Category: ASA

1985 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1985 at Burlington, North Carolina.

Champion – Blanton’s, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Runner Up – Zimlinghaus Electric, Palm Bay, Florida

  • MVP – Andy Cook, Blanton’s
  • HR Leader – Gary Robertson, Larry Jacobs – 10
  • Batting Leader – Russ Weilbacher, Stone City Canaans – .821


P – Andy Cook, Blanton’s
C – James McLamb, Blanton’s
1B – Monty Tucker, Zimlinghaus Electric (10-14, 4 HR, 11 RBI in 3 games)
2B – Walt McThenny, Zimlinghaus Electric (10-14, 3 HR, 5 RBI in 3 games
3B – Tom Austin, Blanton’s
SS – Doug Streeter, Larry Jacobs
OF – Harold Kelley, Zimlinghaus Electric
OF – Joe Peterson, Larry Jacobs
OF – Russ Weilbacher, Stone City Cannans (23-28, .821)
OF – Gary Robertson, Larry Jacobs
UTIL – FA Martin, Blanton’s
UTIL – Dennis Lowry, Blanton’s
UTIL – Rodney Woods, Starpath
UTIL – Fred Winston, Zimlinghaus Electric (12-17, 8 HR, 16 RBI in 4 games)


P – Charlie Mitchell, Zimlinghaus Electric (2 HR in one game)
C – Larry Zavala, Larry Jacobs
1B – Max Goldstein, Larry Jacobs
2B – Rick Hasty, Zimlinghaus Electric (12-14, 4 HR, 7 RBI in 3 games)
3B – Gibby Garibay, Stone City Cannans
SS – Bob Mangum, Blanton’s
OF – Kurt Brock, Imlay Real Estate
OF – Gary Markland, Blanton’s
OF – Bubba Bozeman, Ray’s Metal Works
OF – Dave Markland, Blanton’s
UTIL – Mark Cauley, Barry Pegram’s Burker King
UTIL – Scott Jones, Starpath
UTIL – Doug Roberson, Zimlinghaus Electric (10-14, 4 HR, 14 RBI in 3 games)
UTIL – Bill Reinle, Starpath


Scott Bortner, Champion Line/Jackie B’s (16-20, .800, 5 HR, 18 RBI)
Fred Stahman, Imlay Real Estate (18-28, .643)
Rick Leek, Imlay Real Estate (12-19, .632)
John Tuttle, Champion Line/Jackie B’s (15-24, .625)
John Davide, Imlay Real Estate (22-32, .611)
Mighty Joe Young, Zimlinghaus Electric (6-9, 3 HR in 2 games)


1. Blanton’s, Fayetteville, NC (6-0)
2. Zimlinghaus Electric, Palm Bay, FL (6-2)
3. Larry Jacobs, Modesto, CA (7-2)
4. Starpath, Lexington, KY (6-2)
5t. Barry Pegram’s Burker King, Montgomery, AL (3-2)
5t. Imlay Real Estate, Bordentown, NJ (3-2)
7t. Ray’s Metal Works, Alachua, FL (4-2)
7t. Stone City Canaans, San Antonio, TX (4-2)
9t. Capital Insulation, North Hollywood, CA (3-2)
9t. Championship Line/Jackie B’s, Red Lion, PA (3-2)
9t. Chisholm Sports/Taylor Brothers, Malden, MA (3-2)
9t. Plymart, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
13t. Teal and Norman’s, Starke, FL (3-2)
13t. Fisher Lumber, Seneca, MO (2-2)
13t. Kansas Merchants, Dodge City, MO (2-2)
13t. Parisault Builders, Warwick, RI (2-2)
17t. Bolivar MFA Oil, Bolivar, MO (2-2)
17t. Conover-Moore, Flint, MI (2-2)
17t. Le-Al-Co, Lebanon, TN (2-2)
17t. Newman’s, Tallahassee, FL (2-2)
17t. No. 1 Electric, Charlotte, NC (2-2)
17t. Non-Ferrous Metals, Parma, OH (2-2)
17t. Southwestern, Detoit, MI (2-2)
17t. Marlton Trucking, Portland, OR (1-2)
25t. Escude, Pascagoula, MS (1-2)
25t. Fab Masters, Lexington, NC (1-2)
25t. John Hanson Savings and Loan, Beltsville, MD (1-2)
25t. Empire Club, Warren, OH (0-2)
25t. Manning’s, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
25t. Peacock Alley, Bismarck, ND (0-2)
25t. White Star Cafe, Detroit, MI (0-2)
33t. D.J. Yesterday, Michigan City, IN (0-2)
33t. Durwood Davis/Morgan Boots, Dallas, TX (0-2)
33t. First Mississippi Credit, Pascagoula, MS (0-2)
33t. Holman Transmissions, Columbus, MS (0-2)
33t. Jay’s, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
33t. Mr. Bill’s Tavern, Brooklyn, OH (0-2)
33t. Nautilus, Burlington, NC (0-2)


Lansing Auto Glass, Hammond, IN was a no show.

1985 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1985 held at Lansing, Michigan.

