Category: USSSA A Slow Pitch

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)

2019 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2019 held at Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida on August 30-31, 2019.

Champion – Premier/TG/HDLNS/, Morrow, Ohio
Runner Up – TPJS/Seminoles/NACSF.INC/Miken/SIS, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • MVP – Tyler Kincaid, Premier/TG/HDLNS/
  • Offensive MVP – Matt Cochran, TPJS/Seminoles/NACSF.INC/Miken/SIS
  • Defensive MVP – Adam Kaminski, Premier/TG/HDLNS/


Spencer Selby – TPJS/Seminoles/NACSF.INC/Miken/SIS
Zachary Watts – SportsReach
Kaden Watson – SportsReach
John Franklin – Premier/TG/HDLNS/
Brady Hightchrew – Premier/TG/HDLNS/
Brandon Jonas – SportsReach
Cory Boothe – Premier/TG/HDLNS/
Ryan Disbennett – Premier/TG/HDLNS/
Hunter Ramirez – TPJS/Seminoles/NACSF.INC/Miken/SIS
Brian Therkildsen – TPJS/Seminoles/NACSF.INC/Miken/SIS
Rocky Staton – Premier/TG/HDLNS/
Clay Norton – Premier/TG/HDLNS/
Brian Spenn – Headlines/Titan/CSB/Easton
Jared Kennemer – TPJS/Seminoles/NACSF.INC/Miken/SIS
Joshua Cummins – TPJS/Seminoles/NACSF.INC/Miken/SIS


1. Premier/TG/HDLNS/4With.Com/Easton, Morrow, OH (6-1)
2. TPJS/Seminoles/NACSF.INC/Miken/SIS, Tulsa, OK (5-2)
3. Sportsreach,  Campbellsville, KY (5-2)
4t. Headlines/Titan/CSB/Easton, North Bend, OH (3-2)
5t. T&W/Cornerstone/Pauer/Miken, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
5t. Baugh Ford/KUT4/OI/Miken/Worth, Peachtree City, GA (4-2)
7t. Beckham Brothers/Pure/Exclusive, Goose Creek, SC (3-2)
7t. MPT Rentals/Evo9X, Manahawkin, NJ (2-2)
9t. Tradesmen/LS/Spiderz/Hang Rite, Havelock, NC (2-2)
9t. Briggs/Haymak/Remoteit, Concord, NC (2-2)
9t. Infamous/Saltriot/Miken, Denver, CO (2-2)
9t. Vivid/Play The Game, Frisco, TX (2-2)
13t. Lazersportswear/Fig/Bennetthomes, St, George, UT (2-2)
13t. Maroadi Transfer/Worth/Miken, Jeanette, PA (1-2)
13t. Classic Glass/Easton, San Jose, CA (1-2)
13t. Primetime/Evolution/FAI/Easton, Macon, GA (1-2)
17t. Regulators, Parker, CO (1-2)
17t. Myautojack/Downtime Sports/Sonny’s, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
17t. SNI/Worsham/Allout/ATWL/Easton, Orlando, FL (1-2)
17t. Above All/B.O.T./TNT, Woodbridge, NJ (0-2)
17t. I’D Hit That, Ocoee, FL (0-2)
17t. Chanticlear/Eurotech/J&H/Miken/Worth, Brooklyn Park, MN (0-2)
17t. Source1/Alpha Source/Easton, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
17t. Competitive Edge/C&R Equipment, Milton, FL (0-2)

2018 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2018 held at Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida on August 31-September 2.

