Category: 1982

1982 NCAA Women’s College World Series

1982 held at Seymour Smith Park in Omaha, Nebraska on May 27-30. 


Champion – UCLA Bruins (33-7-2)
Runner Up – Fresno State Bulldogs (43-11)


16 Division I college softball teams met in the NCAA tournament’s first round at campus sites. After having played their way through the regular season and first round (and for Oklahoma State, a conference tournament, an AIAW regional title and double losses to Texas A&M in the AIAW Women’s College World Series final on May 25), the eight advancing teams played in the NCAA Women’s College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

The championship game went 8 innings with winning pitcher Debbie Doom pitching all eight innings. Doom spread out 2 hits over the eight innings and struck out 12.

Wende Ward of Fresno State went all 8 innings as well giving up 1 earned run and striking out 8.


From softball historian Bill Plummer III – With their 77-8 season record, Texas A&M could have been a contender in Omaha − maybe even the top seed − against perennial softball powers like UCLA and Fresno State. The Aggies had been invited to the NCAA’s first national tournament, but chose not to go. A&M coach Bob Brock had high respect for the eleven-year-old AIAW, even as the NCAA began to overshadow it. Out of a sense of loyalty to the AIAW, Brock said, his school chose the 1982 Norman championship over the NCAA’s first in Omaha.

From the NCAA – The 1982 NCAA Division I Women’s College Softball World Series will be held in Omaha May 27-30, officials announced Thursday.

The event will be the first championship softball tournament sponsored by the NCAA and will be held the week before the start of the NCAA College Baseball World Series, which Omaha has hosted the past 33 years.

‘The NCAA is happy to be coming to Omaha for our first softball championship tournament,’ said Cindy Smith, NCAA assistant director for women’s championships. ‘There is no better place than Omaha, which has treated softball so well in the past.’

Heading the organization in Omaha will be Mary Higgins, Creighton University women’s athletic director; Bob Astelford, city parks and recreation director; and Bob Gibson, city recreational coordinator.

Ms. Higgins also chairs the NCAA softball committee and is the Creighton softball coach.

Gibson said work is under way to renovate the outfield at Seymour Smith Softball Complex, which will be the home of the 1982 series.

‘We feel that, without a doubt, this is the finest softball complex in the universe,’ he said.

Teams will qualify for the series through regional play, with the eight regional champions advancing to the double-elimination tournament.

The University of Nebraska-Omaha hosted the original College Softball World Series sponsored by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. When the AIAW split the top two divisions, the Division I tournament was moved from Omaha. UNO hosted the Division II competition last year.


  • Batting Leader – Diane Van Fossen, Oklahoma State – .400
  • Batting Leader – Paula Smith, Oklahoma State – .400
  • RBI Leader – Shawn Ritchey, Arizona State  – 3
  • Home Run Leader – Shawn Ritchey, Arizona State  – 1
  • ERA Leader – Debbie Doom, UCLA – 0.17
  • Strikeout Leader – Debbie Doom, UCLA – 63

SCORES

  1. Arizona State 2 Cal State Fullerton 0 (9 inn.)
  2. Nebraska 3 Creighton 2 (8 inn.)
  3. UCLA 2 Oklahoma State 1 (13 inn.)
  4. Western Michigan 5 Fresno State 0
  5. Arizona State 2 Nebraska 0
  6. UCLA 1 Western Michigan 0
  7. Cal State Fullerton 4 Creighton 1 (8 inn.) – Creighton eliminated
  8. Fresno State 1 Oklahoma State 0  (14 inn.) – Oklahoma State eliminated
  9. Cal State Fullerton 1 Western Michigan 0 (8 inn.) – Western Michigan eliminated
  10. Fresno State 1 Nebraska 0 – Nebraska eliminated
  11. UCLA 1 Cal State Fullerton 0 (10 inn.) – Cal State Fullerton eliminated
  12. Fresno State 4 Arizona State 1 – Arizona State eliminated
  13. UCLA 2 Fresno State 0 (8 inn.) – Fresno State eliminated

FINAL STANDINGS

1. UCLA Bruins (3-0)
2. Fresno State Bulldogs (3-2)
3. Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1)
4. Cal State Fullerton Titans (2-2)
5t. Western Michigan Broncos (1-2)
5t. Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-2)
7t. Creighton Blue Jays (0-2)
7t. Oklahoma State Cowboys (0-2)


REGIONALS

Northeast Regional

  1. Western Michigan 2 Adelphi 0 (10 inn.)
  2. Adelphi 1 Western Michigan 0
  3. Western Michigan 7 Adelphi 0

Western Michigan qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.

Atlantic Regional

  1. Cal State Fullerton 4 Bowling Green 1
  2. Cal State Fullerton 11 Bowling Green 0

Cal State Fullerton qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

South Regional

  1. Creighton 4 South Carolina 0
  2. Creighton 3 South Carolina 2

Creighton qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

Mideast Regional

  1. Nebraska 1 Missouri 0 (11 inn.)
  2. Missouri 1 Nebraska 0
  3. Nebraska 4 Missouri 1

Nebraska qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.

Midwest Regional

  1. Oklahoma State 1 Cal Poly Pomona 0 (9 inn.)
  2. Oklahoma State 3 Cal Poly Pomona 2 (11 inn.)

Oklahoma State qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

Central Regional

  • UCLA 4 Wyoming 0
  • UCLA 5 Wyoming 0

UCLA qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

West Regional

  • California 1 Arizona State 0
  • Arizona State 3 California 1 (8 inn.)
  • Arizona State 2 California 1

Arizona State qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.

Northwest Regional

  • Fresno State 2 Pacific 1 (9 inn.)
  • Pacific 5 Fresno State 1
  • Fresno State 4 Pacific 0

Fresno State qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.


