Category: USSSA Women’s Major

1980 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1980 held at Kinston, North Carolina.


Champion – Taylor Sporting Goods Stingers, Taylor, Michigan
Runner Up – Wintonaire Restaurant, Rochester, New York


A bases loaded walk in the top half of the 7th inning with 2 outs was all it took for Taylor’s Sporting Goods to come out on top of the Championship game 9-8. Wendy Bolton walked Sue Pulji to force in the deciding run. The Rochester squad could not tie the game in the bottom of the 7th.


  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Lynn Putham, Taylor Sports (.739)
  • HR Leader – N/A

1980 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Deb Keller, Fox Valley Lassies
C – Linda McCoy, Wintonaire
C – Jo Sauve, Fox Valley Lassies
1B – Jackie Huggins, Taylor Sporting Goods
1B – Liz Bush, Wintonaire
2B – Robin Wesselman, Ohio Rockettes
2B – Sue Reidel, Taylor Sporting Goods
3B – Cindy Martin, Wintonaire
SS – Denise Leary, Wintonaire
SS – Kim Reddington, Louisville Tams
OF – Patty Silya, Taylor Sporting Goods
OF – Nancy Gumtow, Taylor Sporting Goods
OF – Lynn Putnam, Taylor Sporting Goods
OF – Gail Lester, Ohio Rockettes
OF – Diane Keane, Ohio Rockettes
OF – Helen Biddle, Fox Valley Lassies
OF – Leilani Yopp, Green Machine
Manager – Al Campbell, Taylor Sporting Goods

FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 92 teams)

1. Taylor Sporting Goods Stingers, Taylor, MI
2. Wintonaire Restaurant, Rochester, NY
3. Fox Valley Lassies, Champaign, IL
4. Ohio Rockettes, Columbus, OH

1979 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1979 held at Southgate, Michigan.


Champion – Little Caesar’s, Detroit, Michigan
Runner Up – Fox Valley Lassies, St. Charles, Illinois


Little Caesars went undefeated and beat Fox Valley 8-0 in the championship game. The tournament was plagued by rain and rising flood waters.


  • MVP – Izzy Forester, Little Caesar’s
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – N/A

1979 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Marcia Lackowski, Little Caesar’s
P – Sally Worden, East Tennessee Mills
C – Vel Seldon, Fox Valley Lassies
1B – Jackie Huggins, Taylor Sports Stingers
1B – Helen Biddle, Fox Valley Lassies
2B – Amy Gierak, Taylor Sports Stingers
2B – Mo Morrisrow, Little Ceasar’s
3B – Patty Rendine, Little Ceasar’s
SS – Pan Rendine, Little Ceasar’s
SS – Charlotte Dent, East Tennessee Mills
OF – Marcia Stark, Kentucky Fried Chicken
OF – Nancy Izzy Forrester, Little Caesar’s
OF – Irene Dill, Springfield Robinettes
OF – Dottie Davis, Little Caesar’s
OF – Jackie Cresco, Fox Valley Lassies
OF – Susan Slade, East Tennessee Mills
Manager – Mike Rendine, Little Caesar’s


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 86 teams)

1. Little Ceasar’s, Detroit, MI
2. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY

All Sports Uniforms – Detroit, MI, Columbus Roadrunners – Columbus, OH, Proitti’s – Rochester, NY also participated.

1978 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1978 held at Southgate, Michigan.


Champion – Little Ceasar’s, Detroit, Michigan
Runner Up – Pace Electronics, Rochester, New York (47-17 prior to World)


All Pace had to do is win one game to repeat their World Championship from 1977.  Sometimes things don’t go to plan as Little Caesars won the first final 15-11 behind 8 errors by Pace to send the tournament to the deciding game. And Little Caesars won 4-2 on a two out bad hop single in the 7th inning that plated the winning runs.


  • MVP – Carolyn Kavalauskus, Little Ceasar’s
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – N/A

1978 ALL WORLD TEAM

Carolyn Kavalauskus, Little Ceasar’s

The rest of the team is not available.


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Little Ceasar’s, Detroit, MI
2. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY

All Sports Uniforms – Detroit, MI, Columbus Roadrunners – Columbus, OH, Proitti’s – Rochester, NY also participated.

1977 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1977 held at Detroit, Michigan.


Champion – Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY (77-20)
Runner Up – Real Estate One Stingers, Redford, MI (58-14)


Pace Electronics won 7 straight games to capture the USSSA World Championship. The Stingers jumped out to a 7-2 lead, but Pace fought back. Finally in the bottom of the 7th inning, Doris Chance drove in Mary Ellen Burt with the winning run in the final game to come out on top 8-7. Stan’s Auto, a team that has finished in the top 5 since 1972 was eliminated and finished in 10th place. They had a 59-11 record on the season and since 1972, they have been 465-57 with 2 World Series titles, 2 third place finishes, a fourth and now a tenth.


