Category: 1984

1984 ASA Women’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Midland, Texas.

Champion: Mr. A’s Express, Sacramento, California
Runner Up: Sonny’s BBQ, Tallahassee, Florida

Mr. A’s Express defeated Sonny’s BBQ 13-3 in the “if” Championship Game. Sonny’s BBQ forced the “if” game by winning the first final 5-4 in 8 innings.

  • MVP – Pam Katros, Mr. A’s Express (hit a 3-run HR to break open the final game)
  • Batting Leader – Amy O’Conner, Bud Light (15-21) – .714
  • Home Run Leader – Rhonda Rassmussen, Caddy Shack – 5


P – Winnie Dodgion, Sonny’s BBQ
P – Cathy Gooding, Sonny’s BBQ
IF – Nancy Kivi, Seattle A’s
IF – Sherri Guzman, Playmates
IF – Cindy Stoneback, Seattle A’s
IF – Stephanie Soares, Playmates
OF – Jenice Haddock, Frost Cutlery
OF – Amy O’Connor, Bud Light
OF – Rhonda Rasmussen, Caddy Shack
OF – Kris McCauley, Armed Forces
UTIL – Linda Mock, Mr. A’s Express
UTIL – Pam Katros, Mr. A’s Express
UTIL – Wonnie Frazier, Mr. A’s Express
UTIL – Carol O’Domski, Sonny’s BBQ


P – Sandy Sims, Sonny’s BBQ
C – Cricket Lee, Sonny’s BBQ
1B – Janet Best, Seattle A’s
2B – Cheryl Pacheco, Playmates
3B – Rhonda Evans, Armed Forces
SS – Kelly Ledford, Playmates
OF – Kathy Percy, Seattle A’s
OF – Kathy Price, Frost Cutlery
OF – Wendy Meister, Bud Light
OF – Pat Roberto, Caddy Shack
UTIL – Kelly Sullivan, Houston Stars
UTIL – Shelly VanDrimmelen, Mr. A’s Express
UTIL – Donna Stallone, Mr. A’s Express
UTIL – Thalia Long, Mr. A’s Express


1. Mr. A’s Express, Sacramento, CA 7-1
2. Sonny’s BBQ, Tallahassee, FL (6-2)
3. Seattle A’s Seattle, WA (5-2)
4. Playmates, Sacramento, CA (4-2)
5t. Caddy Shack, Seattle, WA (5-2)
5t. Armed Forces, Memphis, TN (6-2)
7t. Frost Cutlery, Chattanooga, TN (4-2)
7t. Bud Light/GtBayDist., Clearwater, FL (4-2)
9t. Hits & Mrs., La Mirada, CA (4-2)
9t. Houston Stars, Houston, TX (2-2)
9t. Alton Ruffnecks, Victoria, TX (3-2)
9t. Tyler’s Company Clothes, Baltimore, MD (2-2)
13t. Cayce Women’s Softball, Colombia, SC (3-2)
13t. Arena Cafe, Lynn, MA (3-2)
13t. Alexandria Music, Alexandria, LA (3-2)
13t. Air Met Heating, Ansonia, CT (3-2)
17t. Bill Hulce Sports, St. Petersburg, FL (2-2)
17t. American Trophy, Columbus, OH (2-2)
17t. Houston Cruisers, Friendswood, TX (2-2)
17t. Athlete’s Foot, Kansas City, KS (1-2)
17t. RW Pete Trucking, Lorain, OH (3-2)
17t. Granite City Dental, St. Cloud, MN (1-2)
17t. Nigon Woodcraft, Rochester, MN (2-2)
17t. Houston Chance, Houston, DC (2-2)
25t. State Farm Insurance, Mansfield, LA (2-2)
25t. Acceptance Associates of America, Norristown, PA (2-2)
25t. SOS/Tri Arc, Salt Lake City, UT I-2
25t. Kalihi Jets, Honolulu, HI (1-2)
25t. Davis & Davis, Graham, NC (0-2)
25t. CC & Company, Wichita, KS (1-2)
25t. The Jammers, Grand Junction, CO (2-2)
25t. Great Faces, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
33t. IMCC Angels, Carlsbad, NM (0-2)
33t. Prismatics, Seattle, WA (0-2)
33t. KF Ind A’s, Stillwater, OK (0-2)
33t. Hamilton Excavating, Crawfordsville, IN (0-2)
33t. Emerald Society, Greenwich, CT (0-2)
33t. Vikings, Baldwin, NY (0-2)
33t. Daisy Delight Restaurant, Jefferson City, MO (0-2)
33t. Scamps, San Francisco, CA (1-2)
33t. Cork & Keg, Sierra Vista, AZ (0-2)
33t. Ranger Lounge, Minot, ND (1-2)
33t. Oregon Family Restaurant, Oregon, OH (0-2)
33t. Charlie’s Machoians, Crofton, MD (0-2)
33t. Marietta Savings, Waterford, OH (0-2)
33t. Dorland, Midland, TX (0-2)

