Category: ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch

1999 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1999 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – California Commotion, Woodland Hills, California
Runner Up – Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, Arizona


Lisa Fernandez of California Commotion had an RBI single in the bottom of the 7th to win the title. Her hit scored Julie Smith and came off 17 year old Keira Goerl of Phoenix Storm.

The Commotion went 6-0 in the Tournament. The pitching staff allowed just five hits for the week and had two perfect games and one no-hitter. The team outscored opponents 23-1 in the six games. Lisa Fernandez and the Commotion outdueled Danielle Henderson and the Brakettes 1-0, 15 K in the winners bracket final. The Phoenix Storm eliminated the Brakettes 2-0 behind the shutout pitching of Keira Goerl. The Commotion Pitching staff had 2 perfect games and a no hitter in the Tournament.


  • MVP – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion (4-0, pitched 1-0 one-hitter, 13 K)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion (she gave up only 4 hits the entire tournament, also had a perfect game)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Keri McCallum, Stratford Brakettes
  • Batting Leader – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion (10-18) – .556
  • HR Leader – N/A

1999 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lori Harrigan, California Commotion (2-0, perfect game)
P – Danielle Henderson, Brakettes (4-2, 83 K, 4 straight shutouts, including a no-hitter)
P – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion
C – Alyson Carter, California Hurricanes
1B – Jaime Foutch, Team Texas Majors
2B – Julie Smith, California Commotion
3B – Heather Stella, Bloomington Lady Hearts
SS – Dot Richardson, California Commotion
OF – Laura Berg, California Commotion
OF – Shelly Musser, Phoenix Storm
OF – Cassie Cunningham, Celina Suns
OF – Khara Good, CIGS Twisters
DH – Erica Beach, Phoenix Storm
UTIL – Suzy Brazney, Team Texas Majors
UTIL – Amanda Michalsky, Team Texas Majors

1999 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kristine Karr, California Hurricanes
P – Kirsten Voak, Phoenix Storm (2-1)
P – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Storm (3-1)
C – Keri McCallum, Brakettes
1B – Kim Gutridge, Brakettes
2B – Jennifer Potzman, Topton VIP’s
3B – Krissy Medino, Clifton Cobras
SS – Natasha Watley, Flash D’Gold
OF – Leah O’Brien, California Commotion
OF – Cathy Balint, California Hurricanes
OF – Jennifer Smith, Brakettes
OF – Jody Miller, Topton VIP’s
DH – Delaina Talili, California Hurricanes
UTIL – Vanessa Villegas, California Hurricanes
UTIL – Amy LaRoque, Flash D’Gold

1999 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Gina Oaks, Flash D’Gold
P – Katie Chain, Celina Suns
P – Angela Wedlake, California Hurricanes
C – Tairia Mims, Phoenix Storm
1B – Veronica Nelson, Phoenix Firestorm
2B – Missy Hixon, Phoenix Storm
3B – Lindsay Fossatti, Phoenix Firestorm
SS – Mandy Shklar, Team Texas Majors
OF – Gina Novak, Topton VIP’s
OF – Kim Balkan, Phoenix Firestorm
OF – Stacy Gemeinhardt, CIGS Twisters
OF – Gianna Caruso, Clifton Cobras
DH – Missy Mellott, Celina Suns
UTIL – Stacy Roth, Celina Suns
UTIL – Kara Brun, Phoenix Storm


FINAL STANDINGS

1. California Commotion, Woodland Hills, CA (6-0)
2. Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, AZ (5-2)
3. Brakettes, Stratford, CT (4-2)
4. California Hurricanes, Perris, CA (5-2)
5t. Phoenix Firestorm, Phoenix, AZ (3-2)
5t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (2-2)
7t. Team Texas Majors, Houston, TX (3-2)
7t. Cigs Twisters, Decatur, IL (3-2)
9t. Clifton Cobras, Clifton, NJ (2-2)
9t. Adirondack Ice, Albany, NY (1-2)
9t. Topton VIP’s, Topton, PA (2-2)
9t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (2-2)
13t. Connecticut Classics, New Haven, CT (1-2)
13t. Michigan, MI (0-2)
13t. Flash D’Gold, Fontana, CA (2-2)
13t. Hits, Frankfort, IL (1-2)
17t. Seahawks, Stratford, CT (0-2)
17t. Starpath, Dyer, IN (0-2)
17t. Twin City Jammers, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (0-2)
17t. Elite Force, Palos Hills, IL (0-2)
17t. Memphis Saints, Memphis, TN (0-2)

L-R, top row- Manager John Stratton, Emily Robustelli, Dana Morrill, Kim Gutridge, Donna McLean, Kristine MacLean, Alicia Smith, Keri McCallum, Kelly Buckley, and scorer Jeff Ellis. Bottom row – Megan Luring, Robyn King, Jen Smith, Danielle Henderson, Ellen “Frankie” Spruce, Nicole Faessler, Carolyn McGowan. Missing- GM Bob Baird, Coach Patti Fernandes, and Jenn Huyett.

1998 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1998 held at Decatur, Illinois.


Champion – California Commotion, Woodland Hills, California
Runner Up – Redding Rebels, Redding, CA


Lisa Fernandez of California Commotion came in first inning of 2-1 championship, 8 Ks, and also had an RBI, she defeated Redding’s Michelle Smith to win the championship. Fernandez (4-0) in the tournament came in relief of Lori Harrigan.

Brakettes came to the National undefeated (49-0 record), went (1-2) and finished 50-2 on the year. Behind the strong arm of Danielle Henderson, who pitched a 7-0 perfect game with 16 strikeouts in the Brakettes first game, only to lose two straight right after that.


  • MVP – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion (4-0, 2 shutouts, 1 was a no hitter)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Sheila Douty, California Commotion
  • Batting Leader – Danielle Cox, Decatur Twister (11-16, 5 runs scored) – .688 this broke 32 year old record of .632 set in 1975 by Diane Kalliam
  • HR Leader – N/A

1998 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion
P – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels (2-2, 1 save, threw a perfect game)
P – Trinity Johnson, California Players (4-2 with 3 no-hitters)
C – Nicole Victoria, California Commotion
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, California Commotion
2B – Julie Smith, Redding Rebels
3B – Kim Maher, Redding Rebels
SS – Dot Richardson, California Commotion
OF – Becky Witt, California Players
OF – Laura Berg, California Players
OF – Christie Ambrosi, Bloomington Lady Hearts
OF – Danielle Cox, Decatur Twister
DP – Randi Berg, California Players
UTIL – Teri Klement, Redding Rebels
UTIL – Sara Pickering, California Commotion

1998 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lori Harrigan, California Commotion (2-0)
P – Amanda Freed, Redding Rebels (3-0)
P – Courtney Dale, Decatur Twister
C – Michelle Gromacki, Redding Rebels
1B – Ronnie Marmitt, Michigan Cruise
2B – Selina Finck, Decatur Twister
3B – Missy Nowak, Decatur Twister
SS – Amy Pera, Decatur Twister
OF – Leah O’Brien, California Players
OF – Khara Good, Decatur Twister
OF – Barbara Jordan, Redding Rebels
OF – Holly Aprile, Decatur Twister
DH – Michelle Venturella, California Players
UTIL – Monica Triner, Sarasota Sugar Canes
UTIL – Nancy Evans, California Players (2-0)

1998 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Susie Parra, Riverside Hurricanes (3-1)
P – Keira Goerl, Phoenix Firestorm (pitched every inning but 2 in the tournament and was 4-2 with 2 shutouts and a 1-hitter)
P – Gina Ugo, Michigan Cruise
C – Suzy Brazney, California Jazz
1B – Traci Conrad, Decatur Twister
2B – Chrissy Buck, California Jazz
3B – Nina Lindenberg, California Jazz
SS – Jennifer McFalls, Redding Rebels
OF – Amy Doyle, Memphis Saints
OF – Mindy Bond, California Jazz
OF – Jenny Condon, California Commotion
OF – Brooke Boyer, Phoenix Firestorm
DH – Leticia Pineda, California Commotion
UTIL – Sara Kahler, Phoenix Firestorm
UTIL – Jennifer Brundage, California Commotion


FINAL STANDINGS

1. California Commotion, Woodland Hills, CA (6-0)
2. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA (5-2)
3. California Players, Cypress, CA (5-2)
4. Decatur Twister, Decatur, IL (4-2)
5t. California Jazz, Bellflower, CA (3-2)
5t. Phoenix Firestorm, Phoenix, AZ (4-2)
7t. Sarasota Sugar Canes, Sarasota, FL (3-2)
7t. Riverside Hurricanes, Riverside, CA (3-2)
9t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (2-2)
9t. Memphis Saints, Memphis, TN (2-2)
9t. Jammers, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
9t. Brakettes, Stratford, CT (1-2)
13t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (2-2)
13t. Breakers, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
13t. Elite Force, Palos Hills, IL (1-2)
13t. Pekinlettes, Pekin, IL (1-2)
17t. Decatur Scorpions, Decatur, IL (0-2)
17t. Celina Sun, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Landolls Flames, Ashland, OH (0-2)
17t. Topton VIP’s, Topton, PA (0-2)
17t. St. Louis Surge, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
17t. Starpath, Dyer, IN (0-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (0-2)
17t. Team Texas, Houston, TX (0-2)

L-R, top row- GM Bob Baird, Manager John Stratton, Jenn Huyett, Kristine MacLean, Donna McLean, Nicole Faessler, Danielle Henderson, Debra Larson, “Frankie” Spruce, Jen Goodwin, Jackie Catanese, Scorer Jeff Ellis, Coach Patti Fernandes. Bottom row- Jessica Yanosy, Michelle Gates, Jen Smith, Keri McCallum, Dana Bennett, Alicia Smith.

1997 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1997 held at Phoenix, Arizona.


Champion – California Commotion, Woodland Hills, California (15-0)
Runner Up – Southern California Jazz, Bellflower, California


This year of the 44 total games played, 29 were shutouts.

Christa Williams pitched a shutout to lead the Jazz to a 2-0 victory over the Redding Rebels and Michele Smith in the semi-final. In the Championship game, it was all Lisa Fernandez as she pitched the California Commotion to a 4-0 victory and the championship. This is the second straight year the Commotion has defeated the Jazz in the finals.


  • MVP – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion (4-0, 29 IP, 46 K, 3 shutouts, 0 Runs; 5-20, .250 batting)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion (4-0 1-hit shutout with 10 K in the final)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Jennifer McFalls, Redding Rebels
  • Batting Leader – Cindy Smith, Phoenix Sunbirds (11-21, 2 runs, 2 RBI) – .534
  • HR Leader – Sheila Douty, California Commotion (6-17, .353, 6 Runs, 8 RBI) – 4

1997 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion
P – Michele Smith, Rebels
P – Christa Williams, California Commotion
C – Gillian Boxx, California Commotion
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, California Commotion
2B – Julie Smith, Rebels
3B – Jennifer Brundage, California Commotion
SS – Jennifer McFalls, Rebels
OF – Yvonne Gutierrez, California Commotion
OF – Amy Chellevold, California Commotion
OF – Cindy Smith, Sunbirds
OF – Kim Maher, Rebels
DP – Jen Cline, California Jazz
UTIL – Kathy Stahl, Rebels
UTIL – Trinity Johnson, California Jazz

1997 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Susie Parra, Sunbirds
P – April Faircloth, Cig Twisters
P – Desarie Knipfer, California Jazz
C – Stacey Nuveman, California Jazz
1B – Kim Wuest, California Jazz
2B – Amy Pera, Cig Twisters
3B – Nina Lindenberg, California Jazz
SS – Randi Berg, California Players
OF – Nancy Evans, California Players
OF – Leah O’Brien, California Players
OF – Dana Morrill, Montclair Majestics
OF – Barbara Jordan, Rebels
DP – Veronica Nelson, Phoenix Storm
UTIL – Laura Berg, California Players
UTIL – Kirsten Voak, Phoenix Storm

1997 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kristine Karr, California Hurricanes
C – Jen Bruno, Michigan Cruise
1B – Marisa Semmel, Montclair Majestics
2B – Dani Tyler, California Players
3B – Tairia Mims, Phoenix Storm
SS – Ann Rowan-Pedersen, Sunbirds
OF – Natalie Quinn, Cig Twisters
OF – Mindy Bond, Cig Twisters
OF – Vicki Morrow, Montclair Majestics
OF – Amy Doyle, Memphis Saints
DP – Jen Schock, Montclair Majestics
UTIL – Jessica Yanosy, Brakettes
UTIL – Missy Nowak, Cig Twisters
UTIL – Jackie Cipolloni, Topton VIP’s
UTIL – Lori Harrigan, California Players (pitched a 1-0 8 inning shutout to eliminate the Brakettes)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. California Commotion, Woodland Hills, CA (6-0)
2. California Jazz, Bellflower, CA (6-2)
3. Rebels, Redding, CA (4-2)
4. Sunbirds, Phoenix, AZ (4-2)
5t. Cig Twisters, Decatur, IL (4-2)
5t. California Players, Bellflower, CA (3-2)
7t. Memphis Saints, Memphis, TN (2-2)
7t. Montclair Majestics, Montclair, NJ (3-2)
9t. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (2-2)
9t. Phoenix Storm, Phoenix, AZ (3-2)
9t. California Hurricanes, Riverside, CA (1-2)
9t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (1-2)
13t. Decatur Breeze, Decatur, IL (1-2)
13t. Topton Vip’s, Topton, PA (2-2)
13t. Vipers, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
13t. St. Louis Surge, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
17t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (1-2)
17t. Twin City Jammers, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
17t. Metro Express, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
17t. Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (0-2)
17t. Naturals Sunrays, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
17t. Natural Blue, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)

L-R, top row – Manager John Stratton, Sarah Putnam, Jessica Yanosy, Elaine Amundsen, Dana Bennett, Christa Dalakis, Allyson Johnson, Kristine MacLean. Bottom row – Ellen “Frankie” Spruce, Donna McLean, Jenn Huyett, Danielle Henderson, Pat Dufficy, Debra Larson, Jen Goodwin, Player/Coach Patti Fernandes.

1996 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1996 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – California Commotion, Woodland Hills, California
Runner Up – Southern California Jazz, Bellflower, California (33-8)


The Jazz won the first final 2-1 behind the pitching of Sara Griffin as they defeated Christa Williams, sending the tournament to the ‘if’ game. The Commotion gathered momentum when Lisa Fernandez, who started the game as the designated hitter, went to the mound in the third inning and held the Jazz scoreless for the rest of the game and struck out 10. This carried over to the final as Fernandez, starting on the mound this time and allowed two hits in two innings. But she injured her left hip when she tried to break up a double play in the second inning and left in the top of the third.

Christa Williams pitched the final three innings of the “run-rule game”. She allowed no hits and struck out three to get the win. Commotion won the final 10-0. Jill Justin-Coffel hit a three-run homer and had five RBIs to lead the California Commotion offense in the title game. The Commotion went 6-1 in the tournament.

Lisa Fernandez earlier in the tournament pitched a no-hitter though four innings and struck out 9 as the Commotion defeated the 3-time defending champion Redding Rebels 3-1. Fernandez struck out Michele Smith 3 times, an almost impossible feat.


  • MVP – Dot Richardson, California Commotion
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Desarie Knipfer, So Cal Jazz (pitched in 7 of the 8 games, finished up 4-1 with 2 saves)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Gillian Boxx, California Commotion
  • Batting Leader – Kim Maher, Redding Rebels – .500
  • HR Leader – Kim Wuest, Southern Cal Jazz – 4

1996 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion
P – Desarie Knipfer, California Jazz
P – Gina Ugo, Michigan Cruise
C – Scia Maumausolo, California A’s
1B – Kim Wuest, California Jazz
2B – Julie Smith, Rebels
3B – Nina Lindenberg, California Jazz
SS – Ali Viola, California Jazz
OF – Jenny Condon, California Commotion
OF – Dionne Harris, California Jazz
OF – Teri Klement, California Jazz
OF – Kim Maher, Rebels
DP – Michele Smith, Rebels
UTIL – Amy Chellevold, California Commotion
UTIL – Christina Plew, California Jazz

1996 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Amy Day, Sunbirds
P – Lori Sippel, Rebels
P – Christa Williams, California Commotion
C – Suzy Brazney, Sunbirds
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, California Commotion
2B – Coli Turley, Michigan Cruise
3B – Jennifer Brundage, Brakettes
SS – Tiffany Tootle, Decatur Lady Pride
OF – Alesandra Giampaolo, Illinois Illusions
OF – Donna McClean, Brakettes
OF – Rachel Nelson, Minnesota Breakers
OF – Kathy Stahl, Rebels
DP – Gina Adler, Brakettes
UTIL – Rhonda Wheatley, California A’s
UTIL – Julie Marshall, Sunbirds

1996 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Jenn Huyett, Brakettes
P – Stephanie Klaviter, Minnesota Breakers
P – Lindsey Prezell, Illinois Illusions
C – Christy Serritella, California Hurricanes
1B – Jen Goodwin, Brakettes
2B – Chris Zboril, Sunbirds
3B – Chris Parris-Washington, Rebels
SS – Kristy Howard, California Commotion
OF – Crystal Boyd, Michigan Cruise
OF – Laurie Fritz, Sunbirds
OF – Kristine MacLean, Brakettes
OF – Leah O’Brien, California A’s
DP – Jill Justin-Coffel, California Commotion
UTIL – Dawn Severtson, California A’s
UTIL – Kristi Toppins, Memphis Saints
N/A – Gillian Boxx, California Commotion
N/A – Dot Richardson, California Commotion


FINAL STANDINGS

1. California Commotion, Woodland Hills, CA (6-1)
2. California Jazz, Bellflower, CA (7-2)
3. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA (4-2)
4. Phoenix Sunbirds, Phoenix, AZ (3-2)
5t. California A’s, Newport Beach, CA (3-2)
5t. California Hurricanes, Riverside, CA (2-2)
7t. Illinois Illusions, Dekalb, IL (3-2)
7t. Dacatur Lady Pride, Decatur, IL (2-2)
9t. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (2-2)
9t. Memphis Saints, Memphis, TN (2-2)
9t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (2-2)
9t. Minnesota Breakers, Eagan, MN (2-2)
13t. St. Louis Classics, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
13t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (1-2)
13t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (1-2)
13t. Shamrocks, Tonawanda, NY (1-2)
17t. Suns, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Thunderbolts, Keene, NH (0-2)
17t. Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (0-2)
17t. Majestics, Montclair, NJ (0-2)
17t. Twin City Jammers, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
17t. Chavoya’s, New Haven, CT (0-2)

L-R, top row- Ginny Adler, Sarah Maida, Becky Van Ort, Alison Hirsch, Jennifer Voegeli, Katie Souder, Allyson Johnson, Donna McLean, Manager John Stratton. Bottom row – Player/Coach Patti Fernandes, Kristine MacLean, Jen Goodwin, Jenn Huyett, Ravella Gericke, Andrea D’Innocenzo, Debra Larson.

1995 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1995 held at Decatur, Illinois at Borg-Warner Field on August  11-19.


Champion – Redding Rebels, Redding, California (38-4)
Runner Up – California Commotion, Woodland Hills, California (39-5)


Michele Smith had 31 scoreless innings to end the tournament, including 1-0 championship game victory, giving up only 1 hit, striking out 6 and drove the game’s only run, she went 3-4 in the game and also led the tournament in runs scored with 7. Lisa Fernandez was the losing pitcher as she gave up Smith’s run scoring triple. She was then relieved by Lori Harrigan, who finished the game for the Commotion). Lori Sippel was the other pitcher for the Rebels and she was 1-1 with a shutout. For good measure, Smith also had 2 HR in the tournament.

Brakettes came to the National with a 52-1 record, finished 3rd (5-2) and 57-3 on the year.

The tournament was played under the same format as 1994, only the losers bracket was not reversed. There were 28 teams total and they were broken up into two 14 team brackets, double elimination format. The Bracket A champ would play the Bracket B champ in a one game championship. This year, the Bracket A Champ was the California Commotion who defeated the Raybestos Brakettes via a 1-0 shutout by Lisa Fernandez, she out dueled Brackettes hurler Cheri Kempf.

The Bracket B Champ was the Redding Rebels, who had to defeat the Southern California Jazz twice. Michele Smith pitched 3-0 and 4-0 shutouts, beating Heather Compton and Desarie Knipfer.


  • MVP – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels (6-0, 61 Ks, 45 IP, 0 ER – 31 scoreless innings)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels (6-0, 61 Ks, 45 IP, .0.31 ERA, 5 Shutouts)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Dot Richardson, California Commotion
  • Batting Leader – Dionna Harris, Southern California Jazz (11-18) – .611
  • HR Leader – Susie Gaw, Phoenix Sunbirds – 3

1995 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels
P – Lisa Fernandez, California Commotion (3-1, 21 IP, 25 K)
P – Heather Compton, Southern California Jazz (3-1, 23 IP, 34 K, no-hitter)
C – Suzy Brazney, Phoenix Sunbirds
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, California Commotion
2B – Chris Zboril, Southern California Jazz
3B – Chris Parris-Washington, Redding Rebels
SS – Dot Richardson, California Commotion
OF – Dionne Harris, Southern California Jazz
OF – Suzie Gaw, Phoenix Sunbirds
OF – Yvonne Gutierrez, California Commotion
OF – Mindy Jenkins, Decatur Lady Pride
DH – Jennifer McFalls, Redding Rebels
UTIL – Priscilla Rouse, California Commotion
UTIL – Jodi Rathbun, St. Louis Classics

1995 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Cheri Kempf, Raybestos Brakettes (4-1, 2 shutouts)
P – Amie Stewart, Riverside Hurricanes
P – Lori Harrigan, California Commotion (2-0, 16 IP, 24 K)
C – Michelle Gromacki, Redding Rebels
1B – Kelly Jackson, Redding Rebels
2B – Keri LaMasters, Riverside Hurricanes
3B – Cathy Wylie, Decatur Lady Pride
SS – Tina Kramos, East Peoria Avantis
OF – Kellyn Tate, St. Louis Classics
OF – Barbara Jordan, Redding Rebels
OF – Jennifer Brundage, Redding Rebels
OF – Jill Justin-Coffel, California Commotion
DH – Suzanna Fairhurst, Decatur Lady Pride
UTIL – Kathy Stahl, Redding Rebels
UTIL – Kyla Hall, Illinois Illusions


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA 7-1
2. California Commotion, Woodland Hills, CA 5-1
3t. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-2)
3t. Southern California Jazz, Bellflower, CA (4-2)
5t. Riverside Hurricanes, Riverside, CA (4-2)
5t. Decatur Lady Pride, Decatur, IL (3-2)
7t. St. Louis Classics, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
7t. Activity As’s, Newport Beach, CA (3-2)
9t. East Peoria Avantis, Peoria, IL (2-2)
9t. Dekalb Illusion, Dekalb, IL (3-2)
9t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (3-2)
9t. Phoenix Sunbirds, Phoenix, AZ (3-2)
13t. Mason City Iowans, Mason City, IA (2-2)
13t. Decatur Breeze, Decatur, IL (1-2)
13t. Buffalo Shamrocks, Buffalo, NY (2-2)
13t. Sacramento Lynch Mob, Sacramento, CA (1-2)
17t. Montclair Majestics, Montclair, NJ (0-2)
17t. Fresno Force, Fresno, CA (1-2)
17t. Lisle Powerhouse, Lisle, IL (1-2)
17t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Memphis Saints, Memphis, TN (0-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (0-2)
17t. Pekin-lettes, Pekin, IL (0-2)
17t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (1-2)
25t. Twin City Jammers, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. St. Louis Jazz, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
25t. MCM Sports, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (0-2)

NOTE: Two separate 14 team double elimination brackets were played with the two winners playing for the title.

L-R, top row- Co-Manager John Stratton, Doreen Denmon, Crystal Boyd, Marty Laudato, Eileen Schmidt, Pat Dufficy, Cheri Kempf, Michelle Bolster, Michelle Collins, Patti Fernandes, JoAnn Ferrieri, Jackie Cipolloni, Tricia Popowski, Co-Manager Andy Van Etten. Kneeling- Missy Nowak, Patti Benedict

1994 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1994 held at Decatur, Illinois.


Champion – Redding Rebels, Redding, California (34-8)
Runner Up – Southern California Jazz, Bellflower, California (29-7)


The tournament was played under a different format. There were 26 teams total and they were broken up into two 13 team brackets, double elimination format. The only twist was that team that wins the losers bracket in “A” will play the “B” winner’s bracket survivor. And the team that wins the losers bracket in “B” will play the “A” winner’s bracket survivor. In the end, the 2 “brackets” would have a winner and The Bracket A champ would play the Bracket B champ in a one game championship.

The Bracket A Champ was the Redding Rebels, after winning their first game 1-0, who lost their second game 4-1 to the St. Louis Classics and then won 8 straight games to capture the Bracket title and then their 9th consecutive victory was in the Championship game. They had to defeat the hometown Lady Pride twice to win the bracket and reach the final. The two games were won with relative ease as the Rebels shutout the Lady Pride twice 8-0 and 16-0. Michele Smith tossed a 1-hit shutout and struck out 10 in the first game, then started the second game, pitching one inning. Lori Sippel came in and finished the final 4 innings in the 16-0 rout.

In the A Bracket final, things were much simpler as The SoCal Jaz won 2-0 over the Newport Beach Activity A’s on a shutout by Heather Compton. The Championship game was decided by two home runs by the Rebels hitters. The game was a scoreless tie until Kelly Jackson led off the bottom of the 6th with a solo HR and a couple batters later, eventual tournament MVP Kim Maher unloaded a 2-run shot. Michele Smith pitched a 1-hit shutout and struck out 10 Jazz batters. Jazz pitcher, Heather Compton, who pitched brilliantly the whole tournament was the losing pitcher.

The Rebels pitching staff gave up only 6 runs in the 10 games, tossing 8 shutouts along the way. Besides Michele Smith (5-0), Lori Sippel was 2-1 and Dee Dee Weiman was 2-0 with a no hitter. They outscored their opponents 66-6 in the 10 games.

The Brakettes came into the tournament with a 47-0 record. They finished the season 51-2. The legendary Barbara Reinalda may have made her last appearance a memorable one as she won the only game she pitched 3-1. That victory was the 77th win in a row for Reinalda. Lori Harrigan was (1-1) with a shutout for the Brackettes. Michele Bolster was also 1-1, losing a game in relief of Lisa Fernandez. Fernandez pitched a 5-0 one-hitter with 5 K for her only decision (she was 1-0).

Michele Granger of the Cal Commotion was 1-2, but both her losses were by the score of 1-0, She threw a 8-0, 5 inning no hitter with 13 K in the game she won and in 19 total innings pitched, she had 41 Ks.

Debbie Doom also pitched a game for the Commotion and hurled a 1-hit shutout and had 12 Ks.

Kathy Van Wyck was 1-0, with a 1-hitter, and 12 K.


  • MVP – Kim Maher, Redding Rebels (13-32, .406, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels (5-0, 5 Shutouts, also pitched in relief twice, 47 Ks, 33 IP, 0 ER, won Championship game 3-0 on a 1-hitter and struck out 10)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Martha O’Kelley, Southern California Jazz
  • Batting Leader – Cathy Wylie, Redding Rebels (8-17, .471)
  • HR Leader – Kim Maher, Redding Rebels (broke all time Home Run record, also had 12 RBI) – 5

1994 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels
P – Monique Fluellen, Montclair Majestics
P – Heather Compton, Southern California Jazz (3-1, she tossed 3 straight shutouts, before losing in the Championship game)
C – Lidia Stiglich, Southern California Jazz
1B – Trish Johnson, Michigan Cruise
2B – Sara Pickering, Southern California Jazz
3B – Chris Parris-Washington, Redding Rebels
SS – Kim Rodina, Newport Beach Activities A’s
OF – Kim Maher, Redding Rebels
OF – Laura Berg, Newport Beach Activities A’s
OF – Dorsey Steamer, Montclair Majestics
OF – Pat Dufficy, Raybestos Brakettes
DH – Kim Ward, Newport Beach Activities A’s (4-1)
UTIL – Cathy Wylie, Redding Rebels
UTIL – Michelle Gromacki, Redding Rebels

1994 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – DeDe Weiman, Redding Rebels (2-0, 2 shutouts, no hitter)
P – Kathy Richards, East Peoria Avanti’s
P – Michele Granger, California Commotion
C – Michelle Venturella, Michigan Cruise
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Selina Finck, Decatur Lady Pride
3B – Heather Lefford, Buffalo Shamrocks
SS – Martha O’Kelley, Southern California Jazz
OF – Jennifer Brundage, Redding Rebels
OF – Patty Benedict, Michigan Cruise
OF – Charlotte Wiley, Montclair Majestics
OF – Leah O’Brien, Southern California Jazz
DH – Suzanna Fairhurst, Decatur Lady Pride
UTIL – Jennifer McFalls, Redding Rebels
UTIL – Tiffany Tootle, Montclair Majestics

1994 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lori Sippel, Redding Rebels (2-1)
P – Susie Parra, Phoenix Sunbirds
P – Tracy Carey, Minneapolis MCM Sports
C – Nichole Victoria, Decatur Lady Pride
1B – Lynn Rochester, Bloomington Lady Hearts
2B – Liz Phillips, Phoenix Sunbirds
3B – Rachel Shipley, Bloomington Lady Hearts
SS – Ann Rowan, Phoenix Sunbirds
OF – Dionne Harris, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Lisa Erickson, California Commotion
OF – Sonya Bright, East Peoria Avanti’s
OF – Ann DeLuca, Buffalo Shamrocks
DH – Jackie Cipolloni, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Angie Jacobs, Redding Rebels
UTIL – Frankie Spruce, Buffalo Shamrocks


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA 9-1
2. Southern California Jazz, Bellflower, CA 4-1
3t. Decatur Lady Pride, Decatur, IL (4-2)
3t. Activity As’s, Newport Beach, CA (5-2)
5t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (2-2)
5t. Montclair Majestics, Montclair, NJ (2-2)
7t. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (4-2)
7t. East Peoria Avantis, East Peoria, IL (3-2)
9t. Phoenix Sunbirds, Phoenix, AZ (2-2)
9t. California Commotion, Los Angeles, CA (2-2)
9t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (2-2)
9t. St. Louis Classics, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
13t. Buffalo Shamrocks, Buffalo, NY (2-2)
13t. MCM Sports, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
13t. Topton VIPs, Blandon, PA (1-2)
13t. Memphis Saints, Memphis, TN (1-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (1-2)
17t. Homewood Aurelio’s Saints, Homewood, IL (1-2)
17t. Carlinville Storm, Carlinville, IL (1-2)
17t. DC Metros, Washington DC (1-2)
17t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Twin City Jammers, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
17t. Decatur Breeze, Decatur, IL (0-2)
17t. Springfield Rockettes, Springfield, IL (0-2)
25t. Pekinettes, Pekin, IL (0-2)
25t. Mason City Iowans, Mason City, IA (0-2)

NOTE: There were two separate brackets played with the two winners playing for the title.

L-R, top row- Coach Andy Van Etten, Manager Ralph Raymond, Jennie Condon, Jill Justin, Crystal Boyd, Karen Sanchelli, Michelle Bolster, Pat Dufficy, Lori Harrigan, Barbara Reinalda, Sheila Cornell, Jackie Cipolloni, Lisa Fernandez, Dionna Harris, GM Bob Baird, Coach John Stratton kneeling- Tricia Popowski, Missy Nowak.

1993 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1993 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Redding Rebels, Redding, California (37-4)
Runner Up – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (72-5)


Lori Harrigan 2-0, Lisa Fernandez 2-1, Cheri Kempf 1-1 with a no hitter. In the Final two championship games, The Rebels beat the Brakettes 3-0 and 3-2. Redding’s Lori Sippel, who struck out seven and gave up four hits. With one out and the bases loaded in the sixth, Michele Smith came on in relief and struck put the final two batters to preserve the 3-0 win. Lisa Fernandez was the losing pitcher. In the second game, Jennifer Brundage’s RBI single was the big blow to back Smith as she struck out 11 and gave the Brakettes Cheri Kempf her first loss of the year. The Rebels beat the Commotion in an epic 28 inning game 3-2 on a passed ball. Debbie Doom pitched 21 innings in relief and was the losing pitcher. The Rebels went 8-1 to capture the title.


  • MVP – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels (got the Save and the win in the final two games 3-0 and 3-2, with 11 Ks)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels (struck out 10 and allowed 3 hits, 10 strikeouts were in succession).
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Julie Smith, Redding Rebels
  • Batting Leader – Kathy Kreischer, Topton VIPs – .456
  • HR Leader – N/A

1993 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Michelle Collins, VIP’s
P – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels
P – Lori Sippel, Redding Rebels
C – Eileen Smith, VIP’s
C – Shelly Stokes, Fresno Force
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Julie Smith, Redding Rebels
3B – Sharon Sodano, Phoenix Sunbirds
SS – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Jennifer Brundage, Redding Rebels
OF – Jill Justin-Coffel, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Suzie Gaw, Phoenix Sunbirds
OF – Pat Dufficy, Raybestos Brakettes
DP – Denise Davis, VIP’s
UTIL – Lisa Fernandez, Raybestos Brakettes

1993 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Susie Parra, Phoenix Sunbirds
P – Cheri Kempf, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Lori Harrigan, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Michelle Gromacki, Redding Rebels
C – Julie Sexton, Bloomington Lady Hearts
1B – Kim Anderson, Phoenix Sunbirds
2B – Michelle Bento, Fresno Force
3B – Cindy Cooper, Phoenix Sunbirds
SS – Shari Johnson, California Commotion
OF – Priscilla Rouse, California Commotion
OF – Janna Venice, Seahawks
OF – RaeAnn Pifferini, Fresno Force
OF – Julie Follard, Michigan Cruise
DP – Ginny Alder, Seahawks


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA 8-1
2. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-2)
3. Phoenix Sunbirds, Phoenix, AZ (4-2)
4. Fresno Force, Fresno, CA (5-2)
5t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (4-2)
5t. Topton VIPs, Blandon, PA (3-2)
7t. California Commotion, Diamond Bar, CA (3-2)
7t. Avanits, East Peoria, IL (2-2)
9t. Decatur Sting, Decatur, IL (1-2)
9t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (2-2)
9t. Stratford Seahawks, Stratford, CT (3-2)
9t. St. Louis Classics, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
13t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (1-2)
13t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (0-2)
13t. First Page Metros, Washington, DC (1-2)
13t. Montclair Majesties, Montclair, NJ (1-2)
17t. Ballwin Saints, Ballwin, MO (0-2)
17t. Danbury Debs, Danbury, CT (0-2)
17t. MCM Sports, Richfield, MN (0-2)
17t. Orange County Majesties, Orange, CA (0-2)
17t. OTB Capitals, Albany, NY (0-2)
17t. Team Triple Crown, Fort Collins, CO (0-2)
17t. Tonawanda Shamrocks, Tonawanda, NY (0-2)

L-R, top row- Coach Andy Van Etten, Doreen Denmon, Coach John Stratton, Tricia Popowski, Dot Richardson, Marty Laudato, Jackie Cipolloni, Karen Sanchelli, Lisa Fernandez, Dionna Harris, Manager Ralph Raymond. Bottom row- Cathy Wylie, Leslie Adams, Cheri Kempf, Pat Dufficy, Barbara Reinalda, Tracy Bunge, Lori Harrigan, Sheila Cornell. Missing – Jill Justin, Patti Fernandes

1992 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1992 held at Redding, California.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (51-1)
Runner Up – Redding Rebels, Redding, California


The Rebels forced the extra game with Lori Sipple defeating the Brakettes 2-0. Consecutive Singles by Dot Richardson, Trisha Popowski and Pat Dufficy accounted for the games only run in the 8th inning of the final championship game to give the Brackettes the title. Dufficy’s two out single scored Richardson who scored on a beautiful hook slide to just beat the throw. Earlier in the tournament, the Brakettes set a record by defeating a team from Washington DC 30-0. They hit 10 homeruns in the game to set a record for homers in a game also. Fernandez pitched the final, defeating Dee Dee Weiman of the Rebels. The Rebels defeated the Arizona Sunbirds 6-0 in the loser’s bracket final behind Michele Smith. The Brackets defeated Smith and the Rebels 7-1 in the Winner’s bracket final behind Fernandez 3 hitter and 9 Ks.

Barbara Reinalda (1-0, Shutout) and Cheri Kempf (0-1, lost a 2-0 game) also pitched for the Brakettes.


  • MVP – Lisa Fernandez, Raybestos Brackettes (5-0, 1 Shutout, 5 runs, 0 ER, including 1-0, 8 inning championship game win)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Lisa Fernandez, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Ann Rowan, California Commotion
  • Batting Leader – Janice Parks, California Commotion – .500
  • HR Leader – N/A

1992 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Debbie Doom, Orange County Majestics
P – Lori Sippel, Redding Rebels
P – Lisa Fernandez, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Suzy Brazney, Orange County Majestics
C – Christy Sereitella, Phoenix Sunbirds
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Trish Popowski, Raybestos Brakettes (had 5 hits in one game)
3B – Janice Parks, California Commotion
SS – Karen Walker, California Commotion
OF – Jill Justin-Coffel, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Rachele Brown, Phoenix Sunbirds
OF – Yvonne Gutierrez, California Commotion
OF – Barbara Jordan, Redding Rebels
DP – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels
UTIL – Kelly Jackson, Redding Rebels

1992 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Susie Parra, Phoenix Sunbirds
P – Lori Harrigan, California Commotion
P – Pam Amabile, Shamrocks
C – Laurie Miller, Shamrocks
C – Terrie Cissna, Lynch Mob Express
1B – Trish Johnson, Michigan Cruise
2B – Julie Smith, Redding Rebels
3B – Wendy Spratt, St. Louis Classics
SS – Bonnie Tholl, Michigan Cruise
OF – Pat Dufficy, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Angela Marzetta, Lightning
OF – Dionne Harris, Raybestos Brakettes (9 RBI total, 7 coming in one game)
OF – Barbara Jordan, Redding Rebels
DP – Mary Ivy, St. Louis Classics
UTIL – Mona Nard, Lightning

1992 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Michele O’Neal, St. Louis Classics
P – Kacey Marshall, Ballwin Saints
P – Shelly Hawkins, Michigan Cruise
C – Barb Booth, California Commotion
C – Leanne Bonifas, East Peoria Avantis
1B – Stephanie Fleischaker, Orange County Majestics
2B – Karen Schneider, Ballwin Saints
3B – Cathy Wylie, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Theresa Wardlaw, St. Louis Classics
OF – Vivian Villa, Lynch Mob Express
OF – Kim Kaul, Shamrocks
OF – Denise Day, Redding Rebels
OF – Suzy Lady, Redding Rebels
DP – Jackie Cipolloni, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Roanna Brazier, St. Louis Classics
Defense – Ann Rowan, California Commotion


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CA (6-1)
2. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA (6-2)
3. Phoenix Sunbirds, Phoenix, AZ (5-2)
4. Diamond Bar Commotion, Diamond Bar, CA (5-2)
5t. Tonawanda Shamrocks, Tonawanda, NY (5-2)
5t. Sacramento Express, Sacramento, CA (2-2)
7t. St. Louis Classics, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
7t. Ballwin Saints, Ballwin, MN (3-2)
9t. East Peoria Avantis, East Peoria, IL (3-2)
9t. Orange County Majestics, Orange, CA (3-2)
9t. Phoenix Lightening, Phoenix, AZ (2-2)
9t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (2-2)
13t. First Page Metros, Washington, DC (1-2)
13t. Orland Stars, Orland CA (1-2)
13t. Twin City Jammers, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
13t. Lady Knights, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
17t. Montclair Majestics, Montclair, NJ (1-2)
17t. Fresno Force, Fresno, CA (1-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (1-2)
17t. Plymouth Blue Wave, Plymouth, MA (0-2)
17t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Sunnyvale Diamonds, Sunnyvale, CA (0-2)
17t. Tacoma Shamrocks, Tacoma, WA (0-2)
17t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (0-2)
25t. Royal Ladies, Yardley, PA (0-2)
25t. Lady Hawks, Normal, IL (0-2)
25t. Sid Grinker, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)

L-R, top row- Manager Ralph Raymond, Dot Richardson, Lisa Fernandez, Jill Justin, Dionna Harris
middle row- Tricia Popowski, Leslie Adams, Doreen Denmon, Jackie Cipolloni, Cathy Wylie
bottom row- Coach John Stratton, Pat Dufficy, Tracy Bunge, Barbara Reinalda, Kathy Arendsen, Cheri Kempf, Sheila Cornell, Kris Schmidt, Coach Andy Van Etten

1991 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1991 held at Decatur, Illinois at Borg-Warner Field.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (64-2)
Runner Up – California Knights, Burbank, California


Knocked into the losers bracket originally by the Knights, the Brakettes fought back to capture the first final 2-1 in 10 innings and then in the final championship game behind Pat Difficy’s 2 Home Runs and Kathy Arendsen’s pitching, walked away with a 8-0 victory to clinch the title. The Brakettes came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Redding Rebels 8-6 in the loser’s bracket final. They then came back in the first final, losing 1-0 and Knight pitcher Lori Harrigan on the mound and three outs to go, the Brakettes fought back to win a dramatic 10 inning 2-1 game. Which brought both teams to the winner take all championship game. The Brakettes won going way 8-0 on the strength of 3 home runs.

Barbara Reinalda was 1-0.

Chrissy Oliver was 1-0.


  • MVP – Lisa Fernandez, Raybestos Brackettes (1-1 with save in first final, 22 K, 18 IP, 1 ER, .346 Average, 8 RBI, hit a 2-run Double in the final game)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos (3-0, 2 Shutouts, 0 ER, 8-0 shutout in championship game)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Julie Smith, Redding Rebels
  • Batting Leader – Charlotte Wiley, California Knights (13-24) – .542
  • HR Leader – Pat Dufficy, Stratford Brakettes – 3

1991 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0)
P – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels
P – Lori Harrigan, California Knights (2-1, 2 shutouts)
C – Suzy Brazney, Orange County Majestics
C – Denise Correa, Whittier Raiders
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Julie Smith, Redding Rebels
3B – Sharon Sodano, California Knights
SS – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Jeannae Lambdin, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Lisa Erickson, California Knights
OF – Kris Schmidt, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Rina Foster, Redding Rebels
DP – Charlotte Wiley, California Knights
UTIL – Lisa Fernandez, Raybestos Brakettes (1-1)

1991 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Susie Parra, Phoenix Sunbirds (2-1 with 30 K in 22 IP)
P – Cheri Kempf, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0)
P – Debbie Doom, Orange County Majestics (4-2)
C – Barb Booth, Redding Rebels
C – Doreen Denmon, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Debbie Langevain, Whittier Raiders
2B – Karen Walker, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Cindy Cooper, Redding Rebels
SS – Shari Johnson, California Knights
OF – Priscilla Rouse, California Knights
OF – Suzy Lady, Redding Rebels
OF – Xan Silva, Whittier Raiders
OF – Dionne Harris, Raybestos Brakettes
DP – Jill Justin-Coffel, Raybestos Brakettes (game winning hit in 10th inning of 2-1 first final to get to the “if” game)
UTIL – Amy Gelbach, Whittier Raiders

1991 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Heather Compton, Whittier Raiders
P – DeDe Weiman, California Knights
P – Michele Granger, Whittier Raiders
C – Angie Jacobs, Redding Rebels
C – Leanne Bonifas, East Peoria Avantis
1B – Jodi Rathbun, East Peoria Avantis
2B – Pam Newton, Orange County Majestics
3B – Jill Matyuch, Orange County Majestics
SS – Ann Rowan, Whittier Raiders
OF – Jenny Condon, National Designwear
OF – Yvonne Gutierrez, Redding Rebels
OF – Carol Maioran, Budweiser Belles
OF – Natalie King, Phoenix Sunbirds
DP – Valerie Van Kirk, Whittier Raiders
UTIL – Nikki Busch, Orange County Majestics


