Category: ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch

1979 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1979 held at Springfield, Missouri.


Champion – Sun City Saints, Sun City, Arizona
Runner Up – Glendale Blazers, Glendale, California


Led by the pitching of Michelle Thomas and the hitting of Marilyn Rau, the Sun City Saints went through the tournament unbeaten. Thomas pitched a 2-hit shutout in the championship game, striking out 8 batters. This was a very balanced tournament as 12 games in all were decided by a 1-0 score. The big story was the 19th place finish of the Raybestos Brakettes, who were seeking their 9th consecutive National Championship. After winning their first game, they were beaten 1-0 by Sun City and then eliminated 2-1 by Law Equipment of Greeley, Co.

Paula Noel, Sun City (1-0, 14 IP, with a shutout) pitched the only game Michele Thomas didn’t pitch for the Saints.


  • MVP – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints (7-14, .500, 3 3Bs)
  • Bertha Tickey Award (Pitching MVP) – Michelle Thomas, Sun City Saints (4-0, 22 IP, save, including a perfect game and a 2-0 2-hit shutout in championship)
  • Erv Lind Award (Defensive MVP) – Dot Richardson, Orlando Rebels
  • Batting Leader – Cindy Anderson, West Allis Bankettes (8-16, 3 RBI, 3 Runs) – .500
  • HR Leader – Linda Smith, West Allis Bankettes (6-21, .286, 5 RBI, 4 Runs) – 1

1979 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Carol Townsend, West Allis Bankettes (5-2)
P – Michelle Thomas, Sun City Saints
P – Paulette Genz, Bloomington Shimers
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints
C – Lana Svec, Don Coburn Inc.
1B – Barbara Hyde, Aspen Hill Nautilus
2B – Susan Bachman, Orlando Rebels
3B – Missy Mapes, Orlando Rebels
SS – Dot Richardson, Orlando Rebels
OF – Gail Davenport, Sun City Saints
OF – Patty Pyle, Orlando Rebels
OF – Charlotte Thomas, Glendale Blazers
OF – Leslie Bade, West Allis Bankettes
DH – Cindy Anderson, West Allis Bankettes
UTIL – Mary Yori, Langhurst Motors

1979 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Laura Paulus, Langhurst Motors
P – Kathy VanWyk, Orlando Rebels (4-2)
P – Helen Contressceri, Glendale Blazers – led the Glendale Blazers pitching staff that went 5-2.
C – Marcia Newsome, Orlando Rebels
C – Linda Smith, West Allis Bankettes
1B – Kathie Maurice, Glendale Blazers
2B – Gail Hamilton, Glendale Blazers
3B – Jane Ludwig, Don Coburn Inc.
SS – Suzie Gaw, Sun City Saints
OF – Sue Redding, Orlando Rebels
OF – Nedra Jerry, Glendale Blazers
OF – Carol Kozlik, Langhurst Motors
OF – Gretchen Larson, Bloomington Shimers
UTIL – Lisa Nicholson, Frost’s Sporting Goods


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (5-0) (Rocky Mountain Cactus)
2. Glendale Blazers, Glendale, CA (5-2) (Pacific Coast At-Large)
3. Bankettes, West Allis, WI (5-2) (Great Lakes)
4. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (4-2) (Southern)
5t. Langhurst Motors, Marion, IA (3-2) (Mid-America)
5t. Bloomington Shimers, Bloomington, MN (3-2) (Northern)
7t. Frost’s Sporting Goods, Springfield, MO (3-2) (Host)
7t. Don Coburn, Inc., Ashland, OH (3-2) (East Central)
9t. Lansing Laurels, Lansing, MI (1-2) (Great Lakes At-Large)
9t. Budweiser Belles, Parsippany, NJ (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
9t. Quincy, Quincy, MA (1-2) (New England)
13t. Pelabole, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
13t. Orlando Suns, Orlando, FL (0-2) (Southern At-Large)
13t. Law Equipment, Greeley, CO (1-2) (Rocky Mountain Alpine)
13t. Houston Comets, Houston, TX (1-2) (Texas)
13t. Aspen Hill Nautilus, Adelphi, MD (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
17t. M&R Packers, Lodi-Sacramento, CA (1-2) (Pacific Coast)
17t. Bob Nelson Heating & Air, Omaha, NE (1-2) (Mid-America At-Large)
17t. Brakettes, Stratford, CT (1-2) (Defending Champ)
17t. Charter Finance, Cape Girardeau, MS (0-2) (South Atlantic)
17t. Macomb Magic, Macomb, IL (0-2) (Midwest)
17t. Dave Lee Sports, Portland, OR (0-2) (Northwestern)

1978 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1978 held at Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (78-8)
Runner Up – Law Equipment, Greeley, Colorado


The Brakettes won their 8th Straight ASA National Championship, a record that will never be broken. Kathy Arendsen was 3-0 and had 40 K in just 21 innings pitched. She hurled a no hitter and only gave up 5 hits in the 3 games. Barbara Reinalda was also 3-0 for the Brakettes. Reinalda is now 16-2 in the last three nationals.


