Category: 2006

2006 ASA Men’s (9) A Modified Pitch Nationals

2006 held at Decatur, Alabama on September 1-4.

Champion –  Mickey’s, Midland, Michigan
Runner Up – Granite State Eagles, East Kingston, New Hampshire

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – David Fancher, Granite State Eagles
  • HR Champion – Dane Devereaux, Mickey’s


P – Eric Wilson, Mickey’s
P – Rob McQueen, Granite State Eagles
P – James Pinkston, Legends
C – Justin Davis, Mickey’s
1B – Jon Carter, Granite State Eagles
2B – Eric Fonseca, Granite State Eagles
3B – Dane Devereaux, Mickey’s
SS – Javier Colon, Legends
OF – Mike Hargrove, Legends
OF – Douglas Durr, Legends
OF – Martin Jimenez, Lynx
OF – Marshall Gray, Mickey’s
UTIL – David Fancher, Granite State Eagles
UTIL – Jason Benoit, Granite State Eagles
UTIL – Dennis Sian, Mickey’s


1. Mickey’s, Midland, MI (6-1)
2. Granite State Eagles, East Kingston, NH (3-2)
3. Legends, Fairhaven, MA (2-2)
4. Lynx, East Boston, MA (3-2)
5t. Wild’s Heating, Midland, MI (1-2)
5t. Reflections, Miami, FL (1-2)
7t. Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
7t. Memphis Cobras, Memphis, TN (0-2)
9. Durham Speed Boys, Durham, NC (0-2)

2006 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2006 held at South Bend, Indiana on August 3-6.

Champion – Circle Tap, Denmark, Wisconsin (32-20)
Runner Up – Florida Fastpitch, Jacksonville, Florida

Circle Tap defeated a determine Florida Fastpitch 4-1 in the final “if” Championship game to finish up with a (6-1) record and the ASA National Championship.  The Florida squad finished up (7-2) for the tournament. They forced the final game by trouncing Circle Tap 15-3 in the first final as they hit 4 homers in the game among their 16 hits. Collin McKenzie came in for the final game and shut down the Florida Fastpitch team with a 4-1 victory. McKenzie had 10 strikeouts in the game. Coaching legend Denny Bruckert went to the Nationals ad managed Circle Tap to the title, winning his 6th overall ASA championship as a manager.

Florida Fastpitch, behind pitcher Sebastian Gervasutti won 15-3 in 5 innings in first final, then Circle Tap came back and won the championship 4-1 as Collin McKenzie hurled the win, striking out 10 batters. Gervasutti was the losing pitcher in the final. The only run off McKenzie in the final game was a Home run by Mike Brown of Florida Fastpitch. Brad Johnson was 3-4 for Florida to finish up with a 17-29 performance (.586) and win the batting title.

Matt Bramwell, Circle Tap (2-1), pitched the other games for Circle Tap.

  • MVP – Chris DeLarwelle, Circle Tap
  • Batting Leader – Brad Johnson, Florida Fastpitch – .586
  • HR Leader – Chris DeLarwelle, Circle Tap – 3
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Collin McKenzie, Circle Tap


P – Sebastian Gervasatti, Florida Fastpitch (4-1)
P – Jeremy Manley, Florida Fastpitch (3-1)
P – Collin McKenzie, Circle Tap (4-0, 45 K, 28 IP)
C – Jeff Wartman, Circle Tap
1B – Mike Brown, Florida Fastpitch
2B – Jason Wandler, Minn-Dak Millers
3B – John Tschida, Minn-Dak Millers
SS – Josh Johnson, Townline Softball
OF – Tom Couch, Circle Tap
OF – Brad Johnson, Florida Fastpitch (17-29)
OF – Louie Joglar, Patsy’s
OF – Ryan Kostel, Heflin Builders
UTIL – Chris Delarwelle, Circle Tap (7-17, .412, 3 HR, 5 RBI)
UTIL – Larry Mastrogianakis, Florida Fastpitch
UTIL – Orlando Rodriguez, Patsy’s


