Category: ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch

1995 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1995 held at Lawton, Oklahoma.

Champion – SoJern Travel/Easton, Cedarbrook, New Jersey
Runner Up – Doc’s/TPS, Jacksonville, Florida

  • MVP – Tom Lasko, SoJern Travel/Easton (26-30, .867, 10 HR, 33 RBI)
  • Batting Champion – Jeff Toni, Ray’s Softball (15-17) .882
  • HR Champion – Thom Lord, Chaney Enterprises – 14


P – Vernon Neil, SoJern Travel (23-35, .657)
C – Barry Hickinbottom, Smith & Associates
1B – Dan Buffin, Ambrose Montes/Tom’s
2B – Jeff Kurkowski, Newell Concrete (19-27, .704)
3B – Tom Lasko, SoJern Travel (26-30, .867, 10 HR, 33 RBI)
SS – Tim Barrett, Backstop/Easton (23-29, .793)
OF – Mike Franklin, Martin Electric (25-33, .758)
OF – Joe Penwell, Backstop/Easton
OF – Dave Pertl, Newell Concrete (18-23, .783, 8 HR)
OF – Ron Wenrich, SoJern Travel (29-37, .784, 7 HR, 24 RBI)
EP – Steve Gunter, Doc’s (20-26, .769)
UTIL – Steve Quiroz, Ambrose Montes/Tom’s (16-20, .800)
UTIL – Jerry Reeves, SoJern Travel (16-23, .696)
UTIL – Thom Lord, Chaney’s Enterprises (14 HR, 36 RBI)


Warren Grant, SoJern Travel (5 HR)
Randy Holsopple, SoJern Travel (24-34. .706)
Brad Altimore, SoJern Travel (26-36, .722, 5 HR, 21 RBI)
Marty Lanoux, Doc’s (26-38, .684, 8 HR, 30 RBI)
Larry Heise, Doc’s (19-28, .679)
Bob O’Brien, Doc’s (24-35, .686)
Mike Ritzer, Coffee Cup (22-31, .710)
Marvin Doyle, Backstop/Easton
Todd Weigand, Budweiser
Brian Douget, Budweiser
Bill Coleman, Ambrose Montes/Tom’s
Rick Hudson, Ambrose Montes/Tom’s
Lou Tyler, Chaney’s Enterprises (24-34, .706)
Phil Bradley, Ron Smith
Brent King, Reece


Bob Lattanzi, So Jern (21-29, .724)
Jim Presley, Doc’s (19-28, .679)
Dale Sensenig, So Jern (23-34, .676, 4 HR)
Brad Weyant, So Jern (18-27, .667)
Jerry Williams, Martin Electric (8 HR)
Roy Eppley, Doc’s (6 HR)


1. SoJern Travel/Easton, Cedarbrook, NJ (7-0)
2. Doc’s/TPS, Jacksonville, FL (6-2)
3. Martin Electric/Players Review/TPS, Seymour IN (6-2)
4. Coffee Cup/DeMarini, St. Paul, MN (6-2)
5t. Newell Concrete, Bloomington, MN (6-2)
5t. Chaney Enterprises, Waldorf, MD (6-2)
7t. Ron Smith & Associates, Little Rock, AR (4-2)
7t. Backstop/Easton, Dearborn County, IN (4-2)
9t. Budweiser, College Station, TX (4-2)
9t. Reece/TPS, Springfield, KY (4-2)
9t. Fort Smith Communications, Fort Smith, AR (3-2)
9t. Ambrose/Montes/Tom’s Drinkall, Muskegon, MI(3-2)
13t. AAA Sports/Roberts Park, Indianapolis, IN (4-2)
13t. Four Star/Steele’s, Euclid, OH (4-2)
13t. Jay’s/Middletown/Steele’s, Louisville, KY (4-2)
13t. Harpole’s, Evansville, IN (3-2)
17t. Action Auto Collision/Easton, Cranston, RI (3-2)
17t. Roberts/Steele’s, Orlando, FL(3-2)
17t. Wilmer Construction/Worth, Iowa City, IA (3-2)
17t. Fraley’s, Lexington, KY (2-2)
17t. Matzinger Electric, Bozeman, MT (2-2)
17t. Brothers/Sisters Music, Lawton, OK (2-2)
17t. Miller Lite/Majors, Jasper, IN (2-2)
17t. Red Earth, Lawton, OK (1-2)
25t. T’s 13/TPS, Omaha, NE (2-2)
25t. Mojo Sports, Meeker, OK (2-2)
25t. Tae’s Sports, Dallas, TX (2-2)
25t. Busch/Worth, North Shores, MI (2-2)
25t. Ray’s Softball, Bridgeport, CT (2-2)
25t. Sports Den, Somerset, KY (2-2)
25t. Miller Lite, Jasper, IN (1-2)
25t. Anchorage Merchants, Anchorage, AL (1-2)
33t. Union Club/Worth, Springfield, OH (1-2)
33t. Deery Bros./Easton, Waterloo, IA (1-2)
33t. Chanderville Grain, Chanderville, IL (1-2)
33t. Lewisburg Legion, Lewisburg, PA (1-2)
33t. Memorial Park, Flint, MI (1-2)
33t. Stonecold, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
33t. Brat Pack, Lewisville, TX (1-2)
33t. Strecker Mechanical, Springfield, IL (1-2)
33t. Guy Electric, Clovis, NM (1-2)
33t. Marcy/Budweiser, Clinton, AL (1-2)
33t. Seltman/Cobb/Bryant, Lake Grove, NY (1-2)
33t. Bender Plumbing, New Haven, CT (1-2)
33t. Quality Waste, Burnsville, MN (1-2)
33t. Midland Drillers, Midland, TX (1-2)
33t. Doc’s Barr/Dental Clinic, Sioux City, IA (1-2)
33t. Silver Bullet/AFLAC, Columbia, MO (1-2)
49t. Sledge Hammer’s/Star, Lawton, OK (0-2)
49t. Nally’s, Carthage, MO (0-2)
49t. Carlisle, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
49t. Aldo’s/Red Dog, Stevens Point, WI (0-2)
49t. Loza, Moore, OK (0-2)
49t. County Fort & Supply, Union, MO (0-2)
49t. Schultz & Dooley, Springfield, MO (0-2)
49t. BPI/Dudley, Houston, TX (0-2)
49t. Desperado, Missoula, MT, (0-2)
49t. Viessman Trucking, Dawson, MN (0-2)
49t. Wildwood/Amega, Madison, WI (0-2)

Front row, left to right – Warren Grant, Bobby Lantanzzie, Darren Verderose, Brad Altimore.
Second row, left to right – Ronnie Weinrich, Tom Lasko, Randy Holsopple, Jeff Huggins, Scott Rosenberg, Vern Neil.
Third row, left to right – Brad Williams, Dale Sensenig, Jerry Reeves, George Galler.

1994 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1994 held at Dothan, Alabama on September 2-5.

Champion – AJA/TPS, South Houston, Texas
Runner Up – Schweizer’s, Newark, Delaware

  • MVP – Mark Cerny, AJA/TPS (24-22, .727, 9 HRs, 30 RBIs)
  • Batting Champion – Jerry Fleming, Lee Roy’s Framing (.833)
  • HR Champion – Tom Shields, Schweizer’s (36-50, .720, 45 RBIs) – 14


P – Bud Weathers, AJA/TPS
C – Steve Hall, AJA/TPS
1B – Jim Heiens, AJA/TPS
2B – Scott Hoffman, Schweizer’s
3B – Barry Hudson, Schweizer’s
SS – Michael Talley, Armed Forces
OF – William Hardy, Armed Forces
OF – Mark Cerny, AJA/TPS
OF – Chris Weiblinger, AJA/TPS
OF – Steve Melton, Schweizer’s
EP – Tom Shields, Schweizer’s
UTIL – Craig McKenna, Pete’s Mobil Car Wash
UTIL – Steve Kurman, Pete’s Mobil Car Wash
UTIL – Don Probst, Schweizer’s
UTIL – Ronnie Desmarais, Armed Forces


P – Henry Culley, Schweizer’s
C – Harold Koudelka, Armed Forces
1B – Tim Stephens, Mason Shell
2B – Mark Tarpey, AJA/TPS
3B – Kenny Vallone, Ray’s Softball
SS – Scott Cornett, Mason Shell
OF – Ron Probst, Schweizer’s
OF – Tom Margiotta, Pete’s Mobil Car Wash
OF – Jeff Toni, Ray’s Softball
OF – Kevin Kerkis, Ray’s Softball
EP – Walter Reaves, Armed Forces
UTIL – Mark Schobel, AJA/TPS
UTIL – Dennis Emhoff, Armed Forces
UTIL – Leon Curiel, Pete’s Mobil Car Wash
UTIL – Robert Jones, Mason Shell


