CR Bartels Farms dominates to win NAFA World Series championship

Written by Bob on August 11th, 2017

By CHRIS MURPHY / Sports Reporter
Fargo Inforum, Aug. 11, 2017

FARGO—Zack Pierce has been playing fastpitch softball since he was 4 years old in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The 22-year-old first stepped in the pitcher’s circle at 14 years old. To him, the circle is more like a spotlight, and that’s where he loves to shine.

“You’re main stage,” Pierce said. “You’re right in the center, you’re always involved in the play. Everything you do is in the game. It’s a lot of pressure, but I like pressure.”

Pierce was nearly untouchable in CR Bartels Farms’ (Portland, Ore.) run to a AA Major title in the North American Fastpitch Association World Series at Northside Softball Complex on Friday, Aug. 11.

In the tournament, he was 3-0 with 41 strikeouts in 22 innings, giving up two earned runs. He capped the tournament with four shutout innings, to lead CR Bartels Farms to an 11-0 four-inning win in the title game against the Summerside Eagles of Prince Edward Island of Canada.

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