CR Bartels advances to NAFA AA-Major World Series final

Written by Bob on August 10th, 2017

FARGO, N.D. – Tony Gonzalez and Darren Koster homered, and Dean Walter pitched shutout relief to power CR Bartels of Portland, Ore. to an 8-2 victory over the Rice Lake, Wisc. Orangemen in the AA-Major winner’s bracket final, Thursday, at the Northside Softball Complex in Fargo.

The win improves CR Bartels to 4-0, while the Orangemen fall to 3-1 and must advance through the loser’s bracket for a return engagement with the Portland ball club for a chance at the AA-Major crown.

The AA-Major championship is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday. (See AA-Major bracket)

The Orangemen will engage Summerside (2-1) of Prince Edward Island, Canada, in the loser’s bracket final, scheduled for 9 a.m., Friday.

Gonzalez got CR Bartels off to a good start with a two-run homer over the left-field fence in the first inning, and CR Bartels added four more in the fourth and two in the sixth seal the win.

Gonzalez and Jason Obregon had two hits each to lead Portland’s batsmen.

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. JRW says:

    Pitcher is Shawn Koster. Dean Waltier is not a pitcher. Probably was the DP for the pitcher. Maybe a score-keeping or line-up error.

  2. Bob says:

    I went by the the score keepers input in the Playnafa stats. Didn’t think it looked right, but excepted that they knew what they were doing.

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