas

Champion – Aftershock/DTS, Sacramento, CA
Runner Up – PhoneMasters, Wood River, IL


1. Aftershock/DTS, Sacramento, CA, (4-0)
2. PhoneMasters, Wood River, IL (6-2)
3. Advanced Softball (2-2)
4. T’s 13, Omaha, NE, (3-2)
5t. The Mob (2-2)
5t. RSH/Worth (2-2)

*remainder of standings unknown

1999 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1999 held at Sanford Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Florida on August 10-12.

Champion – Team Easton, Burlingame, California (56-27)
Runner Up – Team TPS, Louisville, Kentucky (77-14)

The championship was not decided until the “if” game, here is the First Final, Team TPS 20, Team Easton 19. Team Easton, without the benefit of a home run, scored 7 in the top of the first inning. Team TPS managed only one. The last out came when left fielder Robin Higginbotham made a leaping catch at the fence on Randell Boone.

Dan Schuck hit a 2-runner against the wind in the top of the second. Johnny McCraw and Mike Shenk had back to back triples. Team Easton continued to base hit, stretching the bulge to 13-1. Mike Glasscock came out to have a meeting with his team. “Go to a 7-man infield,” yelled one of the Team Easton players.

With Team TPS trailing 18 to 7 come into bat in the bottom of the 4th. Jeff Wallace’s 3-run home run with 2 outs in the bottom of the fifth pulls Team TPS within 18-17. Wallace, Hank Garris and Todd Martin each have 9 home runs. “We got a ballgame going, let’s go,” says Team Easton’s Jeff Hall. “We got a good game going.” “We didn’t need that zero in the (top of) fifth,” said Brett Helmer of Team Easton.

Team Easton didn’t need another blank in the bottom of the sixth, but that’s what they got. Rusty Bumgardner and Todd Martin homered to start the bottom of the sixth, giving Team TPS the lead at 19-18. Martin’s was his 10th, giving him the tournament lead. “It’s a one-inning game,” said Dan Schuck as Team Easton comes to bat in the top of the 7th . . . on the short end of a 19-18 score.

Team Easton is at the top of their order, Jeff Hall, Brett Helmer, Larry Fredieu, Todd Joerling and Dan Schuck. It’s starting to rain. Hall raps a single. Helmer homers into the teeth of the rain and wind. 20-19 Team Easton. But wait, Hall was caught off the base before the pitch. Dead ball. Do it again, says the head umpire. “You can do it again, Brett,” says Robin Higginbotham from the Team Eastons bench. “Go hard, Large,” hollers another teammate. “Say you will.” Helmer walks. Fredieu steps in. Fredieu flies out, to the fence in left. Joerling’s turn.

Glasscock calls a timeout. Stay tuned . . . Joerling flies to deep left center (against the wind) for a sac fly. Darrell Beeler flies out. 19-19 going into the top of the 7th. John Mello leads off the bottom of the 7th with a double to left center and when the ball kicks away from Johnny McCraw and Robin Higginbotham, Mello scores.

Now onto the “IF” Game for all the marbles – Team Easton 16 defeated Team TPS 14, After Team Easton draws a blank in the top of the 6th, Home runs by Randell Boone, Doug Kissane, John Mello and Jeff Wallace put Team TPS ahead 14-12 headed for the top of the 7th. Dewayne Nevitt has 2 HR in the game, giving him 10 for the weekend. Wallace has 12 and a bunch of RBI. Darrell Beeler starts the 7th inning with a single. Johnny McCraw is robbed of a hit on diving grab by Jason Kendrick in center field. Mike Shenk sac fly makes the score 13-14. Ron Parnell gets RBI single making the score 14-14. Greg Harding gets a hit. 2 out, 2 on. J.C. Phelps called on to pinch hit. He hits grounder which kicks off Demond Thomas at third. Everybody safe.

Team Easton bench has their rally caps on. Bases loaded for Jeff Hall. He lines a single to left field, for 2 RBI. 16-14. Brett Helmer walks, bases loaded again.

Team TPS bottom of the 7th: Rusty Bumgardner flies to left. Todd Martin walks. Randell Boone walks. Bill Messina is new pitcher to start this inning. Doug Kissane hits low liner to Ron Parnell at middle infielder. He steps on second, but his throw to first for a triple play is way high. But no triple play needed. Force at second would have bee third out. Big discussion on whether Parnell trapped ball or not, or whether he got the force at secone. Long discussion. Long, long discussion. It was ruled that Boone was safe at second. Phil Jobe up with 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd. Jobe pops up. Game over.

