Category: Fast

1976 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1976 held at Long Beach, California on August 20-29.


Champion – All-American Bar, St. Paul, Minnesota
Runner Up – Jets, Lakewood, California


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Jerry O’Connor, All-American Bar
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Al DeWall, All-American Bar
  • Leading Hitter – Al Goldberg, Jets – .615
  • Most RBI – Bill Penaluna, Fairway Motors – 9

1976 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Darwin Tolzin, All-American Bar (3-0, 1.45 ERA, 21 K, 4 BB)
P – Al DeWall, All-American Bar (5-1, 1.28 ERA, 46 K, 5 BB)
P – Ralph Salazar,Winchell’s Donuts (4-1, 0.72 ERA, 58 K, 6 BB)
P – Kevin Henderson, Lamb Chevrolet (3-1, 0.87 ERA, 43 K, 4 BB)
C – Ed Daniels, Fresno .438
C – Ray Neveau, Oshkosh .313
IF – Jerry O’Connor, St. Paul .444
IF – Bill Penaluna, Reno .444
IF – Denny Delort, Oshkosh .333
IF – Dennis Powell, Lakewood (CA) .333
IF – Dan O’Connor, St. Paul .250
UTIL – Gary Cleverly, Salt Lake City .467
OF – Al Goldberg, Lakewood (CA) .615
OF – Hice Stiles, Kalewood (CA) .435
OF – Ken Roach, Fresno .389
OF – Billy Overton, Prescott .368

1976 ISC SECOND TEAM ALL WORLD

N/A


FINAL STANDINGS

1. All-American Bar, St. Paul, MN
2. Jets, Lakewood, CA
3. Lamb Chevrolet, Prescott, AZ
4. Tommy’s Angels, Oshkosh, WI
5t. Fairway Motors, Reno, NV
5t. Wichell’s Donuts, Fresno, CA
7t. Tarrant Glass Co., Ft. Worth, TX
7t. Schaefer-Smith Inc., Pheonix, AZ
9t. F.M.A. Valley Bank, Salt Lake City, UT
9t. Lakewood Barons, Lakewood, CA
9t. Keg Bar, LaCross, WI
9t. Turquoise Kings, Kingman, AZ
13t. Colorado Blues, Denver, CO
13t. Shaw Construction, Ogden, UT
13t. Southern Plating, San Antonio, TX
13t. Nighthawks, Long Beach, CA
17t. Laycoffs Tavern, Ft. Wayne, IN
17t. Gene’s IGA National Cable, Logan, WV
17t. RKT, Fresno, CA
17t. Pepsi-Cola, Cannon City, CO
17t. Joe Pagon Braves, Maui, HI
17t. Firefighters Union, Long Beach, CA
17t. Stevenson Toyota, Lakewood, CO
17t. Sonic’s, Tulsa, OK
25t. Queen City Motel, Rock Island, IL
25t. All-Indians, Cache, OK
25t. Ring’s Food, Dubuque, IA
25t. King Farm, Owen Sound, ON
25t. Roadrunners, Albuquerque, NM

1976 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1976 held at Dill Softball Center and Al Caniglia Field in Omaha, Nebraska on May 13-16.


Champion – Michigan State Spartans (24-4)
Runner Up – Northern Colorado (19-5)


The eighth Women’s College World Series (WCWS) was held in Omaha, Nebraska on May 13–16, with nineteen college softball teams meeting in the 1976 ASA/AIAW fastpitch softball tournament. Most of the teams had won state championships. This was the last WCWS before the adoption of regional qualifying tournaments. Because college softball had not yet been separated into competitive divisions, large and small colleges competed together in one overall national championship.

Michigan State, the third-place team a year ago, won the Women’s College World Series Sunday with a 3-0 victory over the University of Northern Colorado at Al Caniglia Field.

The final day’s games were moved from Dill Field to the Astro turfed stadium at the University of Nebraska at Omaha because of rain and wet grounds.

Gloria Becksford, who pitched and won all five Michigan State tournament games. allowed Northern Colorado. 5-2 for the tournament, only three hits, all singles, in the championship game.

The three Michigan State runs were all unearned and all scored in the top of the sixth inning. Right fielder Susan Law-son opened the inning with a single and scored one out later when shortstop Carol Hutchins reached on an error.

Centerfielder Nancy Green filed out, but first-baseman Gayle Barrons and left fielder Laury Ward followed with consecutive run-scoring singles.

