Category: ASA

2007 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2007 held at Stratford, Connecticut.

Champion – Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (56-5)
Runner Up – Southern California Sliders, Yorba Linda, California

The format of the tournament changed to pool play with teams being seeded into a double elimination bracket.

Tournament never completed, Brakettes and Sliders were both 2-0 and in the winners bracket finals, Brakettes were leading Sliders 2-0 in winners bracket final when rain washed away the game and remainder of the tournament. By virtue of fewest runs allowed in Winners Bracket (9-1, 4-0 for a total of 1 run allowed), Brakettes were awarded the Championship and Sliders second (3-1, 7-3 for a total of 4 runs allowed). Katie Burkhart of the Brakettes (2-0, 7 IP, shutout, 12 K) was pitching the last game when the rains came. She had her team up 2-0 in the 3rd giving up 1 hit and already struck out 5. Leslie Malerich (1-0) won the other game for the Brakettes as they finished 4-0. In the losers bracket final, the Carbondale Cougars and the So Cal Hurricanes game had just started before it was washed out.

  • MVP – Courtney Bures, Stratford Brakettes (was 3-3 in the 9-1 win 2 doubles and 2 RBI; then in the final game, Bures laid down a perfect suicide squeeze which scored a run and then another runner scored on an error on the subsequent throw.). She played great defense from her shortstop position as well.
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Brandice Balschmiter, Brakettes (2-0, she hurled a 5 inning 10-0 no-hitter with 8 K and then came back and tossed a 6-0 one-hitter with 8 K). All total, she was 2-0, 12 IP, 16 K, 1 hit and 0 Runs.
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Not awarded
  • Batting Leader – Sarah Clynes, Carbondale Cougars (9-15) – .600
  • HR Leader – N/A


P –  Brandice Balschmiter, Stratford Brakettes
P – Leslie Malerich, Stratford Brakettes
P – Angelica Seldon, California Sliders
C – Melissa Roth, South California Hurricanes
1B – Stephanie Denlinger, Topton VIP’s
2B – Amanda Fishback, Stratford Brakettes
3B – Michelle Armentrout, South California Hurricanes
SS – Courtney Bures, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Sarah Clynes, Carbondale Cougars
OF – Sari Jane Jenkins, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Danielle Kinley, California Sliders
OF – Lindsay Pickering, Carbondale Cougars
UTIL – Sarah Coppert, Indiana Slammers
UTIL – Samantha Marder, California Sliders
UTIL – Melissa Sanchez, California Sliders


P – Megan Denny, Carbondale Cougars
P – Sarah Hoffman, New York Freedom
P – Helen Pena, South California Hurricanes
C – Abby Gross, Indiana Slammers
1B – Rachel Folden, South California Hurricanes
2B – Crista Cerrone, New York Freedom
3B – Candace Clark, Topton VIP’s
SS –  Courtney Martinez, South California Hurricanes
OF – Katie Gollhardt, South California Hurricanes
OF – Jenny Jacobs, Indiana Slammers
OF – Cambra Miranda, California Sliders
OF – Christina Novak, Impact Fastpitch
UTIL – Tonya Callahan, Carbondale Cougars
UTIL – Toni DeFillippo, Topton VIP’s
UTIL – Morgan Wheeler, Impact Fastpitch


1. Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, CT (2-0)
2. California Sliders, Montclair, CA (2-0)
3. Carbondale Cougars, Carbondale, IL (2-2)
4. Southern Cal. Hurricanes, Lake Forest, CA (3-2)
5t. Topton VIP’s, Topton, PA (3-2)
5t. Indiana Slammers, Hobart, IN (2-2)
7t. New York Freedom, Babylon, NY (2-2)
7t. Impact Fastpitch, Churubsuco, IN (2-2)
9t. Midland Lady Explorers, Midland, MI (0-2)
9t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (0-2)
9t. Saints, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
9t. KAM/Hooters, Portage, MI (0-2)

L-R, top row – Scorer Steve Pavlich, GM Bob Baird, Courtney Bures, Manager John Stratton, Whitney Mollica, Stephanie Hill, Amanda Morin, Brandice Balschmiter, Leslie Malerich, Killian Roessner, Katie Burkhart, Joanna Gail, Coach Rich Roessner, Coach Julie Brzezinski, Media Director Rob Baird. Bottom row – Allison Twarowski, Jill Cimminello, Amber Radomski, Beth Boden, Mandie Fishback, Sari-Jane Jenkins, Denise Denis. Missing – Candice Freel.

