So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League heading for the Marines

Written by Bob on June 23rd, 2017

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The next So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) Masters tournament (age 40-older) will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA. This tournament will have a maximum of 8 teams do to limited fields.

All personnel entering Camp Pendleton must complete a “Sponsored Visitor Request Form” (attached). This is a simple process, but again, ALL personnel must do this, or risk being denied entry to the Base.

  • This process will expedite entry; specifically, when the vehicle comes to the gate, the “occupants” will simply have to show appropriate identification (Driver’s License or State issued ID).
  • Teams interested in participating need to contact the tournament director, Jesse Ortiz, at and turn in the “Sponsored Visitor Request Form” (in the excel format) by June 30, 2017.

    Casa Trejo and So Cal Bandits are the two teams that have confirmed participation so if you are interested please let me know as soon as possible to avoid being left out.

    We will continue to use the bat tester and provide tamper proof decal stickers at this event. Each bat will need to be tested prior to use. 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.

    SCIFL is a non-profit organization that only receives funds from the entry fee teams pay to cover the expenses of running a tournament. Once a team commits to the tournament the expenses are calculated and the field rentals are paid in advance. If a team has committed and then decides to drop out of the tournament, for any reason, they will be subject to the entry fee to cover expenses. The fees will need to be paid prior to any future SCIFL and NAFA tournaments to avoid the team’s roster (players) from suspension. SCIFL will take the team’s roster from the last tournament the team played and will place it on a suspension list if the cancellation fee is not paid. This means players from that team will not be able to play in any SCIFL and NAFA tournaments until the cancellation fee is paid, so please make sure when you commit you are committed to playing in the tournament.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President / Commissioner

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