Category: Fast

1953 NSC Women’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1953 held at Portland, Oregon.


Champion – Erv Lind Florist, Portland, Oregon
Runner Up – Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, Utah


Despite the heroic effort of Shamrocks pitcher, Wilma Freston, who pitched every single inning for the Utah squad, 8 games (one win was via forfeit). She hurled all 70 innings, had 51 Strikeouts ad only gave up 6 runs.

Shortstop Bonnie Martin made some incredible stops at her shortstop position and even though she only had 7 hits, most of them accounted for a run. But, they didn’t just face any ordinary pitcher in the championship games.

Future ASA Hall of Famer Betty Evans was hurling for the Erv Lind squad. She was virtually unhittable as she led the Portland girls all the way to the best of 3 final championship series. Evans tossed a 15 inning 1-0 shutout in the first game.

Robbie Mulkey won the game with a dramatic HR to centerfield in the 15th inning. That was only the second hit Freston surrendered in the game.

Doris Barrett came into pitch the second game as Evans injured her ankle. Barrett pitched a 1-hit 2-0 shutout to win the game and the series.

The only hit the Shamrocks could muster off Barrett was from the bat of MVP Bonnie Martin.

Evans finished the tournament with a 6-1 record, including 67 strikeouts in the 57 innings she pitched. All 6 of her wins were shutouts.

By the way, the A1 Queens came into the tournament a heavy favorite as they had 96-12 record. They finished the season 99-16.

It is noted that Charlotte Armstrong pitched until May and then took off for the remainder of the season, as she went to business school in Michigan.

Nancy Vandeventer pitched for the Queens the remainder of the season in Armstrong’s absence and did a great job.


  • MVP Award – Bonnie Martin, Shamrocks (Shortstop, played great defense and was 7-28, .250 average)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Betty Evans Grayson, Erv Lind (6-1, 57 IP, 67 Ks, 6 shutouts, including 1-0 15 inning win in first final)
  • Leading Hitter – Nancy Vandeventer, Phoenix (6-18, also 3-3 as a pitcher) – .333
  • Miss Softball Award – Dixie McCarthy, A-1 Queens (Left Fielder)

1953 NSC ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Wilma Freston, Utah Shamrocks (5-3)
P – Betty Evans Grayson, Erv Lind Florist (6-1)
P – Alice Jorgensen, Seattle Nash Airflytes (4-3)
C – Beverly Wadsworth, Erv Lind Florist
C – Pat Whitmore, Utah Shamrocks
1B – Shirley Topley, Crowhurst Motors
2B – Sue Sharpe, San Diego Slick Chicks
3B – Jan Newman, Phoenix A-1 Queens
SS – Bonnie Martin Heuser, Utah Shamrocks
OF – Shirley Soggie, Seattle Nash Airflytes
OF – Robbie Mulkey, Erv Lind Florist
OF – Dodie Nelson, Phoenix A-1 Queens
UTIL – Beverly Cox, Phoenix A-1 Queens
UTIL – Margaret Dobson, Erv Lind Florist


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (7-2)
2. Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (6-3) *
3. Seattle Air-Flytes, Seattle, WA (4-3)
4. A-1 Queens, Phoenix, AZ (3-4)
5t. La Mesa Slick Chicks, San Diego, CA (3-3) *
5t. Crowhurst Mutual, Vancouver, BC (2-3)
7t. Friedman Clothiers, West Allis, WI (1-2)
7t. Tulsa Merchantettes, Tulsa, OK (0-2)
9t. Cincinnati All Stars, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
9t. Industrial Bank, Denver, CO (0-2) (forfeit)

NOTE: Semi-Finals and Finals were best of 3 series

* includes 1 forfeit win

1953 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1953 held at Selma, California on August 31-September 7.