  • MVP – Diane Schumacher, Raybestos Brakettes (8-20, .400)
  • Bertha Tickey Award (Pitching MVP) – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0, 0 ERs, 5 hits, 40 K, 21 IP and no hitter. 4-0 final game 2-hitter, 11 K)
  • Erv Lind Award (Defensive MVP) – Mary Faure, Greeley Lawn Equipment
  • Batting Leader – Reatha Stucky, Wichita Arrows (8-15) – .533
  • Batting Leader – Pam Rendell-Reinoehl, Santa Clara Golden Bobcats (8-15) – .533
  • HR Leaders – 8 tied with – 1 HR – Dot Richarson (Rebels), Linda Spagnolo (Bauer Brick), Susue Gaw (Saints), Venus Jennings (Law Equipment), Jill Wiedman (Bankettes), Gwen Berner (Shamrocks), Deanne Clark (Saints), and Chris Mueller (Dave Lee Sports)

1978 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lou Piel, Greeley Lawn Equipment (5-2, 2 Shutouts)
P – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0)
P – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints
C – Lana Svec, Ashland Don Coburn Inc.
1B – Diane Schumacher, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Ellen Tomasiewicz, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Joan Van Ness, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Marlys Taber, West Allis Bankettes
OF – Venus Jennings, Greeley Lawn Equipment
OF – Sue Enquist, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Leslie Bade, West Allis Bankettes
OF – Jeri Findlay, West Allis Bankettes
UTIL – Suzie Gaw, Sun City Saints

1978 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Carol Townsend, West Allis Bankettes
P – Pam Tarrh, Ashland Don Coburn Inc.
P – Paula Noel, Sun City Saints (3-2, 3 Shutouts)
C – Reatha Stucky, Wichita Kansas Arrows
C – Debbie Kaminske, West Allis Bankettes
1B – Linda Spagnolo, Bauer Buick Windmills
2B – Maria Miklos, Bauer Buick Windmills
3B – Cindy Renda, Tonawanda Shamrocks
SS – Gwen Berner, Tonawanda Shamrocks
OF – Jackie Tekotte, Frost’s Sporting Goods
OF – Maureen Ahern, Tonawanda Shamrocks
OF – Beth Quesnel, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Chris Abrahamson, Orlando Rebels
UTIL – Lisa Wall, Greeley Lawn Equipment


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Law Equipment, Greeley, CO (5-2) (Rocky Mountain Alpine)
3. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (4-2) (Southern At-Large)
4. Don Coburn Inc., Ashland, OH (4-2) (East Central)
5t. Bankettes, West Allis, WI (3-2) (Great Lakes)
5t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (3-2) (Rocky Mountain Cactus)
7t. Shamrocks, North Tonawanda, NY (3-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
7t. Arrows, Wichita, KS (3-2) (Northern At-Large)
9t. Shamrocks, Omaha, NE (1-2) (Mid-America At-Large)
9t. Frost Sporting Goods, Springfield, MO (2-2) (Mid-America)
9t. Bauer Buick Windmills, Harvey, IL (2-2) (Midwest)
9t. Golden Bobcats, Santa Clara, CA (1-2) (Pacific Coast)
13t. Orlando Suns, Orlando, FL (1-2) (Southern)
13t. Port City Comets, Port City, TX (0-2) (Texas)
13t. Dave Lee Sports, Portland OR (0-2) (Northwestern)
13t. Precision Plating, St. Paul, MN (1-2) (Northern)
17t. Ed Meier Ford, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Softball Association, Worcester, MA (0-2) (New England)
17t. Patriettes, Allentown, PA (0-2) (Host)
17t. VIP’s, Topton, PA (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
17t. East Lansing Laurels, Lansing, MI (0-2) (Great Lakes At-Large)

NOTES: South Atlantic Champ – Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA did not attend.

1977 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1977 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (52-8)
Runner Up – Sarver Paving Company Sabres, Ashland, Ohio


  • MVP – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes (7-1, 6 shutouts, 1 ER, 56 IP, 32 K; 6-20, .300 batting)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes (won final 2 games 1-0 and 3-0)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Kathleen Strahan, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Batting Leader – Cathy Toppi, Bridgeport Coeds (8-14, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs) – .571
  • HR Leader – Suzie Gaw, Saints – 1
  • HR Leader – Jeanie Bryant, Texas Sundowners – 1
  • HR Leader – Sandra Wells, Lorelei Ladies – 1
  • HR Leader – Charlene Thompson, Lorelei Ladies (6-15, .400, 4 RBIs, 1 Run) – 1

The Ashland Sarver Sabres went through the winner’s bracket unbeaten, while the Brakettes had to defeat a tough Sun City Saints and the pitching of Paula Noel in the losers bracket final.

Barbara Reinalda came through out pitching Noel to get the Brakettes to the finals. Once there, it was all Reinalda as she hurled two consecutive shutouts, 1-0 and 3-0 to give the Brakettes another title in their storied history. Reinalda was 7-1 and only surrendered 1 ER the entire tournament. She hurled 6 Shutouts. Once again, She helped herself with the bat, going 6-20 (.300 average). In the last 2 ASA Nationals, Reinalda has been 13-2 on the mound and 15 for 41 at the plate (.366 average). She has won both the MVP and Outstanding pitching awards both years as well.