Champion – Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw Gainesville, Virginia
Runner Up – Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E Kent, Ohio

  • MVP – Cam Byars, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
  • Offensive MVP – Ryan Roppel, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
  • Defensive MVP – Freddie Bynum, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw


Peter Seiden, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
Aaron Sandoval, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
Tim Bouch, La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports
Ryan Noe, Premier/Easton/HDLNS
Frankie Andriola, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
Pedro Sanchez, La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports
CJ Jacinto, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
Phil Matte, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
Hunter Young, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
Christopher Idip, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
Ryan Uckotter, Premier/Easton/HDLNS
Chris Nann, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw
David Durso, Jr., La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports
Anthony Dominick, Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E
Richard Racobaldo, Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw


1. Rapid Fire Athletics/Bad Draw – Gainesville, VA (6-1)
2. Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E – Kent, OH (4-2)
3. La Famiglia/Easton/Elite Sports – Pittsburgh, PA (5-2)
4. Premier/Easton/HDLNS – Morrow, OH (3-2)
5t. OI Livingston/Adiktiv – Peachtree City, GA (4-2)
5t. TG Brand – Flint, MI (3-2)
7t. Rebel Sports/Dirty Sports/Miken – Dearborn, MI (3-2)
7t. Baugh Ford/Pure Sports/Kincaid – Clanton, AL (2-2)
9t. Chanticlear/J&H/P5/JEC/Miken/Worth – Coon Rapids, MN (3-2)
9t. Infamous/Salt Riot/Double Cup – Denver, CO (3-2)
9t. Team Fan Apparel – Jacksonville, AR (3-2)
9t. Bay Area Legends/Miken – Castro Valley, CA (1-2)
13t. Nallys/D&D/Berserk – Oronogo, MO (2-2)
13t. Seminoles/TPS/NACSF.Inc/Easton – Tulsa, OK (2-2)
13t. Fish Head/Top Shelf E Shore Sports – Baltimore, MD (1-2)
13t. Regulators Parker, CO (1-2)
17t. Tradesmen/Louisville Slugger – Salt Lake City, UT (1-2)
17t. SNI/Easton/SDA/Dynasty – Orlando, FL (1-2)
17t. Sports Reach – Campbellsville, KY (1-2)
17t. CTC/SouthShore – Methuen, MA (0-2)
17t. Stars/VSP/Miken/Thunder – Denver, CO (0-2)
17t. AIRE/SLM/Downtime Sports – Avondale, AZ (0-2)
17t. Classic Glass/Easton – San Jose, CA (0-2)
17t. Smashitsports/Thunder/Dominos/Easton – Rochester, NY (0-2)
25. Wiley’s Supreme/Alpha Prime Sports – Haines City, FL (0-2)

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2017 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2017 held in Osceola, Florida on August 18-20.

Champion – Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken Corpus Christi, Texas
Runner Up – TG Brand/Easton  Flint, Michigan

  • MVP – Mathew Vasquez, Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken
  • Offensive Tournament MVP – Tyler Kincaid, TG Brand/Easton
  • Defensive Tournament MVP – Perry Hensley, Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken
  • All Tournament Manager – Mark Holsonback, Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken


  • Ryan Morrow, TG Brand/Easton
  • Travis Hulbert, Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken
  • John Franklin, TG Brand/Easton
  • Ryan O’Connell, Chanticlear Pizza/P5/Miken/Worth
  • Justin Geiner, TG Brand/Easton
  • Chris Bauer, Chanticlear Pizza/P5/Miken/Worth
  • Dustin Roberts, Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken
  • Kevin Ballard, Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken
  • Nick Mitschke, All Out/A&A Utility Co/ASP/Klutch
  • Nathan King, TG Brand/Easton
  • Matt Schrage, Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken
  • Jonathan Lenz, All Out/A&A Utility Co/ASP/Klutch
  • Everett Williams, Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken
  • Steven Malay, Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken
  • Donald Plaisance, All Out/A&A Utility Co/ASP/Klutch


1. Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken Corpus Christi, TX (5-0)
2. TG Brand/Easton  Flint, MI (6-2)
3. All Out/A&A Utility Co/ASP/Klutch  Houston, TX (3-2)
4. Chanticlear Pizza/P5/Miken/Worth Champlin, MN (5-2)
5t. CTC Hampton, NH (3-2)
5t. The Scene/Cornerstone/BuffaloWings  Richmond, KY (2-2)
7t. Smash It Sports/RAC/Worth Rochester, NY (3-2)
7t. Bay Area Legends/Miken  Castro Valley, CA (2-2)
9t. South Shore  Dighton, MA (3-2)
9t. Seminoles/TPS/NACSF.Inc/Miken Tulsa, OK (2-2)
9t. Premier/Easton  Morrow, OH (1-2)
9t. Baugh Ford/Adiktiv/Worth/Miken  Peachtree City, GA (1-2)
13t. JBL/Tailgaters/All In/B&E/Worth  Kent, OH (1-2)
13t. BeeTech  Miami, FL (1-2)
13t. One Payment/Dynasty  Liberty City, FL (1-2)
13t. Rebel Sports/Game On/Dirty/hangrite  Dearborn, MI (1-2)
17t. Wileys Supreme/Miken/Worth  Haines City, FL (0-2)
17t. Tradesmen Elite/Worth/Savon  Salt Lake, UT (0-2)
17t. Primetime/Easton  Macon, GA (0-2)
17t. Pure Sports/HB  Charleston, SC (0-2)
17t. Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth Greenville, NC (0-2)

Tournament Website –

2016 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2016 held at Orlando, Florida on August 19-21.

Champion – BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth, Gladewater, Texas
Runner Up – Thunder/Miken/, Wading River, New York

  • MVP – Mike Brown, BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth
  • Offensive MVP – Joe Gordon, Thunder/Miken/
  • Offensive MVP – Kyle Olsen, Thunder/Miken/
  • Defensive MVP – Daniel Evans, BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth


Chris Goyette, Thunder/Miken/
John Brown, Bay Area Legends
Tim Bowser, BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth
Matthew Zurawel, Thunder/Miken/
Marcus Thornton, BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth
Freddie Bynum, Bad Draw/Broughton/Worth
Matt Schrage, BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth
Evan Jarman, Bad Draw/Broughton/Worth
Richard Cornu, Bay Area Legends
Ethan Stuckly, BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth
Jeffery Renno, Bay Area Legends
Christopher Potts, BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth
Artie Barcelo, Thunder/Miken/
Dennis Nourry, Thunder/Miken/
Tyler Driskell, BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth


1. BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth, Gladewater, TX (6-1)
2. Thunder/Miken/, Wading River, NY (4-2)
3. Bay Area Legends, Hayward, CA (5-2)
4. Bad Draw/Broughton/Worth, Greenville, NC (3-2)
5t. Primetime/Easton/Storm, Macon, GA (3-2)
5t. Steel Athletics/American Athletics/Miken, Corpus Christi, TX (2-2)
7t. Breaking Bad/,L Bartow, FL (2-2)
7t. Semper/Demarini/Klutch/Timbuktu, Washington, DC (2-2)
9t. Classic Glass/Easton, San Jose, CA (1-2)
9t. Above All Landscaping/EVO9x/Miken, Jackson, NJ (1-2)
9t. JBL/Tailgaters/B&E/Worth, Kent, OH (1-2)
9t. All American Restoration/UNRL, Champlin, MN (1-2)
13t. Nightmare/Miken, Branson, MO (0-2)
13t. Shirt Doctors/Bomb Squad/Combat, Port Saint Lucie, FL (0-2)
13t. All Out/PowerhouseSportz/IzzySports, Houston, TX (0-2)
13t. Buffalo Wings and Rings, London, KY (0-2)

2015 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2015 held at Kissimmee, Florida on September 18-20.

