Category: ASA

2003 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2003 held at Sanford, Florida.

Champion – Hague/Resmondo/Taylor Brothers/Sunbelt, Columbus, Ohio
Runner Up – Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, California

This was the final year of the Super until is was reborn in 2013.

  • MVP – Howie Krause, Resmondo/Hague (11-16, .688, 7 HR, 16 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Brett Helmer, Dan Smith/Backman (23 RBI) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Bob Woldyk, US Vinyl (12-13, 4 HR) – .923


P – Andy Purcell, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
C – Hank Garris, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
1B – Jeff Wallace, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
2B – Brett Helmer, Dan Smith/Blackman/Menosse (11 HR, 23 RBI)
3B – Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt (11-16, .688, 7 HR, 16 RBI)
SS – Dal Beggs, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
MI – Todd Martin, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
OF – Scott Striebel, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
OF – Rick Baker, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
OF – Robin Higginbotham, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
UTIL – Bob Woldyk, U.S. Vinyl/Z Wear/Miken (12-13, .923, 4 HR)
UTIL – Dennis Rulli, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
UTIL – Todd Joerling, Dan Smith/Backman/Menosse
UTIL – Randy Kortokrax, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt
UTIL – Rusty Bumgardner, Hague/Resmondo/Sunbelt


P – Shane DuBose, Dan Smith/Blackman/Menosse/Easton
C – RJ Howerton, US Vinyl/Z-Wear/Miken
1B – Jeff Hall, Dan Smith/Blackman/Menosse/Easton
2B – Joel Ramos, Bell Corporation/Easton
3B – Mike Zerbe, Bell Corporation/Easton
SS – Demond Thomas, Dan Smith/Blackman/Menosse/Easton
MI – Scott Brown, Dan Smith/Blackman/Menosse/Easton
OF – John McGraw, US Vinyl/Z-Wear/Miken
OF – Randall Boone, Dan Smith/Blackman/Menosse/Easton
OF – Bryson Baker, Resmondo/Hagae/Sunbelt/Taylor
UTIL – Billo Harvey, T&R Stucco/Easton
UTIL – Paul Cullen, Vernon’s/Higgs Properties
UTIL – Ronnie James, US Vinyl/Z-Wear/Miken
UTIL – Ray Cowart, US Vinyl/Z-Wear/Miken
UTIL – Mike Chambliss, T&R Stucco/Easton


1. Resmondo/Hague/Taylor Brothers/Sunbelt, Columbus, OH (3-0)
2. Dan Smith/Backman/Mennose/Easton, San Jose, CA (4-2)
3. US Vinyl/Community Access/Z-Wear/Wooters/Miken, Chattanooga, TN (1-2)
4. Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL (1-2)
5t. T&R Stucco/Easton, Polk City, FL (1-2)
5t. Vernon’s/Higgs Properties/Miken, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)

2003 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2003 held at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on September 5-7.

Champion –  Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Runner Up – Cheers II, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

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


P – Todd Albrecht, Dillinger’s
P – William Doane, Otter River Otters
C – Jeff Moon, Dillinger’s
1B – Todd Bonlander, Dillinger’s
2B – Paul Wagner, Dillinger’s
3B – Rusty Kryzanowski, Dillinger’s
SS – Mike Fracassi, Bonnell’s Steel City
OF – Jim Corbett, Dillinger’s
OF – Mark Madigan, Cheer’s II
OF – Paul Whitman, Otter River Otters
OF – Brooks Marzka, Bonnell’s Steel City
UTIL – Tom Bonlander, Dillinger’s
UTIL – Adam Leger, Otter River Otters
UTIL – Jason Freismuth, Cheer’s II
UTIL – Bob Juchno, Jr., Bonnell’s Steel City


1. Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, WI (7-1)
2. Cheers II, Fond du Lac, WI (4-2)
3. Bonnell’s Steel City, Erie, PA (3-2)
4. Otter River Otters, Baldwinville, MA (4-2)
5t. Hovden Oil, Decorah, IA (2-2)
5t. Wallace Lawn Care, Midland, MI (2-2)
7t. Goode’s Inn, Weyauwega, WI (2-2)
7t. Mountain Bay Bar & Grill, Eland, WI (1-2)
9t. Michigan Indians, Plymouth, MI (0-2)
9t. Fast Pax, Saginaw, MI (0-2)
9t. Home State Bank, Atwater, MN (1-2)
9t. O’Hares/Subway, Bay City, MI (1-2)
13t. PACC, Webster, MA (0-2)
13t. Silver Dollar Swampers, Aniwa, WI (0-2)

2003 ASA Men’s (9) Modified Pitch Nationals

2003 held at Burlington, North Carolina on August 28-September 1.

Champion – L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth, Staten Island, New York
Runner Up – Skyliners/Teel’s, Midland Park, New Jersey

  • MVP – Reginald Barrau, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth
  • Batting Champion – Reginald Barrau, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth
  • HR Champion – Frank Degroat, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth


P – Gary Thomas, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth
P – Steve Platt, Skyliners/Teel’s
P – Steve Mikos, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth
C – Frank Degroat, Skyliners/Teel’s
C – Pete Lynch, Harmon Home/Rt. 4
1B – Jeff Hook, Skyliners/Teel’s
2B – Chad Busch, Skyliners/Teel’s
3B – Kevin Cordrey, Shockers
SS – Chad McConnell, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth
OF – Reginald Barrau, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth
OF – Mo Kandous, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth
UTIL – Keith Cordrey, Shockers
UTIL – George McConnell, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth
UTIL – Gary Ferraro, L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth
UTIL – Steve Daum, Skyliners/Teel’s


