Category: ASA

2015 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2015 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion: All Armed Forces, Sam Houston, Texas
Runner Up: Derby Girls, Kent, Washington


A 10-run explosion in the second inning helped land the U.S. Armed Forces the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National title.  In a 16-6 win (five innings) over Derby Girls/Combat/Softball.com, each member of the Armed Forces recorded a hit as the team totaled for 18 hits during their offensive fueled victory in Sunday’s Championship Game.  The Armed Forces finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record while hitting .573 as a team.

The Armed Forces struck big in the second inning, plating 10 runs in the second on a three triples, two singles and a sac fly.  Tournament MVP April Ortenzo was red hot for the Armed Forces, racking up three RBI on two hits for the Armed Forces. She doubled in the first inning and tripled in the third inning.

Derby Girls looked to mount a comeback in the third inning as three runs would cross the plate, but the Armed Forces would tack on another five runs in the bottom half of the frame to extend their lead.  Down to their final at-bat, Derby Girls loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the fifth, but the Armed Forces defense held strong to get a double play before a groundout to the third baseman brought the game to a close.

Derby Girls earned a spot in the Championship Game after defeating the Askarben Skers 15-4 (six innings) earlier in the day.


  • MVP – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces (8-10, .800, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 10 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces – .800
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (7-13, .538, 5 Walks, .667 OB%, 13 RBI, 8 Runs) – 3

2015 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Krystal Cavette, All Armed Forces (3-9, .333, 4 RBI, 3 Runs, 3-0 Pitching)
IF – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces (8-10, .800, 10 RBI, 9 Runs)
IF – Kami Marrott, Derby Girls/Combat (8-15, .533, 5 RBI, 9 Runs)
IF – Marjorie Mills, All Armed Forces (6-10, .600 7 RBI, 4 Runs)
IF – Erika Citron, All Armed Forces (6-10, 600, 3 RBI, 3 Runs)
IF – Victoria Pzsyk, All Armed Forces (5-7, .714, 3 RBI, 3 Runs)
OF – Stefanie Watt, Derby Girls/Combat (9-13, .692, 10 RBI, 8 Runs)
OF – Miranda Sanderson, All Armed Forces (6-9, .667, 3 RBI, 9 Runs)
OF – Holly Leiter, Derby Girls/Combat (8-12, .667, 6 RBI, 9 Runs)
OF – Teresa Herring, All Armed Forces (4-8, .500, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
UTIL – Tara Salcedo, Derby Girls/Combat (10-15, .667, 7 RBI, 4 Runs)
UTIL – Abby Beach, Askarben Skers (9-14, .643, 6 RBI, 5 Runs)
UTIL – Bri Benesh, Derby Girls/Combat (8-13, .615, 3 RBI, 9 Runs)
UTIL – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Combat (7-13, .538, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 8 Runs, 5 Walks, .667 OB%)
UTIL – Ashley Tarver, Lady MVP (9-14, .643, 10 RBI, 7 Runs)


OTHERS

Kristen McGirt, Lady MVP (11-15, .733, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
Amber Tiedeman, Askarben Skers (11-18, .611, 6 RBI, 7 Runs)
Rebecca Bomberger, Askarben Skers (11-18, .611, 5 RBI, 8 Runs)
Ally Burt, Askarben Skers (7-13, .538, HR, 5 RBI, 7 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. All Armed Forces, Sam Houston, TX (3-0)
2. Derby Girls, Kent, WA (3-2)
3. Askarben Skers, Lincoln, NE (4-2)
4. Lady MVP, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2)
5t. Toxic Swirl, Duncan, OK (0-3)
5t. Wolfpack, Enid, OK (0-3)

NOTES: The tournament format was a three game guarantee bracket.

2014 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2014 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 26-28.


Champion – Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – Sonny’s, Casper, Wyoming


In a rematch of last year’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship Game the result remained the same as Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton kept a hold on the title. Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton’s Brian Wegman forced the “if” game with a 2-run  walk off homer after a single by Bryson Baker to secure the 21-20 win over Sonny’s in the first Championship Game, and his team came alive at the plate to claim the title in the final Championship game with a 39-16 (five inning) run-rule victory.

An outstanding effort by Travis Clark of Long Haul, racking up 8 RBI on 4 hits, including 2 HR. Brian Wegman, Bryson Baker, Scott Kirby, Stephen Lloyd and Mike Umscheid all hit 2 homers the champs. For Sonny’s, Bubba Mack went 3-4 with 2 HR and 3 RBI. The Long Haul/H. Auto Easton bats came to life in the first inning, scoring 21 runs off 9 home runs. Their hitters combined for 37 hits, 35 RBI and 36 runs scored, while Sonny’s combined for 20 hits, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored.

For his efforts at the plate, Brian Wegman took home the tournament MVP award and Batting Champion titles (.800), while Sonny’s Bubba Mack and Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton’s Dale Brungardt and Brian Wegman shared the Home Run title with 6.


