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Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch brackets finalized

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Road Trip X is poised to begin on Friday with 42 teams from Mexico, Canada and the United States ready to kick off their season in the city that never sleeps.

  • Teams from throughout the U.S. are coming from Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, New Mexico, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Pennsylvania, and California.
  • Under tournament format of the North American Fastpitch Association, three divisions will battle for championships: A, A-Major, and AA / AA-Major.

    Jesse Ortiz, president of the So. California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) and the Road Trip tournament director, released the brackets Monday.

  • The tournament begins Friday, April 7 at noon, with the championships scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m.. Games are played at Sunset Park and Warm Springs Park.

    2017 Las Vegas A Bracket

    Las Vegas A-Major Bracket

    Las Vegas AA/AA-Major Bracket

    Memorial tournament to honor Cecilio E. Smalling

    Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    CECILIO E. SMALLING will be remembered at a memorial tournament in his honor April 22-23 at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Photo Courtesy SCIFL

    To All Managers: SCIFL will be hosting its first annual Cecilio E Smalling Memorial Tournament on April 22 – 23, 2017 at Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA.

    This tournament will have a round-robin format on Saturday followed by a single elimination on Sunday.

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    SCIFL Masters teams in tournament action in Palmdale, Calif.

    Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    SCIFL President

    To All Managers: I’m sending this email in advance just in case I’m not able to do it after I come back from the Las Vegas Road Trip X.

    The next SCIFL Masters Tournament is scheduled for April 30, 2017 in Palmdale, CA at Marie Kerr Park 39700 30th Street West, Palmdale, CA 93551.

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    Buzzards hold off WAH to take Palm Springs Classic Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    THE TAFT (CA) BUZZARDS claimed the 2017 Palm Springs Classic Men’s Fastpitch Tounament at DeMuth Park in Palm Springs, March 25-26. The tournament was the season opener for the So. California Independent Fastpitch League’s (SCIFL) series of Alliance tournaments. Courtesy Photo / Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

    SCIFL President

    PALMS SPRINGS, Calif. – The So Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) opened its 2017 season at DeMuth Park in Palm Springs on March 25-26. Ten teams took part in the Palm Springs Classic, led by long-time men’s fastpitch advocate and tournament director, Vickie Oltean.

    After Saturday’s round-robin play, WAH of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Taft (CA) Buzzards emerged as the No. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively. Both powerhouses rolled through Sunday’s single-elimination playoffs undefeated into the championship.

    Led by the pitching of starter Eloy Montoya, who went three innings, and closer Sonny Perkins, the Buzzards held off WAH, 3-2, in eight innings to claim SCIFL’s first Alliance tournament of the season.

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    Field Set For Annual Palm Springs Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

    Jesse Ortiz is the president of the So. California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL), and he also pitches for the So. Cal Bandits. Photo By BOB OTTO

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The annual Palm Springs men’s fastpitch tournament is shaping up for a competitive confrontation among Southern California’s strongest NAFA A-Major to AA teams at Demuth Park, March 25-26.

    Saturday’s action includes pool play that will determine seeding for Sunday’s single-elimination championship round. Click on (TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE)

    Games are played at DeMuth Park and start at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the final contest scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday begins at 8 a.m. with the championship scheduled for 2 p.m.

    Tournament Director, Vicki Oltean, has long been a major supporter of men’s fastpitch softball. She has held tournaments in Palm Springs for over 30 years.

    Oltean can be reached at: (760) 323-8277 or email:

  • Ten So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) teams comprise the tournament
  • POOL A
    So. Calif. Heat
    Beaumont Coyotes
    A1 Rockies

    POOL B
    California Athletics
    So. Cal Bandits

  • Information provided by Jesse Ortiz, president of SCIFL

    SCIFL Masters League Underway in Santa Fe Springs

    Monday, March 13th, 2017

    BURBANK, Calif. – Ten strong masters teams (age 40-over) comprise the Southern California Independent Fastpitch League.

    Tournament action kicked off on Sunday, March 19th at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs. (Check with SCIFL website for results)

    Casa Trejo
    So. Cal Knights
    Juaneno Smokers
    Mega Quakes

    SCIFL opens men’s fastpitch tournament season In Palm Springs, California

    Monday, March 13th, 2017

    The 2017 Palm Springs Classic promises fast-paced men’s fastpitch softball action. Photo By BOB OTTO

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The Southern California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) is opening its 2017 Alliance Tournament in Palm Springs, CA on March 25-26.

    The tournament is hosted by the City of Palm Springs with an entry fee of $430. The deadline to enter is Monday, March 20, 2017.

    Tournament Director Vicki Oltean can be reached at (760) 323-8277 or email:

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    March Roll Out For Southern California Masters Teams

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

    BURBANK, Calif. – SCIFL is opening the 2017 season with its Masters Tournament which will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA. Teams interested in participating will need to contact the tournament director, Jesse Ortiz, at by Sunday, March 5, 2017 because the field rentals need to be paid on Monday, March 6, 2017. Once the field rentals have been paid we will not be able to make any adjustments.

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    Deadline near for Las Vegas Road Trip X

    Sunday, February 12th, 2017

    BURBANK, Calif. – The Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch tournament (April 7-9) is fast approaching and some teams have yet to pay their entry fee. If you have not paid, please do so as soon as possible.

    This is a second email update I have issued regarding the Las Vegas Road Trip X.


  • Teams that have not paid will have until Friday, February 17, otherwise, you run the risk of being dropped to the waiting list.
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    Bouley and Davis learning fastpitch the New Zealand way

    Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    TYLER BOULEY, left, and YUSEF DAVIS are playing fastpitch in New Zealand with the goal to improve their games for the upcoming 2017 North American fastpitch season. Courtesy Photo

    NEW ZEALAND – It’s the off season for North American fastpitch and for most players, they’ve switched uniforms for a winter sport like basketball or hockey. Or they’re pumping iron at a fitness center muscling-up for the coming season.

    Hitting, pitching, fielding? Not for a few months yet.

    But not so for Yusef Davis and Tyler Bouley. These two young and budding stars – Davis, 22, and Bouley, 21 – shunned taking the winter off and instead boarded a plane for New Zealand.

    All with the purpose of improving and pushing themselves to reach new heights in the sport they profess to love. As the saying goes, “to be the best you can be.”

    Fastpitch is a pitcher’s game. Talented ones typically dominate hitters. So where better to improve one’s hitting than in pitching-rich New Zealand.


    Bouley got a good feel for just how good these Kiwi hurlers are almost as soon as he landed.

    “It has really helped my game because you don’t have to travel to (face) a quality pitcher,” said Bouley, who plays for Northcote Softball Club. “Every premiere team has a pitcher that either has competed at the (International Softball Congress World Tournament) or is capable of competing at the ISC. Two of the best I’ve faced so far are Bailey Hoani and Josh Pettett.”

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