Softball History USA

TPS Power Ratings – August 26, 2023

– Must have six (6) or more events. Information is provided in the following order:
– Team Name.
– Team Class.
– Team’s Home Base.
– TPS Power Rating.
– Number of Eligible Tournaments participated in.
– Wins & Losses (in eligible games only).
– Won-Lost % (in eligible games only).

Place Team Class City TPS Events W/L PCT
1 Resmondo/SIS/All-American/Menosse Major Winter Haven, FL 119.193 12 61-11 .847
2 MPT Rentals / Juno Athletics Major Atlantic City, NJ 104.697 11 48-22 .686
3 Sonny’s/Worsham/RedAthlete Major Asheville, NC 103.851 10 43-18 .705
4 CompetitiveEdge/Suncoast/FBI/Olmito Major Milton, FL 100.547 11 47-20 .701
5 Roofx/Revolution/Albicocco/AllHustl AA Topeka, IN 85.674 11 37-21 .638
6 Sports Reach/Demarini/CT/LLS AA Campbellsville, KY 85.499 10 37-20 .649
7 Nitro Circus/Candy Shop/Ataraxis AA Annapolis, MD 85.379 12 40-24 .625
8 S&E/Baugh Ford/Proton AA Lagrange, NC 84.077 10 29-20 .592
9 JBL/D1/Tailgaters/Ignite AA Kent, OH 83.038 10 30-18 .625
10 Chick-fil-A/Slugger/BAF/Shore Irrig AA Fairfax, VA 80.126 10 26-18 .591
11 SmashIt/BayAreaLegends/BaughFord/BD AA Oakland, CA 79.910 10 25-20 .556
12 Comatose/S2N/Subway A Beloit, WI 77.596 6 22-8 .733
13 WestPoint AA Noblesville, IN 68.464 10 22-18 .550
14 PrimeTime/Easton A Macon, GA 68.403 10 21-20 .512
15 LSR/TG/BAF/NITRO CIRCUS A Jasonville, IN 67.877 10 24-20 .545
16 Epic/Haymak/Kilmans/FLS/Koval/Pure A Columbia, SC 67.027 10 16-20 .444
17 Classic Glass/Easton AA San Jose, CA 66.413 11 21-20 .512
18 Str8play/MyAutoJack/Franchise/Rebel A Riverside, CA 66.327 6 17-12 .586
19 DirtyVegas/Steel/Envy A Groves, TX 65.543 10 17-20 .459
20 NFMLending/4TheFallen/KBasInc/Lund A Chandler, AZ 65.033 11 21-19 .525

2023 ASA Men’s AA Slow Pitch Nationals

2023 held at Joe Schleper Stadium at Tahpah Park in Shakopee, Minnesota on August 19-20.


Champion – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S, Winter Haven, Florida
Runner Up – Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, Wisconsin


A 25-5 (five innings) run-rule victory over Comatose/S2N/Monsta (Beloit, WI) earned Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S/H Auto (Winter Haven, FL) the 2023 USA Softball Men’s Class AA Slow Pitch National Championship title today in Shakopee, Minn. Adding to its accolades after claiming the Men’s Super Slow Pitch title just two days prior, Resmondo clinched four-straight games in the Class AA tournament with 102 runs scored while limiting its opponents to a low of 33.

Resmondo opened the Men’s Class AA Slow Pitch National Championship with a 29-12 victory over T’s 13 (Omaha, NE) before claiming back-to-back wins against JEC/Kevitt/P5 (Brooklyn Park, MN) and Daddy Rocks/Ductech/Hoffman (South St. Paul, MN) to cap Saturday night’s play with scores of 21-6 and 27-10, respectively, to earn a spot in the Championship matchup on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. CT.

Playing a total of six games over two days, Comatose made its way to the title contest through the loser’s bracket despite starting strong with a 13-6 victory over Tharaldson (Fargo, ND) on Saturday morning. The Wisconsin-based squad dropped a tight, 10-9, game against Daddy Rocks before winning three-straight elimination games against The Herd (Cedar Rapids, IA), Tharaldson and Daddy Rocks — outscoring its opponents 51-17 to advance to the final contest.

With a consistent scoring effort all throughout the Championship matchup, runs were scored in all but one half-inning on both sides of the field with Resmondo kicking off the first inning plating four thanks to a pair of home runs. Comatose responded with a handful of base runners and a fielder’s choice up the middle to score one – making it 4-1 going into the second. Resmondo continued to move people around in the top of the frame with two singles, a sac fly and a double along with two more home runs to extend the lead, 10-1, before Comatose strung together three base hits to set the stage for back-to-back sac flies to plate two and close the gap, 10-3.

Not wanting to mess with the mojo, Resmondo blasted another pair of home runs in the third and fourth innings while Comatose tallied two runs including a solo shot of its own with the score 19-5 after four innings of play. The top of the fifth saw Resmondo score its final six runs of the game off four singles, a double, three walks and a fielder’s choice before shutting down Comatose with a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the frame to clinch the 25-5 run-rule victory and the 2023 USA Softball Men’s Class AA Slow Pitch National Championship title.


  • MVP – Kyle Pearson, Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S
  • Batting Champion – Kyle Pearson, Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S – .882
  • HR Champion – Kyle Pearson, Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S – 11

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

P – Travis Clark – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (12-16, .750, 6 HR, 9 RBI, 8 Runs)
IF – Zach Messer – Daddy Rocks/Ductech/Hoffman (7-13, .538, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 Run)
IF – Kyle Pearson (FL) – Daddy Rocks/Ductech/Hoffman (8-14, .571, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 7 Runs)
IF – Jeremy Fry – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (12-15, .800, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 11 Runs)
IF – Kyle Pearson (LA) – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (15-17, .882, 11 HR, 21 RBI, 13 Runs)
IF – Kyle Overstreet – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (9-11, .818, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 8 Runs)
OF – Scott Novak – JEC/Kevitt/P5 Sports (9-11, .818, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 Runs)
OF – Matt Stefanski – Comatose/S2N/Monsta (14-23, .609, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 Runs)
OF – Tristan Johnston – Comatose/S2N/Monsta (15-25, .600, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 9 Runs
OF – Brandon Yoder – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (12-15, .800, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 13 Runs)
UTIL – Jared Hunt – Daddy Rocks/Ductech/Hoffman (8-10, .800, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 5 Runs)
UTIL – Austin Dawe – Comatose/S2N/Monsta (16-22, .727, 9 HR, 13 RBI, 13 Runs)
UTIL – Phil Matte – Comatose/S2N/Monsta (15-25, .600, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 13 Runs)
UTIL – Tyler Marshburn – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (12-17, .706, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 13 Runs)
UTIL – Brad Reckart – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (9-15, .500, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 Runs)


