2005 ASA Major Nationals

AM Las Vegas/Benfield/Reece/Shade/Belcher/Easton wins the ASA Major in Sanford, Fla. “The Gamblers” have just played unbelievable in all the Worlds they’ve played in so far. This is one hell of a softball team. This ball club is very talented with great defense, and they can hit it as good as any team playing today. This team has the best young players in the game today, no doubt about it. Wegman, Justice, Habermehl, Mathews, O’Hara, Crime, Webber, Adams, Fulk, Rulli and others that can flat out play the game. This team is very close to the big two, that’s for sure. I know this, that it doesn’t matter what they do this week at Mickey Mouse World, because they’ve already won three World Championships this season. I believe they are very capable of winning the USSSA Worlds, we will see.
Brett Helmer was picked up for this one and he was a force, as he hit 8 homeruns to lead the tournament, and only hit a mere .800. I can tell you that this win was a total team effort that’s for sure. Congratulations on winning this one and good luck at Disney. Second place went to a very good Armed Forces Team, who played great in this one. This team is an All Star team made up of players from the Navy, Air Force, Marines and Army. This team was put together two weeks ago, and they played for the first time in this ASA Major. Congratulations on a great weekend, and good luck to you all. Thank you for guarding our great country, and God Bless you all. Third place went to Aubrey’s/Resmondo/TPS, who just did not play good enough in this one. They really did not hit it like they can, that’s for sure. They got beat by the very good Armed Forces Team. Good luck in Disney.

I want to commend Tony Galloway for running this ASA Major. It would have been very easy to of cancelled this tournament. I believe it was a nice tournament for only three teams. There were some very good games in the pool play and in the double elimination. I also want to commend Bernie and his umpiring staff on a great job done and also the great staff at Sanford Memorial Stadium in keeping this beautiful park in great shape. It’s one of the best in the country by far.