2018 ASA Open Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

2018 held in Portland, Oregon at Delta Park.


Champion: Smash-It/Derby Girls/Easton, Kent, WA
Runner Up: USA Armed Forces, Pensacola, FL


Derby Girls lost their very first game 6-5 to SN/Thunder/Respect/EA and then had to come through the losers bracket to win 7 straight games by the combined score of 114-59. They got even with the SN/Thunder squad by eliminating them 6-5 in the losers bracket final. Then they won 1st Final 18-14 as Fiana Finau 4-4, HR and 6 RBIs, Rose Gressley 4-4, Christan Dowling 3-3 and Tara Salcedo 3-5 all had 3 hits. Kasey Castor 4-5 and Jess Kallander 4-4 with 4 RBIs led the Armed Forces. In the final Championship game, it was no contest as the Derby Girls walzted to a 16-1 win. Christan Dowling and Fiana Finau both had Home Runs and combined for 7 RBIs. Kristen Shifflett was 3-3. Val Proulx and Carmen Fowler both had 2 hits as Pitcher Sara Salcedo allowed only 5 hits in the game.


  • MVP – Tara Salcedo, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-29, .621, 9 RBIs, 18 Runs, 4 BBs)
  • Batting Champion – Kristen Shifflett, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-25, 15 RBIs, 8 Runs) – .720
  • HR Champion – Christan Dowling, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-26, .692, 22 RBIs, 16 Runs) – 5

ASA OPEN WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Pitcher- Tara Salcedo, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-29, .621, 9 RBIs, 18 Runs, 4 BBs)
  • Infield- Kasey Castor, All-Armed Forces (10-18, .556, 3 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Infield- Val Proulx, All-Armed Forces (12-19, .632, HR, 12 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Infield- Nikki Mills, All-Armed Forces (11-19, .579, HR, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Infield- Savannah Brown, SN/Thunder/Respect/EA (9-17, .529, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Infield- Dara Toman, SN/Thunder/Respect/EA (8-16, .500, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Outfield- Kasey Loomis, SN/Thunder/Respect/EA (12-20, .600, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Outfield- Jess Kallander, All-Armed Forces (5-9, .556, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Outfield- Nikki Freiberg, All-Armed Forces (6-15, .400, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Outfield- Bri Benesh, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (6-13, .462, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Utility- Jordan Brown, SN/Thunder/Respect/EA (8-15, .533, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Utility- Carmen Fowler, All-Armed Forces (10-15, .667, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs, 4 BBs)
  • Utility- Fiana Finau, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (22-32, .710, 3 HRs, 17 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Utility- Kristen Shifflett, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-25, .720, 15 RBIs, 8 Runs, 4 BBs)
  • Utility- Christan Dowling, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-26, .692, 5 HRs, 22 RBIs, 16 Runs, 5 BBs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Smash-It/Derby Girls/Easton, Kent, WA 7-1
2. USA Armed Forces, Pensacola, FL 3-2
3. SN/Thunder/Respect/EA, Tacoma, WA 3-2
4. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-4, Portland, WA 4-2
5t. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-1, Portland, WA 2-2
5t. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-3, Portland, WA 1-2
7t. DeMarini Tuff, Marysville, WA 1-2
7t. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-6, Portland, WA 1-2
9t. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-5, Portland, WA 1-2
9t. TBD, Charlotte, NC 1-2
9t. West Coast Bloom, Kent, WA 1-2
9t. Home Plate Cafe, Portland, WA 0-2
13. Smash-It Sports/OA Team-2, Portland, WA 0-2

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