OTHERS

Brent Zomer, The Herd (9-11, .818, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 Runs)
Bradley Jones, Resmondo (9-16, .563, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 8 Runs)
Mitchell Dunse, Comatose (10-18, .556, 6 RBI, 4 Runs)
Mitchell McLain, Tharaldsons (7-13, .538, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 Runs)
Jacob Stadler, Comatose (11-21, .524, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 4 Runs)
Terry Lambright, Daddy Rocks (7-14, .500, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 6 Runs)
Greg Connell, Daddy Rocks (7-15, .467, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 6 Runs)
Jeremy Yates, Daddy Rocks (6-14, .429, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 4 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S, Winter Haven, FL  (4-0)
2. Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, WI (4-2)
3. Daddy Rocks/Ductech/Hoffman, South St. Paul, MN (2-2)
4. Tharaldson, Fargo, ND (2-2)
5t. JEC/Kevitt/P5 Sports (1-2)
5t, The Herd, Urbandale, IA (1-2)
7t. Northwoods Elite/Pure, Bloomer, WI (0-2)
7t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (0-2)


Resmondo

2023 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

2023 held at Joe Schleper Stadium at Tahpah Park in Shakopee, Minnesota on August 17-18.


Champion – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S, Winter Haven, Florida
Runner Up – The Herd, Urbandale, Iowa


A champion was crowned today at Tahpah Park in Shakopee, Minn. as Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S defeated The Herd 27-14 in the final contest of the USA Softball Men’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship. With a perfect 4-0 record through the tournament, Resmondo outscored its opponents 98-32 en route to the prestigious National Championship title.

Kicking things off with a win in the first matchup of the tournament, Resmondo took Game 1 against NE/Pure by a score of 29-7 before defeating Tharaldson on Saturday morning, 18-2. Continuing its streak in the semi-final contest, Resmondo took down The Herd, 24-9, to clinch its spot in the title game at 4:30 p.m CT on Friday evening.

Also proving a dominate presence on the field, The Herd started the event strong with an explosive 33-12 win over Comatose/S2N/Monsta followed by a 10-5 victory against T’s 13. Dropping to the loser’s bracket after a loss to Resmondo in the semi-finals, The Herd bounced back with a 20-13 battle against T’s 13 to advance to the Championship game.

Resmondo pulled ahead early in the title matchup against The Herd thanks to a pair of singles and a home run to score three – but the Herd answered back with two singles of its own followed by a sac fly in the bottom of the frame to scratch a run and close the 3-1 gap after one inning. Consistently chipping away, Resmondo plated one in the top of the second before breaking the game open in the third with three home runs to extend the lead, 10-1. The Herd – known for its fight at the plate – refused to back down and strung together seven singles, two walks and a triple to steal the momentum and bring the squad within one run. With a score of 10-9 heading into the fourth inning, Resmondo was unfazed – leading off with a double followed by three more home runs to take back the momentum in the 14-9 game.

Threatening the lead once again in the bottom of the fourth, back-to-back singles and a home run from The Herd brought the score to 14-12 – but it wouldn’t last long as the Resmondo bats exploded in the fifth inning with three singles, three doubles and two home runs to score eight more runs. Continuing to add-on in the final two innings, Resmondo’s tally grew to 27 runs while The Herd added two with a home run in the seventh, but would prove not enough as Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S claimed the 27-14 victory and the 2023 Men’s Super Slow Pitch National Championship title.

This was the 33rd time the ASA Super National Championship has been held.


  • MVP – Tyler Marshburn, Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S
  • Batting Champion – Bradley Jones, Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (.867)
  • HR Champion – Jason Matusik, Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (6)

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

P – Travis Clark – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (8-12, .667, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 6 Runs)
IF – Blaine Horsager – Tharaldson (5-8, .625, 2 Runs)
IF – Jake Hohensee – T’s 13 (8-13, .615, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 Runs)
IF – Brett Rettenmeier – The Herd (14-20, .700, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 11 Runs)
IF – Tyler Marshburn – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (12-16, .750, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 11 Runs)
IF – Phil Matte – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (10-12, .833, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 10 Runs)
OF – Zach Woodside – The Herd (10-16, .625, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 6 Runs)
OF – Brent Zomer – The Herd (7-13, .538, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 Runs)
OF – Bradley Jones – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (13-16, .846, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 10 Runs)
OF – Jason Matusik – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (11-15, .733, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 10 Runs)
UTIL – Bryan Dezern – T’s 13 (6-14, .429, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 4 Runs)
UTIL – Alex Hovey – The Herd (15-21, .714, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)
UTIL – Chris Bauer – The Herd (12-19, .632, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)
UTIL – Matt Schrage – The Herd (13-20 , .650, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 12 Runs)
UTIL – Josh Riley – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (9-15, .600, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 6 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S, Winter Haven, FL  (4-0)
2. The Herd, Urbandale, IA (3-2)
3. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (2-2)
4. Tharaldson, Fargo, ND (1-2)
5t. Comatose/S2N/Monsta, Beloit, WI (0-2)
5t. Northwoods Elite/Pure, Bloomer, WI (0-2)


OTHERS

Kyle Pearson (LA), Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (13-18, .722, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 11 Runs)
Greg Connell, Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (8-13 .615, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 9 Runs)
Andrew Collins, Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (7-12, .583, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 Runs)
Kevin Bazat, Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S (7-12, .583, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)
Kyle Aken, T’s 13 (8-14, .571, 1 Run, 4 RBI)
Patrick Ellwanger, The Herd (12-22, .545, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 6 Runs)
Quinn Cannoy, The Herd (9-17, .529, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 10 Runs)


Resmondo


The Super Division was created to combat pro softball leagues and to give all teams the chance to “bring what you got” to a national championship while preserving their amateur status in 1981.

