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39th Annual Rice Lake Invitational final results

Friday, June 16th, 2017

By RONN KOPP
Tournament Committee
NAFA President
Wisconsin NAFA

RICE LAKE, Wisc. – After surviving an opening round scare from the upset-minded Cushing Tigers by the score of 4-3, Odin Fastpitch of the southwestern Minnesota town of Odin, Minnesota, population 106, racked up two more wins to claim the title of the rain-shortened 39th edition of the Aquafest Men’s Fastpitch Invitational Tournament held at Tate Park in Rice Lake June 9-11.

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Minnesota Sports Federation Men’s Class B State Fastpitch Tournament

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – Eight of Minnesota’s top men’s fastpitch softball teams head to North Mankato, Aug. 1-2, for the Minnesota Sports Federation (MSF) Men’s Class B State Fastpitch Tournamnet at Caswell Park.

Courtesy of Richard Quigley / MINNESOTA COMPUTERS MEN’S FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

The double-elimination tournament opens Saturday at 11:15 a.m. and finishes Sunday with the championship game scheduled for 2 p.m. See tournament schedule: 2015_MFP_B

THE TOURNAMENT FIELD

  • Ostrander, West St. Paul
  • Crow Bar, Sioux Falls
  • Len’s Automotive /Krestrel, West St. Paul
  • Odin, Mankato
  • Jordan Realty, West St. Paul
  • Jonny’s Saloon, St. Charles
  • Beaver Creek, Border League
  • Hennager Plumbing and Heating, Lake Crystal
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
    Perry Coonce, MSF State Commissioner
    perry@msf1.org

    Steve Ketter, MSF Assistant State Commissioner
    steve@msf1.org
    Ph: 952-405-6936

    Orangemen win first ever 36th Annual Rice Lake Aquafest Invitational Title

    Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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    By RONN KOPP / NAFA President and Tournament Director

    RICE LAKE, Wisc. – After falling to Bol’s Lanes of Baldwin 3-2 in the winners bracket final, the Rice Lake Orangemen bounced back to bounce La Crosse Athletics 10-2 and then defeated Bol’s twice in championship play 7-6 and 2-1 in 9 innings to capture the championship of the 10-team 36th annual Rice Lake Aquafest Invitational men’s fastpitch tournament.

    It was the first Aquafest championship for the Orangemen, the only team to have played in all 36 tourneys.

    The Orangemen opened tournament play with a 6-2 victory over Sawdust City of Eau Claire, followed with a 2-0 win over Ostrander, Minnesota, and a 7-0 win over Morelli’s of St. Paul before coming up a run short in their first encounter with defending NAFA state A division champion Bol’s Lanes.

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    Rice Lake, Wisc. Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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    By RONN KOPP / NAFA President

    10 TEAMS TO COMPETE IN 36th RICE LAKE AQUAFEST INVITATIONAL MEN’S FASTPITCH TOURNAMENT

    RICE LAKE, WISC. – Five teams from Wisconsin and five from Minnesota make up the roster of teams for the 36th Annual Rice Lake Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament to be held June 13-15, once again in conjunction with the city’s annual Aquafest celebration.

    Absent from the field is defending champion Wilber Lime of Galesville, eight-time tournament titlist, who ceased operations after capturing the North American Fastpitch Association “AA” championship in play at Des Moines, Iowa last August.

    Wisconsin entries in the NAFA AA and A tournament include the Rice Lake Orangemen, the only team to have played in all 35 previous events, along with the La Crosse Athletics, Saw Dust City of Eau Claire, J.R. Sports of Arcadia, and defending Wisconsin state “A” division champion Bol’s Lanes of Baldwin.

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    Kegel rolls to West St. Paul tourney title

    Thursday, July 25th, 2013

    gervasutti.sebastian Led by the pitching of Sebastian Gervasutti (pictured above) and Gerald Muizelaar, the Kegel Black Knights of Fargo won the 2013 West St. Paul Men’s Fastpitch Tournament.

    WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. – With the NAFA World Series and ISC World Tournament two weeks away, this is the time for teams to start playing their best ball. The time to peak. And if their latest tournament is a forecast, then the Kegel Black Knights appear to be right on schedule.

    The Black Knights swept through the 43rd Annual West St. Paul Men’s Fastpitch Tournament undefeated (5-0) and knocked off Wilber Lime of Galesville, Wisc. 8-0 in the final at the West St. Paul Sports Complex, July 19-21.

    Sebastian Gervasutti threw a no-hitter with five strikeouts to pick up the game-shortened win for Kegel of Fargo, which is celebrating its 30th year in men’s fastpitch. The 28-year-old from Bilbao, Spain finished the tournament 2-0 with one hit allowed in 18 innings and 34 strikeouts.

    “He throws hard with the up and down and some change up,” said Kegel player / coach Kyle Koterba.

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