Class of 2014
Illinois ASA Hall of Fame
Meeting in Decatur recently, the
Illinois Amateur Softball Association Executive Board selected
four teams and 12 individuals for induction into the Illinois
ASA Softball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction
Ceremony will be held on April 12 at the Hotel and Conference
Center in Decatur.
Zeigler Raiders, Mens
Fastptich team for 23 years. Won two Class A (formerly Class B)
state championships in the 1970's and compiled an overall record
of 1,107 wins and 368
losses. Also finished runnerup to Decatur in the 1979 Mens Major
Fastpitch State Tournament in Arcola.
Kankakee Kardinals, Mens Fastpitch team for 15 years, finished
2nd three times in Mens Class A (formerly B) state tournament.
Finished 3rd in Class B Nationals, won the
Midwest Class B Regional. In a ten year cycle in the 1970's, they
won 427 and lost only 231.
Annawan/Atkinson Snicks, Mens Slopitch team out of the
Quad Cities area from 1970-1988. Won approximately 80 per cent
of their games including the 1983 and 1988 Class
A State Championships.
Nokomis Bud Light, Mens Fastpitch team that won four (4)
Class A state titles from 2001-2011. During that ten year period
they won 365 and lost 218. The championship years
were 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2011.
Jim Trump, Player, Greenfield, Illinois....3rd Baseman,
infielder for 35 years with Gillespie, Alton, Edwardsville, Springfield
and Decatur. Career .300 hitter.
Rudy Klokkenga, Meritorious Service, Bloomington, Illinois....Former
pitcher, key booster of Bloomington Hearts, Bloomington Lady Hearts,
announcer for ISU and BNGSA games.
Earl Eichelberger, Player, Champaign, Illinois........Played
in the 1940's and 50's for Champaign and Mahomet. Catcher who
was MVP in 1964 A State Tournament.
Tom Laue, Player, Shumway, Illinois.....Fastpitch player
for 40 years with Shumway and Stewarson-Strasberg Tates Farm Implement.
Holds Tates team record for most pitching wins and RBI's.
Scott Standerfer, Manager, Charleston, Illinois....Managed
teams in Decatur, Illinois; Marathon, Wisconsin; Peoria, Illinois;
St. Louis, Missouri and Houston, Texas.
Lisa Cuocci, Player/Umpire, Benton, Illinois....Played
for West Frankfort Cardinals, Umpired for 25 years including 6
ASA Nationals, 10 fastpitch state tourneys and several NCAA Tournaments.
Bill Hamer, Manager, Annawan, Illinois.....Sponsor, organizer
and manager for Annawan/Atkinson Snicks mens slopitch team from
the Quad Cities area.
Jim Collins, Meritorious Service, Towanda, Illinois....Infielder,
coach and manager for 30 years for Bloomington Budwseiser, Bloomington
Laesch Dairy, Bloomington Ebach Realty, Bloomington GMC and Bloomington
Richard Well, Player/Manager, Vandalia, Illinois.....Manager
and standout catcher/hitter for Vandalia Freight, a team that
won two class A national championships.
Nick Casey, Player, Vandalia, Illinois.....First baseman
for Vandalia Freight, a team that won two class A national championships.
Don Schultz, Outfielder, Decatur, Illinois.....Center fielder
for 20 years with Decatur Bob's Tap, Chryslers Academy, Dectur
Merchants, and several Industrial League teams. Career .300 hitter.
Zam Mogil-Hay, Pitcher, Schereville, Indiana.....Pitcher
for Bloomington Lady Hearts and Eastern Illinois University. Holds
records in IHSA and at Eastern Illinois University, where she
is in the Hall of Fame.