Category: ASA

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 Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Jacksonville, Florida.

Champion – Houston Wreckers Houston, Texas
Runner Up – Collins Irrigation Miami, Florida

  • MVP – Billy Costa, Houston Wreckers (.524, 6-0 Pitching)
  • Batting Leader – Tim Sweeney, Collins Irrigation (20-24, .833)
  • HR Leader – Gurney Holly, Armed Forces (.609, 14 RBI, 8 HR)
  • HR Leader – Steve Ammons, Collins Irrigation (8)


P – Billy Costa, Houston Wreckers
P – Steve Ammons, Collins Irrigation
1B – Gurney Holly, Armed Forces
2B – Mike Blum, H86 Distributors
3B – Tom Austin, Pigs-n-Chicken
SS – Tim Sweeney, Collins Irrigation
OF – Ron DeFrancls, Brothers AC
OF – John Hagins, Pigs-n-Chicken
OF – Reggie Soehlig, Joy-Ful Acres
OF – Mike Murray, Houston Wreckers
UTIL – John Copenhaver, H86 Distributors
UTIL – Joe Firova, Armed Forces
UTIL – McFarland, Houston Wreckers


P – Carson Davis, Pigs-n-Chicken
P – Wayne Carroll, Brothers AC
C – Steve Russell, H86 Distributors
C – Jim Latoilas, Houston Wreckers
1B – Jack Crawford, Houston Wreckerss
2B – Mike Holt, Houston Wreckers
SS – Tony DiCariano, Brothers AC
OF – Corky Rogers, Joy-Ful Acres
OF – Joe Allen, Collins Irrigation
OF – Gordy Johnson, Armed Forces
OF – John Spikeman, Houston Wreckers
UTIL – Leo Wetzel, Collins Irrigation
UTIL – Bob Philip, Brothers AC


1. Tim Sweeney, Collins Irragation (20-24, .833)
2. Larry Chiapetta, Christy’s (12-17, .706)
3. Tom Austin, Pig-n-Chicken (20-29, .690)
4. Joe Vasillo, Christy’s (11-16, .688)
5. Joe Tercheria, MK Enterprises (10-15, .667)
6. George Sertass, Dack Industry (11-17, .647)
7. Tom DeCairano, Brothers AC (20-31, .645)
8. Clyde Nelson, Yankee Gold & Silver (14-22, .636)
9. Ron DeFrances, Brothers AC (19-30, .633)
10. Mike Roe, Grist Mill (10-16, .625)
10. Willie Hightower, Armed Forces (10-16, .625)
10. Mike Bluem, H&S Distributors (10-16, .625)


1. Houston Wreckers Houston, TX (6-0)
2. Collins Irrigation Miami, FL (5-2)
3. Brothers AC Yonkers, NY (6-2)
4. Pigs-n-Chicken Fayetteville, NC (6-2)
5t. Joy-Ful Acres Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
5t. H&S Distributors Yonkers, NY (3-2)
7t. Armed Forces Camp Lejeune, NC 5-2
7t. Ray’s Metal Works Gainesville, FL (3-2)
9t. Molotte Leasing Seattle, WA (3-2)
9t. Yankee Gold & Silver Salt Lake City, UT 4-2
9t. Wilkerson Diesel Little Rock, AR (3-2)
9t. Natkin Company Independence, MO (2-2)
13t. MK Enterprises Modesto, CA (2-2)
13t. Grist Mill East Providence, RI (2-2)
13t. Bob Snyder’s Columbus, OH (2-2)
13t. Capitol Oil Franklin, IN (2-2)
17t. McDonald’s Wapokoneta, OH (1-2)
17t. Knights Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
17t. Christy’s White Plains, NY (2-2)
17t. American Realty Pacifica, CA (2-2)
17t. Erieside Electric Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. Timmerman Construction Sacramento, CA 2-2
17t. Dack Industry New Britain, CT (2-2)
17t. Glenn Brothers Little Rock, AR (1-2)
25t. Joe Theismann’s Fairfax, VA (0-2)
25t. Green’s Rangers Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
25t. Holiday Jack’s Easton, PA (1-2)
25t. Sackett Brick Kalamazoo, MI (1-2)
25t. Houligan’s Eau Claire, WI (1-2)
25t. BBL Blackstop Columbus, OH (1-2)
25t. Golden Life Spa Midland, TX (0-2)
25t. Mercury Cleaners Seattle, WA (0-2)
33t. 38th Parallel Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
33t. Gus’ Gang Detroit, MI (0-2)
33t. Anoka Businessmen Anoka, MN (0-2)
33t. DECO Columbus, OH (0-2)
33t. Thompson Sporting Goods Savannah, GA (0-2)
33t. Sunview Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
33t. Hastey’s Sports Desk St. Louis, MO (0-2)

