Category: USSSA

2020 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

2020 held at Melbourne, Florida.

Champion – Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth, Apollo Beach, Florida
Runner Up – SIS/DG4L/Easton, Kent, WA

  • MVP – Stephanie Call, Backman/Team 24/ Miken/ Worth
  • Defensive MVP – Stacey Moore, Backman/Team 24/ Miken/ Worth
  • Offensive MVP – Christan Dowling, Smash It/DG4L/Sonnys/Easton


Amber Parrish, Backman/Team 24/ Miken/ Worth
Kristen Shifflett, Smash It/DG4L/Sonnys/Easton
Jessicah Moudy, Traders Reloaded Klutch
Dara Toman, Backman/Team 24/ Miken/ Worth
Jessica Sanders, Traders Reloaded Klutch
Sara Poteat, Backman/Team 24/ Miken/ Worth
Fiana Finau, Smash It/DG4L/Sonnys/Easton
Brooke Connell, Backman/Team 24/ Miken/ Worth
Kami Marrott, Smash It/DG4L/Sonnys/Easton
Jessica Ford, Dirty Sports/Trojans/CS/Thunder
Meagan Pearson, Backman/Team 24/ Miken/ Worth
Sierra Rodriguez, Dirty Sports/Trojans/CS/Thunder
Tara Licuanan, Smash It/DG4L/Sonnys/Easton
Rhonda Buchenroth, Traders Reloaded Klutch
Wendi Reed, Backman/Team 24/ Miken/ Worth


1. Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth, Apollo Beach, FL (7-1)
2. Smash It/DG4L/Sonnys/Easton, Browns Point, WA (4-2)
3. Traders Reloaded Klutch, Little Rock, AR (3-2)
4. Dirty Sports/Trojans/CS/Thunder, Shoreline, WA (3-2)
5t. Lady SNI/OALabs/Demarini/Louisville, Orlando, FL (3-2)
5t. Lady Mojo Reloaded/ESP, Louisa, VA (3-2)
7t. SFK/ASP/A&S Constructors, Pomona, CA (2-2)
7t. LaFamiglia Ladies/Easton/Riot Frozen, Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)
9t. Anarchy/All Out Brats/Lady MPT, Woodbridge, NJ (1-2)
9t. Greenspace, Olathe, KS (1-2)
9t. TDB/A1Glass/MAL/Easton, Harmony, FL (1-2)
9t. Smash It Sports/FAI/Easton, Moores Hill, IN (1-2)
13t. Infamous/Pure/Saltriot, Denver, CO (1-2)
13t. NTL/Worth/Top Notch Athletics, Bakersfield, CA (1-2)
13t. Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos, Harrodsburg, KY (0-2)
13t. West Coast Lockdown/SNC/DBBrand, Vancouver, WA (0-2)
17t. Made To Order/Spiderz, Chicago, IL (0-2)

2020 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

2020 held at Melbourne, Florida at Space Coast Complex on October 1-2.

Champion – MPT Rentals/Anarchy, Manahawkin, New Jersey
Runner Up – T’s 13, Omaha, Nebraska

MPT Rentals knocked off T’s 13 in the winner’s bracket finals Thursday night by the run rule 21-6 using incredible defense and pitching to shut T’s down.  Then on Friday morning T’s 13 came from behind with 16 runs in the bottom of the 6th to beat Cornerstone in the loser’s finals and advance to the championship.  In the championship MPT Rentals broke open a close game with a grand slam in the 5th and went on to win the ‘B’ Worlds 19-14 closing out the 7th inning with an incredible diving catch by the right fielder Christensen.  CGR was 4th.

  • MVP – Mike Verbasco, MPT Rentals/Anarchy
  • Offensive MVP – Andrew Malone, T’s 13
  • Defensive MVP – John Rieman, MPT Rentals/Anarchy


  • Keith Foote, T’s 13
  • Ryan Snyder, MPT Rentals/Anarchy
  • Jason Payton, Cornerstone/Pauer Sports
  • Thomas Gothard III, T’s 13
  • Bryan Bradler, Cornerstone/Pauer Sports
  • Michael Kelley, Cornerstone/Pauer Sports
  • William Tress, CGR/House Money/Shore Irrigation
  • Eric Christensen, MPT Rentals/Anarchy
  • Steve Cox, T’s 13
  • Dominique Rutledge, MPT Rentals/Anarchy
  • Andrew Masten, T’s 13
  • Jake Ringold, CGR/House Money/Shore Irrigation
  • Thomas Osenbach, MPT Rentals/Anarchy
  • Christopher Appell, MPT Rentals/Anarchy
  • Orlando Olivera, MPT Rentals/Anarchy


