Category: ASA

2002 ASA Men’s (9) A Modified Pitch Nationals

2002 held at Marietta, Georgia on August 29-September 2.

Champion –  L&P/Kaytes/LPP, Staten Island, New York
Runner Up – Meineke Softball, Yorktown, New York

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Champion – N/A
  • HR Champion – Chad McConnell, L&P/Kaytes/LPP
  • HR Champion – Jeff Hasting, Netspoke


P – Steve Mikos, L&P/Kaytes/LPP
P – Gary Thomas, Meineke Softball
P – John Conway, Trump Softball
C – Frank DeGroat, Meineke Softball
1B – Jeff Hooks, L&P/Kaytes/LPP
2B – Dave Simon, Trump Softball
3B – George McConnell, L&P/Kaytes/LPP
SS – Rey Garcia, Ocean Glass/Westminster Chiropractic
OF – Joe Johnston, Shaw Chiropractic
OF – Jeff Hasting, Netspoke
OF – Nate Craique, Netspoke
OF – Tim Curley, Meineke Softball
UTIL – Chad McConnell, L&P/Kaytes/LPP
UTIL – Jake Benoit, Netspoke
UTIL – Jerry Rosen, Trump Softball


P – Tom Lagrow, Warriors Softball Club
P – Steve Mathers, Team Budweiser
P – Ted Rorick, Trump Softball
C – Tom Lambert, Netspoke
1B – Mike Culver, Team Budweiser
2B – Jamie Owens, Team Budweiser
3B – Mark Laurent, Ocean Glass/Westminster Chiropractic
SS – Derrick Wolfe, Team Budweiser
OF – Jack Atwater, Warriors Softball Club
OF – K.C. Kirkpatrick, Team Budweiser
OF – Mo Kandous, L&P/Kaytes/LPP
OF – Ryan Andrzejewski, Team Budweiser
UTIL – Jack Mullin, Ocean Glass/Westminster Chiropractic
UTIL – Erich Schiemen, Shaw Chiropractic
UTIL – Jimmy Smith, Warriors Softball Club


1. L&P/Kaytes/LPP, Staten Island, NY (7-0)
2. Meineke Softball, Yorktown, NY (7-2)
3. Trump Softball, Troy, NY (5-2)
4. Ocean Glass/Westminster Chiropractic, Westminster, MA (4-2)
5t. Shaw Chiropractic, Port Huron, MI (6-2)
5t. Netspoke, Pembroke, NH (6-2)
7t. Team Budweiser, Farmington Hills, MI (5-2)
7t. Warriors Softball Club, Chapel Hill, NC (5-2)
9t. Legends-Modesto, East Wareham, MA (3-2)
9t. Gartner, Bayshore, NY (3-2)
9t. Adco Electric, Staten Island, NY (2-2)
9t. Framingham Cardinals, Framingham, MA (3-2)
13t. Budweiser, Greensboro, MD (3-2)
13t. Don F Rio, Brooklyn, NY (3-2)
13t. Lakeway Sports, Bean Station, TN (3-2)
13t. B.S.C., Oxford, PA (3-2)
17t. Hollywood Sports Complex, Montrose, MN (2-2)
17t. New Jersey Express, Ringwood, NJ (2-2)
17t. Heimey’s Place, Delano, MN (2-2)
17t. Leisure Zone All-Stars, Morristown, TN (2-2)
17t. Baywood Softball Club, Saginaw, MI (2-2)
17t. Dominican All-Stars, Miami, FL (2-2)
17t. Center Café Sports Pub, Billerica, MA (2-2)
17t. Durham Speed Boys, Durham, NC (2-2)
25t. El Sur, Tampa, FL (0-2)
25t. Cobras, Millington, TN (1-2)
25t. Strikers/O’Hare’s, Bay City, MI (1-2)
25t. Coolidge Corner Clubhouse, Framington, MA (1-2)
25t. Tool Shed, Staten Island, NY (1-2)
25t. Starter & Generator Brewers, Morristown, TN (1-2)
25t. Franco Landscaping, Butler, NJ (1-2)
25t. Stingers, Woodstock, GA (1-2)
33t. Boichot Concrete, DeWitt, MI (1-2)
33t. Tastee Freeze/Grand Slam, Bridesville, DE (0-2)
33t. Fort Apache Dodgers, Bronx, NY (0-2)
33t. Testa’s Resaurant, Portland, ME (0-2)
33t. The Zone, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Secory Flyers, Fort Gratiot, MI (0-2)
33t. Apogean Marketing, Pompano Beach, FL (0-2)
33t. K. C. All-Stars, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Downtown Café/Town Plot Spirit Shop, Waterbury, CT (0-2)
33t. Freebirds, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Talbert’s, Chapel Hill, NC (0-2)
33t. Nabozney’s, Port Huron, MI (0-2)
33t. Legends-Appfolt, Webster, MA (0-2)
33t. Stealth Security Guard Service, West Islip, NY (0-2)
33t. Rick’s Auto Body, Midland, MI (0-2)

2002 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2002 held at Johnson City, Tennessee on August 30-September 1.

