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Top men’s fastpitch teams in Seventh Annual Las Vegas Road Trip

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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    BIG SOUTHWEST MEN’S FASPITCH TOURNAMENT COMING TO LAS VEGAS THIS WEEKEND

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – 37 teams from all points in the U.S. and from Argentina, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela will kick off the fastpitch season in Las Vegas in the Seventh Annual Las Vegas Road Trip men’s fastpitch tournament, Friday April 11-13.

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New Image shuts down opposition to claim ASA Class A National Championship

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

NO. MANKATO, MN – New Image of Montfort, Wisconsin won five straight games and outscored its opponents 26-1 to finish undefeated with a 5-0 record in the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Men’s Class A National Championship, Sept. 1-2, in North Mankato, Minnesota.

Thirteen teams played in the double elimination tournament at Caswell Park, ASA Fastpitch Men’s Nationals in No. Mankato.

The Montfort, Wisconsin ball club topped off its undefeated run by defeating the Sioux Falls Sox (SD) 2-1 in the championship game to claim the title.

The Sox lost 1-0 to Bac Pride (IL) in the semi-finals of the winner’s bracket, and then battled back into the championship with three consecutive wins: 5-1 over Odin (MN); held off Goring Lawn Care (MN), 5-3, and then knocked off Bac Pride in a rematch, 5-2, for the right to face off with New Image in the final.

New Image defeated the Topeka (KS) Toros 7-0 in its opening game, and then downed Point Blank (WI), 2-0, Dekalb (IL), 7-0, Bac Pride, 8-0, and then the Sox 2-1.

The Final Four
1. New Image 5-0
2. Sioux Falls Sox 4-2
3. Bac Pride 3-2
4. Goring Lawn Care 3-2

No all-tournament or most valuable player and pitcher selections have been placed on the ASA website yet, but keep checking ASA Class A National Championship Results for information.

San Antonio Titans claim NAFA AA-Major title

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

By Eric Gomez
Contributed Story

TOPEKA, KS – The San Antonio Titans swept through the AA-Major World Series after an initial disappointing turnout of teams. As the NAFA AA-Major (Aug. 17-19) kicked off Friday evening, tournament organizers found themselves scrambling to find teams to compete in the high profile tournament.

‘A’ TEAMS TO THE RESCUE
Teams from the A-division were encouraged to enter the AA-Major, so the tournament went forward, featuring top teams such as the Topeka Toros, New Image (WI), and the San Antonio Titans making their first NAFA World Series appearance in over five years.

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A hit to cherish

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010


Named to the NAFA AA-Major All World team were Manor’s Christopher Torres, Peter Saldana-Rodriguez (front row, far right), Jason Chagoya, and Corey Avery. From the Toros, Jaime Garcia, Jr., Boomer Berry, Kyle Brown, and Tony Buckley were selected All World. Avery was selected the Most Valuable Pitcher, while Buckley was named the Most Valuable Player.
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DES MOINES, WEST DES MOINES, IA – Peter Saldana-Rodriguez stepped into the right-side batter’s box. The bases were loaded. Tim Schultz was on third, Will Sandifer on second, Chris Torres on first.

For over three hours, the Texas Manor Dirt Bags and New Image of Monfort, WI. were locked in a battle in the NAFA World Series “AA-Major” playoffs. The score was tied, 1-1, in the 14th inning.

Like two iron-willed poker players playing for high stakes, the game had everything riding on it. The winner advances to the championship game. While the loser goes home.

And all alone in the batter’s box stood Rodriguez with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 14th. He could hear his Manor Dirt Bag teammates imploring him to wait on the change up and just meet the ball.

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Tom Crouch performs at All World level

Monday, October 4th, 2010


Tom Crouch at bat for the Bar of Appleton (WI).
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“Dad taught me that to be good you have to play and practice all the time. There are so many great players that if I didn’t work at it, I wouldn’t be playing at the major level.” – Tom Crouch

DEKALB, IL – Jeramie Holman well remembers the play. Holman unleashes a pitch and the batter drills the ball into the hole. Holman whirls and watches as his shortstop races to his right, lunges and snares the ball.

And for a split-second, Holman worries: Would Tommy Crouch be able to make the play?

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