  1. 1981 – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina
  2. 1982 – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, Florida
  3. 1983 – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina
  4. 1984 – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina
  5. 1985 – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, Ohio
  6. 1986 – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, Ohio
  7. 1987 – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, Ohio
  8. 1988 – Starpath, Monticello, Kentucky
  9. 1989 – Ritch’s Salvage, Harrisburgh, North Carolina
  10. 1990 – Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, Ohio
  11. 1991 – Sunbelt/Worth, Centerville, Georgia
  12. 1992 – Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, Connecticut
  13. 1993 – Ritch’s-Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, Connecticut
  14. 1994 – Bell Corp/Easton, Tampa, Florida
  15. 1995 – Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, Georgia
  16. 1996 – Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, Connecticut
  17. 1997 – Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, Connecticut
  18. 1998 – Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, Georgia
  19. 1999 – Team Easton, Burlingame, California
  20. 2000 – Team TPS, Louisville, Kentucky
  21. 2001 – Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota
  22. 2002 – Long Haul/Taylor Bros/Shen Corp/TPS, Albertville, Minnesota
  23. 2003 – Hague/Resmondo/Taylor Bros/Sunbelt, Columbus, Ohio
  24. 2013 – H. Auto/Easton, Cicero, New York
  25. 2014 – Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton, Cicero, New York
  26. 2015 – BBS/Mr. D’s/Rip City, Rochester, Minnesota
  27. 2016 – O&S Cattle/Mr. D’s, Stillwater, Minnesota
  28. 2017 – West Coast Monsta, Calimesa, California
  29. 2018 – H. Auto/RDD/All In/Sprizzi/Easton, Cicero, New York
  30. 2019 – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton, Le Sueur, Minnesota
  31. 2020 – H. Auto/RDD/Sprizzi/S&S/Easton, Cicero, New York
  32. 2021 – Thunder/SIS/Chosen/All American/Menosse/RDD/S&S, Cicero, New York
  33. 2023 – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse/RDD/Stub Terminal/S&S, Winter Haven, Florida

2023 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2023 held at Caswell Park in North Mankato, Minnesota on August 3-6.


Champion – NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, New York
Runner Up – Hill United Chiefs, Six Nations, Ontario


  • MVP – Eric Ochoa, NY Gremlins
  • Batting Leader – Braden Ducharme, LC Ostrander Norsemen – .565
  • Home Run Leader – Braden Ducharme, LC Ostrander Norsemen – 3

Coming out on top of the 91st annual USA Softball Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship was the NY Gremlins after inclement weather in the area forced a cancellation of Sunday’s championship action. Clinching a spot in the final contest during Saturday night’s semi-final, the Gremlins of Clifton Park, NY remained as the only undefeated team in the tournament – earning them the 2023 National Championship title.

Scheduled to compete in the loser’s bracket semi-final on Sunday morning – also cancelled due to weather – Hill United Chiefs finished as the runner-up while AWP Lumberjacks took home third place honors.

Claiming back-to-back victories to open the tournament, AWP Lumberjacks’ hot streak ended after meeting Hill United Chiefs on Saturday afternoon – sending them to the loser’s bracket where they rebounded with two shutout wins over Omma Tigres and Bear Creek Express, setting them up for a rematch against the Chiefs on Sunday morning. Hill United Chiefs also started the tournament strong with three wins over Ohio Bombers, Wander Spring Chippers and AWP Lumberjacks before dropping to the loser’s bracket after falling to the NY Gremlins in a 7-4 battle on Saturday night. With the weather halting play, neither the Chiefs nor the Lumberjacks were able to redeem themselves against their opponents – earning second and third place titles, respectively.

Ending the tournament with a pristine 4-0 record, the NY Gremlins made history while bringing home the hardware – earning its third straight title and becoming the first team in the 21st century to three-peat twice at the Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship, also clinching three consecutive titles from 2016-2018. Since 2009, the NY Gremlins have improved to a 65-16 record, highlighted by a now eight National Championship titles and a spot in the record books.

The Gremlins outscored its opponents 35-8 during the 2023 event while picking up two shutout wins along the way. Combining for a .393 batting average with a .488 on-base percentage, the squad tallied 42 hits including nine doubles and eight home runs while reaching base a total of 20 times via walk or hit-by-pitch. Ben Enoka led the team at the plate with a .636 batting average, five singles, one double, one home run and 10 runs scored with Erick Ochoa also leading the pack racking up three singles, two doubles and a home run with seven RBI and a .462 batting average.

Holding down the defense for the Gremlins was Jack Besgrove and Andrew Kirkpatrick – splitting time in the circle with two wins apiece and a combined 2.04 ERA. Besgrove shut down his opponents through 15.1 innings, allowing a low of six runs to cross the plate while striking out 29 batters with Kirkpatrick posting 13 K’s of his own through 8.2 innings pitched.


2023 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Jack Besgrove, NY Gremlins
P – Bradley Kilpatrick, LC Ostrander Norsemen
P – Marco Diaz, AWP Lumberjacks
C – Cory Timu, LC Ostrander Norsemen
IF – Erick Ochoa, NY Gremlins
IF – Braden Ducharme, LC Ostrander Norsemen
IF – Lenny Villalvazo, JB
IF – Shane Boland, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Tom Czech, LC Ostrander Norsemen
OF – Bradley Ezekiel, Circle Tap Dukes
OF – Ben Enoka, NY Gremlins
UTIL – Fransisco Lombardo, AWP Lumberjacks
UTIL – Codi Pannebecker, AWP Lumberjacks
UTIL – Alan Peker, Hill United Chiefs

2023 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Andrew Kilpatrick, NY Gremlins
P – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs
P – Roman Godoy, JB
C – Bruno Motroni, Hill United Chiefs
IF – Jerome Raemaki, NY Gremlins
IF – Blake Hunter, NY Gremlins
IF – Brent Meschke, LC Ostrander Norsemen
IF – Sisko Sabate, AWP Lumberjacks
OF – Mathieu Roy, NY Gremlins
OF – Colin Walsh, Bear Creek Express
OF – Quinten Bruce, Bear Creek Express
OF – Bryan Abbrey, NY Gremlins
UTIL – Zenon Winters, NY Gremlins
UTIL – Valdy Terkelson, AWP Lumberjacks
UTIL – Tony Gonzalez, Hill United Chiefs


