Category: ASA Modified

1994 ASA Men’s Major Modified Pitch Nationals

1994 held at Tewksbury, Delaware on August 25-27.

Champion – C&W Tighe Club, Wilmington, Massachusetts
Runner Up – Wallen Construction, Bean Station, Tennessee

  • MVP – Peter Armanetti, C&W Tighe Club
  • Batting Champion – Chris Karlson, C&W Tighe Club
  • HR Champion – Peter Armanetti, C&W Tighe Club
  • HR Champion – John Millen, Wallen Construction
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Don Meador, C&W Tighe Club


P – Don Meador, C&W Tighe Club
P – Peter Head, D’Onofrio
P – Bill Olney, Snap-On Tools
C – Craig Curtis, Wallen Construction
1B – Jeff Deutsch, D’Onofrio
2B – Dave Comancho, C&W Tighe Club
3B – Tim Chase, D’Onofrio
SS – Bruce Addison, Snap-On Tools
OF – Peter Armanetti, C&W Tighe Club
OF – Chris Karlson, C&W Tighe Club
OF – Fray White, Wallen Construction
OF – Mike Fortin, Interstate Battery Men
DH – Ronnie Tallent, C&W Tighe Club
UTIL – Sal Martozano, D’Onofrio
UTIL – Steve Locke, Wallen Construction


P – Tim Bell, Snap-On Tools
P – Ernie Yarbrough, Wallen Construction
P – Ron Burns, Stafford Tires
C – Robert Constant, D’Onofrio
1B – Greg Seaman, Stafford Tires
2B – Dwayne Bragson, Wallen Construction
3B – John Lyons, D’Onofrio
SS – Dave Wilcox, Hafco Farms
OF – Brian Gage, Snap-On Tools
OF – Paul Belangor, Snap-On Tools
OF – Marty Ruciecki, Stafford Tires
OF – Wayne Cubbage, Wallen Construction
DH – John Millen, Wallen Construction
UTIL – Anthony Matteo, D’Onofrio
UTIL – Craig Scares, C&W Tighe Club


P – Bob Green, Wallen Construction
P – Dennis Laird, Interstate Battery Men
C – Brian Fleming, Hafco Farms
1B – Brian Chandler, Snap-On Tools
2B – Doug Shucker, Hafco Farms
3B – Tom Laresca, CBS
SS – Frank Pino, Stafford Tires
OF – Mike Brez, Stafford Tires
OF – Jeff Statson, D’Onofrio
OF – Jeff Hastings, Snap-On Tools
OF – George Cruz, Crushers/Above All Roofing
DH – John Leo, CBS
UTIL – Vince Fitzpatrick, CBS
UTIL – Pat McGuire, Stafford Tires


1. C&W Tighe Club, Wilmington, MA (7-0)
2. Wallen Construction, Bean Station, TN (9-2)
3. D’Onofrio, Brooklyn, NY (5-2)
4. Snap-On Tools, Bow, NH (9-2)
5t. Crushers/Above All Roofing, W. Islip, NY (4-2)
5t. D & S Roofing, Deer Park, NY (4-2)
7t. Hafco Farms, Canton, PA (5-2)
7t. CBS, New York City, NY (4-2)
9t. Interstate Battery Men, Worcester, MA (6-2)
9t. California Crush, Woodland Hills, CA (3-2)
9t. Stafford Tires, Port Monmouth, NJ (5-2)
9t. Hannon’s Bar, Scranton, PA (3-2)
13t. Southern Tier Maintenance, Port Crane, NY (3-2)
13t. Fleetwood Heating & Air, Chestertown, MD (4-2)
13t. Martell’, Point Pleasant, NJ (3-2)
13t. Port Huron Sharks, Marysville, MI (3-2)
17t. Beers And Judson, Towanda, PA (3-2)
17t. DAV, N. Chelmsford, MA (2-2)
17t. VFW Wheatley, Long Island, NY (3-2)
17t. Raiders, Boston, MA (3-2)
17t. New York Carolina Express, Endwell, NY (2-2)
17t. Hit & Run Sportscards, Mountville, PA (2-2)
17t. Secory Mobile Flyer’s, Port Huron, MI (3-2)
17t. VFW Tewksbury, Tewksbury, MA (2-2)
25t. Roches Garage, Calicoon, NY (3-2)
25t. Wolfe Real Estate, Wilmington, MA (2-2)
25t. Crisfield, Princess Anne, MD (2-2)
25t. Pen Rod Knights, Green Bay, WI (3-2)
25t. Atlanta A’s, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
25t. Big T&D, Chelsea, MA (3-2)
25t. Mod Squad, Neptune, NJ (2-2)
25t. Sunoco Of Concord, Concord, NH (2-2)
33t. Jack’s, Wilmington, DE (1-2)
33t. Dubliner, Lowell, MA (1-2)
33t. Hub Ticket, Boston, MA (1-2)
33t. Tedford Construction, Bellerica, MA (1-2)
33t. Harpoon Lounge, Fall River, MA (1-2)
33t. Port Huron Panthers, Marysville, MI (1-2)
33t. Washington Tap, Coventry, RI (1-2)
33t. American Sportsworld, Waterbury, CT (1-2)
33t. Parker House, Scranton, PA (1-2)
33t. Wyalusing Hotel, Monroeton, PA (1-2)
33t. Bunting Club, Tewksbury, MA (1-2)
33t. Waldo’s, Scranton, PA (2-2)
33t. Sayers Players, Lowell, MA (1-2)
33t. P.F. Markey, Saginaw, MI (1-2)
33t. Brown Brothers, Durham, NC (0-2)
33t. Seminoles, Chelsea, MA (1-2)
49t. Lindaman Stingers, Decatur, GA (1-2)
49t. NPA, E. Setanket, NY (0-2)
49t. A’s Dilorenzo Corporation, E. Boston, MA (0-2)
49t. Warriors, Chapel Hill, NC (0-2)
49t. Ryan Partnership, Saginaw, MI (1-2)
49t. Dr. Darke, Derry, NH (0-2)
49t. 18th & Louisville Texaco, Tewksbury, MA (1-2)
49t. Billy Jack’s, W. Roxbury, MA (1-2)
49t. Drinkwater Construction, Beverly, MA (0-2)
49t. Bird In Hand, Strasburg, PA (0-2)
49t. Mcginty’s, Scranton, PA (0-2)
49t. Hurricanes, Milbury, MA (0-2)
49t. Nothin’ Fancy, Gilmanton, NH (0-2)
49t. Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (0-2)
49t. Finley Catering, Bryn Mawr, PA (0-2)
49t. Formica Construction, Hatboro, PA (0-2)
65t. Wooten Chiropractic, Collierville, TN (0-2)
65t. DCS Meridian, Pompano Beach, FL (0-2)
65t. Maalox, Oreland, PA (0-2)
65t. Tri-Star, Green Bay, WI (0-2)
65t. Mickey Sports, Lawrence, MA (0-2)
65t. United Circuits, Dracut, MA (0-2)
65t. AES Braves, E. Boston, MA (0-2)
65t. TC Gators, Redford, MI (0-2)