1980 ASA Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Montgomery, Alabama.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • MVP – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s Carpets
  • HR Champion – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture -17
  • Batting Champion – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture – .789


P – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s Carpets (11-22, .500, 6-0 pitching record)
P – Craig Elliott, Jerry’s Catering
C – Ernie Hicks, York Barbell (21-27, .778)
C – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (16 HR)
1B – Ed Roth, Howard’s Furniture (24-34, .706, 15 HR)
2B – James Boyett, Jerry’s Catering
3B – Jerry King, Campbell’s Carpets (21-30, .700, 8 HR)
SS – Steve Williams, Campbell’s Carpets (13-25, .520, 5 HR)
OF – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (30-38, .789)
OF – Ron Dorsey, York Barbell (14 HR)
OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture (25-35 .715, 17 HR, 37 RBI)
OF – Dick Bartel, Campbell’s Carpets (19-28, .677, 8 HRs)
UT – Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Catering


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


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


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

1980 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Lansing, Michigan.

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

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

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

  • MVP – Debbie Doom, Sun City Saints
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints – .520
  • Bertha Tickey Award (Pitching MVP) – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Erv Lind Award (Defensive MVP) – Suzy Brazney, Long Beach Renegades


P – Kathy Arendsen, Raybestos Brakettes (4-1, 71 K, 40 IP, 0 ER, 3-1 final game)
P – Debbie Doom, Sun City Saints (6-1, 70 K, 58 IP, 1 ER)
P – Rhonda Clarke, Long Beach Renegades
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints (13-25, .520)
C – Doreen Denmon, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Gail Coleman, Macomb Magic
2B – Gail Hamilton, Glendale Blazers
3B – Suzy Brazney, Long Beach Renegades
SS – Marlys Taber, West Allis Bankettes
OF – Joan Moser, Allentown Patriottes
OF – Pam Edde, Long Beach Renegades
OF – Louise Rodebush, Salt Lake Coors M&M
OF – Gina Vecchione, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Patty Stockman, Langhurst Motors


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


1. Raybestos Brekettes, Stratford, CT (5-1) (New England)
2. Renegades, Long Beach, CA (6-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
3. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (6-2) (Defending Champs)
4. Macomb Magic, Macomb, MI (4-2) (Midwest)
5t. Shimmers, Bloomington, MN (2-2) (Northern)
5t. Bankettes, West Allis, WI (2-2) (Great Lakes)
7t. Palo Alto Bandits, Palo Alto, CA (4-2) (Pacific Coast)
7t. Glandale Blazers, Glendale, CA (4-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
9t. Coors Salt Lakers, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2) (Rocky Mountain-Alpine)
9t. Houston Comets, Houston, TX (2-2) (Texas)
9t. Langhurst Motors, Marion, IA (2-2) (Mid American)
9t. Pelabole, Memphis, TN (1-2) (Southwestern)
13t. Allentown Patriettes, Allentown, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
13t. Chillicothe Sports, Chillicothe, MO (1-2) (Mid American-At Large)
13t. Don Coburn, Ashland, OH (1-2) (East Central)
13t. Buffalo Sunbirds, Buffalo, NY (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
17t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (1-2) (Southern)
17t. Lansing Lassies, Lansing, MI (0-2) (Great Lakes-At Large)
17t. Lakettes, Lake Oswego, OR (0-2) (Northwestern)
17t. Lansing Laurels, Lansing, MI (0-2) (Host)
17t. Topton VIPs, Topton, PA (0-2) (Central Atlantic-At Large)
17t. Stockman’s Bar, Sioux City, SD (0-2) (Northern-At Large)
17t. Phoenix Bobettes, Phoenix, AZ (0-2) (Rocky Mountain-Cactus)
17t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (0-2) (South Atlantic)

1980 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Decatur, Illinois.

