Category: 2009

2009 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2009 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 1-4.


Champion – Long Haul Trucking, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – Fence Brokers/Gametimesupply/Worth, Bryant, Arkansas


Long Haul pounded out 40 hits to only 15 for Fence Brokers in finishing the championship as the only undefeated team (they went 4-0). Fence Brokers, which wasn’t picked as one of the teams favored to win the Class A title. Geno Buck hurled all of the Long Haul wins and allowed 45 runs in walking away with the tournament’s MVP award. Buck also batted fourth for Long Haul and had a (3-5 performance including a 2-run HR) in the championship game. It was one of 8 home runs hit by Long Haul. Mike Rhines (3B) and Brett McCollum (SS) had two homers apiece to lead Long Haul. Fence Fence Brokers hit seven homers with Dennis Schrum leading the offense with a 3-3 performance. Chaun Demars of FenceBrokers was the Home Run leader with 10. He batted .600 and had 22 RBI.


  • MVP – Geno Buck, Long Haul Trucking (13-19, .684, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 11 Runs, Pitcher)
  • HR Leader – Chaun DeMars, Fence Brokers/Gametimesupply/Worth (15-25, .600, 22 RBI, 12 Runs) – 10 HR
  • Batting Leader – Brent McCollum, Long Haul Trucking (12-15, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 10 Runs) – .800
  • Batting Leader – Kevin Bazat, Long Haul Trucking (12-15, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs) – .800
  • Batting Leader – Ralph Hogddon, US Armed Forces (12-15, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs) – .800
  • Batting Leader – Andrew Shiltz, TCP/Pipac/Easton (12-15, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 6 Runs) – .800

2009 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Chaun DeMars, Fence Broker/Gametimesupply/Worth (15-25, .600, 10 HR, 22 RBI, 12 Runs)
C  – Brett Helmer, TCP/PIPAC/Easton (11-16, .688, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
IF – Andy Schiltz, TCP/PIPAC/Easton (12-15, .800 3 HR, 15 RBI, 6 Runs)
IF – JD Genter, Long Haul Trucking (12-16, .750, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 13 Runs)
IF – Kevin Bazat, Long Haul Trucking (12-15, .800, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
IF – Brett McCollum, Long Haul Trucking (12-15, .800, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 10 Runs)
OF – Brian Wegman, TCP/PIPAC/Easton (13-18, .722, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 12 Runs)
OF – Raul Cardenas, Fence Broker/Gametimesupply/Worth (16-23, .696, 12 RBI, 14 Runs)
OF – Reggie Schulte, Fence Broker/Gametimesupply/Worth 11-18, .611, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 11 Runs)
OF – John Bailey, Chaney’s/WCS/Easton (10-15, .667, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 9 Runs)
UTIL – Ralph Hodgdon, Armed Forces (12-15, .800, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
UTIL – Chris Larson, Long Haul Trucking (11-15, .733, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 10 Runs)
UTIL – Jeremy Isenhower, Long Haul Trucking (11-19, .579, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 10 Runs)
UTIL – Joe Tautges, Fence Broker/Gametimesupply/Worth (9-16, .563, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 8 Runs)
UTIL – Tim Bowser, Fence Broker/Gametimesupply/Worth (19-27, .704, 8 HR, 20 RBI, 14 Runs)


 OTHER PLAYERS

Dennis Rulli, FBI/Gametimesupply (21-29, .724, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 13 Runs)
Dexter Avery, Armed Forces (12-17, .706, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
Brian Jost, Long Haul (12-17, .706, 9 RBI, 11 Runs)
Michael “Sid” Stephany, Long Haul (12-17, .706, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 14 Runs)
Donovan Pokraka, Chaney’s/Easton (10-15, .667, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 7 Runs)
Rusty Bumgardner, Team Combat (10-17, .588, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 8 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul Trucking, Albertville, MN (4-0)
2. Fence Brokers/Gametimesupply/Worth, Bryant, AR (5-2)
3. Chaney’s/WCS/Easton, Escondido, CA (2-2)
4. TCP/Pipac/Easton, Burlington, IA (2-2)
5t. Team Combat, Kent, WA (2-2)
5t. Payne’s Sports/Wood Law, Hugo, OK (2-2)
7t. U.S. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (2-2)
7t. CSI/JSA Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
9t. Rentking/Ambush Norman, OK (0-2)
9t. All Star Plumbing Lawton, OK (0-2)
9t. SW OK Outlaws Altus, OK (0-2)

2009 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2009 held at Orlando, Florida on August 14-16.