Earlier in the afternoon, Michigan State and Northern Colorado each defeated the defending champion University of Nebraska at Omaha.

UNO finished third and Arizona State fourth. Both had 3-2 records. Michigan State shut out UNO, 1-0, with Miss Becksford pitching a four-hitter. Then Northern Colorado defeated UNO, 3-2. avenging an earlier 3-2 loss to the Maverettes Phyllis Schachterle, who relieved in the second inning, earned the victory.

Marlene McCauley pitched both games for UNO, dripping her tournament record to 2-2. In Sunday’s first game, Arizona State defeated Tarkio College, 5-4, in a completion of a game suspended in the second inning Saturday afternoon because of rain.

Northern Colorado then eliminated Arizona State with a 13-3 victory. Venus Jennings broke that game open with a grand slam home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, the only extra-base hit all day.


  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Diane Spoelstra, Michigan State (7-15, .467)
  • HR Champion – N/A

OTHERS

Gloria Becksford, Michigan State (5-0, 3 straight shutouts)


ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

N/A


SCORES

  1. Minnesota 5 Oregon 1
  2. Cal State-Sacramento 5 Utah 1
  3. East Stroudsburg 10 South Carolina 0
  4. Northern Iowa 3 Northern State 1
  5. Nebraska-Omaha 10 Mayville State 0
  6. Tarkio 3 Indiana State 0
  7. Illinois State 7 Northwestern Oklahoma State 0
  8. Northern Colorado 1 Texas-Arlington 0
  9. Michigan State 2 Minnesota 1
  10. Kansas defeated Cal-State Sacramento
  11. Arizona State 14 East Stroudsburg 4
  12. Utah 5 Northern State 1 (Northern State eliminated)
  13. Oregon 11 Mayville State 0 (Mayville State eliminated)
  14. South Carolina 5 Northwestern Oklahoma State 1 (Northwestern Oklahoma State eliminated)
  15. Cal State-Sacramento 6 Minnesota 1 (Minnesota eliminated)
  16. East Stroudsburg 4 Utah 1 (Utah eliminated)
  17. Indiana State 14 Oregon 6 (Oregon eliminated)
  18. Texas-Arlington 3 South Carolina 0 (South Carolina eliminated)
  19. Michigan State 6 Kansas 5
  20. Arizona State 2 Northern Iowa 0
  21. Nebraska-Omaha 3 Tarkio 1
  22. Northern Colorado 5 Illinois State 1
  23. Tarkio 3 East Stroudsburg 0 (East Stroudsburg eliminated)
  24. Illinois State 6 Cal State-Sacramento 3 (Cal-State Sacramento eliminated)
  25. Northern Iowa 10 Indiana State 2 (Indiana State eliminated)
  26. Texas-Arlington 2 Kansas 0 (Kansas eliminated)
  27. Michigan State 2 Arizona State 0
  28. Nebraska-Omaha 3 Northern Colorado 2
  29. Tarkio 5 Illinois State (Illinois State eliminated)
  30. Northern Iowa 6 Texas-Arlington 0 (Texas-Arlington eliminated)
  31. Arizona State 5 Tarkio 4 (Tarkio eliminated)
  32. Northern Colorado 1 Northern Iowa 0 (Northern Iowa eliminated)
  33. Michigan State 1 Nebraska-Omaha 0
  34. Northern Colorado 13 Arizona State 3 (Arizona State eliminated)
  35. Northern Colorado 3 Nebraska-Omaha 2 (Nebraska-Omaha eliminated)
  36. Michigan State 3 Northern Colorado 0 (Northern Colorado eliminated)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Michigan State Spartans (5-0)
2. Northern Colorado Bears (5-2)
3. Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks (3-2)
4t. Arizona State Sun Devils (3-2)
5t. Tarkio College Owls (3-2)
5t. Northern Iowa Panthers (3-2)
7t. Illinois State Redbirds (2-2)
7t. Texas–Arlington Mavericks (2-2)
9t. East Stroudsburg State Warriors (2-2)
9t. Cal State–Sacramento Hornets (2-2)
9t. Kansas Jayhawks (1-2)
9t. Indiana State Sycamores (1-2)
13t. Utah Runnin’ Utes (1-2)
13t. Oregon Ducks (1-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2)
13t. Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-2)
17t. Northwestern Oklahoma State (0-2)
17t. Northern State Wolves (0-2)
17t. Mayville State Comets (0-2)

1975 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1975 held at Kimberly, Wisconsin on August 22-31.


