Category: ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch

1982 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Marietta, Georgia.

Champion – Richmond Stompers, Richmond, Virginia (68-9)
Runner Up – Tifton Tomboys, Tifton, Georgia

The Tifton Tomboys were undefeated for the first 6 games (that’s 12 straight National victories in a row including last year) , but when they met the Stompers in the finals, they dropped two straight. The Richmond Stompers dethroned last years champs defeating them 3-1 in 8 innings of the first game and then 4-2 in the final game. Curnie Webster was the winning pitcher in both games and allowing only 3 runs. Brenda Smith and Debbie Brooks had 2 hits apiece in the final game to lead the Stompers. The Stompers finished with a 8-1 record in the tournament.

  • MVP – Brenda Smith, Richmond Stompers
  • Batting Leader – Shelly Vick, Spooks (14-25) – .560
  • Batting Leader – Paula Christlaw, JEA Awards (14-25) – .560
  • Home Run Leader – Josephine Wright, UPI – 3


P – Curnie Webster, Richmond Stompers
P – Charlotte Cates, Tifton Tomboys
C – Terry Allen, Getz
C – Terry Lancaster, Tifton Tomboys
1B – Paula Christlaw, JAE Awards
2B – Brenda Smith, Richmond Stompers
3B – Sharon Manci, Tifton Tomboys
SS – Darby Cottle, Tifton Tomboys
OF – Libby Parrish, Tifton Tomboys
OF – Joy Cimburke, Richmond Stompers
OF – Terry Donohue, Richmond Stompers
OF – Carol Stromberg, Spooks
UT – Rhonda Mueller, Gastonia Roadrunners
UT – Linda Boatright, Florida Zanderettes


No team was listed.


1. Richmond Stompers, Richmond, VA
2. Tifton Tomboys, Tifton, GA

1981 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1981 held at Austin, Minnesota.

Champion: Tifton Tomboys, Tifton, Georgia
Runner Up: Spooks, Anoka, Minnesota

After winning four ASA Youth National Championships, the Tifton Tomboys moved up to the Women’s Major Division and proceeded to go undefeated (6-0) to capture the Championship. The Tomboys defeated the Spooks 5-2 in the title game. Darby Cottle made some incredible defensive plays from her shortstop position and also had a run scoring double in the third inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the Tomboys the lead for good.

  • MVP – Darby Cottle, Tifton Tomboys (also named USA Amateur Athlete of the Year for Women’s Slow Pitch)
  • Batting Leader – Debbie Bregler, PDS Sunshriners (10-19) – .526
  • Home Run Leader – Leann Harrell, Tifton Tomboys – 3


P – Gayle Dowler, Tifton Tomboys
P – Nancy Garbett, Spooks
C – Terry Lancaster, Tifton Tomboys
C – Kate Yerick, JAE Awards
1B – Debbie Bregler, PDS Sunshiners
2B – Janice Crumpley, O’Byrne Electric
3B – Shelly Johnson, Spooks
SS – Darby Cottle, Tifton Tomboys
OF – Linda Garbett, Spooks
OF – Cindy Gross, York Barbellettes
OF – Sue Manaham, Stompers
OF – Charlotte Cates, Tifton Tomboys
UT – Carol Bemis, Spooks
UT – Anita Epperly, Sorrento’s Pizza


P – Patty Gliniani, Spooks
P – Cricket Olafson, PDS Sunshiners
C – Venus Ross, PDS Sunshiners
C – Brenda White, GB Wilcher
1B – Barbara Nick, Agora DBA
2B – Kelly Tillman, Tifton Tomboys
3B – Kathy Stilwell, PDS Sunshiners
SS – Judy Knight, Spooks
OF – Teresa Held, Spooks
OF – Sandy Karlsson, JAE Awards
OF – Barbara Murray, Tifton Tomboys
OF – Martha Kidd, Sorrento’s Pizza
UT – Francis Kiski, Getz
UT – Paula Fay, Fraley’s Wildcats


1. Tifton Tomboys, Tifton, GA
2. Spooks, Anoka, MN
3. Jacksonville Sunshiners, Jacksonville, FL
4. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH

1980 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1980 held at York, Pennsylvania.

