Category: ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch

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

 

2019 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2019 held at Waxahachie, Texas.


Champion: Lady SNI, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Runner Up: Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos, Harrodsburg, Kentucky


Lady SNI claimed the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship trophy with a 5-1 overall record, scoring a total of 73 runs in their six games of the tournament.

In the Championship contest, scoring came early and often for Low Bobs, with four runs being plated in the top of the first inning. Lady SNI was quick to respond, scoring three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning and cutting the Low Bobs lead to one. Four more runs were added to the board for Low Bobs, extending their lead now 8-4 in the bottom of the fourth inning. After four quiet innings from Lady SNI, a three-run seventh inning threatened the Low Bobs lead but it was not enough to earn the victory as Low Bobs took the 8-7 win, forcing the if-necessary game for a winner-take-all contest.

The Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos offense struck first in the final game of the tournament, taking an early 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning. They plated another three runs in the top of the second after a lead off double by Alysia Hively and a triple from Holly Luciano to extend their lead, 5-0.

Lady SNI answered back in the bottom of the second, stringing together four singles and cutting the Low Bobs lead down to 5-3. Always quick to respond, however, a leadoff triple by Christina Ciolek and a sacrifice fly from Sarah Carlson scored another Low Bobs run, extending their lead to 6-3 after the top of third frame.

The Lady SNI offense exploded in the bottom of the third inning, plating four runs off of five singles. A 1-2-3 inning from Low Bobs in the top of the fourth sent Lady SNI back to the plate to score four more runs, extending their lead, 11-6, after four innings of play.

After another quiet inning from Low Bobs in the top of the fifth, Lady SNI gapped four singles in the bottom of the frame, adding one run to their lead. Luciano broke the offensive silence for Low Bobs in the top of the sixth with a sacrifice fly, scoring Erin Bradley who singled earlier in the inning, making the score 12-7.

A scoreless bottom of the sixth from Lady SNI brought Low Bobs to the plate for their final chance at the trophy, but a superior defensive inning from Lady SNI secured their 12-7 victory.

Megan Miller led the Lady SNI offense, going a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate and scoring three RBI.


  • MVP – Steph Hartness, Lady SNI
  • Batting Leader – Amanda Pantley, Derby Girls (15-19, 11 RBI, 6 Runs) – .789
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (14-21, .667, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 11 Runs) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Alexandria Herring, Khaos (10-14, .714, 4 RBI, 6 Runs) – 1

2019 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Robin Stebbins, Lady SNI
P – Annie Rardin, Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos
IF – Sarah Carlson, Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos
IF – Kelly Park, SIS/OA/Red
IF – Dani Wayt, Lady SNI
IF – Katie Mandigo, Lady SNI
IF – Terri Ross, Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos
OF – Steph Hartness, Lady SNI
OF – Kara Hatmaker, Lady SNI
OF – Tyquilla Abdoo, Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth
UTIL – Alysia Hively, Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos
UTIL – Katie Burdeaux, SIS/OA/Red
UTIL – Paige Shields, SIS/OA/Red
UTIL – Ashley Mack, Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth
UTIL – Laurel Pillifant, Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Lady SNI, Altmonte Springs, FL (5-1)
2. Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos, Harrodsburg, KY (5-2)
3. Backmanteam 24/Miken/Worth, Apollo Beach, FL (4-2)
4. SIS/OA/Red, Converse, TX (3-2)
5t. Traders Reloaded, Collierville, TN (2-2)
5t. Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton, Kent, WA (2-2)
7t. Twisted Sistahs, Leominster, MA (2-2)
7t. On Point, Grimes, IA (2-2)
9t. SIS/FAI/Miken, Harmony, FL (1-2)
9t. Us Womens Armed Forces, Washington DC, MD (1-2)
9t. SIS/OA/Yellow, Manassas, VA (1-2)
9t. Xtreme/Athion, Lino Lakes, MN (1-2)
13t. Lady Mojo/F.A.I./Snc Sports, Louisa, VA (0-2)
13t. SIS/OA/Purple, Kent, WA (0-2)
13t. SIS/OA/Blue, Cicero, NY (0-2)

2019 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Champion – Lady SNI

 

2019 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Runner Up – Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos

 

2019 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Third Place – Backman/Team 24/Miken/Worth

2018 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2018 held in Portland, Oregon at Delta Park.


