Category: 2006

2006 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2006 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion: Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel, Tallahassee, Florida (East)
Runner Up: Armed Forces, Washington D.C. (West)


It was a show down between the 2004 Women’s Open champion and the 2005 Women’s Open champion at the 2006 Hooters Championship Series. Enough Said swept the Armed Forces during the 2004 Women’s Open championship but it was the Armed Forces who swept the Yard Dawgs in 2005 to capture their first championship series. Long Haul/Enough Said took a commanding 2-0 lead in the series on Friday winning their opener 10-2 and finishing the night with a 16-11 victory. It looked as if it might be another blow out in game three as Long Haul took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first inning but the Armed Forces battled back. Solid defense held Long Haul scoreless during the next innings and the Armed Forces managed to score three in the second, two in the fourth and a run in the fifth to tie the game 6-6 in the top of the fifth. Long Haul responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead once again and added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Armed Forces managed to plate only one run in the top of the seventh inning and for the second time they were swept by Enough Said in the Hooters Championship Series. Women’s Open MVP Cara Coughenour came through in a big way in game three going 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI. During the championship series Coughenour was 7-for-11 (.626) with two doubles, a home run and eight RBI. Long Haul/Enough Said finished 66-2 on the season.

Long Haul/Enough Said won all three championships games 10-2, 16-11, 9-7.


  • MVP – Cara Coughenour, Long Haul (7-11, .636, HR, 2 2B, 8 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Cara Coughenour, Long Haul – .636
  • Batting Leader – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces (7-11) – .636
  • Home Run Leader – Cara Coughenour, Long Haul – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Heather Carr, Armed Forces – 1

2006 East held at Augusta, Georgia.


Champion: Long Haul/Enough Said, Tallahassee, Florida
Runner Up: Long Island Tides, East Northport, New York


Long Haul/Enough Said defeated Michigan Rage 32-2 in the first game, then defeated the Long Island Tides in the winners bracket final 23-1. The Tides then eliminated the Rage to get another shot at Long Haul/Enough Said. Once again, they went down to defeat in the championship game 14-2 in this three team tournament.


  • East MVP– not awarded
  • East Batting Leader– Stacie Symonds, Long Haul/Enough Said
  • East Home Run Leader– Stacie Symonds, Long Haul/Enough Said
  • East Home Run Leader– Lynnie France, Long Haul/Enough Said

2006 EAST FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Mary Hoff, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
C – Sirene Johnson, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
1B – Sondra Landry, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
2B – Cara Coughenour, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
3B – Stacie Symonds, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
SS – Nyreka Smith, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
OF – Sherri Lynnie France, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
OF – Beverly Reaves, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
OF – Buffy Arms, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
UT – Cathy Bradley, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
UT – Meredith Gatlin, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel


EAST FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel, Tallahassee, FL (3-0)
2. Long Island Tides, East Northport, NY (1-2)
3. Michigan Rage, Lansing, MI (0-2)


2006 West held at Lancaster, California.


Champion: Armed Forces, USA
Runner Up: Karphone, Hawthorne, CA


The Armed Forces squad eliminated defending champ, Okaki Softball 6-4, then defeated undefeated Karphone in the finals and won a close 8-6 decision. They then scored 10 runs in the top of the 7th inning of the “if” game to defeat Karphone 20-16 to win the West Open Title.


  • West MVP– not awarded
  • West Batting Leader – Heather Carr, Armed Forces
  • West Home Run Leader – Heather Carr, Armed Forces
  • West Home Run Leader – Vivian Colbert, Armed Forces

2006 WEST FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Shannon Eichenseer, Armed Forces
C – Vivian Colbert, Armed Forces
1B – Heather Carr, Armed Forces
2B – Tamara Silvera, Okaki Softball
3B – Elena Song, Karphone
SS – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces
OF – Kim Mutaw, No Chit
OF – Kim Roter, Karphone
OF – Shannika Taylor, Armed Forces
OF – Leigh Campbell, Karphone
UT – Trisha Hayes, Okaki Softball
UT – Katrina Garcia, Okaki Softball
UT – Tracy Jones, No Chit
UT – Christy Whitcomb, Karphone
UT – Gina Oliver, Karphone