SEASON INFORMATION

Batting Average

Player, School CL G AB HITS AVG.
1. Cindy Bogucki, Evansville FR 26 83 39 .470
2. Faith Holman, Northeast Louisiana SO 32 96 42 .438
3. Jackie Gaw, Massachusetts JR 25 90 38 .422
4. Marge Brown, Delaware SO 25 79 33 .418
5. Jackie Sullivan, Niagara FR 19 73 30 .411
6. Vera Bahr, Nevada-Las Vegas SO 30 100 41 .410
7. Liz Grimaldi, Niagara SO 20 77 30 .390
7. Kim Migliore, Niagara JR 20 77 30 .390
9. Eileen Holleran, St. John’s JR 28 103 40 .388
10. Deb Laux, Canisius FR 21 71 27 .380
11. Beth Walsh, Iona SO 19 72 27 .375
12. Jay Jackson, New Mexico State JR 38 115 42 .365
13. Cindy Lyon, Utah SO 56 180 65 .361
14. Kerry Karst, St. John’s SR 28 97 35 .361
15. Chris Dinoto, Rhode Island SR 42 137 49 .358
16. Linda Berndt, Western Michigan JR 44 136 48 .353
17. Michele Madrid, New Mexico FR 26 83 29 .349
18. Sue Luttrell, Wichita State JR 32 104 36 .346
19. Lea Ann Jarvis, Louisiana Tech FR 46 142 49 .345
19. Brenda Thaler, Indiana SO 45 142 49 .345
21. Gretchen Larson, Minnesota JR 30 87 30 .345
21. Cathy Thompson, Evansville JR 26 87 30 .345
23. Sandy Wichelecki, Illinois-Chic. Circle SR 30 93 32 .344
24. Jennae Lambdin, Pacific SO 48 137 47 .343
25. Kelly Hall, Rider FR 20 70 24 .343
26. Diane Hatch, Michigan SR 44 141 48 .340
27. Sue Koopman, Northwestern FR 46 106 36 .340
28. Angie Bodiford, Louisiana Tech FR 44 148 50 .338
29. Gina Autobee, Colorado State JR 36 108 36 .333
29. Theresa Kugelmann, Delware JR 24 72 24 .333
29. Cindy Spradling, Texas-Arlington SR 49 159 53 .333
29. Pat Stoffel, Western Illinois SR 42 141 47 .333

RBI

Player, School CL G RBI AVG.
1. Sue Lewis, Cal St.-Fullerton SO 63 50 0.79
2. Chris Dinoto, Rhode-Island SR 42 38 0.90
3. Liz Grimaldi, Niagara SO 20 28 1.40
4. Laura Rucinski, Ill.-Chicago Circle JR 31 27 0.87
4. Sue Luttrell, Wichita State JR 32 27 0.84
6. Kris Niendorf, Evansville JR 26 25 0.96
6. Faith Holman, Northeast Louisiana SO 32 25 0.78
8. Kim Migliore, Niagara JR 20 23 1.15
9. Jackie Sullivan, Niagara FR 19 21 1.11
10. Lori Fritsch, Dayton SR 19 20 1.05
10. Jackie Gaw, Massachusetts JR 25 20 0.80

Home Runs

Player, School CL G NO. AVG.
1. Sue Lewis, Cal St.-Fullerton SO 63 9 0.14
2. Faith Holman, Northeast Louisiana SO 32 7 0.22
2. Sue Hebson, Northwestern JR 40 7 0.18
2. Cindy Lyon, Utah SO 56 7 0.13
5. Jackie SulIivan, Niagara FR 19 6 0.32
5. Liz Grimaldi, Niagara SO 20 6 0.30

Triples

Player, School CL G NO. AVG.
1. Sue Luttrell, Wichita State JR 32 9 0.28
2. Linda Ballard, Ill.-Chicago Circle SO 20 6 0.30
2. Cathy Hill, Dayton SO 21 6 0.29
2. Karen Stout, Delaware SR 24 6 0.25
2. Candy Bogucki, Evansville FR 26 6 0.23
2. Michele Madrid, New Mexico FR 26 6 0.23

Doubles

Player, School CL G NO. AVG.
1. Lea Ann Jarvis, Louisiana Tech FR 46 16 0.35
2. Patti Simon, Louisiana Tech SO 43 13 0.30
3. Jane Wagner, Northern Iowa SO 49 12 0.24
4. Cynthia. Martin, Texas-Arlington JR 50 11 0.22
5. Deanne Moore, Michigan State SO 38 9 0.24
5. Chris Dinoto, Rhode Island SR 42 9 0.21
7. Sheila Cornell, UCLA SO 37 8 0.22
7. Kay Piper, Akron FR 37 8 0.22

Stolen Bases

Player, School CL G SB SBA AVG.
1. Lori Sanchez, Cal-Santa Barbara JR 56 29 0.52
2. Diane Hatch, Michigan SR 44 24 0.55
2. Nancy Kassebaum, Eastern Illinois JR 48 24 28 0.50
4. Lori Turken, San Diego State FR 37 18 22 0.49
5. Vera Bahr, Nevada-Las Vegas SO 30 17 0.57