Champion – Twin States/Worth, Jackson, Mississippi
Runner Up – Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton, Columbus, Ohio

  • MVP – Richard White, Twin States/Worth (20-27, .741 5 HR)
  • Batting Champion – Nick Block, Team AH/TPS (18-22) – .818
  • HR Champion – Ron Wilson, Lighthouse Baptist/Sports World/Easton – 13


P – Charlie Brown, Twin States/Worth
C – Ed Hicks, Twin States/Worth
1B – Scott Summerlin, Twin States/Worth
2B – John Steele, Perkins Roofing/Watanabe/TPS
3B – Nick Block, Team AH/TPS
SS – Shay Cooper, Twin States/Worth
OF – Richard White, Twin States/Worth
OF – Bobby Hughes, Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton
OF – Ron Wilson, Lighthouse Baptist/Sports World/Easton
OF – Wayne Habermehl, Phone Masters/K & G
UTIL – Billy Byrd, Phone Masters/K & G
UTIL – Troy Summerfield, Phone Masters/K & G
UTIL – Todd Thomas, Twin States/Worth
UTIL – Dennis Rulli, Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton
UTIL – Mark Weaver, Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton


1. Twin States/Worth, Jackson, MS (5-0)
2. Chase/Reece/Roosters/Easton, Columbus, OH (4-2)
3. Phone Masters/K & G, Wood River, IL (3-2)
4. Perkins Roofing/Watanabe/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
5t. Lighthouse Baptist/Sports World/Easton, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
5t. Team AH/TPS, Dayton, OH (2-2)
7t. Jonesborough/TPS, Mt. Carmel, TN (0-2)
7t. U.S. Armed Forces, Pensacola, FL (1-2)
9t. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (0-2)
9t. US Vinyl/Worth, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
9t. Solway Hardware, Oak Ridge, TN (0-2)

2002 ASA Women’s Major Modified Pitch Nationals

2002 held at Spokane, Washington on August 8-11.

Champion – Vyper Sportswear, Spokane, Washington
Runner Up – Roger’s Renegades, Spokane, Washington

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


P – Elizabeth Sanchez, Julie’s
P – Diane Stanford, Stadium Sports
P – Nicole Adamson, Roger’s Renegades
C – Tanya DeGeest, Stadium Sports
C – Missy Sharp, Stadium Sports
1B – Deb Smith, Roger’s Renegades
2B – Terry Galley, Roger’s Renegades
3B – Johanna Castillo, Julie’s
SS – M.J. Williams, Stadium Sports
OF – Megan Trembly, Roger’s Renegades
OF – Linda Bushinski, Stadium Sports
OF – Natalie Jufer, Julie’s
OF – Laura Daniels, Roger’s Renegades
DH – Kristi Kuntz, Stadium Sports
UTIL – Lori Bell, Roger’s Renegades


P – Kathy White, Stadium Sports
P – Desiree Alloggiamento, Julie’s
P – LaDonna Boyd, Polanski’s
C – Kristen Taylor, Roger’s Renegades
1B – Linda Lensch, Julie’s
2B – Rikki Jackson, Stadium Sports
3B – Anna Mendez, Julie’s
SS – Jennifer Mountain, Stadium Sports
OF – Heidi Smith, Polanski’s
OF – Michelle Blessent, Team Spokane
OF – Megan Nicolay, Roger’s Renegades
OF – Chrystal Pakootas, Polanski’s
UTIL – Tonya Gabriel, Hitchcock Construction
UTIL – Traci Moore, Hitchcock Construction
UTIL – Tracy O’Blines, Julie’s


1. Vyper Sportswear, Spokane, WA (2-1)
2. Roger’s Renegades, Hookset, NH (1-2)

2002 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2002 held at St. Joseph, Missouri on July 31-August 4.

Champion – Frontier Players Casino, St. Joseph, Missouri
Runner Up – Farm Tavern, Madison, Wisconsin

For the third year in a row, the St. Joseph Casino Players captured the ASA men’s crown. As the Los Angeles Lakers can tell you, “three-peat” is no easy feat. Behind the great pitching of Michael White, the Frontier Players Casino sent The Farm Tavern to the loser’s bracket, 6-3 Saturday afternoon. It was not long, however, before the Farm eliminated third place Fedlock Falcons, 8-0, and returned to the championship game.

With that momentum, the Farm staked their pitchers to a 4-0 lead. St. Joseph’s fought back to tie the game 4-4 in the 7th, on an RBI single by tournament MVP Mike Dryer. Kerry Shaw then delivered the big blow, a 2 run, game winning homer for all the marbles. Paul Alger was the losing pitcher for the Farm.

Frontier Players Casino was known as Meierhoffer’s in 2000.

  • MVP – Mike Dryer, Frontier Players Casino (8-16, .500, 1 HR)
  • Batting Leader – Terry Boetsma, Midland (9-18) – .500
  • Batting Leader – Mike Dryer, Frontier (8-16) – .500
  • Batting Leader – Blake Miller, Farm (9-18) – .500
  • HR Leader – Robert Bush, Farm (7 RBI) – 4
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Jody Hennigar, Fedlock Falcons (6-0, 37 IP, 48 K, 2 Shutouts)