Champion – Hi-Ho Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (65-3)
Runner Up – Southern California Renegades, Long Beach, California (40-9)

In a tournament where 29 of the 46 games played were shutouts. The Brakettes pitching staff was brilliant in the tournament. Barb Reinalda (2-0, 2 shutouts), Kathy Arendsen (2-0, 2 shutouts) and Lisa Ishikawa (2-0, gave up the only run) allowed only 1 run throughout the tournament. Ishikawa pitched the 4-0 Championship game and needed a little relief help from Kathy Arendsen to beat the Renegades and clinch the title. Pat Dufficy’s hit and a subsequent error accounted for 2 runs in the 5th inning to get the ball rolling for the Brakettets. Susan LeFebvre of the Renegades took the loss. She earlier hurled a 1-0 two hitter against defending champs, Los Angeles Diamond Blazers in the loser’s bracket final and then came back to pitch the final as well, losing 4-0 to the Brakettes. Lefebvre was 4-2 in the tournament and Lori Stoll was 1-0 for the Renegades pitching staff.

Debbie Doom, Orlando Rebels (2-2).

Beckie Duffin, Sitton Transportation (3-2).

  • MVP – Allison Rioux, Hi-Ho Brakettes
  • HR Leader – Kandi Burke, Orange County Majestics – 3
  • Batting Leader – Barb Drake, Twin Cities Sports Print – .500
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Susan LeFebvre, Southern California Renegades
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Allyson Rioux, Hi-Ho Brakettes


P – Susan LeFebvre, Long Beach Renegades (4-2)
P – Kathy VanWyk, Los Angeles Diamonds
P – Tracy Compton, Los Angeles Diamonds
C – LeaAnn Jarvis, Hi-Ho Brakettes
C – Doreen Denmon, Hi-Ho Brakettes
1B – Yo Arvizu, Long Beach Renegades
2B – Allyson Rioux, Hi-Ho Brakettes (led the Brakettes to a 4-0 championship game win)
3B – Sheila Cornell Douty, Los Angeles Diamonds
SS – Donna Whitley, Long Beach Renegades
OF – Kim Nutter, Orange County Majestics
OF – Kris Peterson, Hi-Ho Brakettes
OF – Mary Ricks, Long Beach Renegades
OF – Elise King, Long Beach Renegades
DH – Kandi Burke, Orange County Majestics
UTIL – Donna Michael, Budweiser Belles


P – Kathy Arendsen, Hi-Ho Brakettes
P – Barbara Reinalda, Hi-Ho Brakettes
P – Becky Duffin, Sitton Transportation
C – Donna McElrea, Long Beach Renegades
C – Stacy Lim, Atena Coeds
1B – Sue Lewis, Long Beach Renegades
2B – Pam Reinoehl, Los Angeles Diamonds
3B – Danne Leinger, Twin Cities Sports Print
SS – Dot Richardson, Hi-Ho Brakettes
OF – Gina Vecchione, Hi-Ho Brakettes
OF – Nikki Woo, Tucson Playmakers
OF – Lids Studnicki, Sitton Transportation
OF – Barb Drake, Twin Cities Sports Print (8-16, .500)
DH – Jackie Gaw, Hi-Ho Brakettes
UTIL – Mary Cassidy, Tucson Playmakers
DH – Diane Schumacher, Hi-Ho Brakettes


1. Hi-Ho Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0)
2. Southern Cal Renegades, Long Beach, CA (5-2)
3. Los Angeles Diamonds, Los Angeles, CA (6-2)
4. Orange County Majestics, Orange, CA (5-2)
5t. Arizona Scorpions, Phoenix, AZ (2-2)
5t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (3-2)
7t. Tucson Playmakers, Tucson, AZ (3-2)
7t. Twin Cities Sports Print, Minneapolis, MN (3-2)
9t. Sitton Transportation, Jefferson City, MO (3-2)
9t. Uncle Leo’s, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2)
9t. Budweiser Belles, Parsippany, NJ (2-2)
9t. Hayward Hustle, Hayward, CA (1-2)
13t. Aetna Coeds, Brodgeport, CT (2-2)
13t. Bandits, Philadelphia, PA (1-2)
13t. Oklahoma Sundowners, Stillwater, OK (1-2)
13t. Wyoming Royals, Wyoming, MI (1-2)
17t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (0-2)
17t. Lansing Laurels, Lansing, MI (0-2)
17t. Ashland Girls Softball Club, Ashland, OH (0-2)
17t. Mustangs, West Covina, CA (0-2)
17t. Mid-Michigan Renegades, Lansing, MI (0-2)
17t. Comets, Houston, TX (0-2)
17t. Rockets, Springfield, IL (0-2)
17t. Pacers, Ann Arbor, MI (0-2)

L-R, top row- Coach Andy Van Etten, Jackie Gaw, Dot Richardson, Elaine Amundsen, Lisa Ishikawa, Deanne Moore, Chris Dinoto, Gina Vecchione, Allyson Rioux, Manager Ralph Raymond bottom row- Doreen Denmon, Kris Peterson, Diane Schumacher, Kathy Arendsen, Barbara Reinalda, Pat Dufficy, Gretchen Larson, Renee Clarke

1985 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1985 held at Burlington, North Carolina.

Champion – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, Ohio (159-27)
Runner Up – Elite Coatings, Gordon, Georgia (115-11)

MVP Craig Elliott had 2 HR and 4 RBI in the 29-13 Championship Game win over Elite Coatings. Steele’s previously defeated Elite in the Winner’s Bracket final by a 27-11 score. Steele’s also defeated Howard’s in the first game to send them to the loser’s bracket. Howard’s went 0-2 in the elimination portion of the event. Steele’s was without two of their most consistent hitters as Mike Nye and Mike Bolen both had to sit out the tournament with injuries.