1990 ASA Men’s Major Modified Pitch Nationals

1990 held at Spokane, Washington on August 31-September 3.

Champion – CBS, Huntington, New York
Runner Up – Amatos, North Babylon, New York

  • MVP – Luis Cruz, CBS
  • Batting Champion – John Schultz, LB Franco
  • HR Champion – N/A


P – Jerry Alleto, CBS
P – Fuzzy Buckenberger, WTB Broadway
P – Dennis Laird, Swann Insurance
C – Joe Povinelli, Lang Tobia Dipalma
1B – Michael Maucini, CBS
2B – Luis Cruz, CBS
3B – David Atanasa, Amatos
SS – Jerry Buckenberger, WTB Broadway
OF – Frank Vuozzo, CBS
OF – Tim Rypien, WTB Broadway
OF – John Butler, Maine Majestics
OF – Tim Smith, Little Ceasars
DH – Tim Chase, Amatos
UTIL – Frank Scaraglino, Amatos


P – Curtis Richardson, Little Ceasars
P – Colin Russell, Lang Tobia Dipalma
P – Barry Van Leeliwan, Amatos
C – Orlando Cruz, CBS
1B – Mike Taylor, Lang Tobia Dipalma
2B – Joe Salanitri, Lang Tobia Dipalma
3B – Jerry Lopez, CBS
SS – Billy Riley, Maine Majestics
OF – John Schutz, LB Franco
OF – Fray White, Don Swann Sales
OF – Fran Farenella, Amatos
OF – Dana Schmerer, LB Franco


1. CBS, Huntington, NY (8-0)
2. Amatos, North Babylon, NY (6-2)
3. Lang Tobia Dipalma, Islip, NH (5-2)
4. Little Ceasars, Port Huron, MI (5-2)
5t. Caribe Colts, Miami, FL (5-2)
5t. WTB Broadway, Spokane, WA (4-2)
7t. Maine Majestics, Sanford, ME (4-2)
7t. B&I Sports, Tacoma, WA (3-2)
9t. Swann Insurance, Cambridge, MD (4-2)
9t. Capco, Spokane, WA (4-2)
9t. Granite, Staten Island, NY (3-2)
9t. LB Franco, Spokane, WA (3-2)
13t. Jerry’s Coins, Spokane, WA (3-2)
13t. Don Swann Sales, Atlanta, GA (3-2)
13t. Red Hats, Chelsea, MA (3-2)
13t. Joc Shoppe, Lowell, MA (2-2)
17t. Pitchers Mound, Warwick, NY (2-2)
17t. Stafford Tires, Port Monmouth, NJ (2-2)
17t. Easy Instant Print, Saginaw, MI (1-2)
17t. 12 Hi Superettes, Delano, MN (1-2)
17t. Dr. Gray’s, Laconia, NH (1-2)
17t. Chris & John’s, Portland, OR (1-2)
17t. Westernwood, Seattle, WA (1-2)
17t. Pederson’s Fryer Farms, Seattle, WA (1-2)
25t. Canal Lumber, Staten Island, NY (1-2)
25t. Snap On Tools, Bow, NH (1-2)
25t. Hannons Bar, Scranton, PA (1-2)
25t. Bolt’s A’s, Colville, WA (0-2)
25t. Every Blooming Thing, Coeur d’Alene, ID (0-2)
25t. Wallen Construction, Bean Station, TN (0-2)
25t. Nashua Bandits, Nashua, NH (0-2)
25t. Jolly Inn, Portland, OR (0-2)
33t. Anthony’s Gym, Coeur D’Alene, ID (0-2)
33t. Zielinski’s, Scranton, PA (0-2)
33t. The Express, Eugene, OR (0-2)
33t. Produce Supply, Spokane, WA (0-2)
33t. T.C. Brewers, Binghamton, NY (0-2)
33t. Lithuanian Club, Rockford, IL (0-2)
33t. Blue Water Oil, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
33t. Flagg Construction, Tewksbury, ME (0-2)

1988 ASA Men’s (9) Major Modified Pitch Nationals

1988 held at Marietta, Georgia on September 2-5.

