Kunka, four others inducted into N.D. Softball Hall of Fame

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Tony Kunka of Moorhead and four others have been elected into the North Dakota Softball Hall of Fame.

Joining Kunka are Doreen Brown of Gwinner, N.D.; Greg Crowley, formerly of Fargo and now Bloomington, Minn; Kelly Wrangham of Bismarck and Wayne Becker of Bismarck.

Kunka, a standout American Legion and college baseball player, earned All-American status as a fastpitch softball player, was named All World three times and was the national home run champion twice. Kunka played for Kegal Sign, Moose Lodge and the DMS Knights.

Brown played slowpitch softball for 21 years with several Sargent County teams. Her lifetime batting average was between .550 and .600 and played for two national-tournament teams.

Crowley was a standout pitcher and solid hitter for Kegal Sign in the 1980s and 1990s. He played in three regional tournaments, three national tournaments and one ISC World Tournament.


Wrangham played slowpitch for seven teams that won state titles at the highest division. He was an All-American five times and a national batting champion.

Becker began his slowpitch career in Oakes, N.D., before moving to Bismarck. He played on 25 teams that won state titles, played in 10 national tournament including one national championship.

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