  • MVP – Craig Elliot, Steele’s
  • HR Champion – Craig Elliot, Steele’s Sports – 17
  • Batting Champion – Bruce Meade, Elite Coatings – .815


P – Greg Fuhrman, Steele’s Sports
C – Craig Elliott, Steele’s Sports (27-38, .711, 17 HR, 32 RBI)
1B – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (10 HR)
2B – Kurt Steger, Lilly Air Systems (5 HR)
3B – Charles Wright, Elite Coatings (19-27, .704, 15 HR)
SS – Greg Whitlock, Steele’s Sports (19-32, .594)
OF – Ken Loeri, Steele’s Sports (21-29, .724, 14 HR, 30 RBI)
OF – Bill Schllian, Lilly Air Systems
OF – Bruce Meade, Elite Coatings (22-27, .815, 14 HR, 25 RBI)
OF – Ken Parker, Lilly Air Systems (6 HR)
UTIL – Dennis Graser, Steele’s Sports (21-28, .750, 11 HR, 32 RBI)
UTIL – Tim Rhinehart, Howard’s/Western Steer
UTIL – Bill Pollock, Elite Coatings (7-19, .368, 5 HR)
UTIL – Bill Gatti, Elite Coatings (13-22, .571, 11 HR)


P – Rick Weiterman, Steele’s Sports (15-21, .714)
C – Dave Steffen, Lilly Air Systems
1B – Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings (19-24, .792, 7 HR)
2B – Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports (26-41, .634, 14 HR, 26 RBI)
3B – Bill Blake, Howard’s/Western Steer (7 HR)
SS – Steve Williams, Elite Coatings (21-31, .677, 3 HR)
OF – Rick Gentry, Greensboro Merchants
OF – Dan Griffin, Steele’s Sports (16-25, .640, 12 HR, 24 RBI)
OF – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer
OF – Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer
UTIL – Freddie Trice, Elite Coatings (16-27, .593, 7 HR)
UTIL – Henry McBeth, Steele’s Sports (21-32, .656, 12 HR, 24 RBI)
UTIL – Darrell Misenheimer, Howard’s/Western Steer (5 HR)
UTIL – Ernie Montgomery, Steele’s Sports


Doug Brown, Elite Coatings (18-25, .720, 10 HR)
Rick Wheeler, Elite Coatings (16-27, .593, 9 HR)


1. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH (4-0) 6-2 including pool play
2. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA (2-2) 5-3 including pool play
3. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL (2-2) 4-4 including pool play
4. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (0-2) 3-3 including pool play
5. Greensboro Merchants, Greensboro, NC (0-2) 0-6 including pool play

1985 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1985 held at Salt Lake City, Utah on August 15-22.

Champion – Pay’N Pak, Seattle, Washington (105-15)
Runner Up – Decatur ADM, Decatur, Illinois

The story of the tournament was the incredible pitching of Jimmy Moore of Pay n Pak. He pitched and won the final championship game 3-1 over ADM. He pitched every inning but 3 in the tournament (39 of the total 42 innings Pay n Pak played). He hurled 3 shutouts and surrendered only 3 earned runs in the tournament.

Bruce Beard and Bill Boyer both supplied the power in the final game as their home runs accounted for all 3 runs.

Jimmy Moore one of the greatest seasons in men’s fast pitch history as he was named player of the year in just about every fast pitch publication. In addition to his brilliance in the ASA Nationals, he was the Most Valuable Pitcher in the ISC Worlds (6-0), 5 shutouts, 2 perfect games, 42 IP, 64 K). He also was also 4-0 as his team (Coors Kings) won the Olympic Sports Festival as well. Moore finished that tournament with a record of 51 Ks in 28 innings pitched.  Moore finished the season with a 50-4 record and was the Fast Pitch Softball News Bulletin’s Player of the Year for 1985.

  • MVP – Steve Newell, Pay’N Pak
  • Batting Leader – Curt Peterson, Larry Miller Toyota – .593
  • HR Leader – Jeff Seip, Allentown Sunners – 4
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Jimmy Moore, Pay ‘n Pak


P – Chuck D’Arcy, Guanella Brothers (4-1)
P – Jimmy Moore, Pay’n Pak (6-0, 3 shutouts, 39 IP, 31 Ks, 3 ERs) and won championship game 3-1
P – Vaughn Alvey, Miller Toyota
C – Greg Van Gaver, Pay ‘n Pak
C – Tom Dallas, Coors Kings (8-17, .471)
1B – Ed Di Francia, Coors Kings
2B – Bobby Dallas, Coors Kings
3B – Jeff Borror, Pay’n Pak (10-20, .500)
SS – Chuck Prescott, Sunners (16-27, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 10 Runs scored)
OF – Steve Newell, Pay’n Pak (10-19, .527, 5 doubles – set record), also 1-3 in the championship game.
OF – Jack Johnson, Guanella Brothers
OF – Curt Peterson, Miller Toyota
OF – Mark Burrup, Miller Toyota
DH – Gary Stahl, Miller Toyota
UTIL – Mike Nevin, Coors Kings


P – Ty Stofflet, Sunners (4-2)
P – Brent Stevenson, Decatur ADM (3-1)
P – Peter Meredith, Farm Tavern (3-2)
C – Brad Burrup, Miller Toyota
C – George Papagelis, Sunners
1B – Bruce Beard, Pay’n Pak
2B – George Davis, San Gabriel Eagles
3B – Ted Hicks, Decatur ADM
SS – Ted Muniz, Guanella Brothers
OF – Pete Zoppi, Sunners
OF – Paul Ednoff, Chameleons
OF – Randy Brown, Charlie’s Trading Post
OF – Mark Paulsrud, Farm Tavern
DH – Jeff Seip, Sunners (9 RBI)
UTIL – Hal Martinez, All-American Bar