Champion –  Sullivan Roofing, Athens, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – Craigue & Sons, Concord, New Hampshire

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A




1. Sullivan Roofing, Athens, PA (6-0)
2. Craigue & Sons, Concord, NH (5-1)
3. WTB Broadway, Spokane, WA (4-1)
4. Cuban Jewelry, Miami, FL (4-2)
5t. Granite AC, Staten Island, NY (3-1)
5t. CBS, Huntington, NY (3-1)
7t. Tighe Club, Lowell, MA (3-1)
7t. Stafford Tires, Port Monmouth, NJ (3-1)
9t. Classic Café, Drexel Hill, PA (2-1)
9t. Hendrixson Plumbing, Maine, ME (2-1)
9t. Andy’s Diner, Bridgeville, DE (2-1)
9t. Joc Shoppe, Lawell, MA (2-1)
13t. Silver Bullets, Oceanport, NJ (2-1)
13t. Little Ceasars, Port Huron, MI (2-1)
13t. West Babylon, West Babylon, NY (2-1)
13t. Secory Flyers, Port Huron, MI (2-1)
17t. Swann Insurance, Cambridge, MD (2-1)
17t. Ballbusters, Miami, FL (2-1)
17t. Captain Johns Bandits, Nashua, NH (2-1)
17t. Bluhms, Laceyville, PA (1-1)
17t. F. G. Radiators, Plymouth, MI (2-1)
17t. Airport Chiro, Memphis, TN (1-1)
17t. B&I Sports, Graham, WA (1-1)
17t. Ark-La-Enterprise, Monroe, LA (1-1)
25t. Chelsea Tap, Winthrop, MA (1-1)
25t. Chasak, Raleigh, NC (1-1)
25t. Coastal Plumbing, Staten Island, NY (1-1)
25t. Cobras, Atlanta, GA (1-1)
25t. Brake Shop, West Monroe, LA (1-1)
25t. Callahan Warriors, Waterbury, CT (1-1)
25t. Chuck’s, Newbury Port, MA (1-1)
25t. B.P.’s, Atlanta, GA (1-1)
33t. Staten Island Furrier, Staten Island, NY (1-1)
33t. North Kingston Shell, Wyoming, RI (1-1)
33t. Red Hats, Chelsea, MA (1-1)
33t. Seattle Modified, Seattle, WA (1-1)
33t. CRM, Sangus, MA (1-1)
33t. Marta Express, Atlanta, GA (1-1)
33t. Ryanmen, Clairmont, NH (1-1)
33t. Thermasol Jet, Cantoocook, NH (1-1)
33t. L. B. Franco, Spokane, WA (1-1)
33t. Durham Speed Body, Durham, NC (1-1)
33t. Mr. V’s, Atlanta, GA (1-1)
33t. Turblaa Trucking, Hutchinson, MN (1-1)
33t. Ducky Boys, Los Angeles, CA (1-1)
33t. Knights Of Columbus, East Greenbush, NY (1-1)
33t. Don Swan, Atlanta, GA (1-1)
33t. T.C. Brewers, Binghampton, NY (1-1)
49t. J. D.’s, Atlanta, GA (0-1)
49t. Lens Crafters, Mason, OH (0-1)
49t. Piggly Wiggly, Oneonta, AL (0-1)
49t. Sports Page, Morristown, TN (0-1)
49t. Chambers Bus, East Smithfield, NY (0-1)
49t. Lindemen Ins., Atlanta, GA (0-1)
49t. Rhett Butler, Marietta, GA (0-1)
49t. Spokane Modified, Spokane, WA (0-1)
49t. Hannons Bar, Scranton, PA (0-1)
49t. Embers, Atlanta, GA (0-1)
49t. Tri Star, Greenbay, WI (0-1)
49t. Caribs, Mt. Vernon, NY (0-1)
49t. Impellizerri Pizza, Louisville, KY (0-1)
49t. Blue Room, Upper Darby, PA (0-1)
49t. C&W, Beverly, MA (0-1)

1988 ASA Women’s Major Modified Pitch Nationals

1988 held at Hutchinson, Minnesota on August 26-28.

Champion – Dennis’ Islanders, Staten Island, New York
Runner Up – Kulick’s, Keene, New Hampshire

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A


P – Patricia Costello, Dennis’ Islanders
P – Yvette Cannon, Maryland Merchants
P – Dene Lacney, Surf Club
C – Donna Spallanzani, Rams
C – Lynn Salvo, Dennis’ Islanders
1B – Annette Wing, Juris Doctorettes
2B – Char Miller, Last Chance
3B – Debbie Hjortedal, Juris Doctorettes
SS – Jennifer Albrizio, Dennis’ Islanders
OF – Deb Finnesand, Last Chance
OF – Shelia Lingenfelter, Surf Club
OF – Mary Penk, Brownton City Meats
OF – Jean Ness, Juris Doctorettes
DP – Jennifer Tinkle, Juris Doctorettes
UTIL – Kimberly Miller, Kulick’s


