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Bowen (Ill) Fastpitch takes title at Black Gold Fastpitch Softball Classic

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Bowen Fastpitch manager Rocco Ramsey celebrates after his team pulled out a 7-6 walk-off win over Rude Pac of So. Calif. in the semifinals of the 2014 NAFA A-Division World Series Photo By BOB OTTO

By MATT BENZ
Black Gold Fastpitch

NEW HAVEN, MO – For the third time in the last four years Black Gold finished second in their own men’s fastpitch softball tournament, held June 24-25 at New Haven City Park in New Haven, Missouri.

Bowen Fastpitch of Bowen, Illinois was led by pitcher and leadoff hitter Julian Fernandez who pitched 19 scoreless innings to lead his ball club to the title.

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Black Gold finishes third in Black Gold Softball Classic

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

TerryLusterPitcher.1lr Led by pitcher Terry Luster, Boonville Fastpitch won the Black Gold Classic Fastpitch Tournament. Photo By MATT BENZ

NEW HAVEN, MO – Black Gold had a good weekend in between the raindrops June 25 and 26 at the Black Gold Classic. However, they ran into a juggernaut in the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Boonville Fastpitch, led by Terry Luster.

Boonville, a first time champion of the Classic, knocked off the Belleville Stallions, also making their first title game appearance, 10-1 in 5 innings.

Both Bock and Lions Field saw 7 hours lost to rain delays, so pool play was cut back from 3 games to 2 on Saturday for all teams, and the semifinal games on Sunday were shortened to five innings.

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