Category: USSSA Women’s Major

1990 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1990 held at Concord, California.


Champion – Cannan’s Illusion, San Antonio, Texas (70-4)
Runner Up – Empress Chili, Cincinnati, Ohio (73-11)


Cannan’s Illusion defeated Empress Chili 5-1 in the championship game.


  • MVP – Bev Lovett, Cannan (3 HR)
  • Batting Leader – Kathy Riley, Cannan’s – .632
  • HR Leader – Beverly Lovett, Cannan – 3
  • Defensive MVP – Joann VanVliet

1990 ALL WORLD TEAM

Information Needed.

Pam Patrus, Empress Chili
Sue Wehrman, Empress Chili
Tina May, Empress Chili
Lyn Rose, Empress Chili
Theresa Shepherd, Empress Chili

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Cannan’s Illusion, San Antonio, TX
2. Empress Chili, Cincinnati, OH

1989 USSSA Women’s Major Fast Pitch World Series

1989 held at Hutchinson, Kansas.


Champion – Canton Softball Center, Plymouth, Michigan (67-2)
Runner Up – Empress Chili, Cincinnati, Ohio


Canton Softball Center won the championship game 15-3 over Empress Chili. They set a tournament record with 20 home runs for the tournament. They went 5-0 and out scored their opponents 85-15. They hit a tournament record 20 HR total.


  • MVP – Sue Kozoil, Canton
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – Sue Kozoil, Canton – 7
  • Defensive MVP – N/A

1989 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Mary Hoff, Canton Softball
C – Janet Williams, Empress Chili
EH – Denise Eckert, Canton Softball
EH – Mary Strotman, Empress Chili
1B – Lynn Gendron, Canton Softball
1B – Jenny Johnson, Empress Chili
2B – Leslie Kanter, Canton Softball
2B – Kacy Cronin, Mr. A’s Express
3B – Stacey Blaylock, Canton Softball
3B – Donna Smith, Leaverne’s Roadrunners
SS – Sue Koziol, Steele’s
SS – Joann VanVliet, Mr. A’s Express
OF – Allison Cole, Canton Softball
OF – Tina May, Empress Chili
OF – Lyn Rose, Empress Chili
OF – Jan Ezzell, Kate Latters
OF – Denise Haarman, Aero Battery
OF – Denise Sharps, Aero Battery
OF – Cathy Cano, Mr. A’s Express
Manager – Al Campbell, Canton Softball Center

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Canton Softball Center, Plymouth, MI
2. Empress Chili, Cincinnati, OH
3. Mr. A’s Express, Sacramento, CA
4. Steele’s Sports

1988 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1988 held at Garland, Texas.


Champion – Empress Chili, Cincinnati, Ohio (74-23)
Runner Up – County Sports Mice, Levittown, NY


This is also the third straight year that Empress has won the World Series. No team has ever done that before. They won 5 straight games to clinch the title. Four of the games, they won pretty easily, their quarterfinal match against Steele’s Sports was their toughest game as they had to come from behind twice to win 9-8. Pam Patrus was the MVP as she went 14 for 19 (.737 average) and also pitched and won all five games. Including the final game against the County Sports Mice of Long Island. That score was 10-1.


  • MVP – Pam Patrus, Empress Chili (14-19, 737, plus 5-0 pitching)
  • Batting Leader – Debbie Brajevich, County Sports Mice (16-21) – .761
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Defensive MVP – Rita Rodriguez, County Sports Mice
  • Offensive MVP – Debbie Brajevich, County Sports Mice (16-21) – .761

1988 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Pam Patrus, Empress Chili
P – Gail Wasmus, County Sports
C – Jan Deters, Empress Chili
1B – Ann Heider, Huntel Systems/TMI
2B – Marti Bronikowski, Bandit Messengers
2B – Debbie Brajevich, County Sports
2B – Sharon Graham, Empress Chili
3B – Leslie Kanter, Steele’s Sports
3B – Jenny Johnson, Empress Chili
3B – Rita Rodrigues, County Sports
SS – Sue Kozoil, Steele’s
SS – Joann VanVliet, Mrs A’s Express
SS – Lisa Stellato, County Sports
OF – Karen Heeney, Huntel Systems/TMI
OF – Jill Goldberg, Yankees
OF – Allison Cole, Steele’s
OF -Sharon Veltre, County Sports
OF – Tina May, Empress Chili
OF – Rhonda Adams, Empress Chili
Manager – Gloria Hill, Empress Chili


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Empress Chili, Cincinnati, OH
2. County Sports Mice, Levittown, NY
3. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH
4. Huntel Systems/TMI, Blair, NE

1987 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1987 held at Garland, Texas.


