2015 ASA Women’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

2015 held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Champion: All Armed Forces, Sam Houston, Texas
Runner Up: Derby Girls, Kent, Washington

A 10-run explosion in the second inning helped land the U.S. Armed Forces the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National title.  In a 16-6 win (five innings) over Derby Girls/Combat/Softball.com, each member of the Armed Forces recorded a hit as the team totaled for 18 hits during their offensive fueled victory in Sunday’s Championship Game.  The Armed Forces finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record while hitting .573 as a team.

The Armed Forces struck big in the second inning, plating 10 runs in the second on a three triples, two singles and a sac fly.  Tournament MVP April Ortenzo was red hot for the Armed Forces, racking up three RBI on two hits for the Armed Forces. She doubled in the first inning and tripled in the third inning.

Derby Girls looked to mount a comeback in the third inning as three runs would cross the plate, but the Armed Forces would tack on another five runs in the bottom half of the frame to extend their lead.  Down to their final at-bat, Derby Girls loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the fifth, but the Armed Forces defense held strong to get a double play before a groundout to the third baseman brought the game to a close.

Derby Girls earned a spot in the Championship Game after defeating the Askarben Skers 15-4 (six innings) earlier in the day.

  • MVP – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces (8-10, .800, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 10 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces – .800
  • Home Run Leader – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls (7-13, .538, 5 Walks, .667 OB%, 13 RBI, 8 Runs) – 3


P – Krystal Cavette, All Armed Forces
IF – April Ortenzo, All Armed Forces
IF – Kami Marrott, Derby Girls/Combat
IF – Marjorie Mills, All Armed Forces
IF – Erika Citron, All Armed Forces
IF – Victoria Pzsyk, All Armed Forces
OF – Stefanie Watt, Derby Girls/Combat
OF – Miranda Sanderson, All Armed Forces
OF – Holly Leiter, Derby Girls/Combat
OF – Teresa Herring, All Armed Forces
UTIL – Tara Salcedo, Derby Girls/Combat
UTIL – Abby Beach, Askarben Skers
UTIL – Bri Benesh, Derby Girls/Combat
UTIL – Christan Dowling, Derby Girls/Combat
UTIL – Ashley Tarver, Lady MVP


1. All Armed Forces, Sam Houston, TX (3-0)
2. Derby Girls, Kent, WA (3-2)
3. Askarben Skers, Lincoln, NE (4-2)
4. Lady MVP, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2)
5t. Toxic Swirl, Duncan, OK (0-3)
5t. Wolfpack, Enid, OK (0-3)

NOTES: The tournament format was a three game guarantee bracket.


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