1. MPT Rentals/Anarchy, Manahawkin, NJ (6-0)
2. T’S 13, Omaha, NE (6-2)
3. Cornerstone/Pauer Sports, Louisville, KY (5-2)
4. CGR/House Money/Shore Irrigation, Baltimore, MD (4-2)
5t. Chick-Fil-A/HB Sports/Shepherds, Fairfax, VA (5-2)
5t. Goodtimes, St. Petersburg, FL (5-2)
7t. Kut4 Sports/OI/D2E Trailers, Columbus, GA (5-2)
7t. Dirty Vegas/Steel/Allredi, Groves, TX (3-2)
9t. WM Comm Roofing/Ely Rd Reel/German, Dundee, OH (4-2)
9t. Lazersports/FIG, Las Vegas, NV (2-2)
9t. TRU/Mojo/CA Gear, Fairfax, VA (2-2)
9t. Platinum Fire, Shrewsbury, MA (2-2)
13t. Legion Of Boom/DFW Sports, TX (2-2)
13t. Denver Stars/HPM ,Inc, Denver, CO (2-2)
13t. Rebel Sports/Brotherhood Sports/G2, Rockwood, MI (2-2)
13t. SAL-8/LA Lawns, Sutherlin, VA (2-2)
17t. Titan/Boys, Paris, OH (2-2)
17t. Comatose/S2N/Subway/A+, Kenosha, WI (2-2)
17t. Beloli/OSS Apparel, Taunton, MA (1-2)
17t. Express Athletics, Grants Pass, OR (1-2)
17t. GS/Nally’s/Contenderesportllc, Gardner, KS (1-2)
17t. Texas Edge/Budussy, Highlands, TX (1-2)
17t. Envy/Rankin/Lifetime Diamonds/ASP, TX (1-2)
17t. Russell’s Paint & Body, Longwood, FL (1-2)
25t. Chanticlear/PHD Sports, Champlin, MN (1-2)
25t. Evolution/Krieger/Compressor Services, Crystal Lake, IL (1-2)
25t. Bigger Den Me/Klutch Brand, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
25t. Beehive Concrete, Ogden, UT (0-2)
25t. Lundmortgage/Easton/Whoareyou/Lazer, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
25t. Homebridge Financial Services, Colorado Springs, CO (0-2)
25t. Smoke/Complete/Topnotch/Nextlevel, Denver, CO (0-2)
25t. Bellys/Tropics/HDLNS/Durbin Bowl, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
33t. Texas Pure/SOG, Harker Heights, TX (0-2)
33t. Abeytu’/CSC/Salt Riot/Savon, Rock Springs, WY (0-2)
33t. Program/Worth/JTLLC/3Xtreme, Fort Worth, TX (0-2)
33t. Whut It Dew/SOG, Austin, TX (0-2)

2020 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2020 held at Melbourne, Florida at Space Coast Complex on October 2-3.

Champion – Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy, Campbellsville, Kentucky (40-27)
Runner Up – Primetime Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch, Macon, Georgia (33-24)

SportsReach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy rolled through the winner’s bracket but then stumbled in the 1st championship game against PrimeTime/Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch.  In the “if” necessary game SportsReach offense recovered and run rule PrimeTime 28-13.  PrimeTime lost their 2nd game of the tournament Friday, won a game in the loser’s bracket late Friday night then started play at 8 AM Saturday morning and won 7 straight games with the championship finishing at midnight.  3rd place was WorkSteer/Bell’s LawnCare from North Carolina and 4th was Classic Glass/Easton from California.

  • MVP – Brandon Jonas, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
  • Offensive MVP – Angel Ortega, Primetime Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch
  • Defensive MVP – Aaron Miller, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy


Derrick Roland, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
Kaden Watson, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
Billy Waltrip, Classic Glass/Easton
Casey Jones, WorkSteer/Bell’s LawnCare
Curtis Cornett, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
Bryan Dezern, WorkSteer/Bell’s LawnCare
Robert Blackburn, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
Roderick Armour, PrimeTime Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch
William Cullen, PrimeTime Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch
Aaron Jackson, PrimeTime Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch
Jarvis Riggins, PrimeTime Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch
Brian Renner, WorkSteer/Bell’s LawnCare
James Scott, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
Brandt Eaton, Classic Glass/Easton
Robert Fow, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy


1. Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD, Winter Haven, FL (5-0)
2. Anarchy/MPT Rentals, Manahawkin, NJ (4-2)
3. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI, San Jose, CA (4-2)
4. Bad Draw/TDB/Rapidfire/T2/BAF/Pauer, Charlotte, NC (3-2)
5t. Pure Sports, Charleston, SC (4-2)
5t. Westpoint, Noblesville, IN (4-2)
7t. Riot/Klutch/Treedem/Pure, Tampa, FL (3-2)
7t. Premier/T&W/Easton/BAF, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
9t. Smash It/Precision/3rd St/Bulldawg, Downers Grove, IL (2-2)
9t. Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy, Campbellsville, KY (1-2)
9t. Bay Area Legends/Easton, Oakland, CA (1-2)
9t. Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP, Medina, MN (1-2)
13t. Category5/Nager/Atrium/M&S/Grizzy,  Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
13t. Worksteer/Bell’s Lawncare, New Bern, NC (1-2)
13t. Turnkey/CCP/Dan Smith/Worsham’s,  Wilmington, NC (1-2)
13t. Classic Glass/Easton, San Jose, CA (1-2)
17t. Cheap Suits/Republic Realty/EA, Stockton, CA (0-2)
17t. Baugh Ford/HDLNS/Hub’s Pub, Clanton, AL (0-2)
17t. Primetime Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch, Macon GA (0-2)
17t. Maroadi/SNI/Easton, Orlando, FL (0-2)

2020 USSSA Men’s AA Slow Pitch Worlds

2020 held at Melbourne, Florida at Space Coast Complex on October 4-5.

