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So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League heading for the Marines

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The next So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) Masters tournament (age 40-older) will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA. This tournament will have a maximum of 8 teams do to limited fields.

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Beaumont Coyotes celebrate 40th Annual 4th of July men’s fastpitch tournament

Monday, June 19th, 2017

By RICHARD SORIANO, Sr.
Coyote ballplayer

BEAUMONT, Calif. – The 40th Annual Beaumont Coyotes Fastpitch Softball Tournament will be held June 30th and July 1-2 at Rangel Park, home of Valdivia Field, named in honor of David Valdivia Sr..

While many teams in So. Calif. have long since folded, Valdivia has been steadfast in keeping the Beaumont Coyotes and the tournament alive since the 1970s, and as a source of pride in the Beaumont community.

TEN TEAMS from different parts of Southern California will be participating.

Come down to watch some good competition and enjoy the great homemade Mexican food served in the snack bar.

  • In 2016, the Coyotes took 4th place in the NAFA World Series in Mankato, Minn. They will attend again this year in Fargo, ND.
  • A Step Back In Time: Mark Rako Joins Elite Company In Fastpitch Hall of Fame

    Monday, June 19th, 2017

    Mark “Vinnie” Rako poses with legendary U.S. Olympic softball player Dot Richardson during the University of Dubuque’s spring trip to Florida in March, 2013


    Platteville pitcher to join SW Wisocnsin Fast Pitch Hall of Fame

    By Jason Nihles
    sports@theplattevillejournal.com
    SWNEWS4u.com
    POSTED June 5, 2013 2:27 p.m.

    BOSCOBEL, Wisc. – Mark Rako’s fast-pitch softball career began 41 years ago as a 14-year-old boy on the old field in Arthur.

    Over the course of a career that spanned five decades “Vinnie”, as he was better known by teammates and opponents alike, developed into one of the best pitchers in the area.

    “I don’t think some people even know my real name,” Rako joked.

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    Photos of the 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Friday, June 16th, 2017

    JAKE BENDER drills a pitch into left-field to help the Oklahoma Sykos defeat the So. Calif. Budmen, 6-1, in the first-round of the Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch tournament at Sunset Park in Las Vegas, Friday. The Sykos are competing in the 16-team A division that concludes Sunday with the championship game scheduled for 3 p.m. Photo By BOB OTTO

    LAS VEGAS – The Southern California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) has posted photos I took of the annual Las Vegas Road Trip Men’s fastpitch Tournament.

    For a viewing, click on: 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip Photos

    39th Annual Rice Lake Invitational final results

    Friday, June 16th, 2017

    By RONN KOPP
    Tournament Committee
    NAFA President
    Wisconsin NAFA

    RICE LAKE, Wisc. – After surviving an opening round scare from the upset-minded Cushing Tigers by the score of 4-3, Odin Fastpitch of the southwestern Minnesota town of Odin, Minnesota, population 106, racked up two more wins to claim the title of the rain-shortened 39th edition of the Aquafest Men’s Fastpitch Invitational Tournament held at Tate Park in Rice Lake June 9-11.

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    Rice Lake, Wisc. Men’s Fastpitch Tournament Bracket

    Friday, June 9th, 2017

    RICE LAKE, Wisc. – The nine teams are poised at the starting line and at 8 Friday night the host Rice Lake Orangemen will square off with Strikers Lane of Baldwin to kick off the 39th Annual Rice Lake Men’s Invitational Fastpitch Tournament at Tate Park.

    THE BRACKET


    Bracket Courtesy of Jess Chevrette

    39th Annual Rice Lake, Wisconsin Men’s Fastpitch Invitational a highlight of Aquafest celebration

    Tuesday, June 6th, 2017


    Rice Lake Orangemen pitcher Nicolas Siebenlist delivers a pitch to catcher Travis Thompson during the Jack Grafmeier Tournament in Kimberly, Wisc., June 4. The Orangemen return to action in the Rice Lake Invitational Tournament, June 9-10, seeking to win the championship in the ball club’s 39th appearance in the event that features teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kansas. Photo By SHAWNTELLE DAWES

    RICE LAKE, Wisc. – Six teams from Wisconsin, two from Minnesota, and one from Kansas make up the roster of teams for the 39th Rice Lake Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament to be held June 9-11, once again as part of the city’s Aquafest celebration.

