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Over 100 Teams Compete For Seven Division Titles At The 2018 NAFA World Series In Fargo

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Bucknell A’s pitcher ROB GUNTER delivers a pitch against Stoneyard of Wisconsin in the 2017 NAFA World Series at North Softball Complex in Fargo. The World Series returns to Fargo in Aug. 8-19 after a successful run last year. Photo By BOB OTTO

FARGO, ND – A listing of the 111 teams competing in the 2018 North American Fastpitch Association World Series can be found on the Fargo Fastpitch Association website.

  • Follow the World Series on the NAFA website.
  • For game results, team and player statistics, and standings, visit Play Nafa.org.
  • Bowen Fastpitch second baseman, Alejo “Chaco” Munoz tries to pick off an RM Kurtz base runner during Bowen’s 1-0 victory in the NAFA A-Major World Series winner’s bracket final Saturday night at Northside Softball Complex. Bowen (5-0) won the A-Major championship, and will move up to the 10-team AA division in 2018. Photo By BOB OTTO / Aug. 12, 2017

    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.

      SATURDAY’S POOL PLAY SCORES

    Canadian and Midwest men’s fastpitch teams battle in Fargo Memorial weekend

    Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

    Saturday, May 27 pool play schedule.

    FARGO, No. Dak. – Twelve teams from four states and Canada will compete for the Fargo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, May 27-28, at the Northside Softball Complex in Fargo on diamonds 11, 12 and 13.

  • The tournament features teams rated no higher than NAFA A-Major.
  • Games start Saturday morning at 10 with the final game of the day scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Then on Sunday, the playoffs kick off at 9 a.m.

    TEAMS ENTERED

    Bombers
    Bullets
    NWO Selects
    Montana
    Rooters
    Redden
    CO Knights
    Len’s Auto
    WF Knights
    Cross lake MB
    Kegel / Apex
    Notre Dame

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  • Rooter’s Bar gets over the hump, takes Fargo Memorial Tournament

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
    2015 Fargo Memorial Tournament champions, Rooter's Bar of Fargo.  Front row from left,  Darcy Byrne, Lex Lunde, Lane Lunde, Gavin Smith, Eric Barker, Zach Berube. Back row from left, Justin Rheault, Matt Kulesa, Logan Lunde, Joe Krabbenhoft, Spencer Braun. Photo Courtesy of Logan Lunde.

    2015 Fargo Memorial Tournament champions, Rooter’s Bar of Fargo.
    Front row from left, Darcy Byrne, Lex Lunde, Lane Lunde, Gavin Smith, Eric Barker, Zach Berube. Back row from left, Justin Rheault, Matt Kulesa, Logan Lunde, Joe Krabbenhoft, Spencer Braun. Photo Courtesy of Logan Lunde.

    FARGO, ND – They’ve finished as high as second and usually place in the top four, but never has Rooter’s Bar of Fargo won the championship of the Fargo Memorial Tournament.

    Well, all of that changed on Sunday.

    Led by the pitching of veteran Darcy Byrne and sizzling hot batsmen, Rooter’s blasted its way to a 10-3 victory over the Gameland Trappers of Ontario, Canada, to claim its first hometown title at Anderson Softball Complex.

    “This is our first tournament of the year and it was a great way to start,” said Rooter’s manager Logan Lunde, who also plays shortstop. “We’ve been together for about 10 years and always finished in the top four. It is good to finally get over the hump and get our first Memorial championship.”

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    Fargo Memorial Tournament features outstanding competition

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
    Tyler Bouley taking his swings in the 2014 NAFA 23-Under championship game. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Tyler Bouley taking his swings in the 2014 NAFA 23-Under championship game. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Courtesy of Jon Kegel / NAFA Vice President Upper Midwest and Canada

    FARGO, ND – It’s what every tournament director wants – parity, close games, even competition. And that’s what happened Saturday at the Fargo Memorial Tournament. Pool play results.

    POOL A
    Portage Phillies, Manitoba 3-0
    Lens Auto, Minn. 2-1
    Fargo Bombers 1-2
    Brookings SD 0-3

    POOL B
    Gameland Trappers, Ontario 2-1
    Colorado Knights 2-1
    Hollywood, Minn 2-1
    Fargo Koalas 0-3

    POOL C
    Hennegar Plumbing, Lake Crystal, Minn 2-1
    Rooters Bar, Fargo 2-1
    Winnipeg Bullets 1-2,
    Grenfell Gems, Saskatoon 1-2

    Sunday’s action starts at 9 a.m. with the Fargo Bombers taking on Hollywood with the winner playing Portage. Then it’s Len’s Auto versus the Fargo Koalas with the winner advancing to meet Rooters Bar.

    Winnipeg and Grenfell Gems will battle and the winner will then take on Hennegar Plumbing; and finally the Colorado Knights rumble with Brookings with the Gameland Trappers waiting in the wings for the survivor.

    It will be a great day of playoffs, so don’t miss the action at the Anderson Softball Complex in Fargo.

    This is quite a game we get to play

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010


    Where are some of the next generation of fastpitch pitchers coming from? Fargo, North Dakota.
    Photo By BOB OTTO
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    FARGO, ND – When Kyle Koterba left his Montana home to attend college in North Dakota, he intended to play baseball.

    Sometimes though, the best of plans get waylaid. But you won’t find Koterba crying and bemoaning his fate that he never played college baseball. On the contrary, he found a sport much more to his liking: fastpitch softball.

    “I came to college intending to play baseball, but gave up on it when I played my first fastpitch,” said the 32-year-old Koterba. “And I have no regrets.”

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