Champion – Maroadi/SNI/Easton, Orlando, Florida (25-26)
Runner Up – Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP, Medina, Minnesota (32-24)

Maroadi/SNI/Easton who was the #11 seed for the USSSA ‘AA’ World tournament knocked off #2 seeded Anarchy/MPT Rentals Sunday night in a dramatic come from behind win after trailing 19-5 in the quarterfinals of the 12 team tournament.  Then they beat 2020 ‘A’ World Champion Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy 25-22 on a walk off homer by Justin Lutheran.  On Monday afternoon in the winner’s bracket final they beat Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon 23-21 on a walk off homer by Josh Fyffe.  After Xtreme beat Sports Reach in extra innings 23-22 on a Matt McGowan walk off hit, Maroadis came from behind after being down 22-10 and beat Xtreme on a walk off homer by Eddie Bolden to win the 2020 USSSA ‘AA’ World tournament.

This is the 1st time an ‘A’ team has won the ‘AA’ World since 1989 when ironically Caesar’s Tavern (Maroadi), Jeanette, PA won it as an ‘A’ team.  One of the sponsors on this years winner is the same as the sponsor from 1989 – Hall of Famer Joe Baney.

  • MVP – Josh Fyffe, Maroadi/SNI/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Chris Anninos, Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP
  • Defensive MVP – Dustin Midyette, Maroadi/SNI/Easton
  • Home Run Leader – N/A


Dylan Smith, Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP
Jason Gilfillan, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
Brandon Jonas, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
Tommie Baugh, BaughFord/HDLNS/Hubs Pub
Clayton Farrar, Maroadi/SNI/Easton
Pedro Sanchez, Maroadi/SNI/Easton
Curtis Stewart, Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP
Matt Schrage, Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP
Jeff Roxby, Maroadi/SNI/Easton
Nick Vanstratten, BaughFord/HDLNS/Hubs Pub
Erik Kanaby, Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP
Brad Sheffield, Maroadi/SNI/Easton
Edward Bolden, Maroadi/SNI/Easton
Robert Fow, Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
Greg Downing, Maroadi/SNI/Easton


1. Maroadi/SNI/Easton, Orlando, FL (5-0)
2. Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP, Medina, MN (3-2)
3. Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy, Campbellsville, KY (4-2)
4. Baughford/HDLNS/Hub’s Pub, Clanton, AL (3-2)
5t. Worksteer/Bell’s Lawncare, New Bern, NC (2-2)
5t. Riot/Klutch/Treedem/Pure, Tampa, FL (2-2)
7t. Smash It/Precision/3rd St/Bulldawg, Downers Grove, IL (1-2)
7t. Seminoles/TPS/NACSF.INC/Elite/Miken, Tulsa, OK (1-2)
9t. Premier/T&W/Easton/BAF, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
9t. Anarchy/MPT Rentals, Manahawkin, NJ (0-2)
9t. Bay Area Legends/Easton, Oakland, CA (0-2)
9t. Gorillas/Hart Handyman/MEE LLC, Kansas City, MO (0-2)

2020 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

2020 held at Melbourne, Florida at Space Coast Stadium on October 7-10.

Champion – Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD, Winter Haven, Florida (55-20)
Runner Up – Anarchy/MPT Rentals, Manahawkin, New Jersey (40-28)

Resmondo knocked off Anarchy/MPT Rentals in the winner’s bracket championship game Friday night 32-31 on a walk off homer by Daniel Cayton and beat them again in the Championship 38-8 in 3 innings to win the 50th Annual USSSA Major World Series.  MPT though put on a show 3 nights in a row as they knocked off the #1 team in the nation Dan Smith on Thursday night in the semifinals and again Saturday night and played Resmondo very close on Friday night.

  • MVP – Kevin Bazat, Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD
  • Offensive MVP – Kyle Pearson, Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD
  • Defensive MVP – Filip Washington, Anarchy/MPT Rentals
  • Home Run Leader – Phil Matte, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI


  • Chris Greinert, Anarchy/MPT Rentals
  • Kevin Bazat, Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD
  • Greg Connell, Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD
  • Brock Frentzel, Anarchy/MPT Rentals
  • Jeremy Yates, Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD
  • Travis Clark, Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD
  • Colin Baartman, Pure Sports
  • Austyn Dawe, WestPoint
  • Andrew Collins, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Johnathon Williams, Anarchy/MPT Rentals
  • Buddy Wolf, Bad Draw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer
  • Filip Washington, Anarchy/MPT Rentals
  • Josh Riley, Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD
  • Tyler Wilson, Bad Draw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer
  • Orlando Castillo, Anarchy/MPT Rentals
  • Kyle Pearson, Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD
  • Phil Matte, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
  • Bubba Mack, Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD
  • Everett Williams, Bad Draw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer
  • Zackary Smith, Riot/Klutch/Treedem/Pure
  • Bradley Jones, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI


1. Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny’s/JJ’s/RDD, Winter Haven, FL (5-0)
2. Anarchy/MPT Rentals, Manahawkin, NJ (4-2)
3. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI, San Jose, CA (4-2)
4. Bad Draw/TDB/Rapidfire/T2/BAF/Pauer, Charlotte, NC (3-2)
5t. Pure Sports, Charleston, SC (4-2)
5t. Westpoint, Noblesville, IN (4-2)
7t. Riot/Klutch/Treedem/Pure, Tampa, FL (3-2)
7t. Premier/T&W/Easton/BAF, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
9t. Smash It/Precision/3rd St/Bulldawg, Downers Grove, IL (2-2)
9t. Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy, Campbellsville, KY (1-2)
9t. Bay Area Legends/Easton, Oakland, CA (1-2)
9t. Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP, Medina, MN (1-2)
13t. Category5/Nager/Atrium/M&S/Grizzy,  Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
13t. Worksteer/Bell’s Lawncare, New Bern, NC (1-2)
13t. Turnkey/CCP/Dan Smith/Worsham’s,  Wilmington, NC (1-2)
13t. Classic Glass/Easton, San Jose, CA (1-2)
17t. Cheap Suits/Republic Realty/EA, Stockton, CA (0-2)
17t. Baugh Ford/HDLNS/Hub’s Pub, Clanton, AL (0-2)
17t. Primetime Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch, Macon GA (0-2)
17t. Maroadi/SNI/Easton, Orlando, FL (0-2)

USSSA Player Awards Men’s Slow Pitch

Player Awards MVP
*Andy Purcell 37 12
*Don DeDonatis III 34 13
*Bryson Baker 33 3
Greg Connell 32 7
*Brett Helmer 30 5
*Dennis Rulli 30 4
*Brian Wegman 29 5
*Billy Joe “B.J.” Fulk 22 4
*Jeff Wallace 19 3
Ronald “Bubba” Mack 19 3
Andrew Collins 19 2
*Scott Kirby 18 3
*Rusty Bumgardner 17 3
*Tim Cocco 17 3
*Jason Kendrick 17 2
*Jeff Hall 17 1
*Howie Krause 17 1
Kevin Filby 17 1
*Brian Rainwater 16 5
Kyle Pearson (LA) 16 3
*Bobby Hughes 16 0
Ryan Harvey 15 3
Travis Clark 15 1
*Scott Brown 14 3
*Hank Garris 14 2
Kevin Kennington 14 1
Jeremy Yates 13 4
*Todd Joerling 13 1
*Rick Scherr 13 1
Jason Branch 13 1
*Dal Beggs 13 0
Rick Baker 12 3
*Scott Nastally 12 2
*Todd Martin 12 1
*John McCraw 12 1
*Bruce Meade 12 1
Vince Bisbee 12 1
Luis Reyna 11 5
Nic Santana 11 2
*Cecil “Buddy” Slater 11 1
Sam Lopez 11 1
Lee Powers 11 1
Richie Aliotti 10 4
*Scott Striebel 10 2
Kevin Bazat 10 2
Josh Riley 10 2
Todd Volkers 10 2
*Victor Cordova 10 1
Brandon Dillon 10 1
Donovan Pokraka 10 0
*Elby Bushong 9 0
*Doug Berfeldt 8 2
*J.C. Phelps 8 2
*Carl Rose 8 2
*Doug Brown 8 1
*Billy Messina 8 1
*Ron Parnell 8 1
*Rick Wheeler 8 1
*Craig Elliott 7 1
*Jim Mortl 7 1
*Wendell Rickard 7 1
*John Keigley 7 0
*Doug Roberson 7 0
*Charles Wright 7 0
*Denny Jones 6 2
*Dirk Androff 6 1
*Dick Bartel 6 1
*Mike Cellura 6 1
*Clyde Guy 6 1
*Dave Steffen 6 1
*Larry Carter 6 0
*Chuck Maiorana 6 0
*Jimmy Powers 6 0
*Cal Carmen 5 1
*Rick Pinto 5 1
*Rick Weiterman 5 1
*Don Clatterbaugh 5 0
*Britt Hightower 5 0
*Mike Shenk 4 1
*Don Arndt 4 0
*Bill Gatti 4 0
*Andy Santillo 4 0
*Braxton Speller 4 0
*Chic Downing 3 1
*Darrell Beeler 3 0
*Glenn Eichelberger 3 0
*Bob Louria 3 0
*Mike Macenko 3 0
*Ron Whittleton 3 0
*Frank Taccone 2 0
*Dennis “Tippy” Larsen 1 0

* member of the USSSA Hall of Fame

2010-2019 All Decade Team

  • Co-Player of the Decade – Andy Purcell
  • Co-Player of the Decade – Brian Wegman
  • Offensive Player of the Decade – Greg Connell
  • Defensive Player of the Decade – Don Dedonatis
  • Team of the Decade – 2017 Smash It/Scene/TDM/Miken/Worth – (69-7) – Won the Conference USSSA regular season and USSSA Major World Series


P – Travis Clark
P – Andy Purcell
C – Brett Helmer
EH – Ryan Harvey
1B – Kyle Pearson (LA)
2B – Greg Connell
3B – Bubba Mack
SS – Don Dedonatis
MI – Bryson Baker
OF – Brian Wegman
OF – Jeremy Yates
OF – Andrew Collins
UT – Dennis Rulli
UT – Kevin Filby
UT – Luis Reyna
Manager – John Rector
Sponsor – Travis Resmondo


P – Andrew Vitcak
C – BJ Fulk
EH – Dale Brungard
1B – Scott Kirby
2B – Steven Lloyd
3B – Shannon Smith
SS – Kevin Bazat
MI – Kevin Kennington
OF – Brandon Dillon
OF – Brian Zirkle
OF – Cory Large
OF – Jason Branch
UT – Chris Greinert
UT – Mike Umscheid
UT – Chris Larsen
UT – Jeff Flood
Manager – Steve Shortland
Sponsor – Brett Helmer


Geno Buck
Lee Powers
Nic Santana
Ben Dunn
Cory Briggs
Jeremy Isenhower
Neil Haglund
Brad Reckart
Brian Rainwater
Filip Washington
Rick Baker
Adam Rockoff
Josh Riley
Orlando Castillo
Steve Whaley
Brett McCollum
Brett Rettenmeier
Brian Logan
Chad Mullins
Daniel Kirkwood
David Kessler
Faron Miller
Keith Laski
Kyle Pearson (FL)
Patrick Ellwanger
Ryan Parfitt
Jimmy Salas
Chente Granados
Donovan Pokraka
Johnathon Williams

2011 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

2011 held at Orlando, Florida on September 16-18.