Champion – Nitehawks, Long Beach, California
Runner Up – Merchants, Tampico, Illinois


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – N/A
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Ted Carlsgaard, Nitehawks
  • Leading Hitter – Al “Cotti” Cutruzzula, Hoak Packers – .500
  • Leading Hitter – Cleo Goyette, Nitehawks – .500
  • Leading Hitter – Bill Doten, Navy Skyraiders – .500
  • Most RBI – N/A

1953 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Ted Carlsgaard, Nitehawks
P – Les Haney, Nitehawks
P – Roy Zimmerman, Hoak Packers
P – Bryon Voigt, Merchants
C – Stan White, Nitehawks
C – Hal Britton, Hoak Packers
1B – Al “Cotti” Cutruzzula, Hoak Packers
2B – Cleo Goyette, Nitehawks
2B – Ed Heizenreader, Hoak Packers
3B – Bill Doten, Navy Skyraiders
SS – Nick Guarascio, Blatz
SS – Charles Blackstone, NAS Pointers
OF – Joe Kipp, Merchants
OF – Al McCoy, Lions
OF – Ray Meagher, Hoak Packers
UTIL – Lyle Underwood, Wright Cooler Kings
UTIL – Les Warden, Nitehawks


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Nitehawks, Long Beach, CA
2. Merchants, Tampico, IL
3. Lions, Lorenzo, TX
4. Hoak Packers, Fresno, CA
5t. Berry Carter Plumbers, Tulsa, OK
5t. Navy Skyraiders, South Pacific
7t. Technicolor, Hollywood, CA
7t. Blatz, Kenosha, WI
9t. Doodlebug, Calgary, AB
9t. NAS Pointers, Barbers Point, HI
9t. Wright Cooler Kings, Phoenix, AZ
9t. Elites, New Bedford, IL
13t. Legion, Windsor, CO
13t. Army Navy Club, Massillon, OH
13t. Wyoming Angus, Johnstown, CO
13t. Snow Jewelers, Clinton, OK

1952 NSC Women’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1952 held at Phoenix, Arizona.


Champion – A-1 Queens, Phoenix, Arizona (127-29)
Runner Up – Erv Lind Florist, Portland, Oregon


Erv Lind won winners bracket 3-1 over the A-1 Queens on Betty Evans 2-hitter and Margaret Dobson’s 2 hits, the Queens then eliminated the Mesa Premiums (the Old Funk Gems) 1-0 on a brilliant 12 inning performance by Charlotte Armstrong.

The A-1 Queens then had an insurmountable task at hand. they had to defeat the former ASA Champ Erv Lind Florist and their superstar pitcher, Bullet Betty Evans.

Charlotte Armstrong had just enough left in the tank to defeat the Florists and Doris Barrett 3-1 in the first final and then 3-1 over Betty Evans in the final championship game. Armstrong finished up 6-1 in the tournament and was the obvious choice for the Outstanding pitcher Award.

Erv Lind Florist didn’t exactly help themselves either as they committed 8 errors in the two games.

The Queens 5-3 championship game defeat was sparked by Lois Williams, who singled in Dodie Nelson with a run.

Charlotte Armstrong then came through with a big hit to drive in Williams to give the Queens a (4-2) lead.

Marge Yetmen later drove in an insurance run to make the final score 5-3.

The Florists won two of the big awards as left fielder Elizabeth Locke was named the MVP as she saved a countless number of runs from her left field position.

Margaret Dobson made the all-tournament team as the third basemen and also won the Miss Softball Award as well.

Seattle’s Marie Jull was the leading hitter as she went 7-14 and batted .500.


  • MVP Award – Elizabeth Locke, Erv Lind Florist (played a great left field for the Florists; singled, stole second and scored tying run in final)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Charlotte Armstrong, A-1 Queens (6-1, won both championship games)
  • Leading Hitter – Marie Jull, Seattle (7-14) – .500
  • Miss Softball Award – Margaret Dobson, Erv Lind (Third Baseman, played defense like a champ and had a big part in the Erv Lind offense)

1952 NSC ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Charlotte Armstrong, Phoenix A-1 Queens (6-1)
P – Betty Evans Grayson, Erv Lind Florist (3-1)
P – Lottie Jackson, Mesa Premiums (3-1)
C – Dottie Moore, Erv Lind Florist
C – Lois Williams, Phoenix A-1 Queens
1B – Robbie Mulkey, Erv Lind Florist
2B – Margie Yetman, Phoenix A-1 Queens
3B – Margaret Dobson, Erv Lind Florist
SS – Jamie Deckard, Mesa Premiums
LF – Elizabeth Locke, Erv Lind Florist
CF – Dodie Nelson, Phoenix A-1 Queens
RF – Thelma Parrish, Erv Lind Florist
UTIL – Shirley Topley, Seattle Epicures
UTIL – Kay Rohrer, Mesa Premiums


