Canada, Mexico and United States Teams Battle For Las Vegas Road Trip Championships

Written by Bob on March 23rd, 2016

maccabi.scifl.92Some of the best talent in North and South America will compete for championships in the Las Vegas Road Trip IX men’s fastpitch tournament, April 8-10 at Sunset Park fields in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To all teams, players and fans:

Less than a month away and here is the latest update on the Las Vegas Road Trip IX, April 8-10. At this time there are 32 teams confirmed to play. Teams from Canada, Mexico, and the United States are all represented at the tournament.

The schedule has been set and all divisions will use the 3-game guarantee NAFA bracket. The championship games are scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday with “IF” games immediately after if necessary. As with any tournaments these are the scheduled times and games may push back a bit during the course of the day so please plan flights accordingly.

The tournament will be using NAFA rules and the special rules attached. Please keep in mind that you can bat up to 10 players using the Extra Hitter (EH) and also have a Designated Runner (DR).

If your normal routine is to have a conference with all your players before the first pitch, please do that before the coin flip or better yet, while the game before you is in play so we can keep games running as close to on-time as possible. The umpires will be instructed to get you moving and start the game without wasting anytime. Also, keep your teams moving in and out of the dugouts as quickly as possible.

    The courtesy runner for the catcher is there for a reason, to get their gear on while the inning is in play and not after the last out.

Regarding bats: this tournament will use the ASA Testing and Certification Program along with compression testing. SCIFL 2016 decal stickers will be provided for passing bats.

  • The official bat in ASA Championship Play must meet all of the requirements of Rule 3, Section 1 and:
  • The Official bat must bear either the ASA approved 2000 certification mark , the ASA 2004 certification mark as shown below, or the ASA 2013 Certification Mark (Slow Pitch ONLY) as shown below and must not be listed on an ASA Non-Approved Bat List with Certification Marks.
  • The bat must be included on a list of approved bat models published by the ASA National Office
  • The bat must, in the sole opinion and discretion of the umpire, have been manufactured prior to 2000 and if tested, would comply with the ASA bat performance standards then in effect. This includes Wooden Bats.
  • More Bat Compliance Requirements

    All bats in ASA Championship Play, except Seniors, must pass the ASA Bat Performance Standard. All bats having the 2000, 2004 or 2013(Slow Pitch, Men’s Adult Fast Pitch, Junior Olympic Boy’s Fast Pitch and Men’s Modified Pitch ONLY) Certification Mark and not listed on the list of Non-Approved bats with Certification marks will be allowed in ASA Championship Play.

    Bats with the 2013 Certification Mark will be allowed in Slow Pitch National Championship Play Only. For your convenience, the ASA website has a listing of all approved bats and bats that have ASA Certification Marks and are no longer approved; see attached ASA Non-Approved Bat List with Certification Marks.

    In 2016 the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA)/USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, in working with Easton Baseball/Softball Inc. (Easton), announced today that Easton is voluntarily removing the following softball bat models from the ASA/USA list of certified bats: SCN1, SCN11BH, SCN1B, SCN2B, SCN3, SCN4B, SCN5, SCN5B, SCN6B, SCN7, SCN7B, SCN8, SCN8B, SCN9, SCX14, SCX14B, SCX24B, AND SCX3. This tournament will restrict the Easton bats that were removed.

    SCIFL tamper proof decal stickers will be utilized at this event so each bat will need to be tested prior to use. In order for a bat to be tested it must meet the ASA Testing and Certification Program by having 1) the ASA Certification Mark, 2) it is not on the Non-Approved Bat List, and 3) passes compression.

    Once the bat passes its testing it will be given an SCIFL 2016 tamper proof decal sticker. Bats that do not have a tamper proof decal sticker will not be allowed in the game. Players should not try to take the tamper proof decal sticker off because any bat with a sticker that looks like it’s been tampered with will not be allowed in play.

    In order to start the games on time please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to game time so we can test your bat and provide passing bats with a tamper proof decal sticker for umpires to check on the field.

    The tournament will be played at Sunset Park fields. Please use the SCIFL web site for maps and addresses. They are listed under park locations on the home page’s left hand side or by clicking on this link

    If you still need to book rooms you can try Arizona Charlie’s Boulder a full service hotel/casino/restaurants/RV Park at 4575 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 800-362-4040 and reference “C-SCIFL” or So Cal Independent Fast Pitch League as the group name to determine if they have any available rooms. The special rates are $50 per night on Friday and Saturday and $30 for Thursday and Sunday nights if you book directly with the hotel using their 800 number.

    For those teams that have not provided at roster, please do so now.

    To see what time your team is scheduled to play refer to the schedule attached.

    Final note, this tournament will be selling t-shirts this year which will include the team’s name so please review the spelling to ensure it is printed correctly. Please let me know if a correction is required because if I do not hear from you it will be assumed that the team’s name is correctly spelled.

    East Bay Bashers CA
    J&B Painting CA
    Maccabi USA CA
    Team Bigman CAN
    Rhinos Fastptich, Baja Mex
    Ostrander MN
    Ohio Battery OH
    CR Brewers OR
    Rio Grande Alliance TX
    Page Brake UT

    A1 – Rockies CA
    KW Pirates CA
    Camrose Fury CAN
    Colorado Knights CO
    Colorado Rage CO
    Brian’s Blackhawks OK
    Oregon Cascades OR
    Browning Fastpitch UT

    Arizona Brewers AZ
    Americans CA
    Brew Crew CA
    Budmen CA
    Buzzards CA
    Coyotes CA
    Pala Braves CA
    So Cal Bandits CA
    So Cal Heat CA
    Press Box MT
    McCoy 913 NM
    Oklahoma Leftovers OK
    Oklahoma Sykos OK
    Austin Bluejays TX

    Please confirm that you received your game times.

    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President

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