  • MVP – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
  • HR Leaders – Dale Brundardt, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton  – 6
  • HR Leaders – Ronald “Bubba” Mack, Sonny’s – 6
  • HR Leaders – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton – 6
  • Batting Leader – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton  – .800

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

P – Travis Clark, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton (6-13, .462, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 7 Runs)
IF – Bryson Baker, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton (12-17, .706, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 12 Runs)
IF – Ronald “Bubba” Mack, Sonny’s (11-15, .733, 6 HR, 9 RBI, 12 Runs)
IF – Dale Brungardt, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton (11-16, .688, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 9 Runs)
IF – Dan Bean, Sonnys (5-8, .625, 3 RBI, 2 Runs)
IF – Steven Lloyd, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton (9-15, .600, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 8 Runs)
OF – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton (12-15, .800, 6 HR, 9 RBI, 10 Runs)
OF – Brian Zirkle, Rip City/Demarini (3-5, .600, 2 Runs)
OF – Chris Terry, Sonny’s (7-14, .500, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 7 Runs)
OF – Scott Kirby, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton (10-15, .667, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7 Runs)
OF – Nick Price, Sonny’s (6-14, .429, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 7 Runs)
UTIL – Kevin Filby, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton (11-14, .786, 5 RBI, 6 Runs)
UTIL – Mike Umscheid, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton
UTIL – Brian Lipman, Sonnys (7-16, .438, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 6 Runs)
UTIL – Sam Christenson, Sonny’s (7-12, .583, 6 RBI, 8 Runs)
UTIL – Jeremy Davis, Sonny’s (7-12, 583, 4 RBI, 5 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY (3-1)
2. Sonny’s, Casper, WY (2-2)
3. Rip City/Demarini, Davenport, IA (0-2)


2014 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2014 held at Edmund, Oklahoma on September 26-28.


Champion – Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Runner Up – 4 The Fallen/Miken/Evo 9X, Anthem, Arizona


An outstanding effort by Neil Haglund lifted the Compound Athletics/Bubbas to a 39-18 win in four innings over Four the Fallen/Miken/Evo 9X in the ASA Class-A National Championship game. Haglund was unstoppable at the plate, going 5-for-5 in the game (and 21-33 on the weekend). Denny Crine led the way for 4 the Fallen/Miken/Evo 9x with a flawless 3-3 performance. 37 runs in the first three innings helped Compound Athletics/Bubbas seal the victory in the “if” game . Compound Athletics’ Brad Reckart was the tournament MVP. Nick Santana won the batting title with a 21-23 performance (.913) and Denny Crine of 4 the Fallen won the HR award with 11.


  • MVP – Brad Reckart, Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton (21-29, .724, 2 HR, 11 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Denny Crine, 4 The Fallen/Miken/EVO 9X (25-32, .781, 26 RBI) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Nick Santana, All American Athletics (21-23, 5 HR, 15 RBI) – .913

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Pitcher – Travis Clark, Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton (22-34, .647, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 25 Runs)
  • Infield – Orlando Castillo, Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton (23-30, .767, 7 HR, 19 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • Infield – Dennis Rulli, Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton (20-32, .625, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 15 Runs)
  • Infield – Mike Umscheid, Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton (21-33, .636, 8 HR, 4 RBI, 15 Runs)
  • Infield – Nick Utley, 4 The Fallen/Miken/EVO 9X (14-27, .519, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • Infield – Mitch Johnson, All American Athletics (17-23, .739, 7 HR, 20 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Neil Haglund, Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton (21-33, .636, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 15 Runs)
  • Outfield – Cory Large, 4 The Fallen/Miken/EVO 9X (26-35, .743, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 22 Runs)
  • Outfield – Nick Sansone, 4 The Fallen/Miken/EVO 9X (21-33, .636, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 18 Runs)
  • Outfield – Nick Santana, All American Athletics (21-23, .885, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 18 Runs)
  • Utility – Brett Helmer, Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton (24-30, 9 HR, 35 RBI, 14 Runs,
  • Utility – Denny Crine, 4 The Fallen/Miken/EVO 9X (25-32, .781, 11 HR, 26 RBI, 18 Runs)
  • Utility – Kevin Filby, 4 The Fallen/Miken/EVO 9X (20-30, .667, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 18 Runs)
  • Utility – Dale Brungardt, All American Athletics (18-25, .720, 8 HR, 22 RBI, 17 Runs)
  • Utility – Kyle Pearson (LA), Delta/Front Row Sports (21-24, .875, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 21 Runs)
  • Utility – Chris Potts, Delta/Front Row Sports (16-22, .727, 8 HR, 25 RBI, 14 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Compound Athletics/Bubba’s/ASP/Easton Lake Geneva, WI (5-1)
2. 4 The Fallen/Miken/Evo 9X Anthem, AZ (5-2)
3. All American Athletics Clackamas, OR (3-2)
4. Delta/Front Row Sports Beaumont, TX (3-2)
5t. Sonny’s Casper, WY (1-2)
5t. Heartland Investors Mandan, ND (2-2)
7t. All Armed Forces Washington, DC (1-2)
7t. Red’s Astros/Louisville Slugger Indianpolis, IN (1-2)
9t. Rip City/Demarini Davenport, IA (1-2)
9t. SW OK/One Nation Altus, OK (1-2)
9t. Baugh Ford/Klutch/Easton Burlington, IA (0-2)
9t. T’s 13/Demarini Omaha, NE (0-2)