Champion – Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton, Cincinnati, Ohio
Runner Up – 1st Step/DCS, Miami, Florida

  • MVP – Michael Rogers, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Defensive MVP – Frank Gruber, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Steve Allen, 1st Step/DCS


  • Robert Sena, Doerflinger/TSC/Pro-Coat/Combat
  • Brad Tabler, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Chris Wilson, 1st Step/DCS
  • Robert Hendren, 1st Step/DCS
  • Chad Loudon,
  • Jon Jamison, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Jared Goetz, Doerflinger/TSC/Pro-Coat/Combat
  • David Kessler, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Jason Roesch, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Jimmy Carter, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Sean Greer,
  • Richie Jones, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Rafael Robledo, Doerflinger/TSC/Pro-Coat/Combat
  • Nicholas Masur, Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton
  • Luke Wright, 1st Step/DCS
  • Frankie Toress, 1st Step/DCS


1. Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/MAB/Easton, Cincinnati, OH (5-0)
2. 1st Step/DCS, Miami, FL (7-2)
3. Doerflinger/TSC/Pro-Coat/Combat, Seattle, WA (3-2)
4., Baxley, GA (3-2)
5t. Checking/Worth, CT (4-2)
5t. Dave’s Place/Sports55/Miken, FL (3-2)
7t. Texas Miken Softball Club, TX (3-2)
7t. Fence Brokers/Gametime Supply/Worth, Bryant, AR (3-2)
9t. Deluxe Bakery, NJ (3-2)
9t. Primetime/Easton, Macon, GA (3-2)
9t. Gas It/Easton/Lewis Lawn Care, SC (3-2)
9t. Wiley’s/Supreme/Combat, FL (2-2)
13t. Team Demarini, CAS (2-2)
13t. PNH Softball, FL (2-2)
13t. Magic/National Gold/S&S/TYJA Sports, MA (1-2)
13t. Pipe/Players Warehouse/Dss/Easton, OH (1-2)
17t. Zamora’s All Out Sports/Team TPS, TX (1-2)
17t. A&K Tile/3rd St. Financial/TPS, OH (1-2)
17t. Line Drive/Triple SSS Sportscards, MI (1-2)
17t. T’s 13/Easton, Omaha, NE (1-2)
17t. Westshore Pizza, MI (1-2)
17t. The Scene/Easton, FL (1-2)
17t. Midwest Swing/Miken, IN (0-2)
17t. KTI/Cartel/DeMarini, WA (0-2)
25t. Joel’s Pizza/Reebok, FL (0-2)
25t. Team Evo, FL (0-2)
25t. Latinos De, Caracas, Venezuela (0-2)
25t. Doc A’s Team Combat, FL (0-2)


2008 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

2008 held at Orlando, Florida.

Champion – Team Bud Light/Easton, Canton, Michigan
Runner Up – Angle Inn/Easton, Glen Burnie, Maryland

  • MVP – Billy Barrett, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Defensive MVP – Jason Lerman, Angle Inn/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Scott Janack, Team Bud Light/Easton


  • Rick Leith, Angle Inn/Easton
  • Todd Pease, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Robert Sena, WCS/LCV
  • Jason Wetmore, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Chris Greinert, Angle Inn/Easton
  • Julio Salazar, WCS/LCV
  • Scott Hille, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Chris Kirian, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Jason Crain, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Nick Musselman, Team Bud Light/Easton
  • Juan Bautista, ATS/Easton
  • Carl Blank, ATS/Easton
  • John Bailey, WCS/LCV
  • Michael Kalinowski, Angle Inn/Easton
  • John Robinson, Angle Inn/Easton