P – Doug Gillis, Explorers (4-2, 42 IP, 1 shutout)
P – Michael White, Frontier Players Casino (3-0)
P – Paul Algar, Farm Tavern (4-2, 2 shutouts)
C – Terry Boetsma, Explorers
1B – Mike Dryer, Frontier Players Casino
2B – Ken Coles, Fedlock Falcons
3B – Todd Budke, Farm Tavern
SS – Kerry Shaw, Frontier Players Casino
OF – Bob Blakley, Harold’s Supermarket
OF – Matt Darling, Lafayette Pub
OF – Charles “Ace” Sauer, Fedlock Falcons
OF – Boomer Brush, Farm Tavern
OF – Gareth Cook, Fedlock Falcons
UTIL – Blake Miller, Farm Tavern
UTIL – Doug Middleton, Frontier Players Casino (2-0)
UTIL – Jody Hennigar, Fedlock Falcons


P – Chris Bigelow, Davenport Heat/Cool
P – Terry Luster, Lafayette Pub
P – Karl Gollan, Fred’s Interiors
C – Curt Martin, Frontier Players Casino
1B – David Stokes, Fedlock Falcons
2B – Steve Horning, Explorers
3B – Frankie Perez, Smokers
SS – Steve Spalt, Fedlock Falcons
OF – Paul Lynch, Farm Tavern
OF – Joe McCall, Davenport Heat/Cool
OF – Nick Needham, Fred’s Interiors
OF – Steve Schucker, Farm Tavern
UTIL – Steve Roberts, Explorers
UTIL – Pete Volk, Explorers
UTIL – Rusty Weaver, Plangger’s Furniture


1. Frontier Players Casino, St. Joseph, MO (5-0)
2. Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (4-2)
3. Fedlock Falcons, Arlington, VA (6-2)
4. Explorers, Midland, MI (5-2)
5t. Lafayette Pub, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
5t. Davenport Heat/Cool, Kansas City, MO (2-2)
7t. Fred’s Interiors, Dubuque, IA (2-2)
7t. Smokers, Tampa, FL (2-2)
9t. National Investors, Albany, MO (1-2)
9t. Harold’s Supermarket, Lexington, MO (2-2)
9t. Plangger’s Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (2-2)
9t. Circle Tap, Denmark, WI (1-2)
13t. Dolan & Murphy, Aurora, IL (1-2)
13t. Winterset A’s, Winterset, IA (1-2)
13t. KC Classics, Kansas City, KS (1-2)
13t. Brandt’s Pl. Plains, Springfield, IL (1-2)
17t. Bandits, Pueblo, CO (0-2)
17t. HIS Construction, Houston, TX (0-2)
17t. 51 Classics, Portage, WI (0-2)
17t. Herzog, St. Joseph, MO (0-2)

2001 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Phoenix, Arizona at Rose Medford Sports Complex.

Champion – Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, Arizona (16-8)
Runner Up – California Hurricanes, Perris, California

The way Erica Beach sees it, when the Phoenix Storm are having fun, they’re at their best. Saturday night, they were at their best.

“Honestly, out first goal was to have a good time,” Beach said. “We seem to play our best ball when we’re having fun.” The Storm came out of the loser’s bracket to win the Amateur Softball Association Women’s Major Fast itch National Championship for the second straight year, belting the Perris (Calif.) Hurricanes 8-0 in a six-inning, must-win game to force the decision championship game. The Storm won 2-0 in the championship game.

“Our mentality is if we’re going to be out here, we might as well win it all,” Nichole Thompson said. “We did the same thing last year. We lost and then had to win two in a row. So we knew what we had to do. The team that played this morning was not our real team.”

The Hurricanes beat the Storm 2-0 earlier in the day in the double-elimination tournament. Beach of Arizona State (ASU) tossed a two-hit shutout in the must win game. She walked two and struck out four. “Our team has always been a really relaxed team,” Beach said. “It’s kind of one of those things where our bats got on a roll.”

The Storm (16-8) pounded nine hits in the must-win game. Beach, Missy Nixon (ASU) and Katie Swan (ASU) each went 2 for 3 with an RBI in the game as the Storm scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-0 lead. Thompson (ASU) was 1 for 4 with an RBI, and Jennie Finch (University of Arizona) drove in two runs.

In the title game, Thompson singled to right in the third inning with Lauren Bauer (Arizona) and Shelly Musser (Kansas) on base. The ball skirted past the Hurricanes right fielder, allowing both runners to score.

“Once we got runs across, that kind of sealed the deal,” Thompson said. “I knew with our pitching, we could hold ’em.”

Kiera Goerl (UCLA) pitched five innings, allowing one hit to pick up the win in the title game. Lori Harrigan, a U.S. Olympic gold medalist, went 3 2/3 innings, allowing no runs and one hit for the Hurricanes in the championship.

  • MVP – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm (4-0, 0.33 ERA, came in relief of the 8-0 first final and then started and won the championship game 2-0)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Courtney Scott, Phoenix Storm
  • Batting Leader – Veronica Marmatt, East Peoria Avanti’s (8-14) – .571
  • HR Leader – Jaime Clark, Team Texas – 2


P – Kristine Jacobson, California Hurricanes (2-1)
P – Lindsey Chouinard, California Hurricanes (2-1)
P – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm
C – Suzy Brazney, California Hurricanes
1B – Germaine Fairchild, Brakettes
2B – Jodi Rathbun, Avantis
3B – Tairia Mims, Phoenix Storm
SS – Jaime Clark, Team Texas
OF – Mackenzie Vandergeest, Team Texas
OF – Keri McCallum, Brakettes
OF – Michelle Gates, Team Texas
OF – Lauren Bauer, Phoenix Storm
UTIL – Nina Lindenberg, Team Texas
UTIL – Natasha Watley, Smoke Worth
UTIL – Veronica Marmitt, Avantis


