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Umpiring friends head to NAFA World Series one last time for special honor

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

OAKCREEK, Wisc. – The miles to league games and tournaments add up into the thousands, the games into the hundreds. And the pay doesn’t make them rich.

For fastpitch umpires, that’s the price they pay to officiate the game they love. And Wisconsin umpires Steve Komoroski and Tom Ueberroth, certainly have a soft spot in their hearts for the game of fastpitch softball.

The two good friends started umpiring together about 1996, figures Ueberroth, 58. They’ve officiated the girls and women’s side from college division I to high school and tournaments.

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But they’ve umpired the men’s side as well, mainly with the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) in Wisconsin and at the NAFA World Series.

“Henry St. Clair (the late, former NAFA UIC) got me started in men’s fastpitch about 20 years a go,” said Komoroski. “You don’t make much money, but I love it.”

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Fastpitch friendly Quad Cities hosting 2014 NAFA World Series

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

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DAYTON, ORE – The Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois hold a long and distinguished reputation for hosting quality men’s national fastpitch softball tournaments.

The International Softball Congress (ISC) has chosen the Quad Cities several times for its World Tournaments, including 2013.

And now the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) will hold its World Series in the Quad Cities in 2014.

“We love the central geographic location and felt it was the right choice for our teams,” said NAFA Executive Director Benjie Hedgecock. “It gives our teams a great city and a great host with great fields.”

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AA-Division kicks off NAFA World Series

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

TOPEKA, KS – From Canada to Michigan To Texas and several states in between, 12 of the top teams in the North American Fastpitch Association’s AA-Division will battle for the title of World Series Champion in Topeka, Kansas, Aug. 9-12.

This promises to be a hotly-contested division among the 12 talented teams, which include:

    1. Blues Fastpitch, Michigan
    2. Maple Farm Equipment, Bronx, NY
    3. Balcarres, Saskatchewan, CA
    4. The Bar, Appleton, WI
    5. Rice Lake Orangemen, WI
    6. Wilkomm Mobil, WI
    7. Topeka Wave, KS
    8. Black Gold, MO
    9. Fox Valley Bar Flies, WI
    10. Topeka Toros, KS
    11. SAA, Utah
    12. Bucknell Park, WA

To see the AA-Division bracket Visit NAFA Fastpitch