Category: 1973

1973 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1973 held at Seattle, Washington.

Champion – Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, Florida
Runner Up – LeBlanc Barons, Sunnyvale, California

Ray Truluck of the Bombers hit a 2-run homer in the 4th inning to give winning Pitcher Bobby Quinn all the support he would need as the Bombers cruised to a 4-1 victory to win the Championship. The Barons defeated Clearwater earlier to force the final championship. The home run chased starter Guy French and brought on Rich Hull to pitch for Sunnyvale. Hull defeated the Bombers in the first final.

Bombers Pitchers Bobby Quinn  (3-0, shutout, won championship 4-1 with a 4-hitter) and Joe Lynch (2-1, shutout).

Glen Beamon of LeBlanc tied a tournament record with 11 hits (11-30, .367).

Ken Williams, Scenic Gaslight (3-0).

  • MVP – Bob McClish, Gaslight Reality (9-20, .450, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Terry Muck, Whitaker Buick (7-15, 3 Runs) – .467
  • Home Run Leader – Bob McClish, Scenic Gaslight – 5 (he hit 3 in one game)
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – N/A, not awarded or no mention of it – (Bobby Quinn, Clearwater Bombers 3-0)


P – Bobby Quinn, Clearwater Bombers
P – Guy French, LeBlanc Barons
P – Bill McNelis, Little Brauhaus
C – Dick Paparo, Clearwater Bombers
C – Bill Leffler, LeBlanc Barons
1B – Bob McClish, Scenic Gaslight
2B – Tommy Moore, Clearwater Bombers
3B – Don O’Connor, Whitaker Buick
SS – Angelo Veronesi, Little Brauhaus
OF – Ron Weathersby, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Terry Muck, Whitaker Buick
OF – Glenn Beamon, LeBlanc Barons
OF – Mike Summerbell, LeBlanc Barons
UTIL – Ron Benevides, LeBlanc Barons


P – Dick Christensen, Pay ‘n Pak
P – Joe Lynch, Clearwater Bombers
P – Al DeWall, Whitaker Buick
C – Butch Batt, Pay ‘n Pak
C – Junior Williams, Scenic Gaslight
1B – George Nokes, Pay ‘n Pak
2B – Hal Steinbeck, LeBlanc Barons
3B – Sam Potter, Scenic Gaslight
SS – Roger Bledsoe, Pay ‘n Pak
OF – Bill Cooper, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Ray Truluck, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Larry Hale, Scenic Gaslight
OF – Al Frei, LeBlanc Barons
UTIL – David Grimes, Clearwater Bombers


1. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (5-1) (Southern)
2. LeBlanc Barons, Sunnyvale, CA (7-2) (North Pacific Coast)
3. Little Brauhaus Brewers, Poughkeepsie, NY (3-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
4. Scenic Gaslight, Springfield, MO (4-2) (Western)
5t. Masterbilt Motors, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2) (Southwestern)
5t. Pay ‘n Pak, Seattle, WA (4-2) (Host)
7t. Whitaker Buick, St. Paul, MN (3-2) (Northern)
7t. Sizzler Steakhouse, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9t. Home Savings & Loan, Aurora, IL (2-2) (West Central)
9t. F&M Bankers, Hampton, VA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. Kardamis Club, Taunton, MA (1-2) (New England)
9t. US Armed Forces, USA (1-2) (Armed Forces
13t. Plains Cooperative Oil Mill, Lubbock, TX (1-2) (Texas)
13t. Hubbard Company, Bremen, GA (0-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Sure-Brake, Lakewood, CA (0-2) (South Pacific Coast)
13t. Light Crete, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17t. Petschi’s Quality Meats, Seattle, WA (0-2) (Northwestern
17t. Mueller-Stevens Chevrolet, Prescott, AZ (0-2) (Cactus)
17t. Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT (0-2) (Defending Champ)
17t. Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI (0-2) (Hawaii)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Uncles Pizza-ABC, Fairbanks, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – Oar House, Kauai, HI listed as champ, but Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI attended. Canada Champ – Richmond Hill Dynes, Ontario did not attend.