P – Luis Cedeno, Westminster Chiropractic
P – Darren Rea, Skyliners/Teel’s
C – Joe Berube, Westminster Chiropractic
1B – James Fitzpatrick, Westminster Chiropractic
2B – Jimmy Maddox, Budweiser
3B – Mike Hoadley, Westminster Chiropractic
SS – Brian Lankford, Shockers
OF – Chris Gwasda, Texas Liquids
OF – Jamie Jarman, Shockers
OF – Bobby Calderon, Harmon Home/Rt. 4
OF – James Owens, Team Budweiser
UTIL – Jeff Benedict, Bonnell’s Steel City
UTIL – Tony Cruz, Bonnell’s Steel City
UTIL – Brooks Marzka, Bonnell’s Steel City
UTIL – David Dill, Budweiser


1. L&P/Franco/Rolaids/Worth, Staten Island, NY (6-0)
2. Skyliners/Teel’s, Midland Park, NJ (9-2)
3. Shockers, Mardela, MD (4-2)
4. Westminster Chiropractic, Westminster, MA (6-2)
5t. Bonnell’s Steel City, Erie, PA (3-2)
5t. Texas Liquids, Middletown, NJ (3-2)
7t. Harmon Home/Rt. 4, Staten Island, NY (4-2)
7t. Budweiser, Greensboro, MD (3-2)
9t. Team Budweiser, Detroit, MI (4-2)
9t. Lakeway Sports, Morristown, TN (3-2)
9t. Legends, Fairhaven, MA (2-2)
9t. Netspoke/Tighe Club, Concord, NH (2-2)
13t. Trump Softball, Albany, NY (3-2)
13t. Dayton Flyers, Newton, MA (2-2)
13t. Dominican Allstars, Miami, FL (2-2)
13t. Speedboys, Durham, NC (2-2)
17t. BSC, Oxford, PA (2-2)
17t. Secory Flyers, Port Huron, MI (2-2)
17t. Shaw Chiropractic, Port Huron, MI (2-2)
17t. Tremont Towing, Miami, FL (2-2)
17t. Baywood Softball Club, Saginaw, MI (1-2)
17t. Matarazzo Sea Dogs, Stoneham, MA (1-2)
17t. Cobras, Memphis, TN (1-2)
17t. Warriors, Chapel Hill, NC (1-2)
25t. ADCO/Tool Shed, Staten Island, NY (1-2)
25t. Gartner, Bayshore, NY (1-2)
25t. Long Island Storm, Long Island, NY (1-2)
25t. Munch Landscaping, West Islip, NY (1-2)
25t. Amer/Natural Healing, Keene, NH (0-2)
25t. Boichot Concrete, Lansing, MI (0-2)
25t. Fort Apache Dodgers, Bronx, NY (0-2)
25t. Rick’s Auto Body, Midland, MI (0-2)
33t. Ac’s Cards & Games, Revere, MA (0-2)
33t. Freebirds, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Heimey’s Place, New Germany, MN (0-2)
33t. K.C. Allstars, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Starter & Generator, Morristown, TN (0-2)
33t. Talbert’s Food Mart, Chapel Hill, NC (0-2)

2003 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2003 held at Midland, Michigan on July 10-13.

Champion – The Farm Tavern, Madison, Wisconsin
Runner Up – Circle Tap, Denmark, Wisconsin (48-13)

Farm Tavern went undefeated (5-0) and beat Circle Tap (5-2) in final behind the pitching of Todd Martin (3-0), who won his 3rd game of the tournament. Jason Hanson hit a home run for the Farm Tavern. Hanson put Farm out ahead on a lead-off homer in the first inning and Farm expanded its margin to 4-0 on RBI singles by Todd Budke, Cliff Widsom and Smet. All of the runs in the second were unearned off losing pitcher Rob Scheller (2-1).

Circle Tap closed the gap to 4-1 when it scored its first run in the third on an RBI double by Delarwelle, bringing across Jess Ellestad who had walked after one out. In the fourth inning with one out, Circle Tap pitcher Rob Scheller and his catcher, Don Garvey, were both ejected from the game by home plate umpire Bryan Smith. Garvey went first and Scheller, who threw his glove after Garvey was ejected, followed.

Trevor Wardell replaced Scheller on the mound and third baseman Todd Malnory went behind the plate. Malnory, however, didn’t last long as he was ejected in his next at-bat for arguing a called third strike.

Chad Huebner replaced Malnory behind the plate to start the fifth inning and Circle Tap coach Wayne Kruger even inserted himself into the lineup at first. Circle Tap decided to call the game after batting in the sixth inning so it wouldn’t miss their airplane flight.

Scheller was the loser, hurling 3 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and one earned run. Wardell hurled 2 2/3 innings and gave up one hit. He fanned two. Budke of Farm Tavern had three hits in four at-bats.

A record 62 HR were hit by the 22 teams entered.

Gerald Muizelaar, Kelso; Jody Henniger, Fed Lock and Trevor Wardell, Circle Tap (all were 3-1). Wardell’s pitching mate, Rob Scheller was 2-1 for Circle Tap.

