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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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SCIFL Hosts One-Day Tournament July 9 At Little Lake Park

Friday, July 1st, 2016

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The amount of teams that have entered the next So. California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) Alliance Tournament has been reduced to six teams. With fewer teams participating, the two day tournament has been reduced to a single day which will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

  • The Entry fee will be $320.
  • The format will consist of two game pool play followed immediately by a single elimination. All games will start at 9:00 AM sharp with no grace period with the Championship game scheduled at 3:00 PM. To make sure all games start on time the pool play games will be one hour thirty minutes drop dead, to avoid staying at the park too late. Games that end in a tie will be calculated accordingly for seeding.

    Volunteers are needed to put up the fences. If there are no volunteers, the fences will not be put up. As a reminder, a team that volunteers to put of the fences will have their entry fee discounted.

    TEAMS ENTERED

  • A1 Rockies
  • Beaumont Coyotes
  • Buzzards
  • Maccabi USA
  • So Cal Bandits
  • So Cal Heat
  • **Schedule to follow**

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    Sincerely,
    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President
    scifastpitch@gmail.com
    661-510-8928

    Vancouver, BC, Athletics sweep through SCIFL Alliance Tournament

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
    The Vancouver, BC, Athletics won the SCIFL Alliance Men's Fast-pitch Tournament at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., June 25-26. The team includes (in no order) Marcus Tan, Kevin Castillo, Gregg Garrity, Josh Johnson, Ramon Jones, Pat Sagdal, Matt Christiansen, Nate Devine, CJ Dedeaux, Eurera Drage, Bobby Rpsthenhausler, Jenner Christiansen, manager David Weldin, and coaches Jason Porto, Greg Hicks, Pete Turner, and Ron Guzman. Courtesy Photo / Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

    The Vancouver, BC, Athletics won the SCIFL Alliance Men’s Fast-pitch Tournament at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., June 25-26. The team includes (in no order) Marcus Tan, Kevin Castillo, Gregg Garrity, Josh Johnson, Ramon Jones, Pat Sagdal, Matt Christiansen, Nate Devine, CJ Dedeaux, Eurera Drage, Bobby Rpsthenhausler, Jenner Christiansen, manager David Weldin, and coaches Jason Porto, Greg Hicks, Pete Turner, and Ron Guzman. Courtesy Photo / Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The elite teams of men’s fastpitch seldom venture into Southern California, so when the nine teams of the Southern California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) learned that the Vancouver, BC, Athletics were coming to Little Lake Park for an Alliance tournament, well, that created quite a stir.

    “It’s always a good challenge and fun to play a top-level team,” said Paul Castillo, manager of Those Guys of Long Beach. “It gives my guys some experience playing a team like that and how they (compare).”

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    Impressive teams and talent in Amigos Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Thursday, November 6th, 2014
    The Amigos Men's Fastpitch Tournament will feature some of sports' outstanding pitchers and players, battling for the championship in this sixth annual event.

    The Amigos Men’s Fastpitch Tournament will feature some of sports’ outstanding pitchers and players, battling for the championship in this sixth annual event.

    SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA – The 6th Annual Amigos Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, Nov. 15-16, offers a who’s who of top teams, featuring outstanding pitchers and players – some of the best talent in the game today.

      THE PITCHING
  • J&B Painting: Devon McCullough, Tony Mancha, Pat Burnes (Mancha, USA Men’s National Team)
  • East Bay Bashers: Julio Rodriguez, Monty Wells
  • Taft Buzzards: Jon Gwizdala, Zack Lach
  • A1 Construction: Shawn Koster, Ed Gasper
  • CR Portland Brewers: Sebastian Gervasutti, Josh Johnson, Scot Lieph (Johnson, USA Men’s National Team)
  • Little Sumpin: Timmy Parnow, Kat Lawrence, Lou Valencia
  • Stockton Black Sox: Brandon Sharer, Bobby Alvara, Ken Brose
  • Da’hui: Rich Snake Rivera, Eddie Rodriguez
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