FINAL STANDINGS

1. A-1 Queens, Phoenix, AZ (6-1)
2. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (4-2)
3. Passey-Bond Premiums, Mesa, AZ (5-2)
4. Seattle Epicures, Seattle, WA (2-2)
5t. Posten Tillage Sweethearts, Glendale, AZ (2-2)
5t. Franklin Sports, West Allis, WI (1-2)
7t. Blakley Rockettes, Mesa, AZ (2-2)
7t. Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2)
9t. Motorettes, Culver City, CA (1-2)
9t. George Murphy Chevrolet, Los Angeles, CA (1-2) *
9t. Westerners, San Fernando, CA (1-2)
9t. Nut House Kids, Vancouver, BC (0-2)
13t. Vita-Gro Chicks, Mesa, AZ (0-2)
13t. Taplin’s Slick Chicks, Lamesa, CA (0-2) forfeited 2nd game

* includes 1 forfeit win

1952 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1952 held at Plainview, Texas on August 24-September 1.


Champion – Nitehawks, Long Beach, California
Runner Up – Navy Pointers, Barbers Point, Hawaii


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – N/A
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – LeRoy Zimmerman, Hoak Packers
  • Leading Hitter – Rip Sewel, Primm Drug
  • Most RBI – N/A

1952 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – LeRoy Zimmerman, Hoak Packers
P – Ted Carlsgaard, Nitehawks
P – Jack Randall, Nitehawks
P – Bill Horstmann, Hoak Packers
C – Hal Britton, Hoak Packers
C – Stan White, Nitehawks
1B – Al “Cotti” Cutruzzula Hoak Packers
2B – Ed Heizenrader, Hoak Packers
2B – Cleo Goyette, Nitehawks
SS – Elmer Todd, Pointers
3B – Don Montague, Pointers
OF – Lou Novikoff, Nitehawks
OF – Phil Crage, Pointers
OF – Rip Sewell, Primm Drug
UTIL – James Abbott, Murrell Furniture
UTIL – Paul “Scat” Harrah, A.F.of L.


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Hoak Packers, Fresno, CA
2. Nitehawks, Long Beach, CA
3. Navy Pointers, Barbers Point, HI
4. Wyoming Angus, Johnstown, CO
5t. Primm Drug, Brownfield, TX
5t. Murrell Furniture, Plainview, TX
7t. A.F.of L., Coldwater, OH
7t. Phillips 66, Borger, TX
9t. Creamery Industry, Calgary, AB
9t. Boosters, Colidge, AZ
9t. Mancini Hardware, Cranston, RI
9t. Bollman Oilers, New Bedford, IL
13t. Clough Furniture, Greeley, CO
13t. Snow Jewelry, Clinton, OK
13t. Natural Gas, El Paso, TX
13t. Farmer, Ralls, TX

1951 NSC Women’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1951 held at Phoenix, Arizona.


Champion – A-1 Queens, Phoenix, Arizona
Runner Up – Phoenix Lettuce Gems, Phoenix, Arizona


The A-1 Queens waited a full year for the chance to win back the NSC title from the Gems. They defeated the powerful Erv Lind Florists team from Portland 3-0 in the winners bracket final.

The Gems then eliminated the Florists and star pitcher Doris Barrett 3-2 in a 15-inning classic as Marge Lang won her third straight game in the losers bracket. She had just posted back to back 1-0 wins over Atlanta and Oklahoma City. But, in the finale, it was all the A-1 Queens as Charlotte Armstrong twirled a 1-hit shutout to earn a 3-0 victory in the championship.

MVP and Leading Hitter, Dodie Nelson had two hits in the final game, scored 2 runs and drove in a run.  She finished up 9-19 for a .473 batting average.

Betty Luna won the Miss Softball Award as she was either getting a base hit, making a play in the field or finishing up a game in relief to give Charlotte Armstrong a rest.

Armstrong won the Outstanding Pitcher award as she was 5-0.

After the tournament was over, the Queens played an exhibition game against an all-star team from the Oklahoma City and Portland players and won that game 2-1.

Charlotte Armstrong went all the way for the Queens who won in the bottom of the 7th innings on Lois William’s triple, Betty Luna’s double and Ethel Fuller’s game winning hit.

