Category: ASA

1974 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1974 held at C.L. Varner Stadium, in Orlando, Florida on August 22-September 1.

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

Down but never out, Raybestos battled back out of the depths of the loser’s bracket, Saturday night, culminating the performance with twin, extra inning 1-0 triumphs over Sun City Saints to successfully defend its Women’s National Fastpitch championship.

It was an unprecedented fourth straight championship by the Stratford, Conn., gals and their 11th title since 1958.

But their was no precedent for Joan Joyce’s incredible 25 inning performance that ran her tournament scoreless string to 60 innings and her strikeout total to 107.

Saturday night, Joyce tamed Sun City Saints on five hits in the in the 5th inning opened and then scattered six in the 10 inning nightcap, striking out 23 and 12 over the course of the evening.

It wasn’t until the clock passed midnight that the 3,102 C.L. Varner Stadium fans could go home, the winning run in the championship game being scored by Willie Roze.

A sacrifice fly to shallow right field by Peggy Kellers, the unsung hero who caught Joyce’s deliveries throughout the nine day tournament. Roze led off the bottom of the 10th with a single to center and advanced when Sharron Backus was hit by a pitch. Both runners moved up on a Lu Gecewicz dropped a perfect sacrifice bunt.

Victim of the championship uprising was hard-luck Paula Noel who beat these same Brakettes in last year’s tourney and as recently as this year’s all-star series.

But it was not to be her night.

Plenty of the expected happened in the first game, and even a little of the unexpected.

Noel, who gained a victory over the Brakettes in last year’s national tourney and another in this year’s all-star series, wiggled off the hook in the 5th, 9th, 11th, 13th, and 14th, before that 15th send her to only her fourth loss against 38 wins.

Almost everyone among the 3,000 plus through thought the Brakettes would score in the 10th. But bunting Joan Moser apparently forgetting there was only one out failed to run to first for an easy inning ending double play.

Elliott tripled leading off the 11th for one of her four hits, but was left stranded when Noel mowed through Joyce Compton, Joyce, and Willie Roze on routine infield outs.

“What we need now is three days of rain,” Stratford Coach John Stratton offered, referring to a much needed rest by Joyce.

It was Joyce’s third consecutive extra inning win through the losers’ bracket and her sixth against a single loss in the tournament.

The all important run was also eye-athing in the fact it was the first inning run allowed by Noel in 57 innings. The strong Arizona schoolteacher, although not a strikeout artist, had been stingy with the hits. She allowed only seven in the tournament before meeting the Brakettes.

Becky Rice of Sun City Saints went 2-23,. 087, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 Run. The one home run she hit earned her the HR Leader status.

  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
  • HR Leader – Becky Rice, Sun City Saints – 1
  • Batting Leader – Diane Kalliam, Santa Clara Laurels – .444
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Jamie Smith, Lansing Laurels


P – 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, 6o consecutive scoreless innings pitched)
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 (8-18, .444, 3 Runs, 3 RBI)
OF – Denny Buchanan, Sun City Saints
OF – Marlene Piper, Dave Lee Sports
OF – Mary Nutter, Lansing Laurels
UTIL – Mary Ann Kluge, Tonawanda Shamrocks


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


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)
17t. Houston Comets, Houston, TX (0-2) (Texas)


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

1974 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1974 held at Clearwater, Florida.

Champion – Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, California
Runner Up – Home Savings & Loan, Aurora, Illinois

Guanella Brothers, coming into this tournament as a virtual unknown, went undefeated (5-0). K.G. Fincher gave up 1 run to Aurora in the first inning, but then shut them down the rest of the game to gain the 4-1 Championship game victory.

  • MVP – Ty Stofflet, Rising Sun Hotel
  • Batting Leader – Bob Quinn, Home Savings & Loan – .467
  • Home Run Leader – Jerry Cleveland, Lynch Industries – 2
  • Home Run Leader – Ray Truluck, Bombers – 2
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Ty Stofflet, Rising Sun Hotel


