Category: Fast

1981 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1981 held at Kimberly, Wisconsin on August 13-22.


Champion – Kings, Camarillo, California
Runner Up – Valley Construction, Midland, Michigan


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Larry Nolan, Kings
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Mark Smith, Kings
  • Leading Hitter – Larry Nolan, Kings – .600
  • Most RBI – Floyd Lavergne, Kings – 6

1981 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Cal Oxford, Firebirds (7-1, 0.19 ERA, 52 K, 12 BB)
P – Mark Smith, Kings (5-0, 0.22 ERA, 50 K, 19 BB)
P – Peter Finn, Valley Construction (5-2, 0.28 ERA, 126 K, 14 BB)
C – Art Tolfree, Valley Construction .286
C – Make Van Dine, Faultless Rubber .316
IF – Bob Toney, Stars .438
IF – Elston Mitchell, Heart America .462
IF – Chad Corcoran, Kings .333
IF – Mike Bolton, Firebirds .235
IF – Tim Mazza, Chameleons .313
OF – Larry Nolan, Kings .600
OF – Mark Burrup, Larry Miller Toyota .545
OF – Alan Rohrback, Kings .375
OF – Floyd Lavergne, Kings .235
DH – Ted Domingez, Bombers .417

1981 ISC SECOND TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Kevin Herlihy, Bolters (5-2, 0.15 ERA, 75 K, 5 BB)
P – Don Olson, All-American Bar (4-2, 0.46 ERA, 23 K, 5 BB)
C – Tom Presley, Firebirds .189
IF – Jack Settle, Bombers .333
IF – Dick Campbell, Bombers .308
IF – Jeff Peck, Valley Construction .214
IF – Herman Augerhole, Firebirds .200
OF – Joe Spaulding, Firebirds .238
OF – Steve Donahue, Midwest Gallery .385
OF – Jerry Triska, Firebirds .225


FINAL STANDINGS (Tulsa Firebirds are mission)

1. Kings, Camarillo, CA
2. Valley Construction, Midland, MI
3. All-American Bar, St. Paul, MN
4. Chameleons, Lancaster, CA
5t. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI
5t. Bolters, Saginaw, MI
7t. Larry Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT
7t. Bombers, Oceanside, CA
9t. Westbrook Mfg., Houston, TX
9t. St. Catherines, ON
9t. All-Car, Green Bay, WI
9t. Aces, Las Vegas, NV
13t. Heart of America, Bloomington, IL
13t. Faultless Rubber, Ashland, OH
13t. Kings, Livingston, CA
13t. Home Savings, Aurora, IL
17t. Happy Chef, Mankato, MN
17t. Midwest Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
17t. Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX
17t. Canadian Nationals, Newmarket, ON
17t. Planggers Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI
17t. Top Brass, Charles Town, WV
17t. Westside Fed., Seattle, WA
17t. South Truck, Phoenix, AZ
25t. Benco’s, Greensburg, PA
25t. Kellands, Yuma, AZ
25t. Stevenson, Lakewood, CO
25t. Kings, Ft. Worth, TX
25t. Plumbers, Salt Lake City, UT
25t. Blue Lady, Pueblo, CO
25t. Rocky Mt. A’s, Denver, CO
25t. Freeport, IL
33t. A’s, Albuquerque, NM
33t. Made-rite, Cedar Rapids, IA
33t. Stars, Oklahoma City, OK
33t. Cardinals, Duncanville, TX
33t. Ruth’s Realty, Seattle, WA
33t. Budweiser Kings, St. Louis, MO
33t. Plymouth Club, Marion, IN
33t. So. Dak. Winn., Sioux City, IA

1981 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1981 held at Reaves Park in Norman, Oklahoma on May 21-24.


Champion – Utah State Aggies (34-12)
Runner Up – Cal State Fullerton


Yo Arvizu’s defensive play in the top of the seventh killed a California State-Fullerton rally and gave Utah State a 4-3 win in the finals of the AIAW Division I Women’s College World Series in Norman, Oklahoma on Sunday.

With runners on first and third and no outs, Arvizu fielded a ground ball and tagged a runner going to second. She then tossed the ball to first for the double play. One run was scored on the play.

The Aggies scored what proved to be the winning run in the fourth when Janet Lelsing reached second on a throwing error by Cal-Fullerton third baseman Jan Tierrini and scored on a double by Jackie Weigand.

The Bears rallied for one run in the seventh to make the final margin 4-3.

Cal-Fullerton forced the second game with a 6-1 win over Utah State on Sunday afternoon. The Titans had moved into the finals with a 5-4 win over UCLA on Sunday morning.


  • MVP – N/A
  • Leading Hitter – Sue Lewis, Cal-State Fullerton (14-22, .636, 3 HR)
  • HR Champion – Sue Lewis, Cal-State Fullerton – 3

