Category: ISA

2000 ISA Super Men’s Slow Pitch World Series

2000 held at Winter Haven, Florida


Champion – Dan Smith/Worth, San Jose, California
Runner Up – Sunbelt Plastics Softball, Centerville, Georgia


  • Jerome Earnest Memorial MVP Award – Dal Beggs, Dan Smith/Worth (.19-22, .864, 3 HR)
  • Defensive MVP – Britt Hightower, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Offensive MVP – None named or no info
  • HR Leader – Hank Garris, Team TPS (17-22, .773) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Dal Beggs, Dan Smith/Worth – .864
  • Base Burgler Award – Ray Patti

ISA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Hank Garris, Team TPS (17-22, .733, 11 HR)
  • Jeff Wallace, Team TPS
  • Rusty Bumgardner, Team TPS
  • Jason Kendrick, Team TPS
  • Dewayne Frizzel, Sunbelt Plastics
  • John McCraw, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Dennis Mendoza, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Curtis Williams, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Britt Hightower, Sunbelt Plastics
  • Dal Beggs, Dan Smith/Worth (19-22, .864, 3 HR)
  • Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Worth
  • Doug Kissane, Dan Smith/Worth
  • Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Worth
  • Albert Davis, Dan Smith/Worth
  • Lonnie Fox, Jr. Dan Smith/Worth
  • John Keigley, Hague/Resmondo/TPS

PRELIMINARY GAMES

Bracket-A

1. Sunbelt Plastics, Centerville, GA (3-0)
2. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (2-2)
3. Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL (1-2)
4. Suncoast/Dudley, Sarasota, FL (0-2)

Bracket-B

1. Dan Smith/Worth, San Jose, CA (3-1)
2. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (3-2)
3. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (1-2)
4. Sunnyvale Valve/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA (0-2)

Championship Game

Dan Smith/Worth 34 defeated Sunbelt Plastics 19


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Dan Smith/Worth, San Jose, CA (4-1)
2. Sunbelt Plastics, Centerville, GA (3-1)
3. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (3-2)
4. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (2-2)
5t. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (1-2)
5t. Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, FL (1-2)
7t. Sunnyvale Valve/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA (0-2)
7t. Suncoast/Dudley, Sarasota FL (0-2)

1999 ISA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Series

1999 held at Niceville, Florida.


Champion – Thomas Bait and Tackle, Vass, North Carolina
Runner Up – Long Pest Control, Tacoma, Washington


  • MVP – John Adams, Thomas Bait & Tackle (29-35, .829)
  • HR Leader – Shane McCullough, Long Pest Control – 14
  • Batting Leader – John Adams, Thomas Bait & Tackle – .829
  • Defensive MVP – Grant Batts, Thomas Bait & Tackle

ISA A ALL WORLD TEAM

  • John Adams, Thomas Bait & Tackle (29-35, .829)
  • Huck Norris, Thomas Bait & Tackle (21-27, .778)
  • Doug Flowers, Thomas Bait & Tackle (20-25, .800
  • Grant Batts, Thomas Bait & Tackle (20-27, .741)
  • Shane McCullough, Long Pest Control (14 HR)
  • Jack Glover, WET/Easton (11 HR)

FINAL RESULTS

1. Thomas Bait and Tackle, Vass, NC (6-0)
2. Long Pest Control/TPS, Tacoma, WA (4-2)
3. Aftershock (4-2)
4. W.E.T./Easton (6-2)
5t. L&L Painting (4-2)
5t. Advance Softball (4-2)
7t. Hooters/BB/TPS (4-2)
7t. Lafayette Fire & Safety (3-2)
9t. Crew Softball (3-2)
9t. Southern Turf/Hudson/TPS (3-2)
9t. Suncoast/Dudley (3-2)
9t. Journeyman/Ques/Varsity/Easton (2-2)
13t. Herrin/TPS (2-2)
13t. WW Gay/TPS (2-2)
13t. Aubrey’s/Grover, Savannah, GA (2-2)
13t. Phone Masters/Commercial Bank, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Smokes/ABS/TPS (1-2)
17t. Guys Snack/Easton (2-2)
17t. Maroadi Transfer/Easton, Jeanette, PA (1-2)
17t. Advance Auto (1-2)
17t. Sports Page/Sports Reach (1-2)
17t. T&R Stucco (1-2)
17t. Terry’s TNT (1-2)
17t. Pov’s/Coors Light, Andover, MN (1-2)
25t. Florida Auto Auction (0-2)
25t. Going Deep (0-2)
25t. R&B Plastering (0-2)
25t. Florida Heat/Nave Plumbing/Worth (0-2)
25t. Team Sonic (0-2)
25t. Pace (0-2)
25t. A Plus Mortgage (1-2)
25t. Louisiana Bag (0-2)
33. Minco (0-2)

1999 ISA Men’s AA Slow Pitch World Series

1999 held at Gainesville, Georgia at Lanier Point Softball Complex.


