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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.
  • Unranked Topeka Toros topple ISC big guns to take Tin Cup Challenge

    Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

    2017 TOPEKA TOROS include Carlos Carreno, Matt Chambers, Jaime Garcia, Jr., Peyton Hall, Travis Nevin, Jared Pinkerton, Brogan Potter, Rogelio Sequera, Zac Shaw, Tony Sparvier, Tyler Thomlinson, Matt Thornton, Jeremy Kenney, Carlos Ucero, player / manager Josh White and coaches Terry White and Mike Watson. 2017 ISC World Tournament roster

    WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. – The Topeka Toros weren’t ranked among the world’s top men’s fastpitch softball teams coming into the Tin Cup Challenge, but after the Toros impressive performance, one must ask, why not?

    The Toros went undefeated (5-0) in blazing their way past five International Softball Congress top-16 ranked teams to claim the eight-team Challenge, culminating with a 5-0 victory over No. 6 Circle Tap Dukes of Denmark, Wisc. in the championship, July 30.

    The key to the Toros success?

    “Good pitching combined with top-level defense and timely hitting was the key to our success,” said player / manager Josh White. “We had our moments offensively. We seemed to score early in most of our games and we seemed to be able to get the lead-off guy on base. Everyone seems to be contributing offensively one through nine.”

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    Sibley Fastpitch / Gibson City Elite to hold tournament Saturday

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

    JoshWhite.1lr Australian pitcher Josh White will be pitching for the Sibley Fastpitch / Gibson City Elite men’s fastpitch softball team in 2015.

    Press Release / Gibson City Courier

    SIBLEY, Ill – The Sibley Fastpitch/Gibson City Elite softball team is locked, loaded and ready for another season filled with summer nights under the bright lights of small town ballparks.

    Thanks to a “bolstered” schedule to increase competition, and the development of a young roster that fields six players under age 23, the bat cracking crew is ready to light up McMillan Field and hit the road running with higher expectations than previous years.

    “Last year’s team involved multiple lineup changes. This year’s lineup is much more stable and looks to be more consistent,” Elite member Tyler Brucker said. “Last year was an introduction to mens fastpitch for many of the players. This team has much more experience than in years past, and expectations are high.”

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    Fast-rising Topeka Toros not resting on NAFA laurels

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

    2011 Topeka Toros men’s fastpitch team. Contributed photo

    “We have had a pretty successful season so far (but) we believe our best ball is ahead of us.” – Toros Manager, Josh White

    TOPEKA, KS – The climb has been fast and the destination reached. But the Topeka Toros men’s fastpitch team desires far more.

    Since their inaugural 2007 season, the Toros have claimed a NAFA World Series championship with some top-five finishes as well.

    But a defining moment does stand out that helped make that NAFA success possible.


    “About halfway through the 2007 season, I was able to get (pitcher) Tony Buckley to come out of (a five year) retirement,” said Toros’ Manager Josh White. “Tony has been a big key to our success over the years.”

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