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Softball started in Minnesota — or did it?

While baseball has storied Cooperstown, N.Y., as its birthplace, softball’s creation began at Minneapolis Fire Station No. 19 — now a Buffalo Wild Wings on University Avenue SE. near Williams Arena.

A lieutenant with the Minneapolis Fire Department, Lewis Rober was pushing 40 and perhaps getting a little flabby. So in 1895, he devised a sporting alternative to keep himself and his fellow firefighters fit between runs.

Rober is widely considered the founding father of softball — at least the outdoor version of the game now enjoyed by 40 million people. He took the basics of baseball, shrank the field and used a cushy ball pitched underhand. With no gloves needed and less time required, the recreational version of baseball took off.

“Using a vacant lot adjacent to the firehouse, Rober laid out bases with a pitching distance of 35 feet,” according to the website of USA Softball, the sport’s national governing body in Oklahoma ( “His ball was a small sized medicine ball with the bat two inches in diameter. The game became popular overnight and other fire companies began to play.”

Rober named his first team the Kittens, so his game became known as Kitten Ball until the Minneapolis Park Board re-christened it Diamond Ball in the early 1920s. Also called “pumpkin ball” and “mush ball,” the sport wasn’t known as softball until 1926.

While baseball has storied Cooperstown, N.Y., as its birthplace, softball’s creation began at Minneapolis Fire Station No. 19 — now a Buffalo Wild Wings on University Avenue SE. near Williams Arena.

“Fire Station No. 19 is historically significant as the birthplace of a major variant of American softball known as ‘kittenball,’ ” according to the 1982 nomination that landed the firehouse on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rober was at Fire Station No. 11 (2nd Street SE.) when he devised his game before being transferred to brick firehouse No. 19 from 1896-1906 — when he printed a rule book.

“The first of its kind ever published,” a 1906 story in the Minneapolis Tribune reported, the Kitten League Guide “will prove of great value to those playing this game.” The article said Rober “has been one of the strongest supporters of the game and through his efforts the sport has gained a strong foothold in Minneapolis.”

Census records show Rober was the second son of French Canadians, born in November 1855 in Baldwinsville, N.Y. — about 100 miles northwest of Cooperstown. By 1885, he had moved to Minneapolis, and the 1900 census listed him as a widowed firefighter and father of two.

Rober remarried and died in Hennepin County on Sept. 2, 1930, at 74 — eight years before his lofty status as softball’s Minnesota creator was called into question. A math teacher at Cretin High School, then in downtown St. Paul, rather sheepishly debunked Rober’s pioneering role in the game’s early years in Minnesota.

As if the Minneapolis-St. Paul rivalry didn’t have enough dickering, check out this March 20, 1938, headline in the Sunday Minneapolis Tribune:

“Kittenball’s Origin in Minneapolis? No! Says Teacher at Cretin Who Brought Game to Twin Cities From Chicago.”

Writer Louis Greene led his story thusly: “Prepare for a rude shock, all you thousands upon thousands of diamond ball players and devotees. For that story claiming a Minneapolis fireman originated the game — which the entire nation has believed — is now shaken to its foundations.”

The story explained how teacher Lawrence Sixtus “hurled the bombshell” and stated “unequivocally” that he played an indoor version of kitten ball in Chicago schools from 1892-1894. By 1898, the math teacher said he coached a uniformed team at Cretin which played indoor games against the St. Paul Athletic Club, National Guard teams and various all-stars.

Most softball historians agree the game started indoors at a Chicago boat club in November 1887. When alumni of Yale and Harvard learned the former had won their annual football game, a Yale graduate heaved an old boxing glove at a Harvard guy — who tried to hit it back with a stick. An indoor version of softball played in a gym sprung from that moment.

Softball historians widely credit Rober with moving the game outdoors. There’s scant mention of the contributions of Cretin’s Sixtus, who was well aware of Rober’s standing as softball’s inventor in 1895.

Being a good Catholic, “Brother Lawrence has refrained from pushing himself to the fore in undignified denial,” the 1938 story said. “Even when pressed he refused to cast any aspersions on the claims to authorship on Rober’s behalf.” He “merely insisted” playing indoor softball in Chicago before 1895 and coaching a team at Cretin.

By the time Rober came out with his rule book in 1906, Brother Lawrence said 17-inch-circumference softballs were readily for sale in Chicago along with softball bats. Rober’s version of the rules called for balls 12 inches in circumference. That’s closer to the size commonly used today, although 16-inch softball remains popular in Chicago.

Whoever deserves the credit — the fireman or the math teacher — by 1936, in the midst of the Depression, nearly a half-million people were watching 10,000 players compete on 151 diamonds in Minneapolis alone.

“Diamond ball is not baseball,” Minneapolis Park Board recreation director Karl Raymond said in 1936. “It finds its basis in baseball, but it does not require the high degree of organization, nor the complete equipment that baseball requires. It is essentially a game of recreation.”

And for that, we can thank a Minneapolis fireman trying to stay fit — or a math teacher in St. Paul. Take your pick.

Softball born here

Minneapolis firefighter Lewis Rober, a pipeman on a chemical rig, is considered the father of outdoor softball — a game he devised to keep firemen fit in 1895.

Here’s a quote from Minneapolis assistant fire marshal George Wilson, looking back in 1936:

“Things were different in those days. There was a lot of vacant space around fire stations and it was no trick at all to lay out a diamond. The game itself did not require a great deal of space so the men could get plenty of exercise and enjoyment. ”

Minneapolis Park Board recreation director Karl Raymond said, in 1936, a smaller field paved the way for the sport’s popularity among women: “The longer baseline [in traditional baseball] makes the game too difficult, especially for girls, and also requires a larger area for play,” Raymond said. “Using the shorter distances, the game is much more adaptable for athletic recreation.”

2019 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2019 held at Waxahachie, Texas.

Champion: Lady SNI, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Runner Up: Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Lady SNI claimed the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship trophy with a 5-1 overall record, scoring a total of 73 runs in their six games of the tournament.

In the Championship contest, scoring came early and often for Low Bobs, with four runs being plated in the top of the first inning. Lady SNI was quick to respond, scoring three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning and cutting the Low Bobs lead to one. Four more runs were added to the board for Low Bobs, extending their lead now 8-4 in the bottom of the fourth inning. After four quiet innings from Lady SNI, a three-run seventh inning threatened the Low Bobs lead but it was not enough to earn the victory as Low Bobs took the 8-7 win, forcing the if-necessary game for a winner-take-all contest.

The Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos offense struck first in the final game of the tournament, taking an early 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning. They plated another three runs in the top of the second after a lead off double by Alysia Hively and a triple from Holly Luciano to extend their lead, 5-0.

Lady SNI answered back in the bottom of the second, stringing together four singles and cutting the Low Bobs lead down to 5-3. Always quick to respond, however, a leadoff triple by Christina Ciolek and a sacrifice fly from Sarah Carlson scored another Low Bobs run, extending their lead to 6-3 after the top of third frame.

The Lady SNI offense exploded in the bottom of the third inning, plating four runs off of five singles. A 1-2-3 inning from Low Bobs in the top of the fourth sent Lady SNI back to the plate to score four more runs, extending their lead, 11-6, after four innings of play.

After another quiet inning from Low Bobs in the top of the fifth, Lady SNI gapped four singles in the bottom of the frame, adding one run to their lead. Luciano broke the offensive silence for Low Bobs in the top of the sixth with a sacrifice fly, scoring Erin Bradley who singled earlier in the inning, making the score 12-7.

A scoreless bottom of the sixth from Lady SNI brought Low Bobs to the plate for their final chance at the trophy, but a superior defensive inning from Lady SNI secured their 12-7 victory.

Megan Miller led the Lady SNI offense, going a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate and scoring three RBI.