P – K.G. Fincher, Guanella Brothers (3-0, 25 IP, 15 K, 2 Runs, including 4-1 win in final)
P – Roy Burlison, Gaslight Realty (3-1, 46 IP, 61 K)
P – Pete Carlson, Home Savings and Loan (3-2, 36 IP, 41 K)
C – Bob Quinn, Home Savings and Loan (7-15, 3 RBI, 3 Runs, 2 Triples)
C – Carl Solarek, Rising Sun
1B – Darryl Day, Home Savings and Loan
2B – Tommy Moore, Clearwater Bombers
3B – Mike Vaughn, United Surgical Steel
SS – Bob Quinn, Interstate Battery Men
OF – Ray Allena, Guanella Brothers (.312)
OF – Richie Stephen, Lynch Industries
OF – Ray Truluck, Clearwater Bombers (4-11, .364, 4 RBI, 2 Runs)
OF – Hal Steinbeck, Guanella Brothers
UTIL – Larry Hale, Gaslight Realty
UTIL – Len Hall, Gaslight Realty


P – Ty Stofflet, Rising Sun (2-1, 64 K, 36 IP, 0 ER; Batted .308, 4-13)
P – Rick Balswick, Guanella Brothers (2-0, 13 IP, 11 K, 2 Runs)
P – Bob Mosteller, Sizzler Family Steakhouse
C – Junior Williams, Gaslight Realty
C – Len Hall, United Surgical Steel
1B – Jerry Cleveland, Lynch Industries (5-13, .385, 9 RBI)
2B – Frank Topolewski, Guanella Brothers
3B – Bob Barron, Home Savings and Loan
SS – Gary Distasio, Rising Sun
OF – Dick Christensen, Home Savings and Loan
OF – Gerry LaPenna, Interstate Battery Men
OF – Wayne Haefner, Circle Inn
OF – Ben Hitch, United Surgical Steel
UTIL – Bob Toney, Lynch Industries


1. Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA (5-0) (North Pacific Coast)
2. Home Savings & Loan, Aurora, IL (4-2) (West Central)
3. Gaslight Realty Co. Springfield, MO (4-2) (Western)
4. Rising Sun Hotel, Reading, PA (5-2) (Central Atlantic)
5t. United Surgical Steel, Montgomery, AL (3-2) (Southern)
5t. Glenn Miller Garage, Carson, CA (2-2) (South Pacific Coast)
7t. Lynch Industries, Oklahoma City, OK (3-2) (Southwestern)
7t. Circle Inn, Mankato, MN (2-2) (Northern)
9t. Burch Gage & Tool, Detroit, MI (2-2) (East Central)
9t. Interstate Batterymen, Worcester, MA (2-2) (New England)
9t. Plains Cooperative Oil Mill, Lubbock, TX (1-2) (Texas)
9t. Sizzler Steakhouse, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
13t. US Armed Forces, USA (0-2) (Armed Forces)
13t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (2-2) (Defending Champ & Host)
13t. Roglersville Reds, Roglersville, TN (0-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Mr D’s, East Orange, NJ (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
17t. Puueo Poi, Hilo, HI (0-2) (Hawaii)
17t. Manke & Sons, Tacoma, WA (0-2) (Northwestern)
17t. Green Saddle Ranch, Las Vegas, NV (0-2) (Cactus)


Alaska Champ – Uncles Pizza-ABC, Fairbanks, AK did not attend. Puueo Poi, Hilo, HI went in place of Hawaii Champ – Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI, who could not attend. Canada Champ – Oshawa Tony’s, Ontario did not attend.

1974 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1974 held at Dill Softball Center, UNO Football Stadium, and Churchich Field in Omaha, Nebraska on May 16-19.

Champion – Southwest Missouri State Bears (28-4)
Runner Up – Northern Colorado Bears (19-2)

Sharon Williams pitched Northern Colorado to two victories in the Women’s Softball College World Series Sunday but Southwest Missouri got to her for eight runs in the first inning to take the championship, 14-7.

The Greeley, Colo., team won a late Saturday night contest 1-0 over Indiana, then defeated Kansas 18-0 and Wayne State 9-8 in eight innings to meet undefeated Southwest Missouri State in the double elimination tourney.

Southwest Missouri State succeeds last year’s champion Arizona State which did not qualify for the sixth annual tournament this year.