P – Raymond Moscoe, Vinnie’s Kentucky News
C – Shawn Settle, Mason Shell
1B – Gary Grimshaw, Vinnie’s Kentucky News
2B – Charlie Hayden, Pete’s Mobil Car Wash
3B – Todd Johnston, Vinnie’s Kentucky News
SS – Tim Barrett, The Backstop
OF – David Barnes, Vinnie’s Kentucky News
OF – John Digiamo, Pete’s Mobil Car Wash
OF – Dan Houchin, The Backstop
OF – John Beasley, Armed Forces
EP – Mark Fette, The Backstop
UTIL – Tom Hardy, Mason Shell
UTIL – Mike Tisdel, AJA/TPS
UTIL – Kenny Matthews, Ray’s Softball
UTIL – John Pelaick, Ray’s Softball


David Burch, WW Gay, Gainesville, FL (16-17, ,941, 7 HRs)


1. AJA/TPS, South Houston, TX (7-0)
2. Schweizer’s, Newark, DE (10-2)
3. Armed Forces, Washington D.C. (6-2)
4. Pete’s Mobil Car Wash, Poughkeepsie, NY (8-2)
5t. Ray’s Softball, Bridgeport, CT (5-2)
5t. Mason Shell, London, KY (4-2)
7t. Vinnie’s Kentucky News, Louisville, KY (4-2)
7t. The Backstop, Lawrenceburg, IN (4-2)
9t. Tri-Gem Builders, Cedar Brooks, NJ (4-2)
9t. Varsity Athletics, Newport, MD (3-2)
9t. Pierce Construction/Worth, Windsor Locks, CT (4-2)
9t. Lee Roy’s Frame/Worth, Asheville, NC (3-2)
13t. Jacksonville Doc’s, Jacksonville, FL (4-2)
13t. Acme Sports, Mt. Carmel, TN (5-2)
13t. Abbott Insulation, Crawfordville, FL (5-2)
13t. Roofing Consultants, Mechanicsville, VA (4-2)
17t. Stateline, New Milford, CT (3-2)
17t. Coffee Cup/Demarini, Cottage Grove, MN (4-2)
17t. Hudson, Douglasville, GA (4-2)
17t. Pepsi/Spanky’s, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Underwood Cattle, Mt. Washington, KY (2-2)
17t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
17t. Sports World, Antioch, TN (3-2)
17t. W.W. Gay/TPS, Gainesville, FL (2-2)
25t. Steele’s/Xlt Men, Beaver Dam, VA (2-2)
25t. Cramer’s, Middletown, OH (2-2)
25t. M&N Sport, Nashua, NH (3-2)
25t. Fast Eddie’s, Terry, MS (2-2)
25t. Miller/Steele’s, Owatonna, MN (3-2)
25t. Tri-State/Private Beaches, Evansville, IN (3-2)
25t. Cole Electric, Douglasville, GA (2-2)
25t. Lube King/Buddy’s, College Station, TX (1-2)
33t. Martin Electric, Seymour, IN (1-2)
33t. Westwood Sports, Savage, MN (1-2)
33t. Hudson-Herring, Dothan, AL (2-2)
33t. Dreamline, Sherwood, AR (2-2)
33t. Sowell Wholesale, Columbia, SC (1-2)
33t. South Mississippi Softball, Petal, MS (2-2)
33t. Fry Fastening Systems/TPS, Mt. Orab, OH (1-2)
33t. Triple Crown Gaming, St. Cloud, MN (1-2)
33t. U.S. Male, Memphis, TN (1-2)
33t. Powercell Softball, Cedar Rapids, IA (1-2)
33t. County Sports, West Point, VA (2-2)
33t. Seltman/Cobb/Bryant, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY (1-2)
33t. Springfield Strohs, Springfield, OH (2-2)
33t. University Video, Evansville, IN (1-2)
33t. Junes/TPS, Verona, KY (1-2)
33t. C & M Sporting Goods/TPS, Dothan, AL (1-2)
49t. Deery Brothers, Cedar Falls, IA (1-2)
49t. Bubba’s GBI Printers, Grand Blanc, MI (1-2)
49t. Viessman Trucking, Dawson, MN (1-2)
49t. Grady Construction, Springfield, KY (1-2)
49t. Johnson Builders, Anderson, SC (1-2)
49t. Ron’s/Dudley, Pawtucket, RI (1-2)
49t. Southwind, Pascagoula, MS (0-2)
49t. MSI Insurance, Ricke Lake, WI (0-2)
49t. Treasure Coast/Steele’s, Fort Pierce, FL (0-2)
49t. Biloxi Braves, Biloxi, MS (0-2)
49t. Newmans/Dudley, Tallahassee, FL (0-2)
49t. Middleton Transmission, Newport, MD (0-2)
49t. Terry’s, N. Wilkesboro, NC (0-2)
49t. Merrill Lynch/Milford, Milford, CT (0-2)
49t. Real Dog Moss Point, MS (0-2)
49t. Tommy Currid Insurance, Mary Esther, FL (0-2)
65t. Coors Country, Billings, MT (0-2)
65t. Matzinger Electric, Bozeman, MT (0-2)
65t. Desperado, Missoula, MT (0-2)
65t. Cell Com, Birmingham, AL (0-2)
65t. Boudreaux, Victoria, TX (0-2)
65t. G & G Barber Shop, Killeen, TX (0-2)
65t. Fairfield Miller Lite, Fairfield, IA (0-2)
65t. Rusty Faulk Outdoors, Luverne, AL (0-2)
65t. Caddy Shack, Altoona, WI (0-2)
65t. Bank Of New York, Dobbs Ferry, NY (0-2)
65t. Century Chevrolet, Birmingham, AL (0-2)
65t. All Pro Stucco, Orlando, FL (0-2)
65t. Spencer’s, Booneville, MS (0-2)
65t. Lane & Associates/Dudley, Independence, LA (0-2)

1993 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1993 held at Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Champion – Watanabe/Sarlato’s/Easton, Cincinnati, Ohio
Runner Up – Newell Concrete, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • MVP – Dave Pertl, Newell Concrete
  • MVP – Tom White, Tri-Gem Builders (21-27, .778. 13 HR, 43 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Greg Oslund, Newell Concrete – 15
  • Batting Leader – Paul Seymour, Backstop (15-18) – .833


P – Gary Nelson, Watanabe/Scarlato’s/Easton (18-24, .750, 3 HR, 18 RBI)
C – Dave Pertl Newell Concrete
1B – Tom White, Tri-Gem Builders
2B – Glen Lisinski, Ray’s Softball
3B – Mike Sullivan, Watanabe/Scarlato’s/Easton (17-23, .739, 11 RBI)
SS – Steve Skladany, Twohig
OF – Paul Hellquist, Miller/Steele’s
OF – Mike Kinnett, Watanabe/Scarlato’s/Easton (23-29, .793, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
OF – Doug Lieder, Kings/Easton
OF – Joe Picariello, Armed Forces
EP – Lou Gaudio, Bank of New York
UTIL – Sal Romano, QT Sports
UTIL – Carlton Wenz, QT Sports
UTIL – Greg Oslund, Newell Concrete
UTIL – Paul Seymour, Backstop (.833)


P – Mark Dreier, Newell Concrete
C – John Kramer, Power Hite
1B – Walt Reaves, Armed Forces
2B – Jude Spalding, Washington County Merchants
3B – Todd Hinsch, Newell Conrete
SS – Mike Miller, MSI/Big Smitty’s
OF – Richard Wood, Thomas Oil
OF – Larry Goodwin, Thohig
OF – John Watlington, Stone Cold
OF – Jeff Higgins, Tri-Gem Builders
EP – Keith Hill, Stone Cold
UTIL – Willie Fillard, Seltman, Cobb, Bryant
UTIL – Scott Campbell, Power Flat
UTIL – Steve Ryder, Bank of New York
UTIL – Danny Hensley, Thomas Oil


P – Dave Mattingly, Tri-Gem Builders
C – Randy Lewis, Watanabe/Scartalo’s/Easton (19-29, .655, 10 HR, 22 RBI)
1B – Fred Alvarado, Stone Cow,
2B – Randy Holsopple, WSBA Sports Talk
3B – Murphy Sua, Power Flite
SS – Mitch Kroell, Watanabe/Scartalo’s/Easton (15-24, .625, 11 RBI)
OF – Brian Callahan, Thomas Oil
OF – Bruce Heglund, Newell Concrete
OF – John DiGiamo, Q-T Sports
OF – Terry Wolf, Watanabe/Scartalo’s/Easton (17-25, .680, 5 RBI)
EP – Dave Mitchell, B-C/Papa John’s
UTIL – Van Hook, B-C/Papa John’s
UTIL – Kurt Larson, Old Style Whips
UTIL – John Earls, Watanabe/Scartalo’s/Easton (18-26, .692, 6 HR, 24 RBI)
UTIL – Craig Wendt, Newell Concrete