Champion – Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth Bryant, Arkansas
Runner Up – Precision/Easton/DO Chicago, Illinois

  • MVP – Chad Durick, Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth
  • Defensive MVP – Brian McBryde, Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth
  • Offensive MVP – Keith Laski, Precision/Easton/DO


Michael Cervantes – Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth
Jason Kendrick – Combat/Northwest Athletics
Chad Munger – Combat/Northwest Athletics
Brett McCollum – Precision/Easton/DO
Joe Gordon – Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth
Alex Henry – Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth
Tim Bowser – Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth
Jake Mays – Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth
Cory Large – Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
Colby Hughes – Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth
Josh Riley – Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
Daniel Kirkwood – Precision/Easton/DO
Curtis Stewart – Precision/Easton/DO
Davis Bilardello – Precision/Easton/DO
Jonathan Oram – Combat/Northwest Athletics
Lee Payne – Albicocco/The Scene/Easton


1. Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth, Bryant, AR (7-1)
2. Precision/Easton/DO, Chicago, IL (4-2)
3. Albicocco/The Scene/Easton, Commack, NY (3-2)
4. Combat/Northwest Athletics, Kent, WA (4-2)
5t. TG Brand, Flint, MI (3-2)
5t. Red’s Astros/Louisville Slugger, Indianapolis, IN (2-2)
7t. Team Racks/Easton, Casper, WY (2-2)
7t. S2S/REM, Seminole, FL (2-2)
9t. Shirt Doctors/Bomb Squad, Port Saint Lucie, FL (2-2)
9t. VCH Worth, Dallas, TX (2-2)
9t. Broughton Pharmacy/Bad Draw/Worth, Greenville, NC (1-2)
9t. Primetime/Easton, Macon, GA (1-2)
13t. API Plumbing/Shirt DRs, Kissimmee, FL (0-2)
13t. Xtreme/Miken, Dayton, MN (0-2)
13t. Encompass/Eurotech/Easton/CA, Champlin, MN (0-2)
13t. Compound Athletics/Easton, Chicago, IL (0-2)
17. Beckham Brothers Construction, Gainesville, FL (0-2)


2014 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2014 held at Kissimmee, Florida on August 15-17.

Champion – Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton Warren, Michigan
Runner Up – Precision/Easton Chicago, Illinois

  • MVP – Ryan Parfitt, Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
  • Defensive Co-MVP – Brendt Newbill, Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
  • Defensive Co-MVP – Faron Miller, Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Chris Geron, Precision/Easton, Chicago, IL


Donovan Pokraka – Baugh Doerflinger Nat Pawn/Easton
Jason Branch – Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
Keith Laski – Precision/Easton
Joey Formosa – Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
Andrew Vitcak – Precision/Easton
Chris Hansen – Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
Andrew Collins – Red’s Astros/Louisville Slugger
Cory Large – Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
Seth Burgmeier – Precision/Easton
Francis Fracek – Precision/Easton
Vince Bisbee – Baugh Doerflinger Nat Pawn/Easton
Steve Whaley – Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
Keith Anderson – Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
Wally Maybrier – Red’s Astros/Louisville Slugger
Ryan Joiner – Red’s Astros/Louisville Slugger


1. Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton Warren, MI (6-1)
2. Precision/Easton Chicago, IL (4-2)
3. Red’s Astros/Louisville Slugger Indianapolis, IN (4-2)
4. Baugh Doerflinger/Nat-Pawn/Easton Clanton, AL (3-2)
5t. Combat/Blocker/PT Design/Bat Brigade Kent, WA (3-2)
5t. Team Albicocco/Scene/Easton/Elite Huntington, NY (1-2)
7t. Taylormade/TM Sports/D&I/Mizuno Williamsburg, VA (2-2)
7t. Sonny’s Casper, WY (1-2)
9t. Buzini/BWW/Miken Jackson, MS (1-2)
9t. Demarini Headbangers Palm City, FL (1-2)
9t. S2S Clearwater, FL (1-2)
9t. Primetime/Easton Macon, GA (0-2)
13t. REM/CK Ocala, FL (0-2)
13t. API Plumbing Melbourne, FL (0-2)


2013 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2013 held at Kissimmee, Florida on August 16-18.