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


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 RBI, 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 RBI 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 RBI. 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 RBI, 18 Runs, 4 BB)
  • Batting Champion – Kristen Shifflett, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-25, 15 RBI, 8 Runs) – .720
  • HR Champion – Christan Dowling, Smash IT/Derby Girls/EA (18-26, .692, 22 RBI, 16 Runs) – 5

ASA OPEN WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

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

2017 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2017 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion: Derby Girls, Kent, Washington
Runner Up: All Armed Forces, Lackland AFB, Texas


Derby Girls would open up the game in the bottom of the second. Salcedo, Hollman, Kami Marrott, Miller and Stefanie Watt each drove in additional runs to extend Derby Girls’ lead to 10-1. Another five-run inning came in the bottom of the third for Derby Girls after Dara Toman hit an RBI single, Christan Dowling hit a three-run home run and Durand doubled to plate run number 15. Laura Harms would help Derby Girls seal the run rule victory after singling to drive in Watt in the bottom of the fourth. The All Armed Forces team earned a spot in the Championship Game after battling through the loser’s bracket. Dropping their first game of the tournament to On-Point 12-2, the All Armed Forces would win three-straight to earn a spot in the Championship Finals. All Armed Forces was let by Tournament MVP and home run champion Jordan Brown, who hit .800 with 15 RBI and five home runs.


  • MVP – Kristen Shifflet, Derby Girls (5-7, .714, 7 Runs)
  • Batting Champion – Jordan Brown, All Armed Forces – (12-15, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 9 Runs) – .800
  • HR Champion – Jordan Brown, All Armed Forces – 5

2017 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

Marisa Basham, On Point
Danielle Kisner, On Point
Aldenise Ewing, Khaos
Sherri Hollis, Khaos
Ashley Rios, Khaos
Chelsea Davis, Khaos
Schameka White, All Armed Forces
Jordan Brown, All Armed Forces
Kennedy Houser, All Armed Forces
Erika Cintron, All Armed Forces
Kristen Shifflet, Derby Girls
Kami Marrott, Derby Girls
Tara Salcedo, Derby Girls
Christan Dowling, Derby Girls
Dara Toman, Derby Girls


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Derby Girls, Kent, WA (3-0)
2. All Armed Forces, Lackland AFB, TX (3-2)
3. Khaos, Harmony, FL (2-2)
4. On Point, Grimes, IA (2-2)
5t. Bryant Express, Bryant, AR (1-2)
5t. Demarini Tuff, Marysville, WA (1-2)
7. Enough Said, Tallahassee, FL (0-2)

2016 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2016 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion: Derby Girls/ASP/Combat, Kent, Washington
Runner Up: Khaos, Harmony, Florida