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

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

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

  • MVP – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt Western
  • Batting Leader – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt Western – .524
  • Home Run Leader – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt Western – 4
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt Western


P – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt
P – Gregg Bosch, Midwest Galleries
P – Alan Colglazier, Home Savings and Loan
C – Jim Marsh, Guanella Brothers
C – Robin Voss, Home Savings and Loan
1B – Darryl Day, Home Savings and Loan
2B – Ted Hicks, Decatur ADM
3B – Ron Mason, Clearwater Bombers
SS – Don Van Deusen, York Barbell
OF – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt (11-21, 4 HR)
OF – Russ Van Zoeren, McArdle Pontiac-Cadillac
OF – Ray Allena, Guanella Brothers
OF – Bob Slagle, Decatur ADM
UTIL – Richard Zeke Delong, York Barbell


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


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


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

1980 ASA Men’s (9) Modified Pitch Nationals

1980 held at Waterville, Maine on August 21-24.

Champion – Cadillacs, Atlanta, Georgia (72-15)
Runner Up – Silvestri’s, Staten Island, New York

A roaring crowd said to be numbering nearly 7,000 people as the Atlanta Cadillacs won the title game of the National ASA modified pitch softball tournament from Silvestri’s of Staten Island, N.Y. on Sunday night by an 11-10 count on a two out, two strike, three run home run by former New York Yankee player Big John Fulton in the last of the seventh inning. It was John’s fourth home fun of the four day tournament.

He had 41 during the regular season. One of his tourney shots was a grand slam.

  • MVP – John Fulton, Cadillacs
  • Batting Champion – Eddie Fernandez, Clinica Associacion Cubana,  – .609
  • HR Champion – John Fulton, Cadillacs – 4


P – Jake Keegan, Town & Country
P – Dan Lopez, Piefer
P – Eddie Gutierrez, Clinica Associacion Cubana
C – Glenn Van Pelt, Silvestri’s
C – Spadey Cooke, Cadillacs
1B – Gary Paulosky, Mt Hope
2B – Frank Albizu, Clinica Associacion Cubana
3B – Frank Cicero, Silvestri’s
OF – John Fulton, Cadillacs
OF – Luis Camina, Clinica Associacion Cubana
OF – Barry Poffenrouth, L.B. Franco
OF – Dan McDermott, Granite Athletic Club
UTIL – Greg Walling, Broadway National


P – Colin Roy, Comm Concrete
P – George McLendon, Silvestris
P – Rocky Parello, C&W
C – Ray Doyle, Granite Athletic Club
C – Jorge Maduro, Clinica Associacion Cubana
1B – Eddie Fernandez, Clinica Associacion Cubana
2B – Mike D’Esposito, Granite Athletic Club
3B – Bill Hamel, D’Anne
SS – John Curato, Silvestris
OF – Dennis Jackson, Silvestris
OF – Frank Montalbano, Silvestris
OF – Bill Russell, Clinica Associacion Cubana
OF – David Harvey, Cadillacs


1. Cadillacs, Atlanta, GA
2. Silvestri’s, Staten Island, NY
3. Clinica Associacion Cubana, Miami Beach, FL

1980 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

1980 ASA 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 Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1979 held at Burlington, North Carolina.

Champion – Clark & Sons, Providence, Rhode Island
Runner Up – Jack Matthews Realty, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • MVP – Charles Manz, Clark & Sons (14-24,.583, 9 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Batting Champion – Gary Jones, Cody’s Justus (16-24, .667, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • HR Champion – Tim Rhinehart, Carolina A’s – 7

The Rhode Island squad won the Class A championship without hitting a single home run. They lost the first final to Jack Matthews Realty 4-3, but won the deciding game 12-4 behind their pitcher and Tournament MVP, Charles Manz, who had 2 hits and 3 RBI in the title game.