Alma Wilson pitched scoreless ball for 6 innings for the All Stars, only to see Doris Barrett come in relief in the seventh inning and lose the game.


  • MVP Award – Dodie Nelson, A-1 Queens (9-19, .473, played a tremendous outfield)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Charlotte Armstrong, A-1 Queens (5-0, Hurled 10 inning 1-hit shutout in the final)
  • Leading Hitter – Dodie Nelson, A-1 Queens (9-19) – .473
  • Miss Softball Award – Betty Luna, A-1 Queens (Outfielder/Pitcher, did everything, hit, play the field or finish a game in relief)

1951 NSC ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Charlotte Armstrong, Phoenix A-1 Queens (5-0)
P – Doris Barrett, Erv Lind Florist (2-2)
P – Alma Wilson, Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens (3-2)
C – Jo Martin, Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens
C – Lois Williams, Phoenix A-1 Queens
1B – Flossie Ballard, Phoenix A-1 Queens
2B- Irene Mass, Erv Lind Florist
3B – Betty Luna, Phoenix A-1 Queens
SS – Dorothy “Snookie” Doyle, Phoenix A-1 Queens
OF – Marie Burris, Phoenix A-1 Queens
OF – Dodie Nelson, Phoenix A-1 Queens
OF – Eva Jo Sheever, Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens
UTIL – Alice Jorgensen, Seattle Epicures
UTIL – Robbie Mulkey, Erv Lind Florist


FINAL STANDINGS

1. A-1 Queens, Phoenix, AZ (5-0)
2. Phoenix Lettuce Gems, Phoenix, AZ (5-2)
3. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (2-2)
4. Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens, Oklahoma City, OK (3-2)
5t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (3-2)
5t. Martin Maids, West Allis, WI (2-2)
7t. Eagle Markets, Quint-Cities, IA (1-2)
7t. Epicures, Seattle, WA (1-2)
9t. Imperialettes, El Centro, CA (0-2)
9t. Webster Dairy Girls, Glendale, AZ (0-2)
9t. Cincinnati Comettes, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
9t. Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2)

1951 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1951 held at Phoenix, Arizona on September 7-19.


Champion – Softball Club, Calvert, California
Runner Up – Fike Plumbers, Phoenix, Arizona


This was the first NSC tournament held after Carrol Forbes left the NSC and formed the ISL. There was certainly a battle for the big-name teams between the two
organizations. The Hanford Kings stayed with the NSC in 1951 while the Hoak Packers from Fresno went to the ISL tournament in Greeley, CO.

The Calvert club breezed throught the winner’s bracket, outscoring their opponents 21-4 in their first three games. Meanwhile, Fike Plumbers of Phoenix were in a dog fight for their first three games, winning each one by a 3-2 score, including an eight inning win over Sapulpa. However in the winner’s bracket final, Fike cut loose and clobbered Calvert, 7-2 to remain in the driver’s seat.

Hanford, who had lost their first game, 5-1 to Calvert went into the loser’s bracket and built momentum with each game they played, winning 5 games and outscoring their
opposition, 30-7 including 3 shutout games. This set them up for a rematch with Calvert in the loser’s bracket final. Calvert knocked them out of the tournament with a 4-3 win and then met the Plumber boys from Phoenix in a rematch.

Calvert were victorious, 1-0 in a 10-inning match and won the final and the 1951 NSC championship with a 5-0 shutout in the 9-inning game. George Walker with Salt Lake City got into a 15-inning match with Paul Woods of the OS Stapley team from Phoenix. The Street Department swept them up, 2-1.