P – Bob Moore, All-American Bar
P – Dave Scott, Decatur ADM (2-1)
P – Peter Finn, Coors Kings (3-2)
C – Dallas Rountree, Guanella Brothers
C – Clint Beane, McDonalds
1B – Jerry Hoffman, Chameleons
2B – Darrell Goring, All-American Bar
3B – Denny Delorit, Home Savings and Loan
SS – Chad Corcoran, Pay’n Pak
OF – Brian Rothrock, Decatur ADM
OF – Randy Burnside, Pay’n Pak
OF – Randy Ward, Miller Toyota
OF – Larry Nolan, San Gabriel Eagles
DH – Gordy Eastham, Guanella Brothers
UTIL – Denny Place, Decatur ADM


1. Pay ‘N Pak, Seattle, WA (6-0)
2. Decatur ADM, Decatur, IL (5-2)
3. Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT (5-2)
4. Sunners, Reading, PA (5-2)
5t. Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA (5-2)
5t. Coors Kings, Merced, CA (3-2)
7t. Chameleons, Lancaster, CA (4-2)
7t. Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (3-2)
9t. All-American Bar, St. Paul, MN (3-2)
9t. Charlie’s Trading Post, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
9t. San Gabriel Eagles, San Gabriel, CA (3-2)
9t. McDonalds, Midland, MI (2-2)
13t. Home Savings And Loan, Aurora, IL (2-2)
13t. Phoenicans, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
13t. Page Brake, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2)
13t. Walnut Products, St. Joseph, MO (0-2)
17t. The Advertizers, Salisbury, MD (1-2)
17t. Plangger Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (1-2)
17t. Lite All-Stars, San Bernardino, CA (0-2)
17t. Suns, Pueblo, CO (1-2)
17t. Kings, Denhan Springs, LA (1-2)
17t. Aztecs, Pueblo, CO (1-2)
17t. Holiday Market, Chico, CA (1-2)
17t. Wellesley Trucking, Wellesley, MA (0-2)
25t. Faultless Rubber Company, Ashland, OH (0-2)
25t. M&M Coors, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2)
25t. Texas A’s, Odessa, TX (0-2)
25t. Clancy’s, Paterson, NJ (0-2)
25t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (0-2)

1985 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1985 held at Springfield, Missouri.

Champion: Key Ford Lady Mustangs, Pensacola, Florida
Runner Up: Cannan’s Silver Streak, Denton, Tennessee

  • MVP – Charlotte Cates, Key Ford Lady Mustangs
  • Batting Champion – Lorraine Hudson, Key Ford (16-25) – .640
  • HR Champion – Kathy Riley, Cannan’s Silver Streak – 2
  • HR Champion – Carlita Raulerson, Sonny’s- 2


P – Charlotte Cates, Key Ford Mustangs
C – Susan Limestall, Sonny’s Bar-B-Que
1B – Carlita Raulerson, Sonny’s Bar-B-Que
2B – Brenda Nye, Key Ford Mustangs
3B – Lorraine Hudson, Key Ford Mustangs
SS – Jolanda Clayton, Cannan’s Silver Streak
OF – Kathy Riley, Cannan’s Silver Streak
OF – Cecilia Lee, Sonny’s Bar-B-Que
OF – Robin Richardson, Key Ford Mustangs
OF – Sue Washington, South Loop Ford Chance
UT – Linda Polley, Spooks
UT – Sherry Pickard, Cannan’s Silver Streak
UT – Gwendolyn Moseley, Roadrunners
UT – Carol Stack, Coors Beer


P – Lauren Murphy, Roadrunners
C – Carol Yeager, Blazers
1B – Carol Brandenburg, Cannan’s Silver Streak
2B – Judy Kaiser, Coors Beer
3B – Kim Roof, Stompers
SS – Trina Hartzog, Key Ford Mustangs
OF – Mitzi Davis, Cannan’s Silver Streak
OF – Terry Donohue, Stompers
OF – Carol Bemis, Spooks
OF – Tammi Terrell, Key Ford Mustangs
UT – Deb Stamm, Coors Beer
UT – Susan Kubala, Blazers
UT – Linda Bourgeois, Professional Investors
UT – Patty Stiel, McGlaughlin Oil


1. Key Ford Mustangs, Pensacola, FL (7-1)
2. Cannan’s Silver Streak, Denton, TX (5-2)
3. Sonny’s Bar-B-Que, Tallahassee, FL (6-2)
4. Blazers, Bryan-College Station, TX (3-2)
5t. Spooks, Anoka, MN (4-2)
5t. Roadrunners, Charlotte, NC (4-2)
7t. Coors Beer, Armstrong, IL (4-2)
7t. McGlaughlin Oil, Columbus, OH (4-2)
9t. Richmond Stompers, Richmond, VA (4-2)
9t. B&I Sports, Tacoma, WA (2-2)
9t. The Rebels/WW Gay, Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
9t. Wichita A’s, Wichita, KS (3-2)
13t. Professional Investors, Fullerton, CA (3-2)
13t. South Loop Ford Chance, Houston, TX (3-2)
13t. Zanderettes, Apopka, FL (2-2)
13t. UPI/Sorrento’s, Harrison, OH (3-2)
17t. Ferrara’s, Akron, OH (2-2)
17t. Midstate Shamrock, Mount Pleasant, MI (2-2)
17t. Merit Contractors, Springfield, MO (1-2)
17t. Cannan Classics, Austin, TX (1-2)
17t. State Farm Insurance, Mansfield, LA (1-2)
17t. Whiz Kids, Belleville, IL (2-2)
17t. York Crusaders, York, PA (1-2)
17t. Swartz Printing, Hutchinson, KS (2-2)
25t. Ford’s, Beebe, AR (1-2)
25t. Turner Express, Youngstown, OH (1-2)
25t. Houston Stars, Houston, TX (1-2)
25t. BG’s Part II, Jackson, MO (0-2)
25t. Magic Aces, Winston-Salem, NC (0-2)
25t. Pack & Sack Roadrunners, Ochlochnee, GA (0-2)
25t. Ozark Athletics, Joplin, MO (0-2)
25t. County Sports Mice, Huntington Station, NY (0-2)
33t. Ozark Communications, Springfield, MO (0-2)
33t. Bialko’s Point After, Sharon, PA (0-2)
33t. Chrysler-Plymouth, Terre Haute, IN (0-2)
33t. Lakerettes, Conneaut Lake, PA (0-2)
33t. Bellinger’s, Lake Charles, LA (0-2)
33t. M&M Debs, Pittsburg, PA (0-2)
33t. Super Bowl II, Washington DC (0-2)