OTHERS

LC Watson, Front Row Seats (13-19, .684, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 7 Runs)
Colby Hughes, 4theFallen (19-28, .679, 7 HR, 17 RBI, 19 Runs)
Clayton Shaw, 4theFallen (20-30, .667, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 16 Runs)
Michael Stephany, Compound Athletics/Bubbas (18-28, .643, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 17 Runs)
Jeremy Yates, Front Row Seats (14-21, .667, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 15 Runs)

2014 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2014 held at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on August 29-September 1.


Champion – Press Box Blue Sox, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Runner Up – Wouters Front/Assured Recover Repo Men, Green Bay, Wisconsin


  • MVP – Jordan DeBoer, Press Box Blue Sox
  • Batting Champion – Jordan DeBoer, Press Box Blue Sox
  • HR Champion – Julian Alvarez, Sharks

2014 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Sean McCauley, Press Box Blue Sox
P – Art Adams, Wouters Front/Assured Recovery Repo Men
P – Tom Cashman, JA Jubb
C – Eddie Yax, Hurricanes
IF – Braden Hunkins, Wouters Front/Assured Recovery Repo Men
IF – Tom Colary, Hurricanes
IF – Mitch Beau, Press Box Blue Sox
IF – Javier Colon, Sharks
OF – Joe Parrot, JA Jubb
OF – Jordan DeBoer, Press Box Blue Sox
OF – Nate Craigue, Legends
OF – Julian Alvarez, Sharks
UTIL – Josue Feliciano, Sharks
UTIL – Elvis Martinez, Sharks
UTIL – Matt Trimberger, Press Box Bulldogs


2014 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Victor Troncoso, Sharks
P – Ray Randall, Hurricanes
P – Pat McClinton, Hurricanes
C – Paul Heinkel, Press Box Blue Sox
IF – Luke Eman, Legends
IF – Doran Rojas, Sharks
IF – Joseph Rocha, Hurricanes
IF – Jon Rupno, Wouters Front/Assured Recovery Repo Men
OF – Tim Snow, Press Box Blue Sox
OF – Willie Rojas, Sharks
OF – Scott Hyland, JA Jubb
OF – Wes Mleziva, PDP
UTIL – Mike Selig, JA Jubb
UTIL – Jim Corbett, Wouters Front/Assured Recovery Repo Men
UTIL – Nate Pulda, Press Box Prisoners
UTIL – Tom Lambert, JA Jubb


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Press Box Blue Sox, Fond du Lac, WI (5-0)
2. Wouters Front/Assured Recovery Repo Men, Green Bay, WI (5-2)
3. Ja Jubb, Swanzey, NH (3-2)
4. Sharks, Boston, MA (4-2)
5t. Hurricanes, Port Huron, MI (5-2)
5t. Legends, Cambridge, MA (4-2)
7t. PDP, Green Bay, WI (3-2)
7t. Dempsey & Baxter, Erie, PA (3-2)
9t. G2-D2, Green Bay, WI (3-2)
9t. Press Box Prisoners, Fond du Lac, WI (2-2)
9t. Press Box Bulldogs, Fond du Lac, WI (1-2)
9t. Marysville Goodyear Alexanders Stallions, Port Huron, MI (1-2)
13t. Fat Boys, St. Cloud, WI (2-2)
13t. White Eagle’s Braves, Oneida, WI (1-2)
13t. Old Crow Bar, Sobieski, WI (1-2)
13t. TTI, Eden, WI (1-2)
17t. Wolves, Saginaw, MI (1-2)
17t. Jets Pizza, Bay City, MI (1-2)
17t. Jack’s Team Sports, Fond du Lac, WI (0-2)
17t. Halfway House, Eldorado, WI (0-2)
17t. Granite Inn/CJ’s Sports Bar, Redgranite, WI (0-2)
17t. Secory Flyers, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
17t. Port Huron Koa, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
17t. Team Stats, Saginaw, MI (0-2)

2014 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2014 held at South Bend, Indiana on July 31-August 4.


Champion – Hill United Chiefs, Machias, New York
Runner Up – NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York (33-10)


NY Gremlins behind pitcher Andrew Kirkpatrick eliminated the Kitchener Hallman Twins 7-4 in the loser’s bracket finals to advance to the championship against the defending champs, Hill United Chiefs.  The Chiefs behind the pitching of Adam Folkard defeated the Gremlins 7-4 to win the ASA title for the second  straight year. Despite Bryan Abrey and Wayne Laulu hitting HR for the Gremlins. The Chiefs got to Losing Pitcher Dean Holoien as Jason Hill and James Todhunter hit home runs and Steve Mullaley was (2-2) with a walk. For the Chiefs, Jason Hill (2 HR),  Jeff Ellsworth (Grand Slam) and Craig Crawford also hit big HRs for the Chiefs in the tournament.


