Category: ASA

1972 ASA Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

1972 tournament held at Drew Memorial Softball Complex in Jacksonville, Florida on September 2-4.

Champion – Jiffy’s Club, Louisville, Kentucky (80-12)
Runner Up – Triton Petroleum, Wichita, Kansas

Jiffy Club of Louisville, Ky., completed a 6-0 record Monday to win the national slow pitch softball tournament.

Jiffy defeated Triton Petroleum of Wichita, Kan., 24-14, in the finals after winning by 23-15 over the same team in the winners’ bracket finals or the double-elimination event.

It was Jiffy’s first title after many national appearances.

Warren Motors of Jacksonville finished third, suffering both losses to the surprising Triton team which was competing in its first national tourney.

Triton dumped Warren, 16-14, in the third round, then clipped the Jacksonville power by 19-17 in the losers’ bracket finals after Warren got past such teams as Long Island, N.Y., Empire Astros, 21-20, Little Ceasar’s of Detroit, 27-26, and Howard’s Furniture of Denver, N.C., 19-15, along with Mr. D’s of Seattle, Wash., 17-5.

in the Warren-Little Caesar’s game, the Jacksonville team jumped out 15-0 in the first three innings only to see the Detroit giants come back with 19 runs in the next two innings. Warren rallied for eight runs in the top of the seventh on four home runs and held on.

Howard’s finished in fourth place while Mr. D’s and Shaeffer Post of Trenton, N.J., tied for fifth and Little Ceasar’s and Stauffer of Warren, ID., tied for seventh. Shaeffer won six straight in the losers’ bracket before falling to Howard’s, 11-8.

Defending champion Virginia Beach, Va., was only 1-2, losing first to Jo’s-Smith of Milton, 33-31, and then to Rudder Construc-tion of Knoxville, Tenn. Jo’s-Smith tied for ninth while Valley Merchants of Phenix City, Ala., tied for 12th along with Rudder. Jerry’s of Miami, another Southern entry, was down the list at 1-2, losing both of its games to Little Ceasar’s.

H. T. Waller’s national home run record survived an early onslaught. He hit 16 while playing with runner-up Jo’s in 1969. Don Arndt of Howard’s, after hitting 12 in his first four games, ended up with 15 while Bill Gatti of Jiffy, who hit six in one game, and Al White of Warren both hit 14. Wailer played with Virginia Beach this year, hitting seven in the three games while going 12 for 13. Toby Harrison was the top hitter of the tournament (on 15 or more at bats) with an .827 mark for Jiffy.

  • MVP – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture
  • HR Leaders – Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club – 14
  • HR Leaders – Al White, Warren Motor’s – 14
  • Batting Leader – Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club – .906


P – Don Arndt, Howard Furniture (21-28, .750, 13 HR, 23 RBI, 19 Runs ) – won the MVP award, even though his team finished 4th.
P – Bob Auten, Little Caesars (12-21, .571, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 12 Runs)
C – Van Jenkins, Warren Motors (22.34, .647, 10 HR, 20 RBI, 21 Runs)
C – Randall Elser, Stauffer’s Realty (14, 23, .609, 8 HR, 20 RBI, 12 Runs)
1B – Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (29-32, .906, 13 HR, 22 RBI, 24 Runs)
2B – Ron Yates, Howard Furniture (13-23, .565, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 10 Runs)
3B – Doug Majhers, Triton Petroleum (20-27, .747, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 15 Runs)
SS – Mike Casey, Jiffy Club (15-29, .517, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 11 Runs)
OF – Jack Davis, Mr. D’s (16-23, .696, 8 HR, 18 RBI, 15 Runs)
OF – Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (20-28, .714, 15 HR, 28 RBI, 22 Runs)
OF – Reggie Soehlig, Warren Motors (24-37, .649, 11 HR, 21 RBI, 21 Runs)
OF – John Spadaccino, Schaefer Post (23-32, .719, 5 HR, 17 RBI, 16 Runs)
UT – Jim Galloway, Empire County Astros (16-23, .696, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 15 Runs)
UT – Stan Patykula, Schaefer Post (20-30, .667, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 15 Runs)


P – Dennis Parrish, Warren Motors (17-33, .519, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 13 Runs)
P – Joe Sims, Jiffy Club (no info)
C – Dan King, Jiffy Club (19-30, .633, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 17 Runs)
C – Preston Powell, Non Ferrous (12-19, .632, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 12 Runs)
1B – Al White, Warren Motors (30-36, .833, 14 HR, 33 RBI, 26 Runs)
2B – Frank Sorrells, Jo’s-Smith (10-15, .667, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 9 Runs)
3B – Bill Malloy, Empire County Astros (17-23, .739, 7 HR, 19 RBI, 16 Runs)
SS – Steve Dixon, Warren Motors (no info)
OF – Joe Lowry, Jiffy Club (22-32, .688, 8 HR, 15 RBI, 20 Runs)
OF – Steve Shurina, Empire County Astros (17-23, .739, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 14 Runs)
OF – Larry Migliaccio, Schaefer Post (18-31, .581, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 16 RBIs)
OF – Ron Kasa, Schaefer Post (19-31, .631, 11 HR, 23 RBI, 20 Runs)
UT – Mac Richardson, Howard Furniture  (14-22, .636, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 11 Runs)
UT – Larry Berger, Triton Petroleum (19-28, .679, 8 HR, 22 RBI, 14 Runs)


