Category: 2018

2018 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2018 held at Freedom Park in Ridgeland, Mississippi on September 28.


Champion – H. Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton, Cicero, New York
Runner Up – Team Racks/Yahhh!, Phoenix, Arizona


The 2018 USA Softball Super Nationals featured 5 star studded teams and ended up being played all in one day (Friday, September 28th) because of rain during the week that swamped the beautiful fields at Freedom Ridge park in Ridgeland, Mississippi. So the tournament began Friday morning at 9 AM Central time and used 2 fields the entire day. The weather was in the mid to high 70’s and humid but nice and it was overcast. Each game used 3 umpires and the 52 core Dudley ZN ball with a 16 home runs per team limit. Rosters were not restricted since this is USA Softballs top classification. The defending champions WC Monsta and H. Auto a team that has won multiple Super titles were the favorites.

As the day turned to night the “if” game began with a frustrated H. Auto team taking some angry swings and jumping on Team Racks to the tune of 20 runs in the top of the 1st inning.

In the bottom of the inning with 2 on and 2 out for Racks Daniel Cayton was caught stealing by H. Auto catcher Bryson Baker on a straight steal of 2nd base. You don’t see that too often. Racks did score 8 runs in the inning but can only wonder what could have been! In the top of the 2nd the Racks infield nearly turned a triple play with a hard grounder to AJ Montano at middle infield who tagged the runner on 2nd, stepped on 2nd, and then threw it too high to first base. But the umpires only gave them one out.

The next batter grounded into a double play so it didn’t matter and it looked like Racks was back in the game. But in the bottom of the 2nd Bubba Mack at 3rd base for H. Auto made an incredible scoop of a hard shot and got an out then they turned a double play to hold Racks scoreless. In the 3rd and 4th innings Racks outscored H. Auto 17-13 highlighted by a Ben Dunn assist from center field to 2nd base to get a batter trying to stretch a single into a double, AJ Montano hit a towering home run that went over the lights in left center, and only a great diving play by H. Auto shortstop Jeff Keske halted the Racks rally with Racks trailing 36-28.

H. Auto added 3 runs in the top of the 7th but their inning was cut short by a phenomenal running catch by Ben Dunn in left center field. So the Super title came down to the bottom of the 7th inning and Racks trailed by 12 with 4 homers to hit. They batted around the lineup and used 3 homers to score 9 runs but came up 3 runs short and H. Auto won the Super Nationals.

Brian Wegman and Steele Lewis each had 6 hits in the win, Bryson Baker collected 10 RBI, and Sam Christensen went 6 for 6 (all base hits) in the loss.


  • MVP – Bryson Baker, H. Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (15-21, .714, 10 HR, 25 RBI, 21 Runs)
  • HR Champion – Jason Martel, Team Racks/Yahhh (20-29, .690, 21 RBI, 21 Runs) – 11
  • Batting Champion – Donnie Hammonds, T’s 13/Monsta (18-20, 9 HR, 17 RBI, 15 Runs) – .900

ASA ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

P – Travis Clark, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (12-21, .571, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
P – Bill Pinkham, Team Racks/Yahhh! (21-29, .729, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 15 Runs)
IF – Jeff Keske, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (12-17, .706, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 10 Runs)
IF – Adam Ussery, Team Racks/Yahhh! (23-29, .793, 10 HR, 29 RBI, 23 Runs)
IF – Greg Connell, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (14-19, .737, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 13 Runs)
IF – Daniel Cayton, Team Racks/Yahhh! (17-27, .630, 9 HR, 15 RBI, 20 Runs)
IF – AJ Montano, Team Racks/Yahhh! (23-32, .719, 10 HR, 22 RBI, 20 Runs)
OF – Jeremy Yates, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (14-18, .778, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 13 Runs)
OF – Brandon Dillon, Team Racks/Yahhh! (17-29, .586, 9 HR, 19 RBI, 17 Runs)
OF – Brian Wegman, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (15-20, .750, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 14 Runs)
UT – Donnie Hammonds, Ts 13/Monsta/Ductech (18-20, .900, 9 HR, 17 RBI, 15 Runs)
UT – Bryson Baker, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (15-21, .714, 10 HR, 25 RBI, 14 Runs)
UT – Jason Martel, Team Racks/Yahhh! (20-29, .690, 11 HR, 21 RBI, 21 Runs)
UT – Joey Bulens, Ts 13/Monsta/Ductech (14-18, .778, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 11 Runs)
UT – Bubba Mack, H.Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (14-20, .700, 7 HR, 14 RBI, 14 Runs)