1977 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lela Burns, San Fernando Valley Royals
P – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Paula Noel, Sun City Saints (5-2, 52 IP, 19 K)
C – Lana Svec, Sarver Paving
C – Janet Leising, Tonawanda Shamrocks
1B – Diane Schumacher, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Lee Ann Easley, Sun City Saints
3B – Billie Moore, Sun City Saints
SS – Kathleen Strahan, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Martha Litherland, Sarver Paving
OF – Catherine Toppi, Bridgeport Coeds
OF – Mary Thompson, Lorelei Ladies
OF – Jeri Findlay, West Allis Bankettes
UTIL – Debbie Langevain, San Fernando Valley Royals

1977 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Suzanne Houseman, Sarver Paving
P – Carol Townsend, West Allis Bankettes
P – Alice Coursen, Bridgeport Coeds
C – Nancy Elder, San Fernando Valley Royals
C – Debbie Kaminske, West Allis Bankettes
1B – Jean Hofstetter, Sarver Paving
2B – Mary Lou Cushing, Orlando Rebels
3B – Karen Mullins, Bridgeport Coeds
SS – Annette Sieracki, Tonawanda Shamrocks
OF – Susan Bachman, Orlando Rebels
OF – Gwen Berner, Tonawanda Shamrocks
OF – Judy Hoke, Sun City Saints
OF – Suzie Gaw, Sun City Saints
UTIL – Joan Van Ness, Raybestos Brakettes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (7-1) (Defending Champ)
2. Sarver Paving Company Sabres, Ashland, OH (4-2) (East Central)
3. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (5-2) (Cactus)
4. Shamrocks, North Tonawanda, NY (3-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
5t. San Fernando Valley Royals, Burbank, CA (3-2) (Pacific Coast)
5t. Bridgeport Co-eds, Bridgeport, CT (3-2) (New England)
7t. West Allis Bankettes, West Allis, (2-2) (Great Lakes)
7t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (2-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Frosts Sporting Goods, Springfield, MO (1-2) (Mid-America)
9t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (2-2) (Southern)
9t. Sundowners, Fort Worth, TX (1-2) (Texas)
9t. Lisle Ramsey Kan Do, Omaha, NE (1-2) (At-Large)
13t. La Pizza Kittens, Des Moines, IA (1-2) (Western)
13t. Oklahoma City A’s, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)
13t. Benjo’s, Bloomington, MN (0-2) (Northern)
13t. Plain Americans, Washington DC (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
17t. Falcolner’s Lifter, Hayward, CA (0-2) (Host)
17t. Windmills, South Holland, IL (0-2) (Midwest)
17t. Yakima High Country, Yakima, WA (0-2) (Northwestern)

NOTES: Rocky Mountain Champ – no representative was listed. Canada Champ – Vancouver Doc’s Blues, Vancouver, BC did not attend.

1976 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1976 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (44-12)
Runner Up – Plain American, Washington, D.C.


Even with Joan Joyce leaving the team in 1975, the Raybestos Brakettes somehow come up with a new superstar by the name of Barbara Reinalda. All she did was pitch every single inning and lead the Brakettes to a 6-1 record. She only gave up 3 ERs and if that’s not enough, she won the batting crown with a 9-21 performance (.429) and 5 of her 9 hits were doubles. Reinalda won 5 straight games and then lost the first final 1-0 to the Plain Americans. But she came back to pitch in the final Championship game and won 3-2.


  • MVP – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes (6-1, 51 IP, 3 ER; .429, 5 Doubles)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes (lost first final 1-0 and won title game 3-2)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Dorie Anderson, Orlando Rebels
  • Batting Leader – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes (9-21, 5 Doubles) – .429
  • HR Leaders – Six tied with – 1

1976 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Barbara Reinalda, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Bessie Phillips, Plain Americans (4-1)
P – Dottie Davidson, Orlando Rebels (3-2)
C – Diane Seery, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints
1B – Diane Schumacher, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Lydia Estes, Plain Americans
3B – Maureen Ahern, Tonawanda Shamrocks
SS – Debbie Langevain, Northridge Royals
OF – Sue Enquist, Raybestos Brakettes (9-22, .409)
OF – Linda Coats, Sun City Saints
OF – Judy Hoke, Sun City Saints
OF – Susan Bachman, Sun City Saints
UTIL – Nancy Naze, West Allis Bankettes