Champion – Empress Chili, Cincinnati, Ohio (67-20)
Runner Up – Hub Chrysler Plymouth-South, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


After Hub Chrysler defeated Empress Chili 16-0 in the losers bracket, the Cincinnati club had to come back and then beat Hub Chrysler twice, which they did.  For the first time in USSSA Women’s World Series history, a player not on the winning team was named MVP. As a matter of fact, she was not on the runner-up team either. But Sue Kozoil of Steele’s Sports made such an impact on the teams, players and officials with her pure athleticism, that it was an obvious choice.


  • MVP – Sue Kozoil, Steele’s (.700, 11 HR)
  • Batting Leader – Sue Kozoil, Steele’s – .700
  • HR Leader – Sue Kozoil, Steele’s – 11
  • Defensive MVP – N/A

1987 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Brenda Beyer, Steele’s Sports
C – Jan Deters, Empress Chili
1B – Marianne Thomas, Empress Chili
2B – Sharon Graham, Empress Chili
3B – Cheryl Hanks, Hub Chrysler
SS – Sue Kozoil, Steele’s Sports
OF – Lyn Rose, Empress Chili
OF – Velma Lehman, Empress Chili
OF – Debbie Blazer, Hub Chrysler
OF – Dottie Davis, Steele’s Sports
UT – Shelly Stanicek, Hub Chrysler
UT – Denise Eckert, Huntel Systems
Manager – Gloria Hill, Empress Chili

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Empress Chili, Cincinnati, OH
2. Hub Chrysler Plymouth-South, Milwaukee, WI
3. Steele’s Sports, Grafton OH
4. Orlando Strikers, Orlando, FL

1986 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1986 held at Petersburg, Virginia.


Champion – Empress Chili, Cincinnati, Ohio (72-13)
Runner Up – Benold’s Classics, Austin, Texas


Pitcher Amy Flaugher of Empress Chili pitched a 4-0 shutout in the Championship game to defeat the Benold’s Classics. Empress was led all weekend by the hot bat of Outfielder, Mary Strotman, who walloped 6 Home Runs in the 7 games she played. Empress was 7-0 in the tournament.


  • MVP – Mary Strotman, Empress Chili (6 HR)
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – Mary Strotman, Empress Chile – 6
  • HR Leader – Lisa Jones, Macon Charges – 6
  • Defensive MVP – Dottie Davis, Empress Chile

1986 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Roz Washington, Benold’s Classic
P – Amy Flaugher, Empress Chile
C – Jan Deters, Empress Chile
EH – Pat Susan, Mr. A’s Express
1B – Jenny Johnson, Empress Chile
2B – Red Simpson, Benold’s Classic
3B – Patty Pollard, Weasels
SS – Glenda Washington, Benold’s Classic
SS – Kim Hunter, Virginia Belles
OF – Velma Lehman, Empress Chile
OF – Mary Strotman, Empress Chile
OF – Dottie Davis, Empress Chile
UT – Naomi Cleveland, Benold’s Classic

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Empress Chili, Cincinnati, OH
2. Benold’s Classics, Austin, TX

1985 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1985 held at Concord, California.


Champion – Northside Knights of Columbus, Cincinnati, Ohio
Runner Up – Hustle/Silver Bullets, Richmond, California


Northside Knights of Columbus had to beat undefeated Hustle/Silver Bullets twice to win the title. They sat and regrouped and went about their business winning 5-0 and then 9-4 behind the outstanding pitching of Brenda Ryan. to get to the finals on the last day, Northside beat Famous Recipe 4-1, Stingers 4-2 and Green Machine 4-0. It was no surprise that Ryan was named the MVP. Two-Time defending champ, Little Caesars was eliminated by Famous Recipe of Cincinnati in the later rounds and finished 7th. Famous Recipe finished up 5th.