  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Gail Gault, Arizona (.444, 8-18)
  • HR Champion – N/A


Cindy Henderson, SW Missouri St. (5-0)




  1. Luther 4 North Dakota State 1
  2. Kansas 10 Winona State 0
  3. Luther 2 Nassau CC 0
  4. Southwest Missouri State 11 Massachusetts 1
  5. Eastern Illinois 10 South Carolina 0
  6. Indiana State 10 South Dakota State 0
  7. Wayne State 4 Michigan State 3
  8. Arizona 16 West Georgia 0
  9. Northern Colorado 7 Weber State 2
  10. Kansas 2 Golden West 1
  11. Michigan State 1 North Dakota State 0 (North Dakota State eliminated)
  12. South Dakota State 5 Winona State 1 (Winona State eliminated)
  13. Weber State 5 Golden West 0 (Golden West eliminated)
  14. Massachusetts 7 Nassau CC 0 (Nassau CC eliminated)
  15. Michigan State 6 West Georgia 2 (West Georgia eliminated)
  16. South Dakota State 2 South Carolina 1 (South Carolina eliminated)
  17. Southwest Missouri State 1 Luther 0
  18. Eastern Illinois 9 Indiana State 0
  19. Wayne State 2 Arizona 0
  20. Northern Colorado 1 Kansas 0
  21. Indiana State 4 Michigan State 2 (Michigan State eliminated)
  22. Luther 5 Weber State 2 (Weber State eliminated)
  23. Arizona 18 South Dakota State 0 (South Dakota State eliminated)
  24. Kansas 13 Massachusetts 3 (Massachusetts eliminated)
  25. Southwest Missouri State 9 Eastern Illinois 8
  26. Wayne State 23 Northern Colorado 7
  27. Indiana State 3 Luther 2 (Luther eliminated)
  28. Kansas 8 Arizona 1 (Arizona eliminated)
  29. Northern Colorado 1 Indiana State 0 (Indiana State eliminated)
  30. Kansas 2 Eastern Illinois (Eastern Illinois eliminated)
  31. Southwest Missouri State 8 Wayne State 5
  32. Northern Colorado 18 Kansas 0 (Kansas eliminated)
  33. Northern Colorado 9 Wayne State 8 (Wayne State eliminated)
  34. Southwest Missouri State 14 Northern Colorado 7 (Northern Colorado eliminated)


1. Southwest Missouri State Bears (5-0)
2. Northern Colorado Bears (5-2)
3. Wayne State Wildcats (3-2)
4. Kansas Jayhawks (5-2)
5t. Eastern Illinois Panthers (2-2)
5t. Indiana State Sycamores (3-2)
7t. Arizona Wildcats (2-2)
7t. Luther Norse (3-2)
9t. Michigan State Spartans (2-2)
9t. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (2-2)
9t. Massachusetts Minutemen (1-2)
9t. Weber State Wildcats (1-2)
13t. West Georgia Wolves (0-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. Golden West Rustlers (0-2)
13t. North Dakota State Bison (0-2)
17t. Winona State Warriors (0-2)
17t. Nassau Community College Lions (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 Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

1973 held at Cleveland, Ohio.

Champion – Howard’s Furniture, Denver, North Carolina (104-18)
Runner Up – Empire County Astros, Levittown, New York (66-19)

County Sports beat Howard’s in the winner’s bracket final 44-32 as County Sports hit 24 home runs in the game, 14 HR in one inning off Don Arndt, but Howard’s came back to eliminate Little Caesars 27-14 and then Howard’s scored 53 runs off Pitcher Jim Galloway in the two final games as they beat County Sports 27-26 and again 29-11 to win the title.

Bert Smith broke HT Waller’s HR record of 16 set in 1969. Smith hit 21 HR. HT Waller (20), Stan Harvey (19), Don Arndt (18) and Gene Fisher (13) of Howard’s all bettered the record also. 727 total HR were hit in the 67 tournament games. Smith hit 7 in a row at one point and was named the National MVP for the third time in his career.

For County Sports, Jim Galloway and Mike Foley both hit 16 HR, John Davide and Larry Chiapetta hit 14 each, Joe Konicki (11), Bill Malloy (10). Third Place Little Caesars also had some impressive numbers, led by Jim Puckett (18), Mike Axelson (12) and Tex Collins (11).

This national provided some of the offensive greatest slugfests of all time. Long Island’s Jim Galloway has made the All America team for the 8th time in 11 years …. at 7 different positions (1963-1B, 1964-OF, 1966-IF, 1967-3B, 1968-2B, 1969 & 1972-UT, 1973-P).

