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Jesse Ortiz, pitching in for NAFA and his league

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

JESSE ORTIZ is kept busy at the NAFA World Series checking bats to certifiy that they meet NAFA specifications. Ortiz is in his third year assisting at the NAFA World Series. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2017 NAFA World Series.

FARGO – At his home ballpark in Southern California, Jesse Ortiz can be found hustling from one field to another. He’s an administrator, a resolver of disputes, he oversees the scorekeepers, and he even does some field maintenance when the need arises.

Ortiz is the executive director of the Southern California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL). It’s a job with a lot of duties and some headaches, but he sets all of that aside when it’s his turn to pitch.

He works diligently for long hours on several weekends throughout the fastpitch season to ensure that SCIFL Alliance tournaments run smoothly.

“The SCIFL tournaments went well this year,” said Ortiz, 42. “We did have to cut back on some tournaments because of a conflict with the city (Santa Fe Springs). We had one tournament at Camp Pendleton (Marine Corps Base) and that went well.”

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SCIFL final tournament of the year

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

** To All So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League managers **

SCIFL will be hosting its final Alliance Tournament of the year on August 29 – 30, 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.

So far the East Bay Bashers, from Northern California, has committed to coming down to this event. Teams interested in participating in the event need to contact the tournament director, Jesse Ortiz, at scifastpitch@gmail.com by Sunday, July 16, 2017 so the fields can be paid on Monday, July 17, 2017, per the City of Santa Fe Springs.

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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: Vicki.Oltean@palmsprings-ca.gov.

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