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J-Train roars past SuperChief for NAFA WoodBat Nationals title

Monday, August 29th, 2011

“It was the best fastpitch I have seen since the early ’90s at any level,” said Dave Parker, NAFA WoodBat commissioner. “It was unbelievable…

By DON CAMERON / Freelance Writer
Boulder, CO

J-Train, 2011 NAFA WoodBat National Champions.

ANADARKO, Oklahoma — The J-Train from Newton, Kansas, backed up its 2009 championship by claiming the 2011 NAFA WoodBat Nationals title Sunday in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

Behind the pitching of Ray Foster, J-Train went 3-0 in the winners bracket then defeated SuperChief from Anadarko in the “if” game for the championship.

SuperChief, paced by David Beets’ stellar pitching, was runner-up, followed by the Compadres out of San Antonio, Texas, in third and the Rocky Mountain Rebels (Colorado) in fourth. Wizards of Oz (Kansas) placed fifth.

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NAFA WoodBat National Tournament set for This Weekend

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

ANADARKO, OK – The bracket is set for the sixth year of the NAFA WoodBat National in Anadarko, Oklahoma this weekend, Aug. 27 to 28.

Eight teams from Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas are entered.

The field of eight includes:

1. Superchief Anadarko, Oklahoma
2. Rocky Mountain Rebels, Boulder, Colorado
3. J-Train Newton, Kansas (2009 NAFA WoodBat National Champions)
4. San Antonio Compadres, San Antonio, Texas
5. Wizards of Oz, Oz, Kansas
6. Charlie B’s, El Reno, Oklahoma
7. Hybredz, Anadarko, Oklahoma
8. Dodge Fastpitch, El Reno, Oklahoma

“We have also been able to put together a great awards program this year due to the graciousness of several families throughout the United States,” said Dave Parker NAFA WoodBat Director. “I would like to thank the following families for their generous donations.”

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Sixth year of the NAFA Woodbat National kicks off in Anadarko,Oklahoma

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Men’s fastpitch teams, don’t miss the NAFA WoodBat National Tournament

ANADARKO, OK – 2011 marks the sixth year of the NAFA WoodBat National Tournament. The tournament runs from Aug. 27 to 28 and is open to 24 teams and will be held in Anadarko, Okla.

Anadarko is about 62 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

“This is our first time in the state of Oklahoma and we are very excited about it,” said Dave Parker, NAFA WoodBat Director. “We are trying to break that 16-team mark this year and can only handle 24 teams with our complex in Anadarko.

“We are very excited about the future of WoodBat as we now have had Illinois and Texas host state WoodBat Tournaments this summer. This is very exciting for the NAFA WoodBat Organization.”

The tournament includes a three-game guarantee, and the tournament is close to 16 teams right now from Colorado, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, Parker added.

Tournament Awards:
* Full awards package of trophies through fifth place
* All-American and Most Valuable Player / Pitcher awards
* Custom fastpitch / fastball attire

“We are also giving custom uniform tops for the National Champions,” Parker said, “as well as custom pullovers for the National Runner-ups.”

For more information, contact Dave Parker:
* Email at
* Call 432-413-3173