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Kansas City Monarchs Perfect In Taking NAFA AA-Major Crown

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

The 2018 NAFA World Series returned to Fargo’s North Softball Complex for a second consecutive year from Aug. 8-19.

FARGO, N.D. – Led by the pitching of Eder Pineda, a near flawless defense and a opportunistic offense, the Monarchs of Kansas City swept through the NAFA AA-Major Division to claim the World Series championship with a perfect 5-0 record in seeding and playoff competition.

Pineda (3-0) held off the defending champion Portland CR Brewers in the title game on a five-hitter to lead the Monarchs to a 5-3 victory. Pineda struck out six and walked to two for this third victory of the tournament.

Carlos Carreno slugged a home run, scored twice and went 2-for-3 at the plate to highlight the Monarchs’ eight-hit attack. Josh White drove in a pair of runs and went 1-for-3, while Brendan Wentling was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

The title game marked the second meeting of the two powerhouse ball clubs. In an earlier game, the Monarchs shutout the Portland, Oregon club, 2-0, and again it was Pineda notching the win on a 7-inning, five-hitter with three strikeouts. The Brewers Jorge Segura allowed just three hits and one earned run to take the tough-luck loss.

The Monarchs also slipped past Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 3-2, with Carlos Lucero striking out 11 and scattering 7 hits to claim the victory. Carreno tripled to drive in two runs and was 2-for-3, while Adam Henry was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Click AA-Major Championship Bracket for final standings.

1. KC Monarchs 3-0
2. CR Brewers 2-1
3. Summerside, PEI 2-2
4. Calif. Buzzards 2-2
5. Star Prairie Orangemen, Wis. 0-2
5. Northwest Braves 0-2

  • Visit this link for all NAFA World Series brackets
  • All information courtesy of the North American Fastpitch Association / Play NAFA.
  • Future fastpitch stars featured in NAFA 23-Under World Series

    Friday, August 16th, 2013

    NW.4.HR.44web Northwest Implement’s Adam Henry is congratulated by coach Gregg McQuinn after hitting a home run in the fourth inning. Photo By BOB OTTO

      Kegel 20, Northwest Implement 5

    The Fargo Kegel Black Knights opened the NAFA 23-Under World Series by defeating Northwest Implement of Maryville, Missouri 20-5 in five innings on Friday.

    The Black Knights collected 12 hits, launched three home runs, and capitalized on nine walks to start the eight-team young men’s World Series in dominating fashion.

    Eight of 11 Kegel batters had at least one hit, led by Matt Oxley, 2 for 2, 4 runs and 6 RBIs; Ben Watts, 3 for 3, 4 runs, 3 RBIs; Tyler Bouley, 1 for 3, 2 RBIs; Jace Holm 2 for 5, run, 2 RBIs, and Seth Anderson, 2 for 3, 2 runs and an RBI.

    Kegel’s home run hitters were Watts with two and Bouley with one.

    B.J. Hunhoff allowed four earned runs on seven hits, walked two, and struck out eight to pick up the win.

    kegel.NW.76web Northwest Inplement third baseman, Lawrence Bay, fields a hard hit ground ball but it was ruled foul. Photo By BOB OTTO

    For Northwest Implement, Adam Henry went 2 for 2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; and Colby Miller, Brett Walker, Lawrence Bay, Ryan McQuinn, and Niran Buckley each had a hit. Walker blasted a two-run homer in the second and Henry had a solo shot in the fourth.

      Santa Barbara Young Bucks 11, Choctaw Warriors 1

    Pitcher Jesse Martinez led the Young Bucks in the circle and at the plate, going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs, while holding Choctaw to two hits – singles to Dustin Davidson and Greg Heath in the first inning – and he struck out five and walked one.

    Martinez allowed the one run in the first inning when Davidson reached on a single, advanced to second on a fielders choice and later scored on a passed ball.

    For the Young Bucks, Josh Ravago was 1 for 1 with a triple and two walks; Tyler McBuehey 1 for 1, triple; Johnny Rae Cabrera 1 for 1, and Fernie Buzman 1 for 1.

    Missouri holds off California in NAFA 23-Under World Series thriller

    Saturday, August 25th, 2012

    Northwest Implement of Maryville, Missouri, the 2012 NAFA 23-Under World Series Champions.

    TOPEKA, KS – Northwest Implement came to the NAFA World Series with just nine players, but those nine had what pitcher Brody Abell calls, “the want.”

    And that desire carried the Maryville, Missouri fastpitch team to a thrilling eight inning, 7-6 victory over the California Young Bucks in the championship game of the 2012 NAFA 23-Under World Series, August 19 in Topeka, Kansas.

    “We got timely hitting, put up runs when we needed, and we had solid pitching,” said Northwest catcher Colby Miller, who caught every game and was 1-0 pitching with 13 strikeouts. “This was the solidest hitting we’ve had all year.”

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