Category: 1980

1980 ASA Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Montgomery, Alabama.


Champion – Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, California (118-12)
Runner Up – Howard’s Furniture, Denver, North Carolina (135-25)


Campbell’s Carpets captured the ASA National Championship on their way to winning the Triple Crown of Softball in 1980. This was the second straight year a team has won the Triple Crown. With all the high averages, home runs, etc. It was a little guy who captured the imagination of the crowd as Pitcher Buddy Slater was named the National Tournament MVP for Campbell’s.

It was reported that Slater had hurled 9 no-hitters this past season in Slow Pitch Softball. The 38 year old Slater beat Howard’s twice in this tournament; once 23-14 in the winner’s bracket finals and then when Howard’s won a slug fest over third place team Jerry’s Caterers 36-32 in the lower’s bracket final to get another crack at Campbell’s, Slater did it again, holding down the Howard’s bats in route to a 20-15 Championship Game victory.

In the 23-14 Campbell’s win over Howard’s, 9 different Campbell players hit home runs. In the 36-32 Howard’s victory over Jerry’s, Pitcher Mickey Morrison hit 4 HR and collected 9 RBI. Ed Roth also hit 4 HR with 7 RBI and Stan Harvey had 3 HR with 7 RBI to lead Howard’s. Jerry’s Pitcher, Craig Elliott hit 4 HR with 8 RBI to lead the Miami based squad.
Stan Harvey of Howard’s won the Batting championship with an amazing 30-38 performance (.789).  Howard’s Tom Beall was 25-35 (.714) with 17 HR to win the Home Run Award. 10 of Beall’s homers came in the first 2 games. Don Arndt and Ed Roth of Howard’s had 16 ad 15 HR respectively.

Campbell’s averaged close to 26 runs per game in its 6 game march to the title. They gave up only 11 runs per game, mostly due to the crafty pitching of Slater, who was 14-24 in the event (.500), and pitched all of Campbell’s games to finish 6-0.

Other stars for Campbell’s were Jerry King (21-30, .700 with 8 HR), Dick Bartel (20-30, .667 also with 8 HR), and Steve Williams (13-25, .520 and he hit 5 HR). Two of Williams’s HR came in the Championship Game. Greg Fuhrman and Dennis Myers both hit 9 HR, but were left off the All-America squads.


  • MVP – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s Carpets (6-0, .500)
  • HR Champion – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture (.715, 37 RBI) -17
  • Batting Champion – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (30-38) – .789

1980 ASA MEN’S OPEN SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

P – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s Carpets (11-22, .500)
P – Craig Elliott, Jerry’s Catering
C – Ernie Hicks, York Barbell (21-27, .778)
C – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (16 HR)
1B – Ed Roth, Howard’s Furniture (24-34, .706, 15 HR)
2B – James Boyett, Jerry’s Catering
3B – Jerry King, Campbell’s Carpets (21-30, .700, 8 HR)
SS – Steve Williams, Campbell’s Carpets (13-25, .520, 5 HR)
OF – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (30-38, .789)
OF – Ron Dorsey, York Barbell (14 HR)
OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture (25-35 .715, 17 HR, 37 RBI)
OF – Dick Bartel, Campbell’s Carpets (19-28, .677, 8 HRs)
UT – Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Catering

1980 ASA MEN’S OPEN SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

P – Rick Leek, York Barbell
P – John Durkett, Teamsters #293
C – John Hale, Frierson Building Supply
C – Fred Winston, Jerry’s Catering
1B – John Geckle, Steele’s Sports (19-27, .704, 7 HR)
2B – John McAndrew, York Barbell (13-17, .765, 7 HR)
3B – Mike Lynch, Irving’s Sports
SS – John Rogers, DuBose Insurance
OF – Calvin Davidson, Friarson’s
OF – Doug Broxson, DuBose Insurance
OF – Richard Willborn, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Ray Fleetwood, Howard’s Furniture
UT – Joel Tood, Jerry’s Catering