  • MVP – Chris Delarwelle, Circle Tap (13-25, .520, 4 HR, 13 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Dan Smet, The Farm Tavern (8-13) – .615
  • HR Leader – Chris Delarwelle, Circle Tap (13 RBI)  – 4
  • HR Leader – Todd Garcia, Team Lyons (13 RBI) – 4
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Paul Algar, Farm Tavern (2-0, 14 IP, 24 K, 0 ER, 2 Hits, 2 shutouts, no hitter)


P – Paul Algar, Farm Tavern
P – Todd Martin, Farm Tavern (3-0, 22 IP, 37 K)
P – Trevor Wardell, Circle Tap
C – Todd Garcia, Team Lyons
1B – Dan Smet, Farm Tavern
2B – Jason Hanson, Farm Tavern
3B – Todd Budke, Farm Tavern
SS – Chad Boom, Midland Explorers
OF – Colin Abbott, Farm Tavern
OF – Chris Delarwelle, Circle Tap
OF – Bill Kranz, Fred’s Interiors
OF – Steve Schucker, Fedlock Falcons
UTIL – Jess Ellestad, Circle Tap
UTIL – Steve Price, Team Lyons
UTIL – Steve Schott, Kelso Fast Pitch


P – Frank Cox, Kelso Fast Pitch
P – Jody Hennigar, Fedlock Falcons
P – Jeremy Manley, Pueblo Bandits
C – Ray Reinagel, Kelso Fast Pitch
1B – Gerry Kennedy, Team Lyons
2B – Steve Horning, Midland Explorers
3B – Marc Santillano, Team Lyons
SS – Mark Moziejko, Pueblo Bandits
OF – Ehren Earleywine, Midland Explorers
OF – Steve Mullaley, Ashland Coors Light
OF – Jeremy Schaeffer, Fred’s Interiors
OF – Brad Sprau, Pueblo Bandits
UTIL – Gin Barnes, Page Brake
UTIL – Joe Morales, HIS Construction
UTIL – Jason Porto, Team Lyons


1. Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (5-0)
2. Circle Tap, Denmark, WI (5-2)
3. Team Lyons, Fresno, CA (4-2)
4. Fedlock Falcons, Washington, DC (3-2)
5t. Kelso Fast Pitch, Kelso, MO (5-2)
5t. Pueblo Bandits, Pueblo, CO (3-2)
7t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (3-2)
7t. Fred’s Interiors, Dubuque, IA (3-2)
9t. His Construction, Houston, TX (2-2)
9t. Page Brake, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2)
9t. Andreas Construction/Bernie’S Tavern, Homer, MI (1-2)
9t. Frontier Players Casino, St. Joseph, MO (1-2)
13t. Ashland Coors Light, Ashland, OH (2-2)
13t. Dolan And Murphy, Aurora, IL (2-2)
13t. Priority Mortgage, Charleviox, MI (1-2)
13t. Bloomington Stix, Bloomington, IL (0-2)
17t. Can-Am Windmillers, Reading, PA (0-2)
17t. Frankenmuth Driving School, Frankenmuth, MI (0-2)
17t. Masterkey Northern, Ann Arbor, MI (0-2)
17t. Plangger’s Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (0-2)
17t. Up To Date Printing, Millington, MI (0-2)
17t. Winterset A’s, Winterset, IA (0-2)

2003 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2003 held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

Champion: Shooters/Worth, Orlando, Florida (East)
Runner Up: Texas Sportz/Miken, San Antonio, Texas (West)

Women’s Major Class Discontinued and “OPEN” Class was initiated.

Women’s Open Class: Starting in 2003- ASA Reorganized the Women’s Slow Pitch National Classifications – The OPEN Class was started in 2003 — Women’s Slow Pitch OPEN Classification now includes Class-Major, Class-A and Class-B. From 2003-2006, ASA Women’s Open Class Tournament had 2 separate National Championship Tournaments; East Open and West Open. The two winners then met in Oklahoma City in a Best of 5 Series for the Women’s Open National Championship. All America teams were selected at both the East and West National Tournaments, along with MVPs, Batting Champions, etc. In the Best of 5 Final Series, only an MVP was selected.

2003 (at Oklahoma City, OK – East vs West National Championship Final Series)
SCORES: Shooters/Worth 21-11, 16-18, 18-30, 20-7, 26-12 – (3 games to 2)
It took the Shooters and Texas Sportz five games to decide the champion in the Women’s Open division at the Hooters Championship Series. Down 2-1 in the series, the Shooters rallied for big wins in the game four and five to take the Championship Series title. The Shooters blew out Texas Sportz 21-11 in game one and looked as if it would breeze through the series will little effort but things didn’t work quite that way. Kami Marrott went 4-for-4 with a double to pace the Shooters offensively. Texas Sportz managed to hold on for an 18-16 win in game two to even the series at 1-1. Ami Gresham launched a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning to give her squad the lead. Shannon Pigott and Robin Kenowith each drove in two RBI in the game. In game three Texas Sportz drilled the Shooters 30-18 put itself one game away from the title. Texas Sportz scored 13 runs in the first two innings and capped off the game with a 10 run sixth to close out the game. Cindy Trevino went 5-for-5 with three RBI while Gresham contributed with a four hits, two home runs and four RBI. Finishing second just wasn’t an option for the Shooters as they stormed back with a 20-7 win in game four to force the fifth and deciding game. Lisa Lines and Tiffany Daniels each went 4-for-4 while Daniels drove in a game high four RBI. Knotted at 3-3 after two innings, the Shooters began to pull away with a five run third inning. With the game still in doubt entering the seventh, the Shooters exploded for 11 runs in the top of the seventh to prove they are the best in the Women’s Open division. Series MVP Robin Berkowitz went 3-for-3 with a two run home run and two walks. Shooters outscored Texas Sportz in the 5 games 101-78.

  • MVP – Robin Berkowitz, Shooters/Worth (3-3 in final game with HR and 2 Walks)
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • Home Run Leaders – N/A

2003 ASA Open Women’s East held at Auburn, Alabama.

Champion: Shooters, Orlando, Florida
Runner Up: Armed Forces, Eglin AFB, Florida

Shooters defeated Armed Forced 12-1 in the Championship final.

