Santa Rosa Fastpitch Club of Northern California wet 9-1 to win the “A” World Series over the favorite Tower Junction of Wisconsin 10-7 in a slugfest in the final. Santa Rosa won the first championship game 8-1 to force the if necessary game. Tower Junction ended 5-2. Around the top 7 teams will be reclassified to A-Major for the 2013 World Series in DesMoines in addition to the top pitchers from the “A” World Series that will be listed soon. The complete stats for all pitchers and players can be found on www.Playnafa.org.
The Santa Rosa team hit an incredible .400 for the tournament in 10 games and seemed to get better as they went along and had the MVP in Brian Mclay and the MVPitcher in 9 wins for Lamar Goss(on loan from Palm Springs Express)Additional All World Selections for Santa Rosa were Casey Hillman, Nick Green, Dustin Green and Mark Young. For Tower Junction Ike Campbell was selected All World For his pitching low era and his hitting prowess. Other Tower Junction All World players were Travis Halverson, Trey Dennison and Trey Novistky. The Wizards of Oz from Kansas took 3rd place and had these placed on the All World team in pitcher Darren Young, Sam Cooper, Norm Hancock and Aaron Pennington. . DC Outlaws from Indiana took 4th place and had the top hitter in the tourney with Adam Binkley on All Worldas well as Craig Foor, Brent Miller and Zach Weldy. Rooter’s Bar & Grill from Fargo, North Dakota tied for 5th(All World Logan Lundy and Spencer Braun) with Mac’s Sports Pub from Kansas City(All World Shane Horsely, Lance Bobki. Tied for 7th were Sight & Sound Wolves(All World Travis Tom) from Ontario, Canada and Balboa Fastpitch(All World Debby Day, pitcher and Martin Bogen) from Southern California. Tied for 9th were Colton Dirtbags(All World Richie Santiano) from So Cal, SanDiego Primetime(All World Micheal Romero) from So Cal, Roca Tavern(All World Ryan Morton) from Kansas and Bowen FP from Illinois(All World Matt Kissinger).
More All World Selections may be made once the stats have been evealuated after the event.
With the addition of the 4th Game Guaranteed bracket the average number of games each team played was 5.5. The minimum was 4.
Of the 32 teams entered, 30 won at least one game. Of the two that didn’t, one did in the 23U division and the other got 3 more games in the AA-Major Division.