2020 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2020 held at Drakes Creek Park, in Hendersonville, Tennessee on August 22-23.


Champion – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton, Kent, Washington
Runner Up – Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos, Lexington, Kentucky


  • MVP – Christan Dowling, Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton
  • HR Champion – Melinda Leday, Backman/Team 24 – 2
  • HR Champion – Fina Finau, Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton – 2
  • HR Champion – Megan Baltzell, Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton – 2
  • Batting Champion – Christan Dowling, Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton – .750

The competition was fierce as a pair of one-run ballgames fed into the Championship Game, but the bats of Smash it Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton  were a force to be reckoned with as the offense erupted for a 17-1 win over Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos in the title game. Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos ultimately battled out of the semifinal game to earn a rematch with Smash It Sports after the two teams had met less than 24 hours ago in the winner’s bracket final.

Backman/Team 24 started the day with an 11-10, extra-innings win over Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger. It was a back-and-forth contest between the two squads with a three-run outing by Lady SNI in their final at-bat forcing the game into extra innings, but an RBI single to right field from Stephanie Call gave Backman the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.

The semifinal contest saw a similar result, as nearly every batter in the contest between Low Bobs and Backman recorded a hit. Ultimately, it was Low Bobs who snuck away with the 11-10 win after Terri Ross hit a sac fly to center and Annie Rardin also drove in a run with a sac fly. Down by two runs, Backman plated one run in their final at-bat with two outs, but that was all the offense the home team could muster.

That brought the Championship Game to close out the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship, and Smash It Sports delivered by cruising to a 17-1 (six innings) win over Low Bobs. The squad absolutely smashed the ball, combining for 24 hits in the win with Megan Baltzell and Kami Marrott leading the team with three RBI apiece. Both Baltzell and Christan Dowling each collected a home run in the win with Fiana Finau sending two out of the park.

Finau collected 10 RBI throughout to lead her team at the plate while Baltzell’s two home runs led Smash it Sports and tied the tournament leader board.


ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Pitcher – Jessica Ford – Dirty Sports/Trojans/CS/Thunder
  • Infield – Stephanie Call – Backman/Team 24
  • Infield – Megan Baltzell – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton
  • Infield – Fina Finau – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton
  • Infield – Kami Marrott – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton
  • Infield – Gina Mengwasser – Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos
  • Outfield – Kara Oberer – Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger
  • Outfield – Ty Abdo – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton
  • Outfield – Erin Gilland – Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos
  • Outfield – Tiffany Shaw – Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos
  • Utility – Kylee Studioso – Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger
  • Utility – Melinda Leday – Backman/Team 24
  • Utility – Valisha Fincher – Backman/Team 24
  • Utility – Christan Dowling – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton
  • Utility – Terri Ross – Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton, Kent, WA (5-0)
2. Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos, Lexington, KY (4-2)
3. Backman/Team 24, Apollo Beach, FL (5-2)
4. Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger, Altamonte Springs, FL (3-2)
5t. Dirty Sports/Trojans/CS/Thunder, Shoreline, WA (2-2)
5t. BSC Dynasty, Tallahassee, FL (3-2)
7t. TDB/A-1Glass/MAL/Easton, Harmony, FL (2-2)
7t. SNC/DBbrand, York, PA (3-2)
9t. On Point, Grimes, IA (1-2)
9t. Karma, Covington, GA (1-2)
9t. Lady Mojo Reloaded, Louisa, VA (2-2)
9t. HTHF/High Octane, Mint Hill, NC (2-2)
13t. Traders Reloaded Klutch, Colliersville, TN (1-2)
13t. Bellys/HDLNS/Durbin Bowl, West Harrison, IN (0-2)
13t. Team 615, Murfreesboro, TN (0-2)
13t. SFK/ASP/A&S Constructors, Saratoga, CA (0-2)
17t. LaFamiglia/Easton/Riot, Bethel Park, PA (0-2)
17t. Level Up, Eufaula, AL (0-2)


STATISTICS – https://gc.com/tmt/summer-2020/2020-usa-softball-womens-open-slow-pitch-national-championship-5ee3e7bc8b4a5e4c94bbdeaf

Player Team OBP HR RBI SLG
Christan Dowling Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton .750 1 9 1.200
Kylee Studioso Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger .733 0 3 .929
Stephanie Call Backman/Team 24 .720 0 9 .750
Kara Oberer Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger .706 0 2 .786
Megan Baltzell Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton .706 2 7 1.188
Melinda Leday Backman/Team 24 .700 2 15 1.176
Sheique Brass BSC DYNASTY .667 0 5 1.000
Danielle Nadeau HTHF/High Octane .667 0 2 .733
Dani Wayt Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger .667 0 7 .765
Aimee Halpin Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger .667 0 6 .889
Gina Mengwasser Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos .667 0 8 .706
Alex Acosta Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger .647 0 6 .692
Delicia Brown SNC/DBbrand .647 0 4 .857
Shelby Engles Lady SNI/OA Labs/DeMarini/Louisville Slugger .632 0 9 .722
Valisha Fincher Backman/Team 24 .615 1 6 .960
Fiana Finau Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton .611 1 10 1.063
Carmen Fowler SNC/DBbrand .611 0 4 .875
Jessica Beaver Dirty Sports/Trojans/CS/Thunder .600 0 4 .733
Victoria Toplikar Dirty Sports/Trojans/CS/Thunder .600 0 6 .733
Jen Hastings SNC/DBbrand .600 0 4 .571

Champion – Smash it Sports/Derby Girls/Sonnys/STG/Easton

Runner Up – Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos

 

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