    2016 defending champion Tin Cup of St. Paul and runner-up Ostrander Norsemen of Ostrander, Minnesota are not entered in this year’s meet.

    Wisconsin entries include Striker’s Lanes of Baldwin, Dugout Bar and Grill and Cushing Tigers of Cushing, Ben’s Northern Bar-Deer’s Food Locker of Luck, The Stoneyard of Appleton, and the Rice Lake Orangemen, the only team to have played in all 38 previous events.

    Len’s Automotive of St. Paul and last year’s third-place finisher, Odin Fastpitch, are the two Gopher State entries.

    The Kansas entry is Wizard of Oz from Silver Lake, a perennial entry in national fastpitch competition of the North American Fastpitch Association.

  • Play begins Friday evening at Rice Lake’s Tate Park with one game, that at 8:00 p.m., and continues all day Saturday with opening games at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday starting at 9:00 a.m. The event concludes early Sunday evening.
  • 2017 Annual Rice Lake Invitational in Rice Lake, Wisconsin

    Friday, June 2nd, 2017

    By RONN KOPP
    NAFA President

    RICE LAKE, Wisc. – The 39th Annual Rice Lake Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament will be held June 9-11 at Fred Tate Memorial Park in Rice Lake.

      TOURNAMENT DETAILS
  • Team Classifications: NAFA “AA,” “A-Major,” and “A”
  • Tournament Size: 12 Teams (The first 12 to submit complete entries, including roster)
  • Tournament Format: NAFA 3-game guarantee
  • Entry Fee: $225 payable to Rice Lake Orangemen Fastpitch
  • **Send separate check for $35 to “Wisconsin NAFA” if year 2017 NAFA team registration is desired. This is not required for Invitational entry.**

  • Rosters: Teams may list a maximum of 18 players on their roster. Rosters MUST be on the attached form and completely filled out, and MUST be submitted along with the tournament entry fee for entry to be accepted.
  • AWARDS (Based on 12 team field)

    • 1st place $600 sponsor’s expense money plus trophy
    • 2nd $450 sponsor’s expense money plus trophy
    • 3rd $300 sponsor’s expense money plus trophy
    • 4th $150 sponsor’s expense money plus trophy
    • Individual trophies to tournament MVP and All-Tournament team selections
    • MAIL CHECKS TO

      Rice Lake Orangemen
      Post Office Box 202
      Rice Lake, WI 54868

      2017 TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
      Loren Lathrop, Phone 608-422-5781 or 608-228-2430

    So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League Tournament In Santa Fe Springs

    Friday, June 2nd, 2017

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – SCIFL is hosting a masters tournament (age 40-over) Sunday, June 4, at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs.

    TEAMS PARTICIPATING

  • Knights
  • Patriots
  • Bandits
  • Quakes
  • Casa Trejo
  • Budmen
  • Streamline
  • Panteras
  • THE SCHEDULE
    SCIFL Masters Schedule

    SCIFL CONTACT

    So Cal Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL)
    Jesse Ortiz, Commissioner
    P.O. Box 6572
    Burbank, CA 91510
    Email: info (at) scifastpitch.com
    Cell: 661-510-8928

    Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament reaches championship Sunday

    Sunday, May 28th, 2017

    FARGO, No. Dak. – After 18 games, the Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament will wrap up Sunday in a single elimination playoff at Northside Softball Complex with games starting at 9 a.m.

    Kegel / Apex (3-0), Notre Dame (2-1), Fargo Rooters (2-1) and the Fargo Bombers (3-0) all received first-round byes and will play at 10:30, taking on the winners of the 9 a.m. first-round.

    The semi-finals are scheduled for noon, followed shortly by the championship at 1:30.

      SATURDAY’S POOL PLAY SCORES