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International Men’s Fastpitch a Memorable Tournament

International Men’s Fastpitch a Memorable Tournament

The International Men’s Fastpitch tournament came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday afternoon when the New York Gremlins faced off against the Venezolanos in the Championship game. It was a nail-biter but the Venezolanos ended up grabbing the win over the Gremlins, 4-3.

The two quarterfinals were played Sunday morning, with the Equipo Aguilos de Venezuela beating the Oriundo Soy, 6-2, and the Venezolanos taking the victory over the Lanceros DE Venezuela, 4-2. Both winning teams advanced to the semi-finals later that day where the Venezolanos grabbed another win, this time against the Equipo Aguilos DE Venezuela, 6-2. The New York Gremlins played their first game of the day against the New York Swashbucklers, with the Gremlins taking the game 9-2.

In other exciting news surrounding the tournament, Rafael Flores of Sopotocientos de Venezuela proposed to his girlfriend, Luz Manna Rodriguez, at home plate prior to kicking off the AAU Men’s International Fastpitch Championships! She said yes and threw out a ceremonial first pitch! 

Congratulations to everyone that came out to ESPN Wide World of Sports to participate in the tournament and a very special congratulations on your new engagement Rafael Flores and Luz Manna Rodriguez! 

To view the PHOTO GALLERY from this event, CLICK HERE.

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Longtime AAU staff member passes

ORLANDO, Fla (Jan 8, 2017) - It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts to share that our colleague and friend, Janice "Jan" Lyon, passed away on December 23, 2017 while surrounded by her family in Indiana. Jan worked for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) as a national staff member for more than 35 years in many different capacities.
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