  • MVP – Bert Smith, Howard’s Furniture
  • HR Leader – Bert Smith, Howard’s Furniture – 21
  • Batting Leader – Bob Boysen, Duff’s Inn – .833


P – Don Arndt, Howard Furniture (29-43, .674, 18 HR, 23 RBI, 28 Runs)
P – Jim Galloway, Empire County Astros (30-41, .732, 16 HR, 28 RBI, 26 Runs)
C – Joe Konicki, Empire County Astros (27-36, .750, 11 HR, 23 RBI, 25 Runs)
C – Tex Collins, Little Caesars (20-37, .541, 11 HR, 19 RBI, 20 Runs)
1B – Bob Voss, Little Caesars (19-30, .633, 10 HR, 18 RBI, 16 Runs)
2B – Bob Boysen, Duff’s Inn (15-18, .833, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
3B – Mike Axelson, Little Caesars (30-39, .769, 12 HR, 34 RBI, 26 Runs)
SS – John Davide, Empire County Astros (26-30, .667, 14 HR, 30 RBI, 23 Runs)
OF – Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (23-41, .561, 18 HR, 33 RBI, 20 Runs)
OF – Bert Smith, Howard’s (25-34, .735, 21 HR, 38 RBI, 28 Runs) – 21 home runs sets the national tournament record
OF – Mike Foley, Empire County Astros (29-41, .707, 16 HR, 35 RBI, 27 Runs)
UTIL – Stan Harvey, Howard’s (23-34, .657, 19 HR, 26 RBI, 23 Runs)
UTIL – Ron Potter, Jiffy Club (17-25, .680, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 13 Runs)


P – Phil Schroer, Jiffy Club (19-26, .731, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 17 Runs)
P – Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (23-41, .548, 5 RBI, 19 Runs)
C – Gene Fisher, Howard Furniture (21-37, .658, 13 HR, 20 RBI, 20 Runs)
C – Frank Sorrells, Smith Plumbing (16-24, .667, 8 HR, 13 RBI, 14 Runs)
1B – Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (16-27, .592, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 10 Runs)
2B – HT Waller, Howard Furniture (27-39, .692, 20 HR, 25 RBI, 27 Runs)
3B – Jim Kuhn, Queen City Pattern (12-17, .706, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 10 Runs)
SS – Nick Sessoms, Virginia Doors (18-23, .783, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 14 Runs)
OF – Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (32-43, .744, 7 HR, 22 RBI, 25 Runs)
OF – Larry Chiapetta, Empire County Astros (24-37, 649, 14 HR, 25 RBI, 22 Runs)
OF – Gary Richter, Empire County Astros (22-31, .710, 7 HR, 16 RBI, 19 Runs)
OF – Tommy Maiden, Howard Furniture (18-40, .450, 8 HR, 12 RBI, 15 Runs)
UTIL – Mac Chandler, Non Ferrous Metal (18-27, .667, 10 HR, 19 RBI, 17 Runs)
UTIL – Bill Malloy, Empire County Astros (23-37, .622, 10 HR, 17 RBI, 24 Runs)


Bill Tolbert, Smith Plumbing (18-23, .783, 12 HR, 20 RBI, 6 Runs)
Johnny Dollar, VA Door (16-23, .696, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
Steve Loya, Champion Sports (6-9, .667, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 5 Runs)
Tony Cloniger, Howard’s (21-32, .656, 13 HR, 22 RBI, 18 Runs)
Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (17-26, .654, 8 HR, 17 RBI, 18 Runs)
Preston Powell, Non Ferrous (16-25, .640, 10 HR, 23 RBI, 16 Runs)
Roger Wilt, Non Ferrous (17-27, .630, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 16 Runs)
Henry Koper, Major Brands (10-16, .625, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 7 Runs)
Denny Hogan, Howards (23-38, .605, 7 HR, 19 RBI, 18 Runs)
Ed Finnegan, North End Sports (6-10, .600, 2 RBI, 6 Runs)
Bob Malicki, Little Caesars (21-36, .583, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 17 Runs)
Bill Cole, Little Caesars (20-35, .571, 9 HR, 19 RBI, 19 Runs)
Bob Shugman, Empire County Astros (18-34, .529, 5 RBI, 16 Runs)
Lou Russo, Empire County Astros (19-37, .514, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 15 Runs)
Joe Gauci, Little Caesars (1-2, .500, 1 Run)
Joe Petrillo, Empire County Astros  (14-31, .452, 6 HR, 11 RBI, 13 Runs)
Craig Elliott, Valley Merchants (7-16, .438, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 6 Runs)


1. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC (7-1)
2. Empire County Astros, Levittown, NY (6-2)
3. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI (7-2)
4. Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY (4-2)
5t. Non-Ferrous Metal Fab, Cleveland, OH (5-2)
5t. Buck Smith Plumbing, Fort Walton Beach, FL (3-2)
7t. Southern Fastener, Mobile, AL (4-2)
7t. Virginia Doors, Chesapeake, VA (3-2)
9t. Decatur Oxygen, Decatur, IL (3-2)
9t. BYM Club, Pitteburgh, PA (2-2)
9t. Major Brands, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2)
9t. Scott County Merchants, Stamping Ground, KY (4-2)
13t. Duff’s Inn, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
13t. Valley Merchants, Phoenix City, AL (2-2)
13t. Queen City Pattern, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
13t. Joe’s Merchants, Redwood City, CA (3-2)
17t. Hopkins 908, Hopkins, MN (1-2)
17t. Cee Bass Realty, Portsmouth, VA (1-2)
17t. North End Sports, Bridgeport, CT (1-2)
17t. Greenbelt Shell, Fulton, MD (1-2)
17t. Number One Lounge, Cleveland, OH (1-2)
17t. Wilsman Truckers, Hamilton, OH (1-2)
17t. Carlucci Brothers, Port Chester, NY (1-2)
17t. Rudder COnstruction, Knoxville, TN (1-2)
25t. Hasco Incorporated, Salem, OR (1-2)
25t. Austin & Austin, Greely, CO (0-2)
25t. Champion Sports, Parma, OH (0-2)
25t. KCOR Radio, San Antonio, TX (0-2)
25t. Mit-Way, Emporia, KS (0-2)
25t. Worthington Steel, Columbus, OH (0-2)
25t. Domestic Walls, Worcester, MA (0-2)
25t. Armed Forces All Stars, USA (0-2)
33t. Triton Brothers, Wichita, KS (0-2)
33t. Buck’s Bar, Billings, MT (0-2)

1973 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1973 held at York Memorial Park Complex in York, Pennsylvania.

Champion – Samuel’s Grocery, Richmond, Virginia (68-18)
Runner Up – Levittown Legion, Levittown, New York

Samuel’s trailed 10-3, came back in bottom of of the 7th to beat defending champ Levittown Legion 13-12 , Pete Thacker had a dramatic pinch hit that scored Jim Crismond (4-4) with the winning run to give Samuel’s the 13-12 win. Crismond was 4-4 in the game and an easy choice for the MVP Award.

Levittown Legion was sent to the losers bracket by another Long Island team (W-B). The had to win 7 games in a row to get back to the final and after winning the first final 7-1, it looked good. But Jim Crismond took over. Crismond was 16 for his last 18 at bats to lead the Richmond squad.

A small rural community north of Richmond, Virginia is gaining a great deal of notoriety in the sports world this year. The community known as Doswell, Virginia which does not even have the legal status of a town, has a post office, a service station, a lumber yard, a grocery store, a softball diamond, and some horse stables.

Out of the horse stables known as Meadow Farm, came a triple crown winner, Secretariat, and off the softball diamond came Samuel’s Grocery, the national class A slow pitch champions.

Samuel’s which lost its first two games in last year’s tournament in Cincinnati, won six straight in York, Pennsylvania over Labor Day weekend to reach the finals of the tournament undefeated. Levittown American Legion of Long Island, New York, the defending champions, handed Samuel’s its first loss by a score of 7-1 and held a seemingly safe 10-2 lead after an inning and a half before Samuel’s rallied for a 13-12 win and the first national champion ever for a Metro Richmond team.

The comeback win was the fourth one-run decision for the champions, which also won lopsided games by scores of 20-3 over Delaware, 8-2 over Maryland, and 34-9 over Ohio.

Samuel’s hitting attack was paced by catcher, David Turner (17-28 .607), outfielder Jim Crismond (16-18, .889), first baseman, Scott Southworth (12-21, .571), and second baseman, Steve Cornwell (13-16, .500). Crismond, who received most valuable player honors, also contributed defensively with diving catches and by throwing out six runners on the bases.

The tournament drew 48 teams from all sections of the country.