Team Easton wins 16-14 for second Grand Slam title.

  • MVP – Todd Joerling, Team Easton
  • HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Team TPS – 12
  • Batting Leader – Brett Helmer, Team Easton – .833


P – Greg Harding, Team Easton
C – Hank Garris, Team TPS (19-30, .633, 9 HR, 22 RBI)
1B – Dan Schuck, Team Easton (13-18, .722, 14 RBI)
2B – Tim Cocco, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (10-14, .714)
3B – Dewayne Nevitt, Team TPS (9 HR, 13 RBI)
SS – Todd Joerling, Team Easton (15-19, .789, 5 HR, 14 RBI)
OF – Doug Kissane, Team TPS (19-27, .704)
OF – Jason Kendrick, Team TPS (4 HR, 12 RBI)
OF – John McGraw, Team Easton (11-18, .611)
OF – Todd Martin, Team TPS (17-26, .654, 11 HR, 17 RBI)
EH – Brett Helmer, Team Easton (15-18, .833)
UTIL – Jeff Hall, Team Easton (12-20, .600, 3 HR)
UTIL – Ron Parnell, Team Easton (12-18, .667)
UTIL – Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (15-26, .577, 12 HR, 25 RBI)
UTIL – John Mello, Team TPS (6 HR, 13 RBI)


P – Phil Jobe, Team TPS
C – Keith Brockman, R&D/Easton (11-14, .786)
1B – Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (6 HR)
2B – Rod Hughes, R&D/Easton (10-15, .667, 4 HR, 17 RBI)
3B – David Hood, R&D/Easton (11-15, .733, 5 HR)
SS – Dennis Rulli, JWM/Herb’s/TPS
OF – Derek Oliver, Paramount/TPS
OF – Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Worth (9-12, .750, 4 HR)
OF – Dewayne Frizzell, Dan Smith/Worth (5 HR, 14 RBI)
OF – Robin Higginbotham, Team Easton
EH – Randy Kortokrax, R&D/Easton (10-14, .714, 5 HR)
UTIL – Jerald Smith, Paramount/TPS
UTIL – P.J. Jones, JWM/Herb’s/TPS (7-10, .700)
UTIL – Larry Fredieu, Team Easton
UTIL – Randy Romagna, Paramount/TPS (10-14, .714)


Greg Cannedy, Dan Smith/Worth (7-9, .778)
Jim Devine, R&D/Easton (7-10, .700)
Albert Davis, Dan Smith/Worth (7-10, .700)
Mike Shenk, Team Easton (9-15, .600, 3 HR)
Wendell Rickard, Dan Smith/Worth (7-12, .583, 3 HR)
Paul Drilling, Dan Smith/Worth (5-10, .500)
Scott Striebel, Dan Smith/Worth (6-13, .462)
Robbie Ergle, Dan Smith/Worth (5-11, .455, 1 HR)
Paul Brannon, Hague/Resmondo (8 HR)
Randall Boone, Team TPS (4 HR)
Rusty Bumgardner, Team TPS (4 HR)


1. Team Easton, Burlingame, CA (4-1)
2. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (5-2)
3. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (2-2)
4. R&D/Easton, Lima, OH (2-2)
5t. JWM/Herb’s/TPS, Riverside, CA (2-2)
5t. Paramount/TPS, Virginia Beach, VA (2-2)
7t. Dan Smith/Wessell/Backstop/Worth, San Jose, CA (1-2)
7t. Watanabe/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
9t. Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (0-2)
9t. New/AAA/Worth, Shelbyville, IN (0-2)

1999 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

1999 held at Montgomery, Alabama on September 23-26.