FINAL STANDINGS

1. NY Gremlins, Clifton Park, NY (4-0)
2. Hill United Chiefs, Six Nations, ON (3-1)
3. AWP Lumberjacks, Du Quoin, IL (4-1)
4. Bear Creek Express, Melbourne, ON (3-2)
5t. LC Ostrander Norsemen, Lake Crystal, MN (5-2)
5t. Omma Tigres, Midland, TX (3-2)
7t. J&B Painting, Agoura Hills, CA (4-2)
7t. Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark, WI (2-2)
9t. Kegel Black Knights, Fargo, ND (3-2)
9t. Midland Explorers, Midland, MI (2-3)
9t. Niagara Stompers, Niagara Falls, ON (1-2)
9t. Wander Spring Chippers, Greenleaf, WI (1-2)
13t. AHI Reapers, Kimberly, WI (2-2)
13t. Ohio Bombers, Bainbridge, ON (2-2)
13t. Pueblo Bandits, Pueblo, CO (1-3)
13t. Marchio Sausage Company, St. Paul, MN (1-3)
17t. Czech U18 National Team, Prague, CZ (1-2)
17t. San Antonio Glowworm, San Antonio, TX (0-3)
17t. The Bar Buzz, Appleton, WI (0-3)
17t. Southside Stingers, Brisbane, AU (0-3)


2023 NCAA Women’s College World Series

2023 held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 1-8.


Champion – Oklahoma Sooners (61-1)
Runner Up – Florida State Seminoles (58-11)


With a 3-1 win over Florida State in Game 2 of the best-of-3 Women’s College World Series Finals, No. 1 Oklahoma secured its third straight national title while extending their record-setting winning streak to 53 games.

In the series-clinching win, Oklahoma trailed briefly after Florida State’s Mack Leonard popped a solo home run to give the Noles a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.

But the Sooners quickly responded with back-to-back solo homers by Grace Lyons and Rylie Boone to flip the game and take a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. An inning later, Alynah Torres grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored another runner and put OU up 3-1 in the sixth inning.

These two runs were more than enough for Jordy Bahl, who pitched the last three innings just one day after throwing a complete game shutout in the first game of the championship series. Bahl continued her dominant postseason as she did not allow a baserunner across her three innings of work.

With the win, Oklahoma became the first team to three-peat as national champions since 1988-90 when UCLA pulled off the feat. This is the seventh national title in program history and the sixth in the past 10 years for Patty Gasso’s Sooners.


  • Most Outstanding Player – Jordyn Bahl, Oklahoma
  • Batting Leader – Taylor Gindlesperger, Stanford – .538
  • RBI Leader – Tiarre Jennings, Oklahoma – 5
  • RBI Leader – Kinzie Hansen, Oklahoma -5
  • RBI Leader – Kaley Mudge, Florida State – 5
  • Home Run Leader – Michaela Edenfield – Florida State – 5
  • ERA Leader – Jordyn Bahl, Oklahoma – 0.00
  • Strikeout Leader – Jordyn Bahl, Oklahoma – 33

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

  • Jordy Bahl, Oklahoma
  • Rylie Boonie, Oklahoma
  • Tiare Jennings, Oklahoma
  • Jayda Coleman, Oklahoma
  • Kinzie Hansen, Oklahoma
  • Kathryn Sandercock, Florida State
  • Kaley Mudge, Florida State
  • Michaela Edenfield, Florida State
  • NiJaree Canady, Stanford
  • Taylor Gindlesperger, Stanford
  • Kiki Milloy, Tennessee
  • Zaida Puni, Tennessee

SCORES

  1. Tennessee 10 Alabama 5
  2. Oklahoma 2 Stanford 0
  3. Florida State 8 Oklahoma State 0 (6 innings)
  4. Utah 4 Washington 1
  5. Stanford 2 Alabama 0 (Alabama eliminated)
  6. Oklahoma State 8 Utah 5 (5 innings)(Utah eliminated)
  7. Oklahoma 9 Tennessee 0
  8. Florida State 3 Washington 1
  9. Stanford 2 Washington 0 (Washington eliminated)
  10. Tennessee 3 Oklahoma State 1 (Oklahoma State eliminated)
  11. Oklahoma 4 Stanford 2 (9 innings) (Stanford eliminated)
  12. Florida State 5 Tennessee 1 (Tennessee eliminated)
  13. Oklahoma 5 Florida State 0
  14. Oklahoma 3 Florida State 1 (Florida State eliminated)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Oklahoma Sooners (5-0)
2. Florida State Seminoles (3-2)
3. Tennessee Volunteers (2-2)
4. Stanford Cardinal (2-2)
5t. Washington Huskies (1-2)
5t. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (1-2)
7t. Utah Utes (0-2)
7t. Alabama Crimson Tide (0-2)


NATIONAL SEEDS

  1. Oklahoma
  2. UCLA
  3. Florida State
  4. Tennessee
  5. Alabama
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Washington
  8. Duke
  9. Stanford
  10. LSU
  11. Arkansas
  12. Northwestern
  13. Texas
  14. Georgia
  15. Utah
  16. Clemson

REGIONALS

NORMAN REGIONAL

  1. Oklahoma 11, Hofstra 0
  2. Missouri 5, California 1
  3. Oklahoma 11, Missouri 0
  4. California 7, Hofstra 0 (Hofstra eliminated)
  5. California 7, Missouri 5 (Missouri eliminated)
  6. Oklahoma 16, California 3 (California eliminated)

Oklahoma qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

CLEMSON REGIONAL

  1. Clemson 17, UNC Greensboro 2
  2. Auburn 12, Cal State Fullerton 2
  3. Clemson 7, Auburn 0
  4. Cal State Fullerton 5, UNC Greensboro 0 (UNC Greensboro eliminated)
  5. Auburn 5 Cal State Fullerton 0 (Cal State Fullerton eliminated)
  6. Auburn 5 Clemson 2
  7. Clemson 5 Auburn 1 (Auburn eliminated)

Clemson qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-1.

STANFORD REGIONAL

  1. Florida 3 Loyola Marymount 2
  2. Stanford 1, Long Beach State 0
  3. Stanford 8, Florida 0
  4. Loyola Marymount 2, Long Beach State 1 (Long Beach State eliminated)
  5. Florida 10, Loyola Marymount 6 (Loyola Marymount eliminated)
  6. Stanford 11, Florida 2 (Florida eliminated)

Stanford qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

DURHAM REGIONAL

  1. Duke 2, George Mason 1
  2. Charlotte 7, Campbell 2
  3. Duke 5, Charlotte 0
  4. Campbell 7, George Mason 1 (George Mason eliminated)
  5. Charlotte 6, Campbell 4 (Campbell eliminated)
  6. Duke 4, Charlotte 2 (Charlotte eliminated)

Duke qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL

  1. Middle Tennessee 8, Central Arkansas 0
  2. Alabama 5, Long Island 0
  3. Alabama 12, Middle Tennessee 5
  4. Central Arkansas 15, Long Island 0 (Long Island eliminated)
  5. Middle Tennessee 3, Central Arkansas 0 (Central Arkansas eliminated)
  6. Middle Tennessee 4, Alabama 1
  7. Alabama 1, Middle Tennessee 0 (Middle Tennessee eliminated)

Alabama qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-1.