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

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

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


Information Missing


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

TBD – on paper 40 teams

1979 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1979 held at Nashville, Tennessee.

Champion: Bob Hoffman’s Dots, Miami, Florida
Runner Up: Tampa Gremlins, Tampa, Florida

The Dots closed out their final campaign with a 12-6 victory over the Tampa Gremlins in the finals. They have been a dominant force in Slow Pitch during the last eleven years in national play. Since 1969, the Dots have finished in the top-5 every single year, They have won 5 National Championships (1969, 1974, 1975, 1978 and this year 1979), twice been Runner-up, twice been third and throw in a fourth and a fifth. They have had an incredible run. After the season, they decided to disband. The Gremlins had to defeat last year’s runner-up, Atlanta Getz in the loser’s bracket to gain the finals over the powerful Dots.

  • MVP – Rita Lewis, Bob Hoffman’s Dots (12-25, .480, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Sue Bupp, York Barbellettes (10-17, .588, 10 RBI, 6 Runs) – 4
  • Batting Leader – Pam Nelson, McLaughlin Oil (11-15, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 Runs) – .733


P – Robin Murray, Dots
C – Glynda Hester, Getz
1B – Linda Tumlin, Getz
2B – Debbie Wohlers, Gremlin
3B – Rita Lewis, Dots
SS – Chris Padgett, Dots
OF – Ernestine Hamel, Dots
OF – Elaine Honig, Gremlins
OF – Cindy Brogdon, Getz
UT – Jennie Garrison, Getz
UT – Marilyn Booher, Sorrento’s
UT – Sandra VanLandingham, Gremlins
UT – Marlene Brice, Gremlins


P – Shirley Patterson, Sorrento’s
C – Terry Combs, Sorrento’s
1B – Laura McEvoy, Hutley’s Chasers
2B – Linda Mueller, All Sports
3B – Cheryl Gardley, Port City
SS – Sue Bupp, Barbellettes
OF – Karen Harris, UPI
OF – Lisa Shermeyer, Barbellettes
UT – Charlene Stemm, Ferry Cap
UT – Charlene Koski, Rebels
UT – Jennifer Gorecki, Self-Serve


1. Bob Hoffman Dots, Miami, FL (7-0)
2. Tampa Gremlins, Tampa, FL (7-2)
3. Atlanta Getz, Atlanta, GA (4-2)
4. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH (5-2)
5t. Self-Serve, Solon, OH (4-2)
5t. Rebels, Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
7t. Hutley’s Chasers, Huntington, NY 6-2
7t. Port City Ford, Houston, TX (3-2)
9t. Mclaughlin Oil, Columbus, OH (2-2)
9t. Annie’s Guns, Dallas, TX (3-2)
9t. Ferry Cap, Parma, OH (3-2)
9t. Barbellettes, York, PA (3-2)
13t. All Sport Uniform, Roseville, MI (3-2)
13t. Universal Plastics, Cookville, TN (2-2)
13t. Detlefsen Insurance, Burnsville, MN (2-2)
13t. Forrest Datsun, Redwood City, CA (2-2)
17t. Carrao Construction, Las Vegas, NV (2-2)
17t. Getaway Inn, Topeka, KS (2-2)
17t. Spooks, Anoka, MN (1-2)
17t. Nelson Painting, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
17t. Hecker’s Girls, New Athens, IL (1-2)
17t. Bernard Hall, Fond-Du-Lac, WI (1-2)
17t. Jefferson Royals, Desoto, MO (1-2)
17t. Stompers, Mechanicsville, VA (3-2)
25t. St. Paul Steamers, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
25t. Cunningham-Kelly Fillies, Nashville, TN (2-2)
25t. Quicksilver, Tulsa, OK (0-2)
25t. George Flowers Playmates, Sacramento, CA (0-2)
25t. L&B Oil, Hutchinson, KS (0-2)
25t. Indian Head Pub Mice, Huntington Station, NY (0-2)
25t. Hartford Road Dairy Queen, Manchester, CT (1-2)
25t. Danielson Insurance, Missoula, MT (0-2)
33t. Redwood Saloon, New Bedford, MA (0-2)
33t. The Junction, Greeley, CO (0-2)
33t. E.M.A.C., El Monte, CA (0-2)
33t. Lufkin Curves, Lufkin, TX (0-2)
33t. Sharpe Electric, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
33t. Great Falls Sponsors, Great Falls, MT (0-2)
33t. Dapco, Dexter, MI (0-2)