Champion – Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, Ohio
Runner Up – P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton, Sommers, Connecticut


  • MVP – Tim Linson, Hague (37-42, .881, 20 HR, 42 RBI)
  • Defensive MVP – ?
  • Offensive MVP – ?
  • HR Leader – Tim Linson, Hague – 20
  • Batting Leader – Tim Linson, Hague – .881

ISA AA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (37-42, .881, 20 HR)
  • Judson Jackson, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (33-43, .767, 15 HR, 38 RBI)
  • Paul Brannon, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (31-41, .756, 15 HR)
  • Mark Cobb, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (31-40, .775, 8 HR)
  • Shane Dubose, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (32-42, .762)
  • Dale Sensenig, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (27-36, .750, 8 HR)
  • Chris Lashley, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (25-34, .735, 12 HR)
  • Dennis Turner, Hague/Resmondo/TPS
  • Bob Fisher, P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton (12 HR)
  • Kris O’Hara, P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton
  • Jeff Vargo, P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton
  • Jose Santiago, P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton
  • Ernie Montgomery, Team Reeece (24-32, .750, 11 HR)
  • Derek Jones, Team Reece (26-31, .839, 11 HR)
  • Brian Justice, Team Reece (23-30, .767, 10 HR)

OTHERS

Tim Cocco, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (27-41, .659, 12 HR)
Jim Burbrink, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (12-16, .750)
Brian Arnold, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (7-11, .636)


FINAL RESULTS

1. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (7-1)
2. P&D/Tri-Gems/Tiger/Easton, Sommers, CT (4-2)
3. Team Reece, Knoxville, TN (4-2)
4. Hendu/Loug Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (3-2)
5t. Southern Turf/Hudson’s/TPS, Samson, AL (3-2)
5t. Sunnyvale Value/TPS, Sunnyvale, CA (4-2)
7t. L&L Painting, Pratville, AL (2-2)
7t. AfterShock/Easton, Fairfield, CA (2-2)
9t. B&E Tire/Worth, Sugar Hill, GA (3-2)
9t. W.E.T./Easton, Niceville, FL (2-2)
9t. Budweiser/Demarini, College Station, TX (2-2)
9t. Paramount Builders/TPS, Virginia Beach, VA (2-2)
13t. Fast Eddies, Jackson, MS (2-2)
13t. The Crew, GA (2-2)
13t. Gasoline Heaven/Worth, Commack, NY (1-2)
13t. New Construction/AAA/Worth, Shelbyville, IN (1-2)
17t. Powerhouse/Reebok, Riverdale, GA (1-2)
17t. Interior Connection/TPS, Soddy Daisy, TN (0-2)
17t. Kia of Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, GA (0-2)
17t. Sportsworld/Folk Jordan, Lebanon, TN (0-2)
17t. Team Georgia/Worth, Tucker, GA (0-2)
17t. Chevy World/HBO, AL (0-2)

1999 ISA Super Men’s Slow Pitch World Series

1999 held at Winter Haven, Florida.


Champion – Team Easton, Burlingame, California
Runner Up – Dan Smith/Wessell/Backstop/ Worth, San Jose, California


Dan Smith emerged from the losers bracket, only to lose a heart breaker to Team Easton 18-17 in the Championship game.


  • MVP – Brett Helmer, Team Easton (16-21, .762, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
  • Defensive MVP – Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Wessel/ Backstop/Worth
  • Offensive MVP – Todd Joerling, Team Easton (16-19, .842, 5 HR, 11 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Brett Helmer, Team Easton – 6
  • HR Leader – Robbie Ergle, Dan Smith (15-22, .682) – 6
  • HR Leader – Dewayne Frizzell, Dan Smith (16-23, .696) – 6
  • Batting Leader – Jim Devine, R&D Easton (13-14, 3 HR, 12 RBI) -.929

ISA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • P – Greg Harding, Team Easton (8-13, .615, 2 HR, 6 RBI)
  • C – Wendell Rickard, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth
  • 1B – Brett Helmer, Team Easton (13-17, .765, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
  • 2B – Darrell Beeler, Team Easton (8-17, .421, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
  • 3B – Albert Davis, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth
  • SS – Todd Joerling, Team Easton (16-19, .842, 5 HR, 11 RBI)
  • MI – Ron Parnell, Team Easton (12-19, .632, 4 HR, 14 RBI)
  • OF – Mark Creson, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth (16-22, .727, 4 HR)
  • OF – Dewayne Frizzel, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop (16-23, .696, 6 HR)
  • OF – Scott Striebel, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop (16-23, .696, 4 HR)
  • OF – Dale Sensenig, Hague/Resmondo/TPS (15-20, .750)
  • UTIL – Robbie Ergle, Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth (15-22, .682, 6 HR)
  • UTIL – Jim Devine, R&D Easton (13-14, .929, 3 HR, 12 RBI)
  • UTIL – Mike Shenk, Team Easton (15-19, .789, 3 HR, 11 RBI)