1976 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Melannie Kyler, Sun City Saints (3-1)
P – Carol Townsend, West Allis Bankettes
P – Paula Noel, Sun City Saints (2-1)
C – Mary Hutton, Plain Americans
C – Janet Leising, Tonawanda Shamrocks
1B – Mary Lou Carroll, Plain Americans
2B – Mary Lou Cushing, Orlando Rebels
3B – Beth Quesnel, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Sue Paylor, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Lisa Dennis, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Becky Rice, Sun City Saints
OF – Betty Wright, Plain Americans
OF – Marge Voith, Plain Americans
UTIL – Marlys Taber, West Allis Bankettes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Plain American, Washington DC (5-2) (Central Atlantic)
3. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (5-2) (Cactus)
4. Shamrocks, North Tonawanda, NY (3-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
5t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (3-2) (Southern)
5t. Northridge Royals, Los Angeles, CA (2-2) (South Pacific Coast)
7t. Lowry Construction, Memphis, TN (2-2) (Southwestern)
7t. West Allis Bankettes, West Allis, WI (3-2) (West Central)
9t. Chico Peppers, Chico, CA (1-2) (North Pacific Coast)
9t. Travelers, Spokane, WA (1-2) (Northwestern)
9t. Wichita Arrows, Wichita, KS (1-2) (Western)
9t. Waltham Drifters, Waltham, MA (1-2) (New England)
13t. Warehouse Records, Houston, TX (0-2) (Texas)
13t. Lorelie Ladies, Atlanta, GA (0-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Precision Plating, St. Paul, MN (0-2) (Northern)
13t. Wyoming Whirlpool, Wyoming, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17. Law Equipment, Greeley, CO (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)

NOTES: Canada Champ – Vancouver Doc’s Blues, Vancouver, BC did not attend

1975 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1975 held at Salt Lake City, Utah.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (67-3)
Runner Up – Santa Clara Laurels, Santa Clara, California (58-18)


In what turned to be her final appearance in ASA Championship play, Joan Joyce captured both the MVP and the Bertha Tickey Most Valuable Pitcher Award. Joan batted .471 and drove in 8 runs. She pitched 36 total innings, had 4 shutouts, struck out 48 batters and gave up only 11 hits and 3 runs, only 2 of them were earned.

After this season, she joined the Connecticut Falcons of the Women’s Professional Softball League and led them to 4 straight championships (the league disbanded after the 4th season).

She won the 1976 League MVP award and the League’s Most Valuable Pitcher award as she went 39-2 with an ERA of 0.13. She had 13 shutouts, 4 no hitters and 2 perfect games. She also struc out 494 batters in 312 innings pitched. And if that wasn’t enough, she finished 8th in the league in batting (.286) and 4th in RBIs (49). In all, she won 3 total Most Valuable Pitcher Awards. After the first season where she set every pitching record that will stand forever in the history of that league, she had seasons of 24-2, 18-1 and 20-8. She led the league in Pitching Victories, ERA and Strike outs three times each. She made the All-Star team in both years that one was selected. She finished her career in the all time top 10 in batting (.295), Home Runs (16), RBI (137), Runs Scored (117). And in Pitching, she was the all time triple crown winner with a 101-15 record, along with an 0.52 ERA and 912 Strike outs.


  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (5-0, 4 straight shutouts, 2 ER, 36 IP, 48 K; 8-17, .471, 4 2Bs, 9 RBI batting, 6 RBI in one game)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (won final game 2-1)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Bethel Stout, Kutis Funeral Home
  • Batting Leader – Diane Kalliam, Santa Clara (12-19, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs) – .632 – broke 25 year old record of .615 set in 1950 by Margaret Dobson
  • HR Leader – Marianne Cardillo, Buffalo Breski’s – 2

1975 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Sue Sinovich, Kutis Funeral Home (4-0)
P – Paula Noel, Sun City Saints
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints
C – Kay Purves, Lansing Laurels
1B – Cindy Breski, Buffalo Breski’s
2B – Sherri Diamond, Sexton Ford Redbirds
3B – Irene Shea, Raybestos Brakettes (12-22, .545, 9 Runs);
SS – Diane Kalliam, Santa Clara Laurels
OF – Pat Guenzler, Kutis Funeral Home – 14 hits broke record (14-32, .438, 2 RBI, 6 Runs)
OF – Skig Russell, Lansing Laurels
OF – Mary Nutter, Lansing Laurels
OF – Judy Hoke, Sun City Saints
UTIL – Val Strachan, Precision Plating Golddiggers

1975 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Charlotte Graham, Santa Clara Laurels (2-2, 22 K in 27 IP)
P – Margie Wright, Sexton Ford Redbirds
P – Bonnie Johnson, Santa Clara Laurels (2-0, 14 IP)
C – Marilyn Carlson, Santa Clara Laurels
C – Janice Aubechon, Kutis Funeral Home
1B – Joyce Compton, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Karen Ambler, Santa Clara Laurels
3B – Bitsy Dobby, Kutis Funeral Home
SS – Mary Ann Kluge, Buffalo Breski’s
OF – Kathy Elliott, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Diane Weiner, Santa Clara Laurels
OF – Denny Buchanan, Sun City Saints
OF – Sue Guenzler, Kutis Funeral Home
UTIL – Vickie Schneider, Kutis Funeral Home


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Santa Clara Laurels, Santa Clara, CA (4-2) (North Pacific Coast)
3. Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, MO (6-2) (Western)
4. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (3-2) (Cactus)
5t. East Lansing Laurels, Lansing, MI (3-2) (East Central)
5t. Sexton Ford Redbirds, Moline, IL (2-2) (West Central
7t. Buffalo Breskis, Buffalo, NY (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
7t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (2-2) (Southern)
9t. Perkasie Glenettes, Perkasie, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. Precision Plating, Bloomington, MN (1-2) (Northern)
9t. Lowry Construction, Memphis, TN (1-2) (Southwestern)
9t. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (1-2) (South Pacific Coast)
13t. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Host)
13t. Houston Comets, Houston, TX (0-2) (Texas)
13t. Lilacs, Spokane, WA (0-2) (Northwestern)
13t. Sunset Sports, Roy, UT (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)
17t. Lorelei Lades, Atlanta, GA (0-2) (South Atlantic)
17t. Waltham Drifters, Waltham, MA (0-2) (New England)

NOTES: Canada Champ – Kitchener Kieswetters, Kitchener, Ontario did not attend.

