Local men play in World Series
Editor's Note: Over the weekend former Rainy River resident John Bouchard posted on Facebook that he had watched local men playing fastball at the NAFA world series. I asked him if he could get a shot or two and he did. And then we picked up the story about the RR District team from the Fort Frances Times.
By Lucas Punkari
Fort Frances Times
The only team that gave the Sight & Sound Wolves any trouble at the NAFA World Series in Topeka, Kan. over the weekend was the one that went on to win the overall title.
After a loss Friday morning to the Santa Rosa Fastpitch (California) dropped the Wolves into the ‘A’ losers’ bracket, the Fort Frances-based squad rattled off three-straight wins on Saturday before falling to the Fastpitch 9-2.
Santa Rosa went on to capture the ‘A’ crown with a 10-7 triumph over Tower Junction (Wisconsin) yesterday.
The Wolves began their run into the losers’ bracket quarter-finals with a 13-4 thumping of Herzog FP (Missouri), with Travis Tom leading the way at the plate with five RBIs.
That was followed with a come-from-behind 7-4 win over the Saginaw River Dawgs (Michigan) in the early afternoon, where the Wolves scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to stay alive.
With momentum on their side, Sight & Sound then defeated the Colton Dirtbags (California) 6-2, which set the stage for their rematch against Santa Rosa that night.