OTHERS

Todd Martin, Team TPS (11-13, .846, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
Rod Hughes, R&D Easton (11-14, .786, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
Dewayne Nevitt, Team TPS (8-11, .727, 4 HR, 10 RBI)
Jason Kendrick, Team TPS (8-11, .727, 3 RBI)
Jeff Hall, Team Easton (15-21, .714, 4 HR, 13 RBI)
David Hood, R&D Easton (9-13, .692, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
Paul Drilling, Dan Smith/Worth (11-16, .688)
Dennis Rulli, Hague/Resmondo (11-16, .688, 5 RBI)
Hank Garris, Team TPS (9-14, .643, 4 HRS, 12 RBI)
Britt Hightower, R&D Easton (8-13, .615, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (8-13, .615, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
Dal Beggs, Dan Smith/Worth (13-21, .592, 2 HR)
Greg Cannedy, Dan Smith/Worth (7-12, .583)
Doug Kissane, Team TPS (7-12, .583, 4 HR, 9 RBI)
Randy Kortokrax, R&D Easton (8-14, .571, 5 HR, 12 RBI)
Howie Krause, Hague/Resmondo (12-21, .571, 5 HR, 15 RBI)
Rusty Bumgardner, Team TPS (5-9, .556, 2 HR, 7 RBI)
Dennis Mendoza, Dan Smith/Worth (11-20, .550)
Dan Schuck, Team Easton (11-20, .550, 1 HR, 8 RBI)
Tim Cocco, Hague/Resmondo (12-22, .545, 2 HR, 11 RBI)
Tim Linson, Hague/Resmondo (12-22, .545, 4 HR, 11 RBI)
Randall Boone, Team TPS (5-10, .500, 2 HR, 2 RBI)
Larry Fredieu, Team Easton (10-21, .476, 3 HR, 8 RBI)
John McCraw, Team Easton (9-19, .474, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
Carl Rose, Dan Smith/Worth (9-25, .360 3 HR)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Team Easton, Windsor Locks, CT (4-0)
2. Dan Smith/Wessel/Backstop/Worth, San Jose, CA (3-2)
3. Hague/Resmondo/TPS, Columbus, OH (3-2)
4. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (2-2)
5t. R&D/Easton, Lima, OH (1-2)
5t. Herrin/TPS, Savannah, GA (1-2)
7t. Mizuno/Demarini, Fort Pierce, FL (0-2)
7t. FL Heat/Nave Plumbing/Worth, Cape Coral, FL (0-2)

1998 ISA Men’s Super Slow Pitch World Series

1998 held at Gastonia, North Carolina


Champion – Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Runner Up – Sierra/TPS, Reno, Nevada


Carl Rose slammed a no-doubt-about-it grand slam home run after a walk to big Wendell Rickard with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Lighthouse/Worth to a 26-24 win over Sierra/TPS Sunday in the championship game. The tournament was played on a baseball park, with dimensions of 335-360-380-360-335. Sierra forced an extra game with a 20-12 win over Lighthouse that saw Hank Garris wallop four home runs. Darrell Beeler had two homers and Kerry Everett and Greg Cannedy each had 4-for-4 games. Rickard had four boomers for Lighthouse in the deciding game. Al Davis had three and he was the tournament’s leading hitter with an .810 average.


  • MVP – Carl Rose, Lighthouse/ Worth (17-24, .708, 7 HR, 15 RBI)
  • Defensive MVP – Larry Fredieu, Sierra/TPS
  • Offensive MVP – Albert Davis, Lighthouse/Worth (17-21, .810, 7 HR, 14 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Hank Garris, Sierra/TPS (26-34, .765, 22 RBI) – 12
  • Batting Leader – Albert Davis, Lighthouse (17-21, .810 7 HR, 14 RBI)