  • MVP – Kim Perkins, Pace Electronics (.535)
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – N/A

1977 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Mary Ellen Ford, Pace Electronics
C – Pat Schmitt, Pace Electronics
1B – Sherry Albrecht, Real Estate One
2B – Nancy Izzy Forrester, Little Caesars
3B – Kim Malcolm, Pace Electronics
SS – Jenny Johnson, Sweeney’s
OF – Kim Perkins, Pace Electronics
OF – Julie Swartout, Real Estate One
OF – Carman King, Real Estate One
UT – Glenis Hester, Getz
UT – Pam Leonard, East Tennessee Mills
UT – Alice Kennedy, Kirkman Concrete
UT – Peggy Michelin, Sweeney’s
Manager – Duane McCoy, Pace


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 58 total teams)

1. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY 7-0
2. Real Estate One, Detroit, MI
3. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI
4. Sweeney Chevrolet, Cincinnati, OH
5t. Kirkman Concrete, Ashville, NC
5t. N/A
7t. East Tennessee Mills, Johnson City, TN
7t. Stan’s Auto, New Castle, PA (68-6)

1976 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1976 held at Petersburg, Virginia.


Champion – Sweeney’s Chevrolet, Cincinnati, Ohio
Runner Up – Squirrel Hill Softball Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Sweeney’s came through the loser’s bracket to win five straight on the last day to capture the USSSA Worlds. They defeated Squirrel Hill from Pittsburgh 3-1 in 9 innings and then the final championship game 10-4.


  • MVP – Jenny Johnson, Sweeney’s Chevrolet (.556)
  • Batting Leader – Jenny Johnson, Sweeney’s – .556
  • HR Leader – Bev “Bunny” Fajerski,, Stan’s Auto – 1 (The only HR of the tournament)

1976 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Peg Carney, Sweeney’s Chevrolet
C – Jo Woods, Sweeney’s Chevrolet
1B – Donna Doellman, Avoca Park
2B – Donna Hodnick, Squirrel Hill
3B – Annette Johnson, Squirrel Hill
SS – Jenny Johnson, Sweeney’s Chevrolet
OF – Rita Belavic, Stan’s Auto Sales
OF – Debbie Zarin, Squirrell Hill
OF – Bev “Bunny” Fajerski, Stan’s Auto Sales
OF – Carmen King, Real Estate One
UT – Joyce Miller, Fred Hill Builders
UT – Debbie Scruggs, Associate Consumers
UT – Lynn Putman Gendron, Real Estate One


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 62 total teams)

1. Sweeney’s Chevrolet, Cincinnati, OH
2. Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA (37-5)
3. Stan’s Auto Sales, New Castle, PA (55-8)
4. Real Estate One Stingers, Redford, MI
5t. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI

1975 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1975 held at Southgate, Michigan.


Champion – Real Estate One Stingers, Redford, Michigan
Runner Up – Enrico’s, Cincinnati, Ohio


Marilyn Cech held off the Enrico’s in the championship game and pitched the Real Estate Stingers to an 9-1 victory and the World Championship. Shirley Patterson pitched for Enrico’s. Cech surrendered 12 hits, but only 1 run. Sherry Crane was 4-4 in the Championship game. Cech helped her own cause with a 2-3 game. Six different players had at least 2 hits for the Stingers in the game.


  • MVP – Sherry Crane, Stingers (.619)
  • Batting Leader – Connie Carlson, Heales’ Mfg. – .667
  • HR Leader – Kimba Cornell, Washington Plastic – 3

1975 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Marilyn Cech, Real Estate One
C – Martha Kidd, Enrico’s (.563)
1B – Sherry Crane, Real Estate One (.619)
2B – Bev Beck, Enrico’s (.600)
3B – Ginny Belavia, Pace (.467)
SS – Supe Reidel, Real Estate One (.350)
OF – Pat Bryan, Kolesar, Ins. (.500)
OF – Kris Thompson, Enrico’s (.438)
OF – Bennie Jones, Kelly Tavern (.545)
OF – Connie Carlson, Heales Mfg. (.667)
UT – Evelyn Abell, Loungettes (.500)


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 35 total teams)

1. Real Estate One Stingers, Redford, MI
2. Enrico’s, Cincinnati, OH
3. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY
4. Kolesar Insurance, Louisville, KY
5t. Kelley Tavern, Rochester, NY
5t. Stan’s Auto Sales, New Castle, PA (68-6)

1974 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1974 held at Royal Oak, Michigan.


Champion – Stan’s Auto Sales, New Castle, Pennsylvania (68-13)
Runner Up – Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan


Luann Grybowski led Stan’s Auto to an undefeated (6-0) run through the Worlds to repeat and win another championship. She pitched a 7-0 shutout over Muxworthy’s of Rochester in the winners bracket semi-final. Linda Argal and Rita Belavic each had three hits in the game. Then defeated Beaumont 5-1. Grybowski’s bases loaded double in the 7th inning was the icing on the cake. . The last few innings were played in the rain. Stan’s sat undefeated, while Sorrento’s Pizza was to play the Loungettes of Louisville. That winner to then play Beaumont for the right to play Stan’s in the Championship. The rains continued and the tournament was called off. Stan’s was awarded the title by being the only unbeaten team, Beaumont was awarded second place because they lost the winner’s bracket final. And Sorrento’s and Loungettes were tied for third. ,Second Basemen Mary West was named the Tournament MVP. Stan’s and Beaumont each placed three ladies on the All-World team.


  • MVP – Mary West, Stan’s Auto (11-23, .478)
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – N/A

1974 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Luann Grybowski, Stan’s Auto (gave up only 7 runs in 6 games, with a shutout)
2B – Mary West, Stan’s Auto (.478)
3B – Linda Argal, Stan’s Auto
OF – Jenny Bellavia, Pace
OF – Evelyn Abell, Loungettes (12-25, .480)

No more information provided.


OTHERS

Patty Palmer, Red Shield (15-26, .577)
Jamie Wadell, Loungettes (12-22, .545)
Lou Wheeler, Loungettes (11-22, .500)


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 74 total teams)

1. Stans Auto Sales, New Castle, PA (6-0)
2. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
3. Loungettes, Louisville, KY (6-1)
3. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH (5-1)

*The tournament was shortened by rain.

1973 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1973 held at Colonial Heights, Virginia.


Champion – Stan’s Auto, New Castle, Pennsylvania (120-8)
Runner Up – Pittsburgh Orioles, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Orioles beat Stans 6-5 to force ‘if’ game, then Stans beat Orioles 2-1. Stan’s Pitcher, Luann Grybowski, Stan’s Auto gave up 10 runs in 7 games (with 2 shutouts) and won final 2-1. They defeated First National Bank of toledo in the winners bracket final, 3-0. There were 48 teams entered in this tournament. In a special not of interest, Carol Aselin, Muxworthy’s Pitcher, hurled a no-hitter against the Nor-Cal A’s, quite an achievement in Slow Pitch Softball. The Orioles were sent to the losers bracket on a 3-1 loss to Stan’s. They won four straight to the finals, including their win in the first final game, before being losing the Championship. Stan’s scored their winning run in the 4th inning of the final game. The game was tied at one each, Veronica Funera opened the inning up with a single, but was forced at second by a grounder by Karen Reinhard (she scored the first run for Stans when she singled and then later scored on a fielders choice off the bat of Terry Waters). After Mary West flied out, Reinhard advanced to third on Lynn Runyon’s single. Terry Waters then got a base hit to bring Reinhard in with the second and deciding run.


  • MVP – Terry Waters, Stans Auto (11-20, .550)
  • Batting Leader – Jackie Goff, Nor-Cal A’s (11-16) – .688
  • HR Leader – N/A (Nor-Cal A’s won the team HR Award, no information on personal numbers)

1973 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Luann Grybowski, Stan’s Auto
P – Jackie Storey, Pittsburgh Orioles
P – Carol Aselin, Muxworthy’s
C – Debbie Ringle, First National (8-19, .421)
1B – Veronica Funera, Stan’s Auto (10-26, .385)
2B – Mary West, Stan’s Auto (10-23, .435)
3B – Terry Waters, Stan’s Auto (11-20, .550)
SS – Bev Bunny Fajerski, Pittsburgh Orioles (16-28, .571)
OF – Vicki Millender, Pittsburgh Orioles (12-28, .428)
OF – Evelyn Abell, Loungettes (10-20, .500)
OF – Clare Mirehood, CT&O Yankees (11-23, .478)
OF – Jackie Goff, Nor-Cal A’s (11-16, .688)
Manager – Mike Sikofolis, Stan’s Auto


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 48 total teams)

1. Stan’s Auto, New Castle, PA (6-1)
2. Pittsburgh Orioles, Pittsburgh, PA (7-2)
3. First National Bank, Toledo, OH (4-2)
4. Muxworthy Ski Haus, Rochester, NY (4-2)
5t. Nor-Cal A’s, San Francisco, CA (6-2)
5t. CT &O Yankees, Loveland, OH (6-2)

1972 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1972 held at Rochester, New York.