Rick Hoffman, Watanabe (20-29, .690, 1 HR, 16 RBI)
Dave Shively, Watanabe (17-27, .630, 4 HR, 11 RBI)


1. Watanabe/Scarlato’s/Easton, Cincinnati, OH (7-0)
2. Newell Concrete, Bloomington, MN (10-2)
3. Q-T Sports, West Babylon, NY (5-2)
4. Thomas Oil/Worth, Benton, AR (7-2)
5t. Power Flite, San Diego, CA (4-2)
5t. B-C/Papa John’s/TPS Evansville, IN (4-2)
7t. The Backstop Aurora, IN (4-2)
7t. Seltman, Cobb, Bryant/NPC, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY (4-2)
9t. Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. 6-2)
9t. MSI/Big Smitty’s, Rice Lake, WI (3-2)
9t. Old Style Whips, Waukesha, WI (3-2)
9t. Bank of New York, Tarrytown, NY (3-2)
13t. Tri-Gem Builders, Levittown, PA (5-2)
13t. Hooters-Worth, Crystal, MN (5-2)
13t. Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN (3-2)
13t. Miller/Steele’s, Bloomington, MN (3-2)
17t. Stone Cold, El Reno, OK (4-2)
17t. Rey’s Softball, Bridgeport, CT (4-2)
17t. Twohig Athletic Club, Cleveland, OH (4-2)
17t. Tharaldson’s, Fargo, ND (3-2)
17t. Washington County Merchants, Springfield, KY (2-2)
17t. Davault Softball, Cape Girardeau, MO (2-2)
17t. Four Star Machine/Worth, Maple Heights, OH (2-2)
17t. Roberts Trans/Steele’s, Orlando, FL (2-2)
25t. Aldo’s, Stevens Point, WI (3-2)
25t. CMA/AFLAC, Jefferson City, MO (3-2)
25t. Techniques, Oceanport, NJ (2-2)
25t. Trysting Place, Menomonee Falls, WI (2-2)
25t. deBeer/Miller Lite, Crystal Lake, MN (2-2)
25t. Caddy Shack, Altoona, WI (2-2)
25t. Viessman Trucking, Dawson, MN (2-2)
25t. Kings/Easton, Chicago, IL (2-2)
33t. McDonald’s/Steele’s, Washington Courthouse, OH (2-2)
33t. Wood Toters, Pensacola, FL (2-2)
33t. Carmichael’s, Manchester, NH (2-2)
33t. Pete’s Mobil, Poughkeepsie, NY (2-2)
33t. P.J.’s/Coors Light/Worth, Cedar Rapids, IA (2-2)
33t. WSBA Sports Talk, York, PA (2-2)
33t. The Performance Shop, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
33t. Hi Ho, Great Falls, MT (1-2)
33t. Maples Motel, Wisconsin Rapids, WI (1-2)
33t. Joose, Lawrenceburg, KY (1-2)
33t. Bender Plumbing Supplies, New Haven, CT (1-2)
33t. Livingston’s, Potomac, MD (1-2)
33t. Hippodrome/Bass Tire, Nashville, TN (1-2)
33t. TPS, Little Rock, AR (1-2)
33t. Archer Softball, Des Moines, IA (1-2)
33t. Diggers, Dubuque, IA (1-2)
49t. Ella’s, Stevens Point, WI (1-2)
49t. Fenton Homes/Mike’s, Davison, MI (0-2)
49t. Express Mart, Midland, MI (0-2)
49t. Mainliner, Des Moines, IA (0-2)
49t. Martin Electric, Seymour, IN (0-2)
49t. Budweiser/Pepsi, Lawton, OK (0-2)
49t. O’Brady’s, Anchorage, AK (0-2)
49t. Solid Gold/Steel, Dayton, OH (0-2)
49t. Craft Cochran/BJ’s, Waterloo, IA (0-2)
49t. Milford/Fibber’s, Milford, CT (0-2)
49t. Bud Light, Duluth, MN (0-2)
49t. Budweiser Clydesdales, Superior, WI (0-2)
49t. Thomas Engineering/Worth, Manassas, VA (0-2)
49t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (0-2)
49t. Sadie’s/Hiawatha Junction City, WI (0-2)
49t. Wahl Optical, Council Bluffs, IA (0-2)
65t. T-Juan’s, Brainerd, MN (0-2)
65t. Cramer’s, Middletown, OH (0-2)
65t. Brien Oil, Haverhill, MA (0-2)
65t. Budweiser/Oxygen Service, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
65t. Pepsi Pacific/TPS, Seattle, WA (0-2)
65t. South Dixie/TPS, Elizabethtown, KY (0-2)
65t. PFQ/Banker’s Cafe, Eau Claire, WI (0-2)

No show – Key Sport, Springfield, MO

1992 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1992 held at Burlington, North Carolina.

Champion – Medina Body Shop, Cleveland, Ohio
Runner Up – George Dudleck Guttering, Burlington, North Carolina

  • MVP – Pat Campbell, Medina Body Shop
  • Batting Champion – Nick Farina, WSBA Sports Talk – (19-24, .792)
  • HR Champion – Chris Calcutt, George Dudleck Guttering – 10
  • HR Champion – Doug George, Washington County Merchants – 10


P – Mickey Vittardi, Medina Body Shop
C – Nick Farina, WSBA Sports Talk
1B – Gary Henry, Medina Body Shop
2B – Chris Calcutt, George Dudleck Guttering
3B – none named, tournament committee added an extra UTIL spot
SS – Jim Lesko, Medina Body Shop
OF – Jerry Garnett, LabTec Enterprises
OF – Karvie Robers, George Dudleck Guttering
OF – Pat Campbell, Medina Body Shop
OF – Rocky Neale, Medina Body Shop
EP – Slim Bryant, George Dudleck Guttering
UTIL – Mike Baker, George Dudleck Guttering
UTIL – Bob Santella, LabTec Enterprises
UTIL – Kevin Kadleck, Medina Body Shop
UTIL – Brian Mitchell, LabTec Enterprises
UTIL – Steve Johnson, George Dudleck Guttering


P – Vernon Neil, WSBA Sports Talk (18-23, .782, 5-2 Pitching)
2B – Mike Drawbaugh, WSBA Sports Talk (14-22, .636, 8 HR)
SS – Scott Bortner, WSBA Sports Talk (14-20, .700, 10 HR)

NOTE – no information on remainder of 2nd team or mention of a 3rd team, nothing else was listed