ISA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Carl Rose, Lighthouse/Worth (17-24, .708, 7 HR, 15 RBI)
  • Albert Davis, Lighthouse/Worth (17-21, .810, 7 HR, 14 RBI)
  • Wendell Rickard, Lighthouse/Worth (16-24, .667, 9 HR, 19 RBI)
  • Dennis Mendoza, Lighthouse/Worth (14-21, .667, 1 HR, 9 RBI)
  • Robin Higginbotham, Lighthouse/Worth (11-21, .524, 2 HR, 4 RBI)
  • Scott Striebel, Lighthouse/Worth (11-20, .550, 4 RBI)
  • Hank Garris, Sierra/TPS (26-34, .765, 12 HR, 22 RBI)
  • Larry Fredieu, Sierra/TPS (15-32, .469, 7 HR, 14 RBI)
  • Darrell Beeler, Sierra/TPS (17-33, .515, 11 HR, 19 RBI)
  • Paul Drilling, Sierra/TPS (12-23, .522, 10 RBI)
  • Mark Creson, Sierra/TPS (18-29, .621, 1 HR, 10 RBI)
  • Shane Dubose, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (12-16, .750, 2 RBI)
  • Jeff Hall, Sunbelt/ Dan Smith/Easton (13-17, .765, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
  • Johnny McCraw, Sunbelt Dan Smith/Easton (10-15, .667, 4 HR, 13 RBI)
  • Jim Burbrink, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS (8-11, .727, 2 RBI)
  • Randy Vollmer, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS (8-13, .615, 5 RBI)

OTHERS

Bob VanErem, Backstop/Easton (10-11, .909, 3 HR, 8 RBI)
Mike Shenk, Team TPS (5-6, .833, 2 HR, 2 RBI)
Dal Beggs, Steele’s/R&D/Reda (9-11, .818, 3 HR, 5 RBI)
Keith Brockman, Steele’s/R&D/Reda (9-11, .818, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
Jim Devine, Steele’s/R&D/Reda (10-13, .769, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
Lonnie Fox, Steele’s/R&D/Reda (8-11, .727, 1 RBI)
Jeff Wallace, Team TPS (5-7, .714, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
Todd Volkers, Sunbelt/Dan Smith (9-14, .643, 1 RBI)
Rod Hughes, Steele’s/R&D/Reda (8-13, .615, 4 HR, 6 RBI)
Kerry Everett, Sierra/TPS (19-31, .613, 4 HR, 12 RBI)
Greg Cannedy, Sierra/TPS (16-27, .593, 11 RBI)
Jason Kendrick, Sierra/TPS (17-29, .586, 2 HR, 12 RBI)
Dewayne Frizzell, Lighthouse/Worth (12-21, .571, 5 HR, 12 RBI)
Brett Helmer, Wessel/Hague/SoJern (9-16, .562, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
Ron Parnell, Sierra/TPS (16-29, .552, 3 HR, 11 RBI)
Randy Kortokrax, Steele’s/R&D/Reda (7-13, .538, 5 HR, 11 RBI)
Howie Krause, Wessel/Hague/SoJern (8-16, .500, 4 HR, 7 RBI)
Tom White, Wessel/Hague/SoJern (8-16, .500, 4 HR, 9 RBI)
Britt Hightower, Sunbelt/Dan Smith (8-17, .471, 4 HR, 11 RBI)
Scott Elliott, Lighthouse/Worth (6-22, .273, 2 HR, 7 RBI)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA (5-1)
2. Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV (5-2)
3. Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
4. Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, GA (2-2)
5t. Steele’s/R&D/Reda, Brook Park, OH (1-2)
5t. Backstop/Easton, Aurora, IN (1-2)
7t. Team TPS, Louisville, KY (0-2)
7t. O&S/TPS, South St. Paul, MN (0-2)

1998 ISA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Series

1998 held at Niceville, Florida.


Champion – W.E.T. (Waste Energy Tech.), Niceville, Florida
Runner Up – W.W. Gay, Gainesville, Florida


W.E.T., a home town team, went undefeated to become the surprise winner of the ISA Class A championship Aug. 28-30 in Niceville, Fla.

W.W. Gay of Gainesville, Fla., was a surprise second-place finisher, but was drowned by W.E.T. — 17-2 in the finals of the winners bracket and 29-4 in the championship finale.

Adams/RSH/Worth of Ridgeland, Miss., and Smokes/TPS of Maryland were considered the co-favorites. Adams suffered both of its losses to Gay (30-26 and 32-15). Smokes, winner of the big Pif tournamet in Canada over the July 4th weekend, lost to W.E.T. 25-24 in the third round, then later was eliminated 34-18 to McDonald’s of Georgia and wound up in a tie for ninth place.

Adams was third, while Harrison’s/Worth of Virginia was fourth. Harrison’s was ousted 38-34 by Adams after eliminating Woerner/Hudson’s/TPS of Alabama 22-21. Herrin/TPS of Georgia shared fifth place with Harrison’s, being ousted 20-18 by Adams after kayoing McDonald’s 27-14.

Jonesboro/TPS of Tennessee finished in a tie for ninth after being ousted by Woerner 33-27.

Harrison’s was knocked into the losers bracket by W.E.T. 20-18, after wins over Woerner (32-30) and Herrin (19-16).

