Category: 2000

2000 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2000 held at Clearwater, Florida.


Champion – Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, Arizona (17-6)
Runner Up – Team Texas, Houston, Texas


Phoenix Storm won first 3 games, before losing to Team Texas, then won 5 straight to capture the title. They finished 8-1 in the tournament. On the Final day, Erica Beach pitched 5 innings of shutout ball, before yielding to Keira Goerl who finished up for the save over the Decatur Twisters. Then Goerl pitched a 3-1 complete game victory over the Raybestos Brakettes.

Then the Storm had to defeat undefeated Team Texas twice. Goerl pitched a 2-0 shutout to win the first final. Goerl started the final game and went 3 innings, before giving way to Amanda Scott who went the rest of the way and was the winning pitcher as in the 9th inning,

Beach walked off of Team Texas pitcher Susie Parra, Amanda Scott got a hit. Parra issued a walk Shelly Musser to load the bases. Dana Sorenson was brought in to relieve Parra and promptly gave up the game winning hit to Katie Swann.

Amanda Scott was 1-0 and Erica Beach was 3-1 for the Storm. Nicole Thompson led the Storm Offense as she went 10-27 (.370).

Suzy Parra of Team Texas by the way shutout the Brakettes 3-0 to advance to the final as the Brakettes went 4-2 and finished 3rd.


  • MVP – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm (4-0, 33 IP, 31 K, 1 Save, only gave up 2 runs)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Natasha Whatley, Team Texas
  • Batting Leader – Jen Stump, Florida Sun Sox (6-14) – .429
  • HR Leader – Jen Stump, Florida Sun Sox – 2

2000 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm
P – Courtney Blades, Brakettes (2-0, 2 saves, 30 K, pitched a perfect game)
P – Michelle Hawkins, CIGS Twister (3-2)
C – Suzy Brazney, Team Texas
1B – Jen Stump, Sun Sox
2B – Missy Hixon, Phoenix Storm
3B – Germaine Fairchild, Brakettes
SS – Natasha Watley, Team Texas
OF – Shelly Musser, Phoenix Storm
OF – Alicia Smith, Brakettes
OF – Trena Peel, Team Texas
OF – Nichole Thompson, Phoenix Storm
UTIL – Kara Brun, Phoenix Storm
UTIL – Jennifer Smith, Brakettes
UTIL – Robin Zielinski, Yuengling A’s

2000 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Dana Sorensen, Team Texas (2-1)
P – Alana Klaus, Boca Pacemakers
P – Susie Parra, Team Texas (2-1)
C – Keri McCallum, Brakettes
1B – Katie Swan, Phoenix Storm
2B – Amy Pera, CIGS Twister
3B – Tairia Mims, Phoenix Storm
SS – April Scherman, Pekin Lettes
OF – Donna MacLean, Brakettes
OF – Tayla Trudell, Hurricanes
OF – Cutie Taylor, CIGS Twister
OF – Ninya Ybarra, Boca Pacemakers
UTIL – Alicia Gerlach, HITS
UTIL – Jenny Oermann, CIGS Twister
UTIL – Lorie Erie-Schmalzle, Yuengling A’s

2000 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Nikki Myers, Sun Sox
P – Lindsey Chouinard, Hurricanes
P – Kristine Karr-Jacobson, Hurricanes
C – Courtney Scott, Phoenix Storm
1B – Jolene Slama, Pekin Lettes
2B – Vanessa Villegas, Hurricanes
3B – Jennifer Weaver, Yuengling A’s
SS – Chantal Pershing, Hurricanes
OF – Erin Rahn, Hurricanes
OF – Jinny Mathews, Boca Pacemakers
OF – Jenna Zimmerman, Pekin Lettes
OF – Sara Vassmer, CIGS Twister
UTIL – Nicole Victoria, Team Texas
UTIL – Erica Beach, Phoenix Storm (3-1)
UTIL – Kellie Wilkerson, Brakettes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, AZ (8-1)
2. Team Texas, Houston, TX (4-2)
3. Brakettes, Stratford, CT (4-2)
4. CIGs Twister, Decatur, IL (3-2)
5t. Hurricanes, Perris, CA (4-2)
5t. Sun Sox, Winter Garden, FL (3-2)
7t. Pekin Lettes, Pekin, IL (3-2)
7t. Boca Pacemakers, Boca Raton, FL (3-2)
9t. Yuengling A’s, Pottsville, PA (2-2)
9t. Hits, Frankfort, IL (1-2)
9t. Royal Ladies, Yardley, PA (2-2)
9t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (1-2)
13t. Michigan, MI (1-2)
13t. Phoenix Firestorm, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
13t. Memphis Saints, Memphis, TN (2-2)
13t. Clearwater Bullets, Clearwater, FL (1-2)
17t. Celina Sun, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Majestics, Montclaire, NJ (1-2)
17t. Clifton Cobras, Clifton, NJ (0-2)
17t. Topton VIP’s, Fleetwood, PA (0-2)
17t. Vypers, Wycote, PA (0-2)
17t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (1-2)
17t. Elite Force, Palos Park, IL (0-2)