OTHERS

Bill Pollock, York Barbell (21-23, .636, 12 HR)
Greg Fuhrman, Campbell’s Carpets (9 HR)
Dennis Myers, Campbell’s Carpets (9 HR)
Charles Mitchell, GB Wilcher (14-18, .778)
Joe Young, Steele’s (9 HR)
Tim Haley, Steele’s (9 HR)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Campbell Carpets, Concord, CA (6-0)
2. Howard’s-Western Steer, Denver, NC (6-2)
3. Jerry’s Catering, Miami, OH (5-2)
4. Steele’s Sports, Lima, OH (6-2)
5t. Teamsters #293, Cleveland, OH (5-2)
5t. DuBose Insurance, Pensacola, FL (3-2)
7t. Frierson Building Supply, Jackson, MS (4-2)
7t. York Barbell, York, PA (4-2)
9t. Irving Sports Center, Irving, TX (4-2)
9t. Wichita TMI, Wichita, KS (4-2)
9t. Thompson’s-O’Bannon Bank, Springfield, OH (2-2)
9t. Camera Shop, Fort Worth, TX (3-2)
13t. GB Wilcher, Seymour, IN (2-2)
13t. Hillcrest-Fashionrite, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
13t. Gartenhaus Cafe, Plainville, CT (3-2)
13t. Dan Belew, Turlock, CA (2-2)
17t. Manning’s, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
17t. Fluid Engineering, Lubbock, TX (1-2)
17t. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
17t. Le-Al-Co, Lebanon, TN (1-2)
17t. St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Hans Hansen, Toledo, OH (2-2)
17t. Nelco Manufacturing, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
17t. Trainham Chevrolet, Beaverdam, VA (1-2)
25t. Cannon & Lee Painting, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2)
25t. Thibodaux Merchants, Thibodaux, LA (1-2)
25t. Southside Automotive, Louisville, KY (0-2)
25t. Bunca & Frey, Kalamazoo, MI (0-2)
25t. Diaboloes, Alburquerque, NM (0-2)
25t. Miller Lite Metros, Montgomery, AL (0-2)
25t. Red Door Diplomats, Mansville, NJ (0-2)
25t. Mustang Softball Club, Wauseon, OH (0-2)
33t. Moose #212, Hagerstown, MD (0-2)
33t. Shimers, Bloomington, MN (0-2)
33t. Pizza Baron Fords, Portland, OR (0-2)
33t. Steamex, Grand Rapids, MI (0-2)
33t. Chisholm Sports, Maiden, MA (0-2)
33t. Ruth Real Estate, Seattle, WA (0-2)

1980 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Lansing, Michigan.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (60-11)
Runner Up – Long Beach Renegades, Long Beach, California (48-11)


Kathy Arendsen, Brakettes – pitched 5 consecutive no-hitters during the season, 14 total, 11 perfect games.

Rhonda Clark and Cindy Bristow split the pitching chores for the Long Beach Renegades.


  • MVP – Debbie Doom, Sun City Saints (6-1, 70 K, 58 IP, 1 ER)
  • Bertha Tickey Award (Pitching MVP) – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes (4-1, 71 K, 40 IP, 0 ER, 3-1 final game)
  • Erv Lind Award (Defensive MVP) – Suzy Brazney, Long Beach Renegades
  • Batting Leader – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints (13-25) – .520

1980 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Debbie Doom, Sun City Saints
P – Rhonda Clarke, Long Beach Renegades
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints
C – Doreen Denmon, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Gail Coleman, Macomb Magic
2B – Gail Hamilton, Glendale Blazers
3B – Suzy Brazney, Long Beach Renegades
SS – Marlys Taber, West Allis Bankettes
OF – Joan Moser, Allentown Patriottes
OF – Pam Edde, Long Beach Renegades
OF – Louise Rodebush, Salt Lake Coors M&M
OF – Gina Vecchione, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Patty Stockman, Langhurst Motors

