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2017 Wisconsin NAFA Men’s Fastpitch State Tournament

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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.

ST CLAIR THE CATALYST

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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Wilber and Bol’s take Wisconsin NAFA state titles

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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MIDDLETON, Wisc. – Sixteen teams took to the ball diamonds at the Bowling Green Recreation Center in Middleton last weekend and when the last out was made, Wilber Lime of Galesville emerged as the NAFA AA / AA-Major Division champion, while Bol’s Lanes of Baldwin took the A / A-Major Division crown in the Henry St. Claire NAFA Wisconsin State Championship on Sunday.

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2013 Wisconsin NAFA state tournament honors beloved umpire

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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MIDDLETON, WISC – Henry St. Clair passed away on Sept. 26, 2011, but he has not been forgotten. Revered for his umpire skills and knowledge along with his positive zest for life, St. Clair was inducted into the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) Hall of Fame in 2007.

And in honor of St. Clair’s dedication to NAFA, the organization’s vice presidents Loren Lathrop and Ronn Kopp host a tournament in his honor:

  • The 2013 Hank St. Clair Memorial State Championship Tournament.
  • Please see tournament flier for all the details. NAFA 2013 Wisconsin State Tournament Flier

    To read a story about Henry St. Clair, please visit this NAFA link: Memorial To A Great Man In A Great Sport