2007 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2007 held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 27-30.

Champion – Long Haul Trucking/Miken, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – Chaney’s/Pytch Blakk/Execute Sports/Easton, San Diego, California

Long Haul Trucking battled out of the loser’s bracket to win the ASA Class A National title. They were sent to the loser’s bracket after falling to defending champ Chaney’s Pytche Blakk/Execute Sports/Easton, 25-11. But two games later, Long Haul and Chaney’s found themselves in a rematch of last year’s title game. Long Haul forced the championship into the “if” game after posting a 27-20 victory. In the winner-take-all final game, the bats of Long Haul were scorching and blazed past Chaney’s 33-5 to redeem themselves from a year ago. Long Haul’s Greg Flees went 4-5 with 3 HR and 11 RBI, Lenny Cunitz was 4-4 with 2 HR and 5 RBI, Lance Dalby also had 4 hits in the final game. Pitcher Geno Buck surrendered only 5 runs on 10 hits. Brett Helmer of Chaney’s was the only player with 2 hits, one of them being a home run. Long Haul’s Greg Flees was named the tournament MVP after batting .741 with 26 RBI on 7 HR. He was also named as the batting champion, while Chaney’s Brett Helmer won the home run title with 9.

  • MVP – Greg Flees, Long Haul Trucking/Miken (20-27, .741, 7 HR, 26 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Brett Helmer, Chaney’s/Pytch Blaak/Execute Sports/Easton (13-18, .722, 22 RBI) – 9 HR
  • Batting Leader – Greg Flees, Long Haul Trucking/Miken – .741


P – Geno Buck, Long Haul Trucking/Miken
C – Brett Helmer, Chaney’s/Pytch Blaak/Execute Sports/Easton
1B – Wes Campbell, Long Haul Trucking/Miken
2B – Thomas O’Keefe, Long Haul Trucking/Miken
3B – Denny Crine, Chaney’s/Pytch Blaak/Execute Sports/Easton
SS – Anthony Dress, Long Haul Trucking/Miken
OF – Lance Dalbey, Long Haul Trucking/Miken
OF – Damion Helmbold, Abbey Printing/Bumpus Real Estate/Spurs
OF – John Bailey, Chaney’s/Pytch Blaak/Execute Sports/Easton
OF – Scott Janack, Chaney’s/Pytch Blaak/Execute Sports/Easton
UTIL – Andy Purcell, Chaney’s/Pytch Blaak/Execute Sports/Easton
UTIL – Chris Becker, Abbey Printing/Bumpus Real Estate/Spurs
UTIL – Lenny Cunitz, Long Haul Trucking/Miken
UTIL – Keith Bray, CSI/JSA
UTIL – Greg Flees, Long Haul Trucking/Miken


1. Long Haul Trucking/Miken, Albertville, MN (5-1)
2. Chaney’s/Pytch Blakk/Execute Sports/Easton, San Diego, CA (3-2)
3. Abbey Printing/Bumpus Real Estate/Spurs, Austin, TX (4-2)
4. All Star Plumbing, Lawton, OK (2-2)
5t. CSI/JSA, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2)
5t. Oklahoma Worth, Muskogee, OK (1-2)
7t. U.S. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (0-2)
7t. West Oak Production, Weatherford, OK (0-2)
9. Ballers, Farmington, NM (0-2)

2007 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2007 held at Marietta, Georgia on August 31-September 3.

