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Check out photos of Taft Buzzards NAFA A-Division World Series Champions

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
The Buzzards of Taft, Calif. won the 2016 NAFA A-Division World Series at Caswell Park in North Mankato, Minn., Aug. 17-21, 2016. Photo Courtesy of SCIFL

The Buzzards of Taft, Calif. won the 2016 NAFA A-Division World Series at Caswell Park in North Mankato, Minn., Aug. 17-21, 2016. Photo Courtesy of SCIFL

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – The Buzzards of Taft, Calif. won the 2016 NAFA A-Division World Series with a 6-0 record, Aug. 17-21. Several of the team members were selected to the All-World Team.

To view the photos, click: So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League Photo Gallery

Minnesota Computers close season strong at NAFA World Series

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Mn Computers Collage.llr Minnesota Computers / Coasters Beer Garden of St. Paul / Minneapolis turned around a sluggish season with an exceptional perforance at the 2016 NAFA A-Division World Series at Caswell Park in North Mankato, to finish second in the 50-team tournament with a 6-2 record. Courtesy Photo / Matt Fitzenberger

ST. PAUL / Minneapolis – If manager Richard Quigley were to grade his ball club for the regular season, he’d probably hand out a big red F. But in post-season play, he would surely have to swap it for a big shiny A+. Maybe even hand out some gold stars.

The Minnesota Computers / Coasters Beer Garden men’s fastpitch team plodded through the regular season with a so-so record. They finished fourth in the 12-team Dunning League at 6-4-2.

And in tournament play, they took third at Milltown, Wisconsin (3-2), and had a dismal weekend at the Hollywood tournament, going 0-4.

It’s the kind of results that will have opponents thinking we’ll crush these patsies. But pity the team with this thought in the post-season.

For MN Computers woke from its slumber to have an outstanding NAFA A-Division World Series at North Mankato, Aug. 19-21, at Caswell Park.

    CATCH FIRE AT WORLD SERIES

MN Computers fashioned a 6-2 record to finish runner-up to the Buzzards of Taft, California, who claimed the 24th Annual A-Division Championship with a 7-1 record in the 50-team tournament.

Quigley is as puzzled as anyone about how his team can suddenly turn mediocrity into excellence, like flipping a light switch from off to on.

“We’re a veteran team that was horrible until state (tournament) and NAFA World Series,” said Quigley. “But both seasons (2015, 2016) at the end were huge successes.”

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Check out results of NAFA World Series in North Mankato

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

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NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – Three divisions of the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) are battling for championships, Sunday, in the final day of the World Series at Caswell Park in North Mankato.

Click on the links for results

  • AA Division
  • A Division
  • 23-Under Division
  • Important links to the 2016 NAFA World Series

    Monday, August 15th, 2016
    Caswell Park in North Mankato, Minnesota is hosting the 2016 NAFA World Series, Aug. 11-21.

    Caswell Park in North Mankato, Minnesota is hosting the 2016 NAFA World Series, Aug. 11-21.

    NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – Want to know who’s winning? Who’s leading the tournament in pitching, hitting, and fielding?

      For all things concerning the NAFA World Series at Caswell Park in North Mankato, visit these important links

  • World Series Divisions
  • Playnafa Results and Stats
  • NAFA Website
  • Caswell Park
  • Caswell Park Sports
  • Thank You,
    Benjie Hedgecock
    NAFA Executive Director
    503-559-5398
    Nafafastpitch@gmail.com

    Bowen Fastpitch takes third at NAFA World Series

    Sunday, August 14th, 2016
    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

    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

    NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – After dropping its opening game of the NAFA A-Major World Series, Bowen Fastpitch marched through the loser’s bracket winning six straight games before losing to the Northwest Merchants of New York, 7-1, to finish third at 6-2 in the 20-team field.

    Hats off to Bowen Fastpitch, a long-time loyalist to NAFA that won the NAFA A Division championship in 2014, the first NAFA title for the ball club from Bowen, Illinois (pop. 500).

    Bowen is led by Rocco Ramsey, a voracious leader and promoter of men’s fastpitch, who was inducted into the NAFA Hall of Fame in 2012.

