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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.
  • Juan hit, One run, Power won

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2015


    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Maybe Juan Tomez Nunez has had bigger hits in the ISC World Tournament. But the hit he had Monday has to rank high on his list of most crucial, most dramatic, most memorable.

    Certainly his Pennsylvania PA Power teammates and the Kegel Black Knights won’t forget it.

    Nunez – batting in the lead off spot – belted a first inning home run that Power rode for seven tense innings to a 1-0 victory over the Black Knights of Fargo, ND in a winners bracket game Monday.

    The win was crucial in keeping Power undefeated at 2-0 – and out of the long and treacherous mine field called the losers bracket – that Kegel now finds itself at 1-1.

    After Nunez’ homer, Power pitcher Huemul Mata and Kegel’s Jorge Segura locked up in a tight pitchers’ duel – one of the best so far in the world tournament.

    Mata got the win on a three-hitter with three walks and nine strikeouts.

    Segura’s only mistake, only hit allowed came off the pitch he served up to Nunez. Other than that, he was tough the rest of the way, walking eight and striking out nine.

    Kegel, however, did have its chances, stranding seven runners. And they had a golden opportunity to steal away Nunez’ heroics in the fourth inning. The Black Knights loaded the bases with one out, but Mata escaped the threat with a strikeout and infield pop up.

    For Kegel, Colin Walsh, Lewis Welden and Travis DeJong each had a hit.

    And as for Power? Juan hit and one run.

    FOR SCORES AND MORE, VISIT: Pointstreak Scoring / Standings


    Friday, August 7th, 2015
    Josh Johnson of El Paso, Texas, was selected the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 NAFA World Series, AA-Major Division after helping the CR Brewers defeat the Topeka Toros twice to claim the title.

    Josh Johnson of El Paso, Texas, was selected the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 NAFA World Series, AA-Major Division after helping the CR Brewers defeat the Topeka Toros twice to claim the title.

    WARSAW, Ind. – The CR Brewers battled through the loser’s bracket to defeat the Topeka Toros twice to claim the 2015 NAFA World Series, AA-Major championship, Friday.

    The Brewers came into the World Series as defending champions, having won the title in the Quad Cities in 2014.

    The Portland ball club began the day with a 1-0 victory over the Cal State Builders, followed by a 6-3 win over the Bruno Merchants. That set up the first meeting with the undefeated Toros who finished round robin play 4-0 to grasp the No. 1 seed.

    But the Brewers proved the stronger team on the day, twice knocking off the Kansas club, 4-2 and 2-1, to come away with the championship.

    Rob Schweyer got the win in the “if necessary” game with relief help from Josh Johnson, who was selected the AA-Major Most Valuable Player, while his teammate Jorge Segura earned Most Valuable Pitcher honors.


  • Brewers: Ryan Daly, Rob Schweyer and Nick Green
  • Pepperjacks: Rob Doiran
  • Cal State Builders: Shawn Koster and Kyle Sherwood
  • Bruno Merchants: Lewis Weldon, Justin Dauvin and Matt Hillier
  • Topeka Toros: Matt Chambers, Carlos Ucero, Matt Thornton and Rick Manson
  • Errors help Guatemala defeat Denmark in consolation bracket, next up United States

    Saturday, July 4th, 2015

    SASKATOON, SK, Canada – Luis Folgar hit a double to score all of Guatemala’s runs in the fourth inning to defeat Denmark, 3-1, in the first-round of the ISF Men’s World Softball Championship consolation bracket, Friday.

    The win advances Guatemala into the second round against the United States Saturday. Team USA got a first-round bye because Indonesia had forfeited out of the tournament.

    All of Guatemala’s runs were unearned as a two-out infield error loaded the bases, giving Folgar the opportunity to clear them.

    Denmark’s Daniel Julenon put the Danes on the board in the sixth on an infield out that scored Frederik Terkelson, who led off with a walk.

    Denmark threatened to tie the game in the top of the seventh with runners at second and third. But Guatemala’s Jorge Segura struck out his 13th Dane to end the game.

    Segura allowed one run on two hits with three walks and 13 strikeouts to even his world softball championship record at 2-2. The right-hander has thrown very well despite Guatemala’s sixth place finish (2-5) in Pool A.

    In 29 innings, he’s allowed four earned runs, on 18 hits with 44 strikeouts, and has crafted a 0.96 ERA.

    The game with the United States is scheduled for 9 a.m., PDT. To watch the game live, visit Sports Canada Schedule

    The winner of this game will meet the winner between Great Britain and Mexico to decide the top finisher in the consolation bracket.The game is scheduled Saturday at 2:30 PDT.