1981 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1981 held at Austin, Minnesota.


Champion: Tifton Tomboys, Tifton, GA
Runner Up: Spooks, Anoka, MN


After winning four ASA Youth National Championships, the Tifton Tomboys moved up to the Women’s Major Division and proceeded to go undefeated (6-0) to capture the Championship. The Tomboys defeated the Spooks 5-2 in the title game. Darby Cottle made some incredible defensive plays from her shortstop position and also had a run scoring double in the third inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the Tomboys the lead for good.


  • MVP – Darby Cottle, Tifton Tomboys (also named USA Amateur Athlete of the Year for Women’s Slow Pitch)
  • Batting Leader – Debbie Bregler, PDS Sunshriners (10-19) – .526 ?
  • Home Run Leader – Leann Harrell, Tifton Tomboys – 3

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Gayle Dowler, Tifton Tomboys
  • P – Nancy Garbett, Spooks
  • C – Terry Lancaster, Tifton Tomboys
  • C – Kate Yerick, JAE Awards
  • 1B – Debbie Bregler, PDS Sunshiners
  • 2B – Janice Crumpley, O’Byrne Electric
  • 3B – Shelly Johnson, Spooks
  • SS – Darby Cottle, Tifton Tomboys
  • OF – Linda Garbett, Spooks
  • OF – Cindy Gross, York Barbellettes
  • OF – Sue Manaham, Stompers
  • OF – Charlotte Cates, Tifton Tomboys
  • UT – Carol Bemis, Spooks
  • UT – Anita Epperly, Sorrento’s Pizza

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Patty Gliniani, Spooks
  • P – Cricket Olafson, PDS Sunshiners
  • C – Venus Ross, PDS Sunshiners
  • C – Brenda White, GB Wilcher
  • 1B – Barbara Nick, Agora DBA
  • 2B – Kelly Tillman, Tifton Tomboys
  • 3B – Kathy Stilwell, PDS Sunshiners
  • SS – Judy Knight, Spooks
  • OF – Teresa Held, Spooks
  • OF – Sandy Karlsson, JAE Awards
  • OF – Barbara Murray, Tifton Tomboys
  • OF – Martha Kidd, Sorrento’s Pizza
  • UT – Francis Kiski, Getz
  • UT – Paula Fay, Fraley’s Wildcats

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Tifton Tomboys, Tifton, GA
2. Spooks, Anoka, MN
3. Jacksonville Sunshiners, Jacksonville, FL
4. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH

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