Earned Run Average

Player, School CL G IP R ER ERA
1. Bonni Kinne, Western Michigan JR 19 137.1 7 3 0.15
2. Kathy Van Wyk, Cal St. Fullerton SR 39 278.0 11 7 0.18
3. Judy Koens, Central Michigan SO 15 104.0 11 3 0.20
4. Nina Calcaterra, Evansville FR 18 103.0 21 3 0.20
5. Tracy Compton, UCLA FR 14 101.2 5 3 0.21
6. Debbie Doom, UCLA FR 15 134.1 6 6 0.31
7. Teresa Wilson, Missouri JR r 249.1 25 12 0.34
8. Linda Pagett, Central Michigan SR 27 186.0 15 9 0.34
9. Jennifer Berger, Northern Iowa SO 26 159.2 24 8 0.35
10. Jenny Stallard, U. S. International FR 22 157.0 12 8 0.36
11. Kathy Richards, Eastern Illinois JR 30 194.2 21 10 0.36
12. Wende Ward, Fresno State JR 30 248.0 32 14 0.40
13. Jeanne Wagner, Nebraska JR 24 187.0 16 11 0.41
14. Trina Marvin, Oregon State JR 18 101.2 16 6 0.41
15. Ellen O’Keefe, Northwestern JR 24 134.0 27 8 0.42
16. Andrea Ambrosi, Northwestern JR 21 115.2 30 7 0.42
17. Pam Stone, Arizona SO 26 156.1 28 10 0.45
18. Pam Boswell, Cal Poly-Pomona SR 35 249.2 24 16 0.45
19. Shelley Allemendinger, Pacific FR 25 139.0 17 9 0.45
20. Kim Wooden, Western Michigan SR 16 107.0 19 8 0.52

Wins

Player, School CL G IP W L PCT.
1. Kathy Van Wyk, Cal St. -Fullerton SR 39 278.0 35 1 .972
2. Pam Boswell, Cal Poly-Pomona SR 35 249.2 26 8 .765
3. Teresa Wilson, Missouri JR 37 249.1 25 11 .694
4. Kathy Richards, Eastern Illinois JR 30 194.2 24 3 .889
4. Wende Ward, Fresno State JR 30 248.0 24 6 .800
6. Rhonda Clarke, Kansas SO 38 274.2 23 13 .639
7. Linda Pagett, Central Michigan SR 27 186.0 22 4 .846
8. Tami Cyr, Louisiana Tech FR 29 208.2 21 5 .808
9. Margaret Sutter, California SO 25 183.0 20 4 .833
9. Candy Werner, Northern Illinois SO 35 149.2 20 7 .741

Strikeouts

Player, School CL IP SO AVG
1. Rhonda Clarke, Kansas SO 274.2 344 8.8
2. Linda Pagett, Central Michigan SR 186.0 236 8.9
3. Jennifer Berger, Northern Iowa SO 159.2 216 10.1
4. Laurie Miller, Northern Illinois FR 193.1 198 7.2
5. Debbie Doom, UCLA FR 134.1 193 10.1
6. Jeanne Wagner, Nebraska JR 187.0 191 7.1
7. Bonni Kinne, Western Michigan JR 137.1 141 7.2
8. Terry Keasling, Cal St. -Fullerton SR 123.0 135 8.7

 

ASA Winston Cup All Star Challenge

The ASA decided to bring back the All Star Challenge for the Super Division in 1982 and then the All Star Series for the Super and Major Divisions in 1983

Defending ASA Super division champions played Super All-Stars in a series format

Final Standings Record

  1. Howard’s/Western Steer 4-1
  2. ASA Super All-Americans 1-4

Game Scores:

Howard’s/Western Steer 22, ASA All-Americans 19
Howard’s/Western Steer 23, ASA All-Americans 11
ASA All-Americans 23, Howard’s/Western Steer 21
Howard’s/Western Steer 16, ASA All-Americans 6
Howard’s/Western Steer 11, ASA All-Americans 7


Howard’s/Western Steer (1981 ASA Super Champs):

Player G AB R H RBI HR BB AVG.
Rick Scherr 5 20 19 17 17 9 2 0.850
Dick Bartel 5 14 10 10 13 6 2 0.714
Tom Beall 4 17 10 11 13 5 0 0.647
Steve Howard 5 16 8 10 0 0 3 0.625
Mike Cellura 5 17 7 10 10 4 3 0.588
Stan Harvey 5 21 11 12 13 6 1 0.571
Ed Roth 4 11 5 5 1 1 1 0.456
Richard Wilborn 5 18 6 8 12 5 2 0.444
Buddy Slater 3 10 2 4 4 0 0 0.400
Dennis Myers 5 15 3 5 3 3 0 0.333
Don Arndt 4 16 4 5 5 3 0 0.313
Russell Bradley 4 16 8 5 2 0 1 0.313
Charles Conner 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
TOTALS 5 192 93 102 93 42 15 0.531

1981 ASA Super All-Americans:

Player AB H RBI HR AVG.
Chic Downing 19 12 7 5 0.632
Harold Kelley 21 12 11 7 0.571
Curtis Williams 19 10 1 0 0.526
Herman Rathman 20 10 11 7 0.500
Dennis Punch 4 2 2 0 0.500
Bruce Meade 19 9 13 7 0.474
Sidney Cooper 17 8 5 2 0.471
Buck Hall 17 8 3 3 0.471
Rick Hollingsworth 13 5 5 2 0.385
Warren Scarbrough 18 6 6 2 0.333
Dennis Helmig (MGR) 18 5 2 0 0.278
TOTALS 185 87 60 35 0.471

 


1983 ASA Winston Cup All Star Series

The ASA-Super All-Stars, the ASA-Major All-Stars, the defending ASA-Super division champion, Jerry’s Caterers and the ASA-Major division champion, Triangle Sports played each other in a round-robin series at the All Sports Stadium on Oklahoma City, OK

Final Standings Record 1. ASA Super Division All-Stars 2-0 2. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 1-1 2. ASA Major Division All-Stars 1-1 4. Triangle Sports, Minneapolis, MN 0-2Game Scores: Super All-Stars 28, Jerry’s Caterers 6 Major All-Stars 15, Triangle Sports 5 Super All-Stars 15, Major All-Stars 8 Jerry’s Caterers 16, Triangle Sports 9 1982 Super ASA All-Stars: (2-0)