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Bill Deloach, Softball Club
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Weldon Haney, Softball Club
  • Leading Hitter – Larue Savage, Colonials – .462
  • Most RBI – N/A

1951 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Kenny Law, Fike Plumbers
P – Weldon Haney, Softball Club
P – Les Haney, Kings
C – Charles Morris, Kings
C – George North, Street Department
IF – Dick Gonzales, Softball Club
IF – Bill Deloach, Softball Club
IF – Lyle Glenn, Kings
IF – Larue Savage, Colonials
OF – Lou Ferrero, Kings
OF – Bob Neeley, Fike Plumbers
OF – Buddy Storer, Softball Club
UTIL – Clyde Woods, Stanford Home Builders
UTIL – Bill Heard, Kings


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Softball Club, Calvert, CA
2. Fike Plumbers, Phoenix, AZ
3. Kings, Hanford, CA
4. Colonials, Springfield, MO
5t. Street Department, Salt Lake City, UT
5t. Fisher-Hess Pontiac, Ogden, UT
7t. Double Seven Corp., Phoenix, AZ
7t. Stanford Home Builders, Oklahoma City, OK
9t. Bartlett-Collins Glass, Sapulpa, OK
9t. Cassidy Chevrolet, Kentland, IN
9t. Holloman AFB, Los Cruces, NM
9t. Merchants, Tampico, IL
13t. O.S. Stapley, Phoenix, AZ
13t. Tony’s Famous Foods, Fort Dodge, IA
13t. General Depot, Ogden, UT

1950 NSC Women’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1950 held at Phoenix, Arizona.


Champion – Funk Jewelry Gems, Phoenix, Arizona
Runner Up – A-1 Queens, Phoenix, Arizona (110-29)


Carolyn Morris of Funk Jewelry hurled a 1-0 shutout in the final championship game to defeat her former team, A-1 Queens for the NSC title. Morris was awarded the Outstanding Pitcher Award as she went 5-0 in the tournament, including three shutouts and only gave up two runs in the entire tournament. Morris beat her old friend and teammate Charlotte Armstrong of the A-1 Queens, who gave up only the only run of the game in the first inning on a Mildred Dixons single that scored Mearle Keagle from second.

Keagle had started off the game with an infield hit and stole second before scoring. She was the only runner to steal a base of Queens catcher and tournament MVP Lois Williams.

Williams had a brilliant tournament behind the plate and also delivered some big hits from her clean-up spot in the batting order.

Alma Wilson was the batting champ as she started off with a 2 for 3 effort in the first game, including a run scoring single and then later, a grand slam home run.


  • MVP Award – Lois Williams, A-1 Queens (Brilliant defensive play at the Catcher position clutch hits from clean-up spot)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Carolyn Morris, Funk Gems (5-0, including 1-0 shutout in championship, she had 2 other shutouts as well)
  • Leading Hitter – Alma Wilson, Sooner Queens (3-2 pitching, not much info on batting, Grand Slam, single, 5 RBI)
  • Miss Softball Award – Dodie Nelson, A-1 Queens (Outfielder, played entire tournament with dislocated kneecap and still made all world)

1950 NSC ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Charlotte Armstrong, Phoenix A-1 Queens (4-2)
P – Carolyn Morris, Phoenix Funk Gems (5-0)
P – Annabelle ‘Mugsy’ Walker, Denver Industrial Bank (1-2)
C – Kay Rohrer, Phoenix Funk Gems
C – Lois Williams, Phoenix A-1 Queens
1B – Theda Tee Marshall, Phoenix Funk Gems
2B – Margie Yetman, Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens
3B – Mildred Dixon, Phoenix Funk Gems
SS – Nancy Ito, Denver Industrial Bank
OF – Merle Keagle, Phoenix Funk Gems
OF – Dottie Myers, Phoenix Funk Gems
OF – Dodie Nelson, Phoenix A-1 Queens
UTIL – Alice Jorgensen, Seattle Epicures (2-2)
UTIL – Alma Wilson, Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens (3-2)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Funk Jewelry Gems, Phoenix, AZ (5-0)
2. A-1 Queens, Phoenix, AZ (4-2)
3. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (4-2) *
4. Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens, Oklahoma City, OK (3-2)
5t. Van Food Mart, West Allis, WI (2-2)
5t. Seattle Epicures, Seattle, WA (2-2)
7t. Texas Bells, Breckenridge, TX (1-2) *
7t. Industrial Bankers, Denver, CO (1-2)
9t. Sunshine Girls, Tucson, AZ (0-2)
9t. Agriculture Assoc. Hybrid Chicks, DeKalb, IL (0-2)
9t. Miller & Miller Freight, Wichita Falls, TX (0-2)
9t. Ringsby Truck Lines, Grand Junction, CO (0-2) (forfeit)

* includes 1 forfeit win

1950 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1950 held at Greeley, Colorado on September 2-11.