1984 NCAA Women’s College World Series

1984 held at Seymour Smith Park in Omaha, Nebraska on May 23-29.

Champion – UCLA Bruins (45-6-1)
Runner Up – Texas A&M Aggies (51-18)

Debbie Doom threw all 13 innings for UCLA in the championship game striking out 15. Tricia Ming hit the championship winning home run in the 13th inning.

  • Batting Leader – Peg Richardson, Nebraska – .500
  • RBI Leader – Jennifer Simm, UCLA – 5
  • Home Run Leader – Tricia Mang, UCLA – 2
  • ERA Leader – 2 players tied at 0.00. Tracy Compton, UCLA; Kristie Skoglund, Utah State
  • Strikeout Leader – Lisa Ishikawa, Northwestern – 55


P – Shawn Andaya, Texas A&M
P – Debbie Doom, UCLA
P – Lisa Ishikawa, Northwestern
C – Gay McNutt, Texas A&M
1B – Denice Feldhaus, Nebraska
2B – Jennifer Simm, UCLA
3B – Anne Schroeder, Nebraska
SS – Leslie Rover, UCLA
OF – Peg Richardson, Nebraska
OF – Regina Dooley, Adelphi
OF – Josie Carter, Texas A&M
DH – Tricia Mang, UCLA


  1. UCLA 6 Utah State 0
  2. Northwestern 1 Adelphi 0
  3. Texas A&M 1 Cal Poly Pomona (20 inn.)
  4. Nebraska 2 Fresno State 0
  5. Adelphi 1 Utah State 0 – Utah State eliminated
  6. Fresno State 1 Cal Poly Pomona (12 inn.) – Cal Poly Pomona eliminated
  7. UCLA 1 Northwestern 0
  8. Texas A&M 2 Nebraska 5
  9. Northwestern 3 Fresno State 0 (8 inn.) – Fresno State eliminated
  10. Nebraska 2 Adelphi 1 – Adelphi eliminated
  11. Texas A&M 2 UCLA 0 (8 inn.)
  12. UCLA 1 Nebraska 0 (8 inn.) – Nebraska eliminated
  13. Texas A&M 1 Northwestern 0 (13 inn.) – Northwestern eliminated
  14. UCLA 1 Texas A&M 0
  15. UCLA 1 Texas A&M 0 (13 inn.) – Texas A&M eliminated


1. UCLA Bruins (5-1)
2. Texas A&M Aggies (4-2)
3. Northwestern Wildcats (2-2)
4. Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-2)
5t. Adelphi Panthers (1-2)
5t. Fresno State Bulldogs (1-2)
7t. Cal Poly Pomona Broncos (0-2)
7t. Utah State Aggies (0-2)


West Regional

  1. UCLA 1 Arizona 0
  2. UCLA 3 Arizona 0

UCLA qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

Mideast Regional

  1. Northwestern 1 Western Michigan 0
  2. Western Michigan 2 Northwestern 1
  3. Northwestern 3 Western Michigan 1

Northwestern qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.

South Regional

  1. Cal Poly Pomona 1 Louisiana Tech 0 (9 inn.)
  2. Cal Poly Pomona 12 Louisiana Tech 0

Cal Poly Pomona qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

Central Regional

  1. Utah State 6 Utah 2
  2. Utah State 4 Utah 3 (8 inn.)

Utah State qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

Midwest Regional

  1. Nebraska 3 Oklahoma State 1 (18 inn.)
  2. Nebraska 2 Oklahoma State 1

Nebraska qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

Northeast Regional

  • Adelphi 2 Rutgers 0
  • Adelphi 1 Rutgers 1 (14 inn.)

Adelphi qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

Northwest Regional

  • Fresno State 1 Pacific 0
  • Fresno State 3 Pacific 1

Fresno State qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

At-Large Regional

  • Cal State Fullerton 5 Texas A&M 1
  • Texas A&M 2 Cal State Fullerton 1
  • Cal State Fullerton 5 Texas A&M 3

Cal State Fullerton qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.

1984 UCLA Bruins

1984 ASA Industrial Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Montgomery, Alabama on August 31-September 3.

Champion – Sikorsky Aircraft Stratford, Connecticut
Runner Up – General Electric Aces Middleton, Ohio

Sikorsky defeated the GE Aces both in the winners bracket final and then in the Championship game. The final score in the title game was 14-4. Joe Magdon was the winning pitcher in both games, while Al Carfora was the hitting star as he had 4 hits, 2 HR, and 6 RBI in the first game and then 4 more hits, including another homer and 5 RBI. Dennis Apple also hit a HR in the final game.

  • MVP – Tom Follo, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Batting Champion – Curtis Still, West Point Pepperell – .647
  • HR Champion – Albert Carfora, Sikorsky Aircraft – 9


  • 1B – Tom Follo, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • 2B – Tom Norko, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • 3B – ? Barber, G.E. Wacos
  • SS – ? Grubb, Coors Bucks
  • OF – ? Hardesty, G.E. Wacos
  • OF – Curtis Still, West Point Pepperell
  • OF – Dennis Appel, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • OF – ? Renshon, G.E. Wacos
  • UTIL – Bob Bailey, Control Data/Westwood Sports
  • UTIL – ? Cafora, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • UTIL – Bob Kownacki, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • UTIL – ? Donley, G.E. Aces
  • C – ? Gardner, Robins’ Raiders
  • P – ? Royer, Phillips 66


  • 1B – ? Gongwer, Coors Bucks
  • 2B – ? Goss, Coors Bucks
  • 3B – ? Fullerton, West Point Pepperell
  • SS – ? Rice, G.E. Wacos
  • OF – ? Phillips, G.E. Wacos
  • OF – ? Anderson, B&B Food Service
  • OF – Mark Trembley, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • OF – ? Reitfors, Phillips 66
  • UTIL – Scott Hazard, Phillips 66
  • UTIL – Scott Middleton, Phillips 66
  • UTIL – ? Bohannon, Coors Bucks
  • C – ? Heath, West Point Pepperell
  • P – Joe Magdon, Sikorsky Aircraft


1. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT (7-0)
2. General Electric Aces, Middleton, OH (10-2)
3. G.E. Wacos Louisville, KY (5-2)
4. Phillips 66, Okmulgee, OK (8-2)
5t. West Point Pepperell, Fairfax, AL (4-2)
5t. B&B Food Service, Portage, IN (4-2)
7t. Coors Bucks, Fayetteville, GA (6-2)
7t. Scott Paper Company, Chickasaw, AL (5-2)
9t. Control Data/Westwood Sports, Bloomington., MN (3-2)
9t. Martin Marietta/Sports Belle, Clinton., TN (3-2)
9t. Robins Raiders, Bonaire, GA (3-2)
9t. Columbus Police Academy, Columbus., OH (4-2)
13t. General Dynamics, Lima, OH (3-2)
13t. Grumman Tomcats, Bethpage, NY (4-2)
13t. Hercules Bumpers, Pelham, GA (4-2)
13t. Ciba-Geigy, Greensboro, NC (2-2)
17t. Duke Power Plant Allen, Belmont., NC (2-2)
17t. Dallas Flames Fire Department, Dallas, TX (3-2)
17t. Electric Boat, Warwick, RI (2-2)
17t. General Dynamics, Detroit, MI (3-2)
17t. P.H. Glatfelter Company, Hanover, PA (2-2)
17t. Rio Grande Foods, McAllen, TX (3-2)
17t. Stockham Valves, Birmingham., AL (2-2)
17t. Alcoa Alcoa, TN (2-2)
25t. Bayou Steel, La Place, LA (2-2)
25t. Crompton’s, Leesburg, AL (2-2)
25t. Economics Laboratory, Wilmington, DE (2-2)
25t. Indiana National Bank, Indianapolis, IN (2-2)
25t. Texas Instruments, Attleboro, MA (2-2)
25t. TRW, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
25t. Village Portage, IN (2-2)
25t. Atlanta Gas & Light, Stockbridge., GA (1-2)
33t. AT&T, Kansas City, MO (2-2)
33t. Beech Aircraft, Wichita, KS (1-2)
33t. Dupont Station Gold, Wilmington., DE (1-2)
33t. Farley, Dothan., AL (1-2)
33t. General Electric (Orange Crush), Rutland., VT (1-2)
33t. Hitchcock Industries, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
33t. Midland Ross, Urbana, OH (1-2)
33t. National Seal, Lima, OH (1-2)
33t. Port Lake Charles, Lake Charles, LA (1-2)
33t. Raffield’s Fisheries, Port St. Joe, FL (1-2)
33t. Stephens And Associates, Mossville, IL (1-2)
33t. Tracy’s Saloon Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
33t. USAA Eagles, San Antonio., TX (1-2)
33t. U.S. Steel, Lorain, OH (1-2)
33t. Wilsonart International Demolition, Temple., TX (1-2)
33t. American Hoist, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
49t. Armco Steel, Ashland, KY (0-2)
49t. Ashland Oil, Ashland., OH (0-2)
49t. Bendix Autolite, Fostoria, OH (0-2)
49t. Boise Cascade, Boise, ID (0-2)
49t. Central Ohio Coal Company, McConnelsville, OH (0-2)
49t. Hertz Data Black, Oklahoma City., OK (0-2)
49t. Hitchcock Industries, Denison, TX (0-2)
49t. Monsanto, Miamisburg, OH (0-2)
49t. NSP-52 Club, Brooklyn Center, MN (1-2)
49t. Oklahoma Natural Gas, Tulsa, OK (0-2)
49t. Ralston Purina, Davenport, IA (1-2)
49t. Register Redlegs, New Haven, CT (0-2)
49t. Sale Knitting, Martinville, VA (0-2)
49t. Fame Plastic, N/A, NC (0-2)
49t. Union Trust, New Haven, CT (0-2)
49t. C.C. Bell, Corpus Christi, TX (0-2)
65t. G.E.E.A., Rollinsford, NH (0-2)
65t. Publix, Lakeland., FL (0-2)

1984 Southern Softball All-Star Team

Player of the Year – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers, OF (229 HRs, .705)


Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (257 HRs, .696)
Joe Young, Steele’s Sports (173 HRS, .658)

1984 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1984 held at Allentown, Pennsylvania on August 10-19.

Champion – ADM, Decatur, Illinois
Runner Up – Ed Smith Welding, Bakersfield, California

  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Brian Rothrock, ADM
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Ty Stofflet, Bank of PA Sunners
  • Kevin Herlihy Newcomer of the Year – N/A
  • Leading Hitter – Bob Mott, Kings – .800
  • Most RBI – Vince Kafka, Walnut Woods – 7


P – Brent Stevenson, ADM (4-0, 0.50 ERA, 32 K, 1 BB)
P – Ty Stofflet, Bank of PA Sunners (6-2, 0.77 ERA, 83 K, 21 BB)
P – Michael White, Ed Smith Welding (3-1, 0.66 ERA, 47 K, 2 BB)
C – Mike Van Dine, Faultless Rubber .294
C – Bob Sheldon, Rawlings .333
IF – Jerry Hoffman, Chameleons .467
IF – Ted Hicks, ADM .348
IF – Greg Sepulveda, Chameleons .333
IF – Vince Kafka, Walnut Woods .375
IF – Jeff Nessler, Happy Chef .462
OF – Brian Rothrock, ADM .455
OF – Denny Place, ADM .435
OF – Charles Blakley, Walnut Woods .438
OF – Alan Rohrback, Chameleons .409
DH – Bob Mott, Kings .800


P – Kevin Herlihy, Chameleons (3-0, 0.48 ERA, 21 K, 1 BB)
P – Jeff Boyce, Alberta Brake & Clutch (4-1, 0.22 ERA, 41 K, 6 BB)
P – David Scott, ADM (3-0, 1.56 ERA, 28 K, 6 BB)
P – Steve Schultz, Penn Corp (3-2, 0.72 ERA, 48 K, 7 BB)
C – Graeme Kinney, Ed Smith Welding .200
C – Steve Zedicker, Penn Corp .267
IF – Jeff Seip, Bank of PA Sunners .308
IF – Darryl Day, ADM .333
IF – Scott Christenson, Happy Chef .583
IF – Ron Schnobb, Owen Sound .400
IF – Larry Bodashefsky, Owen Sound .467
OF – Mike Nevin, Bank of PA Sunners .438
OF – Bill Majors, Bank of PA Sunners .438
OF – Randy Ward, Page Brake .429
DH – John Simcox, ADM .375


1. ADM, Decatur, IL
2. Ed Smith Welding, Bakersfield, CA
3. Chameleons, Lancaster, CA
4. Alberta Brake & Clutch, Calgary AB
5t. Royals, Victoria, BC
5t. King Farms, Owen Sound, ON
7t. Bank of PA Sunners, Reading, PA
7t. The Farm Tavern, Madison, WI
9t. Home Savings, Aurora, IL
9t. Nine, Houston, TX
9t. Walnut Woods, St. Joseph, MO
9t. Kings, Merced, CA
13t. All-Car, Green Bay, WI
13t. Firebirds, Tulsa, OK
13t. Faultless Rubber, Ashland, OH
13t. Rawlings, Agincourt, ON
17t. Page Brake, Salt Lake City, UT
17t. Penn Corp, Sioux City, IA
17t. Nighthawks, Long Beach, CA
17t. Internationals, Winnipeg MB
17t. Larry Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT
17t. Happy Chef, Mankato, MN
17t. Kelland’s Warriors, Yuma, AZ
17t. Ray Bristow, Portland, OR
25t. Pine Grove, Elkton, MD
25t. El Captain, Hawthorn, NV
25t. Merchants, Ashland, OH
25t. All American Bar, St. Paul, MN
25t. Freeway Exxon, Wilcox, AZ
25t. Vigortone, Cedar Rapids, IA
25t. Pearl Beer, San Antonio, TX
25t. Roadrunners, Albuquerque, NM
33t. Lite All-Stars, San Bernardino, CA
33t. Miller Beer, Orlando, FL
33t. Grayson Realty, Idaho Falls, ID
33t. Aztec Land, Pueblo, CO
33t. Croft Clara, Cass City, MI
33t. Crawford Construction, Savannah, MO
33t. Westside Federal, Seattle, WA
33t. River Kings, Muscatine, IA
33t. Patriots, Allentown, PA
33t. Zeniths, Rochester, NY
33t. Western Travelers, Scottsbluff, NE
33t. Burcliff, Elkhart, IN
33t. KF Industries, Oklahoma City, OK
33t. Merchants, Fairmont, WV
33t. Kings, Denham Springs, LA

1984 ASA Women’s Major Industrial Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Cleveland, Tennessee.

Champion: Cargill Gold, Mound, Minnesota
Runner Up: Americal Corporation, Henderson, North Carolina

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • Home Run Leader – N/A




1. Cargill Gold, Mound, MN (6-1)
2. Americal Corporation, Henderson, NC (5-2)
3. Mercantile Bank, St. Louis, MO (6-2)
4. Russell A’s, Alexandria, AL (4-2)
5t. Provident Vets, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
5t. Salem Carpets, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
7t. Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX (3-2)
7t. Baptist Pacemaker, Memphis, TN (3-2)
9t. Hanover Shoettes, Hanover, PA (2-2)
9t. Cotton States, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
9t. Social Security, Birmingham, AL (1-2)
9t. Delta Debits, Fayetteville, GA (2-2)
13t. General Mills, Minnetonka, MN (2-2)
13t. Riegel Pistols, Trion, GA (2-2)
13t. Williams Company, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
13t. Stuart Outlaws, Franklinville, NC (2-2)
17t. Magic Chef, Cleveland, TN (1-2)
17t. Provident Raiders, Chattanooga, TN (1-2)
17t. Monark Marking, Bellbrook, OH (1-2)
17t. Grumman Aerospace, Merrick, NY (0-2)
17t. Beech Starships, Eldorado, KS (1-2)
17t. CVS Mark Steven, Pascoag, RI (1-2)
17t. Dupont, Richmond, VA (0-2)
24t. Merchants National, Mobile, AL (0-2)
24t. Miller Brewing, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
24t. Sikorsky Club, Stratford, CT (0-2)

First National Bank, Oklahoma City, OK forfeited.

1984 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1984 held at Orange County, California

Champion – Price Enterprises, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up – Bobby’s Grocery/Imperial Finance, Clayton-Benson, North Carolina

  • MVP – Rich Plante,  Price Enterprises
  • HR Leader – Rich Plante,  Price Enterprises
  • Batting Leader – Curt Dusek, Lansing Glass – .817
  • Defensive MVP – not listed


P – Phil Lund – Price Enterprises
C – Carl Wood – Stanley Lumber
1B – Rich Plante – Price Enterprises
2B – Eddie Marracinni – Reb’s of SoCal
3B – Gary Johnson – Larry’s Painting
SS – Jack Orewiler – Price Enterprises
OF – Carl Dusek – Lansing Auto Glass
OF – Jim Hellums – Price Enterprises
OF – Mike Hogan – Bobby’s Groceries/Imperial Finance
OF – John Kramer – Reb’s of SoCal
OF – John Brawley – Reb’s of SoCal
OF – Andy Bottin – Price Enterprises
UTIL – John Braxton – Bobby’s Groceries/Imperial Finance
UTIL – F.A. Martin – Bobby’s Groceries/Imperial Finance
Manager – Dick Calvo – Price Enterprises

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 70 Teams)

1. Price Enterprises, Seattle, WA
2. Bobby’s Grocery/Imperial Finance, Clayton-Benson, NC
3. Rebs of SoCal, Los Angeles, CA


Stanley Lumber, Adams, MA
Larry’s Painting, Virginia Beach, VA
Lansing Auto Glass, Lansing, MI

1984 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1984 held at Southgate, Michigan.

Champion – Little Caesar’s, Southfield, Michigan (74-5)
Runner Up – Lady Comets, Satellite Beach, Florida

Pitcher Brenda Beyer of Little Caesars left no doubt who the Outstanding Defensive player of the tournament would be as she shutout the powerful Lady Comets offense by twirling a 1-0 victory in the Championship game. Outfielder Dottie Davis was the Tournament MVP. This is the 4th World Championship for Al Campbell and his Little Caesars squad. They have been a powerhouse for over 10 years now. Third baseman Linda Mueller is in her 11th year. She is one of only 4 women inducted into the USSSA Hall of Fame. By her 500th game, she had already passed 1000 hits and she passed the 1500 hit mark this season. First Basemen Jackie Huggins is a 4-time All World Player.

Shortstop Patti Silya was a child prodigy who broke into Class – A softball at the age of 13. She was the MVP last year as she hit a record 9 home runs for a Womens’ World Series. eleven year veteran Dottie Davis is the only remaining member of the original team from 1969.

And to a player, Al Campbell is the greatest coach in USSSA Women’s Softball History. The team was sponsored by Beaumont Hospital and finished second in its first world series in 1974. Little Caesars took over the following year.

  • MVP – Dottie Davis, Little Caesars (13-23, .570, 2 HR)
  • Batting Leader – Dottie Davis, Caesars – .570
  • HR Leader – Karen Foley, Chicagoans – 4
  • Defensive MVP – Brenda Beyer, Little Caesars


P – Brenda Beyer, Little Caesars
C – Jan Deters, Famous Recipe
EH – Diane Hotchrein, Precision Erecting
1B – Jackie Huggins, Little Caesars
2B – Mary Crechiollo, Little Caesars
3B – Mary Hoff, Lady Comets
SS – Carol Sullivan, Lady Comets
OF – Dottie Davie, Little Caesars
OF – Lynn Putnam, Little Caesars
OF -Tina May, Famous Recipe
OF – Anna (Clements) Goodnough, Lady Comets
OF -Tina Maglaya, Precision Erecting
UT – Linda Mueller, Little Caesars
UT -Pam Patrus, Famous Recipe
Manager – Al Campbell, Little Caesars


1. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI
2. Lady Comets, Satellite Beach, FL
3. Famous Recipe, Cincinnati, OH
4. Precision Erecting, Kenosha, WI

1984 ISA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Series

1984 held at Birmingham, Alabama.

Champion – Don’s Foliage, Nashville, Tennessee
Runner Up – Huntsville Royals, Huntsville, Alabama

  • MVP – Steve “Cotton” Bullard, Don’s Foliage (.700, 6 HR)
  • Batting Leader – ?
  • HR Leader – ?
  • Defensive MVP – Tony Trumphour, Don’s Foliage


  • Cotton Bullard, Don’s Foliage
  • Tony Trumphour, Don’s Foliage
  • Randy Gwinn, Don’s Foliage
  • Skip Holcomb, Don’s Foliage
  • Danny Duncan, Don’s Foliage
  • Kenny Mayfield, Don’s Foliage
  • Bobby Womack, Don’s Foliage
  • Butch Snyder, Don’s Foliage


1. Don’s Foliage, Nashville, TN (5-0)
2. Huntsville Royals, Huntsville, AL
3. Solway Hardware, Oak Ridge, TN
4. Action Properties, Columbia, TN

Other teams:

Arrowhead Products, Birmingham, AL
Murfreesboro Softball Club, Murfreesboro, TN

1984 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Buffalo, New York.

Champion – Los Angeles Diamond Blazers, Los Angeles, California (34-9)
Runner Up – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (64-8)

The Diamonds went undefeated (6-0) during the tournament. They beat Brakettes 1-0 in winner’s bracket finals on a Van Wyck shutout. Sue Lewis scored the only run of the game in the top of the first of losing pitcher Kathy Arendsen (2-2). The Brakettes then eliminated the Majestics 2-0 in the losers bracket final. Barb Reinalda (3-0) hurled the shutout. Tracey Compton then took the hill for the Diamonds in the Final and pitched a 1-0 shutout, defeating the Brakettes and Kathy Arendson (both of her losses in this tournament were by 1-0 scores and she gave up only 3 hits in both games). It was the first time the Brakettes had been shutout twice in the same tournament since going back to 1970, when Orange Lionettes turned the trick. Once again, Sue Lewis was the hero as she legged out an infield single allowing Debbie Langevain to score in the fifth inning with the game’s only run. The Brakettes finished 5-2. Diane Schumacher delivered the game winning RBI in 3 of the first 4 Brakettes wins.

Tracey Compton, Los Angeles Diamond Blazers (also went 3-0), also won the 1-0 Final Championship Game.

Leslie Partch, Hayward Computerland Hustle (Struck out 32 batters in a 17 inning game).

  • MVP – Sue Lewis, Los Angeles Diamonds
  • HR Leader – Sue Lewis, Los Angeles Diamond Blazers – 3
  • Batting Leader – Sue Lewis, Los Angeles Diamond Blazers – .421
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Kathy Van Wyk, Los Angeles Diamond Blazers
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes


P – Kathy VanWyk, California Blazers (3-0 pitching record)
P – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Tracy Compton, California Blazers
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints
C – Suzy Brazney, California Blazers
1B – Sue Lewis, California Blazers (8-19, .421, 3 HR; including driving in the winning run in the 1-0 championship, as well as scoring the only run in the 1-0 winner’s bracket final.) In all, she scored 3 game winning hits and drove in 4 game winning runs.
2B – Pam Reinoehl, Computerland Hustle
3B – Terry Oberg, Bettencourt Blast
SS – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Tracy Beadlescomb, LaPalma Restaurant
OF – Linda Thaler, LaPalma Restaurant
OF – Mary Wisniewski, Shamrocks
OF – Kris Bergstorm, Bettencourt Blast
DH – Diane Schumacher, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Pat Dufficy, Raybestos Brakettes


P – Tippy Borrego, Orange County Majestics
P – Kathy Neal, Budweiser Belles
P – Lori Stoll, Long Beach Renegades
C – Donna McElrea, Long Beach Renegades
C – Andria Sievers, Computerland Hustle
1B – Annette Blandford, Computerland Hustle
2B – Kodee Murray, Orange County Majestics
3B – Pam Lee, LaPalma Restaurant
SS – Debbie Langevain, California Blazers
OF – Mary Ricks, Long Beach Renegades
OF – Tammy McKinney, Sun City Saints
OF – Ann Mattson, Michigan All-Stars
OF – Sherry Popowski, Budweiser Belles
DH – Vickie Schneider, Outbound Travel
UTIL – Jody Oliverius, Outbound Travel


P – Michelle Thomas, Sun City Saints
P – Rhonda Clarke, Orlando Rebels
P – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Doreen Denmon, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Maridee Richards, Orange County Majestics
1B – Ella Vilche, Bettencourt Blast
2B – Karen Fellenz, Sun City Saints
3B – Rosie Bardwell, Computerland Hustle
SS – Brenda Thaler, LaPalma Restaurant
OF – Pam Edde, California Blazers
OF – Gina Vecchione, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Stacy Winsberg, California Blazers
OF – Leslie King, Long Beach Renegades
DH – Emmy Laolagi, Long Beach Renegades
UTIL – Jenny Moore, Orange County Majestics


1. Los Angeles Diamonds, Los Angeles, CA (6-0)
2. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-2)
3. Orange County Majestics, Orange, CA (4-2)
4. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (4-2)
5t. Long Beach Renegades, Long BEach, CA (4-2)
5t. Computerland Hustle, Hayward, CA (4-2)
7t. Bettencourt Blast, Hayward, CA (3-2)
7t. Shamrocks, Buffalo, NY (3-2)
9t. Budweiser Belles, Parsippany, NJ (2-2)
9t. LaPalma Restaurant, Flint, MI (2-2)
9t. Outbound Travel, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
9t. Michigan All-Stars, Flint, MI (2-2)
13t. Lower Bucks Bandits, Levittown, PA (1-2)
13t. Macomb Magic, Macomb, IL (1-2)
13t. Aetna Coeds, Bridgeport, CT (1-2)
13t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (1-2)
17t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (0-2)
17t. Don Coburn Inc., Ashland, OH (0-2)
17t. Speedline, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
17t. Belco Flyers, Orem, UT (0-2)
17t. Natural Light Comets, Houston, TX (0-2)
17t. Dolls, Downers Grove, IL (0-2)
17t. Iowa Aces, Huxley, IA (0-2)
17t. Tucson Playmakers, Tucson, AZ (0-2)

L-R, top row- Scorer Tom Ashcroft, Coach Andy Van Etten, Doreen Denmon, Jackie Gaw, Elizabeth Luckie, Renee Clarke, Gina Vecchione, Dot Richardson, Allyson Rioux, Chris Dinoto, Manager Ralph Raymond bottom row- Deanne Moore, Missy Mapes, Diane Schumacher, Kathy Arendsen, Barbara Reinalda, Gretchen Larson, Julie Bolduc, Kris Peterson