1998 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1998 held at Aurora, Colorado.


Champion: Lakerettes, Conneaut Lake, PA
Runner Up: Armed Forces, Williamsburg, VA


Lakerettes went 5-0 to capture the National Title. They defeated The Armed Forces 15-6 in the championship game. They won all five games easily. GAF/Blaze (25-1), Fraley’s Wildcats (6-2), Wakefield Bar & Grill of Mass. (14-2), Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton, OH (20-8). The total run differential was 80-19. The Lakerettes defense was a big factor in the championship. This tournament was set up in a different format combining the (2) Major teams with the (18) Class-A teams and then had a separate All-America team just for the Major Players and then had a First and Second All America team for the combined Major and Class-A players. They also had combined standings and then separate standings for Major and Class-A.


  • MVP – Sue Bupp Ilyes, Lakerettes (Major)
  • Batting Leader – Michelle Harper, Personal Mgmt (Class-A) (9-12) – .750
  • Home Run Leaders – Wanda Graham, Armed Forces (Major) – 5
  • Home Run Leaders – Mandy Van Dyke, Orthopedic Institute (Class-A) – 5

NOTE – MVP and Batting Leaders Combined From Major Class and Class-A Nationals


ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM (Major Players)

  • P – Jennifer Sis Woods, Lakerettes
  • C – Sue Warner, Lakerettes
  • 1B – Sheri Nidiffer, Lakerettes
  • 2B – Sue Bupp Ilyes, Lakerettes
  • 3B – Pamela Smith, Armed Forces
  • SS – Carol Perroz, Lakerettes
  • OF – Jody Trimmer, Lakerettes
  • OF – Vivian Colbert, Armed Forces
  • OF – Bonnie Rodgers, Lakerettes
  • OF – Stephanie Minix, Armed Forces
  • DH – Carmela Williams, Armed Forces
  • UT – Barb Balestrino, Lakerettes
  • UT – Marie Schafer, Lakerettes
  • UT – Marcie May, Armed Forces
  • UT – Teri Andrew, Armed Forces

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM (Major & A Players Combined)

  • P – Melissa Marion, Armed Forces (Major)
  • C – Sue Warner, Lakerettes (Major)
  • 1B – Trish Luiken, Armed Forces (Major)
  • 2B – Sue Bupp Ilyes, Lakerettes (Major)
  • 3B – Pamela Smith, Armed Forces (Major)
  • SS – Carol Perroz, Lakerettes (Major)
  • OF – Bonnie Rodgers, Lakerettes (Major)
  • OF – Wanda Grahem, Armed Forces (Major)
  • OF – Sonia Pez, Lakerettes (Major)
  • OF – Mary Holland, Orthopedic Institute (Class-A)
  • UT – Mandy Van Dyke, Orthopedic Institute (Class-A)
  • UT – Deanna Darrell, Fraley’s Wildcats (Class-A)
  • UT – Chery Trapnell, Armed Forces (Major)
  • UT – Anna DunaHoo, Fraley’s Wildcats (Class-A)
  • UT – Jennifer Sis Woods, Lakerettes (Major)

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM (Major & A Players Combined)

  • P – Lynda Hart, Orthopedic Institute (Class-A)
  • C – Carla Scher, Orthopedic Institute (Class-A)
  • 1B – Jody Eickemeyer, Orthopedic Institute (Class-A)
  • 2B – Donna McLamb, Armed Forces (Major)
  • 3B – Kelli Edwards, Fraley’s Wildcats (Class-A)
  • SS – Jodell Bendickson, Mr. Pizza (Class-A)
  • OF – Diane Bowling, Fraley’s Wildcats (Class-A)
  • OF – Marie Shaffer, Fraley’s Wildcats (Class-A)
  • OF – Sharon Oxley, BK Bar & Grill (Class-A)
  • OF – Cindy Hovet, Mr. Pizza (Class-A)
  • EH – Donna Mills, BK Bar & Grill (Class-A)
  • UT – Amy May, Fraley’s Wildcats (Class-A)
  • UT – Kim Hahner, Lakerettes (Major)
  • UT – Michelle Harper, Personnel Management (Class-A)
  • UT – Melinda Fink, Grim’s Glass (Class-A)

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS THIRD TEAM (Major & A Players Combined)

  • P – Tami Smith, Fraley’s Wildcats (A)
  • C – Barbara Frampton, BK Bar & Grill (A)
  • 1B – Theresa Williams, Grim’s Glass (A)
  • 2B – Jackie Orban, Personnel Management (A)
  • 3B – Michelle Gladfelter, Grim’s Glass (A)
  • SS – Tracy Duest, Orthopedic Institute (A)
  • OF – Vicki Jo Thiesse, Mr. Pizza (A)
  • OF – Angie Gallmeyer, Personnel Management (A)
  • OF – Cindy Gorski, BK Bar & Grill (A)
  • UT – Kelli Eberhand, Personnel Management (A)
  • UT – Angel Floyd, MRC’s Shiva (A)
  • UT – Libby Parish, Total Package (A)
  • UT – Lynda Spinazola, BK Bar & Grill (A)
  • UT – Maureen Vokaty, Mr. Pizza (A)

FINAL STANDINGS (MAJOR)

1. Lakerettes, Conneaut Lake, PA 5-0
2. Armed Forces, Williamsburg, VA 7-2


FINAL STANDINGS (A)

1. Orthopedic Institute of Dayton, Dayton, OH 3-2
2. Fraley’s Wildcats, Lexington, KY 5-2
3. BK Bar & Grill, Wakefield, MA 2-2
4. Mr. Pizza, Rochester, MN 2-2
5t. Grim’s Glass, York, PA 2-2
5t. Personnel Management, Inc., Lagrange, IN 3-2
7t. Al’s Bar & Grill, Evansville, IN 1-2
7t. MRC’s Shiva, San Francisco, CA 2-2
9t. Total Package, Albany, GA 1-2
9t. Don’t Go There, Aurora, CO 2-2
9t. Crowbar Aces, Sioux Falls, SD 1-2
9t. Lady Streamline/Easton, Bloomington, MN 1-2
13t. Miscellaneous, Danville, IL 0-2
13t. Reamstown AA, Reamstown, PA 0-2
13t. Jan-Maid Service, Decatur, IL 1-2
13t. Macken Plumbing/Budweiser, Rochester, MN 0-2
17t. AME Group, Elk River, MN 0-2
17t. GAF/Blaze, Bloomington, MN 0-2

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