1958 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1958 held at Buena Park, California.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (52-5)
Runner Up – Hacienda Rockets, Fresno, California


Bertha Ragan-Tickey started the game pitching for the Brakettes, she was injured in the third inning and 17 year old first basemen, Joan Joyce came into to pitch and finish the game and get the win. In the end, they combined to throw a no hitter against the powerful defending champs. Mary Hartman hit a dramatic inside the park home run in 7th inning that won the championship 1-0for Brakettes. They became the first New England team to ever win an ASA Championship.

Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0 record- 2-0, 1-0, 7 inning no hitter and combined no hitter, 11.2 IP giving up 0 hits). The no hitter Joyce hurled was in her very first ASA National Championship game appearance.

Kay Rich, Fresno Rockets (7-23, .304, 2 RBI, 2 Runs)

Robbie Mulkey, Orange Lionettes (5-21, .238, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)


  • MVP – Bertha Ragan-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (4-0, 3 shutouts, 53 K, 45  IP, gave up 1 run, which was unearned)
  • Batting Leader – Jo Day, Orange Lionettes (7-15, 3 RBI) – .467
  • HR Leader – Mary Hartmen, Brakettes (3-22, .136, 1 RBI, 1 Run) – 1

1958 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Virginia “Ginny” Busick, Hacienda Rockets (5-2, 60 IP, 59 Ks. 0.35 ERA) – Struck out 19 batters in a 4-0 16 inning win.
P – Billie Harris, Phoenix Ramblers (5-2, 51 IP, 26 K, 1 ER)
P – Bertha Ragan Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Micki “Stratton” Macchietto, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Roberta “Robbie” Mulkey, Orange Lionettes
2B – Terry Urrutia, Hacienda Rockets
3B – Jeanne Contel, Hacienda Rockets
SS – Beverly Mulonet, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Audrey Betz, Lancaster IBEW Girls
OF – Tommie Slappey, Hacienda Rockets
OF – Thelma Carlson, Oregon Meadlowlarks
UTIL – Thelma Eisen, Orange Lionettes

1958 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Louise “Chris” Mazzuca, Oregon Meadlowlarks (2-2, 36 IP, 62 Ks, 2 shutouts) pitched the Oregon Meadowlarks to a fifth place finish. She struck out 26 batters in a losing cause (lost 4-0 in 16 innings) against the Fresno Rockets.
P – Marion Fox, Toronto Northview (2-2, 31 IP, 47 K,  no hitter)
P – Dolores Siegfried, Lancaster IBEW Girls (3-2, 47 IP, 30 K, lost first game against Brakettes, then won 3 straight)
C – Dot Wilkinson, Phoenix Ramblers
1B – Gloria May, Fresno Rockets
2B – Mildred Dixon, Phoenix Ramblers
3B – Marie Ottaviano, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Marilyn Sypriano, Fresno Rockets
OF – Joan Kammeyer, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Elaine Harris, Orange Lionettes
OF – Sally Carman, Phoenix Ramblers
UTIL – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes

Honorable Mention: C – Kay Rich, Fresno Rockets, C – Lu Wetzel, Oregon Meadlowlarks, 1B – Audrey McComsey, Lancaster IBEW Girls, SS – Kay Rohrer, Phoenix Ramblers, OF – Annabelle Lockabay, Orange Lionettes.


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Host)
2. Hacienda Rockets, Fresno, CA (5-2) (Defending Champ)
3. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (4-2) (South Pacific Coast)
4. PBSW Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (5-2) (Cactus)
5t. Meadowlarks, Forest Grove, OR (2-2) (Northwestern)
5t. IBEW Girls, Lancaster, PA (3-2) (Central Atlantic)
7t. Northview Construction, Toronto, ON (3-2) (East Canada)
7t. East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI (2-2) (East Central)
9t. El-Car Fences, Denver, CO (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9t. Marauders, Plainfield, NJ (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
9t. St. Louis Blues, St. Louis, MO (1-2) (Western)
9t. Tomboys, Atlanta, GA (1-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Quincy Raiderettes, Quincy, MA (1-2) (North Atlantic)
13t. Minneapolis Comets, Minneapolis, MN (0-2) (Northern)
13t. Al-Lettes, Pine Bluff, AR (0-2) (Southwestern)
13t. R.H. Hall Girls, St. Petersburg, FL (0-2) (Southern)
17t. Houston Blues, Houston, TX (0-2) (Texas)
17t. Sunnyland Lettes, Peoria, IL (0-2) (West Central)
17t. Napa Independants, Napa, CA (0-2) (North Pacific Coast)

NOTES: Meadowlands, Forest Grove, OR went in place of – Northwestern Champ – Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR, who could not attend. West Canada Champ – CUAC Blues, Winnipeg, Manitoba did not attend.

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