H.T. Waller, Piledrivers (12-13, .923, 7 HR, 12 RBI, 10 Runs)
Phil Higgins, Copper Hearth (6-8, .750, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
Bill Cole, Little Caesars (18-25, .720, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 12 Runs)
Bert Smith, Piledrivers (10-14, .714, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 11 Runs)
Phil Schroer, Jiffy Club (19-27, .704, 8 HR, 19 RBI, 24 Runs)
Ron Potter, Jiffy Club (19-28, .679, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 14 Runs)
Roger Brown, Howard Furniture (17-26, .654, 7 HR, 17 RBI, 17 Runs)
Mike Foley, Empire County Astros (17-27, .630, 7 HR, 16 RBI, 15 Runs)
Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (17-27, .630, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 14 Runs)
Artie Kearns, Schaeffer Post (15-24, .625, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 14 Runs)
Gary LaDue, Little Caesars (15-24, .625, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 11 Runs)
Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (17-29, .586, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 14 Runs
Tex Collins, Little Caesars (14-24, .583, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 12 Runs)
Rick Scherr, Copper Hearth (7-12, .583, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 7 Runs)
Gene Fisher, Howard Furniture (15-26, .577, 6 HR, 10 RBI, 15 Runs)
Gary Richter, Empire Astros (12-21, .571, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 6 Runs)
Mike Nye, Warren Motors (21-37, .568, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 22 Runs)
Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (10-18, .556, 2 HR, 5 HR, 6 RBI)
Randy Gorrell, Howard Furniture (15-27, .556, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 16 Runs)
James Washington, Jerry’s Caterers (6-11, .545, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 6 Runs)
Darrell Leake, Warren Motors (21-38, .533, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 19 Runs)
Lou Russo, Empire County Astros (13-26, .520, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 15 Runs)


1. Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY (6-0)
2. Triton Petroleum, Wichita, KS (5-2)
3. Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL (6-2)
4. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC (4-2)
5t. Mr. D’s, Seattle, WA (3-2)
5t. Schaeffer Post 458, Trenton, NJ (6-2)
7t. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI (4-2)
7t. Stauffer’s Realty, Warren, OH (4-2)
9t. Greenbelt Shell, Fulton, MD (2-2)
9t. Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
9t. Empire County Astros, Levittown, NY (3-2)
9t. Jo’s Pizza-Smith Plumbing, Milton, FL (2-2)
13t. Valley Merchants, Phoenix City, AL (2-2)
13t. Virginia Doors, Chesapeake, VA (2-2)
13t. Turner Welding, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
13t. Rudder Construction, Knoxville, TN (2-2)
17t. Cee Bass Realty. Portsmouth, VA (1-2)
17t. Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
17t. Hauck’s Cafe, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
17t. Pizza Hut, Wichita, KS (1-2)
17t. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (1-2)
17t. Ronnie’s, Greenwich, CT (1-2)
17t. Downtown Ford, Sacramento, CA (1-2)
17t. Indian Lake Piledrivers, Virginia Beach, VA (1-2)
25t. Brookline Young Men’s Club, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)
25t. Priced Rite Trophies, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2)
25t. Stroh’s Beer, Springfield, OH (0-2)
25t. Maplewood Plumbing & Heating, Maplewood, MN (0-2)
25t. Village Inn Pizza, Bozeman, MT (0-2)
25t. M&C Trucking, Worcester, MA (0-2)
25t. T.A.O., Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
25t. Armed Services All Stars, USA (0-2)
33. Lakeshore Sands, Euclid, OH (0-2)

1972 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1972 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Champion – Vernhardt’s Inn, Levittown, New York
Runner Up – Jolly Bar, Detroit, Michigan

Jolly Bar won their first couple games then lost their first game on Monday and had to deal with the rain delay schedule. Vernhardt’s Won their first three games and then the rain delays started and they won all three on the last day to win the championship. Tom Back was said to have won 4 of the 6 games Jolly Bar played with either a game winning hit or game saving catch to earn MVP honors.

  • MVP – Tom Back, Jolly Bar


P – Rick Leek, Vernhardt’s Inn
C – Ron Fitanor, Travelers
1B – Joe Gagliardi, Pepsico
2B – Larry Johinovotch, Jolly Bar
3B – Junior Riggs, Travelers
SS – Bob Hummer, Jolly Bar
OF – Bobby Mercer, Jolly Bar
OF – Ray Klett, Vernhardt’s Inn
OF – Guidici, Henco Builders
OF – Tom Back, Jolly Bar


1. Vernhardt’s Inn, Levittown, NY (6-0)
2. Jolly Bar, Detroit, MI (6-2)
3. Pepsico, Valhalla, NY (4-2)
4. Rantoul, Illinois (4-2)
5t. Steinhafel, Wisconsin (5-2)
5t. Tino’s, Chicago, IL (4-2)
7t. Travelers, Louisville, KY (4-2)
7t. Henco Builders, Rochester, NY (4-2)
9t. Jay’s AC, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
9t. Johnny Mac, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
9t. Colonel’s Retreat, Thibodaux, LA (2-2)
9t. Minnehaha Bowl, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
13t. Troy Redmen/Holy Name, Troy, MI (2-2)
13t. Conti Brothers, Providence, RI (2-2)
13t. Bridgeport Men, Bridgeport, NE (2-2)
13t. Solway Hardware, Oak Ridge, TN (2-2)
17t. Corner Distributors, Bronx, NY (1-2)
17t. Hunts Tavern, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
17t. Dubois Chemical, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Mack Truck, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Eagles, Minnesota (1-2)
17t. Maria’s Pizza, Grand Rapids, MI (1-2)
17t. Dino’s, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
25t. Prudential, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Strosh’s Place, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
25t. Sports Bar, Fargo, ND (0-2)
25t. Phi Lamda Chi, Fayetteville, AR (0-2)
25t. Jumbo’s, Hepzibah, WV (0-2)
25t. Samuel’s Grocery, Richmond, VA (0-2)
25t. Gerres Construction, Elkton, DE (0-2)

1972 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1972 held at Tucson, Arizona.

Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (60-6)
Runner Up – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California (78-9)

For the fourth straight year, the Raybestos Brakettes and the Orange Lionettes met in the Championship game. Orange Lionettes won in 1969 and 1970, while the Raybestos Brakettes won last year (1971) and this year (1972).

Donna Lopiano pitched a brilliant game to seal the deal for her MVP Award. The game was scoreless for 8 innings, but in the top of the 9th, the Orange Lionettes scored 2 runs on an RBI single by Mickey Davis and a solo Home Run by Nancy Ito.

Welborn took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, only to see the Raybestos Brakettes come through and score three runs to win. After Cece Ponce walked, Pat Harrison bombed a 2-run homer into the left field bleachers to tie the score at two. Later in the inning, Willie Roze (5-15, .333 average in the tournament) came through with the game winning double to win the title.

