Category: 1969

1969 Women’s College World Series (DWGS)

1969 held at Moeller Field in Fremont and Boyd Field in Omaha, Nebraska on May 16-18.

Champion – John F. Kennedy College Patriettes
Runner Up – Illinois State Redbirds

The first Women’s College World Series of softball was conducted in 1969. It was organized by the Omaha Softball Association and recognized by the Division for Girls’ and Women’s Sports (DGWS) as a championship tournament. Softball teams from nine colleges met on May 16–18 in Omaha and Fremont, Nebraska.

Far Eastern University from Manila, Philippines encountered a aircraft issues and forced their plane to reroute to Tokyo and would miss the tournament.

The first day of games was rained out, causing the 16 games to be played in two days. Connie Claussen, the chair of the physical education department at the University of Nebraska–Omaha, was a driving force in organizing and directing that first tournament, as well as the next ten while the series was held in Omaha.

The John F. Kennedy College Patriettes won the first college softball championship by winning all five of their games, defeating Illinois State in the final, 2–0. Patriettes pitcher Judy Lloyd was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. Curiously John F. Kennedy College no longer is in existence. They would win the first three WCWS.

  • MVP – Judy Lloyd, John F. Kennedy College (4-0, 1 hit shutout in the final)
  • Batting Leader – Kay Sharr, John F. Kennedy College (9-18, .500)
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Outstanding Coach – Carmen Imel, Illinois State


Marilyn Mosier, Illinois State
Tudy Schmied, Illinois State
Dot Melvin, Illinois State
Karen Roppa, Illinois State
Cathy Buell, John F. Kennedy
Kay Sharr, John F. Kennedy
Judy Lloyd, John F. Kennedy
Cindy Thompson, John F. Kennedy
Mary Shaffer, Southwest Missouri State
Dayna Aust, Southwest Missouri State
Gaylynn Ecton, Colorado State
Kay McDaniel, Colorado State
Betty McGee, St. Petersburg Junior College
Diane Davidson, St. Petersburg Junior College


1. John F. Kennedy College Patriettes (5-0)
2. Illinois State Redbirds (4-2)
3. Southwest Missouri State Bears (2-2)
4. Colorado State Rams (2-2)
5t. St. Petersburg Junior College Lady Titans (1-2)
5t. Black Hills State Yellow Jackets (1-2)
7. Kearney State Lopers (1-2)
8t. Creighton Blue Jays (0-2)
8t. Nebraska-Omaha Maverettes (0-2)


  1. John F. Kennedy 19 Black Hills State 0
  2. John F. Kennedy 3 Illinois State 2
  3. St. Petersburg JC 9 Kearney State 7
  4. Southwest Missouri State 11 Nebraska-Omaha 0
  5. Colorado State 12 Creighton 3
  6. Kearney State 8 Creighton 5 (Creighton eliminated)
  7. Illinois State 12 Kearney State 1 (Kearney State eliminated)
  8. Black Hills State 8 Nebraska-Omaha 4 (Nebraska-Omaha eliminated)
  9. John F. Kennedy 6 St. Petersburg JC 2
  10. Southwest Missouri State 14 Colorado State 2
  11. Illinois State 2 St. Petersburg JC 0 (St. Petersburg JC eliminated)
  12. Colorado State 10 Black Hills State 0 (Black Hills State eliminated)
  13. John F. Kennedy 9 Southwest Missouri State 0
  14. Illinois State 4 Colorado State 0 (Colorado State eliminated)
  15. Illinois State 5 Southwest Missouri State 0 (Southwest Missouri State eliminated)
  16. John F. Kennedy 2 Illinois State 0 (Illinois State eliminated)

1969 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1969 held at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Champion: Converse Dots, Hialeah, Florida
Runner Up: Satellite Beach Comets, Satellite Beach, Florida

After The Comets came through the losers bracket and beat the Dots 9-8, this set the stage for the winner take all final championship game. The Dots Scored 3 runs in top of 13th to win the final game 6-3. MVP Nancy Oldham of Satellite Beach set a record by being named to the ASA all-tournament team for the 5th straight year. Oldham’s defense at Shortstop combined with her clutch hitting made her an easy choice for MVP. Judy Hedgecock pitched all eight games for the Dots (7-1) to get them the championship.

