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Pepperjacks beat Dodgers in a marathon NAFA World Series AA Division Championship

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

PepperJacksTeam.138web The Pepperjacks of Nova Scotia won the 2014 NAFA World Series AA Division World Series in an all-Canadian final over the Dodgers of Alberta, Canada. Photo By BOB OTTO

QUAD CITIES, IA/IL – It took nine and one half hours, three games – two of them extra innings – and a battle that ended at 2:30 Sunday morning, before a bunch of strong-will Canadians could finally decide who had the best NAFA AA Division fastpitch team in all of North America.

It also took two huge hits and a lucky break before the Halifax Pepperjacks of Nova Scotia wrestled a 4-3 victory from the Lloydminster Dodgers from Alberta to claim the NAFA World Series AA championship.

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, the Pepperjacks rallied in a most dramatic and fortuitous way. Peter Messereau led of the inning and reached safely on an infield error.

But Dodgers’ pitcher Bryn Redhead reached back for a strikeout and ground out to put his team one-out away from the win and the championship.

But it was not to be.

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