Lopiano gave up four hits and struck out 4.

Losing pitcher Nancy Welborn scattered 9 hits and struck out 2.

Marilyn Harris of Pekin Lettes was 6-13 .462 and did not have enough at bats to qualify for the batting title.

Fern Gardner of Salt Lake City Shamrocks 3-1.

  • MVP – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes
  • HR Leader – Marjorie Drew, Waltham Drifters – 2
  • Batting Leader – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes – .417
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching MVP Award – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes
  • Erv Lind Award Defensive MVP – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Fresno Rockets


P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0, 32K/21 IP, 1 ER and 6-18, .333 average, 2 RBI at the plate)
P – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0, 20 Ks/23 IP, 2 ER, no-hitter, pitched 3-2, 9 inning final; .7-21, .333 average, 6 RBI, 1 Run, Grand Slam HR batting)
P – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes (6-2, 3 shutouts, 34 K, 59 IP, 8 ER in 8 games)
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Paula Boulette, Waltham Drifters
1B – Marge Drew, Waltham Drifters
2B – Rose Marie “Rosie” Adams, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Sue Sims, Orange Lionettes
SS – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Fresno Rockets (6-13) – .462 – not enough at bats to qualify for batting title
OF – Mary Lou Adams, Orange Lionettes
OF – Sheila Patterson, Fresno Rockets
OF – Carol Greene, Waltham Drifters
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes (10-24, .417, 5 RBI)


P – Cathy Benedetto, Portland Lee Nuggets (3-2, 33 IP, 32 K)
P – Joyce Bak, Waltham Drifters (3-1)
P – Pat Whitman, Rising Sun Wanderers
C – Marta Aardema, Utah Shamrocks
C – Sherron Bredeen, Portland Lee Nuggets
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes
2B – Joan Paulson, Rimnac-Hanson
3B – Rosemarie Derer, Rising Sun Wanderers
SS – Phyllis Shaak, Rising Sun Wanderers
OF – Nancy Snyder, Portland Lee Nuggets
OF – Gloria Helms, Fresno Rockets
OF – Mickey Davis, Orange Lionettes
OF – Cecilia Ponce, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Jody Schwick, Utah Shamrocks


1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (6-2) (South Pacific Coast)
3. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
4. Dave Lee Golden Nuggets, Portland, OR (3-2) (Northwestern)
5t. Manero’s Walthem Drifters, Waltham, MA (4-2) (New England)
5t. Rising Sun Wanderers, Telford, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
7t. Utah Shamrocks Salt Lake City, UT (2-2) (Rocky Mountain)
7t. Rimnac-Hanson Benjos, Bloomington, MN (2-2) (Northern)
9t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (1-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Pekin-Lettes, Pekin, IL (1-2) (West Central)
9t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (1-2) (Southern)
9t. Ed Meir Ford Mustangs, Memphis, TN (1-2) (Southwestern
13t. Detroit Metros, Detroit, MI (1-2) (East Central)
13t. JFK Patriettes, Omaha-Wahoo, NE (1-2) (Western)
13t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, CA (0-2) (Cactus)
13t. Shamrocks, North Tonawanda, NY (0-2) (Mid Atlantic)
17t. Tucson Roadrunners, Tucson, AZ (0-2) (Host)
17t. Chargers, Freeport, TX (0-2) (Texas)


Alaska Champ – Alaska 49ers, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Canada Champ – Vancouver Green & Louie, Vancouver, BC did not attend.

1972 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1972 held at Dallas, Texas on September 10-16.

Champion – Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, Connecticut
Runner Up – Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, Florida

Left fielder Al Yaeger singles with the bases loaded in the eight inning as the Raybestos Cardinals defeated the Clearwater Bombers 1-0 to win the national fastpitch championship.

Yaeger’s one out single off Bomber right hander Bob Quinn broke up a tight pitcher’s duel.

  • MVP – Metro Szeryk, Raybestos Cardinals
  • Batting Leader – Vinnie Caserto, Little Brauhaus – .444
  • Home Run Leader – Larry Daniels, Clearwater Bombers – 3
  • Home Run Leader – Doug Mason, Clearwater Bombers – 3
  • Home Run Leader – Gerry DeFiglio, Little Brauhaus – 3
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award – Metro Szeryk, Raybestos Cardinals


P – Metro Szeryk, Raybestos Cardinals (4-0, 26 IP, 29 K, gave up only 1 run,  pitched 1-0 final)
P – Chuck D’Arcy, Sargent’s (3-1)
P – Al Lewis, Raybestos Cardinals (2-0)
C – Dick Paparo, Clearwater Bombers
C – Jack Tillery, Armed Forces
1B – Don Speed, Clearwater Bombers
2B – Tommy Moore, Clearwater Bombers
3B – Doug Mason, Clearwater Bombers (7-18, .389, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)
SS – John Anquillare, Raybestos Cardinals
OF – Don Marrs, Scenic Shoppers
OF – Al Yaeger, Raybestos Cardinals
OF – Vinnie Caserto, Little Brauhaus (8-18, 5 RBI, 7 Runs)
OF – Joe Molinaro, Little Brauhaus
UTIL – Bob Bellmore, Raybestos Cardinals


P – Bobby Quinn, Clearwater Bombers (2-2)
P – Dick Christensen, Pay ‘n Pak
P – Cliff Ong, Little Brauhaus
C – Junior Williams, Scenic Shoppers
C – Gerry DeFiglio, Little Brauhaus (6-9, .667, 4 RBI, 4 Runs)
1B – George Adam, Raybestos Cardinals
2B – Phillip Johnson, Armed Forces
3B – Don Dungee, Little Brauhaus
SS – Roger Bledsoe, Pay ‘n Pak
OF – Andy Stunick, Sargent’s
OF – Larry Daniels, Clearwater Bombers (6-17, .353, 7 RBI, 3 Runs)
OF – Carl Walker, Raybestos Cardinals
OF – Bob Green, Hagestad’s VW
UTIL – Bill Cooper, Clearwater Bombers


1. Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT (6-0) (New England)
2. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (4-2) (Southern)
3. Little Brauhaus, Poughkeepsie, NY (5-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
4. Sargents, Sacramento, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
5t. Hagestad VW, Englewood, CO (3-2) (Rocky Mountain)
5t. Armed Forces, USA (3-2) (Armed Forces)
7t. Welty Way, Cedar Rapids, IA (2-2) (Defending Champ)
7t. Pay ‘n Pak, Seattle, WA (2-2) (Northwestern)
9t. Scenic Shoppers, Springfield, MO (2-2) (Western)
9t. Wilsey Construction, Indianapolis, IN (1-2) (West Central)
9t. Light Crete, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (1-2) (East Central)
9t. Whitaker Buick, St. Paul, MN (1-2) (Northern)
13t. U-Kamp, Phoenix, AZ (1-2) (Cactus)
13t. AB & S Sports, Inglewood, CA (1-2) (South Pacific Coast)
13t. Schaefer Beer, Baltimore, MD (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
13t. Robertson Plumbing, Greenville, MS (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Combustion Engineers, Chattanooga, TN (0-2) (South Atlantic)
17t. Pal’s National Paint, Dallas, TX (0-2) (Host)
17t. SH Lynch, Dallas, TX (0-2) (Texas)


Alaska Champ – Alaska Builders Cache, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI did not attend. Canada Champ – Weyburn Canadians, Saskatchewan did not attend.

1972 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1972 held at York, Pennsylvania.

Champion: Riverside Ford, Cincinnati, Ohio (60-11)
Runner Up: Satellite Beach Comets, Satellite Beach, Florida (59-16)

Comets forced the championship to a second game with a 4-3 win, but Riverside Ford won the final game 5-4 on a 2-out single that plated the tying and winning runs. Gail Fitzgerald (15-26, .577) and Nancy Oldham (18-34, .529, HR, 9 RBI) lead the Comets.

  • MVP – Sue Malcolm, Riverside Ford (14-27, .529, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Susan Smith, Acme Rebelletes (11-19, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 11 Runs) – .579
  • Home Run Leader – Connie Schnell, Louisville (10-21, .476, 4 RBI) – 3
  • Home Run Leader – L. Thomas, Detroit (9-12, .429, 12 RBI) – 3


P – Judy Hedgecock, Satellite Beach Comets
P – Marsha Replogle, Riverside Ford
C – Marty Sibley, Acme Revellettes
C – Gail Fitzgerald, Satellite Beach Comets
1B – Rita Clanton, Acme Revellettes
2B – Debbie Bush, Acme Revellettes
3B – Sue Malcolm, Riverside Ford
SS – Nancy Oldham. Satellite Beach Comets
OF – Sharon Harris, Satellite Beach Comets
OF – Velma Lehman, Riverside Ford
OF – Connie Schnell, Hi-Landers
OF – Judy Blucker, Fotochrome Dots
UT – Diane Heilman, York Barbellets
UT – Corliss Bivan, Hi-Landers


P – Millie Medina, Fotochrome Dots
P – Ann Paules, York Barbellets
C – Clara Cochran, Springfield Robinettes
C – Vicki Lollar, Motown Soul Sisters
1B – Karen McGrath, Satellite Beach Comets
2B – Charlotte Howza, Motown Soul Sisters
3B – Sharon Johnson, Springfield Robinettes
SS – Linda Polley, Avantis
OF – Vicki Stambaugh, Riversde Ford
OF – Marcia Mueller, Hi-Landers
OF – Beatrice Lollar, Motown Soul Sisters
OF – Susan Smith, Acme Revellettes
UT – Jenny Johnson, Satellite Beach Comets
UT – Sharon Holtzapple, York Barbellets


1. Riverside Ford, Cincinnati, OH (6-1)
2. Satellite Beach Comets, Satellite Beach, FL (8-2)
3. Acme Revellettes. Montgomery, LA (4-2)
4. Hi-Landers, Louisville, KY (4-2)
5t. York Barbellettes, York, PA (3-2)
5t. Fotochrome Dots, Miami, FL (5-2)
7t. Robinettes, Springfield, OH (4-2)
7t. Motown Soul Sisters, Detroit, MI (3-2)
9t. Willowood Nursing Home, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
9t. Avantis, Minneapolis, MN (3-2)
9t. Rebel Drive-In, Chattanooga, TN (2-2)
9t. Kings, Billings, MT (2-2)
13t. Long Island AC Mice, Long Island, NY (2-2)
13t. Raney Tire, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
13t. Hensley’s, Charlottesville, VA (2-2)
13t. Gators, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2-2)
17t. Alamo National Bank, San Antonio, TX (1-2)
17t. Fox Valley Lassies, St. Charles, IL (1-2)
17t. Frisch’s Big Boys, Sidney OH (1-2)
17t. Browne’s, Hays, KS (1-2)
17t. East End Debs, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
17t. Block-Meeks Jacks, Little Rock, AR (1-2)
17t. The Virginians, Virginia Beach, VA (1-2)
17t. Yellow Jackets, Essex Junction, VT (0-2)
25t. Rock-n-Gans, Kansas City, KS (0-2)
25t. Rubi-Otts, Greensboro, NC (0-2)
25t. Hamilton Towing, Bellingham, WA (0-2)
25t. Salvation Army, York, PA (0-2)
25t. Chavez Construction, Espanola, NM (0-2)
25t. MHA Royals, Santa Rosa, CA (0-2)
25t. Hawaii ASA, Honolulu, HI (0-2)
25t. Allies, East Greenwich, RI (0-2)

1971 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1971 held at Louisville, Kentucky.

Co-Champion – Troy Redman, Troy, Michigan
Co-Champion – St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus, Detroit, Michigan

  • No MVP or all tournament team was named and no other information available

This was the first year of the ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch National Championships. The Class “A” meet drew-a field of 26 teams In its first outing. Teams came from Kansas, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Delaware, Rhode Island, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Michigan and six metro areas.