  • MVP – Steve Mullaley, Hill United Chiefs
  • Batting Leader – Steve Mullaley, Hill United Chiefs (7-10) – .700
  • HR Leader – Brian Banner, Hallman Twins – 4
  • HR Leader – Fernando Petric, Circle Tap – 4
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

P – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs (4-0, 27 IP, 40 Ks, 1 shutout, won championship game 7-4)
P – Andrew Kirkpatrick, NY Gremlins (3-1, 1 Shutout, 26 IP, 28 K)
P – Juan Potolocchio, Circle Tap Dukes (3-0)
C – Bruno Motroni, Circle Tap Dukes
IF – Steve Mullaley, Hill United Chiefs (7-10, .700, HR, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 7 RBI and went 2 for 2 in the championship game)
IF – Shea Bryant, Emerson Aces
IF – Chase Turner, The Bar Buzz
IF – Nick Shailes, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Fernando Petric, Circle Tap Dukes
OF – Francisco Lombardo, Emerson Aces
OF – Jeffrey Goolagong, NY Gremlins (.313, HR, 8 RBI)
OF – Jeff Ellsworth, Hill United Chiefs
UTIL – Bryan Avery, NY Gremlins (6-14, .429, HR, 2 RBI)
UTIL – Chris Miljavac, Circle Tap Dukes
UTIL – Donny Hale, Pennsylvania Power

SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

P – Josh Johnson, The Bar Buzz
P – Tony Mancha, Swashbucklers
P – Kyle Crawford, Emerson Aces
C – Brian Banner, Twins
IF – Jerome Reamaki, Twins
IF – Derrick Zechman, Pennsylvania Power
IF – Travis Wilson, NY Gremlins
IF – Rhys Casley, NY Gremlins (.333, 2 HR)
OF – Manuez GoDoy, Pennsylvania Power
OF – Freddy Terkelsen, Twins
OF – Mathieu Roy, NY Gremlins (3 HR)
OF – Justin Krenzke, Emerson Aces
UTIL – Erick Urbaneja, Circle Tap Dukes
UTIL – James Ted Hunter, Hill United Chiefs
UTIL – Eddie Kettlehut, Pennsylvania Power


OTHERS

Dean Holoien, NY Gremlins went 1-1, 8 IP, 16 K.
Blair Ezekiel, NY Gremlins (.333, HR)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Hill United Chiefs, Machias, NY (4-0)
2. NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (4-2)
3. Twins, Topeka, KS (4-2)
4. Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark, WI (3-2)
5t. Emerson Aces, Sanford, MI (3-2)
5t. Pennsylvania Power, Harrisburg, PA (2-2)
7t. Swashbucklers, Staten Island, NY (2-2)
7t. Kegel Black Knights, Moorhead, MN (2-2)
9t. The Bar Buzz, Bakersfield, CA (2-2)
9t. Bloomington Stix, Bloomington., IL (2-3)
9t. Capitals, Westerville, OH (1-2)
9t. Topeka Toros, Topeka, KS (1-2)
13t. Great Lakes Mariners, Marshall, MI (1-3)
13t. Bandits, Pueblo., CO (0-3)
13t. Twin City Gray Sox, Sawyer, MI (0-3)


NOTES

The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

2014 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2014 held at Edmond, Oklahoma.


Champion: Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up: All Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.


The Derby Girls beat Armed Forces 9-6 in winners bracket Finals, then the Armed Forces came back and beat Derby Girls 16-13 forcing the IF game. Derby Girls scored 11 runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings to finish off a 16-6 run rule victory to defeat Armed Forces in the Championship Game. Kim Pierce (10-16, .625, 10 Runs) and Tara Salcedo both went 4-5 (including 3 Doubles) in the game to lead the Derby Girls. Megan Marie (10-16, .625, 9 RBI, 6 Runs) and Amy Doerflinger (7-12, .583, 9 RBI) combined for 6 hits and 9 RBIs in the win. Christan Dowling of the Derby Girls, the most feared hitter in Women’s Sofball History was intentionally Walked 5 times in the game and scored 4 runs. Dowling finished the tournament 4 for 4 with 11 Intentional Walks. Her 4 hits included 2 singles, a triple and a Home Run. Kim Pierce (10-16, .625, 3 RBI and 10 Runs) also had a great tournament for the Derby Girls.Melissa Graves (14-22, .636, 9 RBI, 12 Runs) went 3-4 to lead the Armed Forces team. Christian Camp also had a tremendous tournament for the Armed Forces squad ( 10-16, . 625 4 RBI, and 10 Runs), and a home run for 5 RBIs total and 9 Runs scored