1980 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Karen Andrews, Glendale Blazers
P – Elizabeth Pippus, Palo Alto Bandits
P – Cindy Bristow, Long Beach Renegades
C – Cindy Anderson, West Allis Bankettes
C – Judy Glazener, Houston Comets
1B – Camille Carter, Palo Alto Bandits
2B – Kathy Sherer, Bloomington Shimers
3B – Marty Grzanich, Macomb Magic
SS – Kathy Frazer, Bloomington Shimers
OF – Brenda VanAmburg, Sun City Saints
OF – Pat Dufficy, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Laura Paulus, Bloomington Shimers
OF – Jackie Crescio, Macomb Magic
UTIL – Kathie Maurice, Glendale Blazers


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brekettes, Stratford, CT (5-1) (New England)
2. Renegades, Long Beach, CA (6-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
3. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (6-2) (Defending Champs)
4. Macomb Magic, Macomb, MI (4-2) (Midwest)
5. Shimmers, Bloomington, MN (2-2) (Northern)
6. Bankettes, West Allis, WI (2-2) (Great Lakes)
7. Palo Alto Bandits, Palo Alto, CA (4-2) (Pacific Coast)
8. Glandale Blazers, Glendale, CA (4-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
9. Coors Salt Lakers, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2) (Rocky Mountain-Alpine)
10. Houston Comets, Houston, TX (2-2) (Texas)
11. Langhurst Motors, Marion, IA (2-2) (Mid American)
12. Pelabole, Memphis, TN (1-2) (Southwestern)
13. Allentown Patriettes, Allentown, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
14. Chillicothe Sports, Chillicothe, MO (1-2) (Mid American-At Large)
15. Don Coburn, Ashland, OH (1-2) (East Central)
16. Buffalo Sunbirds, Buffalo, NY (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
17. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (1-2) (Southern)
18. Lansing Lassies, Lansing, MI (0-2) (Great Lakes-At Large)
19. Lakettes, Lake Oswego, OR (0-2) (Northwestern)
20. Lansing Laurels, Lansing, MI (0-2) (Host)
21. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (0-2) (Central Atlantic-At Large)
22. Stockman’s Bar, Sioux City, SD (0-2) (Northern-At Large)
23. Phoenix Bobettes, Phoenix, AZ (0-2) (Rocky Mountain-Cactus)
24. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (0-2) (South Atlantic)

1980 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1980 held at Concord, California.


Champion – Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, California
Runner Up – Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills Ford, North Carolina


Campbell’s finished the year 116-12 and had the distinction of winning the ASA National Championship, The NSPC National Championship and after defeating Dave Carroll Sports, won the USSSA World Series. They won the Triple Crown of Softball. They ran through this tournament going undefeated winning all five games by a 87-44 margin. They defeated the homer happy DCS in the final. DCS led the tournament with 33 total HRs. Mike Parrott (9), Bruce Meade and Mike Bolen (6) each led the way. Campbell’s had 7 starters have 10 hits or more; Greg Fuhrman (16), Buddy Slater (13), Mike Cellura (12), Steve Williams (11), Dennis Myers, Dick Bartel and Elby Bushong (10) each. Myers led the team in homers with 7 and also had 14 RBIs.


  • MVP – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s (13-19, .684, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs, 5-0 pitching, gave up less then 10 runs per game)
  • Home Run Leader – Mike Parrott, Dave Carroll Sports (15-24, .625, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs) – 9
  • Batting Leader – Greg Fuhrman, Campbell’s (16-21, 2 HRs,16 RBIs, 9 Runs) – .761

MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Buddy Slater – Campbell’s Carpets (13-19, .684, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs) – Also 5-0 Pitching
  • Catcher – Cruz Martinez – Capitol Insulation (14-20, .700, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • First Base – Mike Bolen – Dave Carroll Sports (15-24, .625, 6 HRs, 8 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Second Base – Dennis Myers – Campbell’s Carpets (10-18, .556, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Third Base – Al White – Softball City (8-17, .470, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Steve Williams – Campbell’s Carpets (11-16, .688, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mike Cellura – Campbell’s Carpets (12-18, .667, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dick Bartel – Campbell’s Carpets (10-19, .526, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Dave Carroll Sports (13-22, .591, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Outfield – Craig Seaman – Softball City (10-20, .500, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Utility – Mike Parrott – Dave Carroll Sports (15-24, .625, 9 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Utility – Greg Fuhrman – Campbell’s Carpets (16-21, .761, 2 HRs, 16 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Utility – Gary Markland – Dave Carroll Sports (15-21, .714, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Donnie Wood – Dave Carroll Sports (12-24, .500, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Randy Gorrell – Campbell’s Carpets