The winners bracket final between Troy Redmen and St. Patricks was tied 6-6 in the fifth inning when torrential rains came and washed away the rest of the tournament. Troy and St. Pats were awarded Co-Champs and Des Speilhaus of Wisconsin and Fairport Merchants of Rochester third and fourth respectively. Both were alive in the losers bracket.

Jefferson County Merchants and 5&10 Tap were awarded 5th and 6th as they were still alive as well, but did not advance as far as the other two teams with one loss. Also, Fairport defeated Jefferson County head-to-head. In the final few games played:

Winner’s bracket – Fairport Rochester Merchants defeated Jefferson County Merchants 4-1. Troy Redmen defeated Fairport Rochester Merchants 15-5. St. Patricks K of C defeated Milwaukee 5&10 Tap 10-3. In Loser’s Bracket games; Des Speilhaus eliminated Schumachers 12-4. Jefferson Merchants eliminated Corbin Pepsi Cola.

Also, Fairport Merchants defeated Jefferson County head-to-head. In the final few games played: Winner’s bracket – Fairport Merchants defeated Jefferson County Merchants 4-1. Troy Redmen defeated Fairport Merchants 15-5. St. Patricks K of C defeated Milwaukee 5&10 Tap 10-3. In Loser’s Bracket games; Des Speilhaus eliminated Schumachers 12-4. Jefferson Merchants eliminated Corbin Pepsi Cola.


1t. Troy Holy Name Redmen, Troy, OH (4-0)
1t. St. Patrick’s K of C, Detroit, MI (4-0)
3. Des Spielhaus, River Falls, WI (6-1)
4. Fairport Merchants, Rochester, NY (2-1)
5t. Jefferson County Merchants, Louisville, KY (4-1)
5t. 5&10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI (2-1)
7t. Schumacher SWBT, St. Louis, MO (4-2)
7t. American Savings, Pekin, IL (3-2)
9t. Pepsi Cola, Corbin, KY (2-2)
9t. Wayside, Buffalo, MN (2-2)
9t. Shoney’s Big Boy, Richmond, VA (2-2)
9t. St. Elizabeth, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
13t. Minnesota Mutual, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
13t. Moore Painting, Orlando, FL (1-2)
13t. Milford Merchants, Milford, MI (1-2)
13t. Howard Johnson’s, Lexington, KY (1-2)
17t. Mack’s Lounge, Newport, RI (1-2)
17t. Local 851, Joliet, IL (1-2)
17t. Digby Dodgers, Indianapolis, IN (1-2)
17t. Hicks Chevrolet, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
17t. Embalmers, Wilmington, DE (0-2)
17t. Red Roosters, Grand Island, NE (0-2)
17t. Moody Blues, Louisville, KY (0-2)
17t. Portland AC, Bowling Green, KY (0-2)
25t. Keilwood, Brownsville, KY (0-2)
25t. Jet Sets, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)



1971 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1971 held at Stratford, Connecticut.

Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (57-0)
Runner Up – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California (67-14)

Joan Joyce of Raybestos beat Nancy Welborn of Orange Lionettes 1-0 in the Championship game. Joyce tossed a no-hitter and struck out 10 Lionettes. Welborn scattered six hits, walked none and struck out only one batter. Joyce and Donna Lopiano each had two hits in the championship game to lead the Brakettes. The Brakettes went through the tournament winning five straight games, 4 of them by shut out and outscored their opponents by a 15-1 margin. The only run of the game was registered in the bottom of the 4th inning when Pat Harrison smashed a double to score Joyce. The throw was on time at the plate, but catcher Nancy Ito couldn’t hold onto the ball as Joyce and her aggressive base running jarred the ball loose at the plate.

24 games of the total 34 games in the tournament were shutouts. – Brakettes Pitchers went 5-0, 37 IP, 51 K, 5 Hits, 1 Run, 0 ER.

  • Co-MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Co-MVP – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes
  • HR Leader – Marilyn Bradley, Pekinettes – 1
  • Batting Leader – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes – .467
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching MVP Award – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes
  • Erv Lind Defensive MVP Award – Stephany Tenny, Orlando Rebels


P – Jean Daves, Orlando Rebels (4-2, 51 IP, 39 K, 3 shutouts)
P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0, 34 K, 21 IP, 0 ER, 2 no-hitters; 7-15, .467, 2 RBI, 2 Runs)
P – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes (6-2, 46 K, 53 IP 1 ER)
C – Mary Jane Boyd, Telford PA Wanderers
C – Peggy Kellers, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 17 K, 0 ER, no-hitter; 7-16, .438 average)
2B – Rose Marie “Rosie” Adams, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Billie Moore, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Sharron Backus, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Cyndi Lillock, Santa Clara Laurels
OF – Carol Lichtenberger, Plainfield Schaeferettes
OF – Diane Kalliam, Santa Clara Laurels (6-14, .429)
UTIL – Stephany Tenny, Orlando Rebels


P – Dot Elliott, Lorelei Ladies
P – Pat Whitman, Telford PA Wanderers
P – Charlotte Graham, Santa Clara Laurels (3-2, 34 IP, 3 ER, 13 K)
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Janice White, Lorelei Ladies
1B – Pat Dierking, Telford PA Wanderers
2B – Veronica Maurek, Telford PA Wanderers
3B – Sandy Ware, Lorelei Ladies
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
OF – Snookie Mulder, Orlando Rebels
OF – Diane Haataia, Orange Lionettes
OF – Cecilia Ponce, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Mickey Davis, Orange Lionettes
UTIL – Bobbie Damron, Lorelei Ladies


1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-0) (New England)
2. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (5-2) (Defending Champ)
3. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (3-2) (Host)
4. Santa Clara Laurels, Santa Clara, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
5t. Telford Wanderers, Telford, PA (3-2) (Central Atlantic)
5t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (3-2) (South Atlantic)
7t. Pekin-Lettes, Pekin, IL (2-2) (West Central)
7t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (2-2) (Cactus)
9t. Little Devils, Birmingham, AL (1-2) (Southern)
9t. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9t. Jolo’s, Seattle, WA (1-2) (Northwestern)
9t. Schafferettes, Plainfield, NJ (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. Wooster Lumber Girls Girls Wooster, OH (1-2) (East Central)
13t. Houston Laurels, Houston, TX (0-2) (Texas)
13t. Moose Lodge, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)
13t. Teamsterettes Local 696, Topeka, KS (0-2) (Western)
17t. Anaheim Stars, Anaheim, CA (0-2) (South Pacific Coast)
17t. Gulfettes, Bloomington, MN (0-2) (Northern)


Alaska Champ – Tesoro Toppers #5, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Canada Champ – Kitchener Kieswetters, Kitchener, Ontario did not attend.