OTHER PLAYERS

Shannon Smith, Team Racks/Yahhh! (23-31, .742, 9 HR, 23 RBI, 18 Runs)
Orlando Castillo, T’s 13/Monsta (13-19, .684, 7 HR, 13 RBI, 15 Runs)
Tyler Marshburn, T’s 13/Monsta (13-19, .684, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 12 Runs)
Dale Brungardt, Team Racks/Yahhh! (18-30, .600, 9 HR, 22 RBI, 16 Runs)
Ben Dunn, Team Racks/Yahhh! (18-30, .600, 9 HR, 26 RBI, 18 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. H. Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton, Cicero, NY (3-1)
2. Team Racks/Yahhh!, Phoenix, AZ (4-2)
3. T’s 13/Monsta/Ductech, Omaha, NE (2-2)
4. WC Monsta, Eastvale, CA (0-2)
5. Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, WI (0-2)


 

2018 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2018 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 29-30.


Champion – WC Monsta/Team Chent Calimesa, California
Runner Up – Thunder/Flippin Keys Trenton, New Jersey


  • MVP – Daniel Lopez, WC Monsta/Team Chent (5-15, .333, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Daniel McClement, (13-21, .619, 17 RBI, 11 Runs) – 9
  • Batting Leader – David Johnson, WC Monsta/Team Chent (17-18, .944, 8 HR, 23 RBI, 15 Runs)

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • IF – Kyle Pearson (FL), Thunder/Flippin Keys
  • IF – Zack Messer, Thunder/Flippin Keys
  • IF – Shannon Smith, Thunder/Flippin Keys
  • IF – Marcus Thornton, EGL Foundation/Gillies Softball/VSP/ASP
  • IF – Brett Rettenmeier, WC Monsta/Team Jer Bear
  • IF – Ryan Dacko, WC Monsta/Team Chent
  • OF – Jared Hunt, WC Monsta/Team Chent
  • OF – Cory Briggs, EGL Foundation/Gillies Softball/VSP/ASP
  • OF – Johnathon Williams, WC Monsta/Team Chent
  • OF – Filip Washington, WC Monsta/Team Chent
  • UT – Steven Lopez, WC Monsta/Team Chent
  • UT – David Johnson, WC Monsta/Team Chent
  • UT – Davis Bilardello, EGL Foundation/Gillies Softball/VSP/ASP
  • UT – Josh Brown, Thunder/Flippin Keys
  • UT – Kyle Pearson (LA), Thunder/Flippin Keys

FINAL STANDINGS

1. WC Monsta/Team Chent Calimesa, CA (4-0)
2. Thunder/Flippin Keys Trenton, NJ (3-2)
3. EGL Foundation/Gillies Softball/VSP/ASP Fort Worth, TX (3-2)
4. WC Monsta/Team Jer Bear NA, CA (3-2)
5t. Team Racks/Yahhh! Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
5t. Armed Forces Glenwood, MD (2-2)
7t. Precision/H Auto/Sprizzi Lindenhurst, IL (1-2)
7t. Comatose/S2N/Monsta Beloit, WI (1-2)
9t. T’s 13/Monsta/Ductech Becker, MN (0-2)
9t. Evolution/Primetime/Easton/Klutch Rowlett, TX (0-2)

2018 GSL Men’s C Slow Pitch World Championships

2018 held at Lou Berliner Park, Columbus, Ohio, on August 25-26, 2018.


Champion – Diamond Elite/CLA/BAF Sports, Baltimore, Maryland
Runner Up – Cornerstone Softball, Louisville, Kentucky


GSL C ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

  • Dennis Williams, Cornerstone Softball
  • Josh Payton, Cornerstone Softball
  • Brent Seibert, Cornerstone Softball
  • Dorrance Hill, HDLNS/SVC/M&S/Atrium

