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Black Gold Men’s Fastpitch Finishes 5th In The Nation At NAFA World Series, A-Major Championship

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

BlackGoldNafa.1lr Black Gold men’s fastpitch team includes Tyler Johnson, Dean Haeffner, Cullen Speckhals, Sam White, Terry Coon, Jacob Johnson, Brad Johnson, Tiwana Aranui, Matt Benz, Eric Steinbeck, Ben Held, Nick Needham. Courtesy Photo Matt Benz.

By KYLE QUICK / Quick News Now

MOLINE, IL – Black Gold played in the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) A-Major National Tournament August 6-9 in Moline, IL and finished 5th out of 30 teams, winning 4 and losing 2. Black Gold also finished 2nd in 2001 and 4th in 2011 in the largest fastpitch softball tournament in the U.S.

For the first time in NAFA history, a father son combination were selected to the All-World team. Centerfielder Tyler Johnson hit .600 for the weekend with a double, triple, home run, and 5 RBI’s. His father, 1st baseman/outfielder Brad Johnson, also made the all-world team hitting .579 and leading the team in doubles.

Infielder Matt Benz also hit .545 for Black Gold, while outfielder Cullen Speckhals led the team in RBI’s with 7. Pitcher Eric Steinbeck threw two shutouts and struck out 42 in just over 35 innings of work. Continue reading in Quick News Now

Important NAFA World Series Information, Please read

Monday, July 27th, 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.

DAYTON, OR – Information from NAFA Executive Director, Benjie Hedgecock. Please visit the NAFA website at NAFA FASTPITCH for complete details about the 2015 NAFA World Series. But please read the following instructions that need immediate attention:

1) If you haven’t paid your entry fee of $460 (including the $30 NAFA annual registration fee), DO IT this morning as you are 10 days late. You can pay your entry fee and NAFA Annual Registration fee online.

Please do it this morning with one of your player’s Visa cards online by CLICKING HERE . Or mailing to: NAFA, PO BOX 566, Dayton, OR 97114.

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Hollywood Wild West Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, huge payout

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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WATERTOWN, Minn. – “Chopper’s Annual July Tournament,” one of the longest and best run men’s fastpitch tournaments in Minnesota will be held, July 10-12, at the Hollywood Sports Complex in Watertown.

The tournament is organized around NAFA rules

  • Entry fee $250
  • Four games guaranteed
  • All NAFA classes included: A, A-Major, AA and AA-Major
  • Sunday includes two divisions A and B depending on team record
  • $1,000 1st place in A division
  • $350 1st place B division
  • Free camping available for RV’s, trailers or tents
  • The bar offers great food and your favorite beverages
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
    Chopper Lammers 763-274-8911
    Minnesota Computers Fastpitch SoftballRichard Quigley 612-749-7490

    Hollywood Sports Complex
    15950 County Road 122, Watertown, MN 55388
    (952) 955-2424
    joeswartzer@hollywoodsportscomplex.com

    Sibley Fastpitch / Gibson City Elite to hold tournament Saturday

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

    JoshWhite.1lr Australian pitcher Josh White will be pitching for the Sibley Fastpitch / Gibson City Elite men’s fastpitch softball team in 2015.

    Press Release / Gibson City Courier

    SIBLEY, Ill – The Sibley Fastpitch/Gibson City Elite softball team is locked, loaded and ready for another season filled with summer nights under the bright lights of small town ballparks.

    Thanks to a “bolstered” schedule to increase competition, and the development of a young roster that fields six players under age 23, the bat cracking crew is ready to light up McMillan Field and hit the road running with higher expectations than previous years.

    “Last year’s team involved multiple lineup changes. This year’s lineup is much more stable and looks to be more consistent,” Elite member Tyler Brucker said. “Last year was an introduction to mens fastpitch for many of the players. This team has much more experience than in years past, and expectations are high.”

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    38th Annual Beaumont (Calif.) Coyotes 4th of July Tournament

    Monday, June 8th, 2015

    BEAUMONT, Calif. – For 38 years, David Valdivia, Sr. has managed his Coyotes men’s fastpitch team and held a 4th of July tournament. While others have long since left the sport, Valdivia carries on with his popular tournament that draws the better teams from throughout Southern California.

    The tournament is open to NAFA A-Major or lower rated teams.

    Along with watching competitive men’s fastpitch, the tournament serves delicious homestyle Mexican food, making this a must attend event.

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    Moses Lake, Washington men’s fastpitch tournament in June

    Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Make your plans early!! Attached are the informational flyers ML Flyer ’15 Hotel Flyer-1 for the 2015 “4th Annual K-Club Invitational,” on June 6-7.

    As always, the tournament information packet and schedule will be sent out when we get a bit closer, but it’s never too early to make your hotel reservations and pay your entry fees!!