1. Team Bud Light/Easton, Canton, MI (6-1)
2. Angle Inn Easton, Glen Burnie, MD (6-2)
3. WCS/LVC, Northridge, CA (6-2)
4. ATS/Easton, Phoenix, AZ (5-2)
5t. Columbus Pipe/Easton/Elite, Columbus, OH (3-2)
5t. Diamond Blade/Whiskers/Sports 55, MD (3-2)
7t. Exterminators, CA (5-2)
7t. Tommy Currid, FL (4-2)
9t. T’s 13/Easton, Omaha, NE (3-2)
9t. Contractors Capital, Anoka, MN (3-2)
9t. Phares Glass, LA (2-2)
9t. Illustrated Sportswear/Bonecrushers/Mizuno, AR (2-2)
13t. Blitz/Watanabe/Bull/Minges Drywall/, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
13t. Mike Foulks Auto Body/Team Insanity, Covington, KY (2-2)
13t. Classic Glass/Easton/DSS, CA (2-2)
13t. Taylormade/Floyd Environmental/Mizuno, Spotsylvania, VA (2-2)
17t. AJS/Easton, Fort Myers, FL (2-2)
17t. Magic/National Gold/Cabbyshack, MA (2-2)
17t. Lighthouse Softball, Orlando, FL (2-1)
17t. Redwood/, Lino Lakes, MN (2-2)
17t. Wisconsin Worth, Weyerhauser, WI (1-2)
17t. Line Drive/Triple SSS Sportscards, MI (1-2)
17t. Canes/Worth Softball, AZ (1-3)
17t. DLB/Shockers, IL (0-2)
25t. DCS, FL (2-1)
25t. Premier/Worth, CA (1-2)
25t. TFS Electric, CO (1-2)
25t. Team 898/Ctusssa, CT (0-2)
25t. B&B/Sears, NC (0-2)
25t. KW Sports/Game On/Easton, OH (0-2)
25t. Peak/Capital Mortgage/PM/ TLG, CO (0-2)
25t. Silva’s/Monavie/Elite/Worth, CA (0-2)
33t. Dabomb Softball, TX (0-2)
33t. KCI/SLMC/Sports55, MD (0-2)
33t. American Pop, FL (0-0)
33t. Wiley/Supreme, FL (0-2)
33t. Maroone Chevy/Lifebuilders, FL (0-0)
33t. R&S/Easton, FL (0-2)
33t. SRS/Broncos, TXN (0-2)

Chronological History of the USSSA 1968-2001 “A Real Success Story”

It all began in a motel room in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1968 when a group of disenchanted slow pitch managers of past National championship teams and directors met to find an answer to advancing and updating the popular game of slow pitch softball.

They had just returned from the National Commissioners Meeting of the only major softball association in the country where most of their ideas and suggestions had been turned down. Their main concerns were longer fences, 65-foot base paths, smaller batter’s box, more media coverage and financial support for the slow pitch program. They recognized slow pitch was being played by the overwhelming majority, but the game was taking a back seat to fast pitch.

These pioneers decided to take a daring step and hold an experimental world tournament at the close of the 1968 season and play under the banner of a newly formed association. Several more meetings resulted in the birth of the United States Slo-Pitch Softball Association.

USSSA was chartered that year in Wisconsin. The first officers were Robert J. Mueller of New Berlin, WI, as President: James DiOrio of Pittsburgh, PA as Vice-President; Ray C. Ernst of Hebron, KY, as Executive Coordinator; Frank Ciaccia of Rochester, NY as Treasurer; and Ted Mazza of New Berlin, WI as General Counsel.

One of the first steps was to prepare a constitution and rule book. After several months, those tasks were completed. The hard and dedicated work of Ray Ernst in preparing the original USSSA Rule Book will always be remembered. It was the first separate rule book for slow pitch softball ever published.

Although many rule changes have been made over the years, the original 65-foot base path was the key. From the start, the USSSA playing rules were identified with 65-foot base paths and 300-foot fences. USSSA has always been respected for making changes to improve slow pitch.

The response to the experimental world tournament was astounding. Fifty teams from 15 different states entered the event. Several teams were former ASA National Champions. The tournament was won by Mueller Pipe Liners of New Berlin, WI. The Brookline Club of Pittsburgh was second and Jim’s Sport Shop of Pittsburgh finished third.

One of the important factors that gave USSSA pioneers hope and faith to pursue was the courage and fortitude of those 50 teams to step forward and play in the first event. There is no doubt, that if the 1968 tournament had failed, the USSSA would never have gotten off the ground.

By the beginning of the 1969 season, 41 District Directors had been appointed. The next three years were the hardest and most trying in the young life of the organization. Many call it a miracle, but somehow the USSSA was able to survive every setback and refused to go down for the count. From 1969 through the 1971 season, the USSSA was led by President Mueller. His shrewd ability to stay one jump ahead of rivals, who did not want to see USSSA survive, was amazing.

Old timers often look back and reminisce about early USSSA National Meetings during those lean years, with only eight people in a motel room for a day. Now, over 500 persons annually attend the National Meeting. Financial problems plagued the Association at the start and many of the early USSSA pioneers personally contributed much financial support. Substantial help also came from softball and sporting goods manufacturers. Through their support, USSSA started to grow. The manufacturers could see the future potential of the USSSA.

By the end of the 1971 season, however, USSSA was struggling to make ends meet. In debt and with directors resigning, the Association reached a climatic point of whether to continue. Mueller advised the Association that he could no longer serve as Chief Officer.

Needless to say, the Executive Board had its work cut out when it met in November of 1971 in Petersburg, VA. This meeting will always hold a place in USSSA history. After careful review, the decision was made to continue and the Executive Board elected Al Ramsey, a 40-year old Petersburg native, as National President. Ramsey’s long-time friend Jerry Ellis was elected to serve as both Treasurer and Secretary.

Ramsey had previously served with USSSA as Regional Vice-President and State Director for Virginia. Regarded as one of the most effective organizers in the country, he brought a refreshing look as President. Ramsey went to work immediately, locking the Executive Board behind closed doors for the next two days. The constitution was completely overhauled and Ramsey instructed the Board to pledge itself to operating on a sound business basis and launch an all-out campaign for new qualified personnel.