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Diamond Elite/CLA/BAF Sports, Baltimore, MD (6-0)
2. Cornerstone Softball, Louisville, KY (7-2)
3. HDLNS/SVC/M&S/Atrium OH (4-2)
4t. Smash It Sports/RAC/Easton NY (7-2)
5t. MCR/Quality Exteriors, Milwaukee, WI (4-2)
5t. Winesburg Softball, Winesburg, OH (3-2)
7t. Lob/Swagsportswear, Orlando, FL (3-2)
7t. Wayne County, Wooster, OH (3-2)
9t. SIS/FCP, Rochester, NY (4-2)
9t. Westpoint Softball, Noblesville, IN (3-2)
9t. Arsenal/TSPP/OHD/Koval, Battle Ground, MI (3-2)
9t. Aligned 4 Life, Indianapolis, IL (3-2)
13t. Ruthless, Indianapolis, IN (3-2)
13t. BAE/BAF/C|DCL/Tmorgan Construction, Chesterfield, VA (3-2)
13t. Team Grizzly/ACC/Eshore/Miken & Worth, Westminster, MD (2-2)
13t. MJ Lowe, Columbus, OH (2-2)
17t. TPE/Godbey Law/Eagle Bldgs/Pauer, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
17t. Rake It Up/Rabz, Mount Vernon, OH (2-2)
17t. Xtreme Associates/Harpers/Mojo USA, Columbus, OH (1-2)
17t. Dirty Thirty, Brunswick, OH (1-2)
17t. Douglas Realty, Pasadena, MD (1-2)
17t. Ascension/Rascals, Montrose, PA (1-2)
17t. D&M Construction, Caldwell, IL (1-2)
17t. All In, Detroit, Westminster, MD (1-2)
25t. Brotherhood/Smooth/Softball Fans, Detroit, MI (1-2)
25t. Teamfear/Ticketsgalore/Pauer, Columbus, OH (1-2)
25t. Sportsco/Miken/Worth, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
25t. Bertie’s/Slayer/DDgrocery/Miken/WOR, Georgetown, IN (1-2)
25t. Doughboys/Brotherhood Sports/DWS, Tecumseh, MI (1-2)
25t. AMR/Goodtimers II, Taylor Mill, KY (1-2)
25t. The Association/Easton/Tchoa, Middletown, OH (1-2)
25t. Hub City/Midstate, Scottsburg, IN (1-2)
33t. Marodis/WBAC, Brownsville, PA (0-2)
33t. Jokers/SSS, Chicago, IL (0-2)
33t. Cincinnati Nationals, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
33t. Bellys/Durbinbowl/Chandlers/Mikenwo, St. Leon, IN (0-2)
33t. Doughboys/McFaddens Softball, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)
33t. BCU Electric, Ashland, OH (0-2)
33t. Nager Law, Eastlake, OH (0-2)
33t. C&M Transport/Nager Law, Wickliffe, OH (0-2)

2018 GSL Men’s B Slow Pitch World Championships

2018 held at Lou Berliner Park, Columbus, Ohio on September 1-3.


Champion – T&W Miken, Cincinnati, Ohio
Runner Up – Titans/Truckin/CashHouse ATM, Canton, Ohio


  • Tournament MVP – Robert Noeth, T&W Miken

GSL B ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

  • Isaiah Worlow, Titans/Truckin/CashHouse Atm
  • Eric Isakson, Old Bag/MojoUSA/CTD/SIS/Miken/Worth
  • Mitchell Lendenski, T&W/Miken
  • Jordan Rosenbalm, T&W/Miken
  • Brian Spenn, Titans/Truckin/CashHouse Atm
  • Steven Hendrickson, T&W/Miken
  • Robert Noeth IV, T&W/Miken
  • David Paddock, Titans/Truckin/CashHouse Atm

FINAL STANDINGS

1. T&W/Miken, Cincinnati, OH (6-1)
2. Titans/Truckin/Cashhouse ATM, Canton, OH (4-2)
3. Headlines Sportswear/CSB, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
4t. Old Bag/Mojousa/CTD/SIS/Miken/Worth, Columbus, OH (4-2)
5t. MJ Gunsmithing/Krieger Barrels/S2N, Oak Creek, WI (2-2)
5t. Tropics/Headlines/Demarini, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
7t. Baggers, Warren, MI (2-2)
7t. Blue Dreams, Rockford, IL (1-2)
9t. SMC/LB/Redeye, Glen Burnie, MD (1-2)
9t. Floors Unlimited, Lafayette, IN (1-2)
9t. Comatose/S2N/Subway, Beloit, WI (1-2)
9t. Swiing Kiingz/Iconic/Spiderz/OA, Maryville, IL (0-2)
13t. P&P 333/CMT/Koval, Lansing, MI (0-2)
13t. Insane Sports/Basement/Ray’s/M24, Akron, OH (0-2)

2018 GSL Men’s A Slow Pitch World Championships

2018 held at Mid America Ballyard, Cincinnati, Ohio on August 18-19.