  • MVP – Steph Hartness, Lady SNI (15-21, .714, 12 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Katie Burdeaux, SIS/OA/Red (15-19, 8 RBI, 8 Runs) – .789
  • HR Leaders – Terri Ross, Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos (12-22, .545, 10 RBI, 11 Runs) – 2
  • HR Leaders – Christan Dowling, Smash it Sports/Derby Girls (9-13, .692, 8 RBI, 5 Runs, 1 BB) – 2
  • HR Leaders – Valisha Fincher, Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth (10-22, .455, 8 RBI, 6 Runs) – 2


P – Robin Stebbins, Lady SNI (6-15, .400, 2 RBI, 5-1 Pitching)
P – Annie Rardin, Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos (13-23, .565, 9 RBI, 7 Runs)
IF – Sarah Carlson, Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos (13-23, .565, 7 RBI, 2 Runs)
IF – Kelly Park, SIS/OA/Red (15-20, .750, 7 RBI, 11 Runs)
IF – Dani Wayt, Lady SNI (15-25, .600, 4 RBI, 8 Runs)
IF – Katie Mandigo, Lady SNI (9-17, .529, 2 RBI, 10 Runs)
IF – Terri Ross, Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos (12-22, 2 HR, 545, 10 RBI, 11 Runs)
OF – Steph Hartness, Lady SNI (15-21, .714, 12 RBI, 11 Runs)
OF – Kara Hatmaker, Lady SNI (15-25, .600, 7 RBI, 12 Runs)
OF – Tyquilla Abdoo, Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth (10-19, .526, 7 RBI, 2 Runs)
UTIL – Alysia Hively, Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos (15-24, .625, 5 RBI, 3 Runs)
UTIL – Katie Burdeaux, SIS/OA/Red (15-19, .789, 8 RBI, 8 Runs)
UTIL – Paige Shields, SIS/OA/Red (14-18, .778, 16 RBI, 9 Runs)
UTIL – Ashley Mack, Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth (11-21, .524, 5 RBI, 10 Runs)
UTIL – Laurel Pillifant, Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth (8-11, .727, 3 RBI, 3 Runs)


Jessica Moudy, Traders Reloaded (10-13, .769, 4 RBI, 2 Runs)
Brittany Martin, On Point (10-14, .714, 7 RBI, 4 Runs)
Danielle Nadeau, SIS/FAI/Miken (11-16, .688, 4 RBI, 6 Runs)
Lauren Grun, SIS/OA/Red (10-15, .667, 3 RBI, 6 Runs)
Megan Higginbotham, Xtreme/Athlon (11-17, .647, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 12 Runs)
Stefanie Call, SIS/OA/Red (12-19, .632, 18 RBI, 10 Runs)
Kristina Sheriff, SIS/OA/Red (11-18, .611, 8 RBI, 12 Runs)
Tara Salcedo, SIS/Derby Girls/Easton (7-13, .538, 3 RBI, 4 Runs)


1. Lady SNI, Altmonte Springs, FL (5-1)
2. Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos, Harrodsburg, KY (5-2)
3. Backmanteam 24/Miken/Worth, Apollo Beach, FL (4-2)
4. SIS/OA/Red, Converse, TX (3-2)
5t. Traders Reloaded, Collierville, TN (2-2)
5t. Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton, Kent, WA (2-2)
7t. Twisted Sistahs, Leominster, MA (2-2)
7t. On Point, Grimes, IA (2-2)
9t. SIS/FAI/Miken, Harmony, FL (1-2)
9t. Us Womens Armed Forces, Washington DC, MD (1-2)
9t. SIS/OA/Yellow, Manassas, VA (1-2)
9t. Xtreme/Athion, Lino Lakes, MN (1-2)
13t. Lady Mojo/F.A.I./Snc Sports, Louisa, VA (0-2)
13t. SIS/OA/Purple, Kent, WA (0-2)
13t. SIS/OA/Blue, Cicero, NY (0-2)

2019 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Champion – Lady SNI


2019 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Runner Up – Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos


2019 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Third Place – Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth

2002 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2002 ASA B held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on October 3-5.

Champion – Tailgaters/R&R, Hagerstown, Maryland (EAST)
Runner Up – Team Miken/Michelob, Caledonia, Minnesota (WEST)

2002 ASA East held at Valdosta, Georgia on September 19-22.

Champion – Tailgaters/R&R, Hagerstown, Maryland
Runner Up – Deluxe Bakery, Bellmawr, New Jersey


Pitcher – Jerome Patterson, Tailgaters/R & R Trim/Worth
Catcher – Angelo Santiago, Deluxe Bakery
First Base – Bryan Borowy, Twohig III
Second Base – Mick Byers, Tailgaters/R & R Trim/Worth
Third Base – Jeff Reynolds, Tailgaters/R & R Trim/Worth
Shortstop – Anthony DeFrancisco, Deluxe Bakery
Outfield – Walt Dodson, Wakulla Bank
Outfield – Ralph Sims, Deluxe Bakery
Outfield – Bill Bakner, Tailgaters/R & R Trim/Worth
Outfield – Brett Livingston, Tailgaters/R & R Trim/Worth
Utility – Ryan Kennedy, Randy’s Sports
Utility – Derek Dolgowicz, Twohig III
Utility – George Hodge, Deluxe Bakery
Utility – Kevin Keefer, Deluxe Bakery
Utility – Bob Cleaver, Deluxe Bakery


Pitcher – Justin Muccarielli, Lookers/Lotierzo
Catcher – Jim Nye, Frederick Chevrolet
First Base – Butch Martel, Billy’s Sports Bar
Second Base – Pat Walsh, Gator’s Saloon
Third Base – Jim Clayton, KAOS
Shortstop – Rocky Wills, Tailgaters/R & R Trim/Worth
Outfield – Mike Engler, Gator’s Saloon
Outfield – Thomas Paturzo, Lookers/Lotierzo
Outfield – Robert Fair, Frederick Chevrolet
Outfield – Kevin Breckenridge, Tailgaters/R & R Trim/Worth
Utility – Jeff Krushinski, Frederick Chevrolet
Utility – Chad Dean, Love’s Jewelers
Utility – Greg Ruth, Frederick Chevrolet
Utility – Doug Virden, Coors Light/Mizuno
Utility – Chad LaFontaine, Billy’s Sports Bar


1. Tailgaters/R&R Trim/Worth, Hagerstown, MD (6-1)
2. Deluxe Bakery, Bellmawr, NJ (9-2)
3. Frederick Chevrolet, Harrisburg, PA (4-2)
4. Randy’s Sports, Brookhaven, MS (4-2)
5t. Love’s Jewelers, Phoenix City, AL (3-2)
5t. JC Casner Equipment, Reading, PA (4-2)
7t. Twohig III, Cleveland, OH (4-2)
7t. Coors Light/Hale Storm, Mansfield, OH (5-2)
9t. American Mizuno, Mangate, FL (2-2)
9t. Spindle Tech/Pub Outback/Worth, Lawrenceburg, IN (2-2)
9t. KAOS, Palos Hills, IL (3-2)
9t. Billy’s Sports Bar, Manchester, NH (2-2)
13t. Lookers/Lotierzo, Scotch Plains, NJ (3-2)
13t. Winter Brothers, Blue Point, NY (3-2)
13t. Auto Max, Albany, GA (3-2)
13t. Gator’s Saloon, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
17t. D. J. Mizuno, Syracuse, NY (2-2)
17t. All Star Diner, Decatur, IL (1-2)
17t. County Sports, West Point, VA (2-2)
17t. Questar Capital, Topeka, IN (2-2)
17t. American Family/Mission, Roberts, WI (2-2)
17t. Throop Softball, Springfield, IL (2-2)
17t. C&D Appliance, Evansville, IN (1-2)
17t. Wakulla Bank, Crawfordville, FL (2-2)
25t. Emo Softball, York, PA (1-2)
25t. Don’s No Man’s Land, East Alton, IL (1-2)
25t. Cross River Construction, Norwalk, CT (1-2)
25t. Can Do Metals, St. Anne, IL (1-2)
25t. Trimex/Southern Rental/Exit 62, Walton, KY (1-2)
25t. Giant Glass/Nike, N. Andover, PA (1-2)
25t. Budweiser/Marshfield Merchants, Marshfield, WI (0-2)
25t. Jean Shoppe, MacKenzie, TN (1-2)
33t. Texas Roadhouse/Miken, Grayson, KY (0-2)
33t. Bounds & McPike Carpet, Bloomington, IN (0-2)
33t. Oakley Blacktop, Dayton, OH (0-2)
33t. Wells & West Samurais, Mineral Bluff, GA (0-2)
33t. Sports Coop, Wildwood, FL (0-2)
33t. Coors Light/Mizuno, Greenwood, IN (0-2)
33t. Byrns Construction, East Moline, IL (0-2)
33t. Gill’s Automotive, Manchester, NH (0-2)
33t. Lumber Kings, Valdosta, GA (0-2)
33t. River City Ready Mix/Bud Light, LaCrosse, WI (0-2)
33t. Mercersburg, Mercersburg, PA (0-2)

2002 ASA West held at McAllen, Texas on September 18-21.

Champion – Team Miken/Michelob, Caledonia, Minnesota
Runner Up – Meridian Softball, Houston, Texas


Pitcher – Mike Skelton, Team Miken/Michelob
Catcher – Kenny Seymour, Texas Merchants
First Base – Steve Hall, Meridian Softball
Second Base – Dave Feather, Meridian Softball
Third Base – Shawn Bauer, Team Miken/Michelob
Shortstop – Steve Lynn, Meridian Softball
Outfield – Randy King, Team Miken/Michelob
Outfield – Dustin Payne, Tharaldson Enterprises
Outfield – Ken McMullen, Meridian Softball
Outfield – Mike Swanson, Tharaldson Enterprises
Utility – Carlos Rosales, Diablos
Utility – Bud Weathers, Meridian Softball
Utility – Tony Hansen, Team Miken/Michelob
Utility – Mark Auguedahl, Team Miken/Michelob
Utility – Gerald Nixon, Texas Merchants