Champion – Nitehawks, Long Beach, California
Runner Up – Southern Truck Raiders, Sun City, Arizona


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Jerry Flory, Nitehawks
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Bob Todd, Nitehawks
  • Leading Hitter – Frank DeBois, Knights – .647
  • Most RBI – Denny Stilwell, Southern Truck Raiders – 6

1975 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Gil Aragon, Southern Truck Raiders (4-2, 1.10 ERA, 24 K, 7 BB)
P – Sam Beaver, Tarrant Glass Co. (3-1, 0.00 ERA, 37 K, 2 BB)
P – Bob Todd, Nitehawks (5-0, 0.60 ERA, 34 K, 1 BB)
C – Vic Munoz, Manny’s C .467
C – Butch Chambers, Southern Truck Raiders C .208
IF – Joe Siefried, Jets IF .462
IF – Tim Denson, Tarrant Glass Co. IF .417
IF – Manny Ortega – Manny’s IF .412
IF – Jerry Flory, Nitehawks IF .350
IF – Randy White, Southern Truck Raiders IF .290
OF – Frank DeBois, Knights OF .647
OF – Nick Whittaker, Tulsa OF .467
OF – Jack Johnson, Nitehawks OF .286
OF – Denny Stilwell, Southern Truck Raiders OF .250

1975 ISC SECOND TEAM ALL WORLD

N/A


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Nighthawks, Long Beach, CA
2. Southern Truck Raiders, Sun City, AZ
3. Tarrant Glass Co., Ft. Worth, TX
4. Manny’s, San Bernardino, CA
5t. Turquoise Kings, Kingman, AZ
5t. Jets, Lakewood, CA
7t. F.M.A. Valley Bank, Salt Lake City, UT
7t. Golfland, Green Bay, WI
9t. Knights, Lakewood, CO
9t. Blues, Denver, CO
9t. Firebirds, Tulsa, OK
9t. Jay’s Carpets, Summerset, PA
13t. Hay’s Roofing, Prescott, AZ
13t. RKT, Fresno, CA
13t. A’s, Lamar, CO
13t. Tommy’s, Oshkosh, WI
17t. Whalens, Dubuque, IA
17t. Jack’s, Little Chute, WI
17t. Ft. Wayne Remodeling, Ft. Wayne, IN
17t. The Bar, Green Bay, WI
17t. Cowboys, Las Vegas, NV
17t. Mosenfelder, Rock Island, IL
17t. Martins Market, Bakersfield, CA
17t. Kristich Sports, Joliet, IL
25t. Gene’s IGA, Logan, WV
25t. All Indians, Cache, OK

1975 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1975 held at Dill Softball Complex in Omaha, Nebraska on May 15-18.


Champion – Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (17-7)
Runner Up – Northern Iowa Panthers


Connie Claussen, the tournament director for the first eleven editions of the WCWS, was also the coach of the victorious Nebraska–Omaha team.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha won the seventh annual Women’s College Softball World Series Sunday by defeating the University of Northern Iowa 6-4 in a playoff game.

UNO defeated Northern Iowa 1-0 in a Saturday game but the Iowans, after ousting Michigan 7-3, defeated the Mavericks 11-1 Sunday to set up the playoff game in the double elimination tourney. Defending champion Southwest Missouri State failed to reach the tournament.


  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Chris Thoronock, Weber St. (9-10, .900)
  • HR Champion – N/A

OTHERS

Julie Wolfe, Nebraska-Omaha (3-1, 2 shutouts)
Pat Linson, Nebraska-Omaha (.333)
Kathy Dickey, Nebraska-Omaha (.455, 5-11)
Judy Melius, Nebraska-Omaha (.385, 5-13)
Mickey Gehringer (.348, 8-23)