1981 ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

N/A


SCORES

  1. Oklahoma 1 New Mexico 0
  2. California 3 Illinois State 0
  3. Western Michigan 2 Creighton 0
  4. Cal St-Fullerton 7 New Mexico State 6
  5. Utah State 2 Texas A&M 1
  6. UCLA 3 South Carolina 0
  7. Missouri 3 Rutgers 0
  8. Oklahoma State 5 Michigan State 1
  9. New Mexico 1 Illinois State 0 (Illinois State eliminated)
  10. Creighton 4 New Mexico State 2 (New Mexico State eliminated)
  11. Texas A&M 4 South Carolina 0 (South Carolina eliminated)
  12. Michigan State 6 Rutgers 2 (Rutgers eliminated)
  13. California 4 Oklahoma 1
  14. Cal St-Fullerton 2 Western Michigan 0
  15. Utah State 1 UCLA 0
  16. Missouri 5 Oklahoma State 1
  17. Michigan State 8 Oklahoma 1 (Oklahoma eliminated)
  18. Texas A&M 1 Western Michigan 0 (Western Michigan eliminated)
  19. UCLA 2 Creighton 1 (Creighton eliminated)
  20. Oklahoma State 5 New Mexico 2 (New Mexico eliminated)
  21. Cal St-Fullerton 1 California 0
  22. Utah State 4 Missouri 2
  23. UCLA 5 Oklahoma State 0 (Oklahoma State eliminated)
  24. Texas A&M 3 Michigan State 2 (Michigan State eliminated)
  25. UCLA 2 California 0 (California eliminated)
  26. Texas A&M 1 Missouri 0 (Missouri eliminated)
  27. Utah State 2 Cal St-Fullerton 0
  28. UCLA 1 Texas A&M 0 (Texas A&M eliminated)
  29. Cal St-Fullerton 5 UCLA 4 (UCLA eliminated)
  30. Cal St-Fullerton 6 Utah State 1
  31. Utah State 4 Cal St-Fullerton 3 (Cal State-Fullerton eliminated)

FINAL STANDINGS

1 Utah State Aggies (5-1)
2 Cal St-Fullerton Titans (5-2)
3 UCLA Bruins (5-2)
4 Texas A&M Aggies (4-2)
5t. California Bears (2-2)
5t. Michigan State Spartans (2-2)
7t. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (2-2)
7t. Missouri Tigers (2-2)
9t. Oklahoma Sooners (1-2)
9t. Western Michigan Broncos (1-2)
9t. New Mexico Aggies (1-2)
9t. Creighton Blue Jays (1-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-2)
13t. New Mexico State Aggies (0-2)
13t. Illinois State Redbirds (0-2)

1980 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1980 held at Tempe, Arizona on August 15-24.


Champion – Home Savings, Aurora, Illinois
Runner Up – 7th Ave Auto Parts, Phoenix, Arizona


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Jay Bob Bickford, 7th Ave. Auto Parts
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Jay Bob Bickford, 7th Ave. Auto Parts
  • Leading Hitter – Jim Hunt, Larry Miller Toyota – .600
  • Most RBI – Ken Dey, Larry Miller Toyota – 10

1980 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Jay Bob Bickford, 7th Ave Auto (4-1, 0.18 ERA, 29 K, 5 BB)
P – Dick Brubaker, Home Savings (3-0, 0.00 ERA, 25 K, 5 BB)
P – Alan Colglazier, Home Savings (3-0, 0.00 ERA, 26 K, 4 BB)
C – Robin Voss, Home Savings .412
C – Dan Banallick, Grimsby .333
IF – Darryl Day, Home Savings .400
IF – Tim Mazza, Bakersfield .474
IF – Ken Dey, SLC LMT .381
IF – Mike Madril, 7th Ave.Auto .240
IF – Joe Nichols, SLC LMT .417
OF – Larry Nolan, Nitehawks .421
OF – Jim Hunt, SLC LMT .600
OF – Gary Stahl, SLC LMT .320
OF – Fred Gonzales, 7th Ave.Auto .286
DH – Don Bean, Houston 45’s .455

1980 ISC SECOND TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Peter Landers, Grimsby (4-0, 1.13 ERA, 42 K, 7 BB)
P – Vaughn Alvey, SLC LMT (4-2, 1.16 ERA, 44 K, 18 BB)
C – Jim Marsh, Santa Rosa .294
IF – Terry Muck, Aurora .263
IF – Larry Foxton, Grimsby .292
IF – Scott Simons, LMT .444
IF – John Sawyer, D.F.P. .400
OF – Bill Pfeiffer, Aurora .316
OF – Jeff Pritchard, Aurora .267
OF – Bill Cameron, Johnstown .500


FINAL STANDINGS (Tulsa Firebirds are mission)

1. Home Savings, Aurora, IL
2. 7th Ave Auto Parts, Phoenix, AZ
3. Peach Kings, Grimsby, ON
4. Larry Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT
5t. Happy Chef, Mankato, MN
5t. Guanella Bros., Santa Rosa, CA
7t. Dave Frye Plastering, Bakersfield, CA
7t. Bolters, Saginaw, MI
9t. Westbrook Mfg, Houston, TX
9t. Nitehawks, Long Beach, CA
9t. Southern Truck Raiders, Phoenix, AZ
9t. 45’s, Houston, TX
13t. Grayson Raiders, Idaho Falls, ID
13t. Softball Club, Johnstown, PA
13t. Plumbers Supply, Salt Lake City, UT
13t. Band Box, St. James, MN
17t. Toyota Knights, Reno, NV
17t. Heart of America, Bloomington, IL
17t. Schaefer-Smith-Ankeney Ins., Phoenix, AZ
17t. Westside Federal S&L, Seattle, WA
17t. Valley Mechanical Contracting, Midland, MI
17t. Texas Kings, Fort Worth, TX
17t. Ray’s Fastball Club, Newmarket, ON
17t. Raiders, Rock Island, IL
25t. Red Deer, AB
25t. Blue Lady, Pueblo, CO
25t. Eastside Maid-Rite, Cedar Rapids, IA
25t. Peter’s Bombers, Des Moines, IA
25t. All-Car, Appleton, WI
25t. Broker Inn, Boulder, CO
25t. Jack Schneider Firebirds, Tulsa, OK
25t. Capitol Trailers, Norman, OK
33t. Sanders Boots, El Paso, TX
33t. Oilers, Denver, CO
33t. Hawks, Fort Wayne, IN
33t. Witschey’s, New Martinsville, WV
33t. Gin Mill, Clarks Mills, WI
33t. Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, MO
33t. Fil-Americans, Hilo, HI

1980 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1980 held at Reaves Park in Norman, Oklahoma on May 22-25.