Pitcher – Bruce Neitsch, Texas Merchants
Catcher – Joel Granberg, Tharaldson Enterprises
First Base – Cory Klug, Team Miken/Michelob
Second Base – Matt Tharaldson, Tharaldson Enterprises
Third Base – Eric Peterson, Tharaldson Enterprises
Shortstop – Sergio Guerrero, Diablos
Outfield – Jerry Mahan, Texas Twins
Outfield – Mark Cerny, Meridian Softball
Outfield – Jeff Cross, Texas Merchants
Outfield – Perry Piatz, Tharaldson Enterprises
Utility – Tony Cooper, Meridian Softball
Utility – Gilbert Garcia, Texas Twins
Utility – Cesar Garza, Diablos
Utility – Tom Meuhlenkemp, Team Miken/Michelob
Utility – Shane Piatz, Tharaldson Enterprises


1. Team Miken/Michelob, Caledonia, MN (6-0)
2. Meridian Softball, Houston, TX (6-2)
3. Texas Merchants, Houston, TX (4-2)
4. Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo, ND (6-2)
5t. Texas Twins, San Antonio, TX (4-2)
5t. Diablos, McAllen, TX (3-2)
7t. Albuquerque Merchants, Albuquerque, NM (3-2)
7t. East Texas Mavericks, Lufkin, TX (3-2)
9t. Network/FOB/Jazz, Inver Grove Heights, MN (3-2)
9t. Carmen’s Congressman, Cloquet, MN (4-2)
9t. Coaches Choice/Ovsak Financial, Fargo, ND (2-2)
9t. Boxers/MGD, Faribault, MN (3-2)
13t. D&L Express, Winona, MN (2-2)
13t. Oswego Drywall/Demarini, Portland, OR (2-2)
13t. Upper Deck/Worth, Danville, IA (3-2)
13t. Fairfield Rebels, Fairfield, IA (3-2)
17t. Capital City Construction, Bismarck, ND (2-2)
17t. Boomers, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
17t. All Star Plumbing/Crossroads, Lawton, OK (1-2)
17t. J&H Wall, Inver Grove Heights, MN (1-2)
17t. Moseng’s Adjusters, Montivido, MN (1-2)
17t. Eagle Siding/Easton, Burnsville, MN (1-2)
17t. Floor Concepts, Lincoln, NE (1-2)
17t. Team Ripp, McAllen, TX (1-2)
25t. Bellrud Transport, Fargo, ND (0-2)
25t. Promotional Resources, St. Joseph, MN (0-2)
25t. Southside/HMC/Spikes, Faribault, MN (1-2)
25t. Thompson Tile/Hoehn Trucking, Owatonna, MN (0-2)
25t. Minnehaha Liquors/Worth, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
25t. Veissman Trucking, Burnsville, MN (0-2)
25t. Payne’s Sports Legends, Hugo, OK (0-2)
25t. Pearson’s/SS Design, Shakopee, MN (0-2)
33t. Warning Track Power, College Station, TX (0-2)
33t. Lawton Heat, Lawton, OK (0-2)
33t. 3 Star Construction, Browerville, MN (0-2)

2003 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2003 held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on October 3-5.

Champion – Jean Shoppe, MacKenzie, Tennessee (EAST)
Runner Up – Abbey Printing/Spurs, Buda, Texas (WEST)

2003 ASA East held at Gadsden, Alabama on September 18-21.

Champion – Jean Shoppe, MacKenzie, Tennessee
Runner Up – Ohio Sealants, Willoughby, Ohio


P – Doug Kosmerl, Ohio Sealants
C – Jeff Burnett, Jean Shoppe
1B – Bryan Borowy, Twohig III
2B – Bob Dorde, Romeo’s/Alabama Brick
3B – Steve Poff, Jean Shoppe
SS – Jim Dorsett, Jean Shoppe
OF – Charlie Taylor, Mad Beavers
OF – Heath Burns, Jean Shoppe
OF – Travis Lane, Jean Shoppe
OF – Chad LaFontaine, M & N Sport
UTIL – Hoyt Stanfield, Jean Shoppe
UTIL – Lennon Leggett, Sport Center/Worth
UTIL – AJ Shubic, Ohio Sealants
UTIL – Brooks Bryan, Sport Center/Worth
UTIL – Glen Fehr, C&C Sport


P – Mike Negray, Twohig III
C – Rick Arland, Ohio Sealants
1B – Greg Harlow, County Sports
2B – Tim Sullivan, M & N Sport
3B – Mike Ginn, Sport Center/Worth
SS – John Sbrocco, Ohio Sealants
OF – Danny Cox, Jean Shoppe
OF – Jeff Luker, Jean Shoppe
OF – Chris Gorta, Ohio Sealants
OF – David Richardson, County Sports
UTIL – Steve Horley, Ohio Sealants
UTIL – Mark Hutchenson, Romeo’s/Alabama Brick
UTIL – Jeff Drabik, Twohig III
UTIL – Brad Horley, Ohio Sealants
UTIL – Ryan Kennedy, Sport Center/Worth
UTIL – Paul Jones, Hub City Glass


1. Jean Shoppe, MacKenzie, TN (7-0)
2. Ohio Sealants, Willoughby, OH (7-2)
3. Sport Center/Worth, Grenada, MS (5-2)
4. Romeo’s/Alabama Brick, Maylene, AL (7-2)
5t. M&N Sport, Nashua, NH (5-2)
5t. Twohig III, Cleveland, OH (4-2)
7t. Benge Trucking/Full Gospel, Hamilton., OH (6-2)
7t. County Sports, West Point, VA (6-2)
9t. C&C Sport, Evansville, IN (3-2)
9t. Mad Beavers, Nashville, GA (3-2)
9t. Emo Softball, York, PA (3-2)
9t. Bond Dodgers, Annville., KY (3-2)
13t. Dr. Gremmels, Boaz., AL (2-2)
13t. Miken/MBS, Mio, MI (4-2)
13t. Avalon Screen, Muscle Shoals, AL (4-2)
13t. Red Boys, Verona, KY (3-2)
17t. Rox Star, New Castle, PA (1-2)
17t. 4-Stool, Wisconsin Rapids, WI (2-2)
17t. Oakley Trophy/Mizuno, Xenia, OH (2-2)
17t. Square News/King Investigation, Brownsville., PA (2-2)
17t. Ballyhoo Tavern/Worth, Terre Haute, IN (1-2)
17t. Lookers/Lotierzro/Showtime, Scotch Plains, NJ (2-2)
17t. Aqua Blast/Hooters/Miller Lite, Fort Wayne, IN (3-2)
17t. Budweiser, Mansfield, OH (3-2)
25t. Tiribassi, Kenosha, WI (2-2)
25t. Coors Light/Nine Mile, Decatur, IN (2-2)
25t. JR Ranch, Hudson, WI (2-2)
25t. Coors Light/Custom Siding/BWW, Mansfield, OH (2-2)
25t. All-Star Diner, Mt. Zion, IL (2-2)
25t. Avon, Indianapolis, IN (2-2)
25t. Don’s No Man’s Land, East Alton, IL (2-2)
25t. Betus.Com, Seymour, CT (2-2)
33t. Vern’s/B&B, Richmond, KY (1-2)
33t. Giant Glass, West Boxford, MA (1-2)
33t. Nationwide Insurance, Spring Run, PA (1-2)
33t. Barksdale Softball, Bossier City, LA (1-2)
33t. Team Fury, Jacksonville, FL (1-2)
33t. Randy Smith/Roland’S, Lafayette, LA (1-2)
33t. Checking/Worth, New Haven, CT (1-2)
33t. Mid-South, Buchanan, MI (1-2)
33t. 37776, Alton, IL (1-2)
33t. Mel’s Pub, Willow Grove, PA (1-2)
33t. 5th/3rd Bank, Evansville, IN (1-2)
33t. Blockbuster Video, Norwalk, CT (0-2)
33t. Buck’s Pit Shop, Willow Springs, IL (0-2)
33t. Gieco/Body Exchange, Samson, AL (1-2)
33t. All American Specialty, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
33t. Kaos, Palos Hills, IL (0-2)
49t. Ace Softball, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
49t. Warthen Fuel/ABS/TPS, Dover, DE (0-2)
49t. Blitz Softball, Lawrenceburg, IN (0-2)
49t. Lumberjack Softball, Houma, LA (0-2)
49t. Hampton Inn, Lancaster, PA (0-2)
49t. Coors Light/Champ, Sterling, IL (0-2)
49t. Century 21, Beacon Falls, CT (0-2)

