2017 Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

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Kegel / Apex and Len’s Auto co-champs of the Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

FARGO, No. Dak. – Kegel / Apex and Len’s Auto forge a 2-2 tie to finish as co-champions of the Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, Sunday afternoon. (I wasn’t given any explanation as to why the game ended in a tie; that’s all the information I have.)

In the semifinals, Kegel / Apex beat Notre Dame of Manitoba (no score provided), while Len’s Auto got the better of the Fargo Bombers (no score provided).

SUNDAY MORNING RESULTS

8th seed West Fargo Knights 6-5 over 9th seed Montana
5th seed Winnipeg Bullets defeat 12th seed NWO Selects (no score provided)
6th seed Len’s Auto over 11th seed Manitoba Redmen (no score)
7th seed Colorado Knights knock off 10th seed Cross Lake, Manitoba (no score)

Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament reaches championship Sunday

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

FARGO, No. Dak. – After 18 games, the Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament will wrap up Sunday in a single elimination playoff at Northside Softball Complex with games starting at 9 a.m.

Kegel / Apex (3-0), Notre Dame (2-1), Fargo Rooters (2-1) and the Fargo Bombers (3-0) all received first-round byes and will play at 10:30, taking on the winners of the 9 a.m. first-round.

The semi-finals are scheduled for noon, followed shortly by the championship at 1:30.

    SATURDAY’S POOL PLAY SCORES

Team effort helps NAFA pitcher John Desaulniers achieve special honor

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

“Being selected to the 20th Anniversary Team is a true honor that I can’t accept alone because there have been so many players, coaches, managers and sponsors that have helped me out…” – Johnny Desaulniers


In 2012, Johnny Desaulniers was selected to the NAFA 20th Year Anniversary Team. Contributed Photo

PINEWOOD, ONTARIO, CA – Johnny Desaulniers remembers his early fastpitch days when as a 12-year-old new to the sport, he did a lot of sitting. But he didn’t idle his time away. He soaked in the action on the ball diamond, and it has paid handsome returns.

“I spent lots of time on the bench watching and learning from my peers how to play the game,” said Desaulniers, 38. “I was always waiting for the opportunity to get an inning in, or to pinch run. I had lots of people to look up to at the start of my journey in this game, but two men stand out. They are George Oltsher and Bryan Bonot.

“These two men gave myself and lots of other kids a place and a chance to play. I consider them to be responsible for what I have become as a player today.”

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Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament scores

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Founded in 1993, NAFA will celebrate its 25th anniversary by holding its 2017 World Series at the new Northside Softball Complex in Fargo, North Dakota, Aug. 8-20. On May 27-28, the Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament is being held.

FARGO, No. Dak. – Saturday’s pool-play scores of the Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament (May 27-28) provided by John Kegel.

POOL 1

Fargo Bombers 13, Winnipeg Bullets 4
(W) Jace Holm

Fargo Bombers 6, Montana 0
(W) Justin Feist

Winnipeg 12, NWO Selects 4

POOL 2

Rooters Bar 11, Manitoba Redmen 4
(W) Ben Askagaard

Colorado Knights 9, Rooters Bar 8
(W) Kelly Freed

POOL 3

West Fargo Knights 7, Cross Lake, Manitoba 6
(W) Andrew Potter

Kegel / Apex 5, West Fargo Knights 0
(W) John Desaulniers (Read feature story on his selection to NAFA 20-year team)