1967 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1967 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (67-2)
Runner Up – Lock Drug Jets, Redwood City, California


Joan Joyce, back home in Stratford after a three year stint in California with the Orange Lionettes, pitched a 6-0 two hit shutout in the Championship game. Joyce struck out 13 batters. Joyce and Donna Lopiano both walloped home runs over the fence in the game. Five Brakettes had at least 2 hits in the game. The Brakettes ran through the tournament shutting out 6 straight opponents and their combined score was 41-0. Their team pitching total was 6-0, 43 IP, 75 K, 0 Runs, 0 ERs, and surrendering only 7 hits in 6 games.

Connie Kennedy pitcher for Ohse Meats, went 2-2.

Ginny Hanselman (3-1, 3 shutouts) and Myrt Baker (1-1) were the pitchers for the Redwood City Jets. They Surrendered only 18 runs, 10 coming against the Brakettes.

Joan Joyce, Brakettes (2-0, 2 shutouts, 25 Ks/15 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, pitched 6-0 shutout with 13 K in final and went 2-4 with 2-Run HR).

ASA Hall of Famer, Margie Law came out of retirement to pitch a game for the Sun City Saints. She won the game and pitched a 3-hit shutout, striking out 7.


  • MVP – Mary Miller, Ohse Meats (4-0, 3 shutouts, 22 K, 30 IP, 1 ER)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Margaret Propst, Ohse Meats
  • Batting Leader – Jane Hughes, Salt Lake City Shamrocks (8-17, 3 Runs, 2 RBI) – .471
  • HR Leader – Joan Joyce, Brakettes (8-21, .381, 8 Runs, 5 RBI) – 1
  • HR Leader – Donna Lopiano, Brakettes (9-21, .429, 7 Runs, 4 RBI) – 1
  • HR Leader – Nera White, Oak Motors Mustangs (5-15, .333, 4 RBI, also 1-0 pitching) – 1
  • HR Leader – Kay Mayhill, OSHE (5-21,.238, 4 RBI, 3 Runs) – 1

1967 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Bertha Ragan-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 2 shutouts, 29 K/14 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, including 10-0 perfect game with 15 Ks in WB finals) She announced her retirement after the tournament.
P – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 2 shutouts, 21 Ks/14 IP, 0 ER, 3 Hits)
P – Mary Miller, Topeka Ohse Meats
C – Mary McGinn, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Judy Akers, Topeka Ohse Meats
1B – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Sue Gunther, Oak Park Mustangs (7-13, .538, 4 Runs, 3 RBI)
3B – Billie Moore, Topeka Ohse Meats
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Cecilia Ponce, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Pat Walker, Orlando Rebels
OF – Katherine Washington, Oak Park Mustangs
UTIL – Joy Peterson, Utah Shamrocks

1967 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Virginia Hanselman, Redwood City Jets
P – Jean Daves, Orlando Rebels
P – Jackie Rice, Orange Lionettes
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Maggie Bean, Yakima Webb Cats
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes
2B – Jane Hughes, Utah Shamrocks
3B – Mary Nell Meadors, Oak Park Mustangs
SS – Margaret Propst, Topeka Ohse Meats
OF – Lynne Justino, Redwood City Jets
OF – Karen Swarts, Topeka Ohse Meats
OF – Mickey Davis, Orlando Rebels
OF – Marla Bankhead, Utah Shamrocks
UTIL – Nera “Sally” White, Oak Park Mustangs


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Lock Drug Jets, Redwood City, CA (4-2) (North Pacific Coast)
3. Oshe Meat Company, Topeka, KS (6-2) (Western)
4. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (3-2) (Rocky Mountain)
5t. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (3-2) (South Pacific Coast)
5t. Yakima Webb Cats, Yakima, WA (2-2) (Northwestern)
7t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (2-2) (Southern)
7t. Oak Motors Mustangs, Nashville, TN (2-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (1-2) (Cactus)
9t. Lock Auto Electric, Sioux Falls, SD (2-2) (Northern)
9t. Panza Const. Superiorettes, West Haven, CT (2-2) (Host)
9t. Perkasie Glenettes, Perkasie, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
13t. Dierk’s Oak Park Chargers, Chicago, IL (1-2) (West Central
13t. Manero’s Waltham Drifters, Waltham, MA (1-2) (New England)
13t. A1 Movers Softball Club, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
13t. Brazosport Girls, Brazosport, TX (0-2) (Texas)
17t. Bud Kouts Chevrolet, Lansing, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17t. Holland All-Stars, Haarlem, Netherlands (0-2) (Europe)
17t. Maurauders, Elizabeth, NJ (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Anchorage Gold Nuggets, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – no representative was listed. Canada Champ – Toronto Carpetland, Toronto, ON did not attend.

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