2003 ASA West held at Killeen, Texas on September 18-21.

Champion – Abbey Printing/Spurs, Buda, Texas
Runner Up – Spike’s/Viessman Trucking, Faribault, Minnesota

  • MVP – Frank Ramirez, Abbey Printing/Spurs
  • Batting Champion – Frank Ramirez, Abbey Printing/Spurs
  • HR Champion – Kent Ferns, Abbey Printing/Spurs


P – Mark Lynse, Spike’s Viessman’s Trucking
C – Stan Thompson, Spike’s Viessman’s Trucking
1B – Bob Mechtel, BYC/Pearson’s
2B – Dave Knutson, Team Chuk-N-Duk
3B – Marcello Gonzales, Sporting Wood
SS – Tony Ashcraft, Abbey Printing/Spurs
OF – Wade Westphal, Spike’s Viessman’s Trucking
OF – Rob Borchardt, Abbey Printing/Spurs
OF – Shane Pauley, BYC/Pearson’s
UTIL – Dale Deming, OCP/Bud Light Weber
UTIL – Bobby Lade, BYC/Pearson’s
UTIL – Scott Sannes, Spike’s Viessman’s Trucking
UTIL – John Brown, Abbey Printing/Spurs
UTIL – Bruce Neitsch, Abbey Printing/Spurs


1. Abbey Printing/Spurs, Buda., TX (6-1)
2. Spike’s Viessman Trucking, Faribault., MN (6-2)
3. BYC/Pearson’s, Chaska., MN (4-2)
4. OCP/Bud Light Weber, Owatonna., MN (5-2)
5t. Sporting Wood, Sugarland., TX (3-2)
5t. Team Chuk-N-Duk, Sioux Falls., SD (3-2)
7t. Network FOB/Jazz, Burnsville., MN (3-2)
7t. Pete’s Inn Of Kansas City, Kansas City., MO (3-2)
9t. Rooster’s Bar & Grill, Harker Heights., TX (4-2)
9t. Capital City Construction, Bismarck., ND (3-2)
9t. Texas Merchants, Houston., TX (3-2)
9t. Albuquerque Merchants, Albuquerque., NM (3-2)
13t. Viessman/Moseng’s, Montevideo., MN (2-2)
13t. Jags Softball Club, Cedar Park., TX (2-2)
13t. TCT Softball, Faribault., MN (2-2)
13t. Smurfs, Temple., TX (2-2)
17t. Cyclones, Sheppard Air Force Base., TX (1-2)
17t. Upper Deck, Burlington., IA (1-2)
17t. Hubs, Mankato., MN (2-2)
17t. Promotional Resources, Cold Spring., MN (1-2)
17t. S&R Rebels, Waterloo., IA (1-2)
17t. Gators, Kerrville., TX (1-2)
17t. Goins Lumber, Colera., OK (1-2)
17t. Mavericks, Lufkin., TX (1-2)
25t. Bob Herron Insurance, Kalispell., MT (0-2)
25t. WTP, Bryan., TX (0-2)
25t. Team Thirsty’s, Kearney., NE (0-2)
25t. Bellerud Trucking, Fargo., ND (0-2)
25t. HIP/Bigelow, Rochester., MN (0-2)
25t. Gabbard & Company, Oklahoma City., TX (0-2)
25t. Outlaws, Killeen., TX (0-2)
25t. Yard Dawgs, Washington., IA (0-2)

2004 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2004 ASA B held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on October 3-5.

Champion – The Scene/Hit & Run, Medford, New York (EAST)
Runner Up – Warpig Softball Club, Seattle, Washington (WEST)

2004 ASA East held at Dothan, Alabama on September 23-26.

Champion – The Scene/Hit & Run, Medford, New York
Runner Up – ChecKing/Worth, New Haven, Connecticut

  • MVP – Justin Muccarelli, The Scene/Hit & Run
  • Batting Champion – Marc Mitchell, ChecKing/Worth
  • HR Champion – Marc Mitchell, ChecKing/Worth


Pitcher – Justin Muccarelli, The Scene/Hit & Run
Catcher – Craig Arcuri, The Scene/Hit & Run
Infield – Sal Ventarola, The Scene/Hit & Run
Infield – Marc Mitchell, Checking/Worth
Infield – Jack Bowker, The Scene/Hit & Run
Infield – Gary Mendello, Checking/Worth
Infield – Dan Dorsey, The Scene/Hit & Run
Outfield – Anthony Gallo, Checking/Worth
Outfield – Duke Donaldson, Jean Shoppe/Worth
Outfield – Gary McIntyre, Checking/Worth
Outfield – Tim Riley, Warthen Fuel
Utility – Anthony DeFrancesco, The Scene/Hit & Run
Utility – Joe Costanzo, Checking/Worth
Utility – Ken DeVito, The Scene/Hit & Run
Utility – Edgard Sevilla, Checking/Worth
Utility – Donald Probst, Warthen Fuel


Pitcher – Bill Honeycutt, Warthen Fuel
Catcher – Michael Dill, Warthen Fuel
Infield – Darrien Gray, Hub City Glass
Infield – John Brooks, XLT Trucking
Infield – Travis Lane, Jean Shoppe/Worth
Infield – Paul Jones, Hub City Glass
Outfield – Clarke Farrell, XLT Trucking
Outfield – Steve Moloney, XLT Trucking
Outfield – Jay Lanza, Checking/Worth
Utility – Greg Rush, Warthen Fuel
Utility – Ty Porter, Hub City Glass
Utility – Keith Berry, XLT Trucking
Utility – Travis Wooten, Hub City Glass
Utility – Craig Harris, Jean Shoppe/Worth
Utility – JD Berkenstiner, Jean Shoppe/Worth


1. The Scene/Hit & Run, Medford, NY (7-1)
2. Checking/Worth, New Haven, CT (5-2)
3. Warthen Fuel, Hartley, DE (5-2)
4. Jean Shoppe/Worth, McKenzie, TN (5-2)
5t. Hub City Glass, Elizabethtown, KY (5-2)
5t. XLT Trucking, Chester Springs, PA (3-2)
7t. Bugs Softball, Cookesville, TN (3-2)
7t. M&N Gills Auto, Manchester, NH (4-2)
9t. PCA Wireless, Greenwood, IN (1-2)
9t. Throop Softball, Worden, IL (2-2)
9t. Stepan Softball, Mosinee, WI (2-2)
9t. Bond Dodgers, Annville, KY (3-2)
13t. B&C Softball, Edmonton, KY (2-2)
13t. Twohig III, Parma, OH (2-2)
13t. Cooper Sports/Community Cab, Hamilton, OH (2-2)
13t. PYC/5 Star, Cleves, OH (1-2)
17t. HSB/Hill Topper Pub/Miken, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
17t. Diamond Corner Deli, Norwalk, CT (1-2)
17t. Aus/Miken, Jacksonville, FL (1-2)
17t. Robke/Reds Boys/Tps, Verona, KY (0-2)
17t. Oakley Blacktop/Trophy Sports, Zenia, OH (0-2)
17t. Romeo’s Sports, Fultondale, AL (0-2)
17t. Questar Capital/Forest River, Topeka, IN (0-2)
17t. Giant Glass, West Boxford, MA (0-2)
25t. Fat Daddy’s, Albany, GA (0-2)
25t. Creative Design, Palos Hills, IL (0-2)
25t. Ross Electric/Concepts, Lawrenceburg, IN (0-2)
25t. Labarons Easton, Binghamton, NY (0-2)
25t. C&M, Dothan, AL (0-2)

2004 ASA West held at McAllen, Texas on September 23-26.

Champion – Warpig Softball Club, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up – Texas Twins, San Antonio, Texas

  • Batting Champion – Paul Verver, Texas Twins
  • HR Champion – Damon Helmbold, Texas Twins


Pitcher – Erik Zimmerman, Warpig Softball Club
Catcher – Chris Welblinger, Lufkin Tornados
First Base – Geno Buck,
Second Base – Eddie Collazo, Texas Twins
Third Base – Joel Muirhead, Warpig Softball Club
Shortstop – Paul Verver, Texas Twins
Outfield – Dan Clemens, Warpig Softball Club
Outfield – Damon Helmbold, Texas Twins
Outfield – Dustin Payne, Tharaldson Enterprises
Outfield – Lance Dalbey,
Utility – Bruce Neitsch, Texas Twins
Utility – Mark Cerny, Texas Twins
Utility – Rob Borchardt, Texas Twins
Utility – Clayton DeJong, Warpig Softball Club
Utility – Jay Meyer, Warpig Softball Club