P – Catherine “Cat” Osterman, Brakettes (3-1, 2 Shutouts, 25 IP, 43 K)
P – Crystal Draper, ABCO Marketing
P – Jennie Finch, Phoenix Storm (2-0, 14 IP, 15 K, 2 shutouts, perfect game, gave up only 2 hits)
C – Carmen Farmer, CIGS Twister
1B – Brandi Cross, California Hurricanes
2B – Missy Hixon, Phoenix Storm
3B – Clare Burnum, ABCO Marketing
SS – Kara Brun, Phoenix Storm
OF – Chrissy Buck, CIGS Twister
OF – Sara Jewett, Brakettes
OF – Jodi Chmielewski, ABCO Marketing
OF – Erin Rahn, California Hurricanes
UTIL – Michelle Turner, Smoke Worth
UTIL – Erica Beach, Phoenix Storm (1-1)
UTIL – Cindy Ball, CIGS Twister


P – Leslie Malerich, Brakettes (2-0, 22 IP, 28 K, no hitter)
P – Jenny Gladding, Team Texas
P – Alisha Arnold, Avantis
C – Courtney Scott, Phoenix Storm
1B – Katie Swan, Phoenix Storm
2B – Danielle Proctor, Condors
3B – Kim DePaul, Team Texas
SS – Shawna Feldt, ABCO Marketing
OF – Nichole Thompson, Phoenix Storm
OF – Autumn Champion, Smoke Worth
OF – Cathy Karr, California Hurricanes
OF – Martha Covington, Brakettes
UTIL – Tarrah Beyster, ABCO Marketing
UTIL – Brandy Chavez, California Hurricanes
UTIL – Sandra Durazo, Condors


1. Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, AZ (7-1)
2. California Hurricanes, Perris, CA (4-2)
3. Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-2)
4. ABCO Marketing, Portland, OR (6-2)
5t. Smoke Worth, Los Angeles, CA (3-2)
5t. CIGs Twister, Decatur, IL (3-2)
7t. Team Texas, Houston, TX (2-2)
7t. Avantis, Peoria, IL (2-2)
9t. Condors, Sylmar, CA (2-2)
9t. Worth Firecrackers, San Diego, CA (1-2)
9t. Shilo’s, Los Angeles, CA (1-2)
9t. Majestics, Montclaire, NJ (1-2)
13t. San Jose Strikkers, San Jose, CA (1-2)
13t. Hot Shots, Tempe, AZ (1-2)
13t. St. Louis Saints, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
13t. Michigan, MI (0-2)
17t. Vipers, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
17t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (0-2)
17t. Elite Force, Palos Hills, IL (0-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (0-2)
17t. Celina Sun, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Pekin Lettes, Pekin, IL (0-2)

L-R, top row – Manager John Stratton, Coach Jay Stratton, Scorer Jeff Ellis, Donna McLean, Frankie Spruce, Martha Covington, Leslie Malerich, Cat Osterman, Theresa Hornick, Kellie Wilkerson, Robyn King, Jen Fisher, Patrick Baird, Coach Patti Fernandes, GM Bob Baird. Bottom row – Jen Smith, Erica Sobel, Emily Robustelli, Lea Mishlan, Alicia Smith, Keri McCallum, Sara Jewett, Germaine Fairchild.

2001 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion – T’s 13/Nike, Omaha, NE (West)
Runner Up – Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (East)

This season featured splitting the country into two halves (east and west) with the champions of each tournament going to Oklahoma City for the Hooters Softball Championship Series. In 2001 T’s 13/Nike would defeat Creative Stucco/Easton 3 games to 2.

In the first ever USA Softball National Championship Series, T’s 13 (Omaha, NE) opened up a huge lead after posting big numbers in the second and third innings, scoring 11 and 12 runs, respectively going on to win a decisive game 5 over Creative Stucho/Easton (Columbus, OH). Nick Sailors hit a two-run home run, double, RBI-single and two-run single, while tournament MVP Mike Irvine hit a two-run homer and added a pair of sacrifice flys. Scott Gerdes hit a solo home run, a two-run triple and an RBI-double, Nate Babbit had a three-run HR and two RBI-singles and Brian Holmes hit a two-run blast and a double. Jeff Vercellino and Dana Wendelin each had a home run, Wendelin’s was inside-the-park. Steve Skala drove in two runs with a single and Bobby Worden and Rick Kappius each had an RBI-double.

Tony Sharkins hit a three-run home run, a solo home run and a two-run double for Creative Stucco/Easton. Doug Shanyfelt had a three-run shot, Troy Rawlins a two-run and Jeff Click a solo. Tim Linson drove in a run with a double, while Rob Luneborg and Tom Ellis each had a double.


  • Creative Stucco/Easton 21-26
  • T’s 13/Nike 33-21
  • Creative Stucco/Easton 22-25
  • T’s 13/Nike 26-11
  • T’s 13/Nike 32-13

T’s 13 down 2 games to 1, came back and won the fourth and fifth games behind the power or Mike Irvine. Irvine hot 3 Homers and drove in 9 runs to lead the way for T’s and earn Series MVP honors.

