2003 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

2003 held at Pekin, Illinois.


Champion – Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (65-5)
Runner Up – Team Smith Inc., Placentia, California


The National Pro Fastpitch League conducted a draft in December after nationals and many players from this year’s championship were drafted. How this effects the top women’s fastpitch national championship is to be determined.


  • MVP – Kelly Kretschman, Stratford Brakettes (6-12, HR, 5 RBI – drove in 2 runs in 5-0 championship)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Kaci Clark, Stratford Brakettes (2-0, 14 IP, 21 K)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Lea Mishlan, Stratford Brakettes
  • Batting Leader – Lyndsey Angus, Storm USA (10-18) – .556
  • HR Leader – N/A

2003 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kaci Clark, Stratford Brakettes
P – Danielle Henderson, Stratford Brakettes (3-0, 2 ER, 2 shutouts, including the one that in the championship game, 4-0)
P – Jodie Cox, Team Smith Inc
C – Mackenzie Vandergeest, Team Smith Inc
1B – Kellie Wilkerson, Stratford Brakettes
2B – Lyndsey Angus, Storm USA
3B – Gina Oaks, Team Smith Inc
SS – Lea Mishlan, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Kelly Kretschman, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Stephanie Ramos, Team Smith Inc
OF – Kristen Zaleski, Storm USA
OF – Germaine Fairchild, Stratford Brakettes
UTIL – Nicole Bohnenstiehl, St. Louis Saints
UTIL – Oli Keohohou, Team Smith Inc
UTIL – Lindsey Klein, Team Smith Inc

2003 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Piper Marten, Storm USA
P – Crystal Draper, Team Smith Inc
P – Kirsten Voak, California Schutt Hurricanes
C – Suzy Brazney, California Schutt Hurricanes
1B – Emily Starkey, Bloomington Lady Hearts
2B – Cheryl Bolding, Storm USA
3B – Amiee Lonigro, East Peoria Avanti’s
SS – Natalie Peters, St. Louis Saints
OF – Bridget Fournie, St. Louis Saints
OF – Alicia Smith, Stratford Brakettes
OF – Erin Mobley, California Schutt Hurricanes
OF – Brooke Rutschman, California Schutt Hurricanes
UTIL – Andea Wirkus, St. Louis Saints
UTIL – Shae Wesley, Bloomington Lady Hearts
UTIL – Teri Goldberg, California Schutt Hurricanes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Stratford Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-0)
2. Team Smith Inc., Placentia, CA (4-2)
3. California Schutt Hurricanes, Riverside, CA (4-2)
4. St. Louis Saints, St. Louis, MO (4-2)
5t. Storm USA, Lake Forest, CA (4-2)
5t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (2-2)
7t. East Peoria Avantis, East Peoria, IL (3-2)
7t. St. Louis Heat, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
9t. Allentown Patriots, Allentown, PA (2-2)
9t. Indiana Slammers, Hobart, IN (1-2)
9t. Amherst Lightning, Amherst, NY (1-2)
9t. East Peoria Lady Rage, East Peoria, IL (1-2)
13t. Cigs Sting, Decatur, IL (1-2)
13t. Elite Force, Palos Hills, IL (1-2)
13t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (1-2)
13t. Carbondale Cougars, Carbondale, IL (1-2)
17t. Springfield Rockettes, Springfield, IL (0-2)
17t. Lisle Powerhouse, Lisle, IL (0-2)
17t. Peoria Outlaws, Peoria, IL (0-2)
17t. Pekin Lettes, Pekin, IL (0-2)

L-R, top row – Kelly Kretschman, Erica Sobel, Alicia Smith, Robyn King, Donna McLean, Kellie Wilkerson, Frankie Spruce, Germaine Fairchild, Danielle Henderson, Coach/Scorer Jeff Ellis, Leigh Ann Ellis, Keri (McCallum) Stratton, Karrie Rider, Manager John Stratton, Kaci Clark, GM Bob Baird, Coach Patti Fernandes. Bottom row – Lea Mishlan, Batgirl Katie, Sara Jewett, Heather Wright, young fan, Jen Smith, Batgirl Sam

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