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Results from the NAFA 23U World Series

August 12, 2009

Sioux Falls, SD


Results from the NAFA 23 & Under Men’s Fast Pitch tournament in Sioux Fall, SD. Teams played two games in a round robin format to seed them in to the double elimination bracket.

The Hartford Explosion of South Dakota marched through the tournament with a perfect 6-0 record and defeated defending champions the Young Bucks of California twice on Sunday. In the Championship game the Explosion sent local BJ Hunhoff into the circle against Bryant Hale of the Young Bucks.

The Young Bucks took a 2-0 lead into the 3rd when the Explosion exploded with six hits in a row including back-to-back-to-back home runs by Justin Block, Mitch Warne and Jake Espland with Sean Korhes coming after the second home run for the Young Bucks. For good measure BJ Hunhoff also added a home run in the inning to take a 6-2 lead.

The Young Bucks cut the lead to one scoring three runs in the 4th with a bases loaded double by Marcus Tan and then tied the score in the 5th scoring another run. However the Explosion came back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and four more in the sixth to take a 12-6 lead. Kevin Castillo came in for relief of Lamar Goss in the final 1 2/3 innings. The Young Bucks added another run in the top of the seventh to end the game 12-7.

This was the best NAFA 23 & Under World Series to date with almost all teams fully staffed and not needing many of the other young men who were looking to play in the tournament. After polling the teams at the end of the tournament most will still be eligible for next year’s event. While all the teams had a good time and great attitudes, the Kenosha 23U team had the best attitude as they came early on Friday, stayed the entire time at the park and late into to the night on Saturday. By the looks of it they looked like they were ready for another game.

Additional information will be available soon.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Young Bucks 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 7 7 1
Explosion 0 0 6 0 2 2 4 12 9 4

WP: BJ Hunhoff
LP: Lamar Goss

Friday, August 07, 2009:
7:30 PM
Round Robin
Hartford Explosion, SD – 10, Preston Merchants, MN – 0
Young Bucks, CA – 7, Sibley Electric, MN – 0
Kegel Knights, ND – 10, Kenosha 23U, WI – 0
Main Street FP, WI – 7, Ramsey Financial, IL – 4
NW Implement, KS – 3, Warsaw Stagboys, IL – 2

9:15
Hartford Explosion, SD – 8, Kenosha 23U, WI – 0
Young Bucks, CA – 9, Ramsey Financial, IL – 6
Kegel Knights, ND – 4, NW Implement, KS – 4
Warsaw Stagboys, IL – 7, Sibley Electric, MN – 0
Preston Merchants, MN – 9, Main Street FP, WI – 8

Saturday, August 08, 2009
12:30
Winners Bracket
Preston Merchants, MN – 15, Sibley Electric, MN – 0
Ramsey Electric, IL – 12, Kenosha 23U, WI – 5
Kegel Knights, ND – 6, Warsaw Stagboys, IL – 3
NW Implement, KS – 7, Main Street FP, WI – 0

7:30 PM
Winners Bracket
Hartford Explosion, SD - 17 vs Ramsey Financial, IL - 0
Young Bucks, CA – 14 vs Preston Merchants , MN - 0

Lower Bracket
7:30 PM
Warsaw Stagboys, IL – 15 vs Kenosha 23U, WI - 0
Main Street, FP, WI – 16 vs Sibley Electric, MN – 1

11:00 PM
Young Bucks, CA – 7 vs Kegel Knights – 0
Hartford Explosion, SD – 9 vs NW Implement, KS - 9

Sunday. August 9, 2009
11:30 AM
Hartford Explosion, SD – 7 vs Young Bucks, CA - 4

Lower Bracket
8:00 AM
Warsaw Stagbiys, IL – 10 vs Preston Merchants, MN – 1
Ramsey Financial, IL – 15 vs Main Street FP, WI – 13

9:45 AM
Warsaw Stagboys, IL – 6 vs NW Implement, KS – 0
Ramsey Financial, IL – 13 vs Kegel Knights, ND – 3

11:30 AM
Warsaw Stagboys, IL – 9 vs Ramsey Financial, IL – 6

1:15 PM
Young Bucks, CA – 3 vs Warsaw Stagboys, IL – 0

Most Valuable Player: BJ Hunhoff - Hartford Explosion, South Dakota
Most Valuable Pitcher: Jim Harrington - Hartford Explosion, South Dakota

All-World Team
Justin Black – Hartford Explosion, South Dakota
Mitch Warner – Hartford Explosion, South Dakota
Jake Espland – Hartford Explosion, South Dakota
Larry Watts, Jr. – Young Bucks, California
Kevin Castillo – Young Bucks, California
Daniel Dondero – Young Bucks, California
Mike Watts – Young Bucks, California
Michael Jameson – Warsaw Stagboys, Illinois
Bryant Wright – Warsaw Stagboys, Illinois
Ryan Fenton – Ramsey Financial, Illinois
Austin Ramsey – Ramsey Financial, Illinois
Coby Miller – NW Implement, Kansas
Clint Stobbe – NW Implement, Kansas
Kendall Weiller – Kegel Knights
Matt Anderson – Kegal Knights
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