1976 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1976 held at Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Champion: Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, Ohio (92-8)
Runner Up: Rubi-Otts, Graham, North Carolina (72-8)


Sorrentos lost their very first game of the tournament to the Jacksonville Raiders, then came back through the loser’s bracket and won 10 straight, beating Rubi-Otts twice, 8-3 and 5-2 in the final championship games. Pitcher Shirley Patterson won all 10 games and had an amazing 1.76 ERA. Sorrentos was led by the hot bat of Sue Malcolm who had 18 hits (.545 average). Martha Kidd, Marsha Replogle Ehler and Vicki Stambaugh also contributed big hits and outstanding defensive plays to lead Sorrento’s.


  • MVP – Marylyn Busse, Rubi-Otts (9-22, .409, 2 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Sue Malcolm, Sorrento’s (18-33, 10 RBI) – .545
  • Home Run Leader – Karen Krause, Warehouse Tapes & Records (5-14, .357) – 2
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher – Shirley Patterson, Sorrento’s (had a 1.76 ERA and led Sorrento’s through the losers bracket after losing their first game and then to the title winning 10 straight games)

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Shirley Patterson, Sorrento’s Pizza
  • P – Judy Hedgecock, Dots
  • C – Linda Ares, Dots
  • C – Martha Kidd, Sorrento’s Pizza
  • 1B – Marsha Replogle Ehler, Sorrento’s
  • 2B – Linda Arford, Spooks
  • 3B – Sue Malcolm, Sorrento’s Pizza
  • SS – Sheryl Chubb, Rubi-Otts
  • OF – Vicki Stambaugh, Sorrento’s Pizza
  • OF – Carol Smith, Dots
  • OF – JoAnn Avedisian, Sessions TV
  • OF – Marilyn Busse, Rubi-Otts
  • UT – Laura Roundtree, Blazers
  • UT – Beverly Shue, Rubi-Otts

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Wanda Thomas, Spirits
  • P – Pam Clark, Rubi-Otts
  • C – Marlen Brice, Gremlins
  • C – Judy Lockhart, Rubi-Otts
  • 1B – Sandy Patton, Dots
  • 2B – Camille Talley, Warehouse Tape & Record
  • 3B – Linda Wiemers, Spirits
  • SS – Sherri Amos, Playmates
  • OF – Nancy Brown, Gremlins
  • OF – Patti Green, Barbelettes
  • OF – Elaine Honig, Gremlins
  • OF – Marlene Gordon, Rubi-Otts
  • UT – Karren Newman, Dots
  • UT – Sue Bupp, York Barbelletes

NOTE: Pat Green, Barbellettes (11-19) – .579 (missed by one at bat at winning the batting crown)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH (10-1)
2. Rubi-Otts, Graham, NC (5-2)
3. Dots, North Miami, FL (5-2)
4. Gremlins, Tampa, FL (5-2)
5t. Blazers, Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
5t. Spooks, Anoka, MN (3-2)
7t. Spirits, Oklahoma City, OK (3-2)
7t. Barbelletes, York, PA (4-2)
9t. Botkins Trophies, Muncie, IN (2-2)
9t. Donnettes, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
9t. Sessions TV, Rhode Island, RI (3-2)
9t. Budweiser, Cookeville, TN (3-2)
13t. Hadisco, Hutchinson, KE (4-2)
13t. BYMC Debs, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
13t. Unpredictables, Las Vegas, NV (1-2)
13t. Playmates, Sacramento, CA (2-2)
17t. Ami-Co Travel, Copiague, NY (2-2)
17t. Progressive Printers, Dayton, OH (1-2)
17t. Warehouse Tapes & Records, Houston, TX (1-2)
17t. Robinettes, Springfield, OH (1-2)
17t. Reeder Sinco GMC, Fort Smith, AR (1-2)
17t. CP Dean, Richmond, VA (1-2)
17t. WFLI, Chattanooga, TN (2-2)
17t. Pavers, Lexington, KY (1-2)
25t. Stars, Rome, GA (0-2)
25t. Spirit of 76, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
25t. Avantis, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. BJs All Stars, Tacoma, WA (0-2)
25t. Auto Parts, Coeur d’Alene, ID (0-2)
25t. Brown’s Tire shop, Manchester, CT (0-2)
25t. Scott Rwuipment, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
25t. Fairway, Blair, NE (0-2)
33t. Fox Valley Lassies, St. Charles, IL (0-2)

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