In addition to Crismond, Samuel’s landed Harvey Henley, Mike Six, and Tigner on the Class A All America team. Levittown placed Chan Baker, Rich Leek, Rich Saute, and Bob Murcer on the honor squad.

Danny Mascia of W-B, Lallansack and Doern of Green Holmes, Wis., Chuck Meeringa of Bell Pick-Up, Michigan and Rick Yarborough of Georgia, round out the All America team.

  • MVP – Jim “Doc” Crismond, Samuel’s Grocery (17-30, .567) 16 for hist last 18 at bats, including 4-4 in the “if” game with 4 RBI.
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Batting Leader – N/A


  • Harvey Henley, Samuel’s Grocery
  • Mike Six, Samuel’s Grocery
  • David Turner, Samuel’s Grocery
  • Chan Baker, Levittown Legion
  • Rick Leek, Levittown Legion
  • Bob Murcer, Levittown Legion
  • Rich Saute, Levittown Legion
  • Danny Mascia, W-B
  • John Lallansack, Morris-Moran/Green Briar Homes
  • Gary Doern, Morris-Moran/Green Briar Homes
  • Chuck Meerings, Bell Pick-Up
  • Rick Yarborough, Dr. Thompson’s


1. Samuel’s Grocery, Richmond, VA (7-1)
2. Levittown Legion, Levittown, NY (9-2)
3. W-B, Long Island, NY (5-2)
4. Bell Pick-Up, Wyoming, MI (7-2)
5t. Corner Appliance, Bronx, NY (3-2)
5t. Jolly Bar, Detroit (4-2)
7t. Sorrento Pizza, Cincinnati (6-2)
7t. Morris-Moran/Green Briar Homes, Sheboygan, WI (4-2)
9t. Tremac, Xenia, OH (3-2)
9t. Goodrich Service Center, Midland, TX (2-2)
9t. Osbon Tire Company, Augusta, SC (4-2)
9t. New Era Die Co., York, PA (3-2)
13t. Dr. Thompson’s, Georgia (3-2)
13t. Trademen, Kentucky (2-2)
13t. Monroe Music, Rochester, NY (2-2)
13t. Ray Cooper Roofing, Pennsylvania (2-2)
17t. Higgins-Schwinn Cyclery, Greensboro, NC (2-2)
17t. Cooper Brothers, Iberia, LA (2-2)
17t. Talisman Bar, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. DMC, Charlestown, WV (2-2)
17t. V.R. Moore & Son, Aberdeen, MD (1-2)
17t. Mercury Cleaners, Washington (1-2)
17t. Wechtel’s, Toledo, OH (1-2)
17t. Ram Pub, Salem, OR (1-2)
25t. Digidio’s Bar, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
25t. Golden Leaf Bar, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
25t. Copehart Trailers, Lincoln, NE (1-2)
25t. Bullitt County Merchants, Louisville, KY (1-2)
25t. Sportsco, Washington, D.C. (1-2)
25t. Grafton Eagles, Grafton, ND (1-2)
25t. Fred’s Deli, Scotch Plains, NJ (1-2)
25t. Tom’s Valley Skelly, Stillwater, MN (1-2)
33t. Etna Hawks, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
33t. Wellington Arms, New Castle, DE (0-2)
33t. Elks III, Connecticut (0-2)
33t. Virginia Rebels, Fairfax, VA (0-2)
33t. Mack’s Lounge, Newport, RI (0-2)
33t. Albers Texaco, Brattleboro (0-2)
33t. Kenny’s Newsroom, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
33t. IGA Stores, Illinois (0-2)
33t. Southwest Bank, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
33t. Brentwood, Austin, TX (0-2)
33t. Ryder Truck Lease, Nashville, TN (0-2)
33t. Light, Arkansas (0-2)
33t. Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME (0-2)
33t. Hornets, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Yonkers Teachers, Yonkers, NY (0-2)
33t. Gondolas, Boston, MA (0-2)

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
  • HR Leader – Sue Guenzler, Kutis Funeral Home – 1
  • Batting Leader – Judy Jungwirth, Rimnac-Hanson Benjos – .438
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching MVP Award – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Erv Lind Defensive MVP Award – Kathy Fraser, Bloomington Benjos


P – 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) (1-0, 9-inning, 1-hit shutout/20 K 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.
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, Rimnac-Hanson Benjos (7-16, .438, 5 runs, 1 RBI and 1-1 pitching)