1974 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1974 held at Orlando, Florida.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (81-5)
Runner Up – Sun City Saints, Sun City, Arizona (66-12)


  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (7-1, 107 K, 70 IP, 0 ER, 1 Run, 7 Shutouts, won final 2 games both 1-0, 9 innings and 15 innings)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (60 consecutive scoreless IP)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Jamie Smith, Lansing Laurels
  • Batting Leader – Diane Kalliam, Santa Clara Laurels (8-18, 3 Runs, 3 RBI) – .444
  • HR Leader – Becky Rice, Sun City Saints (2-23,. 087, 1 RBI, 1 Run) – 1

1974 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Paula Noel, Sun City Saints (4-2, 66 IP, lost both final games 1-0, 15 innings and 10 innings, pitched every inning for the Saints)
P – Lisa Schwenk, M.K. Peppers
C – Linda Spradley, Sun City Saints
C – Peggy Kellers, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Carol Salsbury, Santa Clara Laurels
2B – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Irene Shea, Raybestos Brakettes (had 13 hits, tied record set by Mickey Stratton in 1961) – she was 13-40, .325, 6 Runs, 5 RBI
SS – Sharron Backus, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Diane Kalliam, Santa Clara Laurels
OF – Denny Buchanan, Sun City Saints
OF – Marlene Piper, Dave Lee Sports
OF – Mary Nutter, Lansing Laurels
UTIL – Mary Ann Kluge, Tonawanda Shamrocks

1974 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Cathy Benedetto, Dave Lee Sports (3-2)
P – Debra Kent, Lansing Laurels
P – Kathie Trendall, Kutis Funeral Home
C – Janice Aubechon, Kutis Funeral Home
C – Kay Purves, Lansing Laurels
1B – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints
2B – Lee Ann Easley, Sun City Saints
3B – Billie Moore, Sun City Saints
SS – Jamie Smith, Lansing Laurels
OF – Tina Harris, M.K. Peppers
OF – Pat Guenzler, Kutis Funeral Home
OF – Judy Schneider, M.K. Peppers
OF – Kathy Elliott, Raybestos Brakettes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (9-1) (Defending Champ)
2. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (4-2) (Cactus)
3. M.K. Peppers, Indianapolis, IN (3-2) (West Central)
4. Santa Clara Laurels, Santa Clara, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
5t. Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, MO (3-2) (Western)
5t. Shamrocks, North Tonawanda, NY (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
7t. Dave Lee Sports, Portland, OR (3-2) (Northwestern)
7t. East Lansing Laurels, Lansing, MI (2-2) (East Central)
9t. Johnson’s Heating, Greeley, CO (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (2-2) (Host)
9t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (1-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Bally Cardinellas, Pottstown, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
13t. Fullerton Royals, Yorba-Linda, CA (0-2) (South Pacific Coast)
13t. Waltham Drifters, Waltham, MA (1-2) (New England)
13t. Rimnac-Hanson Benjos, Bloomington, MN (0-2) (Northern)
13t. Ed Meir Ford, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Southerners, Birmingham, AL (0-2) (Southern)
18t. Houston Comets, Houston, TX (0-2) (Texas)

NOTES: Canada Champ – Vancouver Green & Louie, Vancouver, BC did not attend.

1973 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1973 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (61-7)
Runner Up – Santa Clara Laurels, Santa Clara, California (63-17)


Raybestos Brakettes won their record setting 10th championship by defeating the Santa Clara Laurels twice in the finals. They had to defeat both Orange Lionettes and Sun City to get to finals. They won the first final 1-0 in 9 innings as Joan Joyce pitched a 1-hitter and struck out 20 batters. In the final championship, Joyce came back to pitch a 2-hitter as Raybestos won 2-0. She struck out 14 batters in that game. Charlotte Graham was the losing pitcher in both game for the Laurels. Joyce was 2-4 in the first game and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning, after hitting a double into the trees in left field. Cece Ponce drove her home with the game winning hit. In the second game, Joyce was 1-3, with an RBI single to drive in Peggy Kellers to give the Brakettes a 1-0.

Santa Clara pitcher Charlotte Graham (4-2 with a shutout) and surrendered only 6 runs in the 6 games. She beat the Sun City Saints and pitcher Paula Noel 1-0 in 11 innings to win the winner’s bracket final game. She also pitched both finals and gave up only the 3 runs, 8 hits and had 9 strikeouts, but was the losing pitcher in both games.