The Derby Girls scored four runs in the 4th inning to put the final game out of reach for Khaos. The final was 8-1 as Brooke Connell provided the only offense Khaos had with a 3-4 performance along with driving in the only run for the Florida girls. Melissa Perez (15-21, .714, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs), Tara Salcedo (14-22, .636, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs), Amanda Pantley (15-19, .789, 11 RBIs, 6 Runs) and Julie Wisniewski all had 2 hits for the Derby Girls. Bri Benesh (8-12, .667) collected 2 RBIs. Derby Girls/ASP/Combat outscored Khaos 17-3 to hand them back-to-back losses and secure the Women’s Open National title at ASA Hall of Fame Complex Sunday. Despite dropping a 15-5 decision to Khaos Saturday evening, Derby Girls/ASP/Combat defeated Smurf-U, 13-3, to earn a spot in the Championship Game and call for a rematch themselves. While Khaos hung in the game, Derby Girls/ASP/Combat pulled away late for the 9-2 victory. Derby Girls/ASP/Combat’s Dowling was solid at the plate, going 3-for-4 while driving in one and scoring three runs. Derby Girls/ASP/Combat saw four cross the plate in the first inning and proceeded to keep Khaos scorelss until they scored two in the fourth inning. However, it was not enough and Derby Girls/ASP/Combat would force the previously-undefeated team to play an “if-necessary” game for the Championship title. The final game of the tournament was almost déjà vu for Derby Girls/ASP/Combat. The Washington team never trailed after scoring four runs in the first on two doubles, an RBI single byJulie Wisniewski, and an RBI triple by Amanda Pantley. Derby Girls/ASP/Combat went on to score four runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly byLaura Harms, a two-run single by Bri Benesh and an RBI single by Dowling. Khaos managed to score one in the fourth but in the end, it was Derby Girls/ASP/Combat who claimed the Women’s Open division title following a 8-1 victory.


  • MVP – Amanda Pantley, Derby Girls (15-19, .789, 11 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Amanda Pantley, Derby Girls (15-19, 11 RBI, 6 Runs) – .789
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (14-21, .667, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 11 Runs) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Alexandria Herring, Khaos (10-14, .714, 4 RBI, 6 Runs) – 1

2016 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

Catlin Bouschet, Khaos
Savannah Brown, Khaos
Melissa Perez, Derby Girls/ASP/Combat
Amanda Pantley, Derby Girls/ASP/Combat
Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/ASP/Combat
Sheri Hollis, Khaos
Bri Benesh, Derby Girls/ASP/Combat
Dara Toman, Derby Girls/ASP/Combat
Alexandria Herring, Khaos
Michelle Varga, Khaos
Brittany Martin, WOC
Ashlee Gamble, Smurf-U
Tammy Higginbotham, Derby Girls/ASP/Combat
Chelsea Zgrabik, Khaos
Tara Salcedo, Derby Girls/ASP/Combat


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Derby Girls/ASP/Combat, Kent, WA (5-1)
2. Khaos, Harmony, FL (3-2)
3. Smurf-U, Chickasha, OK (3-2)
4. WOC, Grimes, IA (2-2)
5t. Dolan Auto Group Fillies, Reno, NV (1-2)
5t. Aksarben Skers, Lincoln, NE (1-2)
7t. All Armed Forces, San Antonio, TX (0-2)
7t. Local Legends, Whitesboro, TX (0-2)

2015 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2015 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion: All Armed Forces, Sam Houston, Texas
Runner Up: Derby Girls, Kent, Washington


A 10-run explosion in the second inning helped land the U.S. Armed Forces the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National title.  In a 16-6 win (five innings) over Derby Girls/Combat/Softball.com, each member of the Armed Forces recorded a hit as the team totaled for 18 hits during their offensive fueled victory in Sunday’s Championship Game.  The Armed Forces finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record while hitting .573 as a team.

The Armed Forces struck big in the second inning, plating 10 runs in the second on a three triples, two singles and a sac fly.  Tournament MVP April Ortenzo was red hot for the Armed Forces, racking up three RBI on two hits for the Armed Forces. She doubled in the first inning and tripled in the third inning.

Derby Girls looked to mount a comeback in the third inning as three runs would cross the plate, but the Armed Forces would tack on another five runs in the bottom half of the frame to extend their lead.  Down to their final at-bat, Derby Girls loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the fifth, but the Armed Forces defense held strong to get a double play before a groundout to the third baseman brought the game to a close.

Derby Girls earned a spot in the Championship Game after defeating the Askarben Skers 15-4 (six innings) earlier in the day.