W.W. Gay beat Jonesboro 37-32, Mizuno/DeMarini of Florida 25-8 and Lafayette (La.) Fire 44-16.

One of Adams’ wins was 31-11 over Mississippi rival Fast Eddie’s.

Journeyman of Michigan and Pov’s of Minnesota went out early. Lafayette Fire beat Journeyman 12-11, while Pov’s lost to W.E.T. 25-22 in the second round.

Journeyman was eliminated by Mizuno 43-37, while Pov’s was ousted by Jonesboro 36-28. Mizuno was eliminated by Herrin 35-30.

The MVP selection was W.E.T. outfielder Chad Roberts. He went 20-for-24 with nine home runs.

Veteran John Hicks came out of retirement to hit eight homers for W.E.T., five of them in one game — the 20-18 win over Harrison’s.

The Outstanding Defensive Player award went to W.W. Gay outfielder Mike Thomas. Roberts and Hicks were joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Shane Frederick and pitcher Dan Hensley.

W.W. Gay boss N.C. Ryals credited Hensley with “a great job of pitching.” Other all-tournament spots went to Mike Thomas, Ken Clark, John Thomas and Billy Eurice of W.W. Gay, Russ Tatum and Craig Upton of Adams and Chuck Boyle and Charles Prekel of Harrison’s. Eurice tied for most HRs, matching Roberts’ total of nine.


  • MVP – Chad Roberts, W.E.T. (20-24, .833, 9 HR)
  • Defensive MVP – Mike Thomas, W.W. Gay
  • HR Leader – Chad Roberts, W.E.T – 9
  • HR Leader – Billy Eurice, W.W. Gay – 9
  • Batting Leader – Chad Roberts, W.E.T – .833

ISA A ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Chad Roberts, W.E.T. (20-24, .833, 9 HR)
  • John Hicks, W.E.T. (8 HRs)
  • Shane Frederick, W.E.T.
  • Dan Hensley, W.E.T.
  • Mike Thomas, W.W. Gay
  • Ken Clark, W.W. Gay
  • John Thomas, W.W. Gay
  • Billy Eurice, W.W. Gay
  • Russ Tatum, Adams/RSH/Worth
  • Craig Upton, Adams/RSH/Worth
  • Chuck Boyle, Harrison’s/Worth
  • Charles Prekel, Harrison’s/Worth

FINAL RESULTS

1. W.E.T. (Waste Energy Tech.), Niceville, FL
2. W.W. Gay, Gainesville, FL
3. Adams/RSH/Worth, Ridgeland, MI
4. Harrison’s/Worth, Portsmouth, VA
5t. Woerner/Hudson’s/TPS, Elberta, AL
5t. Herrin/TPS, Savannah, GA
7t. McDonald’s, GA
7t. Team Mizuno/Demarini, Fort Pierce, FL
9t. Jonesboro/TPS, Jonesboro, TN
9t. Smokes/TPS, Ellicott City, MD

no info on remaining standings

Lafayette Fire & Safety, Lafayette, LA
Fast Eddies, Jackson, MS
Journeymen/Easton, Canton, MI
POV’s, Brooklyn Center, MN
TBD

1998 ISA Men’s AA Slow Pitch World Series

1998 held at Winter Haven, Florida on August 22-23.


Champion – Chase Mortgage, Wilmington, North Carolina
Runner Up – Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS, Cincinnati, Ohio