EVANSTON REGIONAL

  1. Kentucky 9, Miami Ohio 1
  2. Northwestern 2, Eastern Illinois 0
  3. Northwestern 10, Kentucky 8
  4. Miami Ohio 4, Eastern Illinois 0 (Eastern Illinois eliminated)
  5. Miami Ohio 9, Kentucky 0 (Kentucky eliminated)
  6. Northwestern 5, Miami Ohio 4, (Miami Ohio eliminated)

Northwestern qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

AUSTIN REGIONAL

  1. Texas 8, Seton Hall 0
  2. Texas A&M 2, Texas State 1
  3. Texas 2, Texas A&M 1
  4. Texas State 4, Seton Hall 3 (Seton Hall eliminated)
  5. Texas A&M 4, Texas State 2 (Texas State eliminated)
  6. Texas 11, Texas A&M 5 (Texas A&M eliminated)

Texas qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

KNOXVILLE REGIONAL

  1. Indiana 4, Louisville 3
  2. Tennessee 12, Northern Kentucky 0
  3. Tennessee 9, Indiana 1
  4. Louisville 9, Northern Kentucky 1 (Northern Kentucky eliminated)
  5. Indiana 4, Louisville 2 (Louisville eliminated)
  6. Tennessee 7, Indiana 3 (Tennessee eliminated)

Tennessee qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL

  1. Florida State 9, Marist 0
  2. UCF 6, South Carolina 1
  3. Florida State 5, UCF 1
  4. South Carolina 2, Marist 1 (Marist eliminated)
  5. South Carolina 10, UCF 1 (UCF eliminated)
  6. South Carolina 4, Florida State 0
  7. Florida State 1, South Carolina 0 (South Carolina eliminated)

Florida State qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-1.

ATHENS REGIONAL

  1. Virginia Tech 6, Boston University 1
  2. Georgia 12, North Carolina Central 0
  3. Georgia 8, Virginia Tech 3
  4. Boston University 8, North Carolina Central 0 (North Carolina Central eliminated)
  5. Virginia Tech 9, Boston University 0 (Boston University eliminated)
  6. Georgia 12, Virginia Tech 3 (Virginia Tech eliminated)

Georgia qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL

  1. Oregon 5, Notre Dame 4
  2. Arkansas 11, Harvard 0
  3. Oregon 10, Arkansas 4
  4. Notre Dame 5, Harvard 2 (Harvard eliminated)
  5. Arkansas 5, Notre Dame 0 (Notre Dame eliminated)
  6. Oregon 14, Arkansas 4 (Arkansas eliminated)

Oregon qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

STILLWATER REGIONAL

  1. Oklahoma State 9, UMBC 0
  2. Wichita State 6, Nebraska 5
  3. Oklahoma State 6, Wichita State 0
  4. Nebraska 3, UMBC 2 (UMBC eliminated)
  5. Nebraska 9, Wichita State 8 (Wichita State eliminated)
  6. Oklahoma State 5, Nebraska 2 (Nebraska eliminated)

Oklahoma State qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

SEATTLE REGIONAL

  1. McNeese 5, Minnesota 4
  2. Washington 10, Northern Colorado 2
  3. Washington 3, McNeese 1
  4. Minnesota 4, Northern Colorado 0 (Northern Colorado eliminated)
  5. McNeese 1, Minnesota 0 (Minnesota eliminated)
  6. McNeese 1, Washington 0
  7. Washington 7, McNeese 6 (McNeese eliminated)

Washington qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-1.

BATON ROUGE REGIONAL

  1. Louisiana 5, Omaha 0
  2. LSU 12, Prairie View A&M 2
  3. LSU 4, Louisiana 0
  4. Omaha 3, Prairie View A&M 0 (Prairie View A&M eliminated)
  5. Louisiana 9, Omaha 0 (Omaha eliminated)
  6. Louisiana 7, LSU 4
  7. Louisiana 9, LSU 8 (LSU eliminated)

Louisiana qualifies for the Super Regional, 4-1.

SALT LAKE CITY REGIONAL

  1. Ole Miss 3, Baylor 1
  2. Utah 11, Southern Illinois 9
  3. Utah 7, Ole Miss 1
  4. Baylor 13, Southern Illinois 9 (Southern Illinois eliminated)
  5. Ole Miss 9, Baylor 2 (Baylor eliminated)
  6. Utah 4, Ole Miss 1 (Ole Miss eliminated)

Utah qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.

LOS ANGELES REGIONAL

  1. Grand Canyon 3, UCLA 2
  2. San Diego State 7, Liberty 0
  3. San Diego State 6, Grand Canyon 0
  4. Liberty 2, UCLA 1 (UCLA eliminated)
  5. Liberty 5, Grand Canyon 1 (Grand Canyon eliminated)
  6. San Diego State 6, Liberty 3 (Liberty eliminated)

San Diego State qualifies for the Super Regional, 3-0.


SUPER REGIONALS

TALLAHASSEE SUPER REGIONAL

  1. Florida State 8, Georgia 1
  2. Florida State 4, Georgia 2

Georgia qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.

STILLWATER SUPER REGIONAL

  1. Oklahoma State 8, Oregon 1
  2. Oklahoma State 9, Oregon 0

Oklahoma State qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.

NORMAN SUPER REGIONAL

  1. Oklahoma 9, Clemson 2
  2. Oklahoma 8, Clemson 7

Oklahoma qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.

DURHAM SUPER REGIONAL

  1. Stanford 3, Duke 1
  2. Stanford 7, Duke 2

Stanford qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.

TUSCALOOSA SUPER REGIONAL

  1. Northwestern 3, Alabama 1
  2. Alabama 2, Northwestern 1
  3. Alabama 3, Northwestern 2

Alabama qualifies for the WCWS 2-1.