P – Betty Misiaszek, Kulick’s
P – Donna Boyd, Juris Doctorettes
C – Denny Ellis, Surf Club
C – Patricia Spicek, Kulick’s
C – Sue Rouse, Juris Doctorettes
1B – Lisa Schriver, Last Chance
2B – Tammy Rea, Surf Club
3B – Elaine Bohlman, Gung Ho
SS – Mary Beth Birsky, Kulick’s
OF – M.J. Williams, Juris Doctorettes
OF – Tracy Hayden, Dennis’ Islanders
OF – Ruth Ann Shirley, Rams
OF – Janet Wolkey, Juris Doctorettes
DP – Jenny Valez, Rams


P – Debbie Moscatelli, Juris Doctorettes
P – Nancy Grosz, Last Chance
C – Andrea Bussler, Brownton City Meats
C – Cheryl Baker, Billy’s Lighthouse
C – Shelley Prather, Last Chance
1B – Denise Grilli, Rams
2B – Terri Plifka, Kulick’s
3B – Lori Galles, Brownton City Meats
SS – Jeanne Helfer, Gung Ho
OF – Kim Vanderbush, Wachholz’s
OF – Cheryl Theisen, Flower Farm
OF – Amy Rannow, Brownton City Meats
OF – Margie Lanigan, Dennis’ Islanders
DP – Joanne Little, Kulick’s


1. Dennis’ Islanders, Staten Island, NY (6-0)
2. Kulick’s, Keene, NH (5-2)
3. Juris Doctorettes, Spokane, WA (7-2)
4. Surf Club, Jamestown, NY (4-2)
5t. Brownton City Meats, Brownton, MN (3-2)
5t. Last Chance, Aberdeen, SD (3-2)
7t. Rams, New York City, NY (3-2)
7t. Gung Ho, Spokane, WA (3-2)
9t. Interstate Asbestos Removal, Staten Island, NY (2-2)
9t. Wachholz’s, Ripon, WI (2-2)
9t. Pc Connection, Keene, NH (2-2)
9t. Flame Lounge, Norwood, MN (2-2)
13t. Lilac City Merchants, Spokane, WA (2-2)
13t. Billy’s Lighthouse, Long Lake, MN (1-2)
13t. Flower Farm, Montrose, MN (2-2)
13t. Balloon Express, Franklin, PA (2-2)
17t. Chester Kilmer Logging, Montrose, PA (0-2)
17t. K&M Unibody Works, Spokane, WA (1-2)
17t. Maple Lake Legion, Buffalo, MN (0-2)
17t. Larry Reid’s, Montrose, MN (0-2)
17t. Maryland Merchants, Henderson, MD (1-2)
17t. SCP Control, Minnetonka, MN (1-2)
17t. Indian Head Bank, Keene, NH (0-2)
17t. Raske’s, Cosmos, MN (0-2)
25t. Howard Lake Merchants, Howard Lake, MN (0-2)
25t. Clove Lakes Pizzeria, Staten Island, NY (0-2)
25t. Old Town Junction, Saginaw, MI (0-2)

1987 ASA Men’s (9) Major Modified Pitch Nationals

1987 held at Decatur, Alabama on September 4-7.

Champion –  WTB Broadway, Spokane, Washington
Runner Up – Karnival Sports, Long Island, New York

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A


P – Wade Liberty, WTB Broadway
P – Butch Gonzales, Karnival Sports
P – Felix Rivera, WCBS
C – Michael Egan, Cottons
C – Ray Otero, WCBS
1B – Ron McGee, Karnival Sports
2B – Ken Fitzgibbon, WCBS
3B – Keith Prosser, Roches Garage
SS – Kurt Krauth, WTB Broadway
OF – Joe Salantri, Karnival Sports
OF – Robert McNeely, Seahawks
OF – Gregg Red, WTB Broadway
OF – Danny Garcia, WCBS
DH – Barry Shook, WTB Broadway
UTIL – Dennis Garges, Sullivan Roofing


P – Gus Falcon, Seahawks
P – Terry Walker, WTB Broadway
P – Willie Rios, Karnival Sports
C – Dave Simonette, Karnival Sports
C – Bob Plew, Sullivan Roofing
1B – Mike Mancini, WCBS
2B – Don Shaffer, WTB Broadway
3B – Ron Soss, WTB Broadway
SS – Vince Fitzpatrick, WCBS
OF – Rick Henry, K & N Electric
OF – Lee Shaffer, Sullivan Roofing
OF – Mike McKay, Don Swann Sales
OF – Frank Controras, Aqua Massage
DH – Jose Bavrios, Seahawks
UTIL – Frank Albizu, Seahawks


P – Gus Falcon, Seahawks
P – Terry Walker, Granite AC
P – Willie Rios, Sullivan Roofing
C – Dave Simonette, Sullivan Roofing
C – Bob Plew, Classic Beer
1B – Mike Mancini, WTB Broadway
2B – Don Shaffer, Aqua Massage
3B – Ron Soss, Cuban Jewelry
SS – Vince Fitzpatrick, Roches Garage
OF – Rick Henry, Ryanmen
OF – Lee Shaffer, Secory Mobile Flyer’s
OF – Mike McKay, Tri Star
OF – Frank Controras, WTB Broadway
DH – Jose Bavrios, Wallen
UTIL – Frank Albizu, Little Ceasars


