2003 ASA Open Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

2003 held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.


Champion: Shooters/Worth, Orlando, FL (East)
Runner Up: Texas Sportz/Miken, San Antonio, TX (West)


– Women’s Major Class Discontinued and “OPEN” Class was initiated.


Women’s Open Class: Starting in 2003- ASA Reorganized the Women’s Slow Pitch National Classifications – The OPEN Class was started in 2003 — Women’s Slow Pitch OPEN Classification now includes Class-Major, Class-A and Class-B. From 2003-2006, ASA Women’s Open Class Tournament had 2 separate National Championship Tournaments; East Open and West Open. The two winners then met in Oklahoma City in a Best of 5 Series for the Women’s Open National Championship. All America teams were selected at both the East and West National Tournaments, along with MVPs, Batting Champions, etc. In the Best of 5 Final Series, only an MVP was selected.


2003 (at Oklahoma City, OK – East vs West National Championship Final Series)
SCORES: Shooters/Worth 21-11, 16-18, 18-30, 20-7, 26-12 – (3 games to 2)
It took the Shooters and Texas Sportz five games to decide the champion in the Women’s Open division at the Hooters Championship Series. Down 2-1 in the series, the Shooters rallied for big wins in the game four and five to take the Championship Series title. The Shooters blew out Texas Sportz 21-11 in game one and looked as if it would breeze through the series will little effort but things didn’t work quite that way. Kami Marrott went 4-for-4 with a double to pace the Shooters offensively. Texas Sportz managed to hold on for an 18-16 win in game two to even the series at 1-1. Ami Gresham launched a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning to give her squad the lead. Shannon Pigott and Robin Kenowith each drove in two RBI in the game. In game three Texas Sportz drilled the Shooters 30-18 put itself one game away from the title. Texas Sportz scored 13 runs in the first two innings and capped off the game with a 10 run sixth to close out the game. Cindy Trevino went 5-for-5 with three RBI while Gresham contributed with a four hits, two home runs and four RBI. Finishing second just wasn’t an option for the Shooters as they stormed back with a 20-7 win in game four to force the fifth and deciding game. Lisa Lines and Tiffany Daniels each went 4-for-4 while Daniels drove in a game high four RBI. Knotted at 3-3 after two innings, the Shooters began to pull away with a five run third inning. With the game still in doubt entering the seventh, the Shooters exploded for 11 runs in the top of the seventh to prove they are the best in the Women’s Open division. Series MVP Robin Berkowitz went 3-for-3 with a two run home run and two walks. Shooters outscored Texas Sportz in the 5 games 101-78.


  • MVP – Robin Berkowitz, Shooters/Worth (3-3 in final game with HR and 2 Walks)
  • Batting Leader – no info
  • Home Run Leaders – no info

2003 ASA Open Women’s East held at Auburn, Alabama.


Champion: Shooters, Orlando, FL
Runner Up: Armed Forces, Eglin AFB, FL


Shooters defeated Armed Forced 12-1 in the Championship final.


  • East MVP-Jamie Sheriff, Shooters
  • East Batting Leader – Verda Hacker, WET/MMG Miken
  • East Home Run Leaders – Michelle Vance, Shooters – 1
  • East Home Run Leaders – Leslie Boles, WET/MMG Miken – 1

ASA OPEN WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH EAST ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

P – Theresa Hunt, Shooters
C – Patricia Wimsatt, WET/MMG Miken
1B – Jamie Sheriff, Shooters
2B – Jean Heitzman, Armed Forces
3B – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces
SS – Chris Schultz, Made to Order
OF – Diane Hatch, Shooters
OF – Carol Rakich, APPCO Sports/Duke’s Tavern
OF – Jean Tripam, Made to Order
OF – Stacy Robinson, Armed Forces
UT – Lisa Pugh, Made to Order
UT – Verda Hacker, WET/MMG Miken
UT – Gretchen McMullen, Armed Forces
UT – Jen Fox, Max Magees
UT – Ninia Ybarra, Armed Forces