1971 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1971 held at Meador Park in Springfield, Missouri on September 10-18.

Champion – Welty Way, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Runner Up – Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, Connecticut

A four-run fourth inning and, Jerry Ralfs’ five-hitter Sunday gave Welty Way a 4-3 decision over the Raybestos Cardinals in the finals of the Amateur Softball Association Nationals tournament.

The big blow for the Iowa ASA champions was a three run home run by Mike Pallesen. Roger Aceto’s infield hit the first of the game for Welty Way and a walk to Ed White preceded the homer.

Gary Morow’s infield hit later in the inning sent home what proved to be the winning run. A walk and John Muench’s single get up what proved to be the winning run.

Raybestos Cardinals, seeking its third straight title, collected five hits off veteran Ralfs who also struck out six. Three errors helped Stratford to three runs in the sixth.

Clearwater Bombers won 62 consecutive games during the regular season.

Raybestos Cardinals announced after the tournament that they were disbanding, even though they would form a team again in 1972. They notified the players via a letter to the players.

  • MVP – Ty Stofflet, Rising Sun Hotel
  • Batting Leader – Al Yaeger, Raybestos Cardinals  – .455
  • Home Run Leader – N/A
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Roy Burlison, Anixter Bombers


P – Roy Burlison, Anixter Bombers (3-2, 35 K in a 16 inning game, 98 K total, 43 IP)
P – Ty Stofflet, Rising Sun (3-2, Perfect Game, 43 IP, 79 K, 33 K in a 16 inning game, and was 6-20, .379 batting)
P – Jerry Ralfs, Welty Way (3-0, 17 IP, 22 K)
C – Don Benedict, Raybestos Cardinals
C – Dick Zuccato, Welty Way
1B – George Adam, Raybestos Cardinals
2B – Bob Barron, Anixter Bombers
3B – Chuck Page, Masterbilt Motors
SS – John Anquillare, Raybestos Cardinals
OF – Al Yaeger, Raybestos Cardinals (10-22, 2 RBI, 6 Runs)
OF – Mike Pallesen, Welty Way (3-run HR difference in 5-2 championship game victory)
OF – Carl Walker, Raybestos Cardinals
OF – Bruce Pitts, Armed Forces
UTIL – Mike McElrath, Wiegand Engineers


P – Jay Bob Bickford, Sports Clubs of America (3-2)
P – Al Lewis, Raybestos Cardinals (2-0)
P – Richie Stephens, Welty Way (2-0, 35 IP, 30 K)
C – Marvin Harris, Masterbilt Motors
C – Pat Whitten, Wiegand Engineers
1B – Robbie Robinson, Armed Forces
2B – Phillip Johnson, Armed Forces
3B – Jerry Jenkins, Anixter Bombers
SS – John Muench, Welty Way
OF – Gary Stephenson, Masterbilt Motors
OF – Paul Price, Rising Sun
OF – Bill LeSeuer, Sports Clubs of America
OF – Cliff Rice, Welty Way
UTIL – Mickey Herbert, Chuck’s Dairy


Dick Norenburg, Raybestos Cardinals (3-1)
Metro Szeryk, Raybestos Cardinals (2-1)
Dick Brubaker, Anixter Bombers (No Hitter with 19 K in a 7 inning game)


1. Welty Way, Cedar Rapids, IA (5-0) (Western)
2. Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT (6-2) (Defending Champ)
3. Anixter Bombers, Skokie, IL (4-2) (West Central)
4. Rising Sun Hotel, Reading, PA (3-2) (Central Atlantic)
5t. Masterbilt Motors, Oklahoma City, OK (4-2) (Southwestern)
5t. Sports Clubs of America, Mesa, AZ (3-2) (Cactus)
7t. Armed Forces, USA (4-2) (Armed Forces)
7t. Wiegand Engineers, Fort Worth, TX (2-2) (Texas)
9t. Chuck’s Dairy, Minneapolis, MN (2-2) (Northern)
9t. Falstaff Brewers, Fall River, MA (1-2) (New England)
9t. Shell Oilers, Nashville, TN (1-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Little Brauhaus, Poughkeepsie, NY (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (1-2) (Southern)
13t. Scenic Riley, Springfield, MO (1-2) (Host)
13t. Muzio Bakery, Sacramento, CA (0-2) (North Pacific Coast)
13t. Lakewood Truckers, Lakewood, CA (0-2) (South Pacific Coast)
17t. Nothdurft Tool, Detroit, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17t. Pay ‘n Pak, Seattle, WA (0-2) (Northwestern)
17t. Puueo Poi, Hilo, HI (0-2) (Hawaii)
17t. Hagestad VW, Englewood, CO (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)


Alaska Champ – Alaska Builders Cache, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI listed as champ, but Puueo Poi, Hilo, Hi attended.

1971 Women’s College World Series (ASA/DWGS)

1971 held at George W. Dill Softball Center in Omaha, Nebraska on May 14-16.

Champion – John F. Kennedy College Patriettes (92-27)
Runner Up – Iowa State Cyclones

The 1971 ASA/DGWS Women’s College World Series (WCWS), the third in its history, was held in Omaha, Nebraska. On May 14–16, softball teams from 28 colleges met in that year’s national fastpitch softball tournament, still the largest number of teams to play in a single-site WCWS. The tournament consisted of 55 games.

The Patriettes from John F. Kennedy College continue to dominate the Women’s College World Series softball, having won another ‘championship. The Patriettes fought an uphill the through the loser’s racket Sunday, winning five games, including a 4 to 0 triumph over Iowa State in a title game. It was JFK’s third straight championship. Gloria Gomez ended Iowa State’s title hopes, pitching five innings and allowing only one hit as JFK downed the Cyclones 6-0 forcing a second game to decide the title. Gomez then went the distance in the finale, allowing two striking out seven.