Champion – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite, Othello, Washington
Runner Up – Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55, MacKenzie, Tennessee


  • MVP – Chad Munger, GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
  • Defensive MVP – Brian Blount, GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
  • Offensive MVP – Brad Reckart, Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55

2009 USSSA CLASS A ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Hank Garris – Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55
  • Brian Arnold – T&R Stucco/Worth
  • Victor Cordova – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
  • Robert Sena – Combat USA/Elite
  • Donovan Pokraka – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
  • Kevin Filby – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
  • Sam Lopez – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
  • Todd Joerling – Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55
  • Travis Lane – Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55
  • Don Wilson – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
  • Anthony Dress – GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
  • Shane Spicer – Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55
  • Randall Poplin – T&R Stucco/Worth
  • Timothy Mattox – T&R Stucco/Worth
  • Eli Aguilar – Combat USA/Elite

FINAL STANDINGS

1. GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite, Othello, WA (5-1)
2. Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55, MacKenzie, TN (7-2)
3. T&R Stucco/Worth, Polk City, FL (3-2)
4. Combat USA/Elite, Kent, WA (3-2)
5t. Taylormade/Titan/PAS/Mizuno, Spotsylvania, VA (3-2)
5t. Blitz/Watanabe/Weller/Minges/Easton, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
7t. AJS/Easton/3N2/DssBats, Fort Myers, FL (3-2)
7t. Suncoast/Quick Roofing/Reebok, Sarasota, FL (2-2)
9t. Off Regularly/Miken, Casselberry, FL (2-2)
9t. LineDrive/Triple sSs/Pipe/Easton, Shelby Twp, MI (2-2)
9t. Bud Light/TPS/LineDrive/Sports55, Plymouth, MI (1-2)
9t. Wood Law/Combat, Dallas, TX (1-2)
13t. ATS/Combat/TYJA Sports, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
13t. Mizuno/Bombers, Mobile, AL (1-2)
13t. Johnny Blaze/Combat/Elite, Las Vegas, NV (1-2)
13t. O&S/Pov’s/Hoffman/Combat, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
17t. Detroit’s Own/Tireshop, Dearborn, MI (0-2)
17t. PrimeTime/Easton, Newnan, GA (0-2)
17t. Classic Glass/Easton/DSS Bats, San Jose, CA (0-2)


TOURNAMENT WEBSITEhttp://www.usssa.com/slowpitch/event_gameCenter/?divisionID=528629

2009 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2009 held at South Bend, Indiana on July 30-August 2.


Champion – Farm Tavern, Madison, Wisconsin
Runner Up – NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York


The Farm Tavern lost their first game of the tournament to the New York Gremlins and then reeled off  10 consecutive victories, including two straight over the Gremlins to win the ASA Championship. They set all kinds of records in the tournament as a team, they went 116-307 for a  .378 batting average and scored 90 total runs and walloped over 20 Home Runs in the event. The Gremlins, led by pitcher Bryan Newton (3 wins) and Bill Hillhouse’s no hitter won the winner’s bracket.  The Farm pitchers Frank Cox and Darryl Tilley combined for ten wins on the weekend. In the first final, Jim Corbett (2 HR), Donny Hale (2B, HR, 4 RBI), Colin Abbott (HR, 2 RBI) and Rob Gray (HR, RBI) combined for 9 RBIs to lead the Farm to a 12-5 win as the team had 15 hits in the game. In the second final, The Farm stayed hot and collected 13 more hits as Colin Abbott, Jim Corbett and Zenon Winters each homered and combined for 5 RBIs to back the pitching of Frank Cox in the 8-1 championship game win. Cox pitched the first final as well and finished (6-0) for the tournament. Darryl Tilley was 4-1 for the Farm.  The Farm Tavern players also set multiple individual ASA National tournament records listed above. They had five players with over ten hits.

Bill Hillhouse, Gremlins (1-0) – perfect game.

Adam Folkard, Patsys (2-0, 14 IP, 18 K)


  • MVP – Donny Hale, Farm Tavern (14-34, .400, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 34 Total Bases)
  • Batting Leader – Shawn Vanduvall (9-17, 2 HRs) – .529
  • HR Champion – Donny Hale, Farm Tavern – 5
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Frank Cox, Farm Tavern (6-0, 2 saves, 1 shutout, 45 K, 39 IP)

2009 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Frank Cox, Farm Tavern
P – Andrew Kirkpatrick, Broken Bow Patsy’s (3-1, 25 Ks, 20 IP)
P – Bryan Newton, NY Gremlins (3-2, 2 Shutouts, 39 K, 30 IP),
C – John Rozich, NY Gremlins
OF – Colin Abbott, Farm Tavern (3 HR, 8 RBI, 13 Runs – set record with 13 runs scored)
OF – Thomas Makea, Midwest Stampede
OF – Daniel Milne, Broken Bow Patsy’s
OF – Derek Pukash, NY Gremlins
UTIL – Rob Gray, Farm Tavern (17-34, .500, 3 HR, 14 RBI – set record for hits – 17 and RBI – 14)
UTIL – Jeremy Manley, Bandits (3-2, 2 Shutouts, no hitter, 35 IP, 55 K)
UTIL – Shawn Vanduvall, Bandits
IF – Nicolas Bittor, The Bar
IF – Jeff Goolagong, Farm Tavern (2 HR, 13 RBI – set record; 6 RBI in a game)
IF – Donny Hale, Farm Tavern
IF – Zeron Winters, Farm Tavern (4 HR, 10 RBI, 13 Runs – set record with 13 runs scored)