1978 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1978 held at Jacksonville, Florida.

Champion: Bob Hoffman’s Dots, Miami, Florida
Runner Up: Getz, Atlanta, Georgia

Behind the dominant defense and pitching of Judy Hedgecock, the Dots went undefeated winning all five games, two of them by shutout. The score in the final game was 7-2. Kristy Boston has a monster tournament for the Dots and was named MVP.

  • MVP – Kristy Boston, Dots (15-23, .652)
  • Batting Leader – Kristy Boston, Dots – .652
  • Home Run Leader – N/A


P – Cathy Herrington, Getz
P – Judy Hedgecock, Bob Hoffman’s Dots
C – Chris Keller, Wray Roofing
C – Jeanne Ghostley, Spooks
1B – Mary Kay Sharp, Spooks
2B – Kristy Boston, Bob Hoffman’s Dots
3B – Terry Allen, Getz
SS – Chris Padgett, Bob Hoffman’s Dots
OF – Ernestine Hamel, Bob Hoffman’s Dots
OF – Mary Ann Holmes, Tamps Gremlins
OF – Dru Wise, Nelson’s Painting Saints
OF – Lori Brenner, Wray Roofing
UT – Sharon Gallagher, M&M Debs
UT – Branda Marshall, CC Brick & Lumber


P – Curnie Webster, Stompers
P – Sandra VanLandingham, Tampa Gremlins
C – Linda Ares, Bob Hoffman’s Dots
C – Cheryl Hall, Stompers
1B – Val Nicholson, M&M Debs
2B – Sherri Pickard, Rubi-Otts
3B – Sue Stead, M&M Debs
SS – Dot Stansal, Denny Morgan’s Rebels
OF – Holly Perzel, Broglio’s Rockettes
OF – Elaine Roberson, Gets
OF – Evelyn Hayes, Bob Hoffman’s Dots
OF – Carol Stromberg, Spooks
UT – Darlene Werhnyak, Getz
UT – Jennie Garrison, Getz


1. Bob Hoffman’s Dots, Miami, FL
2. Getz, Atlanta, GA

TBD on paper 41 teams

Danny’s Angels – MA
Amr-Co Travel – Copaque, NY
The King and I – Rochester, NY
Roy Wheeler Realty – Charlottesville, VA
Mid-Region Petroleum – Tulsa, OK
Capps Realty – AR
HIC – Dallas, TX
CC Brick and Lumber – Corpus Christi, TX
Bernward Hall – Fond du Lac, WI
Oak Creek Equipment – Franklin, WI
Roadrunners – Columbus, OH
Independence Rockettes – Cleveland, OH
Kentucky Fried Chicken – Franklin, IN
Americs – Minneapolis, MN
Cowley County – KS
Gibson Contractors – Greeley, CO
Forrest Datson – CA
Bellingham Belles – Bellingham, WA
Coeur d’Alene Auto Parts – Coeur d’Alene, ID
Cardinals – Cincinnati, OH
Barnette Pavers – Lexington, KY
Spartan Sporting Goods – MO
Universal Plastics – Cookeville, TN
Raintree Steak & Pizza – Seattle, WA
Armed Forces – Annville, PA
Mason Majors – Mason, MI
Glenn Sporting Goods – WV
James Gang – Albany, GA
Scott Equipment Co. – Chattanooga, TN

1977 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1977 held at Graham, North Carolina.