Champion – Muxworthys Ski Haus, Rochester, NY (64-4)
Runner Up – Pittsburgh Orioles, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Stan’s Auto was the big talk of this tournament. They came out of nowhere (actually New Castle, PA) and after winning their first game 19-2, lost 2nd round game to FOP Majorettes 4-3, then won 6 in a row outscoring their opponents 69-13 along the way, before being eliminated by the Pittsburgh Orioles by a 5-1 score. Orioles then beat Muxworthy 11-3 in the first final, setting up the winner take all game where Muxworthy prevailed 9-3. Pat Schmitt came into the tournament with an incredible season under her belt. She batted .507 and hit 21 Home Runs. Muxwortthy’s was 5-1, The Orioles were 5-2, in third was Stan’s Auto at 7-2 and the Louisville Majorettes were fourth. There were 36 teams entered in this years event.


  • MVP – Jenny Bellavia, Muxworthy
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – Veronica Funera, Stan’s Auto – 5

1972 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Carol Aselin, Muxworthy
P – Luann Grybowski, Stan’s Auto (7-2 pitching, gave up 23 runs in 9 games)
C – Pat Schmitt, Muxworthy (11-20, .550)
1B – Veronica Funera, Stan’s (20-36, .556, 5 HR)
1B – Sue Dixon, Pittsburgh Orioles
2B – Linda Donofrio, Muxworthy
3B – N/A
SS – Debbie Cecere, Pittsburgh Orioles
OF – Jenny Bellavia, Muxworthy
OF – Sharon Kowalski, Muxworthy
OF – N/A
OF – N/A
Manager – Duane McCoy, Muxworthy


OTHERS

Lynn Runyon, Stan’s Auto (14-27, .519)


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 36 total teams)

1. Muxworthy’s Ski Haus, Rochester, NY (6-1)
2. Pittsburgh Orioles, Pittsburgh, PA (5-2)
3. Stan’s Auto, New Castle, PA (7-2) 100-11 season record
4. FOP Majorettes, Louisville, KY
5. Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

1971 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1971 held at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Champion – East End Debs, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (52-6)
Runner Up – Pittsburgh Orioles, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Jeri Reidel of the Debs hurled a 9-0 shutout over the Pittsburgh Orioles to win the Championship. The Orioles managed just six hits off Reidel. She helped her own cause by going 3-4 and scoring 2 runs herself. Reidel pitched all the games for the Debs and went 5-0, allowing just 6 runs in those 5 games. It was a Pittsburgh affair as the Orioles had to beat Pittsburgh Baierl Chevrolet in the losers bracket final to reach the Debs. Pittsburgh teams finished 1, 2, 3 and 5. Georgetown Village of Ohio was 4th and Penn Hills of Pittsburgh was 5th. 22 teams entered this event, making it the largest Women’s World Championship to date. 5 of the teams were from PA. 4 were from KY, NY and VA. 2 from Maryland, while 1 each from OH, IN and NC.


  • MVP – Jeri Riedel, East End Debs (allowed 6 runs in 5 games)
  • Batting Leader – Jeri Riedel, East End Debs
  • Batting Leader – Janet Schmidt, East End Debs
  • HR Leader – Dottie Galligan, Indiana Majorettes – 3

1971 ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Jeri Reidel, Debs (3-4 in final)
P – Olivia Jones, Orioles (0-3 in final)
C – Sue Anderson, Debs (2-4 in final)
C – Pat Miller, Baierl Chevrolet
1B – Sue Dixon, Orioles (1-3 in final)
2B – Jan Kasnevica, Baierl Chevrolet
3B – Bonnie Perella, Debs (2-4 in final)
SS – Debbie Cecerie, Orioles (1-2 in final)
SS – Dottie Galligan, Indiana Majorettes
SF – Debbie Lesesne, Orioles (0-3 in final)
OF – Janet Schmitt, Debs (3-4 in final)
OF – Jody Manore, Georgetown
OF – Jean Deliman, Baierl Chevrolet
Manager – James Reidel, Debs


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 22 total teams)

1. East End Debs, Pittsburgh, PA (5-0)
2. Pittsburgh Orioles, Pittsburgh, PA (4-2)
3. Baierl Chevrolet, Pittsburgh, PA (4-2)
4. Georgetown Village, Toledo, OH (4-2)
5. Penn Hill, Pittsburgh, PA (3-2)