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NAFA West Masters still have “the right stuff”

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

CARSON CITY, NV – The North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) West Masters World Series 55-Over, 50-Over, 45-Over, 40-Over divisions, begin play Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday at John D. Winters Centennial Sports Complex in Carson City, Nevada.

Entered are 32 teams from all points in the U.S.

Some of the greatest veteran and masters pitchers and players ever to step on a softball diamond will show that they still have the right stuff to play the fastpitch game.

The action begins Friday at 4:40 p.m. and concludes with divisional championships Sunday afternoon.

For information on teams and schedules, visit NAFA Fastpitch

The 2012 East Masters division championship play concluded last weekend. The final results with a list of the All-World players are posted on the NAFA website. Visit NAFA Fastpitch East Masters

Carson City, perfect for NAFA Masters World Series

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

CARSON CITY, NV – North American Fastpich Association (NAFA) Executive Director Benjie Hedgecock has a few good reasons why he likes hosting the West Masters World Series in Carson City. Well, actually he has a lot of good reasons.

For one, there’s Joel Dunn, Carson City’s parks and recreation operations manager.

In a word, he’s “awesome to work with,” Hedgecock said. “The parks department provides field rental, homerun fences and field prep for free to keep us coming back. Concession staff and field prep staff, and scorekeepers and gate staff are awesome and have become part of the family.”

SO MANY POSITIVES
Hedgecock goes on to add that Carson City is within reasonable driving and flying distance for western states’ ball players, family and fans. And you just never know whose going to be leaving Carson City a big winner. Away from the ball park, that is.

“Someone in our party wins a $15,000 or more jackpot every year,” Hedgecock said.

Couple those positives with great weather, a city (and nearby Reno) in which the wives and girl friends can have fun away from the ball park, friendly people and great fields, and there’s little not to like about playing fastpitch softball in Carson City.

“There are just no negatives to lead players to say they want someplace new,” Hedgecock said. “Because they love it here.”

The World Series runs Sept. 14 – 16 at, John D. Winters Centennial Sports Complex 500 Centennial Park Drive, Carson City.

CANADA AND U.S. WELL REPRESENTED
A total of 34 teams will be battling it out in four masters age divisions: 55-Over, 50-Over, 45-Over, and the “kids” tournament, the 40-Over.

And these ball players, still infatuated with a sport many have played well over 40 and 50 years, come from many parts of North America: Including Canada, and the U.S. states of California, Idaho, Washington, Arizona, Oklahoma, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, Kansas, and even Massachusetts.

ENTERING THE HALLOWED HALL
On Saturday afternoon, a special ceremony will be held at 3:30, inducting Terry Traverso, Dean Waltier and Sam Aldridge into the NAFA Hall of Fame.

For more information, visit NAFA Fastpitch