  • MVP – Brenda Ryan, Northside Knights of Columbus
  • Batting Leader – Sue Gara, Northside Knights of Columbus – .750
  • HR Leader – Laura Fillipp, Hustle/Steele’s
  • Defensive MVP – N/A

1985 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Brenda Ryan, Northside K of C
C – Rene Lindberg, Hustle/Silver Bullets
C – Linda Szefler, Stingers
2B – Rhonda Klette, Northside K of C
2B – Yvonne Arnold, Green Machine
2B – Carrie Johnson, Hustle/Silver Bullets
3B – Jane Shaffer, Stingers
IF – Janet Hunecke, Northside K of C
OF – Michelle Newton, Stingers
OF – Missy Merrell, Northside K of C
OF – Sharon McCormick, Northside K of C
OF – Linda Alder, Green Machine
OF – Lydia Yopp, Green Machine
OF – Denice Fogal, Hustle/Silver Bullets
OF – Jaynie Gordon, Hustle/Silver Bullets
OF – Jackie Munn, Hustle/Silver Bullets
Manager – Dick Goedde, Northside K of C

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Northside Knights of Columbus, Cincinnati, OH
2. Hustle/Silver Bullets, Richmond, CA
3. Green Machine, Richmond, CA
4. Stingers, Royal Oak, MI

1984 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1984 held at Southgate, Michigan.


Champion – Little Caesar’s, Southfield, Michigan (74-5)
Runner Up – Lady Comets, Satellite Beach, Florida


Pitcher Brenda Beyer of Little Caesars left no doubt who the Outstanding Defensive player of the tournament would be as she shutout the powerful Lady Comets offense by twirling a 1-0 victory in the Championship game. Outfielder Dottie Davis was the Tournament MVP. This is the 4th World Championship for Al Campbell and his Little Caesars squad. They have been a powerhouse for over 10 years now. Third baseman Linda Mueller is in her 11th year. She is one of only 4 women inducted into the USSSA Hall of Fame. By her 500th game, she had already passed 1000 hits and she passed the 1500 hit mark this season. First Basemen Jackie Huggins is a 4-time All World Player.

Shortstop Patti Silya was a child prodigy who broke into Class – A softball at the age of 13. She was the MVP last year as she hit a record 9 home runs for a Womens’ World Series. eleven year veteran Dottie Davis is the only remaining member of the original team from 1969.

And to a player, Al Campbell is the greatest coach in USSSA Women’s Softball History. The team was sponsored by Beaumont Hospital and finished second in its first world series in 1974. Little Caesars took over the following year.


  • MVP – Dottie Davis, Little Caesars (13-23, .570, 2 HR)
  • Batting Leader – Dottie Davis, Caesars – .570
  • HR Leader – Karen Foley, Chicagoans – 4
  • Defensive MVP – Brenda Beyer, Little Caesars

1984 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Brenda Beyer, Little Caesars
C – Jan Deters, Famous Recipe
EH – Diane Hotchrein, Precision Erecting
1B – Jackie Huggins, Little Caesars
2B – Mary Crechiollo, Little Caesars
3B – Mary Hoff, Lady Comets
SS – Carol Sullivan, Lady Comets
OF – Dottie Davie, Little Caesars
OF – Lynn Putnam, Little Caesars
OF -Tina May, Famous Recipe
OF – Anna (Clements) Goodnough, Lady Comets
OF -Tina Maglaya, Precision Erecting
UT – Linda Mueller, Little Caesars
UT -Pam Patrus, Famous Recipe
Manager – Al Campbell, Little Caesars

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI
2. Lady Comets, Satellite Beach, FL
3. Famous Recipe, Cincinnati, OH
4. Precision Erecting, Kenosha, WI

1983 USSSA Major Women’s Slow Pitch World Series

1983 held at Omaha, Nebraska.