1. WTB Broadway, Spokane, WA (7-0)
2. Karnival Sports, Long Island, NY (6-2)
3. WCBS, Long Island, NY (9-2)
4. Sullivan Roofing, Athens, PA (8-2)
5t. Roches Garage, Calicoon, NY (4-2)
5t. Johnny’s Bench, Lowell, MA (4-2)
7t. Granite AC, New York, NY (5-2)
7t. Seahawk’s, Miami, FL (6-2)
9t. Wallen, Morristown, TN (3-2)
9t. Secory Mobile Flyer’s, Port Huron, MI (3-2)
9t. Little Ceasars, Port Huron, MI (2-2)
9t. Stafford Tires, Port Monmouth, NJ (3-2)
13t. B&I Sports, Tacoma, WA (4-2)
13t. McDowell Towing, Bridgeville, DE (3-2)
13t. Ryanmen, Springfield, VT (2-2)
13t. Tighe Club, Lowell, MA (3-2)
17t. FGS Radiator, West Land, MI (2-2)
17t. Classic Beer, Drexel Hill, PA (2-2)
17t. Torblaa Trucking, Delano, MN (3-2)
17t. Aqua Massage, Miami, FL (3-2)
17t. Cottons, Scranton, PA (2-2)
17t. Tri Star, Greenbay, WI (2-2)
17t. K&N Electric, Spokane, WA (3-2)
17t. Jerry’s Coins, Spokane, WA (2-2)
25t. La Sons, Los Angeles, CA (2-2)
25t. Prebon Money Brokers, Staten Island, NY (2-2)
25t. Twin City Sports, Monroe, LA (1-2)
25t. Cuban Jewelry, Miami, FL (2-2)
25t. Don Swann Sales, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
25t. Piggly Wiggly Kings, Oneonta, AL (2-2)
25t. Dr. Gray’s, Laconia, NH (2-2)
25t. Ramsey Furniture, Morristown, TN (1-2)
33t. Evans Plumbing, Concord, NH (1-2)
33t. La Law, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
33t. Uncle Charlie’s Tavern, Worcester, MA (1-2)
33t. Decrescente Dist. Co., Mechanicsville, NY (1-2)
33t. Allyn’s Cleaners, Waterbury, CT (1-2)
33t. Red Hat Boston, Boston, ME (1-2)
33t. T.C. Brewers, Binghampton, NY (1-2)
33t. Stacey’s Storage, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
33t. Bull Pen II, Staten Island, NY (1-2)
33t. Movie Shuttle, Miami, FL (1-2)
33t. Mr. V’s A’s, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Staten Island Furrier, New York, NY (1-2)
33t. Hafco Farms, Troy, PA (1-2)
33t. Joseph’s Food & Spirits, West Warwick, RI (0-2)
33t. SAS, Chelsea, MA (1-2)
33t. Metro Sports, Manchester, IA (1-2)
49t. Foster Roofing, Tuscaloosa, AL (0-2)
49t. Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (0-2)
49t. Arrochar Pharmacy, Staten Island, NY (0-2)
49t. Bandits, Tyngsboro, MA (0-2)
49t. Red Lion Tavern, Portland, OR (0-2)
49t. B.P.’s, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
49t. Metro Sports, Manchester, IA (0-2)
49t. Budweiser-Q.A., Centreville, MD (0-2)
49t. Durham Triangles, Durham, NC (0-2)
49t. Naples Lakers, Naples, ME (0-2)
49t. C&W, Revere, MA (0-2)
49t. Jett College, Memphis, TN (0-2)

1983 ASA Men’s (9) Major Modified Pitch Nationals

1983 held at Austin, Minnesota on October 2-5.

Champion –  Silvestri’s, Staten Island, New York
Runner Up – Stafford Tire/Guaranteed Landscaping, Port Monmouth, New Jersey

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A


P – Al White, Compuware
P – Ralph Miscione, Silvestri’s
P – Dave Brubaker, Compuware
C – Orlando Lorenzo, Seahawks
1B – Dennis Jackson, Silvestri’s
2B – Curtis Richards, Compuware
3B – Don Jordon, Roto’s
SS – John Currado, Silvestri’s
OF – Mike McKay, Don Swann
OF – Mike Ash, Stafford Tire/Guaranteed Landscaping
OF – John Marsh, Silvestri’s
OF – Gary Pavlosky, Mt. Hope Inn
DH – Dennis Gray, Action Carpentry
UTIL – Pat Zecchino, Stafford Tire/Guaranteed Landscaping


P – Guy Poupart, Seahawks
P – Joe Shannon, Stafford Tire/Guaranteed Landscaping
C – Mike Henney, Roto’s
C – Glen Van Pelt, Silvestri’s
1B – John Regan, Stafford Tire/Guaranteed Landscaping
2B – Erasmo Carmona, Mt. Hope Inn
3B – James Hunt, Action Carpentry
SS – James Lawson, Compuware
OF – Jim Moran, Stafford Tire/Guaranteed Landscaping
OF – Bob String, Custom Electronics
OF – Rich Dreher, Compuware
OF – Mark Kenney, Stafford Tire/Guaranteed Landscaping
DH – John Fulton, Don Swann
UTIL – Peter Zilony, SAS


P – Guy Poupart, SAS
P – Joe Shannon, Mt. Hope Inn
C – Mike Henney, Mt. Hope Inn
C – Glen Van Pelt, SAS
1B – John Regan, Seahawks
2B – Erasmo Carmona, Don Swann
3B – James Hunt, Hammond Lumber
SS – James Lawson, Custom Electronics
OF – Jim Moran, Compuware
OF – Bob String, Action Carpentry
OF – Rich Dreher, Ragin Cajuns
OF – Mark Kenney, SAS
DH – John Fulton, Mt. Hope Inn
UTIL – Peter Zilony, Seahawks