OTHERS

  • Don Arndt, Howards (5-7, .714, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Charles Wright, Jerry’s (5-8, .625, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Rick Scherr, Howards (4-7, .571, 2 Runs)
  • Tom Beall, Howards (4-7, .571, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Craig Elliott, Jerry’s (5-9, .556, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Myles Shexnaydre, Jerry’s (6-11, 545, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Freddi Trice, Jerry’s (5-10, .500, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • James Washington, Jerry’s (4-8, .500, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Softball City (10-21, .476, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, Campbells (10-21, .476, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Clyde Guy, Dave Carroll (9-19, .473, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ron Whittleton, Capitol (7-15, .467, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Chic Downing, Softball City (7-15, .467, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bo Webber, Capitol (10-22, .455, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Jerry King, Campbells (7-17, .412, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Denny Jones, Campbells (7-17, .412, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Rick Pinto, Softball City (7-17, .412, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Braxton Speller, Softball City (7-18, .389, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Campbells (7-19, .367, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Herman Rathman, Softball City (4-11, .363, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
    Hank Kosmala, Capitol (7-20, .350, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Joey Raby, Dave Carroll (9-26, .346, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Don Furnald, Capitol (6-18, .333, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Joe Young, Softball City (7-22, .318, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ken Carlton, Jerry’s (3-11, .273, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howards (1-7, .143)
  • Bill Ferguson, Campbells (0-0, .000)
  • Rick Wheeler, Campbells (0-1, .000)
  • James Boyett, Jerry’s (0-4, .000)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA (5-0)
2. Dave Carroll Sports, SherriIls Ford, NC (5-2)
3. Softball City, Detroit, MI (4-2)
4. Capitol Insulation, North Hollywood, CA (3-2)
5t. Lenoir Tire, Kinston, NC (2-2)
5t. Jesse’s, Louisville, KY (1-2)
7t. Jerry’s Catering, Miami, FL (1-2)
7t. Universal Campers, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
9t. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL (1-2)
9t. Coors/Advance Real Estate, Yakima, WA (0-2)
9t. Bibb’s Realty, Sandusky, OH (0-2)
9t. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (0-2)

1980 ASA Men’s Major Fastpitch Nationals

1980 held at Decatur, Illinois.


Champion – Peterbilt Western, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up – Midwest Galleries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


For the first time in many years, the Sunners came to a National Championship without Ty Stofflett, who has missed the entire season due to a fracture in his wrist. The Sunners used veteran pitcher Larry Bergh and Philadelphia Legend George Ulmer, a multiple Regional MVP from the old Flat Iron AC team.

Jeff Borror connected with a 2-run double in the top of the14th inning of a scoreless game to put Peterbilt Western in the lead 2-0. Midwest Galleries scored a run in the bottom of the 14th inning, but Graham Arnold came in to pitch and secured the final out. Borror and Butch Batt were both 2-5 in the championship game.

Dick Brubaker, Home & Savings (2-1)


  • MVP – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt Western
  • Batting Leader – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt Western (11-21, 4 HR) – .524
  • Home Run Leader – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt Western – 4
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt Western

1980 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt
P – Gregg Bosch, Midwest Galleries
P – Alan Colglazier, Home Savings and Loan
C – Jim Marsh, Guanella Brothers
C – Robin Voss, Home Savings and Loan
1B – Darryl Day, Home Savings and Loan
2B – Ted Hicks, Decatur ADM
3B – Ron Mason, Clearwater Bombers
SS – Don Van Deusen, York Barbell
OF – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt
OF – Russ Van Zoeren, McArdle Pontiac-Cadillac
OF – Ray Allena, Guanella Brothers
OF – Bob Slagle, Decatur ADM
UTIL – Richard Zeke Delong, York Barbell