SCORES

  1. Western Oregon 6 Texas Woman’s 2
  2. East Stroudsburg 8 Ohio 0
  3. Nebraska-Omaha 18 Northern State 0
  4. Northern Colorado 1 North Dakota State 0
  5. Western Illinois 1 Mankato State 0
  6. Kansas 6 Weber State 2
  7. Michigan State 3 Northwest Missouri State 1
  8. Northern Iowa 5 Oklahoma 0
  9. Western Oregon 14 Ball State 9
  10. Arizona 4 East Stroudsburg 3
  11. Texas Woman’s 9 Oklahoma 2 (Oklahoma eliminated)
  12. Ohio 10 Mankato State 2 (Mankato State eliminated)
  13. Weber State 7 East Stroudsburg 6 (East Stroudsburg eliminated)
  14. Ball State 6 Northern State 2 (Northern State eliminated)
  15. Northwest Missouri State 14 Texas Woman’s (Texas Woman’s eliminated)
  16. Ohio 6 North Dakota State 1 (North Dakota State eliminated)
  17. Nebraska-Omaha 1 Western Oregon 0
  18. Western Illinois 5 Northern Colorado 4
  19. Kansas 4 Arizona 3
  20. Northern Iowa 4 Michigan State 3
  21. Northern Colorado 6 Northwest Missouri State 0 (Northwest Missouri State eliminated)
  22. Western Oregon 8 Weber State 7 (Weber State eliminated)
  23. Michigan State 17 Ohio 0 (Ohio eliminated)
  24. Arizona 10 Ball State 4 (Ball State eliminated)
  25. Nebraska-Omaha 4 Western Illinois 2
  26. Northern Iowa 4 Kansas 1
  27. Northern Colorado 1 Western Oregon 0 (Western Oregon eliminated)
  28. Michigan State 3 Arizona 2 (Arizona eliminated)
  29. Northern Colorado 6 Kansas 0 (Kansas eliminated)
  30. Michigan State 5 Western Illinois 0 (Western Illinois eliminated)
  31. Nebraska-Omaha 1 Northern Iowa 0
  32. Michigan State 4 Northern Colorado 3 (Northern Colorado eliminated)
  33. Northern Iowa 7 Michigan State 3 (Michigan State eliminated)
  34. Northern Iowa 11 Nebraska-Omaha 1
  35. Nebraska-Omaha 6 Northern Iowa 4 (Northern Iowa eliminated)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Nebraska–Omaha Maverettes (5-1)
2. Northern Iowa Panthers (5-2)
3. Michigan State Spartans (5-2)
4. Northern Colorado Bears (4-2)
5t. Kansas Jayhawks (2-2)
5t. Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-2)
7t. Western Oregon Wolves (3-2)
7t. Arizona Wildcats (2-2)
9t. Weber State Wildcats (1-2)
9t. Northwest Missouri State Bearcats (1-2)
9t. Ball State Cardinals (1-2)
9t. Ohio Bobcats (2-2)
13t. Texas Woman’s Pioneers (1-2)
13t. North Dakota State Bison (0-2)
13t. East Stroudsburg State Warriors (1-2)
13t. Northern State Wolves (0-2)
17t. Oklahoma Sooners (0-2)
17t. Mankato State Mavericks (0-2)

1974 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1974 held at Sun City, Arizona on August 16-25.


Champion – Page Raiders, Sun City, Arizona
Runner Up – Turquoise Kings, Kingman, Arizona


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Bill Crumm, Page Raiders
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Jack Van Voorst, Page Raiders
  • Leading Hitter – Walt Coughran, Schaefer & Smith Insurance – .727
  • Most RBI – Bob Guy, Jets – 8

1974 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Ed Kleckler, Jets (4-1, 0.57 ERA, 59 K, 7 BB)
P – Gil Aragon, Schaefer & Sons Insurance (4-1, 0.91 ERA, 19 K, 6 BB)
P – Jack Van Voorst, Page Raiders (4-0, 1.00 ERA, 17 K, 2 BB)
P – Jay Bob Bickford, Turquoise Kings (5-2, 1.09 ERA, 31 K, 6 BB)
C – Butch Chambers, Page Raiders .310
C – Ramon Aldecoa, Turquoise Kings .292
IF – Bob Groth, Cowboys .556
IF – Bob Guy, Jets .474
IF – Joe Avila, Cowboys .474
IF – Kevin Cook, Hay’s Roofing .421
IF – Jim Eberly, Perry Transfer .389
OF – Jerry Scavarda, Perry Transfer .500
OF – John Wilson, Jets .500
OF – Gary Charf, Turquoise Kings .370
OF – Mark Rice, Page Raiders .296