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


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)
5t. Forth Worth Rebels, Fort Worth, TX (2-2) (Texas)
5t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (3-2) (Southern)
7t. Rimnac-Hanson Benjos, Bloomington, MN (3-2) (Northern)
7t. Dave Lee Golden Nuggets, Portland, OR (2-2) (Northwestern)
9t. Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, MO (1-2) (Western)
9t. Marion May Peppers, Indianapolis, IN (1-2) (West Central)
9t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (2-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Bally Cardinellas, Pottstown, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
13t. Ed Meir Ford Mustangs, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Souhwestern)
13t. Bridgeport Co-eds, Bridgeport, CT (0-2) (Host)
13t. Waltham Drifters, Waltham, MA (0-2) (New England)
13t. East Lansing Laurels, Lansing, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17t. Breski Building Corporation, Buffalo, NY (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
17t. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)


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

1973 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1973 held at Seattle, Washington.

Champion – Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, Florida
Runner Up – LeBlanc Barons, Sunnyvale, California

Ray Truluck of the Bombers hit a 2-run homer in the 4th inning to give winning Pitcher Bobby Quinn all the support he would need as the Bombers cruised to a 4-1 victory to win the Championship. The Barons defeated Clearwater earlier to force the final championship. The home run chased starter Guy French and brought on Rich Hull to pitch for Sunnyvale. Hull defeated the Bombers in the first final.

  • MVP – Bob McClish, Gaslight Reality
  • Batting Leader – Terry Muck, Whitaker Buick – .467
  • Home Run Leader – Bob McClish, Scenic Gaslight – 5
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – N/A, not awarded or no mention of it – (Bobby Quinn, Clearwater Bombers 3-0)


P – Bobby Quinn, Clearwater Bombers (3-0, shutout, won championship 4-1 with a 4-hitter)
P – Guy French, LeBlanc Barons
P – Bill McNelis, Little Brauhaus
C – Dick Paparo, Clearwater Bombers
C – Bill Leffler, LeBlanc Barons
1B – Bob McClish, Scenic Gaslight (9-20, .450, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 5 Runs, he also hit 3 HR in one game)
2B – Tommy Moore, Clearwater Bombers
3B – Don O’Connor, Whitaker Buick
SS – Angelo Veronesi, Little Brauhaus
OF – Ron Weathersby, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Terry Muck, Whitaker Buick (7-15, 3 Runs)
OF – Glenn Beamon, LeBlanc Barons (11-30, .367)
OF – Mike Summerbell, LeBlanc Barons
UTIL – Ron Benevides, LeBlanc Barons


P – Dick Christensen, Pay ‘n Pak
P – Joe Lynch, Clearwater Bombers (2-1, shutout)
P – Al DeWall, Whitaker Buick
C – Butch Batt, Pay ‘n Pak
C – Junior Williams, Scenic Gaslight
1B – George Nokes, Pay ‘n Pak
2B – Hal Steinbeck, LeBlanc Barons
3B – Sam Potter, Scenic Gaslight
SS – Roger Bledsoe, Pay ‘n Pak
OF – Bill Cooper, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Ray Truluck, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Larry Hale, Scenic Gaslight
OF – Al Frei, LeBlanc Barons
UTIL – David Grimes, Clearwater Bombers


Ken Williams, Scenic Gaslight (3-0).


1. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (5-1) (Southern)
2. LeBlanc Barons, Sunnyvale, CA (7-2) (North Pacific Coast)
3. Little Brauhaus Brewers, Poughkeepsie, NY (3-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
4. Scenic Gaslight, Springfield, MO (4-2) (Western)
5t. Masterbilt Motors, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2) (Southwestern)
5t. Pay ‘n Pak, Seattle, WA (4-2) (Host)
7t. Whitaker Buick, St. Paul, MN (3-2) (Northern)
7t. Sizzler Steakhouse, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9t. Home Savings & Loan, Aurora, IL (2-2) (West Central)
9t. F&M Bankers, Hampton, VA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. Kardamis Club, Taunton, MA (1-2) (New England)
9t. US Armed Forces, USA (1-2) (Armed Forces
13t. Plains Cooperative Oil Mill, Lubbock, TX (1-2) (Texas)
13t. Hubbard Company, Bremen, GA (0-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Sure-Brake, Lakewood, CA (0-2) (South Pacific Coast)
13t. Light Crete, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17t. Petschi’s Quality Meats, Seattle, WA (0-2) (Northwestern
17t. Mueller-Stevens Chevrolet, Prescott, AZ (0-2) (Cactus)
17t. Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT (0-2) (Defending Champ)
17t. Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI (0-2) (Hawaii)


Alaska Champ – Uncles Pizza-ABC, Fairbanks, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – Oar House, Kauai, HI listed as champ, but Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI attended. Canada Champ – Richmond Hill Dynes, Ontario did not attend.