Champion – Premier/Easton/HDLNS, Morrow, Ohio
Runner Up – TG Brand, Flint, Michigan


  • Tournament MVP – Patrick Center, Premier/Easton/HDLNS

GSL B ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

  • Ryan Morrow, TG Brand
  • Patrick Foster, Premier/Easton/HDLNS
  • Ryan Noe, Premier/Easton/HDLNS
  • Brian Garner, Fish Head/Top Shelf/E Shore Sports
  • Adam Kaminski, TG Brand
  • Drew Counselman, Fish Head/Top Shelf/E Shore Sports
  • Tony Payne, TG Brand
  • Ryan Uckotter, Premier/Easton/HDLNS
  • Clay Norton, Premier/Easton/HDLNS
  • Tyler Kincaid, TG Brand
  • Douglas Ruble, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Premier/Easton/HDLNS, Morrow, OH (4-0)
2. TG Brand, Flint, MI (4-2)
3. Fish Head/Top Shelf/E Shore Sports, Baltimore, MD (2-2)
4t. Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E, Kent, OH (2-2)
5t. Floors Unlimited, Lafayette, IN (2-2)
5t. Vivid/Killbombers/OA/Easton, Frisco, TXN (2-2)
7t. Titans/Truckin/Cashhouse ATM, Canton, OH (2-2)
7t. Headlines Sportswear/CSB, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
9t. T&W/Miken, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
9t. LaFamiglia/Elitesports, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)
9t. Sports Reach, Campbellsville, KY (0-2)

2018 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2018 held at South Bend, Indiana on August 2-5.


Champion – NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York
Runner Up – Hill United Chiefs, Machias, New York


The NY Gremlins earned a spot in the Championship Game after a tightly-contested battle against eventual runner-up Hill United Chiefs. Down by six runs after three complete innings, the NY Gremlins slowly chipped away at the lead before a walk off grand slam by Malarczuk Ladlisao sealed the win. Hill United Chiefs posted a 17-5 win over Hallman Twins to earn the rematch against the NY Gremlins in the Championship Game. Hill United Chiefs once again took an early lead after a leadoff, solo home run by Brad Ezekiel. The NY Gremlins responded in the top of the third, taking the lead for good with a two-run home run by Ben Enoka. Additional home runs by Bryan Abrey and Zenon Winters kept the offense rolling for the NY Gremlins as they earned the 11-3 (six innings) win to hold on to the Men’s Major Fast Pitch National title. This is the third straight National Championship for the Gremlins.

Roman Godoy, Circle Tap (3-1, Save, 22 IP, 31 K).

Adam Folkard (2-2, 17 IP, 29 K, 2 Shutouts) and Justin Schofield (2-0, 11 IP, 16 Ks) both of Hill United Chiefs.

Ladlisao Malarczuk, NY Gremlins (7-13, .538, Grand Slam, 8 RBI, 2 Runs).

Jason Hill, Hill United (8-16, .500, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7 Runs).


  • MVP – Andrew Kirkpatrick, NY Gremlins (3-0, 18 IP, 20 K, Shutout; 6-11, .545, HR, 6 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Eric Ochoa, NY Gremlins (10-16, HR, 8 RBI, 5 Runs) – .625
  • Home Run Leader – Shane Boland, Hill United (10-19, .526, 6 RBI, 5 Runs) – 3
  • Home Run Leader – Jeff Ellsworth, Hill United (6-14, .429, 4 RBI, 5 Runs) – 3
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – N/A, no info or nothing mentioned about it – (Andrew Kirkpatrick, NY Gremlins was MVP)

2018 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Tony Sparvier, KC Monarchs
P – Juan Potolicchio, NY Gremlins (2-0, 10 IP, 15 K, No-Hitter)
P – Ryan French, Hallman Twins
C – Bruno Motroni, Hill United Chiefs
IF – Steve Mullaley, Hallman Twins
IF – Tyler Dudley, Circle Tap Dukes
IF – Nick Schailes, Hill United Chiefs
IF – Tommy Crouch, Circle Tap Dukes
OF – Brad Ezekiel, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Mathieu Roy, NY Gremlins
OF – Teo Migliavacca, Hallman Twins
OF – Nico Carill, Hill United Chiefs
UTIL – Zach Shaw, KC Monarchs
UTIL – Nick Mullins, NY Gremlins
UTIL – Derek Mayson, Hallman Twins