Players AB R H BI HR .Avg
Dick Bartel 10 4 5 5 0 0.500
Rick Scherr 10 5 5 6 2 0.500
Dennis Myers 9 5 7 6 3 0.778
Mike Parrott 9 6 5 5 2 0.556
Tom Beall 9 3 5 2 0 0.556
Clyde Guy 9 1 7 3 0 0.778
Lacy Brumley 7 1 1 3 1 0.143
Homer Salazar 8 2 5 4 0 0.625
Richard Wilborn 8 0 4 2 0 0.500
Perry Kennington 5 1 2 1 0 0.400
Curtis Williams 8 0 5 4 0 0.625
TOTALS 95 43 50 41 8 0.526

Jerry’s Caterers (1982 ASA Super Champs): (1-1)

Players AB R H BI HR .Avg
Greg Fuhrman 7 3 5 3 1 0.714
Bruce Meade 6 4 4 2 1 0.667
Mike Bolen 7 1 3 5 1 0.429
Chic Downing 6 0 2 4 0 0.333
Doug Brown 7 2 3 1 0 0.429
Denny Jones 7 1 1 1 1 0.143
Mike Cellura 6 0 1 0 0 0.167
Mike Nye 5 3 4 0 0 0.800
James Washington 3 1 1 0 0 0.333
Harold Kelly 6 0 0 1 0 0.000
Dan Griffin 6 3 2 2 1 0.333
Danny Basso 7 2 3 2 1 0.429
Bill Meyers 3 2 2 2 0 0.667
TOTALS 76 22 31 22 6 0.408

1982 Major ASA All-Stars: (1-1)

Players AB R H BI HR .Avg
Mike Foote 6 3 2 1 0 0.333
Roger Wilt 8 3 3 1 0 0.375
Steve O’Neill 7 4 2 3 0 0.286
Herman Rathman 6 4 5 7 3 0.833
Mark Brown 7 2 4 5 1 0.571
Mike Zadel 6 1 1 1 1 0.167
Gene White 7 1 1 0 0 0.143
Ron Wood 5 2 4 2 0 0.800
Rick Flora 3 0 2 2 0 0.667
Ron Nordquist 5 1 2 0 0 0.400
John Magnan 3 0 0 0 0 0.000
Steve Wiley 7 2 4 1 0 0.571
TOTALS 70 23 30 23 5 0.429

Triangle Sports (1982 ASA Major Champs): (0-2)

Players AB R H BI HR .Avg
Ted Larson 5 1 2 1 0 0.400
Jim Kurkowski 5 1 3 2 0 0.600
Glenn Bourquin 7 3 4 2 0 0.571
Louis Boone 8 1 1 1 0 0.125
Jim Bowen 4 2 3 2 0 0.750
Mike Martin 6 1 4 3 0 0.667
Garry Morris 6 0 3 0 0 0.500
Gordy Handevidt 6 1 2 1 0 0.333
James Washington 6 1 1 0 0 0.167
Mick Zigler 4 1 1 1 0 0.250
Ron Adams 5 2 1 1 0 0.200
Tim Eldgridge 3 0 0 0 0 0.000
TOTALS 65 14 25 14 0 0.385

1982 ASA Industrial Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Kansas City, Missouri on August 30-September 2.


Champion – Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut
Runner Up – Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, Nebraska


Sikorsky lost their 2nd game and came back to win the finals 15-1 and 12-3. Pitcher Mark Humeniuk was 11-1. Sikorsky came out of the losers bracket after losing their 2nd game and won 10 straight games to go 11-1 overall and capture the Major Industrial Slow Pitch championship in Kansas City with Bob Hurd, Joe Magdon, Tom Norko, Bob Kownacki, Mark Tremblay, Al Morazes, Mike Humenick and Ernie DiStasi leading the way. Mark Humeniuk was 11-1 as he pitched Sikorsky to the championship.


  • MVP – Mark Tremblay, Sikorsky (24-39, .615)
  • HR Leader – Bernie Biebighauser, Cains/3M – 8
  • Batting Leader – no info

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Information not provided

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT (11-1)
2. Offutt AFB, Belleview, NE (5-2)
3. Cains/3M, Woodbury, MN (4-2)
4. Miller Bucks/Delta, Fayetteville, GA (5-2)
5t. Armco Steel, Ashland, KY (3-2)
5t. CPS Livewire, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
7t. Phillips Petroleum, Bartlesville, OK (4-2)
7t. Armco Triangles, Middletown, OH (3-2)
9t. Cameron Iron Works, Berwick, LA (3-2)
9t. Southwestern Bell Roadrunners, Houston, TX (3-2)
9t. Worthing Industries, Columbus, OH (3-2)
9t. Allen Bradley, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
13t. Dupont Rainbow, Chattanooga, TN (2-2)
13t. Russell Corporation Blue, Alex City, AL (2-2)
13t. Toledo Edison, Northwood, OH (2-2)
13t. Stickham Valves, Birmingham, AL (2-2)
17t. Leslie Fay, Wilkes-Barre, PA (1-2)
17t. FMC, Crystal, MN (1-2)
17t. U.S. Fuel, Price, UT (1-2)
17t. Grumman Tomcats, Bethpage, NY (1-2)
17t. Beech Flyers, Wichita, KS (1-2)
17t. Minneapolis Post Office, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
17t. Wise Electric, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
17t. G.E. Falcons, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
25t. Medtronic Blues, Blaine, MN (1-2)
25t. Houston Police, Houston, TX (1-2)
25t. Allen Bradley Swing Shift, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
25t. Roth American, Wilkes Barre, PA (0-2)
25t. USPS, Eamond, RI (0-2)
25t. Avco-Lycoming, Bridgeport, CT (0-2)
25t. Raffield’s Fisheries, Port St. Joe, FL (0-2)
25t. Allen Bradley Texas, El Paso, TX (0-2)
33. Government Employees, Belton, MS (0-2)