  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (8-1, 7 Shutouts, 2 no hitters, 1 ER, 70 IP, 134 K; batting stats- 12-29, .414, 2 Runs, 6 RBI – drove in winning runs in 2-0 final)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching MVP Award – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (1-0, 9-inning, 1-hit shutout/20 Ks in first game, then, a 2-0, 2-hit shutout/14 K in final game). She set the all time record for innings pitched (69 2/3) and total strikeouts (134). She had games of 22, 20, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 12 and 10 strikeouts to reach her 134 total. She averaged close to 17 strikeouts per game.
  • Erv Lind Defensive MVP Award – Kathy Fraser, Bloomington Benjos
  • Batting Leader – Judy Jungwirth, Bloomington Benjos (7-16, 5 runs, 1 RBI and 1-1 pitching) – .438
  • HR Leader – Sue Guenzler, Kutis Funeral Home – 1

1973 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Charlotte Graham, Santa Clara Laurels
P – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes (4-1 pitching, 3 shutouts)
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints
C – Peggy Kellers, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Sis Zollinger, Orlando Rebels
2B – Rose Marie “Rosie” Adams, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Irene Shea, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes (9-21, .429 batting, 6 runs scored)
OF – Cecilia Ponce, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Barbara Thomas, Sun City Saints
OF – Mary Ann Ruedrich, Sun City Saints
OF – Diane Kalliam, Santa Clara Laurels
UTIL – Judy Jungwirth, Bloomington Benjos

1973 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Paula Noel, Sun City Saints (3-2, 1 shutout)
P – Sue Beyer, Bally Cardinellas
P – Cathy Benedetto, Dave Lee Sports
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Judy Martino, Orlando Rebels
1B – Kay Lewis, Lorelei Ladies
2B – Pat Adams, Lorelei Ladies
3B – Brenda Gamblin, Santa Clara Laurels
SS – Stephany Tenny, Orlando Rebels
OF – Betty Weighknecht, Bally Cardinellas
OF – Marlene Piper, Dave Lee Sports
OF – Paula Slease, Fort Worth Rebels
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Sandra June Wells, Lorelei Ladies


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (8-1) (Defending Champ)
2. Santa Clara Laurels, Santa Clara, CA (4-2) (North Pacific Coast)
3. Sun City Saints, Sun City, CA (3-2) (Cactus)
4. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (4-2) (South Pacific Coast)
5. Forth Worth Rebels, Fort Worth, TX (2-2) (Texas)
6. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (3-2) (Southern)
7. Rimnac-Hanson Benjos, Bloomington, MN (3-2) (Northern)
8. Dave Lee Golden Nuggets, Portland, OR (2-2) (Northwestern)
9. Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, MO (1-2) (Western)
10. MK (Marion Kay) Peppers, Indianapolis, IN (1-2) (West Central)
11. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (2-2) (South Atlantic)
12. Bally Cardinellas, Pottstown, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
13. Ed Meir Ford Mustangs, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Souhwestern)
14. Bridgeport Co-eds, Bridgeport, CT (0-2) (Host)
15. Waltham Drifters, Waltham, MA (0-2) (New England)
16. East Lansing Laurels, Lansing, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17. Breski Building Corporation, Buffalo, NY (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
18. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Robert’s Sundancers, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Canada Champ – Vancouver Green & Louie, Vancouver, BC did not attend.

1972 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1972 held at Tucson, Arizona.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (60-6)
Runner Up – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California (78-9)


For the fourth straight year, the Raybestos Brakettes and the Orange Lionettes met in the Championship game. Orange Lionettes won in 1969 and 1970, while the Raybestos Brakettes won last year (1971) and this year (1972). Donna Lopiano pitched a brilliant game to seal the deal for her MVP Award. The game was scoreless for 8 innings, but in the top of the 9th, the Orange Lionettes scored 2 runs on an RBI single by Mickey Davis and a solo Home Run by Nancy Ito. Welborn took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, only to see the Raybestos Brakettes come through and score three runs to win. After Cece Ponce walked, Pat Harrison bombed a 2-run homer into the left field bleachers to tie the score at two. Later in the inning, Willie Roze (5-15, .333 average in the tournament) came through with the game winning double to win the title. Lopiano gave up four hits and struck out 4. Losing pitcher Nancy Welborn scattered nine hits and struck out 2.

Marilyn Harris of Pekin Lettes was 6-13 .462 and did not have enough at bats to qualify for the batting title.

Fern Gardner of Salt Lake City Shamrocks 3-1.


  • MVP – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0, 20 Ks/23 IP, 2 ER, no-hitter, pitched 3-2, 9 inning final; .7-21, .333 average, 6 RBI, 1 Run, Grand Slam HR batting )
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching MVP Award – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes (6-2, 3 shutouts, 34 K, 59 IP, 8 ER in 8 games)
  • Erv Lind Award Defensive MVP – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Fresno Rockets
  • Batting Leader – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes (10-24. 5 RBI) – .417
  • HR Leader – Marjorie Drew, Waltham Drifters – 2

1972 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0, 32K/21 IP, 1 ER and 6-18, .333 average, 2 RBI at the plate)
P – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Paula Boulette, Waltham Drifters
1B – Marge Drew, Waltham Drifters
2B – Rose Marie “Rosie” Adams, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Sue Sims, Orange Lionettes
SS – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Fresno Rockets (6-13) – .462 – not enough at bats to qualify for batting title
OF – Mary Lou Adams, Orange Lionettes
OF – Sheila Patterson, Fresno Rockets
OF – Carol Greene, Waltham Drifters
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes

1972 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Cathy Benedetto, Portland Lee Nuggets (3-2, 33 IP, 32 Ks)
P – Joyce Bak, Waltham Drifters (3-1)
P – Pat Whitman, Rising Sun Wanderers
C – Marta Aardema, Utah Shamrocks
C – Sherron Bredeen, Portland Lee Nuggets
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes
2B – Joan Paulson, Rimnac-Hanson
3B – Rosemarie Derer, Rising Sun Wanderers
SS – Phyllis Shaak, Rising Sun Wanderers
OF – Nancy Snyder, Portland Lee Nuggets
OF – Gloria Helms, Fresno Rockets
OF – Mickey Davis, Orange Lionettes
OF – Cecilia Ponce, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Jody Schwick, Utah Shamrocks


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (6-2) (South Pacific Coast)
3. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
4. Dave Lee Golden Nuggets, Portland, OR (3-2) (Northwestern)
5t. Manero’s Walthem Drifters, Waltham, MA (4-2) (New England)
5t. Rising Sun Wanderers, Telford, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
7t. Utah Shamrocks Salt Lake City, UT (2-2) (Rocky Mountain)
7t. Rimnac-Hanson Benjos, Bloomington, MN (2-2) (Northern)
9t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (1-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Pekin-Lettes, Pekin, IL (1-2) (West Central)
9t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (1-2) (Southern)
9t. Ed Meir Ford Mustangs, Memphis, TN (1-2) (Southwestern
13t. Detroit Metros, Detroit, MI (1-2) (East Central)
13t. JFK Patriettes, Omaha-Wahoo, NE (1-2) (Western)
13t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, CA (0-2) (Cactus)
13t. Shamrocks, North Tonawanda, NY (0-2) (Mid Atlantic)
17t. Tucson Roadrunners, Tucson, AZ (0-2) (Host)
17t. Chargers, Freeport, TX (0-2) (Texas)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Alaska 49ers, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Canada Champ – Vancouver Green & Louie, Vancouver, BC did not attend.

1971 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1971 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (57-0)
Runner Up – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California (67-14)


Joan Joyce of Raybestos beat Nancy Welborn of Orange Lionettes 1-0 in the Championship game. Joyce tossed a no-hitter and struck out 10 Lionettes. Welborn scattered six hits, walked none and struck out only one batter. Joyce and Donna Lopiano each had two hits in the championship game to lead the Brakettes. The Brakettes went through the tournament winning five straight games, 4 of them by shut out and outscored their opponents by a 15-1 margin. The only run of the game was registered in the bottom of the 4th inning when Pat Harrison smashed a double to score Joyce. The throw was on time at the plate, but catcher Nancy Ito couldn’t hold onto the ball as Joyce and her aggressive base running jarred the ball loose at the plate.

24 games of the total 34 games in the tournament were shutouts. – Brakettes Pitchers went 5-0, 37 IP, 51 K, 5 Hits, 1 Run, 0 ER.


  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0, 34 K, 21 IP, 0 ER, 2 no-hitters; 7-15, .467 average)
  • MVP – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 17 K, 0 ER, no-hitter; 7-16, .438 average)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching MVP Award – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes (6-2, 46 K, 53 IP 1 ER)
  • Erv Lind Defensive MVP Award – Stephany Tenny, Orlando Rebels
  • Batting Leader – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (7-15, 2 RBI, 2 Runs) – .467
  • HR Leader – Marilyn Bradley, Pekinettes – 1

1971 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Jean Daves, Orlando Rebels (4-2, 51 IP, 39 K, 3 shutouts)
P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes
C – Mary Jane Boyd, Telford PA Wanderers
C – Peggy Kellers, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Rose Marie “Rosie” Adams, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Billie Moore, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Sharron Backus, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Cyndi Lillock, Santa Clara Laurels
OF – Carol Lichtenberger, Plainfield Schaeferettes
OF – Diane Kalliam, Santa Clara Laurels (6-14, .429)
UTIL – Stephany Tenny, Orlando Rebels

1971 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Dot Elliott, Lorelei Ladies
P – Pat Whitman, Telford PA Wanderers
P – Charlotte Graham, Santa Clara Laurels (3-2, 34 IP, 3 ER, 13 K)
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Janice White, Lorelei Ladies
1B – Pat Dierking, Telford PA Wanderers
2B – Veronica Maurek, Telford PA Wanderers
3B – Sandy Ware, Lorelei Ladies
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
OF – Snookie Mulder, Orlando Rebels
OF – Diane Haataia, Orange Lionettes
OF – Cecilia Ponce, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Mickey Davis, Orange Lionettes
UTIL – Bobbie Damron, Lorelei Ladies


