2005 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2005 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: Armed Forces, San Antonio, Texas (West)
Runner Up: Yard Dawgs, Calhoun, Georgia (East)

Armed Forces won all three of the championship series games 16-2, 14-8, 9-5.

What a difference a year makes. Last year the Armed Forces women’s team went 1-3 in the Hooters Championship Series.

This year it walked away with the Women’s Open national title after sweeping the Yard Dawgs of Calhoun, Ga. Saturday at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Armed Forces won three consecutive games including the title game Saturday afternoon, 9-5, led by shortstop and series MVP Tammy Baldwin. A sergeant in the Army, Baldwin went 2-for-4 Saturday and finished the championship with an impressive .750 batting average. She had nine hits and four of them went four extra bases with three doubles and a home run. She brought home six runners and had an RBI in the third and deciding game. The Armed Forces finished with a team batting average of .509. The Armed Forces won the first title for the West in the Women’s Open, sweeping the Yard Dawgs and outscoring them 39-15. Armed Forces Tammy Baldwin was on fire the whole series as she started off in the first game with three hits (two of them doubles) and three RBIs in the 16-2 opening game win. Her bases loaded triple ignited the Armed Forces team to a 14-8 victory in the second game. Pitcher Laurie Doughty held the Yard Dawgs once again and went 3-3. She finished 3-0 Pitching and batted .625. Tammy Baldwin, Cheryl Trapnell, Shannon Eichenseer and Niki Dunn all had a pair of hits apiece. Third baseman Stephanie Johnson and Carol Pearson led the Yard Dawgs with three hits in as many at-bats including a pair of RBI singles.

  • MVP – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces (9-12, .750, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 2B)
  • Batting Leader – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces – .750
  • Home Run Leader – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces – 1

2005 East held at Gadsden, Alabama.

Champion: Yard Dawgs, Calhoun, Georgia
Runner Up: Long Island Tides, East Northport, New York

  • East MVP– not awarded
  • East Batting Leader – N/A
  • East Home Run Leader – N/A


P – Diane Kurant, West Michigan Stray Cats
C – Jean-Marie Hudcock, Long Island Tides
1B – Tricia Lipareli, Long Island Tides
2B – Lisa Redder, Long Island Tides
3B – Lisa Stellato, Long Island Tides
SS – Gretchen Gruber, Yard Dawgs
OF – Jody Trimmer, Long Island Tides
OF – Bonnie Rodgers, Long Island Tides
OF – Rhonda Varnesdeel, West Michigan Stray Cats
OF – Stacy Stanfield, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Rachel Hyatt, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Amanda Corley, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Christy Jameson, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Dana Wilhite, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Jennifer “Sis” Woods, Long Island Tides


P – Dena Stacks, Yard Dawgs
C – Kari Clifford, West Michigan Stray Cats
1B – Tara Lehnertz, West Michigan Stray Cats
2B – Nicole Merchant, West Michigan Stray Cats
3B – Renee Bolitho, West Michigan Stray Cats
SS – Carol Perroz, Long Island Tides
OF – Christine Bell, Long Island Tides
OF – Tammy Luneburg, Long Island Tides
OF – Lisa Lines, Shooters
OF – Diane Hatch, Shooters
UTIL – Jodie Howe, West Michigan Stray Cats
UTIL – Angie Huff, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Rhonda Graham, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Carol Pearson, Yard Dawgs
UTIL – Tiffany Daniels, Shooters


1. Yard Dawgs, Calhoun, GA (3-0)
2. Long Island Tides, East Northport, NY (3-2)
3. West Michigan Stray Cats, Lowell, MI (2-2)
4. Shooters, Orlando, FL (0-2)
5. Traders, Collierville, TN (0-2)

2005 West held at Waxahachie, Texas.

Champion: Okaki, Santa Ana, California
Runner Up: Lady Blue Jays, San Antonio, Texas

The women of Team OKAKI (Santa Ana, Calif.) were victorious over the Labor Day weekend to claim the ASA Women’s West Open Slow Pitch National Championship. Unfortunately due to prior commitments they are unable to continue on to battle their counterparts from the East during the Hooters Championship Series in Oklahoma City. Okaki won the final 2 championship games over the Lady Blue Jays 19-14 and 7-3 and finished 6-1, outscoring their opponents 89-44. Lady Blue Jays could make the trip to the National Championship Series, so the Armed Forces (USA) who finished third will represent the West.

  • MVP – Tamara Silvera, Okaki
  • Batting Leader – Lisa King, Lady Blue Jays
  • Home Run Leader – Nicole Friola, Okaki


P – Katrina Garcia, Okaki
C – Jamie Thompson, Armed Forces
1B – Mya McCrae Truelove, Lady Blue Jays
2B – Tamara Silvera, Okaki
3B – Jackie Dixon, Armed Forces
SS – Gina Perez, Lady Blue Jays
OF – Alma Dorado, Ladies First
OF – Christie Dammer, Okaki
OF – Lisa King, Lady Blue Jays
OF – Zeena Rossi, Lady Blue Jays
UTIL – UI Bal, Ladies First
UTIL – Karrie Warren, Armed Forces
UTIL – Janet Miyahara, Okaki
UTIL – Karla Martinez, Okaki
UTIL – Kat Sherer, Ladies First


1. Okaki, Santa Ana, CA (6-1)
2. Lady Blue Jays, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
3. Armed Forces, Peterson AFB, CO (4-2)
4. Ladies First, Los Angeles, CA (3-2)
5t. YaYa, Carrollton, TX (1-2)
5t. RIL, College Station, TX (2-2)
7t. Karphone, Los Angeles, CA (1-2)
7t. Hosea’s Angels, Waco, TX (0-2)
9t. Macken Plumbing, Rochester, MN (0-2)
9t. My Attitude, Waxahachie, TX (0-2)


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