1984 ASA Women’s Major Industrial Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Cleveland, Tennessee.

Champion: Cargill Gold, Mound, Minnesota
Runner Up: Americal Corporation, Henderson, North Carolina

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




1. Cargill Gold, Mound, MN (6-1)
2. Americal Corporation, Henderson, NC (5-2)
3. Mercantile Bank, St. Louis, MO (6-2)
4. Russell A’s, Alexandria, AL (4-2)
5t. Provident Vets, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
5t. Salem Carpets, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
7t. Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX (3-2)
7t. Baptist Pacemaker, Memphis, TN (3-2)
9t. Hanover Shoettes, Hanover, PA (2-2)
9t. Cotton States, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
9t. Social Security, Birmingham, AL (1-2)
9t. Delta Debits, Fayetteville, GA (2-2)
13t. General Mills, Minnetonka, MN (2-2)
13t. Riegel Pistols, Trion, GA (2-2)
13t. Williams Company, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
13t. Stuart Outlaws, Franklinville, NC (2-2)
17t. Magic Chef, Cleveland, TN (1-2)
17t. Provident Raiders, Chattanooga, TN (1-2)
17t. Monark Marking, Bellbrook, OH (1-2)
17t. Grumman Aerospace, Merrick, NY (0-2)
17t. Beech Starships, Eldorado, KS (1-2)
17t. CVS Mark Steven, Pascoag, RI (1-2)
17t. Dupont, Richmond, VA (0-2)
24t. Merchants National, Mobile, AL (0-2)
24t. Miller Brewing, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
24t. Sikorsky Club, Stratford, CT (0-2)

First National Bank, Oklahoma City, OK forfeited.

1984 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Buffalo, New York.

Champion – Los Angeles Diamond Blazers, Los Angeles, California (34-9)
Runner Up – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (64-8)

The Diamonds went undefeated (6-0) during the tournament. They beat Brakettes 1-0 in winner’s bracket finals on a Van Wyck shutout. Sue Lewis scored the only run of the game in the top of the first of losing pitcher Kathy Arendsen (2-2). The Brakettes then eliminated the Majestics 2-0 in the losers bracket final. Barb Reinalda (3-0) hurled the shutout. Tracey Compton then took the hill for the Diamonds in the Final and pitched a 1-0 shutout, defeating the Brakettes and Kathy Arendson (both of her losses in this tournament were by 1-0 scores and she gave up only 3 hits in both games). It was the first time the Brakettes had been shutout twice in the same tournament since going back to 1970, when Orange Lionettes turned the trick. Once again, Sue Lewis was the hero as she legged out an infield single allowing Debbie Langevain to score in the fifth inning with the game’s only run. The Brakettes finished 5-2. Diane Schumacher delivered the game winning RBI in 3 of the first 4 Brakettes wins.

Tracey Compton, Los Angeles Diamond Blazers (also went 3-0), also won the 1-0 Final Championship Game.

Leslie Partch, Hayward Computerland Hustle (Struck out 32 batters in a 17 inning game).

  • MVP – Sue Lewis, Los Angeles Diamonds
  • HR Leader – Sue Lewis, Los Angeles Diamond Blazers – 3
  • Batting Leader – Sue Lewis, Los Angeles Diamond Blazers – .421
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Kathy Van Wyk, Los Angeles Diamond Blazers
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes


P – Kathy VanWyk, California Blazers (3-0 pitching record)
P – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Tracy Compton, California Blazers
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints
C – Suzy Brazney, California Blazers
1B – Sue Lewis, California Blazers (8-19, .421, 3 HR; including driving in the winning run in the 1-0 championship, as well as scoring the only run in the 1-0 winner’s bracket final.) In all, she scored 3 game winning hits and drove in 4 game winning runs.
2B – Pam Reinoehl, Computerland Hustle
3B – Terry Oberg, Bettencourt Blast
SS – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Tracy Beadlescomb, LaPalma Restaurant
OF – Linda Thaler, LaPalma Restaurant
OF – Mary Wisniewski, Shamrocks
OF – Kris Bergstorm, Bettencourt Blast
DH – Diane Schumacher, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Pat Dufficy, Raybestos Brakettes