  • East MVP – Jamie Sheriff, Shooters
  • East Batting Leader – Verda Hacker, WET/MMG Miken
  • East Home Run Leaders – Michelle Vance, Shooters – 1
  • East Home Run Leaders – Leslie Boles, WET/MMG Miken – 1


P – Theresa Hunt, Shooters
C – Patricia Wimsatt, WET/MMG Miken
1B – Jamie Sheriff, Shooters
2B – Jean Heitzman, Armed Forces
3B – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces
SS – Chris Schultz, Made to Order
OF – Diane Hatch, Shooters
OF – Carol Rakich, APPCO Sports/Duke’s Tavern
OF – Jean Tripam, Made to Order
OF – Stacy Robinson, Armed Forces
UT – Lisa Pugh, Made to Order
UT – Verda Hacker, WET/MMG Miken
UT – Gretchen McMullen, Armed Forces
UT – Jen Fox, Max Magees
UT – Ninia Ybarra, Armed Forces


P – Laurie Doughty, Armed Forces
C – Robin Berkowitz, Shooters
1B – Dawn Scott, APPCO Sports/Duke’s Tavern
2B – Kim Dean, Shooters
3B – Laura Lynn, WET/MMG Miken
SS – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters
OF – Mary Quin, Made to Order
OF – Beth Proffitt, Max Magees
OF – Stephanie Minix, Armed Forces
OF – Lisa Lines, Shooters
UT – Kami Marrott, Shooters
UT – Donna Owens, WET/MMG Miken
UT – Dolores Shank, APPCO Sports/Duke’s Tavern
UT – Chris Wellendorf, Shooters
UT – Jamie Thompson, Armed Forces


1. Shooters, Orlando, FL (5-1)
2. Armed Forces, Eglin AFB, FL (6-2)
3. WET/MMG Miken, Columbia, KY (2-2)
4. Made to Order, Skokie, IL (3-2)
5t. Nick’s Café, New Cumberland, PA (3-2)
5t. JTB/USA Blazers, Phenix City, AL (1-2)
7t. Max Magees, Boothwyn, PA (2-2)
7t. Appco Sports/Duke’s, Springfield, PA (2-2)
9t. Michigan Rage, Delta Township, MI (0-2)
9t. Fortin, Westbrooke, ME (0-2)
9t. Reamstown AA, Reamstown, PA (0-2)
9t. Ness Auto Sales, Lodi, WI (0-2)
13. Challengers, Maroa, IL (0-2)

2003 ASA Open Women’s West held at Killeen, Texas.

Champion: Texas Sportz/Miken, San Antonio, Texas
Runner Up: Ladies First, Los Angeles, California

Texas Sportz/Miken defeated Ladies First 9-5 in the Championship final.

  • West MVP – Shannon Piggott, Texas Sportz
  • West Batting Leader – Karina Osuna, Ladies First
  • West Home Run Leader -Shannon Piggott, Texas Sportz


P – Tracy Jones, Ladies First
C – Sheryl Johnson, Texas Angels
1B – Kristina Ibrom, Texas Angels
2B – Terry Graham, Seattle Hawks
3B – Sunshine Exparza, Ladies First
SS – Robin Kenowith, Texas Sportz/Miken
OF – Gina Perez, Texas Sportz/Miken
OF – Karina Osuna, Ladies First
OF – Jennifer Abramson, Ladies First
OF – Shari Rider, Seattle Hawks
UTIL – Angie Miller, DeCarlow Homes
UTIL – Dawn Forman, Texas Angels
UTIL – Hortencia Cabreera, Carpet Masters
UTIL – Becky Zalesnik, Texas Sportz/Miken
UTIL – Leonla Fliegel, DeCarlow Homes
UTIL – Shannon Piggott, Texas Sportz/Miken


1. Texas Sportz/Miken, San Antonio, TX (6-1)
2. Ladies First, Los Angeles, CA (4-2)
3. Texas Angels, Highland, TX (4-2)
4. Seattle Hawks, Renton, WA (3-2)
5t. Decarlow Homes, Ashland, OR (3-2)
5t. Carpet Masters, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
7t. Drillers, Austin, TX (2-2)
7t. Mcclarnon Properties, Nixa, MO (2-2)
9t. K-OSS, Fort Hood, TX (1-2)
9t. Strike Back, Killeen, TX (1-2)
9t. Sports Page, Billings, MT (0-2)
9t. Lady Merchants, Wheelock, TX (0-2)
13t. Down & Dirty, Killeen, TX (0-2)
13t. Velocity, Santa Fe, TX (0-2)
13t. Land of Magic/1st Citizens Bank, Butte, MT (0-2)

2002 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2002 held at Auburn, Alabama.

Champion: Diamond Queens, Nashville, Tennessee
Runner Up: Shooters/Worth, Orlando, Florida

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • Home Run Leader – N/A


P – Mary Hoff, Diamond Queens
C – Sondra Landry, Diamond Queens
1B – Jackie Watkins, Diamond Queens
2B – Jamie Sheriff, Shooters/Worth
3B – Sirene Johnson, Diamond Queens
SS – Stacie Symonds, Diamond Queens
OF – Diane Hatch, Shooters/Worth
OF – Tina Brannon, Shooters/Worth
OF – Lynnie France, Diamond Queens
OF – Buffy Arms, Diamond Queens
UT – Michelle Vance, Shooters/Worth
UT – Tabitha Best, Diamond Queens
UT – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters/Worth
UT – Cindy Corrado, Diamond Queens
UT – Tonja Russell, Shooters/Worth


1. Diamond Queens, Nashville, TN (3-0)
2. Shooters/Worth, Orlando, FL (2-1)
3. Varsity Graphics, Livonia, MI (1-1)
4. Armstrong Ceiling, Murfreesboro, TN (0-1)

2002 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2002 held at Stratford, Connecticut.

Champion – Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (78-1)
Runner Up – California Hurricanes, Perris, California

The Women’s Major Fast Pitch National Softball Tournament concluded here last night, with the host Brakettes edging the California Hurricanes 1-0 to win their 24th national title.

