Category: ASA

1981 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1981 held at Phil Welch Stadium in St. Joseph, Missouri on September 11-19.

Champion – Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Decatur, Illinois
Runner Up – Faultless Rubber Company, Ashland, Ohio

Dave Scott had to pitch 18 innings Saturday night before ADM found the right combination for a 1-0 victory over stubborn Faultless Rubber Company and the championship in the 49th ASA Major National Men’s Fast Pitch Softball Tournament In Phil Welch Stadium.

Mike Fenton singled in Brian Rothrock in the top of the 11th for his first hit off Faultless pitching in three tournament battles between the two teams.

Scott, who was named the tournament’s Mast Valuable Player shorty after his sixth victory in St. Joseph this week, protected the only lead he enjoyed in the two championship round games with the Ohioans before 5,000 people in Welch.

The right-handed drop ball artist struck out 10 Faultless batters and unwed only two his in the opening round at title play. But, the Ohioans won it 2-0, in seven innings because Scott’s first baseman Darryl Day threw to an open first base in the sixth inning.

Day’s error compounded a felony committed by Fenton in the first game as the ADM second baseman was nowhere near first when Tom Zappone hit a short shot between the mound and first Day speared the ball, turned to throw on what appeared to be no more than a routine play. However. Day let the ball go and it sailed across the foul line and near the dugout while Mike Glasser and Mike Van Dine sprinted home with what proved to be Faultless’ winning margin.

While Day’s error gave Faultless the winning margin in the first championship round game. Scott was as partially responsible since be put Glaser on when he hit the Ohio out-fielder voth a pitch and issued a walk W Van Dine.

Until that point, Faultless had only two base runners against Scott, Dick Riley, hit by a pitch in the second and Zappone’s single in the fourth. Scott struck out 10 and issued but two hits to the opener.

Meanwhile, Hank Miller, sling-shot spinner for Faultless, scattered four hits and survived four walks en route to the victory Decatur left eight men standing around in the first game Saturday night as Day and Ted Hicks singled in the first. Denny Place singled in the third and Day singled in the sixth. Where Scott struck out 10 and looked in good form, Miller labored and struck out four. However, the right hander notched his fourth win against no losses.

Scott and Miller waited around while their teams prepared for a second title game. with the same batteries Miller looked good early but Scott looked strong later Decatur collected a single from Rothrock in the third and Day and Hicks singled in the fourth with only one away. That was the last real Decatur threat until Rothrock led off the top of the 11th with a bunt single Mark Crawford sacrificed Rothrock to second. Following Buster Chumbley’s ground out to third. Fenton laced a Miller service into left for the winning run.

Faultless threatened in the fourth when Van Dime drew a leadoff walk but remained there as Scott retired Zappone and Messer as taps to the infield and struck out Dick Riley.

When Fenton delivered the game-winning blow it marked his first in 11 appearances against Faultless, beginning back when the Ohioans were in the semifinals Fenton had five hits in 22 trips in the tournament, but the fifth one won a championship for the team which was the choice of many to do just that before the tournament got under way on Friday night, September 11.

ADM hit with authority in the early games but used opponents’ errors and Scopitt’s pitching to pull through the second half of the competition.

Rothrock led off the bottom of the 11th with a single and stole second before Crawford and Buster Cumbley lined out to the infield. That left Fenton, a 5-for-22 hitter in this tournament, between ADM and its opponent.

61 year old Herb Dudley, Clearwater Bombers was named to the first team All-America team as a relief pitcher as he recorded 2 saves (3 IP, 2 K) and became the oldest pitcher to ever pitch in an ASA National. He saved the Bombers 4-2 victory coming in the 7th inning with the bases loaded and giving up a ground ball and the struck out the last batter. Then against last year’s champ, he came in with his team leading 3-2 in the 6th inning, 2 runners on base and no outs, he retired three men in a row and then in the 7th inning, did the same to preserve the win.

  • MVP – Dave Scott, ADM
  • Batting Leader – Steve Moore, Reading Sunners – .400
  • Batting Leader – Leon Wood, Clearwater Bombers – .400
  • Home Run Leader – Jeff Seip, Reading Sunners – 2
  • Home Run Leader – Jim Messmer, Ashland – 2
  • Home Run Leader – Charles Blakley, Walnut Products – 2
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Dave Scott, ADM


P – Tim Reynolds, Walnut Products
P – Hank Miller, Faultless Rubber Company (4-1)
P – Dave Scott, Decatur ADM (6-1, 76 K, 51 IP, 3 ER, struck out 20 batters in ADM’s 1-0 11inning championship game win)
RP – Herb Dudley, Clearwater Bombers
C – Mark Crawford, Decatur ADM
C – Chip Kunnen, Clearwater Bombers
1B – Darryl Day, Decatur ADM
2B – Mike Fenton, Decatur ADM
3B – Steve Moore, Billard (8-20, HR, 5 RBI)
SS – Leon Wood, Clearwater Bombers (8-20)
OF – Ray Truluck, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Alan Rohrback, Lakewood Jets
OF – Mike Nevin, Guanella Brothers
OF – Bob Miller, Peterbilt
UTIL – Jim Messner, Faultless Rubber Company


P – Chuck D’Arcy, Guanella Brothers
P – Vaughn Alvey, Miller Toyota
P – Ty Stofflet, Billard (4-1, 2 shutouts, Perfect Game, 41 IP, 69 K) His ASA National record now stands at 32-7.
C – Jim Marsh, Guanella Brothers
C – Mike Van Dyne, Faultless Rubber Company
1B – Bob Aquilar, Lakewood Jets
2B – David Grimes, Clearwater Bombers
3B – Ted Hicks, Decatur ADM
SS – Vin Sausa, Solomon’s Sports Shop
OF – Charles Blakely, Walnut Products
OF – Rick Riley, Lakewood Jets
OF – Mark Burris, Decatur ADM
OF – Pete Zoppi, Franklin Cardinals
UTIL – Jeff Seip, Billard (5-14, .357, 3B, 7 BB)