Champion –  Chapel Hill Warriors, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Runner Up – Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

  • MVP – Ryan Enright, Tack’s/Gillies
  • HR Champion – Ryan Enright, Tack’s/Gillies


P – Todd Albrecht, Dillinger’s
P – Ray Randall, Full Quiver Rebels
P – Bobby Greene, Chapel Hill Warriors
C – Jimmy Smith, Chapel Hill Warriors
1B – Scott Hunkins, Hooligan’s Bar & Grill
2B – Paul Wagner, Dillinger’s
3B – Johnny Baldwin, Chapel Hill Warriors
SS – Jason Fulmer, Bonnell’s Softball
OF – Ryan Enright, Tack’s/Gillies
OF – Brian Fanion, Full Quiver Rebels
OF – Chris Bowling, Chapel Hill Warriors
OF – Joe Searl, Dillinger’s
UTIL – Sean Madura, Bonnell’s Softball
UTIL – Dale Rock, Dillinger’s
UTIL – Buck Atwater, Chapel Hill Warriors


P – Chad Chichester, Tack’s/Gillies
P – Ken Menale, Bonnell’s Softball
P – Scott Hunkins, Hooligan’s Bar & Grill
C – Brian Larson, Full Quiver Rebels
1B – Paul Abenth, Baywood Lounge
2B – Mike Fracassi, Bonnell’s Softball
3B – Todd Smoker, Marlin’s
SS – Steve Hoover, Marlin’s
OF – Tony Cruz, Bonnell’s Softball
OF – Ryan Ewing, Marlin’s
OF – Tom Bonlander, Dillinger’s
OF – Adam Purcails, Baywood Lounge
UTIL – Scott Westphal, Tack’s/Gillies
UTIL – Shane Standifer, Hooligan’s Bar & Grill
UTIL – Geoff Roberts, Full Quiver Rebels


1. Chapel Hill Warriors, Chapel Hill, NC (5-1)
2. Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, WI (7-2)
3. Full Quiver Rebels, Columbus, MI (4-2)
4. Bonnell’s Softball, Erie, PA (3-2)
5t. Hooligan’s Bar & Grill, Plainfield, WI (4-2)
5t. Baywood Lounge, Saginaw, MI (2-2)
7t. Tack’s/Gillies, Saginaw, MI (3-2)
7t. Marlin’s, Strasburg, PA (3-2)
9t. Secory Flyers, Port Huron, MI (2-2)
9t. O’Connor’s Auto/Jet’s Pizza, Essexville, MI (1-2)
9t. Braves, Ellenwood, GA (1-2)
9t. Durham Speedboys, Durham, NC (1-2)
13t. Reflections, Miami, FL (1-2)
13t. Jayhawks, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
13t. Atlanta Storm, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
13t. Brew Crew, Ellenwood, GA (0-2)
17t. Holt’s IGA, Morristown, TN (0-2)
17t. Freebirds, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
17t. Question Marks, Monroe, GA (0-2)

2007 ASA Men’s (9) Class A Modified Pitch Nationals

2007 held at Fairhaven/New Bedford, Massachusetts on August 31-September 3.

Champion –  Legends, Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Runner Up – Zubi’s, Port Jervis, New York

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – Nate Craige, Granite State Eagles
  • HR Champion – Frank DeGroat, Zubi’s


P – Willey Billings, Legends
P – Steve Platt, Zubi’s
P – Fred Pena, Fort Apache Dodgers
C – Frank DeGroat, Zubi’s
1B – Shane Ruel, Legends
2B – Mark Graham, Legends
3B – Chad McConnell, Zubi’s
SS – Andrew Devalles, Legends
OF – Scott Hyland, Granite State Eagles
OF – David Simon, Zubi’s
OF – Reggie Barrau, Zubi’s
OF – Mark Decosta, Legends
UTIL – Anthony Sclafani, Armory Inn
UTIL – Nate Craige, Granite State Eagles
UTIL – Eric Sanchez, Fort Apache Dodgers


1. Legends, Fairhaven, MA (5-1)
2. Zubi’s, Port Jervis, NY (5-2)
3. Armory Inn, Staten Island, NY (5-2)
4. Granite State Eagles, East Kingston, NH (3-2)
5t. Fort Apache Dodgers, Bronx, NY (3-2)
5t. Swashbucklers, Staten Island, NY (2-2)
7t. Lynx, Saugus, MA (2-2)
7t. Smith Painting, New Salem, MA (1-2)
9t. Bridge Water, Waterbury, CT (1-2)
9t. Red Onion, East Templeton, MA (1-2)
9t. Trump Softball, Albany, NY (1-2)
9t. Hitmen, Medford, MA (0-2)
13t. St. Jacques, Middleboro, MA (0-2)
13t. Atlantis Mortgage, New Bedford, MA (0-2)
13t. Braves, New Bedford, MA (0-2)

2007 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2007 held at South Bend, Indiana on August 2-5.