P – Tippy Borrego, Orange County Majestics
P – Kathy Neal, Budweiser Belles
P – Lori Stoll, Long Beach Renegades
C – Donna McElrea, Long Beach Renegades
C – Andria Sievers, Computerland Hustle
1B – Annette Blandford, Computerland Hustle
2B – Kodee Murray, Orange County Majestics
3B – Pam Lee, LaPalma Restaurant
SS – Debbie Langevain, California Blazers
OF – Mary Ricks, Long Beach Renegades
OF – Tammy McKinney, Sun City Saints
OF – Ann Mattson, Michigan All-Stars
OF – Sherry Popowski, Budweiser Belles
DH – Vickie Schneider, Outbound Travel
UTIL – Jody Oliverius, Outbound Travel


P – Michelle Thomas, Sun City Saints
P – Rhonda Clarke, Orlando Rebels
P – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Doreen Denmon, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Maridee Richards, Orange County Majestics
1B – Ella Vilche, Bettencourt Blast
2B – Karen Fellenz, Sun City Saints
3B – Rosie Bardwell, Computerland Hustle
SS – Brenda Thaler, LaPalma Restaurant
OF – Pam Edde, California Blazers
OF – Gina Vecchione, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Stacy Winsberg, California Blazers
OF – Leslie King, Long Beach Renegades
DH – Emmy Laolagi, Long Beach Renegades
UTIL – Jenny Moore, Orange County Majestics


1. Los Angeles Diamonds, Los Angeles, CA (6-0)
2. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-2)
3. Orange County Majestics, Orange, CA (4-2)
4. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (4-2)
5t. Long Beach Renegades, Long BEach, CA (4-2)
5t. Computerland Hustle, Hayward, CA (4-2)
7t. Bettencourt Blast, Hayward, CA (3-2)
7t. Shamrocks, Buffalo, NY (3-2)
9t. Budweiser Belles, Parsippany, NJ (2-2)
9t. LaPalma Restaurant, Flint, MI (2-2)
9t. Outbound Travel, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
9t. Michigan All-Stars, Flint, MI (2-2)
13t. Lower Bucks Bandits, Levittown, PA (1-2)
13t. Macomb Magic, Macomb, IL (1-2)
13t. Aetna Coeds, Bridgeport, CT (1-2)
13t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (1-2)
17t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (0-2)
17t. Don Coburn Inc., Ashland, OH (0-2)
17t. Speedline, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
17t. Belco Flyers, Orem, UT (0-2)
17t. Natural Light Comets, Houston, TX (0-2)
17t. Dolls, Downers Grove, IL (0-2)
17t. Iowa Aces, Huxley, IA (0-2)
17t. Tucson Playmakers, Tucson, AZ (0-2)

L-R, top row- Scorer Tom Ashcroft, Coach Andy Van Etten, Doreen Denmon, Jackie Gaw, Elizabeth Luckie, Renee Clarke, Gina Vecchione, Dot Richardson, Allyson Rioux, Chris Dinoto, Manager Ralph Raymond bottom row- Deanne Moore, Missy Mapes, Diane Schumacher, Kathy Arendsen, Barbara Reinalda, Gretchen Larson, Julie Bolduc, Kris Peterson

1984 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Garland, Texas.

Champion – Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, Illinois
Runner Up – Ray’s Metal Works, Alachua, Florida

  • MVP – Phil Higgins, Lilly Air Systems
  • HR Leader – Dennis Crawford, Ray’s Metal Works – 16
  • Batting Leader – Phil Higgins, Lilly Air Systems – .848


P – Mike Jacobs, Ray’s Metal Works
C – Benny Holt, Lilly Air Systems
1B – Larry Hall, Joe Theismann’s
2B – Ron Olesiak, Lilly Air Systems (22-33, .667, 10 RBI)
3B – Keith Kelley, Ray’s Metal Works
SS – Mike Rose, Cable TV
OF – Phil Higgins, Lilly Air Systems (28-33, .848, 10 HR, 24 RBI)
OF – Ken Parker, Lilly Air Systems (25-35, .714, 10 HR)
OF – Randal McGee, Ray’s Metal Works
OF – Lawrence Hutchinson, Joe Theismann’s
OF – Bobby Vetkoetter, Cable TV
UTIL – Dennis Crawford, Ray’s Metal Works (33-52, .632, 16 HR, 43 RBI)
UTIL – Myles Schexneydre, Cable TV
UTIL – Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports


P – Dave Steffen, Steele’s Sports
C – Curtis Lewis, Cable TV
1B – Bobby Stevens, Ray’s Metal Works
2B – Dennis Myers, Cable TV
3B – Craig Shraub, Texas Raiders
SS – Al Van Gaupler, Lilly Air Systems
OF – Louis Page, Joe Theismann’s
OF – Mark Brown, Fine Line
OF – Bobba Bozeman, Ray’s Metal Works
OF – Dan Barnett, Lilly Air Systems
UTIL – Alan Kendall, Joe Theismann’s
UTIL – Mark Cauley, Barrington
UTIL – Mike Brown, Cinema West
UTIL – Alfred Hinton, Texas Raiders


Ken Parker, Lilly (.714, 10 HR)
Ron Olesiak, Lilly (.667, 10 RBI)


1. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL (7-0)
2. Ray’s Metal Works, Alachua, FL (9-2)
3. Cable TV, Garland, TX (5-2)
4. Joe Theismann’s, Falls Church, VA (6-2)
5t. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH (6-2)
5t. Le-Al-Co Storms, Nashville, TN (3-2)
7t. Texas Raiders, Houston, TX (5-2)
7t. Fine Line Litho, Cleveland, OH (5-2)
9t. Morgan Boots/Durward Davis, Dallas, TX (3-2)
9t. Barrington/Kleen Tex, Columbus, GA (2-2)
9t. Manning’s, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
9t. Cinema West, Houston, TX (3-2)
13t. Bud Light Merchants, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
13t. Venture Construction, Seguin, TX (3-2)
13t. Capitol Insulation, North Hollywood, CA (3-2)
13t. Bob Hoffman Blue, York, PA (3-2)
17t. West Coast Knightly Travel, Issaquah, WA (2-2)
17t. Charlesbois Trucking, Burlington, VT (2-2)
17t. Luke Grace Drilling, Wichita Falls, TX (1-2)
17t. Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
17t. Pappy’s Pizza, Manchester, NH (2-2)
17t. Bush Brannan, Baltimore, MD (2-2)
17t. Fab Masters, Lexington, NC (1-2)
17t. RA DeDios, Modesto, CA (2-2)
25t. Howard’s Sports/Gastonia Heating & Air, Gastonia, NC (1-2)
25t. Slocum Equipment, Alexandria, LA (1-2)
25t. Cline Brothers, Archbold, OH (2-2)
25t. Raffaele’s, Spring Lake, MN (1-2)
25t. Bassett Products, Lexington, KY (1-2)
25t. Kaniewski & Sons, South Bend, IN (1-2)
25t. Caudill Tire, Morehead, KY (1-2)
25t. Bryan Tours/Pahieis Pride, Brandon, MS (1-2)
33t. Miller Pipers, Wouster, OH (1-2)
33t. Budweiser, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
33t. Pegram’s Burger King, Montgomery, AL (0-2)
33t. Eichlotz Masonry, Fargo, ND (0-2)
33t. Stark St. Pizza, Portland, OR (0-2)
33t. North Central BJ’s, Waterloo, IA (0-2)
33t. Teal Tile & Carpet, Starke, FL (0-2)
33t. Simsbury Raiders, Manchester, CT (0-2)
33t. Nevada Insulations, Las Vegas, NV (0-2)
33t. National Collections, Dallas, TX (0-2)
33t. Ohio Sealants, East Lake, OH (0-2)
33t. Goetzcraft, Milan, MI (0-2)
33t. Ludi’s Market, Las Vegas, NV (0-2)
33t. Shelter Cougars, Lake Charles, LA (0-2)
33t. Empire Club, Struthers, OH (0-2)
33t. Bond Trucking, Springfield, MO (0-2)

1984 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Burlington, North Carolina.

Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina (104-40)
Runner Up – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, Florida (61-25)

Howard’s/Western Steer went 0-4 in the round robin, defeated Elite Coatings (2-2), then defeated number one seed Jerry’s Catering (4-0) in the winners bracket final.

Jerry’s then eliminated Elite Coatings to get another crack at the Howard’s/Western Steer squad.  Jerry’s won going away 51-27 to force the “if” game.

The game was not contest as the defending champs won 45-12 over Jerry’s to retain their ASA Super National title.

Clyde Guy was 7-7 with 6 HR and 10 RBI in that final game. MVP Rick Scherr, Ed Roth, Stan Harvey and Ricky Huggins all hit 4 HR in the game. Rick Scherr hit 20 HR in the tournament and counting his Intentional Walks, his on base percentage was .846 (39-46).

Bruce Meade was 31-40 to win the batting title with a .775 average, just edging out Scherr, who batted .774.

  • MVP – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • HR Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer – 20
  • Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – .775


P – Don Arndt, Howard’s/Western Steer (7 HR)
C – Bill Gatti, Elite Coatings (3 HR)
1B – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (24-31, .774, 20 HR, 37 RBI, 15 intentional walks)
2B – Doug Brown, Jerry’s Catering (9 HR)
3B – Ricky Huggins, Howard’s/Western Steer (6 HR)
OF – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Catering (31-40, .775, 14 HR, 23 RBI)
OF – Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer (8 HR)
OF – Denny Jones, Jerry’s Catering (7 HR)
OF – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer (3 HR)
UTIL – Rick Wheeler, Jerry’s Catering (10 HR)
UTIL – Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings (7 HR)
UTIL – Stan Harvey, Howard’s/Western Steer (10 HR)
UTIL – Mike Bolen, Jerry’s Catering (7 HR)
UTIL – Freddie Trice, Elite Coatings (2 HR)


P – Rick Weiterman, Elite Coatings
C – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Catering (6 HR)
1B – Bill Pollock, Elite Coatings
2B – Bill Meyer, Jerry’s Catering
3B – Charles Wright, Elite Coatings
SS – Danny Basso, Jerry’s Catering
OF – Glenn Borquin, Howard’s/Western Steer (6 HR)
OF – Dennis Graser, Elite Coatings
OF – Richard Wilborn, Howard’s/Western Steer
OF – Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer (7 HR)
UTIL – Russell Bradley, Howard’s/Western Steer
UTIL – Dan Griffin, Jerry’s Catering
UTIL – Ron Ford, Elite Coatings
UTIL – Steve Williams, Elite Coatings

FINAL STANDINGS (overall record counting Pool Play games)

1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (3-1) 0-4 in pool play
2. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (2-2) 4-0 in pool play
3. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA (0-2) 2-2 in pool play


Jerry’s 51, Howard’s 27 (first final)
Bruce Meade (8-8, 5 HR, 9 RBI)
Rick Wheeler (5-6, 3 HR)
Doug Brown (8-8, 4 HR, 9 RBI)
Denny Jones (5-6, 4 HR)
Chic Downing (HR)
Mike Bolen (HR)
Greg Fuhrman (HR)
Harold Kelley (2 HR)
Don Arndt (5-5, 2 HR)
Russell Bradley (4-5)
Dick Bartel (4-6, HR)
Stan Harvey (3 HR)
Rick Scherr (2 HR)
Ricky Huggins (2 HR)
Glen Bourquin (HR)
Clyde Guy (HR)