  • Game 1: Creative Stucco hit seven home runs, with the big blast a pinch-hit grand slam from Joe Ausec that broke an 18-18 tie in the bottom of the fifth. Tony Sharkins hit a pair of homers, while Matt Furrey had a home run and a two-run triple. Troy Rawlins hit a two-run HR and a two-run double, while Tim Linson had a three-run blast and Doug Shanyfelt added a solo shot. For T’s 13, Mike Irvine hit two home runs; a three-run and a two-run shot, and a triple. Steve Skala had a two-run HR and Dana Wendelin had a solo HR.
  • Game 2: A 17-run sixth inning pushed T’s 13 to victory. Scott Gerdes had a pair of home runs and a triple while Brian Holmes hit two home runs. Nick Sailors, Mike Irvine, Jeff Vercellino and Chad Merchant all had home runs for T’s and Steve Skala added two doubles. Tim Linson had two HRs for Creative Stucco, while Troy Rawlins, Jay Ross and Gene Paszke had one homer each.
  • Game 3: Creative Stucco hit nine home runs, with Tony Sharkins and Doug Shanyfelt hitting two each. Troy Rawlins, Matt Furrey, Tom Ellis, Tim Linson and Gene Paszke hit one HR each. T’s 13 got home runs from Mike Irvine, Jeff Vercellino, Scott Gerdes, Bobby Worden, Brent Mogenson and Steve Skala.
  • Game 4: Mike Irvine hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and had six RBI for T’s 13. Nick Sailors was 4-for-4 with a home run, Brian Holmes was 3-for-3 with a home run and Nate Babbit and Rick Kappius each had a HR and three RBI. Tony Sharkins was 3-for-3 with a solo home run for Creative Stucco, while Tim Linson also had three hits and Tom Ellis had a home run and two runs driven in.
  • Game 5: T’s 13 posted big numbers in the second and third innings, scoring 11 and 12 runs, respectively. Nick Sailors hit a two-run home run, double, RBI-single and two-run single, while tournament MVP Mike Irvine hit a two-run homer and added a pair of sacrifice flys. Scott Gerdes hit a solo home run, a two-run triple and an RBI-double, Nate Babbit had a three-run HR and two RBI-singles and Brian Holmes hit a two-run blast and a double Jeff Vercellino and Dana Wendelin each had a HR, Wendelin’s was inside-the-park, Steve Skala drove in two runs with a single and Bobby Worden and Rick Kappius each had an RBI-double. Tony Sharkins hit a three-run home run, a solo home run and a two-run double for Creative Stucco/Easton. Doug Shanyfelt had a three-run shot, Troy Rawlins a two-run and Jeff Click a solo. Tim Linson an RBI double, while Rob Luneborg and Tom Ellis each had a double.

  • MVP – Mike Irvine, T’s 13/Nike (7 HRs, 17 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Mike Irvine, T’s – 7
  • HR Leader – Tony Sharkins, Creative Stucco (12 RBI) – 7
  • Batting Leader – Mike Irvine, T’s

2001 ASA A East Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals – held at Dothan, Alabama on August 31 – September 3.

Champion – Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH
Runner Up – Paramount Builders/Worth, Virginia Beach, VA

  • MVP – Doug Shanyfelt, Creative Stucco/Easton
  • Batting Champion – Tracy Watson (17-20) – .850
  • Batting Champion – Derek Oliver, Paramount Builders (34-40, 24 HR) – .850
  • HR Champion – Derek Oliver, Paramount Builders/Worth (34-40, .850) – 24


P – Doug Shanyfelt, Creative Stucco/Easton
C – Derek Oliver, Paramount Builders/Worth
1B – Roy Jarman, Paramount Builders/Worth
2B – Tim Linson, Creative Stucco/Easton
3B – Gene Paszke, Creative Stucco/Easton
SS – Randy Romagna, Paramount Builders/Worth
OF – Matt Furrey, Creative Stucco/Easton
OF – Rob Luneborg, Creative Stucco/Easton
OF – Reggie Brown, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
UTIL – Jerry Reynolds, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
UTIL – Tim Smith, Paramount Builders/Worth
UTIL – Robert Lane, Perkins Roofing/TPS
UTIL – Brad Jones, Perkins Roofing/TPS
UTIL – Charlie Brown, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
UTIL – David Allen, Paramount Builders/Worth


P – Bruce Matzdorf, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
1B – Jason Wagner, C&M Sporting Goods
2B – John Steele, Perkins Roofing/TPS
3B – Mike Miller, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
SS – Dave Soult, Perkins Roofing/TPS
OF – Shane Buteaux, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
OF – Sean Mullins, Perkins Roofing/TPS
OF – Mike Much, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
OF – Kevin Atwood, Perkins Roofing/TPS
UTIL – Tim Lee, C&M Sporting Goods
UTIL – Travis Matthews, Paramount Builders/Worth
UTIL – Larry White, Paramount Builders/Worth
UTIL – Rick Terrill, Berardi’s/TPS
UTIL – Rob Roop, Central Paving
UTIL – Drew Judah, C&M Sporting Goods


P – John Kotzelnick, Central Paving
C – Shawn Brandenburg, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
1B – Steve Spille, Perkins Roofing/TPS
2B – Ron Vogedes, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
3B – Raymond Moscoe, Berardi’s/TPS
SS – Jeff Click, Creative Stucco/Easton
OF – Billow Harvey, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
OF – Brad Bennett, Central Paving
OF – Shawn Harkins, Berardi’s/TPS
OF – Steve Laney, C&M Sporting Goods
UTIL – Lee Trotter, Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney
UTIL – Tom Ellis, Creative Stucco/Easton
UTIL – Pete Tourek, Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS
UTIL – Shawn Settle, Berardi’s/TPS
UTIL – Rob Wagers, Central Paving