Chase won the ISA Class AA Championship Sunday (Aug. 23) at the beautiful, new Diamond Plex park in Winter Haven, Fla., beating favored Wessel/Hague in two out of three meetings. Chuck Caviness’ team now has two ISA titles to its credit in 1998, having won the ISA Winter Nationals back in January in St. Petersburg, Fla. Jeff Hague was seeking his third ISA AA crown in four years, having won in 1995 and 1996. Chase won a winners bracket matchup vs. Wessel/Hague 36-19 as Jose Santiago had four homers and Jason Fleming three. Chase had a 13-run second inning and a 13-run sixth inning. A 2-run homer by Santiago enforced the run rule. Chase had two lopsided wins — 34-3 in three innings over Reece and 38-2 over N.A.S.T.Y. Boys in three innings. Wessel forced an extra game with a 39-38 comeback win over Chase. A 2-runner with one out by Joe Foley won the game as Wessel rallied for nine runs in the bottom of the seventh. Chase then won the deciding game by 33-11 in five innings. Wessel had to play four games on Sunday, eliminating Planet/New/TPS 43-18 in three innings (Wessel scored 24 runs on 11 HRs in the first inning) and N.A.S.T.Y. Boys 37-18 in five innings. Chase’s veteran shortstop Randy Romagna, who sparkled on defense as well as at the plate, was the MVP selection. He went 21-for-27 with seven home runs. Wessel’s Tom White was the home run leader with 14 in 7 games on the 300-foot fences. He sizzled with 30-for-36. Wessel left fielder Dale Sensenig was named for the defensive award. Other leading hitters for Chase included Fleming at 26-31 with 11 homers, Santiago 24-29 with 7 homers, Kenny Carver 23-32 with 8 homers, Paul Brannon 21-30 with 8 homers, Tim Williamson 23-31 with 6 homers, Chris Chilton 22-29 and Larry White 21-26. Mark Weaver had a 5-for-5 game with a triple and three homers for 10 RBI in the final game. White and Brett Helmer had three big games on Sunday for Wessel. Each went 15-for-17 with 8 homers. Helmer wound up with 12 homers, while teammates Howie Krause and Tim Linson each had 11. Krause went 27-for-33, Linson 27-35 and Sensenig 23-for-32. Helmer had a tough Saturday and he was 1-for-3 in the last game, winding up 24-for-37, and seeing his on-base percentage skid to .772. He slipped from third to fifth on the OBA list. The veteran White sports a .792 OBA (Jeff Wallace of Team TPS is the pace-setter at .804) and has moved into the No. 6 slot in home runs with 156. White, Wallace and Helmer were teammates on the SoJern/TPS team out of New Jersey last season. N.A.S.T.Y. and Planet/New finishing third and fourth was quite a surprise. N.A.S.T.Y. moved through the winners bracket with a 24-9 win over Tiger/ChecKing, a 19-13 win over Long Haul and a 30-10, 4-inning win over Planet/New, which had won over Resmondo 19-4 and O&S 19-10. Planet eliminated Reece 51-45 . . . after trailing 38-14 going into the bottom of the third inning. Planet scored 22 runs in the bottom of the third. Long Haul and Reece tied for fifth. Long Haul eliminated Brandon’s 8-4 and Minnesota rival O&S 27-11 in 5 innings before losing to Wessel 33-28 when Wessel broke loose for 12 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Reece ousted Tiger 28-20 and Resmondo 35-20 in 5 innings. Chase was a 32-16 winner over Brandon’s in an opening round matchup of North Carolina teams. Several Brandon’s players were with Chase at the start of the season. “I knew we had to put it together sooner or later,” Caviness said at the awards ceremony. Chase and Wessel are now 3-3 vs. each other this season. Eleven of the 12 entries here were ranked in the Supreme Softball Top 25. Wessel was sixth, Reece seventh, Chase 10th, O&S 11th, Long Haul 12th, Brandon’s 14th, Resmondo 16th, Tiger 21st, N.A.S.T.Y. 22nd, Planet 23rd and Woerner tied for 25th. Woerner opened with a 30-19 win over Mizuno/DeMarini, then lost to Wessel 42-27 in 5 innings and Resmondo 38-28. O&S eliminated Mizuno 19-4 in 5 innings. Mizuno is a Florida team that won the state ISA and USSSA Class A titles. Roy Eppley, once one of the top hitters in the major ranks, is a member of the Mizuno/DeMarini team. The all-tournament team included Romagna, White, Chilton, Santiago, Williamson and Fleming of Chase, White, Krause, Linson and Foley of Wessel, plus Dennis Turner, Mike Lane and Rick Meyer of N.A.S.T.Y. Boys and Otis Barnes and Vern Hensley of Planet/New. Barnes went 19-for-23, while Hensley was 16-for-20 with 7 HR. Meyers batted .656 and Lane and Turner .650 each.


  • MVP – Randy Romagna, Chase Mortgage (21-27, 7 HR)
  • HR Champion – Tom White, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS (30-36, .833) – 14
  • Batting Champion – Otis Barnes, Plante/New/TPS (20-23) – .870
  • Defensive MVP – Dale Sensenig, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS
  • Offensive MVP – Tom White, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS (30-36, .833, 14 HR)

ISA ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

  • Randy Romagna, Chase Mortgage (21-27, .778, 7 HR)
  • Larry White, Chase Mortgage (21-26, .808)
  • Jason Fleming, Chase Mortgage (26-32, .813, 11 HR)
  • Jose Santiago, Chase Mortgage (24-29, .828, 7 HR)
  • Tim Williamson, Chase Mortgage (23-31, .742, 6 HR)
  • Chris Chilton, Chase Mortgage (22-29, .759)
  • Tom White, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS (30-36, .833, 14 HR)
  • Howie Krause, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS (27-33, .818, 11 HR)
  • Tim Linson, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS (27-35, .771, 11 HR)
  • Joe Foley, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS
  • Dale Sensenig, Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS (23-32, .719)
  • Rick Meyer, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys (.656)
  • Mike Lane, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys (.650)
  • Dennis Turner, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys (.650)
  • Vern Hensley, Planet/New (16-20, .800, 7 HR)
  • Otis Barnes, Planet/New (20-23, .870)

