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 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2009 held at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on September 4-7.


Champion –  Alexander’s Stallions, Port Huron, Michigan
Runner Up – Bonnell’s Softball, Erie, Pennsylvania


  • MVP – Ray Randall, Alexander’s Stallions
  • Batting Champion – Justin Haing, TPS
  • HR Champion – Brandon Richardson, Bonnell’s Softball

2009 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Ray Randall, Alexander’s Stallions
P – Ken Menale, Bonnell’s Softball
P – Mike Seibel, The Box
C – Justin Haing, TPS
OF – Jeff Falk, TPS
OF – Brian Fanion, Alexander’s Stallions
OF – Tom Bonlander, Dillinger’s
OF – Lee Rohan, Bonnell’s Softball
UTIL – Aaron Carpenter, Secory Flyers
UTIL – Troy Bonlander, Dillinger’s
UTIL – James Goodfellow, The Press Box
IF – Luke Loehr, The Box
IF – Charlie Beau, Dillinger’s
IF – Brandon Richardson, Bonnell’s Softball
IF – Kyle Stocker, Alexander’s Stallions


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Alexander’s Stallions, Port Huron, MI (6-1)
2. Bonnell’s Softball, Erie, PA (8-2)
3. Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, WI (3-2)
4. The Box, Fond du Lac, WI (3-2)
5t. TPS, Green Bay, WI (4-2)
5t. The Press Box, Fond Du Lac, WI (3-2)
7t. TM Logistics/Schmidt Electric, Delano, MN (3-2)
7t. Secory Flyers, Port Huron, MI (3-2)
9t. Symbas, Green Bay, WI (2-2)
9t. Townline Pub & Grill, Green Bay, WI (1-2)
9t. Gillie’s Pockets Softball, Midland, MI (2-2)
9t. TTI, Eden, WI (1-2)
13t. Cosmos, Cosmos, MN (1-2)
13t. Fleets Gaslight Inn, Oneida, WI (1-2)
13t. River Bend, Green Bay, WI (0-2)
13t. Jets Pizza/O’Connors Auto, Bay City, MI (0-2)
17t. Home State Bank, Atwater, MN (0-2)
17t. Shawno’s, Templeton, MA (0-2)
17t. Frank & Forster, Saginaw, MI (0-2)
17t. Full Quiver & More Rebels, Fort Gratiot, MI (0-2)
17t. Italian Club, Masontown, PA (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 (5-13, .385, 2 RBI, 5 Runs, 4-0 Pitching)
C-Tonja Russell, Enough Said (10-16, .625, HR, 9 RBI, 7 Runs)
IF-Sabre Gamel, Armed Forces (12-15, .800, 8 Runs, 11 RBI)
IF-Christan Dowling, Enough Said (12-15, .800, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 10 Runs)
IF-Sirene Johnson, Enough Said (8-12, .667, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
IF-Amber Barado, Anarchy (7-14, .500, 8 RBI, 2 Runs)
OF-Cara Coughenour, Iowa Aces (12-15, .800, 9 RBI, 10 Runs)
OF-Ruby Nugent, Enough Said (11-14, .785, HR, 7 RBI, 9 Runs)
OF-Karrie Warren, Armed Forces (9-15, .600, 3 RBI, 7 Runs)
OF-Misty Smith, Enough Said (10-15, .667, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 11 Runs)
UT-Erica Crossley, Anarchy (10-18, .556, 6 RBI, 8 Runs)
UT-Crissy Hixson, Enough Said (12-16, .750, 2 RBI, 9 Runs)
UT-Lindsey Smith, Iowa Aces (8-16, .500, 8 RBI, 2 Runs)
UT-Candace Dugo, Armed Forces (8-13, .615, 7 RBI, 8 Runs)
UT-Brittany Sinwell, Iowa Aces (9-17, .529, HR, 7 RBI, 10 Runs)


OTHERS

Tracy Bougere, Enough Said (7-8, .875, HR, 7 RBI, 4 Runs)
Tara Steele, Enough Said (7-9, .778, HR, 5 RBI, 3 Runs)
Laurie Doughty, Armed Forces (8-11, .727, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
Shannon Eichenseer, Armed Forces (10-14, .714, 3 RBI, 9 Runs)
Jaymi Strum, Armed Forces (7-10, .700, 6 RBI, 5 Runs)
Buffy Arms, Iowa Aces (11-16, .688, 6 RBI, 11 Runs)
Kim Leetka, Anarchy (11-16, .688, 3 RBI, 7 Runs)
Melissa Atwell, Anarchy (10-15, .667, 4 RBI, 4 Runs)
Mary Hoff, Enough Said (7-11, .636, HR, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
Holly Stevens, Iowa Aces (10-16, .625, 7 RBI, 3 Runs)
Lindsey Gerhaim, Armed Forces (8-13, .615, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)


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)