1. Creative Stucco/Easton, Columbus, OH (6-0)
2. Paramount Builders/Worth, Virginia Beach, VA (8-2)
3. Suncoast/Dudley/TPS/Smith Barney, Bradenton, FL (4-2)
4. Perkins Roofing/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
5t. C&M Sporting Goods, Dothan, AL (3-2)
5t. Sid Grinker Co/Yamaha/TPS, Milwaukee, WI (6-2)
7t. Berardi’s/TPS, Lexington, KY (3-2)
7t. Central Paving, Carmel, IN (3-2)
9t. SCB/Denelex, Lake Grove, NY (3-2)
9t. Chief Transport, Benton, AR (2-2)
9t. EMR/Worth Softball, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
9t. Riverside/TPS, Louisville, KY (3-2)
13t. Lighthouse Baptist, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
13t. MS/Worth, Jackson, MS (3-2)
13t. Florida Heat/Nave Plbg/Joe Blacks/Worth, Sanibel, FL (2-2)
13t. Team Mizuno, Ft. Pierce, FL (2-2)
17t. Aubrey’s TPS, Savannah, GA (1-2)
17t. Bridges Sportsbar, Griffith, IN (1-2)
17t. Elza Construction, London, KY (1-2)
17t. Las Vegas Funjet/TPS, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
17t. Reynolds Concrete/Fish Net, Panama City, FL (1-2)
17t. L&L Painting/TPS, Prattvile, AL (1-2)
17t. Smokes/Abs/Joe Corbis/TPS, Elliott City, MD (1-2)
17t. Worth/Sports Star, Louisville, KY (1-2)
25t. Kluever’s Snap-On/Easton, Metamora, IL (0-2)
25t. Team/South Dixie, Etown, KY (0-2)
25t. Diamond Sports, Gainsville, GA (0-2)
25t. J.W. Construction, Riverdale, GA (0-2)
25t. W.W. Gay/TPS, Gainesville, FL (0-2)
25t. Team A-H, West Carolton, OH (0-2)
25t. Jonesboro/TPS, Kingsport, TN (0-2)
25t. Viggiani Plumbing, Toms River, NJ (0-2)
33t. Bradlock/Tailgaters, Hagerstown, MD (0-2)
33t. Tommy Currid Investments, Milton, FL (0-2)

2001 ASA A West Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals – held at McAllen, Texas on August 31-September 2.

Champion – T’s 13/Nike, Omaha, NE
Runner Up – Quick Roofing/Advanced, Texarkana, TX

  • MVP – Bobby Worden, T’s 13/Nike
  • HR Leaders – Wade Casey, Quick Roofing – 9
  • HR Leaders – John Glidewell, Quick Roofing – 9
  • HR Leaders – Rob Gundry, Quick Roofing – 9
  • Batting Leader – Frankie Kubenka, Quick Roofing/Advanced Softball – .811


  • P – Paul Sinnett, T’s 13
  • C – Soctt Gerdes, T’s 13
  • 1B – Vince Bisbee, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • 2B – Jeff Vercellino, T’s 13
  • 3B – Shawn Watson, Phonemasters/TPS
  • SS – Wade Casey, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • OF – Mike Irving, T’s 13
  • OF – Tim Kluner, Phonemasters/TPS
  • OF – Bobby Wordon, T’s 13
  • OF – Wayne Habermehl, Phonemasters/TPS
  • UTIL – Terry Fowler, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • UTIL – James King, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • UTIL – Kevin Rasmussen, T’s 13
  • UTIL – Frankie Kubenka, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • UTIL – Paul Sheppard, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike


  • P – Troy Summerfield, Phonemasters/TPS
  • C – John Glidewell, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • 1B – Tuffy Martinez, McAllen Diablos/Lopez Tires
  • 2B – Danny Eagan, Phonemasters/TPS
  • 3B – Jeff Lutt, T’s 13
  • SS – Brian Arnold, Hooters/Easton/B & B
  • OF – Rob Gundry, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • OF – Kirk Swain, Quick Roofing/Advanced/Nike
  • OF – Matt Valenzuela, McAllen Diablos/Lopez Tires
  • OF – Mike Kunz, Phonemasters/TPS
  • UTIL – Scott Nichols, Hooters/Easton/B & B
  • UTIL – Dana Wendelin, T’s 13
  • UTIL – Brady Arview, Phonemasters/TPS
  • UTIL – Louie Miller, Phonemasters/TPS
  • UTIL – Jeff Turtle, Hooters/Easton/B & B


1. T’s 13/NIKE Omaha, NE (5-0)
2. Quick Roofing/Advanced, Texarkana, TX (4-2)
3. Phonemasters/TPS, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
4. Hooters/Easton/B&B, Kansas City, KS (3-2)
5t. McAllen Diablos/Lopez Tires, McAllen, TX (2-2)
5t. Deery Bros/Gold’s/Easton, Waterloo, IA (1-2)
7t. Team RIPP, McAllen, TX (1-2)
7t. TPS NW, Everett, WA (1-2)
9t. The Mob, Angleton, TX (0-2)
9t. Reds/J&J/Fairweather/Worth, Kent, WA (0-2)
9t. Ten Bear Construction/CAI, Lawton, OK (0-2)

2001 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Auburn, Alabama.