1973 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1973 held at Dill Softball Center, in Omaha, Nebraska on May 17-20.

Champion – Arizona State Wildcats
Runner Up – Illinois State Redbirds

The 1973 Women’s College World Series was contested among 16 teams on May 17-20 in Omaha, Nebraska. It was the first series held under the auspices of the AIAW, which had recently been established by the Division of Girls’ and Women’s Sports (DGWS) for the purpose of conducting national championships.

Arizona State repeated as champions in the 5th Annual Women’s College World Series Tournament Sunday by defeating Illinois State 4-3 in 16 innings.

The winning run was scored with two out when centerfielder Judy Hoke hit a long single scoring Jean Killingsworth who had walked and advanced on an error.

Earlier Illinois State forced a playoff game by blanking Arizona State 4-0 after eliminating Southwest Missouri 5-0.

  • MVP – N/A
  • Leading Hitter – Kris Meyer, Northern Iowa (.417)
  • HR Champion – N/A




  1. Arizona State 4 Western Illinois 2
  2. Northern Colorado 8 North Dakota State 1
  3. Kansas 4 Nebraska-Omaha 3 (9 innings)
  4. Weber State 7 South Carolina 0
  5. Illinois State 2 Iowa State 1
  6. Wayne State 3 South Dakota State 1
  7. Michigan State 9 Northern Iowa 2
  8. Southwest Missouri 12 Ball State 0
  9. Northern Iowa 7 Ball State 3 (Ball State eliminated)
  10. South Dakota State 7 Iowa State 4 (Iowa State eliminated)
  11. Nebraska-Omaha 8 South Carolina 4 (South Carolina eliminated)
  12. Western Illinois 5 North Dakota State 0 (North Dakota State eliminated)
  13. Arizona State 9 Northern Colorado 1
  14. Kansas 5 Weber Sate 2
  15. Illinois State 10 Wayne State 0
  16. Southwest Missouri State 7 Michigan State 2
  17. Northern Iowa defeated Weber State (Weber State eliminated)
  18. Northern Colorado 5 South Dakota State 1 (South Dakota State eliminated)
  19. Nebraska-Omaha 7 Michigan State 6 (Michigan State eliminated)
  20. Western Illinois 14 Wayne State 4 (Wayne State eliminated)
  21. Arizona State 1 Kansas 0
  22. Illinois State 5 Southwest Missouri State 1
  23. Northern Colorado 5 Northern Iowa 0 (Northern Iowa eliminated)
  24. Western Illinois 3 Nebraska-Omaha 1 (Nebraska-Omaha eliminated)
  25. Northern Colorado 2 Kansas 1 (Kansas eliminated)
  26. Southwest Missouri State 3 Western Illinois 2 (Western Illinois eliminated)
  27. Arizona State 9 Illinois State 2
  28. Southwest Missouri State 5 Northern Colorado 1 (Northern Colorado eliminated)
  29. Illinois State 5 Southwest Missouri State 1 (Southwest Missouri State eliminated)
  30. Illinois State 4 Arizona State 0
  31. Arizona State 4 Illinois State 3 (Illinois State eliminated in 16 innings)


1. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1)
2. Illinois State Redbirds (5-2)
3. Southwest Missouri State Bears (4-2)
4. Western Illinois Leathernecks (4-2)
5t. Northern Colorado Bears (3-2)
5t. Kansas Jayhawks (2-2)
7t. Northern Iowa Panthers (2-2)
7t. Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks (2-2)
9t. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (1-2)
9t. Weber State College Wildcats (1-2)
9t. Michigan State Spartans (1-2)
9t. Wayne State College Wildcats (1-2)
13t. Iowa State Cyclones (0-2)
13t. Ball State Cardinals (0-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. North Dakota State Bison (0-2)

1973 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1973 held at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Champion: Sweeney Chevrolet, Cincinnati, Ohio (70-3)
Runner Up: Hialeah Fotochrome Dots, Hialeah, Florida

The Cincinnati Girls of Sweeney’s defeated the Hialeah Dots 9-0 in the final. In 7 games, Sweeney’s outscored their opponents 82-19. The Dots did not have one player hit over .500 during the tournament, which shows how impressive Princess Carpenter’s stats were. Ruth Michal of the Independence Rockettes of Cleveland finished second in batting with a .733 mark (11-15). The closest after that was over .150 points away.