2009 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Paul Algar, Grey Sox (3-2, 1 shutout)
P – Darryl Tilley , Farm Tavern (4-1, 39 K, 30 IP)
P – Sean Whitten, Midwest Stampede
C – Bruno Motroni, Midwest Stampede
OF – Tyson Barkman, The Bar
OF – Justin Colombo, The Bar
OF – Lucas Goring, Albaugh, Inc
OF – Jason Shea, Bandits
UTIL – Jim Corbett, Farm Tavern (4 HR, 9 RBI)
UTIL – Nick Peters, The Bar
UTIL – Nick Shailes, NY Gremlins
IF – Mike Kelley, Bandits
IF – Derek Mayson, Grey Sox
IF – Glenn Ormsby, Grey Sox
IF – Brad Rona, Broken Bow Patsy’s


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (10-1)
2. NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (4-2)
3. Midwest Stampede, Bondurant, IA (3-2)
4. Broken Bow Patsy’s, Broken Bow, NE (3-2)
5t. Bandits, Pueblo, CO (3-2)
5t. Grey Sox, Vancouver, BC (3-2)
7t. Albaugh, Inc, Elkhart, IA (2-2)
7t. The Bar, Appleton, WI (3-3)
9t. Explorers, Midland, MI (1-2)
9t. Dolan & Murphy, Aurora., IL (1-2)
9t. Ashland Mets, Ashland, OH (1-2)
9t. Duncan Outlaws, Elkhart, IN (1-2)
13t. Anderson Lawmen, Anderson, IN (1-3)
13t. Stock Pack, Ashland, OH (2-2)
13t. Lightning, Marshall, MI (0-3)
13t. DC Current, Bremen, IN (0-3)
17t. Quad City Sox, Davenport, IA (0-3)

NOTES: The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

2009 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2009 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion: Enough Said, Tallahassee, Florida
Runner Up: Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.


Enough Said beat the Armed Forces team 24-6 in the championship game. Crissy Hixon, Tonja Russell, Ruby Nugent, Tracey Bougare of Enough Said were all 4-4. Bougare added a HR and 7 RBIs. Throughout the four games Enough Said played in the Women’s Open Division, the team from Tallahassee, Fla., outscored opponents 84-18. Twenty-four of the runs came in the 24-6 Championship Game, which turned out to be unbeaten Enough Said’s second pounding of the United States Armed Forces. “We appreciate the Armed Forces,” Enough Said Coach Ian Houston said. “They are a good softball team. We appreciate what they do for our country in terms of protecting our walls so no matter what the story is and what the outcome of the game is, we always hold them in our hearts and keep them in our prayers because they’re taking care of us.” Enough Said also beat Armed Forces 13-4 earlier Saturday afternoon to advance to the final. On Friday, Enough Said topped Ft. Hood Ballers (Killeen, Texas) 28-1 in three innings and Iowa Aces (Urbandale, Iowa) 19-6 in five innings. Armed Forces was within a few runs of the lead in the Championship Game until the fourth, an inning that saw Enough Said score 17 runs with a three run home run, a two run home run, an RBI single, a three run home run, an error, a two-RBI double, an RBI single, a three-run home run and another RBI single. The Armed Forces scored three runs, on a sacrifice fly and a two RBI single, but it was not enough to top Enough Said. Home Run Champions are Sirene Johnson and Misty Smith, who each hit .800 (12-for-15) in the tournament. Three players tied for the honor of Women’s Open Batting Champions: Christan Dowling (Enough Said), Sabra Gamel (Armed Forces) and Cara Coughenour (Iowa Aces).


  • MVP – Ruby Nugent, Enough Said (11-14, .785, 1 HR, 4 Doubles, 7 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Christan Dowling, Enough Said (12-15, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 10 Runs) – .800
  • Batting Leader – Sabre Gamel, Armed Forces (12-15, 9 RBI) – .800
  • Batting Leader – Cara Coughenour (12-15, 10 Runs), Iowa Aces – .800
  • Home Run Leader – Sirene Johnson, Enough Said (8-12, .667, 12 RBI, 9 Runs) – 4
  • Home Run Leader – Misty Smith, Enough Said (10-15, .667, 12 RBI, 11 Runs) – 4

2009 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Phyllis Hudson, Enough Said
C – Tonja Russell, Enough Said
IF – Sabre Gamel, Armed Forces
IF – Christan Dowling, Enough Said
IF – Sirene Johnson, Enough Said
IF – Amber Barado, Anarchy
OF – Cara Coughenour, Iowa Aces
OF – Ruby Nugent, Enough Said
OF – Karrie Warren, Armed Forces
OF – Misty Smith, Enough Said
UTIL – Erica Crossley, Anarchy
UTIL – Crissy Hixson, Enough Said
UTIL – Lindsey Smith, Iowa Aces
UTIL – Candace Dugo, Armed Forces
UTIL – Brittany Sinwell, Iowa Aces


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Enough Said, Tallahassee, FL (4-0)
2. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (3-2)
3. Anarchy, Moore, OK (3-2)
4. Iowa Aces, Urbandale, IA (2-2)
5t. Sabotage, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
5t. Quiet Storm, Killeen, TX (0-2)
7. Fort Hood Ballers, Killeen, TX (0-2)