The tournament was bedeviled by a scheduling conflict that left the game’s 17 best players in San Diego preparing for an international tournament in Japan that begins next week. Those 17 players belong to the U.S. National Team, and six of them are members of last year’s champion.

With runners on second and third and two outs in the sixth inning, pinch hitter Robyn King singled to center driving in Michelle Gates with the game’s only run in the championship game. The Brakettes have now won their 24th national title since 1947.

  • MVP – Cat Osterman, Stratford Brakettes (2-0, 32 Ks, 14 IP, 2 ER, 3 Hits, 1 Shutout)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Cat Osterman, Stratford Brakettes
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Liz Dennis, Iowa Dynasty
  • Batting Leader – Liz Dennis, Iowa Dynasty (10-21, HR) – .476
  • HR Leader – Erica Martinez, Iowa Dynasty – 2
  • HR Leader – Kim Palmer, St. Louis Saints – 2


P – Tia Bollinger, California Hurricanes
P – Kaci Clark, Stratford Brakettes (2-0, 2 shutouts, 24 K, 14 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, no-hitter, won final game 1-0)
P – Catherine Osterman, Stratford Brakettes
C – Keri McCallum, Stratford Brakettes
1B – Diane Stowe, St. Louis Saints
2B – Beth Wade, St. Louis Saints
3B – Liz Dennis, Iowa Dynasty
SS – Natalie Bennett, St. Louis Saints
OF – Kim Palmer, St. Louis Saints
OF – Brenda DeBlaise, Allentown Patriots
OF – Erin Mobley, California Hurricanes
OF – Bridget Fournie, St. Louis Saints
UTIL – Kellie Wilkerson, Stratford Brakettes
UTIL – Erin Rahn, California Hurricanes
UTIL – Adrianne Blackman, Iowa Dynasty


P – Casey Hunter, St. Louis Saints
P – Nicole Bohnenstiehl, St. Louis Saints
P – Katie McFadden, Elite Force
C – Jessica Basher, Iowa Dynasty
1B – Lauren Schwendimann, Iowa Dynasty
2B – Carrie Leto, California Hurricanes
3B – Danielle Quiones, California Hurricanes
SS – Amanda Jensen, Elite Force
OF – Germaine Fairchild, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Erica Martinez, Iowa Dynasty
OF – Rachel Gensch, Elite Force
OF – Kristy Heyser, Topton VIP’s
UTIL – Kristin Johnson, Iowa Dynasty
UTIL – Michelle Gates, Stratford Brakettes
UTIL – Amy Fouts, Elite Force


1. Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-0)
2. California Hurricanes, Riverside, CA (4-2)
3. Iowa Dynasty, Iowa City, IA (4-2)
4. St. Louis Saints, St. Louis, MO (4-2)
5t. Allentown Patriots, Allentown, PA (2-2)
5t. Topton VIP’s, Topton, PA (2-2)
7t. New Jersey Divas, Linden, NJ (1-2)
7t. Elite Force, Palos Hills, IL (2-2)
9t. Stratford Breakers, Stratford, CT (0-2)
9t. Adirondack Ice, Albany, NY (0-2)
9t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (1-2)
9t. Connecticut Classics, New Haven, CT (1-2)
13t. Hamden Eclipse, Hamden, CT (0-2)
13t. Stratford Seahawks, Stratford, CT (0-2)

L-R, top row – Coach Jay Stratton, Michelle Gates, Coach / Scorer Jeff Ellis, Kaci Clark, Alicia Smith, Frankie Spruce, Donna McLean, Robyn King, Sara Jewett, Keri McCallum, Erica Sobel, Karrie Rider, Coach Patti Fernandes, GM Bob Baird, Manager John Stratton. Bottom row – Batgirl Sam, Nikki Myers, Kellie Wilkerson, Jen Fisher, Cat Osterman, Danielle Henderson, Jen Smith, Lea Mishlan, Germaine Fairchild, Batgirl Katie.

2002 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2002 held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion – Mountain Top/Advanced, Texarkana, Texas (West)
Runner Up – WW Gay/Aubrey’s/TPS, Gainesville, Florida (East)

SCORES: Mountain Top/Advanced; 26-28, 18-25, 28-13, 31-19, 36-31.

Mountain Top, down 2 games to 0, mounted an improbable comeback and won 3 straight to win the 5 game series 3 games to 2. Outscoring WW Gay 95-63 in those 3 games and 139-118 in the series.