Champion – Hoak Packers, Fresno, California
Runner Up – Kings, Hanford, California


This was the final NSC tournament held in Greeley (CO). The ISL was created in December, 1950 by Carrol Forbes and in 1951 the inaugural ISL tournament was held in
Greeley (CO).

At this 1950 NSC tournament, Hoak Packers were unbeaten, winning 5 games, allowing 7 runs while scoring 16 runs. Their first 3 wins were by one run and the lone shutout they recorded was in the 3-0 final over Hanford Kings.

The first woman manager of an NSC world tournament team made her debut in this tournament. Mrs. Ruth Mohr took control of the Marchese team at mid-season and
guided her club to the metro, district, and state championships to qualify for the world tournament. The team lost its final game on Red Denham’s (Crane) no-hitter.


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Red Denham, Gulf Oilers
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – LeRoy Zimmerman, Hoak Packers
  • Leading Hitter – Bill Heard, Kings – .429
  • Most RBI – N/A

1950 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Bill Buckley, Kings, Hanford
P – Les Haney, Hoak Packers
C – Whitey Becknell, Kings
C – Hal Britton, Hoak Packers
IF – Leonard Francis, Hoak Packers
IF – Herman Hoff, Wells Motors
IF – Rusty Stewart, Gulf Oilers
IF – Bing Bingston, Hoak Packers
OF – Ray Maegher, Hoak Packers
OF – Bill Heard, Kings, Hanford
OF – Vance Adams, Deal Motors
UTIL – Jim Livingston, Grever Truck Lines
UTIL – Ray Curtiss, Wells Motors


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Hoak Packers, Fresno, CA
2. Kings, Hanford, CA
3. Grever Truck Lines, Tulsa, OK
4. Wells Motors, Greeley, CO
5t. Gulf Oilers, Crane, TX
5t. Deal Motors, El Paso, TX
7t. Eales, Bryan, OH
7t. Brandies, Rock Island, IL
9t. Fisher-Hess Pontiac, Ogden, UT
9t. Snow Jewelers, Clinton, OK
9t. Double Seven, Phoenix, AZ
9t. Hast Lumber, Denver, CO
13t. Juds, Johnstown, CO
13t. Marchese Bros., Milwaukee, WI
13t. Eagles, Cheyenne, WY
13t. Stoutamire Garage, Gainesville, FL
17t. Horton Mfg., Fort Wayne, IN
17t. Motors, Cochituate, MA

1949 NSC Women’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1949 held at Phoenix, Arizona.


Champion – A-1 Queens, Phoenix, Arizona (121-42)
Runner Up – Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Charlotte Armstrong’s 1-hit shutout won the 2nd and deciding game 6-0. Dot Myers had the big blow, a 3-run HR.

A-1 Queens win was so dominant, the numbers are mind boggling. They were 8-0, the runner-up was 7-6. The run differential was 41-3, 13 runs more than the closest team and 10 runs less than the closest team. Their two pitchers, Carolyn Morris and Charlotte Armstrong were both 4-0 with 3 shutouts each. Morris gave up 1 run and Armstrong 2.

The talk of the tournament was the MVP pitcher from Oklahoma City Sooner Queens, Alma Wilson, who pitched every single inning of the tournament for the Sooner girls, 88 consecutive innings and went 7-6 in the event.

Diane Holder won the Miss Softball Award as her team came from Los Angeles with just 9 players, causing her to pitch all 42 innings for the squad.

Alice Jorgensen was 2-2 on the mound for the Seattle Epicures and also won the batting title with a .412 average.


  • MVP Award – Alma Wilson, Sooner Queens (7-6, pitched all 13 games, 88 consecutive innings, had 4 shutouts)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Carolyn Morris, A-1 Queens (4-0, 28 IP, 3 shutouts)
  • Leading Hitter – Alice Jorgensen, Seattle Epicures (7-17, also 2-2 pitching) – .412
  • Miss Softball Award – Diane Holder, Los Angeles Arden Farms (Pitcher, 1-3 record, team came with 9 players, she hurled all 42 innings)

