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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.
  • NAFA World Series fast approaching, here’s the latest information

    Thursday, June 21st, 2018

    PAUL BRUHA of Animal House, LaCrosse, Wis. rips into a pitch during the 2017 NAFA A Division World Series at Northside Softball Complex in Fargo, Thursday, in the opening day of the 38-team event that runs through Sunday. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2017 NAFA World Series

    FARGO, No. Dak. – For information about the 2018 NAFA World Series, including hotels, division competition dates, current listing of teams participating, and more, visit NAFA website.

    USA Junior Team upends Knights to stay perfect in Fargo tournament

    Saturday, May 26th, 2018

    DEREK GOMEZ of Austin, Texas drove in four runs to lead Team USA to a 10-1 victory over the Fargo Knights in the Fargo Memorial Weekend Tournament, Saturday. Courtesy Photo / USA Softball

    FARGO – DEREK GOMEZ drove in four runs, CRAIG LEWIS fired a three-hitter and the USA Jr. Men’s National Team pounded the Fargo Knights, 10-1, to push Team USA’s record to 3-0 in the Fargo Memorial Weekend Men’s Fastpitch Tournament at North Softball Complex, Saturday.

    In the five-inning mercy affair, Lewis struck out four and allowed three walks and the one earned run. Gomez, batting cleanup, was 2-for-3 and belted a bases-loaded triple in the second inning that saw Team USA scored five times to take a 7-0 lead.

    The Knights plated a run in the top of the fourth on Paul Ness’s single, but the national team answered right back in their bottom half of the inning with three runs, highlighted by Gomez’s run-scoring single.

    Lewis struck out the side in the fifth to end the game and push his record to 2-0.

    Gomez led the offense, but had help from Jeff Lewis leading off, who was 1-for-2 with an RBI and scored twice; Paul Miklovic, 1-for-1, RBI, 3 runs; Tony Wark, 1-for-2, RBI, 2 runs; Daniel Stangel, 1-for-2, 2 runs; and Ethan Rodriguez, 1-for-2, and a run scored.

    For the Knights, Patrick Gaylord, Ness, and Tim Tweiten each had a hit, while Andrew Potter was saddled with the loss in two innings of work.

    ***The Jr. men’s national team is preparing for the World Baseball Softball Confederation Junior Men’s World Championship in Prince Albert, CA, July 8-15.***

    John’s Plumbing and Kegel Knights tie for NAFA Recreation Division championship

    Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

    18-year-old BRAXTON THOMPSON was an All-World selection to the Recreation Division for his outstanding infield play for his Cerro Gordo, Minnesota ball club. Photo BY BOB OTTO / 2017 NAFA World Series / Fargo, N.D.

    FARGO – John’s Plumbing of Courtland, Neb. and the Kegel Knights of Fargo tied for the first-ever NAFA Recreation Division championship game after the game ended due to torrential rain that flooded the ball field at Northside Softball Complex, Sunday.

  • For Recreation Division Information, click on Results &
    Stats
  • Most Valuable Player
    Greg Schroeder, John’s Plumbing

    Most Valuable Pitcher
    Kevin McCrory, Fargo Knights

      ALL-WORLD TEAM

    Cody Rahman, Knights
    Todd Clark, Knights
    Scott Whetter, Knights
    Mark Morris, John’s
    Matt Duden, John’s
    Jared Holmgren, Ramona
    Derek Lien, Ramona
    Rob McGinnis, Northern Extreme
    Duane Carlson, Northern Extreme
    Paul Wanner, F-M Aces
    Tom Hagen, F-M Aces
    Braxton Thompson, Cerro Gordo (Minn.)
    Jared Hawk, The Box (Minn.)

    Fargo-Moorhead softball players inducted into Hall of Fame

    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

    Fargo-Moorhead Softball Hall of Fame Inductees Brian Rahman, left, and Josef Olivieri chat with Sharon Morgan, chairperson of the Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony at the Northend Softball Complex, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Photo By BOB OTTO.

    FARGO – Some of the best to ever play the sport of softball are from the Fargo-Moorhead area. In 2016 the Fargo-Moorhead Softball Hall of Fame was formed to honor the area’s best.

    The first class was honored last year and the tradition has carried on with the second round of inductions held during a ceremony at Northside Softball Complex, Aug. 11.

    Click to continue reading “Fargo-Moorhead softball players inducted into Hall of Fame”

    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.

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