2008 ASA Open Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

2008 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: Hawks/Miss Kitty, Des Moines, IA
Runner Up: Armed Forces, Washington, DC

Hawks/Miss Kitty’s, Coming from the loser’s bracket, Hawks/Miss Kitty’s captured the 2008 Women’s Open National Championship in a 6 -5 walk-off decision over the Armed Forces. It was a long day for the winning team as they played five games tallying a 4-1 record. The Hawks forced the “if” game five when they skunked Armed Forces 10-0 in game four. In the final championship win, the Hawks were led by catcher and tournament MVP Sirene Johnson who led the way going 2-for-4 in the final game with three RBI. Armed Forces put up a great fight with four batters each contributing two hits. But they couldn’t hold the lead as Hawks/Miss Kitty’s scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the eventual walk-off win. “This team has a great group of talent, but we just needed to pull together our mental game today,” said tournament MVP Sirene Johnson. “And that we did. We lost to Armed Forces twice and we really needed to combine our mental focus with our physical talent to win this. We changed our defense due to their base hits in the game before and we finally started hitting the ball. Our team never gave up! And we love Oklahoma City!” The home run champion went to Hawks/Miss Kitty’s Ruby Nugent while the batting champion went to extra hitter and head coach of the Hawks/Miss Kitty, Christan Dowling.

  • MVP – Sirene Johnson, Hawks (10-18, .556, 3 RBIs)
  • Batting Leader – Christan Dowling, Hawks (9-15, 9 RBIs, 2 HRs) – .600
  • Home Run Leader – Ruby Nugent, Hawks (9-18, .500, 7 RBIs, 9 Runs) – 3


  • P-Mary Hoff, Hawks/Miss Kitty
  • C-Sirene Johnson, Hawks/Miss Kitty
  • IF-Christan Dowling, Hawks/Miss Kitty
  • IF-Leticia Pacheco, Armed Forces
  • IF-Cara Coughenour, Hawks/Miss Kitty
  • IF-Brandi Jackson, Armed Forces
  • OF-Ruby Nugent, Hawks/Miss Kitty
  • OF-Brittany Shannon, Armed Forces
  • OF-Tracy Dougere, Hawks/Miss Kitty
  • OF-Karrie Warren, Armed Forces
  • UT-Stacie Symonds, Hawks/Miss Kitty
  • UT-Buffy Arms, Hawks/Miss Kitty
  • UT-Laurie Doughty, Armed Forces
  • UT-Amy Schweinfus, Hawks/Miss Kitty
  • UT-Rena Englehardt, Armed Forces


1. Hawks/Miss Kitty, Des Moines, IA 4-1
2. Armed Forces, Washington, DC 1-2
3. Fraley’s/Low Bob’s, Harrodsburg, KY 0-2


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