Champion – Utah State Aggies (35-16)
Runner Up – Indiana Hoosiers


Norman, Oklahoma hosted the WCWS year and it was first time it was played at a location other than Omaha, Nebraska, where it had been held for its first 11 years. Sixteen fastpitch softball teams emerged from regional tournaments to meet in the AIAW national collegiate softball championship. The tournament was also split into three divisions (I, II, and III) with each conducting their own championship.

The Utah State Aggies, behind the pitching of Mary Lou Ramm, won its first national championship, emerging from the losers’ bracket to defeat Indiana with 1–0 and 2–1 wins in the final. Ramm was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. Utah State’s only loss had been to Indiana in the fourth round, forcing the Aggies to defeat top-seeded Texas A&M in order to again face the Hoosiers in the final.


  • MVP – Mary Lou Ramm, Utah State
  • Leading Hitter – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A

1980 ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Mary Lou Ramm, Utah State
Shari Fisher, California
Pam Reinoehl, California
Kim Bowles, Cal-Poly Pomona
Linda Berndt, Western Michigan
Patti Rendine, Western Michigan
Bonni Kinne, Western Michigan
Dot Richardson, Western Illinois
Pat Stoffel, Western Illinois
Linda Spagnolo, Indiana
Donna Michalek, Indiana
Jan Drummond, Oklahoma State
Lori Stoll, Texas A&M


SCORES

  • Texas A&M 1, SW Missouri State 0
  • Indiana 5, South Carolina 2
  • Oklahoma State 5, Western Michigan 4
  • Cal St Poly-Pomona 3, New Mexico 1
  • Cal St-Fullerton 5, Creighton 0
  • Western Illinois 1, Oklahoma 0
  • Oregon 7, Massachusetts 3
  • Utah State 4, California 1
  • SW Missouri State 4, South Carolina 0 (South Carolina eliminated)
  • Western Michigan 1, New Mexico 0 (New Mexico eliminated)
  • Creighton 3, Oklahoma 0 (Oklahoma eliminated)
  • California 2, Massachusetts 0 (Massachusetts eliminated)
  • Indiana 1, Texas A&M 0
  • Oklahoma State 1, Cal St Poly-Pomona 0
  • Western Illinois 2, Cal St-Fullerton 0
  • Utah State 5, Oregon 0
  • Cal St Poly-Pomona 3, Creighton 0 (Creighton eliminated)
  • Texas A&M 1, California 0 (California eliminated)
  • Indiana 8, Oklahoma State 0
  • Oregon 2, SW Missouri State 1 (SW Missouri State eliminated)
  • Western Michigan 3, Cal St-Fullerton 2 (Cal-State Fullerton eliminated)
  • Utah State 2, Western Illinois 0
  • Texas A&M 3, Cal St Poly-Pomona 2 (Cal St Poly-Pomona eliminated)
  • Western Michigan 1, Oregon 0 (Oregon eliminated)
  • Texas A&M 2, Western Illinois 0 (Western Illinois eliminated)
  • Western Michigan 1, Oklahoma State 0 (Oklahoma State eliminated)
  • Indiana 3, Utah State 2
  • Texas A&M 1, Western Michigan 0 (Western Michigan eliminated)
  • Utah State 1, Texas A&M 0 (Texas A&M eliminated)
  • Utah State 1, Indiana 0
  • Utah State 2, Indiana 1 (Indiana eliminated)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Utah State Aggies (6-1)
2. Indiana Hoosiers (4-2)
3. Texas A&M Aggies (5-2)
4. Western Michigan Broncos (4-2)
5t. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (2-2)
5t. Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-2)
7t. Cal St Poly-Pomona Broncos (2-2)
7t. Oregon Ducks (2-2)
9t. California Bears (1-2)
9t. Creighton Blue Jays (1-2)
9t. SW Missouri State Bears (1-2)
9t. Cal St-Fullerton Titans (1-2)
13t. Oklahoma Sooners (0-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. New Mexico Lobos (0-2)
13t. Massachusetts Minutemen (0-2)

1979 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1979 held at Bakersfield, California on August 17-26.