OTHERS

Kenny Carver, Chase (23-32, .719, 8 HR)
Paul Brannon, Chase (21-30, .700, 8 HR)
Brett Helmer, Wessel/Hague (24-37, .649, 12 HR)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Chase Mortgage, Wilmington, NC, (4-1)
2. Wessel/Hague/SoJern/TPS, Cincinnati, OH (5-2)
3. N.A.S.T.Y. Boys/TPS, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
4. Planet/New/TPS, Lexington, KY (3-2)
5t. Reece/SportsWorld/Chip’s/TPS, Lebanon, TN (2-2)
5t. Long Haul/Grover/Mizuno, Albertville, MN (1-2)
7t. Resmondo/TPS, Lake Wales, FL (1-2)
7t. O&S/TPS, South St. Paul, MN (1-2)
9t. Woerner/Hudson’s/TPS, Elberta, AL (1-2)
9t. Brandon’s Trucking, Wilmington, NC (0-2)
9t. Tiger/ChecKing/AirTransat/TPS, Somers, CT (0-2)
9t. Team Mizuno/DeMarini, Fort Pierce, FL (0-2)


WINNERS BRACKET

N.A.S.T.Y. Boys 24, Tiger 9, 6 innings
Planet 19, Resmondo 4, 6 innings
Chase 32, Brandon’s 16, 5 innings
Woerner 30, Team Mizuno 19
N.A.S.T.Y. Boys 19, Long Haul 13
Planet 19, O&S 10
Chase 34, Reece 3, 3 innings
Wessel 42, Woerner 27, 5 innings
N.A.S.T.Y. Boys 30, Planet 10, 4 innings
Chase 36, Wessel 19, 6 innings
Chase 38, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys 2, 3 innings

LOSERS BRACKET

Long Haul 8, Brandon’s 4
O&S 19, Team Mizuno 4, 5 innings
Reece 28, Tiger 20
Resmondo 38, Woerner 28
Long Haul 27, O&S 11, 5 innings
Reece 35, Resmondo 20, 5 innings
Wessel 33, Long Haul 28
Planet 51, Reece 45
Wessel 43, Planet 18, 3 innings
Wessel 37, N.A.S.T.Y. Boys 18, 5 innings

CHAMPIONSHIP

Wessel 39, Chase 38
Chase 33, Wessel 11, 5 innings

1997 ISA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Series

1997 held at Anniston, Alabama.


Champion – Adams/Worth, Jackson, Mississippi
Runner Up – Alford’s/Worth, Stone Mountain, Georgia


  • MVP – Craig Upton, Adams (23-28, .821, 7 HR, 26 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Steve Gilbert, Smokes – 14
  • HR Leader – Sylvin Little, Alford’s – 14
  • HR Leader – Charly Brown, Precision – 14
  • Batting Leader – Daniel Cloud, Bluff City (20-22) – .909
  • Defensive MVP – None named

ISA A WORLD TEAM

  • Lennon Leggett, Adams (.750)
  • Richie McAlister, Adams (.785, 12 HR, 25 RBI)
  • Todd Delk, Adams (.718)
  • Scott Holman, Adams (.718, 11 HR)
  • Bobby Fowler, Adams (.750)
  • Jeff Thompson, Alford’s (.757)
  • Marty Parr, Alford’s
  • Ron Holder, Alford’s (.769)
  • Danny Holder, Alford’s
  • Steve Gilbert, Smokes (14 HR)
  • Bravlio Castillo, Smokes (.794, 13 HR)
  • Trevor Bellamy, Jonesboro (16-20, .800)
  • Travis Baldridge, Jonesboro

OTHERS

Richard Kee, Precision (20-27, .741, 11 HR, 40 RBI)


FINAL RESULTS

1. Adams/Worth, Jackson, MS
2. Alford’s/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA
3. Smokes/Harrison/TPS, Maryland
4. Jonesboro/TPS, Tennessee
5t. Precision, Georgia
5t. Woerner, Georgia
7t. Fast Eddies, Mississippi
7t. S&W, Mississippi
9t. Major League/Easton, TN
9t. Bluff City Wobblers, TN
9t. Terry’s Bombats, NC
9t. Lafayette Fire & Safety, LA

Other teams entered

Resmondo/TPS, Lake Wales, FL
Folk-Jordan, Hendersonville, TN

1997 ISA Men’s AA Slow Pitch World Series

1997 held at Ormond Beach, Florida.