L-R, top row- Scorer Jeff Ellis, Manager John Stratton, Keri McCallum, Kim Gutridge, Amber Burgess, Robyn King, Courtney Blades, Kellie Wilkerson, Kristine MacLean, Ellen “Frankie” Spruce, Coach Patti Fernandes, GM Bob Baird, scoreboard operator Patrick Baird. Bottom row- Heather Brousseau, Germaine Fairchild, Emily Robustelli, Jen Smith, Alicia Smith, Donna McLean, Jenn Huyett.

2000 ISA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Series

2000 held at Winter Haven, Florida.


Champion – Maroadi Transfer/Nike, Jeannette, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – L&L Painting, Montgomery, Alabama


  • MVP – Tommy Thompson, Maroadi Transfer (21-23, .913, 18 HR)
  • Defensive MVP – Scott Nastally, Maroadi’s
  • HR Leader – Ed Hicks, L&L Painting – 19
  • Batting Leader – Tommy Thompson, Maroadi Transfer – .913
  • Base Burgler – Jimmy Collins, L&L Paints/TPS

ISA A ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Matt Furrey, Maroadi Transfer/Nike
  • Scott Janek, Maroadi Transfer/Nike
  • Dave Dahanos, Maroadi Transfer/Nike
  • Kevin Berkofer, Maroadi Transfer/Nike
  • Mark Mastorovich, Maroadi Transfer/Nike
  • Tommy Urban, L&L Painting/TPS
  • Kevin Gillott, L&L Painting/TPS
  • Ed Hicks, L&L Painting/TPS
  • Will Watson, L&L Painting/TPS
  • Chris Johnson, Sea Lane Express
  • Grant Batts, Sea Lane Express
  • Shawn Watson, Phone Masters/TPS
  • Jan Moss, Phone Masters/TPS

FINAL RESULTS

1. Maroadi Transfer/Nike, Jeanette, PA (6-0)
2. L&L Painting/TPS, Pratville, AL (8-2)
3. Phone Masters/TPS/Community Bank, St, Louis, MO (4-2)
4. Sea Lane Express, Goldsboro, NC (4-2)
5t. Kevitt/J&H/Easton, St. Paul, MN (5-2)
5t. Smokes/ABS/TPS, Ellicott City, MD (3-2)
7t. LDJ/Varsity/Journeymen/Easton, Canton, MI (3-2)
7t. Team Powerhouse/JW Construction, Riverdale, GA (3-2)
9t. Demarini/Mizuno, Fort Pierce, FL (2-2)
9t. TNT/Power, Virginia (2-2)
9t. Paramount Builders/TPS, Virginia Beach, VA (2-2)
9t. Hooters/B&B/Easton, Overland Park, KS (2-2)
13t. Team Georgia/Worth, Tucker, GA (2-2)
13t. Community Access/Wooters Kansas (2-2)
13t. WW Gay/TPS, Gainesville, FL (1-2)
13t. Plumbers & Pipefitter #333, Lansing, MI (1-2)
17t. POVs/TPS, Brooklyn Center, MN (1-2)
17t. Aubury’s/TPS, Savannah, GA (1-2)
17t. Hudson/TPS, Elba, AL (1-2)
17t. Herrins Softball, Savannah, GA (1-2)
17t. Smith/Barney, Bradenton, FL (0-2)
17t. Florida Heat/Nave Plumbing, Sanibel, FL (0-2)
17t. Harrison’s, Portsmouth, VA (0-2)
17t. GTE Wireless, Tennessee (0-2)
25t. Louisiana Bag, Louisiana (0-2)
25t. Ed Softball/Bud/Cafe Florida (0-2)
25t. Lumberjacks, Louisiana (0-2)
25t. C&S, Pensacola, FL (0-2)
25t. Vernons/Jax Sport,Florida (0-2)

2000 ISA Men’s AA Slow Pitch World Series

2000 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.