1982 Southern Softball All-Star Team

Player of the Year – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers, OF (102 HRs, .705)

P – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caters
C – Craig Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sanders
1B – James Washington, Jerry’s Caters
2B – Charles Wright, York Barbell/Ken Sanders
3B – Rich Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer
SS – Steve Williams, York Barbell/Ken Sanders
OF – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers
OF – Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sanders
OF – Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer
OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s/Western Steer
UT – Mike Parrott, Jerry’s Caterers

1982 USPL All Pro Team

P-  Dana Andry, Cleveland (MVP)              (139-225, .618, 65 HRs, 128 RBIs, 125 Runs, 46-17 Pitching) – MVP
P-  Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee                 (.514,  7 HRs)
C-  Charles Mitchell, Detroit                         (59 HRs, 133 RBIs)
1B- Dennis Graser, Milwaukee                   (43 HRs, 122 RBIs)
2B- Mike Macenko, Cleveland                    (110-250, .440, 63 HRs, 140 RBIs, 122 Runs)
3B- Bill Gatti, Kentucky                                (97-175, .554, 46 HRs, 109 RBIs,  97 Runs)
SS- Greg Whitlock, Kentucky                       (125-236, .535,  5 HRS,  57 RBIs,  80 Runs)
SS- Paul Wright, Cleveland                           (105-185, .566,  1 HRs,  31 RBIs,  66 Runs)
OF- Steve Blanchett, Cleveland                  (134-240, .558, 42 HRs, 120 RBIs, 115 Runs)
OF- Ken Parker, Kentucky                             (114-211, .540, 36 HRs, 107 RBIs,  84 Runs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee                        (.572, 40 HRs, 125 RBIs,  24 2Bs)
OF- Derek Gallagher, Milwaukee                (.560)
OF- Ron Dorsey, South Jersey                     (.547, 47 HRs,  95
OF- Joe Young, Lima Steele’s                       (.476, 40 HRs, 106 RBIs)

World Series MVP – Dick Laba, Milwaukee Schlitz (16-24, .667)

1983 – The Pro League was going to take a year off and reorganize, but then decided to Disband. Players that played could play USSSA and NSPC in 1983, Players had to sit out a year to play ASA in 1984

1982 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1982 held at Kimberly, Wisconsin on August 13-22.


Champion – Kings, Camarillo, California
Runner Up – Dave Frye Plastering, Bakersfield, California


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Paul Magan, Dave Frye Plastering
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Paul Magan, Dave Frye Plastering
  • Leading Hitter – Mike Branz – .500
  • Leading Hitter – Randy Beckstead, Larry Miller Toyota – .500
  • Most RBI – John Peach, Home Savings – 8

1982 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Paul Magan, Dave Frye Plastering (5-2, 0.00 ERA, 52 K, 11 BB)
P – Mark Smith, Kings (4-0, 0.23 ERA, 49 K, 7 BB)
P – Peter Meredith, The Farm Tavern (4-2, 0.85 ERA, 81 K, 20 BB)
C – Mark Agnew, Home Savings .304
C – Ian Stringer, Texas Kings .417
IF – Bob Robben, Budweiser Kings .429
IF – Tony Wood, Kings .429
IF – Mike Drew, Home Savings .375
IF – Steve Andrew, Home Savings .320
IF – Corky Corcoran, Kings .294
OF – John Peach, Home Savings .429
OF – Larry Nolan, Kings .368
OF – Matt Dijak, Bolters .429
OF – Micket Selmo, The Farm Tavern .278
DH – Mike Branz, Hearts .500

1982 ISC SECOND TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Loren Algar, The Farm Tavern (3-0, 0.46 ERA, 51 K, 6 BB)
P – Kevin Henderson, Home Savings (5-1, 1.44 ERA, 58 K, 8 BB)
C – Dan Hvam, The Farm Tavern .114
IF – Ben Garcia, Knights .385
IF – Gary Hunley – Home Savings .333
IF – Ted Hendrickson, Texas Kings .385
IF – Jim Quick, The Farm Tavern .206
OF – Doug Stoddard, Larry Miller Toyota .364
OF – Mickey Brusco, Gray’s Crane .348
OF – Floyd Lavergne, Kings .176


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Kings, Camarillo, CA
2. Dave Frye Plastering, Bakersfield, CA
3. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI
4. Budweiser Kings, St. Louis, MO
5t. Bolters, Saginaw, MI
5t. Nationals, Newmarket, ON
7t. Home Savings, Aurora, IL
7t. Gray’s Crane, Canby, OR
9t. Westbrook Mfg., Houston, TX
9t. Larry Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT
9t. Johnies, Johnstown, PA
9t. Hearts, Bloomington, IL
13t. Gonderman Coin, Goshen, IN
13t. Kings, Livingston, CA
13t. B&D Supply, Phoenix, AZ
13t. Firebirds, Tulsa, OK
17t. Knights, Pueblo, CO
17t. All-Car, Appleton, WI
17t. Drillers, Mt. Plesant, MI
17t. Collins Radio, Cedar Rapids, IA
17t. Faultless Rubber, Ashland, OH
17t. Cougars, Burlington, ON
17t. FCA, Oklahoma City, OK
17t. T S Motors, Martinsburg, WV
25t. Page Brake, Salt Lake City, UT
25t. Schaefer-Smith-Ank., Phoenix, AZ
25t. Bombers, Oceanside, CA
25t. Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX
25t. Texas Kings, Ft. Worth, TX
25t. Westside Federal, Seattle, WA
25t. Fox Valley Coin, Kimberly, WI
25t. Hubbard Construction, Bishop, CA
33t. Penn Corp, Sioux City, IA
33t. Nighthawks, Long Beach, CA
33t. Musical Bar, Houston, TX
33t. Merchants, St. Paul, MN
33t. Aztec Land, Pueblo, CO
33t. Ramsey Auto Body, Lakewood, CO
33t. Kitty Hawk, Washington, DC
33t. A’s, Decatur, IL
33t. National Motor Club, Dallas, TX

1982 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1982 held at Petersburg, Virginia.