Champion: Fox Valley Lassies, St Charles, Illinois
Runner Up: Columbus Roadrunners, Columbus, Ohio

The Lassies beat the Roadrunners 8-6 in the winners bracket final. After the Columbus squad eliminated defending champ Sorrento’s Pizza in the losers bracket final, they were set to take on the Fox Valley Lassies once again in the final championship game. The win over Sorrento’s was big, because Sorrento pitcher Shirley Patterson had just twirled back to back shutouts. as both teams had 1 loss, this game went into the bottom of the 11th inning. Marylyss Runestead came through with a bases loaded single to win the title 8-7. It was her 4th hit of the game.

  • MVP – Marlyss Runestead, Fox Valley Lassies (17-25, .680, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Marlyss Runestead, Fox Valley – .680
  • Home Run Leaders – Crystal Thompson, Roadrunners 16-32, (.500, 9 RBI, 15 Runs) – 4
  • Home Run Leaders – Terri Sheridan, Bernwood Hall 10-21, (.480, 14 RBI, 8 Runs) – 4


P – Judy Hedgecock, Miami Dots
P – Marcia Ford, Fox Valley Lassies
C – Linda Ares, Miami Dots
C – Deb Pince, Americs
1B – Helen Biddle, Fox Valley Lassies
2B – Debbie Wohlers, Gremlins
3B – Deborah Jurca, Fox Valley Lassies
SS – Diane Hochrein, Bernward Hall
OF – Chrystal Thompson, Roadrunners
OF – Marlyss Runestad, Fox Valley Lassies
OF – Irene Dill, Roadrunners
OF – Christi Winter, Sorrento’s Pizza
UT – Mary Jane Snyder, York Barbellets
UT – Marsha Replogle-Ehlers, Sorrento’s Pizza


P – Judy Rose, Bernward Hal
P – Shirley Patterson, Sorrento’s Pizza
C – Valerie D. Seldon, Fox Valley Lassies
C – Bonnie Jo Rogers, KFC
1B – Linda Hargrove, Cowley County
2B – Eileen Rudoplh, Roadrunners
3B – Cathy Jean Robinson, KFC
SS – Tomi Lee Burns, Gremlins
OF – Kimbra Ellen Buchanan, KFC
OF – Kathy Cooper, Sorrento’s Pizza
OF – Debra Mihalka, Fox Valley Lassies
OF – Evelyn Hayes, Miami Dots
UT – Brenda Mueller, Bernward Hall
UT – Julie Middlebrooks, Roadrunners


1. Fox Valley Lassies – St. Charles, IL
2. Columbus Roadrunners – Columbus, OH

TBD – on paper 40 teams

1976 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1976 held at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Champion: Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, Ohio (92-8)
Runner Up: Rubi-Otts, Graham, North Carolina (72-8)

Sorrentos lost their very first game of the tournament to the Jacksonville Raiders, then came back through the loser’s bracket and won 10 straight, beating Rubi-Otts twice, 8-3 and 5-2 in the final championship games. Pitcher Shirley Patterson won all 10 games and had an amazing 1.76 ERA. Sorrentos was led by the hot bat of Sue Malcolm who had 18 hits (.545 average). Martha Kidd, Marsha Replogle Ehler and Vicki Stambaugh also contributed big hits and outstanding defensive plays to lead Sorrento’s.

  • MVP – Marylyn Busse, Rubi-Otts (9-22, .409, 2 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Sue Malcolm, Sorrento’s (18-33, 10 RBI) – .545
  • Home Run Leader – Karen Krause, Warehouse Tapes & Records (5-14, .357) – 2
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher – Shirley Patterson, Sorrento’s (had a 1.76 ERA and led Sorrento’s through the losers bracket after losing their first game and then to the title winning 10 straight games)


