2014 NAFA World Series A-Major Division

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2015 NAFA World Series kicks off in Quad Cities

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
The North American Fastpitch Association offers World Series tournaments for all caliber of players - from age 23-Under to Masters, 65-over. Visit www.nafafastpitch.com for information to register your team.

The North American Fastpitch Association offers World Series tournaments for all caliber of players – from age 23-Under to Masters, 65-over. Visit www.nafafastpitch.com for information to register your team.

QUAD CITIES, IA/IL – The North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) World Series A-Major championship runs Aug.6-9 at the Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline as 30 teams will battle for the championship.

A-Major Bracket

Washington’s K-Club Pirates get past Sheddy’s (Wisc.) in A-Major playoffs

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

StrangDarrenKclub.18web Darren Strang allowed just two runs in pitching the K-Club Pirates to a 5-2 win over Sheddy’s Saturday morning at Green Valley Sports Complex. Photo By BOB OTTO

QUAD CITIES, IA/IL – K-Club’s Mike Koentopp and Carlos Gonzalez hit home runs, Darren Strang pitched a complete game, and the K-Club Pirates of Moses Lake, Wash. defeated Sheddy’s of Monfort, Wisc., 5-2, Saturday in the NAFA World Series A-Major Division playoffs.

Koentopp blasted a two-run homer in the fifth inning and Gonzalez drilled a three-run homer in the seventh to lead K-Club’s 13-hit attack.

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Beets delivers game-winner for KC Outlaws

Friday, August 8th, 2014

KCjubilation.48web The Kansas City New Age Outlaws rush onto the field to congratulate Riley Beets (far right) after he drove in the winning run in a 2-1, eight inning victory over the Sight & Sound Wolves of Ft. Frances, Ontario, Canada. Photo By BOB OTTO

QUAD CITIES, IA /Il – Riley Beets fouled off pitch after pitch, nine all totaled, before he delivered the game winning hit to push the Kansas City New Age Outlaws to a 2-1 victory in eight innings over the Sight & Sound Wolves of Ft. Frances, Ontario, Canada.

With the game tied with two out and Bobby Fisher on third base, Beets battled Wolves pitcher Bob Andy before getting the pitch he wanted.

“He gave me a curve ball over the plate,” said Beets, who was 2 for 4 and scored a run from his number three spot in the lineup. “I hit it right back at him.”

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Kansas City Mac’s survives slugfest with Michigan Reese’s A’s

Friday, August 8th, 2014

A'sMac's.24web Reese A’s Isaac Zimmer slides safely into third base as the ball gets away from Mac’s Ray Jaso. Photo By BOB OTTO

QUAD CITIES, Ia/Il – After 26 hits and 18 runs, the slugfest between Mac’s of Kansas City and the A’s of Reese, Mich. was finally decided when Mac’s scored three times in the ninth inning to pull out a 10-8 victory in the A-Major Division, Friday.

With the game tied at seven, Matt Chambers singled to lead off the ninth and advanced to third on a throwing error. John Angell promptly drove him in with a single to break the tie.

Then after an out, Bubba Hernandez singled up the middle scoring Angell, and catcher Brody Abell lofted a single into short left field plating Hernandez.

AbelBrodyMac's.42web Mac’s catcher Brody Abell hits a run-scoring single in the ninth inning to help Mac’s of Kansas City beat Reese, Mich. A’s 10-8, Friday, at Green Valley Sports Complex. Photo By BOB OTTO

The A’s didn’t go down quietly, though. In their half of the ninth, Jacob Bouvy slugged a home run over the right field fence to start the inning. But Joe McCall, who came on in the sixth, retired the side with a line drive infield out, strikeout and pop up.

“We went through the lineup a couple times before we could get the key hits when we needed them,” said Abell, who splits time between catching and pitching with Joe McCall and Ryan McCall.

Mac’s finished with 15 hits, led by leadoff batter Blake Stroth 3 for 4; Matt Chambers 4 for 5; and Hernandes 3 for 5. The A’s had 11 hits and were led by leadoff batter Dexin Mielheim 5 for 5 and Jacob Bouvy and Will Jack with two hits each.