1980 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Dick Brubaker, Home Savings and Loan
P – Chuck D’Arcy, Guanella Brothers
P – Mark Lee, Peterbilt
C – Michael Lucas, Midwest Galleries
C – Butch Batt, Peterbilt
1B – Denny Place, Decatur ADM
2B – Terry Muck, Home Savings and Loan
3B – Jeff Seip, York Barbell
SS – Denver Dixon, Midwest Galleries
OF – Hal Martinez, All-American Bar
OF – Mike Bishop, Peterbilt
OF – Jim Sokolik, Midwest Galleries
OF – Tom O’Brien, Walnut Products
UTIL – Barry Cashin, McArdle Pontiac-Cadillac


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Peterbilt Western, Seattle, WA (6-0) (Northwestern)
2. Midwest Galleries, Cedar Rapids, IA (4-2) (Mid America)
3. Home Savings & Loan, Aurora, IL (5-2) (Midwest)
4. Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA (3-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
5t. Lakewood Jets, Lakewood, CA (4-2) (Pacific Coast)
5t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (2-2) (Southern)
7t. Decatur ADM, Decatur, IL (3-2) (Host)
7t. Made Rite Potato Chips, Bay City, MI (3-2) (Great Lakes- At Large)
9t. Walnut Products, St. Joseph, MO (2-2) (Mid America-At Large)
9t. Rochester Rockets, Rochester, NY (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
9t. York Barbell, Reading, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic-At Large)
9t. All American Bar, St. Paul, MN (2-2) (Northern)
13t. McArdle Pontiac, Midland, MI (2-2) (Defending Champ)
13t. Ohio Caverns, West Liberty, OH (2-2) (East Central)
13t. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC (1-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Butt’r Top, Clear Lake, IA (1-2) (Northern- At Large)
17t. Petrochen Kings, Camerillo, CA (1-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
17t. Plangger’s Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (1-2) (Great Lakes)
17t. Poyner’s, Portales, NM (0-2) (Rocky Mountain-Cactus)
17t. Hampshire, Baltimore, MD (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
17t. Bad Bob’s, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Southern States Petroleum, Ogden, UT (0-2) (Rocky Mountain-Alpine)
17t. Interstate Batterymen, Spencer, MA (0-2) (New England)
17t. Odessa Merchants, Odessa, TX (0-2) (Texas)

NOTES: Poyner’s, Portales, NM went in place went in place of Rocky Mountain-Cactus Champ – Reno Toyota, Reno, NV, who could not attend.

1980 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1980 held at Reaves Park in Norman, Oklahoma on May 22-25.


Champion – Utah State Aggies (35-16)
Runner Up – Indiana Hoosiers


Norman, Oklahoma hosted the WCWS year and it was first time it was played at a location other than Omaha, Nebraska, where it had been held for its first 11 years. Sixteen fastpitch softball teams emerged from regional tournaments to meet in the AIAW national collegiate softball championship. The tournament was also split into three divisions (I, II, and III) with each conducting their own championship.

The Utah State Aggies, behind the pitching of Mary Lou Ramm, won its first national championship, emerging from the losers’ bracket to defeat Indiana with 1–0 and 2–1 wins in the final. Ramm was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. Utah State’s only loss had been to Indiana in the fourth round, forcing the Aggies to defeat top-seeded Texas A&M in order to again face the Hoosiers in the final.