Champion – The Saloon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – Williams Painting, Roanoke, Virginia


  • MVP – Dave Snatchko, The Saloon (5 HR on the last day of play)
  • HR Leader – Cruz Martinez, Capitol – 12
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • Defensive MVP – Jim Picard, The Saloon
  • Outstanding MVP – Mark Johnson, The Saloon

1982 USSSA CLASS “A” ALL-WORLD TEAM 

P – Monty Tucker – Williams Painting
P – Mark Johnson – The Saloon
C – Cruz Martinez – Capitol Insulation
C – Dave Snatchko – The Saloon – Pittsburgh
1B – James Childress – Williams Painting
1B – Charles Burke – Southside Sports
2B – Jake Bentley – Capitol Insulation
3B – Dale Eavey – Williams Painting
SS – Jim Picard – The Saloon
SS – Donnie Rardin – Southside Sports
OF – Don Clatterbaugh – Bradley’s
OF – Terry Kinney – Canal Point
OF – Pat Lauterback – Williams Painting
OF – Barry Glaser – The Saloon
OF – Roger Snatchko – The Saloon
OF – Bo Webber – Capitol Insulation
OF – Rick Wheeler – Capitol Insulation
Manager – Angie Capuano – The Saloon


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. The Saloon, Pittsburgh, PA (7-1)
2. Williams Painting, Roanoke, VA
3. Capitol Insulation, North Hollywood, CA
4. Southside Sports, Louisville, KY
5t. Canal Point Restaurant, Fulton, NY
5t. Bradley Brothers, Richmond, VA

OTHERS

Stottler Stagg, Cocoa, FL
Lee Supply, Washington, PA
International Sports, Louisville, KY
Brozos Sports, Lake Jackson, TX
Knights of St, John’s, Louisville, KY
White Star Cafe, Detroit, MI
RSR Texans, San Antonio, TX
Miller Suto, Redford, MI
RMA, Rockford, IL
Morgan Boots, Dallas, TX
Gonzales Mexican Food, Richmond, CA

1982 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Satellite Beach, Florida.


Champion – Lady Comets, Satellite Beach, Florida (35-6)
Runner Up – Famous Recipe, Cincinnati, Ohio


In the Championship game, the Lady Comets fell behind 2-0 before a second inning outburst sent 12 batters to the plate scoring 8 runs, capped by long home runs by Martha Litz and Stephanie Hines, the Comets rolled to a 10-6 championship game win. Earlier, the Lady Comets defeated the Cincinnati girls 11-10 in the winners bracket final. Hines hit 2 HRs in that game, while Litz hit one also. Little Caesars won 8 straight in the losers bracket before being eliminated by the Wooden Nickel. Famous Recipe, after the loss to the Lady Comets defeated the Wooden Nickel in the losers bracket final.


  • MVP – Martha Litz, Comets (.520, 2 HR)
  • Batting Leader – Jan Deters, Famous Recipe
  • HR Leader – Patti Silye, Little Caesars – 7
  • Defensive MVP – Carol Sullivan, Lady Comets

1982 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Linda Boyle, Lady Comets
C – Sonya Cook, Lady Comets
SS – Carol Sullivan, Lady Comets
IF – Kathy Ober, Famous Recipe
IF – Martha Litz, Lady Comets
IF – Sue Clark, Lady Comets
OF – Stephanie Hines, Lady Comets (.571, 3 HR)
OF – Velma Lehman, Famous Recipe
OF – Jan Deters, Famous Recipe
OF – Lynn Putnam, Little Caesars
Manager – Judy Hedgecock, Lady Comets

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 69 teams)

1. Lady Comets, Satellite Beach, FL
2. Famous Recipe, Cincinnati, OH
3. Wooden Nickel, Kinston, NC
4. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI (8-2)

1982 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Glenpool, Oklahoma on September 3-6.


Champion – Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, Florida (96-18)
Runner Up – U.S. Armed Forces, Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania (32-2)


Lawson Auto Parts beat the US Armed Forces 19-5 in the winners bracket final. Then the Armed Forces faced the third placed finisher Gregg Security (the Metro Pittsburgh champs) in the loser’s bracket final and won 17-9. The Armed Forces squared off against Lawson Auto Parts again and beat them soundly 24-9, setting up a championship title. The Armed Forces couldn’t beat the champs two straight, falling 28-11.

Samuel Bender of Lawson was named the tourney’s Most Valuable Player, clouting 10 home runs that Posey said traveled “out of sight.” Gurney Holley of the Armed Forces team hit eight round-trippers and teammates Joe Firova and Mike Norman had seven each.


Orlando’s Lawson Auto Parts walked away with the National ASA Men’s Class A Slow Pitch tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma pounding the Armed Forces 28-11 in the finals.

A 15-run sevents inning, highlighted by a 3-run homer by Calvin Lingelbach, put the game out of reach. Armed Forces gave Lawson its first loss in the double-elimination tournament earlier in the day, 24-10, forcing a third game for the championship. Lawson opened the day with a 19-5 victory over the Armed Forces, their first loss.

“This was a goal we set at the beginning of the year, and it was incredible goal,” said Lawson manager John Emerson. “We got here through a lot of determination and talent from the whole team. It was a great team effort and we had a good sponsor.”