1. Silvestri’s, Staten Island, NY (7-0)
2. Stafford Tire/Guaranteed Landscaping, Port Monmouth, NJ (6-2)
3. Compuware, Livonia, MI (6-2)
4. Mt. Hope Inn, Boonton TWP, NJ (6-2)
5t. Roto’s, Lynn, MA (4-2)
5t. SAS, Chelsea, MA (4-2)
7t. Action Carpentry, Jaffrey, NH (5-2)
7t. Seahawks, Miami, FL (6-2)
9t. Don Swann, Decatur, GA (5-2)
9t. Custom Electronics, Unadilla, NY (3-2)
9t. Hammond Lumber, Oakland, ME (2-2)
9t. Ragin Cajuns, Monroe, LA (2-2)
13t. Lapointe Lumber, Oakland, ME (2-2)
13t. Piefer, Miami, FL (2-2)
13t. Bullpen, Staten Island, NY (3-2)
13t. Strickland’s, Towanda, PA (2-2)
17t. Miller Beer, Easton, MD (2-2)
17t. Betsy Ross Pizza, Milford, DE (1-2)
17t. Gilbert’s Remodeling, Lowell, MA (2-2)
17t. Budweiser, Spokane, WA (1-2)
17t. Stark St. Pizza, Portland, OR (2-2)
17t. Gaslight Tavern, Spokane, WA (3-2)
17t. Mariano, Coral Gables, FL (2-2)
17t. L.A. Don’s, Los Angeles, CA (2-2)
25t. Midwest Insulation, Eagan, MN (1-2)
25t. Hafco, Troy, PA (2-2)
25t. Bush Company, Anchorage, AK (1-2)
25t. Mayer Market, Watertown, MN (2-2)
25t. 7-11, Federal Way, WA (1-2)
25t. New Vienna, Dyersville, IA (1-2)
25t. Big Woods Saloon, Loretto, MN (2-2)
25t. Strohecker’s, Portland, OR (2-2)
33t. Domar’s Warriors, Waterbury, CT (0-2)
33t. Cork “N” Bottle, Sayre, PA (1-2)
33t. C.R.S. #1, Mt. Home AFB, ID (0-2)
33t. Washers, Keene, NH (1-2)
33t. Skiders Gym, Prospect, CT (1-2)
33t. Granite A.C., Staten Island, NY (0-2)
33t. Fitzpatrick Tax Service, Saginaw, MI (1-2)
33t. Sellberg’s Tavern, Battleground, WA (0-2)
33t. Hawks, Boston, MA (1-2)
33t. Hurricane Catering, Morristown, TN (0-2)
33t. Tisdale Construction, Tacoma, WA (0-2)
33t. Dewey Cheatam & Howe, Spokane, WA (0-2)
33t. Zigarelli, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
33t. Boddy Construction, Marysville, MI (0-2)
33t. S. Country Merchants, Greene, RI (0-2)
33t. Rick & Julie’s, Bancroft, WI (0-2)
49t. Kennewick Inn, Kennewick, WA (0-2)
49t. P. Funk, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
49t. Whatley’s Coffee, Memphis, TN (0-2)

1980 ASA Men’s (9) Modified Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Waterville, Maine on August 21-24.

Champion – Cadillacs, Atlanta, Georgia (72-15)
Runner Up – Silvestri’s, Staten Island, New York

A roaring crowd said to be numbering nearly 7,000 people as the Atlanta Cadillacs won the title game of the National ASA modified pitch softball tournament from Silvestri’s of Staten Island, N.Y. on Sunday night by an 11-10 count on a two out, two strike, three run home run by former New York Yankee player Big John Fulton in the last of the seventh inning. It was John’s fourth home fun of the four day tournament.

He had 41 during the regular season. One of his tourney shots was a grand slam.

  • MVP – John Fulton, Cadillacs
  • Batting Champion – Eddie Fernandez, Clinica Associacion Cubana,  – .609
  • HR Champion – John Fulton, Cadillacs – 4


P – Jake Keegan, Town & Country
P – Dan Lopez, Piefer
P – Eddie Gutierrez, Clinica Associacion Cubana
C – Glenn Van Pelt, Silvestri’s
C – Spadey Cooke, Cadillacs
1B – Gary Paulosky, Mt Hope
2B – Frank Albizu, Clinica Associacion Cubana
3B – Frank Cicero, Silvestri’s
OF – John Fulton, Cadillacs
OF – Luis Camina, Clinica Associacion Cubana
OF – Barry Poffenrouth, L.B. Franco
OF – Dan McDermott, Granite Athletic Club
UTIL – Greg Walling, Broadway National


P – Colin Roy, Comm Concrete
P – George McLendon, Silvestris
P – Rocky Parello, C&W
C – Ray Doyle, Granite Athletic Club
C – Jorge Maduro, Clinica Associacion Cubana
1B – Eddie Fernandez, Clinica Associacion Cubana
2B – Mike D’Esposito, Granite Athletic Club
3B – Bill Hamel, D’Anne
SS – John Curato, Silvestris
OF – Dennis Jackson, Silvestris
OF – Frank Montalbano, Silvestris
OF – Bill Russell, Clinica Associacion Cubana
OF – David Harvey, Cadillacs


1. Cadillacs, Atlanta, GA
2. Silvestri’s, Staten Island, NY
3. Clinica Associacion Cubana, Miami Beach, FL

1979 ASA Men’s (9) Modified Pitch Nationals

1979 held at Binghamton, New York on August 23-26.