Howard’s 45, Jerry’s 12 (Championship Game)
Clyde Guy (7-7, 6 HR, 10 RBI)
Ricky Huggins (6-7, 4 HR)
Russell Bradley (5-6)
Rick Scherr (5-6, 4 HR, 8 RBI)
Ed Roth (5-7, 4 HR)
Dick Bartel (2 HR)
Stan Harvey (4 HR)
Don Arndt (2 HR)
Glen Bourquin (3 HR)
Curtis Williams (2 HR)
Danny Basso (3-4)
Doug Brown (3-4, 2 HR)
Bruce Meade (2 HR)
Mike Bolen (HR)
Mike Cellura (HR)
Rick Wheeler (HR)

1984 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Wade Stadium in Duluth, Minnesota on September 1-3.

Champion – Bender Plumbing, New Haven, Connecticut
Runner Up – Budweiser, San Francisco, California

  • MVP – Joe Martone, Bender Plumbing
  • HR Leaders – Fred Scott, Bandits – 8
  • HR Leaders – Rick Cameron, Budweiser of San Francisco – 8
  • Batting Leader – Rick Cameron, Budweiser of San Francisco – .733


P – Perry Flowers, Bender Plumbing
C – Joe Martone, Bender Plumbing
1B – Curt Ledbetter, Wilkerson Diesel
2B – Doug Shrovel, Wilkerson Diesel
3B – John Galante, DeBacco Brothers
SS – Steve Worthington, Rusty Scupper
OF – Gary Bellom, Bender Plumbing
OF – Dick Camerson, Budweiser of San Francisco
OF – Fred Scott, Bandits
OF – Greg Woodard, Bertin Agency
UTIL – Alan Kurtz, All Sports
UTIL – Doug Fortune, Bender Plumbing
UTIL – Steve Burks, Wilkerson Diesel
UTIL – Jim Cooney, DeBacco Brothers


P – Rob Downing, Budweiser of San Francisco
C – Ted Bond, Bandits
1B – Keith MacDowell, Bender Plumbing
2B – Rob Brassea, Budweiser of San Francisco
3B – Mike Mawhinney, Bigham
SS – Alan Mahl, Bigham
OF – Pat Agoglia, DeBacco Brothers
OF – Charlie Wimmers, American Legion
OF – Blame McDonald, Bigham
OF – Keith Leinenbach, E&K Electric
UTIL – Bob McDaniel, E&K Electric
UTIL – Charles White, Bandits
UTIL – Don Hamby, Bigham
UTIL – Bobby Breshears, All Sports


1. Bender Plumbing Supplies, New Haven, CT (7-0)
2. Budweiser of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (7-2)
3. Bandits, Anchorage, AK (5-2)
4. E&K Electric, Jasper, IN (4-2)
5t. DeBacco Bros, Belleville, NJ (6-2)
5t. Bigham, Fort Lauderdale, FL (5-2)
7t. American Legion, Dayton, OH (5-2)
7t. Rusty Scupper, Belmont, CA (4-2)
9t. All Sports, Houston, TX (4-2)
9t. Wilkerson Diesel, Little Rock, AR (4-2)
9t. Bertin Agency, Detroit, MI (3-2)
9t. US Armed Forces (2-2)
13t. Gabe’s/Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN (3-2)
13t. Jerry’s Sport Shop, Grandview, MO (3-2)
13t. Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL (3-2)
13t. Marion/Legere, Peadbody, MA (3-2)
17t. Car Center, Baltimore, MD (2-2)
17t. Coastal Bank, Hinesville, GA (2-2)
17t. CP Medical/Steele Sports, Columbus, OH (2-2)
17t. Superior Products, Tupelo, MS (2-2)
17t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
17t. Blackhurst Realty, Midland, MI (1-2)
17t. Bobby’s Sport Shop, Jackson, AL (1-2)
17t. Gulf Welding Supply, Kingsville, TX (1-2)
25t. Al’s Cold Cuts, Norristown, PA (2-2)
25t. American Amicable Travelers, Kileen, TX (2-2)
25t. Beardstown Farm & Home, Beardstown, IL (2-2)
25t. Bud Light, Duluth, MN (1-2)
25t. Miller Premium Brand, Stevens Point, WI (1-2)
25t. Newell Concrete, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
25t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (1-2)
25t. Time Out/Jo Mac Brothers, Yonkers, NY (1-2)
33t. Delau Fire Protection, Lansing, MI (1-2)
33t. DJ Yesterdays, Michigan City, IN (1-2)
33t. Fagan Enterprises, Neosho, MO (1-2)
33t. Murphy Bits, Imlay City, MI (1-2)
33t. AIA, Honolulu, HI (0-2)
33t. Flying “A”, Forest Grove, OR (0-2)
33t. Jaballs, Louisville, KY (0-2)
33t. Mace & Zeiler’s, Baltimore, MD (0-2)
33t. Mailhouse, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
33t. Nite City Owls, Sioux Falls, SD (0-2)
33t. Owatonna Eagles, Owatonna, MN (0-2)
33t. Pabst, Duluth, MN (0-2)
33t. Tangl Merchants, Hammond, LA (0-2)
33t. Ti-Bert Systems, Akron, OH (0-2)
33t. Woods Nursery, San Antonio, TX (0-2)
49t. KTWO Radio, Casper, WY (0-2)
49t. Trophy Shop, Lynchburg, VA (0-2)