P – Shirley Patterson, Sorrento’s Pizza
P – Judy Hedgecock, Dots
C – Linda Ares, Dots
C – Martha Kidd, Sorrento’s Pizza
1B – Marsha Replogle Ehler, Sorrento’s
2B – Linda Arford, Spooks
3B – Sue Malcolm, Sorrento’s Pizza
SS – Sheryl Chubb, Rubi-Otts
OF – Vicki Stambaugh, Sorrento’s Pizza
OF – Carol Smith, Dots
OF – JoAnn Avedisian, Sessions TV
OF – Marilyn Busse, Rubi-Otts
UT – Laura Roundtree, Blazers
UT – Beverly Shue, Rubi-Otts


P – Wanda Thomas, Spirits
P – Pam Clark, Rubi-Otts
C – Marlen Brice, Gremlins
C – Judy Lockhart, Rubi-Otts
1B – Sandy Patton, Dots
2B – Camille Talley, Warehouse Tape & Record
3B – Linda Wiemers, Spirits
SS – Sherri Amos, Playmates
OF – Nancy Brown, Gremlins
OF – Patti Green, Barbelettes
OF – Elaine Honig, Gremlins
OF – Marlene Gordon, Rubi-Otts
UT – Karren Newman, Dots
UT – Sue Bupp, York Barbelletes

NOTE: Pat Green, Barbellettes (11-19) – .579 (missed by one at bat at winning the batting crown)


1. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH (10-1)
2. Rubi-Otts, Graham, NC (5-2)
3. Dots, North Miami, FL (5-2)
4. Gremlins, Tampa, FL (5-2)
5t. Blazers, Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
5t. Spooks, Anoka, MN (3-2)
7t. Spirits, Oklahoma City, OK (3-2)
7t. Barbelletes, York, PA (4-2)
9t. Botkins Trophies, Muncie, IN (2-2)
9t. Donnettes, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
9t. Sessions TV, Rhode Island, RI (3-2)
9t. Budweiser, Cookeville, TN (3-2)
13t. Hadisco, Hutchinson, KE (4-2)
13t. BYMC Debs, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
13t. Unpredictables, Las Vegas, NV (1-2)
13t. Playmates, Sacramento, CA (2-2)
17t. Ami-Co Travel, Copiague, NY (2-2)
17t. Progressive Printers, Dayton, OH (1-2)
17t. Warehouse Tapes & Records, Houston, TX (1-2)
17t. Robinettes, Springfield, OH (1-2)
17t. Reeder Sinco GMC, Fort Smith, AR (1-2)
17t. CP Dean, Richmond, VA (1-2)
17t. WFLI, Chattanooga, TN (2-2)
17t. Pavers, Lexington, KY (1-2)
25t. Stars, Rome, GA (0-2)
25t. Spirit of 76, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
25t. Avantis, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. BJs All Stars, Tacoma, WA (0-2)
25t. Auto Parts, Coeur d’Alene, ID (0-2)
25t. Brown’s Tire shop, Manchester, CT (0-2)
25t. Scott Rwuipment, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
25t. Fairway, Blair, NE (0-2)
33t. Fox Valley Lassies, St. Charles, IL (0-2)

1975 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1975 held at Jacksonville, Florida.

Champion: Marks Brothers Dots, Miami, Florida
Runner Up: Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels, Jacksonville, Florida

In a repeat of last year’s finals, Pitcher Judy Hedgecock went 7-0 as a pitcher, won the final game 8-6 as she had 2 doubles and 4 RBIs. The Dots had previously beaten the Rebels 2-1 in the winners bracket finals. The Jacksonville Rebels then eliminated Avantis of Minneapolis to get back to the finals and another crack at the Dots.

  • MVP – Judy Hedgecock, Marks Brothers Dots (11-19, .579, 9 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Sandra Russum, Gremlems (10-17, 1 RBI, 7 Runs) – .588
  • Home Run Leader – Many tied with 1 (Sherry Bierman, Cardinals – 7-14, .500, 5 RBI, 2 Runs) – player with highest average with 1 HR.