P – Korrey Gareau, The Farm Tavern
P – Rob Schweyer, Minn-Dak Millers
P – Brian Urquhart, Heflin Builders
C – Craig Crawford, Midland Explorers
1B – Roman Foore, Minn-Dak Millers
2B – Matt Palazzo, Florida Fastpitch
3B – Kyle Magnusson, Circle Tap
SS – Kraig Sommers, Thomson Area Merchants
OF – Jason Darling, Florida Fastpitch
OF – Lucas Goring, Minn-Dak Millers
OF – Reggie Kline, MVD Sports & Specialties
OF – Adam Lalonde, Patsy’s
UTIL – Gregg Cascaes, Minn-Dak Millers
UTIL – Tony Kunka, Minn-Dak Millers
UTIL – Derek Pukash, Patsy’s


1. Circle Tap, Denmark, WI (6-1)
2. Florida Fastpitch, Jacksonville, FL (7-2)
3. Heflin Builders, Stillwater, NY (3-2)
4. Minn-Dak Millers, Fargo, ND (4-2)
5t. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (2-2)
5t. Bloomington Stix, Chenoa, IL (2-2)
7t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (2-2)
7t. MVD Sports & Specialties, Ashland, OH (2-2)
9t. Dolan & Murphy, Aurora, IL (1-2)
9t. Patsy’s, New York, NY (3-2)
9t. Townline Softball, Denmark, WI (2-3)
9t. Plangger’s Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (1-2)
13t. Keating’s Fitness Center, Wilkes Barre, PA (1-2)
13t. Thomson Area Merchants, Thomson, IL (2-3)
13t. Ashland Merchants, Ashland, OH (0-3)
13t. Duncan Outlaws, Elkhart, IN (0-3)
17t. DC Current, Bremen, IN (0-3)


The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

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


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


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


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


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
  • 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


P – Michael White, Tampa Bay Smokers (2-0, 2 shutouts, (6-0) championship game)
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 (10-14, .714)
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


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


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)


The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

2006 ASA Girls Gold 18-Under Fast Pitch Nationals

2006 held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 6-13.

Champion – O.C. Batbusters, Santa Ana, California
Runner Up – Worth Firecrackers Rico, Huntington Beach, California

Mike Schroeder knew he’d be celebrating a national championship with his daughter Sunday afternoon.

He just didn’t know which one. It turned out to be Katie, 17, who is the starting center fielder and leadoff hitter for the Orange County Batbusters.

Katie Schroeder scored the go-ahead run as part of a six-run sixth inning for the Batbusters, who defeated the Huntington Beach, Calif., Firecrackers 9-4 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in the 18-under Gold national fast-pitch softball championship game.

Michelle Schroeder, Katie’s 18-year-old sister, drove in a run for the Firecrackers, but she failed to make a play on a sinking line drive in right field that scored two runs in the Batbusters’ big sixth inning.

“The last part of the game was a rare emotion,” Mike Schroeder said. “As a dad, you want both girls to win. When the Firecrackers were winning, I kind of wanted them to win because Michelle is a senior. But when the Batbusters came back, and Katie had a hit and scored a run, that’s exciting. You just can’t switch it on and off like that when you’re a dad.”

This likely won’t be the last time that Mike Schroeder feels those emotions. Michelle is a freshman-to-be on the Stanford softball team. Katie, entering her senior year in high school, has committed to Pac-10 Conference rival UCLA, where their oldest sister, Jennifer, will be a junior.

“It’s not over yet,” Katie Schroeder said. “There’s going to be so many more of these. We’re really competitive, but we’re so supportive of each other. This will always be fun. We’ll remember this game for a long time.”

The Batbusters’ late rally was aided by the strong relief pitching of Donna Kerr.

Kerr allowed two hits and no runs over the final 41/3 innings. She quickly retired the Firecrackers in order in the sixth and seventh for the win.

“I knew I had to keep my team in the game, because I knew our bats would come around and they did,” said Kerr, who usually pitches as a starter. “I’ve only done it (pitched in relief) a few times. It’s different coming in with runners on and you’re in a situation. I had to find my bearings.”