Patsy’s won their first ASA National as Gerald Muizelaar held off the Farm Tavern to gain the pitching victory in a 9-5 championship game win. The Farm Tavern has earlier eliminated the Quaker Riversharks in the loser’s bracket finals 8-2 to advance to the finals.  Despite Zeron Winters’ three hits and HRs by Jeff Goolagong and Donny Hale, the Farm could only score five runs.  Patsy’s was led by Frank DeGroat, who homered in the final. DeGroat was the HR leader for the tournament with three. Zeron Winters of The Farm Tavern was named the MVP for his torrid hitting through the six game run in the loser’s bracket on the way to the finals.

The Farm finished (7-2) for the tournament and Patsy’s finished undefeated at (5-0). Rob Schweyer (4-1) and Sebastian Gervasutti (3-1) of the Farm Tavern led the team through the losers bracket all the way to the finals. They combined to go (7-2).

Grant Peterson and Doug Sleep were both 3-1 for the Midland Explorers.

  • MVP – Zeron Winters, The Farm Tavern (13-30, .433, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Thomas Makea, Patsy’s (9-18) – .500
  • HR Leader – Zeron Winters, The Farm Tavern – 3
  • HR Leader – Frank DeGroat, Patsy’s – 3
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Gerald Muizelaar, Patsy’s (3-0, 20 K, 17 IP)


P – Gerald Muizelaar, Patsy’s
P – Grant Patterson, Midland Explorers
P – Rob Schweyer, The Farm Tavern
C – Frank DeGroat, Patsy’s (4-1)
1B – Jarrad Martin, Broken Bow Gremlins
2B – Zeron Winters, The Farm Tavern
3B – Jeffrey Goolagong, The Farm Tavern
SS – Omar Moraga, Patsy’s
OF – Jeff Ellsworth, Quaker Riversharks
OF – Jason Hill, The Farm Tavern
OF – Thomas Makea, Patsy’s
OF – Paul Rosebush, The Farm Tavern
UTIL – Chris Delarwelle, Circle Tap
UTIL – Tim Jorgensen, Circle Tap
UTIL – Glenn Ormsby, Quaker Riversharks


P – Adam Folkard, Patsy’s (2-0, 14 IP, 18 K)
P – Ward Gosse, Minn Dak Millers
P – Terry Luster, Florida Fastpitch
C – Craig Crawford, Midland Explorers
1B – Donny Hale, The Farm Tavern
2B – Chris Miljavac, Quaker Riversharks
3B – Kyle Magnusson, Circle Tap
SS – Kevin Schellenberg, The Farm Tavern
OF – Lucas Goring, Minn Dak Millers
OF – Brian Lammers, Minn Dak Millers
OF – Steve Mullaley, Quaker Riversharks
OF – Chad Seeman, Bloomington Stix
UTIL – Nathan Nukanuku, Broken Bow Gremlins
UTIL – Frank Perez, Circle Tap
UTIL – Travis Wilson, Patsy’s


1. Patsy’s, New York, NY (5-0)
2. The Farm Tavern, Madison., WI (7-2)
3. Quaker Riversharks, Ambler., PA (3-2)
4. Circle Tap, Denmark, WI (3-2)
5t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (6-2)
5t. Broken Bow Gremlins, Clifton Park., NY (2-2)
7t. Florida Fastpitch, Jacksonville., FL (2-2)
7t. Minn Dak Millers, Fargo., ND (2-2)
9t. Midwest Stampede, Des Moines., IA (1-2)
9t. Quad City Sox, Davenport, IA (1-2)
9t. Thomson Area Merchants, Thomson., IL (1-2)
9t. HBC Rice Creek Lightning, Homer., MI (1-2)
13t. Bloomington Stix, Bloomington, IL (1-3)
13t. Duncan Outlaws, Elkhart, IN (1-3)
13t. Ashland Mets, Ashland, OH (0-3)
13t. Plangger’s Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (0-3)
17. Dolan And Murphy, Aurora, IL (1-3)

NOTES: The tournament was a three game guarantee format.

