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NAFA heads to Fargo for 25th annual World Series of men’s fastpitch softball

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

THE 2017 NAFA WORLD SERIES will be held at the Northside Softball Complex in Fargo, ND. Courtesy Photo

DAYTON, Ore. – In the winter of 1993, seven dedicated fastpitch men – Pat Bucknell, Jim Williamson, Loren Lathrop, Ronn Kopp, Roger Regez, Milt Waschow and Bill Musolf – met in Chicago with a lofty goal in mind: to create an international organization explicitly for male fastpitch.

And from that meeting, the North American Fastpitch Association was born.

In August, NAFA will celebrate an outstanding milestone – a quarter century of striving to make the game better for every man, young man, boy or masters-aged player who wants to play fastpitch the “NAFA way.”

NAFA Executive Director, Benjie Hedgecock, wants to make this milestone special and one long to be remembered by inviting all teams, players and fans to attend the NAFA World Series in Fargo, No. Dak., Aug. 8-20.

“We are preparing for our 25th Anniversary of the North American Fastpitch Association in Fargo, North Dakota in August and we are inviting you to come join us,” said Hedgecock.

Professor Tadashi Yoshimura, manager and founder of the Waseda University men’s fastpitch team of Tokyo, Japan, throws out the ceremonial first pitch during the 2014 NAFA World Series Opening Day ceremonies, Thursday night at Green Valley Sports Complex. Photo By BOB OTTO

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Eugene Holm Classic men’s fastpitch softball tournament in Moorhead, Minnesota

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Eugene Holm Classic features eight top Open-caliber teams, mostly from the Upper Midwest, along with one newcomer, the Pueblo Bandits from Colorado that will compete for the championship, June 13-14.

The Holm Classic will be played at the North Side of the Moorhead Centenial Athletic Complex at 2600 15th Ave. North, Moorhead, MN 56560.

POOL A

  • Circle Tap Dukes, Wisconsin
  • Kegel Black Knights, Fargo
  • Rooters Bar, Fargo
  • Rice Lake Orangemen, Wisconsin
  • POOL B

  • Pueblo Bandits, Colorado
  • SME Threshers, Fargo
  • Ostrander Fastpitch, Minnesota
  • Tin Cup, Minnesota
  • Visit Fargo / Moorhead Fastpitch Softball Association for the pool play schedule.

    Sunday will feature a single elimination format to crown the champion.

    Fans are welcome to come out and watch some of the best men’s fastpitch teams in the country play some great ball.