WEST FINAL STANDINGS

1. All Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. (6-1)
2. Karphone, Hawthorne, CA (4-2)
3. Okaki Softball Tustin, CA (3-3)
4. No Chit, Huntington Beach, CA (2-3)
5t. Hafta Play, Laguna Hills, CA (1-3)
5t. KMA, San Antonio, TX (0-4)

2005 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Altamonte Springs, Florida on August 4-7.


Champion – Tampa Bay Smokers, Tampa, Florida
Runner Up – Florida Fastpitch, Jacksonville, Florida


Florida Fastpitch eliminated two-time defending champion, The Farm Tavern 5-4 in 10 innings behind the pitching of Brian Urquhart and the clutch game winning hit by Wayne Bryan to advance to the finals against Tampa Bay Smokers. Korrey Gareau was the losing pitcher. After losing its first game of the tournament, Florida Fast Pitch (Jacksonville, Fla.) climbed its way back up the loser’s bracket to face their state rival in the finals. Michael White pitched his second shut-out of the tournament, and the offensive game of the Smokers over-powered the Florida Fast Pitch defense, winning the championship (6-0).

Frank Cox (2-0) and Rob O’Brien (relief) both pitched for the Smokers as well.

Florida Fastpitch – Brian Urquhart (2-1) and Blair Ezekeil (1-0)


  • MVP – Adam Lalonde, Tampa Bay Smokers (10-14, .714)
  • Batting Leader – Adam Lalonde, Tampa Bay Smokers – .714
  • HR Leader – Barry Kahler, Tampa Bay Smokers – 2
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Michael White, Tampa Bay Smokers (2-0, 2 shutouts, (6-0) championship game)

2005 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Michael White, Tampa Bay Smokers
P – Rob O’Brien, Tampa Bay Smokers
P – Brian Urquhart, Florida Fastpitch
C – Scott Lange, Florida Fastpitch
1B – Trent Rubley, Tampa Bay Smokers
2B – Kyle Van Abel, The Farm Tavern
3B – Blake Miller, Florida Fastpitch
SS – Jason Smith, Team Iowa
OF – Adam Lalonde, Tampa Bay Smokers
OF – Andy Sabo, Quaker River Sharks
OF – Charlie Walseman, Quaker River Sharks
OF – Barry Kahler, Tampa Bay Smokers
UTIL – Boomer Brush, Tampa Bay Smokers
UTIL – Chris Bohlman, Team Iowa
UTIL – Mike Brown, Florida Fastpitch

2005 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Blair Ezekiel, Florida Fastpitch
P – Paul Koert, Quaker River Sharks
P – Frank Cox, Tampa Bay Smokers
C – Todd Twachtman, The Farm Tavern
1B – Mike Dryer, Team Iowa
2B – Anthony Crum, Team Iowa
3B – Frankie Perez, Tampa Bay Smokers
SS – Matt Palazzo, Team Iowa
OF – Wayne Bryan, Florida Fastpitch
OF – Dan Loney, Quaker River Sharks
OF – Ryan Wolfe, The Farm Tavern
OF – Mike Keating, Keating Fitness Center
UTIL – Todd Moyer, Quaker River Sharks
UTIL – Kyle Beane, Quaker River Sharks
UTIL – Todd Budke, The Farm Tavern


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Tampa Bay Smokers, Tampa Bay, FL (4-0)
2. Florida Fastpitch, Jacksonville, FL (4-1)
3. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (3-1)
4. Team Iowa, Pleasant Hill, IA (2-2)
5t. Quaker River Sharks, Ambler, PA (2-2)
5t. Keating Fitness Center, Weatherly, PA (0-3)
7. So Cal Bombers, San Diego, CA (0-3)

NOTES: The tournament was a three game guarantee format.