  • MVP – Tara Salcedo, Derby Girls (9-16, .562, 3 Doubles, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Batting Award – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Combat (4-4, 1.000, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 11 BBs, 15-15, 1.000 OB%) – 1.000
  • Batting Leader – Lenia Braxton, Armed Forces (14-21, 14 RBIs 8 Runs) – .667
  • Batting Leader – Sahara Henson, Lady MVP (10-15, 7 RBIs,7 Runs) – .667
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Combat – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Misty Smith, Lady MVP (5-11, .455, 7 RBIs, 4 Runs) – 1

2014 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kat Sherer, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat (2-8, .250, 2 RBI, 3 Runs, 3-1 Pitching)
IF – Dara Toman, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat (6-13, .462, 5 RBI, 6 Runs)
IF – Megan Miller, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat (10-16, .625, 9 RBI, 6 Runs)
IF – Stefanie Watt, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat (6-11, .545, 5 RBI, 2 Runs)
IF – Leina Braxton, All Armed Forces (14-21, .667, 14 RBI 8 Runs)
IF – Terri Hodges, All Armed Forces (13-21, .619, 10 RBI, 9 Runs)
OF – Amy Doerflinger, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat (7-12, .583, 9 RBI, 2 Runs)
OF – Kim Pierce, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat (10-16, .625, 3 RBI, 10 Runs)
OF – Melessa Graves, All Armed Forces (14-22, .636, 9 RBI, 12 Runs)
OF – Sahara Henson, Lady MVP (10-15, .667, 7 RBI,7 Runs)
UTIL – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat (4-4, 1.000, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 11 BB, 15-15, 1.000 OB%)
UTIL – Tammi Higginbotham, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat (5-11, .455, 2 RBI, 4 Runs)
UTIL – Christian Camp, All Armed Forces (10-16, .625, 4 RBI, 3 Runs)
UTIL – Kasey Castor, All Armed Forces (7-14, .500, 7 RBI, 3 Runs, 4 BB)
UTIL – Schameka White, All Armed Forces (9-20, .450, 8 RBI, 7 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Derby Girls/Softball.Com/Combat, Seattle, WA (3-1)
2. All Armed Forces, Washington, DC (4-2)
3. Lady MVP, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2)
4. Wicked/Fallout Sports, Norman, OK (0-2)
5. Bad Rap, Elk City, OK (0-2)

2013 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2013 at Midway Stadium in St. Paul and Nieman Sports Complex in Minneapolis, MN on August 21-24.


Champion – H. Auto/Easton, Le Sueur, Minnesota
Runner Up – Sonny’s Softball Club, Casper, Wyoming


H. Auto/Easton claimed the first Super Slow Pitch title since 2003 as they blasted past Sonny’s in the Championship Game at the ASA Super Slow Pitch National Championship. Held at the historic Midway Stadium, H. Auto/Easton combined for 10 HR, including 3 from tournament MVP Brian Wegman, and 27 hits to defeat Sonny’s 29-14 in five innings. Sonny’s scored first after Jeremy Davis reached on a throwing error by the second baseman. Needing just eight runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to claim the run-rule victory, H, Auto/Easton did just that as they combined for two home runs and seven hits. After 2 runs had scored, Kevin Bazat banged out a 2-run double. Then with two runners on,  Bryson Baker hit a 3-Run HR to clear the bases. With no outs and no runners on, Brian Wegman hit a solo shot to end the game after five, with H. Auto/Easton taking the 29-14 win.

This marks the first time since 2003 that a Champion has been named in the Super Slow Pitch Division. The first Men’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship took place in 1981 in Burlington, N.C., where Howard’s/ Western Steer of Denver, NC claimed the inaugural Championship and Hall of Fame member Rick “The Crusher” Scherr took home the MVP title.

Throughout the 22-year existence of the Super division, 12 teams were crowned champions, with Ritch’s Superior (Windsor Locks, CT) and Steele’s Silver Bullets (Grafton, OH) leading the pack with 4 championships apiece.

The Batting Champion was Donavan Prokraka of Rip City/DeMarini (.800). Dale Brundardt of RipCity/DeMarini and Bryce Oliveira of Sonny’s shared the Home Run title with 7 HR.

H, Auto had earlier sent Sonny’s into the losers bracket with a 22-20 win and then Sonny’s came back in the losers bracket final as a walk off home run secured Sonny’s a spot in the Championship Game as they came out with the 20-18 win over Rip City/DeMarini. Trailing by six as they came to bat in the bottom of the 7th, costly errors by the Rip City defense and 2 HR by Sonny’s set up the championship game.