P – Charles Manz, Clark & Sons
P – Steve Johnson, Atwater Ford
C – Doug Armstrong, Cody’s Justus
C – Jerry Peters, Candlish Realty
1B – Gary Jones, Cody’s Justus
2B – Wayne Pyrtie, Atwater Ford
3B – Mike Rose, Clark & Sons
SS – Tommy Cole, Atwater Ford
OF – Fred Long, Atwater Ford
OF – Mark Soloman, Clark & Sons
OF – John Huntington, Jack Matthews
OF – Robert Balkcom, Clark & Sons
UTIL – Pat Bolster, Jack Matthews
UTIL – Ken Taylor, Jack Matthews


P – Dan Barber, Hans Taylor
P – Mike Lowe, Jack Matthews
C – Steve Buckley, Clark & Sons
1B – Wayne King, Atwater Ford
2B – Dave Nuttall, Crosby Homes
3B – Gary Robertson, M&K Realty
SS – Tony DiCariano, Brothers A.C.
OF – Ricky Joyce, Atwater Ford
OF – Ed Kelly, Barbecue Kitchen
OF – John Johnson, Clark & Sons
OF – Floyd Wicker, Atwater Ford
UTIL – Barry Blomstedt, Clark & Sons
UTIL – Ron DiFrances, Brother A.C.
UTIL – Phil Seifert, Mid West Merchants


1. Clark & Sons, Providence, RI (6-1)
2. Jack Matthews Realty, Las Vegas, NV (6-2)
3. Atwater Ford, Burlington, NC (8-2)
4.  Cody’s Justus, Tacoma, WA (5-2)
5t. Candlish Realty, Logansport, IN (3-2)
5t. Brothers A.C., Yonkers, NY (3-2)
7t. Hans-Taylor Plumbing, Bargaintown, NJ (4-2)
7t. Crosby Homes, Bristol, MD (4-2)
9t. M.K. Realty, Merced, CA (4-2)
9t. Barbecue Kitchen, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
9t. Champlin Oilers, Enid, OK (2-2)
9t. Carolina A’s, Kings Mountain, NC (2-2)
13t. Midwest Merchants, Kansas City, MO (3-2)
13t. Erieside Electric, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
13t. San Mateo County Merchants, San Francisco, CA (3-2)
13t. Sportsman Sporting Goods, Charleston, WV (3-2)
17t. Maryland Pool & Patio, Bowie, MD (2-2)
17t. Hancock Sports Center, Jonesboro, AR (1-2)
17t. Armed Forces, Washington., DC (2-2)
17t. Starcom, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. Green’s Jewelers, Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
17t. Bob Hoffman Products, York, PA (2-2)
17t. Ridgemen, Paradise, CA (1-2)
17t. Sackett Brick, Kalamazoo, MI (1-2)
25t. Paco’s, Portland, OR (1-2)
25t. Super Shoe, Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
25t. Cuevas Restaurant, Edinburg, TX (1-2)
25t. Jimmy’s Bar N.E., Minneapolis., MI (1-2)
25t. Houligans, Eau Claire, WI (1-2)
25t. Menasha, Lakeville, MN (0-2)
25t. East Construction, Bellevue, NE (1-2)
25t. Addie’s, Rockville, MD (0-2)
33t. Burger King, Logan, UT (0-2)
33t. Quinn’s Corners, Rice Lake, WI (0-2)
33t. Petrel’s, Birmingham, AL (0-2)
33t. Jack’s Convenient Store, Louisville, KY (0-2)
33t. Joy-Ful Convenient Store, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
33t. O.J. Shoemaker, South Bend, IN (0-2)
33t. Carson-Pirie-Scott, Columbus, OH (0-2)
33t. Elmer’s Place, New Britain, CT (0-2)

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
  • HR Leader – Linda Smith, West Allis Bankettes – 1
  • Batting Leader – Cindy Anderson, West Allis Bankettes – .500
  • Bertha Tickey Award (Pitching MVP) – Michelle Thomas, Sun City Saints
  • Erv Lind Award (Defensive MVP) – Dot Richardson, Orlando Rebels


P – Carol Townsend, West Allis Bankettes (5-2)
P – Michelle Thomas, Sun City Saints (4-0, 22 IP, save, including a perfect game and a 2-0 2-hit shutout in championship)
P – Paulette Genz, Shimers
C – Marilyn Rau, Sun City Saints (7-14, .500, 3 3B)
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 (8-16, .500, 3 RBI, 3 Runs)
UTIL – Mary Yori, Langhurst Motors


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 (6-21, .286, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 4 Runs)
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, Shimers
UTIL – Lisa Nicholson, Frost’s Sporting Goods


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. 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)