1987 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1987 held at Pekin, Illinois.


Champion – Orange County Majestics, Orange, California
Runner Up – Hi-Ho Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (62-6)


The Majestics went undefeated (6-0 to capture the National Championship. They defeated the Hi Ho Brackettes 4-2 in the Championship game. Denise Correa smashed a 3-run Triple in the 4th inning to give the Majestics the 4-2 lead they would never relinquish. Debbie Doom started the game and went 4 innings for the win. Michele Granger came in to close it out in the final 3 innings to earn the save. Barbara Reinalda was the losing pitcher for the Brakettes, who finished 6-2.

In a 27 inning game between California Raiders and Pantera’s Classics, Tiffany Boyd struck out 33 and Becky Duffin struck out 32.


  • MVP – Michele Granger, Orange County Majestics (3-0, 23 IP, 33 K, did not allow an earned run)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Michele Granger, Orange County Majestics (3-0, 2 shutouts)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Dot Richardson, Hi-Ho Brakettes
  • Batting Leader – Kari Johnson, Redding Rebels (10-21) – .476
  • HR Leader – Liz Mizera, Orange Magestics (8-18, .444) – 2
  • HR Leader – Kris Peterson, Hi-Ho Brakettes (11-26, .423, 9 runs, also had a streak of 9 straight hits) – 2
  • HR Leader – Jodi Rathbun, Avanti’s – 2

1987 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Michele Granger, Orange County Majestics
P – Debbie Doom, Orange County Majestics (3-0, 24 IP, 1 ER, 26 K)
P – Susan LeFebvre, Kirin Invasion
C – LeaAnn Jarvis, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Kristin Glomboske, California Raiders
1B – Debbie Langevain, Kirin Invasion
1B – Liz O’Conner, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Kari Johnson, Redding Rebels
3B – Cindy Mosteller, Lone Star Lady Lights
SS – Liz Mizera, Orange County Majestics
OF – Kris Peterson, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Karen Walker, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Kim Nutter, Orange County Majestics
OF – Barbara Jordan, Redding Rebels
DP – Leanne Bonifas, East Peoria Avanti’s
UTIL – Pam Newton, Kirin Invasion

1987 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Tracy Compton, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Suzy Brazney, Orange County Majestics
C – Cathy Sondag, East Peoria Avanti’s
1B – Pam Casper, East Peoria Avanti’s
2B – Jodi Rathbun, East Peoria Avanti’s
3B – JoAnn Ferrieri, Los Angeles Diamonds
SS – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Mary Ivy, Pantera’s Classic
OF – Kathy Escarcega, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Yvonne Gutierrez, Los Angeles Diamonds
OF – Chenita Rogers, Los Angeles Diamonds
DP – Gina Vecchione, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Catherine Stedman, California Raiders

1987 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Margie Wright, Twin City Jammers
P – Heather Compton, California Raiders
P – Connie Clark, Los Angeles Diamonds
C – Michelle Gromacki, Los Angeles Diamonds
C – Tammy Turner, Phoenix Sunbirds
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, Los Angeles Diamonds
2B – Julie Smith, Orange County Majestics
3B – Tammy Joslin, Redding Rebels
SS – Charis Monroe, Kirin Invasion
OF – Margaret Seng, Ann Arbor Pacer’s
OF – Elise King, Kirin Invasion
OF – Sue Lewis, Los Angeles Diamonds
OF – Natalie King, Phoenix Sunbirds
DP – Vickie Schneider, Twin City Jammers
UTIL – Tiffany Boyd, California Raiders


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Orange County Majestics, Orange, CA (6-0)
2. Hi Ho Brackettes, Stratfors, CT (6-2)
3. Los Angeles Diamonds, Los Angeles, CA (4-2)
4. Kirin Invasion, Hacienda Heights, CA (4-2)
5t. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA (4-2)
5t. Raiders, Southern, CA (4-2)
7t. Twin City Jammers, Minneapolis, MN (3-2)
7t. East Peoria Avantis, East Peoria, IL (3-2)
9t. Lone Star Beer Lady Knights, Houston, TX (2-2)
9t. Pantera’s Classics, Jefferson City, MO (2-2)
9t. Phoenix Sunbirds, Phoenix, AZ (2-2)
9t. Ann Arbor Pacers, Ann Arbor, MI (2-2)
13t. Budweiser Belles, Parsippany, NJ (1-2)
13t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (1-2)
13t. Mount Pleasant Royals, Mount Pleasant, MI (1-2)
13t. Whittier Roadrunners, Whittier, CA (1-2)
17t. Coors Light Silver Bullets, Houston, TX (0-2)
17t. San Antonio Kidz, San Antonio, TX (0-2)
17t. Oklahoma Classics, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
17t. West Chester Crickets, Collegeville, PA (0-2)
17t. 58 Bonding Company, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
17t. Plymouth Blue Wave, Plymouth, MA (0-2)
17t. Metropolitan Poultry, Columbus, MA (0-2)
17t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (0-2)

L-R, top row- unidentified, Coach Andy Van Etten, Dot Richardson, Beth Greig, Kathy Escarcega, Karen Walker, Gina Vecchione, Liz O’Conner, Lea Ann Jarvis, Kathy Dyer, Donna McLean, Allyson Rioux, unidentified, Manager Ralph Raymond, unidentified bottom row- Doreen Denmon, Sally Maher, Barbara Reinalda, Kathy Arendsen, Tracy Compton, Kris Peterson, bat boy Josh

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