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Photos By BOB OTTO
Take a photo-trip back in time to the 2002 ASA Men’s Class A National Championship Tournament
LANCASTER, CALIF – In an all California final, Team Lyons of Fresno defeated the Maverick Electric Sharks of Stockton to claim the championship of the 2002 Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Men’s Class “A” National Championship at Lancaster, Calif. on Sept. 2, 2002.
Led by Co-Most Valuable Players, Tony Peeples, and Shawn Mandolesi, the Lyons swept through the tournament undefeated with a 5-0 record. Peeples was also selected as the Most Valuable Pitcher, and Mandolesi as the Most Valuable Player, along with the Batting Champion award.
17 teams competed in the tournament from California, Michigan, Oregon, North Dakota, Arizona, Indiana, Washington, and Illinois.
The top five teams were:
1. Lyons, Fresno, CA, 5-0
2. Mavericks Electric Sharks, Stockton, CA, 4-2
3. Andreas-Bernie’s, Homer, MI, 5-2
4. Portland Merchants, Portland, OR, 5-2
5. CR/Adidas, Portland, OR, 2-2
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