Two Top-Performing Teams Secure World Championships

The recent SSUSA World Championships held in Las Vegas during September witnessed two remarkable teams triumph and bring home championship trophies.

Olde Dawgs, Led by Steven Koontz, Seize Victory in the 70AA Division

In an exhilarating turn of events, Steven Koontz guided the Olde Dawgs to a spectacular victory in the 70AA division. With an extraordinary comeback that saw them score eight runs in an open inning, including four impressive in-the-park home runs the last being a championship winner by Rick Roman (tournament MVP), the Olde Dawgs displayed exceptional determination and skill. Looking ahead to 2024, they are gearing up to compete at the AAA level.

Outstanding All-Tournament Selections: The tournament recognized and honored standout performers – Roger Penticoff, Ed Arroyo, Steve Koontz, Gary Mueller, and Gary Bloch.


Red Simmons and the Blue Angels Secure Another Championship in the 85+ Major Category

In the 85+ Major category, Red Simmons led the Blue Angels to yet another championship. Their victory was nothing short of thrilling, with a hard-fought win over Center for Sight, a formidable team from Florida. Remarkably, this marks Red Simmons’ eighth world championship in the last two decades, an impressive achievement as both a player and a manager.

Outstanding All-Tournament Selections: The tournament’s stellar performers included Gary Adams, Al Grefsheim, Rico Coronado, Bob McCormick, and Ronnie Guest.

Congratulations to both the Olde Dawgs and the Blue Angels for their exceptional achievements and for showcasing the true spirit of championship-level play at the SSUSA World Championships.”