ASA OPEN WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH EAST ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

P – Laurie Doughty, Armed Forces
C – Robin Berkowitz, Shooters
1B – Dawn Scott, APPCO Sports/Duke’s Tavern
2B – Kim Dean, Shooters
3B – Laura Lynn, WET/MMG Miken
SS – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters
OF – Mary Quin, Made to Order
OF – Beth Proffitt, Max Magees
OF – Stephanie Minix, Armed Forces
OF – Lisa Lines, Shooters
UT – Kami Marrott, Shooters
UT – Donna Owens, WET/MMG Miken
UT – Dolores Shank, APPCO Sports/Duke’s Tavern
UT – Chris Wellendorf, Shooters
UT – Jamie Thompson, Armed Forces


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Shooters, Orlando, FL 5-1
2. Armed Forces, Eglin AFB, FL 6-2
3. WET/MMG Miken, Columbia, KY 2-2
4. Made to Order, Skokie, IL 3-2
5t. Nick’s Café, New Cumberland, PA 3-2
5t. JTB/USA Blazers, Phenix City, AL 1-2
7t. Max Magees, Boothwyn, PA 2-2
7t. Appco Sports/Duke’s, Springfield, PA 2-2
9t. Michigan Rage, Delta Township, MI 0-2
9t. Fortin, Westbrooke, ME 0-2
9t. Reamstown AA, Reamstown, PA 0-2
9t. Ness Auto Sales, Lodi, WI 0-2
13. Challengers, Maroa, IL 0-2


2003 ASA Open Women’s West held at Killeen, Texas.


Champion: Texas Sportz/Miken, San Antonio, TX
Runner Up: Ladies First, Los Angeles, CA


Texas Sportz/Miken defeated Ladies First 9-5 in the Championship final.


  • West MVP-Shannon Piggott, Texas Sportz
  • West Batting Leader – Karina Osuna, Ladies First
  • West Home Run Leader -Shannon Piggott, Texas Sportz

ASA OPEN WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH WEST ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P-Tracy Jones, Ladies First
  • C-Sheryl Johnson, Texas Angels
  • 1B-Kristina Ibrom, Texas Angels
  • 2B-Terry Graham, Seattle Hawks
  • 3B-Sunshine Exparza, Ladies First
  • SS-Robin Kenowith, Texas Sportz/Miken
  • OF-Gina Perez, Texas Sportz/Miken
  • OF-Karina Osuna, Ladies First
  • OF-Jennifer Abramson, Ladies First
  • OF-Shari Rider, Seattle Hawks
  • UT-Angie Miller, DeCarlow Homes
  • UT-Dawn Forman, Texas Angels
  • UT-Hortencia Cabreera, Carpet Masters
  • UT-Becky Zalesnik, Texas Sportz/Miken
  • UT-Leonla Fliegel, DeCarlow Homes
  • UT-Shannon Piggott, Texas Sportz/Miken

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Texas Sportz/Miken, San Antonio, TX 6-1
2. Ladies First, Los Angeles, CA 4-2
3. Texas Angels, Highland, TX 4-2
4. Seattle Hawks, Renton, WA 3-2
5t. Decarlow Homes, Ashland, OR 3-2
5t. Carpet Masters, San Antonio, TX 2-2
7t. Drillers, Austin, TX 2-2
7t. Mcclarnon Properties, Nixa, MO 2-2
9t. K-OSS, Fort Hood, TX 1-2
9t. Strike Back, Killeen, TX 1-2
9t. Sports Page, Billings, MT 0-2
9t. Lady Merchants, Wheelock, TX 0-2
13t. Down & Dirty, Killeen, TX 0-2
13t. Velocity, Santa Fe, TX 0-2
13t. Land of Magic/1st Citizens Bank, Butte, MT 0-2

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