Champion – Little Caesar’s, Detroit, Michigan (76-6)
Runner Up – Sunshiners, Jacksonville, Florida


Little Caesars came back through the losers bracket to beat the Sunshiners in both Championship games. The scores were 16-1 and 15-7. Caesars eliminated both 3rd place Huntel Systems and 4th place Famous Recipe to capture the title.


  • MVP – Patti Silye, Little Caesars (21-30, .700, 9 HR, .25 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Linda Dutton, Huntel Systems – .740
  • HR Leader – Patti Silye, Little Caesars – 9
  • Defensive MVP – Leslie Hagen, Sunshiners

1983 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Tish Miller, Little Caesars
C – Jill Stenwall, Huntel Systems
1B – Jackie Huggins, Little Caesars
2B – Mary Crechiolo, Little Caesars
3B – Pam Patrus, Famous Recipe
SS – Patti Silya, Little Caesars
OF – Lynn Putnam, Little Caesars
OF – Carmen King, Little Caesars
OF – Mary Hoisser, Avanti
OF – Carlita Raulerson, Sunshiners
OF – Ellie Stoder, Huntel Systems
OF – Jan Deters, Famous Recipe
UT – Leslie Hagen, Sunshiners
UT – Debbie Bregler, Sunshiners
Manager – Al Campbell, Little Caesars

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI
2. Sunshiners, Jacksonville, FL
3. Huntel Systems, Blair, NE
4. Famous Recipe, Cincinnati, OH

1982 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Satellite Beach, Florida.


Champion – Lady Comets, Satellite Beach, Florida (35-6)
Runner Up – Famous Recipe, Cincinnati, Ohio


In the Championship game, the Lady Comets fell behind 2-0 before a second inning outburst sent 12 batters to the plate scoring 8 runs, capped by long home runs by Martha Litz and Stephanie Hines, the Comets rolled to a 10-6 championship game win. Earlier, the Lady Comets defeated the Cincinnati girls 11-10 in the winners bracket final. Hines hit 2 HRs in that game, while Litz hit one also. Little Caesars won 8 straight in the losers bracket before being eliminated by the Wooden Nickel. Famous Recipe, after the loss to the Lady Comets defeated the Wooden Nickel in the losers bracket final.


  • MVP – Martha Litz, Comets (.520, 2 HR)
  • Batting Leader – Jan Deters, Famous Recipe
  • HR Leader – Patti Silye, Little Caesars – 7
  • Defensive MVP – Carol Sullivan, Lady Comets

1982 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Linda Boyle, Lady Comets
C – Sonya Cook, Lady Comets
SS – Carol Sullivan, Lady Comets
IF – Kathy Ober, Famous Recipe
IF – Martha Litz, Lady Comets
IF – Sue Clark, Lady Comets
OF – Stephanie Hines, Lady Comets (.571, 3 HR)
OF – Velma Lehman, Famous Recipe
OF – Jan Deters, Famous Recipe
OF – Lynn Putnam, Little Caesars
Manager – Judy Hedgecock, Lady Comets

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 69 teams)

1. Lady Comets, Satellite Beach, FL
2. Famous Recipe, Cincinnati, OH
3. Wooden Nickel, Kinston, NC
4. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI (8-2)

1981 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1981 held at Hutchinson, Kansas.


Champion – Virginia Belles, Chesterfield, Virginia
Runner Up – Stroh’s Fox Valley Lassies, St. Charles, Illinois


  • MVP – Jeri Haynes (1 HR)
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – Patti Silye, Little Caesars – 2
  • HR Leader – Carmen King, Little Caesars – 2
  • Defensive MVP – Mary Stark, Stroh’s Fox Valley Lassies

1981 ALL WORLD TEAM

Jeri Haynes, Virginia Belles
Mary Stark, Fox Valley
Patti Silye, Little Caesars
Carmen King, Little Caesars
Information incomplete.

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 92 teams)

1. Virginia Belles, Chesterfield, VA
2. Stroh’s Fox Valley Lassies, St. Charles, IL
3. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI
4. Sweeney Chevrolet, Cincinnati, OH