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Chucking pitches against dugout lands Ryan Nichols on elite NAFA team

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

HASTINGS, MI – Ryan Nichols’ journey to the fastpitch rubber began as a youngster throwing pitches against the dugout at the local ball diamond where his dad played. Then when he was 14, he got his big break. His dad’s team came up short fielding a team, so the eager Nichols was beckoned on to the ball diamond.

And he has never left.

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NAFA announces 2012 Hall of Fame inductees

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

DAYTON, OR – The North American Fastpitch Association announced the following players, managers and sponsors who will be inducted into NAFA Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the 2012 NAFA World Series (Aug. 9-19) in Topeka, KS.

Leo Blakley of St. Joseph, Missouri ranks as one of fastpitch softball’s greatest players; and one who gave back to the game by bringing young players into the sport. Blakley, who is a Missouri ASA Hall of Famer, will be inducted in the NAFA Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the 2012 World Series.

  • 2012 Inductees
  • Dan Kolda, Player, Seattle, Washington
  • Merna & Elmer Wilber, Sponsor, Galesville, Wisconsin
  • Tom Crouch, Player, Dekalb, Illinois
  • Eric Lewis, Player, Fargo, North Dakota
  • Johnny Desaulniers, Player, Dryden, Ontario, Canada
  • Ryan Nichols, Player, Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Rocco Ramsey, Manager, Bowen, Illinois
  • Kevin Kammueller, Player, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Brent Holman, Player, Montfort, Wisconsin
  • Lou Heller, Player, Odin, Minnesota
  • Terry Traverso, Player, Portland, Oregon
  • Dean Waltiers, Player, Seattle, Washington
  • Sam Aldridge, Player, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Leo Blakley, Manager, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Benjie Hedgecock
    NAFA Executive Director
    PO Box 566 Dayton, OR 97114
    503-559-5398
    email: nafafastpitch@gmail.com