Champion: Shooters/Nike, Orlando, Florida
Runner Up: Kinder Sharks Cincinnati, Ohio

This was the last Major National that the 3rd place Lakerettes of Pennsylvania played in. They finished 3rd with a 1-2 record. Starting in 2002, they played in the Women’s 35 & Over Division only and they won the 35+ Nationals from 2002 through 2004. They also won the 35+ from 1999 through 2001, playing both Major and 35+ Nationals.

  • MVP – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters/Nike
  • Batting Leaders – Lisa Lines, Shooters/Nike
  • Batting Leaders – Anna Clements, Shooters/Nike
  • Home Run Leader – Shirley Snell, Kinder Sharks


  • P – Theresa Hunt, Shooters/Nike
  • C – Marie Pesch, Kinder Sharks
  • 1B – Shannon Ellingsworth, Kinder Sharks
  • 2B – Kim Dean, Shooters/Nike
  • 3B – Shirley Simmons Snell, Kinder Sharks
  • SS – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters/Nike
  • OF – Anna Clements, Shooters/Nike
  • OF – Lisa Lines, Shooters/Nike
  • OF – Diane Hatch, Shooters/Nike
  • OF – Lynnie France, Kinder Sharks
  • UT – Teresa Shepard, Kinder Sharks
  • UT – Mary Jane Ranz, Kinder Sharks
  • UT – Shawanda Moye, Kinder Sharks
  • UT – Jamie Sheriff, Shooters/Nike
  • UT – Kim King, Shooters/Nike


1. Shooters/Nike, Orlando, FL (3-1)
2. Kinder Sharks, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
3. Lakerettes, Conneaut Lake, PA (1-2)
4. Lady Zapp, Atlanta, GA (0-2)

2001 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Sanford, Florida.

Champion – Long Haul/Taylor Brothers/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota (70-6)
Runner Up – Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS, Columbus, Ohio (57-29)

Long Haul went through this tournament unbeaten cap one of the most remarkable seasons in Softball History. They won all four legs of the Grand Slam and in doing so, went 17-0 in the four Championship Tournaments to put an explanation point on their 70-6 season. All 11 starters for Long Haul made the All America team. They started out by beating Team Mizuno 24-22 in a very close game. They came back to defeat New Construction 23-2. They defeated Team Mizuno once again 31-8 and in the Championship Game, took out Hague/Resmondo 23-20.

Only four teams entered, due to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and the fact that the whole country was on edge to travel. ASA made this a three game guarantee event. This event could have easily been cancelled, but give kudos to Hague/Resmondo, New Construction and Team Mizuno for making the trip to Florida to play in this.

Jeff Wallace, Todd Martin and Hank Garris made all four Associations All World Teams and Wallace was an incredible 52-70 (.743) with 29 HR in Grand Slam play (17 Games).

Mike Shenk had 25 HR, Todd Martin 22 and Hank Garris 20 to lead the Long Haul attack. Jimmy Powers also batted over .700 as he was 41-56 (.732) and added 12 HR.  For the season, Jimmy Powers was 3rd in the Major Softball Circuit in batting with a .768 Average.

Jeff Wallace was fourth (.766). Hank Garris was 10th (.735), Rusty Bumgardner 12th (.728) and Todd Martin 14th (.720). In the Home Run race, Wallace was the HR King with 150, well ahead of 2nd place Hank Garris (129). Bumgardner was 4th with 117, Shenk 6th (99) and Martin 8th (96). The Home Run Frequency leader was Hank Garris with a HR for every 2.387 At Bats. Wallace was third (2.543).

Andy Purcell batted .659 and hit 43 HR. More Important, his Pitching and even more so, his defense earned him the “Old Scout” National Player of the Year Award.

  • MVP – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/TPS (13-14, .929, 9 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/TPS (13-17, .765, 11 RBI) – 7
  • Batting Leader – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/TPS (13-14) – .929
  • Outstanding Offensive Player Award  – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/TPS (counting 7 Walks, he was 20-21 on Base – .953)


P – Andy Purcell, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (6-11, .545, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 4 Runs)
C – Hank Garris, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (10-19, .526, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 9 Runs)
1B – Jeff Wallace, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (13-17, .765, 7 HR, 11 RBI, 11 Runs)
2B – Rusty Bumgardner, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (11-19, .579, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 8 Runs)
SS – John Mello, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (7-13, .538, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 9 Runs)
3B – Mike Shenk, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (10-18, .556, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 9 Runs)
MI – Todd Martin, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (11-18, .611, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 10 Runs)
OF – Brad Stiles, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (13-14, .929, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 9 Runs)
OF – Jason Kendrick, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (7-11, .636, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 11 Runs)
EH – Jimmy Powers, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (9-11, .818, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 8 Runs)
UTIL – Randall Boone, Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS (8-17, .471, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
UTIL – Albert Davis, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
UTIL – Randy Kortokrax, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
UTIL – Greg Harding, Team Mizuno


P – Paul Drilling, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
C – Roy Eppley, Team Mizuno
1B – Robbie Ergle, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
2B – Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
SS – Dennis Mendoza, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
3B – Butch Smith, Team Mizuno
MI – Dennis Turner, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
OF – Scott King, Team Mizuno
OF – Dan Segui, Team Mizuno
OF – Ron Owsley, New Construction
EH – Steve Roeder, New Construction
UTIL – Carl Rose, Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS
UTIL – JC Batista, Team Mizuno
UTIL – Otis Barnes, New Construction
UTIL – Greg Neal, New Construction


1. Long Haul/Taylor/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, MN (4-0)
2. Hague/Resmondo/Specialty Tank/TPS, Columbus, OH (2-2)
3. Team Mizuno, Fort Pierce, FL (2-3)
4. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (0-3)

2001 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Lawton, Oklahoma on August 23-26.