Champion – Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – Sunnyvale Valve/TPS, Sunnyvale, California


  • MVP – Bryson Baker, Long Haul/TPS
  • Defensive MVP – ?
  • Offensive MVP – ?
  • HR Leader – ?
  • Batting Leader – ?

ISA AA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Bryson Baker, Long Haul/TPS
  • Chris Lashley, Watanabe/Perkins/TPS
  • Jim Burbrink, Hague/Resmondo/TPS
  • Mike Rodriquez, Hague/Resmondo/TPS
  • Judson Jackson, Hague/Resmondo/TPS
  • Mike McColman, Sunnyvale/Easton
  • Larry Carter, Sunnyvale/Easton
  • John Heller, Sunnyvale/Easton
  • Brian King, Sunnyvale/Easton
  • Kris O’Hara, Long Haul/TPS
  • Dennis Rulli, Long Haul/TPS
  • Chaun Demars, Long Haul/TPS
  • Alex Lavorico, Long Haul/TPS
  • Paul Drilling, Long Haul/TPS

FINAL RESULTS

1. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (4-0)
2. Sunnyvale Valve/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA (4-2)
3. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH 2-2
4. Watanabe/Perkins/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
5t. P&D/Aftershock/Ritch’s/Easton, Fairfield, CT (2-2)
5t. Maroadi Transfer/Frank-n-Stein/Nike, Jeannette, PA (2-2)
7t. RSH/Worth, Jackson, MS (1-2)
7t. KT Leasing/Nike, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
9t. Mr. Label/Plant Detail, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
9t. Check Advance/SportsWorld/Worth, Hendersonville, TN (0-2)
9t. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (0-2)
9t. Roosters/A+ Mortgage/Astros/Easton, Anderson, IN (0-2)

2000 ISA Super Men’s Slow Pitch World Series

2000 held at Winter Haven, Florida


Champion – Dan Smith/Worth, San Jose, California
Runner Up – Sunbelt Plastics Softball, Centerville, Georgia


  • Jerome Earnest Memorial MVP Award – Dal Beggs, Dan Smith/Worth (.19-22, .864, 3 HR)
  • Defensive MVP – Britt Hightower, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Offensive MVP – None named or no info
  • HR Leader – Hank Garris, Team TPS (17-22, .773) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Dal Beggs, Dan Smith/Worth – .864
  • Base Burgler Award – Ray Patti

ISA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Hank Garris, Team TPS (17-22, .733, 11 HR)
  • Jeff Wallace, Team TPS
  • Rusty Bumgardner, Team TPS
  • Jason Kendrick, Team TPS
  • Dewayne Frizzel, Sunbelt Plastics
  • John McCraw, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Dennis Mendoza, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Curtis Williams, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Britt Hightower, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Dal Beggs, Dan Smith/Worth (19-22, .864, 3 HR)
  • Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Worth
  • Doug Kissane, Dan Smith/Worth
  • Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Worth
  • Albert Davis, Dan Smith/Worth
  • Lonnie Fox, Jr. Dan Smith/Worth
  • John Keigley, Hague/Resmondo/TPS

PRELIMINARY GAMES

Bracket-A

1. Sunbelt Plastics, Centerville, GA (3-0)
2. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (2-2)
3. Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL (1-2)
4. Suncoast/Dudley, Sarasota, FL (0-2)

Bracket-B

1. Dan Smith/Worth, San Jose, CA (3-1)
2. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (3-2)
3. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (1-2)
4. Sunnyvale Valve/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA (0-2)

Championship Game

Dan Smith/Worth 34 defeated Sunbelt Plastics 19


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Dan Smith/Worth, San Jose, CA (4-1)
2. Sunbelt Plastics, Centerville, GA (3-1)
3. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (3-2)
4. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (2-2)
5t. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (1-2)
5t. Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL (1-2)
7t. Sunnyvale Valve/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA (0-2)
7t. Suncoast/Dudley, Sarasota FL (0-2)

2000 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2000 held at Sanford, Florida


Champion – Team TPS, Louisville, Kentucky (79-15)
Runner Up – Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, Florida (59-27)


