Four teams crowned National Champs

Sept. 28, 2014, 4:46 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Four teams raised their respective ASA/USA National Championship trophies in the air this weekend following the adult slow pitch National Championships the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today.  On Friday, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton brought home their second-consecutive Super Slow Pitch National Championship with a thrilling 39-16 (five inning) win over Sonny's, while Compound Athletics/Bubbas took home the Men's Class A title, DIA Water Connection/Dutch Mafia took home the Men's Class D title and Derby Girls won the Women's Open title.

In addition to the Slow Pitch National Championships, the ASA Stadium Power Tour concluded with Team DeMarini sweeping the honors as Chris Larsen was named the world's greatest home run hitter for the second time in his career, crushing 12 out of the park.  Team DeMarini also took home the coveted Manufactures Cup, totaling 23 for the evening.

2014 ASA Stadium Power Tour Finals

Chris Larsen, DeMarini - 12 points

Dale Brungardt, DeMarini - 11 points

Scott Kirby, Easton - 9 points

Kevin Filby, Miken - 9 points

Brian Wegman, Easton - 8 points

*Denny Crine, Miken - 10 points

*Crine was hitting for Manufactures Cup

Manufactures Cup Finals

Team DeMarini - 23 points

Team Miken - 19 points

Team Easton - 17 points

Super Slow Pitch National Championship

Long Haul/H.Auto/Easton 39, Sonny's 16 (five innings)

In a rematch of last year's Super Slow Pitch National Championship Game the result remained the same as Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton kept a hold on the title.  Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton's Brian Wegman forced the "if-game" with a two-run walk off home run to secure the 21-20 win in the Championship Game, and his team came alive at the plate to claim the Championship with a 39-16 (five inning) run-rule victory.

An outstanding effort by Travis Clark hoisted Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton to a 36-19 win in five innings over Sonny's, racking up eight RBI on four hits.  For Sonny's, Bubba Mack hit two home runs, going 3-for-4 in the game with three RBI and three runs scored.

Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton's bats came to life in the first inning, scoring 21 runs off nine home runs.  Their hitters combined for 37 hits, 35 RBI and 36 runs scored, while Sonny's combined for 20 hits, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored.

For his efforts at the plate, Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton's Wegman took home tournament MVP and Batting Champion titles, while Sonny's Bubba Mack and Long Haul/H. Auto/Easton's Dale Brungardt shared the Home Run Champion title.

Men's Class A

Compound Athletics/Bubbas 39, 4 the Fallen/Miken/Evo 9x 18 (four innings)

An outstanding effort by Neil Haglund lifted the Compound Athletics/Bubbas to a 39-18 win in four innings over four the Fallen/Miken/Evo 9X on Sunday afternoon. Haglund was unstoppable at the plate, going 5-for-5 in the game.  Denny Crine led the way for 4 the Fallen/Miken/Evo 9x with a flawless 3-for-3 performance at the plate with three RBI and three runs scored.

Thirty-seven runs in the first three innings helped the Compound Athletics/Bubbas seal the victory in the "if-necessary" game.  

Below is a complete list of individual awards for the Women's Open Division:

First Team All-Americans

Nick Utley - 4 the Fallen

Orlando Castillo - Compound Athletics

Mitch Johnson - All American Athletics

Mike Umscheid - Compound Athletics

Dennis Rulli - Compound Athletics

Nick Santana - All American Athletics

Neil Haglund - Compound Athletics

Nick Sansone - 4 the Fallen

Cory Large - 4 the Fallen

Denny Crine - 4 the Fallen

Kyle Pearson - Front Row Sports

Brett Helmer - Compound Athletics

Kevin Filby - 4 the Fallen

Chris Potts - Front Row Sports

Dale Brungardt - All American Athletics

Travis Clark - Compound Athletics

Batting Champion - Nick Santana (.913)

Home Run Champion - Denny Crine - 11

Tournament MVP - Brad Reckart

Men's Class D

DIA Water Connection/Dutch Mafia 14, Chingon/Monsta Athletics 3 (five innings)

DIA Water Connection/Dutch Mafia jumped out to an early lead on the Chingon/Monsta Athletics and captured a 14-3 victory in Sunday's Championship Game of the Men's Class D.

The game was decided quickly as DIA Water Connection/Dutch Mafia exerted its will early with 11 runs in the first three innings. A two-run home run by Michael Parrish during the first inning and an RBI double by John Brown and a three-run home run by Justin Thayer in the second inning helped DIA Water Connection/Dutch Mafia put some runs on the board early.

John Brown, from DIA Water Connection/Dutch Mafia took home Tournament MVP honors, finishing the weekend with a .600 batting average (6-for-10) with three RBI and six runs scored.

Women's Open

Derby Girls 16, All Armed Forces 6

Despite forcing an "if-game" with a 16-13 win earlier in the day, the All Armed Forces were unable to overcome the powerful Derby Girls squad, who captured the Women's Open National title with a 16-6 (six inning) win Sunday afternoon.

Derby Girls scored five runs in the fifth on an RBI double by Tara Salcedo, a two-run double by Megan Miller, an RBI triple by Dara Toman, and an RBI single by Amy Doerflinger.  The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to seven lead changes in the game.

Derby Girls pulled out the win thanks in part to a strong fourth inning as Doerflinger connected for a three-run triple, scoring Christan Dowling, Marie and Toman. Salcedo had a busy day at the plate, collecting three extra-base hits.

Melessa Graves was solid at the plate for All Armed Forces. Graves went 3-4, drove in one and scored one run. She singled in the first, fourth, and sixth innings.

Tournament MVP Salcedo finished the weekend with a .562 (9-for-16) batting average, seven RBI and five runs scored.

Below is a complete list of individual awards for the Women's Open Division:

First Team All-Americans

Christian Camp - All Armed Forces

Leina Braxton - All Armed Forces

Terri Hodges - All Armed Forces

Kasey Castor - All Armed Forces

Melessa Graves - All Armed Forces

Christan Dowling - Derby Girls

Kat Sherer - Derby Girls

Amy Doerflinger - Derby Girls

Tammy Higginbotham - Derby Girls

Sahara Henson - Lady MVP

Kim Pierce - Derby Girls

Dara Toman - Derby Girls

Schameka White - All Armed Forces

Stephanie Watt - Derby Girls

Megan Miller - Derby Girls

Batting Champion - Christan Dowling

Home Run Champion - Christan Dowling

Tournament MVP - Tara Salcedo

About ASA
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About USA Softball
USA Sof-tball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles as well as claimed seven World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.