1949 NSC ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Charlotte Armstrong, Phoenix A-1 Queens (4-0)
P – Lottie Jackson, Jax Brewer Maids (3-2)
P – Carolyn Morris, Phoenix A-1 Queens (4-0)
C – Alice Jorgensen, Seattle Epicures
C – Lois Williams, Phoenix A-1 Queens
1B – Flossie Ballard, Phoenix A-1 Queens
2B – Margie Yetman, Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens
3B – Betty Giertz, Phoenix A-1 Queens
SS – Kay Rohrer, Jax Brewer Maids
OF – Jane Skeeter Eden, Erin Brews
OF – Dottie Myers, Phoenix A-1 Queens
OF – Dodie Nelson, Phoenix A-1 Queens
UTIL – Hazel Gill, Jax Brewer Maids
UTIL – Alma Wilson, Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens (7-6)
UTIL – Diane Holder, Los Angeles Arden Farms (1-3)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. A-1 Queens, Phoenix, AZ (8-0)
2. Downtown Chevy Sooner Queens, Oklahoma City, OK (7-6)
3. Jax Brewery Maids, New Orleans, LA (3-4)
4. Seattle Epicures, Seattle, WA (3-4)
5t. Erin Brews, Cleveland, OH (3-3)
5t. Arden Farms, Los Angeles, CA (1-3)
7t. Superettes, Rock Island, IL (1-3)
7t. Martin Maids, West Allis, WI (0-3)

* winners bracket games were all best of 3 series

1949 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1949 held at Greeley, Colorado on September 3-11.


Champion – Kings, Hanford, California
Runner Up – Roundup Bar, Somerton, Arizona


A 20-inning game was played between Toronto’s Dalton Furs & El Paso’s Deal Motors. Cam Ecclestone (Toronto) set the strikeout mark (30) for a game but lost to Paul Lopez 1-0. Both records (longest game & strikeouts) would stand for 18 years until broken by Vern Mauch of Colorado in 1967.

In an earlier game between Taft (3rd) and runner-up Somerton, the game went 16 innings and ended with a steal of home by Somerton 3rd baseman Herman Frauenfelder
for a 1-0 final.

In a game between Gainesville and Taft, Les Haney (Taft) struck out 15 consecutive batters from the 2nd through 6th innings.

Jess Cornwell of Greeley no-hit the Churubusco team from Indiana.

The tournament director for this NSC event was Carrol Forbes who would break with the NSC in December, 1950 and form another organization, the ISL.


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Paul Thomas, Streit’s Bicycle Shop
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Kenny Law, Roundup Bar
  • Leading Hitter – Dave Lott, Anderson Sporting Goods – .519
  • Most RBI – N/A

1949 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Kenny Law, Roundup Bar (5-2, 57 IP, 35 H, 5 ER, 83 K, 35 BB)
P – Bill Buckley, Kings (2-0, 14 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 18 K, 0 BB)
C – Wes Priest, Shamrocks (2-1, 31 IP, 10 H, 1 ER, 46 K, 3 BB)
C – Charles Morris, Shamrocks .190
IF – Whitey Becknell, Kings .000
IF – Jack Reid, Roundup Bar .310
IF – Jerry Cahoon, Roundup Bar .222
IF – Fred Viera, Kings .214
OF – Don Allen, Bluebonnet Laundry .455
OF – Dom Farruzzi, Kings .462
OF – Dave Lott, Roundup Bar .519
UTIL – Lou Ferrero, Kings .467
UTIL – Bud Manchester, Streit’s Bicycle Shop .200 (5 RBI)
UTIL – Jim Livingston, Tulsa .333


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Kings, Hanford, CA
2. Roundup Bar, Somerton, AZ
3. Shamrocks, Taft, CA
4. Grever Truck Lines, Tulsa, OK
5t. Streit’s Bicycle Shop, Gainesville, FL
5t. Rudy & Headland, Salt Lake City, UT
7t. Bluebonnet Laundry, Lubbock, TX
7t. Deal Motors, El Paso, TX
9t. Wells Motors, Greeley, CO
9t. Oilers, Madill, OK
9t. Fred Ward All-Stars, Denver, CO
9t. All-Stars, Stamford, TX
13t. Dalton Furs, Toronto, ON
13t. Leitch Hardware, Churubusco, IN
13t. Gulf Oilers, Crane, TX
13t. American Legion, Windsor, CO
17t. Western Floors, Cheyenne, WY