The Championship went to the “if” game as Team TPS had to double dip Bell Corp. and they did; Team TPS 39-13 and 41-21. On Sunday afternoon at approximately 5:30 Eastern time Team TPS finally shook the monkey off of it’s back to win one of the most coveted events in slow pitch softball. They won the ASA Men’s Super Division crown. Team TPS who has just announced that it will not sponsor a Super Softball Team in 2001 finally won one of the big ones. The last two years the national championships have eluded them and now they have finally won and get to take one of the biggest prizes in softball back to Louisville. I am very happy for the players and management from Team TPS. There is nothing harder than winning when you are supposed to win. Team TPS has never quit trying to achieve a goal that they sat out to achieve two years ago. Winning a national title. The story is already out about them not sponsoring a team next year but do people understand the reasoning behind it? I think Hank Garris has finally showed the softball world why he has been one of if not the leader in almost every TPS Power Ratings category the last couple of years. He put on quite a display of power this weekend as he helped lead the Team TPS ball club to the ASA Men’s Super World Series Crown. Team TPS came charging out of the losers bracket and defeated Bell Corp/Easton twice to take the coveted award. The won 39-18 in the first game and then ran up a 28-5 lead after 2 innings to secure them the championship title in the second game 41-21. Hank walked away with all of the awards as he led the tournament in home runs and on base percentage. He was also tabbed with the MVP award to top off a tremendous weekend. Team TPS got up on Sunday morning and it was liked someone had switched the light back on. They scored over 100 runs in the 3 games they played on Sunday. Hank was leading the way on Sunday and Jeff Wallace, Rusty Bumgardner, Randall Boone and the rest of the boys just followed suit. I got to speak with Hank Bassett last night briefly and this is what he had to say about the boys from Louisville. “I know how awesome our offensive attack looked yesterday but I want people to know just how great our defense was also. The outfield played like I don’t know what. . I have been around softball for quite some time now but I do not believe I have ever seen a better display of defense from an outfield as I saw this past weekend from the Trio from Team TPS. Between the 3 of them there had to be at least 10 to 15 diving catches made by them and Higgy had 7 or 8 of those. The outfield really took charge this weekend. They were challenging the players instead of letting them have that extra base. By doing that they kept the hitters on first and this was giving us a chance for some double play balls.”  Team TPS trying to make sure that they win picked up Paul Drilling from Long haul and brought in veteran Rick Weiterman to help with some of the leadership. Paulie did a great job pitching and Rick’s presence was felt immediately. It has been a long wait for Team TPS but I am sure it was worth it.


  • MVP – Hank Garris, Team TPS (.900, 16 HR, 37 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Hank Garris, Team TPS – 16
  • Batting Leader – Hank Garris, Team TPS – .900

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Paul Drilling, Team TPS (.565, 2 HR, 8 RBI)
  • C – Hank Garris, Team TPS (.900, 16 HR, 37 RBI)
  • 1B – Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (.667, 13 HR, 27 RBI)
  • 2B – Brett Helmer, Bell Corp./Easton (.714, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
  • 3B – Mike Shenk, Team TPS (.720, 7 HR, 26 RBI)
  • SS – Todd Martin, Team TPS (.667, 10 HR, 19 RBI)
  • OF – Jason Kendrick, Team TPS (.667, 2 HR, 8 RBI)
  • OF – Brad Stiles, Team TPS (.731, 2 HR, 15 RBI)
  • OF – Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Blackman (.733, 2 HR, 7 RBI)
  • UT – Curtis Williams, Sunbelt (.813, 6 HR)
  • UT – Rusty Bumgardner, Team TPS (.667, 10 HR, 20 RBI)
  • UT – Keith Brockman, Bell Corp./Easton (.833, 8 HR, 11 RBI)
  • UT – Tim Cocco, Bell Corp./Easton (.647, 1 HR, 9 RBI)
  • UT – Randall Boone, Team TPS (.773, 9 HR, 19 RBI)