FINAL STANDINGS

1. NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (5-0)
2. Hill United Chiefs, Machias, NY (4-2)
3. Hallman Twins, North Chesterfield, VA (4-2)
4. Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark, WI (4-2)
5t. J&B Bombers, Ephrata, PA (2-2)
5t. Kansas City Monarchs, Belleville, KS (3-2)
7t. Bloomington Stix, Lexington, IL (2-2)
7t. The Bar On The Avenue Buzz, Kimberly, WI (3-2)
9t. Bear Bottom Lodge, Denver, PA (1-2)
9t. Alexander Crawlers, Calgary, WA (3-2)
9t. Ostrander Norsemen, Chanhassen, MN (2-2)
9t. Pueblo Bandits, Aurora, CO (1-3)
13t. Alvinston Aces, Wyoming, MI (2-2)
13t. Rice Lake Orangemen, New Richmond, WI (2-2)
13t. Tin Cup Tornado, Little Canada, MN (1-3)
13t. Kegel Black Knights, Amboy, MN (0-3)
17t. Wabash Pride, Wabash, IN (0-3)
17t. Frankenmuth Brewers, Frankenmuth, MI (0-3)

NOTES: The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

2018 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2018 held in Portland, Oregon at Delta Park.


Champion: Smash-It/Derby Girls/Easton, Kent, Washington
Runner Up: USA Armed Forces, Pensacola, Florida


Derby Girls lost their very first game 6-5 to SN/Thunder/Respect/EA and then had to come through the losers bracket to win 7 straight games by the combined score of 114-59. They got even with the SN/Thunder squad by eliminating them 6-5 in the losers bracket final. Then they won 1st Final 18-14 as Fiana Finau 4-4, HR and 6 RBI, Rose Gressley 4-4, Christan Dowling 3-3 and Tara Salcedo 3-5 all had 3 hits. Kasey Castor 4-5 and Jess Kallander 4-4 with 4 RBI led the Armed Forces. In the final Championship game, it was no contest as the Derby Girls walzted to a 16-1 win. Christan Dowling and Fiana Finau both had Home Runs and combined for 7 RBI. Kristen Shifflett was 3-3. Val Proulx and Carmen Fowler both had 2 hits as Pitcher Sara Salcedo allowed only 5 hits in the game.


  • MVP – Tara Salcedo, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-29, .621, 9 RBI, 18 Runs, 4 BB)
  • Batting Champion – Kristen Shifflett, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-25, 15 RBI, 8 Runs) – .720
  • HR Champion – Christan Dowling, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-26, .692, 22 RBI, 16 Runs) – 5

ASA OPEN WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

P – Tara Salcedo, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-29, .621, 9 RBI, 18 Runs, 4 BB)
IF – Kasey Castor, All-Armed Forces (10-18, .556, 3 RBI, 9 Runs)
IF – Val Proulx, All-Armed Forces (12-19, .632, HR, 12 RBI, 5 Runs)
IF – Nikki Mills, All-Armed Forces (11-19, .579, HR, 10 RBI, 8 Runs)
IF – Savannah Brown, SN/Thunder/Respect/EA (9-17, .529, 6 RBI, 5 Runs)
IF – Dara Toman, SN/Thunder/Respect/EA (8-16, .500, 3 RBI, 6 Runs)
OF – Kasey Loomis, SN/Thunder/Respect/EA (12-20, .600, 4 RBI, 6 Runs)
OF – Jess Kallander, All-Armed Forces (5-9, .556, 4 RBI, 2 Runs)
OF – Nikki Freiberg, All-Armed Forces (6-15, .400, 5 RBI, 5 Runs)
OF – Bri Benesh, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (6-13, .462, 2 RBI, 4 Runs)
UT – Jordan Brown, SN/Thunder/Respect/EA (8-15, .533, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 7 Runs)
UT – Carmen Fowler, All-Armed Forces (10-15, .667, 4 RBI, 8 Runs, 4 BBs)
UT – Fiana Finau, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (22-32, .710, 3 HRs, 17 RBI, 14 Runs)
UT – Kristen Shifflett, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-25, .720, 15 RBI, 8 Runs, 4 BBs)
UT – Christan Dowling, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-26, .692, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 16 Runs, 5 BBs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Smash-It/Derby Girls/Easton, Kent, WA (7-1)
2. USA Armed Forces, Pensacola, FL (3-2)
3. SN/Thunder/Respect/EA, Tacoma, WA (3-2)
4. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-4, Portland, WA (4-2)
5t. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-1, Portland, WA (2-2)
5t. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-3, Portland, WA (1-2)
7t. DeMarini Tuff, Marysville, WA (1-2)
7t. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-6, Portland, WA (1-2)
9t. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-5, Portland, WA (1-2)
9t. TBD, Charlotte, NC (1-2)
9t. West Coast Bloom, Kent, WA (1-2)
9t. Home Plate Cafe, Portland, WA (0-2)
13. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-2, Portland, WA (0-2)