  • MVP – Princess Carpenter, Sweeney Chevrolet (18-21, .857, 2 HRs, 20 RBIs)
  • Batting Leader – Princess Carpenter, Sweeney Chevrolet – .857
  • Home Run Leader – Princess Carpenter, Sweeney Chevrolet – 2


P – Marsha Replogle-Ehler, Sweeney Chevrolet
P – Sadie Nelson, Avantis
C – Sharon Tice, Sweeney Chevrole
C – Bonnie Hensley, Raney Tire
1B – Princess Carpenter, Sweeney Chevrolet
2B – Donna Wolfe, Sweeney Chevrolet
3B – Ruth Michal, Rockettes
SS – Jenny Johnson, Sweeney Chevrolet
OF – Jan DuBois, Avantis
OF – Marilyn Busse, Rubi-Otts
OF – Marty Gordon, Rubi-Otts
OF – Linda Ares, Hialeah Dots
UT – Chris Padgett, Hialeah Dots
UT – Carol Smith, Hialeah Dots


P – Kay Yow, Rubi-Otts
P – Millie Medina, Hialeah Dots
C – Judy Lockhart, Rubi-Otts
C – Diane Hinkle, Rutemschroer
1B – Sandy Patton, Hialeah Dots
2B – Lewannee Fenty, Hialeah Dots
3B – Anita Rieskamp Gardner, Sweeney Chevrolet
SS – Ruth Patterson, Boatmart
OF – Mildred Lovelace, Boarmart
OF – Bonnie McVey, Raney Tire
OF – Sue Stoddard, Stretch Motel
OF – Irene Dill, Sweeney Chevrolet
UT – Charmon Odle, Hamiltons
UT – Janet Childress, Hi Landers


1. Sweeney Chevrolet, Cincinnati, OH (7-0)
2. Hialeah Dots, Miami, FL (5-2)
3. Avantis, Minneapolis, MN (7-2)
4. Raney Tire, Cleveland, OH (5-2)
5t. Rubi-Otts, High Point, NC (3-2)
5t. Cleveland Rockets, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
7t. Rutenschorer, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
7t. Hi-Landers, Louisville, KY (3-2)
9t. Boat Mart, Chattanooga, TX (4-2)
9t. Hamilton’s, Bellingham, WA (3-2)
9t. York Barbellettes, York, PA (2-2)
9t. Stretch Motel, Fond Du Lac, WI (2-2)
13t. Bob Paul’s, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
13t. Progrssive Printers, Dayton, OH (2-2)
13t. Waymire Motors, North Little Rock, AR (2-2)
13t. Vaughn’s Electric, Murfreesboro, TN (2-2)
17t. Oxford Sports Center, Oxford, OH (1-2)
17t. Motown Soul Sisters, Detroit, MI (1-2)
17t. South Park Saints, Santa Rosa, CA (1-2)
17t. Westwood Concrete, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
17t. Browne’s, Hays, KS (1-2)
17t. Groman’s Sports Shop, Manchester, CT (1-2)
17t. Aristocrats, Portsmouth, VA (1-2)
17t. Hounds and Foxes, Brookhaven, NY (1-2)
25t. Alamo National Bank, San Antonio, TX (1-2)
25t. Dixie Demons, Richmond, VA (1-2)
25t. American Legion Post #90, Los Alamos, NM (0-2)
25t. Lucky Boy, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
25t. Allain’s Gems, Lafeyette, LA (0-2)
25t. Little Big Men, Billings, MT (0-2)
25t. Tucker Road Community Center, Oxen Hill, MD (0-2)
25t. PAL All-Stars, Lynn, MA (0-2)
33t. St. Augustine Volunteers, St. Augustine, FL (0-2)
33t. Montgomery Generals, Montgomery, AL (0-2)