1. Medina Body Shop, Cleveland, OH (8-1)
2. George Dudleck Guttering, Burlington, NC (7-2)
3. LabTec Enterprises, Portland, OR (5-2)
4. Coast to Coast/Dudley, Savannah, GA (5-2)
5t. Seltman, Cobb & Bryant, Long Island, NY (5-2)
5t. WSBA Sports Talk, York, PA (5-2)
7t. Twohig AC, Cleveland, OH (6-2)
7t. Roberts Transformer, Apopka, FL (4-2)
9t. Johnson Builders, Hilton Head, SC (7-2)
9t. Washington County Merchants, Springfield, KY (6-2)
9t. Bank of New York, New York, NY (5-2)
9t. Keith’s Enterprises, Virginia Beach, VA (3-2)
13t. Ram Engineering, Louisville, KY (5-2)
13t. Thomas Engineering, Manassas, VA (5-2)
13t. Eddie Macks, McKees Rocks, PA (4-2)
13t. Diet Pepsi, Bellevue, WA (3-2)
17t. McDonald’s, Washington Courthouse, OH (3-2)
17t. QT Sports, New York, NY (3-2)
17t. Coffee Cup, Cottage Grove, MN (2-2)
17t. Hanover Carpet/Oscar Fields, Richmond, VA (2-2)
17t. Techniques, Beatontown, NJ (2-2)
17t. Terry Construction, Hickory, NC (2-2)
17t. Thomas Oil, Benton, AR (2-2)
17t. Viessman Trucking, Willmar, MN (2-2)
25t. Bud Shell Ford, Bloomfield, MO (3-2)
25t. Mizuno Printers, Flint, MI (3-2)
25t. Parma Peirogies, Parma, OH (2-2)
25t. BC Softball, Evansville, IN (2-2)
25t. Danville-Pitt Co. Fairgrounds, Danville, VA (2-2)
25t. Miller Genuine Draft, Bloomington, MN (2-2)
25t. Pete’s Mobil Car Wash, Poughkeepsie, NY (2-2)
25t. Wally’s Sports Center, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
33t. Bender Plumbing Supplies, New Haven, CT (2-2)
33t. Jo-Jo’s Pizza, Elizabethtown, PA (2-2)
33t. March Mfg./Easton Kings, Chicago, IL (2-2)
33t. Shoney’s/LA, Fort Walton Beach, FL (2-2)
33t. Smith Trophy, Burlington, NC (2-2)
33t. Telecom/Ebys/Mizuno, Cedar Rapids, IA (2-2)
33t. Bill Cody Farms, Springfield, MO (1-2)
33t. C&D Frame/Vernon’s II, Jacksonville, FL (1-2)
33t. Fry Fastening System, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
33t. May’s Upper Deck, Davison, MI (1-2)
33t. Newell Concrete, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
33t. Osprey Cove/Gillman Paper, St. Mary’s, GA (1-2)
33t. Strait Manufacturing, Hagerstown, MD (1-2)
33t. Tri Gems Builders, Sickleville, NJ (1-2)
33t. University Video, Evansville, IN (1-2)
33t. Wayland Realty, Newport, RI (1-2)
49t. Pepe Construction/Evergreen, Derby, CT (1-2)
49t. Carolina Apothecary, Reidsville, NC (1-2)
49t. Grandpa Al’s/Coors/Steele’s, Faribault, MN (1-2)
49t. Lake Cafe/Viking Coke, Big Lake, MN (1-2)
49t. Ray’s, Bridgeport, CT (1-2)
49t. Acme Sports, Kingsport, TN (0-2)
49t. Ahart & Bryan, Little Rock, AR (0-2)
49t. Budweiser Clydesdales, Superior, WI (0-2)
49t. Catamero Ltd., Johnson, Rhode Island, (0-2)
49t. Conrad/Patterson/Neuman, Wyoming, MI (0-2)
49t. Craig Avionics, Bangor, ME (0-2)
49t. Edwards Engine Rebuilders, Spokane, WA (0-2)
49t. Michael’s Club Wesy, Port Chester, NY (0-2)
49t. North Arkansas Softball, Mountain Home, AR (0-2)
49t. Red’s Boys, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
49t. Rushing Farms/Yule Trims., Woolmarket, MS (0-2)
65t. H&W Sport Shop, Mt. Sterling, KY (1-2)
65t. Mason Shell/Sports Den, Somerset, KY (1-2)
65t. Fort Sill Cannoneers, Fort Sill, OK (0-2)
65t. Lays Transmission, Toledo, OH (0-2)
65t. Maples Steel, Stevens Point, WI (0-2)
65t. O&S Cattle, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
65t. Jordan/Big Bull/Mizuno, Virginia Beach, VA (0-2)
65t. Roof Mechanics, Wichita, KS (0-2)
65t. TIW/Athletic Attic, Anchorage, AK (0-2)
65t. Vier Snacks/Blend of Class, Detroit, MI (0-2)
65t. Watanabe Optical, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)

1991 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1991 held at Jacksonville, Florida on August 30-September 1.

Champion – Lee Roy’s Framing, Claremont, North Carolina
Runner Up – Minnesota Merchants, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • MVP – Mitch Atkinson, Lee Roy’s Framing
  • Batting Champion – Mitch Atkinson, Lee Roy’s Framing – .704
  • HR Champion – Bubba Defer, Thomas Oil – 13


P – Wayne Harwell, Lee Roy’s Framing
C – Jeff Baldwin, Lee Roy’s Framing
1B – Mitch Atkinson, Lee Roy’s Framing
2B – Mike Lovene, Bender Plumbing
3B – Mike Reiling, Minnesota Merchants
SS – Rob Tomberlin, Minnesota Merchants
OF – Tommy Hall, Lee Roy’s Framing
OF – Lance Peterson, Minnesota Merchants
OF – Jerry Fleming, Lee Roy’s Framing
OF – Bill Silverstein, Midas Touch Jewelers
UTIL – Tom Chovan, Minnesota Merchants
UTIL – Leon Sansome, Holland Construction
UTIL – Bubba Defer, Thomas Oil
UTIL – Chris Burke, Midas Touch Jewelers
UTIL – Jeff Ross, Lee Roy’s Framing


1. Lee Roy’s Framing, Claremont, NC (7-0)
2. Minnesota Merchants, Minneapolis, MN (10-2)
3. Midas Touch Jewelers, Trumbull, CT (5-2)
4. Holland Construction, Portsmouth, VA (4-2)
5t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (4-2)
5t. Bender Plumbing Supply, New Haven, CT (5-2)
7t. Cambell & Ingram, Columbia, TN (5-2)
7t. Thomas Oil, Little Rock, AR (5-2)
9t. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (4-2)
9t. Acme Sports, Kingsport, TN (4-2)
9t. BC Softball, Evansville, IN (3-2)
9t. Lake Cafe/5 Star Construction, Elk River, MN (3-2)
13t. Newell Construction, Bloomington, MN (3-2)
13t. Conrad Patterson, Wyoming, MI (3-2)
13t. LabTech Enterprises, Portland, OR (4-2)
13t. IPS/KG, North Vernon, IN (4-2)
17t. LeMoyne Sleepers, LeMoyne, PA (3-2)
17t. Medina Body Shop, Bedford Heights, OH (2-2)
17t. Johnson Builders, Anderson, SC (3-2)
17t. Watanabe Optical, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
17t. W.W. Gay, Gainesville, FL (3-2)
17t. Dug Out Cafe, Ronkokoma, NY (3-2)
17t. Miller Genuine Draft, Bloomington, MN (4-2)
17t. Worth Astros, Carmel, IN (3-2)
25t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
25t. Meeks Electric, Tallahassee, FL (2-2)
25t. Bruno’s, Portland, ME (2-2)
25t. Marino Construction, Peabody, ME (2-2)
25t. Varsity Club, Jacksonville, FL (2-2)
25t. Darnell Stanley, Richmond, VA (2-2)
25t. Smyrna Merchants, Smyrna, DE (2-2)
25t. Budweiser Clydesdales, Superior, WI (2-2)
33t. South Georgia Merchants, Hahira, GA (3-2)
33t. Funkstown, Hagerstown, MD (1-2)
33t. Hanibal Bush, Hanibal, MO (1-2)
33t. Chi Chi’s, Gulfport, MS (1-2)
33t. SCB Gulf Oil, Lake Ronkokoma, NY (1-2)
33t. Ohio Sealant, Cleveland, TN (1-2)
33t. Chaney Enterprises, Lothian, PA (1-2)
33t. LeMoyne Sleepers (JPPS), York, PA (1-2)
33t. Washington County Merchants, Springfield, KY (1-2)
33t. Wally’s Sports, Parma, OH (1-2)
33t. Telecom, Cedar Rapids, IA (1-2)
33t. Mid-Valley Merchants, St. Helens, OR (1-2)
33t. Third Base Lounge, Bloomington, IN (1-2)
33t. Dryden Georno’s, Norfolk, VA (1-2)
33t. QT Sports Fair, Long Island, NY (1-2)
33t. Hanover Carpet, Richmond, VA (0-2)
49t. Hanibal Merchants, Ewing, MO (1-2)
49t. R&D, Lima, OH (2-2)
49t. Ray’s, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
49t. Pete’s Mobile Car Wash, Poughkeepsie, NY (0-2)
49t. Nolan Electric, Dayton, OH (0-2)
49t. Tri-Gem Builders, Cedar Brook, NY (0-2)
49t. Wilson Softball, Little Rock, AR (1-2)
49t. Pick’s Sports, Davenport, IA (0-2)
49t. O&S Cattle, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
49t. Bud Light, Duluth, MN (0-2)
49t. Cale Yarborough, Savannah, GA (0-2)
49t. Ray’s Together, Trumbull, CT (0-2)
49t. MacNamara/Coors/Stealers, Faribault, MN (0-2)
49t. McDonald’s, Washington Court House, Ohio (0-2)
49t. C&M Sporting Goods, Dothan, AL (0-2)
65t. Bill Cody Farms, Clever, MO (0-2)
65t. Standard Construction, Houston, TX (0-2)

1990 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1990 held at State Road Park in Parma, Ohio on August 30-September 3.

Champion – Vernon’s, Jacksonville, Florida
Runner Up – Laborers 310, Parma, Ohio

The ASA Men’s “A” Slow Pitch National Championship goes through Jacksonville, FL.

