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Hector’s NAFA Selects edge Page Brake in Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

DAN VIGIL rips into a pitch during Hector’s NAFA Selects 8-5 victory over Salt Lake City Page Brake in the Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Tim Thornton drove in two runs, Bryn Redhead gave a gutsy performance in the circle, and Hector’s NAFA Selects of Denver, CO, held off Page Brake of Salt Lake City to take an 8-5 victory in the AA / AA-Major Division of the Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament at Sunset Park, Saturday.

The Selects hadn’t been hitting the ball especially well in earlier games, but they erupted for four runs in the first inning on Thornton’s two-run double, and added two more in the second and one in the fifth to get past the hard-hitting lineup of Page Brake.

“We started slow and they took a 3-0 lead on us,” said Selects’ manager Matt Thornton, younger brother of Tim Thornton, “but our bats came alive.”

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NAFA Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Class

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

lubkeman.todd.willkomm.10web Todd Lubkeman is one of the outstanding ball players who will be inducted into the NAFA Hall of Fame at scheduled ceremonies during the NAFA World Series in the Quad Cities of Iowa / Illinois, or at Masters World Series. Photo By BOB OTTO

    NAFA Press Release

    DAYTON, Ore. – The North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce its 2014 Hall of Fame class.

    2014 NAFA HALL OF FAME CLASS

UMPIRE CATEGORY

Carley Parish, Canada

COACH / SPONSOR CATEGORY

Rod Engle, Pennsylvania

Bud Olson, Wisconsin

Charlie Bendock, Washington

Greg Alder, Idaho

PLAYER CATEGORY

Todd Lubkeman, Wisconsin

Tim DeJong, South Dakota

Mark Nelson, Wisconsin

B.J. Boom, Minnesota

Larry Cushman, Wisconsin

“Congratulations to each of you for earning the respect of the NAFA family and achieving this honor,” said Benjie Hedgecock NAFA Executive Director. “Each of you will be inducted at one of these three times and locations that you can select by replying to this email thread.”

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First Annual NAFA Western Championships in Carson City

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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DAYTON, OR – The 1st annual NAFA Western Championships will be held at the Centennial Sport Complex in Carson City, Nev., July 5-6.

The tournament is NAFA sanctioned and restricts pitchers to class A and A-Major, and must be pre-approved. The eight teams entered will play three pool play games on Saturday and then will be seeded for Sunday’s championship playoffs.

POOL A:

  • Ramos Brothers, Calif.
  • NSB, Calif.
  • SR Hotshots, Nev.
  • Roseville Eagles, Calif.
  • POOL B:

  • Bay Area Merchants, Calif.
  • Holiday RV Free Agents
  • Demon Dawgs, Calif.
  • Black Sox, Calif.
  • Saturday games start at noon or 2 p.m. See tournament bracket: NAFA Western Championship

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