P – Mary Jo Blake, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
P – Judy Hedgecock, Marks Brothers Dots
C – Linda Ares, Marks Brothers Dots
C – Sissy Morgan, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
1B – Sandy Russum, Gremlins
2B – Dot Stansel, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
3B – Lewanne Fenty, Marks Brothers Dots
SS – Debbie McLane, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
OF – Bunny Riley, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
OF – Karen Newman, Marks Brothers Dots
OF – Jan DuBois, Avantis
OF – Nancy Brown, Gremlins
UT – Chris Padgett, Marks Brothers Dots
UT – Ernestine Hamel, Marks Brothers Dots


P – Rose Dedante, Isis
P – Marcia Wilkerson, Robinettes
C – Linda Joseph, Avantis
C – Emma Lou Pope, Bay Skippers
1B – Princess Carpenter, Robinettes
2B – Debbie Wohler, Gremlins
3B – Sherry Bedingfield, Gremlins
SS – Jeanne Priebe, Isis
OF – Mary Ann Murphy, Isis
OF – Carol Stromberg, Avantis
OF – Katie Ray, Avantis
UT – Linda Polley, Avantis
UT – Debbie Bregler, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels


1. Marks Brothers Dots, N. Miami, FL (7-0)
2. Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels, Jacksonville, FL (6-2)
3. Avantis, Minneapolis, MN (5-2)
4. Isis, Cleveland, OH (6-2)
5t. Robinettes, Springfield, OH (3-2)
5t. Gremlins, Tampa, FL (3-2)
7t. Bay Skippers, Virginia Beach, VA (4-2)
7t. Hamilton’s, Billingham, WA (3-2)
9t. Fun-A-Far, Huntington, NY (2-2)
9t. Hi-Landers, Louisville, KY (3-2)
9t. Fairway, Blair, NE (3-2)
9t. Raney Tire, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
13t. CP Dean, Richmond, VA (2-2)
13t. Road Runners, Columbus, OH (2-2)
13t. Cardinals, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
13t. Hodisco, Hutchinson, KS (2-2)
17t. Pizza Pete, Aberdene, WA (1-2)
17t. Belvedere’s, Wilmington, DE (1-2)
17t. Rubi-Otts. Graham, NC (1-2)
17t. Scott Equipment, Chattanooga, TN (1-2)
17t. Downtowners, Fond du Lac, WI (1-2)
17t. Socialites, New Haven, CT (1-2)
17t. Playmates, Sacramento, CA (1-2)
17t. Colts, Mobile, AL (1-2)
25t. Cenla Merchants, Alexandra, LA (1-2)
25t. Stein Goetz, Ann Arbor, MI (1-2)
25t. Allain’s Gems, New Iberi, LA (0-2)
25t. Powers Gulf, Macon, GA (0-2)
25t. Marco’s Pub, New Bedford, MA (0-2)
25t. Spooks, Anoka, MN (0-2)
25t. Southern Beverage, Jackson, MS (0-2)
25t. WSA All Stars, Berlin, NJ (0-2)
33t. BYMC Debs, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)
33t. Breakers, Corpus Christi, TX (0-2)

1974 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1974 held at Elk Grove, California.

Champion: Marks Brothers Dots, Miami, Florida
Runner Up: Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels, Jacksonville, Florida

The Rubi-Otts (93-13 record for the year) came through the losers bracket winning 7 games, only to lose a 6-5 heartbreaker to the Rebels in the semifinals. The Rebels were out hit in that game 15-6, but put up enough runs to win and advance to the finals to play the Dots. Bev Shue led the Rubi-Otts with a 24-35 performance (.684). Once again, the Dots pitcher Judy Hedgecock was the difference for the Dots. Rebels won the first final 9-8, then the Dots, behind Leslie Carter’s 2-run double to give them a 2-1 lead they would never lose in winning 8-5.