  • Game 1 – W.W. Gay/Aubrey’s (Gainesville, FL) scored eight runs in the sixth inning to evoke the 15-run mercy rule and defeat Mountain Top/Advanced (Texarkana, TX) in the opening game of the Men’s Class A division of the Hooters Championship Series. Sean Snow went 5-for-5 with five singles and scored four times to lead W.W. Gay at the plate. John Thomas and Billy Eurice each connected for two home runs while Chad Carver and Ken Carlton hit the other two for W.W. Gay. Advanced/Mountain Top first baseman Vince Bisbee went three-for-three and scored three runs to provide a spark in the offense. Paul Sheppard provided the power for Advanced/Mountain Top going 2-for-2 with two home runs. W.W. Gay, who lost its long-time manager N.C. Ryals just a week ago to a sudden heart attack, are playing this tournament in his memory. These two teams meet again tomorrow at 10 a.m. in game two of the Hooters Championship Series.
  • Game 2 – In a see-saw battle in Men’s Class A in the Hooters Championship Series it came down to who would get the last at-bat. W.W. Gay/Aubrey’s ( Gainesville , FL ) won the toss in game two and capitalized with a walk-off home run by Billy Eurice in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Mountain Top/Advanced ( Texarkana , TX ) 28-26. Eurice remained perfect at the plate for the tournament going 4-four-4 with two home runs and five RBI. So far in the tournament, Eurice is 7-for-7 with four home runs and 13 RBI. Other standout performances for W.W. Gay came from Mike Thomas (3-for-4, six RBI), Chad Carver (2-for-4, five RBI) and Jose Santiago (4-for-4, three RBI). Mountain Top/Advanced looked strong at the plate full-filling its home run limit of nine in the sixth inning. Despite not having the long ball to rely on, Advanced was able to score seven runs in the seventh to extend its lead to 26-23 but the lead would not hold. Paul Sheppard went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI to pace Advanced at the plate. John Glidewell had three home runs in the game while Wade Casey finished with two. W.W. Gay could close out the series in three games today when it faces Advanced at 2 p.m. at Lagoon Park
  • Game 3 – Mountain Top/Advanced (Texarkana, TX) kept its national championship hopes alive in game three of the Men’s Class A division of the Hooters Championship Series with a 25-18 victory over W.W. Gay/ Aubrey’s (Gainesville, FL). Rickie Robbins came through in the clutch going 5-for-5 with five runs scored, two home runs and five RBI. Matt Arlett had two home runs and six RBI, while Wade Casey went 2-for-3 with four RBI. Shawn Snow hit a grand slam in the fourth and went 3-for-5 in the game with six RBI to lead W.W. Gay offensively. Billy Eurice, one of the most explosive offensive players in the tournament, once again went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI.
  • Game 4 – Mountain Top/Advanced (Texarkana, TX) came back from an 0-2 deficit to win game four in just five innings, 31-19, over W.W. Gay/Aubrey’s (Gainesville, FL) to force a fifth and deciding game in the best of five series. Advanced outscored W.W. Gay 21-9 in the first three innings to distance itself in the contest. Shawn Robinson went 5-for-5 with a home run, scored four and drove in three runs. Wade Casey also contributed big in the game going 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI. Shawn Snow had another big game for W.W. Gay going 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI. Trey Royal was perfect with three hits and three RBIs.
  • Game 5 – Mountain Top/Advanced of Texarkana, TX did the improbable and came back from an 0-2 deficit in the best of five series to win three consecutive games including the all important game five to class the national championship for the Men’s Class A division at the Hooters National Championship Series. Advanced defeated W.W. Gay/Aubrey’s of Gainesville , FL 36-31 in the final game to claim the title. After exhausting its allotment of home runs for the game in the fifth inning, Advanced had to rely on timely base hits to take the lead in the seventh inning. It managed to score 12 runs in the seventh without a home run to its credit. W.W. Gay mounted a charge in the final frame, scoring four runs but was unable to keep the ball in the park and were called out for going over its home run limit. Vince Bisbee was a popular choice for MVP after going 3-for-7 with four runs scored in the final game. Teammate Richie Robbins went 5-for-7 with seven RBI in the championship game, while Rob Gundry and Shawn Robinson both accounted for two home runs and five RBI for the winning team. Brett McDaniel starred for W.W. Gay in the finale going 4-for-6 with two home runs and seven RBI. Billy Eurice also had a good night at the plate going 4-for-6 with a home run and four RBI.

  • MVP – Vince Bisbee, Mountain Top (19-26, .733, 4 HR)
  • HR Leader – Wade Casey, Mountain Top – (16-26, .615) 8 HR
  • Batting Leader – John Glidewell, Mountain Top – (22-26, 6 HR) .846

2002 ASA A East Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals – held at Jacksonville, Florida on August 30 – September 2.

Champion – WW Gay/Aubrey’s/TPS, Gainesville, Florida
Runner Up – Team Ball/Worth, Dothan, Alabama

WW Gay beat Team Ball 26-10 in winners bracket final, then Team Ball eliminated Smokes ABS/Joe Corbi’s/Mizuno in losers bracket final 28-16 to get to the final. WW Gay won final championship game in a rout 29-9 and went 7-0

  • MVP – Mike Thomas, WW/Gay/Aubrey’s/TPS (.864, 4 HR)
  • Batting Champion – Lou Mongelli, Berardi’s/TPS
  • HR Champion – BJ Fulk, Smoke/ABS/Joe Corbi’s/Mizuno


P – Kevin Shumate, Smokes/ABS/Joe Corbis/Mizuno
C – Billy Evirce, W. W. Gay Aubrey/TPS
1B – Mike Thomas, W. W. Gay Aubrey/TPS
2B – Fred Ditto, Berardi’s/TPS
3B – Preston Taylor, W. W. Gay Aubrey/TPS
SS – Jose Santiago, W. W. Gay Aubrey/TPS
OF – Joe Resing, Berardi’s/TPS
OF – Brett McDaniel, W. W. Gay Aubrey/TPS
OF – BJ Fulk, Smokes/ABS/Joe Corbis/Mizuno
OF – Stacy Howell, Team Ball/Worth
UTIL – Lou Mongelli, Berardi’s/TPS
UTIL – David Allen, Smokes/ABS/Joe Corbis/Mizuno
UTIL – Tim Lee, Team Ball/Worth
UTIL – Keith Martin, Team Ball/Worth
UTIL – John Thomas, W. W. Gay Aubrey/TPS