All the way back to Memorial Day weekend, it was obvious Lawson Auto Parts was a good softball team when they won the gigantic Richmond Round Robin.

So it was inevitable that Lawson would be one of the six or seven teams expected to compete for the ASA Men’s Class A slowpitch National Tournament title. They got to the finals, sputtered for a 24-10 loss to the Armed Forces, then dominated the Armed Forces 28-11 in the championship game.

Ironically enough, it was Lawson Auto’s 100th win of the season against 17 losses. Not bad for a team which had only one player on a team with any previous National Tournament playing exposure.

Lawson got into the finals by topping Deep South Trophies of West Monroe, LA., 30-8, Lingburgs Old South Coors of Saltillo, Miss., 16-6, Mecca Tavern of Auburn, Wash., 12-10, Seaside Memorial of Corpus Christi, Tex., 14-13, Central Ohio Welding of Reynoldsburg, Ohio 15-6 and Armed Forces 19-5 in the winner’s bracket finals.

Gregg Security of Pittsburgh, Pa., finished third. They earned every step, losing to Lansing Auto Glass of Hammond, Ind., 12-5 in the first game, and winning eight games. Armed Forces finally stopped Gregg 17-9. Gregg had beaten Coors, Vandergriffs of Arlington, Tex., 14-6, Mecca 4-3, S.S. Jakes of Colfax, Wis., 23-3, Armstrong Electric of Forest, Va., 11-7, Adams & Leonard of Tulsa, Okla., 11-4, Central Ohio 7-6 and Lansing 10-2.

Lansing, which was fourth, had its own string going in the loser’s bracket, taking six wins. They stopped Zipp-Fans of Indianapolis, Ind., 9-2 in the loser’s bracket, stopping Zipp-Fan’s five-game winning streak.

Samuel Bender of Lawson Auto Parts took home Most Valuable Player and most home runs award, with 10. Dave Pishker of Lansing Auto Glass (24 of 34) won the hitting trophy, with a .706 average. Gene Cirelli of Gregg Security was voted top pitcher.


  • MVP – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (18-31, .580, 10 HR, 21 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (10)
  • Batting Leader – Dave Pishker, Lansing Auto Glass (24-34, .706)
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Gene Cerelli, Gregg Security

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (.580, 21 RBI)
  • 2B – Bob Stellini, Rivertown Builders
  • 3B – David Dale, Zipp-Fan
  • SS – Dave Pishker, Lansing Auto Glass 924-34, .706)
  • OF – Steve Garcia, Armed Forces
  • OF – James Jones, Gregg Security
  • OF – Curt Dusek, Lansing Auto Glass (21-40, .525)
  • OF – Robin Hackmeyer, Armstrong
  • OF – John Young, Zipp-Fin
  • P – Gene Cerelli, Gregg Security
  • P – David Alarcon, Lehigh
  • C – Mike McGraw, Adams & Leonard
  • C – Mike Barrett, Lawson’s Auto Parts (.588, 12 RBI)
  • UTIL – Dave Dillie, Central Ohio Welding

ASA A ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Gurney Holley, Armed Forces
  • 2B – Robbie Gist, Zipp-Fan
  • 3B – John McGraw, Lawson’s Auto Parts 18-33, .545, 8 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • SS – Denny Brown, Gregg Security
  • OF – Leland Pierce, Herzog Construction
  • OF – Joe Benton, Lawson’s Auto Parts (22-30, .611, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 16 Runs)
  • OF – Steve Shores, Ray Sears & Sons
  • OF – Richard Williamson, Zipp-Fan
  • P – Robert Davis, Armed Forces
  • P – David Ward, Lansing Auto Glass
  • C – Mike Johnson, Central Ohio Welding
  • C – Gary Kaiser, Thompson Sporting Goods
  • UTIL – Roger Stockton, Deep South

OTHERS

  • Doug Dyer, Lawson’s Auto Parts, (.656, 21 Runs)
  • Dave Pishkur, Lansing Auto Glass (24-34, .706) – Batting Leader
  • Rusty Brooks, Lansing Auto Glass (.645)
  • Dale Coleman, Lansing Auto Glass (.567)
  • Curt Dusek, Lansing Auto Glass (.525)
  • Pete Gojko, Lansing Auto Glass (.500, 18 RBI)
  • Gurney Holley, Armed Forces – 8 HR
  • Joe Firova, Armed Forces – 7 HR
  • Mike Norman, Armed Forces – 7 HR

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL (7-1)
2. U.S. Armed Forces, Indiantown Gap, PA (6-2)
3. Gregg Security, Pittsburgh, PA (6-2)
4. Lansing Auto Glass, Hammond, IN (7-2)
5t. Central Ohio Welders, Reynoldsburg, OH (3-2)
5t. LeHigh, Miami, FL (3-2)
7t. Zipp-Fan, Indianapolis, IN (5-2)
7t. Armstrong Electric, Forest, VA (5-2)
9t. Empress Chill, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
9t. Seaside Memorial, Corpus Christi, TX (2-2)
9t. Adams & Leonard, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
9t. Rivertown Builders, Granview, MI (2-2)
13t. Deep South Trophies, West Monroe, LA (3-2)
13t. Thompson Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (3-2)
13t. SS Jakes, Colfax, WI (3-2)
13t. Ray Sears, Gambrills, MD (3-2)
17t. Roulette Pontiac/Honda, Painesville Township, OH (2-2)
17t. Rusty Scupper, San Mateo, CA (1-2)
17t. V Santoni & Co., Woodland, CA (2-2)
17t. Herzog Construction, St. Joseph, MO (2-2)
17t. Mecca Tavern, Auburn, WA (1-2)
17t. Bad News, Vermontville, MI (3-2)
17t. Sands Construction, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
25t. Action South, Nashville, IN (1-2)
25t. Prescott Plumbing, Sioux City, IA (0-2)
25t. Time Out Bros, Yonkers, NY (0-2)
25t. Marapess Construction, Cranston, RI (1-2)
25t. Mail House, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Vandergriffs, Arlington, TX (1-2)
25t. Brooksville Electric, Yonkers, (1-2)
25t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (0-2)
33t. Conti Bros, Johnstone, RI (0-2)
33t. Sidney Eagles, Sidney, OH (0-2)
33t. Don Poland Trucking, Carlea, CA (0-2)
33t. Peasoup Andersons, Lompoc, CA (0-2)
33t. Coors, Denton, TX (0-2)
33t. Athletes-in-Action, Honolulu, HI (0-2)
33t. Doc’s Sports Bar, West Pittston, PA (0-2)
33t. Stozek’s, Greeley, CO (0-2)