1973 Women’s College World Series (AIAW)

1973 held at Dill Softball Center, in Omaha, Nebraska on May 17-20.

Champion – Arizona State Wildcats
Runner Up – Illinois State Redbirds

The 1973 Women’s College World Series was contested among 16 teams on May 17-20 in Omaha, Nebraska. It was the first series held under the auspices of the AIAW, which had recently been established by the Division of Girls’ and Women’s Sports (DGWS) for the purpose of conducting national championships.

Arizona State repeated as champions in the 5th Annual Women’s College World Series Tournament Sunday by defeating Illinois State 4-3 in 16 innings.

The winning run was scored with two out when centerfielder Judy Hoke hit a long single scoring Jean Killingsworth who had walked and advanced on an error.

Earlier Illinois State forced a playoff game by blanking Arizona State 4-0 after eliminating Southwest Missouri 5-0.

  • MVP – N/A
  • Leading Hitter – Kris Meyer, Northern Iowa (.417)
  • HR Champion – N/A




  1. Arizona State 4 Western Illinois 2
  2. Northern Colorado 8 North Dakota State 1
  3. Kansas 4 Nebraska-Omaha 3 (9 innings)
  4. Weber State 7 South Carolina 0
  5. Illinois State 2 Iowa State 1
  6. Wayne State 3 South Dakota State 1
  7. Michigan State 9 Northern Iowa 2
  8. Southwest Missouri 12 Ball State 0
  9. Northern Iowa 7 Ball State 3 (Ball State eliminated)
  10. South Dakota State 7 Iowa State 4 (Iowa State eliminated)
  11. Nebraska-Omaha 8 South Carolina 4 (South Carolina eliminated)
  12. Western Illinois 5 North Dakota State 0 (North Dakota State eliminated)
  13. Arizona State 9 Northern Colorado 1
  14. Kansas 5 Weber Sate 2
  15. Illinois State 10 Wayne State 0
  16. Southwest Missouri State 7 Michigan State 2
  17. Northern Iowa defeated Weber State (Weber State eliminated)
  18. Northern Colorado 5 South Dakota State 1 (South Dakota State eliminated)
  19. Nebraska-Omaha 7 Michigan State 6 (Michigan State eliminated)
  20. Western Illinois 14 Wayne State 4 (Wayne State eliminated)
  21. Arizona State 1 Kansas 0
  22. Illinois State 5 Southwest Missouri State 1
  23. Northern Colorado 5 Northern Iowa 0 (Northern Iowa eliminated)
  24. Western Illinois 3 Nebraska-Omaha 1 (Nebraska-Omaha eliminated)
  25. Northern Colorado 2 Kansas 1 (Kansas eliminated)
  26. Southwest Missouri State 3 Western Illinois 2 (Western Illinois eliminated)
  27. Arizona State 9 Illinois State 2
  28. Southwest Missouri State 5 Northern Colorado 1 (Northern Colorado eliminated)
  29. Illinois State 5 Southwest Missouri State 1 (Southwest Missouri State eliminated)
  30. Illinois State 4 Arizona State 0
  31. Arizona State 4 Illinois State 3 (Illinois State eliminated in 16 innings)


1. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1)
2. Illinois State Redbirds (5-2)
3. Southwest Missouri State Bears (4-2)
4. Western Illinois Leathernecks (4-2)
5t. Northern Colorado Bears (3-2)
5t. Kansas Jayhawks (2-2)
7t. Northern Iowa Panthers (2-2)
7t. Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks (2-2)
9t. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (1-2)
9t. Weber State College Wildcats (1-2)
9t. Michigan State Spartans (1-2)
9t. Wayne State College Wildcats (1-2)
13t. Iowa State Cyclones (0-2)
13t. Ball State Cardinals (0-2)
13t. South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2)
13t. North Dakota State Bison (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)