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-0) (New England)
2. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (5-2) (Defending Champ)
3. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (3-2) (Host)
4. Santa Clara Laurels, Santa Clara, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
5t. Telford Wanderers, Telford, PA (3-2) (Central Atlantic)
5t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (3-2) (South Atlantic)
7t. Pekin-Lettes, Pekin, IL (2-2) (West Central)
7t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (2-2) (Cactus)
9t. Little Devils, Birmingham, AL (1-2) (Southern)
9t. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9t. Jolo’s, Seattle, WA (1-2) (Northwestern)
9t. Schafferettes, Plainfield, NJ (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. Wooster Lumber Girls Girls Wooster, OH (1-2) (East Central)
13t. Houston Laurels, Houston, TX (0-2) (Texas)
13t. Moose Lodge, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)
13t. Teamsterettes Local 696, Topeka, KS (0-2) (Western)
17t. Anaheim Stars, Anaheim, CA (0-2) (South Pacific Coast)
17t. Gulfettes, Bloomington, MN (0-2) (Northern)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Tesoro Toppers #5, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Canada Champ – Kitchener Kieswetters, Kitchener, Ontario did not attend.

1970 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1970 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California (74-13)
Runner Up – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (53-3)


The first championship game was a 20 inning, 1-0 classic. Nancy Welborn out pitched Joan Joyce to lead the Lionettes. Welborn surrendered 8 hits, walked only one and struck out 17 Brakettes. Joyce had 21 K for the Brakettes in a losing effort. In the Final Championship game, Welborn came back to throw another shutout to clinch the title for the Orange 1-0, beating the Brakettes and Donna Lopiano. Mickey Davis opened up the top of the 7th with a single. She advanced to third base on two infield ground outs. Mary Lou Adams of the Lionettes squad (2-22 up to her last at bat), then singled in Davis with the winning run. Welborn pitched 65 innings in the tournament, breaking Joan Joyce’s record for innings pitched. Also, Jackie Rice combined with Nancy Welborn for one of the shutout victories.

The Lorelei Ladies of Atlanta were City Champs 27 times, won the State and/or Metro championship 21 times and were 11 time Regional Champ.


  • MVP – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes (7-1, 65 IP, 49 K, 6 shutouts, no-hitter, two 1-hitters, Won final 2 games, both 1-0, Welborn’s Sac Fly won first final in 20th)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes (17 K in 20 inn 1-0 win, 27 scoreless innings in the two final games, 65 IP, 58 K, gave up 4 runs in 8 games)
  • Erv Lind Defensive MVP Award – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
  • Batting Leader – Cathy Benedetto, Portland Dr. Bernard’s (7-17, 2 RBI, 2 Runs; 3-0 Pitching, 26 IP, 26 K) – .412
  • HR Leader – Joan Moser, Telford Wanderers – 1

1970 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes
P – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (3-1, 3 shutouts, 2 no hitters, 66 K, 41 IP, 21 in one game, gave up 1 run)
C – Jean Daves, Orlando Rebels (4-2, 1 ER, 49 IP)
C – Ann Mullins, Pekin Lettes
1B – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (2-1, 2 shutouts, gave up 1 run)
2B – Pat Adams, Lorelei Ladies
3B – Eva Johnson, Texas Beverage Canning
SS – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Portland Dr. Bernard’s
OF – Pat Harrison, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Marlene Piper, Portland Dr. Bernard’s
OF – Cecilia Ponce, Orange Lionettes
OF – Sandra June Wells, Lorelei Ladies
UTIL – Cathy Benedetto, Portland Dr. Bernard’s

1970 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Fern Gardner, Utah Shamrocks
P – Lorene Ramsey, Orlando Rebels
P – Dot Elliott, Lorelei Ladies
C – Peggy Kellers, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Janice White, Lorelei Ladies
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes
2B – Gladys Crespo, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Dorothy “Dot” Dobie, Portland Dr. Bernard’s
SS – April Scherman, Utah Shamrocks
OF – Marilyn Bradley, Pekin Lettes
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Mickey Davis, Orange Lionettes
OF – Snookie Mulder, Orlando Rebels
UTIL – Leslie Ball, Utah Shamrocks


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (7-1) (Defending Champ)
2. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-2) (Host)
3. Dr. Bernards, Portland, OR (4-2) (Northwestern)
4. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (4-2) (Southern)
5t. Pekin-Lettes, Pekin, IL (4-2) (West Central)
5t. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2) (Rocky Mountain)
7t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (2-2) (South Atlantic)
7t. Texas Beverage Canning, San Antonio, TX (2-2) (Texas)
9t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (1-2) (Cactus)
9t. Bridgeport Co-Eds, Bridgeport, CT (1-2) (New England)
9t. Telford Wanderers, Telford, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. Celina Girls, Celina, OH (1-2) (East Central)
13t. Dixie Belles, Tulsa, OK (1-2) (Southwestern)
13t. Gulfettes, Bloomington, MN (0-2) (Northern)
13t. Teamsterettes Local 696, Topeka, KS (0-2) (Western)
13t. Schaeferettes, Plainfield, NJ (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
17t. Sup. Fast Freight Express, Los Alamitos, CA (0-2) (South Pacific Coast)
17t. Santa Clara Laurels, Santa Clara, CA (0-2) (North Pacific Coast)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Anchorage Gold Nuggets, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – Jokers, Oahu, HI did not attend. Canada Champ – Saskatoon Imperials, Saskatoon, SK did not attend.