P – Chad Carver, W. W. Gay Aubrey/TPS
C – William Kirby Murphy, Team DeMarini
1B – Doug Flowers, Smokes/ABS/Joe Corbis/Mizuno
2B – Ken Ezzell, Smokes/ABS/Joe Corbis/Mizuno
3B – Bob Boyers, Berardi’s/TPS
SS – Craig “Chickie” Palermo, Team DeMarini
OF – James Franklin, Berardi’s/TPS
OF – Tim Finn, Team DeMarini
OF – Caleb Rabenold, Jax Sports Cards
OF – Rusty Huggins, Jax Sports Cards
UTIL – Eric Williams, Jax Sports Cards
UTIL – Curt Gleaton, Team Ball/Worth
UTIL – Scott Wiggins, Team Ball/Worth
UTIL – Jim Rogers, Smokes/ABS/Joe Corbis/Mizuno
UTIL – James Nelson, Team Ball/Worth


1. W. W. Gay Aubrey/TPS, Gainesville, FL (7-0)
2. Team Ball/Worth, Dothan, AL (5-2)
3. Smokes/ABS/Joe Corbis/Mizuno, Delaware, OH (7-2)
4. Berardi’s/Tps, Louisville, KY (4-2)
5t. Team Demarini, Cranston, RI (5-2)
5t. Jax Sports Cards, Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
7t. Suncoast/Uni-Floz/Nike, Sarasota, FL (3-2)
7t. Sportstars/Miken, Louisville, KY (4-2)
9t. Riverside/TPS, Mt. Washington, KY (2-2)
9t. Team Mizuno, Ft. Pierce, FL (3-2)
9t. Frank-N-Steins/Marodi, Jeanette, KY (2-2)
9t. Big Fogg, Jacksonville, FL (2-2)
13t. Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (2-2)
13t. Sid Grinker Co./TPS, Sullivan, WI (1-2)
13t. Central Paving, Carmel, IN (1-2)
13t. Ohio Sealants, Willoughby, OH (2-2)
17t. Checking/Worth, New Haven, CT (1-2)
17t. B & A Cab/Excalibur, Harrison, OH (0-2)
17t. SCB/Denalex, Long Island, NY (1-2)
17t. Treble-Rish/Engineering, Tallahassee, FL (1-2)
17t. Cooper Sports/Specialty/Vending/Worth, Hamilton, OH (1-2)
17t. B & C/Miken, Edmonton, KY (0-2)
17t. Thompson Realtors/Merchants, Springfield, KY (1-2)
17t. Florida Heat/Nave Plumbing/Joe Black’s/Worth, Sanibel, FL (1-2)
25t. Team Focus, Patterson, CA (0-2)
25t. Plumbers & Pipe Fitters, Lansing, MI (0-2)
25t. All-American Red Birds, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
25t. Sports Den/Elzz/Mavericks, Corbin, KY (0-2)
25t. Las Vegas Funjet/Nike, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
25t. Audio Jungsion, Springfield, GA (0-2)
25t. Langdale/Builders/Diamond Dogs, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)

2002 ASA A West Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals – held at Waterloo,  Iowa on August 30 – September 2.

Champion – Mountain Top/Advanced/USA/TPS, Texarkana, Texas
Runner Up – Hooters/Mizuno, Overland Park, Kansas

Mountain Top defeated Hooters/B&B in the “if” game 35-34 to win the title. B&B won the first final 19-12, but could not over come the Mountain Top squad in the “if’ game. Mt. Top finished 6-1.

  • MVP – Wade Casey, Mountain Top/Advanced/USA Cash/TPS (28-35, .800, 11 HR)
  • Batting Champion – Mickey Rowland, O&S Cattle – .867
  • HR Champion – Scott Nichols, Hooters/B&B/Rew/Mizuno – 13


P – Kevin Gillot, Hooters/Mizuno
C – Raith Adair, Hooters/Mizuno
1B – Scott Pick, Hooters/Mizuno
2B – Wade Casey, Advanced/Mountain Top/USA Cash/TPS
3B – John Glidewell, Advanced/Mountain Top/USA Cash/TPS
SS – Brent Wilhelm, Hooters/Mizuno
OF – Tim Howard, Hooters/Mizuno
OF – Mickey Rowland, O & S Cattle
OF – Bill Kugler, R & M Metals
OF – Matt Arlett, Advanced/Mountain Top/USA Cash/TPS
UTIL – Bob Van Erem, Deery Brothers
UTIL – Neil Atkinson, Gold’s Gym
UTIL – Shane Davis, The Red’s
UTIL – Vince Bisbee, Advanced/Mountain Top/USA Cash/TPS


P – Charlie Casella, R & M Metals
C – Frankie Kubenka, Advanced/Mountain Top/USA Cash/TPS
1B – Josh Schmidt, R & M Metals
2B – David Soult, Hooters/Mizuno
3B – Shaun Robinson, Advanced/Mountain Top/USA Cash/TPS
SS – Don DeDonatis, Jr., Advanced/Mountain Top/USA Cash/TPS
OF – Dan Yochum, O & S Cattle
OF – Corey Krueger, Hooters/Mizuno
OF – Brian Holmes, Deery Brothers
OF – Pete Tourek, O & S Cattle
UTIL – Lance Hansen, Gold’s Gym
UTIL – Kevin Rotzer, O & S Cattle
UTIL – Ron Hall, The Red’s
UTIL – Tim Felderman, Deery Brothers
UTIL – Marc Coonradt, R & M Metals


1. Advanced/Mountain Top/USA Cash/TPS, Texarkana, TX (6-1)
2. Hooters/Mizuno, Overland Park, KS (8-2)
3. R&M Metals, Waterloo, IA (3-2)
4. O&S Cattle, St. Paul, MN (4-2)
5t. Gold’s Gym, Merrian, KS (3-2)
5t. The Red’s, Seattle, WA (3-2)
7t. Daisy Dooks, Bettendorf, IA (2-2)
7t. Deery Brothers, Waterloo, IA (3-2)
9t. Budlight, Owatonna, MN (1-2)
9t. Sambetti’s, Des Moines, IA (2-2)
9t. Doc’s/Mizuno, Pasadena, TX (2-2)
9t. Titan’s, Calera, TX (2-2)
13t. Pov’s, Oakdale, MN (1-2)
13t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (0-2)
13t. Champions, St. Paul, IA (0-2)
13t. ISS/Carlos O’Kelly’s, Gilbertville, IA (0-2)
17t. BLS/Mizuno, Springfield, MO (0-2)
17t. Northwest TPS, Seattle, WA (0-2)
17t. Team X, Waterloo, IA (0-2)
17t. Rascals, Davenport, IA (0-2)
17t. Winning Edge/Craft Cochran, Waterloo, IA (1-2)

2002 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2002 held at Sanford, Florida on September 12-15.

