2006 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2006 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel, Tallahassee, Florida (East)
Runner Up: Armed Forces, Washington D.C. (West)

It was a show down between the 2004 Women’s Open champion and the 2005 Women’s Open champion at the 2006 Hooters Championship Series. Enough Said swept the Armed Forces during the 2004 Women’s Open championship but it was the Armed Forces who swept the Yard Dawgs in 2005 to capture their first championship series. Long Haul/Enough Said took a commanding 2-0 lead in the series on Friday winning their opener 10-2 and finishing the night with a 16-11 victory. It looked as if it might be another blow out in game three as Long Haul took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first inning but the Armed Forces battled back. Solid defense held Long Haul scoreless during the next innings and the Armed Forces managed to score three in the second, two in the fourth and a run in the fifth to tie the game 6-6 in the top of the fifth. Long Haul responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead once again and added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Armed Forces managed to plate only one run in the top of the seventh inning and for the second time they were swept by Enough Said in the Hooters Championship Series. Women’s Open MVP Cara Coughenour came through in a big way in game three going 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI. During the championship series Coughenour was 7-for-11 (.626) with two doubles, a home run and eight RBI. Long Haul/Enough Said finished 66-2 on the season.

Long Haul/Enough Said won all three championships games 10-2, 16-11, 9-7.

  • MVP – Cara Coughenour, Long Haul (7-11, .636, HR, 2 2B, 8 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Cara Coughenour, Long Haul – .636
  • Batting Leader – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces (7-11) – .636
  • Home Run Leader – Cara Coughenour, Long Haul – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Heather Carr, Armed Forces – 1

2006 East held at Augusta, Georgia.

Champion: Long Haul/Enough Said, Tallahassee, Florida
Runner Up: Long Island Tides, East Northport, New York

Long Haul/Enough Said defeated Michigan Rage 32-2 in the first game, then defeated the Long Island Tides in the winners bracket final 23-1. The Tides then eliminated the Rage to get another shot at Long Haul/Enough Said. Once again, they went down to defeat in the championship game 14-2 in this three team tournament.

  • East MVP– not awarded
  • East Batting Leader– Stacie Symonds, Long Haul/Enough Said
  • East Home Run Leader– Stacie Symonds, Long Haul/Enough Said
  • East Home Run Leader– Lynnie France, Long Haul/Enough Said


P – Mary Hoff, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
C – Sirene Johnson, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
1B – Sondra Landry, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
2B – Cara Coughenour, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
3B – Stacie Symonds, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
SS – Nyreka Smith, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
OF – Sherri Lynnie France, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
OF – Beverly Reaves, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
OF – Buffy Arms, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
UT – Cathy Bradley, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel
UT – Meredith Gatlin, Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel


1. Long Haul/Enough Said/Easton/Tanel, Tallahassee, FL (3-0)
2. Long Island Tides, East Northport, NY (1-2)
3. Michigan Rage, Lansing, MI (0-2)

2006 West held at Lancaster, California.

Champion: Armed Forces, USA
Runner Up: Karphone, Hawthorne, CA

The Armed Forces squad eliminated defending champ, Okaki Softball 6-4, then defeated undefeated Karphone in the finals and won a close 8-6 decision. They then scored 10 runs in the top of the 7th inning of the “if” game to defeat Karphone 20-16 to win the West Open Title.

  • West MVP– not awarded
  • West Batting Leader – Heather Carr, Armed Forces
  • West Home Run Leader – Heather Carr, Armed Forces
  • West Home Run Leader – Vivian Colbert, Armed Forces


P – Shannon Eichenseer, Armed Forces
C – Vivian Colbert, Armed Forces
1B – Heather Carr, Armed Forces
2B – Tamara Silvera, Okaki Softball
3B – Elena Song, Karphone
SS – Tammy Baldwin, Armed Forces
OF – Kim Mutaw, No Chit
OF – Kim Roter, Karphone
OF – Shannika Taylor, Armed Forces
OF – Leigh Campbell, Karphone
UT – Trisha Hayes, Okaki Softball
UT – Katrina Garcia, Okaki Softball
UT – Tracy Jones, No Chit
UT – Christy Whitcomb, Karphone
UT – Gina Oliver, Karphone


1. All Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. (6-1)
2. Karphone, Hawthorne, CA (4-2)
3. Okaki Softball Tustin, CA (3-3)
4. No Chit, Huntington Beach, CA (2-3)
5t. Hafta Play, Laguna Hills, CA (1-3)
5t. KMA, San Antonio, TX (0-4)


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