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (8-1)
2. California Knights, Burbank, CA (5-2)
3. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA (4-2)
4. Whittier Raiders, Whittier, CA (4-2)
5t. Orange County Majestics, Orange, CA (4-2)
5t. Phoenix Sunbirds, Phoenix, AZ (4-2)
7t. West Frankfort Cards, Frankfort, IL (2-2)
7t. Budweiser Belles, Parsippany, NJ (4-2)
9t. First Page Metros, Washington, D.C. (2-2)
9t. Purity Bakery Sting, Decatur, IL (3-2)
9t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (1-2)
9t. St. Louis Classics, St. Louis, MO (3-2)
13t. Bloomington Lady Hearts, Bloomington, IL (2-2)
13t. Ballwin Saints, Ballwin, MO (2-2)
13t. East Peoria Avantis, East Peoria, IL (1-2)
13t. Des Moines Merchants, Des Moines, IA (1-2)
17t. Carterville Cougars, Carterville, IL (0-2)
17t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (1-2)
17t. National Designerwear Bash Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
17t. Plymouth Blue Wave, Plymouth, MA (0-2)
17t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Decatur Rockettes, Decatur, IL (1-2)
17t. Texas Beverage KIDZ, TX (0-2)
17t. Mid-Michigan Express, Midland, MI (0-2)
25t. DeWyse Builders, Engadine, MI (0-2)
25t. Herrin Softball, Herrin, IL (0-2)
25t. DeFeo’s Jersey Blue Jays, NJ (0-2)

L-R, top row- Manager Ralph Raymond, Scorer Richard Peterson, Doreen Denmon, Julie Standering, Dot Richardson, Lisa Fernandez, Karen Walker, Mary Jo Firnbach, Dionna Harris, Michelle Palmer, Coach Bob Baird, Coach John Stratton bottom row- Jill Justin, Leslie Adams, Pat Dufficy, Barbara Reinalda, Kathy Arendsen, Cheri Kempf, Sheila Cornell, Kris Schmidt

1990 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1990 held at Redding, California.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (65-5)
Runner Up – Redding Rebels, Redding, California


Barbara Reinalda pitched the final 6-0 shutout for the Brakettes. She and Lisa Fernandez led the Brakettes pitching and both were named to the All-American team. Dot Richardson’s defensive plays and timely hitting earned her the MVP Award.


  • MVP – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Michele Smith, Redding (4-1, pitched 3-0 one-hitter over Whittier Raiders to get Rebels to final, only to lose 6-0 to the Brakettes, She also went 4-12, .333 batting average)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Batting Leader – Chenita Rogers, California Invasion (9-20) – .450
  • HR Leader – N/A

1990 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Michele Smith, Redding Rebels
P – Lisa Longaker, Whittier Raiders
P – Lisa Fernandez, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Michelle Gromacki, Redding Rebels
C – Karen Sanchelli, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Kelly Jackson, Redding Rebels
2B – Pam Newton, California Invasion
3B – Cindy Cooper, Redding Rebels
SS – Dot Richardson, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Bobby Rogers, California Invasion
OF – Alani Silva, California Invasion
OF – Yvonne Gutierrez, California Knights
OF – Jill Justin-Coffel, Raybestos Brakettes
DP – LeaAnn Jarvis, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Debbie Schneider, California Invasion

1990 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Michele Granger, California Knights
P – Lori Sippel, Redding Rebels
C – Barb Booth, Orange County Majestics
C – Denise Correa, Whittier Raiders
1B – Cathy Wylie, Michigan Cruise
2B – Valerie Van Kirk, Whittier Raiders
3B – Sharon Sodano, California Knights
SS – Julie Standering, Prindle Royals
OF – Amy Gelbach, Whittier Raiders
OF – Pat Dufficy, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Rina Foster, Redding Rebels
OF – Camille Spitaleri, California Knights
DP – Trish Johnson, Michigan Cruise
UTIL – Suzie Gaw, Orange County Majestics

1990 THIRD TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Margie Wright, Fresno Force
P – DeDe Weiman, Orange County Majestics
P – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Laura Jensen, California Invasion
C – Jennifer Gaylor, Sacramento Breeze
1B – Sheila Cornell Douty, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Jill Matyuch, Orange County Majestics
3B – Michele McAnany, Whittier Raiders
SS – Liz Mizera, Whittier Raiders
OF – Vicky Rios, Sacramento Breeze
OF – Sue Lewis, California Invasion
OF – Priscilla Rouse, California Knights
OF – Barbara Jordan, Redding Rebels
DP – Lindy James, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – JoAnn Ferrieri, California Invasion


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0)
2. Redding Rebels, Redding, CA (6-2)
3. Whittier Raiders, Whittier, CA (4-2)
4. California Knights, Burbank, CA (3-2)
5t. California Invasion, West Covina, CA (4-2)
5t. Fresno Force, Fresno, CA (4-2)
7t. Prindle Royals, Bridgeport, CT (2-2)
7t. Michigan Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI (2-2)
9t. Orange County Majestics, Orange, CA (3-2)
9t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (2-2)
9t. Sacramento Breeze, Sacramento, CA (2-2)
9t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (2-2)
13t. East Peoria Avantis, East Peoria, IL (1-2)
13t. Budweiser Belles, Parsippany, NJ (1-2)
13t. St. Louis Classics, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
13t. Plymouth Blue Wave, Plymouth, MA (1-2)
17t. Decatur Rockettes, Decatur, IL (1-2)
17t. Portland Blues, Portland, OR (1-2)
17t. Capitaland Jimmies, Albany, NY (0-2)
17t. NorCal Tremors, Stockton, CA (0-2)
17t. Celina Suns, Celina, OH (0-2)
17t. Silver Bullets Fastpitch (0-2)
17t. Allentown Pates, Allentown, PA (0-2)
17t. Sacramento Express, Sacramento, CA (0-2)

L-R, top row- Coach Andy Van Etten, Scorer Richard Peterson, Michelle Delloso, Karen Walker, Lisa Fernandez, Kris Peterson, Lea Ann Jarvis, Jill Justin, Coach John Stratton, Manager Ralph Raymond middle row- Karen Sanchelli, Pat Dufficy, Barbara Reinalda, Kathy Arendsen, Sheila Cornell, Doreen Denmon bottom row- Dot Richardson, Dionna Harris