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Men’s Fastpitch Tournament Returning to Yakima, Washington

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

YAKIMA, Wash. – For way to long Yakima – once a hotbed for men’s fastpitch softball – has gone without a men’s fastpitch tournament. But that is going to change in 2019 as Yakima resident, player, coach and manager, Satero Ramos, has taken the initiative to restart the tournament scene, along with the support of the Yakima Parks & Recreation Department.

“I am having a men’s tournament here in Yakima next year, May 4th and 5th, for the first time in over six years,” said Ramos. “Yakima has a rich history of men’s Fastpitch and I’m trying to bring it back. I’ve been playing the game since 1975. It’s a NAFA affiliated tournament. Benjie Hedgecock (NAFA Executive Director) and Jim Williamson (NAFA founding member and Washington state director) are helping with the logistics.”

The tournament not only benefit’s the men’s game but it helps Yakima youth as well. Ramos said the tournament will help fundraise for the non-profit baseball and softball facility, Baseball Advantage Yakima Dirt Dawgs youth age divisions 10-under and 16-under. Ramos is a 10-year board member of the organization.


  • Tournament Name: Cinco de Mayo Men’s Fastpitch Tournament
  • Dates: May 4-5, 2019
  • Entry Fee: $400
  • Monetary Award: $500 for 1st place
  • Affiliation: NAFA (North American Fastpitch Association)
  • NAFA Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place team trophies; All-Tournament plaques, and Most Valuable Pitcher and Player plaques
  • Tournament Format: Round Robin with single elimination (4-game guarantee)

  • Make entry fee payable to Satero Ramos and mail to P.O Box 621, Moxee, WA 98936
    Satero Ramos
    ***Be sure to request hotel information***

    Appreciation party planned for Yakima fastpitch leader Jim Williamson

    Thursday, February 26th, 2015

    Press release / By Mark Seward

    YAKIMA, Wash. – For the fastpitch community that doesn’t know this, Mr. James Robert Williamson (Jim or J.R. who most of us know him by) is not fielding a team this year.

    We are having an alumni party for him on March 21st at his favorite bar the Little Dutch Inn in Yakima Washington.

    This is not farewell party; it’s a thank you and to celebrate his accomplishments in fastpitch.

    “He’s been a player, coach and sponsor for more then 35 years, and I’m proud to say I’ve been a part of his teams (under such banners as JRW & Associates) for many of those years. And that’s not counting all the other things he’s done for the sport.” – Mark Seward

    Any alumni, or friends interested in attending, please just send me a reply or message me and I will get you more details.

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