Standout player for JFK, Charlene Thompson finished the season with an average of .335, 18 HR, and 84 RBI.

  • MVP – N/A
  • Leading Hitter – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A
  • Most Valuable Pitcher – Paula Miller, Arizona State (5-2, 3 shutouts, 2 no-hitters, 1 one-hitter, .320 avg)
  • Outstanding Manager – Pat Noe, Iowa State


Julie Wykle, Iowa State
Kathy Proescholdt, Iowa State
Val Haraldson, Iowa State
Georgia Gomez, John F. Kennedy
Terri Johnson, John F. Kennedy
Charlene Thompson, John F. Kennedy
Jan Trotter, Southwest Missouri State
Carole Myers, Southwest Missouri State
Judy Hoke, Arizona State
Ginger Kurtz, Arizona State
Donna Stone, Kansas
Jan Smith, Illinois State


Paula Miller, Arizona State (5-2, 3 shutouts; 8-25, .320)


Bracket A

  1. South Dakota State 6 Central Missouri 5
  2. Arizona State 14 Luther 0
  3. Nebraska 12 Midland 2
  4. Iowa State 12 Southwest Baptist 2
  5. Northern Colorado 6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  6. Illinois State defeated Simpson
  7. Luther 9 Midland 2 (Midland eliminated)
  8. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 6 Southwest Baptist 4 (Southwest Baptist eliminated)
  9. John F. Kennedy 16 South Dakota State 0
  10. Arizona State 11 Nebraska 0
  11. Iowa State 3 Northern Colorado 2
  12. Illinois State 9 Minnesota-Duluth 4
  13. Luther College 11 Upper Iowa 1 (Upper Iowa eliminated)
  14. Central Missouri 5 Nebraska-Omaha 3 (Nebraska-Omaha eliminated)
  15. Eastern Illinois 3 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 2 (Wisconsin-Eau Claire eliminated)
  16. Wartburg defeated Simpson (Simpson eliminated)
  17. John F. Kennedy 7 Arizona State 6
  18. Iowa State 8 Illinois State 1
  19. Luther 9 Central Missouri 3 (Central Missouri eliminated)
  20. Eastern Illinois 5 Wartburg 2 (Wartburg eliminated)
  21. Illinois State 10 Luther 0 (Luther eliminated)
  22. Arizona State 10 Eastern Illinois 0 (Eastern Illinois eliminated)
  23. Iowa State 7 John F Kennedy 6
  24. Arizona State 4 Illinois State 0 (Illinois State eliminated)

Bracket B

  1. Wartburg 6 Minot State 2
  2. Parsons 11 Wayne State 1
  3. Eastern Illinois 6 Buena Vista 1
  4. Upper Iowa 5 South Dakota 3
  5. Southern Illinois 18 Kearney State 8
  6. Nebraska-Omaha 9 Concordia 1
  7. Wayne State 10 Buena Vista 5 (Buena Vista eliminated)
  8. Kearney State 12 South Dakota 2 (South Dakota eliminated)
  9. Southwest Missouri 6 Wartburg 0
  10. Parsons 7 Eastern Illinois 6
  11. Southern Illinois 8 Upper Iowa 5
  12. Kansas State 12 Nebraska-Omaha 0
  13. Northern Colorado 38 Wayne State 6 (Wayne State eliminated)
  14. Minot State 8 Minnesota-Duluth 2 (Minnesota-Duluth eliminated)
  15. Nebraska 11 Kearney State 10 (Kearney State eliminated)
  16. Concordia 9 South Dakota State 3 (South Dakota State eliminated)
  17. Southwest Missouri 14 Parsons 11
  18. Kansas State 18 Southern Illinois 8
  19. Northern Colorado 12 Minot State 0 (Minot State eliminated)
  20. Nebraska 9 Concordia 1 (Concordia eliminated)
  21. Southern Illinois 5 Northern Colorado 4 (Northern Colorado eliminated)
  22. Nebraska 6 Parsons 3 (Parsons eliminated)
  23. Southwest Missouri 3 Kansas State 0
  24. Nebraska 12 Southern Illinois 11 (Southern Illinois eliminated)

Championship Bracket

  1. Iowa State 12 Southwest Missouri 9
  2. John F. Kennedy 16 Nebraska 2 (Nebraska eliminated)
  3. Arizona State 1 Kansas State 0 (Kansas State eliminated)
  4. John F. Kennedy 5 Arizona State 3 (Arizona State eliminated)
  5. John F. Kennedy 3 Southwest Missouri 0 (Southwest Missouri eliminated)
  6. John F. Kennedy 6 Iowa State 0
  7. John F. Kennedy 4 Iowa State 0 (Iowa State eliminated)


1. John F. Kennedy College Patriettes (7-1)
2. Iowa State Cyclones (5-2)
3. Southwest Missouri State Bears (3-2)
4. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2)
5t. Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-2)
5t. Kansas State Wildcats (2-2)
7t. Southern Illinois Salukis (3-2)
7t. Illinois State Redbirds (3-2)
9t. Eastern Illinois Panthers (3-2)
9t. Northern Colorado Bears (3-2)
9t. Luther College Norse (3-2)
9t. Parsons College Wildcats (2-2)
13t. Wartburg College Knights (2-2)
13t. Central Missouri Jennies (1-2)
13t. Minot State Beavers (1-2)
13t. Concordia Bulldogs (1-2)
17t. Wisconsin–Eau Claire Blugolds (1-2)
17t. Nebraska-Kearney Lopes (1-2)
17t. Upper Iowa Peacocks (1-2)
17t. Nebraska–Omaha Maverettes (1-2)
17t. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (1-2)
17t. Wayne State Wildcats (1-2)
17t. Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs (0-2)
17t. Simpson College Storm (0-2)
25t. South Dakota Coyotes (0-2)
25t. Midland Lutheran Warriors (0-2)
25t. Southwest Baptist Bearcats (0-2)
25t. Buena Vista Beavers (0-2)

1971 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1971 held at Satellite Beach, Florida.