Champion – Sierra/TPS, Reno, Nevada
Runner Up – AJ’s/Worth, Richmond, Virginia


  • MVP – Dale Walters, Sierra/TPS (18-22, .818, 10 HR, 20 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Doug Brown, AJ’s/Worth (29-34, .853) – 14
  • Batting Leader – Mike Wismer, AJ’s/Worth (32-37, 11 HR) – .865
  • Defensive MVP – Mike Wismer, AJ’s/Worth

1997 ISA AA ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Dale Walters, Sierra/TPS (18-22, .818, 10 HR, 20 RBI)
  • Mark Creson, Sierra/TPS (16-21, .762, 6 HR)
  • David Burke, Sierra/TPS (15-20, .750, 7 HR)
  • Derrick Williams, Sierra/TPS (15-21, .714)
  • Jeff Bullock, Sierra/TPS (14-18, .778)
  • Mike Wismer, AJ’s/Worth (32-37, .865, 11 HR)
  • Ernie Toth, AJ’s/Worth (26-37, .703, 11 HR)
  • Jeff Smith, AJ’s/Worth (16-21, .762)
  • Mike Much, AJ’s/Worth (23-35, .657)
  • Doug Brown, AJ’s/Worth (29-34, .853, 14 HR)
  • Kris O’Hara, ChecKing/Brien Oil/Midas/TPS (13-17, .765)
  • Chris Santucci, ChecKing/Brien Oil/Midas/TPS (11-15, .733)
  • Mike Stanley, Long Haul/TPS 913-20, .650)
  • Keith Brockman, Long Haul/TPS (12 HR)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV (4-0)
2. AJ’s/Worth, Richmond, VA (5-2)
3. ChecKing/Brien Oil/Midas/TPS, Somers, CT (2-2)
4. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (2-2)
5t. Sports World/Worth, Lebanon, TN (3-2)
5t. Hague/Ohio Transport/Wessel, Columbus, OH (2-2)
7t. Hudson/TPS, Samson, AL (2-2)
7t. Elite/Rycon, Ocala, FL (2-2)
9t. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #388, Lansing, MI (0-2)
9t. Romano Pontiac, Daytona Beach, FL (0-2)
9t. Suncoast/Dudley, Sarasota, FL (0-2)
9t. Woerner Sports Turf, Elberta, AL (0-2)

1997 ISA Men’s Super Slow Pitch World Series

1997 held at Gastonia, North Carolina.


Champion – Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, Georgia
Runner Up – Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS, Bridgewater, Virginia


Shen Valley defeated Sierra/TPS 15-14, Long Haul 17-6 and finally Sunbelt 25-24 in the winners bracket Final. Sunbelt came back to double dip Shen Valley 23-17 and then 22-17.


  • MVP – Todd Joerling, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton – (20-29, .690, 8 HR, 20 RBI)
  • Defensive MVP – John McCraw, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton
  • HR Leader – Todd Joerling, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton – 8
  • Batting Leader – Brett Helmer, So Jern/Specialty Tank/TPS – (13-18) – .722

ISA SUPER ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Todd Joerling, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (20-29, .690, 8 HR, 20 RBI)
  • Dan Schuck, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (16-30, .533, 7 HR, 14 RBI)
  • Shane Dubose, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (19-27, .704, 6 RBI)
  • Jeff Hall, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (18-29, .621, 1 HR, 11 RBI)
  • Greg Harding, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (14-27, .519, 3 HR, 12 RBI)
  • Mark Brenner, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (15-25, .600, 8 RBI)
  • John McCraw, Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton (14-29, .483, 2 HR, 11 RBI)
  • Rusty Bumgardner, Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS (15-22, .682, 6 HR, 16 RBI)
  • Todd Martin, Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS (12-22, .545, 1 HR, 7 RBI)
  • Phil Jobe, Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS (13-19, .684, 2 HR, 6 RBI)
  • Brett Helmer, So Jern/Specialty Tank/TPS (13-18, .722, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
  • Jeff Wallace, So Jern/Specialty Tank/TPS (12-18, ..667, 6 HR, 11 RBI)
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s/Reda (9-13, .692, 5 HR, 9 RBI)

OTHERS

Jason Kendrick, Shen Valley (12-18, .667, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
Albert Davis, Shev Valley (12-21, .571, 4 HR, 11 RBI)
Bobby Gilbert, Sunbelt/Dan Smith (14-25, 560, 3 HR, 12 RBI)
JC Phelps, Shen Valley (12-22, .545, 5 HR, 16 RBI)
Scott Elliott, Sunbelt/Dan Smith (14-28, .500, 3 HR, 10 RBI)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, GA (5-1)
2. Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS, Bridgewater VA (3-2)
3. So Jern/Specialty Tank/TPS, Cedarbrook, NJ (3-2)
4. Steele’s/Reda, Brook Park, OH (2-2)
5t. Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA (1-2)
5t. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (1-2)
7t. Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT (0-2)
7t. Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV (0-2)