Pitcher – Chris Duda,
Catcher – Terrell Townsend, Texas Twins
First Base – Anthony Cooper, Texas Twins
Second Base – Joel White, Warpig Softball Club
Third Base – Brad Berry, Lufkin Tornados
Shortstop – Tom Bielenberg, Warpig Softball Club
Outfield – Ron Brown,
Outfield – Mike Swanson, Tharaldson Enterprises
Outfield – Jimmy Eby, Lufkin Tornados
Outfield – Phillip Valenzuela, Texas Twins
Utility – Travis Benway,
Utility – John Brown, Texas Twins
Utility – Ross Sannes, Tharaldson Enterprises
Utility – Jerry Maham, Texas Twins
Utility – Javier Rojas, Texas Twins


1. Warpig Softball Club, Seattle., WA (5-0)
2. Texas Twins, San Antonio., TX (5-2)
3. Lufkin Tornados, Lufkin., TX (2-2)
4. Sportsdiamond.Com, Rogers., MN (4-2)
5t. Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo., ND (3-2)
5t. Sandoval Trucking, Brownsville., TX (1-2)
7t. Houses Plus/Miken, Shakopee., MN (2-2)
7t. NM Transportation/MN Jazz, Bloomington., MN (1-2)
9t. Capital City Construction, Bismarck., ND (1-2)
9t. S&R Rebels, Fairfield., IA (1-2)
9t. McAllen Diablos, McAllen., TX (1-2)
9t. Naico Seabass, Sapulpa., OK (0-2)
13t. Budweiser Smurfs, Temple., TX (0-2)
13t. Pearson Auto Body/Floyds/Miken, Chaska., MN (0-2)

2005 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on October 3-5.

Champion – Jean Shoppe, Macon, Georgia (East)
Runner Up – Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear, El Monte, California (West)

2005 ASA East held at Lagoon Park in Montgomery, Alabama on September 1-4.

Champion – Jean Shoppe, Macon, Georgia
Runner Up – B&C/Miken, Edmonton, Kentucky

  • MVP – Duke Donaldson, Jean Shoppe
  • Batting Champion – Seath Butts, Spitz Seeds/TPS
  • HR Champion – Duke Donaldson, Jean Shoppe


Pitcher – Bill Honeycutt, ABS/TPS
Catcher – Mike Dill, ABS/TPS
First Base – Greg Winchester, B&C/Miken
Second Base – Travis Lane, Jean Shoppe
Third Base – Lee Daniels, Jean Shoppe
Shortstop – Jamie Nelson, Jean Shoppe
Outfield – Heath Burns, Jean Shoppe
Outfield – Adam Shoopman, B&C/Miken
Outfield – Joe Cash, Jean Shoppe
Outfield – Rodney Falls, B&C/Miken
Utility – Mike Wilson, Craig’s Bullshippers
Utility – JD Burgesteiner, Jean Shoppe
Utility – Jason Hurt, B&C/Miken
Utility – Micah Fiveash, B&C/Miken
Utility – Les Winchester, B&C/Miken


Pitcher – Chris Owens, Spitz Seeds/TPS
Catcher – Seath Butts, Spitz Seeds/TPS
First Base – Eric Thompson, Jean Shoppe
Second Base – Ray Glanden, ABS/TPS
Third Base – Chris Dedes, Craig’s Bullshippers
Shortstop – Bill White, ABS/TPS
Outfield – Tommy Bilger, Craig’s Bullshippers
Outfield – Duke Donaldson, Jean Shoppe
Outfield – George Brauer, ABS/TPS
Outfield – Wally Maybrier, B&C/Miken
Utility – Tim Wolfe, Red’s Boys/Tanel/TPS
Utility – Troy Autry, Spitz Seeds/TPS
Utility – Guy Neuschwand, B&C/Miken
Utility – Greg Ruth, Craig’s Bullshippers
Utility – Jim Perry, Red’s Boys/Tanel/TPS


1. Jean Shoppe, Macon, GA (6-0)
2. B&C/Miken, Edmonton, KY (5-2)
3. ABS/TPS, Dover, DE (7-2)
4. Craig’s Bullshippers, Chambersburg, PA (6-2)
5t. Red’s Boys/Tanel/TPS, Verona, KY (3-2)
5t. Spitz Seeds/TPS, Mt. Washington, KY (3-2)
7t. Concepts/Blitz Softball, Lawrenceburg, IN (4-2)
7t. XTL Trucking, Manahawkin, NJ (4-2)
9t. St. Claire A’s, Fairview Heights, IL (2-2)
9t. Logo Express, Commerce, GA (2-2)
9t. Coastal Masonry, Virginia Beach, VA (2-2)
9t. Giant Glass, Haverhill, MA (2-2)
13t. JL Transportation, Birmingham, AL (2-2)
13t. Can Do Metals, St. Anne, IL (2-2)
13t. Twohig III, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
13t. Mid State Trucking, Marshfield, WI (2-2)
17t. Johnny Rays, Birmingham, AL (1-2)
17t. Gills Automotive, Manchester, NH (1-2)
17t. Ohio Sealants, Mentor, OH (1-2)
17t. Players Sport Pub, Montgomery, AL (1-2)
17t. Pioneer/Alpha/TPS, Pelham, AL (1-2)
17t. Questar/Forest River/Easton, Topeka, IN (1-2)
17t. J.F. Menzia Softball, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
17t. Grand Prairie Physical Therapy Bonecrushers, Stuttgart, AR (1-2)
25t. C&C Sport, Evansville, IN (1-2)
25t. Village Inn/Select One, River Falls, WI (0-2)
25t. For Him Ministries, Enterprise, AL (0-2)
25t. Stepan Enterprises, Mosinee, WI (0-2)
25t. PCA/Drillers, Greenwood, IN (0-2)
25t. Hub City Glass, Elizabethtown, KY (0-2)
25t. Ad-Craft, Evansville, IN (0-2)
25t. Gaskin Package, Samson, AL (0-2)

2005 ASA West held at Kiest Park in Dallas, Texas on September 1-4.

Champion – Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear, El Monte, California
Runner Up – Pete’s Inn, Kansas City, Missouri


Pitcher – Thad Eagan, Pete’s Inn
Catcher – Chris Armstrong, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
First Base – Tyson Stull, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
Second Base – Shawn Creswell, Pete’s Inn
Third Base – Mike Messinger, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
Shortstop – Rene Lopez, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
Outfield – Tony Velasquez, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
Outfield – James Stout, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
Outfield – Shane Cody, Pete’s Inn
Outfield – Wade Westphal, Boomtown/Spikes
Utility – Matt Pesso, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
Utility – Mark Lamb, Pete’s Inn
Utility – John Hudson, Pete’s Inn
Utility – Ben Wheelock, Boomtown/Spikes
Utility – Geno Buck,


Pitcher – Chris Duda,
Catcher – Travis Benway,
First Base – Todd Hodapp, Boomtown/Spikes
Second Base – Victor Garcia, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
Third Base – Mike Niemczyk, Boomtown/Spikes
Shortstop – Kelly Wrangham, Capital City Construction
Outfield – Julio Salazar, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
Outfield – Chris Baldridge, Pete’s Inn
Outfield – Dan Bauman, Boomtown/Spikes
Outfield – Jason Ward, Pete’s Inn
Utility – Jeff Smith, Pete’s Inn
Utility – Chad Wolff, Boomtown/Spikes
Utility – Chad Coleman, Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear
Utility – Joey Waggoner, Texas Mavericks
Utility – Lou Petersen,


1. Sancho’s/East/Ultimate Gear, El Monte, CA (6-0)
2. Pete’s Inn, Kansas City, MO (5-2)
3. Boomtown/Spikes, Faribault, MN (6-2)
4. Sportsdiamond.Com, Delano, MN (3-2)
5t. Smash Mouth, Denison, TX (4-2)
5t. Texas Mavericks, Lufkin, TX (3-2)
7t. Capital City Construction, Bismarck, ND (3-2)
7t. Smith/Easton, San Jose, CA (4-2)
9t. R&M/S&R Metals/Waste Management/Legends, Fairfield, IA (3-2)
9t. Team Chuk-N-Duk, Sioux Falls, SD (1-2)
9t. Abbey Printing/Spurs, Austin, TX (2-2)
9t. L&F Budweiser/Texas Twins, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
13t. Columbia Heat, Columbia, MO (2-2)
13t. EAS/Pollards/Easton, Ft. Collins, CO (2-2)
13t. Tangletown Financial/Real Business Solutions/Miken, Bloomington, MN (2-2)
13t. Pearson/Lake Café/Miken, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
17t. West Oak, Enid, OK (0-2)
17t. Bully’s, Reno, NV (1-2)
17t. Tharaldson Enterprises, Devils Lake, ND (1-2)
17t. Rusty’s Electric, Lawton, OK (1-2)
17t. Rallytimesports.Com, Spokane, WA (1-2)
17t. Caltex Pacers/TPS, Tomball, TX (1-2)
17t. Cash Plus Pawn/Promed/Quick Roofing, Mansfield, TX (1-2)
17t. Team VIP, San Antonio, TX (1-2)
25t. LBSC, Lawton, OK (0-2)
25t. NLM Transportation/MN Jazz, Burnsville, MN (0-2)
25t. Pagel & Sons, Killeen, TX (0-2)
25t. Bigelow Homes, Kasson, MN (0-2)
25t. NDIH/Boston’s/Broncos, Lewisville, TX (0-2)

2006 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2006 ASA B held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on October 3-5.