  • MVP – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces (8-10, .800, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 10 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces – .800
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (7-13, .538, 5 Walks, .667 OB%, 13 RBI, 8 Runs) – 3

2015 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Krystal Cavette, All Armed Forces
IF – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces
IF – Kami Marrott, Derby Girls/Combat
IF – Marjorie Mills, All Armed Forces
IF – Erika Citron, All Armed Forces
IF – Victoria Pzsyk, All Armed Forces
OF – Stefanie Watt, Derby Girls/Combat
OF – Miranda Sanderson, All Armed Forces
OF – Holly Leiter, Derby Girls/Combat
OF – Teresa Herring, All Armed Forces
UTIL – Tara Salcedo, Derby Girls/Combat
UTIL – Abby Beach, Askarben Skers
UTIL – Bri Benesh, Derby Girls/Combat
UTIL – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Combat
UTIL – Ashley Tarver, Lady MVP


FINAL STANDINGS

1. All Armed Forces, Sam Houston, TX (3-0)
2. Derby Girls, Kent, WA (3-2)
3. Askarben Skers, Lincoln, NE (4-2)
4. Lady MVP, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2)
5t. Toxic Swirl, Duncan, OK (0-3)
5t. Wolfpack, Enid, OK (0-3)

NOTES: The tournament format was a three game guarantee bracket.

2014 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2014 held at Edmond, Oklahoma.


Champion: Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up: All Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.


The Derby Girls beat Armed Forces 9-6 in winners bracket Finals, then the Armed Forces came back and beat Derby Girls 16-13 forcing the IF game. Derby Girls scored 11 runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings to finish off a 16-6 run rule victory to defeat Armed Forces in the Championship Game. Kim Pierce (10-16, .625, 10 Runs) and Tara Salcedo both went 4-5 (including 3 Doubles) in the game to lead the Derby Girls. Megan Marie (10-16, .625, 9 RBI, 6 Runs) and Amy Doerflinger (7-12, .583, 9 RBI) combined for 6 hits and 9 RBIs in the win. Christan Dowling of the Derby Girls, the most feared hitter in Women’s Sofball History was intentionally Walked 5 times in the game and scored 4 runs. Dowling finished the tournament 4 for 4 with 11 Intentional Walks. Her 4 hits included 2 singles, a triple and a Home Run. Kim Pierce (10-16, .625, 3 RBI and 10 Runs) also had a great tournament for the Derby Girls.Melissa Graves (14-22, .636, 9 RBI, 12 Runs) went 3-4 to lead the Armed Forces team. Christian Camp also had a tremendous tournament for the Armed Forces squad ( 10-16, . 625 4 RBI, and 10 Runs), and a home run for 5 RBIs total and 9 Runs scored


  • MVP – Tara Salcedo, Derby Girls (9-16, .562, 3 Doubles, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Batting Award – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Combat (4-4, 1.000, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 11 BBs, 15-15, 1.000 OB%) – 1.000
  • Batting Leader – Lenia Braxton, Armed Forces (14-21, 14 RBIs 8 Runs) – .667
  • Batting Leader – Sahara Henson, Lady MVP (10-15, 7 RBIs,7 Runs) – .667
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Combat – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Misty Smith, Lady MVP (5-11, .455, 7 RBIs, 4 Runs) – 1

2014 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kat Sherer, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat
IF – Dara Toman, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat
IF – Megan Miller, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat
IF – Stefanie Watt, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat
IF – Leina Braxton, All Armed Forces
IF – Terri Hodges, All Armed Forces
OF – Amy Doerflinger, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat
OF – Kim Pierce, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat
OF – Melessa Graves, All Armed Forces
OF – Sahara Henson, Lady MVP
UT – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat
UT – Tammi Higginbotham, Derby Girls/Softball.com/Combat
UT – Christian Camp, All Armed Forces
UT – Kasey Castor, All Armed Forces
UT – Schameka White, All Armed Forces


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Derby Girls/Softball.Com/Combat, Seattle, WA (3-1)
2. All Armed Forces, Washington, DC (4-2)
3. Lady MVP, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2)
4. Wicked/Fallout Sports, Norman, OK (0-2)
5. Bad Rap, Elk City, OK (0-2)

2013 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2013 held at Freedom Ridge in Ridgeland, Mississippi.