1982 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, Florida (93-13)
Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina (143-24)


This championship was a longtime coming for Jerry’s Caterers of Miami, FL.  After Jerry’s won their first game over Mann’s-Vada of Atlanta 10-2 with Bruce Meade going 3-4, they ran into trouble in their second game losing to defending champ, Howard’s/Western Steer 16-11.

Dick Bartell had 2 HR and 5 RBI to lead Howards. Meade was 3-4 again. But this put Jerry’s in the loser’s bracket.  York Barbell/Ken Sanders won two straight in the winner’s bracket 19-9 and 18-17.

Charles Wright (3 HR in 19-9 game) and Craig Elliott (3 HR in 18-17 game) led the offense for the York/Sanders crew.

Howard’s won two more in the winner’s bracket as Rick Scherr broke the all time single season HR record set by Mighty Joe Young, playing for Steele’s Sports in 1980. Scherr hit number 338 to pass Young.  Rick Scherr and Stan Harvey combined for 7 HR and 14 RBI against York-Sanders to win the winners bracket final 33-8.

Meanwhile, defending Major Class Champion, Elite Coatings led by Cecil Whitehead won its second straight as well as Whitehead was 5-6 with 5 RBIs for Elite Coatings in its opening game victory.

Jerry’s started its run through the loser’s bracket by beating Copher Brothers 9-6 and Garrett & Houck 15-7. Jerry’s Mike Bolen had 6 RBI in that last game. After eliminating Elite Coatings 47-13 (Meade was 8-8 in that game and Harold Kelly had 2 HR and 6 RBI in one inning) and York Barbell/Ken Sanders 26-19, Jerry’s had to defeat the might Howard’s squad two straight games.

Bruce Meade was a one man wrecking crew as he led Jerry’s to a 25-11 win in the first final as he clubbed 3 HR and collected 7 RBI.

Then in the Final Championship Game, Jerry’s defeated Howards 10-8 to capture the ASA Super National Championship.  Meade was 2-3 in that last game with a double and a single.


  • MVP – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers (26-37, .703, 12 HR, 32 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – 12
  • Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – .703
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers

ASA SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s (15-33, .455, 5 HR)
  • C – Harold Kelley, Jerry’s (17-31, .548, 9 HR)
  • 1B – Stan Harvey, Howard’s (13-22, .590, 6 HR)
  • 2B – Bill Meyer, Jerry’s (20-34, .588)
  • 3B – Rick Scherr, Howard’s (12-24, .500, 9 HR)
  • SS – Charles Wright, York/Sanders (10-16, .625, 4 HR)
  • OF – Richard Wilborn, Howard’s (11-18, .611, 1 HR)
  • OF – Dick Bartel, Howard’s (13-20, .650, 5 HR)
  • OF – Curtis Williams, York/Sanders (9-13, .692)
  • OF – Cecil Whitehead, Elite (12-19, .632, 3 HR)
  • UT – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s (26-37, .703, 12 HR)
  • UT – Mike Bolen, Jerry’s (19-33, .576, 4 HR)
  • UT – James Washington, Jerry’s (19-28, .679, 6 HR)
  • UT – Freddie Trice, Elite (11-16, .688, 6 HR)

ASA SUPER ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P – Craig Elliott, York/Sanders (8-15, .533, 5 HR)
  • C – Mike Parrott, Jerry’s (16-30, .533, 3 HR)
  • 1B – Bill Pollack, York/Sanders (9-17, .529, 6 HR)
  • 2B – Dennis Myers, Howard’s (11-19, .579, 4 HR)
  • 3B – Lacy Brumley, Mann’s-Vada (8-15, .533, 4 HR)
  • OF – Mike Cellura, Howard’s (10-21, .476, 3 HR)
  • OF – Clyde Guy, York/Sanders (7-14, .500, 1 HR)
  • OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s (10-20, .500, 5 HR)
  • OF – Mike Nye, York/Sanders (9-18, .500, 1 HR)
  • OF – Homer Salazar, Garrett & Houck (9-12, .750, 3 HR)
  • OF – Perry Kennington, Mann’s-Vada (10-15, .667)
  • OF – Richard Mummaw, Elite Coatings (9-14, .643, 3 HR)
  • UT – Myles Schexnayder, Jerry’s (9-19, .474, 3 HR)
  • UT – Ronnie Ford, Elite Coatings (12-21, .571, 3 HR)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (7-1)
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (3-2)
3. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA (2-2)
4. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA (2-2)
5t. Garrett & Houck, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
5t. Mann’s-Vada, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
7t. Copher Brothers, Tampa, FL (1-2)
7t. T&K, Lexington, KY (1-2)
9t. Dan’s Sports, Tampa, FL (0-2)
9t. Alabama Sports, Birmingham, AL (0-2)