2007 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2007 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
Runner Up: Juice, Houston, Texas

The 2007 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship had a patriotic feel as the red, white and blue of the All Armed Forces team captured the championship. After Juice of Houston, Texas, forced the if necessary game by beating the Armed Forces 19-2 in the first championship game, the Armed Force rebounded in the final “if” game to win 13-7. Shannika Taylor of Fort Huachuca, AZ, was named the tournament MVP for Armed Forces. The Armed Forces all played tremendous softball to over shadow an incredible hitting performance by Juice’s Christan Dowling, who hit some of the longest balls ever hit by a Woman softball player.

  • MVP – Shannika Taylor, Armed Forces (9-17, .529, HR, 12 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Christan Dowling, Juice (14-19, 3 HR, 13 RBI) – .737
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Juice (14-19, .737, 13 RBI) – 3


P – Laurie Doughty, Armed Forces
C – Carly Edwards, Armed Forces
1B – Christan Dowling, Juice
2B – Cara Coughenhour, Juice
3B – Mary Hoff, Juice
SS – Brandi Jackson, Armed Forces
OF – Buffy Arms, Juice
OF – Candace Dugo, Armed Forces
OF – Yen Wilson, Juice
OF – Shannika Taylor, Armed Forces
UT – Lillie Davis, Juice
UT – Toni Epps, Armed Forces
UT – Stacie Symonds, Juice
UT – Roxie Finks, Armed Forces
UT – Chris Wellendorf, Juice


1. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (4-1)
2. Juice, Houston, TX (3-2)
3. Macken/Excel, Rochester, MN (1-2)
4. No Chit, Huntington Beach, CA (1-2)
5. Predators, Comanche, OK (0-2)

2006 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2006 held at Stratford, Connecticut.

Champion – Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (46-4)
Runner Up – Southern California Sliders, Yorba Linda, California

Finishing the year 44-4, the Brakettes advanced to the championship round after beating Storm USA 6-0 in the winner’s bracket final. The Brakettes scored four times in the third and added two more runs in the fourth to send the Storm into the loser’s bracket. The Storm then lost to the Sliders, 4-2, in the loser’s bracket final to be eliminated and finish 2-2 and in third place for the second year in a row.

The Sliders (5-2) advanced to the loser’s bracket final by eliminating the St. Louis Saints, 4-1, who finished finished fourth (4-2).

The Brakettes got two excellent pitching performances from Candice Baker, she fanned 12 and allowed one hit in the winner’s bracket final and hurled a five-hitter with nine strikeouts in the championship game. The Brakettes supported her with 19 hits in the two games. Baker was overpowering in the first five innings, fanning 11 of the first 16 batters she faced, including the first six in a row.

Darcy Wood started for the Storm before Casey Halloran replaced her in the third inning. Wood came back in the fourth and pitched the remainder of the game for the Storm. The Brakettes scored four times in the third inning on an RBI double by Baker and RBI singles by Jenna Macchi and Courtney Bures. The Brakettes tallied two more runs in the fourth inning on a two-run single by Whitney Mollica (2-4), Macchi also had a pair of hits (double and single) in four at-bats.

In the championship game, the Brakettes pounded out nine hits against three Sliders’ pitchers, scoring one in the third and three each in the fourth and sixth innings. The Sliders scored twice in the sixth inning on an RBI triple by Amanda Kamekona and a Brakette error. In the seventh the Sliders tallied their second and last run on a pinch hit RBI double by Bridgette Caron. The Brakettes took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third on an RBI triple by Hayle Guess and added three more in the fourth on a two-run single by Lovena Chaput and an RBI single by Chelsi Lake. Three more runs in the sixth closed out the scoring for the Brakettes who got RBI doubles from Macchi and Mollica and an RBI triple by Baker.