Champion – New Construction, Shelbyville, Indiana
Runner Up – K&G Sports/Mercer/TPS/Backman, North Vernon, Indiana

  • MVP – Rick Baker, Mercer’s/K&G/Bike/Miller/TPS (31-27, .838)
  • HR Leader – Alex Lavorico, Pov’s/Walser Chevy/Reebock/TPS – 10
  • Batting Leader – Rick Baker, Mercer’s/K&G/Bike/Miller/ TPS (31-37) – .838
  • Outstanding Offensive Player – Rick Baker, Mercer’s/K&G (31-37, .838)


P – Larry Huff, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
C – Brian Goins, New Construction
1B – Jerold Smith, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
2B – Otis Barnes, New Construction
3B – Vern Hensley, New Construction
SS – Dennis Buis, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
OF – Alex Lavorico, Pov’s/Walser/TPS/Reebok
OF – Rick Baker, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
OF – Kevin Breckenridge, New Construction
OF – Rick Meyer, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
UTIL – Bob Fischer, Pov’s/Walser/TPS/Reebok
UTIL – Scott King, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
UTIL – Judson Jackson, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
UTIL – Monty McCory, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
UTIL – Mo Moss, New Construction


P – Randy Lucas, New Construction
C – Keith Brockman, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
1B – Mike Steffe, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
2B – Brian Garrett, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
3B – Rusty Hoke, Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton
SS – Richie Aliotti, Pov’s/Walser/TPS/Reebok
OF – Fred Johnson, Strike Zone/Worth
OF – James Dovzak, Houston Merchants
OF – Tony Henry, New Construction
OF – Larry Wert, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
UTIL – Todd Tapper, Armed Forces Softball
UTIL – Brad Hurst, Armed Forces Softball
UTIL – Will O’Neal, Strike Zone/Worth
UTIL – Jason Sterling, K & G Sports/Mercer/TPS Backman
UTIL – Rodney Falls, New Construction


1. New Construction, Shelbyville, IN (5-0)
2. K&G Sports/Mercer/TPS, Backman North Vernon, IN (4-2)
3. Budweiser/Summerlin/Easton, College Station, TX (3-2)
4. Pov’s/Walser/TPS/Reebok, St. Paul, MN (4-2)
5t. Houston Merchants, Houston, TX (2-2)
5t. Strike Zone/Worth, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
7t. Armed Forces, Fort Hood, TX (2-2)
7t. Sledgehammers/Stars, Lawton, OK (1-2)
9t. Helton, Coalgate, OK (0-2)
9t. Jackies Outlaws Two, Lawton, OK (1-2)
9t. Sheppard Senators, Wichita Falls, TX (1-2)
9t. Skipworth Plumbing, Iowa Park, TX (0-2)
13t. Mangum Outlaws, Mangum, OK (0-2)
13t. Lawton/Altus Connection, Lawton, OK (0-2)

2001 ASA Men’s (9) Major Modified Pitch Nationals

2001 held at Spokane, Washington on August 31-September 3.

Champion – Matarazzo Seadogs, Boston, Massachusetts
Runner Up – Brymile, Spokane, Washington

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


P – Rob Scheller, Matarazzo Seadogs
C – Dave Rypien, Brymile
1B – Chris Wright, Matarazzo Seadogs
2B – Dan Schafer, Brymile
3B – Rich Cordani, Matarazzo Seadogs
SS – Marwin Llanos, Matarazzo Seadogs
OF – Mike Peterson, Brymile
OF – Pat Fischer, Coors Lite
OF – Ed Poirier, Matarazzo Seadogs
OF – Ronnie Tallent, Matarazzo Seadogs
UTIL – Ken Russell, Zappone
UTIL – Carl Clark, Coors Lite
UTIL – Cris Coffield, Brymile


P – Mark Gatlin, Coors Lite
P – Wade Liberty, Brymile
C – Sam Chimienti, Coors Lite
1B – Don Santos, Brymile
2B – Luis Lopez, Matarazzo Seadogs
3B – Joe Chimienti, Coors Lite
SS – Kurt Krauth, Brymile
OF – Mark Arland, Brymile
OF – Tim Peterson, Brymile
OF – Danny Ekasala, Matarazzo Seadogs
OF – Rod Taylor, Zappone
UTIL – Tim Rypien, Brymile
UTIL – Steve Price, Matarazzo Seadogs
UTIL – Mike Ehrgott, Coors Lite


1. Matarazzo Seadogs, Boston, MA (4-0)
2. Brymile, Spokane, WA (2-2)
3. Coors Lite, Spokane, WA (2-2)
4. Zappone, Spokane, WA (0-2)
5t. Grinders, Spokane, WA (0-2)