KNOXVILLE SUPER REGIONAL

  1. Tennessee 5, Texas 2
  2. Tennessee 9, Texas 0

SEATTLE SUPER REGIONAL

  1. Washington 8, Louisiana 0
  2. Washington 2, Louisiana 0

Washington qualifies for the WCWS 2-0.

SALT LAKE CITY SUPER REGIONAL

  1. San Diego State 4, Utah 3
  2. Utah 10, San Diego State 1
  3. Utah 7, San Diego State 2

Utah qualifies for the WCWS 2-1.


REGULAR SEASON INFORMATION

  • Honda Sports Award – Montana Fouts, Alabama
  • USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year – Valerie Cagle, Clemson
  • NFCA Player of the Year – Skylar Wallace, Florida
  • NFCA National Pitcher of the Year – Ashley Rogers, Tennessee
  • Softball America Pitcher of the Year – Montana Fouts, Alabama
  • NFCA National Freshman of the Year – NiJaree Canady, Stanford
  • Softball America Freshman of the Year – NiJaree Canady, Stanford
  • NCAA Defensive Player of the Year – Grace Lyons, Oklahoma
  • NFCA Catcher of the Year – Terra McGowan, Oregon
  • NFCA Golden Shoe Award – Mihyia Davis, Louisiana

ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

P – Montana Fouts, Alabama
P – Kathryn Sandercock, Florida State
P – Ashley Rogers, Tennessee
P – Jordyn Bahl, Oklahoma
C – Kinzie Hansen, Oklahoma
1B – Baylee Klingler, Washington
2B – Tiare Jennings, Oklahoma
SS – Skylar Wallace, Florida
3B – Alyssa Brito, Oklahoma
OF – Kiki Milloy, Tennessee
OF – Jayda Coleman, Oklahoma
OF – Alex Honnold, Missouri
UT/P – Valerie Cagle, Clemson
UT – Sydney McKinnie, Wichita State
UT – Maya Brady, UCLA
UT – Rachel Becker, Oklahoma State
UT – Taryn Kern, Indiana

ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

P – Megan Faraimo, UCLA
P – Maddie Penta, Auburn
P – Kelly Maxwell, Oklahoma State
P – Autumn Pease, Minnesota
C – Kayla Kowalik, Kentucky
1B – Ellessa Bonstrom, Utah
2B – Allie Skaggs, Arizona
3B – Erin Coffel, Kentucky
SS – Karli Spaid, Miami (OH)
OF – Jayda Kearney, Georgia
OF – Korbe Otis, Louisville
OF – Ashley Trierweiler, Santa Clara
UT/P – Taylor Roby, Louisville
UT – Haley Lee, Oklahoma
UT – McKenna Gibson, Tennessee
UT – Autumn Owen, Marshall
UT – Grace Lyons, Oklahoma

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

P – NiJaree Canady, Stanford
P – Karlyn Pickens, Tennessee
P – Ruby Meylan, Washington
P – Cassidy Curd, Duke
P – Makenna Reid, Florida State
P – Sydney Berzon, LSU
C – Sarah Gordon, Louisville
1B – Jordan Woolery, UCLA
2B – Taryn Kern, Indiana
3B – Meagan Grant, UCLA
SS – Jackie Lis, Southern Illinois
OF – Reagan Johnson, Arkansas
OF – Mihyia Davis, Louisiana
OF – D’Auna Jennings, Duke
UT – Alexis Pupillo, Northern Iowa
UT – Kailey Wyckoff, Texas Tech
UT – Tallen Edwards, Oklahoma State
UT – Leighann Goode, Texas


2023 WCWS Bracket

TPS Power Ratings – June 12, 2023

– Must have three (3) or more events. Information is provided in the following order:
– Team Name.
– Team Class.
– Team’s Home Base.
– TPS Power Rating.
– Number of Eligible Tournaments participated in.
– Wins & Losses (in eligible games only).
– Won-Lost % (in eligible games only).

Place Team Class City TPS Events W-L PCT
1 Resmondo/SIS/All-American/Menosse Major Winter Haven, FL 131.876 7 41-7 .854
2 Monsta/Sonny’s/Worsham/RedAthlete Major Asheville, NC 106.927 6 25-11 .694
3 MPT Rentals / Juno Athletics Major Atlantic City, NJ 106.499 7 29-14 .674
4 CompetitiveEdge/Suncoast/FBI/Olmito Major Milton, FL 100.450 7 29-12 .707
5 Nitro Circus/Candy Shop/Ataraxis AA Annapolis, MD 89.467 8 28-16 .636
6 SmashIt/BayAreaLegends/BaughFord/BD AA Oakland, CA 88.610 6 18-12 .600
7 Sports Reach/Demarini/CT/LLS AA Campbellsville, KY 86.940 6 24-12 .667
8 Chick-fil-A/Slugger/BAF/Shore Irrig AA Fairfax, VA 83.672 6 17-10 .630
9 Roofx/Revolution/Albicocco/AllHustl AA Topeka, IN 82.970 8 24-15 .615
10 S&E AA Lagrange, NC 81.686 6 15-12 .556
11 JBL/D1/Tailgaters/Ignite AA Kent, OH 79.114 7 17-13 .567
12 PrimeTime/Easton A Macon, GA 73.188 6 16-12 .571
13 Bay Area Legends A Oakland, CA 72.189 6 14-12 .538
14 Epic/Haymak/Kilmans/FLS/Koval/Pure A Columbia, SC 72.132 6 11-12 .478
15 WestPoint AA Noblesville, IN 69.0888 6 13-12 .520
16 DirtyVegas/Steel/Envy A Groves, TX 66.7979 5 8-10 .444
17 NFMLending/4TheFallen/KBasInc/Lund A Chandler, AZ 66.5399 6 11-11 .500
18 TRU/Riot/Timeless/LA A Fairfax, VA 66.4588 5 9-10 .474
19 Classic Glass/Easton AA San Jose, CA 66.0595 6 9-12 .429
20 LSR/TG/BAF/NITRO CIRCUS A Jasonville, IN 65.6467 6 10-12 .455

TPS Power Ratings – June 4, 2023

– Must have three (3) or more events. Information is provided in the following order:
– Team Name.
– Team Class.
– Team’s Home Base.
– TPS Power Rating.
– Number of Eligible Tournaments participated in.
– Wins & Losses (in eligible games only).
– Won-Lost % (in eligible games only).