1. O.C. Batbusters, Santa Ana, CA (7-0)
2. Worth Firecrackers Rico, Huntington Beach, CA (9-2)
3. California Cruisers McCard, Carlsbad, CA (5-2)
4. Valley Breeze Sotelo, San Fernando, CA (5-3)
5t. Shamrocks Orndorff, Vienna, VA (4-2)
5t. So Cal Athletics Richardson, Montclair, CA (6-2)
7t. Arizona Hotshots Gold Gatti, Scottsdale, AZ (4-2)
7t. Houston Power Gold Glowacz, Katy, TX (5-2)
9t. St. Louis Chaos Clynes, Florissant, MO (3-2)
9t. OK Babes Gold Bachman, Midwest City, OK (3-2)
9t. San Diego Breakers Harvey, Carlsbad, CA (3-2)
9t. Georgia Fire Yovanovich, Smyrna, GA (5-2)
13t. High Intensity Gold Collins, Niceville, FL (4-2)
13t. CA Grapettes Gomes, Lodi, CA (4-2)
13t. The Next Level Facione, Encinitas, CA (4-2)
13t. Washington Lady Hawks Noble, Redmond, WA (4-2)
17t. Jets Gold Pearce, Agoura Hills, CA (2-2)
17t. Louisiana Voodoo Gold Barksdale, River Ridge, LA (2-2)
17t. New Orleans Dejavu/Koplitz, New Orleans, LA (3-2)
17t. Omaha Finesse Gold Koubsky, Omaha, NE (3-2)
17t. San Diego Renegades Peronto, San Diego, CA (2-2)
17t. Pumas Nourse, Ventura, CA (2-2)
17t. Southern Force Glasco, Johnston City, IL (3-2)
17t. Sudden Impact Gold Lampl, Houston, TX (2-2)
25t. Corona Angels Tyson, Corona, CA (2-2)
25t. Ft. Worth Batbusters Black Grans, Richland Hills, TX (2-2)
25t. Georgia Elite Caldwell, Douglasville, GA (2-2)
25t. Jersey Inferno Gold Meister, Basking Ridge, NJ (2-2)
25t. Orange County Lionettes Wilson, Anaheim Hills, CA (2-2)
25t. Oregon Panthers Gold Orlando, Salem, OR (2-2)
25t. Texas Glory Gold Adkins, McKinney, TX (2-2)
25t. Impact Gold Burke, Houston, TX (2-2)
33t. American Pastime Gold Farnworth, Upland, CA (1-2)
33t. Anaheim O.C. Batbusters Anderson, Huntington Beach, CA (1-2)
33t. Arizona Suncats Heeley, Glendale, AZ (1-2)
33t. East Cobb Bullets Gold Branan, Alpharetta, GA (1-2)
33t. Finesse-Kilburn, Sterling Heights, MI (1-2)
33t. Georgia Titans-Bailey, Lithonia, GA (1-2)
33t. MN Irish Johnson, Rosemount, MN (1-2)
33t. Wichita Mustangs Misunas, Wichita, KS (1-2)
33t. So Cal Diamonds Garziano, Newbury Park, CA (1-2)
33t. So Cal Vipers Gold Carver, Moreno Valley, CA (1-2)
33t. Sorcerer Gold Mumma, Concord, CA (1-2)
33t. Texas Eclipse Gold Glass, Houston, TX (1-2)
33t. Texas Glory 18U Butler, Ennis, TX (1-2)
33t. Texas Travelers Wardlow, Mesquite, TX (1-2)
33t. Vienna Stars Gore, Vienna, VA (1-2)
33t. Xtreme Mavericks Of Georgia Kincaid, McDonough, GA (1-2)
49t. Absolute Blast Gold Bolstad, Bellevue, WA (0-2)
49t. Blast Gold Verde, Beaumont, TX (0-2)
49t. Colorado Stars Burns, Boulder, CO (0-2)
49t. Germantown Red Devils Kalisak, Southaven, MS (0-2)
49t. Gold Coast Hurricanes Cooper, Davie, FL (0-2)
49t. Lady Gators Gold Call, Lake Worth, FL (0-2)
49t. MC Elite Drude, Magnolia, TX (0-2)
49t. Miami Valley Xpress Blue Marsh, Mason, OH (0-2)
49t. New Jersey Breakers Gold Salvatore, Monroe, NJ (0-2)
49t. Polar Crush Palumbo, Worcester, MA (0-2)
49t. So Cal Sliderz Depompa, Sunland, CA (0-2)
49t. South Bay Pride Currier, Torrance, CA (0-2)
49t. Strike Zone Ford, Hayward, CA (0-2)
49t. Team FLA Hazzard, Palm Harbor, FL (0-2)
49t. Tennessee Nighthawks Edwards, Murfreesboro, TN (0-2)
49t. Texas Storm Gold Durham, Pearland, TX (0-2)