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Page Raiders, Sun City, AZ
2. Turquoise Kings, Kingman, AZ
3. Cowboys, Clovis, CA
4. Jets, Lakewood, CA
5t. Manny’s, San Bernardino, CA
5t. Hay’s Roofing, Prescott, AZ
7t. Condel Construction, El Paso, TX
7t. Perry Transfer, Denver, CO
9t. Janlin Plastics, Dubuque, IA
9t. Delta Mechanical Contracting, Westminster, CO
9t. Nighthawks, Long Beach, CA
9t. Shaw Construction, Ogden, UT
13t. Astor Cab Co., Cumberland, MD
13t. Bob Neal Ford, Rock Island, IL
13t. Sal’s Winchell’s Donuts, Fresno, CA
13t. Houston Bombers, Houston, TX
17t. F.M.A. Valley Bank, Salt Lake City, UT
17t. Blazers, Spokane, WA
17t. Sam’s Club, Pueblo, CO
17t. Oshkosh, WI
17t. Oil Capitol, Tulsa, OK
17t. The Bar, Green Bay, WI
17t. Eastern No. 2 Federal, Blacksville, WV
17t. Schaefer & Smith Insurance, Phoenix, AZ
25t. M.G.M. Lions, Las Vegas, NV
25t. Beta Engineers, Arlington, TX
25t. Ft. Wayne Remodeling, Ft. Wayne, IN

1974 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1974 held at Dill Softball Center, UNO Football Stadium, and Churchich Field in Omaha, Nebraska on May 16-19.


Champion – Southwest Missouri State Bears (28-4)
Runner Up – Northern Colorado Bears (19-2)


Sharon Williams pitched Northern Colorado to two victories in the Women’s Softball College World Series Sunday but Southwest Missouri got to her for eight runs in the first inning to take the championship, 14-7.

The Greeley, Colo., team won a late Saturday night contest 1-0 over Indiana, then defeated Kansas 18-0 and Wayne State 9-8 in eight innings to meet undefeated Southwest Missouri State in the double elimination tourney.

Southwest Missouri State succeeds last year’s champion Arizona State which did not qualify for the sixth annual tournament this year.


  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Gail Gault, Arizona (.444, 8-18)
  • HR Champion – N/A

OTHERS

Cindy Henderson, SW Missouri St. (5-0)


ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

N/A


SCORES

  1. Luther 4 North Dakota State 1
  2. Kansas 10 Winona State 0
  3. Luther 2 Nassau CC 0
  4. Southwest Missouri State 11 Massachusetts 1
  5. Eastern Illinois 10 South Carolina 0
  6. Indiana State 10 South Dakota State 0
  7. Wayne State 4 Michigan State 3
  8. Arizona 16 West Georgia 0
  9. Northern Colorado 7 Weber State 2
  10. Kansas 2 Golden West 1
  11. Michigan State 1 North Dakota State 0 (North Dakota State eliminated)
  12. South Dakota State 5 Winona State 1 (Winona State eliminated)
  13. Weber State 5 Golden West 0 (Golden West eliminated)
  14. Massachusetts 7 Nassau CC 0 (Nassau CC eliminated)
  15. Michigan State 6 West Georgia 2 (West Georgia eliminated)
  16. South Dakota State 2 South Carolina 1 (South Carolina eliminated)
  17. Southwest Missouri State 1 Luther 0
  18. Eastern Illinois 9 Indiana State 0
  19. Wayne State 2 Arizona 0
  20. Northern Colorado 1 Kansas 0
  21. Indiana State 4 Michigan State 2 (Michigan State eliminated)
  22. Luther 5 Weber State 2 (Weber State eliminated)
  23. Arizona 18 South Dakota State 0 (South Dakota State eliminated)
  24. Kansas 13 Massachusetts 3 (Massachusetts eliminated)
  25. Southwest Missouri State 9 Eastern Illinois 8
  26. Wayne State 23 Northern Colorado 7
  27. Indiana State 3 Luther 2 (Luther eliminated)
  28. Kansas 8 Arizona 1 (Arizona eliminated)
  29. Northern Colorado 1 Indiana State 0 (Indiana State eliminated)
  30. Kansas 2 Eastern Illinois (Eastern Illinois eliminated)
  31. Southwest Missouri State 8 Wayne State 5
  32. Northern Colorado 18 Kansas 0 (Kansas eliminated)
  33. Northern Colorado 9 Wayne State 8 (Wayne State eliminated)
  34. Southwest Missouri State 14 Northern Colorado 7 (Northern Colorado eliminated)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Southwest Missouri State Bears (5-0)
2. Northern Colorado Bears (5-2)
3. Wayne State Wildcats (3-2)
4. Kansas Jayhawks (5-2)
5t. Eastern Illinois Panthers (2-2)
5t. Indiana State Sycamores (3-2)
7t. Arizona Wildcats (2-2)
7t. Luther Norse (3-2)
9t. Michigan State Spartans (2-2)
9t. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (2-2)
9t. Massachusetts Minutemen (1-2)
9t. Weber State Wildcats (1-2)
13t. West Georgia Wolves (0-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. Golden West Rustlers (0-2)
13t. North Dakota State Bison (0-2)
17t. Winona State Warriors (0-2)
17t. Nassau Community College Lions (0-2)

1973 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1973 held at Rock Island, Illinois on August 17-26.