Laborers 310 of the Parma Premier League found out about that roadblock the hard way at State Road Park in Parma. Needing only one victory to become the area’s first class A national winner, the Laborers lost twice to Vernon’s (Jacksonville, FL), the defending champions, in the finals.

Vernon’s claimed its second consecutive title by winning three games in the losers’ bracket, then derailing the Laborers in the finals, 32-28, and 21-16. It was a cruel ending to the four-day, double-elimination tournament for the union-sponsored team, which won its first five games, plus a dramatic 31-27 triumph over Vernon’s in the early morning hours September 3 to send the champs into the losers’ bracket.

“We played well, they just out-hit us.” Laborers manager Andy Okulovich, Sr. said. “We made some errors and that didn’t help. You can’t give these guys the extra at bats.”

In the first game of the finals, the Laborers had a 15-7 lead entering the fourth, only to have Vernon’s put together a 17-run, 17-hit attack to take a 24-15 advantage. Laborers came back, scoring eight runs with two out in the fifth. Shortstop Steve Skladany’s three-run homer put the local team up 25-24.

Vernon’s tied it in the sixth and scored seven runs in the top of the seventh.

Vernon’s broke a 10-all tie in the fourth inning of the championship game with seven runs. Right fielder Ronnie Ford had a pair of two-run homers for the champs and was named the tournament MVP. He hit nearly .800 with nine home runs.

  • MVP – Ron Ford, Vernon’s (.738, 9 HR)
  • HR Champion – Roy Eppley, Vernon’s (13)
  • Batting Champion – Steve Skladany, Larborers 310 (28-36, .778)


P – Ron Wood, Laborers 310
C – Jack Kerrigan, Laborers 310
1B – Doug Cullen, Vernon’s
2B – Rick Haggy, McDonald’s of Washington CH
3B – Tom Hannigan, Marino
SS – Steve Skladany, Laborers 310
OF – Ron Ford, Vernon’s (9 HR)
OF – Larry Heise, Vernon’s
OF – Rick Allred, Polo Sports Pub/Parkway Shell
OF – Randy Holsopple, Smith Transport
UTIL – Jeff Edwards, Polo Sports Pub/Parkway Shell
UTIL – David Heald, Armed Forces
UTIL – Randy Scales, Polo Sports Pub/Parkway Shell
UTIL – Gary Fisher, Hollywood Inn
EH – Roy Eppley, Vernon’s


Scott “Rook” Othoudt, Viking Coke (15-17 .882)
Jeff “Pork” Franks, Viking Coke (.883, 4 HR, 10 RBI)
Billy Miller, Viking Coke (.642)
Mike Montgomery, Viking Coke (.642)
Fran Headline, Viking Coke (.533)


1. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (9-1)
2. Laborers 310, Parma, OH (7-2)
3. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (5-2)
4. Polo Sports Pub/Parkway Shell (5-2)
5t. Kenova Construction, West Palm Beach, FL (7-2)
5t. Smith Transport, Roaring Springs, PA (7-2)
7t. Hollywood Inn, Bloomington, MN (6-2)
7t. Marino Construction, Peabody, ME (6-2)
9t. Hague/Murphy’s, Columbus, OH (3-2)
9t. MacDonalds of Washington CH, Washington Court House, OH (3-2)
9t. Spanky’s, St. Louis. MO (3-2)
9t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (3-2)
13t. Barnhill Construction, Jacksonville, FL (4-2)
13t. Conrad Patterson, Wyoming, MI (3-2)
13t. Farrell’s Holiday Jacks, Ephrata, PA (4-2)
13t. Sonny’s, Casper, WY (3-2)
17t. Brothers (3-2)
17t. Craig Avionics, Bangor, ME (2-2)
17t. Indiana Fan, IN (2-2)
17t. Medina Body Shop, Medina, OH (3-2)
17t. R&D Softball Club, Lima, OH (2-2)
17t. Rivertown Realty/Nazzy’s Sports (2-2)
17t. Schreppler Chiropractors, Smyrna, DE (3-2)
17t. Wilson/TPF Bale Chevrolet, Little Rock, AR (3-2)
25t. Arensberg Pharmacy, Inc., Newark, OH (3-2)
25t. Funkstown Tavern, Funkstown, MD (3-2)
25t. Gregg & Associates, Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)
25t. Minnesota Merchants, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
25t. Schaggy’s (2-2)
25t. Tri-Gems Builders, Cedarbrook, NJ (2-2)
25t. Viking Coke, Elk River, MN (2-2)
25t. W.E. Ruth Realty, Seattle, WA (3-2)
33t. Budweiser Clydesdales (1-2)
33t. Cuyahoga Dunham Supply, Cuyahoga, OH (1-2)
33t. Dixie Carpet (1-2)
33t. Imperial Printers, El Centro, CA (1-2)
33t. Lower Alabama Softball Team, AL (1-2)
33t. Midas Touch Jewelers, Fairfield, CT (1-2)
33t. Pete’s Mobil Car Wash, Poughkeepsie, NY (1-2)
33t. PJ Greco, Kittanning, PA (1-2)
33t. Softball With Class, Detroit, MI (1-2)
33t. Rox Club, Las Vegas, NV (1-2)
33t. Specialty Metals (1-2)
33t. Texas Ironworks, Anchorage, AK (1-2)
33t. Thomas Oil, Little Rock, AR (1-2)
33t. Wally’s Sports Center, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
33t. Wexler’s (1-2)
33t. Worth Astros, Carmel, IN (1-2)
49t. Abby T’s (0-2)
49t. Bender Plumbing Supplies, New Haven, CT (0-2)
49t. Catco (0-2)
49t. Chaney Enterprises, Lothian, MD (0-2)
49t. Coors Country (0-2)
49t. County Sports Blues, Levittown, NY (0-2)
49t. Delta Eagles Lo-Temp, Toledo, OH (0-2)
49t. Holland Construction, Portsmouth, VA (0-2)

1989 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1989 held at Midland, Texas.

Champion – Vernon’s, Jacksonville, Florida
Runner Up – Armed Services, Washington, D.C.

  • MVP – George Hill, Armed Forces
  • Batting Champion – Vernon Hensley, Worth/Astros – .813
  • HR Champion – Ken Slenker, Lemoyne Sleeper – 11


P – Mark Reagin, Armed Forces
C – Bob Rudi, Tri-Gem Builders
1B – Leonard Schoenfeld, SSK/Rebs
2B – John Peterson, Coffee Cup
3B – Craig Schraub, Coors
SS – Bill Miller, Viking Coke
OF – Larry Heise, Vernon’s
OF – Jesse Adamez, Coffee Cup
OF – Bob Sullivan, Lemoyne Sleeper
OF – Dennis Reeves, Owatonna Eagles
EP – Richard Mummaw, Vernon’s
UTIL – Terry Johnson, Vernon’s
UTIL – George Schnorr, Vernon’s
UTIL – Roger Underwood, Armed Forces
UTIL – David Heald, Armed Forces


P – Dale Abrahamson, Coffee Cup
C – Guillermo Foster, Armed Forces
1B – Ron Wenrick, Lemoyne Sleeper
2B – Wayne Pennington, Armed Forces
3B – Doug Cullen, Vernon’s
SS – Tom Hechsel, Minneapolis Merchants
OF – Don Mahoney, Memphis Sox
OF – Doug Kissane, Tri-Gem Builders
OF – Dale Haise, Conrad Patterson
OF – Lance Peterson, Minneapolis Merchants
EP – Doug Fischer, Armed Forces
UTIL – Glen Barnard, Ruth Realty
UTIL – Jon Kramer, SSK/Rebs
UTIL – Gary Hartmann, Tri-Gem Builders
UTIL – John Res, Conroy Construction


P – Vernon Neil, Smith Transport
C – Stan Daubert, Lemoyne Sleeper
1B – Steve Shover, Smith Transport
2B – Tim Cox, Viking Coke
3B – Robert McGee, Memphis Sox
SS – Mark Lysne, Owatonna Eagles
OF – Brad Weyant, Smith Transport
OF – John Mutz, Worth/Astros
OF – Jeff Gamble, Smith Transport
OF – Mike Moore, SSK/Rebels
EP – Steve Nauer, Viking Coke
UTIL – Vance Sims, Coors
UTIL – Steve Rodriguez, Coffee Cup
UTIL – Joe Walton, Coffee Cup
UTIL – Jeff Snyder, Lemoyne Sleeper


Ron Ford, Vernon’s (18-23, .783)


1. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (7-1)
2. Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. (9-2)
3. Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN (4-2)
4. Lemoyne Sleeper, Lemoyne, PA (7-2)
5t. Conrad/Patterson/Worth, Wyoming, MI (4-2)
5t. Owatonna Eagles, Owatonna, MN (4-2)
7t. SSK/Rebs, North Hollywood, CA (6-2)
7t. Smith Transport, Roaring Springs, PA (4-2)
9t. Joe Conroy Construction, Topeka, KS (4-2)
9t. Worth/Astro Sports, Indianapolis, IN (3-2)
9t. Minneapolis Merchants, Minneapolis, MN (3-2)
9t. Viking Coke, Elk River, MN (2-2)
13t. Coors, Midland, TX (3-2)
13t. Tri-Gems Builders, Cedarbrook, NJ (3-2)
13t. Sox, Memphis, TN (3-2)
13t. Ruth Realty, Seattle, WA (3-2)
17t. Harbor Docks, Fort Walton Beach, FL (2-2)
17t. Marino Construction, Peabody, MA (2-2)
17t. Pete’s Mobil Car Wash, Poughkeepsie, NY (2-2)
17t. Roofing Consultants, Richmond, VA (2-2)
17t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (2-2)
17t. Whataburger Sox, Albuquerque, NM (1-2)
17t. Knight/Darnell Painting, Midlothian, VA (1-2)
17t. Mid NE Coors Light, Columbus, NE (1-2)
25t. Richardson Softball Club, Richardson, TX (2-2)
25t. Massey’s, Hammond, LA (1-2)
25t. Texas Iron Works, Anchorage, AK (1-2)
25t. Ron’s Spaghetti House, Woonsocket, RI (1-2)
25t. Hi-Ho/Coors Light, Great Falls, MT (1-2)
25t. Deery Brothers, Cedar Falls, IA (1-2)
25t. Mehringers, Jasper, IN (1-2)
25t. Miller Lite, Bryan, TX (1-2)
33t. Dougherty’s Seafood, Tancrovin, MD (1-2)
33t. Stanley’s, Midland, TX (1-2)
33t. Top Hat Limosines, Bismarck, ND (0-2)
33t. Miller Lite Peppers, Laredo, TX (0-2)
33t. Crader/Huffman, Marble Hill, MO (0-2)
33t. Pry Fastening, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
33t. Sonny’s/Bud, Casper, WY (0-2)
33t. Hargray Telephone, Savannah, GA (0-2)
33t. D&E Pump, Stanton, TX (0-2)
33t. Brunswick Ford, Brunswick, ME (0-2)
33t. Miller’s Foot & Ankle Care, Kokomo, IN (0-2)
33t. Low Buck Compressor, Midland, TX (0-2)
33t. Miller Premium Brands Stevens Point, WI (0-2)
33t. Lupe’s Day Care, Midland, TX (0-2)
33t. R.C. Cola, Boise, ID (0-2)

1988 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1988 held at Paulson Softball Complex in Savannah, Georgia on September 4-6.

Champion – Smith Transport, Roaring Springs, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – Vernon’s, Jacksonville, Florida

It wasn’t a case of too much power. It was just a case of too many hits. In the early morning  hours of Tuesday, September 6, Smith Transport used a 26 hit attack to take a 19-10 win over Vernon’s of Jacksonville, FL, in the final game of the ASA Class A  Men’s Slow Pitch National Championship at the Paulson Softball Complex. That victory ended a three-day, rain-plagued tournament.

Vern Neil, coach of Smith Transport and the tournament’s most vaulable player, said, “This is great. We’re the best of friends. I think they ought to take the Most Valuable Player trophy and cut it into 15 pieces.”

It was the first time the team had won an ASA national title.

  • MVP – Vernon Neil, Smith Transport (18-24, .750)
  • Batting Champion – Bud Weathers, Coils Plus  – .882
  • HR Champion – Ronnie Ford, Vernon’s – 7


P – Vernon Neil, Smith Transport (18-24, .750)
C – Mike Wilson, Capital Chevrolet
1B – Donald Bradham, Armed Forces
2B – Gary Ellison, Keith Enterprises
3B – Al Ten, Sonny’s
SS – Scott Bortner, Smith Transport (19-24, .792, 6 HR, 24 RBI)
OF – Ronnie Ford, Vernon’s
OF – George Schnorr, Vernon’s
OF – Bud Weathers, Coils Plus
OF – Richard Smith, Armed Forces
EP – Nick Delucco, Vernon’s
UTIL – Lance Peterson, Minneapolis Merchants
UTIL – Randy Holsopple, Smith Transport
UTIL – Todd Green, Arensberg Pharmacy
UTIL – Kerry Burnett, Minneapolis Merchants


P – Rick Minarcin, Lo-Temp Brazing
C – Jim Hampton, Vernon’s
1B – Robbie Groover, Savannah Truck
2B – Gene Beazeu, Pastime Bar
3B – Kenny Clark, Vernon’s
SS – Dom Calise, Sonny’s
OF – Joe Spuling, Sunbelt Plastics
OF – Barry McLeod, Sonny’s
OF – Rich Vaughn, Capital Chevrolet
OF – Keith Disbennett, McDonald’s
EP – Caleb Rabenold, Vernon’s
UTIL – Mark Janney, Chaney Enterprises
UTIL – Mark Kontak, Pastime Bar
UTIL – Brad Weyant, Smith Transport


P – Tim Purcell, Pastime Bar
C – Douglas Wilcox, Lo-Temp Brazing
1B – Bucky Ford, Capital Chevrolet
2B – Michael Stevens, Armed Forces
3B – Brian Anderson, Minneapolis Merchants
SS – Robert Feather, Armed Forces
OF – Tim Smith, Pastime Bar
OF – Larry Wilson, Capital Chevrolet
OF – Henry Mays, Thompson’s Sporting Goods
OF – Ty Jenny, Savannah Truck
EP – Scott Brown, Arensberg Pharmacy
UTIL – E.M. McCoy Jr., Keith Enterprises
UTIL – Mickey Reynolds, Coils Plus
UTIL – James Moreland, Chaney Enterprises
UTIL – Ron Conyers, Keith Enterprises


1. Smith Transport, Roaring Springs, PA (7-0)
2. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (7-2)
3. Minneapolis Merchants, Minneapolis, MN (6-2)
4. Capital Chevrolet, Nashville, TN (6-2)
5t. Lo-Temp Brazing, Toledo, OH (6-2)
5t. Arensberg Pharmacy, Newark, OH (4-2)
7t. Bender’s Plumbing, West haven, TC (4-2)
7t. Keith Enterprsies, Virginia Beach, VA (5-2)
9t. Sonny’s, Westport, CT (6-2)
9t. Chaney Enterprises, Lothian, MD (4-2)
9t. Pastime Bar, Toledo, OH (5-2)
9t. Armed Forces, San Diego, CA (5-2)
13t. Savannah Truck, Savannah, GA (4-2)
13t. Health Pac, Savannah, GA (4-2)
13t. Coils Plus, Longview, TX (4-2)
13t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (2-2)
17t. Coburg Dairy, Charleston, SC (2-2)
17t. Seguin Softball, Seguin, TX (3-2)
17t. Stockman/Zip, Missoula, MT (3-2)
17t. Sunbelt Plastics, Warner Robins, GA (3-2)
17t. Campbell’s Sports, Bloomington, MN (2-2)
17t. Wendy’s/Worth, Lansing, MI (2-2)
17t. McDonald’s, Chillicothe, OH (2-2)
17t. C&M Sports, Dothan, AL (2-2)
17t. Pete’s Mobil Carwash, Poughkeepsie, NY (3-2)
25t. Kansas City Bullets, Kansas City, MO (3-2)
25t. Wally’s, Broadview Heights, OH (2-2)
25t. Classic Longballers, Newberry CA (3-2)
25t. Houston Buffs, Houston, TX (3-2)
25t. Conrad/Peterson, Wyoming, MI (3-2)
25t. Bel-Aire Cleaners, Daphne, AL (2-2)
25t. Ruud’s Roofing, Bloomington, MN (3-2)
33t. Roof Mechanics, Wichita, KS (1-2)
33t. Dugout Sports, Davenport, IA (1-2)
33t. Marino’s Construction, West Peabody, MA (1-2)
33t. Adams Floor Sanding, Richmond, VA (1-2)
33t. Brunswick Ford, Falmouth, ME (1-2)
33t. Godbee Trucking, Savannah, GA (2-2)
33t. Doyle Paint, Eden NC (1-2)
33t. Mayfield Brothers, Richardson, TX (1-2)
33t. Allied Astros, Indianapolis, IN (1-2)
33t. Herald’s Trophies, Columbus, OH (1-2)
33t. Bud Lite, Midland, TX (2-2)
33t. Busch Beer, Little Rock, AR (2-2)
33t. Little Caesars, Davidson, MI (1-2)
33t. Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas, NV (1-2)
33t. Mehringers Plumbing, Jasper, IN (1-2)
33t. Ruth Realty, Renton, VA (1-2)
49t. Holland Construction, Chesapeake, VA (1-2)
49t. Matlin Construction, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
49t. McDonald’s, Ramei, TN (1-2)
49t. Newell Concrete, Eden Prairie, MN (1-2)
49t. Sonny’s Lounge, Casper, WY (1-2)
49t. Bodi Sharpe, Harrisville, RI (0-2)
49t. Area Sports Lettering, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
49t. Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
49t. California Waterbeds, Lexington, KY (1-2)
49t. Lincoln Title, Tampa, FL (1-2)
49t. Jordan Lumber, Biscoe, NC (0-2)
49t. Crader/Huffman, Marble Hill, MO (0-2)
49t. Farrell’s Maintenance, Ephrata, PA (1-2)
49t. Massey’s, Independence, LA (1-2)
49t. Twohig, Parma, OH (1-2)
65t. Bar “J”, Laurel, MS (0-2)
65t. Wilkes Body Shop, Savannah, GA (0-2)
65t. Adleta, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
65t. Owatonna Eagles, Owatonna, MN (0-2)
65t. Miller Lite, West Fargo, ND (0-2)
65t. Casey Tower Service, Altamonte Springs, FL (0-2)
65t. McGuffy’s, Dayton, OH (0-2)
65t. Mahany Construction, Savannah, GA (0-2)
65t. Arkansas Softball, Little Rock, AR (0-2)
65t. Miller Premium Beer, Plover, WI (0-2)