Place Team Class City TPS Events W-L PCT
1 Resmondo/SIS/All-American/Menosse Major Winter Haven, FL 131.876 7 41-7 .854
2 Monsta/Sonny’s/Worsham/RedAthlete Major Asheville, NC 106.927 6 25-11 .694
3 MPT Rentals / Juno Athletics Major Atlantic City, NJ 106.499 7 29-14 .674
4 CompetitiveEdge/Suncoast/FBI/Olmito Major Milton, FL 100.450 7 29-12 .707
5 Nitro Circus/Candy Shop/Ataraxis AA Annapolis, MD 89.467 8 28-16 .636
6 SmashIt/BayAreaLegends/BaughFord/BD AA Oakland, CA 88.610 6 18-12 .600
7 Sports Reach/Demarini/CT/LLS AA Campbellsville, KY 86.940 6 24-12 .667
8 Roofx/Revolution/Albicocco/AllHustl AA Topeka, IN 84.247 8 25-15 .625
9 Chick-fil-A/Slugger/BAF/Shore Irrig AA Fairfax, VA 83.672 6 17-10 .630
10 S&E AA Lagrange, NC 81.686 6 15-12 .556
11 JBL/D1/Tailgaters/Ignite AA Kent, OH 77.654 7 17-14 .548
12 PrimeTime/Easton A Macon, GA 73.188 6 16-12 .571
13 Bay Area Legends A Oakland, CA 73.133 5 11-10 .524
14 Epic/Haymak/Kilmans/FLS/Koval/Pure A Columbia, SC 72.132 6 11-12 .478
15 WestPoint AA Noblesville, IN 69.089 6 13-12 .520
16 DirtyVegas/Steel/Envy A Groves, TX 66.7979 5 8-10 .444
17 TRU/Riot/Timeless/LA A Fairfax, VA 66.4588 5 9-10 .474
18 Classic Glass/Easton AA San Jose, CA 66.0595 6 9-12 .429
19 LSR/TG/BAF/NITRO CIRCUS A Jasonville, IN 65.6467 6 10-12 .455
20 Str8play/Rebel/Franchise Apparel A Riverside, CA 65.5477 5 9-10 .474

James Ellis

James Ellis

James Ellis

James Ellis (1959-2023)

Ellis became involved in athletics at a young age, beginning his career in the Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department as a teenager before joining the department full time in 1978. After a promotion to Recreation Supervisor in 1980, Ellis continued to move up in positions — serving as the department Athletic Director for over three decades and the Assistant Director for six years before taking on the top position as Director in 2017.

His involvement with USA Softball also spanned three decades as he served as the USA Softball of Tennessee District Commissioner for over 20 years in addition to a six-year stint as vice president of the organization. Ellis took over as State Commissioner in 2015 and was appointed to the USA Softball Board of Directors in 2020. Along with these leadership positions, Ellis also played various roles within the Legislative, Commissioner Appointments, Membership and Ethics Committees in addition to directing hundreds of invitational, state, regional and national tournaments over the years. His long list of accolades earned him enshrinement into the USA Softball of Tennessee Hall of Fame in 2017.

Ellis will be remembered by co-workers and friends for his passion in area youth and for the community he served.

James Ellis, the former Johnson City Parks & Rec Director who also served as USA Softball Commissioner for Tennessee, died Tuesday after an extended illness. He was 64.

Ellis was remembered by co-workers and friends for his passion for area youth and the community he served.

Joe Ebarb, athletic manager for Johnson City Parks & Rec, was a lifelong friend of Ellis. They started together with the Parks & Rec department as teenagers. Ebarb moved on to Eastman where he retired before coming back to the department, while Ellis stayed with the city of Johnson City. He retired in February.

Ellis’ first job was handing out roller skates at the Legion Street Rec Center. He joined the department full-time in 1978 and was promoted to recreation supervisor in 1980. Ebarb and Ellis crossed paths numerous times over the years as volunteer coaches, umpiring games and other roles.

Even after Ellis retired, he was a trusted source of knowledge the department could count on.

“Working with James through athletics was awesome. He only wanted the best for the kids,” Ebarb said. “He wanted Johnson City to have the best youth programs available and we were there when he retired. James was a wonderful man, but we lost so much more with all the years of experience you could count on. You can’t replace that.”

Ellis served as athletic director for the department for over three decades and another six years as assistant director before being promoted to the top position in 2017. In whatever role he had, his dedication was second-to-none.

“I never met a man who had more passion for his job than James did Parks & Rec,” Ebarb said. “He lived it 24/7. It wasn’t an 8-to-5 job for James Ellis. Whether it was Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon or through the week, you could find him checking on the facilities and seeing what had to be done or what needed to be done.”

It wasn’t the financial rewards, but the giving back to the community that meant the most to Ellis. He had the respect of his employees, who enjoyed the fact he could be serious, but also cut up at times.

“He was a crucial part of the city of Johnson City’s team,” said Bill Fuller, Johnson City golf maintenance manager. “Speaking as one of his employees, he is going to be greatly missed. He was a good leader, a great boss and I considered him a friend.”

Ellis was greatly involved in so many projects throughout the city from developing Winged Deer Park to fixing a flooding problem in the outfield at then Cardinal Park. He had experience in so many areas including administration, working with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and other civic groups. His loyalty to the department is something that brought him admiration amongst his peers.

“I know of no one who guarded the brand of Johnson City Parks & Rec more than James Ellis,” said Jim Hughes, the city’s former director of golf. “He started as a kid working there and didn’t really work anywhere else other than his ties with USA and ASA softball. It was all about the community.”

Ellis served as the Tennessee ASA/USA Softball District Commissioner over 20 years. He also served as a Vice President for ASA/USA Softball for six years and remained a member of softball council for years after that. He was inducted into the USA Softball Hall of Fame in 2017.

Hughes remembered while they had some heated discussions, they would always shake hands at the end of the day. He knew Ellis’ heart was in the right place, looking out for his community and department.

“We never saw eye-to-eye 100% on anything and had some pretty good disagreements at times,” Hughes said. “But, we always tried to reach a compromise that was best for the city, Parks & Rec and the employees. In so many ways, he was like a family member.”