Champion – The Scene, Commack, New York (EAST)
Runner Up – Columbia Heat/Hooters, Columbia, Missouri (WEST)

2006 ASA East held at Columbus, Georgia on August 31 – September 4.

Champion – The Scene, Commack, New York
Runner Up – Bertie’s/Hub City Glass, Elizabethtown, Kentucky


None Listed


1. The Scene, Commack, NY (5-1)
2. Berties/Hub City Glass, Elizabethtown, KY (5-2)
3. B2 Sports, River Falls, WI (3-2)
4. ABS/Team LTP/Easton, Hartley, DE (4-2)
5t. Logo Express, Commerce, GA (3-2)
5t. Taylor Made, Spotsylvania, VA (4-2)
7t. Craig’s Bullshippers, Chambersburg, PA (4-2)
7t. Spitz Seeds/TPS, Mt. Washington, KY (3-2)
9t. Giant Glass, North Andover, MA (2-2)
9t. Stepan Enterprises, Mosinee, WI (2-2)
9t. A&K Tile/Wessel/Grk/Blitz, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
9t. Tirabassi/Rope Club, Chicago, IL (1-2)
13t. Sports Center, Jackson, MS (1-2)
13t. Team Kitty, Homewood, AL (1-2)
13t. AMR/Big Dogs/Tailgaters, Centerville, PA (0-2)
13t. Brooks Sports, Shepherdsville, KY (1-2)
17t. Love’s, Columbus, GA (1-2)
17t. Albany Hitmen, Albany, GA (0-2)
17t. C & C Sport, Evansville, IN (0-2)
17t. Twohig III/Citigroup, Lakewood, OH (0-2)
17t. Midwest Softball, Evansville, IN (0-2)
17t. Unique Sports, Greenwood, FL (0-2)

2006 ASA West held at Topeka, Kansas on August 31 – September 4.

Champion – Columbia Heat/Hooters, Columbia, Missouri
Runner Up – Care Plus EMS, Pearland, Texas

  • Batting Champion – Bart Hakeman, WCS/LCV
  • HR Champion – Larry Cross, Care Plus EMS


Pitcher – Nolan Twehous, Columbia Heat/Hooters
Catcher – Jamey Smith, Columbia Heat/Hooters
First Base – Jimmy Heflin, WCS/LCV
Second Base – Justin Butler, H & H Impact
Third Base – Shane Milligan, H & H Impact
Shortstop – Jonathan Lenz, Care Plus EMS
Outfield – Brian Barnett, H & H Impact
Outfield – Kenneth McMullen, Care Plus EMS
Outfield – Kevin Bazat, Columbia Heat/Hooters
Outfield – Mark Darby, RFC
Utility – Nate Staats, H & H Impact
Utility – Dan Driskill, RFC
Utility – Mark Thompson, RFC
Utility – Bart Hakeman, WCS/LCV
Utility – Jimmy Torres, WCS/LCV


Pitcher – Ram Sisneros, Care Plus EMS
Catcher – Jeff Henning, RFC
First Base – Steve Hall, Care Plus EMS
Second Base – Dennis Mendoza, Care Plus EMS
Third Base – Kalin Sharkey, Columbia Heat/Hooters
Shortstop – Rob Hawkins, Columbia Heat/Hooters
Outfield – Scott Marquardt, Care Plus EMS
Outfield – Michael Holland, Columbia Heat/Hooters
Outfield – Jason Schaffer, RFC
Outfield – Brandon Beisserherz, Columbia Heat/Hooters
Utility – Heath Marks, RFC
Utility – Timo Mataalii, WCS/LCV
Utility – Jasen Bierk, Columbia Heat/Hooters
Utility – Billy Blake, Care Plus EMS
Utility – Glen Laird, Care Plus EMS


1. Columbia Heat/Hooters, Columbia, MO (6-0)
2. Care Plus EMS, Pearland, TX (7-2)
3. RFC, Derby, KS (3-2)
4. WCS/LCV, San Diego, CA (5-2)
5t. Team Elite/Craft Cochran, Cedar Falls, IA (2-2)
5t., St. Michael, MN (3-2)
7t. Spike’s/Veissman Trucking, Faribault, MN (2-2)
7t. H&H Impact, New London, IA (3-2)
9t. EAS/Pollards/Easton, Ft. Collins, CO (3-2)
9t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
9t. Tangletown/Selloxx/Person/Miken, Bloomington., MN (3-2)
9t. Diamond Dogs, Farmington, NM (1-2)
13t. Capital City Construction, Bismarck, ND (1-2)
13t. S&R/R&M Metals, Waterloo, IA (1-2)
13t. BNK Mortgage, Norman, OK (1-2)
13t. Supreme Sportswear, Bloomington, MN (2-2)
17t. Traders, Enid, OK (0-2)
17t. T&R Siders/Hausemann Construction, Lincoln, NE (1-2)
17t. Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo, ND (1-2)
17t. Mid America Lift, Independence, MO (1-2)
17t. Oklahoma Seabass, Tulsa, OK (0-2)
17t. West Oak/Sides, Weatherford, OK (1-2)
17t. Tacoma Dodge/Easton, Tacoma, WA (1-2)
17t. RTS Power Softball, LaCrosse, KS (0-2)
25t. Viessman Trucking/Chuk-N-Duk, Sioux Falls, SD (0-2)
25t. Rudy’s Red Eye Grill/MN Jazz, Burnsville, MN (0-2)

2007 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2007 ASA B held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on October 3-5.

Champion – Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken, Elizabethtown, Kentucky (EAST)
Runner Up – C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton, Boise, Idaho (WEST)

2007 ASA East held at Seminole County, Florida on August 31 – September 3.

Champion – Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Runner Up – Spitz Seeds/Mizuno, Mount Washington, Kentucky


Pitcher – Elton Cafee, Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken
Catcher – Micah Fiveash, Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken
First Base – Steve Kingsolver, Spitz Seeds/Mizuno
Second Base – Robbie Grinestaff, Spitz Seeds/Mizuno
Third Base – Jon Robertson, Spitz Seeds/Mizuno
Shortstop – Gabe Beltran, All Army
Outfield – Andy Wilson, Spitz Seeds/Mizuno
Outfield – Chad Daniels, Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken
Outfield – Dexter Avery, All Army
Outfield – Tad Stepan, Stepan Enterprises
Utility – Elmer Mason, All Army
Utility – Andre Elder, All Army
Utility – Tim Wolfe, Spitz Seeds/Mizuno
Utility – Demond Thomas, Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken
Utility – Troy Autry, Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken


1. Bertie’s/B&C/Hub City Glass/Miken, Elizabethtown, KY (6-1)
2. Spitz Seeds/Mizuno, Mt Washington, KY (4-2)
3. All Army, Ft. Benning, GA (4-2)
4. Stepan Enterprises, Mosinee, WI (3-2)
5t. One Source/DPSG, Mt. Sinai, NY (2-2)
5t. Plumbers & Pipe Fitters, Lansing, MI (2-2)
7t. Heritage Carpentry/Team Mattingly Source/DPSG, Norwalk, CT (2-2)
7t. Angle Inn/Easton, Glen Burnie, MD (2-2)
9t. Community Cab/Cooper Sports, North Bend, OH (1-2)
9t. Blitz/Watanabe/TTP/Wessel/A&K Tile/Easton, Lawrenceburg, IN (1-2)
9t. Checking/Worth, New Haven, CT (1-2)
9t. Carolina Freight/Mizuno, Ramseur, NC (1-2)
13t. Craig’s Bullshippers, Chambersburg, PA (0-2)
13t. A.J.S./Easton, Fort Myers, FL (0-2)
13t. Pops Squad, Delton, FL (0-2)

2007 ASA West held at Waxahachie, Texas on August 31 – September 3.

Champion – C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton, Boise, Idaho
Runner Up – WCS/LCV, San Diego, California