  • MVP – Brian Wegman, H. Auto/Easton
  • HR Leaders – Dale Brundardt, Rip City/DeMarini – 7
  • HR Leaders – Bryce Oliveira, Sonny’s – 7
  • Batting Leader – Donavan Prokraka, Rip City/DeMarini – .800

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

P – Dan Bean, Sonny’s (10-17, .588, 6 RBI, 3 Runs)
IF – Scott Kirby, H. Auto/Easton (13-17, .765, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 13 Runs)
IF – Bryce Oliveira, Sonny’s (10-18, .556, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 13 Runs)
IF – Dale Brungardt, Rip City Iron Hawk (12-20, .600, 7 HR, 18 RBI, 13 Runs)
IF – Matt Pesso, Sonny’s (10-20, .500, 8 RBI, 7 Runs)
IF – Bryson Baker, H. Auto/Easton (12-16, .750, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 13 Runs)
OF – Donovan Prokraka, Rip City Iron Hawk (12-15, .800, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 10 Runs)
OF – Brian Wegman, H. Auto/Easton (12-17, .706, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 14 Runs)
OF – Brian Rainwater, H. Auto/Easton (11-16, .688, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 7 Runs)
OF – Westy Guill, Sonny’s (14-20, .700, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 11 Runs)
OF – Chad Durick, H. Auto Easton (11-17, .647, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 13 Runs
UT – Kevin Bazat, H. Auto/Easton (11-17, .746, 4 RBI, 7 Runs)
UT – Brett Helmer, H. Auto/Easton (12-17, .706, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 11 Runs)
UT – Chris Greinert, Sonny’s (16-22, .727, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 14 Runs)
UT – Landon Helm, Team Combat (11-16, .688, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 8 Runs)
UT – Andy Schiltz, Rip City Iron Hawk DeMarini (9-14, .643, 3 RBI, 5 Runs)


OTHERS

Rick Baker, Team Combat (10-15, .667, 2 RBI, 6 Runs)
Kevin Filby, H. Auto Easton (11-18, .611, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 12 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. H. Auto/Easton, Cicero, NY (4-0)
2. Sonny’s Softball Club, Casper, WY (3-2)
3. Rip City/Iron Hawk/DeMarini, Davenport, IA (3-2)
4. Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boys, Kent, WA (2-2)
5t. Tharaldson/Easton, Fargo, ND (1-2)
5t. Shoppe/Backman/TYJA/Louisville, Aurora, IN (1-2)
7t. Xtreme/Miken, Brooklyn Center, MN (0-2)
7t. Whalers/CA Gear, Bloomington, MN (0-2)

Bottom 4 teams were entered into a single elimination Consolation Flight for 5th through 8th place

Consolation Record – (Total Record)

(5). Xtreme/Miken, Brooklyn Center, MN 2-0 – (2-2)
(6). Tharaldson/Easton, Fargo, ND 1-1 – (2-3)
(7t). Shoppe/Backman/TYJA/Louisville, Aurora, IN 0-1 – (1-3)
(7t). Whalers/CA Gear, Bloomington, MN 0-1 – (0-3)


2013 ASA Super National Game 1 on CBS Sports Channel

2013 ASA Super National Championship Game on CBS Sports Channel

2013 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2013 held at Ridgeland, Mississippi on September 27-29.


Champion – Long Haul/JJ’s/Doerflinger/Easton, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – O&S Cattle, Stillwater, Minnesota


Long Haul/JJ/Doerflinger/Easton went undefeated (4-0) at Ridgefield, MS to capture the ASA Class-A National Championship. They defeated the All Armed Forces All Star team 29-18 in the winners bracket final. Kevin Filby was 5-5 with 3 HR and 8 RBI in that game to lead Long Haul. Cory Large and Brad Reckart each had 4 hits. The O&S Cattlemen then defeated the Armed Forces
30-21 in the losers bracket final behind Dale Drungardt’s 6-6 performance which included a HR and 4 RBI. Pitcher Geno Buck had 3 HR and 7 RBI. Lee Powers and Dennis Rulli combined for 9 hits for the Cattlemen. The Championship Game was won handily by the Long Haul squad 41-29. Long Haul had a 24-23 lead after 4, but then broke it open with 17 runs in the final 3 innings.
They recorded 49 hits in the game. Tourny MVP Brian Wegman was 7-7 with 3 HR, 8 RBI and 7 Runs Scored. Cory Large, Brandon Dillon, Kevin Filby and Mike Umscheid all had 6 hits apiece. For the O&S squad, Dennis Rulli (5-6), Lee Powers (4-6) and Geno Buck (4-5) led the way for O&S. Dale Brungardt of O&S was the HR champ with 11. Kyle Pearson (FL) of Rip City/Iron Hawk/DeMarini
won the batting title with a perfect 14 for 14 performance.


  • MVP – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (18-20, .900, 8 HR, 19 RBI, 19 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Dale Brungardt, O&S Cattle (27-37, .730, 36 RBI, 20 Runs) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Kyle Pearson, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (14-14, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 11 Runs) – 1.000