William D. “Bill” Maher

William Maher

William Dale “Bill” Maher (1931-2023)

A constant for the sport in South Dakota, Maher first became involved with USA Softball as a player, coach and umpire before transitioning into the administrative side of the game in 1972 where he served as the USA Softball of South Dakota Commissioner for 42 years. While in this position, Maher worked as a team with his late wife, Rosemary Ann Maher (1939-2022), to boost team registrations from 350 to over 2,000 in the heyday of softball. The South Dakota umpire program also flourished under Maher’s guidance with yearly state or National Umpire Schools and registration numbers as high as 500. During his time as Commissioner, Maher instituted a permanent structure for the USA Softball of South Dakota Hall of Fame, began and distributed a quarterly “South Dakota Softball News” and created a scholarship program for eligible high school seniors with approximately $90,000 being awarded over the last 30 years. In 2022, Maher and Rosemary were jointly recognized for their trailblazing leadership and contributions to the sport as inductees into the USA Softball of South Dakota Hall of Fame.

William D. “Bill” Maher, youngest son of John B. and Rose E. (O’Connor) Maher was born January 27, 1931, in Pierre, South Dakota, and died May 15, 2023, at his Spearfish home surrounded by his loving family.

Bill married Rosemary Ann Bruner of Geddes, S.D., at St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Pierre on June 22, 1963. To this union seven children were born. Twin daughters, Michelle and Patricia, sons, Michael (Jeanne) and Patrick John (Lisa); daughters, Mary Cook (Allen), Teresa Bartlett (Frank), and Colleen Thompson (Charles). Also blessed to share his life are grandchildren, Heather McQueen, Mia Semmler, Samantha Nordbye (Shawn), Andrea and Joel Thompson, Nicole, Max, Christina, and Jennifer Bartlett, Kathleen Cook, and Peyton Higgs, as well as great-grandchildren, Zachary Hagemann, and Victoria Nordbye.

Bill graduated from Pierre High School in 1949, where he lent a helping hand at Tyler’s Dairy prior to his enlistment in the U.S. Army which included a ten-month tour in Korea and teaching at the Infantry school in Ft. Benning, GA. Upon his honorable discharge, Bill attended S.D.S.U., Brookings. Returning to Pierre, ever helpful and work oriented, his diligence was noticed by the South Dakota Department of Veterans affairs in Pierre where he was hired as a veteran’s service officer, a position he held for 33 years, striving to improve the lives of fellow veterans. In 1978, this employment moved his family to Sturgis where they lived for nearly 25 years. In the midst of these differing employment opportunities, an entrepreneurial spirit led the couple in and out of insurance adjusting, concession businesses and eventual restaurant ownership.

His industriousness and high expectations could be seen in all areas of life, including his passion for the game of softball. This love of softball led him to join his local softball association which grew to greater involvement at a state and national level.  In 1972, Bill was appointed SD Amateur Softball Association State Commissioner, a position he held for forty-two years. Upon his retirement from SDASA in 2013, he was named Commissioner Emeritus. In honor of the tireless work that the couple undertook, Bill and Rosemary were inducted into the S.D. Softball Hall of Fame in 2022. They were proud to be part of this organization and were gifted with many friendships that lasted a lifetime. The couple relocated to Spearfish in 2002 and in their spare time they actively enjoyed the beauty of the Black Hills, especially Terry Peak, and traveled to a variety of destinations including Mediterranean countries and the British Isles.

Bill was a lifelong member of the VFW and the American Legion. Noble in purpose and ever mindful of his civic and patriotic duty, Bill served on the West River Draft Board for a twenty-year period. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Honorable Order of Blue Goose.

To all who knew him, Bill was a great conversationalist. He could and did develop a rapport with almost everyone he came in contact, even if not seeing eye to eye. Being very social, he taught his children and grandchildren the virtue of patience as we waited for these conversations to conclude.  Although Bill would never have described himself this way, those who knew and loved him best recount him as being caring, a fierce friend, headstrong (stubborn), honorable, loyal, selfless, and knowingly grateful and blessed. He was thoughtful and often found little things to make sure you knew he cared. He gave good advice to those who were wise enough to listen. Through it all, his great sense of humor made us laugh and find joy in all different aspects of life. We will remember the best times, the laughter, the song of a good life.

TPS Power Ratings – May 30, 2023

– Must have three (3) or more events. Information is provided in the following order:
– Team Name.
– Team Class.
– Team’s Home Base.
– TPS Power Rating.
– Number of Eligible Tournaments participated in.
– Wins & Losses (in eligible games only).
– Won-Lost % (in eligible games only).

Place Team Class City TPS Events W-L PCT
1 Resmondo/SIS/All-American/Menosse Major Winter Haven, FL 131.876 7 (41-7) .854
2 Monsta/Sonny’s/Worsham/RedAthlete Major Asheville, NC 106.927 6 (25-11) .694
3 MPT Rentals / Juno Athletics Major Atlantic City, NJ 106.499 7 (29-14) .674
4 CompetitiveEdge/Suncoast/FBI/Olmito Major Milton, FL 104.774 6 (26-10) .722
5 Nitro Circus/Candy Shop/Ataraxis AA Annapolis, MD 90.422 7 (24-14) .632
6 Chick-fil-A/Slugger/BAF/Shore Irrig AA Fairfax, VA 89.545 5 (16-8) .667
7 SmashIt/BayAreaLegends/BaughFord/BD AA Oakland, CA 88.610 6 (18-12) .600
8 Sports Reach/Demarini/CT/LLS AA Campbellsville, KY 86.940 6 (24-12) .667
9 S&E AA Lagrange, NC 81.686 6 (15-12) .556
10 Roofx/Revolution/Albicocco/AllHustl AA Topeka, IN 81.682 7 (19-14) .576
11 PrimeTime/Easton A Macon, GA 75.756 5 (14-10) .583
12 JBL/D1/Tailgaters/Ignite AA Kent, OH 75.267 6 (13-12) .520
13 Bay Area Legends A Oakland, CA 73.133 5 (11-10) .524
14 Epic/Haymak/Kilmans/FLS/Koval/Pure A Columbia, SC 72.132 6 (11-12) .478
15 WestPoint AA Noblesville, IN 69.496 5 (9-10) .474
16 DirtyVegas/Steel/Envy A Groves, TX 66.798 5 (8-10) .444
17 TRU/Riot/Timeless/LA A Fairfax, VA 66.459 5 (9-10) .474
18 Classic Glass/Easton AA San Jose, CA 66.059 6 (9-12) .429
19 LSR/TG/BAF/NITRO CIRCUS A Jasonville, IN 65.647 6 (10-12) .455
20 Str8play/Rebel/Franchise Apparel A Riverside, CA 65.548 5 (9-10) .474