The Sliders used three hurlers with Lorilyn Wilson the loser, Christy Robitaille and Kia Fennell. In addition to her triple, Baker had singles in the fourth and fifth innings to finish with three hits in four at-bats.

Stratford Brakettes pitchers Dani Hofer went 3-0, with 2 shutouts and Brandice Balschmiter went 1-0, 12 K.

  • MVP – Candice Baker, Stratford Brakettes (2-0, 21 K, also 3-4 with 3B and RBI in championship) – she also batted .411 for the tournament
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Lorilyn Wilson, Southern California Sliders
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Jenna Macchi, Stratford Brakettes
  • Batting Leader – Kaitlyn Cochran, Southern California Sliders (8-15) – .533
  • HR Leader – N/A


P – Brooke Baker, St. Louis Saints
P – Candice Baker, Stratford Brakettes
P – Lorilyn Ann Wilson, S. California Sliders
C – Crystal Krebs, Storm USA
1B – Kali Shirk, Storm USA
2B – Jenna Macchi, Stratford Brakettes
3B – Whitney Mollica, Stratford Brakettes
SS – Amanda Kamekona, S. California Sliders
OF – Lovena Chaput, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Gina Carbonatto, Storm USA
OF – Kaitlin Cochran, S. California Sliders
OF – Lisa Modglin, S. California Sliders
UTIL – Michelle Smith, S. California Sliders
UTIL – Natalie Peters, St. Louis Saints
UTIL – Killian Roessner, Stratford Brakettes


P – Courtney Piar, Amherst Lightning-Kulwick
P – Stacey Denlinger, Topton VIP
P – Chrissy Owens, Stratford Brakettes (1-0, no hitter)
C – Tessa Paolini, Amherst Lightning-Kulwick
1B – Deann Young, S. California Sliders
2B – Christa Gammon, St. Louis Saints
3B – Dawn Setter, Amherst Lightning-Kulwick
SS – Toni DiFilipo, Topton VIP
OF – Hayle Guess, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Nicole Willats, Buffalo Bisons
OF – Kristie Morcrette, Topton VIP
OF – Elizabeth Gall, Topton VIP
UTIL – Erin Miranda, Amherst Lightning-Kulwick
UTIL – Jackie Marten, St. Louis Saints
UTIL – Nikki Thompson, Buffalo Bisons


1. Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-0)
2. Southern Cal Sliders, Yorba Linda, CA (4-2)
3. Storm USA, Corona, CA (2-2)
4. St. Louis Saints, Manchester, MO (4-2)
5t. Topton VIPs, Hellerton, PA (2-2)
5t. Amherst Lightning-Kulwick, Amherst, NY (3-2)
7t. Buffalo Bisons, Buffalo, NY (2-2)
7t. WNY Xtreme, Orchard Park, NY (1-2)
9t. Lanova, Kenmore, NY (1-2)
9t. New York Freedom, Babylon, NY (1-2)
9t. Maurer & Scott Blasters, Coopersburg, PA (1-2)
9t. Amherst Lightning-Brooks, Amherst, NY (0-2)
13t. Staten Island Saints, Staten Island, NY (0-2)
13t. WNY Stampede, Lancaster, NY (0-2)

2006 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2006 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 28-October 1.

Champion – KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton, San Diego, California
Runner Up – Long Haul Trucking, Albertville, Minnesota

In a game that lasted only four innings, KME/Chaney’s/Body Glove routed a determined Long Haul team 33-9 in the championship game at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, OK to capture the 2006 ASA Class A National Championship. KME pounded out 32 hits in the final while holding Long Haul to just 13 hits. Brett Helmer (three doubles and a two-run homer) and outfielder John Bailey had four hits apiece to lead the high-powered KME offense. Bailey had a game-high nine RBIs on three homers and a single.  KME outfielder Donovan Pokraka went 3-4 with 2 RBIs in the championship game and was named the tournament MVP. Geno Buck added a solo homer, which was his 10th of the tournament to lead all hitters. In the 28 games played, a total of 217 HRs were hit by the 15 teams.