  • MVP – Chris Padgett, Marks Brothers Dots (11-25, .440, 8 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Tiera Edwards, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels (14-19, 8 RBI, 7 Runs) – .737
  • Home Run Leader – Karen Krause, Budget Tapes (13-21, .619, 5 RBI) – 2
  • Home Run Leader – Carol Smith, Dots (13-28, .464, 6 RBI) – 2
  • Home Run Leader – Sue Digitale (9-21, .429, 10 RBI) – 2
  • Home Run Leader – Linda Kendrick (8-20, .400, 7 RBI), Jay Cees – 2


P – Jami Freidman, Budget Rent-a-Car Rebels
P – Kay Yow, Rubi-Otts
C – Linda Ares, Marks Brothers Dots
C – Teira Edwards, Budget Tapes and Records
1B – Susan Clark, Rubi-Otts
2B – Sherri Pickard, Rubi-Otts
3B – Eileen Carter, Marks Brothers Dots
SS – Chris Padgett, Marks Brothers Dots
OF – Linda McPhee, Budget Rent-a-Car Rebels
OF – Karen Newman, Marks Brothers Dots
OF – Carol Smith, Marks Brothers Dots
OF – Beverly Shue, Rubi-Otts
UTIL – Sue Lambert, Westwood Concrete
UTIL – Debbie McClain, Budget Rent-a-Car Rebels


P – Sandy Patton, Marks Brothers Dots
P – Marlen Ragland, Budget Tapes and Records
C – Linda Kendrick, Elk Grove Jay-Cees
C – Judy Lockhart, Rubi-Otts
1B – Lewanne Fenty, Marks Brothers Dots
2B – Debra Brown, Budget Rent-a-Car Rebels
3B – Stephanie Lankford, Budget Tapes and Records
SS – Jenny Johnson, Sweeney Chevrolet
OF – Holly Peizelle, Donnettes
OF – JoAnn Wimberly, Zep Stars
OF – Pam Grimsteade, Raney Tire
OF – Lynn Boggie, Westwood Concrete
UTIL – Carol Phillips, Marks Brothers Dots
UTIL – Marilyn Busse, Rubi-Otts


1. Marks Brothers Dots, North Miami, FL (6-1)
2. Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels, Jacksonville, FL (6-2)
3. Rubi-Otts, Graham, NC (7-2)
4. Donnettes, Cleveland, OH (4-2)
5t. Zep Stars, Albany, GA (4-2)
5t. LaRosa’s, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
7t. Westwood Concrete, Bloomington, MN (4-2)
7t. Sweeney Chevrolet, Cincinnati, OK (4-2)
9t. Elk Grove Jay Cees, Elk Grove, CA (4-2)
9t. Raney Tire, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
9t. Budget Tapes & Records, Houston, TX (3-2)
9t. South Park Saints, Santa Rosa, CA (2-2)
13t. Motown Soul Sisters, Detroit, MI (2-2)
13t. Shear & Sons Construction, Hutchinson, KS (2-2)
13t. Elks 350, Ashland, KY (2-2)
13t. Chuck Wagon Inn Americas, Brooklyn Center, MN (2-2)
17t. Hensleys, Charlottsville, VA (1-2)
17t. Niccoli’s Italian Grocery, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
17t. Creekwater Dispensary, Tacoma, WA (1-2)
17t. Glenns Sporting Goods, Huntington, WV (1-2)
17t. Sponsors, Great Falls, MT (1-2)
17t. Forest Park Girls, Forest Park, IL (1-2)
17t. Hounds & Foxes, Long Island, NY (1-2)
17t. Major All Stars, Columbus, OH (1-2)
25t. Boatman, Chattanooga, TN (1-2)
25t. ACY Truck Lines, Jackson, MS (0-2)
25t. Sonnerettes, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
25t. Eagles FOE 74, Wilmington, DE (0-2)
25t. Minutemen of America, Little Rock, AR (0-2)
25t. Scotties, Richmond, VA (0-2)
25t. Lynn PAL Drifters, Lynn, MA (0-2)
25t. Fairway, Blair, NE (0-2)
33t. Springfield Robinettes, Springfield, OH (0-2)
33t. Gromans Sport Shop, Manchester, CT (0-2)

1973 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1973 held at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Champion: Sweeney Chevrolet, Cincinnati, Ohio (70-3)
Runner Up: Hialeah Fotochrome Dots, Hialeah, Florida

The Cincinnati Girls of Sweeney’s defeated the Hialeah Dots 9-0 in the final. In 7 games, Sweeney’s outscored their opponents 82-19. The Dots did not have one player hit over .500 during the tournament, which shows how impressive Princess Carpenter’s stats were. Ruth Michal of the Independence Rockettes of Cleveland finished second in batting with a .733 mark (11-15). The closest after that was over .150 points away.