The USSSA prospered from hard work and determination shown on that history-making weekend. They made decisions that turned the USSSA around and headed it in the right direction.

Board members who took part at that eventful meeting, included Ramsey, Ellis, Ciaccia who was elected Eastern Division Executive Vice-President, Betty Minter of Louisville, KY, elected National Women’s Coordinator; Floyd Salter of Rochester, NY, elected National Umpire-In-Chief. Also attending were veteran USSSA Regional Vice-Presidents Ed Williams of Louisville, KY, Gary Wallick of Arcadia, CA, and Tony Gaetano of Pittsburgh, PA.

USSSA National Headquarters was immediately moved to Petersburg, VA, where it remains today. The Association was incorporated in the state of Virginia as a non-profit organization.

In 1972 things started to happen. Over 30 Directors were replaced and 60 new Directors were appointed. In less than a year, the Association was completely out of debt and operating on a sound financial basis. Team and umpire registrations began to show considerable increases.

The 1972 National Meeting was held in Rochester, NY, and some 75 directors attended. It marked the first USSSA National Meeting with a true convention atmosphere.

USSSA expanded the Church Program in 1973 and held its first World Church Tournament in York, PA.

Prior to 1974, USSSA operated by separating teams into two Divisions, the Eastern and Western. But in 1974, the Central Division was formed and the Association expanded the Men’s Program to include an eight-team World Series.

The year 1975 saw the Women’s Program expand to include Class B and the Men’s Program added a Class C classification. A National Invitational Tournament Program was added for Class A teams.

By 1975 USSSA was growing by leaps and bounds, although many teams and players were being threatened with suspension or disbarment by the Amateur Softball Association for playing in the USSSA Program. The USSSA filed suit against the ASA in Federal Court in Nashville, TN, to stop the threats to teams and players. In December of 1975, USSSA and the ASA signed an agreement to allow teams of both organizations to engage in the play of amateur softball in an article of alliance between the two organizations.

The alliance was dissolved in January of 1976 after ASA amended its bylaws to allow teams to participate in non-ASA sanctioned tournaments without penalty or suspension.

But in 1977, USSSA was forced to reopen the lawsuit against the ASA to stop actions by some ASA Commissioners who refused to abide by the settlement agreement. On January 18, 1978, the Federal Court ruled in favor of the USSSA. The court order wrote the final chapter in a long legal battle fought by the USSSA to give teams the right to play anytime and anywhere without being penalized. The court ruling was a total victory for the USSSA and slow pitch softball teams.

The City of Petersburg sent a delegation to the 1976 USSSA National Meeting and offered to donate two acres of land to construct a National Headquarters and Hall of Fame Building. The Association accepted the donation and voted to permanently locate its National Headquarters and Hall of Fame Building in the city.

The 1978 season saw the birth of the Youth Program which has grown steadily ever since. Also, the Association launched an all out Hall of Fame Building Fund Drive. Various USSSA State Associations continue today to take part in conducting programs to contribute to the USSSA Hall of Fame Foundation. At the National Meeting in 1978, the Association elected its first members into the Hall of Fame.

In 1979, the 11-inch softball was adopted for the Women’s and Youth Programs in a dramatic move. It instantly proved to be one of the greatest changes ever made for Women and Youth.

The 1980 season proved to be a banner year for team and umpire registrations. The Southern Division was also born, the Mixed Program was launched, and the Association hired Ramsey as its Executive Director. He had served eight consecutive years as National President. Frank Ciaccia became the Association’s third President.

In 1981, USSSA purchased a 24,000-square foot building in Petersburg for its National Headquarters and Hall of Fame Museum. The support of the fund raising campaigns throughout the entire Association made the purchase a reality.

The year 1981 also saw the all-important Midwestern Division formed, the final link in bringing the USSSA Program to every state. Also, a Divisional meeting concept was introduced and the Masters “Old timers” Program was added.

In 1982, Jerry Ellis was elected the Association’s fourth National President. By the end of the year, team registrations had soared to 30,000 and umpire registrations reached 3,000.

In 1983, the Men’s Class D and Women’s Class C programs expanded into large numbers. An insurance program was adopted to offer teams sound accident insurance coverage at low cost. USSSA also secured liability insurance for its directors and umpires.

The year 1984 saw Gary Wallick elected as the fifth National President. The Southwestern Division was created and the new division enabled the Association to improve the post-season tournament program for the Midwestern and Southwestern teams.

With strong leadership in all six divisions, USSSA enjoyed a great year. It was highlighted on June 8, 1984, with the ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening of the USSSA Hall of Fame Museum in Petersburg. Thousands of people visited Petersburg to witness the Hall of Fame Grand Opening and Virginia Governor Charles Robb delivered the keynote address. Team registrations reached 50,000 by 1984. The USSSA showed new strength in recruiting leagues in 1985 and team membership soared to over 60,000, nearly doubling the size of the USSSA in three years.

Youth, Mixed and Masters Programs continued to expand and the Law Enforcement program was given World Tournament status.

Ramsey became full-time Executive Director and Salter was named full-time Umpire-In-Chief. A year later, Harry Marsh was named full-time Director of Communications and Media Relations.

At the National Meeting in Boston, MA a gala note burning ceremony was held as the Association paid off the $500,000 mortgage on the National Headquarters and Hall of Fame Museum Building.