2013 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Travis Clark, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (10-22, .455, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 6 Runs)
IF – Brian Wegman, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (18-20, .900, 8 HR, 19 RBI, 19 Runs)
IF – Brad Reckert, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (14-19, .737, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 15 Runs)
IF – Dennis Rulli, O & S Cattle (27-38, .711, 7 HR, 25 RBI, 23 Runs)
IF – Jake Alienben, All Armed Forces (13-17, .765, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 10 Runs)
IF – Dale Brungardt, O & S Cattle (27-37, .730, 11 HR, 36 RBI, 20 Runs)
OF – Cory Large, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (20-23, .870, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 20 Runs)
OF – Kyle Pearson (LA), Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (14-14, 1.000, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 11 Runs)
OF – Nick Santana, O & S Cattle (25-36, .694, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 24 Runs)
OF – Neil Haglund, Chempak/WC Lazers/Louisville Slugger (12-18, .667, 10 HR, 23 RBI, 15 Runs)
UTIL – Cory Boothe, Sonnys (12-13, .923, 7 HR, 16 RBI, 11 Runs)
UTIL – Bryce Oliveira, Sonnys (11-13, .846, .4 HR, 12 RBI, 10 Runs)
UTIL – Kevin Bazat, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (12-18, .667, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 13 Runs)
UTIL – Kevin Filby, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (17-22, .773, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 15 Runs)
UTIL – Lee Powers, O & S Cattle (27-36, .750, 9 HR, 20 RBI, 21 Runs)

2013 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Geno Buck, O & S Cattle (21-39, .538, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 14 Runs)
IF – Brandon Gooding, 4 the Fallen/Miken (11-15, .733, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 8 Runs)
IF – Chris Greinert, Sonnys (11-15, .733, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 9 Runs)
IF – Chente Granados, Chempak/WC Lazers/Louisville Slugger (16-22, .727, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 14 Runs)
IF – Kenneth Turlington, All Armed Forces (18-25, .720, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
IF – Bubba Mack, O & S Cattle (21-35, .600, 9 HR, 22 RBI, 17 Runs)
OF – Kyle Cowart, Chempak/WC Lazers/Louisville Slugger (11-16, .688, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 6 Runs)
OF – Matt Schrage, Rip City/Iron Hawk/DeMarini (8-12, .667, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 7 Runs)
OF – Brendan Dillon, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (15-20, .750, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 14 Runs)
OF – Frank Deaver, 4 the Fallen/Miken (12-16, .750, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 7 Runs)
UTIL – Mickey Rowland, Tharaldson/Easton/Xtreme (7-11, .636, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 8 Runs)
UTIL – Chris Larsen, Rip City/Iron Hawk/DeMarini (11-14, .786, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 6 Runs)
UTIL – Reggie Schulte, O & S Cattle (19-30, .633, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 20 Runs)
UTIL – Dustin Roberts, Chempak/WC Lazers/Louisville Slugger (14-21, .667, 8 HR, 17 RBI, 12 Runs)
UTIL – Denny Crine, 4 the Fallen/Miken (11-14, .786, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 9 Runs)


OTHERS

Ryan Parfitt, 4 the Fallen/Miken (13-19, .684, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 10 Runs)
Jason Branch, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (14-22, .636, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 11 Runs)
Jared Krasselt, O&S Cattlemen (20-32, .625, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 15 Runs)
Robert Blackburn, Chempak West Coast Laserz (13-21, 619, 9 HR, 16 RBI, 13 Runs)
Lee Payne, O&S Cattlemen (19-32, .594, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 19 Runs)
Brett Helmer, Long Haul/JJs/Doerflinger/Easton (4-13, .308, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 Runs)
Jeremy Yates, O&S Cattlemen (22-39, .564, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 24 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS 

1. Long Haul/JJ’s/Doerflinger/Easton Albertville, MN (4-0)
2. O&S Cattle Stillwater, MN (5-2)
3. All Armed Forces Washington, D.C. (3-2)
4. Chempak/WC Lazers/Louisville Slugger Perris, CA (4-2)
5t. Tharaldson/Easton/Xtreme Fargo, ND (2-2)
5t. Rip City/Iron Hawk/Demarini Denver, IA (1-2)
7t. 4 The Fallen/Miken Anthem, AZ (2-2)
7t. Sonny’s Casper, WY (1-2)
9t. Pro Gutter/Hemphill Construction Flora, MS (0-2)
9t. Buzini/BWW/Worth Brandon, MS (0-2)
9t. Red’s Astros/Louisville Slugger Indianapolis, IN (0-2)

2013 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2013 held at Port Huron, Michigan on August 31-September 2.


Champion – Degroat’s/GVI, Greenville, New York
Runner Up – Secory Flyers, Port Huron, Michigan


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

2013 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

N/A


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Greenville, Greenville, NY (6-1)
2. Gilligan/Hagemeister, Green Bay, WI (7-2)
3. Jubb Softball, Swanzey, NH (4-2)
4. Dempsey & Baxter, Erie, PA (4-2)
5t. Press Box Blue Sox, Fond du Lac, WI (4-2)
5t. Secory Flyers, Port Huron, MI (4-2)
7t. Boston Sharks, Boston, MA (4-2)
7t. Men Of Iron, Lancaster, PA (4-2)
9t. Bachelors Ii, East Brady, PA (2-2)
9t. Press Box Bulldogs, Fond du Lac, WI (2-2)
9t. The Mug, Fanklin, NH (2-2)
9t. Airways/MVP Printing, Erie, PA (2-2)
13t. Buccaneers, Port Huron, MI (1-2)
13t. Cellular Solutions, Midland, MI (1-2)
13t. Team Stats, Saginaw, MI (1-2)
13t. Jets Pizza, Bay City, MI (1-2)
17t. Cheap Charlies, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
17t. Marysville Goodyear, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
17t. Lee’S Auto, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
17t. Port Huron Koa, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
17t. Fat Boys, St. Cloud, WI (0-2)
17t. Wolves, Saginaw, MI (0-2)
17t. Alexander Stallions, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
17t. Hurricanes, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
25t. Angry Bull, Port Huron, MI (0-2)

2013 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2013 held at South Bend, Indiana on August 1-4.