The Limit of 16 home runs (8 per team), was not reached once during the entire tournament. As a matter of fact, only six teams combined
for double digit Homers. The Class-A HR limit per team per game is 8.

  • MVP – Donavan Pokraka, KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pvtch Blakk/Easton (16-20, .800, 6 HR, 17 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Geno Buck, Long Haul Trucking (14-25, .560, 18 RBI) – 10 HR
  • Batting Leader – Jamie Nelson, Jean Shoppe/Worth (16-18, 4 HR, 14 RBI) – .889


P – Andy Purcell, KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton
C – Greg Flees, Long Haul Trucking
1B – Lloyd Watson, Cash Plus Pawn/Wood Law
2B – Prims Burbank, Abbey Printing/Bumpus Real Estate/Spurs
3B – Jeff Ott, KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton
SS – Jamie Nelson, Jean Shoppe/Worth
OF – Travis Lane, Jean Shoppe/Worth
OF – Dwayne Tackey, Cash Plus Pawn/Wood Law
OF – Donavan Pokraka, KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton
OF – Charles Dubois, Graco Broncos
UT – Dennis Rulli, KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton
UT – Tim Barger, Damage Control
UT – Brett Helmer, KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton
UT – Joey Galvan, Graco Broncos
UT – Tony Hanson, Long Haul Trucking


P – Brad Augedahl, Long Haul Trucking
C – Tim Baker, KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton
1B – Danny Sarmiento, KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton
2B – Jeff Ash, Cash Plus Pawn/Wood Law
3B – Dennis Shrum, Cash Plus Pawn/Wood Law
SS – Adam Peterson, Long Haul Trucking
OF – Rob Borchandt, Abbey Printing/Bumpus Real Estate/Spurs
OF – John Bailey, KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton
OF – Todd Rowe, Graco Broncos
OF – John Dutch, Jean Shoppe/Worth
UT – Bruce Neitsch, Abbey Printing/Bumpus Real Estate/Spurs
UT – Jay Lenz, Abbey Printing/Bumpus Real Estate/Spurs
UT – Victor Cordova, Jean Shoppe/Worth
UT – Richard Buck, Long Haul Trucking
UT – Steve Ashmore, Abbey Printing/Bumpus Real Estate/Spurs


1. KME/Chaney/Body Glove/Pytch Blakk/Easton San Diego, CA (5-0)
2. Long Haul Trucking Albertville, MN (6-2)
3. Jean Shoppe/Worth Macon, GA (3-2)
4. Abbey Printing/Bumpus Real Estate/Spurs Austin, TX (4-2)
5t. Armed Forces Philadelphia, PA (2-2)
5t. Damage Control Sullivan, WI (3-2)
7t. Cash Plus Pawn/Wood Law Dallas, TX (2-2)
7t. Graco Broncos Carrollton, TX (2-2)
9t. All Star Plumbing/CAI/Miken Lawton, OK (1-2)
9t. Rusty Electric Lawton, OK (1-2)
9t. Sherman Roofing Calera, OK (1-2)
9t. Walker Plumbing El Reno, OK (1-2)
13t. CSI/JSA Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
13t. Fort Sill Cannoneers Lawton, OK (0-2)
13t. Oklahoma Worth Muskogee, OK (0-2)

2006 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2006 held at Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin on September 1-4.

Champion –  Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Runner Up – Team TPS, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • MVP – Tom Bonlander, Dillinger’s
  • HR Champion – Brent Petsche, Jones Accounting/Bob’s Bar


P – Todd Albrecht, Dillinger’s
P – Ken Doane, Bonnell’s
P – Dean Moon, Schmidt Electric
C – Kevin Bonlander, Schmidt Electric
1B – Todd Wagner, Dillinger’s
2B – Paul Kryzanowski, Dillinger’s
3B – Dale Fracassi, Steve Fischer Construction
SS – Jason Corbett, Bonnell’s
OF – Mark Madigan, Schmidt Electric
OF – Tom Whitman, Dillinger’s
OF – Kurt Marzka, Team TPS
OF – Mark Bonlander, Dillinger’s
UTIL – Scott Leger, Secory Flyers
UTIL – Chad Freismuth, Team TPS
UTIL – Paul Juchno, Jr., Dillinger’s


