ASA Major World Series

New Construction wins the ASA Major World Series this past weekend as they beat a very good K&G/Mercer’s/TPS team to capture the Championship. Roger New has now made it two Major Championships in two decades. He won in 1990 and now 2001. Nobody has ever accomplished this before in the ASA Majors. Roger who has been in softball since 1973, has made some very good softball teams over the years and I’m very happy for Roger and his team. Roger told me that Vern Hensley, Bryan Goins, Randy Lucas and his whole ball team contributed to this win. Roger also said we had a very up and down season, but finally put it together this weekend and got the win in this good field of teams. K&G had another good weekend as they got the runner-up spot. K& G’s Rich Baker was named the tournament MVP. Baker is without a doubt one of the top prospects in the game. He has all the tools and with the game being played on bigger fields he’s an excellent outfielder and can also hit for average. Budweiser/Summerlin/I-team Travel/Mastergraphic/Easton, who has found the going rough in the two AA Worlds they have played so far, finished in third place. I believe that playing in the AA with the home run restrictions it hurts teams like Budweiser & Povs. They may be too strong at that level. Finishing in fourth place was Pov’s/WalserChevy/Reebok/TPS who continues to struggle in AA World’s this season. Now for the critics who were complaining about the way the bracket was made, I don’t believe that was the proper way either, but the ASA does it, so be it. I can only say that you have to beat everyone you play to win. There’s only one AA World left and that is the USSSA AA in Shawnee, Kansas and Budweiser & Pov’s will have to pick it up if they want to win one this season.

01. New Construction, 5-0
02. K&G/Mercer, 4-2
03. Budweiser, 3-2
04. Pov’s, 4-2
05. Strike Zone, 3-2
05. Houston Merchants, 2-2
07. Sledgehammers, 1-2
07. Armed Forces, 2-2
09. Helton, 0-2
09. Jackie’s Outlaws, 1-2
09. Sheppard Senators, 1-2
09. Skipworth Plumbing, 0-2
13. Lawton/Altus, 0-2
13. Magnum Outlaws, 0-2

MVP – Rick Baker, K&G/Mercer

All American – 1st Team
1B-Jerald Smith, Budweiser
2B-Otis Barnes, New Construction
3B-Vern Hensley, New Construction
SS-Dennis Buis, K&G/Mercer
OF-Alex Lavorico, Pov’s
OF-Rick Baker, K&G/Mercer
OF-Kevin Breckinridge, New Construction
OF-Rick Meyer, K&G/Mercer
UT-Bob Fisher, Pov’s
UT-Scott King, Pov’s
UT-Judson Jackson, Budweiser
UT-Monty McCory, K&G/Mercer
UT-Mo Moss, New Construction
C -Brian Goins, New Construction
P -Larry Huff, K&G/Mercer

All American – 2nd Team
1B-Mike Steffe, K&G/Mercer
2B-Brian Garrett, K&G/Mercer
3B- (name missing)
SS-Richie Alliotti, Pov’s
OF-Fred Johnson, Strike Zone
OF-James Dovzak, Houston Merchants
OF-Tony Henry, New Construction
OF-Larry Wert, K&G/Mercer
UT-Todd Tapper, Armed Forces
UT-Brad Hurst, Armed Forces
UT-Will O’Neal, Strike Zone
UT-Jason Sterling, New Construction
UT-Rodney Falls, New Construction
C -Keith Brockman, Budweiser
P -Randy Lucas, New Construction

Thanks to Brenda Graham of the Lawton P&R for getting this information to us.