Champion – Hill United Chiefs, Machias, New York
Runner Up – NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York (27-5)


NY Gremlins lost the winner’s bracket finals to Hill United Chiefs 2-1 and then sat and watched the California A’s defeat the Jarvis Travelers 7-4. The Gremlins had to defeat the A’s to get another crack at the Chief.  But California A’s had to withdraw due to lack of pitching and New York was awarded a 7-0 forfeit win in the loser’s bracket finals.  They came up on the short end of the score in the finals.  The Gremlins led 2-0 going into the bottom of the 6th inning behind the pitching of Sean Whitten. After the Chiefs scored 2 runs to tie the score, Andrew Kirkpatrick came in to pitch in relief and then in the bottom of the 7th inning, gave up  the winning run with two outs to lose the championship game (3-2) and give the title to the Chiefs.  This completed a (5-0) run through the tournament for the Chiefs. Grant Patterson started the game for the Chiefs and went 5 innings. Mitch Hardy pitched the 6th inning and then Adam Folkard came in the 7th inning and struck out two batters to gain the win.


  • MVP – Steve Mullaley, Hill United Chiefs
  • Batting Leader – Freddie Terkelson, Kitchener Hallman Twins – .600
  • Home Run Leader – Nathan Nukunuku, California A’s – 4
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

P – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs (3-0, 21 IP, 31 K)
P – Juan Potolocchio, PA Power
P – Lucas Mata, California A’s (4-0, 26 IP, 24 K, 4 ERs, 1.07 ERA)
C – Bryan Abrey, NY Gremlins
IF – Nick Shailes, Hill United Chiefs
IF – Blair Ezekiel, NY Gremlins (7-16, .438, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)
IF – Steve Mullaley, Hill United Chiefs (2-4, 2 RBIs in the (3-2) final game) – drove in Jeff Ellsworth with the winning run in the bottom of the 7th in the championship game.
IF – Nathan Nukanuku, California A’s (8-18, .444, 7 RBI, 5 Runs)
OF – Freddy Terkelsen, Hallman Twins (9-15, 2 HR, 3 Doubles, 8 RBI, 5 Runs)
OF – Brad Ezekiel, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Mathieu Roy, NY Gremlins (6-15, .400, HR 4 RBI)
OF – Jeffrey Goolagong, NY Gremlins (6-15, .400 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)
UTIL – Jeff Ellsworth, Hill United Chiefs
UTIL – Jerome Raemaki, Hallman Twins
UTIL – Derek Mayson, California A’s

SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

P – Andrew Kirkpatrick, NY Gremlins (2-1, 1 Shutout, 18 IP, 28 K)
P – Grant Patterson, Hill United Chiefs
P – Gerald Muizelaar, Kegel Black Knights
C – Bruno Matroni, PA Power
IF – Kevin Schellenberg, California A’s
IF – Thomas Enoka, PA Power
IF – Tyson Berne, NY Gremlins
IF – Matt Palazzo, California A’s
OF – Tom Avery, PA Power
OF – Ben Enoka, Hallman Twins
OF – Karl Golan, PA Power
OF – Jason Hill, Hill United Chiefs
UTIL – Donny Hale, Hallman Twins
UTIL – Jason Sanford, Hill United Chiefs
UTIL – German Sacks, Circle Tap Dukes


OTHERS

Sean Whitten, NY Gremlins (1-0, 6 IP, 16 K)
Sean Cleary, NY Gremlins (1-1 10 IP, 17K)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Hill United Chiefs, Machias, NY (5-0)
2. New York Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (4-2)
3. California A’s, Bakersfield, CA (4-2)
4. Hallman Twins, Broken Bow, NE (3-2)
5t. PA Power, Harrisburg, PA (3-2)
5t. Kegel Black Knights, Fargo, ND (3-2)
7t. Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark, WI (3-2)
7t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (3-2)
9t. Pueblo Bandits, Pueblo, CO (1-2)
9t. Great Lakes Mariners, Marshall, MI (2-2)
9t. Minnesota Angels, West St. Paul, MN (1-2)
9t. Westerville Capitals, Westerville, OH (1-3)
13t. Dolan & Murphy, Aurora, IL (0-3)
13t. Bloomington Stix, Bloomington, IL (0-3)
13t. Advocare Cubs, Marion, IN (0-3)
13t. Emerson Aces, Midland, MI (1-2)


NOTES

The tournament was a three game guarantee format.