Champion: Low Bob’s/Kinder/ Louisville Slugger, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Runner Up: All Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.


Low Bobs came through the losers bracket and defeated Armed Forces two straight games, 10-4 and then 7-4 in the final game. Terri Ellingsworth was 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored in that last game. Jessi Griffin added 2 hits with 3 RBI. For the tournament, Griffin was 8-13 (.615) with 8 RBI, Annie Rardin of the legendary ASA Rardin Family, was 10-18 with 3 RBI, and 7 Runs scored.


  • MVP – Terri Ellingsworth, Low Bob’s (13-18, .722, 5 Triples, 8 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Terri Ellingsworth, Low Bob’s (13-18) – .722
  • Home Run Leader – Miranda Campbell, Armed Forces (4-12, .333, 4 RBI, 2 Runs) – 1

2013 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Terri Andreoni, All Armed Forces
IF – Kristina Dempsey, All Armed Forces
IF – Shasta Rodriguez, All Armed Forces
IF – Miranda Campbell, All Armed Forces
IF – Andrea Costa, Low Bobs/Kinder/Louisville Slugger
IF – Abby Huntrods, Power Full Nutrition Renegadez
OF – Leina Braxton, All Armed Forces
OF – Annie Rardin, Low Bobs/Kinder/Louisville Slugger
OF – Jessie Griffin, Low Bobs/Kinder/Louisville Slugger
OF – Melissa McAninch, Power Full Nutrition Renegadez
UT – Rhonda Meier, Power Full Nutrition Renegadez
UT – Amy Scheweinfus, Low Bobs/Kinder/Louisville Slugger
UT – Mindy Hardison, Low Bobs/Kinder/Louisville Slugger
UT – Terri Ellingsworth, Low Bobs/Kinder/Louisville Slugger
UT – Karrie Warren, All Armed Forces


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Low Bobs/Kinder/Louisville Slugger, Harrodsburg, KY (4-1)
2. Team USA/Armed Forces, Washington, DC (2-2)
3. Power Full Nutrition Renegadez, Nevada, IA (1-2)
4. Maguire & Son Auto Brokers, Virginia Beach, VA (0-2)

2012 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2012 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion: Derby Girls/Combat, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up: U.S. Armed Forces, Fort Sill, Oklahoma


Despite the on-going rain at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex, the 2012 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch National championship trophy landed in the hands of the Derby Girls. The Derby Girls defeated Armed Forces 16-3 in the Championship Game to capture the Women’s Open title. Ending the day with a flawless 3-0 record and outscoring its opponents 49-13, the Derby Girls was led by tournament All American and Batting Champion Christian Dowling. The infielder was intentionally walked 10 times with five runs scored, one home run and three RBI. The Derby Girls beat Armed Forces 12-7 in Winner’s Bracket final, then won Championship against the same squad 16-3 behind Kat Sherer’s Pitching. Nicole Lantau and Darcy Johnson had 3 hits each in the game. Christian Dowling was walked 4 times in the game. She ended up 1 for 3 in the 3 games with a HR and 3 RBIs, scored 5 runs and was walked intentionally 10 times. Heather Post chipped in with a single and a triple along with 4 RBIs in the last game. Post concluded the tournament with (5-8, .625) 6 RBIs and 7 Runs Scored.