    For payments details, call or email Rick Kolda at (360) 271-085 or rickeykolda@yahoo.com

    For all other questions, call / text/ email/ or Facebook me.

    Thanks guys, we’re looking forward to another fun weekend in BEAUTIFUL Moses Lake, WA.

    ALSO: We are always looking for new teams to enter this tournament; please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested in brining a team, or who I might have forgotten to included in this email, thanks again!

    Mike Kolda
    K-Club Men’s Fastpitch
    (509) 770-0886
    mikekolda@hotmail.com

    NAFA returning to “Softball Town”

    Thursday, February 5th, 2015
    NAFA returns to the Quad Cities after a very successful World Series in 2014. Photo By BOB OTTO

    NAFA returns to the Quad Cities after a very successful World Series in 2014. Photo By BOB OTTO

    MOLINE, IL – The Quad Cities has been a hot bed of men’s fastpitch for decades. The cities of Rock Island and Moline, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa have served as host cities for state, regional and national tournaments for both the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)and the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournament.

    And in 2014, the Quad Cities added the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) to its long list of men’s fastpitch tournaments. Over 120 teams from the U.S., Canada and Japan played fastpitch from Aug. 7-17 and Sept. 4-7 battling for championships in 11 divisions, including five in the AA-Major, AA, A-Major, A, 23-Under Young Men’s, and six in the Masters (35-Over, 40-Over, 45-Over, 50-Over, 55-Over, and 60-Over).

    The games were played at the Milt Hand Softball Complex within the Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline, and Campbell Sports Complex in Rock Island. Both excellent facilities for softball.

    NAFA executives, players and fans, praised the facilities and the legions of volunteers for making the World Series one of the best in the history of NAFA.

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    “The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Quad Cities Sports Commission and The City of Moline were thrilled to add the 2014 NAFA World Series and Master’s East Championships to this distinguished list of tournaments,” said Lynn Hunt, Vice President of Sales at the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. “NAFA is all about the athletes’ experience, and our local organizing committee worked to deliver a great environment for the teams and their fans.”

    So it comes as no surprise that NAFA wanted to return to the Quad Cities for the 2015 World Series.

    “We are looking forward to 2015,” Hunt said. “New lights were installed this fall, and its just getting better here in Softball Town!”

    The World Series begins with the A-Major Division on Aug. 6-9, continues with the A Division, Aug. 13-16; AA Division, Aug. 14-16; 23-Under, Aug. 14-16, and concludes Sept. 11-13 with the East Masters Division.

    For the latest information, visit NAFA Fastpitch and the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Eighth Annual Las Vegas Road Trip Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. – The eighth edition of the “Las Vegas Road Trip” fast pitch tournament will be held April 10-12, 2015. As like last year, first round games will start on Friday at noon and the Championship games will be scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, with “IF” games immediately following if necessary. Teams flying in and out should make plans to be ready to play early on Friday and late times on Sunday in the event the brackets are running late.

    While this tournament is a NAFA sanctioned event, it is run by the SCIFL and any questions regarding this tournament must go through the SCIFL tournament director Jessie Ortiz and he can be reached at scifastpitch@gmail.com.

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    NAFA announces host cities for 2015 World Series championship tournaments

    Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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    DAYTON, Ore – Since 1993, the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) has held post-season national tournaments for several divisions of men’s fastpitch – from age 23-under to Open to Masters 60-Over.

    2015 will be no different. 2015 NAFA WS

    Approximately 200 teams from the U.S. and Canada, and possibly Japan, are expected to compete for World Series championships in various cities throughout the United States.

    NAFA recently released its selection of host cities, so depending on the division your team plays in, start making plans to attend one or more of the World Series championships.

      Division – Dates – Location
  • Open World Series, Aug. 1-2, Seattle, Wash.
  • Native American World Series, Aug 1-2, Lawton, Okla.
  • AA-Major World Series, Aug 5-7, Warsaw, Ind.
  • A-Major World Series, Aug. 6-9, Quad Cities (Moline, Ill.)
  • A World Series, Aug. 13-16, Quad Cities
  • AA World Series, Aug. 14-16, Quad Cities
  • 23-Under World Series, Aug. 14-16, Quad Cities
  • Wood Bat World Series, Aug 22-23, Quad Cities
  • East Masters World Series, Sept. 11-13, Quad Cities
  • West Masters World Series, Sept. 18-20, Carson City, Nev.
    1. Regional and NAFA sanctioned tournaments
  • **West Coast Super Regional Las Vegas Roadtrip, April 10-12, Las Vegas
  • Grants Pass Boatnik, May 23-25, Grants Pass, Ore.
  • A, A-Major, AA, Open West Coast Championships, June 27-28, Carson City, Nev.
  • ** Events, and Las Vegas Roadtrip still must be confirmed as of this printing.