Champion – Jets, Lakewood, California
Runner Up – Cowboys, Clovis, California


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Ed Kleckler, Jets
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Ed Kleckler, Jets
  • Leading Hitter – Dale Leach, Manny’s – .583
  • Most RBI – Don Frazier, Jets – 6
  • Most RBI – Dale Leach, Manny’s – 6

1973 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Ed Kleckler, Jets (5-0, 0.15 ERA, 67 K, 3 BB)
P – Herman Dunkerton, Cowboys (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 25 K, 5 BB)
P – Gil Aragon, Page Raiders (4-2, 1.00 ERA, 27 K, 5 BB)
C – Ed Daniels, Cowboys .389
C – Terry Birdsall, Jets .187
IF – Gene Peerenboom, Jack’s Tavern .500
IF – Stan Grebeck, Manny’s .429
IF – Bobby Guy, Jets .370
IF – Don Frazier, Jets .370
IF – Bob Shigumatsu, Cowboys .316
OF – Dale Leach, Manny’s .583
OF – Ralph Smith, Nitehawks .500
OF – Jerry Flory, Nitehawks .429
OF – John Wilson, Jets .313


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jets, Lakewood, CA
2. Cowboys, Clovis, CA
3. Manny’s, San Bernardino, CA
4. King of the Row, Denver, CO
5t. Sun City Auto Parts, El Paso, TX
5t. Jack’s Tavern, Little Chute, WI
7t. Nighthawks, Long Beach, CA
7t. Las Vegas, NV
9t. Houston, TX
9t. Fresno, CA
9t. Fox Valley, Green Bay, WI
9t. Mosenfelder, Rock Falls, IL
13t. Tulsa, OK
13t. Hyndman, PA
13t. Security, Rock Island, IL
13t. Ogden, UT
17t. Pueblo, CO
17t. Page Raiders, Phoenix, AZ
17t. Spielmans, IA
17t. New Haven, IN
17t. Dallas, TX
17t. Whalen’s State, Dubuque, IA
17t. Blacksville, WV

1973 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

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


Champion – Arizona State Wildcats
Runner Up – Illinois State Redbirds


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

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

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

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

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

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

N/A


SCORES

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

FINAL STANDINGS

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

1972 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1972 held at Kimberly, Wisconsin on August 18-27.


Champion – Comets, Burbank, California
Runner Up – Nitehawks, Long Beach, California


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Bob Wills, Nitehawks
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Ed Bentley, Comets
  • Leading Hitter – Bob Wills, Nitehawks
  • Most RBI – N/A

1972 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

Bobby Guy, Comets
Gene Peerenboom, Jack’s
Joe Avila, Cowboys
Joe Seifried, Comets
Mark Rice, Pages Raiders
Bob Wills, Nitehawks
Jerry Flory, Nitehawks
Jim Steger, Jack’s
Don Frazier, Comets
Ed Daniels, Cowboys
John Rodriguez, Nitehawks
Ed Bentley, Comets
Ed Klecker, Warner Electric Jets
Roger Teske, Nitehawks
Jerry Ralfs, Hynes & Howes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Comets, Burbank, CA
2. Nitehawks, Long Beach, CA
3. Hynes & Howes, Rock Island, IL
4. Warner Electric Jets, Lakewood, CA
5t. Shad’s Lounge, Sterling, CO
5t. National Cable, Logan, WV
7t. Pages Raiders, Phoenix, AZ
7t. Carolina Hawks, Columbia, SC
9t. Cowboys, Clovis, CA
9t. Jack’s Rosehill, Little Chute, WI
9t. Town & Country, Rock Falls, IL
9t. Teamsters, Tulsa, OK
13t. Cavaliers, Dubuque, IA
13t. American International, Las Vegas, NV
13t. Savon, Ogden, UT
13t. Brothers Furniture, Washington, DC
17t. Dean Puccinelli, Milwaukee, WI
17t. Beavers, Granite Falls, NC
17t. Pepsi Cola, Pueblo, CO
17t. First National Bank, Bedford, PA
17t. Oregon Clothing, Oshkosh, WI
17t. International Harvester, Ft. Wayne, IN

1972 Women’s College World Series (DGWS)

1972 held at George W. Dill Softball Center in Omaha, Nebraska on May 18-21.