Champion – Clinica Association Cubana, Miami Beach, Florida
Runner Up – Granite AC, Staten Island, New York

The rain-plagued Amateur Softball Association National Men’s Modified Fast-Pitch tournament should have either a paper champion or a true champion tonight.

A third straight day of rain delays ended at 3:15 o’clock this morning. Eight hours later, an agreement was reached for the two survivors – Clinica Associacion of Miami and unbeaten Granite A.C. of Staten Island– to meet tonight at 8 at First Ward Field, with a helicopter on standby for drying duty if further rain falls. Should the Miamians win, another game must follow to determine the national champion.

Last night’s drawn-out proceedings didn’t end on the field at First Ward, where in steadily heavier rain the Miamians held off Silvestri’s, another Staten Island team, to win the losers’ bracket final, 16-13.

That game began at 7 p.m. at MacArthur, but with none out in the top of the first inning and two Clinica runs home, it was held up by rain. Continuing showers forced tourney officials to give up on MacArthur and try to complete the tournament at better-draining First Ward.

When Clinica finished defeating Silvestri’s at about 1:30 a.m., it was supposed to immediately play Granite A.C. in the finals. Granite is 6-0 and defeated Clinica 19-13 in yesterday’s winners bracket final at MacArthur, Staten Island brothers Vince and Mike D’Esposito each hitting 3-run homers. But with rain pouring down, tournament chairman Carl Gaffney ruled First Ward unplayable.

After more than an hour’s debate in the Ramada Inn lobby and two wakeup phone calls to ASA Executive Director Don Porter in Oklahoma City, Gaffney informed Clinica manager-sponsor Ben Leon and Granite A.C. manager Mike Barone to call him today to find out when and where they’d play today.

Barone said all along yesterday that job and other commitments would make it impossible for his team to stay to play today. However Gaffney said this noon the New Yorkers -have told us they’ll be there ”

Barone, an attorney, cited an ASA rule to back his contention that Granite A.C. is already champion. He said since his team has the best record (6-0) and the tournament could not be completed in the scheduled time, it is the winner.

The rule reads: ” . . . tournaments shall be played in accordance with the dates on the bid accepted by the Commissioner’s Council.” Some ASA nationals have been decided in this fashion.

However, both the 1976 and ’77 teenage girls’ nationals here were completed a day late because of rain. Gaffney and his committee based their decision to play it out on another ASA rule: “In the event the tournament cannot be completed as scheduled, the tournament committee will ascertain the procedure to determine the final standings.”

The committee, which also included ASA officials Fred Schneider of Binghamton and Vince Scamardella of New York City, decided it will determine the standings by playing. If Granite didn’t show up. Clinica would regain by forfeit the title it held in 1976-77.

“I don’t want to walk away without winning a championship on the field,” said Leon, who said he out $25,000 to pay the freight for his team’s entourage of 64 (players, coaches, families).

Gaffney offered to help defray Granite A.C. travel expenses if the team wanted to return to New York City and drive back up for a title game tonight. “What would that prove?” asked Barone. “A team that’s rested all day going out to play one that’s driven to New York City and back and worked Barone’s shortstop Ray Rudolph, 74-year-old former Brewers’ minor-league infielder, has an unusual reason why he can’t stay. Rudolph must fly to Colorado Springs tomorrow morning to rejoin the U.S. team handball squad. He came straight to the softball tournament from Budapest. Hungary, where the U.S. handballers was in a tournament. Team hand-ball is similar to water polo, but played on a court in a Um

Hours earlier than the rain and off-diamond hassling, host team Endicott Trust split two games at First Ward to finish seventh in the 40-team field. ET nipped West Islip, 7-6, but then was a 9-1 victim of a 4-hitter by Silvestri pitcher Ed Pitre. Three double-plays helped ET fend off West Islip.

Jim Bennett, Elk Lake carpenter who played second base for ET, led the team in tournament hitting at .450 (9-for•20). ET’s four wins are the most ever for an area team in a modified national.

This year’s national also easily broke the Binghamton record for “rocking around the clock. ‘ Howdy Jones Construction of Little Meadows. which won three games and knocked out defending champ Marianao of Miami Beach Saturday, was eliminated itself at 5:33 a.m. yesterday. Howdy’s played the final “Saturday” game, a 12-11 loss to Oil City, Pa., that began 3:50 a.m. yesterday at First Ward.

The old wee-hours record was 3:10. A First Ward game in the ’76 Junior girls’ tournament ended then. Oil City was back on the First Ward diamond at 9:30 a.m., not surprisingly losing 5-4 to Silvestri’s. “When do the umpires ask that you turn the lights off?” was Gaffney’s ball-joking query to a bleary-eyed spectator as Oil City and Howdy’s took the field.

As is the case this summer in American League baseball, Oriole-organization blood was much for the New Yorkers when the Amateur Softball Association’s national men’s Modified Fast-Pitch Tournament finally came down to the wire late last night at First Ward Field.

Miami’s Asociacion Cabana Clinics, led by slugging tourney MVP Bill Russell— a one-time Baltimore baseball farmhand, pulled the rug from under previously un-beaten Granite Athletic Club of Staten Island, 149 and 104 to win the rain-plagued double-elimination event that began Thurs-day.

