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Kegel Black Knights Juniors take NAFA 23-Under World Series

Monday, August 19th, 2013

kegel.juniors.89web The Kegel Black Knights Juniors of Fargo, North Dakota went undefeated to win the 2013 NAFA 23-Under World Championship with an 11-1 victory over Northwest Implement of Maryville, Missouri, Sunday. Photo By BOB OTTO

DES MOINES, IOWA – Ben Watts homered twice, and Jim Hartman hurled a two-hitter to lead the Fargo Kegel Black Knights Juniors to an 11-1 victory over Northwest Implement of Maryville, Missouri in the NAFA 23-Under World Series Championship, Sunday, at Walker-Johnson Softball Complex.

Watts led Kegel’s 10-hit attack with a three-run home run in the first inning and a grand slam in the second that gave Kegel a 7-0 advantage.

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Missouri holds off California in NAFA 23-Under World Series thriller

Saturday, August 25th, 2012


Northwest Implement of Maryville, Missouri, the 2012 NAFA 23-Under World Series Champions.

TOPEKA, KS – Northwest Implement came to the NAFA World Series with just nine players, but those nine had what pitcher Brody Abell calls, “the want.”

And that desire carried the Maryville, Missouri fastpitch team to a thrilling eight inning, 7-6 victory over the California Young Bucks in the championship game of the 2012 NAFA 23-Under World Series, August 19 in Topeka, Kansas.

“We got timely hitting, put up runs when we needed, and we had solid pitching,” said Northwest catcher Colby Miller, who caught every game and was 1-0 pitching with 13 strikeouts. “This was the solidest hitting we’ve had all year.”

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Donna ‘momma’ Abell, super fastpitch fan will not give up

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

She once went to the ball park after 72 hours of chemotherapy (but) she wasn’t going to miss the ball game. Fastpitch came along at the right time for us.” – Randy Abell


The Abell family includes Randy, left, Donna, and sons Tysen and Brody.
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EAGLEVILLE, MO – At first glance, boys’ fastpitch brought a grimace and a groan from Donna Abell: “You’ve got to be kidding. Girls play softball!”

That was in 2003 when through the insistence of a friend, Donna’s 11-year-old son Brody switched from playing baseball to fastpitch softball.

She wasn’t keen on the move then. But she now has a distinctly different view of the underhanded game.

“We didn’t know back then how infectious fastpitch would become,” she said. “So you can say we took a leap of faith and fell head-over-heels for the game we call fastpitch.”

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Someone to know: Greg McQuinn, Missouri boy’s fastpitch

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010


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MARYVILLE, MO – By day Greg McQuinn sells the green and yellow, by night and on the weekends, he wears it. And so do his four boys.

McQuinn is co-owner and general manager of Northwest Implement, a John Deere dealership in Maryville. The dealership is well known among Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska farmers.

But in fastpitch softball, it has quite a reputation as well.

In the 2009 ASA Boy’s National Tournament, Northwest Implement won the age 16-under division national championship. And over the past few years, McQuinn’s teams have notched a couple of seconds in other age divisions as well.

McQuinn started sponsoring and coaching boy’s fastpitch six years a go. All because of his sons and their friends. Kyle, 22, Brett, 21, Ryan, 18, and Troy, 17 have a fondness for fastpitch. And McQuinn has made sure his boys have teams to play on.

“I’ll keep helping them as long as they want to keep playing,” said McQuinn, 47.

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