1998 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1998 held at Decatur, Illinois.

Champion – California Commotion, Woodland Hills, California
Runner Up – Redding Rebels, Redding, CA

Lisa Fernandez of California Commotion came in first inning of 2-1 championship, 8 Ks, and also had an RBI, she defeated Redding’s Michelle Smith to win the championship. Fernandez (4-0) in the tournament came in relief of Lori Harrigan.

Brakettes came to the National undefeated (49-0 record), went (1-2) and finished 50-2 on the year. Behind the strong arm of Danielle Henderson, who pitched a 7-0 perfect game with 16 strikeouts in the Brakettes first game, only to lose two straight right after that.

  • MVP – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Danielle Cox, Decatur Twister – .688
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Sheila Douty, California Commotion


P – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion (4-0, 2 shutouts, 1 was a no hitter)
P – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels (2-2, 1 save, threw a perfect game)
P – Trinity Johnson, California Players (4-2 with 3 no-hitters)
C – Nicole Victoria, California Commotion
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, California Commotion
2B – Julie Smith, Redding Rebels
3B – Kim Maher, Redding Rebels
SS – Dot Richardson, California Commotion
OF – Becky Witt, California Players
OF – Laura Berg, California Players
OF – Christie Ambrosi, Bloomington Lady Hearts
OF – Danielle Cox, Decatur Twister (11-16, .688, 5 runs scored) .688 broke 32 year old record of .632 set in 1975 by Diane Kalliam.
DP – Randi Berg, California Players
UTIL – Teri Klement, Redding Rebels
UTIL – Sara Pickering, California Commotion


P – Lori Harrigan, California Commotion (2-0)
P – Amanda Freed, Redding Rebels (3-0)
P – Courtney Dale, Decatur Twister
C – Michelle Gromacki, Redding Rebels
1B – Ronnie Marmitt, Michigan Cruise
2B – Selina Finck, Decatur Twister
3B – Missy Nowak, Decatur Twister
SS – Amy Pera, Decatur Twister
OF – Leah O’Brien, California Players
OF – Khara Good, Decatur Twister
OF – Barbara Jordan, Redding Rebels
OF – Holly Aprile, Decatur Twister
DH – Michelle Venturella, California Players
UTIL – Monica Triner, Sarasota Sugar Canes
UTIL – Nancy Evans, California Players (2-0)


P – Susie Parra, Riverside Hurricanes (3-1)
P – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Firestorm (pitched every inning but 2 in the tournament and was 4-2 with 2 shutouts and a 1-hitter)
P – Gina Ugo, Michigan Cruise
C – Suzy Brazney, California Jazz
1B – Traci Conrad, Decatur Twister
2B – Chrissy Buck, California Jazz
3B – Nina Lindenberg, California Jazz
SS – Jennifer McFalls, Redding Rebels
OF – Amy Doyle, Memphis Saints
OF – Mindy Bond, California Jazz
OF – Jenny Condon, California Commotion
OF – Brooke Boyer, Phoenix Firestorm
DH – Leticia Pineda, California Commotion
UTIL – Sara Kahler, Phoenix Firestorm
UTIL – Jennifer Brundage, California Commotion


1. California Commotion, Woodland Hills, CA (6-0)
2. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA (5-2)
3. California Players, Cypress, CA (5-2)
4. Decatur Twister, Decatur, IL (4-2)
5t. California Jazz, Bellflower, CA (3-2)
5t. Phoenix Firestorm, Phoenix, AZ (4-2)
7t. Sarasota Sugar Canes, Sarasota, FL (3-2)
7t. Riverside Hurricanes, Riverside, CA (3-2)
9t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (2-2)
9t. Memphis Saints, Memphis, TN (2-2)
9t. Jammers, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
9t. Brakettes, Stratford, CT (1-2)
13t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (2-2)
13t. Breakers, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
13t. Elite Force, Palos Hills, IL (1-2)
13t. Pekinlettes, Pekin, IL (1-2)
17t. Decatur Scorpions, Decatur, IL (0-2)
17t. Celina Sun, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Landolls Flames, Ashland, OH (0-2)
17t. Topton VIP’s, Topton, PA (0-2)
17t. St. Louis Surge, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
17t. Starpath, Dyer, IN (0-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (0-2)
17t. Team Texas, Houston, TX (0-2)

L-R, top row- GM Bob Baird, Manager John Stratton, Jenn Huyett, Kristine MacLean, Donna McLean, Nicole Faessler, Danielle Henderson, Debra Larson, “Frankie” Spruce, Jen Goodwin, Jackie Catanese, Scorer Jeff Ellis, Coach Patti Fernandes. Bottom row- Jessica Yanosy, Michelle Gates, Jen Smith, Keri McCallum, Dana Bennett, Alicia Smith.


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