  • MVP – Nancy Oldham, Satellite Beach Comets (17-34, .500, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Wanda Evans, Escue Pontiac (8-23, .348, 11 RBI, 8 Runs) – 4
  • Batting Leader – Kay Smith, One-Eyed Jacks (9-15, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 Runs) -.600
  • Batting Leader – Emma Pope, Bill’s Restaurant (9-15, 6 RBI, 3 Runs) -.600


P – Judy Hedgecock, Satellite Beach Comets (14-32, .438, 1 HR, 12 RBIs)
C – Erma Richardson, Escue Pontiac (7-19, .368, 2 RBIs)
C – Margaret Humphrey, Satellite Beach Comets
1B – Karen McGrath, Satellite Beach Comets (13-30, 2 RBIs, .433)
SS – Nancy Oldham, Satellite Beach Comets
OF – Donna Wolfe, Escue Pontiac (9-24, .375, 2 RBIs, 5 Runs)
OF – Charlene Larrick, Carter’s Rebels
OF – Sandy Hamilton, Converse Dots (12-27, .444 3 RBIs)
UTIL – Karen Vickers, Satellite Beach Comets (12-36, .333, 7 Runs)
UTIL – Betty Raddick, Carter’s Rebels
UTIL – Fran Howell, Satellite Beach Comets (12-28, .429, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
UTIL – Sharon Harris, Satellite Beach Comets (10-27, .370, 1 RBI)
UTIL – S.Jones, Cox Shell Service


Jenny Johnson (SS), Escue Pontiac (10-24, .458, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 11 Runs)
Wanda Evans, Escue Pontiac (8-23, .348, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 8 Runs)
Kay Smith, One-Eyed Jacks (9-15, .600, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 Runs)
Emma Pope, Bill’s Restaurant (9-15, .600, 6 RBI, 3 Runs)


1. Converse Dots, Hialeah, FL (7-1)
2. Satellite Beach Comets, Satellite Beach, FL (7-2)
3. Escue Pontiac, Cincinnati, OH (6-2)
4. Carter’s Rebels, Jacksonville, FL (5-2)
5. One-Eyed Jacks, Little Rock, AR (5-2)
6. Glen Manufacturing, Columbus, MS (4-2)
7t. Fansler Tires, Garden City, KS (4-2)
7t. Soul Sisters, Detroit, MI (4-2)
9t. Metro Buicks, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
9t. Robinettes, Springfield, OH (4-2)
9t. Mavericks, Lexington, KY (3-2)
9t. Backers, Butler, WA (3-2)
13t. Cox Sell, Macon, GA (3-2)
13t. Blue Notes, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
13t. Haas-Davis, Mobile, AL (3-2)
13t. Grace Rebels, Atlanta, GA (3-2)
17t. Bill’s Restaurant, Virginia Beach, VA (3-2)
17t. Royals, Knoxville, TN (2-2)
17t. Elmer’s Dog House, Aurora, IL (2-2)
17t. Zukies, Indianapolis, IN (2-2)
17t. Scotties, Richmond, VA (1-2)
17t. Park Pontiac, Charleston, WV (1-2)
17t. Draft Builders, Waynesboro, VA (1-2)
17t. Ridge Maintenance, Cleveland OH (1-2)
25t. Rebels Drive-Inn, Chattanooga, TN (1-2)
25t. Potproff Standard, Columbus, IN (1-2)
25t. P.A.L., Lynn, MA (1-2)
25t. Oak Creek, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
25t. Jennings Red Coat Inn, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
25t. Henrietto, Rochester, NY (1-2)
25t. Huntington YMCA, Long Island, NY (1-2)
25t. Cardinals, Thomasville, NC (1-2)
33t. Oregons, Toledo, OH (1-2)
33t. Devilettes, Jacksonville, KY (1-2)
33t. Kings, STratford, CT (1-2)
33t. Tinkerettes, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
33t. Mr. Arthurs, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
33t. Holy Cross, Santo Cruz, NM (0-2)
33t. Westvaca, Charleston, SC (0-2)
33t. Lucky Lager, Butte, MT (0-2)
33t. St. Anthony Parks, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
33t. Carpenter Furniture, Santa Rosa, CA (0-2)
33t. Rainbows, Rutland, VA (0-2)
33t. Elk Grove, Sacramento, CA (0-2)
33t. Schrieber, Granite City, IL (0-2)
33t. Sparks, Sprader, LA (0-2)
33t. Monroe Royals, Monroe, MI (0-2)