  • Batting Champion – Julio Salazar, WCS/LCV
  • HR Champion – Sam Lopez, WCS/LCV


Pitcher – Brent Newbill, C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton
Catcher – Hector Franco, WCS/LCV
First Base – Derek Peterson, SEBO/Selloxx/Miken
Second Base – Matt Pesso, WCS/LCV
Third Base – Mike Berkness, Tharaldson Enterprises
Shortstop – Rene Lopez, WCS/LCV
Outfield – Kelly Hoekstra, WCS/LCV
Outfield – John Oram, C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton
Outfield – Ryan Barabe, C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton
Outfield – Reggie Shulte, Tharaldson Enterprises
Utility – Jim Schlieman, Tharaldson Enterprises
Utility – Steve Woolf, SEBO/Selloxx/Miken
Utility – Mike Bowlin, C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton
Utility – Kerry Doan, C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton
Utility – Chuck Shimels, WCS/LCV


Pitcher – Brian Fong, C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton
Catcher – Billy Shimels, WCS/LCV
First Base – Matt Hanson, SEBO/Selloxx/Miken
Second Base – Matt Tharaldson, Tharaldson Enterprises
Third Base – Jason Madison, Tharaldson Enterprises
Shortstop – Jason Kreider, WCS/LCV
Outfield – Danny Van Daele, C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton
Outfield – Johnny Molina, C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/DSSBats/Easton
Outfield – Ray Jackson, SEBO/Selloxx/Miken
Outfield – Bart Hakeman, WCS/LCV
Utility – Brent Reick, SEBO/Selloxx/Miken
Utility – Travis Irwin, SEBO/Selloxx/Miken
Utility – Kelly Wrangham,
Utility – Derrick Plonsky, Homes Unlimited/Titan/Miken
Utility – Jeff Werner, Homes Unlimited/Titan/Miken


1. C-Town/American Funding/Red Rock/Dssbats/Easton, Boise, ID (7-1)
2. WCS/LCV, San Diego, CA (4-2)
3. Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo, ND (3-2)
4. Sebo/Selloxx/Miken, Apple Valley, MN (5-2)
5t., Albertville, MN (2-2)
5t. Homes Unlimited/Titan/Miken, Rosemount, MN (2-2)
7t. Pizzini Rios, Corpus Christi, TX (2-2)
7t. Bully’s Sports Bar, Reno, NV (2-2)
9t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (3-2)
9t. Exterminators, Anaheim, CA (2-2)
9t. TCP/Fieldhouse, New London, IA (1-2)
9t. RCM, Dallas, TX (1-2)
13t. All-Star Plumbing, Lawton, OK (1-2)
13t. Escobar, Dallas, TX (1-2)
13t. Legion Of Doom, Baxter, MN (1-2)
13t. Athletic Warehouse, Lewisville, TX (1-2)
17t. Viessman Trucking/R&D Auto, Fairbault, MN (0-2)
17t. Tilley’s Grill, Dallas, TX (0-2)
17t. West Oak, Weatherford, OK (0-2)
17t. CMS, Waxahachie, TX (0-2)
17t. Viessman Trucking, Boyd, MN (0-2)
17t. Budweiser, College Station, TX (0-2)

2009 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2009 ASA B held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on October 3-5.

Champion – Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo, North Dakota (WEST)
Runner Up – ChecKing/Worth, New Haven, Connecticut (EAST)

Tharaldson Enterprises sweeps through Men’s Class B with 3-0 Record

Tharaldson Enterprises took the Hooters Championship Series Men’s Class B National Championship trophy back to Fargo, N.D., after shutting out Checking/Worth 13-0. It marked the first time in the history of the tournament that the Western Champions have claimed the top spot in the nation.

On Friday, Tharaldson defeated Checking/Worth 18-8 in six innings then topped them again 8-7 for the advantage in the best of five series. The fourth and fifth games were not necessary for Tharaldson to take the championship, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of tournament MVP Chaun Demars. In the first game, he hit a two-RBI single to left field in the second and a two-RBI double to left center in the sixth. Demars hit a two-run homer in the first inning of Game 2 then hit two more two-run blasts, batting 6-for-8, with 10 RBI on the first day of competition.

Demars started Saturday by hitting his sixth home run of the tournament — a two run blast in the bottom of the first. After Demars was intentionally walked in the third and fourth innings, he still made an impact for Tharaldson, scoring on a Jim Schlieman (Fargo, N.D.) sacrifice fly to center field and a Schlieman three RBI double. First baseman Schlieman led Tharaldson on the day with three RBI. “It’s always nice to win but it’s a little extra special when you can lock down an MVP trophy,” said Demars (Becker, Minn.), who went 7-for-9 from the plate with 12 RBI over the three games. “Those don’t happen very often.”

But the greatest contributions to Tharaldson Enterprises may have been from someone on the bench — team sponsor Gary Tharaldson, who flew to Oklahoma City to support the team.“We did this for Gary,” Riggs said.

“I’ve been coaching Gary Tharaldson’s team for 10 years now. I’m not just saying this because he’s our sponsor but he’s the best sponsor in the nation,” Riggs said. “At this level, we get unlimited support from Gary. He’s a softball fanatic. He loves ASA Softball.”


  • Game 1 – Tharaldson Enterprises 18 ChecKing/Worth 8 (6 Inn.)
  • Game 2 – Tharaldson Enterprises 8 ChecKing/Worth 7
  • Game 3 – Tharaldson Enterprises 13 ChecKing/Worth 0

2009 ASA East held at Tupelo, Mississippi on September, 3-6.

Champion – ChecKing/Worth, New Haven, Connecticut
Runner Up – SAL-8, Sutherlin, Virginia

  • MVP – Pete Rodrigues, ChecKing/Worth
  • Batting Champion – Josh Ulrey, Thorton’s/City Circle/John Snyder/B&C/Miken
  • HR Champion – Jason Baxter, Players Warehouse/Bertie’s/Miken


C – Charlie Baumgartner, Checking/Worth
IF – Ricky Potter, Players Warehouse/Bertie’s/Miken
IF – Tyler Driskell, Logo Express/Bass Gloves
IF – Mikah Fiveash, Thortons/City Circle/John Snyder/B&C/Miken
IF – Pete Rodriguez, Checking/Worth
OF – Derek Riolo, Checking/Worth
OF – Jamie Bare, SAL-8
OF – Bobby Wolfe, SAL-8
UTIL – Josh Wiggs, All Air Force
UTIL – Jason Baxter, Players Warehouse
UTIL – Andy Urban, Logo Express/Bass Gloves
UTIL – Jason Hurt, Thortons/City Circle/John Snyder/B&C/Miken
UTIL – Richie Sexton, SAL-8
UTIL – Justin Sanders, SAL-8


1. Checking/Worth, New Haven, CT (5-0)
2. SAL-8, Sutherlin, VA, (4-2)
3. Thorton’s/City Circle/John Snyder/B&C/Miken, Camby, IN (5-2)
4. Players Warehouse/Bertie’s/Miken, Mt. Washington, KY (4-2)
5t. All Air Force, Fort Walton Beach, FL (2-2)
5t. Logo Express/Bass Gloves, Byron, GA (2-2)
7t. All Army I, Fort Benning, GA (2-2)
7t. Gas-It, Lyman, SC (2-2)
9t. Kentucky Steel Erectors, London, KY (1-2)
9t. Quinn’s, Abington, IL (1-2)
9t. Sportscenter/Worth, Jackson, MS (1-2)
9t. Thunder-N-Lightning, Mechanicsville, VA (1-2)
13t. American Carpet Cleaning, Tupelo, MS (0-2)
13t. All Army II, Fort Benning, GA (0-2)
13t. MS Chargers, Brandon, MS (0-2)
13t. MS Xplosion, Tupelo, MS (0-2)

2009 ASA West held at Lawton, Oklahoma on September, 3-7.

Champion – Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo, North Dakota
Runner Up – Viessman Trucking, Faribault, Minnesota

  • Batting Champion – Kelly Hartman, All Star Plumbing
  • HR Champion – Chad Johnson, TCP Easton
  • HR Champion – Trey Palacol, All Star Plumbing
  • HR Champion – Chaun Demars, Tharaldson Enterprises


P – Losson White, TCP Easton
C – Chaun DeMars, Tharaldson Enterprises
IF – Kelly Hartman, All Star Plumbing
IF – Ben Wheelock, Viessman Trucking
IF – Chad Johnson, TCP Easton
IF – Brent Molden, Carson’s Crusaders
OF – Trey Palacol, All Star Plumbing
OF – Jason Madsen, Tharaldson Enterprises
OF – Joe Tautges, Tharaldson Enterprises
OF – Cory Neugebauer, Viessman Trucking
UTIL – Mike Irvine, TCP Easton
UTIL – Lance Dalbey, Viessman Trucking
UTIL – Andy Handson, Tharaldson Enterprises
UTIL – Shane Leininger, Tharaldson Enterprises
UTIL – Ron Brown, Tharaldson Enterprises


1. Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo, ND (5-0)
2. Viessman, Faribault, MN (4-2)
3. TCP Easton, Burlington, IA (4-2)
4. All Star Plumbing, Lawton, OH (4-2)
5t. Wellman’s, Des Moines, IA (1-2)
5t. Carson’s Crusaders, Clive, IA (3-2)
7t. Texas Miken, Houston, TX (2-2)
7t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
9t. BBS/Miken, Bloomington, MN (0-2)
9t. Rentking Ambush, Norman, OK (1-2)
9t. SRS Broncos, Carrollton, TX (0-2)
9t. Outlaws, Altus, OK (0-2)
13t. Westoak, Woodward, OK (0-2)
13t. Lowatt, Lawton, OK (0-2)

2010 ASA Men’s B Slow Pitch Nationals

2010 ASA B held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on October 1-2.

Champion – BSM Sports, Deerfield Beach, Florida (EAST)
Runner Up – Sonny’s Softball Club, Casper, Wyoming (WEST)

BSM Sports of Deerfield Beach, Fla. Claims ASA Men’s Class B title Eastern Champions BSM Sports of Deerfield, Fla., completed a three-game sweep of Sonny’s Softball (Casper, Wy.) on Oct. 2, claiming the Men’s Class B title with a decisive 21 to 11 run-rule victory. A best-of-five series, BSM was led by Most Valuable Player pitcher Jerry Molloy (Orlando, Fla.) who tossed all three victories for the National Champions. Shortstop Randy Vollmer (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) tallied a strong offensive performance for BSM batting .733 (11-for-15) with 10 RBI and 11 runs scored.

“It feels great to be the MVP of this tournament but I couldn’t do it without all of the guys behind me. I wouldn’t be possible without them. I’m very proud of our team for the great effort that we all put into becoming National Champions,” Molloy said. “I think this is the best softball tournament in the country. I will 100-percent be back here going for another National Championship next year. I wouldn’t miss it.”

With a 2-0 series lead after Friday’s play, BSM opened the Championship Game with a combined 18 runs in the first two innings and never looked back. Sonny’s tried to chip away at the BSM lead but failed as the defense of the eventual champions prevailed for the title.

BSM’s Chad Durick (Fort Pierce, Fla.) and Steve Allen each tallied two home runs apiece and five RBI while extra hitter Randy Burnett led the way with a 4-for-4 performance. Four BSM players saw double-digit RBI totals for the weekend with Brian Millstead (Jacksonville, Fla.) leading the group with 12.

For Sonny’s, every player contributed a hit in the loss and Manny Liriano (Casper, Wy.) finished 3-for-3 with two RBI.

With the sweep, the East reclaimed the bragging rights in the Men’s Class B after Western Champs Tharaldson Enterprises (Fargo, ND) won the 2009 title.


2010 ASA East held at Tallahassee, Florida on September, 3-5.

Champion – BSM Sports, Deerfield Beach, Florida
Runner Up – OI Livingston Train Wreck, Headland, Alabama

  • MVP – Jerry Malloy, BSM Sports
  • Batting Champion – Chad Durick, BSM Sports
  • HR Champion – Chad Durick, BSM Sports


Pitcher – Jerry Malloy, BSM Sports
Outfield – Jason Gilfillan, Fowl Ball Sports/Gas It
Outfield – Kevin Jones, Fowl Ball Sports/Gas It
Outfield – Adam Tennyson, OI/Livingston Train Wreck
Outfield – Alan Ponder, OI/Livingston Train Wreck
Utility – Chris Powell, Son’s of the American Legion-Squad 8
Utility – Matt McCraw, Fowl Ball Sports/Gas It
Utility – Tommy Collier, OI/Livingston Train Wreck
Utility – Chad Durick, BSM Sports
Utility – Cy McCewen, BSM Sports
Utility – Randy Burnette, BSM Sports
Infield – Paul Cullen, Bestway
Infield – Jamie Bare, Son’s of the American Legion-Squad 8
Infield – Chad Loudon, OI/Livingston Train Wreck
Infield – Ryan Register, BSM Sports
Infield – Brian Millstead, BSM Sports


1. BSM Sports, Deerfield Beach, FL (5-0)
2. OI/Livingston Train Wreck, Headland, AL (3-2)
3. Fowl Ball Sports/Gas It, Blacksburg, SC (3-2)
4. Son’s Of The American Legion-Squad 8, Sutherlin, VA (3-2)
5t. Air Force, Fort Walton, FL (2-2)
5t. Bestway, Fayetteville, GA (2-2)
7t. Bestrans Softball, Bear, DE (2-2)
7t. Magic/TYJA Sports, Plymouth, MA (1-2)
9t. All Army I, Fort Benning., GA (1-2)
9t. Deluxe Bakery, Mt. Laurel, NJ (1-2)
9t. All Army II, Fort Benning., GA (1-2)
9t. Manhattan Beer, Harrison, NY (0-2)
13t. Berties/Hub City Glass, Elizabethtown., KY (0-2)
13t. B&C/Miken, Edmonton., KY (0-2)

2010 ASA West held at Dallas, Texas on September, 3-5.

Champion – Sonny’s Softball Club, Casper, Wyoming
Runner Up – Viessman/Promolink, Faribault, Minnesota

  • MVP – Alexis Ramirez, Sonny’s Softball Club
  • Batting Champion – Ron Fields, PIPAC/R&M/S&R Metals/Easton
  • HR Champion – Nate Staats, PIPAC/R&M/S&R Metals/Easton


Pitcher – Carl Blank, Sonny’s Softball Club
Outfield – Ken Fry, Viessman/Promolink
Outfield – Cory Neugebauer, Viessman/Promolink
Outfield – Jeremy Davis, Sonny’s Softball Club
Outfield – Manny Liriano, Sonny’s Softball Club
Utility – Ryan Plonsky, Viessman/Promolink
Utility – Brent Reick, Viessman/Promolink
Utility – Jason Gogoloski, Sonny’s Softball Club
Utility – Nick Robertson, Sonny’s Softball Club
Utility – Tony Peters, Sonny’s Softball Club
Infield – Lance Dalby, Viessman/Promolink
Infield – Ignacio Mata, Viessman/Promolink
Infield – Wade Westphal, Viessman/Promolink
Infield – Alexis Ramirez, Sonny’s Softball Club
Infield – Mario Granados, Sonny’s Softball Club


Pitcher – Mike Irvine, BBS/Budweiser/Pearson/Custom Apparel/Miken
Outfield – Andy Kreidermacher, BBS/Budweiser/Pearson/Custom Apparel/Miken
Outfield – Thomas Muehlenkamp, BBS/Budweiser/Pearson/Custom Apparel/Miken
Outfield – Mike Irvine, PIPAC/R&M/S&R Metals/Easton
Outfield – Brian Zirkie, PIPAC/R&M/S&R Metals/Easton
Utility – Brent Newbill, KTI/Cartel/DeMarini
Utility – Shawn Thielbar, BBS/Budweiser/Pearson/Custom Apparel/Miken
Utility – Steve Schultz, BBS/Budweiser/Pearson/Custom Apparel/Miken
Utility – Ron Fields, PIPAC/R&M/S&R Metals/Easton
Utility – Nate Staats, PIPAC/R&M/S&R Metals/Easton
Infield – Kelly Hartman, All Star Plumbing
Infield – Tre Palacol, All Star Plumbing
Infield – Chad Johnson, PIPAC/R&M/S&R Metals/Easton
Infield – Kyle Sanchez, All Star Plumbing
Infield – James Heflin, PIPAC/R&M/S&R Metals/Easton


1. Sonny’s Softball Club, Casper, WY (6-1)
2. Viessman/Promolink, Faribault, MN (3-2)
3. PIPAC/R&M/S&R Metals/Easton, Burlington, IA (5-2)
4. BBS/Jonny’s Saloon, Rochester, MI (4-2)
5t. All Star Plumbing, Lawton., OH (2-2)
5t. KTI/Cartel/Demarini, Seattle, WA (2-2)
7t. Solberg’s/Jersey’s, Cedar Rapids, IA (1-2)
7t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
9t. BBS/Budweiser/Pearson/CA/Miken, Bloomington, MN (0-2)
9t. Ft. Sill Canonneers D#2, Lawton, OK (0-2)
9t. Front Row Sports, Beaumont, TX (0-2)
9t. MN Jazz/Carbones/Lucky 13’s, Burnsville, MN (0-2)
13t. Texas Regulators, Garland, TX (0-2)