1968 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1968 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.


Champion: Escue Pontiac, Cincinnati, Ohio (41-8)
Runner Up: Carter’s Rebels, Jacksonville, Florida


Escue had to win 4 straight games on the final day to claim the crown, they eliminated defending champ, Ridge Maintenence 8-7, then had to play the tough Carolina Rockets, which they did (2-1) in 8 innings. The winning run was scored on an error with the bases loaded. The Cincinnati squad then had to defeat before Carter’s Rebels from Jacksonville, FL. They won the game 8-7. Now they had the task of defeating a hot Carter’s Rebels team from Florida. Then went out and defeated the Rebels 9-6 and then again 6-4 for the title as Gloria Hill came through with a clutch 2-run single to give Escue the lead in the top of the 7th inning and eventual winning margin, 6-4. Ridge Maintenance clean-up hitter and shortstop, ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins was selected the MVP for the second straight year, this time for a team that finished 4th place. Quite impressive. Escue Pontiac pitcher Peggy Carney pitched 11 games and won 10 of them for the Champs


  • MVP – Ida Jean Hopkins, Ridge Maintenance (.633, 4 HRs)
  • Home Run Leader – Ida Jean Hopkins, Ridge Maintenance – 4
  • Batting Leader – Ida Jean Hopkins, Ridge Maintenance- .633

1968 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Peggy Carney, Escue Pontiac
C – Mary Beal, Ridge Maintenance
1B – Susie Clark, Rockets
2B – Jean Perry, BPW Hoosiers
3B – Nancy Oldham, Rockets
SS – Ida Jean Hopkins, Ridge Maintenance
OF – Lea Clark, NYC All-Stars
OF – Karen Kuhnheim, Escue Pontiac
OF – Jo Winfree, Rockets
OF – Charlene Larrick, Rebels


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Escue Pontiac, Cincinnati, OH (10-1)
2. Carter’s Rebels, Jacksonville, FL (5-2)
3. Carolina Rockets, NC (4-2)
4. Ridge Maintenance, Cleveland, OH (6-2)
5t. BPW Hoosiers, Louisville, KY (3-2)
5t. New York City All Stars, New York, NY (3-2)
7t. Rutenschroer Florist, Cincinnati, OH (5-2)
7t. MaLarks, Minneapolis, MN (4-2)
9t. Ross-Lakeland Volkswagonettes, Lakeland, FL (5-2)
9t. South Side Sausage, Milwaukee, WI (3-2)
9t. East Side Debs, Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)
9t. Converse Dots, Miami, FL (3-2)
13t. Pfeifer Girls, WI (3-2)
13t. Rebel Drive-Inn, TN (3-2)
13t. Oxford Merchants, Oxford, OH (4-2)
13t. Lucky Lager, MT (2-2)
17t. Motown Soul Sisters, Detroit, MI (2-2)
17t. FMC Corporation, WV (2-2)
17t. Monroe Royals, Monroe, MI (2-2)
17t. Geisler Jorgen, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Elmer’s Dog House, Aurora, IL (1-2)
17t. Grace Rebels, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
17t. Landontown Manufacturing, VA (1-2)
17t. Jimmies Food Store, AL (1-2)
25t. One Eyed Jacks, AR (1-2)
25t. Covered Wagon, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
25t. West Lake Angels, Indianapolis, IN (0-2)
25t. Aloha, Roma, GA (0-2)
25t. Francis Realty, CA (0-2)
25t. Anchorage Moosettes, Anchorage, AK (0-2)
25t. Sin-Tay Tools, SC (0-2)
25t. St. Anthony Park, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
33t. Oregon, Toledo, OH (0-2)
33t. Union Bank, North Vernon, IN (0-2)
33t. Sparks, Jeffersonville Parish, LA (0-2)
33t. Pik-Quik, Bloomington, MN (0-2)
33t. Berry Plastering, Omaha, NE (0-2)
33t. Glenn Manufacturing Co., MS (0-2)
33t. Ashland Bombers, Ashland, KY (0-2)
33t. Hutchinson National Bank, Hutchinson, KS (0-2)

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