P – Dave (O.J.) Kwaiser, Frank & Forster
P – Sam Stoltzfus, Bonnell’s
C – Aaron Carpenter, Secory Flyers
1B – Jon Brandel, Frank & Forster
2B – Mike Fracassi, Bonnell’s
3B – Brent Petsche, Jones Accounting/Bob’s Bar
SS – Arial Durango, Team TPS
OF – Ryan Nietupski, Bonnell’s
OF – Trever Marcks, Steve Fischer Construction
OF – Mike Canda, Frank & Forster
OF – Bill Moser, Secory Flyers
UTIL – Tony Cruz, Bonnell’s
UTIL – Jason Ramthun, Schmidt Electric
UTIL – Dan Krause, Schmidt Electric


1. Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, WI (6-0)
2. Team TPS, Green Bay, WI (4-2)
3. Bonnell’s, Erie, PA (5-2)
4. Schmidt Electric, Delano, MN (6-2)
5t. Frank & Forster, Saginaw, MI (3-2)
5t. Secory Flyers, Port Huron, MI (4-2)
7t. Jones Accounting/Bob’s Bar, Prairie du Chien, WI (3-2)
7t. Steve Fischer Construction, Pulaski, WI (2-2)
9t. Lighting Elysium, Valley Cottage, NY (2-2)
9t. Homeward Bound, Lancaster, WI (2-2)
9t. Symba’s/BW3, Green Bay, WI (2-2)
9t. Wrong Way Bar & Grill, Oconto, WI (2-2)
13t. Hooligan’s Gold, Plainfield, WI (1-2)
13t. Silver Dollar Swampers, Antigo, WI (1-2)
13t. Eagles, Fond du Lac, WI (1-2)
13t. Home State Bank, Atwater, MN (1-2)
17t. Willmar City Sanitation, Hector, MN (0-2)
17t. Gillies, Midland, MI (0-2)
17t. Cropsey’s, Green Bay, WI (0-2)
17t. Michigan Indians, Plymouth, MI (0-2)
17t. Major Tom’s/Exhaust Pro’s, De Pere, WI (0-2)
17t. Beaver’s Lounge, Manchester, IA (0-2)
17t. Slugger’s, Wild Rose, WI (0-2)
17t. Joe’s Lobster House, Staten Island, NY (0-2)

2006 ASA Men’s (9) A Modified Pitch Nationals

2006 held at Decatur, Alabama on September 1-4.

Champion –  Mickey’s, Midland, Michigan
Runner Up – Granite State Eagles, East Kingston, New Hampshire

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – David Fancher, Granite State Eagles
  • HR Champion – Dane Devereaux, Mickey’s


P – Eric Wilson, Mickey’s
P – Rob McQueen, Granite State Eagles
P – James Pinkston, Legends
C – Justin Davis, Mickey’s
1B – Jon Carter, Granite State Eagles
2B – Eric Fonseca, Granite State Eagles
3B – Dane Devereaux, Mickey’s
SS – Javier Colon, Legends
OF – Mike Hargrove, Legends
OF – Douglas Durr, Legends
OF – Martin Jimenez, Lynx
OF – Marshall Gray, Mickey’s
UTIL – David Fancher, Granite State Eagles
UTIL – Jason Benoit, Granite State Eagles
UTIL – Dennis Sian, Mickey’s


1. Mickey’s, Midland, MI (6-1)
2. Granite State Eagles, East Kingston, NH (3-2)
3. Legends, Fairhaven, MA (2-2)
4. Lynx, East Boston, MA (3-2)
5t. Wild’s Heating, Midland, MI (1-2)
5t. Reflections, Miami, FL (1-2)
7t. Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
7t. Memphis Cobras, Memphis, TN (0-2)
9. Durham Speed Boys, Durham, NC (0-2)