ASA SUPER ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Robbie Ergle, Dan Smith/Blackman (.667, 3 HR, 8 RBI)
  • C – Jeff Smith, Budweiser Softball (.875, 7 HR, 15 RBI)
  • 1B – Tot Powers, Sunbelt (.714, 5 HR, 8 RBI)
  • 2B – Todd Weigand, Budweiser Softball Club (.643, 3 HR)
  • 3B – Dewayne Nevitt, Bell Corp./Easton (.682, 6 HR, 14 RBI)
  • SS – Dennis Mendoza, Sunbelt (.684, 6 HRs, 8 RBI)
  • OF – Doug Kissane, Dan Smith/Blackman (.529, 6 HR, 7 RBI)
  • OF – Scott King, Bell Corp./Easton (.643, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
  • OF – Dewayne Frizzell, Sunbelt (.700, 5 HRs, 15 RBI)
  • OF – John McCraw, Sunbelt (.600, 3 HRs, 8 RBI)
  • UT – Jeff Hall, Dan Smith/Blackman (.647, 4 HR, 9 RBI)
  • UT – Tom White, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (.667, 3 HR, 4 RBI)
  • UT – Shane DuBose, Bell Corp./Easton (.684, 1 HR)
  • UT – Steve Craven, Sunbelt (.737, 9 HRs, 14 RBI)
  • UT – Wendall Rickard, Dan Smith/Blackman (.647, 6 HR, 11 RBI)

OTHERS

Britt Hightower, Sunbelt (.700, 3 HR, 5 RBI)
Paul Brannon, Hague/Resmondo (.647, 4 HR, 6 RBI)
Rob Schleede, Bell Corp (.633, 5 HR, 13 RBI)
Randy Kortokrax, Bell Corp (.615, 5 HR, 8 RBI)
Lonnie Fox, Dan Smith (.571, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
Dale Walters, Budweiser Softball (.600, 6 HR, 10 RBI)
Dan Schuck, Bell Corp (.600, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
John McCraw, Sunbelt (.600, 3 HR, 8 RBI)
Dale Sensineg, Hague/Resmondo (.600, 2 HR, 7 RBI)
Jerold Smith, Budweiser Softball (.600, 4 HR, 10 RBI)
Derrick Williams, Budweiser Softball (.571, 3 HR, 14 RBI)
Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo (.571, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
Ron Parnell, Hague/Resmondo (.563, 2 HR, 3 RBI)
Larry Carter, Budweiser Softball (.556, 5 HR, 13 RBI)
Albert Davis, Dan Smith (.538, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
Dal Beggs, Dan Smith (.538, 2 HR, 9 RBI)
Carl Rose, Dan Smith (.529, 6 HR, 11 RBI)
Doug Roberson, Hague/Resmondo (.529, 3 HR, 5 RBI)
Jimmy Powers, Sunbelt (.524, 8 HR, 17 RBI)
Todd Joerling, Bell Corp (.500, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
Ricky Huggins, Sunbelt (.500, 4 HR, 8 RBI)
John Mello, Team TPS (.455, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
Scott Striebel, Dan Smith (.417, 1 HR, 7 RBI)
Larry Fredieu, Sunbelt (.412, 5 HRS, 11 RBI)
Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo (.333, 2 HR, 5 RBI)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (6-1)
2. Bell Corp./Easton, Tampa, FL (3-2)
3. Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
4. Sunbelt Plastics, Centerville, GA (2-2)
5t. Budweiser Softball Club, College Station, TX (3-2)
5t. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Winchester, OH (3-2)
7t. Roosters/A+/Astros/Easton, Reynoldsburg, OH (1-2)
7t. Red’s/J&J/Fairweather/Worth, Kent, WA (1-2)
9t. Southern Tag, Mountain Home, AR (1-2)
9t. TPS Northwest, Everatt, WA (0-2)
9t. Watanabe Softball/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
9t. Craig’s Hitmen/Nike, Wadley, AL (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)

2000 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2000 held at Lawton, Oklahoma on September 1-4.


Champion – Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – Hooters/R&B/Easton, Kansas City, Kansas


  • MVP – Dennis Rulli, Long Haul Trucking/TPS
  • Batting Champion – Wes Campbell, Long Haul Trucking/TPS – .868
  • HR Champion – Kris O’Hara, Long Haul Trucking/TPS – 17

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Ted Larson, Long Haul/TPS
  • C – Dennis Pierce, Rooster’s/A+ Mortgage/Astros
  • 1B – Wes Campbell, Long Haul/TPS
  • 2B – Zack Keene, New Construction
  • 3B – Rusty Hoke, Budweiser/Williams
  • SS – Dennis Ruli, Long Haul/TPS
  • OF – Phil Castellano, Gasoline Heaven
  • OF – Sterlin Ibrom, AJA/TPS
  • OF – Cory Kruger, Hooters/R&B/Easton
  • OF – Kris O’Hara, Long Haul/TPS
  • UTIL – Shawn Coswell, Hooters/R&B/Easton
  • UTIL – Todd Thomas, RSH/Worth
  • UTIL – Lennon Leggett, RSH/Worth
  • UTIL – Jeff Ott, Long Haul/TPS
  • UTIL – Todd Volkers, Long Haul/TPS