The meeting also saw J. Larry Palmer, USSSA Legal Counsel from Hopewell, VA, elected as the sixth USSSA National President. Another historic move in 1985 was the formation of an International Division.

USSSA umpires grew from 100 in 1969 to over 12,000 registered umpires in 1986. Attired in bright red shirts, top notch umpires played a big part in the success of the USSSA program. The Divisional and World Tournament qualifying berth system gained in popularity.

Total membership reached 80,000 in 1986 and healthy and successful Men’s, Women’s, and Youth World Tournaments set the stage for a National Meeting that looked to the future. Attendance at the National Meeting topped 600 delegates.

The Men’s Major World Series, recognized as the top event in slow pitch softball, was a tremendous and exciting series that proved to compliment some earlier USSSA decisions.

The 1987 season marked the year USSSA passed 100,000 in total membership, and Al Ciaccia was elected the seventh president. Along with major re-organization, many big events celebrated the historic 20th anniversary of the United States Slo-Pitch Softball Association.

The Association voted to expand to eight divisions, directed by four regions, with a major re-alignment plan to meet future growth needs in 1988.

USSSA went to bat for a number of programs that year and introduced the first Women’s World Series and World Tournaments for the Men’s B, C, and D Programs. These events pushed the USSSA Travel Fund for teams past $250,000 annually.

The Men’s AA Program was introduced in 1989 and Jim Ports was elected the eighth president of the USSSA. World Championship rings were presented to the Men’s Major World Champions. The USSSA Travel Program was born and American Airlines became the first official airline of the USSSA.

The historic first slow pitch softball tour of the Soviet Union made headlines in 1990 with a 52-member USSSA delegation playing games and giving clinics in Moscow, Leningrad, and Tallinn. USSSA joined forces with the AICEP, the Association of International Cultural Exchange Programs, to promote slow pitch softball and good will.

Several improvements to the USSSA Hall of Fame Building were completed and new displays added.

The Association headed into 1991 with an expanded specialty program, with World Tournaments added for Black American and Women’s Industrial Programs. Under the AICEP International Tour Program a delegation of USSSA Girls’ Senior Youth teams and coaches headed for the Soviet Union and Sweden for a second tour abroad. Jim Swint became the ninth USSSA National President.

The year 1992 saw big strides being made in the expanded specialty programs. Total Association membership reached 120,300 which included 104,000 teams.

In 1993 the Men’s B, C, and D World Tournaments were increased from 16 to 32 teams in each event and World Tournaments were added in several of the Men’s Masters Program. Tom Raines was elected National President of the Association.

After a banner year in 1994, the Association at its National Meeting, approved a Mixed World Series for the 1995 season. Expansion programs were also made in the Armed Forces, 16-Inch, Masters, and Hispanic programs. Plans were made which launched two new programs, the Native American and the Super Modified Youth.

In 1995 Don DeDonatis was elected to a two year term as National President of the Association.

USSSA became the first Association to establish a Bat Performance Standard.

In 1996, the Association approved a Mandatory Licensing Program. World Tournament status was given to the Women’s Black American and Men’s Class B Corporate Programs.

The Super Modified Youth Program was replaced with the Girl’s Fast Pitch Youth Program which included World Tournament status.

Player registration became mandatory in the Master’s Senior Programs.

A new Umpire’s cap became mandatory.

An all-out extensive training program was put in motion throughout the nation in anticipation of making 1996 the greatest year ever.

In 1997 with an overwhelming vote at the USSSA National Meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC, the United States Slo-Pitch Softball Association changed their name and became the United States Specialty Sports Association becoming the first multi-sports governing body to oversee slow and fast pitch softball, baseball, basketball and golf. The Men’s B, C, and D World Tournaments were increased from 32 to 48 teams in each event.

In 1998, the realization of the impact of becoming a multi-sports association became a reality. Along with the joy came waves of sorrow throughout the association with the death of our Executive Director and CEO, Al Ramsey. Under Al’s leadership, successes quickly added up. Al Ramsey made USSSA softball what it is today. The Board of Directors immediately named Assistant Executive Director, Don DeDonatis as the new Executive Director and CEO. Robert Boudreaux was elected as the 12th National President of the Association.

In 1999 under new leadership change was the name of the game. From National Headquarters to the Board of Directors and throughout the entire organization, no longer did longevity or seniority play a role. The association was revamped on hard work and determination. Each member of the association now had an opportunity to obtain new titles and positions. Vice-Presidents were named in both baseball and basketball. The USSSA had over 95,000 teams registered with 20,000 of the registrations being from fast-pitch, baseball, basketball and golf. For the first time in the history of the association, Robert Boudreaux was elected a second term as the Associations National President.

In 2000, National Controller Jerry Ellis retires after 30 years of service. USSSA’s legal counsel Larry Palmer gets a long overdue judgeship position leaving him no choice but to break his ties with the Association. USSSA becomes partners with Disney’s Wide World of Sportsä opening exciting doors for the Men’s Major World Series and National Golf Tournament. USSSA perfects their computer system and becomes part of the World Wide Web with their own internet server giving up to date tournament results and rankings. Communication lines are now wide open throughout the country. The B, C, & D World Tournaments are not only expanded to 64 teams but have implemented a policy to give the top team in each state a berth to the appropriate World Tournament.

Needless to say, the history of USSSA represents a “Real Success Story”.