Category: 2012

2012 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2012 held at Ashland, Ohio on July 26-29.

Champion – NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York (34-8)
Runner Up – Hill United Chiefs, Machias, New York

The NY Gremlins were knocked into the losers bracket by the Hill United Chiefs in the winners bracket semi-finals.  There, they won four straight games to capture the title, including defeating the Chiefs twice,  7-4 and 9-4 in finals. In the first final, Andrew Kitkpatrick of the Gremlins bested Adam Folkard of the Chiefs. Mathieu was 1-1 with three walks and scored two runs for the Gremlins. Steve Mullaley hit a HR and a double and had three RBIs to lead the Chiefs. Brad Ezekiel also homered for the Chiefs.

In the championship final, Brad Ezekiel (had three hits in the final, including 2 HR) led off the game with a HR for the Chiefs as they took a 3-0 lead after the first inning. The Gremlins exploded for six runs in the second inning. NY’s Blair Ezekiel smashed a grand slam to give the Gremlins a commanding 7-3 lead. Travis Wilson had three singles and drove in four runs for the Gremlins.

Tournament MVP Mathieu Roy of the NY Gremlins was 3-3 in the final game with 3 runs scored. Andrew Kirkpatrick won the winners bracket final over the Chiefs 4-3 and struck out 10. Then in the first final, he struck out 7 in 6 innings, before Bryan Newton came in to finish the game. Newton pitched and won the final game (4 IP, 4K) for the Gremlins with relief help from Jeremy Tracy (3 IP Save). The Gremlins  finished the tournament 7-1.

Brian Newton, Gremlins (4-0, 1 Save, 19 IP, 26 K)

  • MVP – Mathieu Roy, New York Gremlins (14-22, .636, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 8 Runs, 3 2B, 1 3B, 4 BB, 1 HP, .704 OB%)
  • Batting Leader – Mathieu Roy, NY Gremlins (14-22) – .636
  • Home Run Leader – Dean Waltier, Bakersfield Silverhawks
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Andrew Kirkpatrick, New York Gremlins (3-1, 2 saves, 24 IP, 36 K)


P – Juan Potolocchio, Minnesota Angels
P – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs (4-2, 32 IP, 32 K)
P – Andrew Kirkpatrick, NY Gremlins
C – Mark Arsenault, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Fernando Petric, Minnesota Angels
OF – Mathieu Roy, NY Gremlins
OF – Brad Ezekiel, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Rob Giesbrecht, Kegel Black Knights
UTIL – Thomas Enoka, PA Power
UTIL – Mike Armitage, Kegel Black Knights
UTIL – Wayne Laulu, NY Gremlins
IF – Nick Shailes, Hill United Chiefs
IF – Tom Couch, Minnesota Angels
IF – Jeremy Tracy, NY Gremlins
IF – Justin Gill, Minnesota Angels


P – Sebastian Gervasutti, Kegel Black Knights
P – Jeff Farion, Bakersfield Silverhawks
P – Bryan Newton, NY Gremlins
C – Pat Humphries, Bakersfield Silverhawks
OF – Jason Shea, Si Senor
OF – Mark Johnson, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Dale Levy, Midland Explorers
OF – Jerome Haretuku, Bakersfield Silverhawks
UTIL – Kris Waverick, Bakersfield Silverhawks
UTIL – Josh Johnson, Circle Tap
UTIL – Karl Golan, PA Power
IF – Kyle Magnusson, Circle Tap
IF – Steve Horning, Midland Explorers
IF – Dan Camacho, Si Senor
IF – Peter Zazueta, Si Senor


1. NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (8-1)
2. Hill United Chiefs, Machias, NY (4-2)
3. Minnesota Angels, Minneapolis, MN (3-2)
4. Kegel Black Knights, Fargo, ND (3-2)
5t. PA Power, Harrisburg, PA (3-2)
5t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (4-2)
7t. Bakersfield Silverhawks, Bakersfield, CA (3-2)
7t. California A’s, Salinas, CA (2-2)
9t. Si Senor, Tumacacari, AZ (2-2)
9t. Westerville Capitals, Westerville, OH (1-2)
9t. Motor City Shamrocks, Detroit, MI (1-2)
9t. Circle Tap, Denmark., WI (2-2)
13t. Rocky Mountain Rebels, Boulder, CO (0-3)
13t. Ashland Stock Pack, Ashland, OH (0-3)
13t. IWS Wooster, Wooster, OH (0-3)
13t. Ohio Battery, Ashland, OH (0-3)

NOTES: The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

2012 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2012 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: Derby Girls/Combat, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up: U.S. Armed Forces, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Despite the on-going rain at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex, the 2012 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch National championship trophy landed in the hands of the Derby Girls. The Derby Girls defeated Armed Forces 16-3 in the Championship Game to capture the Women’s Open title. Ending the day with a flawless 3-0 record and outscoring its opponents 49-13, the Derby Girls was led by tournament All American and Batting Champion Christian Dowling. The infielder was intentionally walked 10 times with five runs scored, one home run and three RBI. The Derby Girls beat Armed Forces 12-7 in Winner’s Bracket final, then won Championship against the same squad 16-3 behind Kat Sherer’s Pitching. Nicole Lantau and Darcy Johnson had 3 hits each in the game. Christian Dowling was walked 4 times in the game. She ended up 1 for 3 in the 3 games with a HR and 3 RBIs, scored 5 runs and was walked intentionally 10 times. Heather Post chipped in with a single and a triple along with 4 RBIs in the last game. Post concluded the tournament with (5-8, .625) 6 RBIs and 7 Runs Scored.

  • MVP – Kat Sherer, Derby Girls/Combat (5-8, .625, 2 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Batting Award – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (1-3, 10 Intentional Walks) – .786 OB%
  • Batting Leader – Candace Dugo, Armed Forces (10-15, 6 RBI, 8 Runs) – .667 (15 AB min)
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (1-3, .333, 3 RBI, 10 Intentional Walks) – 1 (fewest AB)
  • Home Run Leader – Nicole Lantau, Derby Girls (5-10, .500, RBI, 5 Runs) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Jennifer Morgan, Whoosh (6-8, .750, 3 RBI, 6 Runs) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Margo Hamilton, Whoosh (5-7, .714, 6 RBI, 3 Runs) – 1


P – Kat Sherer, Derby Girls Combat
IF – Dana Heindon, Whoosh
IF – Jamie Baas, Ideal Hitters/Denison Drywall
IF – Lindsay Ciullo, US Armed Forces
IF – Danielle Eakins, Derby Girls Combat
IF – Tammi Higginbotham, Derby Girls Combat
OF – Candace Dujo, US Armed Forces
OF – Alyson McWherter, US Armed Forces
OF – Heather Post, Derby Girls Combat
OF – Tabitha Hulsey, Derby Girls Combat
UT – Mandy Young, Talapid
UT – Holly Sheriff, Ideal Hitters/Denison Drywall
UT – Kris Hagedorn, Ideal Hitters/Denison Drywall
UT – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls Combat
UT – Alexis Deverney, US Armed Forces


1. Derby Girls Combat, Seattle, WA (3-0)
2. U.S. Armed Forces, Fort Sill, OK (2-2)
3. Ideal Hitters/Denison Drywall, Polk City, IA (2-2)
4. Talapid, Foreman, AR (1-2)
5. Whoosh, Choctaw, OK (0-2)