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Kirk Stafford, Hooters/R&B/Easton
  • C – Mike Ginn, RSH/Worth
  • 1B – Bobby Behnsch, Strikezone/Worth
  • 2B – Jay Arthur, RSH/Worth
  • 3B – Otis Barnes, Rooster’s/A+ Mortgage/Astros
  • OF – Jason Moore, RPM/TPS
  • OF – Chris Chilton, Rooster’s/A+ Mortgage/Astros
  • OF – Andy Ahkoa, Gasoline Heaven
  • OF – Coleman Smith, Hooters/R&B/Easton
  • OF – Larry Carter, Budweiser/Williams
  • UTIL – Brett Wilhelm, Hooters/R&B/Easton
  • UTIL – Rod Hughes, Long Haul/TPS
  • UTIL – Shawn Hamilton, Hooters/R&B/Easton
  • UTIL – Bryson Baker, Long Haul/TPS
  • UTIL – Scott Pick, Hooters/R&B/Easton

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville., MN (9-1)
2. Hooters/R&B/Easton, Kansas City., KS (5-2)
3. RSH/Worth, Ridgeland, MS (4-2)
4. Rooster’s/A+ Mortgage/Astros, Anderson., IN (5-2)
5t. AJA/TPS, South Houston, TX (2-2)
5t. RPM/TPS, Concord, CA (3-2)
7t. Gasoline Heaven, Commack, NY (4-2)
7t. Strikezone/Worth San Antonio, TX (3-2)
9t. Budweiser/Williams College Station, TX (2-2)
9t. Houston Merchants/Dudley, Houston, TX (2-2)
9t. New Construction Shelbyville, IN (2-2)
9t. Watanabe Softball/TPS Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
13t. Jackies Outlaw’s, Lawton, OK (0-2)
13t. Oklahoma DeMarini, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
13t. U.S. Armed Forces, San Diego, CA (1-2)
13t. Wooters Right Of Way, Ponca City, OK (1-2)
17t. Altus (Mangum) Outlaw’s Altus, OK (0-2)
17t. Aubrey’s/TPS, Savannah, GA (0-2)
17t. Skipwoth Plumbing/Blue Water, Iowa Park, TX (0-2)
17t. Team Snapwinzer Softball, Alameda, CA (0-2)
17t. Top Dog Softball, Port Arthur, TX (0-2)


2000 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2000 held at Nogales, Arizona on August 31-September 4.


Champion – Meierhoffer, St. Joseph, Missouri (56-14)
Runner Up – The Farm, Madison, Wisconsin


  • MVP – Kerry Shaw, Meierhoffer (two 3-run HR vs Decatur Pride and then 2 for 4 in Championship game vs the Farm)
  • Batting Leader – Brett Alvey, Larry Miller Toyota (7-13) – .538
  • HR Leader – Kerry Shaw, Meierhoffer
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Chris Bigelow, Meierhoffer (2-0, 14 IP, 14 K)

Meierhoffer claimed its second ASA National Championship in the last three years over the Farm Tavern. They captured the title game with a 7-1 victory. Rich Lira was 4 for 4 with two runs scored. Todd Twatchmann added a 2-run homer in the 6th inning to seal the deal. Meierhoffer finished the season 56-14. Winning pitcher Chris Bigelow, who was 2-0 in the tournament didn’t allow an earned run and was named the the most valuable pitcher. Meierhoffer’s other pitcher, Doug Middleton was also 2-0 in the tournament. Kerry Shaw, who went 2 for 4 in the title game was selected as the tournament MVP.

The Farm defeated Larry Miller Toyota 5-1 to advance to the title game. Larry Miller Toyota, third on the tournament with a 3-2 record behind pitcher Peter Meredith, finished the season with a 74-15 record. Fourth place Decatur Pride finished the season 58-10. Miller Toyota defeated Decatur Pride 5-4 for the 3rd place spot as two legends hurled against each other. Peter Meredith of Miller Toyota defeated Michael White Decatur Pride.

Terry Luster and Todd Martin pitched for the Farm Tavern (no records were available).