Champion – Bolters, Saginaw, Michigan
Runner Up – Nitehawks, Bakersfield, California


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Kevin Herlihy, Bolters
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Kevin Herlihy, Bolters
  • Leading Hitter – Mike Weaver, Tarrant Glass – .800
  • Most RBI – Jerry Garcia, Blue Lady Lounge – 7

1979 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Kevin Herlihy, Bolters (6-1, 0.00 ERA, 96 K, 4 BB)
P – Paul Magan, Ed Smith Welding (3-2, 0.38 ERA, 54 K, 7 BB)
P – Bob Todd, Nitehawks (3-0, 0.23 ERA, 25 K, 7 BB)
C – Steve Turigliatto, Nitehawks .216
C – Marvin Harris, McCoy Homes .308
IF – Mike Weaver, Tarrant Glass .800
IF – Jack Saltich, Phoenix .545
IF – Tim Mazza, Ed Smith Welding .368
IF – Steve Miner, Nitehawks .333
IF – David Bedford, Bolters .400
OF – Bobby Johnson, Ed Smith Welding .474
OF – Hice Stiles, Nitehawks .314
OF – Frank Van Patten, Nitehawks .368
OF – Stosh Padilla, Roadrunners .455

1979 ISC SECOND TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Darwin Tolzin, Nitehawks (3-0, 0.52 ERA, 12 K, 5 BB)
P – Chuck D’arcy, Guanella’s (2-1, 0.39 ERA, 21 K, 2 BB)
C – Jim Marsh, Guanella’s .263
IF – Robert Powers, Westbrook Sales .333
IF – Dallas Roundtree, Guanella’s .333
IF – Nick Vanlue, Nitehawks .229
IF – John Nessmith, Ed Smith Welding .217
OF – Ray Allena, Guanella’s .375
OF – Mike McClure, Tarrant Glass .417
OF – Larry Bodashefsky, Motor Carriers .375
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FINAL STANDINGS (Tulsa Firebirds are mission)

1. Bolters, Saginaw, MI
2. Nitehawks, Long Beach, CA
3. Ed Smith Welding, Bakersfield, CA
4. Guanella’s, Santa Rosa, CA
5t. King Richard’s Fitness Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
5t. Westbrook Sales, Houston, TX
7t. McCoy Homes, Oklahoma City, OK
7t. Schaefer-Smith Inc., Phoenix, AZ
9t. Motor Carriers, Oshawa, ON
9t. Tarrant Glass, Fort Worth, TX
9t. Grayson’s Raiders, Idaho Falls, ID
9t. Lakewood Ice Barrons, Lakewood, CA
13t. Valley Mechanical Contracting, Midland, MI
13t. Cowboys, Las Vegas, NV
13t. Broker Restaurants, Denver, CO
13t. Turquoise Kings, Kingman, AZ
17t. Roadrunners, Albuquerque, NM
17t. Merchants, Duncan, OK
17t. Blue Lady Lounge, Pueblo, CO
17t. Mettlers Bar, Mankato, MN
17t. Tommy’s Angels, Oshkosh, WI
17t. All-American Bar, St. Paul, MN
17t. La Fiesta Bar, Johnstown, PA
17t. Jack Schneider Firebirds, Tulsa, OK
25t. Ray’s, Newmarket, ON
25t. L&L Softball Team, Atwater, CA
25t. Dunn Oil, Salt Lake City, UT
25t. Raiders, Rock Island, IL
25t. All-Car, Appleton, WI
25t. Dana-Busco, Fort Wayne, IN
25t. Merchants, Camrose, AB
25t. Great Plains Gas, Cedar Rapids, IA
33t. Witschey’s, New Martinsville, WV
33t. Paddock Lounge, Denver, CO
33t. Swift & Shaw, Ogden, UT
33t. Craton’s Sporting Goods, Moline, IL
33t. Woodstock Softball Club, Woodstock, IL

1979 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1979 held at Dill Softball Center in Omaha, Nebraska on May 24-27.


Champion – Texas Woman’s Pioneers (71-5)
Runner Up – UCLA Bruins (24-9)


Texas Woman’s University, newly named the Pioneers in February after years as the Tessies, won its first national championship behind the pitching of Kathy Arendsen, emerging from the losers’ bracket to defeat defending champion UCLA with a pair of 1–0 wins in the final. On the final day, Arendsen pitched all 21 innings in three games.

Kathy Arendsen pitched three games yesterday, allowed a total of four hits and led Texas Woman’s University to the championship in the Women’s College World Series. Arendsen shut out UCLA twice by 1-0 scores in the afternoon after eliminating top-seeded Cal Poly of Pomona, 2-0, in the morning. Arendson did not allow an earned run in more than 400 innings at one point this season.

Arendsen also won the 1979 Broderick Award for the nation’s outstanding female college athlete.

Cal-Poly Pomona entered the tournament with a 40-2-2 record and was led by new coach and legendary player Carol Spanks. By the time Spanks was finished coaching she amassed a 577-309-8 record with 11 WCWS appearances and ranked as the 4th winningest coach in NCAA history.

Rutgers sported a perfect 24-0 record entering the WCWS.

The Pioneers won the championship game with an unearned run in the first inning. UCLA third baseman Marcia Pontoni overthrew first base after fielding Sue Redding’s grounder. The Texas Woman’s leadoff batter went to third on the play, kicked the return throw from first baseman Kathy Maurice out of P9ntoni’s glove and scored as the ball rolled away.