The crowd, estimated at 2,500 by local ASA commissioner Carl Gaffney despite seating for only 200, was undoubtedly the largest in First Ward softball history. No tickets were sold, because the field has no crowd control, but many would have rain-checks, anyway, from the MacArthur Field washout of Sunday night.

Granite AC had beaten the Miamians 19- 13 in the winners-bracket final earlier Sunday, and was three outs from victory in last night’s winner, on two runs in the top of the seventh, fore an intentional walk to Russell backfired and right fielder Jerome Byrd punched the winning 2-run single to right. Granite AC’s lead had been its third, the first a 4.0 top-of-the-first getaway in which towering Miami pitcher Kurtis fell heavily while trying to make a tag play near third base and suffered rib injuries that kept him out thereafter.

Centerfielder Russell’s two homers in the nightcap rout, 10-0 at one stage, gave the 31-year-old seven for the tourney, while batting .516.

On the 14-man all-tourney team, Granite AC was awarded five berths to the champions’ three, perhaps reflecting Granite manager Mike Barone ‘s contention the outcome was no true test since he was without three of his players after rain prevented the scheduled Sunday-night conclusion and he felt four others were sub-par after commuting home and back to perform their jobs yesterday. One Granite selection was first-baseman Vin D’Esposito who was 5-for-5 in last night’s opener, adding two hits in the Coral-game frustration.

Endicott Trust pitcher Bob Plew was one of the three second team pitching choices. Though modified fast-pitch play has been minimal in this area until this summer, Gaffney feels that spectators were so “taken” with competition that there’ll be a lot of recruits moving from slow pitch to modified when be organizes his 1980 leagues.

“I think it’ll boom,” he said. “It makes so many of the game more important, like ting and stealing.” Gaffney said that the tourney marked the first time in the national event’s 5-year history that the umpires have been in control as far as illegal pitches— which he’s told made a farce out of last year’s tourney in Spokane, Wash.

“From the time Ed Crane (Binghamton Central teacher who is ASA’s New York State umpire-in-chief) called some illegal pitches against the Long Island team at the very start of the tourney on Thursday, and threw their manager out for objecting, the tournament was made,” he said.

Six other Triple Cities umpires officiated last night: Dick James, Dave Van Woert, Kevin McGoff, Wally Mead, Don Soliwoda and Tom Katcher.

The infield had been covered with plastic, a precaution which foiled a mid-afternoon rain.

  • MVP – Bill Russell, Clinica Associacion Cubana
  • Batting Champion – Bill Russell, Clinica Associacion Cubana – .610
  • HR Champion – Jim Bennett, Endicott Trust – 7


1B – Vin D’Esposito, Granite A.C.
1B – Eddy Fernandez, Clinica Associacion Cubana
SS – Julio Hernandez, Clinica Associacion Cubana
3B – Julio Acosta, Clinica Associacion Cubana
OF – Robert McDaniel, Clinica Associacion Cubana
OF – Bill Russell, Clinica Associacion Cubana


P – Bob Plew, Endicott Trust


1. Clinica Associacion Cubana, Miami Beach, FL (7-1)
2. Granite A.C., Staten Island., NY (N/A)
3. Silvestri’s, Staten Island., NY (N/A)
4. Frank’s TV, Lowell, MA (N/A)
5t. Long Islanders, Babylon, NY (N/A)
5t. Quachita Sports, West Monroe, LA (N/A)
7t. Endicott Trust, Binghamton, NH (4-2)
7t. Nystrom’s, Delano, MN (N/A)
9t. Rana’s Restaurant, West Islip, NH (N/A)
9t. Ray L. Wear Manswear, Oil City, PA (N/A)
9t. R.C. Cola Wild Bunch, Claremont, NH (N/A)
9t. North Cumberland Motors, Morristown, TN (N/A)
13t. Howdy Jones Construction, Little Meadows, PA (N/A)
13t. Park Lunch, Newburyport, MA (N/A)
13t. Broadway National Bank, Bayonne, NJ (N/A)
13t. Cadillacs, Atlanta, GA (N/A)
17t. Pomerleau’s, Augusta, ME (N/A)
17t. L. B. Franco, Spokane., WA (N/A)
17t. Marianao, Miami Beach, FL (N/A)
17t. Cork “N” Bottle, Sayre., PA (N/A)
17t. King Builders, Little Meadows, PA (N/A)
17t. Platzers, Marysville, MI (N/A)
17t. Town & Country Cleaners, Waterbury, CT (N/A)
17t. Morrell’s Builders, Plymouth, MI (N/A)
25t. Roe’s Snack Bar, Easton, MD (N/A)
25t. Dubois Tire, Keene, NH (N/A)
25t. Tri-Star, Green Bay., WI (N/A)
25t. SDM Club, East Boston, MA (N/A)
25t. Sherm’s Riverside Inn, Watertown, MN (N/A)
25t. Hannons Bar, Scranton., PA (N/A)
25t. Magoo’s Tavern, Portland, OR (N/A)
25t. Blazers, King William, VA (N/A)
33t. Service Engineering, San Francisco, CA (N/A)
33t. Harrison Construction, Lubbock, TX (N/A)
33t. Blue Flames, Washington, DC (N/A)
33t. Mt. Hope Inn, Boonton TWP., NJ (N/A)
33t. Water Tank Service, Lufkin, TX (N/A)
33t. Strick’s, Spokane, WA (N/A)
33t. Coventry Lodge, Warwick, RI (N/A)
33t. McDowell Towing, Bridgeville., DE (N/A)