The win move Mac’s (2-0) into Friday’s 5 p.m. winner’s bracket game, while the A’s (1-1) will have to battle back through the loser’s bracket.

Friday A-Major Scores

Salt Lake City Page Brake 15, Illinois-Hustle Hogs 8
Sawdust City, Wisc. 5, Long Beach Wolfpack 2
Canada Portage Phillies 5, Mich. Hastings Blues 1
Wisconsin Stoneyard 1, Idaho-Boise RiverDogs 0

Ostrander’s Mohar and late charge holds off Sheddy’s

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

080714-MoharMarkOstrander.5web Mark Mohar pitched a complete game in leading Ostrander, Minn. to a 6-2 victory over Sheddy’s (Wisc.) in the opening game for both teams in the NAFA World Series A-Major Division. Photo By BOB OTTO

QUAD CITIES, IA /Il – Mark Mohar doggedly hung in waiting for his team to put some runs on the board and get some breathing room from a tough Sheddy’s (Wisc.) ball club.

Finally in the sixth, Mohar got the runs he needed when Ostrander (Minn.) scored four times to pull away from a 2-2 tie and on to a 6-2 victory in the opening game for both teams in the NAFA World Series A-Major Division, Thursday.

Winning is a concept that Mohar, 30, has enjoyed quite a bit lately. Just last weekend Ostrander went undefeated, winning four straight games to claim the Minnesota Sports Federation Class B State Championship.

Mohar pitched all four of the state tourney games and he will be seeing a lot of the ball along with stable mate, Michael Jamieson, during the 36-team A-Major tournament. But Mohar is confident he will not have to be a one-man, do-it-all show.

“There’s not one guy that does it for us; it’s a team effort,” said Mohar, the son of George Mohar, who still at the age of 69 is pitching in the Masters Division. “This is our third weekend playing in a row. I just try and stay within myself, use my drop ball and hit my spots.”

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NAFA A-Majors kick off World Series in Quad Cities

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

QUAD CITIES, Ia/Il – From Canada to Texas and from California to Pennsylvania, 36 of North America’s finest A-Major teams begin the battle for supremacy to wear the crown of World Series champions of the 2014 NAFA World Series.

The games kick off on Thursday at 11 a.m. and run for three days (Aug. 7-10) with the championship scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Sunday at Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline. Games are also being played at Campbell Sports Complex in Rock Island.

Just a taste of Thursday’s 11 a.m. featured games:

  • Indiana-Wabash Elite vs. Illinois-Sibley Fastpitch
  • Texas-Rio Grande Alliance vs. Michigan-Tiffany’s
  • Canada Sight & Sound Wolves vs. Illinois-Bown Fastpitch
  • Canada-Portage Phillies vs. South Dakota-United Sioux / Hanktowan Nation
  • Check the (printable) bracket for complete days and times, and game locations: 2014 NAFA A-Major Winner

    2014 NAFA A-Major

    Long Beach Wolfpack hungry for another NAFA World Series title

    Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

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    The Long Beach Wolfpack won the 2013 NAFA World Series A-Division and are eager to see what they can do after moving up to the A-Major Division that runs from Aug. 7-10 in the Quad Cities, Ill / Ia. Here second base Steve Parks celebrates with last year’s A-Division trophy. Photo By BOB OTTO

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Twelve months a go, the Long Beach Wolfpack won the NAFA A Division World Series championship in Des Moines, Iowa.

    They were a first-year ball club playing in their first NAFA World Series. And they came away with their first World Series championship.

    But that was last year; it’s time to move one; time to challenge for back-to-back titles.

    Wolfpack manager Jesse Mullen believes if his team plays up to its potential, they should be in the hunt.

    “We are balanced offensively and defensively,” said Mullen, who is also the team’s catcher. “As a team, we believe in each other and we want to keep progressing and moving up.”

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    NAFA World Series loaded with some of USA’s and Canada’s best A-Major teams

    Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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    QUAD CITIES, Ill/IA – Tough, competitive and diverse about sums up the NAFA World Series A-Major Division.

    36 teams from 16 states and two from Canada make up the field that will battle for the championship at Campbell Sports Complex in Rock Island, and Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline, Aug. 7-10.

    Check out the A-Major teams: 2014 NAFA A-Major Winner