  • MVP – N/A
  • Leading Hitter – Sue Reinders, Nebraska-Omaha (6-11, .545)
  • HR Champion – N/A

OTHERS

Batting Leaders

Sue Reinders, Nebraska-Omaha (.545, 6-11, 1 RBI)
Susan Bachman, Western Illinois (.417, 5-12, 2 RBI)
Gail Coleman, Western Illinois (.417, 5-12, 3 RBI)
Jill Larson, Kansas (.400, 4-10)
Melinda Farm, Oregon State (.364, 4-11, 1 RBI)
Denise Smail, Oregon State (.364, 4-11)
Gail Edson, UCLA (.350, 7-20, 1 RBI)
Chris Abrahamson, Western Illinois (.333, 4-12)
Diane Stephenson, Indiana (.313, 5-16, 2 RBI)
Suzie Gaw, Arizona State (.308, 4-13)
Linda King, Cal Poly Pamona (.308, 4-13 1 RBI)
Barb Reinalda, Cal Poly Pamoa (.308, 4-13 2 RBI)
Meg Seng, Indiana (.308, 4-13)
Sue Sherman, UCLA (.308, 4-13)
Julie Woodman, Kansas (.300, 3-10)

Leaders

Most Hits – Gail Edson, UCLA; Willie Rucker, Texas Woman’s; Val List, Texas Woman’s (7)
Most Doubles – Liz Zemanek, Texas A&M (2)
Most Triples – Pam Brown, Texas Woman’s; Gail Coleman, Western Illinois; Diane Stephenson, Indiana (2)
Most Home Runs – Gail Coleman, Western Illinois; Jackie Crescio, Western Illinois; Bridget Ellis, Rutgers; Kim Metcalf, Northern Colorado; Diane Ninemire, Nebraska-Omaha; Lisa Slate, Texas Woman’s; Linda Spagnola, Indiana (1)
Most RBI: Linda Spagnolo, Indiana (4)
Most Stolen Bases: Julie Hudson, Indiana (3)

Pitching Leaders

Kathy Arendsen, Texas Woman’s (6-1, 5 shutouts, 77 K, 0.00 ERA)
Barb Reinalda, Cal Poly (3-2, 16 K, 0.00 ERA)
Karen Andrews, UCLA (2-1, 13K, 0.00 ERA)
Phylllis Schachterle, Northern Colorado (2-0, 4 K, 0.00 ERA)
Shelley Sinclair, Kansas (1-1, 10K, 0.00 ERA)
Lucy Casarez, Arizona State (1-1, 14 K, 0.32 ERA)
Jan Jeffers, UCLA (2-1, 6 K, 0.33 ERA)
Lou Piel, Northern Colorado (1-2, 21 K, 0.58 ERA)
Denise Smail, Oregon State (2-2, 13 K, 0.75 ERA)
Hallie Cohan, Rutgers (0-2, 13 K, 0.81 ERA)


SCORES

Cal St Poly-Pomona 6, Nebraska-Omaha 0
Western Illinois 4, Emporia State 0
Arizona State 2, Oregon State 0
Texas Woman’s 4, South Carolina 2
Kansas 2, Arizona 0
UCLA 5, Texas A&M 0
Indiana 8, Chapman 1
Northern Colorado 3, Rutgers 2
Nebraska-Omaha 4, Emporia State 3
Oregon State 1, South Carolina 0
Texas A&M 6, Arizona 2
Rutgers 1, Chapman 0
Cal St Poly-Pomona 1, Western Illinois 0
Texas Woman’s 1, Arizona State 0
UCLA 2, Kansas 0
Northern Colorado 4, Indiana 1
Texas A&M 2, Arizona State 0
Western Illinois 3, Rutgers 2
Indiana 4, Nebraska-Omaha 2
Oregon State 1, Kansas 0
Cal St Poly-Pomona 1, Texas Woman’s 0
UCLA 2, Northern Colorado 0
Texas A&M 4, Western Illinois 2
Indiana 2, Oregon State 1
Northern Colorado 2, Texas A&M 0
Texas Woman’s 2, Indiana 1
UCLA 1, Cal St Poly-Pomona 0
Texas Woman’s 1, Northern Colorado 0
Texas Woman’s 2, Cal St Poly-Pomona 0
Texas Woman’s 1, UCLA 0
Texas Woman’s 1, UCLA 0


FINAL STANDINGS

1 Texas Woman’s Pioneers (7-1)
2 UCLA Bruins (4-2)
3 Cal-State Poly Pomona Broncos (3-2)
4 Northern Colorado Bears (3-2)
5t.Texas A&M Aggies (3-2)
5t. Indiana Hoosiers (3-2)
7t. Oregon State Beavers (2-2)
7t. Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-2)
9t. Kansas Jayhawks (1-2)
9t. Arizona State Sun Devils (1-2)
9t. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-2)
9t. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (1-2)
13t. Arizona Wildcats (0-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. Chapman Panthers (0-2)
13t. Emporia State Hornets (0-2)

1978 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1978 held at Kimberly, Wisconsin on August 18-28.


Champion – Atlee Carpet Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Runner Up – Schaefer-Smith, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Bob Toney, Atlee Carpet Co.
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Gary Watland, All-American Bar
  • Leading Hitter – Hice Stiles, Stevenson Toyota – .545
  • Leading Hitter – Mark Burrup, Grayson Real Estate – .545
  • Most RBI – Bob Tony, Atlee Carpet Co. – 6

1978 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Gary Watland, St. Paul (6-1, 0.29 ERA, 60 K, 7 BB)
P – Terry Stapley, Phoenix (5-1, 1.18 ERA, 45 K, 8 BB)
P – Owen Walford, Saginaw (4-2, 0.12 ERA, 97 K, 10 BB)
C – Dan Hvam, Madison .467
C – John Dutton, Phoenix .364
IF – Bob Toney, Oklahoma City .450
IF – Bryan Sosnowski, Regina .435
IF – James Garner, Oklahoma City .375
IF – Tom Handlen, Oshkosh .364
IF – Walt Coughran, Phoenix .292
OF – Hice Stiles, Lakewood CA .545
OF – Bob Johnson, Bakersfield .529
OF – Greg Cashman, St. Paul .467
OF – Tom Hummel, Oshkosh .400

