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The workhorse leads A1 Rockies to Las Vegas Road Trip championship

Monday, April 10th, 2017

DAVID BEETS pitched back-to-back games to lead the A1 Rockies of So. California to the A-Major Division championship in the 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament at Sunset Park, April 9.

LAS VEGAS – In men’s fastpitch lingo, pitchers who shoulder the load are referred to as the workhorse, the guy that takes the ball inning after inning, game after game.

He doesn’t look to the bullpen for relief. He doesn’t complain that he’s tired, or that his arm aches a little.

He just goes out and does his job.

David Beets, a big, hard-throwing right-hander from Oklahoma fits that description most assuredly.

And he proved it Sunday afternoon in the 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament championship pitching for the A1 Rockies of So. California.

Dropped into the losers bracket by All Star Auto of Grass Valley, 6-0, in the winners bracket final, the Rockies fought back through the losers bracket to defeat All Star Auto twice to take the A-Major Division title.

And Beets hurled both games: an eight-inning 7-4 victory in game one, followed by a seven-inning 2-1 gem in the deciding contest.

Rockies manager and catcher Tony Acedo had a good view of Beets’ performance from behind home plate.

“Dave Beets was pretty much the man of the day,” said Acedo. “He was lights out for sure.”

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NAFA AA-Major World Series features top intermediate teams

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

TOPEKA, KS – The North American Fastpitch Association AA-Major World Series kicks off on Friday, culminating with the championship on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Seven of the USA’s top intermediate teams will battle for the championship, including:

    1. San Antonio Titans -Texas
    2. Super Chief – Oklahoma
    3. Topeka Toros – Kansas (2012 NAFA AA runner-up)
    4. Illinois Merchants – Illinois
    5. Topeka Allstars – Kansas
    6. Kegel Fastpitch – Minnesota
    7. New Image – Wisconsin

The tournament will feature some outstanding pitching duels with the likes of Tony Mancha of San Antonio, who pitched El Paso Steel to the 2010 A-Major title.

Don’t count out David Beets of Super Chief and Kevin Kammueller with Kegel. Both pitchers were recently selected for NAFA’s “20th Year Anniversary Team.”

New Image will march Jeremy Holman and Josh Johnson to the circle, while the Illinois Merchants will counter-punch with Sisco Sabate.

This promises to be a competitive tournament. To keep up with the results visit NAFA AA-Major Bracket

For current player and team statistics check out Play NAFA

Hard work pays off with NAFA 20th anniversary honor for Rebels, SuperChief ace

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

David Beets, North American Fastpitch Association 20th Year Anniversary pitcher and player.

By DON CAMERON / Freelance Writer

ANADARKO, OK – The Dave Beets Shortstop Project took a detour many years ago when the starting pitcher for his Oklahoma men’s fastpitch team injured his knee and Beets was involuntarily thrust into the circle.

“It was the best thing that ever happened,” said Beets, 44, who was recently named to the NAFA 20th Anniversary Team that will be honored in Topeka, Kansas.

The 6-foot-3 right-hander has earned a national reputation for his workmanlike efforts in steering the Rocky Mountain Rebels (Boulder, Colorado) and SuperChief (Anadarko, Oklahoma) to tournament milestones.

“He’s an unbelievable warrior,” said Dave Parker, coach and pitcher for the Rocky Mountain Rebels. “He goes out and gives it everything he’s got, whether he’s healthy or hurt. He’s thrown against the best in the world and beaten them, and it’s not always with the best team in the world behind him.”

“What a tremendous athlete, and an even better person. It’s been truly a pleasure to have him on the Rebels, and a true honor for all of us on the Rebels that he was honored on the NAFA 20th anniversary team,” added Parker.

Beets has come a long way since the days of watching his dad play fastpitch and begging to get on a team. After converting from shortstop to pitcher, he matured as a ballplayer under the likes of Wiley Washington, Jim Horse, W.G. Bushyhead and P.A. Wetselline.

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