Michael White, Decatur Pride (2-1, 20 IP, 15 K), Tim Jacobs (1-1) won the other game for the Pride, hurling a 8-0 3-hit shutout in the opener.

Doug Gillis was 1-2 pitching for the  Midland Explorers.


2000 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Terry Luster, The Farm
P – Doug Middleton, Meierhoffer (2-0, 12 IP, 10 K)
P – Chris Bigelow, Meierhoffer
C – Todd Twachtman, Meierhoffer
1B – Shawn Rychcik, Decatur Pride
2B – Ehren Earleywine, Decatur Pride
3B – Brett Alvey, Larry Miller Toyota
SS – Kerry Shaw, Meierhoffer
OF – Mike Dryer, Meierhoffer
OF – Steve King, The Farm
OF – Kyle Magnusson, Larry Miller Toyota
OF – Steve Schott, Decatur Pride
DP – Boomer Brush, Decatur Pride
UTIL – Boyd Dallman, The Farm
UTIL – Brian Martie, The Farm

2000 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Peter Meredith, Larry Miller Toyota (3-2)
P – Rusty Parkhurst, HIS Construction
C – Tim Wahl, Decatur Pride
1B – Todd Budke, The Farm
2B – Chris Miljavac, Meierhoffer
3B – Ross Dey, Meierhoffer
SS – Mark Moziejko, HIS Construction
OF – Tommy Gray, Larry Miller Toyota
OF – Rich Lira, Meierhoffer
OF – Tom Montgomery, Decatur Pride
OF – Tim Wargo, The Farm
UTIL – Vic Johns, Decatur Pride
UTIL – Mike Schweiger, Meierhoffer
UTIL – Peter Turner, Larry Miller Toyota


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Meierhoffer, St. Joseph, MO (4-0)
2. The Farm, Madison, WI (4-2)
3. Larry Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT (3-2)
4. Decatur Pride, Decatur, IL (3-2)
5t. HIS Construction, Houston, TX (2-2)
5t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (1-2)
7t. Phoenix Merchants, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
7t. 51 Classics, Portage, WI (0-2)
9t. Willcox Plaza Restaurant, Willcox, AZ (0-2)
9t. Si Senor, Nogales, AR (0-2)

2000 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2000 held at Lancaster, California on August 31 – September 2.


Champion – K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs, North Vernon, Indiana
Runner Up – Paramount Builders/TPS, Virginia Beach, Virginia


  • MVP – Ricky Jackson, K&G Sports
  • HR Leader – Bob Bayne, Smokes/ABS/TPS – 15
  • Batting Leader – Kevin Gillot, L&L Painting (23-26) – .885

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Ricky Jackson, K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs
  • C – Roy Jarman, Paramount Builders
  • 1B – David Dohanos, Maroadi Transfer/Frank-n-Stein/Nike
  • 2B – Ken Ezzell, Smokes/ABS/TPS
  • 3B – Larry Huff, K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs
  • SS – Phil Hardy, K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs
  • OF – Rick Baker, K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs
  • OF – Bob Ban Erem, Deery Brothers/Easton
  • OF – Edwin Colore, Paramount Builders
  • OF – John Thomas, W.W. Gay/TPS
  • UT – Travis Mathews, Paramount Builders
  • UT – Andy Trosper, Worth/Sports Star
  • UT – Kevin Gillot, L&L Painting
  • UT – Gene Burdick, Povs/Walser/TPS
  • UT – David Allen, Paramount Builders

ASA A ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Scotty Matthewson, Deery Brothers/Easton
  • C – Bob Bayne, Smokes/ABS/TPS
  • 1B – Mike Thomas, W.W. Gay/TPS
  • 2B – Bobby Freeland, Worth/Sports Star
  • 3B – John Adams, Paramount Builders
  • SS – Rickey Wiggins, Paramount Builders
  • OF – Ryan Robbins, K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs
  • OF – Larry White, Paramount Builders
  • OF – Steve Helewitz, Smokes/ABS/TPS
  • OF – Tony Acosta, W.W. Gay/TPS
  • UT – Jayson Sterling, K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs
  • UT – Jim Rogers, Smokes/ABS/TPS
  • UT – Dan Houchin, K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs
  • UT – RJ Olsen, Povs/Walser/TPS
  • UT – Kevin Rasmussen, Deery Brothers/Easton