1978 ISC SECOND TEAM ALL WORLD

N/A


FINAL STANDINGS (Tulsa Firebirds are mission)

1. Atlee Carpet Co., Oklahoma City, OK
2. Schaefer-Smith Inc., Phoenix, AZ
3. Regina, SK
4. All-American Bar, St. Paul, MN
5t. Page Brake, Salt Lake City, UT
5t. Ed Smith Welding, Bakersfield, CA
7t. Bolters, Saginaw, MI
7t. Tommys Angels, Oshkosh, WI
9t. Stevenson Toyota, Lakewood, CO
9t. Mettler’s Bar, Mankato, MN
9t. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI
9t. Jets, Las Vegas, NV
13t. Tarrant Glass, Ft. Worth, TX
13t. Abel & Rule, Modesto, CA
13t. Raiders, Rock Island, IL
13t. Jets, Lakewood, CA
17t. Park & Smyers, Houston, TX
17t. Grayson Real Estate, Idaho Falls, ID
17t. Tri-Arc, Salt Lake City, UT
17t. The Bar, Green Bay, WI
17t. Stifino’s, Pueblo, CO
17t. La Fiesta, Johnstown, PA
17t. AFB, Holloman, NM
17t. Tony’s, Oshawa, ON
25t. Broker Restaurants, Denver, CO
25t. Pyles, Washington, DC
25t. Maidrite, Cedar Rapids, IA
25t. Turqupise Kings, Mesa, AZ
25t. Modern Piping, Cedar Rapids, IA
25t. Ice Barons, Lakewood, CA
25t. National Cable, Logan, WV
25t. Berards, South Burlington, VT
33t. Adam’s Rib Bar, Fort Wayne, IN
33t. Dornberger Stockman, Sioux Falls, SD
33t. Tahlequah, Tulsa, OK
33t. Toyota, Reno, NV

1978 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1978 held at Dill Softball Center in Omaha, Nebraska on May 25-28.


Champion – UCLA Bruins (31-3)
Runner Up – Northern Colorado (24-6)


UCLA swept through the Women’s College World Series of Softball undefeated and added the title to the national basketball championship it won earlier this spring.

The Bruins stopped Northern Colorado 3-0 Monday in the title game of the 16-team Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women double-elimination tournament that was plagued by weather throughout its five-day run.

Jan Jeffers stopped the Bears in the trophy game for her third victory in the tourney. UCLA, 5-0 in the meet, got three-hit pitching from Jeffers, who struck out three and walked none. Bruin batters collected six safeties off Brooks Swanson and Lou Piel, who relieved in the third inning.

The champions got all the runs they needed when Gail Edson singled home Jeffers and Sue Enquist in the first inning. UCLA added a run in the fifth when Kathy Maurice singled and Swanson, then playing left field, erred on the pickup attempt to allow Enquist to score from second base.

Piel pitched a three-hitter earlier Monday as Northern Colorado eliminated Minnesota, 3-1. Northern Colorado finished at 5-2 and Minnesota 3.2 in the tournament.

Linda Witt contributed 3-for-3 batting as Piel won her fifth game of the tournament without a loss with the support of (light Northern Colorado hits.

Witt’s triple drove in two rims in a three run fourth inning and the Bears scored in the fifth when Jan Breckenridge singled home Mary Jackson.

Minnesota loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh inning and a fielder’s choice scored the Gophers’ only run before two fly balls to the infield ended the game. Vicki Swanson was the losing pitcher. The Sunday program ended after one game. Northern Colorado eliminated Texas Woman’s University 7-3 before tourney officials called a halt because of rain and a tornado threat. The funnel cloud did not touch down.

Tournament officials estimated that the total attendance for the event cleared the 10,000 spectator barrier for the first time.


  • Most Outstanding Player – Sue Enquist, UCLA .421 (8-19)
  • Batting Leader – Sue Enquist, UCLA
  • HR Champion – N/A

1978 ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

N/A


SCORES

  1. SW Missouri State 11 Massachusetts 2
  2. UCLA 4 Texas Woman’s 0
  3. Arizona State 10 Portland State 0
  4. Utah State 11 South Carolina 0
  5. Southern Illinois 2 Stephen F. Austin 1
  6. Minnesota 2 Cal St Poly-Pomona 1
  7. Nebraska-Omaha 2 Illinois State 1
  8. Northern Colorado 3 Oregon State 0
  9. Texas Woman’s 1 Massachusetts 0
  10. Portland State 10 South Carolina 7
  11. Cal St Poly-Pomona 2 Stephen F. Austin 1
  12. Oregon State 4 Illinois State 2
  13. UCLA 1 SW Missouri State 0
  14. Utah State 2 Arizona State 0
  15. Minnesota 6 Southern Illinois 2
  16. Northern Colorado 3 Nebraska-Omaha 2
  17. Texas Woman’s 4 Nebraska-Omaha 0
  18. Southern Illinois 4 Portland State 1
  19. Cal St Poly-Pomona 1 Arizona State 0
  20. SW Missouri State 1 Oregon State 0
  21. UCLA 7 Utah State 0
  22. Minnesota 4 Northern Colorado 1
  23. Texas Woman’s 3 Southern Illinois 1
  24. Cal St Poly-Pomona 2 SW Missouri State 1
  25. Texas Woman’s 3 Utah State 0
  26. Northern Colorado 4 Cal St Poly-Pomona 3
  27. Northern Colorado 7 Texas Woman’s 3
  28. UCLA 3 Minnesota 0
  29. Northern Colorado 3 Minnesota 1
  30. UCLA 3 Northern Colorado 0