Champion – Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota
Runner Up – Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, California

  • MVP – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/TPS (17-19, .865, 14 HR, 26 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul – 14
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Hall, Backman/Smith/Easton (20-22) – .909
  • Offensive MVP – Jeff Hall, Backman/Dan Smith (20-22, .909)


P – Andy Purcell, Long Haul (9-14, .643, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 10 Runs)
C – Hank Garris, Long Haul (11-16, .688, 7 HR, 12 RBI, 16 Runs)
1B – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul (17-19, .865, 14 HR, 26 RBI, 15 Runs)
2B – Rusty Bumgardner, Long Haul (13-18, .722, 8 HR, 10 RBI, 15 Runs)
SS – John Mello, Long Haul (7-12, .583, 7 HR, 11 RBI, 11 Runs)
3B – Mike Shenk, Long Haul (13-17, 765, 5 HR, 7 RBI, 10 Runs)
MI – Todd Martin, Long Haul (9-17, .529, 7 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
OF – Robin Higgonbotham, Backman/Dan Smith
OF – Ronnie James, Mid South/Mizuno
OF – Brad Stiles, Long Haul (7-13, .538, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 8 Runs)
EP – Dewayne Nevitt, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
UTIL – Jeff Hall, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton (20-22, .909)
UTIL – Jeff Ott, Mid South/Mizuno
UTIL – David Hood, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
UTIL – Demond Thomas, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton


P – Shane DuBose, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
C – Scott Brown, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
1B – J. C. Phelps, New Construction
2B – Brett Helmer, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
SS – Dal Beggs, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
3B – Albert Davis, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
MI – Dennis Rulli, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
OF – Dewayne Frizzell, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
OF – Johnny McCraw, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
OF – Scott King, Long Haul (8-16, .500, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
EP – Randy Kortokrax, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
UTIL – Todd Volkers, Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth
UTIL – Chaun DeMars, Mid-South/Mizuno
UTIL – Todd Joerling, Backman/Dan Smith/Menosse/Easton
UTIL – Randall Boone, Long Haul (9-16, .563, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 8 Runs)


1. Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Corp/TPS Albertville, MN (4-0)
2. Backman/Smith/Menosse/Easton, San Jose, CA (3-2)
3. Hague/Resmondo/Walser Chevy/Worth, Columbus, OH (3-2)
4. Mid South/Mizuno, Portage, IN (3-2)
5t. Phonemasters/K&G/TPS, Wood River, IL (1-2)
5t. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (1-2)
7t. W. W. Gay/Aubrey’s/Mizuno/TPS, Gainesville, FL (0-2)
7t. Team Mizuno, Ft. Pierce, FL (1-2)
9. Team AH/TPS, Dayton, OH (0-2)

2002 ASA Men’s (10) Modified Pitch Nationals

2002 held at Cedar Rapids, Iowa on September 5-7.

Champion –  Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Runner Up – Monticello Sports, Monticello, Iowa

  • MVP – Paul Wagner, Dillinger’s
  • HR Champion – Mark Lyness, Monticello Sports
  • Batting Champion – Dave Zaeska, Home State Bank


P – Todd Albrecht, Dillingers
P – Rick Beers, Daniels
P – Kenny Schaul, Monticello Sports
C – Jeff Moon, Dillingers
1B – Scott Fritz, Monticello Sports
2B – Paul Wagner, Dillingers
3B – Rusty Kryzanowski, Dillingers
SS – Dave Zaeska, Home State Bank
OF – Mark Lyness, Monticello Sports
OF – Mark Roedl, Dillingers
OF – TJ Crandell, Hovden Oil
OF – Lou Ervin, Fran-Gard Properties
UTIL – Paul Tolvstad, Dillingers
UTIL – Ty Fish, Daniels
UTIL – Dan Barnes, Daniels


1. Dillinger’s, Fond du Lac, WI (5-0)
2. Monticello Sports, Monticello, IA (4-2)
3. Daniels, Binghampton, NY (3-2)
4. Fran-Gard Properties, Cedar Rapids, IA (3-2)
5t. JPT Electric, Ashby, MA (3-2)
5t. Goode’s Inn, Weyauwega, WI (4-2)
7t. The Bar, Kimberly, WI (2-2)
7t. Hovden Oil, Decorah, IA (2-2)
9t. Task King Softball, Plymouth, MI (2-2)
9t. Oelwein Merchants, Oelwein, IA (1-2)
9t. Strawberry Point Merchants, Strawberry Point, IA (1-2)
9t. Home State Bank, Atwater, MN (2-2)
13t. The Bandits, Mason, MI (1-2)
13t. Silver Edge Co-Op, Edgewood, IA (1-2)
13t. Eye Care Center, Port Huron, MI (1-2)
13t. A-1 Screenprinting, Cedar Rapids, IA (1-2)
17t. Groovin With Tabuki, Keystone, IA (0-2)
17t. Bay Area Merchants, Brooks, ME (0-2)
17t. The Alibi, Lamont, IA (0-2)
17t. Miller’s Softball, Lamont, IA (0-2)