Champion – Caraway Steel, Eufaula, Alabama
Runner Up – Miller/McGaffer, Forest Park, Illinois

Caraway Steel of Alabama and Miller/McGaffer of Illinois met three times in the ASA Class B national tournament at Lagoon Park in Montgomery, Ala. Caraway won two, and claimed the national title. A grand slam home run by MVP to be Paul Judah gave Caraway a 21-18 win in the semifinal round of the winners bracket. Miller McGaffer, which won a game late Saturday night and three on Sunday, forced an extra game in the championship round with a 31-12 romp as Scott Becker hit two home runs and Jim Walsh, Jim Lynch and Jeff Sahazian and John Doss one each. Walsh and Dave Shaff each had 4 hits. Lynch had a single and 2-run HR in a 10-run top of the first. Miller McGaffer built a 17-12 lead going into the bottom of the fourth of the deciding game. Caraway broke loose for 8 runs, with the big blow being a grand slam home run by Keith Eldridge. Caraway won 32-27 as Eldridge went on to total 9 RBI in the game. He had a 3-runner in a 12-run bottom of the fifth, and 3 homers in the game. He had 8 for the tournament. Becker was the tourney leader with 10. Other Caraway homers in the 12-run inning included a 2-runner by Andrew Judah and a 3-runner by Paul Judah. For the game, Eldridge was 4-for-5, Paul Judah 4-for-6. Jeff and Bill Sahagian each had 2 HRs for Miller. Key plays for Caraway in the infield in the last inning were made by second baseman Craig English, middle infielder Sandy Jones and pitcher J.R. Phillips.

(Note: D&K/Worth of Los Angeles, one of the favorites, won six games in the losers bracket before being eliminated by the Bulls of S.C. (22-13). D&K was knocked into the losers bracket by Shadowfax of Pa. (15-14). Jean Shoppe of McKenzie, Tenn., was another favorite, advancing all the way to the winners bracket finals before losing to Caraway 34-31. It was 10-9 after one and 20-9 after two innings. Caraway had back to back 11-run innings to build up a 34-23 command. Eldridge, Jerry Goodson and Sammy Moore had triples. Paul Judah had 3 hits. Ron Roland had a homer and another hit. Craig English had a homer. Big Barry Shirley had a grand slam in the first and another homer for Jean Shoppe, while Ricky Bryant had 2 HRs. Big plays on defense for Caraway were turned in by Terry Goodson at short, Sammy Moore in right field and pitcher J.R. Phillips. Eldridge was a steady performer in left field all weekend.)

  • MVP – Paul Judah, Caraway
  • Batting Champion – Kevin Gillott of Jean Shoppe (.867)
  • Home Run Champion – Scott Becker of Miller/McGaffer (10)


Steve Rayburn, Caraway
Paul Judah, Caraway
Keith Eldridge, Caraway
Randy Jones, Caraway
Sammy Moore, Caraway
Ronnie Roland, Caraway
Ed Stapinski, Miller/McGaffer
Nick Latore, Miller/McGaffer
Brad Reynard, Miller/McGaffer
Jim Lynch, Miller/McGaffer
Dave Shaff, Miller/McGaffer
Jim Walsh, Miller/McGaffer
Art Reboletti, Miller/McGaffer
Kevin Gillott, Jean Shoppe
Barry Shirley, Jean Shoppe


J.R. Phillips, Caraway
Terry Goodson, Caraway
Andrew Judah, Caraway
Sandy Jones, Caraway
Chris Crittendon, Caraway
Scott Becker, Miller/McGaffer
Jeff Sahagian, Miller/McGaffer
Ronnie Talbert, Jean Shoppe
Heath Morris, Jean Shoppe
Craig Harris, Jean Shoppe
Buddy Majors, Jean Shoppe
Keith Vienneman, St. Louis
Scott Tierney, Popko’s
Dave Dudzinski, Popko’s
Ronnie Euther, Bulls


Tim Hopkins, Bulls
Tommy Lark, Bulls
Brian Batson, Bulls
Don Bruns, St. Louis
Jarrett Roserique, St. Louis
Gene Nebbitt, St. Louis
Nick Pizotto, Popko’s
Steve Lane, Popko’s
Javier Guana, Popko’s
Darren Stevens, Popko’s
Mike Aspray, D&K/Worth
Rob Wolkons, D&K/Worth
Dan Schnider, D&K/Worth
Rob Martinez, D&K/Worth
Tom Grudielanek, Newport