FINAL STANDINGS

1. UCLA Bruins (5-0)
2. Northern Colorado Bears (5-2)
3. Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-2)
4. Texas Woman’s Tessies (4-2)
5t. Cal-State Poly-Pomona Broncos (3-2)
5t. Southern Illinois Salukis (2-2)
7t. Utah State Aggies (2-2)
7t. SW Missouri State Bears (2-2)
9t. Arizona State Sun Devils (1-2)
9t. Oregon State Beavers (1-2)
9t. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (1-2)
9t. Portland State Vikings (1-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. Illinois State Redbirds (0-2)
13t. Massachusetts Minutemen (0-2)
13t. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (0-2)

1977 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1977 held at Phoenix, Arizona on August 19-28.


Champion – Reno Toyota, Reno, Nevada
Runner Up – Nitehawks, Long Beach, California


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Bob Penaluna, Reno Toyota
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Bob Gregory, Reno Toyota
  • Leading Hitter – Tom Scott, Pearl Beer – .615
  • Most RBI – Bob Guy, Nitehawks – 10

1977 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Bob Gregory, Reno Toyota 4-0 0.00 9 7
P – Bob Todd, Nitehawks 5-0 1.09 27 5
P – Peter Landers, Tony’s 4-2 1.19 58 11
C – Leroy Wright, Reno Toyota .455
C – Stu Zink, Warriors .400
IF – Ted Tedford, Pearl Beer .462
IF – Bob Guy, Nitehawks .360
IF – Bill Penaluna, Reno Toyota .353
IF – Jimmy Williams, Bombers .476
IF – John Fuller, Bombers .429
OF – Tom Scott, Pearl Beer .615
OF – Jack Johnson, Nitehawks .423
OF – Dennis Furguson, Turquoise Kings .417
OF – Jerry Scavarda, Stevenson Toyota .600

1977 ISC SECOND TEAM ALL WORLD

N/A


FINAL STANDINGS (Tulsa Firebirds are mission)

1. Reno Toyota, Reno, NV
2. Nitehawks, Long Beach, CA
3. Tony’s, Oshawa, ON
4. Bombers, Vista, CA
5t. Turquoise Kings, Prescott, AZ
5t. All-American Bar, St. Paul, MN
7t. Spuds, Blackfoot, ID
7t. F.M.A. Roadrunners, Salt Lake City, UT
9t. Warriors, Kingman, AZ
9t. Mustangs, Sylmar, CA
9t. Pearl Beer, San Antonio, TX
9t. Schaefer-Smith Inc., Phoenix, AZ
13t. Mettler’s Bar, Mankato, MN
13t. Tommy’s Angels, Oshkosh, WI
13t. Industrial Bank-County Line Farm, Ft. Collins, CO
13t. Colonels, Winnipeg, MB
17t. Southern Truck Raiders, Phoenix, AZ
17t. Stifino’s, Pueblo, CO
17t. Keg Bar, La Crosse, WI
17t. Raiders, Rock Island, IL
17t. Sal’s Winchell’s, Fresno, CA
17t. Stevenson Toyota, Lakewood, CO
17t. Aacro’s, Edmonton, AB
17t. Utah Noodle Parlor, Ogden, UT
25t. Bob Hyatt’s Stereo Center, Rochester, NY
25t. Hawks, Baytown, TX
25t. Indians, Cache, 0K
25t. Mercury-Lincoln, Bergettstown, PA
25t. Brewer-RKT, Fresno, CA
25t. Trion Bar, New Haven, IN
25t. Waxman Scrappers, Hamilton, ON
25t. Joe Pagon Braves, Maui, HI
33t. Ring’s, Dubuque, IA
33t. Sonic’s, Tulsa, 0K
33t. McDonalds, Sterling, IL
33t. Gene’s IGA-National Cable, Logan, WV
33t. King Farms, Owen Sound, ON
33t. Roadrunners, Albuquerque, NM

1977 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1977 held at Dill Softball Center in Omaha, Nebraska on May 25-29.


Champion – Northern Iowa Panthers (30-2)
Runner Up – Arizona Wildcats


The 1977 Women’s College World Series (WCWS) was held in Omaha, Nebraska on May 25–29. Sixteen college softball teams met in the AIAW fastpitch softball tournament. This was the first WCWS in which regional tournaments were conducted for teams to qualify for the final tournament.

After appearing in three previous WCWS in 1973, 1975, and 1976, Northern Iowa won its first national championship by defeating Arizona, 7-0, in the “if necessary” game behind pitcher Pat Stockman.

Legendary Michigan head coach Carol Hutchins participated in the WCWS with Michigan State.

Paid attendance for the series was 5,251.


