2014 NAFA Western Championship

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Wrap-up: 2014 First Annual NAFA Western Championship

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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BY BENJIE HEDGECOCK / NAFA Executive Director

The first annual NAFA Western Championship is complete, the overall rating by all involved comes in favorable, with yet some work to make next year’s event bigger and better. With that, Benjie Hedgecock of NAFA has his thoughts on the championship held, July 4-6, in Carson City, Nev.

…The umpires asked if we could make some kind of award for the coach they felt deserved an honor. The Coach they were very impressed with was Johnny Rodriguez of the East Bay Bashers.

…We are naming a new award after him for next year’s event… “The Johnny Rodriguez All-World Coach Award.”

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High Flying Roseville Eagles claim 1st Annual NAFA Western Championship

Monday, July 7th, 2014

070614-RosevilleFP.1web The Roseville Eagles of Roseville, Calif. won the 1st Annual NAFA Western Championship, July 6, at Centennial Park in Carson City, Nev. Contributed Photo

By BENJIE HEDGECOCK / NAFA Executive Director

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The pitching was steady, the hitting prolific, and as a result the Eagles of Roseville, Calif. claimed the 1st Annual NAFA Western Championship at Centennial Park in Carson City, July 4-6.

The Eagles flew through the eight-team tournament winning five consecutive games to finish 5-0 ahead of runner-up East Bay Bashers (4-2), third-place Stockton Black Sox (4-2), and fourth place NSB (3-2).

Roseville’s offense set the pace by outscoring its opponents 54-14. Assigned to Pool A, the Eagles finished 3-0 by defeating NSB 10-7; the Hotshots 13-0; and Ramos Brothers 9-1.

That undefeated run, earned the Eagles the No. 1 seed in the pool and two lives heading into Sunday’s championship round.

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