1987 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1987 held at Midland, Texas.

Champion – Minneapolis Merchants, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Runner Up – Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, Georgia

The Minneapolis Merchants scored 19 runs in the first three innings and went on to a 23-7 victory over Thompson’s Sporting Goods of Savannah, GA., in the championship game  of the 1987 Men’s Class A National Slow Pitch softball tournament in Midland, Texas.

Catcher Tom Anderson hit two home runs for the Merchants – a two-run shot in the second inning and a three-run blast in the third. Also hitting homers for the Merchants were designated hitter Kerry Burnett, first baseman Rick Goodsell, and outfielder Lance Peterson.

Thompson also collected five home runs, the maximum allowed under tournament rules (all others above become foul balls), but didn’t have the luxury of runners on board. Outfielder Steve Sims hit a two-run blast in the first inning to cu the Merchants’ lead to 7-3, but the remaining four homers were solo shots, including a second homer by Sims in the sixth inning.

The Merchants scored seven runs in the first inning and six in each of the next two to build a 19-3 lead.

By winning the title, with a 7-0 record that raised their season rcord to 97-18, the Merchants advance to the 1987 Men’s International Slow Pitch softball tournament, October 2-4 in Oklahoma City.

The Minneapolis Merchants are the 1987 Amateur Softball Association Class A slow-pitch champions.

Coach Jeff Swenson’s team went 7-0 in the Midland, Tex-as, tournament, defeating Thompson’s Sporting Goods of Savannah, Ga., 23-7 in the finals Monday. The winners led 19-3 after three innings.

Catcher Tom Anderson homered in the second inning with one on and in the third with two aboard. Designated hitter Kerry Burnett hit a three-run homer during a seven-run first inning. First baseman Rick Goodsell had a two-run homer in the second and right fielder Lance Peterson a solo shot in the third.

The Merchants edged the Daytona Beach, Fla., Lite Athletics 8-7 in the semifinals and the Allied Astros of Indianapolis 26-22 in the winners’ bracket final.

The Merchants (97-18) will play in the ASA international tournament in Oklahoma City Oct. 2-4.

Merchants shortstop Tom Hechsel was named tournament MVP. Teammates named to the all-tourney first team were pitcher Dave Rowe, Anderson, and utility infielder Mike Rosenow.

“This team was formed three years ago and we have only made minor changes on the way,” said Swenson.

  • MVP – Tom Hechsel, Minneaplis Merchants
  • Batting Champion – Gerald Braddy, Thompson’s Sporting Goods – .821
  • HR Champion – Mike Cuellar, Lou’s Super Scouts – 10


P – Dave Rowe, Minneapolis Merchants
C – Tom Anderson, Minneapolis Merchants
1B – Mickey Reynolds, Coils Plus
2B – Doug Dowdy, Lite Athletic Club
3B – Joey Bouchillon, Thompson Sporting Goods
SS – Tom Hechsel, Minneapolis Merchants
OF – Gerald Brady, Thompson Sporting Goods
OF – Paul Knight, Lite Athletic Club
OF – Mike Cuellar, Lou’s Super Scouts
OF – Mike Rouse, Thompson Sporting Goods
EP – Mike Dickerson. Allied Astros
UTIL – Bill Baker, Bud Light
UTIL – Doug Berfeldt, Coffee Cup
UTIL – Mike Rosenow, Minneapolis Merchants
UTIL – Dave Rohr, Allied Astros


P – Ronnie Andrews, Thompson’s Sporting Goods
C – Ed Sipe, Lite Athletic Club
1B – Joel Moody, Thompson Sporting Goods
2B – John Spikerman, Lou’s Super Scouts
3B – Harold Slate, Coils Plus
SS – David Clingman, Bud Light
OF – Henry Mays, Thompson Sporting Goods
OF – Albert “Bud” Weathers, Coils Plus
OF – Danny Thompson, Lou’s Super Scouts
OF – Jimmy Morris, Bud Light
EP – Wayne Otwell, Lou’s Super Scouts
UTIL – Gerald Braddy, Thompson’s Sporting Goods
UTIL – Kurt Hornus, Coffee Cup
UTIL – Jeff Poole, Thompson Sporting Goods
UTIL – Craig Schraub, Bud Light


P – Mike Phelps, Allied Astros
C – Ed McConnell, Coils Plus
1B – Steve Implay, Allied Astros
2B – Chuck Harmon, Thompson’s Sporting Goods
3B – Mike Reiling, Coffee Cup
SS – ?
OF – Dan Nelson, Minneapolis Merchants
OF – Keith Weathers, Coils Plus
OF – Ronnie Hawkins, Lou’s Super Scouts
OF – Steve Sims, Thompson’s Sporting Goods
EP – Kerry Burnett, Minneapolis Merchants
UTIL – Michael Schervish, Lite Athletic Club
UTIL – Max Reed, Lite Athletic Club
UTIL – Fred Shipley, Allied Astros
UTIL – Jeff Swenson, Minneapolis Merchants


1. Minneapolis Merchants, Minneapolis, MN (7-0)
2. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (7-2)
3. Allied Astros, Indianapolis, IN (5-2)
4. Lou’s Super Scouts, Houston, TX (6-2)
5t. Coils Plus, Longview, TX (5-2)
5t. Lite Athletic Club, Daytona Beach, FL (4-2)
7t. Bud Light, Midland, TX (5-2)
7t. Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN (6-2)
9t. DeBacco Brothers, Newark, NJ (3-2)
9t. Armed Forces, Little Creek, VA (5-2)
9t. Barracuda?, Apple Valley, CA (4-2)
9t. C&M/Home Oil, Dothan, AL (3-2)
13t. McDonald’s, Davenport, IA (3-2)
13t. Chaney Enterprises, Lothian, MD (3-2)
13t. Jo-Mac Brothers, Yonkers NY (3-2)
13t. Ranger Boats, Flippin, AR (3-2)
17t. Builders Millwork, Anchorage, AK (3-2)
17t. Lite Peppers, Laredo, TX (3-2)
17t. Worth Sports, Midland, TX (3-2)
17t. JC Perry, Ridley Township, PA (2-2)
17t. SA Cannons, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
17t. Ruth Realty, Kent, WA (2-2)
17t. Springfield Strohs, Springfield, OH (3-2)
25t. Capital Industries, Seattle, WA (2-2)
25t. Miller Premium Brand, Stevens Point, WI (2-2)
25t. Mayfield Brothers, Richardson, TX (2-2)
25t. Midas Touch Jewelers, Trumbull, CT (2-2)
25t. JD Sports, Irving, TX (2-2)
25t. Jones & Sons, Washington, IN (2-2)
25t. OC Swats, Anaheim, CA (2-2)
25t. Massey’s, La Place, LA (2-2)
33t. Professional Forms, Little Rock, AR (1-2)
33t. Wendel Huskey, La Grande, OR (1-2)
33t. D&D Produce, San Ramon, CA (1-2)
33t. Pete’s Car Wash, Pughkeepsie, NY (1-2)
33t. Kidd Plumbing, Irving, TX (1-2)
33t. NW Pipe/T&C Lounge, Missoula, MT (1-2)
33t. Bale Chevrolet, Little Rock, AR (1-2)
33t. Hi-Ho Tavern, Great Falls, MA (1-2)
33t. Dash Long Distance, Odessa, TX (1-2)
33t. MT Pockets, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
33t. Farrell’s Maintenance, Lititz, PA (1-2)
33t. Winchell Chirpractic, Evansville, IN (1-2)
33t. Conrad-Paterson, Wyoming, MI (1-2)
33t. Ruud’s Roofing, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
33t. Kohler’s & Logan’s, Cranston, RI (1-2)
49t. Arensberg Pharmacy, Newark, OH (1-2)
49t. Georgia Merchants, Savannah, GA (1-2)
49t. Bull on the Beach, Berlin, MD (1-2)
49t. Campbell Sports, Bloomington, MN (0-2)
49t. Coors Scooters, Cheyenne, WY (0-2)
49t. Sonny’s Westport, CT (0-2)
49t. Stanley’s, Midland, TX (0-2)
49t. Seguin Cannons, Seguin, TX (0-2)
49t. Snyder’s Steak House, Lincoln, NE (0-2)
49t. Mississippi Truck, Davenport, IA (0-2)
49t. Amark Industries, Livingston, NJ (0-2)
49t. Wendy’s Worth Sports, Lansing, MI (0-2)
49t. Norris Fridley Reality, Owensville, MT (0-2)
49t. Starr-Precision, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
49t. Benchmark Printers, Grand Blanc, MI (0-2)
49t. Yogi’s Sports Bar, Terre Haute, IN (0-2)
65t. Merrill’s, Corpus Christi, TX (0-2)
65t. Malarky’s Pub, Westland, MI (0-2)
65t. Frontier Inspection, Farmington, NM (0-2)