  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Gayle Barrons, Michigan State (9-20, .450)
  • HR Leader – 6 tied at 1 (Brenda Marshall, Texas-Arlington; Cindy Salisbury, West Chester; Lisa Nicholson, Southwest Missouri State; June Koleber, Kansas; Gloria Graves, Kansas; DJ Parker, Northern Iowa)

OTHERS

Venus Jennings, Northern Colorado (.428, 9-21, 4 RBI)
Carmen King, Michigan State (.421, 8-19)
Jan Nelson, Southwest Missouri State (.417, 5-12, 4 RBI)
Kathy Drickey, Nebraska-Omaha (.409, 9-22, 2 RBI)
Kristie Koenig, Cal-State Sacramento (.400, 4-10)
Barb Wahlstrom, Northern Iowa (.375, 6-16, 1 RBI)
Lisa Nelson, Southwest Missouri State (.357, 5-14, 2 RBI)
Anne Davenport, Arizona (.350, 7-20, 3 RBI)
Connie Wichman, Nebraska-Omaha (.349, 8-23, 2 RBI)
Ann Anderson, Michigan State (.333, 6-18, 3 RBI)
Pat Bromley, Nebraska-Omaha (.333, 5-15, 1 RBI)
Carol Hutchins, Michigan State (.316, 6-19, 1 RBI)
Kris McCartney, Northern Iowa (.313, 5-16, 1 RBI)
Laurie Zoodsma, Michigan State (.300, 6-20, 2 RBI)
Paula Woodworth, Kansas (.300, 3-10)
Pat Stockman, Northern Iowa (3-1, 0.00 ERA, 3 shutouts)
Lou Piel, Northern Colorado (3-1, 0.00 ERA)
Gloria Graves, Kansas (2-0, 0.00 ERA)
Melanie Kyler, Arizona State (3-2, 0.49 ERA)
Penny Clayton, Southwest Missouri State (1-1, 1.06 ERA)
Marlene McCauley, Nebraska-Omaha (3-1, 1.16 ERA)
Michelle Thomas, Northern Iowa (2-0, 1.28 ERA)
Laurel Hills, Michigan State (2-1, 1.91 ERA)
Nancy Lyons, Michigan State (2-1, 1.93 ERA)
Tonja Adreon, Arizona (1-1, 2.04 ERA)
Phyliss Schachterle, Northern Colorado (1-1, 2.04 ERA)

Most Hits (9) Gayle Barrons, Michigan State; Venus Jennings, Northern Colorado; Kathy Drickey, Nebraska-Omaha.
Most Doubles (2) Anne Davenport, Arizona
Most Triples (2) Shelly Van Drimmelen, Cal-State Sacramento
Most RBI (5) Pat Stockman, Northern Iowa
Most Stolen Bases (4) Venus Jennings, Northern Colorado


SCORES

  1. Nebraska-Omaha 6 Western Illinois 0
  2. Arizona 4 Texas-Arlington 3
  3. Southwest Missouri State 5 Springfield College 2
  4. Arizona State 2 Cal-State Sacramento 1 (9 innings)
  5. Northern Iowa 3 Southern Illinois 0
  6. Kansas 1 Oklahoma State 0
  7. Michigan State 6 West Chester State 2
  8. Northern Colorado 6 Oregon State 0
  9. Arizona 7 Nebraska-Omaha 4
  10. Arizona State 2 Southwest Missouri State 0
  11. Northern Iowa 4 Kansas 0
  12. Michigan State 5 Northern Colorado 4 (8 innings)
  13. Texas-Arlington 4 Western Illinois 1 (Western Illinois eliminated)
  14. Cal-State Sacramento 6 Springfield 0 (Springfield eliminated)
  15. Oklahoma State 3 Southern Illinois 2 (Southern Illinois eliminated)
  16. Oregon State 8 West Chester State 6 (West Chester State eliminated)
  17. Arizona 1 Arizona State 0
  18. Northern Iowa 7 Michigan State 3
  19. Northern Iowa 1 Arizona 0 (8 innings)
  20. Northern Colorado 6 Texas-Arlington 0 (Texas-Arlington eliminated)
  21. Kansas 5 Cal-State Sacramento 1 (Cal-State Sacramento eliminated)
  22. Southwest Missouri State 3 Oklahoma State 1 (Oklahoma State eliminated)
  23. Nebraska-Omaha 6 Oregon 0 (Oregon eliminated)
  24. Northern Colorado 2 Kansas 1 (Kansas eliminated)
  25. Nebraska-Omaha 2 Southwest Missouri State 1 (Southwest Missouri State eliminated, 10 innings)
  26. Arizona State 2 Northern Colorado (Northern Colorado eliminated)
  27. Michigan State 5 Nebraska-Omaha 1 (Nebraska-Omaha eliminated)
  28. Michigan State 3 Arizona State 2 (Arizona State eliminated)
  29. Arizona 2 Michigan State (Michigan State eliminated)
  30. Northern Colorado 3 Nebraska-Omaha 0 (5th place game)
  31. Arizona 1 Northern Iowa 0 (9 innings)
  32. Northern Iowa 7 Arizona 0 (Arizona eliminated)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Northern Iowa Panthers (5-1)
2. Arizona Wildcats (5-2)
3. Michigan State Spartans (4-2)
4. Arizona State Sun Devils (3-2)
5. Northern Colorado Bears (4-2)
6. Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks (3-3)
7t. Kansas Jayhawks (2-2)
7t. Southwest Missouri State (2-2)
9t. Texas–Arlington (1-2)
9t. CSU–Sacramento (1-2)
9t. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (1-2)
9t. Oregon State Beavers (1-2)
13t. Southern Illinois (0-2)
13t. West Chester State (0-2)
13t. Springfield College (0-2)
13t. Western Illinois (0-2)