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NAFA Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
The North American Fastpitch Association offers World Series tournaments for all caliber of players - from age 23-Under to Masters, 65-over. Visit www.nafafastpitch.com for information to register your team.

The North American Fastpitch Association offers World Series tournaments for all caliber of players – from age 23-Under to Masters, 65-over. Visit www.nafafastpitch.com for information to register your team.

DAYTON, OR – The North American Fastpitch Association announced that eight individuals – six players, one umpire and a coach / sponsor – will be inducted into the NAFA Hall of Fame at ceremonies held at various World Series during the 2016 season.

2016 HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

Umpire

  • Steve Komoroski, Wisc.
  • Coach / Sponsor

  • Doug Smith, New Jersey
  • Players

  • Kyle Goslee, Minn.
  • Chad Osterman, Minn.
  • Colin McKenzie, BC, Canada
  • Trevor Knight, Wash.
  • Duane Clarkson, Manitoba, Canada
  • Mario Pereira, Calif.
  • The 2016 NAFA World Series

  • Open World Series, Fife (Seattle), Wash., July 22-24
  • Boys Youth, Vassar, Mich., July 30-31
  • AA-Major, Quad Cities, IA/IL, Aug. 19-21
  • A-Major, Mankato / North Mankato, Minn., Aug. 11-14
  • Wood Bat Nationals Upper Midwest, Mankato / North Mankato, Aug. 12-14
  • Wood Bat Nationals Lower Midwest, Newton, KS, July 30-31
  • Wood Bat Nationals West, Albuquerque, NM, Aug. 27-28
  • A and AA Divsions, Mankato / North Mankato, Aug. 18-21
  • 23-Under, Mankato / North Mankato, Aug. 19-21
  • Masters East, Niagara Falls, NY, Aug. 26-28
  • Masters Midwest, Quad Cities, Sept. 9-11
  • Masters West, Carson City, NV, Sept. 16-18
  • NAFA CONTACT INFORMATION
    Benjie Hedgecock, Executive Director
    email: Nafafastpitch@gmail.com
    cell: 503-559-5398
    work: 503-864-4487
    fax: 503-864-3939
    P.O. Box 566
    Dayton, OR 97114

    Aaron Glaum makes the transition from baseball to fastpitch in All-World fashion

    Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
    Aaron Glaum was a catalyst batting second for the Roseville Eagles. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Aaron Glaum was a catalyst batting second for the Roseville Eagles. Photo By BOB OTTO

    QUAD CITIES, IA/IL – From sixty feet, six inches away standing on a raised mound, Aaron Glaum faced baseball pitchers throwing overhand, sidearm and sub-marine style, offering up fastballs, curves, sliders and change-ups.

    Well, Glaum no longer sees that kind of pitching. He longer plays professional baseball, after leaving the sport earlier this year.

    But he still hungered to swing a bat, scoop up ground balls, and race around the bases.

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    Speed and power drive Roseville Eagles to NAFA World Series A-Major Championship

    Sunday, August 10th, 2014
    High flying Eagles win NAFA World Series A-Major Championship. The includes Jabari Wimbs, Mario Pereira, Adam Traugh, Mark Summers, Joel Manfredi, Nathan Dondero, Ed Gasper, Brandon Sharer, Kevin Fontana, Kary Moore, Steven Tyler Phillips, Rusty Newman, Nicholas Freitas, and Aaron Glaum. Photo By Bob Otto

    High flying Eagles win NAFA World Series A-Major Championship. The team includes Jabari Wimbs, Mario Pereira, Adam Traugh, Mark Summers, Joel Manfredi, Nathan Dondero, Ed Gasper, Brandon Sharer, Kevin Fontana, Kary Moore, Steven Tyler Phillips, Rusty Newman, Nicholas Freitas, and Aaron Glaum. Photo By Bob Otto

    QUAD CITIES, IA/IL – The Roseville, Calif. Eagles have the kind of lineup that can give many a pitcher a severe case of the jitters. They’ve got the speedsters up front slapping and poking their way on base, and the big bashers lining up to drive them in.

    Stoneyard of Madison, Wisc. can attest to that.

    In the bottom of the first inning, Aaron Glaum – possibly the fastest man in the World Series – hit a line shot into the left-centerfield gap, and before the ball could be flagged down he was rounding third and heading for home for an inside the park home run.

    That huge hit was the spark that ignited the Eagles’ offense and led to a 7-0 victory to claim the NAFA World Series A-Major Division Championship, Sunday, at Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline, Ill.

    “It’s a great combination to have speed up front in Jabari (Wimbs) and Aaron, and power hitters that go three, four, five, six and seven and then we roll the lineup to speed again,” said Eagles’ player and manager Mario Pereira, who bats third. “Aaron set the tone for us today.”

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    Cal-State Builders claim third consecutive NAFA Masters West championship

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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    By Dave Carlton / Owner and Manager, Cal-State Builders

    CARSON CITY, NEV – The Cal-State Builders made its annual trip to Carson City, Sept. 13-15, with hopes of retaining the NAFA Masters World Series West 40-Over crown. The same rag-tag group from the previous two years consisted of 12-men (with newcomer Scott Budnick, Bothell, WA, and veteran Mario Pereira, Roseville, CA) who put their skills to the test as tough competition loomed.

    The Portland Brewers – narrowly defeated last year at the hands of Cal-State ace Kevin Kammueller (Shakopee, MN) – were hungry to redeem the loss. The Boston Seadogs, eliminated in 2012 by Portland in a dramatic extra-inning walk-off, were similarly eager to avenge the past.

    Ten hopefuls entered the NAFA West Masters, with Cal-State, Portland, and Boston opposite each other in separate pools.

      Cal-State 11, SoCal Quakes 0

    Rain and heavy wind suspended Friday’s games deep into the night. Game one slated for 8 p.m. finally got started around 10:30. The SoCal Quakes sent veteran Doug Rooney to the mound to face Cal-State’s iconic big-man Kammueller.

    The Builders showed no ill effects from the rain delay as they quickly plated seven runs in the top of the first inning, sending 13 men to the plate. Dean Waltier highlighted a six-hit inning with a two-run blast to the right field corner. Both Randy “The Hammer” Bitterman and Darin Michael posted two hits each, while Mark Summers and Scott Budnick added walks.

    Former Builder Mario Pereira, who took a few years off from the team, added a base hit, and Duane Christensen began his path to tournament MVP with a single.

    Kammueller began where he left off at the ISC World Tournament (ISC II All-World pitcher) by pounding the strike zone with nasty corners and wicked movement. The Quakes mustered three hits in the mercy-shortened contest but could not score a run off the stingy Builder’s ace.

    Former University of Arizona standout Debby Day, the only female pitcher to ever pitch at the men’s event, took over for Rooney in the top of the second and held off the Builders until the fourth, when pinch-hitter Larry Machado got a rally started with a clean single.

    kammueller.kevin.246web Kevin Kammueller shows the form that earned him ISC II All-World and NAFA Masters All-World. Photo By BOB OTTO / June 2013 California Classic Fastpitch Tournament

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