  • MVP – Kat Sherer, Derby Girls/Combat (5-8, .625, 2 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Batting Award – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (1-3, 10 Intentional Walks) – .786 OB%
  • Batting Leader – Candace Dugo, Armed Forces (10-15, 6 RBI, 8 Runs) – .667 (15 AB min)
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (1-3, .333, 3 RBI, 10 Intentional Walks) – 1 (fewest AB)
  • Home Run Leader – Nicole Lantau, Derby Girls (5-10, .500, RBI, 5 Runs) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Jennifer Morgan, Whoosh (6-8, .750, 3 RBI, 6 Runs) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Margo Hamilton, Whoosh (5-7, .714, 6 RBI, 3 Runs) – 1

2012 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kat Sherer, Derby Girls Combat
IF – Dana Heindon, Whoosh
IF – Jamie Baas, Ideal Hitters/Denison Drywall
IF – Lindsay Ciullo, US Armed Forces
IF – Danielle Eakins, Derby Girls Combat
IF – Tammi Higginbotham, Derby Girls Combat
OF – Candace Dujo, US Armed Forces
OF – Alyson McWherter, US Armed Forces
OF – Heather Post, Derby Girls Combat
OF – Tabitha Hulsey, Derby Girls Combat
UT – Mandy Young, Talapid
UT – Holly Sheriff, Ideal Hitters/Denison Drywall
UT – Kris Hagedorn, Ideal Hitters/Denison Drywall
UT – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls Combat
UT – Alexis Deverney, US Armed Forces


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Derby Girls Combat, Seattle, WA (3-0)
2. U.S. Armed Forces, Fort Sill, OK (2-2)
3. Ideal Hitters/Denison Drywall, Polk City, IA (2-2)
4. Talapid, Foreman, AR (1-2)
5. Whoosh, Choctaw, OK (0-2)

2011 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2011 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Champion: Enough Said, Tallahassee, Florida
Runner Up: Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.


The 2011 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch National championship trophy landed in familiar hands on Saturday evening at ASA Hall of Fame Complex. Enough Said (Tallahassee, Fla.) defeated Armed Forces 16-2 in the “if necessary” game to capture back-to-back Women’s Open titles. Ending the day with a 3-1 record and outscoring its opponents 44-17, Enough Said was led by tournament All American, batting champion (.867) and Most Valuable Player Aree Jenkins. The outfielder went 13-for-15 with 10 runs scored, one home run and five RBI. Armed Forces forced the “if” game by beating Enough Said 7-6 in the first final. The championship was not close as Enough said won 16-2 highlighted Tournament MVP Aree Jenkins who went 4-4 with 2 Doubles. Sirene Johnson also hit a Home Run, Johnson was 4-4 with 3 RBIs in the final game. Johnson finished up the tournament 10-15 (.667) with 7 runs scored. Stacey Symonds was 9-13 (.692) in the Tournament.


  • MVP – Aree Jenkins, Enough Said (13-15, .867, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Aree Jenkins, Enough Said (13-15) – .867
  • Home Run Leaders – Windy Klein, Quiet Storm (4-6, .667, 8 RBI, 5 Intentional Walks) – 3
  • Home Run Leaders – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (7-12, .583, 7 RBI) – 3

2011 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Mary Hoff, Enough Said
IF – Diana Williams, Enough Said
IF – Ashley Camp, Armed Forces
IF – Lorita Williams, Quiet Storm
IF – Trina McGee, Armed Forces
IF – Stacie Symonds, Enough Said
OF – Aree Jenkins, Enough Said
OF – Shaqina Smith, Armed Forces
OF – Stefanie Watt, Derby Girls
OF – Andrea Jackson, Quiet Storm
UT – Tracy Bougere, Enough Said
UT – Karrie Warren, Armed Forces
UT – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls
UT – Mya McRae, Derby Girls
UT – Sirene Johnson, Enough Said


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Enough Said, Tallahassee, FL (3-1)
2. Armed Forces, Washington, DC (4-2)
3. Derby Girls, Seattle, WA (2-2)
4. Quiet Storm, Killeen, TX (1-2)
5t. Ian’s Pride, Calhoun, GA (1-2)
5t. Hit List Softball, Moore, OK (0-2)