    Minnesota’s Hennager Plumbing and Heating vying for a NAFA World Series Championship

    Sunday, August 14th, 2016

    NAFA.A.MajorRoster1lr Twenty teams started the NAFA World Series A-Major Division, but only four remain, with undefeated Hennager Plumbing and Heating of Lake Crystal, Minnesota in contention for the championship.

    NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – The mantra for Hennager Plumbing and Heating of Lake Crystal, Minn. probably goes something like this: “One more boys, one more and the championship is ours!”

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    Follow The 2016 NAFA World Series Team Results, Stats And More

    Friday, August 12th, 2016
    Cory Wertz fires a pitch during the A1 Rockies game with the BC A's. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Cory Wertz, who will be pitching for the Beaumont (CA) Coyotes in the 2016 NAFA World Series, fires a pitch during the A1 Rockies game with the BC A’s in a So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League game. Photo By BOB OTTO

    NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – The NAFA World Series has over 90 teams playing for division championships at Caswell Park in North Mankato, Aug. 11-21, in what promises to be a most competitive event with teams competing from throught the United States and Canada.

    FOLLOW THE RESULTS

  • 23-Under Pool Bracket
  • Statistics For All Divisions
  • Weather and rain information: 888-852-1115
  • NAFA A-Major Division World Series underway

    Friday, August 12th, 2016

    NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – A heavy overnight rain at Caswell Park couldn’t stop the start of the 2016 NAFA World Series, A-Major Division on Thursday.

    The fields were in great playing condition for the 20 teams competing in the tournament that continues through Sunday with the championship scheduled for noon.

    TEAMS / SCORES / PITCHERS SPEEDS of SOME FIRST-ROUND GAMES

  • Sawdust City (WI) 7, Northwest Braves 2
    WP Grady Wold, 67 mph; LP Bill Carson 69; Brett Klozuski 60; Shayne Arndt 66
  • Elanco Blackhawks 12, Strikers Lanes (WI) 9
    WP Dave Stokes 67; Todd Smoker 70; LP Dan Ducharme 62; Larry Cushman 59
  • Boise RiverDogs (ID) 9, Hustle Hogs (IL) 6
    WP Shane Alder 69; LP Fabio Silvestre 70
  • Wizards of Oz (KS) 9, Blues Fastpitch (MI) 5
    WP Ray Foster 64; LP Ryan Nichols 68
  • RM Kurtz (PA) 7, Young Thunder (MO) 0
    WP Derek Martin 68; LP Craig Lewis 59
  • Weezer Fastpitch (KS) 4, Bowen Fastpitch 1
    WP Joe McCall 63; LP Nick Siebenlist 71
  • K-Club (WA) 2, Omaha Primetime 1
    WP Dave Drotzman 70; LP Lane Bender 68
  • For bracket results, visit A-Major World Series

    Still time to play in the 2016 NAFA World Series

    Thursday, August 4th, 2016

    DAYTON, Ore. – For teams and players who have yet to register to play in the 2016 NAFA World Series in North Mankato, Minnesota, you can still do so. But time is running short.

    “We would love to have (more teams) come and participate in our World Series,” said Hedgecock. “Or if you want to play, but don’t have a team, let us know and we will find you one.”

    The three divisions still open for registration

  • Aug. 18-21 Men’s “A” (lowest level)
  • Aug. 19-21 Men’s “AA”
  • Aug. 19-21 “23-Under” (no time conflicts with other divisions on Friday or Saturday nights)
  • Contact NAFA Executive Director Benjie Hedgecock and register now.
    Phone: 503-559-5398
    Email: Nafafastpitch@gmail.com

    Dugout places six on ASA All-American teams

    Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

    ST. CROIX FALLS, WI – Dugout Bar & Grill took second in the ASA Fastpitch Men’s Class C West National Championship at Caswell Park in North Mankato, Minnesota Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, and placed six players on the All-American first and second teams.

    Max Loew, Pete Kelly and Todd Lessman were named to the first team, and Jeremy Dagestad, Ben Lundgren and John Moline were selected second-team All-Americans.

    Dugout pitchers turned in great performances as well. Ryan Byl had a record of 3-1 with an ERA of 2.05, while Max Loew was 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA.