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Coyotes overcome huge deficit to claim A-Division Las Vegas Road Trip title

Monday, April 10th, 2017

THE 2017 LAS VEGAS ROAD TRIP X CHAMPION BEAUMONT COYOTES includes Jeremy Dean, Gilbert Valdivia, Gabriel Valdivia, Jesse Mullen, Jason Martinez, Jesse Martinez, George Valdivia, Johnny Ray, Damon Valdivia, Richard Soriano, Derek Soto, Devon Valdivia, Justin Martinez and manager David Valdivia. Photo By BOB OTTO

LAS VEGAS – The Beaumont Coyotes had dug themselves a hole, a huge hole.

Now, could they dig themselves out of it?

Of top priority, the man in the circle had to stop the hemorrhaging. That’s exactly what Jesse Martinez did.

Trailing 5-0 in the fifth inning in the A-Division championship game of the Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament, Martinez told his teammates he wouldn’t give up any more runs.

Now all they had to do was show some offensive punch. And like lighting a fuse, the Coyotes bats caught fire in the fifth and sixth innings.

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NAFA World Series is showcase for men’s softball

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

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By Shane Frederick sfrederick@mankatofreepress.com

MANKATO, Minn. – As mayor of Mankato, Eric Anderson is happy to have the North American Fastpitch Association World Series back in the area.

As a softball player, however, he’s thrilled.

“The thing I personally like is it gives people a chance to come up here and see the game played,” Anderson said before taking the field for the Pub 500 team’s second game of the tournament Friday afternoon. “There’s an added benefit that a lot of people have come here and are staying in the area, but as the (men’s) game shows signs of dying out, people can come out and see some good fastpitch softball.”

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Fargo Memorial Tournament features strong United States and Canadian teams

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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Information Courtesy of Jon Kegel / NAFA Vice President Upper Midwest and Canada

FARGO, ND – Twelve teams will take to the ball diamonds for the annual Fargo Memorial Weekend Tournament at the Anderson Softball Complex in Fargo. The tournament is classified as NAFA A-Major and below, with the first game starting at 9 A.M. Saturday.

Pool A
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Fargo Bombers
Lens Auto, Minneapolis
Brookings Fastpitch, Brookings, SD

Pool B
Fargo Koalas
Gameland Trappers, Fort Frances, Ontario
Colorado knights, Fort Collins, CO
Hollywood, MN

Pool C
Rooters Bar, Fargo
Winnipeg bullets, Manitoba
Grenfell Gems, Saskachewan
Hennager / Odin Fastpitch, MN

Wilber and Bol’s take Wisconsin NAFA state titles

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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MIDDLETON, Wisc. – Sixteen teams took to the ball diamonds at the Bowling Green Recreation Center in Middleton last weekend and when the last out was made, Wilber Lime of Galesville emerged as the NAFA AA / AA-Major Division champion, while Bol’s Lanes of Baldwin took the A / A-Major Division crown in the Henry St. Claire NAFA Wisconsin State Championship on Sunday.

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Teams wanted for Fargo NAFA tourney

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

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FARGO, ND – The annual Holm Men’s Faspitch Tournament is adding a special feature this year, a separate tournament for NAFA A and A-Major classified teams.

The entry fee is just $200, with the winner guaranteed a free entry into the 2013 NAFA World Series in Des Moines, Iowa, that runs for all divisions, Aug. 8-18.

“We are looking for a few teams for the NAFA A and A-Major tourney and we will be running it during the annual Holm tourney in Fargo (June 15-16),” said tournament organizer, Mike Oehlke. “It will be held at the same complex as the NAFA Open. This should be a fun weekend as there are some good teams to watch in the Holm.”

Teams committed for the NAFA Open include:
Saskatoon Diamondbacks, CA
Randys A’s, BC, CA
Circle Tap, Wisc
Winnipeg Bullets, CA
West Fargo Knights, ND
Kegel Black Knights, ND
Topeka Toros, Kansas
Fargo Rooters Bar, ND
Sooke Loggers, BC, CA
Minnesota Angels, Minn

URGENT, READ RECENT UPDATE: On Sunday June 9th, Oehlke writes that the NAFA A and A-Major tournament needs one more team on Saturday, June 15. And please note: It’s a three game guarantee with NO ENTRY FEE. That’s right, no entry fee. Please respond to Mike ASAP if interested.

For more information about the Fargo NAFA A and A-Major tournament
contact Mike Oehlke
701-367-3545