Champion – Nordkap/Suncoast/Reebok Andover, Minnesota
Runner Up – Red’s Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty Indianapolis, Indianapolis

  • MVP – Scott Zaciewski, Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
  • Defensive Co-MVP – TJ Thompson, Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
  • Defensive Co-MVP – Brian Zirkle Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
  • Offensive Co-MVP – Troy Jacob Krider, Red’s Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty
  • Offensive Co-MVP – Chad Mullins, Red’s Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty


Daniel Sanchez, Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
Chris Greinert, Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
Cory Boothe, Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
Robert Knoblauch, Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
Andrew Collins, Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
Eric Beattie, Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
Jason Baxter, Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
Ryan Parfitt, Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Miken
Luis Reyna, Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
Keith Anderson, Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Miken
Wally Maybrier, Red’s Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty
Rick Potter, Red’s Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty
Rob Roop, Red’s Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty
Cody Gilbert, Red’s Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty


1. Nordkap/Suncoast/Reebok Andover, MN (7-1)
2. Red’s Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty Indianapolis, IN (4-2)
3. Aalbicocco/The Scene/Easton Commack, NY (3-2)
4. Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Miken Warren, MI (4-2)
5t. Sonny’s Casper, WY (3-2)
5t. DeMarini/Dirty/Xtreme Athletics Orlando, FL (2-2)
7t. 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger West Chester, OH (3-2)
7t. GTL Doerflinger/R&M/Easton Burlington, IA (2-2)
9t. Head Hunters/OI Livingston/MWA Fayetteville, GA (3-2)
9t. Valley Motors/Reebok/Easton/VTS Cumberland, RI (2-2)
9t. Demarini Headbangers Palm City, FL (1-2)
9t. Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisville Slugger Clanton, AL (1-2)
13t. Primetime/Easton/Elite/Broughton Rx Macon, GA (2-2)
13t. Miami Blitz/Westpark/TK Miami, FL (1-2)
13t. S2S Green Cove Springs, FL (1-2)
13t. Taylormade/TM Sports/Mizuno Williamsburg, VA (0-2)
17t. South Texas Posse Pearland, TX (0-2)
17t. 4 The Fallen/ Miken Anthem, AZ (0-2)
17t. API Plumbing Cocoa, FL (0-2)
17t. Shockers Kissimmee, FL (0-2)
17t. Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/LS/TYJA Marietta, GA (0-2)


2012 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2012 held at Kissimmee, Florida on August 17-19.

Champion – R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton, Waterloo, Iowa
Runner Up – Taylormade/TM Sports/Mizuno, Spotsylvania, Virginia

The 2012 ‘A’ World tournament was full of close games, walk off homers, low scores, and good hardnosed competition.  In the end it was R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton based out of Waterloo, Iowa that went an undefeated 5-0 to win the tournament!  R&M trailed Taylormade/TM Sports/Mizuno on Saturday night in the winner’s bracket championship game 7-3 most of the game.  In the bottom of the 7th they rallied and capped off the comeback win with a walk off grand slam homer with one out by middle infielder Steve Whaley.  On Sunday around noon, R&M met Taylormade again in the finals and jumped out to a big early lead and won the game and the title 25-5 in just 4 innings.

There were 17 teams from 11 different states in the tournament.  9 ‘A’ teams, 5 ‘B’ teams, and 3 ‘C’ teams.  14 of the teams were from the Nationwide Conference USSSA.  The tournament had 11 games decided by 4 runs or less and 9 games were decided in the last at bat with 5 walk off home runs!

The tournament began on Friday night at 7 PM and the games Friday and Saturday were played under overcast skies and a very real threat of rain.  The tournament was only delayed once however for two hours on Saturday afternoon by a downpour and lightning.  On Friday night those first 3 games at 7 PM were decided in the last at bat on each field.  Headhunter/Cancooker/ used a walk off homer by second baseman Robert Canceran to beat their in state Georgia rivals 19-17.  R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton overcame an early 13-0 deficit to beat Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/K&G/Easton 19-16 on a walk off homer by third baseman Joe Gordon.  And Taylormade/TM Sports/Mizuno used a walk off gap shot by shortstop Branden Blake and the subsequent steal of home by second baseman Billy Moran on an errant throw to beat Primetime/Easton 15-14.