1. Caraway Steel, Eufaula, AL (7-1)
2. Miller/Mcgaffer, Forest Park, IL (8-2)
3. Jean Shoppe, McKenzie, TN (5-2)
4. Popko’s, Crete, IL (5-2)
5t. Bulls/Proline, North Charleston, SC (5-2)
5t. St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (6-2)
7t. Newport Softball, Milwaukee, WI (4-2)
7t. Worth/D&K/Franklin, Los Angeles, CA (7-2)
9t. Shadowfax, York, PA (4-2)
9t. Pick’s Place/Worth Sports, Hagerstown, MD (6-2)
9t. Coyne Sports/Nike, Brook Park, OH (3-2)
9t. American Sportswear, Brooklyn Center, MN (3-2)
13t. Select Specialty, Charlottesville, VA (4-2)
13t. Gilmo’s 4th Turn, Enterprise, AL (3-2)
13t. Buster Shiver Construction, Enterprise, AL (4-2)
13t. Sports Center Hitmen, Nashville, TN (3-2)
17t. Cen-Tex Spurs, Austin, TX (4-2)
17t. Vessel Elizabethtown, KY (2-2)
17t. Q-T Sports/Miken, West Babylon, NY (3-2)
17t. Sporting Wood, Sugarland., TX (3-2)
17t. Minnesota Merchants/Mizuno, Minneapolis, MN (3-2)
17t. Randy Sports Brookhaven, MS (2-2)
17t. Sprint Premiere Management, Lititz, PA (2-2)
17t. De Angelo’s, Hazelton, PA (4-2)
25t. D.W. Landscaping, Norwalk, CT (3-2)
25t. Cattle Dawgz, North St. Paul, MN (2-2)
25t. Spikes/Gillen, Faribault, MN (3-2)
25t. Giant Glass, Haverhill, MA (2-2)
25t. B&C Softball, Edmonton, KY (2-2)
25t. Royal Tee Zers, Pensacola, FL (3-2)
25t. Capital City Construction, Bismarck, ND (3-2)
25t. Engine Room, Bloomington, MN (2-2)
33t. Deluxe Bakery, Bellmawr, NJ (2-2)
33t. Silva’s, Albuquerque, NM (2-2)
33t. Johnny Ray’s BBQ, Birmingham, AL (3-2)
33t. Bar-1 East, Hartford, CT (1-2)
33t. San Antonio Boomers, San Antonio, TX (1-2)
33t. Central Ave. Saloon, Rochester, NH (1-2)
33t. VFW Post 1431, Crawfordsville, IN (1-2)
33t. H.Y. Pressure, Reading, PA (1-2)
33t. Frawgs, Killeen, TX (2-2)
33t. OA Softball, Beavercreek, OH (1-2)
33t. Associated Steel Products Moultrie, GA (1-2)
33t. Wynnfield-Argo Phenix City, AL (1-2)
33t. Ultimate Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
33t. Duston’s Market, Dover, NH (1-2)
33t. Taco Bell, Sioux Falls, SD (2-2)
33t. Houston Merchants, Houston, TX (2-2)
49t. Champion Athletics, West Point, IA (0-2)
49t. Rumpleminze, Barnum, IA (0-2)
49t. All American, Bryant, AR (0-2)
49t. Subway, Durant, OK (0-2)
49t. Telequip Storm, Hickory Creek, TX (0-2)
49t. Fresh Pak, Spokane, WA (1-2)
49t. Ohio Sealants, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
49t. Black Crows, Montgomery, AL (1-2)
49t. Portland Plastic Pipe, Portland, ME (1-2)
49t. I.B. Moore, Cynthiana, IN (1-2)
49t. World Color, Corinth, MS (0-2)
49t. Mission Mizuno, New Richmond, WI (0-2)
49t. A-Bobs Geneseo, IL (0-2)
49t. Memphis Bulldogs, Memphis, TN (0-2)
49t. S&S Landscape Ashaway, RI (1-2)
49t. Huebner Softball, Evansville, IN (1-2)
65t. National Gold, Warwick, RI (0-2)
65t. Bryant Chiropractic Bonecrushers, Monticello, AR (0-2)
65t. Schnadig Belmont, MS (0-2)
65t. Shorty’s, Altus, OK (0-2)
65t. Good Life, Sylvester, GA(0-2)
65t. Daniel Catering/Elite Greenfield, WI (0-2)
65t. RSH/Worth, Jackson, MS (0-2)
65t. Petro/Woody’s, Fargo, ND (0-2)
65t. Fame Awards, Owatonna, MN (0-2)
65t. Team Easton, Simpsonville, SC (0-2)
65t. Kroner Paint/Timpe Insurance, Quincy, IL (1-2)
65t. Southeast Mavericks Corbin, KY (0-2)
65t. Tithof Construction Saginaw, MI (0-2)