  • MVP – Mary Lou Ramm, Utah State
  • Leading Hitter – N/A
  • HR Champion – N/A

1980 ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Mary Lou Ramm, Utah State
Shari Fisher, California
Pam Reinoehl, California
Kim Bowles, Cal-Poly Pomona
Linda Berndt, Western Michigan
Patti Rendine, Western Michigan
Bonni Kinne, Western Michigan
Dot Richardson, Western Illinois
Pat Stoffel, Western Illinois
Linda Spagnolo, Indiana
Donna Michalek, Indiana
Jan Drummond, Oklahoma State
Lori Stoll, Texas A&M


SCORES

  • Texas A&M 1, SW Missouri State 0
  • Indiana 5, South Carolina 2
  • Oklahoma State 5, Western Michigan 4
  • Cal St Poly-Pomona 3, New Mexico 1
  • Cal St-Fullerton 5, Creighton 0
  • Western Illinois 1, Oklahoma 0
  • Oregon 7, Massachusetts 3
  • Utah State 4, California 1
  • SW Missouri State 4, South Carolina 0 (South Carolina eliminated)
  • Western Michigan 1, New Mexico 0 (New Mexico eliminated)
  • Creighton 3, Oklahoma 0 (Oklahoma eliminated)
  • California 2, Massachusetts 0 (Massachusetts eliminated)
  • Indiana 1, Texas A&M 0
  • Oklahoma State 1, Cal St Poly-Pomona 0
  • Western Illinois 2, Cal St-Fullerton 0
  • Utah State 5, Oregon 0
  • Cal St Poly-Pomona 3, Creighton 0 (Creighton eliminated)
  • Texas A&M 1, California 0 (California eliminated)
  • Indiana 8, Oklahoma State 0
  • Oregon 2, SW Missouri State 1 (SW Missouri State eliminated)
  • Western Michigan 3, Cal St-Fullerton 2 (Cal-State Fullerton eliminated)
  • Utah State 2, Western Illinois 0
  • Texas A&M 3, Cal St Poly-Pomona 2 (Cal St Poly-Pomona eliminated)
  • Western Michigan 1, Oregon 0 (Oregon eliminated)
  • Texas A&M 2, Western Illinois 0 (Western Illinois eliminated)
  • Western Michigan 1, Oklahoma State 0 (Oklahoma State eliminated)
  • Indiana 3, Utah State 2
  • Texas A&M 1, Western Michigan 0 (Western Michigan eliminated)
  • Utah State 1, Texas A&M 0 (Texas A&M eliminated)
  • Utah State 1, Indiana 0
  • Utah State 2, Indiana 1 (Indiana eliminated)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Utah State Aggies (6-1)
2. Indiana Hoosiers (4-2)
3. Texas A&M Aggies (5-2)
4. Western Michigan Broncos (4-2)
5t. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (2-2)
5t. Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-2)
7t. Cal St Poly-Pomona Broncos (2-2)
7t. Oregon Ducks (2-2)
9t. California Bears (1-2)
9t. Creighton Blue Jays (1-2)
9t. SW Missouri State Bears (1-2)
9t. Cal St-Fullerton Titans (1-2)
13t. Oklahoma Sooners (0-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. New Mexico Lobos (0-2)
13t. Massachusetts Minutemen (0-2)

1980 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1980 held at York, Pennsylvania.


Champions: Howard’s Rubi-Otts, Graham, North Carolina
Runner Up: York Barbellettes, York, Pennsylvania


After 10 times in National play and coming up short the previous nine times, Howard’s Rubi-Otts final won the big one. The North Carolina team went undefeated and won 7 straight games. It wasn’t easy as they scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning as Sherri Pickard and Marion Scott both got on base and scored on consecutive singles. They then held on winning a 5-3 decision over The Barbellettes of York. York took an early 2-0 lead, but the Rubi-Otts moved back ahead with three runs in the second inning on back to back singles and a sac fly. Tournament MVP Sherri Pickard scored one of the two runs in that 6th inning and went 2 for 3 to lead the Rubi-Otts offense. Susan Clark and Toni Pullium both were 1 for 2.


  • MVP – Sherri Packard, Rubi-Otts (17-25, .680)
  • Batting Leader – Inga Lees, McLaughlin Oil (13-16) – .813
  • Home Run Leader – Rita Lewis, Bob Hoffman’s Dots – 3

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

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FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Howard’s Rubi-Otts, Graham, NC
2. York Barbellettes, York, PA
3. M&M Debs, Pittsburgh, PA
4. Bob Hoffman Dots, N. Miami, FL

TBD – on paper 40 teams