The Friday night upsets continued as Line Drive Sportz/SSS Softball knocked off West Coast Doerflinger – Easton 24-14 and Westshore Pizza/TPS capped the night with a walk off homer by Dan Dillingham to beat Shoppe/Team TPS/Elite 22-20.  Team 454 also run ruled local Florida ‘C’ team Demarini Headbangers.  TYJA – Suncoast Reebok run ruled Sonny’s / Louisville Slugger and Demarini/Dirty/3n2/ATWLDesigns came from a 19-13 deficit on the power of two Adam Rockoff homer’s late in the game to beat upstart Jolt 25-19.

With the first round over and the typical Friday night upsets occurring, the tournament moved to Saturday where it became quickly evident that with the heat index hovering around 100 degrees and the home runs and scores very low, each game became just a “flip of the coin”.  It didn’t matter if you were a top ‘A’ team, a bottom ‘A’ team, or a ‘B’ team.  With the 325 foot fences and a soft ball it was a “small ball” game with teams earning their home runs.

The quarterfinals started with a 10:30 AM game between R&M Metals who had won on the walk off the night before playing TYJA who had looked like the only seed that had the “eye of the tiger” on opening night.  The “eye” quickly faded as the TYJA offense managed just 3 runs? in a 16-3 beating from R&M.

Then Line Drive Sportz shocked the softball world with a 19-14 win over Demarini/Dirty.  Taylormade knocked off Team 454 13-12.  And Headhunters powered past Westshore Pizza 17-12.  So the final 4 in the winner’s bracket would have an unprecedented two ‘B’ teams in the running, Headhunters and Line Drive Sportz.

In the semi-finals Headhunters let up too many walks to Taylormade but made things interesting in the highest scoring game of the tournament, a 30-27 win for Taylormade.  In the other semi, R&M Metals held off Line Drive Sportz 11-6.

In the winner’s championship as previously discussed Taylormade held a 7-3 lead until the 7th when R&M came back and Steve Whaley hit the walk off grand slam with one out.

Also on Saturday in the loser’s bracket Team 454/Emerald/Worth scored 14 runs in the bottom of the 7th against Sonny’s to win 21-19 on a walk off homer by Jason Branch with two outs.  Then Linedrive knocked out 454 and TYJA knocked out Headhunters to make it to Sunday.

On Sunday morning TYJA lost to Line Drive Sportz 11-10 with the bats in their hands in the bottom of the 7th and Taylormade then sent Line Drive Sportz home 15-9 with the help of a big pinch hit homer by Nate Holcomb.

  • Co-MVP – Brendt Newbill, R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton
  • Co-MVP – Brandon Dillon, R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton
  • Defensive MVP – Steve Whaley, R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton
  • Offensive MVP – Jeremy Yates, TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizuno


Joel Ramos – Line Drive Sportz/sSs Softball
Billy Barrett – Line Drive Sportz/sSs Softball
Christopher Kirian – Taylor Made/TM Sports/Mizuno
Thomas Luna – Line Drive Sportz/sSs Softball
Kyle Yerkes – R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton
Kevin Lucas – R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton
Brandon Jonas – Taylor Made/TM Sports/Mizuno
Dustin Roberts – TYJA/Suncoast Reebok
Brian Logan – TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizuno
Joseph Gordon – R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton
Keith Anderson – R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton
William Moran – Taylor Made/TM Sports/Mizuno
Luis Reyna – TYJA/Suncoast Reebok
Michael Umscheid – R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton
Richard Salazar – R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton


1. R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/Easton, Waterloo, IA (5-0)
2. Taylormade/TM Sports/Mizuno, Spotsylvania, VA (4-2)
3. Line Drive Sportz/Easton, Detroit, MI (4-2)
4. TYJA/Suncoast/Reebok, Great Neck, NY (4-2)
5t. Team 454/Emerald, Glen Allen, VA (3-2)
5t. Headhunter/Cancooker/, Fayetteville, GA (2-2)
7t. Sonnys/Louisville Slugger, Casper, WY (2-2)
7t. DeMarini/Dirty/3n2/AtwlDesigns, Orlando, FL (2-2)
9t. Jean Shoppe/Team TPS/Elite, MacKenzie, TN (1-2)
9t. Primetime/Easton, Macon, GA (1-2)
9t. West Coast Doerflinger/Easton, Los Angeles, CA (1-2)
9t. Westshore Pizza/TPS, Tampa, FL (1-2)
13t. Miami Blitz/Westpark, Miami, FL (1-2)
13t. Jolt, Huntington, FL (1-2)
13t. DeMarini Headbangers, Palm City, FL (0-2)
13t. Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/K&G/Easton, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
17t., Baxley, GA (0-2)


2011 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

2011 held at Orlando, Florida on August 19-21.

Champion – Team 454 Emerald/Worth, Glen Allen, Virginia
Runner Up – R&M Metals/Troupe/TCP/Easton, Waterloo, Iowa

  • MVP – William Rhew, Team 454 Emerald/Worth
  • Defensive MVP – Evan Gallmeier, Team 454 Emerald/Worth
  • Offensive MVP – Nicholas Robertson, R&M Metals/Troupe/TCP/Easton


Matt Albert – R&M Metals/Troupe/TCP/Easton
Chris Greinert – R&M Metals/Troupe/TCP/Easton
Scott Roen – R&M Metals/Troupe/TCP/Easton
Mitch Mabe – Team 454 Emerald/Worth
Kevin Bazat – Team 454 Emerald/Worth
Travis Clark – EWS/ShirtsandLogos/DrGraphx/Easton
Brian Higginbotham – Wood Law/Mizuno/Famous/Easton
Phillip White – Team 454 Emerald/Worth
Frank Yeilding – Wood Law/Mizuno/Famous/Easton
Aaron Middendorf – R&M Metals/Troupe/TCP/Easton
Wayne Habermehl – Team 454 Emerald/Worth
Kyle Moyer – Team 454 Emerald/Worth
Chris Hansen – Wood Law/Mizuno/Famous/Easton
Johnny Gallegos – EWS/ShirtsandLogos/DrGraphx/Easton
Don Rogers – Team 454 Emerald/Worth


1. Team 454 Emerald/Worth, Glen Allen, VA (5-1)
2. R&M Metals/Troupe/TCP/Easton, Waterloo, IA (5-2)
3. Wood Law/Mizuno/Famous/Easton, Dallas, TX (4-2)
4. EWS/Shirtsandlogos/DRgraphx/Easton, Chicago, IL (4-2)
5t. Suncoast Reebok, Parrish, FL (3-2)
5t. Sinister/Pritchard/Miken, Sterling Heights, MI (3-2)
7t. Sonny’s/Desert Falls/Elite, Casper, WY (3-2)
7t. Shoppe/Team TPS/D2E/Elite, MacKenzie, TN (2-2)
9t. Taylormade/TM Sports/Mizuno, Spotsylvania, VA (2-2)
9t. Primetime/Easton, Macon, GA (2-2)
9t. Darkside/TYJA/Easton, New Britain, CT (2-2)
9t. 1st Step/DCS, Pompano Beach, FL (2-2)
13t. Davesplace/Sports55/Miken, Orlando, FL (2-2)
13t. Newboyes/Team TPS, Brandon, FL (1-2)
13t. CA Sports, Smyrna, TN (1-2)
13t. CFL, Lake Worth, FL (1-2)
17t. Joel’s Pizza/Reebok, Tampa, FL (0-2)
17t. Down2Earthsports.Com/Worth, Baxley, GA (0-2)
17t. Linedrive/Triple SSS Sportscards, Sterling Heights, MI (0-2)
17t. PNH Softball, Orlando, FL (0-2)
17t. Blockers/Easton, Immokalee, FL (0-2)