1. Decatur ADM, Decatur, IL (6-1) (Midwest)
2. Faultless Rubber Company, Ashland, OH (5-2) (Great Lakes)
3. Billard, Reading, PA (4-2) (Central Atlantic)
4. Walnut Products, St. Joseph, MO (4-2) (Host)
5t. Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA (3-2) (Pacific Coast)
5t. Franklin Cardinals, Stratford, CT (4-2) (New England)
7t. Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT (3-2) (Rocky Mountain-Alpine)
7t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (4-2) (Southern)
9t. Jets, Lakewood, CA (3-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
9t. Peterbilt, Seattle, WA (2-2) (Northwestern)
9t. S.S.A., Phoenix, AZ (1-2) (Rocky Mountain-Cactus)
9t. Modern Piping, Cedar Rapids, IA (2-2) (Mid America)
13t. O’Byrne Electric, Springfield, MO (1-2) (Mid America-At Large)
13t. Solomon’s Sports Shop, Elizabeth, NJ (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. Plangger Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (0-2) (Great Lakes-At Large)
13t. Yakima Pepsi Bears, Yakima, WA (0-2) (Northwestern-At Large)
17t. James Gang, St. James, MN (0-2) (Northern)
17t. M.K. Fuels, Baton Rouge, LA (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Ohio Caverns, West Liberty, OH (1-2) (East Central)
17t. Saginaw Bolters, Saginaw, MI (0-2) (Great Lakes-At Large)
17t. Odessa Merchants, Odessa, TX (0-2) (Texas)
17t. Chameleons, Lancaster, CA (0-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)


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

1981 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1981 held at Reaves Park in Norman, Oklahoma on May 21-24.

Champion – Utah State Aggies (34-12)
Runner Up – Cal State Fullerton

Yo Arvizu’s defensive play in the top of the seventh killed a California State-Fullerton rally and gave Utah State a 4-3 win in the finals of the AIAW Division I Women’s College World Series in Norman, Oklahoma on Sunday.

With runners on first and third and no outs, Arvizu fielded a ground ball and tagged a runner going to second. She then tossed the ball to first for the double play. One run was scored on the play.

The Aggies scored what proved to be the winning run in the fourth when Janet Lelsing reached second on a throwing error by Cal-Fullerton third baseman Jan Tierrini and scored on a double by Jackie Weigand.

The Bears rallied for one run in the seventh to make the final margin 4-3.

Cal-Fullerton forced the second game with a 6-1 win over Utah State on Sunday afternoon. The Titans had moved into the finals with a 5-4 win over UCLA on Sunday morning.

  • MVP – N/A
  • Leading Hitter – Sue Lewis, Cal-State Fullerton (14-22, .636, 3 HR)
  • HR Champion – Sue Lewis, Cal-State Fullerton – 3




  1. Oklahoma 1 New Mexico 0
  2. California 3 Illinois State 0
  3. Western Michigan 2 Creighton 0
  4. Cal St-Fullerton 7 New Mexico State 6
  5. Utah State 2 Texas A&M 1
  6. UCLA 3 South Carolina 0
  7. Missouri 3 Rutgers 0
  8. Oklahoma State 5 Michigan State 1
  9. New Mexico 1 Illinois State 0 (Illinois State eliminated)
  10. Creighton 4 New Mexico State 2 (New Mexico State eliminated)
  11. Texas A&M 4 South Carolina 0 (South Carolina eliminated)
  12. Michigan State 6 Rutgers 2 (Rutgers eliminated)
  13. California 4 Oklahoma 1
  14. Cal St-Fullerton 2 Western Michigan 0
  15. Utah State 1 UCLA 0
  16. Missouri 5 Oklahoma State 1
  17. Michigan State 8 Oklahoma 1 (Oklahoma eliminated)
  18. Texas A&M 1 Western Michigan 0 (Western Michigan eliminated)
  19. UCLA 2 Creighton 1 (Creighton eliminated)
  20. Oklahoma State 5 New Mexico 2 (New Mexico eliminated)
  21. Cal St-Fullerton 1 California 0
  22. Utah State 4 Missouri 2
  23. UCLA 5 Oklahoma State 0 (Oklahoma State eliminated)
  24. Texas A&M 3 Michigan State 2 (Michigan State eliminated)
  25. UCLA 2 California 0 (California eliminated)
  26. Texas A&M 1 Missouri 0 (Missouri eliminated)
  27. Utah State 2 Cal St-Fullerton 0
  28. UCLA 1 Texas A&M 0 (Texas A&M eliminated)
  29. Cal St-Fullerton 5 UCLA 4 (UCLA eliminated)
  30. Cal St-Fullerton 6 Utah State 1
  31. Utah State 4 Cal St-Fullerton 3 (Cal State-Fullerton eliminated)


1 Utah State Aggies (5-1)
2 Cal St-Fullerton Titans (5-2)
3 UCLA Bruins (5-2)
4 Texas A&M Aggies (4-2)
5t. California Bears (2-2)
5t. Michigan State Spartans (2-2)
7t. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (2-2)
7t. Missouri Tigers (2-2)
9t. Oklahoma Sooners (1-2)
9t. Western Michigan Broncos (1-2)
9t. New Mexico Aggies (1-2)
9t. Creighton Blue Jays (1-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-2)
13t. New Mexico State Aggies (0-2)
13t. Illinois State Redbirds (0-2)

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