ASA A ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM

  • P – Jim Gruenwald, W.W. Gay/TPS
  • C – Rick Meyers, K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs
  • 1B – Steve Gilbert, Smokes/ABS/TPS
  • 2B – Mike Brodzinski, Povs/Walser/TPS
  • 3B – Luis Ruiz, L&L Painting
  • SS – Tim Felderman, Deery Brothers/Easton
  • OF – John Dutch, Paramount Builders
  • OF – Brian Matthewson, Deery Brothers/Easton
  • OF – Steve Schultz, Povs/Walser/TPS
  • OF – Matt Jones, Thomas Oil
  • UT – Shane Frederick, L&L Painting
  • UT – Derrick Reece, Reds/J&J/Fairweather/Worth
  • UT – John Glidewell, Thomas Oil
  • UT – Don Vasler, Deery Brothers/Easton
  • UT – Troy Rawlins, Maroadi Transfer/Frank-n-Stein/Nike

FINAL STANDINGS

1. K&G/TPS/Bike/Webbs, North Vernon, IN (10-1)
2. Paramount Builders/TPS, Virginia Beach, VA (5-2)
3. Deery Brothers/Easton, Waterloo, IA (4-2)
4. Smokes/ABS/TPS, Ellicott City, MD (5-2)
5t. POV’s/Walser/TPS, Brooklyn Center, MN (3-2)
5t. WW Gay/TPS, Gainesville, FL (3-2)
7t. Dalton Chiropractic/Viggiani Plumbing, Ocean, NJ (3-2)
7t. L&L Painting, Pratville, AL (4-2)
9t. Thomas Oil, Benton, AR (3-2)
9t. Gateway Press/TPS, Louisville, KY (3-2)
9t. Worth/Sports Star, Louisville, KY (4-2)
9t. Maroadi Transfer/Frank-n-Stein/Nike, Jeanette, PA (3-2)
13t. Red’s/J&J/Fair Weather/Worth, Kent, WA (3-2)
13t. Sid Grinker Company/TPS, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
13t. Eagle Group/Buckeye/Al’s, Dover, DE (2-2)
13t. Classic Glass, San Jose, CA (2-2)
17t. Mercer Machine/Worth Softball, Indianapolis, IN (1-2)
17t. Perkin’s Roofing/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
17t. Berardi’s/TPS, Lexington, KY (2-2)
17t. Phonemasters/TPS, St, Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Kluever’s Snap-On/Demarini, Metamora, IL (1-2)
17t. TPS Northwest, Everett, WA (2-2)
17t. Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (2-2)
17t. Team Miken, Caledonia, MN (1-2)
25t. Bigelo/Mizuno, Owatonna, MN 0-2
25t. WebWorls, Muskegon, MI (1-2)
25t. Las Vegas Funjet/TPS, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
25t. R&M Metals, Gilbertville, IA (0-2)
25t. Refco/Yamaha/Mizuno, Burnsville, MN (0-2)
25t. O&S Cattle Dogs/DeMarini, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
25t. Wolf Pack, Rowland Heights, CA (0-2)
25t. Can Do Metals, St. Anne, IL (0-2)
33t. Kevitt/J&H/Easton, Brooklyn Center, MN (0-2)
33t. OCP/CCC/Bud/Worth, Owatonna, MN (0-2)
33t. Team Softball America, Los Angeles, CA (0-2)
33t. Doug’s Sports Pub/Barrell Inn, Stevens Point, WI (0-2)

2000 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2000 held at Auburn, Alabama.


Champion: Premier Motor Sports/Worth, Pittsboro, North Carolina
Runner Up: Lakerettes, Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania


  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • Home Run Leader – N/A

2000 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Liane Antonini, Premier Sports
C – Mary Lyle, Premier Sports
1B – Sheri Nidiffer, Lakerettes
2B – Diana Denny, Premier Sports
3B – Carol Perroz, Lakerettes
SS – Ameaka McDougle, Premier Sports
OF – Tracy Ray, Premier Sports
OF – Kris Howard, Premier Sports
OF – Jody Trimmer, Lakerettes
OF – Tina Lineberry, Premier Sports
DH – Anna Rumsey, Premier Sports
UT – Sue Bupp-Ilyes, Lakerettes
UT – Carol Lewis, Lakerettes
UT – Jennifer “Sis” Woods, Lakerettes
UT – Jen Wilson, Premier Sports


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Premier Motor Sports/Worth, Pittsboro, NC (3-0)
2. Lakerettes, Conneaut Lake, PA (0-3)