Champion: Fort Lauderdale Gators, Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Runner Up: Hialeah Fotochrome Dots, Hialeah, Florida (58-5)

The Fort Lauderdale Gators, behind Tournament MVP Donna Phillips 4 for 4 game, beat the Hialeah Dots 11-10 in the winners bracket final. The Dots led 8-1, but the Gators came back and won on Phillip’s base hit that drove in the tying and winning runs. The Dots then defeated the Springfield Robinettes in the losers bracket final and got another crack at the Gators for the Championship. Once again, the Gators, behind the pitching of Louise Crocco and Donna Phillips clutch RBIs won final game 2-1. Chris Padgett (.464) and Sandy Hamilton (.480) led the offense for the Dots. Long Island’s Sue Taylor had a monster tournament winning both the Home Run and Batting championship.

  • MVP – Donna Phillips, Gators (12-21, .571, 2 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Sue Taylor, Long Island Mice (13-18, 5 HR, 9 RBI, 8 Runs) – .722
  • Home Run Leader – Sue Taylor, Huntington YMCA Mice – 5


P – Louise Crocco, Fort Lauderdale Gators
P – Diana Lucas, Pepsi-Cola
P – Millie Medina, Fotochrome Dots
C – Erma Richardson, Riverside Ford
C – Clara Cochran, Springfield Robinettes
1B – Priscilla Carpenter, Springfield Robinettes
2B – Sandy Tillman, Georgia Robinettes (.688)
3B – Karen Newman, Fort Lauderdale Gators
SS – Chris Padgett, Fotochrome Dots
OF – Irene Dill, Springfield Robinettes
OF – Ernestine Hamel, Fort Lauderdale Gators
OF – Donna Wolfe, Riverside Ford
OF – Denise Lewis, Springfield Robinettes
UT – Sue Taylor, Huntington YMCA Mice


P – Marcia Wilkerson, Springfield Robinettes
P – Diane Holbrook, Oak Creek Merchants
P – Peggy Carney, Rutenschroer Florists
C – Vicki Lollar, Motown Soul Sisters
C – Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Gateway Rebels
1B – Beverly Duckwyler, Pepsi-Cola
2B – Bev Beck, Rutenschroer Florists
3B – Janice Butler, Georgia Robinettes
SS – Jan Taylor, Rutenschroer Florists
OF – Kay Smith, Block Meeks Jocks
OF – Debbie Oxford, Block Meeks Jocks
OF – Brenda Maurice, Holiday Inn Travelers
OF – Rita Sauer, Rutenschroer Florists
UT – Sandy Hamilton, Fotochrome Dots


1. Ft. Lauderdale Gators, Ft Lauderdale, FL (7-0)
2. Hialeah Fotochrome Dots, Hialeah, FL (6-2)
3. Robinettes, Springfield, OH (6-2)
4. Pepsi Cola, Charleston, WV (6-2)
5t. Block Meeks Jacks, Little Rock, AR (3-2)
5t. Riverside Ford, Newport, KY (5-2)
7t. Motor Homes of America, , Jacksonville, FL (4-2)
7t. Motown Soul Sisters, Detroit, MI (4-2)
9t. Gateway Rebels, Ashland, KY (4-2)
9t. Butler Backers, Butler, WI 3-2
9t. JC Rutenschroer Florists, Cincinnati, OH (6-2)
9t. Satellite Beach Comets, Satellite Beach, FL (3-2)
13t. Holliday Inn Travelers, Virginia Beach, VA (4-2)
13t. Huntington YMCA Mice, Huntington, NY (3-2)
13t. Cajettes, New Iberia, LA (3-2)
13t. Georgia Robinettes, Warner Robins, GA (4-2)
17t. Scotties, Richmond, VA (2-2)
17t. North Carolina Rockets, Greensboro, NC (2-2)
17t. Getz Ladies, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
17t. Goodnough Plumbettes, Monroe, MI (2-2)
17t. Oak Creek Merchants, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
17t. Hi-Landers, Louisville, KY (2-2)
17t. Raney Tire, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. KCYO Scenic, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
25t. Mercer Ambulance, Granite City, IL (1-2)
25t. Gulf City Construction Colts, Mobile, AL (2-2)
25t. Alamo National Bank, San Antonio, TX (1-2)
25t. Union Bank & Trust, North Vernon, IN (2-2)
25t. Rayettes, Santa Clara, CA (1-2)
25t. WDXB, Chattanooga, TN (2-2)
25t. Oregon Girls, Toledo, OH (1-2)
25t. Gulf Port Independants, Gulfport, MS (1-2)
33t. PAL All Stars, Lynn, MA (1-2)
33t. Fansler Tires, Garden City, KS (2-2)
33t. Duffy’s, Mt. Vernon, WA (0-2)
33t. Elk Grove Jaycees, Sacramento, CA (1-2)
33t. Soonerettes, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
33t. Harlan Douglass Homes, Spokane, WA (0-2)
33t. Carpenter Furniture, Santa Rosa, CA (0-2)
33t. Sangamo Girls, Pickens, SC (0-2)
33t. Rutland Indians, Rutland, VT (0-2)
33t. Saco, Opelike, AL (0-2)
33t. Fox Valley Lassies, St. Charles, IL (2-2)
33t. Devils, Omaha, NE (0-2)
33t. George Stuart, Orlando, FL (0-2)
33t. Candileri Gremlins, Tampa, FL (0-2)
33t. Austin Savings, Austin, TX (1-2)
33t. Virginia Royals, Waynesboro, VA (1-2)
49t. St. Anthony Park, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
49t. Chuck Wagon Americs, Brooklyn Center, MN (0-2)
49t. Tewa Auto Sales, Espanola, NM (1-2)
49t. Alaska Glacierettes, Anchorage, AL (0-2)
49t. Belevere, Belvedere, DE (0-2)
49t. Blue Jays, Corpus Christi, TX (0-2)
49t. Chesterfield, St. Louis, MO 1-2
49t. Capettes, Indianapolis, IN (0-2)