Champion – Arizona State Wildcats
Runner Up – Tokyo-Nihon


The 1972 Women’s College World Series (WCWS) was contested among 16 college softball teams on May 18–21 in Omaha, Nebraska. This fourth WCWS was notable for the only appearance of a team from outside the United States, as the team from Tokyo–Nihon University of Japan proved to be a hit with both spectators and the other teams in the tournament.

Three-time defending champion John F. Kennedy College was excluded from the tournament by an organizational rule change the previous month. The new rule prohibited a team from appearing in the WCWS if it gave scholarships to any women athletes, not just softball players (JFK College openly awarded women’s basketball scholarships). JFK never returned to the WCWS, and the school closed just three years later.

In addition to the ouster of JFK, the tournament was limited to 16 teams an amount voted on by the coaches at the 1971 event. If the 16 team amount could not be filled by the state tournament winners, additional teams could be added by the DGWS director.

  • MVP – N/A
  • Leading Hitter – Jean Holzkamp, South Dakota (.500, 7-14)
  • HR Champion – N/A
  • Outstanding Manager – Valerie Lindbloom, Western Illinois

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

N/A


SCORES

  1. Tokyo-Nihon 4 Central Missouri State 0
  2. Illinois State 8 Kansas State 0
  3. South Dakota State 3 Luther College 2
  4. Keene State 10 Purdue 3
  5. Southwest Missouri State 7 Nebraska-Omaha 2
  6. Northern Colorado 5 South Carolina 2
  7. Arizona State 11 Minot State 0
  8. Western Illinois 12 Wayne State 4
  9. Central Missouri State 8 Kansas State 4 (Kansas State eliminated)
  10. Luther 6 Purdue 1 (Purdue eliminated)
  11. Nebraska-Omaha 6 South Carolina 0 (South Carolina eliminated)
  12. Wayne State 10 Minot State 6 (Minot State eliminated)
  13. Tokyo-Nihon 3 Illinois State 2
  14. South Dakota State 5 Keene State 0
  15. Northern Colorado 4 Southwest Missouri State 2
  16. Arizona State 3 Western Illinois 0
  17. Central Missouri State 9 Southwest Missouri State 3 (Southwest Missouri State eliminated)
  18. Western Illinois 7 Luther 2 (Luther eliminated)
  19. Illinois State 4 Nebraska-Omaha 1 (Nebraska-Omaha eliminated)
  20. Wayne State 15 Keene State 0 (Keene State eliminated)
  21. Tokyo-Nihon 6 South Dakota State 0
  22. Arizona State 11 Northern Colorado 1
  23. Western Illinois 9 Central Missouri State 4 (Central Missouri State eliminated)
  24. Illinois State 10 Wayne State 0 (Wayne State eliminated)
  25. Western Illinois 8 South Dakota State 3 (South Dakota State eliminated)
  26. Illinois State 11 Northern Colorado 4 (Northern Colorado eliminated)
  27. Arizona State 2 Tokyo-Nihon 1
  28. Western Illinois 2 Illinois State 1 (Illinois State eliminated)
  29. Tokyo-Nihon 4 Western Illinois 0 (Western Illinois eliminated)
  30. Tokyo-Nihon 1 Arizona State 0
  31. Arizona State 8 Tokyo-Nihon 5 (Tokyo-Nihon eliminated)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1)
2. Tokyo–Nihon (5-2)
3. Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-2)
4. Illinois State Cardinals (4-2)
5t. Northern Colorado Bears (2-2)
5t. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (2-2)
7t. Wayne State College Wildcats (2-2)
7t. Central Missouri State College Jennies (2-2)
9t. Keene State College Owls (1-2)
9t. Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks (1-2)
9t. Luther College Norse (1-2)
9t. Southwest Missouri State Bears (1-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. Minot State College Beavers (0-2)
13t. Kansas State Teachers College Wildcats (0-2)
13t. Purdue Boilermakers (0-2)