  • MVP – Princess Carpenter, Sweeney Chevrolet (18-21, .857, 2 HRs, 20 RBIs)
  • Batting Leader – Princess Carpenter, Sweeney Chevrolet – .857
  • Home Run Leader – Princess Carpenter, Sweeney Chevrolet – 2


P – Marsha Replogle-Ehler, Sweeney Chevrolet
P – Sadie Nelson, Avantis
C – Sharon Tice, Sweeney Chevrole
C – Bonnie Hensley, Raney Tire
1B – Princess Carpenter, Sweeney Chevrolet
2B – Donna Wolfe, Sweeney Chevrolet
3B – Ruth Michal, Rockettes
SS – Jenny Johnson, Sweeney Chevrolet
OF – Jan DuBois, Avantis
OF – Marilyn Busse, Rubi-Otts
OF – Marty Gordon, Rubi-Otts
OF – Linda Ares, Hialeah Dots
UT – Chris Padgett, Hialeah Dots
UT – Carol Smith, Hialeah Dots


P – Kay Yow, Rubi-Otts
P – Millie Medina, Hialeah Dots
C – Judy Lockhart, Rubi-Otts
C – Diane Hinkle, Rutemschroer
1B – Sandy Patton, Hialeah Dots
2B – Lewannee Fenty, Hialeah Dots
3B – Anita Rieskamp Gardner, Sweeney Chevrolet
SS – Ruth Patterson, Boatmart
OF – Mildred Lovelace, Boarmart
OF – Bonnie McVey, Raney Tire
OF – Sue Stoddard, Stretch Motel
OF – Irene Dill, Sweeney Chevrolet
UT – Charmon Odle, Hamiltons
UT – Janet Childress, Hi Landers


1. Sweeney Chevrolet, Cincinnati, OH (7-0)
2. Hialeah Dots, Miami, FL (5-2)
3. Avantis, Minneapolis, MN (7-2)
4. Raney Tire, Cleveland, OH (5-2)
5t. Rubi-Otts, High Point, NC (3-2)
5t. Cleveland Rockets, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
7t. Rutenschorer, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
7t. Hi-Landers, Louisville, KY (3-2)
9t. Boat Mart, Chattanooga, TX (4-2)
9t. Hamilton’s, Bellingham, WA (3-2)
9t. York Barbellettes, York, PA (2-2)
9t. Stretch Motel, Fond Du Lac, WI (2-2)
13t. Bob Paul’s, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
13t. Progrssive Printers, Dayton, OH (2-2)
13t. Waymire Motors, North Little Rock, AR (2-2)
13t. Vaughn’s Electric, Murfreesboro, TN (2-2)
17t. Oxford Sports Center, Oxford, OH (1-2)
17t. Motown Soul Sisters, Detroit, MI (1-2)
17t. South Park Saints, Santa Rosa, CA (1-2)
17t. Westwood Concrete, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
17t. Browne’s, Hays, KS (1-2)
17t. Groman’s Sports Shop, Manchester, CT (1-2)
17t. Aristocrats, Portsmouth, VA (1-2)
17t. Hounds and Foxes, Brookhaven, NY (1-2)
25t. Alamo National Bank, San Antonio, TX (1-2)
25t. Dixie Demons, Richmond, VA (1-2)
25t. American Legion Post #90, Los Alamos, NM (0-2)
25t. Lucky Boy, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
25t. Allain’s Gems, Lafeyette, LA (0-2)
25t. Little Big Men, Billings, MT (0-2)
25t. Tucker Road Community Center, Oxen Hill, MD (0-2)
25t. PAL All-Stars, Lynn, MA (0-2)
33t. St. Augustine Volunteers, St. Augustine, FL (0-2)
33t. Montgomery Generals, Montgomery, AL (0-2)