1986 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1986 held at Jacksonville, Florida on August 29-September 1.

Champion – Vernon’s, Jacksonville, Florida
Runner Up – Bigham Insulation, Pompano Beach, Florida

  • MVP – George Schnorr, Vernon’s (17-34, .500, 10 HR, 23 RBI)
  • HR Champion – Ron Ford, Vernon’s (11 HR, 27 RBI)
  • Batting Champion – Dan Marlowe, Vancouver Insurance/Al Angelo (19-25, .760, 5 RBI, 12 Runs)


P – Bill Costa, Bigham Insulation
C – Don Todd, Bigham Insulation
1B – Jeff Arnold, Bel Air Cleaners
2B – Bob McConahey, Bigham Insulation
3B – George Schnorr, Vernon’s
SS – Caleb Rabenold, Vernon’s
OF – Rick Anderson, Bigham Insulation
OF – Ron Ford, Charlie Coleman Sports Shop
OF – Vic Crews, Charlie Coleman Sports Shop
OF – Reggie Sohling, Charlie Coleman Sports Shop
UTIL – Jim Worthington, Rusty Scupper
UTIL – Richard Mummaw, Vernon’s
UTIL – Dan Marlowe, Vancouver Insurance/Al Angelo
UTIL – Mike Nye, Vernon’s


P – Terry Johnson, Charlie Coleman Sports Shop
C – Johnny Brewer, Vernon’s
1B – Ed Roth, Vernon’s
2B – Glenn George, Charlie Coleman Sports Shop
3B – Marty McCall, Charlie Coleman Sports Shop
SS – Steve Worthington, Rusty Scupper
OF – Mark Gizzi, Bigham Insulation
OF – Frank Strizeika, Bigham Insulation
OF – Merrill Simpson, Bel Air Cleaners
OF – Jackie Dean, Vernon’s
UTIL – Tom Aleway, Bottins Fitness Centers
UTIL – John Mann, Trophy Shoppe
UTIL – Denny Abila, Rusty Scupper
UTIL – Matt Stebbins, Grand Blanc Printing


P – Ron Atiyeu, Insulators of Las Vegas
C – Pat Overstreet, Trophy Shoppe
1B – George Garrison, Insulators of Las Vegas
2B – Dave Pell, Insulators of Las Vegas
3B – Danny Holder, Lighthouse
SS – Kenny Jordan, Trophy Shoppe
OF – Mark Alieto, Rusty Scupper
OF – Darek Padgett, Bobby’s
OF – Lynn Mechum, Bottins Fitness Centers
OF – Tommy Hailey, Lighthouse
UTIL – Glenn Zakany, Bigham Insulation
UTIL – Freddy Bailey, Charlie Coleman Sports Shop
UTIL – Buster Seales, Bel Air Cleaners
UTIL – Sal Ramano, County Sports Bombat


1. Vernon’s, Jacksonville, FL (8-1)
2. Bigham Insulation, Pompano Beach, FL (7-2)
3. Charlie Coleman Sports Shop, Jacksonville, FL (6-2)
4. Rusty Scupper, Belmont, CA (6-2)
5t. Bel Aire Cleaners, Theodore, AL (6-2)
5t. Grand Blanc Printing, Grand Blanc, MI (4-2)
7t. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA (4-2)
7t. Bottins Fitness Centers, Little Rock, AR (4-2)
9t. Trophy Shoppe, Lynchburg, VA (5-2)
9t. Bobby’s, Cochran, GA (4-2)
9t. Austin Capitals, Austin, TX (3-2)
9t. Insulators of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (5-2)
13t. AAA Trophies, Glendale, AZ (5-2)
13t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods Savannah, GA (5-2)
13t. Benold’s of Pleasant Valley, Austin, TX (2-2)
13t. Vancouver Insurance/Al Angelo, Vancouver, WA (4-2)
17t. Logan’s/Kohlers, Cranston, RI (2-2)
17t. D.E. Huddleston, Chillicothe, OH (2-2)
17t. D&D Drywall, Shelly, OH (4-2)
17t. FVT Trucking, Hammonton, NJ (2-2)
17t. Reviers I, Wahpeton, ND (2-2)
17t. Tangi Merchants, Independence, LA (3-2)
17t. Georgia Merchants, Bloomingdale, GA (2-2)
17t. County Sports/Bombat, Long Island, NY (2-2)
25t. J&L Floors, Williamsport, MD (3-2)
25t. Arensburg Pharmacy, Newark, OH (4-2)
25t. CC Creations, Bryan, TX (2-2)
25t. Coors KC, Kansas City, MS (2-2)
25t. ABC Driveway, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
25t. Capital Industries, Seattle, WA (2-2)
25t. Overtime, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
25t. Long Electronics, Gardendale, AL (2-2)
33t. J&S, Petersburg, IN (1-2)
33t. McGuffy’s, Dayton, OH (1-2)
33t. Goldspot, Midland, MI (1-2)
33t. Barden’s Cablevision Detroit, MI (1-2)
33t. Glidwell Construction, Biscoe, NC (1-2)
33t. Pipefitters, Chicago, IL (1-2)
33t. Iffland Lumber, Torrington, CT (1-2)
33t. Armed Forces, Washington., DC (1-2)
33t. Jerry’s, Detroit, MI (2-2)
33t. Russo/Geno’s, Columbus, OH (2-2)
33t. Paddock/JP’s Construction, New Hope, MN (1-2)
33t. Nights Inn/Metro Electric/Crusoes, Fenton, MO (1-2)
33t. T’S 13, Omaha, NE (1-2)
33t. Chaney’s, Washington, DC (1-2)
33t. Budweiser Right On, Houston, TX (1-2)
33t. Campbell Sports, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
49t. Action Athletics, Coeur D Alene, ID (0-2)
49t. Fair’s TV, Pocomoke City, MD (0-2)
49t. Miller Medical, Waterloo, IA (1-2)
49t. Ruud’s Roofing, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
49t. Property Consultants, De Soto, TX (0-2)
49t. Yogi’s Sports Bar, Terre Haute, IN (0-2)
49t. Cheyenne Coors, Cheyenne, WY (0-2)
49t. Fraley’s, Lexington., KY (0-2)
49t. Bible Speaks Stars, Lenox, MA (0-2)
49t. Olympic Village, Norman, OK (0-2)
49t. Merrells, Corpus Christi, TX (0-2)
49t. Carousel/Coors Delaeys, Missoula, MT (0-2)
49t. Bale Chevrolet, Little Rock., AR (0-2)
49t. Al’s Cold Cuts, Norristown, PA (0-2)
49t. Miller Premium, Marshfield, WI (0-2)
49t. Wendy’s Worth Sports, Lansing, MI (0-2)
65t. Budweiser San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (0-2)
65t. Pat’s Top, Narragansett, RI (0-2)
65t. Capital X-Ray, Vienna, VA (1-2)